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Guide to the Larry Racioppo Photograph Collection
1989-2017
 PR 208

New-York Historical Society
170 Central Park West
New York, NY 10024
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Collection processed by Marybeth Kavanagh, Jenny Gotwals, Kelly McAnnaney, Joseph Ditta

This finding aid was produced using ArchivesSpace on November 28, 2018
Description is in English. using Describing Archives: A Content Standard

Container List

Series III: New York City Department of Housing Preservation and Development Photographs, 1989-2004. 8.59 Linear Feet

Scope and Contents

This series includes approximately 765 photographs taken while Racioppo worked as the official photographer for New York City's Department of Housing Preservation and Development (HPD). He was hired by HPD in 1989 to document the city's rebuilding of its distressed neighborhoods in all five boroughs. The subjects of these photos include demolition, construction, and before and after images of rehabilitated apartment buildings and playgrounds. There are also portraits of tenants in their apartments, squatters, homeless people, building managers, building superintendents, construction workers, HPD staff and program participants, and city and state officials such as Mayor Edward Koch, Mayor Rudolph Giuliani, and Governor Mario Cuomo. This series also contains many photos of dilapidated buildings (interior and exterior), unsafe living conditions, evictions, crack house interiors, drug paraphernalia, and graffiti.

Arrangement

Series III is arranged by location and/or subject, and then by size.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift of Larry Racioppo, 2017 (accession no. PPAC-2017-88).

Credit line: Gift of the artist.

Processing Information

Processed by Marybeth Kavanagh, June 2017.

Bronx

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 3 Folder : 1-6 8x10 photos
1989-1991, n.d.
Box: 5 Folder : 1-11 16x20 photos
1989-2004, n.d.

Brooklyn

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 3 Folder : 7-11 8x10 photos
1989-2002, n.d.
Box: 4 Folder : 5-8 11x14 photos
1990-2004, n.d.
Box: 6 Folder : 1-9 16x20 photos
1989-2004, n.d

Manhattan

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 4 Folder : 1-3 11x14 photos
1990-2004, n.d.
Box: 3 Folder : 12-14 8x10 photos
1989-1992, n.d.
Box: 4 Folder : 9-11 11x14 photos
1990-2004, n.d.
Box: 7 Folder : 1-7 16x20 photos
1989-2004, n.d.

Queens

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 8 Folder : 1 16x20 photos
n.d.

Staten Island

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 8 Folder : 2 16x20 photos
n.d.

Unidentified

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 3 Folder : 15-17 8x10 photos
1989-1991, n.d.
Box: 8 Folder : 3 16x20 photos
1989-2004, n.d.

HPD Staff and Program Participants

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 3 Folder : 18 8x10 photos
1989-1992, n.d.
Box: 8 Folder : 4-6 16x20 photos
1990-2004, n.d.

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