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Descriptive Summary

Creator Sketch

Scope and Content

Archivist's Note

Restrictions

Persons

Administrative Information

Description of Series

Creative Works

Production Materials by Project

Exhibit photographs

Museum exhibit materials

University of Texas, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History

A Guide to the Matthew Naythons Photographic Archive, ca. 1972-2009



Descriptive Summary

Creator: Naythons, Matthew
Title Matthew Naythons Photographic Archive, ca. 1972-2009
Identification: AR 2003-088; 2003-089; 2005-061; 2010-080; 2010-327
Extent 6,800 transparencies; 1,000 negatives; 3,200 prints; 15 ft. paper records; 30 videotapes; ca. 400 CDs and DVDs; 5 hard drives
Language English.
Repository Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin

Creator Sketch

Since 1972, Matthew Naythons pursued two distinct professions: medicine and photography. Moreover, Naythons developed his skills in both areas in a way that allowed him to combine the two pursuits at a later date. After obtaining his medical degree from Hahnemann University in 1972, he began working on a month-by-month basis in an emergency room, a schedule that allowed him to take on freelance photojournalism assignments. During those years, he documented many international events for various publications such as Time, National Geographic, Newsweek, Life, the Sunday Times of London, and Stern.

After building up considerable experience in both professions for nearly a decade and a half, Naythons turned his attention in the late 1980s to his newly founded company, RxMedia Group, and a new book project, The Power to Heal. In 1991, Naythons renamed his company Epicenter Communications, and has since produced many more photography-based book projects. Naythons has also incorporated digital technology into his ventures, including The Multimedia Home Companion and his involvement in the seminal Internet health companies, NetHealth and NetMed.

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Scope and Content

This archive consists of materials from both Naythons’ photojournalistic days (1972-86) and his later work as a publisher/producer (1986-present), and includes negatives (1,000), transparencies (6,800, in both black and white, and color), photographic prints (3,200), contact sheets, correspondence with and biographical profiles of photographers, copyright documentation (including model releases), proofs for publications, manuscripts, business records and digital files on floppy disks, CDs, DVDs and hard drives. Naythons’ own photographic work documents the fall of Saigon, the Yom Kippur War, the Nicaraguan revolution, and the aftermath of the Jonestown massacre, among other turbulent political events of the late 1970s. His production work documents different medical cultures around the world (and other cultural differences worldwide), medical dilemmas in times of war, Naythons’ collaboration with PF Bentley on the latter’s book on President Clinton’s 1992 campaign, educational techniques, and religious mission work. The business files for such book projects as The Power to Heal, The Face of Mercy, Sarajevo: A Portrait of Siege, and Christmas Around the World also present a detailed and extensive record of the complexities and challenges involved in their creation. More recent publications for which documentation is present include A Day in the Life of the United States Armed Forces. and A Day in the Life of the American Woman. Also included are exhibit prints from the book, Barack Obama: the Official Inaugural Book.

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Archivist's Note

This collection has been arranged according to the two primary activities documented by Naythons’ records. The materials in the first series, mostly photographs, represent Naythons’ work as a photojournalist. The second series consists of a mix of photographs, administrative records, manuscripts, and other printed materials related to Naythons’ role as a producer/publisher. Within this second series, the materials have been divided between the photographs used in Naythons’ publications (typically, photographs shot by someone else) and the wide variety of manuscript support material related to these publications. This distinction maintains the organization of Naythons’ own file system. However, as the collection has only been preliminarily processed, some photographic materials, including transparent media, remain interfiled with printed material and those files are therefore restricted. Additional copyright restrictions apply to all materials not created by Naythons.

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Restrictions

Access to transparent media, CDs, DVDs and hard drives is restricted. Copyright restrictions apply. Contact repository for further information.A portion of this collection is stored remotely. Advance notice required for retrieval. Contact repository for retrieval.

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Persons

Clinton, Bill, 1946-
Naythons, Matthew--Archive.
Obama, Barack.

Subjects (Organizations)

Church of Jesus Christ of Latterday Saints

Subjects

Christmas
Medicine
Physicians
Politicians--United States
United States--Armed Forces
Women--United States

Places

Israel
Jonestown (Guyana)
Nicaragua
Sarajevo (Bosnia and Hercegovina
Vietnam
Washington (D. C.)

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Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Matthew Naythons Photographic Archive, ca. 1972-2009, The Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin

Processing Information

Basic processing and cataloging of this collection was supported with funds from the National Historical Publications and Records Commission (NHPRC) for the Briscoe Center’s "History Revealed: Bringing Collections to Light" project, 2009-2011.

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Detailed Description of the Collection

 

Creative Works

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4Ac109 Photojournalism
Photographs
Transparencies
Contact Sheets
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4Ac110 Color negatives
Positive 35mm film strips
Contact Sheets
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4Ac111 Photographs
B/W negatives
Contact Sheets
Color transparencies
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4Ac112 Color transparencies
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4Ad80 Photographs
Color transparencies
Contact sheets
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4Ae92 Color Transparencies

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Production Materials by Project

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3Y111e Pictorial Files
The Power to Heal
Photographs
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3Y111f Photographs
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3Y345 Transparencies (Almeida – Ludwig)
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3Y346 Transparencies (Mark – Smolan)
Miscellaneous transparencies
Manuscript materials:
Press / PR
Photographer / Writer correspondence
Photo requests from doctors
Releases
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3Y347 The Mission
Photographs (Bowman – Menuez)
Transparencies (Bowman – Menuez)
Stock photos
Miscellaneous manuscript materials
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3Y348 Photographs (Philbrick – Walker)
Transparencies (Philbrick – Walker)
Miscellaneous manuscript materials
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3Y349 Transparencies
Miscellaneous Material
Book covers
Promotional materials
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3D4 The Faces of Mercy
Proofs
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3Y350 The Multimedia Home Companion
Screen and box shots
An American Journey
Transparencies
Sarajevo: A Portrait of Siege
Transparencies
Christmas around the World
Transparencies
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2010-080/6 Day in the Life of the American Armed Forces
Prints
Promotional brochures
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3Y351 Manuscript and Printed Materials
The Faces of Mercy
Production files
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3Y352 Production files
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3Y353 The Power to Heal
Stock invoices
Releases
Floppy disks
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3Y354 The Mission
Manuscript material
The Faces of Mercy
WWII and miscellaneous manuscript material
A Day in the Life of the United States Armed Forces
Manuscript material
"Inaugural 2001"
Manuscript material
The Power to Heal
Manuscript material
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3Y355 The Multimedia Home Companion
Manuscript material
The Mission
Photographer files
Miscellaneous manuscript material
Portrait of Victory
Clinton Inaugural 1993 manuscript material
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4J527 Clinton Inauguaral 1993 manuscript material
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4J427 Photographs
Transparencies
An American Journey
Clinton Inaugural 1997 manuscript material
Official invitation to inauguration
Photographs
Transparencies
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4J528 Portrait of Victory
Clinton Inaugural 1993 manuscript material
The Faces of Mercy
Manuscript material
The Multimedia Home Companion
Press reviews
Clippings files
Parent's Guide material
Miscellaneous material
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4J428 Presidential inauguration invitations
Magazines
Computer disk
Book cover
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4J529 [Restricted] Confidential papers
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4J529 {Restricted] Business records
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4J530 [Restricted] Business Records
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2010-080/2 Day in the Life of the United States Armed Forces
Captions A-I
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2010-080/3 Captions J-Z
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2010-080/4 Travel and photographer files
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2010-080/5 Tour files and receipts
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2010-080/7 Day in the Life of the American Woman
Essay fact check, invoices, contracts
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2010-080/8 Captions
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2010-080/9 Fact check
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2010-080/1 [restricted] Videotapes, CDs, and DVDs
Day in the Life of the United States Armed Forces
Promotional materials
Tapes of interviews and TV appearances
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2010-080/6 [restricted] Cover scans
Miscellaneous
“The President” Oct. 2002
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2010-080/1 [restricted] Day in the Life of the American Woman
Tapes of interviews
Promotional materials
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3G476 [restricted] Original photographs A-F
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3G477 [restricted] Original photographs G-P
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3L485 [restricted] Original photographs R-W
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2010-080/10 [restricted] Hard drives
Day in the Life of the United States Armed Forces images, captions and book proofs [5 hard drives]

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Exhibit photographs

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3S159 Barack Obama: the Official Inaugural Book, 2009

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Museum exhibit materials

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Big Basement Day in the Life of the United States Armed Forces

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