Public Information: DeNucci Photograph Negatives Collection, 1971-1996

RECORD GROUP: Other County Records
RECORD SERIES #: 5100
SERIES: Public Information & Tourism: DeNucci Photograph Negatives Collection
DATES: 1971-1996
VOLUME: 10,000 images (approximately)

DeNucci 1971

Paul Carmen DeNucci (1925-2011)

Note: See the Container List below for links to the DeNucci photograph jpgs.

Abstract
This collection consists of approximately 10,000 negatives, proofs and prints, almost all by County Photographer Paul DeNucci before his retirement in 1996.
History
Paul DeNucci got his first camera when he was eight years old. A neighbor who worked for a news photo agency helped him learn about photography. Among his early photos was one of the cruise ship Morro Castle, when it burned and ran aground at Asbury Park in 1934. DeNucci attended private schools and Monmouth College. During World War II, he was a photographer in the Navy as a member of an underwater demolition team. Using Leicas, Nikons, and Hasselblads, he photographed for Monmouth County for more than twenty years. At the time of his retirement, he was beginning to use a digital camera. DeNucci’s office at the Hall of Records included facilities for developing film and printing. (Information based on an interview with DeNucci in 2005 by Chuck Steiner.)
Scope and Content
The pdf files linked below describe approximately 10,000 35mm and medium format black-and-white and color negatives, 1969-1997 (bulk 1973-1996), organized in 2,733 files transferred by Department of Promotion and Tourism in 1999-2000. The lists constitute an abstract of a more detailed PastPerfect database, with images, that can be used at the Archives for more in-depth searches.

Most, but not all, of the photographs were taken by County Photographer Paul DeNucci; some were taken by freelance photographers George Evans, Sr. and/or George Evans, Jr.

The majority of the photographs are of county employees (especially Freeholders) and county buildings but many other people and locales are also included. Years and months of photographs can be determined by the first two components of the number; zeros indicate that the year and/or month is unknown. The third component of the number is a sequential number and does not refer to a day. More specific dates of photographs often are recorded in the PastPerfect database that can be searched at the Archives.

Access Restrictions
These items are open to the public without restriction.
Use
Researchers may view these items in the Archives.
Repository
Monmouth County Archives
125 Symmes Drive
Manalapan NJ 07726
(732) 308-3771
Acquisition Information
DeNucci began transferring these items to the Archives in April 1996 under Accession # 1996-04. On July 14, 1999, the bulk of this collection was transferred to the Archives by the Monmouth County Department of Promotion and Tourism, under Accession No. 1999-05.
Processing Information
This finding aid was prepared by Gary D. Saretzky on March 12, 2009, and revised by him on May 10, 2019.