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William Goyen:

An Inventory of His Literary File Photography Collection at the Harry Ransom Center

Creator: Goyen, William, 1915-1983
Title: William Goyen Literary File Photography Collection
Dates: 1947-1955
Extent: 5 document boxes, 1 album (2.85 inear feet)
Abstract: The William Goyen Literary File consists of 992 photographs, many of which are portraits of Goyen, both alone and with others, including his wife, Doris Roberts. Of particular note among the various people represented in the file are Dorothy Brett, Spud Johnson, Frieda Lawrence, Mabel Dodge Luhan, and Katherine Anne Porter. Also included are a number of views of Venice, Italy, and stills from productions of House of Breath and Aimee.
Call Number: Photography Collection PH-02671
Language: English
Access: Open for research. Please note: Transparencies may be accessed but require 24 hours advance notice. Negatives cannot be accessed without curatorial approval. Light sensitive materials must be viewed under low-level lighting. Some materials may be restricted from viewing. To make an appointment or to reserve photography materials, please contact the Center's staff at photography@hrc.utexas.edu.



Acquisition: Internal transfer
Processed by: HRC Staff
Repository:

The University of Texas at Austin, Harry Ransom Center


The William Goyen Literary File consists of 992 photographs (911 loose prints, 54 negatives, 3 slides, and 24 prints in an album), many of which are portraits of Goyen, both alone and with others, including his wife, Doris Roberts. Of particular note among the various people represented in the file are Dorothy Brett, Spud Johnson, Frieda Lawrence, Mabel Dodge Luhan, and Katherine Anne Porter. Also included are a number of views of Venice, Italy, and stills from productions of House of Breath and Aimee. Most items lack accession numbers. An index at the end of this guide lists photographers whose work is featured in this literary file.

The Ransom Center also has material from Goyen's archives in its Art Collection, Manuscripts Collection, and Library.

People

Brett, Dorothy, 1883-1977.
Goyen, William.
Johnson, Walter Willard, 1897-1968.
Lawrence, Frieda, 1879-1956.
Luhan, Mabel Dodge, 1879-1962.
Porter, Katherine Anne, 1890-1980.
Roberts, Doris, 1925-2016.

Subjects

Authors, American--20th century.
Dramatists, American--20th century.
Film adaptations.

Places

Venice (Italy).

Document Types

Chromogenic color prints.
Dye destruction prints.
Film negatives.
Gelatin silver prints.