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W. H. (Wystan Hugh) Auden, 1907-1973
Literary File, Photography Collection

119 items (1 box)

Acquisition: Internal transfers
Access: Open for research
Processed by: Susan McClellan and Mary Foster, 2006
RLIN Record ID: None


Table of Contents

Scope and Contents
Item List
Index of Photographers

Scope and Contents

The W. H. Auden Literary File consists of 119 pictures, many of which are portraits of Auden and/or Chester Kallman. There are also views of various places, including Auden's residence in Austria. An index at the end of this guide lists photographers whose work is featured in this file. Further descriptions of some items are available in a card catalog in the repository.

This file forms a part of the Literary File Collection, which is comprised of photographs and albums withdrawn from the libraries and/or papers of literary figures, and generally include portraits and images collected by or of those figures.

*Items are located at PH:LF:Auden, W. H., Box, unless otherwise indicated.


Item List

Container Accession / P No. Description
*P1-P3, P5-P14 Portraits of Auden.
* P15-P34Images of Auden with Chester Kallman (P15-P19), Sir Kenneth Clarke (P20), Alan Ansen (P21), and various other people.
*P35-P57 Portraits of Chester Kallman.
*P58-P79 Images of Kallman with Alan Ansen (P60-P61), Charles Heileman (P62), and various other people, most of whom are unidentified men.
* P80-P81Portraits of Yannis Boras.
*P82 Portrait of Cyril Conolly.
* P83-P85Individual portraits of 3 unidentified men.
*P92 Roll (20 frames, 18 images) of color 35mm negatives of various, unidentified people and places.
* P93Partial roll (4 frames) of color 35mm film of various, unidentified people and places.
* P94Roll (20 frames, 17 images) of color 35mm film of various, unidentified people and places.
*P131-P134 Photographic postcards of Auden's cat, Cenerentulla.
*P135View of Auden's summer cottage on Fire Island, New York, 1946.
*P136-P146Views of Auden's house and grounds at No. 6, Kirchstetten, Austria (with Chester Kallman in P141 and P143).
*P147 Photographic postcard view of Forio d'Ischia, Italy.
*P148-P149 Photographic postcard views of Kirchstetten, Austria.
*P150-P151Views of Salzburg, Austria.
*P152-P157 Commercial 35mm color slides of Salzburg, Austria.
*P158Color photomechanical postcard view of Meteores, Greece.
* P159View of an unidentified town.
*P160 Image of a sculpted head of Auden.
* P161Color photographic reproduction of a painting of Auden.
PH:LF:OV Box, Medium P4Portrait of Auden.


Index of Photographers

Belgrave Press Bureau--P9
Breicha, Otto--P22-P24, P32
Friedrich, Reinhard, photographer--P161
Henschel, Horst--P160
Lauro, N.--P85
Meyerlist, L.--P72-P73
Sheffield Newspapers--P20


W. H. (Wystan Hugh) Auden Literary File Finding Aid
(Last modified: 27 June 2007)

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