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Edward Dahlberg, 1900-1977
Literary File, Photography Collection

36 items

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 Edward Dahlberg Literary File consists of 36 photographs, including several portraits of Dahlberg. 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This file forms a part of the Literary File Collection, which is comprised of photographs and albums withdrawn from the libraries and/or papers of literary figures, and generally include portraits and images collected by or of those figures.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:Dahlberg, E., unless otherwise indicated.


Item List

Container Accession / P No. Description
*P1 Copy print of a circa 1940 photographic portrait by Berenice Abbott of Dahlberg (same image as 985:0009:0010; with 8"x10" copy negative).
*P2 Copy print of an annotated page from a yearbook(?) of a group portrait of the 1917 class of the Jewish Orphan Asylum, Cleveland, Ohio (with 8"x10" copy negative).
*P3 Copy print of an exterior view of Dahlberg's apartment building on McGee Street, Kansas City, Missouri (with 8"x10" copy negative).
* P5A-P5I9 informal portraits of Dahlberg, 1967-1968.
* P7Dahlberg and "Julia" (Lawlor, his last wife?) seated at a dinner table, 1968.
* P8Dahlberg, "Julia" (Lawlor, his last wife?), and an unidentified woman at a party, 1968 (taken on the same occasion as P9).
*P9 Dahlberg and "Herbert" at a party, 1968 (taken on the same occasion as P8).
*P10 Photographic reproduction of a list of 38 names with dates entitled "Greetings from Chicago" (with 8"x10" copy negative).
* P12Microfilm (negative image) of the front page of the New York Times from Sunday, 9 April 1933.
*P13A-P13B Images of stacks of manuscripts used as illustrations for Harold Billings' A Bibliography of Edward Dahlberg.
* 985:0009:0001Copy print of a 1932 photographic portrait by Johan Hagemeyer of Dahlberg in Carmel, California.
*985:0009:0002 Photographic print identified by inscription on verso as: "Rome Hieroglyph 1963: / Homage to Edward Dahlberg / Aaron Siskind."
*985:0009:0003 View of the Germicide Barber Shop; mounted, with signed presentation on mount verso to "Jonathan" from "Gene" [i.e. Eugene Meatyard].
*985:0009:0004 Photograph of 3 children playing in a rubble-strewn, vacant lot.
*985:0009:0005 Portrait of Dahlberg, 1968 (enlargement of P5E).
*985:0009:0006 View of the Jewish Orphan Asylum, Cleveland, Ohio.
*985:0009:0007 Group portrait of the 1917 class of the Jewish Orphan Asylum, Cleveland, Ohio (cropped version of P2).
* 985:0009:0008Exterior view of Dahlberg's apartment building on McGee St., Kansas City, Missouri (same image as P3).
*985:0009:0009 Photograph of a bust sculpture by Aubrey Schwartz of Dahlberg.
*985:0009:0010 Copy print of a circa 1940 photographic portrait by Berenice Abbott of Dahlberg (same image as P1).
* 985:0009:0011Photo collage with signed presentation to Dahlberg from Nicholas Dean, 15 September 1961.
*997:0105:0230 Snapshot of Dahlberg, removed from the author's copy of Because I Was Flesh.
PH:LF:OV Box, Large 985:0009:0012View of an industrial facility on a canal; inscribed below image: "Chi. LA #82"; signed: "Art Sinsabaugh '64"; mounted on board, with tissue cover sheet indicating cropping and page numbering; handwritten on mount verso: "To Jonathan / for Dahlberg / May he learn to understand photography."


Index of Photographers

Cato, Bob--985:0009:0009
Dean, Nicholas--985:0009:0011
Gotfryd, Bernard--P5A-P5I, P7, possibly P8-P9, 985:0009:0005
Kalisher, Simpson--985:0009:0004
Meatyard, Ralph Eugene, 1925-1972--985:0009:0003
Sinsabaugh, Art, 1924- --985:0009:0012
Siskind, Aaron--985:0009:0002


Edward Dahlberg Literary File Finding Aid
(Last modified: 13 July 2007)

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