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Eugene O'Neill, 1888-1953
Literary File

233 items (2 boxes)

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


Table of Contents

Scope and Contents
Item List
Index of Photographers

Scope and Contents

The Eugene O'Neill Literary File consists of 233 items, most of which are studio portraits of O'Neill, his second wife, Agnes, and their children, Shane and Oona. There are also studio portraits of O'Neill's fellow Provincetown Players including playwrights, poets and actors. The bulk of the images are by Nickolas Muray and include studio portraits as well as copy prints of O'Neill's family photographs. 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This file forms a part of the Literary File Collection, which is comprised of photographs and albums withdrawn from the libraries and/or papers of literary figures, and generally include portraits and images collected by or of those figures.


Item List

Container Accession / P No. Description
PH:LF:O'Neill, E., Box 1 P1-P2, P3A-P3B, P4-P5, P6A, P7A-P7C, P8A-P8B, P9, P10A-P10B, P11, P12A-P12B, P13-P19, P20A-P20B, P21-P29, P30A-P30BStudio portraits of O'Neill and copy prints of his family photographs, one of which includes his brother James O'Neill (P27).
PH:LF:O'Neill, E., Box 1 P31A-P31B, P32A-P32B, P33A-P33B, P34A-P34B, P35A-P35B, P36A-P36B, P37A-P37B, P38, P39A (contemporary print made from glass negative), P39B, P40A-P40B, P41A-P41D, P42A-P42B, P43A, P43B (2 items), P43C-P43J, P44A-P44B, P45A-P45B Portraits of O'Neill, his second wife, Agnes, and/or their children, Shane and Oona (P41 and P42 include friends), as well as copy prints of family photographs, one of which is of his brother James O'Neill (P32).
PH:LF:O'Neill, E., Box 1P46A-P46G (2 items each), P47 (2 items)Portraits of Shane and Oona O'Neill with original negatives.
PH:LF:O'Neill, E., Box 2 P48A-P48O, P48P (2 items), P48Q (3 items), P48R-P48S, P49A-P49B, P50A-P50B, P51, P52A-P52B (2 items each), P53, P54A-P54D, P55A-P55B, P56A-P56B, P57, P58A-P58B, P59A-P59L (12 different images), P60A-P60J (10 different images), P61, P63; 982:0036:0010 Portraits of Carlotta Monterey, Ralph Barton, Margaret Wycherly, Susan Glaspell, George Cram Cook, Elinor Wylie, Louise Bryant, Louis Wolheim, James Light, Harry Kemp, and Floyd Dell (P48-P58); views of Provincetown (P59); images from an exhibit about O'Neill (P60) ; portraits of O'Neill (P61; 982:0036:0010); image of 17 unidentified men seated around a conference table (P63).
PH:LF:OV Box, Medium P62Poster promoting the 1966 Provincetown Playhouse Festival with image of a wave crashing on a beach.
PH:FC-01:DR-04P1-P2, P35A-P35B (2 variant images), P37A-P37B (2 variant images), P39A-P39B (2 variant images) Glass negatives (same number assigned to corresponding prints).
NV:LF BoxP4-P5, P6A-P6B (2 variants; no print available of P6B), P7-P15, P17-P25, P27 (composite of 4 photographs), P29B (composite of P28 and P29A), P34, P36, P38, P40A-P40B, P41A-P41B, P42A-P42B, P43A, P43C-P43G, P43I, P44A-P44C, P45, P48B, P48Q, P49B, P59A-P59JNitrate negatives (same number assigned to corresponding prints, if available).


Index of Photographers

Berstein, Dan--P62
Muray, Nickolas, 1892-1965--P3-P4, P6-P15, P17-P29, P34-P36, P40-P49
New York Times Studio--P63
Van Vechten, Carl--P61


Eugene O'Neill Literary File Finding Aid
(Last modified: 22 February 2008)

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