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Robert Payne, 1911-
Literary File, Photography Collection

265 items (3 boxes)

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

Table of Contents

Scope and Contents
Item List
Index of Photographers

Scope and Contents

The Robert Payne Literary File consists of 265 items, most of which are photographs associated with Payne's books: The Island, Lawrence of Arabia, The Life and Death of Lenin, Lost Treasures of the Mediterranean World, and Splendor of Greece. Subjects include Greek and Roman Classical statues, mosaics and decorative arts, and archaeological sites around the Mediterranean. 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This file forms a part of the Literary File Collection, which is comprised of photographs and albums withdrawn from the libraries and/or papers of literary figures, and generally include portraits and images collected by or of those figures.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:Payne, R., Box 1 P1, P6A-P6B, P7A-P7B, P8A-P8B, P9A-P9B, P10A-10B, P11A-P11B, P12-P13, P14A-P14B, P15A-P15B, P16-P17, P18A-P18C, P19A-P19B, P20A-P20B, P21A-P21C, P22A-P22B, P23-P53, P54A-P54B, P55-P68, P69A-P69C, P70A-P70B, P71-P781 roll of BW 120mm film (12 frames) and 92 photographic prints, negatives and half-tone images pertaining to Payne and his books, including Splendor of Greece (P23-P53), Lawrence of Arabia (P54-P70), and The Island (P71-P78).
PH:LF:Payne, R., Box 2P79-P96, P98-P17291 photographic prints pertaining to Payne's The Life and Death of Lenin (P79-P88) and Lost Treasures of the Mediterranean World (P91-P96, P98-P172); 2 photographic reproductions of facsimiles of documents pertaining to Karl Marx's arrest in Brussels in 1848 (P89-P90).
PH:LF:Payne, R., Box 3P173-P221, P222A-P222B, P223A-P223B, P224A-P224B, P225A-P225B, P226A-P226B, P227A-P227B, P228A-P228B, P229A-P229B, P230A-P230B, P231A-P231B, P232A-P232B, P233A-P233B, P234A-P234B, P235A-P235B; 997:0105:009941 photographic prints pertaining to Payne's Lost Treasures of the Mediterranean World (P173-P213); 7 photographic prints and 1 collotype of ancient to modern art and architecture of France (P214-P221); 28 photographic prints pertaining to various canals and locks (P222-P235); 1 snapshot of the Arc de Triomphe, Orange (997:0105:0099).
NV:LF Boxes P971 nitrate negative pertaining to Lost Treasures of the Mediterranean World.

Index of Photographers

Baltermants, D. (Dmitrii)--P223B
Bean, George Ewart--P175
Bleau, J. F.--P71
Dieuzaide, Jean, 1921- --P217
Goell, Theresa--P186-P191
Gottscho, Samuel H. (Samuel Herman), 1875-1971--P78
Roger-Viollet, Hélène, 1901- --P84-P85
Sunami, Soichi, 1885-1971--P221

Robert Payne Literary File Finding Aid
(Last modified: 23 April 2007 )

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