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John L. (John Louis) Spivak, 1897-1981
Literary File, Photography Collection

144 items (1 box)

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


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Scope and Contents
Item List

Scope and Contents

The John Louis Spivak Literary File consists of 144 items depicting Georgia convicts and their living conditions. The images, taken by Spivak, were used as documentation for his 1932 novel Georgia Nigger. 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This file forms a part of the Literary File Collection, which is comprised of photographs and albums withdrawn from the libraries and/or papers of literary figures, and generally include portraits and images collected by or of those figures.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:Spivak, J. L., Box P1, P3A-P3B, P4A-P4B, P5, P9A-P9B, P10A-P10C, P11A-P11B, P12A-P12C, P13, P15, P16A-P16G, P18A-P18J, P19, P20A-P20B, P21A-P21F, P23A-P23B, P24A-P24C, P25A-P25C, P28A-P28B, P29A-P29E, P30A-P30D, P31A-P31F, P32A-32B, P33A-P33C, P34, P36, P37A-P37B, P39A, P40A, P4181 BW gelatin silver prints, some with printers' marks on recto, most with inscriptions on verso.
NV:LF BoxesP2 (no print), P3, P6 (no print), P7 (no print), P9A-P9B, P10A-P10C, P11A, P11C (no print), P12A, P12C, P14 (no print), P16B-P16G, P17A-P17H (no print), P19, P21A-P21E, P22A-P22B (no print), P26A-P26C (no print), P27 (no print), P29A-P29B, P30B-P30H (no prints for P30E-P30H), P31G (no print), P32A, P35 (no print), P36, P37A, P37C (no print), P38 (no print), P39A, P39B (no print), P40A, P40B (no print), P41, P42 (no print), P43 (no print)63 nitrate negatives (numbers same as corresponding prints, if available).


John L. (John Louis) Spivak Literary File Finding Aid
(Last modified: 18 June 2007)

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