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Anne Sexton, 1928-1974
Literary File, Photography Collection

256 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 Anne Sexton Literary File consists of 256 items, the majority of which are images of Sexton at various ages, both alone and with others. There are also images of her daughters and other family members, as well as friends and associates. An index at the end of this guide lists photographers whose work is featured in this file.

This file forms a part of the Literary File Collection, which is comprised of photographs and albums withdrawn from the libraries and/or papers of literary figures, and generally include portraits and images collected by or of those figures.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:Sexton, A., Box 1 957:0009:0001-0023Portraits of Sexton alone and with various people (photographic prints).
PH:LF:Sexton, A., Box 1 981:0061:0001-0010Images of various people (photographic prints) and a transparency of a poem by Robert Bly (981:0061:0006).
PH:LF:Sexton, A., Box 1 981:0089:0001-0003, 0017, 0019-0050Chiefly images of Sexton at various ages and of her family, friends, and associates (photographic prints and negatives).
PH:LF:Sexton, A., Box 2 981:0089:0004-0016Portraits of Sexton as a young woman circa 1950. RESTRICTED ACCESS: Light sensitive material curator's permission required to view these items.
PH:LF:Sexton, A., Box 3 981:0089:0051-0087, 0089-0124, 0126-0156Chiefly images of Sexton at various ages and of her family, friends, and associates (photographic prints and negatives).
PH:LF:Sexton, A., Box 3 981:0089:0157-0162Images of a 1972 production of the opera Transformations (photographic prints).
PH:LF:Sexton, A., Box 3 981:0089:0165-0166Views of various places (photographic prints).
PH:LF:Sexton, A., Box 3 981:0089:0167-0178Views of Chicago (photographic prints).
PH:LF:Sexton, A., Box 3 981:0089:0179-0181Images of a bronze sculpture entitled "Resting in half-lotus" (photographic prints).
PH:LF:Sexton, A., Box 3 981:0089:0182-0183Images of a productions of the play The Wheel Lullaby (photographic prints).
PH:LF:Sexton, A., Box 3 984:0010:0057Portrait of Sexton and a man in uniform (negative; same subjects and occasion as negative 981:0089:0018).
PH:LF:Sexton, A., Box 3 984:0010:0058-0063Snapshots of participants in a poetry reading (photographic prints).
PH:LF:Sexton, A., Box 3 992:0003:0001; 992:0004:0001Portraits of Sexton wearing "psychedelic helmet" (photographic prints).
PH:LF:Sexton, A., Box 3 995:0008:0001-002626 transparencies taken by Sands Robart of Anne Sexton on a trip to Europe; they are numbered (1, 2, 3, etc.) to correspond with Robart's handwritten explanation of the images (a copy is with the transparencies).
PH:LF:OV Box, Large 957:0009:0024-0028; 957:0009:0029 (mounted); 957:0009:0030 (mounted, with 0031 on verso); 957:0009:0031 (mounted, with 0030 on recto) Portraits of Sexton, including one with her daughters as babies (957:0009:0025) and one with her husband and daughters as children (957:0009:0027) (photographic prints).
NV:LF Boxes 981:0089:0003 Image of Anne with an unidentified man, circa 1950s (nitrate negative; same number as corresponding print).
NV:LF Boxes 981:0089:0018; 984:0010:0057 Two variant images of Anne with an unidentified man in uniform, circa 1950s (nitrate negatives).
NV:LF Boxes981:0089:0125Image of an unidentified person dressed as Santa (nitrate negative).


Index of Photographers

Allen, Bill--957:0009:0014
Associated Press--981:0089:0025-0029
Boris (Boston, Mass.)--981:0089:0017, 0019, 0151
Budd Studio--981:0089:0023
Dena (New York, N.Y.)--957:0009:0016-0017
Falk (Boston, Mass.)--981:0089:0139
Hammond, R.--957:0009:0015
Jennett, J.--981:0089:0002
Jet Commercial Photographers--981:0089:0040
Lenscraft Studios--957:0009:0012-0013
Locke, Maryel--992:0003:0001; 992:0004:0001
McKenna, Rosalie Thorne--957:0009:0018; 981:0089:0022, 0050-0051, 0053-0056
Nathans, Rhoda--957:0009:0023; 981:0089:0087
Nenni--981:0089:0110
Ott, Jon E.--957:0009:0001
Page, Sue--981:0089:0141-0142
Phillips, Ann--981:0089:0089-0095
Polumbaum, Ted--957:0009:0009-0011
Purdy (Boston, Mass.)--981:0089:0134, 0144
Robart, Sands--995:0008:0001-0026
Sargent Studio--981:0089:0143
Welsch, Ulrike--981:0089:0046, probably 981:0089:0047
Wilder, Anne--981:0089:0048


Anne Sexton Literary File Finding Aid
(Last modified: 13 June 2007)

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