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Norman Mailer:

An Inventory of His Literary File Photography Collection at the Harry Ransom Center

Creator: Mailer, Norman
Title: Norman Mailer Literary File Photgraphy Collection
Dates: 1960s
Extent: 25 items
Call Number: PH-02771
Language: English
Access: Open for research. Please note: Transparencies may be accessed but require 24 hours advance notice. Negatives cannot be accessed without curatorial approval. Light sensitive materials must be viewed under low-level lighting. Some materials may be restricted from viewing. To make an appointment or to reserve photography materials, please contact the Center's staff at

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Acquisition: Internal transfer from the Norman Mailer Papers, 2015
Processed by: Kait Dorsky, 2017

The University of Texas at Austin, Harry Ransom Center

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The collection consists of photographs from the papers of author Norman Mailer. Included are eight contact sheets and one enlargement of portraits of Mailer, and a photographic postcard by Diane Arbus. Also included are 15 contact sheets of portraits of Mailer taken by Richard Avedon. The collection is arranged by photographer.
This collection forms a part of the Literary File Photography Collection, which is comprised of photographs and albums withdrawn from the libraries and/or papers of literary figures, and generally include portraits and images collected by or of those figures.

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Additional Mailer material can be found in the Norman Mailer Papers at the Harry Ransom Center; additional Avedon materials can be found in the Richard Avedon Photography Collection (PH-00460).

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Arbus, Diane, 1923-1971.
Avedon, Richard.
Mailer, Norman.



Document Types

Contact sheets.
Gelatin silver prints.
Photographic postcards.

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