University of Texas at Austin

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

Administrative Information

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

The University of Texas at Austin, Harry Ransom Center

Scope and Contents

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This collection forms a part of the Literary File Photography Collection, which is comprised of photographs and albums withdrawn from the libraries and/or papers of literary figures, and generally include portraits and images collected by or of those figures.

Related Material

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).

Index Terms


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



Document Types

Contact sheets.
Gelatin silver prints.
Photographic postcards.

Item List