Series 7: Photographs
14.1 linear feet, 20 boxes
This collection is stored at Firestone Library and Firestone Library.
This collection is stored on site at Firestone Library. Ernest
Hemingway material and Box 180 are stored in special vault facilities. Box 159 is oversize and stored in the A-floor vault.
Requests will be delivered to Manuscripts Division, RBSC Reading Room
Collection Creator: Beach, Sylvia..
Extent: 14.1 linear feet, 20 boxes
Access to the photographs is restricted because surrogates are available for
reference use. Researchers who feel they have a compelling reason to be
granted access to the original photographs must request permission in
advance from the Curator of Manuscripts ( http://www.princeton.edu/~rbsc/contact/index.shtml ).
This series consists of assorted photographs documenting the different
facets and relationships central to Beach's life: her family; her friends,
particularly Adrienne Monnier, but also including writers and artists; and
her life in Paris as proprietress of Shakespeare and Company.
Snapshot images and negatives (here defined as photographs lacking the
formal approach of a studio portrait or news agency documentary photograph)
measuring approximately 2.75 x 3.75 inches (7 x 10 centimeters) can often be
attributed to Sylvia Beach herself. Images taken in and around Shakespeare
and Company and Les Déserts are particular candidates for this attribution.
However, photographer attributions were not given in this finding aid unless
explicitly stated. Researchers should contact the estates of Man Ray, Gisèle
Freund, Berenice Abbott and other copyrighted photographers present in the
collection for information regarding copyrighted photographs.
Arranged into 8 subseries.
Series 7: Photographs; 1881-1969; Sylvia Beach Papers, Manuscripts Division, Department of Rare Books and Special Collections, Princeton University Library.