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Van Vechten, Carl, 1880-1964
Princeton University. Library. Special Collections
Carl Van Vechten Photographs of Eugene O'Neill
Manuscripts Division
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1 box and 0.4 linear feet
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Firestone Library (mss): Box 1


Consists of 113 photographs of American dramatist Eugene O'Neill and his wife, Carlotta, taken by American writer and photographer Carl Van Vechten.

Collection Description & Creator Information


The collection consists of 113 photographs of Eugene O'Neill and his wife, Carlotta, taken by Van Vechten. Most of the photographs are studio style; some, however, are informal in tone, taken at their estate, Casa Genotta, in Georgia.


The photographs are arranged chronologically by subject: portraits of Eugene, portraits of Carlotta, photographs of Casa Genotta and related.

Collection Creator Biography:

Carl Van Vechten was an American writer and photographer who was a patron of the Harlem Renaissance and the literary executor of Gertrude Stein. Eugene O'Neill was a Nobel Prize-winning American dramatist whose works include, The Iceman Cometh, A Touch of the Poet, and A Long Day's Journey into Night.

Collection History


Gift of Carl Van Vechten (AM 18516).

Archival Appraisal Information:

No appraisal information is available.

Processing Information:

Folder inventory added by Nicholas Williams '2015 in 2012.

Access & Use

Access Restrictions:

This collection is open for research.

Conditions for Reproduction and Use:

Reproduction is prohibited without the expressed written permission of Carl Van Vechten's estate. Inquiries regarding publishing material from the collection should be directed to RBSC Public Services staff through the Ask Us! form. The library has no information on the status of literary rights in the collection and researchers are responsible for determining any questions of copyright.

Credit this material:

Carl Van Vechten Photographs of Eugene O'Neill; Manuscripts Division, Department of Special Collections, Princeton University Library

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