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Jonathan Williams photographs

Call Number: YCAL MSS 757
Scope and Contents
The Jonathan Williams Photographs include portraits of persons in his social circle, principally poets, painters, writers, artists, and friends, as well as images of outsider art and artists, architecture, gravesites, and landscapes, circa 1951-circa 1997. The collection includes photograph albums of Polaroid prints, as well as loose Polaroid prints, color transparencies, black and white negatives, copy slides, and copy negatives. Overall, the images in the collection document Williams' work as a photographer, as well as his social network, interests, and activities. The collection also includes information about individual photographs provided by Williams and his partner, Thomas Meyer, 2006-2007.

Digital surrogates exist for significant portions of the collection and are available in the Beinecke Library's Digital Images Online database.
Conditions Governing Access
The materials are open for research.

Box 63 (computer disk): Restricted fragile material. Reference copies of electronic files may be requested. Consult Access Services for further information.
Conditions Governing Use
The Jonathan Williams Photographs are the physical property of the Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Yale University. Literary rights, including copyright, belong to the authors or their legal heirs and assigns. For further information, consult the appropriate curator.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Purchased from James S. Jaffe on the Ezra Pound Archive Fund, 2006-2007.
Organized into six series: I. Photograph Albums, 1977-2007. II. Polaroid Prints, 1976-1994. III. Color Transparencies, circa 1951-circa 1997. IV. Black and White Negatives, circa 1951-circa 1988. V. Copy Photographs, circa 1978-circa 1993. VI. Electronic Files, 2006.
Associated Materials
Jargon Society Collection, 1950-2008 (PCMS-0019). The Poetry Collection, State University of New York at Buffalo.
circa 1951-2007
Majority of material found within 1951 - 1997
32.1 Linear Feet (63 boxes)
Related Names
Williams, Jonathan, 1929-2008
Meyer, Thomas, 1947-
Language of Materials