Photography Subject Guide
Alfred Steiglitz (1864-1946). Several love letters from the master photographer to Academy Award-winning actress Luise Rainer; in the Luise Rainer Collection.
Gene Barnes (1926-1997). Photographs, film reels, audio recordings, research material, and other items from the award-winning photojournalist.
Bay State Banner. Photographs originally published in the Bay State Banner, an African-American newspaper based in Boston, Massachusetts.
Carleton Beals (1893-1979). Several photographs of various regions of the world, from the groundbreaking American journalist and historian, including a studio portrait of Beals by Tina Modotti and several photographs taken en route to interview Nicaraguan rebel leader Augusto Sandino in the jungle in 1928.
Boston University Optical Research Center. A large collection of photographic images, technical reports, notes, correspondence, and other material, including several documents regarding the CORONA project, the U.S.'s first orbital spy satellite.
Boston University Photograph File. Numerous images of various students, organizations, faculty, and campus scenes from the history of Boston University. Part of the Boston University Archives.
Cecil Beaton (1904-1980). Several letters from the acclaimed English photographer, in various collections; and photographs, in the James Drawbell, Irene Worth, and Adele Astaire Collections.
Eugene Cook (1917-1986). A large collection of photographs, correspondence, subject files, notebooks, and other items, from the prolific and popular photographer, known for his work for Time-Life.
Maya Deren (1917-1961). An important collection of journals and diaries, manuscripts, correspondence, printed material, professional material, financial material, photographs, audiovisual material, and other items from the pioneering and influential dancer, choreographer, and experimental filmmaker, including numerous photographs and recordings regarding her groundbreaking examination of voudon in Haiti.
Diane Arbus (1923-1971). Manuscripts and research material regarding Arbus, for use by Patricia Bosworth in her biography of Arbus; includes several photographs (black and white prints) of Diane Arbus and her friends and family, and a recorded interview of Arbus by Studs Terkel; in the Patricia Bosworth Collection. Also, several recorded interviews regarding Arbus; in the Vicki Golberg Collection.
Myron Ehrenberg (1907-1977). Numerous photographs of various figures and subjects, including Greece after World War II; Cafe Society in New York City; Marilyn Monroe; Orson Welles; Elliot Paul; Hazel Scott; Rita Hayworth; and many others.
Vicki Goldberg (1936-). Manuscripts, research materials, notes, interviews, audio recordings, and other material from the acclaimed critic of photography. Wrote biography of Margaret Bourke-White.
Yale Joel (1919-2006). Numerous photographs, correspondence, and other material from the award-winning photographer.
Richard Levin (1910-2000). Many images of notable individuals visiting the BBC Television studios in London, where Levin was Head of Design; including Queen Elizabeth II, Louis Armstrong, Margot Fonteyn, Rudolf Nureyev, Duke Ellington, Bob Hope, John Gielgud, and several other entertainers and performing artists.
Ulrich Mack (1934-). Several photographs and posters from one of Germany's foremost photographers.
Margaret Bourke-White (1904-1971). A letter from the great American photographer, in the Joseph Liss Collection; publicity photographs of Ralph Ingersoll by Bourke-White (from the 1930s) and a signed photo of Bourke-White (from the 1940s), in the Ralph Ingersoll Collection; and research material regarding Bourke-White, in the Vicki Goldberg Collection.
Alicia Markova (1910-2004). Correspondence, manuscripts, photographs, programs, memorabilia, and other items, from the legendary English ballerina, choreographer, director, and teacher.
Roddy McDowall (1928-1998). Hundreds of photographs taken by McDowall of various Hollywood friends and acquaintances, including Lauren Bacall, Marlon Brando, Henry Fonda, Richard Burton, Elizabeth Taylor, Jack Nicholson, Leonard Bernstein, Frank Sinatra, and many, many others.
Norman Moyes Combat Photography Collection. A large collection of significant prints and images from various conflicts, dating from the Mexican War through the first Iraq War.
Photographic Resource Center. Many prints by various noted photographers, including Minor White and Bradford Washburn.
Melvin Purvis (1943-). A fascinating collection of cartes de visites and civil war photographs, collected by the noted graphic designer and educator.
Christopher Rand (1912-1968). Hundreds of photographs of pre- and post-Revolutionary China, from the collection of the recognized journalist.
John Spargo (1876-1966). Photographs signed and inscribed to Spargo by authors, artists and important political figures between 1903 and 1927.
Bradford Washburn (1910-2007). A large collection of correspondence, manuscripts, and other documents from the legendary photographer, mountaineer, explorer, and cartographer.