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Eugene O'Neill Photograph Collection

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Held at: Princeton University Library: Manuscripts Division [Contact Us]

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O'Neill, Eugene, 1888-1953.

Eugene O'Neill was an American playwright and Nobel Prize winner. Suspended from Princeton University, he spent a number of years at sea. O'Neill's first published play, Beyond the Horizon, opened on Broadway in 1920 to great acclaim, and was awarded the Pulitzer Prize for Drama. His best-known plays include Anna Christie (Pulitzer Prize 1922), Desire Under the Elms (1924), Strange Interlude (Pulitzer Prize 1928), Mourning Becomes Electra (1931), and Long Day's Journey into Night (Pulitzer Prize, 1957).

The collection consists of 55 photographs of O'Neill and his wife, Carlotta, taken by various photographers. Included are some of O'Neill as a small boy, with Carlotta in France, at Beacon Farm, Long Island, and Casa Genotta, Georgia. Many of the photographs have descriptive notations.

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Folder inventory added by Nicholas Williams '2015 in 2012.

Folder inventory added by Nicholas Williams '2015 in 2012.

Publisher
Manuscripts Division
Finding Aid Date
2009
Access Restrictions

This collection is open for research.

Use Restrictions

Photographs taken by 'Bristol' are not to be published. Single copies may be made for research purposes. To cite or publish quotations that fall within Fair Use, as defined under U. S. Copyright Law, no permission is required. For instances beyond Fair Use, it is the responsibility of the researcher to determine whether any permissions related to copyright, privacy, publicity, or any other rights are necessary for their intended use of the Library's materials, and to obtain all required permissions from any existing rights holders, if they have not already done so. Princeton University Library's Special Collections does not charge any permission or use fees for the publication of images of materials from our collections, nor does it require researchers to obtain its permission for said use. The department does request that its collections be properly cited and images credited. More detailed information can be found on the Copyright, Credit and Citations Guidelines page on our website. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us through the Ask Us! form.

Collection Inventory

Photographs of Eugene O'Neill as Baby and Small Boy, Including a Photo of His Mother, 1893-1931. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Photographs of O'Neill and Carlotta in France, 1928. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Photographs in France: Le Plessir, 1929-1931. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Photographs at Beacon Farm, Northport, Long Island, 1931. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Photographs at Wolf Lake, Adirondacks, New York, 1934-1935. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Photographs at Casa Genotta, 1932-1942. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Photographs of O'Neill and Carlotta (Large Print), 1893-1946. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

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