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Carl Van Vechten photograph portrait of Owen Dodson


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Critic, novelist, and photographer Carl Van Vechten, born June 17, 1880, in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, was active in the cultural scenes of New York City and Paris during the early half of the twentieth century. After 1932, Van Vechten worked predominantly as a photographer, producing classic images of many literary and cultural figures. Van Vechten was also Gertrude Stein's literary executor and following her death in 1946 edited much of her collected writing. Carl Van Vechten died on December 21, 1964.

"Carl Van Vechten." Contemporary Authors Online. Gale Biography in Context. (accessed December 2011).

Poet, novelist, playwright, and educator Owen Dodson (1914-1983) is renowned for his prolific, wide-ranging, and influential writing career and for his role as instructor and director of drama at various distinguished universities.

"Owen Dodson." Notable Black American Men, Book II, October 12, 1998. Gale Biography in Context. (accessed October, 2017).

Black-and-white photograph portrait of poet, novelist, playwright, and educator Owen Dodsen taken by photographer Carl Van Vechten in New York on June 18, 1942.

F0037: Shelved in SPEC GRA 0099

Purchase, 2017

Processed and encoded by Dustin Frohlich, October 2017.

This collection was originally processed and cataloged with the call number PPI 0099, F0089.

University of Delaware Library Special Collections
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University of Delaware Library, Special Collections
Finding Aid Date
July 2017
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Carl Van Vechten photograph portrait of Owen Dodson, 1943 June 18.
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