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SERIES Identifier: MS Am 1793

III. Images of John Updike

Scope and Contents

Includes images, primarily photographs, of John Updike as a child and an adult, in both professional and private moments. Also includes his family and others. Formats include: color, black and white, portraits, contact sheets, group portraits, snapshots, photographs, photographic Christmas cards, slides, negatives, a photographic postcard, photomechanical prints, printed material with images, diffusion transfer prints, and photocopies.


  • 1940-2009

Language of Materials

Collection materials are in English.

Conditions Governing Access

There are no restrictions on physical access to a majority of this material.

A majority of this collection is shelved offsite. Retrieval requires advance notice. Check with Houghton Public Services staff.

Access to items (359) - (387), (780a), (5434), (6889a) and (7392) - (7395) is restricted until 2029 October 1. Consult curatorial staff. No copying including photography of restricted items is allowed.


305 linear feet (382 boxes)
12.65904 Gigabytes


Organized into the following sub-series:
  1. A. Childhood images, by title
  2. B. Images, by date
  3. C. Images of John Updike as an adult, by photographer
  4. D. Images of John Updike as an adult, by title
  5. E. Other images

Physical Location

Harvard Depository, b, pf, Vault

Repository Details

Part of the Houghton Library Repository

Houghton Library is Harvard College's principal repository for rare books and manuscripts, literary and performing arts archives, and more. The library's holdings of primary source material are managed by an expert staff and shared with scholars, students and the public in the reading room.

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