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SERIES — Box: 193 Identifier: MS Am 2350

X. Images

Scope and Contents

The images series includes images of Gore Vidal, his friends, family, fans and colleagues. The types of images are mainly photographs but also include drawings. Some of the photographs were personal photographs of Vidal. Some were given to GV by agents, family, fans, publishers and others. Further description is listed individually before each sub-series.


  • 1850-2010
  • Majority of material found within 1936-2008

Language of Materials

Collection materials primarily in English. Also includes materials in French, German, Italian, and Spanish.

Conditions Governing Access

Most of this collection is open for research.
A portion of this collection is shelved offsite at the Harvard Depository. Retrieval requires advance notice. Readers should check with Houghton Public Services staff to determine what material is offsite and retrieval policies and times.
A portion of this collection is restricted for legal or university policy reasons. Item 3357: available 2032 January 1. Item 3373: available 2034 January 1. Some items were formerly restricted, see below for details.


421.9 linear feet (463 boxes, cartons, and film reels)
332.713 Gigabytes (9 floppy disks, 26 CDs, and 37 DVDs)


Organized into seven sub-series:
  1. A. Images of Gore Vidal
  2. B. Images of Gore Vidal with other individuals and groups
  3. C. Images of individuals and groups other than Gore Vidal
  4. D. Images of places
  5. E. Images of art
  6. F. Photo albums
  7. G. Unidentified negatives and slides

Physical Location

Harvard Depository, b, f, pf

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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