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COLLECTION Identifier: MS Am 3134

Jerry Schatzberg papers


Personal and professional papers of American photographer and film director, Jerry Schatzberg.


  • 1950-2016


Language of Materials

Predominantly in English, with a significant amount of French and a smaller quantity of German and other languages.

Conditions Governing Access

Restricted: donor permission required; series of personal correspondence closed until 2036 January 1.
Bulk of collection is open for research.


34.5 linear feet (38 boxes)
4.21152 Gigabytes (2 boxes)
Collection includes screenplays and production records for completed film projects; scripts and research material for unrealized projects; both personal and professional correspondence; film festival material; photographic tear sheets; and audiovisual and born-digital material.

Biographical / Historical

Jerry Schatzberg (born June 26, 1927 in New York) is an American photographer and film director.


Arranged in seven series, chiefly in original order within series as received from the creator; minimally processed.

Physical Location

b, vault, Harvard Depository

Immediate Source of Acquisition

2015M-147. Purchased with the Charles Charles American History Fund, Harvard Film Archive, the Bayard Livingston and Kate Gray Kilgour Fund, the Timothy S. Mayer Fund, the Amy Lowell Trust, and the Frank Brewer Bemis Bequest.

Separated Materials

Born-digital material have been separated: Am3134BD

General note

Includes audiovisual and/or digital media: 1 45 rpm record, 10 CDs, 8 3.5-inch floppy disks, 23 videocassettes, and 31 audiocassettes.

Processing Information

Minimally processed by Melanie Wisner, 2017 June.
Link to catalog
Schatzberg, Jerry, 1927-. Jerry Schatzberg papers, circa 1950-2016 (MS Am 3134): Guide.
Melanie Wisner
2017 June 15
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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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