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VAN VECHTEN, CARL (1880-1964)
A collection of first or special editions of books written or edited by Carl Van Vechten. Each volume is inscribed. Search the main catalog for Van Vechten as author, and limit your search to item type 'Books' and location 'Special Collections.'
After a career as a music critic, journalist, and author, Van Vechten turned to photography. (MSS) C0877 contains 46 postcard-size, black and white photographs of 33 people, including two self-portraits, taken and printed by Van Vechten primarily during the 1930s to 1940s. His subjects in this collection cover a wide range of celebrities in the theatrical and literary world.
The Graphic Arts collection also holds a collection of Van Vechten's photographs, (GA) GC123.