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William F. Claire Collection on Mark Van Doren, 1940-1987

Seris V: Photographs

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Box 1 Photograph of Mark and Dorothy Van Doren with Bill Claire, Cornwall Hollow, CT, 1971

(Photo by Helen Bidwell (looks like computer printing) (With an autograph note from William Claire to Russell)

Box 1 Van Doren. (1970). 8 x 10 in., black and white image of Van Doren sitting holding a book in his lap.

(An excellent clear image, taken at the home of Jame Laughlin when Griffin was interviewing Van Doren. One of the other images, taken at the same time was published in Twelve Photographic Portraits (Greensboro, NC: Unicorn Press, 1973)

(John Howard Griffin (June 16, 1920 -- September 9, 1980) was an American journalist and author, He is best known for darkening his skin and journeying through Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama, and Georgia to experience segregation in the Deep South in 1959. He wrote about this experience in his 1961 book Black Like Me., 1920, 1961)

Box 4 Folder 14 Mark Van Doren with Eric Goldman and Catherine Drinker Bowen at the White House 1st Festival of the Arts

Box 4 Folder 15 Photograph of Mark Van Doren in France (taken by Robert Lax), 1955

(Inscribed by Mark Van Doren to William F. Claire, 1/8/1971)

Box 4 Folder 16 Photograph of Mark Van Doren seated, laughing with hands behind his head

Box 4 Folder 17 Snapshots (6) taken at the Mark Van Doren Memorial