Jonathan Williams Photographs

Photographs by Photographer, Poet, and Publisher Jonathan Williams

The Jonathan Williams Photographs include portraits of persons in his social circle, principally poets, painters, writers, artists, and friends, as well as images of outsider art and artists, architecture, gravesites, and landscapes, circa 1951-circa 1997. The collection includes photograph albums of Polaroid prints, as well as loose Polaroid prints, color transparencies, black and white negatives, copy slides, and copy negatives. Overall, the images in the collection document Williams' work as a photographer, as well as his social network, interests, and activities. The collection also includes information about individual photographs provided by Williams and his partner, Thomas Meyer, 2006-2007.

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Photographs by Jonathan Williams are used with permission of his estate; permission of Jonathan Williams's estate is required to publish his photographs in any format. To learn more, contact the executor, Thomas Meyer (
Jonathan Williams Photographs. Yale Collection of American Literature, Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Yale University


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