Eudora Welty Digital Archives Photographs

Eudora Welty was an accomplished photographer as well as a writer. The Eudora Welty Collection Series 26, 27, and 28 feature photographic images of and by Eudora Welty and her family members and friends. Included are images of people, landscapes, and scenes of Mississippi and foreign and domestic travel. Due to copyright and publicity concerns, a few of these scans are available only in the William F. Winter Archives and History Building.

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1132 Item(s) Z/0301.000/S/Series 26

Eudora Welty Collection Series 26. Photographs

This series includes images of people, landscapes, and scenes from negatives created by Eudora Welty, and in a few cases, by others. Most of the photographs are of Mississippi, but they also include Welty's travel to other U.S. states, Mexico, and Europe. They document her increasing awareness of people and places apart from her own social class and personal experience, the development of her eye for composition, and her growth as a visual artist. The first book of her photographs, One Time, One Place, was published in 1971. Photographic negatives that may have been created by other photographers have been separated into an "Internal Only" group accessible in the William F. Winter Archives and History Building.

58 Item(s) Z/0301.000/S/Series 27

Eudora Welty Collection Series 27. Welty Prints

This series consists of photographic prints and exhibition-quality enlargements of negatives created by Eudora Welty. One group of enlargements is available as a set of digital files. In 1936, the Photographic Galleries of Lugene, Inc., Opticians, New York City, sponsored a one-woman show of forty-five of Welty's photographs. The twenty-nine photographic enlargements of Mississippi subjects in this exhibit were printed in the 1930s from their respective original negatives in Series 26. Some of these prints bear the handwritten titles and notes of Welty and others on both sides, as well as Welty's penciled enhancements of the printed images.

598 Item(s) Z/0301.000/S/Series 28

Eudora Welty Collection Series 28. Welty Family Photographs

This series includes images of people, landscapes, and activities from negatives created primarily by Eudora Welty and members of her family, and in a few cases by others. Most were taken in Mississippi; additionally, Welty and her family documented their travels. These photographs provide a documentary history of Welty's background and family life. The books One Writer's Beginnings and Eudora, both published in 1984, feature many images from this series.