Karsh, Yousuf, 1908-2002

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Schaffner earned his Harvard AB 1917. He served Harvard as a member of the Committee to Visit the Harvard College Library and as a donor of books.

From the description of Joseph Schaffner, ca. 1955. ca. 1955. (Harvard University). WorldCat record id: 228509808

From the description of Joseph Schaffner, ca. 1955. ca. 1955. (Harvard University). WorldCat record id: 77068627

Yousuf Karsh, an Armenian Turk who emigrated to Canada in 1918, is known for his formal portrait photographs of the famous and powerful.

From the description of Portrait photographs of J. Paul Getty and Otto Wittmann. 1964. (Getty Research Institute). WorldCat record id: 81157823

"Erskine Caldwell wrote twelve books of nonfiction, twenty-five novels, and nearly 150 short stories. Profoundly influenced by his father, a minister and social reformer, he was intent on depicting life among the lowly in Georgia and the rest of the South. His concern for the less fortunate-poor whites and blacks-shines in his great novels and short stories of the 1930s. This concern also permeates the strongest writing of his later years, his nonfiction works of the 1960s." - "Erskine Caldwell." New Georgia Encyclopedia. http://www.georgiaencyclopedia.org (Retrieved July 31, 2008)

Yousuf Karsh was a "Turkish-born Canadian photographer known for his portraits of important personages. As an Armenian in Turkey, the young Karsh endured persecution and privation. In 1924, at age 16, he immigrated to Canada, joining his uncle, who was a photographer, in Sherbrooke, Quebec. From 1928 to 1931 he served as an apprentice to a Boston painter and portrait photographer and briefly attended art school. Returning to Canada in 1932, he was employed by an Ottawa photographer, whose studio Karsh leased after his employer retired. He was appointed official portrait photographer of the Canadian government in 1935 and became a naturalized Canadian citizen in 1947." -- "Karsh, Yousuf." Encyclopedia Britannica Online. Academic ed. http://search.eb.com/ (Retrieved August 24, 2009)

From the description of Erskine Caldwell photograph, 1984. (University of Georgia). WorldCat record id: 434829389

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Role Title Holding Repository
referencedIn R. Buckminster Fuller papers, ca. 1920-1983 Stanford University. Libraries. Dept. of Special Collections and University Archives.
creatorOf Karsh, Yousuf, 1908-. General correspondence K - L : Nov. 1959 - Feb. 1960. University of New Brunswick, Fredericton, Harriet Irving Library
referencedIn Frederick W. Brehm Memorial Lecture collection 1951-1989 RIT Library, Wallace Library
creatorOf Toby Gordon Ryan Collection. Waiting for Lefty / by Clifford Odets, 1936 - production photo. University of Guelph
creatorOf Willson Woodside Collection. Karsh photo of George Mardikian, 1945. University of Guelph
creatorOf Willson Woodside Collection. Karsh photo of Herbert George Wells, 1946. University of Guelph
creatorOf Arbuthnot, Malcolm, 1877-1967. George Bernard Shaw Collection. Harry Ransom Humanities Research Center
creatorOf Willson Woodside Collection. Karsh photo of Georges Bidault, 1945. University of Guelph
referencedIn Karsh, Yousuf, 1908- : [miscellaneous ephemeral material]. Metropolitan Museum of Art, Thomas J. Watson Library
referencedIn Aylesa Forsee Papers, 1874 - 1983, 1952 - 1977 University of Colorado at Boulder Libraries. Special Collections Dept.
creatorOf Karsh, Yousuf, 1908-2002. Correspondence with Eugene Ormandy, 1979-1980. University of Pennsylvania Libraries, Van Pelt Library
creatorOf Karsh, Yousuf, 1908-. General Correspondence K - L : Feb. 1961 - Dec. 1961. University of New Brunswick, Fredericton, Harriet Irving Library
referencedIn Hostetler, David L. David L. Hostetler papers on Yousuf Karsh 1966-1975. Ohio University, Alden Library
creatorOf Karsh, Yousuf, 1908-. General Correspondence K - L : 1958. University of New Brunswick, Fredericton, Harriet Irving Library
referencedIn Pollack, Peter, 1909-1978. Peter Pollack papers, 1939-1979. Smithsonian Archives of American Art
referencedIn Goldstein, Harry A., 1914-. Tucson High School Scrapbook, ca. 1953-1953. Arizona Historical Society, Southern Arizona Division
referencedIn Forsee, Aylesa. Aylesa Forsee papers, 1874-1983 bulk 1952-1977. University of Colorado Boulder
creatorOf Karsh, Yousuf, 1908-2002. Portrait photographs of J. Paul Getty and Otto Wittmann. Getty Research Library
creatorOf Willson Woodside Collection. Karsh photo of William Lyon Mackenzie King, 1944. University of Guelph
referencedIn Finley, Art, 1926-. Art Finley fonds. University of British Columbia Library
creatorOf Karsh, Yousuf, 1908-2002. Artist file. Brooklyn Museum Libraries & Archives
creatorOf Karsh, Yousuf, 1908-2002. Correspondence to Johan Thorsten Sellin, 1973-1974. University of Pennsylvania Library
referencedIn Marguerite Yourcenar additional papers, 1842-1996. Houghton Library.
creatorOf Robsjohn-Gibbings, Terence Harold, 1905-1976. Terence Harold Robsjohn-Gibbings papers, 1940-1965. Smithsonian Archives of American Art
creatorOf Willson Woodside Collection. Karsh photo of Viacheslav Molotov, 1945. University of Guelph
referencedIn David L. Hostetler papers on Yousuf Karsh, 1966-1975 Ohio University
creatorOf Karsh, Yousuf, 1908-2002. Erskine Caldwell photograph, 1984. University of Georgia, University of Georgia, Main Library
creatorOf Karsh, Yousuf, 1908-2002. Joseph Schaffner, ca. 1955. Harvard University, Archives
creatorOf Pollack, Peter, 1909-1978. Peter Pollack papers, 1945-1978. Getty Research Library
referencedIn Fonds Louis Jouvet Bibliothèque nationale de France. Département des arts du spectacle
creatorOf Dan H. Laurence Collection. Karsh portrait of Shaw, 1943. University of Guelph
creatorOf Karsh, Yousuf, 1908-2002. Joseph Schaffner, ca. 1955. Harvard University, Archives
creatorOf J. Walter Thompson Company. Wallace W. Elton papers, 1929-1990 and n.d. (bulk 1940s-1960s). Duke University Libraries, Duke University Library; Perkins Library
creatorOf Dan H. Laurence Collection. Brochure advertising "Photographs by Karsh" : an exhibition held at the McNay Art Museum, San Antonio, Texas, Nov. 21, 1993-Jan. 23, 1994. University of Guelph
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associatedWith Caldwell, Erskine, 1903-1987 person
associatedWith Dan H. Laurence Collection. corporateBody
associatedWith Dan H. Laurence Collection. corporateBody
associatedWith Finley, Art, 1926- person
associatedWith Forsee, Aylesa person
associatedWith Forsee, Aylesa. person
associatedWith Fuller, R. Buckminster (Richard Buckminster), 1895-1983 person
associatedWith Getty, J. Paul (Jean Paul), 1892-1976. person
associatedWith Goldstein, Harry A., 1914- person
associatedWith Harvard University corporateBody
associatedWith Hostetler, David L. person
associatedWith Hostetler, David L. person
associatedWith Jouvet, Louis (1887-1951) person
associatedWith J. Walter Thompson Company. corporateBody
associatedWith Pollack, Peter, 1909-1978. person
associatedWith Robsjohn-Gibbings, Terence Harold, 1905-1976. person
associatedWith Schaffner, Joseph Halle, 1897-1972 person
associatedWith Toby Gordon Ryan Collection. corporateBody
associatedWith Willson Woodside Collection. corporateBody
associatedWith Willson Woodside Collection. corporateBody
associatedWith Willson Woodside Collection. corporateBody
associatedWith Willson Woodside Collection. corporateBody
associatedWith Willson Woodside Collection. corporateBody
associatedWith Wittmann, Otto, 1911-2001. person
correspondedWith Yourcenar, Marguerite. person
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Georgia
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Authors, American--Photographs
Black-and-white photography
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Photographers
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Birth 1908-12-23

Death 2002-07-13

Canadians

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