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Peter L. Goss Collection on Margaret Bourke-White

An inventoryof the collection at Syracuse University

Finding aid created by: MRC
Date: 29 Aug 2011

Biographical History

Margaret Bourke-White (1904-1971) was an American photographer, war correspondent and author. Among her notable achievements, she was the first foreign photographer permitted to take pictures of Soviet Industry, the first female war correspondent, and the first female photographer for Life magazine. Her papers are deposited at Syracuse University Library's Special Collections Research Center.

Peter L. Goss is a graduate of Syracuse University, a professor emeritus of architectural history at the University of Utah and a documentary photographer. In 1966 Goss was a graduate student and chairman of VISAGE, a student photography group responsible for organizing and mounting the exhibit to which this collection relates.

Scope and Contents of the Collection

The Peter L. Goss Collection on Margaret Bourke-White consists of correspondence, photographs, printed material and published material, the bulk of which relate to an exhibit of Bourke-White's work in 1966 at Syracuse University.

Arrangement of the Collection



Access Restrictions:

The majority of our archival and manuscript collections are housed offsite and require advanced notice for retrieval. Researchers are encouraged to contact us in advance concerning the collection material they wish to access for their research.

Use Restrictions:

Written permission must be obtained from SCRC and all relevant rights holders before publishing quotations, excerpts or images from any materials in this collection.

Related Material

See also the Margaret Bourke-White Papers.

Subject Headings


Bourke-White, Margaret, 1904-1971.
Goss, Peter L.

Corporate Bodies

S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications

Associated Titles

Portrait of myself.


Photographers -- United States -- 20th century.
Photojournalists -- United States -- 20th century.
Women photographers.

Genres and Forms

Clippings (information artifacts)
Exhibition catalogs.



Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Preferred citation for this material is as follows:

Peter L. Goss Collection on Margaret Bourke-White,
Special Collections Research Center,
Syracuse University Libraries

Acquisition Information

Gift of Peter L. Goss, 2011.

Table of Contents

Donor documentation



Printed material

Published material, by Bourke-White