William Stafford: Photograph Collection

This collection includes portraits of the American poet, William Stafford (1914-1993) from the William Stafford Archives.

(61 total)
Arkansas town

The back of this photograph includes the following note by Stafford: "Bob Pope & Chuck Morley at a little town we hiked to one Sunday afternoon. Bob is water-coloring, Chuck writing a letter. We had an adventure there - I'll tell you about it later." The adventure Stafford alludes to was the gathering of a mob intent on harassing Stafford and his fellow pacifists. The scene is described in detail in Stafford's book Down in My Heart.

1942

Bill & Dorothy Stafford

William and Dorothy Stafford with Portland Poetry Festival Poster

1993

Bill and Dorothy Stafford

William and Dorothy Stafford.

1980s-90s

Bill and Dorothy Stafford

William and Dorothy Stafford.

1980s or 90s

Bill and Dorothy Stafford

William and Dorothy Stafford

1990s

Bill Stafford reading poetry

William Stafford reading.

1970s

Bill Stafford with Guitar

William Stafford with a guitar at the Los Prietos, California Civilian Public Service camp for WWII conscientious objectors.

1943

Bob Stafford

William Stafford's brother Bob, Army Air Force Pilot stationed in Texas during World War II.

1943

Butterfly

Photo of a butterfly by William Stafford

1970s (prior to 1973)

Dorothy Stafford

Dorothy Frantz, before she became Dorothy Stafford.

1930s (late)

Earl Stafford

William Stafford's father Earl Ingersoll Stafford.

1913

Hutchinson House

William Stafford's childhood home at 108 E 19th st. in Hutchinson, Kansas.

1990s (prior to 2002)

Kit, Bill, and Dorothy Stafford

William and Dorothy Stafford with their Daughter Kit.

1990s

Leif Salongurwok

William Stafford with dog Leif Salongurwok. "Leif aimed to please."

1977 November

Pruning a tree

William Stafford pruning at the Sunningdale House. The Sycamore was a gift from Lottie Frantz with four branches, one for each child

1980s

Quonset at Iowa

Housing for William Stafford during his two years attending graduate school at the University of Iowa.

1950

Staffords at Belden

Dan Force, William Stafford, and Dorothy Stafford picking berries near the Belden, California, Civilian Public Service Camp.

1944

Staffords at Belden

Dan Force, William Stafford, and Dorothy Stafford picking berries near the Belden, California, Civilian Public Service Camp.

1944

Teaching at Port Townsend

William Stafford in Port Townsend, Washington, teaching at Centrum

1970s

The Farm on the Great Plain

The house that inspired Stafford's poem "A Farm on the Great Plain." See William Stafford poem of same title.

1970s (prior to 1973)

The Staffords and colleagues from Lewis & Clark College

Rob and Bea Dusenbery, Reinhardt and Connie Pauley, Kenny Johnson, William and Dorothy Stafford

1970s

University of Iowa Student ID

Stafford's student ID card at the University of Iowa

1952

William and Dorothy Stafford in California

William and Dorothy Stafford at their mountian cabin above Claremont Barrett Canyon. Dorothy is wearing cowboy boots donated by Peg Stafford in the name of the couple's western style of living.

1946

William Stafford

William Stafford, aged 36. Official Lewis & Clark College portrait.

1948

William Stafford

William Stafford at the Portland Poetry Festival. One print also sent for use by the Library of Congress and used for their publication "The Whole Wide World Pours Down."

1993

William Stafford

William Stafford in Garden

1990s

William Stafford

William Stafford (on right) in depression-era Kansas.

1930s

William Stafford

William Stafford with camera at Portland Poetry Festival.

1993 August 14

William Stafford

William Stafford

1993

William Stafford

William Stafford as a college student at the University of Kansas.

1939

William Stafford

William Stafford meeting with an attendee of the Haystack, Oregon Program in the Arts

1969 May

William Stafford

William Stafford. Photo appearing on the dust jacket of "An Oregon Message".

1986

William Stafford

William Stafford (as refinery worker?).

1935

William Stafford

William Stafford portrait taken while attending University of Kansas.

1934

William Stafford

William Stafford at Quartz Mountain, Lone Wolf, OK.

1978 Summer

William Stafford

William Stafford at Kansas University.

1978 Spring

William Stafford

William Stafford outside house at El Dorado, Kansas.

1986 November

William Stafford

William Stafford

1985

William Stafford

William Stafford as child. Cropped from a Stafford Family photo of William, Peg, and Bob.

1920

William Stafford

William Stafford as a child

1918

William Stafford

William Stafford, possibly at Portland Poetry Festival.

1990s

William Stafford

William Stafford in coveralls, building the house at Sisters.

1970s

William Stafford and Debra Frasier

William Stafford and Debra Frasier, Illustrator for "The Animal that Drank up Sound." Taken at the Portland Poetry Festival.

1993

William Stafford at a High School English class

William Stafford visiting a High School Class

1973 July

William Stafford at Peace Rally

William Stafford speaking at a Portland peace rally during the Vietnam War. Benjamin Spock at Stafford's shoulder.

1968

William Stafford at Persepolis, Iran

William Stafford at Persepolis. "Darius and Stafford."

1972 October

William Stafford at the Civilian Public Service Camp

William Stafford at the Los Prietos, California Civilian Public Service camp.

1943

William Stafford at the Portland Poetry Festival

William Stafford at the Portland Poetry Festival.

1993 August

William Stafford at the Sunningdale House

William Stafford in the vegetable plot at "the Sunningdale house" in Lake Oswego, Oregon.

1980s

William Stafford billboard

William Stafford quote on a billboard in Madison, Wisconsin.

1990s