William Stafford: Photograph Collection

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

(61 total)
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

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

1990s

Kit, Bill, and Dorothy Stafford

William and Dorothy Stafford with their Daughter Kit.

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

Bill and Dorothy Stafford

William and Dorothy Stafford.

1980s or 90s

Bill and Dorothy Stafford

William and Dorothy Stafford.

1980s-90s

The Staffords and colleagues from Lewis & Clark College

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

1970s

Bob Stafford

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

1943

Dorothy Stafford

Dorothy Frantz, before she became Dorothy Stafford.

1930s (late)

Earl Stafford

William Stafford's father Earl Ingersoll Stafford.

1913

William Stafford

William Stafford in coveralls, building the house at Sisters.

1970s

William Stafford building a house at Sisters, Oregon

William Stafford building the house at Sisters. "When the pully failed and a giant beam thudded to the earth..."

1970s

Hutchinson House

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

1990s (prior to 2002)

Quonset at Iowa

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

1950

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)

William Stafford

William Stafford, possibly at Portland Poetry Festival.

1990s

William Stafford

William Stafford as a child

1918

William Stafford

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

1920

William Stafford

William Stafford

1985

William Stafford

William Stafford outside house at El Dorado, Kansas.

1986 November

William Stafford

William Stafford at Kansas University.

1978 Spring

William Stafford

William Stafford at Quartz Mountain, Lone Wolf, OK.

1978 Summer

William Stafford

William Stafford portrait taken while attending University of Kansas.

1934

William Stafford

William Stafford (as refinery worker?).

1935

William Stafford

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

1986

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

1969 May

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 Portland Poetry Festival

William Stafford at the Portland Poetry Festival.

1993 August

William Stafford stacking wood

William Stafford at his house in Sisters, Oregon.

1980s

William Stafford on the Metolius

William Stafford at Sisters, hiking along the Metolius River.

1980s

William Stafford at the Sunningdale House

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

1980s

William Stafford

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

1939

William Stafford billboard

William Stafford quote on a billboard in Madison, Wisconsin.

1990s

William Stafford

William Stafford

1993

William Stafford at the Civilian Public Service Camp

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

1943

William Stafford

William Stafford with camera at Portland Poetry Festival.

1993 August 14

William Stafford

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

1930s

William Stafford in Federal Hall

William Stafford reading at Federal Hall National Memorial, New York City. (sent to Kim Stafford by Raymond Patterson)

1993 April 22

William Stafford

William Stafford in Garden

1990s

William Stafford at a High School English class

William Stafford visiting a High School Class

1973 July

William Stafford in Port Townsend

William Stafford in Grant Redford's woods in Port Townsend, Washington macheteing a beach trail with David Fowler.

1967 June 27

William Stafford in Todd Barton's recording studio

William Stafford in Todd Barton's studio in Ashland, Oregon reading for Todd's composition.

1993 February

William Stafford on bike 1980s

William Stafford on a bike, a gift to him from his children. "When we gave him a bike he was uncomfortable."

1980s