Note: For additional material relating to Carl Van Vechten, researchers are encouraged to use Bruce Kellner's bibliography. Selected works pertaining to Van Vechten's photographic work are listed below.
Byrd, Rudolph P., ed. Generations in Black and White: Photographs by Carl Van Vechten. (From the Weldon Johnson Memorial Collection.) Athens: University of Georgia Press, 1993.
Davis, Keith. The Passionate Observer: Photographs by Carl Van Vechten. Albuquerque: University of New Mexico Press, 1993. Catalog for a traveling exhibition organized by Hallmark Cards. 59 portrait photographs are reproduced with biographical information about the sitters.
Kellner, Bruce. A Bibliography of the Work of Carl Van Vechten. Westport, Connecticut: Greenwood Press, 1980. One section lists portraits taken by Van Vechten and provides citations of the published images. Other material relates to photographic exhibitions and collections that contain Van Vechten photographs.
Kellner, Bruce. Carl Van Vechten and the Irreverent Decades. [First ed.] Norman: University of Oklahoma Press, 1968.
Kellner, Bruce, ed. Letters of Carl Van Vechten. New Haven: Yale University Press, 1987.
Lueders, Edward G. Carl Van Vechten. New York: Twayne Publishers, 1965.
Mauriber, Saul, comp. Portraits, the Photography of Carl Van Vechten. Indianapolis: Bobbs-Merrill, 1978.
Van Vechten, Carl. The Dance Photography of Carl Van Vechten. Introduction by Paul Padgette. New York: Schirmer Books, 1981. 212 photographs.
Van Vechten, Carl. Portraits by Carl Van Vechten: A Photographic Exhibition. Nashville, Tennessee: The Carl Van Vechten Gallery of Fine Arts, Fisk University, 1981. 10 images from the exhibition are reproduced.