The Frank Reaugh art collection of over 200 works dating from 1880 to 1937, primarily consists of pastel landscapes on paper and board and includes a few oil landscapes and portraits, charcoal sketches, and pen and ink drawings. Native subjects and locations range from the Texas Panhandle to the state's western plains and …
Norman O. Dawn (1884–1975) was a relatively obscure yet historically significant early special effects cinematographer, inventor, artist, and motion picture director, writer, and producer. He worked with many important film pioneers including Mack Sennett, Carl Laemmle, Irving Thalberg, and Erich von Stroheim. The Dawn collection …
Writing under the name Lewis Carroll, Rev. Charles Lutwidge Dodgson (1832–1898) was one of the major literary figures of Britain’s Victorian Age. Of equal significance, however, was his emergence as one of the most important photographers of the era. In 1856, shortly after taking up a mathematical lectureship at Oxford University, he …
The Harry Houdini scrapbook collection contains ten scrapbooks owned by the legendary escape artist Harry Houdini (1891-1926) whose vast collection of memorabilia pertaining to the history of magic was obtained by The University of Texas in 1958. The scrapbooks contain playbills, theater programs, clippings, photographs, prints, …
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The Carl H. Pforzheimer collection of English manuscripts contains nearly 2,000 items dating from 1485 to 1844. While most manuscripts in this collection are indeed in English, it is also home to 200 pieces of correspondence written in French and Latin and a few …
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Additional digital collections
Elliott Erwitt Master Print Collection
Itinerant Photographer: Photographs of Corpus Christi Businesses in the 1930s
Kraus Map Collection
Medieval and Early Modern Manuscripts
New York Journal-American Photographic Morgue
Edgar Allan Poe Archival Materials
Popular Imagery: European Prints, 14th – 19th centuries
David Foster Wallace's The Pale King
Mike Wallace Interview