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World War I Posters Collection

The Ransom Center’s First World War digital collection contains over one hundred posters that illuminate the lived experience of the war from the point of view of its participants and observers worldwide.  The First World War was once envisioned to be “the war to end war.” Such naïve optimism was quickly shattered by the …

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World War I Posters Collection

Stanley B. Burns, MD Tintypes Collection

The Stanley B. Burns, MD tintypes collection is an assemblage of unusually large, hand-colored tintypes in period frames from America. The collection consists almost entirely of portraits, many of which are of individuals, including paired sets of husbands and wives. Additionally there are family portraits, some of which are …

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Stanley B. Burns, MD Tintypes Collection

David Foster Wallace's The Pale King

David Foster Wallace’s archive resides at the Harry Ransom Center. In partnership with Little, Brown and Company and prior to the publication of Wallace’s posthumous novel, The Pale King, the Ransom Center offered a preview of materials from the archive related to the novel, which was published by Little, Brown and Company on April …

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David Foster Wallace's The Pale King

Leigh Hunt's Hair Book

Among the most popular “show and tell” items at the Ransom Center is this collection of famous people’s hair compiled by the Romantic poet and essayist Leigh Hunt. It features locks from 21 authors and statesmen, including John Milton, John Keats, and George Washington.  The Victorians had a particular obsession with hair, as …

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Leigh Hunt's Hair Book

Alfred Junge Film Collection

Although German by birth, Alfred Junge (1886-1964), contributed most significantly to filmmaking in the British context, arguably becoming the most influential and important art director of his day. Junge discovered his artistic sensibility in his teens by trying his hand at all aspects of theatrical design in local productions in his …

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Alfred Junge Film Collection

About the collections



The Harry Ransom Center is an internationally renowned humanities research library and museum. Its extensive holdings provide a unique record of the creative process of writers and artists, deepening our understanding of literature, photography, film, art, and the performing arts. Thousands of scholars, students, and cultural enthusiasts from around the world study materials from the collections each year.

 

The items in these digital collections represent just a small sample of the Ransom Center's rich and diverse holdings; new materials and collections are added on an ongoing basis. For questions regarding these digital collections, please write to reference@hrc.utexas.edu. For more information about the Harry Ransom Center and its collections, please visit hrc.utexas.edu.

 

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

Mike Wallace Interview

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