HRC 50. Founded in 1957, the Harry Ransom Center at The University of Texas at Austin has evolved into a world renowned cultural institution. Throughout 2007, the Ransom Center commemorates its 50th anniversary with programs and exhibitions dedicated to Celebrating the Imagination.

1962
Tennessee Williams collection
Judson Crews papers
Scorpion Press collection
Enit Kaufman's American Portraits papers
Richard Aldington collection of T. E. Lawrence materials
Mortimer Jerome Adler papers
Image: Tennessee Williams signs the "authors' door" during a visit to the Ransom Center in 1973. Frank Armstrong.

1963
Gernsheim collection of photography, including the First Photograph (ca. 1826)
D. H. Lawrence materials
Manuscript of Joseph Conrad's Victory
Gerald Brenan collection
Neal Cassady collection
Henry Miller art collection, with letters and manuscripts by Miller
Eric Gill collection
History of Science collection
Opening of the Academic Center, which housed the Ransom Center on its fourth floor
Image: (Detail) Leda, Eric Gill, (nd).

1964
Ezra Pound collection of letters and manuscripts
Five medieval books of hours
William Blake art collection
Ernest Hemingway's The Old Man and the Sea galley proofs and Ernest Hemingway/Lee Samuels collection of books and letters
Sitwell family collection of books, poems, articles, and stories by Edith, Osbert, and Sacheverell Sitwell
William Faulkner's Absalom, Absalom corrected galley proofs
Mike Wallace collection
Lillian Hellman materials
Image: (Detail) William Blake. Satan Calling up his Legions.

1965
Nickolas Muray collection of Mexican art, including works by Frida Kahlo, Miguel Covarrubias, Rufino Tamayo, and Diego Rivera
E. E. Cummings archive
James Joyce materials, including scores for musical settings of Finnegans Wake and the corrected galley proofs of My Brother's Keeper by Stanislaus Joyce
Allen Ginsberg collection
Hemingway family archive
Robert Herrick's commonplace book
Image: Miguel Covarrubias. Courtesy of the Miguel Covarrubias Estate. All Rights Reserved. Tehuana, Undated. Gouache. 38.1 x 25.2 cm (15 x 10 in)

1966
Edgar Allan Poe collection
Diego Rivera art collection
Dora Carrington collection
Dan Jacobson papers
Image: (Detail) Portrait of Edgar Allan Poe by Rembrandt Peale.

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