George Bernard Shaw
The Shaw Collection is the largest and most comprehensive single-author gathering in the Ransom Center. The bulk of the Shaw rare books and manuscripts was acquired with the T.E. Hanley Library. The book collection contains over 1,200 books, pamphlets, and periodical appearances by Shaw; some are amusingly inscribed to theatrical colleagues, friends, and admirers. The related manuscript collection contains a large number of Shaw's plays in versions varying from drafts to rehearsal and directors' prompt copies, along with hundreds of letters to and from Shaw and his wife Charlotte, agreements with publishers and producers, as well as diaries, scrapbooks, and financial records.