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Spring 2002 Newsletter

Ransom Center Viewing Room to be named in honor of David Douglas Duncan

LBJ Library and Museum, Opening for the exhibition David Douglas Duncan: One Life, A Photographic Odyssey, March 1999.

LBJ Library and Museum, Opening for the exhibition David Douglas
Duncan: One Life, A Photographic Odyssey, March 1999.

Through the efforts of supporters of the Ransom Center and supporters of the work of David Douglas Duncan, a research room for visual materials in the reconstructed Ransom Center (spring 2003) will be named for famed photographer Duncan. Frank Denius, through the Effie and Wofford Cain Foundation, and Nancy and Bob Inman, through the Inman Foundation, have contributed major gifts toward making this a reality. These important gifts and future contributions will allow the Center to request that The University of Texas Board of Regents name this important area in our new research wing for Duncan.

This splendid room will provide over 1,500 square feet of state of the art facilities for viewing and researching our visual collections, including the tens of thousands of images and objects from the David Douglas Duncan Collection. The room will become the center for work in this area for students and scholars alike, a permanent reminder of Duncan's accomplishments in the field and of his generosity to the Ransom Center.  

Sue Murphy
Associate Director

Please come to the Inaugural David Douglas Duncan Endowed Lecture in Photojournalism, Tuesday, April 9, 7:00 p.m. at the Bass Concert Hall, LBJ Library and Museum. A Reception will follow in the Great Hall.


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