New collections now available online
As part of an ongoing effort to digitize and share collection materials, the Ransom Center has added the following new collections to its website. Furthermore, finding aids are now linked to digital collection materials. Look for a camera icon in selected finding aids to see digitized materials.
- The Ransom Center's First World War digital collection contains over 100 posters in English, French, German, and Russian that illustrate a wide spectrum of sentiments from military boosterism to appeals for public austerity. The posters document geo-political causes as well as social and economic transformations set in motion by the war.
- The Stanley B. Burns, MD tintypes collection is an assemblage of 131 unusually large, hand-colored tintypes in period frames.
- The Fred Fehl dance collection provides a comprehensive visual record of American theater and dance from World War II until the mid-1980s. Between 1940 and 1985, photographer Fred Fehl documented more than 1,000 theater productions and photographed performances by more than 50 dance companies and choreographers, among them the American Ballet Theatre, the New York City Ballet, the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, and the Martha Graham Dance Company.
- The Julia Margaret Cameron photography collection includes 262 albumen photographs. While the majority of the prints are loose, there are also five bound volumes containing mounted prints.
- The John Beecher sound recordings collection includes 11 recordings in the Beecher collection, including field recordings he made in Mississippi, Alabama, and Louisiana during the civil rights era.
- The Edward Larocque Tinker collection of Jose Guadalupe Posada includes 130 illustrated broadsides from the Mexican artist.
- A scrapbook containing hair samples compiled by Romantic poet and essayist J. H. Leigh Hunt includes locks of hair from authors and statesmen such as John Milton, John Keats, George Washington, Charlotte Brontë, Marie Antoinette, Edgar Allan Poe, and others.