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Spring 2014 Newsletter

Ransom Center receives gift of Magnum Photos collection from Dell, Fuhrman, Phelan families

Paul McCartney

David Hurn. G.B. ENGLAND. London. 1964.
The Beatles during filming of A Hard Days Night.
The film was primarily shot on a moving train. Fan recognizing Paul McCartney. The back of the photograph with various stamps shown here show where the photo was printed. © David Hurn/Magnum Photos

The Magnum Photos collection, which contains nearly 200,000 press prints of images taken by world-renowned Magnum photographers, has been donated to the Ransom Center by Michael and Susan Dell, Glenn and Amanda Fuhrman, and John and Amy Phelan.

Mr. Dell is founder, chairman, and CEO of Dell Inc. Fuhrman and Phelan are co-managing partners and co-founders of MSD Capital, L.P., the private investment firm for Dell and his family.

In 2009, the Dells, Fuhrmans, and Phelans purchased the collection from Magnum Photos. Since late 2009, the collection has resided at the Ransom Center, where it has been preserved and made accessible for research. The collection, which consists of more than 1,300 boxes of photographic materials, has been integrated into the University's curriculum, accessed by students and scholars, and promoted through a variety of lectures, seminars, exhibitions, and fellowships.  

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