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George Bernard Shaw

Unknown photographer, Shaw's palm, Photography Collection.

Unknown photographer, Shaw's palm, Photography

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.


The Reading Room Will Be Closed:

Thursday, July 4, 2019
Monday, September 2, 2019
Thurs–Sat, Nov 28–30, 2019
Sat–Sat, Dec 21–Jan 4, 2020
Monday, January 20, 2020
Monday, May 25, 2020

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