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Tom Lea:

An Inventory of His Literary File in the Photography Collection at the Harry Ransom Center

Creator: Lea, Tom, 1907-2001
Title: Tom Lea Literary File
Extent: 1.5 document boxes (326 items)
Abstract: The Literary File of American writer and artist Tom Lea consists of 326 items, which include images of Lea, his wife and other family members, and his friends. Also included are photographic reproductions of some of Lea's paintings, images associated with the movie production of his book The Brave Bulls, and a series of photographs he took of the Peleliu landing during World War II.
Call Number: Photography Collection PH-281
Language: English
Access: Open for research.



Acquisition: Internal transfers.
Processed by: Susan McClellan, 2006; Kait Dorsky, 2016
Repository:

The University of Texas at Austin, Harry Ransom Center


The Literary File of American writer and artist Tom Lea consists of 326 items, which include images of Lea, his wife and other family members, and his friends. Also included are photographic reproductions of some of Lea's paintings, images associated with the movie production of his book The Brave Bulls, and a series of photographs he took of the Peleliu landing during World War II.
The photographs are organized in the order in which they were transferred to the Photography Collection, and then by images of Lea, his family and friends, and images associated with his work. Descriptions of images were derived by the archivist based on inscriptions on print versos.
This file forms a part of the Literary Files photography collection, which is comprised of photographs and albums withdrawn from the libraries and/or papers of literary figures and businesses, and generally include portraits and images taken or collected by and/or of those people and businesses.

Additional materials by and about Lea are located in the Ransom Center's Tom Lea Papers and Tom Lea Art Collection.

People

Hertzog, Carl.
Hurd, Peter, 1904-1984.
Lea, Tom, 1907-2001.
Parrish, Robert.
Wyler, William, 1902-1981.

Subjects

Artists--American--20th century.
Artists' studios.
Bullfights.
Peleliu, Battle of, Palau, 1944.

Places

Mexico--Photographs.
Texas--Photographs.

Document Types

Film stills.
Photograph albums.
Photographic prints.
Snapshots.