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Merle Armitage:

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

Creator: Armitage, Merle, 1893-1975
Title: Merle Armitage Literary File Photography Collection
Dates: 1936-1970, undated
Extent: 700 items (3.7 linear feet)
Abstract: The Merle Armitage Literary File consists of approximately 700 photographs, many of which are images of books written, edited, and/or designed by Armitage. Also included are portraits of Armitage and various other people, as well as views of the Grand Canyon and various places in Europe. In addition, there are numerous images of petroglyphs, as well as some pertaining to the Atchison, Topeka, and Santa Fe railroad system.
Call Number: Photograph Collection PH-02681
Language: English
Access: Open for research. Researchers must create an online Research Account and agree to the Materials Use Policy before using archival materials. Please note: Transparencies may be accessed but require 24 hours advance notice. Negatives cannot be accessed without curatorial approval. Light sensitive materials must be viewed under low-level lighting. Some materials may be restricted from viewing. To make an appointment or to reserve photography materials, please contact the Center's staff at photography@hrc.utexas.edu.
Use Policies: Ransom Center collections may contain material with sensitive or confidential information that is protected under federal or state right to privacy laws and regulations. Researchers are advised that the disclosure of certain information pertaining to identifiable living individuals represented in the collections without the consent of those individuals may have legal ramifications (e.g., a cause of action under common law for invasion of privacy may arise if facts concerning an individual's private life are published that would be deemed highly offensive to a reasonable person) for which the Ransom Center and The University of Texas at Austin assume no responsibility.
Restrictions on Use: Authorization for publication is given on behalf of the University of Texas as the owner of the collection and is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder which must be obtained by the researcher. For more information please see the Ransom Centers' Open Access and Use Policies.



Acquisition: Internal transfers
Processed by: HRC Staff
Repository:

The University of Texas at Austin, Harry Ransom Center


The Merle Armitage Literary File consists of approximately 700 photographs, many of which are images of books written, edited, and/or designed by Armitage. Also included are portraits of Armitage and various other people, as well as views of the Grand Canyon and various places in Europe. In addition, there are numerous images of petroglyphs, as well as some pertaining to the Atchison, Topeka, and Santa Fe railroad system. An index at the end of this guide lists photographers whose work is featured in this file. Further descriptions of some items are available in a card catalog in the repository.
This collection forms a part of the Literary File Photography Collection, which is comprised of photographs and albums withdrawn from the libraries and/or papers of literary figures, and generally include portraits and images collected by or of those figures.

The Ransom Center also holds manuscript material in the Merle Armitage Papers.

People

Armitage, Isabelle.
Armitage, Merle, 1893-1975.
Kent, Rockwell, 1882-1971.
Stravinsky, Igor, 1882-1971.
Wells, Cady, 1904-1954.

Organizations

Atchison, Topeka, and Santa Fe Railroad Company.

Subjects

Petroglyphs.

Places

London (England).
Ramsgate (England).
Switzerland.

Document Types

Photographic prints.