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R. G. (Robert Guy) Howarth:

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

Creator: Howarth, R. G. (Robert Guy), 1906-1974
Title: R. G. (Robert Guy) Howarth Literary File Photography Collection
Dates: 1960, undated
Extent: 275 items
Abstract: The R. G. (Robert Guy) Howarth Literary File consists of 275 photographs (8 photographic prints, 187 negatives, and 80 lantern slides). 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.
Call Number: Photography Collection PH-02690
Language: English
Access: Open for research. 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.



Acquisition: Internal transfer from the R. G. (Robert Guy) Howarth Papers (MS-02035).
Processed by: HRC Staff
Repository:

The University of Texas at Austin, Harry Ransom Center


The R. G. (Robert Guy) Howarth Literary File consists of 275 photographs (8 photographic prints, 187 negatives, and 80 lantern slides). 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.
The lantern slides were originally described in two separate series, Shakespeare’s Theatre, Elizabethan England (P26-P65) and Shakespeare’s Theatre, Elizabethan and Modern England (P66-P105). The series titles were presumably from the original housing, described by previous catalogers simply as “a black box.” The images are chiefly reproductions of book illustrations or typescript, with a few being photographs from life, so noted. Most of the slides have labels with identification and/or original slide numbers, while a few which have no labels at all; quoted titles were devised from slide content (text).
This file forms a part of the Literary Files photography collection, which is comprised of photographs and albums withdrawn from the libraries and/or papers of literary figures and businesses, and generally include portraits and images taken or collected by and/or of those people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 Howarth material can be found in the R. G. (Robert Guy) Howarth Papers (MS-02035) at the Harry Ransom Center.

People

Auden, W. H. (Wystan Hugh), 1907-1973.
Howarth, R. G. (Robert Guy), 1906-1974.
Lawrence, D. H. (David Herbert), 1885-1930.
Thomas, Dylan, 1914-1953.

Subjects

Photographic portraits.
Photographic reproductions.

Document Types

Black-and-white negatives.
Lantern slides.
Photographic prints.