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E. E. (Edward Estlin) Cummings:

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

Creator: Cummings, E. E. (Edward Estlin), 1894-1962
Title: E. E. (Edward Estlin) Cummings Literary File Photography Collection
Dates: 1918-1958
Extent: 202 items (.83 linear feet)
Abstract: The E. E. (Edward Estlin) Cummings Literary File Photography Collection consists of 202 photographs related to Cummings and includes portraits of him as well as photographic reproductions of his artwork.
Call Number: Photography Collection PH-02682
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 .
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Administrative Information

Acquisition: Internal transfers likely from the E. E. (Edward Estlin) Cummings Collection (MS-01009) and the Charles Norman Collection (MS-03047).
Processed by: HRC Staff

Harry Ransom Center, The University of Texas at Austin

Scope and Contents

The E. E. (Edward Estlin) Cummings Literary File consists of 202 photographs, including portraits of Cummings and photographic reproductions of his artwork.
This collection forms part of the Literary File Photography Collection, which is comprised of photographs and albums withdrawn from the libraries and/or papers of literary figures, and generally include portraits and images collected by or of those figures.

Related Material

The Harry Ransom Center holds related materails in the E. E. (Edward Estlin) Cummings Papers (MS-01009) and in the E. E. (Edward Estlin) Cummings Art Collection (AR-00054).

Index Terms


Cummings, E. E. (Edward Estlin), 1894-1962.
Lachaise, Gaston, 1882-1935.
Morehouse, Marion, 1906-1969.
Norman, Charles, 1904-1996.
Watson, Hildegarde Lasell, -1976.


Camp Devens (Mass.).
Berlin (Germany).

Document Types

Cabinet photographs.
Gelatin silver prints.
Photographic prints.

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