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Webster Aitken:

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

Creator: Aitken, Webster
Title: Webster Aitken Literary File Photography Collection
Dates: 20th century
Extent: Approximately 1,575 items
Call Number: Photography Collection PH-02698
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 .
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.

Administrative Information

Acquisition: Internal transfer(s)
Processed by: HRC Staff

The University of Texas at Austin, Harry Ransom Center

Scope and Contents

The collection is comprised of loose prints, negatives and two photo albums related to the American classical pianist Webster Aitken (1908-1981). The albums include snapshots of family and friends, and various travel locations.
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This collection forms a part of the Literary File Photography Collection, which is comprised of photographs and albums withdrawn from the libraries and/or papers of literary figures, and generally include portraits and images collected by or of those figures.

Related Material

Additional materials related to Aitken can be found in the Center's Webster Aitken Collection (MS-00048).

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