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George Barr McCutcheon:

Literary File Photography Collection at the Harry Ransom Center

Creator: McCutcheon, George Barr, 1866-1928
Title: George Barr McCutcheon Literary File Photography Collection
Dates: 1840-1928
Extent: 762 items
Abstract: Collection consisting of 156 loose photographs and three photograph albums of and/or belonging to the American playwright and novelist George Barr McCutcheon.
Call Number: Photography Collection PH-02680
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

Administrative Information

Acquisition: Internal transfer from the George Barr McCutcheon Papers (MS-02760).

The University of Texas at Austin, Harry Ransom Center

Scope and Contents

The George Barr McCutcheon Literary File consists of 762 items, most of which are portraits. There are images of McCutcheon, various members of his family, and other people including John Masefield and Eugene O’Neill. Further descriptions of some items may be available in a card catalog in the repository. An index at the end of this guide lists photographers whose work is featured in this file.
This file forms a part of the Literary Files photography collection, which is comprised of photographs and albums withdrawn from the libraries and/or papers of literary figures and businesses, and generally include portraits and images taken or collected by and/or of those people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.

Related Material

Additional McCutcheon material can be found in the George Barr McCutcheon Papers (MS-02760) at the Harry Ransom Center.

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