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Noel Coward:

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

Creator: Coward, Noel, 1899-1973
Title: Noel Coward Literary File Photography Collection
Dates: 1909-1959
Extent: 1,182 items
Abstract: The Noel Coward Literary File consists of portraits of Coward, stills from productions of his plays, and travel photographs belonging to Ivor Novello, mostly contained in 8 albums.
Call Number: Photography Collection PH-02885
Language: English
Access: Open for research. To make an appointment or to reserve photography materials, please email Visual Materials Reference staff. Researchers must create an online Research Account and agree to the Materials Use Policy before using archival materials.
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

Preferred Citation Noel Coward Literary File Photography Collection (Photography Collection PH-02885). Harry Ransom Center, The University of Texas at Austin.
Acquisition: Internal transfers
Processed by: Susan McClellan and Mary Foster, 2006

Harry Ransom Center, The University of Texas at Austin,

Scope and Contents

The Noel Coward Literary File consists of photographs related to Noel Coward (British, 1899-1973). They including portraits of him, stills from productions of his plays, and travel photgraphs belonging to Ivor Novello (British, 1893-1951). Most of the photographs are contained in 8 albums. 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 file forms a part of the Literary File 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 material by and about Coward can be found in other Ransom Center collections.

Index Terms


Coward, Noel, 1899-1973.
Novello, Ivor, 1893-1951.


Motion pictures--Production and direction.
Theater--Production and direction.

Document Types

Gelatin silver prints.
Photographic prints.

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