University of Texas at Austin

Gerald Hamilton:

Literary File Photography Collection at the Harry Ransom Center

Creator: Hamilton, Gerald, 1890-1970
Title: Gerald Hamilton Literary File Photography Collection
Dates: 1940s-1960s
Extent: 256 items
Call Number: Photography Collection PH-02699
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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Scope and Contents

The Gerald Hamilton Literary File consists of 256 photographs, the bulk of which are portraits of various people, including Hamilton, and likely date from between the 1940s and 1960s. Some photographs have been inscribed by Hamilton on the verso. 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This collection forms a part of the Literary File Photography Collection, which is comprised of photographs and albums withdrawn from the libraries and/or papers of literary figures, and generally include portraits and images collected by or of those figures.

Item List