The archive of award-winning lighting designer Kevin Adams is now housed at the Harry Ransom Center. Adams has received four Tony Awards for his lighting designs of Spring Awakening (2007), The 39 Steps (2008), American Idiot (2010), and Hedwig and the Angry Inch (2014). Adams is a UT alumnus, and he received the E. William Doty Distinguished Alumnus Award from the UT College of Fine Arts in 2016. Read more about the archive.
The Ransom Center’s Spring 2020 Stories to Tell exhibition features some of the earliest printed examples of illustrated English plays. [Read more…] about Picturing the plays of Shakespeare and his contemporaries
For archivist Katherine Mosley, processing the papers of actors Anne Jackson and Eli Wallach felt like joining their social circle.
Image: Fritz Henle (American, b. Germany, 1909–1993), [Nieves Orozco], 1943. Gelatin silver print (contact sheet). Fritz Henle Papers and Photography Collection © The Fritz Henle Estate
The Harry Ransom Center has acquired the Fritz Henle archive, containing about 180,000 black-and-white negatives, 10,000 color transparencies, 150 contact sheet books, 11 books of magazine clippings and tear sheets and thousands of work prints spanning the photographer’s six-decade career. The materials were donated by the Henle Archive Trust. [Read more…] about Archive of photographer Fritz Henle comes to Texas
The Ransom Center has obtained the archive of British-Irish theatre and film actor Peter O’Toole (1932–2013). [Read more…] about Archive acquired of theatre and film actor Peter O’Toole
The Ransom Center has acquired the papers of actors, and husband and wife, Eli Wallach (1915–2014) and Anne Jackson (1925–2016). [Read more…] about Papers of actors Eli Wallach and Anne Jackson acquired