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Re: [BKARTS] Austin, TX

About  The University of Texas's  special collections  in the Harry Ranson

The holdings in photography are ravishing. The first permanent photograph,
a street scene recorded by Joseph Niepce in  1826, resides in the HRC. It
is part of the Gersheim Collection, a brilliant collection scanning all
the history of photography.

Another photographic collection I love there is the Goldbeck Collection of
panoramic photographs.

And then there is the Personal Effects Collection of items that belonged
to famous people. Like Anne Sexton's eyeglasses and E.A. Poe's hair brooch
and Evelyn Waugh's ink pen.

The HRC website will give lots of information about this amazing facility.

Linda M. Wilson, Library Director, Greenwich Academy, 200 N. Maple AV,
Greenwich, CT 06830 203.552.4403

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