An Inventory of His Collection at the Harry Ransom Center
Open for research
Joan Sibley and Jamie Hawkins-Kirkham, 2011
Note: This finding aid replicates and replaces information previously available only in a card catalog. Please see the explanatory note at the end of this finding aid for information regarding the arrangement of the manuscripts as well as the abbreviations commonly used in descriptions.
Prior to 1990 when archival cataloging procedures were adopted at the Ransom Center, all manuscript collections were described in a card catalog.
Organization of Collections:
Manuscripts for each author collection were organized into four categories:
Materials that did not fit into these categories, such as art, photographs, books, and near-print materials such as newspaper clippings, were dispersed to other Ransom Center collections for cataloging and storage.
Abbreviations Used in Descriptions:
The symbols below were used in combinations. For example ALS means autograph letter signed; Tccms means typed carbon copy manuscript, etc.