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Edgar Allan Poe at the HRC: New Digital Resource

In Digital resources on September 4, 2009 at 10:57 am

The Hoarding happily notes the launch of The Edgar Allan Poe Digital Collection at the Harry Ransom Center at UT-Austin, which follows on a great Poe exhibition that has just closed here at the University of Virginia.

The collection contains “more than 4,000 digital images of manuscripts, correspondence, books, portraits, news clippings, and more related to Poe.” The website contains the following description:

“This digital archive was launched to accompany the 2009 Poe Bicentennial exhibition, “From Out That Shadow: The Life and Legacy of Edgar Allan Poe,” a joint venture of the Ransom Center and the Small Special Collections Library, University of Virginia. The digital collection incorporates images of all Poe manuscripts and letters at the Ransom Center with a selection of related archival materials, two books by Poe annotated by the author, sheet music based on his poems, and portraits from the Ransom Center collections. Poe’s manuscripts and letters are linked to transcriptions on the website of the Poe Society of Baltimore.”

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  1. As one of the curators of the Poe exhibition, I’m glad to add that although it has closed at University of Virginia, the exhibition has now traveled to the Harry Ransom Center, and opened on Tuesday, September 8. The exhibition will run through January 3, 2010, so come on over to the UT campus to see manuscripts, books, and much more. Learn more at http://www.hrc.utexas.edu

  2. [...] Edgar Allan Poe Digital Collection is now online.  Let’s hope they give some other writers the same [...]

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