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.”