Digital Collection Highlights Photos Taken In Corpus Christi During Great Depression

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AUSTIN, TX.- The Harry Ransom Center, a humanities research library and museum at The University of Texas at Austin, has made available online the digital collection “The Itinerant Photographer: Photographs of Corpus Christi Businesses in the 1930s.” The collection, which can be viewed on the Ransom Center’s website, highlights photographs taken of businesses in Corpus Christi during the Great Depression. The project to make these materials accessible online was funded by a TexTreasures grant from the U.S. Institute of Museum and Library Services to the Texas State Library and Archives Commission under the provisions of the Library Services and Technology Act. Until now, access to the collection was limited, due to the fragility of the collection material and its uncataloged status. The Center has now constructed a Web site as a portal to the itinerant photographer collection. It is an introduction to the collection and