The Woodring Collection of Ricketts and Shannon Books is one of the Woodson’s rare books collections. According to the Rare Books page on Fondren Website:
Versatile British artists Charles Ricketts and Charles Shannon were long-time partners in life and art. Both were members of the Royal Academy. They pursued independent careers as artists and often collaborated on creative projects. Shannon is best known for his painting and lithography, Ricketts for his contributions as book designer and illustrator and for designing costumes and sets for the theater.
While the collection’s focus is art history and literature, it includes many books on printing, binding, design, lithography, and illustration, as well as a rich collection of examples of Shannon and Ricketts’ work. Students and researchers interested in making books and printing can search the collection using the online catalog.