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Oh, Snap

A new exhibition at the Ransom Center explores photographer Elliott Erwitt’s sparkling sense of humor. “Elliott Erwitt likes children and dogs,” reads the...

 
 

The Way Back: Mr. Frank and Me

Many Texas Exes pine for the Forty Acres, but Allen Reid Robertson, BJ ’52, Life Member, had more reason than most. The 21-year-old’s studies were interrupted...

 
 

Fresh Eyes

The original manuscript of “The Eyes of Texas” gets some TLC. In 1903, a University of Texas student named Lewis Johnson was in a bind. He was producing a...

 
 

Strange Days

Monday through Friday, Ralph Eugene Meatyard was an ordinary optician and family man—think coach of his son’s Little League team and president of the local...

 
 

Wandering in Wonderland

Get curiouser and curiouser with the Harry Ransom Center’s Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland, a new exhibition celebrating 150 years of Lewis Carroll’s literary...

 
 

Ransom Center Acquires Gabriel García Márquez Archive

In the 1950s, Gabriel García Márquez was a young journalist at the Bogotá newspaper El Espectador. He pulled long hours writing movie reviews, editorials,...

 
 

Scarlett Fever

It’s been 75 years since the world first fell in love with Scarlett O’Hara. To mark the occasion, a new exhibition at the Harry Ransom Center takes a behind-the-scenes...

 
 

A Look Inside Harry Houdini’s Scrapbooks

The Longhorn historians over at Not Even Past have a nifty little post up this week on magician Harry Houdini’s scrapbooks, which were made available online...

 
 

Ransom Center Acquires 21 Unpublished J. D. Salinger Letters

J.D. Salinger may have led a private life, but even a century’s time couldn’t hide the extent of his talent. UT’s world-class humanities archive, the...

 
 

Magnum in Motion

Journalism has come a long way since Magnum Photos—the first global photo cooperative to be operated by photographers—was founded in 1947. With more than 300...

 
 
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