Archive for: harry ransom center

 

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Ransom Center Acquires 21 Unpublished J. D. Salinger Letters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...

 
 

Ransom Center Receives Biggest Donation Ever

UT’s Harry Ransom Center has long been an archival powerhouse that draws scholars from around the globe, with holdings including an original Gutenberg Bible...

 
 

Stumbling on a Mystery in the Ransom Center

How a happenstance discovery in the Ransom Center led one researcher down a winding literary path. This essay first appeared in the New York Times. I was in the...

 
 

My Life in the Stacks: For Your Reference

Award-winning writers in Texas have a secret weapon. The array of unexpected delights gathered within UT’s library system shouldn’t have come as a surprise...

 
 

Gatsby Fever Hits the Ransom Center

Thanks to last Friday’s premiere of the new The Great Gatsby film, Gatsby fever is in full swing nationwide—and now it’s hit the Forty Acres. No,...

 
 

Harry Ransom Center Appoints New Director

The Harry Ransom Center’s director of 25 years, Thomas F. Staley, will retire on Aug. 31, and the HRC has appointed the head librarian of the Folger Shakespeare...

 
 

The Way Back: The First Photograph

It’s not much to look at—just a few silver smudges. If you didn’t know its origins, you might think it belonged in a junkyard. But in fact, this 8-by-10-inch...

 
 

Legendary Portraits on Display at the Ransom Center

From Pablo Picasso to Marilyn Monroe, Arnold Newman captured them all. One of the most successful portrait photographers of the 20th century, Newman photographed...

 
 
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