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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...

 
 

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...

 
 

Ransom Center Adds Ian McEwan Archive

At age 11, Ian McEwan earned a B in his English class. “Has done well—sometimes careless,” noted his teacher in the margin of his report card. She...

 
 

The World at War [Watch]

A century after the Great War, a new exhibit at UT’s Harry Ransom Center explores the poignant artifacts left behind. Last letters written from the front lines...

 
 

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Ransom Center Acquires 21 Unpublished J. D. Salinger Letters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

 
 

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...

 
 

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,...

 
 
 
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