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“Culture Unbound: Collecting in the Twenty-first Century” Highlights Archives Acquired by Ransom Center Since 2000

“Culture Unbound: Collecting in the Twenty-first Century” Highlights Archives Acquired by Ransom Center Since 2000

The Harry Ransom Center's exhibition "Culture Unbound: Collecting in the Twenty-first Century" showcases major literary and cultural archives acquired by the center since 2000.

Author Denis Johnson’s Papers Acquired by Harry Ransom Center

Author Denis Johnson’s Papers Acquired by Harry Ransom Center

The Harry Ransom Center, a humanities research library and museum at The University of Texas at Austin, has acquired the papers of National Book Award winner Denis Johnson, author of "Jesus' Son" and "Tree of Smoke."

David Foster Wallace Archive Acquired by Harry Ransom Center

David Foster Wallace Archive Acquired by Harry Ransom Center

The Harry Ransom Center, a humanities research library and museum at The University of Texas at Austin, has acquired the archive of writer David Foster Wallace (1962-2008), author of "Infinite Jest" (1996), "The Broom of the System" (1987), "Girl with Curious Hair" (1988) and numerous collections of stories and essays.

Historic Photo Print Archive, Featuring Iconic 20th Century Images, Has New Owner and Home

Historic Photo Print Archive, Featuring Iconic 20th Century Images, Has New Owner and Home

Magnum Photos, Inc., MSD Capital, L.P. and the Harry Ransom Center at The University of Texas at Austin today jointly announced a landmark partnership under which the Magnum Archive Collection, which contains nearly 200,000 original press prints of images taken by world-renowned Magnum photographers, will be preserved, catalogued and made accessible by the Ransom Center. The…   » Continue Reading

Author Andre Dubus’s Papers Acquired by Harry Ransom Center

Author Andre Dubus’s Papers Acquired by Harry Ransom Center

The Harry Ransom Center, a humanities research library and museum at The University of Texas at Austin, has acquired the papers of American writer Andre Dubus (1936-1999). Dubus was widely considered a master of the short story. His story collections include "Separate Flights" (1975), "Adultry and Other Choices" (1977), "Finding a Girl in America" (1980),…   » Continue Reading

Ransom Center Receives Big Read Grant from National Endowment for the Arts

Ransom Center Receives Big Read Grant from National Endowment for the Arts

The Harry Ransom Center, a humanities research library and museum at The University of Texas at Austin, has received a grant from the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) to host The Big Read in Austin, focusing on Edgar Allan Poe's stories and poems.

More than 50 Research Fellowships Awarded by the Harry Ransom Center

More than 50 Research Fellowships Awarded by the Harry Ransom Center

The Harry Ransom Center, a humanities research library and museum at The University of Texas at Austin, has awarded more than 50 research fellowships for 2009-10. These fellowships support research projects in the humanities that require substantial use of the Center's collections of manuscripts, rare books, film, photography, art and performing arts materials.

Harry Ransom Center Director Discusses Importance of Writing in Washington, D.C.

Event: The National Council of Teachers of English (NCTE), representing 50,000 members worldwide, will release the report "Writing in the 21st Century." At the same time, to celebrate writing, NCTE will announce the National Day on Writing, the National Gallery of Writing and the inception of the annual National High School, College and University Writing…   » Continue Reading

Harry Ransom Center Holds Archive of 2008 Costa Book of the Year Award Winner

Harry Ransom Center Holds Archive of 2008 Costa Book of the Year Award Winner

The Harry Ransom Center, a humanities research library and museum at The University of Texas at Austin, holds the archive of Sebastian Barry, the recipient of the 2008 Costa Book of the Year award, an internationally recognized literary prize for books by writers based in the United Kingdom and Ireland.