University of Texas at Austin

Posts Tagged ‘Harry Ransom Center’


Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Revamped Herschel materials bring students closer to history and the stars

Even if you look through the telescope on the roof of Robert Lee Moore Hall in the middle of The University of Texas at Austin campus, it’s hard to feel close to the stars and other celestial objects.

Walk over to the Harry Ransom Center and you can get very close – and yes, even personal – to some of the people who made a science of looking at the skies.

For Mary Kay Hemenway, a research associate and senior lecturer in
Read More …

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Ransom Center opens David Foster Wallace archive

Books from David Foster Wallace’s library. Photo by Anthony Maddaloni.

Books from David Foster Wallace’s library. Photo by Anthony Maddaloni.

The Harry Ransom Center opened the archives of writer David Foster Wallace on Tuesday (Sept. 13, 2010).

As part of the opening, the HRC has posted several pieces from the collection online.

Also, Jacqueline Muñoz, librarian at the Ransom Center who cataloged more than 300 books from Wallace’s archive, writes about her experience working with the collection and her personal response to his work.

Here’s part of her post:

“He didn’t merely own these books; he digested
Read More …

Thursday, April 30, 2009

Props for De Niro’s props

We thought there might be an item that stood out in the 1,300 boxes or so of papers, film, movie props and costumes that Robert De Niro donated to the Harry Ransom Center at The University of Texas at Austin.

We asked curators of collection, which has just been opened to researchers and the public, if they came across anything that was pretty darned cool.

From Robert De Niro? An actor known for his preparation, focus and intensity? Are you talkin’ to me?

How
Read More …