Dr. Jon Wise, an independent researcher and writer, visited the Harry Ransom Center in October 2014 to research the Graham Greene collection with Mike Hill, a retired school teacher and current editor of A Sort of Newsletter, the quarterly journal of the Graham Greene Birthplace Trust. Wise and Hill previously [Read more…] about Fellows Find: Authors find important insights in Graham Greene material
Archives for July 2015
Miller Williams (1930–2015) wrote, edited, or translated more than 30 books and is best remembered for writing poetry in plainspoken language that captured meaning in everyday experiences. The Ransom Center recently acquired his archive, which documents the career and writings of this influential American poet. [Read more…] about Ransom Center acquires archive of American poet Miller Williams
The Ransom Center Galleries will be open on Saturday, July 4, and Sunday, July 5, from noon to 5 p.m.
Visitors can view the current exhibition Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland, which runs through Monday, July 6. Don’t miss your opportunity to see this exhibition! [Read more…] about Alice exhibition open on July 4 weekend
The Ransom Center’s two-volume Gutenberg Bible is on permanent display in the lobby. Every three months the Center’s staff changes which page of the Bible is displayed, allowing us to share different pages with our visitors, and also protect the volumes from over exposure to light, stress on their bindings, and other preservation concerns. The process of turning the Gutenberg’s pages involves staff of the conservation department, exhibition services, the curator, and of course campus security. Each time we select a new opening we look for some unique or exemplary feature that will reveal the history of our copy or some unique feature absent from the other known copies of the Bible. [Read more…] about The Gutenberg Bible turns a new page
Charles Dodgson began to tell the story of a little girl named Alice on an outing with Alice, Edith, and Lorina Liddell on July 4, 1862. He later recalled that “golden afternoon” in a poem that prefaces many editions of Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland. [Read more…] about July 4, 1862: A Golden Afternoon with Alice and her Sisters