Image: Curator Aaron Pratt is the early and rare book specialist on staff at the Ransom Center. The volumes in the Wrenn Library have multiple layers of research value, including by author, genre, and the way they were created and collected.
Wrenn Library inspired journey that led to today’s Ransom Center
One hundred years ago today, The University of Texas acquired a collection of 6,000 first and rare editions of mostly seventeenth- and eighteenth-century English and American authors, in addition to notable manuscripts of the Bronte sisters, Alfred Lord Tennyson, and the Brownings. This collection, known as the Wrenn Library, would plant the seed for what is today the Harry Ransom Center. [Read more…] about University’s foundational rare book collection acquired a century ago