Thousands of digitized records reflecting major historical events of the 20th century related to PEN International, a global writers’ organization, are available online beginning this month. [Read more…] about New digital resources launch online for study of human rights
Nobel Prize–winning author Doris Lessing was born one hundred years ago, on October 22, 1919. [Read more…] about Celebrating 100 years of Doris Lessing
Walt Whitman was born on this day in 1819, and amid a panoply of planned festivities, his bicentennial has renewed popular interest in Whitman’s legacy. What has Whitman left us in our twenty-first century? Whatever he has bequeathed to us culturally, what’s certain is that 200 years after his birth, his textual legacy continues to grow.
President Abraham Lincoln died on April 15, 1865, having been assassinated at Ford’s Theatre by John Wilkes Booth.
The papers of acclaimed author Rachel Cusk (b. 1967) have been acquired by the Ransom Center.
Author, journalist and screenwriter Aaron Latham has donated his papers to the Ransom Center. Latham shares insight about materials in his archive, ranging from his detailed journal of the writing and creation of the film Urban Cowboy to interviewing former chief of CIA Counterintelligence James Angleton. [Read more…] about Aaron Latham on his archive and “Looking for love”