Una de las actividades que más disfruto es catalogar los llamados ‘libros de presentación’, los cuales son regalados por los autores, usualmente con una dedicatoria y/o un autógrafo. [Read more…] about Gabriel García Márquez y su república de las letras
A new digitization project provides access to 996 photographs from the E. O. (Eugene Omar) Goldbeck papers and photography collection, the largest photography collection in the Harry Ransom Center’s Texana holdings. [Read more…] about Now online: Newly digitized E. O. Goldbeck collection
Here’s the plot of a story a writer told me he had joked about writing with Guy Davenport: For about two days in the 1970s, Queen Elizabeth, the Dalai Lama, and Thomas Merton were within twelve miles of one another in central Kentucky, about a mile from Lincoln’s birthplace. Merton lived at the Abbey of Gethsemani, the Dalai Lama was visiting him, and Queen Elizabeth was staying on a nearby farm [Read more…] about Dear Guy: Letters in the Guy Davenport collection
Project archivist Anne Kofmehl is cataloging the Edward Ruscha papers and art collection, which the Ransom Center acquired in 2013 and which opens January 20. Kofmehl writes about an interesting photograph she came across while organizing the collection. [Read more…] about Ed Ruscha and the mysterious Rocky II
Meet the Staff is a Q&A series on Cultural Compass that highlights the work, experience, and lives of staff at the Harry Ransom Center.
Daniela Lozano has been an archivist with the Ransom Center since January 2012. She is originally from [Read more…] about Meet the Staff: Archivist Daniela Lozano
One of the delights of processing the papers of an author I enjoy reading is seeing evidence of the work taking shape, unfolding, and ultimately becoming the final story that is published. Revised drafts with lines crossed out and new passages added, early jottings of ideas and character names, original “working titles”…it’s as if I am being let in on a secret. [Read more…] about Doctors Wenn and Camia, I Presume? Inside Ian McEwan’s papers