People often associate glove-wearing with the handling of old or rare book and paper materials. [Read more…] about Gloves: to wear or not to wear?
Make-do repairs helped preserve the history of vaudeville
Rare sound recordings to be preserved and made accessible with grant
For the first time, sound recordings documenting the work and lives of notable cultural figures such as Julia Alvarez, Truman Capote, William Faulkner, Norman Bel Geddes, Norman Mailer, Anne Sexton, and Gloria Swanson will be publicly available for research. [Read more…] about NEH helps to break the sound barrier
British and American theatre history preserved in candid recordings
Mel Gussow was the lead cultural critic for the New York Times for more than 40 years. Throughout his career, he recorded interviews with stars and unknowns of the American and British theatre. [Read more…] about Theatre critic Mel Gussow’s legendary interviews available online
This Saturday, visitors to The University of Texas at Austin campus will notice a lot of activity as students, parents, and alumni flood the forty acres for Explore UT day. [Read more…] about Explore UT and the Harry Ransom Center
The Ransom Center’s Arnold Newman papers and photography collection, acquired in 2006, includes more than 25,000 prints, original sitting books, early sketchbooks, photographic albums, and video recordings of interviews and lectures. Newman, who lived from 1918 to 2006, was a prolific artist known for his “environmental portraiture,” a style which captures a subject in his or her typical setting. Conservator Diana Diaz treated sets of color slides wrapped in different types of tape. [Read more…] about Preserving Arnold Newman’s photography slides