On National Bookmobile Day, the American Library Association celebrates the 930 bookmobiles in the United States that provide library services to their communities, an important form of library outreach that has been ongoing for more than 100 years. [Read more…] about Parnassus on Wheels
Image: Notecard card from Edgwidge Danticat to JuliaAlvarez; the image is titled Colored Girl.
In 1999, five years after Julia Alvarez’s In the Time of the Butterflies was published, the United Nations General Assembly cited the novel as an important cultural text that helped to pass the resolution to designate November 25 an official International Day of Observance for the Elimination of Violence Against Women. The date commemorates the November 25, 1960 assassination of the Mirabal sisters in the Dominican Republic under the brutal regime of Rafael Leonidas Trujillo (1930–1961). [Read more…] about Transnational sisterhood and solidarity in the Julia Alvarez archive
Image: Jim Crace’s handwritten note on the “Archipelago” folder in his archive.
When I came to the Harry Ransom Center in August 2017 to research in the Jim Crace papers, the materials I was most curious to view were those related to Crace’s unpublished novel Archipelago. [Read more…] about Fellows Find: “Archipelago,” Jim Crace’s last novel that never was
Recently I was lucky enough to spend four months digging through the PEN (Poets Essayists and Novelists Club) archive at the Harry Ransom Center. [Read more…] about Viewing the twentieth century via the PEN archive
By Donald Albrecht and Thomas Mellins
“In the eighteen years since the wild men of Mexican art first bombshelled the gente culta of the capital with their ideas, behavior, and pictures, their work has become established as the first original and powerful modern art in America. [Read more…] about Orchestrating the Mexican Moment in New York
Más de 27000 imágenes del archivo del Premio Nobel Gabriel García Márquez se encuentran disponibles en línea. Dichas imágenes son el resultado de la digitalización de una gran parte del archivo, incluyendo materiales de todas las obras de ficción escritas por García Márquez, 22 álbumes de recortes y cuadernos, una memoria, guiones, fotografías y ephemera. [Read more…] about Miles de imágenes del archivo de Gabriel García Márquez disponibles en línea