The Harry Ransom Center at The University of Texas at Austin has selected Lois Kim to lead its comprehensive development program aimed at advancing the Center’s strategic initiatives. [Read more…] about Lois Kim Appointed Chief Development Officer for the Harry Ransom Center
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What Monte Monreal will remember most about his time at the Harry Ransom Center isn’t so much the complexities of the Gutenberg Bible or Anne Sexton’s drafts for “Flee on Your Donkey,” although those items are two of his favorites in the collection. Instead, it’s the people.
“Broadly, any time I was connecting with the volunteers, whether it was long-standing ones or bringing a new class in—when you interact with individuals willing to give themselves so generously, it has a snowball effect where you want to contribute to your community,” he said.
by VEGA SHAH
The Ransom Center is home to the collection and papers of British author Radclyffe Hall (1880-1943) and her partner, Una Vincenzo, Lady Troubridge (1887-1963), a sculptor and translator. The couple, being openly lesbian partners, are remembered as LGBTQ pioneers, with Hall’s novel, The Well of Loneliness (1928), making lesbianism more visible in English society, despite the banning of the novel in England.
The Hall-Troubridge papers have been digitized and are accessible online in a new digital collection. Explore more than 40,000 images of Hall and Troubridge’s papers, letters, and photos, that provide insight into their personal correspondence, as well as topics such as gender, politics, and spirituality.