The PEN records occupy 180 linear feet, span 1912 to 2008, and document the history and activities of the English PEN and PEN International, as well as the formation (and sometimes dissolution) of other PEN centers around the globe. [Read more…] about What’s in the PEN archives?
In the course of researching how South Asian writers circulated in literary London between the World Wars, I spent some time immersed in the Harry Ransom Center’s expansive P.E.N. archive. [Read more…] about Book Balls, fox-trots, and boeuf bordelaise: The early history of international P.E.N.