The Harry Ransom Center at The University of Texas at Austin announces its appointment of Aaron T. Pratt as Carl and Lily Pforzheimer Curator of Early Books and Manuscripts. Pratt, who begins May 30, will provide curatorial support for the Ransom Center’s early book and manuscript holdings and participate in a variety of activities that promote their teaching and research use. [Read more…] about Harry Ransom Center appoints curator of early books and manuscripts
Aaron T. Pratt has joined the Ransom Center as our new Carl and Lily Pforzheimer Curator of Early Books and Manuscripts. [Read more…] about “My mind was blown, and so it began.” New curator of early books and manuscripts is former network and systems engineer
The Ransom Center’s two-volume Gutenberg Bible is on permanent display. Every few months the Center’s staff changes the opening, allowing visitors to see different pages and to protect the volumes from overexposure to light. [Read more…] about “Hasty and exuberant” decoration in the Ransom Center’s Gutenberg Bible
Eric White, Curator of Rare Books at Princeton University, discusses the Ransom Center’s Gutenberg Bible on Thursday, February 9, at 7 p.m. for the Center’s annual Pforzheimer lecture. [Read more…] about From Mainz to Austin: Carl H. Pforzheimer’s Gutenberg Bible and its earlier owners
In conjunction with the Grolier Club Collects II, the Grolier Club, the Harry Ransom Center, and the New York Public Library will co-sponsor The Pforzheimer Symposium at the Grolier Club on January 26 from 2 to 7 p.m. [Read more…] about Pforzheimer Symposium celebrates significant book collector of twentieth century
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Joan Sibley has filled a variety of roles during her 25 years at the Ransom Center. Now, as Senior Archivist, she is responsible for the completion of retrospective conversion cataloging of manuscript collections, grant writing, and management of grant projects. [Read more…] about Meet the Staff: Archivist Joan Sibley