Ellen Cunningham-Kruppa is Associate Director and Head of Preservation and Conservation at the Harry Ransom Center. She worked in the Ransom Center’s conservation lab early in her career, before taking a job as an archivist at [Read more…] about Meet the Staff: Ellen Cunningham-Kruppa
Princess Marthe Bibesco was the quintessential Napoleonic cosmopolite—worldly, literary, political, and modern
Last year, Ransom Center archivist Richard Workman brought to my attention some journals that he was cataloging as part of the Guy Davenport Papers. Guy Davenport (1927–2005) was an American author, literary critic, and artist. Throughout his adulthood, he regularly kept journals of his day-to-day life and activities (including his feelings about his marriage gone bad, [Read more…] about Thinking outside the (tux) box: A novel solution to preserving the quirky diaries of the Guy Davenport collection
The Ransom Center announces the appointment of Ellen Cunningham-Kruppa as Associate Director and Head of the Preservation and Conservation Division. Cunningham-Kruppa, who begins her service on October 1, will oversee the preservation, care and protection of the Ransom Center’s collections and will provide strategic direction for future preservation and conservation initiatives. [Read more…] about Ellen Cunningham-Kruppa to lead preservation and conservation efforts
With the generous support of a grant from the History Programs, American Institute of Physics, the Ransom Center has created a new online finding aid for the papers of English physicist Owen W. Richardson (1879–1959). The papers were originally processed during the 1960s and described on more than 8,000 catalog cards. Enhanced collection housing was also part of the project, improving long-term preservation of the materials.
Recognized for his pioneering work on thermionics, Sir Owen Richardson was awarded the 1928 Nobel Prize in Physics for [Read more…] about Preserving and Enhancing Access to Physicist Owen W. Richardson’s Papers