The Ransom Center has awarded 51 fellowships for the upcoming year to postdoctoral, dissertation and independent researchers studying such diverse topics as civil liberties, nineteenth-century Latinx arts and literature, cookbooks, and more.
The archive for the acclaimed drama Mad Men, one of television’s most honored series in history, has been donated to the Harry Ransom Center. The donation was made by Matthew Weiner, the series creator, executive producer, writer and director; and Lionsgate, which produced the critically acclaimed series.
To mark this news, Weiner shares his thoughts on the value of archives, the show’s influence, and the storylines that got away. [Read more…] about Interview with Matthew Weiner, creator, executive producer, writer, and director of the series Mad Men
The trick is to bring Houdini back. Show him to us. Let us hear him speak, watch him make his magic, feel his presence among us, let Houdini live again! [Read more…] about Houdini speaks to the living
Responding to news of the singer’s passing in January 2016, the official NASA twitter account tweeted “Rest in peace, David Bowie. ‘And the stars look very different today.’” For Bowie, one of humankind’s hitherto unanswered questions was [Read more…] about “Life on Mars?”: That is the question for David Bowie, H. G. Wells, and NASA
Producer of movies and star identities
Going back to the origins of research libraries, there is a long history of scholars building collections to suit personal interests, constructing around themselves an athenaeum of books that supported their individual research goals.