Stephen Enniss, Director of the Harry Ransom Center, shared his thoughts about the proposed elmination of the National Endowment for the Arts and the National Endowment for the Humanities in an opinion editorial in the Austin American-Statesman. Below is the piece that ran on March 10. [Read more…] about Proposed NEA, NEH funding cuts will directly impact Austin
The Ransom Center has awarded more than 75 fellowships to postdoctoral, dissertation and independent researchers studying topics ranging from the works of Colombian novelist Gabriel García Márquez to the relationship between the music of vaudeville and early silent film. [Read more…] about More than 75 fellowships awarded
Ransom Center Director Steve Enniss elaborates on the honor of housing Gabriel García Márquez’s archive and how he envisions it reaching far beyond Austin.
Fighting back against the loss of memory Aureliano Buendía in Gabriel García Márquez’s One Hundred Years of Solitude takes up a brush and paints on the objects and creatures of his town their proper names, as if participating in a creation story. [Read more…] about Like a character in one of his own novels, Gabriel García Márquez has entered a place outside of time
El director del Ransom Center, Steve Enniss, habla sobre el honor de preservar el archivo de Gabriel García Márquez y cómo visualiza que se extenderá mucho más lejos de Austin.
Durante su lucha en contra de la pérdida de memoria, en la novela de Gabriel García Márquez Cien Años de Soledad, Aureliano Buendía toma un pincel y pinta el nombre propio de los objetos y criaturas de su pueblo, como si participara en la creación de una historia. [Read more…] about Como un personaje de una de sus novelas, Gabriel García Márquez ha llegado a un lugar sin tiempo
The Harry Ransom Center announces the appointment of Eric Colleary as Cline Curator of Theater and Performing Arts. In this position, Colleary will oversee research, access, and interpretation of the Ransom Center’s theater and performing arts materials. [Read more…] about Eric Colleary named as Cline Curator of Theater and Performing Arts
The Harry Ransom Center announces the appointment of Gerald W. Cloud as its Carl and Lily Pforzheimer Curator of Early Books and Manuscripts.
Cloud will be responsible for overseeing the Ransom Center’s extensive holdings of early books and manuscripts, including promoting access to, and use of, the collections and interpreting them for varied audiences. The Ransom Center’s Pforzheimer Library of English Literature is one of the cornerstones of the Center’s early books and manuscripts collections.
Prior to joining the Ransom Center, Cloud served as head librarian at UCLA’s William Andrews Clark Memorial Library, curator of literature at Columbia University’s Rare Book & Manuscript Library, and most recently as an antiquarian bookseller at James Cummins Bookseller.
“Gerald’s professional experiences—academic teaching, collection development, knowledge of the antiquarian book trade, scholarship in bibliography and the history of the book—will be invaluable to the Ransom Center and its patrons,” said Steve Enniss, Director of the Harry Ransom Center.
Cloud will support researchers working with the Ransom Center’s early book and manuscripts collections and collaborate with colleagues to promote enhanced access to collections, including digital initiatives and exhibitions. He’ll also work closely with the Center’s conservation department on setting treatment priorities for collection materials as well as expanding and strengthening the Pforzheimer Library.
“I look forward to raising the profile of the Ransom Center’s collections and invigorating use for original research with scholars, students, faculty and others,” said Cloud.
Holdings within the Pforzheimer Library include the plays, poems, novels, essays, polemical writings, and translations of some of the most important English writers from 1475 to 1700. All major writers (William Caxton, Edmund Spenser, Christopher Marlowe, William Shakespeare, John Donne, Francis Bacon, John Milton, Andrew Marvell, John Dryden, and William Congreve, among many others) are represented by first and important editions. The Pforzheimer books are supplemented by 2,000 manuscript items.
Cloud begins his position on January 12, 2015.