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Harry Ransom Center appoints curator of early books and manuscripts

By Suzanne Krause

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

Interview with Matthew Weiner, creator, executive producer, writer, and director of the series Mad Men

By Suzanne Krause

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