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Thinking outside the (tux) box: A novel solution to preserving the quirky diaries of the Guy Davenport collection

By Alan Van Dyke

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

Les célèbres hymnes du couronnement de 1727 par Handel pour le roi et la reine d’Angleterre reçoivent un traitement royal

By Justine Provino

Justine Provino a obtenu récemment son diplôme de Master de Conservation des Biens Culturels, spécialité Arts Graphiques et Livres, sous l’enseignement de Claude Laroque, à l’Université Paris I Panthéon-Sorbonne. D’octobre 2014 jusqu’en février 2015, elle a effectué un stage au Ransom Center, sous la direction d’Olivia Primanis, conservateur-restaurateur en chef de l’atelier de livres, et de Heather Hamilton, conservateur-restaurateur de l’atelier d’arts graphiques. Read more

Handel’s famous 1727 coronation anthems get the royal treatment

By Justine Provino

Justine Provino is a recent graduate of the Master of Conservation of Cultural Heritage program at the University of Paris I Panthéon-Sorbonne, in the Book and Paper Department with Professor Claude Laroque. From October 2014 through February 2015 she worked as an intern in the Ransom Center’s book lab with Senior Conservator Olivia Primanis, and in the paper lab with Conservator Heather Hamilton. Read more