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Love letters from the archive

By Charley Binkow

The millions of materials in the Ransom Center are as diverse as they are interesting. But everything inside is united by one common focus, the humanities—the exploration of what it means to be human. The artists, writers, poets, musicians, filmmakers, and everyone else whose belongings and legacies live in the archives all captured different aspects of the human experience. They explored the essences of art, of beauty, of tragedy, and perhaps most importantly (especially if you trust John Lennon) of love. 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

ESCUCHE: A Gabriel García Márquez en su discurso de aceptación del Premio Nobel

By Suzanne Krause

Originario de Colombia, Gabriel García Márquez inició su carrera como periodista en la década de 1940, reportando desde Bogotá y Cartagena, y posteriormente como corresponsal internacional en Europa y Cuba. En 1961, se trasladó a la Ciudad de México. Junto con su prolífica carrera Read more

Fellows Find: Doris Lessing correspondence deepens insight into The Grass is Singing

By Harry Ransom Center

“Have you had a look in the Knopf collection?” Rick Watson, the head of reference services at the Ransom Center, sounded casual, and I wasn’t sure I had time to take the detour he was suggesting.

I spent a month at the Ransom Center last year, working mainly with the extensive Doris Lessing archive. Read more