'A Frightening Time in Our History': What Americans Really Thought About the Pentagon Papers
The papers of Washington Post Executive Editor Ben Bradlee offer unique insightBy Ancelyn Krivak / Harry Ransom Center March 4, 2019
The Gutenberg Bible Comes With Reading Instructions
In addition to the marginalia indicating what to read, there is punctuation within the biblical text indicating how to read it.By Aaron Pratt / Harry Ransom Center March 5, 2019
The Personal History Behind 'One Hundred Years of Solitude'
Gabriel García Márquez had serious doubts about whether the novel was good at allBy Álvaro Santana-Acuña / Harry Ransom Center March 6, 2019
As Show's Collections Go to Archive, 'Mad Men' Head of Research Shares Her Process
"Born decades later, I felt like I was able to experience the event as it unfolded"By Marissa Kessenich / Harry Ransom Center January 19, 2017
How You Can Read the Magazine That Lewis Carroll Produced as a Teenager
Charles Dodgson edited the magazine and produced the majority of the content. The magazine also includes work by six of his ten siblingsBy Danielle Brune Sigler / Harry Ransom Center October 19, 2016
Life on Mars: 'The War of the Worlds' and H.G. Wells at 150
The year 2016 marks two Wellsian anniversaries, that is the 150th anniversary of Wells’s birth and the 70th anniversary of his deathBy Peter J. Beck / Harry Ransom Center September 21, 2016
How Tennessee Williams Bridged Pop Culture and Fine Art
The A Streetcar Named Desire playwright was also a painter—and a muse to his artist friendsBy Simona Cupic / Harry Ransom Center June 30, 2016
The Moral Uproar Caused by the 'Professional Beauties' of Early Photography
“Anything the ingenuity of the camera-man could devise to produce an original or startling effect was utilized with more or less happy results"By Jennifer R. Henneman / Harry Ransom Center June 1, 2016
An International Advocacy Group for Freedom of Expression Started as a Social Club
P.E.N. International was established in London during the early 1920sBy Charlotte Nunes / Harry Ransom Center April 6, 2016
'Infinite Jest' at 20: Letters Reveal David Foster Wallace's 'Icky' Anxiety About the Book
The novel was published 20 years ago, in February of 1996By Megan Barnard / Harry Ransom Center February 25, 2016
How to Explore Shakespeare’s First Folio Online
This year will mark the 400th anniversary of the Bard's deathBy Harry Ransom Center January 14, 2016
How Gone With the Wind's Costumes Combined the 1860s and the 1930s
A display of historic fashions from the 1860s shines a light on the creativity of Gone With the Wind's costume designerBy Jill Morena / Harry Ransom Center December 17, 2015
See an Original Manuscript Page From 'The Things They Carried'
The classic book turned 25 this yearBy Alicia Dietrich / Harry Ransom Center November 18, 2015
How 'The Diary of Anne Frank' First Made It to the U.S.
Documents show that publishers were initially waryBy Eric Colleary / Harry Ransom Center October 24, 2015
The Woman Who Made Scarlett O'Hara's Hats
Mildred Blount was the 'Milliner to the Stars!'—but she didn't always get creditBy Jill Morena / Harry Ransom Center September 26, 2015
Kazuo Ishiguro’s Thoughts on Some 'Great Writers'
The author's archive was recently acquired by the Ransom CenterBy Jennifer Tisdale / Harry Ransom Center August 27, 2015
What It Was Like to Work With David Foster Wallace
One of the writer's one-time editors looks back on their work togetherBy Jay Jennings / Harry Ransom Center July 30, 2015
These Books Boosted Troop Morale During World War II
The Armed Services Editions also fostered a new generation of readersBy Richard Oram / Harry Ransom Center July 1, 2015
This Is Himmler’s Copy of Hitler’s 'Mein Kampf'
How the book with an evil past made its way to TexasBy Janine Barchas / Harry Ransom Center June 3, 2015
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