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2014


Fine Books and Collections

"Gerald W. Cloud Named Curator of Early Books & Manuscripts at the Ransom Center"
December 10, 2014


Vanity Fair

"The coffee-table book gift guide for the fashion, art, and food lovers in your life"
December 2014


Semana

"Gabo a Texas"
November 29, 2014


PRI

"Gabriel García Márquez's archive, including an unpublished novel, is heading to Texas"
November 28, 2014


San Francisco Gate

"Modern movies that might last 75 years"
November 27, 2014


New York Times

"Colombia to Receive Some García Márquez Effects"
November 26, 2014


Perceptive Travel

"Austin Rocks: Treasures at the Harry Ransom Center"
November 26, 2014


NPR

"Book News: Gabriel Garcia Marquez's Collection Gets A Texas Welcome"
November 25, 2014


BBC

"University of Texas acquires Garcia Marquez archive"
November 24, 2014


UPI

"University of Texas acquires Gabriel Garcia Marquez archive"
November 24, 2014


Agence France-Presse

"Texas university acquires Garcia Marquez papers"
November 24, 2014


Reuters

"University of Texas acquires archives of literary giant García Márquez"
November 24, 2014


The Guardian

"Archive of Colombian literary great Gabriel García Márquez goes to Texas"
November 24, 2014


Austin American-Statesman

"UT's Ransom Center acquires archive of famed writer García Márquez"
November 24, 2014


Alcalde

"Ransom Center Acquires Gabriel García Márquez Archive"
November 24, 2014


Media Bistro

"Gabriel García Márquez Archive Finds a Home at the Harry Ransom Center"
November 24, 2014


Boing Boing

"World's oldest photograph, and more cool 'oldest' objects"
November 19, 2014


Fine Books & Collections

"Sesquicentennial Exhibition Brings to Life 'Alice's Adventures in Wonderland'"
October 24, 2014


Slate

"Casting the Role of Scarlett O'Hara Was Really, Really Frustrating"
October 22, 204


Houston Chronicle

"A hard look at an uncomfortable classic"
October 21, 2014


Newsweek

"The Hidden Sources That Brought Down Nixon in Watergate"
October 17, 2014


Huffington Post

Steve Wilson on 'The Making of Gone with the Wind'"
October 3, 2014


Leonard Maltin via Indie Wire

"GWTW Fever in Austin, Texas"
September 30, 2014


New York Post

"Why 'Gone With the Wind' will never be forgotten"
Septmber 28, 2014


NPR All Things Considered

"When It Comes To 'Gone With The Wind,' Do Kids Today Give A Damn?"
September 25, 2014


New York Social Diary

"LIZ SMITH: Left Side, Right Side. Who Cares? ..."
September 22, 2014


USA Today

"What endures as 'Gone with the Wind' turns 75"
September 21, 2014


Leonard Maltin via Indie Wire

New and Notable Film Books
September 16, 2014


NPR Weekend Edition

"From Casting To Cutting The N-Word, The Making Of 'Gone With The Wind'"
September 14, 2014


Parade

"'Gone With the Wind's' 75th Anniversary: See All the Alternate 'Frankly My Dear' Lines"
September 13, 2014


San Antonio Express-News

"1939 was a great year for movie buffs"
September 12, 2014


Wall Street Journal

"Still Giving a Damn"
September 10, 2014


Daily Beast

"How 'Gone With the Wind' Got Made"
September 10, 2014


CNN

"'Gone With the Wind' exhibit: Frankly, we still give a damn"
September 9, 2014


San Antonio Express-News

"Frankly my dear, this exhibit is amazing"
September 9, 2014


KXAN

"Gone With The Wind" exhibit debuts at Ransom Center
September 8, 2014


Time's LightBox

"Behind the Scenes of Gone With the Wind on its 75th Anniversary"
September 8, 2014


Austin Chronicle

"'The Making of Gone With the Wind:' The Ransom Center's epic retelling of how this epic motion picture came to be"
September 5, 2014


New York Times

"GTT" (Gone To Texas)
September 4, 2014


Reuters

"Backstory of 'Gone with the Wind' goes on display 75 years after premiere"
August 28, 2014


KLRU

"Ransom Center exhibits WWI through literature, letters"
July 9, 2014


KXAN

"New exhibit at UT revisits World War I"
June 28, 2014


Daily Mail

"Frankly my dear, I DO give a damn! Never before seen photographs offer a rare glimpse behind the scenes of Gone with the Wind"
June 28, 2014


Chicago Tribune

"'Gone With The Wind' exhibit"
June 24, 2014


The New York Times

"Visceral Reality vs. the Big Picture: Viewing World War I Through the Prism of the Personal"
June 19, 2014

Edward Rothstein of the New York Times reviews The World at War: 1914-1918, sharing several digitized sketches, photos and letters from the Ransom Center's exhibition.


FlipKey

"50 States Series: Top Campuses Worth Traveling For"
June 18, 2014

FlipKey's list of the top universities to visit in each state features The University of Texas at Austin and notes the Ransom Center as a "must-see" destination. The article also mentions the Ransom Center's possession of the First Photograph.


Book Patrol

"McSweney's archive is open for business"
June 17, 2014


CBS Sunday Morning

"'All the President's Men' at 40"
June 15, 2014


Mediabistro

"The University of Texas Launches McSweeney's Archive"
June 3, 2014


The New York Post

"Texas Translation: Weird, Wild Stuff to Be Found in Austin"
 June 2, 2014

The New York Post features Austin as a "trove of Americana and Texas history," noting the Ransom Center's possession of the First Photograph and a copy of the Gutenberg Bible.


US Airways

"Lone Star Luminary"
June 2014

US Airways's "Lone Star Luminary" reveals why Austin, Texas is a "number-one boomtown," noting the Ransom Center as an "unexpected pearl, especially for bookworms."


Texas Highways

"The World at War, 1914-1918"
June 2014


The Austin Chronicle

"Theatres of War: World War I film series complements Ransom Center exhibit"
May 30, 2014


Noodle.com

"Explore"
May 16, 2014

Maria Popova's project, "Explore," shares a quote from Ian McEwan's Q&A with the Ransom Center relating to the relationship between the arts and humanities.


The Guardian

"Ian McEwan's literary archive bought by Harry Ransom Center for $2m"
May 15, 2014

The Guardian notes the Ransom Center's purchase of Ian McEwan's archive, which includes abandoned stories, early drafts of novels, letters from other writers, 17 years of emails, and material from his childhood. The article includes a statement by McEwan and a link to his Q&A with the Ransom Center.


Los Angeles Times

"Ian McEwan's archives acquired by the Ransom Center"
May 15, 2014

The Los Angeles Times announces the Ransom Center's acquisition of the Ian McEwan archive, noting collections of other modern and contemporary authors such as Doris Lessing, Graham Greene and Don Delillo. The article includes a statement from McEwan.


History News Network

April 21, 2014
"Historians are trying to recover censored texts from World War I poets"

The History News Network shares a post by Jean Cannon, literary collections research associate at the Ransom Center, about Wilfred Owen's redacted letters.


Los Angeles Times

"How to be a Writer"
April 10, 2014

In an interactive article with a board-game structure, the Los Angeles Times outlines the steps to becoming a writer, listing "leav[ing] your archives to the Ransom Center" as the penultimate step.


Inside Magic

"Houdini's Magic Scrapbook- Now Available Online"
March 20, 2014

Inside Magic shares the Ransom Center's digitized Houdini collection. The collection contains a series of scrapbooks showcasing Houdini's passionate study of frauds, spritualism, magic history and other ephemera.


BOOKFORUM

"Treasures from Denis Johnson's Archive"
March 14, 2014

Natasha Vargas-Cooper documents her experience exploring the Denis Johnson archive and notes other holdings in the Ransom Center's collections.


BuzzFeed

"35 Things Everyone Should Do in Austin, Texas Before They Die"
March 3, 2014

BuzzFeed's list of 35 things not to be missed in Austin includes the Ransom Center (spot #13).


The Wall Street Journal

"Insider's Guide to Austin"
March 2014

The Wall Street Journal mentions the Ransom Center as a "not-to-be-missed" destination in its "Insider's Guide to Austin."


British Airways's The Club

"Why it Pays to Be Weird in Austin"
March 2014

In celebration of launching a direct flight between London and Austin, British Airways's The Club explains why Austin is unlike any other city. Look for the Ransom Center under "Even libraries are cool."


Wired

"By the Numbers"
March 2014

The March issue of Wired references the Ransom Center twice. Once in its "By the Numbers" piece and again a piece advertising things to do during SXSW.


The Alcade

"The World at War"
February 26, 2014

Longhorn Network and the Alcade interview Jean Cannon, Elizabeth Garver, and Steve Isenberg about the Ransom Center's exhibition, "The World at War: 1914-1918."


The Chicago Tribune

"'Gone With The Wind'--still the most popular movie ever"
February 24, 2014

Liz Smith of the Chicago Tribune celebrates "Gone With The Wind" while noting the Ransom Center's David O'Selznick archive and its upcoming exhibition, "The Making of Gone With The Wind."


The Associated Press

"5 free things in Austin, First Photo to bat cave"
February 6, 2014

The Associated Press includes the Ransom Center in its travel piece that appeared in papers internationally. The article notes the Ransom Center's possession of the Gutenberg Bible and the First Photograph.


French Morning Texas

"À Austin, la Première guerre mondiale racontée par ses témoins"
February 5, 2014

French Morning notes the attractions of the Ransom Centers exhibition, "The World at War: 1914-1918."


The New York Times

"Poet's Archive Goes To University of Texas"
January 21, 2014

The New York Times notes the Ransom Center's acquisition of the Billy Collins archive, containing dozens of notebooks with observations, doodles, clippings and drafts of poems both published and unpublished. The article includes a quote from Collins and highlights the Ransom Center's collections of E. E. Cummings and T. S. Eliot.


The Austin American-Statesman

UT's Ransom Center acquires archive of famous poet Billy Collins"
January 21, 2014

Charles Ealy details the Ransom Center's acquisition of the archives of former U.S. Poet Laureate, Billy Collins.


Reuters

"In letters, J.D. Salinger bemoans trappings of fame"
January 18, 2014

Correspondence between author J.D. Salinger and former classmate Ruth Smith Maier and her son have been made available to researchers via this Ransom Center acquisition. In the letters, Salinger expressed his disappointment with the consequences of fame.


The New York Times

"GTT"
January 2, 2014

In its weekly edition of GTT, The New York Times notes the Ransom Center's exhibition, "Radical Photos: Magnum Photos Into the Digital Age," as one of the most interesting things to see in Texas.


Fine Books & Collections

"Sangorski & Sutcliffe"
Winter 2014

The Ransom Center has four books bound by the famous British duo Sangorski & Sutcliffe of the early twentieth century. Sangorski and Sutcliffe were renowed for sumptuous bindings using jewels and manuscripts on vellum.


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