Harry Ransom CenterThe University of Texas at Austin

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Fall 2012 Newsletter

Collections open for research

Group of men. Click to enlarge.

Morris L. Ernst (left, holding book) was one of the most active attorneys for the anti-censorship cause during the interwar years. In this 1935 photograph, from the New York Journal-American, Ernst defends the Gustavo Flaubert's November.

The following collections recently opened for research at the Ransom Center:

-The archive of civil liberties attorney Morris Leopold Ernst. A grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities supported a two-year, $392,213 project to arrange, describe, and preserve the collection.

-A collection of science materials from the family of Sir John F. W. Herschel (1792–1871). The cataloging project was funded by a $10,000 grant from the Friends of the Center for History of Physics at the American Institute of Physics.

-The archive of Thomas Smith, visual effects producer for such films as Star Wars: Empire Strikes Back and E.T.: The Extra Terrestrial.

-David Foster Wallace materials related to The Pale King.  

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