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April 2007

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50th Anniversary

IMAGE CREDITS
Masthead image:
(Detail) Notecard with Alan Furst's ideas for Night Soldiers.
News image:
Cover of Collecting the Imagination: The First Fifty Years of the Ransom Center.
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(Detail) Letter from F. Scott Fitzgerald to Blanche Knopf.
Public Programs image:
Marie Cosindas, Ellen, 1969.
Insider's Perspective image:
Alan Furst. Photo by Sonda Valeska.

  NEWS

Cover of Book about Ransom Center’s history now available

In celebration of its 50th anniversary, the Ransom Center has published Collecting the Imagination: The First Fifty Years of the Ransom Center, a richly illustrated chronicle of its history. Collecting the Imagination tells the story of the Center's collections, the philosophy behind their acquisition, and the Center's committment to share its holdings with the public. BUY THIS BOOK

 

Deep Throat papers open for research

The Woodward and Bernstein papers on Mark Felt, the source known as Deep Throat, are now open to researchers, scholars, and the public at the Ransom Center. Select materials from the Felt file will be displayed on the first floor of the Center through April 8. LEARN MORE. Also, you can listen to audio clips from both panels of "The Legacy of Watergate" on KUT's website.

 

View photos from the American ’20s Music Series

VIEW PHOTOS from shows at the Elephant Room, Antone’s, the Continental Club, and Emo’s, including shots of the 1920s fashion show.

 

Listen to Voices of the American Twenties

CLICK HERE to listen to audio clips from actors featured in the museum theater program Voices of the American Twenties, which highlights historical figures in The American Twenties exhibition.

 

Share your history with the Ransom Center

What’s your history with the Ransom Center? SHARE it with others in the online forum on the Ransom Center’s 50th anniversary website.


  CURRENT EXHIBITION
(Detail) Letter from F. Scott Fitzgerald

Through July 29

The American Twenties

 

The American Twenties explores the decade's profound cultural and social changes, ambiguities, and contradictions, and the ideologies that were born or came to fruition in the 1920s. VIEW ITEMS from the exhibition.

 
  APRIL PROGRAMS

TUESDAY, APRIL 3, 7 P.M.
LECTURE Pioneer color photographer Marie Cosindas, best-known for her unique portraits and still lifes, talks about her work and career.

 

WEDNESDAY, APRIL 4, NOON
READING Poetry on the Plaza: The Cruelest Month

 

THURSDAY, APRIL 5, 7 P.M.
LECTURE Hans Ulrich Gumbrecht, Professor of Comparative Literature at Stanford University and Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Letters, presents “In 1926: Why and How?”

 

SATURDAY, APRIL 7, NOON-4 P.M.
AMERICAN ’20s MUSIC SERIES Enjoy a free, all-ages concert on the plaza with the Pistol Love Family Band, the Biscuit Brothers, and more. Details at www.hrc.utexas.edu/music.

 

MONDAY, APRIL 16, 7 P.M.
PANEL Cary D. Wintz, Professor of History at Texas Southern University, Martha Jane Nadell, Assistant Professor of English at Brooklyn College, CUNY, and Shirley Thompson, Assistant Professor of American Studies at The University of Texas at Austin, discuss the Harlem Renaissance and its impact on America.

 

WEDNESDAY, APRIL 18, NOON
READING Poetry on the Plaza: Living Poets

 

FRIDAY, APRIL 20, 7 P.M.
LECTURE In “1922: The Emergence of a Concept,” Marc Manganaro, English Professor at Rutgers University, examines the impact of 1922, an anno mirabilis in literature and the humanities.


  INSIDER'S PERSPECTIVE
 
Alan Furst

Interrogation of a Spy Novelist: Inside the Alan Furst Papers

Novelist Alan Furst, known for capturing Europe in conflict between 1933 and 1942 in his fiction, conducts extensive research for each of his novels. Alcalde staff writer Tim Taliafferro dug into Furst’s papers at the Ransom Center to study the anatomy of Furst’s bestseller Night Soldiers and interviewed him about his writing process. READ MORE.

 

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