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September 2007

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IMAGE CREDITS
Masthead image:
W. H. Franklin, (Detail) Heroes of the Goodwin Sands, ca. 1890
News image:
Page from Graham Greene's FBI file.
Exhibitions image
Image used in promotional materials for Death of a Salesman
Public Programs image:
Buffalo Bill, unidentified photographer, ca. 1880.
Insider's Perspective image:
Illustration by MaryBeth Daigle.

  NEWS

Graham Greene's FBI fileNew Graham Greene materials acquired by Ransom Center

The Ransom Center recently acquired four separate collections of Graham Greene materials from different parts of the world. The materials join the Ransom Center’s already extensive Greene holdings. LEARN MORE.

 

The Return of Mr. Hatterr

The Ransom Center has acquired the papers of the late G. V. Desani, longtime professor of philosophy at The University of Texas at Austin. Included is the original manuscript of his most important work, the eccentric novel All about H. Hatterr, which will be reprinted in October by the New York Review of Books Press. LEARN MORE.

 

Kerouac scroll for On the Road coming to Ransom Center this spring

Mark your calendars, because Jack Kerouac’s scroll manuscript for On the Road will be at the Ransom Center from March 7 through May 31, 2008, in conjunction with the Center’s exhibition On the Road with the Beats. LEARN MORE about this and other upcoming exhibitions.

 

  EXHIBITIONS
Rehearsing the American Dream
Through December 30

Rehearsing the American Dream: Arthur Miller’s Theater

As the first exhibition organized from Arthur Miller’s entire archive, Rehearsing the American Dream: Arthur Miller’s Theater offers new insights on the author of such plays as Death of a Salesman and The Crucible. The exhibition demonstrates Miller’s active engagement with his historical moment and examines his work as an activist and intellectual, his plays in performance, and his legacy. LEARN MORE.

 

Dress Up: Portrait and Performance in Victorian Photography

Dress Up explores Victorian culture through the period’s fascination with the then new medium of photography. The Victorians embraced the blending of fiction with fact, so portrait and genre photographs of the period often reveal vivid artifice and unconcealed theatricality. The 150 works in this exhibition are drawn exclusively from the Harry Ransom Center’s photography collections.  LEARN MORE.

 
  SEPTEMBER PROGRAMS

THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 13, 7 P.M.
TOUR David Coleman, Curator of Photography at the Ransom Center, leads a gallery tour of Dress Up: Portrait and Performance in Victorian Photography.

 

TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 18, 7 P.M.
LECTURE New York-based photographer Jayne Hinds Bidaut discusses her varied approaches to the tintype, a nineteenth-century photographic process that she uses to produce images of animals, insects, and the human body.

 

THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 20, 7 P.M.
LECTURE Randolph Lewis of the Honors College at the University of Oklahoma presents “Documentary Film and the Literary Imagination.”

 

SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 23, NOON-5 P.M.
FAMILY Celebrate Austin Museum Day with cultural fun for the whole family.

 

TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 25, 7 P.M.
PANEL Members of The University of Texas’s Academy of Distinguished Teachers discuss “Contemporary Challenges in Teaching the Humanities.”

 

THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 27, 7 P.M.
LECTURE Elizabeth Richmond-Garza, Director of The University of Texas at Austin’s Program in Comparative Literature and Associate Professor of English, presents “‘Individuality Intensified’: Oscar Wilde and the Masquerade of Victorian Culture.”

 

INSIDER'S PERSPECTIVE

Journey of an Archive

Journey of an Archive: Accessioning, Cataloging, and Archiving

Writer Suzy Banks continues tracking the journey of what happens to an archive after it arrives at the Ransom Center. In this installment, she explores the intricacies of organizing a collection. Catalogers keep track of and document everything from early titles of Tennessee Williams’s plays to photographer David Douglas Duncan’s high school papers. LEARN MORE

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