Topic: Archives

Acclaimed Writer Ian McEwan's Archive Acquired by Harry Ransom Center

May 15, 2014

AUSTIN, Texas  The Harry Ransom Center, a humanities research library and museum at The University of Texas at Austin, has acquired the archive of writer Ian McEwan (b. 1948), one of the most distinguished novelists of his generation.

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Ransom Center Acquires Papers of Writer Barbara Probst Solomon

July 10, 2013

[caption id="attachment_40983" align="alignleft" width="300" caption="Barbara Probst Solomon's press pass for The New York Review."]Barbara Probst Solomon's press pass for The New York Review.[/caption]

The Harry Ransom Center, a humanities research library and museum at The University of Texas at Austin, has acquired the archive of Barbara Probst Solomon, a prolific writer and chronicler of 20th- and 21st-century culture. The collection includes manuscripts, correspondence, published books, first drafts, interviews, documentaries and photographs.

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David Foster Wallace Materials Related to "The Pale King" Now Open For Research

Sept. 27, 2012

Materials related to David Foster Wallace's posthumous novel "The Pale King" (April 2011) are now open for research at the Harry Ransom Center, a humanities research library and museum at The University of Texas at Austin.

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Special Effects Pioneer Tom Smith to Speak at The University of Texas at Austin

April 17, 2012

"Empire Strikes Back" and "Raiders of the Lost Ark" Visual Effects Producer Thomas Smith Donates Collection to Harry Ransom Center

March 29, 2012

Thomas Smith (b. 1938), visual effects producer for such films as "Star Wars: Empire Strikes Back" and "E.T.: The Extra Terrestrial," has donated his archive to the Harry Ransom Center, a humanities research library and museum at The University of Texas at Austin. Smith was hired by George Lucas as the first head of Industrial Light and Magic (ILM) and worked on the special effects for such films as "Raiders of the Lost Ark," "Star Trek III: The Search for Spock," "Star Wars: Return of the Jedi," "Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom" and "Honey, I Shrunk the Kids."

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