Dashiell Hammett biographer talks about working in the Hammett and Lillian Hellman papers at the Ransom Center. 

Dashiell Hammett biographer talks about working in the Hammett and Lillian Hellman papers at the Ransom Center. 

Ransom Center author Julia Alvarez receives the National Medal of the Arts today at The White House. 
Photo by Pete Smith.

Ransom Center author Julia Alvarez receives the National Medal of the Arts today at The White House. 

Photo by Pete Smith.

Meet Elizabeth Garver, a 14-year Ransom Center veteran, French Collections Research Associate, and co-curator of the current exhibition “The World at War, 1914-1918.” She speaks four languages and currently has four degrees. 

Meet literary collections research associate Jean Cannon, co-curator of the “World at War” exhibition. (Bonus: You’ll also learn something interesting about carrier pigeons.) c

A new batch of letters related to Elizabeth Hardwick, co-founder of @The New York Review of Books, showcase the writer’s sharp wit and details of her daily life. 

Don’t miss the exhibition "The World at War, 1914–1918" before it closes on Sunday, August 3. Drawing on the Harry Ransom Center’s extensive collections, this exhibition illuminates the experience of the war from the point of view of its participants and observers, preserved through letters, drafts, and diaries; memoirs and novels; and photographs and propaganda posters.

Edits and cuts in 18th-century scripts reveal insight into tastes and preferences of theatergoers of the period. 
Image: Pages 2 and 3 in the promptbook of Thomas Southerne’s play Oroonoko.

Edits and cuts in 18th-century scripts reveal insight into tastes and preferences of theatergoers of the period. 

Image: Pages 2 and 3 in the promptbook of Thomas Southerne’s play Oroonoko.

“Dream Cars” exhibition at the High Museum of Art in Atlanta highlights artistic innovative car designs, including sketches, photos, and blueprints from the Ransom Center’s Norman Bel Geddes archive. 

Norman Bel Geddes fans: The exhibition “I Have Seen the Future: Norman Bel Geddes Designs America”is on view at the Wolfsonian through September 28.  

Norman Bel Geddes fans: The exhibition “I Have Seen the Future: Norman Bel Geddes Designs America”is on view at the Wolfsonian through September 28.