@historyofficial is premiering a Houdini mini-series tonight. Get ready by exploring the Ransom Center’s digital collection of the #HarryHoudini Scrapbook Collection, which includes photographs, playbills, and theater programs. (at Harry Ransom Center)

@historyofficial is premiering a Houdini mini-series tonight. Get ready by exploring the Ransom Center’s digital collection of the #HarryHoudini Scrapbook Collection, which includes photographs, playbills, and theater programs. (at Harry Ransom Center)

The Ransom Center has loaned a Columbian hand press to the Department of Art and Art History to give students hands-on experience in book arts and printmaking. 
Caption: Kevin Auer helps prep the press for transport to the Design Lab 2 in the Department of Art and Art History. Photo by Alicia Dietrich.

The Ransom Center has loaned a Columbian hand press to the Department of Art and Art History to give students hands-on experience in book arts and printmaking. 

Caption: Kevin Auer helps prep the press for transport to the Design Lab 2 in the Department of Art and Art History. Photo by Alicia Dietrich.

Two creators discuss history and future of copyright-holders database, which celebrates its 20th anniversary this year. The database is a collaboration between the Ransom Center and the University of Reading in the U.K. 

Two creators discuss history and future of copyright-holders database, which celebrates its 20th anniversary this year. The database is a collaboration between the Ransom Center and the University of Reading in the U.K. 

Scholar explores director Brian de Palma’s connections in archives of Robert De Niro, David Mamet, and Paul Schrader. 

Fellows Find: Corrected proof shows late addition of key element in George Bernard Shaw’s play “Saint Joan.” 

Vanity Fair’s September issue highlights some of the Ransom Center’s collections and touts the approaching exhibition “The Making of Gone With The Wind.” Check it out on page 178!

Vanity Fair’s September issue highlights some of the Ransom Center’s collections and touts the approaching exhibition “The Making of Gone With The Wind.” Check it out on page 178!

One month away! The galleries are being transformed for “The Making of Gone With The Wind” exhibition, which opens at the Ransom Center on September 9. #gwtw #gonewiththewind #harryransomcenter  (at Harry Ransom Center)

One month away! The galleries are being transformed for “The Making of Gone With The Wind” exhibition, which opens at the Ransom Center on September 9. #gwtw #gonewiththewind #harryransomcenter (at Harry Ransom Center)

A photography scholar explores techniques in Henry Peach Robinson’s composite photographs, which were described by his contemporaries as “ingenious fraud.” 
 

Enter to win a copy of “Henry Peach Robinson: Victorian Photographer” in honor of today’s blog post by a scholar on his work.

A photography scholar explores techniques in Henry Peach Robinson’s composite photographs, which were described by his contemporaries as “ingenious fraud.” 

 

Enter to win a copy of “Henry Peach Robinson: Victorian Photographer” in honor of today’s blog post by a scholar on his work.

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.