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Back in January, we told you about the Beinecke Library's current exhibition, Bibliomania; or Book Madness: A Bibliographical Romance. Today we're taking a closer look at one section of that exhibition, a collaborative project between the Beinecke and the Ransom Center at the University of Texas, Austin, and curated by Kathryn James, Early Modern and Osborn Curator at the Beinecke, and Aaron Pratt, Pforzheimer Curator of Early Books and Manuscripts at the Ransom Center.

Ransom Center Acquires Papers of Actors Eli Wallach and Anne Jackson

AUSTIN, Texas — The Harry Ransom Center at The University of Texas at Austin has acquired the papers of actors, and husband and wife, Eli Wallach (1915-2014) and Anne Jackson (1925-2016). Known as method actors and early members of the Actors Studio in New York, Wallach and Jackson had extensive and independent careers on stage and screen while also performing together in several productions.

Yesterday, the Harry Ransom Center at the University of Texas at Austin launched a major new exhibit, Shakespeare in Print and Performance. Drawing on the Ransom Center's immense collection of Shakespeariana--performance materials, set designs, and printed books--the exhibit will mark the 400th anniversary of Shakespeare's death by examining his legacy as the most venerated English playwright.

Ransom Center Acquires Papers of Writer Barbara Probst Solomon

AUSTIN, Texas—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.

"Banned, Burned, Seized, and Censored" Exhibition at the Ransom Center

AUSTIN, Texas—"Banned, Burned, Seized, and Censored," an exhibition at the Harry Ransom Center, reveals the rarely seen "machinery" of censorship in the United States between the two world wars.

The exhibition runs from Sept. 6 to Jan. 22, 2012, at the Ransom Center, a humanities research library and museum at The University of Texas at Austin.