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Ransom Center Names Aaron T. Pratt the Pforzheimer Curator of Early Books and Manuscripts

The Harry Ransom Center at The University of Texas at Austin announces its appointment of Aaron T. Pratt as Carl and Lily Pforzheimer Curator of Early Books and Manuscripts. Pratt, who begins May 30, will provide curatorial support for the Ransom Center’s early book and manuscript holdings and participate in a variety of activities that promote their teaching and research use.

Gabriel García Márquez Symposium Marks Opening of Author’s Archive

AUSTIN, Texas — The University of Texas at Austin’s LLILAS Benson Latin American Studies and Collections and Harry Ransom Center, a humanities research library and museum, will host the symposium “Gabriel García Márquez: His Life and Legacy” Oct. 28-30 in Austin. In advance of the symposium, the García Márquez archive will open for research in the Ransom Center’s Reading and Viewing Room on Oct. 21.

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The Harry Ransom Center Presents “Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland”

Featuring more than 200 items, “Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland” is drawn almost entirely from the Harry Ransom Center’s collections of art, photography, rare books, performing arts, film and manuscripts. 

Beginning Feb. 10, the exhibition brings to life the history of the book and reveals how “Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland” has captured our collective imagination for 150 years and how  Lewis Carroll’s creation has been transformed by artists, translators and filmmakers.