Tag Archives: Harry Ransom Center

McSweeney’s publishing archive acquired by Austin’s Ransom Center

“For 15 years, Dave Eggers’ McSweeney’s publishing enterprise has helped readers discover all things cool and quirky. On Wednesday, the Harry Ransom Center, the humanities library at the University of Texas, announced that it has acquired the archive of McSweeney’s publishing company, which includes McSweeney’s books, DVD journal Wholphin, the Believer, the food magazine Lucky Peach and the center’s flagship literary journal first published in 1998, Timothy McSweeney’s Quarterly Concern. “The Ransom Center is a world-class institution, and we’re honored to be included among their holdings,” said Eggers in a statement. “We thank the Ransom Center for taking on our archive and cleaning out our basement.” ( via latimes.com)

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Folger Librarian Headed to the Harry Ransom Center

“In the rare book and manuscript trade, G.T.T. — “gone to Texas” — has long been slang for treasures snapped up by the Harry Ransom Center at the University of Texas, Austin. Soon, Stephen Enniss, the head librarian of the Folger Shakespeare Library, will become the latest rarity to get the designation.” (via NYTimes.com)

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