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One Hundred Years of Solitude Anniversary Collection

May 30, 2017 marks the 50th anniversary of the publication of One Hundred Years of Solitude, a work its author, Gabriel García Márquez, described as a “very long and very complex novel in which I have placed my best illusions.” García Márquez finished the novel in August 1966; his publisher, Editorial Sudamericana, printed …

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One Hundred Years of Solitude Anniversary Collection

Cien años de soledad colección de aniversario

El 30 de mayo de 2017 marca el 50 aniversario de Cien años de soledad, cuyo autor, Gabriel García Márquez, la describió como "una novela muy larga y muy compleja en la cual tengo fincadas mis mejores ilusiones." García Márquez terminó la novela en agosto de 1966 y la Editorial Sudamericana imprimió la primera edición el 30 de …

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Cien años de soledad colección de aniversario

Gabriel García Márquez Collection

The archive of Colombian writer and journalist Gabriel García Márquez was acquired by the Harry Ransom Center in 2014. Displayed here are selected items from the archive including letters, annotated drafts and notes for three fictional works, and an audio recording of García Márquez’s acceptance speech for the Nobel Prize in …

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Gabriel García Márquez Collection

A Wild Plaint

The Ransom Center's Christopher Morley collection includes an unpublished manuscript titled A Wild Plaint (1909). The two journals appear to document the final months of a young African American man living in Chicago. The manuscript is attributed to "Aubrey Gray," but was written by Fenton Johnson (1888–1958), an African American …

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A Wild Plaint

José Guadalupe Posada Collection

Often referred to as “Printmaker of the Mexican People,” José Guadalupe Posada (1851-1913) is considered a leading contributor to Latin America’s grand satirical print tradition. He is best known today on both sides of the Mexican-American border for his Calaveras, the costumed skeletons portraying politicians, heroes, and common …

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José Guadalupe Posada Collection

The Rectory Magazine

The man who became famous as Lewis Carroll was born Charles Lutwidge Dodgson (1832-1898). Dodgson, the third of 11 siblings, grew up in northern England surrounded by his brothers and sisters. Together they put on plays and created family publications like The Rectory Magazine, named for their home in Croft-on-Tees. Dodgson’s father …

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The Rectory Magazine

Black Crook

From its first performance on Sept. 12, 1866, at Niblo's Theatre in New York, The Black Crook became one of the first successful musicals in the United States. The script from a Faustian melodrama, songs by assorted composers, and the services of a stranded Parisian ballet troupe were combined with elaborate sets and costumes to …

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Black Crook

E.O. (Eugene Omar) Goldbeck Photography Collection

 

E. O. (Eugene Omar) Goldbeck (American, 1892-1986) was a commercial photographer who specialized in panoramic photography. Perhaps best known for his large Cirkut panoramas of military personnel and bases, Goldbeck also brought his creative eye and energetic drive to the smaller banquet panoramic format. Extremely well suited for …

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E.O. (Eugene Omar) Goldbeck Photography Collection

Maximilian, Emperor of Mexico Collection

The Second Mexican Empire under Emperor Maximilian I of Mexico marked a period of intense European intervention in the Americas.

 

Archduke Ferdinand Maximilian Joseph of Austria, a member of the House of Habsburg, was first offered the Mexican crown by monarchists aligned with Napoleon III in 1859. He accepted in 1863 and moved to …

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Maximilian, Emperor of Mexico Collection

John Wilkes Booth's Promptbook for Richard III

Before he assassinated Abraham Lincoln, John Wilkes Booth (1838-1865) was especially known for his performance as the hunchback king in Richard III. Booth, the son of noted Shakespearean actor Junius Brutus Booth (1796-1852) and younger brother to actor Edwin Booth (1833-1893), made his stage debut at the age of 17 as Richard III’s …

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John Wilkes Booth's Promptbook for Richard III

John Beecher Sound Recordings Collection

John Beecher (1904–1980) may be best known for his distinguished lineage--he was great-great nephew of Harriet Beecher Stowe and Henry Ward Beecher--and for his radical poetry, but his life had many trajectories. In addition to being a poet, he worked as a steel mill worker, an administrator for the New Deal program, an officer on the …

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John Beecher Sound Recordings Collection

Baron Alfred Tennyson Collection - Project REVEAL 2

The Baron Alfred Tennyson Collection includes manuscripts, fragments, and proofs of works and letters written by the English poet. The manuscripts represent Enid, The Falcon, Gareth and Lynette, Idylls of the King, The Lover's Tale, Poems (1869), The Promise of May, and other works.

This collection was digitized as a continuation of …

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Baron Alfred Tennyson Collection - Project REVEAL 2

Charles Brockden Brown Collection - Project REVEAL 2

The Charles Brockden Brown collection includes manuscript prose and poetry pieces, mathematical calculations, and notes and architectural drawings by the American novelist, historian, and editor Charles Brockden Brown, and also some of his correspondence, most notably thirty-seven letters to his wife, Elizabeth Linn Brown.

 

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Charles Brockden Brown Collection - Project REVEAL 2

Charlotte Perkins Gilman Collection - Project REVEAL

Charlotte Perkins Gilman was a writer and a feminist. "The Yellow Wallpaper," one of her best known works, was published in 1899. In 1909 Gilman became the editor and sole writer of the monthly periodical The Forerunner, which she continued writing for 7 years. The Forerunner included everything from poetry and fiction to social and …

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Charlotte Perkins Gilman Collection - Project REVEAL

Christina Georgina Rossetti Collection - Project REVEAL

Christina Georgina Rossetti was an English poet born in London in 1830. Her lyric poetry is often described as romantic or devotional in nature. Her most famous collection, Goblin Market and Other Poems, was published in 1862, and established her as the leading female poet of the time. Two of her poems, "In the Bleak Midwinter" and "Love …

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Christina Georgina Rossetti Collection - Project REVEAL

Dante Gabriel Rossetti Collection - Project REVEAL

The Dante Gabriel Rossetti collection includes manuscripts and correspondence by or related to the British poet and painter, who is remembered as one of the founders of the Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood. Manuscripts for several of Rossetti's works of poetry are present in the collection. Correspondents include many well-known …

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Dante Gabriel Rossetti Collection - Project REVEAL

Edward Lear Collection - Project REVEAL

Edward Lear was an English artist, author, musician, and poet born in 1812. He has been dubbed by some the Father of Nonsense because of his use of literary nonsense throughout his work.

The Edward Lear collection includes manuscripts and letters. One of his better-known works, Book of Nonsense published in 1846, includes the poem, …

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Edward Lear Collection - Project REVEAL

Gerard Manley Hopkins Collection - Project REVEAL

Gerard Manley Hopkins was born in 1844 in Stratford, Essex, near London as the first of nine children of Manley and Catherine "Kate" (Smith) Hopkins. His father founded a marine insurance firm and was also a published poet, and his mother, who was the well-educated daughter of a London physician, was fond of music and reading. Both the …

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Gerard Manley Hopkins Collection - Project REVEAL

Hart Crane Collection - Project REVEAL

Strongly influenced by T. S. Eliot's work, Hart Crane's poetry is a mix of American modernism and romanticism. Though born in Ohio in 1899, he chose to move to New York City as a young adult. He embraced the urban environment, and his work was inspired by the culture of the city. His stylized, ambitious poetry is still lauded …

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Hart Crane Collection - Project REVEAL

Henry James Collection - Project REVEAL

Henry James was an American writer born in 1843. Throughout most of his life, he alternated his time between America and Europe, eventually settling in England. His works often commented on the relationship between Americans and Europeans, and toward the end of his life, he became an official British subject.

The Henry James collection …

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Henry James Collection - Project REVEAL

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The Harry Ransom Center is an internationally renowned humanities research library and museum. Its extensive holdings provide a unique record of the creative process of writers and artists, deepening our understanding of literature, photography, film, art, and the performing arts. Thousands of scholars, students, and cultural enthusiasts from around the world study materials from the collections each year.

The items in these digital collections represent just a small sample of the Ransom Center's rich and diverse holdings; new materials and collections are added on an ongoing basis. For questions regarding these digital collections, please write to reference@hrc.utexas.edu. For more information about the Harry Ransom Center and its collections, please visit hrc.utexas.edu.


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Project REVEAL has been a year-long project designed with the three-fold purpose of increasing access to the Ransom Center's manuscript and archival resources, enhancing the online user experience for the Center's researchers, and creating workflows and institutional best practices for future large-scale digitization projects at the Center. Over the past year, 25 manuscript collections of some of the best-known names from American and English literature of the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries have been digitized in their entirety and made available online. Read more about the project and explore the collections.


Additional digital collections

Elliott Erwitt Photography Collection

Itinerant Photographer: Photographs of Corpus Christi Businesses in the 1930s

Kraus Map Collection

Medieval and Early Modern Manuscripts

New York Journal-American Photographic Morgue

Edgar Allan Poe Archival Materials

Popular Imagery: European Prints, 14th–19th centuries

Mike Wallace Interview

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