The University of Texas Launches McSweeney’s Archive

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By Dianna Dilworth Comment

mcsweeneysThe Harry Ransom Center, a humanities research library and museum at The University of Texas at Austin, has introduced the McSweeney’s archive after acquiring the collection last year.

The collection includes articles from 2000-2012 which are housed in 118 document boxes, 5 oversize folders, 11 oversize boxes and 2 custom boxes. Check it out: “The records of McSweeney’s document the evolution of a startup quarterly literary journal into a highly influential small publishing house and creator of several serials, including Timothy McSweeney’s Quarterly Concern and the Believer, and a growing catalog of titles under its many book imprints. The bulk of the archive comprises mock-ups, dummies, art, and proofs used to produce McSweeney’s publications.”

To celebrate the launch, the library is posting fun pieces from the archives all week long. Follow this link to explore more.