Category Archives: Archival collections

“Why Haven’t More Movies Stolen From George V. Higgins?”

  The new Brad Pitt film “Killing Them Softly,” which just opened, is based on Cogan’s Trade, George V. Higgins’s third novel, published in 1974. Anthony Lane just reviewed the film in The New Yorker, and his review (quoted above) … Continue reading

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Our new exhibition

On display now through February 28, 2012: “A Quieter and Less Eventful Life”: Ernest Hemingway on Writing and Other Pursuits This exhibition has, as its heart, Ernest Hemingway’s thoughts on writing and the writing life. Especially in letters to his … Continue reading

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Rediscovering Audubon’s Birds of America Prospectus

After recently reading about a prospectus for Audubon’s Birds of America that was discovered bound into a copy of his Ornithological Biography, I looked into our holdings to see if we had a copy. The Ornithological Biography is a 5-volume … Continue reading

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Cold Mountain screenplay archive

We’ve just purchased this small collection of scripts and film production memos relating to the 2002 filming of Charles Frazier’s Cold Mountain. Frazier received his Ph.D. in English here at USC before his writing career took off, and Cold Mountain, … Continue reading

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