Harry Ransom Center acquires McSweeney archives


UT's Harry Ransom Center has acquired the archives of the McSweeney's publishing company, which contains manuscripts of books, essays, short stories, correspondence from many writers and award-winning design materials.

The McSweeney's publishing company was formed in 1998 by Dave Eggers, an American writer who most recently published "A Hologram for the King." 

"We're very happy to have the McSweeney's archive at the Ransom Center," Eggers said in a press release. "McSweeney's is celebrating our 15th anniversary this year, and we've had the honor and pleasure of publishing hundreds of authors, established and upcoming, while navigating the choppy seas of independent publishing."

The archives include correspondence with writers David Foster Wallace, Michael Chabon, Heidi Julavits and more.

Correction: This blog has been updated to reflect the correct date that the McSweeney's publishing company was formed.

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