University to digitize 24,000 pages from Gabriel Garcia Marquez archive

AUSTIN, Texas -- The University of Texas at Austin will digitize more than 24,000 pages from the archive of Colombian novelist and Nobel laureate Gabriel Garcia Marquez.

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The university said Monday that a $126,730 grant from the non-profit Council on Library and Information Resources will enable the school's Harry Ransom Center to undertake the digitalization.

The 18-month project is set to start in June. It will involve scanning manuscripts, notebooks, scrapbooks, photographs and ephemera and making them accessible online. The materials date from 1950 through 2013.

The school announced the acquisition of the archive in November 2014. The writer died in April 2014.

The university says the archive opened for research on Oct. 21. A small selection of digitized items from the archive is currently available.



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