University of Texas Acquires Archive of Black Literature

The Harry Ransom Center on the campus of the University of Texas at Austin has acquired the Charles R. Larson collection of African, African-American, and Native-American literature. Larson, a professor at American University, has written extensively on black literature. His collection includes more than 1,300 books by black authors, back issues of African literary magazines and journals, as well as correspondence between Larson and such literary figures as Bessie Head and Nuruddin Falah.