Texas A&M is apparently home to a massive archive of ‘Game of Thrones’ memorabilia

10:52 a.m. Friday, July 21, 2017 Things to Do

It’s called “the Wall” (apparently) but a better name might be the Citadel.

As pointed out by Texas Hill Country via Texas A&M today, the Texas A&M University Cushing Memorial Library holds George R.R. Martin’s literary archive, which includes:

“Nearly anything from ‘Game of Thrones’ – swords, correspondence between publishers and showrunners, board games, more than 1,300 copies of books in various translations and even lunchboxes can be pulled for view.”

There are about 50,000 pieces contained in approximately 300 boxes. 

Martin got into A&M in the 1970s while visiting AggieCon and was impressed with the school’s archival system.

Martin is slated to receive an honorary doctorate from A&M “though he has chosen to not officially receive it until he returns to the campus after he writes ‘The Winds of Winter.’” (Seriously, man, just sit there until it is done.)

While the majority of the collection is open to the public, “Researchers requesting access to closed materials must present a letter of permission from George R. R. Martin... prior to visiting the Cushing Library.” 

All manuscript materials for “A Dance With Dragons” will be closed until the publication of “The Winds Of Winter,” at which time they will be made available again.

And there is plenty of other Martin stuff, including manuscripts for the Wild Card moasic novels he continues to edit and drafts of various “Max Headroom” scripts.

But also, there are swords. 

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