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Texas A&M is Home to Thousands of Pieces of ‘Game of Thrones’ Memorabilia

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Known as “the Wall,” the Texas A&M University Cushing Memorial Library holds boxes upon boxes of manuscripts and memorabilia from “Game of Thrones” creator George R. R. Martin. According to KHOU, Martin specifically chose the A&M library to house his cherished pieces, and the public is welcome to take a look at most of the items that have either inspired or come from the “A Song of Ice and Fire” series.

“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,” Texas A&M Today writes. There are “50,000 pieces contained in approximately 300 boxes” within the Wall.

Martin noticed how carefully A&M took care of their archived collections when he visited back in the 1970s for a science fiction and fantasy convention. Martin now has an honorary doctorate waiting for him from the University, though he has chosen to not officially receive it until he returns to the campus after he writes “The Winds of Winter.”

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Jeremy Brett, the curator of the Science Fiction and Fantasy Research Collection, says that Martin’s work and memorabilia from the Wall will be studied for decades to come. He explains, “We believe science fiction and fantasy are important genres…Martin is a particularly important figure in American fantasy. It’s hard to study a figure unless you have their primary documents, so it’s important to have those things preserved to be able to study Martin in total.”