Harry Ransom Center
The Harry Ransom Center advances the study of the arts and humanities by acquiring, preserving, and making accessible original cultural materials. With extensive collections of rare books, manuscripts, photography, film, art, and
the performing arts, the Center supports research through symposia and fellowships and provides education and enrichment for scholars, students, and the public through exhibitions and programs. Learn More
Ransom Center to Host
More Than 80 Scholars
in Fellowship Program's 25th Year
Since the program's inception, the Center has awarded fellowships to more than 900 scholars from around the world.
The fellowships support research projects in the humanities that require substantial on-site use of the Center's collections of manuscripts, rare books, film, photography, art and performing arts materials.
Symposium: Cultural Life During Wartime, 1861–1865
The 2014 Flair Symposium (September 18–20) will examine the cultural world created by Union and Confederate artists during the American Civil War. The songs, images, poems, books, and plays that appeared between 1861 and 1865 offer a nuanced perspective on the war that challenges later narratives, both fictional and historical.
An Introduction to the Ransom Center
Watch as curators, students, members, and conservators discuss their work and learn how the Center shares and celebrates the creative process.
From Jack Kerouac's notebook to Robert De Niro's make-up stills, the video showcases the range of materials housed here.