Harry Ransom CenterThe University of Texas at Austin

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Harry Ransom Center

The Ransom Center encourages discovery, inspires creativity, and advances understanding of the humanities for a broad and diverse audience through the preservation and sharing of its extraordinary collections. Learn More

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The items in these digital collections represent just a small sample of the Ransom Center's rich and diverse holdings. New materials and collections are added on an ongoing basis.

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Thanksgiving hours

The Ransom Center will be closed on Thanksgiving Day, but the galleries will be open on Friday, November 27, and during the weekend.

The Reading and Viewing Room and administrative office are closed beginning Thanksgiving and reopen on Monday, November 30.

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Encouraging Discovery:
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.

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