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
Donate now: Support upcoming
Gone With The Wind exhibition
The Ransom Center is raising $50,000 for "The Making of Gone With The Wind." The exhibition will include more than 300 original items from the archive of the film's producer, David O. Selznick, including photographs, storyboards, correspondence, production records, audition footage, fan mail, and dresses worn by Vivien Leigh as Scarlett O'Hara.
David Foster Wallace
display on view through March 30
The Ransom Center holds the papers of acclaimed writer David Foster Wallace. A few highlights from the collection, including drafts and correspondence, are on view in the lobby this month.
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.