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.
World War I Film Series
Through July, join the Ransom Center, Austin Film Society, and Paramount Theater for screenings of WWI films in conjunction with the Center's exhibition The World at War, 1914–1918.
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.