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

Initiative provides free access
to more than 22,000 images

To lower barriers to use of its collections, the Ransom Center launches its open access policy, removing requirement for permission and use fees for a significant portion of its online collections believed to be in the public domain.

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Fellows on Fellowships

Since the inception of its fellowship program in 1990, the Ransom Center has hosted more than 1,000 scholars as fellows.

Listen to fellows discuss their research, explain the process of working with primary source materials, and describe the benefits of having access to such materials.

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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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