Harry Ransom CenterThe University of Texas at Austin

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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

Join us for "Curiouser & Curiouser!" opening celebration on February 13

Get a first look at the Alice's Adventures in Wonderland exhibition, pose with your date in the photo booth, and enjoy "Drink Me" signature cocktails and tea party light bites at this event on Friday, February 13. Typewriter Rodeo will craft custom poems on vintage typewriters just for you, and you can join the Mad Hatter for a tea party on the plaza hosted by Wright Bros. Brew & Brew. Ransom Center members receive free tickets and priority reservations. If you are not yet a member, $20 tickets are available to the general public starting February 2.

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Nobel Prize-Winning Author Gabriel García Márquez's Archive Acquired

Spanning more than half a century, García Márquez's archive includes original manuscript material, predominantly in Spanish, for 10 books, from One Hundred Years of Solitude (1967) to Love in the Time of Cholera (1985) to Memories of My Melancholy Whores (2004).

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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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