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

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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Frida Kahlo self-portrait on view

The Ransom Center celebrates the homecoming of one of its most famous and frequently borrowed art works, the Mexican artist Frida Kahlo's Self-portrait with Thorn Necklace and Hummingbird (1940).

The painting is on display in the Ransom Center's lobby through December 31, 2017.

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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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