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

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.

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Exterior building maintenance

Please note that the Ransom Center's building is currently undergoing exterior maintenance work.

The Ransom Center's entrance will be covered by scaffolding, but remains open and accessible.

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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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