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

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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Accepting applications for fellowships

We are now accepting applications for our 2017–18 research fellowships. More than 50 fellowships will be awarded for projects that require substantial on-site use of the Ransom Center's collections, supporting research in all areas of the humanities.

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Join us for the exhibition celebration "Light & Shadow"

Come celebrate the photography of Elliott Erwitt with a party in black and white! Enjoy live jazz, a photo booth, cocktails, and more. Members have free admission and priority RSVPs until August 29. A limited number of $20 tickets will be available to the public starting August 30.

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