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Encouraging Discovery: An Introduction to the Harry Ransom Center

Enjoy an insider's glimpse into the Ransom Center.

"We're dedicated to sharing the collections that we have with a larger community."
          —Cathy Henderson, Associate Director of Exhibitions

"There is something magical about an archive."
          —Robert Abzug, Professor

This 10-minute video provides a broad overview of collections, scholarship, conservation, exhibitions, and programs.

Curators, students, members, and conservators discuss their work and how the Center shares and celebrates the creative process. The video showcases the range of materials that are housed at the Center, from a Houdini movie poster to letters by Edgar Allan Poe, from Jack Kerouac's notebook to Robert De Niro's make-up stills.

Visit the Ransom Center to make your own discoveries in the collections.

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