The Ransom Center values the professionalism and unique talents of our colleagues and fosters a community that encourages excellence, collaboration, transparency, and thoughtful action.
The mission of the Harry Ransom Center is to advance the study of the arts and humanities. Volunteers greatly contribute to the Center's accomplishments and are a valued part of the organization.
Volunteer duties may include, but are not limited to, public service, research service, preservation, inventory and rehousing of collection materials, compilation of finding aids, collection reorganization and maintenance, and working with the public with tours, programs, and exhibitions. Volunteer Application
The Ransom Center's Advisory Council is the foundation and reflection of our growing strength. Aside from being the Center's staunchest supporters and an important source of practical advice, the Council serves as a bridge to the broader public. With each passing year, the Council grows not only in prestige, but also in diversity of talent and base of support for the Center.
Representation by members from the Austin area is important to foster outreach within the local community. Members from areas statewide and beyond are also vital to provide the Center with a national perspective.
The Council meets in Austin each spring and fall, though members are involved in the Center's activities and programs throughout the year. Council Members