Harry Ransom CenterThe University of Texas at Austin

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Stories to Tell

Stories to Tell: Selections from the Harry Ransom Center Always on view

The Ransom Center's rich holdings highlight the struggles, the complexity, and the rewards of creative work in literature, print culture, art, photography, film, and the performing arts.

From Edgar Allan Poe's desk to a costume from Mad Men, visitors will always be able to view a changing display of collection materials.




Installation in progress

Mexico Modern: Art, Commerce, and Cultural Exchange, 1920–1945 will open September 11.



Gutenberg Bible

The Gutenberg Bible

The Gutenberg Bible is the first substantial book printed from movable type on a printing press. The Ransom Center holds one of five complete copies in the United States.

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First Photograph

First Photograph

The First Photograph was taken by Joseph Nicéphore Niépce in 1826 or 1827. The image depicts the view from an upstairs window at Niépce's estate, Le Gras, in the Burgundy region of France.

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