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

Initiative provides free access
to more than 22,000 images

To lower barriers to use of its collections, the Ransom Center launches its open access policy, removing requirement for permission and use fees for a significant portion of its online collections believed to be in the public domain.

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Galleries open July 4 and July 5

The Ransom Center Galleries will be open on Saturday, July 4, and Sunday, July 5, from noon to 5 p.m.

Visitors can view the current exhibition Alice's Adventures in Wonderland, which runs through Monday, July 6. Don't miss your opportunity to see this exhibition!

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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.

Watch the video