Harry Ransom Center
The Harry Ransom Center advances the study of the arts and humanities by acquiring, preserving, and making accessible original cultural materials. With extensive collections of rare books, manuscripts, photography, film, art, and
the performing arts, the Center supports research through symposia and fellowships and provides education and enrichment for scholars, students, and the public through exhibitions and programs. Learn More
The Ransom Center offers more than 25 events this fall, including lectures by Magnum photographers, author James Salter, and Amon Carter Museum of American Art Director Andrew J. Walker.
Tour the current exhibition
Free, docent-led public tours of Radical Transformation: Magnum Photos into the Digital Age are offered on Tuesdays, Thursdays, Saturdays, and Sundays.
The tours meet in the lobby and no reservations are required.
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.