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Fall 2001 Newsletter

Construction in Full Swing

Watercolor rendering, Elizabeth Day, 2001.

Watercolor rendering,
Elizabeth Day, 2001.

Ransom Center construction photo. Frank Yezer © 2001.

Watercolor rendering,
Elizabeth Day, 2001.

Ransom Center construction photo. Frank Yezer © 2001.

Ransom Center construction photo.
Frank Yezer © 2001.

Photograph of Ransom Center Director Thomas F. Staley and Associate Director Sally Leach.

Ransom Center Director Thomas F.
Staley and Associate Director
Sally Leach.

Watercolor rendering, Elizabeth Day, 2001.

Watercolor rendering,
Elizabeth Day, 2001.

Ransom Center construction photo. Frank Yezer © 2001.

Watercolor rendering,
Elizabeth Day, 2001.

Ransom Center construction photo. Frank Yezer © 2001.

Ransom Center construction photo.
Frank Yezer © 2001.

Ransom Center construction photo. Frank Yezer © 2001.

Ransom Center construction photo.
Frank Yezer © 2001.

Ransom Center construction photo. Frank Yezer © 2001.

Ransom Center construction photo.
Frank Yezer © 2001.

The Ransom Center's much anticipated renovation project to transform the first two floors of the Center into public spaces for the first time in its history began in late August and is now in full swing. In the spring of 2003, the Ransom Center's doors will open with 40,000 square feet of space devoted to our public. We eagerly look forward to a magnificent lobby with spacious exhibition galleries, a research wing, and an intimate state-of-the-art theater for readings, lectures, performances, and films.

The award-winning San Antonio firm Lake/Flato Architects, known for innovative and creative design, is the architect supervising design. The company supervising construction is Browning Construction.

The Ransom Center will remain open during the construction project. The Reading and Viewing Rooms and the administrative offices are open. Please check our Web site to find up-to-date information on entry changes, other important facts related to the project, and to watch our progress: www.hrc.utexas.edu.

Please continue to visit our exhibitions. From Gutenberg to Gone With The Wind: Treasures from the Ransom Center, remains at the LBJ Library and Museum through May 2002. We will continue to feature exhibits in our exhibition space at the Leeds Gallery on the fourth floor of the Flawn Academic Center on The University of Texas campus. Please call the Ransom Center with any questions concerning exhibitions, the construction project, or hours and accessibility at 512.471.8944.

Although there is some dust and inconvenience associated with the construction, the overwhelming feeling at the Center is one of eager anticipation as we move toward our goal of increasing the opportunities to share the treasures of the Ransom Center with our public.

— Sheree Scarborough, Editor


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