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Spring 2001 Newsletter

Harry Ransom Humanities Research Center

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Considered one of the world's finest cultural archives, the Ransom Center houses 30 million literary manuscripts, 1 million rare books, 5 million photographs, and over 100,000 works of art and design. Highlights include the Gutenberg Bible (c. 1450), the worldÕs first photograph (c. 1826), important paintings by Frida Kahlo and Diego Rivera, and major manuscript collections of James Joyce, Ernest Hemingway, T.S. Eliot, D.H. Lawrence, Isaac Bashevis Singer, and Tennessee Williams to name but a few. The Center is used extensively for research by scholars from around the world and presents numerous exhibitions and events each year showcasing collections. Exhibitions and events are free and open to the public.


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