Harry Ransom CenterThe University of Texas at Austin

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Spring 2004 Newsletter

KLRU and the University Co-Operative Society to Produce Documentary


George Mitchell, courtesy of the University
Co-Operative Society.


Tom Spencer, 2002. Photo by Barton Wilder
Custom Images.

The Ransom Center will be the subject of a documentary film series to be produced in the spring. Six to ten features will highlight the mission and collections of the Ransom Center and will run a total of an hour or more. The series is being made possible by the generosity of the University Co-Operative Society and a significant investment by KLRU, the Public Broadcasting System affiliate in Austin. The documentaries will be broadcast on the weekly public affairs program Austin at Issue on KLRU and KLRU2.

The series will be produced and directed by the award-winning local documentarian Tom Spencer, who recently observed, "The documentary features we will produce with the Ransom Center represent an innovative new partnership between the Ransom Center and KLRU. We are looking forward to developing features that are exciting to look at and that will stimulate the public's curiosity about the Center's treasures. Just as the Ransom Center is embarking on an exciting new chapter in its history, we view these documentary shorts as the first step towards KLRU's future as a major producer of high-quality films with local content."

The Ransom Center is extremely grateful to George Mitchell, the University Co-Operative Society, and KLRU for providing funding for this series, which will introduce the Ransom Center Collection to television viewers across central Texas. The series will debut in early 2003 to coincide with the opening of the Center's new public spaces and its inaugural exhibition, In A New Light.  

Tom Galyean
Development Coordinator

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