I am pleased to share with you the Harry Ransom Center's newly revised mission statement.
-Director Thomas F. Staley
The central mission of the Ransom Center is to advance the study of the arts and humanities. To this end, the Center:
- Acquires original cultural material for the purposes of scholarship, education, and delight
- Preserves and makes accessible these creations of our cultural heritage through the highest standards of cataloging, conservation, and collection management
- Supports research through public services, symposia, publications, and fellowships
- Provides education and enrichment for scholars, students, and the public at large through exhibitions, public performances, and lectures