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The World at War, 1914–1918

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We invite you to visit the Ransom Center, a humanities research library and museum, and its current exhibition The World at War, 1914–1918.

ENJOY A GUIDED EXHIBITION TOUR

We offer free docent-led private tours for groups of 10 or more.

Schedule your tour online. Individuals and small groups are invited to join us for a public exhibition tour, offered Tuesdays at noon, Thursdays at 6 p.m., Saturdays at 2 p.m., and Sundays at 2 p.m.

View a calendar of exhibition-inspired lectures, films, and special events

CURRENT EXHIBITION

The World at War, 1914–1918
THROUGH AUGUST 3, 2014
Drawing on the Ransom Center’s extensive collections, this exhibition illuminates the experience of the war from the point of view of its participants and observers, preserved through letters, drafts, and diaries; memoirs and novels; and photographs and propaganda posters. Visitors will have the opportunity to better understand the history of the war through the archives of those who witnessed it first-hand.

ON PERMANENT DISPLAY

The Gutenberg Bible
One of only five complete copies in the United States, the Gutenberg Bible (ca. 1455) was the first book printed with movable type.

The First Photograph
The First Photograph was taken by Joseph Nicéphore Niépce in 1826 or 1827. The image depicts the view from an upstairs window at Niépce's estate, Le Gras, in the Burgundy region of France.

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The Ransom Center is located at the northeast corner of 21st and Guadalupe Streets on The University of Texas at Austin campus. The campus area map shows the Center's location on campus.

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Paid parking is available in the Dobie Center parking garage on the corner of 21st and Whitis and in various nearby surface lots. Information about University-operated parking garages and shuttle service routes is available online. Limited street parking is available in the neighborhood west of Guadalupe Street. Capital Metro offers several bus routes that stop near the Ransom Center, including 1M and 1L.

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Location

21st and Guadalupe Streets, The University of Texas at Austin campus

Hours

Galleries open Tuesday through Friday from 10a.m. to 5 p.m. with extended Thursday evening hours until 7 p.m. Saturday and Sunday from noon to 5 p.m. Closed Mondays.

Admission is free; donations welcome.

ABOUT THE RANSOM CENTER

The Ransom Center's extensive holdings—more than 42 million manuscripts, 5 million photographs, 1 million rare books, and 100,000 works of art and design—provide a unique record of the creative process of writers and artists. The Ransom Center presents engaging exhibitions and programs drawn from its collections of literature, photography, film, art, and the performing arts.

Highlights include the Gutenberg Bible, the First Photograph (ca. 1826), the Watergate papers, the film archives of Robert De Niro and David O. Selznick, paintings by Frida Kahlo and Pablo Picasso, and manuscript collections of such legendary writers as James Joyce, T. S. Eliot, Tennessee Williams, Samuel Beckett, David Foster Wallace, and Norman Mailer.

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