Harry Ransom Center
  • Exhibition Gallery
    Norman O. Dawn, Effect No. 6, Missions of California, April 1907. Collage. Norman O. Dawn Collection.
  • Exhibition Gallery
    Selection from Arthur Miller's three-volume FBI file, 1985. Arthur Miller Papers.
  • Exhibition Gallery
    Unidentified photographer (active 1880s), [Korai-bashi Bridge, Nakashima River, Nagasaki, Japan], ca. 1880. Albumen print with applied color, 43.8 x 38.6 cm (image). Gernsheim Collection.
  • Exhibition Gallery
    Opening page of Charlotte Brontë's manuscript "The Green Dwarf," Sept. 2, 1833. Brontë Family Collection.
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    Tony Award for Best Play given to Arthur Miller for Death of a Salesman, 1949. Arthur Miller Papers.
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    Aubrey Beardsley (1872-1898), "Peacocks Flanking Apple Tree (design for Morte d'Arthur)," 1893. India ink on paper. Museum purchase, 69.79.2. Aubrey Beardsley Art Collection.

Stories to Tell

Selections from the Harry Ransom Center

February 16 – August 25, 2019

The Harry Ransom Center houses some of the world's most significant collections relating to literature, art, photography, film, and the performing arts. More than 42 million manuscripts, 5 million photographs, 1 million rare books, and 100,000 artworks document our cultural history and the creative process.

Many stories can be told through the Center's collections. This rotating exhibition conveys stories of inspiration, innovation, collaboration, and frustration often associated with the creative work of leading writers and artists.

Current Highlights:

  • Highlights from the newly acquired archive of playwright Arthur Miller
  • Renaissance books showing collectors' search for the "perfect" copy
  • Early childhood writings by Charlotte Brontë, Kazuo Ishiguro, David Foster Wallace, and others
  • Drawings from the Aubrey Beardsley Collection and techniques for authenticating them
  • Sketches, camera notes, and more from film director Norman Dawn
  • Photographic "fakes" from the nineteenth and twentieth centuries

Admission is free.

Stories to Tell

Elizabeth Page
Head of Communications & Marketing