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News Release — December 17, 2009

Harry Ransom Center Launches New Blog

Cultural Compass

AUSTIN, Texas—The Ransom Center has launched its new blog, Cultural Compass. Contributors affiliated with the Center provide an insider's perspective into the work and collections at the Ransom Center. The blog features a range of content, from unique posts highlighting collection materials to updates on the latest happenings.

Read the blog at www.hrc.utexas.edu/culturalcompass.

The blog's name pays tribute to Harry Huntt Ransom, who in his 1956 speech to the Philosophical Society of Texas shared his vision for what would eventually become the Ransom Cneter: "I propose that there be established somewhere in Texas—let's say in the capital city—a center of our cultural compass—a research center to be the Bibliothèque Nationale of the only state that started out as an independent nation."

Readers can also follow updates on the blog through an RSS feed and the Ransom Center's Facebook and Twitter feeds.



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