PUBLIC ACCESS: Visitors who want to conduct research watch a short video and open a Research Account.
RESEARCH SUPPORT: The Center just awarded 51 fellowships for the coming year.
PLAN AHEAD: The Reading and Viewing Room opens at 9 a.m. Monday through Saturday, but is closed on Sundays and holidays.
CLASSROOM VISITS: Educators work with the Center to plan courses, seminars, and class visits.
Research and Access
Our mission is to encourage discovery, inspire creativity, and advance understanding of the humanities through the preservation and sharing of our diverse and extensive collections.
Important Information about Access to Collections
Materials in the Harry Ransom Center are housed in closed stacks and when requested will be delivered to you in the Reading and Viewing Room. Access to some materials requires advance notice or an appointment scheduled at least three days in advance of visiting (including costumes, personal effects, fine art, photography, and collections stored offsite). Contact Reference & Research Services for more information or to request viewing arrangements. Stay in tune with scholarly events and public programs at the Ransom Center by subscribing to eNews or becoming a member.
Reading and Viewing Room Hours
The Ransom Center is temporarily closed to the public and will re-open when the situation allows.