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Harry Ransom Center

300 West 21st Street
| +1 512-471-8944
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Treasure Trove of Creativity Austin Texas United States

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Sat, Sun 12pm - 5pm
Mon - Wed, Fri 10am - 5pm
Thur 10am - 7pm

Treasure Trove of Creativity

One of the world's greatest cultural archives, the Harry Ransom Center at the University of Texas, Austin houses collections comprising literature, art, film, journalism, theater, photography, and more. The Center was founded in 1957 by Harry Huntt Ransom, an English professor at the University. Today, the Center's archives, which begin at the Medieval period and run to the current day, includes both a Gutenberg Bible and a first edition of the King James Bible (seen here), Jack Kerouac's On the Road notebook, original materials by and about Edgar Allen Poe, and the Bob Woodward and Carl Bernstein Watergate papers. Students and scholars can access archival material by appointment, but book lovers can visit the permanent and changing exhibitions at the center on a regular basis.