Harry Ransom Center
301 W 21st ST (map) 512-471-8944
About the Ransom Center:
Celebrating its 50th anniversary in 2007, the Harry Ransom Center has evolved into a world-renowned cultural institution. The Ransom Center houses the Gutenberg Bible (ca. 1455), the First Photograph (ca. 1826), film archives of David O. Selznick and Robert De Niro, paintings by Frida Kahlo and Diego Rivera, and major manuscript collections of James Joyce, Ernest Hemingway, T. S. Eliot, D. H. Lawrence, Isaac Bashevis Singer, Tennessee Williams, and Norman Mailer, to name but a few of its treasures. The Center presents numerous public exhibitions and events featuring materials from its rich holdings and is used extensively for research by students and scholars from around the world.
Harry Ransom Center
21st and Guadalupe
P.O. Box 7219
Austin, Texas 78713-7219
The Center is located at the NE corner of 21st and Guadalupe on the campus of The University of Texas at Austin. To find where the Center is situated on the UT campus, see the UT Tower Area Map.
Click here to access The University of Texas at Austin's visitor information page that includes maps, accessibility information, driving/flying directions, and links to general Austin information as well as accommodation information.
Ransom Center Galleries
10:00-5:00 Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday
The Ransom Center Galleries are closed Mondays and the following holidays: Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Eve Day, Christmas Day and New Year's Day.
Library Reading/Viewing Rooms
8:00-5:00 (closed Noon-1:00) Monday-Friday Central Standard Time
The Library Reading Room/Viewing Room will be closed on these dates:
Limited street parking is available in the neighborhood west of Guadalupe Street. Paid parking is available in the Dobie Center parking garage on the corner of 21st and Whitis and in lots just east and south of Dobie Center. Click here to see maps for UT parking areas and shuttle service routes. Capital Metro offers several bus routes that run near the Ransom Center, including 1M, 1L, and the Orange and Red Dillos.
Admission: Free and open to the public.
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