Individual or Dual Membership to the Harry Ransom Center in Austin (50% Off)

University of Texas - Austin

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  • $25 for an individual membership (a $50 value)
  • $45 for a dual or family membership (a $90 value)

Membership benefits include personalized membership cards, insider access and behind-the-scenes glimpses of the Ransom Center and its collections and invitations to exhibition openings and other exclusive member events.

Harry Ransom Center

Shakespeare. Keats. Tennyson. The University of Texas at Austin had already acquired manuscripts and first editions by these notable authors by the time Harry Huntt Ransom founded the Humanities Research Center in 1957. Rather than continue to mine the Renaissance and Romantic eras for artifacts, Ransom ushered the archives into the 20th century by obtaining the collections of literary legends such as James Joyce and Dylan Thomas. Under the curatorial eye of current director Stephen Enniss, the facility––known these days as the Harry Ransom Center––includes the archives of Robert De Niro and David Mamet, Magnum Photos, David Foster Wallace, Ed Ruscha, and the Woodward and Bernstein Watergate papers.

All told, the center contains 42 million leaves of manuscript, 1 million rare books, 5 million photographs, and 100,000 works of art, which, according to Frommer's, are available for any visitor's perusal. Inside the building's galleries, exhibitions showcase material alongside permanently displayed items such as one of five complete copies of the Gutenburg Bible. The Harry Ransom Center also hosts a range of public and academic programs, events, and symposia annually.

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    University of Texas - Austin

    The University of Texas at Austin

    300 W 21st St

    Austin, Texas 78712


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In a Nutshell

Museum and library includes 42 million manuscripts, 1 million rare books, 5 million photographs, plus film, art and performing arts

The Fine Print

Expires 90 days after purchase. Limit 1 per person, may buy 3 additional as gifts. Valid only for option purchased. New members only. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

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