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

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Museum with collections of more than 36 million leaves of manuscript, 1 million rare books, and 5 million photographs

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History tends to repeat itself, which means there's a good chance you'll get run over by another war elephant. Learn from the past with this Groupon.

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

Membership benefits include personalized membership cards, insider access and behind-the-scenes glimpses of the Ransom Center and it's collections, invitations to exhibition openings and other exclusive member events. Forthcoming events include an opening party on Friday, September 14 for the fall exhibition “I Have Seen the Future: Norman Bel Geddes Designs America“. Each member receives one free ticket for this event.

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 Thomas F. Staley, the facility––known these days as the Harry Ransom Center––includes the archives of Robert De Niro and David Mamet, and the Woodward and Bernstein Watergate papers.

All told, the center contains 36 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.

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, 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 in the United States. The Harry Ransom Center also hosts a range of public and academic programs, events, and symposia annually.

Customer Reviews

They were very helpful in sorting out a problem with my groupon registration for membership. All went well.
Eileen · October 28, 2012
It's a perfect afternoon for your visitors or children.
Margaret H. · August 26, 2012
I love the Ransom Center and look forward to being a bona fide member.
Joyce L. · January 14, 2014
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