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Address: 21st and Guadalupe, University of Texas, Austin, TX 78713-7219
Phone Number: 512 471 8944
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Sat - Sun 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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UT Austin's Hidden Treasure(s)

Calling all bibliophiles and history buffs: you must see the Harry Ransom Center while you're in town! Two floors of the Harry Ransom Center are free and open to the public... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 28, 2015
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Boston, Massachusetts
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Boston, Massachusetts
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11 reviews 11 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015 NEW

Calling all bibliophiles and history buffs: you must see the Harry Ransom Center while you're in town! Two floors of the Harry Ransom Center are free and open to the public (donations welcomed). The first floor holds its permanent and rotating exhibits. A Gutenberg Bible (one of only 5 in the U.S.) and the first photograph ever taken are there... More 

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Hackensack, New Jersey
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

The HRC was changing over its exhibit but thankfully the Guttenberg Bible and the very first photograph are on permanent display, even during transition. I wish I was there to see a full exhibit but to see the Bible was worth it.

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Austin, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

The excellent temporary exhibits are only the tip of the iceberg at the HRC. The holdings of this Center are rivaled by only a few of the world's great libraries. The University of Texas had money when others did not, and Harry Ransom (with assistance from others) put it to very good use. The HRC's collection of XX Century British... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

The archives of the Harry Ransom Center are unparalleled -except for maybe the Library of Congress. I recently saw the exhibit of the making of Gone With the Wind. The collection of archives is fascinating and inspiring. Don't miss a walk around the UT campus while you are there.

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New Braunfels, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

Discovered the Ransome Center last year during the Gone With The Wind exhibit. Attended Alice in Wonderland exhibit yesterday. We are so fortunate to have this facility available to us! It's free to get in; take advantage of regular docent tours and donate if you can to support them.

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Austin
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52 reviews 52 reviews
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58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

We went for the Gone with the Wind exhibit. It was excellent, well organized and very educational. Been in the past for other exhibits and always a great experience.

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Austin, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2015

Yes, I know some of us old people actually read the book and then saw the movie, but now days, I wonder how many of the young people have even seen the movie? It was shot 75 years ago and is clearly one of the all-time classic movies (and books) depicting an important part of American history. The exhibit is... More 

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Austin TX
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015

In procrastinating to see the Gone with The Wind exhibit earlier we went to see it on the last weekend on display. This was a collection donated to the HRC. But I did become a member a few weeks ago, but did not know I was able to see it before it was open to the general public. This place... More 

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2015

The Harry Ransom Center is located on the grounds of the University of Texas, The center is a archival library and museum. The exhibit that was on display in December was the Gone With The Wind Exhibit. This exhibit showcased numerous dresses and stills that were used in the production of the film and numerous memorabilia. The highlight of this... More 

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Sioux Falls, South Dakota
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6 reviews 6 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

After seeing the piece on the GWTW exhibit on CBS Sunday Morning Show, I did something crazy. I booked a ticket and flew from SD to Austin to see the GWTW exhibit. I was not disappointed! I mainly went to see the costumes -3 originals and 2 reproductions from the film. They were absolutely stunning and wonderful to see up... More 

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