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Harry Ransom Center

Address: 21st and Guadalupe, University of Texas, Austin, TX 78713-7219
Phone Number: 512 471 8944
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Type: Art Galleries, Libraries, Museums, Shopping & Fashion, Traveler Resources
Activities: Hiking
Owner description: A description of some of the items that are contained in the center
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Type: Art Galleries, Libraries, Museums, Shopping & Fashion, Traveler Resources
Activities: Hiking
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Mon - Wed 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thu 10:00 am - 7:00 pm
Fri 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Sat - Sun 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Owner description: A description of some of the items that are contained in the center

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Austin TX
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86 reviews 86 reviews
21 attraction reviews
62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015 NEW

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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106 attraction reviews
77 helpful votes 77 helpful votes
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
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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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Austin, Texas
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5 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

The exhibit did a wonderful job of putting the Making of GWTW into cultural context. It was fascinating to see all the telegrams and teletypes acquiring the rights, finding Scarlett, casting Clark Gable, finding the director, buliding the sets, etc. We loved seeing some of the actual dresses that Scarlett wore. We enjoyed watching the screentests. Many of the actresses... More 

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Lancaster, Pennsylvania
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10 attraction reviews
91 helpful votes 91 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2014

Who would have believed that I could see a treasure such as the Gutenberg Bible AND see the makings of film treasure such as :Gone with the Wind?" A friend took me to visit this museum at the University of Texas, Austin, and I was fascinated by the whole experience. I had been to England several months before and had... More 

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Jonesboro, Arkansas
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15 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2014

Saw the GONE WITHT THE WIND exhibit. Fun. Lots of old notes by participants in the production. Interesting story of how Selznick struggled through the production. You learn how very difficult it is to make an epic movie--problems with directors, media, actors. Takes a huge and talented team to make such a movie. Loved seeing an original Gutenberg Bible, a... More 

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Blacksburg, Virginia
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37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2014

We came in for the gone with the wind exhibit. Come early for the screentest film, it filled up quickly on a Saturday. After the movie we wandered the vast exhibit. We were there from 1-4 pm watching and reading. Tons of neat history on the making of the movie. Of particular interest to us were the sections on censorship... More 

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Lexington, South Carolina
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54 reviews 54 reviews
7 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2014

The Harry Ransom Center is NOT shopping. It advances the study of the arts and humanities by acquiring, preserving, and making accessible original cultural materials. With extensive collections of rare books, manuscripts, photography, film, art, and the performing arts. I walked from the Brackenridge hospital on 15th street to see the Gone With the Wind Exhibit. This beautiful building on... More 

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West Chester, Pennsylvania
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10 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2014

I'm not sure why the Harry Ransom Center is categorized under shopping. As part of UT Austin, its mission is to advance the study of the arts and humanities by acquiring, preserving, and making accessible original cultural materials. It contains extensive collections of rare books, manuscripts, photography, film, art, and the performing arts. Running through Jan. 4, 2015 is an... More 

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Putnam Valley, New York, United States
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6 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

We were recently in Austin to visit family and had some time free, someone had told me about this exhibit. Free (donations accepted) and huge exhibit, including costumes, the history of the acquisition of the film rights, casting of characters, many original letters and documents. It was well thought out and organized. We found a pay lot across the street... More 

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