Ransom Center

University of Texas at Austin

The Ransom Center is an internationally renowned humanities research library and museum at The University of Texas at Austin. Its extensive collections provide unique insight into the creative process of writers and artists, deepening our understanding and appreciation of literature, photography, film, art, and the performing arts. Visitors engage with the Center's collections through research and study, exhibitions, publications, and a rich variety of program offerings including readings, talks, symposia, and film screenings.


Collection Development and Stewardship

The Ransom Center is committed to building collections of enduring cultural value and caring for them in accordance with the highest standards of preservation and access.

Public Service and Engagement

The Ransom Center aspires to engage the broadest possible audience with its diverse and internationally renowned collections.

Creativity and Innovation

The Ransom Center values creativity and innovation in the materials we preserve, in the interpretation of these materials, and in our service to the public.

Positive Work Environment

The Ransom Center values the professionalism and unique talents of our colleagues and fosters a community that encourages excellence, collaboration, transparency, and thoughtful action.


The Ransom Center recognizes the fundamental importance of the diversity of individuals and ideas in the Center's collections, audience, staff, and programs.

America : United States (South West)
Institution type
Non French Institutions : Museum or library

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