Harry Ransom Center

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The first photograph ever taken is housed at the Harry Ransom Center, as are The Gutenberg Bible and original drafts of David Foster Wallace's unfinished novel. These and other unbelievable artifacts of America's history are stored in plain view for those electrified by evidence of our past. Group and individual tours are available daily in the galleries, and the librarians are always full of phenomenal stories and further research suggestions. Don't be afraid to strike up a conversation.


Harry Ransom Center
300 W. 21st St. University of Texas at Austin
Austin, TX 78712


Sun: noon-5 pm
Mon: Closed
Tue: 10 am-5 pm
Wed: 10 am-5 pm
Thu: 10 am-7 pm
Fri: 10 am-5 pm
Sat: noon-5 pm

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