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Best Destination for Literary Groupies
The Harry Ransom Center
"...any place better for a bibliophile? How about UT’s Harry Ransom Center, which boasts one of the most impressive..."

Oct. 14, 2005 Best of Austin Feature

Best Recently Restored Building
TIE: Penn Field, Harry Ransom Center, Driscoll Villa Laguna Gloriansom Ce
"...Our landscape is our home, and the Penn Field, Harry Ransom Center, and Driscoll Villa renovation projects have proved..."

Oct. 1, 2004 Best of Austin Feature

Let There Be Light
After a $14 million facelift, UT's Harry Ransom Humanities Research Center is letting the light in, literally, through new windows across the front of the structure, and philosophically, through a new mission to give the public more opportunities to see and enjoy its astonishing accumulation of cultural treasures.
"...The new front corners of the Ransom Center exterior are impressive enough for what they are...."

May 16, 2003 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

Wide-Angle Lens
The Ransom Center captures photography's history with striking breadth and focus
"...the city from developing into one of the major centers for the study of photography on the planet. With..."

Oct. 1, 2010 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

Full Arthur Miller Archive Lands at UT
Ransom Center acquires complete papers by The Crucible author
"...called him, will reside at the University of Texas' Harry Ransom Center...."

Jan. 12, 2018 Arts Post by Robert Faires

"Look Inside: New Photography Acquisitions"
An image of New Orleans taken by Doug Rickard is emblematic of the quality in this exhibition at UT's Ransom Center
"...ever seen is one currently on display at the Harry Ransom Center as part of its "Look Inside: New..."

March 25, 2016 Arts Review by Sam Anderson-Ramos

Mad Men Archive Lands at HRC
Matthew Weiner show archive parks its fedora at Harry Ransom Center
"...donation of the complete Mad Men archive to the Harry Ransom Center at the University of Texas, the acclaimed..."

Jan. 12, 2017 Screens Post by Marjorie Baumgarten

The Archive of the Patriarch
Ransom Center acquires Gabriel García Márquez papers
"...In one fell swoop, the Harry Ransom Center has given a major boost to its..."

Nov. 25, 2014 Books Post by Robert Faires

Theatres of War
World War I film series complements Ransom Center exhibit
"...a whole lot of stories to be told. The Ransom Center commemorates this somber anniversary with its current exhibition,..."

May 30, 2014 Screens Feature by Marjorie Baumgarten

A Poet's Paper Trail
Billy Collins' archives acquired in advance of Austin appearance
"...this week's major announcement that the University of Texas' Harry Ransom Center has acquired the popular poet’s archive...."

Jan. 21, 2014 Books Post by Amy Smith

Pulling Back the Curtain
Ransom Center acquires T.C. Boyle's archives
"...imagination and what is made concrete in print. The Harry Ransom Center's latest acquisition, T.C. Boyle's papers, promises to..."

March 9, 2012 Books Feature by Kimberley Jones

The Hidden Room Theatre Is Working With a Presidential Assassin
Aside from that, Mrs. Lincoln, we reckon you’ll really enjoy the show
"...a sort of transtemporal collaboration, of course, and the Ransom Center’s Eric Colleary is partly to blame...."

June 12, 2018 Arts Post by Wayne Alan Brenner

The Making of Gone With the Wind
The Ransom Center's epic retelling of how this epic motion picture came to be
"...As the repository of Selznick's archives, the Harry Ransom Center has what must be the greatest treasure..."

Sept. 5, 2014 Screens Feature by Robert Faires

HRC Director Tom Staley to Retire in 2011
Stepping down after 22 years turning center into a world-class institution
"...Big news from the Harry Ransom Center: Long-time director and major player in the..."

April 26, 2010 Books Post by Kimberley Jones

Photos as Objects of Art and History
Magnum Photos collection gets read in new book
"...The Magnum Photos collection that now resides at the Harry Ransom Center is a beast. The new book Reading..."

Nov. 26, 2013 Arts Post by Rod Machen

Peter O'Toole Archives Land at HRC
Peter O'Toole archives acquired by UT's Harry Ransom Center
"...The Harry Ransom Center at the University of Texas has added..."

April 22, 2017 Screens Post by Marjorie Baumgarten

Pretty for Posterity
The HRC seeks donations to restore Gone With the Wind costumes
"...We've already told you all about the Harry Ransom Center's impressive holdings. But nothing – and especially..."

Aug. 10, 2010 Screens Post by Kimberley Jones

The Remains of the Papers
Ransom Center adds Kazuo Ishiguro archive to its holdings
"...The Harry Ransom Center's already substantial holdings of British authors just..."

Aug. 25, 2015 Arts Post by Robert Faires

J.M. Coetzee Comes Back to TX
Harry Ransom Center acquires Nobel Prize winner's archives
"...The Harry Ransom Center announced today its acquisition of the archive..."

Oct. 10, 2011 Books Post by Kimberley Jones

Squaring the Triangle
HRC pop-up exhibit recaps photojournalistic tour of Texas
"...tour of Texas, and on Saturday they partied. The Harry Ransom Center hosted a pop-up show of the pair’s..."

Dec. 12, 2013 Arts Post by Rod Machen

Don DeLillo Is Coming to Austin
Esteemed author reads at UT's Homer Rainey Hall
"...The Harry Ransom Center welcomes a special guest to campus this..."

July 24, 2013 Books Post by Monica Riese

Luv Doc Recommends: 'Joe Ely's Bonfire of the Roadmaps'
Harry Ransom Center, Thursday, March 22, 2007
"...want some rock-&-roll cred, schedule a trip to the Ransom Center this weekend for "Joe Ely's Bonfire of the..."

March 23, 2007 Column by The Luv Doc

Hidden Room Theatre's Houdini Speaks to the Living
In Houdini Speaks to the Living, Hidden Room Theatre resurrects two dead celebrities for a spirited battle
"...Harry Houdini, the famed escapist, wanted that. Sir Arthur Conan..."

Oct. 21, 2016 Arts Feature by Wayne Alan Brenner

The One Thing That Even Houdini Couldn’t Escape
Cooking class reveals arcane secrets of chicken paprikash and more
"...The one thing that Harry Houdini could never escape was his appetite...."

Oct. 13, 2016 Arts Post by Wayne Alan Brenner

The Radical Context
The Harry Ransom Humanities Research Center's Unseen Cinema: Early American Avant-Garde Film 1893-1941
"...Avant-Garde Film 1893-1941, a 10-part film series that the Harry Ransom Humanities Research Center has brought to Austin. HRC's..."

Feb. 13, 2004 Screens Feature by Rachel Proctor May

Hidden Room Theatre's Houdini Speaks to the Living
In this drama featuring Harry Houdini and Arthur Conan Doyle, a debate on the talking dead springs to dramatic life
"...a re-creation of the type of lecture given by Harry Houdini when he would leave off the nerve-jangling escape..."

Oct. 28, 2016 Arts Review by Robert Faires

Closed Shutter
The Austin Center of Photography comes to an F stop
"...After five years, the Austin Center for Photography is closing up shop. Citing economic conditions..."

March 19, 2014 Arts Post by Rod Machen

UT's new Visual Arts Center connects its art department with the world
"...what's immediately striking about the building's new Visual Arts Center – built from the bones of the old University..."

Sept. 24, 2010 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

Making Gestures
"'You can have my husband but please don't you mess with my man' is my kind of cheek," visiting Michener Center poet Heather McHugh says in an interview with Chronicle writer Lissa Richardson. "And cheek's my favorite part of a Texas anatomy."
"...who has been a Visiting Writer at UT's Michener Center this spring...."

May 4, 2001 Books Feature by Lissa Richardson

Gabriel Mascaro Finds Lyricism in Wind-Blown Corners
Brazil Center and the UT’s Latin American Filmmakers Series
"...Department of Spanish and Portuguese and the LLILAS Brazil Center at screenings of two of his films, tonight and..."

Nov. 10, 2014 Screens Post by Marjorie Baumgarten

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