Mt. Bonnell view 2
Mount Bonnell View of Austin ©Author Adventures

About The Harry Ransom Center

Due to the meticulous and ambitious acquisition efforts of Harry Ransom, The Harry Ransom Center at the University of Texas at Austin has an outstanding collection of manuscripts, papers, and letters from major writers around the world, including many listed on authoradventures.org. Those with pages on our website include:

L. Frank BaumPearl BuckLewis CarrollWilliam FaulknerRobert FrostZane GreyJoel Chandler HarrisErnest HemingwayO. HenryJohn Griffith HowardWilliam IngeWashington IrvingWilliam JamesJack KerouacJack LondonHenry Wadsworth LongfellowSinclair Lewis, Carson McCullersLarry McMurtryH.L. MenckenHenry MillerOgden NashEdgar Allan PoeEzra PoundCarl SandburgGertrude SteinJohn SteinbeckRobert Louis StevensonMark TwainEudora Welty, Thornton WilderTennessee WilliamsThomas Wolfe, and more.

Other major writers with works in the HRC’s archives include:

W.H. Auden, James Baldwin, Russell Banks, Jorge Luis Borges, the Bronte family, Robert Burns, G.K. Chesterton, Joseph Conrad, Noel Coward, e.e. cummings, Charles Dickens, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, Alexandre Dumas, Albert Einstein, George Eliot, T.S. Eliot, E.M. Forster, George S. Fraser, Kenneth Grahame, Graham Greene, Thomas Hardy, Victor Hugo, Aldous Huxley, James Joyce, Rudyard Kipling, Doris Lessing, Archibald MacLeish, W. Somerset Maugham, A.A. Milne, Anaïs Nin, J.D. Salinger, George Santayana, Dorothy L. Sayers, George Bernard Shaw, Upton Sinclair, Isaac Bashevis Singer, William Makepeace Thackeray, Voltaire, H.G. Wells, T.H. White, W.B. Yeats, and more.

Information on how to access archives, the hours the HRC are open, and contact information can be found here: www.hrc.utexas.edu/research/info.

About Harry Ransom

Read about Harry Ransom here: TSHA Online. According to this article written by Margaret C. Berry: “One of his principal concerns throughout his teaching and administrative years was the individual student. He originated or fostered numerous programs to improve the quality of teaching and research and was active in attracting private support to advance his goal.”

Enjoy the fourth stop on Texas Trail Part One!

Patricia Smart