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About The Harry Ransom Center, University of Texas

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 Those with pages on our website include:

Other major writers with works in the HRC’s archives include: W.H. Auden, 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, James Joyce, 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:

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 Author Adventures Trail Part One.

Patricia Smart