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 authoradventures.org. Those with pages on our website include:
L. Frank Baum, Pearl Buck, Lewis Carroll, William Faulkner, Robert Frost, Zane Grey, Joel Chandler Harris, Ernest Hemingway, O. Henry, John Griffith Howard, Aldous Huxley, William Inge, Washington Irving, William James, Jack Kerouac, Rudyard Kipling, Jack London, Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, Sinclair Lewis, Carson McCullers, Larry McMurtry, H.L. Mencken, Henry Miller, Ogden Nash, Edgar Allan Poe, Ezra Pound, Carl Sandburg, Gertrude Stein, John Steinbeck, Robert Louis Stevenson, Mark Twain, Eudora Welty, Thornton Wilder, Tennessee Williams, Thomas 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, 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: 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 Author Adventures Trail Part One!