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Harry Ransom Center, Austin

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  • I wasn't expecting to be so impressed. I love museums but looking at paper in archival exhibits isn't always the most stimulating. I suspect that the experience will differ depending on the exhibit wh...  more »
  • An unbelievable museum on the University of Texas campus.Manuscripts from some of the most famous authors in the world. When I was there they would allow you to read them personally rather than just l...  more »
  • My pop knew Harry and they worked on things together a long time ago. The museum is stellar. Different collections show up frequently and they are always interesting. The collections are also great. A...  more »
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  • worth checking out if you are on campus. saw an exhibit on a western artist last summer (can't remember his name) that was very well done. "the bible" is there
  • While I was there they they had a comprehensive showcase on Frank Reaugh that was organized very well. They also had a Gutenberg Bible on display which I found compelling. To my surprise with little advertising, off to the side they had the first photograph ever taken which I enjoyed very much.
  • It looks like it would be great but it's closed until Aug 15th. We will have to come back.
  • A great place for undirected browsing and learning
  • Every exhibit here brings me to a different time in history. They usually blend art, writing, and time in a most interesting way.