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Harry Ransom Center

Phone: 
(512) 471-8944
Type: Literary Archive

The Harry Ransom Center houses extensive collections of rare books and manuscripts, including the Gutenberg Bible, Shakespeare folios, and the papers of writers such as Lewis Carroll, J. M. Coetzee, Don DeLillo, James Joyce, Jack Kerouac, D.H. Lawrence, Doris Lessing, Norman Mailer, Carson McCullers, Anne Sexton, and David Foster Wallace. The center also supports research through symposia and fellowships and provides education and enrichment for scholars, students, and the public through exhibitions and programs.

Address: University of Texas
300 West 21 Street
Austin, TX 78712
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