The Harry Ransom Center houses some of the world's most significant collections relating to literature, art, photography, film, and the performing arts. More than 42 million manuscripts, 5 million photographs, 1 million rare books, and 100,000 artworks document our cultural history and the creative process.
Many stories can be told through the Center's collections. This rotating exhibition conveys stories of inspiration, innovation, collaboration, and frustration often associated with the creative work of leading writers and artists.
Current Highlights through Aug. 18, 2019:
· Highlights from the newly acquired archive of playwright Arthur Miller
· Renaissance books showing collectors' search for the "perfect" copy
· Early childhood writings by Charlotte Brontë, Kazuo Ishiguro, David Foster Wallace, and others
· Drawings from the Aubrey Beardsley Collection and techniques for authenticating them
· Sketches, camera notes, and more from film director Norman Dawn
· Photographic "fakes" from the nineteenth and twentieth centuries