Harry Ransom Humanities Research Center

UT Provost Harry Huntt Ransom founded the Ransom Center in 1957, then called the Humanities Research Center, with a vision of the “Bibliotheque Nationale of the only state that started out as an independent nation.” Building on rare books collected by the university since 1897, the collection focuses on the study of literature and culture and contains over 36 million …

The South Austin Museum of Popular Culture

The South Austin Museum of Popular culture (SouthPop) collects, conserves, and exhibits vintage posters and live music ephemera from the 1960s through today to educate future generations on the rich and unique culture that makes Austin the Live Music Capital of the World. We host a rotating schedule of exhibits and a number of free live concerts that feature Austin …

The Wittliff Collections

The Wittliff Collections’ mission is to collect, preserve and share the artistic process that springs from the Southwestern imagination. Thousands of students, researchers and visitors engage with our collections each year and discover how the unique character of our region shapes its people and its culture. Primary collecting areas include Southwestern Writers, Texas Music, and Southwestern & Mexican Photography.