AHRC International Placement Scheme - Harry Ransom Center Presentation

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AHRC International Placement Scheme - Harry Ransom Center Presentation

  1. 1. Harry Ransom Center Austin, Texas
  2. 2. Overview  Arts and Humanities  Rare Books  Manuscripts  Photographs  Film  Art  Performing Arts
  3. 3. Collections and Curators  Wide period and geographical coverage  Check ‘Guide to the Collections’ on line  Contact the curator – really helpful
  4. 4. University of Texas at Austin  Staff membership  Card – free transport  Extensive Library resources beyond the HRC  An amazing gym and swimming pool
  5. 5. Campus Life  The Drag  Longhorns – hook ‘em horns  Frat houses  Texan style – burnt orange and white
  6. 6. Where to stay  List provided by HRC – academic rentals  Star of Texas  Hotel chains – Driskill  So Co and the Austin Motel
  7. 7. What and where to eat  NOT on campus or the drag – unless it’s The Hole in the Wall or Medici’s  Tex Mex predominates  BUT some excellent restaurants
  8. 8. What’s Happening  The Chronicle – comes out on Thursdays – free – and has everything  Regular tourist events such as bat watching
  9. 9. Bars, Music, Film and Art
  10. 10. Sixth Street
  11. 11. The Continental Club, So Co
  12. 12. The Paramount and The Alamo Draughthouse
  13. 13. The Blanton and the HRC
  14. 14. My Work  Work on History of PEN  200 uncatalogued boxes  Led to collaboration with HRC until 2021 on cataloguing; exhibition and conference  Best find – CIA funding and British intelligence officer
  15. 15. So, as they say in Austin Keep it Weird

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