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The J. Frank Dobie Collection includes the Texas folklorist
The Harry Ransom Humanities Research Center is on the campus of the University of Texas at Austin at 21st and Guadalupe sts. Parking near UT can be a problem; try the Dobie parking garage, a half-block southeast of the center. Center galleries open Tue-Sun, and the reading and viewing rooms open Mon-Sat. The HRC is closed Thanksgiving Day, Dec. 24-25, and Jan. 1. Admission: Free. For hours, information, and tour arrangements (make these 2 weeks in advance), plus information on collections in the Flawn Academic Center (4th floor of the Undergraduate Library), call 512/471-8944. Collection information and online exhibitions are at


Through Mar. 20, 2005 Writing among the Ruins: Graham Greene and Evelyn Waugh compares two of the 20th Century's greatest English novelists.

Through Apr. 24, 2005 Miguel Covarrubias: A Certain Clairvoyance displays paintings and book illustrations from this noted Mexican artist.

Through Dec. 12, 2004 Walker Evans and James Agee: Let Us Now Praise Famous Men displays collaborative Depression-era work by the famous photographer and author.

Jan. 11-Mar. 27, 2005 Shooting Stars: The Golden Age of Hollywood Portraiture, 1925-1950 exhibits the work of top glamour photographers.

Jan. 11-Mar. 27, 2005 Fashioning Celebrity: Photographs of George Platt Lynes presents 1930s-1940s prints by this significant celebrity photographer.


Dec. 1, 2004 At noon on the Ransom Center plaza, the Poetry on the Plaza series features guests reading selections on the theme "Winter Dreaming."

Dec. 1, 2004 At 7 p.m., Shirley Hazzard, distinguished novelist and author of Greene on Capri, talks about English author Graham Greene.

Dec. 16, 2004 At 7 p.m., Les Klinger, editor of New Annotated Sherlock Holmes, leads a discussion on the complete short stories of British detective writer Arthur Conan Doyle.

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