Welcome! Thank you for your interest in the Harry Ransom Center's digital collections.
The Center has made these digitized collections accessible for purposes of education and research and has provided to the best of its ability information about rights. Due to the nature of archival collections, rights information may be incomplete or out of date. We welcome updates or corrections. Upon request, we'll remove material from public view while we address a rights issue.
Materials Use Policy
The Harry Ransom Center carefully regulates the use of materials in its collections. Policies governing access, photoduplication, and publication of these materials are established by the Director with the advice of the Center's Public Use Committee and the Office of General Counsel of The University of Texas System. This policy attempts to balance the needs of patrons, the exclusive rights of the copyright holder, and the Center's own rights and responsibilities toward its collections.
Read further about the Center's Materials Use Policy and the Center's Policies, Fees, and Forms.
Policy on Access to Digital Reproductions of Works in the Public Domain
A portion of digitized collections materials made available through the Center’s digital collections portal, CONTENTdm, are believed to be in the public domain. Materials which are subject to the Center’s Policy to Digital Reproductions of Works in the Public Domain may be used by anyone for any purpose without charge and without first securing permission from the Ransom Center.
Read further about the Center's Policy on Access to Digital Reproductions of Works in the Public Domain.