The University of Texas at Austin
What Starts Here Changes The World
The University of Texas at Austin is dedicated to improving the quality of life of the people of Texas and the United States. We are a leading provider of education and research with a depth and diversity of resources unmatched by most other public universities. As an enduring symbol of the spirit of Texas—big, ambitious and bold—the university drives economic and social progress in Texas and serves our nation as a leading center of knowledge and creativity.
Libraries, Art, Drama, Music
Chief among the university's extensive research and rare holdings collections is the Harry Ransom Humanities Research Center, with more than 9 million manuscripts and one million printed books. Principal holdings include extensive resources in 19th- and 20th-century English and American literature, a substantial collection in theater history, and other major holdings of emblem books, early modern scientific writing, and the Pforzheimer collection of Renaissance books and manuscripts.
Collections in Mexican American, Latin American, and African American culture are housed at the Perry-Castaneda Library, the Center for American History, the Benson Latin American Collection, and other sites on campus. Large holdings in Law, Classics, and Library Science are available for use in other university libraries.
Curated exhibits on special topics and permanent collections of art are presented at the Jack S. Blanton Museum of Art in the Art Building, 23rd and San Jacinto (for more information call 471-7324). In addition to collections in the Harry Ransom Center, resources for work in drama include the Hoblitzelle Theatre Collection, the Center for Drama and Performance Studies, relevant holdings in other libraries, and a lively theatrical community in Austin.
The university and the Austin community sponsor a wide range of musical performances in classical and popular traditions, presented in UT concert halls or small club venues.
The Graduate School at the University of Texas at Austin
The Graduate School at The University of Texas at Austin is an active community of diverse scholars in over 100 academic programs dedicated to excellence in original research, teaching, creative expression, and intellectual leadership. Using our extensive resources and talents, we cultivate individuals who work together to bring knowledge, innovation, and best practices to meet the great and small challenges of our time.