Click here to join the Eanes History Group, a live virtual program.

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An Introduction to the Harry Ransom Center

Even though we love local history, the Eanes History Group is also taking advantage of broader historic resources available electronically during the pandemic.

Join us for a virtual tour of the Harry Ransom Center on the UT campus, a renown archive, library, and museum with a world-class collection of literary and cultural artifacts. They have just approved a pilot program of “Virtual Visits” to showcase the highlights of their vast collection.

Monte Monreal, Manager of Visitor Experiences at the Harry Ransom Center, will join us via Zoom to “walk” us through the highlights of their collections. The presentation will also explain public research opportunities the Center provides.

Monte Monreal is the Manager of Visitor Experiences at the Harry Ransom Center and has been with the Center for six years. Once a student and now on staff at the University of Texas at Austin, Monte has made a career of advocating for the Center’s world-renowned collections.

Please read these ground rules ahead of the conversation:

  • Please keep your camera on for the discussion and provide your name.
  • Mute if there is background noise.
  • Respect the privacy of others by not reporting what you hear in this conversation with any specificity or attribution.
  • Be respectful and listen when others are speaking.
  • Allow everyone’s voice to be heard that wants to be heard.