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The World at War exhibit at Harry Ransom CenterA museum and research library, the Harry Ransom Center is truly a place of discovery. In its first-floor galleries, the Ransom Center presents exhibitions drawn from its collections of literature, photography, film, art, and the performing arts. Visitors can conduct research using the collections in the Reading and Viewing Rooms on the second floor. The Ransom Center encourages learning and is open to everyone, from scholars to students to the general public.

Drawing on the Ransom Center's extensive collections, The World at War, 1914-1918 exhibition illuminates the experience of the war from the point of view of its participants and observers, preserved through letters, drafts, and diaries; memoirs and novels; and photographs and propaganda posters.

Visitors can read the works of the famed trench poets in journals composed on the front lines, view photographs of battles and the care of the wounded, and browse propaganda posters showcasing the war intentions of most major nation-states.

In collaboration with the exhibition, enjoy a World War I Film Series hosted by the Ransom Center, Paramount Theatre, and Austin Film Society. Screenings take place in multiple locations in May, June, and July and feature 12 World War I films, includingAll Quiet on the Western FrontLawrence of Arabia, and Paths of Glory. Details at

Admission to the exhibition is free and open to the public. Exhibition tours are offered Tuesdays at noon, Thursdays at 6 p.m., and Saturdays and Sundays at 2 p.m. The World at War, 1914-1918, which runs through August 3, is on view Tuesday through Sunday; galleries are closed Mondays. The Gutenberg Bible and First Photograph are on permanent display at the Ransom Center. For more information on the exhibition, events, and hours of operation, visit their website.

World at War exhibit Harry Ransom Center