Digital Repository

Harry Huntt Ransom

The Gutenberg Bible, completed in 1454, is the first substantial book printed with movable type. Of the twenty-one complete copies in existence, one is on view to the public at The University of Texas at Austin's Harry Ransom Center. This book—and the center that houses it—are the proud legacy of Chancellor Harry Huntt Ransom, "The Great Acquisitor."

Image: Harry Ransom at his typewriter, n.d. Image courtesy of the Harry Ransom Center at The University of Texas at Austin.

Audio: Houston Public Media

Photograph of Harry Ransom at his typewriter