Schrader donates papers to Ransom Center

Screenplays for 'Taxi Driver,' 'Raging Bull' are included

Screenwriter/director Paul Schrader has donated his papers, which include the screenplays for "Taxi Driver" and "Raging Bull," to the Harry Ransom Center, the humanities research library and museum at the University of Texas at Austin.

"I first heard about the Ransom Center through Robert De Niro, when his collection came here," Schrader said. "He told me that this was the place to be, and I am excited about giving my papers to the Center, where they will be used by students and scholars."

Schrader had previously donated De Niro's costume from "Taxi Driver" after De Niro donated his archive to the Ransom Center in 2006. The costume is now on display in the Ransom Center's exhibition "Making Movies," which runs through Aug. 1.

The Schrader collection consists of more than 300 boxes and includes outlines and drafts of scripts and screenplays, correspondence, production materials, videos, audio tapes, press clippings, photographs and juvenilia.
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