AT A GLANCE
Certain dates are deeply etched in the American conscience, such as Dec. 7, 1941, or Sept. 11, 2001. The assassination of President John F. Kennedy on Nov. 22, 1963, is one of those dates, which Walter Cronkite called “monumental collective national experiences.” On the 60th anniversary of Kennedy’s death, the center’s resources offer inside perspectives on that fateful date.
Austin, Texas — Nov. 2, 2023 James F. Simon The Dolph Briscoe Center for American History at the University of Texas at Austin is pleased to announce that it has received the papers of legal scholar James F. Simon. The preeminent historian of the U.S. Supreme Court, Simon is the Martin Professor Emeritus of Law and Dean ...
AUSTIN, Texas – Sept 21, 2023 Willie Nelson, Don Mischer, and Dolly Parton, undated. Courtesy of the Don Mischer Papers, Briscoe Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin. The Briscoe Center for American History at The University of Texas at Austin is pleased to announce the donation of the Don Mischer Papers, an important ...
Sept. 27, 2023 – April 5, 2024 Briscoe Center for American History, Austin, Texas Main Exhibition Gallery, Sid Richardson Hall Unit 2
September 11, 2023 — January 19, 2024 Briscoe Center for American History, Austin, Texas Weatherby Gallery, Sid Richardson Hall Unit 2
By Joan Myers and William deBuys This haunting new collection of photographs by Joan Myers, accompanied by a short story by William deBuys, documents the changing landscape and culture of the American West.
By Thorne Dreyer Journalist and activist Thorne Dreyer interviews journalists, politicians, artists, and more in this rich and diverse collection.
By Alice Embree Alice Embree, a nationally known writer and activist for social justice, tells how history was made in Texas.
As an editor, journalist, and writer, Terry McDonell’s substantial contributions helped shape the “golden age” of American magazine publishing, including his editorial leadership of Esquire, Rolling Stone, and Sports Illustrated. In his newest memoir, Irma, McDonell pays loving tribute to the 25-year-old widow who raised him.
Ben-Veniste discusses his role in his most significant investigations, informed by a lifelong commitment to preserving our democracy by uncovering the truth.
The retrospective exhibition, Through Her Lens: The Photojournalism of Diana Walker (on display Sept. 27, 2023–April 5, 2024), showcases iconic photos from Walker’s archive and opens the door to unscripted events and private moments in recent American political and cultural life. In this recorded program, Diana Walker shares the stories behind many of her most memorable images.