The project website explores the life and public service of Congressman Jack Brooks through a digital repository of newly digitized primary source materials from the Jack Brooks Papers, part of the Briscoe Center’s collections.
In October 2020, President Jay Hartzell created the Eyes of Texas History Committee to chronicle the full history of the university’s alma mater, “The Eyes of Texas.” The digitized materials from our collections that were provided to the Eyes of Texas History Committee are available through the center’s digital collections.
By Don Carleton
This dual biography chronicles the lives of Will and Oveta Hobby; their impact on local, state, and national events; and how their marriage and media empire helped shape twentieth-century journalistic and political history.
It might surprise you that the Briscoe Center’s collections are not only global in their reach—they are, literally, astronomical. In this episode, we will explore outer space through the art of quilts.
First drawn into the fight against racial segregation in the 1960s, Alice Embree embarked on a lifelong journey of social activism involving a wide array of grassroots political, economic, social, and cultural causes.