AT A GLANCE
In Memoriam: Casey Hayden Cason, 1937–2023
The Dolph Briscoe Center for American History at the University of Texas at Austin mourns the loss of activist and organizer Casey Hayden Cason. The Briscoe Center is home to Cason’s papers.
Centenary Celebration of Marcel Marceau Features Photographs of Ben Martin
Events include exhibit at The National Arts Club, Reissue of Marcel Marceau: Master of Mime, and more AUSTIN, TX – Jan. 4, 2023 The National Arts Club celebrates the centenary of the birth of Marcel Marceau, the world’s most famous mime, with an exhibition of photographs taken by Time/Life photographer Ben Martin. The Briscoe Center for American History ...
Comrade Sisters: Women of the Black Panther Party
February 10, 2023 – June 2, 2023 Briscoe Center for American History, Austin, Texas Weatherby Gallery
Present/Past: The Robert Polidori Photographic Archive
March 4, 2022 – June 30, 2023 Briscoe Center for American History, Austin, Texas Main Exhibition Gallery, Sid Richardson Hall Unit 2
The Devil’s Highway
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.
Making Waves: The Rag Radio Interviews
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.
Watch Now: A Conversation with Robert Polidori and Steven Hoelscher
The Briscoe Center recently hosted this discussion with photographer Robert Polidori and professor Steven Hoelscher. The program was held in support of the major exhibition, Present/Past: The Robert Polidori Photographic Archive.
Now online: Joan Myers and William deBuys discuss The Devil’s Highway
Joan Myers, joined by co-author and Pulitzer finalist William deBuys, shares insights into her 45-year career in documentary photography, including her most recent book, The Devil’s Highway.
Bringing History to Life: A Conversation with Doris Kearns Goodwin and Don Carleton
On April 7, 2022, the Briscoe Center hosted this fascinating conversation between renowned presidential historian and Pulitzer Prize-winning author Doris Kearns Goodwin and Dr. Don Carleton, executive director. Goodwin shared her insights on why history matters and her contributions to keeping it alive and relevant today. The event also marked the public announcement of the center's acquisition of the papers of Richard Goodwin and Doris Kearns Goodwin.