The Briscoe Center for American History’s Flash of Light, Wall of Fire Japanese Photographs Documenting the Atomic Bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki has been selected for the 2021 San Antonio Book Festival.
The Briscoe Center is proud to announce the publication of The Governor and the Colonel – A Dual Biography of William P. Hobby and Oveta Culp Hobby.
The Briscoe Center has acquired the Jacques Lowe Photographic Archive. Lowe is best known for his photographs documenting the Kennedy family, notably John F. Kennedy’s presidential campaign and his first year in the White House.
The Briscoe Center pays tribute to renowned photojournalist and Briscoe Center donor Ronald T. Bennett, who died November 7, 2020. Oregon native Ron Bennett aspired to be a photojournalist from an early age. His first job as a photographer was with the Lake Oswego Review while he was still in high school.… read more
The Briscoe Center proudly presents “American Rhapsody,” a new podcast that focuses on those who have witnessed the nation’s history firsthand, creating archives in the process, and those who use those collections and others at the center to tell the American story. “We’re going to focus on those who were… read more
The Briscoe Center presents two incredible photographic collections that showcase the work of Fons Iannelli and Shepard Sherbell. Iannelli captured the American imagination during World War II with his intimate portrayal of US servicemen in the Pacific Theater. He went on to document postwar American life with exacting and sympathetic… read more
The Briscoe Center pays tribute to David B. Gracy II, who died in Austin, Texas on September 26, 2020. Gracy was a renowned archivist and historian, who contributed to the work of the Briscoe Center, where his papers are placed. “For nearly 45 years, David and I were colleagues working… read more
Austin, Texas—Due to the generosity of Ms. Kathryn Leigh Scott, the Briscoe Center is now home to the photographic archive of Ben Martin, who for thirty-five years was a senior photographer for Time magazine. Martin was known for his political photography, his documentation of foreign wars, and his classy portrayals of arts… read more
In 1918, Spanish influenza ravaged a war-weary world, killing as many as 40 million people across the globe and over half a million in America. In the oil fields of Texas, the flu was particularly vindictive due to poor working conditions and a lack of health care. The Oral History of… read more
The Briscoe Center proudly presents “On with the Fight!,” an exhibit that documents 150 years of women’s activism through the Briscoe Center’s collections. Open until July, the exhibit is drawn from the center’s extensive social justice and women’s history collections. “‘On with the Fight!’ commemorates the 100th anniversary of the 19th Amendment… read more