AUSTIN, Texas – Sept 21, 2023 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 addition to the center’s entertainment and news media history collections. Mischer is an internationally acclaimed and award-winning producer… read more
Austin, Texas — Sept. 14, 2023 The Briscoe Center for American History at The University of Texas at Austin has acquired the papers of renowned lawyer Richard Ben-Veniste, who achieved national prominence in 1973 when he was selected as chief of the Watergate Task Force of the Watergate Special Prosecutor’s… read more
Sept. 6, 2023 The Briscoe Center mourns the death of Bill Richardson, a distinguished public servant who was a U.S. Congressman (1982–1996), U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations (1997–1998), Secretary of Energy under President Bill Clinton (1998–2000), and Governor of the State of New Mexico (2003–2011). The Briscoe Center is… read more
July 12, 2003 The Briscoe Center for American History mourns the loss of photographer and journalist Bruce Roberts. Roberts died on June 16, 2023. The center is home to the Bruce Roberts Photographic Archive. “Bruce Roberts was a gifted photographer whose work has had a significant influence on how we… read more
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.
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… read more
Please join the Briscoe Center for American History at the University of Texas at Austin for a special program held in conjunction with its current major exhibition, Present/Past: The Robert Polidori Photographic Archive. The event features photographer Robert Polidori joined in conversation with Steven Hoelscher.
Please join the Briscoe Center for a special program to celebrate the recent acquisition of the Joan Myers Photographic Archive, as well as the publication of her most recent book, The Devil’s Highway.
The Briscoe Center mourns the loss of Tom Wright, documentary photographer and manager for some of the most legendary acts in rock and roll.
Please join the Briscoe Center for American History for a special event celebrating the release of Thorne Dreyer’s new book, MAKING WAVES: The Rag Radio Interviews. The event will feature a discussion with the author and Dr. Don Carleton, executive director of the Briscoe Center, followed by a book signing.