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.
Ongoing renovation work in The University of Texas at Austin’s Battle Hall has led to the discovery of a handwritten sign that reads “For Whites” on a previously hidden interior wall.
Lewis L. Gould, former fellow of the Briscoe Center for American History, has been named the inaugural recipient of an award that recognizes distinguished contributions to research and education about America’s first ladies.
Thanks to the generosity of a Chicago-area family, renowned photographer Robert Polidori’s photographic print archive has been donated to the Dolph Briscoe Center for American History.
The Briscoe Center mourns the death of Advisory Council member Julian O. Read, a nationally prominent public relations and public affairs expert, who passed away on May 8, 2021.
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