The Briscoe Center mourns the loss of Dirck Halstead, award-winning photojournalist, freelance photographer, and digital journalism innovator. Halstead died on March 25, 2022.
Bringing History to Life: A Conversation with Doris Kearns Goodwin and Don Carleton
Online Event, April 7, 2022, Noon CST (1:00 p.m. EST)
Please join the Briscoe Center for American History for a one-of-a-kind conversation between renowned presidential historian and Pulitzer Prize-winning author Doris Kearns Goodwin and Dr. Don Carleton, executive director of the Briscoe Center for American History. Goodwin will share her insights on why history matters and her contributions to keeping it alive and relevant today.
Muhammad, Malcolm, and Miami: A Conversation with Bob Gomel and Peniel Joseph
Online ProgramFeb. 15, 20225:00 p.m. Join renowned photographer Bob Gomel, historian Peniel Joseph, Mark Updegrove, and Don Carleton for a conversation about Ali and Malcolm X. About the Program: Please join the Briscoe Center and LBJ Presidential Library on Feb. 15, 2022, for Muhammad, Malcolm, and Miami: A Conversation with… read more
Present/Past: The Robert Polidori Photographic Archive
The Dolph Briscoe Center for American History at the University of Texas at Austin is pleased to announce the forthcoming exhibit Present/Past: The Robert Polidori Photographic Archive.
This Far and No Further Celebrated by NAACP’s Sherrilyn Ifill
Jan. 6, 2022 William Abranowicz’s This Far and No Further has been selected by Sherrilyn Ifill, president and director-counsel of the NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund, as one of the top books of 2021 that explore America’s heritage of diversity. Abranowicz’s book was published by the University of Texas… read more
In Memoriam: Fred Baldwin, 1929-2021
The Briscoe Center mourns the loss of Fred Baldwin, photographer and co-founder of FotoFest International. Baldwin died on Dec. 17, 2021. The center is home to the archives of Baldwin and his partner Wendy Watriss.
Photographer Fred Baldwin (1929-2021) wrote this essay on his experiences in Afghanistan in 1966 as part of his service in the Peace Corps. In both words and pictures, Baldwin documented the establishment of medical clinics in Jalalabad.
StudioEIS Unveils New JFK Statue at the Kennedy Center
StudioEIS, whose extensive archive is part of the Briscoe Center’s collections, will unveil its latest creation on Dec. 4, 2021 during the Kennedy Center Honors weekend.
Briscoe Center and LBJ Presidential Library to present exhibit “One Night in Miami”: From Photo to Film
New exhibit showcases iconic photos from the Briscoe Center’s collections that inspired key moments in the 2020 film One Night in Miami.
Briscoe Center Announces Launch of Jack Brooks Digital Legacy Project
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.
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