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, 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.
New exhibit showcases iconic photos from the Briscoe Center’s collections that inspired key moments in the 2020 film One Night in Miami.
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.
The Briscoe Center is pleased to announce the donation of the Christopher Little Photographic Archive, an important addition to the center’s internationally significant photojournalism collections.
The Briscoe Center mourns the loss of politician, lawyer, and human rights activist Frances “Sissy” Tarlton Farenthold. Farenthold died on Sept. 26, 2021.
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.