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.
In Memoriam: Frances “Sissy” Farenthold, 1926—2021
The Briscoe Center mourns the loss of politician, lawyer, and human rights activist Frances “Sissy” Tarlton Farenthold. Farenthold died on Sept. 26, 2021.
The Eyes of Texas History Committee
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.
Campus Experts Research Battle Hall Discovery
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 Gould Honored as Inaugural Recipient of FLARE Award
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.
Briscoe Center Acquires Archive of Renowned Photographer Robert Polidori
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.
In Memoriam: Julian O. Read
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.
Flash of Light, Wall of Fire Featured at 2021 San Antonio Book Festival
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.
Book Event Celebrates Publication of The Governor & The Colonel
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 for American History Acquires Jacques Lowe Photographic Archive
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.
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