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NOTICE: The Briscoe Center will be closed in observance of Memorial Day on Monday, May 28, 2018. The Center will reopen Tuesday, May 29.

Jules Witcover Papers

Briscoe Center Acquired the Jules Witcover Papers

The Briscoe Center has acquired the papers of legendary print journalist Jules Witcover, who worked as a reporter for the Newhouse News Service, the Washington Post, and the Baltimore Sun covering congress and every major election between the 1960s and 1990s.

Aeon and the Briscoe Reading Room

Aeon and the Briscoe Reading Room

The Briscoe Center is pleased to announce our implementation of Aeon, a new online system that will be used by patrons both at home and in the center's reading room.

1968: American Watershed

1968: American Watershed

The events of 1968 left a deep imprint on the American psyche. To commemorate the 50th anniversary of those events, the center will share documents, photographs, reflections, and other archival material related to 1968.

The Cargill-Hope Planation Records

The Cargill-Hope Planation Records

The Cargill-Hope Planation Records date back to the late 18th century. They include ledgers, receipts, documents signed by presidents Andrew Jackson and John Quincy Adams, bills of sale related to enslaved persons, and Freedmen's Bureau contracts from Reconstruction.

Struggle for Justice

Now on Display: Struggle for Justice: Four Decades of Civil Rights Photography

Struggle for Justice: Four Decades of Civil Rights Photography features images from the center's vast photojournalism collections that provide compelling visual evidence of the struggles, flashpoints, and achievements of the civil rights movement—from Jim Crow to Black Power.