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Center Acquires the Robert McNeely Photographic Archive

Center Acquires the Robert McNeely Photographic Archive

The Briscoe Center has acquired the Robert McNeely Photographic Archive. McNeely's career in photojournalism includes work as a White House photographer in the administrations of presidents Jimmy Carter and Bill Clinton.

Center Acquires the Bill Helmer Papers

Center Acquires the Bill Helmer Papers

The Briscoe Center has acquired the papers of veteran writer and editor Bill Helmer, who was a pioneer of the underground university press in the 1950s and '60s. Helmer's papers include documentation related to his time at UT Austin editing The Texas Ranger, as well as his work as supervisor for student magazines in the 1965-66 school year.

Confederate telegrams

Briscoe Center Works with Math Department to Decode Secret Confederate Message

A series of previously unintelligible Confederate telegrams in the Briscoe Center's collections has been deciphered thanks to mathematicians at the University of Texas. The telegrams, which convey secret military intelligence to Confederate President Jefferson Davis, were written by Confederate General Kirby Smith in October 1864.

25 Years, 25 Treasures

25 Years/25 Treasures: A Celebration of UT Austin's Briscoe Center for American History

The Dolph Briscoe Center for American History at the University of Texas at Austin presents, "25 Years/25 Treasures," on display at the LBJ Presidential Library from Saturday, Sept. 17, 2016.

Renovation work at the Briscoe Center

Renovation Work at the Briscoe Center

In 2016, the Briscoe Center will undergo the renovation of its public service space in Sid Richardson Hall Unit 2.