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Shames Photographic Archive

Briscoe Center Acquires Stephen Shames Photographic Archive

The center has acquired the photographic archive of Stephen Shames. Perhaps best known for his role as the Black Panther Party's photographer between 1967 and 1973, Shames has also documented social issues across the United States through award-winning photo essays.

Oil City Blues

Uncle Tom's Oil City Blues

Dr. Henry Wiencek, a postdoctoral fellow at UT's Institute for Historical Studies, shares some of his findings Briscoe Center's from the center's ExxonMobil Historical Collection.

In Memoriam: Clyde Littlefield

In Memoriam: Clyde Littlefield

The Briscoe Center mourns the passing of Clyde Littlefield. Littlefield was a member of the center's advisory council, a lifelong lover of history, and a generous friend.

Briscoe Memoir

Briscoe Memoir Republished

Republished in paperback with a new foreword by historian Dr. Dolph Briscoe IV, Dolph Briscoe: My Life in Texas Ranching and Politics is the memoir of Texas governor Dolph Briscoe as told to Don Carleton, executive director of the Briscoe Center.

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.

Dan Rather: American Journalist

Center Launches Dan Rather: American Journalist

The Briscoe Center proudly presents, Dan Rather: American Journalist, an immersive digital humanities project. Featuring over 2,000 digitized documents, 300 excerpts from 12 oral history interviews, and over 500 video clips.