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In Memoriam: Darryl Heikes

In Memoriam: Darryl Heikes

The Briscoe Center mourns the passing of Darryl Lee Heikes, who died at the age of 79 on Wednesday, September 19, 2018. Heikes was a prominent photojournalist who provided in-depth coverage of presidents Jimmy Carter, Ronald Reagan, George H. W. Bush and Bill Clinton.

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.

Michael Tigar Papers and Project

The Michael Tigar Papers and Project

Michael Tigar, is a defense attorney and human rights lawyer who has argued seven cases before the Supreme Court and over one hundred federal appellate cases. Tigar's papers are also the focus of a digital humanities collaboration between the Bernard and Audre Rapoport Center for Human Rights and Justice and the Briscoe Center.

Briscoe Center Acquires The D Gorton Photographic Archive

D Gorton worked as a White House photographer for the New York Times during the 1970s and '80s. Later he became an important photographer in the film and music industry. His work on the "white South" in 1968-9 was the recent subject of a New York Times feature.

Briscoe Center Acquires Howard Sochurek Photographic Archive

Briscoe Center Acquires Howard Sochurek Photographic Archive

The Briscoe Center has acquired the archive of photojournalist Howard Sochurek (1924-1994) who spent twenty years as a staff photographer and writer for Life magazine.

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.