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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.

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.

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.