Dolph Briscoe Center for American History
When you hear me, you know it's me, regardless of the song.
The Briscoe Center's music collections include some 50,000 commercial and field recordings, embracing every genre of music from traditional cowboy songs to urban hip–hop. These include fiddle tunes, western swing, gospel music, blues, jazz, rock, musical theater, and traditional Anglo, African American, Cajun, Czech, German, and Mexican American folk music.
The Briscoe Center houses extensive collections of research materials related to Texas music. Currently on display at Sid Richardson Hall is a small sampling drawn from the Center's collections documenting the musical history of Austin and the Lone Star State.
The Briscoe Center houses 400 digitized works of Texas poster art, exhibiting the innovative designs inspired by the counter culture and psychedelic music movements of the 1960s.
Tom Wright, former photographer and manager for the British rock group, The Who, chronicled the band's artistic evolotion from the lae 1960s to the early 1990s. Wright also served as photographer for the Rolling Stones, Rod Stewart and the Faces, the James Gang, J. D. Souther, the Thunderbirds, Elvis Costello, Bob Seeger, the Eagles, and others.
Three chords and the truth - that's what a country song is.
Sid Richardson Hall 2.106, 2300 Red River St. Stop D1100, Austin TX, 78712-1426