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Dr. Don Carleton

"I believe the cause of history is one of utmost importance. But even as our mission centers on the preservation of evidence from the past, we must consider the future. That is why I ask you to consider making a gift to the Briscoe Center's Campaign to Make History."

Detail from image of Matthew Naythons, Nicauragua, 1979

"Matthew Naythons' work captured many of the events and themes paramount to our understanding of the 20th century's final quarter," said Dr. Carleton. "We thank Dr. Naythons for enriching the Briscoe Center's already unrivaled photojournalism holdings."

Christmas at Winedale

Christmas at Winedale drew people from all over the state to our 19th-century historical complex near Round Top, Texas. Visitors enjoyed period crafts, games, music, food and theatre. Relive all the folklife fun through slideshows and videos and plan on joining us next year!

Thomas M. Hatfield, photo by Marsha Miller

The Briscoe Center kicked off its fundraising initiative for the Thomas M. Hatfield Seminar Room, as part of the Campaign to Make History, by announcing a $125,000 grant from the Effie and Wofford Cain Foundation. The Hatfield Seminar Room will honor the life and legacy of one of the University's most dedicated educators.

Detail from di_03993, Dolph Briscoe, Sam Rayburn, &Jack Brooks

Congressman Jack Brooks earned national recognition for his major contributions to civil rights legislation, his dogged protection of civil liberties, his role as a watchdog over government spending, and his part in the impeachment proceedings of President Richard Nixon.