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May 2013

 

(L-R) Dr. Don Carleton, Luci Baines Johnson, Senator Kay Bailey Hutchison, President Bill Powers.

Earlier this month, the Briscoe Center was proud to partner with Texas Exes for a book signing that celebrated the release of Senator Kay Bailey Hutchison’s wonderful new book, Unflinching Courage. We’ve also just released our spring newsletter, which has been redesigned and expanded to cover exhibits, collections, acquisitions, divisions, and research.

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Dennis Brack prepares to photograph from the top of the Washington Monument.

Photojournalist Dennis Brack donated his archive to the Briscoe Center in 2008. From this large body of work, he has chosen 225 photographs for a new retrospective exhibition. Brack has covered presidential administrations from John F. Kennedy to Barack Obama, as well as many major news stories from 1963 to the present. The exhibit will run from May 22 to December 20.

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Historypin - modified logo - map pin on detail of UT campus map

The Briscoe Center is pleased to announce its participation in the social media site Historypin, joining hundreds of other institutions in sharing its images online. These photographs and documents, made accessible through digital maps, provide evidence of the history of the University of Texas and Texas itself.

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Briscoe-Garner Museum

On course to re-open, the Briscoe-Garner Museum has a Facebook page for those interested in keeping up to date with developments. Staff post regular updates to help you keep track of renovation work, news stories about the museum, and events connected to the museum’s progress and reopening.

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Book cover for Cronkite's War: His World War II Letters Home

National Geographic has announced the release of Cronkite's War: His World War II Letters Home. The book, by Walter Cronkite IV and historian Maurice Isserman, is based on letters written by Walter Cronkite, then a reporter for United Press, to his wife, Betsy, and his wartime dispatches. The Walter Cronkite Papers, including more than a hundred of Cronkite’s letters to Betsy, are housed at the Briscoe Center.