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  November 2015


Don Carleton

In 2016, we will celebrate two milestones: the center's 25th anniversary and the renovation of its public service space in Sid Richardson Hall. This new space, open in 2017, will include first-class reading and seminar rooms, as well as 4,000 square feet of exhibit space

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Reading Room Rendering

Throughout most of 2016 the center's reading room in Sid Richardson Hall, Unit 2 will be closed, and public service operations moved to the LLILAS Benson Latin American Collection in Sid Richardson Hall Unit 1. The Briscoe Center will strive to meet the needs of researchers during the renovation. We ask for your patience and your feedback.

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Diario de Navegacion

Naval operations were an important aspect of military proceedings during the Texas Revolution. The Briscoe Center's Diario de Navegacion—the logbook of the Mexican Army's schooner Bravo—offers rare insights into the fight at sea.

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Selma 1965

The Briscoe Center acquired the archives of James "Spider" Martin last year. Selma 1965 presents Martin's images of the Selma-to-Montgomery civil rights marches in a single volume for the first time. Drawn exclusively from Martin's archive, Selma 1965 gathers several dozen of his most powerful and poignant images from the three marches, many of which have never been published before.

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Christmas at winedale

Join us for Christmas at Winedale, Saturday, December 12, 2015, from noon to 4 p.m. Visitors are invited to tour period-furnished historic Texas homes while also enjoying demonstrations of blacksmithing, quilting, woodworking, folk dancing, lace making, and pioneer encampment. Children's activities include old-fashioned crafts and games, horse-drawn wagon rides, and a petting zoo. Admission is free and open to the public.

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In Memoriam: Jo Anne Christian

The Briscoe Center mourns the passing of Jo Anne Christian, who died November 12 at the age of 79. She was a member of the Briscoe Center's advisory council and well known in the Austin community for her philanthropic endeavors.