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Briscoe Center collections provide research materials for Glenn Frankel's new book, The Searchers: The Making of an American Legend

I spent many days at the Briscoe Center researching Cynthia Ann and Quanah Parker and their extended family and the 40-year conflict between Texans and Comanches. The archive materials were extensive, well-organized and accessible, and the staff was invariably friendly and helpful. My work took me to nearly 20 research centers and libraries throughout the United States----none offered a more productive and pleasant experience than the Briscoe Center and I'll always be grateful for their help.
                                                                                                 —Glenn Frankel

Reviews:

Feb. 15, 2013  - The Austin Chronicle "Searching for Cynthia Ann - Glenn Frankel's new book untangles the true story behind 'The Searchers'"

Feb. 23, 2013 - Austin American Stateman.com: "Frankel makes 'The Searchers' come to life"
 

Slideshow of related images from Briscoe Center collections:

Collections Cited:

John Henry Brown Family Papers, 1691–1951

Walter C. Cochran Reminiscences, 1930

B. F. Gholson Papers

Daniel Parker Family Papers

Joseph E. Taulman Collection, 1783–1994

William S. Soule Indians Photograph Album, ca. 1869–1876