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October 2014

Lady at the Spinning Wheel (1932)
October 24, 2014 – This year's International Quilt Festival-Houston will open to the public on Oct. 30 at the Brown Convention Center. In honor of the festival's 40th anniversary the Briscoe Center is loaning two quilts for a commemorative Ruby Jubilee exhibit. Lady at the Spinning Wheel (1932) and Feathered Star (1877) are both part of the Winedale Quilt Collection, a scholarly resource for the study of American Quilts.

 

September 2014

Portrait of Miss Lou, detail
September 15, 2014 – The Briscoe Center has completed the first phase of a significant art conservation project at the Sam Rayburn Museum. Four gold medallion presidential portraits as well as one of Rayburn's sister Miss Lou were professionally restored in Dallas. The presidential portraits were made by Victor Lallier and were given to the Rayburn Museum in 1962. The second phase of the work will begin later this fall with the restoration of four more presidential portraits as well as one of Speaker Rayburn.

 

August 2014

American Indian Art Magazine - Autumn 2014
August 1, 2014 – The Autumn 2014 issue of American Indian Art magazine features a beaded bandolier bag from the Briscoe Center's Robert Simpson Neighbors Collection. The 1859 piece was owned by Neighbors, who was deeply involved with Indian affairs in the 1840s and 50s. The bag is currently on display at the Autry National Center of the American West as part of an exhibit the Los Angeles Times has described as "a fascinating show" and "a story of survival."

 

July 2014

Photo of Micael Priest by Alison Beck
July 11, 2014 – Along with the Austin History Center, the Briscoe Center is exhibiting 29 posters at the Bullock Texas State History Museum, July 11 thru September 14. When Austin Got Weird explores the poster artists and music venues that defined Austin's counterculture in the 1960s and '70s. Accompanying the posters are audio clips and interviews that elaborate upon this unique era.

History Detectives Logo
July 10, 2014 – KLRU recently aired an episode of the PBS show History Detectives, which featured research performed at the Briscoe Center regarding a series of murders in Austin in 1884. From PBS: “Three years before Jack the Ripper struck London, a killer—or possibly multiple killers—brutally attacked and murdered eight women in their beds. The heinous crimes stopped as abruptly as they began, and the slayings have remained unsolved for over a century.”

 

May 2014

The Walter Cronkite Memorial at Missouri Western State University
May 1, 2014 – The Walter Cronkite Memorial at Missouri Western State University features many items from the Briscoe Center's Walter Cronkite Papers. Items loaned include one of Cronkite's World War II army caps, army insignia uniform patches, a stapler, pen and notepad with vintage CBS logos, NASA press passes and an Emmy Award for coverage of Apollo 13 and 14. Cronkite was born in St Joseph, Missouri, in 1916. His family moved to Texas in 1927 and he attended UT Austin from 1933-35. Missouri Western hopes the exhibit will "create a fitting memorial to St. Joseph's beloved native son and one of the most important and trusted voices in our country's history."

April 2014

Texas Furniture Exhibit
April 29, 2014 – Last year the center exhibited Texas Furniture From The Ima Hogg Winedale Collection in partnership with the Bullock Texas State History Museum. The exhibit, which showcased pieces from the most significant collection of 19th-century Texas furniture in existence, has been preserved on the center’s website as an interactive 360-degree virtual tour.

Ann Richards
April 24, 2014 – HBO's new documentary All About Ann made extensive use of the Ann W. Richards Papers at the center's Research and Collections Division. The center co-hosted the film's premiere in Austin on April 23. The documentary aired on April 28, with additional screenings throughout May.

March 2014

Sixty from the '60s
March 15, 2014 – Three items from the Briscoe Center's Walter Cronkite Papers are being used in the LBJ Presidential Library and Museum's new exhibit, Sixty from the '60s. The exhibit features photographs, documents, books, clothing, posters, and artwork related to sixty Americans who made an impact on the 1960s.

The Briscoe Center loaned a script, an award, and a reporter's notebook from the Cronkite Papers. The reporter's notebook was used by Cronkite while in Hue, Vietnam, in 1968. The script was read by Cronkite for his editorial during the resulting special report on the Vietnam War. The award was given to Cronkite in 1980.

The three items can be seen alongside original lyrics written by Bob Dylan, a Telstar satellite, a dress worn by Jacqueline Kennedy, Apollo 11 astronaut Buzz Aldrin's communications headset, a boxing glove worn and signed by Muhammad Ali, and an original Peanuts comic strip. The exhibit will be on display until January 4, 2015.

When I Rise poster
March 5, 2014 – The Briscoe Center's award-winning documentary film When I Rise is the powerful story of Barbara Smith Conrad, a gifted University of Texas music student who becomes a target of racial discrimination and ultimately ascends to the heights of international opera. In March, the film was showcased at the Hill Country Film Society's Indie Screening Series in Fredericksburg, Texas. It was also screened in Turku, Finland, as part of EarthAngel's Say It Loud Black History Month program. When I Rise premiered on the PBS series Independent Lens in 2011.

February 2014

detail from cover of Napoleon in America
February 21, 2014 – Shannon Selin’s new book, Napoleon in America, is a work of historical fiction that asks the question, "What if Napoleon Bonaparte had escaped from St. Helena and wound up in the United States?" Selin's work utilized two letters written by Stephen F. Austin, housed at the Briscoe Center, to explore the scenario of Napoleon in Texas.

News to History exhibit logo
February 20, 2014 – The Briscoe Center was proud to co-sponsor, A Personal Look through the White House Lens, at the Richard Nixon Presidential Library & Museum. The program featured two White House photographers, David Hume Kennerly and Eric Draper. Both have placed their archives at the center. The program was held in conjunction with the exhibit News to History: Selections from the Briscoe Center, on display at the Nixon Library through March 2, 2014.

January 2014

image of treaty stone
January 29, 2014 – During a Briscoe Center tour led by Amy Bowman and Alison Beck, members of UT LAMP (Learning Activities for Mature People) peruse archival collections including photographs of the 1900 Galveston hurricane, Walter Cronkite, and UT campus after President Kennedy was assassinated in 1963.

image of treaty stone
January 21, 2014 – The Fort Martin Scott Treaty Stone has been loaned to the City of Fredericksburg. The stone commemorates the signing of the 1850 treaty between the Fort, located near Fredericksburg, and the Indian tribes in the land surrounding. It will be on display at the Vereins Kirche Building of the Pioneer Museum on Fredericksburg's Main Street.

logo for exhibit
January 17, 2014 – Since December 21, the Richard Nixon Presidential Library and Museum has been hosting News to History: Selections from the Briscoe Center. The exhibit has proved popular and has been extended until March 2. Additionally, the exhibit was recently reviewed by the Los Angeles Daily News.

December 2013
 

The University of Texas at Austin President Bill Powers
December 18, 2013 – Bill Powers, president of The University of Texas at Austin, discusses the "little-known UT treasure, the Briscoe-Garner Museum," and praises the work of the Briscoe Center in his Tower Talk blog post.

book jacket for Washington Brotherhood detail
December 1, 2013 – University of North Carolina Press published Rachel A. Shelden's Washington Brotherhood. Professor Shelden, assistant professor of history at Georgia College and State University, was a 2009 Smith Travel Award winner, which is intended for students at other universities who need to conduct in-depth research at the Briscoe Center. The book incorporates research from her study trip to Austin.

November 2013
 

Not Even Past logo with image
November 25, 2013 – University of Texas graduate student Henry Weincek published an article on the  History Department’s blog, Not Even Past, regarding his research on the Briscoe Center’s ExxonMobil Historical Collection.

logo from Nixon Presidential Library
November 27, 2013 – The Briscoe Center's exhibit News to History: Photojournalism and the Presidency will be on display at the Nixon Presidential Library & Museum in Yorba Linda, California, from December 21, 2013, to March 2, 2014.

detail of Slate's logo
November 20, 2013 – Rebecca Onion, on Slate’s history blog The Vault, discusses material from the Briscoe Center's recently published book by Julian Read, JFK's Final Hours in Texas: An Eyewitness Remembers the Tragedy and Its Aftermath. Onion focuses her comments and images on the "...The 'Welcome, JFK!' Banquet That Never Happened."

detail from poster advertising When I Rise.
November 18, 2013 – The Mayo Clinic's Office of Diversity and Inclusion has selected When I Rise, the Briscoe Center's the award-winning documentary film about Barbara Conrad's life, to be screened on November 18, 2013 at its Festival of Cultures Film Festival in Rochester, Minnesota.

Image of de la Pena Diary, di_03363.
November 13, 2013 – The José Enrique de la Peña narrative, from the Briscoe Center collections, is on display at the Bullock Texas State History Museum through December 2013. The Bullock Texas State History Museum’s Fall 2013 Star Magazine, describes the controversy surrounding the diary. Legend has it that Davy Crockett fought to the death at the Alamo, de la Peña’s narrative states otherwise.

Detail from portrait of Julian Read.
November 6, 2013 - Allan Peppard of the Dallas Morning News, discusses the public talk by Julian Read at the Sixth Floor Museum at Dealey Plaza on November 8. Read, Governor John Connally's press representative at the time of the assassination of President John F. Kennedy, also signed copies of his new book JFK's Final Hours in Texas: An Eyewitness Remembers the Tragedy and Its Aftermath which was published by the Briscoe Center.

Image of recent acquisition at the Rayburn Museum, a glass lamp shade.
November 1, 2013 - The Rayburn Museum has two recent acquisitions, an inscribed gavel (SAM Rayburn / Opening 86th Congress / January 6, 1959) and a hand-painted, china lamp shade used in the White House that was a gift to Sam Rayburn from President Harry Truman.

October 2013
 

Image of students listening to a talk in the Winedale Theater Barn.
October 25, 2013 - The 6th annual Winedale Engineering Workshop, held in the Winedale Theater Barn, was attended by approximately 180 engineering students from UT Austin, Rice, and Texas A&M Universities. The event's mission is to facilitate interaction between the electrical and computer engineering communities at the three universities and to encourage joint research. Professor Sanjeev Arora from Princeton University spoke about "Algorithims for Machine Learning Problems with Provable Guarantees" while Professor Piotr Indyk of M.I.T. explained "Faster Algorithims for Sparse Fourier Transform." An interactive poster session, presented by some of the students attending, was held at Winedale's Meadows Conference Center after lunch.

Still image of film shown on Face the Nation; Winston M. Scott Papers, dv_00211.
October 22, 2013 - CBS' "Face the Nation" showed film footage from a 1963 home movie of the wedding reception of Winston Scott and Janet Leddy from the center's Winston M. Scott Papers. Bob Schieffer and author Phil Shenon discussed Scott's unpublished memoirs as CIA Station Chief in Mexico City when Lee Harvey Oswald visited in the weeks before the assassination of President John Kennedy.

Latino Americans - logo
October 15, 2013 - The six-hour documentary Latino Americans broadcast on PBS features photographs and film footage from several collections at the Briscoe Center.

Latino Americans - logo
October 9, 2013 - In his Tower Talk blog, University of Texas President Bill Powers recommend's William H. Cunningham's new book "The Texas Way " published by the Briscoe Center. 

September 2013
 

Professor Carol Adams-Means' Mass Media and Society class from Huston-Tillotson University.
September 25, 2013 - Professor Carol Adams-Means' Mass Media and Society students from Huston-Tillotson University in Austin visited the Briscoe Center for a guided tour of the center's exhibit News to History: Photojournalism and the Presidency at the LBJ Presidential Library.

detail of poem collected by John A. Lomax; Lomax Family Papers; di_01923.
September 24, 2013 - In collaboration with the iSchool at the University of Texas at Austin, the students from the Survey of Digitization class attended a presentation and tour in the digitization work area at the center. The class will digitize significant portions of manuscript and printed materials, as well as photographs, in the center’s John A. Lomax Family Papers.

auditorium during screening of film
September 19, 2013 - A screening and discussion of Cactus Jack: The Political Legacy of John Nance Garner was held on September 19. This documentary, produced by the Briscoe Center for American History in collaboration with the Department of Radio-Television-Film and the School of Journalism, tells the story of John Nance "Cactus Jack" Garner, considered to be among the most powerful vice presidents in U.S. history and one of the most influential members of Congress in the twentieth century. The John Nance Garner Papers reside at the center and the Briscoe-Garner Museum is one of its divisions. 

A White House view of 9/11; lbj_draper_event_80px.jpg
September 11, 2013 - The Briscoe Center recently co-hosted a program, "A White House View of 9/11", with the LBJ Library. White House photographer Eric Draper, whose archives are held at the Briscoe Center, shared his gripping photos and recollections with guests. He was joined by Karen Hughes, counselor to the president; Karl Rove, senior advisor to the president; and Clay Johnson III, assistant to the president for presidential personnel, who shared their experiences traveling with the President or working from the White House that day.

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September 4, 2013 - John Wheat, archives translator and coordinator for sound archives, talked to a digitization class in the UT School of Information, co-taught by Tania Clement and Quinn Stewart. The class will digitize significant portions of manuscript and printed materials, as well as photographs, in the Briscoe Center’s John A. Lomax Family Papers. They will then create a multi-dimensional website that draws all those elements together with the already digitized Lomax field recordings. John's talk introduced the students  to the life and work of John A. Lomax giving context to the materials they would be digitizing. 

 Dirck Halstead's President Bill Clinton hugs Monica Lewinsky; e_dh_0987
September 4, 2013 - CNN's article, "What makes an image unforgettable?", includes two iconic images from the collections of the Briscoe Center, Dirck Halstead's photograph of President Bill Clinton with Monica Lewinsky and Eddie Adams' "Saigon Execution."

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September 2, 2013 - Stephen F. Austin’s 1835 receipt for book purchases is highlighted in an article by Brenda Gunn, associate director for research and collections, on the University of Texas at Austin's Department of History website Not Even Past.

August 2013
 

Flip Schulke, whose collection of images resides at the Briscoe Center.; mlk_ut_80px.jpg
August 26, 2013 - On the fiftieth anniversary of the March on Washington, UT highlights images of Martin Luther King Jr. by the noted photojournalist, Flip Schulke, whose collection of images resides at the Briscoe Center.

dust jacket of Lifeblood: Oil, Freedom, and the Forces of Capital
August 26, 2013 - Matthew T. Huber, author of Lifeblood: Oil, Freedom, and the Forces of Capital cites the Briscoe Center in his acknowledgements. He writes: "This book is a work of scholarship that more than anything else relied on documents – primary sources, newspapers, magazines, and academic literature, among other resources. My access to these varied texts was enhanced by numerous gracious and committed staff members at a variety of institutions. Thanks to the many resourceful archivists at…the University of Texas – Austin's Dolph Briscoe Center for American history,… Thanks to Matthew Darby at the Dolph Briscoe Center for digging up an old collection of Esso ads from the 1950s."

George Sanger
August 23, 2013 - ♫ Beep, Boop, La La La: The George Sanger Collection at UT Austin Videogame Archive. This very interesting blog post by Mike Ashenfelder for The Signal - Digital Preservation Blog at the Library of Congress not only describes George Sanger's work and his collection but also the technical challenges digital archivists face in preserving digital files.

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August 1, 2013 - UT posts image on Faceboook of the UT Longhorn Band in "Texas Script" formation. Photograph is from the UT Longhorn Band Records; di_02242.

July 2013
 

detail from Bullock Museum's Artifact Spotlight newsletter.
July 26, 2013 - Texas Artifact Spotlight highlights an engraved silver tray from the Sam Rayburn Papers now on display at the Bullock Texas State History Museum. Given to Rayburn in 1959 it reads, "To Sam Rayburn Whose Abilities Made Him Speaker of the House and whose Warmth and Concern Made Him Our Friend." 

Detail from an image taken from the UT Tower
July 17, 2013 - The University of Texas at Austin posted historical photos of the UT Tower from the Briscoe Center collections on Tumblr to mark the 77th anniversary of the opening of the its observation deck.

From left, Westbanker and sponsor/home host David Garza, niece Hillary Hogg, Westbanker and mother Janell Chesnutt, Westbanker and sponsor/home host Dr. John Hogg. Photo by Holly Jackson.
July 17, 2013 - Holly Jackson, Westlake Picayune Contributing Writer to statesman.com, reports about the Briscoe Center for American History and the Texas State History Museum Foundation fundraiser supporting the furniture exhibit from philanthropist Ima Hogg’s Winedale Collection, the most significant Texas furniture collection in the nation. An evening with museum curator and historian Lonn Taylor was held at the hillside home of West Lake Hills residents David Garza and Dr. John Hogg.

Warren Specter
July 17, 2013 - Warren Specter, whose archives are housed at the Briscoe Center, speaks about UT's new Denius-Sams Gaming Academy certification program starting in the 2014 fall semester. Materials from the Briscoe Center's video game archive were used in this presentation and are available for archival study. Part of the College of Communication, the gaming program is designed for students looking for leadership training in the field of video game production. Students can learn more about the Briscoe Center's video game holdings here.

detail from Bullock Museum's Artifact Spotlight newsletter.
July 12, 2013 - Texas Artifact Spotlight focuses on a pie safe, ca. 1880, one of 36 pieces of furniture from Winedale in the exhibit Texas Furniture From The Ima Hogg Winedale Collection, beginning July 13, 2013, at the Bullock Texas State History Museum.

Walter Cronkite (on the far right) with flyers while he was working as a UPI correspondent during World War II. This photo is believed to be from 1944. Photo courtesy of  the Dolph Briscoe Center for American History at the University of Texas at Austin.
July 10, 2013 - KUT's Jennifer Stayton talks with Walt Cronkite about his grandfather's letters home during World War II. The Briscoe Center houses Walter Cronkite's professional and personal papers.

Margaret Schlankey talks to Gilder Lehrman Institute teachers in Briscoe Center reading room.

June 2013
 

detail from George Washington Letter
June 13, 2013 - Erin Griffin in an article in "The Alcalde" talks with Texas Ex, Barron U. Kidd, who donated an original George Washington letter to the Briscoe Center. 

detail from George Washington Letter
June 6, 2013 - News outlets across the state report the Briscoe Center's acquisition of a letter handwritten by George Washington, including the Austin American StatemanBryan-College Station EagleCBS DFWDallas NewsFort Worth Star-Telegram, and the Quorum Report.

detail from Bullock Museum's Artifact Spotlight newsletter.
June 3, 2013 - Texas Artifact Spotlight tells the story of the Alamo Secession flag, ca. 1861. This flag from the Briscoe Center's collections is now on display at the Bullock Texas State History Museum.

May 2013
 

Detail from President George W. Bush and aides at a Sarasota elementary school on Sept. 11, 2001. Eric Draper Photographic Archive, Briscoe Center for American History, University of Texas at Austin.
May 20, 2013 - The Statesman's Ken Herman on the Briscoe Center exhibit, News to History: "photos that will remind you of the unparalleled power of a still image."

Detail of Barbara Conrad performing the title role of Carmen opposite Jacque Trussel as Don José in the Houston Grand Opera production of Carmen (1974).  Photo Credit:  Fred Bunch. Briscoe Center.
May 6, 2013 - Matthew Bannister, host of the BBC World Service radio show, Outlook, interviews Barbara Smith Conrad. The interview can be heard online (jump to 34:28). Outlook, features extraordinary personal stories from around the world. The Briscoe Center, home to Barbara Conrad's papers, also produced When I Rise, the award-winning documentary film about Barbara Conrad's life.
Detail from book cover of Cronkite's War
May 2, 2013 - National Geographic announces the release of Cronkite's War: His World War ll Letters Home. The book, by Walter Cronkite lV and historian Maurice Isserman, is based on letters written by Cronkite to his wife Betsy, and his wartime dispatches. The Walter Cronkite Papers including more than a hundred of his letters to Betsy are housed at the Briscoe Center.

April 2013
 

Detail from book cover of Front Row Seat by Eric Draper
April 30, 2013 - A new book by the University of Texas Press, Front Row Seat: A Photographic Portrait of the Presidency of George W. Bush, presents an extraordinary collection of images, many never before published, by former Chief White House Photographer Eric Draper. Front Row Seat is part of the Focus on American History Series with The University of Texas at Austin’s Dolph Briscoe Center for American History.

History Department logo
April 30, 2013 - The Briscoe Center recently co-sponsored the Historic Natchez Conference: From Civil War to Civil Rights. Read about two UT History Department graduate students that presented at the conference and used materials from the Briscoe Center.

Historypin
April 29, 2013 - The Briscoe Center for American History is pleased to announce its participation in the social media site Historypin.

Barbara Conrad
April 23, 2013 - Lauren Barnes, A&E editor for the PatriotTalon, the student newspaper for the University of Texas at Tyler, announces the screening of When I Rise at Theatre 20 @ Potter Place in Tyler.

When I Rise poster
April 23, 2013 - Stewart Smith reports in the Tyler Morning Telegraph that "When I Rise should be required viewing."  When I Rise will be shown in Tyler on April 26-27 and May 3-4.

Detail of a photograph of  Frances T. "Sissy" Farenthold
April 3, 2013 - The Bernard and Audre Rapoport Center for Human Rights and Justice at the University of Texas School of Law receives grant from the Creekmore and Adele Fath Charitable Foundation to launch the Frances T. "Sissy" Farenthold Archives Project. The Rapoport Center will work on the project in conjunction with the Briscoe Center, where Farenthold’s papers are located.

March 2013
 

Detail of a photograph by Diana Walker of Hillary Clinton.
March 15, 2013 - View video of acclaimed photojournalists Diana Walker and Lucian Perkins as they discuss their favorite photographs in the News to History: Photojournalism and the Presidency exhibit, as well as comment on their own experiences covering the presidency.

Lucian Perkins discusses a photograph with fellow photojournalist Diana Walker and moderater Neal Spelce.
March 14, 2013 - Lucian Perkins discusses a photograph with fellow photojournalist Diana Walker and moderater Neal Spelce. Read about this event sponsored by the Briscoe Center and the LBJ Presidential Library in Jeremy Thomas's Daily Texan article "Renowned photojournalists discuss history through photographs."

Fred Cantu, reporter for KEYE News
March 12, 2013 - Fred Cantu, reporter for KEYE TV news, tours the Briscoe Center exhibit at the LBJ Presidential Library, News to History: Photojournalism and the Presidency

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March 8, 2013 - Phil Coomes, picture editor for the BBC News in Pictures, showcases the Briscoe Center exhibit at the LBJ Presidential Library, News to History: Photojournalism and the Presidency.

detail from cover for The Searchers
March 5, 2013 - Briscoe Center collections provide rich resource for Glenn Frankel author of The Searchers: The Making of an American Legend.

February 2013
 

"Old Glory goes up on Mt. Suribachi, Iwo Jima" Photographed by Joe Rosenthal, 1945. Copyrighted.
February 20, 2013 - Culture Map Austin reviews the Briscoe Center exhibit at the LBJ Presidential Library, News to History: Photojournalism and the Presidency.

Album Cover
February 18, 2013 - The Austin American Stateman reported the recent release of I, Too, a CD on Longhorn Music, the Butler School of Music's label at the University of Texas at Austin. Pianist Artina McCain and soprano Icy Simpson tapped into the Briscoe Center's African-American spiritual music collections for this recording. Icy Simpson had surveyed the Center's holdings of African-American gospel music.

News to History logo
February 14, 2013 - The University of Texas showcases the Briscoe Center's News to History exhibit.  

When I Rise poster

February 12, 2013 - Don Carleton discusses the origins of When I Rise on the Austin's Film Society's Slackerwood blog.  


image from interview
February 11, 2013 - Dr. Thomas M. Hatfield, director of the Military Institute at the Briscoe Center, discusses James Earl Rudder and the role of the military in history in an interview on Decision Point, KSCE El Paso.

Detail image from from Hooked In Spring 2013
February 6, 2013 - Hooked In, The University of Texas at Austin, College of Communication, Spring 2013 newsletter, shared images of Walter Cronkite from the Briscoe Center collections.

Campaign button for Morris Sheppard, Briscoe Center, Morris Sheppard Papers, di_06287.
February 1, 2013 - The Mount Pleasant Daily Tribune reports the debut of the film, Modern Icarus: The Story of Morris Sheppard. Members of the Northeast Texas Community College chapter of the Walter Prescott Webb Society created the film, using the Morris Sheppard Papers housed at the Briscoe Center for their research.

January 2013
 

Detail image from cover of Red Scare! by Don Carleton

January 28, 2013 - The Texas Observer references Red Scare! by Don Carleton in their article Texas Media Lent Credence to Anti-Socialist Hysteria In the ’60s—Has Anything Changed?


Portrait of John Lomax, Sr. - detail from di_04237
January 26, 2013 - Briscoe Center sound archivist John Wheat interviewed by the Houston Chronicle for their article 80 years ago, folklorists found America's Songs.

Texas Independent Film Network logo
January 18, 2013 - The Daily Sentinel reports the presentation of the Briscoe Center's award-winning documentary film, When I Rise, as the concluding film in the Fall 2012 Nacogdoches Texas Film Festival. This is the first showing of When I Rise as a selection in the Independent Film Network’s Spring 2013 program.

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January 16, 2013 - "MLK's mark on UT: A look back at a day the civil rights leader spent on campus" by Denise Gamino of the Austin-American Statesman is illustrated with an image from the center's UT Texas Student Publications Photographs collection.

Texas Independent Film Network logo
January 15, 2013 - The Briscoe Center's award-winning documentary film, When I Rise, is the first film in the Texas Independent Film Network’s Spring 2013 program. This inspiring true story will be featured in venues across Texas.

Image of amateur radio operator equipment outside the Sam Rayburn Museum.
January 7, 2013 - Amateur radio operators participate in the commemoration of the 131st birthday of Sam Rayburn at the Sam Rayburn Museum as reported in the North Texas e-News article "Remembering Rayburn" by Allen Rich.

December 2012
 

Barbara Smith Conrad in "Aida," Photo by Marc Raboy, Courtesy Bess Pruitt Records, The Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin
December 8, 2012 - Sixteen objects and numerous photographs are part of the Women Shaping Texas in the 20th Century exhibit at the Bullock Texas State History Museum, December 8, 2012 - May 19, 2013. Included are a "Votes for Women" broadside (ca. 1918), Alamo pocket mirrors, and a 1919 diary of Jane McCallum, a leader in the woman suffrage movement and former Texas Secretary of State. Also included are photographs and objects from the papers of mezzo-soprano Barbara Smith Conrad.

November 2012
 

Coach Royal
November 30, 2012 - John Wheat remembers Coach Darrell Royal on NPR's "Only A Game" with Bill Littlefield.  John Wheat, historian and archivist at the Briscoe Center, co-authored Darrell Royal's autobiography.

Ann Richards
November 30, 2012 - The University of Texas at Austin reviews Let the People In: the Life and Times of Ann Richards by Jan Reid with a slideshow of images from the Ann W. Richards Papers at the Briscoe Center.

Detail from 1882 image showing the laying of the cornerstone for the University of Texas at Austin's "Old Main". Brisco Center di_08222.
November 28, 2012 - The University of Texas at Austin posts the Briscoe Center's 1882 image of the laying of west wing cornerstone as construction began on "Old Main."

October 2012
 

Author Jan Reid
October 26, 2012 - Jan Reid, author of Let the People In: The Life and Times of Ann Richards, talks to The Austin Chronicle on Ann Richards' legacy. Jan Reid's book used many materials from the Briscoe Center.

Ann Richards image from the Briscoe Center.
October 12, 2012 - The Washington Post reviews Let the People In: the Life and Times of Ann Richards by Jan Reid with a slideshow of images from the Ann W. Richards Papers at the Briscoe Center.

book jack for Let the People In published by UT Press
October 1, 2012 - Jan Reid, author of Let the People In: The Life and Times of Ann Richards, mentions the Briscoe Center while talking Texas Monthly. Ann Richards' papers are housed at the Briscoe Center.

handwriting expert
October 2012 - Briscoe Center materials were featured on the BBC's "The One Show". A letter from Jackie Collins to Dominick Dunne was used for a handwriting analysis.

Archivist Stephanie Malmros presents during Professor Jacqueline Jones' HIS 389 class.
October 12, 2012 - Archivist Stephanie Malmros presents during Professor Jacqueline Jones' HIS 389 class.

September 2012
 

Archivist Brenda Gunn hosting a screening of The Briscoe Center's award winning documentary, "When I Rise" for Professor Gretchen Ritter's Government class this morning.
September 28, 2012 - Archivist Brenda Gunn hosts screening of the Briscoe Center's award winning documentary, "When I Rise" for Professor Gretchen Ritter's Government class.

July 2012
 

book jacket for Taking it Big
July - Several years ago Stanley Aronowitz researched the C. Wright Mills papers held at the Briscoe Center. He recently published Taking It Big: C. Wright Mills and the Making of Political Intellectual, Columbia University Press, 2012. C. Wright Mills was born in Waco and studied at the University of Texas at Austin.

Detail from book jacket, Douglas Brinkley's Cronkite.
July 7, 2012 - Professor Douglas Brinkley, formerly a Distinguished Fellow of the Briscoe Center, is the author of Cronkite, just published by Harper Collins. In addition to interviewing nearly two hundred people, Brinkley found great value in the Cronkite’s papers held at the Briscoe Center.