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Briscoe Center Hosts Two Significant Conferences

September 2012

AUSTIN, Texas — The Briscoe Center was a co-sponsor of the sixth International Conference on the History of Records and Archives (ICHORA), and held a reception and tour of the Research and Collections division for the conference participants. The August 2 event, part of a three-day conference held at The University of Texas at Austin, featured behind-the-scenes tours of the Briscoe Center’s collections. “We were honored to participate in the conference, and to have the opportunity to share our collections with an international community of archival professionals,” said Brenda Gunn, associate director for research and Janey Slaughter Briscoe archivist.

This summer also brought a group of social studies teachers from around the country to the Briscoe Center as part of the 2012 Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History Summer Seminar for Teachers. The seminar, directed by University of Texas history professor Jeremi Suri, focused on the history of American Foreign Policy since 1898. Participants explored some of the Briscoe Center’s military history collections as part of their week-long program.

Briscoe Center Associate Director Brenda Gunn welcomes Dr. Patricia Galloway and Dr. David B. Gracy II to the ICHORA reception. ICHORA participants Brian Thomas and Dr. Ciaran Trace ICHORA participants Dr. Patricia Galloway, Laura Helton, Sarah Demb and Dr. Dawn Schmitz
Stephanie Malmros, the Briscoe Center’s head of archives, shares highlights of the center’s collections with ICHORA attendees. ExxonMobil Historical Collection Archivist Mat Darby gives ICHORA participants an inside look at the collection. Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History Summer Seminar for Teachers participants visit the LBJ Presidential Library on The University of Texas campus.

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