Briscoe Center Hosts Two Significant Conferences
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.