As a leading history research center, the Briscoe Center is home to book projects based on our archival, artifact, and library collections. From photography monographs to political histories to memoirs, the Briscoe Center’s holdings have inspired a range of titles encompassing key themes in Texas and U.S. history.
The Briscoe Center's ambitious publishing program has produced such books as Conversations with Cronkite by Walter Cronkite and Don Carleton, 100,000 Hearts: A Surgeon’s Memoir by Denton Cooley, How Things Really Work: Lessons from a Life in Politics by Bill Hobby with Saralee Tiede, Dolph Briscoe: My Life in Texas Ranching and Politics as told to Don Carleton, and Extraordinary Circumstances: The Presidency of Gerald R. Ford by Pulitzer Prize-winning photographer David Hume Kennerly.
The Briscoe Center partners with the University of Texas Press for the Focus on American History Series, which includes titles such as the award-winning From Bloodshed to Hope in Burundi: Our Embassy Years during Genocide by Robert and Kathleen Krueger, Russell Lee Photographs: Images from the Russell Lee Photograph Collection, and Danger Pay: Memoir of a Photojournalist in the Middle East by Carol Spencer Mitchell, and the forthcoming Texas Furniture: The Cabinetmakers and Their Work, 1840-1880 Vol. II by Lonn Taylor and David Warren.
The Briscoe Center has also collaborated with other presses to publish books based on our collections, such as Calvin Littlejohn: Portraits of a Community in Black and White, published by TCU Press. The Barker Texas History Series at the Texas State Historical Association features titles such as William Pitt Ballinger: Texas Lawyer, Southern Statesman, 1825–1888 by John Anthony Moretta, and Behold the People: R. C. Hickman's Photographs of Black Dallas, 1949–1992.