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 Selma 1965: The Photographs of Spider Martin by Spider Martin, Eddie Adams: Bigger than the Frame by Eddie Adams, The Making of Hillary Clinton: The White House Years by Robert McNeely, Relentless: The Story Behind the Photographs by Neil Leifer, The Texas Way: Money, Power, Politics, and Ambition at The University by William H. Cunningham, and On The Way: My Life and Times by Frank Denius.
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 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.