Each subject guide listed below is tailored to the specific characteristics of its research topic. The formats of the guides vary with the subject matter, but each directs the researcher to key resources within the Center's collections. Many of the guides include useful contextual information such as inclusive years, physical size, historical context, and collection strengths.
The subject guides are useful in identifying promising resources to explore. The next step is to examine the more detailed finding aids or the University of Texas Online Catalog to determine exact access codes or call numbers. Please contact our Reference Services staff if you have any questions.
Due to the changing needs of researchers and new additions to the collections, existing guides are regularly updated and new guides created. You are welcome to send recommendations for future guide topics to our reference desk.
We will be adding links to the guides as we publish them online. Printed copies are available in the Research and Collections Division's reading room at the University of Texas.
The Dolph Briscoe Papers:
These materials include extensive information about Briscoe's activities as a rancher, oilman, banker, and civic leader.
Descriptions of and inventories for selected archival and manuscript holdings.
German American Resources:
Selected resources including: Immigration (General & Regional), Biography/Genealogy, Church Records, & Music and the Arts.
Bibliography containing selected materials relating to the study of labor and laborers.
Latino History and Culture:
This selected bibliography offers a few examples of the many resources relating to Latinos in Texas available at the Briscoe Center.
Mathematics, Archives of American:
Major strengths of the AAM are in topology, mathematics education, analysis, number theory, logic, and the mathematical foundations of physics.
Media History Archives:
Includes the papers of media professionals, the archives of media industries, the archives of photojournalists, and special-focus collections on media issues.
Music-related collections include sound recordings, manuscript and printed sheet music, photographs, videocassettes, and poster art.