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The Andy Paris Collection

The Andy Paris Collection

The Briscoe Center has acquired the collection of Andy Paris, who in 1947 was dubbed "the bubblegum king" by Life magazine. Paris cornered the U.S. market on gum after World War II building a factory in South Texas, and creating a distribution empire across the nation.

The Fred Baldwin and Wendy Watriss Archives

The Fred Baldwin and Wendy Watriss Archives

Award-winning photographers Fred Baldwin and Wendy Watriss have donated their extensive archives to the Briscoe Center. Their archives illustrate an array of social, cultural, and political currents in American life since the 1950s.

Abbie Hoffman Papers

Briscoe Center Acquires Abbie Hoffman Papers

The Briscoe Center for American History has acquired the papers of political activist Abbie Hoffman (1936—1989), which join others at the center related to social and racial justice, anti-war protest and environmental activism, as well as political organization and free speech activities across the ideological spectrum.

Ramblin' Jack Elliot: A Texas Ramble

Ramblin' Jack Elliot: A Texas Ramble

The Briscoe Center has acquired the film archives of Ramblin' Jack Elliott: A Texas Ramble. Directed by Dee Brown and Bruce Bryant, the film documents the life, travels, and stories of folk music legend Jack Elliot, who was mentored by Woody Guthrie and in turn mentored Bob Dylan.