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The Briscoe Center strives to provide online access to its historical documentation. Through this page, the public can discover documents, photographs, illustrations, book excerpts, moving images, sound recordings, and even artifacts digitized by the Briscoe Center’s staff. The public can also learn more about born-digital resources acquired by the Briscoe Center. Access to some items may be restricted to the Briscoe Center’s reading room due to copyright concerns.

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Additional Online Resources from the Briscoe Center

Digitized, curated, and enhanced Briscoe Center collection materials maintained and hosted by the Briscoe Center or other archives and libraries.

Bexar Archives Online - detail of signature
Bexar Archives Online
Selections of original documents and translations, with document descriptions search and other access enhancements
Rich Media - Detail from digitzed Lecture by John Hope Franklin
Rich Media
Moving images and sound recordings enriched with access tools such as cartographic data, transcripts, and indexes synchronized to audio/visual content.
Sanborn Maps
Sanborn Maps
Digitized and hosted by UT Libraries: Sanborn Fire Insurance Map Collection, 1877-1951, detailing the built environment of some 426 Texas cities and towns.
UT Digital Repository - logo
UT Digital Repository
Born-digital content migrated from the Briscoe Center's holdings to UT Libraries-hosted repository. Access to some content restricted to Briscoe Center's reading room.
The Portal to Texas History logo
Documents, Newspapers, & Images
Digitized and hosted by the Portal to Texas History, UNT Libraries
Robert Runyon Collection The South Texas Border, 1900–1920
Robert Runyon Collection
A unique visual resource documenting the Lower Rio Grande Valley during the early 1900s.
Photojournalism and the American Presidency
Photojournalism and the American Presidency
Photography exhibit that examines the powerful relationship between the almighty camera lens and the office of the president.
Study of the Spanish-Speaking People of Texas
Study of the Spanish-Speaking People of Texas
Digitized photographs taken by Russell Lee between April and July 1949 in Corpus Christi, San Angelo, San Antonio, and El Paso.