Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, University of Texas at Austin

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Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, University of Texas at Austin

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Through stewardship, scholarship, and outreach, the Dolph Briscoe Center for American History increases knowledge and fosters exploration of our nation's past.

As a leading history research center, we collect, preserve, and make available documentary and material culture evidence encompassing key themes in Texas and U.S. history. Researchers, students, and the public use our collections for a wide range of academic, professional, and personal uses. Our collections also inspire our own projects, including books, exhibits, programs, films, and educational materials. The Dolph Briscoe Center for American History is an organized research unit and public service component of The University of Texas at Austin.

Items in the Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, University of Texas at Austin Collection

Vice President Hubert H. Humphrey expresses gratitude to Texas Congressman Jack Brooks for his support of the Voting Rights Act of 1965.

"Pickle's Washington Report" chronicles Texas Congressman Jake Pickle's backing of the Voting Rights Act. His support was tempered by his belief that the poll tax issue should be decided by the states rather than the federal government.

A San Antonio businessman urges Rep. Henry B. Gonzalez to support President Johnson's increased funding requests for the Vietnam War. Rep. Gonzalez responds with luke-warm support for President Johnson's Vietnam policy, stating that he is "not…