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The Way Back: Garnering Gavels

Unlocking the vault of UT history Among UT’s vast collection of artifacts are 160 gavels that once belonged to John Nance Garner. In 1931, as Speaker of the...

 
 

History’s New Home

UT’s Dolph Briscoe Center for American History gets a facelift—and a larger-than-life Jefferson Davis. If you first heard of the Dolph Briscoe Center for American...

 
 

An Underground Journalism Pioneer On His Counterculture Days at UT

Bill Helmer (far right), on a campus visit from NYC, circa 1962 When writer and editor Bill Helmer, BJ ’59, MA ’68, returned to Austin in the early 1960s after...

 
 

The Great Coppini Caper

One UT alum’s search for 24 statues that mysteriously disappeared from campus The mystery began earlier this year at a pizza joint in Dripping Springs, just...

 
 

The Way Back: Old Mane

Tucked away in a collection of Civil War miscellany at the Briscoe Center, this lock of hair was taken from Old Sorrel, the horse that Confederate general Stonewall...

 
 

Making History

After more than 40 years of housing America’s historical treasures, the Briscoe Center for American History is preparing for one of its greatest undertakings—one...

 
 

Rare Color Photos Show the Forty Acres 100 Years Ago

Believed to be the earliest color images taken on campus, these photos are the handiwork of UT physics professor and photography enthusiast John Matthias Kuehne...

 
 

Game On

A first-of-its-kind archive at UT’s Briscoe Center is preserving video game history. In the summer of 1979, a teenager and incoming UT freshman named Richard...

 
 

The Red-Headed Stranger Gives His Archives to UT

A firefighter’s helmet handed over as a token of thanks to a man who gave generously to relief efforts after the 2013 fertilizer plant explosion in West,...

 
 

The Way Back: We Can Do It!

When bombs fell on Pearl Harbor on Dec. 7, 1941, the world changed forever—and so did life at UT. The university underwent a drastic transformation as it restructured...

 
 
 
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