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Historian featured on Know website, talks about why knowing history matters

Mason Jones, a videographer in The University of Texas' Office of Public Affairs, recorded Dr. Don Carleton, the executive director for the Briscoe Center for American History, on why history is important.

Posted: April 5, 2011
Dr. Don Carleton

Dr. Don Carleton

Don Carleton, of the Briscoe Center for American History, reveals how the stories of our past make up who we are today.

The Briscoe Center is a leading history research center that collects, preserves and displays a range of materials historically relevant to Texas and the United States. The Research and Collections Division is in Sid Richardson Hall on the university campus.

Carleton has been the executive director of the Briscoe Center since its creation in 1991. Read his biography. Watch and listen to the rest of this podcast on the Know website.

Know podcast by Mason Jones. Photo of Carleton by Holly Reed.

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