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Artifacts, descendants tell story of freed slaves in Texas

Artifacts, descendants tell story of freed slaves in Texas

Recovering a forgotten history of African American life was motivation enough for anthropology graduate student Nedra Lee and her peers to brave the Texas summer heat while excavating an old farmstead in southern Travis County. "Working outdoors always brought a few surprises. There were always toads hopping around; a huge bee tree was only a…   » Continue Reading

Center for American History to be Named for Former Governor Dolph Briscoe

Center for American History to be Named for Former Governor Dolph Briscoe

The Center for American History at The University of Texas at Austin will be named for Dolph Briscoe, former governor of Texas, following gifts totaling $15 million.

Center for American History Awarded Grant for Preservation of Austin Papers

The Center for American History at The University of Texas at Austin has been awarded a "Save America's Treasures" federal grant to support the conservation and general preservation of the Stephen F. Austin Papers.