Dolph Briscoe Center for American History

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The Dolph Briscoe Center for American History features a number of collections on the Portal consisting of the Huth Papers, the correspondence and writings of Lorenzo de Zavala, the Moses and Stephen F. Austin Papers, the Winkelmann Photograph Collection and a vast store of early Texas newspapers.

Huth Papers - August Ferdinand Louis Huth (1813-1892) who settled in Texas in the 1840's was a merchant, public official and entrepreneur. The collection consists of letters and business correspondence.

Lorenzo de Zavala - Empresario, Statesman and Texas Revolutionary De Zavala helped pen the Texas Constitution, and later served as Santa Anna's interpreter after the battle of San Jacinto. The collection consists of correspondence before and during the Texas Revolution.

Moses and Stephen F. Austin Papers - Consists of transcribed letters dating from 1794 to 1879 exchanged between members of the Austin family. Considered the father of Texas by many, Stephen F. Austin (1793-1836) carried out his father's plan for the Anglo colonization of Mexican Texas.

Winkelmann Photograph Collection - The negatives of the Winkelmann collection span nearly nine decades and document Brenham as well as surrounding communities in Washington and Lee counties.

Early Texas Newspapers - More than 8,000 newspaper issues dating from 1829 to 1936 including The Telegraph and Texas Register and The Civilian Gazette.

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Dolph Briscoe Center for American History
The University of Texas at Austin
Sid Richardson Hall 2.101
1 University Station D1100
Austin, Texas 78712-033

Phone: 512-495-4385