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On with the Fight!: Women’s Activism in the Briscoe Center’s Collections

23 June @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Welcome back! The Briscoe Center for American History has reopened our exhibition galleries in Sid Richardson Hall with the safety of our visitors and staff as our top priority.

New hours: Weekdays 10 a.m. to noon; 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.

“On with the Fight!” illustrates the achievements, contradictions, and complexities of women’s activism in Texas and across the United States since the Civil War. The exhibit is drawn from the center’s extensive social justice and women’s history collections, including the papers of Ann Richards, Frances “Sissy” Farenthold, Molly Ivins, Alice Embree, and Frieda Werden, as well as the Women’s Commonwealth Archive, the Lesbian Issues Collection, the Labor Movement of Texas Collection, and the Texas Woman’s Christian Temperance Union Scrapbook.

The Texas Observer at 65 presents a selection from across the Observer’s history. The publication’s archive is housed at the Briscoe Center, along with the papers and records of some of its most notable contributors and supporters, including John Henry Faulk, J. R. Parten, Molly Ivins, and Bernard Rapoport.



Dolph Briscoe Center For American History
2300 Red River Street Sid Richardson Hall Unit 2
Austin, TX 78712 United States
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