Harold Feinstein’s archive to be placed at the Dolph Briscoe Center for American History


We are pleased to announce the partnership between The Harold Feinstein Photography Trust and the Dolph Briscoe Center for American History located at the University of Texas/Austin. After some years of research and discussions with a number of possible places, it became clear that placing Harold’s archive with the Briscoe Center offered the best possible future for his ongoing legacy. The Briscoe Center for American History is one of the nation’s leading research centers for historical study. The Center’s archives, libraries, museums, and historic buildings are part of The University of Texas at Austin’s commitment to collecting, preserving, and making available the evidence of the past. With growing collections in photography and photojournalism and a focus on American’s who have helped to shape and influence their fields, Harold’s broad legacy as both artist and educator will be well-served by the Briscoe Center. From the entire archive of Doris Kearns Goodwin to the photographs of Stephen Shames and Eddie Adams, the Briscoe Center’s prominent role in preserving archives of historical importance makes it just the right place for Harold’s life work. As William Grimes of the New York Times said upon Harold’s death, he was “one of the most accomplished recorders of the American experience.” We look forward to working closely with CEO Don Carleton in coming years and grateful for his guidance and expertise.