History Department
History Department

Don E. Carleton

Senior LecturerPh.D., 1978, University of Houston

Senior Lecturer; Executive Director, Briscoe Center for American History
Don E. Carleton



Research interests

Dr. Don Carleton has been executive director of The University of Texas at Austin's Dolph Briscoe Center for American History since its creation in 1991. He holds the J. R. Parten Chair in the Archives of American History. His research interests include 20th century U.S. political and news media history.


Texas State Historical Association's Coral Tullis Award for the most important book on Texas published in 1985 (Red Scare); the Texas Institute of Letters award for the book written by a Texan in 1998 that has made the greatest contribution to knowledge (A Breed So Rare); and Fellow, Texas State Historical Association. Listed in Who's Who in America, he is an elected member of the Texas Institute of Letters and the Philosophical Society of Texas.

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