The Briscoe Center for American History at The University of Texas at Austin is pleased that the archives held by the 376th Heavy Bombardment Group have been donated to the Briscoe Center and are now part of the center’s rich military history archives.
The center's collections embrace more than three hundred years of military affairs, including many aspects of America's involvement in foreign wars, from Mexico to Iraq with emphasis on World War II. These resources are available in a variety of formats, including institutional records, historical manuscripts, maps, newspapers, broadsides, photographs, and oral histories. Letters and diaries from soldiers in the field, combat photographs from America's leading photojournalists, reminiscences of war veterans, muster rolls of fighting units, posters, and broadsides with patriotic calls to action all form part of the center's rich store of resources for the study of military history. To learn more about the military history collections at the Briscoe Center visit:
To assist the center in making its military history collections
available to students, scholars, and the general public for research,
the 376th Heavy Bombardment Group has committed to raising $100,000 to
fund an endowed graduate internship in archival enterprises. The
intern’s work will focus on processing military history collections with
priority on the archives of the 376th Heavy Bombardment Group.
The endowment campaign was launched with a generous gift from Ed Clendenin and the board of directors totaling $25,000. A balance of $75,000 remains to be raised.
distributed from the endowment shall be used as determined by the
director of the Briscoe Center to provide stipends for graduate students
in archival enterprises focused on using best practices to process,
maintain, and make available the center’s military history collections
with preference to material donated by the 376th Heavy Bombardment Group
and its members. Should the corpus of the endowment grow over time to a
sufficient size to support additional activities related to military
history collections, those activities may include, but are not limited
to (1) the acquisition of papers of individuals, records of
organizations, photographs, audio, visual, and born digital material
related to military history, (2) to provide for additional staff,
activities, and programs associated with the preservation, development,
curation, and use of the military history collections, and (3) for other
purposes that advance the military history collection’s goals: “to
collect, organize, and disseminate information concerning all aspects of
military history; to promote wide public knowledge of military history;
and to cooperate actively with individuals and institutions having
When you contribute to the Briscoe Center, there are a variety of payment methods available to you. You can support the 376th Heavy Bombardment Group Endowed Graduate Internship with an outright gift, with a gift of stock, as a pledge of up to five years, through a bequest, or other planned giving method.
If you have archival material from the 376th Heavy Bombardment Group
that you would like to contribute, please contact Stephanie Malmros,
Director for Research and Collections, at
Outright donations made by cash, check, or credit cards are the easiest
to make. They are also tax deductible in the year they are given.
There is a form included in this newsletter, which will facilitate your contribution.
To make a gift by credit card visit:
or call the Briscoe Center’s Development Office at 512-495-4369 to make the gift over the phone.
Mail gifts made by check (payable to The University of Texas at Austin with the Briscoe Center-376th Internship in the memo line) with the enclosed pledge form or with a letter stating your intended purpose to:
Briscoe Center for American History
The University of Texas at Austin
2300 Red River St. Stop D1100
Austin, Texas 78712
The Briscoe Center also gratefully accepts pledges—gifts that are paid out over time. You can make a pledge commitment and set up a payment schedule that works best for you: annually, quarterly, or monthly over a period of up to five years from the initial pledge. Pledge payments can be funded with cash, checks, credit cards, securities, or other assets.
You may be able to double or even triple your gift to the Briscoe
Center. Many employers sponsor matching gift programs to match
charitable contributions made by their employees. To find out if your
company matches your gifts, visit
or visit your company’s human resources department. Complete the form provided by your company and mail it to:
Briscoe Center for American History
The University of Texas at Austin
Matching Gift Coordinator
P.O. Box 7458
Austin, Texas 78713
Gifts of appreciated securities and closely held stock can be extremely beneficial—both to you and to the Briscoe Center. You may receive an income tax deduction equal to the fair market value of the securities and reduce or eliminate capital gains taxes. The University of Texas System Office of Development and Gift Planning Services coordinates gifts of stock and mutual funds. Proceeds from the sale of these assets are directed to any program you wish. Please contact Charlotte Hambrick at
firstname.lastname@example.org or 512-499-4300
or Lisa Avra, Briscoe Center, at
email@example.com or 512-495-4696 for more information.
Congress has permanently extended the opportunity for Americans to
make direct transfers from their Individual Retirement Accounts (IRAs)
to public charities. While individuals may begin taking distributions
from their IRAs as early as age 59½, they are required to begin taking
them at age 70½. The mandatory distribution often creates a tax burden,
even if the individual donates the money to charity.
With the IRA Charitable Rollover provision, established under the Pension Protection Act, donors of at least age 70½ can donate up to $100,000 to charitable organizations directly from their IRA, without treating the distribution as taxable income. By funding a gift to benefit the Briscoe Center with an IRA charitable distribution, you can save on your taxes and enjoy watching your gift at work in your lifetime. Your IRA charitable distribution can fund your annual gift or pledge payments on a major gift or endowment.
To learn more about how to make the greatest impact with your gift and for sample IRA beneficiary designation language, contact Lisa Avra at firstname.lastname@example.org
A planned gift can be used to fund your gift goals at the Briscoe
Center. Such gifts can be made now or deferred to a later time. Some
enable you to support the Briscoe Center, receive tax benefits, and
sustain your current lifestyle. Such gifts include bequests through a
will, retirement plan assets, and charitable trusts. For more
information contact UT’s Gift Planning team at 866-488-3927 or visit