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Don E. Carleton

Executive Director of the Briscoe Center for American History at The University of Texas at Austin

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Don E. Carleton Biography

Dr. Don E. Carleton has been executive director of The University of Texas at Austin’s Dolph Briscoe Center for American History since its creation in 1991. From 1979 until 1991, Dr. Carleton was head of the University’s Eugene C. Barker Texas History Center. From 1975 until 1979, he served as founding director of the Houston Metropolitan Research Center (HMRC), an urban history archives project sponsored by Rice University, the University of Houston, and the City of Houston. At HMRC, he established The Houston Review: A Journal of History and Culture of the Gulf Coast.

Dr. Carleton has published and lectured extensively in the fields of local history, archives, historical research methods and sources, urban history, the history of broadcast journalism, and Twentieth Century U.S. political history. He has worked as an historical consultant and lecturer in Nicaragua, Australia, the United Kingdom, France, Italy, Israel, the Czech Republic, Poland, and Romania.

Dr. Carleton’s book Red Scare (Texas Monthly Press, 1985) won the Texas State Historical Association’s Coral Tullis Award for the most important book on Texas published in 1985. His book, A Breed So Rare: The Life of J. R. Parten, Liberal Texas Oil Man, 1896–1992 (Texas State Historical Association, 1998) received the Texas Institute of Letters award for the book written by a Texan in 1998 that has made the greatest contribution to knowledge. Dr. Carleton’s most recent book is Conversations with Cronkite (University of Texas Press, 2010). Other publications include Back Where We Started: A Brief History of Houston (Menil Publications, Houston, 1979), co-authored with Thomas H. Kreneck; Who Shot the Bear? J. Evetts Haley and the Eugene C. Barker Texas History Center (Wind River Press, Austin, TX, 1984); Being Rapoport: Capitalist with a Conscience (University of Texas Press, 2002); Ross Sterling, Texan: A Memoir by the Founder of Humble Oil and Refining Company (University of Texas Press, 2007); Dolph Briscoe: My Life in Texas Ranching and Politics (Center for American History, 2008); and Big Red: Memoirs of a Texas Entrepreneur and Philanthropist (The Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, 2010). Dr. Carleton also has published numerous articles in professional journals, magazines, and newspapers and he serves as editor of the Focus on American History Series of the University of Texas Press. He is the Executive Producer of the historical video documentary When I Rise, which premiered at the SXSW Film Festival in Austin, Texas, in March 2010.

Dr. Carleton was an historical advisor to novelist James A. Michener for his novel Texas (Random House, 1986). He also was a researcher and historical advisor for former CBS newsman and anchor Walter Cronkite’s best selling memoir A Reporter’s Life (Knopf, 1996). From 1995 until 1997, he was an historical consultant for the Cronkite-Ward Company for a series of documentaries on the Discovery Channel. He served as the principal curator for the major exhibit Cronkite: Eyewitness to a Century, which was displayed at the LBJ Presidential Library and Museum in Austin in 2010. Dr. Carleton has been a historical commentator for several television documentaries including JFK: Breaking the News, produced by KERA TV in Dallas (2003); For the Sake of the Song, produced by Fair Retail Films (2010); and The President’s Photographer, produced by the National Geographic Television Channel (2010). He served from 1996 until 2009 as an Oral Historian and Advisory Board member for the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences’ Foundation‘s “Pioneers of Television” project.

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    Don E. Carleton generally travels from Austin, TX, USA, but can be booked for private corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances across the country.
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    AAE Speakers Bureau has successfully booked keynote speakers like Don E. Carleton for clients worldwide since 2002. As a full-service speaker booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Please click the Check Availability button above and complete the form on this page including the details of your event, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book Don E. Carleton for your next private or corporate function.
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    If you’re looking for the best, unbiased speaker recommendations, paired with a top-notch customer service experience, you’re in the right place. At AAE Speakers Bureau, we exclusively represent the interests of our clients - professional organizations, companies, universities, and associations. We intentionally do not represent the speakers we feature or book. That is so we can present our clients with the broadest and best performing set of speaker options in the market today, and we can make these recommendations without any obligation to promote a specific speaker over another. This is why when our agents suggest a speaker for your event, you can be assured that they are of the highest quality with a history of proven success with our other clients.
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Executive Director of the Briscoe Center for American History at The University of Texas at Austin

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Don E. Carleton Biography

Dr. Don E. Carleton has been executive director of The University of Texas at Austin’s Dolph Briscoe Center for American History since its creation in 1991. From 1979 until 1991, Dr. Carleton was head of the University’s Eugene C. Barker Texas History Center. From 1975 until 1979, he served as founding director of the Houston Metropolitan Research Center (HMRC), an urban history archives project sponsored by Rice University, the University of Houston, and the City of Houston. At HMRC, he established The Houston Review: A Journal of History and Culture of the Gulf Coast.

Dr. Carleton has published and lectured extensively in the fields of local history, archives, historical research methods and sources, urban history, the history of broadcast journalism, and Twentieth Century U.S. political history. He has worked as an historical consultant and lecturer in Nicaragua, Australia, the United Kingdom, France, Italy, Israel, the Czech Republic, Poland, and Romania.

Dr. Carleton’s book Red Scare (Texas Monthly Press, 1985) won the Texas State Historical Association’s Coral Tullis Award for the most important book on Texas published in 1985. His book, A Breed So Rare: The Life of J. R. Parten, Liberal Texas Oil Man, 1896–1992 (Texas State Historical Association, 1998) received the Texas Institute of Letters award for the book written by a Texan in 1998 that has made the greatest contribution to knowledge. Dr. Carleton’s most recent book is Conversations with Cronkite (University of Texas Press, 2010). Other publications include Back Where We Started: A Brief History of Houston (Menil Publications, Houston, 1979), co-authored with Thomas H. Kreneck; Who Shot the Bear? J. Evetts Haley and the Eugene C. Barker Texas History Center (Wind River Press, Austin, TX, 1984); Being Rapoport: Capitalist with a Conscience (University of Texas Press, 2002); Ross Sterling, Texan: A Memoir by the Founder of Humble Oil and Refining Company (University of Texas Press, 2007); Dolph Briscoe: My Life in Texas Ranching and Politics (Center for American History, 2008); and Big Red: Memoirs of a Texas Entrepreneur and Philanthropist (The Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, 2010). Dr. Carleton also has published numerous articles in professional journals, magazines, and newspapers and he serves as editor of the Focus on American History Series of the University of Texas Press. He is the Executive Producer of the historical video documentary When I Rise, which premiered at the SXSW Film Festival in Austin, Texas, in March 2010.

Dr. Carleton was an historical advisor to novelist James A. Michener for his novel Texas (Random House, 1986). He also was a researcher and historical advisor for former CBS newsman and anchor Walter Cronkite’s best selling memoir A Reporter’s Life (Knopf, 1996). From 1995 until 1997, he was an historical consultant for the Cronkite-Ward Company for a series of documentaries on the Discovery Channel. He served as the principal curator for the major exhibit Cronkite: Eyewitness to a Century, which was displayed at the LBJ Presidential Library and Museum in Austin in 2010. Dr. Carleton has been a historical commentator for several television documentaries including JFK: Breaking the News, produced by KERA TV in Dallas (2003); For the Sake of the Song, produced by Fair Retail Films (2010); and The President’s Photographer, produced by the National Geographic Television Channel (2010). He served from 1996 until 2009 as an Oral Historian and Advisory Board member for the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences’ Foundation‘s “Pioneers of Television” project.

Don E. Carleton Videos

  • An Evening With Doris Kearns Goodwin & Don Carleton
    September 21, 2022 - Co-sponsored by the LBJ Presidential Library and the Briscoe Center for American History. This program celebrated the Briscoe...
  • Book talk with Thorne Dreyer and Don Carleton
    Activist, journalist, and author Thorne Dreyer joins Don Carleton for a lively discussion on Dreyer's book, Making Waves: The Rag Radio Interviews....

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  • How do I book Don E. Carleton to speak at my event?

    Our experienced booking agents have successfully helped clients around the world secure speakers like Don E. Carleton for speaking engagements, personal appearances, product endorsements, or corporate entertainment since 2002. Click the Check Availability button above and complete the form on this page to check availability for Don E. Carleton, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to discuss your upcoming event. One of our experienced agents will be happy to help you get speaking fee information and check availability for Don E. Carleton or any other speaker of your choice.
  • What are the speaker fees for Don E. Carleton

    Speaking fees for Don E. Carleton, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. The estimated fees to book Don E. Carleton are available upon request for live events and available upon request for virtual events. For the most current speaking fee to hire Don E. Carleton, click the Check Availability button above and complete the form on this page, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak directly with an experienced booking agent.
  • What topics does Don E. Carleton speak about?

    Don E. Carleton is a keynote speaker and industry expert whose speaking topics include Authors, Culture, Journalism, Media, Pol Columnists and Journalists, Political Speakers, Professors, Speakers by Industry, University Speakers.
  • Where does Don E. Carleton travel from?

    Don E. Carleton generally travels from Austin, TX, USA, but can be booked for private corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances across the country.
  • Who is Don E. Carleton’s agent?

    AAE Speakers Bureau has successfully booked keynote speakers like Don E. Carleton for clients worldwide since 2002. As a full-service speaker booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Please click the Check Availability button above and complete the form on this page including the details of your event, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book Don E. Carleton for your next private or corporate function.
  • What is a full-service speaker booking agency?

    AAE Speakers Bureau is a full-service speaker booking agency, meaning we can completely manage the speaker’s or celebrity’s engagement with your organization from the time of booking your speaker through the event’s completion. We provide all of the services you need to host Don E. Carleton or any other speaker of your choice, including offer negotiation, contractual assistance, accounting and billing, and event speaker travel and logistics services. When you book a speaker with us, we manage the process of hosting a speaker for you as an extension of your team. Our goal is to give our clients peace of mind and a best-in-class service experience when booking a speaker with us.
  • Why is AAE Speakers Bureau different from other booking agencies?

    If you’re looking for the best, unbiased speaker recommendations, paired with a top-notch customer service experience, you’re in the right place. At AAE Speakers Bureau, we exclusively represent the interests of our clients - professional organizations, companies, universities, and associations. We intentionally do not represent the speakers we feature or book. That is so we can present our clients with the broadest and best performing set of speaker options in the market today, and we can make these recommendations without any obligation to promote a specific speaker over another. This is why when our agents suggest a speaker for your event, you can be assured that they are of the highest quality with a history of proven success with our other clients.

Don E. Carleton is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics . The estimated speaking fee range to book Don E. Carleton for your event is available upon request. Don E. Carleton generally travels from Austin, TX, USA and can be booked for (private) corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances. Similar motivational celebrity speakers are Emilio Zamora, Vijay Prashad, H.W. Brands, Roberto Lovato and Caleb Gayle. Contact All American Speakers for ratings, reviews, videos and information on scheduling Don E. Carleton for an upcoming live or virtual event.

Don E. Carleton Speaker Videos

  • An Evening With Doris Kearns Goodwin & Don Carleton
    September 21, 2022 - Co-sponsored by the LBJ Presidential Library and the Briscoe Center for American History. This program celebrated the Briscoe Center’s recent acquisition of the papers of...
    Book talk with Thorne Dreyer and Don Carleton
    Activist, journalist, and author Thorne Dreyer joins Don Carleton for a lively discussion on Dreyer's book, Making Waves: The Rag Radio Interviews. Their discussion explores Dreyer’s personal...

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