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  • "Willie Nelson is an iconic American and an iconic Texan, so it's fitting that the Briscoe Center for American History should help safeguard his archives," said Bill Powers, UT president. "Because of his generous gift, scholars for decades to come will have access to the inner workings of his creativity and will better understand his influence on American culture."

    Nelson donating awards, archives to Briscoe Center →

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