Dear Portal friends: Do you enjoy having history at your fingertips? We’ve appreciated your support over the years, and need your help to keep history alive. Here’s the deal: we’ve received a Challenge Grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities. Now it’s time to keep our word and raise matching funds for the Cathy Nelson Hartman Portal to Texas History Endowment. If even half the people who use the Portal this month give $5, we’d meet our $1.5 million goal immediately! All donations are tax-deductible and support Texas history: yesterday, today, and tomorrow.

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Harris County Archives

About this Partner

The Harris County Archives has partnered with the Portal to provide access to Inquest Records from the Justice of the Peace dating from 1889-1896. These records are great resources for researchers by providing a window into Houston society in the late nineteenth century by documenting responses to suspicious and tragic deaths.

Opened to the public in April 2005, the Harris County Archives maintain administrative, physical, and intellectual control over the permanent and historical records of Harris County, Texas. They provide resources that include county records, manuscripts, oral histories, maps, and other exhibits to the community.

Contact Information

Name: Sarah Canby Jackson, Archivist
Partner URL:

Harris County Archives
1201 Franklin, 12th Floor
Houston, TX 77002

Phone: 713-368-7640
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