Austin History Center, Austin Public Library

History

In 1955, the Austin Public Library established a small file devoted to local history called the Austin-Travis County Collection. The Collection grew from a single file folder into a separate section of the Library's Reference Department. After the opening of the new John Henry Faulk Central Library, the original central Austin Public Library building became the Austin History Center.

The Austin History Center collects and preserves historical records documenting Austin's history from before its founding in 1839 to the present. The AHC receives records through donations from the public and from City Of Austin departments. These records include architectural drawings; archives and manuscripts collections; vertical files; books, local government documents, and unpublished reports; maps; oral history recordings; current and defunct magazines, journals, newspapers, and newsletters of local interest; photography collections; and video recordings.

Contact

Mike Miller, Director

(512) 974-7480

ahc_reference@austintexas.gov

Address

810 Guadalupe
P.O. Box 2287
Austin, TX 78768-2287



At a Glance



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Counties (expand list)

Travis County, TX
6,299
Bexar County, TX
81
Williamson County, TX
47
Brown County, TX
44
Burnet County, TX
33
Galveston County, TX
23
Llano County, TX
23
Taylor County, TX
20
Hays County, TX
18
Brazoria County, TX
16
Wilbarger County, TX
13
McLennan County, TX
12
Harris County, TX
11
Tarrant County, TX
11
Bowie County, TX
8
Dallas County, TX
7
Goliad County, TX
7
Rusk County, TX
7
Bastrop County, TX
6
El Paso County, TX
6
Gillespie County, TX
6
Guadalupe County, TX
6
Washington County, TX
6
Comal County, TX
5
Fayette County, TX
5
Gonzales County, TX
5
Jones County, TX
5
Kerr County, TX
5
Lamar County, TX
5
Webb County, TX
5
Bell County, TX
4
Colorado County, TX
4
Milam County, TX
4
Val Verde County, TX
4
Callahan County, TX
3
Hartford County, CT
3
Jack County, TX
3
Jackson County, TX
3
Karnes County, TX
3
Lampasas County, TX
3
Lavaca County, TX
3
Coleman County, TX
2
DeWitt County, TX
2
Fannin County, TX
2
Henderson County, TX
2
McCulloch County, TX
2
Mitchell County, TX
2
Orleans Parish, LA
2
Palo Pinto County, TX
2
Randall County, TX
2
Walker County, TX
2
Anderson County, TX
1
Austin County, TX
1
Blanco County, TX
1
Brazos County, TX
1
Caldwell County, TX
1
Cameron County, TX
1
Clay County, TX
1
Collin County, TX
1
Concho County, TX
1
Culberson County, TX
1
Denton County, TX
1
Donley County, TX
1
Duval County, TX
1
Eastland County, TX
1
El Paso County, CO
1
Fairfax County, VA
1
Grimes County, TX
1
Guilford County, NC
1
Hood County, TX
1
Howard County, TX
1
Kaufman County, TX
1
Kinney County, TX
1
Mason County, TX
1
Medina County, TX
1
Menard County, TX
1
Midland County, TX
1
Navarro County, TX
1
Nueces County, TX
1
Reeves County, TX
1
Sacramento County, CA
1
San Bernardino County, CA
1
San Jacinto County, TX
1
Santa Clara County, CA
1
Santa Fe County, NM
1
Scurry County, TX
1
Shackelford County, TX
1