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architectural drawings; archives and manuscripts collections; vertical files; books, local government documents, and unpublished reports; maps; oral history recordings; current and defunct magazines, journals, newspapers, and newsletters of local interest; photography collections; and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

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Description

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architectural drawings; archives and manuscripts collections; vertical files; books, local government documents, and unpublished reports; maps; oral history recordings; current and defunct magazines, journals, newspapers, and newsletters of local interest; photography collections; and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.

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Counties

Travis County, TX
5,386
Brown County, TX
44
Williamson County, TX
37
Bexar County, TX
36
Burnet County, TX
28
Llano County, TX
23
Galveston County, TX
22
Hays County, TX
18
Taylor County, TX
18
Brazoria County, TX
16
McLennan County, TX
10
Harris County, TX
8
Rusk County, TX
7
Bastrop County, TX
6
El Paso County, TX
6
Gonzales County, TX
5
Washington County, TX
5
Webb County, TX
5
Guadalupe County, TX
4
Jones County, TX
4
Milam County, TX
4
Val Verde County, TX
4
Callahan County, TX
3
Dallas County, TX
3
Goliad County, TX
3
Hartford County, CT
3
Jack County, TX
3
Karnes County, TX
3
Lampasas County, TX
3
Coleman County, TX
2
Fannin County, TX
2
Fayette County, TX
2
Gillespie County, TX
2
Henderson County, TX
2
McCulloch County, TX
2
Mitchell County, TX
2
Palo Pinto County, TX
2
Randall 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
Donley County, TX
1
Duval County, TX
1
El Paso County, CO
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
Lavaca 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
Orleans Parish, LA
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
Tarrant County, TX
1
Walker County, TX
1