Travis County Archives
  • Travis County Archives
    Travis County Archives

    Records at the Travis County Archives, 5555 Airport Boulevard.

  • Travis County Courthouse
    Travis County Courthouse

    Architectural drawing of the Travis County Courthouse, 1930. Facilities Management Department Records, Travis County Archives.

  • Heman Marion Sweatt
    Heman Marion Sweatt

    Historical marker at the Heman Marion Sweatt Travis County Courthouse.

  • Wayne Barton
    Wayne Barton

    Oath of office for Travis County's first Sheriff, Wayne Barton, 1840. County Clerk Records, Travis County Archives.

  • 1935 Flood
    1935 Flood

    Flood aftermath in downtown Austin, 1935. District Attorney Records, Travis County Archives.

  • Precinct 4
    Precinct 4

    Travis County Precinct 4 Commissioner Lawson Boothe and road crew, 1957. Photograph Collection, Travis County Archives.

  • Hamilton Pool
    Hamilton Pool

    Hamilton Pool Preserve. Photograph Collection, Travis County Archives.

  • Survey Records
    Survey Records

    Survey record, 1838. County Surveyor Records, Travis County Archives.

  • 53rd District Courtroom
    53rd District Courtroom

    Restored 53rd Judicial District Civil Courtroom in the Travis County Courthouse.

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About the Archives

The Archives is a division of the Records Management and Communication Resources (RMCR) department of Travis County.

Our Mission

The mission of the Travis County Archives is to serve the government and the community of Travis County by documenting, preserving, and making available its records and history.

The Travis County Archives documents the functions and activities of the Travis County government, supports the conduct of the government by preserving and providing access to essential county records, and maintains the history of the county and its community through the preservation of records with historical value.

Visit the Archives

Currently the Archives is open by appointment only. Please call or email to set up an appointment for research.

Travis County Archives
5555 Airport Boulevard, Room 507
Austin, Texas 78751
(512) 854-4675
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Announcements

 

The History of the Travis County Seal and Extension Service reports from 1950s

The blog currently features a short history of the Travis County Seal and newly discovered reports from the Travis County Extension Service, featuring photographs of extension service activities in the 1950s.

 

Preservation Work of the Travis County District Clerk

Read about the work being done to preserve the records of the Travis County District Clerk on the blog.

 

New finding aids added to Archon

Finding aids for available collections at the Travis County Archives may be found using Archon. New collections added to Archon include:

County Auditor Records, 1942-2009

The County Auditor is the county’s chief financial officer and functions to provide a system of financial checks and balances within county government, and to ensure that the County meets its fiduciary responsibilities to taxpayers by strictly enforcing the statutes governing county finances. The records of the County Auditor's Office include balance sheets, revenue ledgers, appropriation ledgers, payroll registers, claim and warrant registers, and audits.

District Attorney Records, 1936-1985

The Travis County District Attorney's office investigates and prosecutes crimes related to the operation of the Texas state government. The office also represents the state and victims of crime in the prosecution of felony offenses and juvenile offenses committed in Travis County, as well as the Department of Child and Protective Services in civil suits affecting parental rights.  A state-funded division, the Public Integrity Unit, investigates and persecutes crimes related to the operation of state government, motor fuels tax fraud, insurance fraud, and lottery.

The records of the District Attorney’s Office include case files and working papers, case dismissals and pardons, investigative case files, narcotics case files, notes and research, and correspondence.