Wednesday, April 20th, 2016 in collection highlights, collections, research.
Interested in researching your property in Travis County? The Austin History Center has produced a handy guide about the variety of resources available to assist in your research. http://www.austinlibrary.com/ahc/downloads/Property_Information_Sources.pdf Property records in the Travis County Archives include Tax Rolls and County Surveyor Records. Tax records provide the names of property owners and the tax assessed […]
Friday, April 15th, 2016 in collections, news, research.
Have you checked to see what’s new from Travis County on the Portal to Texas History? The Travis County Archives is currently working on a project to digitize County Clerk record books from the 1800s. These records are being made available for viewing and research on the Portal to Texas History (http://texashistory.unt.edu/explore/partners/TCCO/browse/). Check back often, […]
Friday, April 15th, 2016 in events, genealogy, people.
If you missed the Travis County Archives on “Who Do You Think You Are?”, you can view the full episode here: http://www.tlc.com/tv-shows/who-do-you-think-you-are/aisha-tyler/.
Friday, April 1st, 2016 in events, genealogy, people.
The Travis County Archives will be featured on an episode of “Who Do You Think You Are?” this weekend. Comedian Aisha Tyler, co-host of “The Talk,” visits the Archives and learns about an ancestor who, as a politician, struggled to keep his illegitimate son a secret. “Who Do You Think You Are?” airs at 8:00 […]
Wednesday, January 20th, 2016 in Travis County Folk Art Museum.
Two new folk art exhibits are now on display in the Hall of Government at 700 Lavaca Street. They feature works from the collection of Ed Jordan, a long-time collector in the Austin area: burnished clay cats decorated in Pre-Columbian designs, from Tonalá, in the Jalisco state of Mexico; and hand-crafted houses by self-taught Guatemalan artist Don Juan […]
Tuesday, June 30th, 2015 in collection highlights, collections, news.
The Travis County Archives is pleased to announce a partnership between Travis County and the Austin Friends of Folk Art, to store AFFA’s collection of artifacts, photographs, materials and objects at the Travis County Archives. We look forward to making these items available to the public through exhibits and displays throughout county buildings. Burnished pot from […]
Monday, March 2nd, 2015 in collection highlights.
From the 1980s until the 2000s, Travis County Media Services, a division of Travis County Records Management and Communication Resources, photographed a variety of subjects, including the work and activities of Travis County elected officials and employees, county parks and natural areas, and local elections. The Travis County Archives recently added photographs, negatives and slides from […]
Wednesday, February 11th, 2015 in Uncategorized.
The Travis County seal was designed by County Treasurer Johnny Crow and adopted in 1975. A document called “The Legend of the Official Travis County Flag and Seal” details the history of the seal: An act of the 64th Legislature of the State of Texas in 1975 amending article 2344, enabled the counties of Texas […]
Friday, January 9th, 2015 in collection highlights, Travis County History Day.
The Archives recently uncovered 3 partial reports from Travis County Extension agents to the Commissioners Court, dating from the 1950s. These items would have been great additions to Travis County History Day 2014, the theme of which was 100 Years of Extension Services in Travis County. Click the links to view the reports, which include photographs of […]
Wednesday, December 3rd, 2014 in research.
In 2008, District Clerk Amalia Rodriguez-Mendoza launched an important project to identify District Court case files of historical significance and to preserve them in their original form for future use and reference. With the assistance of an archivist, and in collaboration with several notable judges, lawyers, and the District Attorney, case files dating from as early as […]