Friday, April 2nd, 2010 in historical markers video series, people.
The following video, about the history of the Heman Marion Sweatt Travis County Courthouse, is part of the Travis County Historical Markers video series. It was produced in 2009 by Travis County Media Services in collaboration with the Travis County Archives. [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6ASX0xZIVjs&hl=en_US&fs=1&rel=0&border=1]
Monday, March 1st, 2010 in collection highlights, elected officials, people.
Travis County was established on January 25, 1840, by an act of the Fourth Congress of the Republic of Texas, days after the community of Waterloo had been renamed Austin and approved as the capital city. The county was in operation as early as 1839, prior to its official establishment. The first election for county […]
Wednesday, February 3rd, 2010 in people.
“[Heman Sweatt] was an ordinary person, but he had an extraordinary dream to live in a world in which Afro-Americans and whites alike were afforded equal opportunity to sharpen their skills and to hone their skills, to sharpen their minds.” -Thurgood Marshall February is Black History Month, a time to commemorate and to celebrate those […]
Monday, January 4th, 2010 in explore Travis County, places.
Click on the map to enlarge In some ways, the Onion Creek area has not changed much from the time of its settlement in the mid-1800s. Situated in southeastern Travis County, this rural area remains primarily agricultural in nature, with open pastureland and wooded, gently rolling hills. In stark contrast to the nearby bustling metropolis […]
Wednesday, November 18th, 2009 in collections.
Several new collections are now available. They include: Justice of the Peace Precinct 2 Records Justice of the Peace Precinct 4 Records Oral Histories
Monday, October 12th, 2009 in identify this photo.
Help us identify this Travis County bridge! The bridge is located in Precinct 2, and these photographs were taken during its construction in 1941. If you recognize it, please leave us a reply below!
Monday, September 28th, 2009 in Uncategorized.
Welcome to the new blog for the Travis County Archives! We’ll be using this blog to post news, new collections and new additions, as well as highlights and images from the Archives. Check back frequently for the newest updates! A little about the Archives: this a relatively new program with Travis County, dedicated to the […]