Austin History Center

Beginning in 1955 as 2 drawers of vertical files in the Austin Public Library’s Reference Department, the Austin History Center provides the public with information about the history, current events, and activities of Austin and Travis County and also serves as the City of Austin archives. The collection includes over 3000 feet of archives and manuscripts, over 1 million photographic …

George Washington Carver Genealogy Center

The Genealogy Center is an extension of the Carver Museum and Cultural Center and acts as a public resource for learning about family history. The Center provides access to genealogical information such as databases, genealogy classes and monthly seminars.

Texas State Library and Archives

The Texas State Library and Archives Commission began in 1839 when Republic of Texas President Mirabeau Lamar signed into law an act establishing a “national library.” Library and archival functions remained separate until the creation of the Texas Library and Historical Commission in 1909. Maintaining the official history of Texas government, the State Archives includes archival government records dating back to the 18th century, as well as …