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 …

Lyndon Baines Johnson Library and Museum

The Lyndon Baines Johnson Presidential Library, one of 13 Presidential Libraries administered by the National Archives and Records Administration, holds more than 45 million pages, an extensive audiovisual collection, and 2,000 oral history interviews related to Johnson’s presidency. At the library’s opening, President Johnson said, “This library will show the facts, not just the joy and triumphs, but the sorrows and failures, too.” Located on the UT …

Lower Colorado River Authority Corporate Archives

The Texas Legislature created the Lower Colorado River Authority in 1934 to provide water and utility service to Central Texas. Most of its early work was centered on managing federal New Deal money to build a series of six dams along the Colorado River, creating what is now known as the Highland Lakes. The Corporate Archives preserves materials that document LCRA history and includes photographs, publications, documents, …

State Bar of Texas Archives

The Archives Department of the State Bar of Texas serves as the official repository for the permanently valuable records of the State Bar of Texas (1939 – present), as well as the Texas Bar Association (1882 – 1939) and donated legal history materials.

TXDOT Photo Library

The TxDOT Photo Library collection holdings include 100 years of archived department photographs, current digital staff photography of Texas travel and tourist destinations, and many department publications from 1917 to the present.

Texas General Land Office Archives and Records

The Archives of the Texas General Land Office was established in 1837, begun by the Land Office’s first commissioner, John P. Borden, whose first order of business was to gather and consolidate land records that were held by many disparate entities and individuals. Its collection consists of land grant records and maps dating to the 18th century that detail the passage of Texas public lands to …

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 …

Travis County Archives

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