This list is a work in progress, please check back for updates…
- Resources to support social justice, freedom of the press — and ways to learn about racism and its history (article) – With many wondering what we can do to support the anti-racist initiatives and organizations, support freedom of the press, and learn more about racism and its history, we’ve compiled a starter list of resources.
Austin History Center
- African American Resource Guide
- Black Citizens Task Force Records
- Let the People Speak! Video Collection
- Clearing Stones, Sowing Seeds (online exhibit) – selections from the Travis County Negro Extension Service Photography Collection.
- Vietnam to Austin: Restoring Community (online exhibit) – community-sourced archival material focused on the history, transition, and contributions of Vietnamese Americans in Austin.
- Our Community, Our Voice: Photographs from The Villager Newspaper (online exhibit) – a selection of photographs from The Villager Newspaper Photograph Collection that capture local community members in striking images, illustrating the vibrancy of Austin’s black population. Marching bands, community leaders, theater groups, protests, musicians, churches, and neighborhood groups portray life in black Austin through the decades.
- The Rag (digitized periodical) UT student underground paper, 1966-77.
- Community Archivists Program – The Community Archivist Program at the Austin History Center is dedicated to collecting and preserving the history of underrepresented and marginalized groups in Austin and Travis County.
- Women’s Resource Guide
- Segregation in Austin, Texas: A Selected Bibliography
- Latinx Resource Guide
- LGBTQ Resource Guide
- Dennis Paddie: A History of the Gay Liberation Front in Austin (2012) (video)
- We Ain’t Got It Easy but We Got It: A Herstory of Austin Dykes, 1969 – 1979 (video)
- House the Homeless Video Collection
- People with Disabilities Subject Guide
- Native American Resource Guide
- Austin American-Statesman resource guide – how to find historical articles in the paper.
- Austin Police Department Resource Guide – not underrepresented, but relevant.
- Periodicals – information about periodicals holdings at the AHC.
- Oral Histories on Soundcloud – samples of AHC oral histories. More info at library.austintexas.gov/ahc/oral-historyaudio.
Austin Seminary Archives
Briscoe Center for American History
- Burt Gerding Papers -Burt Gerding was an APD lieutenant who surveilled student political groups at UT in the 1960s-1970s.
- Frances Jalet-Cruz Papers – Frances Jalet-Cruz represented Texas inmates in suits against the Texas prison system and worked for prison reform.
- The Way We Were: The University in “The Sixties” (online exhibit) – Digitized photographs from Briscoe Center collections depicting protests on the UT campus in the 1960s.
Texas Archival Resources Online (TARO)
- Texas Archival Resources Online – Search archives all across Texas.
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- Forever Free – Nineteenth Century African-American Legislators and Constitutional Convention Delegates in Texas (online exhibit) – This exhibit explores the experience of black legislators who were elected following the Civil War.
- Celebrate Juneteenth Emancipation Day in Texas (blog post) – Some TSLAC resources regarding Juneteenth are listed.
- Out of the Stacks Blog – Running list of blog posts that TSLAC has posted about Black History Month. There’s a blog post about the treaty between the United Kingdom and the Republic of Texas to suppress the African Slave Trade and a post exploring the life of an African-American enslaved girl named Louise through government records.
- In Recognition of Texans Who Worked for Equality (online resource) – List of resources regarding Heman Sweatt and his efforts to be admitted to the UT School of Law.
- Note: Attorney General litigation case files regarding desegregation and labor rights are also present, although there isn’t a resource to link at present. Get in touch with TSLAC for more information.