Archives & Manuscripts Index

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AR.2005.026
Dates: 2005 - 2005
Creator: African American Quality of Life Project
Persons:
  • Futrell, Toby
Organizations:
  • African American Quality of Life Project Committee
Places:
  • Austin (Tex.)--Social conditions
  • Austin (Tex.)--Economic conditions
Subjects:
  • African Americans--Texas--Austin--Economic conditions--21st century
  • Quality of life--Texas--Austin
Formats:
  • Text materials
  • Minutes/agendas
  • Reports
  • Transcripts
Access: Available on-site
Excerpt: The African American Quality of Life Project was established in 2005 by the City of Austin in an effort to address concerns that the City's African American citizens were experiencing a different quality of life than ... transcripts all dating from 2005. Administrative History The African American Quality of Life Project began as the City of Austin assessed ...
AR.2014.047
Dates: 1967 - 2018
Creator: Dixon, Freddie B., Sr.
Persons:
  • Dixon, Freddie, Sr
  • Delco, Wilhelmina R. (Wilhelmina Ruth)
  • Dixon, Ernest T.
Organizations:
  • Wesley United Methodist Church (Austin, Tex.)
  • United Methodist Church (U.S.). Southwest Texas Conference
  • National Urban League
  • Huston-Tillotson University
  • City of Austin (Tex.)
  • Austin Independent School District (Tex.).
  • Austin (Tex.). Planning Commission
  • Austin Area Urban League
  • Kealing Junior High School (Austin, Tex.)
Places:
  • Austin (Tex.)--Religious life and customs
  • Austin (Tex.)--Race relations
  • East Austin (Austin, Tex.)--Social conditions
Subjects:
  • African American neighborhoods--Texas--Austin--History
  • City planning--Texas--Austin
  • Political activist--Texas--Austin
  • African Americans--Texas--Austin--Social conditions
  • Zoning--Texas--Austin
  • Social reformers--Texas--Austin
  • African Americans--Texas--Societies, etc.
  • Neighborhood government--Texas--Austin
  • African American churches--Texas--Austin
Formats:
  • Text materials
  • Clippings
  • Correspondence
  • Minutes/agendas
  • Notes
  • Programs/fliers
  • Creative works
  • Memorabilia/ephemera
Access: Available on-site
Excerpt: ... works as a community leader and civil rights advocate for African Americans and Latinos in East Austin. This collection contains his ... church as well as his leadership in East Austin’s African American community and his volunteer work with Austin Independent ...
AR.2001.002
Dates: 1973 - 2013
Creator: Black Registry Publishing Company
Persons:
  • Wyatt, T. L. (Tommy)
  • Barrientos, Gonzalo
  • Bullock, Bob
  • Delco, Wilhelmina R. (Wilhelmina Ruth)
  • Doggett, Lloyd
  • Dukes, Dawnna
  • Durst, Lavada
  • Edwards, Al
  • Evans, Akwasi
  • Garcia, Gustavo L.
  • Krueger, Robert
  • Strayhorn, Carole Keeton
  • Taylor-King, John Q.
Organizations:
  • Black Registry Publishing Company
  • National Association for Colored People
  • National Newspaper Publisher Association (U.S.)
  • National Urban League
Places:
  • East Austin (Austin, Tex.)--Commerce
  • Austin (Tex.)--Social conditions
Subjects:
  • Community newspapers--Texas--Austin
  • Newspaper publishing--Texas--Austin
  • African American business enterprises--Texas--Austin
  • African Americans--Social life and customs
  • Social reformers--Texas--Austin
  • Juneteenth
  • Photography--Texas--Austin
  • African American newspapers
  • African American newspaper editors
Formats:
  • Digital records
  • Photographic materials
  • Text materials
Access: Available on-site
Excerpt: ... throughout the city. The focus of the newspaper is the African American community in Austin, Texas, especially those individuals and ... the purpose of publishing the Black Registry, a directory of African American-owned businesses. The Villager started in 1973 as a ...
AR.2010.007
Dates: 1937 - 2007
Creator: Overton, Volma
Persons:
  • Overton, Volma
  • Overton, Warneta
  • DeWitty, Arthur B.
  • DeWitty, Virgie May Carrington
  • Doggett, Lloyd
Organizations:
  • Austin History Center, Austin Public Library
  • National Association for the Advancement of Colored People
  • National Association for the Advancement of Colored People. Austin Branch
  • Austin NAACP Federal Credit Union (Tex.)
  • Austin (Tex.). City Council
  • Austin (Tex.). Human Relations Commission
  • Austin (Tex.). Human Rights Commission
  • Austin Independent School District (Tex.)
  • Boys Scouts of America. Troop 70 (Austin, Tex.)
  • National Association for the Advancement of Colored People. Texas State Conference of the Branches
  • Oak Springs Elementary Campus Advisory Council (Austin, Tex.)
  • Texas Society to Abolish Capital Punishment
  • United States. Army Reserve
  • United States Postal Service
Places:
  • Austin (Tex.)--Politics and government
  • Austin (Tex.)--Race relations
  • Austin (Tex.)--Social conditions
  • Austin (Tex.)--Social life and customs
Subjects:
  • Associations, institutions, etc--Texas--Austin
  • Civil rights--Texas--Austin
  • African Americans--Civil rights--Texas--History--20th century
  • African Americans--Education (Secondary)--Texas--Austin
  • African Americans--Education (Elementary)--Texas--Austin
  • African American students
  • School integration--Texas--Austin
  • Public schools--Texas--Austin
  • Election law--Texas--Austin
  • Election districts--Texas--Austin
  • Municipal government--Texas--Austin
  • Ordinances, Municipal--Texas--Austin
  • Ballroom dancing
  • African Americans--Suffrage
  • Social reformers
  • Race discrimination--Social aspects--Texas--Austin
  • Race discrimination--Economic aspects--Texas--Austin
  • Political activist--Texas--Austin
  • Discrimination in employment--Texas--Austin
  • Discrimination in public accommodations--Texas-Austin
Formats:
  • Artifacts
  • Audio
  • Digital records
  • Photographic materials
  • Text materials
  • Video
  • Administrative records
  • Cards
  • Clippings
  • Correspondence
  • Financial records
  • Ledgers
  • Legal records
  • Minutes/agendas
  • Notes
  • Creative works
  • Certificates
  • Membership records
  • Biographical materials
  • Memorabilia/ephemera
  • Transcripts
  • Subject/project files
Access: Available on-site
Excerpt: ... He was the fourth of nine children. He attended a segregated African American school in Maha and then moved to Austin, Texas to live with ... United Postal Service in 1952. It quickly became clear that African American and white postal workers were not treated equally and Overton ...
AR.2018.032
Dates: 1881 - 1994
Creator: Nesby, Donald Ray
Persons:
  • Passon, Wesley H.
  • Nesby, Donald Ray
  • Seabrook, John Jarvis
Organizations:
  • Anderson High School (Austin, Tex.)
  • Gregorytown School (Austin, Tex.)
  • Huston-Tillotson University (Austin, Tex.)
  • Manor High School (Manor, Tex.)
  • Olive Street School (Austin, Tex.)
  • Robertson Hill School (Austin, Tex.)
  • Ebenezer Baptist Church (Austin, Tex.)
  • St. John Regular Missionary Baptist Association (Austin, Tex.)
Places:
  • Austin (Tex.)--Pictorial works
  • Austin (Tex.)--Religious life and customs
  • Austin (Tex.)--Social life and customs
Subjects:
  • Public schools--Texas--Austin
  • Universities and colleges--Texas--Austin--History
  • African Americans--Social life and customs
  • African Americans--Portraits
  • African Americans--Texas--Austin--History
  • African American churches--Texas--Austin
  • Photography--Texas--Austin
Formats:
  • Photographic materials
  • Text materials
Access: Available on-site
Excerpt: Photographic materials collected by Donald Ray Nesby of African American citizens in Austin, Texas, many unidentified, on a variety of ... in 1972, the Constable of Precinct 1, the first elected African American law enforcement officer in the county. He had a strong ...
AR.2001.020
Dates: 1980 - 2003
Creator: McBee, Sue Brandt, 1923-2011
Persons:
  • McBee, Sue Brandt
Places:
  • Austin (Tex.)
Subjects:
  • African Americans--United States
Formats:
  • Artifacts
  • Audio
  • Text materials
  • Clippings
  • Memorabilia/ephemera
Access: Available on-site
Excerpt: Sue Brandt McBee Collection of African American Culture is an eclectic collection of artifacts and documents reflecting a half-century of African American cultural history. Biographical Sketch of Sue Brandt McBee Sue ... an eclectic mix of artifacts pertaining to the African American culture in the United States and abroad, including newspaper ...
AR.2014.048
Dates: 1850 - 2008
Creator: Jarvis, Stephanie
Persons:
  • Bartholomew, Eugene Carlos
  • Jarvis, Stephanie
  • Robertson, James Harvey
  • Robertson, John Benjamin (Ben)
  • Robertson, Joseph W.
Organizations:
  • French Legation (Austin, Tex.)
Places:
  • Robertson Hill (Austin, Tex.)
Subjects:
  • Historic sites--Texas--Austin
  • African American neighborhoods--Texas--Austin--History
  • African Americans--Texas--Austin--History
Formats:
  • Digital records
  • Text materials
  • Clippings
  • Maps
  • Real property records
Access: Available on-site
Excerpt: ... and museum professional who authored a report titled "The African American Presence on Robertson Hill" which documents the chain of ... Texas between the Robertson Family and many newly-freed African Americans in the years after Emancipation. Research notes and digital ...
AR.Q.014
Dates: 1908 - 1926
Creator: Passon, Wesley H., 1864-1933
Persons:
  • Passon, Wesley H.
  • Polk, P. N.
  • McCallum, Arthur Newell
  • Washington, M. M.
  • Pierce, L. E.
  • White, Mary
  • Ewing, Mildred
  • Anderson, L. C. (Laurine Cecil)
  • Jones, Edna L.
Organizations:
  • West Austin School Club
  • West Austin School (Texas)
  • Olive Street School (Austin, Tex.)
  • Clarksville School (Austin, Tex.)
Places:
  • Clarksville (Austin, Tex.)
  • East Austin (Austin, Tex.)
  • Austin (Tex.)--Social conditions
  • Austin (Tex.)--Race relations
Subjects:
  • Public schools--Texas--Austin
  • African Americans--Texas--Austin--History
  • African American teachers--Texas--Austin
  • African Americans--Education (Primary)--Texas--Austin--History--20th Century
Formats:
  • Text materials
  • Journals/diaries
Access: Available on-site
Excerpt: W. H. Passon was an African American educator in Central Texas during the late 1800s and early ... one of the earliest written histories of the church and African American life in Austin, Texas. Passon died in 1933. In 1979 the W. H. ... founded with the aim of promoting the history of Austin's African American community. West Austin School, Clarksville School and Olive ...
AR.2012.037
Dates: 1866 - 1975
Creator: Camacho, Danny
Persons:
  • Fontaine, Jacob
  • Garland, Elizabeth M. Evans
Organizations:
  • Freedmen's Bureau
  • American Missionary Association
Places:
  • Austin (Tex.)
Subjects:
  • Freedmen--Education--Southern States
  • African Americans--Texas--History
Formats:
  • Text materials
  • Clippings
  • Correspondence
  • Notes
  • Reports
Access: Available on-site
Excerpt: ... two organizations that played key roles in the education of African Americans in Travis County following the Civil War. Both organizations ... the Freedmen's bureau helped to build more than 1,000 African American schools. Many of the major African American colleges in the ...
AR.2008.012
Dates: 1979 - 1993
Creator: Malik, Brenda Gooden, 1951-
Persons:
  • Malik, Brenda
Organizations:
  • National Association for the Advancement of Colored People
  • South By Southwest (SXSW)
  • KTBC (Television station : Austin, Tex.)
Places:
  • Austin (Tex.)
Subjects:
  • African Americans--Texas--Austin--Social life and customs
  • Beauty pageants
  • Civil rights
  • Dancing
Formats:
  • Video
  • Text materials
Access: Available on-site
Excerpt: ... of cultural and civic events and activities of the African American community of Austin. Biographical Note Brenda Gooden Malik, ... Abdul Malik, produced a popular weekly dance program for African-American youth, "Jam City." Malik briefly worked as a Vocational Media ...

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