Archives & Manuscripts Index

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AR.D.003
Dates: 1874 - 1954
Creator: Austin Public Schools
Persons:
  • Harris, T.G.
  • McCallum, Arthur Newell
Organizations:
  • Austin Graded Schools Board of Directors
  • Austin Independent School District (Tex.)
  • Austin Public Schools (Austin, Tex.)
  • Austin High School (Austin, Tex.)
  • Anderson High School (Austin, Tex.)
  • Bickler Elementary School (Austin, Tex.)
  • Clarksville Elementary School (Austin, Tex.)
  • Palm Elementary School (Austin, Tex.)
  • Pease Elementary School (Austin, Tex.)
  • West Austin School (Austin, Tex.)
  • Winn Elementary School (Austin, Tex.)
  • Wooldridge Elementary School (Austin, Tex.)
  • Robinson Hill School (Austin, Tex.)
  • Gregorytown School (Austin, Tex.)
  • Wheatville Elementary School (Austin, Tex.)
Places:
  • Austin (Tex.)
Subjects:
  • Education--Texas--Austin--History
  • Public schools--Texas--Austin--History
  • School districts--Texas--Austin--History
  • Segregation in education--Texas--Austin
  • Teachers--Texas--Austin
Formats:
  • Text materials
  • Correspondence
  • Ledgers
  • Scrapbooks
  • Digital records
Access: Available on-site
Excerpt: The Austin Public School system was created by voters in 1881 and was superseded by the ... records, correspondence, and scrapbooks document the Austin Public Schools system from 1874 to 1954. Administrative History In the mid-1800s, ...
AR.J.005
Dates: 1874 - 1952
Creator: Travis County Superintendent of Schools Office
Persons:
  • Feltar, Rosalia
Organizations:
  • Travis County Common School District
  • Travis County Public Schools
  • Travis County School Superintendent
Places:
  • Travis County (Tex.)
Subjects:
  • Education--Texas--Travis County
  • Public schools--Texas--Austin
  • Rural schools
Formats:
  • Text materials
  • Administrative records
  • Correspondence
  • Financial records
  • Ledgers
  • Legal records
  • Reports
  • Yearbooks
  • Creative works
  • Certificates
  • Digital records
Access: Available on-site
Excerpt: ... School Districts (also referred to as Travis County rural schools). The rural schools of Travis County comprised these districts and did not include urban schools such as Austin Public Schools. The first election for Superintendent was held on November 12, ...
AR.2015.040
Dates: 1944 - 1989
Creator: Austin Independent School District Board of Trustees
Organizations:
  • Austin Independent School District (Tex.)
  • Austin Public Schools Board of Trustees
Places:
  • Austin (Tex.)
Subjects:
  • Public schools--Texas--Austin
  • Education--Texas--Austin--History
  • Faculty integration--Texas--Austin
  • School integration--Texas--Austin
  • Segregation--Texas--Austin
Formats:
  • Text materials
  • Minutes/agendas
  • Digital records
Access: Available on-site
Excerpt: ... from 1944 to 1989, including the transition from Austin Public Schools to the Austin Independent School District. Administrative History In ...
AR.2011.042
Dates: 1840 - 2011
Creator: Toth, Pat
Persons:
  • Toth, Pat
Organizations:
  • Austin Independent School District (Tex.)
  • Austin High School (Austin, Tex.)
  • Anderson High School (Austin, Tex.)
Places:
  • Austin (Tex.)
Subjects:
  • Education--Texas--Austin--History
  • Public Schools--Texas--Austin--History
Formats:
  • Artifacts
  • Photographic materials
  • Text materials
  • Clippings
  • Programs/fliers
  • Digital records
Access: Available on-site
Excerpt: ... is an Austin, Texas resident with an avid interest in Austin public schools and the Austin Independent School District. The collection contains ...
AR.A.007
Dates: 1939 - 1955
Creator: Bybee, Ruth, -1969; Bybee, Hal
Persons:
  • Bybee, Ruth Woolery
  • Bybee, Halbert Pleasant
  • Edgar, James Winfred
  • Keuhne, H. F.
  • Jessen & Jessen
  • Fehr & Granger
  • Giesecke & Harris
  • McCallum, Arthur Newell
  • Curtis, Corneil G.
Organizations:
  • Austin Community Chest
  • Austin Public Schools. Board of Trustees
  • YWCA Greater Austin (Tex.)
  • Community Council of Austin and Travis
Places:
  • Austin (Tex.)--Social conditions
Subjects:
  • Public schools--Administration
  • Civic leaders
  • Charities--Texas--Austin
  • Education
  • Nonprofit organizations
  • Public welfare--Texas--Austin
  • Women--Societies and clubs
  • Women--Texas--Austin
Formats:
  • Text materials
  • Correspondence
  • Financial records
  • Minutes/agendas
  • Reports
  • Digital records
Access: Available on-site
Excerpt: ... The papers document Ruth's involvement with the Austin Public School Board of Trustees, the Austin Community Chest and Council, and ... American Revolution. Ruth also served on the Austin Public Schools Board of Trustees for thirteen years (1939-1952) and was president of ...
AR.S.005
Dates: 1971 - 1980
Creator: Kelley, DeCourcy, 1929-2007
Persons:
  • Kelley, DeCourcy
Organizations:
  • Austin Community College
  • Austin Community Schools
  • Austin Public Schools (Austin, Tex.)
  • Austin Public Schools, Board of Trustees
  • Austin Independent School District (Tex.)
Places:
  • Austin (Tex.)--Politics and government
  • Austin (Tex.)--Race relations
Subjects:
  • Community Colleges--Texas--Austin
  • Education--Texas--Austin
  • Public schools--Texas--Austin
  • School integration--Texas--History--20th century
  • Teachers--Texas--Austin
  • Education, Bilingual
Formats:
  • Text materials
  • Correspondence
  • Financial records
  • Legal records
  • Minutes/agendas
  • Notes
  • Reports
  • Memorabilia/ephemera
  • Digital records
Access: Available on-site
Excerpt: ... finances, Austin Community College, and Austin Community schools. The bulk of the collection covers the period 1974-1980. Biographical ... 1983, she became president of the board of directors for the public-access television station Austin Community Television. In politics, ...
AR.H.024
Dates: 1845 - 1954
Creator: Hirshfeld, Henry, 1834-1911
Persons:
  • Hirshfeld, Henry
  • Hirshfeld, Jennie Melasky
  • Hirshfeld, Morris
  • Hirshfeld, Caroline
  • Hirshfeld, Laura
  • Hirshfeld, Samuel
  • Hirshfeld, Jacob
  • Bernheim, Leila Hirshfeld
  • Bernheim, Henry Hirshfeld
  • Hanna, Marie Hirshfeld Bernheim
  • Frees, Rosa Hirshfeld
  • Free, William Jacob
  • Frees, Miriam Hirshfeld
  • Porter, Athol Estes
Organizations:
  • Austin National Bank (Austin, Tex.)
  • Austin High School (Austin, Tex.)
  • Austin Public Schools (Austin, Tex.)
  • United Daughters of the Confederacy
  • John T. Allan Junior High School (Austin, Tex.)
  • Driskill Hotel
  • B. Melasky & Son (Austin, Tex.)
  • Hirshfeld, Gratz & Company
  • Hirshfeld and Anderson (Austin, Tex.)
  • Hood Seminary (Austin, Tex.)
  • Miss Numbers School (Austin, Tex)
  • Richardson Academy
Places:
  • Austin (Tex.)--Social life and customs
  • Austin (Tex.)--Commerce
  • Austin (Tex.)--Genealogy
  • Congress Avenue 608 (Austin, Tex.)
  • 9th Street W. 303
  • 9th Street W. 305 (Austin, Tex.)
Subjects:
  • German Americans--Social life and customs Jews--Texas
  • Women--Social life and customs
  • Family--Texas--Austin
  • Public schools--Texas--Austin
  • Freemasons
  • Fraternal organizations
  • Business enterprises--Texas--Austin
  • Banks and banking--Texas--Austin
  • Abstracts of title--Texas--Austin
  • Autographs--Collectors and collecting
  • Banks and banking--Texas--Austin
  • Family--Texas--Austin
  • Judaism--Texas--Austin--Customs and practices
  • Public schools--Texas--Austin
  • Private schools
  • Women--Societies and clubs
  • Naturalization records
  • Immigrants--Texas--History
  • World War I
  • World War, 1914-1918
  • World War II
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • United States--Emigration and immigration--History
  • Real property
Formats:
  • Artifacts
  • Photographic materials
  • Text materials
  • Cards
  • Clippings
  • Correspondence
  • Financial records
  • Ledgers
  • Legal records
  • Maps
  • Notes
  • Posters
  • Programs/fliers
  • Reports
  • Other (text)
  • Creative works
  • Certificates
  • Real property records
  • Journals/diaries
  • Digital records
Access: Available on-site
Excerpt: ... 1918. Rosa died in 1955. Her sister Carrie attended Austin Public Schools and died of scarlet fever in 1886 at age 13. Their brother Samuel "Sam" ...
AR.2012.005
Dates: 1968 - 1984
Creator: KLRN
Organizations:
  • KLRN (Television station : San Antonio, Tex.)
  • KLRU (Television station : Austin, Tex.)
Places:
  • Austin (Tex.)
  • San Antonio (Tex.)
Subjects:
  • Public television
  • Public service television programs
  • Photography--Texas--Austin
  • Children with disabilities--Education
Formats:
  • Photographic materials
  • Text materials
  • Digital records
Access: Available on-site
Excerpt: KLRN is the public television station in San Antonio, Texas, but originally served both San ... and staff from the 1970s. Administrative History KLRN is the public television station in San Antonio, Texas, but originally served both San ... was to provide educational programming that could be used in schools. In 1953 he signed a charter to form a non-profit and in 1958 he teamed ...
AR.2009.043
Dates: 1919 - 2008
Creator: Harris, August Watkins
Persons:
  • Harris, August Watson
  • Harris, Loula
  • Giesecke, Bertram E.
  • Giesecke, Frederick Ernst
  • Campi, Ray
Organizations:
  • Austin Public Schools (Austin, Tex.)
  • Giesecke & Harris
  • Elgin-Butler Brick
  • Citizens State Bank
  • Civilian Conservation Corps (U.S.). Company 845 (Kirbyville, Tex.)
  • Preservation Austin
  • St. Mary's Cathedral School
  • Texas School for the Deaf
  • Allan Junior High School (Austin, Texas) - Rio Grande campus
  • American Legion - Travis Post 76 (Charles Johnson House)
  • Norwood Tower (Austin, Tex.)
  • Govalle Fire Station
  • State Bar of Texas Association (Austin, Tex.)
Places:
  • Austin (Tex.)--Buildings, structures, etc.
  • Colorado County (Tex.)
  • Hidalgo County (Tex.)
  • Houston (Tex.)
  • Nueces County (Tex.)
  • Travis County (Tex.)
  • Williamson County (Tex.)
  • Lake Austin Boulevard 2201 1/2
Subjects:
  • Architecture--Texas--Travis County
  • Historic buildings--Texas--Austin
  • Architects--Texas--Austin
  • Architectural firms--Texas--Austin
  • Buildings--Designs and plans
  • Segregation--in education
Formats:
  • Architectural drawings
  • Photographic materials
  • Text materials
  • Clippings
  • Correspondence
  • Financial records
  • Legal records
  • Minutes/agendas
  • Notes
  • Creative works
  • Certificates
  • Membership records
  • Biographical materials
  • Memorabilia/ephemera
  • Digital records
Access: Available on-site
Excerpt: ... architect, he designed residential, educational, commercial, public, office and ecclesiastical buildings throughout Texas. Harris also ... in the Austin area and elsewhere in Texas including high schools and junior highs in Edinburgh and Orange Grove school districts as seen ...
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
  • Digital records
Access: Available on-site
Excerpt: ... to 1918 and the Olive Street School from 1918 to 1926, all schools in which Passon served as principal. Biographical Note W. H. ... Clarksville School and Olive Street School When Austin Public Schools opened in 1881 there were two primary schools for African ...

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