In addition to collecting and preserving the materials that document Austin's unique history, the Austin History Center serves as a research institution where customers can easily and efficiently access those materials for study. Some research using our materials may be accomplished remotely, but most of our resources will have to be viewed on-site. We offer a variety of reference and duplication services to assist you.
Subject guides compiled on a range of topics can help pinpoint AHC resources that fit your research needs, and some online databases are available. We also offer a general description of Austin's history. Everything Austin is a collection of links to a variety of Austin-related sites dealing with both historical and contemporary topics. Basic information about preserving your own archival items is also available.
Do you have a short, factual question that you would like for a staff member to answer? Submit it using our contact form. Are you in need of photocopies or an obituary, but you cannot visit the AHC in person? For a fee, we provide these services.
If you have used our online tools or worked with a staff member to determine that we have materials that you would like to view in person, please see our information about what to expect from a research visit to the Austin History Center.