As the local history division of the Austin Public Library, the Austin History Center provides the public with information about the history, current events, and activities of Austin and Travis County. We collect and preserve information about local governments, businesses, residents, institutions, and neighborhoods so that generations to come will have access to our history.
The Austin History Center's rich collections and expert staff support exhibits, programs, and research by the public in our Reading Room six days per week.
On our website you can:
- Learn more about doing research at the AHC
- Explore our collections
- Check out our exhibits
- Learn about our unique Community Archivists program
- Find out how to donate your historical materials and other ways you can support the Austin History Center
We are always ready to answer your questions and help you find the information you are looking for. Contact us here.
Videos about the Austin History Center link
The Austin History Center Archive
An introduction to archives produced in-house by Austin History Center staff.
Saving Austin's History
An Alpheus Media film for the Austin History Center/Austin History Center Association, 2014
An Alpheus Media film for the Austin History Center/Austin History Center Association, 2015