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. By documenting the histories of African American, Mexican American, and Asian American communities in Austin and Travis County, the Community Archivist Program ensures that the lives and experiences of Austin’s diverse communities receive historical recognition and representation.
Through community engagement and outreach initiatives, the Community Archivist Program acquires historical materials (such as personal and family documents and photographs, periodicals, oral histories, business records, etc.) to add to the Austin History Center’s historical collection. The program also develops programming and events to educate the general public about a more inclusive and diverse history of Austin and Travis County.
Check out this video to learn more about the Community Archivist Program.