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Community Archivists Program link

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. This program strives to provide historical recognition and representation for the lives and experiences of Austin's diverse communities by intentionally documenting the histories of African American, Latinx & Indigenous, and Asian Pacific American communities in Austin and Travis County. 

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.

For more information about the Community Archivist Program, please contact Akiko Kodama about the Asian American Community Archivist Program, Marina Islas about the Latinx Community Archivist Program, and Jaqueline Smith-Francis about the African American Community Archivist Program.

Check out this video to learn more about the Community Archivist Program.