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The Austin History Center's Photograph Collection contains over a million images ranging in date from the mid-19th century to the present. These images illustrate the changes in the people, events, and natural and built environment that Austin has seen through the years. 

The Austin History Center welcomes donations of photographs that document the city and people of Austin and Travis County. If you are interested in making a donation or have any other questions related to photographic holdings please contact the Collections Manager. You can also read more about our donation process in general.


The Austin History Center’s extensive photographic holdings are divided among several different collections. Explore our photographic holdings with our Photography Resources Guide. The majority of our photographs are only viewable in person, on site, but we have some images available online.

Use the links below to learn more about these specific collections: