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Austin History Center  The local history and archives division of the Austin Public Library.

http://library.austintexas.gov/ahc/about-us

Weโ€™re pleased to announce the completion of of a 2017 TexTreasures grant project. With funding from the U.S. Institute of Museum and Library Services through the Texas State Library and Archives Commission, AHC staff have cataloged about 50,000 negatives from the Dewey Mears Photograph Archive documenting Central Texas architecture, businesses, people, and events from the 1940s through 1990s. Donated by Mearsโ€™ family to the AHC in 2014, the collection has remained completely inaccessible to researchers until now. Read more about the collection and see the finding aid of the materials on our site, link in the bio
A selection of digitized images from the collection is on the Portal to Texas History, and more images are forthcoming.
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For this weeks #boatsinthelibrary we had to share some old Government of Texas currency. If you look in the left corner or scroll right you will see the ferry boat on this ten dollar bill. While not visible immedietly we thought this made a great post! #austinhistory #austinpubliclibrary #rareandfragile #austinfiles #governmentoftexas #history #texashistory #archives #librariesofinstagram

Remember to join us tonight at 6:30 at the Austin Center for Architecture for the opening reception of our exhibit, Fehr and Granger, Architects: Austin Modernists celebrating the architecture of Austin's mid-century modern designers.
The Austin Center for Architecture is located at 801 West 12th Street. The reception is free and open to the public and refreshments will be provided.
The Austin History Center Association will be selling limited edition print inspired by the work of Fehr & Granger by Bobby Dixon.
AR.2009.014(171)
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Check out the marble on these City of Austin Lot Registers. This Register is from 1925 and it reminds us of love and #marbledmonday of course. #austinhistory #austinhistorycenter #austinpubliclibrary #librariesofinstagram #archivesofinstagram #texas #marbling #books #austinlocal #austintex

In 1892 Tom Cochran served as Judge of the 26th Judicial District of Texas, appointed by Governor James S. Hogg to fill an unexpired term. Following his brief service on the bench, Judge Cochran moved his family to Austin where he practiced law until his death in 1913. The Cochran family lived in the Greek Revival home at 2310 San Gabriel Street, commonly known today as the Neill-Cochran House. Bessie Cochran, a member of the Austin Women's Club and the Daughters of the American Revolution, continued to live in the home until her death in 1953.
This collection of Cochran family photographs (AR.2016.055) depict members of the family in the yard of their home as well as documenting other places and scenes in Georgetown and Austin.
Head on over to the finding aid on TARO to find out more information. [Image: AR-2016-055-005] #austinhistory #austinpubliclibrary #archives #archivesofinstagram #librariesofinstagram #austinlocal #austintexas #atx

Check out these adorable drawings from one of Parks and Recreations Summer Camps. We love when they come to the Austin History Center and we get to tell them the myth and story of Treaty Oak in Austin. We get to show them archival materials by telling them a story. #weloveourjob ๐ŸŽŠ๐ŸŽŠ #archivesofinstagram #libariesofinstagram #IG_Libraries #iglibraries

Repost from @austinpubliclibrary using @RepostRegramApp - After 38 years the sun is setting on our time at the #FaulkCentralLibrary, which opened in 1979. Today August 13 is the last day you can access Faulk's 3rd floor and the general nonfiction books on that floor until the #NewCentralLibrary opens on Saturday, October 28, 2017. These books will be moved to the new library starting tomorrow Monday, August 14. Faulk Central will be closed completely from Saturday, September 16 on. Check out the link in our bio for more information. New Central Library, here we come! ๐Ÿšš ๐Ÿ“š #austinpubliclibrary #ioatx #aplambassador #igaustintexas #igaustin #librariesofinstagram #sunset_ig #do512 #downtownaustin #librarylove #austintexas #atxliving #tunnelvision #perspectiveiseverything

This weeks #dogdaysofsummer shows a dog staring down some rodeo guys and a gal in 1948. What do you think the dog is saying to the horses?
PICA 20378

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We stumbled upon this First National Bank of Austin book and wondered if the same animal ๐Ÿ๐Ÿ€๐Ÿญ chewed on this book as well? We also stumbled upon a book looking very similar with a UNICORN ๐ŸŽ on it from 1891. #animalgalore Pease, Graham, and Niles Families Papers (AR.A.001). #austinhistory #austinhistorycenter #austinpubliclibrary #archives #austinlocal #austintex #austintexas #austintx #unicorn

This week for our #awesomeletterhead challenge with @kansascity.archives we are featuring the many different letterheads from our Brackenridge, LaPrelle and Talbot Family Papers (AR.D.009). This collection documents the lives of the Brackenridge family who moved to Texas from Indiana in the 1850s. They were involved with the LaPrelle and Talbots families through marriage, business, and Texas. This collection contains A LOT of different letterheads, with these choices being only a tenth of what is actually available. To find out more about this collection head on over to our website and the Archives Index, link in the bio. #austinhistory #austinpubliclibrary #archives #librariesofinstagram #library #letters #letterhead #ig_libraries #iglibraries #challenge

Want to learn how to write for the screen? (Any idea which theater in Austin this photograph of a screen is from?) Well, cut to the chase and visit the Manchaca Road Branch, Austin Public Library to learn from independent filmmaker Joseph Bowman. He has had three scripts produced in the last year and has shown his work at SXSW and the Hill Country Film Festival.
When: Saturday, August 19, 2017 / 11:00 AM - 12:30 PM
Where: Manchaca Road Branch, 5500 Manchaca Road [PICA 38442] #austinhistory #austinpubliclibrary #archivesofinstagram #austintexas #austinlocal #events #screenwriting #austinevents #events #archives #library #austintex #texas #movies

Do you recall this premiere? Share with us your favorite memory by commenting below and check out our latest blog post all about the festivities to jog your memory if you were there or to learn all about it if you missed out. You can find this at on our website, link in the bio.
Image AS-66--54955A-06 (Credit Austin American-Statesman)
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