Austin History Center

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The Austin History Center (AHC) is the local history archives division of the Austin Public Library. The AHC serves as the official archives for the City of Austin and also includes manuscript and published material about Austin and Travis County, Texas.

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Orientation

Coordinates

Address

810 Guadalupe St Austin TX 78701

Website

www.cityofaustin.org/library/ahc

Telephone

512-974-7480

Fax

512-974-7483

Email

ahc_reference@ci.austin.tx.us

Schedule & hours

Holiday closings are posted at: http://www.ci.austin.tx.us/library/lbplclos.htm

Working language(s)

English; some German and Spanish language materials.

Directions to the archive

Map and directions available at: http://www.austinlibrary.com/apllocations.cfm?acronym=ahc

Holdings

(describe the archive's contents and its catalogs)

Research procedures

Access

Open to all; no appointment necessary

Permitted and prohibited items

  • Permitted: laptops are allowed; limited camera use (with permission of staff)
  • Prohibited: handheld scanners, pens, bags/briefcases

Document ordering and delivery

Requests for materials made to Reading Room staff and pulled while you wait.

Photocopying, photography, microfilming

Most items can be photocopied at $.20/page (cash or check only). The AHC also has a full service photo lab for image reprints and scans; see http://www.ci.austin.tx.us/library/ahc/photoorders.htm for information and prices

Key individuals

Mike Miller Archivist/Director 512.974.7436

All inquiries for research help should be directed to the AHC Reference Desk email: ahc_reference@ci.austin.tx.us

Practicalities

Lockers provided - no outside materials allowed in the Reading Room except a laptop and a few loose sheets of paper (paper and pencils provided).

See also

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