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PG-52145-14

Travis County (Austin, TX 78701-3101)
Christy Moilanen (Project Director: 05/06/2013 to present)

County Archives Preservation Assessment and Supplies

A preservation assessment and purchase of preservation supplies for the historical records of Travis County, Texas, site of the capital city of Austin. The materials, comprising over 8,000 linear feet, date from before the founding of the county in 1840 and include financial records, legal case files, property deeds, law enforcement and prison reports, public education records, and aerial photographs of the county's natural resources. The sources contain some of the most extensive documentation available on the citizenry and process of local administration during the period of the Republic of Texas (1836-1846) and have been actively consulted by historians, genealogists, and county officials.

The hiring of a consultant to complete a preservation assessment of collections housed in the Travis County Archives and of the physical space itself, and the purchase of archival preservation and storage supplies. The Archives is seeking $6,000 for the funding of this project. The records maintained by the Archives, dating from the establishment of Travis County from 1840 to the present, document the political, economic, cultural and social history of the county and provide unique insight into the history and development of the government, the community, and the lives of citizens.

Project fields:
History, Other

Program:
Preservation Assistance Grants

Division:
Preservation and Access

Total amounts:
$6,000 (approved)
$6,000 (awarded)

Grant period:
2/1/2014 – 7/31/2015