Wanna know who lived in your house in 1932? How about how the city reacted the time a City Council member walked into a bar and stabbed a co-councilman? It's all at the Austin History Center, Austin's own archive containing thousands of feet of files, photographs, maps, and microfilm pertaining to just about everything in our community, from local gunslinging legend Ben Thompson to the rise and fall of Liberty Lunch. History Center employees are always friendly and helpful, with suggestions not only on which sources to search, but also on how to use them. Public-access Internet ports in the reading room make it easy to do global research as well. There's no better place to spend a few hours hibernating among the dusty records of our city's past.
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