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Collection Summary

Administrative History

Scope and Contents

Arrangement

Restrictions

Index Terms

Related Material

Administrative Information

Description of Series

Administrative Records, 1995-2003, undated

Neighborhood concerns and projects, 1979-1983, 1994-2003, undated

Austin History Center

Swede Hill Neighborhood Association Records

An Inventory of the Collection



Collection Summary

Creator: Swede Hill Neighborhood Association
Title: Swede Hill Neighborhood Association Records
Dates: 1979-2003
Dates (Bulk): 1994-2003
Abstract: The Swede Hill Neighborhood Association represents the interests of the historic East Austin, Texas neighborhood residents and business owners. The records, including meeting minutes, correspondence, newsletters, development proposals, project records, etc. represent the Association's efforts in the 1990s and early 2000s to develop the neighborhood while maintaining the area's history.
Accession number: AR.2016.032
Quantity: .6 linear feet (2 boxes)
Location: Archives stacks
Language: English
Repository: Austin History Center, Austin Public Library,
810 Guadalupe, PO Box 2287, Austin, TX 78768

Administrative History

The Swede Hill Neighborhood Association, previously known as the Swede Hill Neighborhood Organization, represents the interests of the East Austin, Texas neighborhood owners and residents. The neighborhood, consisting of homes, businesses, and the Oakwood Cemetery is currently situated between IH-35 to the west, Comal Street to the East, East Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard to the north, and East 12th Street to the south. Swede Hill traces its roots to the 1870s when Swedish immigrants working downtown began to develop the land. Many historic homes and properties in the neighborhood have been demolished due to urban renewal projects like the construction of IH-35 and the construction of the Frank Erwin Center. Many of the homes are on the National Register of Historic Places. The Neighborhood Association holds monthly meetings, takes part in city developments and initiatives and hopes to continue thoughtful growth of the neighborhood.

Source: Swede Hill Neighborhood Association (http://www.swedehill.org/index.html: accessed 02 September 2017), “History.”

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Scope and Contents

The Swede Hill Neighborhood Association Records consists of meeting minutes, email correspondence, newsletters, and Austin Revitalization Authority records. Also included are Swede Hill Neighborhood Development Corporation bylaws and minutes, proposals, property and neighborhood development materials, historic surveys, and photographs.

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Arrangement

The records are divided into the "Administrative records" series and the "Neighborhood concerns and projects" series.

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Restrictions

Access Restrictions

Open to all users

Use Restrictions

The Austin History Center (AHC) is the owner of the physical materials in the AHC collections and makes available reproductions for research, publication, and other uses. Written permission must be obtained from the AHC before any publication use. The AHC does not necessarily hold copyright to all of the materials in the collections. In some cases, permission for use may require seeking additional authorization from the copyright owners. Consult repository for more details.

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Index Terms

Subjects (Organizations)
Austin Revitalization Authority (Tex.).
Swede Hill Neighborhood Association (Tex.).
Swede Hill Neighborhood Development Corporation (Tex.).
Subjects
City planning--Texas--Austin.
Historic buildings--Texas--Austin.
Neighborhood government--Texas--Austin.
Neighborhoods--Texas--Austin.
Real estate development--Texas--Austin.
Real property--Texas--Austin.
Zoning--Texas--Austin.
Places
Austin (Tex.).
East Austin (Tex.).
Swede Hill (Tex.).
Document Types
Biography files.
Bylaws.
Clippings.
Color photographs.
Correspondence.
Membership lists.
Minutes.
Newsletters.
Notes.
Photograph albums.
Project files.
Reports

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Related Material

Austin Files


  • AF Subject - City Planning - Zoning C4170(Z1200)
  • AF Subject - Subdivisions - East Austin S6090
  • AF Subject - Subdivisions - East Austin - Housing and Development/Gentrification S6090 (2)
  • AF Subject - Urban Renewal Projects and Programs - Austin Revitalization Authority U5000 (2)

Archives & Manuscripts


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Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Swede Hill Neighborhood Association Records (AR.2016.032). Austin History Center, Austin Public Library, Texas.

Acquisition Information

Donor #: DO/2016/053

Donation Date: 2016 September

Processing Information

This collection retains the original foldering but the folders have been renamed for clarity and reordered. Newsletters remain in the collection because they contain meeting minutes. Materials in the "East 11th Street and East 12th Street development binder" folder were removed from a plastic three-ring binder, but original tabs are retained.

Collection arranged and finding aid written and encoded by Kendall Newton in 2017.

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Detailed Description of the Collection

Administrative Records, 1995-2003, undated

Box Folder
1 1-2 Minutes, correspondence, and notes, 2000-2003, undated
3 Historic surveys, undated
4 List of occupants of Swede Hill neighborhood, 2000-2003, undated
5 Swede Hill Neighborhood Association newsletters, 1995-2000, undated
6 Swede Hill Neighborhood Development Corporation bylaws and minutes, 1998
7 Austin Revitalization Authority papers, 2002-2003, undated
8 Austin Revitalization Authority Board of Directors meeting records, 2003

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Neighborhood concerns and projects, 1979-1983, 1994-2003, undated

Box Folder
1 9 Historic overviews of Swede Hill, 1994-2003, undated
10 East 11th Street and East 12th Street development records, 1979-1983, 1997-2003, undated
Box Folder
2 1 East 11th Street and East 12th Street development binder, 1999-2003, undated
2 The Lazarus House at 1406 Waller Creek use concerns, 1998-2001, undated
3 Use of property at East 15th Street and Navasota Street, 1996-2001, undated
4 901 East 15th Street zoning violations, 1999-2000, undated
5 807-809 East 14th Street rezoning, 1997-2003, undated
6 Biographies of those buried at Oakwood Cemetery, undated
7 University Interscholastic League (UIL) parking disruptions, 1995-1997

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