Austin History Center

Manda Common School District Number 25 Record Books

An Inventory of the Collection

Collection Summary

Creator: Travis County (Tex.). Manda Common School District
Title: Manda Common School District Number 25 Record Books
Dates: 1947-1963
Abstract: The Manda Common School District Number 25 was established in 1947 in northeastern Travis County, Texas, when several small surrounding school districts (Lund, Carlson, Kimbo, and New Sweden) were consolidated. The District closed in 1963 and the areas were absorbed by the Elgin, Manor, Pflugerville and Coupland Independent School Districts. The collection contains 2 record books with election results, meeting minutes and financial statements that document the activities of the Manda Common School District Board of Trustees from 1947 through 1963.
Accession number: AR.1994.051
Quantity: .2 linear feet (1 box)
Location: Archive stacks
Language: English
Repository: Austin History Center, Austin Public Library,
810 Guadalupe, PO Box 2287, Austin, TX 78768

Administrative History

Manda, Texas, in northeastern Travis County, was first settled in the 1880s. By 1900 the population was 40 persons but continued to decline through the years. Children attended school at New Sweden, Carlson, and Willow Ranch until 1947 when the small surrounding school districts of Lund, Carlson, Kimbo and New Sweden were consolidated into the Manda Common School District Number 25 (also known as the Manda Consolidated School District). By 1962 the Manda District had only 12 students. During the 1950s and 1960s, because of financial issues, many of the Travis County common school district began creating their own independent school district to be able to levy taxes separate from county taxes. In 1963 the Manda Common School District closed and the areas were absorbed by the Elgin Independent School District, Manor Independent School District, Pflugerville Independent School District, and Coupland Independent School District.

Scope and Contents

The Manda Common School District record books include lists of Board of Trustees, meeting minutes, treasurer reports and a few items of correspondence dating from the creation of the District in 1947 to its closing in 1963. The meeting minutes document the hiring and salaries of teachers and other district employees such as bus drivers and janitors, decisions as to which schools would remain open and where students (both white and African American) would attend school, where to build a new school in Manda, the sale of unused school buildings and furniture, opening and closing dates for schools, repairs to school buildings and bills that needed to be paid.


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Index Terms

Subjects (Persons)
Popham, Irwin W.
Subjects (Organizations)
Travis County (Tex.). Manda Common School District.
Travis County (Tex.). Public Schools.
Education--Texas--Travis County--History.
Public schools--Texas--Travis County.
Rural schools--Texas--Travis County.
Manda (Tex.).
Travis County (Tex.).
Document Types
Minutes (administrative records).

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Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Manda Common School District Number 25 Record Books (AR.1994.051). Austin History Center, Austin Public Library, Texas.

Acquisition Information

Donor #: unknown

Donation Date: unknown

Processing Information

Finding aid created and encoded by Molly Hults in 2017.

Detailed Description of the Collection

Manda Common School District Number 25 Record Books, 1947-1963

1 Record books, 1947-1963