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Stephanie Jarvis "The African American Presence on Robertson Hill" Research Files
An Inventory of the Collection
Stephanie Jarvis is a historian and museum professional having earned her Masters of Public History from Texas State University at San Marcos in 2005. From 2006-2011, Jarvis served as the Programs Coordinator and Director of the French Legation Museum in Austin, TX. During her tenure there, Jarvis was awarded a grant through Community Sabbatical to conduct research on the African American presence on Robertson Hill. This project offered Jarvis the opportunity to expand the narrative of the museum’s geographical community to reflect the stories of all the area’s inhabitants. Stephanie currently serves as Director of the Texas Cotton Gin Museum in Burton, TX.
This collection contains Stephanie Jarvis’ historical research on the Robertson Hill area of Austin, TX. Research notes and digital scans of primary resources, accessed at Austin History Center and the Briscoe Center for American History in 2007 and 2008, provide the context for the report. With the project, Jarvis creates a historical timeline of the land including and surrounding the French Legation Museum on Robertson Hill. This research documents the chain of ownership of land parcels on Robertson Hill between the Robertson Family and many newly-freed African Americans in the years after Emancipation. Community development of Robertson Hill and its changing demographics are explored from 1850-1920.
The final report and research notes were organized by Jarvis into five binders. The contents of those binders were scanned, and now comprise the digital files (.pdf) in this collection. File AR-2014-048-001.pdf includes a complete Table of Contents of all five binders and the final report "The African American Presence on Robertson Hill." Each pdf file corresponds to the binder of materials (1-5) as arranged by Jarvis. There is a print copy of the final report located in our Austin Files.
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Stephanie Jarvis "The African American Presence on Robertson Hill" Research Files (AR.2014.048). Austin History Center, Austin Public Library, Texas.
Donor #: DO/2014/045
Donation Date: 2014
PDF files comprised of born-digital and digitized content were received via compact disc. The materials were processed in accordance with the AHC's digital processing guidelines including disk imaging, virus scan, and checksums.
Access copies of the digital files were renamed to indicate the accession record number per our file naming schema.
Collection processed and finding aid encoded by Nikole Koehlert March 2018.