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Descriptive Summary

Biographical Note

Scope and Contents

Restrictions

Index Terms

Related Material

Separated Material

Administrative Information

Description of Series

Austin History Center

Stephanie Jarvis "The African American Presence on Robertson Hill" Research Files

An Inventory of the Collection



Descriptive Summary

Creator: Jarvis, Stephanie
Title: Stephanie Jarvis "The African American Presence on Robertson Hill" Research Files
Dates: 1850-2008
Dates (Bulk): 2007-2008
Abstract: Stephanie Jarvis is a historian and museum professional who authored a report titled "The African American Presence on Robertson Hill" which documents the chain of ownership of land parcels on Robertson Hill in Austin, Texas between the Robertson Family and many newly-freed African Americans in the years after Emancipation. 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.
Accession number: AR.2014.048
Quantity .198 GB (5 files)
Location: Digital Storage
Language: English
Repository: Austin History Center, Austin Public Library,
810 Guadalupe, PO Box 2287, Austin, TX 78768

Biographical Note

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.

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Scope and Contents

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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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.

Physical Characteristics or Technical Requirements

Access to digital files is only available through a dedicated workstation in the Austin History Center Reading Room.

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Index Terms

Subjects (Persons)
Bartholomew, Eugene Carlos.
Jarvis, Stephanie.
Robertson, James Harvey, 1853-1912.
Robertson, John Benjamin (Ben), 1882-1976.
Robertson, Joseph W.
Subjects (Organizations)
French Legation (Austin, Tex.).
Subjects
Historic sites--Texas--Austin.
African American neighborhoods--Texas--Austin—History.
African Americans--Texas--Austin--History.
Places
Robertson Hill (Austin, Tex.).
Document Types
Reports.
Notes.
PDF

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Related Material

Archives & Manuscripts


  • AR.D.007 Eugene Carlos Bartholomew Papers
  • AR.U.007 Robertson Family Papers

Maps


  • L-0016 Ford, Reuben W., Revised map of Austin, 1885-00-00
  • L-0031 (OS) Ford, Reuben W., A Topographical Map of the City of Austin Re-compiled and Drawn by Reuben W. Ford, 1887-00-00

Austin Files


  • AF Subject - African Americans - Defunct Schools - Robertson Hill A1300 (53)
  • AF Subject - Churches – Baptist – Ebenezer C3450 (14)
  • AF Subject - Huston-Tillotson College - General H4800 (By Year)
  • AF Subject - Log Cabins – Madison Log Cabin L3300 (11)
  • AF Subject - Subdivisions - Robertson Hill S6000 (86)

General Collection


  • A 711.5522 HA McCowan, Haywood Jordan. Robertson Hill: A Redevelopment Response, 1980
  • A 711.5522 HA McCowan, Haywood Jordan. Robertson Hill: A Redevelopment Project for the City of Austin, Texas, 1980
  • A 307.76 RO Robertson Hill Redevelopment Plan, 1981
  • A 711.5522 AUH884R Robertson Hill Redevelopment Plan, 1980
  • A 976.431 DO Dolman, Wilson Elbert. East Austin Historic Sites Inventory, 2006
  • A 307.76 RO Planning Proposal, 1980
  • A 711.5522 EA East 11th Street Neighborhood Plan, 1988
  • A 917.6431 RO Robertson, Caroline Campbell. The Austin Handbook, 1996
  • A 973.7464 RO Robertson, Jerome Bonaparte. Touched With Valor: Civil War Papers and Casualty Reports of Hood's Texas Brigade, 1964
  • A 428.6 MA Martin, Cora Merriman. Tales and Travels, 1930

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Separated Material

A print copy of "The African American Presence on Robertson Hill" was removed to AF Subject – Subdivisions - Robertson Hill S6000 (86).

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Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Stephanie Jarvis "The African American Presence on Robertson Hill" Research Files (AR.2014.048). Austin History Center, Austin Public Library, Texas.

Acquisition Information

Donor #: DO/2014/045

Donation Date: 2014

Processing Information

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.

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Stephanie Jarvis "The African American Presence on Robertson Hill" Research Files

DigitalStorage
Open Stephanie Jarvis’ final report and research notes, 1850-2008
.198 GB (5 files); born-digital; digitized (PDF)

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