Austin History Center

United South Austin Records

An Inventory of the Collection

Overview of the Collection

Creator: United South Austin
Title: United South Austin Records
Inclusive Dates: 1982-1988
Abstract: This small collection highlights the activities of United South Austin during the mid-1980s.
Identification: AR.2004.023
Quantity: .2 linear feet (1 box)
Language: The records are in English.
Repository: Austin History Center, Austin Public Library, 810 Guadalupe, PO BOX 2287, Austin, TX 78768

Administrative History

United South Austin (Texas) was an umbrella group whose membership was open to legitimate neighborhood and business associations, civic clubs and other community groups based in the area south of the Colorado River and which work on matters of community, business and neighborhood concern. The organization formed in 1982 because it was felt that "South Austin has historically been ignored at City Hall" and they were "tired of the overloaded and broken down sewage treatment plants, absence of parkland, incompatible development, undesirable land uses and South Austin's 'step-child' status to Austin." Organizations listed as members include Bouldin Creek Neighborhood Association, Cooper Lane Neighborhood Association, Dawson Area Neighborhood Association, Manchaca Estates Neighborhood Association, Nuckols Crossing Neighborhood Association, South River City Citizens, Southwest Austin Neighborhood Association, Travis Heights Improvement Association, Zilker Neighborhood Association, Montopolis Neighborhood Association, South First Street Business Corridor Association, among others. The group addressed such issues as zoning, airport relocation, municipal utility districts, roadway planning, and neighborhood planning.

No additional information about the organization post-1988 has been located.

Scope and Contents

The majority of this small (2 linear inches) collection consists of meeting minutes and agendas for the monthly meetings dating from 1982-1986. In addition there are copies of the bylaws, a proposed budget for 1984-1985 and copy of a petition to save Auditorium Shores (Yes to a park, No to a convention center).


Collection is arranged by material type.


Restrictions on Access

Open to all users.

Restrictions on Use


Index Terms

This record series is indexed under the following controlled access subject terms.
Pinedo, James
Bouldin Creek Neighborhood Association.
Cooper Lane Neighborhood Association.
Dawson Area Neighborhood Group.
Manchaca Estates Neighborhood Association.
Montopolis Neighborhood Association.
South Austin Neighborhood Council.
South First Street Business Corridor Association.
Southwood Neighborhood Association.
Travis Heights Improvement Association.
United South Austin.
Zilker Neighborhood Association.
Austin (Tex.)
City planning--Texas--Austin.
Community development--Texas--Austin.
Neighborhood government--Texas--Austin.

Related Material


  • United South Austin
  • South Austin Neighbor: A Newspaper of United South Austin

Archives Collections

  • AR.2007.001 Glenna Balch Papers
  • AR.2000.014 Dawson Neighborhood Association and Planning Team Records
  • AR.2008.010 Bouldin Creek Neighborhood Association Records

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

United South Austin Records (AR.2004.023). Austin History Center, Austin Public Library, Texas.

Acquisition Information

Donor #: DO/2001/045

Donation Date: 2004

Processing Information

Finding aid created and encoded by Molly Hults/2010.

Detailed Description of the Collection

United South Austin Records, 1982-1988

Box Folder
1 1 Bylaws, undated
2 Financial, 1984
3-5 Meeting minutes and agendas, 1982-1986
6 Administrative records, miscellaneous, 1984, 1988, undated