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Collection Summary

Administrative History

Scope and Contents

Arrangement

Restrictions

Index Terms

Related Material

Administrative Information

Description of Series

Austin Volunteer Fire Department-Wide Records, 1869-1916

Company Records, 1869-1916

Austin History Center

Austin (Tex.) Volunteer Fire Department Records

An Inventory of the Collection



Collection Summary

Creator: Austin (Tex.) Volunteer Fire Department
Title: Austin (Tex.) Volunteer Fire Department Records
Dates: 1868-1916
Abstract: In 1858, members of the Austin, Texas community formed the first volunteer fire department company, the Austin Hook and Ladder Company No. 1. In 1868, a second fire company was established and the volunteer fire department grew to include a total of nine more companies before its dissolution in 1916. This collection includes administrative and financial records, roll calls and meeting minutes, individual portrait and group photographs, artifacts such as event ribbons and buttons from uniforms, and printed memorabilia relating to fire department events.
Accession number: AR.C.7
Quantity: 11.8 linear feet (17 text boxes, 1 artifact box, 29 oversize items, and 10 oversize volumes)
Location: Archives Stacks, Artifacts, qAR, Outer Vault, and Oversize Volumes
Language: English
Repository: Austin History Center, Austin Public Library,
810 Guadalupe, PO Box 2287, Austin, TX 78768

Administrative History

For the first 19 years following Austin’s designation as the capital of the Republic of Texas in 1839 (a period marked by political turmoil culminating in the annexation and eventual statehood of Texas in 1845), the city lacked an organized fire suppression system beyond basic “bucket brigades”. Over those two decades, a number of significant fires occurred, destroying the public library, a ladies’ boarding school, and, in 1855, several prominent supply stores. It was not until a fire at John T. Miller’s livery stable on February 4, 1858, which caused about $1000 worth of property damage, that several white male citizens joined together to create a more formal volunteer fire department. John Bremond, Sr. and William C. Walsh were among the citizens who petitioned for and obtained a charter from the State of Texas to organize the Austin Hook and Ladder Fire Company No. 1 in August 1858.

Between 1868 and 1896, nine additional volunteer companies were formed to serve various neighborhoods of the expanding city. Each company was responsible for responding to alarms near its designated firehouse, and as the city of Austin expanded, more firehouses and companies were built to meet the needs of the growing communities. The city administration appointed C.F. Millett as Austin’s first fire chief in 1866. On March 3, 1874, a city ordinance established a full departmental administration featuring a chief (J.A. Nagle), an assistant chief (August Ziller), a recorder (A.H. Robinson), and several fire commissioners and fire police. This ordinance was amended in 1886 and continued in effect until the volunteer system was disbanded in 1916. At that time, Clarence L. Woodward, who had served as volunteer fire chief from 1905-1908 and again from 1911-1912, was appointed as the first paid chief of the department. Following this professionalization of the city’s fire suppression system, an Ex-Volunteer Fireman’s Association was formed to maintain the history and traditions of the volunteer organization.

Most, if not all, members of the Volunteer Fire Department were representatives of Austin’s wealthy white elite. Texas Siftings, an Austin independent weekly humor magazine, wrote in December 1881 that the “most prominent bankers, merchants, and professional men in Austin are firemen” (though, given the nature of the source, it is possible this was intended as an ironic comment on the firemen’s pomposity rather than a serious assessment of the social character of the organization). Company members were expected to attend fires and to be present at all company meetings, and were charged a fine if they had no excuse for not attending (for both fires and meetings). Records of this attendance are reflected in meticulous records of service, membership rolls, lists of fines, and newspaper clippings kept by company recorders.

The names and formation dates of the Austin volunteer fire companies are as follows:


  • Austin Hook and Ladder Fire Company, No. 1 was founded in August 1858. There was no permanent firehouse for several years, meaning the fire truck was stored and meetings were held in various locations between 6th Street and Congress Avenue until the first Central Fire Station was built in 1885, at 114 West 8th Street.
  • Washington Engine Company, No. 1 was founded in 1868.
  • Colorado Engine Company, No. 2 was founded in 1871, and was housed with the Austin Hook and Ladder Fire Company No. 1 at 114 West 8th Street.
  • Central Engine Company, No. 3 was founded in 1874 and disbanded in 1877.
  • Hope Hook and Ladder Company, No. 2 was founded in 1875 and disbanded in 1882.
  • Protection Hose Fire Company, No. 3 was founded in 1880. Its firehouse was located at 1614 Lavaca Street until July 29th, 1879, when the firehouse burned down.
  • Juvenile Hook and Ladder Company, No. 4 was founded in 1880.
  • East Austin Fire Company, No. 4 was founded in 1886. Its firehouse was located at 1005 Lydia Street.
  • South Austin Fire Company, No. 5 was chartered March 29, 1895. They were the first fire company to build a fire station south of the Colorado River, located on South Congress Avenue.
  • North Austin Fire Company, No. 6 was founded in 1896 to protect residential areas north of Austin. Their fire station was located at 3002 Guadalupe Street.
  • West Austin Fire Company, No. 7 was founded in 1904. This fire station was built at 1000 Blanco Street to protect neighborhoods west of Shoal Creek.
  • Tenth Ward Fire Company, No. 8 was founded in 1908, and built their fire station at 111 E. 1st Street (Cesar Chavez Street).

Sources:


  • Sources: E.H. Loghery, History of the Austin Fire Department (1898).
  • “Volunteers Were Hard Put to Battle Early Blazes -- Bucket Brigades Were First Fire Forming Bodies.”Austin American-Statesman, Centennial Issue, July 19, 1936.
  • Austin Fire Museum ( www.austintexas.gov/firemuseum: accessed November 3, 2017).

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Scope and Contents

The Austin (Tex.). Volunteer Fire Department Records reflect the administrative functions and record-keeping practices related to the fire suppression activities of the Austin Volunteer Fire Department, located in Austin, Texas, from the period of 1868-1916. The records in this collection also provide insight into the evolution of Austin municipal governance over the city’s first fifty years of incorporation, as well as Austin’s urban development (reflected by the development of distinct fire companies to serve various neighborhoods.) The collection captures the department’s growth from a single unit to an organization of ten companies serving various geographic divisions of the city. As the department evolved, a central administrative apparatus developed in addition to each individual company’s individual recordkeeping systems; as such, records of the department-wide administration have been arranged separately from those of each individual company.

The Austin Volunteer Fire Department-Wide Records series (1877-1916) consists of records related to the overall Fire Department administration, including documents relating to firemen’s relief funds, department-wide membership and financial records, certificates of commission for central administrative staff, and records related to the State Fireman’s Association of Texas and its annual conventions. Of particular interest in this series is a volume containing the Fire Record, which contains details about the locations and circumstances of fires that occurred in the city from 1877-1900. Another notable item in this series is the “Running Card,” which lists the geographic assignments of various companies as they stood in 1916.

This series contains the bulk of the printed memorabilia and artifacts contained in the collection, which include tickets, invitations, and dance cards to annual fireman’s balls, programs for San Jacinto Day celebrations organized by the department, as well as a small number of ribbons and badges for State Conventions.

This series also includes 2.5 linear feet of photographs, including an extensive set of approximately 150 black and white cardboard-mounted portraits of individual volunteers. A list of individuals whose images can be found in this photo series can be found here. The collection also contains a smaller number of photographs documenting fire rescues, picnics and other fire department activities, and commemorative events, information which is also noted in captions written on the backs of the photographs. A number of oversize images and photographic collages are also included in this series, such as an “In Memoriam” poster featuring mounted photographic portraits of firefighters who died in the course of Department operations. This series also contains three copper print blocks of fire stations created for the 1914 Fireman’s Relief Fund, and three oversized, hand-drawn portraits, including one of Chief C.L. Woodward.

The Company Records series (1869-1916) consists of records related to individual companies, each of which is arranged as a separate subseries. This grouping is further divided (where records exist) into governing documents, such as charters, certificates of commission, rules, and constitutions; administrative records, such as minutes of departmental or company meetings, membership rolls, and records of individual firemen’s dues payment and attendance at each alarm; and financial records, such as bills, checks, treasurer’s records, and account books; records of events and printed ephemeral and photographs. Many records (approximately 10.5 linear feet) are in the form of 52 bound volumes (ledgers), while others are loose printed or manuscript material.

The following companies are represented in these subgroupings:


  • Austin Hook and Ladder Company No. 1 (1872-1916)
  • Washington Engine Company No. 1 (1869-1916)
  • Colorado Engine Company No. 2 (1875-1916)
  • Hope Hook and Ladder Company No. 2 (1876-1877)
  • Protection Hose Fire Company No. 3 (1886-1911)
  • East Austin Fire Company No. 4 (1886-1916)
  • South Austin Fire Company No. 5 (1895-1916)
  • North Austin Fire Company No. 6 (1896-1916)
  • West Austin Fire Company No. 7 (Undated)
  • Tenth Ward Fire Company No. 8 (1908-1916)

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Arrangement

The collection is arranged into two series:


  • Department-Wide Records
  • Company Records
    • Austin Hook and Ladder Company, No. 1
    • Washington Steam Fire Engine Company, No. 1
    • Colorado Fire Company, No. 2
    • Hope Hook and Ladder Company, No. 2
    • Protection Hose Fire Company, No. 3
    • East Austin Hose Company, No. 4
    • South Austin Fire Company, No. 5
    • North Austin Fire Company, No. 6
    • West Austin Fire Company, No. 7
    • Tenth Ward Fire Company, No. 8

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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 (Persons)
Ford, W.P.
Neyland, W.D.
Von Rosenberg, E.
Woodward, Clarence L.
Subjects (Organizations)
Texas State Firemen's Association.
Subjects
Buildings--Fires and fire prevention.
Engine companies--Texas--Austin.
Fire departments--Officials and employees--Texas--Austin.
Ladder companies--Texas--Austin.
Municipal government--Texas—Austin.
Municipal officials and employees--Texas--Austin.
Portrait photography.
Organizations--Texas--Austin.
Service organizations--Texas--Austin.
Volunteer fire departments--Texas--Austin.
Volunteer fire fighters--Texas--Austin.
Places
Austin (Tex.)--Politics and government.
Document Types
Administrative records.
Black-and-white photographs.
Financial records.
Ledgers (account books).
Membership lists.
Minutes (administrative records).
Printed ephemera.
Broadsides.

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Related Material

Austin Files


  • AF Biography - Woodward, C.L.
  • AF Subject - Fire Department-Volunteer-Austin (General) F1250
  • AF Subject - Fire Stations (General) F1240 (35)
  • AF Subject - Fire Department (General) F1240
  • AF Subject - Austin Volunteer Firemen's Association F1250 (1)
  • AF Subject - Austin Hook & Ladder Co. No. 1 F1250 (2)
  • AF Subject - Austin Volunteer Firemen's Association F1250 (1)
  • AF Subject - Colorado Fire Co. No. 2 F1250 (3)
  • AF Subject - East Austin Hose Co. No. 4 F1250 (4)
  • AF Subject - Ex-Volunteer Firemen's Association F1250 (1)
  • AF Subject - Fire Bells F1250 (10)
  • AF Subject - North Austin Fire Co. No. 6 F1250(5)
  • AF Subject - Protection Hose Co. No. 3 F1250 (6)
  • AF Subject - Rescue Hose Company No.9 F1250(12)
  • AF Subject - South Austin Hose Co F1250 (7)
  • AF Subject - Tenth Ward Fire Company No. 8 F1250 (11)
  • AF Subject - Washington Fire Engine Co. No. 1 F1250 (8)
  • AF Subject - West Austin Fire Company F1250 (9)
  • AF Subject - Colorado Fire Co. No. 2 F1250 (3)

Manuscript Collections


General Collection


  • A 352.3 Lo Loughery, E. H. History of the Austin Fire Department.1898
  • A 352.3 Au Austin Fire Department, Austin, Texas, 1858-1976
  • A 352.3 Au Fire Record of the Austin Fire Department, 1839-1900
  • A 352.3 Au Official Souvenir Austin Volunteer Fire Department

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Administrative Information

Custodial History

The bulk of the collection was donated by the Heritage Society of Austin around 1963. Additional materials have been donated by the Briscoe Center for American History at the University of Texas at Austin and by individuals in the community.

Preferred Citation

Austin (Tex.). Volunteer Fire Department (AR C.7). Austin History Center, Austin Public Library, Texas.

Acquisition Information

Donor #: DO/1970/026

Donation Date: 1963

Processing Information

Collection was initially processed in 1970 by the Austin Public Library. The collection was re-processed in 2017 by Kate Orazem and Molly McGee, who also created and encoded the finding aid.

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Other Finding Aid

This collection was partially processed prior to the creation of this finding aid in 2017. That legacy finding aid can be found here.

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Detailed Description of the Collection

Austin Volunteer Fire Department-Wide Records, 1869-1916

Administrative Records, 1877-1916
Alarms and Jurisdiction Records, 1877-1916
Box Folder
1 1 Fire record (bound volume), 1877-1900
Location BoxItem
qAR 01/010 Running card of fire companies regarding coverage of alarms in each district, June 1, 1916
Meeting Minutes, 1887-1888
Box Folder
1 2 Unbound meeting minutes, 1887-1888
Membership Records, 1877-1879
Location BoxItem
qAR 01/011 Roll of active members of the Austin Fire Department, listed by company, October 1, 1877
01/012 Roll of active firemen of the city of Austin, Travis County, Texas, juror’s exempt list, April 1, 1879
Commissions, 1893-1916
Location BoxItem
qAR 01/015 Certificate of commission of W.P. Ford as recorder of Austin Fire Department, April 19, 1893
01/013 Certificate of commission of W.P. Ford as assistant chief of Austin Fire Department, April 19, 1894
01/014 Certificate of commission of W.P. Ford as chief of Austin Fire Department, April 19, 1895
01/035 Certificate of commission of Clarence L. Woodward as recorder of Austin Fire Department, April 21, 1898
01/036 Certificate of commission of Clarence L. Woodward as assistant chief of Austin Fire Department, April 21, 1900
01/037 Certificate of commission of Clarence L. Woodward as chief of Austin Fire Department, April 21, 1905
01/039 Certificate of commission of Clarence L. Woodward as chief of Austin Fire Department, April 21, 1906
01/041 Certificate of commission of Clarence L. Woodward as chief of Austin Fire Department, April 21, 1907
01/043 Certificate of commission of Clarence L. Woodward as chief of Austin Fire Department, May 1, 1916
Financial Records, 1878-1916
Box Folder
1 3 Treasurer's book (bound volume), 1878-1882
Box Folder
2 1 Treasurer's book (bound volume), 1887-1893
2 Treasurer's book (bound volume), 1900-1905
Box Folder
3 1 Expense and cash account book for department fund and roll of the fire commissioners (bound volume), 1901-1914
2 General ledger (The Historical Souvenir Fund, etc.) (bound volume), 1914-1915
3 Contracts, bills, and receipts, 1890-1916
4 Notes on general standing of department and amount due department, June 30, 1915
State Firemen's Association of Texas, 1884-1916
Box Folder
4 1 Invitation from the board of fire commissioners to the firemen of the state to the laying of a cornerstone of the new capitol, December 12, 1884
2 Convention programs, 1911-1912
3 Proceedings of the annual conventions, 1892-1916
Location BoxItem
Artifacts 124/007-009 Delegate badges with ribbon, 1908
Events and Printed Memorabilia, 1883-1915
Box Folder
4 4 Event programs and tournament rules, 1900-1913
5 Invitations, cards, handbooks, tickets, and tribute poem, 1900-1913
Photographs and Drawings, circa 1887, 1914, undated
A list of names of individuals pictured in these photographs can be found here.
Box Folder
4 6 Portrait photographs of firemen (A-Be, #54-70), Undated
7 Portrait photographs of firemen (Bl-Bu, #71-81), Undated
8 Portrait photographs of firemen (C, #82-91), Undated
9 Portrait photographs of firemen (D-E, #92-110), Undated
10 Portrait photographs of firemen (F-Gi, #111-123), Undated
11 Portrait photographs of firemen (Gl-Ha, #124-137), Undated
12 Portrait photographs of firemen (He-J, #138-151), Undated
Box Folder
5 1 Portrait photographs of firemen (Ka-Ki, #152-163), Undated
2 Portrait photographs of firemen (Kl-Le, #164-177), Undated
3 Portrait photographs of firemen (Li-Mar, #178-189), Undated
4 Portrait photographs of firemen (Mar-Mu, #190-204), Undated
5 Portrait photographs of firemen (N-Q, #205-221), Undated
6 Portrait photographs of firemen (Ra-Ru, #222-231), Undated
7 Portrait photographs of firemen (Sa-Sw, #232-242), Undated
8 Portrait photographs of firemen (T-V, #243-255), Undated
9 Portrait photographs of firemen (W-Z, #256-269), Undated
10 Portraits of firemen and group photographs (#14, 29, 31, 34, 37), Undated
11 Fire engine photographs and photograph of firemen responding to a fire (#32, 35), Undated
Location BoxItem
qAR 14/043 Drawing, portrait of assistant chief, Undated
01/016 Drawing, portrait of recorder, Undated
01/009 Drawing, portrait of C.L. Woodward, Undated
04/02/001 "In memory of our deceased brothers" poster, circa 1887
Location BoxItem
Artifacts 124/001-003 3 copper print blocks of fire stations for Firemen's Relief Fund, 1914

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Company Records, 1869-1916

Austin Hook and Ladder Company No. 1 Records, 1872-1916
Governing documents, 1881-1897
Box Folder
6 1 Printed constitutions and resolution, 1881-1897
Location BoxItem
qAR 02/005 Charter, 1893
Administrative records, 1872-1916
Company meeting minutes, 1872-1916
Location
Oversize Volumes Proceedings and minutes (bound volume), 1872-1884
Proceedings and minutes (bound volume), 1884-1916
Membership records, 1872-1895
Box Folder
6 2 Certificates of membership and discharge, 1877-1893
3 Roll book (bound volume), 1872
4 List of fines for absences (bound volume), 1873-1875
Location
Oversize Volumes Roll book and record of service (bound volume), 1888-1895
Box Folder
6 5 Roll book and record of service (bound volume), 1895-1916
Commissions, 1882-1896
Location BoxItem
qAR 01/017 Certificate of commission of E. Von Rosernberg as treasurer of Austin Hook and Ladder Company No. 1, April 21, 1882
01/018 Certificate of commission of E. Von Rosernberg as treasurer of Austin Hook and Ladder Company No. 1, April 19, 1895
01/019 Certificate of commission of E. Von Rosernberg as treasurer of Austin Hook and Ladder Company No. 1, April 21, 1896
Financial records, 1875-1916
Box Folder
6 6 Day book and account book (bound volume), 1875-1916
Box Folder
7 1 Ledger (bound volume), 1884-1915
2 Financial records (1893-1895) and roll book (1898-1915) (bound volume), 1893-1915
Box Folder
8 1 Receipts, orders, bills, and checks, 1888-1916
Events and Printed Memorabilia, 1868-1911
Box Folder
8 2 Invitations, programs, tickets, cards, and stationary, 1868-1911
Photographs, 1871, 1899, 1901, undated
Box Folder
8 3 Group and commemorative photographs; photograph of engine responding to an alarm (#2, 6, 7), 1871, 1899, 1901, undated
Washington Steam Fire Engine Company No. 1 Records, 1869-1916
Governing documents, 1869-1879
Box Folder
8 4 Printed constitutions, 1869-1879
Administrative records, 1878-1915
Box Folder
8 5 Proceedings and minutes (bound volume), 1878-1915
Financial records, 1902-1915
Location
Oversize Volumes Roll book and treasurer's records (bound volume), 1902-1915
Ephemera, 1891
Box Folder
8 6 Newspaper clipping, 1891
Photographs, 1882
Box Folder
8 7 Portraits of firemen and photograph of fire house with overlaid drawing (#44, 45), Undated
Location ArchivesCollection
Photo Room qAR flat file Photo collage of company members (#278), July 4, 1882
Colorado Fire Company No. 2 Records, 1875-1916
Governing documents, 1875-1904
Box Folder
9 1 Printed constitutions, 1875-1904
Location FlatFile
qAR 01/01/002 Charter, March 15, 1894
Administrative records, 1892-1916
Company meeting minutes, 1892-1916
Location
Oversize Volumes Proceedings and minutes (bound volume), 1878-1891
Box Folder
9 2 Proceedings and minutes, 1892-1895
3 Proceedings and minutes (bound volume), 1892-1895
Location
Oversize Volumes Proceedings and minutes (bound volume), 1911-1916
Membership records, circa 1900-1909
Box Folder
9 4 Blank membership application, circa 1900-1909
Commissions, 1905-1907
Location BoxItem
qAR 01/038 Certificate of commission of Clarence L. Woodward as treasurer of Colorado Hose Company No. 2, April 21, 1905
01/040 Certificate of commission of Clarence L. Woodward as treasurer of Colorado Hose Company No. 2, April 21, 1906
01/042 Certificate of commission of Clarence L. Woodward as treasurer of Colorado Hose Company No. 2, April 20, 1907
Financial Records, 1899-1916
Box Folder
9 5 Treasurer's records (bound volume), 1899-1914
6 Treasurer's records (bound volume), 1914-1916
Events and Printed Memborabilia, 1906-1911, undated
Box Folder
9 7 Cards, dance cards, and embossed design, 1906-1911, undated
Photographs, 1878-1886, undated
Box Folder
9 8 Portraits of firemen and photograph of commemorative banner (#13, 40, 15, 51), 1878, 1886, undated
9 Portraits of fire engine with driver John Wallace and photograph of fire house (#12, 16, 27), undated
Location ArchivesCollection
Photo Room qAR flat file Photo collage of company members (#277), undated
Hope Hook and Ladder Company No. 2 Records, 1876-1877
Commissions, 1876-1877
Location BoxItem
qAR 01/044 Certificate of commission of Henry G. Burland as first assistant foreman of Hope Hook and Ladder Company No. 2, April 21, 1876
01/045 Certificate of commission of Henry G. Burland as first assistant foreman of Hope Hook and Ladder Company No. 2, April 21, 1877
Protection Fire Hose Company No. 3 Records, 1886-1911
Membership records, 1902
Location BoxItem
qAR 14/015 Active membership roll, 1902
Events and Printed Memorabilia, 1897, undated
Box Folder
10 1 Cards and invitation, 1897, undated
Photographs, 1886, 1911, undated
Box Folder
10 2 Portraits of firemen, photograph of fire house, and group photographs (#1, 30, 41, 48, 49), 1886, 1911, undated
East Austin Fire Company No. 4 Records 1886-1916
Governing Documents 1886-1895
Box Folder
10 3 Governing Documents, 1886-1895
Location Box
qAR 01/046 Copy of original charter, February 22, 1886
Administrative Records, 1886-1916
Company meeting minutes, 1886-1916
Box Folder
10 4 Proceedings of the monthly meetings (bound volume), 1886-1889
5 Proceedings of the monthly meetings (bound volume), 1889-1892
6 Proceedings of the monthly meetings (bound volume), 1892-1895
Box Folder
11 1 Proceedings of the monthly meetings (bound volume), 1895-1899
2 Proceedings of the monthly meetings (bound volume), 1899-1903
Box Folder
12 1 Proceedings of the monthly meetings (bound volume), 1903-1910
Box Folder
13 1 Proceedings of the monthly meetings (bound volume), 1910-1916
Correspondence, 1886-1907
Box Folder
13 2 Administrative correspondence, 1886-1907
Membership Records, 1886-1902
Box Folder
13 3 Membership records and roll call ledger, 1893-1902
4 Enrollment correspondence from Charles Moore, secretary, undated
5 Roll book and member accounts (bound volume), 1895-1897
6 Roll book and member accounts (bound volume), 1899-1900
7 Roll book and member accounts (bound volume), 1912-1913
8 Roll book and member accounts (bound volume), 1913-1915
9 Roll book and member accounts (bound volume), 1915-1916
Financial Records, 1886-1916
Box Folder
14 1 Financial records, 1886-1893
2 Ledger (bound volume), 1886-1888
3 Ledger (bound volume), 1888-1892
4 Account book (bound volume), 1892-1900
Location
Oversize Volumes Account book (bound volume), 1897-1914
Account book/ledger (bound volume), 1900-1904
Service record and secretary’s cash (bound volume), 1907-1910
Box Folder
14 5 Account book/ledger (bound volume), 1910-1915
Box Folder
15 1 Ledger (bound volume), 1915-1916
Events and Printed Memorabilia, 1896-1898
Box Folder
15 2 Cards and programs, 1896-1898, undated
Photographs, 1890-1904
Box Folder
15 3 Photographs of fire house and engine, group photographs, and individual portraits (#17-26), 1890-1904
South Austin Fire Company No. 5, 1895-1916
Governing Documents, 1895-1904
Box Folder
15 4 Consititution and bylaws booklets, 1895, 1904
Administrative Records, 1910-1916
Company Meeting Minutes 1907-1916
Location
Oversize Volumes Proceedings and minutes (bound volume), 1907-1916
Membership Records 1910-1916
Box Folder
15 5 Dues and membership records (bound volume), 1910-1916
6 Correspondence regarding membership, 1915
Correspondence 1915
Box Folder
15 7 Administrative correspondence and resolutions, 1915
Financial Records, 1915-1916
Box Folder
15 8 Notes and correspondence regarding payments and dues, 1915-1916, undated
Events and Printed Memorabilia, 1915, 1896
Box Folder
15 9 Cards and programs, 1915, undated
Photographs 1896, undated
Box Folder
15 10 Photographs of fire house and engine (#28, 33, 50), 1896, undated
North Austin Fire Company No. 6, 1896-1916
Governing Documents, 1897-1902
Box Folder
16 1 Printed constitutions, 1897-1902
Administrative Records, 1896-1916
Company Meeting Minutes 1896-1915
Box Folder
16 2 Proceedings and minutes (bound volume), 1896-1902
3 Proceedings and minutes (bound volume), 1903-1915
Membership Records undated
Box Folder
16 4 Blank membership application and notes, undated
Commissions 1912
Location Box
qAR 13/018 Certificate of commission of L.C. Hausman as treasurer of the North Austin Fire Company No. 6, 1912 April 21
Memorabilia, undated
Location BoxItem
Artifacts 124/010-011 Buttons and pins, undated
Box Folder
16 5 Photograph of firemen and engine (#52), undated
West Austin Fire Company No. 7, undated
Governing Documents undated
Box Folder
16 6 Printed constitution, undated
Printed Memorabilia Undated
Box Folder
16 7 Business card, John McNamara, undated
Photographs, undated
Box Folder
16 8 Photograph of firemen in front of firehouse (#53), undated
Tenth Ward Fire Company No. 8, 1908-1916
Administrative Records, 1908-1916
Company Meeting Minutes 1908-1916
Box Folder
16 9 Proceedings and minutes (bound volume), 1908-1912
10 Proceedings and minutes (bound volume), 1912-1916
Membership Records 1909-1916
Box Folder
17 1 Roll book (bound volume), 1909-1916
2 Roll book (bound volume), 1909-1916
Financial Records, 1908-1916
Box Folder
17 3 Treasurer’s book (bound volume), 1908-1912
4 Treasurer’s book (bound volume), 1912-1916
Photographs, Undated
Box Folder
17 5 Photographs of fire house and W.D. Neyland with horses (#46-47) Undated

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