Legacy Library Collections

Legacy Libray collections are curated to provide online, public discovery, engagement, and use of historical records collections for historical, creative, documentary, and genealogical research.

Emancipation Day celebration, June 19, 1900 held in "East Woods" on East 24th Street in Austin. Credit: Austin History Center.

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Our collections include historical documents such as narratives of those enslaved, juneteenth also known as Jubilee Day, Freedman’s Records, Dawes Rolls, enslaved ship manifest, Black Wall Street, and more.