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Overview of the Collection

Scope and Contents

Arrangement

Restrictions

Index Terms

Related Material

Administrative Information

Description of Series

Austin History Center

Austin (Tex.). Boards and Commissions. Austin Convention and Visitors Commission Records

An Inventory of the Collection



Overview of the Collection

Creator: Austin (Tex.). Austin Convention and Visitors Commission
Title: Austin (Tex.). Boards and Commissions. Austin Convention and Visitors Commission Records
Inclusive Dates: 1989-1990
Abstract: The Austin Convention and Visitors Commission was established by Austin City Council Ordinance No. 890824-F in 1989 for the purpose of advising City Council on planning and developing convention and visitor promotional activities and projects. The collection contains meeting agendas and minutes, member lists, copies of city ordinances, and Austin Convention and Visitors Bureau financial records and productivity reports that document the first seven months of the commission's activities.
Identification: AR.2012.042
Quantity: .4 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

Boards and commissions are an established feature of Austin's municipal government and provide citizens an opportunity to participate in the City's governmental process and lend a more diverse viewpoint for the City Council to consider. They are created by the City Council as the need arises and dissolved if the need for the particular board or commission ends or if the purpose of the board/commission needs to be altered.

The Austin Convention and Visitors Commission was established by Austin City Council Ordinance No. 890824-F in 1989 for the purpose of advising City Council on planning and developing convention and visitor promotional activities and projects. In this ordinance the City was dissolved the existing non-profit corporation the Austin Convention and Visitors Bureau, Inc. because it was determined that the duties could be more effectively performed by the City Manager, with the assistance of an advisory commission.

The January 31, 1991 Austin City Council minutes contain a discussion of repealing Ordinance No. 890824-F creating the Convention and Visitors Commission however the commission still existed in the 1992 City Code (Section 2-4-65) and the recodified City Code in 2003 (Section 2-1-211). However, in 1996 the City passed an ordinance approving the creation of a non-profit corporation called the Austin Convention and Visitor's Bureau for the purpose of planning and developing convention and tourism promotional activities and projects. And then, according to the June 22, 2006 Austin City Council meeting minutes, the Austin Convention and Visitors Commission was recommended for elimination because all commission activities ceased when the non-profit corporation Austin Convention and Visitor's Bureau was created in 1996. Ordinance No. 20060622-015 amended the City Code to abolish the Convention and Visitors Commission.

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Scope and Contents

The collection contains materials dating from the orientation Convention and Visitors Commission meeting held on March 1, 1990 and then the monthly meeting through September 25, 1990. The meeting agendas and minutes, member lists, copies of city ordinances, and Austin Convention and Visitors Bureau financial records and productivity reports document the first seven months of the Commission's activities.

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Arrangement

Materials are arranged chronologically.

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Restrictions

Restrictions on Access

Open to all users.

Restrictions on Use

None.

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Index Terms

This record series is indexed under the following controlled access subject terms.
Persons:
Hudson, Jim.
Organizations:
Austin Convention and Visitors Bureau.
Austin (Tex.). Convention and Visitors Commission.
Places:
Austin (Tex.)
Subjects:
Tourist trade--Texas--Austin.

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Related Material

Austin Files


  • Convention & Visitors Bureau C7050
  • City Departments - Convention Center Department C4080 (2)
  • Municipal Buildings - Austin Convention Center M8640 (12)
  • Municipal Buildings - Convention Center (proposed, 1985) M8640 (10)

General Collection


  • A 338.4791 Ci Austin Convention and Visitors Bureau. City of Austin Convention & Visitors Bureau Project. 1998.
  • A 338.4791 AU Austin Convention and Visitors Bureau. Revised FY 1989/90 Workplan, January 15, 1990-September 30, 1990. 1990
  • A 352.439 AUAU7A Austin (Tex.). Internal Auditing Dept. Austin Convention and Visitors Bureau, Inc. 1989.

Periodicals


  • ACVB News
  • ACVB Highlights
  • ACVB Notes
  • Austin Calendar of Events
  • Dillo Talk
  • Insight: A Sneak Peak Into What the ACVB Is Up To
  • Mid-Month Report

Archives and Manuscript Collections


  • AR.2013.010 Austin (Tex.). Austin Convention and Visitor Bureau, Inc. Records
  • AR.2004.027 Austin Convention & Visitors Bureau Records

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Administrative Information

Custodial History

Transferred from the City of Austin, Office of the City Clerk in 2012.

Preferred Citation

Austin (Tex.). Boards and Commissions. Convention and Visitors Commission Records (AR.2012.042). Austin History Center, Austin Public Library, Texas.

Acquisition Information

Records Management transfer

Transfer Date: 2012

Processing Information

Finding aid created and encoded by Molly Hults in 2013.

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Detailed Description of the Collection

 

Box Folder
1 1 March 1, 1990 meeting, 1989-1990
2 April 4, 1990 meeting, 1989-1990
3 May 8, 1990 meeting, 1990
4 June 12, 1990 meeting, 1990
5 July 24, 1990 meeting, 1990
6 August 21, 1990 meeting, 1990
7 September 25, 1990 meeting, 1990

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