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Overview of the Collection

Administrative History

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 Visitor Bureau, Inc. Records

An Inventory of the Collection



Overview of the Collection

Creator: Austin (Tex.). Austin Convention and Visitor Bureau, Inc. Board of Directors.
Title: Austin (Tex.). Boards and Commissions. Austin Convention and Visitor Bureau, Inc. Records
Inclusive Dates: 1987-1989
Abstract: The Austin (Texas) City Council passed Ordinance No. 861120-J on November 20, 1986 that established the non-profit, no-stock Austin Convention and Visitor Bureau, Inc. (ACVB, Inc.) for the purpose to plan and develop convention and tourism promotional activities and projects. The ACVB, Inc. Board of Directors' meeting agendas, correspondence, and financial reports in this collection document the activities of the Corporation from September 1987 until the dissolution of the Corporation in September of 1989.
Identification: AR.2013.010
Quantity: .2 linear feet (1 box)
Location: Archives stacks
Language: The records are in English.
Repository: Austin History Center, Austin Public Library,  810 Guadalupe,  PO BOX 2287,  Austin, TX 78768

Administrative History

The Austin (Texas) City Council passed ordinance no. 861120-J on November 20, 1986 that established the non-profit, no-stock Austin Convention and Visitor Bureau, Inc. (although the official name in the articles of incorporation was Austin Convention and Visitor Bureau, Inc. the Corporation was often referred to as the Austin Convention and Visitors Bureau, Inc.) for the purpose to plan and develop convention and tourism promotional activities and projects. A board of directors was appointed by City Council and made responsible for the operation and maintenance of the Corporation, including hiring the Executive Director, defining the Corporation's goals to promote tourism and conventions, and developing the budget. During the August 24, 1989 City Council Meeting Ordinance No. 890824-F was passed to repeal Ordinance 861120-J. In this ordinance the City dissolved Austin Convention and Visitor 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 1989 ordinance also established the Austin Convention and Visitors Bureau department and the Austin Convention and Visitors Commission, which assumed the duties of the Corporation. Seven years later, in 1996, the City passed Ordinance No. 960815-J approving the creation of a another non-profit corporation called the Austin Convention and Visitor's Bureau (commonly referred to as the Austin Convention and Visitors Bureau) and eventually the Commission was dissolved because all Commission activities ceased when the non-profit corporation was established.

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Scope and Contents

The Board of Directors' meeting agendas, correspondence, financial reports and annual work plans in this collection document the activities of Austin Convention and Visitor Bureau, Inc.'s Board of Directors from September 1987 until the dissolution of the Corporation in September of 1989. Included is information about tourism marketing plans, the site location search for a new civic/convention center, promotion of heritage (historic preservation) and minority tourism, issues with performance audits and the dissolution of the Corporation.

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Arrangement

Arranged in chronological order.

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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:
Paynter, Ron.
Wood, Ron.
Organizations:
Austin Convention Center.
Austin Convention and Visitors Bureau.
Austin (Tex.). Convention and Visitor Bureau, Inc.
Places:
Austin (Tex.)
Subjects:
Convention facilities--Texas--Austin.
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.2012.042 Austin (Tex.). Boards and Commissions. Austin Convention and Visitors Commission Records
  • AR.2004.027 Austin Convention & Visitors Bureau Records

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Administrative Information

Custodial History

City of Austin, Office of the City Clerk Record transfer COA Record Series Number GAR60-10A.

Preferred Citation

Austin (Tex.). Boards and Commissions. Austin Conference and Visitor Bureau, Inc. Records (AR.2013.010). Austin History Center, Austin Public Library, Texas.

Acquisition Information

COA transfer

Donation Date: 2013

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 1987 September - December
2 1988 January - June
3 1988 July - August
4 1988 September - December
5 1989 January - September

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