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Austin (Tex.). Economic Development Department. Sister and Friendship Cities Program Records

An Inventory of the Collection

Overview of the Collection

Creator: Austin (Tex.). Sister and Friendship Cities Program
Title: Austin (Tex.). Economic Development Department. Sister and Friendship Cities Program Records
Inclusive Dates: 1963-2004
Bulk Dates: 1980s-1990s
Abstract: The Austin Sister Cities Program fosters friendly relations and understanding between the citizens of Austin and its sister cities around the world. The program promotes Austin’s educational, cultural, and economic presence in the international community. The collection, dating from 1963 to 2004, contains meeting minutes, festival and event fliers, certificates, travel itineraries, correspondence, newspaper clippings, reports, memorabilia and photographs documenting the activities of the Austin Sister Cities Executive Committee and the individual committees of each sister city.
Identification: AR.1992.014
Quantity: 5.6 linear feet (14 boxes)
Location: Archives stacks, qAR, Outer Vault, Mircroform Room
Language: The records are in English, Spanish, German, Japanese and Chinese.
Repository: Austin History Center, Austin Public Library, 810 Guadalupe, PO BOX 2287, Austin, TX 78768

Administrative History

All Sister City programs take place under the auspices of Sister Cities International, a nonprofit citizen diplomacy network that creates and strengthens partnerships between United States and international communities. Sister Cities International was founded by President Dwight D. Eisenhower in 1956 and is a 501(c) (3) non-profit which serves as a national membership organization for the individual sister cities across the United States. According to the Sister Cities International website ( "Sister Cities International advances peace and prosperity through cultural, educational, humanitarian, and economic development exchanges. It serves as a hub for institutional knowledge and best practices in the field of citizen diplomacy." The network connects thousands of citizens and volunteers across 140 countries in 6 continents.

The City of Austin's involvement in the Sister Cities Program began in 1965 with the establishment a formal relationship with Belo Horizonte, Brazil as its Sister City (deactivated in 1991). Several years later a relationship with Saltillo, Mexico was established. Additional sister cities added in the 1970s and 1980s were Maseru, Lesotho, South Africa (1978); followed by Lima, Peru (1981); Adelaide, South Australia (1983); and Taichung, Taiwan (1986). In the late 1980s the City recognized that the Sister Cities program was operating without specific missions, goals, objectives, work plans and fiscal guidelines and it was determined (Resolution 19900111-44) that the Austin City Council would create and maintain an International Sister Cities Executive Committee and a set of policies and procedures were created to guide the Committee. In the 1990s and 2000s the sister cities of Oita City, Japan (1990); Koblenz, Germany (1992); Xishuangbanna, Yunan Province of China (1997); Old Orlu, Nigeria (2000); Gwangmyeong, Korea (2000); City of Antalya, Turkey (2008); Angers, France (2011); London Borough of Hackney, United Kingdom (2014) were added. Through the years the City of Austin has participated in educational exchanges at every grade level; building career skills for Austinites through apprenticeships; humanitarian aid projects; and cultural, sustainable development and business/economic development exchanges with its Sister Cities. In addition to Sister Cities, Austin has three Friendship Cities: Siem Reap, Cambodia, Tehuacán, Mexico and Villefranche-sur-mer, France.

Current policy in Austin, Texas requires that Sister City relationships are first established by the City of Austin Economic Development Program. The city must establish a Memorandum of Understanding between one or more organizations in Austin and the international city to pursue in exchange beneficial to both cities. These cities must then undergo two years of this exchange. Then, the Mayor, or highest municipal official, of each city must approve a Sister City Agreement. After this approval, a Texas committee of at least fifteen individuals must form to coordinate exchanges between Austin and the international city. A majority of those committee members should be residents of the Austin Metropolitan Statistical Area. The committee must also achieve 501 (c) 3 non-profit status by the Internal Revenue Service.

Scope and Contents

The materials in the collection document the work and governance of the Austin Sister City program including engaging in economic development, humanitarian and cultural visits; arranging school and vocational exchange programs; planning special projects and events to celebrate and promote the relationship between the sister cities; fundraising; and creating City of Austin policies and procedures regarding the Sister Cities Program. These activities are represented in meeting minutes, festival and event fliers, souvenir certificates, travel itineraries, correspondence, newspaper clippings, reports and photographs that span the years 1963 through 2004.

As there wasn't a formal program for the transfer of Austin Sister Cities Program records in the past not all of the Sister Cities are represented in the collection, and of those represented, the amount of documentation varies depending upon how proactive the individual Sister City committee was in donating materials.

The Austin Sister Cities General Materials series (1980-2000) documents the organization of the program as a whole and relationship with Sister Cities International. Included are articles of incorporation and bylaws of the Austin Sister Cities Foundation; Executive Committee meeting minutes and working papers; reports from the individual Sister Cities committees to the Executive Committee; annual meeting programs, certificates and correspondence from Sister Cities International; and reports, correspondence and newsletters from the Institute of Policy Studies. Of interest are the various drafts of policies and procedures and correspondence regarding the effort in the late 1980s and early 1990s to clarify the goals, objectives, work plans and fiscal guidelines of the program.

Materials in the Adelaide, Australia series (1983-2004) documents the visits of Adelaide government officials to Austin and the Mayor Bruce Todd led trade mission to Adelaide as well as other economic development and cultural exchanges that took place in the 1980s and 1990s. These trip documents include correspondence, itineraries, travel details, memorabilia and programs. Also included are Austin-Adelaide Sister City Committee meeting minutes, brochures, proposals and press releases; reports; and newspaper clippings that highlight the activities of the Committee.

The Belo Horizonte, Brazil series (1963-1967) series includes a copy of the resolution documenting the establishment of the first Austin Sister City relationship between Belo Horizonte and Austin (now defunct); correspondence from Austin Mayor Lester Palmer to Mayor Oswaldo Pierucetti of the City of Belo Horizonte, Brazil; and newspaper clippings and memorabilia.

The Gwangmyeong, Korea series (2000-2001) series contains a limited amount of materials including Austin-Gwangmyeong (Kwangmyong) Sister City proposal, Committee member list, a newspaper clipping and booklet about the first visit the Gwangmyeong delegation made to Austin.

The majority of the Koblenz, Germany series (1986-2001) is comprised of materials concerning the logistics and activities of the trade, business, cultural and educational exchanges between the Koblenz and Austin in the 1990s. Included are correspondence, draft and final itineraries, newspaper clippings, photographs and memorabilia. In addition, there are several Austin-Koblenz Sister City Committee annual reports, materials documenting the German American Association of Austin's involvement with the Sister City Program and two recordings of Koblenz exchange students receiving honorary citizenship certificates during Austin City Council meetings on March 1, 2001 and April 8, 1999.

The Austin-Lima Sister Cities Committee and their activities are the most well documented of all the City of Austin Sister Cities. The Lima, Peru series (1981-2003) makes up half of total collection size, and the majority of the materials were donated by Cecilia Bustamante, who was involved both with the Austin-Lima Sister Cities Committee as chair and as a member of the City of Austin Sister Cities Executive Committee. The Administrative Materials subseries (1981-2002) contains meeting minutes, correspondence, reports, work plans and membership lists documenting the work of both the Austin-Lima Committee and their meetings as well as the Bustamante's participation in the Sister Cities Executive Committee as a representative of the Austin-Lima organization. Also included is communication with the Sister City office in Lima, Sister Cities International, the United States Embassy and the United States Department of State. The Correspondence subseries (1981-2002) includes correspondence to and from the City of Austin Mayor's office to Lima government officials and Cecilia Bustamante; emails from Camille Donoghue, Austin Sister Cities coordinator, to the Austin-Lima Sister City Committee; and Committee letters and email concerning programing and planning of various events and visitor exchanges. Copies of press releases and mock-ups of newsletters sent out by the Austin-Lima Sister Cities, as well as copies of newspaper clipping about the Sister Cities program, make up the Publicity subseries (1981-1999).

The Conferences (1987-2000), Festivals and Events (1991-2003), Educational Programs (1990-2003) and Special Projects (1985-2003) subseries document the various events, programs and projects that the Austin-Lima Sister Cities Committee organized and/or participated in from the late 1980s to the early 2000s. Most of the festivals or events focused on the arts and were held in Austin and promoted writers, film makers and artists from Peru and/or South America. The most prominent events were the Fall Literacy Festival and the Poetry Festival. The materials include arrangement details for the venues and with the participants as well as promotional materials advertising the events. The educational programs materials document the relationships between Austin and Lima elementary and middle schools and attempts to create a similar relationship between libraries in the form of correspondence and reports. In addition, the Austin-Lima Sister City organization served as the liaison between Austin Community College and Universidad Nacional Mayor de San Marcos in Lima and flyers, correspondence, newspaper clippings and planning documents highlight this relationship. The Committee was also involved in a variety of special projects in Peru, most of which were humanitarian in nature. The collection contains correspondence, programs, fundraising materials, newspaper clippings, reports and photographs that highlight projects such as the Cabeceras Aid Project, Bread for the Poor, cleft palate surgery project Austin Smiles and other medical missions, hunger relief project Pan y Peces, and raising money and awareness for the cholera epidemic in Peru. Lastly, the Visits and Exchanges subseries (1986-2001) contains planning documents, correspondence, itineraries and newspaper clippings documenting the various visits and exchanges between the two cities including the official visit of Mayor of La Molina, Lima, Rafael Lopez Mobilia,

The Maseru, Lesotho series (1990-1997) contains a limited amount of reports created by the Austin-Maseru Sister City Committee outlining their activities and correspondence.

The materials in the Oita, Japan series (1986-1998) document the agreement between Austin and Oita highlighted by the resolution, articles of incorporation, the agreement concerning future exchange programs and a documentary (video recording) of the Oita-Austin Sister City agreement. Also included are reports of the activities, meeting minutes and membership lists of the Austin-Oita Sister City Committee. In addition there are travel arrangement documents, copies of speeches, correspondence between the city's mayors, schedules, programs, reports, newspaper clippings and memorabilia that provide insight into the activities engaged in during government delegation visits and student exchanges.

The Old Orlu, Nigeria series (2000) consists of materials documenting the formation of the Austin/ Old Orlu Sister City program. Included are two VHS tapes from a Capital City African American Chamber of Commerce meeting that detail the Economic Mission to Imo State in Nigeria, where Old Orlu is located.

A Friendship City declaration signed by the Mayor of Porto Alegre is the only document contained in the Porto Alegre, Brazil series (2002).

The Saltillo, Mexico series (1981-2004) contains materials generated by the Austin-Saltillo Sister City Committee in their efforts to foster a relationship between the two cities. Included are Committee reports and travel documents for several trade and cultural visits between the two cities including invitations, programs, brochures and copies of historical documents that document Mayor Frank Cooksey and his wife's trip to Saltillo as part of the 409th Anniversary of Saltillo.

The materials in the Taichung, Taiwan series (1986-1997) include activity reports of the Austin-Taichung Sister City Committee as well as planning documents, memorabilia, itineraries and correspondence documenting visits between the two cities.

The Xishuangbanna, China series (1999) contains a documentation of a proposed delegation from Austin traveling to China.


Collection arranged into twelve series:
Austin Sister Cities General Materials
Adelaide, Australia
Belo Horizonte, Brazil
Gwangmyeong, Korea
Koblenz, Germany
Lima, Peru
Maseru, Lesotho
Oita, Japan
Old Orlu, Nigeria
Porto Alegre, Brazil
Saltillo, Mexico
Taichung, Taiwan
Xishuangbanna, China


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Index Terms

This record series is indexed under the following controlled access subject terms.
Bustamante, Cecilia.
Cooke, Lee.
Cooksey, Frank C.
Todd, Bruce.
Austin (Tex.). Economic Development Department.
Austin Sister Cities Foundation.
Austin Sister Cities Executive Committee.
Sister Cities International.
Adelaide (S. A.).
Belo Horizonte (Brazil).
Koblenz (Germany)
Lima (Peru).
Maseru (Lesotho).
Oita (Japan)
Old Orlu (Nigeria).
Saltillo (Coahuila, Mexico).
Taichung Hsien (Taiwan).
Xishuangbanna (China).
Cities and towns -- International cooperation.
International relations.
Sister cities.

Related Material

Austin Files

  • AF Biograph - Bustamante, Cecilia
  • AF Subject- Sister City Program S2550
  • AF Subject - International Relations - General I1230 (1)
  • AF Subject - International Relations - Austin Committee on Foreign Relations TI1230 (10)
  • AF Subject - International Relations - Friendship International Club TI1230 (15)
  • AF Subject - International Relations - International Good Neighbor Council TI1230 (19)
  • AF Subject - International Relations - International Hospitality Council of Austin TI1230 (25)

Manuscript Collections

  • AR.S.006 Nettie Moore Papers

General Collection

  • A 303.482 PE Pennington, Gloria Mata. Austin-Saltillo Sister Cities Association History. 2001.
  • A 303.482519 AU Austin-Kwangmyong Sister City Committee. Austin-Kwangmyong Sister City Proposal. 2000.

Separated Material

Deaccessioned - Checks with visible account numbers were removed from the collection.

The majority of the gifts and memorabilia collected during visits were returned to the International Program Coordinator at the COA Economic Development Department.

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Austin (Tex.). Economic Development Department. Sister and Friendship Cities Program Records (AR.1992.014). Austin History Center, Austin Public Library, Texas.

Acquisition Information

Donor #: DO/2002/010

Donation Date: 2001-2007

Donor #: DO/1992/058

Donation Date: 1992-2005

Donor #: DO/1995/018

Donation Date: 1995-2006

Processing Information

Final Processing and Finding Aid By: Ali Dzienkowski, Lauren Stealey, Evelyn Veasey, December 2014. Updated by Molly Hults in 2015.

Detailed Description of the Collection

Austin Sister Cities General Materials, 1980-2000

Box Folder
1 1 Austin Sister Cities Foundation, Inc. articles of incorporation, 1991-1999
2 Austin Sister Cities Foundation, Inc. bylaws, 1991, undated
3 City of Austin Sister Cities program policies and procedures, 1989-1998
4 Sister Cities Executive Committee meeting minutes and working papers, 1990-2001
Location COACabinet
Microform Drawer Drawer 4 Sister Cities Executive Committee meeting minutes (microfilm), 1990-1993
Box Folder
1 5 Reports to the Executive Committee, 1991, 2000
6 Mayor's Task Force on Sister Cities, 1993-1993
7 Sister Cities International Texas Annual Meeting, 1999
8 Sister City International - general, 1994-1997, undated
9 Sister Cities International certificates, 1980-1992
10 Institute for Policy Studies/Washington, 1992-1994
11 Medical insurance for visitors/regulations, 1989-1992

Adelaide, Australia, 1983-2004

Box Folder
1 12 Resolution and constitution, 1983, undated
13 Austin-Adelaide Sister City Committee meeting minutes, 1987-1992
14 Austin-Adelaide Sister City Committee brochures, undated
15 Sister city relationship questionnaire, 1987
16 Adelaide Week in Austin in 1986, 1986
17 Austin Week in Adelaide in 1986, 1986
18 Austin Week in Adelaide in 1986 - St. Thomas School letters to Mayor Cooksey, 1986
Box Folder
2 1 Adelaide visit to Austin in 1989, 1989
2 Adelaide visit to Austin in April 1993, 1991-1993
3 Adelaide visit to Austin in 1996, 1996
4 Austin visit to Adelaide in 1996, 1996-1997
5 Adelaide/Austin Business Mission, 2001
6 Assorted economic and cultural exchanges, 1986-1997
7 Assorted correspondence, 1984-2004, undated
8 General materials, 1985-1997
9 Memorabilia, 1990, undated
Location BoxItem
qAR 049/094 Proclamation, 1983
16 Austin City Council Meeting proclamation (video recording), 2001

Belo Horizonte, Brazil, 1963-1967

Box Folder
2 10 Resolution, 1965
11 Mayoral correspondence, 1967
12 Printed materials, 1963-1966

Gwangmyeong, Korea, 2001, undated

Box Folder
2 13 General materials, 2001, undated

Koblenz, Germany, 1986-2001

Box Folder
3 1 Austin-Koblenz Sister City committee, 1995-1996
2 Austin visit to Koblenz in 1990, 1990-1991
3 Koblenz visit to Austin in 1991, 1991
4 Austin visit to Koblenz in 1992, 1992, undated
5 Koblenz visit to Austin in 1992, 1992
6 Koblenz business delegation visit to Austin in 1996, 1995-1996
7 Austin visit to Koblenz in 1998, 1998
8 Koblenz visit to Austin in 1999, 1999
9 Apprentice exchange program, 1993-1997, undated
10 Student exchanges, 1992-1997
11 German American Association of Austin, 1989-1990
12 Mayoral correspondence, 1993, 1997
13 General materials, 1986-1995
Box Folder
14 City Council Meeting ceremonies (video recordings), 1999, 2001

Lima, Peru, 1981-2003

Administrative Materials, 1981-2003
Box Folder
3 14 Austin-Lima Sister City Committee mission, resolution, bylaws, 1981-1999, undated
15 Austin-Lima Sister City Committee membership, 1990-2003, undated
Box Folder
4 1 Austin-Lima Sister City Committee Board of Directors, 1990-1994
2-6 Austin-Lima Sister City Committee meetings, 1990-2001
7-8 Chair - Austin-Lima Sister City Committee , 1997-2001
9-15 City of Austin Sister Cities Executive Committee meetings, 1995-2001
16 Reports and work plans, 1992-2002
17 Austin-Lima Sister City subcommittees, 1990-1991, undated
18 Volunteers, 1997-2001
Box Folder
5 1-2 Austin-Lima Sister Cities - Lima Office, 1995-2002
Box Folder
5 3 Sister Cities International, 1995-1996, 2002
4 Council Hispanic American Associations, 2002, undated
5 United States Embassy, Lima, 2001-2002
6 United States Department of State, 1996-1999
Correspondence, 1981-2002
Box Folder
5 7 City of Austin Mayor's Office, 1988-1997, undated
8 Donoghue, Camille, 2001-2002
9 Lima-City Hall, 1999
10 Requests for information, Miami, 1999-2000
11 Revilla, Javier Montes, 1981-1982
12 Miami, 1999-2000
13 Politica Cultural, 2001-2002
14-15 Outgoing correspondence, 1982-1996
16 Incoming correspondence, 1982-1994
Publicity, 1981-1999
Box Folder
5 17 Newsletters, 1990-1995, undated
Location BoxItem
qAR 049/067-069 Event posters, undated
Box Folder
5 18 Press coverage, 1990-1999
19 Press releases, 1981-1991
Conferences, 1987-2000
Box Folder
6 1 IV International Symposium of Tourism, Ecology and Municipality, 1992-1994
2 FORO Ecologico - Lima, 1999
3 International Mapping Conference, 2000
4 International North/South Conference, 1992, undated
5 Local Government Conference for Economic Development, 2000
6 NexTech Summit, 1999
7 Prospects for Democracy and Peace in Peru, 1991-1993
8 Sister Cities International Conference, Denver, 2000
9 III Symposium on Disability and Telecommunications, 1999
10 Workshop on Sustainable Development, 1993
11 Conferences - assorted, 1987-1998
Festivals and Events, 1991-2003
Box Folder
6 12 Austin Community College International Office events, 2000
13 Azatlan Dance Company, 1991-2001
14 Cine las Americas film festival, 1998-2000, undated
18 Fall Literary Festival 2001, 2001
15-17 Fall Literary Festival 2002 - coordination, 2001-2002
Box Folder
7 1-27 Fall Literary Festival 2002 - correspondence with participants, 2002-2003
28 Fall Literary Festival 2003, 2002-2003
29 International Children's Festival, 1999-2001
Corresponding photographic negatives housed in the Outer Vault, Archives Collection, color negatives drawer.
30 Peruvian Fete 2001, 2001
31 Peruvian Fete 2002, 2002
32 Pause for Peace, 1999
33 Poetry Festival 1999, 1999, undated
34 Poetry Festival 2000, 2000, undated
35 Poetry Festival 2001, 2001, undated
Box Folder
8 1 Red Cross International Festival , 2000-2001
2 Semillitas del Arte exhibit at Austin Children's Museum, 2001, undated
3 Susana Baca at One World Theatre, 1999
4 Texas Sister Cities Day at the Capitol, 2001
Location BoxItem
qAR 049/091 Poster with event photographs, undated
Educational Programs, 1990-2003
Box Folder
8 5-7 Sister Schools, 1990-2003
8 Sister Libraries, 1999-2000
9 Study abroad program - Austin Community College/University of San Marcos, 2003
Box Folder
9 10-11 International Business Institute - Austin Community College Project, 2001-2002
Special Projects, 1985-2003
Box Folder
8 10 Archbishop of Lima (Arzobispado de Lima), 2000
11 Arco Iris Andean music, 1997, undated
12 Asociacion Femenina de Apoyo Comunal (Women's Association for Community Development) , 1991-1993, undated
13-15 Cabeceras Aid Project, 1997-2003
16 Caminar Rehabilitation Project, 1991, undated
17 Centro de la Mujer Peruana - Flora Tristan, 1990-1992, undated
18 Cholera epidemic, 1991-1992
Box Folder
9 1-2 Economic mission, 1998-2002
3 Elderly and disabled projects, 1996-2000
Corresponding photographic negatives housed in the Outer Vault, Archives Collection, color negatives drawer.
4 Emergency committee - disaster relief operation, 2001
5 Emergency committee - Lima fire, 2001
6 Environmental Commission - Pantanos de Villa, 1999-2001, undated
7 Global Turbin Engine Project, 1999
8 Global Youth, 1997-1999
9 Human right campaign/violation in Peru, 1997-2001, undated
12-13 Medical Mission - Austin Smiles, 1991-2000
14-15 Medical Missions - Flying Hospital, 1998-2001
Box Folder
10 1-3 Medical Missions - Pan Para los Pobres (Bread for the Poor), 1992-1997
4 Medical Missions - Westlake Presbyterian Church, 1999
5 Medical Missions - volunteers, 1998-2002
6 Mujeres Trabajando - Lima, 1992-1993, undated
7 Museo de los Ninos y las Ninas (Lima Children's Museum), 1999
8 Pan y Peces , 1990-1993, undated
9 Texas Commission on Alcohol and Drugs, 1989
10 Texas - assorted special projects, 1990-1991, undated
11 Water executive summary, 2002
12 Wheelchairs for peace, 2002
13 Incoming projects - inactive, 1985-1993
14 Projects photo album (Pan y Peces; Caminar, Asociacion Femenina de Apoyo Comunitario), 1992, undated
Visits and Exchanges, 1986-2001
Box Folder
11 1 Cultural exchanges, 1986
2 Francisco Diez Canseco visit to Austin, 1988
3 Alida Bustamante visit to Austin, 1988
4 Dr. Ableardo Sanchez Leon and Juan Acevedo visit to Austin, 1988
5 Luis Bustamante Belaunde visit to Austin, 1989
6 Mayor Lopez-Mobilia visit to Austin, 1989
7 Luis Morante visit to Austin, 1990
8 Daniel Vera Ballon visit to Austin, 1991
9 President Alberto Fujimori visit to Austin, circa 1992
10 International Feminist Video Conference (Austin), 1992
11 Peruvian journalists visit Austin, 1994
12 Trade Mission visit to Austin 1995, 1994-1995
13 Visitors to Congress Peru, 1997
14 Cecilia Bustamante visit to Lima, Peru, 1997
15 Cecilia Bustamante visit to Lima, Peru, 1998
16 Cecilia Bustamante visit to Lima, Peru, 1999
17 Jose Drez-Canseco Cisneros visit, 1999
18 Frances "Sissy" Farenthold visit to Lima, Peru, 1999-2000
19 Paul Klemperer visit to Lima, Peru, 2001

Maseru, Lesotho, 1990-1997

Box Folder
12 1 Correspondence and reports, 1990-1997

Oita, Japan, 1986-1998

Box Folder
12 2 Resolutions, articles of incorporation and agreements, 1990-1996
14 Documentary of Oita-Austin Sister City agreement (video recording), undated
Box Folder
12 3 Membership lists, 1993, 1996
4 Austin-Oita Sister City Committee, 1991-1992
5 Austin-Oita Sister City Committee, 1996-1998
6 Mayoral correspondence, 1990-1997
7 Honorary citizen certificate, 1999
8 Pre-Sister City agreement Japan delegation speeches, 1986-1987
9 Oita delegation visit Austin in 1990, 1990
10 Oita delegation to Austin in 1991, 1991
11 Austin delegation to Oita in 1995, 1995-1996
12 Oita delegation to Austin in 1997, 1997
13 Oita student exchanges, 1991-1997
14 Cultural and economic exchanges, 1988-1997
Location BoxItem
qAR 049/093 Sister Cities International certificate, undated
14 City Council meeting ceremonies, 2000, undated

Old Orlu, Nigeria, 2000

Box Folder
12 15 Mission statement and administrative materials, 2000, undated
14 Capital City African American Chamber of Commerce Economic Mission to Nigeria (2 video recording), undated

Porto Alegre, Brazil, 2002

Box Folder
12 16 Friendship City declaration, 2002

Saltillo, Mexico, 1981-2004

Box Folder
12 17 Austin-Saltillo Sister City Committee, 1992-1995, undated
18 Visits and invitations in 1980s, 1988, undated
19 Austin delegation visits Saltillo in 1985, 1985, undated
Box Folder
13 1 Saltillo delegation to Austin in 1989, 1988-1989
2 Saltillo trade mission in 1995, 1994-1995
2 Invitations and visits in 1990s-2000s, 1991-2004
4 Historical documents, 1981-1983, undated
5 Official copies of historical documents, 2004, undated
6 Anniversary of Saltillo programs and brochures, 1986
7 Pagina Informativa newsletter, 2000-2004

Taichung, Taiwan, 1986-1997

Box Folder
13 8 Austin-Taichung Sister City Committee, 1987-1997, undated
9 Mayoral correspondence, 1986-1996
10 Austin delegation to Taichung City in 1986, 1986
11 Taichung visit to Austin in 1987, 1987
12 Austin delegation to Taichung in 1992, 1992
Location BoxItem
qAR 049/092 Certificate to Mayor Frank Cooksey, undated

Xishuangbanna, China, 1999

Box Folder
13 13 Xishuangbanna visit to Austin in 1999, 1999