Austin History Center

Walsh Tarlton Neighborhood Association Records

An Inventory of the Collection



Overview of the Collection

Creator: Walsh Tarlton Neighborhood Association
Title: Walsh Tarlton Neighborhood Association Records
Inclusive Dates: 1980-1991
Abstract: The Walsh Tarlton Neighborhood Association (WTNA) was organized in early 1980 and was originally composed of seven subdivisions: Woodhaven I & II, Countryside, Beecave Woods I, II, III & IV with the purpose of uniting a group of neighbors to represent all of the areas in WTNA in civic as well as social activities. The collection consists of records dated from 1980 to 1991 that document the activities of the organization and includes correspondence, meeting minutes, newspaper clippings, reports, and petitions.
Identification: AR.2015.007
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 Walsh Tarlton Neighborhood Association (WTNA) was organized in January of 1980 with the bylaws being adopted a month later in February. The geographical boundaries were originally listed as the area south of Bee Cave Road, west of MoPac, east of Rolling Hills West and north of Tamarron and included the Woodhaven I & II, Countryside, Beecave Woods I, II, III & IV subdivisions. The purpose of the organization was uniting a group of neighbors to represent all of the areas in WTNA in civic as well as social activities. The primary concerns expressed at the organizational meeting were the development of plans for the completion of the extension of the four lane expressway along Walsh Tarlton and zoning issues. Currently (2015) the WTNA states the mission of the association is to build community through communication and interaction, promote awareness of and compliance with covenants, improve the quality of life in the neighborhood, and safeguard each property owner’s investment.


Scope and Contents

The collection consists of records maintained by the secretary of the Walsh Tarlton Neighborhood Association (WTNA) and include meeting minutes, correspondence, membership rosters, newspaper clippings, plat maps, reports, petitions, annotated and paste-up versions of newsletters and notes that document the neighborhoods' concerns with traffic, land use, environmental protection and development in the area. Community concerns such as constructing a bridge at Walsh Tarlton and Pinnacle, locating a psychiatric hospital in the neighborhood, dogs running loose, a proposed development by Walter Vackar & Associates, the Westbank Community Library, the Eanes Independent School District sewage discharge, the location of the new fire station and Clean-Up Day are documented in the records.


Arrangement

Original order by date was maintained.

Restrictions

Restrictions on Access

Open to all users.

Restrictions on Use

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.


Index Terms

This record series is indexed under the following controlled access subject terms.
Organizations:
Walsh Tarlton Neighborhood Association.
Places:
Austin (Tex.)
Subjects:
Neighborhood government--Texas--Austin.
City planning--Texas--Austin.
Community development--Texas--Austin.

Separated Material

Periodicals - Walsh Tarlton Neighborhood Association Newsletter scattered issues from 1980-1991


Administrative Information

Custodial History

Donated by a former secretary of the Walsh Tarlton Neighborhood Association.

Preferred Citation

Walsh Tarlton Neighborhood Association (AR.2015.007). Austin History Center, Austin Public Library, Texas.

Acquisition Information

Donor #: DO/2015/004

Donation Date: 2015

Processing Information

Finding aid created and encoded by Molly Hults in 2015. Original folder order and titles maintained.


Detailed Description of the Collection

Box Folder
1 1 1980
2 1981
3 1982
4 1983
5 1984
6 1985
7 1986
8 1989
9 1990
10 1991
11 General materials 1983-1985, undated