Austin History Center

Fairview Estates Neighborhood Association Records

Overview of the Collection

Creator: Fairview Estates Neighborhood Association
Title: Fairview Estates Neighborhood Association Records
Inclusive Dates: 1979- 2006
Abstract: The Fairview Estates Neighborhood Association was an Austin, Texas organization dedicated to preserving and improving the quality of life in the neighborhood in matters of land use, environmental protection, public services, and consumer production. The Records are composed of administrative materials, correspondence, newspaper clippings, photographs and petitions that document the organization and the neighborhood issues and concerns.
Identification: AR.2016.012
Quantity: .6 linear feet (2 boxes)
Location: Archive Stacks, Outer Vault
Language: The records are in English.
Repository: Austin History Center, Austin Public Library, 810 Guadalupe, PO BOX 2287, Austin, TX 78768

Administrative History

The Fairview Estates Neighborhood Association was an Austin, Texas organization dedicated to preserving and improving the quality of life in the neighborhood in matters of land use, environmental protection, public services, and consumer protection. The Fairview Estates Neighborhood Association also sought to preserve the unique character and amenities of the community and other matters of neighborhood concern such as traffic control and keeping residents informed of issues vital to the neighborhood. The boundaries of the Association were Williamson Creek to the north, South First Street to the west, Stassney to the south, South Congress Avenue to the east, and Arbor Circle.

Scope and Contents

The majority of the Records consist of administrative materials including bylaws, volunteer lists, financial materials, membership information, sign in sheets, meeting minutes and agendas, surveys, goals, correspondence, and the Neighborhood Planning Guidebook dated from 1979 to 2006. Also included are newspaper clippings, photographs, correspondence, petitions, newsletters, and flyers documenting neighborhood concerns and issues. The topics include the Austin Neighborhood Watch program with the Austin Police Department, flooding, the building of a restitution center, speed bumps, the relocation of a Salvation Army inner city transient shelter, zoning information, and other issues concerning the area.


Collection is arranged into 2 series:
I. Administrative Materials
II. Neighborhood Concerns and Issues


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.
Fairview Estates Neighborhood Association.
Austin (Tex.)
South Austin (Tex.)
Neighborhood government--Texas--Austin.

Separated Material

City of Austin South Austin Infill Study has been deaccessioned, multiple copies already in Austin History Center collection.

Banking records deaccessioned.

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Fairview Estates Neighborhood Association (AR.2016.012). Austin History Center, Austin Public Library, Texas.

Acquisition Information

Donor #:DO/2001/045

Donation Date:4/17/2016

Processing Information

Original folder titles were maintained. Finding aid created and encoded by Mallori White in 2016.

Detailed Description of the Collection

Administrative Materials, 1979-2006, undated

Box Folder
1 1 Bylaws- historical, 1983-2001
2 Bylaws- current, 2001
3 2006 Neighborhood issues, 2003, 2006
4 2004 FENA, 2001-2004
5 Lists, 2003
6 Sign in sheets, 2002-2003
7 Administrative materials, 2001-2003
8 2001- 2002 Minutes, 2001-2003
9 FNA- city services committee, 2001
10 Volunteer lists, 2001
11 Meeting, 2000
12 Sign up sheets, 1995
13 Survey, 1983
14 1980's Meeting notes and minutes, 1983 - 1988, 1995
Slides of the neighborhood from this folder moved to the Outer Vault.
15 1980's Membership lists and attendance , 1983-1988
16 Helpful addresses and info, 2002
17 Lists, 2001
18 List of past offices , undated
19 Neighborhood Planning Guidebook, 1979, 1985, 1994
20 Incoming and outgoing correspondence, 1983-1988, 1994
21 Neighborhood profile, goals, and objectives, undated

Neighborhood Issues and Concerns, 1981-2004

Box Folder
2 1 Austin Police Department , undated
2 FENA newsletters, 2003-2004
3 Flooding, 1982-1986, 2001-2003
4 Infill study, 1983
4 1980's Newspaper clippings, 1983-1987
6 Park/Fairview Estates, 1984-1985
7 Ramble and Congress apartments, 1985-1986
8 Restitution center/state prison, 1985
8 Salvation Army, 1985
10 4802 South Congress, 1981-1984
11 South Congress business center, 1984
12 Speed bumps, 2000-2002
13 Water and waste water, City of Austin, 1983-1985, 1992
14 1980's Zoning info, 1984-1986