Founded in November 2002, the Harris County Archives preserves, protects and provides access to the permanent and historical records created by the government of Harris County. Our collections include records from the Assessor and Collector of Taxes, Medical Examiner’s Office (Institute of Forensic Science), Juvenile Probation, Social Services, Justices of the Peace, Commissioners, and County Judges to name only a few of the over 70 offices whose records are in the archives. Adding depth to the understanding of the history of the county are private manuscript collections documenting Harris County and its people including the Heritage Society Map Collection, The Michael Driscoll Papers, J. E. (Mac) McCain Photograph Collection, and the A. E. Amerman Collection.
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Harris County Digitial Archives  Harris County Digitial Archives - Friday, October 20, 2017

Hosted by the Harris County Public Library, the Harris County Digital Archives allows the display of digitized images of records in the Harris County Archives. Explore -- street scenes from 1967 -- scrapbooks from the Old Folks Home and Training School for Girls -- photographs from historic flooding -- reports on traffic planning from the 1940s. Want a record digitized?  Contact Us!

Got Photos??  Got Photos?? - Tuesday, April 4, 2017

We are looking for photographs or other records documenting Harris County's buildings, activities, elected officials, and employees.  Call us if you can help!! 713-274-9680.  

Learn about archives  Learn about archives - Tuesday, April 4, 2017

If you are interested in learning more about archives - how they are organized, different records formats, preservation techniques - volunteer at the Harris County Archives!  Give us a call to make an appointment to discuss your interests. smiley