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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