About the Archives

Since its founding in 1940, the Hogg Foundation for Mental Health has played a seminal role in the shaping of the mental health system in Texas, as well as in the education of the people of Texas about issues surrounding mental health, wellness, and recovery. 

We regard it as part of our educational mission to document and archive the foundation’s history, which has become an important part of the larger history of Texas, the specific histories of mental and public health in Texas, and the evolution of mental health systems and discourses nationally and globally. 

Historical and archival information about the Hogg Foundation for Mental Health can be found in a number of places.

In honor of its 75th anniversary, the Hogg Foundation has given a grant to historian William S. Bush, chair of the Department of Humanities and Social Sciences at Texas A&M University-San Antonio, to research and write a history of the foundation’s role in the establishment of the mental health system in Texas. The book, provisionally titled “Circuit Riders of Mental Health,” has an anticipated publication date of fall 2015. A great deal of the material on this website comes from Dr. Bush’s research. 

The University of Texas Digital Repository, which is a program of the university library system, has been working with us to digitize our annual reports, newsletters, pamphlets and brochures. The documents are free to download in PDF or plain text format.

We have a select amount of material onsite at our offices on Lake Austin Boulevard in Austin, Texas. Also, this website will become an increasingly rich resource for historical material.

The Dolph Briscoe Center for American History at The University of Texas at Austin holds the bulk of Hogg Foundation (and related) archives. This includes the: