About the Archive

The Hogg Foundation seeks to transform how communities promote mental health in everyday life today, but we also recognize the impact of history on the communities we serve. Identifying the health disparities and societal inequities of the past helps us to recognize and confront how our institutions handle care and recovery today. 

These histories are not always readily available due to the longstanding stigma around mental health. The Hogg Foundation has played a major role in the mental health landscape in Texas since 1940, and by opening our archive to the public we hope to shed light on this history.

Research in the Archive

The Hogg Foundation’s archive collects and preserves records that provide evidence of the activities and development of the Hogg Foundation and its mission. With over 200 linear feet of paper files and 650 GB of digital files, there is so much to discover. While some of our material is available online, there is even more to discover in person. The archive is open to the public by appointment. To make an appointment, email hogg-archives@austin.utexas.edu. 

In addition to the robust in-house collection, archival information about the foundation is available at The Dolph Briscoe Center for American History at The University of Texas at Austin. Digitized versions of our historical publications can be found on Texas ScholarWorks and the Education Resources Information Center (ERIC).


Learn more about the history of the Hogg Foundation, including leadership, key publications, audio interviews and more.