LaToya Devezin

LaToya Devezin is the African American Community Archivist for the Austin History Center. She moved to Austin from her hometown of New Orleans, LA, where she managed the African American Resource Center for the New Orleans Public Library. She has a B.A. in Music from Mary Baldwin College in Staunton, VA, an M.A. in Museum Studies from Southern University, and an M.L.I.S. in Archives Management from Louisiana State University. She is currently pursuing a graduate certificate in Women and Gender Studies from Western Kentucky State University. She loves conducting outreach to increase public knowledge about archives and historic preservation, and is committed to grooming the next generation of archivists and historians.

Relevant Projects

Six Square District Docs mini-documentary project about East Austin, Taste of Black Austin exhibit and program about the history of black foodways in Central Texas, conference on diversity in archives and pluralism in the profession, collecting and preserving African American history in central Texas, archival outreach events, such as the Austin Archives Bazaar, Austin Black Cemeteries project


Austin History Center


Library, Archive, Museum


United States