Houston Public Library, Houston Metropolitan Research Center

Kay Bailey Collection:

An Inventory of Her Records at the Houston Metropolitan Research Center, Houston Public Library



Descriptive Summary

Creator Hutchison, Kay Bailey, 1943-
Title Kay Baily Collection
Inclusive Dates 1974-1976
Identification MSS 17
Extent 45 boxes
Language Materials are in English
Repository Houston Metropolitan Research Center, Houston Public Library

Biographical Note

Kay Bailey, born July 22, 1943, received her law degree from the University of Texas in 1967. She was one of the first woman news reporters in Houston, working for KPRC-TV. She also worked for a period as press secretary for Anne Armstrong while she was co-chairman of the National Republican Party. She served two terms in the Texas Legislature and was a member of the 1974 Texas Constitutional Convention. During her legislative career she was particularly concerned with women's rights, especially rape legislation, mass transit, and land use planning. She resigned from the 64th Legislature to accept a presidential appointment to the Federal Transportation Safety Board. Additional biographical information is available in Box 45, Folder 7.


Scope and Contents

The collection contains correspondence, clippings, manuscripts, and printed material that relate to Ms. Bailey's career during the 63rd and 64th Texas Legislatures and the 1974 Texas Constitutional Convention.


 

Arrangement

The collection is arranged chronologically and alphabetically under several general headings:
63rd Legislature Correspondence
Interim Correspondence 63rd-64th Legislatures
64th Legislature Correspondence
64th Legislature Committee Assignments
64th Legislature Legislation
63rd-64th Legislatures Information Files
General Correspondence

Restrictions

Access Restrictions

None.

Use Restrictions

Permission to publish or reproduce materials from the Kay Bailey Collection must be obtained from the Houston Metropolitan Research Center or the appropriate copyright holder.


Index Terms

Subjects
Texas--Legislature (63rd : 1973-1974)
Texas--Legislature (64th : 1975-1976)
Texas--Constitutional Convention (1974)
Legislators -- Texas
Legislation -- Texas

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Kay Bailey Collection. Houston Metropolitan Research Center, Houston Public Library.

Acquisition Information

Donated by: Kay Bailey in 1976.

Processing Information

Processed by: BJW, 1977.


Detailed Description of the Collection

 

63rd Legislature Correspondence

Box Folder
1 1 Appropriations Bill
2 Bill Archer
3 Architects
4 Attorney general
5 Bail Bond
6 Budget
7 Business and Marketing
8 Chamber of Commerce
9 Children
10 Committees
11 City countil, Single Member Districts
12 Constituency Correspondence
13 Constitutional Convention Commission
14 Correspondence - Constitutional Revision Commission (from)
15 Construction Industry
16 Deaf
17 Drug Legislation
18 Education - Houston Independent School District, Single Member Districts
19 Education - Higher
20 Education - Public Schools
21 Education - Vocational
Box Folder
2 1 Elections Committee
2 Energy Crisis
3 Environment - Miscellaneous
4 Ethics Code
5 Equal Rights - Women
6 Firemens Consultation Bill
7 Fox-Bailey, H.B. 998
8 General
9 Health
10 Hold
11 Houst Journal
12 Daily House Calendar
13 City of Houston
14 Houston - Galveston Area Council
15 Houston Metropolitan Ministries
16 Independent College and University
17 Insurance - Miscellaneous
18 King, Martin Luther, H.B. 118
19 Labor, H.B. 1374
20 Labor
Box Folder
3 1 Land Use Planning
2 Law Enforcement
3 Miscellaneous Correspondence - January 1973
4 Miscellaneous Correspondence - February 1973
5 Miscellaneous Correspondence - March 1973
6 Miscellaneous Correspondence - April 1973
7 Miscellaneous Correspondence - May 1973
8 May Newsletter
9 Medical
10 Mental Retardation
11 Museum of Fine Arts
12 Oil and Gas
Box Folder
4 1 Optometry
2 Optometrists
3 Honorary Pages
4 Penal Code
5 Penal Code Revision
6 Pollution
7 Ports
8 Prarie View
9 Public Employees
10 Reform Bills H.B. 1 - N.B. 9
11 Single Member Legislative Districts
12 Reform
13 Republican Citizen
14 Revenue
15 Single Homestead Exemption
16 63rd Session
17 Speaker of the House
18 Special session - Speed limits
19 State Bar of Texas
20 Tallies
21 Taxes - General
Box Folder
5 1 Taxes - Property
2 Teacher Retirement
3 Texas Air Control Board
4 Texas Bill of Rights Foundation
5 Texas Legislative Council
6 Texas in Action Bulletin
7 Texas Research League
8 Texas Tourist Development
9 Texas United Community Services
10 Texas Trial Lawyers Association
11 Utilities
12 Water Districts
13 Welfare
14 Universities
15 Urban Development
16 Veterans



 

Interim Correspondence 63rd-64th Legislatures

Box Folder
6 1 Abortion
2 Annual sessions
3 Appropriations
4 Applications
5 Armand Bayou projects
6 Bailey - Personal
7 Bailey & Kindle (also Janet) Correspondence
8 Bailey, Kay, Form Letters
9 Bailey, Kay, Article sent to Houston 221.74
10 State Bar of Texas
11 State Bar Committees
12 Banks
13 Branch Banking Correspondence
14 Certification as a Member of Constitutional Convention of 1974
15 Cities
16 City Delinquent Sales Tax
17 Citizens for Texas
18 Committee Action Summary
19 Committee List - Bailey
20 Common Cause
21 Computer Company - Bailey
22 Congratulations
Box Folder
7 1 Conservation Court Digest
2 Constituents' Problems
3 Constitutional Convention Commission
4 Constitutional Revision 1
5 Constitutional Revision 2
6 Consumer Protection Laws
7 Contingent Expenses
8 Convention Budget
9 Corporate Franchise Tax H.B. 918
10 Crack Pots, Correspondence from
11 Daylight Savings
12 Deaf Legislation
13 Drugs and Narcotics
14 Distributive Education
15 Education
16 Education Article - Research Material
17 Education Article - Correspondence
18 Election Committee
Box Folder
8 1 Employment Applications
2 Energy Crisis
3 Environment
4 Environment Correspondence
5 Equal Rights
6 Ethics Commission
7 Executive Services Ins.
8 Family Code
9 Finance Article Correspondence
10 Texas Flag
11 Gambling
12 Garnishment Correspondence
13 Garnishment
14 Gasoline Tax
15 General Land Office
16 Governor
17 Harris County Medical Society
18 Harris County
19 Harris County Delegation
20 Highway Fund
21 Hold
22 Hospitals
23 Homestead Exemption
24 House Administration
25 House-Senate Districts
26 House Journal Mailing List
27 House Administration
28 House Administration, Printing Samples
29 Human Resources Committee Investigation of Mental Health Facilities
30 Independence Park
31 Initiative, Referendum, and Recall
32 Insurance
33 Insurance for New born
34 Interest Rates
35 Invitations
Box Folder
9 1 Judiciary Article
2 Journal Mailing List
3 Labor
4 League of Women Voters
5 Legislative Correspondence (Miscellaneous)
6 Licensing Laws
7 Liquor Laws
8 Lobbyists
9 Local Government Article, Correspondence
10 Mass Transit
11 Milburn
12 Miscellaneous
13 Monthly Expense Statement
14 Newby, Betty - Resume
15 National Order of Women Legislators
16 No-Fault Auto Insurance
17 Newsletter - Costs 63rd
18 Nuts
19 Oil and Gas
20 Opinions
21 Parimutuel Betting Correspondence
22 Permanent University Fund
23 Property Tax
24 Personal Correspondence
25 Penal Code
Box Folder
10 1 Postage Regulations
2 Prison Reform
3 Public Affairs Committee
4 Public Schools
5 Railroad Commission
6 Rape
7 Recommendations
8 Reform Legislation
9 Republican Citizen Article
10 Republican Party of Texas
11 Requests
12 Retirement System
13 Richmond Overpass
14 Right-to-Work Letters
15 Salary Commission
16 Seperate and Community Property
17 Special Session
18 Speakers of the House
19 State Board of Insurance
20 State Board of Control
21 State Utilities Regulatory Board
22 Students' Letters
23 Subcommittee on Campaign Finance Reporting and Disclosure Law
24 Subscriptions
25 Super port
26 Tax Committee
27 Tax Exemptions for Special Homes (Aged, Handicapped)
28 Tax Exemption for Veterans' Property
29 Taxes Miscellaneous
30 Teachers Correspondence
31 Texas Amusement Machines Commission
32 Texas Public Employees
33 Texas Women's Political Caucus
34 Throw-Away Cans
35 Travel Vouchers
36 T.P.E.A.
37 TV-Radio Spots
38 Usuary Committee
39 Vick Amendment - Correspondence
40 Voices in Vital America
41 Voting Records - 63rd session
42 Water Districts
43 Welfare
44 Welfare Department
45 Welfare - Disabled
46 Welfare Ceiling
47 Women's Rights
48 Women's Rights (Credit & Loans Sex Discrimination Correspondence)



 

64th Legislature Correspondence

Box Folder
11 1 Abortion
2 Alcoholism
3 Anatomical Gifts
4 Appropriations
5 Amortization
6 Arts & Humanities Commession
7 Architectual (H.B. 432)
8 Beauticians L.
9 Banking
10 Bi-Centennial Committee
11 Big Bend Real Estate Legislation
12 Blue Laws, H.B. 163
13 Church - State Schools
14 Church - State
15 Constituents Requests, February-June 1975
16 Constituents Requests, July-November 1975
17 Charity Deducations, S. B. 163
18 Child Card Facilities
19 Bellaire
20 Cities, H.B. 69
21 Cities, West University
22 Code of Judicial Conduct
23 Constitutional Revision
24 Consumer Letters
25 County Government
26 County Land Use
27 County Roads Funding
28 District Retirement System, S.J.R. #3
29 Daylight Savings Time
30 Deaf
31 Dentures
32 Disaster Relief
33 Divorce
34 Doctors "Patway Bill"
35 Doctors Priveleged Correspondence
36 Drivers Licenses Records
Box Folder
12 1 Election Code
2 Employment Agencies
3 Environment
4 Ethics, H.B. #4
5 55 Mile Speed Bill
6 Fishing Bill
7 Fiscal Note
8 Garnishment
9 Governor Dolph Briscoe
10 Reform and Grievances Letters
11 Girls State
12 E.R.A.
13 Houston
14 Handicapped
15 Harris County Officials
16 Hannah, Betty (Mrs. Davis)
17 Harris County Child Welfare
18 Harris County Department of Education
19 General Jonathan Lane Holman
20 Houston Independent School District
21 Harris County, Nancy Palm
22 Hospital District Bill
23 Hospital Project Finance Act, S.D. 243
24 House Baseball Team
25 Houston Chamber of Commerce
26 H.J.R. 6
27 Illegal Alliens
28 International Womens' Year
29 Insurance Letters
30 Investigations (Private)
31 Invitations
Box Folder
13 1 Invitations to Speak
2 Labor Bill
3 L.C.R.A.
4 Lend Syndication
5 Legal Reform
6 Letters from Students
7 Land Use Planning
8 Licensure Child Placement Act
9 Licensure Real Estate
10 Licensure Tax Assessors
11 Licensure Bills Marriage Speech
12 Little League
13 Local Level Government
14 Malpractice Insurance 1
15 Malpractice Insurance 2
16 Martin Luther King
17 Mass Transit
18 Medical Schools
19 Medical Students, Foreign
20 Moral Obligation Bonds
21 Mobile Homes Standards Act
22 Miscellaneous Letters
23 Mission Self Study
24 Multiple Sclerosis
25 Organizations, ACLV
26 Organizations, League of Women Voters
27 Organizations, Texas Women's Political Caucus
28 Page Letters, 64th Legislature
29 Pari-Mutuel Bettins
30 Personal Letters, etc.
31 Pharmaceutical Bills
Box Folder
14 1 Polygraph Testing
2 Presidential Primary
3 Probate Code Bill
4 Public Employees Salaries
5 Revenue Bonds
6 Republican Party of Texas, T.F.R.W.
7 Requests for Information in regards Speeches, etc.
8 Right-to-Work, S.J.R. 22
9 Right-to-Work
10 School Teachers Retirement Benefits
11 School Teachers Pay
12 School Financing J.H.B. 420, 1083
13 Schools, H.B. 44
14 Schools, Plan A
15 Schools, Tuition Equalization Grant
16 Schools, Teachers Union
17 Schools, Texas Professional Educators, Ann Crockett
18 Schools, Free Enterprise Courses
19 Schools, University Mergers
20 Sequestration
21 Special Letters File
22 Shipping Containers, H.B. 88
23 Single Member Districts
24 Social Psychotherapists
25 State Spending
26 Office of State - Federal Relations, Al Ermin - Washington
27 Smoking
28 Status of Women
29 Strip Mining
30 Subsidence
31 State Bar of Texas
32 Superport
33 Taxation, Advalorem Taxes
34 Taxation, City Taxes
35 Taxation, Estate Taxes
36 Taxation, Nursing Homes Bill
37 Unitization Bill Oil & Gas
38 Taxation, The Omnibus Bill
39 Taxation, Property Tax Reform
40 Travel, West Texas Judges & Commissionor, March 14, 1975
41 Texas Tech J. Lubbock, April 4, 1975
42 Washington D.C. June 4-6, 1975, National Conference of State Legislators
43 Truan - Salem Bill
44 Thank You Letters
45 Unemployment Special Assistance
46 Public Utilities Commission
47 Visitors - Groups
48 Vietnamese Refugees
49 Veterans Day
50 Who's Who Files
51 Water Rights Commission
25 Weight Limitations
53 Women in Politics
54 Women's Commission



 

64th Legislature Committee Assignments

Box Folder
15 1 Intergovernmental Affairs (Obselete Agendas & Meeting & Subcommittee Reports)
Box Folder
16 1 Intergovernmental Affairs, Continued
2 Sub Committee on Urban Affairs
Box Folder
17 1 Revenue & Taxation (Obselete Agendas & Meetings & Subcommittee reports including omnibus Tax Bill)
Box Folder
18 1 Revenue & Taxation, Continued (Includes Property Tax sub committee and Attorney General Opinion No. H-468)
2 Rules Committee
3 Interim Ways & Means Committee
4 Committee Roster



 

64th Legislature Legislation

Box Folder
19 1 H.B. 546
2 H.B. 728, Texas Motor Vehicle Responsibility
3 H.B. 749, City Charter Legislation
4 H.B. 825, Fiscal Note Legislation
5 H.B. 896 and 897, Mass Transit
6 H.B. 1693, Disability Allowance on Divorce
Box Folder
20 1 H.B. 1993, County Purchases Supplies
2 S.B. 1072
3 Single-Member Districts
4 Historical Commission Bill
5 Gonzales Resolution Mistake
6 H.C.R. 110, Girl's State
7 S.C.R. 51, Women Pilots
8 Local Road Law Repeal
9 H.S.R. 124
10 Rape Legislation
11 Alan Stilley and Linda Cryer
Box Folder
21 1 Rape Legislation
Mighigan Legislation
California Legislation
Box Folder
21 2 Rape Legislation
1st Press Release
2nd Press Release
3rd Press Release
H.B. 284, Statistics
Co-sponsor's Press Release
Witnesses
H.B. 284
Memoranda
Box Folder
22 1 H.B. 284, Rape Legislation
Penal Code
Brief, February 6, 1975
First Printing
Criminal Jurisprudence Committee
Committee Amendment
Other Proposed Legislation
Rape Bill Research
Correspondence and Clippings
Box Folder
22 2 H.B. 965, Church & State Bill
3 H.B. 591
4 H.B. 598, Park Funds Bill
Box Folder
23 1 H.B. 50 & 51, Mass Transit
2 H.B. 50, Committee Amendment
3 H.B. 69, Sales & Use Tax
Box Folder
24 1 Senate Bills 901-1000
2 S.B. 1001-1025
3 S.B. 1026-1050
4 S.B. 1051-1075
Box Folder
25 1 S.B. 1076-2000
2 House Joint Resolutions 1-25
3 H.J.R. 26-50
4 H.J.R. 51-75
Box Folder
26 1 H.J.R. 76-100
2 House Concurrent Resolutions 1-100
3 H.C.R. 101-200
Box Folder
27 1 Senate Concurrent Resolutions 1-100
2 House Simple Resolutions 1-100
3 House Simple Resolutions 101-200
4 Senate Joint Resolutions



 

63rd and 64th Legislature Information Files

Box Folder
28 1 Addresses of Legislators
2 Appropriations
3 Articles by Kay Bailey
4 Attorney Ad Litum
5 Attorney General's Opinions
6 Auto Repairs
7 Bailey Bills 64th Session
8 Binding Procedures, Proposed Study Committee
9 Bumper Stickers
10 Board of Control & Study Committee
11 Kay Bailey Campaign
12 Carillo Impeachment
13 City Officials - 1974
14 Citizens Advisory Council on the Status of Women Literature
15 Extra Personal Clippings
16 Congratulatory Certificates
17 H.J.R. 56
18 64th Legislature Committees
Box Folder
29 1 State and Loval Governmnet Conference on Inflation - September 23, 27, and 28, 1974 in Washington D.C.
2 constitutional Convention Newsletter
3 Constitutional Convention
Box Folder
30 1 Constitutional Amendments
2 Constitutional Convention
Box Folder
31 1 Constitutional Convention including Correspondence on Constitutional Planning, Delegates Voting Records, and Submission Resolutions
2 Administration Committee of Constitutional Convention
3 Submission and Transition Committee
4 Rights, Suffrase, Amendments & Separation
Box Folder
32 1 Constitutional Amendments April 22, 1975
2 Constitutional Revision College
3 Constituents
4 Consumers
5 Memorandum on H.B. 417 Deceptive Trade-Consumer Protection
6 Consumer Protection
7 Correspondence
8 Credit and Loans (Sex Discrimination)
9 Deaf Legislation
10 Doctors
11 Door-to-Door Sales
12 Downtown Business
13 Drugs
14 Eighteen Year Old Rights
15 District 90
16 Driver Responsibility
Box Folder
33 1 Election Code H.B. 1200
2 Election Committee
3 Energy
4 Energy Continued
5 Environment
6 Environment Bills
Box Folder
34 1 Equal Rights Amendment
2 Equal Rights
3 Ethics
4 Ethics Bills
5 Family Code
6 Form Letters
7 Forms
8 Forms Continued
9 Forms Secretary of State Elections
10 Gambling
11 Garnishment Constitutional Convention
12 Harris County Delegation 64th Legislature
13 Harris County Republican Party
14 Harris County Road Bill
15 Health
16 Heights Neighborhood Center
Box Folder
35 1 House Rules
2 House Seniority Roster
3 House Citation Motions
4 House Journal
5 House of Representatives
6 House of Representatives Expense Account
7 Houston Junior Bar
8 Houston-Galveston Area Council
9 1974 Income Tax
10 Insurance
11 Invitations
12 Judicial Reform
13 Labor
14 Lago Vista
15 Land Use Planning
Box Folder
36 1 Land Use Study Committee September 14, 1974
2 Land Use Study Committee Report
3 Legislature Budget Board
Box Folder
37 1 Mass Transit including H.B. 480
Box Folder
38 1 Mass Transit
Box Folder
39 1 Mass Transit - Welch Proposal
2 Mass Transit - Clippings
3 Mass Transit - Correspondence
4 Miscellaneous
5 Moffatt
6 Multimodal Transportation Planning for the Gulf Coast
7 Museums
8 National Conference State Legislative - Intergovernmental Relations Committees, August 15-16, 1975
9 National Conference State Legislature Treasurers
10 Newsletter end of Session
11 Newsletter
12 Newsletter continued
13 Newsletters - Various
14 Nuts
15 Oil Utilization
16 Occupational Safety & Health Act
Box Folder
40 1 Penal Code
2 Natural Gas Tax
3 Phone Call Book
4 Press List
5 Press Releases 1973
6 Press Releases 1974
7 Price Daniel
8 Presidential Primary
9 Prisoners Rights
10 Probate Courts
11 Probate Reform
12 Proposed Legislation
13 Proposed Legislation - Family Code
14 Proposed Legislation - Probate Bill
15 Reform Legislation
16 Record-Keeping Procedures
17 Legislation introduced by Kay Bailey 63rd Session
Box Folder
41 1 Possible Bailey Bills
2 Public School Financing
3 Questionaire Letters
4 Republican Party
5 Republican Legislative Campaign Committee
6 Republicans' Austin and Home Addresses
7 Right-to-Work
8 RWAC
9 Sales Tax Bonds
10 Phyllis Schafley Report
11 Elementary Schools in District 90
12 High School Certificates
Box Folder
42 1 School Financing
2 Single Member District Bills
3 Small Claims Court
4 Speaker of the House
5 State Bar Spots
6 State Bar of Texas
7 State Bar Pilot Project Evaluation
8 Committee on Improvement & Advancement of the Bar
9 State Junior Bar - Rape
10 State Issues
11 State Action: Enciornment, Revenue, Crime, Welfare
12 Stocks
13 Student Loans & Scholarship
Box Folder
43 1 Superport
2 Subsidence 64th Legislature
3 Teachers
4 Texas Bi-Centennial
5 Texas Bill of Rights Foundation
6 Texas Civil Liberties Union
7 Texas Republican Citizen
8 Textbook Hearings, Immunity
9 Transportation, Regional Advisory Committee
10 Unfair news Reports
11 University of Texas
12 Utilities Commission
13 Voter Registration
14 Water District
15 Welfare Texas Legislative Council Opinion #1
16 Women
Box Folder
44 1 November 1974
2 December 1974
3 June1975
4 July 1975
5 August 1975
6 September 1975
7 October - November 1975
Box Folder
45 1 December 1975
2 January 1976
3 February 1976
4 March 1976
5 April 1976
6 May 1976
7 June 1976
8 Miscellaneous
9 Signatures of Texas Constitutional Convention