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Overview

Agency History

Scope and Contents of the Records

Arrangement of the Records

Restrictions

Index Terms

Related Material

Administrative Information

Description of Series

Records, 1866-1867, 1871,

Texas State Library and Archives Commission

Texas Board of Public Labor:

An Inventory of Records at the Texas State Archives, 1866-1867, 1871



Overview

Creator: Texas. Board of Public Labor.
Title: Records
Dates: 1866-1867, 1871
Abstract: The records of the Texas Board of Public Labor consist of an incomplete volume, dating 1866-1867, 1871, into which were copied minutes of the Board's first meeting, December 19, 1866, by-laws and rules of the Board, contracts, and outgoing correspondence to June 18, 1867. Two leaves, not part of the volume, recap part of the minutes of the December 4, 1867 meeting and notes from the February 13, 1871 meeting.
Quantity: fractional
Language English.

Agency History

The Texas Board of Public Labor was established by the 11th Legislature, 1866, to supervise the employment of convicts on works of public utility outside the penitentiary. The Board made contracts with companies seeking convict labor and had State Agents on site to supervise the work and make monthly reports to the Board regarding the amount of work done, number of guards, problems with the contractor, etc. The Board consisted of the Governor who acted as President of the Board, the State Treasurer who acted as Secretary, the Secretary of State, the Comptroller, and the Attorney General. The 12th Legislature, 1871, decided to lease both the penitentiary and the convicts; the Board of Public Labor appears by this to have been superseded.

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Scope and Contents of the Records

The records of the Texas Board of Public Labor consist of an incomplete volume, dating 1866-1867, 1871, into which were copied minutes of the Board's first meeting, December 19, 1866, by-laws and rules of the Board, contracts, and outgoing correspondence to June 18, 1867. Two leaves, not part of the volume, recap part of the minutes of the December 4, 1867 meeting and notes from the February 13, 1871 meeting.

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Arrangement of the Records

These records are a single volume and two leaves.

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Restrictions

Restrictions on Access

None.

Restrictions on Use

None.

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Index Terms

The terms listed here were used to catalog the records. The terms can be used to find similar or related records.
Subjects:
Convict labor--Texas.
Document Types:
Minutes--Texas--Convict labor--1866-1867, 1871.
Contracts--Texas--Convict labor--1866-1867, 1871.
Correspondence--Texas--Convict labor--1866-1867, 1871.
Bylaws--Texas--Convict labor--1866-1867, 1871.
Rules (instructions)--Texas--Convict labor--1866-1867, 1871.
Functions:
Regulating convict labor.

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Related Material

The following materials are offered as possible sources of further information on the agencies and subjects covered by the records. The listing is not exhaustive.

Texas State Archives
Records Relating to the Penitentiary, 1846-1921, 76.4 linear ft.
Texas Department of Criminal Justice, Records, 1849-2001, 165.95 cubic ft.
Texas Legislature, Joint Committee on the Penitentiary,Records, 1863, 1 inch
Texas Legislature, House of Representatives, Committee on Penitentiaries, Special Subcommittee to Visit State Penitentiary, Records, 1876, fractional

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Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

(Identify the item), Records, Texas Board of Public Labor. Archives and Information Services Division, Texas State Library and Archives Commission.

Accession Information

Accession number: 1933/002

These records were transferred to the Archives and Information Services Division of the Texas State Library and Archives Commission by the State Treasurer on October 16, 1933.

Processing Information

Carolyn V. Majewski, December 1981

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Detailed Description of the Records

 

Records, 1866-1867, 1871,
fractional

box
002-1 Records, 1866-1867, 1871

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