Texas State Library and Archives Commission

Texas Offshore Terminal Commission:

An Inventory of Records at the Texas State Archives, 1958-1975 (bulk 1973-1975)



Overview

Creator: Texas Offshore Terminal Commission.
Title: Records
Dates: 1958-1975
Dates: (bulk 1973-1975)
Abstract: The records of the Texas Offshore Terminal Commission include correspondence, reports, minutes, meeting files, newspaper clippings, films, tapes, maps, financial records, and its research library. Dates covered are 1958-1975, with the bulk dating from 1973 to 1975. The Commission's task of developing a plan for deepdraft terminals or harbors to accomodate supertankers is well covered in these records.
Quantity: 50 cubic ft. including maps, microfilm, audio recordings, and photographs
Language English.

Agency History

The Texas Offshore Terminal Commission was created by an act of the 4th Called Session of the 62nd Legislature for the purpose of developing a plan for deepdraft terminals or ports to accomodate super-tankers. The operations of the Commission were directed by a nine member body appointed by the Governor with the advice and consent of the Senate. The plan had to consider legal, environmental, engineering and socio-economic factors. The plan would include the site, design, financing, management and ownership of the facility. After extensive research and study, the Commission completed its final plan in January, 1974. The Commission proposed that a facility be constructed in the Gulf of Mexico, some twelve miles off the Brazoria County coast, consisting of an offshore pumping platform and a number of single point mooring buoys. Following subsequent public and legislative committee hearings concerning the plan, it was presented to the 64th Legislature. Having successfully completed its assigned task, the Commission adjourned "sine die" on June 26, 1975, and the agency officially ceased to function on August 31, 1975.


Scope and Contents of the Records

The records of the Texas Offshore Terminal Commission include correspondence, reports, minutes, meeting files, newspaper clippings, films, tapes, maps, financial records, and their research library. Dates covered are 1958-1975, with the bulk dating from 1973 to 1975. The Commission's task of developing a plan for deepdraft terminals or harbors to accomodate supertankers is well covered in these records.


 

Organization of the Records

These records are organized into eleven series:
General operating files, [ca. 1973]-1975, 14.1 cubic ft.
Commissioners' files, [ca. 1973]-1975, 3.76 cubic ft. and ten photographs
Commission meetings, 1973-1975, 1.41 cubic ft.
Minutes, 1973-1975, 1.41 cubic ft.
Newspaper clippings, 1973-1975, 2.35 cubic ft.
Films, [ca.1970]-1975, 0.5 cubic ft.
Recording tapes, 1973-1975, 0.94 cubic ft.
Slides, [ca. 1973]-1975, fractional
Maps and oversize drawings, 1961-1975, 2.57 cubic ft.
Library, 1958-1975, 23.85 cubic ft. (approximately 850 volumes)
Supplemental files, 1973-1975, 2.35 cubic ft.

Restrictions

Restrictions on Access

None.

Restrictions on Use

Researchers are required to wear gloves provided by the Archives when reviewing photographic materials. Many of the maps are too large to permit photocopying.


Index Terms

The terms listed here were used to catalog the records. The terms can be used to find similar or related records.
Subjects:
Petroleum shipping terminals--Texas.
Offshore structures--Texas.
Harbors--Texas.
Document Types:
Minutes--Texas--Petroleum shipping terminals--1973-1975.
Correspondence--Texas--Petroleum shipping terminals--1973-1975.
Reports--Texas--Petroleum shipping terminals--1973-1975.
Maps--Texas--Petroleum shipping terminals--1973-1975.
Clippings--Texas--Petroleum shipping terminals--1973-1975.
Audio tapes--Texas--Petroleum shipping terminals--1973-1975.
Financial records--Texas--Petroleum shipping terminals--1973-1975.
Audiovisual materials--Texas--Petroleum shipping terminals--1973-1975.
Functions:
Developing plan for petroleum shipping terminals.

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
Texas Coastal and Marine Council, Records, 1968-1985, 36 cubic ft.

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

(Identify the item and cite the series), Records, Texas Offshore Terminal Commission. Archives and Information Services Division, Texas State Library and Archives Commission.

Accession Information

Accession number: 1975/173

These records were transferred to the Archives and Information Services Division of the Texas State Library and Archives Commission by the Texas Offshore Terminal Commission, August 4, 1975.

Processing Information

Texas State Archives staff


Detailed Description of the Records

 

General operating files, [ca. 1973]-1975,
14.1 cubic ft.

These records constitute the general research and correspondence files compiled by the staff of the Texas Offshore Terminal Commission during the course of its existence, dating circa 1973 to 1975. Records consist mostly of incoming and outgoing correspondence. Other types of records that are interfiled with the correspondence include magazine articles, newsletters, newspaper clippings, speeches, transcripts of testimony before legislative committees, and copies of the Commission's plan for an offshore terminal. Much of the correspondence concerns the plan of the Offshore Terminal Commission for a deepwater facility for supertankers. The questions of site selection, engineering design, environmental controls, financing, and ownership resulted in many letters that the Commission considered in drafting its plan. After the plan had been submitted to the Legislature, its recommendations for public financing and ownership continued to draw attention. The correspondence reveals the amount of opposition and the strategies the Commission took in countering criticism and lobbying for its plan. A large amount of routine correspondence is also present and includes requests for copies of the plan and applications for employment with the Commission. Correspondents of note include private consultants; oil and gas companies; banks, stock brokerages and other potential investors; navigation districts and port authorities; local, state and federal agencies and elected officials; and universities. Records in the Supplemental files series are similar to these records and may duplicate some materials.
Arrangement
These records are arranged alphabetically by subject.
Index Terms
The terms listed here were used to catalog the records. The terms can be used to find similar or related records.
Subjects:
Petroleum shipping terminals--Texas.
Offshore structures--Texas.
Harbors--Texas.
Document Types:
Correspondence--Texas--Petroleum shipping terminals--ca. 1973-1975.
Clippings--Texas--Petroleum shipping terminals--ca. 1973-1975.
Speeches--Texas--Petroleum shipping terminals--ca. 1973-1975.
Transcripts--Texas--Petroleum shipping terminals--ca. 1973-1975.
Newsletters--Texas--Petroleum shipping terminals--ca. 1973-1975.
Functions:
Developing plan for petroleum shipping terminals.
Preferred Citation
(Identify the item), General operating files, Records, Texas Offshore Terminal Commission. Archives and Information Services Division, Texas State Library and Archives Commission.
Restrictions on Access
None.
Restrictions on Use
None.
Alphabetic:
box
2-14/505 Alphabet, A - L
box
2-14/506 Alphabet, M - Z
Ameraport
Coastal States Organization
box
2-14/507 Harbor Island
Hershey
Invitations
Law
Loop
Mecom, John W.
National Ocean Industry Association
Nelson
box
2-14/508 News Clippings: New Yorker Article
Rice Hotel
Services:
Hickman Reporting Service
Kelly Service
box
2-14/509 Associations
Authorities: Gulf Coastal Waste Disposal Authority
Cities
Consultants (Independent):
Jones, Ron
Ereli, Eliezer
Bernhard, Verner, Liipfert, and McPherson
Companies
Corporation: Terri Young Corporation
Architects:
CRS Design
Tension Structures
Construction
Engineering:
Engineering Firms
Pepe, John J.
box
2-14/510 Environmental
Equipment:
Pirelli Cable Systems
International Marine and Industrial Supply
Other Equipment Company
Financial
Oil Company
Training
Other Companies
Conferences
box
2-14/511 Conferences:
Offshore Technology Conference
Seattle, U.S.A. -- The Oceans and National Economic Development
Conventions:
Constitutional Convention
Continental Shelf Convention
box
2-14/512 Cross
Distribution
Environmental:
Groups:
Environmental Groups
Sierra Club GCRCC
Policy Center
Protection Agency:
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
Distribution
box
2-14/513 Federal:
Coast Guard
Committees:
Appropriations
Commerce
Congressional Committees
Energy
Interior
Joint Committees:
Senate Committees on Interior, Commerce and Public Works
National Commission on Water Supply
Merchant Marine and Fisheries
Public Works
Congressional Record
Council on Environmental Quality
Department of State
Executive Department
Federal Trade Commission
Health Education and Welfare
Interior
National Petroleum Council
Government Printing Office
Commerce
Congress
Maritime Administration
box
2-14/514 Congress
Corps of Engineers: Charts
Labor
Texas Delegation
White House:
Inter Agency Task Force
National Security Agency
Southwest Federal Regional Council
White House
box
2-14/515 Finance:
Blyth Eastman, Dillon Company
Underwood, Neuhaus Company
Dillon, Read & Company Incorporated
Esso Production
First National Bank in Dallas
box
2-14/516 Goldman, Sachs, & Company
Merrill Lynch, Pierce, Tenner & Smith, Incorporated
Salomon Brothers
Smith Barney & Company
Memorandum for Record
box
2-14/517 Hearings:
Texas Senate
Texas Offshore Terminal Commission
Economic Development Committee
Legislation:
Federal
box
2-14/518 Federal
box
2-14/519 Federal
box
2-14/520 State:
Draft Bills to Establish Texas Offshore Terminal Authority
box
2-14/521 Other Legislation
box
2-14/522 Other Legislation
box
2-14/523 Meetings:
Meetings
Open Meetings / Law
Oil:
Atlantic Richfield
Cities Service Oil Company
Gulf Oil Corporation
Exxon Company
Mobil Oil Company
Phillips Petroleum Company
Shell Oil Company
Oil Daily Forum
Oil Spills
Port Authorities:
Delaware River Port
Port of Beaumont
Port of Brownsville
Galveston Wharves
Port of Houston
Port of Corpus Christi
Port of Bay City Authority
Port of Mansfield
Port of Port Lavaca
box
2-14/524 Navigation District:
General Districts
Brazos River Harbor Navigation District of Brazoria County
Nueces County Navigation District
Orange County Navigation District
Port of Port Arthur
Publications: Requests For and Offers
Resolutions
Research:
Research & Planning Associates
Southwest Center for Urban Reseach
box
2-14/525 Seadock
Societies
box
2-14/526 Speeches:
Speech Correspondence
Speech
box
2-14/527 Other
Superport
State:
Miscellaneous:
Alabama
California
Delaware
Louisiana - Louisiana Intercoastal Seaway Association
box
2-14/528 Maryland
North Carolina
Texas
Senate Economic Development
Agencies:
Agriculture
Air Control Board
Attorney General
Attorney General's Opinions
Board of Control
Comptroller of Public Accounts
Employees Retirement System of Texas
Employment Commission
General Land Office
Coastal Zone Managment Program
Interagency Mail
Interagency Council on Natural Resources and the Environment
Interagency Transportation Council
box
2-14/529 Legislative Budget Board
Texas Mass Transportation Council
Parks and Wildlife Department
Railroad Commission of Texas
Texas City Terminal Commission
Oil and Hazardous Substances Pollution - Texas Water Quality Board
Texas Advisory Commission on Intergovernmental Relations
Texas Coastal and Marine Council
Texas Public Employees Association
Water Task Force
box
2-14/530 Governor:
Budget Division
Governor's Energy Advisory Council
Governor's Office
Water Resource Conservation and Development Task Force
box
2-14/531 Equal Employment Opportunity Office
Texas Energy Report
Texas Office of State-Federal Relations
Interagency Committee Legislation:
Committees
House Energy Crisis Committee
Representatives
H.B. - Temple
Senators
Schwartz, A. R. - State Senator
box
2-14/532 Lieutenant Governor's Office
Texas Offshore Terminal Commission:
Budget
Deepwater
Port Policies
Inter Office Memos
Texas Offshore Terminal Commission Interim
Report
box
2-14/533 S. F. Austin Hotel (Lease)
Interim Report
Interm Reports
Request
News Releases
Texas Offshore Terminal Commission Draft Reports
Statement of Texas Offshore Terminal Commission
TOTC Plan
Washington Report
Universities:
L. B. J. School of Public Affairs
Baylor
Brazosport College
University of Delaware
University of Georgetown
University of Houston
Louisiana State University
box
2-14/534 Texas A&M University
University of Texas
Columbia
Universities miscellaneous
Mississippi State University
Wharves



 

Commissioners' files, [ca. 1973]-1975,
3.76 cubic ft. and ten photographs

Records consist of individual correspondence files for each of the nine members of the Commission, dating from circa 1973 to 1975. Each file contains copies of internal correspondence and memos between the Commissioner and the staff, incoming correspondence to the Commissioner from the general public, and copies of outgoing correspondence from the Commissioner and staff to the public. Other types of records include speeches, press releases, resumes of the Commissioners, and newspaper clippings. Materials discuss the Commission's plan for developing a deepwater facility for supertankers. Photographs of the commissioners have been transferred to the Prints and Photographs Collection 1975/173.
Arrangement
These records are arranged alphabetically by name of Commissioner.
Index Terms
The terms listed here were used to catalog the records. The terms can be used to find similar or related records.
Subjects:
Petroleum shipping terminals--Texas.
Offshore structures--Texas.
Harbors--Texas.
Document Types:
Correspondence--Texas--Petroleum shipping terminals--ca. 1973-1975.
Speeches--Texas--Petroleum shipping terminals--ca. 1973-1975.
Press releases--Texas--Petroleum shipping terminals--ca. 1973-1975.
Resumes--Texas--Petroleum shipping terminals--ca. 1973-1975.
Clippings--Texas--Petroleum shipping terminals--ca. 1973-1975.
Photographs--Texas--Petroleum shipping terminals--ca. 1973-1975.
Functions:
Developing plan for petroleum shipping terminals.
Preferred Citation
(Identify the item), Commissioners' files, Records, Texas Offshore Terminal Commission. Archives and Information Services Division, Texas State Library and Archives Commission.
Restrictions on Access
None.
Restrictions on Use
Researchers are required to wear gloves provided by the Archives when reviewing photographic materials.
box
2-14/535 Allbritton, Joe L.
Brown, George R.
box
2-14/536 Dellinger, Floyd L.
Fredeman, William F.
Fricks, Sherman S.
Griesenbeck, P. Burgess
Rebutlalas, by P. B. C.
Miller, Pete S.
box
2-14/537 Miller, Pete S.
Speech and Amendments, December 27, 1973
Pruett, R. H. (Red)
Reynolds, H. H. "Country"
othertype
Photo 1975/173 Photographs of Commission Members



 

Commission meetings, 1973-1975,
1.41 cubic ft.

These records are the proceedings of the monthly meetings of the Texas Offshore Terminal Commission, dating 1973-1975. These records include public notices of the meetings, agendas, motions, resolutions, lists of witnesses, and reports on Commission finances and staff activities. Other types of records from some months include presentations by witnesses, statements issued by the Commission, and reports by Commission subcommittees. Minutes of the meetings are not present; they can be found in the Minutes series. Also included in this series are records of three public hearings held by the Commission to receive public response to the proposed offshore terminal. Records include copies of the Commission's draft plan, incoming and outgoing correspondence, press releases, registration cards of visitors, witness statements, and summaries of the hearings. Reel-to-reel tapes of these hearings can be found in the Recording tapes series.
Arrangement
Records of the Commission's monthly meetings are filed chronologically and the records of the three public hearings are filed afterwards.
Index Terms
The terms listed here were used to catalog the records. The terms can be used to find similar or related records.
Subjects:
Petroleum shipping terminals--Texas.
Offshore structures--Texas.
Document Types:
Plans (reports)--Texas--Petroleum shipping terminals--1973-1975.
Agendas--Texas--Petroleum shipping terminals--1973-1975.
Press releases--Texas--Petroleum shipping terminals--1973-1975.
Resolutions--Texas--Petroleum shipping terminals--1973-1975.
Reports--Texas--Petroleum shipping terminals--1973-1975.
Correspondence--Texas--Petroleum shipping terminals--1973-1975.
Functions:
Developing plan for petroleum shipping terminals.
Preferred Citation
(Identify the item), Commission meetings, Records, Texas Offshore Terminal Commission. Archives and Information Services Division, Texas State Library and Archives Commission.
Restrictions on Access
None.
Restrictions on Use
None.
box
2-14/537 Meetings:
List of Meetings 1973
February 22, 1973
March 13, 1973
March 22, 1973
April 26, 1973
May 25, 1973
June 21, 1973
August 23, 1973
September 27, 1973
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2-14/538 October 30, 1973
December 20, 1973
December 27, 1973
January 4, 1974
January 24, 1974
box
2-14/539 February 28, 1974
April 16, 1974
May 23, 1974
June 27, 1974
August 22, 1974
September 26, 1974
October 24, 1974
December 5, 1974
February 5, 1975
Mary 27, 1975
June 26, 1975
box
2-14/540 Hearings on Plan:
Freeport, Texas, January 10, 1974
Austin, Texas, January 15, 1974
Dallas, Texas, January 17, 1974
box
2-14/541 Alphabetic: A - Z
Visitors Registers, 1974
box
2-14/542 Minutes of Public Hearings:
Lake Jackson, January 10, 1974
Austin, January 15, 1974
Dallas, January 17, 1974



 

Minutes, 1973-1975,
1.41 cubic ft.

Records consist exclusively of transcripts of proceedings from meetings of the Commissioners of the Texas Offshore Terminal Commission, dating from February 1973 through June 1975. Meetings were held once a month by the Commission, as required by statute, to conduct the official business of the Commission. The preparation of a plan for an offshore terminal, including debate over site selection, ownership, and financing for the terminal were discussed at these meetings. The Commission staff reported on their work including budget, travel, public relations, new employees, and research. The Commissioners also heard testimony from concerned speakers about different aspects of an offshore terminal at these meetings. Reel-to-reel tapes of the meetings can be found in the Recording tapes series.
Arrangement
These records are arranged chronologically.
Index Terms
The terms listed here were used to catalog the records. The terms can be used to find similar or related records.
Subjects:
Texas Offshore Terminal Commission--Appropriations and expenditures.
Texas Offshore Terminal Commission--Officials and employees.
Petroleum shipping terminals--Texas.
Offshore structures--Texas.
Document Types:
Minutes--Texas--Petroleum shipping terminals--1973-1975.
Functions:
Developing plan for petroleum shipping terminals.
Preferred Citation
(Identify the item), Minutes, Records, Texas Offshore Terminal Commission. Archives and Information Services Division, Texas State Library and Archives Commission.
Restrictions on Access
None.
Restrictions on Use
None.
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2-14/542 February 22, 1973
March 13, 1973
March 22, 1973
April 26, 1973
box
2-14/543 May 25, 1973
June 21, 1973
August 23, 1973
September 27, 1973
October 30, 1973
December 20, 1973
December 27, 1973
box
2-14/544 January 4, 1974
January 24, 1974
February 28, 1974
April 16, 1974
May 23, 1974
June 27, 1974
August 22, 1974
box
2-14/545 September 26, 1974
October 24, 1974
December 5, 1974
February 5, 1975
March 27, 1975
June 26, 1975



 

Newspaper clippings, 1973-1975,
2.35 cubic ft.

This series consists of photocopies of clippings from local and national newspapers and magazines, dating from May 1973 to June 1975. The Commission staff collected items they thought might be of interest to the Commission. All of the clippings were photocopied onto standard 8 inch x 11 inch paper. The photocopies were then compiled weekly and filed into plastic binders. All aspects of the oil business and energy concerns are represented including Mideast politics, pollution control, oil spills, price of oil and gas, the energy crisis, the Arab oil embargo, offshore terminals and especially any articles involving the Texas Offshore Terminal Commission. Essays, editorials, cartoons, press releases, announcements of public hearings and any other printed mention of the activities of the Commission were collected. The Commission made key decisions on site selection, ownership and financing for the terminal and these subjects dominate the clippings concerning the Commission.
Arrangement
These records are arranged chronologically.
Index Terms
The terms listed here were used to catalog the records. The terms can be used to find similar or related records.
Subjects:
Petroleum shipping terminals--Texas.
Offshore structures--Texas.
Oil spills.
Offshore oil industry.
Embargo.
Document Types:
Clippings--Texas--Petroleum shipping terminals--ca. 1973-1975.
Functions:
Developing plan for petroleum shipping terminals.
Preferred Citation
(Identify the item), Newspaper clippings, Records, Texas Offshore Terminal Commission. Archives and Information Services Division, Texas State Library and Archives Commission.
Restrictions on Access
None.
Restrictions on Use
None.
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2-14/548 May 1973 - November 2, 1973
box
2-14/549 November 9, 1973 - March 1, 1974
box
2-14/550 March 8, 1974 - August 30, 1974
box
2-14/551 September 6, 1974 - December 27, 1974
box
2-14/552 January 1975 - June 20, 1975



 

Films, [ca.1970]-1975,
0.5 cubic ft.

Records consist of motion picture films, 16 millimeter (mm) size with sound and in color, dating circa 1970-1975. The first film listed is only one minute long. The rest of the films are substantially longer with footage ranging from 836 ft. to 1125 ft. Subject matter of the films is uncertain since they have not been reviewed by Archives staff. The titles of the films give the only clue as to their contents; Bringing the Ports to the Ships, Oppama Shipyard, The Bulford, and IMODCO. One film is untitled and remains unidentified.
Arrangement
These records are arranged as listed.
Index Terms
The terms listed here were used to catalog the records. The terms can be used to find similar or related records.
Subjects:
Petroleum shipping terminals--Texas.
Offshore structures--Texas.
Document Types:
Audiovisual materials--Texas--Petroleum shipping terminals--ca. 1970-1975.
Functions:
Developing plan for petroleum shipping terminals.
Preferred Citation
(Identify the item), Films, Records, Texas Offshore Terminal Commission. Archives and Information Services Division, Texas State Library and Archives Commission.
Restrictions on Access
None.
Restrictions on Use
The Archives does not own the projectors needed to view the films.
box
2-14/553 Bringing the Ports to the Ships, Exxon Corporation,
16mm, color
Oppama Shipyard,
color and sound
box
2-14/554 The Bulford,
color and sound
IMODCO,
color and sound and master reel
one unidentified reel



 

Recording tapes, 1973-1975,
0.94 cubic ft.

Records consist of 7 inch reel-to-reel recording tapes. Most of the tapes are of the monthly meetings of the Commissioners, dating June 1973 through June 1975. These tapes duplicate the typed minutes of the meetings found in the Minutes series. The Commissioners held monthly meetings to conduct their business, oversee the Commission staff and listen to testimony from various speakers. The dates of the meetings span from June 21, 1973 to June 26, 1975. Other tapes are of hearings before the Texas Senate Economic Development Committee in February and March of 1974 and before the Texas House Energy Crisis Committee in November 1974. There are three tapes of public hearings held in January 1974 by the Commission to receive public response to the proposed terminal. Also, there is one cassette tape of a news conference held on December 3, 1973. Additional materials from the public hearings can be found in the Commission meetings series. These tapes have not been listened to by the Archives staff. The description of the tapes is based on their labels and from the typed minutes, which they duplicate.
Arrangement
These records are arranged by type of session recorded (commission meeting, legislative hearing, press conference) and then chronologically.
Index Terms
The terms listed here were used to catalog the records. The terms can be used to find similar or related records.
Subjects:
Petroleum shipping terminals--Texas.
Offshore structures--Texas.
Harbors--Texas.
Document Types:
Audio tapes--Texas--Petroleum shipping terminals--1973-1975.
Audio cassettes--Texas--Petroleum shipping terminals--1973.
Functions:
Developing plan for petroleum shipping terminals.
Preferred Citation
(Identify the item), Recording tapes, Records, Texas Offshore Terminal Commission. Archives and Information Services Division, Texas State Library and Archives Commission.
Restrictions on Access
None.
Restrictions on Use
The Archives does not own play back equipment for reel-to-reel tapes.
box
2-14/555 Commission Meetings,
[7 inch reel-to-reel tapes]:
Austin, Texas, June 21, 1973
Houston, Texas, August 23, 1973
Austin, Texas, September 27, 1973
Austin, Texas, October 30, 1973
Houston, Texas, December 20, 1973
Houston, Texas, December 27, 1973
Austin, Texas, January 4, 1974
Lake Jackson, Texas, January 10. 1974
Austin, Texas, January 15, 1974
Dallas, Texas, January 17, 1974
Houston, Texas, January 24, 1974
Houston, Texas, February 28, 1974
Houston, Texas, April 16, 1974
Austin, Texas, May 23, 1974
box
2-14/556 Austin, Texas, June 27, 1974
Houston, Texas, August 22, 1974
Austin, Texas, September 26, 1974
Houston, Texas, October 24, 1974
Houston, Texas, December 5, 1974
Houston, Texas, February 5, 1975
Houston, Texas, March 27, 1975
Houston, Texas, June 26, 1975
Legislative Committee Hearings,
[7 inch reel-to-reel tapes]:
Senate Economic Development Committee, Austin, Texas, February 16, 1974,
two reels
Senate Economic Development Committee, Austin, Texas, March 4, 1974
House Energy Crisis Committee, Austin, Texas, November 21, 1974,
two reels
News Conference, S. Frick, December 3, 1973,
[cassette]



 

Slides, [ca. 1973]-1975,
fractional

The photographic slides concern the activities of the Offshore Terminal Commission, dating circa 1973-1975.
Index Terms
The terms listed here were used to catalog the records. The terms can be used to find similar or related records.
Subjects:
Petroleum shipping terminals--Texas.
Offshore structures--Texas.
Document Types:
Slides--Texas--Petroleum shipping terminals--ca. 1973-1975.
Preferred Citation
(Identify the item), Slides, Records, Texas Offshore Terminal Commission. Archives and Information Services Division, Texas State Library and Archives Commission.
Restrictions on Access
None.
Restrictions on Use
Researchers are required to wear gloves provided by the Archives when reviewing photographic materials.
othertype folder
Photo 1975/173 1-42 unidentified slides, [ca. 1973]-1975,
42 slides



 

Maps and oversize drawings, 1961-1974,
2.57 cubic ft.

These records consist of maps and an oversize drawing used by the Texas Offshore Terminal Commission in its research for a deepwater port facility, dating 1961-1974. Maps are geographically centered on the Texas and Louisiana Gulf Coast and the immediate offshore portions of the Gulf of Mexico. Maps were created under the auspices of federal governmental agencies, by oil and pipeline companies, and by other private businesses. Subject matter of the government maps is topography while the maps from the private sector center on functions of the oil and gas industry. Maps from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration include two large scale views of the entire Texas and Louisiana Gulf Coasts and eight smaller scale maps of this coastal region. Land use maps from the United States Department of the Interior, Geological Survey, show the topography of five sections of land in Texas and Louisiana. There is also a set of seven maps of the Texas Gulf Coast from the Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management. Maps from the United States Army Corps of Engineers include the Gulf Intracoastal Waterway and water resource development projects in the Gulf area. Maps by oil and pipeline companies show offshore leases and oil drilling platforms, pipeline systems, and distribution patterns of petroleum liquids in the upper Texas Gulf Coast. Miscellaneous other records include city and county maps and an oversize blueprint drawing by a consulting engineer depicting a model of a bulk cargo facility for supertankers. A few additional maps can be found in the Supplemental files series.
Index Terms
The terms listed here were used to catalog the records. The terms can be used to find similar or related records.
Subjects:
Petroleum shipping terminals--Texas--Maps.
Offshore structures--Texas--Maps.
Water resources development--Texas--Maps.
Water resources development--Louisiana--Maps.
Offshore oil industry--Texas--Maps.
Offshore oil industry--Mexico, Gulf of--Maps.
Land use--Texas--Maps.
Land use--Louisiana--Maps.
Places:
Mexico, Gulf of--Maps.
Gulf Intracoastal Waterway--Maps.
Document Types:
Maps--Texas--Offshore oil industry--ca. 1970-1974.
Drawings--Texas--Petroleum shipping terminals--ca. 1970-1974.
Maps--Gulf Intracoastal Waterway--ca. 1970-1974.
Maps--Texas--Water resources development--ca. 1970-1974.
Maps--Louisiana--Water resources development--ca. 1970-1974.
Maps--Texas--Land use--ca. 1970-1974.
Maps--Louisiana--Land use--ca. 1970-1974.
Maps--Mexico, Gulf of--Water resources development--ca. 1970-1974.
Maps--Mexico, Gulf of--ca. 1970-1974.
Functions:
Developing plan for petroleum shipping terminals.
Preferred Citation
(Identify the item and cite the series), Records, Texas Offshore Terminal Commission. Archives and Information Services Division, Texas State Library and Archives Commission.
Restrictions on Access
None.
Restrictions on Use
Many of the maps are too large to permit photocopying.
map-case
2-14/575 Maps #1/86 through #31/452, #33/494 through #36/724
map-case
2-14/576 Map #32/492
map-case
2-14/577 Blueprint drawing ENG #22/315
map-case
2-14/578 Map book GEOL #3/654



 

Library, 1958-1975,
23.85 cubic ft. (approximately 850 volumes)

This series consists of published and printed matter dating from 1958 to 1975 that the Texas Offshore Terminal Commission collected for use as a research library during the course of its existence. There are approximately 600 separately cataloged publications in the library. Materials in the research library are not limited solely to books but also include annual reports of corporations and companies, seminar proceedings, bond and stockholder reports, and responses to questionnaires from the Commission. There are ten boxes of catalog cards that provide access to the library. These catalog cards include a master shelflist and author, subject, title, and publisher/issuer indexes. Subjects covered in this extensive collection relative to the Commission's work on offshore terminals and deepwater ports for supertankers include construction, economics, energy, engineering, environment, feasibility, financing, geology, government, law, legislation, petroleum, pollution, ports, topography, and transportation. Authors of these works include oil companies, engineering firms, state and federal agencies, private consultants, banks and brokerage houses, universities, and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.
Index Terms
The terms listed here were used to catalog the records. The terms can be used to find similar or related records.
Subjects:
Petroleum shipping terminals--Texas.
Offshore structures--Texas.
Petroleum industry and trade.
Petroleum engineering.
Petroleum--Transportation.
Environmental law.
Harbors.
Marine pollution.
Document Types:
Reports--Petroleum shipping terminals--ca. 1960-1975.
Publications--Petroleum shipping terminals--ca. 1960-1975.
Proceedings--Petroleum shipping terminals--ca. 1960-1975.
Functions:
Developing plan for petroleum shipping terminals.
Preferred Citation
(Identify the item), Library, Records, Texas Offshore Terminal Commission. Archives and Information Services Division, Texas State Library and Archives Commission.
Restrictions on Access
None.
Restrictions on Use
None.
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2-14/557 Master Index
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2-14/558 Subject Index:
A - C
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2-14/559 D - F
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2-14/560 G - M
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2-14/561 N - P
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2-14/562 Q - S
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2-14/563 T - Z
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2-14/563-564 Title Index
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2-14/565 Author Index
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2-14/566 Publisher/Issuer Index



 

Supplemental files, 1973-1975,
2.35 cubic ft.

Records consist of miscellaneous research and office files from the Texas Offshore Terminal Commission. Records include incoming and outgoing correspondence, working copies and final drafts of staff reports and plans, copies of legislative bills, newspaper clippings, maps, a mailing list, and visitor registration cards. Records are dated 1973-1975. Reports by Commission staff on the proposed deepwater facility include a financing brief, a draft environmental impact statement, and copies of the final version of the Commission's plan. Other subjects of these supplemental files include federal and state legislation, oil company facts, the Louisiana proposal for a deepwater port, and the energy crisis. These files were received after the bulk of the collection and were probably part of the General operating files series at one time. Some of these records may duplicate items in that series.
Index Terms
The terms listed here were used to catalog the records. The terms can be used to find similar or related records.
Subjects:
Petroleum shipping terminals--Texas.
Offshore structures--Texas.
Document Types:
Correspondence--Texas--Petroleum shipping terminals--1973-1975.
Plans (reports)--Texas--Petroleum shipping terminals--1973-1975.
Reports--Texas--Petroleum shipping terminals--1973-1975.
Clippings--Texas--Petroleum shipping terminals--1973-1975.
Maps--Texas--Petroleum shipping terminals--1973-1975.
Bills (legislative records)--Texas--Petroleum shipping terminals--1973-1975.
Functions:
Developing plan for petroleum shipping terminals.
Preferred Citation
(Identify the item), Supplemental files, Records, Offshore Terminal Commission. Archives and Information Services Division, Texas State Library and Archives Commission.
Restrictions on Access
None.
Restrictions on Use
None.
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2-14/567 Original Drafts and Working Copies of Reports and Plans:
Finance Brief
Legislative Reference Notebook (Background)
Arab Oil Embargo, Energy Crisis, and Crude Petroleum Importation
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2-14/568 Texas Offshore Terminal Commission Final Plan
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2-14/569 Texas Offshore Terminal Commission Files:
Oil Company Facts
Clippings,
(newspapers, magazines, etc.)
Louisiana Superport
Environmental
Publications
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2-14/570 Legislation
Financing Proposals
Maps
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2-14/571 Energy
Comments - Deepwater Ports Materials
Mailing List
Visitors
Executive Director's Revisions
Miscellaneous