Texas State Library and Archives Commission

Texas Legislative Reference Library:

An Inventory of Governors' Speeches and Other Statements at the Texas State Archives, 1947-1969 (bulk 1958-1968)



Overview

Creator: Texas. Legislative Reference Library.
Title: Governors' speeches and other statements
Dates: 1947-1969
Dates: (bulk 1958-1968)
Abstract: These records consist of duplicate copies of speeches, addresses, and remarks; press releases or press memoranda; as well as a lesser number of reports, dedications, and proclamations from Governors Beauford H. Jester, Allan Shivers, Price Daniel, and John Connally. Also present are a few copies of reprieves, stays of execution, and newspaper articles. The records range in date from 1947 to 1969 with the bulk dating from 1958 to 1968 and were maintained by the Texas Legislative Reference Library.
Quantity: 2.35 cubic ft.
Language English.

Agency History

The Legislative Reference Library was created in 1909 as a division of the Texas State Library. In 1969 it was made an independent agency of the legislature (Senate Bill 263, 61st Legislature, Regular Session). The Library serves as a source of nonpartisan, impartial research and information, assisting state legislators and their staff, state agency heads and their staff, and the general public in obtaining information on specific legislative problems and on other matters affecting the state.

The Legislative Library Board, which makes policy for the Legislative Reference Library, is composed of six members: four ex-officio members (the lieutenant governor, who serves as chair; the speaker of the house; the chair of the Senate Finance Committee; and the chair of the House Appropriations Committee); plus one state senator appointed by the lieutenant governor, and one state representative appointed by the speaker. The board appoints a director.

The holdings of the Legislative Reference Library include, by statute, the following: checklists and catalogs of current legislation in Texas and in other states; catalogs of bills and resolutions presented in the Texas Legislature; checklists of public documents in each state; checklists of all reports issued by each Texas state agency; digests of public laws of Texas and other states; and an up-to-date law library.

In addition, the Library contains the following: original legislative bill files from 1973 to the present (the library receives copies of each printed daily legislative journal, bill, resolution, or other legislative document); federal materials; a newspaper clipping file relating to Texas government and politics; publications of organizations such as the Council of State Governments, National Conference of State Legislatures, National Education Association, and Southern Regional Education Board; and general reference material.

The library is a depository library which receives state documents and publications from other states, distributed by the Texas State Library.


Scope and Contents of the Records

These records consist of duplicate copies of speeches, addresses, and remarks; press releases or press memoranda; as well as a lesser number of reports, dedications, and proclamations from Governors Beauford H. Jester, Allan Shivers, Price Daniel, and John Connally. Also present are a few copies of reprieves, stays of execution, and newspaper articles. The records range in date from 1947 to 1969 with the bulk dating from 1958 to 1968 and were maintained by the Texas Legislative Reference Library. Press releases cover, for example, appointments made by the governor, bills and resolutions signed or vetoed by the governor and excerpts from or abstracts of the governors' speeches, remarks and addresses.

To prepare this inventory, the described materials were cursorily reviewed to delineate series, to confirm the accuracy of contents lists, to provide an estimate of dates covered, and to determine record types.


 

Arrangement of the Records

These records are filed chronologically by year and roughly by month within each year.

Restrictions

Restrictions on Access

None.

Restrictions on Use

None.


Index Terms

The terms listed here were used to catalog the records. The terms can be used to find similar or related records.
Corporate Names:
Texas. Governor (1963-1969 : Connally)
Texas. Governor (1957-1963 : Daniel)
Texas. Governor (1949-1957 : Shivers)
Texas. Governor (1947-1949 : Jester)
Document Types:
Speeches--Texas--Governors--1947-1969.
Press releases--Texas--Governors--1947-1969.
Reports--Texas--Governors--1947-1969.
Proclamations--Texas--Governors--1947-1969.
Clippings--Texas--Governors--1947-1969.
Dedications (documents)--Texas--Governors--1947-1969.

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 Office of the Governor, Records of Beauford H. Jester, 1947-1949, 84 linear ft.
Texas Office of the Governor, Records of Allan Shivers, 1937-1964, 556 cubic ft.
Sam Houston Regional Library and Research Center, Liberty, Texas
Price Daniel Papers, 1947-1963, 610 cubic ft.
Lyndon Baines Johnson Library, Austin, Texas
John Connally records and papers

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

(Identify the item), Governors' speeches and other statements, Texas Legislative Reference Library. Archives and Information Services Division, Texas State Library and Archives Commission.

Accession Information

Accession number: 1991/171

These records were transferred to the Archives and Information Services Division of the Texas State Library and Archives Commission by the Texas Legislative Reference Library on July 1, 1991.

Processing Information

Lisa M. Hendricks, July 1992


Detailed Description of the Records

 

Governors' speeches and other statements, 1947-1969 (bulk 1958-1968),
2.35 cubic ft.

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1991/171-1 Jester, January 21, 1947, January 28, 1947
Shivers, January 13, 1953 - January 15, 1954
Shivers, 1956
Daniel, January 1958 - November 1958
[includes a July 6, 1956 press release from Daniel's campaign]
Daniel, January 1958 - December 1958
[2 folders]
Daniel, January 1959 - December 1959
[2 folders]
Daniel, January 1960 - December 1960
box
1991/171-2 Daniel, January 1960 - December 1960
Daniel, January 1961 - December 1961
[3 folders]
Daniel, January 1962 - January 1963
[2 folders]
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1991/171-3 Daniel, January 1962 - January 1963
Daniel, Special Article, Race Horse Gambling, n.d.
Connally, January 1963 - December 1963
[3 folders]
Connally, January 1964 - December 1964
[3 folders]
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1991/171-4 Connally, January 1965 - December 1965
[2 folders]
Connally, January 1966 - December 1966
[4 folders]
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1991/171-5 Connally, January 1967 - December 1967
[3 folders]
Connally, Proclamations, 1967
Connally, January 1968 - January 1969
[2 folders]