Contact Us
Texas Archival Resources Online

TABLE OF CONTENTS


Overview

Agency History

Scope and Contents of the Records

Arrangement of the Records

Restrictions

Index Terms

Related Material

Administrative Information

Description of Series

Inaugural Committee Richards-Bullock inaugural records, 1932, 1963-1991, undated, bulk 1990-1991,

Texas State Library and Archives Commission

Texas Inaugural Committee:

An Inventory of Inaugural Committee Richards-Bullock Inaugural Records at the Texas State Archives, 1932, 1963-1991, undated, bulk 1990-1991



Overview

Creator: Texas Inaugural Committee.
Title: Inaugural Committee Richards-Bullock inaugural records
Dates: 1932, 1963-1991, undated
Dates: bulk 1990-1991
Abstract: Records of the 1991 Texas Inaugural Committee document its organization and planning of the inaugural ceremony for Governor Ann Richards and Lieutenant Governor Bob Bullock on January 15, 1991 and other celebratory events occurring both before and after the swearing-in of the chief executive of the state and the lieutenant governor, who also serves as Constitutional President of the Texas Senate. Records include minutes of the Texas Inaugural Committee meetings, correspondence, memoranda, press releases, newsclippings, photos, fashion design sketches, videotapes, invoices, contracts, samples of invitations and other artifacts and memorabilia. The records date from 1932, 1963 to 1991, and undated, with the bulk of the material dating between the November 1990 gubernatorial election of Ann Richards through the inaugural festivities in January 1991. Earlier records document previous Texas gubernatorial inaugural festivities.
Quantity: 3.24 cubic ft.
Language: These materials are written in English.
Repository: Texas State Archives

Agency History

The functions and activities of the Texas Inaugural Committee are governed by Section 401 of the Texas Government Code. No later than the tenth day after the date of each election for governor and lieutenant governor, the secretary of state issues a proclamation stating who, in the secretary's opinion, based on the best information available, are the governor-elect and lieutenant governor-elect. The secretary of state then delivers certified copies of the proclamation to the individuals named in the proclamation. The governor-elect and lieutenant governor-elect then each file with the secretary of state a signed instrument. In that instrument, the governor-elect designates one individual to serve as chair of the inaugural committee and one individual to serve as a cochair of the committee; the lieutenant governor-elect designates one individual to serve as a cochair of the committee. The governor-elect and lieutenant governor-elect may appoint other members to the inaugural committee as they consider necessary.

After the committee members have been appointed, they convene at a time and place designated by the chair, take the constitutional oath of office, and hold an organizational meeting to make arrangements necessary for conducting ceremonies and events to observe the inauguration of the governor and lieutenant governor. The committee may hold subsequent meetings at times it determines or on the call of the chair, who, when present, presides at the meetings. The committee may adopt rules to govern its proceedings. Committee members serve without compensation but may be reimbursed for actual and necessary expenses incurred in the performance of committee duties as provided by legislative appropriation. The committee may employ staff or engage the services of consultants to assist in its work, and may request the cooperation of an agency or official of state or local government.

The inaugural fund is a special fund in the state treasury to be used only for costs related to the inauguration. The comptroller credits to the inaugural fund a pro-rata share of the interest received from the deposit of state funds as if the inaugural fund were a constitutional fund. A person may contribute funds, services, or other things of value to pay the expenses of or otherwise provide for an inauguration; such contributions may be made to the inaugural committee or secretary of state. The contribution is not a political contribution for purposes of state law regulating political contributions or prohibiting a contribution by a corporation or labor organization. If the secretary of state receives a contribution while the inaugural committee exists, the secretary of state delivers it to the committee. If the secretary of state receives a contribution at any other time, then he or she transmits it to the comptroller, who deposits it in the state treasury to the credit of the inaugural fund. The secretary of state retains the receipt for the contribution in his/her office for at least four years and maintains an index of the receipts, arranged alphabetically by contributor, showing the date of the contribution, the name and mailing address of the contributor, and the amount of each contribution. The index and receipts are public information.

Money appropriated from the inaugural fund may be used for: printing; the employment of staff; the lease of office space and payment of utility expenses; professional and consultant fees; postage, telephone, and telegraph expenses; payment of expenses incurred by committee members; and any other public purpose reasonably related to conducting inaugural ceremonies and related events, including expenses of raising funds. Contributions received by the committee and not deposited in the state treasury may be expended for any purpose the committee considers appropriate. A voucher for an expenditure from the inaugural fund must be approved in writing by the chair. The committee maintains a record of each expenditure of unappropriated funds containing the following information about each expenditure: the name and address of the entity to whom the expenditure was paid, the amount, the date, and the purpose of the expenditure.

No later than June 30 of the year in which the inauguration is held, the committee files with the secretary of state a final report verified by a certified public accountant that shows: the total amount of contributions received by the committee, including contributions paid to the secretary of state during the committee's existence; the total amount of expenditures made by the committee from unappropriated funds; and the total amount of unappropriated funds remaining in the committee's possession. This report is public information. On the day the committee files the final report, the committee must deliver all unexpended unappropriated funds it possesses to the comptroller. The comptroller deposits the funds in the state treasury to the credit of the inaugural fund. When the secretary of state determines that the committee has complied with these requirements, the secretary issues a proclamation to that effect. The committee is dissolved on the day after the date the proclamation is issued.

Until September 1, 1999, all monies in the inaugural fund exceeding $100,000, plus the amount necessary to cover fund obligations, on the day the inaugural committee is dissolved, were transferred to an account in the general revenue fund known as the inaugural endowment fund. The fund was used to decorate, furnish, preserve, or improve the Capitol, the Governor's Mansion, or other state property of historical significance or for grants in support of public schools or public libraries.

The 1991 Texas Inaugural Committee was chaired by Cathy Bonner, with cochairs Katherine B. Reynolds and Will Davis. The goal of the Richards-Bullock inaugural committee was to showcase Texas talent, skills, and resources as much as possible.

(Sources include: V.T.C.A., Government Code, Section 401.001-011; press releases found within these records.)

Return to the Table of Contents


Scope and Contents of the Records

Records of the 1991 Texas Inaugural Committee document its organization and planning of the inaugural ceremony for Governor Ann Richards and Lieutenant Governor Bob Bullock on January 15, 1991 and other celebratory events occurring both before and after the swearing-in of the chief executive of the state and the lieutenant governor, who also serves as Constitutional President of the Texas Senate. Records include minutes of the Texas Inaugural Committee meetings, correspondence, memoranda, press releases, newsclippings, photos, fashion design sketches, videotapes, invoices, contracts, samples of invitations and other artifacts and memorabilia. The records date from 1932, 1963 to 1991, and undated, with the bulk of the material dating between the November 1990 gubernatorial election of Ann Richards through the inaugural festivities in January 1991. Earlier records document previous Texas gubernatorial inaugural festivities. Correspondents include Ann Richards, members of the planning or inaugural committee, fashion designers, and some celebrities. Represented in the photos are national and local celebrities such as Dolly Parton, Willie Nelson, Kris Kristofferson, and Cybill Shepard as well as Marcia Ball, Jerry Jeff Walker, Little Joe y la Familia and members of Esther's Follies.

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.

Return to the Table of Contents


 

Arrangement of the Records

Original order of records was maintained and appears to be random.

Return to the Table of Contents


Restrictions

Restrictions on Access

None.

Restrictions on Use

Most records created by Texas state agencies are not copyrighted and may be freely used in any way. State records also include materials received by, not created by, state agencies. Copyright remains with the creator. The researcher is responsible for complying with U.S. Copyright Law (Title 17 U.S.C.).

Technical Requirements

Researchers are required to wear gloves provided by the Archives when reviewing photographic materials. Researchers wishing to access videotapes must contact the Archives' Preservation Officer to obtain the necessary equipment.

Return to the Table of Contents


Index Terms

The terms listed here were used to catalog the records. The terms can be used to find similar or related records.
Personal Names:
Richards, Ann, 1933- --Inauguration, 1991.
Bullock, Bob--Inauguration, 1991.
Document Types:
Minutes--Texas--Governors--Inauguration--1963-1991.
Memorandums--Texas--Governors--Inauguration--1963-1991.
Correspondence--Texas--Governors--Inauguration--1963-1991.
Press releases--Texas--Governors--Inauguration--1963-1991.
Clippings--Texas--Governors--Inauguration--1963-1991.
Photographs--Texas--Governors--Inauguration--1963-1991.
Memorabilia--Texas--Governors--Inauguration--1963-1991.
Videocassettes--Texas--Governors--Inauguration--1963-1991.
Functions:
Planning inaugural activities.

Return to the Table of Contents


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 Inaugural Committee, Inaugural Committee Perry-Dewhurst inaugural records, 2002-2003, 0.47 cubic ft.
Texas Inaugural Committee, Inaugural Committee Bush-Perry inaugural records, 1934-1999, bulk 1998-1999, 0.47 cubic ft.
Texas Inaugural Committee, Inaugural Committee Bush-Bullock inaugural records, 1994-1995, 0.47 cubic ft.
Virginia Whitten Papers, 1973-1994, 0.94 cubic ft.
Texas Legislative Council, Legislative Council inaugural planning documents and other material, 1955-2003, 0.24 cubic ft.
Texas Secretary of State, Inaugural fund filings, 1979-1983, 1986-1987, 0.24 cubic ft.

Return to the Table of Contents


Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

(Identify the item), Texas Inaugural Committee Richards-Bullock inaugural records. Archives and Information Services Division, Texas State Library and Archives Commission.

Accession Information

Accession number: 1991/185

These records were transferred to the Archives and Information Services Division of the Texas State Library and Archives Commission by the 1991 Texas Inaugural Committee on August 8, 1991.

Processing Information

Lisa M. Hendricks, September 1992

Return to the Table of Contents


Detailed Description of the Records

 

Inaugural Committee Richards-Bullock inaugural records, 1932, 1963-1991, undated, bulk 1990-1991,
3.24 cubic ft.

Box
1991/185-1 Inaugural publicity issued by Planning Committee, 1990-1991
Planning inaugural program, 1990
"Inaugural cannot attends," 1990-1991
Previous inaugurations, 1932, 1963-1987
[2 folders]
Inaugurations: Mark White and Bill Clements, 1983-1990
Governor Ann Richards' inaugural parade, 1987
[notebook]
Schedules of inaugural video coverage, 1991
[3 videotapes]
"Gala," 1990
Gala and ball layouts, 1991
Schedule of events, committee members and agenda for inaugural planning, 1990
Box
1991/185-2 Lyrics to songs for Gala -"North Dallas Dames," [undated]
Ann's personal itinerary, 1990-1991
Invitations, [undated]
Inaugural Committee chair, 1990-1991
Inaugural Committee, records (Rena Torres), 1990
[Includes minutes of first two Committee meetings.]
Letters to Cathy Bonner, January 1991
Food, inauguration, 1990-1991
Inaugural Committee:
Finance, 1990
Members, 1990
Press releases, clips, 1990
Schedule of events, 1991
Secretary of State, George Bayoud, 1990
Contracts, inaugural events, 1990-1991
"Texas Capitol Grand Waltz," 1990
[audio cassette]
Assorted records, 1990
Texas Woman's University, 1990-1991
[Black and white photographs of designer Les Wilk and students working on Richards' inaugural wear.]
Inaugural wear: Les Wilk and Michael Casey, 1990-1991
Michael Casey - Designer, 1986-1990
[Color photos of evening wear.]
Box
1991/185-3 News clippings - San Antonio, 1990-1991
Press release - Teacher of the Year, 1991
Press coverage, 1991
Press clippings, 1990-1991
News summaries, 1990-1991
Tickets and passes, 1991
Box
1991/185-4 Press clips, Texas Press Association, 1990-1991
[news clippings]
News clippings, 1990-1991
Box
1991/185-5 Inauguration items available at campaign store prior to inauguration of Ann Richards and Bob Bullock, January 15, 1991:
Set of Ave Bonar limited edition postcards
Small set Ave Bonar postcards
3-inch x 3-inch glass box
Commemorative Gimme cap
T-Shirt, child's size 10-12
Commemorative scarf
T-Shirt, size large
Sweatshirt, size large
Packet of 5 buttons and 1 pin:
4-inch button w/ribbon, picture Governor and Lt. Governor
3-inch button duplicate of above, without ribbon
2-inch button, "The People of Texas Are Back"
1 1/2-inch x 2 1/2-inch button, with same logo as T-shirts
Lapel pin with inaugural logo
Canvas tote bag with inaugural logo
File folder containing:
Picture postcard of Lt. Governor
4-inch x 5 1/2-inch Texas flag
Ann Richards governor balloon
Inaugural plate - Inaugural Celebration, January 15, 1991
[clear etched glass]
Box of 8-inch x 10-inch color photographic contact sheets
[67 total]
Box
1991/185-6 Banner carried in the "People's March" saying "Congratulations She's in the Dome," 1991

Return to the Table of Contents