Texas State Library and Archives Commission

Texas Old San Antonio Road Preservation Commission:

An Inventory of Records at the Texas State Archives, 1979, 1988-1993 (bulk 1988-1993)



Overview

Creator: Texas. Old San Antonio Road Preservation Commission.
Title: Records
Dates: 1979, 1988-1993
Dates: (bulk 1988-1993)
Abstract: Types of records include correspondence, minutes, memos, audio cassette tapes, newspaper clippings, magazines, photographs, reports, press releases, and brochures dating 1979, 1988-1993 (bulk 1988-1993). Records are from Ms. Nancy Kenmotsu of the Texas Historical Commission and reflect her activities on behalf of the Old San Antonio Road Preservation Commission, especially her role as meeting coordinator for the commission and as organizer of the commission's caravan tours of the Old San Antonio Road in 1991 and 1992 .
Quantity: 3 cubic ft.
Language English.

Agency History

The 71st Legislature, First Called Session, 1989, created the Old San Antonio Road Preservation Commission, (Senate Concurrent Resolution 2), to coordinate a year-long observance in 1991 of the 300th anniversary of the founding of the state's oldest thoroughfare established by Europeans and to suggest ways of preserving the history of the road. An additional charge included the encouragement of the tourist industry along the corridor. The Commission was made up of five gubernatorial appointments plus statutory membership from four state agencies: Texas Department of Transportation, Texas Historical Commission, Texas Parks and Wildlife Department, and Texas Department of Commerce. Dr. Archie P. McDonald was elected chairman of the commission at the organizational meeting in December 1989.

Each of the four member state agencies contributed to sharing the workload of the commission. The Texas Historical Commission, with Ms. Nancy Kenmotsu, served as coordinator for all meetings of the commission, coordinated and conducted a Caravan of the commission along the route of the Old San Antonio Road (OSR) in April 1991, promoted the OSR at conferences and through a display in the Capitol Rotunda, and produced press releases for various events in local communities. The Texas Department of Transportation prepared a report on the historical route(s) of the Old San Antonio Road, recommended a program for preservation, and constructed a series of information panels to be placed along the OSR. The Texas Parks and Wildlife designed certificates and awards, arranged a National Park Service presentation on national trails, and participated in and hosted the commission's Caravan. The Department of Commerce conducted site inspections on the Caravan, generated press releases, distributed a brochure entitled El Camino Real in their press kits, and performed community assessment of the tourism potential of the OSR. The commission was renewed by the 72nd Legislature in 1991 and ceased operations in July 1993.


Scope and Contents of the Records

Types of records include correspondence, minutes, memos, audio cassette tapes, newspaper clippings, magazines, photographs, reports, press releases, and brochures. There is one folder of research notes from 1979; otherwise the records date from 1988-1993. Records are from Ms. Nancy Kenmotsu of the Texas Historical Commission and reflect her activities on behalf of the Old San Antonio Road Preservation Commission, especially her role as meeting coordinator for the commission and as organizer of the commission's caravan tours of the Old San Antonio Road in 1991 and 1992 . Records of the commission's meetings include minutes, agenda, correspondence and cassette tapes. Other records relate to commission administration, increasing the public awareness of the tricentennial celebration of the Old San Antonio Road, and promotion of local communities and events along the route.

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

The records have been divided into five categories and are arranged in the following order: administration, meeting files, subject files, caravan tours, and community event files. The meeting files are in chronological order; the community event files in alphabetical order. In the other three categories the records are filed as received.

Restrictions

Restrictions on Access

None.

Restrictions on Use

Researchers are required to wear gloves provided by the Archives when reviewing photographic materials.

See the Archives' Preservation Officer to arrange hearing the audio cassette tapes.


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:
Kenmotsu, Nancy Adele.
Subjects:
Old San Antonio Road (Tex.)
Document Types:
Correspondence--Texas--Old San Antonio Road--1988-1993.
Minutes--Texas--Old San Antonio Road--1988-1993.
Memorandums--Texas--Old San Antonio Road--1988-1993.
Clippings--Texas--Old San Antonio Road--1988-1993.
Audio cassettes--Texas--Old San Antonio Road--1988-1993.
Photographs--Texas--Old San Antonio Road--1988-1993.
Reports--Texas--Old San Antonio Road--1988-1993.
Press releases--Texas--Old San Antonio Road--1988-1993.
Brochures--Texas--Old San Antonio Road--1988-1993.

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
Search the Archives' Map Collection with San Antonio Road.
Map Collection.

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

(Identify the item), Records, Texas Old San Antonio Road Preservation Commission. Archives and Information Services Division, Texas State Library and Archives Commission.

Accession Information

Accession number: 1995/016

These records were transferred to the Archives and Information Services Division of the Texas State Library and Archives Commission by the Texas Historical Commission on October 11, 1994.

Processing Information

Paul Beck, October 1994


Detailed Description of the Records

 

Records 1979, 1988-1993 (bulk 1988-1993),
3 cubic ft.

Administration
box
1995/016-1 Creation of Commission, 1989
Advisory Board, 1990-1991
Advisory Board Questionnaire, 1991
Resolutions Committee, 1990
Research for Kick-Off Meeting, December 8, 1989
Report, Old San Antonio Road Preservation Commission, 1992
Correspondence, 1989-1990
Letters to Commissioners, 1990
Informing the Public, [c. 1990]
Meeting Files
box
1995/016-1 Organizational Meeting, December 8, 1989
Bastrop Meeting, January 26, 1990
Nacogdoches Meeting, May 4, 1990
Austin Meeting, August 24, 1990
October 25, 1990
January 10, 1991
February 3, 1991
July 25, 1991
October 24, 1991
February 2, 1992
July 23, 1992
October 22, 1992
January 28, 1993
Cassette Tapes of Meetings:
December 8, 1989
[2 tapes]
January 26, 1990
August 24, 1990
October 25, 1990
January 10, 1991
[2 tapes]
July 25, 1991
[2 tapes]
October 24, 1991
[2 tapes]
January 28, 1993
Unidentified [undated]
[2 tapes]
Subject Files
box
1995/016-1 Brochures, El Camino Real, [c. 1991]
Awards, 1991
Commission Funds, 1991-1993
Future Proposals, 1990-1992
General, 1990-1992
Information Panels, 1991-1992
Landowners, 1990
Legislation, 1989-1991
Monthly Updates, 1990-1993
National Trail, 1991-1993
Postal Stamps, 1991-1992
Seminars, 1991-1993
Survey of El Camino Real (based on Mrs. Parmelee's research), 1979
Texas Department of Transportation, 1991
Texas Highways [June 1991 magazine article], 1991-1992
Texas Historical Commission, 1991
Tourism Potential Study [Texas Department of Commerce], 1992
Caravan Tours
box
1995/016-2 Caravan Schedule, 1991
Caravan Media/News, 1990-1991
Caravan II, 1992
Background, 1990
Research, 1989
Boy Scouts, 1990
Highway Department, 1989-1990
Parks and Wildlife Department Information, 1988
Related Roadway Preservation Efforts, 1988
Bibliography, [c. 1990]
El Camino Real Work, 1990
Resolutions, 1989-1991
Newspaper Clips:
1989-1990
1991-1993
Community Event Files
box
1995/016-3 Alto, TX, 1990-1991
Austin, TX, 1991
Austonio, TX, 1991
Bastrop, TX, 1991
Bryan, TX, 1990-1991
Caddoan Mounds State Park, TX, 1991
Caldwell, TX, 1991
Carrizo Springs, TX, 1991
Castroville, TX, [c. 1990]
Chireno, TX, 1991
Crockett, TX, 1990
Dilly, TX, 1990
Eagle Pass, TX, 1990-1991
Frio County, TX, [c. 1990]
Hays County, TX, 1990-1993
Houston County, TX, 1991
Lee County, TX, 1991
Los Adaes, LA, 1990-1991
Madisonville, TX, 1990-1991
Mission Tejas State Park, TX, 1990
Nacogdoches, TX, 1991
Natchitoches, LA, 1991
New Braunfels, TX, [undated]
Poteet, TX, 1991
Robertson County, TX, 1991
San Antonio, TX, 1991
San Augustine, TX, 1990-1991
Taylor, TX, [c. 1990]