Texas State Library and Archives Commission

Texas Department of Commerce, Executive Office:

An Inventory of Records at the Texas State Archives, 1985-1991 (bulk 1988-1991)



Overview

Creator: Texas. Dept. of Commerce. Executive Office.
Title: Records
Dates: 1985-1991
Dates: (bulk 1988-1991)
Abstract: Types of records consist of correspondence, memos, resumes, reports, and organization charts. Records date from 1985 to 1991 with the bulk from 1988 to 1991. These records include subject files and some internal files from the Texas Department of Commerce executive office. Subjects covered include economic development proposals, international trade, pari-mutuel horse racing, and a management audit of the Department of Commerce.
Quantity: 1 cubic ft.
Language English.

Agency History

The 70th Legislature, Regular Session, in House Bill 4, created the Texas Department of Commerce on September 1, 1987, by consolidating various state agencies, commissions, and boards including the Texas Economic Development Commission, Texas Tourist Development Agency, Texas World Trade Council, Enterprise Zone Board, Technology Training Board, Texas Music Commission, and Texas Film Commission. The Job Training Partnership Act and the Community Development Block Grant programs were also transferred to the department from the Texas Department of Community Affairs. In 1991, the 72nd Legislature reorganized the Department of Commerce in Senate Bill 1070. Policy-making functions and authority were redistributed between the executive director and the Department of Commerce Policy Board. The board was made an advisory board rather than a governing board. The Community Development Block Grant and Rental Rehabilitation programs were transferred to the newly created Texas Department of Housing and Community Affairs and the film and music programs were transferred to the Governor's Office.

The Department of Commerce is responsible for planning, organizing, and implementing programs to attract new businesses to the state, encourage the growth and expansion of existing businesses, including tourism, and work with local governments and organizations to improve their communities. The department is managed by the executive director and advised by the nine-member Department of Commerce Policy Board. Six seats on the board are held by public members appointed by the governor to six-year terms with the consent of the Senate. The other three members, who serve ex-officio, are the chair of the State Job Training Coordinating Council, the presiding officer of the International Trade Commission Governing Board, and the presiding officer of the Trans-Mexico Authority Advisory Board. The 1991 reorganization divided the department into three program divisions (Business Development, Tourism, and Work Force Development), each administered by a deputy director, and six support divisions (Administration, Communications, Data Services, Human Resources, Intergovernmental Relations, and Research and Planning).


Scope and Contents of the Records

Types of records consist of correspondence, memos, resumes, reports, and organization charts. Records date from 1985 to 1991 with the bulk from 1988 to 1991. These records include subject files and some internal files from the Texas Department of Commerce executive office. Subjects covered include economic development proposals, international trade, pari-mutuel horse racing, and a management audit of the Department of Commerce.

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 arranged alphabetically by folder title.

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. Dept of Commerce--Auditing.
Subjects:
Economic development--Texas.
Pari-mutuel betting--Texas.
Horse race betting--Texas.
Places:
Texas--Economic policy.
Document Types:
Correspondence--Texas--Economic development--1985-1991.
Memorandums--Texas--Economic development--1985-1991.
Reports--Texas--Economic development--1985-1991.
Functions:
Promoting economic development.
Coordinating economic development programs.

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 Department of Commerce, Business Development Division, Project files, 1983-1984, 1987-1994, 4 cubic ft.
Texas Department of Commerce, Communications Division, Press releases, 1991-1997, 2.65 cubic ft.
Texas Department of Commerce, Executive Division, Records of the sunset review, 1989-1993 (bulk 1991-1992), 2.7 cubic ft.

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

(Identify the item), Records, Executive Office, Texas Department of Commerce. Archives and Information Services Division, Texas State Library and Archives Commission.

Accession Information

Accession number: 1993/004

These records were transferred to the Archives and Information Services Division of the Texas State Library and Archives Commission by the Texas Department of Commerce on September 10, 1992

Processing Information

Paul Beck, November 1994


Detailed Description of the Records

 

Records, 1985-1991 (bulk 1988-1991),
1 cubic ft.

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1993/004 Aerospace Project, 1991
Bi-State Commissions, 1985-1987
Border Advisory Committee, 1987-1988
Clements, Jr., William P., 1987-1988
Governor Clements' Business Development and Job Task Force, 1986
Honorary Commercial Attache, 1988
Houston Economic Development Summit, 1990
"INC. Council of Growing Companies," 1989-1991
JETRO [Japan External Trade Organization], 1990
KUSEC [Korean U.S. Economic Council], 1990
Management Audit, 1989
Maquiladora, 1987-1990
Memories, Inc., 1989
Organization Charts, TDOC [Texas Department of Commerce], 1987-1990
Outstanding Women Awards, 1988-1989
The Perot Group, 1989
Retama Park, San Antonio, [Proposed Pari-Mutuel Horse Racing Track], 1988
Texas Film Commission and Texas Music Commission, 1988-1990