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Overview

Agency History

Scope and Contents of the Records

Arrangement of the Records

Restrictions

Index Terms

Related Material

Administrative Information

Description of Series

Records, 1990-1991,

Texas State Library and Archives Commission

Texas Animal Health Commission:

An Inventory of Records at the Texas State Archives, 1990-1991



Overview

Creator: Texas Animal Health Commission.
Title: Records
Dates: 1990-1991
Abstract: Types of records present include correspondence, memoranda, staff meeting minutes, Texas Animal Health Commission meeting minutes, reports, newsletters, press releases, news clippings and contracts. Records range in date from 1990 to 1991 and relate to the administrative functions of the Texas Animal Health Commission as well as to the various programs or activities under the direction of the agency. Programs and activities include plant and animal health monitoring, pest and disease management programs, pest and disease exclusion, and health inspection services.
Quantity: 2 cubic ft.
Language English.

Agency History

The Texas Animal Health Commission, originally called the Livestock Sanitary Commission until 1959, was created in 1893 (23rd Legislature, Regular Session, Substitute House Bill 112) to eradicate fever ticks. Later the legislature broadened the scope of the commission's responsibility to control and eradicate other livestock and poultry diseases recognized to be infectious or contagious such as brucellosis, tuberculosis, hog cholera, and pullorum typhoid. The commission has divided the state into 12 geographical areas, with a veterinarian assigned to supervise each area. The United States Department of Agriculture's (USDA) inspectors and veterinarians cooperate closely with the commission on disease control programs. A major program of the commission is brucellosis eradication. This program is supported by USDA funding for field testing, testing at livestock markets, and laboratory and clerical support.

The policymaking body of the agency is a twelve member commission, appointed by the governor with concurrence of the senate for overlapping six-year terms. Three members are from the general public, one member from the veterinary profession, and one member is appointed from each of the following industries: dairy, beef, swine, sheep, goat, poultry, equine, and feedlot and auction market.

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Scope and Contents of the Records

Types of records present include correspondence, memoranda, staff meeting minutes, Texas Animal Health Commission meeting minutes, reports, newsletters, press releases, news clippings and contracts. Records range in date from 1990 to 1991 and relate to the administrative functions of the Texas Animal Health Commission as well as to the various programs or activities under the direction of the agency. Programs and activities include plant and animal health monitoring, pest and disease management programs, pest and disease exclusion, and health inspection services.

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.

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Arrangement of the Records

These records are arranged in alphabetical order as received.

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Restrictions

Restrictions on Access

None.

Restrictions on Use

None.

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Index Terms

The terms listed here were used to catalog the records. The terms can be used to find similar or related records.
Subjects:
Animal health--Texas.
Animals--Diseases--Texas.
Document Types:
Correspondence--Texas--Animal health--1990-1991.
Memorandums--Texas--Animal health--1990-1991.
Minutes--Texas--Animal health--1990-1991.
Reports--Texas--Animal health--1990-1991.
Clippings--Texas--Animal health--1990-1991.
Press releases--Texas--Animal health--1990-1991.
Newsletters--Texas--Animal health--1990-1991.

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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 Animal Health Commission, Meetings and hearings audio recordings, 1982-1989, 1.39 cubic ft.
Texas Animal Health Commission, Minutes, February 1962-November 1982, June 1983, 1988-1995, 2.28 cubic ft. [There is no finding aid for these unprocessed records. Call numbers are 1998/256-1 through 3 and 2002/162.]

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Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

(Identify the item), Records, Texas Animal Health Commission. Archives and Information Services Division, Texas State Library and Archives Commission.

Accession Information

Accession number: 1995/163

These records were transferred to the Archives and Information Services Division of the Texas State Library and Archives Commission by the Texas Animal Health Commission on July 31, 1995.

Processing Information

Lisa M. Hendricks, October 1995

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Detailed Description of the Records

 

Records, 1990-1991,
2 cubic ft.

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1995/163-1 Accident/Injury Reports
Allocations
Archive List - ADM/ACCNT
Attorney General:
Misc. Correspondence
Outside Counsel Services
State Auditor's Department
Bailment Contract
Brucellosis Test
Cleveland Lease
CO-RAL Insecticide
Correspondence:
Area Offices
Commissioners
Personnel Department
State Comptroller's Office
Purchasing
Memos
General
Department of Commerce
Cuellar, Henry - State Representative
Department of Information Resources
Automated Information and Telecomunications Council (AITC) Correspondence
Department of Information Resources:
Annual Report
Correspondence
Depopulation Status Report
Employees Retirement System of Texas
TAHC [Texas Animal Health Commission] Encumbrance Report
Funding of Animal & Plant Health Inspection Service Activities
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1995/163-2 Governor's Office - Miscellaneous Correspondence
Herd Test Data Entry
Dr. Holcombe:
Bill Hayden, Correspondence & Memos
Correspondence
Legislative Budget Board:
Instructions for Performance and Funds Management Report
Miscellaneous Correspondence
Budget Status Report
Liberty County - Test
Mission Statement
Monthly Encumbrance Report for Prior and Current Year Appropriations
Budget Status Reports by Legislative Budget Board
Newsletters:
The Administrator
Animal Health Matters
Comptroller's Office
Financial Report (Comptroller's Office)
The Incentive
Practical Supervision (Professional Training Associates, Inc.)
Tex-An
Notice to State Agencies (Comptroller's Office)
Pseudorabies Program
Quarantine Map - Brucellosis
Restructure of Areas 9 - 12 - 13
Safety Shorts
Seminars & Meetings
Slaughter Sample Savings
Staff Meetings
State Purchasing and General Services Correspondence
Texas Animal Health Commission, Strategic Operational Plan
Tax Exemption Certificates
Texas Incentive & Productivity Commission Correspondence
Training
United States Department of Agriculture, Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service, Veterinary Services:
Correspondence
Budget Reduction

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