Texas State Library and Archives Commission

Texas Health and Human Services Commission:

An Inventory of Commissioner's Speeches and Videotapes at the Texas State Archives, 1992-1994



Overview

Creator: Texas Health and Human Services Commission.
Title: Commissioner's speeches and videotapes
Dates: 1992-1994
Abstract: These records are transcripts of speeches and videotapes of the commissioner of the Texas Health and Human Services Commission, dating from 1992 through 1994. The commissioner during the time of these records was Richard Ladd who was appointed in June of 1992 and resigned his commission in September of 1994.
Quantity: 0.94 cubic ft.
Language English.

Agency History

The Texas Health and Human Services Commission (HHSC) was created by the legislature in 1991 as an umbrella organization to integrate the strategic planning and budget request processes for the state's major health and human services agencies. The agencies under the commission's umbrella are the Texas Department on Aging, Commission on Alcohol and Drug Abuse, Commission for the Blind, Commission for the Deaf and Hearing Impaired, Interagency Council on Early Childhood Intervention, Department of Health, Department of Human Services, Juvenile Probation Commission, Department of Mental Health and Mental Retardation, Department of Protective and Regulatory Services, and the Rehabilitation Commission. The legislature originally placed the Texas Youth Commission under HHSC but removed it in 1993.

The Health and Human Services Commission has no governing board, and its commissioner holds final authority over the agency's operations. In addition, the commissioner has the authority and responsibility to arbitrate and decide interagency disputes and to enforce state agency compliance with the commission's strategic plan through consolidation of facilities, integrated automation, and coordinated referral and case management. The commissioner can request the transfer of funds from one agency to another and is charged with maximizing federal health and human service funds, including medical assistance funds.


Scope and Contents of the Records

These records are transcripts of speeches and videotapes of the commissioner of the Texas Health and Human Services Commission, dating from 1992 through 1994. The commissioner during the time of these records was Richard Ladd who was appointed in June of 1992 and resigned his commission in September of 1994. In the speeches, Ladd spoke of coordinating state services to better meet the various needs of citizens. The videotapes are titled Channels: Health and Human Services Edition - Richard Ladd.

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. The videotapes have not been viewed by Archives staff.


 

Organization of the Records

These records are organized into two series.
Commissioner's speeches, 1992-1994, 0.47 cubic ft.
Commissioner's videotapes, 1992, 0.47 cubic ft.

Restrictions

Restrictions on Access

None.

Restrictions on Use

See the Archives Preservation Officer to view the videotapes.


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:
Ladd, Richard C.
Subjects:
Human services--Texas.
Health services administration--Texas.
Document Types:
Videotapes--Texas--Human services--1992.
Speeches--Texas--Human services--1992-1994.
Functions:
Coordinating human services.

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
None directly, but the Archives holds many records of health and human services agencies.

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

(Identify the item and cite the series), Commissioner's Speeches and Videotapes, Texas Health and Human Services Commission. Archives and Information Services Division, Texas State Library and Archives Commission.

Accession Information

Accession numbers: 1996/066, 1996/080

These records were transferred to the Archives and Information Services Division of the Texas State Library and Archives Commission by the Texas Health and Human Services Commission on February 28 and March 21, 1996.

Processing Information

Lisa M. Hendricks, February and March 1996


Detailed Description of the Records

 

Commissioner's speeches, 1992-1994,
0.47 cubic ft.

Records are transcripts of speeches of the commissioner of the Texas Health and Human Services Commission, dating from 1992 through 1994. The commissioner during the time of these records was Richard Ladd who was appointed in June of 1992 and resigned his commission in September of 1994. In these speeches, Ladd spoke of coordinating state services to better meet the various needs of citizens. He delivered these speeches before such groups as the People First Coalition, Rotary clubs, the Governor's Executive Development Program, the United Way, the Texas Department on Aging and the Texas Health Care Association. Also present is an excerpt from testimony given by Ladd before the Senate Nominations Committee on January 28, 1993.
Arrangement
These records are arranged in chronological order by year and then by month.
Preferred Citation
(Identify the item), Commissioner's speeches, Texas Health and Human Services Commission. Archives and Information Services Division, Texas State Library and Archives Commission.
Accession Information
Accession number: 1996/066
These records were transferred to the Archives and Information Services Division of the Texas State Library and Archives Commission by the Texas Health and Human Services Commission on February 28, 1996.
Restrictions on Access
None.
Restrictions on Use
None.
Processed by
Lisa M. Hendricks, February 1996
box
1996/066 Speeches, 1992-1994



 

Commissioner's videotapes, 1992,
0.47 cubic ft.

These records are five videotapes dated 1992 featuring Richard Ladd, the Commissioner of Health and Human Services. Ladd was appointed in June of 1992 and resigned his commission in September of 1994. Tapes are titled Channels: Health and Human Services Edition - Richard Ladd.
Arrangement
These records are arranged in order as received.
Preferred Citation
(Identify the item), Commissioner's videotapes, Texas Health and Human Services Commission. Archives and Information Services Division, Texas State Library and Archives Commission.
Accession Information
Accession number: 1996/080
These records were transferred to the Archives and Information Services Division of the Texas State Library and Archives Commission by the Texas Health and Human Services Commission on March 21, 1996.
Restrictions on Access
None.
Restrictions on Use
See the Archives Preservation Officer to view the videotapes.
Processed by
Lisa M. Hendricks, March 1996
box
1996/080 Channels: Health and Human Services Edition - Richard Ladd, 1992
(open captioned) [5 videotapes]