Texas State Library and Archives Commission

Texas Governor Rick Perry:

An Inventory of First Lady Anita Perry's Files at the Texas State Archives, 1969, 1996-2015, undated, bulk 2008-2013



Overview

Creator: Texas. Governor (2000-2015 : Perry)
Title: First Lady Anita Perry's files
Dates: 1969, 1996-2015, undated
bulk 2008-2013
Abstract: The Texas Office of the First Lady encompasses the official governmental activities of the spouse of the governor. The office is not an actual state agency and functions as a subdivision of the Office of the Governor. These records document the activities of Anita Perry in her capacity as Texas First Lady from 2000-2015, with records dating 1969, 1996-2015, undated, bulk 2008-2013. These include acting as hostess during receptions at the Governor's Mansion; presiding over selected welfare organizations and initiatives; participating in fundraisers, galas, and social causes; accompanying the governor in official travels; participating in select ceremonial duties; and decorating the Governor's Mansion. The records consist of both paper and electronic formats and include incoming and outgoing correspondence (letters, emails, invitations), informational fliers, programs, brochures, ephemera, newspaper articles, certificates and proclamations, photographs, CDs, speech transcripts, radio and video public service announcement (PSA) scripts, audio files, biographical and introductory notes, electronic slide presentations, administrative documents, travel itineraries, schedules, communication with media outlets, media advisories, media articles, and social media contributions.
Quantity: 20.25 cubic ft. and 7.93 GB (10,786 files) of electronic records
Language: These materials are written predominately in English.
Repository: Texas State Archives
Sponsor: This EAD finding aid was created in cooperation with Texas Archival Resources Online.

Agency History

The Texas Office of the First Lady encompasses the official governmental activities of the spouse of the governor. The Office of the First Lady is not an actual state agency and functions as a subdivision of the Office of the Governor. To date, there is scant legislation regarding this office. It is defined more by tradition and individual preference than legislation. Although not legally mandated, "at the request of the Governor, and to represent the State of Texas" is the guiding phrase for all the First Lady's official activities. To facilitate this end, the Travel Regulations Act (Texas Government Code, Section 660.203(b)) states that the governor's spouse is entitled to reimbursement for expenses incurred while performing duties at the direction of the governor. These duties have traditionally included acting as hostess during receptions at the Governor's Mansion, presiding over selected welfare organizations and initiatives, accompanying the governor in official travels, and participating in select ceremonial duties.

Texas Government Code, Section 442.0071(d) outlines the First Lady's role in the decoration of the Governor's Mansion. It states that the Texas Historical Commission must solicit the advice and approval of the First Lady before making changes to the decoration of the Governor's Mansion. Moreover, the First Lady is often appointed as a member of the Inaugural Endowment Fund Committee. According to Texas Government Code, Section 401.011(b), the inaugural endowment fund may be expended for "decorating, furnishing, preserving, or improving the Capitol, the Governor's Mansion, or other state property of historical significance or for grants in support of public schools, public libraries, or other charitable causes at the discretion of the inaugural endowment fund committee." All of these areas have historically fallen under the influence of the First Lady.

The Texas Office of the First Lady has two staff and the First Lady often relies on the support staff of the governor for assistance in communications and scheduling in her official capacity.

(Sources include: Guide to Texas State Agencies, 9th and 10th eds., (1996 and 1999); the contents of the records; and the Governor's Office website during Governor Perry's term, accessed in June 2015.)


Biographical Sketch

Anita Thigpen was born in Haskell, Texas on May 5, 1952 to Joseph Eltidge Thigpen, a family physician, and Beunis Ratliff. She began her college education at Texas Tech University and transferred to West Texas State University (now West Texas A & M University) in 1974 to earn a Bachelor of Science in Nursing. She later earned a Master of Science in Nursing at the University of Texas Health Science Center in San Antonio.

Anita Perry began her nursing career as a registered nurse at Haskell Memorial Hospital and eventually rose to the position of director of nursing and helped establish a rape crisis program at the hospital. She also worked as a nursing instructor. She left the nursing profession after her husband, Rick Perry, was elected Texas Agriculture Commissioner in November 1990. She subsequently worked for public relations and lobbying firms on healthcare issues. In 2003, Anita Perry was hired as an outreach director and fundraiser for the Texas Association Against Sexual Assault.

In 2001, two endowments were established in her name. The Anita Thigpen Perry Nursing Excellence Scholarship provides scholarships to students who have been admitted to the nursing program at West Texas A&M University. The Anita Thigpen Perry Endowment at the San Antonio Health Science Center helps support the new Center for Community-Based Health Promotion in Women and Children, which focuses on improving areas such as nutrition, cardiovascular disease, health education and early childhood development for women and children in South Texas. In 2008, Texas Tech University renamed its nursing school the Anita Thigpen Perry School of Nursing.

In her capacity as First Lady of Texas from December 20, 2000 to January 20, 2015, Anita Perry was involved with the Texas Conference for Women; Texas travel, tourism, and economic development (she led economic development delegations to Argentina, Brazil, Slovakia, England, Japan and Germany); immunizations (she was actively engaged with The March of Dimes); encouraging Texans to pursue careers in nursing to deal with a nursing shortage; historic preservation, particularly through the annual First Lady's Texas Treasures Award and the Texas Historical Preservation Main Street First Lady's Tour; and the reconstruction/remodeling of the Texas Governor's Mansion, which was damaged by arson in 2008. Her staff included Michelle Sneed, Chief of Staff, and Minnie Salinas, Director.

Anita married Rick Perry in November 1982. They have two children, son Griffin and daughter Sydney.

(Sources include: Anita Perry profile on the Notable Nurses website; Anita Perry: The nurse Gov. Perry wants to take with him to the White House on The Hill website; Anita Thigpen Perry profile on Project Gutenberg Self Publishing Press website; Anita Thigpen Perry on the Texas State Cemetery website; and Priorities, First Lady, Office of the Governor Rick Perry website, all accessed on June 4, 2015.)


Scope and Contents of the Records

The Texas Office of the First Lady encompasses the official governmental activities of the spouse of the governor. These records document the activities of Anita Perry in her capacity as Texas First Lady from 2000-2015, with records dating 1969, 1996-2015, undated, bulk 2008-2013. These include acting as hostess during receptions at the Governor's Mansion; presiding over selected welfare organizations and initiatives; participating in fundraisers, galas, and social causes; accompanying the governor in official travels; participating in select ceremonial duties; and decorating the Governor's Mansion.

Records of this office comprise paper and electronic records, including incoming and outgoing correspondence (letters, emails, invitations etc.), informational fliers, programs, brochures, ephemera, newspaper articles, certificates and proclamations, photographs, CDs, speech transcripts, radio and video public service announcement (PSA) scripts, audio files, biographical and introductory notes for Anita Perry, electronic slide presentations, administrative documents, travel itineraries, schedules, media advisories, media articles, and social media contributions to and from Anita Perry's account. Electronic records described in this finding aid that are part of the Texas Digital Archive are indicated as such in the inventory. Restrictions on access to the content of records are applicable to paper and electronic records.

Subjects include events and social causes that Anita Perry was invited to attend and participate in by giving talks, donating items, serving on boards, and fundraising; the Texas Historical Commission Main Street First Lady Tour; the Governor's Mansion Restoration Project; official trips to Spain, Italy, Slovakia and Israel; the Anita Thigpen Perry School of Nursing at Texas Tech University; the annual Texas Conference for Women; Texas tourism; and breast cancer awareness.

Invitations, 1999-2014, bulk 2011-2013, are to events that Anita Perry was invited to in both a personal and professional capacity, which for the most part indicate if they were accepted or declined.

Plans and planning records, 2001-2014, bulk 2001-2005, are requests to attend events, invitee lists, monthly calendars, briefing materials, and travel itineraries and schedules.

General correspondence, 1969, 1996, 2001-2011, consists of incoming and outgoing correspondence of the Office of the First Lady, such as letters, printouts of emails, thank-you notes, and documentation of events.

Administrative correspondence, 2001, 2004, 2008-2014, consists primarily of correspondence to and from Anita Perry as well as members of her staff, pertaining to official events and social causes that she was associated with.

Speeches, 2001-2003, 2012-2014, are transcripts of speeches written for and delivered by Anita Perry at various events and while endorsing social causes.

Texas Conference for Women public relations materials, 1999-2014, undated, consist of programs and program planning and promotion materials for the one-day conference that Anita Perry helped to develop and hosted, which offers women opportunities for networking, professional development and personal growth.

Biographical information, 2008-2014, for Anita Perry is composed mainly of brief biographical notes that served as introductions for her at various events.

Media files, 2008-2013, are articles about and question-and-answer columns with Anita Perry published in print media, speech transcripts, event research material, media advisories, press releases, messages from and to Anita Perry on social media platforms, and photographs.

Photographs, 2008-2013, are of Rick and Anita Perry approved for promotional purposes, unapproved photographs, photographs from events and official trips, images of the Governor's Mansion, and images pre-dating Anita Perry's time as First Lady.

Main Street files, 2001-2013, are primarily programs to the Texas Historical Commission Main Street First Lady Tour events along with a small number of invitation cards.

Scheduling files, 2001-2015, include the daily schedules for Anita Perry, day-by-day and minute-by-minute. They provide precise detail concerning the times and places of her departures and arrivals, indicating the nature of the events, the mode of transportation, and contact persons.

Formats of the original electronic files include word processing or plain text files (.doc, .docx, .txt), spreadsheets (.xls., .xlsx), audio files (.mp3), photographs and graphic images (.jpg, .tif, .gif, .png), databases (.mdb), PDFs, slide presentations (.ppt, .thmx), video files (.mov), web-ready images (.htm, .mht), and .zip and .shs files. Digital files presented for public use will generally be PDF for text documents or spreadsheets, .jpg for photographic or graphic images, .mp3 for audio files. Files in their original format are available on request, restrictions may apply.

The file naming convention in the electronic records includes several internal acronyms. Below is a list of known acronyms:

  • AP: Anita Perry
  • Condo: Condolences
  • FLAP: First Lady Anita Perry
  • FLT: First Lady Tour
  • FGM: Friends of the Governor's Mansion
  • GM: Governor's Mansion
  • GRP: Governor Rick Perry
  • OFL: Office of the First Lady
  • OOG: Office of the Governor
  • SON: School of Nursing (Anita Thigpen Perry)
  • TCW: Texas Conference for Women
  • TY: Thank You
  • TYN: Thank You Note
  • TGMRF: Texas Governor's Mansion Restoration Fund
  • TTTW: Texas Travel and Tourism Week
  • TWIB: Texas Women in Business


Organization of the Records

The records are organized into 11 series:
Invitations, 1999-2014, bulk 2011-2013, 3 cubic ft.
Plans and planning records, 2001-2014, bulk 2001-2005, 10 cubic ft. and 38.3 MB (819 files)
General correspondence, 1969, 1996, 2001-2011, undated, 11 cubic ft. and 40.5 MB (1,374 files)
Administrative correspondence, 2001, 2004, 2008-2014, 0.25 cubic ft. and 270 KB (11 files)
Speeches, 2001-2003, 2012-2014, 0.5 cubic ft. and 27.4 MB (848 files)
Texas Conference on Women public relations materials, 1999-2014, undated, 0.5 cubic ft. and 94.8 MB (348 files)
Biographical information, 2008-2014, 1.72 MB (31 files)
Media files, 2008-2013, 1.04 GB (304 files)
Photographs, 2008-2013, 6.51 GB (2,307 files)
Main Street files, 2001-2013, 29.7 MB (40 files)
Scheduling files, 2001-2015, 151 MB (4,697 files)

Restrictions

Restrictions on Access

Because of the possibility that portions of these records fall under Public Information Act exceptions including, but not limited to, email addresses (Texas Government Code, Section 552.137); account numbers, access device numbers (Texas Government Code, Section 552.136); driver's license numbers (Texas Government Code, Section 552.130); social security numbers (Texas Government Code, Section 552.147); financial information (Texas Government Code, Section 552.136); and information protected under common law privacy (Texas Government Code, Section 552.101), an archivist must review these records before they can be accessed for research. The records may be requested for research under the provisions of the Public Information Act (Texas Government Code, Chapter 552). The researcher may request an interview with an archivist or submit a request by mail (Texas State Library and Archives Commission, P.O. Box 12927, Austin, TX 78711), fax (512-463-5436), email (director.librarian@tsl.texas.gov), or see our web page (https://www.tsl.texas.gov/agency/customer/pia.html). Include enough description and detail about the information requested to enable the archivist to accurately identify and locate the information. If our review reveals information that may be excepted by the Public Information Act, we are obligated to seek an open records decision from the Attorney General on whether the records can be released. The Public Information Act allows the Archives ten working days after receiving a request to make this determination. The Attorney General has 45 working days to render a decision. Alternately, the Archives can inform you of the nature of the potentially excepted information and if you agree, that information can be redacted or removed and you can access the remainder of the records.

Records series described in this finding aid have access restrictions specific to each of them. The terms of access can be found in the series-level description.

Types of restricted information as listed above apply to physical and electronic records. Some electronic records will not be available through our portal due to such restrictions. Please see Archives staff for further information.

Physical materials do not circulate, but may be used in the State Archives search room. Physical materials will be retrieved from and returned to storage areas by staff members.

Restrictions on Use

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

Technical Requirements

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

Please see Archives staff for appropriate hardware/software to access information on the CDs.

Electronic records described in this finding aid are part of the Texas Digital Archive, available online at https://tsl.access.preservica.com/tda/tx-gov-perry/.


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:
Anita Thigpen Perry School of Nursing.
Texas Governor's Mansion (Austin, Tex.)
Texas Main Street Program.
Texas. Office of the First Lady.
Subjects (Persons):
Perry, Anita.
Perry, Rick, 1950-.
Subjects:
Alzheimer's disease--Texas.
Breast--Cancer--Laws and legislation--Texas.
Community development--Texas.
Children--Health and hygiene--Texas.
Governors' spouses--Texas.
Nursing--Texas.
Texas Conference for Women.
Tourism--Texas.
Document Types:
Calendars--Texas--Governors' spouses--2001-2014.
Clippings (information artifacts)--Texas--Governors' spouses--2001-2014.
Compact discs--Texas--Governors' spouses--2006, 2014.
Correspondence--Texas--Governors' spouses--1999-2014.
Digital file formats--Texas--Governors' spouses--2001-2014.
Itineraries--Texas--Governors' spouses--2001-2014.
Memorandums--Texas--Governors' spouses--2001-2014.
MP3--Texas--Governors' spouses--2001-2014.
Photographs--Texas--Governors' spouses--1999-2014.
Presentations (communicative events)--Texas--Governors' spouses--2001-2014.
Press releases--Texas--Governors' spouses--2001-2014.
Printed ephemera--Texas--Governors' spouses--1999-2014.
Programs (documents)-Texas--Governors' spouses--1998-2015.
Schedules (time plans)--Texas--Governors' spouses--2001-2014.
Speeches (documents)--Texas--Governors' spouses--2001-2003, 2012-2014.
Functions:
Representing governor.

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 Governor Rick Perry Press Office media files, 1972, 1998-2015, undated, bulk 2008-2012, 2.7 cubic ft. and 6.4 TB
Texas Governor Rick Perry Governor's Commission for Women records, 1988-1990, 1993-2014, bulk 2001-2013, 3 cubic ft. and 68.9 MB
Texas Governor Rick Perry Press Office files for First Lady Anita Perry, 2001-2010, 2012-2014, 1.41 GB

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

(Identify the item and cite the series), First Lady Anita Perry's files, Texas Governor Rick Perry records. Archives and Information Services Division, Texas State Library and Archives Commission.

Accession Information

Accession numbers: 2015/067, 2015/117

These records were transferred to the Archives and Information Services Division of the Texas State Library and Archives Commission by the Office of the Governor between December 19, 2014 and March 2015, and on January 29, 2015.

Processing Information

Processed by Aditi Worcester, June 2015


Other Finding Aids

Electronic records described in this finding aid are part of the Texas Digital Archive, available online at https://tsl.access.preservica.com/tda/tx-gov-perry/.


Detailed Description of the Records

Invitations, 1999-2014, bulk 2011-2013,
3 cubic ft.

The Texas Office of the First Lady encompasses the official governmental activities of the spouse of the governor and functions as a subdivision of the Office of the Governor in practice. These paper records primarily consist of invitations by mail to Texas First Lady Anita Perry, and response letters accepting or declining the invitations, 1999-2014, bulk 2011-2013. A significant portion also includes administrative documents such as event scheduling and request forms.
The records offer insight to the events and social causes that Anita Perry was associated with and provide a sampling of the duties and responsibilities a First Lady assumes. Records include invitations to attend events, lead travel delegations, act as guest speaker, participate in fundraising, proposals for prospective events, requests for donations to silent auctions, event scheduling forms and public service announcement scripts.. The records themselves consist of printouts of email correspondence, letters, cards, handwritten notes, faxes, informational fliers, programs, brochures, internal event scheduling forms, program of events, and remarks for Anita Perry to deliver at events. Some, but not all, records provide reasons as to why Anita Perry was unable to attend an event.
The scheduling forms typically include information such as type of event, organization, date, purpose, number attending, overview, final action, program schedule and handwritten notes. These forms are also usually accompanied by letters addressed to Minnie Salinas, Director, Office of the First Lady, who handled Anita Perry's scheduling, or the original invitation. Also included in these records is correspondence to and from Michelle Sneed, Chief of Staff, Office of the First Lady.
Organizations and social causes reflected in these records include the Legislative Ladies Club, Texas Cultural Trust Fund, Scholastic, Parkland Hospital, Senate Ladies Club, Race for the Cure, Safeplace, March of Dimes, Children's Hospital, the Anita Thigpen Perry endowment at the University of Texas at San Antonio, Health Science Center, and the Texas Historical Commission's Main Street Program.
Arrangement
Records are arranged in the order as received from the agency. Overall, records are arranged chronologically by year. The arrangement style within folders however is not always consistent. In some cases, records are filed according to names of organizations and social causes. In other instances, records are filed by year. A few are organized by "accepted" or "declined."
Preferred Citation
(Identify the item), Invitations, First Lady Anita Perry's files, Texas Governor Rick Perry records. Archives and Information Services Division, Texas State Library and Archives Commission.
Accession Information
Accession number: 2015/067
These records were transferred to the Archives and Information Services Division of the Texas State Library and Archives Commission by the Office of the Governor between December 19, 2014 and March 2015.
Restrictions on Access
Because of the possibility that portions of these records fall under Public Information Act exceptions including, but not limited to: common law privacy (Texas Government Code, Section 552.101); financial information (Texas Government Code Section 552.136); and email addresses (Texas Government Code Section 552.137); an archivist must review these records before they can be accessed for research. The records may be requested for research under the provisions of the Public Information Act (Texas Government Code, Chapter 552). Refer to the overall restriction statement for instructions on requesting access through the Texas Attorney General.
Technical Requirements
Researchers are required to use gloves provided by the State Archives when reviewing photographic materials.
Please see Archives staff for appropriate hardware/software to access information on the CD.
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2015/067-2802 Texas Pledge Advisory Council, 1999
[Anita Perry served on the council. Includes fliers and letters.]
Legislative Ladies Club, 2001
[2 folders]
[Includes letters to members.]
Safeplace, 2000-2001
[Includes program updates to members.]
Texas Cultural Trust Fund, 2001
[Includes scheduling requests and photographs.]
Scholastic, 2001
[Includes correspondence.]
Scholastic, 2002
[Includes draft of a financial quote and Anita Perry's biographical information.]
Parkland hospital (Dallas), September 3, 2002
[Includes scheduling form.]
Senate Ladies Club, 2002-2003
[Includes invites and fliers.]
Main Street, 2002
[Includes material related to the First Lady Tour, as well as correspondence.]
Race for the Cure, 2003
[Includes unsigned letters by Anita Perry to potential sponsors.]
March of Dimes, Texas Society, 2003-2004
[Includes campaign solicitation letters.]
Main Street, 2004
[Includes a letter and program.]
Legislative Ladies Club, 2004
[Includes a newsletter.]
Roundup, 2005
Legislative Ladies Club, 2003
[Includes letters, lists of events and invitations.]
Children's Hospital, 2004
[Includes material related to the donation of books.]
Main Street, 2006
[Includes invitation cards.]
ATP (Anita Thigpen Perry) endowment UTSA-HSC (University of Texas at San Antonio, Health Science Center): Anita Thigpen Perry folder, 2008, 2014
[Includes endowment report and informational folder.]
Main Street Program, 2008
Events, 2008
Events, 2007
Loose material, 2012, 2014
[Includes three letters to Anita Perry, including one from a sixth grade student who launched "Campaign Epidemic", to raise awareness about prescription drug abuse.]
CD, 2014
[Folder includes a CD with the programs and invitations from each of the Texas Historical Commission Main Street annual visits that Anita Perry participated in from 2001 through 2014.]
Administrative documents, 2001,
[2 folders]
[Folder primarily consists of administrative documents such as event scheduling forms, with a small amount of correspondence, including invitations to events. A large portion of these materials are dated 2002.]
Administrative documents, 2002,
[2 folders]
[Folder primarily consists of administrative documents such as event scheduling forms, with a small amount of correspondence, including invitations to events.]
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2015/067-2803 Miscellaneous invites, 2011
[Folder primarily consists of invitations and cards sent to Anita Perry that appear to be more of an informal / personal nature. Records include invitations to engagement, anniversary and birthday parties, congratulatory notes, and responses sent by Anita Perry's staff. A small portion also include printouts of emails sent by Minnie Salinas responding to the person / organization sending the invitation.]
January events, 2011
February events, 2011
March events, 2011
April events, 2011
May events, 2011
June events, 2011
July events, 2011
August events, 2011
September events, 2011
October events, 2011
November events, 2011
December events, 2011
Declined, January 2011
Declined, February, 2011
Declined, March, 2011
Declined, April, 2011
Declined, May, 2011
Declined, June, 2011
Declined, July, 2011
Declined, August, 2011
Declined, September, 2011
Declined, October, 2011
Declined, November, 2011
Declined, December, 2011
FL (First Lady) events correspondence, 2011
Auction items, 2011
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2015/067-2804 Loose materials, 2012
[Includes event forms from the Office of the First Lady as well as the Office of Scheduling and Advance for Governor Perry, ephemera for the Texas Women's Hall of Fame, and a small number of letters and email printouts.]
Miscellaneous invites, 2012
January invites, 2012
February invites, 2012
March invites, 2012
April invites, 2012
May invites, 2012
June invites, 2012
July invites, 2012
August invites, 2012
September invites, 2012
October invites, 2012
November invites, 2012
December invites, 2012
Declined, January 2012
Declined, February 2012
Declined, March 2012
Declined, April 2012
Declined, May 2012
Declined, June 2012
Declined, July 2012
Declined, August 2012
Declined, September 2012
Declined, October 2012
Declined, November 2012
Declined, December 2012
2013,
[3 folders]
[Note: Includes tax numbers, IRS forms, cellphone numbers, and email addresses.]
[Includes proposals for events, correspondence, thank you notes, invitations to Anita Perry to be a guest speaker at events, First Lady schedules, event forms, and a script for a public service announcement, etc.]



Plans and planning records, 2001-2014, bulk 2001-2005,
10 cubic ft. and 38.3 MB (819 files)

The Texas Office of the First Lady encompasses the official governmental activities of the spouse of the governor and functions as a subdivision of the Office of the Governor in practice. These records primarily consist of invitations to Anita Perry to attend and participate in events, event planning and scheduling materials, monthly calendars, briefing materials, itineraries, travel schedules, invitee lists, drafts of invitations, Anita Perry remarks and biography, printouts of emails, dating 2001-2014, bulk 2001-2005.
Records include event scheduling forms for events that were accepted and denied, original invitations, seating arrangements, agenda, public service announcement scripts, travel requisition forms, correspondence to and from Anita Perry and her staff, printouts of emails, handwritten notes, faxes, informational fliers, programs, brochures, and remarks for Anita Perry to deliver at events. Events that were declined typically include the original invitation, and letters / emails from staff at the office of the first lady regretting her inability to participate.
Organizations and social causes reflected in these records include the American Heart Association, Friends of the Governor's Mansion, Women in Technology, Austin Girl Scouts and Boy Scouts, Governor's Trade Alliance, Legislative Ladies Club, Alzheimer's Association, Mission Aviation Fellowship, Wigs Without Worry, Leadership Institute for Women Executives, Operation Rainbow, Texas Travel Industry Association.
Electronic records described in the finding aid that are part of the Texas Digital Archive are indicated as such in the inventory. Restrictions on access to the content of records are applicable to physical and electronic records.
Formats of the original electronic files include word processing or plain text files (.doc, .docx), spreadsheets (.xls.), and PDFs (.pdf). Digital files presented for public use will generally be PDF for text documents or spreadsheets. Files in their original format are available on request; restrictions may apply.
Arrangement
Records are arranged in the order received. Overall, records are arranged chronologically by year and within that framework, by month. A portion of the records are grouped according to events that were declined, and are arranged chronologically by year and month.
Preferred Citation
(Identify the item), Plans and planning records, First Lady Anita Perry's files, Texas Governor Rick Perry records. Archives and Information Services Division, Texas State Library and Archives Commission.
Accession Information
Accession numbers: 2015/067, 2015/117
These records were transferred to the Archives and Information Services Division of the Texas State Library and Archives Commission by the Office of the Governor between December 19, 2014 and March 2015, and on January 29, 2015.
Restrictions on Access
Because of the possibility that portions of these records fall under Public Information Act exceptions including, but not limited to: common law privacy (Texas Government Code, Section 552.101); financial information (Texas Government Code Section 552.136); and email addresses (Texas Government Code Section 552.137); an archivist must review these records before they can be accessed for research. The records may be requested for research under the provisions of the Public Information Act (Texas Government Code, Chapter 552). Refer to the overall restriction statement for instructions on requesting access through the Texas Attorney General.
Technical Requirements
Electronic records described in this finding aid are part of the Texas Digital Archive, available online at https://tsl.access.preservica.com/tda/tx-gov-perry/.
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2015/067-2805 Events, January 2001
Events, February 2001
Events, March 2001
Events, April 2001
Events, May 2001
Events, June 2001
Events, July, 2001
Events, August 2001
Events, September 2001
Events,October 2001
Events, November 2001
Events, December 2001
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2015/067-2806 Schedule requests #1-50, 2001
Schedule requests #51-100, 2001
Schedule requests #101-150, 2001
Schedule requests #151-200, 2001
Schedule requests #201-250, 2001
Schedule requests #251-300, 2001
Schedule requests #301-350, 2001
[Completed December 2011 thru December 2012.]
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2015/067-2807 Events, January 2002
Events, February 2002
Events, March 2002
Events, April 2002
Events, May 2002
Events, June 2002
Events, July 2002
Events, August 2002
Events, September 2002
Events, October 2002
Events, November 2002
Events, December 2002
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2015/067-2808 Events, January 2003
Events, February 2003
Events, March 2003
Events, April 2003
Events, May 2003
Events, June 2003
Events, July 2003
Events, August 2003
Events, September 2003
Events, October 2003
Events, November 2003
Events, December 2003
Loose material, 2003
[Includes event scheduling forms and materials for a video tour of the Governor's Mansion, press conference about vaccine awareness, and the Vital Minds Club, all dated December 2003.]
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2015/067-2809 Requests denied, March-June 2002
July-August 2003
September 2002
December 2002
October 2002
[2 folders]
April 2003
May 2003
March 2003
February 2003
January 2003
December 2003
November 2003
Unlabeled, 2003
[Includes records from various months.]
September 2003
August 2003
July 2003
June 2003
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2015/067-2810 February 2004
March 2004
April 2004
May,2004
June 2004
July 2004
August 2004
September 2004
October 2004
November 2004
Daily schedules, 2004
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2015/067-2811 January 2004
February 2004
March 2004
April 2004
May 2004
June 2004
July 2004
August 2004
September 2004
October 2004
November 2004
December 2004
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2015/067-2812 Event requests, 2005
[2 folders]
Event requests, 2006
Event requests, 2007
Event requests denied, January 2005
Event requests denied, February 2005
Event requests denied, March 2005
Event requests denied, April 2005
Event requests denied, May 2005
Event requests denied, June 2005
Event requests denied, July 2005
Event requests denied, August 2005
Event requests denied, September 2005
Event requests denied, October 2005
Event requests denied, November 2005
Event requests denied, December 2005
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2015/067-2813 Events denied, January 2005
Events denied, February 2005
Events denied, March 2005
Events denied, April 2005
Declines, May-August 2005
Events denied, September 2005
Events denied, October 2005
[empty folder]
Events denied, November 2005
[empty folder]
Declines,December 2005
Unmarked folder, 2008
[6 folders]
[Includes events and correspondence from June-December 2008.]
Declines, January-March 2008
Events declined, April 2008
Events declined, May 2008
[empty folder]
Events declined, June 2008
[empty folder]
Events declined, July 2008
Events declined, August 2008
Events declined, September 2008
[empty folder]
Events declined, October 2008
Events declined, November 2008
Events declined, December 2008
[empty folder]
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2015/067-2814 January 2009
February 2009
March 2009
April 2009
May 2009
June 2009
[Note: Folder for the month of July is missing.]
August 2009
September 2009
October 2009
November 2009
December 2009
Events, May-December 2010
Texas-Digital-Archive
E2015/117 Briefings, 2001-2014
[38.3 MB (819 files, .doc, .docx, .pdf, .xls)]



General correspondence, 1969, 1996-2015, undated,
11 cubic ft. and 40.5 MB (1,374 files)

The Texas Office of the First Lady encompasses the official governmental activities of the spouse of the governor and functions as a subdivision of the Office of the Governor in practice. These records consist of the incoming and outgoing general correspondence of the Office of the First Lady, dating 1969, 1996-2011, and undated.
Records include letters, notes and emails written by Anita Perry thanking people and organizations for their participation in events and for gifts, congratulating them on recent achievements, expressing sympathy and condolences, recommending individuals to positions, and promoting social causes. A significant portion of these records consists of incoming correspondence, primarily invitations to events. Also included are the biographies of individuals involved with fundraisers, the governor's annual Christmas card, official trips to Italy, Germany, Malta, Israel and Slovakia, event scheduling requests, and ephemera etc.
Organizations and social causes reflected in these records include the Texas Nurses Association and the Nursing Shortage Bill, the Anita Thigpen Perry School of Nursing at Texas Tech University, Alzheimer's Association, Texas Committee of the National Museum of Women in the Arts, Texas Society of March of Dimes, Pink Ribbons Crusade, Main Street First Lady tour, etc.
Records in Box 2015/067-2815 primarily document events, rather than correspondence. While they include original invitations, they also contain event programs, agenda, copies of magazines with articles on Rick Perry and Texas, biographies for Rick and Anita Perry, memoranda, copies of state appointment application forms, press releases, a list of shelters visited, Leadership to Keep Children Alcohol-free, recipes and governor's volunteer awards.
Electronic records described in the finding aid that are part of the Texas Digital Archive are indicated as such in the inventory. Restrictions on access to the content of records are applicable to physical and electronic records.
Formats of the original electronic files include word processing or plain text files (.doc, .docx, .txt), spreadsheets (.xls., xlsx), photographs and graphic images (.tif), databases (.mdb) and PDFs. Digital files presented for public use will generally be PDF for text documents or spreadsheets and .jpg for photographic or graphic images. Files in their original format are available on request; restrictions may apply.
Arrangement
Records are arranged as received by the agency. Overall, records are arranged chronologically by year and within that framework, by month. Records in Box 2015/067-2815 are grouped according to events, and are arranged chronologically by year.
Preferred Citation
(Identify the item), General correspondence, First Lady Anita Perry's files, Texas Governor Rick Perry records. Archives and Information Services Division, Texas State Library and Archives Commission.
Accession Information
Accession numbers: 2015/067, 2015/117
These records were transferred to the Archives and Information Services Division of the Texas State Library and Archives Commission by the Office of the Governor between December 19, 2014 and March 2015, and on January 29, 2015.
Restrictions on Access
Because of the possibility that portions of these records fall under Public Information Act exceptions including, but not limited to: home address and phone numbers of government employees or officials and personal family information (Texas Government Code Sections 552.117 and 552.1175); driver's license numbers (Texas Government Code Section 552.130); and common law privacy (Texas Government Code, Section 552.101); an archivist must review these records before they can be accessed for research. The records may be requested for research under the provisions of the Public Information Act (Texas Government Code, Chapter 552). Refer to the overall restriction statement for instructions on requesting access through the Texas Attorney General.
Technical Requirements
Electronic records described in this finding aid are part of the Texas Digital Archive, available online at https://tsl.access.preservica.com/tda/tx-gov-perry/.
Researchers are required to use gloves provided by the State Archives when reviewing photographic materials.
Box
2015/067-2815 Mansion tea, undated
[Includes multiple copies of the recipe for the Texas Governor's Mansion tea punch.]
Anita Perry, 1969, 1996, 1998-1999
[Includes copies of Time magazine with coverage of Rick Perry, the 1969 mission to the moon, nomination forms for the governor's volunteer awards, etc.]
Decline letter samples, 1999
Historical Foundation, Texas, 1999
Inner-Action fundraiser, December, 1999
Bio (biography) RP (Rick Perry), 1999
March-in, November 11, 2000
[Reception hosted by the Perrys to watch the 2000 Corps of Cadets, and Fightin' Aggie Band March-in.]
Project America, 2000
[Rick Perry was a member of Project America's Advisory Council.]
Christmas card, 2000
Christmas card, 2003
Alzheimer's, 2000
Young Life Development Board, 2000
[Anita Perry served on the Young Life Development Board.]
Christmas Affair, 2000
[Fundraiser organized by the Junior League of Austin.]
Christmas card art, original art work - Mary Jane Manford, 2001
Christmas cards, 2001
Kid Care, 2001
Nursing shortage bill, 2001
[Note: Includes home addresses, phone numbers, and driver's license numbers in state appointment application forms.]
[Includes information pertaining to Senate Bill 572, 2001.]
Nurse's Association, Texas, 2001
White House file, 2002
[Includes correspondence to the governor's office from the White House.]
Unmarked folder, 2001
[Includes correspondence relating to breast cancer awareness.]
Langes, 2001
[Includes correspondence with Lange production house about breast cancer informational videos.]
Leadership to Keep Children Alcohol Free, 2001
MADD (Mothers Against Drunk Driving)/TABC (Texas Alcoholic Beverage Commission) conference, 6/29/01, 2001
Press releases, 2001
Women's Museum (Dallas), 2001
March of Dimes, Texas Society of, 2001
Miscellaneous file, 2001
[Includes photographs and a Christmas card addressed to Anita Perry from a personal friend in Australia.]
National Museum of Women in the Arts, Texas Committee of the, 2001
Underage Drinking Program Initiative, 2001
West Texas A&M University, 2001
[References the Anita Thigpen Perry Nursing Excellence Scholarship Endowment.]
Thank yous, 2001
Clements, Rita, 2001
UT (University of Texas) at San Antonio Health Science Center, 2001-2002
Riverside General Hospital, 2002
State Cemetery, 2001
Shelters visited, undated
Books - AP's (Anita Perry) favorite, 2002
Pink Ribbons Crusade, 2002
[Anita Perry served as honorary chairman of the inaugural gala.]
White, Linda Gale - speech, 2002
[Includes a letter from Linda Gale White, wife of former governor Mark White, to Anita Perry, in addition to a rough draft of a speech White gave while First Lady of Texas. The speech centers around the history of Texas and the Governor's Mansion.]
Press releases, 2002
Woman of the Year - Reading (story), 2002
[Includes correspondence and printout of a story.]
Keepsake file, 2002
[This file consists of correspondence from family and close acquaintances, and is marked personal.]
Juarez murders, 2002
[Includes correspondence between Anita Perry and officers of the Coalition against Violence toward Women and Families on the Border, particularly regarding the murders of women in Ciudad Juarez. Also included is a special report that appeared in the El Paso Times.]
National Immunization Tour, April, 2002
Laura Bush, 2002
[Includes correspondence from Anita Perry to Laura Bush soliciting support for a national commemorative 9-11 project initiated by the National Society of the Children of the American Revolution.]
Bush, Barbara, 2002
[Includes a letter from Anita Perry to Barbara Bush seeking her participation at a luncheon to engage voters during Rick Perry's gubernatorial campaign in 2002.]
Immunization, 2000, 2003
[Includes material pertaining to the Texas Department of Health advertising campaign for immunizations.]
2003 Christmas card(s), 2003
Buttermilk pie, 2003
Texas Equal Access to Justice Foundation, 2003
[Includes copy of a press release pertaining to the Justice for All Texans campaign aimed at raising awareness about the importance of civil legal aid.]
Christmas Angels, 2003
[Includes letters of appreciation from Anita Perry to individuals who made needlepoint angel ornaments for the Governor's Mansion Christmas tree. Also included is a copy of a special certificate issued by Anita Perry congratulating the docents of the Governor's Mansion on their 20th anniversary.]
Civil Justice League, Texas, 2004
[Includes copies of the quarterly publication, The Texas Civil Justice Journal, dated Winter 2004, by the Texas Civil Justice League. The publication features Anita Perry on the cover.]
Holden, Lori (Missouri), 2004
[Includes a letter to Anita Perry from the First Lady of Missouri.]
Vatican tour, undated
[Includes a business card of the commissioner of the Texas Commission on the Arts.]
Italy trip, March, 2004-2005
[Includes thank-you letters from Anita Perry to staff members of hospitals she visited during her trip to Italy, as well as a letter from a member of a delegation from Italy to Texas.]
Christmas card list, 2004
[Includes blank Christmas cards. There is no list.]
Women's museum, 2004
Weber, Julie, 2004
[Includes a draft of a letter of recommendation from Anita Perry for Julie Weber, in addition to correspondence and a resume for Ms. Weber.]
Internet Keep Safe Coalition, 2005
[Includes a draft of a letter from Anita Perry introducing the coalition.]
Alcohol Free, Leadership to Keep Children, 2004
Ag. (Agriculture) department accomplishments, Rick Perry, 2005
Incarnate Word, Univ. (University) of, 2005
Senate Ladies Club, 2005
[Includes correspondence and printout of a story.]
New York (February 1, 2006), 2006
[Includes the First Lady's schedules and agenda for a Texas tourism media event in New York, remarks, list of attendees, travel itineraries, press releases and Texas trivia.]
Quotes, 2006
March of Dimes signature chef event, 2006
Women's Hall of Fame, 2006
March of Dimes gala, April 30, 2007, 2007
Main Street Preserve America ltr. (letter), October, 2007
Auction items, 2007
[Includes a letter of recommendation from Anita Perry.]
Box
2015/067-2816 General correspondence:
undated
2001
[Primarily consists of thank you letters from Anita Perry for participation in the second annual Texas Conference for Women.]
2002
[Primarily consists of thank you letters from Anita Perry for participation in the third annual Texas Conference for Women.]
2003
[Primarily consists of thank you letters from Anita Perry for participation in the fourth annual Texas Conference for Women.]
2004
[Includes letters of recommendation by Anita Perry.]
2005
[Includes thank you letters from Anita Perry for participation in the sixth annual Texas Conference for Women, as well as letters of recommendation.]
2007
[Includes correspondence pertaining to the eighth annual Texas Conference for Women.]
2008
[Includes letters sent to Anita Perry from citizens requesting assistance or stating complaints.]
2009
[Includes letters sent to Anita Perry from citizens requesting assistance or stating complaints.]
January to June, 2010
[Includes letters to and from Anita Perry.]
July to December, 2010
[Includes letters to and from Anita Perry.]
2011
[Includes letters to and from Anita Perry.]
January-February, 2011
[Primarily consists of outgoing correspondence from Anita Perry.]
March-August, 2011
[Includes letters to and from Anita Perry.]
Box
2015/067-2817 Photographs from the naming of the Anita Thigpen Perry School of Nursing, undated
[The photographs include post-its with descriptive captions and identification of some people.]
Correspondence, 2006:
[Records in these folders consist primarily of event scheduling forms, printouts of emails and web pages and invitation cards, etc.]
January
February
March
April
May
June
July
August
September
October
November
December
Correspondence, 2007:
[Records in these folders consist primarily of event scheduling forms, printouts of emails and web pages and invitation cards, etc.]
January
February
March
April
May
June
July
August
September
October
November
December
Box
2015/067-2818 Loose materials, 2008-2009
Correspondence, 2008-2009:
[Records in these folders are housed in an accordion-style wallet and filed alphabetically by last name. They primarily consist of letters from Anita Perry offering thanks, congratulations or sympathy.]
A
B
C
D
E
F
G
H
I
J
K
L
M
N
O
P
Q
R
S
T
U
V
X
Y
Z
27
[Includes a small number of printouts of emails, media contacts, messages, handwritten notes, and a letter, dated September-November 2009.]
Box
2015/067-2819 Miscellaneous years, 2001, 2006-2007
Decline, May, 2009
June, November, 2009
Miscellaneous invites, 2009
Miscellaneous invites, 2010
Decline, July, 2009
Decline, August, 2009
September declines, 2009
June declines, 2009
October declines, 2009
Declines, 2009
[August thru October]
November declines, 2009
Decline, June, 2009
September declines, 2009
[Includes declines for April and October.]
January events, 2010
January declines, 2010
February events, 2010
February declines, 2010
March events, 2010
March declines, 2010
Brazil / Argentina (March 14-19), 2010
April events, 2010
May events, 2010
March events, 2010
April declines, 2010
Declines, May, 2010
Declined, June, 2010
Declined, July, 2010
Declined, August, 2010
Declined, September, 2010
Declined, October, 2010
Declined, November, 2010
Declined, December, 2010
Christmas cards - verses used, 2010
Box
2015/067-2820 Completed (thank you notes):
[Includes thank you notes and congratulatory remarks by Anita Perry and her staff. Topics primarily include gifts received, events attended, and requests for donation items. A substantial portion also includes the original letters / invitations that they are responding to. A small number of photographs, ephemera, newspaper copies, and event scheduling forms are also present.]
January-December, 2001
2002
2003
[2 folders]
2004
[2 folders]
2005
[2 folders]
2006
[4 folders]
[Folder 1 includes an informational CD with healthcare facts.]
2007
[2 folders]
[Folder 1 includes a police department pin.]
Texas-Digital-Archive
E2015/067 Correspondence, 2001-2015
[40.5 MB (17 folders, 1,374 files, .doc, .docx, .xls, .pdf, .mdb, .tif, unknown)]



Administrative correspondence, 2001, 2004, 2008-2014,
0.25 cubic ft. and 270 KB (11 files)

The Texas Office of the First Lady encompasses the official governmental activities of the spouse of the governor and functions as a subdivision of the Office of the Governor in practice. These records primarily consist of correspondence to and from Anita Perry pertaining to official events and social causes that she was associated with, dated 2001, 2004, 2008-2014.
Organizations and social causes reflected in these records include the National Trust for Historic Preservation, Governor's Mansion, Texas Conference for Women, Carry the Load, Texas Council on Family Violence, Texas Exes Distinguished Alumnus Award, Outdoor Writers Association of America and the Texas Fashion Show.
Electronic records described in the finding aid that are part of the Texas Digital Archive are indicated as such in the inventory. Restrictions on access to the content of records are applicable to physical and electronic records.
Formats of the original electronic files are word processing files (.doc). Digital files presented for public use will generally be PDF for text documents Files in their original format are available on request; restrictions may apply.
Arrangement
Records are arranged chronologically as received from the agency.
Preferred Citation
(Identify the item), Administrative correspondence, First Lady Anita Perry's files, Texas Governor Rick Perry records. Archives and Information Services Division, Texas State Library and Archives Commission.
Accession Information
Accession numbers: 2015/067, 2015/117
These records were transferred to the Archives and Information Services Division of the Texas State Library and Archives Commission by the Office of the Governor between December 19, 2014 and March 2015, and on January 29, 2015.
Restrictions on Access
Because of the possibility that portions of these records fall under Public Information Act exceptions including, but not limited to: home address and phone numbers of government employees or officials and personal family information (Texas Government Code Sections 552.117 and 552.1175); driver's license numbers (Texas Government Code Section 552.130); and common law privacy (Texas Government Code, Section 552.101); an archivist must review these records before they can be accessed for research. The records may be requested for research under the provisions of the Public Information Act (Texas Government Code, Chapter 552). Refer to the overall restriction statement for instructions on requesting access through the Texas Attorney General.
Types of restricted information apply to physical and electronic records. Some electronic records will not be available through our portal due to such restrictions. Please see Archives staff for further information.
Technical Requirements
Electronic records described in this finding aid are part of the Texas Digital Archive, available online at https://tsl.access.preservica.com/tda/tx-gov-perry/.
Box
2015/067-2821 Correspondence, 2008
[Correspondence pertains to the unveiling of the Anita Thigpen Perry School of Nursing at the Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center. Folder also includes a sub-folder on the Governor's Mansion restoration project.]
Correspondence, 2010
[Includes a letter pertaining to the Anita Thigpen Perry School of Nursing.]
Correspondence, 2001, 2004
[Correspondence pertains to the Texas Conference for Women.]
Correspondence, 2011
[Includes congratulatory letters, thank you notes for gifts, letters of recommendation, and correspondence regarding a prescription drug abuse prevention campaign, a Texas Business Recruitment Mission, the Governor's Commission on Women, and the Texas Conference for Women.]
Correspondence, 2012
[Includes letters offering congratulations, sympathy, and thanks.]
Correspondence, 2013
[Includes letters to and from Anita Perry.]
Correspondence, 2014
[Includes letters to and from Anita Perry. Subjects include the Texas Governor's Mansion restoration project and the Texas Conference for Women.]
Texas-Digital-Archive
E2015/067 Auction items correspondence, 2009
[270 KB (11 files, .doc)]
[Includes letters from members of staff of the Office of the First Lady as well as the Office of the Governor to individuals and organizations who donated auction items, as well as to those who requested the Perrys donate items for a social cause or event.]



Speeches, 2001-2014
0.5 cubic ft. and 27.4 MB (848 files, 14 folders)

The Texas Office of the First Lady encompasses the official governmental activities of the spouse of the governor and functions as a subdivision of the Office of the Governor in practice. These records consist of transcripts of speeches and remarks delivered by Anita Perry at official events, dated 2001-2014.
Organizations and social causes reflected in these records include the National Trust for Historic Preservation, Governor's Mansion, Texas Conference for Women, Carry the Load, Texas Council on Family Violence, Texas Exes Distinguished Alumnus Award, Outdoor Writers Association of America and the Texas Fashion Show.
Electronic records described in the finding aid that are part of the Texas Digital Archive are indicated as such in the inventory. Formats of the original electronic files include word processing or plain text files (.doc, .docx, .txt), spreadsheets (.xls., .xlsx), photographs and graphic images (.tif), databases (.mdb) and PDFs. Digital files presented for public use will generally be PDF for text documents or spreadsheets and .jpg for photographic or graphic images. Files in their original format are available on request; restrictions may apply.
Arrangement
Records are arranged chronologically as received from the agency.
Preferred Citation
(Identify the item), Speeches, First Lady Anita Perry's files, Texas Governor Rick Perry records. Archives and Information Services Division, Texas State Library and Archives Commission.
Accession Information
Accession numbers: 2015/067, 2015/117
These records were transferred to the Archives and Information Services Division of the Texas State Library and Archives Commission by the Office of the Governor between December 19, 2014 and March 2015, and on January 29, 2015.
Restrictions on Access
None.
Technical Requirements
Electronic records described in this finding aid are part of the Texas Digital Archive, available online at https://tsl.access.preservica.com/tda/tx-gov-perry/.
Box
2015/067-2822 Speeches:
2001
[Remarks for Anita Perry to deliver at events at Texas A&M University, Dress For Success luncheon, S.A.V.E. Today, Breast Cancer Awareness Month kick-off, and Champions for Children luncheon, and others.]
2002
[Remarks for Anita Perry to deliver at events at Fetal Alcohol Syndrome Campaign, Governors and First Ladies luncheon, Texas A&M University, LULAC (League of United Latin American Citizens) luncheon, and others.]
2012
[Remarks for Anita Perry for a Texas Women's Hall of Fame event.]
2013
[Remarks for Anita Perry for Main Street events in San Augustine, Cuero, and Childress, and the Legislative Luncheon honoring women members.]
2003, 2013-2014
[Remarks for Anita Perry to deliver at events for the Texas Conference for Women, Carry the Load, Texas Council on Family Violence, Texas Fashion Show and Reception, Texas/China delegation briefing, Texas Tourism, official receptions and others.]
Texas-Digital-Archive
E2015/067 Speeches and remarks, 2001-2014
[27.4 MB (14 folders, 848 files, .doc, .docx, .xls, .pdf, .mdb, .tif, unknown)]



Texas Conference for Women public relations materials, 1999-2014
0.5 cubic ft. and 94.8 MB (348 files)

The Texas Office of the First Lady encompasses the official governmental activities of the spouse of the governor and functions as a subdivision of the Office of the Governor in practice. The paper records consist of the programs of the annual Texas Conference for Women, dated 1999-2014. There are some duplicates in the electronic records. Also included is a copy of a consultant agreement as well as the bylaws for the conference.
Anita Perry helped develop and host the Texas Conference for Women. The one-day conference offers women opportunities for networking, professional development and personal growth. Speakers and leaders from Texas and across the nation give presentations and talks on a wide range of topics including career advancement, money management, health and wellness, small business and entrepreneurship, and social media and branding. Keynote speakers have included poet, author, educator and historian Dr. Maya Angelou; former U.S. Secretary of State Dr. Condoleezza Rice; Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation co-founder, Melinda Gates; Chilean-American novelist Isabel Allende, and others.
Electronic records described in the finding aid that are part of the Texas Digital Archive are indicated as such in the inventory. Restrictions on access to the content of records are applicable to physical and electronic records.
Formats of the original electronic files include word processing or plain text files (.doc, .docx, .txt), spreadsheets (.xls., xlsx), audio files (.mp3), photographs and graphic images (.jpg, .tif, .gif), databases (.mdb), PDFs, slide presentations (.ppt, .thmx), and web-ready images (.htm). Digital files presented for public use will generally be PDF for text documents or spreadsheets, .jpg for photographic or graphic images, and .mp3 for audio files. Files in their original format are available on request; restrictions may apply.
Arrangement
Records are arranged chronologically as received from the agency.
Preferred Citation
(Identify the item), Texas Conference for Women public relations materials, First Lady Anita Perry's files, Texas Governor Rick Perry records. Archives and Information Services Division, Texas State Library and Archives Commission.
Accession Information
Accession numbers: 2015/067, 2015/117
These records were transferred to the Archives and Information Services Division of the Texas State Library and Archives Commission by the Office of the Governor between December 19, 2014 and March 2015, and on January 29, 2015.
Restrictions on Access
Because of the possibility that portions of these records fall under Public Information Act exceptions including, but not limited to: home address and phone numbers of government employees or officials and personal family information (Texas Government Code Sections 552.117 and 552.1175); driver's license numbers (Texas Government Code Section 552.130); and common law privacy (Texas Government Code, Section 552.101); an archivist must review these records before they can be accessed for research. The records may be requested for research under the provisions of the Public Information Act (Texas Government Code, Chapter 552). Refer to the overall restriction statement for instructions on requesting access through the Texas Attorney General.
Types of restricted information as listed above apply to physical and electronic records. Some electronic records will not be available through our portal due to such restrictions. Please see Archives staff for further information.
Technical Restrictions
Electronic records described in this finding aid are part of the Texas Digital Archive, available online at https://tsl.access.preservica.com/tda/tx-gov-perry/.
Box
2015/067-2823 Loose materials, 2006, 2010
[Includes a consultant agreement and conference bylaws.]
Texas Conference for Women programs:
1999
2000
2001
2002
2003
2004
2005
2006
2007
2008
2009
2010
2011
2012
2013
2014
Texas-Digital-Archive
E2015/067 Texas Conference for Women, 2010-2014
[94.8 MB (6 folders, 348 files, .doc, .docx, .xls, .xlsx, .pdf, .htm, .ppt, .thmx, .mp3, .jpg, .txt, .xml, .gif, .png, unknown)]
[A small portion of these files are duplicates of paper records. Records consists of correspondence and emails, including letters inviting individuals to be keynote speakers at the conference, agreements, attendance reports for conferences, event scheduling forms, drafts of remarks, budgets, survey results, proposals, information about sponsors, photographs, audio files of radio advertisements for the conference, press releases, and meeting minutes, etc.]



Biographical information, 2008-2014,
1.72 MB (31 files)

The Texas Office of the First Lady encompasses the official governmental activities of the spouse of the governor and functions as a subdivision of the Office of the Governor in practice. These records consist primarily of biographical information for and introductions to Anita Perry to be delivered at various official events, dated 2008-2014.
Electronic records described in the finding aid that are part of the Texas Digital Archive are indicated as such in the inventory. Restrictions on access to the content of records are applicable to physical and electronic records.
Formats of the original electronic files are word processing files (.doc, .docx) and slide presentations (.ppt). Digital files presented for public use will generally be PDF for text documents. Files in their original format are available on request; restrictions may apply.
Arrangement
Records are arranged chronologically in the order they were received by the agency. Some folder titles have been renamed and abbreviations have been spelled out in order to offer clarity.
Preferred Citation
(Identify the item), Biographical information, First Lady Anita Perry's files, Texas Governor Rick Perry records. Archives and Information Services Division, Texas State Library and Archives Commission.
Accession Information
Accession number: 2015/117
These records were transferred to the Archives and Information Services Division of the Texas State Library and Archives Commission by the Office of the Governor on January 29, 2015.
Restrictions on Access
None.
Technical Requirements
Electronic records described in this finding aid are part of the Texas Digital Archive, available online at https://tsl.access.preservica.com/tda/tx-gov-perry/.
Texas-Digital-Archive
E2015/067 Bio (biography), 2013
[25 KB (1 file, .doc)]
Current intro (introduction), 2009-2014
[311 KB (3 files, .doc)]
[Files are predominately introductions for Anita Perry at various events. Most file names include the event name. While the introductions tend to be similar if not identical, they are distinct in terms of the dates that they were created and the event where the introduction was given.]
First Lady Anita Perry (FLAP) various bios (biographies), 2008-2011
[335 KB (13 files, .doc)]
[Files are primarily iterations of the same introduction for Anita Perry at various events.]
Honorary chairs, 2014
[20.4 KB (1 file, .docx)]
[File consists of a table of boards, committees and associations that Anita Perry was involved with in her role as Texas First Lady.]
OFL (Office of the First Lady) PowerPoint presentation, 2013
[1.04 MB (1 file, .ppt)]
[File consists of an electronic slide presentation that includes information such as the priorities for Anita Perry as Texas First Lady, including support for military families, Texas Conference for Women, Texas Travel and Tourism, historic preservation, and the Governor's Mansion.]



Media files, 2008-2013,
1.04 GB (304 files)

The Texas Office of the First Lady encompasses the official governmental activities of the spouse of the governor and functions as a subdivision of the Office of the Governor in practice. These records consist of media articles on or written by Anita Perry and interviews, research material on official events, media advisories, copies of messages on social media (Twitter) from Anita Perry's official account, photographs, and press releases, dated 2008-2013.
Events and causes profiled in these records include National Stalking Awareness Month, Main Street, Texas travel and tourism, breast cancer awareness, the Texas Apartment Association, and the Governor's Mansion, etc. Subjects include military families, Governor Perry, Governor Dolph Briscoe, and the Governor's Mansion exhibit at the Bob Bullock State History Museum.
Electronic records described in the finding aid that are part of the Texas Digital Archive are indicated as such in the inventory. Restrictions on access to the content of records are applicable to physical and electronic records.
Formats of the original electronic files include word processing or plain text files (.doc, .docx, .txt), spreadsheets (.xls., xlsx), audio files (.mp3), photographs and graphic images (.jpg, .tif, .gif), databases (.mdb), PDFs, slide presentations (.ppt), and a .zip file. Digital files presented for public use will generally be PDF for text documents or spreadsheets, .jpg for photographic or graphic images, and .mp3 for audio files. Files in their original format are available on request; restrictions may apply.
Arrangement
Records are arranged chronologically as received from the agency. Some folder titles have been renamed and abbreviations have been spelled out in order to offer clarity about the contents. In some instances where multiple folders had associated content, folders were merged.
Preferred Citation
(Identify the item), Media files, First Lady Anita Perry's files, Texas Governor Rick Perry records. Archives and Information Services Division, Texas State Library and Archives Commission.
Accession Information
Accession number: 2015/117
These records were transferred to the Archives and Information Services Division of the Texas State Library and Archives Commission by the Office of the Governor on January 29, 2015.
Restrictions on Access
None.
Technical Requirements
Electronic records described in this finding aid are part of the Texas Digital Archive, available online at https://tsl.access.preservica.com/tda/tx-gov-perry/.
Texas-Digital-Archive
E2015/067 Media content, 2003-2004, 2008-2013
[1.30 MB (30 files, .doc, .docx, .mp3)]
[Files consist primarily of articles that either profile or are written by Anita Perry, correspondence, scripts for promotional video programs and radio public service announcements, and remarks to be delivered by Anita Perry at official events, etc.]
Media pictures, 2009-2013
[1.04 GB (213 files, .jpg, .zip)]
[Files consist of .jpg digital images of primarily Anita Perry at official events along with other attendees. A substantial portion of the images are from a Texas vineyard. In addition, pictures include Anita Perry with groups of school children, and at official receptions and events. A few pictures are from the Texas Conference for Women, and an official press conference at and media tour of the Governor's Mansion. A small portion of the images include Governor Perry and Governor Dolph Briscoe. For the most part, file names do not reflect the names of events or the individuals present in the pictures.]
Media advisories (final), 2009-2011
[2.29 MB (29 files, .doc)]
[Records include media advisories announcing the presence or participation of Anita Perry at events, such as the Methodist Health Ministry Symposium, press conference for National Stalking Awareness Month, Texas Main Street Program, and programs for the Daughters of the Republic of Texas, Governor's Commission for Women, Texas Travel and Tourism Week, Texas Council on Family Violence, and Texas Association Against Sexual Assault etc.]
Twitter, 2009
[779 KB (7 files, .doc)]
[Includes files with direct messages sent to Anita Perry on her Twitter account, as well as tweets (messages) posted by her. Also included are other users' profile names and thumbnail pictures.]
Press releases, 2008-2011
[1.04 GB (285 files, .doc)]
[Includes press releases for events such as the 2009 Texas Round-Up T-shirt Design Competition, Jack 1 Foundation Gala, inauguration of the Southwest Diocese of the Malankara Orthodox Church of India, naming of the Texas Governor's Mansion Restoration Project architect, Breast Cancer Awareness Month, Texas Travel and Tourism Week, and inspirational quotations etc.]



Photographs, 2008-2013,
6.51 GB (5 folders, 2,307 files)

The Texas Office of the First Lady encompasses the official governmental activities of the spouse of the governor and functions as a subdivision of the Office of the Governor in practice. These files include digital images of Governor and Anita Perry at various events and official trips, dated 2008-2013. Also included are images approved for media purposes.
Events reflected in these records include official visits to the Netherlands, Del Rio, Brazil, Argentina, Slovakia, England and Spain; the Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children, Lion's Club, Travel Rally Day, and Main Street events at various towns. A small number of the files also include pictures of Anita Perry with former Texas governor Dolph Briscoe.
Electronic records described in the finding aid that are part of the Texas Digital Archive are indicated as such in the inventory. Restrictions on access to the content of records are applicable to physical and electronic records.
Formats of the original electronic files include word processing or plain text files (.doc, .docx, .txt), audio files (.mp3), photographs and graphic images (.gif, .jpg, .tif), databases (.mdb), PDFs, slide presentations (.ppt), video files (.mov), web-ready images (.htm, .mht) and a .shs file. Digital files presented for public use will generally be PDF for text documents or spreadsheets, .jpg for photographic or graphic images, and .mp3 for audio files. Files in their original format are available on request; restrictions may apply.
Arrangement
Records are arranged chronologically as received from the agency.
Preferred Citation
(Identify the item), Photographs, First Lady Anita Perry's files, Texas Governor Rick Perry records. Archives and Information Services Division, Texas State Library and Archives Commission.
Accession Information
Accession number: 2015/117
These records were transferred to the Archives and Information Services Division of the Texas State Library and Archives Commission by the Office of the Governor on January 29, 2015.
Restrictions on Access
None.
Technical Requirements
Electronic records described in this finding aid are part of the Texas Digital Archive, available online at https://tsl.access.preservica.com/tda/tx-gov-perry/.
Researchers are required to use gloves provided by the State Archives when reviewing photographic materials.
Texas-Digital-Archive
E2015/067 Approved - promotional, 2008-2010, 2013
[38.4 MB (22 files, .jpg)]
[Files consist primarily of head shots of Anita Perry, some solo and some with Governor Perry. Some file names include descriptive information about the outfit worn by Anita Perry or the general location, such as in front of a flag or at the back door. A couple of images are action shots of Anita Perry during the Travis County delegation tour on February 18, 2009.]
Photos, 2008-2013
[141 MB (42 files, 1 folder, .jpg)]
[Files consist of head shots of Anita Perry, some solo and some with Governor Perry. There are a few duplicates from other folders. File names include clues to the event or date the photograph was taken. Events include the staff reception for the Office of the Governor, Texas Hall of Fame, Texas Women in Business, and Main Street. Files also include images of the interiors of the Neill-Cochran House Museum and two historical images, including one of a vest that belonged to Sam Houston and one of a barbeque held on the grounds of the Governor's Mansion in 1976.]
Photos from events, 2009-2011
[6.27 GB (2,210 files, .jpg, .pdf, .mht, .mov, .zip)]
[Files consist of photographs of Governor and Anita Perry from official events and visits abroad. For the most part, file names include information about the event or people contained within them. Events include group receptions and official visits to the Netherlands, Brazil, Argentina, Slovakia, London, Spain, the Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children, Lion's Club, Travel Rally Day, and Main Street events at various towns etc. Also included are three brief video clips. A substantial portion of the files do not have descriptive names.]
Random - unapproved, 2009-2011
[14.7 MB (11 files, .jpg, .shs)]
[Files consist of photographs from the Travis County Delegation Tour and images of Anita Perry for a travel visa to China.]



Main Street files, 2001-2013,
29.7 MB (40 files)

The Texas Office of the First Lady encompasses the official governmental activities of the spouse of the governor and functions as a subdivision of the Office of the Governor in practice. These files include programs for and invitations to the Texas Historical Commission Main Street First Lady Tour events that Anita Perry participated in between 2001 and 2013. The files appear to be scanned images of the physical programs Electronic records described in the finding aid that are part of the Texas Digital Archive are indicated as such in the inventory.
Formats of the original electronic files are PDF files (.pdf). Digital files presented for public use will generally be PDF for text documents. Files in their original format are available on request; restrictions may apply.
Arrangement
Records are arranged chronologically as received from the agency.
Preferred Citation
(Identify the item), Main Street files, First Lady Anita Perry's files, Texas Governor Rick Perry records. Archives and Information Services Division, Texas State Library and Archives Commission.
Accession Information
Accession number: 2015/117
These records were transferred to the Archives and Information Services Division of the Texas State Library and Archives Commission by the Office of the Governor on January 29, 2015.
Restrictions on Access
None.
Technical Requirements
Electronic records described in this finding aid are part of the Texas Digital Archive, available online at https://tsl.access.preservica.com/tda/tx-gov-perry/.
Texas-Digital-Archive
E2015/067 Programs, 2001-2013
[29.7 MB (40 files, .pdf)]
[A small number of files include scanned images of the invitations to attend the Main Street First Lady Tour events.]



Scheduling files, 2001-2015,
151 MB (15 folders, 4,697 files)

The Texas Office of the First Lady encompasses the official governmental activities of the spouse of the governor and functions as a subdivision of the Office of the Governor in practice. These are the daily schedules of First Lady Anita Perry, dating 2001-2015. Information included on each daily sheet (if there was a scheduled state event) includes the following: time of event, name of event, location, room; contact and/or advance persons' names and telephone numbers; staff present (usually called "manifest" if in transit); press (e.g. open); attendees (including total number if appropriate); agenda (usually in some detail); remarks (e.g. informal, formal); drive time/flight time; and additional notes. They provide precise detail concerning the times and places of her departures and arrivals, indicating the nature of the events, the mode of transportation (including who is on a given manifest), contact persons (with phone and fax numbers and email addresses) and other pertinent information, including copies of original invitations, flyers, related newspaper articles, and handwritten notations. There is some overlap with records in the Plans and planning records series.
Electronic records described in the finding aid that are part of the Texas Digital Archive are indicated as such in the inventory. Restrictions on access to the content of records are applicable to physical and electronic records.
Formats of the original electronic files are word processing files (.doc). Digital files presented for public use will generally be PDF for text documents. Files in their original format are available on request; restrictions may apply.
Arrangement
Records are arranged chronologically as received from the agency.
Preferred Citation
(Identify the item), Scheduling files, First Lady Anita Perry's files, Texas Governor Rick Perry records. Archives and Information Services Division, Texas State Library and Archives Commission.
Accession Information
Accession number: 2015/117
These records were transferred to the Archives and Information Services Division of the Texas State Library and Archives Commission by the Office of the Governor on January 29, 2015.
Restrictions on Access
Because of the possibility that portions of these records fall under Public Information Act exceptions including, but not limited to: the "special circumstances" aspect of common-law privacy (Texas Government Code, Section 552.101); home addresses, phone numbers, social security numbers, and personal family information of government employees and officials (Texas Government Code, Section 552.117); an archivist must review these records before they can be accessed for research. The records may be requested for research under the provisions of the Public Information Act (Texas Government Code, Chapter 552). Refer to the overall restriction statement for instructions on requesting access through the Texas Attorney General.
Technical Requirements
Electronic records described in this finding aid are part of the Texas Digital Archive, available online at https://tsl.access.preservica.com/tda/tx-gov-perry/.
Texas-Digital-Archive
E2015/067 2001
[8.35 MB (296 files, .doc)]
2002
[8.84 MB (387 files, .doc)]
2003
[12.2 MB (428 files, .doc)]
2004
[9.58 MB (319 files, .doc)]
2005
[10.1 MB (335 files, .doc)]
2006
[9.71 MB (334 files, .doc)]
2007
[11.2 MB (355 files, .doc)]
2008
[10.7 MB (301 files, .doc)]
2009
[7.85 MB (189 files, .doc)]
2010
[7.04 MB (199 files, .doc)]
2011
[11.3 MB (354 files, .doc)]
2012
[11 MB (362 files, .doc)]
2013
[15.4 MB (363 files, .doc)]
2014
[17 MB (355 files, .doc)]
2015
[1.05 MB (20 files, .doc)]