Texas Department of Health Resources, Special Supplemental Food Program for Women, Infants and Children:
An Inventory of WIC Program Records at the Texas State Archives, 1974-1978
The Special Supplemental Food Program for Women, Infants and Children (WIC Program ) is a federally-funded program under the authority of the Child Nutrition Act of 1966, Section 17. The program is designed to provide food supplements, health care, and consumer education to eligible women and children who face nutritional risk. It is administered by the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) - Food and Nutrition Service, through regional offices and state agencies. During the time period of these records, the Texas Department of Health Resources administered the program in Texas. The Texas Department of Health Resources (1975-1977) was preceeded and succeeded by the Texas Department of Health.
Types of records include correspondence, memos, audit workpapers, reports, regulations, and copies of the Federal Register. Records date from 1974 to 1978. Records are concerned with administering the WIC program in Texas and include policy development, U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) regulations, and an audit of local WIC programs in Texas that includes food and administrative costs. Policies developed for the Women, Infants and Children (WIC) Program manual by the USDA and sent to the Texas Department of Health Resources include reporting requirements, certification procedures, and calculating administrative costs. There is detailed correspondence about these issues between the USDA-Food and Nutrition Service and the Texas Department of Health Resources including correspondence with the Acting Texas Commissioner of Health, Francis Duff.
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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Restrictions on Use
Most records created by Texas state agencies are not copyrighted and may be freely used in any way. State records also include materials received by, not created by, state agencies. Copyright remains with the creator. The researcher is responsible for complying with U.S. Copyright Law (Title 17 U.S.C.).
(Identify the item), WIC Program records, Special Supplemental Food Program for Women, Infants and Children, Texas Department of Health Resources. Archives and Information Services Division, Texas State Library and Archives Commission.
Accession number: 1993/151
These records were transferred to the Texas State Archives by the Texas Department of Health via the State and Local Records Management Division of the Texas State Library on April 20, 1993.
Paul B. Beck, June 1993
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