Texas State Library and Archives Commission

Texas Department of Criminal Justice:

An Inventory of Board of Criminal Justice Minutes and Meeting Files at the Texas State Archives, 1881-1885, 1900-2012



Overview

Creator: Texas. Dept. of Criminal Justice.
Title Board of Criminal Justice minutes and meeting files
Dates: 1881-1885, 1900-2012
Abstract: The Texas Department of Criminal Justice (TDCJ) manages offenders in state prisons, state jails and private correctional facilities that contract with TDCJ. The agency also provides funding and certain oversight of community supervision and is responsible for the supervision of offenders released from prison on parole or mandatory supervision. These are minutes and meeting files of the various prison boards, dating from 1881 to 1885, and 1900 to 2012. Minutes are present for the Texas State Penitentiary Board, Texas Board of Prison Commissioners, Texas Prison Board, Texas Board of Corrections, and the Texas Board of Criminal Justice. Some of the minutes and meeting files contain letters; copies of leases, easements, or contracts considered by the board; statistical reports on the inmate population; committee reports; reports by the executive director and division directors; board policies; and rules and regulations. The minutes also contain resolutions by the board, generally regarding the death of board members, prison officials, or citizens connected to the prison system. Also present are minutes of the Board's Substance Abuse Subcommittee for 1991-1992. Subjects of board meetings include: the financial status of the prisons, accounts approvals, legislative committee investigations, rules and regulations, appointments, purchasing, reinstatement of guards and other personnel changes, real estate issues, leasing of convict labor, conveying convicts to the penitentiaries, conditions at the prisons and prison farms, authorizing whipping of specific inmates, deaths of inmates, escapes of inmates, transferring inmates between prison units, inmate complaints, inmate educational needs (including high school, college, and vocational education), inmate recreational needs (including books, films, and athletic events such as boxing, baseball, and the Texas Prison Rodeo), constructing new units, improving existing units, agricultural production, prison industries, health and sanitation conditions of the inmates, incidents in prison units of inmates refusing to eat or work, and riots.
Quantity: 26.63 cubic ft.
Language These materials are written in English.
Repository: Texas State Archives

Agency History

The Texas Department of Criminal Justice (TDCJ) manages offenders in state prisons, state jails and private correctional facilities that contract with TDCJ. The agency also provides funding and certain oversight of community supervision and is responsible for the supervision of offenders released from prison on parole or mandatory supervision. The Department of Criminal Justice came into being in 1848 when "An Act to Establish a State Penitentiary" was passed by the Second Texas Legislature. The act established a governing body of the penitentiary as a three-member Board of Directors, appointed by the governor, with the approval of the senate. The board was responsible for creating and distributing a set of rules and bylaws for the administration of the penitentiary, overseeing the treatment of convicts, preparing an annual inventory of property, and making an annual report to the governor. Over the years, the name and composition of the board changed. While its basic functions were not greatly altered, some duties were added. These included acquiring land for the Huntsville and Rusk facilities, purchasing machinery, effecting repairs, leasing the penitentiaries, leasing convicts for outside labor, purchasing and/or leasing farms for the employment of convicts, and providing for the transfer of convicts from county jails to the penitentiary. During the 19th century the direct management of the prison was through the inspector, later known as the superintendent. Other officers included assistant superintendents, inspectors of outside camps, the financial agent, and physicians. The superintendent and financial agent had the most direct dealings with the board and the governor in the management of the prison system.

The Texas prison system began as a single institution, located in Huntsville, known as the Huntsville Penitentiary. Convicts were put to work in various shops and factories housed within the institution. In 1871, the legislature directed that the penitentiary be leased to private individuals (Chapter 21, 12th Legislature, 1st Called Session). These men, known as lessees, paid the state for the convict labor and use of facilities, and in turn, managed the system, including clothing and feeding the convicts and paying the guards. It was during this period that the outside camp system was firmly established as part of the prison system. In addition to the use of convicts in and around the prison, the convicts were hired out to large labor employers, mainly plantation owners and railroad companies. A second prison facility, Rusk Penitentiary, was built between 1877 and 1882. It began receiving convicts in January of 1883.

In 1881, the Legislature reorganized the prison system, abolishing the Board of Directors, and creating in its place a Penitentiary Board, consisting of the governor, the state treasurer, and the prison superintendent (Chapter 49, 17th Legislature, Regular Session). In April 1883, the administrative system was again reorganized, with the board comprised of the governor and two commissioners appointed by the governor (Chapter 114, 18th Legislature, Regular Session). In 1885, the board composition changed once more, now consisting of three commissioners appointed by the governor (House Bill 562, 19th Legislature, Regular Session). This board was succeeded by the Board of Prison Commissioners in 1910, which was composed of three commissioners appointed by the governor (Senate Bill 10, 31st Legislature, 4th Called Session). The legislation that created the new board also directed the prison system to begin operating again on state account, i.e., lessees no longer managed the prison system, effective in January 1911. Convicts, or inmates, were housed and worked in one of the two prisons or on one of several state prison farms. The shop industries slowed down while the prison farms expanded. This arrangement made it more difficult to provide education and other reform measures. Such measures were generally practiced at Huntsville, with some teaching extended to a couple of prison farms by the early 1900s.

The Texas Prison Board replaced the Board of Prison Commissioners as the governing body for the Texas Prison System in 1927, increasing in size to nine members (House Bill 59, 40th Legislature, Regular Session). The members of the board were appointed by the governor, with senate approval, to six year overlapping terms. The board formulated the policies and the manager carried them out. During the board's tenure, 1927-1957, the board made changes in the system including more emphasis on prison reform, teaching, recreation--including the establishment of the Texas Prison Rodeo--and a new method of classifying inmates. The Texas Prison System became the Department of Corrections in 1957 (Senate Bill 42, 55th Legislature, Regular Session). This department was governed by the Board of Corrections, composed of nine members appointed by the governor with the advice and consent of the senate to six-year overlapping terms.

In 1989, the Texas Department of Criminal Justice (TDCJ) and the Board of Criminal Justice were created (House Bill 2335, 71st Legislature, Regular Session). The board is composed of nine members appointed by the governor with the advice and consent of the senate to six-year overlapping terms. The governor may not appoint more than two members who reside in an area encompassed by the same administrative judicial region. This new agency absorbed the functions of three agencies: the Department of Corrections, the Board of Pardons and Paroles, and the Texas Adult Probation Commission. The Department of Corrections, which was responsible for the operation of the prison system, is now the Institutional Division of the Department of Criminal Justice. This division still manages the housing of inmates within the prison system. Offenders are currently housed in 73 facilities--59 prison units and 14 transfer facilities, that include five women's units, four medical units, three psychiatric units, a diagnostic unit for initial processing, two boot camps, and two work camps. TDCJ also contracts with seven privately operated facilities to house inmates. As of August 2011, approximately 156,522 offenders were housed in TDCJ units; 17,224 in private facilities.

The other divisions of the Department of Criminal Justice are the Administrative Review and Risk Management Division, Internal Audit Division, Office of the Inspector-General, State Counsel for Offenders, Business and Finance Division, Executive Administrative Services, Facilities Division, Health Services Division, Human Resources Division, Information Technology Division, Manufacturing and Logistics Division, Office of Incident Management, Office of General Counsel, Rehabilitation Programs Division, Reentry and Integration Division, Victim Services Division, Windham School District, Correctional Institutions Division, Parole Division (including the Board of Pardons and Paroles), Private Facilities Contract Monitoring / Oversight Division, and the Community Justice Assistance Division (former Adult Probation Commission). Direct management of the prison system is through an executive director, with each division headed by a director and each individual prison unit managed by a warden.

The prison system has changed since the 1900s. A major penal reform program was initiated in 1947, modernizing agricultural production, initiating industrial production by inmates, and providing improvements in physical facilities for inmates and employees. A Construction Division was created in 1948 to make use of inmate labor, prison-made brick, and concrete for new building projects. In 1963, the Prison-Made Goods Act authorized an Industries Program to produce materials for internal use and for sale to qualified agencies in the state while providing occupational skills training to inmates. Other services available to inmates include education, recreation, religion, and physiological and psychological health care. The Windham School District was created in 1969 to offer GED certificates or high school diplomas to inmates. Junior college and senior college classes are available. Rehabilitation programs offer vocational training, work furlough programs, and community services to aid inmates in securing work upon release and making the adjustment and transition into society. Legal services are also available to inmates through the Office of the General Counsel.

In 1978, a class action suit was filed by inmate David Ruiz and others on behalf of the inmates confined in the various institutions operated by the Texas Department of Corrections against the director W.J. Estelle, Jr. and the Texas Department of Corrections. The courts found the conditions of confinement violated the United States Constitution and appointed a special master and monitors to supervise implementation of the court-ordered changes. These changes have included reduction of crowding in the prisons and the development of better living, health, and working conditions for inmates. Federal oversight of the Texas prison system ended in 2002.

(Sources include: Guide to Texas State Agencies, various editions, the agency website (http://www.tdcj.state.tx.us/index.html), accessed July 27, 2012; and the agency's records.)


Scope and Contents of the Records

The Texas Department of Criminal Justice (TDCJ) manages offenders in state prisons, state jails and private correctional facilities that contract with TDCJ. The agency also provides funding and certain oversight of community supervision and is responsible for the supervision of offenders released from prison on parole or mandatory supervision. These are minutes and meeting files of the various prison boards, dating from 1881 to 1885, and 1900 to 2012. Minutes are present for the State Penitentiary Board, Board of Prison Commissioners, Texas Prison Board, Board of Corrections, and the Board of Criminal Justice. Some of the minutes and meeting files contain letters; copies of leases, easements, or contracts considered by the board; statistical reports on the inmate population; committee reports; reports by the executive director and division directors; board policies; and rules and regulations. The minutes also contain resolutions by the board, generally regarding the death of board members, prison officials, or citizens connected to the prison system. In the 1881-1885 volume of minutes, copies of some documents prepared by the State Penitentiary Board were transcribed at the back of the volume, starting on page 199.

The minutes from 1974 forward also have meeting agenda that usually contain summaries of items to be discussed. Attachments, such as those discussed above, are filed with the agenda, followed by the minutes. Also present are minutes and agenda of the Board of Trustees of the Windham School District, the school district run by the Department of Criminal Justice for inmates, dating 1970-1999. The school district minutes are filed separately from the Board of Corrections/Board of Criminal Justice minutes through 1976, then filed following the Board's minutes for each meeting beginning in 1977. The minutes of the Board's Substance Abuse Subcommittee for 1991-1992 are also present, filed with the minutes of the Board.

Topics of board meetings have varied over the years. Subjects include: the financial status of the prisons, accounts approvals, legislative committee investigations, rules and regulations, appointments, purchasing, reinstatement of guards and other personnel changes, real estate issues, leasing of convict labor, conveying convicts to the penitentiaries, conditions at the prisons and prison farms, authorizing whipping of specific inmates, deaths of inmates, escapes of inmates, transferring inmates between prison units, inmate complaints, inmate educational needs (including high school, college, and vocational education), inmate recreational needs (including books, films, and athletic events such as boxing, baseball, and the Texas Prison Rodeo), constructing new units, improving existing units, agricultural production, prison industries, health and sanitation conditions of the inmates, incidents in prison units of inmates refusing to eat or work, and riots. Special situations are also discussed. These situations have included permission to make a documentary of parolees and their prison experience; requests to write stories about the electric chair and men on death row; and the use of volunteer inmates in burn-related plastic surgery experiments, in psychiatric experiments, and in the use of new medical procedures.

Because of damage to the bindings of the older volumes, the earlier minutes have been unbound and placed in boxes.

This series was removed from the overall TDJC finding aid due to the electronic file size limitations imposed by the online finding aid web site (TARO). If you are reading this electronically, click on the following link to access the overall finding aid, Texas Department of Criminal Justice Records. If you are reading this on paper in the Archives research room, the finding aid, Records, is found in the first divider within the same binder.


 

Arrangement of the Records

The records are arranged chronologically as received from the agency.

Restrictions

Restrictions on Access

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

Because of the possibility that portions of these records fall under Public Information Act exceptions including, but not limited to: social security numbers (V.T.C.A., Government Code, Section 552.101); information about inmates created by the Texas Department of Criminal Justice (V.T.C.A., Government Code, Section 552.134 (information confidential by law, Texas Government Code, Section 508.313)); agency memoranda or attorney work product (V.T.C.A., Government Code, Section 552.107 or 111); social security numbers of employees of the Dept. of Criminal Justice/Dept. of Corrections employees (V.T.C.A., Government Code, Section 552.117); medical information (V.T.C.A., Government Code, Section 552.101 (information confidential by law, Texas Occupations Code, Section 159.002(b)); psychological or psychiatric reports and evaluations (V.T.C.A., Health and Safety Code, Mental Health records, 611.002); and account numbers (V.T.C.A., Government Code, Section 552.136); 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 (V.T.C.A., 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 (Dir_Lib@tsl.state.tx.us), or see our web page (http://www.tsl.state.tx.us/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.

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.).

Technical Requirements

None.


Index Terms

The terms listed here were used to catalog the records. The terms can be used to find similar or related records.
Corporate Names:
Texas. Penitentiary Board.
Texas. Board of Prison Commissioners.
Texas Prison Board.
Texas. Board of Corrections.
Texas Board of Criminal Justice.
Texas Board of Trustees of Windham School District.
Subjects:
Prison administration--Texas.
Convict labor--Texas.
Prisons--Texas--Maintenance and repair.
Prison industries--Texas.
Prisons--Texas--Design and construction.
Investigations.
Prisons--Texas--Finance.
Prison violence--Texas.
Prisoners--Health and hygiene--Texas.
Correctional personnel--Texas.
Prisoners--Education--Texas.
Prisoners--Texas--Recreation.
Prisoners--Texas--Social conditions.
Death row inmates--Texas.
Prisoners--Texas--Death.
Document Types:
Minutes--Prisons--Texas--1881-1885, 1900-2012.
Agendas--Prisons--Texas--1881-1885, 1900-2012.
Functions:
Management of prisons.

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
In addition to the records listed, portions of many 20th century governors' records concern the prison system and related matters. Search governors' finding aids for prisons, prison system, penitentiary, pardons, clemency, or other similar terms. Of particular note are files on prison reform found in the records of Governor Beauford Jester, and files on the Ruiz litigation issues found in Governor Mark White's records.
Records Relating to the Penitentiary, 1846-1921, undated, 87.85 cubic ft.
Texas Adult Probation Commission, Minutes, 1977-1989, 0.47 cubic ft. [part of TDCJ Community Assistance Division Records of the Adult Probation Commission, 1971-1991, bulk 1977-1990, 14.47 cubic ft.]
Texas Board of Pardons and Paroles, Minutes, 1971, 1973-2003, 4.75 cubic ft. [These records are unprocessed. Call numbers are 1998/167-1 thru 5, 2007/135-1 and 2, and 2011/088.]
Texas Criminal Justice Division Advisory Board, Meeting files, 1969-1982, 9.5 cubic ft.
Texas Criminal Justice Policy Council, Minutes, 1984-1986, 2 cubic ft. [includes minutes of the Criminal Justice Coordinating Council, 1983-1987]
Texas Governor Beauford H. Jester, Records, 1947-1949, memos and report re: Austin McCormick's report on needed prison reform in the prison system, prepared ca. 1947 - Box 4-14/113, fractional
Texas Judicial Advisory Council, Judicial Advisory Council meeting files, 1990-2005, 1.92 cubic ft.
Texas Legislature, House of Representatives, Committee on Penitentiaries, Minutes and witness affirmations, 1953-1971, fractional [Restricted]
Texas Legislature, House of Representatives, Committee on State Penitentiaries, Special Subcommittee to Visit the State Penitentiary, Records, 1876, fractional
Texas Legislature, House of Representatives, Committee to Investigate the Retrieve Prison Farm, Report, 1935, fractional
Texas Legislature, Joint Committee on Prison Reform, Records, 1973-1974, 2 linear ft. [Restricted]
Texas Legislature, Joint Committee on the Penitentiary, Records, 1863, 0.15 cubic ft.
Texas Legislature, Joint Committee to Investigate the Purchase of Blue Ridge Farm, Proceedings and testimony, 1919, 0.3 cubic ft.
Texas Legislature, Joint Committee to Investigate the State Penitentiary System, Proceedings, 1925, 0.75 cubic ft.
Texas Legislature, Joint Penitentiary Visiting Committee, Report, 1887, fractional
Texas Legislature, Joint Penitentiary Investigating Committee, Records, 1920-1921, bulk 1921, 0.75 cubic ft.
Texas Legislature, Senate, Committee on Criminal Justice, Records, 1981-1992, bulk 1988-1990, 9.6 cubic ft. [Restricted]
Texas Legislature, Senate, Penitentiary Investigating Committee, Reports and proceedings, 1915, 0.4 cubic ft.
Texas Legislature, Senate, Subcommittee on Criminal Matters, Minutes, 1977, fractional [Restricted]
Texas Prison Board, Records of the Texas Prison System, 1913-1933, 1943, undated, 1.76 cubic ft.
Publications
Catalog (call) numbers are for reports housed in the Texas Documents and Main Collections of the Texas State Library and Archives Commission.
Legislature, Report of the Commission Appointed by the Governor of Texas, April 10, 1875 to Investigate the Alleged Mismanagement and Cruel Treatment of Convicts, 1875 [a special commission, catalog number - 365/T312r]
Legislature, Report of the Penitentiary Investigation Committee including All Exhibits and Testimony taken by the Committee, 1910 [a joint committee, catalog number - L1836.31 P378INV]
Legislature, A Record of Evidence and Statements before the Penitentiary Investigating Committee appointed by the 33rd Legislature of Texas, 1913 [a joint committee, catalog number - L1836.33 P378INV]
Reclamation Engineer, Texas Prison System Properties, Bulletin No. 26, 1935 [plat book of maps and fields notes, catalog number 627.5/T31b/oversize and R1000.8 P938P OVER-L]

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

(Identify the item), Board of Criminal Justice minutes and meeting files, Texas Department of Criminal Justice. Archives and Information Services Division, Texas State Library and Archives Commission.

Accession Information

Accession numbers: 1936/002, 1998/038, 1998/065, 1998/131, 1998/132, 1999/003, 1999/031, 2000/018, 2001/005, 2002/009, 2003/010, 2004/017, 2004/193, 2005/018, 2006/017, 2006/052, 2006/084, 2007/048, 2008/007, 2009/021, 2010/021, 2011/037, 2012/017

These records were transferred to the Archives and Information Services Division of the Texas State Library and Archives Commission by the Texas Governor's Office on October 8, 1936; by the Texas Department of Criminal Justice on November 17, 1997; January 20, May 26, September 16 and October 15, 1998; September 27, 1999; September 22, 2000; September 19, 2001; September 17, 2002; September 18, 2003; September 20, 2004; September 20, 2005; October 23, 2006; September 10, 2007; September 2 and October 6, 2008; March 3, April 27, July 14 and November 4, 2009; February 22, May 12, July 19, August 27, November 1 and December 20, 2010; February 25, May 15, July 1, October 25, November 16 and December 15, 2011; and April 3, 2012; and from the Texas Legislative Reference Library on August 13, 2004; and November 8 and December 22, 2005.

Processing Information

Processed by Laura K. Saegert, July 1988

Additional minutes and meeting files by Laura K. Saegert, October 1999

Corrections and further encoding to TARO project standards by Laura K. Saegert, March 2001

Additional minutes and meeting files by Laura K. Saegert, December 2001, May 2003, December 2004

Finding aid converted from EAD 1.0 to 2002 by TARO using the conversion stylesheet v1to02.xsl, July 2003

Additional minutes and meeting files added and DACS compliance by Laura K. Saegert, October 2006

Additional minutes and meeting files by Laura K. Saegert, September 2008

Additional minutes and meeting files by Aditi Worcester, July 2012

Appraisal Information

These records were appraised by the State Archives staff as archival on August 20, 1998 as part of an appraisal of selected series of the Texas Department of Criminal Justice records. For more information about the appraisal of the Department of Criminal Justice records, see the appraisal report done by State Archives staff on file in the search room of the Archives and Information Services Division. It is not yet available online.

Accruals

The Texas Department of Criminal Justice transfers minutes, agenda and meeting material several times a year to the State Archives.

Other Formats for the Records

The Department of Criminal Justice has microfilm copies of the minutes, from 1913 to 1982. Texas Board of Criminal Justice meeting minutes summaries from March 2007-April 2010, meeting agenda from January 2008-present, and meeting minutes from June 2010-present are available on the TDCJ website, http://www.tdcj.state.tx.us/tbcj/index.html.


Detailed Description of the Records

 

Board of Criminal Justice minutes and meeting files, 1881-1885, 1900-2012,
26.63 cubic ft.

State Penitentiary Board minutes, 1881-1885, 1900-1911
Box
021-1 1881-1885
[one volume]
Box
1998/038-1 November 1900-September 1901
October 1901-November 1902
December 1902-September 1903
October 1903-February 1905
March-December 1905
February 1906-February 1907
February-June 1907
August 1907-March 1909
May 1909-January 1911
Board of Prison Commissioners minutes, 1911-1927
Box
1998/038-2 Index to topics in volume 1, 1911-1912
January-April 1911
May-August 1911
August-September 1911
September-November 1911
November 1911
November-December 1911
December 1911-January 1912
January 1912
January-February 1912
February-March 1912
March-April 1912
May-June 1912
June-July 1912
Box
1998/038-3 August-September 1912
September-October 1912
November-December 1912
December 1912-January 1913
January-February 1913
February-March 1913
March-April 1913
April-May 1913
May-June 1913
June-July 1913
August 1913
August-September 1913
October-November 1913
November-December 1913
January 1914
Box
1998/038-4 January-March 1914
March-April 1914
April 1914
May 1914
June-July 1914
August-September 1914
September-October 1914
October-November 1914
November-December 1914
January 1915
January-February 1915
February-March 1915
March-May 1915
May-June 1915
July-August 1915
August-September 1915
September-October 1915
October-November 1915
November-December 1915
Box
1998/038-5 January-February 1916
February-April 1916
April-May 1916
May-June 1916
June-July 1916
July-September 1916
September-December 1916
December 1916-January 1917
January-March 1917
March-April 1917
April-July 1917
July-September 1917
September-October 1917
November-December 1917
December 1917
Box
1998/038-6 January-February 1918
February-March 1918
March-April 1918
April-June 1918
June-August 1918
August-October 1918
October-December 1918
December 1918-February 1919
February-May 1919
May-September 1919
September-December 1919
January-March 1920
April-July 1920
July-October 1920
October-December 1920
January-March 1921
March-May 1921
June-July 1921
August-October 1921
Box
1998/038-7 November 1921-January 1922
February-March 1922
March-August 1922
September 1922-January 1923
February-June 1923
June-September 1923
October 1923-March 1924
March-June 1924
June-November 1924
November 1924-March 1925
March-June 1925
June-August 1925
September-December 1925
January-February 1926
February-March 1926
March-May 1926
May-July 1926
July-September 1926
September-November 1926
November 1926-February 1927
February-May 1927
May-June 1927
Texas Prison Board minutes, 1927-1957
Box
1998/038-8 June-December 1927
January-March 1928
May-November 1928
January-April 1929
May-October 1929
November 1929
November 1929
November 1929-January 1930
March-July 1930
August-November 1930
January-July 1931
September-November 1931
January-April 1932
July-December 1932
June 1927-December 1932
[duplicate bound set of minutes]
January-August 1933
September 1933-May 1934
May-September 1934
November 1934-September 1935
October 1935-July 1936
September 1936-July 1937
August-November 1937
January-May 1938
July 1938-May 1939
July-November 1939
January-September 1940
November 1940-May 1941
May-December 1941
January-November 1942
Box
1998/038-9 January 1943-January 1944
March 1944-July 1945
Special called meeting, July 1945
September 1945-November 1946
January-November 1947
November 1947-March 1948
May-November 1948
November 1948-January 1949
March-July 1949
September-November 1949
January-November 1950 [bound]
January-March 1951
March-July 1951
July-September 1951
September-November 1951
January-March 1952
May-September 1952
September-November 1952
January 1953
March-May 1953
May-July 1953
July-September 1953
September-November 1953
March 1954
May 1954
July 1954
September 1954
November 1954
Box
1998/038-10 January 1955
March 1955
April 1955
May 1955
July 1955
September 1955
November 1955
January 1956
March 1956
April 1956
July 1956
September 1956
November 1956
January 1957
February-March 1957
May 1957
June 1957
Board of Corrections minutes, 1957-1989
Box
1998/038-10 September 1957
November 1957
January 1958
March 1958
May 1958
July 1958
[2 folders]
September 1958
October 1958
November 1958
Box
1998/038-11 January 1959
March 1959
May-July 1959
September 1959
November 1959
January 1960
March 1960
May 1960
July 1960
September 1960
[2 folders]
November 1960
January 1961
March 1961
[2 folders]
May 1961
July 1961
September 1961
November 1961
January-February 1962
March 1962
Box
1998/038-12 May 1962
July 1962
September 1962
November 1962
January-November 1963
[bound]
January 1964
March 1964
May 1964
July 1964
September 1964
November 1964
January 1965
March 1965
April 1965
May 1965
July 1965
September 1965
November 1965
Box
1998/038-13 January 1966
March 1966
May 1966
July 1966
September 1966
November 1966
January 1967
March 1967
[2 folders]
May 1967
[2 folders]
July 1967
[2 folders]
September 1967
[2 folders]
November 1967
[2 folders]
January 1968
[2 folders]
March 1968
Box
1998/038-14 May 1968
[2 folders]
July 1968
[2 folders]
September 1968
[2 folders]
November 1968
[2 folders]
January 1969
[2 folders]
March 1969
[2 folders]
May 1969
July 1969
[2 folders]
September 1969
November 1969
January 1970
March 1970
[2 folders]
Box
1998/038-15 July 1970
[2 folders]
September 1970
[2 folders]
November 1970
January 1971
March 1971
[3 folders]
May 1971
[2 folders]
July 1971
[2 folders]
September 1971
[3 folders]
November 1971
[2 folders]
Box
1998/038-16 January 1972
[2 folders]
March 1972
[2 folders]
May 1972
[2 folders]
July 1972
[2 folders]
September 1972
[2 folders]
November 1972
[3 folders]
Windham School District, Board of Trustees, minutes, 1970-1972
[bound]
Box
1998/038-17 Minutes, January 1973
Minutes, March 1973
[2 folders]
Minutes, May 1973
[3 folders, including the rules and regulations]
Minutes, July 1973
Minutes, September 1973
Minutes, November 1973
[2 folders]
Box
1998/038-17 Minutes and agenda, January 1974
[bound]
Minutes, January 1974
[4 folders, including the employees manual of rules and regulations]
Box
1998/038-18 Minutes and agenda, March 1974
[bound]
Minutes and agenda, May-November 1974
[bound]
Minutes, May 1974
Minutes, July 1974
[2 folders]
Minutes, November 1974
Minutes, January 1975
Minutes, March 1975
[3 folders]
Minutes, May 1975
Box
1998/038-19 Minutes and agenda, [bound] January-May 1975
Minutes and agenda, July-November 1975
[bound]
Minutes, July 1975
Minutes, September 1975
Minutes, November 1975
Box
1998/038-20 Windham School District, Board of Trustees, minutes, 1973-1976
[bound]
Minutes and agenda, [bound] January-July 1976
Box
1998/038-21 Minutes, January-March 1976
Minutes, May 1976
Minutes, July 1976
Minutes, September 1976
[2 folders]
Minutes, November 1976
Minutes and agenda, September 1976-March 1977
[bound]
Minutes, January 1977
Minutes, March 1977
Box
1998/038-22 Agenda and meeting files, May 1977
[2 folders]
Minutes, May 1977
Agenda and meeting files, July 1977
Minutes, July 1977
Agenda and meeting files, September 1977
Minutes, September 1977
Agenda and meeting files, November 1977
Minutes, November 1977
Windham School District, Board of Trustees, minutes, July-November 1977
Agenda and meeting files, January 1978
Minutes, January 1978
Agenda and meeting files, March 1978
Minutes, March 1978
Agenda and meeting files, May 1978
[2 folders]
Minutes, May 1978
Agenda and meeting files, July 1978
Minutes, July 1978
Box
1998/038-23 Agenda and meeting files, September 1978
Minutes, September 1978
Agenda and meeting files, November 1978
Box
1998/038-23 Minutes, November 1978
Windham School District Board of Trustees, minutes, January-November 1978
Agenda and meeting files, January 1979
Minutes, January 1979
Agenda and meeting files, March 1979
Minutes, March 1979
Agenda and meeting files, May 1979
Minutes, May 1979
Agenda and meeting files, July 1979
Minutes, July 1979
Agenda and meeting files, September 1979
[2 folders]
Minutes, September 1979
Box
1998/038-24 Agenda and meeting files, November 1979
Minutes, November 1979
Windham School District Board of Trustees, minutes, January-May 1979
Windham School District Board of Trustees, minutes, July-November 1979
Agenda and meeting files, January 1980
Minutes, January 1980
Agenda and meeting files, March 1980
[2 folders]
Minutes, March 1980
Minutes, April 1980
Agenda and meeting files, May 1980
Minutes, May 1980
Agenda and meeting files, July 1980
[2 folders]
Minutes, July 1980
Agenda and meeting files, September 1980
Minutes, September 1980
Minutes, October 1980
Box
1998/038-25 Agenda and meeting files, November 1980
Minutes, November 1980
Windham School District, Board of Trustees, minutes, January-July 1980
Windham School District, Board of Trustees, minutes, September-November 1980
Agenda and meeting files, January 1981
[2 folders]
Minutes, January 1981
Agenda and meeting files, March 1981
Minutes, March-April 1981
Agenda and meeting files, May 1981
Minutes, May 1981
Agenda and meeting files, July 1981
[2 folders]
Minutes, July 1981
Agenda and meeting files, September 1981
Minutes, September 1981
Box
1998/038-26 Agenda, October 1981
Minutes, October 1981
Agenda, meeting files, and minutes, [includes Windham School District Board minutes for November 1981] November 1981
[bound]
Minutes, November 9, 1981
[2 folders]
Minutes, November 30, 1981
Minutes, December 1981
Windham School District, Board of Trustees, minutes, January-March 1981
Windham School District, Board of Trustees, minutes, May-September 1981
Agenda and meeting files, January 1982
Minutes, January 1982
Agenda and meeting files, March 1982
Minutes, March-April 1982
Agenda and meeting files, May 1982
Minutes, May 1982
Minutes, June 1982
Box
1998/038-27 Agenda and meeting files, July 1982
[2 folders]
Minutes, July 1982
Agenda and meeting files, September 1982
[2 folders]
Minutes, September 1982
Agenda and meeting files, November 1982
Minutes, November 1982
Minutes, December 1982
Windham School District, Board of Trustees, minutes, January-May 1982
Windham School District, Board of Trustees, minutes, July-November 1982
[Beginning in 1983, the minutes for the Windham School District are filed with the Board of Corrections minutes, at the end of each month]
Agenda, meeting files, and minutes, January 1983
Agenda and meeting files, March 1983
Minutes, March 1983
Agenda and meeting files, May 1983
Minutes, May 1983
Box
1998/038-28 Agenda and meeting files, July 1983
Minutes, July 1983
Agenda and meeting files, September 1983
Minutes, September 1983
Meeting files, October 1983
Minutes, October 1983
Agenda and meeting files, November 1983
Minutes, November 1983
Agenda and meeting files, January 1984
Minutes, January 1984
[2 folders]
Minutes, February 1984
Minutes, February-March 1984
Box
1998/038-29 Agenda and meeting files, March 1984
[2 folders]
Minutes, March 1984
Minutes, March 1984
Agenda and meeting files, May 1984
Minutes, May 1984
Minutes, May 1984
Agenda and meeting files, July 1984
Minutes, July 1984
Agenda and meeting files, September 1984
[2 folders]
Minutes, September 1984
Minutes, October 1984
Agenda and meeting files, November 1984
Minutes, November 1984
Minutes, November 1984
Box
1998/038-30 Minutes, January 1985
Agenda and meeting files, January 1985
Minutes, January 1985
Minutes, February 1985
Minutes, February 1985
Agenda and meeting files, March 1985
Minutes, March 1985
Minutes, April 1985
Agenda and meeting files, May 1985
[2 folders]
Minutes, May 1985
Minutes, June 1985
Agenda and meeting files, July 1985
Minutes, July 1985
Minutes, July 1985
Minutes, August 1985
Agenda and meeting files, September 1985
[2 folders]
Minutes, September 1985
Box
1998/038-31 Agenda and meeting files, November 1985
[2 folders]
Minutes, November 1985
Agenda and meeting files, January 1986
[2 folders]
Minutes, January 1986
Minutes, February 1986
Agenda and meeting files, March 1986
[2 folders]
Minutes, March 1986
Minutes, April 1986
Agenda and meeting files, May 1986
[2 folders]
Minutes, May 1986
[2 folders]
Box
1998/038-32 Minutes, June 1986
Agenda and meeting files, July 1986
[2 folders]
Minutes, July 1986
[2 folders]
Agenda and meeting files, September 1986
Minutes, September 1986
[2 folders]
Minutes, October 1986
Agenda and meeting files, November 1986
Minutes, November 1986
Box
1998/038-33 Agenda and meeting files, January 1987
Minutes, January 1987
Agenda and meeting files, March 1987
Minutes, March 1987
Agenda and meeting files, May 1987
Minutes, May 1987
Agenda and meeting files, July 1987
[2 folders]
Minutes, July 1987
[2 folders]
Agenda and meeting files, September 1987
[2 folders]
Box
1998/038-34 Minutes, September 1987
[2 folders]
Minutes, October 1987
Agenda and meeting files, November 1987
[2 folders]
Minutes, November 1987
Agenda and meeting files, January 1988
[2 folders]
Minutes, January 1988
[2 folders]
Minutes, January 1988
Agenda and meeting files, March 1988
[2 folders]
Box
1998/038-35 Minutes, March 1988
[2 folders]
Minutes, March 1988
Agenda and meeting files, May 1988
Minutes, May 1988
[2 folders]
Agenda and meeting files, July 1988
Minutes, July 1988
[2 folders]
Minutes, July 1988
Agenda and meeting files, September 1988
Minutes, September 1988
[2 folders]
Box
1998/038-36 Minutes, September 1988
Agenda and meeting files, November 1988
Minutes, November 1988
Agenda and meeting files, January 1989
Minutes, January 1989
Agenda and meeting files, March 1989
Minutes, March 1989
Agenda and meeting files, May 1989
Minutes, May 1989
Agenda and meeting files, July 1989
Minutes, July 1989
Board of Criminal Justice minutes, agenda, and meeting files, 1989-2012
Box
1998/038-36 Agenda and meeting files, September 1989
Minutes, September 1989
Agenda and meeting files, November 1989
Minutes, November 1989
Agenda and meeting files, January 1990
[2 folders]
Minutes, January 1990
Minutes, January 1990
Minutes, February 1990
Agenda and meeting files, March 1990
Minutes, March 1990
Box
1998/038-37 Agenda and meeting files, May 1990
Minutes, May 1990
Agenda and meeting files, July 1990
Minutes, July 1990
Minutes, August 1990
Agenda and meeting files, September 1990
Minutes, September 1990
Minutes, October 1990
Agenda and meeting files, November 1990
Minutes, November 1990
Agenda and meeting files, January 1991
Minutes, January 1991
Minutes, March 1991
Agenda and meeting files, May 1991
Minutes, May 1991
Agenda and meeting files, July 1991
[2 folders]
Minutes, July 1991
Agenda and meeting files, September 1991
Minutes, September 1991
Box
2004/017-2 Substance Abuse Subcommittee minutes, 1991-1992
Box
1998/038-38 Agenda and meeting files, November 1991
Minutes, November 1991
Agenda and meeting files, January 1992
[2 folders]
Minutes, January 1992
Agenda and meeting files, March 1992
Minutes, March 1992
Minutes, April 1992
Agenda and meeting files, May 1992
[2 folders]
Minutes, May 1992
Agenda and meeting files, July 1992
[2 folders]
Minutes, July 1992
Agenda and meeting files, September 1992
Minutes, September 1992
Box
1998/038-39 Agenda and meeting files, November 1992
Minutes, November 1992
Minutes, December 1992
Agenda and meeting files, January 1993
Minutes, January 1993
Minutes, February 1993
Agenda and meeting files, March 1993
Minutes, March 1993
Agenda and meeting files, May 1993
[2 folders]
Minutes, May 1993
Minutes, July 1993
[2 folders]
Minutes, August 1993
Agenda and meeting files, September 1993
Minutes, September 1993
Minutes, November 1993
Box
1998/038-40 Minutes, November 1993
Agenda and meeting files, January 1994
Minutes, January 1994
Agenda and meeting files, March 1994
Minutes, March 1994
Minutes, April 1994
Agenda and meeting files, May 1994
Minutes, May 1994
Agenda and meeting files, July 1994
Minutes, July 1994
Agenda and meeting files, September 1994
[2 folders]
Minutes, September 1994
Agenda and meeting files, November 1994
Minutes, November 1994
Agenda and meeting files, January 1995
Box
1998/038-41 Agenda and meeting files, January 1995
[2 folders]
Minutes, January 1995
Agenda and meeting files, May 1995
[2 folders]
Minutes, May 1995
Minutes and agenda, July 1995
Agenda and meeting files, September 1995
[2 folders]
Minutes, September 1995
Minutes, October 1995
Agenda and meeting files, November 1995
Minutes, November 1995
Agenda and meeting files, January 1996
Minutes, January 1996
Box
1998/038-42 Agenda and meeting files, March 1996
[2 folders]
Minutes, March 1996
[2 folders]
Agenda and meeting files, April 1996
Minutes, April 1996
Agenda and meeting files, May 1996
Minutes, May 1996
Agenda and meeting files, June 1996
Minutes, June 1996
Agenda and meeting files, July 1996
[2 folders]
Minutes, July 1996
Minutes, August 1996
Agenda and meeting files, September 1996
Minutes, September 1996
Box
1998/038-43 Agenda and meeting files, November 1996
Minutes, November 1996
Agenda and meeting files, January 1997
Minutes, January 1997
Agenda and meeting files, March 1997
Minutes, March 1997
Agenda and meeting files, May 1997
[2 folders]
Minutes, May 1997
Agenda and meeting files, July 1997
[2 folders]
Minutes, July 1997
Box
1998/038-44 Agenda and meeting files, September 1997
[2 folders]
Minutes, September 1997
[2 folders]
Agenda and meeting files, November 1977
Minutes, November 1977
Agenda and meeting files, January 1998
Minutes, January 1998
Agenda and meeting files, March 1998
[2 folders]
Minutes, March 1998
Box
1998/038-45 Agenda and meeting files, May 1998
[2 folders]
Minutes, May 1998
Agenda and meeting files, July 1998
Agenda and meeting files, August 1998
Minutes, August 1998
Agenda and meeting files, September 1998
Minutes, September 1998
Agenda and meeting files, November 1998
Minutes, November 1998
Agenda and meeting files, January 1999
Minutes, January 1999
Agenda and meeting files, March 1999
Box
1999/003-1 Minutes, March 1999
Agenda and meeting files, May 1999
Minutes, May 1999
Agenda and meeting files, July 1999
Minutes, July 1999
Box
2000/018-1 Agenda and meeting files, September-October 1999
Minutes, September-October 1999
Agenda and meeting files, November 1999
Minutes, November 1999
Agenda and meeting files, January 2000
Minutes, January 2000
Agenda and meeting files, March 2000
Minutes, March 2000
Agenda and meeting files, May 2000
Minutes, May 2000
Agenda and meeting files, July 2000
Box
2001/005 Minutes, July 2000
Minutes, August 2000
Agenda and meeting files, September 2000
Minutes, September 2000
Agenda and meeting files, November 2000
Minutes, November 2000
Agenda and meeting files, January 2001
Minutes, January 2001
Agenda and meeting files, April 2001
Minutes, April 2001
Agenda and meeting files, May 2001
Minutes, May 2001
Minutes, June 2001
Agenda and meeting files, July 2001
Minutes, July 2001
Box
2002/009 Agenda and meeting files, September 2001
Minutes, September 2001
Agenda and meeting files, November 2001
Minutes, November 2001
Agenda and meeting files, January 2002
Minutes, January 2002
Agenda and meeting files, March 2002
Minutes, March 2002
Agenda and meeting files, May 2002
Minutes, May 2002
Agenda and meeting files, July 2002
Box
2003/010-1 Minutes, July 2002
Agenda, August 2002
Minutes, August 2002
Agenda and meeting files, September 2002
[2 folders]
Minutes, September 2002
Agenda and meeting files, November 2002
[2 folders]
Minutes, November 2002
Agenda and meeting files, January 2003
Minutes, January 2003
Agenda and meeting files (special called meeting), March 2003
Agenda and meeting files, March 2003
Minutes, March 2003
Box
2003/010-2 Agenda and meeting files, May 2003
Agenda and meeting files, July 2003
Minutes, July 2003
Agenda and meeting files, August 2003
Minutes, August 2003
Box
2004/017-1 Agenda (special meeting), September 3, 2003
Minutes (special meeting), September 3, 2003
Agenda and meeting files, September 2003
[2 folders]
Minutes, September 2003
Agenda and meeting files, November 2003
[2 folders]
Minutes, November 2003
Agenda and meeting files, January 2004
Minutes, January 2004
Agenda and meeting files, April 2004
[2 folders]
Minutes, April 2004
Box
2004/017-2 Agenda and meeting files, May 2004
[2 folders]
Minutes, May 2004
Agenda and meeting files, July 2004
Minutes, July 2004
Agenda, August 2004
Box
2005/018-1 Minutes, August 2004
Agenda and meeting files, September 2004
Minutes, September 2004
Minutes, October 2004
Agenda and meeting files, December 2004
Minutes, December 2004
Agenda and meeting files, January 2005
Minutes, January 2005
Agenda and meeting files, March 2005
Minutes, March-April 2005
Agenda and meeting files, May 2005
Minutes, May 2005
Agenda and meeting files, July 2005
Box
2006/017 Minutes, July 2005
Agenda and meeting files, September 2005
Minutes, September 2005
Agenda and meeting files, October 2005
[3 folders]
Minutes, October 2005
[2 folders]
Agenda and meeting files, January 2006
[3 folders]
Subcommittee meeting minutes, January 2006
Minutes, January-February 2006
Minutes, March-April 2006
Agenda and meeting files, April 2006
[2 folders]
Minutes, April 2006
Agenda and meeting files, July 2006
[2 folders]
Agenda and meeting files, August 2006
Box
2007/048 Minutes, July 2006
[2 folders]
Minutes, August 2006
[2 folders]
Agenda and meeting files, October 2006
[3 folders]
Minutes, October 2006
[2 folders]
Agenda and meeting files, January 2007
[2 folders]
Agenda and meeting files, March 2007
[2 folders]
Minutes, March 2007
Agenda and meeting files, May 2007
Minutes, May 2007
Subcommittee meeting minutes, May and July 2007
Agenda and meeting files, July 2007
Box
2008/007 Minutes, July 2007
Agenda and meeting files, September 2007
[2 folders]
Minutes, September 2007
Agenda and meeting files, November 2007
[2 folders]
Minutes, November 2007
Agenda and meeting files, January 2008
[2 folders]
Minutes, January 2008
Agenda and meeting files, March 2008
Minutes, March 2008
Agenda and meeting files, May 2008
[2 folders]
Minutes, May 2008
Agenda and meeting files, August 2008
Box
2009/021 Minutes, August 2008
Meeting files, September 2008
[2 folders]
Minutes, September 2008
Minutes, December 2008
Meeting files, December 2008
[2 folders]
Meeting files, February 2009
[2 folders]
Minutes, February 2009
Meeting files, April 2009
[2 folders]
Minutes, April 2009
Meeting files, June 2009
Meeting files, August 2009
Box
2010/021 Minutes, June 2009
[2 folders]
Minutes, August 2009
[2 folders]
Meeting files, October 2009
[2 folders]
Minutes, October 2009
[2 folders]
Meeting files, December 2009
[2 folders]
Minutes, December 2009
[2 folders]
Meeting files, February 2010
[2 folders]
Minutes, February 2010
Meeting files, April 2010
[2 folders]
Minutes, April 2010
Meeting files, June 2010
[2 folders]
Minutes, June 2010
Meeting files, August 2010
Minutes, August 2010
Box
2011/037 Meeting files and agenda, October 2010
[2 folders]
Minutes, October 2010
Agenda and meeting files, December 2010
Minutes, December 2010
Agenda and meeting files, February 2011
[2 folders]
Minutes, February 2011
Agenda and meeting files, April 2011
[2 folders]
Minutes, April 2011
Agenda and meeting files, June 2011
[2 folders]
Minutes, June 2011
Agenda and meeting files, August 2011
[2 folders]
Box
2012/017 Agenda and meeting files, October 2011
[2 folders]
Minutes, October 2011
Agenda and meeting files, December 2011
[2 folders]
Minutes, December 2011
[2 folders]
Agenda and meeting files, February 2012
[2 folders]
Agenda and meeting files, April 2012
[2 folders]
Agenda and meeting files, June 2012
[2 folders]