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Overview

Agency History

Scope and Contents of the Records

Organization of the Records

Restrictions

Index Terms

Related Material

Administrative Information

Semi-Official Planning Board Members

Texas Planning Board Members

Subsequent Planning Board Members

Description of Series

Minutes, 1935-1939,

Correspondence, 1932-1939, undated (bulk 1934-1938),

Works Progress Administration studies, 1929-1937, undated (bulk 1935-1937),

Water basin studies, 1935-1938, undated,

Ground water studies, 1938,

Public Works Administration projects, 1935-1936,

Publications, 1935-1939,

Maps, charts and notes, 1914-1939, undated (bulk 1935-1938),

Press releases, 1936-1938, undated,

Clippings, 1931-1939, undated (bulk March 1935 - March 1939),

Administrative records, 1925-1939, undated (bulk 1935-1938),

Texas State Library and Archives Commission

Texas Planning Board:

An Inventory of Records at the Texas State Archives, 1914-1939, undated (bulk 1934-1939)



Overview

Creator: Texas Planning Board.
Title: Records
Dates: 1914-1939, undated
Dates: (bulk 1934-1939)
Abstract: The records of the Texas Planning Board consist of reports, maps, charts, photographs, minutes, financial materials, correspondence, public works projects files, press releases, and clippings, dating 1914-1939 and undated (bulk 1934-1939). The records cover the entire time span of the Board's existence, 1935-1939, with some earlier files dating back to 1914. The Board's research activities are documented through published and unpublished reports, maps, charts, photographs, notes, and reference materials. The water basin and ground water studies, and parts of staff project 6909, which focused on natural resources and economic conditions of the state, are the most thoroughly covered. Coverage of other subjects is generally limited to published reports, charts, and maps, and include mineral studies, public works projects, work with local planning boards, forestry and other industries, population studies, recreational facilities, and transportation.
Quantity: 19.43 cubic feet, 3 scrapbooks, 366 maps, 48 photographs
Repository: Texas State Archives

Agency History

A semi-official Texas Planning Board was created on May 21, 1934 by Governor Miriam A. Ferguson at the request of the United States National Resources Board. Its goals were to study the state's natural resources, initiate a long-range planning program outlining needed public works, and work in cooperation with the nation-wide planning program of the National Resources Board. As this Board was not legislatively mandated, it received no funds. Office space, equipment, and personnel were furnished by several state agencies. The National Resources Board supplied three consultants and a clerk. The Board was composed of fourteen members, several representing state agencies, i.e., the State Reclamation Engineer; the State Health Officer; a member of the State Board of Water Engineers; Chairman, Texas Railroad Commission; Chairman, Texas Highway Commission; and Director, Texas Forest Service. The first meeting of this Board was on July 2, 1934. The final meeting was jointly held with the official Planning Board on April 18, 1935. At this time, all records of the old Board were transferred to the new Board. Accomplishments of the old Board were the preparation of the bill creating the official Planning Board, and a comprehensive study of the people, environment, and natural resources of Texas. This study assembled information concerning basic conditions and desirable undertakings for improving the social and economic conditions of the people of the state.

The Texas Planning Board was established on March 16, 1935, when Governor James V Allred signed into law House Bill 197 of the 44th Legislature. The Board was created for four years and its authority was limited to making advisory reports and recommendations. It reported to the Governor, Legislature, and the various State and Federal agencies with which it worked. The Board was comprised of nine members. Three were ex-officio members, the State Highway Engineer, Chairman of the Board of Water Engineers, and the Secretary of State, who also served as the secretary of the Board. The other six were appointed by the Governor with the approval of the Senate, three of whom represented agriculture, labor, and reforestation. The Chairman of the Board was appointed by the Governor and the Vice-chairman was elected by the Board members. The Board employed a Director and small staff. The National Resources Board (formerly the National Planning Board) encouraged the formation of state planning boards to conduct state-wide planning in conjunction with its nation-wide planning program. Texas and other states forming such boards were furnished the services of consultants to assist with their planning programs.

Much of the Board's research was conducted through committees. Nine subject-oriented committees were appointed initially by the Board, each headed by a Board member. In later years, two or three more committees were added, chaired by private citizens. Committee members were selected from state universities, business and industry, and the public at large. The committees conducted studies, made reports, and drafted proposed legislation. Another committee, the Mapping Committee, had no particular subject affiliation. It prepared maps when needed for other committees' studies and reports. The function of the Board was to promote and assist in the conservation and development of the natural resources of the state. It was also empowered to work with the Federal government to acquire money for relief projects in Texas from the $4,880,000,000 relief bill approved by Congress. The Board developed a work program consisting of the following points: improvement of public health; determining a land use policy; conservation and utilization of surface and under-ground waters; determining mineral resources in the state and promoting their industrial development; preparing a policy of reforestation and placing forestry on a substained-yield basis; studying transportation and recommendations for improving the highway system and other modes of transportation; conducting a comprehensive industrial survey and encouraging development of Texas' industries; studying the state educational system; and studying various aspects of government and society.

It encouraged and assisted counties, cities, and regions in setting up planning boards to review and plan for smaller-scale projects. The Board itself concentrated on state-wide endeavors. The Board was successful in obtaining Federal relief money for a number of state-wide surveys and projects, and smaller-scale public works projects. It received funding and staff from the Works Progress Administration to assist in some of its research activities. These studies, known as staff project 6909, focused on the natural resources and economic conditions of the state. Other areas researched were: surface and underground water resources; land use; public health; forestry; industry; population composition and distribution; mineral resources; hydroelectric power; oyster production; education; low cost housing; revenue and taxation; transportation; recreational facilities; the 1939 New York World's Fair, and the Golden Gate International Exposition in San Francisco. A major undertaking was a study of the State's river basins, done in conjunction with a nation-wide water study conducted by the National Resources Committee (formerly National Resources Board). From this study, the Planning Board prepared a plan for the development of Texas rivers.

Several other research projects culminated in published reports. According to the Board, those pertaining to mineral resources and industry were particularly useful, as these promoted the business and industrial aspects of the state and its resources. The Board also supplied general and recreational information about Texas for tourists and other interested parties.

As a result of Board studies and investigations, several pieces of legislation were drafted. Proposed legislation included an act to control the labeling of milk; an act establishing mosquito control districts; a bill to create the State Department of Public Welfare; a bill to regulate and promote conservation of underground water; revisions to Texas mineral laws; and a bill to extend the life of the Board. The Legislature did not continue the Board and it ceased to exist on March 16, 1939. The Board held a special meeting on March 13 at which disposition of its books, records, and equipment was decided.

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Scope and Contents of the Records

The records of the Texas Planning Board consist of reports, maps, charts, photographs, minutes, financial materials, correspondence, public works projects files, press releases, and clippings, dating 1914-1939 and undated (bulk 1934-1939). The records cover the entire time span of the Board's existence, 1935-1939, with some earlier files dating back to 1914. The Board's research activities are documented through published and unpublished reports, maps, charts, photographs, notes, and reference materials. The water basin and ground water studies, and parts of staff project 6909, which focused on natural resources and economic conditions of the state, are the most thoroughly covered. Coverage of other subjects is generally limited to published reports, charts, and maps, and include mineral studies, public works projects, work with local planning boards, forestry and other industries, population studies, recreational facilities, and transportation. The correspondence files have several gaps, D-Z for 1934-1935, and P-Z, for 1936-1939. Records documenting committee activities, such as minutes, correspondence, and internal reports are not present. The semi-official Board of 1934-1935 is poorly documented in these materials, with coverage limited to a small amount of correspondence, a few maps, and charts.

The Works Progress Administration studies series was removed from this finding aid due to the electronic file size limitations imposed by the online finding aid web site (TARO). If you are reading this electronicially, a link to the removed series can be found in description of the series affected. If you are reading this in paper in the Archives search room, the finding aid for the affected series will be found in a separate divider within this binder.

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Organization of the Records

These records are organized into eleven series and seven subseries:
Minutes, 1935-1939, 0.24 cubic ft.
Correspondence, 1932-1939, undated (bulk 1934-1938), 3.99 cubic ft., 1 photograph
Works Progress Administration studies, 1929-1937, undated (bulk 1935-1937), 2.31 cubic ft., 53 maps
Water basin studies, 1935-1938, undated, 3.88 cubic ft., 58 maps, 42 photographs
Ground water studies, 1938, 0.24 cubic ft.
Public Works Administration projects, 1935-1936, 0.84 cubic ft.
  • Proposals, 1935, 0.8 cubic ft.
  • Status logs, 1935-1936, fractional
Publications, 1935-1939, 2.66 cubic ft., 24 maps
Maps, charts, and notes, 1914-1939, undated (bulk 1935-1938), 1.22 cubic ft., 230 maps, 5 photographs
Press releases, 1936-1938, undated, 0.1 cubic ft.
Clippings, 1931-1939 (bulk 1935-1939), undated, 4.52 cubic ft.
  • Subject files, 1931-1939 (bulk 1935-1938), undated, 4.52 cubic ft.
  • Scrapbooks, 1936-1939, 1.59 cubic ft. (3 scrapbooks)
Administrative records, 1925-1939 (bulk 1935-1938), undated, 1.2 cubic ft.
  • Financial records, 1935-1939, 0.3 cubic ft.
  • Legislative materials, 1925-1938, undated, 0.6 cubic ft.
  • Office files, 1927-1939, 0.3 cubic ft.

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Restrictions

Restrictions on Access

None.

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.).

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

Some of the maps are too large to photocopy.

Technical Requirements

None.

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Index Terms

The terms listed here were used to catalog the records. The terms can be used to find similar or related records.
Corporate Names:
United States. Works Progress Administration.
United States. Public Works Administration.
United States. National Resources Planning Board.
United States. National Resources Committee.
United States. National Resources Board.
Subjects:
Water resources development--Texas.
Natural resources--Texas.
Regional planning--Texas.
Mines and mineral resources--Texas.
Public works--Texas.
Land use--Texas--Planning.
Water supply--Texas.
Forests and Forestry--Texas.
Flood control--Texas.
Places:
Texas--Economic conditions.
Texas--Public works.
Document Types:
Maps--Texas--Planning--1914-1939.
Reports--Texas--Planning--1935-1939.
Correspondence--Texas--Planning--1932-1939.
Notes--Texas--Planning--1932-1939.
Photographs--Texas--Planning--1934-1939.
Administrative records--Texas--Planning--1934-1939.
Functions:
Planning.
Developing natural resources.

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Related Material

The following materials are offered as possible sources of further information on the agencies and subjects covered by the records. The listing is not exhaustive.

Texas State Archives
Texas Governor Miriam Ferguson, Records, 1912-1935 (bulk 1924-1927, 1933-1935), 42.09 cubic ft.
Texas Governor James V Allred, Records, 1931-1939 (bulk 1935-1938), 54.05 cubic ft.
Texas Governor W. Lee O'Daniel, Records, 1938-1941, undated (bulk 1939-1941), 73.79 cubic ft.
Texas, State Reclamation Engineer, Historical files, ca. 1902-1960, 95 cubic ft. [unprocessed - 1982/006]
Texas State Board of Control, Records, 1854, 1885-1890, 1909-1979, undated, 103.47 cubic ft. [Restricted]
Center for American History, University of Texas at Austin
Texas Planning Board Land Use Commission Papers
National Archives and Records Administration
National Resources Planning Board Records
Publications
Regional Planning, Part IV - Upper Rio Grande, National Resources Committee, 1938
The Pecos River Joint Investigation, National Resources Planning Board, 1942

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Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

(Identify the item and cite the series), Records, Texas Planning Board. Archives and Information Services Division, Texas State Library and Archives Commission.

Accession Information

Accession numbers: 1965/100, 1972/93, 1984/140, 1987/56, 1987/59

These records were transferred to the Texas State Archives by the Texas Secretary of State during the 1940-1942 biennium and in April, 1966; and by the State Records Division on February 18, 1972. Additional records were photocopied through the courtesy of Sul Ross State University on December 11, 1986; and Geoffrey M. Henebry on December 23, 1986.

Processing Information

Laura K. Saegert, April 1987

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 Semi-Official Planning Board Members 

May 1934 - March 1935

  • Chairman, Marvin C. Nichols, Consulting Engineer, Fort Worth
  • Vice-chairman, A.M. Vance, State Reclamation Engineer, Austin
  • Secretary, Dr. A.B. Cox, Director, Bureau of Business Research, University of Texas, Austin
  • Terrell Bartlett, Consulting Engineer, San Antonio (resigned from Board, was appointed as a consultant)
  • Dr. J.W. Brown, State Health Officer, Austin
  • C.S. Clark, member, State Board of Water Engineers, Austin
  • E.N. Noyes, Consulting Engineer, Dallas (was unable to accept appointment)
  • Jack Rafferty, Consulting Engineer, Houston
  • Lon Smith, Chairman, Texas Railroad Commission, Austin
  • Dr. E.H. Sellards, Director, Bureau of Economic Geology, University of Texas, Austin
  • E.O. Siecke, Director, Texas Forest Service, College Station
  • T.U. Taylor, Dean, School of Engineering, University of Texas, Austin
  • E.A. Wood, Consulting Engineer, Dallas (resigned from the Board, was appointed as a consultant)
  • John Wood, Chairman, Texas Highway Commission, Austin

The positions which became vacant on the Semi-Official Planning Board were not refilled.

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 Texas Planning Board Members 

Original Board, appointed March 1935

  • Chairman, W.M. Massie, Banker, Fort Worth, March 1935 - March 1939
  • Vice-chairman, Hull Youngblood, Manufacturer, San Antonio, March 1935 - March 1939
  • Secretary, Gerald C. Mann, Secretary of State (ex-officio member), March - August 1935
  • Wilbur C. Hawk, Publisher, Amarillo, March 1935 - February 1936
  • E.L. Kurth, Lufkin, (representing reforestation), March 1935 - March 1939
  • R.C. Hopping, Lubbock, (representing agriculture), March 1935 - May 1937
  • Wallace C. Reilly, Dallas, (representing organized labor), March 1935 - October 1936
  • John A. Norris, Chairman, State Board of Water Engineers (ex-officio member), March 1935 - March 1936
  • Gibb Gilchrist, State Highway Engineer (ex-officio member), March 1935 - September 1937
  • Planning Board Director, E.A. Wood, March 1935 - March 1939

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 Subsequent Planning Board Members 

As positions on the Board became vacant, they were filled by the following individuals:

  • Secretary, R.B. Stanford, Secretary of State (ex-officio member), September 1935 - August 1936
  • C.S. Clark, Chairman, State Board of Water Engineers (ex-officio member), March 1936 - March 1939
  • Tom Cotten, Amarillo, March 1936 - March 1939
  • Secretary, B.P. Matocha, Secretary of State (ex-officio member), August 1936 - January 1937
  • Travis J. Lewis, Fort Worth, November 1936 - March 1939
  • Secretary, Edward Clark, Secretary of State (ex-officio member), February 1937 - December 1938
  • A.H. Leidigh, Lubbock, June 1937 - March 1939
  • Julian Montgomery, State Highway Engineer (ex-officio member), October 1937 - March 1939
  • Secretary, Tom L. Beauchamp, Secretary of State (ex-officio member), January - March 1939

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Detailed Description of the Records

 

Minutes, 1935-1939,
0.24 cubic ft. (in two volumes)

Records are the minutes of the Texas Planning Board, dating April 1935- March 1939. The Board met regularly on a monthly basis. Some interim meetings were held, usually for discussion of special projects. Except for a possible March 1936 meeting, the minutes appear to be a complete record of the Board. The minutes of the semi-official Board are not present. At its meetings, the Board approved the monthly payroll and expenditures, heard reports from committees and the Board's Director, discussed projects, passed resolutions, entertained project recommendations from consultants and others, and read letters concerning routine business. Some of the letters and reports are transcribed in the minutes and expenditures are listed. Topics covered include the numerous projects the Board was involved with, such as those involving economic conditions in the state, use of natural resources, water studies, public works, and regional planning activities.
Arrangement
Minutes are arranged chronologically, as maintained by the Board.
Preferred Citation
(Identify the item), Minutes, Records, Texas Planning Board. Archives and Information Services Division, Texas State Library and Archives Commission.
Box
017-1 Minutes, volume 1, 1935 - 1937
Minutes, volume 2, 1938 - 1939

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Correspondence, 1932-1939, undated (bulk 1934-1938),
3.99 cubic ft., 1 photograph

Records are the correspondence of the Texas Planning Board, and one photograph, covering the years 1932-1939 and undated (bulk 1934-1938). Subjects covered in these letters include industry, minerals, water resources, forestry, planning, city and county planning boards, agriculture, Works Progress Administration (WPA) and Public Works Administration (PWA) projects, and routine business matters, e.g., requests for information and copies of publications, employment requests, acknowledgments, invitations, and regrets. Incoming letters were largely addressed to the Board or its Director, E.A. Wood. Outgoing letters were usually signed by Wood, his assistant, or one of the Board members. Correspondence from most of the Board members is present, including Marvin C. Nichols, E.L. Kurth, Julian Montgomery, Tom Cotten, Gibb Gilchrist, C.S. Clark, R.C. Hopping, and Edward Clark. Notably missing are files of Hull Youngblood and W.M. Massie. Board members files are generally comprised of letters from E.A. Wood concerning upcoming meeting agendas, special projects, or committee business; and replies to Wood. Other significant files are those of Terrell Bartlett, the Board's consultant on the National Resources Committee; James B. Crane, the Board's Washington representative; Roger Busfield, assistant to the Director; Governor James Allred; and the National Resources Committee. A few letters were moldy and brittle due to water damage. Because of their deteriorating condition, these items were electrostatically copied and the originals destroyed. The correspondence is filed in two groups, 1934-1935, and 1936-1939. The earlier group consists of alphabetical files of correspondents and subjects, while the latter group is comprised largely of alphabetical correspondent files. Unfortunately, much of the correspondence from both groups is missing: D-Z files for 1934-1935; and P-Z files for 1936-1939. In spite of these gaps, good coverage of Board activities can be found in the latter group.
Arrangement
The correspondence is filed into two groups, 1934-1935, and 1936-1939. The earlier group consists of alphabetical files of correspondents and subjects, while the latter group is comprised largely of alphabetical correspondent files.
Preferred Citation
(Identify the item), Correspondence, Records, Texas Planning Board. Archives and Information Services Division, Texas State Library and Archives Commission.
Box Folder
017-1 Correspondence, 1934 - 1935
1. A, November 1934 - October 1935
2. Aviation, A - M, November 1934 - October 1935
3. Aviation, R - T, April - October 1935
4. B, January - October 1935
5-10 Bartlett, Terrell, Consultant, August 1934 - October 1935
11. Bishop, L.L., forest supervisor, July 1934 - June 1935
12. Burlew, E.K., Federal Emergency Administration for Public Works, November 1934 - June 1935
Box Folder
017-2 1-2. Carl, J.J., statistical coordinator, WPA, July - October 1935
3. Carpenter, J.C., American Society of Civil Engineers, May - November 1935
4. Carter, W.T., Bureau of Chemistry and Soils, U.S. Department of Agriculture, November 1934 - July 1935
5. Chaudoin, Barney A., Kerrville State Park, May 1935
6-7. Coastwise Shipping, June 1935
8. Coleman City Planning Commission, January and May 1935
9. Cox, A.B., Bureau of Business Research, University of Texas, August 1934 - May 1935
Planning, memoranda from University of Texas:
10. 1932, undated
11. Drafts and memoranda, 1933 - 1934, undated
12-13. June - August 1934
Correspondence, 1936 - 1939
14. Ad - Ak, February - November 1937
15-18. Allred, Governor James V, January 1937 - January 1939, undated
19. Al - Am, June 1937 - January 1938
20. An, March - November 1937
21. Ar - Au, February - December 1937
22. Attorney General, December 1936 - August 1937
23-24. Bartlett, Terrell, December 1936 - October 1937
25. Ba, February 1937 - June 1938
26. Be - Bl, December 1936 - October 1937
27. Board of Control, April 1936 - January 1938
28. Bo, January - December 1937
29. Bra - Bri, January - November 1937
30. Bro, January 1937 - February 1938
31-32. Browne, Bertram, Grace Mining Company, August 1936 - November 1937
Box Folder
017-3 1-2. Buchanan, J.P., December 1936 - March 1937
3. Bu, January - December 1937
4. Bureaus, miscellaneous, April 1935; October - December 1937, undated
5. Bureau of Agricultural Economics, March - October 1937
6. Bureau of Business Research, January - June 1937
7. Bureau of Engineering Research, April 1936 - April 1937
8. Bureau of Fisheries, August - September 1937
9. Bureau of Mines, March 1936 - November 1937
Busfield, Roger:
10. A - D, August 1936; January - May 1937
11. E - J, January - May 1937
12. K - L, February - May 1937
13. M - O, January - April 1937
14. P - S, October 1936 - April 1937
15. T - W, January - May 1937
16. Ca, February - November 1937
17. Callan, T.C., January - June 1937
18. Carpenter, J.C., March - November 1937
19. Carter, C.B., July - August 1937
20. Centennial Exposition, August 1935
21. Ch, January 1937 - February 1938
Chambers of Commerce:
22. Abilene - Corpus Christi, August 1935; January 1936 - August 1938
23. Dallas, February 1936 - August 1937
24. El Paso - Flatonia, May 31 - July 1937
25-26. Fort Worth, January - September 1937
27. Georgetown - Henderson, June 1936 - September 1937
28. Houston, June 1937 - February 1938
29-30. Roland A. Laird, February - August 1937
31. Jefferson - Mineral Wells, April 1936 - December 1937
32. Nacogdoches - Temple, September 1936 - February 1938
33. Terrell - Yoakum, March and June 1935; September 1936 - January 1938
34. Out-of-state, March - October 1937
35. Cl, July 1936; February - December 1937
36-37. Clark, C.S., January - November 1937, undated
Box Folder
017-4 1. Clark, Edward, Secretary of State, January - December 1937, undated
2. Clifton, Albert T., February - December 1937
3. Cob - Con, January - December 1937
4. Coo - Coy, February - December 1937
5-7. Connally, Senator Tom, January 1936 - December 1937
8. Conner, A.B., February - June 1937
9-10. Cotten, Tom W., January - December 1937
11-12. Cox, George W., January - September 1937; undated
13. Cr, February 1937 - January 1938
14-17. Crane, James B., August 1936; January - August 1937
18. Crockett, L.R., April - October 1937
19. Cu, January - October 1937
20. Da, January 1937 - April 1938
21-22. Dallas News, January 1935 - November 1936
23. Dallas News, Victor Schoffelmayer, May 1936 - October 1937
24. Dancy, Oscar C., January - June 1937
25. Davis, A.B., May - September 1937
26. Davis, J. Frank, March - April 1937
27. Davidson, Howard C., October 1936 - October 1937
28. De, June 1937 - April 1938
29. Department of Commerce, April 1937
30. Di, April - October 1937
31. Dickerson, Walter E., February 1936, January - October 1937
32. Do, December 1935 - February 1938
33. Dr, August - November 1937
34. Du, June 1937 - January 1938
Box Folder
017-5 1. Duncan, Frank, March - April 1937
2. Dy, December 1936 - April 1937, October 1937
3. Ea, January - September 1937
4. East Texas Chamber of Commerce, February - September 1937
5. Ec - Ed, June 1937 - February 1938
6. Ehlers, V.M., January - November 1937
7. El - En, January - December 1937
8. Es - Eu, September 1936 - October 1937
9. Ev - Ew, April 1937 - February 1938
10. Fa, July 1936 - November 1937
11. Farmer, Clarence E., February - August 1937
12. Fe, January 1936 - August 1937
13. Felty, Fred, July - November 1937
14. Fi, September - October 1935, May 1936 - August 1937
15-20. Fitz-William, C.B.R. and Co., November 1936 - September 1937
21. Fl, November 1936 - October 1937
22. Foc - Fos, May 1935 - December 1937
23. Fou - Foy, December 1936 - December 1937
24. Fr, August 1936 - October 1937
25. Franke Tanning and Manufacturing, November 1935
26. Fu, January - April 1937, undated
27. Gab - Gal, January 1936 - January 1938
28. Gam - Gau, May 1935, February - November 1936, March 1938
29. Gabbard, L.P., February - June 1937
30. Gammie, Tom G., Oklahoma State Planning Board, March 1937 - January 1938
31. Ge, July 1935, July 1936 - December 1937
32. Gi, May 1935, February 1936 - February 1938
33-34. Gilchrist, Gibb, January - September 1937
35. Government and Social Aspects Committee, March 1936 - October 1937
36. Government and Social Aspects Committee, Travis J. Lewis, January - August 1937
Box Folder
017-6 1. Gra - Gref, May 1935 - June 1938
2. Greg - Gru, August 1935 - May 1937
3. Graves, Harry N., House of Representatives, December 1936 - August 1937
4. Gu, December 1935 - January 1938
5. Hac - Hal, June 1935 - August 1937
6. Ham - Hare, October 1935, May 1936 - December 1937
7. Harg - Harw, December 1935 - January 1938
8. Has - Haw, September 1934, April 1935 - November 1937
9. Halcomb, W.W. (Hick), October 1936, July - September 1937
10. Hale, Jack, May 1937
11. Hampton, Ireland, February - November 1937
12. Harris, M.M., March - June 1937
13. Hayden, W.G., February - July 1937
14. Hea - Henn, November 1935, August 1936 - November 1937
15. Henr - Hey, November 1935 - November 1937
16. Hi, May - June 1935; June 1936 - October 1937
17. Hinton, Carl, February and December 1937
18. Hod - Hol, March 1935, February 1936 - January 1938
19. Hoo - Hos, June 1935 - September 1937
20. Hou - How, March 1935 - November 1937
21-22. Hopping, Judge R.C., January - June 1937
23. Horner, W.W., March 1937
24. Hub - Hul, November 1935, October 1936 - September 1937
25. Hum - Hus, February 1935 - April 1938
26. Hy, March - May 1937
27. I, January 1935 - March 1938
28. Ja, May 1936 - July 1937
29. James, Harlean, American Planning and Civic Association, February - April 1937
30. Je, July 1936, February - April 1937
31. Jo, July 1935 - December 1937
32. Johnson, Lyndon B., Congress, House of Representatives, April - December 1937
33. Jones, February 1936 - October 1937
34. Jones, Marvin, Congress, House of Representatives, February 1935 - October 1936
Box Folder
017-7 1. Karakul sheep, March - December 1937
2. Ke, July 1936 - November 1937
3. Kelley, W.R., May - September 1937
4. Kemper, I.H., president, Sugarland Industries, December 1936 - May 1937
5-6. Kerr, J.T., Missouri-Kansas-Texas Railway, June 1936 - November 1937
7. Ki - Kl, October 1935 - November 1937
8-9. Klein, H.C., October 1936 - June 1937
10. Kn, November 1935, November 1936 - November 1937
11. Ko, January 1936 - January 1938
12. Kr - Ku, June 1936, November 1937
13. Krom, Steve A., December 1935, December 1936 - July 1937
14-17. Kurth, E.L., January - December 1937
18. Lac - Lan, May 1936 - December 1937
19. Lar - Law, October 1935 - December 1937
20. Lawrence, R.H., WPA, March - May 1937
21. Lea - Lem, June 1935 - August 1937
22. Leo - Lew, May 1935, January 1936 - March 1938
23. League of Texas Municipalities, E.E. McAdam, March - November 1937
24. Leonard, Paige, Librarian, Federal Power Commission, December 1936 - July 1937
25. Li - Ll, August 1936 - March 1937
26 Libraries, A - N, June 1935, January 1936 - February 1938
27. Libraries, R - W, July 1936, March 1937 - April 1938
28. Livestock Sanitary Commission, J.L. Wardlaw, Chairman, December 1935, May - June 1936
29. Loc - Lon, December 1935 - October 1937
Box Folder
017-8 1. Loo - Loy, February 1936 - October 1937
2. Lowry, Robert L., Jr., Bureau of Reclamation, May - August 1937
3. Lu - Ly, October 1935 - December 1937
4. Mac - Mai, April 1936 - May 1938
5. Mal - Mar, March 1935 - December 1937
6. Mas - May, April 1935 - October 1937
7. Manufacturers Record, January - December 1937
8. Marks, E.H., January - April 1937
9. Martsolf Industrial Corporation, March 1936 - January 1937
10. Matagorda Bay Oyster Farms, Inc., August - December 1937
11. Mayes, Wendell, editor, County Progress, February - June 1937
12. McAdams, E.D., June 1935
13. McCa - McCl, January 1936 - October 1937
14. McCo - McCr, March 1936 - November 1937
15. McD, January 1936 - December 1937
16. McDonald, William H., Commissioner, General Land Office, January - September 1937
17. McE - McF, June 1935, November 1937
18. McFarlane, W.D., Congress, House of Representatives, June 1935, April 1936, December 1937
19. McG, September 1935, February 1936 - November 1937
20. McI - McL, January 1936 - October 1937
21. McM, March 1937 - January 1938
22. McN, April 1936 - July 1937
23. Mea - Men, May 1936 - December 1937
24. Mer - Met, August 1936 - October 1937
25. Meyers, Noyes and Forrest, Consulting Engineers, February - September 1937
26. Mi, November 1935, August 1936 - November 1937
27. Milwhite Company, January 1936 - July 1937
Mineral Resources:
28. A - B, 1936
29. Ca - Ce, 1936
30. Ch - D, 1936
31. E - F, 1936
32. G - He, 1936
33. Hi - J, 1936
34. K - Mac, 1936
35. Mak - P, 1936
36. R - T, 1936
37. U - Z, 1936
Box Folder
017-9 1. Mof - Moore, September 1935 - December 1937
2. Mor - Mos, August 1936 - November 1937
3. Montfort, P.T., Department of Agricultural Engineering, Texas A&M University, December 1936 - November 1937
4. Montgomery, Julian, January - December 1937
5. Morgan, Sidney, Secretary, U.S. Tariff Commission, December 1936 - August 1937
6. Mu - My, June 1935, March 1936 - November 1937
7. Na, April 1936, March - December 1937
8. Ne, November 1935 - January 1938
9. Ni, April 1936 - October 1937, June 1938
National Resources Committee:
10. General, March and October 1937, undated
11-12. Charles W. Elliott, January - October 1937
13-14. Harold Merrill, January - August 1937
15-16. Earl O. Mills, July - December 1937
17. Robert H. Randall, March - November 1937
18. New Braunfels Leather Works, November and December 1935
19. Newspapers, C - O, December 1935, November 1936 - January 1938
20. Newspapers, S - T, January - November 1937
21-25. Nichols, Marvin C., September 1934 - December 1937
26. Nickell, C.O., August 1935, December - August 1937
27. No, November 1935 - January 1938
28. Norris, John A., Brazos River Conservation and Reclamation District, February - November 1937
29. Oa - Od, April - October 1937
30. Ol, March - December 1937
31. Op - Ow, January - August 1937
32. Port Arthur Bridge Commission, January 1937, undated
33. San Antonio Tanning Company, November 1935
34. Texas Tanning and Manufacturing Company, January - December 1935
35. Thomason, R.E., Congress, House of Representatives, March 1937

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Works Progress Administration studies, 1929-1937, undated (bulk 1935-1937),
2.31 cubic ft., 53 maps

This series consists of reports and maps, dating 1929-1937 and undated (bulk 1935-1937), from a project sponsored by the United States Works Progress Administration (WPA). This was WPA federal project No. 3, better known as Texas Planning Board Staff Project 6909. This project was designed to assist the Board, through additional staff and funding, in its studies of the natural resources and economic conditions of the state. Data gathered was used to promote economic expansion and development, primarily in the fields of agriculture and industry. Other areas studied were forestry, commodity trade, public health, transportation, water resources, and mineral resources. In addition to topical research, this project provided clerical and technical assistance to the Bureaus of Economic Geology, Engineering Research, and Business Research, all at the University of Texas, to assist with research undertaken by these departments. A report summarizing the work done on this project through March 1937 is present at the end of this series. Included with these materials are the WPA Project Proposal for mineral studies, correspondence, copies of government documents, and a few articles possibly not part of this research project. Folder titles of these latter items are preceded by an asterisk, to distinguish them from known project documents.
Notably missing from these materials are the reports covering the state's eleemosynary institutions, minerals, and water resources. Some of the miscellaneous hydrology materials in the Maps, Charts, and Notes series may be part of these studies. Many of these items were moldy and brittle due to water damage. Because of their deteriorating condition, these materials have been electrostatically copied and the originals destroyed.
If you are reading this electronically, click on the link to go the full finding aid - Texas Planning Board, Works Progress Administration Studies. If you are reading this in paper, the series finding aid is found in a separate divider within the binder.

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Water basin studies, 1935-1938, undated,
3.88 cubic ft., 58 maps, 42 photographs

These records consist of background data gathered and compiled for river basin studies, project proposals, revisions of a National Resources Committee report, maps, proposed project description sheets, and committee files containing correspondence, minutes, and membership lists, dating 1935-1938, undated. This series consists of materials compiled during a study of river drainage basins undertaken by the Water Resources Committee of the National Resources Committee. The chair of the state planning board and some members of the Planning Board's Water Resource Committee were involved with the project.
Historical sketch
This was a nation-wide project, supported by President Franklin Roosevelt, to construct a national plan for flood control and preservation, and to further develop water and soil conservation measures. The nation was divided into drainage basin districts, each represented by a committee of federal, state, and local officials familiar with each basin and its water control problems. State representatives included the chair of the state planning board and some members of the Planning Board's water resources committee. The basin districts covering Texas rivers were the Southwest Mississippi Drainage Basin, which included the Canadian, and Upper and Lower Red River basins; and the Western Gulf Drainage Basin, covering the Sabine, Neches, Trinity, San Jacinto, Colorado, Brazos, Guadalupe, Nueces, the Upper and Low Rio Grande, and Pecos River basins. The Planning Board, largely through its Water Resources Committee, gathered natural, industrial, and economic data on each river basin. Various water control authorities recommended projects to alleviate some of the water problems present in their respective districts. Much of this information was compiled in a preliminary report published by the National Resources Committee in 1936. Drainage Basins Problems and Programs contains a general description of each river basin and its water related problems, and a prioritized list of proposed projects for controlling them. These proposals included construction of dams and reservoirs; other flood, irrigation, and erosion control measures; and building or upgrading sewage treatment facilities. The National Resources Committee's Basin Committee met in October and November of 1937 to review, update, and revise Drainage Basin Problems and Programs. Based on reports received from the files, the project lists were extensively amended; new projects were added, some old proposals were removed, and other were ranked. A summary report containing recommended programs and policies for the country was presented to the President in early 1938. Detailed reports for each basin were later individually published.
Arrangement
General studies and committee files are arranged chronologically, while records of each basin are filed alphabetically by basin and arranged by type.
Preferred Citation
(Identify the item), Water basin studies, Records, Texas Planning Board. Archives and Information Services Division, Texas State Library and Archives Commission.
Box Folder
017-14 Folders 1-38 constitute general reference materials gathered for the 1936 study of water basin problems.
1. Water Resources Studies Outline, undated
2. Characteristics of Minimum Annual Runoff - Principal Rivers of Texas, 1936
3. Characteristics of Average Runoff - Principal Rivers of Texas, 1936
Water development questionnaires:
4. List of questionnaires mailed out, undated
5. City of Austin, September 1936
6. Beaumont Rice Mills, November 1936
7. Bexar, Medina, Atascosa Counties, Water Improvement District No. 1, October 1936
8. Brown County Water Improvement District No. 1, September 1936
9. Cameron County Water Improvement District No. 1, September 1936
10. Cameron County Water Improvement District No. 2, October 1936
11. Cameron County Water Control and Improvement District No. 5, October 1936
12. Cameron County Water Control and Improvement District No. 6, October 1936
13. Central Power and Light Company, San Antonio, September 1936
14. City of Corpus Christi, September 1936
15. Donna Irrigation District, Hidalgo County No. 1, [1936]
16. City of Graham, September 1936
17. [Guadalupe River], authors of questionnaire unknown, [1936]
18. Gulf Coast Water Company, November 1936
19. Miss Maud Hickman, Houston, October - November 1936
20. Hidalgo County Water Improvement District No. 2, [1936]
21. Hidalgo County Water Improvement District No. 3, October 1936
22. Hidalgo County Water Improvement District No. 7, September 1936
23. Hidalgo and Cameron Counties Water Control and Improvement District No. 9, September 1936
24. La Feria Water Control and Improvement District, Cameron County, No. 3, October 1936
25. City of New Braunfels, September 1936
26. Red Bluff Water Power Control District, September - October 1936
27. Reeves County Water Improvement District No. 1, September 1936
28. South Texas Water Company, December 1936 - January 1937
29. City of Sweetwater, September 1936
30. Tarrant County Water Control and Improvement District No. 1, October 1936
31. United Irrigation Company, September 1936
32. Wichita County Water Improvement District Nos. 1 & 2, September 1936, undated
33. City of Waco, September 1936
34. List of questionnaires mailed to R.J. Tipton, October 1936
Municipal water service questionnaires:
35. List of cities of 10,000 population or more, undated
36. Austin - Ennis, 1936
37. Galveston - New Braunfels, 1936
38. Orange - Yoakum, 1936
National Resources Committee:
39. Procedures for Drainage Basin Study revision, September 1937
40. U.S. Senate documents concerning flood control, June - August 1937
41. Preliminary membership for Basin Committees, October 1937
42. Membership for Western Gulf Drainage Basin Committees A, B, C, for October 22-23, 1937 meeting
43. Minutes of Meeting of Western Gulf Drainage Basin Committee, October 22-23, 1937
44. Membership list of the Western Gulf Drainage Basin Committees A, B, C, for December 3-4, 1937 meeting
45. Master index to text revisions
46. Western Gulf Drainage Basin, report revision, January 1938
47. Western Gulf Drainage Basin, report revision, February 1938
48-53. Correspondence, September 3 - November 24, 1937
Box Folder
017-15 National Resources Committee:
1-3. Correspondence, November 26,1937 - January 17, 1938; August 11, 1938
Southwest Mississippi Basin Committee:
4-5. Correspondence, July - December 1, 1937
6. Pages from report on drainage basin problems, on Lower Red River area, undated
7. Committee B, petition to N.R.C. from Denison Chamber of Commerce, concerning Red River project, March 1937
8. Committee C, minutes and membership list from October 19, 1937 meeting
9. Committee D, minutes and membership list from October 20, 1937 meeting
Western Gulf Basin Committee:
10. Committee A, minutes of meeting of Sabine - Neches Basin Committee, June 17, 1938
11. Committee A, correspondence, October 11 - December 8, 1937
12. Committee A, pages from report on drainage basin problems, Sabine and Trinity basins, undated
13-14. Committee B, correspondence, October 7, 1937 - January 14, 1938
15. Committee B, pages from report on drainage basin problems, Brazos, Colorado, Guadalupe, and Nueces basins, undated
16. Committee C, correspondence, October 11 - December 6, 1937
Statewide river basin projects, PWA project reports, 1936:
17. Survey of ground water resources
18. Construction of sewage and water facilities in Texas cities
19. Ten year study of principal water problems
20. Extension of facilities for hydrologic determinations
21. Aerial mapping of entire state
22. Statewide river basin study, data on reservoirs, levees, and drainage districts, 1936
Canadian basin:
1936 study:
23. Farm data
24. Industrial data
25. Population data
26. Report on Canadian River Basin, August 1936
27. PWA project reports, City of Whitedeer Water System and two reservoirs in Oldham and Potter Counties, 1936
Map-case
Map 6659 Canadian River Watershed in Texas, by Charles B. Metcalfe, 1935-1936
Box Folder
017-15 28. Text revisions from 1st and 2nd N.R.C. Basin Committee meetings, 1937
29. Revised project lists, from N.R.C. Basin Committee meetings, 1937
30. Comments on and revisions of project description sheets, by State Board of Water Engineers, 1937
31-32. Correspondence, September 2 - November 30, 1938
33. Revised draft of Canadian Basin Report, November 1938
Colorado - Brazos basin:
1936 study:
34-35. Farm data, Brazos basin
36-37. Farm data, Colorado basin
38-39. Industrial data, Brazos basin
40-41. Industrial data, Colorado basin
42-44. Population data, Brazos basin
45-47. Population data, Colorado basin
Box Folder
017-16 1. Reservoirs, levees, and drainage district data, Brazos basin
2. Reservoirs, levees, and drainage district data, Colorado basin
3. Report, Arroyo Colorado Navigation District, Cameron and Willacy Counties, on proposed barge channel, [1937]
4. Report of the Central Colorado River Authority on flood water and water conservation, October 1936
[Note: The photographs mentioned in this report are probably the same ones filed with the revised report, done in October 1937. See photos 1984/140-3 thru 9.]
5. Report of the Central Colorado Authority on flood water and water conservation, December 1936
6. Revised Report of the Central Colorado River Authority, on three proposed dams, October 1937
7. Statement, Central West Texas Conservation and Flood Control Association, on Colorado River, October 1936
8. Lower Colorado River Reclamation Study, State Reclamation Department, 1936
9. Report for Colorado River hearing of July 6, 1936, Matagorda County Conservation and Reclamation District 1, 1936
10. Report submitted by Lower Colorado River Flood Control Association at public hearing, July 6, 1936
11. Report of Lower Colorado River, by Lower Colorado River Flood Control Association, July 25, 1936
12-13. Report, relating to flood damage by Colorado River in Wharton County, by Wharton County Flood Control Association, October 20, 1936
14. Review and report of the Lower Colorado River, by Lower Colorado River Flood Control Association, January 25, 1937
15. Supplemental report on Lower Colorado River, by Lower Colorado River Flood Control Association, April 10, 1937
16-17. Review and Report of Lower Colorado River, in support of navigation, by Lower Colorado River Flood Control Association, October 27, 1937
18. Application by Upper Colorado River Authority for Survey of Coke and Tom Green Counties, December 5, 1936
19-22. Statement, by Upper Colorado River Authority on Colorado and Concho Rivers, October 20, 1936
23. Statement, by Upper Colorado River Authority on Colorado and Concho Rivers, supplemental material, January 1937
24. Brief submitted by Brown County Water Improvement District No. 1, December 1936
25. N.R.C. Basin Report, first draft, undated
26-27. Text revisions from 1st N.R.C. Basin Committee meeting, 1937
28-32. Revised project lists, from N.R.C. Basin Committee meeting, Brazos basin, 1937
Box Folder
017-17 1-4. Revised project lists, from N.R.C. Basin Committee meeting, Colorado basin, 1937
5. Revised project lists, from N.R.C. Basin Committee meeting, joint basin projects, 1937
6-9. Comments on and revisions of project description sheets, by State Board of Water Engineers, 1937
Guadalupe basin:
1936 study:
10. Farm data
11. Industrial data
12. Population data
13. Reservoirs, levees, and drainage district data
14-16. Report, PWA Docket 1547, projects along Guadalupe River, filed by the Guadalupe - Blanco River Authority, 1936
[pages unnumbered]
17-18. Supplemental material for PWA docket 1547, covering flood damage in Hays County, 1936
19. Brief concerning Guadalupe - Blanco River Conservancy Project, December, 1936
20. Summary of Report on Canyon dam site along the Guadalupe, ca. 1936
21. Details of flood damage along the Guadalupe in DeWitt County, December, 1936
Map-case Folder
OS Planning Board Map Drawer 3. Charts pertaining to the Wimberly Reservoir, Blanco River, Hydrograph - Natural Flow Duration, Controlled Flow Flood Control - Irrigation, Reservoir Performance - Discharge, by the Corps of Engineers, U.S. Army, U.S. Engineer's Office, Galveston, 1932
Map-case
Map 6678 Blanco River Reservoir, Map and Profile, Flood Control - Irrigation, by Corps of Engineers, U.S. Army, U.S. Engineer's Office, Galveston, 1932
Map-case
Map 6679 Proposed Blanco River Irrigation District, by Corps of Engineers, U.S. Army, U.S. Engineer's Office, Galveston, 1932
Map-case Folder
OS Planning Board Map Drawer 3. Wimberly Reservoir, Blanco River, Proposed Reinforced Concrete Dam, includes a plan of the dam, details of the sections, and a chart of water elevation, by Corps of Engineers, U.S. Army, U.S. Engineer's Office, Galveston, 1932
Box Folder
017-17 Guadalupe basin:
22. N.R.C. Basin report, on Guadalupe - San Antonio basin, 1st draft, undated
23-25. Text revisions from 1st and 2nd N.R.C. Basin Committee meetings, 1937
26-27. Revised project lists from N.R.C. Basin Committee meeting, 1937
28. Comments on and revisions of project description sheets, by State Board of Water Engineers, 1937
Nueces basin:
1936 study:
29. Farm data
30. Industrial data
Population data
32. Reservoir, levee, and drainage district data
Map-case
Map 6782 Nueces River Watershed, Myers, Noyes, and Forrest, July 1936
Box Folder
017-18 1-6. Report on Nueces River Conservation and Reclamation District, Myers, Noyes, and Forrest, October 1936
7. Additional materials from Myers, Noyes, and Forrest re: Nueces River Conservation and Reclamation District, December 1936
8. N.R.C. Basin Report, 1st draft, undated
9-10. Text revisions from 1st N.R.C. Basin Committee meeting, 1937
11-12. Revised project lists from 1st N.R.C. Basin Committee meeting, 1937
13. Comments on and revisions of project description sheets, by State Board of Water Engineers, 1937
Red River basin:
1936 study:
14. Farm data
15. Industrial data
16. Population data
17. Reservoir, levee, and drainage district data
18-19. Brief Proposing Flood Control on the Pease River, by Pease River Flood Control District, October - November 1936
20. Abstract of Report on Proposed Red River Dam near Denison, by Floyd and Lockridge, Engineers, ca. 1936
21. Report on Proposed Development Plan for Red River Basin, by Oklahoma Conservation Committee, March - June 1937
22. Report on Red River Development, by State Board of Water Engineers, June 1937
PWA Project Reports: 1936
23-24. Group I - immediate construction
25. Group II - deferred construction
26. Group III - indeterminate construction
Map-case
Map 6683 Red River Basin in Texas, by Charles B. Metcalfe, 1936
Box Folder
017-18 Upper Red River basin:
27. N.R.C. Basin Report, 1st draft, undated
28. Comments on 1st N.R.C. Basin Report, November, 1937
29. Text revisions from 2nd N.R.C. Basin Committee meeting, November 1937
30. Revised project lists, from N.R.C. Basin Committee meeting, 1937
Lower Red River basin:
31-32. N.R.C. Basin Report, 1st draft, undated
33. Comments on 1st N.R.C. Basin Report, November 1937
34. Text revisions from 1st or 2nd N.R.C. Basin Committee meeting, November 1937
Box Folder
017-19 1. Revised project lists from N.R.C. Basin Committee meeting, 1937
2. Revisions of project description sheets, by State Reclamation Department, 1937
3. Red River basin, drafts of Upper and Lower Red River N.R.C. reports, by Planning Board, November 1938
Rio Grande Basin:
4. 1936 study:
Farm data
5. Industrial data
6. Population data
7. Reservoir, levee, and drainage district data
8-10. Report on a needed drainage system, by Valley Conservation and Reclamation District, 1934, 1936
11. Statement on drainage projects needed, by Valley Conservation and Reclamation District, December 1926
12. Report on Cameron County Drainage, by R.J. Agar, undated
Rio Grande - Pecos basin:
13. N.R.C. Basin Report, 1st draft, undated
14-15. Text revisions from 1st and 2nd N.R.C. Basin Committee meetings, 1937
16-18. Revised project lists from N.R.C. Basin Committee meetings, 1937
19-21. Comments on and revisions of project description sheets, by State Board of Water Engineers, 1937
Sabine - Neches basin:
1936 Farm study:
22. Farm data, Neches basin
23. Farm data, Sabine basin
24. Industrial data, Neches basin
25. Industrial data, Sabine basin
26. Population data, Neches basin
27. Population data, Sabine basin
28. Drainage district data
29. Brief submitted by Lower Neches Valley Authority, re: Rockland Dam Project, December 1, 1936
30. Brief submitted by Lower Neches Valley Authority, re: Rockland Dam Project, December 17, 1936
Box Folder
017-20 1. Report by the Port Arthur Bridge Commission, re: Sabine Lake Causeway, February 1935 and December 1936
2. Abstract of a report on the Sabine - Neches Conservation District, by Myers, Noyes and Forrest, September 1935
Map-case
Map 6687 Sabine - Neches Conservation District, Showing Principal Projects, by Charles B. Metcalfe and Seaborn L. Rieves, 1936
Box Folder
017-20 3. Report on the Sabine - Neches Conservation District, December 1936
4. N.R.C. Basin Report, 1st draft, undated
Sabine basin:
5. Text revisions from 1st N.R.C. Basin Committee meeting, October 1937
6-7. Text revisions from 2nd N.R.C. Basin Committee meeting, 1937
8-10. Revised project lists from N.R.C. Basin Committee meetings, 1937
11. Sabine - Neches basin, comments on and revisions of project description sheets, by State Board of Water Engineers, 1937
Trinity basin:
12. 1936 study:
12. Farm data
13. Flood damage and stream pollution data
14. Industrial data
15. Population data
16-17. Levees data
18. Reservoirs and drainage districts data
19. Report on improvement of Buffalo Bayou, by Department of Public Works, City of Houston, December 1936
20. Buffalo Bayou improvements, internal work sheet of Planning Board, December 1936
21. Trinity Flood Control Project, internal work sheet of Planning Board, December 1936
22-23. Trinity - San Jacinto basin, text revisions from 1st and 2nd N.R.C. Basin Committee meetings, 1937
24-26. Trinity basin, revised project lists from N.R.C. Basin Committee meetings, 1937
27. Trinity - San Jacinto basin, comments on and revisions of project description sheets, by State Board of Water Engineers, 1937
Box Folder
017-39 Western Gulf Basin:
5. Committee "A," revised project lists, from N.R.C. Basin Committee meeting, 1937
6. Committee "B," revised project lists, from N.R.C. Basin Committee meeting, 1937
7. Committee "C," revised project lists, from N.R.C. Basin Committee meeting, 1937
Box Folder
017-20 28. Notes, undated
Southwest Mississippi Basin:
29. Ouachita basin, basin reports, revisions from 1st N.R.C. Basin Committee meeting, 1937
30. Washita basin, basin reports, revisions from 1st N.R.C. Basin Committee meeting, 1937
31. Arkansas and Cimmaron basins, basin reports, revisions from 1st N.R.C. Basin Committee meeting, 1937
32. Principal Watersheds of Texas, Texas Planning Board, ca. 1936
This book was prepared by the Board at the request of the Water Resources Consultant for the Western Gulf Drainage Basin, National Resources Committee. It provides background information on each river basin or watershed for use by consultants and members of the Water Resources Committee. Map 6695 appeared in Principal Watersheds of Texas. Maps 6696-6699 are variants of map 6695.
Map-case
Map 6695 Principal Watersheds of Texas, by Seaborn L. Rieves and Charles B. Metcalfe, 1935
Map-case
Map 6696 Principal Watersheds of Texas, with water control authorities added, ca. 1936-1937
Map-case
Map 6697 Principal Watersheds of Texas, with water subdivisions added, 1936
Box
Map 6698 Principal Watersheds of Texas, revised in 1938
[two different sized copies]
Link to description and images of Map 6698.
Map-case
Map 6699 Organizations for the Development of Texas Rivers, by Jerry D. Wilson, 1938
Link to description and images of Map 6699.
Development of Texas Rivers, Texas Planning Board, March 1938
A report by the Planning Board detailing the problems and recommendations for each water basin resulting from the studies undertaken by its' Water Resources Committee and consultants working with the National Resources Committee. Maps 6700-6704 and 6747-6749 appear in this publication. The base map was drawn by Seaborn L. Rieves and Charles B. Metcalfe, 1935, with revisions added for each basin in 1937. The page number where the map appears in the publication is given. [This report is in the Texana Collection. The call number is 627.1/T3d.]
Map-case
Map 6700 Trinity Basin, p. 22
Map-case
Map 6701 Brazos - Colorado Basin, p. 42
Map-case
Map 6702 Nueces Basin, p. 84
Map-case
Map 6703 Lower Rio Grande - Pecos Basin, p. 96
Map-case
Map 6704 Canadian Basin, p. 142
Map-case
Map 6747 Sabine - Neches Basin, p. 7
Map-case
Map 6748 Guadalupe Basin, p. 71
Map-case
Map 6749 Red River Basin, p. 112
Maps 6705-6710 were done for N.R.C. Drainage Basin Study by the Water Resources Committee of the National Resources Committee. These are simple outlines of the basins, the river, and its tributaries, ca. 1937.
Map-case
Map 6705 Southwest Gulf Drainage Basin District No. 6a
Map-case
Map 6706 Brazos Basin, Southwest Gulf Drainage Basin District No. 6a
Map-case
Map 6707 Colorado of Texas Basin, Southwest Gulf Drainage Basin District No. 6a
Map-case
Map 6708 Guadalupe - San Antonio Basin, Southwest Gulf Drainage Basin District No. 6a
Map-case
Map 6709 Pecos Basin, Southwest Gulf Drainage Basin District No. 6a
Map-case
Map 6710 Lower Rio Grand[e] Basin, Southwest Gulf Drainage Basin District No. 6a
Maps 6711-6716 were done by the Planning Board, probably in conjunction with the N.R.C. Drainage Basin Study. These outline the basin, river, and its tributaries, and show existing dams and reservoirs, ca. 1937.
Map-case
Map 6711 Brazos River and Colorado River Basins
Map-case
Map 6712 Guadalupe and San Antonio River Basins
Map-case
Map 6713 Nueces River Basin
Map-case
Map 6714 Rio Grande Basin
Map-case
Map 6715 Sabine, Neches, and Calcasieu River Basins
Map-case
Map 6716 Trinity River Basin

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Ground water studies, 1938,
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This series contains drafts and revisions of the Texas Planning Board's report, proposed legislation to control and conserve ground water, correspondence, papers read at a meeting, research materials used in the committee's studies, and a copy of Proceedings of the State-wide Ground Water Conservation Meeting, Austin, Texas, July 29, 1938. Regulation of ground water in Texas was a major concern of the Board's Water Resources Committee. Its studies culminated in a 1938 publication, The Need for Administrative Control of Ground Water in Texas. After reviewing this report, Governor Allred called a statewide meeting in Austin, on July 29, 1938, to discuss the problem of ground water regulation.
Arrangement
The materials are arranged by type, then chronologically.
Preferred Citation
(Identify the item), Ground water studies, Records, Texas Planning Board. Archives and Information Services Division, Texas State Library and Archives Commission.
Box Folder
017-21 Ground water studies:
1. Background materials, 1925, undated
2-3. Reports by Samuel A. Turner, July and December 1937
Ground water brief:
4. Revisions, April 1938
5. Revisions, June 1938
6. Correspondence, May 1938
Ground water meeting:
7. Correspondence, July - August 1938
8. List of people accepting invitations, July 26, 1938
9. Sign-in book of attendees, July 29, 1938
10. Opening remarks by Hull Youngblood, July 29, 1938
11. Address by Victor H. Schoffelmayer, July 29, 1938
12. Address by R.B. Fonville, July 29, 1938
13 Abstract of address by V.M. Ehlers and correspondence, July 29, 1938 and August 8, 1938
14. Address by Walter N. White, July 29, 1938
15. Address by C.S. Clark, July 29, 1938
16. Address by Ireland Hampton and correspondence, July 29, 1938, and August 2-3, 1938
17. Paper proposed for presentation at the meeting, by Ashley G. Classen, July 25, 1938
18. Ground water committee members
19. Proposed legislation, ca. 1937
20-22. Proceedings of the State-Wide Ground Water Conservation Meeting, Austin, Texas, July 29, 1938

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Public Works Administration projects, 1935-1936,
0.84 cubic ft.

Records consist of questionnaires, proposals, correspondence, and status logs concerning Public Works Administration projects undertaken in Texas, dating January 1935-November 1936. The Texas Planning Board, the State Planning Consultant of the National Resources Board, and the State Engineer of the PWA worked together to obtain funding and support from the PWA for public works projects in Texas. The Federal Emergency Administration of Public Works conducted a survey of political units in the state (counties, cities, school districts, etc.) likely to have a viable need for PWA funded projects. The objective of this investigation was to obtain an inventory of useful and needed work projects which would provide employment opportunities for a large number of unemployed workers while also supplying needed public facilities. Questionnaires were sent to ascertain the economic situation and determine what work projects were needed. These, along with a schedule of projects requested by the political unit reporting, were returned to the State Engineer's Office of the PWA. This office, it appears, maintained some, if not all, administrative control over those projects undertaken by the PWA. Projects requested included building and repairing schools, gymnasiums, city buildings, utility plants, water works systems, and sewage treatment plants; upgrading and building roads and highways; soil erosion work; and purchasing land for and building city parks.
Organization
These records are organized into two subseries:
Proposals, 1935, 0.84 cubic ft.
Status logs, 1935-1936, fractional
Preferred Citation
(Identify the item and cite the subseries), Public Works Administration projects, Records, Texas Planning Board. Archives and Information Services Division, Texas State Library and Archives Commission.
Proposals, January-February 1935
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These are files of PWA projects, dating January-February 1935, and consist of the survey questionnaire, a schedule of projects requested, and some correspondence to the State Engineer of the PWA. The questionnaires were prepared and signed by officials of the political unit reporting information, such as mayors, county judges, or school superintendents. They provide general facts about the community and its economy, e.g., population, industries, principal transportation facilities, total valuation of taxable property, tax rates, state of present indebtedness, and number of families on relief. The schedules are comprised of a prioritized list of public works projects requested, and the following data for each request: estimated costs, proposed method of financing, time needed for completion, and comments on the necessity of the undertaking. Following the proposals are two volumes listing these projects. One list is arranged by project, the other by county. Each list includes the type of project, file number, location, and amount of the proposal.
Arrangement
Files are arranged alphabetically by county.
Preferred Citation
(Identify the item), Proposals, Public Works Administration projects, Records, Texas Planning Board. Archives and Information Services Division, Texas State Library and Archives Commission.
Box Folder
017-21 23. Armstrong County, Claude Independent School District, IV-296
24. Bailey County, IV-348
25. Bastrop County, IV-315
26. Bosque County, Morgan, IV-209
27. Bowie County, Redwater, IV-210
28. Brazos County, Texas A&M College, IV-323
29. Brown County, Brownwood, IV-74
30. Calhoun County, Seadrift, IV-317
31. Carson County, Panhandle, IV-324
32. Cass County, Atlanta, IV-72
33. Clay County, Byers, IV-81
34. Cochran County, Morton, IV-347
35. Coke County, Bronte Independent School District, IV-298
36. Collin County, Frisco, IV-79
37. Comanche County, Comanche, IV-381
38. Dallas County, Lancaster, IV-380
39. Denton County, Denton City Schools, IV-302
40. El Paso County, El Paso Independent School District, IV-293
41. Erath County, IV-301
42. Falls County, Lott Board of Education, IV-297
43. Fannin County, Randolph Independent School District, IV-345
44. Fayette County, Schulenburg, IV-87
45. Frio County, Dilley, IV-300
46. Grayson County, Van Alstyne, IV-83
47. Guadalupe County, IV-311
48. Hale County, IV-7
49. Hale County, Plainview, IV-86
50. Hamilton County, Hico, IV-292
51. Harris County, Bellaire, IV-308
52. Harris County, Goose Creek, IV-70
53. Haskell County, IV-349
54. Henderson County, Athens Independent School District, IV-321
55. Henderson County, Grapeland, IV-310
56. Hockley County, IV-346
57. Hopkins County, Sulphur Springs, IV-342
58. Hunt County, Celeste, IV-82
59. Jones County, IV-312
60. Jones County, Hamlin, IV-339
61. Kleberg County, IV-340
62. Lamb County, Sudan, IV-318
63. Lamb County, Fieldton Independent School District, IV-325
64. Leon County, Marquez, IV-307
65. Liberty County, IV-299
66. Liberty County, Dayton, IV-2
67. Loving County, IV-316
68. Lubbock County, Lubbock, IV-85
69. Lubbock County, Texas Technical College, IV-84
70. Marion County, Jefferson Independent School District, IV-306
71. Matagorda County, Palacios, IV-53
72. McCulloch County, McCulloch County Common School Districts, IV-52 (same as IV-28) 73
73. McLennan County, IV-313
74. Montague County, Nocona Independent School District, IV-379
75. Navarro County, IV-91
76. Navarro County, Denton, IV-88
77. Navarro County, Rice, IV-80
78. Oldham County, Vega, IV-78
Box Folder
017-22 1. Palo Pinto County, Strawn Independent School District, IV-294
2. Potter County, IV-305
3. Potter and Randall Counties, Amarillo, IV-304
4. Reeves County, Balmorhea Independent School District, IV-446
5. Runnels County, IV-351
6. Sabine County, Bronson Independent School District, IV-440
7. Sabine County, Hemphill Independent School District, IV-326
8. San Jacinto County, IV-332
9. San Patricio County, Taft, IV-341
10. Shelby County, Center, IV-90
11. Smith County, Tyler, IV-75
12. Stonewall County, Stonewall County Schools, IV-350
13. Swisher County, Tulia, IV-71
14. Trinity County, Groveton, IV-[unknown]
15. Tyler County, IV-336
16. Upshur County, Gilmer, IV-51
17. Uvalde County, Uvalde, IV-353
18. Wharton County, IV-73
19. Wichita County, Burkburnett Independent School District, IV-445
20. Williamson County, Round Rock, IV-309
21. Young County, Graham, IV
Federal:
22. Brazos River Reclamation District, IV-354
23. Grade Crossing Elimination, IV-333
24. Mapping Metropolitan Areas, IV-352
25. Stream measurement, IV-334
26. PWA Projects, list of towns having kindergartens, undated
27-37. List of PWA Projects by Project
38-47. List of PWA Projects by County
Status logs, 1935-1936,
fractional
These logs were kept by the State Engineer's Office of the PWA from August 1935 to November 1936. They provide the dates and particulars for Texas public works projects undertaken by the PWA: i.e., dockets and engineer's reference numbers; borrower's names; types of projects; amounts of allotments and contracts; dates that building plans, specifications, and contracts were received and approved; dates of bid advertisements and openings; and beginning construction dates.
Arrangement
These records are arranged by docket numbers.
Preferred Citation
(Identify the item), Status logs, Public Works Administration projects, Records, Texas Planning Board. Archives and Information Services Division, Texas State Library and Archives Commission.
Box Folder
017-39 8-9. PWA status logs, 1935-1936

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Publications, 1935-1939,
2.66 cubic ft. in 27 volumes and
24 maps

Records consist of reports, publications, and accompanying maps and charts, dating 1935-1939. During the normal course of its activities, the Board prepared and published a variety of publications. As an official entity, the Board was required to submit reports to its governing bodies, i.e., the National Resources Committee on the national level, and on the state level, the Governor, Legislature, and Comptroller. Additionally, it published a regular newsletter and a number of subject-oriented reports, covering topics such as use of natural resources, population studies, watersheds, agriculture, and hydroelectric power. Descriptions of maps and charts which appear in the publications and are also held in the records follow the title. Page or plate numbers are listed after the title of the map or chart. A list of known Board publications not found in the holdings of the Texas State Archives follows the folder inventory.
Arrangement
The publications are arranged by type, then chronologically.
Preferred Citation
(Identify the item), Publications, Records, Texas Planning Board. Archives and Information Services Division, Texas State Library and Archives Commission.
Official reports
Texas Planning Board Six Months Report, August 1934 through January 1935 to National Resources Board, January 1935
[This report is in the Texana Collection. The call number is 330.9764/T3s/1934/35.]
Map-case
Map 6717 Major Natural Regions, p. 33, [1935]
Box Folder
017-23 1. Chart, Decennial Increase in Rural and Urban Population, p. 37, November 19, 1934
Chart, Decennial Increase in White and Negro Population in Texas, p. 38, undated
Map-case
Map 6718 Map of Texas Showing All Counties Losing Population from 1920-1930, p. 40
Map-case
Map 6719 Map of Texas Showing All Counties Gaining Population from 1920-1930, p. 41
Box Folder
017-23 2. Chart, Ten Year Increase in Texas Population, p. 46, March 27, 1935
2. Chart, Chart Showing Excess of Births Over Deaths, p. 47, November 19, 1934
Map-case Folder
OS Planning Board Map Drawer 4. Summary Texas Land Situation with Particular Reference to Lands Available for Farm Homes, p. 61.
[Two copies--a pencil draft and the final edition.]
Map-case
Map 6720 Percentage Reduction in Cropped Area, 1924 to 1929, p. 65.
[Two copies, one black and white, one color.]
Box Folder
017-39 Charts:
10. Gainful Workers, Ten Years and Over; by General Divisions of Occupations for the State of Texas, p. 92, January 13, 1935
10. Table Showing Percentages in Texas of Gainful Workers over 10 years of Age Employed in Various Occupations, 1910- 1930, p. 93, January 31, 1935
10. Diagram Showing Industrial Growth of Texas, 1899-1932, p. 94, March 1935
Map-case
Map 6721 The Natural Regions of Texas, by Seaborn L. Rieves, p. 100, [1935]
[Two copies, one is a reduced size working draft.]
Map-case
Map 6722 Map Showing Distribution of the 1930 Population, by Seaborn L. Rieves, p. 101, January 1935
Map-case
Map 6723 Map of Texas [Showing Rivers and Streams], p. 102, [1923]
Reports to the Governor and Legislature
Report [of] the Texas Planning Board for the Period Ending December 31, 1935, January 1936
[This report is in the Texana Collection. The call number is 330.9764/T3r/1935.]
Map-case
Map 6724 Texas Railroad Map, 1935, by Charles B. Metcalfe, p. 24, 1935
Link to description and images of Map 6724.
[Maps 6972 and 6973 are later editions of this map.]
Map-case
Map 6725 Pipelines and Oil and Gas Fields in Texas, by Seaborn L. Rieves and Charles B. Metcalfe, p. 26, 1935
Map-case Folder
OS Planning Board Map Drawer 4. Comparative Size of Texas, 265,896 sg. mi. The Area of Texas Compared with the Areas of the Other 47 States, p. 31, 1935
Map-case
Map 6726 Topographical Map of Texas, by Seaborn L. Rieves and Charles B. Metcalfe, p. 33, 1936
Map-case
Map 6695 Principal Watersheds of Texas, by Seaborn L. Rieves and Charles B. Metcalfe, p. 36, 1935
Map-case
Map 6727 Normal Annual Rainfall, by Seaborn L. Rieves and Charles B. Metcalfe, p. 38, 1935
Map-case
Map 6728 General Soil Map of Texas, by Seaborn L. Rieves and Charles B. Metcalfe, p. 40, 1935
Link to description and images of Map 6728.
Map-case
Map 6729 Forest Regions in Texas, by Charles B. Metcalfe, p. 41, 1935
Map-case
Map 6730 Distribution of Population in Texas, 1930, by Seaborn L. Rieves and Charles B. Metcalfe, p. 55, 1935
Map-case
Map 6731 Rate of Change of Texas Population by Decades, 1890- 1930, by Seaborn L. Rieves and Charles B. Metcalfe, p. 56 , 1935
Map-case
Map 6732 Comparison of Mexican Population with Total Population by Counties in Texas, 1930, by Seaborn L. Rieves and Charles B. Metcalfe, p. 58, 1935
Map-case
Map 6733 Comparison of Negro Population with Total Population by Counties in Texas, 1930, by Seaborn L. Rieves and Charles B. Metcalfe, p. 59, 1935
Map-case
Map 6734 Power Transmission Lines and Power Plants in Texas, by Charles B. Metcalfe, p. 94, 1935
[Maps 6983 and 6984 are later editions.]
Map-case
Map 6735 Airports and Scheduled Air Lines in Texas, by Seaborn L. Rieves and Charles B. Metcalfe, p. 96, 1935
[Map 6971 is a later edition.]
Biennial Report [of] the Texas Planning Board, March 16, 1935 to December 3, 1936, ca. 1937
[This report is in the Texana Collection. The call number is 330.9764/T3r/1935-1938.]
Biennial Report [of] the Texas Planning Board for Biennium Ending August 31, 1938, ca. 1938
[This report is in the Texana Collection. The call number is 330.9764/T3r/1935.]
Reports to the Comptroller
Annual Report of the Texas Planning Board for Fiscal Period Ending August 31, 1936, ca. 1936
[This report is in the Texana Collection. The call number is 330.9764/T3a/1935/36.]
Annual Report of the Texas Planning Board for Fiscal Period Ending August 31, 1937, ca. 1937
[This report is in the Texana Collection. The call number is 330.9764/T3a/1936/38.]
Report for the Fiscal Period Ending August 31, 1938, October 1938
[This report is in the Texana Collection. The call number is 330.9764/T3a/1936/38.]
Bulletins
Begun as a weekly publication, the Bulletin became a monthly by the fall of 1936. During the transition period, the name changed from Bulletin to Texas Planning Bulletin. Single unbound issues were maintained only when needed to fill gaps in the Archives' bound publications.
Bulletin, July 15, 1935-June 1936
[This report is in the Texana Collection. The call number is 330.9764/T3b/1935-1939.]
Texas Planning Bulletin, October 1936-August 1937; October 1937-January 1938; March 1938-February 1939
[This report is in the Texana Collection. The call number is 330.9764/T3b/1935-1939.]
Texas Planning Bulletin, November-December 1936; December 1938-February 1939
[This report is in the Texana Collection. The call number is 330.9764/T3b/copy 2/OS.]
Texas Planning Bulletin, January-December 1937
[This report is in the Texana Collection. The call number is 330.9764/T3b/v. 2/1937.]
Box Folder
017-23 Bulletin:
3. June 11, 1935
4. February 10, 1936
5. August 15, 1936
6. August, 25, 1936
7. Drafts of articles for June 1937 issue
Map-case
Map 6736 Incidence of Malaria Deaths in Texas Counties - 1935, by Jerry Wilson, 1937
[This map appears in the February 1937 issue of Texas Planning Bulletin, p. 9.]
Map-case
Map 6737 Malaria Death Rates for Texas Counties - 1935, by Jerry Wilson, 1937
[This map appears in the February 1937 issue of Texas Planning Bulletin, p. 10.]
Subject reports
Box Folder
017-20 32. Principal Watersheds of Texas, ca. 1936
[Photocopy.]
Public Health in Texas, 1936
[This report is in the Texana Collection. The call number is 330.9764/T3m/1936/38.]
Box Folder
017-10 3-52. Agricultural Products of Texas by Census Years from 1890-1935, 5 volumes, 1937
[This was part of WPA Staff Project 6909.]
Low Income Housing for Southern Texas Conditions, by Benjamin Wyatt and Terrell Barlett, 1937
[This report is in the Texana Collection. The call number is 330.9764/T3m (and) 330.9764/T31.]
Map-case Folder
OS Planning Board Map Drawer 5. Architectural drawings of housing, found as end pages of this report :
Map-case Folder
OS Planning Board Map Drawer 5. Sheet 1 - Typical Block Layout, 1/32 inch scale
5. Sheet 2 - Typical Group Layout, 1/16 inch scale
5. Sheet 3 - Typical Row Layout, 1/8 inch scale
5. Sheet 4 - Typical Unit Details, varying scales
5. Sheet 5 - Typical Service Layout, 1/32 inch scale
Box Folder
017-23 8. Architectural drawings of housing, sheets 1-5
[reduced copies]
Markets for Texas Hydroelectric Power, Industrial Committee, 1937
[See also the hydroelectric power subdivision of the Maps, Charts, and Notes series.]
[This report is in the Texana Collection. The call number is 330.9764/T3m/1936/38 (and) 330.9764/T3m/1937.]
Map-case
Map 6738 Ultimate Installed Capacities of Texas Hydro-electric Development, by Jerry Wilson, p. 49
Box Folder
017-23 9. Chart, United States Power Requirements and Energy Consumption, p. 51, 1937
Map-case
Map 6739 Shortage and Surplus of Electric Generating Capacity in the Southwest, by Seaborn L. Rieves, p. 52, 1937
Box Folder
017-39 10. Map, Area included in Power Market Study for Brazos and Colorado Developments, p. 53, 1937
Map-case
Map 6740 Density of the Rural Population by Counties in Texas, p. 54, 1930
Box Folder
017-23 9. Chart, Growth of Central Station Electric Customers and Use of Electricity, p. 55, 1937
9. Chart, Texas. Lowest and Highest Monthly Bills for Selected Typical Consumptions in Residential Service, Federal Power Commission, p. 58
A Preliminary Study of Some of the Major Revenue Problems in Texas, by Seaborn L. Rieves, October 1937
[This report is in the Texana Collection. The call number is 336/T3p.]
Box Folder
017-39 10. Chart, Total Dollars Obtained and Expended by the State of Texas, 1925-1936 Incl[usive], figure 1
Box Folder
017-23 10. Chart, Texas Tax Dollar, 1936, figure 2. 1936
[Charts covering other years, 1933-1935, can be found under the government subdivision of the Maps, Charts, and Notes series.]
10. Chart, Status of General Revenue Fund, State of Texas, figure 3
10. Chart, Status of Confederate Pension Fund, State of Texas, figure 5
10. Chart, Texas State Tax Rate; Total Assessed Value of Property, figure 6
A Review of Texas Forestry and Its Industries, November 1937
[This report is in the Texana Collection. The call number is 634.9/T3r]
Map-case
Map 6729 Forest Regions in Texas, by Charles B. Metcalfe, p. 10, 1935
Box Folder
017-39 10. Texas. Value of Manufactured Products, figure 1, p. 13
10. Texas. Wages Paid to Wage Earners, figure 3, p. 15
Development of Texas Rivers, A Water Plan for Texas, March 1938
This publication was a result of the Board's work with the National Resources Committee in 1936-1938, in its study of drainage basins. See the Water Basin series for more information on this report and the maps, notes, etc., associated with it.
[This report is in the Texana Collection. There are two copies. The call numbers are 330.9764/T3m/1936/38 (and) 627.1/T3d.]
Directory of State, County, and City Planning Agencies and Digest of Planning and Housing Laws, April 1938
[This report is in the Texana Collection. The call number is 331.833/T3d.]
The Need for Administrative Control of Ground Water in Texas, June 1938.
[This report is in the Texana Collection. The call number is 551.49/T3ne.]
Box Folder
017-21 20-22. Proceedings of the State-wide Water Conservation Meeting, Austin, Texas, July 19, 1938
[photocopy]
[This meeting was called by Governor Allred at the request of the Board.]
Texas Mineral Laws, compiled by J.E. Sturrock, December 1938
[This report is in the Texana Collection. The call number is 553/T3p/OS.]
Planning Board Publications not held by the State Archives
Report on Agricultural Conditions and Policies in the Dry Farming Region of the High Plains and Adjacent Uplands in Texas, Terrell Bartlett, et al., November 1936
Feasibility of Establishing a Wool Scouring Plant in Texas, Industrial Committee, 1937
Opportunities in Texas for Beet and Carrot Processing Plants, 1937
Report on Texas Participation at New York and San Francisco World's Fairs in 1939, [1937?]

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Maps, charts and notes, 1914-1939, undated (bulk 1935-1938),
1.22 cubic ft., 230 maps, 5 photographs

Maps, charts, diagrams, letters, reports, notes, and photographs which cannot be associated with existing series form this series. Dates covered are 1914-1939 and undated (bulk 1935-1938). Many of these records were probably created or gathered for studies which resulted in a report or publication. Some non-Texas Planning Board reference materials are also present. Subjects covered include hydrology, mineral production, land use, crop production, health, population composition and distribution, transportation, hydroelectric power, climate, Works Progress Administration, and the 1939 World's Fairs, i.e., New York World's Fair and the Golden Gate International Exposition.
Arrangement
A subject arrangement has been imposed, based on the importance and quantity of items for each subject category.
Preferred Citation
(Identify the item), Maps, charts and notes, Records, Texas Planning Board. Archives and Information Services Division, Texas State Library and Archives Commission.
Restrictions on Access
None.
Restrictions on Use
Many of the maps are too large to photocopy.
Researchers are required to use gloves provided by the Archives when reviewing photographic materials.
Hydrology
General state maps, followed by more specific maps, notes, etc., for various rivers and river basins in the state. Following river basin studies are watershed maps, ground water maps, notes and charts pertaining to lakes and reservoirs, miscellaneous notes, and some unidentified aerial photographs.
General state maps
Map-case
Map 6741 [Watersheds of Texas], ca. 1938
[Two copies, one having additional coloring and unidentified subdivisions added.]
Map-case
Map 6742 Drainage Basins Superimposed on Texas Railroad Map, 1935, by Charles B. Metcalfe. Drainage basins drawn by R.A. Muenster, 1936
Map-case
Map 6743 Various River Districts and Authorities, by Seaborn L. Rieves, 1937
Map-case
Map 6744 Official Map of the Conservation and Reclamation Districts, River Authorities, and Irrigated Land of Texas, by the State Board of Water Engineers, ca. 1937
Rivers and river basin studies
Materials consist of state maps, individual river basin maps, diagrams, hydrographs, and notes. Data used in compiling diagrams and graphs were largely obtained from river gauging stations.
Map-case
Map 6745 Characteristics of Minimum Runoff, Principal Rivers of Texas, by Charles B. Metcalfe. Additions by Jerry Wilson, 1935, 1936
Map-case
Map 6746 Characteristics of Average Runoff, Principal Rivers of Texas, by Charles B. Metcalfe. Additions by Jerry Wilson, 1935, 1936
Box Folder
017-39 11. Chart and table showing severity of damaging floods, arranged by rivers, ca. 1936
Box Folder
017-23 11. Notes on twenty year flood values, arranged by rivers, 1936
Notes and data re: river discharges and floods, undated:
12. Brazos River
13. Colorado River
14. Guadalupe River
15. Neches River
16. Nueces River
17. Pease River
18. Red River
19. Rio Grande River
20. Sabine River
21. Trinity River
22. Graph, Comparison of Yearly Rainfall and Runoff, Colorado River
Flood frequency occurrences, graphs and tables, 1936:
23. Brazos River
24. Colorado River
25. Guadalupe River
26. Neches River
27. Nueces River
28. Pease River
29. Red River
30. Rio Grande River
31. Sabine River
32. Trinity River
Box Folder
017-39 17. Graph, Comparative Flood Characteristics of Texas Rivers, 1936
18. Graph, Flood Characteristics of Colorado River of Texas from Ballinger to Columbus, 1936
[two sheets]
18. Graph, Flood Characteristics of Colorado River of Texas from Ballinger to Columbus, 1936
[two copies, one in two sheets ]
18. Graph, Flood Characteristics of Trinity River from Dallas to Romayor, 1936
[This supersedes the above graph]
18. Graph, Flood Characteristics of Guadalupe River from New Braunfels to Victoria, 1936
18. Graph, Flood Characteristics of Sabine River from Longview to Ruliff, 1936
18. Graph, Flood Characteristics of Nueces River, from Laguna to Three Rivers, 1936
[two copies, one in two sheets]
18. Graph, Red River Basin Study, Variations in Annual Rainfall, 1914-1924, in Red River Above Denison, 1936
Box Folder
017-23 33. Rainfall statistics of station in Red River basin, undated
Map-case Folder
OS Planning Board Map Drawer 6. Graph, Red River Basin Study, Rainfall, Runoff, and Flood Peak Hydrograph, Red River Basin at Denison, [1936]
6. Chart, Rainfall Records, Red River Basin Above Denison, 1923-1934, [1936]
6. Chart, Rainfall Records, Mean Annual, Red River Basin Above Denison, 1914-1935, [1936]
Box Folder
017-23 34. Flood frequency occurrences, graphs and tables, Eastern Rivers, for comparison, 1936
35. Summation hydrographs and data sheets, Blanco River, undated
Map-case Folder
OS Planning Board Map Drawer 6. Mass Diagram on Blanco River at Wimberly, Texas, from October 1, 1928 - September 31, 1935, ca. 1936
6. Mass Diagram on Brazos River at Seymour, Texas, from October 1, 1923 - September 31, 1935, ca. 1936
6. Data Sheet for Summation Hydrograph, Brazos River at Mineral Wells, ca. 1936
6. Mass Diagram on Brazos River at Mineral Wells, Texas, from October 1, 1924 to September 30, 1933, ca. 1936
Box Folder
017-23 36. Summation hydrographs and data sheets, Brazos River, undated
37. Summation hydrographs and data sheets, Colorado River, undated
38. Summation hydrographs and data sheets, Comal River, undated
Map-case Folder
OS Planning Board Map Drawer 7. Mass Diagram on Comal River at New Braunfels, Texas from October 1, 1927, to September 31, 1935, ca. 1936
Box Folder
017-23 39. Summation hydrographs and data sheets, Concho River, undated
40. Summation hydrographs and data sheets, Nueces River, undated
Map-case Folder
OS Planning Board Map Drawer 7. Mass Diagram of Nueces River at Three Rivers, Texas, from October 1, 1920 to September 31, 1935, ca. 1936
Box Folder
017-23 41. Summation hydrographs and data sheets, Pease River, undated
42. Data sheets for summation hydrograph, Red River, ca. 1936
Box Folder
017-40 4. Readings taken from rainfall or river gauging stations. Rivers involved are not known. 1934-1935
[7 sheets]
5. Runoff curves, maximum recorded experience, 1936
[6 sheets]
[Cover map and charts showing curves of area in and out of the state, focusing on the Balcones Curve and Texas Coastal Plain.]
Map-case
Map 6750 Red River Basin, by Charles B. Metcalfe, 1936
Map-case
Map 6751 Sabine River Basin, by Jerry Wilson, 1939
Watershed maps
These were done by the Planning Board or the State Reclamation Department. Maps 6752-6764 are outlines of the watersheds, also providing profiles of the river bed and the river run-off. These were presumably done by the Board.
Map-case
Map 6752 Brazos River Watershed, ca. 1936-1939
Map-case
Map 6753 Canadian River Watershed, ca. 1936-1939
Map-case
Map 6754 Devils River Watershed, ca. 1936-1939
Map-case
Map 6755 Guadalupe River Watershed, ca. 1936-1939
Map-case
Map 6756 Neches River Watershed, ca. 1936-1939
Map-case
Map 6757 Nueces River Watershed, ca. 1936-1939
Map-case
Map 6758 Pecos River Watershed, ca. 1936-1939
Map-case
Map 6759 Lower Rio Grande Watershed, ca. 1936-1939
Map-case
Map 6760 Upper Rio Grande Watershed, ca. 1936-1939
Map-case
Map 6761 Sabine River Watershed, ca. 1936-1939
Map-case
Map 6762 San Antonio River Watershed, ca. 1936-1939
Map-case
Map 6763 San Jacinto River Watershed, ca. 1936-1939
Map-case
Map 6764 Trinity River Watershed, ca. 1936-1939
Map-case
Map 6765 Brazos River Watershed, ca. 1935
Map-case
Map 6766 Canadian River Watershed, ca. 1935
Map-case
Map 6767 Canadian River Watershed, by Charles B. Metcalfe, 1935
Map-case
Map 6768 Guadalupe River Watershed and San Antonio River Watershed, ca. 1935
Map-case
Map 6769 A Map Showing Plum Creek Watershed in Caldwell, Hays, and Travis Counties, March 1935
Map-case
Map 6770 Sabine River Watershed, ca. 1935
Map-case
Map 6771 [Trinity River Watershed], ca. 1935
Map-case
Map 6772 Watershed of the Brazos River, State Reclamation Department, ca. 1925
Map-case
Map 6773 Watershed of the Colorado River, State Reclamation Department, ca. 1925
Map-case
Map 6774 Watershed of Cypress Creek in Texas, State Reclamation Department, ca. 1925
Map-case
Map 6775 Watershed of the Guadalupe River, State Reclamation Department, ca. 1925
Map-case
Map 6776 Watershed of the Neches River, State Reclamation Department, ca. 1925
[two copies]
[one copy has notes added to some of the gauge stations]
Map-case
Map 6777 Watershed of the Nueces River, State Reclamation Department, ca. 1925
Map-case
6778 Watershed of the Sabine River, State Reclamation Department, ca. 1925
Map-case
Map 6779 Watersheds of the San Jacinto River and Buffalo Bayou, State Reclamation Department, ca. 1925
Map-case
Map 6780 Watershed of the Sulphur River in Texas, State Reclamation Department, ca. 1925
Map-case
Map 6781 Watershed of the Trinity River, State Reclamation Department, ca. 1925
[two copies]
[one copy has gauge stations added]
Ground water maps
Map-case
Map 6783 Map of Texas Showing Areas Covered by Ground Water Investigations, 1929-1934
Map-case
Map 6784 Map of Texas Showing Areas in Which Investigations of Underground Water Resources Have Been in Process During, 1929 - 1935
Reservoirs
Miscellaneous notes and charts concerning existing and proposed lakes and reservoirs.
Map-case Folder
OS Planning Board Map Drawer 8. Table, Reservoirs of Texas
[Lists existing and proposed reservoirs along major rivers in the state.]
Box Folder
017-23 43. List of existing and proposed artificial lakes and reservoirs, undated
44. List of proposed lakes and reservoirs, undated
45. List of completed or existing lakes and reservoirs, undated
Miscellaneous maps
These maps do not seem to be related to other hydrologic studies.
Map-case
Map 6785 [Proposed Reservoir Along Colorado River in Coke County], by the Planning Board, ca. 1935
Map-case
Map 6786 Trinity River Reclamation Study, by State Reclamation Department, ca. 1935
Map-case
Map 6787 Maverick County Water Improvement District No. 1, ca. 1930-1935
Map-case
Map 6788 Joint Plan Proposed for Lower Neches Valley Authority Irrigation Project, combined with Facilities for Hydroelectric Power Development, Upland Irrigation and Valley Flood Control.., by the Office of the Project Engineer, Lower Neches Valley Surveys, ca. 1935
Map-case
Map 6789 Port Isabel - San Benito Navigation District Lands and Triangulation Network, Cameron County, Texas, 1936
Map-case
Map 6790 Louisiana and Texas, Intracoastal Waterway, Sabine River - Galveston Bay Section, Survey of 1926-7, Corps of Engineers, U.S. Engineer's Office, Galveston, 1927
Map-case
Map 6791 Louisiana and Texas, Intracoastal Waterway, San Antonio Bay to Aransas Bay, Dredging, Corps of Engineers, U.S. Engineer's Office, Galveston, 1927
Maps 6792-6796:
These maps were created by the Brazos River Conservation and Reclamation District. They were found with three unidentified aerial photographs of a river or rivers. The relationship of the maps with the photographs - if there is a tie, is unknown.
Map-case
Map 6792 Brazos River Conservation and Reclamation District, Possum Kingdom Damsite, Palo Pinto County, 1935-1936
Map-case
Map 6793 Brazos River Conservation and Reclamation District, Index Map of Quadrangles of the Possum Kingdom Reservoir Area, ca. 1935-1936
Map-case
Map 6794 Brazos River Conservation and Reclamation District, Sketch Showing Cordorva Bend Damsite Area, Hood County, Texas, ca. 1935-1936
Map-case
Map 6795 Brazos River Conservation and Reclamation District, Index Map of Quadrangles of the Cordorva Bend Reservoir Area, ca. 1935-1936
Map-case
Map 6796 Brazos River Conservation and Reclamation District, Index Map of Quadrangles of the Leon Reservoir Area and Lampasas Reservoir Area, ca. 1935-1936
Photo
1984/140-44 thru 46 Photographs, 1935
Three unidentified aerial photographs. These may be of the Brazos River or one of its tributaries, as they were stored with some topographic maps of proposed reservoir sites in the Brazos River Conservation and Reclamation District. These photos were taken by Southwestern Aerial Survey, Inc., Austin, Texas, in July 1935. A penciled-in scale on the reverse of one reads 1 inch = 500 feet.
Miscellaneous notes and tables
These were done for an unidentified water study.
Box Folder
017-23 46. List of water control district organized under act of 1925, having water control plans approved as of August 31, 1930
47. List of officers of various water control authorities and districts, November 1936
Natural Resources and Land Use
Maps, charts, and notes concerning land planning; natural resources, e.g., minerals, native vegetation, and oyster beds; economic activity using these resources and the land, e.g., mineral production, agriculture, livestock and lumber production, and oyster farming; and recreational land use, e.g., lakes and parks. Materials arranged by subject matter.
Land Planning
State map showing problem areas and county maps showing areas needing reclamation work, e.g., drainage and clearing.
Map-case
Map 6797 Map Showing Problem Areas in Texas, by John L. Watson and Seaborn L. Rieves, May 1935
Map-case
Map 6798 Settlement Areas by Precincts, Brazoria County, by John L. Watson and Charles B. Metcalfe, [1935- 1936]
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Map 6799 Settlement Areas by Precincts, Chambers County, by John L. Watson, and Charles B. Metcalfe, [1935- 1936]
Map-case
Map 6800 Settlement Areas by Precincts, Delta County, by John L. Watson and Seaborn L. Rieves, [1935-1936]
Map-case
Map 6801 Settlement Areas by Precincts, Ft. Bend County, by John L. Watson, [1935-1936]
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Map 6802 Settlement Areas by Precincts, Jackson County, by John L. Watson and Charles B. Metcalfe, [1935- 1936]
Map-case
Map 6803 Settlement Areas by Precincts, Jefferson County, by John L. Watson, [1935-1936]
Map-case
Map 6804 Settlement Areas by Precincts, King County, by John L. Watson, [1935-1936]
Map-case
Map 6805 Settlement Areas by Precincts, Knox County, by John L. Watson and Seaborn L. Rieves, [1935-1936]
Map-case
Map 6806 Settlement Areas by Precincts, Matagorda County,by John L. Watson, [1935-1936]
Map-case
Map 6807 Settlement Areas by Precincts, Refugio County, by John L. Watson and Seaborn L. Rieves, [1935-1936]
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Map 6808 Settlement Areas by Precincts, Wharton County, by John L. Watson and Charles B. Metcalfe, [1935- 1936]
Land Use - General
Chart of land use classifications, showing acreage in counties for each use type, and map of use classifications.
Box Folder
017-40 18. Chart of land use classification and notes re: land use, undated
Map-case
Map 6809 Classification of Land Uses in Texas by Counties, by Charles B. Metcalfe, 1935
Link to description and images of Map 6809.
Mineral Resources
Maps and notes showing locations of mineral production and refining operations. These maps may have been part of WPA project 6909. See maps 6810-6862, located in the Works Progress Administration Studies series, for maps showing the location of various mineral deposits. Following these are maps showing oil and gas fields, pipelines, and petroleum refineries.
Box Folder
017-23 48. Notes re: mineral production, ca. 1936
Map-case
Map 6893 [Barite Production in Texas], ca. 1936
Map-case
Map 6894 [Basalt Quarries in Texas], ca. 1936
Map-case
Map 6895 [Carbon Black Manufacturing Plants in Texas], ca. 1936
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Map 6866 [Cement Manufacturing Plants in Texas], ca. 1936
Map-case
Map 6867 [Clay Quarries in Texas], ca. 1936
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Map 6868 [Copper Mines in Texas], ca. 1936
Map-case
Map 6869 [Feldspar Quarries in Texas], ca. 1936
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Map 6870 [Fluorspar Mines in Texas], ca. 1936
Map-case
Map 6871 [Fuller's Earth or Bentonite Quarries in Texas], ca. 1936
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Map 6872 [Glass Plants in Texas], ca. 1936
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Map 6873 [Gold Mines in Texas], ca. 1936
Map-case
Map 6874 [Graphite Mines in Texas], ca. 1936
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Map 6875 [Greensand Marl Quarries in Texas], ca. 1936
Map-case
Map 6876 [Gypsum Mines in Texas], ca. 1936
Map-case
Map 6877 [Helium Plants in Texas], ca. 1936
Map-case
Map 6878 [Lead Mines in Texas], ca. 1936
Map-case
Map 6879 [Lignite Mines in Texas], ca. 1936
Map-case
Map 6880 [Lime Plants in Texas], ca. 1936
Map-case
Map 6881 [Limestone Quarries in Texas], ca. 1936
Map-case
Map 6882 [Manganese Mines in Texas], ca. 1936
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Map 6883 [Commercial Utilization of Mineral Water in Texas], ca. 1936
Map-case
Map 6884 [Quicksilver or Mercury Mines in Texas], ca. 1936
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Map 6885 [Rock Asphalt Mines in Texas], ca. 1936
Map-case
Map 6886 [Salt Mines in Texas], ca. 1936
Map-case
Map 6887 [Sandstone Quarries in Texas], ca. 1936
Map-case
Map 6888 [Silver Mines in Texas], ca. 1936
Map-case
Map 6889 [Sodium Sulphate Mines in Texas], ca. 1936
Map-case
Map 6890 Lignite Belt, ca. 1935
Box Folder
017-23 49. Lignite resources and uses, ca. 1936
Map-case
Map 6891 Principal Lignite Outcrops and Mine Explorations of Seams of Lignite in East-Central Texas, by Charles B. Metcalfe, 1936
Map-case
Map 6892 Location of Materials Suitable for the Manufacture of Portland Cement, ca. 1937
Map-case
Map 6893 [Map] Showing Oil and Gas Fields and Salt Domes, by the Zingery Map Company, ca. 1930-1940
Map-case
Map 6894 Oil and Gas Fields of the State of Texas, by the Railroad Commission, 1930. Revised to 1937
Map-case
Map 6895 Pipelines and Oil and Gas Fields in Texas, by Seaborn L. Rieves, revised to 1938
Map-case
Map 6896 Petroleum Refineries in Texas, 1938
Crop, Livestock and Lumber Production
Charts, tables, notes, letters, and maps concerning native vegetation; distribution of land used for farming and grazing; crop and livestock production; cotton industry; the cattle industry; and lumber production.
Box Folder
017-23 50. Distribution of acreage for farming and grazing, by county, 1934
51. List of farming areas in Texas, 1930
52. Farm land in the East Texas Commercial Timber Belt, 1934-1935
Map-case
Map 6897 General Distribution of Native Vegetation in Texas, 1935
Map-case
Map 6898 Percentage of Arable Land in Texas Used for Crop Production, 1929, ca. 1936
Map-case
Map 6899 Percentage of Texas Farm Land Used for Crop Production, 1929, drawn by Seaborn L. Rieves, ca. 1936
Map-case
Map 6900 Percentage of Total Texas Land Used for Crop Production, 1929, ca. 1936
Map-case
Map 6901 Failure [of] Total Crop Land by Counties in Texas, 1929, ca. 1936
Map-case
Map 6902 [Value of Land per Acre, 1929], ca. 1936
Map-case
Map 6903 Type of Farming Areas in Texas, 1930, by Seaborn L. Rieves, ca. 1936
Map-case
Map 6904 Texas High Plains and Adjacent Upland Dry Farming Region, by R.L.L. and Jerry D. Wilson, 1937
Map-case
Map 6905 Texas Cattle and Calves, All Ages as of Jan[uary] 1, 1935, by Jerry D. Wilson, 1937
Map-case
Map 6906 Texas Sheep and Lambs, All Ages as of Jan[uary] 1, 1935, by Jerry D. Wilson, 1937
Map-case
Map 6907 Texas Swine, All Ages as of Jan[uary] 1, 1935, by Jerry D. Wilson, 1937
Map-case
Map 6908 Texas Mohair Production, 1934, [1937]
Map-case
Map 6909 Texas Wool Production, 1934, [1937]
Map-case
Map 6910 Texas Cotton Ginnings, 1936, [1937]
Box Folder
017-23 53. Chart, A Comparison of Cotton Lint Production in the U.S., East and West of the Mississippi, 1928-1937, ca. 1937
Map-case
Map 6911 The Average Annual Cotton Crop, 1928-1937, by Jerry D. Wilson, 1938
Map-case
Map 6912 The Average Annual Cotton Crop, 1928-1937 [and] U.S.D.A. Regional and Subregional Laboratories Shown, by Jerry D. Wilson, 1938
Box Folder
017-40 19. Chart showing citrus production, 1936-1937
Map-case
Map 6913 Study of Cattle Feeding and Meat Packing Industry for Gulf Coast Texas, by George Sitz and Associates, ca. 1937
Map-case
Map 6914 Saw Mills in Texas - 1935, by Seaborn L. Rieves, 1938
Oyster Farming
Reports and letters from the Texas Oyster Conference, and photographs and maps concerning oyster leases.
Box Folder
017-23 54. Report, A Discussion of the Possibilities of the Cultivated Oyster Industry in Texas Waters, by Roland A. Laird, February 20, 1936
55. Discussion of the Cultivated Oyster Industry in Texas Coastal Waters, by the Texas Oyster Conference, January 15, 1937
56. Correspondence, a map, and photographs re: oyster leases along the mouth of the Colorado River, January 1937
Photograph
1984/140-47 Looking north from the Gulf, Matagorda in the Distance, taken August 13, 1936
Photograph
1984/140-48 Looking southwest, approximately five miles from the Gulf of Mexico, taken August 13, 1936
Map-case
Map 6915 Colorado River, Texas, Showing the Area from its Mouth to Bay City, Texas, by the U.S. Engineer's Office, August 1936
Map-case
Map 6916 Oyster Leases on Texas Coast, Sheet 1 - Port Isabel, 1935-1937, by Charles B. Metcalfe, [1936]
Map-case
Map 6917 Oyster Leases on Texas Coast, Sheet 9 - Rockport, 1935-1937, by Charles B. Metcalfe and Jerry D. Wilson, 1936
Map-case
Map 6918 Oyster Leases on Texas Coast, Sheet 10 - St. Joseph Island, 1936-1937, by Jerry D. Wilson, 1937
Map-case
Map 6919 Oyster Leases on Texas Coast, Sheet 14 - Port Lavaca, 1936-1937, by Jerry D. Wilson, 1936
Map-case
Map 6920 Oyster Leases on Texas Coast, Sheet 15 - Palacious, 1936-1937, by Jerry D. Wilson, 1936
Map-case
Map 6921 Oyster Leases on Texas Coast, Sheet 16 - Matagorda West, 1936-1937, by Jerry D. Wilson, 1937
Map-case
Map 6922 Oyster Leases on Texas Coast, Sheet 17 - Matagorda West, 1936-1937, by Jerry D. Wilson, 1937
Box Folder
017-41 4. Texas Oyster Production Chart, 1910-1936
Recreational Land Use
Maps concerning parks, forests, lakes, wildlife refuges, game preserves, and other tourist interest areas.
Map-case
Map 6923 Recreational Facilities and Other Points of Interest for Tourists and Pleasure Seekers in Texas, by Jerry D. Wilson, 1938
Map-case
Map 6924 Official Map of the Lakes and Dams of Texas [and State Game Preserves], by the State Board of Water Engineers, 1934. Game preserves added ca. 1936
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Map 6925 [Sam Houston National Forest, Four Units], ca. 1936
Map-case
Map 6926 State Parks in Relation to Population, by Seaborn L. Rieves, 1936
Map-case
Map 6927 A Map of Texas Showing the State Parks and the Municipal Parks, ca. 1936
Link to description and images of Map 6927
Map-case
Map 6928 Map of Texas Showing State Parks, by Y.P. Kuhn, State Parks Board, 1936
Map-case
Map 6929 Map of Texas Showing State Parks, by Y.P. Kuhn, State Parks Board, 1936
[this is a simplified version of map 6928]
Map-case
Map 7009 [Map of Texas Showing Recreational Areas], ca. 1937
Map-case
Map 6930 Davis Mountains State Park Area, Showing Scenic Drive, by R.D. Swartz, County Surveyor, Jeff Davis County, 1935
Link to description and images of Map 6930.
Recreational Land Use - Maps of State Parks
Maps 6931-6958 are plats of some state parks. They were possibly traced from State Parks Board maps. Original order has been maintained.
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Map 6931 Plat Showing Aransas Pass State Park, 540 Acres, Nueces County, Texas, ca. 1936
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Map 6932 Plat Showing Nocona State Park, 300 Acres, Montague County, Texas, ca. 1936
Map-case
Map 6933 Plat Showing Fort Parker, State Park, ca. 1936
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Map 6934 Plat Showing Lockhart State Park, 227 Acres, Caldwell County, Texas, ca. 1936
Map-case
Map 6935 Plat Showing Kerrville State Park, Kerr County, ca. 1936
Map-case
Map 6936 Plat Showing Laguna Vista State Park, Cameron County, Texas, ca. 1936
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Map 6937 Plat Showing Garner State Park, 478 Acres, Uvalde County, Texas, ca. 1936
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Map 6938 Plat Showing Longhorn Cavern State Park, 550 Acres, Burnet County, Texas, ca. 1936
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Map 6939 Plat Showing Bonham State Park, Fannin County, Texas, ca. 1936
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Map 6940 Plat Showing Dangerfield State Park, 500 Acres, Morris County, Texas, ca. 1936
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Map 6941 Plat Showing Adobe Walls State Park, 640 Acres, Hutchinson County, ca. 1936
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Map 6942 Plat Showing Paris State Park, 3200 Acres, Lamar County, Texas, ca. 1936
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Map 6943 Plat Showing Ochiltree State Park, 647 Acres, Ochiltree County, Texas, ca. 1936
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Map 6944 Plat Showing Santa Helena State Park, ca. 1936
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Map 6945 Plat Showing Big Bend State Park, 105,600 Acres, Brewster County, Texas, ca. 1936
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Map 6946 Plat Showing Palo Duro Canyon State Park, ca. 1936
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Map 6947 Sketch Showing San Augustine State Park, 500 Acres, San Augustine County, Texas, ca. 1936
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Map 6948 Plat Showing Lamesa State Park, 500 Acres, Dawson County, ca. 1936
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Map 6949 Plat Showing Tyler State Park, 398 Acres, Smith County, Texas, ca. 1936
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Map 6950 Plat Showing Oasis State Park, 500 Acres, Hemphill County, ca. 1936
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Map 6951 Plat Showing Lake Corpus Christi State Park, ca. 1936
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Map 6952 Bastrop - Buescher State Park, ca. 1936
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Map 6953 Plat Showing Goose Island State Park, 157 Acres, Aransas County, Texas, ca. 1936
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Map 6954 Plat Showing Cleburne State Park, 500 Acres, Johnson County, Texas, ca. 1936
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Map 6955 Plat of Mackenzie State Park, Lubbock Co[unty], Texas, ca. 1936
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6956 Plat Showing Loy State Park, Grayson County, Texas, ca. 1936
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Map 6957 Plat Showing Caddo Lake State Park, 460 Acres, Harrison County, Texas, ca. 1936
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Map 6958 Plat Showing Davis Mountains State Park, Number 4, 1975 Acres, Jeff Davis County, Texas, ca. 1936
Population Studies
Notes, charts, and maps concerning the growth, distribution, and composition of the population in the state, 1850-1930. A population map, by counties, for 1840 was started, but no population data was added.
Box Folder
017-23 Charts and notes:
57. Growth of Texas Population, 1850-1930
57. Composition of Texas Population, 1880-1930
Map-case
Map 6959 Population of Texas Counties, 1850, by Jerry D. Wilson and Charles B. Metcalfe, 1936
[two copies]
Map-case
Map 6960 Population of Texas Counties, 1860, by Seaborn L. Rieves and Jerry D. Wilson, , two copies 1936
[two copies]
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Map 6961 Population of Texas Counties, 1870, by Seaborn L. Rieves and Jerry D. Wilson, 1936
[two copies]
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Map 6962 Population of Texas Counties, 1880, by Seaborn L. Rieves and Charles B. Metalfe, 1936
[two copies]
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Map 6963 Population of Texas Counties, 1890, by Charles B. Metcalfe, 1936
[two copies]
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Map 6964 Population of Texas Counties, 1900, by Charles B. Metcalfe, Seaborn L. Rieves, and Jerry D. Wilson, 1936
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Map 6965 Population of Texas Counties, 1910, by Charles B. Metcalfe, 1936
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Map 6966 Population of Texas Counties, 1920, by Seaborn L. Rieves, 1936
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Map 6967 Population of Texas Counties, 1930, by Seaborn L. Rieves, 1936
Map-case
Map 6968 Texas Minor Civil Divisions, [Distribution of Population in Texas, 1930], population data added January 1935
Map 6730 also shows the distribution of population in Texas in 1930 and was compiled and drawn by the Planning Board
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Map 6969 Total Population by Counties in Texas, 1930 Census, by Seaborn L. Rieves and Charles B. Metcalfe, 1935
Map-case
Map 6970 Distribution of Old Age Assistance Recipients, 1939
Other population studies maps by the Board are maps 6718, 6719, and 6731-6733, found in the Publication series.
Health
Statistical maps and charts showing the occurrence and number of deaths, by county, from various diseases, 1934-1936. Also included are death rates, by county, from automobile accidents.
Box Folder
017-37 30. Deaths from Automobile Accidents, by Counties, in Texas, 1934
30. Death Rate Per 100,000 Population from Preventable Diseases, by Counties, in Texas, 1934
30. Death Rate Per 100,000 Population from Tuberculosis, by Counties, in Texas, 1933
30. Death Rate Per 100,000 Population from Tuberculosis, by Counties, in Texas, 1934
30. Actual Deaths from Diarrhea and Enteritis, 1934
30. Actual Deaths from Pneumonia, all forms, 1934
31. Actual Deaths from Heart Diseases, 1934
31. Actual Deaths from Typhoid and Paratyphoid, 1934
31. Actual Deaths from Tuberculosis, all forms, 1934
31. Number of Deaths from Pellagra, 1934
31. Actual Deaths from Dysentery, 1934
31. Actual Deaths from Influenza, 1934
32. Actual Deaths from Nephritis, 1934
32. Actual Deaths from Cancer, 1934
32. Actual Deaths from Apoplexy, 1934
32. Malaria Death Rates for Texas Counties - 1935
32. Incidence of Malaria Deaths in Texas Counties - 1935
32. Death Rate Per 100,000 Population from Preventable Diseases, by Counties, [in] Texas, 1936
Figures, 1936:
[Materials in folders 33-35 appear to have been done for a publication. Such a report is not in the Archives's holdings so this assumption is not verified.]
Box Folder
017-37 33. List of figures - table of contents
33. Fig. 1 Comparison of Death Rates in Texas, 1936
33. Fig. 2 Crude Death Rates, All Causes, 1936, for all states
33. Fig. 3 Crude Death Rates, Preventable Diseases, 1936, for all states
33. Fig. 4 Crude Death Rates, Malaria, 1936, for all states
33. Fig. 5 Incidence [of] Malaria Cases, 1936 in Texas, by county
33. Fig. 6 Crude Death Rates, Typhoid and Paratyphoid, 1936, for all states
33. Fig. 7 Incidence [of] Malaria Cases, 1936, in Texas, by county
34. Fig. 8 Crude Death Rates, Pellagra, 1936, for all states
34. Fig. 9 Incidence [of] Tuberculosis Cases, 1936, in Texas, by county
34. Fig. 10 Crude Death Rates, Tuberculosis, all forms, 1936, for all states
34. Fig. 11 Incidence [of] Tuberculosis Cases, 1936, in Texas, by county
34. Fig. 12 Crude Death Rates, Diphtheria, 1936, for all states
34. Fig. 13 Incidence [of] Diphtheria Cases, 1936, in Texas, by county
34. Fig. 14 Crude Death Rates, Diarrhea and Enteritis, under 2 Years of Age, 1936, for all states
35. Fig. 15 Crude Death Rates, Diarrhea and Enteritis, over 2 Years of Age, 1936, for all states
35. Fig. 16 Incidence [of] Typhus Fever Cases, 1936, in Texas, by county
35. Fig. 17 Incidence [of] Smallpox Cases, 1936, in Texas, by county
35. Fig. 18 Incidence [of] Poliomyelitis Cases, 1936, in Texas, by county
35. Fig. 19 Incidence [of] Dysentery Cases, 1936, in Texas, by county
35. Fig. 20 Incidence [of] Pneumonia Cases, 1936, in Texas, by county
35. Fig. 21 Incidence [of] Scarlet Fever Cases, 1936, in Texas, by county
35. Fig. 22 Incidence [of] Whooping Cough Cases, 1936, in Texas, by county
Transportation
Maps showing various modes of transportation, e.g., airline routes, railroads, Intracoastal Waterway, bus and truck lines, and general highway maps. A number of Highway Department maps were found with these materials. As these maps are duplicated in our holdings and do not have any added information, they were removed. They were: two sets of maps of the 25 highway divisions, ca. 1931 and ca. 1935--see maps 6140-6182, dated 1930 and ca. 1940; single issues of division maps, ca. 1935, division 14--see map 6171, and division 23-- see map 6180; and state highway maps, 1935, 2 copies-- see map 6191, 1936--see map 6193, and 1937--see map 6194.
Map-case
Map 6971 Airports and Scheduled Air Lines in Texas, by Seaborn L. Rieves and Charles B. Metcalfe, 1938.
[Map 6735 is an earlier edition.]
Map-case
Map 6972 Texas Railroad Map, by Charles B. Metcalfe, 1935. Revised by Seaborn L. Rieves, 1937
[two copies]
[Map 6724 is an earlier edition and map 6973 is a later edition.]
Map-case
Map 6973 Texas Railroad Map, by Charles B. Metcalfe, 1935. Revised by Jerry D. Wilson, 1938
[Maps 6724 and 6972 are earlier editions.]
Map-case
Map 6974 Louisiana - Texas Intracoastal Waterway, San Antonio Bay to Aransas Bay, by the Corps of Engineers, U.S. Engineer's Office, 1938
Map-case
Map 6975 Bus Lines, Operating on Regular Schedules in Texas, by Seaborn L. Rieves, 1935
[two copies]
Map-case
Map 6976 Intrastate Truck Lines, Operating on Regular Schedules in Texas, by Charles B. Metcalfe, 1935
[two copies ]
Map-case
Map 6977 Interstate Truck Lines, Operating on Regular Schedules in Texas, by Charles B. Metcalfe, 1935
[two copies]
Map-case
Map 6978 Highway Districts in Texas, ca. 1936
Map-case
Map 6979 [Highway Map of Texas], ca. 1936
Map-case
Map 6980 Official Map of the Highway System of Texas, Federal Aid System, State Highway Commission, 1935
[two copies]
Map-case
Map 6981 Graphic Traffic Census Map of the Texas Highway System, June, 1931
Map-case
Map 6982 Traffic Flow Chart of the United States, 1937, by Bureau of Public Roads, U.S. Department of Agriculture, 1937
Hydroelectric Studies and Rural Electrification
Notes, charts, and tables, probably for the Board's publication, Markets for Texas Hydroelectric Power. See this title in the Publication series for additional hydroelectric materials. Other items in this series include kilowatt-hour charts, list of water power plants, notes and tables concerning rural electrification projects, and a map showing power plants and transmission lines.
Box Folder
017-23 58. Chart, Relative Growth of Power Consumption in Texas, 1925-1939, 1937
59. Notes and table re: Texas cities owning light and power plants, ca. 1937
60. Survey form for report on electric and electric rates, [1937]
The remaining items are not connected with the aforementioned report.
61. Kilowatts-Hour production charts for U.S. and Texas, 1920-1933, ca. 1937
62. List of water power plants in Texas, 1936
63. Notes and tables re: rural electrification projects, 1938
Map-case
Map 6983 Power Transmission Lines and Power Plants in Texas, by Charles B. Metcalfe, 1935. Revised to 1936
[Map 6734 is an earlier edition, and map 6984 is a later edition.]
Map-case
Map 6984 Power Transmission Lines and Power Plants in Texas. Revised by Jerry D. Wilson to 1938
[Maps 6734 and 6983 are earlier editions.]
Government
Charts depicting various government activities.
Box Folder
017-40 19. Charts, Texas Tax Dollar, 1933-1935
[These were probably done for the report, Major Revenue Problems in Texas. See this report in the Publications series for related information.]
Map-case
Map 6985 Counties in Which Local Planning Boards Have Been Organized, ca. 1935
Box Folder
OS Planning Board Map Drawer 8. Chart showing the structure of the government of Texas, 1938
Works Progress Administration
A table of WPA expenditures by state, and maps of WPA districts. Other materials reflecting the Board's involvement with the WPA are in the Works Progress Administration Studies series.
Box Folder
017-24 1. Table showing WPA expenditures by state, 1935
Map-case
Map 6986 Divisions of Works Progress Administration in Texas, Showing Location of Headquarters and Director of Each, ca. 1936
Map-case
Map 6987 Works Progress Administration District No. 9, by Jerry D. Wilson, 1937
Climatological Data
Graphs and maps showing rainfall and temperature patterns. Maps 6988-6993 are a set. Map 6727, Normal Annual Rainfall, probably part of this set, was done earlier and published in the Board's 1936 report to the Governor.
Map-case
Map 6988 Minimum Annual Rainfall, by Charles B. Metcalfe, 1936
Map-case
Map 6989 Maximum Annual Rainfall, by Charles B. Metcalfe, 1936
Map-case
Map 6990 Average Temperature, by Charles B. Metcalfe and Jerry D. Wilson, 1936
Map-case
Map 6991 Average Maximum Temperature, by Charles B. Metcalfe, 1936
Map-case
Map 6992 Average Minimum Temperature, by Jerry D. Wilson, 1936
Map-case
Map 6993 Average Growing Season in Days, by Jerry D. Wilson, 1936
Map-case
Map 6994 Climatic Regions of Texas, based on Characteristics of Soils and Natural Regions, ca. 1936
Map-case
Map 6995 [Weather Zones, based on Average Date of Last Killing Frost], ca. 1936
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Map 6996 [Weather Zones, based on Average Date of First Killing Frost], ca. 1936
Box Folder
017-24 2. Graph, Texas Monthly Mean Rainfall, 1888 to Date
2. Graph, Texas Monthly Mean Temperatures, 1888 to Date
World's Fair and Golden Gate International Exposition
The Board assisted in planning for the Texas exhibits at the 1939 world's fairs. Materials consist of floor plans of the Texas building and layouts of the fairs. These items were possibly published in Report on Texas Participation in New York and San Francisco World's Fairs of 1939. A list of members of the Commission appointed by Governor Allred concerning Texas' participation in these fairs can be found in the Administrative records series.
Box Folder
017-24 3. Floor plans of Texas building, 1937
4. Layout of New York World's Fair, ca. 1937
Box Folder
017-40 19. Layout of Golden Gate International Exposition, 1937
Miscellaneous Materials
Maps of the state, regions, counties, and other areas, not part of any subject classification in this series.
Map-case
Map 6997 Texas Counties, 1840, by Charles B. Metcalfe, 1936
[two copies]
[One copy was intended to be used as a population map but the population data was never added.]
Map-case
Map 6998 Texas Counties, 1850, by Charles B. Metcalfe, 1936
Map-case
Map 6999 Texas Counties, 1860, by Seaborn L. Rieves, 1936
Map-case
Map 7000 Texas Counties, 1870, by Seaborn L. Rieves, 1936
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Map 7001 Texas Counties, 1880, by Seaborn L. Rieves, 1936
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Map 7002 Texas Counties, 1890, by Charles B. Metcalfe, 1936
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Map 7003 Texas Counties, 1900, by Charles B. Metcalfe, 1936
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Map 7004 Texas Counties, 1910, by Charles B. Metcalfe, 1936
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Map 7005 Texas Counties, 1920, by Charles B. Metcalfe, 1936
Map-case
Map 7006 Texas Counties, 1930, by Charles B. Metcalfe, 1936
[Two copies, one having some data added, probably representing population distribution.]
Map-case
Map 7007 Comparative Size of Texas, by Charles B. Metcalfe, 1936
Map-case
Map 7008 [Map of Texas], ca. 1937
[Shows sewer systems, water basins, reservoirs, oil fields, and oyster beds.]
Map-case
Map 7010 [Grid Map of Texas], ca. 1936
Maps 7011-7015 are various state maps not done by the Board, but used as reference material
Map-case
Map 7011 Grid Map Showing Texas, Oklahoma, Arkansas, Louisiana, and Portions of Florida, Mississippi, New Mexico, Alabama, Missouri and Kansas, by Edgar Tobin Aerial Surveys, 1935
Map-case
Map 7012 Texas, Minor Civil Divisions, by the Bureau of the Census, Department of Commerce, 1930
[Shows counties and precincts.]
Map-case
Map 7013 Texas, 1931, by the Bureau of Agricultural Economics, two sheets.
[Outlines counties and precincts.]
Map-case
Map 7014 Map of Texas, by the Texas Board of Water Engineers, 1934
[General map]
Map-case
Map 7015 The State of Texas, ca. 1914
[Shows counties.]
Map-case
Map 7016 [Texas Coast], by Charles B. Metcalfe, ca. 1936
Map-case
Map 7017 Map of Various Texas Counties to Accompany Report on Resources, by Jerry D. Wilson, 1938.
[Covers part of the south central coast. We do not have the report referred to on the map.]
Map-case
Map 7018 Map Showing Approximate Location of Four New Towns in Maverick County, Texas, by Charles B. Metcalfe, 1935
Map-case
Map 7019 Map of Coleman County, Showing Location of Padgitt Ranch, April 12, 1935
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Map 7020 Zoning Plan for a Small City, by Jerry D. Wilson, 1938
Maps 7021-7024, of regions and smaller areas, and the property plats, were not done by the Board, but used as reference material. Following these maps is a report on running transit traverse.
Map-case
Map 7021 Map and General Information of Lower Rio Grande Valley of Texas, by office of Alfred Tamm, Harlingen, ca. 1934
[Map 7022 is a later edition.]
Map-case
Map 7022 Map and General Information of Lower Rio Grande Valley of Texas, by office of Alfred Tamm, Harlingen, ca. 1937
Link to description and images of Map 7022.
[Map 7021 is an earlier edition.]
Map-case
Map 7023 Location of Proposed New Causeway from Flour Bluff to Mustang Island, by J.W. Berette Engineers, San Antonio, ca. 1936
Map-case
Map 7024 Map of Corpus Christi, by State Reclamation Department, 1938
Box Folder
OS Planning Board Map Drawer 8. Property plats along the Brazos River, two items, 1930 and 1931
Box Folder
OS Planning Board Map Drawer 8. Property plat, location and date unknown, containing numerous notes
Box Folder
017-24 5. Report, An Outline of the Procedure for Running Third Order Transit, Traverse and Computations of Geodetic Positions for Same as followed by the Texas Reclamation Department, March 1937

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Press releases, 1936-1938, undated,
0.1 cubic ft.

These are press releases of the Texas Planning Board, dating August 8, 1936-May 3, 1938, undated. These statements provide information on the accomplishments of the Board. Activities reported include surveys undertaken by Board committees; successful attempts to attract WPA projects to Texas; the campaign promoting the use of natural resources; their drive to keep industry in the state; and appointments to the Board or its committees.
Arrangement
These records are arranged in chronological order.
Preferred Citation
(Identify the item), Press releases, Records, Texas Planning Board. Archives and Information Services Division, Texas State Library and Archives Commission.
Box Folder
017-24 6-13. Press releases, August 1936 - May 1938, undated

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Clippings, 1931-1939, undated (bulk March 1935 - March 1939),
4.52 cubic ft.

These are vertical files of articles concerning Texas Planning Board activities and subjects relating to their research interests, dating 1931-1939 and undated (bulk March 1935-March 1939). Topics covered include advertising, agriculture, city planning, flood control, forestry, health, industry, land use, mineral resources, native raw materials, water conservation and resources, and WPA projects. Most clippings contain the name of the city and/or newspaper, and date of publication.
Organization
These records are organized into two subseries.
Subject files, 1931-1939, undated (bulk 1935-1939), 4.52 cubic ft.
Scrapbooks, 1936-1939, 1.59 cubic ft. (3 volumes)
Preferred Citation
(Identify the item and cite the subseries), Clippings, Records, Texas Planning Board. Archives and Information Services Division, Texas State Library and Archives Commission.
Subject files, 1931-1939, undated (bulk 1935-1938),
4.52 cubic ft.
Files contain newspaper clippings and some non-clippings retained as reference material, e.g., agriculture and industrial sections of newspapers, notices of public hearings concerning flood control, and statistics on Texas agriculture production prior to 1936. Dates covered are 1931-1939 (bulk March 1935-December 1938).
Arrangement
Files are arranged alphabetically by subject. Arrangement within folders is loosely chronological by month, usually in reverse date order.
Preferred Citation
(Identify the item), Subject files, Clippings, Records, Texas Planning Board. Archives and Information Services Division, Texas State Library and Archives Commission.
Box Folder
017-24 14. Advertising, January - September 1937, undated
15. Agricultural Adjustment Administration, April 1937 - May 1938, undated
16. Agriculture products, January - May 1937; January and March 1938
17. Airports and airplanes, January 1939, undated
18. Alcohol and breweries, March 1937 - March 1938; undated
19. American Legion, undated
20. ARGOL, May 1938, undated
21. Bees, May 1937, undated
22. Berries, June 1937
23. Bitterweed, April 1937, March 1938
24. Broccoli, January 1938
25. Business, November 1937 - February 1938, undated
26. Canal, September 1938
27. Cedar, March - April 1937, September 1938, undated
28. Cement, December 1937 - April 1938, undated
29. Chamber of Commerce, December 1937, February 1938
30. Chemicals, January - May 1938, undated
31-32. Chemurgic, April 1937 - January 1939
33. Child welfare, September 1937
34-37. City planning, February 1937 - June 1938, undated
38. Civilian Conservation Corps, June 1937, December 1937 - March 1938, undated
39. Clubs - 4-H, June 1937 - February 1938
40-41. Colorado River, May 1937 - October 1938, undated
42. Conference Bulletin, February 1938
43. Corn, April 1937 - October 1938, undated
44. Cotton, Texas Agriculture Bulletin, 1936
45. Cotton, January - April 1937, undated
Box Folder
017-25 1-8. Cotton, April 1937 - December 1938, undated
9-11. Cotton reports, Texas-Oklahoma-New Mexico, April 24 - October 16, 1937
12. Cotton mills, July 24, 1938
13. Cottonseed, May 1937 - January 1938, undated
14. County planning, March - May, August 1938
15. Crop insurance, January - March 1938
16. Dams, Possum Kingdom, January - April 1938
17. Dams, other, January - December 1938, undated
18. Deaf people, January 1938
19. Death, childbearing, January 1938
20. Economic problems of the south, September 1938
21. Education, January 1937 - September 1938, undated
22. Eleemosynary, April 1937; January - February 1938
23-24. Employment, January 1937 - November 1937, undated
25. Engineers, February, April, and July 1938
26. Engineer's License Board, April and September 1937
27. Expeditions, undated
28-29. Exports and imports, January 1937 - November 1938, undated
30. Farming, April 1937, January - September 1938, undated
31. Farming County Operative Organization, April - May 1937, December 1937 - June 1938
32. Fertilizer, January [1938?]
33. Fibre, February 1938
34. Financial, December 1937 - April 1938
35. Fishing industry, April 1937 - November 1938, undated
36. Flex and hairy vetch, January - February 1938
Box Folder
017-26 1-3. Flood control, January 1937 - September 1938, undated
4. Food problems, April 1937, December 1937 - June 1938
5. Foreign trade, April 1937 - February 1938, undated
6-14. Forestry, January 1937 - December 1938, undated
15. Fowl, 1931-1936, April 1937 - April 1938, undated
16. Fruits, 1934, April - December 1937
17. Texas Farming and Citriculture, October, 1937
18. Gas, December 1937 - August 1938
19. Gasoline plants, March 1938, undated
20. Ginning, March 1937 - March 1938, undated
21-24. Government and social aspects, January - August 1937, undated
Box Folder
017-27 1-6. Government and social aspects, September 1937 - December 1938, undated
7. Grazing, April 1937, March - April 1938
8. Grapefruit, January - April 1938, undated
9. Grapes, January - February 1938, undated
10. Grasshoppers, January 1939
11-16. Health, March 1936 - December 1938, undated
17-19. Highways, April 1937 - November 1938, undated
Housing:
20-23. July - August 1935, March 1937 - November 1938, undated
24. PWA Program, December 1935, May - June 1936, January 1937
25. Resettlement, July 1935 - June 1936, undated
26. Rural settlement, March 1935 - October 1936, undated
27. Houston water system, June - November 1937
28. Income, June 1938
29-31. Industries, new, June 1937 - January 1939, undated
32. Industry, June and September 1936 - January 1937
Box
017-28 Industry:
1-13. February 1937 - January 1939, undated
14-15. Livestock, January - December 1937, undated
16. The Brownsville Herald, industrial section, May 16, 1937
17-21. The Houston Post, Annual Industrial sections, December 31, 1937 and December 1, 1938
Box Folder
017-29 1. The Houston Post, Annual Industrial section, December 1, 1938
2. San Antonio Express, Business Review Section, January 1, 1938
3-5. Temple Daily Telegram, Industrial Opportunities edition, various industrial sections, June 29, 1938
6. Texas Industrial News, May 1938
7. Texas Industry, September - October 1938
8. Insects, March 1937 - June 1938
9. Insurance, January - November 1938
10. Iron, April 1937; September 1938 - January 1939
Land use:
11-15. January 1937 - April 1938, undated
16. Index to agriculture, cotton, live- stock, and soil conservation folders
17. Agriculture, May 1935 - March 1937, undated
18. Cotton, March 1936 - March 1937
19. Livestock, February 1936 - March 1937
20. Soil conservation, June 1936 - March 1937
21. Laredo Chamber of Commerce, January, [1938?]
22. Leather, undated
23-24. Legislative, January 1937 - December 1938, undated
25. Libraries, March 1936 - September 1938, undated
26. Limestone, February [1938?]
27-28. Livestock, July 1936, October 1937 - January 1939
29. Mapping, January 1938
30. Market reports, April - May 1937, December 1937 - March 1938, undated
31. Meat, January - April 1938, undated
32. Mills and elevators, January 1939
33. McDonald Observatory, October 1935, July 1936, July 1937
34-35. Mineral resources, November 1936 - April 1937
Box Folder
017-30 1-3. Mineral resources, May 1937 - March 1938, undated
4. Mining, January 1938, undated
5. Mistletoe, January 1938
6. Model farms, April - May 1937
7. Mohair and wool, January 1938
8. National Youth Administration, February - March 1938, undated
9. Natural resources, September 1937 - October 1938, undated
10-12. Oil, March 1937 - June 1938, undated
13. Oil tool plant, May 1937
14. Old Age Assistance, January - February 1938
15-16. Orchards and gardens, January 1937 - October 1938, undated
17. Organizations, January 1938
18. Padre Island, December 1937 - March 1938
19-20. Paper and fiber mills, February - November 1937, January 1939, undated
21-24. Parks, September 1935 - August 1938, undated
25. Pecans, January - October 1938, undated
26. Pipelines, February - March 1938, undated
27. Planning, national, March 1937 - April 1938
28. Population studies, January 1937 - June 1938, undated
29. Post offices, January 1938
30. Power plants, December 1937 - November 1938
31. Prices, February 1938
32. Prisons, January - July 1937, undated
33. Public service, February 1938
34. Range program, January - May 1937
35. Reconstruction Finance Corporation, November 1938
36. Recreational, March - August 1937, September 1938
37. Regional planning, December 1937, March 1938, January 1939
38. Relief, January - February 1938, undated
39-40. Research, May 1937, January - November 1938
41. Retail trade, March - April 1938
Box Folder
017-31 1. Rice, August 1936, March 1937 - January 1938, undated
2-3. Rio Grande, April - July 1936, March 1937 - January 1939, undated
4. Rose industry, February and December 1937, March 1938
5-6. Rural electrification, January 1937 - January 1939
7. Safety, December and January, no years given
8. Salt cake, January 1938
9. San Jacinto River, October - November 1937
10. Sawmills, undated
11. Schools, December 1937 - November 1938, undated
12. Secede, South Texas, February 1938
13-19. Soil conservation, October 1935 - June 1936, January 1937 - January 1939, undated
20. Soil erosion, January - July 1937, January - November 1938
21. Soybeans, January 1937 - October 1938
22. State banks, January 1937
23. State needs, January 1938
24. State Observer, June 1938
25. Stock market, January 1938
26. Strikes, April 1937
27. Sweetwater, January 1938
28. Texas history, January 1937
Texas Planning Board:
29-32. January 1937 - February 1939, undated
33-35. Editorial file, February 1935 - March 1937
36. Governor Allred's accomplishments, September 1935 - March 1936
Box Folder
017-32 1. Natural resources, May 1935 - July 1936
2. National Resources Committee, October 1935 - April 1936, undated
3. Planning, February - November 1935, undated
4. Politics, May 1935 - September 1936
5. Press news, June 1935 - April 1936
6. Public welfare, July 1936
7. Public Works Administration, June 1935 and September 1936
8. Tariffs, May - June 1937
9. Handling stock, April 1937
10-11. Taxation, July 1937, December 1937 - December 1938, undated
12. Teachers retirement, April 1937, January - February 1938
13-14. Tenants, January 1937 - June 1938, undated
15. Tornadoes, April 1937
16. Tourists, January 1938 - January 1939, undated
17-21. Traffic accidents, April 1937 - November 1938, undated
22. Trailers, September 1936; March 1937; February [year not given]
23-26. Trinity River, January - August 1935, January 1937 - January 1939, undated
27. Trucks, January - May 1938
28. Tule Creek Lake, January 1939
29. Tung Oil, December 1936 - January 1939, undated
30. TVA Utilities, May 1935, January and April 1937
31. Wages, January 1938
32-34. Water resources, January - June 1937, undated
Box Folder
017-33 1-7. Water resources, July 1937 - January 1939, undated
8. Wealth, 1937
9. Wheat, January 1937 - January 1938, undated
10. Wildlife, January 1937 - June 1938, undated
11. Wind erosion, January 1937 - June 1938
12-16. Wool, September 1934 - January 1939, undated
17-18. World's Fair, June 1937 - October 1938, undated
19-20. Works Progress Administration and Public Works Administration, March 1937 - February 1938, undated
21. Zoning, April 1937 - June 1938, undated
Scrapbooks, 1936-1939,
1.59 cubic ft. (3 volumes)
These books are composed of clippings, dating July 1936-March 1939. Some clustering by topic occurred as a subject was featured in the news.
Arrangement
The clippings are arranged chronologically by month.
Preferred Citation
(Identify the item), Scrapbooks, Clippings, Records, Texas Planning Board. Archives and Information Services Division, Texas State Library and Archives Commission.
Volume
017-42 Volume 1, July - November 1936
[Major topics covered: recruitment of WPA money and projects to the state, a Rio Grande treaty with Mexico, preventable death, statewide survey of mineral resources, flood damage, water conservation, and legislation creating a State Board of Public Welfare.]
Volume
017-43 Volume 2, December 1936 - November 1937
[Major topics covered: the Board's proposal for a State Social Security Board, statewide survey of mineral resources, milk labeling bill, production of grapes, statewide industrial survey, mining, mosquito control bill, a Rio Grande treaty with Mexico, preventable deaths, tanning industry, and development of the tourist trade.]
Volume
017-44 Volume 3, November 1937 - January 1939
[Major topics covered: statewide survey of mineral resources, flood control, conservation of underground water, a Rio Grande treaty with Mexico, cotton industry, statewide industrial survey, forest industry, tourist trade, and extension of the Board's existence by the Legislature.]

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Administrative records, 1925-1939, undated (bulk 1935-1938),
1.2 cubic ft.

This series contains financial records, general office files, and reference materials and notes used for legislative research by the Texas Planning Board. Dates covered are 1925-1939, undated (bulk 1935-1938).
Organization
These records are organized into three subseries.
Financial records, 1935-1939, 0.3 cubic ft.
Legislative materials, 1925-1938, undated, 0.6 cubic ft.
Office files, 1927-1929, 0.3 cubic ft.
Preferred Citation
(Identify the item and cite the subseries), Administrative records, Records, Texas Planning Board. Archives and Information Services Division, Texas State Library and Archives Commission.
Financial records, 1935-1939,
0.3 cubic ft.
These consist of budget materials, lists and status of appropriations statements, monthly and yearly expenditure summaries, and monthly statements from the Comptroller. Dates covered are 1935-1939.
Arrangement
Files are arranged by record type.
Preferred Citation
(Identify the item), Financial records, Administrative records, Records, Texas Planning Board. Archives and Information Services Division, Texas State Library and Archives Commission.
Box Folder
017-41 5. Budget, FY 1935
Box Folder
017-33 22-27. Budget preparation for FY 1938 and FY 1939:
22. FY 1935 data
23. FY 1936 figures and correspondence, August 1936
24. Written statements to legislature, April 1937
25. Analysis of Board's budget
26. Explanation of figures in budget
27. Estimates for budget
28. List of appropriations, FY 1938 and FY 1939
29. Status of appropriations, October 1935 - December 1936
30. Status of appropriations, March 1937 - August 1938
Monthly statements of expenditures,
31. April - December 1935
Box Folder
017-34 1. January - December 1936
2. January - December 1937
3. January 1938 - January 1939
4. Statement of expenditures, May - December 1935
5. Expenditure classifications, effective September 1, 1937, State Comptroller
7. Expenditures, FY 1936, September 1935 - August 1936
8. Expenditures, FY 1937, September 1936 - August 1937
20-22. Monthly statements from Comptroller:
20. March - August 1938
21. September - November 1938
22. December 1938 - February 1939
Legislative materials, 1925-1938, undated,
0.6 cubic ft.
Correspondence, reports, copies of bills and acts, clippings and notes used by the Board when researching and drafting proposed legislation. Dates covered are 1925-1938, undated. Subjects covered include farm tenancy, forestry, housing, minerals, public health and welfare, resettlement, and social security. Some of the reference materials were probably also consulted in preparing various Board publications.
Arrangement
Files are arranged alphabetically by subject.
Preferred Citation
(Identify the item), Legislative materials, Administrative records, Records, Texas Planning Board. Archives and Information Services Division, Texas State Library and Archives Commission.
Box Folder
017-34 6-7. Farm tenancy, clippings, 1936-1937
8-12. Farm tenancy, reports, 1937
13. Farmers Home Corporation, legislation and report, 1936
Farming:
14. Legislation, 1936
15. Correspondence, 1932
16. Report, 1936
Housing:
17. Legislation, 1927
18. Legislation, 1934
19. Legislation, 1938
20. Reports and legislation, 1935-1936
21. Reports, 1934 and 1935
22. Report, 1936
23. Notes on proposed Texas housing bill, undated
Forestry laws of Texas:
24. Correspondence, 1935-1937
25. Legislation, 1925-1935
26. Outlines and drafts of proposed forestry laws, undated
27. Mineral laws of Texas, typescript of articles of the laws, followed by recommended changes, undated
Public health:
28. Notes and legislation, 1937
29. Report, 1935
30. Statistics, undated
Public welfare:
31. Legislation, undated
32. Report, undated
33. Press release, 1936
34. Recreation, Davis Mountains State Park Highway, legislation, 1927
35. Recreation, report, 1936
Resettlement:
36. Report, 1937
37. Report, 1936
38. Press release, 1936
39. Statement supporting creation of Texas Colonization Commission, undated
Box Folder
017-35 1. Revenue and taxation, clippings, 1937
2. Revenue and taxation, report, 1935
3. Social Security, legislation and report, 1935-1936
4. Social Security, report, 1935
5. Unemployment compensation, report, 1936
Office files, 1927-1939,
0.3 cubic ft.
These consist of routine office records, e.g., employee lists, office inventories, instructions on office practices, mailing lists for reports, and a few miscellaneous items. Dates covered are 1927-1939.
Arrangement
Files are arranged alphabetically by type.
Preferred Citation
(Identify the item), Office files, Administrative records, Records, Texas Planning Board. Archives and Information Services Division, Texas State Library and Archives Commission.
Box Folder
017-35 6. Employee lists and temporary appointments, 1935-1938
7. General reports on the Board's activities, 1935 and 1936
8. List of reports by other state planning boards, undated
9. Mailing lists for Board reports, 1936, undated
10. Meeting times for Board, proposed changes, 1938
11. Office inventories of furniture, equipment and supplies, 1935-1938, undated
12. Office management instructions from State Auditor and correspondence, 1935
13. Planning, city and county planning board survey, undated
Planning:
14. Clipping, 1936
15. Newsletter, American Society of Planning Officials, 1936
16. Press release and report, 1935
17. Report on Statewide Coordination Meeting of Federal Agencies Operating in Texas, National Emergency Council, 1936
18. Rio Grande, statement concerning its water usage and the need for a treaty between U.S. and Mexico, ca. 1936
19. School lands, unsold, available for public leasing, 1934
20. State government organization, list of units in, undated
21. Texas Wildlife Conference, letter recommending the Planning Board director be appointed to it Board of Directors, 1936
22. Traveling expenses, correspondence and legislation, 1935-1936
23. World's Fair, list of members of Commission appointed by Governor to work for Texas participation in the 1939 World's Fair

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