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Overview

Agency History

Scope and Contents of the Records

Arrangement of the Records

Restrictions

Index Terms

Related Material

Administrative Information

Description of Series

Supreme Court's annotated copies of blueprints and drawings of buildings in the Capitol Complex, 1956-1991, bulk 1988-1990,

Texas State Library and Archives Commission

Texas Supreme Court, Administrative Division:

An Inventory of Supreme Court's Annotated Copies of Blueprints and Drawings of Buildings in the Capitol Complex at the Texas State Archives, 1956-1991, bulk 1988-1990



Overview

Creator: Texas. Supreme Court. Administrative Division.
Title: Supreme Court's annotated copies of blueprints and drawings of buildings in the Capitol Complex
Dates: 1956-1991
Dates: bulk 1988-1990
Abstract: The Texas Supreme Court consists of a chief justice and eight associate justices and serves as the highest civil court in the state. It has final appellate jurisdiction in most civil and juvenile cases. The files consist of architectural blueprints and drawings and document the construction of the Texas Supreme Court and Attorney General buildings in the Capitol Complex, dating from 1956 to 1991, the bulk dating 1988-1990. They include some construction blueprints from 1956 for the Supreme Court building and drawings for subsequent renovations to that building. The majority of the drawings date from 1988 to 1990 and include the renovation of the Tom Clark building and the construction of the Price Daniel, Sr. building for the Attorney General. Other drawings include a 1986 site plan for the Capitol Complex and 1990 plans for the Capitol Extension, a project managed by the State Preservation Board.
Quantity: 2.52 cubic ft.
Language: These materials are written in English. .
Repository: Texas State Archives

Agency History

The Supreme Court consists of a chief justice and eight associate justices, elected to six-year overlapping terms. As the highest civil court in the state it has final appellate jurisdiction in most civil and juvenile cases. It also has the authority to conduct proceedings for the removal or involuntary retirement of state judges. The court has many administrative duties as well, including the promulgation of several rules, such as the civil and appellate procedures for the Texas judicial system, and the procedural rules for the Commission on Judicial Conduct; equalizing the dockets among the Courts of Civil Appeals; supervising State Bar operations; and promulgating the rules and regulations for the discipline, supervision, and disbarment of lawyers. The court also has supervisory and administrative control over the judicial branch.

The General Services Commission's responsibilities included providing an effective purchasing system for state agencies; providing maintenance, repair, and security services to the Capitol Complex; and acquiring real property in the Capitol Complex and constructing state office buildings. The commission acquires all supplies, materials, services, and equipment for all state agencies, with a few exceptions.

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Scope and Contents of the Records

The files consist of architectural blueprints and drawings and document the construction of the Texas Supreme Court and Attorney General buildings in the Capitol Complex, dating from 1956 to 1991, the bulk dating 1988-1990. They include some construction blueprints from 1956 for the Supreme Court building and drawings for subsequent renovations to that building. The majority of the drawings date from 1988 to 1990 and include the renovation of the Tom Clark building and the construction of the Price Daniel, Sr. building for the Attorney General. Other drawings include a 1986 site plan for the Capitol Complex and 1990 plans for the Capitol Extension, a project managed by the State Preservation Board. Annotations are present on several of the drawings, presumably made by staff at the Supreme Court.

To prepare this inventory, the described materials were cursorily reviewed to delineate series, to confirm the accuracy of contents lists, to provide an estimate of dates covered, and to determine record types.

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Arrangement of the Records

These records are arranged as received by the agency, roughly by project and architect.

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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.).

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:
Texas. Supreme Court--Buildings.
Texas. Attorney-General's Office--Buildings.
Texas State Capitol (Austin, Tex.)
Texas. General Services Commission.
Subjects:
Historic buildings--Texas--Austin--Conservation and restoration.
Public buildings--Texas--Austin--Conservation and restoration.
Places:
Texas--Capital and capitol.
Document Types:
Blueprints--Texas--1956-1991.
Architectural drawings--Texas--1956-1991.

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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
None.

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Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

(Identify the item), Supreme Court's annotated copies of blueprints and drawings of buildings in the Capitol Complex, Administrative Division, Texas Supreme Court, . Archives and Information Services Division, Texas State Library and Archives Commission.

Accession Information

Accession number: 1993/154

These blueprints and drawings were in the possession of William L. Willis, the Administrator for the Supreme Court. These copies were given to him by the General Services Commission for the Court's use during the buildings' renovations. These records were transferred to the Archives and Information Services Division of the Texas State Library and Archives Commission by the Texas Supreme Court on April 22, 1993.

Processing Information

Paul Beck, April 1993

Location of Originals

The original plans and drawings should be on file with the Texas Building and Procurement Commission.

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Detailed Description of the Records

 

Supreme Court's annotated copies of blueprints and drawings of buildings in the Capitol Complex, 1956-1991, bulk 1988-1990,
2.52 cubic ft.

Map-drawer Folder
1993/154 1. Supreme Court Building, Ground and Third Floor Plans, Mackie and Kamrath Architects, 1956
[2 sheets]
1. Supreme Court Building, Proposed Additions, Jessen and Associates, Architects, 1974
[4 sheets]
1. Supreme Court Building, Schematic Plans, Jessen and Associates, Architects, 1982
[2 sheets]
2. Capitol Extension. Preservation and Extension for the Capitol, State Preservation Board. 3/D International Architects, 1990
2. Supreme Court Building, Interim Use Garage Plans, Emerson/Fehr Architects, 1990
[5 sheets]
3. Supreme Court Building, Move Plan, Emerson/Fehr Architects, 1991
[8 multiple sheets]
4. Supreme Court and Attorney General Buildings, Mechanical (M), Power (P), and Electrical (E) blueprints. Brooks/Collier Architects, 1988
5. Supreme Court and Attorney General Buildings, Electrical (E) blueprints, Brooks/Collier Architects, 1988
[6 sheets]
6. Supreme Court and Attorney General Buildings, Design Development Package, Brooks/Collier Architects, August 25, 1986
[6 sheets]
7. Capitol Campus, Site Plan, Brooks/Collier Architects, January 30, 1986
[11 sheets]
8. Supreme Court and Attorney General Buildings:
8. Floor Plans, Brooks/Collier Architects, April 24, 1986
[4 sheets]
8. Lobby Plans, Brooks/Collier Architects, 1988
[1 sheet]
8. Lobby Plans, Emerson/Fehr Architects, 1989
[1 sheet]
9. Supreme Court and Attorney General Buildings, Architectural (A) blueprints, Brooks/Collier Architects, April 20, 1988
[21 sheets]
10. Supreme Court and Attorney General Buildings, Architectural (A) blueprints, Brooks/Collier Architects, April 20, 1988
[19 sheets]
11. Supreme Court and Attorney General Buildings, Architectural (A) blueprints, Brooks/Collier Architects, April 20, 1988
[28 sheets]
12. Supreme Court and Attorney General Buildings, Architectural (A) blueprints, 7 sheets. Brooks/Collier Architects, April 20, 1988
13. Supreme Court and Attorney General Buildings, Power (E) blueprints, Brooks/Collier Architects, April 20, 1988
[12 sheets]
14. Supreme Court and Attorney General Buildings, small blueprints and plans, multiple sheets. Various architects, about 1974-1988

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