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Overview

Agency History

Scope and Contents of the Records

Organization of the Records

Restrictions

Index Terms

Related Material

Administrative Information

Description of Series

Minutes, 1929-1963,

Administrative files, 1896, 1899-1969, bulk 1928-1963,

Monthly reports to the Comptroller, 1911-1914, bulk 1913-1914,

Project files, 1935-1957, 1976, bulk 1938-1946,

Rollover Pass project photographs, 1955-1963, (bulk 1955-1959),

Texas State Library and Archives Commission

Texas Game and Fish Commission:

An Inventory of Game and Fish Commission Records at the Texas State Archives, 1896, 1899-1969, 1976, bulk 1928-1963



Overview

Creator: Texas. Game and Fish Commission.
Title: Game and Fish Commission records
Dates: 1896, 1899-1969, 1976
Dates: bulk 1928-1963
Abstract: The Texas Game and Fish Commission managed wildlife, fish, and marine resources and sanctuaries; conducted research and gathered information on Texas fish and game; promoted preservation efforts; regulated hunting and fishing activities; enforced game laws; educated the public about conservation and environmental issues; controlled the sand, shell, and gravel in Texas waters; and oversaw the operations of fish hatcheries, game preserves, and oyster beds throughout Texas until its merger with the Texas State Parks Board to form the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department in 1963. Types of records consist of minutes, correspondence, various reports, clippings and other printed materials, news releases, memoranda, proclamations, petitions, legislative information, maps, and photographs. These records cover the Texas Game and Fish Commission's administrative activities, finances and operations, educational material, wildlife research and findings, and federal aid to wildlife project reports. The records date 1896, 1899-1969, 1976, bulk 1928-1963.
Quantity: 21.5 cubic ft.
Language: These materials are written in English.
Repository: Texas State Archives

Agency History

The Texas Game and Fish Commission managed wildlife, fish, and marine resources and sanctuaries; conducted research and gathered information on Texas' fish and game; promoted preservation efforts; regulated hunting activities and enforced game laws; educated the public about conservation and environmental issues; controlled the sand, shell, and gravel in Texas' waters; and oversaw the operations of fish hatcheries, game preserves, and oyster beds throughout Texas until its merger with the Texas State Parks Board to form the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department in 1963 (House Bill 21, 58th Legislature, Regular Session). The Texas Game and Fish Commission traces its history back to early government conservation efforts during the late 1870s. Charged with monitoring compliance to fish preservation legislation, the Texas Office of the Fish Commissioner was established in 1879 (Chapter 78, 17th Legislature, Regular Session) and lasted until 1885. In 1895 the Legislature (House Bill 55, 24th Legislature, Regular Session) authorized the creation of the Office of the Fish and Oyster Commissioner. Early duties included protecting marine life and oyster beds along Texas bays and coastal waters.

Due to growing concerns over regulating hunting and preserving wild game, a game department was added in 1907 (House Bill 379, 30th Legislature, Regular Session) and the office was renamed the Texas Office of Game, Fish, and Oyster Commissioner. This department was designated to issue hunting licenses with the idea that the department would sell enough licenses to absorb its operating costs. During 1909, the year the first hunting license law was passed in Texas, the department sold five thousand licenses. Throughout the 1910s and 1920s the Office of the Fish and Oyster Commissioner continued its conservation efforts with projects focusing on gathering specimens of native birds, promoting awareness of growing pollution problems, and exploring water sewage issues. The department grew considerably in 1923 (House Bill 85, 38th Legislature, 3rd Called Session) when the game fund was turned over to the agency (instead of remaining under the Legislature's control) and forty-five game wardens were hired. This development made the enforcement of game laws possible, and two years later the activities of the Commissioner expanded further when fish hatchery construction resumed and game sanctuaries were created. Along with these activities came a new emphasis on public education and awareness of environmental issues, and the Division of Education, Publicity, and Research was formed in 1926 to oversee publications and establish a relationship with the press.

In 1929 the Legislature (Senate Bill 83, 41st Legislature, Regular Session) eliminated the Office of the Fish and Oyster Commissioner and, in its place, created the Texas Game, Fish, and Oyster Commission. Composed of six members appointed by the governor with six-year overlapping terms, the Commission held regular quarterly meetings as well as special session meetings around the state every year. William J. Tucker was appointed the first Executive Secretary of the Commission and A.E. Wood its first Chairman. The Commission handled written and personal requests on designating areas as land preserves and changes in game laws and regulations. The Commission also made decisions about fish hatchery, oyster, and predatory animal control activities, and instituted departmental policies and reviewed departmental projects. With the 1930s came increased rebuilding of fish hatcheries and growth in the killings of predatory animals, though the Great Depression and ensuing dwindling financial resources forced the Commission to conduct departmental salary reductions and layoffs. Despite the influx of federal relief funds during the early 1930s, in 1933 the number of game wardens was reduced from one hundred twenty-five to sixty-five. Educational and research efforts continued to increase, however, and in 1935 the Texas Wildlife Research Unit was established at Texas A&M and a game warden's school was created at Texas A&M in 1946. Public outreach continued to grow as well during the 1940s, and the Commission conducted radio programs and produced a number of educational films. The Commission also replaced its monthly bulletin with Texas Game and Fish magazine, published monthly and reaching over six thousand subscribers.

In 1951 (Senate Bill 463, 52nd Legislature, Regular Session), the Commission was renamed as the Texas Game and Fish Commission and the number of commissioners was increased from six to nine. During the 1950s the Commission was organized into seven divisions. The Administrative Division handled office operations and accounting and fiscal matters; the Law Enforcement Division enforced the Commission's laws and regulations relating to game, fishing, and pollution; the Education and Publications Division produced Texas Game and Fish magazine, published educational materials, housed a library of wildlife films, and oversaw conservation courses at the university level; the Wildlife Restoration Division, in partnership with the United States Federal Aid to Wildlife Restoration Act, oversaw the Commission's projects that focused on researching restoration of wildlife; the Marine Fisheries Division managed and researched the gulf coast's marine resources; the Inland Fisheries Division monitored fish hatchery operations and conducted research and management projects; and the Sand, Shell, and Gravel Division administered the sale of sand, shell, and gravel from public waters to businesses and its distribution to the State Highway Department for use in constructing highways. By 1961 the Game and Fish Commission had been reorganized into three major divisions with five regional headquarters and twenty district headquarters, and consisted of over six hundred employees. Two years later, in 1963, the Commission merged with the Texas State Parks Board to form the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department (House Bill 21, 58th Legislature, Regular Session).

(Sources: A General History of the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department, no author given; A Layman's Guide to the Texas State Administrative Agencies, Dick Saunders, 1945, 1951 supplement; Guide to Texas State Agencies, 1956, 1960 supplement; Manual of Texas State Government, Texas Legislative Council, November 1950, Calkins, Howard A.; Agency History of the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department; Enabling legislation, various years; Minutes of the Texas Game, Fish, and Oyster Commission)

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Scope and Contents of the Records

The Texas Game and Fish Commission managed wildlife, fish, and marine resources and sanctuaries; conducted research and gathered information on Texas fish and game; promoted preservation efforts; regulated hunting and fishing activities; enforced game laws; educated the public about conservation and environmental issues; controlled the sand, shell, and gravel in Texas' waters; and oversaw the operations of fish hatcheries, game preserves, and oyster beds throughout Texas until its merger with the Texas State Parks Board to form the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department in 1963. The records date 1896, 1899-1969, 1976, bulk 1928-1963. Types of records consist of minutes, correspondence, project reports, loose 4 x 6 pages from disassembled field notebooks, clippings, publications and other printed materials, questionnaires, news releases, memoranda, proclamations, petitions, legal style documentation, legislative information, ledgers, field and research notes, maps, and photographs. Divided into five series (Minutes, Administrative files, Monthly reports to the Comptroller, Project files, and the Rollover Pass project photographs), the records document administrative activities, finances and operations, educational material, wildlife research and findings, and federal aid to wildlife project reports. The minutes cover the Game and Fish Commission's administrative, financial, and operational matters, while the administrative files illustrate its wide range of administrative, legal, financial, and operational activities. The monthly reports to the Comptroller contain information on the Commission's financial activities, while the project files are comprised of the quarterly, annual, and special reports and supporting data relating to the federal aid to wildlife project undertaken by the Commission in the late 1930s to mid-1940s. The Rollover Pass project photographs series contains negatives, photographs, and several office memoranda, which cover the construction and dedication of Rollover Pass on the Bolivar Peninsula, damage from storms, and the landscape of Rollover Pass.

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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Organization of the Records

The records are organized into five series by State Archives staff:
Minutes, 1929-1963, 2 cubic ft.
Administrative files, 1896, 1899-1969, bulk 1928-1963, 14 cubic ft.
Monthly reports to the Comptroller, 1911-1914, bulk 1913-1914, 1 cubic ft.
Project files, 1935-1957, 1976, 4 cubic ft.
Rollover Pass project photographs, 1955-1963, bulk 1955-1959, 0.50 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.).

Technical Requirements

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

Some of the maps are too large to photocopy.

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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. Game, Fish and Oyster Commission.
Texas. Office of the Fish and Oyster Commissioner.
Subjects:
Wildlife management--Texas.
Game protection--Texas.
Fisheries--Texas.
Fishing--Texas.
Fish and game licenses--Texas.
Hunting--Texas.
Wildlife conservation--Texas.
Game-preserves--Texas.
Game laws--Texas.
Game wardens--Texas.
Game and game birds--Texas.
Oysters--Texas.
Fishery law and legislation--Texas.
Prairie conservation--Texas.
Vegetation management--Texas.
Vegetation and climate--Texas.
Vegetation surveys--Texas.
Document Types:
Correspondence--Texas--1928-1963.
Reports--Texas--1928-1963.
Publications--Texas--1928-1963.
Field notes--Texas--1928-1963.
Photographs--Texas--1928-1963.
Clippings--Texas--1928-1963.
Press releases--Texas--1928-1963.
Functions:
Management of wildlife resources.
Management of fisheries.
Management of game.

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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 Parks and Wildlife Department. Parks and Wildlife Department administrative records and other material, 1909, 1929, 1934-2004, bulk 1963-1969, 10.25 cubic ft.
Texas Parks and Wildlife Department. Parks and Wildlife Commission meeting files, 1963-2004, 22 cubic ft., and 32 reels of microfilm.
Texas Parks and Wildlife Department. Park and Wildlife Department's Inland Fisheries Division's records, 1941-1993, bulk 1953-1986, 4 cubic ft.
Texas Parks and Wildlife Department. Park and Wildlife Department's Library's holdings of federal aid project reports, 1952-1989, 21 cubic ft.
Texas Legislature. House of Representatives. Committee on Game and Fisheries, Records (Restricted), 1937, fractional. (There is no finding aid for this unprocessed collection. Call number is 2-10/846.)
Texas Legislature. House of Representatives. Committee on Saving Taxes (Game and Fish Commission), Tapes (Restricted), 1960, 1962, fractional. (There is no finding aid for this unprocessed collection. Call number is 1987/71.)
Ben G. Oneal Papers, 1890-1950, 53 linear inches. (There is no finding aid for this unprocessed collection. Call number for box relating to the Texas Game and Fish Commission is 2-22/842.)

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Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

(Identify the item and cite the series), Texas Game and Fish Commission records. Archives and Information Services Division, Texas State Library and Archives Commission.

Accession Information

Accession numbers: 1972/084, 1992/107, 1996/102, 2000/150, 2003/027, 2004/090, 2005/097, 2006/049, 2006/348, 2006/349

These records were transferred to the Archives and Information Services Division of the Texas State Library and Archives Commission by the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department on January 26, 1972; April 21, 1992; May 3, 1996; May 10, 2000; October 10, 2003; and February 17, 2004; and by the Texas Legislative Reference Library on February 4 and November 8, 2005. Two accessions were transferred by an unknown agency many years ago and were assigned accession numbers for control purposes on April 10 and 11, 2006.

Processing Information

Lisa Hendricks, June 1996

Tonia Wood, November 1995

Abbie Weiser, May 2006, September 2006

Other Formats for the Records

Minutes are also available on microfilm, 1929-1962, 2 reels.

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Detailed Description of the Records

 

Minutes, 1929-1963,
2 cubic ft.

The Texas Game and Commission managed wildlife, fish, and marine resources and sanctuaries; conducted research and gathered information on Texas fish and game; promoted preservation efforts; regulated hunting activities and enforced game laws; educated the public about conservation and environmental issues; controlled the sand, shell, and gravel in Texas waters; and oversaw the operations of fish hatcheries, game preserves, and oyster beds throughout Texas until its merger with the Texas State Parks Board to form the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department in 1963. Records present are minutes of the Game and Fish Commission and its predessor, the Game, Fish, and Oyster Commission, bound into fourteen volumes and two indexes to volumes three and six. The minutes are dated 1929-1963; the two indexes to the minutes are undated. The minutes are also available on microfilm and contain some purchase vouchers that were filmed with the minutes, 1929-1962, 2 rolls. These records provide insights into the functions of the Commission and cover a variety of topics during regular quarterly and special session meetings. Topics include appropriations, establishing game and fishing seasons and regulations, in-person and written requests for dredging and putting land under status as a game preserve, predatory animal control programs, construction of fish and shellfish hatcheries, training for game wardens, and wildlife research endeavors.
Arrangement
These records are arranged in original order as maintained by the agency, which is chronological.
Preferred Citation
(Identify the item), Minutes, Texas Game and Fish Commission records. Archives and Information Services Division, Texas State Library and Archives Commission.
Accession Information
Accession numbers: 1972/084, 1996/102
These records were transferred to the Archives and Information Services Division of the Texas State Library and Archives Commission by the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department on January 26, 1972 and May 3, 1996.
Restrictions on Access
None.
Restrictions on Use
None.
Technical Requirements
None.
Processed by
Lisa Hendricks, June 1996
Abbie Weiser, May 2006
Box
1996/102-9 Game, Fish, and Oyster Commission minutes:
Volume 1, September 28, 1929-January 25, 1936
Volume 2, April 18, 1936-January 22, 1945
Volume 3, April 26, 1945-July 7, 1950
Index to Volume 3, about 1945-1956
Volume 4, September 22, 1950-October 2, 1953
Game and Fish Commission minutes:
Volume 4, September 22, 1950-October 2, 1953
Volume 5, January 22, 1954-October 26, 1955
Volume 6, January 20, 1956-October 11, 1957
Index to Volume 6, 1956-1957
Volume 7, January 17, 1958-October 24, 1958
Box
1996/102-10 Volume 8, January 23, 1959-August 28, 1959
Volume 9, October 23, 1959-July 15, 1960
Volume 10, October 1960-April 1961
Volume 11, July 7, 1961
Volume 12, October 6, 1961-April 20, 1962
Volume 13, July 20, 1962-October 12, 1962
Volume 14, January 1963-July 1963
Reel
1508 Minutes and vouchers, 1929-1962
Reel
1509 Minutes and vouchers, 1929-1962

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Administrative files, 1896, 1899-1969, bulk 1928-1963,
14 cubic ft.

The Texas Game and Fish Commission managed wildlife, fish, and marine resources and sanctuaries; conducted research and gathered information on Texas fish and game; promoted preservation efforts; regulated hunting activities and enforced game laws; educated the public about conservation and environmental issues; controlled the sand, shell, and gravel in Texas waters; and oversaw the operations of fish hatcheries, game preserves, and oyster beds throughout Texas until its merger with the Texas State Parks Board to form the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department in 1963. Types of records consist of correspondence, various reports, 4 x 6 notes from disassembled field notebooks, clippings and other printed materials, questionnaires, news releases, memoranda, proclamations, petitions, legislative information, ledgers, maps, and photographs. Records are dated 1896, 1899-1969, bulk 1928-1963. Topics include administrative and financial matters relating to Commission projects, personnel, and operating costs; correspondence between the executive secretary and assorted politicians and businessmen; correspondence relating to high school conservation surveys; environmental and conservation legislation; documents relating to court cases; rules and regulations of the Commission; educational materials and questionnaires; game warden training and the game warden school. Additional subjects covered include plant and vegetation, soil conservation, shooting preserve, and fur resources data; and fish hatchery reports. Maps generally correspond to written reports by game managers and wildlife biologists, and detail information on vegetation statistics, farming and ranching land, and wildlife habitats. Many folders contain 4 x 6 loose pages from disassembled field notebooks, which record wildlife sightings and other data, and are scattered throughout the series. Black and white photographs also support these reports and document various aspects of Texas wildlife and vegetation. Records are divided into three groups: Topical files, 1912-1963; Ledgers, 1896, 1899-1943; and Publications and reference materials, 1925-1969. Topical files contain the bulk volume of the records, and principally cover activities and operations of the Commission; the Ledgers document fish and oyster dealers, information about oyster beds, mussel, shell, and pearl sales, game wardens, and agreements for protecting wild game; and the Publication and reference materials include Texas Game and Fish publications, such as educational and monthly bulletins, and publications from national and other state wildlife and conservation agencies.
Arrangement
These records are primarily arranged in original order as maintained by the agency. Loose materials were organized and foldered by State Archives staff. Records are divided into three groups: Topical files, 1912-1963; Ledgers, 1896, 1899-1943; and Publications and reference materials, 1925-1969.
Preferred Citation
(Identify the item), Administrative files, Texas Game and Fish Commission records, Archives and Information Services Division, Texas State Library and Archives Commission.
Accession Information
Accession numbers: 1992/107, 1996/102, 2000/150, 2004/090, 2005/097, 2006/049, 2006/349
These records were transferred to the Archives and Information Services Division of the Texas State Library and Archives Commission by the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department on April 21, 1992; May 3, 1996; May 10, 2000; February 17, 2004; February 4, 2005; and November 8, 2005. One accession was transferred by an unknown agency many years ago and was assigned an accession number for control purposes on April 11, 2006.
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
Researchers are required to use gloves provided by the Archives when reviewing photographic materials.
Some maps are too large to be photocopied.
Processed by
Tonia Wood, November 1995
Lisa Hendricks, June 1996
Abbie Weiser, May 2006
Topical files, 1912-1963
Box
1996/102-11 Closed waters:
General, 1926-1927
Closing of bay, 1926-1928
Petitions to close bays, 1929
Petition for closing of the bays, 1926-1929
Annual report, 1917
Annual report, 1918
A petition to the Texas Game Commission urging the publication... of The Birds of Texas, 1929
Let Your Fish Travel Safely, 1929
Annual reports, 1920, 1924-1925, 1927, 1928
Correspondence, 1912-1929
Reports and pamphlets, 1917-1959
[2 folders]
Clippings, about 1927
Corpus Christi Pass, 1928-1929
Bills - 41st Legislature, about 1929
Southwestern Game and Fish Conservation Association, 1928-1929
Senate Bills No. 88, 1928-1929
Reports, about 1930
Closing of West, Chocolate, and Oyster Bays, 1927-1928
[2 folders]
Antelopes, 1929
Box
1996/102-12 Correspondence, 1931-1939
Reports, pamphlets, and printed materials, 1929-1939
Quail purchased, 1930-1931
Game fund, 1928-1930
Quail file - Orders Already Made Up, 1930-1931
[2 folders]
Muzquiz - quail make good birds, 1931
Federal acts, 1930-1931
Federal scientific collecting permits, 1930-1931
Fish distribution, Fall 1929-Spring 1930
Engines and boats, about 1931
[2 folders]
Wheeler shipyard and data blueprints, 1930
No. 10 - boats and engines, 1930
Payroll, 1930-1931
W.A. King - quail make good birds, 1930-1931
Dam construction in Hill Country, 1930-1931
Brazos Island, 1931
Game reserve, 1930-1931
Universal license correspondence, 1930-1931
Predatory animal report, 1930
Quail dealers, 1930-1931
Turkey files, 1930-1931
Financial report, 1929-1930
Reference file, 1930-1931
Kleberg and Kenedy Counties petition, law, 1931
[Part of writing on original folder was illegible.]
Fine report, 1930
Fish: oxy-tank, 1930-1931
Tyler fish hatchery, fall distribution, 1930
Kerrville fish hatchery, fall 1930-spring 1931
Dallas fish hatchery, fall distribution, 1930-spring 1931
San Angelo fish hatchery, fall 1930-spring 1931
Wichita Falls hatchery, fall 1930-spring 1931
Cisco fish hatchery, fall 1930
Olmito fish hatchery, fall 1930
Huntsville hatchery, 1930-1931
Jasper fish hatchery, 1930
Bureau biological survey, 1930-1931
Legislative bills, 42nd, 1930-1931
Seine law injunction suit papers, 1930-1931
Deer, 1930-1931
No name, no address, 1928-1930
[Removed from box 2005/041-30. This folder contains correspondence with no contact information.]
Letterheads, 1931, 1947
[Removed from box 2005/041-30]
Distribution of fish from various fish hatcheries:
1930-1931
Box
2004/090-3 1940
1941
1942
1943
1944
about 1945
1945
1946
1947
1948
1950-1951
Inland Fisheries Division annual reports:
1954-1955
1955-1956
[Note: two photographs of fish catches are present]
1956-1957
1957-1958
1958-1959
Box
2000/150-7 Shooting preserve data:
Shooting preserve questionnaires, 1940
[11 folders]
Shooting preserve records, 1938-1941
[5 folders]
Plants and vegetation:
Mauermann prints, about 1941
[Photographs transferred to Archives Photo Collection. For more information see transfer sheets located in folder.]
Nicholson, A.J., 1940
Morris, Lewis, 1940
Mauermann, Robert, 1940
[Written on back of original folder: cottontail rabbits and swamp and marsh]
W.H. Kellogg, 1940
[Written on back of original folder: bands and ties]
Wildlife sightings and data, 1930s-1940s
[8 folders]
[Folders contain 4 x 6 loose pages from disassembled field notebooks. The notes were used by game managers and field biologists to record wildlife sightings and other data, and are scattered throughout the Administrative files and Project files series.]
Wildlife and vegetation data, about 1936-1941
[contains several oversize maps]
Index to plants, about 1940s
Utilization forms, 1940
[3 folders]
Box
2000/150-8 School questionnaire:
Throckmorton High School biology class and questionnaire, 1937-1939
Questionnaire notes and analysis, 1939
Questionnaires, 1939
[7 folders]
FFA wildlife survey - Iredell, 1941
Miscellaneous data - FFA game survey - Iredell, about 1941
Fur reports and dealers, etc.:
Reports - furbearing animals, 1945-1957
Fur resources, 1937-1942
[2 folders]
Fur dealers, 1935-1938
Fur dealer's monthly report, 1938-1939
Fur catch reports, 1940-1941
Number and price of furs bought during season, 1939-1940
Number and price of furs bought during season, 1940-1941
Fur reports and data, 1938-1941
[Includes an oversize chart]
Angelina County fur survey, 1940-1941
Stomach records, 1939-1942
[2 folders]
Box
2000/150-9 County data on population, soil, preserves, etc., about late 1930s
Community economic survey:
Young County, 1940
Tom Green County, 1940
Llano County, 1940
Real County, 1940
Menard County, 1940
Notes of fur ecomonics, 1939-1941
Game preserve correspondence and data, 1939-1940
Questionnaire to sportsmen, 1940
[3 folders]
[These questionnaires were sent to various hunting and conservation clubs to gather information about the type and number of game killed by sportsmen, hunting locations, and types of equipment used as well as their cost.]
Economic survey - old region No. 3, about early 1940s
[2 folders]
Community economic survey, 1939-1940
[2 folders]
Bounty, 1940
[Written on front of original folder: Bailey, Castro, Hale, Lamb, Parmer, Swisher, Stonewall, Jones, Nolan, Howard, Mitchell, Scurry, Kent, Borden, Garza]
Bear, 1938-1941
[Folder contains one photograph.]
Economics - Field Trial Association, 1939
Rainfall and climate data, about 1931-1946
Sunrise data, about late 1930s- early 1940s
Ranch land and value notes, 1940-1941
Game data, 1940-1941
Farm and ranch land data, about 1940
Alligator data, 1939-1946
Snake information, 1938-1956
Fish and shrimp correspondence, reports, and data, about 1937
Wildlife sightings and data notes, about 1939-1944
[2 folders]
[Folders contain 4 x 6 loose pages from disassembled field notebooks. The notes were used by game managers and field biologists to record wildlife sightings and other data, and are scattered throughout the Administrative files and project files series.]
Game and hunting reports, correspondence, and data, 1938-1939
Miscellaneous, about 1920s-1940s
[The folder contains correspondence. Over a hundred photographs were removed to the Photo Archives Collection. See transfer sheet for additional details.]
County maps, about 1940s
Shelter-belt data:
Questionnaires and related information, 1939-1940
[5 folders]
[Questionnaires, titled Form 230-T "Inventory of Wildlife on Shelterbelts," were sent to the Texas Game and Fish Commission's game managers by the United States Department of Agriculture Forest Service. The questionnaires ask about types of wildlife present after shelterbelts were planted on farms.]
Meetings on land use and notes, 1939-1941
Wildlife planning committee - correspondence and related information, 1938
California Creek Soil Conservation Service (SCS) district, 1940
Floyd County SCS district, 1941
Middle Clear Fork SCS district, 1940-1941
Central Colorado SCS district, 1940
Tahoka waterfowl area, about 1940
Cochran, Yoakum, Terry SCS district No.105, 1940-1941
[Written on original folder: programs should be written so may be used as educational material - L.L. Ballard, Brownsfield Jan. 27, 1941]
SCS lakes, about 1940
Upper Leon SCS district, about 1940
Soil conservation service districts, lakes, and general, 1941
Box
1996/102-13 Public Hearings of the Game and Fish Commission in Tyler, Jasper, and Newton Counties, 1958
Second Series of Game and Fish Commission Public Hearings Held at Orange, Texas, Kountze, Texas, and Beamont, Texas, 1958
[There are two copies of this item.]
In the County Court at Law of Cameron, Texas...Reporter's Transcript of Testimony, 1950
No. A-1340 in the Supreme Court of Texas..., about late 1940s-1950s
[There are two copies of this item.]
No. A-1340 in the Supreme Court of Texas...Brief in Support of the Constitutionality of..., 1947
Civil No. 365 and Civil No. 446...Respondents' Reply Brief, 1949
Civil No. 365 and Civil No. 446...Respondents' Trial Brief, 1949
No. 9761 In the Court of Civil Appeals...Magnolia Petroleum Co. v. The State of Texas...Brief of Apellees, about 1940s
Box
1996/102-14 Copies of minutes and index, 1950-1959
[2 folders]
Administrative correspondence, 1950-1959
[9 folders]
[Includes letters and telegrams from various individuals and organizations, the Texas Attorney General office, and several United States federal agencies. Correspondence discusses land sales, possible lake sites, fish hatcheries, financial matters, oil and gas leases, and legal and legislative matters.
Texas Game and Fish Commission organization charts, 1958-1959
Public lakes of the state of Texas, 1959
Texas Game and Fish Commission history and enabling legislation, about 1950s
Regulatory authority of the Game and Fish Commission, 1957
Game and Fish Commission operations on Gulf Coast, 1955
To Texas Sportsmen: A Report On Your Financial Condition, about 1957
Interim Report on Methods for Surveying Shell Reefs in Texas Bays..., 1954
Specifications for Rollover Fish Pass, 1954
Commission resolution on Tidelands, etc., adopted February 14, 1950, 1950
Land negotiations - Camp Swift, 1962
Land negotiations - Laguna, Atascosa, National Wildlife Refuge, 1955-1956
Fish hatcheries, Cisco, 1951-1959
Hexter property, 1959
General Land Office correspondence, 1951-1957
Land negotiations - Roark FM land, 1959
Land negotiations - panhandle lake area, 1954
Land negotiations - Limpia Canyon Dam, 1957-1959
Land negotiations - lands purchased by commission lists, 1953-1954
Land purchases, 1950-1959
[3 folders]
Reports - arrest and fine - Ramsay, G.L., 1956
Reports - Atlantic States Marine Fishery, 1945-1946
Box
1996/102-15 Fishing regulations for Lake Texoma in Texas- proclamation No. 2, 1958
Old reports - obsolete forms, 1957-1961
Copies of minutes, 1961-1963
Contracts, 1952-1961
A Brief Summary of Game and Fish Commission Programs and Plans, 1963
Texas Water Pollution Control Board Biennial Report, 1961-1962
Attorney General correspondence, 1963
Game Warden School Instructor's Manual, 1960
Interim Bay Study Committee Hearing, 1962
Printed material and correspondence, 1955
Clippings, correspondence, and publications, 1920s-1950s
[5 folders]
[Items found in a large envelope addressed to Billy Louis White of Fort Worth, Texas. No additional information present.]
Texas Game and Fish Warden Manual, 1956
Oyster claim rental account book, about 1920s-1960s
Box
2005/097 For Texas Legislative Council, Legislative Information and Services, about 1940
Report on Theory of Closed Waters as a Means of Increasing Fish Supply, about 1940
Radio broadcasts, 1941
Texas Game and Fish Commission miscellaneous items - not catalogued, 1936-1963
[Folder contains various reports, printed materials, and speeches.]
Ledgers, 1896, 1899-1943
[These records were received and preliminary processed on April 21, 1992. Records consist of ten ledgers, dated 1896, 1899-1943, and document fish and oyster dealers, collected fees, oyster bed data, lists of game wardens, and agreements concerning the protection of wild game. The ledgers are grouped by function and are then arranged in chronological order.]
Box
1992/107-1 Certificates of private oyster beds, 1896, 1899-1924
Box
1992/107-2 Oyster locations, 1899-1914
Box
1992/107-3 Record of oyster claims, 1937-1943
Box
1992/107-4 Record of oyster claims, 1937-1943
Box
1992/107-5 Fish and oyster dealers of Texas, 1920-1925
Box
1992/107-6 Detail fish collection, 1925-1927
Box
1992/107-7 Report of mussel, shell, and pearl, 1926-1934
Box
1992/107-8 License record [game wardens], 1909-1912
Box
1992/107-9 Deputy game wardens, 1911-1913
Box
1992/107-10 Game preserve record, 1925-1926
Publications and reference materials, 1925-1969
[These groups contain publications of the Texas Game and Fish Commission as well as reference and educational materials published by other agencies or individuals.]
Box
1996/102-16 Publications:
[These folders contain items published by the Texas Game and Fish Commission.]
The Texas Shrimp Fishery: A Report to the Governor and the 58th Legislature, 1962
A Checklist of Texas Fresh-Water Fisheries, 1958
The Poisonous Snakes of Texas and the First Aid Treatment of Their Bites, 1950
Antlerless Deer Harvest, 1957
Wake Up, America!, 1950
Here's What Your Texas Game and Fish Commission Does For You, 1958
The Freshwater Catfishes of Texas and How to Know Them, 1959
How Texas Wildlife is Protected..., 1929
A Checklist of Texas Fresh-Water Fishes, 1961
Management of Fur-Bearing Animals on Texas Farms and Ranches, 1940
Quail Management Handbook for East Texas, 1954
Annual Report of the Game and Fish Commission, 1961-1962
Annual Report of the Wildlife Division, Parks and Wildlife Department, 1962-1963, 1963
Annual Report of the Game and Fish Commission, 1960-1961, 1961
Your Book on Texas Conservation of Wildlife, 1929-1930, 1930
Shrimp Conservation Act: A Report to the Governor and 57th Legislature, 1960
Wildlife in Texas, 1950
Box
2006/348-2 News release on removing licensing restrictions on commercial fishing, about 1940
Monthly Bulletin of the Texas Game, Fish and Oyster Commission, 1941
News release - Sport Fishing Big Industry, about 1940
News release - Dove Limit May Be the Same, about 1941
News releases - Better Regulations Needed, Facts About Texas Wildlife and its Conservation, about 1940
[There are two copies of these items.]
News releases - Texas Twentieth in Licenses, Ducks Show Some Gain, about 1940
[There are two copies of these items.]
Box
1996/102-16 Reference materials:
[These folders contain reference and educational materials not published by the Texas Game and Fish Commission.]
North American Council on Fishery Investigations, Proceedings 1921-1930, No. 1, 1932
Flighting Mallards on Shooting Preserves, 1956
North American Council on Fishery Investigation, Proceedings 1931-1933, No. 2, 1935
Pollution-Caused Fish Kills in 1961, 1961
Texas Coastal Estuary Ecological Investigations..., 1956
Built Upon the Sand..., 1958
Food Habits and Notes on Life History of the Ring-Tailed Cat in Texas, 1954
An Ecological Survey of the Houston Ship Channel and Adjacent Bays, 1959
Outlines of Historical Geology, 1944
The Farmer and Wildlife, 1949
Fishery Industries of the United States, 1926 1928
Proceedings, Seventh Annual Convention...United States Fisheries Association, Inc., 1925
General Highway Map, Falls County, Texas, 1962
Area Code Handbook, 1962
High Spot in Your Vacation, Texas' Scenic Playground Highland Lakes, about 1950
Annual Report of the Marshall Chamber of Commerce, 1941-42, 1942
Monthly Report of the Attorney General of the State of Texas, 1939
Some Birds of Maryland, 1929
Soil Erosion and Stream Flow on Range and Forest Lands of the Upper Rio Grande Watershed..., 1937
Native And Exotic Palms of Florida, 1936
Welcome to the National Forests in Texas, 1962
[This folder contains 2 copies of oversize maps.]
Reloader's Handbook, 1962
How to Use DuPont Stren Fluorescent Monofilament Fishing Lines, about 1960s
Docks at a Distance, 1963
[This folder contains 3 copies of the item.]
Texas Outdoors, A Challenge...A Plan of Action, 1967
The Maryland Crab Industry, 1948-1950
United States Tariff Commission, Crab Meat Report to the President, 1941
Land, Our Basic Resource, 1956
Aquarena, San Marcos, Texas, about 1950s-1960s
A Vote for Yaupon, 1968
Weed Control Soil Moisture and Loblolly Pine Seedling Behavior, 1961
Plan of Work for Comprehensive Study of Lower Grande Basin, 1966
In My Happy Little Home in Texas, 1936
[This item is sheet music.]
Wildwood Springs Club, Steelville, Missouri, about 1950s
The Constitution of the State of Texas, 1943
Texans' Map of the United States of America, about 1950s
Chamber of Commerce Special Achievement, 1940-1942
Soldier Transportation, 1942
New Hunting and Trapping Regulations Issued for Alaska, 1928
Unlabeled photograph of 18 men, about 1940s
File No.1 1927-1930
[This folder contains various press releases and bulletins.]
Game Conservation News, 1930, 1930
The American Flag - Its Meaning, 1940
Austin Chamber of Commerce correspondence and report on rubber, 1942
Lower Colorado River Authority (LCRA) map, about 1940s-1950s
[This folder contains an oversize map.]
Gerald Mann, clippings, about 1939
LCRA, about 1940s
[Pamphlet on the Lower Colorado River Authority.]
Gonzales Warm Springs Foundation, 1937
Internal Revenue Service - power of attorney forms, about 1940s-1950s
Luling Chamber of Commerce, 1941
Louisiana Conservationist, 1953
Texas Water Safety Act Rules and Regulations, 1965
Lunker Lore...A Manual in How to Catch More Fish With Your Evinrude Outboard Motor, 1967
Box
1996/102-17 Inventory of Published and Unpublished Sediment-Load Data in the United States, 1949
The Wingshooter's Handbook, 1957
State Ownership of Submerged Coastal Lands (The "Tidelands" Case), about 1950s
[This folder contains 2 copies of the item.]
Soil and Water Conservation in the Elementary School, 1940
Sex and Age Ratios: Their Determination and Uses in Game and Fur Animals of the Eastern United States, 1949
99 Tips on Camping, 1965
1957 Conservation Workshop Report for Trans-Pecos Land Resource Area of Texas, 1957
Nimrods, Then and Now, about 1930s-1950s
[This is a typed draft.]
Ecological Survey of the Big Bend Area...January 1, 1955-August 31, 1957, about 1957
Controlled Water Resources of the Trinity River Watershed, 1946
Report, The Texas Planning Board for 1935, 1935
U.S. Department of the Interior, Fish and Wildlife Service, correspondence and reports, 1963
The Whooping Cranes of Aransas National Wildlife Refuge, about 1960s
Up Where the Whooping Cranes Go, 1968
Flowering Dogwood, 1969
Control of Small Predators, 1955
Laws Governing the Rights of Fisherman and of Sand and Gravel Operators in the Public Streams of Texas, 1947
A Manual on Conservation of Soil and Water, 1954
Action for Outdoor Recreation for America, 1964
Buffalo Management, 1965
Suggestions for Life History Studies of Mammals, about 1930s
Food Habits of the Coyote, 1941
Carnivores of Yuma County, Arizona, 1954
The Reproductive Cycle of the Coyote, 1938
Branch of Game-Fish and Hatcheries, Albuquerque, New Mexico, 1956
Citizens of the Soil, 1956
Wyoming Fishes, 1946
Wild Turkey in New Mexico, 1959
Managing Habitat for White-Tailed Deer and Wild Turkeys, 1957
The Wild Turkey in Eastern Colorado, 1962
The Mourning Dove Program for the Future, 1961
The Mourning Dove in Illinois, 1963
Big Game of Washington, about 1960s
The Sharp-Tailed Grouse in Utah, 1950
Hawks Are Your Friends, Protect Them, about 1950s-1960s
Elk of New Mexico, 1958
Mountain Beavers in the Pacific Northwest, 1929
Hints on Coyote and Wolf Trapping, 1941
Who, Why, When, and What? Is the Whooping Crane Conservation Association, 1967
Books on Birds, Mammals, and Other Natural History Species, 1964
Farm and Ranch Ponds, 1952
San Felipe de Austin, 1938
Abstracts of Mourning Dove Literature, 1962
Mourning Dove Newsletter, 1960
Development of Texas Rivers: A Water Plan for Texas, 1938
Progress Report to The Hon. Henry O'Malley, Commissioner of Fisheries, 1929
Report on the Theory of Closed Waters..., 1929

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Monthly reports to the Comptroller, 1911-1914, bulk 1913-1914,
1 cubic ft.

The Texas Game, Fish, and Oyster Commission managed wildlife, fish, and marine resources and sanctuaries; conducted research and gathered information on Texas fish and game; promoted preservation efforts; regulated hunting activities and enforced game laws; educated the public about conservation and environmental issues; controlled the sand, shell, and gravel in Texas waters; and oversaw the operations of fish hatcheries, game preserves, and oyster beds throughout Texas until its merger with the Texas State Parks Board to form the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department in 1963. These records are monthly reports (usually two separate reports for each month - typically, one for collections information, the other for disbursement information) to the Texas Comptroller with a few items of correspondence and a separate list of fines collected interspersed among them. The records are dated 1911-1914, bulk 1913-1914. These reports were sent to the Comproller's office to document the Commission's financial receipts and disbursements related to the collection of fines and the issuing of hunting licenses, funds deposited in the fish and oyster fund, and to report monthly accounts of sand and shell business.
Arrangement
These records are arranged in chronological order by State Archives staff.
Preferred Citation
(Identify the item), Monthly reports to the Comptroller, Texas Game and Fish Commission records. Archives and Information Services Division, Texas State Library and Archives Commission.
Accession Information
Accession number: 2006/348
These records were transferred by an unknown agency years ago and were assigned an accession number for control purposes on April 10, 2006.
Restrictions on Access
None.
Restrictions on Use
None.
Technical Requirements
None.
Processed by
Abbie Weiser, May 2006
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2006/348-1 Monthly reports:
May 1911
July 1911
July 1911
July 1911
August 1911
August 1911
August 1911
December 1911
May 1912
May 1912
July 1912
July 1912
November 1912
November 1912
December 1912
January 1913
January 1913
February 1913
February 1913
March 1913
April 1913
April 1913
May 1913
May 1913
June 1913
June 1913
July 1913
August 1913
August 1913
October 1913
October 1913
November 1913
November 1913
December 1913
Box
2006/348-2 January 1914
January 1914
February 1914
February 1914
March 1914
March 1914
April 1914
April 1914
May 1914
June 1914
July 1914
July 1914
August 1914
August 1914
September 1914
October 1914
October 1914
November 1914
November 1914
December 1914
December 1914
Correspondence, 1914
List of fines collected for violation of gun laws, 1913

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Project files, 1935-1957, 1976, bulk 1938-1946,
4 cubic ft.

The Texas Game and Fish Commission managed wildlife, fish, and marine resources and sanctuaries; conducted research and gathered information on Texas fish and game; promoted preservation efforts; regulated hunting activities and enforced game laws; educated the public about conservation and environmental issues; controlled the sand, shell, and gravel in Texas waters; and oversaw the operations of fish hatcheries, game preserves, and oyster beds throughout Texas until its merger with the Texas State Parks Board to form the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department in 1963. These records document the Commission's Wildlife Division's research projects resulting from The Federal Aid in Wildlife Restoration Act, also known as the Pittman-Robertson Act, and date 1935-1957, 1976, bulk 1938-1946. Congress approved the Act on September 2, 1937 and the program commenced on July 1, 1938. The Act provided federal funding "for the selection, restoration, rehabilitation and improvement of wildlife habitat, wildlife management research, and the distribution of information produced by the projects." The reports cover varying established regions of Texas and often focus on wildlife subjects, such as Quail, Eastern Wildlife Development, Wild Turkeys, and Lesser Prairie Chickens. Types of records consist of quarterly, annual, and special project reports, correspondence, photographs, maps, field notes, and other data gathered by game managers and field biologists. Additional federal aid reports on wildlife conservation and fisheries management (inland and coastal fisheries) can be found in a separate finding aid, in the series Texas Parks and Wildlife Department's Library's holdings of federal aid project reports. Fishery management federal aid reports specific to lakes are also available in a separate finding aid, in the series Texas Parks and Wildlife Department's Inland Fisheries project files.
Arrangement
These records are arranged in original order as maintained by the agency, by project and therein chronological.
Preferred Citation
(Identify the item), Project files, Texas Game and Fish Commission records. Archives and Information Services Division, Texas State Library and Archives Commission.
Accession Information
Accession number: 2000/150
These records were transferred to the Archives and Information Services Division of the Texas State Library and Archives Commission by the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department on May 10, 2000.
Restrictions on Access
None.
Restrictions on Use
None.
Technical Requirements
Researchers are required to use gloves provided by the Archives when reviewing photographic materials.
Some maps are too large to be photocopied.
Processed by
Abbie Weiser, May 2006
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2000/150-10 Index, Wildlife Division Project Reports 1938-1976, 1976
Quarterly report ending 10-30-38 for region I, 253 - Siegler, 1938-1942
1, Quarterly report - Eichblatt, October 27, 1938
2, Quarterly report - Siegler, November 1938
3, Quarterly report - Dan W. Lay, November 1938
4, Quarterly report - Dan W. Lay, February 1939
5, Quarterly report - Siegler, 1938-1940
6, Quarterly report - Dan W. Lay, May 1, 1939
7, Quarterly report - H.R. Siegler, May 1, 1939
8, Quarterly report - Dan W. Lay, November 1939
9, Quarterly report - Dan W. Lay, February 1940
10, Quarterly report - Dan W. Lay, April 1940
11, Quarterly report - Dan W. Lay, July 25, 1940
12, Quarterly report - Dan W. Lay, September 25, 1940
13, Quarterly report - Dan W. Lay, December 1940
[Written on the inside of the original folder: P12 Fire Exclusion and Quail Density, P22 An example of error in judgement. Marsh was damaged by tide exclusion. - D.W.L., 4-77]
14, Quarterly report - Dan W. Lay, March 25, 1941
15, Quarterly report - Dan W. Lay, June 25, 1941
16, Quarterly report - Dan W. Lay, September 30, 1941
17, Quarterly report- Dan W. Lay, December 20, 1941
Region II:
18, Quarterly report - A.J. Nicholson, November 1, 1938
19, Quarterly report - S.R. Melton, January 31, 1939
20, Quarterly report - A.J. Nicholson, February 1939
21, Quarterly report - S.M. Melton, April 30, 1939
22, Quarterly report - A.J. Nicholson, May 1939
23, Quarterly report - A.J. Nicholson, November 1939
24, Quarterly report - A.J. Nicholson, February 1, 1940
25, Quarterly report - A.J. Nicholson, May 1940
26, Quarterly report - A.J. Nicholson, August 1940
27, Quarterly report - A.J. Nicholson, September 1940
28, Quarterly report - A.J. Nicholson, December 1940
29, Quarterly report - A.J. Nicholson, March 1941
30, Quarterly report - A.J. Nicholson, June 1941
31, Quarterly report - A.J. Nicholson, September 1941
32, Quarterly report - A.J. Nicholson, December 1941
Region III:
33, Quarterly report - A.J. Nicholson, March 1, 1942
34, Quarterly report - Wm. E. Green, November 1, 1938
35, Quarterly report - Wm. E. Green, February 1939
36, Quarterly report - Wm. E. Green, May 1, 1939
37, Quarterly report - Val. Lehmann, November 1, 1939
38, Quarterly report - Val. Lehmann, January 1, 1940
39, Quarterly report - Val. Lehmann, Project 1-R, February 1, 1940
40, Quarterly report - Val. Lehmann, Projects 1-R and 4-D, May 1, 1940
41, Quarterly report - Val. Lehmann, Project 1-R, August 1, 1940
42, Quarterly report - Val. Lehmann, Project 1-R, October 1, 1940
43, Quarterly report, April 1, 1941
44, Quarterly report - Val. Lehmann, Project 1-R, July 1, 1941
45, Quarterly report - Val. Lehmann, October 1, 1941
Big game survey, 1937-1938
46, Quarterly report - Glenn Mitchell, Project 1-R, December 20, 1941
47, Quarterly report - Val. Lehmann, Project 1-R, January 2, 1942
48, Quarterly report - Glenn Mitchell, Project 1-R, March 20, 1942
49, Quarterly report - Val. Lehmann, Project 1-R, June 20, 1942
Reports - final, quarterly, Texas, Pittman-Robertson, 1R, 1940-1941
[3 folders]
50, Quarterly report - Earl Saunders, Project 1-R, October 30, 1938
51, Quarterly report. - Lee Fisher, Project 1-R, November 1, 1938
52, Quarterly report - Earl Saunders, Project 1-R, January 30, 1939
53, Quarterly report - Lee W. Fisher, Project 1-R, February 1, 1939
54, Quarterly report - Earl Saunders, Project 1-R, April 30, 1939
55, Quarterly report - Lee W. Fisher, Project 1-R, May 1, 1939
56, Quarterly report - Lee W. Fisher, Project 1-R, November 1, 1939
57, Quarterly report - Lee W. Fisher, Project 1-R, February 1, 1940
58, Quarterly report - Lee W. Fisher, Project 1-R, May 1, 1940
59, Quarterly report - Lee Fisher, Project 1-R, July 1, 1940
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2000/150-11 Region IV:
60, Quarterly report - Lee Fisher, Project 1-R, September 27, 1940
61, Quarterly report - Lee Fisher, Project 1-R, December 25, 1940
62, Quarterly report - Lee Fisher, Project 1-R, March 25, 1941
63, Quarterly report - Lee Fisher, Project 1-R, July 1, 1941
64, Quarterly report - Lee Fisher, Project 1-R, October 1, 1941
65, Quarterly report - Lee W. Fisher, Project 1-R, December 25, 1941
66, Quarterly report, March 25, 1942
Region V:
67, Quarterly report, October 31, 1938
68, Quarterly report, November 1, 1938
69, Quarterly report, January 31, 1939
70, Quarterly report, February 1, 1939
71, Quarterly report, April 30, 1939
72, Quarterly report, May 31, 1939
73, Quarterly report, October 31, 1939
74, Quarterly report, January 31, 1940
75, Quarterly report, April 28, 1940
76, Quarterly report, July 31, 1940
77, Quarterly report, September 30, 1940
78, Quarterly report, December 31, 1940
79, Quarterly report, March 31, 1941
80, Quarterly report, June 30, 1941
81, Quarterly report, September 25, 1941
82, Quarterly report, December 20, 1941
Special reports:
90, Special reports, Lee W. Fisher, 1939
Beasely, J.R., 1949-1950
95, Special reports, F.S. Henika, 1940
[3 folders]
96, Special reports, Paul V. Jones, 1940
97, Special reports, W.H. Kellogg, 1941-1942
99, Special reports, V.W. Lehmann, 1939-1943
101, Special reports, John J. Lynch, 1941
87, Special reports, J.B. Davis, 1940
100, Special reports, J. Stokley Ligan, 1941
102, Special reports, Robert Mauermann, 1939
103, Special reports, S.M. Melton, 1938
104, Special reports, A.J. Nicholson, 1938-1942
Special reports, Remington Arms Co., 1947-1948
107, Special reports, Travis Roberts, 1942-1943
Russell, G.B., 1935
94, Special reports, Henry C. Hahn, 1944
84, Special reports, Harley Berg, 1941
86, Special reports, J.G. Burr, 1940
88, Special reports, O.H. Eichblatt, 1938
89, Special reports, O.F. Etheridge, 1943-1944
91, Special reports, W.G. Glazoner, about 1941
Special reports, W.E. Green, 1938
105, Special reports, Nils Nilsson, 1942-1943
108, Special reports, P.R. Sime, 1939
109, Special reports, Earl Saunders, 1938-1939
W.P. Taylor, 1938
Special reports, Herbert Ward, 1939
113, Young County survey, about 1941
Trapping and Transplanting White-tail and Mule Deer in Montana, about 1940
110, Special reports, H.R. Siegler, 1938-1941
[5 folders]
Special reports, Bighorn Sheep by Bob Snow and Burch Carson, 1939-1940
Project 1-R Unit A:
116, Quarterly report, March 1942
117, Quarterly report, June 1942
118, Quarterly report, September 1942
119, Quarterly report, December 1942
119-A, FR -1-R, Unit A, E.A. Walker, Turkey, January 1943
120, Quarterly report, March 1943
Annual, June 1943
Box
2000/150-12 Project 1-R Unit A:
121, Quarterly report, September 1943
122, Quarterly report, 1943
123, Quarterly report, September 1944
124, Quarterly report, December 1944
125, Quarterly report, March 1945
126, Quarterly report, September 1945
Annual, June 1945
Quarterly report, December 20, 1945
[Written on front of original folder: Not in old file.]
Quarterly report, March 1946
Final, White Tailed Deer, July 1, 1942-June 30, 1946
Project 1-R Unit B:
127, Quarterly report, March 1942
128, Quarterly report, June 1942
129, Quarterly report, September 1942
130, Quarterly project, January 1, 1943
Project 1-R, Unit C, Section 1:
131, Quarterly report, September 1942
132, Quarterly report, December 1942
Index of Federal Aid Division Reports, 1945
Project 1-R, Unit C, Section 2:
133-A, Annual report, June 30, 1943
136, Quarterly report, March 1942
137, Quarterly report, June 1942
137-A, Annual report, June 30, 1943
138, Quarterly report, September 1942
139, Quarterly report, December 1942
140, Quarterly report, March 1943
141, Quarterly report, September 1943
142, Quarterly report, December 1943
143, Quarterly report, March 1944
144, Final report, June 1944
201-A, 15 D B 4 Annual report, July 1944-July 1945
[Written on front of original folder: Out of 24 D-file.]
Project 1-R, Unit C, Section 3:
[Divider in original project files; no folders behind it.]
Project 1-R, Unit C, Section 4:
149, Quarterly report, March 1942
150, Quarterly reports, March 1942
151, Quarterly report, September 1942
152, Final reports, December 1942
Project 1-R, Unit D:
153, Quarterly report, March 1942
154, Quarterly report, June 1942
155, Final report, September 1942
156, Quarterly report, December 1942
Nilsson quarterly report, March 1943-1945
[Original folder found empty.]
157, Quarterly report, March 1943
158, Quarterly report, June 1943
161-A, Annual report - Niles N. Nilsson, June 1943
[First name is misspelled on original folder; original folder found empty.]
159, Quarterly report, September 1943
160, Final report, October 1943
161, Quarterly report, December 1943
162, Quarterly report, final, March 1944
Nilsson - Monthly reports, 1942-1943
Project 1-R, Unit E:
163, Quarterly report, March 1942
[Original folder found empty.]
164, Quarterly report, June 1942
165, Quarterly reports, September 1942
166, Quarterly report, December 1942
167, Quarterly report, March 1943
168, Quarterly report, September 1943
169, Final reports, June 1944
Project 1-R, Unit F, Section I and II:
[Divider from the original files with no folders behind it.]
Project 1-R, Unit F, Section I:
[Divider from the original files with no folders behind it.]
Project 1-R, Unit G:
175, Quarterly report, September 1944
174, Report, July 1944-July 1945
173, Annual report, December 1945
[Written on original folder: only 1-R G for Sep. 44 in file.]
Final, June 1946
Project 1-R, Unit H:
175-b, Quarterly report, September 1945
[Written on original folder: no file for 1-R H on front of folder.]
175-c, Quarterly report, December 1945
175-a, Final report, December 31, 1945
Project 1-R, Unit J, 1945-1946
175-d, Quarterly report, Project 1-R, Unit K, December 20, 1945
[Written on front of original folder: no file.]
Project 1-R, Unit L, 1946
2-D summary, 1941
3-D, about 1940
[Original folder found empty.]
4-D, about 1940
[Original folder found empty.]
5-D, about 1940
[Original folder found empty.]
6-R, about 1940
[Original folder found empty.]
7-D, about 1940
[Original folder found empty.]
9-D, 1941-1942
[Contains the first year progress report on 9-D2 quail projects and the first year progress report on 9-D10 quail project.]
8-D, 1941-1942
[Contains reports and data on project 8-D, wildlife restocking and quail projects.]
10-D, about 1940
[Original folder found empty.]
11-D Lesser prairie chicken project, 1941-1957
12-D, about 1940
[Original folder found empty.]
13-D, 1942
[Contains final report of federal aid in wildlife restoration project 13-D, waterfowl habitat development-refuge project.]
Project 15-D, Unit A:
181, Quarterly report, September 1942
182, Quarterly report, December 1942
183, Quarterly report, March 1943
177, Annual report, June 1943
178, Annual report, 1944-1945
179, Annual report, March 1945
180, Final report, June 30, 1946
Project 15-D, Unit B:
184, Quarterly report, September 1942
185, Quarterly report, March 1942
186, Quarterly report, June 1942
[Original folder found empty.]
187, Quarterly report, September 1942
188, Quarterly report, December 1942
189, Quarterly report, March 1943
190, Quarterly report, September 1943
Project 15-D, Unit B-1:
Final report, June 30, 1943
191, Quarterly report, December 1943
192, Quarterly report, March 1944
193, Quarterly report, June 1944
194, Quarterly report, September 1944
195, Quarterly report, March 1945
196, Quarterly report, June 1945
197, Final report, July 1945
197-a, Quarterly report, September 1945
[Written on front of original folder: not in file.]
197-b, Quarterly report, December 20, 1945
Quarterly report, March 1946
Final report, June 30, 1946
Project 15-D, Unit B-B:
202, Quarterly report, 1942
203, Quarterly report, December 1942
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2000/150-13 Project 15-D, Unit B-B:
204, Quarterly report, March 1943
205, Quarterly report, June 1943
Annual report, June 30, 1943
Project 15-D, Unit B-3:
198, Quarterly report, December 1944
198-a, Quarterly report, September 20, 1945
198-b, Project 15-D, Unit B-B, Quarterly report, December 20, 1945
[Written on front of original folder: not in old file.]
Project 15-D, Unit B-3:
Quarterly report, March 20, 1946
Final report, June 1946
Project 15-D, Unit B-4:
199, Quarterly report, September 1944
200, Quarterly report, December 1944
201, Quarterly report, March 1945
Annual report, 1944-1945
201-c, Quarterly report, September 1945
[Written on front original folder: not in file.]
Final report, June 1946
Project 15-D, Unit B-5:
Quarterly report, March 1946
Final report, June 1946
206, Project 15-D, Unit B-B, Final report, July 1945
[Contains an oversize map.]
Box
2000/150-13 Project 15-D, Unit C:
Box
2000/150-13 208, Quarterly report, March 1942
210, Quarterly report, June 1942
[Original folder found empty.]
211, Quarterly report, September 1942
212, Quarterly report, December 1942
213, Quarterly report, March 1943
214, Quarterly report, June 1943
215, Quarterly report, September 1943
216, Quarterly report, December 1943
217, Quarterly report, March 1944
218, Quarterly report, June 1944
219, Annual reports - Siegler, 1942-1943
Project 15-D, Unit D:
220, Quarterly report, September 1942
221, Quarterly report, December 1942
222, Final report, May 27, 1943
Project 15-D, Unit E:
223, Quarterly report, September 1943
[Folder contains several oversize maps.]
224, Quarterly report, December 1943
225, Quarterly report, March 1944
226, Quarterly report, June 1944
227, Annual reports - W.C. Glazener, 1943-1944
228, Quarterly report, September 1944
229, Quarterly report, March 1945
230, Quarterly report, September 1945
231, Annual report, 1944-1945
231-a, Quarterly report, December 1945
[Written on front of original folder: Sept. '45 last in file.]
Quarterly report, March 1946
Final report, June 1946
Project 15-D, Unit F:
232, Quarterly report, December 1943
233, Quarterly report, March 1944
234, Quarterly report, June 1944
235, Quarterly report, December 1944
236, Quarterly report, March 1945
237, Final report, June 1945
Project 15-D, Unit H, final and quarterly reports 1 and 2, 1946
17-R, about 1945
[Divider in original files - no folders behind it; also written on divider: see index #255.]
Wildlife sightings and data forms on prairie chickens, 1938-1943
[15 folders]
[Folders contain 4 x 6 loose pages from disassembled field notebooks. The notes were used by game managers and field biologists to record wildlife sightings and other data, and are scattered throughout the Administrative files and project files series.]

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Rollover Pass project photographs, 1955-1963, (bulk 1955-1959),
0.50 cubic ft.

The Texas Game and Fish Commission managed wildlife, fish, and marine resources and sanctuaries; conducted research and gathered information on Texas fish and game; promoted preservation efforts; regulated hunting activities and enforced game laws; educated the public about conservation and environmental issues; controlled the sand, shell, and gravel in Texas waters; and oversaw the operations of fish hatcheries, game preserves, and oyster beds throughout Texas until its merger with the Texas State Parks Board to form the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department in 1963. This series contains negatives, photographs, and several office memorandum, which cover the construction and dedication of Rollover Pass on the Bolivar Peninsula, damage from storms, and the landscape of Rollover Pass. Many of the photographs and negative envelopes include date, photographer name, locale, and general notes, such as the time of day the photograph was taken and tide information. The memos date from the the late 1950s and are scattered throughout the photographs. These memos recount the delivery of the photographs to the Game and Fish Commission, describe contruction progress, and request additional photographs of the project. A print out of an email dated June 8, 2000 describes the discovery of the negatives in the TPWD's offices and is in the accession file. The records date 1955-1963, bulk 1955-1959.
Arrangement
These records are arranged in original order as received from the agency.
Preferred Citation
(Identify the item), Rollover Pass project photographs, Texas Game and Fish Commission records, Archives and Information Services Division, Texas State Library and Archives Commission.
Accession Information
Accession number: 2003/027
These records were transferred to the Archives and Information Services Division of the Texas State Library and Archives Commission by the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department on October 10, 2003.
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
Researchers are required to use gloves provided by the Archives when reviewing photographic materials.
Processed by
Abbie Weiser, September 2006
Box
2003/027-2 Negatives, 1955-1959, 1961
[8 folders]
Historic photographs, 1955-1963
[25 folders]

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