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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

Policy and procedure manual, 1993-1994,

Aerial photographs and support documentation, 1918, 1927, 1935-1944, 1950-1994, undated bulk 1968-1979, undated,

Building plans and drawings, 1916, 1975, 1977, 1980-1985, 1995-1997, bulk 1980-1985, 1995-1997,

Maps, 1973-1974, 1977, 1995, bulk 1977, 1995,

Historical Structures Report, 2004,

Texas State Library and Archives Commission

Texas Parks and Wildlife Department, Infrastructure Division:

An Inventory of Parks and Wildlife Department Infrastructure Division Records at the Texas State Archives, 1916, 1918, 1927, 1935-1944, 1950-1997, 2004, undated, bulk 1968-1997, undated



Overview

Creator: Texas. Parks and Wildlife Department.Infrastructure Division.
Title: Parks and Wildlife Department Infrastructure Division records
Dates: 1916, 1918, 1927, 1935-1944, 1950-1997, 2004, undated
Dates (Bulk): bulk 1968-1997, undated
Abstract: The Infrastructure Division administers the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department's Capital Program, which includes all new construction, restoration, renovation, maintenance, and repair projects. It is responsible for all design and construction contracts for the department, and it provides professional design, construction, and project management services to state parks, wildlife management areas, hatcheries, and other department facilities. Records include manuals, project files, correspondence, office memorandum, contracts and invoices, research notes, topographical plans, maps, and black-and-white aerial photographs of state parks. The records cover the division's administrative, financial, and operational activities, topographical research and land surveys, and special projects. Records date 1916, 1918, 1927, 1935-1944, 1950-1997, 2004, undated, bulk 1968-1997, undated.
Quantity: 45.54 cubic ft.
Language: These materials are written in English.
Repository: Texas State Archives
Sponsor: This EAD finding aid was created in cooperation with Texas Archival Resources Online.

Agency History

The Texas Parks and Wildlife Department (TPWD) is responsible for the management and conservation of the state's wildlife and fish resources; provision of outdoor recreational opportunities to the public; acquisition, development, and operation of wildlife management areas, fish hatcheries, state parks, historic sites, and other public lands; conservation education and outreach; cultural and historical interpretation; and the regulation of fishing, hunting, and boating activities. The department is composed of eleven major divisions which carry out the functions and duties of the agency: Wildlife, State Parks, Coastal Fisheries, Inland Fisheries, Communications, Law Enforcement, Infrastructure, Administrative Resources, Legal, Information Technology, and Human Resources. An executive director, selected by the Parks and Wildlife Commission, administers the department. In 2014 the agency employed the full-time equivalent of 3,109 people.

The TPWD is governed by the Parks and Wildlife Commission, initially composed of three members, increased to six members in 1972, and as of 1983, nine members, appointed by the governor with approval of the senate. Members serve six-year overlapping terms. The commission chairperson is appointed biennially by the governor. The commission meets quarterly or more often as needed. Its chief responsibility is to adopt policies and rules to carry out the programs of the Parks and Wildlife Department.

The TPWD had its beginnings in 1879 when the 16th Texas Legislature authorized the governor to appoint a fish commissioner to ensure compliance with an Act for the preservation of fish, and to build fish ways and fish ladders (Chapter 92, 16th Legislature, Regular Session). In 1881, the Office of the Fish Commissioner was established (Chapter 78, 17th Legislature, Regular Session). It was created for the "propagation and preservation of fish and to build fish-ways and fish-ladders…," and existed through 1885. The commissioner was appointed to a two-year term by the governor, with the approval of the senate.

In 1895, the Office of the Fish and Oyster Commissioner was created by House Bill 55 (24th Legislature, Regular Session), with the commissioner appointed by the governor as before. The duties included the protection of fish, turtles and terrapin of the bays and coastal waters of the state, protection of natural oyster beds and reefs, and the protection of the location of private beds. The commissioner had the authority to appoint deputy commissioners to assist in carrying out the duties of the office. In 1907, protection of wild birds and wild game was added to the responsibilities of that office, which became the Office of the Game, Fish and Oyster Commissioner (House Bill 379, 30th Legislature, Regular Session). This commissioner appointed deputy game commissioners to assist in carrying out the duties of the office.

The single commissioner was replaced by a six-member commission in 1929 and the agency became the Game, Fish, and Oyster Commission (Senate Bill 83, 41st Legislature, Regular Session). The commissioners were appointed to six-year terms by the governor with the approval of the senate and were selected from different sections of the state. The chair was appointed by the governor. Duties of the commission included administering the state's laws relating to game and fish; preventing pollution of streams; issuing hunting, trapping, and fishing licenses; collecting fees, taxes, and fines; conducting research; and proclaiming and enforcing open seasons and bag limits on game and fish. The commission also operated fish hatcheries and sanctuaries, administered game and hunting preserves, supervised oyster beds in the state, controlled and exterminated predatory animals and fish, and educated the public in the preservation of wildlife and fish and game resources of the state. It had the authority to create rules and regulations as necessary to carry out its duties. The name was changed to the Texas Game and Fish Commission in 1951 and the size of the board was increased to nine members (Senate Bill 463, 52nd Legislature, Regular Session).

The Texas State Parks Board was created in 1923 (Senate Bill 73, 38th Legislature, 1st Called Session) to investigate prospective park sites in the state and report to the legislature with recommendations, and to solicit and accept donations of land for state park purposes. The State Parks Board was initially composed of five members, appointed by the governor with the approval of the senate to six-year terms, and they were to be state officers. The number of board members increased to six in 1937 (Senate Bill 484, 45th Legislature, Regular Session). This board was to begin locating sites for the establishment of the state parks system. It directed and managed the state parks created, except for the historical parks which were managed by the Texas State Board of Control and/or several separate commissions. The Parks Board was charged with locating, designating, and marking historic grounds, battlegrounds, and other historic sites in the state, and erecting markers and monuments at such sites. The board also had the authority to create rules and regulations as necessary to carry out its duties. The primary function of the board between 1923 and 1933 was to acquire lands for parks through donations. In 1933, federal funds became available for state park development and the board worked with the Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) and the National Park Service for the development of better park sites for a state parks system. The CCC provided labor during the 1930s to improve state park lands and facilities. In 1949, the state historical parks were transferred to the State Parks Board, except for the San Jacinto Battlefield, the Battleship Texas, and the Fannin Battlefield, which were still controlled by their respective commissions--the San Jacinto Battlefield Commission, the Battleship Texas Commission, and the Fannin Battlefield Commission (House Bill 120, 51st Legislature, Regular Session). Jurisdiction over the Fannin and San Jacinto Battlefields was transferred to TPWD in 1965 (House Bill 102, 59th Legislature, Regular Session). Battleship Texas was transferred to TPWD in 1983 (House Bill 586, 68th Legislature, Regular Session).

In 1963, the State Parks Board and the Game and Fish Commission were merged to form the TPWD (House Bill 21, 58th Legislature, Regular Session). In 1967, the Historic Structures and Sites Act was passed by the 60th Legislature (House Bill 58, Regular Session), charging the TPWD with stewardship of the state's cultural heritage sites. In 1983, the legislature passed the 1983 Wildlife Conservation Act (Senate Bill 94, 68th Legislature, Regular Session), which gave the agency the authority to manage fish and wildlife resources in all Texas counties. Prior to this act, county commissioner courts set game and fish laws in many counties, and other counties had veto power over department regulations. In 1985, the legislature granted the agency authority over shrimp and oysters (Senate Bill 609, 69th Legislature, Regular Session).

The Infrastructure Division administers TPWD's Capital Program, which includes all new construction, restoration, renovation, maintenance, and repair projects. It is responsible for all design and construction contracts for the department, and it provides professional design, construction, and project management services to state parks, wildlife management areas, hatcheries, and other department facilities. In particular, the Construction Design Management (CDM) Branch's mission is "to manage the planning, design, and construction of TPWD facilities in a creative manner that complements and preserves the natural and cultural resources of Texas for the education and enjoyment of present and future generations." The division is also TPWD's liaison with the Texas Department of Transportation, the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality, and the Texas Department of Criminal Justice.

(Sources include: Enabling legislation, numerous years; Texas Parks and Wildlife Code, Title 2; Guide to Texas State Agencies, various editions; Texas Parks and Wildlife website (http://www.tpwd.state.tx.us/); Texas Parks and Wildlife Department Self-Evaluation Report (2007), both accessed January 6, 2017; and information found in Texas Parks and Wildlife records.)

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Scope and Contents of the Records

The Infrastructure Division administers the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department's Capital Program, which includes all new construction, restoration, renovation, maintenance, and repair projects. It is responsible for all design and construction contracts for the department, and it provides professional design, construction, and project management services to state parks, wildlife management areas, hatcheries, and other department facilities. The materials primarily document the selection and project planning for potential park sites, the methods and designs used to construct park facilities, and in the case of the San Jacinto Battleground State Historic Site, the examination of an existing facility's structural and architectural condition. A majority of the records are aerial photographs, both single shots and composite images in which two or more negatives are printed as one unified image. These photographs are commonly used for analysis of an area's topograpical features, either individually or via the creation of a topographical plan or map. Other types of records present include manuals, project files, correspondence, office memorandum, contracts and invoices, research notes, topographical plans, maps, and a historical structure report. The records cover the division's administrative, financial, and operational activities, topographical research and land surveys, and special projects. The materials derive from the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department, as well as its predecessor agency, the Texas State Parks Board. Records date 1916, 1918, 1927, 1935-1944, 1950-1997, 2004, undated, bulk 1968-1997, undated.

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

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 into five series and two subseries:
Policy and procedure manual, 1993-1994, 0.25 cubic ft.
Aerial photographs and support documentation, 1918, 1927, 1935-1944, 1950-1994, undated, bulk 1968-1979, undated, 40.25 cubic ft.
  • Stereographic aerial photographs and support documentation, 1938, 1942, 1944, 1950-1994, bulk 1970-1979, 20 cubic ft.
  • Large format aerial photographs, survey maps, and drawings, 1918, 1927, 1935-1940, 1951-1957, 1960-1977, undated, bulk 1968-1977, undated, 20.25 cubic ft.
Building plans and drawings, 1916, 1975, 1977, 1980-1985, 1995-1997, bulk 1980-1985, 1995-1997, 4.79 cubic ft.
Maps, 1973-1974, 1977, 1995, bulk 1977, 1995, 0.15 cubic ft.
Historical Structures Report, 2004, 0.1 cubic ft.

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Restrictions

Restrictions on Access

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

Restrictions on Use

Most records created by Texas state agencies are not copyrighted. 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

The blueprints and drawings may be too large to photocopy.

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

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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. State Parks Board.
Subjects:
Parks--Texas--Planning.
Parks--Texas--Management.
Recreation areas--Public use--Texas.
Document Types:
Aerial photographs--Texas.
Architectural drawings (visual works)--Texas.
Building plans--Texas.
Historic structure reports--Texas.
Manuals (instructional materials)--Texas.
Maps (documents)--Texas.
Typical floor plans--Texas.
Functions:
Management of parks.

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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
Blueprints and drawings collection, 1854-1984, undated, bulk 1936-1938, 41.21 cubic ft.
Texas Natural Resource Conservation Commission water rights application files, 1824, 1910, 1913-2001, undated, bulk 1921-1997, 221.25 cubic ft.
Texas Parks and Wildlife Department, Texas State Parks Division records, 1905-2001, bulk 1927-1996, 70.13 cubic ft.
Texas Parks and Wildlife Department, Texas Parks and Wildlife Commission meeting files, 1963-2004, 22 cubic ft., 32 reels of microfilm
Texas State Parks Board Civilian Conservation Corps drawings, 1905-1974, undated, bulk 1933-1945, 28.17 cubic ft. (about 4023 items)
Texas State Parks Board records, 1901-1902, 1905, 1908, 1917, 1925-1963, bulk 1933-1949, 28.35 cubic ft.
Texas Water Commission water rights application plans, maps, and drawings, 1913-1990, undated, 45.94 cubic ft. (about 5000 drawings)

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Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

(Identify the item and cite the series), Texas Parks and Wildlife Department Infrastructure Division records. Archives and Information Services Division, Texas State Library and Archives Commission.

Accession Information

Accession numbers: 2002/131, 2003/027, 2003/086, 2004/090, 2006/019, 2010/088, 2014/111

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 22 and December 10, 2002; October 10, 2003; February 17, 2004; September 20, 2005; March 16, 2010; and May 21, 2014.

Processing Information

Processed by Abbie Weiser, November 2006

Revised by Laura K. Saegert, January 2007

Three accessions added and description revised by Jonathan King, January 2017

Appraisal Information

The manual, maps, plans, drawings, and aerial photographs were appraised by the State Archives staff as archival on October 18, 1999 as part of an agency-wide appraisal of the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department. For more information about the appraisal of the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department's records, see the appraisal report done by State Archives staff on file in the search room of the Archives and Information Services Division. It is posted online at http://www.tsl.state.tx.us/arc/appraisal/parks.html

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Detailed Description of the Records

Policy and procedure manual, 1993-1994,
0.25 cubic ft.

The Infrastructure Division administers the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department's Capital Program, which includes all new construction, restoration, renovation, maintenance, and repair projects. It is responsible for all design and construction contracts for the department, and it provides professional design, construction, and project management services to state parks, wildlife management areas, hatcheries, and other department facilities. This series contains several office memoranda, a listing of branch policies and procedures, an item of correspondence, and the branch policy and procedures manual of the Construction Design Management (CDM) Branch dating 1933-1994. The memoranda and correspondence contain information about the development of the manual, employee recognition programs, various policy statements, survey request procedures, and construction projects. The manual itself contains the branch mission statement, staff organizational chart, and is divided into ten articles, which cover in-house development and repair projects, the consultant selection process, technical assistance, scoping, the Texas Department of Transportation (TXDOT), force accounts, proper record-keeping practices, and administrative purchasing. The manual also includes a glossary, blank forms, and examples of completed forms.
Arrangement
These records are arranged in original order as received from the agency.
Preferred Citation
(Identify the item), Policy and procedure manual, Texas Parks and Wildlife Department Infrastructure Division 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.
Processing Information
Processed by Abbie Weiser, November 2006
Box
2003/027-1 Policy and procedure manual, CDM Branch, 1993-1994
[Binder contains policy and procedure manual and addition materials (memos, correspondence, and policy statements) in binder pockets.]

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Aerial photographs and support documentation, 1918, 1927, 1935-1944, 1950-1994, undated bulk 1968-1979, undated,
40.25 cubic ft.

The Infrastructure Division administers the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department's Capital Program, which includes all new construction, restoration, renovation, maintenance, and repair projects. It is responsible for all design and construction contracts for the department, and it provides professional design, construction, and project management services to state parks, wildlife management areas, hatcheries, and other department facilities. The records consist of aerial photographs created or obtained by the Infrastructure Division for the purposes of providing topographical data for park development, along with a range of supporting documents, dating 1918, 1927, 1935-1944, 1950-1994, undated, bulk 1968-1979, undated. The subseries Stereographic aerial photographs and support documentation contains 9 x 9-inch stereographic black and white aerial photographs of Texas state park areas taken by commercial contractors, such as the International Aerial Mapping Company. Also included are correspondence, invoices, contracts, field notes, maps, and drawings. The subseries Large format aerial photographs, survey maps, and drawings contains aerial photographs, composite photographs, topography maps, and boundary maps generated in large part for TPWD parkland acquisition projects. A number of the sites were never developed into parks, though several are for former and current parks across Texas. Non-park sites covered include Dublin-Walnut Springs Trail, Bryan Beach, Mission San José and several sites in Dickens County. Most of the items were produced by the TPWD, but at least one map was made by the U.S. Geological Service.
Organization
These records are arranged into two subseries:
Stereographic aerial photographs and support documentation, 1938, 1942, 1944, 1950-1994, bulk 1970-1979, 20 cubic ft.
Large format aerial photographs, survey maps, and drawings, 1918, 1927, 1935-1940, 1951-1957, 1960-1977, undated, bulk 1968-1977, undated, 20.25 cubic ft.
Preferred Citation
(Identify the item and subseries), Aerial photographs and support documentation, Texas Parks and Wildlife Department Infrastructure Division records. Archives and Information Services Division, Texas State Library and Archives Commission.
Accession Information
Accession numbers: 2002/131, 2003/086, 2004/090
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 22 and December 10, 2002; and February 17, 2004.
Restrictions on Access
None.
Technical Requirements
The blueprints and drawings may be too large to photocopy.
Researchers are required to use gloves provided by the Archives when reviewing photographic materials.
Processing Information
Processed by Abbie Weiser, November 2006
Revised by Laura Saegert, January 2007
Two accessions added by Jonathan King, January 2017
Stereographic aerial photographs and support documentation, 1938, 1942, 1944, 1950-1994, bulk 1970-1979,
20 cubic ft.
The Infrastructure Division administers the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department's Capital Program, which includes all new construction, restoration, renovation, maintenance, and repair projects. It is responsible for all design and construction contracts for the department, and it provides professional design, construction, and project management services to state parks, wildlife management areas, hatcheries, and other department facilities. Records are 9 x 9-inch stereographic aerial photographs of Texas state park areas, correspondence, invoices, contracts, field notes, maps, and drawings, dating 1938, 1942, 1944, 1950-1994, bulk 1970-1979. Most of the photographs are black-and-white. These photographs were taken by commercial contractors, such as the International Aerial Mapping Company. Most of the images have the date, altitude, scale, state park name, and identification number printed on them. In many cases, two sets of photographs are present for a park, and often one of the sets will be missing some photos. Original photograph envelopes with notes and drawings on them were photocopied and included in folders. The TPWD used these photographs for planning purposes when deciding on changes or improvement projects to state parks. The last folder in the series contains vertical control file data, which lists the known sea level elevation for various sites. All folders contain aerial photographs unless otherwise noted.
Arrangement
These records are arranged in alphabetical order by park name as received from the agency. Corrections to the filing order have been made.
Preferred Citation
(Identify the item), Stereographic aerial photographs and support documentation, Aerial photographs and support documentation, Texas Parks and Wildlife Department Infrastructure Division records. Archives and Information Services Division, Texas State Library and Archives Commission.
Accession Information
Accession numbers: 2002/131, 2003/086
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 22 and December 10, 2002.
Restrictions on Access
None.
Technical Requirements
Researchers are required to use gloves provided by the Archives when reviewing photographic materials.
Processing Information
Processed by Abbie Weiser, November 2006
Revised by Laura Saegert, January 2007
Box
2002/131-1 Unidentified, September 1968
Abilene State Park, March 6, 1969
[2 folders]
Abilene State Park, March 9, 1969
[2 folders]
Arroyo Colorado, June 29, 1985
[12 folders]
Acton, February 18, 1966
Atlanta State Park, November 30, 1969
[3 folders]
Atlanta State Park, March 12, 1973
[8 folders]
Balmorhea State Park, May 4, 1972
[2 folders]
Box
2002/131-2 Bentsen-Rio Grande State Park:
September 26, 1967
September 28, 1967
August 21, 1971
[8 folders]
Big Spring State Park, August 26, 1971
Blanco State Park:
Microfilm, 1933-1934, 1936, 1941, 1948, 1955, 1959, 1968
[2 folders]
[Oversize microfilm single shots of various park sites and facilities.]
August 22, 1971
[6 folders]
about 1981
[Contains oversize drawings, topographical maps, notes, calculations, and a survey and mapping request.]
Bonham State Park, January 29, 1970
[2 folders]
Brazos Island State Park, February 13, 1971
[4 folders]
Bryan Beach State Park:
November 19, 1972
[Folders 1-2 of 8]
Box
2002/131-3 November 19, 1972
[Folders 3-8 of 8]
November 30, 1972
[15 folders]
Buescher State Park:
November 30, 1957
[2 folders]
May 7, 1958
[2 folders]
February 5, 1959
[2 folders]
Box
2002/131-4 Caddo Lake State Park, March 12, 1973
[3 folders]
Caddoan Mounds, after 1950
[Note: divider with no files behind it.]
Caprock Canyon State Park:
March 24, 1953, April 25, 1953, April 19, 1959
about 1975
[3 folders]
[Folders contain topographical drawings and some oversize maps.]
April 28, 1975
[1-21 of 33 folders]
[Photographs filed behind Caprock Canyon divider, but all stamped with L.T.S.P. Might possibly be photographs of another state park, perhaps Lake Texana State Park, but no further information is available. See additional files listed as L.T.S.P. later in the inventory under L.T.S.P., same date. It is unknown why these images were filed in separate locations by TPWD staff.]
Box
2002/131-5 April 28, 1975
[22-33 of 33 folders]
Topographic maps and drawings, about 1975
[3 folders]
Cedar Hill State Recreation Area:
December 17, 1950
December 18, 1950
January 7, 1958
May 7, 1958
January 2, 1964
January 11, 1976
July 9, 1982
July 21, 1982
Box
2002/131-6 Choke Canyon Dam and Reservoir areas, index sheets and photographs, May 3, 1976
[1-31 of 36 folders]
Box
2002/131-7 Choke Canyon Dam and Reservoir areas, index sheets and photographs, May 3, 1976
[32-36 of 36 folders]
Cleburne State Park, March 30, 1972
Cleburne State Park, May 8, 1997
[Note: check out sheet for 17 folders.]
Collin County, September 11, 1956
[2 folders]
Copano Bay State Park, March 8, 1956
Copper Breaks State Park:
August 1, 1970
[4 folders]
August 6, 1970
[2 folders]
December 22, 1972
Daingerfield State Park, January 26, 1971
[4 folders]
Davis Mountains State Park:
after 1950
[5 folders]
June 24, 1965
April 18, 1971
[5 folders]
Box
2002/131-8 June 15, 1971
[3 folders]
May 4, 1972
[4 folders]
George C. Davis Site, August 12, 1974
Dinosaur Valley State Park,
after 1950
[Note: contains photographs and one negative.]
February 19, 1966
[Note: photographs of tracks area.]
January 29, 1973
[3 folders]
[Note: original folder stated images 1-12; however, 1-12 was not present during processing.]
Dublin to Walnut Springs Trail:
[Note: photographs labeled HAS. It is unknown if this trail is part of a particular state park, recreational area or natural area.]
March 22, 1972
[15 folders]
July 26, 1972
[1-6 of 25 folders]
Box
2002/131-9 July 26, 1972
[7-25 of 25 folders]
Eisenhower State Park:
November 20, 1964, August 7, 1968
January 18, 1965
[10 folders]
March 28, 1974
[3 folders]
Eisenhower birthplace, March 28, 1974
Box
2002/131-10 Fairfield Lake State Park, January 11, 1972
[8 folders]
Fairfield Lake State Park, January 14, 1972
[2 folders]
Falcon State Recreation Park, July 24, 1973
[5 folders]
Fannin Battleground State Historical Site, January 8, 1966
Fannin Battleground State Historical Site, February 24, 1974
Fort Griffin State Park, September 6, 1971
[7 folders]
Fort Griffin State Park (Sabine Pass), after 1950
[Note: no folders behind divider.]
Fort Lancaster State Historical Site, April 14, 1971
[2 folders]
Box
2002/131-11 Fort Leaton State Historical Site:
Aerial survey, after 1950
[Note: folder was empty.]
Photographs, January 26, 1967
April 17, 1971
[4 folders]
Fort McKavett State Historic Site, April 18, 1971
Fort Parker, after 1950,
[Note: no folders behind divider.]
Fort Richardson State Park, January 29, 1973
[6 folders]
Galveston Island State Park:
Box
2002/131-9 November 21, 1954
Box
2002/131-11 August 8, 1970
[4 folders]
January 7, 1972
[5 folders]
January 12, 1972
Garner State Park, January 15, 1971
[3 folders]
Box
2002/131-12 Garner State Park, July 14, 1974
[9 folders]
General Zaragoza Historic Site, February 24, 1974
Goliad State Park, September 23, 1966
Goliad State Park, February 24, 1974
[2 folders]
Goose Island State Park:
Film (negatives), after 1950,
Photographs, January 7, 1972
[2 folders]
Photographs, January 12, 1972
[Folder also contains some photographs dated January 7, 1972.]
Governor Hogg Shrine, August 23, 1971
[2 folders]
Government Canyon State Park, February 11, 1994
[4 folders]
Government Canyon State Park, checkout sheet, June 21, 1996
Guadalupe River State Park:
Honey Creek aerial photographs, after 1938
[3 folders]
[Note: some photographs are unlabeled and undated.]
July 14, 1974
[1-3 of 20 folders]
[Note: original envelopes and photographs also labeled S.A.A.S.P.]
Box
2002/131-13 July 14, 1974
[4-20 of 20 folders]
[Note: original envelopes and photographs also labeled S.A.A.S.P.]
Box
2002/131-14 July 7, 1975
[10 folders]
[Note: photographs also labeled U.G.S.P.]
Hackberry State Park:
March 29, 1974
[Note: photographs labeled Lewisville Lake, but were behind Hackberry State Park divider.]
August 12, 1977
[2 folders]
[Note: original envelope also labeled Lake Lewisville; original envelope has scale as 1 inch = 500 feet.]
February 19, 1981
[4 folders]
Hale Ranch State Park:
Box
2002/131-12 after 1950
[Note: written on original envelope: Now Brazos Bend - Southern Boundary.]
Box
2002/131-14 August 2, 1976
[1-13 of 17 folders]
[Note: includes copies of fronts of original envelopes with drawings and diagrams.]
Box
2002/131-15 August 2, 1976
[14-17 of 17 folders]
[Note: includes copies of fronts of original envelopes with drawings and diagrams; folders 9-17 from accession 2003/086.]
Mission Rosario Historical Site, February 24, 1974
[Note: original envelope stated there were two sets but only one set of photographs are present.]
Hill Country Natural Area:
October 13, 1955
February 4, 1963
July 21, 1973
[Note: contains one large negative.]
January 29, 1978
November 29, 1978
[4 folders]
January 8, 1979
[2 folders]
Requisition for aerial photographs, October 1, 1981
March 20, 1985
[1-16 of 20 folders]
Box
2002/131-16 March 20, 1985
[17-20 of 20 folders]
April 15, 1985
[2 folders]
October 24, 1990
[1-12 of 19 folders]
October 24, 1990
[13-19 of 19 folders]
Letter of transmittal, November 7, 1985
Houston area, after 1950
[Note: no folders behind the divider.]
Box
2002/131-17 Lake Hubbard Creek State Park,
after 1950
[6 folders]
March 18, 1976
[1-15 of 17 folders]
March 18, 1976
[16-17 of 17 folders]
Hueco Tanks State Park, March 8, 1970
[2 folders]
Hueco Tanks State Park, March 18, 1970
Box
2002/131-18 Huntsville State Park:
August 28, 1971
[6 folders]
November 12, 1971
[6 folders]
Montgomery water and soil conservation plan, about 1969
[File contains maps, data, pamphlets, and a report on water and soil conservation.]
Indianola State Historic Park, aerial file after 1950
[Note: original folder was empty.]
Indianola State Park, October 14, 1964
Inks Lake State Park, January 1, 1966; January 12, 1970
Jeff Davis State Recreation Park, August 30, 1974
[Folder also includes a brief, undated memo regarding a contract.]
Jim Hogg State Park, August 21, 1971
Kerrville State Park, August 21, 1971
[4 folders]
Kerrville State Park, November 11, 1974
[6 folders]
Lake Arrowhead State Park, August 1, 1970
[4 folders]
Box
2002/131-19 Lake Bastrop State Park, about 1980
[Note: some photographs are undated and not labeled.]
Lake Bob Sandlin State Park, March 25, 1981
[2 folders]
[Note: some photographs are undated and not labeled or multiple image numbers.]
Lake Bob Sandlin State Park, field notes and adding tapes, about 1981
[Note: original envelope labeled: Field notes (copies).]
Lake Brownwood State Park, May 5, 1970
[4 folders]
Lake Colorado State Park, August 1, 1970
[4 folders]
Lake Colorado State Park, August 6, 1970
[2 folders]
Lake Corpus Christi State Park,
Aerial file, 1968
[File contains field notes on topographical survey.]
1968-1970
[File contains contracts, correspondence, and vouchers.]
1970
[File contains field notes.]
Photographs, January 7, 1970
[2 folders]
Lake Houston State Park:
October 25, 1938
[2 folders]
January 30, 1939
1944
November 1, 1958
November 4, 1968
1979-1980
[2 folders]
November 5, 1982
Aerial file 1982-1983
[File contains correspondence and memos.]
Box
2002/131-20 January 29, 1983
[15 folders]
January 29, 1983
[10 folders]
Lake Livingston State Park, November 12, 1971
[5 folders]
Box
2002/131-21 Lake Mineral Wells State Park:
January 15, 1974
[9 folders]
January 16, 1974
Aerial survey, 1974-1975
[File contains office and shipping memos, contract, and invoices.]
October 23, 1979
[2 folders]
Lake Somerville State Park:
January 26, 1971
[4 folders]
February 5, 1971
[2 folders]
January 20, 1974
[1-10 of 13 folders]
Box
2002/131-22 January 20, 1974
[11-13 of 13 folders]
January 30, 1974
[4 folders]
March 22, 1974
[1-18 of 26 folders]
Box
2002/131-23 March 22, 1974
[9 folders]
[Note: partial set of duplicates.]
Somerville Trailway, aerials and index, March 22, 1974
[7 folders]
[A note on the envelopes states these aerials were removed from the original set and should be kept as a separate set.]
Lake Tawakoni State Park:
Photographs, March 18, 1985
[3 folders]
Aerial survey and field notes, April 1985
Aerial survey support data, 1984-1986
[Note: memos, invoices, vouchers, contract]
L.T.S.P. (Lake Texana State Park (?)), April 28, 1975:
[These folders are only labeled as L.T.S.P. They are possibly of Lake Texana, based on the date of the photographs. Photographs were often taken of proposed properties and these photographs are dated 1975, the park was acquired in 1975. The only other park it could be is Lake Tawakoni, which was not acquired until 1985. See additional files listed as L.T.S.P. earlier in the inventory filed under Caprock Canyon State Park, same date. It is unknown why these images were filed in separate locations by TPWD staff.]
L.T.S.P.
[folders 1-7 of 30]
Box
2002/131-24 L.T.S.P.
[folders 8-30 of 30]
Box
2002/131-25 Lake Whitney State Park, August 22, 1971
[4 folders]
Landmark Inn State Historic Site, February 19, 1973
Lipantitian State Historic Site, January 14, 1961
Llano State Park, November 29, 1973
[2 folders]
Lockhart State Park, August 27, 1958
Lockhart State Park, aerial file [empty]
Longhorn Cavern State Park, August 22, 1971
[4 folders]
Longhorn Cavern State Park, March 28, 1977
Lost Maples State Natural Area, Sabinal Canyon, March 1, 1963
Lost Maples State Natural Area, Sabinal Canyon, December 1, 1973
[3 folders]
Lyndon B. Johnson State Park:
July 2, 1971
January 14, 1972
[5 folders]
Box
2002/131-26 March 7, 1972
[3 folders]
McKinney Falls State Park:
April 28, 1969
[3 folders]
March 9, 1970
[2 folders]
Spring 1977
[This is an infrared series with two or three copies of each image present, including two unnumbered images.]
McKenzie State Park:
December 4, 1962
List of CCC drawings for the park
March 18, 1985
[6 folders]
Martin Dies, Jr. State Park:
August 23, 1971
[8 folders]
Dam "B" photographs, November 10, 1958
Dam "B" mosaic, November 10, 1958
Dam "B" photographs, January 1, 1959
Box
2002/131-27 Meridian State Park:
January 29, 1958
January 18, 1965
March 28, 1974
[2 folders]
Aerial file, 1974-1975
[File contains memos and correspondence.]
Mission Tejas:
July 24, 1973
August 30, 1974
Color positives, about 1974
[Note on file: William Stackhouse, WO (work order) # 73960.]
Monahans Sandhills State Park (views from altitude of 6000 feet), May 20, 1972
[2 folders]
Monahans Sandhills State Park (views from altitude of 3000 feet), May 20, 1972
[2 folders]
Monument Hill State Park, July 24, 1973
Monument Hill State Park, February 17, 1977
[3 folders]
Mother Neff State Park, January 25, 1971
[3 folders]
Mustang Island State Park:
February 1, 1973
[Note on folder: flight line down Park Road 53, taken from original set.]
Set of aerials with sketch map, February 1, 1973
[3 folders]
February 1, 1973
[1-10 of 28 folders]
Box
2002/131-28 February 1, 1973
[11-28 of 28 folders]
Palmetto State Park, aerial file, 1978, 1975
Palmetto State Park, photographs, March 6, 1942
Palo Duro Canyon State Park:
May 17, 1967
[3 folders]
May 21, 1967
June 19, 1973
[4 folders]
Fort Parker (old), March 9, 1960
Pedernales State Park:
Whatley Ranch aerials, December 12, 1957
Photographs of park (not aerial) - scenic views and structures, after 1960
Aerials, May 3, 1970
[1-2 of 4 folders]
Box
2002/131-29 Aerials, May 3, 1970
[3-4 of 4 folders]
Port Isabel, before 1990
[Photocopy of article about the lighthouse.]
Port Bolivar area, May 16, 1967
[File contains a paper copies of aerial prints, negatives, and a bill.]
Port Lavaca State Park, August 22, 1972
[1 folders]
Possum Kingdom State Park:
June 19, 1973
[6 folders]
January 29, 1970
[3 folders]
Microfilm of aerial and other maps, 1971
Purtis Creek State Park, aerial file, 1976-1977
[File contains a contract, correspondence, and work order.]
Rancho de las Cabras, August 17, 1977
[5 folders]
Resaca de la Palma and associated floodway - post-Beulah flood, September 26 and 28, 1967
Rio Grande Valley State Park, April 1, 1976
[4 folders]
[Note: there are three sets of these images]
Box
2002/131-30 San Jacinto State Park, view of monument, after 1960
San Jacinto State Park, aerials, July 1, 1969
[6 folders]
Sabine Pass
[Note: no folders present, just the divider.]
San Jose Mission, December 22, 1971
[2 folders]
Sea Rim State Park (Jefferson County):
Aerial survey, 1972-1974
[File contains invoices, correspondence, and memos.]
Budget for goose roost, 1973
November 20, 1969
[7 folders]
November 20, 1969
[3 folders]
[Note: partial set of aerials from previous set]
November 4, 1972
[1-8 of 15 folders]
Box
2002/131-31 November 4, 1972
[9-15 of 15 folders]
January 29, 1974
[1-16 of 134 folders]
Box
2002/131-32 January 29, 1974
[17-38 of 134 folders]
Box
2002/131-33 January 29, 1974
[39-61 of 134 folders]
Box
2002/131-34 January 29, 1974
[62-85 of 134 folders]
Box
2002/131-35 January 29, 1974
[86-112 of 134 folders]
Box
2002/131-36 January 29, 1974
[113-134 of 134 folders]
Box
2002/131-37 February 10, 1974
February 11, 1974
February 22, 1974
February 23, 1974
March 17, 1974
Seminole Canyon State Park, October 20, 1971
[5 folders]
Seminole Canyon State Park, December 1, 1973
State Railroad:
[The Texas State Railroad (listed as the State Railroad in these files) runs between Palestine and Rusk in East Texas. Studies were done at various points along the right of way and at city parks in Palestine and Rusk.]
Feasibility study, 1971
Map, and selected aerial photographs from several sets, January 6, 1972
Palestine to Rusk (views from altitude of 3000 feet), January 6, 1972
[4 folders]
Palestine to Rusk (views from altitude of 6000 feet), January 6, 1972
[1-7 of 10 folders]
Box
2002/131-38 Palestine to Rusk (views from altitude of 6000 feet), January 6, 1972
[8-10 of 10 folders]
Rusk City Park, December 13, 1972
[9 folders]
Palestine Depot, July 24, 1973
[3 folders]
Stephen F. Austin State Park:
December 12, 1957
(Views from altitude of 1500 feet), February 8, 1972
[6 folders]
(Views from altitude of 3000 feet), February 8, 1972
[1-2 of 6 folders]
Box
2002/131-39 (Views from altitude of 3000 feet), February 8, 1972
[3-6 of 6 folders]
Sutton County, November 3, 1955
[2 folders]
Tyler State Park, August 23, 1971
[3 folders]
Tyler State Park, March 22, 1974
[8 folders]
Varner Hogg State Park, August 22, 1971
[2 folders]
Velasco State Park, memo, after 1960
Village Creek:
September 23 and October 9, 1952
November 22, 1958
March 28, 1967
Washington-on-the-Brazos State Historic Park:
July 1, 1969
August 25, 1971
[2 folders]
Box
2002/131-40 February 17, 1977
[4 folders]
December 1, 1994
[3 folders]
Unidentified photographs, labeled HGRTS, possibly the Houston-Galveston Regional Transportation Study, November 14, 1975
[2 folders]
Unidentified photographs, labeled HGRTS, possibly the Houston-Galveston Regional Transportation Study, November 24, 1975
Vertical control data, 1954-1965
Mapping property - list of negatives
[Note: the negatives are not present.]
Large format aerial photographs, survey maps, and drawings, 1918, 1927, 1935-1940, 1951-1957, 1960-1977, undated, bulk 1968-1977, undated,
20.25 cubic ft.
The Infrastructure Division administers the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department's Capital Program, which includes all new construction, restoration, renovation, maintenance, and repair projects. It is responsible for all design and construction contracts for the department, and it provides professional design, construction, and project management services to state parks, wildlife management areas, hatcheries, and other department facilities. This series contains aerial photographs, composite photographs, topography maps, and boundary maps generated in large part for TPWD parkland acquisition projects, dating 1918, 1927, 1935-1940, 1951-1957, 1960-1977, undated, bulk 1968-1977, undated. The materials outline the potential boundaries, topographical conditions, and facilities of the proposed park sites across Texas. A number of the sites were never developed into parks, though several are for former and current parks across Texas. Non-park sites covered include Dublin-Walnut Springs Trail, Bryan Beach, Mission San José and several sites in Dickens County. Most of the items were produced by the TPWD, but at least one map was made by the U.S. Geological Service.
Arrangement
These records are arranged in alphabetical order by name of park or site, with the number and type of material listed underneath. Corrections to the filing order have been made.
Preferred Citation
(Identify the item), Large format aerial photographs, survey maps, and drawings, Aerial photographs and support documentation, Texas Parks and Wildlife Department Infrastructure Division records. Archives and Information Services Division, Texas State Library and Archives Commission.
Accession Information
Accession numbers: 2003/086, 2004/090
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 December 10, 2002 and February 17, 2004.
Restrictions on Access
None.
Technical Requirements
Blueprints and drawings may be too large to photocopy.
Researchers are required to use gloves provided by the Archives when reviewing photographic materials.
Processing Information
Processed by Jonathan King, January 2017
Abilene State Park:
Box
2003/086-18 undated
[1 topographic map, 2 aerial photographs, 2 composite photographs]
Box
2004/090-29 1964, 1969
[16 aerial photographs]
Acton Historic Site,1966
[2 aerial photographs]
Atlanta State Park:
Box
2004/090-45 1969
[21 composite photographs, 1 index sheet]
Box
2004/090-29 undated
[2 aerial photographs]
Balmorhea State Park:
Box
2004/090-38 1967, undated
[3 aerial photographs]
Box
2003/086-18 1972
[2 aerial photographs, 5 composite photographs]
Bastrop State Park, 1971
[3 index sheets]
Box
2004/090-38 Bastrop-Buscher State Park, 1958-1959, 1972
[6 aerial photographs]
Bentsen-Rio Grande Valley State Park, 1968, 1971, undated
[3 aerial photographs]
Big Springs State Park, 1935, 1939, 1964, undated
[7 aerial photographs, 7 survey drawing maps]
Box
2003/086-18 Blanco State Park, 1972
[1 aerial photographs, 2 survey drawing maps]
Box
2004/090-30 Brazos Island State Park, 1962, 1971, undated
[11 aerial photographs]
Box
2003/086-18 Bryan Beach State Park, 1972
[2 aerial photographs, 2 survey maps]
Caddo Lake State Park:
Box
2004/090-30 1963, undated
[2 aerial photographs]
Box
2003/086-18 1971
[1 composite photograph]
Cleburne State Park:
Box
2004/090-30 1937-1939, 1956, 1968-1970, undated
[4 aerial photographs, 2 blueprints]
Box
2003/086-18 1970
[1 aerial photographs, 3 composite photographs]
Box
2004/090-30 Copano Bay, 1956
[1 aerial photograph]
Copper Breaks, 1970
[1 aerial photograph]
Daingerfield State Park, 1960, 1971, undated
[4 aerial photographs]
Dickens County:
Box
2003/086-17 1940
[30 aerial photographs, 3 boundary maps, 1 topographic map]
Box
2003/086-23 1963
[38 aerial photographs]
Box
2003/086-22 Dickens County, Croton Creeks area, 1940
[27 aerial photographs]
Dinosaur Tracks State Park:
Box
2004/090-47 1969, 1973, undated
[30 aerial photographs, 2 composite photographs]
Box
2004/090-32 1969, 1973, undated
[23 aerial photographs, 4 topographic maps]
Dublin-Walnut Springs Trail:
Box
2003/086-19 1918, 1970, 1972, undated
[2 drawn land acquisition maps, 22 railroad right-of-way and track maps, 1 survey map, 10 topographic maps]
Box
2003/086-24 undated
[44 aerial photographs]
Box
2004/090-34 Eisenhower State Park, 1962-1965, 1974
[9 aerial photographs]
Falcon State Park, 1971
[1 aerial photograph]
Fannin Battleground State Park, 1938, 1966, 1971-1974, undated
[3 aerial photographs, 1 blueprint, 1 topographic map, 2 traced survey maps]
Fort Griffin, 1965-1971
[8 aerial photographs]
Fort Lancaster, 1963, 1972
[6 aerial photographs]
Fort Leaton, 1960, 1972, undated
[8 aerial photographs, 1 topographic map, 1 traced survey map]
Fort McKavett, 1955, 1963, 1970-1972, undated
[15 aerial photographs, 3 boundary survey maps, 1 deed plat map, 1 plan, 1 topographic map]
Box
2004/090-27 Fort Parker State Park, 1966-1970
[1 aerial photographs, 2 survey maps]
Fort Richardson State Park:
Box
2004/090-27 1963, undated
[14 aerial photographs, 1 topographic map]
Box
2003/086-20 1970
[41 aerial photographs]
Box
2004/090-27 Galveston Island State Park, 1954-1970, undated
[8 aerial photographs]
Garner State Park, 1959-1971, undated
[4 aerial photographs, 5 topographic maps]
General Zaragoza's Birthplace, 1966
[1 aerial photograph]
Goliad State Park, 1936-1938, 1964-1970, undated
[2 aerial photographs, 13 topographic maps]
Goose Island State Park, 1956, 1968-1972
[11 aerial photographs]
Box
2004/090-35 Governor Hogg Shrine, 1975
[1 topographic map]
Guadalupe River State Park, 1974-1975
[1 aerial photograph, 1 plan]
Hueco Tanks, undated
[1 aerial photograph]
Huntsville State Park, 1953-1958, 1965, 1971, undated
[7 aerial photographs, 1 boundary map]
Indianola State Park, 1964
[1 aerial photograph]
Inks Lake State Park, 1957, 1966, 1969-1970, undated
[5 aerial photographs, 3 topographic maps]
Jim Hogg State Park, 1960, 1970
[4 aerial photographs]
Kerrville State Park, 1955, 1971-1972
[4 aerial photographs]
Box
2004/090-37 Lake Arrowhead State Park, undated
[1 plan]
Lake Brownwood State Park, 1958, 1968-1970, undated
[27 aerial photographs, 1 plan, 2 topographic maps]
Box
2004/090-48 Lake Colorado City, 1951, 1970, 1980, undated
[14 aerial photographs, 15 topographic maps]
Lake Corpus Christi, 1961, 1970, undated
[8 aerial photographs, 1 plan]
Lake Fairfield, 1972
[1 aerial photograph]
Lake Livingston, 1971, undated
[7 aerial photographs]
Lake Somerville, 1936, 1969, 1971, undated
[4 aerial photographs, 1 deed plat map, 1 topographic map]
Lake Whitney, 1958, 1961, 1964, 1971, 1973, undated
[8 aerial photographs, 1 topographic map]
Lyndon B. Johnson State Park and Historic Site:
Box
2004/090-28 1966-1972, undated
[13 aerial photographs]
Box
2004/090-31 1967-1972, undated
[6 aerial photographs, 1 deed plat map, 35 topographic maps]
Box
2004/090-28 Lockhart State Park, 1958
[6 aerial photographs, 1 topographic map]
Longhorn Caverns State Park, 1966, undated
[6 aerial photograph, 1 topographic map]
Box
2004/090-36 Mackenzie State Park, 1962
[1 aerial photograph]
McKinney Falls State Park, 1969-1970, 1976, undated
[11 aerial photographs, 1 boundary map, 2 topographic maps]
Martin Dies State Park, 1958-1959, 1964, 1975
[11 aerial photographs, 1 topographic map]
Meridian State Park, 1965, 1974, undated
[3 aerial photographs, 1 plan]
Mission Tejas State Park, 1952, 1960, 1973
[4 aerial photographs, 1 plan, 1 topographic map]
Box
2004/090-39 Monahans Sandhills State Park, 1936
[13 aerial photographs]
Mother Neff State Park, 1958, 1971
[3 aerial photographs]
Mustang Island/Corpus Christi Exchange, 1973
[5 aerial photographs]
Mustang Island State Park, 1972, undated
[7 aerial photographs, 1 topographic map]
Old Fort Parker:
Box
2004/090-33A 1966
[2 aerial photographs]
Box
2004/090-33B undated
[1 topographic map]
Palo Duro Canyon State Park:
Box
2004/090-33A 1953-1959, 1966-1973, undated
[21 aerial photographs, 2 index sheets, 2 plans, 7 topographic maps]
Box
2004/090-33B 1967, undated
[12 aerial photographs, 1 topographic map]
Box
2004/090-46 Pedernales Falls State Park, 1951, 1957, 1970, undated
[8 aerial photographs, 1 topographic map]
Port Isabel, undated
[1 topographic map]
Port Lavaca, 1964, 1972, undated
[4 aerial photographs, 1 plan]
Possum Kingdom State Park, 1927, 1935, 1958, 1964, 1970, undated
[17 aerial photographs, 4 plans, 8 topographic maps]
Box
2003/086-18 Purtis Creek State Park, 1976
[3 topographic maps]
Box
2004/090-44 Sabinal Canyon, 1973, undated
[1 aerial photograph, 2 topographic maps]
Sabine Pass, 1969-1972, undated
[3 aerial photographs, 4 topographic maps]
San Jacinto State Park:
Box
2004/090-44 1957, 1968-1969, undated
[22 aerial photographs]
Box
2004/090-43 undated
[16 aerial photographs]
San Jose mission, 1969, 1972-1973, undated
[11 aerial photographs]
Sea Rim State Park, 1972, undated
[4 aerial photographs, 5 boundary survey maps]
Seminole Canyon, 1971
[1 aerial photograph]
Texas State Railroad, 1971-1972, 1974, undated
[1 aerial photograph, 8 blueprints, 5 topographic maps]
Tyler State Park, 1958, 1963
[8 aerial photographs]
Box
2004/090-35 Upper Guadalupe River State Park, 1975
[1 topographic map]
Box
2004/090-43 Washington-on-the-Brazos State Park, 1958
[1 aerial photograph]

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Building plans and drawings, 1916, 1975, 1977, 1980-1985, 1995-1997, bulk 1980-1985, 1995-1997,
4.79 cubic ft.

The Infrastructure Division administers the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department's Capital Program, which includes all new construction, restoration, renovation, maintenance, and repair projects. It is responsible for all design and construction contracts for the department, and it provides professional design, construction, and project management services to state parks, wildlife management areas, hatcheries, and other department facilities. This series contains plans and drawings for one current park (Bastrop State Park), as well as several former TPWD properties: Hackberry State Park, Lake Lewisville State Park, Queen Isabella State Fishing Pier, and the Texas State Cemetery. Types of records include building plans, floor plans, and drawings for residences, visitor centers, facilities; landscape and general site plans; water, sewer, and electrical system details, topographical drawings and maps; and telecommunication systems maps, dating 1916, 1975, 1977, 1980-1985, 1995-1997, bulk 1980-1985, 1995-1997. The records cover various construction and restoration projects for these properties. The records include one roll of blueprint plans for the Varner-Hogg Plantation, an antebellum mansion and plantation site administered by the Texas Historical Commission, generated in 1916 for a round of renovation that occurred in 1919-1921 when the site was owned by the family of former Texas Governor James Stephen Hogg.
Arrangement
These records are arranged by site or park name as received from the agency.
Preferred Citation
(Identify the item), Building plans and drawings, Texas Parks and Wildlife Department Infrastructure Division records. Archives and Information Services Division, Texas State Library and Archives Commission.
Accession Information
Accession number: 2004/090, 2006/019, 2010/088
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 February 17, 2004; September 20, 2005; and March 16, 2010.
Restrictions on Access
None.
Technical Requirements
Most of the maps and the plans and specifications are too large to photocopy.
Processing Information
Processed by Abbie Weiser, November 2006
Two accessions added by Jonathan King, January 2017
Drawer
Map Drawer 162 Hackberry State Park, 1977, 1981
[20 sheets]
Box
2010/088-6 Lake Bastrop State Park, 1995-1997
Electrical Distribution System, March 1997
[6 sheets]
New Roads and Parking, January 1995
[2 sheets]
Park Buildings, April 1995
[22 sheets]
[Sheets include park site plan, pier, visitor contact station, and restrooms.]
On-site Sewage System, May 1996
[8 sheets]
[Several sheets have written annotations.]
Park Facilities, July 1995
[28 sheets]
[Sheets include park site plan, headquarters building, and other various facilities.]
Drawer
Map Drawer 161 Lake Lewisville State Park, 1983, 1985
[192 sheets]
[The first six folders contain plans divided into three parts.]
Drawer
Map Drawer 162 Queen Isabella State Fishing Pier, 1975, 1980
[14 sheets]
[Divided into three groups of plans: Fishing Pier and Boat Dock As Built; Site Work and Utilities As Built; and Park Facilities As Built.]
Drawer
Map Drawer 161 Texas State Cemetery Restoration and Enhancement, 1995
[75 sheets]
Box
2006/019-3 Varner-Hogg Plantation, 1916
Drawing 1: First Floor Plan, May 21, 1916
Drawing 2: Second Floor Plan, May 9, 1916
[2 copies]
Drawing 3: First and Second Floor Plans with Elevations, May 9, 1916
Drawing 4: Roof Plan, May 10, 1916
[2 copies]
Drawing 5: West Elevation with North and South Wings, May 19, 1916
Drawing 6: Details of Septic Tank and East Elevation, May 10, 1916
Drawing 7: North and South Elevation, May 10, 1916
Drawing 8: Foundation Plan, May 10, 1916
Drawing 9: Cabinet and Mantel Plans, May 12, 1916
Drawing 10: Front Entrance, East Porch and West Porch, May 21, 1916
Drawing 11: Details of Kitchen, May 13, 1916

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Maps, 1973-1974, 1977, 1995, bulk 1977, 1995,
0.15 cubic ft.

The Infrastructure Division administers the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department's Capital Program, which includes all new construction, restoration, renovation, maintenance, and repair projects. It is responsible for all design and construction contracts for the department, and it provides professional design, construction, and project management services to state parks, wildlife management areas, hatcheries, and other department facilities. This series contains infrastructure regional maps and park flash flood maps and support documentation. Types of records include maps, negatives, office memorandum, fliers on flash flood awareness published by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, and other printed material, dating 1973-1974, 1977, 1995. The maps show locations of Texas Department of Criminal Justice and TPWD facilities, and state park areas. The flash flood maps also describe possible flood locations and safety information. Additional records cover flash flood data, flood safety information, state park data, and directions to state parks and facilities.
Arrangement
These records are arranged by park name as received from the agency.
Preferred Citation
(Identify the item), Maps, Texas Parks and Wildlife Department Infrastructure Division records, Archives and Information Services Division, Texas State Library and Archives Commission.
Accession Information
Accession number: 2004/090
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 February 17, 2004.
Restrictions on Access
None.
Processing Information
Processed by Abbie Weiser, November 2006
Box
Oversize Box 37 Infrastructure regional maps, 1995
[2 folders; 44 sheets]
Park flash flood maps:
Blanco, 1977
Davis Mountains, 1977
Dinosaur Valley, 1977
Garner, 1977
Lockhart, 1977
Lost Maples, 1977
McKinney Falls, 1977
Palmetto, 1977
Palo Duro Canyon, 1977
Pedernales Falls, 1977
Box
2003/027-1 "Killer From the Hills" flier, 1973-1974

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Historical Structures Report, 2004,
0.1 cubic ft.

The Infrastructure Division administers the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department's Capital Program, which includes all new construction, restoration, renovation, maintenance, and repair projects. It is responsible for all design and construction contracts for the department, and it provides professional design, construction, and project management services to state parks, wildlife management areas, hatcheries, and other department facilities. This series consists of one bound report, dated 2004, made for the Park Superintendent’s Residence (Park Headquarters) and Restroom Facilities at the San Jacinto Battleground State Historic Site, which were originally constructed in 1938. The report was completed by Michael Gaertner Architects for a planned renovation. The report details the developmental history and current condition of the building, including elements of architecture, building code adherence, water, and electrical systems.
Arrangement
These records are arranged as received from the agency.
Preferred Citation
(Identify the item), Historical Structures Report, Texas Parks and Wildlife Department Infrastructure Division records, Archives and Information Services Division, Texas State Library and Archives Commission.
Accession Information
Accession number: 2014/111
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 21, 2014.
Restrictions on Access
None.
Processing Information
Processed by Jonathan King, January 2017
Box
2014/111-11 Historical Structures Report, San Jacinto State Historical Site, 2004

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