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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

Board members files, 1885-1890, 1917-1953, undated, bulk 1920-1953,

Texas State Library and Archives Commission

Texas State Board of Control:

An Inventory of State Board of Control Board Members Files at the Texas State Archives, 1885-1890, 1917-1953, undated, bulk 1920-1953



Overview

Creator: Texas. State Board of Control.
Title: State Board of Control board members files
Dates: 1885-1890, 1917-1953, undated
Dates: bulk 1920-1953
Abstract: The primary functions of the Texas State Board of Control were controlling and supervising the state eleemosynary institutions (state schools, hospitals and sanitoriums, orphanages, juvenile training schools), the Alabama-Coushatta Indian Reservation, the Confederate Homes, and the State Cemetery; serving as the purchasing agent for state institutions and agencies; having joint supervision and maintenance of certain historical parks; and having charge of the custody and maintenance of the Capitol and other state office buildings and grounds. This series consists of several groups of records of the members of the Texas State Board of Control. Types of materials present include incoming and outgoing correspondence of the Board chair, Board members, or the secretary of the Board; memoranda; monthly or other reports from divisions of the Board; audit and status reports from eleemosynary institutions and state agencies; statistical compilations; parole statements from the state juvenile schools; copies of Board minutes and orders; copies of minutes from other agencies; copies of legislation; press releases; questionnaires and survey results; invoices; brochures and other printed material; photographs; building specifications; plats; and stenographer's shorthand notebooks. Dates covered are 1885-1890, 1917-1953 and undated, with the bulk dating 1920-1953.
Quantity: 40.06 cubic ft.
Language English.

Agency History

The Texas State Board of Control was created in 1919 by the Thirty-sixth Texas Legislature (Senate Bill 147, Regular Session), becoming operational on January 1, 1920. The Board was composed of three members, serving six-year overlapping terms, appointed by the Governor with concurrence of the Senate. The Board elected a chair. The legislation which created the Board also abolished several agencies and offices, transferring their duties to the Board of Control. Offices abolished were the State Expert Printer, State Board of Public Printing, State Purchasing Agent, Superintendent of Public Buildings and Grounds, State Inspector of Masonry, and the Boards of Managers of each of the state eleemosynary institutions.

The Board of Control had numerous responsibilities. The Board served as the purchasing agent for state departments, institutions, and agencies, approving requisition orders, purchasing supplies, contracting for printing, and transferring supplies between agencies, etc. The Board also had control and supervision of the state eleemosynary institutions (state schools, hospitals and sanatoriums, orphanages, juvenile training schools), the Alabama-Coushatta Indian Reservation, and the State Cemetery. It established rules and regulations for the state eleemosynary institutions and established hospital districts for the state hospitals. Additionally, the Board had joint supervision and maintenance of certain historical state parks (including San Jacinto, Goliad, and Fannin State Parks); and had charge of the custody and maintenance of the Capitol and other State office buildings and their adjoining grounds. In this capacity the Board contracted for all construction, repairs, and improvements made for the eleemosynary institutions and other state agencies; designed and prepared the plans and specifications used in construction projects and machinery and equipment repairs; leased public grounds; rented offices and buildings when needed for state agencies; sold property of the state when no longer needed; and prepared the biennial appropriation budget for the state. These were the primary functions of the Board. Additional duties included administering child welfare activities; supervising the printing and manufacture of cigarette tax stamps; providing photostat (and later microfilm) services and typewriter repair services to state agencies; and maintaining the Bureau of Records as a temporary depository for the permanent records of the state. The Texas Relief Commission was added to the Board in 1934 (House Bill 1, 43rd Legislature, 3rd Called Session) and the Old Age Assistance Commission was added in 1936 (House Bill 8, 44th Legislature, 3rd Called Session). In some instances Board chairmen or members were appointed to or served on other state boards or commissions. In the 1930s the Chairman of the Board, Claude Teer, was appointed to the Locating and Building Board of the State Tuberculosis Sanatorium for Negroes (upon completion, this sanatorium was turned over to the Board of Control). In the 1940s, Hall Logan, Board member and later Board chairman, also served as the Acting Director of the Postwar Economic Planning Commission.

Over the years, many of the duties of the Board were transferred to other agencies. In 1939 the 46th Legislature (Senate Bill 36, Regular Session) created the Texas State Department of Public Welfare, transferring welfare and assistance responsibilities of the Board to that Department. In 1949 control of all eleemosynary institutions was transferred to the Texas Board for State Hospitals and Special Schools and the Texas Youth Development Council (House Bill 1, 51st Legislature, Regular Session). Additional legislation in 1949 (House Bill 120, 51st Legislature, Regular Session) transferred control and custody of all state historical parks, except the San Jacinto State Park and Memorial Tower, Fannin State Park, and the Battleship Texas, to the control and custody of the Texas State Parks Board. Legislation in 1951 transferred preparation of the biennial appropriation budget and all related budget functions to the Governor's Office (Senate Bill 413, 52nd Legislature, Regular Session).

The Board initially established several divisions to handle its responsibilities--Division of Purchasing; Division of Public Printing; Division of Auditing; Division of Eleemosynary Institutions; Division of Design, Construction and Maintenance; and Division of Estimates and Appropriations. The Division of Child Welfare and the Centennial Division were later added and others were created (and consolidated or abolished) as needed. As the Board lost many of its responsibilities in the 1940s and 1950s, many of these divisions were abolished. By the mid-1950s the Board's divisions reflected its restructured roles of purchasing-related activities; construction, maintenance, and repairs; oversight; and other duties. In 1956 the Board was organized into the Main Division, Purchasing Division, Division of Printing, Claims Division, Design and Construction Division, Division of Buildings and Grounds, and Cigarette Stamp Tax Purchaser (not actually a division). By 1970 additional divisions reflected the Board's role of providing security and centralized services to state agencies. These included providing telephone and mail services, operating a centralized supply store, and performing property inventories. Divisions in 1972 were the Purchasing Division, Centralized Services Division, Automatic Data Processing Division, Building and Property Services Division, and the Security Division.

In 1953 the Board of Control was reorganized (Senate Bill 77, 53rd Legislature, Regular Session). The Board still maintained three members, appointed by the Governor to six year overlapping terms, but the chair was now appointed by the Governor. Also, an Executive Director was hired to handle administrative and other duties. The duties and responsibilities of the Board remained the same. The Board of Control was abolished in 1979 (House Bill 1673, 66th Legislature, Regular Session); its duties and responsibilities were transferred to the newly created Texas State Purchasing and General Services Commission. In 1991, the agency was renamed the General Services Commission. In 2001, the agency wasabolished and replaced by the Building and Procurement Commission, with some functions transferring to other agencies (Senate Bill 311, 77th Legislature, Regular Session). In 2007 the agency was renamed the Texas Facilities Commission and its functions not related to state facilities were transferred to the Texas Comptroller's Office (House Bill, 3560, 80th Legislature, Regular Session). The Texas Facilities Commission retained the functions of building construction and maintenance and purchasing for state facilities/agencies.

(Sources: Guide to Texas State Agencies, various editions; General and Special Laws, various years; and the records themselves.)

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Scope and Contents of the Records

The primary functions of the Texas State Board of Control were controling and supervising the state eleemosynary institutions (state schools, hospitals and sanitoriums, orphanages, juvenile training schools), the Alabama-Coushatta Indian Reservation, the Confederate Homes, and the State Cemetery; serving as the purchasing agent for state institutions and agencies; having joint supervision and maintenance of certain historical parks; and having charge of the custody and maintenance of the Capitol and other state office buildings and grounds. Additional short-term duties have included the administration of child welfare, operation of the Texas Relief Commission, preparation of the state's budget, and operation of the Bureau of Records. This series consists of several groups of records of the members of the Texas State Board of Control. Types of materials present include incoming and outgoing correspondence of the Board chair, Board members, or the secretary of the Board; memoranda; monthly or other reports from divisions of the Board; audit and status reports from eleemosynary institutions and state agencies; statistical compilations; parole statements from the state juvenile schools; copies of Board minutes and orders; copies of minutes from other agencies; copies of legislation; press releases; questionnaires and survey results; invoices; brochures and other printed material; photographs; building specifications; plats; and stenographer's shorthand notebooks. Dates covered are 1885-1890, 1917-1953 and undated, with the bulk dating 1920-1953.

The records reflect the routine activities of the Board, with letters concerning administration, appointments, patient admittance, transfers, paroles, and discharges at the state juvenile schools and state eleemosynary institutions; construction and maintenance of state facilities; and purchasing, budget, and appropriation concerns of state institutions and agencies. Other topics include the establishment of the State Department of Public Welfare and the activities of the Board divisions which were later transferred to this Department--the Division of Child Welfare, the Relief Commission Division, and the Old Age Assistance Commission; investigations at eleemosynary institutions; the establishment and early operations of agencies taking over operations of the juvenile schools and other eleemosynary institutions--Board for State Hospitals and Special Schools and the Youth Development Council; the establishment of several eleemosynary institutions, including the Brady State School and several tuberculosis sanatoriums; the establishment and early operations of several state historical parks; projects for the Texas Centennial; and Board actions related to World War II, including transfer of surplus military property after the war.

Two groups of Board member records, those of Senator Tom DeBerry and T. B. Warden, are largely concerned with the purchasing activities of the Board. The various groups of chairmen's files cover a broad spectrum of Board activities. Correspondents include Board members and employees, eleemosynary institutions, state agencies, businesses, federal agencies, and private individuals. Reports of institutions and agencies submitted to the board or prepared by the board for other entities can also be found in the series Reports and the series Contracts and related records,. The latter series also contains correspondence about the contracts, often directed to the chair of the board. Additional instititutional audit reports by the Board are in the series Institutional Accounting Division. Additional orders issued by the board (1946-1949) are in the series Actions of the Board; the series Eleemosynary Division, Administrative files has some Board orders (1942-1943) concerning eleemosynary institutions.

These records are maintained as they were received, as the files of specific chairmen or Board members, although some contain the files of several members. Existing arrangement schemes within each group, when present, were kept. Most chairmen or members tended to segregate the eleemosynary files from those of other state institutions and agencies. Materials were usually foldered by state agency or institution, alphabetically for general correspondence, and by topic or individual correspondents--usually Board members and staff--for general/administrative files.

This series is part of the Texas State Board of Control records finding aid. It was removed from that finding aid due to the electronic file size limitations imposed by the online finding aid web site (TARO). If you are reading this in paper, the overall Board of Control finding aid is found at a separate divider within the binder.

To prepare this preliminary 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 determine record types.

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Organization of the Records

These records are organized into nine series by State Archives staff.
Chairman H.H. Harrington files, 1917-1928, undated, 1.5 cubic ft.
Chairman R.B. Walthall files, 1924-1929, undated, bulk 1928-1929, 0.71 cubic ft.
Chairman Claude Teer files, 1929-1939, undated, bulk 1934-1938, 3.35 cubic ft.
Board member Henry C. Meyer files, 1936-1939, undated, 0.75 cubic ft.
Board member Tom DeBerry files, 1938-1949, bulk 1938-1945, 3.75 cubic ft.
Chairman Harry Knox files, 1940-1941, 2 cubic ft.
Chairman Weaver H. Baker files, 1941-1947, undated, bulk 1942-1946, 12.5 cubic ft.
Chairmen Lanning, Logan, Ashley, and Baker files, 1939-1953, undated, bulk 1946-1949, 12 cubic ft.
Board member T.B. Warden files, 1885-1890, 1940-1953, bulk 1947-1953, 3.5 cubic ft.

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Restrictions

Restrictions on Access

Because of the possibility that portions of these records fall under Public Information Act exceptions including, but not limited to, names, home addresses and other identifying information of juvenile offenders in the agency's juvenile delinquent system and of dependent and neglected children in any facilities operated by the Texas Youth Commission (V.T.C.A., Texas Family Code, Section 58.005); photographs where individual children in Youth Commission facilities can be identified are also confidential unless the child granted permission to allow the photograph to be taken (V.T.C.A., Texas Family Code, Section 58.005); psychological or psychiatric reports and evalutations (V.T.C.A., Health and Safety Code, Mental Health records, 611.002); medical records (V.T.C.A., Occupations Code, 159.002 (Medical Practice Act)); names of patients, students, or residents in the eleemosynary facilities (V.T.C.A., Health and Safety Code, 576.005 and 595.001 or the Human Services Code, 12.003); social security numbers (V.T.C.A., Government Code, Section 552.147 and United States Code, Title 42, Section 405(c)(2)(C)); or addresses and telephone numbers of state employees (V.T.C.A., Government Code, Section 552.117); an archivist must review these records before they can be accessed for research. Any correspondence with the family concerning payments for a patient's care in a state mental hospital is confidential under V.T.C.A, Health and Safety Code, Mental Health and Mental Retardation, 611.004. The records may be requested for research under the provisions of the Public Information Act (V.T.C.A., Government Code, Chapter 552). The researcher may request an interview with an archivist or submit a request by mail, fax, or email including enough description and detail about the information requested to enable the archivist to accurately identify and locate the information requested. If our review reveals information that may be excepted by the Public Information Act, we are obligated to seek an open records decision from the Attorney General on whether the records can be released. The Public Information Act allows the Archives ten working days after receiving a request to make this determination. The Attorney General has 45 working days to render a decision. Alternately, the Archives can inform you of the nature of the potentially excepted information and if you agree, that information can be redacted or removed and you can access the remainder of the records.

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 and may be freely used in any way. State records also include materials received by, not created by, state agencies. Copyright remains with the creator. The researcher is responsible for complying with U.S. Copyright Law (Title 17 U.S.C.).

Technical Requirements

None.

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Index Terms

The terms listed here may be used to find similar or related records.
Corporate Names:
Texas. State Board of Control--Appropriations and expenditures.
Abilene State Hospital.
Austin State School.
Austin State School Farm Colony.
Austin State Hospital (Austin, Tex.)
Big Spring State Hospital (Tex.)
Rusk State Hospital.
Terrell State Hospital.
San Antonio State Hospital.
Wichita Falls State Hospital.
Texas. State Psychopathic Hospital
Texas Confederate Home for Men.
Texas Confederate Woman's Home.
Texas Institute for Deaf, Dumb, and Blind Colored Youths.
Texas School for the Deaf.
Texas School for the Blind.
Gainesville State School for Girls (Tex.)
Texas. State Juvenile Training School.
Gatesville State School for Boys (Tex.)
Brady State School (Tex.)
Texas State Tuberculosis Sanatorium.
Kerrville State Sanatorium (Tex.)
Texas. State Colored Orphan's Home.
Texas. State Orphan Home.
Waco State Home.
Texas. State Home for Dependent and Neglected Children.
Subjects:
Public institutions--Texas.
Public welfare--Texas.
Government purchasing--Texas.
Children--Institutional care--Texas.
Asylums--Texas.
Reformatories--Texas.
Orphanages--Texas.
Mentally handicapped--Institutional care--Texas.
Tuberculosis--Hospitals--Texas.
Blind--Institutional care--Texas.
Deaf--Institutional care--Texas.
Psychiatric hospitals--Texas.
Epilepsy--Hospitals--Texas.
Public buildings--Texas--Maintenance and repair.
Public buildings--Texas--Design and construction.
Places:
Texas--Centennial celebrations, etc.
Document Types:
Correspondence--Texas--Public institutions--1885-1890, 1917-1953.
Memorandums--Texas--Public institutions--1885-1890, 1917-1953.
Reports--Texas--Public institutions--1885-1890, 1917-1953.
Functions:
Managing public institutions.
Administering public welfare.
Maintaining public buildings.
Purchasing.

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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. Researchers should check the records of the Texas governors during the period covered this finding aid. The finding aids for governors are available through the TARO website or onsite in the Texas State Archives.

Texas State Archives
This first group contains unprocessed records of the Board of Control and records of the its successor agencies.
Texas State Purchasing and General Services Commission, Records, 1971-1986, 2 cubic ft.
Texas State Purchasing and General Services Commission, Executive Administration Division, Records, 1969-1988 (bulk 1985-1988), 10.47 cubic ft.
Texas State Purchasing and General Services Commission, List of Confederates buried in the State Cemetery, undated. [There is no finding aid available for this unprocessed collection. Call number is 1986/045.]
Texas General Services Commission, Records, 1949-1987, 0.8 cubic ft.
Texas General Services Commission, Meeting records, 1979-2002, 2.22 cubic ft.
Texas General Services Commission, Groundbreaking ceremony program, 1997, fractional
Texas Building and Procurement Commission, Meeting records, 2002-2006, 2.75 cubic ft.
Texas State Board of Control, Confederate Home records, 1886-1963, about 3 cubic ft., Restricted. [There is no finding aid available for this unprocessed collection. Call numbers are 301-17 thru 22.]
Texas State Board of Control, State Cemetery List, undated, 0.24 cubic ft.
Texas State Board of Control, Confederate Home Roster, undated, 0.24 cubic ft.
Texas State Board of Control, Confederate Home procedural manual, 1962; and 1932 anual report, fractional [unprocessed] [There is no finding aid available for this unprocessed collection. Call number is 2-9/753.]
Texas State Board of Control, Correspondence re: Confederate Home, 1915-about 1941, bulk 1936-1941, 2.5 cubic ft. [There is no finding aid available for this unprocessed collection. Call numbers are 4-17/35, 4-17/36 and 303-34.]
Texas State Board of Control, Confederate Home register of inmates, 1886-about 1903, 0.45 cubic ft. [There is no finding aid available for this unprocessed collection. Call number is 2-7/1272.]
Texas State Board of Control (?), Payrolls, Home for Dependent and Neglected Children, Rusk State Hospital and the State Orphan's Home, 1928-1930, fractional. [There is no finding aid available for this unprocessed collection. Call number is 2-10/857, folder 10.]
Texas State Archives, Records of eleemosynary institutions
This group of related materials contains records of or about former and existing state schools and hospitals, juvenile schools, orphanages, and other institutions once classified as part of the eleemosynary system managed by the State Board of Control. Records listed either predate the existence of the board or overlap the years the Board managed the institution. Not listed are finding aids of records that have no relational time frame with the Board's oversight of the institution, such as the records we hold for the Texas School for the Deaf.
Strays Collection, Assorted record groups, State Lunatic Asylum, Board of Managers, Minutes, 1883, fractional [unprocessed] [There is no finding aid available for this unprocessed collection. Call number is Strays ARG.]
Strays Collection, Assorted record groups, Deaf and Dumb Institute, Contract, 1915, fractional [unprocessed] [There is no finding aid available for this unprocessed collection. Call number is Strays ARG.]
Texas School for the Blind and Visually Impaired, Records, 1856-1989, 15.75 cubic ft. [includes Texas Institute for Deaf, Dumb and Blind Colored Youths, Records, 1893, 1899, 1925-1965, 1989, 0.49 cubic ft.]
Abilene State School, building specifications, about 1900-1901, fractional. [There is no finding aid for this unprocessed collection, box number is 2003 Accessions Box 1 (2003/188).]
Locating and Building Board of the State Tuberculosis Sanatorium for Negroes, Minutes, 1935-1938, 0.8 cubic ft.
Austin State School, Correspondence of Superintendent J.W. Bradfield, 1917-1919, 3 inches, Restricted. [There is no finding aid available for this unprocessed collection. Call number is 2-22/604.]
Lunatic Asylum, Reports of superintendent, 1861-1865, undated. [There is no finding aid for this unprocessed collection nor an established call number. Contact the Archives staff for assistance (record TX001285).]
Lunatic Asylum, Report of managers to governor, 1874, fractional [There is no finding aid for this unprocessed collection. Call number is 2-10/854.]
Strays Collection, Assorted record groups, Superintendent of Public Buildings and Grounds, letter and bond, 1900, fractional [There is no finding aid available for this unprocessed collection. Call number is Strays ARG.]
Strays Collection, Secretary of State, Board of Managers, State Lunatic Asylum, proposal to locate facilities; abstract of title of lands offered for location of Lunatic Asylum, 1889, fractional [There is no finding aid available for this unprocessed collection. Call number is Strays S4.]
Strays Collection, Secretary of State, Board of Trustees of the Deaf and Dumb and Blind Asylum for Colored Youth, Minutes, 1891, fractional [There is no finding aid available for this unprocessed collection. Call number is Strays S4.]
Superintendent of Public Buildings and Grounds, Inventory, 1903, fractional (primarily furnishings at the Capitol). [There is no finding aid available for this unprocessed collection. Call number is 2-9/713.]
Blind Asylum, Abstracts of title for Blind Asylum lands, 1889. [There is no finding aid for this unprocessed collection. Call number is 2-9/715.]
Texas State Archives, Related record groups
This list contains records of agencies that took over functions of the Board through the years or agencies that hold records that relate to the functions of the Board during the time frame covered by the finding aid.
Texas Youth Commission, Records, 1886-1892, 1902, 1909-2003, undated, bulk 1949-2000, 19.72 cubic ft.
Texas Commission of Control for Texas Centennial Celebrations, Records, 1934-1940, 33.29 cubic ft.
Texas Secretary of State, Deed files, 1848-1994, undated (not inclusive), (bulk 1928-1963), 9.12 cubic ft.
Capitol Building Commission, Records, 1879-1889, 12.30 cubic ft.
Texas Department of Human Services, Meeting files, 1933-2001, 18.26 cubic ft. [Includes minutes of the Texas Relief Commission, and the Relief Commission Division and the Old Age Assistance Commission Division of the Board of Control.]
Texas Legislature, Senate, Committee of the Whole Senate to Investigate Relief Bonds, Transcript, 1934, 0.4 cubic ft.
Texas Legislature, Senate, Committee Investigating the Relief and Rehabilitation Commission, 1933, 0.47 cubic ft. Restricted. [There is no finding aid available for this unprocessed collection. Call number is 2-10/838.]
Texas Legislature, House of Representatives, Committee to Investigate the Administration of Relief in Tarrant County, Texas, Legislative records, 1935, fractional
Texas Legislature, House of Representatives, Committee to Investigate Old Age Assistance, Records, 1937, fractional. Restricted. [There is no finding aid available for this unprocessed collection. Call number is 2-10/846.]
Texas Legislature, House of Representatives, Committee to Investigate Old Age Assistance in Texas, Records, 1936, fractional. Restricted. [There is no finding aid available for this unprocessed collection. Call number is 2-10/846.]
Texas Legislature, Senate, Committee investigating money expended by the Texas Relief Commission, 1934, fractional, Restricted. [There is no finding aid for this unprocessed collection. The call number is 1983 Accessions Box (1983/214).]
Legislature, House of Representatives, Committee to Investigate Certain Training Schools [Gainesville and Gatesville], Records, 1937, fractional, Restricted. [There is no finding aid for this unprocessed collection, call number is 2-10/846.]
Texas State Building Commission, Minutes, 1966-1977, 0.71 cubic ft.
Texas State Building Commission, Capitol area property appraisals and value analyses, 1956-1957, 1973, 1975, 0.71 cubic ft., 106 photographs, 3 maps
Texas State Building Commission, Records on monuments, 1955-1963, 1 cubic ft.
Texas Historical Commission, Centennial Markers Collection, about 1936-1937, 76 drawings. [There is no finding aid for this unprocessed collection. An internal database is available, contact Archives staff for assistance. Call number is 2003/103.]
Texas Board for Texas State Hospitals and Special Schools, Records regarding Alabama-Coushatta Indians, 1938-1939, 1948-1965, bulk 1956-1964, 0.25 cubic ft.
Texas Board for Texas State Hospitals and Special Schools, Records, 1950-1965, 2.25 cubic ft.
Texas Board for Texas State Hospitals and Special Schools, Texas Confederate Woman's Home resident files, about 1900, 1913-1965, bulk 1932-1950, 7.26 cubic ft.
Texas Governor Oran Milo Roberts records, 1861-1883, bulk 1878-1883, 8.46 cubic ft. (includes the papers of Dr. John L. Carter, superintendent of the Deaf and Dumb Institite, 1861-1877)
Texas State Archives, Manuscript Collections, Drawings, Photographs
Adam R. Johnson Papers, 1934-1938, fractional
Blueprints and Drawings Collection, about 1902-1967, 21.2 cubic ft.
Texas Governors Mansion Collection, 1836-1984, 14.43 cubic ft. [especially the series Architectural plans and drawings, 1856-1980, 2.38 cubic ft.]
Prints and Photographs Collection, San Jacinto Monument Photographs, 1935-1937. Call number is 1964/151,
Ruffini Collection, [about 1877]-1937, undated (bulk 1883-1912), undated, 1.65 cubic ft., 626 architectural drawings, 21 prints and photographs, 1 artifact [specifications and drawings for an Insane Asylum, 1883?]
Starys Collection, Paul Adams Collection, correspondence and clippings, 1956-1957. There is no finding aid for this unprocessed collection. Call number is Strays MS1.]
Publications
Annual or biennial reports of the Board of Control and of many of the eleemosynary institutions can be found in the Texana Collection of the Texas State Archives. Check the card catalog (most of these are not in the library's online catalog) for the name of the institution and call numbers.
Texas State Training Code Commission. A Youth Development Program for the State of Texas, 1949 [catalog number - 362.7/T3y] (This is a report to Governor Beauford Jester and the 51st Legislature that resulted in the creation of the State Youth Development Council.)
Texas Legislature, State Investigative Committee, 1902 [catalog number - 351.98/T31] [includes an investigation of the State Orphan home in Corsicana (Corsicana Children's Home)] (The Texas State Library and Archives Commission does not hold records of the committee, just the publication.)

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Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

(Identify the item and cite the series), Texas State Board of Control Board members files. Archives and Information Services Division, Texas State Library and Archives Commission.

Accession Information

Accession numbers: 1962/218, 1962/235, 1963/058, 1980/175, 1989/169, 1991/016, 1993/098, 1994/019, 1995/108, 1999/156, 2002/031, 2002/035, unknown

The majority of these records were transferred to the Archives and Information Services Division of the Texas State Library and Archives Commission by the Texas Secretary of State on July 19, August 25, and December 2, 1963; by the Texas State Purchasing and General Services Commission on March 11, 1980, July 14, 1989, October 10, 1990 and May 13, 1999; by the Texas Historical Commission on December 8, 1992; by the Texas Department of Mental Health/Mental Retardation on October 19, 1993; and by the Texas Legislative Reference Library on April 18, 1995. A group of unprocessed audit reports and audit working papers without any accession information was given an accession number for control on October 3, 2001. Some unprocessed Board members files and other administrative files without any accession information were given an accession number for control on October 8, 2001. Accession data for the records in the series Relief Commission Division is unknown.

Processing Information

Additional series processed by Laura K. Saegert, August 1991

Additional series processed by Laura K. Saegert, September 1996

Several series of previously unprocessed Board records were processed and incorporated into this finding aid; corrections and further encoding to TARO project standards by Laura K. Saegert, January 2002.

Finding aid converted from EAD 1.0 to 2002 by TARO using the style sheet v1to02.xsl, July 22, 2003.

The related materials section was revised, the finding aid made DACS compliant and the overall finding aid was split due to online file size limitations by Laura K. Saegert, June 2008

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Detailed Description of the Records

 

Board members files, 1885-1890, 1917-1953, undated, bulk 1920-1953,
40.06 cubic ft.

Chairman H.H. Harrington files, 1917-1928, undated,
1.5 cubic ft.
Types of records are incoming and outgoing correspondence, a few inspection reports, and statements of accounts, dating 1917-1928 and undated. These files are largely from the term of Dr. H.H. Harrington, chair of the Texas State Board of Control from 1926 to 1928. A few letters from the early 1920s, when S. B. Cowell served as chair, are also present. The files concern routine administrative issues, such as the administration of eleemosynary institutions (state schools, hospitals and sanatoriums, orphanages, juvenile training schools), including appointments, patient admittance and transfers, paroles and discharges of students in the state juvenile schools and institutions; establishment of several eleemosynary institutions; purchasing and requisition activities; construction, remodeling and repairs of state facilities; and budget and appropriation concerns of state institutions and agencies.
Arrangement of the Records
Materials are arranged by the type of record, with most items within each record type filed alphabetically by state institution, as received from the agency.
Index Terms
The terms listed here may be used to find similar or related records.
Personal Names:
Harrington, H. H.
Cowell, S. B.
Document Types:
Audits--Texas--Public institutions--1920-1928.
Preferred Citation
(Identify the item), Chairman H.H. Harrington files, Texas State Board of Control board members files. Archives and Information Services Division, Texas State Library and Archives Commission.
Correspondence
Box
1991/016-34 Institutions, 1924
Inspection reports, state hospitals, 1927
Institutions, 1926-1928
Institutions, 1928, undated
State agencies, 1926
[2 folders]
State agencies and industries, 1927
[3 folders]
State agencies, 1928
Austin State Hospital, 1926
Confederate Women's Home, 1926-1927
East Texas State Teachers College, 1927
Gatesville Juvenile Training School, 1917-1928
[7 folders]
Rusk State Hospital, 1920-1928
[9 folders]
San Antonio State Hospital, 1926-1927
[8 folders]
San Jacinto State Park, 1925-1928
[3 folders]
Box
1991/016-35 Terrell State Hospital, 1926-1928
[5 folders]
Texas A & M College, 1924-1928
[3 folders]
University of Texas, 1926-1928
Washington State Park, 1924-1928
West Texas State Teachers College, 1926-1928
[2 folders]
Wichita Falls State Hospital, 1927-1928
[4 folders]
Statement of accounts
Box
1991/016-35 Abilene State Hospital, 1925-1926
Austin State Hospital, 1924-1926
Austin State School, 1924-1926
School for the Blind, 1923-1927
Confederate Woman's Home, 1924-1926
School for the Deaf, 1924-1925
Deaf, Dumb, and Blind Institute for Colored Youths, 1923-1926
State Epileptic Colony, 1924-1925
Girls Training School, Gainesville, 1924-1925
Home for Dependent and Neglected Children, Waco, 1925-1926
Juvenile Training School, Gatesville, 1924-1927
Rusk State Hospital, 1923-1926
San Antonio State Hospital, 1925-1926
State Orphan Home, Corsicana, 1924-1926
Terrell State Hospital, 1924-1925
Tuberculosis Sanatorium, 1924-1926
Wichita Falls State Hospital, 1924-1925
Other files
Box
1991/016-35 Bureau of Labor Statistics, 1926
U. S. Veteran's Bureau, 1923-1926
Burial contracts, 1926
Chairman R.B. Walthall files, 1924-1929, undated, bulk 1928-1929,
0.47 cubic ft.
These are correspondence files of R.B. Walthall, who served as chairman of the Texas State Board of Control in 1928-1929. Dates of the records are 1924-1929 and undated, with the bulk dating 1928-1929. The largest group of records are correspondence files with or about the State Juvenile Training School for boys in Gatesville.
Also present are a large group of files re: the State Highway Department and San Jacinto State Park. The remainder of the correspondence covers various state agencies, with a few letters concerning eleemosynary institutions. Topics in the agency files include purchasing, contracts, construction of buildings and highways, obtaining office space, etc.
Arrangement of the Records
Arranged topically, then roughly in chronological order within the files, as received from the agency.
Index Terms
The terms listed here may be used to find similar or related records.
Personal Names:
Walthall, R.B.
Subjects:
Historic parks--Texas.
Preferred Citation
(Identify the item), Chairman R.B. Walthall files, Texas State Board of Control board members files. Archives and Information Services Division, Texas State Library and Archives Commission.
Box
2002/035-1 Correspondence re: manufacture of license plates in the State Juvenile Training School or the state prison, 1928
State Juvenile Training School:
1925-1927, undated
January-April 1928
June-July 1928
July-September 1928
April-November 1929
November-December 1929
Testimony of boys at school re: punishments, undated
Correspondence re: eleemosynary institutions, 1926-1928
San Jacinto State Park:
1927
February 1928
March 1928
April-June 1928
June 1928-July 1929
State Highway Department:
1924-1925, February 1928
February 1928-February 1929
March-July 1929
July-August 1929
October-December 1929
Miscellaneous:
October 1927-March 1928
May-December 1928
January-April 1929
May-August 1929
September 1929
November 1929
December 1929
Chairman Claude Teer files, 1929-1939, undated, bulk 1934-1938,
3.35 cubic ft.
This group of records consists of three groups of correspondence files from the Texas State Board of Control Chairman Claude Teer, dating 1929-1939, undated, with the bulk dating 1934-1938. Other materials present include clippings, publications, reports, newsletters, plans, and photographs. Teer chaired the Board from 1930 to 1939. The first group of files is arranged by agency and/or topic. This is followed by a group of general correspondence files (several batches of files within this group), and a group of topical files. Routine topics are covered as well as Board activities during the Texas Centennial in 1936. There is a large amount of correspondence concerning the activities of the Board's Division of Child Welfare, the establishment of the Department of Public Welfare, old age assistance, and the Board's Relief Commission Division. A few plats and photographs are filed with the correspondence. See the series Centennial Division, for more records of the Board's centennial activities. See the series Relief Commission Division for more records of this division's activities. The records of the State Building Commission, Capitol area property appraisals and value analyses, contain photographs of the construction of the San Jacinto monument.
Arrangement of the Records
Materials in the first group arranged by topic or correspondent. Files in the second group are split into three batches: A-Z correspondence files, 1933, 1935-1936; A-Z correspondence files, 1936-1939; and Miscellaneous correspondence files. Items in the last group are arranged by topic. Materials within all three groups are filed alphabetically by correspondent or topic within the folders. Files are arranged as received from the agency.
Index Terms
The terms listed here may be used to find similar or related records.
Personal Names:
Teer, Claude.
Corporate Names:
Texas. State Board of Control. Division of Child Welfare.
Texas. State Dept. of Public Welfare.
Texas. State Board of Control. Old Age Assistance Division.
Texas. State Board of Control. Relief Commission Division.
Texas. State Board of Control. Centennial Division.
Subjects:
Old age assistance--Texas.
Child welfare--Texas.
Places:
Texas--Centennial celebrations, etc.
Document Types:
Correspondence--Texas--Public welfare--1929-1939.
Photographs--Texas--Centennial celebrations, etc.--c. 1936.
Reports--Texas--Public welfare--1929-1939.
Newsletters--Texas--Public welfare--1929-1939.
Preferred Citation
(Identify the item), Chairman Claude Teer files, Texas State Board of Control board members files. Archives and Information Services Division, Texas State Library and Archives Commission.
Agency and topical files, 1929-1939
Box
1991/016-35 Architects, 1934-1936
Attorney General opinions, 1939
Budget, 1932-1935
City of Austin, 1931-1935
Centennial Division, photographs, Hall of State and Gonzales Memorial
Centennial Division, plats
Centennial Division, San Jacinto State Park, 1936
Centennial Exposition, 1935-1936
Commemorating a Hundred Years of Texas History
Contract awards, 1937
Courts of Texas, 1932-1935
Education Department, 1933-1934
Education Department, 1934-1936
Eleemosynary institutions, reports, 1934-1935
Eleemosynary institutions, personnel, c. 1937
Executive Office, Governor's portrait, 1933
Executive Office, 1935-1936
Game, Fish, and Oyster Commission, 1929
Health Department, 1934-1936
Highway Commission, 1933-1934
Land Commissioner, 1934-1936
Legislature, Court of Inquiry re: Railroad Commission, 1937
Legislature, 1934-1935
Legislature, 1935-1936
Misc. agencies, 1934-1937
Misc. agencies and institutions, 1936, 1939
Texas Planning Board, 1936
Bureau of Records, 1933-1935
Texas Relief Commission Division files:
Box
2002/035-1 September 1937-March 1938
April-May 1938
May-June 1938
Agreement of Transfer Between the Texas Rural Communities and the United States of America, about 1938
[several pages are missing]
Box
1991/016-35 1939
Texas Technological College, c. 1935
Veterans' Administration, 1936
West Texas State Teachers College, 1937
Box
1991/016-36 Printing Division, 1933-1935
Barry, State Building Supervisor, 1933-1935
Peterson, Dairy Supervisor, 1935
Womack, Auditing Division, 1933-1935
Reports, institutions, 1933-1935
Rules and regulations, 1933
General correspondence
A-Z correspondence files, 1933, 1935-1936:
Box
1991/016-36 A, 1935-1936
B, 1935-1936
C, 1935-1936
D, 1936
E, 1935-1936
F, 1935-1936
G, 1935-1936
H, 1935-1936
I, 1936
J, 1935-1936
K, 1935-1936
L, 1935-1936
M, 1935-1936
N, 1935-1936
O [empty]
P-Q, 1935-1936
R, 1935-1936
S, 1935-1936
T, 1933, 1935-1936
U-V, 1936
W, 1935-1936
X-Y-Z, 1936
A-W correspondence files, 1936-1938:
Box
2002/035-2 A, 1937-1938
B, 1936-1938
C, 1937-1938
D, 1937-1938
E, 1938
F, 1936-1938
G, 1937-1938
H, 1937-1938
I, 1938
J, 1936-1938
K, 1938
L, 1937-1938
M, 1937-1938
N, 1937-1938
O, 1938
P, 1936-1937
R, 1937-1938
S, 1936-1938
T, 1937-1938
U, 1937-1938
V, 1936
W, 1937-1938
Miscellaneous correspondence, 1936-1938, undated:
Box
2002/035-2 June-July, 1936
August-October, 1936
October 1936-January 1937
February-March, 1937
March 1937
April 1937, undated
April-June, 1937
June-July, 1937
July-August, 1937, undated
September 1937-February 1938
undated
Topical files
Centennial projects
Correspondence files:
Box
1962/218-1 undated
January-September, 1936
September 1936
October 1936
October-November, 1936
December 1936-February 1937
February-March, 1937
March-April, 1937
April-May, 1937
May-July, 1937
September-October, 1937, undated
November-December, 1937
January-February, 1938
March-May, 1938
July-August, 1938
Box
1991/016-36 August-September, 1938
October 1938-January 1939
January-July 1939
Box
1962/218-1 Centennial clippings and publications, 1936-1938
Operations Report of the State Department of Publicity for Texas Centennial Celebrations, 1936
Division of Child Welfare files
Correspondence files:
Box
2002/035-3 March-October, 1937, undated
[orphans report], November 1937
November-December 1937
January-February, 1938
March-April, 1938
April-August, 1938
Box
1991/016-36 September-October, 1938
November 1938
Novmber 1938-February 1939
March-May, 1939
June-July 1939
Monthly reports of caseworker or division activities:
Box
2002/035-3 January-October, 1937
November 1937-March 1938
March-May, 1938
June-July, 1938
Box
1991/016-36 July-October 1938
November 1938-July 1939
Box
2002/035-3 Budgets and appropriations, 1937-1940, undated
Texas child welfare institutions and agencies, 1936
Board of Control publications, 1935-1937, undated
News Bulletins, 1933-1937
News Bulletins, 1938
Welfare publications, other agencies, 1935-1936, undated
Publications and proceedings, national conferences, 1930, 1938
Old Age Assistance correspondence files
Box
1962/235-1 October 1936-January 1937
January-February, 1937
February 1937
February 1937
February-March, 1937
March 1937
March-April, 1937
April 1937
April-May, 1937
May 1937
May 1937
June 1937
June-July, 1937
July 1937
July-August, 1937
August-September, 1937
Board member Henry C. Meyer files, 1936-1939, bulk 1938-1939,
0.75 cubic ft.
These are the correspondence files of Texas State Board of Control member Henry C. Meyer, dating 1936-1939, bulk 1938-1939. They cover routine topics, such as the administration of eleemosynary institutions (state schools, hospitals and sanatoriums, orphanages, juvenile training schools); purchasing and requisition activities; and construction, remodeling and repairs of state facilities.
Arrangement of the Records
These records are arranged alphabetically as received from the agency.
Index Terms
The terms listed here may be used to find similar or related records.
Personal Names:
Meyer, H. C.
Document Types:
Administrative regulations--Texas--Public institutions--1936-1939.
Preferred Citation
(Identify the item), Board member Henry C. Meyer files, Texas State Board of Control board members files. Archives and Information Services Division, Texas State Library and Archives Commission.
Box
1991/016-37 A-M (correspondence files)
N-Z (correspondence files)
Board member Tom DeBerry files, 1938-1949, undated,
3.75 cubic ft.
These are the correspondence files of Texas State Board of Control member Senator Tom DeBerry, dating 1938-1949, bulk 1938-1945. Senator DeBerry was at times identified as the `Purchasing Member,' and a large portion of the files concern the purchasing activities of the Board, from buying routine supplies to getting bids for contracts of various types. Some of the correspondence is addressed to or sent out by Senator DeBerry, some to the Purchasing Division or the Purchasing Agent. There is also a group of reports and correspondence from the welfare assistance divisions of the Board (Division of Child Welfare, Relief Commission Division, and Old Age Assistance Commission), and a set of files from 1944 to 1945 dealing with the eleemosynary institutions--purchasing, problem cases, inspections, etc. Finishing this series are a few administrative files--copies of minutes, orders, and legislation.
Arrangement of the Records
The assistance materials are filed first, followed by the purchasing materials, the eleemosynary files, and the administrative files, as received from the agency.
Index Terms
The terms listed here may be used to find similar or related records.
Personal Names:
DeBerry, Tom.
Subjects:
Old age assistance--Texas.
Child welfare--Texas.
Public buildings--Texas--Inspection.
Document Types:
Correspondence--Texas--Public welfare--1938-1939.
Preferred Citation
(Identify the item), Board member Tom DeBerry files, Texas State Board of Control board members files. Archives and Information Services Division, Texas State Library and Archives Commission.
Welfare and assistance files, 1938-1939
Box
1991/016-37 Public welfare
Texas Relief Commission, monthly reports
Texas Relief Commission
Texas Old Age Assistance Commission
[3 folders]
Handbook re: child welfare and other assistance areas
Child Welfare Division
[2 folders]
Purchasing Materials, 1938-1949
Box
1991/016-38 Miscellaneous, 1938-1946
Miscellaneous, 1939-1945
Price ceiling, 1942-1946
Miscellaneous, A-Z, 1938-1945
[4 folders]
Box
1991/016-39 Purchasing Division, 1938-1947
Highway Department, 1938-1944
[3 folders]
Texas Prison System, 1938-1947
[2 folders]
University of Texas, 1938-1945
Texas Tech, 1939-1945
Texas Agricultural Experiment Station, 1940-1945
Medical Branch, 1939-1945
A&M College, 1938-1945
Railroad Commission, 1939-1945
Public Safety, 1939-1943
Game, Fish, and Oyster Commission, 1938-1945
Public Welfare, 1939-1945
Eleemosynary institutions, 1942-1949
Box
1991/016-40 State Tuberculosis Sanatorium, rules and regulations
Rusk State Hospital, biennial report, 1942-1943
Brady State School, 1946-1949
Texas Blind, Deaf and Orphan School (colored), 1945
Inks Lake State School, 1945-1947
Institutions, 1940-1946
Miscellaneous correspondence, eleemosynary, 1938-1945
Veteran's hospitalization, 1945-1946
Reports - REED, 1944-1945
Press releases, 1945-1949
[2 folders]
Pay inmate collections and comparisons, 1944-1945
Movement of populations, 1944-1945
Abilene State Hospital, 1944-1945
Alabama-Coushatta Indian Reservation, 1944-1945
Austin State Hospital, 1944-1945
Austin State School, 1944-1945
Big Spring State Hospital, 1944-1945
Texas Confederate Home, 1944-1945
Confederate Women's Home, 1944-1945
CCC Camp - Burnet, Texas, 1945
Brady State School, 1945
Gatesville State School for Girls, 1944-1945
Galveston State Psychiatric Hospital, 1938-1944
Kerrville State Sanatorium, 1944-1945
Rusk State Hospital, 1944-1945
State Dairy and Hog Farm, 1944-1945
San Antonio State Hospital, 1944-1945
State Colored Orphan's Home, 1938-1944
State Orphan's Home, 1944-1945
State Tuberculosis Sanatorium, 1944-1945
Gatesville State School for Boys, 1944-1945
Terrell State Hospital, 1944-1945
Texas School for the Blind, 1944-1945
Texas School for the Deaf, 1944-1946
Waco State Home, 1944-1945
Wichita Falls State Hospital, 1944-1945
Miscellaneous files, 1945-1949
Administrative files, 1938-1946
Box
1991/016-40 Board orders, 1946
Board orders, 1945
Minutes, 1945
Legislation, 1938-1946
Chairman Harry Knox files, 1940-1941,
2 cubic ft.
The files contain correspondence, quarterly reports of the Teacher Retirement System (TRS), minutes of the TRS Board of Trustees, press releases, audit reports of several eleemosynary institutions, and reports from Board divisions. These materials cover the period 1940-1941 and are the files of General Harry Knox, chairman of the Texas State Board of Control during this period. The files cover routine topics, such as the administration of eleemosynary institutions (state schools, hospitals and sanatoriums, orphanages, juvenile training schools); purchasing and requisition activities; construction, remodeling and repairs of state facilities; and budget and appropriation concerns of state institutions and agencies.
Arrangement of the Records
Materials from colleges and universities are filed first, followed by state agency files, general correspondence files, eleemosynary files, and ending with a few administrative files. Most items within each record type are filed alphabetically by state institution. Files remain ordered as received from the agency.
Index Terms
The terms listed here may be used to find similar or related records.
Personal Names:
Knox, Harry.
Corporate Names:
Teacher Retirement System of Texas.
Document Types:
Audits--Texas--Public institutions--1940-1941.
Press releases--Texas--Public institutions--1940-1941.
Preferred Citation
(Identify the item), Chairman Harry Knox files, Texas State Board of Control board members files. Archives and Information Services Division, Texas State Library and Archives Commission.
Colleges and universities
Box
1991/016-41 A&M College of Texas
John Tarleton Agricultural College
College of Arts and Industries
College of Mines and Metallurgy, University of Texas
Medical Branch, University of Texas
North Texas State Teachers College
Sam Houston State Teachers College
Sul Ross State Teachers College
Texas State College for Women
University of Texas
West Texas State Teachers College
State agencies
Box
1991/016-41 Adjutant General's Department
State Board of Architectural Examiners
State Auditor's Department
Auditor's Reports
State Department of Education
Executive Department
General Land Office
Board of Hairdressers and Cosmetologists
State Health Department
State Highway Department
Board of Insurance Commissioners
Bureau of Labor Statistics
State Library
Liquor Control Board
Livestock Sanitary Commission
Texas National Guard Armory Board
Board of Pardons and Paroles
Prison System
State Parks
Department of Public Safety
Public Welfare Department and Child Welfare
Teacher Retirement System
[2 folders]
Texas Technological College
Treasury Department
General correspondence
Box
1991/016-41 Naval Relief Fund
Remodeling of building at Camp Mabry
Suspense files
W.P.A. - Projects - Institutions
Anonymous
Appropriations
Architects, commending the Board
Architects
Architects, complaints
Miscellaneous architects
A - E (general correspondence)
Box
1991/016-42 F - L
Legislation suggested
M - T
Texas Safety Association
U - Z
Eleemosynary institutions
Box
1991/016-42 Abilene State Hospital
Alabama - Coushatta Indian Reservation
Austin State Hospital
Mrs. Daisy Thruman (Austin State School)
Austin State School
Austin State School Farm Colony
Big Spring State Hospital
Texas Confederate Home
Confederate Women's Home
Deaf, Dumb, and Blind Institute for Colored Youths
Gainesville State School for Girls
Gatesville State School for Boys
Kerrville State Sanatorium
Rusk State Hospital
San Antonio State Hospital
State Colored Orphans' Home, Gilmer
State Orphans Home
Galveston State Psychopathic Hospital
State Tuberculosis Sanatorium
Terrell State Hospital
Texas School for the Blind
Texas School for the Deaf
Waco State Home
Wichita Falls State Hospital
Gainesville State School for Girls
Rusk State Hospital
Waco State Home
Wichita Falls State Hospital
Dr. Castner (Chief, Eleemosynary Division)
Statistics - Leach (Pay Patient Collector)
A. T. Bratton - Dairy and Farm Supervisor
Memorandums to press
Administrative files
Box
1991/016-42 Fred Donahue, Institutional Accountant (reports of institutions and on the furnishings in the Governor's Mansion)
Biennial Report, Bookkeeping Division
Purchasing Division correspondence
Chairman Weaver H. Baker files, 1941-1947, undated, bulk 1942-1946,
12.5 cubic ft.
These files contain a variety of materials, including memoranda, correspondence, reports of institutions, testimony and reports from investigations, parole statements, questionnaires, copies of orders of the Board, rosters from the Adjutant General's Department, monthly reports of the Teacher Retirement System (TRS), minutes of the TRS Board of Trustees, photographs, stenographer's shorthand notebooks, and routine administrative files. Dates covered are 1941-1947 and undated, with the bulk dating 1942-1946. These are the files of Weaver H. Baker, often called Judge Baker, chairman of the Texas State Board of Control. The files cover the period Baker served as chairman of the Board, 1942-1946, with a few items from 1947. A few reports and parole forms from 1941 are also present.
Topics covered include the investigations at several eleemosynary institutions, annual seminars in 1944 (Buchanan Lake) and 1945 (Inks Lake Dam) between the Board members and superintendents of eleemosynary institutions, the proposed establishment of a tuberculosis hospital at Fort Ringgold, a survey of county judges about the state eleemosynary institutions, the Board's part in the war effort, actions of the Judge Advocate General's Office during World War II (Baker served as a Lieutenant Colonel in this office), and routine actions of the Board, including administration of eleemosynary institutions (state schools, hospitals and sanatoriums, orphanages, juvenile training schools); purchasing and requisition activities; construction, remodeling and repairs of state facilities; and budget and appropriation concerns of state institutions and agencies.
Arrangement of the Records
There are several batches of records within this group, arranged as received from the agency. First is a large group of files from eleemosynary institutions, 1941-1947. This batch is broken up into several sets of files by type. The next batch contains general correspondence files--a set of alphabetical correspondence, followed by general files with employees and other individuals, state and federal agencies, and others, including a group of military-related files, and Teachers Retirement System files. Last are copies of Board orders for 1942-1947. Files within each group are generally in alphabetical order by the name of the institution or agency.
Index Terms
The terms listed here may be used to find similar or related records.
Personal Names:
Baker, Weaver H.
Corporate Names:
Teacher Retirement System of Texas.
Document Types:
Administrative regulations--Texas--Public institutions--1941-1947.
Photographs--Texas--Public institutions--1941-1947.
Questionnaires--Texas--Public institutions--1941-1947.
Preferred Citation
(Identify the item), Chairman Weaver H. Baker files, Texas State Board of Control board members files. Archives and Information Services Division, Texas State Library and Archives Commission.
Eleemosynary institutions
Correspondence, 1942
Box
1991/016-43 Abilene State Hospital
Alabama-Coushatta Indian Reservation
Austin State Hospital
Austin State School
Big Spring State Hospital
Texas Confederate Home
Confederate Women's Home
Deaf, Dumb and Blind Institute for Colored Youths
Gainsville State School for Girls
Galveston State Psychiatric Hospital
Gatesville State School for Boys
Kerrville State Sanatorium
Rusk State Hospital
San Antonio State Hospital
State Colored Orphan's Home
State Orphan's Home
State School Farm Colony
State Tuberculosis Sanatorium
Terrell State Hospital
Texas School for the Blind
Texas School for the Deaf
Steno notebooks
Annual reports, 1943-1944
Box
1991/016-43 Abilene State Hospital
Austin State Hospital
Austin State School
Big Spring State Hospital
Deaf, Dumb and Blind Institute for Colored Youths
Gainesville State School for Girls
Rusk State Hospital
San Antonio State Hospital
School for the Blind
Texas School for the Deaf
State School Farm Colony
State Tuberculosis Sanatorium
Terrell State Hospital
Texas Confederate Home for Men
Confederate Women's Home
Waco State Home
Wichita Falls State Hospital
Box
1991/016-44 Seminar files, 1944-1945
Seminar - Buchanan Lake, 1944
Seminar - 1945
Correspondence, 1942-1947
Box
1991/016-44 Austin State Hospital, 1945
Austin State Hospital, 1945-1946
Rehabilitation School, Austin State School
Proposed Summer Camp for Orphan Boys and Girls, N. Y. A. Camp - Burnet County, Texas
Big Spring State Hospital, 1945-1946
Confederate Women's Home, 1943-1946
Confederate Home, 1942-1946
Deaf and Blind Institute for Colored Youths, 1942-1946
State Dairy and Hog Farm
State School Farm Colony
Gainesville State School for Girls
Galveston State Psychiatric Hospital:
1943-1945
Evacuation, 1945
Proposed Venereal Disease Clinic for Government
1943-1946
Gatesville State School for Boys, 1946
Kerrville State Sanatorium 1942-1947
Box
1991/016-45 Rusk State Hospital, 1944-1947
San Antonio State Hospital, 1945-1946
State Orphan's Home, 1943-1944
State Orphan's Home, 1941-1945
State Orphan's Home, 1944-1946
State Tuberculosis Sanatorium, 1946
Terrell State Hospital, 1946
Sale of land - Terrell State Hospital
Wichita Fall State Hospital, 1945-1946
Sale of land - Wichita Falls State Hospital
Wichita Falls State Hospital, 1946
Correspondence, 1941-1946
Box
1991/016-45 Abilene State Hospital, 1943-1945
Alabama-Coushatta Indian Reservation, 1943-1945
Austin State Hospital, 1941-1945
Big Spring State Hospital, 1943-1944
Gainesville State School for Girls, 1942
Box
1991/016-46 Gainesville State School for Girls, 1943
Gatesville State School for Boys, 1943-1945
Gatesville State School for Boys, pardons, 1941
Gatesville State School for Boys, 1943-1944
Rusk State Hospital, 1943-1944
Texas School for the Blind, 1943-1946
San Antonio State Hospital, 1943-1945
Box
1991/016-47 State Colored Orphan's Home, Gilmer:
1943-1945
Awards, Gilmer State Property, 1944
Bid # 1
Bid # 2
Bid # 3
Gilmer State Property, 1944
State Tuberculosis Sanatorium, 1943-1945
Terrell State Hospital, 1943-1945
Wichita Falls State Hospital, 1943-1945
Investigations
Box
1991/016-47 Austin State School:
[patient], 1944
Dan Smith [employee], 1942
1944-1945
Jungmichael Case [employee], 1943
[patient], 1943
1943
Big Spring State Hospital, 1944-1945
Box
1991/016-48 Institutional investigation, 1947
Oscar Farquar, 1944
Gainesville State School Investigaton, 1943
Cattle Deal - Rusk State Hospital
San Antonio State Hospital:
Dr. Ellen Cover, 1942
1944
[2 folders]
Newspapers - Harrison case
1942-1943
Harrison Case
State Tuberculosis Sanatorium, Ross-Hicks Grain Co., 1943
S. W. Adams - Terrell State Hospital, 1942-1943
Waco State Home:
1942-1946
1943-1944
A. C. Wiebusch, Superintendent, 1942-1943
[2 folders]
1942-1943
1943-1945
Box
1991/016-49 Steno notebooks
[unfoldered]
Fort Ringgold files, 1944-1945
Correspondence, valley residents
Protestants Against the Establishment of a Tubercular Hospital
For the Establishment of a Tubercular Hospital
[2 folders]
Attorney General's Opinions
Telegrams and correspondence with members of Congress
Correspondence with federal agencies
Application for Fort Ringgold and proposed leases
Survey of Eleemosynary Institutions, 1944
Box
1991/016-49 District # 1 - Austin State Hospital
District # 2 - Terrell State Hospital
District # 3 - San Antonio State Hospital
District # 4 - Rusk State Hospital
District # 5 - Wichita Falls State Hospital
District # 6 - Big Spring State Hospital
County Judges
Steno notebooks
[unfoldered]
Other eleemosynary
Box
1991/016-49 Housing facilities needed by institutions, 1946
Occupational therapy, 1947
Tuberculosis, 1943-1944
Institutional visitations, 1943-1944
Eleemosynary Independent School Districts, 1942
Institutional replies to criticism, 1942
General files, 1942-1947
Box
1991/016-50 Alphabetical correspondence, 1942-1947:
A - R
Box
1991/016-51 S - Z
Military-related files
Box
1991/016-51 Active National Defense, 1942
Roster of Officers of the Adjutant General's Department, 1944-1946
Adjutant General # 2, 1944-1946
Adjutant General # 3, 1943-1944
Adjutant General File - general correspondence, 1943
Adjutant General - suspense, 1943
Right of Adjutant General, 1943-1945
Judge Advocate General, Lt. Col. Weaver H. Baker's Opinions, 1943-1944
Box
1991/016-52 Conveyance of Title - approximately 200 acres of land from government - Camp Mabry, Texas, 1944
Purchase - CCC clothing - Camp Mabry, 1944-1945
Post War Military Policy Literature and Suggestions, 1944
Survey Report for National Defense Purposes on the Facilities of the Eleemosynary and Correctional Institutions, State of Texas, 1942
Texas National Guard Armory Board, 1943
Universal Military Training, 1944
Veteran's Association Government Employees, 1942-1943
War Foods Administration, 1945
War Production Board, 1942-1945
Teacher Retirement System
Box
1991/016-52 Teacher Retirement System of Texas, 1942-1943
Weaver H. Baker, TRS funds, 1944-1946
Judge Baker, TRS, 1944
Teacher Retirement System (correspondence), 1943-1944
Teacher Retirement System, file no. 2, 1944-1945
Teacher Retirement System, file no. 3, 1946
TRS, 1943
Teacher Retirement System of Texas, 1944
Teacher Retirement System, trustee meeting, 1944
Lewis Rogers (bonds), 1945-1946
Cochran County case, 1943-1945
Teacher Retirement, 1943
General correspondence and topical files
Box
1991/016-53 Abattoirs, 1943
Agricultural Commodities, 1943
Agricultural Department, 1942-1943
Architects, 1945-1946
State Board of Architectural Examiners, 1943
Board of Control, current appropriation, 1943
Baker, Weaver H., portrait of, 1946
Bayland Orphans Home Land, 1942
Ernest Boyett, 1942-1945
A. T. Bratton's letters and reports, 1942
Bureaucrat file, 1943
Capitol repairs, 1942-1943
Mrs. Sam Carter, 1944
Chamber of Commerce, Austin, 1943
College of Arts and Industries, Kingsville, 1943-1946
General complaints, 1942
Comptroller's file, 1942
Confederate Home Project, 1942
Conscientious objectors, 1943
Corley - samples, 1942
Court of Civil Appeals, 1943-1946
Court of Criminal Appeals, 1943
Court docket file, 1942
Criminal records (insane inmates), 1942-1943
Dental Association, 1942
L. L. Ekstrom, 1942-1943
Elevator file, 1941-1942
Excerpts from book - “U. S. A.”
F. B. I., 1943-1946
Financial statements, about1945
Gasoline, oil, etc., 1942
Gasoline rationing, 1942
Herrington, Texas seals, 1944
Maurice Hoffman, 1942
House Investigating Committee, 1941-1942
Hyltin Funeral Home, 1943-1944
I. Q., 1942-1943
Capital grounds, I. Q., 1942
Incumberance and allocation, 1942
Institution land title, 1942
Insane soldiers, 1942-1943
Investigating Committee, 1942-1943
Knox trips, 1942-1945
H. L. Lackey, 1943-1944
Land sold by state to orphan's asylum in Harris County, undated
Legislative file, 1942
Ruby N. Long, 1943-1944
O. P. A. (Office of Price Administration), 1943-1945
Box
1991/016-54 Postwar Planning Administration, 1943-1945
Priority file, 1942
Paul V. Reed, Sociological Director, Department of Public Welfare, 1944-1954
H. G. Schroeder, 1944
F. O. Senter, 1943-1944
John Sexton and Company, 1943
Speeches, 1942
Staggered hours, 1942
Helen Stokes, 1942-1943
Stovall-Richter Company, 1942
Sul Ross State Teachers College, 1942-1945
Suspense file, 1942
A. R. Teich, 1941-1942
Texas Christian University, 1942
Texas Technological College, 1945
Texas Salvage Commission, 1942-1943
N. B. Thomason, 1942-1943
Tire rationing, 1942-1943
Trinity University (property for State Orphan's Home, Corsicana, includes photographs), 1943
University of Texas, 1943-1947
Washington State Park, 1944-1948
Orders of the Board
Box
1991/016-54 Orders, 1947
Orders, 1946
Box
1991/016-55 Orders, 1945
Orders, 1944
Orders, 1943
Orders, 1942
Chairmen Lanning, Logan, Ashley, and Baker files, 1939-1953, undated, bulk 1946-1949,
12 cubic ft.
Types of materials present in these files include correspondence, memoranda, reports and testimony from investigations, press releases, statistical compilations, parole statements, copies of minutes from the Youth Development Council, architectural plans (mostly copies), stenographer's shorthand notebooks, and routine administrative files. Dates covered are 1939-1953 and undated, with the bulk dating 1946-1949. This set of files seems to have been the central administrative files for four chairmen of the Texas State Board of Control--Weaver Baker, 1942-1946; Carlos Ashley, 1946-1947; Hall M. Logan, 1947-1949; and R.C. Lanning, 1950-1951. Most of the records cover the time period 1946-1949--during Ashley's and Logan's terms.
Topics covered include investigations at several eleemosynary institutions, establishment of the Brady State School, acquiring World War II military surplus property for eleemosynary institutions, establishment of the Board's successors for control of the eleemosynary institutions--the Youth Development Council and the Board for State Hospitals and Special Schools, and routine actions of the Board.
Arrangement of the Records
There are several batches of files within this group, as received from the agency. First are correspondence and topical files of eleemosynary institutions, followed by a set of files from the juvenile schools (includes some investigation files) and related youth agencies. Following this are files from the Texas School for the Deaf (TSD), including some investigative files. Files from investigations at TSD and other institutions are filed next followed by surplus property files. Correspondence files of historical state parks, state agencies and colleges follow these, with a set of general correspondence, topical files, and administrative files ending this group of records. Within each group, most files are arranged alphabetically by the name of the institution or agency.
Index Terms
The terms listed here may be used to find similar or related records.
Personal Names:
Lanning, R. C.
Logan, Hall M.
Ashley, Carlos.
Baker, Weaver H.
Corporate Names:
Texas. State Youth Development Council.
Texas. Board for Texas State Hospitals and Special Schools.
Texas School for the Deaf.
Subjects:
Surplus military property--Texas.
Document Types:
Transcripts--Texas--Public institutions--1942-1953.
Press releases--Texas--Public institutions--1942-1953.
Preferred Citation
(Identify the item), Chairmen Lanning, Logan, Ashley, and Baker files, Texas State Board of Control board members files. Archives and Information Services Division, Texas State Library and Archives Commission.
Eleemosynary institutions
Correspondence
Box
1991/016-55 Abilene State Hospital:
1948-1949
1947
1946
Complaints
Alabama-Coushatta Indian Reservation:
1948-1949
1946-1947
Lands, Timber, Constitution, etc.
Austin State Hospital:
1948-1949
1947
1946
Proposed Program with University of Texas - Eleemosynary Service
Investigations
"Daily Texan"
Box
1991/016-56 Steno notebooks
[unfoldered]
Austin State School, 1948
Austin State School, 1947
Austin State School Farm Colony, 1946-1948
Big Spring State Hospital, 1947-1948
Texas Blind, Deaf and Orphan School, 1947-1948
Confederate Home for Men, 1947-1948
Confederate Home for Women, 1947-1948
Kerrville State Sanatorium, 1949
Kerrville State Sanatorium, 1948
Kerrville State Sanatorium, 1947
Mexia State School:
(Quit Claim Deed and Resolutions), 1949
1948
1947
1946
Inventory
Inventory
Rusk State Hospital:
1949
1948
H. B. 523, 48th Legislature, Land Sale
1947
San Antonio State Hospital, 1949
San Antonio State Hospital, 1948
San Antonio State Hospital, 1947
State Orphan's Home, 1949
State Orphan's Home, 1948
State Orphan's Home, 1947
State Dairy and Hog Farm, 1944-1949
Box
1991/016-57 State Tuberculosis Association, 1949
State Tuberculosis Association, 1948
State Tuberculosis Sanatorium, 1947
Chest Surgery
Texas Anti-Tuberculosis Association
John Sealy Hospital - Galveston, 1942-1949
Terrell State Hospital:
1949
1948
1947
Livestock Cost Analysis for 1946
Texas School for the Blind, 1949
Texas School for the Blind, 1948
Texas School for the Blind, 1947
Vernon Property (for Vernon State Hospital), 1949
Waco State Home, 1949
Waco State Home, 1948
Waco State Home, 1947
Wichita Falls State Hospital:
1949
1948
1947
Investigation, 1949
Topical and other files
Box
1991/016-57 Cancer research, 1945-1948
T. B. Carroll, 1943-1949
Dr. Charles Castner, 1942-1947
Dr. Charles Castner, form letters, 1939-1945
Confederate Women's Home [remodeling plans, undated]
Dentists, charges, 1948-1949
Memoranda re: construction, c. 1941-1949
C. E. Edwards, 1944-1949
Eleemosynary, miscellaneous, 1947-1949
Box
1991/016-58 Eleemosynary, miscellaneous, 1943-1945
Schedule of fees, surgeons, etc., 1945
Hogg Foundation, University of Texas, 1943-1949
Industrial training courses, 1946-1947
F. L. King, 1943-1949
Livestock, April 16-17, 1947
Genevieve McCalmont, State Nutritionist, 1948-1949
Menninger Foundation, Topeka, Kansas, 1947
Mental hospitals & appropriations, other states, 1947
Patient population, 1946
Pay patient collections, 1946-1949
Population movement (state institutions), 1946-1949
Press releases, 1943-1949
Psychiatric training courses, 1945-1947
Psychopathic wards, 1947
Mervyn Ramsey, Sociological Director, 1945-1947
Dr. J. S. Scarborough, 1947-1949
E. K. Stork, 1945-1949
Supervisory training courses, 1948-1949
Veterans, 1945-1947
Waiting list for state institutions, 1942
Box
1991/016-59 Board for Hospitals and Special Schools
Juvenile schools and related files
Box
1991/016-59 Brady State School:
Brady P.O.W. Camp, 1945-1946, 1951
Delinquent Negro Girls, 1944-1946
Water, 1946-1951
Homemaking Department (includes plans), 1949
Brady Advisory Board, 1947-1950
Investigation, 1947
1949
1948
1947-1949
1947
1946
1947-1951
Gainesville State School for Girls:
1947
1946
1946-1949
1942
Box
1991/016-60 Gatesville State School for Boys:
1949
Investigation, 1949
Investigation, 1949
Miscellaneous, 1949
1948
Audit report, 1947
1947
1947 Legislative investigation
1947-1949
1942
Punishment reports, 1947-1949
Texas Training Code Commission, 1947-1949
Youth Development Council:
Audit Report, 1951
1950-1952
Act to Create, c. 1949
1949-1950
(Reference materials), c. 1947-1950
Texas School for the Deaf
Box
1991/016-61 Texas School for the Deaf:
1949
Report of a Survey of the Texas School for the Deaf, (Boatner), 1948
Fusfeld Report, 1940
1948
Audit Report, 1947
(Mr. Logan's file), 1944-1948
Committee reports, c. 1948
Petitions to Governor, 1947
E. B. Boatner, 1948
Roy M. Stelle, 1948
Roy M. Stelle, 1943-1947
Investigation, 1947
Literature
Out of state, 1947
Applications
File no. 2, 1946
Austin, 1943
(Show), 1943
Newspaper accounts, 1947
Annual Report, FY 1946
Interscholastic league, 1945-1948
Lone Star Boys State (meet at School for Deaf), 1945-1949
Investigations
Box
1991/016-62 Abilene State School, 1947
Austin State School Farm Colony, 1947
Texas School for the Deaf, 1947
[two volumes]
Surplus Property files
Box
1991/016-62 War Assets Administration: re: surplus property--real and otherwise, 1947-1949
Camp Swift, 1947-1948
Eleemosynary--Camp Swift project, 1947
Property transfers, 1947-1948
Moore field transfers, 1948
Surplus list, 1948
Surplus property (real) received from WAA (Big Spring State Hospital) (B.S. Army Airfield), 1948
Camp Bowie, Barracks for: Abilene, Terrell, and Wichita Falls, 1949
Surplus property (real) received from WAA (Wichita Falls, Abilene, Gatesville), Camp Bowie, 1948
[Surplus] property dispenses, Camp Swift, 1948-1949
Fort Sam Houston, 1948-1949
Kelly Field, 1948
Camp Bowie real property, 1949
Surplus property (real) received from WAA (Waco State Home), Blackland Army Airfield, 1947-1948
Wright - Patterson Air Force Base, 1948
Camp Hood, Gatesville, Texas, about 1947
Fort Ringgold, 1947
Weaver H. Baker Memo[rial] Sanatorium, water contract [Moore Field], Hidalgo County, 1947-1948
Weaver H. Baker Memo. Sana., Moore Field, gas contract, 1947
Camp Fannin-East Texas Tuberculosis Sanatorium Camp Fannin:
East Texas Tuberculosis Sanatorium, 1948-1949
Camp Fannin, cold storage plant, 1947-1948
Box
1991/016-63 Camp Fannin-East Texas Tuberculosis Sanatorium:
Camp Fannin, interim permit, 1947-1948
Camp Fannin, inventory, 1949
Camp Fannin, 1947
Camp Fannin deed, signed copy, and plat maps, 1948
Camp Fannin (plat maps), 1948
East Texas Tuberculosis Sanatorium, 1949
Camp Hulen [includes plat of base], 1951-1953
Historical State Parks
Box
1991/016-63 Historical State Parks, 1948-1949
Historical parks, 1951
San Jacinto Museum, 1951-1952
State agencies and colleges
Box
1991/016-63 Adjutant General's Department, 1946-1949
A & M College, 1947-1949
Attorney General's Department, 1944-1950
State Auditor, 1947-1949
Banking Department, 1944-1946
State Board of Barber Examiners, 1943
Commission for the Blind, 1943-1948
Blind Concessions, 1947-1950
Chiropractic Board, 1944
College of Arts and Industries, 1946
College of Mines and Metallurgy, 1943-1948
State Comptroller, 1946-1949
State Board of Hairdressers and Cosmetologists, 1944-1951
East Texas State Teachers College, 1942-1946
Department of Education, 1946-1949
Employees Retirement Board:
Financial reports, certification, 1947-1951
Annual report and acting creating board, FY 1948
General, 1947-1951
Meetings, 1947-1951
Board of Engineers, 1948
Executive Department, 1942-1949
Box
1991/016-64 State Health Department, 1947-1949
Industrial Accident Board, 1942-1946
Board of Insurance Commissioners, 1942-1949
Bureau of Labor, 1945-1947
General Land Office, 1945
State Library, 1943-1948
Liquor Control Board, 1942-1946
State Board of Medical Examiners, 1943-1947
North Texas State College, 1943-1948
North Texas Agricultural College, 1943
Board of Pardons and Paroles, 1943-1948
State Parks Board, 1947-1948
State Board of Pharmacy, 1947
Prairie View University, 1943-1946
Public Welfare Department, 1947-1949
Railroad Commission, 1943-1946
Sam Houston State Teachers College, 1942-1949
Secretary of State, 1948
State Soil Conservation Board, 1946
Southwest Texas State Teachers College, 1943-1949
Board of Regents - State Teachers Colleges, 1944
Stephen F. Austin State Teachers College, 1942-1948
Sul Ross State Teachers College, 1948
Tarleton College, 1943-1948
Teacher Retirement System, 1949-1951
Texas Prison System, 1948-1949
Texas State College for Women, 1942-1948
Texas Technological College, 1946-1948
Treasury Department, 1949
University of Texas, 1948-1951
UT - Dental Branch, 1944-1948
UT - Medical Branch, 1943-1948
Veterans Affairs Commission, 1943-1949
Board of Water Engineers, 1942-1950
West Texas State Teachers College, 1942-1948
General correspondence and topical files
Alphabetical correspondence
Box
1991/016-64 A - Z, 1946-1949
Topical and other correspondence files
Box
1991/016-65 Accounting system, 1947
American Legion, 1944-1946
Noel P. Amstead, 1946-1947
Digest of Attorney General Opinions, 1947, 1951
Baron, W. T., 1947
Capitol and state office buildings, 1951
W. C. Cason, 1942-1949
Cason reports, 1948-1949
Centennial Commission, 1945-1946
Carroll, Dr. T. B., 1947
Cook Funeral Home, 1944-1946
Construction, 1949
[2 folders]
Senator Tom DeBerry, 1942-1949
Texas State Dental Society, 1948-1949
Discounts lost, 1951
Eleemosynary Land Leasing Board, 1948-1949
Employee Retirement Board Meeting, 1949
Estimates of income, colleges and universities, c. 1951
Executive Department, speeches, proclamations, 1947-1949
Forest Service, 1943
Game, Fish, and Oyster Commission, 1951
Gas rates, 1943-1948
Texas Legislative Council, 1950
Legislation:
Resolution (passed by 52nd Legislature)
House Bill 974
House Bill 674
List of colleges and universities, state departments, state institutions, c. 1950
Furniture - Governor's Mansion, 1951
Mansion redecoration, 1942-1943
Miscellaneous, 1950-1951
Moore Construction Company, 1943
Walter Moore, 1943-1946
Multilith - Ozalid file, 1946
National Capitol Sesquicentennial, 1948-1949
Newspaper file, 1942
Outside maintenance, 1947-1948
Panhandle-Plains Historical Society, 1946-1947
Hood Pitts, 1942-1947
Annual reports - Board of Control and State Parks, 1946
W. W. Perkins, 1943-1947
Box
1991/016-66 Recreation Department, state, 1944-1946
Report to the Governor, 1942-1946
John E. Shelton, 1943-1951
Bids - Terrell State Hospital, 1950
Administrative files
Box
1991/016-66 Board of Control Bulletins, 1948-1950
Board of Control (reports), 1950-1951
Board of Control - rules and regulations, 1943-1950
Laws pertaining to the Board of Control, 1941-1945
Board consideration, 1948-1950
Requests to Board of Control, c. 1950:
Education request
Departmental request
Judiciary request
Division files:
Claims Division, 1949
Engineering Division, 1943-1949
Engineering Division, 1951
Printing Division, 1949
Purchasing Division, 1948-1949
Purchasing Division, 1943-1946
Form letters, 1948
Form letters, 1942-1949
Form letters, 1946-1947
Board memoranda, 1943-1950
Board memoranda, 1944-1949
Memoranda, inter-office, 1948-1951
Purchaser's memos, 1950
Box
1991/016-67 Secretary's correspondence, 1950
Secretary's correspondence, 1949-1950
Secretary to the Board, 1943-1948
Steno notebooks
[unfoldered]
Board member T. B. Warden's files, 1885-1890, 1940-1953, bulk 1947-1953,
3.5 cubic ft.
Types of materials present include correspondence, memoranda, copies of Board orders, contracts, invoices, and brochures and other printed materials, dating 1885-1890, 1940-1953, primarily 1947-1953. These are the files of T. B. Warden, a member of the Texas State Board of Control. Some files contain earlier letters from other Board members or chairman, primarily Harry Knox (1942-1945), and are probably in this series because of their purchasing/requisition focus. Some of the correspondence is addressed to or sent out by T. B. Warden; however a number of the letters are directed to the Board or the chairman and were referred to Warden.
Most of the files concern the purchasing activities of the Board, including equipment purchases and repairs, buying routine supplies, and getting bids for contracts of various types. A group of files is present concerning construction activities undertaken during this time period. Other topics concern erecting monuments on the Capitol grounds, repairing and remodeling the Governor's Mansion (includes a complete inventory of furnishings in 1949), and the purchase of school buses for school districts receiving equalization aid. Included with records of the Capitol buildings and grounds are reports from the Capitol Furnishing Board, 1885-1890.
Arrangement of the Records
The files are arranged alphabetically and foldered by agency, topic, individual, or general letter, as received from the agency.
Index Terms
The terms listed here may be used to find similar or related records.
Personal Names:
Warden, T. B.
Corporate Names:
Texas Governor's Mansion (Austin, Tex.)
Subjects:
Public buildings--Texas--Design and construction.
Public institutions--Texas--Design and construction.
Budget--Texas.
Historic buildings--Texas--Austin.
Places:
Austin (Tex.)--Buildings, structures, etc.
Texas--Capital and capitol.
Document Types:
Contracts--Texas--Public institutions--1940-1953.
Administrative regulations--Texas--Public institutions--1940-1953.
Inventories--Texas--Public institutions--1940-1953.
Preferred Citation
(Identify the item), Board member T. B. Warden's files, Texas State Board of Control board members files. Archives and Information Services Division, Texas State Library and Archives Commission.
Box
1991/016-67 A, 1947-1953
A & M College, 1947-1953
Adjutant General's Department, 1948-1950
Architects--Consolidated Architects and Engineers, Fort Worth, 1947-1948
Architects, 1947
Architects--new file, 1947-1950
Attorney General, misc., 1940-1953
Auditor's Office, State, 1947
B, 1947-1953
Commission for the Blind, 1947-1952
Board orders:
January 1, 1951 - September 2, 1952
January 3, 1946 - December 31, 1950
September 2, 1942 - December 14, 1946
Box
1991/016-68 Budget:
Budget, 1951-1953
Appropriations, Board of Control, 1942-1947
Budget data, 1949-1950
Budget requests, 1948
Buses, school, 1949-1953
Buildings and grounds (also reports from Capitol furnishing boards 1885-1890), 1952-1953
C, 1947-1953
Capitol grounds paving project, 1948
Cement file, 1949-1953
Comptroller's Department, 1948-1949
Construction:
Building of new colored institute and acquiring government property to revert in institution use (Brady School and Fort Ringgold), 1945
Construction program, eleemosynary, 1941-1943
Health Department (addition), 1947
Rusk State Hospital construction, 1948
State Orphan's Home (not completed), 1948
State Orphan's Home construction, 1948
Terrell State Hospital construction, 1948
Abilene State Hospital construction, 1948-1949
Alamo, plans for new building, 1949
Capitol roof replacing, 1948
Deaf School Dormitory, 1948
Contracts:
Contracts, misc., 1948-1952
Austin State Hospital contract #8488, 1948
Austin State School, unsigned, 1947
Tires and tubes contracts, 1947-1951
Gas contract information, re: gas rates at each institution, 1948-1952
Corpe, Dr. R. F., 1947-1948
County Agricultural Agents, 1947
D, 1947-1953
DeBerry, Tom, member, 1947-1949
Dietitian reports, 1948
Durst, H. C. re: SASH (San Antonio State Hospital), 1946-1947
Dykes, Mrs. Rosie, re: student from Austin or Mexia State School, 1947
E, 1947-1953
Education Department, 1948-1953
Eleemosynary Institutions, correspondence, 1950
Eleemosynary Institutions, misc. data, rules, regulations, etc., 1940-1947
Engineers, consulting, 1950
“Eureka” (a boat), 1944-1945
Executive Department:
Executive Office, Governor's Mansion, 1947-1952
Governor's Mansion File, 1947-1950
Governor's Mansion, 1949-1952
F, 1947-1953
Form letters sent out by Board, 1947-1949
Box
1991/016-69 G, 1948-1951
Game, Fish and Oyster Commission, 1949-1952
Good Neighbor Commission, 1948
Good Roads Association, 1950
Guard investigation, 1947
H, 1948-1953
Health, Department and Board, 1947-1953
Highway Department, 1947-1951
Highway Department, 1951-1953
Old Highway Department, 1942-1945
Hospitals and Special Schools, State Board for, 1949-1952
I, 1950-1952
Inaugural data, 1949
Inquiries--re: admission to institutions, 1947-1949
Insurance Department and Board, 1945-1953
Inspection reports, institutions, 1947
J, 1948-1953
Janeke, J. A., reports, Assistant Pay Collector, 1947
K, 1947-1953
L, 1947-1953
Labor Department or Bureau, 1950
Legislative, 1953
Legislative Budget Board, 1950
Legislative Council, 1950
State Library and Historical Commission, 1950-1951
License plates files, 1942-1947
Logan, Hall H., Chairman, 1947-1949
M, 1947-1953
Maddox, John, Claims Division, 1947-1949
Medical Association of Texas, Committee on Tuberculosis, c. 1947
Microfilm file, 1948-1950
Miller, Agnes, reports, etc., 1948
Board of Control, miscellaneous, 1947-1953
Monument file, Spanish-American War Vets and Boy Scouts, 1951
Box
1991/016-70 N, 1949-1950
National Guard Armory Board (includes plans), 1949-1953
O, 1950
P, 1949-1953
Pardons and Paroles Board, 1947
Press releases, 1947-1949
Pipe, emergency purchases, 1948
Prison System or Prison Board, 1947-1953
Prison System, 1942-1944
Professional Engineers, State Board of, 1947-1951
Public Welfare Department, 1941-1953
Purchase of Property, 1943
Purchasing Officials, National Association of, 1949-1950
Q, 1947
R, 1947-1953
Railroad Commission, 1947
Real Estate Commission, 1949
Reed Music Company, old file, 1943-1944
Referrals, 1948-1949
Reports, misc., 1948
Rentals: Office and Storage Space for each Department, 1945-1948
S, 1947-1953
Secretary of State, 1947-1953
Selective Service, 1947
Soil Conservation Districts, 1949-1953
Sociological Division Reports, etc., 1947
Sociological reports, etc., 1944-1947
Southwest Texas State Teachers College, 1948-1950
Spastic hospital, 1947-1949
T, 1947-1953
Texas Technological College, 1947-1950
Training School Code Commission, Texas, 1947
U, 1948-1953
University of Texas, special purchases, 1948-1949
University of Texas, 1947-1953
University for Negroes, Texas State, 1947-1953
U.S. Public Health Service, 1942-1945
V, 1948-1951
Vending machines, 1947
Vocational education, 1947-1948
WXYZ, 1947-1953
Walton Building, 1950
Warden, T. B., member, 1947
War Department, 1947
Water Conservation, 1947
Water Engineers, Board of, 1948-1950
X-ray, 1948
Youth Development Council, 1950

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