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Overview

Agency History

Scope and Contents of the Records

Organization of the Records

Restrictions

Index Terms

Related Material

Administrative Information

Description of Series

Minutes and meeting files, 1920-1945, 1952-1979,

Actions of the Board, 1946-1949, 1960-1961,

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

Secretary of the Board files, 1943-1945, bulk 1944,

Executive Director files, 1933-1977, bulk 1954-1969,

Assistant Executive Director files, 1955-1958,

Eleemosynary Pay-Patient Collector files, 1933-1935,

Eleemosynary Division, 1937-1950, bulk 1937-1946,

Relief Commission Division, 1933-1935, undated,

Division of Estimates and Appropriations, 1926-1939, bulk 1936-1938,

Centennial Division, 1935-1939,

Institutional Accounting Division, 1932-1942, bulk 1936-1939,

Purchasing Division, 1953-1962, undated,

Engineering Division, 1928-1940, bulk 1938-1940,

Reports, 1919-1958, undated,

Legislative files, 1943-1949,

Press releases, 1943-1946, undated,

Specifications and blueprints, 1932-1949, 1967, undated,

Contracts and related records, 1854, 1885, 1909-1933, 1940 bulk 1920-1928,

Records on monuments, 1935-1937,

Surety bonds, 1927-1941,

Photographs, 1940s - early 1960s,

Petition for removal of the Superintendent of the Deaf School, about 1938,

Transcripts of lunacy cases, 1947,

Texas State Library and Archives Commission

Texas State Board of Control:

An Inventory of State Board of Control Records at the Texas State Archives, 1854, 1885-1890, 1909-1979, undated, bulk 1935-1953



Overview

Creator: Texas. State Board of Control.
Title: State Board of Control records
Dates: 1854, 1885-1890, 1909-1979, undated
Dates: bulk 1935-1953
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. 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. Types of records include minutes and meeting files, orders of the Board, correspondence and memoranda, 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 legislation, press releases, questionnaires and survey results, inventories, budget materials, invoices, brochures and other printed material, photographs, building specifications, plats, deeds, contracts and leases, routine administrative files, and stenographer's shorthand notebooks. Dates covered are 1854, 1885-1890, 1909-1979, and undated, with the bulk dating 1935-1953. Most of the material dating after 1950 consists of minutes and meeting files.
Quantity: 103.47 cubic ft.
Language These materials are in 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 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. 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. Types of records include minutes and meeting files, orders of the Board, correspondence and memoranda, 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 legislation, press releases, questionnaires and survey results, inventories, budget materials, invoices, brochures and other printed material, photographs, building specifications, plats, deeds, contracts and leases, routine administrative files, and stenographer's shorthand notebooks. Dates covered are 1854, 1885-1890, 1909-1979, and undated, with the bulk dating 1935-1953. Most of the material dating after 1950 consists of minutes and meeting files. The records of the Texas State Board of Control reflect the activities of the Board in carrying out its duties and responsibilities.

Routine topics covered include 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; control and supervision of state historical parks; purchasing and requisition activities; construction, remodeling and repairs of state facilities; and budget and appropriation concerns of state institutions and agencies. Other topics include projects for the Texas Centennial; 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 Texas Relief Commission, 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; and Board actions related to World War II, including transfer of surplus military property after the war.

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 24 series and 17 subseries by State Archives staff:
Minutes and meeting files, 1920-1945, 1952-1979, 19.55 cubic ft.
  • Minute books, 1920-1945, 1.55 cubic ft.
  • Meeting files, 1939-1945, 5.5 cubic ft.
  • Minute books, 1952-1955, 0.3 cubic ft.
  • Meeting files, 1953-1979, 12.2 cubic ft.
Actions of the Board, 1946-1949, 1960-1961, 3 cubic ft.
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.
  • 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.
Secretary of Board files, 1943-1945, bulk 1944, 0.47 cubic ft.
Executive Director files, 1933-1977, bulk 1954-1969, 8 cubic ft.
Assistant Executive Director files, 1955-1958, bulk 1957-1958, 1 cubic ft.
Eleemosynary Pay-Patient Collector files, 1933-1935, 0.24 cubic ft.
Eleemosynary Division, 1937-1950, bulk 1937-1946, 1.11 cubic ft.
  • Administrative files, 1937-1946, 1 cubic ft.
  • Register, 1940-1950, 0.11 cubic ft.
Relief Commission Division, 1933-1935, undated, 7.52 cubic ft.
  • Records of the Commission, 1933-1935, undated, 3.06 cubic ft.
  • Records of the Emergency Education Program, 1934-1935, 4.46 cubic ft.
Division of Estimates and Appropriations, 1926-1939, bulk 1936-1938, 1.41 cubic ft.
Centennial Division, 1935-1939, 0.47 cubic ft.
Institutional Accounting Division, 1932-1942, bulk 1936-1939, 2.12 cubic ft.
Purchasing Division, 1953-1962, undated, 3 cubic ft.
Engineering Division, 1928-1940, bulk 1938-1940, 0.24 cubic ft.
Reports, 1919-1958, undated, 3.71 cubic ft.
Legislative files, 1943-1949, 2.5 cubic ft.
Press releases, 1943-1946, undated, 0.5 cubic ft.
Specifications and blueprints, 1932-1949, 1967, undated, 1.94 cubic ft.
Contracts and related records, 1854, 1885, 1909-1933, 1940, bulk 1920-1928, 4.5 cubic ft.
Records of monuments, 1935-1937, fractional
Surety bonds, 1927-1941, 0.24 cubic ft.
Photographs, 1940s-early 1960s, 0.94 cubic ft.
Petition for removal of the Superintendent of the Deaf School, about 1938, 0.24 cubic ft.
Transcripts of lunacy cases, 1947, 0.71 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.

For the series, Transcripts of lunacy cases, the court records are restricted under V.T.C.A., Health and Safety Code, Mental Health and Mental Retardation, 571.015. Access to the records is available only through a court order and only if the use, inspection, or copying is justified and in the public interest, or the paper is to be released to the person to whom it relates or to a person designated in a written release signed by the person to whom the paper relates. The medical records in these files are also restricted under V.T.C.A., Occupations Code, 159.002 (Medical Practice Act) for 100 years.

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.).

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

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.
Historic parks--Texas.
Places:
Texas--Centennial celebrations, etc.
Document Types:
Correspondence--Texas--Public institutions--1916-1979.
Memorandums--Texas--Public institutions--1916-1979.
Reports--Texas--Public institutions--1916-1979.
Minutes--Texas--Public institutions--1916-1979.
Contracts--Texas--Public buildings--1909-1933, 1940.
Deeds--Texas--Public buildings--1909-1933, 1940.
Administrative records--Texas--Public institutions--1916-1979.
Photographs--Texas--Public institutions--about 1940-1963.
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 303-17 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 records. 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, 2005/175, 2006/051, 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; and August 9 and November 8, 2005. 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

Processed by Laura K. Saegert, November 1989

Additional series processed by Laura K. Saegert, August 1991

Materials added to a few series by Paul Beck, October 1993

Additional series processed by Laura K. Saegert, September 1996

Additional material added by Laura K. Saegert, October 2001.

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.

Additions made to finding aid were adding material to one series, changing a few box numbers, revising the related materials section, and making the finding aid DACS compliant. 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

 

Minutes and meeting files, 1920-1945, 1952-1979,
19.55 cubic ft.

The primary functions of the Texas State Board of Control were controlling and supervising the state eleemosynary institutions (state schools, hospitals and sanitariums, 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. Records include minutes, orders, correspondence, memoranda, and reports. This series is comprised of books of minutes for the years 1920-1945, paper bound minutes books for 1952-1955, and meeting files for the years 1939-1940, 1942-1945 and 1953-1979. Another series in this finding aid contains products of Board meetings for the years 1946-1949. As no minutes are present for this time period, this series - Actions of the Board - should be consulted for documentation of Board activities during the 1946-1949 period. Actions of the board regarding eleemosynary institutions for 1942-1943 are in the series Eleemosynary Division, Administrative files. Copies of some board minutes can be found in the series Board members files.
Organization
These records are organized into four series as received from the agency:
Minute books, 1920-1945, 1.55 cubic ft.
Meeting files, 1939-1945, 5.5 cubic ft.
Minute books, 1952-1955, 0.3 cubic ft.
Meeting files, 1953-1979, 12.2 cubic ft.
Index Terms
The terms listed here may be used to find similar or related records.
Document Types:
Administrative regulations--Texas--Public institutions--1920-1979.
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); 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. 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.
The early Minute books (1920-1945) and the early Meeting files (1939-1945) contain the names of youth in the state juvenile facilities and in the state schools and orphanages.
Preferred Citation
(Identify the item and cite the subseries), Minutes and meeting files, Texas State Board of Control records. Archives and Information Services Division, Texas State Library and Archives Commission.
Accession Information
Accession numbers: 1991/016, 1995/108
These records were transferred to the Archives and Information Services Division of the Texas State Library and Archives Commission by the Texas State Purchasing and General Services Commission on October 10, 1990; and by the Texas Legislative Reference Library on April 18, 1995.
Processing Information
Processed by Laura K. Saegert, August 1991
Revised by Laura K. Saegert, September 1996, October 2001
Additions made to finding aid were adding material to one series, changing a few box numbers, revising the related materials section, and making the finding aid DACS compliant. The overall finding aid was split due to online file size limitations by Laura K. Saegert, June 2008
Minute books, 1920-1945,
1.55 cubic ft.
The minute books (1920-1945) contain the signed record copy of the minutes of the Texas State Board of Control beginning with the first meeting of the Board, January 1, 1920. The last entry is December 28, 1945. The earliest entries are brief summations of the meetings but become more substantial by the mid 1920s. The Board met almost daily during 1920-1945. Board actions documented include appointments made, investigations conducted, reviews of accounts and appropriations, approval of requests for expenditures, obtaining bids and awarding contracts, and granting paroles and discharges to students in the state schools. The series Meeting files for the years 1942-1945 supplement these files.
Arrangement
Entries are arranged chronologically, as received from the agency.
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); 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. 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.
Preferred Citation
(Identify the item), Minute books (1920-1945), Minutes and meeting files, Texas State Board of Control records. Archives and Information Services Division, Texas State Library and Archives Commission.
Box
1991/016-1 January 1, 1920 - September 15, 1925
Box
1991/016-2 September 16, 1925 - August 31, 1928
Box
1991/016-3 September 3, 1928 - August 31, 1933
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1991/016-4 September 1, 1933 - November 7, 1935
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1991/016-5 November 8, 1935 - September 30, 1937
Box
1991/016-6 October 1, 1937 - November 30, 1938
Box
1991/016-7 December 2, 1938 - March 13, 1940
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1991/016-8 March 13, 1940 - May 31, 1941
Box
1991/016-9 June 2, 1941 - April 30, 1942
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1991/016-10 May 1, 1942 - July 31, 1943
Box
1991/016-11 August 2, 1943 - September 16, 1944
Box
1991/016-12 September 16, 1944 - December 28, 1945
Meeting files, 1939-1945,
5.5 cubic ft.
Materials found in these files include a copy or draft of the minutes of the Texas State Board of Control, orders of the Board, outgoing correspondence of the Board concerning actions taken at the previous meeting, interoffice memoranda, and summation sheets on the girls and boys in the state schools requesting paroles or discharges. Dates covered are 1939-1945.
Arrangement
These files are arranged by month, then in reverse chronological order within the folders, as received from the agency. In the first group, 1939-1940, the paroles and discharges are filed separately.
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); 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. 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.
Preferred Citation
(Identify the item), Meeting files (1939-1945), Minutes and meeting files, Texas State Board of Control records. Archives and Information Services Division, Texas State Library and Archives Commission.
Box
1991/016-13 November 1939 - October 1940
Paroles and discharges, 1939-1941
Affidavits on minutes, 1939-1940
Box
1991/016-14 April 1942 - January 1943
Box
1991/016-15 February 1943 - November 1943
Box
1991/016-16 December 1943 - October 1944
Box
1991/016-17 November 1944 - September 1945
Box
1991/016-18 October 1945 - December 1945
Minute books, 1952-1955,
0.3 cubic ft.
These books contain the signed record copy of the minutes of the Texas State Board of Control for the period April 29, 1952 - August 24, 1955. The Board met monthly during this time period. Board actions covered include opening bids and awarding contracts; purchasing supplies and equipment; the construction, maintenance, and inspection of state facilities; and the leasing or purchasing of buildings or land for use by state agencies. In the back of the second volume are several plats of East First Street State Property (in Austin). Some meeting files for this period exist to supplement these volumes.
Arrangement
There are three volumes, with entries arranged chronologically, as received from the agency.
Preferred Citation
(Identify the item), Minute books (1952-1955), Minutes and meeting files, Texas State Board of Control records. Archives and Information Services Division, Texas State Library and Archives Commission.
Box
1991/016-18 April 29, 1952 - August 24, 1955
Meeting files, 1953-1979,
12.2 cubic ft.
Materials found in these files include minutes, agenda, memos, correspondence, copies of legislation, statistical compilations, and reports of the Texas State Board of Control, dating 1953-1979. The earlier files contain an unsigned copy of the minutes. Beginning in mid 1969 signed copies of the minutes are present, which may or may not be the record copy. The Board met monthly during this time period. There are two sets of files for the 1950s - early 1960s, possibly the files of the Board and of one of the Board members. The first set contains a complete run of meeting files for 1953-1979. The second set consists of files only for the years 1955-1962. The sets are filed one after another.
Arrangement
These files are arranged in two groups by meeting date in chronological order, ending at the end of fiscal year 1979, as received from the agency.
Preferred Citation
(Identify the item), Meeting files (1953-1979), Minutes and meeting files, Texas State Board of Control records Archives and Information Services Division, Texas State Library and Archives Commission.
Meeting files, Set one, 1953-1979
Box
1991/016-18 September 1, 1953 - March 14, 1956
Box
1991/016-19 May 10, 1956 - August 19, 1957
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1991/016-20 September 19, 1957 - September 16, 1959
Box
1991/016-21 September 17, 1959 - December 18, 1961
Box
1991/016-22 January 18, 1962 - July 22, 1964
Box
1991/016-23 September 17, 1964 - February 16, 1967
Box
1991/016-24 April 20, 1967 - March 4, 1970
Box
1991/016-25 April 1, 1970 - July 27, 1973
Box
1991/016-26 September 28, 1973 - November 21, 1975
Box
1991/016-27 January 23, 1976 - April 28, 1978
Box
1991/016-28 June 2, 1978 - August 24, 1979
Meeting files, Set two, 1955-1962
Box
1991/016-28 September 28, 1955 - May 10, 1956
Box
1991/016-29 May 24, 1956 - April 20-21, 1960
Box
1991/016-30 May 19, 1960 - July 19, 1962

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Actions of the Board, 1946-1949, 1960-1961,
3 cubic ft.

The primary functions of the Texas State Board of Control were controlling and supervising the state eleemosynary institutions (state schools, hospitals and sanitariums, 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. These records contain products of the Texas State Board of Control meetings--orders and notices--covering all aspects of its duties, and reports on eleemosynary institutions, dating 1946-1949, 1960-1961. There are two groups of records. The early files, 1946-1949, are bound in seven volumes and are grouped by type of action. An unnumbered volume concerns personnel actions taken by the Board.
Accompanying the volumes for 1946-1949 is a group of meeting files which contain supporting documentation. These files consist primarily of summation sheets on students at the state school with outgoing letters of the Board concerning the disposition of the request for a parole or discharge. A few letters or memoranda concerning other Board action are also present. No minutes are present for this time period. In the Board members files series, copies of the Board's orders are present in several of the Chairman or Board members' files, including orders from 1942-1947 in Weaver Baker's files and from 1942-1952 in T. B. Warden's files. Orders of the Board concerning eleemosynary institutions for 1942-1943 are also in the series Eleemosynary Division, Administrative files.
The later group of records, 1960-1961, contains Board orders concerning leases and rentals for state agencies, and orders involving the Engineering Division of the Board. These are bound in four volumes.
Arrangement of the Records
Records are maintained as received from the agency. The materials within the earlier volumes (1946-1949) are filed in reverse chronological order. The files accompanying the volumes are arranged chronologically. The later group of volumes (1960-1961) are arranged in reverse chronological order.
Index Terms
The terms listed here may be used to find similar or related records.
Corporate Names:
Texas. State Board of Control--Officials and employees.
Subjects:
Lease and rental services--Government policy.
Public institutions--Texas--Inspection.
Document Types:
Administrative regulations--Texas--Public institutions--1946-1949.
Administrative regulations--Texas--Public buildings--1960-1961.
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); 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); an archivist must review these records before they can be accessed for research. 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.
Preferred Citation
(Identify the item), Actions of the Board, Texas State Board of Control records. Archives and Information Services Division, Texas State Library and Archives Commission.
Accession Information
Accession number: 1991/016
These records were transferred to the Archives and Information Services Division of the Texas State Library and Archives Commission by the Texas State Purchasing and General Services Commission on October 10, 1990.
Processing Information
Processed by Laura K. Saegert, August 1991
The finding aid was made DACS compliant and split due to online file size limitations by Laura K. Saegert, June 2008
Orders and reports, 1946-1947
Box
1991/016-31 Board of Control Personnel
I. Board of Control Departmental (Other Than Eleemosynary) Business and Executive Orders
II. Eleemosynary Personnel
[two volumes]
III. Eleemosynary Business
IV. Eleemosynary Wards
V. Transfers of Property - Departmental and Eleemosynary
VI. Inspection Reports of Eleemosynary Institutions (book one)
Box
1991/016-32 VI. Inspection Reports of Eleemosynary Institutions (books two and three)
VII. Lease and Rentals
Meeting files, 1946-1949
Box
1991/016-33 January - December 1946
January 1947 - August 1949
Orders, 1960-1961
Box
1991/016-33 Leases and Rentals, 1960-1961
[two volumes]
Engineering Division, 1960-1961
[two volumes]

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

The primary functions of the Texas State Board of Control were controlling and supervising the state eleemosynary institutions (state schools, hospitals and sanitariums, 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 was removed from this finding aid due to the electronic file size limitations imposed by the online finding aid web site (TARO). If you are reading this electronically, click on the following link to access the finding aid, Texas State Board of Control board members files. If you are reading this in paper, the series finding aid can be found in a separate divider within the binder.

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Secretary of the Board files, 1943-1945, bulk 1944,
0.47 cubic ft.

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. These are correspondence files of James W. Markam, Secretary of the Texas State Board of Control, dating 1943-1945, bulk dating 1944. The files consist of incoming mail to the secretary or to the Board of Control and Markham's outgoing replies. During this time period the Board of Control did not have an executive director, the Secretary handled the duties of the day to day operation of the agency. Correspondents include officials or staff in other state agencies and eleemosynary institutions, private businesses and companies, associations and foundations, and the general public.
Topics concern the routine activities of the Board, including purchasing and requisitions, equipment transfers and acquisitions, building maintenance and repairs, construction projects, job applications and referrals, requests for board publications, general questions about operations of the various Board divisions or eleemosynary institutions, mental hygiene issues and publications, and recyclying of paper, rag goods, or scrap metal from agencies and eleemosynary institutions for the war effort.
Arrangement
These records are arranged by topic or type of record (by State Archives staff), then generally in chronological order within the files.
Index Terms
The terms listed here may be used to find similar or related records.
Personal Names:
Markam, James W.
Subjects:
Recycling (Waste, etc.)--Texas.
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); 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. 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.
Preferred Citation
(Identify the item), Secretary of the Board files, Texas State Board of Control records. Archives and Information Services Division, Texas State Library and Archives Commission.
Accession Information
Accession number: 2002/035
Some unprocessed Board members files and other administrative files without any accession information were given an accession number for control on October 8, 2001.
Processed by
Processed by Laura K. Saegert, January 2002
The finding aid was made DACS compliant and split due to online file size limitations by Laura K. Saegert, June 2008
General correspondence files :
Box
2002/035-4 June-December, 1943
January-February, 1944
February 1944
March 1944
March-April, 1944
April-June, 1944
June-July, 1944
August-October, 1944
May-June, 1945
Clippings Bureau, 1943-1945
Equipment transfers and requisitions, 1944
Miscellaneous transfers, 1943-1944
Miscellaneous transfers, 1944-1945

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Executive Director files, 1933-1977, bulk 1954-1969,
8 cubic ft.

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. Types of records found in these files include incoming and outgoing correspondence, generally to/from the Executive Director, or with a copy directed to him; form letters; budget requests and working papers; leases; deeds; contracts; plans and drawings; studies and reports; surveys; inventories; copies of legislation; minutes of Board staff meetings; photographs; bills and invoices; receipts and disbursements; and brochures and other printed material. Dates covered are 1933-1977, with the bulk dating 1954-1969. These files cover the terms of several directors of the Texas State Board of Control, primarily those of William J. Burke, 1956-1969. Some earlier materials from Walter J. Bell, 1954-1956 are present as are some from Homer A. Foerster, 1970-1977. Some earlier correspondence dating back to 1939 is also present--letters directed to the Board rather than the Executive Director.
There are two groups of files, those of state agencies and those of historic parks. The first group contains files of state agencies, files pertaining to specific state buildings, and topical files. These files date from 1945 to 1977, primarily 1954-1969. Most of the deeds and contracts concern the historic parks. Some also involve centennial-related memorials and buildings. Earlier contracts, both historic parks and buildings, can be found in the series Contracts and related records,.
The latter group consists of files pertaining to the historic parks under control of the Board at this time: Fannin State Park, San Jacinto State Park, and the Battleship Texas. These files date from 1933 to 1965, primarily 1958-1965. Each of the parks had an associated commission (Fannin Battleground Commission, San Jacinto Park Commission) which advised and assisted the Board with the improvement and care of these facilities. The San Jacinto Museum of History Association contracted with the Board for care, custody, and control of the San Jacinto Memorial Monument and Tower, including operation of the elevators, gift shop and concessions (46th Legislature, Concurrent Resolution 21). The Battleship Texas was docked at the San Jacinto State Park and it was operated by the Battleship Texas Commission.
Topics concern the routine activities of the Board, including purchasing and requisitions, building maintenance and repairs, construction projects, office space rentals and assignments, parking and traffic control, and fire inspections. Other topics present are requests for moving the De Zavala family cemetery to the San Jacinto State Park and protests over the inadequate housing of the Texas State Archives. Correspondents include staff in other state agencies, members of the various historic park commissions/associations, prospective bidders, contractors, businesses, and the general public.
Arrangement of the Records
These files are maintained as received from the agency. Materials are foldered by state agency, building, park, or topic.
Index Terms
The terms listed here may be used to find similar or related records.
Personal Names:
Burke, William J.
Corporate Names:
Fannin Battleground Commission.
Texas. San Jacinto Museum of History Association.
Battleship Texas Commission.
Texas (Ship).
Subjects:
Public buildings--Texas--Design and construction.
Historic parks--Texas.
Places:
Fannin State Park (Tex.)
San Jacinto Battleground State Historical Park (Tex.)
Texas--Centennial celebrations, etc.
Document Types:
Correspondence--Texas--Administrative agencies--c. 1954-1969.
Memorandums--Texas--Administrative agencies--c. 1954-1969.
Reports--Texas--Administrative agencies--c. 1954-1969.
Administrative records--Texas--Administrative agencies--c. 1954-1969.
Financial records--Texas--Administrative agencies--c. 1954-1969.
Contracts--Texas--Historic parks--1933-1977.
Deeds--Texas--Historic parks--1933-1977.
Reports--Texas--Historic parks--1933-1977.
Correspondence--Texas--Historic parks--1933-1977.
Inventories--Texas--Historic parks--1933-1977.
Budgets--Texas--Historic parks--1933-1977.
Preferred Citation
(Identify the item), Executive Director files, Texas State Board of Control records. Archives and Information Services Division, Texas State Library and Archives Commission.
Accession Information
Accession number: 1991/016
These records were transferred to the Archives and Information Services Division of the Texas State Library and Archives Commission by the Texas State Purchasing and General Services Commission on October 10, 1990.
Processing Information
Processed by Laura K. Saegert, August 1991
The finding aid was made DACS compliant and split due to online file size limitations by Laura K. Saegert, June 2008
State agency files
State agency/topical files
Box
1991/016-71 Greenhouse plans (located at State Cemetery)
Daughters of the Republic of Texas, 1955-1967
De Zavala Cemetery, correspondence, 1960-1969
De Zavala Cemetery, maps, pictures, information
Staff minutes, 1964-1965
F.C.C., Citizens Radio Station License, 1970
Classification Committee, 1970
Comptroller's Office, correspondence, 1962-1969
Community Action Programs, 1969
Corrosion of metal (electric)
Civil Rights Act of 1964
Court of Criminal Appeals (includes plan), 1963-1964
Driver's licenses, photographs, 1967-1968
Fair Trade Law - Quality Stabilization, 1959-1964
Historical Survey Committee, 1956-1964
Highway Department - surplus property (right-of-way personal property sales), 1958-1959
Highway Department, correspondence, 1947-1965
Health Department, 1958-1963
Hall of Honor, 1969
House of Representatives, 1961-1965
Memo's - outgoing to state agencies, 1960-1968
Hospitals and Special Schools, 1950-1965
Hospitals and Special Schools, land transfer, 1961-1964
Box
1991/016-72 Correspondence, Department of Corrections, 1950-1963
Industry sales, Department of Corrections, 1965-1966
Land sale, Department of Corrections, 1965
D, miscellaneous, 1959-1965
Identification, 1961-1965
Excise Tax, 1959-1964
Economy Commission, 1951-1952
Committee on Saving Taxes, 1963
Cost of Government Study Committee, 1962
Fire inspection, 1956-1964
Tax study, 1961
House Committee on Efficiency and Economy, 1970
Job Classifications Study, 1958-1962
Legislation, corrective, 1958-1966
Legislation, federal, 1961
Legislative Budget Board, 1960-1964
Manual of Style, 1951, 1965
Meat grading, 1959-1960
Memorial Day observances, procedure, 1959
Operation Hometown, El Campo, Texas, 1962
Public Safety, Department of, 1959-1966
Parking and traffic control, 1964-1965
Parking and traffic control, 1954-1963
Data processing, general, 1964-1966
Correspondence, [State] Cemetery (includes plans), 1957-1963
Office buildings/topical files (most of these buildings are in the Capitol Complex)
Box
1991/016-73 Correspondence, Archives and Library Building, 1956-1966
Office space, Capitol, 1958-1959
Office space, Capitol, 1957
Post office, Capitol (includes plans), 1958-1963
Walton Building, 1959-1963
Correspondence, Houston Building, 1958-1960
Roof (1969 repairs), Houston Building
Authorized personnel to report trouble calls, 1966
Partitions, information and catalogues, 1965-1966
Lighting, state buildings, 1966
Sprinkler system and grounds, 1966
Switchgear installation, Houston & Courts, 1957
Catalogues, correspondence, 1957-1961
Reagan, John H. - Building, correspondence, 1960-1963
Thompson Building (formerly Tribune), 1945-1966
Pricing/expediting, Centralized Services, 1966
Correspondence, Centralized Services, 1959-1965
Centralized Services, All State Survey, 1958
Keys, Capitol, 1957-1958
“Buy-Ways”
Correspondence, miscellaneous, 1965-1969
Box
1991/016-74 Capitol Complex Projects:
1954-1959
1960-1961
1962
1963-1965
1966-1970
1971-1977
Elevator maintenance and repair contract, 1967
State office buildings, San Antonio, 1970
State office buildings, Houston, 1970
Civil defense/fallout shelters, 1958-1968
Utility contracts/state buildings, 1959-1971
Central plant - Sam Houston Buildings, 1960-1969
Stone and Weber Survey, master plan to supply utilities to Capitol Complex, 1966-1968
Air conditioning study/Capitol Complex, by Honeywell, Inc. (includes plans), 1964
Lease, Public Utility Commission, 1975
Lease, Governor's Energy Advisory Council, 1976
Lease, Texas Water Quality Board, 1977
Blanket waiver for lease of space, 1974-1976
Littlefield Building Lease, 1971-1975
Board of Control warehouse, First and Trinity streets, 1962-1968
Historical parks
Fannin State Park
Box
1991/016-75 Fannin Battleground, 1952-1964
Fannin Battleground, 1963-1965
Parks, state, Fannin State Battleground, 1956-1965
Fannin budget material and correspondence, 1956-1965
Budget, Fannin State Battleground, 1964-1965
Property inventory - historic parks (San Jacinto and Fannin), 1965
San Jacinto State Park
Box
1991/016-75 San Jacinto B. G. Commission monthly reports, 1959-1965
San Jacinto Operating Board, 1961
San Jacinto Battleground:
1952-1960
[wallet]
Correspondence, 1955-1960
Correspondence, 1961-1962
Correspondence, 1962-1963
Correspondence, 1964-1965
San Jacinto Day Observance, 1960-1966
San Jacinto Battleground:
(National Landmark correspondence), 1961-1962
Report, 1965
Audit report, 1965
[Budget materials, FY 1962 - FY 1967]
Box
1991/016-76 San Jacinto Battleground budget file copy, 1964-1965
Budget information, San Jacinto Battleground, 1961-1964
Budget work sheets, San Jacinto Battleground, 1965
[Annual Report of the Comptroller, 1965]
Flood Protection and Feasibility Study for San Jacinto Battleground State Park, 1972
Report on the Physical Condition of the Facilities and Structures of the San Jacinto Battleground State Park, 1960
San Jacinto Monument, also inventory of property and motion picture correspondence, Sept. 1960 - Jan. 1961
Report on restoration of monument, 1960
San Jacinto Battleground (monument repairs), 1961-1965
[2 folders]
San Jacinto Monument and repair construction, 1961-1965
Monument, flood lighting, 1963-1964
Employee [file], funeral expenses [re: accidental electrocution of employee], 1962-1963
San Jacinto Museum of History Association
Box
1991/016-77 Parks, state, San Jacinto Museum of History
Association, 1933-1965
[wallet]
San Jacinto Museum, 1943-1948
San Jacinto Museum of History, 1939-1942
San Jacinto Museum, 1940-1945
San Jacinto Museum of History, contract, proposed, 1965
Correspondence:
Box
1991/016-77 1964-1965
June - December 1963
January 1962 - May 1963
1957-1961
San Jacinto Museum of History, budget request, 1963-1964
San Jacinto Museum of History Association [includes plans], (study on souvenir counter), 1962
San Jacinto Museum of History Association, audit report, 1960-1965
Battleship Texas
Box
1991/016-78 Battleship Texas:
Correspondence file, 1948-1961
Correspondence file, 1962-1966
Correspondence file, 1967-1970
Correspondence file [includes plans], 1971-1977
Data/newspaper items
Audit reports, 1957-1968
[Financial reports, Battleship Texas Commission, 1962-1969]
Contracts and Deeds
[These primarily concern San Jacinto State Park, but several from centennial period projects are present (Goliad and Gonzales memorials, State of Texas Building) These are arranged by location of project. Two of these concern state office buildings and real estate rather than historic parks.]
Box
1991/016-78 # 3073 - Centennial Central Exposition, contract and resolution to repay $100,000.00, 1935
# 5076 - State of Texas Building, Dallas, contract and bond for repairs, 1937
# 5131 - Memorial Building, Gonzales, contract and bond to construct monument, 1937
# 5148 - Memorial Building, Gonzales, contract and bond for manufacture of bronze panel for monument, 1937
Goliad State Park, Goliad Memorial Auditorium:
# 5070 - Contract and bond to build auditorium, 1937
# 5071 - Contract and bond for electric construction, 1937
# 5075 - Contract and bond for plumbing, 1937
San Jacinto State Park:
# 989 - Right of way deed, 1933
# 3072 - Contract for engineering work on ship channel, 1936
# 3074 - Contract for work along ship channel, 1936
# 3075 - Extract of Board of Control minutes re: erection of memorial at the park, 1936
# 4027 - San Jacinto Memorial, contract and bond, 1936
[missing]
# 5706 - San Jacinto Memorial, Attorney General Opinion and contract with San Jacinto Museum Association for care and custody of memorial tower, 1939
# 5196 - San Jacinto Memorial, lightning protection, 1937
[missing]
# 5228 - San Jacinto Memorial, excerpts from Board of Control minutes and contract for making clay model for frieze of monument, 1937
# 5230 - Contract and bond for maintenance of landscape at the park, 1937
# 5917 - San Jacinto Memorial, contract with San Jacinto Museum of History Association for custody and maintenance of tower, 1941
# 8111 - San Jacinto Monument, Senate Resolution and contract extension with San Jacinto Museum of History Association for custody and maintenance of memorial tower, 1943
# 8195 - San Jacinto Monument, contract with San Jacinto Museum of History Association for custody and maintenance of memorial tower, 1945
# 8349 - San Jacinto Monument, correction to 1937 deed of land, 1946
# 8428 - San Jacinto Monument, contract renewal with San Jacinto Museum of History Association for custody and maintenance of memorial tower, 1947
# 8772 - San Jacinto Monument, contract renewal with San Jacinto Museum of History Association for custody and maintenance of memorial tower, 1949
# 8900 - Contract and bond for construction of restroom at the park, 1957
# 8914 - San Jacinto Monument, contract to operate concessions and souvenirs, 1951
# 8929 - Contract and bond for concession building at the park, 1951
# 8953 - Right of way easement, 1952
# 9007 - Contract and bond to remove old gutter and down pipe, 1952
# 9034 - Contract and bond for repairs to Superintendent's residence, 1952
# 9190 - San Jacinto Monument, contract with San Jacinto Museum of History Association for custody and maintenance of memorial tower, 1953
# 8241 - Tribune Building, Austin, contract for purchase of building by the state, 1945
# 8235 - State properties in Austin, contracts for lease of land, 1945
# 8496 - Battleship Texas, electric service contract, 1948
# 8542 - Battleship Texas, contract to lease space for concession stands, 1948

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Assistant Executive Director files, 1955-1958,
1 cubic ft.

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. The files consist of incoming and outgoing correspondence, covering the years 1955-1958, mainly 1957-1958. These are the files of Hubert Knight, the Assistant Executive Director of the Texas State Board of Control and primarily concern purchasing and requisition activities and property transfers. Notable topics include a series of complaints against Armstrong Tire and Rubber Company and the sale of surplus state-owned houses for the Texas Highway Department right-of-way program.
Arrangement of the Records
The records are foldered by agency, business or individual and arranged roughly alphabetically, as received from the agency.
Index Terms
The terms listed here may be used to find similar or related records.
Personal Names:
Knight, Hubert.
Document Types:
Correspondence--Texas--Administrative agencies--1955-1958.
Preferred Citation
(Identify the item), Assistant Executive Director files, Texas State Board of Control records. Archives and Information Services Division, Texas State Library and Archives Commission.
Accession Information
Accession number: 1991/016
These records were transferred to the Archives and Information Services Division of the Texas State Library and Archives Commission by the Texas State Purchasing and General Services Commission on October 10, 1990.
Processing Information
Processed by Laura K. Saegert, August 1991
The finding aid was made DACS compliant and split due to online file size limitations by Laura K. Saegert, June 2008
Box
1991/016-79 Adjutant General's Department
Agriculture Department, State
Frank Allen, Buildings and Grounds Division
Noel Amstead
Armstrong Tire and Rubber Company
Armory Board - sale of land
Auditor's Department
Senator E. Harold Beck
Walter L. Bell
Blind Commission
Blind, Deaf and Orphan
Board of Pardons and Paroles
William J. Burke
Don Cavness
Comptroller's Department
County and District Rd. Indebtedness
Court of Civil Appeals
Court of Criminal Appeals
Correspondence, 1957-1958
J. Crawford
Mim Davis
Texas Department of Public Safety re: surplus property
DPS - Department of Public Safety
Employees Retirement System
Expenditures, break-down
Firestone Tire and Rubber Company
Gatesville State School for Boys
Game and Fish Commission
[2 folders]
State Department of Health
[2 folders]
Highway Department
[2 folders]
Hospital Board (state schools)
House of Representatives
Secretary's correspondence
Industrial Accident Board
Mohawk Rubber Company
Tire contract - correspondence
Goodyear Tire and Rubber Company
Kerrville State Home
Hubert Knight, miscellaneous
Hubert Knight, personal
Texas Legislative Council
Bureau of Labor Statistics
Liquor Control Board
Livestock Sanitary Commission
C. F. McAuliff
Mailing list, correspondence

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Eleemosynary Pay-Patient Collector files, 1933-1935,
0.24 cubic ft.

A primary function of the Texas State Board of Control was 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. These are the correspondence files of the Eleemosynary Pay-Patient Collector of the Texas State Board of Control, dating 1933-1935. There are incoming and outgoing letters between the pay-patient collector and officials at the state eleemosynary institutions regarding patients and/or operations at the institutions, correspondence with county officials regarding patients the county wished to admit to the state schools and hospitals, and correspondence with state agencies and private companies regarding construction projects. One file in particular concerns the admission of a youth to the State Juvenile Correction facility.
The Eleemosynary Pay-Patient Collector was appointed by the Board in 1933 to supervise and assist eleemosynary institutions in making collections from inmates in these institutions where such inmates or their heirs, legal representatives, or families had sufficient property to make them legally liable for payment of the care and treatment of said inmates. The Pay-Patient Collector also assisted the Board in handling any general eleemosynary matters assigned, and supervised the construction program of the Board, beginning with Civil Works Administration (C.W.A.) contruction projects in the 1930s. During the period covered by these records the Pay-Patient Collector was Clark Wright.
Arrangement
There is a chronological set of correspondence files followed by an alphabetical set of files with state eleemosynary institutions, with letters arranged in chronological order within the folders. Files are arranged by State Archives staff.
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); 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); an archivist must review these records before they can be accessed for research. Correspondence concerning payments of patient's care is closed and will be removed from the files prior to researcher use. 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.
Preferred Citation
(Identify the item), Eleemosynary Pay-Patient Collector files, Texas State Board of Control records. Archives and Information Services Division, Texas State Library and Archives Commission.
Accession Information
Accession number: 2002/035
Some unprocessed Board members files and other administrative files without any accession information were given an accession number for control on October 8, 2001.
Processed by
Processed by Laura K. Saegert, January 2002
The finding aid was made DACS compliant and split due to online file size limitations by Laura K. Saegert, June 2008
Miscellaneous correspondence
Box
2002/035-8 October 1933-January 1934
February-July, 1934
July-October, 1934
November 1934-August 1935
Correspondence with institutions
Box
2002/035-8 Abilene State Hospital, 1933-1935
Austin State Hospital, 1934-1935
Austin State School, 1934-1935
Texas School for the Blind, 1933-1934
Texas School for the Deaf, 1933-1935
Home for Dependent and Neglected Children, 1934-1935
Galveston State Psychopathic Hospital, 1934-1935
Girls Training School, 1934-1935
State Juvenile Training School, 1935
State Juvenile Training School, discharge of juvenile, 1935
Rusk State Hospital, 1933-1935
San Antonio State Hospital, 1933-1935
Terrell State Hospital, 1933-1935
State Tuberculosis Sanatorium, 1934-1935
Wichita Falls State Hospital, 1933-1935

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Eleemosynary Division, 1937-1950, bulk 1937-1946,
1.11 cubic ft.

A primary function of the Texas State Board of Control was 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. These records are correspondence, reports, memorandums, statistical compilations, and a register of the Eleemosynary Divison of the Texas State Board of Control, largely concerned with the population status of the institutions. Dates covered are 1937-1950, with the bulk dating 1937-1946. The loose records (1937-1946) consist of Board orders and inter-office memos to institution superintendents; correspondence; statistical compilations, such as attendance and admission reports; and a set of files concerning the State Psychopathic Hospital in Galveston. Topics covered largely deal with the population status within the various institutions or the reopening of the psychopathic hospital.
The register (1940-1950) lists the officials at state eleemosynary institutions from 1940 through 1950. A brief history of the enabling legislation for each institution is given, then a list of the officials, their respective job titles, and dates appointed. Only the top administrative or supervisory officials are listed for each institution, generally the superintendent or storekeeper-accountant.
A more complete set of orders of the Board of Control concerning eleemosynary issues is in the series Actions of the Board. Additional correspondence with eleemosynary institutions and some board orders can be found in the series Board members files.
The Eleemosynary Division was one of the original Divisions of the Texas State Board of Control when it was created in 1919 (Senate Bill 147, 36th Legislature, Regular Session). The Eleemosynary Division managed and supervised the various state eleemosynary institutions, consisting of state hospitals, state schools, state orphans homes, the Alabama-Coushatta Indians, state juvenile training schools, state tuberculosis sanatoriums, the men's and women's Confederate Homes, and state institutions for the deaf, dumb, and blind. The Division conducted inspections of these institutions, supervised their operations, and handled their purchases and expenditures. In 1949, the 51st Legislature transferred control and management of the eleemosynary institutions to the Texas Board for State Hospitals and Special Schools and the Texas Youth Development Council. The Board of Control continued to act as a purchasing agent for the institutions.
Organization
These records are organized into two sub-series by State Archives staff:
Administrative files, 1937-1946, 1 cubic ft.
Register, 1940-1950, 0.11 cubic ft.
Index Terms
The terms listed here may be used to find similar or related records.
Corporate Names:
Texas. State Board of Control. Eleemosynary Division.
Texas. State Psychopathic Hospital.
Subjects:
Public institutions--Texas--Officials and employees.
Document Types:
Registers--Texas--Public institutions--1940-1950.
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); 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); an archivist must review these records before they can be accessed for research. 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.
Preferred Citation
(Identify the item and cite the series), Eleemosynary Division, Texas State Board of Control records. Archives and Information Services Division, Texas State Library and Archives Commission.
Accession Information
Accession numbers: 1989/169, 1994/019
These records were transferred to the Archives and Information Services Division of the Texas State Library and Archives Commission by the Texas State Purchasing and General Services Commission on July 14, 1989 and by the Texas Department of Mental Health/Mental Retardation on October 19, 1993.
Processed by
Processed by Laura K. Saegert, November 1989
Processed by Paul Beck, October 1993
The finding aid was made DACS compliant and split due to online file size limitations by Laura K. Saegert, June 2008
Administrative files, 1937-1946,
1 cubic ft.
These records are correspondence, reports, memorandums, and statistical compilations, of the Eleemosynary Divison of the Texas State Board of Control, largely concerned with the population status of the institutions. Dates covered are 1937-1946. They consist of Board orders and inter-office memos to institution superintendents; correspondence; statistical compilations, such as attendance and admission reports; and a set of files concerning the State Psychopathic Hospital in Galveston. Topics covered largely deal with the population status within the various institutions or the reopening of the psychopathic hospital. Types of compilations found include attendance and admission reports, reports of the movement of the population, and average monthly populations. Other files include a set of files from the State Psychopathic Hospital in Galveston, containing correspondence related to the closing of the hospital, an inventory, and monthly budget statements from 1941 to 1943. Following the foldered materials are some loose cards, which contain figures for population capacities and population status in the various institutions, dated 1937-1943.
Arrangement of the Records
These records are unarranged, as received from the agency.
Index Terms
The terms listed here may be used to find similar or related records.
Corporate Names:
Texas. State Psychopathic Hospital.
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); 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); an archivist must review these records before they can be accessed for research. 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.
Preferred Citation
(Identify the item), Administrative files, Eleemosynary Division, Texas State Board of Control records. Archives and Information Services Division, Texas State Library and Archives Commission.
Accession Information
Accession number: 1989/169
These records were transferred to the Archives and Information Services Division of the Texas State Library and Archives Commission by the Texas State Purchasing and General Services Commission to the State Archives on July 14, 1989.
Processed by
Processed by Laura K. Saegert, November 1989
The finding aid was made DACS compliant and split due to online file size limitations by Laura K. Saegert, June 2008
Box Folder
1989/169-1 1. [Fred] Donohoo, 1942-1943
2. Inter-office memo, 1943
3. Inventory, State Psychopathic Hospital, 1943
4. Objector's camp [State Psychopathic Hospital, 1943]
5. Budget, monthly statements, State Psychopathic Hospital, 1941-1943
6. State Psychopathic Hospital, 1943
7. Board of Control orders, 1943
8. [Fred] Donohoo, inter-office, 1939-1942
9. Attendance report, Eleemosynary Division, 1945-1946
10. State Tuberculosis Sanatorium, weekly admission report, 1945-1946
11. Kerrville State Sanatorium, weekly admission report, 1945-1946
12. Bi-monthly compiled report (hospitals), 1942-1943
13. Bi-monthly compiled movement of population reports (mental hospitals), 1945-1946
14. Bi-monthly compiled movement of population reports (all hospitals), 1944-1945
16. Bi-monthly compiled movement of population reports (hospitals), 1943-1944
17. Form letters to institutions, 1945
18. Board orders, 1942-1943
19. Fred Donohoo, 1942-1945
20. State hospital, 1942
21. Movement of Population and data on psychosis, 1941
22. Eleemosynary data sheet, 1943
23. Movement of Inmate Population, 1943
24. Average monthly population, 1942-1943
25. [Veterans Employment Preference law], July 24, 1945
26. Letters sent to all or part of Superintendents, State Mental Hospitals, 1943-1944
27. General letters, institutional superintendents, 1945-1946
28. General letters, institutional superintendents, 1944-1945
29. General letters, institutional superintendents, 1942-1943
30. Victory Tax data, 1943
31. Superintendents meeting and seminar, 1943
32. Brady State School, student handbook, undated
Loose cards, re: population capacity and population status of institutions, 1937-1943
Register, 1940-1950,
0.11 cubic ft.
Records consist of one volume that lists the officials at state eleemosynary institutions from 1940 through 1950. These institutions were managed by the Texas State Board of Control. A brief history of the enabling legislation for each institution is given, then a list of the officials, their respective job titles, and dates appointed. Only the top administrative or supervisory officials are listed for each institution, generally the superintendent or storekeeper-accountant.
Arrangement of the Records
The institutions are arranged alphabetically in the volume, as received from the agency.
Index Terms
The terms listed here may be used to find similar or related records.
Corporate Names:
Texas. State Board of Control. Eleemosynary Division.
Subjects:
Public institutions--Texas--Officials and employees.
Document Types:
Registers--Texas--Public institutions--1940-1950.
Preferred Citation
(Identify the item), Register, Eleemosynary Division, Texas State Board of Control records. Archives and Information Services Division, Texas State Library and Archives Commission.
Accession Information
Accession number: 1994/019
This register was transferred to the Archives and Information Services Division of the Texas State Library and Archives Commission by the Texas Department of Mental Health/Mental Retardation on October 19, 1993. This volume was in the custody of Fred Donahoo, chief accountant of the State Board of Control.
Processing Information
Processed by Paul B. Beck, October 1993
The finding aid was made DACS compliant and split due to online file size limitations by Laura K. Saegert, June 2008
volume
1994/19 Register of Institutional Officials at State Eleemosynary Institutions, 1940-1950

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Relief Commission Division, 1933-1935, undated,
7.52 cubic ft.

One of the functions of the Texas State Board of Control was the administration of relief funds to the unemployed through the efforts of its Relief Commission Division. Types of records are correspondence, reports, bulletins, forms and related materials, dating from 1933 to 1935 and undated. Records are of the Relief Commission Division of the Texas State Board of Control and its predecessor agencies, the Texas Relief Commission and the Texas Rehabilitation and Relief Commission. Subjects include public welfare administration, federal aid to public welfare, and the Emergency Education Program. See the series, Board members files, especially Chairman Claude Teer's files and Board member Tom DeBerry's files, for additional Relief Commission Division correspondence.
Agency History
The administration of relief programs in the State of Texas began on November 1, 1932. At that time Governor Ross S. Sterling devised a system which allocated federal funds to counties through the various Chambers of Commerce. This system continued until March 1, 1933, when Governor Miriam A. Ferguson created the original Texas Relief Commission by executive order. A number of reasons prevented the Commission's success.
Due to the unsatisfactory results of the first Texas Relief Commission the Legislature on May 16, 1933, created the Texas Rehabilitation and Relief Commission (House Bill 897, Chapter 141, Acts of the Forty-Third Legislature, Regular Session). This commission was renamed the Texas Relief Commission on October 16, 1933 (Senate Bill 46, Chapter 37, Acts of the Forty-Third Legislature, First Called Session).
The chief purpose of the Texas Relief Commission was to coordinate and unify the administration of all federal or state funds appropriated or otherwise made available for the employment, rehabilitation or relief of the unemployed. The sale of Texas Relief Bonds was one method by which state funds were generated for the use of the Commission. County Relief Boards, also created by the act of October 16, 1933, worked in conjunction with the Commission to administer relief to the unemployed through the organization of work opportunities and projects.
The Commission became a division of the Texas State Board of Control on September 26, 1934 (House Bill 1, Chapter 34, Acts of the Forty-Third Legislature, Third Called Session). The administration of all relief activities was centralized in the new Texas Relief Commission Division of the Board.
Organization
These records are organized into two series by State Archives staff:
Records of the Commission, 1933-1935, undated, 3.06 cubic ft.
Records of the Emergency Education Program, 1934-1935, 4.46 cubic ft.
Index Terms
The terms listed here may be used to find similar or related records.
Corporate Names:
Texas. State Board of Control. Relief Commission Division. Emergency Education Program.
Texas. State Board of Control. Relief Commission Division.
Texas Rehabilitation and Relief Commission.
Subjects:
Public welfare administration--Texas.
Federal aid to public welfare--Texas.
Document Types:
Correspondence--Texas--Public welfare--1933-1935.
Reports--Texas--Public welfare--1933-1935.
Bulletins--Texas--Public welfare--1933-1935.
Functions:
Coordinating public welfare administration.
Administering public welfare programs.
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
Adam R. Johnson Papers, 1934-1938, fractional
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. [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).]
Preferred Citation
(Identify the item and cite the series), Relief Commission Division, Texas State Board of Control records. Archives and Information Services Division, Texas State Library and Archives Commission.
Accession Information
Accession numbers: unknown, 2005/175, 2006/051
No accession data was located for most of these records. Records were received by the Texas State Library and Archives Commission from the Legislative Reference Library on August 9 and November 8, 2005.
Processed by
Bulk processed by an unknown archivist in the 1980s
Material added to series and the finding aid was made DACS compliant and split due to online file size limitations by Laura K. Saegert, June 2008
Records of the Commission, 1933-1935, undated,
3.06 cubic ft.
Types of records are correspondence, reports, bulletins, forms, and related materials from the Texas Relief Commission Division of the Texas State Board of Control, dating from 1933 to 1935 and undated. The vast majority of correspondence is mimeographed. The correspondence, directed primarily to county administrators and supervisors, deals with informational guidelines on various projects. The correspondence may be from the Texas Relief Commission, Texas Civil Works Administration, Texas Transient Bureau, Texas Farm Debt Conciliation Committee, or the National Re-employment Service. There are also records relating to the Federal Civil Works Administration Projects, for example, on types of work projects for women. Two major reports in this series include the "Report of Texas Rehabilitation and Relief Commission to the House of Representatives," and the "Report of Relief Funds to the Senate and House of Representatives," both dated September 20, 1933.
Arrangement
These records are arranged in alphabetical order by folder title, as received from the agency.
Index Terms
The terms listed here may be used to find similar or related records.
Corporate Names:
Texas Rehabilitation and Relief Commission.
Subjects:
Public welfare administration--Texas.
Federal aid to public welfare--Texas.
Document Types:
Correspondence--Texas--Public welfare--1933-1935.
Reports--Texas--Public welfare--1933-1935.
Bulletins--Texas--Public welfare--1933-1935.
Forms (documents)--Texas--Public welfare--1933-1935.
Mimeograph copies--Texas--Public welfare--1933-1935.
Functions:
Coordinating public welfare administration.
Administering public welfare programs.
Preferred Citation
(Identify the item), Records of the Commission, Relief Commission Division, Texas State Board of Control records. Archives and Information Services Division, Texas State Library and Archives Commission.
Accession Information
Accession numbers: unknown, 2005/175, 2006/051
No accession data was located for most of these records. Records were received by the Texas State Library and Archives Commission from the Legislative Reference Library on August 9 and November 8, 2005.
Processing Information
bulk by an unknown archivist; recent accessions by Laura K. Saegert, June 2008
Box Folder
4-19/326 1. Child Welfare Survey, Workers Manual, undated
2-3. Commodity Distribution Letters Nos. 9-70, December, 1933-August 1934
4-19. Correspondence, January-June 30, 1934
Box Folder
4-19/327 1-14. Correspondence, July 2-October 17, 1934
box Folder
4-19/328 1-14. Correspondence, October 19, 1934-March 12, 1935
Box Folder
4-19/329 1-2. Department of Rural Rehabilitation, Correspondence, Forms, May-December, 1934
3. Department of Rural Rehabilitation, Instruction Manual, undated
4-10. Misc. Correspondence, Bulletins, Forms, June, November, 1933-August, 1934
11-16. Misc. Correspondence, Bulletins, Forms, undated
17-18. Misc. Correspondence, Reports, Forms, F.S. Nos. 7-264, undated
19-21. National Re-employment Service, November, 1933-August, 1934
22. National Re-employment Service, Correspondence, undated
Box Folder
4-19/330 1-3. News Releases, March 1934-March 1935
4-10. Project Surveys and Applications for Loans, Grants. Anderson-Zavala Counties, 1933
11-18. Report of Relief Funds, Part I-Part VIII, September 20, 1933
box Folder
4-19/331 1-3. Report of Relief Funds, Part IX-Part XI, September 20, 1933
Box Folder
4-19/331 4-15. Report of Texas Rehabilitation and Relief Commission, September 20, 1933
box Folder
4-19/332 1-2. Texas Civil Works Administration, Safety Campaign Bulletins, Nos. 1-14, January-February, 1934
Box Folder
4-19/332 3. Texas Farm Debt Conciliation Committee, December, 1933-October, 1934
4. Texas Relief Commission, Safety Campaign Bulletins, Nos. 1-16, May-November, 1934
5. Texas Transient Bureau, Accounting Manual, March 1, 1934
6. Texas Transient Bureau, Correspondence, Forms, December, 1933-July, 1934
7. Texas Transient Bureau, Rules and Regulations Nos. 1-5, January 30, 1935
Box
2005/175 Texas Transient Bureau, reports, 1934
Box
2006/051 Child welfare survey, about 1934
Records of the Emergency Education Program, 1934-1935,
4.46 cubic ft.
Types of records are correspondence, reports, and related materials from the Emergency Education Program of the Relief Commission Division, Texas State Board of Control, dating from 1934 to 1935. The records include monthly reports of teachers employed in rural school extension programs; approval of aid to extend term of schools forced to close; school budget information; teacher payroll information; lists of projects with amount of money for each project; and weekly reports of teachers employed in the Emergency Education Program.
Arrangement
These records are arranged alphabetically by county and then by school district, as received from the agency.
Index Terms
The terms listed here may be used to find similar or related records.
Corporate Names:
Texas. State Board of Control. Relief Commission Division. Emergency Education Program.
Subjects:
Public welfare administration--Texas.
Document Types:
Correspondence--Texas--Public welfare--1934-1935.
Reports--Texas--Public welfare--1934-1935.
Functions:
Administering public welfare programs.
Preferred Citation
(Identify the item), Records of the Emergency Education Program, Relief Commission Division, Texas State Board of Control records. Archives and Information Services Division, Texas State Library and Archives Commission.
Accession Information
Accession number: unknown
No accession data was located for these records.
Processing Information
unknown
Box Folder
4-19/332 8-16. Emergency Education Program, Hale-Harris Counties, 1934
box Folder
4-19/333 1-15. Emergency Education Program, Harris-Hopkins Counties, 1934
Box Folder
4-19/334 1-17. Emergency Education Program, Houston-Jefferson Counties, 1934
Box Folder
4-19/335 1-18. Emergency Education Program, Jim Wells-Lee Counties, 1934
Box Folder
4-19/336 1-19. Emergency Education Program, Leon-Matagorda Counties, 1934
box Folder
4-19/337 1-19. Emergency Education Program, Matagorda-Montague Counties, 1934
box Folder
4-19/338 1-17. Emergency Education Program, Montague-Panola Counties, 1934
box Folder
4-19/339 1-17. Emergency Education Program, Parker-Runnels Counties, 1934
Box Folder
4-19/340 1-16. Emergency Education Program, Runnels-Shelby Counties, 1934
Box Folder
4-19/341 1-10. Emergency Education Program, Shelby-Swisher Counties, 1934
11-12. Emergency Education Program, Projects, May-September, 1934
13. Emergency Education Program, Project Numbers, 1934
14. Emergency Education Program, Payroll Correspondence, May-October, 1934
15-17. Emergency Education Program, Weekly Reports of Teachers, Anderson-Winkler Counties, 1934-35

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Division of Estimates and Appropriations, 1926-1939, bulk 1936-1938,
1.41 cubic ft.

One of the primary functions of the Texas State Board of Control was the preparing the budget for the state and serving as the state's chief financial officer. This series contains financial materials used for budget requests of state agencies and historical parks, including correspondence and memoranda, statements of appropriations and expenditures, biennial reports of agencies, reports of agency activities, publications, clippings, spreadsheets, and notes. Dates covered are 1926-1939, bulk dating 1936-1938. These are the files of J.D. Hall, Chief of the Division of Estimates and Appropriations of the Texas State Board of Control, also known as the State Budget Director. He was responsible for preparing budget requests for state agencies as part of the overall biennial budget request for state government submitted to the Governor and the Legislature. The budget director gathered information about and/or from the agencies, prepared statistical compilations, conducted budget inspections, and held hearings for agencies about their budget requests. This division was also responsible, during the period covered by these records, for preparing the biennial appropriation budget for state agencies, the biennial report for the Board of Control, assisting with the collection of pay-patient funds, assisting with the auditing of eleemosynary institutions, and other duties as assigned.
There are two sets of files in this series, those for state agencies and those for historical parks. The agency files contain materials gathered for the state agencies budget hearing process and were used in the preparation of the state's overall biennial appropriation budget. The historical parks files concern budget estimates and/or requests of individual parks, but also provide information about the history of the parks, as many files contain publications and clippings about the parks.
Arrangement
These records are arranged into two groups by State Archives staff: state agency files and historical parks files. Within each group is a file of administrative budget information, the rest of the files are in alphabetical order either by the name of the agency or the name of the park.
Index Terms
The terms listed here may be used to find similar or related records.
Corporate Names:
Texas. State Board of Control. Division of Estimates and Appropriations.
Subjects:
Budget--Texas.
Historic parks--Texas.
Document Types:
Correspondence--Texas--Historic parks--1926-1939.
Financial records--Texas--Public institutions--1926-1939.
Financial records--Texas--Historic parks--1926-1939.
Clippings--Texas--Public institutions--1926-1939.
Clippings--Texas--Historic parks--1926-1939.
Preferred Citation
(Identify the item), Division of Estimates and Appropriations, Texas State Board of Control records. Archives and Information Services Division, Texas State Library and Archives Commission.
Accession Information
Accession number: 2002/035
Some unprocessed Board members files and other administrative files without any accession information were given an accession number for control on October 8, 2001.
Processed by
Processed by Laura K. Saegert, January 2002
The finding aid was made DACS compliant and split due to online file size limitations by Laura K. Saegert, June 2008
Box
2002/035-5 Budget preparation materials, 1937-1938
Budget preparation materials, 1930-1938
[5 folders]
State agency files
Box
2002/035-5 State Board of Architectural Examiners, 1937-1938
State Banking Department, 1935-1938
Board of Barber Examiners, 1930-1935
State Commission for the Blind, 1933-1938
Comptroller, 1933-1939
State Board of Control, 1931-1939
[2 folders]
State Board of Control, Division of Public Welfare, 1937-1939
State Board of Control, Relief Commission Division, 1933-1938
Cosmetology Board, about 1936-1938
State Board of Education, 1932-1938
State Board of Registration for Professional Engineers, 1938
Executive Department, 1937-1938
State Board of Dental Examiners, 1936-1938
Box
2002/035-6 Game, Fish and Oyster Commission, 1934-1939
[2 folders]
General Land Office, 1935-1938
Board of Health, 1927-1938
[2 folders]
State Highway Department, 1930-1938
Industrial Accident Board, 1936-1938
Board of Insurance Commissioners, 1932-1939
[2 folders]
Bureau of Labor Statistics, 1932-1939
Library and Historical Commission, 1932-1939
[2 folders]
Liquor Control Board, 1936-1939
[2 folders]
Livestock Sanitary Commission, 1931-1939
[2 folders]
State Board of Medical Examiners, 1935-1936
Box
2002/035-7 Old Age Assistance Commission, 1936-1939
Board of Pardons and Paroles, 1936-1939
State Parks Board, 1932-1938
Texas Planning Board, 1935-1938
Texas Prison System, 1931-1939
[3 folders]
Department of Public Safety, 1932-1938
Railroad Commission, about 1934-1938
State Reclamation Department, 1931-1938
Secretary of State, 1932-1939
State Tax Board, 1927-1938
Teacher Retirement System, about 1938
Treasury Department, about 1934-1938
Unemployment Compensation Commission, 1936-1938
Board for Lease of University Lands, 1934
Board of Water Engineers, 1926-1937
Historical parks files
Box
2002/035-7 Alamo, 1935-1939
State Cemetery, 1936
Fannin State Park, about 1936-1937
Goliad State Park, about 1936-1938
Gonzales State Park, about 1936-1939
Kings Refugio State Park, about 1936-1939
Lipantitlan State Park, 1938
Monument Hill, about 1934
San Jacinto State Park, 1934-1938
Washington State Park, 1932-1938
Miscellaneous data, historical parks, 1932-1938

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Centennial Division, 1935-1939,
0.47 cubic ft.

The Centennial Division was created by the Texas State Board of Control to handle duties assigned the Board in connection with the Texas Centennial Celebration. Duties included reviewing and presenting to the Board plans and expenditures for the exposition in Dallas, for buildings to be built or renovated elsewhere in the state, and for the erection of historical markers and memorials. Final approval on such Centennial activities was given by the Board. Records consist of two books of minutes covering the period May 16, 1935, the meeting at which the Board established the Division, through August 15, 1939. Also present is a folder of associated materials containing letters concerning the Division or the Texas Centennial and invitations to the opening of Centennial activities. These items are dated 1938. Correspondence related to the Texas Centennial and the Board's activities for it can be found in the series Board Members files. Contracts and deeds involving centennial-related projects can primarily be found in the Executive Director's files series. A few others are present in the series Contracts and related records,. Specifications for the construction of the State of Texas Building at the Texas Centennial Exposition can be found in the series Specifications and blueprints.
Arrangement of the Records
These records are arranged chronologically by meeting date, as received from the agency.
Index Terms
The terms listed here may be used to find similar or related records.
Corporate Names:
Texas. State Board of Control. Centennial Division.
Places:
Texas--Centennial celebrations, etc.
Document Types:
Minutes--Texas--Centennial celebrations, etc.--1935-1939.
Correspondence--Texas--Centennial celebrations, etc.--1935-1939.
Related Material
The following materials are offered as possible sources of further information on the agencies and subjects covered by the records. The listing is not exhaustive.
Texas State Archives
Texas Commission of Control for Texas Centennial Celebrations, Records, 1934-1940, 33.29 cubic ft.
Preferred Citation
(Identify the item), Centennial Division, Texas State Board of Control records. Archives and Information Services Division, Texas State Library and Archives Commission.
Accession Information
Accession number: 1991/016
These records were transferred to the Archives and Information Services Division of the Texas State Library and Archives Commission by the Texas State Purchasing and General Services Commission on October 10, 1990.
Processing Information
Processed by Laura K. Saegert, August 1991
The finding aid was made DACS compliant and split due to online file size limitations by Laura K. Saegert, June 2008
Box
1991/016-80 Minutes, May 16, 1935 - December 31, 1937
Minutes, January 3, 1938 - August 15, 1939
Centennial Division, 1938

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Institutional Accounting Division, 1932-1942, bulk 1936-1939,
2.12 cubic ft.

A primary function of the Texas State Board of Control was the control and supervision of 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. Materials are financial records and audit reports of individual eleemosynary institutions. The audits were prepared by the Institutional Accountant of the Board. Dates covered are 1932-1942, the bulk dating 1936-1939. Types of financial records present include inventories of property, hardware, groceries, dry goods, and narcotics (generally in the state hospitals); statements and/or summaries of accounts (groceries, hardware, employee expenses, etc.); adding machine tapes; expense statements; trial balance sheets; notes; correspondence between the accountant and the institution; occasional correspondence with members of the Board; the original handwritten audit report; typed drafts of the report, often with changes noted; an investigative report of affairs at the Abilene State Hospital; and lists of individual accounts of patients or residents in the institutions. This last item, the lists of individual accounts, have been removed because the names of people in the state hospitals and schools and the children in the state juvenile training or correction facilities are confidential. Additional audit reports and audit files of eleemosynary institutions by the board can be found in the series Board members files, especially in the files of Chairman H.H. Harrington and Chairman Harry Knox.
The Institutional Accountant of the Board of Control was charged with auditing all the state eleemosynary institutions as circumstances permitted and supervising the accounting activities of the various Storekeeper-Accountants at each institution. Efforts were made to audit each institution yearly or as close to yearly as possible. Accountants of the Board during this period were W.J. Womack and Alfred W. Oliphant, Jr.
Arrangement
These records are arranged into three groups by State Archives staff: audit files, audit reports, and miscellaneous financial records. Within each group the files are arranged alphabetically by institution.
Index Terms
The terms listed here may be used to find similar or related records.
Corporate Names:
Texas. State Board of Control. Institutional Accounting Division.
Subjects:
Budget--Texas.
Document Types:
Audits--Texas--Public institutions--1932-1942.
Financial records--Texas--Public institutions--1932-1942.
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); or 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); an archivist must review these records before they can be accessed for research. 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.
Preferred Citation
(Identify the item), Institutional Accounting Division, Texas State Board of Control records. Archives and Information Services Division, Texas State Library and Archives Commission.
Accession Information
Accession numbers: 1962/218, 2002/031
Some 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, 1963. The majority of the files are part of a group of unprocessed audit reports and audit working papers without any accession information that were given an accession number for control on October 3, 2001.
Processed by
Processed by Laura K. Saegert, January 2002
The finding aid was made DACS compliant and split due to online file size limitations by Laura K. Saegert, June 2008
Audit files and reports, 1934-1942, bulk 1936-1939
Audit files
Box
2002/031-1 Abilene State Hospital, November 23, 1937
Abilene State Hospital, May 2, 1939
Alabama - Coushatta Indians, August 31, 1939
Alabama - Coushatta Indians, September 1, 1939
Austin State Hospital, July 25, 1937
Austin State Hospital, June 2-12, 1937
Austin State School, May 24, 1939
Austin State School Farm Colony, June 16, 1937
Austin State School Farm Colony, April 12, 1939
Confederate Woman's Home:
May 27-29, 1937
November 15, 1937
July 11, 1939
Deaf, Dumb and Blind Institute for Colored Youth, 1932-1934
Deaf, Dumb and Blind Institute for Colored Youth, May 13, 1936
Galveston Psychopathic Hospital, September 1, 1937
Galveston Psychopathic Hospital, January 14, 1938
Girls Training School, September 9, 1936
Girls Training School, February 10, 1938
Box
2002/031-2 Home for Dependent and Neglected Children, April 1, 1936
Kerrville State Sanatorium, April 12, 1938
Rusk State Hospital, October 1, 1937
Rusk State Hospital, March 22, 1938
San Antonio State Hospital:
April 15, 1938
December 4, 1939
January 17, 1940
State Colored Orphan's Home, September 2, 1936
State Juvenile Training School:
May 1, 1936
January 4, 1938
July 27, 1939
State Orphans Home:
April 6, 1936
September 22, 1937
September 19, 1939
Terrell State Hospital, October 16, 1939
Box
2002/031-3 Texas Confederate Home:
March 20, 1936
March 14, 1938
May 24, 1939
Texas School for the Blind, June 10, 1936
Texas School for the Blind, July 1, 1937
Texas School for the Deaf:
June 17, 1936
August 22, 1937
August 31, 1939
State Tuberculosis Sanatorium, December 8, 1937
Waco State Home, March 28, 1938
Wichita Falls State Hospital, 1934-1935
Wichita Falls State Hospital, 1938
Audit reports
Box
2002/031-3 Abilene State Hospital, 1937-1939
Alabama - Coushatta Indians, 1937-1939
Austin State Hospital, 1935-1937
Austin State Hospital, 1937-1939
Austin State School, 1935-1937
Austin State School, 1937-1939
Austin State School Farm Colony, 1935-1937
Austin State School Farm Colony, 1937-1939
Box
2002/031-4 Confederate Woman's Home:
1935-1937
1937
1937-1939
Kerrville State Sanatorium, 1938-1939
Kerrville State Sanatorium, inventory, stock on hand, 1942
Rusk State Hospital, 1935-1937
Rusk State Hospital, 1937-1938
San Antonio State Hospital:
1937-1938
1938-1939
1939-1940
State Juvenile Training School, 1936-1938
State Juvenile Training School, 1938-1939
State Orphans Home, 1936-1937
State Orphans Home, 1937-1939
State Tuberculosis Sanatorium, 1935-1937
Terrell State Hospital, 1935-1937
Texas Confederate Home, 1936-1938
Texas Confederate Home, 1938-1939
Texas School for the Blind, 1936-1937
Texas School for the Blind, 1937-1939
Texas School for the Deaf, 1936-1937
Texas School for the Deaf, 1937-1939
Miscellaneous financial records, 1932-1942
Box
1962/218-2 Abilene State Hospital:
Correspondence, 1936-1941
Inventory of goods, 1933
Investigation of conditions at hospital, 1942
Narcotics inventory, 1942
Statements of accounts, 1932-1935
Statements of departmental costs, 1937-1939
Stock account sheets, 1936-1937
Trial balance sheets, 1937-1942
Rusk State Hospital:
Correspondence, 1937-1942
Statements of accounts, 1932-1935
Terrell State Hospital:
Correspondence, 1938-1942
Departmental costs, 1937-1939
Narcotics inventory, 1939
Pre-closing trial balance sheets, 1937-1939
Statements of accounts, 1933-1935

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Purchasing Division, 1953-1962, undated,
3 cubic ft.

A primary function of the Texas State Board of Control was serving as the purchasing agent for state institutions and agencies. The files consist of copies of minutes of the Texas State Board of Control meetings and may be accompanied by meeting agenda, monthly reports from the Design and Construction Division, reports inspecting the quality of supplies and equipment, incoming and outgoing correspondence and reports re: bid awards and requisitions, minutes from Printing and Purchasing meetings, list of expenditures, a procedure manual for purchasing operations, and other materials related to purchasing activities. Dates of the records are 1953-1962 and undated. These records are the files of Alice Miller, Chief of the Purchasing Division of the State Board of Control during the 1950s and 1960s.
Arrangement of the Records
The meeting materials are filed first, arranged in chronological order, followed by the remainder of the files. These latter materials are foldered by type or topic and are unarranged. Arrangement of all files were by State Archives staff.
Index Terms
The terms listed here may be used to find similar or related records.
Corporate Names:
Texas. State Board of Control. Purchasing Division.
Document Types:
Reports--Texas--Government purchasing--1953-1962.
Minutes--Texas--Government purchasing--1953-1962.
Correspondence--Texas--Government purchasing--1953-1962.
Preferred Citation
(Identify the item), Purchasing Division, Texas State Board of Control records. Archives and Information Services Division, Texas State Library and Archives Commission.
Accession Information
Accession numbers: 1991/016, 1999/156
These records were transferred to the Archives and Information Services Division of the Texas State Library and Archives Commission by the Texas State Purchasing and General Services Commission on October 10, 1990 and May 13, 1999.
Processing Information
Processed by Laura K. Saegert, August 1991
Additions to series by Laura K. Saegert, January 2002
The finding aid was made DACS compliant and split due to online file size limitations by Laura K. Saegert, June 2008
Box
1991/016-81 Minutes, September 28, 1955 - December 17, 1959
Box
1991/016-82 Minutes, January 21, 1960 - January 18, 1962
Inspection reports, 1959-1960
Staff meeting minutes, December 1961
Inspection reports and complaint, 1959
Inspection reports, 1959-1960
Inspection reports, 1958-1959
Correspondence, 1959-1960
Correspondence and inspection reports, 1960-1961
Manual suggestions
Class and item suggestions
Bidder's removed from mailing list
Inspection reports, 1958
Box
1991/016-83 Miscellaneous files, 1961, undated
Inspection reports, 1960
Inspection reports, 1959
Legislation, 1963
Budget, 1960
Miscellaneous files, c. 1960
Inspection reports, 1959-1960
Bread and pastry items, 1959-1960
Bread and pastry awards, 1958-1959
Milk and dairy products, 1959-1960
Milk and dairy products awards, 1958-1959
5th state-wide meeting, 1960
Purchaser's meetings minutes, 1959-1961
Correspondence, 1959-1960
Miscellaneous files, 1959-1960
[2 folders]
Miscellaneous files, 1958-1959
Miscellaneous publications and addresses, 1959-1961
Proposal, 1958
Copies of legislation
Correspondence, 1955-1959
Miscellaneous files re: expenditures, 1956
Memos to Board, 1956-1957
Files re: bids for contracts, 1956-1957
Miscellaneous files, 1954-1959
Miscellaneous files, 1956-1957
Miscellaneous files, 1954-1956
Miscellaneous files, 1953-1954
Procedural manual, 1962

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Engineering Division, 1928-1940, bulk 1938-1940,
0.24 cubic ft.

The primary functions of the Texas State Board of Control were controlling and supervising the state eleemosynary institutions (state schools, hospitals and sanitariums, 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. The series consists of correspondence of the Consulting Engineer of the Texas State Board of Control dating 1928-1940, the bulk dating 1938-1940. The correspondence is between the Consulting Engineer and staff at Rusk State Hospital and concerns engineering work, primarily about the power plant, mechanical operations, or utility units at the hospital.
The Engineering Division began operations in 1921. Duties of the division included studying the equipment, design and operation of all utility units and facilities of the institutions under the management of the Board of Control, including the Capitol power plant and state office buildings. The Division also supervised all the Board's power and utility plant operations and acted in an advisory capacity in the purchasing of supplies, machinery, equipment, and public utility services for said plants. The Division examined and approved the plans and specifications for all utility improvements, equipment and machinery installed in said buildings, both for new utility units or power plants and for repairs or improvements to existing utility units and plants. The Consulting Engineer in charge of this Division during the time period covered by these records was Hood Pitts.
Arrangement
These records are arranged in reverse chronological order, as received from the agency.
Index Terms
The terms listed here may be used to find similar or related records.
Personal Names:
Pitts, Hood.
Corporate Names:
Texas. State Board of Control. Engineering Division.
Rusk State Hospital.
Preferred Citation
(Identify the item), Engineering Division, Texas State Board of Control records. Archives and Information Services Division, Texas State Library and Archives Commission.
Accession Information
Accession number: 2002/035
Some unprocessed Board members files and other administrative files without any accession information were given an accession number for control on October 8, 2001.
Processed by
Processed by Laura K. Saegert, January 2002
The finding aid was made DACS compliant and split due to online file size limitations by Laura K. Saegert, June 2008
Box
2002/035-8 Correspondence:
February-August, 1940
June 1939-January 1940
September 1938-May 1939
November 1937-August 1938
January 1935-October 1937
January 1933-September 1934
February 1928-December 1932

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Reports, 1919-1958, undated,
3.71 cubic ft.

The primary functions of the Texas State Board of Control were controlling and supervising the state eleemosynary institutions (state schools, hospitals and sanitariums, 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 reports concerning the Texas State Board of Control and its overall functions, including the operation of the eleemosynary and juvenile institutions, and some state agencies; and two sets of transcripts. Dates of the records range from 1919 to 1958 with some undated reports.
The reports present consist of survey reports of individual eleemosynary institutions and overall reports of various aspects of all the institutions (most by the Board), late 1930s - early 1940s; annual reports for a few institutions, 1930s - 1940s; rules and regulations of institutions, 1920s - 1940s; yearbooks from the State Orphan's Home and the School for the Deaf, late 1940s; reports of escapes and deaths at eleemosynary institutions (a few reports of discharges also), 1940s; survey reports on state hospitals (not by the Board), 1940s; survey reports on eleemosynary institutions (by Board for State Hospitals and Special Schools), 1950; audit reports of eleemosynary institutions, state agencies, and state teacher's colleges (by the State Auditor's Office), 1941-1950; reports on the financial condition of the Board, mid 1940s; reports on operations of the Board (by the Texas Research League), 1956; a few issues of the Texas Eleemosynary Journal, sponsored by the Board's Eleemosynary Division, 1944-1945; annual report of the Board, 1942; a biennial report of the Board, 1944; and some miscellaneous reports (by the Board and others), 1950s. Annual/biennial reports for the Board of Control are also catalogued in the Texana collection of the Archives and Information Services Division.
There are two transcripts in this series. One transcript is from a meeting of the Texas Training School Code Commission held on November 8, 1947. The other is a transcript of testimony from a doctor at the San Antonio State Hospital (1940), followed by a variety of reports.
The series Contracts and related records, contains a few reports that were filed in the numerical sequence used by the Board to maintain the contracts and deeds of the agency. There is a report of an investigation at Rusk State Hospital re: employee thefts, dating 1923; a report to the 36th Legislature by the Locating Committee of the Board to locate and erect the Northwest Texas Asylum for the Insane (Wichita Falls State Hospital), about 1918; a set of sworn statements of painters working at the Capitol at the time of an accident when a painter fell while working on the dome, dating 1922; and a report of the Iron Ore Committee (composed of legislators) to investigate the iron foundry at Rusk State Hospital, 1926.
Arrangement of the Records
The transcripts are filed first, followed by the reports. The reports are arranged by type of report, then alphabetically by institution in most cases, by State Archives staff.
Index Terms
The terms listed here may be used to find similar or related records.
Corporate Names:
Texas. Board for Texas State Hospitals and Special Schools.
Texas Research League.
Texas. Office of the State Auditor.
Mental Hospital Survey Committee.
Texas State Dental Society.
Document Types:
Audits--Texas--Public institutions--1919-1958.
Yearbooks--Texas--Public institutions--1919-1958.
Restrictions on Access
Because of the possibility that portions of these records fall under Public Information Act exceptions including, but not limited to, names 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); or 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); an archivist must review these records before they can be accessed for research. 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.
Preferred Citation
(Identify the item), Reports, Texas State Board of Control records. Archives and Information Services Division, Texas State Library and Archives Commission.
Accession Information
Accession numbers: 1991/016, 2002/031
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 State Purchasing and General Services Commission on October 10, 1990. A group of unprocessed audit reports without any accession information was given an accession number for control on October 3, 2001.
Processing Information
Processed by Laura K. Saegert, August 1991
Additions to series by Laura K. Saegert, October 2001
The finding aid was made DACS compliant and split due to online file size limitations by Laura K. Saegert, June 2008
Box
1991/016-84 Texas Training School Code Commission meeting, November 8, 1947
[transcript of proceedings]
Box
2002/031-4 Excerpts of testimony of Dr. W.J. Johnson, before the Board of Control, January 30, 1940
[Note: Concerns situtation at San Antonio State Hospital.]
Box
1991/016-84 Compiled report on state eleemosynary institutions, FY 1921-1922
Survey reports, most of eleemosynary institutions
Abilene State Hospital:
Box
2002/031-4 Survey Report on Abilene State Hospital, Office of the State Auditor and Efficiency Expert, 1940
Alabama and Coushatta Indian Agency:
Box
1991/016-84 Report of an Examination of the Alabama and Coushatta Indian Agency, State Board of Control, for the period from September 1, 1942-May 24, 1944
Austin State Hospital:
Box
2002/031-4 Survey Report on Austin State Hospital and Austin State Hospital Creamery, Office of the State Auditor and Efficiency Expert, 1940
Box
1991/016-84 Survey of an Examination of the Austin State Hospital - Dairy Products Plant, State Board of Control, for the period from January 1, 1943 to June 30, 1944
Report of an Examination of the Fiscal Records of the Office of Storekeeper-Accountant, Austin State Hospital, State Board of Control, for the period from September 1, 1942 to August 31, 1945
Austin State School and Austin State School Farm Colony:
Box
2002/031-4 Survey Report on Austin State School (main school) and Austin State School Farm Colony, Office of the State Auditor and Efficiency Expert, 1940
Report of a Special Examination of the Methods and Records used in Handling the Cash Receipts in the Office of [the] Superintendent, Austin State School, State Board of Control, 1941
Box
1991/016-84 Report of an Examination of the Austin State School Farm Colony, State Board of Control, for the period from June 1, 1940 to May 31, 1941
Deaf, Dumb and Blind Asylum for Colored Youth and Colored Orphans:
Box
1991/016-84 Report of an Examination of the Deaf, Dumb and Blind Asylum for Colored Youth and Colored Orphans, State Board of Control, for the period from September 1, 1939 to March 25, 1942
Gainesville State School for Girls:
Box
1991/016-84 Survey Report of an Examination of the Gainesville State School for Girls, State Board of Control, for the period from September 1, 1939 to August 31, 1941
Box
2002/031-4 Survey Report on Gainesville State School for Girls, Office of the State Auditor and Efficiency Expert, 1940
Report of an Examination of the Gainesville State School for Girls, State Board of Control, for the period from September 1, 1942 to December 31, 1944
Gatesville State School for Boys:
Box
1991/016-84 Survey and Report of an Examination of the Gatesville State School for Boys, State Board of Control, for the period from September 1, 1939 to August 31, 1941
[two copies, one bound, one unbound]
Governor's Mansion:
Box
2002/031-4 Report of an Inventory of the Furniture and Furnishings, Texas State Governor's Mansion, State Board of Control, 1941
Legislature:
Box
2002/031-4 Report of a Survey of the Clerk's Office, Contingent Expense Committee, 48th Legislature, State Board of Control, 1943
Rusk State Hospital:
Box
2002/031-4 Survey Report on Rusk State Hospital, Office of the State Auditor and Efficiency Expert, 1940
Box
1991/016-84 Report of an Examination of Sawmill Operations, Rusk State Hospital, State Board of Control, for the period from November 1, 1943 to May 31, 1944
San Antonio State Hospital:
Box
2002/031-4 Report of an Examination of the San Antonio State Hospital, Office of the State Auditor and Efficiency Expert, September 1, 1935 to August 31, 1937
Box
1991/016-84 Report of an Examination of the San Antonio State Hospital, State Board of Control, for the period from September 1, 1939 to August 31, 1941
Survey Report of the San Antonio State Hospital, State Board of Control, January 20, 1942
State Orphan's Home:
Box
1991/016-84 Report of an Examination of the State Orphans Home, State Board of Control, for the period from September 1, 1939 to June 30, 1941
State Tuberculosis Sanatorium:
Box
1991/016-84 Report of an Examination of the State Tuberculosis Sanatorium, State Board of Control, for the period from September 1, 1939 to August 31, 1941
Texas Confederate Home:
Box
1991/016-84 Survey Report of the Texas Confederate Home, State Board of Control, May 31, 1941
Texas School for the Blind:
Box
1991/016-84 Report of an Examination of the Texas School for the Blind, State Board of Control, for the period from September 1, 1939 to August 31, 1941
Texas School for the Deaf:
Box
1991/016-84 Report of an Examination of the Texas School for the Deaf, State Board of Control, for the period from September 1, 1939 to August 31, 1941
Survey of the Texas School for the Deaf, by Irving S. Fusfeld, Gallaudet College, 1940
State Board of Control:
Box
1991/016-84 Report of Reorganization and Survey of the Office of the State Board of Control, State Board of Control, August 15, 1941
Survey Report on the State Board of Control, State Board of Control, December 20, 1941
Box
2002/031-4 Survey Report on the State Board of Control, Office of the State Auditor and Efficiency Expert, 1940
Financial Report, Office of the State Board of Control, State Board of Control, 1944
State Department of Public Welfare:
Box
2002/031-4 Survey Report on the Texas State Department of Public Welfare, Office of the State Auditor and Efficiency Expert, 1940
Box
1991/016-84 Survey Report for National Defense Purposes on the Facilities of the Eleemosynary and Correctional Institutions, State of Texas, State Board of Control, 1942
Eleemosynary institutions:
Box
1991/016-84 Report of Beef and Mutton Purchases of the Texas Eleemosynary Instititions, State Board of Control, for the period from September 1, 1942 to December 1, 1943
Report of an Examination of the Eleemosynary Schools Exhibit and Livestock Show, State Board of Control, April 27-28, 1943
Report of an Examination of the Second Annual Eleemosynary Schools Exhibit and Livestock Show, State Board of Control, March 22-23, 1944
Report of an Examination of the Third Annual Eleemosynary Schools Exhibit and Livestock Show, April 10-11, 1946
Survey Report on the Methods Used in the Purchase of Perishable Products, Austin Eleemoysnary Institutions, State Board of Control, June 5, 1941
Annual reports, eleemosynary institutions
Box
1991/016-84 Annual Report of Gross Production of Agricultural and Dairy Enterprises of the Texas Eleemosynary Institutions, State Board of Control, for the period from September 1, 1942 to August 31, 1943
Annual Report, State School Farm Colony, A.M. Bowden, Superintendent, 1941-1942
Superintendent's Annual Report of the Texas State Training School, 1935-1936 and 1936-1937
[two reports]
Superintendent's Annual Report of the Gainesville State School for Girls, 1938-1939
Rules and regulations
Box
1991/016-84 Abilene State Hospital, [1930s]
Alabama-Coushatta Indian Reservation, 1938
Austin State Hospital, 1919
Austin State School Farm Colony, 1940
Austin State School, undated
Brady State School, student handbook, about 1947, 1948
[original and revised editions]
Confederate Woman's Home, 1935, 1936, 1941
[three sets of rules]
Galveston State Psychopathic Hospital, 1933, 1935
[two sets of rules]
Girl's Training School, 1933, 1935
[two sets of rules]
Kerrville State Sanatorium, 1930s
Rusk State Hospital, 1935
State Colored Orphan's Home, 1938
State Home for Dependent and Neglected Children, 1935
State Orphan's Home, 1935
State Tuberculosis Sanatorium, 1930s, 1945, 1946
[three sets of rules]
Texas Confederate Home, 1924, 1943
Texas School for the Deaf, 1932-1933
Wichita Falls State Hospital, 1935
Yearbooks
Box
1991/016-84 The Cedar Tree, State Orphan's Home, 1947
The Cedar Tree, State Orphan's Home, 1949
The Towers, Texas School for the Deaf, 1948
The Towers, Texas School for the Deaf, 1949
The Optic, Arkansas School for the Deaf, 1946
Reports of deaths, escapes, discharges
Box
1991/016-84 Abilene State School, report of deaths and discharges, 1939-1942
Abilene State Hospital:
Escapes, 1943-1944
Escapes, 1947
Deaths, 1946-1947
Austin State Hospital:
Escapes, deaths, discharges, 1943-1944
Discharges, 1946-1948
Deaths:
A-G, 1945-1947
H-L, 1945-1947
M-R, 1945-1947
S-Z, 1945-1947
Escapes, 1945-1947
Austin State School, escapes, 1944-1946
Austin State School Farm Colony, escapes, 1946-1947
Big Spring State Hospital, escapes, 1943
Brady State School, escapes, 1948
Gainesville State School for Girls, escapes, 1943
San Antonio State Hospital, escapes, 1944
San Antonio State Hospital, escapes, 1946-1947
Box
1991/016-85 Terrell State Hospital, escapes, 1943-1944
Terrell State Hospital, escapes, 1945
Texas Confederate Home for Men:
Deaths, 1943-1944
Deaths, 1945-1947
Escapes, 1943-1944
Wichita Falls State Hospital, escapes, 1946
Wichita Falls State Hospital, deaths, 1946-1947
Survey reports, state hospitals and mental institutions
Box
1991/016-85 Survey of Texas state hospitals, 1945
A Survey of the Texas State Hospitals, by a Special Committee from the Texas State Dental Society, 1941
Texas State Hospitals. A Survey of the Dental Services Available, by a Special Committee from the Texas State Dental Society, 1942
A Survey of the State Hospitals of Texas, conducted by the Mental Hospital Survey Committee, New York, 1937
[two volumes]
A Survey of the State Hospitals of Texas, conducted by the Mental Hospital Survey Committee, New York, 1938
A Survey of the Mental Institutions of Texas, U.S. Public Health Service, 1943
Survey of the Mental Institutions of the State of Texas, Community Services Branch, National Institute of Mental Health, 1949
Survey reports, institutions
[These are bound reports by type of institution. Within each report are reports on individual institutions.]
Box
1991/016-85 Survey Reports of Texas State Special Schools, 1950
Survey Reports of Texas State Orphan Homes, Board for Texas State Hospitals and Special Schools, 1950
Survey Reports of Texas State Schools for Mentally Deficient, Board for Texas State Hospitals and Special Schools, 1950
Survey Reports of Texas State Tuberculosis Sanatoriums, Board for Texas State Hospitals and Special Schools, 1950
Audit report, Office of the State Auditor, Biennial Report of Estimates for State Budget Purchases, 1944
Audit reports of eleemosynary institutions, by the Office of the State Auditor
Box
1991/016-85 Abilene State Hospital, 1945
Alabama-Coushatta Indian Reservation, 1949
Austin State Hospital, 1948
Austin State School and Farm Colony, 1945
Big Spring State Hospital, 1941
Big Spring State Hospital, 1948
Brady State School, 1949
East Texas Tuberculosis Sanatorium, 1949
Gainesville State School for Girls, 1947
Gainesville State School for Girls, 1949
Gatesville State School for Boys, 1947
Mexia State School and Home, 1949
San Antonio State Hospital, 1949
State Dairy and Hog Farm, 1949
State Orphans Home, 1947
State Orphan's Home, 1949
Box
1991/016-86 State Tuberculosis Sanatorium, 1948
Texas Confederate Home for Men, 1948
Texas School for the Blind, 1948
Texas School for the Deaf, 1944
Texas School for the Deaf, 1947
Waco State Home, 1949
Weaver H. Baker Memorial Tuberculosis Sanatorium, 1949
Wichita Falls State Hospital, 1948
Audit reports of state boards, commissions, and agencies, by the Office of the State Auditor
Box
1991/016-86 Adjutant General's Department, 1950
box
2002/031-4 Agricultural and Mechanical College of Texas and its Branches, August 31, 1944
box
1991/016-86 Attorney General's Department, 1945
box
2002/031-4 Financial Report of the Office of the State Auditor and Efficiency Expert, 1942
box
1991/016-86 State Auditor, 1944
box
2002/031-5 State Department of Banking, 1944
box
1991/016-86 State Board of Barber Examiners, 1946
box
2002/031-5 Brazos River Conservation and Reclamation District, 1944
State Board of Control, 1939-1943
box
1991/016-86 Court of Criminal Appeals, 1944
Box
1991/016-86 East Texas State Teachers College, 1945
Game, Fish and Oyster Commission, 1949
box
2002/031-5 Game, Fish and Oyster Commission, Special Medina Lake Fund, 1941-1943
Box
2002/031-5 Report on the General Revenue Fund for the fiscal years ending August 31, 1936, 1937, 1938, and 1939
box
1991/016-86 State Highway Department, 1946
Box
1991/016-86 State Highway Department, Motor Vehicle Division, 1946
State Board of Law Examiners, 1944
box
2002/031-5 Audit Report and Personnel Survey, Texas Liquor Control Board, 1942
Box
2002/031-5 Texas State Board of Medical Examiners, 1939-1942
box
1991/016-86 Texas State Board of Medical Examiners, 1945
Box
1991/016-86 Texas State Board of Medical Examiners, 1946
North Texas State Teachers College, 1945
box
2002/031-5 Texas State Parks Board, 1944
box
1991/016-86 Texas State Board of Plumbing Examiners, 1950
box
2002/031-5 San Jacinto State Park Commissioners and San Jacinto Museum of History, 1943-1944
box
1991/016-86 San Jacinto River Conservation and Reclamation District, 1946
box
2002/031-5 Secretary of State, Cashier's Division, 1945
box
1991/016-86 Supreme Court of Texas, 1944
Box
1991/016-86 Texas Prison System, 1943
Texas Prison System, Educational and Recreational Fund, 1945
Texas College of Arts and Industries, 1947
Texas State College for Women, 1945
box
2002/031-5 State Treasury Department, 1944
box
1991/016-86 State Treasury Department, 1946
Box
1991/016-86 Special Examination of the Cost of Manufacture of 1941 Automobile License Plates, 1941
Special Examination, Cost of Manufacturing Texas Motor Vehicle License Plates, 1942
Special Examination, Cost of Manufacturing Texas Motor Vehicle License Plates, 1943
Audit reports of state teachers colleges, by the Office of the State Auditor, 1933
[Note: These are bound into one volume.]
Box
2002/031-5 Consolidated report of colleges
San Houston State Teachers College, Huntsville, Texas
North Texas State Teachers College, Denton, Texas
Southwest Texas State Teachers College, San Marcos, Texas
West Texas State Teachers College, Canyon, Texas
East Texas State Teachers College, Commerce, Texas
Sul Ross State Teachers College, Alpine, Texas
Stephen F. Austin State Teachers College, Nacogdoches, Texas
Audit reports of state teachers colleges, by the Office of the State Auditor, 1934
[Note: These are bound into one volume.]
Box
2002/031-5 Consolidated report of colleges
San Houston State Teachers College, Huntsville, Texas
North Texas State Teachers College, Denton, Texas
Southwest Texas State Teachers College, San Marcos, Texas
West Texas State Teachers College, Canyon, Texas
East Texas State Teachers College, Commerce, Texas
Sul Ross State Teachers College, Alpine, Texas
Stephen F. Austin State Teachers College, Nacogdoches, Texas
Miscellaneous reports
Box
1991/016-86 Report of Texas School for the Deaf, Conference of Superintendents, August 14, 15, 16, 1944
Classification of Accounts, Comptroller of Public Accounts, 1944
Annual Report on the Operations of the State Board of Control and the State Eleemosynary Institutions, by the State Board of Control, 1943
Research Report on the Board of Control, Texas Economy Commission, 1952
Audit of the King-Stonewall Soil Conservation District, Aspermont, Texas,
[empty]
Report on the Financial Condition of the State Board of Control, Historical Parks and the State Eleemosynary Institutions, State Board of Control, 1945
Report on the Financial Condition of the State Board of Control, Historical Parks and the State Eleemosynary Institutions, State Board of Control, 1946
Report on the Financial Condition of the State Board of Control, Historical Parks and the State Eleemosynary Institutions, State Board of Control, 1947
Miscellaneous Functions of the State Board of Control, Texas Research League, 1957
General Administration, Organization and Personnel of the State Board of Control, Texas Research League, 1956
Ten Year's Progress in Negro Health Work in Texas, reported by the Post Graduate Assembly of Negro Physicians in Texas, 1940
Texas State Plan for Hospital Construction, Hospital Survey and Construction Division, Texas State Department of Health, 1947
State-Owned Lands. Report on a Complete Inventory with Recommendations for its Continuation, Texas Legislative Council, 1958
List of all state agencies the Board of Control is a purchaser for, undated
Box
2002/031-5 Building Survey Report of the Texas State Capitol, C.H. Page, Architect and W.E. Simpson Co., Engineers, Austin, Texas, 1938-1939
Board of Control and eleemosynary institutions, legislative appropriations and expenditures, 1941-1943
Austin State School Farm Colony, per capita cost of food, February 1942
Kerrville State Sanatorium, brochure about facility, undated
Annual report of the Board of Control, 1942
[typed]
Thirteenth Biennial Report of the State Board of Control, published in the newspaper, Lone Star, Texas School for the Deaf, 1944
Texas Eleemosynary Journal, newsletter published by the Hogg Foundation, several issues dating 1944-1945
Board of Control, report re: use of CCC camp in Burnet County for recreation by patients or residents in eleemosynary institutions, 1945
Directory of State Boards, Russell Sage Foundation Library, New York, 1932
The Care of Mental Patients in Texas, Hogg Foundation for Mental Hygiene, 1945

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Legislative files, 1943-1949,
2.5 cubic ft.

The primary functions of the Texas State Board of Control were controlling and supervising the state eleemosynary institutions (state schools, hospitals and sanitariums, 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 contains copies of House and Senate bills and resolutions, committee referrals and summations, correspondence, and notes concerning the bill's progress, suggested changes, etc., dating 1943-1949. These files are present for four legislative sessions--48th (1943), 49th (1945), 50th (1947), and 51st (1949) and have some relationship to the Texas State Board of Control and its responsibilities. These responsibilities include 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
These records are arranged by legislative session, as received from the agency.
Index Terms
The terms listed here may be used to find similar or related records.
Subjects:
Public institutions--Law and legislation--Texas.
Asylums--Law and legislation--Texas.
Children--Institutional care--Legal status, laws, etc.--Texas.
Government purchasing--Law and legislation--Texas..
People with mental disabilities--Institutional care--Legal status, laws, etc.--Texas.
Orphanages--Law and legislation--Texas.
Reformatories--Law and legislation--Texas.
Psychiatric hospitals--Law and legislation--Texas.
Document Types:
Bills (legislative records)--Texas--Public institutions--1943-1949.
Resolutions--Texas--Public institutions--1943-1949.
Notes--Legislative records--Texas--Public institutions--1943-1949.
Preferred Citation
(Identify the item), Legislative files, Texas State Board of Control records. Archives and Information Services Division, Texas State Library and Archives Commission.
Accession Information
Accession number: 1991/016
These records were transferred to the Archives and Information Services Division of the Texas State Library and Archives Commission by the Texas State Purchasing and General Services Commission on October 10, 1990.
Processing Information
Processed by Laura K. Saegert, August 1991
The finding aid was made DACS compliant and split due to online file size limitations by Laura K. Saegert, June 2008
Box
1991/016-87 Legislation, Juvenile law, Senate Bill (S.B.) 44, undated
48th Legislature, 1943
Box
1991/016-87 Legislation, Appropriations bill for eleemosynary and reformatory institutions, House Bill (H.B.) 666
Legislature - Miscellaneous correspondence
Legislative file
Bills introduced during 48th Session of the Legislature, 1943
“A”
A Bill - Directing Application for Admission of Patients to T. B. Sanatorium
A Bill - Definition of term “additional leave”
Budget - State Tuberculosis Sanatorium
Budget - Texas Agricultural Experiment Station
Budget - Texas Forest Service
Budget - A & M College
“B” Budget Officer
“B”
A Bill - Confederate Home
Budget - College of Mines and Metallurgy
“C”
Comparison of Salaries
“D”
A Bill - Amending Art. 1457 - Requiring Description of Cattle, Cows, etc., by Auctioneer, etc
Fred Donohoo - Legislative matters
Price Daniel
Deaf, Dumb & Blind Institutions - educational
Permitting Epileptic Idiots and Imbeciles Afflicted with Epilepsy to Abilene State Hospital
A Bill - Creating State Board of Control, Right of Eminent Domain
Budget - East Texas State Teachers College
“E”
Authorizing Board of Control to Transfer Support and Maintenance Between Institutions
Budget - Game, Fish & Oyster Commission
Rep. Humpreys
Budget - John Tarleton Agricultural College
Budget - Livestock Sanitary Commission
Leach - legislative
Miscellaneous legislative correspondence
“N”
A Bill - Permitting Board of Control to Purchase Stationery for Less Than $100.00 Without Advertising
Pending Bills
A Bill - Providing for Printing of Reports of State Officers, Boards, etc.
Authorizing Board of Control to Purchase Real Estate not to exceed $200,000
A Bill - Defining Qualifications of Superintendent
Directing State Agencies to Submit Request for Rental Space to Board of Control
Removal of Records at Confederate Home by State Agencies
Bill - Amending Art. 666 - Permitting Sale of State Property Anywhere in Texas by Board of Control
Salaries in Institutions
Budget - Texas Technological College
Teacher's Certificate - Deaf and Dumb
Providing for Trial by Jury of Lunacy Case for more than 90 Days
Transfer of Special Accounts Funds
Bill - Time Voluntary Patient Can Remain in Hospital
Suspense File, 48th Legislature
[Appropriation Bills, 48th Legislature]
49th Legislature, 1945
Box
1991/016-87 Appropriation Bills, 49th Legislature
House Bill (H.B.) 42 - Budget Control Bill
House Joint Resolution (H.J.R.) 10 - Employee's Retirement Board
H.B. 105, Gainesville and Gatesville Schools
Senate Concurrent Resolution (S.C.R.) 22, Governors, portraits of Legislative Council, creation of Riders
State Courts Building Committee
State Hospitals (local boards governing)
Wages on Public Works, Bureau of Labor Statistics
Recommendations
H.B. 740, Galveston State Psychopathic Hospital
Parks, state
House Concurrent Resolution (H.C.R.) 42, Road through School for the Blind and Austin State Hospital
H.B. 159, Texas School for the Deaf
State Railroad, Rusk (sale of)
Box
1991/016-88 Terrell State Hospital, sale of 11.4 acres
Legislative, miscellaneous correspondence
Legislation re: State Records Board
Legislative Session of 1945, 49th Legislature
50th Legislature, 1947
Box
1991/016-88 Legislative Session of 1947, 49th Legislature
Texas Education Agency for Surplus Property
H.B. 300; 301 (Rural aid, H.B. 295)
Senate Bill (S.B.), To enlarge powers and duties of county school trustees,...
50th Legislature
Tuberculosis Sanatorium, S.B. 147
H.B. 351, Local Governing Boards
S.B. 296, School for persons affected with cerebral palsy
Microfilming bill
H.B. 250, Authorizing Library to establish and maintain a records administration division,...
H.B. 302, S.B. 43, Purchase of microfilms and equipment
S.B. 55, H.B. 237, Pellagra Hospital
Special file, Legislature, 1947
H.B. 836, Creating the office of State Penal and Eleemosynary Commissioner,...
Appropriation Bills
Board of Control, operating expenses, cigarette stamps
S.B. 121, Rules for correctional discipline at Gatesville State School for Boys and Gainesville State School for Girls,...
H.B. 410, Retire bonds held certain colleges and institutions
H.B. 106, Budget Director Bill
H.B. 536, S.B. 300, Authorizing cancellation of certain orders for supplies
H.B. 79, Making it an aggravated assault for employee of eleemosynary institution to commit assault or battery...
Camp Hulen, Matagorda County, for use of Texas National Guard
Defective children under age 7 years
H.C.R. (?), Authorizing Board of Control to convey easement to certain land in Williams County,...
H.B. 503, Inventory of existing hospitals, development and administration of hospital planning and construction program
H.C.R. 31, Joint Committee to make study, survey and investigation of public health problems, institutional and civilian medical care,...
S.B. 138, Authorizing State Board of Control to sell 3 lots in City of Jefferson, Marion County
H.B. 543, Removing Deaf School from control of State Board of Control to State Board of Education
H.B. 490, Mentally defective or physically handicapped children under age of 2 years
H.J.R. 18, S.J.R. (Senate Joint Resolution) 1, Assistance to physically or mentally handicapped individuals and dependents...
H.B. 215, Authorizing Prison Board to enter into contracts with Board of Control
H.B. 564, S.B. (?), Providing for method of selling, disposing or transferring of state property unfit for use or no longer needed
H.B. 574, Sale, Rusk State Hospital Land to Texas State Railroad
H.B. 8, Prohibiting payment on public funds to any employee of state advocating overthrow of Government of United State or State of Texas
H.B. 18, Veterans Affairs Commission
H.B. 159, Enabling state employees to purchase for their individual use...motor vehicle accessories under contracts made by Board of Control
S.B. 142, T. B. hospitals (Bill of Tuberculosis Association)
H.B. 125, Operation of vending stands on state property by blind persons
Rural Aid Bill
51st Legislature, 1949
Box
1991/016-88 51st Legislature, miscellaneous
51st Legislature, proposed statutes
S.B. 48, Teacher-employee retirement act
H.B. 510, Providing for re-appropriation of money heretofore appropriated by 49th Legislature
H.B. 570. Transfer of 47.45 acres, Terrell State Hospital
H.B. 587, Purchase of road machinery by counties thru the Board of Control
H.B. 606, Sale of 25 acres to City Public Schools
H.B. 613, Submission of Budget Estimates to Board of Control
H.B. 755, Bus purchases
H.B. 781, Contracts for printing
H.B. 640, Providing for appointment of Business Mgrs.
H.B. 687, Brady Water Bill
H.B. 730, Texas State School for Cerebral Palsied
H.B. 363, Exempting minor wards of state from payment of fees to any department, board, or agency
H.B. 370, Defining qualifications of Superintendents of Blind School and Deaf School
S.B. 387, An Act to create the State Budget Board
H.B. 434, Emergency Appropriation Bill
Legislative acts pertaining to the Board of Control
Terrell Land Bill
Gilmer-Akin Report
H.B. 1, Eleemosynary Board
S.B. 2, Establishing Texas State Development and Reserve Fund
H.B. 4, State Office and Courts Building
Box
1991/016-89 H.B. 192, Construction of two State buildings, wrecking and removal of Walton Building
S.J.R. 6, Empowering Legislature to provide for assistance to mentally handicapped
S.J.R. 8, Appropriation to pay deficit occurring during school year 1947-1948
S.B. 9, (Judiciary, Inc.)
S.B. 10 (Gen. Inc.)
S.C.R. 10, San Jacinto Museum of History Association
S.B. 11, Eleemosynary and Reformatory Institutions
S.C.R. 11, Providing for a committee to make a study of the structure of State Government
S.B. 12 (Travel expenses)
H.B. 12, Sale of products by Prison System to Board
S.B. 13, Travel expenses
S.B. 14, Travel expenses, institutions of higher learning
S.C.R. 20, Establishing State Capitol Planning Commission for developing physical facilities for state offices
S.C.R. 21, Providing for the planting of flowers and flowering shrubs,... in the Capitol grounds
S.C.R. 22, Authorizing Board of Control to dispose of confiscated cigarettes, unfit for use
S.C.R. 23, Providing for the disposition of all properties, both real and personal, and all interests in property... [re: Texas Centennial]
H.B. 25, School bus purchases
S.B. 26, Amending Art. 694 (building fees, etc)
S.R. 29, Senate General Investigation Committee
S.C.R. 31, Brady Water Bill
H.J.R. 32, Lunacy jury trials
S.C.R. 38, Fire Commission survey of state institutions
H.C.R. 43, Custody of Centennial markers, monuments
S.B. 43, Reducing minimum number of years of creditable service to be eligible for retirement benefits
S.B. 49, (Library Bill), Appropriations for microfilming, etc.
S.B. 50 (Gen. Inc. S.B.)
H.C.R. 59, Purchase of automobiles thru Board of Control for members of Legislature
S.B. 51 (Gen. Inc. HB)
S.B. 69, Sale of products by Prison System to State
H.B. 74, Design of all public buildings
H.S.R. 89, Plan to expedite parking of cars of House Members in Capitol Grounds
S.B. 97, Designing of all buildings by Board of Control
S.B. 115, Creating Central Education Agency, etc.
S.B. 116, Providing minimum Foundation School Program, etc.
S.B. 117, Providing for transfer of certain funds to the Foundation School Fund
H.B. 120, Transferring control of all historical state parks, and state parks under Board to the State Parks Board
H.B. 124, Re-assigning and allocating, State institutions
S.B. 135, Judiciary appropriation Bill
S.B. 159, Authorizing issuance of licenses to nursing attendants in Texas by Board of Nurse Examiners, etc.
H.B. 144, Budget director
S.B. 163 (Change elementary name)
S.B. 172, Amending art. 655, Discontinuing sworn affidavit where purchase is $ 10.00 or less
S.B. 174, Amending art. 657, Providing for inspection by Storekeeper for supplies received
H.B. 189, Transfer of insane convicts to State hospital
S.B. 181, Providing for transfer of patients to Mexia State Home from a state hospital or the Austin State School
H.B. 198, Salary inc.
H.B. 199, Eleemosynary inc. & trav. allowance Wilbarger [H.B. 200]
H.B. 201, Increase, state departments
H.B. 202, Increase in salaries of state officials and employees ending 8-31-49
S.B. 202, Sale of state property
H.B. 203, Inc. elee. & Reformatory
H.B. 204, Inc. Judiciary
H.B. 205, Amending Art. 6823 (Trav. Exp.)
S.B. 210, Commodity Distribution Bill
H.B. 239, Changing name “Eleemosynary”
S.B. 244, State Youth Development Council
H.B. 245, Name change for Texas School for Deaf
H.B. 257, Providing for selection of site for establishment of hospital for insane people who may have been or may be convicted of crime, etc
S.B. 257, Placing historical parks under control of State Parks Board
H.B. 287, Amending SB 138, 50th Legislature, regarding lands bequeathed to State... (for State Tuberculosis Sanatorium
S.B. 316, Creation of State Legislative Council to assist Legislature in obtaining information of specific Legislature problems, etc.
H.B. 337, Abilene State Hospital bill

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Press releases, 1943-1946, undated,
0.5 cubic ft.

The primary functions of the Texas State Board of Control were controlling and supervising the state eleemosynary institutions (state schools, hospitals and sanitariums, 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. These records are press releases covering 1943-1946, many undated, issued by the Texas State Board of Control concerning actions relating to the juvenile and eleemosynary institutions under control of the Board. Other press releases are filed in the Board members files series, within the files of several Board members.
Arrangement of the Records
These are filed primarily by institution or association, as received from the agency.
Index Terms
The terms listed here may be used to find similar or related records.
Document Types:
Press releases--Texas--Public institutions--1943-1946.
Preferred Citation
(Identify the item), Press releases, Texas State Board of Control records. Archives and Information Services Division, Texas State Library and Archives Commission.
Accession Information
Accession number: 1991/016
These records were transferred to the Archives and Information Services Division of the Texas State Library and Archives Commission by the Texas State Purchasing and General Services Commission on October 10, 1990.
Processing Information
Processed by Laura K. Saegert, August 1991
The finding aid was made DACS compliant and split due to online file size limitations by Laura K. Saegert, June 2008
Box
1991/016-89 Institutional press releases
J. W. Markham, newspaper article
Miscellaneous publicity
[Miscellaneous releases re: institutions]
Austin State Hospital
Austin State School
State School for the Blind
Deaf, Dumb & Blind Institute for Colored Youths
Gainesville State School for Girls
Gatesville State School for Boys
Kerrville State Sanatorium
Rusk State Hospital
State Orphan's Home, Corsicana
Terrell State Hospital
State Tuberculosis Sanatorium
Waco State Home
Wichita Falls State Hospital
Your Institution and You
Hogg Foundation
Mental Hygiene Association

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Specifications and blueprints, 1932-1949, 1967, undated,
1.94 cubic ft.

A primary function of the Texas State Board of Control was having charge of the custody and maintenance of the Capitol and other state buildings, including the eleemosynary institutions. This series consists of specifications for construction projects undertaken by the Texas State Board of Control that were sent out on bid (bid proposals), blueprints, beam schedules, and notes on construction projects. Dates covered are 1932-1949 and 1967, and undated. Projects include construction, repairs, or remodeling at several state eleemosynary institutions, mostly state hospitals (1938-1940s and undated); repairs and improvements at the State Capitol Building or grounds (1932-1939); construction of the State of Texas Building for the Texas Centennial Exposition in Dallas (1935-1936); additions and improvements to the Laboratory and Pasteur Building at the State Department of Health (1939-1944); repairs to the Governor's Mansion (1938); remodeling the State Department of Public Welfare Building at Camp Mabry (about 1940); constructing buildings and other improvements for the Thirty-Sixth Division Aviation, Texas National Guard; and construction of the State Finance Building (1967).
Contracts and some specifications for early construction projects of the Board (mostly before 1933) can be found in the series Contracts and related records.
This series was removed from the overall finding aid due to the electronic file size limitations imposed by the online finding aid web site (TARO) and placed in a finding aid with several building/contruction related series of the Board. If you are reading this electronically, click on the following link to access the finding aid, Texas State Board of Control building records and contracts. If you are reading this in paper, the series finding aid can be found in a separate divider within the binder.

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Contracts and related records, 1854, 1885, 1909-1933, 1940 bulk 1920-1928,
4.5 cubic ft.

TThe primary functions of the Texas State Board of Control were controlling and supervising the state eleemosynary institutions (state schools, hospitals and sanitariums, 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. These records are original contracts, specifications, bonds, deeds and easements, reports, and legislative bills, dating 1854, 1885, 1909-1933, 1940, the bulk dating 1920-1928. These are records of the Texas State Board of Control. There are deeds for property acquisition and rights-of-way easements, leases, contracts for remodeling and new construction projects, repairs, installation of plumbing and heating systems, electrical work, utilities, food purchases for state institutions, and other contracts. These records largely concern eleemosynary institutions, with a few items concerning historic parks, the Governor's Mansion, the Texas State Capitol, and other state properties or concerns, such as the State Cemetery. A few of the jackets are empty, a few others have just a piece of paper with a name and a date, generally in the 1940s, likely signifying when the document was removed.
Contracts of particular note that do not concern the construction of or supplies for eleemosynary institutions include item # 436, the contract for the removal of prominent Texans from their burial grounds to the State Cemetery and the erection of monuments for those graves. Several other contracts also concern the erection of monuments at the State Cemetery. There are also several contracts for work done at the Texas State Capitol and the grounds, including one for building a fountain at the mineral well on the grounds (# 272, 1928), installing a temperature control system (# 79, 1916), and rebuilding a lake on the grounds (#206, 1927).
Deeds of particular note include item # 138, a certified copy of the warranty deed for the San Jacinto Battlefield, 1909; item # 262, a copy of the deed purchasing land for the interment of General Edward Burleson, 1854; and item # 215, copy of deeds of land to the San Antonio State Hospital, 1885. A related document is item # 356, a memorandum re: lands supposed to be owned by Rusk State Hospital, dating about 1920. A few maps are also present, being plats of state lands or of easements.
A few reports are present that are worth noting because they are not deeds or contracts, but were filed in this numerical system by the Board, usually because they were related to a deed or contract. Item # 30 is a report of an investigation at Rusk State Hospital re: employee thefts, dating 1923. The report contains the bill by the detective agency hired to do the investigating. Item # 101A is a report to the 36th Legislature by the Locating Committee of the Board to locate and erect the Northwest Texas Asylum for the Insane (Wichita Falls State Hospital), about 1918. The contracts issued to build the hospital follow the report. Item # 271 consists of sworn statements of painters working at the Capitol at the time of an accident when a painter fell while working on the dome, dating 1922. Item # 371 is a report of the Iron Ore Committee (composed of legislators) to investigate the iron foundry at Rusk State Hospital, 1926. Item # 467 is a packet of correspondence between the Board and Rusk State Hospital regarding the hospital's request to sell timber from its lands and it includes an attorney general's opinion, dating 1926. Copies of two legislative bills from 1930 are also present, concerning the custodianship of state property by the Board (House Bill 58) and the lease of state-owned lands for oil and gas and agricultural purposes (Senate Bill 94).
The Executive Director's files series contains deeds and contracts for several Texas Centennial projects and for some of the historic state parks, primarily San Jacinto State Park. The series Records on monuments contains contracts for construction of historical monuments, 1935-1937.
Specifications for a few construction projects dating after 1932 can be found in the series Specifications and blueprints.
This series was removed from the overall finding aid due to the electronic file size limitations imposed by the online finding aid web site (TARO) and placed in a finding aid with several building/contruction related series of the Board. If you are reading this electronically, click on the following link to access the finding aid, Texas State Board of Control building records and contracts. If you are reading this in paper, the series finding aid can be found in a separate divider within the binder.

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Records on monuments, 1935-1937,
fractional

A primary function of the Texas State Board of Control was having charge of the custody and maintenance of the Capitol and other state buildings and grounds. The Board was also charged with the construction of some monuments, both on the grounds of public buildings and at the State Cemetery in Austin. Types of records include correspondence, contracts, contractor's estimates, receipts, job orders, and photographs. Records date from 1935 to 1937 and relate to the bidding by private contractors and the construction of historical monuments under two contracts for the Texas State Board of Control. One contract from 1935 with the firm of Driscoll and Moritz was for a total of eight monuments: Samuel May Williams and Valentine D. Dalton at Galveston, Captain William Wood at the San Jacinto battleground, and five at the State Cemetery in Austin - James W. Chance, Sterling Clack Robertson, Nestor Clay, William Menefee, and the Reverend William Crawford. There are photographs of the two monuments at Galveston. The second contract, signed in 1937 with Rodriguez Brothers Memorials, was for the Jacob De Cordova and the James A. Sylvester monuments, both at the State Cemetery in Austin. There are photographs of these monuments as well. Contracts for other monuments at the State Cemetery are in the series Contracts and related records,. Contracts for work on the memorials at the historic parks can be found in the series Contracts and related records, and the series Executive Director's files.
This series was removed from the overall finding aid due to the electronic file size limitations imposed by the online finding aid web site (TARO) and placed in a finding aid with several building/contruction related series of the Board. If you are reading this electronically, click on the following link to access the finding aid, Texas State Board of Control building records and contracts. If you are reading this in paper, the series finding aid can be found in a separate divider within the binder.

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Surety bonds, 1927-1941,
0.24 cubic ft.

The primary functions of the Texas State Board of Control were controlling and supervising the state eleemosynary institutions (state schools, hospitals and sanitariums, 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. These records consist of an index listing surety bonds and receipts of payment of bonds of members of the Texas State Board of Control and some employees of the Board, mostly in the state eleemosynary institutions. Dates covered are 1927-1941. A surety bond is a bond guaranteeing performance of a contract or an obligation. Members of the Board, the secretary, superintendants, and store-keeper accountants, perhaps other board employees who handled financial matters were required to file surety bonds. The index is a volume containing the following information: name of insured employee, institution, position, company issuing the bond, bond number, and date of coverage of the bond. In a few cases, warranty deeds concerning land at eleemosynary instituions were noted. The receipts of payment are loose papers, many in letter form, listing the name of the insured employee, institution, position, company issuing the bond, date issued, policy number, period covered by the bond, and date bond payment was made.
Arrangement
The entries in the index are arranged by institution, then date. The loose records are arranged alphabetically. Arrangement was done by State Archives staff.
Index Terms
The terms listed here may be used to find similar or related records.
Corporate Names:
Texas. State Board of Control--Officials and employees.
Subjects:
Public institutions--Texas--Officials and employees.
Document Types:
Bonds--Texas--Public institutions--1927-1941.
Preferred Citation
(Identify the item), Surety bonds, Texas State Board of Control records. Archives and Information Services Division, Texas State Library and Archives Commission.
Accession Information
Accession number: 2002/035
Some unprocessed Board members files and other administrative files without any accession information were given an accession number for control on October 8, 2001.
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The finding aid was made DACS compliant and split due to online file size limitations by Laura K. Saegert, June 2008
Box
2002/035-10 Surety bonds, receipts:
A-K, 1927-1930
L-R, 1928-1930
S-W, 1928-1930
Surety bonds, index, 1932-1941

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Photographs, 1940s - early 1960s,
0.94 cubic ft.

The primary functions of the Texas State Board of Control were controlling and supervising the state eleemosynary institutions (state schools, hospitals and sanitariums, 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 black and white photographs, primarily 8 × 10 inches, some smaller snapshots, and a small number of negatives, dating from the 1940s to the early 1960s. Some correspondence is present concerning the use of the photographs in publications, notes, and publication paste-ups. Some photographs are identified on the reverse, some in accompanying notes, many are not identified at all. The photographs document activities of the Texas State Board of Control and the institutions/buildings it managed during the 1940s through the 1960s.
Beginning the series is a group of 8 × 10 photographs, dating 1950s - early 1960s, of Board members, with the Governor present in some images and the Executive Director of the Board present in most shots. Shown are Governor Price Daniel, Governor John Connally, Lieutenant Governor Preston Smith, Executive Director William J. Burke, and several Board members, not always identified. Also present is an aerial view of the Capitol complex, about 1956, and a color lithograph showing the San Jacinto Monument and Battleship Texas.
Following these is a larger group of photos from the 1940s primarily concerning the eleemosynary institutions under direction of the Board. Most of these photographs were taken for use in various Board publications, including exhibit bulletins from several state fat stock shows and exhibits, 1943-1946, in which students from the eleemosynary and juvenile institutions participated; the bulletin from the Longhorn State Camp, 1945, attended by children from the state orphanages; a brochure, Your Institutions and You, 1945; and a special edition of The Lone Star, 1944, containing the 13th biennial report of the Board. Views shown include adults and children in various institutions at work, in class, doing arts and crafts projects, and playing; group shots of people, such as the Improvement Club from the Gatesville State School for Girls, and class pictures; shots of building exteriors; students showing animals and other items at the fat stock shows and exhibits; and volleyball, fishing and other recreational scenes, primarily from the Longhorn State Camp. Also present are shots taken at the Buchanan Dam Conference, attended by Board members; and a folder of general views.
Arrangement of the Records
The photographs are filed alphabetically by institution or event, with correspondence and paste-ups present in some files. Following these are copies of most of the above listed publications, which, in many cases, do identify individuals and scenes portrayed in the photographs. Arrangement was done by State Archives staff.
Index Terms
The terms listed here may be used to find similar or related records.
Corporate Names:
Texas. State Board of Control--Officials and employees--Photographs.
Subjects:
Public institutions--Texas--Photographs.
Children--Institutional care--Texas--Photographs.
Asylums--Texas--Photographs.
Reformatories--Texas--Photographs.
Orphanages--Texas--Photographs.
People with mental disabilities--Institutional care--Texas--Photographs.
Blind--Institutional care--Texas--Photographs.
Deaf--Institutional care--Texas--Photographs.
Psychiatric hospitals--Texas--Photographs.
Document Types:
Photographs--Texas--Public institutions--about 1940-1963.
Negatives--Texas--Public institutions--about 1940-1963.
Functions:
Managing public institutions.
Maintaining public buildings.
Restrictions on Access
The names or other information which could identify patients, students, or residents in the eleemosynary facilities are confidential under V.T.C.A., Health and Safety Code, 576.005 and 595.001 or the Human Services Code, 12.003. Names or other information which could identify children in state juvenile detention facilities are confidential under the Texas Family Code, Section 58.005.
This series is closed because almost all of the photographs show patients or students in facilities described above. Researchers wishing to access images which contain patients or students will need to request an Attorney General's Open Records Opinion. Images showing just facilities or portrait views of Board of Control members can be viewed. 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.
Researchers are required to wear gloves provided by the Archives when reviewing photographic materials.
Preferred Citation
(Identify the item), Photographs, Texas State Board of Control records. Archives and Information Services Division, Texas State Library and Archives Commission.
Accession Information
Accession number: 1991/016
These records were transferred to the Archives and Information Services Division of the Texas State Library and Archives Commission by the Texas State Purchasing and General Services Commission on October 10, 1990.
Processing Information
Processed by Laura K. Saegert, August 1991
The finding aid was made DACS compliant and split due to online file size limitations by Laura K. Saegert, June 2008
Board member photographs
Box
1991/016-98 Board members, 1959
1961
1962
(2 folders)
Board members and governor, 1959
1963
[2 folders]
1964
Board members and Lt. Governor, 1964
Board members and (?) staff, 1962
Board of Control, miscellaneous, late 1950s - 1960s
Aerial view, Capitol Complex, c. 1956
"A Texas History Pictorial"
Eleemosynary photographs
Box
1991/016-98 General
Group shots, unidentified
Austin State Hospital
(2 folders)
Austin State School
Big Spring State Hospital
Buchanan Dam Conference
Confederate Home for Men
Confederate Women's Home
Corsicana State Orphans Home
Deaf, Dumb, and Blind Institute for Colored Orphans
Exhibit and Livestock Show, 1944
Livestock Show and Exhibit, 1946
Fat Stock Show, Camp Mabry
Gainesville State School for Girls
Box
1991/016-99 Gatesville State School for Boys
Inks Lake State School
Kerrville State Sanatorium
Longhorn Camp
[2 folders]
Mexia State School
Rusk State Hospital
San Antonio State Hospital
State School Farm Colony
State Tuberculosis Farm Colony
Terrell State Hospital
Texas School for the Blind
Texas School for the Deaf
Waco State Home
Wichita Falls State Hospital
Correspondence
Notes and paste-ups
Publications

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Petition for removal of the Superintendent of the Deaf School, about 1938,
0.24 cubic ft.

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. This series consists of petition forms submitted to the Texas State Board of Control requesting the removal of the superintendent of the Texas School for the Deaf, T.M. Scott, dating about 1938. The petition was signed by parents of children in the Deaf School, members of the Texas Association of the Deaf, and interested parties. Reasons listed on the petition for the removal of Scott included: he was neither an educator of the hearing nor of the deaf; complaints over the business side of the management of the school; he failed to make an accounting of $6,500 stolen from parents of deaf children by a employee of the school; he ignored pleas and requests of the Texas Association of the Deaf and parents of deaf children; by his actions he showed he was not in sympathy with the problems of the deaf; he intended to switch students in the Main Building to the Primary Oral Building, an experimental annex, which the petition stated was contrary to law and would result in many children leaving the school; and he did not fit the requirements of the law under Article 691, Superintendents elected. The law states "Each superintendent shall have had special advantages and practical experience in the class of persons committed to his charge." A new superintendant, E.R. Wright, was named in 1939. Whether this was the result of the petition is unknown. No mention of the recall petition is made in the Board of Control report for the 1939-1940 biennium, either in the overall report or the report of the Texas School for the Deaf.
Arrangement
These records are unarranged, as received from the agency.
Index Terms
The terms listed here may be used to find similar or related records.
Personal Names:
Scott, T.M.
Corporate Names:
Texas School for the Deaf.
Document Types:
Petitions--Texas--Public institutions--c. 1938
Preferred Citation
(Identify the item), Petition for the removal of the Superintendent of the Deaf School, Texas State Board of Control records. Archives and Information Services Division, Texas State Library and Archives Commission.
Accession Information
Accession number: 1963/058
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 December 2, 1963.
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Box
1963/058-9 Petition forms, about 1938
[5 folders]

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Transcripts of lunacy cases, 1947,
0.71 cubic ft.

The primary functions of the Texas State Board of Control were the control and supervision of 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. This series consists of commitment papers and other court documents from mental competency hearings in county courts in 1947. The defendants were committed to one of the state mental hospitals or else to the mental ward at the Veterans Hospital in Waco (for veterans only). Types of documents present include statement of facts, giving information about the patient and their family, their mental condition, symptoms, supposed cause, and other data; testimony and affidavits of those filing the commitment papers; judgements and court orders; physicians certificates, certifying the mental status of the patient; property and financial statement of patient at the time of the trial; physician's statement and court orders releasing the patient from the institution; and occasional correspondence with family members, usually requesting payment for services at the hospital.
Arrangement
These records are arranged by hospital, as received from the agency.
Index Terms
The terms listed here may be used to find similar or related records.
Document Types:
Legal documents--Texas.
Restrictions on Access
The court records are restricted under V.T.C.A., Health and Safety Code, Mental Health and Mental Retardation, 571.015. Access to the records is available only through a court order and only if the use, inspection, or copying is justified and in the public interest, or the paper is to be released to the person to whom it relates or to a person designated in a written release signed by the person to whom the paper relates. The medical records in the files are also restricted under V.T.C.A. Occupations Code, 159.002 (Medical Practice Act) for 100 years. Any correspondence with the family concerning payments of a patient's care is confidential under V.T.C.A., Health and Safety Code, Mental Health and Mental Retardation, 611.004. 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.
Preferred Citation
(Identify the item), Transcripts of lunacy cases, Texas State Board of Control records. Archives and Information Services Division, Texas State Library and Archives Commission.
Accession Information
Accession number: 1963/058
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 December 2, 1963.
Processed by
Processed by Laura K. Saegert, January 2002
A few box numbers were changed in this series and the finding aid DACS compliant split due to online file size limitations by Laura K. Saegert, June 2008
Box
1963/058-10 Austin State Hospital, 1947
Big Spring State Hospital, 1947
Rusk State Hospital, 1947
San Antonio State Hospital, 1947
Terrell State Hospital, 1947
Wichita Falls State Hospital, 1947
Veterans, VA hospital at Waco, 1947
[unfoldered]
Box
1963/058-11 Veterans, VA hospital at Waco, 1947
[unfoldered]

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