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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

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

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

Records on monuments, 1935-1937,

Texas State Library and Archives Commission

Texas State Board of Control:

An Inventory of State Board of Control Building Records and Contracts at the Texas State Archives, 1854, 1885, 1909-1949, 1967, undated, bulk 1920-1928



Overview

Creator: Texas. State Board of Control.
Title: State Board of Control building records and contracts
Dates: 1854, 1885, 1909-1949, 1967, undated
Dates: bulk 1920-1928
Abstract: 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; 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 present include specifications, bid proposals, blueprints, original contracts, bonds, deeds and easements, reports, legislative bills, correspondence, contractor's estimates, receipts, job orders, and photographs. Records are dated 1854, 1885, 1909-1949, 1967, and undated, bulk dating 1920-1928.
Quantity: 6.44 cubic ft.
Language: These materials are written in English.
Repository: Texas State Archives

Agency History

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Scope and Contents of the Records

The primary functions of the Texas State Board of Control were controling and supervising the state eleemosynary institutions (state schools, hospitals and sanitoriums, orphanages, juvenile training schools), the Alabama-Coushatta Indian Reservation, the Confederate Homes, and the State Cemetery; serving as the purchasing agent for state institutions and agencies; having joint supervision and maintenance of certain historical parks; and having charge of the custody and maintenance of the Capitol and other state office buildings and grounds. Types of records include specifications for construction projects undertaken by the Texas State Board of Control that were sent out on bid (bid proposals), blueprints, original contracts, bonds, deeds and easements, reports, legislative bills, correspondence, contractor's estimates, receipts, job orders, and photographs. Records are dated 1854, 1885, 1909-1949, 1967, and undated.

Specifications and Blueprints 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 related records consist of 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.

Records on monuments relate to the bidding by private contractors and the construction of ten historical monuments under two contracts for the Texas State Board of Control during the Centennial era, 1937-1937.

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

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

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Organization of the Records

These records are organized into three series by State Archives staff.
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

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Restrictions

Restrictions on Access

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

Restrictions on Use

Most records created by Texas state agencies are not copyrighted 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.

A few of the blueprints may be too large to photocopy.

Technical Requirements

None.

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Index Terms

The terms listed here were used to catalog the records. The terms can be used to find similar or related records.
Corporate Names:
Texas State Capitol (Austin, Tex.)--Maintenance and repair.
Texas Governor's Mansion (Austin, Tex.)
Texas State Cemetery (Austin, Tex.)
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--Design and contruction.
Public institutions--Texas--Maintenance and repair.
Public institutions--Specifications--Texas.
Public buildings--Specifications--Texas.
Public buildings--Texas--Design and construction.
Public buildings--Texas--Maintenance and repair.
Historic parks--Texas.
Monuments--Texas.
Places:
Texas--Capitol and capital.
Texas--Centennial celebrations, etc.
Document Types:
Correspondence--Texas--Monuments--1935-1937.
Contracts--Texas--Monuments--1935-1937.
Photographs--Texas--Monuments--1935-1937.
Financial records--Texas--Monuments--1935-1937.
Blueprints--Texas--Public institutions--1932-1949, 1967.
Blueprints--Texas--Public buildings--1932-1949, 1967.
Specifications--Texas--Public institutions--1932-1949, 1967.
Specifications--Texas--Texas centennial celebrations, etc.--1935-1936.
Contracts--Texas--Public institutions--1909-1933, 1940.
Deeds--Texas--Public institutions--1854, 1885, 1909-1933, 1940.
Contracts--Texas--Historic parks--1909-1933, 1940.
Deeds--Texas--Historic parks--1909-1933, 1940.
Contracts--Texas--Public buildings--1909-1933, 1940.
Deeds--Texas--Public buildings--1909-1933, 1940.
Functions:
Maintaining public buildings.

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Related Material

The following materials are offered as possible sources of further information on the agencies and subjects covered by the records. The listing is not exhaustive.

Texas State Archives
Blueprints and Drawings Collection, about 1902-1967, 21.2 cubic ft.
Texas General Services Commission, Records, 1949-1987, 0.8 cubic ft.
Texas Commission of Control for Texas Centennial Celebrations, Records, 1934-1940, 33.29 cubic ft.
Texas State Building Commission, Records on monuments, 1955-1963, 1 cubic ft.
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?]
Texas Governors Mansion Collection, 1836-1984, 14.43 cubic ft. [especially the series Architectural plans and drawings, 1856-1980, 2.38 cubic ft.]
Texas Secretary of State, Deed files, 1848-1994, undated (not inclusive), (bulk 1928-1963), 9.12 cubic ft.
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 Building Commission, Capitol area property appraisals and value analyses, 1956-1957, 1973, 1975, 0.71 cubic ft., 106 photographs, 3 maps

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Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

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

Accession Information

Accession numbers: 1980/175, 1991/016, 1993/098, 2002/035

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 March 11, 1980 and October 10, 1990; and from the Texas Historical Commission on December 8, 1992. Some unprocessed Board member's files and other administrative files without any accession information were given an accession number for control on October 8, 2001.

Processing Information

Processed by Laura K. Saegert, August 1991

Processed by Paul Beck, November 1994

Further encoding to TARO project standards by Laura K. Saegert, January 2002.

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

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Detailed Description of the Records

 

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 is part of the Texas State Board of Control records finding aid. It was removed from that finding aid due to the electronic file size limitations imposed by the online finding aid web site (TARO). If you are reading this in paper, the overall Board of Control finding aid is found at a separate divider within the binder.
Arrangement of the Records
Materials were arranged by State Archives staff. Specifications are filed first, followed by blueprints, each set arranged by the type of building, then alphabetically. Pages from a notebook containing notes on proposals and projects at some institutions follow the blueprints. The State Finance Building materials are filed last.
Preferred Citation
(Identify the item), Specifications and blueprints, Texas State Board of Control records. Archives and Information Services Division, Texas State Library and Archives Commission.
Accession Information
Accession numbers: 1980/175, 1991/016, 2002/035
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 March 11, 1980 and October 10, 1990. Some unprocessed Board member's files and other administrative files without any accession information were given an accession number for control on October 8, 2001.
Processing Information
Processed by Laura K. Saegert, August 1991
Further encoding to TARO project standards by Laura K. Saegert, January 2002.
The finding aid was made DACS compliant and the overall finding aid was split due to online file size limitations by Laura K. Saegert, June 2008
Box
1991/016-90 Specifications, eleemosynary institutions
Abilene State Hospital:
Laundry Building, specifications, undated
Male and/or female dormitory buildings, specifications, 1940s
[several sets of specifications]
Dairy barn, specifications, 1949
Austin State Hospital, Ward building, specifications, undated
Austin State School Farm Colony:
Box
1991/016-90 Dormitory no. 6, storeroom and employees quarters, general and mechanical specifications, 1938
Ward building no. 7, mechanical specifications, about 1940
Big Spring State Hospital:
Service tunnel, specifications covering mechanical construction, 1942
Service tunnel, specifications covering general construction, 1942
Second story addition to employees building, specifications covering general construction, 1942
Female dormitory no. 1, specifications covering mechanical construction, 1942
Female dormitory no. 2, specifications covering mechanical construction, 1942
Store room addition, specifications covering general construction, 1942
Male dormitory no. 1, specifications covering general construction, 1942
Female dormitory no. 2, specifications covering mechanical construction, 1942
Beam schedules, several projects, 1942
Kerrville State Sanatorium, specifications, 1941
[two sets]
San Antonio State Hospital:
Box
1991/016-90 Ward Building F-C, specifications for mechanical contracts, about 1940
Ward Building F-C, specifications for general contracts, about 1940
[two sets]
State Tuberculosis Sanatorium:
Box
1991/016-90 Dormitory building, mechanical specifications, about 1942
Dormitory building, elevator and dumbwaiter specifications, about 1942
Dormitory building, addition to laundry building, mechanical specifications, about 1942
Dormitory building, addition to laundry building, general specifications, about 1942
Dormitory building, addition to laundry building, [parts list], 1942
Dormitory building, addition to laundry building, beam schedules, 1942
Wichita Falls State Hospital:
Box
1991/016-90 Laundry building, addition to, specifications, 1942
Ward building for females, mechanical specifications, 1942
Ward building for females, general construction specifications, 1942
Specifications, State of Texas Building, Texas Centennial Exposition
Box
2002/035-9 General construction, 1935
Planting specifications, 1936
Additional work, 1936
Specifications, agency buildings
Box
2002/035-9 State Capitol:
Power house, repairs and new roof, 1932
Subterranean vault, 1935
Weatherstripping of double hung windows, about 1936
Dome, repairing and painting of exterior, 1936
Reflooring, 1936
Revolving doors, 1936
State Treasury Dept., mezzanine floor, 1936
Secretary of State's Office, new stairs and remodeling, 1937
Supreme Court offices, remodeling and repair, 1937
Dome, remodeling, painting, 1938
Comptroller's Department, new stairs and remodeling room, 1938
Greenhouse, construction of, 1938
Secretary of State's Office, remodeling, 1938
Governor's Office, remodeling, 1938
Governor's Mansion, repairs, 1938
State Department of Health, Laboratory and Pasteur Building:
Construction of buildings, 1933-1944
Addenda to construction specifications for Laboratory Building, 1939
State Department of Public Welfare Building at Camp Mabry, remodeling building, about 1940
Thirty-Sixth Division Aviation, Texas National Guard, construction of buildings and other improvements at Houston Municipal Airport, 1938
Blueprints, eleemosynary institutions
Box
1991/016-90 Abilene State Hospital, dairy, 1949
Austin State Hospital, doctor's residences, 1949
Texas School for the Deaf, dormitory, 1949
East Texas Tuberculosis Sanatorium, cold storage and creamery, 1940s
Galveston Psychopathic Hospital, repairs to roof and parapet walls, 1943
Weaver H. Baker Sanatorium, 1949
Notes on construction projects at eleemosynary institutions, about 1934-1939
[unfoldered - loosely bound]
Box
1991/016-91 State Finance Building, specifications, blueprints and drawings, correspondence, real estate files, notes, etc., 1950s-1960s

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Contracts and related records, 1854, 1885, 1909-1933, 1940, bulk 1920-1928,
4.5 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. 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. 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 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 is part of the Texas State Board of Control records finding aid. It was removed from that finding aid due to the electronic file size limitations imposed by the online finding aid web site (TARO). If you are reading this in paper, the overall Board of Control finding aid is found at a separate divider within the binder.
Arrangement of the Records
Contracts are ordered as received from the agency. The contracts are numbered sequentially, which is generally in chronological order. Some earlier deeds and contracts were apparently filed at later points in the sequence. Some contracts are missing from this series.
Preferred Citation
(Identify the item), Contracts and related records, 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 the overall finding aid was split due to online file size limitations by Laura K. Saegert, June 2008
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1991/016-92 # 1 - San Jacinto State Park, leases for pasturage and grazing, 1920, 1921
# 3 - State Juvenile Training School, lease contract, L.H. Bush land adjoining, 1920, 1925
# 4 - American Legion Memorial Hospital, lease,
[empty]
# 9 - I. & G. N. Railway to Austin, driveway to Camp Mabry, lease, 1915
# 20 - Capitol grounds, paving two driveways and abutting streets and alleyways, contract and bond, 1921
# 21 - Confederate Home, roof guaranty bond, 1921
# 22 - State Orphan Home, roof guaranty bond, 1920
# 23 - Deaf, Dumb, and Blind Institute for Colored Youth, roof guaranty bond, 1922
# 24 - Juvenile Training School, specifications and agreements for stoker equipment, 1925
# 25 - Terrell State Hospital, roof guaranty bond, 1924
# 26 - Deaf, Dumb and Blind Asylum for Colored Youths, roof guaranty bond, 1922
# 27 - Rusk State Hospital, roof guaranty bond, 1922
# 28 - Terrell State Hospital, roof guaranty bond, 1924
# 29 - Deaf, Dumb and Blind Institute for Colored Youths, hospital addition, agreement, 1925
# 30 - Rusk State Hospital, investigation, 1923
# 31 - Wichita Falls State Hospital, roadway easement, 1925
# 33 - Texas Technological College, Texas Utilities Company, electric energy agreement, 1924
# 34 - State of Texas with City of Austin, contract for sewage disposal, 1913
# 35 - Agreement between C.B. Cook and R.S. Bradly, Confederate Home inmate, for metallic coffin, 1924
# 36 - Capitol grounds, contract for sprinkling system, 1925
[missing]
# 37 - State Cemetery, Contract by O.B. Colquitt for monument to Joanna Troutman, 1921
# 38 and 39 - Deaf, Dumb and Blind Institute for Colored Youth, water meter receipts, 1925, 1922
# 40 - State Juvenile Training Fund, receipt, labor fund, 1923
# 42 - Confederate Home, contract for ice plant, 1925
# 43 - Confederate Home, contract for widening driveway, 1926
# 44 - Terrell State Hospital, Superintendent and officers residence, agreement and bond for work materials, 1926
Confederate Home:
# 45 - Proposal to furnish materials to build waiting room, 1926
# 46 - Agreement to build sewer line, 1926
# 47 - Agreement to build addition to boiler house, 1926
# 48 - Contract for boilers, 1926
# 49 - Contract to build addition to hospital, 1926
# 50 - Addition to hospital, contract and bond, 1926
# 51 - Bids to purchase the Buzzards Roost from the Board, 1926
# 52 - Contracts for plumbing, heating, electrical and general construction work, 1926
Austin State Hospital:
# 53 - Repairs and remodeling contract, 1926
# 54 - Negro men's ward, contract for steam heating, 1929
# 55 - Negro men's ward, contract for plumbing and gas piping, 1925
# 56 - Dormitory and therapy building, contract and bond to build, 1925
# 57 - Dormitory and therapy building, contract and bond for electrical work, 1925
# 58 - North Men's Ward Building, contract for work on, 1926
# 59 - North Men's Ward Building, contract for foots and stub columns, 1926
# 60 - Dormitory and therapy building, contract for plumbing and heating, 1925
# 61 - Floors and porches, contract for work on, 1926
Austin State School Farm Colony:
# 62 - School house, contract for moving and remodeling, 1925
# 63 - Remodeled school house, contract for plumbing, 1925
# 64 - Remodeled school house - contract and bond for heating, 1925
# 65 - Employees home and physicians cottage, contract and bond to build, 1925
# 66 - Employees home and physicians cottage, general construction contract and bond, 1925
# 67 - Employees home and physicians cottage, contracts for plumbing, heating and electrical work, 1925
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1991/016-93 # 68 - Austin State School, contract for ice making machinery, 1926
# 69 - Austin State School Farm Colony, sewer line, contract to construct, 1925
Austin State School:
# 70 - Laundry building, contract for addition, 1926
# 71 - Industrial and Manual Training Building, contract and bond for electrical wiring system, 1926
# 72 - Hospital Building, contract and bond for work on, 1926
# 73 - Industrial and Manual Training Building and Dormitory # 8, contract and bond for heating system and for work on plumbing in the hospital, 1926
# 74 - Industrial and Manual Training Building, Dormitory # 8, and hospital, contract and bond for electrical wiring and fixtures, 1926
# 75 - Dormitory # 8, plumbing system, contract and bond for installation, 1926
# 76 - Industrial and Manual Training Building and Dormitory # 8, contract and bond for work and for remodeling auditorium, 1926
# 77 - Austin State School, build tunnel system; Deaf, Dumb and Blind Institute for Colored Youth, repair floors; contract and bond, 1928
# 78 - Austin State Hospital, hospital for Negro men, contract to build, 1925
# 79 - Texas State Capitol, temperature control system, contract to install, 1916
# 80 - Austin State Hospital, contract for work on floors, 1925
Texas State Capitol:
# 81 - Elevator, specifications and proposal to install, 1916
# 82 - Heating and vacuum cleaning systems, contract to install, 1916
# 83 - Electrical and power systems, contract for rewiring, 1916
# 84 - Plumbing work, contract for, 1916
# 85 - State of Texas to G.L. Riffe, lease of state property, 1915
# 91 - State of Texas to A. Basnett, lease of state property, 1901
# 92 - Inaugural ceremony, expense statements, 1927
# 93 - Texas State Capitol, contract for telegraph services and rental of clock, 1927
# 94 - State property on 5th street in Austin, contract for paving skips adjacent to property, 1927
State Orphan Home:
# 95 - Sanitary sewer contract, 1926
# 96 - Tunnel system contract, 1926
# 97 - Implement shed contract, 1926
# 98 - Laundry machine contract, 1926
# 99 - Contract for repairs, 1926
Wichita Falls State Hospital:
# 100 - Dairy Barn, contract and bond, 1926
# 101 - Hospital, Ward Building, contract and bond for plumbing work, 1925
# 101A - Report of Locating Committee for Wichita Falls State Hospital (Northwest Texas Asylum for the Insane) to the 36th Legislature, about 1918
# 101B - Report of contracts let for building and bids, 1918
[two folders]
# 101C - Contract and bond for erection and completion of buildings, 1918
# 101D - Contract for electric wiring, 1918
# 101E - Contract and bond for installation of wiring system, 1918
# 102 - Contract for boiler, 1927
Girls Training School:
# 103 - Sewage disposal system contract, 1926
# 104 - Specifications and bids for repairs, 1926
# 105 - Superintendent's residence, contract and bond for heating, 1926
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1991/016-94 # 106 - Texas School for the Blind, contract to build entrance gate, 1926
Rusk State Hospital:
# 107 - Contract for stairway, 1925
# 108 - Ward building, addition, contract for plumbing, 1925
# 108A - Contract to build a hospital building, 1924
# 109 - Ward building addition, contract to build, 1925
# 110 - Ward building addition, contract for wiring, 1925
# 111 - Laundry machinery contract, 1926
# 112 - Tuberculor building, contract and bond, 1926
Abilene State Hospital:
# 113 - Contract for cottage building, ice plant and dairy barn, 1926
# 114 - Contract and bond for concrete walk and curbs, 1926
# 115 - Contract for fire escapes, 1926
# 116 - State Tuberculosis Sanatorium, supply list, West Texas Utilities Company account, 1926
# 117 - Confederate Woman's Home, bids and contract for repairs, 1926
# 118 - Confederate Woman's Home, bids for printing, 1926
# 119 - Deaf, Dumb and Blind Institute for Colored Youth, dining hall addition, contract, 1925
# 120 - State Tuberculosis Sanatorium, contract for elevators, 1927
San Antonio State Hospital:
# 121 - Ward building, contract and bond for repairs, 1926
# 122 - Roof guaranty bond, 1927
# 123 - Bids for paying work, 1926
# 124 - Girls Training School, contract for reroofing buildings, 1925-1926
# 125 - Girls Training School, contract and bond for alterations, 1926
# 126 - State Juvenile Training School, Superintendent's home, contract for steam heating, 1926
# 127 - State Juvenile Training School, Industrial Building, proposals and contract, 1926
# 128 - Deaf, Dumb and Blind Institute for Colored Youth, water meter receipt, 1928
# 130 - State of Texas and Lone Star Ice Company, lease of state land, 1914
# 131 - Sand Beach Reserve, Austin, lease of state property, 1917, 1925-1928
# 132 - Sand Beach Reserve, Austin, lease of state property, 1921
# 133 - State property, Third and Guadalupe Streets, Austin, lease, 1921
# 134 - State Highway Department, bid, contract and bond for license plates and chauffeur badges, 1926-1927
# 135 - University of Texas at Austin, Littlefield Dormitory, bids, specifications, contract and bond, 1927
# 136 - Terrell State Hospital, contract for electrical power, 1924
# 137 - Mazda lamps, contract for purchase, 1925
# 138 - San Jacinto Battlefield, certified copy of warranty deed, 1909
# 139 - Contract with City of Austin for electric power, 1925
# 140 - Contract with City of Austin for electric power, 1925
# 141 - Chauffeur's badges, bid and contract to purchase, 1927
# 142 - Texas School for the Blind, Texas State Capitol, and Land Office Building, contract for painting, 1925
# 143 - Abilene State Hospital and City of Abilene, water contract, 1922
[Contract is missing.]
# 144 - Girls Training School, power line easement and map, 1925
# 145 - Terrell State Hospital, power line easement and map, 1924
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1991/016-95 # 146 - License plates and chaffeur's badges, contract to purchase, 1925
# 147 - San Jacinto Park Road, contract and bond for engineering work, 1924
# 148 - Austin State Hospital, roofing contract and bond, 1923
# 149 - Texas State Capitol, contracts and bonds for painting, plastering, setting steps, dome and roof repair, 1922
# 150 - Wichita Falls State Hospital, leases for pasturage, 1921
# 151 - Stephen F. Austin monument, agreement and blueprint to construct monument over the grave of S.F. Austin, 1912
# 152 - Texas State Capitol, estimate for cleaning out oil tank and hauling slush, 1927
# 153 - State Cemetery, estimate and plat for drainage work, 1922-1924
# 154 - Land Office, elevator contract, 1926
# 155 - Girls Training School, receipt of money in junk account and girls account, 1923
# 156 - Deaf, Dumb and Blind Institute for Colored Youth, roofing contract, 1922
# 157 - State of Texas, contract selling sand and gravel deposits from state land in the bed of the Colorado River, 1913
# 157A - State Orphan Home, lease agreement, oil racks and pipelines, 1926
# 158 - State Tuberculosis Sanatorium, contract for water softener plant, 1925
# 159 - State Tuberculosis Sanatorium, contract for laundry machine, 1926
Texas School for the Deaf:
# 160 - Laundry building, contract and bond for plumbing system, 1925
# 161 - Oral Training Building addition, bids and contract, 1925
# 162 - Lighting work, contract and bond, 1925
# 163 - Oral Training Building addition, contract and bond, 1925
# 164 - Laundry building, contract and bond to construct, 1925
# 165 - Oral Training Building, porch addition, contract and bond (cancelled), 1925
State Tuberculosis Sanatorium:
# 166 - Boilers, bids and specifications, 1926
# 167 - Boilers, contract for removal of, 1926
# 168 - Electrical work contract, 1925
# 169 - Plumbing and heating work contract, 1925
# 170 - Subsistence Building, contract for refrigeration system, 1925
# 171 - Laundry building, contract to build addition and to build an office building, 1926
Home for Dependent and Neglected Children:
# 172 - Lighting fixtures, bids, 1926
# 173 - Dining Hall and Kitchen, contract to construct, 1926
# 174 - Kitchen, contract for heating and plumbing, 1926
# 175 - Contract for steam heating and plumbing, 1925
# 176 - Chapel - hospital - dormitory building, contract and bond to build, 1925
# 176A - Contract for electrical wiring, 1921
# 177 - Austin State School, store and office building, contract for repairs, 1927
# 178 - Austin State School, contract for painting and wall papering, 1926
Texas School for the Blind:
# 179 - Boiler house, plumbing contract, 1927
# 180 - Tunnel heating system, contract, 1927
# 181 - Boiler house, bids and contract for, 1927
Confederate Woman's Home:
# 182 - Heating plant, contract for remodeling, 1927
# 183 - Bids for painting, 1927
# 184 - Heating plant, contract and bond for remodeling, 1927
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1991/016-96 Deaf, Dumb and Blind Institute for Colored Youth:
# 185 - Boiler house, contract, 1927
# 186 - Boiler house, plumbing contract, 1927
# 187 - Boys dormitory, plumbing contract, 1927
# 188 - Bids, contract and bond for tunnels for heating system, 1927
# 189 - Boys dormitory, heating contract, 1927
# 190 - Boys dormitory, contract to build concrete porch, 1927
# 191 - Boys dormitory, contract for remodeling, 1927
# 192 - Boys dormitory, painting contract, 1927
# 193 - State Juvenile Training School, contract to build dormitory building, 1927
# 194 - State Juvenile Training School, dormitory building, contract for heating and plumbing, 1927
# 195 - Terrell State Hospital and San Antonio State Hospital, contract for sewage plant improvements, 1928
[missing]
# 196 - Wichita Falls State Hospital, Nurses Dormitory, plumbing and heating contract, 1927
# 197 - Wichita Falls State Hospital, contract for boiler work, 1926-1927
# 198 - Capitol Post Office, bids and specifications to build cabinets, 1927
# 199 - State Museum Building, heating contract and bond, 1927
# 200 - Governor's Mansion, contract for remodeling, 1927
# 201 - King's State Park, contract to repair star, 1927
# 202 - Governor's Mansion, bids (one as contract) to repair ceiling, 1928
# 203 - State Juvenile Training School, Superintendent's residence, bids, 1926
# 204 - Land Office to Texas State Capitol Power House, contract and bond to build heating tunnels, 1927
# 205 - Governor's Mansion, contract for installation of oil burners, 1927
# 206 - Texas State Capitol, contract for rebuilding lake, 1927
Governor's Mansion:
# 207 - Contract for repair and remodeling of the steam heating system, 1927
# 208 - Contract for bath and shower, 1927
# 209 - Contract and bond for alterations, 1927
# 210 - Land Office Museum and Texas State Capitol Power House, contract and bond for heat connection, 1928
# 211 - Fannin State Park, contract and bond for improvements, 1927
# 212 - Washington State Park, contract for improvements, 1927
# 213 - Wichita Falls State Hospital, Boiler house, contract for repairs, 1926
# 214 - Wichita Falls State Hospital, Male ward building # 2, contract and bond, 1927
# 215 - San Antonio State Hospital, copy of deeds of land to the hospital, 1885
Rusk State Hospital:
# 216 - Ward building, contract for heating, 1925
# 217 - Ward building, contract and bond for wiring, 1927
# 218 - Ward building, contract and bond for alterations, 1927
# 219 - Ward building, contract to construct addition, 1927
# 220 - Ward building, contract and bond for plumbing and heating, 1927
# 221 - Eleemosynary institutions, steam boiler policy, 1925
# 222 - Abilene State Hospital, apartment building, contract and bond for electrical work, 1927
# 223 - Abilene State Hospital, apartment building, contract and bond to construct, 1927
Austin State School:
# 224 - Dormitory # 9, contract and bond for plumbing, 1927
# 225 - Dormitory # 9, contract for wiring, 1927
# 226 - Dormitory # 9, contract and bond for heating, 1927
# 227 - Dormitory # 9, contract and bond to construct, 1927
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1991/016-97 # 228 - Contract for laundry machine and equipment, 1926
# 229 - Power House, contract and bond for alterations and an addition, 1927
# 230 - Power House, plumbing contract, 1927
# 231 - Contract and bond for steam piping and boiler house equipment, 1927
# 232 - Specifications and contract for water tube boilers, 1927
# 233 - Boiler room, bids and contract for repairs, 1928
# 234 - San Antonio State Hospital, Old Ladies Home, contract and bond for plumbing and heating work, 1927
# 235 - San Antonio State Hospital, Old Ladies Home, contract and bond for electrical work, 1927
# 236 - State Tuberculosis Sanatorium, water softener and water filter plant, specifications, contract and bond, 1925, 1928
# 237 - Confederate Home, fence line map, 1916
# 238 - State institutions, bids and contracts to supply milk and butter, 1927
# 240 - Post Office boxes, bids for, 1927
# 241 - State institutions, bids and contracts to supply bread, 1927
# 242 - State Cemetery, Keeper's House, light meter receipt, 1928
# 243 - State Tuberculosis Sanatorium, contract for tunnels for steam pipes, 1928
# 244 - International and Great Northern Railroad, lease agreement for unloading purposes at Camp Mabry, 1928
# 245 - State Tuberculosis Sanatorium, Infirmary Ward Building, contract and bond for elevator, 1927
# 246 - Austin eleemosynary institutions, bids for turkeys for Thanksgiving, 1927
# 247 - Rusk State Hospital, roof guaranty bond, 1928
[missing]
# 248 and 249 - Austin State School, roof guaranty bonds, 1928
# 250 - Austin State Hospital, roof guaranty bond, 1926
# 252 - Sand Beach Reserve, easement permitting City of Austin to cross, 1929
# 253 - Austin departments and institutions, bids, contract and bond for ice, 1929
Wichita Falls State Hospital:
# 256 - Tunnel system, specifications, proposal, contract and bond, 1927
# 257 - Contract and bond for porch additions, 1925
# 258 - Laundry machine and equipment contract, 1927
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1991/016-108 # 259 - Ward building, contract and bond for steam heating installation, 1925
# 260 - Male Ward building, contracts and bonds for plumbing, heating, and electric wiring, 1927
# 261 - Eleemosynary institutions, power plants, contract for boiler insurance, 1922
# 262 - Purchase of Lot B, Division B, property of A.J. Hamilton, Austin, for place of interment for General Edward Burleson (copy), 1854
# 263 - Transfer of insane patients, non-residents of Iowa, agreement with Board of Control, State of Iowa, 1920
# 264 - Railroad Commission, charges for train movement of transfer of insane patients, 1926
# 265 - King's Park, contract for fence, 1926
# 266 - State Highway Department, contract and bond for license plates, 1925
# 267 - State Highway Department, contract to partition, 1927
# 268? - Gonzales State Park, contract for paving streets, 1925-1926
# 269? - Fannin State Park, contract for repairs to fence, etc., 1926
# 271 - Texas State Capitol, sworn statements of painters working at the time of the accident while painting inside the dome, 1922
# 272 - Texas State Capitol, blueprint and bill covering part of cost of fountain at mineral well on Capitol grounds, 1928
# 273 - Eleemosynary institutions, contract for bread, 1926
Texas State Capitol:
# 274 - Bids and award for storm vestibule at east entrance to Capitol, 1927
# 275 - Contract for repairs to iron fence, west side of Capitol grounds, 1927
# 276 - Proposal and contract to install lavatory for photostat room, 1927
# 277 - State Cemetery, contract for cleaning and repairing the Albert Sidney Johnston Monument, and getting a glass case for the monument, 1927
# 278 - Texas State Capitol, letter requesting to hang picture of Major General Beaumont B. Buck in Senate Chamber, 1928
# 279 - Texas State Capitol, contract for cement sidewalks on grounds, 1928
# 280 - Instrument granting the U.S. government the right to deposit soil excavated from the Houston Ship Channel on state land and releasing the government from liabilities from damage done while making improvements to the ship channel; letters regarding the pleasure pier and the land wharf at the San Jacinto State Park, 1928
# 281 - Wichita Falls State Hospital, Nurses Dormitory, contracts and bond for general work and for electrical wiring, 1927
# 282 - Home for Dependent and Neglected Children, contract and bond for a dairy barn, 1927
# 283 - Home for Dependent and Neglected Children, Nursery Building, contract and bond for plumbing and heating, 1927
# 284 - Texas School for the Blind, contract and bond for steam heating system and hot water system, 1927
# 285 - Austin State Hospital, contract for electric wiring in porch, 1926
# 286 - Austin State Hospital, specifications for repairing and finishing floors, about 1925
Abilene State Hospital:
# 287 - Woman's Dormitory, contract and bond to construct dorm, 1926
# 288 - Contract and bond to construct ice plant and dairy buildings, 1926
# 289 - Apartment building, contract and bond for plumbing and heating system, 1927
# 290 - State Department of Health, Pasteur and Laboratory Building, contracts and bonds for electric wiring, heating, and plumbing work, 1928
[two folders]
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1991/016-109 # 291 - Terrell State Hospital, Administration Building, contracts and bond for wiring, heating, plumbing and general work, 1928
# 292 - Terrell State Hospital, contract and bond for elevator and dumb waiter, 1927
# 293 - Texas School for the Deaf, Gymnasium Building, contracts and bonds for heating, electric wiring, and general construction work, 1928
# 294 - Girls Training School, contract for motor driven rapid type washer, 1927
# 295 - Wichita Falls State Hospital, contract to clean, repair and paint water tank, 1928
# 296 - Austin State School, Dormitory # 10, contracts and bond to build, and for heating and plumbing systems, 1928
# 297 - Deaf, Dumb and Blind Institute for Colored Youth, contracts for repairs and changing old power house in connection with laundry, 1928
# 298 - Austin State School, Employees home, contract and bond for enlarging plumbing system, 1928
San Antonio State Hospital:
# 299 - Old Ladies Home, contract and bond for elevator, 1927
# 300 - Dairy Barn building, contract and bond for plumbing, 1927
# 301 - Dairy Barn building, contract and bond to construct, 1927
# 302 - Old Ladies Home, contract and bond to construct, 1927
# 303 - Ward building, contract and bond for foundation repairs, 1928
# 304 - Rusk State Hospital, contract and bond to construct a ward building (including heating, plumbing and wiring work), 1928
# 305 - State Tuberculosis Sanatorium, contract and bond for heating and plumbing in a ward building; and for plumbing work and remodeling of the power house building, 1926
# 306 - Rusk State Hospital, contract for three roll section for a flat work ironer, 1928
State Orphan Home:
# 307 - Contract for six inch water supply main and appurtances, 1926
# 308 - Contract and bond for additions to the machine shop and to the laundry building, 1925
# 309 - Boy's Dormitory, contract and bond for repairs, 1927
State Tuberculosis Sanatorium:
# 310 - Contract and bond for steam pipe work and equipment, 1928
# 311 - Contract and bond for brick settings for walsh and weidner boiler, etc., 1926
# 312 - Infirmary Ward Building, contract and bond for electrical work, 1927
# 313 - Contract for passenger service, 1927
# 314 - Contract and bond for plumbing and heating work, 1927
# 315 - Infirmary Ward Building, contract and bond to construct, 1927
# 316 - Infirmary Ward Building, contract and bond to construct, 1927
# 317 - Infirmary Ward Building, contract and bond for electrical work, and to remodel and add to power house building, 1926
# 318 - State Orphan Home, contract to repair, clean and paint water tank, 1927
# 319 - State Juvenile Training School, contract for connecting and completing sewer lines and sewage disposal plant, 1927
Girls Training School:
# 320 - Contract to repair clean, and paint water tank, 1927
# 321 - School Building, contracts and bonds for electrical, plumbing, and heating work, 1928
# 322 - Contract and bond for repairing old school building and converting it into a dormitory, 1928
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1991/016-110 # 323 - San Jacinto State Park (see also # 280), contract, claims, correspondence, and specifications for construction of wharf, 1928
[two folders]
# 325 - Austin State School, roof guaranty bond, 1927
# 326 - Wichita Falls State Hospital, Female Ward Building, contract and bond for electric wiring, 1928
# 327 thru # 330 - Austin State School, roof guaranty bonds, 1927-1928
# 331 and 332 - Deaf, Dumb and Blind Institute for Colored Youth, roof guaranty bonds, 1927
# 333 - Abilene State Hospital, gas contract, 1926
# 334 - Austin State Hospital, Convalescent Cottage, contracts and bonds to build, including electric wiring, heating, and plumbing systems, 1928
[two folders]
# 335 - Deaf, Dumb and Blind Institute for Colored Youth, contract and bond for installation of tunnels, 1927
# 336 - Confederate Woman's Home, roof guaranty bond, 1923
# 337 - State Department of Health, Pasteur Laboratory Building, roof guaranty bond, 1928
# 338 - Rusk State Hospital, roof guaranty bond, 1922
[empty]
# 339 - Terrell State Hospital, roof guaranty bond, 1928
# 340 - Terrell State Hospital, gas contract (void), 1926
# 341 - San Antonio State Hospital, contract connecting new boiler to piping system, 1927
# 342 - State Tuberculosis Sanatorium, contract for erection of back-wash water tank and tower, 1926
# 343 - San Antonio State Hospital, roof guaranty bond, 1927
# 345 - Texas School for the Blind, roof guaranty bond, 1927
# 346 - Wichita Falls State Hospital, contract and specifications for water filter equipment and two filter basins, 1926
# 347 - Texas School for the Blind, deed to property, F.T. Ramsey to State of Texas, (certified copy), 1915, 1929
# 348 - Rusk State Hospital, undertaking contract, 1926
# 349 - San Antonio State Hospital, bid for improvements to sewerage plant (see also # 195), 1927
# 350 - San Antonio State Hospital, pipeline easement, 1927
# 351 - State Orphan Home, architect's agreement for designs for six inch water main extension from corporate limits of Corsicana to orphan home, 1926
# 352 - State Orphan Home, agreement for water services with the City of Corsicana, 1933, 1937
# 353 - Contract, City of Corsicana with Independent Order of Odd Fellows and State Board of Control pertaining to sewerage disposal system from eleemosynary institutions for a period of 99 years, dating 1926
# 354 - State Orphan Home, license agreement with St. Louis Southwestern Railway Company, St. Louis, Mo., permitting orphan home to cross railroad right of way with pipeline, 1926
# 355 - Rusk State Hospital, Boiler House, contract and bond, 1927
# 356 - Rusk State Hospital, memorandum re: land supposed to be owned by Rusk, about 1920
# 361 - Girls Training School, electric power contract, 1927
# 363 - Girls Training School, roof guaranty bond, 1926
# 364 - Wichita Falls State Hospital, gas utility contract, 1927
[empty]
# 368 - Terrell State Hospital, gas contract for power plant boilers, 1927
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1991/016-111 # 369 - State Tuberculosis Sanatorium, Subsistence Building, contract and bond for addition and remodeling, 1928
# 370 - Girls Training School, contract for pasturage, 1929
# 371 - Rusk State Hospital, Report of Legislative Committee to investigate with reference to iron foundry (typed copy), [1926]
# 374 - Washington State Park, contract for cattle guards, reinforcing the retaining wall, and planting pecan trees and shrubbery, 1928
# 375 - Wichita Falls State Hospital, Female Ward Building # 3, contract and bond to build ward, 1928
# 376 - Rusk State Hospital, roof guaranty bond, 1929
[missing]
# 377 - Wichita Falls State Hospital, roof guaranty bond, 1929
# 378 - Rusk State Hospital, mortuary contract, 1927-1929
# 379 - San Antonio State Hospital, mortuary contract, 1927
# 380 - Wichita Falls State Hospital, mortuary contract, 1927
# 381 - Texas School for the Deaf, roof guaranty bond, 1928
# 382 - Eleemosynary institutions, steam boiler insurance, 1928-1930
# 383 - Austin eleemosynary institutions, agreement on installing gas burners, 1928
# 385 - Fifth Street property, Austin, lease and surrender agreement, 1928
# 392 - Deaf, Dumb and Blind Institute for Colored Youth, gas contract, 1928
# 393 - Austin State School, gas contract, 1928
# 394 - Austin State School, roof guaranty bond, 1929
State Highway Department:
# 395 - Contract and bond for license plates, 1927
# 396 - Contracts and bonds for license plates and chauffeur's badges, 1928
# 397 - Contract and bond for oil and gasoline, 1928
# 398 - Specifications, proposal, contract, and bond for highway signs and road markers, 1928
# 399 - Specifications, proposal, contract, and bond for posts for highway markers, 1928
# 400 - Proposal, contract and bond for paint for guard rails, 1928
# 401 - Proposal, contract, and bond for paint for bridges and guard rails, 1928
# 403 - Mazda lamps, contract to purchase, 1928
# 404 - Mazda lamps, contract to purchase, 1927
# 405 - Abilene State Hospital, Men's dormitory, contract and bond to build dorm, 1928
# 406 - Abilene State Hospital, Men's dormitory, contract and bond for plumbing and heating work, 1928
# 407 - Home for Dependent and Neglected Children, dormitory, contract and bond for heating and plumbing work, 1928
# 408 - Rusk State Hospital, proposals and contract to construct artesian water well, 1929
# 409 - Girls Training School, contract and bond to build a school building, 1927
# 410 - Terrell State Hospital, Men's dormitory, contract and bond for electric wiring, 1929
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1991/016-112 # 411 - Terrell State Hospital, Men's dormitory, contract and bond for heating and plumbing work, 1929
# 412 - Terrell State Hospital, Men's dormitory, general construction contract and bond, 1929
# 413 - Home for Dependent and Neglected Children, dormitory, contract and bond to build dorm, 1928
State Highway Department:
# 414 - Bids for license plates and chauffeur's badges, 1929
[two folders]
# 415 - Contract and bond for license plates, 1930
# 416 - Contract and bond for chauffeur's badges, 1930
# 417 - Rusk State Hospital, contract to build a concrete settling basin, 1929
# 418 - Wichita Falls State Hospital, contract to build concrete silo, 1929
# 419 - San Jacinto Battleground, lease agreement for grazing, 1929
# 420 - State Juvenile Training School, roof guaranty bond, 1929
# 421 - State Juvenile Training School, statement of cost of rebuilding [electric power] distribution system, 1927-1929
# 422 - Texas Confederate Home, Confederate Woman's Home, Austin State School and Austin State Hospital, mortuary contract, 1929
# 423 - Contract for paving streets adjacent to state institutions, 1929
# 424 - State Highway Department and other departments and state institutions, bids, specifications, contract and bond to supply retail oil, gasoline, etc., 1929
# 425 - State Orphan Home, contract and bond to build concrete dining room building, a high school building, and to remodel the old dining room building, 1928
# 427 - Terrell State Hospital, contract for gas, 1929
# 428 - Terrell State Hospital, mortuary contract and bond, 1926
# 429 - Austin State School, Power plant, contract to install connections, 1928
# 430 - Wichita Falls State Hospital, Female Ward Building # 3, contract for plumbing and heating work, 1928
# 431 - Girls Training School, roof guaranty bond, 1928
# 432 - Abilene State Hospital, Men's dormitory, contract and bond for electrical work, 1928
# 433 - State Highway Department, contract and bond for grader blades, 1929
# 434 - State Highway Department, proposals, contract and bond for wholesale gasoline, oils, etc., 1929
[two folders]
# 435 - Abilene State Hospital, contract to build sewage disposal plant, 1929
# 436 - State Cemetery, contract for the removal of prominent Texans from present burial grounds to the State Cemetery and the erection of monuments, 1929
# 437 - Washington State Park, contracts for improvements, 1928
# 438 - Governor's Mansion, contract for trellised pagoda, 1929
# 439 - Governor's Mansion, bids (some became contracts) for improvements, 1929
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1991/016-113 # 440 - Texas School for the Blind, bids (some may be contracts) for painting and plastering two cottages, 1929
# 441 - Girls Training School, contract for addition to Milk House, 1929
# 442 - Eleemosynary institutions, bids to supply butter and milk, 1928
# 442 - Austin eleemosynary institutions, contracts for milk, 1928
# 443 - Austin eleemosynary institutions, contracts for butter, 1928
# 444 - International & Great Northern Railroad, lease and easement across the Old Court House Square, Austin, 1929
# 445 - House of Representatives, bids and contract for public address system, 1929
# 446 - Purchasing Division contract for fresh and cured meats, 1929
# 447 - State Highway Department and other departments and institutions, contract and bond for tires and tubes, 1929
# 448 - Wichita Falls State Hospital, mortuary contract, 1926
# 450 - Austin State Hospital, contract and bond for remodeling and fireproofing wards A, B, C, and west wing, 1929
# 450A - Austin State Hospital, roof guaranty bond, 1929
# 451 - Texas School for the Blind, easement and blueprint for purpose of widening Highway 29, 1929
# 452 - Austin State Hospital, easement through property for improving Highway 2, 1928
# 453 - State Tuberculosis Sanatorium, easement authorizing an exchange of certain land with the State Highway Department for the purpose of straigtening, widening, and improving Highway 9, adjacent to the sanatorium, 1929
# 454 - Rusk State Hospital, Administration Building, contract to re-roof, 1929
# 455 - State Tuberculosis Sanatorium, contracts and bonds to construct a storage warehouse and do the electrical work, 1929
# 456 - Austin eleemosynary institutions, contract for purchase of bread, 1928
Wichita Falls State Hospital:
# 457 - Tubercular Sanatorium, contract and bond to build sanatorium, 1929
# 458 - Male Ward Building # 3, contract and bond to build ward, 1929
# 459 - Male Ward Building # 3, contract and bond for electric wiring and fixtures, 1929
# 460 - State Tuberculosis Sanatorium, storehouse or warehouse building, contract and bond for plumbing work, 1929
# 461 - Wichita Falls State Hospital, Tubercular Sanatorium Building and Male Ward Building # 3, contracts and bonds for plumbing, heating and gas fitting work, 1929
Austin State School:
# 462 - Contract and bond for plumbing and heating in the addition to the kitchen, the ice plant, and dormitory # 11, 1929
# 463 - Contract and bond for wiring systems in the addition to the kitchen, the ice plant, and dormitory # 11, 1929
# 464 - Contract and bond to build an addition to the kitchen, an ice plant, and dormitory # 11, 1929
# 465 - Rusk State Hospital, Ward Building, contract and bond to build ward, including plumbing heating, and wiring, 1929
# 466 - Wichita Falls State Hospital, Tubercular Sanatorium, contract and bond for electric wiring, 1929
# 467 - Rusk State Hospital, correspondence and Attorney General's opinion regarding disposition of timber on the hospital's land, 1926
# 468 - Rusk State Hospital, plat of hospital's lands, 1929
# 469 - Sand Beach Reserve, easement and plat, City of Austin, right to construct and perpetually maintain a closed sanitary sewer across the reserve, 1929
# 470 - Alabama and Coushatta Indians, contract to build 25 cottages on the reservation, 1929
# 471 - State Orphan Home, Power plant, contract and bond to build, 1929
# 472 - San Antonio State Hospital, Women's Ward Building, contract and bond to add a porch, 1929
# 473 - San Antonio State Hospital, Women's Ward Building, contract and bond for wire guard work on porch addition, 1929
# 474 - State Orphan Home, Power plant, contract and bond for plumbing and heating work, 1929
# 475 - State Orphan Home, Power plant, contract and bond for electrical work, 1929
# 476 - Abilene State Hospital, contract for construction of sewer line, 1929
[missing]
# 477 - Austin institutions, bids and contract for purchase of turkeys, 1928
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1991/016-114 # 485 - Abstract of title, lands in Hunley league, Cherokee County, and supplemental abstract to lands in Timmins Addition, Rusk, Texas, 1929
# 516 - Legislative resolution - 41st Legislature, House Bill 58, Placing custodianship of state property under State Board of Control, determining duties of State Board of Control in connection therewith, 1930
# 520 - Rusk State Hospital, easement for right to construct pipelines, telegraph and telephone lines across state property, 1930
# 525 and 526 - Rusk State Hospital, roof guaranty bonds, 1930
# 542 - 41st Legislature, Senate Bill 94, Empowering the Board of Control to lease state-owned lands for oil and gas and for agricultural purposes, 1930
Rusk State Hospital:
# 557 - Contract and bond to construct a ward, 1930
# 558 - Ward building, contract and bond for heating system, 1930
# 559 - Ward building, contract and bond for electric wiring, 1930
# 581 - Mortuary contract, 1930
# 584 - Negro Ward building, contract and bond for plumbing and heating work, 1930
# 585 - Negro Ward building, contract and bond for electric wiring, 1930
# 586 - Negro Ward building, contract and bond for remodeling work, 1930
# 607 - Dickson Colored Orphanage, receipts signed by Comptroller showing disposition of deeds, abstracts, affidavits, tax receipts, etc., in connection with transfer to the State of Texas the property of the orphanage, 1930
# 631 - Terrell State Hospital, receipt signed by Comptroller for instruments in connection with purchase of property by hospital, 1930
Rusk State Hospital:
# 699 - Easement to construct Highway 40 across hospital property, 1931
# 744 - Employee's dormitory, contract and bond to build dorm, 1931
# 745 - Employee's dormitory, contract and bond to install heating and plumbing, 1931
# 746 - Contract for gas service, 1931
# 750 - Employee's dormitory, contract and bond for electrical work, 1931
# 751 - Specifications, contract and bond to build a water reservoir dam, 1931
# 831 - Roof guaranty bond, 1932
# 857 - Contract and bond to build a bakery, 1932
# 865 - Contract and bond to erect wire guards on main building, 1932
# 870 - Contract and bond to remodel bathrooms in male and female wards, and main building, 1932
# 885 - Hospital building, contract and bond for electric wiring, 1932
# 886 - Hospital building, contract and bond for plumbing and heating systems, 1932
# 887 - Hospital building, contract and bond to build hospital, 1932
# 888 - Hospital building, contract and bond for passenger elevator installation, 1932
# 5817 - Quitclaim deed for land in Upshur County from the state to the Gilmer Independent School District, 1940

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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 is part of the Texas State Board of Control records finding aid. It was removed from that finding aid due to the electronic file size limitations imposed by the online finding aid web site (TARO). If you are reading this in paper, the overall Board of Control finding aid is found at a separate divider within the binder.
Arrangement
Records are divided between the two job orders: first, for the Jacob De Cordova and James A. Sylvester monuments and, second, for the eight monuments constructed by Driscoll and Moritz. Files are arranged as received from the agency.
Restrictions on Use
Researchers are required to wear gloves provided by the Archives when reviewing photographic materials.
Preferred Citation
(Identify the item), Records on monuments, Texas State Board of Control records. Archives and Information Services Division, Texas State Library and Archives Commission.
Accession Information
Accession number: 1993/098
These records were transferred to the Archives and Information Services Division of the Texas State Library and Archives Commission by the Texas Historical Commission on December 8, 1992.
Processed by
Processed by Paul Beck, November 1994
The finding aid was made DACS compliant and the overall finding aid was split due to online file size limitations by Laura K. Saegert, June 2008
Box
1993 Accessions Box 1 (1993/098) Monuments, Board of Control, 1935-1937

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