Texas State Library and Archives Commission

Texas Department of Human Services:

An Inventory of Board of Human Services Meeting Files at the Texas State Archives, 1933-2004



Overview

Creator: Texas. Dept. of Human Services.
Title: Board of Human Services meeting files
Dates: 1933-2004
Abstract: The Texas Department of Human Services and its predecessors administered state and federal programs serving low-income families with children, and elderly or disabled persons (including the following: temporary financial assistance for basic family needs; nutritional assistance; access to health care; nursing home and community-based care); it regulated long-term care facilities; and it administered programs for survivors of family violence and victims of natural disasters. These functions are fully documented in these records, which include minutes, agenda, registrations and requests to appear before the board, commissioner's reports, memoranda from the commissioner to board members reporting on each agenda item, operating budgets, strategic plans, transcripts, full presentations, handbooks, resolutions, legal opinions, court documents, legislation, correspondence, and board action reports. The records comprise copies of the official minutes, agenda, and supporting documents of meetings of the Texas Board of Human Services and its predecessors, dating 1933-2004. More specifically, this includes the minutes of the Texas Rehabilitation and Relief Commission, 1933; the Texas Relief Commission, 1933-1934; the Texas Relief Commission Division of the State Board of Control, 1934-1939; the Texas Old Age Assistance Commission, 1936-1939; the minutes and meeting files of the State Board of Public Welfare, 1939-1977; the minutes and agenda of the Texas Board of Human Resources, 1977-1985; and the minutes and agenda of the Texas Board of Human Services, 1985-2004. The minutes themselves summarize the presentations, discussions and board actions on each agenda item. The topics of these agenda items cover the full range of this agency's policy and practice, especially regarding programs for financial assistance, medical assistance, and social services.
Quantity: 20.57 cubic ft.
Language: These materials are written in English.

Agency History

The Public Welfare Act of 1939 (Senate Bill 36, 46th Texas Legislature, Regular Session) created the Texas Department of Public Welfare. Previously, the Child Welfare Division of the Board of Control (established in 1931 but not funded until 1935), the Texas Relief Commission (1933-1934, later part of the Board of Control, 1934-1939), and the Old Age Assistance Commission (1936-1939) had performed parts of the new agency's functions. The Department of Public Welfare (DPW) became the Texas Department of Human Resources (DHR) in 1977 (Senate Bill 1325, 65th Legislature, Regular Session), and the Texas Department of Human Services (DHS) in 1985 (Senate Bill 351, 69th Legislature, Regular Session).

The department had the following broad functions. It administered state and federal programs serving low-income families with children, and elderly or disabled persons, including the following: temporary financial assistance for basic family needs; nutritional assistance; access to health care; nursing home and community-based care. It regulated long-term care facilities. It administered programs for survivors of family violence and victims of natural disasters.

More specifically, a variety of programs were administered by DHS over the years, including the following examples.

Financial assistance programs (utilizing both federal and state funding sources) included the following: Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF), which was the final focus for DHS; Aid to Families with Dependent Children (AFDC); Old Age Assistance (OAA); Aid to the Permanently and Totally Disabled (APTD); Aid to the Blind and Disabled (ABD); Food Stamp Program; Commodity Distribution Program; several Refugee Programs (the Office of Immigration and Refugee Affairs was transferred from the Governor's office in 1995); Repatriation of U.S. Citizens Program; Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program (HEAP), and Temporary Emergency Relief Program (TERP) (transferred to the Department of Housing and Community Affairs in September 1992); and Disaster Assistance.

Medical assistance was (or had been) provided through the following: Medicaid, which is financed through a combination of federal and state funding, and is state-administered; purchased health, indigent health, and preventive health services, like Early and Periodic Screening, Diagnosis, and Treatment (EPSDT) (these programs were transferred to the Texas Department of Health in September 1993); and regulation (licensing and certification) of long-term care facilities (transferred from the Department of Health in September 1993).

Social services included the following: Child Care Program, Job Training Work Experience Program, Refocus Pilot Project, Employment and Training Program, and the Work Incentive (WIN) Program (all transferred to the Texas Workforce Commission in June 1996); Child Protective Services (which includes adoption and foster care), Adult Protective Services, and Child-Care Licensing (transferred to the newly-created Department of Protective and Regulatory Services in September 1992); Services for Runaways and At-Risk Youth Program (transferred to Protective and Regulatory Services in September 1993); Child Support Enforcement (transferred to the Attorney General in 1985); and licensing and regulation of nursing home facility administrators (transferred to DHS in 1997 when the Texas Board of Nursing Facility Administrators was abolished).

The governing Board of Human Services (previously called Board of Human Resources and, before that, Board of Public Welfare) was composed of six members (expanded from three members in 1989), appointed by the governor with the advice and consent of the senate, for overlapping six-year terms. Board members were required to possess demonstrated interest in, and knowledge of, human services. The members elected a chair. The board appointed the chief administrative officer, called variously the Executive Director of Public Welfare, the Commissioner of Public Welfare (beginning in 1941), the Commissioner of Human Resources, or the Commissioner of Human Services.

Over the years the administrative structure of the Department had undergone significant and very frequent change. A consistent feature of the Department, however, had been the division of work between the State offices (which developed and coordinated programs) and the regional offices (which actually delivered the services). Texas was eventually divided into 10 DHS regions.

As of April 1999, the Department was organized into eleven offices. Six of them reported directly to the Executive Deputy Commissioner: Deputy Commissioner, Management Information Systems; Deputy Commissioner, Program Integrity; Associate Commissioner, Long Term Care Regulatory; Deputy Commissioner, Regional Operations; Deputy Commissioner, Office of Programs; and Director, Executive Office of Planning, Evaluation, and Project Management. Four offices reported directly to the Commissioner: Chief Financial Officer; Associate Commissioner, Government Relations; Associate Commissioner, Legal Services; and Deputy Commissioner, Support Services. One office, Internal Auditor, reported directly to the Board. The Department employed 15,841.5 full-time equivalent employees in 1999.

House Bill 2292 (78th Legislature, Regular Session, 2003) merged twelve state health and human services agencies into five, officially abolishing the Texas Department on Human Services, and dividing its functions into two state agencies: the newly created Texas Department of Aging and Disability Services (DADS), and the already existing Texas Health and Human Services Commission (HHSC).

This legislation consolidated community care and nursing home services programs of the Texas Department of Human Services, mental retardation and state school programs of the Texas Department of Mental Health and Mental Retardation, and aging services programs of the Texas Department on Aging into the new Texas Department of Aging and Disability Services. The new Texas Aging and Disability Services Council held its first meeting in January 2005.

The legislation also consolidated Medicaid, the Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP), Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) policy, family violence services, refugee services, nutrition programs, and early childhood coordination programs under the already existing Texas Health and Human Services Commission (HHSC). Medicaid and CHIP programs were consolidated under HHSC during the 2002-03 biennium. Integration of the remaining programs under HHSC was completed by 2004.

(Sources include: the Texas Dept. of Human Services appraisal report (August 2000); the Guide to Texas State Agencies, 7th-10th edition (1992-1999); the article by Vivian Elizabeth Smyrl on the Texas Department of Human Services in the New Handbook of Texas Online; the Texas Dept. of Human Services Strategic Plan, FY 1999-FY 2003; the enabling legislation (1939, 1977, 1985); and the agency's web site (no longer functioning, formerly at http://www.dhs.state.tx.us).


Scope and Contents of the Records

The Texas Department of Human Services and its predecessors administered state and federal programs serving low-income families with children, and elderly or disabled persons (including the following: temporary financial assistance for basic family needs; nutritional assistance; access to health care; nursing home and community-based care); it regulated long-term care facilities; and it administered programs for survivors of family violence and victims of natural disasters. These functions are fully documented in these records, which include minutes, agenda, registrations and requests to appear before the board, commissioner's reports, memoranda from the commissioner to board members reporting on each agenda item, operating budgets, strategic plans, transcripts, full presentations, handbooks, resolutions, legal opinions, court documents, legislation, correspondence, and board action reports. The records comprise copies of the official minutes, agenda, and supporting documents of meetings of the Board of Human Services and its predecessors, dating 1933-2004. More specifically, this includes the minutes of the Texas Rehabilitation and Relief Commission, June 1933-August 1933; the Texas Relief Commission, November 1933-September 10, 1934; the Texas Relief Commission Division of the State Board of Control, September 26, 1934-August 1939; the Texas Old Age Assistance Commission, February 1936-August 1939; the minutes and meeting files of the State Board of Public Welfare, September 1939-August 1977; the minutes and agenda of the Texas Board of Human Resources, September 1977-July 1985; and the minutes and agenda of the Texas Board of Human Services, September 1985-2004. The minutes themselves summarize the presentations, discussions and board actions on each agenda item. The topics of these agenda items cover the full range of this agency's policy and practice, especially regarding programs for financial assistance, medical assistance, and social services.


 

Organization of the Records

These records are organized by State Archives staff into four series:
Predecessors to State Board of Public Welfare minutes, 1933-1939, part of 16 mm microfilm reel
State Board of Public Welfare minutes and meeting files, 1939-1977, 5.32 cubic ft.; part of 16 mm microfilm reel
Texas Board of Human Resources minutes and agenda, 1977-1985, 5 cubic ft.
Texas Board of Human Services minutes and agenda, 1985-2004, 10.25 cubic ft.

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.).

Technical Requirements

Minutes of the predecessors of State Board of Public Welfare, 1933-1939, and also minutes of the State Board of Public Welfare, 1939-most of 1963, exist in our holdings only on one 16 mm microfilm reel. Microfilm readers are available in the Lorenzo de Zavala State Archives and Library Building. Ask staff members for exact locations.


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 Rehabilitation and Relief Commission.
Texas. State Board of Control.
Texas. State Board of Control. Relief Commission Division.
Texas. State Board of Control. Old Age Assistance Commission Division.
Texas. State Board of Public Welfare.
Texas. Board of Human Resources.
Texas. Board of Human Services.
Subjects:
Administrative agencies--Texas.
Public welfare administration--Texas.
Public welfare--Texas.
Human services--Texas.
Human Services--Texas--Management.
Document Types:
Minutes--Human services--Texas--Human services--1933-2004.
Agendas--Human services--Texas--1933-2004.
Reports--Human services--Texas--1933-2004.
Memorandums--Human services--Texas--1933-2004.
Correspondence--Human services--Texas--1933-2004.
Legal documents--Human services--Texas--1933-2004.
Transcripts--Human services--Texas--1933-2004.
Functions:
Administering human services.
Administering public welfare.

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
Note: The records of the Department of Human Services and its predecessors are too voluminous to list here. See the finding aids in the Texas State Archives' search room. In addition, many of the State Archives' holdings of these records are unprocessed at this time. A voluminous records appraisal report is available in the Archives search room that may help locate both processed and unprocessed records. It is also available online at http://www.tsl.state.tx.us/arc/appraisal/human.html. However, the following records relate most directly to DHS minutes and agenda:
Texas Board of Public Welfare/Human Resources, Field Operations Office, Regional Administrators meeting files, 1968-1978, 1.75 cubic ft.
Texas Board of Human Resources, Office of Programs, Office of Families and Children, Family Self-Support Services Branch, Advisory committee files, 1981-1985, 2.13 cubic ft.
Texas Board of Human Resources, Office of Programs, Office of Services to Families and Children, Protective Services for Children Branch, Meeting files, 1982-1984, 0.5 cubic ft. [These files consist of minutes, agenda, subcommittee reports, and papers, reports, and statistical compilations presented and discussed at five meetings of the Coordinated Approach to Investigations and Information-Sharing (CAIIS) Advisory Committee and one meeting of the Texas Council of Child Welfare Boards (TCCWB), 1982-1984.]
Texas Board of Human Resources, Protective Services, Texas Council of Child Welfare Boards [TCCWB] meeting and correspondence files, 1977-1980, 1 cubic ft. [There is no finding aid available for this unprocessed collection. Call number is 1992/268.]
Texas Board of Human Resources, Office of Programs, Medical Care Advisory Committee minutes and correspondence, 1978-1983, 3 cubic ft. [There is no finding aid available for this unprocessed collection. Call numbers are 1994/117-1 thru 3.]
Texas Board of Human Resources/Services, Office of the Commissioner, General meeting files, 1982-1986, 5 cubic ft. [There is no finding aid available for this unprocessed collection. Call numbers are 1994/108-1 thru 5.]
Texas Department of Human Services, Organization charts, 1967-1968, 1970, 1972-1987, 1989-1990, 1993-2000, 0.24 cubic ft.
Texas State Board of Control, Records, 1854, 1885-1890, 1909-1979, undated , 103.47 cubic ft.
Texas Legislature, House of Representatives, Committee to Investigate the Administration of Relief in Tarrant County, Texas, 1935, fractional
Texas Legislature, Senate, Committee of the Whole Senate to Investigate Relief Bonds, 1934, 0.4 cubic ft.
Texas Sunset Advisory Commission, Self-evaluation reports and decision materials, 1977-1991, 14 cubic ft. [for the years 1981, 1985, 1987]
Texas Department of Aging and Disability Services minutes and agenda, 2005-2008, 0.75 cubic ft. [There is no finding aid available for this unprocessed collection. Call numbers are 2005/136-1 thru 2.]

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

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

Accession Information

Accession numbers: 1992/131, 1998/148, 2001/115, 2001/121, 2001/153, 2001/154, 2002/077, 2002/078, 2003/066, 2004/022, 2005/135, 2009/006

These records were transferred to the Archives and Information Services Division of the Texas State Library and Archives Commission by the Legal Division of the Texas Department of Human Services on May 14, 1992; by the Texas Department of Human Services (via the Legislative Reference Library) on June 8, 1998; by the Texas Department of Public Welfare (via the Legislative Reference Library) on April 4, 2001; by the Texas Department of Human Services on March 30, 2001; August 15, 2001; November 13, 2001; October 21, 2002; and September 29, 2003; and by the Texas Department of Aging and Disability Services on April 5, 2005; and September 10, 2008.

Processing Information

Processed by Tony Black, October 2001, November 2001

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

Accessions added, agency history updated, corrections and further encoding to DACS standards by Tony Black, August 2008

Accession added (to fill one gap) by Tony Black, January 2009

Appraisal Information

Texas State Archives staff completed an appraisal of the Texas Department of Human Services records in August 2000. (This appraisal report is online at http://www.tsl.state.tx.us/arc/appraisal/human.html, and a paper copy is available in the State Archives search room.) Thirty-six series on the agency’s retention schedule were determined to be archival, including Board meeting agendas and minutes.

Other Formats for the Records

The State Archives holds both microfilm and paper copies of minutes of the State Board of Public Welfare for meetings dating October 1963-April 1974, and only microfilm copies of minutes prior to October 1963.

Location of Originals

The Texas Department of Aging and Disability Services now maintains the record copies of minutes and agenda of the Texas Department of Human Services.


Detailed Description of the Records

 

Predecessors to State Board of Public Welfare minutes, 1933-1939,
part of 16 mm microfilm reel

The predecessor agencies of the (Texas) State Board of Public Welfare (including the Texas Rehabilitation and Relief Commission, the Texas Relief Commission, the Texas Relief Commission Division of the State Board of Control, and the Texas Old Age Assistance Commission) were created to administer various aspects of financial relief to eligible persons suffering from the effects of the Great Depression. These functions were documented in these records, which include copies of minutes and occasional supporting documentation such as resolutions, reports, and correspondence. They comprise microfilm copies of the official minutes of meetings of the predecessor agencies of the (Texas) State Board of Public Welfare, dating 1933-1939. These predecessors were: Texas Rehabilitation and Relief Commission, June 1933-August 1933; Texas Relief Commission, November 1933-September 10, 1934; Texas Relief Commission Division of the State Board of Control, September 26, 1934-August 1939; and Texas Old Age Assistance Commission, February 1936-August 1939. The reel also contains an index to the minutes of the Texas Relief Commission Division of the State Board of Control, September 26, 1934-August 1939. The minutes summarize the discussions and actions of each commission at their meetings.
Arrangement
These records are arranged by the creating agency by commission, and then chronologically within each commission.
Preferred Citation
(Identify the item), Predecessors of State Board of Public Welfare minutes, Texas Board of Human Services meeting files. Archives and Information Services Division, Texas State Library and Archives Commission.
Accession Information
Accession number: 2001/153
These records were transferred to the Archives and Information Services Division of the Texas State Library and Archives Commission by the Texas Department of Human Services on April 15, 2001.
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.).
Technical Requirements
Records of this series, minutes of the predecessors of State Board of Public Welfare, 1933-1939, exist in our holdings only on one 16 mm microfilm reel. Microfilm readers are available in the Lorenzo de Zavala State Archives and Library Building. Ask staff members for exact locations.
Processed by
Tony Black, November 2001
Corrections and further encoding to DACS standards by Tony Black, August 2008
Reel
3660 Texas Rehabilitation and Relief Commission, 1933
[16 mm microfilm]
Minutes, Volume I (pp. 1-40), June 1 thru August 23, 1933
Texas Relief Commission, 1933-1934
[16 mm microfilm]
Minutes, Volume I (pp. 41-243), November 3, 1933 thru June 11, 1934
Minutes, Volume II (pp. 1-61), June 11 thru September 10, 1934
Texas Relief Commission Division, State Board of Control, 1934-1939
[16 mm microfilm]
Minutes, Volume III (pp. 1-249), September 26, 1934 thru June 17, 1935
Minutes, Volume IV (pp. 1-250), June 19, 1935 thru September 17, 1937
Minutes, Volume V (pp. 1-75), October 7, 1937 thru August 31, 1939
Index to Volumes III-V (pp. 79-146), September 26, 1934-August 31, 1939
Texas Old Age Assistance Commission, 1936-1939
[16 mm microfilm]
Minutes, Volume VI (pp. 1-123), February 14, 1936 thru August 30, 1939



 

State Board of Public Welfare minutes and meeting files, 1939-1977,
5.32 cubic ft.; part of 16 mm microfilm reel

The Texas State Board of Public Welfare was created in the last years of the Great Depression to administer state and federal programs serving low-income families with children, and elderly or disabled persons (including financial assistance, medical assistance, and social services programs). These functions are documented in these records, which include copies of minutes, agenda, memoranda from the commissioner to board members reporting on agenda items, other commissioner's reports to the board, registrations and requests to appear before the board, contracts, agreements, proposals, full presentations, handbooks, correspondence, resolutions, legal opinions, court documents (such as briefs and opinions), task force reports, legislation (both state and federal), and Title XX Comprehensive Annual Services Program Plans. They comprise copies of the official minutes, agenda, and supporting documents of meetings of the (Texas) State Board of Public Welfare, dating 1939-1977. The microfilm copies of minutes dating September 1939-April 1974, and the bound copies of minutes dating October 1963-April 1974, contain no agenda, and only occasional supporting documents. The loose (unbound) meeting files dating February 1970 and August 1971-August 1977 usually contain agenda and supporting documentation, but often contain no minutes. The minutes themselves summarize the presentations, discussions and board actions on each agenda item. The topics of these agenda items cover financial assistance, medical assistance, and social services programs, as well as legal matters, legislative issues, planning, organizational changes, budget, personnel--in short, the full range of the policies and practices of the (Texas) State Department of Public Welfare, which was the immediate predecessor to the Texas Department of Human Resources.
Arrangement
These records are arranged by State Archives staff into two groups: minutes, agenda, and supporting documents (filed chronologically); followed by meeting files (also filed chronologically).
Preferred Citation
(Identify the item), State Board of Public Welfare minutes and meeting files, Texas Board of Human Services meeting files. Archives and Information Services Division, Texas State Library and Archives Commission.
Accession Information
Accession numbers: 1992/131, 2001/121, 2001/153
These records were transferred to the Archives and Information Services Division of the Texas State Library and Archives Commission by the Legal Division of the Texas Department of Human Services on May 14, 1992; by the Texas Department of Public Welfare (via the Legislative Reference Library) on April 4, 2001; and by the Texas Department of Human Services on April 15, 2001.
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.).
Technical Requirements
Minutes of the State Board of Public Welfare, 1939-most of 1963, exist in our holdings only on one 16 mm microfilm reel. Microfilm readers are available in the Lorenzo de Zavala State Archives and Library Building. Ask staff members for exact locations.
Processed by
Tony Black, November 2001
Corrections and further encoding to DACS standards by Tony Black, August 2008
Reel
3660 Minutes, 1939-1974
September 1, 1939 thru April 26, 1974
[16 mm microfilm]:
Volume 7 (pp. 1-236), September 1939-August 1946
Volume 8 (pp. 1-204), October 1946-August 1952
Volume 9 (pp. 1-199), October 1952-April 1958
Volume 10 (pp. 1-200), May 1958-February 1963
Volume 11 (pp. 1-196), April 1963-November 1967
Volume 12 (pp. 1-287), January 1968-October 1973
Volume 13 (pp. 1-66), November 1973-April 1974
Volume
2001/121-1 October 1963-April 1974, December 1974:
[Note: spine of volume incorrectly cites August 1973 as final item.]
October 1963
November 1963
February 1964
March 1964
May 1964
June 1964
July 1964
September 1964
November 1964
December 1964
January 1965
February 1965
April 1965
May 1965
July 1965
September 1965
November 1965
January 1966
March 1966
April 1966
May 1966
June 1966
August 1966
September 1966
November 1966
December 1966
January 2, 1967
January 17, 1967
February 1967
April 1967
June 1967
July 1967
September 1967
November 1967
January 1968
March 1968
[April-July 1968 out of order]
July 1968
June 1968
April 1968
November 1968
September 1968
[out of order]
January 1969
February 1969
April 1969
June 1969
August 1969
October 1969
January 1970
February 9, 1970
February 22, 1970
May 4, 1970
May 12, 1970
July 6, 1970
July 13, 1970
September 1970
November 1970
January 1971
February 1971
March 1971
April 1971
May 1971
June 1971
July 1971
August 1971
October 1971
[November 1971 missing; but see meeting files]
December 1971
February 1972
March 1972
May 1972
July 1972
August 1972
September 1972
October 1972
November 1972
February 1, 1973
February 22, 1973
May 1973
June 1973
July 6, 1973
July 19, 1973
August 1973
September 1973
October 1973
November 1973
December 1973
December 1974
[out of order]
January 10, 1974
January 31, 1974
March 1974
April 1974
Volume
2001/121-2 Minutes, agenda, and supporting documents, 1974-1977
May-July 1974:
May 1974
June 1974
July 1974
Volume
2001/121-3 August-November 1974:
August 1974
October 1974
November 1974
[see Volume 2001/121-1 for December 1974]
Box
2002/078-4 January 9, 1975
January 16, 1975
January 31, 1975
February 1975
March 1975
April 1975
June 1975
July 1975
August 8, 1975
August 25, 1975
September 1975
October 1975
Box
2002/078-5 November 1975
[2 folders]
January 10, 1976
January 23, 1976
March 1976
April 1976
May 1976
June 3, 1976
[folders 1-2 of 3]
Box
2002/078-6 June 3, 1976
[folder 3 of 3]
June 29, 1976
July 10, 1976
Volume
2001/121-4 July-October 1976:
July 1976
August 1976
September 1976
October 1976
Volume
2001/121-5 December 1976
Volume
2001/121-6 January-March 1977:
January 1977
February 1977
March 1977
Volume
2001/121-7 April-July 1977:
April 1977
May 1977
June 1977
July 1977
Volume
2001/121-8 August 1977
Box
1992/131-1 Meeting files, 1970-1977
February 9 and 22, 1970
August 1971
November 1971
February 1972
March 1972
May 1972
July 1972
August 1972
September 1972
October 1972
November 1972
February 1, 1973
February 22, 1973
May 1973
June 7, 1973
July 6, 1973
July 19, 1973
July 28, 1973
August 1973
Box
1992/131-2 June 28, 1973
Legislation, June 28, 1973
[wallet]
Box
1992/131-3 September 1973
October 1973
November 1973
December 6, 1973
December 17, 1973
January 10, 1974
January 31, 1974
March 1974
April 1974
May 1974
June 1974
July 1974
August 1974
October 1974
November 1974
Box
1992/131-4 Draft bills approved by Board, January 6, 1975
January 9, 1975
January 31, 1975
February 1975
March 1975
April 1975
June 1975
July 1975
August 8, 1975
August 25, 1975
September 1975
October 1975
November 1975
[folders 1 and 2 of 3]
Box
1992/131-5 November 1975
[folder 3 of 3]
[Agenda item no. 2 - proposed procedural rules, background material]
January 10, 1976
[Joint meeting of Board and Medical Care Advisory Committee]
Attendance and appearances before the Board, January 1976
January 23, 1976
March 1976
April 1976
May 1976
June 3, 1976
June 29, 1976
July 1976
August 1976
September 1976
October 1976
November 1976
December 1976
Box
1992/131-6 January 1977
February 15-16, 1977
February 28, 1977
March 1977
[2 folders]
April 1977
May 1977
June 1977
July 1977
[2 folders]
August 1977



 

Texas Board of Human Resources minutes and agenda, 1977-1985,
5 cubic ft.

The Texas Department of Human Resources administered state and federal programs serving low-income families with children, and elderly or disabled persons (including the following: temporary financial assistance for basic family needs; nutritional assistance; access to health care; nursing home and community-based care); it regulated long-term care facilities; and it administered programs for survivors of family violence and victims of natural disasters. These functions are fully documented in these records, which include copies of minutes, agenda, registrations and requests to appear before the board, memoranda from the commissioner to board members reporting on each agenda item, full presentations, transcripts, proposed budgets, operating plans, manuals and handbooks, correspondence, executive letters from the commissioner, resolutions, legal opinions, task force reports, and board action reports. They comprise copies of the official minutes, agenda, and supporting documents of meetings of the Texas Board of Human Resources, dating 1977-1985. The minutes themselves summarize the presentations, discussions and board actions on each agenda item. The topics of these agenda items cover financial assistance, medical assistance, and social services programs, as well as rule making, legal matters, legislative issues, strategic planning, organizational changes, budget, personnel--in short, the full range of the policies and practices of the Texas Department of Human Resources, which was the immediate predecessor to the Texas Department of Human Services. The change in 1985 was purely a name change; the only significant change in the agency's functions in that year was the transfer of Child Support Enforcement to the Attorney General.
Arrangement
These records are arranged by State Archives staff chronologically.
Preferred Citation
(Identify the item), Board of Human Resources minutes and agenda, Texas Board of Human Services meeting files. Archives and Information Services Division, Texas State Library and Archives Commission.
Accession Information
Accession number: 1998/148
These records were transferred to the Archives and Information Services Division of the Texas State Library and Archives Commission by the Texas Department of Human Resources (via the Legislative Reference Library) on June 8, 1998.
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.).
Technical Requirements
None.
Processed by
Tony Black, October 2001
Corrections and further encoding to DACS standards by Tony Black, August 2008
Box
1998/148-1 Minutes and agenda
September 1977
October 1977
November 1977
December 1977
January 1978
February 1978
March 1978
May 1978
Box
1998/148-2 June 1978
July 20, 1978
July 28, 1978
September 1978
October 1978
November 1978
December 1978
January 1979
March 1979
April 1979
Box
1998/148-3 May 1979
June 1979
July 1979
September 1979
October 1979
December 1979
[2 folders]
Box
1998/148-4 January 4, 1980
January 24, 1980
February 1980
March 1980
April 1980
May 1980
June 1980
July 15, 1980
[2 folders]
Box
1998/148-5 July 29, 1980
[2 folders]
August 25, 1980
[2 folders]
August 28-29, 1980
September 16, 1980
September 18, 1980
October 18, 22, 23, 1980
October 24, 1980
October 29, 1980
Box
1998/148-6 December 1980
January 9, 1981
[2 folders]
January 15-16, 1981
February 13, 1981
February 26, 1981
[2 folders]
April 2, 1981
April 7, 1981
May 1981
Box
1998/148-7 June 1981
[2 folders]
July 10, 1981
July 24, 1981
July 30, 1981
[2 folders]
August 1981
September 18, 1981
September 24, 1981
Box
1998/148-8 October 1981
[2 folders]
February 1982
April 1982
May 1982
[2 folders]
June 1982
Box
1998/148-9 July 1982
September 1982
November 1982
January 1983
March 1983
May 1983
July 1983
August 1983
September 1983
Notice of meeting, October 1983
November 1983
February 1984
May 1984
June 1984
Box
1998/148-10 September 1984
October 1984
December 1984
February 1985
April 1985
Box
1998/148-11 July 1985
[2 folders]



 

Texas Board of Human Services minutes and agenda, 1985-2004,
10.25 cubic ft.

The Texas Department of Human Services administered state and federal programs serving low-income families with children, and elderly or disabled persons (including the following: temporary financial assistance for basic family needs; nutritional assistance; access to health care; nursing home and community-based care); it regulated long-term care facilities; and it administered programs for survivors of family violence and victims of natural disasters. These functions are fully documented in these records, which include copies of minutes, agenda, registrations and requests to appear before the board, memoranda from the commissioner to board members reporting on each agenda item, assorted attachments (such as proposed budgets, operating plans/strategic plans, manuals, executive reports, correspondence, testimony, etc.), and board action reports. They comprise copies of the official minutes, agenda, and supporting documents of meetings of the Texas Board of Human Services, dating 1985-2004. The minutes themselves summarize the presentations, discussions and board actions on each agenda item. Memoranda from the commissioner to board members reporting on each agenda item often include sections on background, issues, alternatives, organizational responsibility, advisory committee and interest group involvement, community impact statement, fiscal impact, Management Information Services (MIS) impact, implementation schedule, and recommendation. The topics of these agenda items cover financial assistance, medical assistance, and social services programs, as well as rule making, legal matters, legislative issues, strategic planning, organizational changes, budget, personnel--in short, the full range of the policies and practices of the Texas Department of Human Services.
Arrangement
These records are arranged by State Archives staff chronologically.
Preferred Citation
(Identify the item), Board of Human Services minutes and agenda, Texas Board of Human Services meeting files. Archives and Information Services Division, Texas State Library and Archives Commission.
Accession Information
Accession numbers: 1998/148, 2001/115, 2001/154, 2002/077, 2002/078, 2003/066, 2004/022, 2005/135, 2009/006
These records were transferred to the Archives and Information Services Division of the Texas State Library and Archives Commission by the Texas Department of Human Services (via the Legislative Reference Library) on June 8, 1998; and by the Texas Department of Human Services on March 30, 2001; August 15, 2001; November 13, 2001; October 21, 2002; and September 29, 2003; and by the Texas Department of Aging and Disability Services on April 5, 2005; and September 10, 2008.
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.).
Technical Requirements
None.
Processed by
Tony Black, November 2001
Accessions added, corrections and further encoding to DACS standards by Tony Black, August 2008
Accession added (to fill one gap) by Tony Black, January 2009
Box
1998/148-12 Minutes and agenda
September 1985
November 1985
January 1986
March 1986
May 1986
[2 folders]
June 1986
[2 folders]
August 1986
Box
1998/148-13 October 1986
January 9, 1987
January 15, 1987
[2 folders]
March 1987
May 1987
July 1987
August 1987
October 1987
Box
1998/148-14 December 1987
March 1988
May 1988
June 1988
July 7, 1988
July 14, 1988
Box
1998/148-15 September 1988
November 1988
December 1988
January 1989
March 1989
April 1989
May 1989
July 6, 1989
Box
1998/148-16 July 19, 1989
September 1989
November 1989
January 1990
March 1990
April 1990
May 9, 1990
Box
1998/148-17 May 16, 1990
June 1990
August 1990
September 1990
November 1990
January 1991
Box
1998/148-18 March 1991
April 1991
May 1991
Box
1998/148-19 June 1991
July 16, 1991
July 19, 1991
August 1991
Box
2002/078-1 September 1991
October 1991
[2 folders]
November 1991
December 1991
January 1992
February 1992
March 1992
Box
2002/078-2 April 1992
May 1992
June 1992
[2 folders]
July 1992
[2 folders]
August 1992
September 1992
Box
2002/078-3 October 1992
November 1992
December 1992
Box
2001/154-1 January 1993
March 1993
[2 folders]
April 1993
May 1993
June 1993
July 1993
August 1993
October 1993
[2 folders]
November 1993
December 1993
Box
2001/154-2 January 1994
February 1994
March 1994
April 1994
May 1994
[2 folders]
June 1994
[2 folders]
July 1994
[folder 1 of 2]
Box
2001/154-3 July 1994
[folder 2 of 2]
August 1994
September 1994
November 1994
December 1994
February 1995
March 1995
April 1995
June 1995
July 1995
August 1995
September 1995
Box
2001/154-4 October 1995
November 1995
February 1996
March 1, 1996
March 15, 1996
April 1996
May 1996
June 1996
[1 of 2 folders]
Box
2001/154-5 June 1996
[2 of 2 folders]
July 1996
[2 folders]
August 1996
September 1996
October 1996
November 1996
December 1996
January 1997
February 1997
Box
2001/154-6 March 1997
April 1997
May 1997
June 1997
July 1997
August 1997
September 1997
October 1997
November 1997
December 1997
January 1998
February 1998
March 1998
April 1998
[2 folders]
May 14, 1998
[Joint work session with Texas Dept. on Aging]
Box
2001/154-7 May 15, 1998
June 1998
July 1998
August 1998
October 1998
November 1998
December 1998
February 1999
March 1999
May 1999
June 1999
August 1999
September 1999
Box
2001/154-8 November 1999
January 2000
March 2000
April 2000
May 2000
June 2000
July 2000
September 2000
October 2000
November 2000
January 2001
April 2001
Box
2002/077-1 May 2001
June 2001
July 2001
August 2001
September 2001
November 2001
December 2001
February 2002
April 2002
Box
2002/077-2 June 2002
July 2002
August 2002
October 2002
January 2003
February 2003
Box
2002/077-3 April 2003
July 2003
August 2003
October 2003
Box
2002/077-4 December 2003
February 2004
April 2004
June 2004
August 2004