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Overview

Ben F. Barnes Biographical Sketch

Agency History

Scope and Contents of the Records

Organization of the Records

Restrictions

Index Terms

Related Material

Administrative Information

Description of Series

Correspondence files, 1960-1972,

Invitations and events files, 1963-1972,

Speech files, 1949-1972 (bulk 1965-1972),

Press releases and press audio tapes and film, 1965-1972, undated,

News clipping files, 1969-1972,

Photographs, 1964-1972, undated,

Constitutional Revision Commission files, 1949-1968 (bulk 1967-1968),

Advisory Commission on Intergovernmental Relations files, 1965-1968,

House Interim Committee on Juvenile Crime and Delinquency files, 1969,

Bill files, 1961-1965,

Subject files, 1959-1971,

Election-related materials, 1968-1972,

Books, 1943-1969 (bulk 1960-1969),

Artifacts, 1962-1972, undated,

Miscellaneous, 1957-1970,

Texas State Library and Archives Commission

Texas Office of the Lieutenant Governor:

An Inventory of Records of Ben F. Barnes at the Texas State Archives, 1943-1972 (bulk 1968-1972)



Overview

Creator: Texas. Office of the Lieutenant Governor.
Title: Records of Ben F. Barnes
Dates: 1943-1972
Dates: (bulk 1968-1972)
Abstract: Types of records present include correspondence, memoranda, minutes, photographs, audio tapes, film, clippings, speeches, press releases, invitations, telegrams, surveys, schedules, guest registers, statements, legal and legislative records, books, journals, postcards, petitions, periodicals, brochures, studies, opinion surveys, itineraries, calendars, reports, publications, artifacts, and some of Ben Barnes' college papers. These records date from 1943 to 1972 (bulk 1968-1972) and document Ben Barnes' entire tenure with the Texas legislature, though the bulk of the records date from his term as Lieutenant Governor from 1968 to 1972.
Quantity: 230.8 cubic ft.
Location: Please note that these records are stored at the State Records Center. Because of the possibility that portions of these records fall under the Public Information Act exceptions, these records must be reviewed by an archivist before they can be accessed for research. Records requested before 10:00 a.m. will usually be available for review by an archivist by 4:00 p.m. the same day. Records requested after 10:00 a.m. and before 3:00 p.m will usually be available for review by an archivist by noon the next day. See the statement in this document for further information.
Repository: Texas State Archives

Ben F. Barnes Biographical Sketch

Ben Frank Barnes served Texas as lieutenant governor, Speaker of the House, and state representative. In his first political campaign, Barnes was elected in 1960 at the age of 22 as state representative for Brown, Coleman, Comanche and Runnels counties in West-Central Texas. He was elected Speaker of the House of Representatives by his colleagues in 1965 and became the youngest Lieutenant Governor of Texas in 1968, a position he held until 1972 when he lost a race for governor. Ben Barnes was born April 17, 1938 at Gorman, Texas and grew up on his father's peanut farm at Comyn, between DeLeon and Dublin. Barnes enrolled in Texas Christian University in Fort Worth in 1955, later transferred to John Tarleton College, and finally to the University of Texas at Austin where he graduated in 1960 with a degree in business administration. Barnes also attended the University of Texas Law School.

While a representative, Barnes served as chairman of the House Rules Committee and as vice-chairman of the Banks and Banking Committee. As Speaker, Barnes supported passage of the Consumer Credit Code, clean-air and water-quality legislation, legislation establishing programs for the elderly and legislation in behalf of the mentally ill and handicapped. During his first term as Speaker, Barnes led in the passage of legislation which created the Texas Department of Mental Health and Mental Retardation. He was instrumental in creating the Coordinating Board for the Texas College and University System and the Governor's Committee on Aging, in revising and codifying the Uniform Commercial Code, in raising teachers' pay, and in revising the Code of Criminal Procedure. Some of the major issues faced during his terms as speaker were redistricting, improvement of higher education, the promotion of tourism in Texas, and efforts to attract new industry to the state.

As Lieutenant Governor, Barnes witnessed the creation of two nursing schools, a dental school, three medical schools, and four senior colleges; an increase in the minimum wage; and the adoption of the Liquor Reform Bill. He backed legislation in the area of mass transportation, and legislation creating the Texas Rehabilitation Commission. Throughout his four terms in the two offices, Barnes was also interested in the issue of higher education.

President Lyndon B. Johnson appointed Barnes to his Advisory Commission on Intergovernmental Relations in 1965. In 1968, Barnes represented the U.S. Department of State at the Committee on Agriculture of the United Nations Economic Commission for Europe. Barnes represented this Department again in the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) Civil Defense Committee Conference in Brussels.

One of the overriding concerns of the 1972 elections was the Sharpstown stock-fraud scandal in which charges of fraud involving stock purchases were leveled against nearly two dozen state officials and former state officials. Though never directly implicated, Barnes' reputation was tainted by the scandal which caused him to lose his bid for the governor's office in 1972. Barnes retired from politics and became president of the Bennett-Barnes Development Company in Brownwood which was primarily involved in construction and real estate development. He also entered into partnerships and various business ventures, some with former governor John Connally.

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Agency History

The office of lieutenant governor is extremely powerful and influential in Texas state government. The Texas Constitution (Article IV, sections 1 and 16) gives the lieutenant governor power to act as governor in the event of the governor's absence from the state, or his/her death, resignation, impeachment, or inability or refusal to serve. The Constitution has also designated the lieutenant governor to serve as president of the Texas Senate. The current Rules of the Senate give the lieutenant governor authority to appoint all senate committees and their chairs, to decide all questions of order, to supervise all senate employees, and to determine the order of senate business. Texas statutes have made the lieutenant governor chairman of the Legislative Budget Board (which drafts the state budget) and the Texas Legislative Council (which is the legislature's main source for drafting bills); chair or vice-chair of the Legislative Audit Board (which appoints the state auditor) and the Legislative Education Board (which oversees state education policy); and member of the Legislative Redistricting Board (which redistricts house and senate seats after each decennial census).

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Scope and Contents of the Records

Types of records present include correspondence, memoranda, some minutes, photographs, audio tapes, film, news clippings, speeches, press releases, invitations, telegrams, surveys, schedules, guest registers, statements, evidence, copies of bills, legal briefs, resolutions, books, journals, postcards, petitions, periodicals, brochures, studies, opinion surveys, itineraries, calendars, reports, publications, artifacts, and some of Ben Barnes' college papers. These records date from 1943-1972 (bulk 1968-1972) and cover Ben Barnes' entire tenure with the Texas legislature, though the bulk of the records date from his term as lieutenant governor from 1968-1972. Correspondence is with other legislators, constituents, officials, and with members of state or federal boards, agencies, and commissions. Records largely relate to pending or proposed legislation. Some records and news clippings relating to the Sharpstown banking scandal are present.

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. The researcher should note that the contents of the boxes listed below have been compiled from a list provided at the time the records were transferred. Archives staff have not had the opportunity to verify the contents of the boxes and, therefore, cannot vouch for the accuracy of the list.

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Organization of the Records

These records are organized into 15 series:
Correspondence files, 1960-1972, 111.4 cubic ft.
Invitations and events files, 1963-1972, 42.5 cubic ft.
Speech files, 1949-1972 (bulk 1965-1972), 8 cubic ft.
Press releases and press audio tapes and film, 1965-1972, undated, 4.3 cubic ft.
News clipping files, 1969-1972, 11 cubic ft.
Photographs, 1964-1972, undated, 8.2 cubic ft.
Constitutional Revision Commission files, 1949-1968 (bulk 1967-1968), 3.7 cubic ft.
Advisory Commission on Intergovernmental Relations files, 1965-1968, 2 cubic ft.
House Interim Committee on Juvenile Crime and Delinquency files, 1969, 0.3 cubic ft.
Bill files, 1961-1965, 10.5 cubic ft.
Subject files, 1959-1971, 2.3 cubic ft.
Election-related material files, 1968-1972, 2.6 cubic ft.
Books, 1943-1969 (bulk 1960-1969), 15.2 cubic ft.
Artifacts, 1962-1972, undated, 6.8 cubic ft.
Miscellaneous, 1957-1970, 2 cubic ft.

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Restrictions

Restrictions on Access

Because of the possibility that portions of these records fall under Public Information Act exceptions, an archivist must review these records before they can be accessed for research. The records may be requested for research under the provisions of the Public Information Act (V.T.C.A., Government Code, Chapter 552). The researcher may request an interview with an archivist or submit a request by mail, fax, or e-mail including enough description and detail about the information requested to enable the archivist to accurately identify and locate the information requested. If our review reveals information that may be excepted by the Public Information Act, we are obligated to seek an open records decision from the Attorney General on whether the records can be released. The Public Information Act allows the Archives ten working days after receiving a request to make this determination. The Attorney General has 45 working days to render a decision. Alternately, the Archives can inform you of the nature of the potentially excepted information and if you agree, that information can be redacted or removed and you can access the remainder of the records.

In accordance with Texas Government Code, Chapter 306, Ben F. Barnes allowed public access to the communications between himself and his constituents on July 29, 2004.

Restrictions on Use

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

To listen to the audiocassettes please contact the Archives' Preservation Officer. Researcher access to reel-to-reel tapes and film is dependent upon first arranging to transfer that outdated media to more contemporary media, at the researcher's expense; the Preservation Officer can explain the options.

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

Technical Requirements

None.

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Index Terms

The terms listed here were used to catalog the records. The terms can be used to find similar or related records.
Personal Names:
Barnes, Ben F., 1938-
Corporate Names:
Texas. Constitutional Revision Commission.
Texas Advisory Commission on Intergovernmental Relations.
Texas. Legislature.House of Representatives.Interim Committee on Juvenile Crime and Delinquency.
Subjects:
Legislation--Texas.
Campaign literature--Texas.
Political campaigns--Texas.
Lieutenant governors--Texas.
Legislators--Texas.
Places:
Texas--Politics and government--1951-
Document Types:
Correspondence--Texas--Lieutenant governors--1943-1972.
Memorandums--Texas--Lieutenant governors--1943-1972.
Photographs--Texas--Lieutenant governors--1943-1972.
Speeches--Texas--Lieutenant governors--1943-1972.
Invitations--Texas--Lieutenant governors--1943-1972.
Bills (legislative records)--Texas--Lieutenant governors--1943-1972.
Press releases--Texas--Lieutenant governors--1943-1972.
Clippings--Texas--Lieutenant governors--1943-1972.
Functions:
Administration of Texas.
Decision making.
Influencing Texas government policy.

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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
The Archives also hold the records of the 1836, 1861, 1866, 1868-89, and 1875 Constitutional Conventions.
Texas Constitutional Convention of 1974, Records, 1974-1975, 177 linear ft.
Texas Constitutional Revision Commission, Records, 1973-1974
Manuscript collections: Lieutenant Governor's Office, Barnes (Ben) Scrapbook, 1965-1972 (3 reels of microfilm)
Texas Advisory Commission on Intergovernmental Relations, Records, 1971-1989, 29 cubic ft.
Texas Office of the Lieutenant Governor, Records of William Pettus Hobby, Jr., 1917, 1924, 1931, 1947, 1953-1990, undated (bulk 1968-1990), 445.53 cubic ft.
Texas Legislature, House of Representatives, Committee on Juvenile Crime and Delinquency, Minutes and witness affirmations [RESTRICTED], 1967-1971
Texas Youth Commission, Records, 1886-1892, 1902, 1932-1934, 1941-2001, undated (bulk 1949-1999), 56 cubic ft.

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Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

(Identify the item and cite the series), Records of Ben F. Barnes, Texas Office of the Lieutenant Governor. Archives and Information Services Division, Texas State Library and Archives Commission.

Accession Information

Accession number: 1995/037

These records were transferred to the Archives and Information Services Division of the Texas State Library and Archives Commission by the Texas Secretary of the Senate on December 22, 1994.

Processing Information

Lisa M. Hendricks, October 1997

Nancy Enneking, October 2001

Tony Black, July 2004

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Detailed Description of the Records

 

Correspondence files, 1960-1972,
111.4 cubic ft.

Types of records present include incoming letters and copies of outgoing letters, telegrams, news clippings, postcards, petitions, invitations, brochures, studies, opinion surveys, and periodicals. Records date from 1960 to 1972 and are the correspondence files of Ben Barnes during his tenure with the Texas state legislature. Correspondence, with attachments, is generally with constituents, officials, other legislators, and with members of state or federal boards, agencies, and commissions. Correspondents include such notables as Lyndon Baines Johnson (LBJ), Hubert Humphrey, George Herbert Walker Bush, Ralph Yarborough, and J.J. (Jake) Pickle. Topics of the correspondence include pending or proposed legislation, natural disasters in various parts of the state (hurricanes, tornadoes), welfare, job assistance, prisoners-of-war (POWs) and missing-in-action (MIAs) in Vietnam, the Apollo II landing, and welfare reform. Opinion surveys mailed to members of the National Federation of Independent Businessmen (NFIB) asked questions concerning blue laws, welfare, taxes, busing of school children, insurance, business affairs, and government rearrangement. The Researcher should note that the contents of the boxes listed below have been compiled from a list provided at the time the records were transferred. Archives staff have not had the opportunity to verify the contents of the boxes and, therefore, cannot vouch for the accuracy of the list.
If you are reading this electronically, click on the link to go to the full finding aid. If you are reading this in paper, the series finding aid is found at a separate divider within the binder. (Ben F. Barnes' correspondence files, part I: State Representative) and (Ben F. Barnes' correspondence files, part II: Lieutenant Governor)

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Invitations and events files, 1963-1972,
42.5 cubic ft.

Types of records present include invitations, itineraries, calendars, schedules, correspondence, invitation summaries, memoranda, guest books, and news clippings. Records date from 1963 to 1972 and are invitation and appearance-related files of Texas Lieutenant Governor Ben Barnes. Invitations to Barnes typically invite him to attend breakfasts, luncheons, dinners, banquets, barbecues, parties, and receptions. Often he is invited to speak at these occasions. Appearances made by Mrs. Ben Barnes are also evidenced in this material. Correspondence typically includes incoming invitations or letters of invitation together with outgoing letters accepting or declining invitations and making necessary arrangements. Also present are some wedding, birth, and graduation announcements and invitations.
If you are reading this electronically, click on the link to go to the full finding aid. If you are reading this in paper, the series finding aid is found at a separate divider within the binder. (Ben F. Barnes' invitations and events files)

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Speech files, 1949-1972 (bulk 1965-1972),
8 cubic ft.

Records are speeches and speech-related correspondence dating from 1949 to 1972 (bulk 1965-1972). Most of the speeches were given by Ben Barnes although copies of a few speeches given by Preston Smith, John Connally, Hubert Humphrey and others are also present. Speeches were given to federations, associations, universities and clubs such as the American Legion, the Texas Federation of Women's Clubs, and the United Press International (UPI) Broadcasters. Subjects addressed in the speeches often relate to pending legislation concerning, for example, air and water pollution control, conservation, crime rates, the aging, or workers' compensation. Barnes also delivered speeches celebrating, for example, the opening of a city hall and Hemisfair in San Antonio.
If you are reading this electronically, click on the link to go to the full finding aid. If you are reading this in paper, the series finding aid is found at a separate divider within the binder. (Ben F. Barnes' speech files)

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Press releases and press audio tapes and film, 1965-1972, undated,
4.3 cubic ft.

Records consist of press releases, press audio tapes (3 audiocassettes and 47 reel-to-reel tapes) and 16-mm film (25 small canisters) dating from 1965 to 1972 and undated. Press releases range over much of Ben Barnes' legislative tenure and cover such topics as appointments to committees, commissions, and task forces; expressions of sympathy and grief over the deaths of prominent individuals; as well as issuing statements concerning drug abuse, conservation, and the Sharpstown banking scandal. Press audio tapes and film record press conferences and interviews with Ben Barnes by the news media.
Arrangement
Press releases are filed chronologically in folders labeled with the date and the subject of the release. Most tapes are also labeled. Tapes have not been listened to or viewed by Archives staff. All records remain in order as received.
Preferred Citation
(Identify the item), Press releases and press audio tapes and film, Records of Ben F. Barnes, Texas Office of the Lieutenant Governor. Archives and Information Services Division, Texas State Library and Archives Commission.
Restrictions on Access
None.
Restrictions on Use
To listen to the audiocassettes please contact the Archives' Preservation Officer. Researcher access to reel-to-reel tapes and film is dependent upon first arranging to transfer that outdated media to more contemporary media, at the researcher's expense; the Preservation Officer can explain the options.
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.
Press releases, undated
Box
1995/037-11 Juvenile Delinquency Committee, undated
Bill Satterwhite's resignation, undated
Work for passing of Constitutional amendments, undated
Raise for State Employees, undated
Peru press release, undated
Southern Conference, Council on State Governments, elected Vice Chairman, undated
Glenn Biggs Appointment, undated
Legislative Council Appointments, 59th Legislature, undated
Conference for State Legislative Leaders, undated
Texas Conference of Parents and Teachers--speech excerpts, undated
Host to constituents, undated
News Media--Criminal Courts Committee, undated
Press releases, 1965
Box
1995/037-11 Committee by Appointments, January 12, 1965
Progress as Speaker, January 19, 1965
Guest on Senator Watson's TV show, January 28, 1965
Oklahoma Speaker Visit Legislature, February 9, 1965
Members to Regional Water Meeting, March 18, 1965
DeLeon Dinner Honoring Ben Barnes, March 20, 1965
Members to Economic Development of fourth meeting, March 23, 1965
COG [Council of State Governments] Meeting, June 16, 1965
Committee Appointments to Study Dallas State Fair, June 30, 1965
Guadalupe National Park testimony, Washington, July 19, 1965
Good Roads Association, July 21, 1965
Election Law Committee, July 28, 1965
State Liquor Control Act, Interim Committee, July 31, 1965
Citizens to Salt Pollution, August 2, 1965
Legislative Budget Board, August 4, 1965
National Legislative Conference, Portland, August 12, 1965
House Office Committee Appointments, August 18, 1965
Legal Council for Indigents Interim Committee, August 23, 1965
Forts and Mission Study Request, August 24, 1965
Faculty Compensation Study Committee, September 23, 1965
Criminal Law Reunion appointments, September 24, 1965
Conference on Workman's Compensation, October 5, 1965
South Centeral Interstate Forest Fire Protection Compact Advisory Committee, October 5, 1965
Juvenile Crime Interim Committee, October 6, 1965
Salt Pollution of Inland Waters, October 15, 1965
Organizational meeting of Forts and Missions, October 25, 1965
State and Local Tax Policy, November 2, 1965
Attendance of National Conference of State Legislative Leaders, November 12, 1965
Operation of Livestock Auction Companies, November 16, 1965
Cutting Cost of Governmental Operations, Committee, November 16, 1965
House Interim Rules Committee Appointments, November 24, 1965
Appointments to the House Water Committee, November 30, 1965
Committee on Additional Bridges and Tunnels, December 10, 1965
Private Clinic and Hospital Association, speech excerpts at, December 10, 1965
Laws Relating to Agriculture Committee, December 20, 1965
Press releases, 1966
Box
1995/037-11 Education Problem in Texas Committee, January 2, 1966
Creating Pleasure Island State Park, January 4, 1966
Juvenile Crime Committee, January 5, 1966
Remarks New Voter Assembly, January 6, 1966
Study Tax Leins, January 9, 1966
Voting Machine Study Committee, January 19, 1966
Committee on Water Safety Appointments, February 2, 1966
Barnes Re-election Announcement, February 6, 1966
Education Committee Meeting called, February 6, 1966
Dyslexia Study Committee Appointments, February 7, 1966
Election Law Study Committee, March 9, 1966
Honorable Doctorate, McMurry [College], March 19, 1966
Deaf Committee Appointments, March 22, 1966
Grant Jones--Legislative Council, March 22, 1966
Committee to Restore Santa Anna's Flag, March 22, 1966
House Office Committee Appointments, March 22, 1966
Armstrong Intern Program, March 23, 1966
Introduction of Allan Shivers by Ben Barnes, March 29, 1966
Speakers schedule, March 31, 1966
Committee on Agriculture, Southern Regional Conference of Council of State Governments, April 6, 1966
Praise for Carr and Court, April 6, 1966
Committee on Economic Development, April 6, 1966
Speakers Schedule, April 8, 1966
Hightower Attending American Assembly, April 11, 1966
Dyslexia Meeting, April 18, 1966
Announcing Interns, April 20, 1966
McMurry Honor, May 23, 1966
Speech Cancellation, May 26, 1966
National Conference of Legislative Leaders, June 15, 1966
Fact and Mission Press Release, June 21, 1966
Shepperd on Peru trip, June 29, 1966
Ex-Speakers Dedication, June 30, 1966
Southern Water Resources Conference, July 11, 1966
COG [Council of State Governments] Meeting in Houston, July 17, 1966
Texas Production Near Amarillo, July 31, 1966
Dyslexia Announcement, July 31, 1966
Salt Water Pollution meeting, July 31, 1966
Armstrong--Criminal Code Revision, August 9, 1966
Legislative Budget Board Inspection Trip, September 2, 1966
2nd Dyslexia Announcement, September 10, 1966
3M Expansion in Brownwood, October 21, 1966
Insurance Plan for State Employees, October 21, 1966
Stewart to Attend Petroleum Institute, October 21, 1966
Attending State Legislative Leaders National Conference, November 17, 1966
Orientation of New Members, November 28, 1966
Press releases, 1967
Box
1995/037-11 Rusk to Speak to Legislature, January 16, 1967
Urban Affairs Committee, COG, June 1, 1967
Pikin, Mutscher, Legislative Budget Board, June 23, 1967
Hall, Treager - Urban Affairs, June 27, 1967
Public Affairs Seminar, June 28, 1967
Lamkin Historical Marker, July 3, 1967
Mayor Williams, Urban Affairs Committee, Council on State Governments, July 7, 1967
Johnson, Schuller, Knapp, Orr, Ray--Aeronautics Commission, July 10, 1967
State Office on Suggested Legislation meeting, July 11, 1967
Pendelton, Cary, Johnson, Braeklein, Dugger to Constitutional Revision Commission, July 13, 1967
Atwell, Sherman, Mayer--Tax Policy Committee, July 31, 1967
Slack - Legislative Budget Board, July 31, 1967
Jungmichel, Neugent, Mutscher - Land Uses Committee, August 1, 1967
Mutscher - Land Uses Committee, August 1, 1967
Visit of Legislature to Capitol, August 2, 1967
Raleigh Brown - Interstate Cooperation Committee, August 2, 1967
Rayford Price - Care of Criminally Insane Committee, August 3, 1967
Legislative Council, August 14, 1967
House Office Committee, August 14, 1967
Birkner Resignation, August 23, 1967
Faculty Compensation Committee, September 6, 1967
Emergency Hospital Treatment, September 7, 1967
Law Enforcement, September 14, 1967
Egg Grading Committee, September 15, 1967
Uninsured Motorists, September 21, 1967
Texas Beaches, October 9, 1967
Lieutenant Governor Announcement, October 10, 1967
County Government, October 13, 1967
State Parks Committee, November 7, 1967
Law Enforcement Procedures, November 18, 1967
Urban Action Center Appointment, November 21, 1967
National Conference on State Legislative Leaders, November 28, 1967
Intergovernmental Cooperation Meeting, December 12, 1967
Press releases, 1968
Box
1995/037-11 Legislative Internship Program, January 3, 1968
Criminal Law Study Committee, January 9, 1968
Interim Water Study Program Meeting - Cancelled, March 14, 1968
Crime Law Enforcement, March 15, 1968
12 point Crime Proposal, March 18, 1968
Campaign Cancellation, March 20, 1968
[Martin Luther] King Statement, April 5, 1968
Adult Probation Committee, April 11, 1968
COG Legislative Modernization meeting, April 12, 1968
Lockridge Death, May 4, 1968
Garrison Death, May 7, 1968
Host to Legislative Meeting, May 10, 1968
Homer Garrison Academy, May 13, 1968
Robert F. Kennedy's Death, June 6, 1968
ACIR [Advisory Commission on Intergovernmental Relations] Meeting in Washington D.C., June 20, 1968
Ray Lowry Death, June 22, 1968
Tort Claims Act, July 7, 1968
Texas Commission on Law and Enforcement press conference, July 15, 1968
Education Revolution, July 17, 1968
Attending Biloxi COG Meeting, July 18, 1968
Committee Studying Small Business, July 23, 1968
Special Committee--Financial Involvement--establishments serve alcoholic beverages and suppliers, August 9, 1968
Committee to Study Organ Transplants, August 13, 1968
Committee to Study Water Safety in Texas, August 16, 1968
Ben Barnes elected President of National Legislative Conference--Miami, August 23, 1968
Subcommittee to Study the Storage of Gasoline, August 27, 1968
Ben Barnes appointed Representative to NATO, September 1, 1968
Report from Brussels--NATO, Belgium, September 6, 1968
53 second Video Transcription - Opened General Election Campaign, September 11, 1968
United Fund Quota, September 18, 1968
Carol Vance elected Executive Director of Texas Law Enforcement Legislative Council, September 20, 1968
Democratic National Convention, September 23, 1968
State Park Development Blocks, Farmers Branch, September 25, 1968
Federal Government, October 8, 1968
National Legislative Conference, October 11, 1968
Educational Needs, October 16, 1968
Itinerary, October 18, 1968
State's Economy, October 18, 1968
Alcoholic Beverages--Cooper, October 23, 1968
Itinerary, October 23, 1968
Improvements in Air and Water Pollution, Houston, October 29, 1968
Education, Houston, October 30, 1968
Seagoville--Texas Police Academy, October 30, 1968
General Biography of Ben Barnes, Austin, October 30, 1968
Everyone vote, November 3, 1968
Acceptance Statement, November 5, 1968
Major Victory for Democratic Party, November 6, 1968
Death of Senator Bruce Reagan, November 25, 1968
National Conference of Legislative Leaders, November 27, 1968
UN Economic Commission, Geneva, Switzerland, December 2, 1968
Entertainment Industry, December 3, 1968
Box
1995/037-25 Press releases, December 1968
Press releases, November 1968
Press releases, October 1968
Press releases, September 1968
Press releases, August 1968
Press releases, July 1968
General press releases, March 1968
Bill Clayton press releases, 1968
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Press releases, 1969
Box
1995/037-11 Bilingual Education Bill, January 1, 1969
Defeat of Compulsory School Consolidation, February 1, 1969
Press Conference, Austin, transcription, February 17, 1969
Blue Ribbon Committee, Austin, February 19, 1969
Texas Music Educators Association, San Antonio, February 20, 1969
Lieutenant Governor Underwent Surgery, Austin, February 21, 1969
Surgery, Lt. Governor, 4:00 PM, February 21, 1969
Release from Hospital, March 1, 1969
Press Release, March 14, 1969
Federation of Women's Clubs, Wichita Falls, March 19, 1969
Vice President Agnew and National Legislative Conference, March 20, 1969
Project Hope, Laredo, March 25, 1969
Texas Nursing Home Association, Austin, March 25, 1969
Campus Unrest, Austin, March 26, 1969
Investigative Committee of Narcotic Drugs, March 27, 1969
Post 581 American Legion, Law and Order, March 27, 1969
Death of President Eisenhower, March 28, 1969
Education Session, Dallas, Texas Bankers Association, March 29, 1969
All-America Cities Ceremonies, April 10, 1969
Raymondville, April 10, 1969
Texas Farmers, Mexia, April 11, 1969
Texas Apartment Association, April 11, 1969
National Guard Association, April 12, 1969
Texas Southern University Law School, Austin, April 13, 1969
Project Info, April 23, 1969
Governor's Advisory Committee, August 24, 1969
Young Democrats--South Carolina, April 25, 1969
Nepotism, Austin, April 28, 1969
TCU [Texas Christian University] Day, Communications Gap, May 8, 1969
UT [University of Texas at] El Paso, May 8, 1969
Teacher Salary Increase, May 9, 1969
TSU [Texas Southern University] Faculty Forum, Student Unrest, Houston, May 13, 1969
Response to Smith's Press Conference, May 13, 1969
Ike Harris Appointment to Urban Studies, May 19, 1969
Lieutenant Governor Mark Hogan visit to Austin, May 19, 1969
St. Edwards University, May 24, 1969
John Tower to address joint session, May 28, 1969
Comments on appropriations bill, May 29, 1969
Box
1995/037-12 Comments on Governor Smith's refusal to accept bills, June 12, 1969
Speech to Air Force Association of Texas, June 14, 1969
Vacation Trip to Washington DC and New York, June 18, 1969
Reply to Governor Smith's TV message, June 20, 1969
Achievements of Big Spring State Hospital, June 22, 1969
8th Annual National Conference of Lieutenant Governors, June 25, 1969
Warren Methodist Church, Dallas, June 29, 1969
Lions International meeting, Tokyo, Japan, June 30, 1969
Lions International, July 5, 1969
Gladys Harrington Public Library Dedication, Plano, July 13, 1969
Texas Rural Carriers Association, Austin, July 14, 1969
League of Women Voters, Austin, July 15, 1969
Ben Barnes greets Chaiyasan Prachuab, member of Democratic Front of Thailand, July 15, 1969
Future Farmers of America, Fort Worth, July 16, 1969
Traffic Safety, Corpus Christi Chamber of Commerce, July 17, 1969
Baptist Association of Men's Organizations, Corpus Christi, July 17, 1969
51st Annual Convention of American Legion, San Antonio, July 18, 1969
50th Anniversary 1st Pasadena State Bank, July 8, 1969
Voter Apathy Concerning Amendments, August 2, 1969
Ben Barnes welcomes Kathy Garver to Aqua Festival, Austin, August 7, 1969
National Legislative Conference, St. Louis, August 27, 1969
National Legislative Conference, John Connally's speech, August 27, 1969
Comments on Role of Senator Aiken, September 8, 1969
Tax Experts to work with Senate, Beaumont, September 10, 1969
Contributions by Senators Hall, Word, and Creighton, September 11, 1969
Appointments to Interim Senate Committee on Holding Companies, September 16, 1969
Appointments to Interim Senate Parks and Recreation Committee, September 16, 1969
Appointments to Interim Senate Committee to Reevaluate Texas Liquor Laws, September 16, 1969
Senate Interim Committee to Study Urban Affairs, September 17, 1969
Seminar on Financial Corporate Growth, Las Vegas, Nevada, September 18, 1969
Interim Committee on Consumer Protection in Texas, September 23, 1969
Interim Senate Agriculture and Industry Study Committee, September 24, 1969
Interim Committee to Study Motion Picture Industry in Texas, September 25, 1969
Lunar Landing Commission, September 26, 1969
Senate Interim Committee on Urban Affairs, September 30, 1969
Senate Interim Penal Servitude Committee, October 1, 1969
Senate Interim Study Committee on Historical and Recreational Sites, October 2, 1969
Senate General Investigating Committee, October 5, 1969
Senate Interim Committee on Texas Tort Claims Act, October 6, 1969
Senate Interim Committee to Study Use and Abuse of Drugs, October 7, 1969
Corporate Franchise Tax Formula, October 7, 1969
Spring Branch Council PTA, October 7, 1969
Appointment of Senate Interim Vocational-Technical Education Study Committee, October 8, 1969
Denton County Livestock Association, October 9, 1969
Golden Acres, Dallas Home and Hospital for Jewish Aged, October 12, 1969
Funeral Services for William Black, Head Porter in Texas Senate, October 13, 1969
Appointment of Senator Charles Wilson as chairman of Senate Committee on Public Utility Commissions, October 14, 1969
Central Texas Section, American Chemical Society, October 14, 1969
Appointments to Texas Legislative Council, October 15, 1969
Texas Press Women, The Press and the Legislature, October 25, 1969
Senate Interim Committee to Study Land Use and Environment Control, October 25, 1969
Interim Beach Study Committee, October 27, 1969
Revenue Sharing, Texas Independent Automobile Dealers Association, Inc., October 27, 1969
Senate Interim Water Study Committee, October 29, 1969
Interim Natural Fibers and Textile Development Committee, October 30, 1969
Interim Delinquent Ad Valorem Tax Study Commission, November 5, 1969
Senate Interim Committee on Public Utility Commissions, November 10, 1969
Interim Committee on Faculty Compensation, November 10, 1969
Dallas Kiwanis Club, November 11, 1969
Houston Personnel Association, November 12, 1969
Senate Interim Committee to Study Use and Abuse of Drugs, November 14, 1969
JC [Jaycees] Banquet honoring "Five Outstanding Young Texans" of 1969, November 15, 1969
Announcement to Run for Re-election, November 25, 1969
Businessmen undertaking a more semi-public task pursuit, December 12, 1969
Appointments of Senate Insurance Study Committee, December 17, 1969
Press releases, 1970
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1995/037-12 American system of federalism must readjust to cope with city problems, January 6, 1970
Appointment of two Senators to Legislative Budget Board, January 8, 1970
Constructive responsible majority of young people must repudiate violent minority, El Paso, January 13, 1970
Study request asking Senate General Investigating Committee to look into resignation of Frank Miskell, January 14, 1970
Announcement that BB [Ben Barnes] would go to California to receive award as one of 10 outstanding young men of 1970, January 15, 1970
Investigation of resignation of Frank Miskell as Consumer Credit Commissioner, January 19, 1970
Appointment of Senators to Committee on Uninsured Motorists' Coverage, January 20, 1970
University Area Rotary Club, Houston, January 21, 1970
Wichita Falls Board of Commerce and Industry, January 22, 1970
Appointments to Study Committee for Taxation of Farm, Ranch, and Forest Lands, January 23, 1970
Letter to President Nixon stating that removal of oil quotas would be great disaster, January 23, 1970
Texas Trial Lawyers Association, Houston, January 24, 1970
Hospital Governing Board Seminar, San Antonio, January 25, 1970
Overton Rotary Club, February [sic] 27, 1970
District I Convention of Texas Jaycees, February [sic] 28, 1970
Appointments to Special Committee to Study Financing of Public Education in Texas, January 28, 1970
Announcement to run for re-election as Lieutenant Governor (officially filed), January 31, 1970
San Antonio Heart Association, February 2, 1970
Appointment of Senator Oscar Mauzy to Transportation Committee of Southern Conference of Council of State Governments, February 3, 1970
Appointment of Senator Jordan to Environmental Health Committee of Southern Conference of Council of State Governments, February 4, 1970
[empty folder]
19th Annual Presidential Prayer Breakfast, February 4, 1970
Junior Chamber of Commerce Bosses' Night, Pampa, February 6, 1970
Appointment of three to Crime and Narcotics Advisory Commission, February 10, 1970
Announcement of Committee to consider reform of the welfare system, February 10, 1970
Olney Chamber of Commerce, "short-sighted for federal government to abandon oil import quota system," February 21, 1970
Appointment of Ben Barnes to 10-member task force to recommend national policy on student financial aid (Education Commission of States), February 24, 1970
Polk County Chamber of Commerce, Drugs, February 24, 1970
Appointments to Committee on Marking and Branding of Livestock, February 25, 1970
Appointment of BB to Advisory Committee on National Assessment of Education Progress, February 25, 1970
Appointments to Senate Interim Committee on Corporate Farming, Livestock Feeding and Ranching, February 26, 1970
San Antonio Salvation Army Advisory Board Annual Banquet, February 26, 1970
State Convention of Phi Theta Kappa, February 27, 1970
Sabine-Neches school trustees, administrators, and teachers, March 2, 1970
Tarleton State College, Stephenville, March 4, 1970
Democratic National Committee, Washington, D.C., March 5, 1970
Announcement of invitation for Ben Barnes to address Democratic National Committee, March 5, 1970
Appointments to Mental Health and Mental Retardation Law Study Committee, March 6, 1970
Southwest Insurance Association, Dallas, March 10, 1970
Appointments of three Senators to Committee on Development of Agricultural Production Potential, March 10, 1970
Appointments to Senate Interim Aircraft Committee, March 11, 1970
Kiwanis Club, Houston, March 11, 1970
University of Texas at Arlington 75th anniversary, March 13, 1970
County Judges and Commissioners meeting, Amarillo, March 17, 1970
West Texas State University, Canyon, and College of South Plains, Levelland, March 18, 1970
Chamber of Commerce banquet, Canyon, March 18, 1970
Announcement of tour of state's facilities for treatment and rehabilitation of drug users, March 18, 1970
Appointments of 2 Senators to Consumer Credit Study Committee, March 20, 1970
National District Attorney's Association, Houston, March 21, 1970
Death of Representative George T. Hinson, March 27, 1970
Appointments of five Senators to Senate Interim Committee on Preschool Education Standards, April 1, 1970
Ben Barnes urges Legislature to support Federal-State revenue sharing proposal, April 6, 1970
San Benito Chamber of Commerce, April 9, 1970
Drug abuse seminar, Austin, April 13, 1970
Press conference for Heart Fund, Austin, April 13, 1970
One-day narcotics seminar, April 28, 1970
Appointment of Senate Interim Committee to Study Feasibility of Establishing a State Department of Photography, April 30, 1970
Consulting Engineers Council of Texas, Austin, May 7, 1970
Appointments to Committee on State and Local Tax Policy, May 9, 1970
Recurrence of back injury, May 11, 1970
Lubbock declared major disaster area by President Nixon, May 13, 1970
State-National Administrative response to tornado disaster in Lubbock, May 14, 1970
Requests President Nixon declare Hays County disaster area, May 18, 1970
Texas Employment Commission will pay unemployment to Lubbock tornado victims, May 19, 1970
Reserve Officers Association Convention, May 23, 1970
Presentation of NFL medal to astronauts of Apollo 12, May 25, 1970
J. Peter Smith School of Nursing, BB calls for more medical personnel, Fort Worth, June 5, 1970
Announcement of Senate Interim Committee to Study Computer Utilization, June 11, 1970
Appointments to Senate Interim Committee on Auto Insurance Rates, June 24, 1970
Fort Worth Chamber of Commerce, June 30, 1970
Senate Interim Committee on Election Law Study, July 2, 1970
Appointment of Senator Jack Hightower to Legislative Library Board, July 6, 1970
Statewide dinner honoring Lieutenant Governor, July 12, 1970
Former President Lyndon B. Johnson will attend Ben Barnes Appreciation Dinner, August 5, 1970
Auxiliary Police and Reserve Law Officers Association of Texas, August 7, 1970
Interim Committee to Study Alternative Methods of Attracting Industry to Texas, August 7, 1970
Announcement that Warren Woodward will be MC at Ben Barnes Appreciation Dinner, and that Alan Bean will be present, August 7, 1970
Freestone County Parade, Fairfield, August 10, 1970
Statement from BB concerning Frank Sharp's accusations in SEC [Securities and Exchange Commission] stock probe, August 11, 1970
BB's statement regarding Frank Sharp's accusations, August 12, 1970
BB will present Honorary Texan Certificates to 1970 Aqua Festival visiting royalty, August 13, 1970
BB will speak to Vernon Chamber of Commerce, August 20, 1970
National Association of TV and Radio Announcers, Houston, August 21, 1970
Addressing freshman class of Huston-Tillotson College, August 31, 1970
Quotes from BB's address to Austin Apartment Association, September 16, 1970
Lee Chapel AME [African Methodist Episcopal] Church Founders Day Program, September 21, 1970
Wharton County Junior College, September 24, 1970
Calhoun Conservation District meeting, Port Lavaca, October 1, 1970
Judicial Conference Panel, Galveston, October 1, 1970
Texas Merchants Association, Lakeway Inn, Austin, October 2, 1970
Memo to Capitol Press with speech delivered to U.S. Civil Defense Council, October 5, 1970
Statement on Drug Problem, October 6, 1970
Will Davis chosen to head Travis County Ben Barnes for re-election, October 6, 1970
U.S. Civil Defense Council, October 5, 1970
10th International Congress of Audiology, Dallas, October 12, 1970
Judson's Teacher's Association, October 13, 1970
Mary Hardin Baylor College, Waco, October 15, 1970
18th Industrial Relations Conference, Amarillo, October 20, 1970
Missionary Baptist General Convention, Austin, October 21, 1970
Reminder to Fort Worth media of speech to Schick Hospital dedication, October 21, 1970
Reminder to Dallas media of speech to Democratic Women, October 21, 1970
Reminder of speech to Wilbarger County Guar Celebration, to Vernon media, October 21, 1970
Dedication of Schick Hospital, Fort Worth, October 22, 1970
Remarks to Texas State Foxhunters Association, Camp Tonkawa (Nacogdoches), October 26, 1970
Remind Houston media that BB will speak to Spring Branch Education Association, October 28, 1970
BB will speak to County Judges and Commissioners Association, Galveston, October 28, 1970
Remarks from BB speech to Spring Branch Education Association, Houston, October 29, 1970
Remarks to Texas Research League in Austin, November 6, 1970
Text of letter from BB to Gen. George Lincoln regarding increasing price of crude oil, November 19, 1970
Remarks released from BB address to Jim Novy Appreciation Dinner, Austin, November 20, 1970
Address by BB to Dallas Home and Apartment Builders Association, November 23, 1970
BB elected to Executive Committee of National Conference on Lieutenant Governors, December 14, 1970
BB sent Secretary of Defense Melvin Laird wire to please prevent the [closing of] Goodfellow Air Force base at San Angelo, December 16, 1970
Press releases, 1971
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1995/037-12 BB and Speaker Mutscher announce that Joint Session of Texas Legislature to meet to honor POWs, January 22, 1971
BB leaves for Washington, DC for President Nixon's Prayer Breakfast, February 1, 1971
Statement on Teacher Retirement System, February 6, 1971
Joint Session to honor POWs, February 9, 1971
BB attends John Connally's swearing in as Secretary of the Treasury, February 10, 1971
Senator Word announced Hubert W. Green will serve as General Counsel for Senate General Investigating Committee, February 16, 1971
BB speak to Austin Society for Public Administration, February 25, 1971
BB speak 3rd District meeting of Texas Bankers Association, February 26, 1971
BB speaking on revenue sharing, March 4, 1971
Comments on House Joint Resolution 51, March 8, 1971
BB is ill with flu, cancelling two speaking engagements, March 8, 1971
BB statement on Bauer House, March 8, 1971
BB and Speaker Mutscher appointed Senator Patman as Legislative Commissioner of Gulf States Marine Fisheries Commission, March 10, 1971
Plans announced to organize delegation from Austin to travel abroad for POWs and MIAs, March 11, 1971
Crime and Narcotics Advisory Commission, March 17, 1971
BB urges passage of 18 year old vote in House and Senate, March 24, 1971
Appointment of Senate Committee on Inquiry into the Situation Existing at Prairie View A&M College, March 25, 1971
Appointments to Special Senate Committee on Disease Prevention by Immunization, April 13, 1971
Appointments to Study Committee on Revenue Bill, April 14, 1971
BB supports Clean Water Amendment, April 23, 1971
BB announces proposed changes of Medicaid program, April 24, 1971
BB expresses concern over Federal government to transfer Clinical Research Center in Fort Worth, April 27, 1971
Announced 2,000 invitations for "Texas Flight for Understanding" POW-MIA, May 3, 1971
$6,800 to officials of American Heart Association, May 10, 1971
Remarks over Governor's statement about theTax Bill, May 10, 1971
BB urges to pass Amendment 3, May 17, 1971
BB summarized the impact of defeat of Amendment 3, May 19, 1971
Texas has been interpreted to limit expenditure of state funds for welfare, May 21, 1971
Welfare release, May 21, 1971
Announcing candidacy for Governor, June 14, 1971
BB remarks about Governor Smith's decision to veto l year appropriations bill, June 21, 1971
BB cancels POW-MIA tour, June 24, 1971
BB expresses efforts of renewing his efforts of Legislature to gain adoption of joint redistricting conference committees, July 7, 1971
Announcement of BB and Nancy Sayers' wedding, July 25, 1971
Appointments to Interim Committee on Traffic Court System, July 28, 1971
Paris Junior College named A.M. Aikin Jr. Sciences Complex, August 6, 1971
National Convention of Knights of Pythias speech, August 9, 1971
Appointments to Interim Committee to Study Workmen's Compensation, September 10, 1971
Senators to Interim Committee on Drug Laws, September 14, 1971
Senators appointed to Interim Committee to Study Tax Revenue to Fund Rising Costs of Education, September 16, 1971
Appoints Interim Committee on Occupational Education, September 22, 1971
Interim Committee on Texas Election Laws, September 22, 1971
Interim Committee on Texas Youth, September 24, 1971
Interim Committee to Study Prevention of Life Insurance Company Insolvencies and Protection of Policy Holders, September 29, 1971
Interim Committee to Study Sales Tax, October 4, 1971
Interim Committee on Pari-Mutuel System of Horse Racing, October 6, 1971
BB expresses disappointment in Senator Herring stating that Hays County be removed from his Senatorial district, October 18/77
Redistricting statement, October 22, 1971
Interim Committee Study Retirement Benefits of Employees of Public Education Institutions in Texas, October 29, 1971
Interim Committee to Study the System of Licensing and Examining Boards, November 1, 1971
Reserve Law Officers Assoication presents BB and Representative Nelms with that organization's distinguished service award, November 4, 1971
BB received first returns of 1-year continuous survey of legislative and economic issues affecting Texas independent businessmen, November 12, 1971
Texas Legislative Council appointments, November 15, 1971
Interim Committee on Environmental Matters appointments, November 15, 1971
Senate Interim Committe to Study Rising Medical Costs , November 17, 1971
Appointments to Texas Advisory Committee on Inter-governmental Relations, November 22, 1971
Interim Committee on Texas Population Distribution, December 1, 1971
Appointments to Texas Ranger Commemorative Commission, December 1, 1971
Interim Committee to Study Coastal Lands and Waters of Texas, December 2, 1971
Interim Committee to Study Urban Education, December 9, 1971
Remarks at Farmers Union Convention, December 7, 1971
Appointments to Senate Interim Agriculture and Industrial Study Committee, December 10, 1971
Appointments to Interim Committee on Public Junior Colleges, December 10, 1971
Appointments to Interim Committee on State Parks, Recreational Areas and Historic Sites, December 13, 1971
Press releases, 1972
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1995/037-12 Additional lay members to Interim Committee on Urban Education, January 5, 1972
BB calls for revision of "Rules of the Road" law, January 17, 1972
Appointments to Senate Interim Committee to Study Vacancy Laws, February 9, 1972
Appointments to Senate Interim Committee on Consumer Credit, February 14, 1972
Letter to Wilbur Mills relating to certain provisions of HR 11950, March 9, 1972
BB and Mrs. B. send sympathy to family of Houston Harte, March 14, 1972
Appointments to Interim Committee on Vegetable Marketing, March 15, 1972
Appointments to Interim Committee on Safeguards to Protect the Right of Privacy of Texas Citizens, March 23, 1972
Appointments to Texas Council on Marine-Related Affairs, April 6, 1972
Appoints Senators to Joint Legislative Committee on Administration, April 15, 1972
Appoints 10-member Interim State Personnel Policy Study Committee, April 18, 1972
Congratulations Senator Jordan on Governor for a Day, June 9, 1972
BB congratulates Briscoe on runoff victory, June 5, 1972
BB urges speedy end to Special Session, June 14, 1972
Senators named to Legislative Budget Board, July 12, 1972
Appointment of Senator Blanchard as chairman of Committee on Economic Development, September 18, 1972
BB comments on Governor Smith's appointment of Bob Bullock to Insurance Board, September 22, 1972
Delta Upsilon Fraternity-Kappa Kappa Gama Sorority release on marathon relay to raise funds for muscular dystrophy, September 25, 1972
BB statement on death of Wick Fowler, September 27, 1972
BB endorses passage of amendment 4, October 31, 1972
BB endorses passage of amendment 8, November 1, 1972
BB congratulates winners of general election, will be glad to help with anything if needed, November 8, 1972
Audio tapes, 1966-1967, 1969, 1971-1972
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1995/037-186 Reel-to-reel audio tapes, 1966-1967:
Brazosport Chamber of Commerce: Community Orchestra, including rehearsal, December 13 and 15, 1966
Ben Barnes #1, January 12, 1967
(most important issue, cities' problems, rules change)
Ben Barnes #2, January 20, 1967
(crime rate, constitutional revision, annual sessions, sources of revenue)
Ben Barnes #3, January 26, 1967
(rules controversy, Hemisfair defined, raising money, annual sessions)
Ben Barnes #4, February 2, 1967
(gas tax, mixed drinks, city sales tax, reaction to tax)
Ben Barnes #5, February 9, 1967
(new revenues, Connally taxes, safety bill, appropriations, mayors)
Ben Barnes #6, February 16, 1967
(pay raise, Dallas airport, constitutional revision, Texan culture, Laredo)
Ben Barnes #7, February 23, 1967
[5 tapes: two 5-inch boxes, three 7-inch boxes]
(reapportionment/redistricting, city sales tax, rules changes, appropriations)
Ben Barnes #8, March 2, 1967
(sales tax, ethics bill, Sunday closing law)
Ben Barnes #9, March 9, 1967
[2 tapes: one 5-inch box, one 7-inch box]
(Daylite Savings Time, LSD, annual sessions, next week actions)
Ben Barnes #10, March 16, 1967
(Senate filibuster, wiretapping, Hoover Commission, redistricting)
Ben Barnes #11, March 23, 1967
(liquor by drink, daylite savings, city sales tax, preschool Spanish)
Ben Barnes #12, March 30, 1967
(daylight savings time bill, annual sessions, Criminal Procedure revision)
Ben Barnes #13, April 6, 1967
(review of session, anti-discrimination, appropriation bill)
Ben Barnes #14, April 13, 1967
(consumer credit, tax program, constitutional revision, tourism)
Ben Barnes #15, April 20, 1967
(Connally's tax proposal, house reaction, industrial safety)
Ben Barnes #16 April 27, 1967
(oral confessions and Criminal Code, appropriations bill, liquor by drink, next week)
Ben Barnes #17 May 4, 1967
(pay raises, drivers bills, redistricting, open meetings)
Ben Barnes #18, May 11, 1967
(appropriations delay, special session? why the bottleneck? items left)
Capitol Issues (Smith and Barnes), KLRN, program 9, February 22, 1967
Barnes: TFWC Terrace Motor Hotel, October 4, 1967
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1995/037-29 Reel-to-reel audio tapes, 1969, undated:
A Visit with the Lieutenant Governor: Weekly Interview with Lt. Governor Ben Barnes, 1969, undated:
February 7, 1969
February 14, 1969
February 21, 1969
[2 tapes]
March 27, 1969
[3 tapes]
April 12, 1969
April 16, 1969
April 24, 1969
[2 tapes]
May 2, 1969
undated
Interview with Barnes, April 17, 1969
January 30, [19--]
3 unidentified tapes
Press conference, Tuesday, February 18, 1969
BB Press conference, March 14, 1969
Raymondville Chamber of Commerce, April 10, 1969
Audio cassettes, 1971-1972:
Newsroom (J. Lehrer, KERA), Ben Barnes, guest, March 1, 1972
Barnes, KLRN news conference, Friday, March 5, [1971]
Channel 7, March 5, [1971?]
Film, 1967, 1969
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1995/037-186 16-mm film, 1967:
[17 canisters]
Barnes #1, January 12, 1967
[2 canisters]
Barnes #2, January 20, 1967
Barnes #3, January 26, 1967
Barnes #4, February 2, 1967
Barnes #5, February 9, 1967
Barnes #6, February 16, 1967
Barnes #7, February 23, 1967
Barnes #8, March 2, 1967
Barnes #9, March 9, 1967
Barnes #11, March 23, 1967
Barnes #12, March 30, 1967
Barnes #13, April 6, 1967
Barnes #14, April 13, 1967
Barnes #16, April 27, 1967
Ben Barnes birthday, KTXS, Abilene, April 15, 1967
unlabeled canister, undated
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1995/037-29 16-mm film ("TV tapes"), 1969:
[8 canisters]
[labels have fallen off of all but one canister]
February 13, 1969
February 20, 1969
March 27, 1969
April 11, 1969

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News clipping files, 1969-1972,
11 cubic ft.

Records are news clippings dating from 1969 to 1972 and are news clipping files of Ben F. Barnes. Topics of the newspaper articles include the Sharpstown banking scandal; editorials on legislative actions; the formation of an ethics commission; constitutional amendments; pesticide regulation; legalized abortion; tax hikes; welfare spending; and Cesar Chavez, the farm labor leader.
Arrangement
Some of the news clippings are photocopied and foldered by date in reverse chronological order, others are pasted to sheets of paper and foldered according to topic. All news clippings are dated and identified by the newspaper in which they were published. Records remain in the order received. Researchers please note the presence of news clippings scattered among records in other series.
Preferred Citation
(Identify the item), News clipping files, Records of Ben F. Barnes, Texas Office of the Lieutenant Governor. Archives and Information Services Division, Texas State Library and Archives Commission.
Restrictions on Access
Because of the possibility that portions of these records fall under Public Information Act exceptions, an archivist must review these records before they can be accessed for research. The records may be requested for research under the provisions of the Public Information Act (V.T.C.A., Government Code, Chapter 552). The researcher may request an interview with an archivist or submit a request by mail, fax, or e-mail including enough description and detail about the information requested to enable the archivist to accurately identify and locate the information requested. If our review reveals information that may be excepted by the Public Information Act, we are obligated to seek an open records decision from the Attorney General on whether the records can be released. The Public Information Act allows the Archives ten working days after receiving a request to make this determination. The Attorney General has 45 working days to render a decision. Alternately, the Archives can inform you of the nature of the potentially excepted information and if you agree, that information can be redacted or removed and you can access the remainder of the records.
Restrictions on Use
Most records created by Texas state agencies are not copyrighted and may be freely used in any way. State records also include materials received by, not created by, state agencies. Copyright remains with the creator. The researcher is responsible for complying with U.S. Copyright Law (Title 17 U.S.C.).
Technical Requirements
None.
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1995/037-30 News clippings, November 11, 1970 to February 7, 1971
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1995/037-31 News clippings, February 8, 1971 to April 19, 1971
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1995/037-32 News clippings, April 20, 1971 to July 6, 1971
Box
1995/037-33 News clippings, June 8, 1972 to November 8, 1972
Box
1995/037-34 News clippings--Miscellaneous
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1995/037-35 News clippings--Miscellaneous
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1995/037-36 News clippings--Miscellaneous
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1995/037-37 News clippings--Miscellaneous
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1995/037-170 Clippings, April 1 - November 15, 1971
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1995/037-171 Clippings, January 28 - March 31, 1971

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Photographs, 1964-1972, undated,
8.2 cubic ft.

Records present are black and white photographs, some color photographs, and a few photographic negatives dating from 1964 to 1972 and undated. Most photographs include Ben Barnes. Other people appearing in the photos include his family, other legislators, and dignitaries including Governor Preston Smith, Governor John Connally, U.S. Senator Lloyd Bentsen, President Lyndon Baines Johnson (LBJ), Lady Bird Johnson, Vice President Hubert Humphrey, and President Richard M. Nixon. Of special note is a trip to Peru that Barnes took in 1965. Photos documenting that trip can be found in this series, including photos of President Bellaunde; Macchu Picchu, the holy city of the Incas; and native peoples and animals.
Arrangement
Most photographs are foldered and identified. Records remain in order as received.
Preferred Citation
(Identify the item), Photographs, Records of Ben F. Barnes, Texas Office of the Lieutenant Governor. Archives and Information Services Division, Texas State Library and Archives Commission.
Restrictions on Access
None.
Restrictions on Use
Researchers are required to wear gloves provided by the Archives when reviewing photographic materials.
Most records created by Texas state agencies are not copyrighted and may be freely used in any way. State records also include materials received by, not created by, state agencies. Copyright remains with the creator. The researcher is responsible for complying with U.S. Copyright Law (Title 17 U.S.C.).
Technical Requirements
None.
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1995/037-17 Preston Smith, 1964
Photo Speaker B. Tunnell, 1964
BB [Ben Barnes] and Governor Connally, 1964
Peru Trip, 1965
Inauguration Day (2), January 1965
BB taking Speaker position from former Speaker Tunnell, January 2, 1965
(Part)
BB, August 30, 1965
NASA Houston, September 15, 1965
Dyslexia Symposium Speakers, 1966
Dedication of marker honoring 1st Speaker of House, July 16, 1966
Speaker's Dining Room U.S. Capitol, Washington, August 24, 1966
Gatesville School for Boys, September 17, 1966
Peruvian Delegation in Speaker's Apartment, September 1966
B. Wooldridge Day, Fort Sam Houston, September 28, 1966
BB, Martha, Amy, Greg formal pictures, November 1966
Gilmer Trip, 1967
BB, 1967
BB, Governor Connally, John Rowland, Melvin Rowland, Dr. Sterling Fly, 1967
John Connally, 1967
National Homemaking Teacher's Association, BB and Governor Smith, 1967
BB and mayors, representatives, 1967
Will Rogers Day, Higgins Texas, 1967
House Football Game, 1967
BB with Gordon Rose, 1967
Inauguration, January 1967
1st Southern Presbyterian Church, January 9, 1967
Secretary of State Dean Rusk addresses Joint Session, January 1967
Houston AGC [Associated General Contractors], March 1967
Galveston National Guard Conference, April 1, 1967
Jim Nugent Appreciation Dinner, April 7, 1967
Pen and Ink of BB by Neil Caldwell, May 1967
APA Dinner, Tracor, May 18, 1967
Sun Valley meeting, Political Science Association, June 25, 1967
Postmasters Convention, Austin, July 1967
BB speaking at Rice Hotel, September 11, 1967
Waco Lions Club, October 11, 1967
Reception before '68 Inauguration, November 1967
Villa Capri, Sears-Allstate Reception, Austin, November 11, 1967
Formal portrait of BB, Martha, Greg, Amy, November 1967
Christmas Party Speaker's Apartment, December 1967
BB, Peter Lucarelli, Representative Newth, Senator Kenneally, December 1, 1967
Beth Marsh-Robin Baldwin wedding, December 1967
BB and Miss Universe, 1968
Students for BB Club meeting, 1968
NCSLL [National Conference of State Legislative Leaders] Conference, Honolulu, 1968
National Conference, Democrats, 1968
BB and family campaign photos, 1968
NASA, Houston, 1968
Charlie Guy and Robert Spellings, 1968
BB and Mrs. B with couple, 1968
J.D. Osborn, BB, Pete Brewer, Jr., 1968
BB and Waggoner Carr, 1968
Tyler Rose Festival, 1968
Cactus Pryor and BB, 1968
Inauguration '68, January 12, 1968
Primary Night, May 4, 1968
BB and Senator Oscar Mauzy, February 1968
Frank Borman, Manned Spacecraft Center, April 18, 1968
Barbecue for BB in Temple, May 2, 1968
BB at Democratic Convention in Dallas, June 1968
BB and Eddie Barker at O'Hare International Airport, August 25, 1968
McKool Reception and Kick-off Rally, October 1968
Social Welfare Association, October 17, 1968
W. M. Watson Appreciation Day, October 24, 1968
Prison Rodeo, October 27, 1968
BB and Governor Connally at Gulf Oil Corp., December 19, 1968
VP Hubert Humphrey, 1969
BB with staff of Texas Electric Cooperatives, Inc., 1969
Senate Chamber, 1969
BB with David Evans, 1969
Air Force Association Texas State Convention, 1969
Mike and Martha Myers wedding, 1969
BB and family with Scotty Sayers, 1969
R.S. Billand and child he rescued from well--Houston, 1969
Sons of American Revolution present bill to State, 1969
Father Fred Bomar and BB, 1969
Billy Graham and BB, 1969
Aqua Festival Marine Band, 1969
BB State Chairman Easter Seal Campaign, 1969
BB and Martha, Smith's and Mutscher's, 1969
Hammonds sent 35 mm slide, 1969
BB, Senators Word and Blanchard, 1969
Texas Hall of State Government, 1969
Inauguration and Victory Dinner and Parade, January 1969
59th Legislature, January 1969
Inauguration, January 1969
Texas Trial Lawyers Association, January 16, 1969
Service at Union Christian Church--Austin, January 19, 1969
Inauguration-Amy and Greg, January 21, 1969
Homer Leonard and others, January 31, 1969
BB in Senate session, February 1969
BB, Nick Kralj on Senate floor, February 1969
BB with Mayor W.D. Rogers, February 1969
BB in hospital, February 1969
Heatley Ranch, March 1969
Gridiron Show, March 1969
UT [University of Texas] sandwich seminar-Austin, March 1969
Rich Barnes, Rev. Antonio Gonzales and BB, March 1969
Mayors with BB, March 28, 1969
Oak Cliff Chamber of Commerce, May 6, 1969
BB at Texas Real Estate Association, June 1969
4-H Roundup--Bryan, June 8, 1969
Dedication at Comyn, June 8, 1969
Big Spring State Hospital, June 27, 1969
First Pasadena State Bank, July 1969
Lt. Governors' Convention, July 1969
BB, Mrs. B., Nancy Sayers-Lions Convention-Japan, July 1, 1969
Moon landing, July 17, 1969
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1995/037-18 Activities honoring Astronauts, August 1969
Ralph Hall Appreciation Dinner, August 6, 1969
Capitol Eye-Austin, September 7, 1969
Attorney Generals Law Enforcement Conference in Austin, September 19, 1969
BB at Douglas MacArthur Academy, October 1969
Annual Assembly of American Heart Association, October 1969
"Face to Face" program BB and Murphy Martin, 1969
Lt. Governor of Oklahoma George Nigh and BB, October 1969
"All for Hall from Rockwall" cocktail party in Dallas-Mayor Erik Jonsson, BB and Tom Unis, 1969
Huntsville Prison Rodeo, October 19, 1969
Gus Mutscher barbecue, October 25, 1969
BB at Management Club meeting--General Dynamics Forth Worth, November 5, 1969
Pictures from Maurice Acers-Beaumont, 1969
Press Conference announcing intent to run for re-election, November 25, 1969
Alan Bean Day Parade in Fort Worth, December 22, 1969
Staff Christmas party--BB, Mrs. Barnes and Amy, December 12, 1969
Alan Bean Day--Fort Worth, December 22, 1969
Inauguration, Victory Dinner, 1969
BB with Lt. Governor from Colorado, 1970
Bentsen, BB, Preston Smith, 1970
BB and Governor Smith, 1970
Campaign picture, 1970
Negative of Bradley, Greg and a pro-Dallas Cowboy, 1970
Jake Pickle and BB and others, 1970
Tom Vance sent pics of BB and others, 1970
Aiken Appreciation Dinner at Texarkana, 1970
Dinner for Mike McKool, 1970
Larry Partee and BB at Prairie View A&M, 1970
Paying filing fee for re-election, 1970
Austin Headliners Club BB, Darrell Royal and Cactus Pryor, 1970
Bryce Jordan, 1970
BB and Elmer Baum, 1970
Judge Erving Thomason and BB at Judge's residence in El Paso, January 13, 1970
BB at U.S. Jaycees Award for Ten Outstanding Young Men--Santa Monica, California January 15-17, 1970
Open house of Bailey, Melugin, Pruitt and Associates-Fort Worth, February 13, 1970
General Dynamics Manage Association - Ladies Night Fort Worth, February 14, 1970
Olney Chamber of Commerce Banquet, February 21, 1970
Opening of new centers in Muleshoe, February 22, 1970
BB and Hon. J. C. Martin, Jr., Mayor of Laredo, February 22, 1970
Salvation Army Advisory Board Annual Meeting Houston Fat Stock Show Parade, February 26, 1970
Pictures of Drug Tour, March 1970
National District Attorneys' Association--Houston, March 21, 1970
BB, Ralph Wayne at Huntsville Prison, March 27, 1970
BB's birthday, April 17, 1970
Pictures sent by Bob Strauss, April 22, 1970
(Part)
Photos sent by Tom Henderson in El Campo, April 23, 1970
Catholic Bazaar, May 1970
Lehmann's Luncheonette Seguin, Texas, May 3, 1970
McGregor Homes Opening, May 9, 1970
TMA Breakfast--Waco, May 9, 1970
Abba Eban Reception in Houston, May 25, 1970
Barbecue in South Texas for BB, 1970
Construction Exhibit, Astrohall, Houston, Texas, 1970
NFL Players Association Meeting Houston, Texas, 1970
Governor's Cup Regatta Austin, Texas, 1970
Y. D. [Young Democrats?] meeting, Alice, Texas, 1970
BB with Al Panzera, Greg Barnes and others, June 1970
BB, Smith, LBJ, Lady Bird, Mr. and Mrs. Lloyd Bentsen, Mrs. Smith, Gus Mutscher, June 3, 1970
Party in the Lt. Governor's apartment, June 21, 1970
BB and others, June 23, 1970
BB and others at barbecue in San Antonio, July 1970
Brownwood Lakehouse July 4, 1970, July 4, 1970
Gay Jake, Dr. Elliott Bowers, President of SHSU [Sam Houston State University] and BB, July 6, 1970
Tarrant County Elm Fork Extension Ceremony--Trinity River Association, July 14, 1970
BB with Leo Suttle, Louis Hinders, August 1, 1970
Arnold Palmer, BB in background, August 10, 1970
Appreciation Dinner, August 14, 1970
AHEPA Supreme Banquet, August 23, 1970
BB visits Texas Department of Corrections, August 25, 1970
BB and Greg, 1970
Wharton County Youth Fair, 1970
State Convention in Dallas, September 8, 1970
Campaigning in Brownsville, September 1970
State Democratic Convention, September 15, 1970
Box
1995/037-19 Texas Senate Election Law Study Committee, October 2, 1970
Queen Air 821Q En Route to Austin, October 17, 1970
Easter Seal Lunch, San Antonio, October 17, 1970
Campaign in Dumas, October 19, 1970
Campaign in Borger, October 19, 1970
Women's Democratic Rally, October 22, 1970
Campaign at Lamar Tech, October 26, 1970
ACC Student Convocation, Abilene, October 27, 1970
BB, West Texas Tour, October 27, 1970
BB with Rotary International Senior Members, November 1970
Rotary International, El Campo, November 1970
Slides: BB, Amy, Greg, November 1970
Election night at Apartment, November 1970
Jim Novy Appreciation Dinner, November 22, 1970
Peruvian Earthquake Art Auction, December 1970
LBJ Memorial Dedication, Killeen, December 10, 1970
BB, J. Allbritton, President Houston Citizens Bank and Trust, 1971
BB and Governor Smith, January 1971
Inauguration Parade and Inauguration, January 1971
Inauguration, January 1971
BB with Pages, January 1971
BB, Elmer Baum, Governor Smith, January 1971
Session Pictures, January 1971
SDEC [?] meeting prior to Victory Dinner, January 18, 1971
BB, Lady Bird, at Inauguration dinner, January 19, 1971
BB, Amy in Apartment before Inaugural Ball, January 19, 1971
BB, Amy, Greg and Inauguration, January 19, 1971
BB, Greg, Amy Inauguration Parade, January 19, 1971
BB with Pages from 62nd Legislature, January 22, 1971
Beaumont Chamber of Commerce, January 25, 1971
BB, February 1971
BB with LBJ and Mr. and Mrs. D. Willis, February 1971
Governor Barnes with Senate Pages, February 1971
BB with present Congressmen, February 1971
BB, February 1971
BB and 2 Texas A&I Football players and coach, February 1971
BB with current Congressmen, February 2, 1971
BB, Maj. Rowe, Mrs. B. Singleton, General James at POW and MIA Joint Session, February 12, 1971
BB with Silver Medal Award Recipients, February 13, 1971
BB in Senate Chamber, February 18, 1971
Travis Linn, BB, WFAA TV, February 1971
Senate Photos, March 1971
BB in Senate Session, March 1971
Texas Conference of Churches BB and William Hilgers, March 2, 1971
BB with Revs. Thomas, Bell, March 2, 1971
Erwin and Kennard Filibuster, March 4, 1971
BB, Mutscher, at Apollo 11 Capsule Ceremony, March 5, 1971
Apollo Dedication, March 5, 1971
BB during Senate session, April 1971
BB in Liberty parade, April 1971
Opening of LBJ Library, April 1971
Herman Bennett Birthday Cake, April 1971
Wilbur Mills visit, April 1971
BB with Archbishop Medeiros, April 1971
San Antonio Fiesta, April 23, 1971
BB and Mrs. George Mahon, May 1971
Prime Minister Wilson's visit, May 3, 1971
Gordon Wood Appreciation Dinner, May 14, 1971
Annual State 4-M Roundup, June 2, 1971
BB swearing Senator Snelson in for President Pro Tem, June 4, 1971
Jim Bowie Days Parade, June 24, 1971
Ceremonies for "Topping Out" of 2001 Bryan St. Tower, June 30, 1971
BB in South Texas campaigning, July 1971
Del Mar Thoroughbred Club, July 30, 1971
21th Tactical Reconnaissance Squadron Home from Viet Nam, welcoming committee, August 1971
DeLeon Peach and Melon Parade, August 4, 1971
Vocational Homemaking Teachers Reception, August 5, 1971
BB at Senator Aikin Paris Junior College Complex Dedication, August 6, 1971
Knights of the Pythias, Rice Hotel, Houston, August 9, 1971
Henry Gonzales Appreciation Dinner, September 1971
College Station Trip, Student BBQ, September 11, 1971
St. Mary's University, Dr. Bill Crain, October 1971
BB with Senator Yarbrough and Fort Bend County Parade, October 1971
BB and Mrs. B Texas Prison Rodeo, October 1971
BB speaking to Angelo State University, October 1, 1971
BB and Jack Vaughn at Texas Mid-Continent Oil and Gas Reception, October 12, 1971
Gilmer, Texas Yamboree, October 14, 1971
BB at Prison Rodeo, October 25, 1971
BB speaking to Texas Research League, Board of Directors, November 4, 1971
BB at LTV Electrosystems Inc., Greenville, Texas, November 19, 1971
Foley's Thanksgiving Day Parade, November 25, 1971
BB at Brownwood State Home and School for Girls, December 5, 1971
Mrs. Orts, Mrs. Barnes, Mrs. Julius Posey, December 10, 1971
Wayne Hitt BBQ, December 18, 1971
Box
1995/037-20 Miscellaneous Photos
Box
1995/037-21 BB prints, Spring 1972
Nancy Barnes prints, Spring 1972
BB prints, Spring 1972
Box
1995/037-22 Zilker Park BBQ for BB, April 1972
BB and Nancy, 1972
Nancy Barnes Portrait, 1972
BB Portrait (B&W), 1972
BB Portrait (Color), 1972
BB at Mike (empty), 1972
Newspaper Mats, 1972
Newspaper Mats, 1972
Newspaper Mats, 1972
Newspaper Slicks, 1972
Box
1995/037-23 BB and Nancy walking, Spring 1972
Campaign '72, Spring 1972
Box
1995/037-24 Mrs. Barnes and Mrs. Wayne, February 1972
BB campaigning, February 1972
Brownwood Rally cocktail party, February 1972
BB campaigning during train trip, March 1972
Irving Realtors Breakfast, March 2, 1972
BB in Ralph W. Conant, April 1972
BB and HH Coffield, April 15, 1972
BB campaigning, May 1972
BB campaigning, Dallas Market Hall, May 1, 1972
BB speaking to Society of Engineers, May 5, 1972
Primary election night, May 6, 1972
BB with Mayor Roy Butler, Headliners Club Luncheon, May 18, 1972
Special Session, June 1972
W. D. Kutach sent photo, June 1972
BB and Senator Connally, Connally being sworn as president pro tem of Texas Senate, September 11, 1972
Borger Coffee, October 19, 1972

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Constitutional Revision Commission files, 1949-1968 (bulk 1967-1968),
3.7 cubic ft.

Types of records present include correspondence, minutes, publications, reports, books, and pamphlets, dating 1949-1968 (bulk 1967-1968). Records are working files and research files of the Constitutional Revision Commission. This commission was created (H.S.R. 429, 60th Legislature) in 1967 to undertake the research and study necessary to revise and update Texas' 1876 Constitution by eliminating or deleting obsolete or unnecessary provisions and to make possible the solution of modern problems without the necessity of frequent and detailed Constitutional Amendments. This commission was composed of five members of the House of Representatives appointed by the Speaker, five members of the Senate appointed by the Lieutenant Governor, ten persons appointed by the Governor, five persons appointed by the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of Texas, with the president and vice-president to be appointed from among the members of the commission. Records reflect the work of the Commission including committee and subcommittee work, and final reports and recommendations submitted to the Governor and members of the 61st Legislature. Research files also include some publications and reports from other states relating to those states' work with constitutional revision.
Arrangement
Records generated by the commission are organized by committee. Research material, including publications from other states, books, and various reports do not appear to be in any specific order. All records remain in order as received.
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
The Archives also hold the records of the 1836, 1861, 1866, 1868-89, and 1875 Constitutional Conventions.
Texas Constitutional Convention of 1974, Records, 1974-1975, 177 linear ft.
Texas Constitutional Revision Commission, Records, 1973-1974
Preferred Citation
(Identify the item), Constitutional Revision Commission files, Records of Ben F. Barnes, Texas Office of the Lieutenant Governor. Archives and Information Services Division, Texas State Library and Archives Commission.
Restrictions on Access
Because of the possibility that portions of these records fall under Public Information Act exceptions, an archivist must review these records before they can be accessed for research. The records may be requested for research under the provisions of the Public Information Act (V.T.C.A., Government Code, Chapter 552). The researcher may request an interview with an archivist or submit a request by mail, fax, or e-mail including enough description and detail about the information requested to enable the archivist to accurately identify and locate the information requested. If our review reveals information that may be excepted by the Public Information Act, we are obligated to seek an open records decision from the Attorney General on whether the records can be released. The Public Information Act allows the Archives ten working days after receiving a request to make this determination. The Attorney General has 45 working days to render a decision. Alternately, the Archives can inform you of the nature of the potentially excepted information and if you agree, that information can be redacted or removed and you can access the remainder of the records.
In accordance with Texas Government Code, Chapter 306, Ben F. Barnes allowed public access to the communications between himself and his constituents on July 29, 2004.
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.
Box
1995/037-87 Constitutional Revision Commission--60th Legislature Books--Administrative Matters, 1968
Creation and Organization, 1968
Bill of Rights Committee, 1968
Executive Branch Committee, 1968
Correspondence - Miscellaneous, 1968
Judicial Branch Committee, 1968
Drafting Committee, 1968
Political Subdivisions Committee, 1968
Report and Recommended Revised Constitution, 1968
Education Committee, 1968
Minutes of Commission Meetings--Volume I, 1968
Minutes of Commission Meetings--Volume II, 1968
Box
1995/037-88 Constitutional Revision Commission--60th Legislature, Legislative Branch Committee, 1968
Revenue and Taxation Committee, 1968
Preliminary Report of the Governors' Committee on Constitutional Revision and Governmental Reorganization
Constitutional Revision, A study of the Texas Constitution, Volume I, 1960
Constitutional Revision, Volume II, 1960
Constitutional Revision, Volume III, 1960
Texas Civil Judicial Council, 38th Annual Report, 1966
Texas Constitution Sections Assigned to Bill of Rights Committee, Constitutional Revision Commission
Interim Report to 56th Legislature and People of Texas, 1959
Constitution of Hawaii
State Legislature in American Politics--Texas Assembly, 1967
Does Texas Need a New Constitution?
California Constitution Revision Study, Executive Branch
Information Bulletin No. 3--Methods of Constitutional Revision, 1949
Information Bulletin No. 4--Public Relations Program for a Citizen Committee, 1950
Copies of Amendments Adopted Nov., 1962, 1962
Annual Report of the State Auditor, 1961
State Government, Action by the Legislatures, 1961
Annual Report of the Texas Youth Council to the Governor, 1961
Cases and Materials on Employees' Rights, Second Edition, Volume I
Texas Cases and Materials--Criminal Law and Administration
State Legislatures in American Politics
The Government and Politics of Texas, Second Edition
Constitutional Proposals Adopted by the Convention (Pennsylvania), 1967
Series of books [?] from Virginia Commission on Constitutional Government
Box
1995/037-90 House Journal, 60th Legislature, 1st Called Session, 1968
Texas Electric and Telephone Cooperatives, 1967
Public School Directory, Bulletin 677, 1968
Journal of Learning Disabilities, Volume 1, Number 1, 1968
Texas Rules of Civil Procedure, 1962
Rules of Procedure of the House of Representatives, 60th Legislature, 1966
The Handbook on Parole and Executive Clemency in Texas, 1967
Constitution of State of Texas, 1967
Directory of Texas City Officials, 1967
32nd Annual Report of Texas Civil Judicial Council, 1961
14 Proposed Constitutional Amendments Analyzed, 1968
6 Proposed Constitutional Amendments Analyzed, 1967
Constitution of State of Texas
Copy of Senate Bill No. 145
Analysis of Texas Legislative Council of submitted constitutional amendments, 1964
132 Resolutions introduced during 59th Legislature, 1965
16 Proposed Amendments to the Texas Constitution, 1966
Constitution of State of Texas (with 140 patches)
Model State Constitution, 6th edition, 1963
A Proposed Judicial Article for Oklahoma
Memo re: Constitutional Amendments at the General Election, November 8, 1966
Constitution of the State of Texas, 1968
Constitution of the State of Connecticut, 1966
A Modern Constitution for Pennsylvania, Inc., 1965
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1995/037-223 Preliminary Report of Governors Committee on Constutitional Revision and Governmental Reorganization, undated
Summary, 61st Legislature, Regular Session, 1969
Report of the Constitutional Convention Commission, Maryland, 1967
The Constitution of the State of Michigan, 1963
Constitution of the State of Connecticut, 1966
36th Annual Report of Texas Civil Judicial Council--Judicial Statistics, 1964
Proceedings of the Seminar on Constitutional Issues in Pennsylvania, undated
Biography of State Constitutional Revision of Pennsylvania, undated
Pennsylvania Constitutional Revision Handbook, 1966
Project Constitution Statement by the Pennsylvania Bar Association, undated
Proposals of the Pennsylvania Bar Association, undated
Constitution of Connecticut, undated
Proposed Constitution of the State of Maryland, undated
Ben Barnes Note Pads, undated

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Advisory Commission on Intergovernmental Relations files, 1965-1968,
2 cubic ft.

Types of records present include reports, news clippings, memoranda, news releases, and publications. Records date 1965-1968 and are records of Lieutenant Governor Ben Barnes as a member of the U.S. Advisory Commission on Intergovernmental Relations. Barnes was appointed to this commission by President Lyndon B. Johnson in 1965. The 26-member commission, established in 1959 by federal legislation, was a bipartisan body established to maintain continuing review of the relations among federal, state, and local governments. Its membership consists of governors, mayors, county officials, state legislators, representatives from both houses of Congress, the federal executive branch, and the general public. The commission has, in part, the responsibility to "encourage discussion and study at an early stage of emerging public problems that are likely to require intergovernmental cooperation" and to make proposals for improving federal-state-local relationships. The commission considered issues and problems related to, for example, industry, Medicaid, urbanization, and a wide range of tax issues.
Arrangement
Records are in no apparent order and remain in the order received.
Related Material
The following materials are offered as possible sources of further information on the agencies and subjects covered by the records. The listing is not exhaustive.
Texas State Archives
Texas Advisory Commission on Intergovernmental Relations, Records, 1971-1989, 29 cubic ft.
Preferred Citation
(Identify the item), Advisory Commission on Intergovernmental Relations files, Records of Ben F. Barnes, Texas Office of the Lieutenant Governor. Archives and Information Services Division, Texas State Library and Archives Commission.
Restrictions on Access
Because of the possibility that portions of these records fall under Public Information Act exceptions, an archivist must review these records before they can be accessed for research. The records may be requested for research under the provisions of the Public Information Act (V.T.C.A., Government Code, Chapter 552). The researcher may request an interview with an archivist or submit a request by mail, fax, or e-mail including enough description and detail about the information requested to enable the archivist to accurately identify and locate the information requested. If our review reveals information that may be excepted by the Public Information Act, we are obligated to seek an open records decision from the Attorney General on whether the records can be released. The Public Information Act allows the Archives ten working days after receiving a request to make this determination. The Attorney General has 45 working days to render a decision. Alternately, the Archives can inform you of the nature of the potentially excepted information and if you agree, that information can be redacted or removed and you can access the remainder of the records.
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.
Box
1995/037-228 (30-40-00)
Advisory Commission on Intergovernmental Relations, 1968
[3 folders and 3 books]
Box
1995/037-229 (30-40-00)
Advisory Commission on Intergovernmental Relations, 1968
[5 folders]

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House Interim Committee on Juvenile Crime and Delinquency files, 1969,
0.3 cubic ft.

Records present include statements, evidence (weapons in the form of crude knives and one icepick), news clippings, recommendations, photographs, and reports. Records are dated 1969 and reflect the work of the House Interim Committee on Juvenile Crime and Delinquency in its investigation of incidents of alleged mistreatment of inmates of the Gatesville State School. Since the interim committee was due to be dissolved by law before any investigation of abuse could be completed, members of the committee approached Ben Barnes as Speaker of the House with their recommendations for further investigation and correction of the situation at Gatesville State School.
Arrangement
Records are in no apparent order and remain in order as received except that weapons were removed for storage with other artifacts on-site at the Texas State Library and Archives.
Related Material
The following materials are offered as possible sources of further information on the agencies and subjects covered by the records. The listing is not exhaustive.
Texas State Archives
Texas Legislature, House of Representatives, Committee on Juvenile Crime and Delinquency, Minutes and witness affirmations [RESTRICTED], 1967-1971
Texas Youth Commission, Records, 1886-1892, 1902, 1932-1934, 1941-2001, undated (bulk 1949-1999), 56 cubic ft.
Preferred Citation
(Identify the item), House Interim Committee on Juvenile Crime and Delinquency files, Records of Ben F. Barnes, Texas Office of the Lieutenant Governor. Archives and Information Services Division, Texas State Library and Archives Commission.
Restrictions on Access
Because of the possibility that portions of these records fall under Public Information Act exceptions, an archivist must review these records before they can be accessed for research. The records may be requested for research under the provisions of the Public Information Act (V.T.C.A., Government Code, Chapter 552). The researcher may request an interview with an archivist or submit a request by mail, fax, or e-mail including enough description and detail about the information requested to enable the archivist to accurately identify and locate the information requested. If our review reveals information that may be excepted by the Public Information Act, we are obligated to seek an open records decision from the Attorney General on whether the records can be released. The Public Information Act allows the Archives ten working days after receiving a request to make this determination. The Attorney General has 45 working days to render a decision. Alternately, the Archives can inform you of the nature of the potentially excepted information and if you agree, that information can be redacted or removed and you can access the remainder of the records.
Restrictions on Use
Researchers are required to wear gloves provided by the Archives when reviewing photographic materials.
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.
Box
1995/037-223 Gatesville State School statements and evidence, 1969

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Bill files, 1961-1965,
10.5 cubic ft.

Types of records include copies of bills, legal briefs, news clippings, articles, interim reports, statements, resolutions, reports on bills passed, daily house calendars, daily reports, memoranda, press releases, and correspondence dating from 1961 to 1965. Records are bill-related files of Ben Barnes and date largely from his tenure as Speaker of the House of Representatives.
Arrangement
Overall arrangement of the records is by legislative session.
Preferred Citation
(Identify the item), Bill files, Records of Ben F. Barnes, Texas Office of the Lieutenant Governor. Archives and Information Services Division, Texas State Library and Archives Commission.
Restrictions on Access
Because of the possibility that portions of these records fall under Public Information Act exceptions, an archivist must review these records before they can be accessed for research. The records may be requested for research under the provisions of the Public Information Act (V.T.C.A., Government Code, Chapter 552). The researcher may request an interview with an archivist or submit a request by mail, fax, or e-mail including enough description and detail about the information requested to enable the archivist to accurately identify and locate the information requested. If our review reveals information that may be excepted by the Public Information Act, we are obligated to seek an open records decision from the Attorney General on whether the records can be released. The Public Information Act allows the Archives ten working days after receiving a request to make this determination. The Attorney General has 45 working days to render a decision. Alternately, the Archives can inform you of the nature of the potentially excepted information and if you agree, that information can be redacted or removed and you can access the remainder of the records.
In accordance with Texas Government Code, Chapter 306, Ben F. Barnes allowed public access to the communications between himself and his constituents on July 29, 2004.
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.
56th Legislature, 1959
Box
1995/037-188 Major legislation, 56th Legislature, Regular Session, 1959
57th Legislature, 1961
Box
1995/037-192 House Bills, 57th Legislature, 1961
Extent (1 folder)
Box
1995/037-193 House Bills, 57th Legislature, 1961
Extent (1 ringed binder)
Box
1995/037-208 57th Legislature, Third Called Session, 1961
57th Legislature, Regular Session, 1961
57th Legislature, First Called Session, 1961
Texas Research League, 1961
Newspaper Clippings, 1961
Pasadena Daily Citizen San Jacinto Souvenir Edition, 1961
Against Tuition increase, 1961
Miscellaneous letters, legislation, and information, 1962
Miscellaneous Senate and House Bills 1961-1962
Extent (3 folders)
Box
1995/037-209 Miscellaneous Senate and House Bills 1961-1962
Extent (2 folders)
The Texas Outlook, 1962
Publicity, 1961
H.B. 1115, 1961
Newspaper Clippings, 1961
Livestock and stock raising, 1961
Commerce and manufacturers, 1961
Liquor regulation, 1961
Penitentiaries, 1961
H.J.R. 69, 1961
H.B. 587, 1961
H.B. 720 (Education), 1961
H.B. 780, 1961
H.B. 829, 1961
Box
1995/037-210 House Bills 57th Legislature, 1961
Senate Bills 57th Legislature (Black Books), 1961
Box
1995/037-188 Major legislation, 57th Legislature, Regular Session, 1961
Major legislation, 57th Legislature, 1st Called Session, 1961
58th Legislature, 1963
Box
1995/037-209 Draft of Excise and Use Tax Bill, 1963
58th Legislature, Regular Session, 1963
Box
1995/037-187 Bill topic file, 1963
[1 bundle]
Bill topic file, 1964
[1 bundle]
Box
1995/037-188 Major legislation, 58th Legislature, Regular Session, 1963
59th Legislature, 1965
Box
1995/037-189 Daily House Calendar, February 8-May 28, 1965
Box
1995/037-190 House Daily Report, January 12-May 31, 1965
Box
1995/037-191 House Bill, 59th Legislature, 1965
Extent (4 folders)
Box
1995/037-192 House Bills, 59th Legislature, 1965
Extent (3 folders)
Senate Bills, 59th Legislature, 1965
Extent (2 folders)
Box
1995/037-193 Senate Bills, 59th Legislature, 1965
Extent (2 folders)
Miscellaneous Legislation 59th Legislature, 1965
Box
1995/037-209 59th Legislature, Regular Session, 1965
Box
1995/037-188 Major legislation, 59th Legislature, Regular Session, 1965

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Subject files, 1959-1971,
2.3 cubic ft.

Types of records present include reports, proposals, news clippings, schematic drawings of the capitol building, and a catalog of state services. Records date from 1959 to 1971 and are subject files of Ben Barnes. Topics addressed in these records vary widely and include plans for the creation of the Lyndon Baines Johnson (LBJ) State Park in Texas, schematic color-coded drawings of the state capitol building illustrating planned renovations, a report from the Natural Fibers Committee analyzing the potential of natural fibers in the commercial market, and a proposal regarding Hemisfair in San Antonio.
Arrangement
Records do not appear to be in any order and remain in the order received.
Preferred Citation
(Identify the item), Subject files, Records of Ben F. Barnes, Texas Office of the Lieutenant Governor. Archives and Information Services Division, Texas State Library and Archives Commission.
Restrictions on Access
Because of the possibility that portions of these records fall under Public Information Act exceptions, an archivist must review these records before they can be accessed for research. The records may be requested for research under the provisions of the Public Information Act (V.T.C.A., Government Code, Chapter 552). The researcher may request an interview with an archivist or submit a request by mail, fax, or e-mail including enough description and detail about the information requested to enable the archivist to accurately identify and locate the information requested. If our review reveals information that may be excepted by the Public Information Act, we are obligated to seek an open records decision from the Attorney General on whether the records can be released. The Public Information Act allows the Archives ten working days after receiving a request to make this determination. The Attorney General has 45 working days to render a decision. Alternately, the Archives can inform you of the nature of the potentially excepted information and if you agree, that information can be redacted or removed and you can access the remainder of the records.
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.
Box
1995/037-46 (80-40-05)
Miscellaneous material belonging to Tony Sanchez, 1969-1970
(40-10-02)
Executive budget book, 1972-1973
(10-10-04)
Everett McKinley Dirksen Library Fund, 1971
Box
1995/037-223 Resume of Josiah Wheat and James A. Blanton
A Proposal Regarding the Perpetuation of the Texas International Trade Center at Hemisfair '68, 1968
The Research Needs of Commercial Agriculture in Texas
Blueprint of Long-Range Capitol Building Renovation
Holiday Inns of America, Inc. Story
Parks and Wildlife Department, 1968-1969
State Department of Public Welfare, 1969
Texas Youth Council, 1968
Box
1995/037-224 Miscellaneous information and legislation
Money receipts for Speaker's Symposium on Language Disabilities, 1966
Texas Parade--Mr. Speaker: A Special Report, 1965
Speaker's Symposium on Language Disabilities, 1966
BB sent--Christmas card, 1970
Senate and House members, 62nd Legislature, 1970
Information on Texas Agriculture and the Texas Department of Agriculture--State Interim Committee, 1970
Senate Interim Committee on Agricultural Potential for the '70s, 1970
Manned Spacecraft Center Pass, Houston, Texas, 1965
Newspaper clipping, 1962
Texas Employees Public Association, 1968

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Election-related materials, 1968-1972,
2.6 cubic ft.

Records are lists of registered voters and general election results for a few Texas counties dating from 1968 to 1972. Records concern elections in which Texas Lieutenant Governor took part. Related materials may be found in the series Invitations and events files.
Arrangement
Lists of voters are in alphabetical order by county. Some election results are in order by precinct, then in alphabetical order within each precinct.
Preferred Citation
(Identify the item), Election-related materials, Records of Ben F. Barnes, Texas Office of the Lieutenant Governor. Archives and Information Services Division, Texas State Library and Archives Commission.
Restrictions on Access
Because of the possibility that portions of these records fall under Public Information Act exceptions, an archivist must review these records before they can be accessed for research. The records may be requested for research under the provisions of the Public Information Act (V.T.C.A., Government Code, Chapter 552). The researcher may request an interview with an archivist or submit a request by mail, fax, or e-mail including enough description and detail about the information requested to enable the archivist to accurately identify and locate the information requested. If our review reveals information that may be excepted by the Public Information Act, we are obligated to seek an open records decision from the Attorney General on whether the records can be released. The Public Information Act allows the Archives ten working days after receiving a request to make this determination. The Attorney General has 45 working days to render a decision. Alternately, the Archives can inform you of the nature of the potentially excepted information and if you agree, that information can be redacted or removed and you can access the remainder of the records.
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.
Box
1995/037-5 Primary election and general election, 1969
Primary election and general election, 1970
Ben Barnes election results, 1968-1970
[1 volume]
Box
1995/037-44 Voter registration list of Bexar County, 1968
Box
1995/037-45 General election, Bexar County, 1970
Box
1995/037-46 List of certified registered voters, Atascosa, Jim Wells, and LaSalle Counties, 1971
List of qualified voters in Webb and McMullen Counties, 1971
Proposed legislation (8 bills), 1971
Articles of the Constitution (3 items), 1971

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Books, 1943-1969 (bulk 1960-1969),
15.2 cubic ft.

Records are books such as House and Senate Journals, General and Special Laws, handbooks and directories, and various works of mostly non-fiction dating from 1943 to 1969 (bulk 1960-1969). These are books collected by Ben Barnes. Though most of these books appear to be somewhat related to legislative work, some vary widely in topic and do not appear to be related to Barnes' work in the legislature. Other books evidently date from his time in law school at the University of Texas.
Arrangement
Records do not appear to be in any order and remain in the order received.
Preferred Citation
(Identify the item), Books, Records of Ben F. Barnes, Texas Office of the Lieutenant Governor. Archives and Information Services Division, Texas State Library and Archives Commission.
Restrictions on Access
None.
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.
Box
1995/037-193 House Journal, 61st Legislature, Regular Session, 1969
Senate Journal, 61st Legislature--Regular Session, 1969
Box
1995/037-194 Texas Senate Journal, 56th Legislature, 1959
Texas House Journal, 57th Legislature, Regular Session, 1961
Texas House Journal, 57th Legislature, 1st, 2nd, 3rd Called Sessions, 1961
Texas Senate Journal, 57th Legislature, Regular Session, 1961
Box
1995/037-195 Texas House Journals, 57th Legislature, 1961
Extent (1 black bound book, 1 brown bound book, 1 ringed group, and 1 group with rubberband around them)
Box
1995/037-196 Texas Senate Journals, 57th Legislature, 1961
Extent (1 black bound book, 1 brown book, 1 ringed book)
Texas House Journal, 58th Legislature, Regular Session, Volume I, 1963
Texas House Journal, 58th Legislature, Regular Session, Volume II, 1963
Texas Senate Journal, 58th Legislature, Regular Session, 1963
Box
1995/037-197 Texas Legislative Manual 56th Legislature, 1959
Vernon's Texas Session Law Service, Volume #3, #4, #5, 57th Legislature, Regular Session, 1961
Constitutional Revisions, Volume II and III, 57th Legislature, 1960
Texas Board of Water Engineers, 57th Legislature, 1961
General Investigating Committee Report, 57th Legislature, Volume III, 1961
Texas Commission on Higher Education, 57th Legislature, 1961
Senate Journal, 59th Legislature, Regular Session, Volume I, 1965
Texas House Journal, 60th Legislature, Regular Session, Volume I, 1967
Parks and Wildlife Laws book, 1965
Box
1995/037-219 Water for Peace, Volumes 1-4
Box
1995/037-220 Water for Peace, Volumes 5-8
Box
1995/037-221 Wills and Administration (College Book), 1962
Texas Marital Rights
Injuries to Relations
Creditors Rights in Texas
Cases on Creditor's Remedies, Volume I
Cases on Creditors' Remedies, Volume II, Bankruptcy
Cases on Creditor's Remedies, Statutory Supplement
Cases on Creditors' Remedies, Volume I, Local Creditors' Remedies, 1961
Outline of Federal Practice
Texas Rules of Civil Procedure, 1961
Special Issue Submission in Texas
The Community Property Law of Texas (Revised Edition)
Box
1995/037-222 General and Special Laws, 59th Legislature, First Called Session, and 60th Legislature, Regular Session, Chapters 1-783, 1966-1967
Box
1995/037-230 General and Special Laws, 57th Legislature, Regular Session, and First and Second Called Sessions, 1961
House Journal, Volume 1 Regular Session, 57th Legislature, 1961
House Journal, Volume 1 Regular Session, 59th Legislature, 1965
Parks and Wildlife Department Book, 1960
15th Edition, Texas State Directory
Box
1995/037-231 College Handbook of Composition, 4th Edition
The Law of Free Enterprise
Simpson on Contracts
The American Nation
Cases on Corporations Second Edition
Cases and Materials on Property
Seavey and Hall - Cases on Agency
Black's Law Dictionary 4th Edition
Box
1995/037-232 American History before 1877
The Texas State Capitol
What I Know About Politics
Contemporary Drama--11 Plays
Speaker Blatt--His Challenges Were Greater
To Heal and to Build, The Programs of President Lyndon B. Johnson
Manual for Courts-Martial, United States, 1951
The Texas Law of Water Rights
The Five States of Texas, Texas' Most Complete Guide, 1961
Progress in Learning Disabilities, Volume 1
Cases on Evidence, Second Edition
General Appropriations by the 60th Legislature Senate Bill no. 15, 1967
Box
1995/037-46 Breaking the Poverty Cycle in Texas, 1969
Box
1995/037-89 Book from Long, For All Time To Come, undated
Committee on Criminal Jurisprudence, House of Representatives, 60th Session, 1966
Taylor's Encyclopedia of Government Officials: Federal and State, volume 1, 1967-1968
Agency: Walter Caven (college papers), undated
Effect of Implementation of Medical Education in Texas, by Task Force of the University of Texas, undated
Legislative Decision-Making: A Case Study of Reference Behavior, undated
The Potato and Its Wild Relatives, by Donovan S. Correll, undated
Outstanding Young Men of America, 1965
Handbook of Business Letters, by L. E. Frailey, undated
General Appropiration by the 59th Legislature, House Bill 12, 1965
Care of the Trauma Patient, by G. Tom Shires, MD, undated
Congressional Directory, 90th Congress, 1st Session, March 1967
27 Years a Mavrick, by Will S. James, undated
Texas Airport Directory, 1966
Box
1995/037-90 Beaumonter at Large, by Ben Woodhead, undated
Peru's Own Conquest, by Fernando Belaunde-Terry, undated
The Proclamation of Baha'u'llah to the Kings and Leaders of the World, undated
Peru, by R. J. Owens, undated
Awake Throughout the Land, by Dr. Kenneth D. Wells, undated
Labor and Politics in Peru, by James L. Payne, undated
Calendar Date Book by American Bar Association, 1969
Part 1A of Annual Report of the Comptroller of Public Accounts of State, 1961
My Life in Court, by Louis Nizer, undated
The Challenge and the Change, undated
Note paper--From the desk of Speaker Ben Barnes, undated
Newspaper clippings from Brownwood Bulletin, 1960
Take a Look at Brownwood, Texas, undated
Ben Barnes--State Representative District 73 (stationery), undated
Texas Aero Print (film), undated
Ben Barnes--State Representative--DeLeon, Texas (name cards), undated
Elect Ben Barnes for a Second Terms (cards to be handed out), undated
Box
1995/037-204 East Vs. West at Halftime (sketching), undated
Ben Barnes namecards (House of Representatives), undated
Water Improvement, undated
Brochure of Rep. Ben Barnes, undated
Editorial Praise of Representative Ben Barnes, undated
Stephenville Daily Empire, undated
House Resolution--Greg Barnes born, 1958
Salary Group Allocations, 1960
Bills and Information, 1960
Population of Counties, 1960
Miscellaneous correspondence, 1960-1961
Lists of Names for form letters, 1961
The Texas Observer, 1961
Speaker's Race, 1961
Redistricting, 1961
Bill Topic File, 1961
Governor's Message to 57th Legislature, 1st Called Session, 1961
Newspaper clippings, 1961
Sales tax, 1961
Box
1995/037-207 San Angelo College Info Supporting Request for 4 Year Status, undated
College Brochures, undated
Vernon's Texas Session Law Service--Current Legislative Summary, undated
Vernon's Texas Session Law Service, 57th Legislature, Laws Approved, April 10, 1961
32nd Annual Report of Texas Civil Judicial Council, undated
Questions and Answers to the New Limited Sales, Excise, and Use Tax, undated
Judicial Statistics, State of Texas, undated
Guide Book and Dixie Dictionary, undated
Brownwood Telephone Book, 1958
Brownwood Telephone Book, 1959
Roster, 56th Legislature, 1959
Committee Manual, 1959
Brownwood Telephone Book, 1960
Goldthwaite Telephone Book, 1960
Precinct Chairmen, 1960
Democratic Party Platform, 1960
Special Telephone Directory, Texas State Officials, 1961
Roster, 57th Legislature, 1961
Controlling State Travel Expense in Texas: Report to 57th Legislature, 1961
Texas Heritage, 1961
Interim Report of Special House Committee to Investigate Enforcement of Texas Escheat Laws Applicable to Banking Institution, 1961
Departments, Degree Programs, and Certificate Programs Authorized and Available as of September 1, 1961
Statutory Changer for Better Tax Administration, 57th Legislature, 1961
Report of Land Office Business, 1961
The Small Loan Business in Texas through 1961, 1961
Changes to Estimate of January 1, 1961 of General Revenue Fund Sumbitted by Robert S. Calvert, 1961
Telephone Directory for Special Session, 57th Legislature, 1961
The Texas Book, 57th Legislature and 87th Congress, 1961
Department of Public Safety, 1961
State Bar of Texas, 1961
Texas Juvenile Court Judges, 1961
Bills of Second Called Session, 57th Legislature, 1961
List of State Representatives, 1961
Highway Program, 1961
Telephone Directory for Special Session, 57th Legislature, 1962
Texas Unemployment Compensation Act, 1962
Texas Parade, January issue, 1962
Welfare Letters, 1965
National Conference of State Legislative Leaders, 1965
Speaker's Symposium on Language Disabilities, 1965
Box
1995/037-208 Letter to Governor and Members of Legislature from Mayor of Muzquiz, Coahuila, Mexico, undated
Texas Research League Bulletin, undated
A Concise Outline of Tuition in 19 State Supported Colleges, undated
Texas Automobile Insurance Rates, undated
Symposium of Economic and Agronomic Aspects of New Forms of Fertilizers and Techniques in their Application, undated
[2 books]
Sketching of Neil Caldwell, undated
56th Legislature, Regular Session, 1959
Department of Public Safety, 1960
Texas Turnpike Authority, 8th Annual Report, 1961
57th Legislature, Final Report, Regular Session, 1961

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Artifacts, 1962-1972, undated,
6.8 cubic ft.

Records consist of artifacts including such items as plaques, awards, certificates, mementos, proclamations, an ashtray, a paperweight, keys to the city, a weather gauge, thermometers, a Texas Rangers baseball, a charm, a pin, and a rattlesnake belt dating from 1962 to 1972 and undated. These are artifacts collected or otherwise received by Ben Barnes in his official capacity during his tenure in the Texas Legislature. Some items are dated, such as the proclamations for Ben Barnes Day, dated April, 15, 1967 and a plaque of appreciation from the Texas Public Employees Association, dated 1971. Most items, however, are not dated.
Arrangement
Most items are boxed or wrapped in tissue or brown paper. Artifacts do not appear to be arranged in any order and remain in the order received.
Preferred Citation
(Identify the item), Artifacts, Records of Ben F. Barnes, Texas Office of the Lieutenant Governor. Archives and Information Services Division, Texas State Library and Archives Commission.
Restrictions on Access
None.
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.
Box
1995/037-172 Official Badge Houston Livestock Rodeo, 1971
Steel Key- Southern Steel County San Antonio, June 1971
Wood Plaque from "The Taylor Jaycees" (Taylor, Texas), April 22, 1971
Wood Texas Map From "Texas Youth Conference", 1971
Par 3rd-Annual Golf Tournament, August 1, 1971
Honorary Burgermeister of Schulenburg, Texas, August 8, 1971
Wooden Plaque "In appreciation for your contribution to Agriculture" from Limestone County Farm Bureau, April 11, 1969
Texas Map in Wood from "Texas Association of Realtors" - Dallas, June 12, 1971
Alpha Pi Tau Certificate, February 1, 1969
Meet Your Lt. Governor Reception: Guest Book (2) El Campo, Texas, April 23, 1970
Box
1995/037-38 2 boxes of BB Newsletter 3 × 5 card file
2 boxes of MT/ST [Magnetic Tape/Selectric Typewriter] tapes (names and addresses of various lists in Box Two)
Envelope with rubber stamps (Xmas 1970)
MT/ST Log Book (Green Binder Type)
Green Card Record (Green Binder Type)
Box
1995/037-85 Honorary Member of Attorney General's Staff, New Mexico, July 28, 1965
Hall of Honor, Texas Legislature, East Texas Delegation, May 4, 1965
Distinguished Service Award, Vocational Homemaking Teachers of Texas, 1965
Appreciation for Service to 59th Legislature by State Bar of Texas, July 2, 1965
1 Share in State of New Mexico, July 27, 1965
Appreciation of Support [?] Aerospace Medical Mission, 1965
Ben Barnes Day in Portland, Texas, October 28, 1965
Honorary Citizen, McCaney, Texas, December 6, 1965
Honorary Member of Fort Worth Chamber of Commerce, May 1, 1965
Inauguration Memento, Lyndon B. Johnson, January 20, 1965
Guest Speaker, Rotary Club, Corpus Christi, January 13, 1966
Fort Worth Jaycees Young Men of Action, August 16, 1966
Lifetime Member of Presidents Club, Continental Air Lines, February 1966
Mercedes Chamber of Commerce, April 22, 1966
Outstanding Service Award, Distributive Education of Texas, 1967
Box
1995/037-86 Distinguished Service to Texas, Oak Cliff Lions, Dallas, 1967
Distinguished Service Award, Vocational Agri [?] Teachers Association, 1967
Alpine Chamber of Commerce Distinguished Service Award, Speaker, January 21, 1967
Special Effort, First Occupational Safety Law in Texas, August 3, 1967
Recognition Plaque, Texas Podiatry Association, 1967
Top O'Texas Certificate, 1968
Jacksboro Chamber of Commerce, 1968
T.I.A.D.A., 25th Anniversary, October 1969
Paper Weight, Women Marine Anniversary, 1968
Certificate of Appreciation Men's Club of Temple Beth Israel--Speaker
Certificate of Appreciation American Petroleum Institute--Victoria Chapter--Speaker
West Texan of the Month by West Texas Chamber of Commerce October Speaker
Drug Call to the Nation--Speaker
Silver Picture Frame
Distinguished Service as Speaker--Dallas Negro Chamber of Commerce
Brown Empty Plaque
Picture of Jim Kronzer
Box
1995/037-91 Proclamation for Ben Barnes Day, April 15, 1967, in Brown County, 1967
Extent (11 with frames)
Box
1999/037-92 Proclamation for Ben Barnes Day, April 15, 1967, in Brown County, 1967
Extent (3 in frames)
Sweetwater Rattlesnake Hats and Snakeskin Belt and Plastic Buckle
Texas Rangers Baseball and Gold stand
State Seal Ash Tray
Weatherama (Gauge)
Key to the City of El Paso--Given by Judson William--Speaker
Paper Weight
Box
1995/037-93 Gold Felt Vest from Amarillo Jaycees
Name Plaque, Speaker of the House
West Texas State University Thermometer
Certificate--Member of House, by Price Daniel, November 25, 1960
Plaque in Appreciation of Outstanding Service by the People of Brown County, 1968
Award of Appreciation--Heart Fund Chairman, 1970
Certificate of Membership from Erath County Sheriff's Posse, 1972
Honorary Member--Granbury Jaycees, 1972
Distinguished Service Award, Vocational Homemaking Teachers Association, 1963
In Appreciation for participation in Editors and Presidents informational Meeting, December 11, 1971, 1971
Boys Club of McAllen, 2-10-71, 1971
For Unselfish Service to Peace Officers Foundation Annual Police Bowl Game, 1972
Membership Plaque to Delta Nu Alpha, 1-6-72, 1972
In recognition of his Contribution to TCU/Fort Worth Business Week, 3-17-72, 1972
Key to City of Beaumont
Texas Lions Club (Silver Star pin)
Vocational Agriculture (FFA [Future Farmers of America] charm)
Honorary Chairman--Fort Worth, Southwestern Exposition and Fat Stock Show, 1971
Southwestern Exposition Fort Worth Fat Stock Show, Honorary Chairman, 1972
Box
1995/037-95 DSA Banquet Association [?], Amarillo Jaycees, Guest Speaker, 1968
Radio Spot Ad tapes, 1970
Certificate of Appreciation, Speaker, Highland Park Lions Club, September 29, 1970, 1970
Guest Speaker FOYT [?], United States Jaycees, 1971
March--American National Insurance Company, Galveston, 1972
White Rock given by Klaeger
Ben Barnes name plate, Speaker

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Miscellaneous, 1957-1970,
2 cubic ft.

Records consist of some of Ben Barnes' college and law school papers and various items that appear to be unrelated to Barnes' work in the Texas Legislature. Records date from 1957 to 1970.
Arrangement
These records are arranged in no apparent order.
Preferred Citation
(Identify the item), Miscellaneous, Records of Ben F. Barnes, Texas Office of the Lieutenant Governor. Archives and Information Services Division, Texas State Library and Archives Commission.
Restrictions on Access
Because of the possibility that portions of these records fall under Public Information Act exceptions, an archivist must review these records before they can be accessed for research. The records may be requested for research under the provisions of the Public Information Act (V.T.C.A., Government Code, Chapter 552). The researcher may request an interview with an archivist or submit a request by mail, fax, or e-mail including enough description and detail about the information requested to enable the archivist to accurately identify and locate the information requested. If our review reveals information that may be excepted by the Public Information Act, we are obligated to seek an open records decision from the Attorney General on whether the records can be released. The Public Information Act allows the Archives ten working days after receiving a request to make this determination. The Attorney General has 45 working days to render a decision. Alternately, the Archives can inform you of the nature of the potentially excepted information and if you agree, that information can be redacted or removed and you can access the remainder of the records.
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.
Box
1995/037-183 College school papers
[4 folders]
Box
1995/037-184 College school papers
Box
1995/037-206 College papers
[2 folders]
Box
1995/037-224 College papers
[2 folders]
Box
1995/037-46 Drivers Training Manual in Spanish, 1970

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