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Overview

Agency History

Scope and Contents of the Records

Organization of the Records

Restrictions

Index Terms

Related Material

Administrative Information

Description of Series

Commission meeting minutes, 1947-2006,

Commission meeting agenda, 1998-2000,

Speeches, between 1935 and 1937, 1936, 1944, 1947, 1991-1996, 1999, 1990s,

Administrative correspondence, 1918, 1964, 1979, 1984, 1991-1999, undated,

Veterans Housing Assistance Program files, 1983-1988,

Procedure guide, 1998,

Press releases, reports, and printed material, 1950-1953, 1958-1962, 1972, 1974, 1970s, 1985, 1994,

Texas State Library and Archives Commission

Texas Veterans Commission:

An Inventory of Veterans Commission Records at the Texas State Archives, 1918, between 1935 and 1937, 1936, 1944, 1947-2006



Overview

Creator: Texas Veterans Commission.
Title: Veterans Commission records
Dates: 1918, between 1935 and 1937, 1936, 1944, 1947-2006
Abstract: The Texas Veterans Commission is responsible for helping Texas veterans receive benefits to which they are entitled. Records are meeting minutes, meeting agenda, speeches, program files, a procedure guide, administrative correspondence, press releases, reports, and printed material, 1918, between 1935 and 1937, 1936, 1944, 1947-2006, of the Veterans Commission and its predecessors, the Texas Veterans Affairs Commission, Veterans' State Service Office, and State Service Office of Texas.
Quantity: 4.25 cubic ft.
Language: These materials are written in English.
Repository:

Agency History

The mission of the Texas Veterans Commission is to guarantee that Texas veterans and their families receive all rights and entitlements provided by law and that their needs are considered in pending legislation. This is done by providing information to the veteran population, by training veterans county service officers, and by providing claims counseling, development and representation, and outreach services to veterans and their families.

The commission is responsible for (1) compiling federal, state, and local laws enacted to benefit members of the armed forces, veterans, and their families and dependents; (2) collecting information relating to services and facilities available to veterans; (3) cooperating with veterans service agencies in the state; (4) informing members and veterans of the armed forces, their families and dependents, and military and civilian authorities about the existence or availability of educational training and retraining facilities; health, medical, rehabilitation, and housing services and facilities; employment and reemployment services; provisions of federal, state, and local law affording rights, privileges, and benefits to members and veterans of the armed forces and their families and dependents; and other similar, related, or appropriate matters; (5) assisting veterans and their families and dependents in presenting, proving, and establishing claims, privileges, rights, and benefits they may have under federal, state, or local law; (6) cooperating with all government and private agencies securing services or benefits to veterans and their families and dependents; (7) investigating, and if possible correcting, abuses or exploitation of veterans or their families or dependents, and recommending necessary legislation for full correction; (8) coordinating the services and activities of state departments and divisions having services and resources affecting veterans or their families or dependents; and (9) providing training and certification of veterans county service officers and assistant veterans county service officers in accordance with Texas Government Code, Section 434.038.

The Office of the State Service Officer was established in 1927 (House Bill 551, 40th Legislature, Regular Session) under the direction of the Adjutant General's Department. The State Service Office was created to assist Texas residents who had served in military or naval forces in World War I as well as their families in order to help them receive federal benefits, and to aid the United States government in defeating unjust claims for benefits. In 1937 the office was renamed the Veterans' State Service Office (VSSO), gaining several assistant veterans state service officers and extending the aid to Texas residents who served in any United States armed force or nurses corps in any war or peacetime enlistment (House Bill 321, 45th Legislature, Regular Session). The Veterans Affairs Commission was created in 1947 as a separate state agency, taking over the duties of the VSSO in order to care for the large increase in Texas' veteran population resulting from World War II and other wars in which Texas residents participated (House Bill 18, 50th Legislature, Regular Session). In 1985 the agency was renamed the Texas Veterans Commission.

The Texas Veterans Commission was given greater responsibility for training and certifying veterans county service officers in 1989 (Senate Bill 252, 71st Legislature, Regular Session). Temporary duties of studying the feasibility and need for state residential facilities for disabled veterans were added in 1995 (House Bill 340, 74th Legislature, Regular Session) and for state veterans cemeteries in 1979 (House Concurrent Resolution 91, 66th Legislature, Regular Session) and 1997 (Senate Bill 1202, 75th Legislature, Regular Session). In 2005 House Bill 2604 (79th Texas Legislature Regular Session) transferred the Veterans Employment Service from the Texas Workforce Commission to the TVC. This transfer added the Disabled Veterans Outreach Program (DVOP) and the Local Veterans Employment Representative (LVER) program to the TVC’s responsibilities for veterans’ assistance.

The commission was originally composed of five members. A sixth member was added in 1981 after sunset review of the agency (Senate Bill 298, 67th Legislature, Regular Session) and taken away in 2003 to comply with the changes made to Section 30a, Article XVI, Texas Constitution (House Bill 2769, 78th Legislature, Regular Session). The five members are appointed by the governor with the advice and consent of the senate for staggered six-year terms. Each must be a citizen and resident of Texas; at least three must be honorably discharged or released from active United States military service; and at least one must be classified as a disabled veteran. (Originally, all five members had to have military service and three of the five members had to have separated from the military as enlisted men.) A person with a less than honorable discharge from military service is not eligible for appointment to the commission. Individuals registered as lobbyists for veteran affairs cannot serve on the commission or as general counsel to the commission. The commission appoints an executive director to administer its policies.

In August 2004 the Veterans Commission had approximately 87 full-time equivalent employees in three programs (Claims Assistance, Central Administration, and Marketing) at agency headquarters in Austin, regional offices in Waco and Houston, and 28 field and hospital offices.

(Sources include: appraisal report completed by State Archives staff, January 1999, with June 2000 addendum; Texas Government Code, Chapter 434 online (accessed July 2006); the TVC website at http://www.tvc.state.tx.us (accessed July 2006); the TVC's 2005 self-evaluation report on the Sunset Commission website (accessed July 2006); and the Guide to Texas State Agencies, 11th ed. (2001).)

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Scope and Contents of the Records

The Texas Veterans Commission is responsible for helping Texas veterans receive benefits to which they are entitled. Records are meeting minutes, meeting agenda, speeches, program files, a procedure guide, administrative correspondence, press releases, reports, and printed material, dating 1918, between 1935 and 1937, 1936, 1944, 1947-2006, of the Veterans Commission and its predecessors, the Texas Veterans Affairs Commission, Veterans' State Service Office, and the State Service Office. The records provide information on how the commission fulfills its mission of assisting Texas veterans. Commission meeting minutes document the commission's actions and decisions at its open meetings from its organizational meeting in August 1947 to the present. Commission meeting agenda announce open meetings of the commission and the subjects to be covered during these meetings. Speeches dating back to the existence of the State Service Office publicize the agency's mission through contact with veterans' organizations. Administrative correspondence is created in the process of cooperating with other agencies and organizations in providing programs and services to veterans and their families. The Veterans Housing Assistance Program files provide guidance on the certification of veterans for participation in the Veterans Housing Assistance and Veterans Home Improvement programs and document the coordination of services between the Veterans Commission and Veterans Land Board. The procedure guide explains rules, policies, and procedures for reference by employees, including those working at government hospitals and institutions. Press releases, reports, and printed material publicize information about benefits available to veterans and their families. Subjects covered by the records include cooperation with veterans organizations, coordination with the federal Veterans Administration, federal and state legislation affecting veterans, office locations, personnel issues, the Orphan and Dependent Children's Program and State Hospitals Program, assisting veterans in prison, training of veterans county service officers, Agent Orange programs, the veterans housing programs of the Veterans Land Board, the need for state veterans homes and national and state-owned veterans cemeteries in Texas, programs serving homeless veterans, and the Hazlewood Act providing veterans with financial assistance for higher education.

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Organization of the Records

These records are organized into seven series (six as received from TVC in accordance with its retention schedule, the seventh composed of materials received from the Legislative Reference Library):
Commission meeting minutes, 1947-2006, 2.75 cubic ft.
Commission meeting agenda, 1998-2000, fractional
Speeches, [between 1935 and 1937], 1936, 1944, 1947, 1991-1996, 1999, 1990s, 0.2 cubic ft.
Administrative correspondence, 1918, 1964, 1979, 1984, 1991-1999, 0.3 cubic ft.
Veterans Housing Assistance Program files, 1983-1988, 0.75 cubic ft.
Procedure guide, 1998, fractional
Press releases, reports, and printed material, 1950-1953, 1958-1962, 1972, 1974, 1970s, 1985, 1994, 0.25 cubic ft.

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Restrictions

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.

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Index Terms

The terms listed here were used to catalog the records. The terms can be used to find similar or related records.
Corporate Names:
Texas. Veterans Affairs Commission.
Texas. Adjutant General's Dept. Office of the State Service Officer.
Texas. Adjutant General's Dept. Veterans' State Service Office.
Subjects:
Veterans--Texas.
Veterans' hospitals--Texas.
Veterans--Services for--Texas.
Veterans--Medical care--Texas.
Cemeteries--Texas.
Agent Orange.
Document Types:
Minutes--Texas--Veterans--1947-2006.
Guidelines--Texas--Veterans--1984-1988, 1998.
Agenda--Texas--Veterans--1998-2000.
Speeches--Texas--Veterans--between 1935 and 1937, 1936, 1944, 1947, 1991-1996, 1999, 1990s.
Correspondence--Texas--Veterans--1979, 1983-1986, 1991-1999.
Press releases--Texas--Veterans--1950-1994.
Reports--Texas--Veterans--1918, 1950-1994.
Functions:
Assisting veterans.

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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
Texas Legislature, House of Representatives, Committee on Military and Veterans Affairs, Minutes and witness affirmations, 1953-1971.
Texas Department of Health, Bureau of Disease Control and Epidemiology, Texas Veterans Agent Orange Assistance Program, Records, 1966-1969, 1981-1986, 8 cubic ft.

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Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

(Identify the item and cite the series), Texas Veterans Commission records. Archives and Information Services Division, Texas State Library and Archives Commission.

Accession Information

Accession numbers: 1999/052, 1999/053, 1999/167, 2000/062, 2000/167, 2001/074, 2002/026, 2003/022, 2003/025, 2003/196, 2004/043, 2005/039, 2006/069, 2006/380

These records were transferred to the Archives and Information Services Division of the Texas State Library and Archives Commission by the Texas Veterans Commission on November 10 and 16, 1998; June 14-15, 1999; November 2, 1999; July 11 and 31, 2000; October 23, 2000; September 20, 2001; October 8, 2002; August 12, 2003; October 22, 2003; October 21, 2004; November 10, 2005; and by the Texas Legislative Reference Library on October 9, 2002 and June 28, 2006.

Processing Information

Tonia J. Wood, March 1999, June 1999, August 2000, December 2000, September 2001, October 2002, October 2003, July 2006

Accruals

Minutes are received from the agency after approval at the subsequent commission meeting.

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Detailed Description of the Records

 

Commission meeting minutes, 1947-2006,
2.75 cubic ft.

These minutes document the Texas Veterans Commission's actions and decisions at its open meetings. Records are minutes, including attachments, for meetings of the Texas Veterans Commission (TVC) and its predecessor Texas Veterans Affairs Commission (VAC) dating August 1947 to 2006. Attachments consist of financial statements, appropriations requests, property inventories, legislative history, lists of veterans county services officers, transcripts, conference programs, agenda, resolutions, memorials, greetings, summary of proposed legislation, copy of a proposed bill, proposed rules and forms, a request for proposal, and consultants' studies on state veterans homes and state veterans cemeteries. Minutes list attendees and location of meetings, mention commission approval of financial reports and election of officers, summarize the activity reports presented to the commission by staff of the TVC and VAC, summarize commissioners' comments and decisions and visitors' statements, and note the beginning and ending of executive sessions of the commission. Subjects discussed include cooperation with veterans organizations, coordination with the federal Veterans Administration, federal and state legislation affecting veterans, VAC/TVC office locations, personnel issues, the Orphan and Dependent Children's Program and State Hospitals Program, assisting veterans in prison, training of veterans county service officers, Agent Orange, the veterans housing programs of the Veterans Land Board, the need for state veterans homes and national and state-owned veterans cemeteries in Texas, transfer of the Veterans Employment Service program from the Texas Workforce Commission to TVC, and participation in the National Association of State Directors of Veterans Affairs. Agenda are rarely included with these minutes.
Arrangement
Arrangement is chronological as maintained by and received from the agency.
Preferred Citation
(Identify the item), Commission meeting minutes, Texas Veterans Commission records. Archives and Information Services Division, Texas State Library and Archives Commission.
Accession Information
Accession numbers: 1999/052, 1999/167, 2000/062, 2001/074, 2002/026, 2003/022, 2003/025, 2004/043, 2005/039, 2006/069, 2006/380
These records were transferred to the Archives and Information Services Division of the Texas State Library and Archives Commission by the Texas Veterans Commission on November 10, 1998; June 14-15, 1999; November 2, 1999; October 23, 2000; September 20, 2001; October 8, 2002; October 22, 2003; October 21, 2004; November 10, 2005; and by the Texas Legislative Reference Library on October 9, 2002 and June 28, 2006.
Processed by
Tonia J. Wood, March 1999, June 1999, August 2000, December 2000, September 2001, October 2002, October 2003, July 2006
Texas Veterans Affairs Commission
Box
1999/167-1 Commission meeting minutes:
August 26-27, 1947
October 5-7, 1947
December 7, 1947
January 11-12, 1948
[2 folders]
April 10, 1948
September 11, 1948
October 31, November 12, December 12, 1948
January 23-25, 1949
April 2, 23-24, 1949
July 9-10, 1949
July 30, August 5 and 7, September 24, 1949
November 6, December 5-6, 1949
January 12, 1950
March 25-26, 1950
June 17-18, 1950
September 7-10, 1950
December 3-4, 1950
February 10-11, 1951
July 15, 1951
August 19, 1951
September 22-23, 1951
November 4, 1951
January 26, 1952
May 17-18, 1952
August 17, 1952
November 17-18, 1952
February 8, 1953
May 3, 1953
August 1, December 7, 1953
February 28, 1954
May 16, August 15, 1954
November 6-7, December 6, 1954
April 16, June 11-12, 1955
September 11, October 24, 1955
January 29, May 6, June 30, 1956
October 28-29, 1956
January 27, May 19, 1957
July 28, 1957
September 30, 1957
November 17-18, December 8, 1957
March 23, 1958
August 3, 1958
September 22, 1958
March 5, 1959
April 20, July 19, 1959
November 29, 1959
February 28, 1960
March 28, 1960
June 26, 1960
September 26, 1960
January 11, 1961
April 23, 1961
June 30-July 1, 1961
November 4-5, 1961
Box
1999/167-2 February 3-4, 1962
March 24-25, 1962
July 28-29, 1962
September 17, 1962
December 13, 1962
February 13-14, 1963
June 8-9, 1963
August 10, 1963
September 16, 1963
February 16, 1964
May 10, 1964
July 25-26, 1964
September 7-8, 1964
January 31, 1965
May 4, 1965
June 26, 1965
September 20-21, 1965
January 23, 1966
April 2, 1966
July 23, 1966
September 12, 1966
January 26, 1967
May 27-28, 1967
July 29-30, 1967
September 11, 1967
February 3-4, 1968
May 25-26, 1968
August 10-11, 1968
September 23, 1968
February 2, 1969
May 24, 1969
August 2-3, 1969
September 8, 1969
February 8, 1970
May 9, 1970
July 25, 1970
October 5, 1970
January 30, 1971
May 15, 1971
July 24, 1971
September 20, 1971
February 27, 1972
May 28, 1972
July 15, 1972
September 11, 1972
December 10, 1972
May 20, 1973
August 12, 1973
September 10, 1973
December 9, 1973
Box
1999/167-3 May 18, 1974
July 19, 1974
September 9, 1974
February 9, 1975
May 3, 1975
July 19, 1975
September 8, 1975
December 7, 1975
May 9, 1976
July 24, 1976
September 13, 1976
January 30, 1977
May 29, 1977
July 16, 1977
September 19, 1977
February 11, 1978
May 20, 1978
July 22, 1978
October 10, 1978
January 26, 1979
May 19, 1979
August 5, 1979
September 17, 1979
January 25, 1980
April 17, 1980
July 18, 1980
October 21, 1980
December 18, 1980
May 28-29, 1981
July 23, 1981
October 19, 1981
December 16, 1981
April 28, 1982
July 17, 1982
October 19, 1982
December 9, 1982
April 22, 1983
June 24, 1983
October 18, 1983
December 9, 1983
May 4, 1984
June 22, 1984
October 23, 1984
December 14, 1984
April 19, 1985
June 7, 1985
Texas Veterans Commission
Box
1999/167-4 Commission meeting minutes:
October 3, 1985
January 17, 1986
April 3, 1986
August 5, 1986
October 17, 1986
December 12, 1986
April 17, 1987
July 24, 1987
October 23, 1987
December 11, 1987
March 18, 1988
July 22, 1988
October 28, 1988
January 25, 1989
May 4, 1989
July 21, 1989
December 8, 1989
February 9, 1990
May 18, 1990
July 13, 1990
September 18, 1990
December 7, 1990
May 10, 1991
July 10, 1991
October 11, 1991
January 24, 1992
May 15, 1992
July 24, 1992
October 29, 1992
January 22, 1993
May 7, 1993
July 30, 1993
November 19, 1993
February 11, 1994
May 27, 1994
August 5, 1994
November 18, 1994
January 20, 1995
May 12, 1995
August 11, 1995
November 17, 1995
Box
1999/167-5 February 23, 1996
April 26, 1996
June 26, 1996
August 2, 1996
November 1, 1996
February 21, 1997
May 23, 1997
August 27, 1997
November 21, 1997
February 20, 1998
May 20, 1998
July 15, 1998
August 5, 1998
August 19, 1998
August 27, 1998
September 17, 1998
November 6, 1998
November 16, 1998
January 21, 1999
April 22, 1999
July 22, 1999
October 28, 1999
January 20, 2000
May 18, 2000
June 5 and 29, 2000
July 17, 2000
July 27, 2000
October 19, 2000
January 11, 2001
April 19, 2001
July 19, 2001
September 13, 2001
December 13, 2001
April 3, 2002
May 9, 2002
June 18 and July 10, 2002
August 1, 2002
October 3, 2002
January 15, 2003
May 15, 2003
July 31, 2003
October 14, 2003
Box
2004/043 January 20, 2004
May 20, 2004
July 29, 2004
October 19, 2004
January 27, 2005
April 14, 2005
August 4, 2005
October 27, 2005
January 26, 2006

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Commission meeting agenda, 1998-2000,
fractional

Texas Veterans Commission meeting agenda announce open meetings of the commission and the subjects to be covered during these meetings. These records are agenda, November 1998-July 2000, listing date, time, and topics to be covered at meetings of the Veterans Commission.
Arrangement
Agenda are arranged in reverse chronological order as maintained by and received from the agency.
Preferred Citation
(Identify the item), Commission meeting agenda, Texas Veterans Commission records. Archives and Information Services Division, Texas State Library and Archives Commission.
Accession Information
Accession number: 2000/167
These records were transferred to the Archives and Information Services Division of the Texas State Library and Archives Commission by the Texas Veterans Commission on July 11, 2000.
Processed by
Tonia J. Wood, August 2000
Box
2000/167 Commission meeting agenda, November 1998-July 2000

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Speeches, between 1935 and 1937, 1936, 1944, 1947, 1991-1996, 1999, 1990s,
0.2 cubic ft.

Speeches address benefits available and the services offered by the Texas Veterans Commission to veterans, and summarize activities and responsibilities of the agency. These records are speeches, dating between 1935 and 1937, 1936, 1944, 1947, 1991-1996, 1999, and two undated speeches most likely from the 1990s, by the executive director or members of the Texas Veterans Commission and their predecessors, including the head of the Veterans Affairs Commission, the director of the Veterans' State Service Office, and the State Service Officer. Speeches were presented at American Legion, Veterans of Foreign Wars, and AMVETS conventions; openings of U.S. Veterans Administration outpatient clinics; Memorial Day ceremonies; veterans county service officer meetings; and over the radio under sponsorship of American Legion posts. One speech was given at a San Antonio veterans' job fair during the time of base closures in the early 1990s.
Arrangement
The older speeches are arranged in chronological order as maintained by and received from the agency; speeches beginning in the 1990s are generally arranged in reverse chronological order as maintained by and received from the agency.
Preferred Citation
(Identify the item), Speeches, Texas Veterans Commission records. Archives and Information Services Division, Texas State Library and Archives Commission.
Accession Information
Accession number: 2000/167
These records were transferred to the Archives and Information Services Division of the Texas State Library and Archives Commission by the Texas Veterans Commission on July 11, 2000
Processed by
Tonia J. Wood, August 2000
Box
2000/167 The State Service Office of Texas, between 1935 and 1937
Address, American Legion Post, Silsbee, Texas, April 20, 1936
Radio broadcast, Station KRIS, Corpus Christi, Texas, July 1, 1944
Department Convention, American Legion, Fort Worth, Texas, August 15-17, 1944
Re: the creation of the Veterans Affairs Commission, October 29, 1947
VFW [Veterans of Foreign Wars] convention, 1999
Ex-POW's [prisoners of war] speech, February 8, 1996
American Legion state convention, July 15, 1995
Dedication of Wichita Falls outpatient clinic, June 15, 1995
National Veterans County Service Officers Association annual conference, June 12, 1995
American Legion State Convention, July 16, 1994
VFW state convention, June 23, 1994
Victoria VA [U.S. Veterans Administration] outpatient clinic press conference, September 1, 1993
American Legion State Convention, July 17, 1993
American Legion 9th District convention, April 18, 1993
Texas Veterans Commission annual conference [for veterans county service officers], September 1, 1992
American Legion state convention, July 18, 1992
Jim Lemley retirement dinner, [199-?]
Memorial Day, 1992
Veterans of Foreign Wars convention, June 25, 1992
AMVETS meeting, October 19, 1991
Veterans Job Fair '93, March 10[?], 1993
Lubbock VA outpatient clinic, 1990s

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Administrative correspondence, 1918, 1964, 1979, 1984, 1991-1999, undated,
0.3 cubic ft.

Administrative correspondence is created in the process of the Texas Veterans Commission cooperating with other agencies and organizations in providing programs and services to veterans and their families. These records are administrative correspondence, along with a directory, reports, press releases, clippings, Attorney General opinions, memoranda, legislation, copies of statutes, and lists contained in subject files, 1918, 1964, 1979, 1984, 1991-1999, undated, of the Texas Veterans Commission. The files provide information on Texas National Guard units not federalized in World War I, programs serving homeless veterans, Agent Orange programs, the Hazlewood Act providing veterans with financial assistance for higher education, and cooperation with the Texas Veterans Land Board. Correspondents include veterans organizations, federal agencies, state agencies including the Adjutant General's Department, and veterans.
Arrangement
Files are arranged by subject, then in somewhat reverse chronological order, as maintained by and received from the agency.
Preferred Citation
(Identify the item), Administrative correspondence, Texas Veterans Commission records. Archives and Information Services Division, Texas State Library and Archives Commission.
Accession Information
Accession numbers: 2000/167, 2003/196
These records were transferred to the Archives and Information Services Division of the Texas State Library and Archives Commission by the Texas Veterans Commission on July 11 and 31, 2000 and August 12, 2003.
Processed by
Tonia J. Wood, August 2000, October 2003
Box
2000/167 Homeless veterans, 1994-1996, 1999
Texas Veterans Land Board, 1984, 1991
Agent Orange, 1979, 1992-1994, 1996, 1999
Hazlewood Act:
Joe Jackson, 1997-1998
1997
1996
1995
1992-1993
Box
2003/196-1 Texas National Guard units which were not federalized during World War I, 1918, 1964, undated

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Veterans Housing Assistance Program files, 1983-1988,
0.75 cubic ft.

The Texas Veterans Commission's Veterans Housing Assistance Program files provide guidance on the certification of veterans for participation in the Veterans Housing Assistance and Veterans Home Improvement programs and document the coordination of services between the Veterans Commission and Veterans Land Board. Correspondence, memos, copies of legislative bills and resolutions, fiscal notes, news releases, copies of program guidelines, clippings, and photographic material, 1983-1988, comprise files concerning the Texas Veterans Commission's participation in the Veterans Housing Assistance Program of the Texas Veterans Land Board. One of the duties of the Texas Veterans Commission is to cooperate with all government and private agencies in securing services or benefits to veterans, their families and dependents. The Veterans Commission assists the Veterans Land Board by certifying veterans as qualified for Veterans Housing Assistance and Home Improvement loans (V.T.C.A., Natural Resources Code, Section 162.003(a)(2)). The Veterans Housing Assistance Program began in 1983 under the auspices of the Veterans Land Board, and the Home Improvement Program was added in 1986.
Organization/Arrangement
These records are arranged somewhat chronologically within each file as received from the agency.
Preferred Citation
(Identify the item), Veterans Housing Assistance Program files, Texas Veterans Commission records. Archives and Information Services Division, Texas State Library and Archives Commission.
Accession Information
Accession number: 2003/196
These records were transferred to the Archives and Information Services Division of the Texas State Library and Archives Commission by the Texas Veterans Commission on August 12, 2003.
Processed by
Tonia J. Wood, October 2003
Box
2003/196-1 Veterans Housing Assistance Program, 1983-1984
VLB [Veterans Land Board] VHAP [Veterans Housing Assistance Program] legislation and guidelines, 1983-1986
Guidelines, series 84 and 84A, 1984-1986
[removed from binder; Folder 1 of 3]
Box
2003/196-2 Guidelines, series 84 and 84A, 1984-1986
[removed from binder; Folders 2-3 of 3 ]
Guidelines, series 84B, 1984-1988
[removed from binder; 2 folders]

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Procedure guide, 1998,
fractional

The procedure guide details policies and procedures for staff to follow in carrying out the mandate of the Texas Veterans Commission to assist veterans. The record is a procedure guide, revised in June 1998, for employees of the Texas Veterans Commission. Information is included on administrative procedures, operations, and job classifications. Appendices contain operating procedures for commission staff working with veterans at U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs hospitals, military hospitals, state hospitals, state schools, and field offices.
Arrangement
Arrangement is topical as maintained by and received from the agency.
Preferred Citation
(Identify the item), Procedure guide, Texas Veterans Commission records. Archives and Information Services Division, Texas State Library and Archives Commission.
Accession Information
Accession number: 1999/053
These records were transferred to the Archives and Information Services Division of the Texas State Library and Archives Commission by the Texas Veterans Commission on November 16, 1998.
Processed by
Tonia J. Wood, March 1999
Box
1999/167-5 Procedure guide, 1998

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Press releases, reports, and printed material, 1950-1953, 1958-1962, 1972, 1974, 1970s, 1985, 1994,
0.25 cubic ft.

The Veterans Commission is responsible for informing members and veterans of the armed forces, their families and dependents, and military and civilian authorities about the existence or availability of benefits to assist veterans and their families. Records are press releases, reports, and printed material, 1950-1953, 1958-1962, 1972, 1974, 1970s, 1985, 1994, prepared by the Texas Veterans Commission and its predecessor, the Texas Veterans Affairs Commission. Press releases, 1970s and 1985, provide notice of commission meetings, events sponsored by the Disabled American Veterans and Veterans of Foreign Wars, and scholarship fund recipients. Brochures, 1994 and prior to 1985, and printed booklets, 1950-1960, provide information on benefits and regulations covering veterans and their dependents. Reports list the amount of benefits distributed monthly to each Texas county, covering a number of months between December 1958-January 1962.
Arrangement
These records are arranged by State Archives staff by type of material, then in reverse chronological order.
Preferred Citation
(Identify the item), Press releases, reports, and printed material, Texas Veterans Commission records. Archives and Information Services Division, Texas State Library and Archives Commission.
Accession Information
Accession number: 2003/025
These records were transferred to the Archives and Information Services Division of the Texas State Library and Archives Commission by the Texas Legislative Reference Library on October 9, 2002.
Processed by
Tonia J. Wood, October 2002
Box
2003/025 Brochures, 1994, before 1985
Press releases, 1985, 1974, 1970s, 1972
Monthly report on monetary benefits to counties, January 1962-April 1961, November, April-January 1960, November, August, February 1959, December 1958
Printed booklets:
Regulations governing discharge from the armed forces, April 1960
Helpful suggestions on all types of government insurance, May 1959
Reference charts for service officers, May 1958
Public Law 23, Servicemen's Indemnity Act and Insurance Act of 1951, May 1953
NSLI 1951 special dividend schedule, 1951
Federal employees' compensation benefits for reservists and dependents, April 16, 1951
Supplement with additions to Service Facts, February 20, 1951
Service Facts September 1, 1950
Veterans Administration benefits for Korean veterans, after June 26, 1950

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