Texas State Library and Archives Commission

Texas Governor's Mansion:

An Inventory of the Texas Governor's Mansion Collection at the Texas State Archives, 1836-1984



Overview

Title: Texas Governor's Mansion collection
Dates: 1836-1984
Abstract: The Texas Governor's Mansion collection comprises the research materials assembled by Jean Houston Daniel, Price Daniel, and Dorothy Blodgett over more than two and a half decades (about 1957-1983), which ultimately resulted in the book they co-authored. Records are correspondence, interviews, research notes, newspaper and magazine clippings, printed materials, minutes, reports, audio cassette tapes, resource photographs, and architectural plans and drawings, dating from 1836 to 1984, all relating to the Texas Governor's Mansion and its occupants.
Quantity: 14.43 cubic ft.
Language: These materials are written in English.
Repository: Texas State Archives

Collection History

The Texas Governor's Mansion, the fourth oldest governor's residence in the United States, was completed in 1856. One hundred years later, Price Daniel was elected governor of Texas. The new first lady, Jean Houston Daniel (great-great-grandaughter of Sam Houston), began gathering research for a major book on the history of the mansion. In 1960, she published a 14-page pamphlet entitled The Governor's Mansion of Texas. In February 1961, with the help of her assistant Marie Shultz, she published Inventory of Furnishings of Historic Interest in the Governor's Mansion, revised in February and again in December 1962. Accompanying her interest in the house and its contents was a fascination for the mansion's occupants, reflected in her ongoing interest in assembling mementos from each of the gubernatorial families that had occupied the mansion. Mrs. Dorothy Blodgett, a professional writer and former member of the University of Texas at Austin journalism faculty, had assisted in the Daniels' research in the 1960s. In 1973, after a brief hiatus, Mrs. Daniel re-enlisted the talents of Mrs. Blodgett in the mansion history project. In 1984, the Daniels and Mrs. Blodgett produced the final product of this research, The Texas Governor's Mansion: A History of the House and Its Occupants (published by the Texas State Library and Archives Commission and the Sam Houston Regional Library and Research Center).


Scope and Contents of the Collection

The Texas Governor's Mansion Collection comprises the research materials assembled by Jean Houston Daniel, Price Daniel, and Dorothy Blodgett over more than two and a half decades (about 1957-1983), which ultimately resulted in the book they co-authored. The collection contains correspondence, interviews, research notes, newspaper and magazine clippings, printed materials, minutes, reports, audio cassette tapes, resource photographs, and architectural plans and drawings, dating from 1836 to 1984, all relating to the Texas Governor's Mansion and its occupants. Materials include copies of records from agencies responsible for the care of the mansion, including the Board of Mansion Supervisors, Texas Fine Arts Commission, and Commission on the Arts and Humanities.


 

Organization of the Collection

The collection is organized into five series:
General resource material, 1836-1984, 2.49 cubic ft.
Governors resource material, 1853-1983, 6.36 cubic ft.
Resource material relating to advisory bodies, 1931-1983, 1.53 cubic ft.
Architectural plans and drawings, 1856-1980, 2.38 cubic ft.
Resource photos, 1870-1983, 1.47 cubic ft.

Restrictions

Restrictions on Access

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

Restrictions on Use

Under the Copyright Law of 1976 as amended in 1998, unpublished manuscripts are protected at a minimum through December 31, 2002 or 70 years after the author's death. The term of copyright for published material varies. Researchers are responsible for complying with the Copyright Law.

Copies of photographs from the collections of other repositories, such as the Austin/Travis County Collection of the Austin History Center, are included here for study purposes. Any researcher who desires a reproduction of an image should directly contact the repository cited as the source.

Technical Requirements

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


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:
Daniel, Price.
Daniel, Jean Houston.
Blodgett, Dorothy.
Corporate Names:
Texas Governor's Mansion (Austin, Tex.)
Texas Fine Arts Commission.
Texas. Board of Mansion Supervisors.
Texas Commission on the Arts and Humanities.
Subjects:
Texas Governor's Mansion (Austin, Tex.)
Governors--Texas.
Governors' spouses--Texas.
Governors--Texas--Children.
Document Types:
Correspondence--Texas--Governors--1836-1984.
Clippings--Texas--Governors--1836-1984.
Interviews--Texas--Governors--1836-1984.
Publications--Texas--Governors--1836-1984.
Minutes--Texas--Governors--1836-1984.
Reports--Texas--Governors--1836-1984.
Audio cassettes--Texas--Governors--1836-1984.
Photographs--Texas--Governors--1836-1984.
Architectural drawings--Texas--Governors--1836-1984.
Notes--Texas--Governors--1836-1984.
Bills (legislative records)--Texas--Governors--1931-1983.
Maquette--Texas--Governors--1942.
Watercolor--Texas--Governors--1870-1983.
Scrapbook--Texas--Governors--1939.
Negatives--Texas--Governors--1870-1983.
Postcards--Texas--Governors--1870-1983.

Related Material

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

Texas State Archives
Texas Commission on the Arts, Meeting files, Committee meetings, 1978-1983, 2 cubic ft. [Includes Governor's Mansion Committee]
Texas Commission on the Arts, Governor's Mansion Committee administrative files, 1931-1982, 2.94 cubic ft.
Texas State Purchasing and General Services Commission, Facilities Planning and Construction Division, Governor's Mansion drawings, 1979-1982, 52 drawings [No finding aid available. Call number is 1983/025.]
Texas State Purchasing and General Services Commission, Governor's Mansion drawings, 1947, 5 drawings [No finding aid available. Call number is 1983/183.]
Historic American Building Survey Governor’s Mansion drawings, 1936, 12 photostats [No finding aid available. Call number is 821-44.]
Texas Department of Public Safety, Photographs, 1937-1959, undated, 16 cubic ft.
Ralph J. McMahon--State Reclamation Engineer--Austin. Map of Governors Mansion, showing location of trees and shrubs. Mapped by H. U. Von Rosenberg, December 1936 [No finding aid available. Call number is 1982/010.]
Governor's Mansion Collection, 1962, undated, 3 inches [No finding aid available. Call numbers are 2-23/855, 859.]
Elizabeth Lenoir Jennett Literary Efforts, 1943 [No finding aid available. Call numbers are 2-23/783, 788, 855 and 1082.]
John W. Glenn Accounts, 1870-1871, 33 items [No finding aid available. Call number is 2-22/975.]
Texas State Library and Archives Commission, Executive Division correspondence regarding Texas Governor’s Mansion book, 1984-1985, 0.1 cubic ft. [No finding aid available. Call number is 2009 Accessions Box 1 (2009/154).]
Dorothy Blodgett research and other materials on the Texas Governor's Mansion, 1960-2004, 7.23 cubic ft. [No finding aid available. Call numbers are 2000/137, 2005/169, 2008/131, 2009/155, 2010/054]
Marjorie Jean Fuquay clippings, photographs and printed materials relating to the Texas Governor’s Mansion, 1939, 1957-1961, 0.1 cubic ft. [No finding aid available. Call number is 2003 Accessions Box 1 (2003/099).]
Sam Houston Regional Library and Research Center, Liberty, Texas
Jean and Price Daniel Personal Texas Governor’s Mansion Collection, 1957-1984, 8.5 cubic ft. [Accession number 1994.230.]
Texas Governor’s Mansion Book Archives, 1839-1993, 1 cubic ft. [Accession number 1995.247.]
Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, University of Texas at Austin
Marcelle Lively Hamer Papers, 1927-1937, 14 items
Publications
Daniel, Jean Houston, Price Daniel, and Dorothy Blodgett. The Texas Governor's Mansion: a history of the house and its occupants. Austin, Tex. : Texas State Library and Archives Commission, 1984.

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

(Identify the item and cite the series), Texas Governor's Mansion collection. Archives and Information Services Division, Texas State Library and Archives Commission.

Accession Information

Accession number: 1987/173

The Texas Governor's Mansion Collection was donated to the Texas State Archives on November 19, 1986 by Jean Houston Daniel and Price Daniel.

Processing Information

Finding aid created by Tony Black, April 1989, revised September 1990

Corrections and further encoding to TARO project standards by Tonia J. Wood, May 2001

Finding aid converted from EAD 1.0 to 2002 by TARO using the style sheet v1to02.xsl, May 2003

Corrections by Tonia J. Wood, December 2013


Detailed Description of the Collection

 

General resource material, 1836-1984,
2.49 cubic ft.

This series consists of material pertaining to the overall organization of the Governor's Mansion book (e.g., files associated with the epilogue, appendices, and index); general correspondence concerning the research (1958-1983); material relating to the period prior to the construction of the current Governor's Mansion (1856); and material which does not fit neatly into a particular Governor's administration. Materials date from 1836 to 1984.
Arrangement
Materials are grouped by subject, and then may be arranged chronologically or by type of material.
Preferred Citation
(Identify the item), General resource material, Texas Governor's Mansion collection. Archives and Information Services Division, Texas State Library and Archives Commission.
Material Related to Organization of Book
Box Folder
1987/173-1 1. Covers; Opening pages
2. Outline (notes)
3. Footnotes (notes)
4. Bibliography (notes)
5. Epilogue
6. Appendices (notes)
7-8. Appendix A: Lists of Governors (1691-1983)
9. Appendix B: Report of Commissioners, 1856
10. Appendix C: Seale Report, 1975
11. Seale Report, Correspondence, 1974
12. Appendix D: Mansion Inventories, 1870
13. Mansion Inventory, about 1865-1870
14. Appendix E: Structural Changes (1959-1983)
15. Subject Index
16. Style (notes)
17. Copyright (notes)
General Correspondence on Research
Box Folder
1987/173-1 18. 1958-1959
19. 1960
20. 1961
21. 1962
22. 1963
23. 1967
24. 1968
25. 1972-1974
26. 1980
27. 1982-1984
General Texas History
Box Folder
1987/173-1 28. Secondary, 1935-1981
History of Austin, Texas
Box Folder
1987/173-1 29-30. General Background: Secondary, 1901-1982
31. "Historic Austin," 1960
32. "The Austin Story," 1963
33. "19th Century Austin," 1970
34. Waterloo Scrapbook, 1970-1971
35. State Capitol: Secondary, 1931-1974
History of Architecture
Box Folder
1987/173-1 36-37. Austin Architecture: Secondary, 1955-1973
38. Texas Architecture: Secondary, 1956-1976
39. U. S. Architecture: Secondary, 1962-1981
40. Roy Graham, "Greek Revival Architecture in America," 1969
Furnishings
Box Folder
1987/173-2 1. Taylor and Warren, Texas Furniture..., 1975
2. Texas Furniture, Secondary, 1974-1981
3. William Seale, The Tasteful Interlude: American Interiors..., 1860-1917
4. Furniture, Newspaper Articles, 1977-1981
5. Golden Oak Furniture, Secondary, 1980
6. Furnishings, Secondary, undated
Texas Governors
Box Folder
1987/173-2 7. Texas Governors, First Ladies, Governor's Mansion: Books Owned by Jean Daniel
8. Rough Estimate of amount of material in State Archives and University of Texas Archives, 1963
9. A. Garland Adair, Texas Governors, 1961
10. Walter B. Moore, "Governors of Texas," 1963
11. Dallas Morning News, "Governors of Texas," 1984
12. Texas Governors: Newspaper Articles, 1981
13. Martin Dreyer, "Texas' Five Living Ex-Governors," 1969
14. Preston F. Kirk, "Former Texas Governors: Where Are They Now?" 1982
Texas First Ladies
Box Folder
1987/173-2 15. Clara Rylander, "Texas Governor's Wives: A Collection of Data," 1966
16. First Ladies: Historic Costumes and Furnishings, 1940
17. Mary Reid, Fashions of the Republic of Texas, 1942
18. First Ladies: Newspaper Articles, 1965-1969
Miscellaneous
Box Folder
1987/173-2 19. Births, Marriages and Deaths in Governor's Mansion (1853-1973)
20. Births in Governor's Mansion (1860-1952)
21. Marriages in Governor's Mansion (1872-1973)
22. Pets at Mansion, Newspaper Article, 1963
23-24. "Portraits in the Governor's Mansion," undated
25. Frank Freidel, The Presidents of the United States, 1978
26. Margaret B. Klapthor, The First Ladies, 1979
Pre-1856 Material
Box
1987/173-2 Los Adaes (1721-1773):
Correspondence:
27. 1974
28. 1976
29. Secondary sources, 1855-1977
30. Texas Missions: El Campanario, 1973-1974
Spanish Governor's Palace (1722-1772):
31. Research Correspondence, 1974
32-33. Secondary, 1926-1977
34. Images
35. Saltillo and Monclova (1824-1834): Research Correspondence, 1981-1982
36. Monclova: Newspaper Article, 1977
37. San Felipe de Austin (1823-1836): Newspaper Article, 1974
38. Nacogdoches Archives (1736-1835): Finding Aid
Box Folder
1987/173-3 1. Capitols of Texas (1836-1847)
2. President's House: Legislation, 1837-1839
"Mansion" in Houston:
3. Legislation, 1836-1839
4. Secondary, 1897-1975
President's House, Austin:
5. Primary, 1839-1841
6. Secondary, 1896-1973
First Governors
Horton, A. C. (1846)
Box Folder
1987/173-3 7. Secondary, 1952
Henderson, James P. (1846-1847)
Box Folder
1987/173-3 8. Election Returns, 1846
Governor's Messages:
9. 1846
10. 1847
11. Secondary, 1963
Wood, George T. (1847-1849)
Box Folder
1987/173-3 12. Research Correspondence, 1961
13. Election Returns, 1847
14. Legislation, 1848
Governor's Messages:
15. 1847-1848
16. 1849
17. Secondary, 1963
Bell, Peter H. (1849-1853)
Box Folder
1987/173-3 18. Election Returns, 1849, 1851
19. Legislation, 1850-1853
Governor's Messages:
20. 1849
21. 1850
22. 1851
23. 1852
24. 1853
25. Secondary, 1963-1968
Henderson, James Wilson (1853)
Box Folder
1987/173-3 26. Governor's Messages, 1853
27. Secondary, 1963
Architects
Box
1987/173-3 Abner Cook:
28. Research Correspondence, 1958-1962
29-30. Secondary, 1915-1976
31. D. Richard Bowles, "A Greek Legacy," 1974
Richard Payne:
32. Research Correspondence, 1975
33. Secondary, 1856-1879
Thomas William Ward:
34. Research Correspondence, undated
35. Secondary, 1966-1975
Governor's Mansion (General)
Box Folder
1987/173-3 36. Research Material from Laws and Legislative Journals, 1848-1977
37. Appropriations, 1854-1951
38. Primary, 1845-1967
39. Lawrence E. Ledbetter (Superintendent of Buildings and Grounds): Memoirs, 1891-1957, 1960
40. Summary of Evolution of Mansion's Construction (1848-1856)
41. Rough Outline of Structural Changes (1859-1914)
42. Civil War-Reconstruction Phase, Texas Mansion (1865-1870)
43. Summary of Exterior Mansion Paint History (1866-1978)
44. Summary of History of Heating Sources for Mansion (1891-1977)
45. Summary of Introduction and Use of Chandeliers in Governor's Mansion (1912-1979)
46. Governor's Mansion Projects (1950-1978)
47. Governor's Mansion Projects (1960-1973)
48. Old Bakery and Property Across from Mansion, 1969-1979
Box Folder
1987/173-4 1-2. Mrs. Price Daniel, The Governor's Mansion of Texas, 1960
3. Marcelle Lively-Hamer, The Governor's Mansion of Texas, 1937
4-5. Carolyn Patrick, "The Governor's Home," 1966
6. Governor's Mansion Visitors Guides, 1960, 1961, about 1968, about 1969-1973
7. Summary of Governor's Mansion's Historic Designations, 1969-1976
8. Secondary, 1928-1984
9-11. Newspaper articles, 1941-1982
12-15. Linda Neeley, MA Thesis, 1967:
12. Front matter
13. Footnotes
14. Bibliography
15. Chapter I: "Building a Mansion"
Box Folder
1987/173-18 1. Interviews with Roger Erickson, 1975
[transcripts]
1. Interviews of Dorothy Blodgett with Roger Erickson, February 18 and April 2, 1975
[audio cassette]
1. Interview of Dorothy Blodgett with Jim Hendricks, Renovation Architect, Governors Mansion, at his office (Burson, Hendricks & Walls), August 16, 1980
[audio cassette]
Box Folder
1987/173-25 6. Deeds to lots on which Governor's Mansion is located, 1854
[photographic copies]
Box
1987/173-27 Masters of Newspaper Articles



 

Governors resource material, 1853-1983,
6.36 cubic ft.

Materials are correspondence and publications, dating 1853 to 1983. This series consists of three basic types of materials: correspondence and other original material concerning research on the governor's Mansion and its occupants; printed primary sources relating to the Governor's Mansion and its occupants; and secondary sources on the Governor's Mansion and its occupants.
The original materials document more than two decades of research (about 1958-1980) on the Governor's Mansion by former Governor Price Daniel, his wife Jean Houston Daniel, their research assistant Marie Shultz (1961-1962), and co-author Dorothy Blodgett. This includes both incoming letters to the researchers and copies of outgoing letters and memos to various former occupants, their descendants and friends. Also included are audio cassettes and/or typescript copies of interviews conducted primarily by Marie Shultz and Dorothy Blodgett, as well as notes on telephone conversations. The subject matter of these communications ranges from architectural changes in the Mansion, to the social and family lives of the Governors, to negotiations regarding additions to Mrs. Daniel's memento project (the Texas Governor's collection).
Printed primary sources for the history of the Mansion and its occupants include photocopies, photostats, transcripts, and notes of extracts from such things as the General Laws of Texas, the House and Senate Journals (including Governor's Messages), biennial reports of the Superintendent of Public Buildings and Grounds, reports of the Texas State Board of Control on expenditures on the Governor's Mansion, Auditors Reports, Election Returns, an Attorney General opinion, a Supreme Court case, etc. Occasionally other types of primary sources--not necessarily printed, but all copies--are included, most notably Mansion inventories. For the more recent governors, there are also invitations and programs for inaugural activities.
Secondary sources include originals, photostats, photocopies, transcripts, and notes from newspaper and magazine articles (both contemporary to the events they describe, and retrospective), books, booklets, pamphlets, and unpublished manuscripts (including chapters from a Master's thesis written in 1967 by Linda Neeley), all concerning the Governor's Mansion and persons who resided therein.
Arrangement
Arrangement is by gubernatorial administration. The years of each governor's term follow the governor's name.
Preferred Citation
(Identify the item), Governors resource material, Texas Governor's Mansion collection. Archives and Information Services Division, Texas State Library and Archives Commission.
Pease, Elisha M. (1853-1857)
Box Folder
1987/173-4 16. Research Correspondence, 1961-1981
17. List of documents concerning Governor's Mansion (1854-1868)
18. Election Returns, 1853, 1855
19. Act To Erect and Furnish Governor's Mansion, 1854
20. Reports of Comptroller, 1854-1857
21. Legislation, 1854-1857
22. Report of Commissioners To Contract for Governor's Mansion, 1856
23. Petition of Jacob Harrell, 1856
24. Correspondence, Vouchers, 1856-1857
25. S. M. Swenson, Inventory, undated
Governor's Messages:
26. 1853
27. 1854
28. 1855
29-30. 1856
31. 1857
32. Newspaper Articles, 1853-1856
33. Family Correspondence, 1853-1857
Box Folder
1987/173-5 1. Secondary, 1878-1973
2. Neeley Thesis, 1967
3. Newspaper Articles, 1947-1969
4. Bibliography
Runnels, Hardin R. (1857-1859)
Box Folder
1987/173-5 5. Research Correspondence, 1961-1963
6. Election Returns, 1857
Governor's Messages:
7. 1857-1858
8. 1859
9. Newspaper Articles, 1858
10. Secondary, 1952-1967
Houston, Sam (1859-1861)
Box Folder
1987/173-5 11. Research Correspondence, 1960-1963, 1970, 1979
12. Correspondence Concerning Houston Bed, 1950-1977
13. Election Returns, 1859
14. State Gazette Appendix, 1859
15. Invitation to Inaugural Ball, 1859
Invoices, Vouchers:
16. 1859
17. 1860
18-19. Legislation, 1860
20. Correspondence, 1860
Governor's Messages:
21. 1860
22. 1861
Newspaper Articles:
23. 1878-1979
24. 1980-1982, undated
25. Joe B. Frantz, "Texas Giant of Contradictions: Sam Houston," undated
26-27. Secondary, 1915-1971
28. Bibliography
Clark, Edward (1861)
Box Folder
1987/173-5 29. Research Correspondence, 1961-1963, 1979, 1983
30. Legislation, 1861
31. Governor's Messages, 1861
32. Secondary, 1952-1979
Lubbock, Francis R. (1861-1863)
Box Folder
1987/173-5 33. Research Correspondence, 1961-1962
34. Election Returns, 1861
35. Legislation, 1861-1862
36. Mansion Inventory, 1861
37. Newspaper Article, 1861
38. Memoirs, 1900
39. Secondary, 1952-1967
Murrah, Pendleton (1863-1865)
Box Folder
1987/173-6 1. Research Correspondence, 1931, 1962-1963, 1966
2. Election Returns, 1863
3. Legislation, 1863-1865
4. Correspondence, Newspaper Article, 1865
5. Secondary, 1915-1978
Stockdale, Fletcher S. (1865)
Box Folder
1987/173-6 Research Correspondence:
6. 1945
7. 1961
8. 1962
9. 1963-1964
10. undated
Speech:
11. 1863
12. 1875
13. Secondary, 1952-1962
Hamilton, A. J. (1865-1866)
Box Folder
1987/173-6 14. Research Correspondence, 1961, 1963
15. Primary Documents, 1865
16. Governor's Message, 1866
17. Secondary, 1878-1975
Throckmorton, James W. (1866-1867)
Box Folder
1987/173-6 18. Research Correspondence, 1961-1963, 1974
19. Election Returns, 1866
20. Legislation, 1866
21. Secondary, 1893-1967
18. Research Correspondence, 1961-1963, 1974
19. Election Returns, 1866
20. Legislation, 1866
21. Secondary, 1893-1967
Pease, E. M. (1867-1869)
Box Folder
1987/173-6 22. Legislation, 1867-1868
23. Family Correspondence, 1867-1868, about 1875
24. Secondary, 1957-1967
Davis, Edmund J. (1870-1874)
Box Folder
1987/173-6 Research Correspondence:
25. 1961-1962
26. 1975, 1977
27. Election Returns, 1870
28. Mansion Inventory, 1870
29. Mansion Vouchers, 1870-1871
30. Report of Chairman of Commissioners of Public Buildings, 1870
31. Legislation, 1870-1874
32. Election for Capital, 1869-1872
33. Manuscript Collections, 1870-1871
34. Newspaper Articles, 1868-1873
35. Secondary, 1915-1967
Newspaper Articles:
36. 1956-1959
37. 1915-1978
Coke, Richard (1874-1876)
Box Folder
1987/173-6 Research Correspondence:
38. 1961-1962
39. 1977
40. Election Returns, 1874, 1876
Legislation:
41. 1874
42. 1875
43. Newspaper Articles, 1874-1876
44. Secondary, 1952-1972
Hubbard, Richard B. (1876-1879)
Box Folder
1987/173-6 45. Research Correspondence, 1960-1962, 1974
46. Legislation, 1876
47. Primary Documents, 1877
48. Secondary, 1915-1967
Roberts, Oran M. (1879-1883)
Box Folder
1987/173-7 1. Research Correspondence, 1961-1962, 1977
2. Election Returns, 1879, 1881
3. Legislation, 1879-1883
4. Message, Appropriation, 1881-1883
5. Newspaper Articles, 1879-1881
6. Secondary, 1931-1975
Ireland, John (1883-1887)
Box Folder
1987/173-7 7. Research Correspondence, 1961-1979
8. Election Returns, 1883, 1884
9. Minutes of State Capitol Board, 1883
10. Reports of Superintendent of Public Buildings, 1884-1886
11. Legislation, 1883-1887
12. Newspaper Articles, 1883-1886
13. Manuscript Collections, undated
14. Secondary, 1915-1980
15. Newspaper Articles, 1941-1980
Ross, Lawrence Sullivan (1887-1891)
Box Folder
1987/173-7 16. Research Correspondence, 1961-1963
17. Election Returns, 1886, 1888
18. Legislation, 1887-1891
19. Report of Superintendent of Public Buildings and Grounds, 1888
20. Newspaper Articles, 1887-1891
21. Secondary, 1940-1972
Hogg, James S. (1891-1895)
Box Folder
1987/173-7 Research Correspondence:
22. 1959
23. 1960
24. 1964, 1968-1969
25. 1974, 1979-1980,undated
26. Interview with Miss Ima, 1962
27. Election Returns, 1892
28-29. Ima Hogg, Reminiscences, 1946
30. Mansion Floor Plans, 1962
31. Miss Ima, Obituaries, 1975
32. Legislation, 1891-1895
33. Report of Superintendent of Public Buildings and Grounds, 1892-1894
34. Newspaper Articles, 1891-1895
35. Secondary, 1952-1967
36. Newspaper Articles, 1936-1976
37. De Shields, They Sat in High Place, 1940
38. Cotner, James Stephen Hogg, 1959
39. D'Arcy James, "The Hogg Family," 1974
40. Alcalde Supplement, "James Stephen Hogg," 1974
41. L. Iscoe, "House on Varner Creek," 1982
42. Notes
Culberson, Charles A. (1895-1899)
Box Folder
1987/173-8 1. Research Correspondence, 1961-1962
2. Election Returns, 1894, 1896
3. Legislation, 1895-1899
3. Report of Superintendent of Public Buildings and Grounds, 1898
4. Expenditure of Funds, 1895-1896
5. Newspaper Articles, 1895-1898
6. Secondary, 1940-1967
Sayers, Joseph D. (1899-1903)
Box Folder
1987/173-8 Research Correspondence:
7. 1961-1963, 1974-1975
8. 1944, 1980
9. Election Returns, 1898, 1900
10. Legislation, 1899-1903
11. Report of Superintendent of Public Buildings and Grounds, 1900, 1902
12. Specifications for Erection of Stable, undated
13. Mansion Inventory, 1901, 1903
14. Correspondence, 1902, 1921
15. Newspaper Articles, 1901
16. Secondary, 1915-1967
17. Newspaper Articles, 1921-1974
Box Folder
1987/173-25 1. Mrs. Sayers' fan, 1961
Lanham, S. W. T. (1903-1907)
Box Folder
1987/173-8 Research Correspondence:
18. 1928, 1934
19. 1959-1963
20. Election Returns, 1902, 1904
21. Legislation, 1903-1905
22. Newspaper Article, 1907
23. Secondary, 1930-1967
24. Newspaper Articles, 1908-1963
Campbell, Thomas M. (1907-1911)
Box Folder
1987/173-8 25. Research Correspondence, 1961-1962
26. Election Returns, 1906, 1908
27. Legislation, 1907-1911
28. Report of Superintendent of Public Buildings and Grounds, 1908, 1910
29. Correspondence, 1911
30. Newspaper Articles, 1907-1911
31. Secondary, 1934-1967
Colquitt, Oscar B. (1911-1915)
Box Folder
1987/173-8 Research Correspondence:
32. 1961
33. 1962-1963
34. Election Returns, 1910, 1912
35. Correspondence, 1911-1914
36. Legislation, 1911-1913
37. Report of State Inspector of Masonry..., 1912, 1914
38. Legislation concerning Chicken Salad Case 1915
39. Terrell v. Middleton ("Chicken Salad" Case), 1916
40. Newspaper Articles, 1911-1915
41. Secondary, 1910-1976
42. Summary of First Major Structural Change (1914-1915)
Ferguson, James E. (1915-1917)
Box Folder
1987/173-8 43. Research Correspondence, 1961
44. Interviews, 1974-1975
45. Election Returns, 1914, 1916
46. Documents:
Platform, 1913
Impeachment, 1917
47. Legislation, 1915-1917
48. Attorney General Opinion, 1915
49. Newspaper Articles, 1915-1916
50. Secondary, 1932-1967
51. Gardner, "Impeachment of Farmer Jim," 1974
52. Newspaper Articles, 1918-1981
Hobby, William P. (1917-1921)
Box Folder
1987/173-9 1. Research Correspondence, 1960-1963
2. Election Returns, 1918
3. Legislation, 1919-1921
4. Report of State Inspector of Masonry, 1918
5. Report of State Board of Control, 1920
6. Newspaper Articles, 1918-1919
7. Secondary, 1952-1967
8. Newspaper Articles, 1929-1981
Neff, Pat M. (1921-1925)
Box Folder
1987/173-9 9. Research Correspondence, 1961-1963, 1978
10. Election Returns, 1920, 1922
11. Legislation, 1921-1923
11. Report of State Board of Control, 1923
12. Expense Accounts, 1922-1923
13. Advertising Letter, 1922
14. Newspaper Articles, 1899, 1921-1924
15. Secondary, 1951-1967
16. Newspaper Articles, 1931-1958
Ferguson, Miriam A. (1925-1927, 1933-1935)
Box Folder
1987/173-9 17. Research Correspondence, 1957-1961
18. Election Returns, 1924
19. Legislation, 1925
20. Brief Quotes from Scrapbook Clippings, 1915-1933
Newspaper Articles:
21. 1924
22. 1925
23. 1926
24. Secondary, 1952-1980
25. Neeley Thesis, 1967
26. O. Nalle, "The Fergusons of Texas," 1946
27. Ralph Steen, Address to Texas State Historical Association, 1978
28. Billy M. Jones, "Miriam Amanda Ferguson," 1972
29. Crawford, "From Ferguson to Farenthold: Texas Women in Politics," 1979
30. Newspaper Articles, 1931, 1952-1961
31. Newspaper Obituary, 1961
32. Newspaper Articles, 1962-1982
Moody, Dan (1927-1931)
Box Folder
1987/173-9 Research Correspondence:
33. 1957-1959
34. 1960-1963
35. Election Returns, 1926, 1928
36. Legislation, 1927-1929
Newspaper Articles:
37. 1927
38. 1928-1929
39. 1930-1931
40. 1927-1931, 1954
(duplicates)
41. 1931-1932
42. Mildred P. Moody, "Housekeeping...," 1931
43. Correspondence, (Draft of 1931 Article) 1958
44. Secondary, 1928-1980
Newspaper Articles:
45. 1937, 1954-1962
46. 1977-1981
Sterling, Ross (1931-1933)
Box Folder
1987/173-9 47. Research Correspondence, 1957-1963
48. Election Returns, 1930
49. Legislation, 1931-1933
50. Report of State Board of Control, 1932
51. Summary of Mansion Board Minutes (1931-1932)
Box Folder
1987/173-10 Newspaper Articles:
1. 1930-1931
2. 1932-1933
3. E. Wakefield, "Housekeeping...," 1932
4. Newspaper Articles (working copies), 1931-1932
5. S. C. R. 62 on Death of Mrs. Sterling, 1963
6. Secondary, 1937-1980
Ferguson, Miriam A. (1933-1935)
Box Folder
1987/173-10 7. Election Returns, 1932
8. Legislation, 1933
9. Report of Superintendent of Buildings and Grounds, 1934
10. Newspaper Articles, 1931-1933
11. Neeley Thesis, 1967
12. O. Nalle, "The Fergusons of Texas," 1946
Allred, James V (1935-1939)
Box Folder
1987/173-10 Research Correspondence:
13. 1958-1960
14. 1961
15. 1962-1963
16. 1974-1975
17. 1977-1979
18. Interviews, 1977-1981
19. Election Returns, 1934, 1936
20. Legislation, 1935-1937
21. Report, State Board of Control, 1936
22. Summary of Mansion Board Minutes, 1933-1938
23. WPA Historic American Buildings Survey, 1936
Newspaper Articles:
24. 1935-1938
25. 1936
26. 1936-1937
[working copies]
27. Secondary, 1952-1979
28. Newspaper Articles, 1941-1981
O'Daniel, W. Lee (1939-1941)
Box Folder
1987/173-10 Research Correspondence:
29. 1960-1962
30. 1973, 1979-1980
31. Election Returns, 1938, 1940
32. Legislation, Report of Superintendent of Buildings, 1940
33. Summary of Mansion Board Minutes, 1938-1941
Newspaper Articles:
34. 1938
35. 1939
36. "Molly O's Pen Pals," 1939
Newspaper Articles:
37. 1940-1941
38. 1939-1956
[working copies]
39. Secondary, 1932-1967
40. Newspaper Articles, 1942-1978
41. Martin Dreyer, "Texas' Five Living ExGovernors," 1969
Stevenson, Coke (1941-1947)
Box Folder
1987/173-10 42. Research Correspondence, 1960-1963, 1975
43. Correspondence Concerning Napoleon Clock, 1938-1960
44. Election Returns, 1942, 1944
45. Legislation, 1941-1945
46. Summary of Mansion Board Minutes, 1941-1943
47. Correspondence, 1941-1943, 1945
48. Governor's Mansion Guide, 1943
49. Newspaper Articles, 1941-1947
50. Secondary, 1947-1975
Jester, Beauford H. (1947-1949)
Box Folder
1987/173-11 1. Research Correspondence, 1957-1963, 1978-1979
2. Election Returns, 1946
3. Legislation, 1947-1949
4. Inaugurations, 1947, 1949
Newspaper Articles:
5. 1946-1947
6. 1948-1949
7. 1946-1949
[working copies]
8. Secondary, 1958-1983
Shivers, Allan (1949-1957)
Box Folder
1987/173-11 Research Correspondence:
9. 1957-1962
10. 1970-1981
11. Election Returns, 1948, 1950, 1952
12. Repairs, 1950-1956
13. Governor's Mansion Projects, 1950-1978
14. Legislation, 1951-1955
15. Audit Reports, 1950-1957
Inauguration:
16. 1953
17. 1955
18-19. Governor's Mansion Guide, undated
Newspaper Articles:
20. 1949-1952
21. 1953
22. 1954-1955
23. 1956-1958
24. D. B. Hardeman, "Shivers of Texas," 1956
25. Secondary, 1958-1980
26. C. Patrick, "The Governor's Home," 1966
27. "The Lady and the Mansion," 1971
28. "Woodlawn," 1980
29. "Austin's Outstanding Women," 1981
Daniel, Price (1957-1963)
Box Folder
1987/173-11 30. Legislation, 1957-1962
31. Auditor's Report, 1959, 1961
32. Report of State Board of Control, 1963
33. Mansion Payroll, 1961
34. Report to the Legislature, 1963
35. The Capitol Area Master Plan, 1963
Box Folder
1987/173-12 1. Texas State Officials, 1959
2. Governors of the States, 1900-1966
Inauguration:
3. 1957
4. 1959
5. Favorite Recipes of Governors' Wives, 1958
6. Hostess List, Mrs. Sam Houston's Birthday, 1963
Correspondence:
7. 1956
8. 1957
9. 1958
10. 1960
11. 1961
12. 1962
13. 1963
14. 1979
15. Governor's Mansion Guides, 1959-1961
16. Books Owned by Mrs. Daniel about Texas Governors, First Ladies, and the Governor's Mansion
17. Mrs. Price Daniel, The Governor's Mansion of Texas, 1960
18. Price Daniel, Jr., "The Executive Mansion," 1958
Correspondence Concerning Mrs. Daniel's Governor's Mansion:
19. April-May 1960
20. June 1960
21. August 1960
22. October-December 1960
23. 1961
24. 1962
25. undated
Inventory of Furnishings of Historic Interest in the Governor's Mansion:
26. February 1961
27. February 1962
28. December 1962
29. Mailing Lists for Mansion Inventory, 1961
Correspondence Concerning Mansion Inventory:
30. February 1961
31. March-May 1961
32. 1961
Box Folder
1987/173-18 2. Mrs. Daniel's Inventory Cards on Furnishings
Box Folder
1987/173-13 1. Correspondence Concerning Plaques, 1959, 1961-1962
Correspondence Concerning Furnishings:
2. 1957
3. 1959
4-5. 1960
6. 1960-1961
7-9. 1961
10-16. 1962
17. 1963
18. 1964
19. 1979
20. undated
21. Catalog Photos of Chandeliers, undated
22. Bids on Draperies, 1961
23-27. Greenhouse Literature
28. "The Governor's Collection," 1963
29. Progress of Memento Project
30. Memento Collection Progress Reports, 1962
Correspondence Concerning Memento Collection:
31. 1961
32-33. 1962
34. January 1963
35. Correspondence Concerning Open House, January 1963
Correspondence Concerning Memento Collection:
36. February-October 1963, undated
37. 1963, 1974, 1979-1980
Newspaper Articles Concerning Memento Collection:
38. February 1962
39. January, March 1963
40. 1971
Newspaper Articles:
41. 1957
42. 1958
43. 1959
Box Folder
1987/173-14 1-2. 1960
3. January 1961
4. 1961
5. January-February 1962
6. March 1962
7. December 1962
8. January 1963
9. Correspondence Concerning States' Executive Mansions, 1964
10. "Jacqueline Kennedy as First Lady," 1984
11. Correspondence with Mary D. Farrell, 1975
12. Mrs. Daniel's Notes
13. Neeley Thesis, 1967
14. Newspaper Articles, 1963-1969
15. Anita Brewer, "First Lady," 1958
16. Austin in Action, 1959
17. Carolyn Patrick, "The Governor's Home," 1966
18. Martin Dreyer, "Texas' Five Living Ex-Governors," 1969
19. Paul Rosenfield, "Price Daniel: Life and the Pursuit of Happiness in Liberty," 1976
20. Price Daniel Appreciation Dinner, 1979
[Contains many photos.]
Connally, John (1963-1969)
Box Folder
1987/173-14 21. Election Returns, 1964
22. Report of General Election, 60th Legislature, 1966
Legislation:
23. 1963
24. 1965
25. 1967
26. HCR 127, 1967
27. Audit Reports, 1965-1969
28. Executive Budget, 1966-1967
29. "Capitol Area Vision," 1965
30. Report to Legislature: Executive Mansion, 1969
31. Campaign Literature, 1963, 1965-1966
32. Democratic Victory Dinner, 1963
33. Inauguration Invitation and Program, 1963
34. Democratic Victory Dinner, 1965
35. Inauguration Invitation and Program, 1965
36. Inauguration Program, 1965
37. Democratic Victory Dinner, 1967
38. Inauguration Invitation and Program, 1967
39. Bluebonnet Seeds
40. Democratic National Convention, TV Magazine 1964,
Texas State Democratic Convention, 1966,
41. Program
42. Badges, Delegate Lists
43. The Men Who Lead Texas, 1963
44. Presenting: The Leaders of Texas, 1967
Box Folder
1987/173-15 Correspondence:
1. 1962
2. 1963
3. 1964
4. 1966
5. 1967-1969
6. Christmas Cards, 1963-1965, 1968-1969
7. Governor's Mansion Guides, about 1968
Assassination Newspaper Articles:
8. 1963
9. 1964
First Ladies Tea, 1965:
10. Invitation Lists
11. Invitation, Correspondence
12. Newspaper Articles
13. Weddings: Newspaper Articles, 1966, 1968
New Mansion: Newspaper Articles:
14. 1963
15. 1964-1965
16. 1966
17. 1967
18. Sue Flanagan, "History of the Mansion Gardens," 1969
Landscaping:
19. Correspondence, 1967-1968
20. Newspaper Articles, 1966-1968
21. "General Information--Garden Tours," undated
22. Texas Capitol Guide, undated
23. American History Club, Report of Interim Committee, 1966
Newspaper Articles:
24. 1962
25. 1963
26. 1964
27. 1965
28. 1966
29. 1967
30. 1968
31. 1969
32. "Biographical Data on Mrs. John Connally," 1964
33. Neeley Thesis, "The Mansion Today," 1967
34. "John Connally: Secretary of the Navy," 1961
35. "Meet Nellie--Texas' No. 1 Ranch Wife," 1963
36. Time Cover Story, 1964
37. "The John Connally Story," 1965
38. "The House Where the Connally's Live," 1967
Newspaper Articles:
39. 1970-1979
40. 1980-1984
Box Folder
1987/173-16 1. "Connally's Ranch Party for Nixon," Life, 1972
2. "The Importance of Being John Connally," Texas Monthly, 1973
3. "John Connally: Back in Floresville," 1977
4. "Hot on the Campaign Trail," Time, 1979
5. "John Connally As Seen by the Texas Observer, 1961-1979," 1979
6. "Starting Over," Texas Business, 1983
Smith, Preston (1969-1973)
Box Folder
1987/173-16 7. Legislation, 1968-1971
Audit Report:
8. 1971
9. 1973
Purchase Orders, Invoices, Statements:
10. 1969
11. 1971
12. 1972
13. Campaign Literature, 1968
Inauguration Packet:
14. 1969
15. 1971
16. Governor's Mansion Historical Marker Dedication, 1969
17. Presenting: The Leaders of Texas, 1967
18. Choice of Texans: Leaders in the Statehouse, 1969
19. "Programs for People: Governor's Mansion," 1973
20. The Governor's Mansion, undated
21. U.S. Department of the Interior Land Survey
Correspondence:
22. 1969
23. 1970-1971
24. 1972-1973
25. 1974-1975, 1980
26. Christmas Cards, 1971, undated
Newspaper Articles:
27. 1968
28. 1969
29. 1970-1971
30. 1972-1973
31. Houston Chronicle Texas Magazine, Special Issue, 1969
32. "The Preston Smith Phenomenon," 1969
33. "The New Open Door Policy," 1969
Texas Parade Inaugural Edition:
34. 1969
35. 1971
36. "The Governor's Mansion," 1970
37. Newspaper Articles, 1975-1982
38. "Preston Smith: Out in West Texas...," 1976
Briscoe, Dolph (1973-1979)
Box Folder
1987/173-17 1. Legislation, 1973-1977
2. Audit Reports, 1973-1977
3. Election Returns, 1974
4. Inauguration, 1975
5. Church Programs, 1974, 1976
Correspondence:
6. 1973
7. 1974
8. 1975
9. 1978-1979
10. Governor's Mansion Tour Guides, 1974-1976
11. Briscoe Administration Changes (to Mansion)
12. "The Briscoe Years, 1973-1979: Governor's Mansion"
Request for Interview with Janey Briscoe:
13. 1978
14. 1980
15. Notes from Conversations, 1979
16. Television Report, 1979
17. Summary of Furnishings by Revelle & Company, 1977-1979
18. Bids and Invoices, Revelle & Company, 1978
19. Bid and Invoice, Nesle, 1974
20. Descriptions of Furniture in Mansion, 1979
21. William Seale, Report on Paint, 1974-1975
Newspaper Articles:
22. 1972
23-25. 1973
26. 1974
27. 1975
28. 1976
29. 1977
30. 1978
31. 1979
32. "Janey Briscoe," Alcalde, 1975
33. "Texas: Boss Lady," Newsweek, 1975
34. "National Register Grants," Medallion, 1975-1976
Newspaper Articles:
35. 1980
36. 1981-1982
Clements, William P. (1979-1983)
Box Folder
1987/173-17 37. Legislation: Property in Front of Mansion, 1979
38. Budget Recommendations, Board of Control, 1980-1981
39. Election Returns, 1978
40. Roster of 66th Legislature, 1979-1980
41. Correspondence, 1979
42. Changes to Mansion
43. Mrs. Clements' Address to Dallas County Medical Auxiliary, 1979
44. Committee for Preservation of White House, 1969-1979
Newspaper Articles:
45. 1979
46. 1980
47. "Scaffold, Please," Texas Monthly, 1980
Box Folder
1987/173-18 3. Bode Interview with Rita Clements and Jim Hendricks, TV Channel 36, Austin, July 15, 1979
[audio cassette]
Folder
3. Press Conference: Governor's Mansion of Texas to announce contractor and plans for renovation, March 11, 1980
[audio cassette]



 

Resource material relating to advisory bodies, 1931-1983,
1.53 cubic ft.

This series includes minutes, summaries of minutes, copies of enabling legislation, reports, correspondence, newspaper clippings, and assorted notes, dating from 1931 to 1983. Materials all emanate from or relate to the various advisory bodies charged with the oversight of the Governor's Mansion, including the following: Board of Mansion Supervisors (1931-1965); Texas Fine Arts Commission (1965-1971); Texas Commission on the Arts and Humanities (1971-1980); and Renovation/Restoration Study Committee (1979-1980).
Preferred Citation
(Identify the item), Resource material relating to advisory bodies, Texas Governor's Mansion collection. Archives and Information Services Division, Texas State Library and Archives Commission.
Box Folder
1987/173-19 1. Summary of Administrative Responsibility for Governor's Mansion of Texas, 1983
Board of Mansion Supervisors
Box Folder
1987/173-19 2. Enabling Legislation, 1931
3. Lists of Members (1931-1960)
4. Summary of Minutes (1931-1943)
5. Information from Minutes, 1931-1932
6. Minutes, 1931-1939
Minutes:
7. 1931-1933
8. 1935-1937
9. 1938-1939
10. 1941-1943
11. July 30 and August 16, 1957
12. July 7, 1958
13. October 12, 1960
14. October 13, 1961
15. February 15, 1962
16. March 16 and October 23, 1962
17. Proposed Agenda, 1957-1962
Miss Ima Hogg's Files:
18. 1935
19. January-March 1942
20. August-October 1942
21. November-December 1942
22. January-February 1943
23. March-April 1943
24. May 1943
25. June-July 1943
26. August 1943
27. September-October 1943
28. 1944
29. 1945
30. 1947
31. 1958
32. 1960
33. Correspondence, Mrs. Jesse Martin:
34. October 1942
35. November-December 1942
36. January-April 1943
37. July-September 1943
38. undated
39. Gifts to Mansion, 1942-1945
Correspondence:
40. February-March 1957
41. July-August 1957
42. September-November 1957
43. February-March 1958
44. April-May 1958
45. June-December 1958
46. January 1959
Box Folder
1987/173-20 1. January-February 1960
2. March-April 1960
3. August-October 1960
4. February-May 1961
5. September-December 1961
6. January 1962
7. February 1962
8. March-June 1962
9. October 1962
10. November-December 1962
11. January-February 1963
12. undated
13. Report of Roger Erickson to Price Daniel, February 5, 1957
14. Report on Air Conditioning, November 1961
15. Report on Alterations, February 15, 1962
16. Report on Renovation, August 1962
17. Report on Air Conditioning, October 1962
18. Notebook Correspondence and Minutes, 1957-1963
Newspaper Articles:
19. 1931
20. 1962
Texas Fine Arts Commission
Box Folder
1987/173-20 21. Memo Recommending Establishment, September 1963
22. Enabling Legislation, 1965-1967
23. Minutes, Organizational Meeting, August 23, 1966
Minutes:
24. October-November 1966
25. February-March 1967
26. June and August 1961
27. February 1968
28. Correspondence and Minutes, July 1969
29. Minutes, 1969-1970
Texas Commission on the Arts and Humanities
Box Folder
1987/173-20 30. Enabling Legislation, 1971, 1977
Governor's Mansion Reports:
31. 1971
32. 1972
33-34. 1973
35-36. 1974
37-38. 1975
39. 1976
40. 1977
41. 1978
42. August 31, 1978
43. December 7, 1978
44. 1979
45. Osborne Report, 1973
46. Osborne Correspondence, May-July 1973
Seale Report, 1975:
47. Parts I-II
48. Parts III-IV
49. Part V (Appendices)
Box Folder
1987/173-21 Correspondence:
1. 1971
2. 1972
3. February-March 1973
4. May 1973
5. August-December 1973
6. January-June 1974
7. July-December 1974
8. February-April 1975
9. May-August 1975
10. May-December 1975
11. September-December 1975
12. 1977
13. 1978-1979
14. 1981, undated
15. Correspondence Concerning Belter Furniture, 1973-1975
16. Correspondence on Ima Hogg's Will, 1975-1976
17. Documentation on Capitol Skylight, 1975-1979
18. Report on Sam Houston Room, April 1978
19. Newspaper Articles, 1979
State Building Commission
Box Folder
1987/173-21 20. "Capitol Area Vision," 1965
21. Grounds Improvements, 1967
22. Correspondence, 1969
23. List of Projects (1950-1978)
State Board of Control
Box Folder
1987/173-21 24. Enabling Legislation, 1977
25. Correspondence, 1958
26. Report of Renovation of Air Conditioning, 1962
27. List of Projects (1950-1978)
28. Correspondence, 1977
29. Mansion Grounds Project, 1978
30. Newspaper Articles, 1979
Governor's Mansion Study Committee
Box Folder
1987/173-21 31. Enabling Legislation, 1979
32. Open Meeting Notices, 1979
Minutes:
33. April 25, 1979
34. May 16, 1979
Notebook:
35. Material Clipped in Front
36. S. C. R. 23, 1979
37. H. B. 1717 (Blythe-Bauer House Bill), 1979
38. Membership Lists
39. Evolution of Mansion Construction
40. First Major Structural Change (1914-1915)
41. Structural Changes (1859-1979)
42. Reports of Foundation and Air Conditioning, 1958, 1962
43. WPA Survey (1936)
44. Floorplans, 1961, 1967
45. Appropriations (1848-1979)
46. Research Material from General Laws and House and Senate Journals (1853-1976)
47. Supervision of Mansion (1854-1977)
48. New Mansion Research
49. Executive Mansions of America
50. Legal Status of Mansion
51. Old Bakery
Correspondence:
52-53. April 1979
54. May 1-9, 1979
55. May 11-16, 1979
Box Folder
1987/173-22 1. May 17, 1979
2. May 18-30, 1979
3. June-August, November 1979
4. February 1980
5. Report to Legislature, "Incorrect Copy," May 1979
6. Tentative Form of Report, 1979
7. Need for Continuity Legislation, 1979
8. Property in Front of Mansion, 1979
9. Exhibit A, 1979
10. Exhibit B, 1979
11. Exhibit C, 1979
12. Exhibit D, 1962, 1979
13. Exhibit E, 1979
14. List of Projects (1950-1979)
15. WPA Historic American Buildings Survey, 1936
Newspaper Articles:
16. March 1979
17. April 1979
18-19. Notes, undated
State Preservation Board
Box Folder
1987/173-22 20. Enabling Legislation, 1983



 

Architectural plans and drawings, 1856-1980,
2.38 cubic ft.

This series consists of 18 sets (112 sheets) of architects' plans and drawings of the Governor's Mansion. These include historical reconstructions (1856 and 1914), surveys of the existing structure (1936, 1947, 1952, and 1979), and modifications (1947-1948, 1952-1954, 1957, 1962, and 1979-1980). The architectural firms which produced the plans include the Works Progress Administration Historic American Buildings Survey (1936), Jessen, Jessen, Millhouse & Greeven (1947-1948, 1962), Roger L. Erickson (1952-1954, 1957), and Burson, Hendricks & Walls (1979-1980).
In addition, there are a series of smaller floorplans, drawn after the fact, which indicate architectural changes made by various administrations, mainly in the 20th century (1891, 1915-1961, and 1979).
Preferred Citation
(Identify the item), Architectural plans and drawings, Texas Governor's Mansion collection. Archives and Information Services Division, Texas State Library and Archives Commission.
Map-case Folder
Drawer 1987/173-28 1. Works Progress Administration (WPA), Historic American Buildings Survey, 1936
2. Record Drawing of the Governor's Mansion, January 1947
2. Remodeling of Governor's Mansion (Jessen, Jessen, Millhouse & Greeven), October 1947-June 1948
3. Record Drawing, Governor's Mansion (Erickson), 1952
3. Summer and Winter Air Conditioning (Erickson), February 1952
3. Additional Air Conditioning (Erickson), July 1952
4. Miscellaneous Improvements (Erickson), June 1953
4. Handrail, Painting and Carpeting (Erickson), August 1953
4. Roof Structural Modifications (Erickson), January 1954
4. Modification and Redecoration of State Room (Erickson), April 1954
5. Repairs and Improvements at the Governor's Mansion (Erickson), May 1957
6. Foundation and Miscellaneous Work (Erickson), August 1957
6. Proposed Alterations to Governor's Mansion, Board of Control, 1960
6. Alterations to Governor's Mansion (Jessen Jessen Millhouse & Greeven), March 1962
7. Governor's Mansion (Burson, Hendricks & Walls), April 1979
8. WPA Survey, 1936
[reduced copy]
9. Governor's Mansion, about 1957-1963
9. Governor's Mansion (August Watkins Harris), undated
9. Gvernor's Mansion, Alterations and Additions, undated
10. Measured Drawings, Governor's Mansion (Burson, Hendricks & Walls), 1979
11. Restoration/Renovation of Governor's Mansion (Burson, Hendricks & Walls), 1979
[Sheets 3-7]
11. Measured Drawings, Governor's Mansion (Burson, Hendricks & Walls), 1979
[Sheets 3-7]
Map-case Folder
Drawer 1987/173-28 12. Texas Governor's Mansion (Burson, Hendricks & Walls):
1856
1914
1979
(proposed), 1980
Box Folder
1987/173-22 21. Floor Plans, Master List of Changes
22. Floor Plans, Ima Hogg Sketches (1891)
23. Floor Plans, Governor James Ferguson (1915-1917)
24. Floor Plans, Governor Hobby (1917-1921)
24. Governor Neff (1921-1925)
25. Floor Plans, Governor Moody (1927-1931)
25. Governor Sterling (1931-1933)
26. Floor Plans, Governor Miriam Ferguson (1933-1935)
26. Governor Allred (1935-1939)
27. Floor Plans, Governor O'Daniel (1939-1941)
27. Governor Stevenson (1941-1947)
28. Floor Plans, Governor Jester (1947-1949)
28. Governor Shivers (1949-1957)
29. WPA Survey, 1936
(reduced copy)
30. Floor Plans (1936)
31. Floor Plans (Jessen), October 31, 1947
32. Floor Plans (Erickson), February 1962
33. Floor Plans, (changes compared to 1936), September 1979
34. Floor Plan, Cambridge Tower Apartment, Governor Clements, undated
35. Floor Plans, undated
36. Governor's Mansion Grounds Improvement Plan, undated
37. Inventory of Architectural Plans in Daniel Files (1947-1962)



 

Resource photos, 1870-1983,
1.47 cubic ft.

This series consists of photographs (some originals, but mostly copy prints), negatives, and postcards, dating from 1870 to 1983 and depicting the Governor's Mansion, its furnishings, and its occupants. Narrative descriptions are included for many of the images. Some are reproduced from the photo collection of the Texas State Archives, but many more are copies from the collections of other repositories, such as the Austin/Travis County Collection of the Austin History Center.
Also included is a maquette of the Gold Room and downstairs hall, accompanied by photos, drawings, and fabric samples of the accompanying furniture, produced by Miss Grace Fakes, in 1942, and previously located in the files of Miss Ima Hogg. In addition, there is a watercolor rendering of the Mansion exterior, apparently done by Roger Erickson.
Of special interest is a leather-bound scrapbook of 8 x 10-inch photos by photographer Joel Tisdale of the Texas Department of Public Safety, presented to Governor and Mrs. W. Lee O'Daniel by the employees of the DPS on Christmas, 1939. These 40 images include exterior and interior views of the Governor's Mansion, and of the Governor's offices in the Capitol. The Department of Public Safety Photo Collection in the Texas State Archives contains some prints and some negatives which duplicate these images. Mrs. Richard E. Danielson, Jr., daughter of Governor O'Daniel, donated this photo album to the Texas Governor's Mansion Collection on June 12, 1980.
Arrangement
Many of the images were reproduced in The Texas Governor's Mansion, and are therefore arranged in the order in which they appear in the book. All other photographs are then arranged roughly chronologically. Other types of materials follow the photographs.
Preferred Citation
(Identify the item), Resource photos, Texas Governor's Mansion collection. Archives and Information Services Division, Texas State Library and Archives Commission.
Restrictions on Use
Copies of photographs from the collections of other repositories, such as the Austin/Travis County Collection of the Austin History Center, are included here for study purposes. Any researcher who desires a reproduction of an image should directly contact the repository cited as the source.
Technical Requirements
Researchers are required to wear gloves provided by the Archives when reviewing photographic materials.
Images Reproduced in The Texas Governor's Mansion
Box Folder
1987/173-23 1. Preface
(color)
2. Chapter 1
3. Chapter 1
(color)
4. Chapter 2
5. Chapter 3
6. Chapter 4
7. Chapter 5
8. Chapter 6
9. Chapter 7
10. Chapter 8
11. Chapter 9
12. Chapter 10
13. Chapter 11
14. Chapter 11
(color)
15. Chapter 12
16. Chapter 12
(color)
17. Epilogue
Images Not Reproduced in The Texas Governor's Mansion
Box Folder
1987/173-23 18-20. 1722-1853
21. 1853-1857
22. 1857-1865
23. 1865-1874
24. 1874-1887
25-26. 1887-1899
27. 1899-1903
Box Folder
1987/173-24 1-3. 1903-1915
4-7. 1917-1921
8. 1921-1925
9-10. 1925-1927
11. 1927-1933
12. 1933-1935
13-15. 1935-1939
16-17. 1939-1941
18. 1941-1947
19. 1947-1949
20. 1949-1957
21-23. 1957-1963
24. 1963-1969
25. 1969-1979
26. 1979-1983
27-28. undated
Miscellaneous
Box Folder
1987/173-24 29. Photo Expenses
30-33. Memoranda, Notes, Miscellaneous on Photos
Box Folder
1987/173-25 2. Letter: Mrs. Harry Knox to Miss Grace Fakes, 1942
3. Miss Grace Fakes: Fabric samples and photos of furniture, about 1942-1944
4. Miss Grace Fakes: Maquette of the Gold Room and Downstairs Hall, 1942
5. Watercolor of Exterior of Mansion, Roger Erickson [?], undated
Box
1987/173-26 W. Lee O'Daniel Scrapbook, 1939