Texas State Library and Archives Commission

Volunteer Services Council for the Austin State School:

An Inventory of Records in the Manuscripts Collections at the Texas State Archives, 1957-1988



Overview

Creator: Volunteer Services Council for the Austin State School.
Title: Records
Dates: 1957-1988
Abstract: Types of records include minutes, reports, correspondence and various resolutions. Records are from the Volunteer Services Council for the Austin State School and date from 1957 through 1988. The work of the Council is reflected in the records which include minutes of the Council's meetings, monthly and annual reports, and financial reports and statements. The Council was involved in many aspects of the life at the school including holiday celebrations and fund-raising for various projects such as a chapel, a swimming pool, and other needed equipment.
Quantity: 1 cubic ft.
Language English.

Agency History

The Volunteer Council was originally chartered November 14, 1956. Its charter lapsed September 1, 1965, but was reinstated February 23, 1968. The Volunteer Council was formed to explore and develop areas for volunteer services at the Austin State School; to recommend volunteer projects and programs for individuals, groups, and organizations; to assist as an advisory group in setting up policies and standards governing functions and operations of volunteer services in the Austin State School; to act as a coordinating agency for voluntary projects and programs at the school; to interpret the needs of the students; and to disseminate information regarding the Austin State School to interested groups and individuals. Membership of the council consisted of a representative and an alternate from organizations and groups, and/or individuals interested in volunteer services at the Austin State School. Membership on the council was by invitation of the council, subject to a majority vote of the members present. In 1982, the Volunteer Council for the Austin State School became known as the Volunteer Services Council for the Austin State School.


Scope and Contents of the Records

Types of records include minutes, reports, correspondence and various resolutions. Records are from the Volunteer Services Council for the Austin State School and date from 1957 through 1988. The work of the Council is reflected in the records which include minutes of the Council's meetings, monthly and annual reports, and financial reports and statements. The Council was involved in many aspects of the life at the school including holiday celebrations and fund-raising for various projects such as a chapel, a swimming pool, and other needed equipment.

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.


 

Arrangement of the Records

These records are arranged by type of material, then chronologically.

Restrictions

Restrictions on Access

None.

Restrictions on Use

None.


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:
Austin State School.
Subjects:
Voluntarism--Texas--Austin.
Volunteer workers in social service--Texas--Austin.
Document Types:
Minutes--Austin (Tex.)--Voluntarism--1957-1988.
Reports--Austin (Tex.)--Voluntarism--1957-1988.
Correspondence--Austin (Tex.)--Voluntarism--1957-1988.
Resolutions--Austin (Tex.)--Voluntarism--1957-1988.
Functions:
Coordinating volunteers.

Related Material

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

Texas State Archives
Texas Board of Mental Health and Mental Retardation, Minutes and agenda, 1965-1984, 1992-2001, 13.66 cubic ft.
Texas Department of Mental Health and Mental Retardation, Monthly population census reports, 1965-1972, 0.47 cubic ft.
Texas Department of Mental Health and Mental Retardation, Records, 1968-1982, 3 cubic ft.
Texas Department of Mental Health and Mental Retardation, Records, 1967-1983, 4 cubic ft.
Texas Department of Mental Health and Mental Retardation, Records, 1967-1983, 6 cubic ft.
Texas Department of Mental Health and Mental Retardation, Design and Construction Section, Construction records, 1966-1973, 26 cubic ft.
Texas Office of the Governor, Mental Health/Mental Retardation Facility Review Task Force, Records, 1966, 1984-1993, 14 cubic ft.
Board for Texas State Hospitals and Special Schools, Minutes, 1951-1955, 1958-1963, 1 cubic ft.
Texas State Board of Control, Records, 1916-1979, 83 cubic ft.
Josephine T. Lamb Collection, 1954-1966, 14 cubic ft.
Austin State School, Correspondence of Superintendent J. W. Bradfield, 1917-1919, 0.3 cubic ft.

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

(Identify the item), Records, Volunteer Services Council for the Austin State School. Archives and Information Services Division, Texas State Library and Archives Commission.

Accession Information

Accession number: 1996/048

These records were transferred to the Texas State Archives by the Texas Department of Mental Health and Mental Retardation on February 1, 1996.

Processing Information

Lisa M. Hendricks, February 1996


Detailed Description of the Records

 

Records, 1957-1988,
1 cubic ft.

box
1996/048-1 Volunteer Council Minutes, 1957-1979
Auditor's Report, 1979-1980
Volunteer Council Minutes, 1980-1988
Volunteer Council, Membership Lists (old), 1964-1983