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Overview

Biographical Sketch

Scope and Contents of the Records

Organization of the Records

Restrictions

Index Terms

Related Material

Administrative Information

Description of Series

State Preservation Board, 1917, 1983-1989, undated,

American Educational Complex College District, 1960, 1965-1990, undated,

Governor's Task Force on Revenue, 1988, 1990-1991,

Texas State Library and Archives Commission

Terrell Blodgett:

An Inventory of Papers at the Texas State Archives, 1917, 1960, 1965-1991, undated



Overview

Creator: Blodgett, Terrell.
Title: Papers
Dates: 1917, 1960, 1965-1991, undated
Abstract: Records consist of correspondence, memos, reports, minutes, financial documents, publications, notes, clippings, and other materials, dating 1917, 1960, 1965-1991, undated, created and gathered from 1987 to 1991 while Blodgett worked on management studies for the state regarding the State Preservation Board/Office of the Architect of the Capitol and the American Educational Complex College District and served as executive director of the Governor's Task Force on Revenue.
Quantity: 6.71 cubic ft.
Language English.

Biographical Sketch

Terrell Blodgett, the Mike Hogg Professor in Urban Management in the L.B.J. School of Public Affairs at the University of Texas at Austin, conducted several management studies for the state and served as executive director of a task force. Blodgett prepared a management audit of the State Preservation Board and Office of the Architect of the Capitol in 1987-1988. He conducted a management study of the American Educational Complex College District, Killeen, Texas in 1989 with cooperation from the State Auditor's Office. In 1991 Governor Ann Richards requested Blodgett serve as executive director of the Governor's Task Force on Revenue.

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Scope and Contents of the Records

Records consist of correspondence, memos, reports, minutes, financial documents, publications, notes, clippings, and other materials, dating 1917, 1960, 1965-1991, undated, created and gathered while Blodgett worked on three projects for the state from 1987 to 1991. For management studies of the State Preservation Board/Office of the Architect of the Capitol and the American Educational Complex College District, Blodgett reviewed pertinent records, analyzed the mission, function, and goals of the office or organization, determined areas needing improvement, and produced a written report of his findings. As executive director of the Governor's Task Force on Revenue, Blodgett coordinated the task force meetings and disseminated information to the task force members.

Copies of audit working papers supplied to Blodgett by the State Auditor's Office were destroyed.

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.

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Organization of the Records

These records are organized into three series and nine subseries:
State Preservation Board, 1917, 1983-1989, 1.1 cubic ft.
American Educational Complex College District, 1960, 1965-1990, undated, 4.64 cubic ft.
  • Subject files, 1960, 1965-1989, 2.74 cubic ft.
  • Printed material, 1967-1968, 1973, 1977, 1987-1990, undated, 1.6 cubic ft.
  • Plats, 1986, 1988, 1989, 0.1 cubic ft.
  • Other material, 1974-1979, 1981, 1987-1990, 0.2 cubic ft.
Governor's Task Force on Revenue, 1988, 1990-1991, 0.97 cubic ft.
  • Minutes and meeting files, April-June 1991, 0.4 cubic ft.
  • Memos to/from executive director, April to June 1991, fractional
  • Proposals, 1988, 1990-1991, 0.4 cubic ft.
  • Administrative matters, March-May 1991, fractional
  • Reference material, 1990-1991, 0.1 cubic ft.

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Restrictions

Restrictions on Access

Interview notes containing sensitive information are restricted by donor until January 26, 2003.

Restrictions on Use

Under the Copyright Act 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. Researchers are responsible for complying with the Copyright Law.

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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. Office of the Architect--Management.
Texas. Office of the Architect--Auditing.
Texas. State Preservation Board--Management.
Texas. State Preservation Board--Auditing.
American Educational Complex College District (Killeen, Tex.)--Auditing.
Texas. Governor's Task Force on Revenue.
Subjects:
Management audit.
Revenue--Texas.
Taxation--Texas.
Document Types:
Financial statements--Texas--1965-1991.
Transcripts--Texas--1965-1989.
Financial records--Texas--1965-1989.
Clippings--Texas--1965-1989.
Minutes--Texas--1988-1991.
Proposals--Texas--1988-1991.
Memorandum--Texas--1991.
Plats--Killeen (Tex.)--1986-1989.
Interviews--Texas--1983-1989.
Contracts--Texas--1965-1989.
Legal documents--Texas--1965-1989.
Correspondence--Texas--1965-1991.
Administrative records--Texas--1965-1991.
Reports--Texas--1965-1991.
Functions:
Auditing.

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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 Office of the Lieutenant Governor, Preservation Board files, 1983-1991, 3 cubic ft.
Capitol Centennial Celebration Finance Committee, Records, 1982-1988, 6 cubic ft.
Texas State Preservation Board, Records, 1836-2000 (bulk 1985-1997), 27.18 cubic ft.

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Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

(Identify the item and cite the series), Terrell Blodgett Papers. Archives and Information Services Division, Texas State Library and Archives Commission.

Accession Information

Accession number: 1992/033

These papers were donated to the Texas State Archives by Terrell Blodgett on November 14, 1991.

Processing Information

Tonia Carlisle, March 1993

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Detailed Description of the Records

 

State Preservation Board, 1917, 1983-1989, undated,
1.1 cubic ft.

Records consist of subject files containing reports, correspondence, memos, financial documents, meeting files, interview notes, and other materials, dating 1917, 1983-1989, undated, created and gathered by Terrell Blodgett while conducting a management audit for the State Preservation Board in 1987 and 1988. Blodgett was charged with reviewing basic statutes and operations of the board, the Permanent Advisory Committee, and the Office of the Architect, including relationships to the Capitol Committee, and making appropriate recommendations for statutory and operational changes.
Arrangement
Folders are arranged alphabetically with subjects and types of materials interfiled.
Preferred Citation
(Identify the item), State Preservation Board, Terrell Blodgett Papers. Archives and Information Services Division, Texas State Library and Archives Commission.
Restrictions on Access
Blodgett's interview notes are restricted by the donor until January 26, 2003.
box
1992/033-1 Accounting reports, 1986-1987
Annual reports, SPB [State Preservation Board], 1985-1987
Appropriations-biennial, 1985
Architects & consultants list, undated
Asbestos problem, 1987
Audits, SPB, 1986-1987
Biographical sketches of staff, undated
Budget, SPB, 1988-89 Op., 1984, 1987
California, 1981, 1984-1985, 1987
Capitol Committee, 1985-1988
Centennial Committee, [1987?]
Collections policy, 1987
Connecticut, 1986, undated
Consultant selection procedure, undated
Contracts, actual documents, 1983-1988
Contracts, listing [1987?]
Correspondence, general, 1987
Correspondence, memos, 1988
Emergency criteria, undated
Exhibitions subcommittee, 1987
Fire safety, 1988
Furnishings inventory, 1987
General Land Office, 1917, 1985, 1987
Goddess of Liberty, 1986
Great Walk project, 1987
Grounds-trees-landscaping, 1986, undated
Hot items, 1987
Job descriptions, 1987, undated
Lease papers under HB 1874, 1987
Management plan, [1987?]
Management review, draft, 6/88
Management review, outline, 1/88
Master plan, 1987
Meeting file, 1/25/88
Meeting file, 6/21/88
Memo of understanding, public finance authority and SPB, 1983, 1987
Michigan, 1987
Minutes, SPB meetings, 1984-1985, 1987
New architect, 1988
Newspaper articles, 1987
Newspaper clippings, 1988
Newspaper clippings, 1989
New York, 1982, 1984, 1987-1988
Other states, 1987, undated
Pennsylvania, 1982
Performance and funds management report, 1987
Permanent Advisory Committee minutes, 1984-1988
Projects, miscellaneous, 1987-1988
Requests for legislative appropriations, 1986
Rules, regs, policies of SPB, 1985, 1987
Secretary of State project, 1987-1988
Statute, SPB, 1983, 1986-1987
U.S. Capitol, undated
Vouchers, 1987-1988
box
1992/033-8 Interview notes, 1987-1988
[2 folders]
RESTRICTED

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American Educational Complex College District, 1960, 1965-1990, undated,
4.64 cubic ft.

Records consist of subject files, transcripts, printed material, financial documents, clippings, and other materials, dating 1960, 1965-1990, undated, gathered and created by Terrell Blodgett while conducting a management study of the American Educational Complex College District in Killeen in 1989. The study was requested by Lieutenant Governor Bill Hobby, House Speaker Gib Lewis, and State Representative Stan Schlueter, D-Killeen, to investigate allegations of mismanagement published in the Houston Chronicle. Blodgett requested assistance from the State Auditor's Office when he discovered that the complex's financial affairs were more difficult to unravel than he had first thought.
Copies of audit working papers supplied to Blodgett by the State Auditor's Office were destroyed after an SAO auditor reviewed the materials. Audit working papers are excepted from public disclosure under the Public Information Act, Section 552.116.
Organization
These records are organized into four subseries:
Subject files, 1960, 1965-1989, 2.74 cubic ft.
Printed material, 1967-1968, 1973, 1977, 1987-1990, undated, 1.6 cubic ft.
Plats, 1986, 1988, 1989, 0.1 cubic ft.
Other material, 1974-1979, 1981, 1987-1990, 0.2 cubic ft.
Preferred Citation
(Identify the item and cite the subseries), American Educational Complex College District, Terrell Blodgett Papers. Archives and Information Services Division, Texas State Library and Archives Commission.
Restrictions on Access
Blodgett's interview notes are restricted by the donor until January 26, 2003.
Subject files, 1960, 1965-1989, undated,
2.74 cubic ft.
Subject files consist of correspondence, legal documents, memos, contracts, minutes, and other material, dating 1960, 1965-1989, undated, compiled by Blodgett while researching AEC's organization, management structure, and relationships with the military and industries.
Arrangement
Files are arranged somewhat alphabetically and material may be filed under topic or record type.
Preferred Citation
(Identify the item), Subject files, American Educational Complex College District, Terrell Blodgett Papers. Archives and Information Services Division, Texas State Library and Archives Commission.
Restrictions on Access
Blodgett's interview notes are restricted by donor until January 26, 2003.
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1992/033-2 Accreditation, 1989
[Adverse?] letters, 1987-1988
AEC [American Educational Complex] minutes, 1976-1979, 1989
AG [Attorney General] opinions, 1960-1989
American Group Trust Committee, 1973-1989
A & M, 1989
Aircraft-pilot-program, 1989
Airport, 1989, undated
Analysis study, 1988
Anderson, Dr. [James], 1988-1989, undated
Appropriations-statute, actual, 1989, undated
Appropriations-request, actual, 1987-1988
American Group, 1989
Aquarius computer, 1988
API [American Preparatory Institute], 1973-1989
API, annual report, 1988-1989
American Technical Institute Bulletin, 1987
Appraisal Dist. contract, 1989, undated
Army contracts, 1984
Ashworth, [Kenneth] 1979, 1988-1989, undated
Assessment, 1987
ATI [American Technical Institute], 1981-1989
ATU [American Technological University], 1973-1989, undated
[2 folders]
Audits, 1978-1989
[2 folders]
Bell County contract, 1978, 1988-1989
Board documents, [1989?]
Boards, governing, 1970-1989
Board minutes, CTC/AECCD, 1965-1989
Board training, 1986-1989
Budget, AEC, 1989
Building communities, undated
By-laws, AECCD, 1987
Cain contract, 1989
CTC [Central Texas College], 1965-1989
Cert. of obligation & notes, 1987-1989, undated
Central Texas Computronics, 1969, 1989
Child development center, 1978
box
1992/033-3 Contract, mine, 1989
Comt. on contracting & auditing, 1989
Comt. on finance, 1980
Central Texas Area Foundation, 1968-1984
Central Texas Education Corporation, 1973-1989
Consulting, 1988
Corrections, Texas Dept. of, 1988-1989
Coordinating board, 1987-1989
Contracting, AECCD policy, 1979, 1988-1989
Contracts, AEC, with auditor, others, 1988
Conservatorship, 1989
Control policy, 1987, 1989
Depository, 1987, undated
Double O Resources Corp., 1988
Economic development, 1989, undated
EDS [Electronic Data Systems], 1983, 1989
Enrollment figures, 1987-1989
Europe, 1973, 1989
Evaluation, 1986-1989
Faculty pay, 1989, undated
Farrell, Bob, 1989
Federal grants, generally, 1970-1971
Financial reports & supp, 1985-1989
Formula elements of cost, 1989, undated
Greenleaf Hospital, 1986-1989
General-more than 1 subject, 1982-1988
HOT, 1989
Industrial contracts, [1989?]
Insurance, 1981, 1989
Internal audit, 1985-1989
Johnson, Jake, 1983, 1989
Key dates, 1973-1989
Key personnel, 1976, 1989
Killeen Mall, 1988-1989, undated
Land, 1971, 1989
Lindley, James, 1988-1989
Leaks, 1988
Letters to top officials, 1987
Mgmt of funds-AEC policy, 1976-1987
Manpower programs, 1979-1989
Military contracts, 1987-1989, undated
Military education, 1977, 1987-1989
Military regulations, 1986-1987
Morton, [Luis] contract & house, 1965-1989
Morton, memos, 1986-1988
box
1992/033-4 Navy, 1981, 1983
News clippings, 1988-1989
Nursing program, 1968, 1978
Open records request, 1987-1988
Organizational chart, 1987-1989, undated
Orientation material, 1988-1989
Pending matters, undated
Personnel, 1982, 1989
Pictures, 1989
Policy statements, 1987, 1989, undated
Population, 1988
President's reports, 1987
Private schools/AEC, 1988-1989
Professional Assn., 1989
Professional personnel, 1988
Public relations material, 1969-1989, undated
Reorganization, 1979
Revenue bonds, 1989
RIAT [Research Institute for Advanced Technology], 1976-1989
Role & scope, undated
Radio-TV, 1989, undated
Regional councils, undated
Report contents, 1989, undated
Rules and regulations, 1989
SALLIE MAE [Student Loan Marketing Association], 1988-1989, undated
Student Loan Marketing Assn. Facility, 1988
SAO [State Auditor's Office] involvement, 1989
Schlueter, [Rep. Stan], [1989?]
Separate doc. 54, 1979, 1984
Separation question, 1988-1989
Service area, 1971, 1975
Spring schedule, 1989
Sinking funds, 1966-1989
Statutes, undated
Student interviews, 1989
Swartz, [Phillip], 1967, 1988-1989
TASB [Texas Association of School Boards], 1989
Taxpayers group, 1987
Telecomputer grid, 1972-1973, 1989
Telephone number, undated
TLC [?], 1989
TMR Report [Texas Municipal Reports], 1984-1988
Travel agency contract, 1988-1989
TRS [Teacher Retirement System], 1988-1989
Upward mobility, 1988
Voc tech education, 1980-1987, undated
Withdrawal, 1985-1987
Woods Res. Treatment Center, 1987-1989
box
1992/033-8 Interview notes,
[4 folders]
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Printed material, 1967-1968, 1973, 1977, 1987-1990, undated,
1.6 cubic ft.
Records consist of reports, financial statements, budgets, manuals, management studies, and reports of corrective action by the AEC answering the problems raised by the study. Materials date 1967-1968, 1973, 1977, 1987-1990, and undated.
Arrangement
These materials are arranged in no particular order.
Preferred Citation
(Identify the item), Printed material, American Educational Complex College District, Terrell Blodgett Papers. Archives and Information Services Division, Texas State Library and Archives Commission.
box
1992/033-4 To Be Different Is To Be Wrong?, [1988?]
Consolidated Budget, FY ending 8/31/89
Management Study of AECCD, Blodgett, 1989
box
1992/033-5 Classified Personnel Compensation Study, 1988
Management Study of AECCD, Blodgett, 1989
Consolidated Financial Statement, FY ended 8/31/87
Consolidated Budget, FY ending 8/31/87
Central Texas College Special Review, 1978
Report to Legislative Audit Committee, 1989
Appendices to Report to Leg. Audit Comm., 1989
Central Texas College Self-Study, 1973
Teacher Retirement System [?], [1988?]
American Technological University, Financial Statements, FY ended June 30, 1988
Criteria to be Met and Procedures to be Followed in the Creation of Public Junior Colleges in Texas, 1968
DOD Voluntary Education Report, 1987
Army Training Report, 1988
Workplace Basics, 1988
Salvaging Minority Transfer Students, 1988
DOD Tuition Assistance Program, 1988
AEC information packet, [1988?]
Audit Report of Central Texas Union Junior College, year ending 8/31/67
Continental & Internation Campuses Budget, FY ending 8/31/90
AEC, Salary Schedule, FY ending 8/31/90
American Preparatory Institute Budget, FY ending 8/31/90
Consolidated Financial Statement, FY ending 8/31/88
Central Texas College, Quality Control Manual, undated
AECCD Financial Statements, 8/31/89
Third Report of Corrective Action to Report of Management Study, 1990
Consolidated Budget, FY ending 8/31/90
AECCD Financial Statements, 8/31/90
box
1992/033-6 Initial Report of Corrective Action to Report of Management Study, 1989
Second Report of Corrective Action to Report of Management Study, 1989
Final Report of Corrective Action to Report of Management Study, 1990
Texas Campuses Budget, FY ending 8/31/90
Plats, 1986, 1988, 1989,
0.1 cubic ft.
Subseries consists of four plats, dating 1986, 1988, 1989, of the American Educational Complex campus in Killeen.
Arrangement
Materials are in no particular order.
Preferred Citation
(Identify the item), Plats, American Educational Complex College District, Terrell Blodgett Papers. Archives and Information Services Division, Texas State Library and Archives Commission.
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1992/033-6 Plats
Other material, 1973-1977, 1981, 1987-1991,
0.2 cubic ft.
This subseries consists of correspondence, clippings, printed material, financial documents and other materials, dating 1973-1977, 1981, 1987-1991, which discuss issues raised by the management study. Material regarding other public junior colleges, personnel, and administrative matters are included in the subseries.
Arrangement
Materials in folders are in no particular order.
Preferred Citation
(Identify the item), Other material, American Educational Complex College District, Terrell Blodgett Papers. Archives and Information Services Division, Texas State Library and Archives Commission.
box
1992/033-6 AECCD follow-up on report, 1973-1977, 1989-1991
AECCD news clips, 1989-1990
Unfinished business, 1981, 1987-1989

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Governor's Task Force on Revenue, 1988, 1990-1991,
0.97 cubic ft.

Records are minutes, meeting files, proposals, correspondence, memos, clippings, and other materials, dating 1988, 1990-1991, created and gathered while Blodgett served as executive director of the Governor's Task Force on Revenue from April to June 1991. The task force was charged with informing the citizens of Texas about revenue sources for state and local government services, reviewing and evaluating the system of revenue and taxation, and recommending an equitable revenue system.
Organization
These records are organized into five subseries:
Minutes and meeting files, April-June 1991, 0.4 cubic ft.
Memos to/from executive director, April to June 1991, fractional
Proposals, 1988, 1990-1991, 0.4 cubic ft.
Administrative matters, March-May 1991, fractional
Reference material, 1990-1991, 0.1 cubic ft.
Preferred Citation
(Identify the item and cite the subseries), Governor's Task Force on Revenue, Terrell Blodgett Papers. Archives and Information Services Division, Texas State Library and Archives Commission.
Minutes and meeting files, 1991,
0.4 cubic ft.
Minutes and meeting files consist of minutes, reports, and other materials, dating April to June 1991, resulting from the organizational meeting, regular meetings, and public hearings of the task force. Included are reports from state agencies and individuals presented at the meetings.
Arrangement
Files are arranged chronologically by meeting date.
Preferred Citation
(Identify the item), Minutes and meeting files, Governor's Task Force on Revenue, Terrell Blodgett Papers. Archives and Information Services Division, Texas State Library and Archives Commission.
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1992/033-6 Minutes and meeting files, April 11-June 29, 1991
[11 folders]
Memos to/from the executive director, 1991,
fractional
Records consist of memos and supporting documents, dating April to June 1991, discussing the progress of the task force. There are also some memos from Coyle Kelly, Director of Research for the task force.
Arrangement
Records are not in any particular order.
Preferred Citation
(Identify the item), Memos to/from executive director, Governor's Task Force on Revenue, Terrell Blodgett Papers. Archives and Information Services Division, Texas State Library and Archives Commission.
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1992/033-6 Memos, April-June 1991
Proposals, 1988, 1990-1991,
0.4 cubic ft.
Records consist of letters and reports providing opinions and proposals on increasing state revenue through taxes and other sources of revenue, such as a state personal income tax and tuition increases. Materials date from 1988 and 1990 to 1991. Included are proposals and statements from the Texas Association of Taxpayers, Texas Association of School Boards, and Bernard Weinstein.
Arrangement
Material is grouped by proposals from individuals and organizations and proposals by task force members. Within these two groupings, there is no apparent arrangement.
Preferred Citation
(Identify the item), Proposals, Governor's Task Force on Revenue, Terrell Blodgett Papers. Archives and Information Services Division, Texas State Library and Archives Commission.
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1992/033-6 By individuals and organizations
[1 of 5 folders]
box
1992/033-7 By individuals and organizations
[2-5 of 5 folders]
By task force members
[2 folders]
Tuition
Administrative matters, 1991,
fractional
Records include a workplan, agenda, press release, copy of executive order, letters, and financial documents created while organizing the task force. Materials date from March to May 1991.
Arrangement
Material is in no particular order.
Preferred Citation
(Identify the item), Administrative matters, Governor's Task Force on Revenue, Terrell Blodgett Papers. Archives and Information Services Division, Texas State Library and Archives Commission.
box
1992/033-7 Administrative matters, 1991
Reference material, 1990-1991,
0.1 cubic ft.
Records consist of newspaper clippings, reports, tables, and other material on past budget projections, comparisons with other states, and possible solutions for increasing revenue. Materials date from 1990 to 1991.
Arrangement
There is no arrangement within folders.
Preferred Citation
(Identify the item), Reference material, Governor's Task Force on Revenue, Terrell Blodgett Papers. Archives and Information Services Division, Texas State Library and Archives Commission.
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1992/033-7 Newspaper articles, 1990-1991
General tax info, 1990-1991

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