Texas State Library and Archives Commission

Texas Governor George W. Bush:

An Inventory of Governor George W. Bush Executive Assistant's Office Files Located at the George W. Bush Presidential Library, 1944, 1947, 1960, 1962, 1967, 1977-1978, 1980-1981, 1983-2000, undated, bulk 1995-1999



Overview

Creator: Texas. Governor (1995-2000 : Bush)
Title: Governor George W. Bush Executive Assistant's Office files
Dates: 1944, 1947, 1960, 1962, 1967, 1977-1978, 1980-1981, 1983-2000, undated
Dates: bulk 1995-1999
Abstract: The Executive Assistant to Texas Governor George W. Bush was directly responsible for the following divisions in the Texas Office of the Governor: Scheduling Office, internal auditor, Governor's Mansion administration, and emergency management. In addition, the executive assistant managed the day-to-day operations of the Governor's Office and served as intermediary for staff access to Governor Bush. Records are correspondence, memoranda, reports, plans, publications, maps, photographs, printed material, legislative documents, notes, press releases, news clippings, speeches, briefings, calendars, resumes, employment and appointment applications, audio and videotapes, briefing book, proposals, biographical information, resolutions, job postings, directories, lists, file inventory, travel records, time records, surveys, and policy papers, dating 1944, 1947, 1960, 1962, 1967, 1977-1978, 1980-1981, 1983-2000, undated, bulk 1995-1999, from the office of the Executive Assistant to Texas Governor George W. Bush. Joe Allbaugh served as executive assistant from 1995 to mid-1999.
Quantity: 25.8 cubic ft.
Location: The records are located at the George W. Bush Presidential Library in Dallas, Texas.
Language: These materials are written predominately in English.
Repository: Texas State Archives

Agency History

The governor of Texas is the chief executive officer of the state, elected by the citizens every four years. The duties and responsibilities of the governor include serving as commander-in-chief of the state's military forces; convening special sessions of the legislature for specific purposes; delivering to the legislature at the beginning of each regular session a report on the condition of the state, an accounting of all public money under the governor's control, a recommended biennial budget, an estimate of the amounts of money required to be raised by taxation, and any recommendations he deems necessary; signing or vetoing bills passed by the legislature; and executing the laws of the state. The governor can grant reprieves and commutations of punishment and pardons, upon the recommendation of the Board of Pardons and Paroles, and revoke conditional pardons. He appoints numerous state officials (with the consent of the Senate), fills vacancies in state and district offices (except vacancies in the legislature), calls special elections to fill vacancies in the legislature, fills vacancies in the United States Senate until an election can be held, and serves as ex officio member of several state boards.

The office of governor was first established by the Constitution of 1845 and superseded the office of president of the Republic of Texas. The position now exists under authority of Article IV, Section 1 of the Constitution of 1876 and Texas Government Code, Chapter 401. To be elected governor, a person must be at least thirty years old, a United States citizen, and a resident of Texas for at least five years preceding the election. In 1972, the term of office was extended from two to four years, effective in 1975. Since 1856 the governor has had the use of the Governor's Mansion.

In 1999 there were 198 full time equivalent employees in the Office of the Governor. Thirteen divisions outside of the Executive Office assist the governor in carrying out his functions: Administration, Appointments, Budget & Planning, Communications, General Counsel, Legislative, Policy, Scheduling, Criminal Justice Division, Governor's Committee on People with Disabilities, Office of Film, Music, Television and Multimedia Industries, Women's Commission, and Texas Council on Workforce and Economic Competitiveness.

Joe Allbaugh served as Executive Assistant to Texas Governor George W. Bush from January 1995 through June 1999, after which he joined Bush's presidential campaign. The executive assistant was directly responsible for the Scheduling Office, internal auditor, Governor's Mansion administration, and emergency management. In addition, memos from staff directed to the governor often were funneled through Allbaugh. He managed the day-to-day operations of the Governor's Office and appears to have assigned responsibilities to staff and directed work flow. Much of what Governor Bush saw apparently passed through Allbaugh. Reggie Bashur was deputy executive assistant in 1995; Dale Laine served as deputy executive assistant in 1996 and 1997. Joyce Sibley served as Allbaugh's administrative assistant. Clay Johnson, who had been Appointments Director, became executive assistant after Allbaugh left.

(Sources include: Guide to Texas State Agencies, 9th and 10th eds., (1996 and 1999); the contents of the records; and versions of the Governor's Office web site during Governor Bush's term available on the Internet Archive at http://web.archive.org/web/*/http://www.governor.state.tx.us, accessed on March 3, 2009.)


George W. Bush Biographical Sketch

George W. Bush served as governor of Texas from January 17, 1995 to December 21, 2000, resigning as governor in the middle of his second term to become president of the United States.

He challenged the incumbent governor, Democrat Ann Richards, running on promises to improve public education and to reform the juvenile justice system, welfare, and the state's tort laws -- the system under which an injured person may sue for damages. During the 74th Legislature in 1995, he worked with the Democrats who controlled both houses of the Texas legislature and managed to get bills passed that dealt with the four issues he had emphasized in his campaign. Bush was seen as pro-business and a consensus-builder.

Bush advocated and signed the two largest tax cuts to date in Texas history, totaling over $3 billion. To pay for the cuts, he sought (unsuccessfully) federal approval of a plan to privatize Texas' social services. Education reform was a priority throughout his terms, with legislation emphasizing local control of schools, higher standards, and a revised curriculum. Controversy has followed, with charter schools mired in financial scandals and protests against one test determining a child's promotion. After winning reelection in 1998, Bush began his bid for the presidency and was not as involved in the 76th Legislature in 1999.

George W. Bush was born July 6, 1946 in New Haven, Connecticut and grew up in Midland and Houston, Texas. He graduated from Andover Academy, and received a bachelor's degree from Yale University and a master's from Harvard Business School. He served as a pilot in the Texas Air National Guard. In 1978, Bush was defeated in a run for the U.S. Congress in West Texas. He was involved in energy exploration from the 1970s into the 1980s. From 1989 until his election as governor, Bush worked with the Texas Rangers baseball organization, leading a group of partners in purchasing the team, and then serving as managing general partner. He married Laura Welch in 1977; they have two daughters.

(Sources include: Versions of the Governor's Office web site during Governor Bush's term available on the Internet Archive at http://web.archive.org/web/*/http://www.governor.state.tx.us, accessed on March 3, 2009.)


Scope and Contents of the Records

The executive assistant to Texas Governor George W. Bush was directly responsible for the following divisions in the Texas Office of the Governor: Scheduling Office, internal auditor, Governor's Mansion administration, and emergency management. In addition, the executive assistant managed the day-to-day operations of the Governor's Office and served as intermediary for staff access to Governor Bush. Records are correspondence, memoranda, reports, plans, publications, maps, photographs, printed material, legislative documents, notes, press releases, news clippings, speeches, briefings, calendars, resumes, employment and appointment applications, audio and videotapes, briefing book, proposals, biographical information, resolutions, job postings, directories, lists, file inventory, travel records, time records, surveys, and policy papers, dating 1944, 1947, 1960, 1962, 1967, 1977-1978, 1980-1981, 1983-2000, undated, bulk 1995-1999, from the office of the Executive Assistant to Texas Governor George W. Bush. Joe Allbaugh served as executive assistant from 1995 to mid-1999, succeeded by Clay Johnson. Subjects cover the range of issues facing the governor, including state agency administration, appointments, budget, criminal justice, economic development, education, emergency management, energy, environment, ethics, gambling, Governor's Office functions and divisions, health and human services, housing and community development, land and cultural resources, legislation, military, military base closures, taxation, transportation, utilities, volunteerism, water, welfare, workforce, and relations with Mexico, state and federal agencies, corporations, and organizations. Some files of Deputy Executive Assistant Dale Laine are included. Correspondents include Governor's Office staff such as the general counsel, state and federal agencies' staff, executives of corporations, and others.

This finding aid describes a portion of Texas Governor George W. Bush's records. See Texas Governor George W. Bush: An Introduction to Governor George W. Bush Records for more records series. If you are reading this electronically, click on the link to go to the finding aid. If you are reading this in paper, the main finding aid is found at a separate divider within the binder.


 

Organization of the Records

These records are organized into seven series:
Subject files, 1944, 1947, 1960, 1962, 1967, 1977-1978, 1980-1981, 1983-1999, undated, bulk 1995-1999, 21.65 cubic ft.
Correspondence file, 1991-1998, bulk 1995-1998, 0.35 cubic ft.
Requests and recommendations, 1987-1989, 1992-1999, undated, bulk 1994-1999, 1.1 cubic ft.
Governors' association files, 1990-1999, bulk 1994-1999, 0.9 cubic ft.
General files, 1993, 1995-2000, 1.2 cubic ft.
Calendars, 1998-1999, 0.2 cubic ft.
Dale Laine's files, 1996-1997, bulk 1997, 0.4 cubic ft.

Restrictions

Restrictions on Access

Because of the possibility that portions of these records fall under Public Information Act exceptions, an archivist must review these records before they can be accessed for research. The records may be requested for research under the provisions of the Public Information Act (V.T.C.A., Government Code, Chapter 552). The researcher may request an interview with an archivist or submit a request by mail (Texas State Library and Archives Commission, P. O. Box 12927, Austin, TX 78711), fax (512-463-5436), email (Dir_Lib@tsl.state.tx.us), or see our web page (https://www.tsl.state.tx.us/requestgovernorbushrecords.html). Include enough description and detail about the information requested to enable the archivist to accurately identify and locate the information. (Note: The Governor's Office has requested that the State Archives contact the Public Information Coordinator for the Governor's Office when we receive a Public Information Act request for these records.) If our review reveals information that may be excepted by the Public Information Act, we are obligated to seek an open records decision from the Attorney General on whether the records can be released. The Public Information Act allows the Archives ten working days after receiving a request to make this determination. The Attorney General has 45 working days to render a decision. Alternately, the Archives can inform you of the nature of the potentially excepted information and if you agree, that information can be redacted or removed and you can access the remainder of the records.

Records series described in this finding aid have access restrictions specific to each of them. The terms of access are found following the series' descriptions.

Restrictions on Use

Most records created by Texas state agencies are not copyrighted. 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.).

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

To view the videotapes or listen to the audiocassettes please contact Archives staff.

Technical Requirements

Audio cassette tapes may require a listening copy to be made.

Video tapes are in VHS format.

Computer disks are 3.5" and hardware and software requirements are unknown.


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:
Allbaugh, Joe.
Laine, Dale.
Bush, George W. (George Walker), 1946-
Corporate Names:
Texas. Office of the Governor.
Subjects:
Economic development--Texas.
Education--Texas.
Criminal justice, Administration of--Texas.
Housing policy--Texas.
Community development--Texas.
Taxation--Texas.
Emergency management--Texas.
Labor supply--Texas.
Military bases--Texas.
Administrative agencies--Texas.
Transportation--Texas.
Natural resources--Texas.
Human services--Texas.
Public health--Texas.
Places:
Texas--Politics and government--1951-
Texas--Officials and employees--Selection and appointment.
Texas--Economic development.
Texas--Relations--Mexico.
Mexico--Relations--Texas.
Document Types:
Correspondence--Texas--Governors--bulk 1995-1999.
Memorandums--Texas--Governors--bulk 1995-1999.
Clippings--Texas--Governors--bulk 1995-1999.
Speeches--Texas--Governors--bulk 1995-1999.
Reports--Texas--Governors--bulk 1995-1999.
Legislative records--Texas--Governors--bulk 1995-1999.
Press releases--Texas--Governors--bulk 1995-1999.
Audio cassettes--Texas--Governors--bulk 1995-1999.
Photographs--Texas--Governors--bulk 1995-1999.
Videocassettes--Texas--Governors--bulk 1995-1999.
Functions:
Administering government.
Influencing government policy of Texas.

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
These series of Governor Bush's records also contain materials from high-level staff concerning a wide variety of subjects.
Texas Governor George W. Bush General Counsel Legal opinions and advice, 1892, 1918, 1921, 1925, 1932, 1942-1944, 1948, 1954, 1956, 1963, 1965, 1968-1969, 1972-2000, bulk 1995-2000, 14 cubic ft.
Texas Governor George W. Bush Policy Office files, 1970, 1982-2000, bulk 1995-2000, 63.25 cubic ft.

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

(Identify the item and cite the series), Texas Governor George W. Bush Executive Assistant's Office files. Archives and Information Services Division, Texas State Library and Archives Commission.

Accession Information

Accession number: 2002/151

In December 2000, Governor George W. Bush designated the George Bush Presidential Library as the repository for the records from his tenure as Governor of Texas, under authority of Texas Government Code, Section 441.201. Shortly after he left office, the records were shipped to the Bush Library in College Station, Texas. Texas Attorney General John Cornyn ruled the records are state records subject to the Texas Public Information Act and the management of the Texas State Library and Archives Commission even after transfer to a federal facility (Opinion No. JC-0498, May 3, 2002). In July 2002 the records were transferred from the Bush Library to the Texas State Archives in Austin for preparation for research use. In June 2003, a memorandum of understanding signed by representatives of the National Archives and Records Administration, the Texas State Library and Archives Commission, and George W. Bush replaced a January 2002 interim memorandum of understanding. The records were moved to the George W. Bush Presidential Library in February 2013.

Processed by

Tony Black, November 2002 [Deputy Executive Assistant Dale Laine's files]

Tonia J. Wood, January 2005

Finding aid revised and made DACS compliant by Tonia J. Wood, April 2013


Detailed Description of the Records

 

Subject files, 1944, 1947, 1960, 1962, 1967, 1977-1978, 1980-1981, 1983-1999, undated, bulk 1995-1999,
21.65 cubic ft.

The Executive Assistant to Texas Governor George W. Bush was directly responsible for the following divisions in the Texas Office of the Governor: Scheduling Office, internal auditor, Governor's Mansion administration, and emergency management. In addition, the executive assistant managed the day-to-day operations of the Governor's Office and served as intermediary for staff access to Governor Bush. Subject files contain correspondence, memos, reports, studies, printed material, testimony, clippings, court documents, lists, agenda, proposals, memoranda of understanding, orders, legislative records, cost estimates, bid documents, biographical information, speeches, talking points, press releases, programs, resumes, application forms, organizational charts, tables, plans, rules, presentation materials, transcripts, maps, video tapes, photographs, and other attachments, 1944, 1947, 1960, 1962, 1967, 1977-1978, 1980-1981, 1983-1999, undated, bulk 1995-1999, from the Executive Assistant to Texas Governor George W. Bush. Joe Allbaugh served as executive assistant in the Governor's Office from 1995 through mid-1999. Records concern issues such as agriculture, appointments, budget, criminal justice, economic development, education, emergency management, energy, the environment, ethics, gambling, health and human services, housing, legislation, litigation, military, military base closures, public safety, taxation, transportation, welfare, and the workforce. Files also exist for functions of and divisions within the Governor's Office such as Criminal Justice Division, Press, Correspondence, Administration, General Counsel, Budget and Planning, and Policy, as well as state and federal agencies, corporations, and organizations. Correspondents include Governor's Office staff such as general counsels Al Gonzales and Margaret Wilson, Policy director Vance McMahan, Budget and Planning director Albert Hawkins, Communications head Karen Hughes, federal and state agencies' officials and staff, executives of corporations and organizations, and others.
For the finding aid for this series see Texas Governor George W. Bush, Executive Assistant's Office Subject files. If you are reading this electronically, click on the links to go to the separate finding aids. If you are reading this in paper, the full finding aids are found at separate dividers within the binder.



 

Correspondence file, 1991-1998, bulk 1995-1998,
0.35 cubic ft.

The Executive Assistant to Texas Governor George W. Bush managed the day-to-day operations of the Governor's Office and served as intermediary for staff access to Governor Bush. Records are correspondence with attachments including clippings, printed material, a photograph, and a videotape, 1991-1998, bulk 1995-1998, from the Executive Assistant's Office in the office of Texas Governor George W. Bush. The correspondence file covers requests and thanks for meetings, recommendations for appointments, legislation, emergency management, Union Pacific/Southern Pacific railroad merger, criminal justice issues, redistricting, electric industry, economic development, problems with agencies, Republican caucus, Four County Task Force, and offerings of products and services. Correspondents include corporate executives, state legislators, governors and officials from other states, federal officials, and constituents. Joe Allbaugh served as executive assistant to Governor George W. Bush.
Arrangement
These records are arranged alphabetically by last name of correspondent, and then chronologically. A few documents are filed by name of the state employing the correspondent (New Mexico, Virginia, etc.).
Restrictions on Access
Because of the possibility that portions of these records fall under Public Information Act exceptions, including, but not limited to, home address, home telephone number, personal cellular phone number, personal pager number, personal family information of government employees or officials (V.T.C.A., Government Code, Section 552.117), an archivist must review these records before they can be accessed for research. The records may be requested for research under the provisions of the Public Information Act (V.T.C.A., Government Code, Chapter 552). The researcher may request an interview with an archivist or submit a request by mail (Texas State Library and Archives Commission, P. O. Box 12927, Austin, TX 78711), fax (512-463-5436), email (Dir_Lib@tsl.state.tx.us), or see our web page (https://www.tsl.state.tx.us/requestgovernorbushrecords.html). Include enough description and detail about the information requested to enable the archivist to accurately identify and locate the information. (Note: The Governor's Office has requested that the State Archives contact the Public Information Coordinator for the Governor's Office when we receive a Public Information Act request for these records.) If our review reveals information that may be excepted by the Public Information Act, we are obligated to seek an open records decision from the Attorney General on whether the records can be released. The Public Information Act allows the Archives ten working days after receiving a request to make this determination. The Attorney General has 45 working days to render a decision. Alternately, the Archives can inform you of the nature of the potentially excepted information and if you agree, that information can be redacted or removed and you can access the remainder of the records.
Restrictions on Use
Most records created by Texas state agencies are not copyrighted. 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.).
To view the videotape please contact Archives staff.
Researchers are required to wear gloves provided by the Archives when reviewing photographic materials.
Technical Requirements
Videotape is in VHS format.
Preferred Citation
(Identify the item), Correspondence file, Texas Governor George W. Bush Executive Assistant's Office files. Archives and Information Services Division, Texas State Library and Archives Commission.
Processed by
Tonia J. Wood, January 2005
Box
2002/151-317 Adams-Bellmon, 1995-1997
Berlanga-Brimer, 1995-1997
[File contains correspondence assigned the following unique number: 9602280059]
Brown-Bullock, 1995-1997
Burrow-Bush, Neil, 1995-1997
Cain-Coleman, 1996
The Century Council, Alcohol 101, 1997-1998
[2 folders]
Collins, Richard, 1997
Combs-Cook, 1995-1997
Corso-Culberson, 1995-1997
[File contains correspondence assigned the following unique numbers: 9601160054, 9601180016]
Daniels-Davis, 1991-1993, 1997
Evans, Lee, 1997
Finnell-Harris, 1995-1997
[File contains correspondence assigned the following unique number: 9509250058]
Holt, Robert B., 1994-1995
[Contains possibly excepted information: home address of government official]
Hunter-Junell, 1995-1996
Kuntz-Ladd, 1995-1997
[File contains correspondence assigned the following unique number: 9602280061]
Madera-Meriwether, 1995-1997
Mifsud-Montford, 1995-1997
[File contains correspondence assigned the following unique number: 9510160067]
New Mexico-O'Connor, 1995-1996
Oklahoma, A Government as good as our people, report of the Governor's Commission on Government Performance, December 1995
Orsini-Oxford, 1995-1997
[File contains correspondence assigned the following unique numbers: 9510310148; 9604040044]
Ozymy, 1997
Paul-Rigsbee, 1996-1997
Robertson-Romer, 1996-1997
Sanchez-Schustereit, 1995-1997
Self-Sundquist, 1996-1998
Symington-Teigen, 1995, 1997
Union Pacific Resources [printed material], 1997
[3 folders]
Virginia-Williamson, 1995-1998
[File contains correspondence assigned the following unique number: 9508080154]



 

Requests and recommendations, 1987-1989, 1992-1999, undated, bulk 1994-1999,
1.1 cubic ft.

The Executive Assistant to Texas Governor George W. Bush was directly responsible for the following divisions in the Texas Office of the Governor: Scheduling Office, internal auditor, Governor's Mansion administration, and emergency management. In addition, the executive assistant managed the day-to-day operations of the Governor's Office and served as intermediary for staff access to Governor Bush. Records are correspondence, resumes, employment and appointment applications, biographical information, printed material, and clippings, 1987-1989, 1992-1999, undated, bulk 1994-1999, sent to or from Joe Allbaugh, Executive Assistant to Texas Governor George W. Bush. Letters request or recommend employment for individuals: within the Governor's Office, with other state agencies (including the Lottery Commission, General Services Commission, and Texas Department of Housing and Community Affairs executive director positions), with the potential presidential campaign, or other positions. There are occasional offers of resignation or assistance and requests for appointments. Materials are included both for individuals who were hired and those who were not hired. Biographical information and employment history for some of Governor Bush's senior staff is contained in the files. Recommendations are authored by Joe Allbaugh, Karl Rove, Governor Bush's family and friends, members of the Texas Legislature and U.S. Congress, and others. The requests forwarded to the exploratory committee were originally in a folder titled "Responses from Julie." The following exceptions were not noted in the folder listing because most folders contain one or more of these types of information: home address, home telephone number, social security number, or personal family information of current or former official or employee of a governmental body; drivers license numbers; and email addresses.
Arrangement
These records are divided between requests and recommendations relating to the Governor's Office and requests forwarded to Bush's presidential exploratory committee; both groups are arranged alphabetically by last name of applicant.
Restrictions on Access
Because of the possibility that portions of these records fall under Public Information Act exceptions including, but not limited to, home address and phone numbers of government employees or officials, social security numbers, and personal family information (V.T.C.A., Government Code, Sections 552.117 and 552.1175); driver's license numbers (V.T.C.A., Government Code, Section 552.130); email addresses (V.T.C.A., Government Code, Section 552.137); student records (V.T.C.A., Government Code, Sections 552.026 and 552.114); and information protected under common law privacy (V.T.C.A., Government Code, Section 552.101), an archivist must review these records before they can be accessed for research. The records may be requested for research under the provisions of the Public Information Act (V.T.C.A., Government Code, Chapter 552). The researcher may request an interview with an archivist or submit a request by mail (Texas State Library and Archives Commission, P. O. Box 12927, Austin, TX 78711), fax (512-463-5436), email (Dir_Lib@tsl.state.tx.us), or see our web page (https://www.tsl.state.tx.us/requestgovernorbushrecords.html). Include enough description and detail about the information requested to enable the archivist to accurately identify and locate the information. (Note: The Governor's Office has requested that the State Archives contact the Public Information Coordinator for the Governor's Office when we receive a Public Information Act request for these records.) If our review reveals information that may be excepted by the Public Information Act, we are obligated to seek an open records decision from the Attorney General on whether the records can be released. The Public Information Act allows the Archives ten working days after receiving a request to make this determination. The Attorney General has 45 working days to render a decision. Alternately, the Archives can inform you of the nature of the potentially excepted information and if you agree, that information can be redacted or removed and you can access the remainder of the records.
Restrictions on Use
Most records created by Texas state agencies are not copyrighted. 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.).
Preferred Citation
(Identify the item), Requests and recommendations, Texas Governor George W. Bush Executive Assistant's Office files. Archives and Information Services Division, Texas State Library and Archives Commission.
Processed by
Tonia J. Wood, January 2005
Requests and recommendations for employment or appointment by Governor's Office, 1987-1989, 1992-1999
Box
2002/151-318 Adams-Ames, 1996-1998
Andrews-Anthony, 1996-1999
Anton, 1997
Armstrong-Ayers, 1995-1999
[Contains possibly excepted information: common law privacy]
Badenhausen-Banks, 1995-1997
Barnhill-Bast, 1995-1999
Benavidez-Bishop, 1994-1997
Bisor-Boone, 1994-1995
Brainard, 1997
Braniff-Brezina, 1995-1997
Brown, 1994, 1996-1998
Brownridge-Busick, 1995-1996
Cain-Carter, 1995, 1997-1998
Castro-Clayton, 1995-1998
Coffee-Coyle, 1994-1996
Crabb-Cummings, 1995-1996
Decker-Delaughter, 1996-1997
Demerson-Dennis, Candace, 1996, 1999, undated
Dennis, David-Donohoe, 1996, 1999, undated
Dougherty-Dyer, 1995-1997
Eacono-Estes, 1994-1995, 1997-1998
Faithfull-Flanigan, 1992, 1996-1997
Flores-Foster, 1995-1999
[File contains correspondence assigned the following unique number: 9811240013]
Fraser-Fritz, 1997, undated
Gaines-Garner, 1995-1996, 1999, undated
Gilbert-Gonzales, 1994-1997, 1999
Goodson-Green, 1995-1997, undated
Greve, 1998-1999
Griffin-Griffith, 1995-1997
Grimes-Gustafson, 1995, 1998-1999
Hadley-Hanneman, 1997-1999, undated
Hanson-Harvey, 1995, 1997-1998, undated
Hawkins-Haza, 1995-1996, 1998
Heep-Herasimchuk, 1993-1996
Herrera-Hernandez, 1987-1989, 1994-1995, 1998
Herndon-Hill, 1995-1998
[File contains correspondence assigned the following unique number: 9511160034]
Hiscoe-Holder, 1995, 1997, undated
[File contains correspondence assigned the following unique number: 9711190153]
Holley, 1988-1989, 1992-1994, 1996-1997
Holliday-Horton, 1995-1999
Houchins-Howard, 1995-1997
Hudson-Huston, 1996-1998
James-Johnson, 1995-1997
Johnston-Jordan, 1995-1997
Kahan-Kanter, 1994, 1998
Keene-Kelly, Art, 1995-1996
Kelly, Dee-Knorr, 1995-1996, 1998
Kovacevich-Krockenberger, 1996, 1998
La Montagne-Lauderback, 1995-1996
[File contains correspondence assigned the following unique number: 9603180084]
Lawrence-Liles, 1995-1996, 1998
Lindsey-Lira, 1997-1999
Livingston-Lundy, 1995, 1997-1998
McClure-McWilliams, 1994-1996, 1998-1999
Maines-Mangiantini, 1997-1999
Manley-Martinez, 1995, 1997
Mashburn-Mittleider, 1995-1998
[File contains correspondence assigned the following unique number: 9508140044]
Montgomery-Moody, 1994, 1996-1997
Moore-Murray, 1994-1995, 1998
Neal-Newton, ca. 1995, 1997-1998
Nicholas-Nunley, 1995-1997
Oakmon-Offineer, 1996, 1998
O'Keefe, 1997
O'Leary-Oxer, 1995-1996, 1998
[File contains correspondence assigned the following unique number: 9603280100]
Parham-Penix, ca. 1995, 1996-1997
Perdue, 1997-1998
Pierce-Portz, ca. 1995, 1998-1999
Potter-Pritchett, 1996, 1998-1999
[Contains possibly excepted information: education transcript]
Quilter-Quirino, 1995
Randall-Ravdin, 1995, 1998
Reinecker-Richards, 1995-1997
Richardson-Rivera, 1992, 1995, 1999, [199-]
Roberts-Rosenthal, 1995-1997
[File contains correspondence assigned the following unique number: 9606130188]
Rubin-Ruth, 1995, 1997
Salas-Schoedel, 1995-1996, 1998
Schwetman-Scott, 1995-1996
Seales-Shaw, 1995-1998
Shropshire-Soliz, 1995-1996, 1998-1999
Sparks-Steffes, 1994-1995, 1998-1999
Stem-Stiner, 1995-1996, 1998
Stluka-Sumner, 1995-1996
Taylor, ca. 1995, 1997-1998
Teakell-Thompson, Joanna, 1994-1996, 1998
[File contains correspondence assigned the following unique number: 9601300115]
Thompson, Mark-Thompson, Susan, 1998-1999
Thorburn, 1995-1996
Thrasher-Thrift, 1997-1998
Todaro-Urtado, 1996, 1998, [199-]
Vanden Bosch-Viktorin, 1994-1995
Waldron-Watson, 1994-1998
Waxman-Wickman, ca. 1995-1999
Wiersig-Williams, Michael, 1995, 1997
Williams, Otis-Wilson, Douglas, ca. 1995-1996
Wilson, Margaret-Windler, 1995, 1997-1998
Winslow-Wiseman, 1996-1998
Wisenbaker-Wood, 1996-1998
Woodard-Zamarripa, ca. 1995, 1997-1998
Requests forwarded to Bush's presidential exploratory committee, 1998-1999
Box
2002/151-319 Alfano-Bernstein, February-May 1999
Bogle-Byrd, December 1998, March-May 1999
Cagney-Dupuy, November 1998-May 1999
Edgerton-Hill, February-May 1999
Holland-Houston, November 1998-May 1999
Jackson-King, March-May 1999
Lawrence-Mantooth, February-May 1999
McCrary-Orr, April-May 1999
Page-Principi, February-May 1999
Renkes-Seale, February-May 1999
Shaw-Tomkins, November 1998-April 1999
Ulrich-Wonnacott, March-May 1999



 

Governors' association files, 1990-1999, bulk 1994-1999,
0.9 cubic ft.

The Executive Assistant to Texas Governor George W. Bush was directly responsible for the following divisions in the Texas Office of the Governor: Scheduling Office, internal auditor, Governor's Mansion administration, and emergency management. In addition, the executive assistant managed the day-to-day operations of the Governor's Office and served as intermediary for staff access to Governor Bush. Records are correspondence, memos, surveys, policy papers, and travel arrangement records, 1990-1999, bulk 1994-1999, concerning the National Governors Association, Southern Governors Association, and Western Governors Association, maintained by Joe Allbaugh, Executive Assistant to Texas Governor George W. Bush. Many of the documents were received from associations as part of mailings to all governors. Subjects concern policies, directory updates, annual meetings, and information for new governors. There are a few Governor's Office memos recommending Texas' stance on association policies, including the tobacco settlement and the Endangered Species Act. A directory from the Republican Governors Association is also included in the records. Correspondents include association staff, other governors in their roles as association officers, and Governor's Office staff.
Arrangement
These records are arranged by association, and then in reverse chronological order, though some attachments may date months or years earlier.
Preferred Citation
(Identify the item), Governors' association files, Texas Governor George W. Bush Executive Assistant's Office files. Archives and Information Services Division, Texas State Library and Archives Commission.
Restrictions on Access
Because of the possibility that portions of these records fall under Public Information Act exceptions including, but not limited to, agency memoranda (V.T.C.A., Government Code, Sections 552.111), an archivist must review these records before they can be accessed for research. The records may be requested for research under the provisions of the Public Information Act (V.T.C.A., Government Code, Chapter 552). The researcher may request an interview with an archivist or submit a request by mail (Texas State Library and Archives Commission, P. O. Box 12927, Austin, TX 78711), fax (512-463-5436), email (Dir_Lib@tsl.state.tx.us), or see our web page (https://www.tsl.state.tx.us/requestgovernorbushrecords.html). Include enough description and detail about the information requested to enable the archivist to accurately identify and locate the information. (Note: The Governor's Office has requested that the State Archives contact the Public Information Coordinator for the Governor's Office when we receive a Public Information Act request for these records.) If our review reveals information that may be excepted by the Public Information Act, we are obligated to seek an open records decision from the Attorney General on whether the records can be released. The Public Information Act allows the Archives ten working days after receiving a request to make this determination. The Attorney General has 45 working days to render a decision. Alternately, the Archives can inform you of the nature of the potentially excepted information and if you agree, that information can be redacted or removed and you can access the remainder of the records.
Restrictions on Use
Most records created by Texas state agencies are not copyrighted. 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.).
Processed by
Tonia J. Wood, January 2005
Box
2002/151-319 National Governors Association:
July, November 1998, January, June 1999
Directory update, December 1997, January-February, July-August 1998
NGA daily email, June 1998
Re: August meeting, June 1998
May 13-19, 1998
March-July 1997, March, May 1998
Winter meeting, February 1998
December 1997-January 1998
August 22-October 1997
[Contains possibly excepted information: agency memoranda]
August 1997
July 1997
Proposed policy positions and amendments, July 11, 1997
[3 folders]
June 1997
May 1997
April 1997
[Contains possibly excepted information: agency memoranda]
February 1997
[Contains possibly excepted information: agency memoranda]
Policy positions, amendments and resolutions, January 1997
[4 folders]
January-February 1996
A Management Assessment of the National Governors' Association, final report, January 1996
April-June 1995, January 1996
[File contains correspondence assigned the following unique number: 9506120247]
NGA annual meeting, Puerto Rico:
May, July 1996
[File contains correspondence assigned the following unique numbers: 9607120142; 9607110118; 9607110123; 9607100294]
July 1996
[File contains correspondence assigned the following unique number: 9607080144]
April, July 1996
[File contains correspondence assigned the following unique numbers: 9606240320; 9606240181; 9606120069; 9604230078]
Seminar for new governors, November 1994
[7 folders; removed from binder]
Information for new governors:
The Governor's Office, an overview and guide to publications, ca. 1995
Automating the Governor's Office, July 1994
Organizing and staffing the Governor's Office, January 1996
The governor's Washington office, January 1991
Managing the policy agenda, 1992
The many roles of the governor's chief of staff, April 1990
Republican Governors' Association, directory, 1995
Southern Governors Association:
Letter with attachments, February 5, 1999
September-October 1997, October 1998
[Contains possibly excepted information: agency memoranda]
1994; July, September 1996; January 1997
[Contains possibly excepted information: agency memoranda]
[File contains correspondence assigned the following unique number: 9701220271]
September 1995, February-July 1996
Western Governors' Association:
December 1998
[Contains possibly excepted information: agency memoranda]
February 1998
November-December 1997
April-October 1997
Financial statements and auditors' reports, September 1996, January 1996
[File contains correspondence assigned the following unique number: 9601290121]
March-May, August 1995
[Contains possibly excepted information: agency memoranda]
[File contains correspondence assigned the following unique numbers: 9508080158; 9506050385]
Winter meeting, San Antonio, November 21-22, 1996
[7 folders; removed from binder]
Winter meeting, San Antonio, planning materials, 1993, 1995
[3 folders]
Winter meeting, San Antonio, Dale Laine's planning materials, November 1996



 

General files, 1993, 1995-2000,
1.2 cubic ft.

The Executive Assistant to Texas Governor George W. Bush was directly responsible for the following divisions in the Texas Office of the Governor: Scheduling Office, internal auditor, Governor's Mansion administration, and emergency management. In addition, the executive assistant managed the day-to-day operations of the Governor's Office and served as intermediary for staff access to Governor Bush. Records are correspondence, briefing book, memos, plans, proposals, biographical information, resolutions, job postings for Governor's Office positions, directories, lists, file inventory, travel vouchers, time sheets, press releases, and printed material, 1993, 1995-2000, from the Executive Assistant's Office for Texas Governor George W. Bush. Joe Allbaugh served as executive assistant to Governor George W. Bush through mid-1999, succeeded by Clay Johnson. Memos from Allbaugh are mainly routine concerning senior staff meeting times or receptions for artists, a few shed light on procedures and a few others provide advice to Governor Bush. Emergency management correspondence consists of copies of outgoing letters signed by Governor Bush along with some attachments such as maps, proclamations, and lists. The emergency management correspondence is directed to President Clinton, the U.S. Secretary of Agriculture, U.S. Small Business Administration, the Texas Department of Housing and Community Affairs, Adjutant General's Department, and county judges. A few letters from the U.S. Department of Agriculture and local officials are included. Emergency management materials prior to mid-1999 are filed in the Executive Assistant's Office Subject files.
Arrangement
These records are arranged by type of material or topic, and are then in reverse chronological order.
Restrictions on Access
Because of the possibility that portions of these records fall under Public Information Act exceptions, an archivist must review these records before they can be accessed for research. The records may be requested for research under the provisions of the Public Information Act (V.T.C.A., Government Code, Chapter 552). The researcher may request an interview with an archivist or submit a request by mail (Texas State Library and Archives Commission, P. O. Box 12927, Austin, TX 78711), fax (512-463-5436), email (Dir_Lib@tsl.state.tx.us), or see our web page (https://www.tsl.state.tx.us/requestgovernorbushrecords.html). Include enough description and detail about the information requested to enable the archivist to accurately identify and locate the information. (Note: The Governor's Office has requested that the State Archives contact the Public Information Coordinator for the Governor's Office when we receive a Public Information Act request for these records.) If our review reveals information that may be excepted by the Public Information Act, we are obligated to seek an open records decision from the Attorney General on whether the records can be released. The Public Information Act allows the Archives ten working days after receiving a request to make this determination. The Attorney General has 45 working days to render a decision. Alternately, the Archives can inform you of the nature of the potentially excepted information and if you agree, that information can be redacted or removed and you can access the remainder of the records.
Restrictions on Use
Most records created by Texas state agencies are not copyrighted. 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.).
Preferred Citation
(Identify the item), General files, Texas Governor George W. Bush Executive Assistant's Office files,. Archives and Information Services Division, Texas State Library and Archives Commission.
Processed by
Tonia J. Wood, January 2005
Box
2002/151-320 Emergency Management
[See Executive Assistant's Office Subject files for earlier emergency management files.]
Correspondence:
October 10-30, 2000
October 10, 2000
[3 folders]
October 9-10, 2000
September 18-October 2, 2000
with attachments, July 27-September 11, 2000
July 20, 2000
June 23-July 20, 2000
June 23, 2000
June 2-23, 2000
March 27-May 30, 2000
March 10, 2000
[3 folders]
November 1999-February 2000
December 15, 1999-January 17, 1999
December 3, 1999
[4 folders]
September-November 1999
July-August 1999
June 1999
April 15-May 1999
Updates to DEM [Division of Emergency Management] briefing book, December 1996-November 1997
[5 folders]
DEM briefing book, [1995]
[19 folders]
Governor's Office job postings
2000-02 through 2000-33 [not inclusive], January-September 2000
99-31 through 99-50, June-November 1999
99-03 through 99-30, February-June 1999
98-16 through 98-51, April-November 1998
97-53 through 98-15, December 1997-March 1998
Miscellaneous
Memo re: office computers, January 14, 2000
Agency listings, 1996, between 1995 and 1997
[2 folders]
Memos--JMA [Joe M. Allbaugh], March 1998-May 1999
Memos--JMA, August 1997-January 1998
American Express applications, [199-]
Elected officials lists [federal, other states, state legislators], 1996, [199-]
[2 folders]
Governor's initiatives:
Agency events/initiatives, 1998
Contributions to Governor's Reading Challenge and draft proposals, August 1996, April 1997, [1996 or 1997]
[Contains possibly excepted information: agency memoranda]
[Agency issues], ca. 1995
Vision Texas strategic planning elements, April 1996
Action items and issue planning documents, December 1995-January 1996
[Contains possibly excepted information: agency memoranda]
GWB--Bio, 1997-1999
Office of President Bush:
Re: Senate Concurrent Resolution 46, January-May 1997
Re: historical marker for Bush home in Midland, October 1995, October-November 1996
1995-1996
List of registered lobbyists:
Associated Research, February 1997
Texas Ethics Commission, 1995
The Bush Administration: Making Texas a Beacon State [notebook], March 1998:
Table of contents, Auto insurance
Criminal justice, Economic development
Education, Environment
Health care (patient protections), Health and Human Services
Taxes and Budget
Bush administration:
Crime and Economic development drafts, February-March 1998
[Contains possibly excepted information: agency memoranda]
Health & Human Services and Fiscal issues drafts, list of projects, March 1998, [199-]
[Contains possibly excepted information: agency memoranda]
Threat report forms, [199-]
Computer/telephone information, 1997, [199-]
[2 folders]
Completed time sheets [Joe Allbaugh], 1995-1999
[4 folders]
[Contains possibly excepted information: social security number of government employee]
Joe Allbaugh--time summaries, 1995-1999
[3 folders]
[Contains possibly excepted information: social security number of government employee]
Joe Allbaugh-travel, 1995-1999
[Contains possibly excepted information: social security number of government employee]
General travel information, 1993, 1995-1996
Heather West's files
[Heather West worked as a temporary employee in the Executive Assistant's Office between January and May 1999.]
Box
2002/151-295 Office procedures, December 30, 1998
Bush [committee] directory info, March, May 1999
Senate directory, January 23, 1999
Internal staff directory, 1999
Lieutenant governor's office directory, January 1999
Directory for public distribution, January 1999
Office attachment copies, January, February, April 1999
Capitol Complex maps, January 1995
Office memos, Frontrunner
[empty folders removed]
Letters/envelopes [template], [199-]
Typing, Fax, Mail-out
[empty folders removed]
Employment response [drafts], 1998-1999, [199-]
JMA rotary cards, [199-]
File system reference sheet, [199-]



 

Calendars, 1998-1999,
0.2 cubic ft.

The Executive Assistant to Texas Governor George W. Bush was directly responsible for the following divisions in the Texas Office of the Governor: Scheduling Office, internal auditor, Governor's Mansion administration, and emergency management. In addition, the executive assistant managed the day-to-day operations of the Governor's Office and served as intermediary for staff access to Governor Bush. Records are three calendars, 1998-1999, providing information on Joe Allbaugh's schedule as executive assistant to Texas Governor George W. Bush. Two calendars for 1998 provide mostly duplicate information. The smaller volume was annotated by Allbaugh; the larger was maintained by his office staff, and usually contains additional contact information for individuals meeting with Allbaugh. The 1999 calendar was maintained by Allbaugh's office staff. Entries covering his work as executive assistant date only to June 18, 1999, since Allbaugh joined Bush's presidential campaign staff in July 1999. Individuals listed in the calendars include Governor Bush and Governor's Office staff, state agency officials and employees, legislators, Karl Rove, and representatives of organizations and corporations.
Arrangement
These records are arranged chronologically.
Preferred Citation
(Identify the item), Calendars, Texas Governor George W. Bush Executive Assistant's Office files. Archives and Information Services Division, Texas State Library and Archives Commission.
Restrictions on Access
Because of the possibility that portions of these records fall under Public Information Act exceptions including, but not limited to, phone numbers of government employees or officials (V.T.C.A., Government Code, Sections 552.117 and 552.1175), an archivist must review these records before they can be accessed for research. The records may be requested for research under the provisions of the Public Information Act (V.T.C.A., Government Code, Chapter 552). The researcher may request an interview with an archivist or submit a request by mail (Texas State Library and Archives Commission, P. O. Box 12927, Austin, TX 78711), fax (512-463-5436), email (Dir_Lib@tsl.state.tx.us), or see our web page (https://www.tsl.state.tx.us/requestgovernorbushrecords.html). Include enough description and detail about the information requested to enable the archivist to accurately identify and locate the information. (Note: The Governor's Office has requested that the State Archives contact the Public Information Coordinator for the Governor's Office when we receive a Public Information Act request for these records.) If our review reveals information that may be excepted by the Public Information Act, we are obligated to seek an open records decision from the Attorney General on whether the records can be released. The Public Information Act allows the Archives ten working days after receiving a request to make this determination. The Attorney General has 45 working days to render a decision. Alternately, the Archives can inform you of the nature of the potentially excepted information and if you agree, that information can be redacted or removed and you can access the remainder of the records.
Processed by
Tonia J. Wood, January 2005
Box
2002/151-295 Joe Allbaugh's calendar, 1998
Calendar for Joe Allbaugh maintained by staff, 1998
[2 folders]
Calendar for Joe Allbaugh maintained by staff, 1999



 

Dale Laine's files, 1996-1997, bulk 1997,
0.4 cubic ft.

The Executive Assistant to Texas Governor George W. Bush was directly responsible for the following divisions in the Texas Office of the Governor: Scheduling Office, internal auditor, Governor's Mansion administration, and emergency management. In addition, the executive assistant managed the day-to-day operations of the Governor's Office and served as intermediary for staff access to Governor Bush. These records include correspondence, legislative documents, notes, reports, press releases, news clippings, speeches, and briefings. They comprise the files of Dale Laine, who was Deputy Executive Assistant to Texas Governor George W. Bush. They date 1996-1997, mostly early 1997. Correspondence includes letters, memoranda, faxes and e-mail; correspondents include The Coalition for Property Tax Reform, the Houston Works Board, Texas Department of Housing and Community Affairs, Texas Department of Commerce, Texas Natural Resources Conservation Commission, Texas Workforce Commission, Karl Rove, etc. Dale Laine was sometimes the recipient or the sender of the communication, but he was frequently simply copied in. Legislative documents include copies of bills, Legislative Budget Board tax/fee equity notes, fiscal notes, a daily floor report, and lists indicating how each member of the legislature voted on a given issue. The subjects of these files include (most prominently) property tax reduction, but also economic/workforce development, and effects of military base closures. Of particular interest is a notebook labeled "Property Tax," that has been foldered into the following sections, each representing a separate tab: surrogate speakers list, invitations to Governor Bush to speak concerning his proposed property tax cut, materials from (or concerning) supporters, materials from (or concerning) opposition, the texts of House Joint Resolution 4 and House Bill 4 (75th Legislature, Regular Session, 1997), Governor Bush's report to the Legislature entitled "Cutting Texas Taxes," handouts (including Bush's State of the State address for 1997 and an opinion editorial by the Governor), "Tax Cut Talk-Back" (February 19, 1997), analyses of two surveys, and printouts from several related websites.
Historical Note
At least as early as May 1996, and at least through May 1997, Dale Laine held the position of Deputy Executive Assistant in Governor George W. Bush's administration. Prior to Laine, Reggie Bashur was referred to as Deputy Executive Assistant (1995). There is no evidence within these records that anyone held that position for the rest of Governor Bush's term (1998-2000).
Arrangement
These records are not arranged in any discernible order. They were loose and placed into folders, but no attempt has been made to arrange them. The exception is that the materials in one loose-leaf notebook have been foldered by the dividers in that notebook.
Restrictions on Access
None found at this time (November 19, 2002).
Preferred Citation
(Identify the item), Dale Laine's files, Texas Governor George W. Bush Executive Assistant's Office files. Archives and Information Services Division, Texas State Library and Archives Commission.
Processed by
Tony Black, November 2002
Dale Laine's correspondence, 1996-1997
Box
2002/151-2 April-May 1997
February-March 1997
March-May 1997
February-March 1997
March-May 1997
February-May 1997
April 1997
[2 folders]
January-April 1997
April-May 1997
April 1997
June-August 1996
July-September 1996
May-October 1996
Property tax [cut] notebook, 1997
Box
2002/151-2 [loose material in pocket]
Surrogate list
Invitations
Supporters
Opposition
HJR [House Joint Resolution] 4
HB [House Bill] 4
Cutting Texas Taxes
Handouts
Tax cut talk
Surveys
Web/forms