Texas State Library and Archives Commission

Texas Governor George W. Bush:

An Inventory of Governor George W. Bush Press Office Speech Files Located at the George W. Bush Presidential Library, 1986, 1989-2000, undated, bulk 1995-2000



Overview

Creator: Texas. Governor (1995-2000 : Bush)
Title: Governor George W. Bush Press Office speech files
Dates: 1986, 1989-2000, undated
Dates: bulk 1995-2000
Abstract: Major responsibilities of the Press Office for Texas Governor George W. Bush included writing speeches for the Governor and the First Lady. Records are speeches, newspaper clippings, audiocassette tapes, videotapes, some photographs, background and biographical information, dating 1986, 1989-2000, bulk 1995-2000, undated, from Texas Governor George W. Bush's Press Office. Files include materials used in preparing speeches and documentation of speeches as they were presented.
Quantity: 1 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The office of governor was first established by the Constitution of 1845 and superseded the office of president of the Republic of Texas.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.

Major responsibilities of the Press Office (also known as Communications) under Governor George W. Bush included issuing press releases and media advisories on the activities and actions of the Governor, as well as First Lady Laura Bush; writing speeches for the Governor and the First Lady; collecting, copying, and distributing copies of newspaper clippings about the Governor and issues of concern to Texans; handling requests for interviews with the Governor; and creating and maintaining the Internet website for the Governor's Office. Karen P. Hughes served as Director of Communications until June 1999, when she became Governor Bush's presidential campaign spokesperson.

(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

Major responsibilities of the Press Office for Texas Governor George W. Bush included writing speeches for the Governor and the First Lady. Records are speeches, newspaper clippings, audiocassette tapes, videotapes, some photographs, background and biographical information, dating 1986, 1989-2000, bulk 1995-2000, undated, from Texas Governor George W. Bush's Press Office. Files include materials used in preparing speeches, press releases, and other materials, as well as documentation of speeches as they were presented. Bush spoke at commencement ceremonies, chambers of commerce and association meetings, committee meetings, Boys' and Girls' State, and political fund-raisers. Subjects covered in the Press Office speech files include such issues as children's advocacy, juvenile and criminal justice, education, tax relief, relationships with Mexico and other countries, environmental concerns, agriculture, appointments, economy, military, health and human services, and welfare reform. Speeches are mainly text and draft copies maintained by the Press Office, ranging in date from 1994 to 1996 and 1998 with the bulk dating 1995-1996. Major speech information includes newspaper clippings, audiocassette tapes, videocassette tapes, and a few photographs, 1995-1999, covering major speeches presented by Governor Bush. Background information consists of clippings, articles, press releases, printed material, memoranda, correspondence, lists, brochures, charts, proclamations, reports, grant information, speeches, fact sheets, talking points, legislative bills, transcript, plans and proposals, agenda, executive order, drafts, maps, newsletters, resume, forms, studies, an event program, briefing material, and policy statements used in preparing speeches, press releases, and other materials. A small amount of material concerns President George H. W. Bush, father of the governor. Biographical and family information consists of newspaper clippings, magazine articles, biographical sketches, correspondence, memos, lists, a transcript, a birth certificate, introductions, and speeches, used to prepare biographical sketches, introductions to speeches, and responses to correspondents. A small amount of material concerns Barbara Bush and Jeb Bush, mother and brother to the governor.


 

Organization of the Records

These records are organized into 4 subseries:
Speeches, 1994-1996, 1998, bulk 1995-1996, 0.25 cubic ft.
Major speech information, 1995-1999, 0.15 cubic ft.
Background information, 1994-1999, undated, bulk 1998-1999, 0.5 cubic ft.
Biographical and family information, 1986, 1989-2000, bulk 1995-2000, 0.1 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.

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 requested. (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.).

Technical Requirements

To obtain equipment needed to view the videotapes, or listen to the audiocassettes, please contact Archives staff.

Researchers must wear cotton gloves when handling photographs.


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:
Bush, George W. (George Walker), 1946-
Bush, Barbara.
Bush, George H. W.
Bush, Jeb.
Corporate Names:
Texas. Office of the Governor.
Subjects:
Educational change--Texas.
Fund raising--Texas.
Juvenile justice, Administration of--Texas.
Taxation--Texas.
Natural resources--Texas.
Literacy--Government policy--Texas.
Places:
Texas--Politics and government--1951-
Document Types:
Drafts (documents)--Texas--Governors--bulk 1995-1996.
Press releases--Texas--Governors--bulk 1995-1996.
Audio cassettes--Texas--Governors--1995-1999.
Clippings--Texas--Governors--1995-1999.
Photographs--Texas--Governors--1995-1999.
Speeches--Texas--Governors--1995-1999.
Videocassettes--Texas--Governors--1995-1999.
Functions:
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
Texas Governor George W. Bush, Executive Office speeches, (ca. 1994)-2000, bulk 1995-2000, 4.71 cubic ft.
Texas Governor George W. Bush, First Lady Laura Bush's files, Speeches, probably 1994-1999, bulk 1995-1999, 4.75 cubic ft.
Texas Governor George W. Bush, Press Office, First Lady's speech and press files, 1980-2000, undated, bulk 1995-2000, 6.5 cubic ft.

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

(Identify the item and cite the subseries), Texas Governor George W. Bush Press Office speech 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.

Processing Information

Sherry Severson, October 2003, February 2004

Finding aid completed by Tonia J. Wood, January 2005

Finding aid updated and made DACS compliant by Jessica Tucker and Tonia J. Wood, April 2013


Detailed Description of the Records

 

Speeches, 1994-1996, 1998, bulk 1995-1996,
0.25 cubic ft.

Major responsibilities of the Press Office for Texas Governor George W. Bush included writing speeches for the Governor and the First Lady. Records are gubernatorial and political speeches written for and presented by Texas Governor George W. Bush. Speeches are mainly text and draft copies maintained by the Press Office, ranging in date from 1994 to 1996 and 1998 with the bulk dating 1995-1996. Included are copies of Bush's 1995 inaugural and state of the state addresses. Bush spoke at commencement ceremonies, chambers of commerce and association meetings, committee meetings, Boys' and Girls' State, and political fund-raisers. Speeches focus on subjects such as children's advocacy, juvenile justice, education, tax relief, and relationships with Mexico. Included with some of the speeches are annotations, background information, newspaper clippings, press copies, talking points, and press releases. Additional speeches can be found in the series Executive Office speeches.
Arrangement
These records are arranged chronologically by date of speech.
Restrictions on Access
None.
Restrictions on Use
Most records created by Texas state agencies are not copyrighted and may be freely used in any way. State records also include materials received by, not created by, state agencies. Copyright remains with the creator. The researcher is responsible for complying with U.S. Copyright Law (Title 17 U.S.C.).
Preferred Citation
(Identify the item), Speeches, Press Office speech files, Records, Texas Governor George W. Bush. Archives and Information Services Division, Texas State Library and Archives Commission.
Processed by
Sherry Severson, October 2003
Box
2002/151-321 Governor-elect's speech to Nobel Prize winner Dr. Alfred G. Gilman, December 15, 1994
Inaugural address of Governor George W. Bush, January 17, 1995
State of the State address to the 74th Texas Legislature, February 7, 1995
Capitol Rededication Ceremony, April 21, 1995
Sam Houston State University Commencement, May 14, 1995
Los Fresnos High School Commencement, May 27, 1995
St. John's High School Commencement, June 1, 1995
[empty folder removed]
Boys' State Conference, June 9, 1995
Girls' State Conference, June 19, 1995
Texas Association of Mexican American Chambers of Commerce (TAMACC), July 21, 1995
El Paso Chamber of Commerce, August 10, 1995
Montgomery College Grand Opening Ceremony, August 14, 1995
Dallas Children's Advocacy Center, August 23, 1995
Juvenile Justice Conference, September 11, 1995
Texas Medical Association, September 16, 1995
[empty folder removed]
Fund-raising dinner, Fairmont Hotel, September 26, 1995
TASA/TASB (Texas Association of School Board Administrators/Texas Association of School Boards) Meeting, October 2, 1995
Texas Association of Taxpayers, Inc., November 1, 1995
Greater San Antonio Chamber of Commerce, November 16, 1995
Interstate Oil and Gas Compact Commission Luncheon, December 4, 1995
National Issues Convention, January 18, 1996
Strategic Planning Session: Goals for State Government, January 24, 1996
Texas Education Association Mid-Winter Conference, "The Crisis Now at Hand," January 31, 1996
State Board of Education Meeting, Remarks from Governor George W. Bush, February 15, 1996
State Board of Education Meeting, Remarks from Nelson Brown, February 15, 1996
Albany Chamber of Commerce, February 22, 1996
Governor's Endorsement of Senator Bob Dole for President, March 6, 1996
Distinguished Visitor Series, Schreiner College, April 10, 1996
Pepperdine University Commencement, April 19, 1996
Press Conference on National Organ and Tissue Donation, April 25, 1996
Governor's Business Council Reading Summit, April 26, 1996
Salvation Army 106th Annual Meeting and Luncheon, May 2, 1996
Stephen F. Austin State University Commencement, May 11, 1996
University of Texas at Austin Commencement, May 18, 1996
[empty folder removed]
Property Tax Relief Committee Meeting, May 24, 1996
TIPRO (Texas Independent Producers and Royalty Owners Association) 50th Anniversary Luncheon, June 3, 1996
United States/Mexico Business Committee, June 10, 1996
Republican Party of Texas State Convention, June 21, 1996
Scottish Rite Hospital 75th Birthday Celebration, November 7, 1996
Twanna M. Powell Lecture Series, Texas A&M University, April 6, 1998



 

Major speech information, 1995-1999,
0.15 cubic ft.

Major responsibilities of the Press Office for Texas Governor George W. Bush included writing speeches and collecting information on possible speech topics for the Governor and the First Lady. Records include newspaper clippings, audiocassette tapes, videocassette tapes, and a few photographs covering major speeches presented by Texas Governor George W. Bush, 1995-1999. Records consist mainly of copies of newspaper clippings and audiocassettes maintained by the Governor's Press Office. Dates on folder titles are dates of the speeches; newspaper clippings can date either the day before or the day after the speech. Included is a videotape of Bush's 1995 inaugural address and audiocassette tapes of his 1995 and 1997 state of the state addresses. Subjects include such issues as children's advocacy, educational reform, and environmental concerns. Most folders include a checklist indicating the contents of each file such as daily clippings, TPA (Texas Press Association clippings), audiocassettes and/or videotapes. Text copies of speeches are not included in this series.
Arrangement
These records are arranged in reverse chronological order by date of speech.
Restrictions on Access
None.
Restrictions on Use
Most records created by Texas state agencies are not copyrighted and may be freely used in any way. State records also include materials received by, not created by, state agencies. Copyright remains with the creator. The researcher is responsible for complying with U.S. Copyright Law (Title 17 U.S.C.).
Technical Requirements
To obtain equipment needed to view the videotapes, or listen to the audiocassettes, please contact the Preservation Officer.
Researchers must wear cotton gloves when handling photographs.
Preferred Citation
(Identify the item and cite the series), Major speech information, Press Office speech files, Records, Texas Governor George W. Bush. Archives and Information Services Division, Texas State Library and Archives Commission.
Processed by
Sherry Severson, February 2004
Box
2002/151-321 Voluntary Cleanup Program, October 20, 1999
Eulogy for Bob Bullock, June 20, 1999
Medal of Honor Dedication, May 31, 1999
Right Choices for Youth Conference, March 31, 1999
State of the State Address, January 27, 1999
Inaugural Address, January 19, 1999
Mission/Plano High School Graduation, May 29, 26, 1998
Commencements (University of Texas, Baylor, Texas A&M), 1996, May 1998
Twanna M. Powell Lecture, April 6, 1998
National Center for Policy Analysis, March 31, 1998
TASA/TASB (Texas Association of School Administrators and Texas Association of School Boards) Annual Conference, January 28, 1998
Putting an End to Social Promotion, January 27, 1998
State of the State Address, January 28, 1997
Schreiner College, "Renewal (of Spirit in the Country)," April 10, 1996
Reading Initiative "Crisis," January 31, 1996
State of the State Address, February 7, 1995
Inaugural Address, January 17, 1995



 

Background information, 1994-1999, undated, bulk 1998-1999,
0.5 cubic ft.

Major responsibilities of the Press Office for Texas Governor George W. Bush included writing speeches and collecting background information to inform possible speech topics for the Governor and the First Lady. Records are clippings, articles, press releases, printed material, memoranda, correspondence, lists, brochures, charts, proclamations, reports, grant information, speeches, fact sheets, talking points, legislative bills, a transcript, plans and proposals, agenda, an executive order, drafts, maps, newsletters, resume, forms, studies, an event program, briefing material, and policy statements, compiled by the Governor's Press Office for use in preparing speeches, press releases, and other materials for Texas Governor George W. Bush. Materials date 1994-1999, undated, with the bulk dating 1998-1999. Subjects include agriculture, appointments, criminal justice, economy, education, environment, relations with Mexico and other countries, military, health and human services, and welfare reform.
Arrangement
These files are grouped somewhat alphabetically by broad topic. One folder filed at the end covers a variety of subjects.
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 (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, fax, or email including enough description and detail about the information requested to enable the archivist to accurately identify and locate the information requested. 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 and may be freely used in any way. State records also include materials received by, not created by, state agencies. Copyright remains with the creator. The researcher is responsible for complying with U.S. Copyright Law (Title 17 U.S.C.).
Preferred Citation
(Identify the item), Background information, Press Office speech files, Records, Texas Governor George W. Bush. Archives and Information Services Division, Texas State Library and Archives Commission.
Processed by
Tonia J. Wood, January 2005
Box
2002/151-321 Agriculture:
Hay (Project Haylift), August-September 1998
Drought, 1994-1996, 1998
Appointments (list of Hispanic appointees), March 11, 1999
Criminal justice:
1995, 1998-1999, undated
Death penalty--clemency, 1998-1999, undated
Drug task force, July-October 1998
Juvenile justice, 1997-1998
[2 folders]
Criminal Justice Division, January-February 1999, undated
Crime, hate, April 7, 1999
Economy:
Taxes, 1998-1999
Business, January 1999
Budget, September 1998-March 1999, undated
Education:
Social promotion, 1998-1999, undated
Education articles, May-June 1999
Bilingual education, October 1998
Reading--general, 1999, undated
Kids' letters, 1999
[File contains correspondence assigned the following unique numbers: 9907120008; 9907200601; 9907230837; 9907260785; 9907270952; 9907290486; 9908110379; 9908120384; 9908130086]
School choice, September 1998-February 1999
School finance, 1998-1999, undated
Higher education, October 1998, February 1999
TAAS (Texas Assessment of Academic Skills), May, September, October 1998
Dropout rate, March 17, 1999
Education articles, 1998-1999
Student achievements, September, November 1999
Environment/natural resources:
TNRCC (Texas Natural Resource Conservation Commission)/Pollution, November 1999
Oil and gas, February-March 1999
Energy, October 1998-March 1999
Pollution, Waste, 1998-1999
Natural disasters, September-October 1998, March 1999
[File contains correspondence assigned the following unique number: 9809220004]
Texas Department of Public Safety, Division of Emergency Management, August 1998
Faith:
TRFRA (Texas Religious Freedom Restoration Act), March 1999
Faith-based initiatives, 1996-1999
History:
Historic preservation, 1998-1999
State history, October 13, 1998
Hispanic/Mexican-American relations:
Hispanic issues (response to article "Texas Governor No Amigo of Latinos"), February 10, 1999
Border, October 1998-April 1999
Mexico--Environment, 1998
Mexico--Autos, November 30, 1999
Insurance, 1998
International--Other than Mexico, November-December 1999
News conferences (Governor Bush's comments on trip to Israel), December 3, 1998
Military:
April-May, September 1999
World War II Memorial, November-December 1999
President Bush (re: World War II service), June, October 1998
1999 (legislative) session, 1998-1999
Health and human services/welfare:
MHMR/HHS (Mental Health Mental Retardation/Health and Human Services), 1998-1999
Elderly, November-December 1998, February 1999
DWI (Driving While Intoxicated)/Underage drinking, 1995-1998
[2 folders]
Right Choices, 1998-1999
[Contains possibly excepted information: agency memoranda]
Fatherhood initiative, 1998-1999
[Contains possibly excepted information: agency memoranda]
Position papers (various subjects), undated



 

Biographical and family information, 1986, 1989-2000, bulk 1995-2000,
0.1 cubic ft.

Major responsibilities of the Press Office for Texas Governor George W. Bush included writing speech introductions, biographical sketches, and responding to correspondents for the Governor and the First Lady. Records are speeches, newspaper clippings, magazine articles, biographical sketches, correspondence, memos, lists, a transcript, a birth certificate, and introductions, concerning Texas Governor George W. Bush. Materials, dating 1986, 1989-2000, with the bulk dating 1995-2000, were gathered by the Governor's Press Office to prepare biographical sketches, introductions to speeches, and responses to correspondents. A wide variety of information about Bush is contained in these files, including a chronology of events in his life, clothing sizes, accomplishments, residences, a recounting of his military service by a fellow National Guardsman, favorite things, his children's education, and his testimony of faith. A small amount of material concerns Barbara Bush and Jeb Bush, mother and brother to the governor. Correspondents include publishers, students, associations, family, friends, and members of the public.
Arrangement
These records are arranged in the order in which they were received.
Restrictions on Access
Because of the possibility that portions of these records fall under Public Information Act exceptions including, but not limited to email addresses (552.137) and privacy (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, fax, or email including enough description and detail about the information requested to enable the archivist to accurately identify and locate the information requested. 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 and may be freely used in any way. State records also include materials received by, not created by, state agencies. Copyright remains with the creator. The researcher is responsible for complying with U.S. Copyright Law (Title 17 U.S.C.).
Preferred Citation
(Identify the item), Biographical and family information, Press Office speech files, Records, Texas Governor George W. Bush. Archives and Information Services Division, Texas State Library and Archives Commission.
Processed by
Tonia J. Wood, January 2005
Box
2002/151-321 Miscellaneous Bush family speeches, 1989-1992, 1995-1996
[Commencement speeches by First Lady Barbara Bush and an education speech by Florida governor Jeb Bush.]
Biographical file--George W. Bush, 1986, 1994-1996, 1998-2000
[2 folders]
[Contains possibly excepted information: email addresses; privacy]
[Folder 1 contains correspondence assigned the following unique numbers: 9501310397; 9509250175; 9810050129; 2010180082]
[Folder 2 contains correspondence assigned the following unique numbers: 9511020167; 9809240138]
Bush biographical information (Roser profile), October 20, 1994
Introduction of George W. Bush, 1994-1997
Bush, Barbara--biography, January-February 1993, April 1996, May 2000
Accomplishment package, 1995-1997