Texas State Library and Archives Commission

Texas Legislature, House of Representatives, Committee on Redistricting:

An Inventory of Committee on Redistricting Records at the Texas State Archives, 1966-1992, bulk 1990-1992



Overview

Creator: Texas. Legislature. House of Representatives. Committee on Redistricting.
Title: House of Representatives Committee on Redistricting records
Dates: 1966-1992
Dates: bulk 1990-1992
Abstract: The Texas House of Representatives Committee on Redistricting has jurisdiction over all matters pertaining to legislative districts, both House and Senate, and any changes or amendments; congressional districts, their creation, and any changes or amendments; establishing districts for the election of judicial officers or of governing bodies or representatives of political subdivisions or state agencies as required by law; and preparations for the redistricting process. Records of the House Committee on Redistricting reflect the reassessment of legislative, congressional, judicial, and educational district boundaries as necessitated by the 1990 United States Census according to federal and Texas state laws and the Texas Constitution. Records include maps, statistics, agenda, notices of hearings, testimony, correspondence, memoranda, proposals, witness affirmations, summaries of public hearings, news clippings, news releases, petitions, handouts, reports, copies of bills, Attorney General opinions, copies of court cases, court orders, audio cassettes, recommendations, resolutions, address lists, and notes, dating 1966-1992, bulk 1990-1992. Representative D.R. "Tom" Uher (D-Bay City) served as chair of the 11 member committee before and during the 72nd Legislature when the majority of these records were created. Representative Delwin Jones (R-Lubbock) served as vice-chair of the Committee.
Quantity: 96.8 cubic ft.
Location: Please note that boxes 1 through 84 are stored at the State Records Center. Because of the possibility that portions of these records fall under the Public Information Act exceptions, these records must be reviewed by an archivist before they can be accessed for research. Records requested before 10:00 a.m. will be available for review by an archivist by 2:00 p.m. the same day. Records requested after 10:00 a.m. will be available for review by an archivist the next day. See the "Restrictions on Access" statement in this document for further information.
Location: Boxes 85 through 100 are stored in the Lorenzo de Zavala State Library and Archives Building.
Language: These materials are written in English.
Repository: Texas State Archives

Agency History

The Texas House of Representatives Committee on Redistricting has jurisdiction over all matters pertaining to legislative districts, both House and Senate, and any changes or amendments; congressional districts, their creation, and any changes or amendments; establishing districts for the election of judicial officers or of governing bodies or representatives of political subdivisions or state agencies as required by law; and preparations for the redistricting process. Redistricting entails the revision of existing districts into new districts with different geographical boundaries. The Texas Constitution (Article III, Section 28) requires the legislature to redistrict seats in the Texas House of Representatives and the Senate during its first regular session after publication of each United States decennial census, which occurs in each year ending in zero. The U.S. Constitution (Article I, Section 2) calls for reapportionment of congressional seats according to population from a decennial census. Texas state law (Senate Bill 2, 72nd Legislature, 2nd Called Session, 1991) provides for a decennial reapportionment of State Board of Education boundaries, and the Texas Constitution (Article V, Section 7a) and state law (V.T.C.A., Government Code, Section 24.941 et seq.) provide for a statewide reapportionment of judicial districts within three years of the federal decennial census. As a result of these provisions, the 72nd Legislature was involved in redistricting the boundaries for the Texas House of Representatives and Senate, the U.S. Congress, the State Board of Education, and the state's judicial districts.

The basic purpose of decennial redistricting is to equalize population in state and congressional districts after publication of the federal census indicates an increase, decrease, or shift in population location. Two primary requirements govern all redistricting decisions. First, districts of a given type (Texas House of Representatives and Senate, U.S. Congress, State Board of Education) must have equal or nearly equal populations; and, second, districts must be drawn in a manner that does not have the purpose, and will not have the effect, of denying or abridging the right to vote on the basis of race or language group. These requirements are based on the guarantees of the Fourteenth (the equal protection provision) and Fifteenth (prohibiting voting discrimination because of race) Amendments to the U.S. Constitution, the federal Voting Rights Act, and Article I, Section 2 of the U.S. Constitution.

(Sources include: Texas Constitution, Article III, Section 28 and Article V, Section 7a; U.S. Constitution, Article I, Section 2; V.T.C.A., Government Code, Section 24.941 et seq.)


Scope and Contents of the Records

Records of the Texas House of Representatives Committee on Redistricting reflect the reassessment of legislative, congressional, judicial, and educational district boundaries as necessitated by the 1990 United States Census according to federal and Texas state laws and the Texas Constitution. Records include maps, statistics, agenda, notices of hearings, testimony, correspondence, memoranda, proposals, witness affirmations, summaries of public hearings, news clippings, news releases, petitions, handouts, reports, copies of bills, Attorney General opinions, copies of court cases, court orders, audio cassettes, recommendations, resolutions, address lists, and notes, dating 1966-1992, bulk 1990-1992. Representative D.R. "Tom" Uher (D-Bay City) served as chair of the 11 member committee before and during the 72nd Legislature when the majority of these records were created. Representative Delwin Jones (R-Lubbock) served as vice-chair of the Committee. The committee's work was complicated by controversies surrounding the U.S. Census Bureau's population counts for 1990.

In order to meet U.S. Justice Department requirements for access to the Legislature during redistricting, the Senate Select Committee on Legislative Redistricting, together with the House Committee on Redistricting, held a series of joint regional hearings in 1990, 1991, and 1992 throughout the state designed to gather and solicit information pertinent to the redistricting process. Amendments and proposals for redistricting were submitted to the 72nd Legislature in 1991. However, claims from thousands of cities across the country alleging the 1990 preliminary census undercounted their populations gave rise to litigation and controversy and further complicated the committee's work. Besides being a determining factor in political redistricting, the census counts are critical in determining allocation of federal funding, grants, and services. Correspondents include constituents individually and as members of task forces or political parties, other state or local officials as well as other legislators expressing opinions and concerns regarding congressional, legislative, judicial and State Board of Education redistricting.

Maps are of Texas or of portions of the state illustrating proposed boundaries for redistricting. Statistical data involve district population analyses detailing size, ethnicity, and voting age of a district's population. The Texas Legislative Council staff prepared much of the population and ethnicity data, maps, and election histories used by the committee. The council is a nonpartisan service agency for the Texas Legislature providing legal and data processing services, and serving as a source of impartial research and information.

The term "communities of interest" refers to groups of people sharing mutual interests, such as coordinating and cooperating closely in transportation, economic development, and land use planning and implementation. Examples of communities of interest include neighborhoods, towns and cities, rural and urban areas, counties or larger geographical areas. Private sector community organizations and services might also be coordinated through an alliance of Chambers of Commerce. Maintaining communities of interest is a traditional redistricting principle. The federal Voting Rights Act, Section 5, prevents the enforcement of new laws or practices that would diminish minority voting rights.

To prepare this preliminary 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.


 

Organization of the Records

These records have been organized by State Archives staff into six series:
Public hearing and meeting files, 1978-1992, 31.7 cubic ft.
Research files, 1966-1992, bulk 1980-1992, 28 cubic ft.
Judicial redistricting files, 1983-1990, 1.2 cubic ft.
Communication files, 1991-1992, 8.7 cubic ft.
News clipping files, 1990-1992, 4.9 cubic ft.
Legislative and legal files, 1981-1992, 14.9 cubic ft.

Restrictions

Restrictions on Access

Because of the possibility that portions of these records fall under Public Information Act exceptions including, but not limited to: confidentiality of a memorandum of a communication of a resident with a member of the legislature (V.T.C.A., Government Code, Section 306.003); confidentiality of a communication of a citizen with a member of the legislature (V.T.C.A., Government Code, Section 306.004); confidentiality of communication of an assistant or employee of the Texas Legislative Council with a member of the legislature (V.T.C.A., Government Code, Section 323.017); and 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 (http://www.tsl.state.tx.us/agency/customer/pia.html). Include enough description and detail about the information requested to enable the archivist to accurately identify and locate the information. 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.).

Technical Requirements

Researchers wishing to access audio cassettes must contact the Archives' Preservation Officer to obtain the necessary equipment.


Index Terms

The terms listed here were used to catalog the records. The terms can be used to find similar or related records.
Subjects:
Apportionment (election law)--Texas.
Election districts--Texas.
Census undercounts--Texas.
Document Types:
Maps--Texas--Apportionment (election law)--1966-1992.
Statistics--Texas--Apportionment (election law)--1966-1992.
Agendas--Texas--Apportionment (election law)--1966-1992.
Testimonies--Texas--Apportionment (election law)--1966-1992.
Correspondence--Texas--Apportionment (election law)--1966-1992.
Memorandums--Texas--Apportionment (election law)--1966-1992.
Proposals--Texas--Apportionment (election law)--1966-1992.
Summaries--Texas--Apportionment (election law)--1966-1992.
Clippings--Texas--Apportionment (election law)--1966-1992.
Press releases--Texas--Apportionment (election law)--1966-1992.
Petitions--Texas--Apportionment (election law)--1966-1992.
Reports--Texas--Apportionment (election law)--1966-1992.
Bills (legislative records)--Texas--Apportionment (election law)--1966-1992.
Decisions--Texas--Apportionment (election law)--1966-1992.
Case files--Texas--Apportionment (election law)--1966-1992.
Judicial records--Texas--Apportionment (election law)--1966-1992.
Audio cassettes--Texas--Apportionment (election law)--1966-1992.
Resolutions--Texas--Apportionment (election law)--1966-1992.
Lists--Texas--Apportionment (election law)--1966-1992.
Notes--Texas--Apportionment (election law)--1966-1992.
Functions:
Adjusting election districts.

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 Legislature, House of Representatives, Committee on Redistricting, Records, 1971-2001, undated, bulk 1990-1992, 2000-2001, 19.95 cubic ft. [RESTRICTED]
Texas Legislature, Senate, Committee of the Whole on Redistricting, Records, 1980-1991, bulk 1990-1991, 27.5 cubic ft. [RESTRICTED]
Texas Legislature, Senator Eddie Bernice Johnson, Senate Subcommittee on Congressional Districts, Records, 1980-1991, bulk 1990-1991, 7 cubic ft. [RESTRICTED]
Texas Legislature, Legislative Council inaugural planning documents and other material, 1955-2003, 0.24 cubic ft. [RESTRICTED]
Texas Legislature, Legislative Council redistricting records, 1991, 1995, 0.38 cubic ft. [RESTRICTED]
Texas Legislative Council, Redistricting maps and reports, 1991-1992, 0.24 cubic ft.
Texas Secretary of State, Statutory Documents Section, Redistricting plans, 1981-1982, 1991-1993, 0.71 cubic ft.
Texas Legislature, Senate Redistricting Committee records, about 1990, 44 cubic ft. [RESTRICTED; there is no finding aid for this unprocessed collection. Call numbers are 2003/130-1 through 44]
Texas Legislature, Senate Jurisprudence Committee redistricting records, 2001, 39 cubic ft. [RESTRICTED; there is no finding aid for this unprocessed collection. Call numbers are 2004/084-1 through 34]

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

(Identify the item and cite the series), House of Representatives Committee on Redistricting records, Texas Legislature. Archives and Information Services Division, Texas State Library and Archives Commission.

Accession Information

Accession number: 1997/086

These records were transferred to the Archives and Information Services Division of the Texas State Library and Archives Commission by Representative Delwin Jones on February 21, 1997.

Processing Information

Processed by Lisa M. Hendricks, September 1997

Finding aid converted from EAD 1.0 to 2002 by TARO using the conversion stylesheet v1to02.xsl, July 22, 2003

Related materials added and corrections made to encoding to conform to EAD 2002 and DACS by Rebecca Romanchuk, July 2005

Maps rehoused and box numbers changed accordingly by Jessica Tucker, July 2007

Agency name revised, addition to related records, and other encoding changes by Rebecca Romanchuk, September 2011


Detailed Description of the Records

 

Public hearing and meeting files, 1978-1992,
31.7 cubic ft.

Public hearing and meeting files of the House Committee on Redistricting record the committee's actions to gather public response and illustrate the controversies arising from the committee's proposals. Types of records in this series include correspondence, agenda, handouts, witness affirmations, testimony, petitions, maps, reports, news releases, audio cassettes, notices of hearings, address lists, and statistics, dating from 1978 to 1992. Together with the Senate Select Committee on Legislative Redistricting, the House Committee on Redistricting held a series of 14 joint regional hearings in 1990 throughout the state designed to gather and solicit information pertinent to the redistricting process. In 1991, with the release of the controversial 1990 United States Census figures and the 1991 Regular Session (72nd Legislature) in progress, the committee held another series of public hearings in Austin and in select areas throughout the state on the subjects of congressional, legislative, and State Board of Education redistricting. The 72nd Legislature dealt with redrawing congressional districts, state House and Senate districts, State Board of Education (SBOE) districts, and possibly judicial districts. Most of the maps are computer-generated maps produced for the committee by the Texas Legislative Council and illustrate proposed changes to districts. Data available to the legislature in 1991 for redistricting considerations includes census data, consisting of voting age, total population by race/ethnicity for counties, Voting Tabulation Districts (voting precinct approximation), census blocks, and election history information. Earlier material documents redistricting work done by the 67th and 68th Legislatures after the 1980 U.S. Census. Researchers should also see "Research files" for related records.
Arrangement
Records are arranged in roughly chronological order by date of the various regional hearings. Some folders are empty. All records remain in the order received.
Preferred Citation
(Identify the item), Public hearing and meeting files, House of Representatives Committee on Redistricting records, Texas Legislature. Archives and Information Services Division, Texas State Library and Archives Commission.
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 including, but not limited to: confidentiality of a memorandum of a communication of a resident with a member of the legislature (V.T.C.A., Government Code, Section 306.003); confidentiality of a communication of a citizen with a member of the legislature (V.T.C.A., Government Code, Section 306.004); confidentiality of communication of an assistant or employee of the Texas Legislative Council with a member of the legislature (V.T.C.A., Government Code, Section 323.017); and 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 (http://www.tsl.state.tx.us/agency/customer/pia.html). Include enough description and detail about the information requested to enable the archivist to accurately identify and locate the information. 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.).
Technical Requirements
Researchers wishing to access audio cassettes must contact the Archives' Preservation Officer to obtain the necessary equipment.
General
Box
1997/086-36 Regional hearings research and background files:
Redistricting meeting packet, 1987-1990
House Bill 72, 1978-1990, bulk 1989-1990
Box
1997/086-24 House Redistricting Committee, meeting, December 5, 1989
"Memos through 1987", 1981
Mexican American Legal Defense and Education Fund (MALDEF) seeks redistricting, Dallas County, undated
Box
1997/086-27 Posting/Agenda, 1989
Public hearings:
April 18, 1989
April 25, 1989
May 2, 1989
Committee handouts, various, 1989
Witness contacts, 1989
House bills 58, 61, 113, 1989
House Resolution 70, 1989
House Concurrent Resolutions 36, 38, 1989
House Joint Resolution 8, 1989
Public regional hearings, 1990:
Lubbock, March 16
Amarillo, March 17
Corpus Christi, April 6
El Paso, May 18
Midland/Odessa, May 19
Houston, June 1
Beaumont, June 22
Tyler, June 23
Fort Worth, July 13
Dallas, July 14
Laredo, July 27
Edinburg, July 28
San Antonio, August 25
Austin regional, September 28
Redistricting committee, 1989
Box
1997/086-28 Notes from previous hearings, 1990
Invites for February 28 hearing, 1990
Invitation list for breakfast, February 16, 1990
Preliminary summary of meeting, 1990
Texas Legislative Council (TLC) Summary, February 16, 1990
Attachments A - G, 1990
Agenda/posting notices, 1990
Minutes/logs, 1990
List of witness affirmations, 1990
Attachments E - O, 1990
Box
1997/086-29 Handouts 1-4, undated
Statements/testimony, February 28, 1990:
Larry Milner, Texas Chamber of Commerce
Ethel Minor, Texas NAACP (National Association for the Advancement of Colored People)
Evelyn Bonita, League of Women Voters
Lubbock and Amarillo hearings, March 16 and 17, 1990
Box
1997/086-29 Agenda/posting notices
Invites to Members
Minutes/Logs
Witness affirmations
News release, March 5, 1990
Lubbock Hearing Summary
Acknowledgments/Thank you, March 27, 1990
Attachments A - K, 1989-1990 and undated
Lubbock, research, 1980-1988
Submitted written testimony
Agenda/Posting notices
Invites to members
Minutes/logs
Witness affirmations, Amarillo
News release
Amarillo hearing summary
Attachment A
Corpus Christi hearing, April 6, 1990
Box
1997/086-29 Agenda/posting notices
Invites to Members
Minutes/logs
List of witnesses/affirmations
News release
Acknowledgments/thank you
Testimony
Attachments A - D
El Paso hearing, May 18 and 19, 1990
Box
1997/086-29 Agenda/posting notices
Invites to members
Minutes/log
List of witness/affirmations
News release
Acknowledgments/thank you
Statements/testimony
Attachments A - E
Midland/Odessa hearing, May 19, 1990
Box
1997/086-30 Agenda/posting notices
Invites to members
Minutes/logs
Witness affirmations
Publication of hearing
News release
Acknowledgments/thank you
Statements/testimony
Attachments A - F
Houston hearing, June 1 and 2, 1990
Box
1997/086-30 Agenda/posting notices
Invites to members
Minutes/logs
Witness affirmations
Publication of hearing
News release
Houston hearing summary
Follow-up information
Acknowledgments/thank you
Statements/testimony
Attachments A - M
Beaumont and Tyler hearings, June 22, 1990
Box
1997/086-30 Agenda/posting notices
Invites to members
Minutes/logs
Witness affirmations
Publication of hearing
Houston hearing summary
Minutes/logs
News release
Acknowledgments/thank you
Statements/testimony
Witness affirmations
Testimony
Fort Worth hearing, July 13, 1990
Box
1997/086-30 Agenda/posting notices
Invites to members
Minutes/logs
Witness affirmations
Publication of hearing
News release
Fort Worth hearing summary
Follow-up information
Statements/testimony
Box
1997/086-31 Attachments A - Z, Aa - Bb
Dallas hearing, July 14, 1990
Box
1997/086-31 Agenda/posting notices
Invites to members
Minutes/logs
Witness affirmations
Publication of hearing
News release
Dallas hearing summary
Acknowledgments/thank you
Statements/testimony
Attachments A - Z, Aa - Zz
Box
1997/086-32 Visitors Register
Review with staff, 1991
Submission correspondence, Secretary of State, 1991
Member responses, December 1990
Television broadcasting related, 1990
"Reapportionment by State and Local Governments: A Guide for the 1980's", 1981
Research files, 1990-1992
Laredo hearing, July 27, 1990
Box
1997/086-32 Agenda/posting notices
Invites to members
Minutes/logs
Witness affirmations
Publication of hearing
News release
Acknowledgments/thank you
Statements/testimony
Edinburg/Harlingen hearing, July 28, 1990
Box
1997/086-32 Agenda/posting notices
Invites to members
Minutes/logs
Witness affirmations
Publication of hearing
News release
Acknowledgments/thank you
Statements/testimony
San Antonio hearing, August 24 and 25, 1990
Box
1997/086-32 Agenda/posting notices
Invites to members
Minutes/logs
Witness affirmations
Publication of hearing
News release
San Antonio hearing summary
Acknowledgments/thank you
Box
1997/086-33 Testimony/statements
Austin hearings, September 28, 1990
Box
1997/086-33 Agenda/posting notices
Invites to members
Minutes/logs
Witness affirmations
Publication of hearing
News release
Acknowledgments/thank you
Testimony/statements
Suggested changes, March-December 1990
Bob Day, Garland Chamber of Commerce, 1989-1990
Assorted files
Box
1997/086-67 Committee meeting files:
February 28, 1990
March 16, 1990
Box
1997/086-39 Mailouts and address lists for outreach hearings, February through March 1991
Box
1997/086-73 Planning for regional redistricting hearings, 1990
Republican fair redistricting plan, 1991
Split county information, 1991
Dallas county, 1991
Statewide plans, 1991
District population analysis, 1991
Box
1997/086-74 Mailouts for statewide officials:
House, Senate, Congressional, and State Board of Education (SBOE), 1991
Public hearings, 1990
Texas Legislative Council (TLC) Summaries of meetings February-September 1990
Precinct boundaries, House and Senate, undated
Senate, House, Congressional, SBOE, population analyses and district maps 1980-1988
Box
1997/086-75 Regional hearings: witness affirmations, testimony, petitions 1991
Box
1997/086-78 House Redistricting Committee meeting files, February 1991 - August 1991
National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP), Redistricting strategy, 1991
Senate Committee of the Whole on Redistricting meeting, February 7, 1991
JSA (Jeff Archer), Legislative Counsel, 1990
Senate Committee of the Whole on Redistricting files, 1991
Box
1997/086-19 Joint regional hearings files, 1989-1990
Census and voter data, various, 1991
Interim report, February 1991
Adopted committee rules, 1991
House member distribution, April-May 1991:
Legal references
Redistricting plans
Redistricting plans
Availability of Redistricting Committee staff
Submission of plans
Redistricting hearing, November 1991
Redistricting member distribution, February-May 1991:
Attorney General's opinion
Swearing of witnesses
Legal references
Congressional redistricting plans
Documents
Hearings information
Box
1997/086-8 Correspondence, testimony, February 5, 1990 - November
Hearing and meeting files, February 6, 1991 - March 21, 1991
Box
1997/086-9 March 21-23, 1991:
Witness testimony
Read into the record
Committee handouts
Witness affirmation sheets
Box
1997/086-10 March 25, 1991
Witness testimony
Read into the record
April 1991
Committee handouts
Witness affirmation sheets
Witness testimony
Population analysis data, 1991
Box
1997/086-11 Population analysis data, 1991
Republican Party of Texas, Texas Fair Redistricting Committee:
Texas Congressional Plan, 1991
Proposed House Plan, 1991
Witness Testimony, April-May, 1991
Public hearing files, May 1991
Box
1997/086-12 Public Hearing files, May 15, 1991
Witness Testimony, May 1991
Committee handouts 1-8, May 1991
Box
1997/086-13 May 18, 1991:
Committee handouts 9-10
Witness testimony
Amendments 1-12
Unsubmitted plans
Box
1997/086-14 May 20, 1991:
Formal meeting
Committee handouts 1-5
Redistricting
June 16-18, 1991:
Meeting files
Public hearing files
Committee handouts 1-4
Witness affirmation sheets
Read into the record
Witness testimony
August 5, 1991:
Meeting files, Minutes
Committee handouts 1-7
Amendments 1-3
Box
1997/086-15 Amendments 4-17
State Board of Education (SBOE), substitutes 1 & 2
Box
1997/086-16 Floor amendments 1-25, 1991
District population analysis, 1991
Statewide proposed district map, 1991
Floor amendments 1-12, 1991
Box
1997/086-17 Floor amendments 13-20, 22-24, 1991
Floor amendments 1 & 2, 1991
Box
1997/086-34 Member plans - Congress, July-August 1991
Evaluations of proposed minority congressional district, Dallas county, Lichtman, April, July, 1991
Current delegation submission, June 1991
Regular session submission, redistricting plan, 1991
Plan analysis reports system, origin unknown, April-May 1991
Box
1997/086-35 Council draft, amendment C.S.H.B. No. 1, undated
Texas Redistricting Application, District Population Analysis, August 21, 1991
Box
1997/086-36 Texas House - HB 150/h641, May 23, 1991
Texas Senate Plan - SB 31/s552, May 23, 1991
Texas Congressional Delegation, May 24, 1991
Redistricting Meeting Packet, 1988-1990
Box
1997/086-46 Public hearing minutes, February - May 1991
Submission materials, 1991
Notices of public hearings, February 6, 1991 through May 20, 1991
SBOE redistricting testimony, 1991
Witness affirmations, petitions, meeting files, February 18-August 19, 1991
Box
1997/086-41 Committee on Redistricting public hearings:
Minutes, July 16-18, 1991
August 19, 1991:
Posting and agenda
Minutes
Committee handouts, 1-6
Witness testimony
Amendments 1-4
Box
1997/086-42 Amendments 5-7
State Board of Education (SBOE) Amendments 1-2
August 21, 1991:
Posting and agenda
Formal meeting
Committee handout 1-2 (S.B. 2)
Amendments 1-2
November 26, 1991:
Posting and agenda
Witness affirmation sheets
Witness testimony
Read into the Record
Committee handouts 1-15
Box
1997/086-66 Committee on Redistricting meeting files:
Bexar County, South Texas proposals, Dallas County, November 26, 1991
January 7, 1992
Box
1997/086-68 November 26, 1991
House Bill 1
Plan Population Analysis, congressional districts, July 1991
Plan C574, H.B. 71 engrossment, August 7, 1991
February 25, 1991
April 15, 1991
Proposed committee rules
Witness affirmation cover and addendum
House Resolutions 150 and 210
Box
1997/086-43 Committee on Redistricting public hearings:
January 2, 1992:
Posting and agenda
Formal meeting
Committee handouts 1-3
Amendments 1-6 (Plan H711)
Amendments 1-3 (H.B. 2)
January 7, 1992:
Posting and agenda
Formal meeting
Committee handouts 1-5
Amendment 1 (H131S502)
Amendment 1 (S.B.2)
Formal meeting, November 18, 1992
Box
1997/086-50 Senate redistricting, testimony, memoranda, 1990-1991
Congressional redistricting, 1991
Box
1997/086-65 Outreach hearings files, March 21-23, 1991
Proposed committee rules, March 15, 1991
Miscellaneous, 1990
Faxes to Uher (DRU), 1990
Speaker's office, 1990-1991
Texas Department of Commerce, 1990
Real Estate/State Data Center, 1989
Committee coordinator, 1989-1990
House administration, 1990-1992
Redistricting office accommodations, undated
Plan H714, 72S30054, 1992
Committee meeting, January 2, 1992
Castro - Lack of access, Mexican American Legal Defense and Education Fund (MALDEF), 1991
Recent census correspondence, 1991
MALDEF open records request, April 1991
Census undercount adjustment, 1991
MALDEF, 1991
[unfoldered]
Redistricting - Plan E 1991
Dallas Hispanic House districts, 1991
Tarrant County Hispanic district, 1991
Bexar County:
House of Representatives plan, 1991
Senate districts, undated



 

Research files, 1966-1992, bulk 1980-1992,
28 cubic ft.

Research files of the House Committee on Redistricting reflect the redistricting committee's information-gathering efforts to resolve controversies surrounding both the 1980 and 1990 federal census counts. Types of records in this series include news releases, news clippings, summaries of public hearings, articles, correspondence, memoranda, copies of court cases, and state Attorney General opinions, dating 1966-1992, bulk 1980-1992. Press releases were issued by the U.S. Department of Commerce and Congressman Tom Sawyer (D-OH) as chair of the Subcommittee on Census and Population. The purpose of this subcommittee was to ensure that the population counts derived from the 1990 decennial census were as accurate as possible before they were transmitted to the states for various uses, including legislative redistricting. This subcommittee held a hearing in Austin in July of 1990 to invite participation in resolving the census count issue. Controversy revolved around the 1990 Census count because of suspected undercounts of portions of the population.
Arrangement
Press releases are arranged in chronological order. Other records are arranged in no apparent order. Records remain in order as received.
Preferred Citation
(Identify the item), Research files, House of Representatives Committee on Redistricting records, Texas Legislature. Archives and Information Services Division, Texas State Library and Archives Commission.
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 including, but not limited to: confidentiality of a memorandum of a communication of a resident with a member of the legislature (V.T.C.A., Government Code, Section 306.003); confidentiality of a communication of a citizen with a member of the legislature (V.T.C.A., Government Code, Section 306.004); confidentiality of communication of an assistant or employee of the Texas Legislative Council with a member of the legislature (V.T.C.A., Government Code, Section 323.017); and 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 (http://www.tsl.state.tx.us/agency/customer/pia.html). Include enough description and detail about the information requested to enable the archivist to accurately identify and locate the information. 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.).
Research files
Box
1997/086-24 Original, House districts, population analysis, 1983
Voting Rights Act, Section 5, 1982-1983
Korbel's proposal, South Texas, 1981
Record votes, 1983
Box
1997/086-24 House Bill 1389, 68th Legislature:
Box
1997/086-24 Disclosure amendment, MALDEF statement, 1983
Uher's notes, HB 1389, 1981-1983
Subcommittee report, 1983
Bill analysis, 1983
Suggested plans - not valid, 1983
Correspondence, 1983
Enrolled, 1983
Fiscal note, 1983
Maps, 1983
Committee on Regions, Compacts, and Districts, Interim Report, 1983
Committee on Regions, Compacts & Districts, 1983
Senate Bill 480:
Testimony, 1983
Uher's notes, 1982-1983
Fiscal note, 1983
Mauzy/Edwards, 1983
Analysis, undated
Correspondence, 1983
Enrolled, 1983
Population analyses, Congressional and House Districts, 1983
Redistricting, 1981
Redistricting maps, 1982
Requested information, 1981
House Bill 1269, 1982-1983
Congressional plan, Ltd., 1983
Dallas - Tarrant Counties, 1983
House Bill 2240, undated
House Bill 2247, undated
House Bill 944, 1983
Judicial redistricting, 1983
Senate Joint Resolution 16, 1983
Senate 137 and House Bill 353, 1983
House Joint Resolution 84, 1983
Box
1997/086-25 House Joint Resolution 79, 1983
Senate Bill 576, 1983
Senate Bill 480, 1983
Robert's notes, 1983
Uher's notes, 1980-1983
House Bill 1389, Regions, Compacts, and Districts Committee, 1983
Notes, various, 1983
House bills 1269, 1389, 2240, 2241, 2247, 1983
Box
1997/086-26 House bills 353, 1389; Senate Bill 137, 1983
[2 folders, maps]
Box
1997/086-44 Texas Legislative Council (TLC) projections/ Local Review, August 29, 1990
Local Review Numbers Released, 1990
Meeting summaries:
February 28, 1990 through July 13, 1990
Letter to Attorney General Dan Morales, February 12, 1991
State of Texas Attorney General opinion, February 27, 1991
Department of Commerce, press releases, 1991
Census and population files, 1990
Press releases:
September 13, 1990 through June 23, 1992
Parts 1 - 6:
Preview of 1981, October 2, 1978
The 1980 Census, October 3, 1979
Rules, May 8, 1990
Voting Rights Act, October 15, 1990
Computers and Process, April 8, 1981
Alternative Methods, April 9, 1982
Clements v. Valles and Legislative Redistricting Board (LRB), September 11, 1981
Legislative Redistricting Board's Plans, November 2, 1981
Court Ordered Plans, March 11, 1982
Redistricting Update, October 5, 1983
Court Ordered Plans, March 11, 1982
Redistricting Update, October 5, 1983
Redistricting 1983: Task continues, December 3, 1982
The Redistricting Decisions, February 28, 1984
Voting Rights Act and SBOE, August 13, 1984
Box
1997/086-45 Part One: The 1990 Census, March 19, 1990
Judicial elections and the federal Voting Rights Act, January 30, 1990
1990 Census and Counting illegal immigrants, May 1988
House Research Organization, Special Legislative Reports: March 15, 1990 through February 28, 1992
Articles, publications and court cases, 1980-1991
Box
1997/086-50 Population Composition of Congressional Districts, 1991
Box
1997/086-51 Davis v. Bandemer, 1986
Badham v. Eu, 1988
Karcher v. Daggett, 1983
Seamon v. Upham, 1982
Brown v. Thomson, 1983
Thornberg v. Gingles, 1986
Terrazas v. Clements, 1984
Box
1997/086-52 Terrazas v. Clements, 1982-1984
Clements v. Valles, 1981
White v. Regester, 1973
Mauzy v. Legislative Redistricting Board (LRB), 1971
Smith v. Craddick, 1971
Kilgarlin v. Martin, 1966
Kilgarlin v. Hill, 1967
"Minority Voting Equality: the 65 Percent Rule in Theory and Practice," 1988
"Perpetuation of Racial Vote Dilution," 1982
Box
1997/086-53 Voting Rights Act, 1981-1987
"Population Equality. . .", 1981
"Reapportionment by State Legislatures: A Guide for the l980's", undated
Box
1997/086-69 Texas Elections Database, Precinct Election Returns, 1988-1990
[Note: Cleared for public use, 6/20/2002, Tony Black.]
Box
1997/086-70 District population analysis, proposed district maps:
[Note: Part of box is restricted (not these files), 6/20/2005, Tony Black.]
Senate congressional plan, 1991
House districts, 1991
Box
1997/086-71 District population analyses, proposed district maps, 1991
[Note: Cleared for public use, 6/20/2002, Tony Black.]
Box
1997/086-78 Plan population analysis, Senate districts, 1991
Senate proposed district maps, 1991
Box
1997/086-79 Initial Statewide Plan, May 10, 1991
Member Plans:
House
State Board of Education (SBOE)
Congressional Districts
Redistricting files, various, 1991
Box
1997/086-80 Plan population analyses and proposed district maps, 1991
"Projected Population Changes in Texas Districts", 1990
"Guide to Redistricting", 1990
Directories, 1984-1989
"District Profiles", 1988
"House Journal - Proceedings", 1991
Box
1997/086-81 Census figures, district county members, U.S. Department of Census 1990
[3-ring binder]
State Board of Education plans current and proposed, 1991
Texas Legislative Council, data, 1991
Census Total Population 1990
Box
1997/086-83 Legislative reports, 1978-1990
Statistics, 1980-1991
District population analysis report, House Bill 150, 1991
House Bill 150
House Bill 1
Information/Assistance requests, 1991
Statewide proposed district map, 1991
Box
1997/086-84 "State and Federal Law Governing Redistricting in Texas", 1991
"Projected Population Changes in Texas Districts", 1990
"Reapportionment Law: The 1990's", 1989
"Redistricting Provisions: 50 State Profiles", 1989
Legislative Information System 72 Search Results Report, 1991
Plan H714, 1991
Loose material, various, 1991-1992
Box
1997/086-85 Maps, Texas Legislative Council, 1990-1991
Box
1997/086-86 Maps, Texas Legislative Council, 1990-1991
Box
1997/086-87 Maps, Texas Legislative Council, 1990-1991
Box
1997/086-88 Maps, Texas Legislative Council, 1990-1991
Box
1997/086-89 Maps, Texas Legislative Council, 1990-1991
Box
1997/086-90 Maps, Texas Legislative Council, 1990-1991
Box
1997/086-91 Maps, Texas Legislative Council, 1990-1991
Box
1997/086-92 Maps, Texas Legislative Council, 1990-1991
Box
1997/086-93 Maps, Texas Legislative Council, 1990-1991
Box
1997/086-94 Maps, Texas Legislative Council, 1990-1991
Box
1997/086-95 Maps, Texas Legislative Council, 1990-1991
Box
1997/086-96 Maps, Texas Legislative Council, 1990-1991
Box
1997/086-97 Maps, Texas Legislative Council, 1990-1991
Box
1997/086-98 Maps, Texas Legislative Council, 1990-1991
Box
1997/086-99 Maps, Texas Legislative Council, 1990-1991
Box
1997/086-100 Maps, Texas Legislative Council, 1990-1991



 

Judicial redistricting files, 1983-1990,
1.2 cubic ft.

Files of the House Committee on Redistricting relating to judicial redistricting and files of Committee chair Tom Uher as a member of the Committee on Judicial Affairs and the Task Force on Judicial Selection demonstrate those bodies' efforts to reapportion judicial districts according to 1990 United States Census data. Types of records in this series include correspondence, memoranda, news clippings, news releases, reports, statistics, maps, resolutions, court orders, proposals, and notes, dating 1983-1990.
Arrangement
Records are arranged in no apparent order and remain in the order received.
Preferred Citation
(Identify the item), Judicial redistricting files, House of Representatives Committee on Redistricting records, Texas Legislature. Archives and Information Services Division, Texas State Library and Archives Commission.
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 including, but not limited to: confidentiality of a memorandum of a communication of a resident with a member of the legislature (V.T.C.A., Government Code, Section 306.003); confidentiality of a communication of a citizen with a member of the legislature (V.T.C.A., Government Code, Section 306.004); confidentiality of communication of an assistant or employee of the Texas Legislative Council with a member of the legislature (V.T.C.A., Government Code, Section 323.017); and 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 (http://www.tsl.state.tx.us/agency/customer/pia.html). Include enough description and detail about the information requested to enable the archivist to accurately identify and locate the information. 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.).
Judicial redistricting files
Box
1997/086-38 House Joint Resolution 77, May 1989
Judicial rulings, January 1990
Judicial redistricting proposals, 1989-1990
News clippings, 1989-1990
Redistrict news clips, 1983
Judicial Affairs:
Judicial redistricting, 1989
To District, 1989-1990
Box
1997/086-67 Judicial reform and redistricting files, 1989-1990:
Task Force on Judicial Selection
Committee on Judicial Affairs



 

Communication files, 1991-1992,
8.7 cubic ft.

Communications files of the House Committee on Redistricting were created to organize communications received from state legislators or agencies, from members of the U.S. Congress, or from counties in the state. Types of records in this series include memoranda, correspondence, proposals, testimony, maps, and recommendations, dating 1991-1992. Information requests received by telephone, proposals, and recommendations made by legislators or members of congress to the committee are recorded here along with correspondence. County files were created to organize possible communications with residents or officials from various counties including proposals, correspondence, testimony, and maps pertaining to each county.
Arrangement
State legislators and members of congress communications files are arranged largely in alphabetical order by name of legislator or member of Congress. County communications files are in alphabetical order by name of county. Some folders are empty. Records remain in the order received.
Preferred Citation
(Identify the item), Communication files, House of Representatives Committee on Redistricting records, Texas Legislature. Archives and Information Services Division, Texas State Library and Archives Commission.
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 including, but not limited to: confidentiality of a memorandum of a communication of a resident with a member of the legislature (V.T.C.A., Government Code, Section 306.003); confidentiality of a communication of a citizen with a member of the legislature (V.T.C.A., Government Code, Section 306.004); confidentiality of communication of an assistant or employee of the Texas Legislative Council with a member of the legislature (V.T.C.A., Government Code, Section 323.017); and 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 (http://www.tsl.state.tx.us/agency/customer/pia.html). Include enough description and detail about the information requested to enable the archivist to accurately identify and locate the information. 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.).
State legislators and members of Congress communication files
Box
1997/086-1 Representatives files, 1991
Box
1997/086-2 Representatives Alexander - Collazo
Box
1997/086-3 Representatives Conley - Granoff
Box
1997/086-4 Representatives Greenberg - Place
Box
1997/086-5 Representatives Price - Yost
Box
1997/086-37 Representatives Alexander through Yost
Senators Armbrister through Zaffarini
Members of Congress:
Representatives Andrews through Wilson
U.S. Senators Aikin through Sosa
County communications files
Box
Box 1997/086-6 Anderson County - Montgomery County, 1991
Box
1997/086-7 Moore County - Zavala County, 1991
Out-of-state contacts, 1992
Correspondence files
Box
1997/086-50 General correspondence, 1991
Correspondence regarding Congressional redistricting, 1991
General contacts and correspondence, 1991
Texas Fair Redistricting Committee, 1991
Information request forms, 1991
Attorney General correspondence, 1991
State agency correspondence, 1991
Correspondence files, A - Z, 1991
Box
1997/086-70 Correspondence, 1990-1991
[Note: Restricted, 6/20/2002, Tony Black.]
Box
1997/086-75 Requests for meeting summaries, February - September 1991



 

News clippings files, 1990-1992,
4.9 cubic ft.

News clippings files of the House Committee on Redistricting illustrate press reportage of the conflict engendered by legislative redistricting plans. Records are news clippings dating 1990-1992. Among those protesting redistricting outcomes, Hispanic and civil rights groups filed lawsuits claiming the 1990 census data used by the committee may have excluded hundreds of thousands of Texans because it did not adjust for minority undercounts. Considerable debate also resulted from differences between Republican and Democratic redistricting goals.
Arrangement
Clippings are individually identified and dated and some appear to be grouped or arranged roughly by subject or chronological order. Researchers should also see other series for news clippings interfiled with other records. Records remain in the order received.
Preferred Citation
(Identify the item), News clippings files, House of Representatives Committee on Redistricting records, Texas Legislature. Archives and Information Services Division, Texas State Library and Archives Commission.
Restrictions on Access
Materials do not circulate, but may be used in the State Archives search room. Materials will be retrieved from and returned to storage areas by staff members.
Restrictions on Use
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.).
News clippings files
Box
1997/086-20 General redistricting articles, 1990-1991
[2 folders]
Census undercount, 1991
Dan Morales discussing census undercount, 1991
Mexican American Legal Defense and Education Fund (MALDEF) lawsuits, 1991-1992
Chairman Uher, 1990-1992
U.S. Representative Joe Barton, 1990-1992
Box
1997/086-21 County redistricting, 1990-1992
[3 folders]
Dallas/Dallas County, 1991
Dallas 14-1 proposal/failure, 1990-1991
Dallas-Martin Frost, Congressional Appointment, 1990
Filing deadline change, 1991-1992
GOP Election Repercussions - 1990
Third Special Session, 1991-1992
Democratic gains, 1990
Box
1997/086-22 News clippings, 1992
House appointments, 1991
House members - discuss redistricting, 1990-1992
Houston/Harris County, 1991-1992
Debate, January 1991, 10-4-1, 1990-1991
Judge Nowlin's Panel, 1991-1992
Justice department rulings, 1991-1992
Legislative Redistricting Board (LRB) Members discuss redistricting, 1990-1992
Lufkin Independent School District, 1990-1991
Mexican American Caucus, 1990
Box
1997/086-23 Party chairmen on redistricting, 1990-1992
Proposed congressional plan, general articles, 1991-1992
Proposed House plan, general articles, 1990-1992
Proposed State Board of Education (SBOE) plan, general articles, 1991
Proposed Senate plan, general articles, 1991-1992
Rio Grande Valley redistricting, 1991
Rusk County, 1990
School district redistricting, 1991-1992
Senate members - discuss redistricting, 1990-1992
Special interests - discuss redistricting, 1991
1992 Speaker's race, 1992
Tarrant County, 1991-1992
Box
1997/086-28 News clippings:
February - September, 1990
[some folders empty]
General
Legislative clippings
Box
1997/086-72 Legislative clipping service, 1990-1991
Box
1997/086-82 News clippings, 1990-1991



 

Legislative and legal files, 1981-1992,
14.9 cubic ft.

Legislative and legal files of the House Committee on Redistricting were created to assist the research and decision-making process of the committee as it sought to redesignate boundaries for legislative, congressional, judicial, and State Board of Education districts. Types of records include population reports, copies of bills, amendments to bills, maps, and court cases dating 1981-1992. Reports detail district population analyses, maps illustrate proposed apportionment, and legislation relates to the apportionment of the state into legislative and congressional districts.
Arrangement
Records are organized chronologically and then numerically by legislation and proposals.
Preferred Citation
(Identify the item), Legislative and legal files, House of Representatives Committee on Redistricting records, Texas Legislature. Archives and Information Services Division, Texas State Library and Archives Commission.
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 including, but not limited to: confidentiality of a memorandum of a communication of a resident with a member of the legislature (V.T.C.A., Government Code, Section 306.003); confidentiality of a communication of a citizen with a member of the legislature (V.T.C.A., Government Code, Section 306.004); confidentiality of communication of an assistant or employee of the Texas Legislative Council with a member of the legislature (V.T.C.A., Government Code, Section 323.017); and 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 (http://www.tsl.state.tx.us/agency/customer/pia.html). Include enough description and detail about the information requested to enable the archivist to accurately identify and locate the information. 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.).
Legislative and legal files
Box
1997/086-54 H514 Texas Fair Redistricting Proposal 2, April 30, 1991:
District Population Analysis Report
Proposed district maps
200B - County subtotals
203B - Plan population analysis
375B - Voter registration/turnout
H519 Texas Fair Redistricting Proposal 2, May 9, 1991:
District Population Analysis Report
Proposed district maps
200B - County subtotals
203B - Plan population analysis
375B - Voter Registration/turnout
H523 Korbel House Proposal, May 10, 1991:
District Population Analysis Report
Proposed district maps
200B - County subtotals
203B - Plan population analysis
375B - Voter registration turnout
[empty]
H555 Korbel House Proposal 2, May 15, 1991:
District Population Analysis Report
Proposed district maps
200B - County subtotals
203B - Plan population analysis
375B - Voter registration turnout
[empty]
H556 Korbel House Proposal 3, May 15, 1991:
District Population Analysis Report
Proposed district maps
200B - County subtotals
203B - Plan population analysis
375B - Voter registration analysis
[empty]
Box
1997/086-55 H566 Dallas County Committee Plan, May 18, 1991:
District Population Analysis Report
Proposed district maps
200B - County subtotals
203B - Plan population analysis
375B - Voter registration analysis
[empty]
H576 Blair Dallas County 16, Committee Amendment, May 18, 1991:
District Population Analysis Report
Proposed district maps
200B - County subtotals
203B - Plan population analysis
375B - Voter registration analysis
H577 Craddick Dallas 17 and Harris 25 Amendment, May 18, 1991:
District Population Analysis Report
Proposed district maps
200B - County subtotals
203B - Plan population analysis
375B - Voter registration analysis
H578 Martinez Committee Amendment, May 18, 1991:
District Population Analysis Report
Proposed district maps
200B - County subtotals
203B - Plan population analysis
375B - Voter registration analysis
H581 - Marchant Dallas 16, Committee Amendment, Plan Population Analysis Report, May 18, 1991
H583 Craddick Dallas 17 and Harris 26 Amendment, May 18, 1991:
District Population Analysis Report
Proposed district maps
200B - County subtotals
203B - Plan population analysis
375B - Voter registration analysis
H589 Korbel South Texas Proposal 2, May 18, 1991:
District Population Analysis Report
Proposed district maps
H618 Blair Dallas County Floor Amendment, Plan Population Analysis Report, May 21, 1991
House Bill 150 (Enrolled)
Box
1997/086-67 Senate Bill 31, May 1991
Box
1997/086-70 Member files, 1991
[Note: Part of box is restricted (not these files), 6/20/2005, Tony Black.]
House Bill 960, 1981
[Note: Part of box is restricted (not these files), 6/20/2005, Tony Black.]
Adopted floor amendments, 1981
[Note: Part of box is restricted (not these files), 6/20/2005, Tony Black.]
House Concurrent Resolution, 222, 1981
[Note: Part of box is restricted (not these files), 6/20/2005, Tony Black.]
House study group analysis, 1981
[Note: Part of box is restricted (not these files), 6/20/2005, Tony Black.]
Senate Bill 480, 1983
[Note: Part of box is restricted (not these files), 6/20/2005, Tony Black.]
Box
1997/086-56 H605 Uher Statewide Floor Substitute, May 21, 1991:
District Population Analysis Report
Proposed district maps
H641 H.B. 150, 72nd Legislature, Regular Session, May 26, 1991:
H.B. 150
District Population Analysis Report
Proposed district maps
200B - County subtotals
203B - Plan population analysis
375B - Voter registration analysis
H646 Rodriguez Bexar County Floor Amendment, May 22, 1991
H660 Texas Fair Redistricting Dallas County Proposal, August 28, 1991
Box
1997/086-57 H665 Texas Fair Redistricting Committee Statewide Proposal, Terrazas v. Slagle, November 4, 1991:
District Population Analysis Report
Proposed district maps
200B - County subtotals
203B - Plan population analysis
375B - Voter registration analysis
H680 Cameron County Alternative 2 for H.B. 150, November 25, 1991:
District Population Analysis Report
Proposed district maps
200B - County subtotals
203B - Plan population analysis
375B - Voter registration analysis
H681, Dallas County Alternative 3 for H.B.150, November 25, 1991:
District Population Analysis Report
Proposed district maps
200B - County subtotals
203B - Plan population analysis
375B - Voter registration analysis
H682, Dallas County Alternative 4 for H.B.150, November 25, 1991:
District Population Analysis Report
Proposed district maps
200B - County subtotals
203B - Plan population analysis
375B - Voter registration analysis
H693 - Plan H641 with amendments from Plan H692, November 26, 1991:
District Population Analysis Report
Proposed district maps
200B - County subtotals
203B - Plan population analysis
375B - Voter registration analysis
Box
1997/086-58 H711 Modified Mena v. Richards Agreed Final Judgement, December 10, 1991:
District Population Analysis Report
Proposed district maps
200B - County subtotals
203B - Plan population analysis
375B - Voter registration analysis
H712 House Committee Report, 3rd Called Session, January 2, 1992:
District Population Analysis Report
Proposed district maps
200B - County subtotals
203B - Plan population analysis
375B - Voter registration analysis
Box
1997/086-59 C530 - Uher Statewide House Committee Substitute, August 2, 1991:
District Population Analysis Report
Proposed district maps
C534 - Uher Central Texas Committee Amendment, 1st Called Session, August 5, 1991:
District Population Analysis Report
Proposed district maps
C535 - Uher/Jones Panhandle Committee Amendment, 1st Called Session, August 5, 1991:
District Population Analysis Report
Proposed district maps
C536 - Blair Dallas Area Committee Amendment, 1st Called session, August 5, 1991:
District Population Analysis Report
Proposed district maps
C537 - Rodriguez South Texas Committee Amendment, 1st Called Session, August 5, 1991:
District Population Analysis Report
Proposed district maps
C545 - Uher/Earley Tarrant County Committee Amendment, 1st Called Session, August 5, 1991:
District Population Analysis Report
Proposed district maps
C551 - House Committee Report, 1st Called Session, August 5, 1991:
District Population Analysis
House Bill 71
200B - County subtotals
203B - Plan population analysis
375B - Voter registration analysis
Box
1997/086-60 H567 Uher Harris County Plan, District population analysis, August 18, 1991
H570 Uher statewide committee substitute, August 18, 1991
C574 - House Bill 1 Engrossment:
200B - County subtotals
203B - Plan population analysis
375B - Voter registration analysis
C579 - Johnson's proposed substitute to Senate Bill 12, 1st Called Session, August 10, 1991:
200B - County subtotals
203B - Plan population analysis
375B - Voter registration analysis
Box
1997/086-61 C582 - Bivins statewide plan, 1st Called Session, August 10, 1991:
District Population Analysis Report
Proposed district maps
200B - County subtotals
203B - Plan population analysis
375B - Voter registration analysis
H584 - C.S.H.B. 150 House committee report, August 18, 1991:
District Population Analysis Report
Proposed district maps
C605 - Uher East Texas floor amendment, 1st Called Session, August 19, 1991:
District Population Analysis Report
Proposed district maps
C.S.H.B. No. 1, amendment
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1997/086-62 C611 - House committee report, 2nd Called Session, August 19, 1991:
District Population Analysis Report
Proposed district maps
200B - County subtotals
203B - Plan population analysis
375B - Voter registration analysis
C637 - House Bill 1, Engrossed, 2nd Called Session, August 21, 1991:
District Population Analysis Report
Proposed district maps
200B - County subtotals
203B - Plan population analysis
375B - Voter registration analysis
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1997/086-63 S552 - Senate Bill 31, Senate engrossment, May 15, 1991:
District Population Analysis Report
200B - County subtotals
203B - Plan population analysis
E526 - Uher floor amendment, Second Called Special Session, August 23, 1991:
District Population Analysis Report
Proposed district maps
Amendment to C.S.S.B.2
200B - County subtotals
203B - Plan population analysis
E507 - Blair/Johnson Proposal, First Called Special Session, August 5, 1991:
District Population Analysis Report
Proposed district maps
200B - County subtotals
203B - Plan population analysis
E515 - Glasgow proposal, Second Called Special Session, August 17, 1991:
District Population Analysis Report
Proposed district maps
E517 - House Committee Report of Senate Bill 2, August 21, 1991:
Proposed district maps
200B - County subtotals
203B - Plan population analysis
Box
1997/086-64 517 - District Population Analysis Report, Proposed district maps
521 - District Population Analysis Report, Proposed district maps
523 - District Population Analysis Report, Proposed district maps
Plan population analyses, House districts
Box
1997/086-47 C657 - Final Congressional plan, 2nd Called Session, H.B.1, August 25, 1991:
200B - County subtotals
203B - Plan population analysis
375B - Voter registration/turnout
315B - 1990 Election returns
H714 - 1992 Federal Court Plan, December 24, 1991:
200B - County subtotals
203B - Plan population analysis
375 - Voter registration/Turnout
315B - 1990 Election returns
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1997/086-48 H738 - Final House Plan, 3rd Called Session, H.B.1, January 4, 1992:
200B - County subtotals
203B - Plan population analysis
375B - Voter registration/turnout
315B - 1990 Election returns
S560 - Mena v. Richards, Settlement Plan, October 11, 1991:
200B - County Subtotals
203B - Plan population analysis
375B - Voter registration/turnout
315B - 1990 Election returns
S567 - Terrazas v. Slagle Court Order, December 24, 1991:
District Population Analysis
203B - Plan Population Analysis
375B - Voter Registration/turnout
315B - 1990 Election Returns
E522 - Final SBOE Plan, 2nd Called Session, S.B. 2, August 21, 1991:
200B - County Subtotals
203B - Plan Population Analysis
375B - Voter Registration/Turnout
315B - 1990 Election Returns
Maps
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1997/086-49 Martin v. Mabus, 1988
League of United Latin American Citizens (LULAC), et al., v. Jim Mattox, Attorney General, et al. files, January 1990
"The Texas Judiciary and the Voting Rights Act: Background and Options", December 1989
Rangel v. Jim Mattox, Attorney General, 1989
Judicial Redistricting proposal files, 1989-1990
Mena v. Richards, February-August 1991
Terrazas v. Slagle, May - December 1991
Box
1997/086-50 Terrazas v. Slagle: December 1991 - January-February 1992
Earl v. Nowlin, May 15, 1992
City of New York v. U.S. Department of Commerce, 1988-1990
Box
1997/086-72 House Bill 2699
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1997/086-78 House Bill 149 - Apportionment of the state into State Board of Education districts
House Bill 150 - Apportionment of the state into state representative districts
House Bill 151 - Apportionment of the state into congressional districts