Texas State Library and Archives Commission

Texas Office of the Governor, Public Information Office:

An Inventory of Subject Files at the Texas State Archives, 1966-1973 (bulk 1970-1971)



Overview

Creator: Texas. Office of the Governor. Public Information Office.
Title: Subject files
Dates: 1966-1973
Dates: (bulk 1970-1971)
Abstract: Types of records include memos, correspondence, press releases, speeches, newspaper clippings, magazine articles, and newsletters. Records date from 1966 to 1973 (bulk 1970-1971), and are from the Texas Governor's Public Information Office during the administration of Governor Preston Smith. Topics of special concern as reflected in the records include the environment and the original Earth Day in 1970, drug abuse, traffic safety, welfare, and the relationship of minorities with Governor Smith's administration.
Quantity: 4 cubic ft.
Language English.

Agency History

The Public Information Office of the Office of the Governor acts as the official liaison for the governor with the press and public. The Public Information Office also collects information for research on contemporary issues for the executive branch.


Scope and Contents

Types of records include memos, correspondence, press releases, speeches, newspaper clippings, magazine articles, and newsletters. Records date from 1966-1973, with the bulk from 1970-1971. Records are from the Public Information Office during the administration of Governor Preston Smith, governor from 1969 to 1973. The records were compiled by Carlton Carl, Assistant Press Secretary to the Governor, in 1970-1971. During this time, Robert Weddle was director of the Public Information Office. Topics of special concern as reflected in the records include the environment and the original Earth Day in 1970, drug abuse, traffic safety, welfare, and the relationship of minorities with Governor Smith's administration.

To prepare this inventory, the described materials were cursorily reviewed to delineate series, to confirm the accuracy of contents lists, to provide an estimate of dates covered, and to determine record types.


 

Arrangement of the Records

Arrangement is alphabetical by subject.

Restrictions

Restrictions on Access

None.

Restrictions on Use

None.


Index Terms

The terms listed here were used to catalog the records. The terms can be used to find similar or related records.
Personal Names:
Smith, Preston 1912-
Subjects:
Drug abuse--Texas.
Public welfare--Texas.
Minorities--Texas.
Traffic safety--Texas.
Environmental protection--Texas.
Document Types:
Correspondence--Texas--Governors--1966-1973.
Memorandums--Texas--Governors--1966-1973.
Press releases--Texas--Governors--1966-1973.
Speeches--Texas--Governors--1966-1973.
Clippings--Texas--Governors--1966-1973.
Newsletters--Texas--Governors--1966-1973.

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.

The Southwest Collection, Texas Tech University, Lubbock, Texas
See the gubernatorial records of Preston Smith.

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

(Identify the item), Subject files, Public Information Office, Texas Office of the Governor. Archives and Information Services Division, Texas State Library and Archives Commission.

Accession Information

Accession number: 1994/120

These records were transferred to the Archives and Information Services Division of the Texas State Library and Archives Commission by the Sam Houston Regional Library and Research Center on June 21, 1994. The Sam Houston Center had originally received these records as part of the Price Daniel, Jr. Papers on January 3, 1975.

Processing Information

Paul Beck, June 1994


Detailed Description of the Collection

 

Subject files, 1966-1973 (bulk 1970-1971),
4 cubic ft.

box
1994/120-1 Abortion, 1970
Aeronautics Commission, Texas, 1970
AFL-CIO, 1969-1970
Aging, 1969-1970
Agricultural Chemicals, 1970
Agricultural Data, 1969-1970
Antiquities, 1969-1970
Bales, Larry, Representative, Travis County, 1969-1970
Breakdown of State Expenditures, 1969
Calhoun, Frank, Representative, 1972
Campaign Financing Directive, 1972
Capitols - Texas, 1967
Civil Rights Commission Report, 1970
Coastal Resources, 1970
Comptroller's Office, 1967
Computers in Government, 1968
Congressional District - 10th, 1972
Constitutional Revision, 1971-1972
Consumer Protection, 1969
Council of State Governments, 1970
Criminal Justice Planning, 1970
Crime Control, 1970
Department of Corrections, 1970
Disaster - Drought, 1971
Dowdy, Representative John, 1970
Draft (Selective Service System), 1970
Drugs, 1969-1970
box
1994/120-2 Drugs (continued), 1970
Drug Clippings, 1970
Drug Study Committee, Senate Interim, 1970
Earth Day, 1970
Economy, The, 1970
Education - Public School, 1969-1970
Employment, 1970
Environment , 1970
[3 folders]
Food, Nutrition, and Health, 1970
Franchise, 1970
Government - General, 1970
Government & Legislative Process, 1970
Health, Department of, 1970
Health - Public, 1970
Higher Education, 1969-1970
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1994/120-3 Highways, 1970
Homosexuals, 1970
Housing, Construction, Etc., 1970
Houston, 1970
Human Relations, 1970
Indians, 1970
Industrial Accidents, 1968
Industrial Development, 1969-1970
Information Center Library, 1970
Information Systems, [undated]
Input-Output Study, 1970
Interim Committees - 62nd Legislature, 1971-1973
Labor (AFL-CIO), 1970
Law Enforcement Program, [undated]
Legislative Drafting, 1968
Liquor Laws, 1970
Local Planning Assistance, 1970
Manpower, Planning & Development, 1969
Mental Health & Mental Retardation, 1970
Migrants, 1969-1970
Minority Achievements - Governor Smith, 1970
Minority Appointments - Governor Smith, [undated]
Model Cities, 1970
Morticians, State Board of, 1970
NASA, 1970
Natural Disasters - Hurricane Celia, 1970
News Media, 1969
Newspapers, Texas, [undated]
Nursing Homes, 1970
Obscenity, 1970
Oil Depletion and Imports, 1969-1972
Oil Spills, 1970
Population Control, 1970
Quotes, Items for Speeches, 1970
Press Credentials, 1967-1971
Public Mass Transportation, 1969-1970
Radio/Television - Rates and Data, 1968-1969
Railroads, 1970
Rehabilitation - Handicapped, 1970
Revenue Sharing, 1969-1970
Rural Development, 1970
Science - Government, 1970
Services to Local Government, 1970
Sessions, Annual [Legislative], 1970
Small Business, 1970
Solid Waste Disposal, 1970
Southern Regional Environment Conservation Council, 1970
States Comeback - Council of State Government, 1970
State Employees Training Act, 1969
Statutory Revision, 1966-1967
Suicide, 1969
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1994/120-4 Taxes, 1968-1970
Tax Reform Bill of 1969, 1969
Texas Business News, Bureau of Business Research, 1970-1971
Texas Communities Tomorrow, 1969-1970
Texas Fiscal Policy, 1969-1970
Texas Municipal League, 1969
Texas Navy, 1969-1970
TOEO [Texas Office of Economic Opportunity], 1970
Texas Statistics (general), 1970
Tourism, 1970
Traffic Safety, 1969-1971
[2 folders]
University-State Relations, 1969
Urban Affairs - General, 1970
Urban America Special Reports, 1967
Utilities Regulation, 1970
Vocational Technical Education, 1969-1970
Voting Age, Elections, 1970
Water Conservation and Development, 1969-1970
Welfare , 1970
[2 folders]
Youth in Government, 1970