Texas State Library and Archives Commission

Texas Legislature, House of Representatives:

An Inventory of Records of Representative John Culberson at the Texas State Archives, 1987-1998 (bulk 1991-1998)



Overview

Creator: Texas. Legislature. House of Representatives.
Title: Records of Representative John Culberson
Dates: 1987-1998
Dates: (bulk 1991-1998)
Abstract: Records comprise correspondence, memoranda, legislative records, printed materials, newsletters, legal documents, and reports that document the activites and interests of Representative John Culberson in the Texas House of Representatives from 1987 to 1998 (bulk 1991-1998). Issues concern the Texas criminal justice system, workers' compensation, tort reform, sunset legislation, insurance, and security devices for rental dwellings.
Quantity: 3 cubic ft.
Language English.

Agency History

John Culberson was born in Houston, Texas on August 24, 1956. He earned a BA in history from Southern Methodist University and a JD from South Texas College of Law. After college, he worked in his father's advertising agency.

In 1986, at the age of 29, Culberson was elected to the Texas House of Representatives, where he represented part of Harris County from a Republican platform. During his tenure in the House he served on the Public Education, Science and Technology, Natural Resources, Judicial Affairs, Energy Resources, Urban Affairs, Civil Practices, Corrections (Vice-Chair in 1991), and Environmental Regulation committees. In his last session, the 76th Legislature (1999), Culberson was selected by his Republican colleagues as the House Republican Whip.

Culberson was elected to the United States Congress on November 7, 2000. He was sworn in as District 7's third Congressman on January 3, 2001. He serves on the Steering, Budget, Education & Workforce, and Transportation and Infrastructure Committees.


Scope and Contents of the Records

Records comprise correspondence, memoranda, bill analyses, bill copies, printed materials, newsletters, fiscal notes, publications, minutes, legal documents, and reports that document the activities and interests of Representative John Culberson in the Texas House of Representatives from 1987 to 1998 (bulk 1991-1998). Issues represented in the documents concern, among others, the Texas criminal justice system and compliance with the decision in Ruiz et al. vs. McCotter, et al., workers' compensation, tort reform, Sunset legislation, juvenile justice, the state lottery, insurance and uninsured motorists, residential disclosure for parolees, and security devices for rental dwellings.

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

These records are arranged in the order in which they arrived. The majority of materials are loose and unorganized.

Restrictions

Restrictions on Access

Because of the possibility that portions of these records fall under the Public Information Act exceptions including violations of the privacy of individuals, these records must be reviewed by an archivist before they can be accessed for research. The records may be requested for research under the provisions of the Public Information Act (Texas 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 records covered by exceptions to the Public Information Act, we are obligated to seek an Open Records Opinion from the Attorney General before the files can be provided to the researcher. The Public Information Act allows the Archives ten business days after receiving the written request to make this determination.

Restrictions on Use

Where necessary, records will be redacted or restricted to comply with the Public Information Act and the Attorney General's decision.


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:
Culberson, John.
Subjects:
Criminal justice, Administration of--Texas.
Workers' compensation--Law and legislation--Texas.
Torts--Texas.
Sunset review of government programs--Texas.
Lotteries--Law and legislation--Texas.
Insurance--Law and legislation--Texas.
Juvenile justice, Administration of--Texas.
Dewllings--Security measures--Texas.
Document Types:
Newsletters--Legislators--Texas--1987-1998 (bulk 1991-1998).
Legal documents--Legislators--Texas--1987-1998 (bulk 1991-1998).
Minutes--Legislators--Texas--1987-1998 (bulk 1991-1998).
Reports--Legislators--Texas--1987-1998 (bulk 1991-1998).
Publications--Legislators--Texas--1987-1998 (bulk 1991-1998).
Legislative records--Legislators--Texas--1987-1998 (bulk 1991-1998).
Correspondence--Legislators--Texas--1987-1998 (bulk 1991-1998).
Memorandums--Legislators--Texas--1987-1998 (bulk 1991-1998).
Functions:
Representing state.

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 Civil Practices, Records of the Chair, 1994-1996, 5 cubic ft.
Texas Legislature, House of Representatives, Committee on Natural Resources, Records, 1985-1992, 4.71 cubic ft.
Texas Legislature, House of Representatives, Committee on Public Education, Records, 1982-1992 (bulk 1988-1992), 42 cubic ft.
Texas Legislature, House of Representatives, Committee on Science and Technology, Records, 1982-1992, 5 cubic ft.

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

(Identify the item), Records of Representative John Culberson, House of Representatives, Texas Legislature. Archives and Information Services Division, Texas State Library and Archives Commission.

Accession Information

Accession number: 2001/141

These records were transferred to the Archives and Information Services Division of the Texas State Library and Archives Commission by the Records Manager of the Texas House of Representatives on July 24, 2001.

Processing Information

Nancy Enneking, August 2001


Detailed Description of the Records

 

Records of Representative John Culberson, 1987-1998 (bulk 1991-1998),
3 cubic ft.

box
2001/141-1 Untitled wallet file:
[Loose material consisting of legislative records, correspondence, reports, and printed materials], 1991, 1993
House Bill 1-10, 1991
[Loose printed materials material on workers' compensation], 1989
[Untitled brown envelope containing legal documents, primarily interrogatories and responses, regarding a traffic accident lawsuit], 1995
[Loose correspondence, newsletters, reports, printed materials, bill copies], 1987, 1991, 1994-1997
Untitled wallet file:
[Loose material consisting of legislative records, correspondence, printed material, newsletters on a variety of legislative bills and issues], 1997
House Bill 3593, 1997
Employment of counsel, 1997
Senate Bill 571, 1997
box
2001/141-2 [Loose legislative records, correspondence, printed materials], 1992-1997 (bulk 1995)
Proposed premises liability bill, 1993, 1995
[black binder]
Untitled wallet file:
[Loose printed material, newsletters, legislative records, and correspondence concerning tort reform], 1995-1996
Tort reform, 74th Session, 1994
[Loose legal documents, memoranda, bill copy, and printed materials], 1994-1995, undated
Tort reform, 1995
[White folder, "State Farm info."], 1992
box
2001/141-3 Texas Council on Family Violence, 1998
[Loose correspondence, publications, newspapers, printed materials, newsletters, minutes, and reports on a variety of legislative issues], 1993-1998 (bulk 1998)