Texas State Library and Archives Commission

Texas Comptroller's Office, Executive Administration Division:

An Inventory of Comptroller's Office Executive Administration Division Records at the Texas State Archives, 1973-1988, 1991-2010



Overview

Creator: Texas. Comptroller's Office. Executive Administration Division.
Title: Comptroller's Office Executive Administration Division records
Dates: 1973-1988, 1991-2010
Abstract: The Texas State Comptroller's Office is responsible for collecting state revenue, tracking state expenditures, and monitoring the financial condition of the state. These records document those duties, representing activities of the various division directors, the deputy comptrollers, and comptrollers Bob Bullock, John Sharp, Carole Keeton Rylander Strayhorn, and Susan Combs. These records consist of correspondence, memoranda, reports, speeches, clippings, invitations, thank-you notes, computer printouts, press releases, and other administrative documents, dating 1973-1988, 1991-2010, as maintained by the Executive Administration Division of the Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts.
Quantity: 26.75 cubic ft.
Language: These materials are written predominately in English with scattered Spanish throughout.

Agency History

The Texas State Comptroller's Office was created in 1835 by Texas' provisional government and renewed by each constitution. The present office of the Comptroller was created by the Texas Constitution of 1876 (Article IV, Sections 1 and 23) and is responsible for collecting state revenue, tracking state expenditures, and monitoring the financial condition of the state. The Comptroller was popularly elected for a two-year term until a constitutional amendment in 1972 lengthened the term to four years. The Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts is the state's chief fiscal officer, bookkeeper and economic forecaster. The agency issues approximately 8 million checks a year to meet state agency payrolls and to pay the state's bills. The primary duty of the Comptroller's Office is to collect 26 state taxes, including sales, corporate franchise, motor fuels, motor vehicle sales, oil and natural gas production and inheritance taxes. The office has field offices in 25 cities equipped to take applications for tax permits and licenses and to make sure delinquent taxpayers bring their accounts up to date. Comptroller auditors regularly check taxpayers' books to ensure compliance with the laws, visiting businesses ranging from small Texas grocers to Fortune 500 corporations in Texas and other states.

The Comptroller is required by law to provide the legislature with a sworn statement showing the financial condition of the state at the end of each fiscal year and an estimate of probable revenue for the coming fiscal year. The Texas Constitution limits the amount that the legislature may spend to the amount of revenue the Comptroller certifies as available for each biennium. The agency also evaluates spending bills in the legislature to determine if enough money will be available to meet the budget. In addition, the Comptroller's Office ensures that state agencies stay within their budgets, and is developing uniform state accounting and payroll systems to improve the efficiency of all state financial operations. Among its divisions, the Local Government Division helps Texas cities and counties in handling state funds and in budgeting, bookkeeping, cash management and purchasing procedures, while the Economic Development Division provides information about federal and state grant opportunities, distributes data about local economies and helps businesses find purchasing and training opportunities. The Research Division studies and reports on all sectors and geographic regions of the Texas economy. Finally, the Comptroller's Office helps taxpayers comply with state tax laws and stay abreast of changes in the law.

On September 1, 1996 the Office of the Comptroller assumed the function of the abolished State Treasury Department and the Treasury Department's Unclaimed Property Program, thus making the Comptroller responsible for depositing and investing state funds, paying state warrants, administering and enforcing the state's cigarette and tobacco tax laws, and attempting to return abandoned property to its owners.

Bob Bullock was Comptroller from 1975 through 1990, John Sharp served from 1991 through 1998, Carole Keeton Rylander Strayhorn served from 1999 through 2006, and Susan Combs has served as Comptroller since 2007. By 1999, the Comptroller's Office had a full-time staff of over 2,800 individuals and an annual budget in excess of $170 million dollars.

(Sources include the Guide to Texas State Agencies, 6th edition (1990); and 10th edition (1999).)


Scope and Contents of the Records

The Texas State Comptroller's Office is responsible for collecting state revenue, tracking state expenditures, and monitoring the financial condition of the state. These records document those duties, representing activities of the various division directors, the deputy comptrollers, and comptrollers Bob Bullock, John Sharp, Carole Keeton Rylander Strayhorn, and Susan Combs. These records consist of correspondence, memoranda, reports, speeches, clippings, invitations, thank-you notes, computer printouts, press releases, and other administrative documents, dating 1973-1988, 1991-2010, as maintained by the Executive Administration Division of the Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts.

Many of the records were generated and collected by the Executive Administration Division of the Comptroller's Office under the leadership of Comptroller Bob Bullock. Some materials consist of administrative files concerning each of the 13 divisions of the Comptroller's office. Central correspondence files include correspondence from members of the general public, organizations, elected and appointed public officials, and staff (especially heads) of state agencies. Topics include interpretations of tax laws and Comptroller's office policies, complaints against tax rules, requests for changes in existing tax laws, attempted resolutions of tax problems, suggestions for improving the state's fiscal situation, letters of appreciation, and routine internal matters. Reports include materials on taxes, tax rates, comparisons of Texas taxes with those of other states, comparisons of Texas' statistics with other nations, creation of an internal "think tank," internships, public school funding and education, audits, and internal accomplishments. Additionally, the records contain some of Bullock's campaign speeches for the office of Comptroller. Speeches were given to the state Democratic convention, trade and labor union organizations, the Texas legislature and legislative committees, business groups, church congregations, colleges and universities, and local civic groups.

Also included is an active series of administrative correspondence (both incoming and especially outgoing letters and memoranda, plus attachments) of Comptrollers John Sharp, Carole Keeton Rylander Strayhorn, and Susan Combs, dating 1991-2010. Typically, correspondents are state legislators, state agency officials, the lieutenant governor, the governor, local officials (at the city, county, and school district level), federal officials, and corporate entities. Topics addressed in the correspondence include projected or anticipated effects of proposed tax rates, methods of statistical adjustment for the federal census, issues involving the lottery, legislative intent, the tobacco litigation settlement, school audit performance reviews, the salaries of public officials, the Taxpayer Advisory Group, the property tax technical advisory committee, Attorney General opinions, recovery credit system (RCS), litigation funding companies, comprehensive annual financial reports, economic impact reports, audits of energy savings performance contacts, Other Events Trust Fund, etc.

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.

This finding aid describes the records of only one unit of the Texas Comptroller's Office. If you are reading this electronically, click here for an introduction to the Texas Comptroller's Office records. If you are reading this in paper, the introduction is at the beginning of the first binder labeled Comptroller.


 

Organization of the Records

The records have been organized into six series and three subseries:
Division files, 1974-1977, bulk 1975-1976, 2 cubic ft.
Finished files, 1974-1982, 3 cubic ft.
  • Reports, 1975-1977, 2 cubic ft.
  • Special subject files, 1974-1982, bulk 1977-1979, 0.83 cubic ft.
  • Castlebury correspondence, 1977, 1979-1980, 0.17 cubic ft.
Central files correspondence, 1987-1988, 3 cubic ft.
Reports, 1978-1986, bulk 1982-1986, 3 cubic ft.
Bob Bullock speeches, 1973-1986, 7 cubic ft.
Administrative correspondence, 1991-2010, bulk 2000-2006, 8.75 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.

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

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:
Bullock, Bob.
Sharp, John (John Spencer)
Strayhorn, Carole Keeton.
Combs, Susan.
Subjects:
Tax administration and procedure--Texas.
Taxation--Texas.
Tax auditing--Texas.
Tax collection--Texas.
Tax revenue estimating--Texas.
Taxation--Texas--Rates and tables.
Lotteries--Texas.
Legislation--Texas.
Taxation--Law and legislation--Texas.
Census.
Public expenditures--Texas.
Places:
Texas--Economic conditions.
Document Types:
Press releases--Texas--Tax administration and procedure--1974-1988.
Reports--Texas--Tax administration and procedure--1974-1988.
Memorandums--Texas--Tax administration and procedure--1978-1986.
Correspondence--Texas--Tax administration and procedure--1973-1988, 1991-2010.
Printouts--Texas--Tax administration and procedure--1978-1986.
Speeches--Texas--Tax administration and procedures--1973-1986.
Functions:
Administering taxation.

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
Manuscript collection: Bob Bullock editorial cartoons, about 1972-1988, fractional (43 items)
Texas Office of the Lieutenant Governor, Records of Bob Bullock (Restricted) (the original records are at Baylor University, Waco, Texas--the State Archives holds a microfilm copy)
Baylor University
Baylor Collections of Political Materials: Bob Bullock Collection, Comptroller series, 1975-1990, 264 boxes, 132.25 linear ft.

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

(Identify the item and cite the series), Texas Comptroller's Office Executive Administration Division records. Archives and Information Services Division, Texas State Library and Archives Commission.

Accession Information

Accession numbers: 1991/058, 1994/059, 1999/096, 1999/126, 2001/075, 2003/125, 2003/167, 2004/093, 2005/184, 2006/343, 2008/013, 2009/160, 2010/057, 2010/058, 2011/118, 2011/160, 2012/127, 2012/128, 2013/117, 2013/119, 2014/017

These records were transferred to the Texas State Archives by the Executive Administration Division of the Texas Comptroller's Office on January 4, 1991; January 11, 1994; January 22, 1999; March 18, 1999; December 15, 2000; March 4, 2003; June 9, 2003; February 18, 2004; August 29, 2005; April 3, 2006; September 11, 2007; July 30, 2009; January 12, 2010; November 18, 2010; January 4, 2011; January 24, 2012; February 23, 2012; March 20, 2013; May 8, 2013; and September 18, 2013.

Processed by

Preliminary inventory by Tony Black, July 1991

Accession summary by Paul Beck, January 1994

Accession summary by Lisa M. Hendricks, January 1999

Accession summary by Nancy Enneking, April 1999

Text converted and initial EAD tagging provided by Apex Data Services, February 2001

Four finding aids combined and an accession of administrative correspondence added by Nancy Enneking, March 2003

Corrections and further encoding to DACS standards by Tony Black, June 2005

Four accessions of administrative correspondence added by Tony Black, April 2006

Eleven accessions of administrative correspondence added by Tony Black, November 2013

Accruals

The Texas Comptroller's Office periodically transfers administrative correspondence to the Texas State Archives, usually on an annual basis.


Detailed Description of the Collection

 

Division files, 1974-1977, bulk 1975-1976,
2 cubic ft.

The Texas State Comptroller's Office is responsible for collecting state revenue, tracking state expenditures, and monitoring the financial condition of the state. These records document those duties. They consist of administrative files maintained by the Executive Administration Division concerning each of the 13 divisions of the Comptroller's office, dating 1974-1977, bulk 1975-1976. The files include correspondence (both received and sent, to and from other government officials as well as members of the general public), interoffice memoranda (mainly from division directors and other staff to deputy comptrollers and to Comptroller Bob Bullock), reports (both narrative and statistical), summaries, discussion and/or position papers, press releases, etc. Many of the documents are originals. Some of the reports are duplicated in the series, Finished files, but not consistently.
Arrangement
Arrangement by the creator is alphabetical by division, then roughly in reverse chronological order within each file.
Preferred Citation
(Identify the item), Division files, Texas Comptroller's Office Executive Administration Division records. Archives and Information Services Division, Texas State Library and Archives Commission.
Accession Information
Accession number: 1991/058
These records were transferred to the Archives and Information Services Division of the Texas State Library and Archives Commission by the Executive Administration Division of the Texas Comptroller's Office on January 4, 1991.
Processed by
Preliminary inventory by Tony Black, July 1991
Box
1991/058-1 Budget and Evaluation:
Evaluations of Comptroller's Divisions, 1975-1976
Memos, 1975
Memos, 1976
Operating Expense Status and Projection, 1977
Business Tax: Correspondence, 1975-1976
Data Services:
Memos, 1976
Memos, 1975
Training, 1976-1977
Field Operations:
Cigarette Tax Enforcement, 1975-1976
Correspondence, 1976
Correspondence, 1975
Box
1991/058-2 Field Audit Comparisons, Reports, Summaries, etc., 1975-1976
Fuels Tax:
Correspondence, 1975-1976
Memos, 1975-1976
Funds Management: Correspondence, 1975-1976
Inheritance Tax: Correspondence, 1975-1976
Legal Services: Correspondence, 1975-1976
Manpower Classification Reports and Additions, 1976
Motor Vehicle Sales Tax Correspondence, 1975-1976
Planning and Research: Correspondence, 1975-1976
Revenue Processing: Memos, 1975-1976
Sales Tax Division:
Correspondence, 1976
Correspondence, 1974-1975



 

Finished files, 1974-1982,
3 cubic ft.

The Texas State Comptroller's Office is responsible for collecting state revenue, tracking state expenditures, and monitoring the financial condition of the state. These records document those duties, consisting of completed administrative files which had been prepared for microfilming by the Executive Administration Division of the Texas Comptroller's Office, 1974-1982.
Organization
These records have been organized by State Archives staff into three subseries:
Reports, 1975-1977, 2 cubic ft.
Special subject files, 1974-1982, bulk 1977-1979, 0.83 cubic ft.
Castlebury correspondence, 1977, 1979-1980, 0.17 cubic ft.
Preferred Citation
(Identify the item and cite the subseries), Finished files, Texas Comptroller's Office Executive Administration Division records. Archives and Information Services Division, Texas State Library and Archives Commission.
Accession Information
Accession number: 1991/058
These records were transferred to the Archives and Information Services Division of the Texas State Library and Archives Commission by the Executive Administration Division of the Texas Comptroller's Office on January 4, 1991.
Processed by
Preliminary inventory by Tony Black, July 1991
Reports, 1975-1977,
2 cubic ft.
The Texas State Comptroller's Office is responsible for collecting state revenue, tracking state expenditures, and monitoring the financial condition of the state. These records document those duties, accomplished by the various divisions. These documents are labelled as bound reports (now unbound), 1975-1977, covering the work of eight divisions of the Texas Comptroller's Office as maintained by the Executive Administration Division. Often lengthy, they include interoffice memoranda and correspondence, progress reports, evaluation reports, published studies, booklets, tax guides, tax rules and regulations, procedures, proposals, synopses, revenue estimates, summaries of the financial report, work plans, monthly comparative statements, tax certifications, lists of tax judgments, status reports on accounts, audit and collection reports, seizure reports, transcripts of interviews, forms, legislation, employment examinations, notes, federal government publications, out-of-state tax publications (California, Ohio, and New York), etc. Some of the reports are duplicated in the series Division Files, but not consistently.
Arrangement
Arrangement by the creator is alphabetical by division.
Preferred Citation
(Identify the item), Reports, Finished files, Texas Comptroller's Office Executive Administration Division records. Archives and Information Services Division, Texas State Library and Archives Commission.
Box
1991/058-3 Fuels Tax Division
Inheritance Tax Division
Manpower Division
Minerals Tax Division
Motor Vehicle Tax Division
Planning Division
Sales Tax Division
Box
1991/058-4 Field Operations
Out of State
Date File, 1976-1982
Special subject files, 1974-1982, bulk 1977-1979,
0.83 cubic ft.
The Texas State Comptroller's Office is responsible for collecting state revenue, tracking state expenditures, and monitoring the financial condition of the state. These records document those duties, covering five specific topics of the Executive Administration Division of the Texas Comptroller's Office, dating 1974-1982, bulk 1977-1979. Documents include correspondence to and from Comptroller Bob Bullock, interoffice memoranda, copies of newspaper and magazine clippings, newsletters, agenda, position statements, copies of federal publications, a copy of An Analysis of President Carter's National Energy Plan by the Texas Governor's Energy Advisory Council, the annual financial report, audit reports (1974-1977), daily and weekly reports of FACTS [the Statewide Accounting System] (1977-1978), rules and regulations, Houston Metropolitan Transit Authority Project status reports, press releases and public service announcements, notes, etc.
Arrangement
Records are arranged by the creator and are maintained in the order in which they arrived.
Preferred Citation
(Identify the item), Special subject files, Finished files, Texas Comptroller's Office Executive Administration Division records. Archives and Information Services Division, Texas State Library and Archives Commission.
Box
1991/058-5 Energy Plan, 1977-1978
Kerrville Training Center, 1978-1979
State Auditor, 1974-1982
FACTS [the Statewide Accounting System], 1977-1979
[Houston] Metropolitan Transit Authority, 1977-1979
Castlebury correspondence, 1977, 1979-1980,
0.17 cubic ft.
The Texas State Comptroller's Office is responsible for collecting state revenue, tracking state expenditures, and monitoring the financial condition of the state. These records document those duties, consisting of a small amount of Comptroller Bob Bullock's correspondence from the years 1977, 1979-1980, drafted by Special Assistant Glen Castlebury and therefore labelled "Castlebury correspondence (Miscellaneous)." They include the originals of letters received by Bob Bullock, with copies of the outgoing responses signed by Bullock, regarding a variety of taxation and revenue issues which concerned both the general public and special interest groups.
Arrangement
Arrangement by the creator is alphabetical by either the last name of the correspondent, or by the category of correspondent (e.g., Auto Wholesalers).
Preferred Citation
(Identify the item), Castlebury correspondence, Finished files, Texas Comptroller's Office Executive Administration Division records. Archives and Information Services Division, Texas State Library and Archives Commission.
Box
1991/058-5 Auto Wholesalers thru Little
May thru Municipal League Convention
Oil Marketing Association thru Slavin
Tax Publications Sent
TOMA thru Wilson
Spanish Correspondence, 1977



 

Central files correspondence, 1987-1988,
3 cubic ft.

The Texas State Comptroller's Office is responsible for collecting state revenue, tracking state expenditures, and monitoring the financial condition of the state. These records document those duties, consisting of Comptroller Bob Bullock's central correspondence files, January-March 1987 and June 1987-June 1988. They include the original incoming letters, along with photocopies of the outgoing responses, bearing Bullock's signature, plus enclosures and routing slips. Also occasionally included are hard copies of automated correspondence log entries, which contain a summary record of correspondence with that person, some back as far as 1983. Correspondents include members of the general public, organizations, elected and appointed public officials, and staff (especially heads) of state agencies. Topics include interpretations of tax laws and Comptroller's office policies, complaints against tax rules, requests for changes in existing tax laws, attempted resolutions of tax problems, suggestions as to how to improve the state's fiscal situation, letters of appreciation, routine internal matters, etc.
Arrangement
Arrangement by the creator is chronological by month, and then alphabetical by last name of correspondent within each month.
Preferred Citation
(Identify the item), Central files correspondence, Texas Comptroller's Office Executive Administration Division records. Archives and Information Services Division, Texas State Library and Archives Commission.
Accession Information
Accession number: 1991/058
These records were transferred to the Archives and Information Services Division of the Texas State Library and Archives Commission by the Executive Administration Division of the Texas Comptroller's Office on January 4, 1991.
Processed by
Preliminary inventory by Tony Black, July 1991
Box
1991/058-6 Central files correspondence:
January 1987
February 1987
March 1987
June 1987
July 1987
August 1987
Box
1991/058-7 September 1987
October 1987
November 1987
December 1987
January 1988
Box
1991/058-8 February 1988
March 1988
April 1988
May 1988
June 1988



 

Reports, 1978-1986, bulk 1982-1986,
3 cubic ft.

The Texas State Comptroller's Office is responsible for collecting state revenue, tracking state expenditures, and monitoring the financial condition of the state. These records document those duties, consisting of reports, memoranda, correspondence, photocopied news clippings, computer printouts, and a speech, ranging in date from 1978 to 1986, bulk 1982-1986. The records were generated and collected by the Executive Administration Division of the Comptroller's Office under the leadership of Comptroller Bob Bullock. Subjects include taxes, tax rates, comparisons of Texas taxes with those of other states, comparisons of Texas' statistics with other nations, creation of an internal "think tank," internships, public school funding and education, audits, and internal accomplishments.
Arrangement
Materials were arranged by the creator in two groups--external reports and internal reports--and then in alphabetical order within each group.
Preferred Citation
(Identify the item), Reports, Texas Comptroller's Office Executive Administration Division records. Archives and Information Services Division, Texas State Library and Archives Commission.
Accession Information
Accession number: 1999/126
These records were transferred to the Archives and Information Services Division of the Texas State Library and Archives Commission by the Texas Comptroller's Office on March 18, 1999
Processed by
Accession summary by Nancy Enneking, April 1999
Box
1999/126-1 External reports:
Candidate Profiles-1986 Primary Election, by the Texas Legislative Service
Cash Management for the State of Texas:
Briefing book, 1984
Cash flow management program, 1984
Construction projects for the state: proposed for 1984-1985 (State Purchasing and General Services)
Education Reform: Statement by the Texas State Teachers Association (TSTA), July 1983
Mail Order Sales: Taxation of (regarding ACIR-NATA [National Advisory Commission on Intergovernmental Relations - National Association of Tax Administrators] study), 1982
School Finance Bill, preliminary draft, by the Texas Legislative Council, 1984
State of Texas: Financial and Economic Performance, from the Office of the Governor, February, 1986
Texas Weekly Magazine, re. Bob Bullock, March 9, 1986
Internal reports:
Achievements: Comptroller's Office, 1985:
First Quarter
Second Quarter
Cash Flow analysis, 1984
Coal Slurry Pipeline (Energy Transportation systems, Inc. [ESTI]), research division, 1984
Disclosure Policy and Procedures:
October 1978
March 1982
January 1986
Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) Information, 1985:
General Information
Proposed Natural Gas Rules
Federal Legislation: Impact on State Revenues, November 1984
Field Operations: Reports and Support for Data Services, April 1986
Franchise Tax Rule Change Proposals, 1984-1985
Hazardous Waste Management: Texas, 1983-1985
Highway Cost Index Committee Meeting:
July 26, 1983
October 25, 1984
Box
1999/126-2 Honors Program: Think Tank Concept, 1985:
General Information
Honors Projects Status Reports
Honors Interns Program, 1985-1986
Management Advisory Committee, 1984
Management Assessment and Development, training division, 1985
Pending Cases Report (Legal Services and Administrative Law Judges), January 1986
Public Education, Select Committee on, general information, 1983-1985
Public Education, Select Committee on, membership:
Scope, 1983
Finance Committee Members and Staff Profiles, undated
Finance Sub-Committee, undated
Box
1999/126-3 Public School Funding, 1983-1984:
General Information
Cavness Plan (permanent and available school funds)
Comptroller's School Finance Plan
Revenue Estimate (Revenue Estimating and Research Division), March 1983
Recommended Revisions
Briefing Material
Salaries: Colleges and Universities, 1985
Salaries: Comparable Worth, 1985
Salaries: State Employees, August 1984
Salary Comparisons: State Government, 1982
Sales Tax: Taxable Status of Selected Items (Fiscal Management Division), January 1985
Standards of Conduct, February 1984
State Depository Board, 1983
State Revenue Alternatives: Sources and Comparisons, March 1984
State Revenue Changes: Background Materials, March 1984
Tax Burden Study (Revenue Estimating Division), 1984
Tax Increase Alternatives: Preliminary Estimates (Revenue Estimating and Research Division), January 1983
Tax Overhaul Proposal (Research Division), April 1986
Tax Policy Updates, May 1984
Texas 2000, October 1985
Texas Budget: In Comparison with Other Nations of the World, July 1984
Texas First (research division), July 1985
Texas Inventory (Outlook for the Texas Economy), June 1986
Texas State Finances and the Texas Economic Outlook:
(A Special Report to Governor White), February 24, 1986
April 14, 1986
Texas Trends (Fiscal Management Division), November 1984



 

Bob Bullock speeches, 1973-1986,
7 cubic ft.

The Texas State Comptroller's Office is responsible for collecting state revenue, tracking state expenditures, and monitoring the financial condition of the state. These records are the speech and engagement files of Comptroller Bob Bullock. Types of records include speeches, correspondence, memos, invitations, and thank-you notes. Records date from 1973 to 1986. Subjects of Bullock's speeches include state and national politics, budget analyses, revenue estimates, and the state of the Texas economy. Included are some of Bullock's election campaign speeches for the office of Comptroller. Speeches were given to the state Democratic convention, trade and labor union organizations, the Texas legislature and legislative committees, business groups, church congregations, colleges and universities, and local civic groups.
Arrangement
Speeches are arranged by the creator alphabetically by the city in which they were given and are then in chronological order within each city. Only the first and last files in each box are listed and dated.
Preferred Citation
(Identify the item), Bob Bullock speeches, Texas Comptroller's Office Executive Administration Division records. Archives and Information Services Division, Texas State Library and Archives Commission.
Accession Information
Accession number: 1994/059
These records were transferred to the Archives and Information Services Division of the Texas State Library and Archives Commission by the Texas Comptroller's Office on January 11, 1994.
Processed by
Accession summary by Paul Beck, January 1994
Box
1994/059-1 Abilene, TX thru Austin, TX, 1973-1982
Box
1994/059-2 Austin, TX, 1983-1985
Box
1994/059-3 Austin, TX thru Crosby, TX, 1983-1985
Box
1994/059-4 Dallas, TX thru Fort Worth, TX, 1975-1986
Box
1994/059-5 Galveston, TX thru Irving, TX, 1975-1984
Box
1994/059-6 Jacksonville, TX thru Orlando, FL, 1975-1986
Box
1994/059-7 Padre Island, TX thru Wichita Falls, TX, 1984-1986



 

Administrative correspondence, 1991-2010, bulk 2000-2006,
8.75 cubic ft.

The Texas State Comptroller's Office is responsible for collecting state revenue, tracking state expenditures, and monitoring the financial condition of the state. Documenting those duties, these records consist of administrative correspondence (both incoming and especially outgoing letters and memoranda, plus attachments) of Comptrollers John Sharp, Carole Keeton Rylander Strayhorn, and Susan Combs, dating 1991-2010, bulk 2000-2006. Typically, correspondents are state legislators, state agency officials, the lieutenant governor, the governor, local officials (at the city, county, and school district level), federal officials, and corporate entities. Topics addressed in the correspondence include projected or anticipated effects of proposed tax rates, methods of statistical adjustment for the federal census, issues involving the lottery, legislative intent, the tobacco litigation settlement, school audit performance reviews, the salaries of public officials, the Taxpayer Advisory Group, the property tax technical advisory committee, Attorney General opinions, recovery credit system (RCS), litigation funding companies, comprehensive annual financial reports, economic impact reports, audits of energy savings performance contacts, Other Events Trust Fund, etc.
A much more voluminous group of administrative correspondence is legislative correspondence, 2000-2006. This consists of correspondence between the Comptroller and state legislators (state senators and state representatives), apparently always with Comptroller Carole Keeton Rylander Strayhorn's response.
A much smaller group of administrative correspondence is called executive order--superseded correspondence, 1999-2010. These mainly concern the appointment of persons to represent the Comptroller on various boards and committees.
Arrangement
These records are arranged by the creator into three groups: administrative correspondence, executive order--superseded correspondence, and legislative correspondence. Each group is then arranged chronologically by year. Legislative correspondence is further arranged alphabetically by the last name of the legislator, with mass mailings at the end of each year. Records remain in order as received.
Preferred Citation
(Identify the item), Administrative correspondence, Texas Comptroller's Office Executive Administration Division records. Archives and Information Services Division, Texas State Library and Archives Commission.
Accession Information
Accession numbers: 1999/096, 2001/075, 2003/125, 2003/167, 2004/093, 2005/184, 2006/343, 2008/013, 2009/160, 2010/057, 2010/058, 2011/118, 2011/160, 2012/127, 2012/128, 2013/117, 2013/119, 2014/017
These records were transferred to the Archives and Information Services Division of the Texas State Library and Archives Commission by the Office of the Comptroller of Public Accounts on January 22, 1999; December 15, 2000; March 4, 2003; June 9, 2003; February 18, 2004; August 29, 2005; April 3, 2006; September 11, 2007; July 30, 2009; January 12, 2010; November 18, 2010; January 4, 2011; January 24, 2012; February 23, 2012; March 20, 2013; May 8, 2013; and September 18, 2013.
Processed by
Accession summary by Lisa M. Hendricks, January 1999
Four finding aids combined and an accession of administrative correspondence added by Nancy Enneking, March 2003
Corrections and further encoding to DACS standards by Tony Black, June 2005
Four accessions of administrative correspondence added by Tony Black, April 2006
Eleven accessions of administrative correspondence added by Tony Black, November 2013
Box
1999/096 Administrative correspondence, 1991-1995
[2 folders]
Administrative correspondence, 1996
Administrative correspondence, 1997
Box
2006/343 Administrative correspondence, 1998
Administrative correspondence, 1999
Administrative correspondence, 2000
Administrative correspondence, 2001
Administrative correspondence, 2002
Box
2008/013 Administrative correspondence, 2003
Box
2009/160 Administrative correspondence, 2004
Administrative correspondence, 2005
[2 wallets]
Box
2010/058 Administrative correspondence, 2006
Box
2011/160 Administrative correspondence, 2007
Box
2012/128 Administrative correspondence, 2008
Box
2013/119 Administrative correspondence, January-July 2009
Box
2014/017 Administrative correspondence, August-December 2009
Box
2011/118 Executive order--superseded correspondence, 1999-2004
Executive order--superseded correspondence, 2001-2005
Executive order--superseded correspondence, 2002-2007
Executive order--superseded correspondence, 1999-2010
Box
2010/057-1 Legislative correspondence, A-Z, 2000
Legislative correspondence, A-Z, 2001
Box
2010/057-2 Legislative correspondence, A-Z, 2002
Legislative correspondence, A-Z, 2003
Box
2010/057-3 Legislative correspondence, A-J, 2004
Legislative correspondence, K-Z, 2004
Box
2010/057-4 Legislative correspondence, A-J, 2005
Legislative correspondence, K-Z, 2005
Box
2010/057-5 Legislative correspondence, A-Z, 2006