Texas State Library and Archives Commission

Texas Governor Rick Perry:

An Inventory of Governor Rick Perry Press Office Records at the Texas State Archives, 1997-2015, undated



Overview

Creator: Texas. Governor (2000-2015 : Perry)
Title: Governor Rick Perry Press Office records
Dates: 1997-2015, undated
Abstract: Major responsibilities of the Press Office (also known as Communications) under Texas Governor Rick Perry included providing public relations support for Governor Perry and First Lady Anita Perry by issuing press releases and media advisories on their activities and actions; writing speeches and public service announcements for them; and creating visual and audio documentation of their public events. Records of this office comprise paper and electronic records including event files, speech files, subject files, and staff files, dating 1997-2015, undated. Types of records include news releases, event briefs, talking points, question and answers, fact sheets, and various subject files of importance to Governor Perry.
Quantity: 0.4 cubic ft. and 14.79 GB (38,057 files)
Language: These materials are written predominately in English with scattered Spanish throughout.
Repository: Texas State Archives
Sponsor: This EAD finding aid was created in cooperation with Texas Archival Resources Online.

Agency History

The governor of Texas is the chief executive officer of the state, elected by the citizens every four years. The duties and responsibilities of the governor include serving as commander-in-chief of the state's military forces; convening special sessions of the legislature for specific purposes; delivering to the legislature at the beginning of each regular session a report on the condition of the state, an accounting of all public money under the governor's control, a recommended biennial budget, an estimate of the amounts of money required to be raised by taxation and any recommendations he deems necessary; signing or vetoing bills passed by the legislature; and executing the laws of the state. The governor can grant reprieves and commutations of punishment and pardons upon the recommendation of the Board of Pardons and Paroles and revoke conditional pardons. He appoints numerous state officials (with the consent of the senate), fills vacancies in state and district offices (except vacancies in the legislature), calls special elections to fill vacancies in the legislature, fills vacancies in the United States Senate until an election can be held and serves as ex officio member of several state boards.

The office of governor was first established by the Constitution of 1845 and superseded the office of president of the Republic of Texas. The position now exists under authority of Article IV, Section 1 of the Constitution of 1876 and Texas Government Code, Chapter 401. To be elected governor, a person must be at least thirty years old, a United States citizen and a resident of Texas for at least five years preceding the election. In 1972, the term of office was extended from two to four years, effective in 1975. Since 1856 the governor has had the use of the Governor's Mansion.

In 2014 there were 277.4 full-time equivalent employees in the Office of the Governor. Nineteen divisions outside of the Executive Office assist the governor in carrying out his functions: Scheduling and Advance; Office of the First Lady; Administration; Appointments; Legislative; Communications; Budget, Planning, and Policy; General Counsel; Internal Audit; Constituent Communication; Criminal Justice; Economic Development and Tourist Development; Governor's Commission for Women; Office of Financial Accountability; Governor's Committee on People with Disabilities; Texas Film Commission; Texas Music Office; Texas Workforce Investment Council; and Office of State-Federal Relations.

The Press Office (also known as Communications) managed media relations for the governor, the first lady and the administration by disseminating information to print and broadcast media, state and federal agencies and the public. Staff prepared news releases and speeches for the governor; handled media calls and requests for interviews; and produced and distributed audio, video and photographic public service announcements about the governor's activities and issues of concern to Texans. In 2008 staff included Deputy Director of Communications Andrew Barlow, Press Secretary Allison Castle and Deputy Press Secretary Katherine Cesinger. In 2012 staff expanded to include Director of Communications Allison Castle, Deputy Press Secretary Lucy Nashed and Josh Havens, Speechwriter Matt Thompson and Media Relations Specialist Steffany Duke. By the end of Perry's term as governor, the Press Office staff had added Deputy Director of Communications Rich Parsons, Digital Strategist Baylis Atherton, Webmaster Jeremy Newman and Photographer Stephen Stephanian.

(Sources include: Guide to Texas State Agencies, 11th edition (2001); Office of the Governor, accessed on June 3, 2015; the contents of the records; and the Texas Governor's Office website during Governor Perry's term, accessed via the Internet Archive Wayback Machine on June 3, 2015.)


Rick Perry Biographical Sketch

Rick Perry served as governor of Texas from December 20, 2000 to January 20, 2015.

James Richard "Rick" Perry was the 47th governor of Texas. He was born on March 4, 1950 in Haskell, Texas to Joseph Ray Perry and Amelia June (Holt) Perry. In 1972, he received a bachelor's degree from Texas A&M University in animal science. Perry then served as a pilot with the United States Air Force from 1972 to 1977 and was discharged in 1977 with the rank of captain. Perry was elected to the Texas House of Representatives (District 64) as a Democrat in 1984 and served until 1991. He was named one of the 10 most effective lawmakers by the Dallas Morning News in 1989. In the same year, Perry changed his party allegiance, becoming a Republican. Perry left the House of Representatives to serve two terms as Commissioner of Agriculture, from 1991 to 1999. He was a member of the U.S. Trade Representative's Intergovernmental Policy Advisory Committee on International Trade; the executive committee, Southern U.S. Trade Association; and president of the Southern Association of Trade Departments of Agriculture (from 1992 to 1993). He was elected lieutenant governor in 1998, taking office in January of 1999. Perry became governor to complete the term of Governor George W. Bush who left the office in December 2000 to become president of the United States. Perry was first elected governor of Texas on November 5, 2002 and then reelected on November 7, 2006 and November 2, 2010.

As governor, Perry focused primarily on issues of economy, education, and security, especially along the Texas-Mexico border. He espoused fiscal conservatism, opposing a state income tax and focusing on job growth and business incentives throughout his governorship. As the longest serving Texas governor, Perry capitalized on the main power assigned to him by the Texas Constitution, appointing the majority of sitting members of every state board or commission. In the field of health care, Perry signed several bills governing abortion procedures and funding. Perry issued an executive order mandating that all Texas girls receive the HPV (Human Papillomavirus) vaccine on February 2, 2007. The order was overturned by the state legislature the following August.

On August 13, 2011, Perry announced he would be running for president in 2012. However, after a controversial campaign and a low showing in the Iowa caucuses, Perry dropped out of the presidential race on January 19, 2012. Perry later ran for president again, announcing his candidacy for the Republican nomination in the 2016 U.S. presidential election on June 4, 2015. He officially suspended his campaign on September 11, 2015.

On August 15, 2014, Perry was indicted by a grand jury on felony charges for abuse of power. The indictment specifically included two charges: abuse of official capacity (a first-degree felony) and coercion of a public servant (a third-degree felony). Perry was accused of coercing Travis County District Attorney Rosemary Lehmberg (who had been convicted of drunk driving) to resign by threatening to veto funding for the Public Integrity Unit, a group of state public corruption prosecutors. His defense maintains that these actions were within the scope of the gubernatorial powers. The indictment for coercion of a public official was dropped on July 24, 2015. As of September 2015, judgment regarding the other charge is still pending.

Perry married Anita Thigpen in 1982. They have two children, Griffin and Sydney.

(Sources include: Texas State Directory, 2014; the Texas Governor's Office website during Governor Perry's term, accessed via the TRAIL Web Archive on June 3, 2015; Shear, Michael D. (January 19, 2012), "Perry to End Bid for Presidency", The New York Times, retrieved on January 19, 2012; Theodore Schleifer, CNN (September 11, 2015), "Rick Perry drops out of 2016 presidential race - CNNPolitics.com", CNN, retrieved on September 13, 2015; Benjy Sarlin (August 12, 2014), "Rick Perry indicted for abuse of power by grand jury", MSNBC, retrieved on August 17, 2014; and Scott, Eugene (July 24, 2015), "Court dismisses one criminal charge against Perry", CNN, retrieved on July 26, 2015.)


Scope and Contents of the Records

Major responsibilities of the Press Office (also known as Communications) under Governor Rick Perry included providing public relations support for Governor Perry and First Lady Anita Perry by issuing press releases and media advisories on their activities and actions; writing speeches and public service announcements for them; and creating visual and audio documentation of their public events. Records of this office comprise paper and electronic records including event files, speech files, subject files, and staff files, dating 1997-2015, undated. Types of records include news releases, event briefs, talking points, question and answers, fact sheets, and various subject files of importance to Governor Perry.

Event files include appointment news releases, general news releases, event briefs, media advisories, opinion editorials, letters to the editor and monthly newspaper columns, schedules, white papers, and publications, dating 2001-2015. Speech files provide information on speaking engagements, interviews, debates, and press conferences for the governor, 2001-2014, undated. Records include introductions and biographical information, question and answers, talking points, fact sheets, scripts for video and audio public service announcements, formal statements, and formatted remarks. Subject files were compiled by the Governor's Press Office for use in preparing speeches, press releases, and other materials for Governor Rick Perry, including records related to such topics as death penalty reprieves, commutations and pardons; natural disasters and disaster assistance; economic development and tourism, public education accountability and accomplishments; health care issues; and homeland security, dating 2002-2009, 2012-2015. Staff files include supporting documentation for Press Office staff members including employee of the month features, website files for the gov.texas.gov website, intern documents, invite lists, and projects in development, dating 1997-2015.

Formats of the original electronic files include word processing or plain text files (.doc, .docx, .txt), spreadsheets (.xls, .xlsx), PDFs, PowerPoint and, web-ready files (.htm, .mdb, .css, .js, .eps, .ai). Digital files presented for public use will generally be PDF for text documents or spreadsheets. Files in their original format are available on request; restrictions may apply. Electronic records described in the finding aid that are part of the Texas Digital Archive are indicated as such in the inventory. Restrictions on access to the content of records are applicable to physical and electronic records.

The office files often correspond with events and appearances documented in the separate finding aid Governor Rick Perry Press Office media files. Researchers interested in media from a public appearance should consult the media files finding aid. In addition to the governor's office website, the Press Office maintained Governor Perry's YouTube Channel and Flickr pages. As of July 2015 these websites are still available to the public and include material located in this series.

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.


 

Organization of the Records

These records are organized into four series:
Event files, 2001-2015, 0.1 cubic ft. and 479.87 MB (12,691 files)
Speech files, 2001-2014, undated, 0.1 cubic ft. and 1.57 GB (8,909 files)
Subject files, 2002-2009, 2012-2015, 0.2 cubic ft. and 692.88 MB (356 files)
Staff files, 1997-2015, 12.05 GB (16,201 files)

Restrictions

Restrictions on Access

Because of the possibility that portions of these records fall under Public Information Act exceptions including, but not limited to, home addresses and phone numbers of government employees or officials (Texas Government Code, Section 552.117); e-mail addresses (Texas Government Code, Section 552.137); social security numbers (Texas Government Code, Section 552.147), drivers license numbers (Texas Government Code, Section 552.130) and information protected under common law privacy (Texas 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 (Texas 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 (director.librarian@tsl.texas.gov), or see our web page (https://www.tsl.texas.gov/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.

Types of restricted information as listed above apply to paper and electronic records. Some electronic records will not be available through our portal due to such restrictions. Please see Archives staff for further information.

Physical 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

Electronic records described in this finding aid are part of the Texas Digital Archive, available online at https://tsl.access.preservica.com/tda/tx-gov-perry/.

To view electronic media on CDs and DVDs please contact Archives staff for appropriate hardware/software.


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:
Perry, Rick, 1950-
Corporate Names:
Texas. Office of the Governor.
Subjects:
Human services--Texas.
Education and state--Texas.
Economic development--Texas.
Disaster relief--Texas.
Taxation--Texas.
Governors--Texas.
Legislators--Texas.
Politicians--Texas.
State governments--Officials and employees--Texas.
Places:
Texas--Politics and government--1951-
Document Types:
Digital file formats--Texas--Governors--1997-2015.
Schedules (time plans)--Texas--Governors--2007-2010.
Speeches (documents)--Texas--Governors--2001-2015.
Presentations (communicative events)--Texas--Governors--2001-2014.
Press releases--Texas--Governors--2001-2015.
Functions:
Communicating Texas government policy.
Advocating Texas government policy.

Related Material

The following materials are offered as possible sources of further information on the agencies and subjects covered by the records. The listing is not exhaustive.

Texas State Archives
Texas Governor Rick Perry Press Office media files, 1972, 1998-2015, undated, bulk 2008-2012, 2.7 cubic ft. and 6.4 TB (321,344 files)
Texas Governor Rick Perry Press Office files for First Lady Anita Perry, 2001-2010, 2012-2014, 1.41 GB (1,950 files)

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

(Identify the item and cite the series), Texas Governor Rick Perry Press Office records. Archives and Information Services Division, Texas State Library and Archives Commission.

Accession Information

Accession numbers: 2015/067, 2015/117

Paper records were transferred to the Archives and Information Services Division of the Texas State Library and Archives Commission by the Office of the Governor on December 19, 2014 through March 2015. Electronic records were transferred to the Archives and Information Services Division of the Texas State Library and Archives Commission by the Office of the Governor on January 29, 2015.

Processing Information

Processed by Halley Grogan, June 2015


Other Finding Aids

Electronic records described in this finding aid are part of the Texas Digital Archive, available online at https://tsl.access.preservica.com/tda/tx-gov-perry/.


Detailed Description of the Records

 

Event files, 2001-2015,
0.1 cubic ft. and 479.87 MB (12,691 files)

Major responsibilities of the Press Office under Governor Rick Perry included providing public relations support for Governor Perry and First Lady Anita Perry by issuing press releases and media advisories on their activities and actions; writing speeches and public service annoucements for them; and creating visual and audio documentation of their public events. Event files created and maintained by this office comprise electronic and paper records including appointment news releases, general news releases, event briefs, media advisories, opinion editorials, letters to the editor, monthly newspaper columns, schedules, white papers, and publications, dating 2001-2015.
Appointment news releases provide biographical and statistical information on Governor Perry's appointees to agencies, boards, commissions, task forces, the judiciary, district attorneys, and universities. In some instances there are accompanying headshots of appointees.
Event briefs often supply the following information: event title, date, time, location, purpose, schedule, participants, background information, attire, audience (size, description, elected officials and VIPs), press attendance, whether remarks will be made and for how long, Press Office staff attending, contact information for event coordinator, and the name of the Press Office staff who prepared the form. Sometimes included with these materials are interview details, question and answer materials, and talking points for the particular public event.
Media advisories detail specifics of upcoming public appearances for the governor. These items were sent to the press but were not for publication. Along with a description of the event, these records include the date of the event, time, location, purpose of the event, and any media restrictions.
General news releases cover a wide variety of topics including criminal justice, education, health care, environment, legislation, and economic issues, along with a set of releases specifically for the Secretary of State's Office.
Opinion editorials, letters to the editor, and monthly columns include completed articles and supporting documentation for public policy decisions made by the governor.
Schedule files detail the governor's activities for a single day, including meetings, briefings, events with the legislature, attendees, and contact personnel for each appointment.
White paper topics include public education, higher education, student loans, homeowners insurance, health care, school finance, transportation, and water resources.
Publications feature a 2011 inauguration brochure, a Governor's Mansion coloring and activity book, and articles on the Governor's Cup, Texas Highways and the Texas Historical Commission.
Formats of the original electronic files include word processing or plain text files (.doc, .docx, .txt), spreadsheets (.xls, .xlsx), PDFs, PowerPoint and web-ready files (.htm, .mdb, .css, .js, .eps, .ai). Digital files presented for public use will generally be PDF for text documents or spreadsheets. Files in their original format are available on request; restrictions may apply.
Arrangement
These records are arranged in alphabetical order based on subject, as organized by the originating agency. Within each folder, records are arranged chronologically.
Preferred Citation
(Identify the item), Event files, Texas Governor Rick Perry Press Office records. Archives and Information Services Division, Texas State Library and Archives Commission.
Restrictions on Access
Because of the possibility that portions of these records fall under Public Information Act exceptions including, but not limited to, home addresses and phone numbers of government employees or officials (Texas Government Code, Section 552.117); 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 (Texas Government Code, Chapter 552). Refer to the overall restriction statement for instructions on requesting access through the Texas Attorney General.
Technical Requirements
Electronic records described in this finding aid are part of the Texas Digital Archive, available online at https://tsl.access.preservica.com/tda/tx-gov-perry/.
Texas-Digital-Archive
E2015/117 Appointments:
2001
[5.26 MB (272 files)]
2002
[3.65 MB (171 files)]
2003
[11.8 MB (232 files)]
2004
[5.93 MB (216 files)]
2005
[5.37 MB (169 files)]
2006
[5.83 MB (209 files)]
2007
[7.66 MB (213 files)]
2008
[9.36 MB (257 files)]
2009
[12.1 MB (300 files)]
2010
[5.87 MB (156 files)]
2011
[10.4 MB (260 files)]
2012
[7.04 MB (189 files)]
2013
[8.59 MB (245 files)]
2014
[4.22 MB (160 files)]
2015
[406 KB (15 files)]
Event briefs:
[Contains possibly excepted information: home phone numbers for government employees]
2001
[2.03 MB (88 files)]
2002
[2.29 MB (85 files)]
2003
[4.48 MB (134 files)]
2004
[3.25 MB (91 files)]
2005
[4.22 MB (100 files)]
2006
[2.38 MB (45 files)]
2007
[1.02 MB (28 files)]
2008
[4.00 MB (115 files)]
2009
[6.50 MB (177 files)]
2010
[1.78 MB (53 files)]
2011
[2.98 MB (92 files)]
2012
[947 KB (46 files)]
2013
[4.61 MB (168 files)]
2014
[5.08 MB (130 files)]
2015
[130 KB (7 files)]
Media advisories:
2001
[6.76 MB (249 files)]
2002
[8.65 MB (279 files)]
2003
[6.22 MB (210 files)]
2004
[11.1 MB (409 files)]
2005
[3.91 MB (154 files)]
2006
[2.65 MB (109 files)]
2007
[3.50 MB (103 files)]
2008
[3.96 MB (119 files)]
2009
[4.46 MB (126 files)]
2010
[3.88 MB (110 files)]
2011
[2.22 MB (61 files)]
2012
[2.22 MB (70 files)]
2013
[2.07 MB (80 files)]
2014
[1.44 MB (52 files)]
2015
[56.4 KB (2 files)]
News releases:
2001
[7.63 MB (278 files)]
2002
[24.5 MB (472 files)]
2003
[14.9 MB (372 files)]
2004
[22.2 MB (708 files)]
2005
[12.0 MB (349 files)]
2006
[25.7 MB (264 files)]
2007
[23.2 MB (390 files)]
2008
[10.6 MB (264 files)]
2009
[7.96 MB (205 files)]
2010
[9.28 MB (232 files)]
2011
[5.56 MB (136 files)]
2012
[9.62 MB (159 files)]
2013
[6.07 MB (183 files)]
2014
[5.11 MB (169 files)]
2015
[73.2 KB (3 files)]
CJD (Criminal Justice Division) news releases, 2003-2007
[9.72 MB (234 files)]
Op-Eds, LTEs (letters to the editor), monthly columns:
2001
[372 KB (13 files)]
2002
[359 KB (15 files)]
2003
[1.40 MB (40 files)]
2004
[1.89 MB (59 files)]
2005
[2.80 MB (19 files)]
2006
[392 KB (13 files)]
2007
[4.59 MB (42 files)]
2008
[24.5 MB (101 files)]
2009
[2.47 MB (51 files)]
2010
[798 KB (24 files)]
2011
[42.9 MB (11 files)]
2012
[902 KB (29 files)]
2013
[458 KB (15 files)]
2014
[527 KB (16 files)]
Editorial letters, 2001-2006
[795 KB (31 files)]
Weekly column, 2004
[114 KB (4 files)]
Box
2015/067-2796 Publications
[6 publications]
Governor's Mansion tour guide
Governor's Mansion coloring and activity book
Governor's Mansion Historical Gazette, 2011
Governor's Cup article, 2012
Texas Highways, February 2012
Texas Historical Commission, The Medallion, May-June 2010
Box
2015/067-2797 Publications, 2011
Box
2015/067-2796 Inauguration brochure
Texas-Digital-Archive
E2015/117 Schedules:
2007
[1.07 MB (49 files)]
2008
[8.39 MB (366 files)]
2009
[8.52 MB (370 files)]
2010
[9.48 MB (400 files)]
SOS (Secretary of State) releases, February-March 2001
[343 KB (9 files)]
White papers, 2002-2003, 2005, 2008
[3.43 MB (36 files)]



 

Speech files, 2001-2014, undated,
0.1 cubic ft. and 1.57 GB (8,909 files)

Major responsibilities of the Press Office under Governor Rick Perry included providing public relations support for Governor Perry and First Lady Anita Perry by issuing press releases and media advisories on their activities and actions; writing speeches and public service announcements for them; and creating visual and audio documentation of their public events. Speech files of this office provide information on speaking engagements, interviews, debates, and press conferences for the governor, 2001-2014, undated. Records comprise paper and electronic records used in preparing speeches and documentation of speeches as they were presented including introductions and biographical information, question and answers, talking points, fact sheets, scripts for video and audio public service announcements, formal statements, and formatted remarks.
Fact sheets and talking points include resources presented to the governor when attending public events or giving interviews. Speeches are mainly text and draft copies, including copies of inaugural and State of the State addresses. Governor Perry spoke at commencement ceremonies, chambers of commerce and association meetings, committee meetings, political fund-raisers, and events. Speeches focus on subjects such as legislative matters, higher education and public education, economic issues such as tax relief and the budget, natural resources in Texas, military forces and veterans, and border security. One folder of speeches was created by Deputy Director of Communications Andrew Barlow. Scripts include text for audio and video greetings, phone hold messages, and public service announcements by the governor.
Formats of the original electronic files include word processing or plain text files (.doc, .docx, .txt), spreadsheets (.xls., xlsx), PDFs, PowerPoint and web-ready files (.htm, .mdb, .css, .js, .eps, .ai). Digital files presented for public use will generally be PDF for text documents or spreadsheets. Files in their original format are available on request; restrictions may apply.
Arrangement
These records are arranged in alphabetical order based on subject, as organized by the originating agency. Within each folder, records are arranged chronologically.
Preferred Citation
(Identify the item), Speech files, Texas Governor Rick Perry Press Office records. Archives and Information Services Division, Texas State Library and Archives Commission.
Restrictions on Access
Because of the possibility that portions of these records fall under Public Information Act exceptions including, but not limited to, home addresses and phone numbers of government employees or officials (Texas Government Code, Section 552.117), social security numbers (Texas Government Code, Section 552.147), and drivers license numbers (Texas Government Code, Section 552.130); 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 (Texas Government Code, Chapter 552). Refer to the overall restriction statement for instructions on requesting access through the Texas Attorney General.
Technical Requirements
Electronic records described in this finding aid are part of the Texas Digital Archive, available online at https://tsl.access.preservica.com/tda/tx-gov-perry/.
Texas-Digital-Archive
E2015/117 Fact sheets, 2001-2003, 2006
[2.20 MB (17 files)]
Miscellaneous writing projects, 2006, 2007
[73.0 KB (2 files)]
Perry biography and introductions:
Biography, 2005-2014
[783 KB (22 files)]
Introductions, 2001-2002, 2004-2005, 2007-2014
[1.92 MB (81 files)]
Perry issues, 2009
[2.68 MB (22 files)]
Question and answers:
Box
2015/067-2796 Question and answers, 2009-2010, 2012, undated
Texas-Digital-Archive
E2015/117 2001
[120 KB (5 files)]
2002
[223 KB (5 files)]
2003
[412 KB (11 files)]
2004
[875 KB (24 files)]
2005
[1.15 MB (29 files)]
2006
[441 KB (12 files)]
2007
[290 KB (9 files)]
2008
[508 KB (13 files)]
2009
[593 KB (24 files)]
2010
[866 KB (28 files)]
2011
[584 KB (18 files)]
2012
[398 KB (10 files)]
2013
[648 KB (23 files)]
2014
[818 KB (19 files)]
Questionnaires, 2001-2004, 2008-2010
[472 KB (17 files)]
Scripts, audio:
2003
[4.54 MB (72 files)]
2004
[4.58 MB (25 files)]
2005
[126 KB (5 files)]
2006
[76.5 KB (3 files)]
2007
[29.0 KB (1 file)]
2008
[22.5 KB (1 file)]
2009
[120 KB (3 files)]
2010
[101 KB (4 files)]
2011
[39.0 KB (2 files)]
2012
[70.0 KB (3 files)]
2013
[153 KB (6 files)]
2014
[50.2 KB (3 files)]
Phone hold messages, 2007-2013
[677 KB (26 files)]
PSAs (public service announcements), 2008
[23.0 KB (1 file)]
Scripts, video:
2002
[504 KB (29 files)]
2003
[600 KB (26 files)]
2004
[213 KB (10 files)]
2005
[141 KB (8 files)]
2006
[26.0 KB (1 file)]
2007
[31.0 KB (1 file)]
2008
[1.68 MB (69 files)]
2009
[1.00 MB (41 files)]
2010
[2.45 MB (73 files)]
2011
[802 KB (33 files)]
2012
[901 KB (39 files)]
2013
[1.06 MB (48 files)]
2014
[551 KB (39 files)]
Speeches:
2001
[5.92 MB (240 files)]
2002
[7.62 MB (286 files)]
2003
[3.78 MB (113 files)]
2004
[8.65 MB (241 files)]
2005
[9.51 MB (298 files)]
2006
[6.20 MB (195 files)]
2007
[6.44 MB (192 files)]
2008
[7.12 MB (213 files)]
Box
2015/067-2796 E-3 (Electronic Entertainment Expo) keynote speech, July 16, 2008
[1 CD]
Texas-Digital-Archive
E2015/117 2009
[8.80 MB (273 files)]
2010
[15.7 MB (300 files)]
2011
[4.25 MB (125 files)]
2012
[3.92 MB (125 files)]
2013
[4.81 MB (160 files)]
2014
[1.71 MB (85 files)]
2015
[103 KB (5 files)]
Box
2015/067-2796 BRAC (Base Realignment and Closure) news conference, undated
Texas-Digital-Archive
E2015/117 APB (Deputy Director Andrew Barlow) research, 2004-2011
[1.00 GB (3,028 files)]
Speeches merged, 2001, 2008
[2.13 MB (88 files)]
State of the State, 2003, 2005, 2009, 2012-2013
[7.84 MB (45 files)]
[Contains possibly excepted information: Section 552.147, social security numbers and Section 552.130, drivers license numbers.]
Statements:
2001
[1.27 MB (71 files)]
2002
[1.41 MB (71 files)]
2003
[1.88 MB (76 files)]
2004
[1.80 MB (70 files)]
2005
[1.11 MB (46 files)]
2006
[930 KB (34 files)]
2007
[655 KB (20 files)]
2008
[368 KB (11 files)]
2009
[1.30 MB (38 files)]
2010
[1.36 MB (39 files)]
2011
[1.95 MB (55 files)]
2012
[2.01 MB (61 files)]
2013
[1.40 MB (54 files)]
2014
[46.7 KB (2 files)]
Talking points:
10th amendment, July 2009
[26.5 KB (1 file)]
911 enduring project, August 2002
[20.0 KB (1 file)]
2003 session, January-September, 2003
[474 KB (15 files)]
2005 legislative session,
[604 KB (21 files)]
2007 legislative session,
[359 KB (5 files)]
2009 session, June-July, 2009
[82.0 KB (2 files)]
2011 legislative session,
[1.10 MB (23 files)]
2012 interim,
[3.55 MB (45 files)]
2013 session,
[4.81 MB (67 files)]
2014,
[2.46 MB (62 files)]
Abortion, 2007, 2013
[77.5 KB (2 files)]
Aerospace, 2003-2004
[67.5 KB (2 files)]
Amazon and internet sales tax, 2012
[22.5 KB (1 file)]
American GI forum, 2003
[23.5 KB (1 file)]
Appointees, 2003
[559 KB (9 files)]
Appraisal caps, 2005-2006
[229 KB (6 files)]
Border, 2006-2010, 2013
[2.86 MB (30 files)]
Border town, 2003-2006
[1.85 MB (9 files)]
Budget and policy, 2002-2009
[13.4 MB (18 files)]
Building and Procurement Commission, 2004
[26.0 KB (1 file)]
Business, 2002-2004
[466 KB (10 files)]
Child Protective Services, 2002-2005
[265 KB (8 files)]
Competitiveness Council, 2007
[186 KB (3 files)]
CPRIT (Cancer Prevention Research Institute of Texas), 2012
[21.5 KB (1 file)]
Criminal justice and related issues, 2012
[9.01 MB (40 files)]
Death penalty, 2007-2012
[714 KB (18 files)]
Diorama, 2008
[9.19 KB (1 file)]
Divestment letter, 2008
[267 KB (5 files)]
[ERS (Employee Reitrement System) and TRS (Teacher Retirement System) divestment in Iran businesses]
DPS (Department of Public Safety), 2008
[79.2 KB (3 files)]
[Driver's licenses regulations and homeland security]
Economic development, 2007-2008, 2011-2013
[2.36 MB (31 files)]
Economy, 2008-2009
[110 KB (4 files)]
Education, 2002-2011
[14.5 MB (97 files)]
Education success, 2002-2011
[421 KB (26 files)]
Eldorado, 2008
[411 KB (10 files)]
Emergencies, 2007-2008
[66.5 KB (3 files)]
[Natural disasters]
Eminent domain, 2011
[35.5 KB (1 file)]
Energy and environment, 2011
[7.00 MB (64 files)]
Family issues, 2006, 2009
[60.0 KB (2 files)]
Film incentives, 2006, 2008
[61.6 KB (3 files)]
Gambling, 2008-2010
[66.5 KB (3 files)]
Governor, 2004, 2008, 2010
[428 KB (10 files)]
Guns, 2010
[54.0 KB (2 files)]
Health and Human Services, 2010
[8.57 MB (99 files)]
Higher education, 2009, 2007
[352 KB (7 files)]
Homeland security, 2001, 2005-2009, 2011
[26.1 MB (58 files)]
Housing, 2003, 2007, 2009
[166 KB (5 files)]
Hurricane preparedness, 2003, 2007, 2009
[17.0 MB (20 files)]
Hurricane relief, 2003, 2007, 2009
[11.0 MB (30 files)]
Insurance, 2002-2009
[444 KB (13 files)]
Intelligent design, 2008
[26.5 KB (1 file)]
Lawsuits, 2002-2003, 2006
[272 KB (7 files)]
Legislative issues, 2004-2003
[202 KB (4 files)]
Lottery, 2010
[21.5 KB, 1 .doc file]
(Governor's) Mansion, 2007-2008, 2010
[182 MB (60 files)]
Military installations and BRAC (Base Realignment and Closure), 2005
[289 KB (4 files)]
Obamacare, 2009-2010, 2012-2013
[3.49 MB (13 files)]
Offshore drilling, 2010
[25.0 KB (1 file)]
OSFR (Office of State Federal Relations), 2005-2007
[633 KB (15 files)]
Parks, 2006
[1.70 MB (16 files)]
Perry record, 2007-2008
[116 KB (2 files)]
PIR (Public Information Request) - transparency, 2011
[42.9 KB (2 files)]
Proposition 15, 2007
[266 KB (4 files)]
PUC (Public Utility Commission) issues, 2005-2006
[622 KB (9 files)]
Residential Construction Commission, 2005-2006
[331 KB (2 files)]
Retirement, 2007
[22.5 KB (1 file)]
Security, 2003-2005, 2010-2011
[793 KB (14 files)]
Stimulus, 2009
[150 KB (2 files)]
Box
2015/067-2796 Talking points, 2008-2009, undated
Texas-Digital-Archive
E2015/117 Tax, 2002-2006, 2008
[3.82 MB (9 files)]
Taxpayer protection, 2005-2006
[174 KB (4 files)]
TDCJ (Texas Department of Criminal Justice), 2008-2009
[3.66 MB (2 files)]
Teen pregnancy, 2007, 2012
[37.5 KB (2 files)]
Texas Tax Reform Commission, January-May 2006
[9.97 MB (47 files)]
Texas-Mexico relations, 2002-2005
[2.25 MB (7 files)]
Tort reform, 2005-2006, 2008, 2011-2013
[633 KB (40 files)]
Tourism, 2003-2006, 2012
[1.04 MB (23 files)]
Transportation, 2007-2009
[4.03 MB (10 files)]
TYC (Texas Youth Commission), 2008-2009
[35.3 KB (2 files)]
Veterans, 2009
[1.01 MB (4 files)]
Voter ID, 2011-2012
[34.7 KB (2 files)]
Washington, 2011
[42.0 KB (1 file)]
Workers' compensation, 2005, 2013
[304 KB (7 files)]



 

Subject files, 2002-2009, 2012-2015,
0.2 cubic ft. and 692.88 MB (356 files)

Major responsibilities of the Press Office under Governor Rick Perry included providing public relations support for Governor Perry and First Lady Anita Perry by issuing press releases and media advisories on their activities and actions; writing speeches and public service annoucements for them; and creating visual and audio documentation of their public events. Subject files compiled by the Governor's Press Office for use in preparing speeches, press releases, and other materials for Governor Rick Perry comprise paper and electronic records. Subjects include death penalty reprieves, commutations and pardons; natural disasters and disaster assistance; economic development and tourism, public education accountability and accomplishments; health care issues; and homeland security. Within each subject file records variously include talking points, fact sheets, press releases, correspondence, reports, photographs, and schedules for media events.
Formats of the original electronic files include word processing or plain text files (.doc, .docx, .txt), spreadsheets (.xls., xlsx), PDFs, PowerPoint and web-ready files (.htm, .mdb, .css, .js, .eps, .ai). Digital files presented for public use will generally be PDF for text documents or spreadsheets. Files in their original format are available on request; restrictions may apply.
Arrangement
These records are arranged in alphabetical order based on subject, as organized by the originating agency. Within each folder, records are arranged chronologically.
Preferred Citation
(Identify the item), Subject files, Texas Governor Rick Perry Press Office records. Archives and Information Services Division, Texas State Library and Archives Commission.
Restrictions on Access
Because of the possibility that portions of these records fall under Public Information Act exceptions including, but not limited to home addresses and phone numbers of government employees or officials (Texas Government Code, Section 552.117); 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 (Texas Government Code, Chapter 552). Refer to the overall restriction statement for instructions on requesting access through the Texas Attorney General.
Technical Requirements
Electronic records described in this finding aid are part of the Texas Digital Archive, available online at https://tsl.access.preservica.com/tda/tx-gov-perry/.
Box
2015/067-2798 Governor's Higher Education Summit, program, May 21, 2008
[1 binder]
Texas Task Force on Appraisal Reform, August 2006
[1 binder]
Texas-Digital-Archive
E2015/117 Death penalty, 2008
[42.5 KB (2 files)]
Disaster assistance, August 8, 2006
[29.5 KB (1 file)]
Economic development and tourism:
2008 tourism campaign,
[41.0 KB (1 file)]
Clusters, October 2004
[812 KB (7 files)]
New York, 2013
[14.0 KB (1 file)]
TexasOne, 2013
[422 KB (2 files)]
Writing projects, 2006
[24.5 KB (1 file)]
Educational excellence:
Cap and control, March-April 2004
[437 KB (10 files)]
CEM, April 2004
[502 KB (6 files)]
[School finance and property tax relief.]
Finance plan, March-April, 2004
[641 KB (12 files)]
Incentives, January-March 2004
[491 KB (12 files)]
Film commission, January 2004
[93.4 KB (4 files)]
Fox visit, November 2003
[1.26 MB (28 files)]
GDEM (Governor's Division of Emergency Management), June 2007
[17.0 KB (1 file)]
Health issues:
Medicaid, March-April 2013
[59.9 KB (3 files)]
Women's health program, February-March, October 2012
[1.07 MB (13 files)]
Homeland security:
Border security, 2006-2009
[27.9 MB (32 files)]
Driver license regulations, October 2008
[140 KB (1 file)]
National Bio and Agro-Defense Facility, December 2008
[1.33 MB (2 files)]
Pandemic flu, March 2007, April 2009
[96.5 KB (2 files)]
Real ID, enhanced DL (driver's license), January-February 2008
[2.02 MB (7 files)]
UAC (unaccompanied alien children), May 2012
[218 KB (3 files)]
Hurricanes:
Katrina, September 2005
[72.0 KB (2 files)]
Storm prep, July 2008
[298 KB (5 files)]
[Contains possibly excepted information: Section 552.117: home address, home phone number, social security number, and personal family information of a government employee.]
Inaugural, December 2002
[94.0 KB (3 files)]
Japan, 2005, 2008
[178 KB (6 files)]
(Governor's) Mansion 11-11, 2012, 2015
[269 KB (10 files)]
Noteworthy entries, 2012-2014
[1.38 MB (36 files)]
Report to Legislature EOT (end of term), December 2014
[624 MB (82 files)]
Stem cells, 2012
[97.5 KB (3 files)]



 

Staff files, 1997-2015,
12.05 GB (16,201 files)

Major responsibilities of the Press Office under Governor Rick Perry included providing public relations support for Governor Perry and First Lady Anita Perry by issuing press releases and media advisories on their activities and actions; writing speeches and public service annoucements for them; and creating visual and audio documentation of their public events. Staff files include supporting documentation for Press Office staff members including website files for the gov.texas.gov website, employee of the month features, intern documents, invite lists, and projects in development. These records date 1997-2015. Records are comprised of paper and electronic records including analytics for the governor's website along with public engagement and web traffic reports, interview request for Governor Perry, and contact information for news media and bloggers. One folder entitled "Vetoes" is empty. Vetoes are available on the Legislative Reference Library website.
Formats of the original electronic files include word processing or plain text files (.doc, .docx, .txt), spreadsheets (.xls., xlsx), PDFs, PowerPoint and web-ready files (.htm, .mdb, .css, .js, .eps, .ai). Digital files presented for public use will generally be PDF for text documents or spreadsheets. Files in their original format are available on request; restrictions may apply.
Arrangement
These records are arranged in alphabetical order based on subject, as organized by the originating agency. Within each folder, records are arranged chronologically.
Preferred Citation
(Identify the item), Staff files, Texas Governor Rick Perry Press Office records. Archives and Information Services Division, Texas State Library and Archives Commission.
Restrictions on Access
Because of the possibility that portions of these records fall under Public Information Act exceptions including, but not limited to home addresses and phone numbers of government employees or officials (Texas Government Code, Section 552.117); 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 (Texas Government Code, Chapter 552). Refer to the overall restriction statement for instructions on requesting access through the Texas Attorney General.
Technical Requirements
Electronic records described in this finding aid are part of the Texas Digital Archive, available online at https://tsl.access.preservica.com/tda/tx-gov-perry/.
Texas-Digital-Archive
E2015/117 Employee of the Month:
Employee of the Month features, 2002
[151 KB (7 files)]
Gov web (Governor's website):
Analytics, 2001-2012
[679 MB (6,327 files)]
Development, 1997-2015
[8.62 GB (9,317 files)]
Initial development files, 2007
[22.0 MB (57 files)]
State, OOG (Office of the Governor) seal, 2014-2015
[1.97 MB (4 files)]
Stock photos, 2006-2014
[1.27 GB (469 files)]
Intern documents:
Interview requests, 2005, 2008-2009
[180 KB (7 files)]
Invite lists, January-February, 2013
[412 KB (7 files)]
[Contains possibly excepted information: Section 552.130, driver's license.]
Projects:
State of the State, January 21, 2009
[39.0 KB (1 file)]
Bella, ACS (Austin Children’s Shelter), October 22, 2007
[197 KB (1 file)]
GRP (Gov. Perry) Iraq Afg (Iraq and Afghanistan), July 2009
[553 KB (3 files)]
Vetoes:
3rd party veto letters
[empty folder]
2003 finalized veto proclamations
[empty folder]
2003 veto proclamations
[empty folder]
Veto messages
[empty folder]
Veto talking points
[empty folder]