Texas State Library and Archives Commission

Texas Governor Rick Perry:

An Inventory of Governor Rick Perry Press Office Files for First Lady Anita Perry at the Texas State Archives, 2001-2010, 2012-2014



Overview

Creator: Texas. Governor (2000-2015 : Perry)
Title: Governor Rick Perry Press Office files for First Lady Anita Perry
Dates: 2001-2010, 2012-2014
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 annoucements for them; and creating visual and audio documentation of their public events. Anita Perry acted as First Lady of Texas from 2000 to 2015. Press Office files covering her activities were maintained by the Governor's Press Office and comprise electronic records including event briefs, media advisories, speeches and formatted remarks given by the first lady, scripts for public service announcements (PSAs), subject files related to topics of particular interest to the First Lady, biographies, introductions, question and answer materials, talking points and photographs, dating 2001-2010, 2012-2014.
Quantity: 1.41 GB (1,950 files)
Language: These materials are written predominately in English.
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 Texas 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.)


Anita Perry Biographical Sketch

Anita Thigpen was born in Haskell, Texas on May 5, 1952 to Joseph Eltidge Thigpen, a family physician, and Beunis Ratliff. She began her college education at Texas Tech University and transferred to West Texas University in 1974 to earn a Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree. She later earned a Master of Science in Nursing degree at the University of Texas Health Science Center in San Antonio.

Mrs. Perry began her nursing career as a registered nurse at Haskell Memorial Hospital and eventually rose to the position of director of nursing and helped establish a rape crisis program at the hospital. She also worked as a nursing instructor. She left the nursing profession after her husband, Rick Perry, was elected Texas Agriculture Commissioner in November 1990. She subsequently worked for public relations and lobbying firms on healthcare issues. In 2003, Mrs. Perry was hired as an outreach director and fundraiser for the Texas Association Against Sexual Assault.

In 2001, two endowments were established in her name. The Anita Thigpen Perry Nursing Excellence Scholarship provides scholarships to students who have been admitted to the nursing program at West Texas A&M University. The Anita Thigpen Perry Endowment at the San Antonio Health Science Center helps support the new Center for Community-Based Health Promotion in Women and Children, which focuses on improving areas such as nutrition, cardiovascular disease, health education and early childhood development for women and children in South Texas. In 2008, Texas Tech University renamed its nursing school the Anita Thigpen Perry School of Nursing.

In her capacity as First Lady of Texas from December 20, 2000 to January 20, 2015, Mrs. Perry was involved with the Texas Conference for Women; Texas travel, tourism, and economic development (she led economic development delegations to Argentina, Brazil, Slovakia, England, Japan and Germany); immunizations (she was actively engaged with the March of Dimes); encouraging Texans to pursue careers in nursing to deal with a nursing shortage; historic preservation, particularly through the annual First Lady's Texas Treasures Award and the Texas Historical Preservation Main Street First Lady's Tour; and the reconstruction/remodeling of the Texas Governor's Mansion, which was partially destroyed by arson in 2008. Her staff included Michelle Sneed, chief of staff, and Minnie Salinas, director.

Anita married Rick Perry in November 1982. They have two children, son Griffin and daughter Sydney.

(Sources include: Anita Perry profile on the Notable Nurses website; Anita Perry: The nurse Gov. Perry wants to take with him to the White House on The Hill website; Anita Thigpen Perry profile on Project Gutenberg Self Publishing Press website; Anita Thigpen Perry on the Texas State Cemetery website; and Priorities, First Lady, Office of the Governor Rick Perry website, all accessed on June 17, 2015.)


Scope and Contents of the Records

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. Anita Perry acted as First Lady of Texas from 2000 to 2015. Press office files covering First Lady Anita Perry's activities were maintained by the Governor's Press Office. Records of this office comprise electronic records including event briefs, media advisories, speeches and formatted remarks given by the First Lady, scripts for public service announcements (PSAs), subject files related to topics of particular interest to the First Lady, biographies, introductions, question and answer materials, talking points, and photographs, dating 2001-2010, 2012-2014.

Event files include briefs, public event schedules and media advisories, dating 2002-2010, and provide details about events participated in by the first lady. Speech files include introductions and biographical information written about Anita Perry for special events, opinion editorials and letters to the editor about topics of importance to the first lady, scripts for public service annoucements, talking points, question and answers, fact sheets for public events, quotes credited to the first lady, thank you letters, and scripts for video appearances by the first lady, spanning 2001-2009, 2012-2014. Subject files provide background information on topics Anita Perry took a professional interest in as Texas First Lady including the 73rd Annual Rose Festival Parade; the Anita Perry School of Nursing; breast cancer awareness; the Texas Governor's Mansion; immunization, Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP) and National Infant Immunization Week; the Texas Main Street Program; the Texas Conference for Women; the Texas Round-Up; and tourism in Texas and date 2002, 2005-2008.

Images in Photographs include headshots, official portraits, and official group portraits of First Lady Anita Perry with Governor Rick Perry, along with images of elementary school visits; a UT Nursing School visit; the Governor's Commission for Women; public speaking events related to domestic violence, sexual abuse and breast cancer awareness; award ceremonies; a commencement address; and group portraits with Boy Scouts, young cancer patients and nursing professionals, dating 2002-2008.

Formats of the original electronic files include word processing or plain text files (.doc, .docx, .txt), spreadsheets (.xls, .xlsx), PDFs, PowerPoint, audio files (.mp3), photographs and graphic images (.jpg, .tif, .gif), video files (.wmv), and web-ready files (.htm, .mdb, .css, .js, .eps, .ai). Digital files presented for public use will generally be .jpg for photographic or graphic images, .mp3 for audio files, .mov for video files, and PDF for text documents or spreadsheets. Files in their original format are available on request; restrictions may apply.

While these records document duties of the First Lady, additional media files from her public appearances are located in the separate finding aid Governor Rick Perry Press Office media files, 1972, 1998-2015, undated, bulk 2008-2012.

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, 2002-2010, 14.66 MB (363 files)
Speech files, 2001-2009, 2012-2014, 34.03 MB (1,154 files)
Subject files, 2002, 2005-2008, 5.59 MB (130 files)
Photographs, 2002-2008, 1.34 GB (291 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); 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 electronic records. Some electronic records will not be available through our portal due to such restrictions. Please see Archives staff for further information.

Records series described in this finding aid have access restrictions specific to them, which are included in the series-level description.

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/.


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, Anita.
Perry, Rick, 1950-
Corporate Names:
Texas. Governor's Commission for Women.
Texas. Office of the First Lady.
Texas Governor's Mansion (Austin, Tex.)
Texas Main Street Program.
Subjects:
Domestic relations--Law and legislation--Texas.
Breast--Cancer--Law and legislation--Texas.
Governors' spouses--Texas.
Nursing--Texas.
Children--Health and hygiene--Texas.
Places:
Texas--Politics and government--1951-
Document Types:
Digital file formats--Texas--Governors' spouses--2002-2010.
Schedules (time plans)--Texas--Governors' spouses--2002-2010.
Speeches (documents)--Texas--Governors' spouses--2001-2009, 2012-2014.
Presentations (communicative events)--Texas--Governors' spouses--2002-2010.
Press releases--Texas--Governors' spouses--2002-2010.
Digital moving image formats--Texas--Governors' spouses--2008.
Digital images--Texas--Governors' spouses--2002-2008.
Functions:
Representing governor.

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 files, 1997-2015, 0.4 cubic ft. and 14.79 GB (38,057 files)
Texas Governor Rick Perry, Press Office media files, 1972, 1998-2015, undated, bulk 2008-2012, 2.7 cubic ft. and 6.4 TB (321,401 files)
Texas Governor Rick Perry, First Lady Anita Perry's files, 1969, 1996-2015, undated, bulk 2001-2011, 20.25 cubic ft. and 7.93 GB (10,786 files)

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

(Identify the item and cite the series), Texas Governor Rick Perry Press Office files for First Lady Anita Perry. Archives and Information Services Division, Texas State Library and Archives Commission.

Accession Information

Accession number: 2015/117

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, 2002-2010,
14.66 MB (363 files)

Major responsibilities of the Press Office under Governor Rick Perry included issuing press releases and media advisories on the activities and actions of the governor, as well as the first lady; writing speeches and public service annoucements for the governor and the first lady; and creating visual and audio documentation of the governor's and the first lady's public events. Records of this office comprise electronic records including briefs, public event schedules and media advisories for Anita Perry during her time as first lady, 2002-2010, maintained by the Governor's Press Office. Briefs and event forms 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. Media advisories detail specifics of upcoming public appearances for the first lady. These items were sent to the press but were not for publication. Along with a description of the event, information included the date of the event, time, location, purpose of the event and any media restrictions. Often included with these materials are interview details, question and answer materials and talking points for a particular event. Records are from Press Office staff to the Office of the First Lady and Governor Rick Perry. All records are in electronic format.
Formats of the original electronic files include word processing or plain text files (.doc, .docx, .txt), spreadsheets (.xls., xlsx), and PDFs. 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 files for First Lady Anita Perry. 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 Briefs, 2002-2007
[6.38 MB (128 files)]
[Contains possibly excepted information: home phone numbers for government employees]
Events, 2005, 2007-2008
[2.19 MB (7 files)]
Media advisories, 2001-2010
[6.09 MB (228 files)]



 

Speech files, 2001-2009, 2012-2014,
34.03 MB (1,154 files)

Major responsibilities of the Press Office under Governor Rick Perry included issuing press releases and media advisories on the activities and actions of the governor, as well as the first lady; writing speeches and public service annoucements for the governor and the first lady; and creating visual and audio documentation of the governor's and the first lady's public events. Speech files, 2001-2009, 2012-2014, were maintained by the Governor's Press Office and provide information on events participated in by Texas First Lady Anita Perry. Records of this office comprise electronic records including introductions and biographical information written about Anita Perry for special events, opinion editorials and letters to the editor about topics of importance to the first lady, scripts for public service annoucements, talking points, question and answers, fact sheets for public events, quotes credited to the first lady, thank you letters, and scripts for video appearances by the first lady. Records are all in electronic format.
The introductions and biographies written for Anita Perry are often focused on topics related to the event where the first lady is speaking. For example, an event in support of health care initiatives in Texas will focus on Perry's background in nursing and her dedication to health care issues. Information about the event including the introduction speaker, date and location are sometimes included with the introduction text. Opinion editorials and letters to the editor touch on topics related to teen dating violence prevention, child abuse awareness and prevention, nursing and health care, Mother's Day celebrations, the Governor's Mansion restoration, and the Main Street Program. These formal written pieces include ready-for-publication versions but often do not include the name of the media outlet for which they were targeted for publication. Public service announcements (PSA) include scripts from addresses given by the first lady on radio and in video. Subjects relate to Diabetes Awareness Month, emergency preparedness, Girl Scouts, homeland security and the Texas Conference for Women. One video of the first lady's PSA is included with the scripts. Talking points and question and answer materials include informal notes advising the first lady on how to respond to issues of importance to Texans including health care issues such as breast cancer awareness, cervical cancer and the HPV vaccine, immunization and health insurance; March of Dimes; Texas Women's Commission; nursing; and domestic violence and teen dating violence. It is rare for a fact sheet or list of talking points to cite sources for the provided information. These resources were used by the first lady when attending events related to the various topics or giving interviews. The majority of the records involving quoted materials are quotes from other individuals used in relation to topics of interest for the first lady. There are a few quotes from the first lady herself. Quotes are related to children, education, volunteering, health care, and domestic violence. Famous and inspirational quotes include Ralph Waldo Emerson, Elie Wiesel, Martin Luther King Jr., Henry David Thoreau, Benjamin Franklin, Mark Twain, and Robert F. Kennedy. One document is entitled "Great Quotes by Great Ladies." Speeches and formatted remarks include both drafts and finalized versions. Often information regarding the type of event, location and date are included with the more formalized speeches. Thank you letters are unsigned drafts to various individuals including state elected officials, state employees and members of the public. Video scripts are from recordings done by the first lady regarding the Governor's Mansion, the Texas Women's Hall of Fame, domestic violence and nursing. Scripts include the text of the video and in select instances, edits and notes for final production of the footage.
Formats of the original electronic files include word processing or plain text files (.doc, .docx, .txt), spreadsheets (.xls., xlsx), PDFs, PowerPoint, and web-ready images (.htm). 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 files for First Lady Anita Perry. 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 Introductions and biography, 2001-2008
[1.61 MB (70 files)]
Op Ed and Letters to the Editor, 2001-2008
[1.51 MB (35 files)]
PSAs (public service announcements), 2005-2008
[2.91 MB (16 files)]
Question & answers and talking points, 2001-2009
[2.22 MB (76 files)]
Quotes, 2005-2008
[528 KB (21 files)]
Speeches and formatted remarks, 2001-2009, 2012-2014
[15.5 MB (505 files)]
Thank you letters, 2002, 2004-2007
[9.65 MB (425 files)]
[Contains possibly excepted information: home addresses for government employees]
Video scripts, 2002, 2006, 2008, 2013
[105 KB (6 files)]



 

Subject files, 2002, 2005-2008,
5.59 MB (130 files)

Major responsibilities of the Press Office under Governor Rick Perry included issuing press releases and media advisories on the activities and actions of the governor, as well as the first lady; writing speeches and public service annoucements for the governor and the first lady; and creating visual and audio documentation of the governor's and the first lady's public events. Subject files, 2002, 2005-2008, maintained by the Governor's Press Office provide background information on topics Anita Perry took a professional interest in as first lady. Records of this office comprise electronic records related to the 73rd Annual Rose Festival Parade; the Anita Perry School of Nursing; breast cancer awareness; the Texas Governor's Mansion; immunization, Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP) and National Infant Immunization Week; the Texas Main Street Program; the Texas Conference for Women; the Texas Round-Up; and tourism and international relations in Texas. Various records appear in each subject folder, including, in some cases, talking points, question and answer materials, interview transcripts, fact sheets and logistical information for related public events, press releases and invitations.
Formats of the original electronic files include word processing or plain text files (.doc, .docx, .txt), spreadsheets (.xls., xlsx), PDFs, PowerPoint, and web-ready images (.htm). 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 files for First Lady Anita Perry. 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) and e-mail addresses (Texas Government Code, Section 552.137); 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 2006 roses, October 2006
[79.0 KB (3 files)]
Anita Perry, School of Nursing, June 2008
[20.0 KB (1 file)]
Breast cancer awareness, September-October 2006
[94.5 KB (3 files)]
Governor's Mansion info:
(Governor's) Mansion material, 2005-2008
[148 KB (5 files)]
(Governor's) Mansion restoration, 2006, November 2008
[75.0 KB (2 files)]
Immunization, April 2002, July 2004
[159 KB (8 files)]
Main Street, 2005, 2007
[258 KB (6 files)]
[Contains possibly excepted information: home phone numbers for government employees]
Texas Conference for Women, 2005-2007
[3.27 MB (70 files)]
[Contains possibly excepted information: personal email addresses]
Texas Round-Up, 2006, 2008
[318 KB (3 files)]
[Contains possibly excepted information: home phone numbers for government employees]
Texas tourism, 2006-2007
[1.17 MB (29 files)]



 

Photographs, 2002-2008,
1.34 GB (291 files)

Major responsibilities of the Press Office under Governor Rick Perry included issuing press releases and media advisories on the activities and actions of the governor, as well as the first lady; writing speeches and public service annoucements for the governor and the first lady; and creating visual and audio documentation of the governor's and the first lady's public events. These records are digital photographs of Anita Perry during her time as first lady, 2002-2008, maintained by the Governor's Press Office. These images include general subject images of First Lady Anita Perry including headshots, official portraits and official group portraits with Governor Rick Perry. Images also document public events that Anita Perry participated in during her time as First Lady. Events include elementary school visits; a UT Nursing School visit; the Governor's Commission for Women; public speaking events related to domestic violence, sexual abuse and breast cancer awareness; award ceremonies; a commencement address; and group portraits with Boy Scouts, young cancer patients, and nursing professionals. There are also a small amount of family photographs.
Formats of the original electronic files include photographs and graphic images (.jpg, .tif, .gif). Digital files presented for public use will generally be .jpg for photographic or graphic images. Files in their original format are available on request; restrictions may apply.
These records include only a select amount of images of First Lady Anita Perry. Additional media files from her public appearances are located in the separate finding aid Governor Rick Perry Press Office media files, 1972, 1998-2015, undated, bulk 2008-2012.
Arrangement
These records are arranged in alphabetical order based on subject, as organized by the originating agency.
Preferred Citation
(Identify the item), Photographs, Texas Governor Rick Perry Press Office Files for First Lady Anita Perry. Archives and Information Services Division, Texas State Library and Archives Commission.
Restrictions on Access
None.
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 Photographs, 2002-2008
[1.34 GB (291 files)]