Texas State Library and Archives Commission

Texas Governor James V Allred:

An Inventory of Records at the Texas State Archives, 1931-1939 (bulk 1935-1938)



Overview

Creator: Texas. Governor (1935-1939 : Allred)
Title: Records
Dates: 1931-1939
Dates: (bulk 1935-1938)
Abstract: These records from the office of Texas Governor James V Allred include correspondence, proclamations, speeches and press releases, reports and printed materials, and one reel to reel audio tape from 1931-1939 (bulk 1935-1938). Most of the correspondence is from the general public seeking relief from the Great Depression, including people asking for employment and financial assistance. More than half of the collection is related to the relief efforts of state and federal government agencies. Additional records deal with Allred's first campaign for the governorship in 1934, the Texas Centennial celebration in Dallas in 1936, and state legislation on issues such as taxes, old age pensions and gambling, from 1935 to 1938.
Quantity: 54.05 cubic ft.
Language English.
Repository: Texas State Archives

Biographical Sketch

James V (V was his middle name, not an initial) Allred served as Governor of Texas for two terms during the Great Depression from 1935 to 1939. He was born in Bowie, Texas on March 29, 1899, graduated from Bowie High School in 1917 and enrolled at Rice Institute (now Rice University) in Houston but was forced to withdraw after one semester for financial reasons. He worked for the United States Immigration Service and later enlisted in the Navy during World War I. After the war he worked as a law clerk in a Wichita Falls law office. He received an LL.B. from Cumberland University in Lebanon, Tennessee in 1921 and returned to Wichita Falls to practice law.

In 1923 Governor Pat Neff appointed Allred to fill an unexpired term as district attorney for the Thirtieth Texas District, encompassing Archer, Wichita and Young counties. He earned a reputation as "the fighting district attorney" for his outspoken opposition to the Ku Klux Klan. He ran for state attorney general in 1926 but lost in a close election and ran again successfully in 1930. As attorney general he gained public approval campaigning against monopolies and the influence of big businesses on state taxation and fiscal policies.

In 1934 he successfully ran for governor. Issues in his platform included regulation of public utilities, a graduated tax on large chain stores to preserve competitive balance for small independent operators, and opposition to a state sales tax as a revenue generating device with more of an emphasis on property valuations instead. During his first term he worked closely with agencies of the federal government to provide relief from the Depression. Legislation during his first term provided for additional highway construction, educational support, old age pensions and expanded state welfare services. Governor Allred supported law and order issues. He helped to create the Board of Pardons and Paroles in 1935 and reformed the parole system which had been abused under earlier administrations. He convened the First Southwestern States Parole Conference in Galveston in September 1936 to discuss issues and share ideas with high ranking law enforcement officials from Arizona, Arkansas, Louisiana, New Mexico and Oklahoma. He also oversaw the creation of the Texas Department of Public Safety in 1935, which took over responsibility of the Texas Rangers from the Adjutant General's Office and ran the Highway Patrol.

During this time Allred rose to national prominence. In large part because of his support for President Franklin D. Roosevelt's New Deal national relief measures, the National Junior Chamber of Commerce named him its "Outstanding Young Man in America in 1935." At the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia in June 1936 he gave the nominating speech for his friend, Vice President John Nance Garner.

Allred easily won reelection in 1936 with the enthusiastic endorsement of President Roosevelt. Accomplishments of his second term included the establishment of a state teacher retirement system, the repeal of pari-mutuel betting in the state, and the use of the Texas Rangers to suppress labor unrest around the state. He continued to push for increased funding for social security and welfare programs and the expansion of state services but had difficulties in getting the state legislature to cooperate in funding his programs.

Towards the end of Allred's second term as governor President Roosevelt nominated him to a federal district judgeship. He was confirmed and after he left office in January 1939 served on the federal bench until 1942 when he resigned to run for the U.S. Senate. He was defeated by W. Lee ( "Pappy") O'Daniel, who had succeeded him as governor, and returned to Houston to practice law. In 1943 Senator O'Daniel opposed Allred's appointment to the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals. In 1949 President Harry Truman reappointed Allred to the federal bench where he remained until his death in 1959.

Allred died on September 24, 1959 and was buried in Wichita Falls.


Scope and Contents of the Records

These records from the office of Texas Governor James V Allred include correspondence, proclamations, reports and printed materials, and one reel to reel audio tape from 1931 to1939 (bulk 1935-1938). They reflect many of the constitutional duties and responsibilities of the office of governor. Subject files include instances where Allred acted as Commander-in-Chief of military forces by mobilizing the Texas Rangers to scenes of strikes and social unrest. Legislative files include correspondence regarding special sessions the governor called to address issues such as old age pensions and pari-mutuel gambling, as well as the signing and vetoing of legislative bills. Correspondence with the Board of Pardons and Paroles includes proclamations signed by the governor granting reprieves and commutations of punishments and pardons, and revoking pardons and paroles. Subject files also include appointments of federal judges and district attorneys; a judicial appointment of particular interest is the 1935 appointment of the first female district court judge in Texas state history, Judge Sarah T. Hughes of the Dallas District Court. Most of the correspondence regarding state agencies concerns appointments to state boards and commissions.

Much of the correspondence is from the general public dealing with people seeking financial relief from the Great Depression and reflects on how people survived during the Depression. More than half of the collection consists of correspondence and printed materials from state and federal agencies, most dealing with the administration of Depression relief programs and applications and endorsements for government jobs. Other records reflect Governor Allred's interest in law and order issues. Included in state agency files is information on the creation of the Board of Pardons and Paroles and the Department of Public Safety which oversaw the functions of the Texas Rangers and the State Highway Patrol. Included with the Board of Pardons and Paroles records is information on the First Southwestern States Parole Conference, a special conference called by Governor Allred in Galveston in September of 1936, and attended by high-level representatives from five other Southwestern states to discuss law enforcement issues. Additional correspondence with the public deals with the Texas Centennial celebration in Dallas in 1936 and state legislation from 1935 to 1938 on issues such as educational support, expanded welfare services, taxes, old age pensions and gambling.


 

Organization of the Records

These records are organized into 10 series:
Pre-gubernatorial records, 1931, 1933-1934, 0.47 cubic ft.
General correspondence, 1934-1939, 5.64 cubic ft.
Subject files, 1935-1939, 5.17 cubic ft.
Requests, 1934-1939, 3.76 cubic ft.
Texas Centennial, 1935-1937, 1.88 cubic ft.
State legislation, 1932-1938, 6.58 cubic ft.
State agencies, 1932-1938, 23.5 cubic ft.
Federal agencies, 1934-1939, 4.7 cubic ft.
Ceremonial proclamations, 1935-1938, 1.41 cubic ft.
Public relations files, 1935-1938, 0.94 cubic ft.

Restrictions

Restrictions on Access

None.

Restrictions on Use

Most records created by Texas state agencies are not copyrighted and may be freely used in any way. 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:
Allred, James V., 1899-1959.
Corporate Names:
Texas. Board of Pardons and Paroles.
Texas. Office of the Governor.
Subjects:
Governors--Texas.
Pardon--Texas.
Old age pensions--Texas.
Gambling--Texas.
Depressions--1929--Texas.
Parole--Texas.
Taxation--Texas.
Places:
Texas--Politics and government--1865-1950.
Texas--Officials and employees--Selection and appointment.
Texas--Centennial celebrations, etc.
Texas--Economic conditions.
Texas--Social conditions.
Document Types:
Correspondence--Texas--Governors--1931-1939 (bulk 1935-1938).
Proclamations--Texas--Governors--1932-1939 (bulk 1935-1938).
Speeches--Texas--Governors--1932-1939 (bulk 1935-1938).
Press releases--Texas--Governors--1932-1939 (bulk 1935-1938).
Reports--Texas--Governors--1932-1939 (bulk 1935-1938).

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 Secretary of State, Executive clemency records, 1840, 1845-2002, 103.62 cubic ft., 168 reels of microfilm (originals), 22 reels of microfilm (duplicates)
Texas Planning Board Records, 1934-1939, 17 linear ft.
Texas State Board of Control, Commission of Control for Texas Centennial Celebrations, Records, 1934-1938.
University of Houston Archives, Historic Manuscript Division
James V Allred Papers, 1923-1959, 230 linear ft. [Includes 167 containers of records as governor.]

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

(Identify the item and cite the series), Records, Texas Governor James V Allred. Archives and Information Services Division, Texas State Library and Archives Commission.

Accession Information

Accession numbers: 1962/235, 1974/153, 1985/023, 1985/024

These records were transferred to the Archives and Information Services Division of the Texas State Library and Archives Commission by the Records Management Division of the Texas State Library in 1957 and 1961, by the Secretary of State on August 25, 1963, and by Dave Allred on June 26, 1974.

Processing Information

T. Matthew De Waelsche, March 2001

Tonia J. Wood, May 2002, July 2004


Detailed Description of the Records

 

Pre-gubernatorial records, 1931, 1933-1934,
0.47 cubic ft.

This series of records includes two files of general and personal correspondence related to James V Allred's duties as Texas Attorney General in 1931 and 1933-1934, and materials on his 1934 campaign for Texas governor including: correspondence with campaign organizers and supporters; data on political opponents; newspaper articles from around the state on the campaign; and a breakdown of votes cast in the election by counties. Records on his opponents include speeches made by them and newspaper articles about them. All of the materials date from before Allred was elected governor.
Arrangement
These records are arranged alphabetically by subject and then chronologically.
Preferred Citation
(Identify the item), Pre-gubernatorial records, Records, Texas Governor James V Allred. Archives and Information Services Division, Texas State Library and Archives Commission.
Box
1985/024-1 Correspondence as Attorney General:
1931, 1933
1934
General correspondence related to the 1934 campaign for Governor:
March
April-May
Telegrams from supporters on launch of campaign, April 1934
Correspondence with campaign organizers:
Jerry Mann, Dallas
Judge C. A. Teagle, Houston
Data on political opponents
[includes speeches and newspaper articles]:
Maury Hughes
Tom Hunter
Clarence Martin and Judge C. C. McDonald
Newspaper articles from around the state
Thank you letters to newspaper editors
Votes by counties cast in general election for Governor of Texas, November 1934
[chart]



 

General correspondence, 1935-1939 (bulk 1935-1938),
5.64 cubic ft.

These records consist of unsolicited suggestions; opinions and ideas; compliments and complaints, and printed materials, including poetry and songs; and general applications and endorsements for state jobs sent to Governor Allred's office from the general public, covering the years 1935-1939 (bulk 1935-1938). Also included is correspondence from the public directed specifically to the Governor's secretaries (1935-1939) and the Secretary of State's office (1937-1938). Correspondence related to relief efforts includes letters from both the general public and administrators of local relief boards.
Arrangement
These records are arranged chronologically then alphabetically by addressee.
Preferred Citation
(Identify the item), General correspondence, Records, Texas Governor James V Allred. Archives and Information Services Division, Texas State Library and Archives Commission.
Governor's office
1935:
Box
1985/024-2 January
February
[2 folders]
March
April
May
[2 folders]
June
Box
1985/024-3 July
August
September
October
November
December
[2 folders]
1936:
Box
1985/024-4 January
[2 folders]
February
March-May
June
July
[2 folders]
August
[2 folders]
September-December
1937:
Box
1985/024-4 January-March
Box
1985/024-5 April-May
June
July
August
September
October
November-December
1938:
Box
1985/024-6 January-March
April-June
July-September
October-December
1939:
Box
1985/024-6 January
Crank letters:
1935-1936
1937-1938
Box
1985/024-7 Applications and endorsements
1934
1935:
January-June
July-September
October-December
1936:
January-June
July-December
1937:
January-June
July-December
1938
Box
1985/024-8 Governor's Secretary's files
C. R. Miller, 1935:
February-June
July-November
Applications and endorsements, 1935
Edward Clark:
1935
1936:
January-March
April-June
July-September
October-December
Applications and endorsements:
1935
1936
Box
1985/024-9 George Clarke:
1935-1936
1937-1938
Dero D. Cowley:
1937:
March-April
June-December
1938:
January-May
June-December
January 1939
Applications and endorsements, 1937-1938
Box
1985/024-10 Edward Clark, Secretary of State
1937:
January-June
July-September
October-December
1938
Box
1985/024-11 Relief administration
General, 1935:
February-July
August-October
November
December
Local relief boards, 1935:
March
April
May
[2 folders]
June
Box
1985/024-12 July
[2 folders]
August
September
October
[2 folders]
November-December
Box
1985/024-13 General, 1936:
January
[7 folders]
February-March
Local relief boards, 1936:
January
[2 folders]
February-March



 

Subject files, 1935-1939 (bulk 1935-1938),
5.17 cubic ft.

These records consist of correspondence with the general public, printed materials and reports related to a wide variety of topics addressed by Governor Allred's office from 1935-1939 (bulk 1935-1938) such as appointments of delegates to conferences; correspondence with district attorneys; interviews with the Governor; invitations; judicial appointments; labor unrest and strikes; law enforcement issues, and expressions of support for the governor's law enforcement efforts; and reaction to the 1937 New London school explosion. A judicial appointment of particular interest is the 1935 appointment of the first female district judge in state history, Judge Sarah T. Hughes, to the Dallas District Court.
Arrangement
These records are arranged alphabetically by subject then chronologically and alphabetically by correspondent.
Preferred Citation
(Identify the item), Subject files, Records, Texas Governor James V Allred. Archives and Information Services Division, Texas State Library and Archives Commission.
Box
1985/024-14 Appointments and interviews with the Governor, 1935-1938
Appointments of delegates to meetings and conferences:
Miscellaneous:
1935
1936
1937
1938
American Library Association, annual conferences, 1936-1938
National Reclamation Association, 1935
National Recreation Association, 1935, 1937-1938
North American Wildlife Conference, 1936
Appointment of honorary personal staff members, 1935-1937
Box
1985/024-15 City Marshals and Chiefs of Police Union of Texas, Proceedings of the 40th Annual Convention, 1937
Congratulations re "State's Rights" speech, Texas League of Young Democrats convention, Amarillo, 1935
NOTE: Correspondence relating to conservation districts, such as the Colorado River Authority and Guadalupe-Blanco River Authority, are filed under the State Reclamation Department in the state agencies series.
Box
1985/024-15 Cotton, general correspondence:
1935-1936
1937-1938
Council of State Governments, 1937-1938
Court of Civil Appeals, 2nd District, Fort Worth, Report of Condition of the Docket, 1936
District attorneys:
General correspondence, 1935-1937
Applications and endorsements, miscellaneous, 1935-1937
Hon. Henry Paulus, endorsements, 1936
Executive Department budget, 1935
Farm Service System, Retirement Reserve Farm Credit Plan, 1935
Federal farm loans, 1935
Federal government, miscellaneous:
1935-1936
1937-1938
Federal legislation, miscellaneous, 1935-1938
Fort Worth Frontier Centennial, 1936
Box
1985/024-16 Garment workers strike, Dallas, 1937
Governors' Conference, 1935-1938
Greater Texas and Pan American Exposition, 1937
Happy New Year Dinner Club, 1935-1938
Invitations:
Miscellaneous:
1935-1936
1937
1938
School graduations, 1936
[2 folders]
Invitations from other states, 1936-1938
Invitations to organizations from other states to visit Texas, 1935-1938
Box
1985/024-17 Judicial appointments:
Applications and endorsements:
Miscellaneous:
January-March 1935
April-June 1935
July-December 1935
1936
1937-1938
60th District Court, 1935
19th District Court, 1936
64th District Court, 1936
117th District Court, 1936
106th District Court, 1937
40th District Court, 1938
Judge Sarah T. Hughes, Dallas District Court, 1935
Special appointments/disqualified judges:
1935
1936-1939
Box
1985/024-18 Law enforcement extradition files
[includes expense accounts, requisitions and warrants]:
March-June 1935
July-September 1935
October-December 1935
January 1936
February 1936
March-April 1936
Box
1985/024-19 May-June 1936
July-December 1936
January-June 1937
July-December 1937
January-June 1938
July-September 1938
Box
1985/024-20 Law enforcement - favorable comments, 1935:
[filed alphabetically by addressee]
A
B
[2 folders]
C
D-F
G-K
L-O
P-S
T
U-Z
Lawlessness, general correspondence, 1935
Box
1985/024-21 Legislature stamp account, 3rd called session, 44th legislature, 1935-1936
Letters of commendation for moral leadership, 1937
Letters of commendation from other states, 1935-1936
Longshoremen's strike, Beaumont, Port Arthur, Orange, 1935
Lynching in Columbus, 1935
Mexican affairs, miscellaneous:
1935-1936
1937-1938
Missing Baker heir, 1938
National Association of State Aviation Officials, 1935-1938
National Reclamation Association, 1935-1938
Box
1985/024-22 New London School Explosion, 1937:
General correspondence
New London School Memorial Fund, March-June 1937
[4 folders]
Notaries Public:
Applications, endorsements and appointments:
1935
1936
1937
1938-1939
State legislation, 1938-1939
Nottley extradition case, 1935
[Michigan child custody claim]
Box
1985/024-23 Public weighers, correspondence, applications and endorsements, 1935-1939
Restoration of the Alamo, 1936-1937
Rio Grande Valley water situation, 1935-1936
River pilot commissions, applications and endorsements, 1935-1938
St. Louis Basket and Box Company, semi-monthly messages, 1938
Sheriff's Association of Texas associate member certificate, 1937
Sit-down strikes, 1937
Soil erosion, 1935-1938
[Includes reports and printed materials]
Special elections, correspondence and proclamations:
1935
1936-1938
Box
1985/024-24 Taxes, general correspondence:
1935-1936
1937-1938
Tennessee Taxpayers Association, 1936
Texas Brewers' Institute, newsletter, 1938
Texas Civil Judicial Council, 1935-1936
Texas participation in 1939 New York and San Francisco world's fairs, 1937-1938
Texas Supreme Court abstract of opinions, 1935
Texas war debt of 1836, 1936
Texas Wildlife Conference, 1936
U.S. Constitution Sesquicentennial Commission, 1935-1938
Rev. W. D. Welburn case, 1935
[San Antonio minister indicted for perjury]
Printed materials, miscellaneous, 1935-1937
Photographs removed from collection



 

Requests, 1935-1939 (bulk 1935-1938),
3.76 cubic ft.

These records include correspondence from the public asking Governor Allred for general information, legal advice and assistance, personal loans and donations, and autographs and pictures from the years 1935 to 1939 (bulk 1935-1938).
Arrangement
These records are arranged chronologically, then alphabetically by correspondent.
Preferred Citation
(Identify the item), Requests, Records, Texas Governor James V Allred. Archives and Information Services Division, Texas State Library and Archives Commission.
Box
1985/024-25 1935:
January
February
[2 folders]
March
April
May
[2 folders]
June
Box
1985/024-26 July
August
September
October
November
[2 folders]
December
Box
1985/024-27 1936:
January-February
March
April-May
June
[2 folders]
July
[2 folders]
Box
1985/024-28 August
[2 folders]
September
[2 folders]
October
November
December
Box
1985/024-29 1937:
January
February
March
April
May
June
Box
1985/024-30 July
August
September
October:
Miscellaneous
Replies to circular letter and requests for copies of message to legislature
November
December
Box
1985/024-31 1938:
January-April
May
June-July
August
September
Box
1985/024-32 October
[2 folders]
November
[2 folders]
December
January 1939



 

Texas Centennial, 1935-1937,
1.88 cubic ft.

This series of records is comprised of correspondence from the general public, lists, newspaper articles and reports from 1935 to 1937 relating to the Texas Centennial Celebration in Dallas in 1936. It includes applications, endorsements and general correspondence with the Centennial Commission (1935) which ran the Centennial Celebration; general correspondence about the Centennial, including controversies over a proposed nudist colony (1935) and a bullfight (1936); newspaper clippings (1935); lists of out of state people requesting information on the Centennial and Texas in general (1936); and reports by the Advisory Board of Texas Historians (1937).
Arrangement
These records are arranged chronologically.
Preferred Citation
(Identify the item), Texas Centennial, Records, Texas Governor James V Allred. Archives and Information Services Division, Texas State Library and Archives Commission.
Box
1985/024-33 Centennial Commission, correspondence, applications and endorsements, 1935
Centennial appropriation bill, 1935
Texas Centennial, correspondence:
General, 1935
Proposed nudist colony, 1935
General, 1936:
January
[2 folders]
February
[2 folders]
March
[2 folders]
Box
1985/024-34 April
[4 folders]
May
[2 folders]
June
[2 folders]
Protests re proposed bullfight, June 1936
Box
1985/024-35 July
[2 folders]
August
[2 folders]
September
October
November
December
General correpondence, 1937
Box
1985/024-36 Texas Centennial Celebrations Department of Information, lists of out of state people requesting information on Texas:
[Lists nos. 10 and 11 are missing]
List nos. 1-3, January-February 1936
List nos. 4-6, February 1936
List nos. 7-9, February-March 1936
List no. 12, April 1936
Individual inquiries received by the Texas Centennial Exposition, 1936
[list]
Newspaper clippings, April-May 1935
Commission of Control for Texas Centennial Celebrations Advisory Board of Historians, reports, March 1937



 

State legislation, 1932-1938 (bulk 1935-1938),
6.58 cubic ft.

These records consist of correspondence (1935-1938), articles and printed materials (1932-1935), reports (1936-1937), memos to the press (1937), and veto proclamations (1935, 1937) dealing with state legislation from the 44th (1935-1936) and 45th (1937-1938) Texas State Legislatures, including both regular and called sessions. Correspondence is from the general public and deals with legislation in general and specific legislative topics such as taxes, old age pensions and gambling.
Arrangement
General correspondence is arranged in chronological order and then alphabetically by correspondent. Correspondence dealing with specific legislative issues is arranged alphabetically by subject. Press memos and veto proclamations are arranged chronologically.
Preferred Citation
(Identify the item), State legislation, Records, Texas Governor James V Allred. Archives and Information Services Division, Texas State Library and Archives Commission.
Box
1985/024-37 44th Legislature, 1935-1936
Miscellaneous legislation, 1935:
January
February
[2 folders]
March
[2 folders]
April
[2 folders]
May
[3 folders]
Box
1985/024-38 June-August
September
[2 folders]
October
November
Box
1985/024-39 Specific legislative issues, 1935:
Bad dog bill
Beauty parlor regulations
Blue sky laws (fraudulent sales of securities)
Capital punishment
Child welfare
Confederate pensions
Dental bill
Disability pensions
Driver's licenses
Firemen's pension bill
Game laws
Horse racing
Insurance
Liquor control
[2 folders]
Mortgage moratorium
Proposed natural gas pipeline
Natural gas waste
Nursery (plant) bills
Box
1985/024-40 Old age pension, 1935:
January-March
April-May
June-July
August
September
[4 folders]
Box
1985/024-41 October
[3 folders]
November
[2 folders]
December
Articles and printed materials, 1932-1935
Box
1985/024-42 State parks
Sterilization bill
Tarrant County road bill
Taxes, 1935:
Miscellaneous:
February
March
April-May
July-September
October-December
Chain store taxes
Homestead tax exemption
Truck regulations
Utility regulations
Veto proclamations, 1935
Proposed legislative bills, 1935
Legislative claims, 1935
Box
1985/024-43 Miscellaneous legislation, 1936:
January-August
September-December
Special session, 1936
Specific legislative issues, 1936:
Constitutional amendments for 1936
Confederate pensions
Disability pensions
Box
1985/024-44 Old age pensions, 1936:
February-September
October-November:
Deliberalization of old age assistance law
Memorandum on state old age pensions
Protests re transfer of highway funds to old age pensions
Taxes
"Legislative Matters," record of votes in Senate from Regular Session 43rd to 2nd Called Session 44th, inclusive, 1936
Box
1985/024-45 45th Legislature, 1937-1938
Miscellaneous legislation, 1937:
January-April
May
June
July-August
September-November
Special called session, 1937:
March-July
August-September
October-November
Specific legislative issues, 1937:
Aid to blind, crippled and dependent children:
February-May
June-December
Big Bend State Park bill
Child labor amendment
Cotton research laboratory bill
County deficiency appropriations
Box
1985/024-46 Dental bill
Driver's licenses
Equalization bill - vocational agriculture education
[2 folders]
Flood control
Fraternity bill repealing insurance tax on fraternal organizations
Fraternity-sorority bill, Dallas County high schools
[2 folders]
Box
1985/024-47 Gambling:
Miscellaneous, 1937:
January-May
June
[3 folders]
Correspondence re Thomas Carney, Catholic priest critical of Governor's gambling legislation, June 1937
July
Letters of commendation and support for Governor's stance on gambling and liquor control
Race track gambling - repeal of pari-mutuel betting, 1937:
January-May
June
July
Complaints from horse racing proponents
Box
1985/024-48 Game laws
Liquor by the drink
Mental hospitals
Negro student aid
Offshore oil drilling along the Texas Gulf coast
Old age assistance, January-June 1937
Old age pension - second called session
Prohibition of Japanese land ownership
Protests re Senate Bill 24 (reducing salary of Bowie County attorney)
Requests for repeal of House Bill 915 (school redistricting and consolidation in Polk and Tyler counties)
School transportation
Soil conservation
Box
1985/024-49 Taxes, general correspondence, 1937:
January
February
March-June
July-September
October
[2 folders]
November
Teachers retirement system
Texas Rangers
Texas unemployment compensation law
Box
1985/024-50 Train length bill
Truck regulations
[4 folders]
Utility regulations
Reports, 1937:
Committee on Priveleges and Elections, Committee Report on Senate Bill 26, 1937
House and Senate Daily Report
Legislative suggestions, 1937
Memos to the press re legislation, 1937
Vetoes - 45th Legislature, regular session, 1937
Miscellaneous legislation, 1938
Special called session, 1938
Specific legislative issues, 1938:
Aid for blind, crippled and dependent children
Old age assistance
Taxes



 

State agencies, 1932-1938 (bulk 1935-1938),
23.5 cubic ft.

These records from the office of Texas Governor James V Allred, consisting of correspondence, speeches, reports and printed materials from various state agencies, departments, boards and commissions, from 1932 to 1938, (bulk 1935 to 1938), comprise the largest series in the collection. Much of the correspondence is from the general public and deals with applications and endorsements for state jobs. Additional correspondence is with the administrators of agencies. The largest subseries in this group relates to the Board of Pardons and Paroles which Allred established to address some of the transgressions of his predecessors in the office of Governor. Included is information on the First Southwestern States Parole Conference held in Galveston in 1936 called by Governor Allred to discuss parole issues and share ideas with governors, attorneys general and other high ranking law enforcement officials from Arizona, Arkansas, Louisiana, New Mexico and Oklahoma. Correspondence with the Board of Pardons and Paroles and the Texas Prison System also includes proclamations signed by the governor relating to furloughs, pardons, paroles, commutations of sentences and other criminal justice system matters. Other agencies of note include the Board of Control, which oversaw the Texas Relief Commission and administered pension and welfare programs, the Texas Planning Board, which coordinated federal and state relief programs and promoted the conservation and development of natural resources in the state, and the Department of Public Safety, which was created in 1935 and took over responsibility for the Texas Rangers from the Adjutant General's Office and also oversaw the Highway Patrol. Individual conservation and reclamation districts, such as the Colorado River Authority and Guadalupe-Blanco River Authority, are filed under the State Reclamation Department.
Arrangement
These records are arranged alphabetically by agency then chronologically. General correspondence is arranged chronologically and then alphabetically by correspondent.
Preferred Citation
(Identify the item), State agencies, Records, Texas Governor James V Allred. Archives and Information Services Division, Texas State Library and Archives Commission.
Box
1985/024-51 Adjutant General's Office
General correspondence, 1935
Applications and endorsements, 1934-1937
Texas Rangers, applications and endorsements, January-July 1935
Special Ranger commissions, applications and endorsements 1935:
January-April
May-July
Agriculture Commission
Applications and endorsements, 1935
State Board of Examiners in Architecture
General correspondence, applications and endorsements, 1937
Attorney General's Office
Applications and endorsements, 1935
Correspondence and opinions:
February-April 1935
May-June 1935
July-December 1935
January-March 1936
April-June 1936
July-September 1936
October-December 1936
1937
Box
1985/024-52 Banking Commission
Applications and endorsements 1935-1937
Board of Barber Examiners
General correspondence, 1936-1937
Applications and endorsements:
January-August 1935
September-December 1935
1936
1937
Indexes to applicants, 1935, undated
Comptroller's Office
Deficiency appropriations:
1934-1936
1937-1938
Payroll for the Governor's mansion, 1935-1939
Payroll for the Governor's office, 1935-1939
Box
1985/024-53 Audited cigarette tax accounts, 1936-1938
State Board of Control
Eighth Biennial Appropriation Budget, 44th legislature, 1935-1937
Box
1985/024-54 General correspondence:
January-June 1935
July-December 1935
January-March 1936
April-June 1936
July-September 1936
October-December 1936
January-June 1937
July-September 1937
October-December 1937
Box
1985/024-55 January-March 1938
April-June 1938
July-December 1938
Applications and endorsements:
1934-1935
1936
January-June 1937
July-December 1937
1938
Box
1985/024-56 Child Welfare Division:
General correspondence:
1936-1937
1938-1939
Journal, 1936
Newsletters, 1937-1938
Reports, 1937
Old Age Assistance, general correspondence:
August 1937
September 1937
October 1937
[4 folders]
Box
1985/024-57 November 1937
[3 folders]
March-April 1938
May 1938
June-August 1938
September-December 1938
January 1939
Review of Rural Rehabilitation in Texas, report, 1935
Texas Commission for the Blind, general correspondence, 1936-1938
Box
1985/024-58 Texas Relief Commission:
General correspondence:
January 1935
February 1935
[4 folders]
March 1935
[4 folders]
April 1935
[2 folders]
Box
1985/024-59 May 1935
[2 folders]
June 1935
July-September 1935
October-December 1935
January 1936
February 1936
March 1936
1937
1938-1939
Audit reports, 1934-1935
Box
1985/024-60 Institutions- general correspondence, applications, endorsements and appointments:
Confederate homes, 1935-1936
Schools, colleges and universities:
Girls' Training School, Gainesville, 1935-1938
North Texas Junior Agriculture College, Arlington, board appointments, 1935
Prairie View State Normal and Industrial College, 1936-1937
Texas A&M College, College Station:
1935-1936
1937-1938
Texas College of Arts and Industries, Kingsville, 1935
Texas State Normal Schools:
General correspondence, 1935-1937
Board of Regents, 1935-1937
Texas State College for Women, Denton, 1935-1938
Texas State School for the Deaf and Dumb, Austin 1935
[includes newsletter]
Texas Technological College, Lubbock, 1935-1938
University of Texas at Austin, Board of Regents, 1935
State hospitals:
Austin State Hospital, 1935-1937
State Tuberculosis Sanitorium, San Angelo:
General correspondence:
1935-1936
1937-1938
Biennial report, 1934-1936
Miscellaneous hospitals, 1935-1938
Box
1985/024-61 State Board of Cosmetology
Applications and endorsements:
1935-1936
1937
State Board of Dental Examiners
General correspondence, applications and endorsements, 1935-1937
State Board of Education
General correspondence:
1935
January-June 1936
July-December 1936
1937
Applications and endorsements:
1934-1935
January-November 1936
December 1936
1937
Rural Aid Division, audit report, 1935
Teachers' Retirement Fund, applications and endorsements, 1937
Vocational education, general correspondence, 1935-1937
State Board of Embalmers
General correspondence, applications and endorsements, 1935-1937
Box
1985/024-62 Texas Forest Service
General correspondence, 1935-1938
Applications and endorsements, 1935-1936
National Association of State Foresters Annual Meeting, Texas A&M College, October 1937
Reports and newsletters, 1936-1939
Game, Fish & Oyster Commission
General correspondence:
1935-1936
1937
Applications and endorsements:
1934
1935
1936
1937
Restoration of hunting rights
[includes proclamations signed by the Governor]:
1935
1937
Box
1985/024-63 State Board of Health
General correspondence:
1935
1936
1937
Applications and endorsements:
1935-1936
1937
Quarterly report, January-March 1937
Box
1985/024-64 State Highway Department
General correspondence:
1935
1936
January-March 1937
April-July 1937
August-December 1937
January-February 1938
March-June 1938
July-December 1938
Applications and endorsements:
1934-1935
1936-1937
1938
Box
1985/024-65 Highway Commission, applications and endorsements:
1934
1935
1936
[2 folders]
1937
NOTE: Because of the volume of correspondence for the following applicants, they have been listed individually.
L.A. Heder, Medina, 1936-1937
Fred Mauritz, Ganado, 1936-1937
William M. Neyland, Corpus Christi, 1936
Stanford Payne, Del Rio 1936
Lyle L. Steele, Mexia, 1936-1937
Box
1985/024-66 Industrial Accident Board
Applications and endorsements, 1935, 1937
Insurance Commission
General correspondence:
1935
[2 folders]
1936
[2 folders]
1937
1938
Applications and endorsements, 1935-1937
Fire Insurance Commission
Applications and endorsements:
1935-1936
1937
Firemen's Pension Fund
Applications and endorsements, 1937
Labor Commission
Applications and endorsements, 1935
Audit, printed material, 1935
Box
1985/024-67 Liquor Control Board
General correspondence:
November-December 1935
January-June 1936
May-August 1937
September-December 1937
January-May 1938
June-December 1938
Applications and endorsements:
October 1935
November 1935
[4 folders]
Box
1985/024-68 December 1935
[3 folders]
January 1936
[2 folders]
February 1936
March 1936
Box
1985/024-69 April 1936
May 1936
June 1936
July-August 1936
April-July 1937
August-December 1937
January-May 1938
Liquor Control Review, 1937-1938
[journal]
Liquor permits granted, 1935
[list]
Liquor store licensing petitions, Port Arthur, undated
Press releases and speeches, 1936
Texas Liquor Control Act, proposed Senate Bill, 1935
Box
1985/024-70 Livestock Sanitary Commission
General correspondence, comments, 1934-1935
Applications and endorsements:
September-October 1934
November 1934
[2 folders]
December 1934
[4 folders]
Box
1985/024-71 January 1935
[1-6 of 9 folders]
Box
1985/024-72 January 1935
[7-9 of 9 folders]
February 1935
[3 folders]
March 1935
September-November 1935
1934-1935, undated
Box
1985/024-73 State Board of Medical Examiners
General correspondence, 1935-1937
Applications and endorsements:
1935
1936-1937
Annual report, 1936
Old Age Assistance Commission
General correspondence, 1936
Applications and endorsements:
1935
1936
Press releases and publicity, 1936
Report, 1936
State Board of Optometry
General correspondence, 1937-1938
Applications and endorsements:
1935
April 1937
May-June 1937
July-September 1937
January-February 1938
Box
1985/024-74 Board of Pardons and Paroles
Correspondence and proclamations:
January 1935
February 1935
[4 folders]
March 1935
[3 folders]
Box
1985/024-75 April 1935
[2 folders]
May 1935
[3 folders]
June 1935
[4 folders]
Box
1985/024-76 July 1935
[3 folders]
August 1935
[5 folders]
September 1935
[4 folders]
Box
1985/024-77 October 1935
[3 folders]
November 1935
[3 folders]
December 1935
[3 folders]
Box
1985/024-78 January 1936
[3 folders]
February 1936
[4 folders]
Box
1985/024-79 March 1936
[2 folders]
April 1936
May 1936
[4 folders]
June-July 1936
Box
1985/024-80 August 1936
September 1936
[4 folders]
October 1936
[2 folders]
November-December 1936
Box
1985/024-81 May-June 1937
July 1937
August 1937
[2 folders]
September 1937
[3 folders]
Box
1985/024-82 October 1937
[4 folders]
November 1937
[3 folders]
December 1937
[3 folders]
January 1938
[2 folders]
May 1938
Box
1985/024-83 Applications and endorsements, 1935
Appointments to county parole boards:
December 1935-January 1936
February 1936
March 1936
May 1936
June 1936
July-August 1936
Report on moving Board of Pardons from Austin to Huntsville, 1935
Parolee reports, 1936-1937
Parole boards, general correspondence, 1935-1936
First Southwestern States Parole Conference, Galveston, September 2-3, 1936:
Preliminary planning, 1936
Invitations, 1936
Committees, 1936
Program, speeches, article, 1936
Box
1985/024-84 Pharmacy Board
Applications and endorsements, 1935, 1937
Texas Planning Board
General correspondence:
1935
1936
January-June 1937
July-September 1937
October-December 1937
January-March 1938
April-June 1938
July-August 1938
September-December 1938
January 1939
Applications and endorsements, 1935
Box
1985/024-85 Brochure, fact sheet, general information, undated
Texas Planning Bulletin, newsletters, 1936-1938
Exhibits, 1936-1937
Legislation, 1935, 1937-1938
Minutes of meetings:
1937
1938-1939
National Resources Committee, circular, 1938
Reports (in chronological order):
Annual Report for Fiscal Year Ending August 31, 1936
Report of Appropriations and Expenditures for Year Ended August 31, 1936
Biennial report, 1936
Public Health in Texas, 1936
Flood Damages in Texas, April 23, 1937
Annual Report for Fiscal Period Ending August 31, 1937
Expenditures of the Texas Planning Board from April 1, 1935 to August 31, 1937
Some of the Major Revenue Problems in Texas, October 1937
Temple-Bell County Health Unit annual report, 1937
The Need for Administrative Control of Ground Water in Texas, June 1938
Report for the Fiscal Period Ending August 31, 1938
List of reports issued by the Texas Planning Board, 1935-1938
Revenues and expenditures, 1937-1938
Salary questionnaire, 1937
State Board of Public Accountancy
General correspondence, applications, endorsements and appointments, 1935-1937
Box
1985/024-86 Department of Public Safety
General correspondence:
August-October 1935
November 1935
December 1935
January 1936
February 1936
March 1936
April 1936
May-June 1936
Box
1985/024-87 January-July 1937
August-September 1937
October-November 1937
December 1937
January-March 1938
April-June 1938
July-December 1938
January 1939
Reward for murderer of R. T. Chisolm, Constable, Odem, 1938-1939
Box
1985/024-88 Applications and endorsements:
1935
1936
1937-1938
Bulletins:
1936
June-December 1937
January-March 1938
April-June 1938
Box
1985/024-89 July-September 1938
October-December 1938
January 1939
Highway Patrol:
General correspondence: 1935-1938
Applications and endorsements:
1935
1936
1937
1938
Weights and Measurements Division, applications and endorsements 1934-1935
Narcotics Division, applications and endorsements, 1937
Box
1985/024-90 Texas Rangers, applications and endorsements:
August-December 1935
1936
1937
1938
Special Ranger commissions, applications and endorsements:
June-December 1935
1936
1937-1938
Box
1985/024-91 Texas Safety Council, 1935-1936
Traffic Safety:
General correspondence:
1935
1936
1937
[2 folders]
1938
[2 folders]
Accident Report Statistics, 1937-1938
"Creating Safer Communities," brochure by Governor's Traffic Safety Committee, 1937
Reports:
Investigation Reports:
1935
1936
Quarterly Report of Operations and Activities of Bureau of Identification and Records, June 1936
Crime Statistics report, July 1938
Speech by C. G. McGraw, Chief, Bureau of Identification and Records, August 27, 1937
Box
1985/024-92 Texas Racing Commission
General correspondence, 1935-1937
Applications and endorsements, 1935-1937
Railroad Commission
General correspondence, 1935-1936
Applications and endorsements, 1935-1936
Motor Transportation Division, 1935-1936:
General correspondence
Carrier applications
Correspondence with the Interstate Commerce Commission
Oil and Gas Division:
General Correspondence:
1935
[2 folders]
1936
Gas pipeline project, 1935-1936
Oil regulation reports, 1935
Railroad legislation, 1937
Box
1985/024-93 State Reclamation Department
General correspondence, 1935-1937
Applications and endorsements, 1935-1936
Biennial Report of the State Reclamation Engineer, 1936
Conservation and reclamation districts:
Brazos River Conservation District:
General correspondence, 1937
Applications and endorsements, 1935-1937
Report, newsletter, 1937
Colorado River Authority:
Applications and endorsements:
1934-1935
1936
1937
Report of Senate Investigating Committee concerning Colorado River Authority, 1938
Central Colorado River Authority:
Legislative bill, 1935
Board appointments, 1935
Lower Colorado River Authority:
General correspondence, 1936-1937
Applications and endorsements:
1935
1936-1937
Reports, 1936-1937
Upper Colorado River Authority, applications and endorsements, 1935
Guadalupe-Blanco River Authority, general correspondence, board appointments, 1935-1936
Nueces River Conservation District, board appointments, 1936-1937
Sabine-Neches Conservation District, board appointments, 1935-1936
Sulphur River Conservation District, board appointments, 1935-1936
Box
1985/024-94 Board of Registration for Professional Engineers
General correspondence, 1937
Secretary of State's Office
Correspondence, 1936
Applications and endorsements, 1934-1937
State Auditor and Efficiency Expert's Office
General correspondence, 1935-1939
Applications and endorsements, 1935-1938
Reports:
1935-1936
1937
[2 folders]
1938
Texas State Library
General correspondence:
1935-1936
1937-1938
State Parks Board
General correspondence, 1935
Box
1985/024-95 Texas Prison System
General correspondence and proclamations:
April 1935
May 1935
June-July 1935
October 1935
November 1935
December 1935
January 1936
February 1936
March 1936
April 1936
May 1936
June-July 1936
August 1936
September 1936
October 1936
November-December 1936
Box
1985/024-96 March 1937
June 1937
July 1937
August-September 1937
October 1937
November-December 1937
January 1938
February-March 1938
April 1938
May 1938
June 1938
July 1938
August-September 1938
October 1938
November 1938
December 1938
January 1939
Applications and endorsements, 1935-1937
Reports:
Audit, 1935
Lists of new inmates; punishment orders; number of inmates released, 1935-1936
Box
1985/024-97 State Tax Board
General correspondence, 1935-1937
Applications and endorsements, 1934-1937
Comparative statements of county funds, 1932-1935
Tax Survey Project (done in conjunction with the WPA [Works Progress Administration]):
General correspondence, 1935-1936
Applications and endorsements, 1935-1936
Preliminary Report of the State-Wide Tax Survey Project, 1937
Texas Tax Journal, 1934
Ad valorem taxes for school appropriations:
General correspondence, 1937:
July
[1-3 of 7 folders]
Box
1985/024-98 July
[4-7 of 7 folders]
August
Box
1985/024-99 Unemployment Compensation Commission
General correspondence:
1936
1937
1938
Applications and endorsements:
October 1936
November 1936
[2 folders]
Endorsements of Judge Allen Melton, Dallas, October-November 1936
December 1936
January 1937
February 1937
March 1937
April-August 1937
September-December 1937
January-March 1938
Report of the Unemployment Compensation Committee, 1936
Texas Unemployment Compensation Act, 1937
Box
1985/024-100 Utility Commission
Applications and endorsements, 1935, 1937
Texas Public Utilities Act, undated
State Board of Water Engineers
General correspondence, 1935-1937
Applications and endorsements, 1935-1937
Conchas Dam Project, 1935
Tres-Palacios Bay Dam Project, 1936
Reports, 1936



 

Federal agencies, 1934-1939 (bulk 1935-1938),
4.7 cubic ft.

These records from the office of Texas Governor James V Allred consist of correspondence, reports and orders from agencies and departments of the federal government from 1934 to 1939. Many of the agencies, such as the Civilian Conservation Corps, Public Works Administration and Works Progress Administration, were created specifically to administer relief programs during the Great Depression. Of special interest is correspondence with cabinet level officials, such as U.S. Secretary of State Cordell Hull, Harry Hopkins, Administrator of the Works Progress Administration and Harold Ickes, Administrator of the Public Works Administration and one of President Roosevelt's closest advisors; correspondence with Lyndon Johnson, who was the Texas coordinator for the National Youth Administration, and addresses and speeches of FBI Director J. Edgar Hoover. Included with records from the U.S. Treasury Department are deeds, blueprints and plans for new post office sites around the state.
Arrangement
These records are arranged alphabetically by agency then chronologically.
Preferred Citation
(Identify the item), Federal agencies, Records, Texas Governor James V Allred. Archives and Information Services Division, Texas State Library and Archives Commission.
Box
1985/024-101 U.S. Department of Agriculture, 1935-1938
[2 folders]
U.S. Army, 1936-1938
U.S. Civil Service Commission, 1937
[includes newsletters]
Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC),
General correspondence:
1935
1936
1937
1938
U.S. Coast Guard, 1935-1936
U.S. Department of Commerce, 1935-1937
Farm Credit Administration, Emergency Crop and Seed Loan Office, 1935-1937
Box
1985/024-102 Farm Debt Adjustment Committee:
General correspondence:
1935 (2 folders)
1936
Applications, endorsements and appointments:
May 1935
June
July-December
1936
Farm Security Administration
General correspondence:
1937
1938
Box
1985/024-103 Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), 1936-1938
[addresses and speeches of Director, J. Edgar Hoover]
Federal Communications Commission (FCC)
[reports and orders]:
1937
[2 folders]
1938
Federal Emergency Relief Administration (FERA), 1935
Federal Housing Administration (FHA), 1935-1938
Federal Power Commission, 1935-1938
[includes reports and orders]
Federal Surplus Commodities Corporation, 1937
Home Owners Loan Corporation (HOLC), 1936-1938
U. S. Department of the Interior, 1934-1938
Box
1985/024-104 Interstate Commerce Commission (ICC)
Correspondence, orders and reports:
1936
January-March 1937
April-June 1937
July-September 1937
October-November 1937
December 1937
Briefs, 1937
Box
1985/024-105 January 1938
February 1938
March 1938
April-June 1938
July-December 1938
Box
1985/024-106 Department of Justice:
Bureau of Prisons Report on Federal Prisoners, 1932-33, 1934
General correspondence, 1936
U.S. Department of Labor, correspondence, reports, 1935-1938
Mexican Claims Commission, 1937-1938
National Emergency Council:
General correspondence, 1935
Directory of Federal and State Emergency Agencies, 1935
U.S. Government Manual, replacement pages, 1935
Report on Economic Conditions of the South, 1938
National Re-Employment Service, general correspondence, applications and endorsements, 1935,1937
National Resources Committee,
Drainage Basin Problems and Programs, 1937
[report]
National Safety Council:
General correspondence, 1935-1936
Reports, 1935-1936
National Youth Administration,
General correspondence:
1935-1936
1937-1938
U.S. Navy, 1936-1938
Public Works Administration (PWA):
General correspondence:
1935
1936
1937
1938
Reports, 1936-1938
Box
1985/024-107 Reconstruction Finance Corporation (RFC), 1936-1938
Rural Resettlement Administration:
General correspondence:
1935
1936
[2 folders]
1937
Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), 1936-1937
Social Security Board:
General correspondence, 1935-1938
Newsletters, 1935-1937
Press releases, 1937
Reports, 1937-1937
U.S. State Department:
Correspondence with the U.S. Secretary of State, 1936-1938
Reports, 1936-1937
U.S. Supreme Court, 1935-1937
Box
1985/024-108 U.S. Treasury Department:
General correspondence, 1935, 1937-1938
Procurement Division, post office sites, 1936-1939
[includes deeds, blueprints and building plans]:
Henderson, Lockhart, Luling, February-March 1936
Baytown, Colorado, Eastland, Houston, Teague, Wharton, April 1936
Canyon, May 1936
Brady, Goose Creek, Jasper, June 1936
Kenedy, La Grange, Midland, Quanah, June 1936
Mineola, August 1936
Box
1985/024-109 Ballinger, Groesbeck, Mart, April 1937
Alice, Giddings, Ranger, May 1937
Edinburg, Smithville, July-August 1937
Amarillo, November 1937
Alpine, Decatur, El Campo, Kilgore, January 1938
Center, Odessa, May 1938
Rosenberg, December 1938
Pasadena, January 1939
Taxes, 1936-1937
Box
1985/024-110 Veteran's Administration, 1935-1937
U.S. War Department, 1935-1939
Works Progress Administration (WPA):
General correspondence:
1935
January-March 1936
April-June 1936
July 1936
August-September 1936
1937
1938-1939
Memos, 1936
Newsletters, 1936
Reports, 1936-1938



 

Ceremonial proclamations, 1935-1938,
1.41 cubic ft.

These records include correspondence with the Governor's office about ceremonial proclamations, press releases related to proclamations and copies of proclamations signed by Governor Allred from 1935 to 1938. Ceremonial proclamations relate to topics such as recognition of state and federal holidays and organizations promoting social issues and various agricultural products. Correspondence includes requests from individuals and organizations asking the governor for proclamations and letters from individuals thanking and commending him for making proclamations. Also included are proclamations received from other states from 1937 and 1938.
Arrangement
Correspondence and press releases are arranged in chronological order. Numbered proclamations are filed in numerical order.
Preferred Citation
(Identify the item), Ceremonial proclamations, Records, Texas Governor James V Allred. Archives and Information Services Division, Texas State Library and Archives Commission.
Box
1985/024-111 General correspondence, 1935:
January-April
May-August
September-December
Proclamations, 1935
General correspondence, 1936:
January-March
April-June
July-September
October-December
Press releases, 1936
Proclamations, 1936:
January-June
July-December
Box
1985/024-112 General correspondence, 1937:
January-March
April-May
June-September
October-December
Memos to the press, 1937
Proclamations, 1937:
January-June
July-December
Box
1985/024-113 General correspondence, 1938:
January-March
April
May-June
July-December
Memos to the press, 1938
Proclamations, 1938
Proclamations from other states, 1937-1938



 

Public relations files, 1935-1938,
0.94 cubic ft.

This series of records is comprised of addresses, speeches, press releases and articles, and one reel to reel audio tape from 1935 to 1938. It consists of Governor Allred's messages to the 44th (1935-1936) and 45th (1937-1938) State Legislatures, including public response to his messages and requests for copies; legislative proclamations; speeches (1936); press releases and publicity files (1935-1936); and newspaper and journal articles (1935-1937). Speeches include a draft of Governor Allred's re-nomination speech for Vice-President John Nance Garner at the 1936 Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia and a copy of the National Broadcasting Corporation's recording of the speech.
Arrangement
These records are arranged in chronological order.
Preferred Citation
(Identify the item), Public relations files, Records, Texas Governor James V Allred. Archives and Information Services Division, Texas State Library and Archives Commission.
Box
1985/024-114 Governor's messages to the Legislature:
44th Legislature, 1935-1936:
Regular session, 1935:
January-February
March-May
1st and 2nd called sessions, September-November 1935
Confirmation of nominees submitted to the Senate, 1935
Second called session, September-October 1936
Legislative proclamations:
Amendments to the Texas Constitution, 44th Legislature, 1st called session, 1935
Miscellaneous proclamations, 44th Legislature, 2nd called session, September-October 1936
45th Legislature, 1937-1938:
Address to Legislature, January 13, 1937
Governor's messages, miscellaneous, 1937:
Letters of commendation and support for Governor's messages, 1937
Requests for copies of messages, 1937-1938
Replies to form letter re Governor's messages, October 1937
Box
1985/024-115 Addresses and speeches:
General, 1936
Nominating speech for Vice-President John Nance Garner, Democratic National Convention, Philadelphia, June 1936
Box
1974/153 Copy of National Broadcasting Corporation's recording of the nominating speech for Vice-President John Nance Garner, Democratic National Convention, Philadelphia, June 1936
[one reel-to-reel audio tape made in 1974]
[Original is at the University of Houston.]
Box
1985/024-115 Memos to the press, 1935-1936
Publicity release, Mid-term Status Report, January 15, 1936
Personal publicity file-campaign materials, 1936
Newspaper and journal articles about Governor Allred, 1935-1937