Texas State Library and Archives Commission

Texas Governor W. Lee O'Daniel:

An Inventory of Records at the Texas State Archives, 1938-1941, undated (bulk 1939-1941)



Overview

Creator: Texas. Governor (1939-1941 : O'Daniel)
Title: Records
Dates: 1938-1941, undated
Dates: (bulk 1939-1941)
Abstract: The records of Texas governor W. Lee O'Daniel include correspondence, transcripts of radio broadcasts and speeches, minutes of meetings, proclamations, press releases, articles, clippings and other printed materials dating from 1938 to 1941, undated (bulk 1939-1941). Prominent themes represented throughout the records include old age pensions, taxes to raise revenues for social security, industrialization of Texas, religion and national security.
Quantity: 73.79 cubic ft.
Language English.
Repository: Texas State Archives

Biographical Sketch

Wilbert Lee (Pappy) O'Daniel, Texas governor from January 17, 1939 through August 4, 1941, was born in Malta, Ohio on March 11, 1890, one of two children of William Barnes and Alice Ann (Thompson) O'Daniel. His father, who was a Union veteran, died in an accident shortly after his son was born. Before Wilbert was five years old his mother remarried and the family moved to a farm in Reno County, Kansas. He went to public schools in Arlington, Kansas and received a two-year degree from Salt City Business College in Hutchinson, Kansas in 1908. He went to work as a stenographer and bookkeeper at a flour milling company in Anthony, Kansas, and after a few years moved to a larger milling company in Kingman, Kansas where he became sales manager. Eventually he went into the flour milling business for himself. He moved to Kansas City in 1919, to New Orleans in 1921, and to Fort Worth in 1925 where he became sales manager of the Burrus Mill and Elevator Company. In 1928 he took over the company's radio advertising and began writing poems and songs and discussing religious topics on a weekly radio program which he directed. He hired a band of unemployed musicians and named them the Light Crust Doughboys. The Doughboys, who played hillbilly music, gained widespread popularity. O'Daniel was credited with popularizing western swing music and helped to launch the career of musician Bob Wills. O'Daniel served as the president of the Forth Worth Chamber of Commerce from 1933 to 1934. In 1935 he formed his own flour company.

Despite his lack of political experience O'Daniel decided to run for governor in 1938 at the urging of his radio audience. He ran on a platform of the Ten Commandments, motherly love and patriotism and called for increased old-age pensions, social security, tax cuts and industrialization. He emphasized the fact that he was an outsider and railed against "professional politicians." In one of the great upsets in Texas gubernatorial history he defeated twelve other candidates, including a number of seasoned politicians, without a runoff. He reneged on campaign promises to block sales taxes, end capital punishment and raise pensions. Because of his political inexperience and inability to compromise with opponents he had difficulties getting the state legislature to cooperate with his agenda; he had twelve out of fifty-seven vetoes overridden--a record . He also felt he was unfairly treated by the established press in major cities and decided to publish his own newspaper, The W. Lee O'Daniel News. In spite of his legislative shortcomings he remained popular with common people primarily due to weekly Sunday morning broadcasts he made from the Governor's Mansion; the broadcasts combined homey religious and patriotic themes with poems, music and commentary on social and political issues. He was reelected to a second term in 1940 but resigned in August of 1941 when he won a special election to fill the unexpired term of U.S. Senator Morris Shepherd who died in office. In the senatorial election he edged out young New Deal Congressman Lyndon Johnson, who was endorsed by President Roosevelt.

O'Daniel ran for reelection to the Senate in 1942 against, among others, former governors James V Allred and Daniel J. Moody. He claimed there was a conspiracy against him headed by Allred and Moody, professional politicians, the politically controlled press, and communistic liberal labor leaders allied to defeat him. He narrowly defeated Allred, largely through the strength of elderly and rural voters. He proved to be unpopular with both his constituents at home and his colleagues in the Senate. He had a public approval rating in the single digits and chose not to run for reelection when his term expired in 1948. He returned to Texas, bought a ranch near Forth Worth, invested in real estate and formed an insurance company in Dallas. He ran in Democratic gubernatorial primaries in 1956 and 1958 making anti-communist and racist appeals but finished a distant third in both elections.

O'Daniel married Merle Estella Butcher in 1917 in Hutchinson, Kansas. They had two sons and a daughter. He died on May 12, 1969 in Dallas and was buried in Hillcrest Memorial Park.


Scope and Contents of the Records

Records from the office of Texas governor W. Lee O'Daniel include correspondence, transcripts of radio broadcasts and speeches, minutes of meetings, proclamations, press releases, articles, clippings and other printed materials dating from 1938 to 1941, undated (bulk 1939-1941). These records reflect issues and concerns important to O'Daniel's administration. Prominent themes represented throughout the records include old age pensions, taxes to raise revenues for social security, industrialization of Texas and national security. Of particular interest are transcripts of his weekly religious-themed radio broadcasts and investigation files of alleged anti-American activities. The largest single series is correspondence from the general public. Many people wrote to him seeking jobs and relief from the Depression. In other series there is correspondence with state legislators, educators, state and federal government officials and prominent businessmen. Materials from 1938 predate O'Daniel's tenure as governor and were sent to him as Governor-elect.

The original unprocessed collection contained at least three separate filing systems: Governor O'Daniel's personal files, his secretary's files and an additional set of files from his office. Many of the records did not appear to be in any discernible order.


 

Organization of the Records

These records are organized into 9 series:
Correspondence, 1938-1941, undated (bulk 1939-1941), 28.20 cubic ft.
Anti-American activities files, 1939-1941, 1.41 cubic ft.
Radio broadcast files, 1939-1941, 3.29 cubic ft.
Public relations files, 1938-1941 (bulk 1938-1941), 0.94 cubic ft.
State legislation, 1939-1941, undated, 2.35 cubic ft.
State agencies, 1938-1941 (bulk 1939-1941), 17.39 cubic ft.
Federal agencies, 1938-1941 (bulk 1939-1941), 2.82 cubic ft.
Subject files, 1938-1941, undated (bulk 1939-1941), 15.04 cubic ft.
Printed materials, 1938-1941 (bulk 1939-1941), 2.35 cubic ft.

Restrictions

Restrictions on Access

None.

Restrictions on Use

None.

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:
O'Daniel, W. Lee (Wilbert Lee), 1890-1969.
Corporate Names:
Texas. Office of the Governor.
Subjects:
National security--Texas.
Pensions--Texas.
Social security taxes--Texas.
Governors--Texas.
Taxation--Texas.
Industrialization--Texas.
Radio in religion--Texas.
Radio in politics--Texas.
Anti-Americanism--Texas.
Depressions--1929--Texas.
Places:
Texas--Politics and government--1865-1950.
Document Types:
Correspondence--Texas--Governors--1938-1941, undated.
Transcripts--Texas--Governors--1938-1941, undated.
Speeches--Texas--Governors--1938-1941, undated.
Minutes--Texas--Governors--1938-1941, undated.
Proclamations--Texas--Governors--1938-1941, undated.
Press releases--Texas--Governors--1938-1941, undated.
Clippings--Texas--Governors--1938-1941, undated.
Functions:
Representing state.

Related Material

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

Dallas Historical Society, Dallas, Texas
Citation from Biographical Directory of the United States Congress web site.
Miscellaneous items in various collections.
University Archives, University of North Texas, Denton
University of North Texas Oral History Collection [Transcripts of interviews containing information on O'Daniel include Ghent Sanderford (OH 14), George Moffett (OH 21), William J. Larson [governor's secretary] (OH 46), T. Bullock Hyder (OH 79), and Marvin Montgomery [Light Crust Doughboy] (OH 1152).]
Center for American History, University of Texas at Austin
Citation from Biographical Directory of the United States Congress web site.
Scrapbooks, 1938-1946, 1.5 ft.
Miscellaneous items in various collections.
Manuscripts & Archives, Sterling Memorial Library, Yale University, New Haven, Connecticut
Citation from Biographical Directory of the United States Congress web site.
Charles Parsons Papers, 1880-1965, 23 linear ft.

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

(Identify the item and cite the series), Records, Texas Governor W. Lee O'Daniel. Archives and Information Services Division, Texas State Library and Archives Commission.

Accession Information

Accession numbers: 1963/058, 1972/093, 1985/024, 2001/138

These records were transferred to the Archives and Information Services Division of the Texas State Library and Archives Commission by an unknown source at an unspecified time, the Texas Secretary of State on December 9, 1963, and by the Records Division of the Texas State Library and Archives Commission in 1961 and on February 24, 1972. A new accession number was assigned for control purposes on July 12, 2001.

Processing Information

T. Matthew De Waelsche, July 2001


Detailed Description of the Records

 

Correspondence, 1938-1941, undated (bulk 1939-1941),
28.20 cubic ft.

These records consist of correspondence from the general public with Texas Governor O'Daniel's office from 1938 to 1941, undated (bulk 1939-1941). They include miscellaneous correspondence, acknowledgments and thanks, applications and endorsements for unspecified state jobs, letters of commendation, congratulations, invitations, correspondence relating to old age pensions, personal correspondence, requests, suggestions, and crank letters. Folder listings for correspondence files labeled "Acknowledgments" and "Thanks," as well as unanswered correspondence files labeled "No Answer" and "Anonymous," were retained from the original filing system.
Arrangement
Correspondence is arranged by type in chronological order with noted exceptions arranged in alphabetical order.
Preferred Citation
(Identify the item), Correspondence, Records of W. Lee O'Daniel, Texas Office of the Governor. Archives and Information Services Division, Texas State Library and Archives Commission.
Box
2001/138-1 General correspondence:
1938
January-February 1939
March 1939
April-June 1939
July 1939
August-December 1939
No answer, 1939
Box
2001/138-2 January-February 1940
March 1940
[2 folders]
April 1940
[2 folders]
May 1940
[2 folders]
June 1940
[2 folders]
Box
2001/138-3 July 1940
[2 folders]
August 1940
[2 folders]
September 1940
October 1940
November 1940
December 1940
Box
2001/138-4 No answer, 1940
[2 folders]
Anonymous, 1940
[3 folders]
Box
2001/138-5 January 1941
February 1941
March 1941
April 1941
May 1941
June 1941
July 1941
[2 folders]
August 1941
Letters received after O'Daniel's departure for the Senate, August 1941
undated
Box
2001/138-6 No answer, 1941:
January
[2 folders]
February
March
[2 folders]
April
[2 folders]
Box
2001/138-7 May
[2 folders]
June
[2 folders]
July
[3 folders]
Box
2001/138-8 Anonymous, 1941:
January-February
March
April
May
June
July
Box
2001/138-9 Acknowledgments and thanks:
February-April 1939
May 1939
[2 folders]
June 1939
[2 folders]
July 1939
August 1939
[3 folders]
Box
2001/138-10 September-October 1939
Thanks for gifts, 1939
January-February 1940
March-April 1940
July 1941
[1-3 of 7 folders]
Box
2001/138-11 July 1941
[4-7 of 7 folders]
August 1941
Box
2001/138-12 Applications and endorsements for state jobs:
January 1939
[2 folders]
February 1939
March-May 1939
June-August 1939
September-December 1939
Box
2001/138-13 January-June 1940
July-September 1940
October-December 1940
1941
Box
2001/138-14 Letters of commendation sent to Governor O'Daniel:
January 1939
February 1939
March 1939
[6 folders]
Box
2001/138-15 April 1939
May 1939
[7 folders]
Box
2001/138-16 June 1939
[1-6 of 11 folders]
Box
2001/138-17 June 1939
[7-11 of 11 folders]
Box
2001/138-18 July 1939
[7 folders]
Box
2001/138-19 August 1939
[6 folders]
Box
2001/138-20 September-October 1939
November 1939
[2 folders]
December 1939
January-March 1940
Resolutions endorsing Governor O'Daniel's administration, August 1940
1941
Endorsements and letters of support, 1941
Box
2001/138-21 Congratulations:
On reelection as governor, 1940
On election to Senate, 1941:
June 1941
July 1941
[1-5 of 15 folders]
Box
2001/138-22 July 1941
[6-10 of 15 folders]
Box
2001/138-23 July 1941
[11-15 of 15 folders]
August 1941
Box
2001/138-24 Invitations:
Miscellaneous:
January 1939
February 1939
[2 folders]
March 1939:
Miscellaneous
[2 folders]
St. Patrick's Day Celebration, Shamrock
Spinach Festival, Crystal City
April 1939
May 1939
June 1939
July 1939
August 1939
September 1939
October-December 1939
Box
2001/138-25 March-June 1940
July-December 1940
January-March 1941
April-June 1941
July-August 1941
Invitations to high school graduations and letters of congratulations from governor, May 1940:
(in response to radio broadcasts of May 1940, arranged chronologically by date of governor's letters, then alphabetically by last name of graduates)
Miscellaneous, May 1940
May 15, 1940
May 16, 1940:
A-E
Box
2001/138-26 F-L
M-R
S-Y
Box
2001/138-27 May 17, 1940:
A-D
E-L
M-R
S-Z
Box
2001/138-28 May 18, 1940
May 20, 1940:
A-L
M-Z
May 21, 1940:
A-L
M-Y
Box
2001/138-29 May 22, 1940
May 23, 1940:
A-J
L-W
May 24-25, 1940
May 27-28, 1940
Box
2001/138-30 Old age pensions:
December 1938
January-March 1939
April 1939
May 1939
June 1939
July 1939
August 1939
[3 folders]
Box
2001/138-31 September 1939
[4 folders]
October 1939
[2 folders]
November 1939
December 1939
Box
2001/138-32 January 1940
March 1940
[2 folders]
April 1940
[2 folders]
May-July 1940
August-December 1940
January-May 1941
July 1941
[2 folders]
August 1941
Box
2001/138-33 Personal correspondence:
January-February 1939
March 1939
[2 folders]
April 1939
[2 folders]
May 1939
June-August 1939
Box
2001/138-34 Personal greetings to governor, 1939
Birth announcements - "new arrivals," 1939
Easter cards and greetings, 1939
Birthday cards, 1940
Sympathy letters from governor, 1939-1941
Box
2001/138-35 Requests:
Miscellaneous:
January-March 1939
April 1939
[2 folders]
June-August 1939
September 1939
October-December 1939
Box
2001/138-36 January 1940
February 1940
March 1940
April 1940
May-June 1940
July 1940
August 1940
September-October 1940
November-December 1940
January-April 1941
May-July 1941
August 1941
Box
2001/138-37 Requests for aid:
January-March 1939
April 1939
May-July 1939
Requests for appointments (meetings) with the governor:
January-June 1939
July-December 1939
January-March 1940
April 1940
May-June 1940
Box
2001/138-38 July-September 1940
October-December 1940
January-May 1941
June-August 1941
Requests for assistance, 1938-1941
Requests for autographs:
1939
1940
1941
Box
2001/138-39 Requests for biographical information, 1939, 1941
Requests for birth certificates:
1940
January-February 1941
March-April 1941
May-June 1941
July-August 1941
Requests for debate materials:
1939
1940
1941
Requests for endorsements:
1939
1940
1941
Requests for appointments to military academies, 1939, 1941
Box
2001/138-40 Requests for financial assistance:
January-June 1939
July-November 1939
1940
Requests for general information:
January-June 1939
July-December 1939
1940
1941
Requests for legal advice:
February-April 1939
May 1939
Box
2001/138-41 June 1939
July-September 1939
1940
January-May 1941
June 1941
July 1941
August 1941
Requests for loans and donations:
January 1939
February 1939
March 1939
[1 of 2 folders]
Box
2001/138-42 March 1939
[2 of 2 folders]
April 1939
[2 folders]
May 1939
June 1939
July 1939
August 1939
September-October 1939
Box
2001/138-43 November-December 1939
1940
1941
Our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic Church, San Antonio, request for assistance, 1938-1940
Requests for pictures:
1939
1940
1941
Requests for relief assistance:
1939
1941
Requests for copies of the state constitution, 1939
Requests for copies of the state seal, 1939-1941
Requests for statements from the governor:
1939
1940-1941
Box
2001/138-44 Requests for work relief:
January 1939
February 1939
March 1939
August 1939
September 1939
October 1939
November 1939
December 1939
1940
1941
Requests referred to other agencies:
Miscellaneous, 1940-1941
Referrals to local officials, 1940
Referrals to federal agencies, 1941
Referrals to U.S. Army and Navy, 1941
Box
2001/138-45 Clemency requests:
Filed alphabetically by the name of the subject of the requests.
1939:
A-G
H-N
O-Y
Mrs. A. G. Black (woman on death row)
1940:
A
Ba-Bi
Bl-Bo
Br
Bu-By
Box
2001/138-46 Ca
Ch-Cl
Co
Fidge Covey, 1939-1940
Cr-Cu
Da-De
Di-Dy
E
J. D. Echols
F
Ga-Gi
Go-Gu
Box
2001/138-47 Ha
Joe Hackney
He-Hi
Jake Henson
Jose Hernandez
E. K. Hickman
Madero Hilburn
Ho
Hu-Hy
M. Hunter
J
K
L
Herman LeFors
Marvin Lewis
Roosevelt Lilliard
James W. Loughery
Box
2001/138-48 Ma
Mc
Me-Mi
Mo-Mu
N-O
P-Q
Ra-Rh
Ri-Ry
Joe Rivis
A. E. Rosenthal
Box
2001/138-49 Sa-Sh
Alex Salome
Si-Su
William Roland Sims
Roy Southerland
T-V
Wa-We
Wh
Wi
Wo-Wy
Y-Z
Miscellaneous
Box
2001/138-50 1941:
A
Ba-Bl
Bo-By
C
D
E
F
G
H
I
J
Box
2001/138-51 K
L
Benton Layman, 1940-1941
Ma-Mc
Me-My
N-O
R. B. Norwood, protests
P
Ra-Ri
Louie Reis
Ro-Ry
Box
2001/138-52 Sa-So
Sp-Sw
T
U-V
Wa-Wh
G. E. Wagner
Wi-Wy
Y
Miscellaneous
Clemencies Granted During the First Administration of Governor W. Lee O'Daniel, January 8, 1941
[report]
Box
2001/138-53 Suggestions:
General suggestions, 1938:
July-September
October
November
December
Suggestions to improve the state, 1938
Suggestions for legal reform, 1938
Box
2001/138-54 Suggestions regarding pensions:
Old age pension administration, August-December 1938
Pension financing, September-December 1938
Pension plans, 1938:
Other than Townsend plan
[2 folders]
Townsend pension plan
Box
2001/138-55 Suggestions regarding taxes, 1938:
Miscellaneous
[2 folders]
Freight rates
Gambling taxes
Gross income taxes
License tag taxes
Natural resource taxes
Poll taxes
Sales taxes
Tax collection
Transaction tax
Box
2001/138-56 Miscellaneous suggestions:
January 1939
[4 folders]
February 1939
March 1939
[2 folders]
April 1939
[1 of 2 folders]
Box
2001/138-57 April 1939
[2 of 2 folders]
May 1939
[6 folders]
Box
2001/138-58 June 1939
July-August 1939
September-December 1939
1940
Suggestions for O'Daniel in Senate, 1941
Box
2001/138-59 Crank letters:
January 1939
February-March 1939
April-May 1939
June 1939
July-September 1939
Box
2001/138-60 January-August 1940
September-December 1940
January-February 1941
March-May 1941
June-July 1941
Undated



 

Anti-American activities files, 1939-1941,
1.41 cubic ft.

These records contain correspondence, articles and clippings, and printed material regarding alleged un-American activities in Texas from 1939 to 1941. They include correspondence with the public concerning un-American activities in general; correspondence with and about Jehovah's Witnesses, who were subjected to harassment and threats of mob violence because of their refusal to salute the American flag and their distribution of religious tracts; articles and clippings; and investigation files following up on allegations of subversion submitted by the general public to the Texas governor's office. O'Daniel was vitally interested in national security. In a speech in Mineral Wells, Texas, on May 20, 1940 the governor issued a call for people to be vigilant and watch for subversive activities, promising to forward any evidence submitted to him to the Federal Bureau of Investigation and other appropriate federal authorities to investigate. He further stressed the theme on many of his subsequent radio broadcasts. Governor O'Daniel forwarded the information in the investigation folios to the State Adjutant General. There are also marginal notes on some of the records indicating that the information was passed on to the Federal Bureau of Investigation but no direct correspondence relating to the final disposition of the cases is in these records.
Arrangement
The records are arranged by type of material and then in chronological order.
Preferred Citation
(Identify the item), Anti-American activities files, Records, Texas Governor W. Lee O'Daniel. Archives and Information Services Division, Texas State Library and Archives Commission.
Box
2001/138-61 House Committee on Un-American Activities, 1939
[printed materials]
General correspondence, 1940-1941:
May 1940
June 1940
[3 folders]
July-August 1940
September-November 1940
1941
Box
2001/138-62 Offers of assistance, 1939-1940:
1939
June 1940
[3 folders]
July-September 1940
Watchtower Tract and Bible Society (Jehovah's Witnesses):
May-August 1940
September-December 1940
1941
Articles and printed materials, 1940
Box
2001/138-63 Un-American activity investigation reports, 1940
One hundred sixty-two numbered reports of alleged subversive activities, called investigation folios, were submitted by the public to the governor's office. They have been arranged in numerical order and filed in groups of ten.
List of informants, investigation folios 1-162, 1940
Letters of transmittal for investigation folios to the Adjutant General, 1940
Un-American activities investigation folios, 1940:
1-10
11-20
21-30
31-40
41-50
51-60
61-70
71-80
81-90
91-100
101-110
111-120
121-130
131-140
141-150
151-162



 

Radio broadcast files, 1939-1941,
3.29 cubic ft.

These records are comprised of 135 transcripts of radio broadcasts made by Governor O'Daniel from 1939 to 1941, correspondence related to the broadcasts, including requests for dedications and copies of songs and poems used on the programs, poems and songs people sent in to the governor for use on his programs, and copies of poems and songs used on the broadcasts, including several composed by Governor O'Daniel. Most of the radio broadcasts were regular weekly Sunday morning half hour programs originating from the Texas Governor's Mansion. Some were broadcasts of special events. Themes of the regular weekly broadcasts were usually religion based and family oriented; he often discussed legislative and social issues, such as old age pensions, social security and national defense, stressing Christian moral values as a defense against the evils of the times. O'Daniel's radio broadcasts reached a broad audience and were extremely popular.
Arrangement
The transcripts are arranged in order by broadcast date. Correspondence and requests are arranged in chronological order and are followed by poems and songs.
Preferred Citation
(Identify the item), Radio broadcast files, Records, Texas Governor W. Lee O'Daniel. Archives and Information Services Division, Texas State Library and Archives Commission.
Box
2001/138-64 Radio broadcast transcripts:
Partial listing of broadcast topics, 1939-1941
Capital punishment, taxes, February 12, 1939
George Washington, Senator Weinart's death, February 19, 1939
Texas independence, March 5, 1939
Prison program (special broadcast), March 15, 1939
March 19, 1939
Old age pension and social security, sales tax, April 2, 1939
Christianity and religious revivalism, April 23, 1939
Mother's Day, May 14, 1939
Church attendance, religion, May 21, 1939
Professional politicians, S.J.R. [Senate Joint Resolution] #12, taxes, May 28, 1939
Memorial Day (special broadcast), May 30, 1939
S.J.R. #112, Pension Liberalization bill, Sons of the Alamo, June 4, 1939
Social security, S.J.R. #12, unfair criticism of Governor O'Daniel, June 11, 1939
S.J.R. #12, old age assistance, honor roll, June 25, 1939
Mike (governor's son), social security, July 2, 1939
People getting involved in their government, work for local government, July 9, 1939
Texas National Guard, old age pension, taxes, July 16, 1939
Law enforcement, July 30, 1939
August 6, 1939
Taxes, religion, August 13, 1939
Military, August 20, 1939
A plea for peace, August 27, 1939
Local government, September 3, 1939
War and peace, September 10, 1939
Gold Star Mothers, transaction tax, S.J.R. #12, September 24, 1939
Old age pensions, religion and rules, professional politicians, October 1, 1939
State legislators and social security, October 8, 1939
Educational program, public school system, October 15, 1939
Social security, industrialization, October 22, 1939
School safety program (special broadcast), October 30, 1939
Armistice program, November 12, 1939
November 19, 1939
Thanksgiving program, November 26, 1939
Industrialization of Texas, December 3, 1939
Public school land, industrialization, December 10, 1939
Public school land, cotton Christmas gifts, December 17, 1939
Christmas program, December 24, 1939
New Year's program, December 31, 1939
Box
2001/138-65 Rio Grande Valley, January 7, 1940
Musical poems read, January 14, 1940
WPA and public welfare, Rio Grande Valley industrialization, January 21, 1940
Southwestern Division of National Glass Jobbers Association, meeting in San Antonio (special broadcast), January 25, 1940
Religion and morality in politics, J. Edgar Hoover article, quote from George Washington, January 28, 1940
Industrialization in the south, February 4, 1940
Dedication of First Baptist Church, Luling (special broadcast), February 4, 1940
Miscellaneous letters from other states, traffic safety, February 11, 1940
Newspapers, Washington, Lincoln et al., February 18, 1940
Cattle industry, February 25, 1940
Texas Declaration of Independence, March 3, 1940
Dairy industry, March 10, 1940
Poultry industry, train accident, March 17, 1940
Easter program, March 24, 1940
Rose industry, March 31, 1940
Death of J. W. Rickman, April 7, 1940
Spring, tribute to Chief Justice Cureton, April 14, 1940
Dedication to San Jacinto Day, April 21, 1940
April 28, 1940
Protect our homes by faith and prayer, May 5, 1940
Mother's Day, May 12, 1940
High school graduates, May 19, 1940
Americanism and present chaotic conditions in the world, May 26, 1940
Americanism, June 2, 1940
Americanism, special dedication to the flag, June 9, 1940
Father's Day, June 16, 1940
National defense, horse and buggy days, June 23, 1940
Patriotism and celebrating the 4th, June 30, 1940
Dedication to flood victims, July 7, 1940
Turn to God in times of plight, July 14, 1940
Religious program, July 21, 1940
Thanks people for confidence in reelecting him, July 28, 1940
Fundamentals of life, August 4, 1940
Fundamentals of democracy, August 11, 1940
Preserving our democracy, August 18, 1940
The happiness and sorrows of life, August 25, 1940
Labor Day, industrializing Texas, September 1, 1940
Dedicated to schoolchildren of Texas, September 8, 1940
Industrialization of Texas, national defense September 15, 1940
Things which cause us to acknowledge God, September 22, 1940
Tendency towards a more Christian civilization, September 29, 1940
Old hymns and promises of God, October 6, 1940
Preparation for peace and not war, October 13, 1940
Visit to members of legislature, October 20, 1940
Navy Day, October 27, 1940
Will Rogers, November 3, 1940
Armistice Day and the American Red Cross, November 10, 1940
Preserving our health and preventing diseases, November 17, 1940
Thanksgiving season, conscription camps, November 24, 1940
American Red Cross, representatives to Mexico, December 1, 1940
Christmas seal drive, December 8, 1940
Cotton Christmas, Texas products for Christmas gifts, December 15, 1940
Christmas week, December 22, 1940
New Year's, December 29, 1940
Box
2001/138-66 Orphan program, Waco State Home, January 5, 1941
Inauguration ceremonies, President's messages, January 12, 1941
Inauguration, legislature convening, January 19, 1941
Inauguration day, value of anticipation, help for the aged, January 26, 1941
Legislature, religion and democracy, February 2, 1941
Homes, democracy, load-limit bill, February 9, 1941
Texas Declaration of Independence, George Washington, February 16, 1941
Trip to Laredo, help the farmers, Febraury 23, 1941
Visit to Eldorado, Texas independence, March 2, 1941
Trip to Washington-on-the-Brazos, social security obligations, March 9, 1941
Farmlands in Texas, (Monday night broadcast), March 10, 1941
Appropriation bill, message to legislature, strike legislation, March 16, 1941
Texas - Land of Opportunity (Monday night broadcast), March 17, 1941
Rubinoff's visit, March 23, 1941
Industrializing Texas, soldiers, (Monday night broadcast), March 24, 1941
Dedication of wool plant, Marble Falls, March 30, 1941
Anti-strike anti-violence bill, (Monday night broadcast), March 31, 1941
Reasons some House members gave for voting against H.B. 322, April 6, 1941
Report on anti-strike anti-violence bill, (Monday night broadcast), April 7, 1941
Helen Keller's visit, Senator Sheppard's death, Easter, April 13, 1941
Soldier's letters, (Monday night broadcast), April 14, 1941
San Jacinto Day, April 20, 1941
Soldier's letters, Texas under six flags, (Monday night broadcast), April 21, 1941
Appointment of Gen. Andrew Jackson Houston to Senate, April 27, 1940
Soldier's letters, national defense, Texas Employment Service, (Monday night broadcast), April 28, 1941
Social security program, tax bill, May 4, 1941
Visitors in Texas (Monday night broadcast), May 5, 1941
Mother's Day, May 11, 1941
Soldier's letters, the job of rebuilding the world, (Monday night broadcast), May 12, 1941
I am an American Day, May 18, 1941
Visitors to Texas, soldier's letters, (Monday night broadcast), May 19, 1941
These troubled times, May 25, 1941
Spiritual defense, message to graduates, June 1, 1941
Flag week, June brides, June 8, 1941
Father's Day, June 15, 1941
Old-fashioned religion, rumors about famine, June 22, 1941
Religion, June 29, 1941
Report on trip, hillbilly music, July 6, 1941
Greetings and best wishes to friends, campaign experiences, July 13, 1941
Votes counted, aluminum drive, July 20, 1941
Visit to training camps, July 27, 1941
Good-bye, Accomplishments while in office, August 3, 1941
Box
2001/138-67 Correspondence re: radio broadcasts:
January-May 1939
June 1939
[3 folders]
July 1939
[3 folders]
August 1939
[3 folders]
Box
2001/138-68 Letters of commendation re: broadcasts:
May 28, 1939 broadcast
June 11, 1939 broadcast
July 30, 1939 broadcast
August 13, 1939 broadcast
October 15, 1939 broadcast
Commendations from attorneys, judges and sheriffs, August-September 1939
Commendations from businessmen and professionals, August 1939
Commendations from churches and pastors, July-August 1939
Complaints re: Dallas radio station WBAP's failure to carry governor's program of October 22, 1939
General correspondence:
January 1940
Rio Grande Valley broadcast of January 7, 1940
February-December 1940
1941
Correspondence with radio stations re: broadcast transcriptions, 1940
Soldier's letters re: radio programs, 1941
Box
2001/138-69 Petitions to reinstate Governor's broadcasts in Houston, undated
Requests:
Requests for copies of broadcasts, 1939-1941
Requests for dedications:
June 1939
July 1939
1940
1941
Requests for lists of radio stations carrying broadcasts, 1940-1941
Poems and songs:
Requests for poems and songs from broadcasts:
1939
1940
[2 folders]
1941
Box
2001/138-70 Poems and songs sent to the governor for suggested use on broadcasts:
January-May 1939
June 1939
July 1939
August-September 1939
1940
1941
Sheet music, 1939-1941
Poems and songs used on broadcasts, 1939-1941:
Composed by Governor O'Daniel
Miscellaneous



 

Public relations files, 1938-1941 (bulk 1939-1941),
0.94 cubic ft.

The records include correspondence, personal greetings from the governor to individuals and organizations, press releases, speeches and addresses, messages to the legislature and ceremonial proclamations from 1939 to 1941. These are the public relations files of the Texas governor's office during W. Lee O'Daniel's term in office. Personal greetings from the governor are written in honor of birthdays, anniversaries, and graduations or welcome people to the state. Press releases inform news agencies and the public of the governor's activities, including signing and vetoing bills; appointing individuals to and accepting their resignations from state agencies, boards, and commissions; staying executions; offering rewards; and proclaiming a day, week, or month for special purposes. Some correspondence from individuals or groups requests recognition of special events by the governor. Also included are messages of other states' governors to their legislatures (1938-1939) and proclamations from other states (1939).
Arrangement
These records are arranged by type of material then in chronological order.
Preferred Citation
(Identify the item), Public relations files, Records, Texas Governor W. Lee O'Daniel. Archives and Information Services Division, Texas State Library and Archives Commission.
Box
2001/138-71 Personal greetings from the governor, 1939-1941:
To individuals
To organizations
Press releases:
1939
1940
1941
Speeches and addresses given by Governor O'Daniel:
Talk to members of Governor's Committee of School People, November 29, 1939
Miscellaneous, 1939-1940
Requests for copies of speeches, 1939
Address appointing General Andrew Jackson Houston to be United States Senator from Texas, April 21, 1941
Destroyer keel laying ceremony at Orange, Texas, shipbuilding plant, May 14, 1941
Messages to the Legislature:
Appointments, January-June 1939
Requests for governor's message to legislature, January 1941
[3 folders]
Other states governor's messages to their state legislatures, 1938-1939
Box
2001/138-72 Ceremonial proclamations:
Correspondence, 1939
Press releases, 1939
Copies of proclamations, 1939
Proclamations from other states, 1939
Correspondence, 1940:
General correspondence
[2 folders]
Washington's birthday and Arbor Day, February 22, 1940
Hospital Day, March 14, 1940
Bluebonnet Month in Texas, April 1940
National Music Week in Texas, May 5-11, 1940
Peace and Goodwill Week, World Goodwill Day, May 12-18, 1940
Cotton Week in Texas, May 17-25, 1940
Texas Dairy Month, June 1940
Flag Week, June 8-14, 1940
Father's Day, June 16, 1940
Black-eyed Pea Day, July 12, 1940
National Aviation Day, August 19, 1940
Alien Registration, August 27-December 26, 1940
Texas Children's Week, September 1-7, 1940
Navy Day, October 27, 1940
National Honey Week, October 28-November 2, 1940
Education Week in Texas, November 10-16, 1940
Thanksgiving Day, November 21, 1940
Cotton Christmas Gift Month, December 1940
Press releases, 1940
Copies of proclamations, 1940
Correspondence, 1941



 

State legislation, 1939-1941, undated,
2.35 cubic ft.

These records consist of correspondence, reports, printed materials, memos to the press and veto proclamations dealing with state legislation from the 46th (1939-1940) and part of the 47th (1941) regular sessions of the Texas State Legislature with some undated material. They include correspondence about bills as well as copies of some bills. Correspondence with legislators concerns signing of legislative bills; correspondence from the general public deals with proposed legislation in general and specific topics such as calls for special sessions, constitutional amendments, old age pensions, taxes and social security. Also included is legislation from other states.
Arrangement
These records are arranged in chronological order.
Preferred Citation
(Identify the item), State legislation, Records, Texas Governor W. Lee O'Daniel. Archives and Information Services Division, Texas State Library and Archives Commission.
Box
2001/138-73 General correspondence, 1939:
January-March 1939
April-May 1939
June 1939
[2 folders]
July 1939
[2 folders]
Miscellaneous proposed bills, 1939
Land Commissioner's proposals to the 46th Legislature, January 31, 1939
Calls for special session, 1939
Constitutional amendments, 1939
Correspondence with legislators re: bills signed, 1939:
March-April
May-July
Letters to legislators from constituents, April-May 1939
Box
2001/138-74 House Journal, January 18 and 24, February 1, 1939
Senate Journal, January 10, March 7, May 12 and June 7, 1939
House bill receipts, 1939
House and senate roll calls, 1939
Requests for copies of legislative bills, 1939
Legislative proclamations, 1939
Horse racing and liquor legislation, 1939
Pension legislation, 1939:
January
February
March
[2 folders]
April-August
Tax legislation, 1939
Numbered House and Senate bills, 1939:
House Bill 9 - Public School Land bill
House Bill 17 - Real Estate License law
House Bill 20 - Soil Conservation Act
House Bill 28
House Bill 71 - Election bill
House Bill 74 - State Bar Act
House Bill 144 - Creation of State Department of Hospitalization and Medical Care
House Bill 148 - Chiropractic bill, protests
Box
2001/138-75 House Bill 231 - Fair Trade Act, 1939:
General correspondence, February-March
Support for bill:
June
July
Opposition to bill, May-June
House Bill 330 - Cosmetology bill
House Bill 410 - Optometry bill
House Bill 415 - Water Pollution bill
House Bill 421 - Regulation of Subsurface Waters
House Bill 578 - Consolidation of Agricultural Bureaus
House Bill 828 - Authorization for Lower Neches Valley Authority Dam
House Bill 908 - roll call vote
House Bill 912 - Texas Liquor Control Act
House Joint Resolution 27 - Sales Tax
Senate Bill 9
Senate Bill 75 - Travel bureau regulation, (petitions urging veto)
Senate Bill 200 - Bedding law
Senate Bill 427 - Appropriations bill
Senate Joint Resolution 12 - Transaction tax to finance old age pensions
Box
2001/138-76 Miscellaneous proposed legislation, 1940
Constitutional amendments, 1940
Calls for special session, 1940
Truck load limit legislation, 1939-1940
Numbered House and Senate Bills, 1940:
House Bill 238 - Civil Administrative Code
Senate Bill 163 - Junior College bill
Senate Joint Resolution 12 - Transaction tax
General correspondence, 1941:
January-March
April-June
July-August
Box
2001/138-77 Requests for legislation, 1941
Proposed legislation, 1941
Appropriation bills, 1941
Labor bill, 1941
Taxes, 1941
Teachers Retirement Fund, 1941
Numbered House and Senate Bills, 1941:
House Bill 6 - Anti-Loan Shark bill
House Bill 166 - Optometry bill
House Bill 505 - Fire Insurance bill
Senate Bill 4 - Tuition waiver for foreign students at the University of Texas
Senate Bill 423 - Appropriation to employ nurseryman for Texas Prison System
Senate Bill 497
Senate Joint Resolution 12 - Transaction tax
Miscellaneous Senate bills, 1941
Texas Legislative Service House and Senate Daily Reports, January 22, 1941
Messages to the Legislature, 1941:
General legislation
Vetoes
Memos to the press, 1941
Lists of committees and chairmen, undated
House bills passed, ledger sheets, undated
Legislation from other states, 1939-1941



 

State agencies, 1938-1941 (bulk 1939-1941),
17.39 cubic ft.

These records are comprised of correspondence, reports, newsletters and miscellaneous printed materials from various state agencies, departments, boards and commissions sent to the Texas Governor's Office from 1938 to 1941 (bulk 1939-1941). Correspondence includes applications and endorsements for state jobs, appointments to positions, and referrals from the Governor's office to specific state agencies. Records from the Board of Pardons and Paroles include proclamations signed by the governor granting pardons to inmates.
Arrangement
Records are arranged in alphabetical order by agency. Within each agency correspondence is arranged by type or subject and then chronologically except for a few noted exceptions where it is arranged alphabetically.
Preferred Citation
(Identify the item), State agencies, Records, Texas Governor W. Lee O'Daniel. Archives and Information Services Division, Texas State Library and Archives Commission.
Box
2001/138-78 Governor's appointments to state agencies:
Lists, 1939
Memos, 1939-1941
Budget appropriations for state agencies, 1940-1941
Statement of rentals of State Departments, Boards and Commissions located in Austin, 1939
Board of Public Accountancy
Applications and endorsements, 1941
Appointments, 1939, 1941
Adjutant General
Appointment of Col. J. Watt Page, 1939
General correspondence, 1939-1941
Referrals:
April-September 1940
October-December 1940
1941
Box
2001/138-79 Department of Agriculture
General correspondence, 1939-1941
Jack and Stallion Division, general correspondence, 1939
Pink Bollworm Division, 1939-1940:
General correspondence
Appointments to Pink Bollworm Commission
Applications for funds, 1939
Reports, 1939-1940:
Annual report, 1939
Fiscal report, 1939
Functional report, 1939
Texas in the Field of Agriculture:
1939
1940
Miscellaneous reports, 1939
Referrals, 1939-1941
Board of Architectural Examiners
General correspondence, 1941
Appointments, 1939
Reports, 1939
Referrals, 1939, 1941
Box
2001/138-80 Attorney General
General correspondence:
January-June 1939
July-November 1939
1940-1941
Monthly Report, January-February 1939
Opinions, 1939-1941
Referrals, 1939-1941
State Auditor
General correspondence, 1939-1941
Applications and endorsements, 1939
Appointments, 1939-1940
Reports, 1939:
Public education
Texas Centennial
Banking Commission
General correspondence, 1939
Applications and endorsements, 1939-1940:
Miscellaneous
Fred C. Branch
Augustine DeZavala
Appointments, 1939-1940
Reports, 1941
Referrals, 1939-1941
Box
2001/138-81 Board of Barber Examiners
General correspondence, 1938-1941
Applications and endorsements, 1938-1941:
Miscellaneous:
1938
January-June 1939
July-October 1939
1940-1941
Phil G. Becker, 1938
J. H. Brewer, 1938
J. M. Burton, 1938-1939
John C. Delashaw, 1939
Herman Fear, 1939
J. S. Freeman, 1938-1939
John H. Harwell, 1938
T. A. Lewis, 1939
Luther H. Minshew, 1938-1939
A. F. White, 1938
Referrals, 1939-1941
Box
2001/138-82 State Commission for the Blind
General correspondence, 1939-1941
Applications and endorsements, 1939-1940:
Miscellaneous, 1939-1940
James A. Boddeker, 1939
James G. Gott, 1939
Appointments, 1941
Referrals:
1939
1940-1941
Board of Chiropody Examiners
Appointments, 1939
Audit report, 1941
Chiropody's Centennial Souvenir and Who's Who, 1940
[booklet]
Referral, 1940
Comptroller's Office
General correspondence, 1939
Financial statements, January, March 1939
Referrals, 1939-1941
Confederate Pension Division, referrals, 1939-1941
Board of Control
General correspondence:
1939
1940-1941
Box
2001/138-83 Applications and endorsements:
January-August 1939
September 1939
October-December 1939
1940-1941
Confederate Home, applications and endorsements, 1939-1941
Old age assistance commission, applications and endorsements, 1939
Appointments, 1939-1940
Employees, correspondence, list, 1939
Articles on the death of Chairman Claude D. Teer, August 29, 1939
Investigation of Dr. W. J. Johnson, Superintendent, San Antonio State Hospital, 1941
Referrals:
1939
January-April 1940
May-August 1940
September-December 1940
Box
2001/138-84 January 1941
February-March 1941
April-May 1941
June-August 1941
Child Welfare Division, correspondence, 1939-1940
Eleemosynary Institutions, general correspondence:
February-March 1939
April-May 1939
June-August 1939
September-November
1940-1941
Texas Relief Commission, general correspondence, 1939
Box
2001/138-85 Board of Cosmetologists and Hairdressers
General correspondence, 1938-1941
Applications and endorsements, 1938-1941:
Miscellaneous:
1938
January-June 1939
July-November 1939
1940-1941
Mrs. Lena Bailey, 1938-1939
Mrs. Marguerite Davis, 1938-1939
Clara Dreyling, 1939
Mrs. W. B. Ferguson, 1939
Mozelle Hanna, 1939
Mrs. E. L. Hauck, 1939
Box
2001/138-86 Mrs. G. W. Hopson, 1939
Mrs. Vedra House, 1938-1939
Mrs. P. A. Houston, 1938-1939
Mrs. Dorothy Jones, 1939
W. M. Peery, 1939
Berta Shaw, 1939
Mrs. Vera Sheppard, 1938-1939
Eloise Westbrook, 1939
Blanche Young, 1938-1939
Appointments, 1939-1940
Resignation- Mrs. Faye Stewart, 1940
All Texas Beauty Exposition, souvenir brochure, 1941
Referrals, 1939-1941
Board of Dental Examiners
General correspondence, 1939
Applications and endorsements:
Miscellaneous, 1939-1941
Dr. H. H. Bidwell, 1938-1939
Dr. C. J. Hicks, 1939
Dr. C. B. Lynn, 1939
Dr. Leslie D. Maurer, 1939
Dr. P. J. Murphy, 1939
Dr. C. M. Thacker, 1939, 1941
Dr. M. F. Webster, 1939
Box
2001/138-87 Education Department
General correspondence, 1938-1941
Vocational Rehabilitation and Crippled Children's Division, general correspondence, 1939
Applications and endorsements:
Miscellaneous, 1939-1941
Board endorsements, 1940-1941:
Dr. Austin M. Long
Mrs. W. R. Morgan
J. G. Strong
Board appointments, 1941
With Texas Public Schools, newsletters, 1939-1941
Biennial report, 1940
Referrals:
Miscellaneous, 1939-1941
State Superintendent of Public Instruction, 1939-1941
Vocational Rehabilitation and Crippled Children's Division:
1939
1940
1941
Box
2001/138-88 Board of Embalming Examiners
Applications and endorsements, 1939-1940
Appointments, 1941
Fireman's Pension Commissioner
Applications, endorsements and appointments, 1939, 1941
Game, Fish and Oyster Commission
General correspondence, 1939-1941
Applications and endorsements, 1938-1941:
Miscellaneous:
1938-1939
1940
1941
Rev. W. G. Baucom, 1938-1940
Judge Henry W. Flagg, 1939
W. C. Gilbert, 1939
W. M. Griffith, 1941
W. H. Hill, 1940
W. H. Long, 1939
D. K. Martin, 1939
J. E. McWhorter, 1939-1940
Ned Morris, 1939
Mrs. Hal C. Peck, 1939
O. B. Perot, 1941
L. D. Sandefur, 1939
Jean Shotwell, 1939
W. P. Smith, 1939
George B. Terrell, 1938-1939
Duncan Watts, 1939-1940
M. L. Yount, 1939
Appointments, 1939-1941
Miscellaneous reports, 1941
Restoration of hunting rights, 1940
Referrals, 1939-1941
Box
2001/138-89 Board of Health
General correspondence, 1939-1941
Applications and endorsements, 1939
Appointments, 1941
Deficiency application, 1939
Department of Health
General correspondence, 1939
Applications and endorsements, 1939-1940
Reports, 1939
Referrals, 1939-1941:
1939
1940-1941
Box
2001/138-90 Highway Commission
Applications and endorsements for position of Highway Commissioner, 1939-1941:
These applications and endorsements are filed in two chronological groupings and then alphabetically.
Miscellaneous, 1939:
A-D
E-L
M-T
V-W
Charles F. Ashcroft, 1939
S. M. Adams, 1939
George P. Barron, 1939
[3 folders]
Thomas R. Bond, 1939
Judge J. M. Brownlee, 1939
Oscar Burton, 1939
Carr P. Collins, 1939
V. A. Collins, 1939
Box
2001/138-91 Brady P. Gentry, 1939
E. B. Germany, 1939
Leo Hart, 1939
R. L. Hatchett, 1939
S. L. Henderson, 1939
E. B. House, 1939
J. C. Hunter, 1939
J. C. Ingram, 1939
Roy H. Laird 1939
Karl Lovelady, 1939
A. G. (Pat) Mayse, 1939
[2 folders]
H. O. Mills, 1939
Russell Nelson, 1939
Box
2001/138-92 Ross Perot, 1939
Herman V. Puckett, 1939
Raymond Robbins, 1939
Clarence Samford, 1939
L. L. Steele, 1939
B. B. Stevens, 1939
O. M. Stone, 1939
Jake Tirey, 1939
M. M. Weaver, 1939
Hugh S. White, 1939
Paul E. White, 1939
H. E. (Red) Williams, 1939
R. S. Womack, 1939
John Wood, 1939
Walter Woodul, 1939
Box
2001/138-93 Miscellaneous, 1940-1941
W. L. Boyles, 1940-1941
Thomas M. Broadfoot, 1940-1941
Pierce Brooks, 1940-1941
W. G. Burkett, 1940-1941
A. H. Dennison, 1941
Joe B. Dibrell, 1941
King Duggan, 1941
L. D. Eakman, 1941
Harry Hines, 1941
Will H. Locke, 1940-1941
Judge John V. Lyles, 1939-1941
W. G. McMillan, 1941
F. E. Morrow, 1941
Winfred S. Newsome, 1940-1941
Willard B. Skelton, 1941
Ross S. Sterling, 1939-1941
Homer D. Wade, 1941
Fred Wemple, 1940-1941
Reuben Williams, 1941
Clyde Wright, 1940-1941
Appointments, 1940-1941
Referrals, 1941
Highway Department
General correspondence, 1939-1941
Miscellaneous applications and endorsements, 1939, 1941
Texas highway map, 1940 spring edition
Quarterly financial reports, 1940-1941
Texas Good Roads Association, Special Bulletin, 1941
Referrals, 1940-1941
Box
2001/138-94 Industrial Accident Board
International Association of Industrial Accident Boards and Commissions, booklet, 1938
Appointments, 1939
Referrals, 1939-1941
Insurance Commission
General correspondence, 1939-1941
Applications and endorsements, 1938-1941:
Miscellaneous:
1939-1940
January-April 1941
May-June 1941
Elmer Adams, 1939
Jess D. Carter, 1938
B. C. Dickinson, 1938
Sidney F. Green, 1939
Fred R. Harris, 1939
B. P. Maddox, 1939
Appointments, 1940-1941
Referrals:
1939
1940-1941
Box
2001/138-95 Casualty Insurance Commission, endorsements, 1940
Life Insurance Commissioner, applications and endorsements, 1939:
Miscellaneous
R. L. Daniel
N. S. Longabaugh
Martin Moses
Truett Smith
A. E. Thomas
Tom L. Tipton
H. H. Wilkins
Walter Woodward
Labor Commission
General correspondence, 1939
Applications and endorsements:
Miscellaneous:
1938-1939
1941
Joe Kunschik, 1939
Appointment of Joe Kunschik as Commissioner, 1939
Referrals, 1939
Bureau of Labor Statistics
Correspondence, 1941
Department of Labor
Referrals:
1940
1941
Box
2001/138-96 General Land Office
General correspondence, 1939-1941
Public school land sale, 1939-1940
Land board, applications and endorsements, I. N. Conyers, 1939
Land surveyor, appointments, 1939
Land office referrals:
1939
1940-1941
Board of Mineral Development, 1939:
General correspondence
Reports
Board of Legal Examiners
Applications and endorsements, 1940
Referrals, 1940
Limitation of Payments Board
Correspondence, applications for additional funds, 1940-1941
Minutes of meetings, 1940-1941
Liquor Control Board
General correspondence, 1939-1941
Application for funds, 1939
Applications and endorsements:
1939-1940
January-February, May 1941
June 1941
[2 folders]
Appointments, 1939, 1941
Referrals, 1939-1941
Box
2001/138-97 Livestock Sanitary Commission
General correspondence, 1939
Applications and endorsements:
1939
1940
1941
F. W. Pulliam, 1940-1941
Appointments, 1941
Proclamations, 1940-1941
Reports, 1939-1941:
Annual reports:
1939
1940
Activities reports, 1941
Referrals, 1939-1941
Box
2001/138-98 Board of Medical Examiners
General correspondence, 1939-1941
Applications and endorsements, 1938-1939
Appointments, 1941
Appeal from Dr. Nicholas Abodeely, 1940
Pamphlets on regulations and procedures, 1938
Annual reports, 1939
Referrals, 1939, 1941
Board of Nurse Examiners
Applications and endorsements, 1939-1941
Referrals, 1940-1941
Board of Optometry Examiners
General correspondence, 1939-1941
Applications and endorsements, 1939
Legislation, 1939, 1941
Board of Pardons and Paroles
General correspondence, 1939-1941
Applications and endorsements:
1940
1941
Box
2001/138-99 Proclamations and correspondence:
January 1939
February 1939
[3 folders]
March 1939
[3 folders]
April 1939
Box
2001/138-100 October 1939
[4 folders]
November 1939
[2 folders]
December 1939
March 1940
Voluntary county parole boards, general correspondence, 1939-1941
Referrals, 1939-1941
Box
2001/138-101 Board of Pharmacy
Applications and endorsements, 1939
Appointments, 1939, 1941
Annual report, 1939
Board of Pilot Commissioners
River pilot commissions, 1939-1941
Board of Registration for Professional Engineers
Applications and endorsements, 1939
Appointments, 1939
Referrals, 1939, 1941
Department of Public Safety
General correspondence:
January-April 1939
May-June 1939
July-August 1939
September 1939
October 1939
November-December 1939
January-March 1940
Box
2001/138-102 August 1940
September-December 1940
1941
Investigation of illegal gambling at the Dallas Athletic Club, 1941
Applications and endorsements, 1939-1941
Referrals:
January-August 1940
September-December 1940
January-March 1941
April-August 1941
Box
2001/138-103 Bureau of Identification and Records, 1939-1941
Correspondence re: pardon proclamations, 1939
Missing persons:
1939
1940
1941
Missing persons, referrals:
1939
1940
1941
Highway Patrol, 1939-1941:
General correspondence, 1939-1940
Applications and endorsements, 1939, 1941
Texas Rangers, 1939-1941:
General correspondence, 1939-1940
Applications and endorsements, 1939-1941
Special Ranger commissions, 1939-1940
The Texas Rangers, report by Col. Homer Garrison, undated
Traffic safety, 1939
Box
2001/138-104 Bulletins (weekly newsletters), 1939-1941:
This is not a complete run. Several issues are missing.
January-March 1939
April-June 1939
July-September 1939
April-June 1940
August-September 1940
October-December 1940
February-July 1941
Box
2001/138-105 Department of Public Welfare
General correspondence:
August 1939
September 1939
October 1939
[2 folders]
November 1939
[3 folders]
1940-1941
Applications and endorsements:
June-July 1939
August-November 1939
1940-1941
Old Age Assistance Commission, 1939
Appointments, 1939-1940
Box
2001/138-106 Referrals:
January-June 1940
July-September 1940
October-December 1940
January 1941
[2 folders]
February 1941
March 1941
April 1941
May 1941
June 1941
July-August 1941
Child Welfare Division, aid for dependent children, referrals, 1941
Box
2001/138-107 Racing Commission
Application, 1939
Railroad Commission
General correspondence:
1939
April-August 1940
September-December 1940
1941
Applications and endorsements, 1939-1940
Attorney General's opinion, 1939
Purchase applications filed with the Interstate Commerce Commission, 1939-1940
Referrals, 1939-1941
Motor Transportation Division, 1939-1940:
General correspondence, 1939
Interstate Commerce Commission reports and orders, 1939-1940
Referrals, 1939
Oil and Gas Division, 1939-1940:
General correspondence, 1939
Independent Petroleum Association of America, report, 1939
Oil crisis, 1939-1940
Referrals, 1939
Box
2001/138-108 Legal Cases Pertaining to the Conservation of Crude Oil and Natural Gas, 1939
[560 page bound report.]
Box
2001/138-109 Secretary of State
General correspondence, 1939
Applications and endorsements, 1939, 1941
Appointments, 1939, 1941
Referrals:
1939
1940
1941
Securities Division, referrals, 1939-1940
State Procurement Officer
General correspondence, 1941
State Reclamation Engineer
Applications and endorsements, 1939-1940
State Service Officer
Referrals, 1938-1941
Soil Conservation Board
General correspondence, 1939-1940
Teacher's Retirement Board
Applications and endorsements, 1939
Appointments, 1939
Teacher's retirement program, general correspondence, 1940
Teacher's retirements system, referrals, 1939-1941
Texas Library and Historical Commission
Correspondence, 1941
Applications and endorsements, 1940
Appointments, 1940
Resignation of George D. Sears, 1940
Texas, general information brochure prepared by the Library and Historical Commission, 1939
Texas Historical Commission, referrals, 1939
Texas State Library, referrals, 1939-1941
Box
2001/138-110 Texas Planning Board
General correspondence, 1938-1939
Texas Planning Bulletin newsletter, 1939
Texas Prison Board
General correspondence, 1940-1941
Applications and endorsements, 1940-1941
Appointments, 1941
Joint meeting with Texas A&M College Board of Directors, 1940
Minutes of meetings, 1940-1941
Reports, 1940-1941
Referrals, 1940-1941
Texas Prison System
General correspondence, 1939-1941
Applications and endorsements, 1938-1940
Addresses on parole, 1939-1940
In-service training program, 1941
Box
2001/138-111 Parole Conference at Huntsville, April 12, 1940:
General correspondence
Invitations accepted
Invitations declined
Conditional pardons, 1939-1941
Temporary reprieves, 1939-1941
Stays of execution, 1940-1941
Miscellaneous reports, 1940-1941
"The Truth About the Texas Prison System," transcript of radio broadcast by Dr. C. W. Butler, Jr., February 12, 1939
Referrals, 1940-1941
Box
2001/138-112 Texas State Employment Service
General correspondence, 1939
Referrals:
1939
1940
January-May 1941
June-August 1941
State Parks Board
General correspondence, 1939-1941
Applications and endorsements, 1939-1940
Appointments, 1941
Departmental budget, 1940
Deficiency appropriation, 1941
S-Parks newsletters, 1940
Referrals, 1939-1941
State Park Commissions
Gonzales State Park, 1939-1940
King's State Park, Refugio, 1940-1941
San Jacinto State Park, 1939-1941
Washington State Park, 1940
State Tax Board
General correspondence, 1939
Intangible tax board, general correspondence, 1941
Treasury Department
General correspondence, 1940-1941
Financial statements, 1940-1941
Referrals, 1939
Box
2001/138-113 Texas Unemployment Compensation Commission
General correspondence, 1939-1941
Applications and endorsements, 1939-1940
Appointments, 1941
Reports, miscellaneous, 1939-1940
Referrals:
January-June 1939
July-November 1939
1940
1941
Commission on Uniform State Laws
Appointments, 1940-1941
Veteran's Placement Bureau
Referrals, 1940-1941
Board of Veterinary Medical Examiners
Lists of veterinarians, 1939
Endorsements; referral, 1940-1941
Board of Water Engineers
General correspondence, 1939-1941
Appointments, 1939
Reports, miscellaneous, 1940-1941
Referrals, 1940
Box
2001/138-114 Water Conservation Districts
Brazos River Conservation and Reclamation District, endorsements for board appointments, 1940-1941
Central Colorado River Authority, board appointments, 1939-1941
Drainage Basin Committee of the Western Gulf District, appointments, 1939
Guadalupe-Blanco River Authority, correspondence, appointments, 1939-1940
Lower Colorado River Authority, 1939-1941:
Applications and endorsements, 1940-1941
Appointments, 1941
Financial reports, 1940-1941:
November-December 1940
January 1941
February-May 1941
Salary report, 1941
Referral, 1941
Lower Concho River Authority, appointments, 1939, 1941
Lower Rio Grande Basin Committee, appointments, 1939
Nueces River Conservation and Reclamation District 1938-1941:
General correspondence, 1938, 1941
Appointments, 1939, 1941
Nueces River Bulletin newsletter, 1939
Nueces River Valley Authority resolution, 1941
Pease River Flood Control District, appointments, 1940
Sabine-Neches Conservation District, appointments, 1939, 1941
San Antonio River Canal and Conservancy District, appointments, 1941
Upper Guadalupe River Authority, appointments, 1939, 1941
Upper Red River Flood Control and Irrigation District, appointments, 1939-1941



 

Federal agencies, 1938-1941 (bulk 1939-1941),
2.82 cubic ft.

These records consist of correspondence, reports, orders and printed materials from agencies and departments of the federal government sent to the Texas Governor's Office from 1938 to 1941 (bulk 1939-1941). Correspondence with the Federal Bureau of Investigation includes speeches and addresses of director J. Edgar Hoover. Records from the Public Buildings Administration and the Treasury Department include deeds, blueprints and plans for new federal buildings and 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 W. Lee O'Daniel. Archives and Information Services Division, Texas State Library and Archives Commission.
Box
2001/138-115 Department of Agriculture (USDA)
General correspondence, 1939-1941
Agriculture Adjustment Administration, referrals to local county agricultural agents, 1939-1940
Farm Security Administration, 1939-1940:
General correspondence, 1939
[2 folders]
Radio broadcast transcript, 1940
Referrals, 1940
Forest Service, Southern Forest Experiment Station, New Orleans, Louisiana, annual report, 1938
Attorney General
General correspondence, 1939
Civil Aeronautics Authority
General correspondence, 1941
Orders, 1940-1941
Civil Aeronautics Board
Amendments of civil air regulations, 1940
Accident reports, 1941
Bulletin, 1941
Press releases, 1941
Reports, 1941
Orders and regulations, 1941
Weekly summary of orders and regulations, 1941
Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC)
General correspondence, 1940-1941
Referrals, 1939-1941
Box
2001/138-116 Department of Commerce
Correspondence with Secretary Jesse Jones, 1941
Bureau of the Census, 1939:
Correspondence
Reports
Bureau of Foreign and Domestic Commerce reports, 1939
Civil Aeronautics Administration, 1941:
Orders
Press releases
Maritime Commission, correspondence, 1941
Farm Placement Service
Referrals, 1939-1941
Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI)
Addresses by Director J. Edgar Hoover, 1939, 1941
Uniform Crime Reports bulletin, 1940
Referrals, 1939, 1941
Federal Communications Commission (FCC)
Applications and orders, 1939-1941
Federal Housing Administration (FHA)
Reports and printed materials, 1938
Referrals, 1939
Federal Power Commission
Correspondence, 1939-1941
Federal Trade Commission
Report, 1938
Home Owner's Loan Corporation (HOLC)
Referrals, 1939
Immigration and Naturalization Service (INS)
Referrals, 1939
Box
2001/138-117 Interstate Commerce Commission (ICC)
Orders:
1939
1940
1941
Bureau of Valuation Engineering Report on Standish Pipeline Co., 1939
Department of the Interior
Travel Bureau Bulletins, newsletters, 1939-1941
Department of Labor
Correspondence, 1939
National Youth Administration
Correspondence and printed materials, 1940-1941
Referrals, 1939-1941
U.S. Navy
Referrals, 1939
Box
2001/138-118 U.S. Patent Office
Referrals, 1939
U.S. Post Office
Correspondence, 1939, 1941
Referrals, 1939
Public Buildings Administration
Deeds of cessions for post offices and other federal buildings:
Includes blueprint plans of buildings.
1939
1940
[2 folders]
1941
[2 folders]
Public Works Administration (PWA)
Correspondence, 1939
Reconstruction Finance Corporation (RFC)
Suggestions, 1938
Correspondence, 1939
Box
2001/138-119 Social Security Board
General correspondence, 1939-1941
Reports and printed materials, 1939
Bulletins, 1941
State Department
Correspondence, 1939-1941
Treasury Department
General correspondence, 1939
Internal Revenue, 1939
Procurement Division, post office sites, 1939:
Includes blueprint drawings of buildings.
Terminal annex, Dallas, March 1939
Mission post office, March 1939
Arlington post office, May 1939
Hereford post office, June 1939
Electra, Farmersville post offices, July 1939
San Augustine, Seymour post offices, August 1939
U.S. War Department
General correspondence, 1939-1941
Special orders, 1939-1940
Miscellaneous printed materials, 1939-1941
Box
2001/138-120 Works Progress Administration (WPA)
General correspondence, 1940-1941
Marketing laws survey project, 1939
Requests for work:
January-June 1939
July-September 1939
October 1939
[2 folders]
November 1939
[2 folders]
December 1939
March 1940
April-May 1940
November-December 1940
Referrals, 1941



 

Subject files, 1938-1941, undated (bulk 1939-1941),
15.04 cubic ft.

Subject files consist of correspondence with organizations and individuals, printed materials and reports from 1938 to 1941, undated (bulk 1939-1941) covering a wide range of topics. Many reflect areas of Governor O'Daniel's personal interests such as capital punishment, religion, industrialization of the state, selective service, national defense, and education. Other prominent issues represented include judicial appointments, law enforcement, meetings and conferences, pension plans and taxation. Of special interest in the industrialization files is correspondence regarding a December 1938 meeting with Henry Ford and a booklet written by Governor O'Daniel in 1939 on industrial development in Texas.
Arrangement
These records are arranged in alphabetical order by subject. Within the files they are arranged by type of material and then in chronological order.
Preferred Citation
(Identify the item), Subject files, Records, Texas Governor W. Lee O'Daniel. Archives and Information Services Division, Texas State Library and Archives Commission.
Box
2001/138-121 Advisory board:
(Panel established to provide advice and guidance for governor-elect O'Daniel)
August-October 1938
November 1938
December 1938
[2 folders]
Proceedings of December 5, 1938 meeting
Alabama Alcoholic Beverage Control Board, annual report, 1940
American Forum of Democracy, 1940
American Library Association, 1940
American Red Cross, 1940-1941
Americanism, 1940
Box
2001/138-122 Annual Audit Report to the Governor of Virginia, 1938
Annual Report of the Governor of Alaska to the Secretary of the Interior, 1940
Appointment of delegates to conferences, 1939-1940
Correspondence with oilman John E. Arnold, 1938
Aviation Defense Association, 1940-1941
Thomas L. Beauchamp, Governor's secretary, 1941
Belgian Consulate General, New Orleans, news releases, 1940-1941
[propaganda]
Belle of Dixie, Longview Diamond Jamboree, 1940
Big Bend National Park:
Correspondence, 1939-1941
Printed materials, 1938-1939
Billboards, 1938
Correspondence with Major General Claude V. Birkhead, Commander 36th Division Texas National Guard, 1940
Boy Scouts, 1939-1941
British American Ambulance Corps, Inc., 1940-1941
Budget reports from other states, 1939
Edmund Burke American Memorial Committee for the Original Thirteen American Colonies, 1939-1941
Box
2001/138-123 Correspondence with John F. Camp, oilman, re: oil contribution for Great Britain, 1941
Capital Punishment:
General correspondence:
1938
1939
Printed materials, 1938-1941
Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, annual report for 1940
Chain stores, 1938
Chicago Motor Club, annual report, 1938
Child Welfare Conference, Washington, D.C., 1940
Civil service employment, 1941
Commissioners of Deeds, appointments, 1939, 1941
Committee for the Celebration of the President's Birthday for the National Foundation for Infantile Paralysis, Inc., 1939-1940
Complaints, 1939-1941
Confirmations of appointments, 1941
Coronado Cuarto Centennial, 1939-1940
Cooperative Forum, Washington, D.C., 1940-1941
Cotton:
General correspondence, 1939-1941
Cotton Research Congress, Waco, 1941
Pan American Cotton Congress, Memphis, Tennessee, 1941
[2 folders]
Box
2001/138-124 Council of State Governments:
General correspondence, 1940-1941
Suggested Draft of a State Civil Service Law, 1938
Report of General Assembly, 1941
Court of Civil Appeals dock condition reports, miscellaneous districts, 1939-1941
Crippled children, 1939-1940
Daylight savings time, 1940-1941
Deeds, miscellaneous, 1941
Deficiency appropriations, 1941
Democratic county chairmen, 1940
[list]
Directory of Federal and State Departments and Agencies in Texas, National Emergency Council, 1939
Dirt farmers:
General correspondence, 1941
Lists of dirt farmers and stock raisers, 1940-1941
[2 folders]
Distribution of Mineral Deposits in Texas by Counties, report, undated
District Attorneys:
Applications and endorsements, miscellaneous, 1939
Endorsements for 106th Judicial District, 1939
Appointments, 1939-1940
Draft board referrals, 1940
Eastern Air Lines, 1940
Economy of the state, correspondence and suggestions, 1938
Box
2001/138-125 Education Committee:
General correspondence:
1939
1940
1941
Correspondence with H. W. Stillwell, Superintendent Texarkana Public Schools, 1940-1941
Correspondence with J. G. Strong, President, State Board of Education, 1940
Correspondence with J. W. Studebaker, Commissioner of Education, Department of the Interior, 1940
Correspondence with L.A. Woods, State School Superintendent, 1940
Committee report to Governor O'Daniel, 1941
Meeting in governor's office, November 21, 1939:
Correspondence
Talk given by Governor O'Daniel to members of Governor's Committee of School People
Recommendations of teachers for committee, 1939
Acceptance of appointments to committee, 1939:
[filed alphabetically]
A-F
G-O
P-W
Lists of teachers appointed to committee, 1939
Education - Wolfe City project, 1940-1941
Box
2001/138-126 Executive Department, 1939-1941:
Office finance, 1939
Office memos, 1939-1941
Farming industry, general correspondence, 1938
[2 folders]
Federal Education Legislative Agency, Inc., 1941
Federal government, 1939-1941:
General correspondence, 1939
[2 folders]
Correspondence with senators and congressmen, 1940-1941
Referrals to senators and congressmen, 1939
Congressional support for the President, 1941
Federal legislation, 1939-1941:
Miscellaneous:
1939
1940
1941
House Resolution 6997, Connally Amendment to Social Security Act, 1939
House Resolution 7372, Cole Bill, (oil regulation), 1940
House Resolution 10371, Authorization of construction of government munitions plant at Rusk, 1940
Flood control, 1940-1941
Box
2001/138-127 Gallup poll, 1939
Galveston County auditor's annual reports, 1938, 1940
Galveston Mardi Gras, invitations to other state governors, 1940-1941
Correspondence with Glenn Gordon re: political corruption, 1938-1939
Governor's Conference, 1939-1941
Governor's Conference of Western States, 1941
Governors of the states and territories, 1941
[list]
Governor's office, personnel, 1939-1940
Hay fever, 1938
Highway Traffic Advisory Committee, 1941
Horse racing, 1938
Houston ship channel, 1939
Inauguration, 1938-1939:
Inaugural celebration arrangements, 1938
General correspondence, 1939
Congratulations, 1939
Stadium committee, 1939
Independence Day Ceremony of the Council Against Intolerance in America, 1940
Independent Petroleum Association of America, Supply and Demand Survey and Forecast, 1939
Box
2001/138-128 Industry and industrialization, 1938-1941:
General correspondence:
August-October 1938
November 1938
December 1938
Texas industry, 1938
Wool scouring, 1938, 1940
Governor's meeting with Henry Ford, December 1938
Industrial development, general correspondence, 1939
Texas Industry newsletter, 1939
Possibilities for the Industrial Development of Texas, 1939
[booklet by Governor O'Daniel]
Suggested industrial radio broadcast, 1939
Box
2001/138-129 Texas Industrialization Program, William McGill, correspondence, 1940
[2 folders]
Governor's Industrialization Committee, 1941
Correspondence with J. Doyle Settle, 1941
Industry, 1941:
Miscellaneous
Aircraft
Citrus
Civilian Defense
Cotton
Texas State Employment Service report, 1941
Report by Governor's office on Orange, Texas National Defense Area, January 1941
Industry Planning through Collective Bargaining, 1941
[booklet]
Inter-American Cooperation Week, March 23-29, 1940
[brochure]
Interesting facts about Texas, undated
Proposed international fence on Texas-Mexico border, 1941
Interstate Oil Compact Commission, 1939-1941:
General correspondence, 1939-1941
Transcript of Proceedings of Regular Quarterly Meeting, April 1941
Inventions, general correspondence, 1941
Box
2001/138-130 Judicial Appointments:
Advisory Civil Judicial Council, 1939-1941
Special Judges, 1939-1941:
Miscellaneous applications and endorsements:
1939
January-June 1940
July-December 1940
January-March 1941
April-July 1941
Special County Judge, Wood County, 1940
Special District Judge, Gregg County, 1941
Special Associate Justices, 1941
Box
2001/138-131 District Court Judges, 1939-1941:
2nd District, 1940-1941
3rd District, 1941
6th District, 1940
7th District, 1941
9th District, 1940
17th District, 1940
24th District, endorsements of Howard P. Green, 1940
37th District, 1941
41st District, 1939:
Miscellaneous applications and endorsements
Endorsements of David E. Mulcahey
69th District, endorsements of James W. Witherspoon, 1940
76th District, appointment of R. T. Wilkerson, 1940
83rd District, 1940-1941:
Miscellaneous applications and endorsements
Appointment of H. O. Metcalfe
85th District, 1940
94th District, 1941
Harris County District Judge, 1939
Protests re. appointment of Webb County District Judge John Valls, 1939
List of district court judges, 1940
Box
2001/138-132 Appellate Courts, 1939-1941:
4th Court of Civil Appeals, San Antonio 1939-1940:
Miscellaneous applications and endorsements:
December 1939
[2 folders]
January 1940
Endorsements of Vernon B. Hill, 1939-1940
Appointment of J. R. Norvell, 1940
8th Court of Civil Appeals, El Paso 1939:
Miscellaneous applications and endorsements
Appointment of P. R. Price
10th Court of Civil Appeals, Waco, 1939-1941:
Miscellaneous applications and endorsements, 1939
Endorsements of John Maxwell, 1939
Appointment of Jake Tirey, 1939
Miscellaneous applications and endorsements, 1940-1941
Appointment of Joseph W. Hale, 1941
Court of Criminal Appeals, 1939:
Miscellaneous applications and endorsements
Endorsements of George Christian
Appointment of Thomas L. Beauchamp
Box
2001/138-133 Chief Justice, Texas Supreme Court, 1940:
Applications and endorsements:
Miscellaneous
James P. Alexander
Tom Beauchamp
Joel R. Bond
J. M. Combs
O. C. Funderburke
J. L. Goggans
J. E. Hickman
Sarah T. Hughes
Eugene P. Locke
John H. Sharp
Graham B. Smedley
Coke Stevenson
Beeman Strong
Ralph Yarborough
Appointment of W. F Moore, 1940
Box
2001/138-134 Junior Colleges of Texas, 1941
Juvenile Training School, Gatesville, 1939
Helen Keller, address to state legislature, 1941
Labor, general correspondence, 1938-1941
Robert E. Lee Memorial Foundation, 1941
Law Enforcement, 1939-1941:
General correspondence:
1939
1940-1941
Extraditions:
General correspondence, 1939-1941
Requisitions and affidavits, 1941
James Dixon, 1939
Juan Delgado Ortiz, 1939
Otis M. Harrison, 1940
L. D. Roberts, 1940
W. P. Sable, 1940
Rewards:
R. T. Chisholm, 1939
T. J. (Red) Coleman, 1940
George R. Robertson, 1940
Box
2001/138-135 Letters of introduction, 1939-1941:
Miscellaneous from governor, 1939
Letters from governor for people travelling to foreign countries, 1939-1941
Miscellaneous to governor, 1940-1941
Margarine consumption report, 1939
Correspondence with D. K. Martin, 1941
Meetings, miscellaneous, 1939-1941
Merit system for state employees, 1941
Mexico, 1938-1941:
General correspondence, 1938-1941
Mexican Consul, 1941
Mexican government, 1941
Correspondence with John E. Miles, Governor of New Mexico, 1941
Missing persons, miscellaneous, 1939-1940
Mississippi River Discovery Association, 1940
Missouri State Tax Commission, biennial report, 1939-1940
Recommendation of Dr. Ernest C. Mobley, church pastor, 1939
National Conference of Christians and Jews, 1939
National Conference on State Parks, 1940
Box
2001/138-136 National Defense, 1939-1941:
General correspondence:
May 1940
June 1940
[2 folders]
July 1940
August 1940
September 1940
October-November 1940
1941
Applications for employment in the national defense program, 1940
Articles on national defense, 1940
U.S. Treasury Department Defense Savings Staff, 1941:
Minutes of meeting, May 6, 1941
Field Organization Newsletters, 1941
Talks, 1941
Box
2001/138-137 Home Guard Advisory Council, 1940
Local defense councils, 1940
National Defense Advisory Commission, press releases, 1941
National Defense Aviation Board, 1940
National Industrial Defense Corps, 1940
Primer of American Defense, 1940
[booklet]
Problems and Action Charts, defense industry contracts, 1941
[2 folders]
Proposed Agricultural Defense Committee, 1940
Reports, 1940-1941:
Orange, Texas National Defense Area Survey of Community Problems Incident to National Security Activity, January 1941
Proposed Anti-Aircraft Regiment, Houston Chamber of Commerce, 1940
Statutes, Proclamations and Executive Orders Pertaining to National Defense Matters, F.B.I., 1940
The Threat to the Houston Ship Channel and its Industrial Area, Goose Creek Chamber of Commerce, June 1940
State boards, 1940
Texas Defense Guard, 1941
Texas National Guard, 1939-1940:
36th Division Field Training, Camp Hulen, 1939
General correspondence, 1940
36th Division Texas National Guard Field Training, Camp Hulen, 1939
Box
2001/138-138 National Youth Farm Foundation, 1941
National Foundation for Infantile Paralysis, Inc., annual report, 1940
National Grange, 1940
National Association of Manufacturers meeting in Houston, 1940
Department of Justice National Parole Conference, 1939
National Probation Association, 1941
National Real Estate Tax Conference, Washington, D.C., 1940
National Reclamation Association, 1939-1941
National Recreation Association, 1939-1941
National Resources Committee, 1939
National Rivers and Harbors Congress, Washington, D.C., 1939-1940
National Safety Council, 1939-1940
New York World's Fair, 1938-1940:
General correspondence:
1938
1939-1940
Newspapers, general correspondence, 1939-1941
Notaries public, 1939-1941:
Applications and endorsements, 1939
Appointments:
1940
1941
Box
2001/138-139 W. Lee O'Daniel News, newspaper, general correspondence, 1940-1941
Office of Government Reports, Washington, D.C., 1940
Proposed Oil and Gas Commission, 1938, 1941
Oil Industry Meeting, New York, April 25, 1939
Oil World Exposition, Houston, April 24-29, 1939
Oklahoma State Prison Rodeo, McAlester, October 12-13, 1940
[broadside]
Osteopathy, general correspondence 1939-1941
Pan American Day, April 14, 1941
Peace Movement, 1940-1941
Pecos River Basin Water Conference, 1939
Pensions, 1938-1941:
Pension plans, miscellaneous, 1940
Pensions for needy, blind, crippled and sick:
1938
1939
[2 folders]
1941
Widow's pensions, 1939-1941
Letters from state legislators re. pensions, 1939
Pension requests from other states, 1941
Poet Laureate of Texas, 1939, 1941
Politics, 1939-1941:
Requests for Governor to run for reelection, January-March 1940
Campaign for reelection as Governor, 1940
Campaign for U.S. Senate, 1941
Box
2001/138-140 Candidates for legislature, 1940
Correspondence re: senatorial election irregularities, 1941
Texas politics, 1940:
Miscellaneous
Letters answered, August-November 1940
[3 folders]
National politics, miscellaneous:
1940
1941
Poll Taxes, 1940
Pollution, 1941
Procedural manuals and by-laws for Subordinate Hillbilly League and National Unit League Clubs, undated
Public Weighers, 1939-1941:
Applications and endorsements, 1939
Appointments, 1940-1941
Box
2001/138-141 Railroads, general correspondence, 1938
Endorsements of P. W. Reeves to be O'Daniel's Senate secretary, 1941
Religion, 1938-1941:
General correspondence, 1939-1941:
1939-1940
1941
Printed materials, 1938-1941:
1938-1939
1940
[1 of 2 folders]
Box
2001/138-142 1940
[2 of 2 folders]
1941
Jehovah's Witnesses, general correspondence, 1941
Report of the Board of Revisions of Taxes for Philadelphia (PA) County, 1940
Report of the Good-Will Commission to the Governor and the Legislature of the State of New Jersey, June 1940
Resignations of state legislators, 1939-1941
Box
2001/138-143 Rio Grande Compact with Mexico, 1938-1941:
General correspondence, 1939-1941
Appointment of commissioners, 1938-1941
Rodeo at Madison Square Garden, New York, 1939
San Antonio Loan Agency, list of counties served, undated
San Francisco World's Fair, 1939-1940
Schools, 1939-1941:
General correspondence, 1939-1940:
October 1939
November 1939
December 1939
January-March 1940
Texas State Teacher's Colleges, Board of Regents, applications and endorsements, 1939-1941
Prairie View Normal and Industrial College, endorsements for Board of Directors, 1941
Sam Houston State Teacher's College, Huntsville, deficiency appropriation warrant, 1939-1940
Texas A&M College, 1939-1941:
General correspondence:
1939
1940-1941
Box
2001/138-144 Board of Regents, applications and endorsements, 1939
Board of Directors, 1940-1941:
General correspondence, 1940
Applications and endorsements:
1940
[2 folders]
1941
Appointments, 1941
Cooperative extension work, 1940
Facilities for National Defense, July 1940
[booklet]
Reports, miscellaneous 1939-1941
Referrals, 1941
Box
2001/138-145 Texas College of Arts & Industries, Kingsville, 1939-1941:
Board of regents appointments, 1939, 1941
Report, 1940
Texas State College for Women, Denton, 1939-1941:
General correspondence, 1939
Endorsements for Board of Regents, 1940-1941:
Miscellaneous
Mrs. James Charlton, San Antonio
Mrs. W. E. Spell, Waco
Texas Technological College, Lubbock, 1939-1941:
General correspondence, 1940
Board of Regents, applications and endorsements, 1939-1941
Salary report, 1939
University of Texas at Austin, 1939-1941:
Board of Regents, 1940-1941:
Applications and endorsements
Appointments
Resignation of Dr. Edward Randall, 1940
Bureau of Economic Geology, 1940
Investigation of UT Health Service, 1941
"Foundations for Tomorrow," Public Relations Committee radio transcript, June 3, 1939
Miscellaneous reports, 1939-1940
Referrals, 1939-1941
West Texas State Teachers College, Canyon, deficiency appropriation, 1941
Box
2001/138-146 Seguin and Guadalupe County Chamber of Commerce, Annual Report, 1939
Selective Service, 1940-1941:
Selective Service Plan for the State of Texas, 1940
Selective Service System:
General correspondence, 1940-1941
June-October 1940
November-December 1940
1941
Appeal boards, 1940
Applications and endorsements for national defense jobs, 1940-1941:
August 1940
September 1940
[2 folders]
Box
2001/138-147 October 1940
[4 folders]
November 1940
Lists of Examining Physicians and Government Appeal Agents, 1940
Special file, 1940
Senate appointment file, 1941
Correspondence with T. L. Smith, 1939-1940
Social Security, 1938-1940
Soil conservation program, 1940-1941
Box
2001/138-148 South Carolina Economic Association, Inc., 1941
South Texas County Judges Association, 1940
Southwestern States Pardon and Parole Conference, Nashville, 1941
Southern Governor's Conference, 1939-1941:
General correspondence:
1939
January-June 1940
July-August 1940
1941
Special causes, 1939-1940
Special elections, 1939-1941
State Fair of Texas, Dallas, 1939-1940
State liquor monopoly, 1939
Box
2001/138-149 State-wide tour to visit legislators, 1940:
Invitations
General correspondence:
September 1940
[4 folders]
October 1940
[2 folders]
November 1940
Requests for pictures from tour, 1940
A Study for the Need of a State Office and Court Building, 1938
Taxes, 1938-1940:
General correspondence, 1939-1940
Automatic Tax Board, ad valorem taxes, 1939-1940
Taxation plans, correspondence and printed materials, 1940
Box
2001/138-150 Sales tax petitions, 1938
[5 folders]
Box
2001/138-151 Transaction tax to fund old age pensions, correspondence, 1939
[2 folders]
Texas Civil Judicial Council, annual reports, 1938, 1941
Texas Corn Carnival, Granger, program, September 25-26, 1940
Texas Defense Guard, 1941
Texas Independence Day, March 2, 1941
Texas Memorial Museum, referrals, 1940
Texas Navy, 1939
Texas Pensions Union Lobby, 1939-1940
Texas Products, samples given to Governor-elect, 1938
Texas Safety Association, 1940-1941:
General correspondence:
1940
[2 folders]
1941
Referrals, 1940
Texas School for the Deaf and Dumb, 1938
Texas Supreme Court, 1940-1941
Texas Voters League, 1941
Texas Watersheds Association, 1939-1941
Box
2001/138-152 Texas Women's Press Association, Plan of Development of the Texas State Library, The Texas Historical and Educational Center Project, 1939-1941
[2 folders]
Proposed Texas Youth Commission, 1940
Thanksgiving Day, 1940
Trade barriers, 1940
Traffic safety, 1939-1941
Unemployment, 1938
U.S. Constitution Sesquicentennial Commission, 1939
U.S. Supreme Court, 1940
Veterans employed in Governor's office, 1941
[list]
Washington-on-the-Brazos, 1940-1941
West Texas Chamber of Commerce, 1941
West Texas Trip to Big Bend, El Paso, November 1938
White House Conference on Children in a Democracy, General Conference Report, January 1940
World's Poultry Congress, Cleveland, OH, 1939



 

Printed materials, 1938-1941 (bulk 1939-1941),
2.35 cubic ft.

These records dating from 1938 to 1941 (bulk 1939-1941) consist of advertisements sent to the Governor's office, miscellaneous newspaper articles and clippings about Governor O'Daniel, bulletins and brochures, journals and newsletters, speeches and addresses made by other people and miscellaneous materials. Of special note among the journals is Facts in Review, a pro-German propaganda newsletter published by the German Library of Information in New York.
Arrangement
Records are arranged by type and then in chronological order.
Preferred Citation
(Identify the item), Printed materials, Records, Texas Governor W. Lee O'Daniel. Archives and Information Services Division, Texas State Library and Archives Commission.
Box
2001/138-153 Advertisements, 1939-1941:
1939
1940
1941
[2 folders]
Miscellaneous articles and clippings, 1938-1941:
1938-1939
1940
1941
Box
2001/138-154 Miscellaneous bulletins, brochures and newsletters, 1938-1941:
1938-1939
1940
[2 folders]
Box
2001/138-155 1941
[3 folders]
Box
2001/138-156 Journals and newsletters, 1939-1941:
Automobile Facts, 1940
The Blue Bonnet - U.S.S. Houston, 1940-1941
Carnegie Magazine, 1940
Concrete Highways and Public Improvements, 1940
Congressional Record, 1939-1941
Dallas Better Business Bulletin, 1940-1941
East Texas Chamber of Commerce Tax Letter, 1939-1941
Eastern Airlines Great Silver Fleet News, 1940
Facts in Review, 1940
[German propaganda]
Bulletin, Friends of the Public Schools, 1940-1941
General Welfare News-Advocate, 1941
Journal of State and Local Government Employees, 1940
The Kiplinger Washington Newsletter, 1940-1941
Naylor's Epic Century, 1940-1941
News from Belgium, 1941
NOW, 1939-1941
[Newsletter published by LeTourneau, Inc.]
Our Dumb Animals, 1940
Box
2001/138-157 Public Welfare News, 1940-1941
St. Louis Basket and Box Company Semi-Monthly Messages, 1939
Scouting, 1940
Texas Forest News, 1940-1941
Texas Resources, 1941
Townsend National Weekly, 1940
Miscellaneous speeches and addresses (not by Governor O'Daniel), 1940-1941
Miscellaneous printed materials:
1940
1941