Texas State Library and Archives Commission

Texas Committee on Alcoholism, Incorporated:

An Inventory of Texas Committee on Alcoholism, Inc. Records at the Texas State Archives, 1951-1954



Overview

Creator: Texas Committee on Alcoholism, Incorporated
Title: Texas Committee on Alcoholism, Inc. records
Dates: 1951-1954
Abstract: The Texas Committee on Alcoholism, Incorporated, was chartered on October 4, 1951 as a non-profit scientific, charitable and educational corporation designed to help implement Texas Governor Allan Shivers' plan to study and submit recommendations to deal with alcoholism as a disease. Correspondence, a treasurer's report and other reports, a CPA audit, and newsletters, dating 1951-1954, document the work of the committee.
Quantity: fractional
Language: These materials are written in English.
Repository: Texas State Archives

Agency History

On February 27, 1951, Texas Governor Allan Shivers appointed a Statewide Committee on Problems of Alcoholism, which he charged with making a study and submitting recommendations to deal with alcoholism as a disease. As an outgrowth of this Statewide Committee, the Texas Committee on Alcoholism, Incorporated, was chartered on October 4, 1951 as a non-profit scientific, charitable and educational corporation; governed by a board of 26 directors, it was designed to help implement the plan requested by the Governor. Its first President, Joe C. Carrington, became the first chairman of the Texas Commission on Alcoholism (later the Texas Commission on Alcohol and Drug Abuse) in 1953, and several other members of the corporation became Commissioners.


Scope and Contents of the Records

The Texas Committee on Alcoholism, Incorporated, was chartered on October 4, 1951 as a non-profit scientific, charitable and educational corporation designed to help implement Texas Governor Allan Shivers' plan to study and submit recommendations to deal with alcoholism as a disease. Correspondence, a treasurer's report and other reports, a CPA audit, and newsletters, dating 1951-1954, document the work of the committee.

Additional records of the Texas Committee on Alcoholism, Inc. appear in the separate finding aid, Texas Commission on Alcohol and Drug Abuse, Records, 1951-2003, 8.07 cubic ft. Within those records, the series Reports and correspondence contains a Corporation Record for the Texas Committee on Alcoholism, Inc., 1951-1958, in a loose-leaf binder, which includes copies of the charter, by-laws, membership register, meeting minutes, a CPA audit, analyses of expenditures, statements of receipts, federal income tax returns, and correspondence. The series Other records contains the notarized charter for the Texas Committee on Alcoholism, Inc., 1951.

To prepare this inventory, the described materials were cursorily reviewed to delineate series, to confirm the accuracy of contents lists, to provide an estimate of dates covered, and to determine record types.


 

Arrangement of the Records

These records are arranged in chronological order by State Archives staff.

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.
Corporate Names:
Texas. Statewide Committee on Problems of Alcoholism.
Texas Commission on Alcoholism.
Texas Commission on Alcohol and Drug Abuse.
Subjects:
Alcoholism--Texas.
Document Types:
Correspondence--Texas--Alcoholism--1951-1954.
Reports--Texas--Alcoholism--1951-1954.
Publications--Texas--Alcoholism--1951-1954.
Functions:
Researching alcohol and drug abuse.

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 Commission on Alcohol and Drug Abuse, Records, 1951-2003, 8.07 cubic ft.

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

(Identify the item), Texas Committee on Alcoholism, Inc. records. Archives and Information Services Division, Texas State Library and Archives Commission.

Accession Information

Accession number: 2004/080

These records were transferred to the Archives and Information Services Division of the Texas State Library and Archives Commission by the Texas Legislative Reference Library on January 5, 2004.

Processing Information

Rebecca Romanchuk, July 2006


Detailed Description of the Records

 

Texas Committee on Alcoholism, Inc. records, 1951-1954,
fractional

Box
2004 Accession Box 1 (2004/080) Texas Committee on Alcoholism, Inc. records, 1951-1954