Texas Committee on Alcoholism, Incorporated:
An Inventory of Texas Committee on Alcoholism, Inc. Records at the Texas State Archives, 1951-1954
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.
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.
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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.
Rebecca Romanchuk, July 2006
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