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Overview

Agency History

Scope and Contents of the Records

Arrangement of the Records

Restrictions

Index Terms

Related Material

Administrative Information

Description of Series

House of Representatives Committee to Investigate Crowded Conditions in Capitol and State Owned Office Buildings report, 1937,

Texas State Library and Archives Commission

Texas Legislature, House of Representatives, Committee to Investigate Crowded Conditions in Capitol and State Owned Office Buildings:

An Inventory of House of Representatives Committee to Investigate Crowded Conditions in Capitol and State Owned Office Buildings Report at the Texas State Archives, 1937



Overview

Creator: Texas. Legislature. House of Representatives. Committee to Investigate Crowded Conditions in Capitol and State Owned Office Buildings.
Title: House of Representatives Committee to Investigate Crowded Conditions in Capitol and State Owned Office Buildings report
Dates: 1937
Abstract: The Texas House of Representatives Committee to Investigate Crowded Conditions in Capitol and State Owned Office Buildings was formed in 1936 by an unnumbered simple resolution (44th Texas Legislature, 3rd Called Session) to investigate the crowded office conditions in the Capitol and other state-owned buildings, which had made renting office space in privately-owned buildings necessary for the continuance of state business. The committee's four-page report, dated April 30, 1937 and filed with the Chief Clerk on May 14, provided analysis of state rent expenditures and options for building new office space on state-owned lands near the Capitol.
Quantity: fractional
Language: These materials are written in English.
Repository: Texas State Archives

Agency History

The Texas House of Representatives Committee to Investigate Crowded Conditions in Capitol and State Owned Office Buildings was formed on October 19, 1936 by an unnumbered simple resolution (44th Texas Legislature, 3rd Called Session) to investigate the crowded office conditions in the Capitol and other state-owned buildings, which had made renting office space in privately-owned buildings necessary for the continuance of state business. The three-member committee was appointed on October 26 and received assistance from the chairman of the Texas State Board of Control, the agency responsible for state-owned buildings. Its work continued into the 45th Legislature, Regular Session. The committee's report, dated April 30, 1937, was presented to the House on May 14. The committee requested to continue their efforts to secure federal funds to alleviate the shortage of state office space, although they were not charged to do so. Instead, a joint special committee was formed in the 47th Legislature to consider the feasibility and constitutionality of investing money from the Permanent School Fund in the construction of a State Office Building in which state agencies could rent office space.

(Sources include: the guide survey completed for this material, and the Texas Legislative Reference Library website, accessed November 21, 2013.)

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Scope and Contents of the Records

The Texas House of Representatives Committee to Investigate Crowded Conditions in Capitol and State Owned Office Buildings was formed in 1936 by an unnumbered simple resolution (44th Texas Legislature, 3rd Called Session) to investigate the crowded office conditions in the Capitol and other state-owned buildings, which had made renting office space in privately-owned buildings necessary for the continuance of state business. Assistance to the committee was provided by the chairman of the Texas State Board of Control, the agency responsible for state-owned buildings. The committee's four-page report, dated April 30, 1937 and filed with the Chief Clerk on May 14, itemizes rents expended by department, lists state-owned lands near the Capitol and approximates operational costs and amount of floor space in a "typical" state office. The report also notes that $200,000 of matching funds had been requested from the federal government to build a Supreme Court building.

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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Arrangement of the Records

The records consist of a single report.

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Restrictions

Restrictions on Access

Materials do not circulate, but may be used in the State Archives search room. Materials will be retrieved from and returned to storage areas by staff members.

Restrictions on Use

Most records created by Texas state agencies are not copyrighted. State records also include materials received by, not created by, state agencies. Copyright remains with the creator. The researcher is responsible for complying with U.S. Copyright Law (Title 17 U.S.C.).

Technical Requirements

None.

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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. State Board of Control.
Subjects:
Governmental investigations--Texas.
Government purchasing--Texas.
Public buildings--Texas--Design and construction.
Document Types:
Reports--Texas--Governmental investigations--1937.
Functions:
Administering governmental investigations.

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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 House of Representatives Special Committee to Investigate Vacant Rooms in the Texas Confederate Home report, 1937, fractional
Texas State Board of Control records, 1854, 1885-1890, 1909-1979, undated, bulk 1935-1953, 103.47 cubic ft.
Publications
Texas. Legislature. House of Representatives. Journal of the House of Representatives of the state of Texas, 44th Legislature, 3rd Called Session. Austin: Standard Office, 1936.
Texas. Legislature. House of Representatives. Journal of the House of Representatives of the state of Texas, 45th Legislature, Regular Session. Austin: Standard Office, 1937.

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Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Texas House of Representatives Committee to Investigate Crowded Conditions in Capitol and State Owned Office Buildings report. Archives and Information Services Division, Texas State Library and Archives Commission.

Accession Information

Accession number: 2012/157

These records were transferred to the Archives and Information Services Division of the Texas State Library and Archives Commission by an unknown entity. An accession number was assigned by Texas State Archives staff for control purposes on May 2, 2012.

Processing Information

Guide survey information compiled by Michael Green, August 1982

Finding aid encoded in EAD Version 2002 as part of the TARO project by Rebecca Romanchuk, November 2013

Other Formats for the Records

The committee's report as printed in the Journal of the Texas House of Representatives, 45th Legislature, Regular Session (1937) is available through the Texas Legislative Reference Library website.

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Detailed Description of the Records

 

House of Representatives Committee to Investigate Crowded Conditions in Capitol and State Owned Office Buildings report, 1937,
fractional

Box
2-10/846 Report, April 30, 1937
[Report was filed with the Chief Clerk on May 14, 1937.]

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