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Overview

Agency History

Laura Bush Biographical Sketch

Scope and Contents of the Records

Organization of the Records

Restrictions

Index Terms

Related Material

Administrative Information

Description of Series

Correspondence, 1994-1999, bulk 1995-1999,

Press releases and news clippings, 1994-1999, bulk 1995-1999,

Invitations and regrets, 1994-1999, bulk 1995-1999,

Texas Book Festival notebooks, 1996-1999,

Foundation files, 1996-2000, bulk 1998-2000,

Office files, 1995-2000, bulk 1995-1996, 1998-1999,

Texas State Library and Archives Commission

Texas Governor George W. Bush:

An Inventory of First Lady Laura Bush's Files (Part II) Located at the George W. Bush Presidential Library, 1994-2000, bulk 1995-1999



Overview

Creator: Texas. Governor (1995-2000 : Bush)
Title: First Lady Laura Bush's files (Part II)
Dates: 1994-2000
Dates: bulk 1995-1999
Abstract: The Texas Office of the First Lady encompasses the official governmental activities of the spouse of the governor and functions as a subdivision of the Office of the Governor in practice. The records in this finding aid are correspondence, press releases and news clippings, invitations and regrets, Texas Book Festival notebooks, foundation files, and office files, 1994 to 2000, bulk 1995-1999, concerning Texas First Lady Laura Bush.
Quantity: 11.4 cubic ft.
Location: These records are located at the George W. Bush Presidential Library in Dallas, Texas.
Language: These materials are written predominately in English with a few phrases and letters in Spanish.
Repository: Texas State Archives

Agency History

The Texas Office of the First Lady encompasses the official governmental activities of the spouse of the governor. The Office of the First Lady is not an actual state agency and functions as a subdivision of the Office of the Governor. To date, there is scant legislation regarding this office. As such, it is defined more by tradition and individual preference than legislation. Although not legally mandated, "at the request of the Governor, and to represent the State of Texas" is the guiding phrase for all the First Lady's official activities. To facilitate this end, the Travel Regulations Act (Texas Government Code, Section 660.203(b)) states that the governor's spouse is entitled to reimbursement for expenses incurred while performing duties at the direction of the governor. These duties have traditionally included acting as hostess during receptions at the Governor's Mansion, presiding over selected welfare organizations and initiatives, accompanying the Governor in official travels, and participating in selected ceremonial duties. Texas Government Code, Section 442.0071(d) outlines the First Lady's role in the decoration of the Governor's Mansion. It states that the Texas Historical Commission must solicit the advice and approval of the First Lady before making changes to the decoration of the Governor's Mansion.

Moreover, the First Lady is often appointed as a member of the Inaugural Endowment Fund Committee. According to Texas Government Code, Section 401.011(b), the inaugural endowment fund may be expended for "decorating, furnishing, preserving, or improving the Capitol, the Governor's Mansion, or other state property of historical significance or for grants in support of public schools, public libraries, or other charitable causes at the discretion of the inaugural endowment fund committee." All of these areas have historically fallen under the influence of the First Lady.

The Texas Office of the First Lady includes one assistant, and the First Lady often relies on the support staff of the Governor for assistance in communications and scheduling in her official capacity.

(Sources include: Information in the records of First Lady Laura Bush's files and the following Texas Government Code Statutes: Section 660.203(b), Section 442.0071(d), and Section 401.011 (b).)

(Sources include: Guide to Texas State Agencies, 9th and 10th eds., (1996 and 1999); the contents of the records; and versions of the Governor's Office web site during Governor Bush's term available on the Internet Archive at http://web.archive.org/web/*/http://www.governor.state.tx.us, accessed on March 3, 2009.)

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Laura Bush Biographical Sketch

Laura Bush acted as First Lady of Texas from January 17, 1995 when her husband George W. Bush was sworn in as Texas Governor to December 21, 2000 when Bush resigned as Texas Governor. She became First Lady of the United States when her husband, George W. Bush, was inaugurated as president of the United States in January 2001.

During her tenure as Texas First Lady, Mrs. Bush supported many causes related to women's and children's health, education, and literacy. Her four major initiatives were Take Time for Kids (a public awareness and educational campaign that gives caregivers information about parenting topics), Family Literacy (urging Texas communities to establish family literacy programs through local collaboration with the Barbara Bush Foundation for Family Literacy), Reach Out and Read (a pediatric-based literacy program), and Ready to Read (focusing on early childhood education programs).

In addition, Mrs. Bush established the Texas Book Festival, which raises grant money for public libraries, and opened Rainbow Rooms in several locations throughout the state to provide emergency resources for abused and neglected children. In conjunction with these Rainbow Rooms, she promoted the Adopt-a-Caseworker program to provide a support system for Child Protective Services caseworkers through private sponsorship. Finally, Mrs. Bush was a advocate of breast cancer and Alzheimer's awareness and research throughout her tenure.

Laura Bush (neé Welch), only daughter of Harold Bruce Welch and Jenna Louise Hawkins, was born on November 4, 1946 in Midland, Texas. In 1968, Mrs. Bush earned a Bachelor of Science degree in education from Southern Methodist University. Upon graduating, she worked as a schoolteacher first at Longfellow Elementary School in the Dallas Independent School District before moving on to John F. Kennedy Elementary School in the Houston Independent School District in 1969, where she remained until 1972. Mrs. Bush then received a Master of Science degree in Library Science in 1973 from the University of Texas at Austin. Thereafter, she worked at the Kashmere Gardens Branch of the Houston Public Library until 1974, when she returned to Austin to work at Dawson Elementary School in the Austin Independent School District until 1977.

George W. Bush and Laura Bush were married on November 5, 1977. They have two daughters, Jenna and Barbara (both born in 1981). Since that time, she has volunteered for several charitable organizations, including the Dallas County Community Partners, which launched the first Rainbow Room. She has also served on the national board of Reading is Fundamental, Southern Methodist University's 21st Century Council, and the advisory boards of the University of Texas Graduate School of Library and Information Science and the American Library Association's office of intellectual freedom.

(Sources include: First Lady Laura Bush's official White House biography: http://www.whitehouse.gov/firstlady/flbio.html)

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Scope and Contents of the Records

The Texas Office of the First Lady encompasses the official governmental activities of the spouse of the governor and functions as a subdivision of the Office of the Governor in practice. The records in this finding aid are correspondence, press releases and news clippings, invitations and regrets, Texas Book Festival notebooks, foundation files, and office files, 1994 to 2000, bulk 1995 to 1999, concerning Texas First Lady Laura Bush. The series Correspondence consists of correspondence (incoming and outgoing) between the general public and Texas First Lady Laura Bush, ranging in date from 1994-1999. The largest subseries is general correspondence; other prominent subseries include recipe requests, Texas writers (which includes correspondence with Janice Woods Windle, Ruthe Winegarten, Sandra Cisneros, and other Texas authors), and auction items and requests.

Press releases and news clippings relate to Texas First Lady Laura Bush or areas of interest to her professionally, such as interviews with authors featured at the Texas Book Festival or projects at local public libraries. The materials range in date from May 1994 to July 1999.

The Invitations and regrets series, 1994-1999, bulk 1995-1999, is composed of declined invitations to Texas First Lady Laura Bush and response letters of regret sent by the Office of the First Lady. The records themselves include letters, cards, faxes, programs, brochures, and other documentation concerning these invitations. Also contained are invitations forwarded to the Office of the First Lady by the Scheduling Office of Governor George W. Bush.

Texas Book Festival notebooks, 1996-2000, document the First Lady's participation and interest in the Texas Book Festival. The records include meeting packets handed out, press releases, speeches, correspondence, financial records, and news clippings concerning the Texas Book Festival.

The Foundation files, 1996-2000, contain meeting materials, attendee lists, agendas, correspondence and e-mails, all concerning charitable foundations Texas First Lady Laura Bush was interested in, such as the El Paso Del Norte Health Foundation, Meadows Foundation, Inc., Sid Richardson Foundation, and the Tocker Foundation, and other resources for philanthropic work to be carried out by the Texas Office of the First Lady.

The last series, Office files, is made up of telephone logs, listing location and telephone number called, for the Office of the First Lady from January 1995 to December 1998, and a visitors register spanning January 29, 1999 to December 28, 1999. The call logs are grouped together by month and headed by a form memorandum from Vickers Meadows, director of administration in the Governor's Office. There is a gap in telephone records from December 1996 to October 1997. The visitors register book contains individual visitors' names, home addresses, time and date of visit, and a brief note written by the visitor. Two of the entries postdate Laura Bush's tenure as Texas First Lady.

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Organization of the Records

These records are organized into five series by the agency and State Archives staff:
Correspondence, 1994-1999, 4.8 cubic ft.
Press releases and news clippings, 1994-1999, bulk 1995-1999, 0.9 cubic ft.
Invitations and regrets, 1994-1999, bulk 1995-1999, 3.3 cubic ft.
Texas Book Festival notebooks, 1996-1999, 1.1 cubic ft.
Foundation files, 1996-2000, bulk 1998-2000, 1.1 cubic ft.
Office files, 1995-2000, bulk 1995-1996, 1998-1999, 0.2 cubic ft.

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Restrictions

Restrictions on Access

Because of the possibility that portions of these records fall under Public Information Act exceptions including, but not limited to, home address and phone numbers of government employees or officials (V.T.C.A., Government Code Sections 552.117 and 552.1175); e-mail addresses (V.T.C.A., Government Code Section 552.137); financial information (V.T.C.A., Government Code Section 552.136); records relating to allegations of child abuse (V.T.C.A., Government Code Section 552.101, Family Code Section 261.201 (a)); psychiatric evaluations (V.T.C.A., Government Code Section 552.101, Health and Safety Code Section 611.002); driver's license numbers (V.T.C.A., Government Code Section 552.130); social security numbers (V.T.C.A., Government Code Section 552.147); agency memoranda (V.T.C.A., Government Code Section 552.111); and student records (V.T.C.A., Government Code Sections 552.114 and 552.026), an archivist must review these records before they can be accessed for research. The records may be requested for research under the provisions of the Public Information Act (V.T.C.A., Government Code, Chapter 552). The researcher may request an interview with an archivist or submit a request by mail (Texas State Library and Archives Commission, P. O. Box 12927, Austin, TX 78711), fax (512-463-5436), email (Dir_Lib@tsl.state.tx.us), or see our web page (https://www.tsl.state.tx.us/requestgovernorbushrecords.html). Include enough description and detail about the information requested to enable the archivist to accurately identify and locate the information requested. (Note: The Governor's Office has requested that the State Archives contact the Public Information Coordinator for the Governor's Office when we receive a Public Information Act request for these records.) If our review reveals information that may be excepted by the Public Information Act, we are obligated to seek an open records decision from the Attorney General on whether the records can be released. The Public Information Act allows the Archives ten working days after receiving a request to make this determination. The Attorney General has 45 working days to render a decision. Alternately, the Archives can inform you of the nature of the potentially excepted information and if you agree, that information can be redacted or removed and you can access the remainder of the records.

Records series in this finding aid have access restrictions specific to each of them. The terms of access are found following the series description.

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

Researchers are required to wear gloves provided by the Archives when reviewing photographic materials.

To view the slide please contact Archives staff.

Records contain information on a 3.5 inch computer disk. The researcher wishing to view any of the information on the disk should consult with Archives staff and be aware that the archives may not own the equipment needed to access some disk information.

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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.
Personal Names:
Bush, Laura Welch, 1946-
Corporate Names:
Texas. Office of the Governor. First Lady
Subjects:
Educational change--Texas.
Literacy--Government policy--Texas.
Breast cancer--Government policy--Texas.
Community development--Texas.
Children--Health and hygiene--Texas.
Texas Book Festival--Texas.
Governors--Texas--Wives.
Governor's Mansion--Texas.
Places:
Texas--Politics and government--1951-
Document Types:
Correspondence--Texas--Governors--Wives--1994-1999.
Clippings--Texas--Governors--Wives--1995-1999.
Press releases--Texas--Governors--Wives--1995-1999.
Memoranda--Texas--Governors--Wives--1995-1999.
Notes--Texas--Governors--Wives--1995-1999.
Calendars--Texas--Governors--Wives--1995-1999.
Functions:
Representing governor,

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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 Governor George W. Bush, Press Office, First Lady's speech and press files, 1980-2000, undated, bulk 1995-2000, 6.5 cubic ft.
Texas Governor George W. Bush, First Lady Laura Bush's files (part I), about 1994-1999, bulk 1995-1999, 15.38 cubic ft.
Texas Governor George W. Bush, Scheduling Office records, Invitations, 1994-2000, undated, bulk 1995-2000, 94.4 cubic ft.
Texas Governor George W. Bush, Press Office records, Clippings, 1995-2000, undated, bulk 1995-2000, 103 cubic ft.

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Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

(Identify the item and cite the series), First Lady Laura Bush's files (part II), Texas Governor George W. Bush records. Archives and Information Services Division, Texas State Library and Archives Commission.

Accession Information

Accession number: 2002/151

In December 2000, Governor George W. Bush designated the George Bush presidential Library as the repository for the records from his tenure as Governor of Texas, under authority of Texas Government Code, Section 441.201. Shortly after he left office, the records were shipped to the Bush Library in College Station, Texas. Texas Attorney General John Cornyn ruled that the records are state records subject to the Texas Public Information Act and the management of the Texas State Library and Archives Commission even after transfer to a federal facility (Opinion No. JC-0498, May 3, 2002). In July 2002 the records were transferred from the Bush Library to the Texas State Archives in Austin for preparation for research use. In June 2003, a memorandum of understanding signed by representatives of the National Archives and Records Administration, the Texas State Library and Archives Commission, and George W. Bush replaced a January 2002 interim memorandum of understanding. The records were moved to the George W. Bush Presidential Library in February 2013.

Processing Information

Jessica Tucker, October 2006, November 2006, February 2007, March 2007, April 2007

Finding aid updated and made DACS compliant by Jessica Tucker and Tonia J. Wood, April 2013

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Detailed Description of the Records

 

Correspondence, 1994-1999, bulk 1995-1999,
4.8 cubic ft.

The Texas Office of the First Lady encompasses the official governmental activities of the spouse of the governor and functions as a subdivision of the Office of the Governor in practice. Laura Bush served as Texas First Lady from 1995 to 2000. The records consist of correspondence, ranging in date from 1994 to 1999, bulk 1995-1999. The largest subseries is general correspondence. Other prominent subseries include recipe requests, Texas writers, auction items and requests, and the official correspondence of Laura Bush's assistant, Andrea Ball. The Texas writers subseries includes correspondence with noted Texas authors, such as Janice Woods Windle, Ruthe Winegarten, Sandra Cisneros, and Paula Mitchell Marks.
Arrangement
These records are arranged first topically, and then chronologically by response to initial correspondence as maintained by the agency. Misfilings have been corrected by State Archives staff.
Restrictions on Access
Because of the possibility that portions of these records fall under Public Information Act exceptions including, but not limited to, home address and phone numbers of government employees or officials (V.T.C.A., Government Code Sections 552.117 and 552.1175); e-mail addresses (V.T.C.A., Government Code Section 552.137); records relating to allegations of child abuse (V.T.C.A., Government Code Section 552.101, Family Code Section 261.201 (a)); psychiatric evaluations (V.T.C.A., Government Code Section 552.101, Health and Safety Code Section 611.002); driver's license numbers (V.T.C.A., Government Code Section 552.130); social security numbers (V.T.C.A., Government Code Section 552.147); and agency memoranda (V.T.C.A., Government Code Section 552.111), an archivist must review these records before they can be accessed for research. The records may be requested for research under the provisions of the Public Information Act (V.T.C.A., Government Code, Chapter 552). The researcher may request an interview with an archivist or submit a request by mail (Texas State Library and Archives Commission, P. O. Box 12927, Austin, TX 78711), fax (512-463-5436), email (Dir_Lib@tsl.state.tx.us), or see our web page (https://www.tsl.state.tx.us/requestgovernorbushrecords.html). Include enough description and detail about the information requested to enable the archivist to accurately identify and locate the information requested. (Note: The Governor's Office has requested that the State Archives contact the Public Information Coordinator for the Governor's Office when we receive a Public Information Act request for these records.) If our review reveals information that may be excepted by the Public Information Act, we are obligated to seek an open records decision from the Attorney General on whether the records can be released. The Public Information Act allows the Archives ten working days after receiving a request to make this determination. The Attorney General has 45 working days to render a decision. Alternately, the Archives can inform you of the nature of the potentially excepted information and if you agree, that information can be redacted or removed and you can access the remainder of the records.
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
Researchers are required to wear gloves provided by the Archives when reviewing photographic materials.
Records contain information on a 3.5 inch computer disk. The researcher wishing to view any of the information on the disk should consult with Archives staff and be aware that the archives may not own the equipment needed to access some disk information.
Preferred Citation
(Identify the item), Correspondence, First Lady Laura Bush's files, Texas Governor George W. Bush's records. Archives and Information Services Division, Texas State Library and Archives Commission.
Processed by
Jessica Tucker, October 2006
Box
2002/151-347 1994-1995
General:
December 19, 1994-February 7, 1995
February 8-15, 1995
February 15-28, 1995
[File contains correspondence assigned the following unique number: 9501230009]
February 28-March 1, 1995
[Contains possibly excepted information: agency memorandum]
March 1-3, 1995
[File contains correspondence assigned the following unique number: 9502200493]
March 3-8, 1995
March 8-13, 1995
March 13, 1995
March 14-24, 1995
[File contains correspondence assigned the following unique number: 9503200060]
March 28-April 5, 1995
April 10-11, 1995
April 11-17, 1995
April 17, 1995
April 17-May 3, 1995
May 3-11, 1995
May 11-26, 1995
May 30-June 5, 1995
June 7-21, 1995
June 23-July 5, 1995
July 5-12, 1995
July 12-13, 1995
July 13, 1995
July 13-17, 1995
July 19, 1995
July 31-August 14, 1995
August 16-September 14, 1995
September 14-19, 1995
September 22-October 5, 1995
October 10-16, 1995
October 16-November 7, 1995
November 7-13, 1995
November 13-December 7, 1995
December 7-18, 1995
December 21, 1995
Box
2002/151-376 December 21, 1995
Auction items and requests:
February 24-April 12, 1995
April 24-July 31, 1995
August 9-September 6, 1995
September 11-October 8, 1995
October 10-November 8, 1995
November 12-22, 1995
November 27, 1995
November 29-December 12, 1995
December 20, 1995
Recipe requests:
March 13-May 19, 1995
[File contains correspondence assigned the following unique number: 9504250211]
August 9-December 7, 1995
Incoming correspondence, February 28-May 31, 1995
Texas Artists:
March 14, 1995
March 27-August 16, 1995
Texas Writers:
Winter 1994-1995
December 5, 1994-January 27, 1995
February 6, 1995
[2 folders]
[Some of the documents in this folder are incorrectly dated as 1994.]
February 6-7, 1995
February 8-28, 1995
February 28, 1995
[File contains correspondence with Mary Brooke Casad.]
March 2-3, 1995
March 6-29, 1995
[File contains correspondence with Janice Woods Windle.]
March 29, 1995
April 3-11, 1995
[File contains correspondence assigned the following unique number: 9502280300]
April 24, 1995
[3 folders]
[File contains correspondence assigned the following unique number: 9503310225]
April 28-May 26, 1995
[File contains correspondence with Paula Mitchell Marks.]
May 30-June 23, 1995
[File contains correspondence with William H. Goetzmann.]
June 23-30, 1995
[File contains correspondence with Felix D. Almaraz.]
June 30, 1995
July 7-13, 1995
[File contains correspondence with Robert Skimin.]
July 18-September 5, 1995
[File contains correspondence with Barbara Stanush and Sandra Cisneros.]
October 5-10, 1995
[File contains correspondence with Deborah Douglas.]
October 10, 1995
November 13-December 4, 1995
[File contains correspondence with John R. Knaggs.]
December 4, 1995
December 11-21, 1995
1996
General:
January 4-14, 1996
[File contains correspondence assigned the following unique number: 9601020162]
January 16, 1996
January 16-31, 1996
January 31, 1996
February 2-8, 1996
February 12-14, 1996
February 14-22, 1996
[File contains correspondence assigned the following unique number: 9602270206]
March 4-5, 1996
March 5, 1996
March 20-25, 1996
April 2-15, 1996
April 22, 1996
[3 folders]
April 22-May 1, 1996
May 1-7, 1996
May 7-15, 1996
May 15-29, 1996
June 3-5, 1996
[File contains correspondence assigned the following unique number: 9605090129]
June 6-18, 1996
July 3-8, 1996
July 15, 1996
July 16-August 8, 1996
[File contains correspondence assigned the following unique number: 9606090092]
August 8, 1996
August 10-23, 1996
August 23-September 3, 1996
September 4-6, 1996
September 6-17, 1996
September 17, 1996
September 17-26, 1996
September 26-October 3, 1996
October 10-30, 1996
October 30-December 1, 1996
December 2- 4, 1996
December 4-11, 1996
December 11-17, 1996
[Contains possibly excepted information: government employee's home address]
December 17-19, 1996
December 20-21, 1996
Auction items and requests:
January 5-29, 1996
January 29-30, 1996
February 12-22, 1996
Box
2002/151-377 February 22-March 7, 1996
March 7-April 23, 1996
[Contains possibly excepted information: home phone number and address of government employee]
May 29-June 5, 1996
July 20-August 22, 1996
[Contains possibly excepted information: home phone number and address of government employee]
August 23-September 26, 1996
September 26-October 20, 1996
October 21-November 1, 1996
November 1-December 26, 1996
[Contains possibly excepted information: home phone number and address of government employee]
No response :
November 13, 1995-February 2, 1996
February 6-March 20, 1996
March 25-May 13, 1996
May 28-July 6, 1996
July 10-August 7, 1996
August 27-December 11, 1996
Texas Library Journal article, June 29, 1996
Literacy correspondence:
Spring 1996-May 1, 1996
May 6, 1996
May 7, 1996
May 29, 1996
August 5, 1996
September 5, 1996
Forwarded correspondence:
March 5-25, 1996
[Contains possibly excepted information: driver's license number]
March 25-April 22, 1996
April 22, 1996
May 7-9, 1996
[File contains correspondence assigned the following unique number: 9605030100]
June 5-12, 1996
June 12-August 8, 1996
August 8-29, 1996
August 29-September 26, 1996
October 3-29, 1996
October 30-November 8, 1996
November 18-December 11, 1996
[Contains possibly excepted information: e-mail address]
December 11-17, 1996
[Contains possibly excepted information: driver's license number and social security number]
National Domestic Hotline correspondence, April 18-July 16, 1996
Recipe requests, January 29-October 8, 1996
Ball, Andrea:
May 8-10, 1996
[Contains possibly excepted information: agency memorandum]
May 15, 1996
May 15-August 5, 1996
Texas Writers:
January 26-March 5, 1996
[File contains correspondence with Stephanie L. Autrey.]
March 5-April 8, 1996
[File contains correspondence with Janice Shefelman.]
April 8-May 16, 1996
May 22, 1996
May 29-September 13, 1996
September 17-December 11, 1996
December 11, 1996
[File contains correspondence with Carolyn Banks.]
December 18, 1996
[File contains correspondence with Sammye Munson.]
1997
General:
January 6-17, 1997
January 21-30, 1997
January 30, 1997
January 30-February 13, 1997
February 19-25, 1997
February 26, 1997
February 26-28, 1997
February 28-March 5, 1997
March 5-7, 1997
March 7, 1997
March 7-19, 1997
March 19, 1997
March 21-24, 1997
[Contains possibly excepted information: driver's license number]
March 25-26, 1997
March 26, 1997
April 7-8, 1997
April 1997
April 11-15, 1997
April 16-May 6, 1997
May 6, 1997
May 7-12, 1997
May 12-13, 1997
May 13-16, 1997
May 19-23, 1997
[Contains possibly excepted information: e-mail address and driver's license number]
May 23-29, 1997
May 29, 1997
June 3-16, 1997
June 18, 1997
June 19-July 3, 1997
July 3, 1997
July 14-August 4, 1997
August 4-11, 1997
Box
2002/151-378 August 11-20, 1997
[Contains possibly excepted information: agency memorandum]
August 20, 1997
August 21-September 8, 1997
September 9-22, 1997
September 27-October 1, 1997
October 10-17, 1997
October 17-24, 1997
October 24, 1997
October 27, 1997
October 27, 1997
November 3-7, 1997
November 7-24, 1997
November 24, 1997
December 1-9, 1997
December 16-18, 1997
Recipe requests, 1997
Forwarded correspondence:
January 30-March 7, 1997
April 14-May 13, 1997
May 21-June 10, 1997
[Contains possibly excepted information: social security number]
July 3-10, 1997
[Contains possibly excepted information: e-mail address]
July 28-October 4, 1997
October 9-21, 1997
December 4-12, 1997
Education Forward:
January 6-February 20, 1997
February 26-May 29, 1997
[Contains possibly excepted information: e-mail address]
August 22-September 22, 1997
November 24, 1997
[4 folders]
[Contains possibly excepted information: e-mail address]
November 24-December 16, 1997
No response:
January 20, 1997
March 20-April 24, 1997
May 8-19, 1997
[Contains possibly excepted information: agency memorandum]
June 7-July 1, 1997
July 1-September 1, 1997
September 3, 1997-November 12, 1997
Texas Writers:
January 10-21, 1997
[File contains correspondence with Beth Fowler.]
January 30-March 7, 1997
[File contains correspondence with Winston Bode.]
March 17-May 1, 1997
[File contains correspondence with Lee Byrd.]
May 6, 1997
May 6-June 19, 1997
[File contains correspondence with Sharon Kahn.]
June 20-August 13, 1997
[File contains correspondence with Sammye Munson.]
[File contains correspondence assigned the following unique number: 9706270130]
August 25-29, 1997
[File contains correspondence with Deborah Douglas.]
September 18-October 24, 1997
November 7-December 12, 1997
[File contains correspondence with Judy Alter.]
Auction items and requests:
January 10-21, 1997
January 30-February 10, 1997
February 12-March 17, 1997
[Contains possibly excepted information: government employee's home address]
March 18-24, 1997
[File contains correspondence assigned the following unique number: 9704020095]
March 26-May 12, 1997
May 16-June 10, 1997
June 12-July 8, 1997
July 9-September 18, 1997
September 18-October 10, 1997
October 13-November 18, 1997
December 2-22, 1997
[Contains possibly excepted information: government employee's home address]
[File contains correspondence assigned the following unique number: 9712160238]
1998
General:
January 7-16, 1998
[File contains correspondence assigned the following unique number: 9712040124]
January 20, 1998
[Contains possibly excepted information: government employee's home addresses]
January 21, 1998
January 22-30, 1998
February 2, 1998
February 3-13, 1998
February 13-21, 1998
February 23-26, 1998
[File contains correspondence assigned the following unique number: 9802050709]
February 26-March 9, 1998
March 12-16, 1998
March 16-24, 1998
March 24-April 2, 1998
April 2-7, 1998
April 7-14, 1998
April 14-28, 1998
April 28-30, 1998
April 30-May 11, 1998
May 11-12, 1998
[Contains possibly excepted information: home phone number of a law enforcement officer]
May 12-18, 1998
May 20-26, 1998
[Contains possibly excepted information: e-mail address]
May 28-June 8, 1998
June 9, 1998
[Contains possibly excepted information: e-mail address]
June 9-23, 1998
[File contains correspondence assigned the following unique number: 9806020137]
[Contains possibly excepted information: agency memorandum]
June 23, 1998
June 23-July 2, 1998
July 6-13, 1998
July 13-August 11, 1998
August 11-12, 1998
August 14, 1998
August 14-19, 1998
[Contains possibly excepted information: e-mail address]
August 19, 1998
Box
2002/151-379 August 19, 1998
[2 folders]
August 21-27, 1998
[Contains possibly excepted information: financial information, e-mail address]
August 28-September 1, 1998
[Contains possibly excepted information: e-mail address]
September 1-9, 1998
September 10-22, 1998
[Contains possibly excepted information: e-mail address]
September 22-25, 1998
September 25-October 5, 1998
[Contains possibly excepted information: e-mail address, agency memorandum]
[File contains correspondence assigned the following unique number: 9809220129]
October 6-12, 1998
October 12-23, 1998
October 26-27, 1998
[Contains possibly excepted information: e-mail address]
October 27-30, 1998
[File contains correspondence assigned the following unique number: 9810160254]
[Contains possibly excepted information: e-mail address]
October 31-November 3, 1998
[Contains possibly excepted information: e-mail address]
November 3-6, 1998
[Contains possibly excepted information: e-mail address]
November 6-13, 1998
[File contains correspondence assigned the following unique number: 9811120090]
November 13-17, 1998
[File contains correspondence assigned the following unique number: 9811100395]
November 17-December 3, 1998
December 3, 1998
[2 folders]
December 3-4, 1998
December 6-7, 1998
December 7, 1998
December 9-11, 1998
December 11-22, 1998
December 31, 1998
Texas Writers:
January 7-March 16, 1998
April 7-21, 1998
April 30-July 13, 1998
[File contains correspondence with Geraldine Carson and Deborah Douglas.]
July 13-September 24, 1998
[File contains correspondence with Liz Carpenter.]
September 24-October 23, 1998
November 5-December 3, 1998
[File contains correspondence with Marilyn Covington.]
December 3-17, 1998
[File contains correspondence with Mary Brooke Casad and Ruthe Winegarten.]
Recipe requests, April 20-September 11, 1998
Education Forward:
January 14-October 20, 1998
November 5-December 7, 1998
Auction items and requests:
probably 1998
January 7-February 5, 1998
February 17-April 1, 1998
April 2-May 11, 1998
[Contains possibly excepted information: government employee's home address]
May 14-27, 1998
June 5-July 7, 1998
[File contains correspondence assigned the following unique number: 9806100340]
July 14-September 3, 1998
September 14-October 6, 1998
October 8-December 9, 1998
December 11-31, 1998
Endorsement, July 10, 1998
Holmsley, Barbara, December 15, 1997, January 20, 1998
Keep Texas Beautiful, Board of Governors, May 11, 1998
No response, January 16, 1998
Goodwill Industries Advertising Campaign, April 22-December 3, 1998
Texas State Park and Wildlife Seventy-Fifth Anniversary Co-chair, January-March 18, 1998
[4 folders]
1999
General:
January 6-20, 1999
January 20-27, 1999
January 28-February 5, 1999
February 8-16, 1999
February 16-19, 1999
February 19-25, 1999
March 1-2, 1999
March 2-9, 1999
[Contains possibly excepted information: social security number]
March 9-11, 1999
March 11-21, 1999
March 22, 1999
March 22-26, 1999
[Contains possibly excepted information: e-mail address]
March 27-30, 1999
March 31-April 6, 1999
[Contains possibly excepted information: internal memorandum and psychological evaluation]
[File contains correspondence assigned the following unique number: 9903190143]
April 6-9, 1999
[Contains possibly excepted information: e-mail address]
April 9-10, 1999
April 12, 1999
[Contains possibly excepted information: e-mail address]
April 12-16, 1999
April 16-19, 1999
April 19, 1999
April 19-April 21, 1999
[Contains possibly excepted information: e-mail address and psychological evaluation]
April 23-27, 1999
April 28, 1999
[2 folders]
April 29-May 4, 1999
[Contains possibly excepted information: e-mail address]
May 4-5, 1999
May 5-11, 1999
May 12-14, 1999
[Contains possibly excepted information: e-mail address]
May 17-21, 1999
[Contains possibly excepted information: e-mail address]
May 24, 1999
May 25, 1999
May 25-June 1, 1999
Box
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June 8, 1999
June 8-10, 1999
June 14, 1999
June 14-17, 1999
June 18, 1999
June 18-24, 1999
June 24, 1999
[2 folders]
June 24-30, 1999
June 30-July 7, 1999
July 7-12, 1999
July 12, 1999
[2 folders]
July 12-19, 1999
July 19, 1999
July 20-22, 1999
July 22, 1999
August 9-November 1, 1999
[Contains possibly excepted information: records related to the investigation of alleged child abuse]
Education Forward, January 12-March 10, 1999
Texas Challenge Advisory Committee Honorary Chair:
March 11-31, 1998
March 31, 1998
[2 folders]
March 31-September 16, 1999
Mexic Arte, May 27-July 13, 1999
Habitat for Humanities, First Ladies House, Honorary Chair, May 24-July 22, 1999
Auction request, January 6, 1999
The Splendor of Rome, Art Capital of the Eighteenth Century, Honorary Committee, April 15-30, 1999

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Press releases and news clippings, 1994-1999, bulk 1995-1999,
0.9 cubic ft.

The Texas Office of the First Lady encompasses the official governmental activities of the spouse of the governor and functions as a subdivision of the Office of the Governor in practice. The records are press releases and news clippings related to Texas First Lady Laura Bush or areas of interest to her professionally, such as interviews with authors featured at the Texas Book Festival or projects at local public libraries. They range in date from May 1994 to July 1999, bulk 1995 to 1999. Some, but not all, the clippings were supplied by the Texas Press Association. Most of the clippings are stamped with the date and name of the publication they were taken from. Press releases and news clippings from 1995 were not separated by the agency, but rather foldered together as "Media Clips and Quotes."
Arrangement
These records are arranged chronologically as maintained by the agency. Misfilings have been corrected by State Archives staff.
Restrictions on Access
None.
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.
Preferred Citation
(Identify the item), Press releases and news clippings, First Lady Laura Bush's files, Texas Governor George W. Bush's records. Archives and Information Services Division, Texas State Library and Archives Commission.
Processed by
Jessica Tucker, November 2006
Box
2002/151-380 1994-1995
Media Quotes and Clips:
General, May 12, 1994-December 28, 1995
[4 folders]
"Boerne Star for Mrs. Bush," Fall 1994, February 1-February 14, 1995
[3 folders]
1996
Press releases, January 4-December 12, 1996
[7 folders]
News clippings, January 3-December 25, 1996
[16 folders]
1997
Press releases, January 10-December 17, 1997
[6 folders]
News clippings, January 9-December 30, 1997
[16 folders]
1998
Press releases, January 16-December 10, 1998
[4 folders]
News clippings, January 15-December 31, 1998
[14 folders]
Editorials, July 13, 1998
Box
2002/151-381 1999
Press releases, January 21-July 9, 1999
[2 folders]
News clippings, January 13-July 9, 1999, undated
[12 folders]

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Invitations and regrets, 1994-1999, bulk 1995-1999,
3.3 cubic ft.

The Texas Office of the First Lady encompasses the official governmental activities of the spouse of the governor and functions as a subdivision of the Office of the Governor in practice. These records consist entirely of invitations received by mail to Texas First Lady Laura Bush with response letters declining the invitations, 1994-1999, bulk 1995-1999. The records themselves are letters, cards, faxes, programs, brochures, and other documentation concerning invitations to Texas First Lady Laura Bush. Some of the invitations in 1994 and early 1995 contain an event cover sheet with a description, date of event, and date and method (usually by phone or letter) of decline. These records also contain invitations forwarded to the Office of the First Lady by the Scheduling Office of Governor George W. Bush. Most, but not all, of the correspondence includes handwritten notes as to why the invitation was refused, for instance, due to scheduling conflicts. The number of pages for an invitation can range from a single page to over forty, depending on the attachments included; most, however, are two to four pages.
Arrangement
These records have been arranged chronologically by response to event invitation whenever possible, in keeping with the general practice of the agency, by State Archives staff.
Restrictions on Access
Because of the possibility that portions of these records fall under Public Information Act exceptions including, but not limited to, e-mail addresses (V.T.C.A., Government Code Section 552.137); agency memoranda (V.T.C.A., Government Code Section 552.111); and student records (V.T.C.A., Government Code Sections 552.114 and 552.026), an archivist must review these records before they can be accessed for research. The records may be requested for research under the provisions of the Public Information Act (V.T.C.A., Government Code, Chapter 552). The researcher may request an interview with an archivist or submit a request by mail (Texas State Library and Archives Commission, P. O. Box 12927, Austin, TX 78711), fax (512-463-5436), email (Dir_Lib@tsl.state.tx.us), or see our web page (https://www.tsl.state.tx.us/requestgovernorbushrecords.html). Include enough description and detail about the information requested to enable the archivist to accurately identify and locate the information requested. (Note: The Governor's Office has requested that the State Archives contact the Public Information Coordinator for the Governor's Office when we receive a Public Information Act request for these records.) If our review reveals information that may be excepted by the Public Information Act, we are obligated to seek an open records decision from the Attorney General on whether the records can be released. The Public Information Act allows the Archives ten working days after receiving a request to make this determination. The Attorney General has 45 working days to render a decision. Alternately, the Archives can inform you of the nature of the potentially excepted information and if you agree, that information can be redacted or removed and you can access the remainder of the records.
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
Researchers are required to wear gloves provided by the Archives when reviewing photographic materials.
Preferred Citation
(Identify the item), Invitations and regrets, First Lady Laura Bush's files, Texas Governor George W. Bush's records. Archives and Information Services Division, Texas State Library and Archives Commission.
Processed by
Jessica Tucker, February 2007
Box
2002/151-381 1994-1995
December 1, 1994-January 30, 1995
February 1-13, 1995
February 13-27, 995
February 27-March 14, 1995
March 14-24, 1995
March 27-April 6, 1995
April 11, 1995
[File contains correspondence assigned the following unique number: 9503310273]
April 11-22, 1995
April 24-May 7, 1995
[File contains correspondence assigned the following unique number: 9504210679]
May 8-11, 1995
May 15-19, 1995
June 1-30, 1995
June 30-July 18, 1995
July 19-August 24, 1995
August 24-28, 1995
September 1-13, 1995
September 14-25, 1995
[File contains correspondence assigned the following unique number: 9509130038]
September 27-October 2, 1995
October 4-10, 1995
October 10-16, 1995
October 19, 1995-November 3, 1995
[File contains correspondence assigned the following unique number: 9510230289]
November 7-13, 1995
November 13-16, 1995
[File contains correspondence assigned the following unique number: 9511140014]
November 17-22, 1995
November 22-29, 1995
December 11-20, 1995
December 21-28, 1995
1996
January 4-10, 1996
January 10-17, 1996
January 22-29, 1996
[File contains correspondence assigned the following unique numbers: 9601220164 and 9601220167]
January 29-31, 1996
January 31-February 12, 1996
February 12-14, 1996
February 14-19, 1996
February 22-28, 1996
February 28-6, 1996
March 6-7, 1996
March 8-21, 1996
March 21-25, 1996
March 25-April 18, 1996
April 11-18, 1996
April 19-24, 1996
April 24-May 1, 1996
May 1-7, 1996
May 7-15, 1996
May 15-24, 1996
May 24-28, 1996
June 5-19, 1996
June 19-20, 1996
June 21-26, 1996
July 1-8, 1996
[File contains correspondence assigned the following unique number: 960715027]
July 8-15, 1996
July 15-18, 1996
July 23-31, 1996
August 1-5, 1996
[File contains correspondence assigned the following unique number: 9607310006]
August 5-8, 1996
August 8-23, 1996
August 23-28, 1996
August 28-29, 1996
August 29-September 3, 1996
September 4, 1996
September 4-6, 1996
September 6-10, 1996
September 11-17, 1996
September 17-26, 1996
September 26, 1996
October 3-10, 1996
October 10, 1996
[2 folders]
October 11-22, 1996
October 23-30, 1996
Box
2002/151-382 October 30, 1996
[3 folders]
October 30-November 13, 1996
[File contains correspondence assigned the following unique numbers: 9611060383 and 9611060379]
November 14-18, 1996
November 18-21, 1996
November 21-December 2, 1996
December 4-9, 1996
December 9-11, 1996
December 11-18, 1996
[File contains correspondence assigned the following unique number: 9612160001]
December 18-20, 1996
1997
January 6-7, 1997
January 7-8, 1997
January 9, 1997
January 9-10, 1997
January 10-20, 1997
January 20-24, 1997
January 24-29, 1997
January 29, 1997
January 29-30, 1997
January 31, 1997-February 6, 1997
February 7, 1997
[2 folders]
February 7-10, 1997
[File contains correspondence assigned the following unique number: 9701230599]
February 10-18, 1997
February 18, 1997
February 18-19, 1997
February 19-20, 1997
February 24-March 4, 1997
March 4-6, 1997
March 6-11, 1997
March 11-19, 1997
March 19-21, 1997
March 25-April 8, 1997
April 8, 1997
[2 folders]
April 9, 1997
April 9-15, 1997
April 16-21, 1997
[File contains correspondence assigned the following unique number: 9704150275]
April 23-25, 1997
April 25-May 2, 1997
May 2-8, 1997
May 12-13, 1997
May 13-16, 1997
May 21, 1997
May 21-27, 1997
May 27-29, 1997
May 29-30, 1997
May 30-June 9, 1997
June 10-12, 1997
June 12-20, 1997
July 3-7, 1997
July 7-8, 1997
July 8-10, 1997
July 13-16, 1997
July 17, 1997
July 21-August 1, 1997
August 1-4, 1997
August 4, 1997
August 4-7, 1997
August 8-12, 1997
August 12-19, 1997
August 20, 1997
August 20-27, 1997
August 27-September 9, 1997
September 9-18, 1997
September 18-22, 1997
September 25-October 1, 1997
October 2-7, 1997
October 8-16, 1997
October 16-17, 1997
October 17-24, 1997
[File contains correspondence assigned the following unique number: 9710100010]
October 27-31, 1997
November 4-5, 1997
November 7-25, 1997
[Contains possibly excepted information: e-mail address]
November 25-December 1, 1997
December 1, 1997
December 1-4, 1997
December 4-11, 1997
December 12-22, 1997
1998
January 5-9, 1998
January 9, 1998
January 9-12, 1998
Box
2002/151-383 January 12-16, 1998
January 16-21, 1998
January 22-27, 1998
January 27-30, 1998
January 30-February 2, 1998
February 5-9, 1998
February 9-17, 1998
February 17-19, 1998
February 19, 1998
February 19-23, 1998
February 27-March 3, 1998
March 3, 1998
March 3-6, 1998
March 6-11, 1998
March 11-16, 1998
[File contains correspondence assigned the following unique number: 9803110008]
March 17-19, 1998
March 23-25, 1998
March 27-April 6, 1998
April 6-14, 1998
April 14-17, 1998
April 17-28, 1998
April 28-May 1, 1998
May 11-13, 1998
May 15-22, 1998
May 22-27, 1998
May 27-June 9, 1998
June 10-11, 1998
June 15-16, 1998
June 16-17, 1998
June 17-July 1, 1998
July 6-9, 1998
July 13-15, 1998
July 16-20, 1998
July 24-August 13, 1998
August 13-14, 1998
August 14-18, 1998
August 18-25, 1998
August 25-September 1, 1998
September 1, 1998
[2 folders]
September 2- 4, 1998
September 9-14, 1998
September 15-24, 1998
September 24-28, 1998
[Contains possibly excepted information: e-mail address]
September 28-October 1, 1998
October 2-8, 1998
October 8-23, 1998
October 23-November 3, 1998
November 3-15, 1998
[Contains possibly excepted information: e-mail address]
November 16-18, 1998
November 20-December 4, 1998
December 4-7, 1998
[Contains possibly excepted information: e-mail address]
December 7-8, 1998
[Contains possibly excepted information: e-mail address]
December 8-10, 1998
December 10-15, 1998
December 15-28, 1998
1999
January 5-8, 1999
January 8-11, 1999
[Contains possibly excepted information: e-mail address]
January 11, 1999
January 12-13, 1999
January 12-13, 1999
January 21-26, 1999
[Contains possibly excepted information: agency memorandum]
January 26, 1999
[2 folders]
[Contains possibly excepted information: e-mail address]
January 26-29, 1999
January 29-February 1, 1999
February 2-3, 1999
February 3-8, 1999
February 8-12, 1999
February 12-16, 1999
[Contains possibly excepted information: e-mail address]
February 16-18, 1999
February 18-19, 1999
February 19-March 1, 1999
March 1, 1999
March 1-4, 1999
March 4-8, 1999
[File contains correspondence assigned the following unique number: 9903010104]
March 8-9, 1999
March 11-12, 1999
March 12-22, 1999
March 22, 1999
March 22-26, 1999
Box
2002/151-384 March 27-31, 1999
March 31-April 2, 1999
April 2-7, 1999
April 7, 1999
April 9-12, 1999
[Contains possibly excepted information: e-mail address]
April 12-14, 1999
[File contains correspondence assigned the following unique number: 9904070020]
April 15, 1999
[Contains possibly excepted information: e-mail address]
April 16-22, 1999
April 23, 1999
[2 folders]
April 23-27, 1999
April 27-28, 1999
April 28, 1999
[2 folders]
April 29-30, 1999
April 30-May 5, 1999
[Contains possibly excepted information: e-mail address and student records]
May 6-11, 1999
[Contains possibly excepted information: agency memorandum]
May 11-17, 1999
May 17, 1999
May 17-25, 1999
[File contains correspondence assigned the following unique number: 9905170103]
May 26, 1999
[2 folders]
[Contains possibly excepted information: agency memorandum]
May 26-June 8, 1999
June 8-15, 1999
[Contains possibly excepted information: e-mail address]
June 15-17, 1999
[Contains possibly excepted information: e-mail address]
June 17-19, 1999

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Texas Book Festival notebooks, 1996-1999,
1.1 cubic ft.

The Texas Office of the First Lady encompasses the official governmental activities of the spouse of the governor and functions as a subdivision of the Office of the Governor in practice. The Texas Book Festival notebooks date from 1996 to 1999. Held at the State Capitol, the Texas Book Festival is a three-day fund-raiser event founded by Laura Bush to benefit Texas libraries as well as generate publicity for reading and books and spotlight Texas authors. As of 2006, Laura Bush continues to serve as honorary chairwoman for the festival. The criteria for author selection was that the featured authors must have had a book published since January 1995, be of interest to the general public and able to generate sales, and represent the diversity and richness of Texas cultures. Featured authors have included Elmer Kelton, Kinky Friedman, Janice Woods Windle, Rolando Hinojosa-Smith, and Turk Pipkin, among others. Self-published authors could rent exhibitors' booths at the festival to sell their works. Festival activities included panel discussions, children's activities, readings by featured authors, a gala benefit dinner, live music, and book sales. The records in this series consist of the contents of Texas Book Festival notebooks, originally housed in a series of binders for the years 1996, 1997, and 1998, and include meeting packets handed out, press releases, speeches, correspondence, financial records, and news clippings related to the Texas Book Festival.
[Note: The majority of the files contain agency memoranda and working papers, possibly excepted from disclosure (V.T.C.A., Government Code Section 552.111). Because these items are present in the majority of folders, they are not individually marked as confidential in the folder inventory.]
Arrangement
These records are arranged chronologically by Texas Book Festival year and topically within each year's records as maintained by the agency. Misfilings have been corrected by State Archives staff.
Preferred Citation
(Identify the item), Texas Book Festival notebooks, First Lady Laura Bush's files, Texas Governor George W. Bush's records. Archives and Information Services Division, Texas State Library and Archives Commission.
Restrictions on Access
Because of the possibility that portions of these records fall under Public Information Act exceptions including, but not limited to, home address and phone numbers of government employees or officials (V.T.C.A., Government Code Sections 552.117 and 552.1175); e-mail addresses (V.T.C.A., Government Code Section 552.137); financial information (V.T.C.A., Government Code Section 552.136); social security numbers (V.T.C.A., Government Code Section 552.147); and agency memoranda (V.T.C.A., Government Code Section 552.111), an archivist must review these records before they can be accessed for research. The records may be requested for research under the provisions of the Public Information Act (V.T.C.A., Government Code, Chapter 552). The researcher may request an interview with an archivist or submit a request by mail (Texas State Library and Archives Commission, P. O. Box 12927, Austin, TX 78711), fax (512-463-5436), email (Dir_Lib@tsl.state.tx.us), or see our web page (https://www.tsl.state.tx.us/requestgovernorbushrecords.html). Include enough description and detail about the information requested to enable the archivist to accurately identify and locate the information requested. (Note: The Governor's Office has requested that the State Archives contact the Public Information Coordinator for the Governor's Office when we receive a Public Information Act request for these records.) If our review reveals information that may be excepted by the Public Information Act, we are obligated to seek an open records decision from the Attorney General on whether the records can be released. The Public Information Act allows the Archives ten working days after receiving a request to make this determination. The Attorney General has 45 working days to render a decision. Alternately, the Archives can inform you of the nature of the potentially excepted information and if you agree, that information can be redacted or removed and you can access the remainder of the records.
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
Researchers are required to wear gloves provided by the Archives when reviewing photographic materials.
For equipment to view the slide please contact Archives staff.
Processed by
Jessica Tucker, March 2007
Box
2002/151-384 1996:
Materials taken from binder 1
[24 folders]
[The binder included the following sections in this order: Gala's Parties, Underwriters, Volunteers, Guttenberg Bible, Articles of Incorpation, Final Reports, Speeches, and Media Clips. Internal divider tabs mark each section. File contains correspondence with Sarah Jane English.]
Materials taken from binder 2
[23 folders]
[The binder includes the following sections in this order: Book Committee, Advisory Committee, Authors, Meetings, and Correspondence. Internal divider tabs mark each section. File contains correspondence with Larry L. King, Sarah Jane English, John R. Knaggs, Sarah McClendon, Sandra Brown, Liz Carpenter, Deborah Douglas, Karleen Koen, and Naomi Shihah Nye.]
[File contains correspondence assigned the following unique numbers: 9604100319 and 9607170052]
1997:
Materials taken from binder 1
[14 folders]
[The binder includes the following sections in this order: Correspondence, PR (Public Relations) Report, and Committees - Guest List Authors. Internal divider tabs mark each section. File contains correspondence with Naomi Shihah Nye, Larry L. King, Tom Curry, and Ruthe Winegarten.]
[Contains possibly excepted information: financial information and government employee's home address]
Box
2002/151-385 Materials taken from binder 1
[5 folders]
[The binder includes the following sections in this order: Letters/Feedback and Budget/Contributions. Internal divider tabs mark each section. File contains correspondence with Naomi Shihah Nye, Sandra Brown, Frances M. Holden, and Barbara Renaud Gonzalez.]
[Contains possibly excepted information: financial information]
Assorted correspondence and news clippings:
December 18-March 17, 1997
[File contains correspondence with Ruthe Winegarten.]
[File contains correspondence assigned the following unique number: 9611200381]
March 25-May 7, 1997
May 19-June 10, 1997
June 26-July 16, 1997
[Contains possibly excepted information: social security number]
July 17-November 27, 1997
Fact Sheet File, undated
Book Festival Volunteer List, undated
Report to the Texas Book Festival from the Houston Public Library, undated
1998:
Materials taken from binder 1
[9 folders]
[The binder includes the following sections in this order: Correspondence, Authors, Committees, PR Report, and Budget/Contributions. Internal divider tabs mark each section. File contains correspondence with A. C. Greene, Larry L. King, and Dan Jenkins.]
[File contains correspondence assigned the following unique number: 9811170101]
Assorted
[6 folders]
[File contains correspondence assigned the following unique number: 9812010309]
Assorted, 1999
[14 folders]
[File contains correspondence with John P. O'Neill, Alan C. Huffines, and Tom Wolfe.]
[Contains possibly excepted information: e-mail addresses, financial information, and home phone numbers of government employees]

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Foundation files, 1996-2000, bulk 1998-2000,
1.1 cubic ft.

The Texas Office of the First Lady encompasses the official governmental activities of the spouse of the governor and functions as a subdivision of the Office of the Governor in practice. Foundation files consist of meeting materials, attendee lists, agendas, related correspondence and e-mails, all relating to charitable foundations Texas First Lady Laura Bush was interested in, such as the El Paso Del Norte Health Foundation, IBM Foundation, Meadows Foundation, Inc., Sid Richardson Foundation, and the Tocker Foundation, and other resources for philanthropic work to be carried out by the Texas Office of the First Lady, 1996-2000, bulk 1998-2000. Also included in these records is a list of the state agencies comprising the Texas Health and Human Services system, press releases, pamphlets and related materials on Laura Bush's early childhood initiatives, conference hand-outs from the Conference on Southwest Foundations, and materials regarding the development of the bill board advertising campaign "Read to Your Child," featuring a popular athlete reading to a baby or child.
[Note: The majority of the files contain agency memoranda and working papers, possibly excepted from disclosure (V.T.C.A., Government Code Section 552.111). Because these items are present in the majority of folders, they are not individually marked as confidential in the folder inventory.]
Arrangement
These records are arranged chronologically by event date as maintained by the agency. Misfilings have been corrected by State Archives staff.
Preferred Citation
(Identify the item), Foundation files, First Lady Laura Bush's files, Texas Governor George W. Bush's records. Archives and Information Services Division, Texas State Library and Archives Commission.
Restrictions on Access
Because of the possibility that portions of these records fall under Public Information Act exceptions including, but not limited to, e-mail addresses (V.T.C.A., Government Code Section 552.137); financial information (V.T.C.A., Government Code Section 552.136); and agency memoranda (V.T.C.A., Government Code Section 552.111), an archivist must review these records before they can be accessed for research. The records may be requested for research under the provisions of the Public Information Act (V.T.C.A., Government Code, Chapter 552). The researcher may request an interview with an archivist or submit a request by mail (Texas State Library and Archives Commission, P. O. Box 12927, Austin, TX 78711), fax (512-463-5436), email (Dir_Lib@tsl.state.tx.us), or see our web page (https://www.tsl.state.tx.us/requestgovernorbushrecords.html). Include enough description and detail about the information requested to enable the archivist to accurately identify and locate the information requested. (Note: The Governor's Office has requested that the State Archives contact the Public Information Coordinator for the Governor's Office when we receive a Public Information Act request for these records.) If our review reveals information that may be excepted by the Public Information Act, we are obligated to seek an open records decision from the Attorney General on whether the records can be released. The Public Information Act allows the Archives ten working days after receiving a request to make this determination. The Attorney General has 45 working days to render a decision. Alternately, the Archives can inform you of the nature of the potentially excepted information and if you agree, that information can be redacted or removed and you can access the remainder of the records.
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.
Processed by
Jessica Tucker, March 2007
Box
2002/151-385 Foundations - General Information, 1996-1999
[8 folders]
1998:
Foundations Meeting - Mailouts/Faxes
[3 folders]
Foundations Meeting - Preparations
[3 folders]
[Contains possibly excepted information: financial information]
Foundations Meeting - Notes
Foundations Meeting - Attendees List
[3 folders]
Foundations Meeting, May 27, 1998
[5 folders]
Foundations Meeting - Agenda
Foundations Meeting - Talking Points
Foundations - Follow-up
[6 folders]
[Contains possibly excepted information: e-mail address]
[File contains correspondence assigned the following unique number: 9806240243]
Child and Adolescent Trial for Cardiovascular Health,
[2 folders]
Foundation Participants, Foundations Meeting, October 7, 1998
[6 folders]
[Contains possibly excepted information: e-mail addresses]
Foundations Meeting, October 7, 1998
[5 folders]
[Contains possibly excepted information: e-mail addresses]
The Governor and First Lady's Policy Conference on Early Childhood Development and Brain Research, December 10, 1998
[2 folders]
Texas Foundations Meetings, 1998-1999
[3 folders]
[Contains possibly excepted information: e-mail addresses]
Box
2002/151-386 1999:
Foundations, Fall 1999
[4 folders]
[Contains possibly excepted information: e-mail addresses]
Texas Foundations Meeting, Reading and Early Childhood Initiatives, December 10, 1999
[2 folders]
First Lady Laura Bush's Early Childhood Initiatives
[2 folders]
Mrs. Bush Project - General Stuff
[3 folders]
Materials sent to Lizzette Gonzalez by Susan B. Neuman of Temple University
[2 folders]
1999-2000:
University of Texas, Houston, Health Science Center
Bill Boards [Campaign]
[4 folders]
[Contains possibly excepted information: agency memorandum and e-mail addresses]
2000:
Gates Foundation
[7 folders]
[Contains possibly excepted information: e-mail addresses]
UTeach
[4 folders]
[Contains possibly excepted information: e-mail addresses]
Teach for America
[3 folders]
DANA [Charles Dana Center]
Foundations June 8, 2000 Meeting
[11 folders]
[Contains possibly excepted information: e-mail addresses]
Foundation Projects
[5 folders]
[Contains possibly excepted information: e-mail address]
Can Philanthropy Fix Our Schools?, Thomas Forham Foundation 2000 Report
[4 folders]
[Contains possibly excepted information: e-mail address]
Foundations - Actions - 2000
[File contains correspondence assigned the following unique number: 0007260124]
Foundations 2000 (Post Spring)
[Contains possibly excepted information: e-mail addresses]

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Office files, 1995-2000, bulk 1995-1996, 1998-1999,
0.2 cubic ft.

The Texas Office of the First Lady encompasses the official governmental activities of the spouse of the governor and functions as a subdivision of the Office of the Governor in practice. The office files include the records related to telephone calls made in the Office of the First Lady and one visitors register. The office phone subseries contains copies of telephone bills, logs of long distance telephone calls listing phone number and city called, and logs of telephone calls made by credit card or cellular telephone charged to the department. Some of these logs contain notes regarding the purpose of the call, and most contain a statement written by Laura Bush's assistant Andi Ball that all calls on the list were state-related. The call logs are grouped together by month and headed by a form memorandum from Vickers Meadows, director of administration in the Governor's Office. The memorandum title gives the month and year of the calls, for example, "Statement of Long Distance Charges for January and February 1995." The logs are ordered by the dates given on the memoranda. Actual memoranda dates range from May 2, 1995 to May 25, 1999. There is a gap in telephone records from December 1996 to October 1997.
The Visitors Register book covers the time period from January 29, 1999 to December 28, 2000. Two of the entries were made after Governor Bush's term of office was completed. The register includes individual visitors' names, home adresses, time and date of visit, and a brief note written by the visitor, usually expressing political views or impressions of the Capitol.
[Note: The majority of the files contain telephone account information, excepted from disclosure (V.T.C.A., Government Code Section 552.136). Because these items are present in the majority of folders, they are not individually marked as confidential in the folder inventory.]
Arrangement
These records are arranged chronologically by telephone call in the case of the Office phone subseries as maintained by the agency. Misfilings have been corrected by State Archives staff.
Preferred Citation
(Identify the item), Office files, First Lady Laura Bush's files, Texas Governor George W. Bush's records. Archives and Information Services Division, Texas State Library and Archives Commission.
Restrictions on Access
Materials do not circulate, but may be used in the State Archives search room (Room 100). Materials will be retrieved from and returned to storage areas by staff members.
Because of the possibility that portions of these records fall under Public Information Act exceptions including, but not limited to, telephone account numbers and other finacial information (V.T.C.A., Government Code Section 552.136), an archivist must review these records before they can be accessed for research. The records may be requested for research under the provisions of the Public Information Act (V.T.C.A., Government Code, Chapter 552). The researcher may request an interview with an archivist or submit a request by mail (Texas State Library and Archives Commission, P. O. Box 12927, Austin, TX 78711), fax (512-463-5436), email (Dir_Lib@tsl.state.tx.us), or see our web page (https://www.tsl.state.tx.us/requestgovernorbushrecords.html). Include enough description and detail about the information requested to enable the archivist to accurately identify and locate the information requested. (Note: The Governor's Office has requested that the State Archives contact the Public Information Coordinator for the Governor's Office when we receive a Public Information Act request for these records.) If our review reveals information that may be excepted by the Public Information Act, we are obligated to seek an open records decision from the Attorney General on whether the records can be released. The Public Information Act allows the Archives ten working days after receiving a request to make this determination. The Attorney General has 45 working days to render a decision. Alternately, the Archives can inform you of the nature of the potentially excepted information and if you agree, that information can be redacted or removed and you can access the remainder of the records.
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.
Processed by
Jessica Tucker, April 2007
Box
2002/151-386 Office phone:
January 1995-November 1996
[10 folders]
[Contains possibly excepted information: bank account number in the folder labeled "April 1996 (continued) to June 1996"]
November 1997-December 1998
[5 folders]
Visitors register, January 29, 1999-December 28, 2000

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