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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

Event files, 1995-2000, undated, bulk 1995-1999,

Correspondence and subject files, 1980-2000, undated, bulk 1995-2000,

Texas State Library and Archives Commission

Texas Governor George W. Bush:

An Inventory of Governor George W. Bush Press Office Speech and Press Files for First Lady Laura Bush Located at the George W. Bush Presidential Library, 1980-2000, undated, bulk 1995-2000



Overview

Creator: Texas. Governor (1995-2000 : Bush)
Title: Governor George W. Bush Press Office speech and press files for First Lady Laura Bush,
Dates: 1980-2000, undated
Dates: bulk 1995-2000
Abstract: Major responsibilities of the Press Office for Texas Governor George W. Bush included issuing press releases and media advisories on the activities and actions of the Governor, as well as First Lady; writing speeches for the Governor and the First Lady; and collecting, copying, and distributing copies of newspaper clippings about the Governor, First Lady, and issues of concern to Texans. Laura Bush acted as First Lady of Texas from January 17, 1995 to December 21, 2000. These speech and press files covering First Lady Laura Bush's activities were maintained by the Governor's Press Office. Files contain newspaper clippings, press releases and media advisories, speeches given by the First Lady (both drafts and finished copy), scripts for public service announcements (PSAs), event forms, correspondence, staff memoranda, reports (e.g. the First Lady's Early Childhood Development Initiative), media lists, publications, conference materials, audiotapes, and videotapes. The records date from 1980 to 2000 and undated, with the bulk of the records being from 1995 to 2000.
Quantity: 6.5 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 governor of Texas is the chief executive officer of the state, elected by the citizens every four years. The duties and responsibilities of the governor include serving as commander-in-chief of the state's military forces; convening special sessions of the legislature for specific purposes; delivering to the legislature at the beginning of each regular session a report on the condition of the state, an accounting of all public money under the governor's control, a recommended biennial budget, an estimate of the amounts of money required to be raised by taxation, and any recommendations he deems necessary; signing or vetoing bills passed by the legislature; and executing the laws of the state. The governor can grant reprieves and commutations of punishment and pardons, upon the recommendation of the Board of Pardons and Paroles, and revoke conditional pardons. He appoints numerous state officials (with the consent of the Senate), fills vacancies in state and district offices (except vacancies in the legislature), calls special elections to fill vacancies in the legislature, fills vacancies in the United States Senate until an election can be held, and serves as ex officio member of several state boards.

The office of governor was first established by the Constitution of 1845 and superseded the office of president of the Republic of Texas. The position now exists under authority of Article IV, Section 1 of the Constitution of 1876 and Texas Government Code, Chapter 401. To be elected governor, a person must be at least thirty years old, a United States citizen, and a resident of Texas for at least five years preceding the election. In 1972, the term of office was extended from two to four years, effective in 1975. Since 1856 the governor has had the use of the Governor's Mansion.

In 1999 there were 198 full time equivalent employees in the Office of the Governor. Thirteen divisions outside of the Executive Office assist the governor in carrying out his functions: Administration, Appointments, Budget & Planning, Communications, General Counsel, Legislative, Policy, Scheduling, Criminal Justice Division, Governor's Committee on People with Disabilities, Office of Film, Music, Television and Multimedia Industries, Women's Commission, and Texas Council on Workforce and Economic Competitiveness.

Major responsibilities of the Press Office (also known as Communications) under Governor George W. Bush included issuing press releases and media advisories on the activities and actions of the Governor, as well as First Lady Laura Bush; writing speeches for the Governor and the First Lady; collecting, copying, and distributing copies of newspaper clippings about the Governor, First Lady, and issues of concern to Texans; handling requests for interviews with the Governor; and creating and maintaining the Internet website for the Governor's Office. Karen P. Hughes served as Director of Communications until June 1999, when she became Governor Bush's presidential campaign spokesperson.

(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 an 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

Major responsibilities of the Press Office for Texas Governor George W. Bush included issuing press releases and media advisories on the activities and actions of the Governor, as well as First Lady; writing speeches for the Governor and the First Lady; and collecting, copying, and distributing copies of newspaper clippings about the Governor, First Lady, and issues of concern to Texans. Laura Bush acted as First Lady of Texas from January 17, 1995 to December 21, 2000. These speech and press files covering First Lady Laura Bush's activities were maintained by the Governor's Press Office. Files contain newspaper clippings, press releases and media advisories, speeches given by the First Lady (both drafts and finished copy), scripts for PSAs, event forms, correspondence, staff memoranda, reports (e.g. the First Lady's Early Childhood Development Initiative), media lists, publications, conference materials, audiotapes and videotapes. The records date from 1980 to 2000 and undated, with the bulk of the records being from 1995 to 2000. In general, these files reflect the wide variety of issues of interest to First Lady Laura Bush. Especially well represented are her concerns with literacy, early childhood development, libraries, and art.

The series Event files, 1995-2000, undated, bulk 1995-1999, provides information on events in which Texas First Lady Laura Bush participated. The folders in this series usually have a title specifying the event and/or topic the event is connected to and contain material on the event. Most but not all folders contain event forms, which supply the following information: name of event, date, time, location, contact information, other participants, attire, audience (size, description), length of speech if applicable, whether there will be a question-and-answer session, moderator, topic, speaker introducing Mrs. Bush, and other relevant information as added by the primary event contact person. Some of these files also contain speeches, press releases, newspaper clippings, and other documentation associated with the event in question.

Correspondence and subject files, 1980-2000, undated, bulk 1995-2000, contains both correspondence and subject files with background information on topics Laura Bush took an interest in as Texas First Lady. The correspondence files of this series include drafts and templates, as well as copies of final signed letters, often with the incoming letter attached. Correspondents include private citizens, members of organizations, and public officials/employees. Arrangement is somewhat topical, often including a mixture of speeches, news clippings, and other relevant information in the same folder. Lists of media contacts contain addresses, e-mail addresses, and phone and fax numbers for various newspaper, magazine, radio, and television staff. This series also contains some staff memoranda, mostly from Lynn Denton (a staff member of the Policy Office of Governor Bush), either to the First Lady, to other staff, or to both. There are also some files from Charlene Fern of the Governor's Press Office. The subject files provide background information on topics, initiatives, events, and individuals of interest to Laura Bush as First Lady. There are also conference materials and related publications and two First Lady speech indices.

A few folders were empty and have been removed, but the folder titles are listed below in the container listing; notations indicate which were empty.

[Note: The majority of the files contain 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.]

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Organization of the Records

These records are organized into two series by the agency and State Archives staff:
Events files, 1995-2000, undated, bulk 1995-1999, 3 cubic ft.
Correspondence and subject files, 1980-2000, undated, bulk 1995-2000, 3.5 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 addresses and phone numbers of government employees or officials and personal family and medial information (V.T.C.A., Government Code Sections 552.117 and 552.1175); e-mail addresses (V.T.C.A., Government Code Section 552.137); 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.

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

To obtain equipment to view the CD-rom or videocassettes or listen to the audiocassettes, please contact Archives staff.

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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 First Lady.
Texas Governor's Mansion (Austin, Tex.)
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.
Places:
Texas--Politics and government--1951-
Document Types:
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.
Audiocassettes--Texas--Governors--Wives--1995-1999.
Speeches--Texas--Governors--Wives--1995-1999.
Videocassettes--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, Executive Office speeches, about 1994-2000, bulk 1995-2000, 4.71 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, First Lady Laura Bush's files (Part II), about 1994-1999, bulk 1995-1999, 15.38 cubic ft.
Texas Governor George W. Bush, Press Office speech files, 1986, 1989-2000, undated, bulk 1995-2000, 1 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), Texas Governor George W. Bush Press Office speech and press files for First Lady Laura Bush. 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, March 2008, June 2008

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

 

Event files, 1995-2000, undated, bulk 1995-1999,
3 cubic ft.

Major responsibilities of the Press Office for Texas Governor George W. Bush included issuing press releases and media advisories on the activities and actions of the Governor, as well as First Lady; writing speeches for the Governor and the First Lady; and collecting, copying, and distributing copies of newspaper clippings about the Governor, First Lady, and issues of concern to Texans. Event files, 1995-1999, undated, bulk 1995-2000, maintained by the Governor's Press Office, provide information on events participated in by Texas First Lady Laura Bush. The folders usually have a title specifying the event and/or topic the event is connected to and contain material on the event, such as Texas State Cemetery, Rededication Ceremony, March 6, 1997; Pasadena ISD (Independent School District) - Successful School Awards Banquet, October 30, 1996; or Rotary Club of Beaumont, November 19, 1997. Most but not all folders contain event forms, which supply the following information: name of event, date, time, location, contact information, other participants, attire, audience (size, description), length of speech if applicable, whether there will be a question-and-answer session, moderator, topic, speaker introducing Mrs. Bush, and other relevant information as added by the primary event contact person. An agenda is often attached. Some of these files also contain speeches, press releases, newspaper clippings, and other documentation associated with an event, such as brochures and flyers.
Arrangement
Arrangement is roughly alphabetical by keyword, as organized by the originating agency.
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); personal family information (V.T.C.A., Government Code Sections 552.1175); 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
To obtain equipment to listen to the audiocassettes, please contact Archives staff.
Preferred Citation
(Identify the item), Event files, Press Office speech and press files for First Lady Laura Bush, Texas Governor George W. Bush records. Archives and Information Services Division, Texas State Library and Archives Commission.
Processed by
Jessica Tucker, March 2008
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2002/151-409 AISD (Austin Independent School District) Librarians In-Service, Bailey Middle School, August 8, 1996
Allen Library Thirteenth Anniversary Celebration, October 14, 1997
Alzheimer's Association Memory Walk, Austin, October 4, 1997
Texas Department of Health, Alzheimer's Program, January 24, 1997
American Association of University Women, Woman of the Year, April 14, 1997
American Institute for Learning, Charter School Opening, December 3, 1996
American Library Association, Greetings, January 22, 1996
St. Andrew's School, Groundbreaking Ceremony, May 12, 1998
1997 Spring Commencement, Angelo State University, May 9, 1997
Arlington Women's Shelter Dedication, December 8, 1999
Texas Art Education Association, Youth Art Month Capitol Exhibit Opening, March 2, 1997
1998 Student Art for Business Office (Press Release)
1999 Student Art (TEA (Texas Education Association))
AMOA (Austin Museum of Art) 2002 Campaign Cultivation Event, April 26, 1999
[Contains possibly excepted information: agency memoranda]
First Lady's Art Exhibits, 1998-1999
Artist: John Willard Ranks, February 2, 1998
Art Ball Year Two, Artist: Jose Cisneros, March 7, 1998
Artist: School Students, Artist: Peter Nickel, June 10, 1998
Artist: Peggy Shaifer, February-March 2000
[Contains possibly excepted information: agency memoranda]
Artist: Cindy Holt, December 8, 1998
Artist: Dan Allison, February 5, 1999
Artist: Cinco de Mayo, May 5, 1999
Santa Barraza, Sam Coronado, AMOA 2002 Campaign, March 2, 1999
AMOA's Art Ball Three, March 6, 1999
Annual Wives' Day Luncheon, March 25, 1999 (cancelled)
Athens Chamber Annual Banquet, January 23, 1997
Austin Children's Shelter Grand Opening, September 10, 1998
Austin Community College Convocation, August 18, 1997
City of Austin Public Library, John Henry Faulk Library Re-Opening, April 28, 1996
Austin Urban League Banquet, February 11, 1999
Austin Westlake Rotary, Weekly Meeting, September 19, 1997
Austin Writers' League, Young Texas Writers Scholarship Presentation, March 21, 1997
AWARE (Alzheimer's Women's Association for Resources and Education) Luncheon, March 5, 1999
Barbara Bush Introduction, October 26, 1998
Battle of Flowers Association, Pre-Parade Picnic, April 23, 1999
Baylor Round Table, October 15, 1996
Baylor University, Graduation Convocation, Traveling with George W. Bush (no speech), May 16, 1998
The BEAR (Be a Resource) Necessities CPS (Child Protective Services) Press Conference and Ribbon Cutting, May 28, 1997
Bell County Museum, September 26, 1995
Big Brothers/Big Sisters, January 17, 1996
Birth Defects Lab Tour, April 18, 1999
Society to Prevent Blindness, People of Vision Awards, Galveston, March 7, 1996
Bluebonnet Girl Scout Council, Inc., Women of Distinction Banquet, May 8, 1997
Bluebonnet Trail Elementary, January 28, 1997
Bonham Elementary School, Rededication, October 16, 1996
Texas Book Festival press conference, March 25, 1996
[6 folders]
Texas Book Festival 1997, November 1-2, 1997
[2 folders]
Texas Book Festival 1998, November 13-15, 1998
[4 folders]
Texas Book Festival newspaper articles, 1996-1999
[5 folders]
Texas Book Festival speeches, Horton Foote, November 5-7, 1999
[3 folders]
Project Bookmark: Making Your Mark on Literacy, March 28, 1998
Boone Elementary School, Read with Children, February 17, 1997
Border Governors Conference, June 25-26, 1998
Borderlands Conference, Laredo, Texas, September 5, 1997
Boy Scouts Distinguished Citizen Award, April 18, 1995
Brazos Valley Rainbow Room Open House, May 18, 1999
Breast Cancer Resource Center, Brunch, October 20, 1996
Breast Cancer Resource Center, Brunch, October 26, 1997
Champagne Sunday Brunch Benefit, Breast Cancer Resource Center of Austin, October 4, 1998
Breast Cancer Awareness Day, Austin, October 8, 1997
Breast Cancer PSA with Barbara Bush, Texas Breast Cancer Symposium, November 3, 1995
[2 folders]
Wreath Project and Tell-a-Friend Friday, Breast Cancer Awareness Week/Month, October 2, 1998
Friends of the Bryan Public Library, Annual Meeting, April 29, 1998
Bryan's House, Open House, Dallas, May 14, 1996
Burnet County Library Anniversary and Dedication of Marble Falls Library, September 15, 1998
Butt-Holdsworth Memorial Library, Friends of the Library Membership Drive, February 20, 1996
Camp Cactus Fund-raiser, Amarillo, October 10, 1995
Camp Wanna-Read (Nottingham), November 14, 1995
Capitol Historical Art Collection Project, Historical Art Collection Press Conference, February 19, 1998
Capitol School of Austin, Reach for the Stars Benefit, May 16, 1996
CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocates)/Children's Advocates PSA, March 15, 1999
Cat Paws, KLRN, Amigos de Libros, April 3, 1998
Texas Cavaliers River Parade, San Antonio, April 22, 1996
Cedar Park Chamber of Commerce, January 29, 1996
Cedar Creek Elementary School, "Elect to Read Book Fair," Austin, November 5, 1996
Celebration of Reading, Houston, August 27, 1996
A Celebration of Reading, March 19, 1998
A Celebration of Reading, April 29, 1999
Center for Battered Women, Jungle Mask Judging, January 24, 1996
Central Texas Literacy Coalition, September 6, 1996
Cesar Chavez Learning Center, February 18, 1998
Houston West Chamber of Commerce, Teacher of the Year Luncheon, May 21, 1998
Cherokee County Sesquicentennial, Rusk, Texas, April 11, 1996
Child/Family Service Eighty-Fifth Birthday, Austin (Mansion), November 7, 1995
CPS Dare to Love Program, September 24, 1997
CPS, Amarillo, February 13, 1996
Texas Awards Reception, Texas Council of Child Welfare Board, September 17, 1998
Children's Mental Health Awards Reception, March 2, 1998
Houston Children's Museum Luncheon, February 10, 1998
Children's Shelter Video, March 10, 1999
Children's Summit of the First Ladies of Texas, Mexico Border Conference, October 7, 1998
Christmas Decorations, Mansion, 1997
Texas Christmas Tree Growers' Association, Annual Convention Christmas Tree Contest, September 26, 1997
Cleburne Public Library Open House, October 21, 1997
Clements Building Dedication, April 21, 1997
Clint ISD Literacy Town Hall Meeting, September 12, 1997
Texas College of Education Advisory Board, October 18, 1996
[2 folders]
College Station Folic Acid, May 18, 1999
Collin County Community College Commencement, May 14, 1998
Colonial Dames XVII Century State Convention, February 29, 1996
Committee to Prevent Child Abuse Reception, January 22, 1996
Communities in Schools "Food for Thought," October 10, 1996
[2 folders]
Community Council of Greater Dallas Awards Luncheon and Annual Meeting, December 2, 1997
Community Partners Meeting, Austin, October 15, 1997
[2 folders]
Community Partners Meeting, Beaumont, November 19, 1997
Community Partners Kickoff, October 1, 1996
[2 folders]
Concordia Lutheran College Commencement Address, Austin, May 11, 1996
[2 folders]
Cone Center Press Conference, February 17, 1999
Contemporary Art Center Coffee with Mrs. Bush, May 1, 1998
Corpus Christi Public Library Dedication LINCC (Library Information Network of Corpus Christi), February 14, 1997
TSCPA (Texas Society of Certified Public Accountants) CPE (Continuing Professional Education) Foundation, Inc., Nonprofit Organizations Conference, May 18, 1998
Spring Branch Education Foundation and the Houston Chronicle, Crystal Awards Luncheon, May 6, 1997
Daughters of the Republic of Texas, "Leading Ladies," Luncheon in Houston, April 22, 1997
David Elementary School (taped greeting), November 1997
Del Rio High School, Graduation Exercises Class of 1998, May 29, 1998
Denton Sesquicentennial, Inaugural Gown Present, January 21, 1996
TXDOT (Texas Department of Transportation) Press Conference, Don't Mess with Texas, January 29, 1997
DePelchin Children's Center, October 22, 1996
Directors of Volunteers in Austin breakfast, October 16, 1997
[Contains possibly excepted information: home e-mail address]
Downtown Austin Alliance, Christmas Tree Lighting, December 1, 1995
First Lady Laura Bush's Childhood Initiatives, 1999
Eanes ISD District Convocation, Westlake High School, Austin, August 7, 1996
Early Childhood Development, 1998
[9 folders]
[Contains possibly excepted information: agency memoranda]
Early Childhood Development, news articles and PSAs, 1998
[2 folders]
Early Childhood Development, Dianne White Delisi, 1998
[3 folders]
[Contains possibly excepted information: agency memoranda]
Early Childhood Education, Velma E. Schmidt Conference, April 16, 1999
[3 folders]
Early Childhood Program, Lubbock, April 7, 1999
East Texas Tourism Association, Conference, March 27, 1997
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2002/151-410 Eastwood Health Clinic Dedication, March 30, 1999
ECI (Early Childhood Intervention) Conference, May 5, 1999
[2 folders]
Ector County Library Anniversary, August 19, 1998
EDCS (East Dallas Community School) Charter School Launch Party, April 22, 1999
El Paso Museum Opening, August 29, 1998
El Paso Museum of Art, Tom Lea Gallery Celebration, October 24-25, 1996
Elgin Chamber of Commerce, February 15, 1996
Elgin Primary School, March 4, 1997
Texas Episcopal Church Women Meeting, October 17, 1997
Etta Newby Meeting, October 15, 1996
Texas Families Conference, Austin, May 24, 1995
Les Femmes Du Monde, Award Dinner, April 7, 1998
Fern Bluff Elementary, Cultural Arts Fair, April 17, 1998
Festival of Tress, ACGC (Austin Child Guidance Center), Austin (Mansion), November 9, 1995
First Ladies' Children Summit, April 19-20, 1999
First Lady's Family Literacy Initiative, Grant Presentation Press Conference (Mansion), July 6, 1996
First Lady's Family Literacy Awards, July 13, 1998
First Lady's Family Literacy Initiative, Grant Awards Event, June 30, 1997
Folic Acid Council, Breakfast Council at the Capitol, May 3, 1999
Folic Acid Press Conference, Bryan College Station, May 18, 1999
Temple Public Library, Grand Opening, March 3, 1998
Friends of Boyce Public Library, October 29, 1996
Friends of Cedar Creek Library, Fundraising Dinner, April 18, 1997
Annual Meeting of Friends, Fort Worth Public Library, May 21, 1997
Friends of the Hutchinson County Library, Annual Banquet, October 6, 1998
Travis County Children's Advocacy Center, Friends of Christopher Celebration, April 15, 1998
[Contains possibly excepted information: home e-mail addresses]
Friends of the Library of the University of Texas Pan American, April 16, 1997
Friends of the Weatherford Public Library, Spring Luncheon, April 24, 1997
Garza, Tony, Swearing in Prayer, January 1999
Genesis Shelter, May 1, 1997
[2 folders]
Georgetown Public Library, National Library Week, April 17, 1997
Texas Public Schools Week, Giddons Elementary, March 4, 1998
Janey Briscoe Taping, Girl Scouts Council, August 24, 1998
West Texas Girl Scout Council, Fiftieth Anniversary Gala Reception and Dinner, May 12, 1998
Signing, Governor's Mansion, December 6, 1997
Grapevine-Colleyville ISD Parenting Extravaganza, January 28, 1997
George W. Bush Organizational Excellence Conference, November 15, 1999
[2 folders]
Heart of the Havens Awards Luncheon, Tarrant County, May 1, 1998
Heights Elementary School Tea, February 21, 1997
Hidalgo Historical Museum, May 7, 1999
Friends of Hillsboro Library, December 5, 1996
National Hispanic Leadership Summit, Dallas, October 24, 1996
1997 Annual Historic Preservation Conference, May 30, 1997
Austin Junior Forum - Holiday Social, December 5, 1995
Homebound Remembered, January 11, 1996
Huffington Library Media Center, Dedication, River Oaks, May 6, 1997
Humanitarian Award, December 3, 1999
[Contains possibly excepted information: personal family information and home e-mail addresses]
Humble Area Chamber of Commerce, "Teacher of the Year" Luncheon, October 20, 1998
Immunize Houston Luncheon, March 30, 1999
Infant Brain Development: Community Leadership Conference, October 9, 1998
Jollyville Elementary Literacy Program, Evening with Laura Bush, April 17, 1997
Ione Jones Library Grand Opening, March 4, 1998
Joshua Public Library Dedication, October 21, 1997
Joslin Elementary School, February 2, 1998
Arlington Junior League, September 9, 1996
Kelly Air Force Base Officers' Wives Club, March 19, 1996
Kingsland Public Library Grand Opening, March 23, 1999
Koalty Kids, Sherman, Texas, October 24, 1995
Lake Conroe Kiwanis Club, December 4, 1996
Lake Travis Middle School PTA (Parent Teacher Association) Appreciation Breakfast, May 7, 1997
Lamar County Reading Council, Reading is Basic Luncheon, April 14, 1997
Laredo Folic Acid Event, May 13, 1999
Laredo Folic Acid Press Conference, May 13, 1999
Laura Bush Promenade Dedication, SMU (Southern Methodist University), April 27, 1999
Leader Readers, Hill Elementary School, January 17, 1996
Leadership Brownsville, Inc., Leadership Brownsville Graduation, Class XII, May 22, 1997
Texas A&M Leadership Forum, January 26, 1998
Texas Library Association Annual Conference, April 13, 1998
Limestone County Sesquicentennial, September 6, 1996
Literacy Austin Grand Opening, September 17, 1998
The Littlefield Society Symposium (UT (University of Texas)), February 28, 1997
Louis Sachar Book Signing, February 18, 1999
Lubbock PTA, Christmas Lunch, December 3, 1996
Lufkin Chamber First Friday Lunch, October 3, 1997
Lydia Patterson Institute, March 28, 1998
Texas Main Street First Lady's Tour, April 13, 20, 27, 1998
Main Street Tour, Olton, Quanah, March 28, 1996
Main Street Tour Program (Texas), March 22 and 24, 1995
Main Street, Duncanville, Fairfield, La Grange, March 26, 1996
1999 Main Street Program, March 29 and 31, 1999
Main Street, Pittsburg, May 10, 1996
1997 Main Street Tour, March 18, 1997
Marshall Pottery - Dedication of Historical Marker, March 27, 1997
Martins Mill ISD School Visit, October 2, 1998
McKinney Child Immunization Clinic, Plano, April 1, 1999
M. D. Anderson Children's Art Project, undated
M. D. Anderson Children's Art Project, Austin, November 2, 1995
M. D. Anderson Cancer Center "Give a Gift of Hope," Austin, November 12, 1996
Menchaca Elementary School, Read with Children, February 19, 1997
Mesquite ISD, February 16, 1996
Joslin Elementary School, February 2, 1998
Arlington Junior League, September 9, 1996
Junior League of Austin, A Christmas Affair, November 21, 1996
Junior League of Bryan-College Station, General Membership Meeting, September 2, 1997
Junior League of Dallas, Literacy Forum, September 17, 1997
Junior League Sustainer, Open House, Dallas, November 8, 1996
Fort Worth Junior League Meeting, October 9, 1997
Junior League of Houston, General Membership Meeting, October 22, 1996
Lufkin Junior League, October 3, 1997
Junior League Public Affairs Conference, February 1, 1999
Junior League of Texas State Public Affairs Conference, January 27, 1997
Kappa Alpha Theta Dinner, June 24, 1998
Kappa Alpha Theta Meeting, Austin, November 30, 1995
Kappa Alpha Theta, San Antonio, February 22, 1996
Kaufman Chamber of Commerce Annual Banquet, January 16, 1997
Keep Texas Beautiful, 1996
Keep San Antonio Beautiful, Inc., Third Annual Environmental Leadership Awards Banquet, September 24, 1997
[2 folders]
Kelly Air Force Base Officers Club Child Care, March 9, 1996
Texas Methodist Leadership Symposium, October 30, 1997
Metropolitan Breakfast Club, Austin, November 13, 1996
Mexic-Arte Museum Opening, January 22, 1999
Tarrant County MHMR (Mental Health and Mental Retardation), Save a Mom, Save a Child Fundraiser, November 19, 1996
Mi Escuelita Amigas Luncheon, Dallas, April 1, 1999
[Contains possibly excepted information: home e-mail address]
Friends of the Midland Public Library Annual Meeting, February 26, 1996
Montgomery County Performing Arts Society, August 23, 1996
Austin Board of Realtors, Most Worthy Citizen, April 3, 1998
National Archives and Records Administration, "Our Mothers Before Us," April 3, 1998
Mountain Valley Elementary School Homecoming Celebration, October 24, 1997
NAA (possibly the National AfterSchool Association) Conference, May 26, 1999
[Empty folder removed.]
NAACP (National Association for the Advancement of Colored People) Gala Luncheon, May 21, 1999
National Day of Prayer, Houston, May 4, 1995
National Main Street Awards, Georgetown, May 31, 1997
Neiman Marcus Ninetieth Anniversary Gala, September 19, 1997
Nelson A. Rockefeller Center for Latin American Art Opening Ceremonies, October 24, 1998
Bush, Laura, clippings, 1996-1998
[13 folders]
Press release and correspondence, 2000
Leaflet Newsletter of Austin Parks and Recreation Department, November/December 1999
Main Street program, 2000
[2 folders]
[Contains possibly excepted information: home e-mail address]
Newspaper and Education Conference, May 26, 1999
Nickelodeon's Big Help on the Road, Texas Tour, September 21, 1998
North Oaks Library Elementary Dedication, Twenty-Year Anniversary Celebration, October 3, 1997
Take Time for Kids, Your Newborn booklet, undated
O. Henry Museum dedication, November 5, 1999
Old Town Elementary School, Biome Readers Club Awards, Round Rock, April 26, 1996
Old Yeller Days, October 2, 1993
[2 folders]
[Contains possibly excepted information: home e-mail address]
Olney Public Library, RIF (Reading is Fundamental) Program, May 2, 1997
One Hundred Plus Seminar, October 8, 1996
Open Forum, January 9, 1996
Panhandle Plains Literacy Day, Hale County Literacy Council, September 18, 1998
Texas Parks and Wildlife Seventy-Fifth Anniversary Celebration, September 12, 1998
Pasadena ISD Successful School Awards ISD Banquet, October 30, 1996
[2 folders]
Petroleum Club of Fort Worth, September 16, 1997
Pflugerville Community Library Dedication, April 12, 1999
Pharr Chamber of Commerce, October 2, 1997
Philanthropy Day Lunch (FRE (National Society of Fundraising Executives), Austin, November 16, 1995
Pi Beta Phi, Fashion Show and Lunch, March 26, 1997
Piney Woods Texas Association of Supervisors and Curriculum Directors, September 24, 1996
Plano Volunteer Center, "Exclusively Feminine," February 16, 1996
Pleasant Hill Elementary, Family Literacy Night, January 15, 1997
Pond Springs Elementary, Blue Ribbon School Celebration, December 17, 1997
Prescription for Reading, May 26, 1998
Texas Press Association, Fiftieth Annual Midwinter Convention, January 17, 1997
Preston Hollow Elementary, Million Minutes of Reading, October 3, 1996
Preston Royal Library, Friends Membership Kickoff, October 3, 1996
Komen's Race for the Cure, November 1, 1998
[2 folders]
Arlington Junior League Rainbow Room, First Anniversary, October 5, 1998
Austin County Rainbow Room Grand Opening, March 30, 1999
Bowie County Rainbow Room Opening, April 8, 1999
Collin County Rainbow Room, February 3, 1998
Community Partners, Adopt-a-Caseworker Rainbow Room, November 12, 1996
Community Partners Rainbow Room Open House, February 12, 1997
Rainbow Room Opening, El Paso, March 26, 1998
Ellis County Rainbow Room Opening, October 5, 1998
Box
2002/151-411 Fort Bend County Rainbow Room, February 18, 1999
Rainbow Room Grand Opening, Galveston, March 13, 1998
Granbury Rainbow Room, February 11, 1999
Rainbow Room Opening, Community Partners of Harlingen, September 24, 1998
Henderson Rainbow Room Opening, April 8, 1999
Jasper County Rainbow Room, December 16, 1999
Jefferson County Rainbow Room Opening, April 6, 1999
Johnson County Rainbow Room, Grand Opening, March 5, 1999
Rainbow Room Opening, Community Partners of Lubbock, September 18, 1998
Midland Rainbow Room, August 19, 1998
Montgomery County Rainbow Room Opening, February 12, 1998
Navarro County Rainbow Room Grand Opening, March 25, 1999 (cancelled)
Orange County Rainbow Room Opening, April 6, 1999
Smith County Rainbow Room, Grand Opening, May 19, 1998
Upper Valley Rainbow Room Opening, April 13, 1999
Waco Rainbow Room Grand Opening, October 21, 1998
Weatherford Rainbow Room, February 11, 1999
Wood County Child Protection Board's Rainbow Room Opening, May 19, 1998
Rainbow Room newspaper clipping, December 27, 1999
Reach Out and Read Kickoff Reception, Santa Rosa's Children's Hospital, October 8, 1998
ROR (Reach Out and Read) Meeting, April 29, 1999
Reach Out and Read Program and Reach Out and Read Conference, April 23, 1997
[2 folders]
Houston Read Commission, September 12, 1996
Read to Succeed License Plates, Press Conference, Austin, December 15, 1997
Assorted unlabeled Reading Initiative materials, undated
Texas Reading Club Kickoff, Austin, June 3, 1996
Texas Reading Kickoff, May 28, 1999
Counting a Million Smiles, One Book at a Time (RIF), March 11, 1999
RIF Reception, February 10, 1999
Reading Summit, February 7, 1997
Reading, Writing, and RBIs (Run Batted In) with George W. Bush, July 1, 1998
Reading, Writing, and RBIs, Arlington, August 30, 1996
RIF, Austin Reception, October 13, 1997
Ready to Read Bill Signing, June 1, 1999
2000 Ready to Read Kickoff, April 2000
[3 folders]
[Contains possibly excepted information: agency memoranda and home e-mail addresses]
Republican Women Convention, Amarillo, November 11, 1995
Retired Officers' Wives Club Luncheon Meeting, March 21, 1997
E. B. Reyna Elementary Visit, April 13, 1999
Richardson Reads, November 20, 1997
Right Choices Conference, March 31, 1999
[2 folders]
Rosenberg/Richmond Chamber of Commerce, March 13, 1998
Rio Grande Valley Librarians, Spring Meeting, February 21, 1997
Rising Star Writing Project Conference, Austin, April 27, 1996
Rita and Truett Smith Public Library, Library Grand Opening, April 21, 1997
River Oaks Garden Club Meeting, February 12, 1998
Managing Roadsides Naturally, March 29, 1998
[2 folders]
Rotary Club of Beaumont, November 19, 1997
Rotary International District Conference, May 29, 1998
Rowlett Public Library Opening, October 2, 1996
Royal Theatre Fund, March 2, 1997
Rotary Club of Seguin Meeting, October 13, 1998
Safe Kids Week Presentation, May 4, 1995
Salado Chamber of Commerce Ladies Auxiliary, September 12, 1996
San Antonio Commission on Literacy Convocation, September 20, 1996
School Bus Safety Week Press Conference, August 24, 1998
Texas School for the Deaf Commencement Exercises, May 21, 1998
Texas Department of Agriculture Salute School Lunch Program, April 30, 1998
Texas Association of School Personnel Administrators, September 16, 1996
[2 folders]
School Summer Employment Program, Houston, July 20, 1995
Scottish Rite Conference, September 11, 1998
SER (Service, Employment, and Redevelopment) - Jobs for Progress, Women's Leadership Luncheon, Dallas, April 24, 1996
[Empty folder removed.]
Ser-Ninos Charter School Dedication, October 4, 1996
SMHC (Southwest Mental Health Center)/Baptist Behavioral Care Network, October 16, 1996
Smith Elementary School, Reading to Classroom, April 6, 1998
Bob Snead Art Exhibit Opening, April 19, 1999
Snyder Chamber of Commerce Banquet, March 24, 1998
[2 folders]
Spring Hill Elementary Reading Event, February 20, 1998
Stewpot Stewards Breakfast, October 1, 1998
Storytime Celebration, Paris Public Library, April 14, 1997
Summer Reading Program, Highland Park UMC (United Methodist Church), June 3, 1998
Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation, 1998 Awards Luncheon, October 19, 1998
Tarrant County Arts Council Luncheon, October 21, 1997
Taylor County Adult Literacy Council, September 19, 1996
[2 folders]
Temple College Grand Opening, November 24, 1997
The Writers Garrett and the Today Foundation TEX! Kickoff Party, September 16, 1998
Texas A&M Dean's Roundtable, March 29, 1996
[2 folders]
Texas Association for Symphony Orchestra, Annual Conference, Houston, April 29, 1996
Texas Association of Local Women, Infants and Children Nutrition Annual Conference, October 12, 1998
Texas Children's Hospital News Conference re: Immunizations, Houston, March 30, 1999
Texas Commission on the Arts Press Tour, January 21, 23, 1997
Texas Commission on the Arts, State of the Arts Luncheon, April 21, 1997 (cancelled)
Texas Community Partners Conference, October 16, 1998
Texas Dietetic Association, Exhibit for Texas Nutrition Day, March 19, 1997
Texas Education Curriculum (Fordham Foundation Press Conference), Texas Library Association, Second General Session, April 10, 1997
Texas Library Association Book Festival Grants, April 22, 1999
2000 Texas Library Association Book Festival Grants, April 2000
[2 folders]
Texas Pledge Reception, May 12, 1999
Texas Medical Association Annual Convention, San Antonio, May 9, 1996
Texas Monthly Twenty-Fifth Anniversary, January 29, 1997
[8 folders]
[Contains possibly excepted information: home e-mail addresses]
Texas State Cemetery, Rededication Ceremony, March 6, 1997
Texas State Library, System Leadership Conference, October 23, 1996
Lonestar Legacy Endowment, Texas State Parks, October 8, 1998
Texas State Technical College, Women's History Month, March 29, 1996
[2 folders]
TEXTesol (Texas Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages) State Conference, November 7, 1997
Texas Tech Friends of the University Library, Twelfth Annual Banquet, Lubbock, April 15, 1996
Texas Tech Library, Dedication of the Coronelli Globe, May 9, 1997
[2 folders]
Texas Tech Red Raider Reader Program, Lubbock, January 21, 1997
Texas Travel Industry Association Video, August 22, 1997
[2 folders]
Texas Travel Industry Association Dinner, February 25, 1997
Texas Travel Summit, Irving, September 23, 1996
Thompson's Elementary, October 22, 1996
[Contains possibly excepted information: agency memoranda]
Time Warner Communications, Taping of PSA for Immunizations, March 3, 1999
Totally Texas, June 19, 1996
TPWA (Texas Public Works Association) March Luncheon/Meeting, March 3, 1999
True Women Viewing, October 24, 1996
Twelve Travelers' Memorial, Fray Garcia de San Francisco Dedication, El Paso, September 26, 1996
Tyler Rose Festival Women's Lunch, Tyler, October 20, 1995
United Way of Laredo, Inc., Campaign Kickoff, September 5, 1997
United Methodist Women of Dallas, November 6, 1995
University of North Texas School of Communications, Service Public Affairs Forum, September 4, 1997
Uptown Business and Professional Women, Midland, August 2, 1996
UT Graduate School of Library and Information Science, Fiftieth Anniversary Dinner, September 19, 1998
UT Medical Branch at Galveston, Prenatal Workshop, November 6-8, 1996
Van Zandt County Library Book and Author Festival, October 2, 1998
Volunteer Center of Texas Gulf Coast, Stars Across Texas, First Ladies Tribute, Houston, April 10, 1996
Governor's Volunteer Awards, Mansion, April 25, 1996
Governor's Volunteer Leadership Conference, Corpus Christi, October 6, 1996
Governor's Volunteer Leadership Conference, October 19, 1999
Twentieth Annual Governor's Leadership Luncheon, October 7, 1996
ESD (Episcopal School of Dallas) Book Buddies, ESD Walnut Hill Reading Project, May 14, 1998
Washington County Chamber of Commerce, Brenham, October 6, 1997
Texas Watercolor Society Forty-Eighth Annual National Exhibition, May 17, 1997
[2 folders]
Weatherford Assistance through Youth Service, Youth Service Awards, April 24, 1997
Webb County Heritage Foundation, Borderlands Landscapes Opening Reception, September 5, 1997
Westbank Fundraiser, January 29, 1996
West Texas Community Care Consortium Executive Summary, American Hospital Publishing, July 15, 1996
West Texas Mammography Clinic Commissioning, Texas Cancer Council, February 26, 1996
West Texas Rehab Center Telecast, December 15, 1997
Westside Community Day Care Center, United Way Agency Tour, September 8, 1998
Westview Middle School Accelerated Reader Lunch, Austin, May 9, 1996
Times Record News, Wichita Adult Literacy Council, April 30, 1998
Wildflower Research Center Austin, September 18, 1997
Williams Elementary School, National Library Week, April 17, 1997
Wimberly Civic Club Lunch, November 10, 1995
Witte Museum Twenty-Seventh Anniversary Game Dinner, San Antonio, October 20, 1997
Women's Chamber of Commerce Quarterly Power Luncheon, Austin, November 8, 1996
Women and Texas History Luncheon, March 5, 1998
Texas Women Decide, Governor's Commission for Women, September 23, 1998
[4 folders]
Cases of Women Who Have Won Event, August 17, 1998
Austin Women's Club Lunch, November 2, 1995
Texas Federation of Women's Clubs Luncheon, Austin, April 2, 1996
Texas Women's Hall of Fame, January 30, 1997
1999 Texas Women's Hall of Fame, March 4, 1999
Women's Resource Center, El Paso, "True Women," March 1, 1996
[2 folders]
Arlington Women's Shelter Dedication, December 8, 1999
World Scholars Recognition Banquet, Victoria, April 11, 1995
Austin Writers' League's Young Texas Writers and Teddy Children's Book Awards, May 1, 1998
Celebration: Texas Writers, El Paso, March 2, 1996
Texas Writer's Month Event, Dallas, March 4, 1996
Texas Youth Art Month Exhibit Opening, Austin, Rotunda, March 3, 1996
TEA (Texas Education Association) and Texas Art Education Association, March 1, 1998
YWCA (Young Women's Christian Association) Tribute to Women, Texarkana, April 11, 1996
YWCA El Paso, YWCA Women's Benefit Luncheon, April 2, 1998 (cancelled)
El Paso del Norte YWCA Women Helping Women Lunch, May 2, 1996
Zonta International Conference, San Antonio, November 3, 1995
UT-Austin Graduate School of Library and Information Science Graduation Ceremony, May 23, 1998
University of Texas at Austin, Grand Opening, Texas Family Literacy Center, April 27, 1999
UTEP (University of Texas at El Paso) Distinguished Alumnus, Jim Paul, El Paso, October 13, 1995
Vaccinate El Paso Initiative, March 3, 1999
Van Cliburn Awards, June 8, 1997

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Correspondence and subject files, 1980-2000, undated, bulk 1995-2000,
3.5 cubic ft.

Major responsibilities of the Press Office for Texas Governor George W. Bush included issuing press releases and media advisories on the activities and actions of the Governor, as well as First Lady; writing speeches for the Governor and the First Lady; and collecting, copying, and distributing copies of newspaper clippings about the Governor, First Lady, and issues of concern to Texans. Correspondence and subjects files, 1980-2000, undated, bulk 1995-2000, maintained by the Governor's Press Office, contain both correspondence (a large portion of which is directly to or from Laura Bush) and subject files with background information on topics Laura Bush took a professional interest in as Texas First Lady. The correspondence files of this series include drafts and templates, as well as copies of final signed letters, often with the incoming letter attached. Correspondents include private citizens, members of organizations, and public officials/employees. Many are thank-you notes, congratulations, and general greetings; others contain more specific responses from, or requests by, the First Lady, such as quotes for book forwards. The letters from school children to Laura Bush are the exception to this pattern, containing only the letter itself with occasional staff or teacher notes. Lists of media contacts contain addresses, e-mail addresses, and phone and fax numbers for various newspaper, magazine, radio, and television staff. This series also contains some staff memoranda, mostly from Lynn Denton (a staff member of the Governor's Policy Office), either to the First Lady, to other staff, or to both. There are also some files from Charlene Fern of the Governor's Press Office. The subject files provide background information on topics, initiatives, events, and individuals of professional interest to Laura Bush. There are also conference materials and related publications. Finally, this series contains two First Lady speech indices, one chronological and the other alphabetical.
Arrangement
Arrangement is somewhat topical, often including a mixture of speeches, news clippings, and other relevant information in the same folder. When the topic consists of more than one folder grouped under the same title, arrangement within the grouping is most commonly in reverse chronological order with the exception of letters from school children, which are mostly undated.
Restrictions on Access
Because of the possibility that portions of these records fall under Public Information Act exceptions including, but not limited to, home addresses and phone numbers of government employees or officials (V.T.C.A., Government Code Sections 552.117), e-mail addresses (V.T.C.A., Government Code Section 552.137); personal family and medical information (V.T.C.A., Government Code Sections 552.1175); 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
To obtain equipment to view the CD-rom or videocassettes or listen to the audiocassettes, please contact Archives staff.
Preferred Citation
(Identify the item), Correspondence and subject files, Press Office speech and press files for First Lady Laura Bush, Texas Governor George W. Bush records. Archives and Information Services Division, Texas State Library and Archives Commission.
Processed by
Jessica Tucker, June 2008
Box
2002/151-412 Greetings and letters to be filed:
May 21, 1999-January 28, 2000
[Contains possibly excepted information: home e-mail addresses]
April 12-May 11, 1999
[Contains possibly excepted information: home e-mail addresses]
April 12, 1999
March 27-April 6, 1999
March 9-24, 1999
[Contains possibly excepted information: medical information]
March 8-9, 1999
March 8, 1999
February 18-March 8, 1999
February 17, 1999
December 22, 1998-February 7, 1999
[Contains possibly excepted information: home e-mail addresses]
November 17-December 21, 1998
November 14-17, 1998
September 1-October 28, 1998
[Contains possibly excepted information: home e-mail addresses]
July 24, 1997-July 13, 1998
Mrs. Bush's correspondence:
CPS, health, and health maintenance:
June 21, 1999-March 9, 2000
April 8-June 21, 1998
August 20, 1997-February 1998
October 11, 1996-April 1997
August 9, 1996
April 18-May 17, 1996
Thank yous:
April 7-October 4, 1998
February 11-April 8, 1998
July 7, 1997-February 4, 1998
June 16, 1997
Libraries, reading, and reading initiatives:
November 17, 1998-January 1999
June 15-November 1998
July 1997-May 5, 1998
May 13-July 8, 1997
May-March 6, 1997
March 24, 1996-January 29, 1997
May 20, 1995-February 9, 1996
April 6, 1995
Arts and entertainment:
June 10, 1997-November 14, 1998
[Contains possibly excepted information: home e-mail addresses]
February 26-May 1997
March 20-December 11, 1996
Miscellaneous:
June 21, 1999-April 21, 2000
November 6-April 1998
[Contains possibly excepted information: medical information]
March 5-25, 1998
October 1997-February 9, 1998
September 21-October 1, 1997
May 23-August 27, 1997
April 19-May 23, 1997
October 27, 1996-March 19, 1997
March 29-September 16, 1996
Book quotes and forwards:
April 1, 1999-March 10, 2000
[Contains possibly excepted information: medical information]
April 1, 1999
September 25, 1998-April 1, 1999
October 17, 1997-September 15, 1998
[Contains possibly excepted information: home e-mail address]
PSA scripts, 1998-1999
Fax lists - media, 1995-1996, 1998, undated
[5 folders]
News clips:
May 28, 1999-January 26, 2000
April 6-May 23, 1999
March 31-April 6, 1999
March 15-30, 1999
March 3-14, 1999
March 2, 1999
February 20-February/March, 1999
February 5-19, 1999
September 24, 1998-January 11, 1999
July 13-September 19, 1998
April 29-July 12, 1998
March 19-April 23, 1998
September 30, 1997-March 15, 1998
December 4, 1996-September 22, 1997
Summer 1992-December 4, 1996
Laura Bush Project, copies of news clips in order by date:
Immunizations, July 11-August 5, 1999
Initiatives, March 2-May 27, 1999
[3 folders]
Folic Acid, May 4-June 11, 1999
[2 folders]
Summer Reading, May 11-July 8, 1999
[4 folders]
Literacy Programs, August 3, 1998, March 11-July 28, 1999
[4 folders]
Festival Grants, May 25-July 29, 1999
Literacy:
June 7, 1998-March 1, 1999
August 11, 1997-May 29, 1998
May 29-August 11, 1997
[Contains possibly excepted information: home e-mail address]
April 12-May 14, 1997
December 23, 1996-April 6, 1997
August 22-December 17, 1996
June 3-August 4, 1996
Box
2002/151-413 April 5-May 30, 1996
February 5-April 2, 1996
January 21-February 5, 1996
September 11-December 14, 1995
1980
Bush, Barbara:
November 23, 1996-April 19, 1998
October 18, 1995-November 22, 1996
Bush, George - President:
May 4, 1996-June 12, 1998
July 18, 1995-May 3, 1996
Bush, George W. - Governor:
August 13, 1997-March 31, 1999
January 29-July 5, 1997
December 12, 1996-January 1997
August 29-November 24, 1996
June 16-August 29, 1996
April 7-June 14, 1996
March 5-28, 1996
December 17, 1995-February 25, 1996
July 16-December 16, 1995
Blurbs and information for speeches, 1995-1998, undated
[7 folders]
Mrs. Bush's speech index, undated
Background information on Mrs. Bush, 1996-1997
Volunteerism - Philadelphia, 1997
Main Street tour information, 1995
Schedule for Laura Bush, March 25-April 2, 1995
[Contains possibly excepted information: personal family information]
Alzheimer's, 1999, undated
Arts:
September 9, 1997-October 23, 1998
November 8, 1996-July 27, 1997
November 2, 1995-November 8, 1996
Breast cancer, undated
[See also Partners in Progress: A Patient's Guide to Understanding NOLVADEX (tamoxifen citrate), 1992]
M. D. Anderson
[Empty folder removed.]
Disability issues
[Empty folder removed.]
Domestic violence, 1995-1997
Women, 1996-1997, 1999
Child abuse statistics, December 1998
Character Counts, 1999
Libraries:
February 23, 1998-April 27, 1999
April 27-September 24, 1997
April 29, 1996-April 10, 1997
December 4, 1995-April 18, 1996
Literacy/Reading, 1997-1998
[11 folders]
Texas Education Agency
[Empty folder removed.]
Texas Reading Challenge, Charts and Graphics, 1995-1996
Reading Summit, undated
[4 folders]
RIF, undated
New Year's at the Governor's Mansion, 1997, undated
[3 folders]
[This folder contains historical information arranged by governor, including photocopies of newspaper articles regarding past events at the Governor's Mansion.]
Symphony
[Empty folder removed.]
Tourism - Texas:
August 2, 1997-March 10, 1999
July 25-November 11, 1996
July 11-18, 1996
February 9-July 11, 1996
True Texan stories:
November 7, 1996-February 3, 1998
December 29, 1995-November 13, 1996
December 10, 1995, undated
Volunteer:
January 4-June 29, 1998
July 15-December 12, 1997
April 28, 1997
December 1995-March 14, 1997
August 22-September 18, 1995
April 26, 1995
Texas Writers:
March 6, 1996-August 22, 1997
undated
Christmas at the Mansion:
December 1, 1998-August 11, 2000
December 5, 1996-October 23, 1998
undated
[3 folders]
ROR initiative articles (Laura Bush project), 1999
Immunizations - ECD [Early Childhood Development] articles, 1999-2000
First Lady Christmas, 2000
[Contains possibly excepted information: home phone numbers and addresses of a state employee]
Ready to Read initiative articles (Laura Bush project), 1999-2000
Artist reception, Gail Wendorf, May 23, 2000
[2 folders]
[Contains possibly excepted information: agency memoranda]
Snead of El Paso Creative Enterprises, The Exhibit, undated
Youth Art reception, June 7, 2000
Texas Book Festival, El Paso, May 18, 2000
[3 folders]
[Contains possibly excepted information: home e-mail address]
Visit to the UTEP and meeting with Tom Lea and Jose Cisneros, 1995
[3 folders]
AMOA, May 3, 2000
[4 folders]
CPS/Rainbow Rooms - background information:
February 4-April 22, 1999
January 6-18, 1999
[Contains possibly excepted information: agency memorandum]
First Lady's Family Literacy:
April 8-30, 1999
March 22-April 8, 1999
January 25-February 1, 1999
[Contains possibly excepted information: agency memorandum]
November 24, 1998, undated
Box
2002/151-414 ECD (Early Childhood Development):
Correspondence:
January 1-March 8, 1999
[Contains possibly excepted information: agency memorandum]
December 3-22, 1998
[Contains possibly excepted information: home e-mail addresses]
Strategic plan:
March 2-April 18, 1999
[Contains possibly excepted information: agency memoranda]
February 23-March 1, 1999
February 23, 1999
January 18, 1999
[Contains possibly excepted information: agency memoranda]
Vaccinate, July 9-September 9, 1999
Speeches:
April 7-September 9, 1999
December 10, 1998-April 7, 1999
Miscellaneous background information:
March 18-May 24, 1999
[Contains possibly excepted information: agency memoranda]
February 4-March 18, 1999
[Contains possibly excepted information: agency memoranda]
January 29, 1999
[Contains possibly excepted information: agency memoranda]
ROR:
September 17-October 27, 1999
September 15-16, 1999
ECD Ready to Read, February 1999
"Ready to Read"
August 27-October 21, 1999
August 20-27, 1999
Laura Bush's Ready to Read Initiative, December 1999/January 2000 Report
[2 folders]
ECD:
Folic acid, May 1999
Summer reading, June 1999
Mrs. Bush's articles:
March 18-May 2, 1999
March 10-18, 1999
March 3-10, 1999
March 2-3, 1999
Clippings - Laura Bush:
April 29-October 4, 1998
April 15-29, 1998
March 15-April 15, 1998
January 11-March 8, 1998
Box
Governor Bush Videocassette Box 9 Reference materials:
Breast Cancer Awareness Video News Release, Texas Department of Health, October 2, 1998
Mrs. Laura Bush, First Lady of Texas, Address to the 1997 Travel Summit
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Governor Bush Videocassette Box 10 Christian Services, November 18, 1998
Partners in Progress: A Patient's Guide to Understanding NOLVADEX (tamoxifen citrate), 1992
Keep Texas Beautiful: Don't Mess with Texas Compilation and Lee Ann Rimes
The First Years Last Forever, 1997
Box
Governor Bush Audiocassette Box 3 Laura Bush interviews on the December 10 Early Childhood Conference with KXAN, Telemundo, and Fox 7
Unidentified interview with Governor George W. Bush regarding proposed legislation on concealed weapons
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Governor Bush Publications Box 1 America's Youth: Measuring the Risk, the Institute for Youth Development, 1998
Safeguarding Our Future: Children and Families First, the report of the Texas Commission on Children and Youth, December 1994
Reducing the Risk: Connections that Make a Difference in the Lives of Youth by Robert Wm. Blum and Peggy Mann Rinehart of the Division of General Pediatrics & Adolescent Health, University of Minnesota, undated
Sexually Transmitted Diseases in America: How Many Cases and at What Cost?, prepared for the Kaiser Family Foundation by the American Social Health Association, December 1998
How to Be a Great Mentor, Kaplan Newsweek, undated
When Teens Have Sex: Issues and Trends, KIDS Count Special Report, the Annie E. Casey Foundation, 1998
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2002/151-414 A Quick Guide to How to Build Character, 1997
Building Good Citizens for Texas: Character Education Resource Guide, undated
[4 folders]
1999 Fourth Annual Statewide Parent Involvement Conference, American Youth Character Awards
The Seventy-Fourth Annual Legislature - A review of the major legislation fulfilling the campaign promises of Governor George W. Bush, 1995
National Nonprofit Commitment Makers Meeting, June 30, 1997
Points of Light Foundation, President's Summit, April 26-29, 1997
[4 folders]
AmeriCorps, undated
[2 folders]
Twenty-First Annual Governor's Leadership Conference, September 21-23, 1997
Texas Promise (Texas Commission of Volunteerism and Community Service), Summit Meeting, August 7, 1997
[4 folders]
[Contains possibly excepted information: agency memoranda and home e-mail addresses]
Avance, Spring 1994
[3 folders]
America's Promise - the Alliance for Youth, Summer 1997
[8 folders]
[Contains possibly excepted information: agency memoranda]
Juvenile Justice Procedures Course, undated
[4 folders]
Ana S. Carrasco, Media Advisories for George W. Bush and Laura Bush:
November 4-6, 1996
November 13-14, 1996
November 18-19, 1996
November 19-December 2, 1996
December 2, 1996-January 16, 1997
January 16-22, 1997
January 22, 1997
[3 folders]
January 22-23, 1997
January 27-29, 1997
January 29, 1997
January 29-February 5, 1997
February 12-March 25, 1997
April 18-21, 1997
April 22-25, 1997
April 25-May 1, 1997
May 1-9, 1997
May 15, 1997
Press releases and media advisories:
October 15-December 3, 1996
September 4-October 14, 1996
May 10-August 30, 1996
March 26-May 8, 1996
January 3-March 15, 1996
September 20, 1995-January 2, 1996
January 13-August 30, 1995
Art advisories/releases, 1998-1999
Governor's Conference on Right Choices for Youth - Participant Handbook, March 31, 1999
[8 folders]
First Lady Laura Bush's ECD Initiative, June 1999 Report
[5 folders]
[Contains possibly excepted information: agency memoranda]
Box
2002/151-415 Early Childhood Issues (an informational packet sent by Dianne White Delisi), 1998
Office of Correspondence and Constituent Services, Weekly Reports, December 19, 1997-March 5, 1998
Programs (Bingo and Bulbs, 1996 Governor's Volunteer Awards for Outstanding Preservation, and Historic Preservation Forum, Winter 1996)
Letters from school children for Laura Bush, 1997-1998, undated
[34 folders]

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