Texas State Library and Archives Commission

Texas Governor George W. Bush:

An Inventory of Governor George W. Bush Correspondence/Constituent Services Office Bulk Mail Not Logged Located at the George W. Bush Presidential Library, 1994-2000, undated, bulk 1995-2000



Overview

Creator: Texas. Governor (1995-2000 : Bush)
Title: Governor George W. Bush Correspondence/Constituent Services Office bulk mail not logged
Dates: 1994-2000, undated
Dates: bulk 1995-2000
Abstract: The Correspondence/Constituent Services Office was responsible for preparing replies to many of the letters written to Texas Governor George W. Bush's office. Types of records in this series include correspondence, ballots, petitions, and related materials. Dates range from 1994 to 2000 and undated with the bulk of records dating from 1995 to 2000.
Quantity: 26.8 cubic ft.
Location: The 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The office of governor was first established by the Constitution of 1845 and superseded the office of president of the Republic of Texas.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.

Correspondence/Constituent Services is listed as a division within the Communications Office (also known as the Press Office). Shirley Green served as director of Correspondence/Constituent Services from 1996 to 2000. The division was responsible for the mail log, the central correspondence file, honorary certificates, greetings, and proclamations. Also housed in this division was the Ombudsman Office/Citizens Assistance program, which received citizen's comments and complaints through its toll-free hotline and reported them to the Governor. During Governor Bush's second term, the Correspondence/Constituent Services division also handled some of the scheduling functions.

(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.)


George W. Bush Biographical Sketch

George W. Bush served as governor of Texas from January 17, 1995 to December 21, 2000, resigning as governor in the middle of his second term to become president of the United States.

He challenged the incumbent governor, Democrat Ann Richards, running on promises to improve public education and to reform the juvenile justice system, welfare, and the state's tort laws -- the system under which an injured person may sue for damages. During the 74th Legislature in 1995, he worked with the Democrats who controlled both houses of the Texas legislature and managed to get bills passed that dealt with the four issues he had emphasized in his campaign. Bush was seen as pro-business and a consensus-builder.

Bush advocated and signed the two largest tax cuts to date in Texas history, totaling over $3 billion. To pay for the cuts, he sought (unsuccessfully) federal approval of a plan to privatize Texas' social services. Education reform was a priority throughout his terms, with legislation emphasizing local control of schools, higher standards, and a revised curriculum. Controversy has followed, with charter schools mired in financial scandals and protests against one test determining a child's promotion. After winning reelection in 1998, Bush began his bid for the presidency and was not as involved in the 76th Legislature in 1999.

George W. Bush was born July 6, 1946 in New Haven, Connecticut and grew up in Midland and Houston, Texas. He graduated from Andover Academy, and received a bachelor's degree from Yale University and a master's from Harvard Business School. He served as a pilot in the Texas Air National Guard. In 1978, Bush was defeated in a run for the U.S. Congress in West Texas. He was involved in energy exploration from the 1970s into the 1980s. From 1989 until his election as governor, Bush worked with the Texas Rangers baseball organization, leading a group of partners in purchasing the team, and then serving as managing general partner. He married Laura Welch in 1977; they have two daughters.

(Sources include: 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.)


Scope and Contents of the Records

The Correspondence/Constituent Services Office was responsible for preparing replies to many of the letters written to Texas Governor George W. Bush's Office. Types of records in this series include correspondence, ballots, petitions, and related materials. Dates range from 1994 to 2000 and undated with the bulk of records dating from 1995 to 2000. The records of the Texas Governor George W. Bush Correspondence/Constituent Services Office bulk mail not logged in the central correspondence database are divided into four series: capital punishment correspondence, state opinion ballots, Texas congratulatory correspondence, and other bulk mail.

Capital punishment correspondence, 1994-2000, undated, bulk 1995-1997, is composed of letters sent to the Texas Governor's Office during George W. Bush's term in office concerning protests against the death penalty in general and in favor of sparing specific individuals on death row. Inmates who have a significant amount of correspondence concerning them include Odell Barnes, Clarence Lackey, Joseph Stanley Faulder, and Irineo Tristan Montoya. Some correspondence is in Spanish.

State opinion ballots are form letters sent to the Texas Governor's Office, 1995-1996, 1998-2000, bulk 1998-2000, with brief statements on selected issues, prepared by National Write Your Congressman, Inc. There are two versions in each of the three groupings. Issues listed on the 1995-1996 ballots include tax reform, state treasurer position, welfare reform, initiative and referendum, term limits, concealed weapons, juvenile justice, and education reform. Issues on the 1998-1999 ballots include abortion, employer immunity, Olympics, and school vouchers. Issues on the 2000 ballots include same sex marriages, employment at will, and parental consent for abortions. Other information on the ballots includes date and name, occupation, and address of person filling out the ballot.

Texas congratulatory correspondence is composed of letters sent to Governor/President-elect George W. Bush, dating November to December 2000, congratulating him on his election as President of the United States. Correspondence includes attachments such as clippings and photographs. Among the correspondents are friends, local officials, children, and other supporters, with a very few opponents. This subseries contains letters that are post-election but before the outcome of the election in Florida was determined. Some letters are stamped GWB with a date, but most letters have no date stamps. Only a few were entered in the Bush correspondence database. Response to the correspondence is not attached, but GC-1 appears as a notation and some letters have check marks and initials, made by the Governor's Office staff member who handled the correspondence.

Other bulk mail records are form letters, petitions, school district performance reviews, correspondence, and emails, 1995-2000, undated, bulk 2000, sent to the Texas Governor's Office, concerning sea turtles; the Gay, Lesbian, and Straight Network; Rio Grande Valley housing; death penalty for juveniles; United Nations; religious freedom; law enforcement; and parental rights. This subseries also includes correspondence dating toward the end of Bush's tenure as Texas Governor that was not entered in the central correspondence database. (Exceptions are noted in the folder listing.)


 

Organization of the Records

These records are organized into four series by the creating agency and State Archives staff:
Capital punishment correspondence, 1994-2000, undated, bulk 1995-1997, 11.3 cubic ft.
State opinion ballots, 1995-1996, 1998-2000, 8.7 cubic ft.
Texas congratulatory correspondence, 2000, 1.8 cubic ft.
Other bulk mail, 1995-2000, undated, bulk 2000, 5 cubic ft.

Restrictions

Restrictions on Access

Because of the possibility that portions of these records fall under Public Information Act exceptions including, but not limited to, social security numbers (V.T.C.A., Government Code Section 552.147); e-mail addresses (V.T.C.A., Government Code Section 552.137); and financial 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. 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 videocassettes or listen to audiocassettes and compact discs (CDs) please contact Archives staff.


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, George W. (George Walker), 1946-
Corporate Names:
Texas. Office of the Governor.
Subjects:
Governors--Texas.
Government information--Texas.
Capital punishment--Texas.
Places:
Texas--Politics and government--1951-
Document Types:
Correspondence--Texas--Governors--1994-2000.
Photographs--Texas--Governors--1995-2000.
CD--Texas--Governors--1995-2000.
Audiocassettes--Texas--Governors--1995-2000.
Videocassettes--Texas--Governors--1995-2000.
Ballots--Texas--Governors--1995-1996, 1998-2000.
Petitions--Texas--Governors--1995-1996, 1998-2000.
Functions:
Communicating.

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 Correspondence/Constituent Services Office Robos research and background files, 1993-2000, bulk 1995-2000, 10.5 cubic ft.
Texas Governor George W. Bush Correspondence/Constituent Services Office proclamation files, 1854, 1923, 1926, 1929, 1943, 1949-1950, 1952, 1956, 1960, 1966, 1968, 1971, 1973, 1976, 1980-2000, bulk 1995-2000, 13 cubic ft.
Texas Governor George W. Bush General Counsel's execution case files, 1886, 1903, 1912-1914, 1921, 1939, 1950-2000, bulk 1986-2000, 39.24 cubic ft.
Texas Governor George W. Bush General Counsel execution files, Death penalty protest letters, 1991-1995, 23.24 cubic ft.

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

(Identify the item), Texas Governor George W. Bush Correspondence/Constituent Services Office bulk mail not logged. 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

Processed by Jessica Tucker, August 2010

Finding aid updated by Tonia J. Wood, April 2013


Detailed Description of the Records

 

Capital punishment correspondence, 1994-2000, undated, bulk 1995-1997,
11.3 cubic ft.

The Correspondence/Constituent Services Office was responsible for preparing replies to many of the letters written to Texas Governor George W. Bush's Office. These records are correspondence, 1994 to 2000 and undated, bulk 1995 to 1997, sent to the Texas Governor's Office during George W. Bush's term in office concerning protests against capital punishment and the death penalty in general and in favor of sparing specific individuals on death row. Inmates who have a significant amount of correspondence concerning them include Odell Barnes, Irineo Tristan Montoya, Joseph Stanley Faulder, and Clarence Lackey. Some correspondence is in Spanish. Many of the letters were sent by foreign or out-of-state correspondents. The majority of the correspondence was not entered in the central correspondence database. Exceptions are noted in the folder listing.
Arrangement
These records are arranged by name of individual on death row, then chronologically by month and year by the creating agency. In the case of correspondence assigned a unique identification number, correspondence is filed by date received. Letters mentioning three or fewer inmates are usually filed by the name of the first inmate; three or more in the general opinion files. If the date received has not been noted, correspondence is filed by date sent. Misfiles have been corrected by the processing archivist.
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), 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.
Preferred Citation
(Identify the item), Capital punishment correspondence, Texas Governor George W. Bush Correspondence/Constituent Services Office bulk mail not logged. Archives and Information Services Division, Texas State Library and Archives Commission.
Processed by
Jessica Tucker, January 2010
Box
2002/151-455 Odell Barnes, February 2000
[1-46 of 86 folders]
Box
2002/151-456 Odell Barnes, January-February 2000
[47-86 of 86 folders]
[Folder 50 contains possibly excepted information: home e-mail addresses]
[Folder 75 contains some correspondence dated January 2000. All other correspondence is dated February 2000.]
Clarence Lackey
February 1995
[Contains correspondence assigned the following unique numbers: 9502240537, 9502240543, 9502240541, 9502240533]
March 1995
[1-6 of 9 folders]
[Folder 1 contains correspondence assigned the following unique numbers: 9503030326, 9503140494, 9503140497, 9503040500, 9503140503, 9503140490, 9503140482, 9503140484, 9503140459, 9503140466, 9503140473, 9503140440, 9503020391, 9503020394, 9503020178, 9503030380]
[Folder 2 contains correspondence assigned the following unique numbers: 9503020379, 9503020373, 9503020359, 9503020313, 9503020311, 9503020310, 9503020309, 9503020308, 9503020307, 9503020305, 9503020304, 9503020283, 9503020276, 9503020265, 9503020250, 9503020228, 9503020379, 9503020223, 9503020218, 9503020214, 9503020289]
[Folder 3 contains correspondence assigned the following unique numbers: 9503020205, 9503020199, 9503020188, 9503020290, 9503020078, 9503020404, 9503030338, 9503140758, 9503140761, 9503140767, 9503140769, 9503140772, 9503090284, 9503090273, 9503090275, 9503080163, 9503080159, 9503080161, 9503080138, 9503080156, 9503080150, 9503080153, 9503080149, 9503140696, 9503080690, 9503130098]
[Folder 4 contains correspondence assigned the following unique numbers: 9503140669, 9503140672, 9503140675, 9503140679, 9503140664, 9503140643, 9503140521, 9503100540, 9503140529, 9503140511, 9503140514, 9503140517, 9503140545, 9503030340, 9503130146, 9503130148, 9503090444, 9503090445, 9503090446, 9503090448, 9503100113, 9503130128]
[Folder 5 contains correspondence assigned the following unique numbers: 9503100044, 9503100046, 9503100052, 9503100064, 9503100063, 9503100068, 9503100069, 9503100071, 9503100073, 9503100089, 9503100091, 9503100109, 9503100038, 9503100040, 9503100041]
[Folder 6 contains correspondence assigned the following unique numbers: 9503100036, 9503100035, 9503100032, 9503100013, 9503100020, 9503140504, 9503140501, 9503140505, 9503140508, 9503140509, 9503140510, 9503140512, 9503140513, 9503140523]
Box
2002/151-457 March 1995
[7-9 of 9 folders]
[Folder 7 contains correspondence assigned the following unique numbers: 9503140528, 9503140537, 9503140161, 9503140159, 9503140130, 9503140065, 9503130198, 9503130030, 9503130197, 9503130035, 9503130037, 9503130040, 9503130016, 9503130022, 9503130026, 9503130027]
[Folder 8 contains correspondence assigned the following unique numbers: 9503130011, 95031300132, 9503130141, 9503130143, 9503150162, 9503150160, 9503150077, 9503150076, 9503150074]
[Folder 9 contains correspondence assigned the following unique numbers: 9503150067, 9503150053, 9503150045, 9503150032, 9503150030, 9503140556, 9503140559, 9503140587, 9503140492, 9503140496, 9503140498, 9603020192, 9503020337]
April 1995
[4 folders]
July 1995
1996
March 1997
April 1997
[10 folders]
May 1997
[4 folders]
June 1997
July 1997
Cesar Fierro
October 1997
November 1997
[2 folders]
Samuel Hawkins
February 1995
[2 folders]
[Folder 1 contains correspondence assigned the following unique numbers: 9502100152, 9502100148, 9502100122, 9502100118, 9502100191, 9502100184, 9502100174, 9502100170, 9502100113, 9502100215, 9502090186, 9502090168, 9502090171, 9502090175]
February-March 1995
[Contains correspondence assigned the following unique numbers: 9502170471, 9502090140, 9502280273, 9503140399]
March 1995
[6 folders]
[Folder 1 contains correspondence assigned the following unique numbers: 9503140164, 9503150169, 9503150108, 9503150106, 9503150049, 9503140616, 9503140613, 9503150609, 9503140591, 9503140567, 9503140548, 9503140493, 9503140480, 9503140479, 9503140452, 9503140435, 9503140427, 9503140663]
[Folder 3 contains correspondence assigned the following unique numbers: 9503130053, 9503130050, 9503130021, 9503130017, 9503130012, 9503130145, 9503100082, 9503100062, 9503100065, 9503100058, 9503100056, 9503100051, 9503090269, 9503080144, 9503140753, 9503090287, 9503090280, 9503090281, 9503090283, 9503090266]
[Folder 4 contains correspondence assigned the following unique numbers: 9503090264, 9503090256, 9503090248, 9503090238, 9503090235, 9503090226, 9503090224, 9503090220, 9503090219, 9503090212, 9503090198, 9503090191, 9503090176, 9503090174, 9503090154]
[Folder 5 contains correspondence assigned the following unique numbers: 9503090148, 9503090141, 9503090121, 9503080181, 9503090101, 9503070092, 9503020525, 9503020522, 9503020520, 9503020510, 9503020492, 9503020489, 9503020486, 9503020473, 9503020475, 9503020470, 9503020469]
[Folder 6 contains correspondence assigned the following unique numbers: 9503020465, 9503020448, 9503140433, 9503140412, 9503020392, 9503020444, 9503020441, 9503020423, 9503020414, 9503020401, 9503020383, 9503020376, 9503020377, 9503020378, 9503020369, 9503020363, 9503020360]
March-April 1995
[Contains correspondence assigned the following unique numbers: 9503020353, 9603020351, 9503020346, 9503020302, 9503020302, 9503020297, 9503020166, 9503020100, 9503020148, 9503020147, 9503020142, 9503020138, 9503020118, 9503020117]
David Lee Herman
March 1995
[2 folders]
[Folder 2 contains possibly excepted information: home e-mail addresses]
March-April 1995
[Contains possibly excepted information: home e-mail addresses]
David Hicks
October-November 1995, August 1997
October 1997
October-November 1997
Jesse Jacobs
January-February 1995
[Contains correspondence assigned the following unique numbers: 9503130151, 9502080062]
March, August 1997
[Contains correspondence assigned the following unique numbers: 9503140236, 9503140191, 9503140471, 9503070052, 9503020531, 9503020183, 9503020096, 9503020156, 9503020114, 9503140103]
Carl Johnson
August-September 1995
September 1995
Eddie Johnson
May-June 1997
June 1997
Clifton Charles Russell
December 1994-January 1995
[Contains correspondence assigned the following unique number: 950130113]
February 1995
[Contains correspondence assigned the following unique number: 9502100211]
March 1995
[8 folders]
[Folder 1 contains correspondence assigned the following unique numbers: 9503080112, 9503130116, 9503140626, 9503150515, 9503140457, 9503140444, 9603140361, 9603140304, 9603140322]
[Folder 2 contains correspondence assigned the following unique numbers: 9503140639, 9503140349, 9503140272, 9503140263, 9503140229, 9503140217, 9503140204, 9503160602, 9603140325, 9603140335]
[Folder 3 contains correspondence assigned the following unique numbers: 9503160599, 9503130103, 9503140764, 9503140748, 9503090232, 9503090196, 9503090168, 9503090146, 9503090144, 9503090142, 9503090117, 9503020398, 9503020385, 9603140340, 9603140359]
[Folder 4 contains correspondence assigned the following unique numbers: 9503070224, 9503070222, 9503070221, 9503070220, 9503070219, 9503070218, 9503070217, 9503070214, 9503070215, 9503070211, 9503070209, 9503070208, 9503070207, 9503070206, 9503070205, 9503070204, 9503070203, 9503070202, 9503070201, 9503070200, 9503070198, 9503070197, 9503070196, 9503070195, 9503070183, 9603140295, 9603140280]
[Folder 5 contains correspondence assigned the following unique numbers: 9503070180, 9503070175, 9503070165, 9503070166, 9503070167, 9503070168, 9503070169, 9503070170, 9503070171, 9503070172, 9503070173, 9603140292, 9603140289]
[Folder 6 contains correspondence assigned the following unique numbers: 9503070174, 9503070163, 9503070164, 9503070161, 9503070160, 9503070159, 9503070158, 9503070157, 9503070156, 9503070155, 9503070154, 9503070153, 9503070152, 9503140299]
[Folder 7 contains correspondence assigned the following unique numbers: 9503070147, 9503070145, 9503070144, 9503070140, 9503070139, 9503070138, 9503070136, 9503070135, 9503070134, 9503070133, 9503070132, 9503070129, 9503070127, 9503070126]
[Folder 8 contains correspondence assigned the following unique numbers: 9503070125, 9503070124, 9503070123, 9503070122, 9503080120, 9503070119, 9503080116, 9503080115, 9503070114, 9503080111, 9503080110, 9503020480, 9503020466, 9503020121, 9503020102]
April-August 1995
Box
2002/151-458 Irineo Tristan Montoya
March 1996
[2 folders]
March, July 1996
September 1996-January 1997
February 1997
March-May 1997
May 1997
[3 folders]
June 1997
[5 folders]
June-August 1997
Joseph Stanley Faulder
March-April 1997
April 1997
[5 folders]
April-May 1997
May 1997
[26 folders]
June 1997
[1-4 of 9 folders]
Box
2002/151-459 June 1997
[5-9 of 9 folders]
June-July 1997
July-August 1997
Maurice Andrews
February-March 1995
[Contains correspondence assigned the following unique number: 9503150058]
March 1995
[5 folders]
[Folder 1 contains correspondence assigned the following unique numbers: 9503150082, 9503150086, 9503140180, 9503140179, 9503140172, 9503140166, 9503140181, 9503140182, 9503140152, 9503140149, 9503140141, 9503140140, 9503140136, 9503140133, 9503140120, 9503150036]
[Folder 2 contains correspondence assigned the following unique numbers: 9503140091, 9503140262, 9503140257, 9503140253, 9503140250, 9503060243, 9503140235, 9503140238, 9503140231, 9503140219, 9503140226, 9503140213, 9503140216, 9503140209, 9503140198, 9503140199, 9503140195, 9503140183, 9503140185, 9503140189, 9503140205, 9503160601, 9503130095]
[Folder 3 contains correspondence assigned the following unique numbers: 9503160596, 9503130062, 9503130064, 9503130155, 9503130154, 9503130152, 9503130149, 9503130147, 9503130144, 9503130136, 9503130130, 9503130129, 9503090447, 9503100111, 9503100112, 9503150034]
[Folder 4 contains correspondence assigned the following unique numbers: 9503100093, 9503100077, 9503100079, 9503100076, 9503100070, 9503100064, 9503100062, 9503100047, 9503100049, 9503100043, 9503100033, 9503100028, 9503100029, 9503100030, 9503150043, 9503150037]
[Folder 5 contains correspondence assigned the following unique numbers: 9503100031, 9503100002, 9503090288, 9503090291, 9503090109, 9503090104, 9503090106, 9503030333, 9503030330, 9503140667, 9503140660, 9503140658, 9503140653, 9503140648, 9503140640, 9503140636, 9503140632, 9503140624, 9503140629, 9503140483, 9503140414, 9503140410, 9503070242, 9503070239, 9503070243, 9503150051, 9503150070]
March-April 1995
[Contains correspondence assigned the following unique numbers: 9503080162, 9503140706, 9503140713, 9503140717, 9503140720, 9503140699, 9503030329, 9503020397, 9503020399, 9503020347, 9503020389, 9503020388, 9503020386, 9503020383, 9503030328, 9503030343, 9503140551, 9503140489, 9503140443, 9503090089, 9503090094, 9503090097]
Richard Wayne Jones
February-April 1995
[Contains correspondence assigned the following unique numbers: 9503090279, 9502100186, 9503130024, 9503150041]
April 1995
[6 folders]
April, October 1995, June 1996, January, September 1997
Earl Russell Beringer, April 1995, January-March 1996, May-June 1997
James Briddle
November-December 1995
December 1995
[2 folders]
[Folder 2 contains possibly excepted information: home e-mail address]
January-February 1996
Bruce Callins
October 1996
[2 folders]
October 1996, May 1997
Jorge Cordova
August, April, October 1995
October 1995
Mario Marquez
January-March 1995
[Contains correspondence assigned the following unique numbers: 9502240538, 9502280278, 9503020196, 9503140502, 9503020098, 9503140431, 9503140266, 9503140259, 9503090077, 9503070387, 9502100236]
March-April 1995
[Contains correspondence assigned the following unique numbers: 9503020287, 9503150072]
Miguel Angel Martinez
March-April 1995
[Contains correspondence assigned the following unique numbers: 9503070086, 9503140610, 9503140725, 9503090159, 9503140201]
May-July 1995
July 1995, January, May, December 1996, August 1997
[Contains correspondence assigned the following unique number: 9507050206]
August-September 1997
Jerry McFadden
November 1995
December 1995
[2 folders]
December 1995, 1996, January 1997, undated
January-February 1997, undated
February 1997, undated
February, May, November 1997, undated
James Meanes
August 1995
[2 folders]
August-September 1995
Javier S. Medina
July-August 1995, February 1996
March, May, July-August 1996
August, November 1996, undated
Box
2002/151-460 December 1996-April 1997
April-May 1997
[Contains possibly excepted information: home e-mail address]
May-June 1997, undated
May-June, August, November 1997, undated
Vernon Sattiewhite
July 1995
[3 folders]
July-August 1995
August 1995
[6 folders]
August-October 1995
Calvin Burdine
February 1995
[Contains correspondence assigned the following unique numbers: 9502070044, 9502080039, 9502240535, 9502250546, 9502280211, 9502100151, 9502100142, 9502100140, 9502100135, 9502100208, 9502100201, 9502100177, 9502100213]
February-March 1995
[Contains correspondence assigned the following unique numbers: 9503140333, 9503140331, 9502100197, 9502280093]
March 1995
[9 folders]
[Folder 1 contains correspondence assigned the following unique number: 9503130025]
[Folder 2 contains correspondence assigned the following unique numbers: 9503130020, 9503130019, 9503130153, 9503130135, 9503130133, 9503130126, 9503130120, 9503130113, 9503130110, 9503100094, 9503100083, 9503100088, 9503100072]
[Folder 3 contains correspondence assigned the following unique numbers: 9503100054, 9503100055, 9503100034, 9503090267, 9503090261, 9503090258, 9503090281, 9503090246, 9503090242, 9503090229, 9503090216, 9503090210, 9503090193, 9503090181, 9503090178, 9503090172, 9503140145]
[Folder 4 contains correspondence assigned the following unique numbers: 9503090172, 9503090163, 9503090127, 9503090125, 9503090135, 9503090115, 9503090099, 9503090101, 9503070194, 9503070186, 9503070187, 9503070106, 9503070107, 9503080157, 9503140701, 9503140684, 9503140520, 9503140655]
[Folder 5 contains correspondence assigned the following unique numbers: 9503140486, 9503140488, 9503140477, 9503140448, 9503140446, 9503140436, 9503140432, 9503140418, 9503140416, 9503140403, 9503020533, 9503020496, 9503020485, 9503020460, 9503070192]
[Folder 6 contains correspondence assigned the following unique numbers: 9503020419, 9503020416, 9503020410, 9503020390, 9503020374, 9503020372, 9503020356, 9503020341, 9503020306, 9503020291, 9503020238, 9503020225, 9503020203, 9503020186, 9503020083]
[Folder 7 contains correspondence assigned the following unique numbers: 9503020160, 9503020128, 9503020112, 9503020110, 9503020094, 9503020093, 9503150156, 9503150096, 9503150065, 9503150055, 9503150035]
[Folder 8 contains correspondence assigned the following unique numbers: 9503140630, 9503140592, 9503140582, 9503140371, 9503140554, 9503140543, 9503140487, 9503140449, 9503140437, 9503140430, 9503150429, 9503140426, 9503140378, 9503140375, 9503140323, 9503140318, 9503140310, 9503140305]
[Folder 9 contains correspondence assigned the following unique numbers: 9603140246, 9603140240, 9603140237, 9603140227, 9603140221, 9603140224, 9603130076, 9603130077, 9603130078, 9603130074, 9603130065, 9603130028]
March-April 1995
April 1995
April, July, September-October 1995
Ricky Green
August-September 1997
September 1997
[9 folders]
September-November 1997
Daryl Wheatfall
August 1995, September-December 1996, January-February 1997
February 1997
[5 folders]
February-March 1997
March 1997
March-June 1997
September 1997
October-November 1997
November 1997
Kenneth Ransom
January 1996, September-October 1997
Box
2002/151-461 October 1997
[10 folders]
[Folder 3 contains possibly excepted information: home e-mail address]
October-November 1997
November 1997
Robert Carter
January, October, November-December 1994
December 1994-January 1995, undated
January 1995, undated
[14 folders]
[Folder 12 contains correspondence assigned the following unique numbers: 9501310479, 9501310480, 9501310481, 9501310482, 9501310483, 9501310484, 9501310485, 9501310486, 9501310487, 9501310488, 9501310478, 9501310477, 9501310476, 9501310475, 9501310474, 9501310473]
[Folder 13 contains correspondence assigned the following unique numbers: 9501310472, 9501310470, 9501310471, 9501310469, 9501310468, 9501310467, 9501310466, 9501310465, 9501310464, 9501310463, 9501310462, 9501310454, 9501310455, 9501310456, 9501310457, 9501310458, 9501310459, 9501310460, 9501310461]
[Folder 14 contains correspondence assigned the following unique numbers: 9501310453, 9501310451, 9501310450, 9501310459]
February 1995
February-March 1995
[Contains correspondence assigned the following unique numbers: 9503020108, 9503020292, 9503020293, 9503020295, 9503140406, 9503020294, 9503020312, 9503140404, 9503140478, 9503140534, 9503140622]
March 1995
[4 folders]
[Folder 1 contains correspondence assigned the following unique numbers: 9503150112, 9503150163, 9503150060, 9503150020, 9503150022, 9503140018, 9503150024, 9503150025, 9503150027, 9503150028, 9503150013, 9503150123, 9503150127, 9503150129, 9503150132, 9503150142, 9503150150, 9503150151, 9503150119, 9503150114, 9503140620, 9503140393]
[Folder 2 contains correspondence assigned the following unique numbers: 9503150152, 9503150164, 9503150116, 9503140619, 9503140618, 9503140390]
[Folder 3 contains correspondence assigned the following unique numbers: 9503140611, 9503140614, 9503140114]
[Folder 4 contains correspondence assigned the following unique numbers: 9503140598, 9503140597, 9503140596, 9503140595, 9503140593, 9503140589, 9503140586, 9503140583, 9503140581, 9503140580, 9503140577, 9503140573, 9503140560, 9503140564, 9503140568, 9503140557, 9503130013, 9503090439, 9503090440, 9503090442, 9503090443, 9503130139, 9503130138, 9503130137, 9503130014, 9503130015, 9503130018, 9503130023, 9503140607, 9503140605]
March-April 1995
[Contains correspondence assigned the following unique number: 9503140507]
April-June, August-September 1995, undated
September-October 1995
November 1995, January 1996
Thomas Miller-El
February-April 1995
April 1995
[2 folders]
April, July-August 1995
August 1995
[2 folders]
August-September 1995
September-October 1995
October 1995
[1-5 of 9 folders]
Box
2002/151-462 October 1995
[6-9 of 9 folders]
November-December 1995
December 1995
[2 folders]
December 1995-January 1996
January-February 1996
February 1996
[2 folders]
February-March 1996
[Contains correspondence assigned the following unique number: 9503090200]
April 1996
April-May 1996
June 1996
June-July 1996
July 1996
[5 folders]
July-September 1996
September 1996
September, December 1996, January 1997
February-May 1997
Robert West
May 1997
June 1997
July 1997
[4 folders]
July-August 1997
David Stoker
February 1997
February-March, May-June 1997
June 1997
William Shannon
May-June 1997
June 1997
[6 folders]
June-July 1997
Emile Duhamel
January 1996
[3 folders]
January-February, September, December 1996
Richard Drinkard, January 1996, May 1997
Emerson Rudd
January, February, July, September 1995
[Contains correspondence assigned the following unique number: 9502070057]
September 1995, March 1996
March 1996
[3 folders]
March-April 1996
Box
2002/151-463 April 1996
June-July 1996
July 1996
Brian Roberson
December 1995-January 1996
March, May, June-July, September-October 1996
January 1997
[12 folders]
April 1997
April-June 1997
June 1997
[2 folders]
Billy Joe Woods
February 1997
[2 folders]
February-March 1997
March 1997
March-April 1997
April 1997
[2 folders]
Irineo Tristan Montoya (Spanish-language letters)
[Note: These letters were labeled as "Spanish-language letters" by the Governor's Office. A few of the letters, however, are in English. All were sent from Mexico, mostly from educational institutions.]
February 1996
March 1996
[1-29 of 50 folders]
[Folders 2-7 contain correspondence assigned the following unique number: 9603060575]
[Folders 7-11 contain correspondence assigned the following unique number: 9603060578]
[Folders 11-19 contain correspondence assigned the following unique number: 9603060579]
[Folders 19-23 contain correspondence assigned the following unique number: 9603060583]
[Folders 23-29 contain correspondence assigned the following unique number: 9603060587]
Box
2002/151-464 March 1996
[30-50 of 50 folders]
[Folders 29-33 contain correspondence assigned the following unique number: 9603060587]
[Folders 33-39 contain correspondence assigned the following unique number: 9603060589]
[Folders 39-40 contain correspondence assigned the following unique number: 9603060591]
[Folder 41 contain correspondence assigned the following unique number: 9603060593]
[Folders 41-47 contain correspondence assigned the following unique number: 9603060595]
[Folders 47-50 contain correspondence assigned the following unique number: 9603060597]
Dorsie Johnson
September-October 1996
May-June 1997
Miscellaneous inmates, 1994-1997, bulk 1995-1997
Doud S. Adenadus-Ronald Allridge
Ronald Allridge-Delma Banks
[Contains correspondence assigned the following unique number: 9502100217]
Delma Banks-Richard Brimage
Richard Brimage-Jeffery Caldwell
[Contains correspondence assigned the following unique numbers: 9503020174, 9503020300]
Jeffery Caldwell-Vincent Cooks
Vincent Cooks-Daniel Corwin
Daniel Corwin-James Davis
James Davis-Jeffery Doughtie
[Contains correspondence assigned the following unique number: 9503020510]
Jeffery Doughtie-Miguel Flores
Tony Ford-Gary Graham
Anthony Graves-Karl Hammond
[Contains correspondence assigned the following unique number: 9508050218]
Karl Hammond-Geronimo Ibañez
Leo Jenkins-William Kitchens
[Contains correspondence assigned the following unique number: 9503130057]
William Kitchens
William Kitchens-Harold Joe Lane
Harold Joe Lane
[4 folders]
Harold Joe Lane-Charlie Livingston
Charlie Livingston-David Losada
David Losada-Fletcher Mann
[Contains correspondence assigned the following unique number: 9503130117]
Fletcher Mann-Robert J. Morris
Glenn McGinniss-Avian Ray Murphy
[Contains correspondence assigned the following unique numbers: 9503020462, 9503020495, 9502100116, 9503150039]
Avian Ray Murphy-Alex T. Nicotra
[Contains correspondence assigned the following unique number: 9502100221]
Pamela Perillo-Granville Riddle
Michael L. Riley-John Satterwhite
James Session
James Session-David Spence
[Contains possibly excepted information: home e-mail address]
Benjamin Stone-Jessel Turner
Box
2002/151-465 Martin Vega-Larry White
Larry White-Ayeaye Win
[Contains correspondence assigned the following unique numbers: 9502150091, 9502100157, 9503140369, 9503140366, 9502100131]
General opinions:
1994, January 1995
January 1995
[2 folders]
January-February 1995
February-March 1995, undated
[Contains correspondence assigned the following unique number: 9503150172]
March 1995, undated
[1-5 of 6 folders]
[Folder 1 contains correspondence assigned the following unique numbers: 9503020124, 9503020168, 9503020267, 9503020288, 9503020185, 9503020270, 9503020105, 9503020089, 9503020407, 9503080100, 9503070213, 9503070212, 9503070185, 9503070184, 9503070188, 9503140693]
[Folder 2 contains correspondence assigned the following unique numbers: 9503140506, 9503140451, 9503150159, 9503150155, 9503150099, 9503150103, 9503150095, 9503150062, 9503130131, 9503130134, 9503130150, 9503130106, 9503140465, 9503140649]
[Folder 3 contains correspondence assigned the following unique numbers: 9503140646, 9503140642, 9503140468, 9503140474, 9503140476, 9503140519, 9503140154, 9503130082, 9503130051, 9503160598, 9503140382, 9503140387, 9503140396, 9503140127, 9503130045, 9503130047]
[Folder 4 contains correspondence assigned the following unique numbers: 9503150165, 9503150168]
[Folder 5 contains correspondence assigned the following unique numbers: 9503130101, 9503130092, 9503140270, 9503130087, 9503130042, 9503130071, 9503130069, 9503130068, 9503130067, 9503130066]
[Folder 6 contains correspondence assigned the following unique numbers: 9503130072, 9503130124]
April 1995, undated
[2 folders]
June-July 1995, undated
July-August 1995, undated
September-October 1995
November-December 1995
December 1995-January 1996, undated
January-February 1996
February 1996
February-March 1996
March-April 1996
April -June 1996
September-November 1996
December 1996-March 1997
March-April 1997
April-May 1997
May-June 1997
June 1997
[12 folders]
July 1997
[6 folders]
July-August 1997
August 1997
[6 folders]
Box
2002/151-466 August-September 1997
September 1997
[10 folders]
September-October 1997
October 1997
[5 folders]
[Folder 3 contains possibly excepted information: home e-mail address]
October-November 1997
November-December 1997



 

State opinion ballots, 1995-1996, 1998-2000, undated, bulk 1999-2000,
8.7 cubic ft.

The Correspondence/Constituent Services Office was responsible for receiving and managing correspondence and preparing replies to many of the letters written to Texas Governor George W. Bush's Office. Records in this subseries are form letters sent to the Texas Governor's Office, 1995 to 1996 and 1998 to 2000, with brief statements on selected issues, prepared by National Write Your Congressman, Inc. There are two versions in each of the three groupings. Issues listed on the 1995-1996 ballots include tax reform, state treasurer position, welfare reform, initiative and referendum, term limits, concealed weapons, juvenile justice, and education reform. Issues on the 1998-1999 ballots include abortion, employer immunity, Olympics, and school vouchers. Issues on the 2000 ballots include same sex marriages, employment at will, and parental consent for abortions. Other information on the ballots includes date and name, occupation, and address of person filling out the ballot, and occasionally comments about the ballot issues written by the correspondent. Some of the 1995 and 2000 ballots remain unopened.
Arrangement
These records are arranged in groups by year of ballots by the creating agency.
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), State opinion ballots, Texas Governor George W. Bush Correspondence/Constituent Services Office bulk mail not logged. Archives and Information Services Division, Texas State Library and Archives Commission.
Processed by
Jessica Tucker, May 2010
Box
2002/151-466 1995
[1-16 of 21 folders]
Box
2002/151-467 1995
[17-21 of 21 folders]
1996
[9 folders]
1998
[1-9 of 42 folders]
Box
2002/151-468 1998
[10-42 of 42 folders]
1999
[1-10 of 132 folders]
Box
2002/151-469 1999
[11-53 of 132 folders]
Box
2002/151-470 1999
[54-92 of 132 folders]
Box
2002/151-471 1999
[93-132 of 132 folders]
Box
2002/151-472 2000
[1-40 of 130 folders]
Box
2002/151-473 2000
[41-81 of 130 folders]
Box
2002/151-474 2000
[82-124 of 130 folders]
Box
2002/151-475 2000
[125-130 of 130 folders]



 

Texas congratulatory correspondence, 2000, undated,
1.8 cubic ft.

The Correspondence/Constituent Services Office was responsible for preparing replies to many of the letters written to Texas Governor George W. Bush's Office. This subseries is composed of letters sent to Governor/President-elect George W. Bush, dating November to December 2000, congratulating him on his election as President of the United States. Congratulatory correspondence includes attachments such as clippings, photographs, and audiocassettes. This subseries includes letters that are post-election but before the outcome of the election in Florida was determined. Some letters are stamped GWB with a date, but most letters have no date stamps. Response to the correspondence is not attached, but GC-1 appears as a notation and some letters have check marks and initials, made by the Governor's Office staff member who handled the correspondence. Among the correspondents are friends, local officials, children, and other supporters, with a very few opponents. They include nuns of the Monastery of the Infant Jesus in Lufkin, Texas, Dallas Mayor Ronald Kirk, Republican politician Rob Mosbacher, San Antonio Mayor Howard W. Peak, Bishop Michael D. Pfeifer of San Angelo, President of Southern Methodist University R. Gerald Turner, and University of Texas football coach Mack Brown.
Arrangement
These records were arranged by the creating agency into three groups: approved responses for transition correspondence (formulated by the Correspondence Office), correspondence sent to the Governor's Office, and emails. In the second group, correspondence has been arranged by the first letter of the correspondent's last name by the processing archivist.
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), 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 Archives staff when reviewing photographic materials.
To view videocassettes or listen to audiocassettes and compact discs (CDs) please contact Archives staff.
Preferred Citation
(Identify the item), Texas congratulatory correspondence, Texas Governor George W. Bush Correspondence/Constituent Services Office bulk mail not logged. Archives and Information Services Division, Texas State Library and Archives Commission.
Processed by
Jessica Tucker, June 2010
Box
2002/151-475 Approved responses for transition correspondence, December 19, 2000
2000 and undated:
A
[4 folders]
[Folder 1 contains correspondence assigned the following unique number: 20012200097]
B
[8 folders]
[Folder 7 contains possibly excepted information: home e-mail address]
C
[6 folders]
[Folders 5 and 6 contain possibly excepted information: home e-mail address]
D
[3 folders]
E
[2 folders]
[Folder 1 contains possibly excepted information: home e-mail address]
F
[3 folders]
[Folder 3 contains possibly excepted information: home e-mail address]
G
[5 folders]
H
[7 folders]
I-J
J
K
[1-2 of 3 folders]
[Folder 2 contains possibly excepted information: home e-mail address]
K
[3 of 3 folders]
Box
2002/151-476 L
[6 folders]
M
[7 folders]
[Folder 2 contains possibly excepted information: home e-mail address]
N
[3 folders]
O
P
[5 folders]
R
[5 folders]
S
[6 folders]
T
[2 folders]
U-V
V
[Contains possibly excepted information: home e-mail address]
W
[6 folders]
Y-Z, anonymous
E-mails, 2000
[8 folders]
[All folders contain possibly excepted information: home e-mail addresses]



 

Other bulk mail, 1995-2000, undated, bulk 2000,
5 cubic ft.

The Correspondence/Constituent Services Office was responsible for preparing replies to many of the letters written to Texas Governor George W. Bush's Office. The records in this subseries are form letters, petitions, correspondence, school district performance reviews, and emails, 1995 to 2000 and undated, bulk 2000, sent to the Texas Governor's Office, concerning sea turtles; the Gay, Lesbian, and Straight Network; Rio Grande Valley housing; death penalty for juveniles; United Nations; religious freedom; law enforcement; and parental rights among other topics. The following groups of records consist entirely of form petitions, so only a sample of one-tenth of the original volume was retained: Concerned Women for America Legislative Action Committee, Religious Freedom, Rio Grande Valley, Law Enforcement, Death Penalty for Juveniles, and "Emergency Letter to the Governor." This subseries also includes correspondence dated toward the end of Bush's tenure as Texas Governor that was not entered in the central correspondence database. (Exceptions are noted in the folder listing.) Many of these letters are printouts of e-mails generated by PlanetFeedback.com regarding complaints against Texas business establishments or foreign nationals opposing capital punishment. Correspondents include a member of the Basque Parliament (Juan Juaristi Lizarralde), several Amnesty International groups, Christians for the Abolition of Torture, members of the House of Lords (Lord and Lady Judd), and Catholic bishops, among others.
Arrangement
These records are arranged by record type or the first letter of the correspondent's last name by the processing archivist.
Restrictions on Access
Because of the possibility that portions of these records fall under Public Information Act exceptions including, but not limited to, social security numbers (V.T.C.A., Government Code Section 552.147); e-mail addresses (V.T.C.A., Government Code Section 552.137); and financial 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. 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), Other bulk mail, Texas Governor George W. Bush Correspondence/Constituent Services Office bulk mail not logged. Archives and Information Services Division, Texas State Library and Archives Commission.
Processed by
Jessica Tucker, August 2010
Box
2002/151-477 Independent School District Performance Reviews:
Socorro, March 1998
Beaumont, September 1995
Ysleta, April 1998
Mount Pleasant, February 1999
Wimberley, June 1998
Port Arthur, May 1998
Concerned Women for America Legislative Action Committee petitions, undated
Sea turtles e-mail petitions, July 1999
[6 folders]
[All folders contain possibly excepted information: home e-mail addresses]
Religious Freedom Petitions, undated
Petitions - Rio Grande Valley, January-February 1997
Law Enforcement Petitions, undated
Death Penalty for Juveniles Petitions, January 19, 1999
Box
2002/151-478 "Emergency Letter to the Governor" Petitions, July-August 1997
Petitions regarding parental consent for abortions performed on minors, undated
Abortion issues, 2000
A
[7 folders]
[Note: The majority of the files labeled alphabetically from A to Z contain information protected under home e-mail addresses (V.T.C.A., Government Code Section 552.137). Because these items are present in the majority of these folders, they are not individually marked as confidential in the folder inventory.]
[Folder 2 contains correspondence assigned the following unique numbers: 2010250039, 2010240301, 2010240180, 2010310248, 2011150319, 2011150355, 2011160179, 2011150243]
B
[16 folders]
[Folder 3 contains correspondence assigned the following unique numbers: 2010250200, 2010250062, 2010250046, 2010250041, 2010250279, 2010250352, 2010240161, 2010240170, 2010240175]
[Folder 4 contains correspondence assigned the following unique numbers: 2011020209, 2011100180, 2011100172, 2011130057, 2011130073, 2011130267, 2011140279, 2011140445, 2011150221, 2011150359, 2011160174, 2011160176, 2011160201]
[Folder 5 contains correspondence assigned the following unique numbers: 2011010007, 2011020189, 2010310245, 2010260079, 2010260069, 2010260020, 2011010010]
C
[1-6 of 11 folders]
[Folder 2 contains correspondence assigned the following unique numbers: 2010250204, 2010250197, 2010250196, 2010250235, 2010240367, 2010240364, 2010240330, 2010240298, 2010240294, 2010240291, 2010260086, 2010260115, 2010310297, 2010260063]
[Folder 3 contains correspondence assigned the following unique numbers: 2011130141, 2011130167, 2011140260, 201140269, 2011150264, 2011150322, 2011150349, 2011150353, 2011160185, 2012080133]
[Folder 10 contains possibly excepted information: social security number]
D
[6 folders]
[Folder 1 contains correspondence assigned the following unique numbers: 2010250202, 2010240057, 2010240341]
[Folder 2 contains correspondence assigned the following unique numbers: 2011020210, 2011100166, 2011100170, 2011130060, 2011130178, 2011130179, 2011150231, 2011160172, 2012140208]
Box
2002/151-479 E
[4 folders]
[Folder 1 contains correspondence assigned the following unique numbers: 2011100184, 2011150342]
F
[7 folders]
[Folder 2 contains possibly excepted information: financial information]
[Folder 2 contains correspondence assigned the following unique numbers: 2010250194, 2010250246, 2010240316, 2010240297, 2011130173, 2011130185, 2011130181, 2011130285]
G
[9 folders]
[Folder 2 contains correspondence assigned the following unique numbers: 2010250282, 201250253, 2010240348, 2011020182, 2010260125, 2011130266, 2011150156]
[Folder 3 contains correspondence assigned the following unique numbers: 2011150235, 2011150345, 2011160175, 2011150325]
H
[8 folders]
[Folder 2 contains correspondence assigned the following unique numbers: 2010250201, 2010250076, 2010250042, 2010250288, 2010240354, 2010240265, 2010240181, 2010240123, 2011010015, 2011100150, 2011150068, 2011150166, 2011160204]
I
[Contains correspondence assigned the following unique numbers: 2010250240, 2011130127, 2011160199]
J
[4 folders]
[Folder 1 contains correspondence assigned the following unique numbers: 2010250070, 2010250054]
[Folder 2 contains correspondence assigned the following unique numbers: 2010250273, 2010250265, 2010240347, 2010240329, 2010260081, 2011020207]
K
[5 folders]
[Folder 1 contains correspondence assigned the following unique numbers: 2010250004, 2010250059, 2010250057, 2011010149, 2011140288]
L
[7 folders]
[Folder 2 contains correspondence assigned the following unique numbers: 2010250048, 2010250294, 2010250295, 2010250259, 2010250232, 2010260143, 2011100183]
M
[1-2 of 14 folders]
Box
2002/151-480 M
[3-14 of 14 folders]
[Folder 3 contains correspondence assigned the following unique numbers: 2010250198, 2010250067]
[Folder 4 contains correspondence assigned the following unique numbers: 2010250065, 2010250053, 2010250050, 2010250043, 2010250286, 2010250239, 2010240346, 2010240303, 2010240182, 2011010147, 2011100145, 2011100149, 2011140263, 2011140424, 2011150309, 2011150311, 2011160023, 2011160202, 2011160203, 2011160213, 2011160215]
N
[3 folders]
[Folder 1 contains correspondence assigned the following unique numbers: 2011130115, 2011160214]
[Folder 3 contains correspondence assigned the following unique numbers: 2010250040, 2010240358]
O
[3 folders]
[Folder 1 contains correspondence assigned the following unique numbers: 2011100154, 2011130070, 2011130188, 2011160208, 2011160212, 2011160209]
P
[9 folders]
[Folder 2 contains correspondence assigned the following unique number: 2010250199]
[Folder 3 contains correspondence assigned the following unique numbers: 2010240323, 2010310246, 2011100155, 2011140002, 2011140003, 2011140005, 2011160133, 2011160210, 2012140371]
Q
R
[9 folders]
[Folder 2 contains correspondence assigned the following unique numbers: 2010250237, 2010250234, 2010240136, 2010260078, 2011130268, 2011140252, 2011160200]
S
[1-13 of 14 folders]
[Folder 3 contains correspondence assigned the following unique numbers: 2010250060, 2010250297, 2010250290, 2010250274, 2010250255, 2010250230, 2010240336, 2010240333, 2010240327, 2010240321, 2010240311, 2010240270, 2010240177, 2011100147, 2011100156, 2011130078]
[Folder 4 contains correspondence assigned the following unique numbers: 2011130117, 2011140255, 2011160206, 2011020196]
Box
2002/151-481 S
[14 of 14 folders]
T
[8 folders]
[Folder 1 contains correspondence assigned the following unique numbers: 2010250069, 2010250284, 2010240325, 2010240319, 2011020217, 2011140451, 2011160170, 2011160188]
[Folder 8 contains correspondence assigned the following unique number: 2012070134]
U
[2 folders]
[Folder 1 contains correspondence assigned the following unique number: 2011100145, 2011130120, 2011160183]
V
[5 folders]
[Folder 2 contains correspondence assigned the following unique numbers: 2010250292, 2011130049]
W
[6 folders]
[Folder 2 contains correspondence assigned the following unique numbers: 2010250203, 2010250072, 2010250271, 2010240299, 2010240192, 2010240185, 2011070124, 2010240068, 2011100177, 2011130164, 2011130283, 2011130219, 2011150251]
[Folder 3 contains correspondence assigned the following unique numbers: 2011150284, 2011150351, 2011160013, 2011160014, 2011160021, 2011160126, 2011160205, 2011150251]
X-Y
[Contains correspondence assigned the following unique number: 2012130175]
Z
[2 folders]
Multiple senders
[6 folders]
[Folder 4 contains correspondence assigned the following unique number: 2011160019]
[Folder 5 contains correspondence assigned the following unique number: 2011100182]
[Folder 6 contains correspondence assigned the following unique number: 2010250256]
Anonymous
[4 folders]
[Folder 2 contains correspondence assigned the following unique number: 2010240109]
Illegible
[8 folders]
[Folder 4 contains correspondence assigned the following unique numbers: 2011160211, 2011140426]