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Overview

Agency History

George W. Bush Biographical Sketch

Scope and Contents of the Records

Organization of the Records

Restrictions

Index Terms

Related Material

Administrative Information

Description of Series

Web site files, 1987-2000, undated, bulk 1996-2000,

Web site photographs, 1890-2000, undated, bulk 1995-2000,

Texas State Library and Archives Commission

Texas Governor George W. Bush:

An Inventory of Governor George W. Bush Press Office Web Site Development Files Located at the George W. Bush Presidential Library, 1890-2000, undated, bulk 1995-2000



Overview

Creator: Texas. Governor (1995-2000 : Bush)
Title: Governor George W. Bush Press Office web site development files
Dates: 1890-2000, undated
Dates: bulk 1995-2000
Abstract: Major responsibilities of the Press Office for Texas Governor George W. Bush included creating and maintaining the Internet web site for the Governor's Office. Types of records in this series include photographs, publications, articles, computer disks, CD-ROMs, a program, audiocassettes, videocassettes, memoranda, notes, negatives, slides, proof sheets, news clippings, correspondence, faxes, e-mails, and press releases. Dates range from 1890 to 2000 and undated with the bulk of records dating from 1995 to 2000.
Quantity: 5.4 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.

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 web site 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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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.)

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Scope and Contents of the Records

Major responsibilities of the Press Office for Texas Governor George W. Bush included creating and maintaining the Internet web site for the Governor's Office. Types of records in this series include photographs, publications, articles, computer disks, CD-ROMs, a program, audiocassettes, videocassettes, memoranda, notes, negatives, slides, proof sheets, news clippings, correspondence, faxes, e-mails, and press releases. Dates range from 1890 to 2000 and undated with the bulk of records dating from 1995 to 2000. The records of the Texas Governor George W. Bush Press Office web site development files are divided into two subseries: web site files and photographs.

The subseries Web site files, 1987 to 2000, contains hard-copy publications (providing background information and ideas for the Governor's Office web site) and a videocassette, audiocassettes, computer disks, and CD-ROMs, dealing with a variety of subjects. Other records in this series are printouts of pages from the Lone Star Leaders and Legislative Information web sites, plus associated correspondence, faxes, e-mails, memoranda, press releases, publications, and photographs. A history of Governor Bush’s web site includes a historical analysis and sample pages from the web site in 1996, 1998, and 2000. Topics covered by the analysis include design, navigation and links, technology, and content. Finally, a group of alphabetical topic files concerns subjects such as criminal justice, disabilities, the Governor’s Mansion, proclamations, and the Women’s Commission, among others.

The series Web site photographs consists of more than 838 photographs relating to Governor George Bush, events he participated in, and the Governor's Office web site, dating 1890 to 2000 and undated. Most of the photographs in this series are copies of photographs obtained from other repositories or photographs sent to the Governor's Office by participants in the events depicted.

Many of the photographs were given a unique ID number by the Press Office staff and grouped into several categories, including family, campaign, inauguration, and web design. These photographs are labeled with an alphanumeric code indicating category, date (when known), and item number. Many of the family history photographs were obtained from the George Bush Presidential Library.

One group contains historical photographs for possible use on the Governor's inauguration web site. These photographs are copies obtained from the holdings of the Texas State Preservation Board, the Texas State Library and Archives Commission, and the University of Texas Institute of Texan Cultures at San Antonio. Most of the remaining records are unlabeled photographs, negatives, and proof sheets of Governor Bush at various events with constituents and related textual materials.

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Organization of the Records

These records are organized into two subseries by the creating agency and State Archives staff:
Web site files, 1987-2000, undated, bulk 1996-2000, 3 cubic ft.
Web site photographs, 1890-2000, undated, bulk 1995-2000, 2.4 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, agency memoranda and working papers (V.T.C.A., Government Code Section 552.111) and 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.).

Some of the records in this series are copies of photographs obtained from other repositories. Researchers will need to contact the original repository if they wish to obtain copies of the images.

Technical Requirements

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

To view videocassettes or CD-ROMs or listen to audiocassettes please contact Archives staff.

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

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Index Terms

The terms listed here were used to catalog the records. The terms can be used to find similar or related records.
Personal Names:
Bush, George W. (George Walker), 1946-
Corporate Names:
Texas. Office of the Governor. Press Office
Subjects:
Governors--Texas.
Government information--Texas.
Government web sites--Texas.
Places:
Texas--Politics and government--1951-
Document Types:
Photographs--Texas--Governors--1890-2000.
CD-ROMs--Texas--Governors--1995-2000.
Audiocassettes--Texas--Governors--1987-1997.
Videocassettes--Texas--Governors--1995-2000.
Floppy disks--Texas--Governors--1995-2000.
Programs (documents)--Texas--Governors--1999.
Memorandums--Texas--Governors--1995-2000.
Notes--Texas--Governors--1995-2000.
Negatives (photographic)--Texas--Governors--1995-2000.
Slides (photographs)--Texas--Governors--1995-2000.
Contact sheets--Texas--Governors--1995-2000.
Clippings--Texas--Governors--1995-2000.
Publications--Texas--Governors--1995-2000.
Correspondence--Texas--Governors--1995-2000.
Faxes--Texas--Governors--1995-2000.
Press releases--Texas--Governors--1995-2000.
Functions:
Maintaining government web sites.

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Related Material

The following materials are offered as possible sources of further information on the agencies and subjects covered by the records. The listing is not exhaustive.

Texas State Archives
Texas Governor George W. Bush Press Office speech and press files for First Lady Laura Bush at the Texas State Archives, 1980-2000, undated, bulk 1995-2000, 6.5 cubic ft.
Texas Governor George W. Bush Press Office speech files, 1986, 1989-2000, undated, bulk 1995-2000, 1 cubic ft.

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Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

(Identify the item and cite the subseries), Texas Governor George W. Bush Press Office web site development files. 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, October 2010

Finding aid updated by Tonia J. Wood, April 2013

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Detailed Description of the Records

 

Web site files, 1987-2000, undated, bulk 1996-2000,
3 cubic ft.

Major responsibilities of the Press Office for Texas Governor George W. Bush included creating and maintaining the Internet web site for the Governor's Office. The subseries Web site files, 1987 to 2000, contains a variety of hard-copy publications, which provided background information and ideas for the Governor's Office web site. Also included are the following: one videotape, five audiocassettes, several computer disks, and eight CD-ROMs, dealing with a variety of subjects ranging from the 1987 inauguration of Governor Clements to youth art exhibits to literacy grants. Other records in this series relate more directly to the Governor's Office web site, such as the records concerning Lone Star Leaders and Legislative Information web sites. There are printouts of pages from each web site, plus associated correspondence, faxes, e-mails, memoranda, press releases, publications, photographs, and related material. A history of Governor Bush’s web site features a 14-page historical analysis followed by sample pages from the web site in 1996, 1998, and 2000. Topics covered by the analysis include design, navigation and links, technology, and content. Finally, a group of alphabetical topic files concerns subjects such as criminal justice, disabilities, the Governor’s Mansion, proclamations, and the Women’s Commission, among others. Printouts of pages from the web site are accompanied by related memoranda (e.g. from Jane Cook, web coordinator, to Karen Hughes), e-mails, correspondence, news clippings, press releases, publications, and associated materials. Of particular note is a series of weekly reports on Internet usage called Webtrends, prepared by the Office of the Governor. Examples of subject headings include criminal justice, disabilities, the Governor’s Mansion, proclamations, and the Women’s Commission.
Arrangement
These records were arranged by subject by the creating agency.
Restrictions on Access
Because of the possibility that portions of these records fall under Public Information Act exceptions including, but not limited to, agency memoranda and working papers (V.T.C.A., Government Code Section 552.111) and 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
To view videocassettes or CD-ROMs or listen to audiocassettes please contact Archives staff.
Records contain information on 3.5 inch computer disks. The researcher wishing to view any of the information on the disks should consult with Archives staff and be aware that the archives may not own the equipment needed to access some disk information.
Preferred Citation
(Identify the item), Web site files, Texas Governor George W. Bush Press Office web site development files. Archives and Information Services Division, Texas State Library and Archives Commission.
Processed by
Jessica Tucker, August 2010
Box
2002/151-482 Josh Davis/P.M.G. Evan Morgenstein 310/574.6722, undated
[Videocassette]
Web site audio tape, undated
[Audiocassette]
Web site, Spanish, undated
[Audiocassette]
Governor Clements Inauguration, January 20, 1987
[Audiocassette]
Governor Richards Inauguration, January 15, 1991
[Audiocassette]
Tree of Angels, December 4, 1997
[Audiocassette]
Laura Bush Pancake-Audio, Laura Crawford, undated
[Computer disk]
City of Garland, Laura Bush visit photographs, undated
[2 computer disks]
Photographs For Governor's Office - Richard Steinberg, PRS [Texas Department of Protective and Regulatory Services] Public Information, undated
[2 computer disks]
Texas Stars, Malvaux Family-Adoptive Family in Killeen, Real Video format, Richard Steinberg TDPRS, undated
[Computer disk]
Sullivan adoption - David Nolen, undated
[Computer disk]
Reach Out and Read Press Conference - ECPR [probably Elizabeth Christian and Associates Public Relations], April 23, 1997
[Computer disk]
Youth art exhibit, undated
[2 computer disks]
Literacy Grants, June 23, 2000
[2 computer disks]
Mansion and icon pictures, undated
[Computer disk]
America's Promise - Colin Powell at Governor's Mansion, undated
[2 computer disks]
Governor's Committee on People with Disabilities Acrobat files and 1997 Annual Report
[CD-ROM]
Web, 1996
[CD-ROM]
Web, 1998
[CD-ROM]
Images/Inauguration, 1998
[CD-ROM]
Voyager-Bush - Houston, August 24, 1998
[CD-ROM]
Governor Bush, Stills and Audio Clips, October 13, 1998
[CD-ROM]
State of Texas, 1999 Inauguration, Governor Bush, Streaming Videos
[CD-ROM]
Web Site - Best One, 1996-2000
[CD-ROM]
Report of the Governor's Task Force on Illegal Gambling in Texas, undated
Report to the 76th Legislature, undated
Developing Texas' Technology-Based Economy, Report of the Texas Science and Technology Council, April 1998
Darren Carroll Photography, undated
[Advertisement card]
Legislative Appropriations Request for the Biennium Beginning September 1, 1999, April 1998
Faith in Action…, Executive Summary, December 1996
Faith in Action…, Full Report, December 1996
Legislative Information Web, 1997-2000
[3 folders]
[Folder 1 contains possibly excepted information: working papers]
Lone Star Leaders Web Site, 1998-2000
[14 folders]
[Folders 1, 4, and 6 contain possibly excepted information: agency memoranda]
[All folders contain possibly excepted information: working papers]
The Office of the Governor's Web Site, 1996-2000
[4 folders]
Budget – Web, 1998-2000
[Contains possibly excepted information: agency memoranda]
[Note: The majority of the files from this point to the end of this subseries contain information protected under working papers (V.T.C.A., Government Code Section 552.111). Because these items are present in the majority of these folders, they are not individually marked as confidential in the folder inventory.]
Christmas City – Web, 1998
[4 folders]
Census – Web, 1999
Christmas - Kids – Web, 1998
[2 folders]
[Folder 1 contains possibly excepted information: agency memoranda]
Box
2002/151-483 Courthouses – Web, 1995-1998
[3 folders]
Criminal Justice, 1999-2000
Disabilities – Web, 1998, 2000
[4 folders]
[Folder 3 contains possibly excepted information: agency memoranda]
Disclaimer - Web, 1997
Early-Childhood - Web, 1991, 1995-1997, 1999
E-mail - Web, 1998
[Contains possibly excepted information: agency memoranda]
First Lady - Web, 1997-2000
[3 folders]
Frequently Asked Questions - Web, undated
Governor Bush - Web, 1996, 1998-1999
Governor's Mansion - Web, 1997-1998, 2000
[Contains possibly excepted information: agency memoranda]
Governor's Past - Web, 1998, undated
Home Page, Web Site - Web, 1997-2000
[3 folders]
[Folder 2 contains possibly excepted information: agency memoranda]
Human Resources - Web, 1998
Inauguration - Web, 1998-1999
[2 folders]
[Folder 1 contains possibly excepted information: agency memoranda and home e-mail address]
[Folder 2 contains possibly excepted information: agency memoranda]
Initiatives, 1997-1999
[3 folders]
Kids Page, 1998-1999
[3 folders]
Kids Page - Lone Star Leaders, 1998-2000
[12 folders]
[Folders 3 and 12 contain possibly excepted information: agency memoranda]
Kids Page - Architecture
[Empty folder removed.]
The 1999 Texas Inauguration - Together We Can, January 19, 1999
Music, Film, Multimedia - Web, 1998, 2000
[Contains possibly excepted information: home e-mail addresses]
Proclamations - Web, 1998
Reading Initiative - Web, 1996-1999
[1-5 of 7 folders]
[Folder 3 contains possibly excepted information: agency memoranda]
Box
2002/151-484 Reading Initiative - Web, 1996-1999
[6-7 of 7 folders]
Releases - Web, 1996-2000
[9 folders]
[Folder 3, 4, and 5 contain possibly excepted information: home e-mail addresses]
[Folder 7 contains possibly excepted information: agency memoranda]
Statistics - Web, 1998-2000
[10 folders]
Texas, Our Texas - Web, 1998-1999
[6 folders]
[Folders 2 and 3 contain possibly excepted information: home e-mail addresses]
[Folder 4 contains possibly excepted information: agency memoranda]
[Contains correspondence assigned the following unique number: 9808130022]
Web Site Files – Universities - Web, 1999
[Contains possibly excepted information: home e-mail addresses]
Women's Commission - Web, 1995-2000
[6 folders]
State Grants - Web, 1998-1999
[Contains possibly excepted information: agency memoranda]
Texas Stars - Web, 1998-2000
[3 folders]
[Folders 1 and 2 contain possibly excepted information: agency memoranda]
Spanish - Web, 1999-2000
[2 folders]
TCWEC [Texas Council on Workforce and Economic Competitiveness] - Web, 1998-1999
[2 folders]
Governor Bush's Visit, W.H. Burnett Elementary, Terrell, Texas, 1996
[Photograph album]

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Web site photographs, 1890-2000, undated, bulk 1995-2000,
2.4 cubic ft.

Major responsibilities of the Press Office for Texas Governor George W. Bush included creating and maintaining the Internet web site for the Governor's Office. The subseries Web site photographs consists of more than 838 photographs relating to Governor George Bush, events he participated in, and the Governor's Office web site, dating 1890 to 2000 and undated. Most of the photographs in this subseries are copies of photographs obtained from other repositories or photographs sent to the Governor's Office by participants in the events depicted.
Many of the photographs were given a unique ID number by the Press Office staff and grouped into 22 categories. The coding for these categories is as follows: Campaign (CAMP), Constituents (CONS), Events-News (E-NEWS), Events-Policy (E-POL) Events-Education (E-POL-ED), Events-State Business (ESB) Family-Childhood (FAM-CH), Family-Congress (FAM-CON), Family-Family (FAM-FAM), Family-Slides (FAM-SLI), Family-Wedding (FAM-WED), Family-Yale (FAM-YA) First Lady (FL), First Lady-Art (FL-ART), First Lady-Literacy (FL-LIT), First Lady-wreath ceremony (FL-WC) Mansion (MAN), Official (OFF), Speeches-Commencement (SP-COM), Speeches-State of the State (SP-SOS) Inauguration (INAUG), and Web Design (WD). The numbering of the photographs indicates the category (alpha code), followed by date (YY-MMDD, or ## if unknown), followed by the item number. Numbered photos are more fully identified on the back. Titles for the photographs are taken directly from this identification. The name of the photographer is given in some cases. Many of the family history photographs were obtained from the George Bush Presidential Library.
One group contains historical photographs for possible use on the Governor's inauguration web site. These photographs are copies obtained from the holdings of the Texas State Preservation Board, the Texas State Library and Archives Commission, and the University of Texas Institute of Texan Cultures at San Antonio. Most of the remaining records are unlabeled photographs, negatives, and proof sheets of Governor Bush at various events with constituents and related textual materials.
Arrangement
These records were arranged by subject or originating repository by the creating agency.
Restrictions on Access
Because of the possibility that portions of these records fall under Public Information Act exceptions including, but not limited to, working papers (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.).
Many of the records in this subseries are copies of photographs obtained from other repositories. Researchers will need to contact the original repository if they wish to obtain copies of the images.
Technical Requirements
Researchers are required to wear gloves provided by Archives staff when reviewing photographic materials.
Preferred Citation
(Identify the item), Web site photographs, Texas Governor George W. Bush Press Office web site development files. Archives and Information Services Division, Texas State Library and Archives Commission.
Processed by
Jessica Tucker, October 2010
BushPhotoBox
6 Campaign (CAMP)
CAMP 94-0422 01
Campaign visit to Erath County, Stephenville, April 22, 1994
CAMP 98-0000 01-03
Governor Bush in Kilgore, from Gene Keenon, 1998
[3 photos]
CAMP 98-0000 04-05
Bush in Blanco, 1998
CAMP 98-0926 01-10
Fort Bend County Fair and Rodeo Parade, September 28, 1998
[10 photos]
CAMP 98-1028
Victory Rally at SFA [Stephen F. Austin State University, Nacogdoches, Texas], October 28, 1998
[14 photos]
CAMP 98-1016 01-14
El Paso Rally and debate party, October 16, 1998
[14 photos]
Constituents (CONS)
CONS ##-0000 01-02
Governor Bush with constituents in unknown places, undated
[2 photos]
CONS ##-0000 03
Gov. Bush with Capt. Gary Allen Wettengel, Lt. Stew Newton, Attorney General John Cornyn, undated
CONS ##-0000 04-05
Governor Bush signs autographs at baseball game, undated
[2 photos]
CONS ##-0000 07
Governor Bush with Bill Daniel, former Governor of Guam and brother of former Texas Governor Price Daniel, undated
CONS ##-0000 08
Bush with constituent in reception room, undated
CONS ##-0000 09-10
Bush with constituent on Capitol steps, undated
[2 photos]
CONS ##-0000 11
Bush with Tillie Burgin, founder of Mission Arlington, undated
CONS ##-0000 12
Bush with constituents on Capitol steps, undated
CONS ##-0000 13
Bush with children (possibly the Capital City Crooners) in cowboy hats on Capitol steps, undated
CONS 95-0000 01
Playing golf at the Hills of Lakeway, 1995
CONS 97-0807 01
Governor with constituent, August 7, 1997
CONS 98-0000 01-02
Respect for Law Academy in El Paso, 1998
[2 photos]
CONS 98-0000 03-06
Bush with Elie Wiesel, 1998
[4 photos]
CONS 98-0000 07-09
Bush meets with Wednesday Morning club personalities, 1998
[3 photos]
CONS 98-0115 01-05
Swearing in of Colleen McHugh, DPS [Department of Public Safety] Commissioner, January 15, 1998
[5 photos]
Events-News (E-NEWS)
E-NEWS ##-0000 01-08
Bush conducts medic availability, undated
[8 photos]
E-NEWS ##-0000 09-11
Portrait of Bush, undated
Events-Policy (E-POL)
E-POL 95-0420 01
Tort Reform signing on Capitol with Bob Bullock, David Sibley, Bush, Todd Hunter, Pete Laney, and Rob Junell, April 20, 1995
E-POL 96-0000 01
Governor sings Amazing Grace in InnerChange Prison Fellowship in Houston, 1996
E-POL 96-0000 01
"Faith in Action" Report, 1996
E-POL 96-1006
Bush at graffiti wall in Garland, 1996
E-POL 97-0800 01
Tax Cut event, August 1997
E-POL 97-0131 01
Property Tax Cut, January 31, 1997
E-POL 98-0814 01
Governor speaks to meeting of Texas Public Employees Association meeting in Lubbock, August 14, 1998
E-POL 98-1003 01
Bush at Coryell County courthouse, October 3, 1998
E-POL 99-1020 01-07
Governor promotes Voluntary Cleanup at Union Gospel Mission in Dallas, October 20, 1999
[7 photos]
E-POL 00-0525 01-35
Bush and Colin Powell sign Texas pledge for mentoring as part of America's Promise at Governor's Mansion, May 25, 2000
[35 photos]
E-POL ##-0000 01
Bush speaking of reading in San Antonio, undated
E-POL ##-0000 02-07
Bush and courthouses, undated
[6 photos]
BushPhotoBox
7 Events-Education (E-POL-ED)
E-POL-ED 95-1028 01
Bush visits Pecan Valley Elementary School in San Antonio [misnumbered on photograph], October 28, 1995
E-POL-ED 96-0131 01
Bush visits elementary school, January 31, 1996
E-POL-ED 96-0209 01-17
Bush visits Stephen F. Austin University, President Dan Angel, February 9, 1996
[17 photos]
E-POL-ED 98-0407 01-07
Bush visits Bryan Adams High School in Dallas to promote Advanced Placement classes, April 7, 1998
[7 photos]
E-POL-ED 98-0414 01-10
Visit to Harlean Beal in Fort Worth, April 14, 1998
[10 photos]
E-POL-ED ##-0000 01
Bush visits W. H. Burnet Elementary, undated
E-POL-ED ##-0000 02-03, 08
Bush visits Ortega Elementary school, undated
[2 photos]
E-POL-ED ##-0000 04-07, 09
Bush visits elementary school, undated
E-POL-ED ##-0000 10
Bush in Silsbee, undated
Events-State Business (ESB)
ESB 95-0000 01
Capitol 10K event in Austin, 1995
ESB 95-0928 01
Governor hoists Jamie Eley, age 10 months, during dedication of Fred Hartman bridge, September 28, 1995
ESB 95-0000 01-03
Bush with Turn Around Texas in Kilgore, 1995
[3 photos]
ESB 96-0928 01-03
Governor Bush visits Texas A&M-Colorado game in College Station, September 28, 1996
[3 photos]
ESB 96-1005 01
Governor receives flu shot from Capitol nurse Tim Flyn to encourage immunization, October 5, 1996
ESB 97-0130 01
1996-97 Texas Women's Hall of Fame inductee Zina Garrison-Jackson, January 30, 1997
ESB 97-0130 02
1996-97 Texas Women's Hall of Fame Inductees by Women's Commission, January 30, 1997
ESB 97-0401 01
Governor and Terry LaBonte, NASCAR, April 1, 1997
ESB 97-0407 01-02
Governor and Billy Graham at rally at Alamodome in San Antonio, April 7, 1997
[2 photos]
ESB 97-0704 01-03
Governor visits Granbury for Independence Day parade, July 4, 1997
[3 photos]
ESB 97-0804 01
Governor Bush and Senator David Sibley in Waco to promote Prop. 1, tax cuts, August 4, 1997
ESB 97-1020 01
Bush with Bob Bullock in Governor's reception room, October 20, 1997
ESB 97-1128 01-08
Governor Bush visits Texas A&M-University of Texas game in College Station, November 28, 1997
[8 photos]
ESB 98-0227 01-04
Governor Bush visits St. Joseph's hospital in Houston, February 27, 1998
[4 photos]
ESB 98-0417 01-10
Boot camp, Tyler, April 17, 1998
[10 photos]
ESB 98-0611 01-06
Governor rides on machine to study the possibility of decreasing hydrilla, which was suffocating fish. Toured with Texas Parks and Wildlife, June 11, 1998
[16 photos]
ESB 98-0704 01-03
Governor celebrates Independence Day on USS Lexington in Corpus Christi, July 4, 1998
[3 photos]
ESB 98-0708 01-06
Governor visits Campbell's Soup plant in Paris, TX, July 8, 1998
[6 photos]
ESB 99-#### 01
Bush with Lt. Gov. Bob Bullock at groundbreaking ceremony at State History museum, probably April 1999
ESB ##-0000 01
Governor and Laura with student on discussion of adoption at mansion, undated
ESB ##-0000 07
Bush speaking, undated
ESB ##-0000 08
Bush speaking to Farm Bureau, undated
ESB ##-0000 09-10
Bush at Texas Tech, undated
[2 photos]
ESB ##-0000 11
Bush, Secretary of State Tony Garza and Laura Bush, undated
ESB ##-0000 14
Bush profile, undated
ESB ##-0000 12-13
Bush with Nolan Ryan, undated
[2 photos]
ESB ##-0000 02-06
Bush and Bullock, undated
[5 photos]
BushPhotoBox
8 Family-Childhood (FAM-CH)
FAM-CH 47-0400 01-03
GWB [George W. Bush] as baby with parents, 1947
[3 photos]
FAM-CH 47-0000 01
GWB as baby with father, 1947
FAM-CH 46-0000 01
George W. Bush as infant, 1946
FAM-CH 50-0000 01-02
GWB with parents and grandparents Dorothy Walker Bush and Prescott S. Bush, 1950
[2 photos]
FAM-CH 53-0000 01
GWB with brother Jeb, probably 1953
FAM-CH 52-0000 01-02
GWB with sister Robin, probably 1952
[2 photos]
FAM-CH 51-0000 01
GWB on horse, probably 1951
FAM-CH 56-0000 02
GWB with father on Scorpion offshore drilling platform, 1956
FAM-CH 56-0000 01
Bush family, 1956
FAM-CH 55-0000 03
GWB playing football, age 9-11, probably 1955
FAM-CH 55-0000 02
GWB with brothers Jeb, Neil, and Marvin, probably 1955
FAM-CH 55-0000 01
GWB with parents in Rye, New York, visiting Barbara Bush's parents, 1955
FAM-CH 54-0000 01
GWB and brother Jeb, 1954
FAM-CON 78-0000 01-06
Family-Congress (FAM-CON)- Running for Congress, 19th District, 1978
[6 photos]
Family-Family (FAM-FAM)
FAM-FAM ##-0000 07
GWB and Nolan Ryan, undated
FAM-FAM ##-0000 08
GWB, GHWB [George H. W. Bush], and Joe Morgan, undated
FAM-FAM ##-0000 06
GWB with President Bush, undated
FAM-FAM ##-0000 05
GWB, GHWB, and George P., undated
[There are two photographs labeled 05.]
FAM-FAM ##-0000 05
GWB, GHWB, and Jeb Bush, undated
FAM-FAM ##-0000 02-03
GWB, Laura, and daughters Barbara and Jenna, undated
[2 photos]
FAM-FAM ##-0000 01
Bush family picture, Maine, undated
FAM-FAM 91-0000 01
George W. and father fishing, 1991
FAM-FAM 87-0000 01
GWB, Laura, and daughters Barbara and Jenna, 1987
FAM-FAM 81-0000 01-02
George and Laura Bush holding Jenna and Barbara, 1981
[2 photos]
FAM-FAM 78-0000 01
George and Laura Bush, 1978
FAM-FAM 98-0000 01
George and Laura Bush for '98 campaign materials, 1998
FAM-FAM 97-1105 01
Laura, Jenna, Barbara and George W. Bush the day before opening of the George Bush Presidential Library, 1997
FAM-FAM 95-0425 01
George W. and George H.W. Bush at the Governor's Mansion, April 28, 1995
FAM-FAM 98-11## 01-06
American Embassy in Cairo, 1998
[6 photos]
FAM-FAM 99-0119 01-02
Portrait of George W. and George H.W. Bush, January 19, 1999
[2 photos]
FAM-FAM 99-0000 01
Portrait of George and Laura Bush, on lawn of Governor's Mansion, 1999
FAM-FAM 99-0000 02
Portrait of Laura Bush, 1999
FAM-SLI ##-0000 01-31
Family-Slides (FAM-SLI)- Family photos, slides, baseball picture and others, undated
[31 slides]
FAM-WED 77-1105 01-02
Family-Wedding (FAM-WED)- Wedding of GWB and Laura Welch, November 5, 1977
[2 photos]
Family-Yale (FAM-YA)
FAM-YA 64-0000 01-02
GWB at Yale, between 1964 and 1968
[2 photos]
FAM-YA 68-0000 01-03
GWB in Texas Air National Guard, 147th Fighter Wing, 111th Fighter Squadron, between 1968 and 1973
[3 photos]
FAM-YA 70-0000 01-02
GWB with brothers and Dad, 1970
[2 photos]
BushPhotoBox
9 First Lady (FL)
FL 98-1018 01-02
School bus safety poster contest, October 18, 1998
[2 photos]
FL 98-1205 01-21
First Lady and Governor Bush visit to Granbury for historic home dedication, December 5, 1998
[21 photos]
FL 99-0000 01
First Lady at University of Texas-Houston, 1999
FL 99-1216 01-02
Rainbow room opening ceremony in Jasper, Texas, December 16, 1999
[2 photos]
[Contains correspondence assigned the following unique number: 0004260119 ]
FL ##-0000 04, 01
First Lady with children, undated
[2 photos]
FL ##-0000 02
First Lady with Jan Bullock, Main Street tours, undated
FL ##-0000 03
First Lady with baby, undated
FL-ART 00-0607 01-56
First Lady-Art (FL-ART)- Youth Art exhibit, June 7, 2000
[56 photos]
FL-LIT 00-0623 01-25
First Lady-Literacy (FL-LIT)- First Lady Laura Bush announces 2000 literacy award recipients at 5-year recipient reunion, June 23, 2000
[25 photos]
FL-WC 98-1002 01-07
First Lady-wreath ceremony (FL-WC)- First Lady speaks at Wreath Project ceremony, October 2, 1998
[7 photos]
BushPhotoBox
10 Mansion (MAN)
MAN ##-0000 01-04
Exterior shots of Mansion, undated
[4 photos]
MAN 95-0000 01
Bush plays baseball on lawn, 1995
MAN 99-1029 01
Halloween Party at Mansion, October 29, 1999
MAN 98-1204 01-31
Christmas at the Mansion, Santa Theme, taken for web site, December 4, 1998
[31 photos]
MAN 98-1205 01-10
Christmas at the Mansion, Santa Theme, taken for web site, December 5, 1998
[10 photos]
MAN 99-1203 01-38
Christmas at the Mansion, Fiesta Christmas theme, taken for web site, December 3, 1999
[38 photos]
MAN 00-0324 01-05
Seals of Mansion and Governor Press podium for web site, virtual tour of, March 24, 2000
[5 photos]
OFF ##-0000 01
OFF-Bush with Speaker Pete Laney, undated
Speeches-Commencement (SP-COM)
SPCOM 98-0516 01-05
Commencement at Baylor University, May 16, 1998
[5 photos]
SPCOM 98-0529 01-02
Commencement at Mission High School, May 29, 1998
[2 photos]
SPSOS 99-0127 01-04
Speeches-State of the State (SP-SOS), January 27, 1999
[4 photos]
BushPhotoBox
11
Inauguration (INAUG)
INAUG 95-0117 01
Governor Bush with former Governors Bill Clements and Preston Smith, January 17, 1995
INAUG 95-0117 02-07
1995 Inauguration festivities, January 17, 1995
[6 photos]
INAUG 99-0118 01-14
Inauguration photos from party at Four Seasons for state officials, January 18, 1999
[14 photos]
INAUG 99-0119 01-07
Inauguration festivities (photographs by D. Woo), January 19, 1999
[6 photos]
INAUG 99-0119 01-07
Inauguration festivities (photographs by J. Crenshaw), January 19, 1999
[6 photos]
[There are two photographs labeled 99-0119 06 and 07.]
INAUG 99-0119 15
Inauguration festivities, January 19, 1999
[2 photos]
WD ##-0000 01-60
Web Design (WD##)-Pictures of Capitol for web site, undated
[60 photos]
BushPhotoBox
12 Web Design (WD-98 thru 00)
WD 98-0000 01-14
University of Texas Literacy Center, photographs for web site, undated
[14 photos]
WD 98-1205 01-03
Granbury Courthouse, December 5, 1998
[3 photos]
WD 98-1210 01-03
Governor reads Dr. Seuss' "How the Grinch Stole Christmas" for audio Christmas feature on Kids Page Web Site, December 10, 1998
[3 photos]
WD 98-1210 01-17
Christmas in the Governor's reception room and Capitol, December 10, 1998
[17 photos]
WD 99-0000 01-05
Oath of Office slide show for Inauguration web feature, undated
[5 photos]
[These photographs feature the inauguration of former Texas governors and lieutenant governors and are reproduced from the holdings of the Texas State Library and Archives Commission.]
WD 99-0000 06
Painting of Juan Seguin by Jefferson Wright, for the Lone Star Leaders feature on web site Kids Page, undated
[Reproduced from the holdings of the Texas State Library and Archives Commission.]
WD 00-0324 01-03
Stars for web site, March 24, 2000
[3 photos]
WD 00-1201 01-85
Mansion Christmas decorations, December 1, 2000
[85 photos]
BushPhotoBox
15 Historical photos for inauguration web site
Photographs from the holdings of the Texas State Library & Archives Commission
Dr. Sophie Herzog, 1975/70-5431, undated
Jose Antonio Navarro, McArdle Notebook, 1979/181-24, undated
Price Daniel Inaugural Parade, 1976/8-849, undated
Price Daniel and Family at Inauguration, 1976/8-873, undated
Shivers Rally for Governor in South Texas, Allan Shivers Papers, 1977/81, undated
Jane McCallum and Travis Suffragettes, 1975/70-5449, undated
Photographs from the holdings of the Texas State Preservation Board
Texas governors' portraits:
George T. Wood, 1989.33, undated
Richard Coke, 1989.17, undated
John Ireland, 1989.20, undated
James S. Hogg, 1989.170 and 1989.110, undated
[2 photos]
Samuel W. Lanham, 1989.25, undated
Joseph D. Sayers, 1989.24, undated
James Ferguson, 1989.28, undated
William P. Hobby, 1989.29, undated
Dan P. Moody, 1989.361 and 1989.3, undated
[2 photos]
Ross R. Sterling, 1989.4, undated
Miriam Ferguson, 1989.362, undated
Wilbert L. O'Daniel, 1989.9, undated
Beauford Jester, 1989.377, undated
Allan Shivers, 1989.9, undated
Preston Smith, 1989.13, undated
Dolph Briscoe, 1989.14, undated
Mark White, 1989.750, undated
William Clements, Jr., 1989.158, undated
Ann Richards, 1995.6, undated
Texas House Sessions speakers:
Lee Satterwhite, 39th, 1989.537, 1925
James Turman, 57th, 1989.558, 1961
Senate Sessions lieutenant governors:
Barnett Gibson, 19th, 1989.583, 1885
Ben Ramsey, 52nd, 1989.617, 1951
W. A. Johnson, 36th, 1989.600, 1919
Coke Stevenson, 46th, 1989.610, 1939
William P. Hobby, 63rd, 1989.636, 1973
Albert C. Horton, 1989.43, undated
Photographs from the holdings of the University of Texas Institute of Texan Cultures at San Antonio
New Lieutenant Governor poses with his family after swearing-in. Allan Shivers holds son Allan Jr., Mrs. Shivers, son Shary and Judge Lloyd Davidson, January 22, 1947
Governor-elect Miriam Ferguson posed in formal dress to be worn at her inaugural ball, January 16, 1933
The Chief Justice of the State Supreme Court administers oath of office to Governor Beauford Jester, January 22, 1947
Miriam Ferguson receiving the oath of office, House Chambers, January 20, 1925
Photograph of Jane Y. McCallum, the first woman to hold an important office in Texas (Secretary of State), undated
Photograph of Mr. and Mrs. Adam E. Janelli, probably 1890
Unidentified photograph from the Zintgraff Collection, undated
Bust portrait drawing of Rabbi Faber, smoking a cigar, undated
Samuel McCullough, Jr. charging the fort at Goliad, Painting of the Battle of Goliad, October 1835, by Kermit Oliver, undated
Daniel Webster "80 John" Wallace in bust portrait wearing hat, undated
Andrea Castanon Villanueva (Madam Candelaria) who claimed to be a survivor of the battle of the Alamo, late 1890s
Photo of Doris Miller in a Navy Uniform, undated
Emmie and Ella Curry, as children with gifts under Christmas tree, probably 1902
Photo of La Posada taken at Cabrini Misson, San Casimiro St., San Antonio, Texas, December 22, 1971
Howard Nevelow lights Chanukah candles at Agudas Achim synagogue, December 3, 1947
Gertrudis Estrada dressed as "Gila" for role in Los Pastores, taken at Witte Museum, December 25, 1932
Various views of inaugural ceremonies for Governor Beauford Jester and Lieutenant Governor Allan Shivers, January 22, 1947
Photocopies of Governor Bush photographs, newspaper articles, requests for photographs, and related materials, 1995-1997, 1999-2000, undated
[Contain possibly excepted information: working papers]
Unlabeled photographs, slides, and CD-ROM of digital photographs of Governor Bush and others, 1975, 1986, 2000, undated
Photograph archive spreadsheet, 2000
[Computer disk]
BushPhotoBox
16 Unlabeled proof sheets and negatives of holiday decorations at the Governor's Mansion, 2000
Unlabeled proof sheets, including images of Governor Bush with constituents at events, 1998-2000, undated
[2 folders]
Slides of Governor Bush and the Governor's Mansion, undated
Unlabeled negatives, including images of Governor Bush with constituents at events, undated
Photograph album of Governor Bush's visit to the Texas Motor Speedway, March 28, 1999
BushPhotoBox
17 Photographs of Governor Bush at events with constituents, July 11, 1998 and undated
[One photograph is labeled "Lampasas, Texas, Chuckwagon Breakfast." The others are unlabeled. Most appear to have been sent to the Governor's Office by other event participants.]
Model of the Atascosa County courthouse in Jourdanton, Texas, undated
Proof sheets and negatives of Governor Bush and the 74th Legislature, January 1995
Photographs of Governor and Mrs. Bush at the Governor's Mansion, undated
Computer disk labeled "Literacy Recipients, June 2000"
Photographs labeled "Parks and Wildlife Commission Swearing-In" undated
Photographs labeled "Chinese Delegation," undated
Photographs labeled "Dead Sea Scrolls," undated
Negatives from Denton County Day, April 4, 1995
Unlabeled photographs and negatives of Laura Bush with receipt dated October 2, 1998
Unlabeled photographs of Governor Bush and others at the Texas Capitol, undated
Unlabeled photographs from events Governor Bush attended, undated
Photographs of Governor Bush, October 24, year not specified

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