Texas State Library and Archives Commission

Texas Governor Rick Perry:

An Inventory of Governor Rick Perry Governor's Mansion Records at the Texas State Archives, 1949, 1973-1989, 2001-2014, undated, bulk 2008-2014



Overview

Creator: Texas. Governor (2000-2015 : Perry)
Title: Governor Rick Perry Governor's Mansion records
Dates: 1949, 1973-1989, 2001-2014, undated
Dates: bulk 2008-2014
Abstract: The Texas Governor's Mansion served as the official residence of Texas Governor Rick Perry and his family during Perry's term of office. Records are artwork, audio files, budgets, CD-ROMs, clippings, a 3.5-inch computer floppy disk, correspondence, curricula, financial records, grant applications, graphic images, legislative records, lists, memoranda, notes, photographs, plans, presentations, press releases, publications, reports, speeches, spreadsheets, stationery, and video files. dates are 1949, 1973-1989, 2001-2014, and undated with the bulk of records dating from 2008 to 2014.
Quantity: 6 cubic ft. and 7.16 GB (5,562 files)
Language: These materials are written in English.
Repository: Texas State Archives
Sponsor: This EAD finding aid was created in cooperation with Texas Archival Resources Online.

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 30 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 2014 there were 277.4 full-time equivalent employees in the Office of the Governor. Nineteen divisions outside of the Executive Office assist the governor in carrying out his functions: Scheduling; Office of the First Lady; Administration; Appointments; Legislative; Communications; Budget, Planning and Policy; General Counsel; Internal Audit; Constituent Communication; Criminal Justice; Economic Development and Tourist Development; Governor's Commission for Women; Office of Financial Accountability; Governor's Committee on People with Disabilities; Texas Film Commission; Texas Music Office; Texas Workforce Investment Council; and Office of State-Federal Relations.

The Texas Governor's Mansion served as the official residence of Texas Governor Rick Perry and his family for his term of office. Using a $14,500 appropriation from the Texas state legislature, the Texas Governor's Mansion was designed by Abner Cook. Governor Elisha Pease and his family became the first occupants of the Mansion shortly thereafter. Extensive renovations to the Governor's Mansion were completed in 1982 during the residency of Governor William Clements and his family. The mansion underwent deferred maintenance in October 2007 to replace plumbing and electrical systems, install indoor fire sprinklers, and improve handicap accessibility. All historical furnishings, art work and antiques were moved to a storage facility at this time, and Governor Perry and his family temporarily moved to an alternate location. On June 8, 2008, the mansion was targeted by an unidentified arsonist and sustained extensive damage to both the interior and exterior of the structure. First Lady Anita Perry announced the Texas Governor's Mansion Restoration Fund (TGMRF) on June 15, 2008. The fund eventually raised $3.5 million dollars in donations from multiple state agencies, preservationists, history enthusiasts, corporations, and private citizens. An additional $21.5 million dollars was appropriated by the Texas legislature for restoration. Reconstruction of the mansion continued from October 2010 to August 2011. In June 2012, the restoration of the Governor's Mansion was completed and its historical furnishings returned.

(Sources include: Guide to Texas State Agencies, 11th edition (2001); Office of the Governor, accessed on June 3, 2015; the contents of the records; the Texas Governor's Mansion web site and interactive timeline at http://gov.texas.gov/mansion, accessed on April 6, 2016 and the Texas Governor's Office website during Governor Perry's term, accessed via the Internet Archive Wayback Machine on June 3, 2015.)


Rick Perry Biographical Sketch

Rick Perry served as governor of Texas from December 20, 2000, to January 20, 2015.

James Richard "Rick" Perry was the 47th governor of Texas. He was born on March 4, 1950 in Haskell, Texas to Joseph Ray Perry and Amelia June (Holt) Perry. In 1972, he received a bachelor's degree in animal science from Texas A&M University. Perry then served as a pilot with the United States Air Force from 1972 to 1977 and was discharged in 1977 with the rank of captain. Perry was elected to the Texas House of Representatives (District 64) as a Democrat in 1984 and served until 1990. He was named one of the 10 most effective lawmakers by the Dallas Morning News in 1989. In the same year, Perry changed his party allegiance, becoming a Republican. Perry left the House of Representatives to serve two terms as Commissioner of Agriculture, from 1990 to 1998. He was a member of the U.S. Trade Representative's Intergovernmental Policy Advisory Committee on International Trade; the Executive Committee, Southern U.S. Trade Association; and president of the Southern Association of Trade Departments of Agriculture (from 1992 to 1993). He was elected lieutenant governor in 1998, taking office in January of 1999. Perry became governor to complete the term of Governor George W. Bush who left the office in December 2000 to become president of the United States. Perry was elected governor of Texas first on November 5, 2002, and then reelected on November 7, 2006, and November 2, 2010.

As governor, he focused primarily on issues of economy, education and security, especially along the Texas-Mexico border. Throughout his governorship, Perry espoused fiscal conservatism, opposing a state income tax and focusing on job growth and business incentives. In the field of healthcare, Perry signed several bills governing abortion procedures and funding. In 2007, Perry issued an executive order mandating that all Texas girls receive the HPV (Human Papillomavirus) vaccine. The order was overturned by the state legislature the following August. As the longest serving Texas governor, Perry capitalized on the main power assigned to him by the Texas Constitution, appointing the majority of sitting members of every state board or commission.

On August 13, 2011, Perry announced he would be running for president in 2012. However, after a controversial campaign and a low showing in the Iowa caucuses, Perry dropped out of the presidential race on January 19, 2012. Perry later ran for president again, announcing his candidacy for the Republican nomination in the 2016 U.S. presidential election on June 4, 2015. He officially suspended his campaign on September 11, 2015.

On August 15, 2014, Perry was indicted by a grand jury on felony charges for abuse of power. The indictment specifically included two charges: abuse of official capacity (a first-degree felony) and coercion of a public servant (a third-degree felony). Perry was accused of coercing Travis County District Attorney Rosemary Lehmberg (who had been convicted of drunk driving) to resign by threatening to veto funding for the Public Integrity Unit, a group of state public corruption prosecutors. Perry was officially cleared of all charges in February 2016.

Perry married Anita Thigpen in 1982. They have two children, Griffin and Sydney.

(Sources include: Texas State Directory, 2014; the Texas Governor's Office website during Governor Perry's term at http://www.governor.state.tx.us, accessed on December 22, 2014; the Texas Governor's Office website during Governor Perry's term at https://wayback.archive-it.org/414/*/http:/www.governor.state.tx.us/homeland, dated November 17, 2014; Jeff Zeleny and Michael D. Shear, "Perry to End Bid for Presidency," New York Times, January 19, 2012, accessed on January 19, 2012; Theodore Schleifer, "Rick Perry drops out of 2016 presidential race - CNNPolitics.com," CNN, September 11, 2015, accessed on September 13, 2015; Benjy Sarlin, "Rick Perry indicted for abuse of power by grand jury," MSNBC, August 12, 2014, accessed on August 17, 2014; and Eugene Scott, "Court dismisses one criminal charge against Perry," CNN, July 24, 2015, accessed on July 26, 2015; and Carrie Dann, "Texas Court Dismisses Second Felony Charge Against Rick Perry", February 24, 2016, accessed on April 8, 2016.)


Scope and Contents of the Records

The Texas Governor's Mansion served as the official residence of Texas Governor Rick Perry and his family during Perry's term of office (December 20, 2000 to January 20, 2015). Records are artwork, audio files, budgets, CD-ROMs, clippings, a computer floppy disk, correspondence, curricula, financial records, grant applications, graphic images, legislative records, lists, memoranda, notes, photographs, plans, presentations, press releases, publications, reports, speeches, spreadsheets, stationery, and video files. Dates are 1949, 1973-1989, 2001 to 2014 and undated with the bulk of records dating from 2008 to 2014.

Public relations records are dated 1949, 1973-1989, 2003-2013, bulk 2008-2014 and include promotional materials, correspondence, speeches, memoranda, notes, financial records, audio and video of files of public service announcements (PSAs), CD-ROMS, computer floppy disks, photographs, photo requests, articles, publications, and related records. This series contains both paper and electronic. All other series described in this finding aid are electronic only. Prominent Texans featured in the PSAs include Clay Walker, LeAnn Rimes, Dean Cain, and George Strait. Next, the Mansion education and outreach files focus on educating the public, particularly school-age children, on the history of the Texas Governor's Mansion and include educational curricula, digital images from a taping done by the Texas Education Agency, a children's activity book created by the Daughters of the American Revolution, and related records, dated 2008-2013. The Office of the First Lady files of Texas First Lady Anita Perry pertain mostly to fundraising efforts conducted by Anita Perry on behalf of the Governor's Mansion restoration efforts and include school visits, radio interviews, and press conferences, dated 2001-2014. Other records include recipes and samples of frequently asked questions about the Governor's Mansion.

The Mansion images series consists of graphic images of the Texas Governor's Mansion, its grounds and inhabitants, and related records, dated 2002-2014. Topics range from events such as Christmas at the mansion and outdoor picnics to extensive documentation of the appearance of the mansion before the catastrophic fire of 2008. The Mansion restoration files are comprised primarily of images and related records documenting the extensive damage to the Governor's Mansion caused by fire in June 2008, the fire itself, and restoration of the mansion thereafter, dated 2003-2014. Among the earlier images are several scanned (and some born digital) images of the Governor's Mansion and its occupants at various points throughout the building's long history. The Texas Capitol and flag images are digital images of the Texas Capitol and the Texas state flag, dated 2001-2011. Most are stock images from Shutterstock.

Finally, the Texas Governor’s Mansion Restoration Fund files are financial records, artwork and stationery, correspondence, spreadsheets, events files, memoranda, notes, reports, press clippings about the mansion fire, speeches, publications, grant applications, Public Information Act requests concerning the Texas Governor's Mansion Restoration Fund TGMRF, and related records pertaining to TGMRF, dated 2008-2014 and undated. These records also document the eventual dissolution of the various committees, campaigns, and boards established to raise money for the TGMRF upon completion of the restoration work.

Formats of the original electronic files include word processing files or plain text files (.doc, .pdf, .dot, .xps, and .txt), slide presentations (.ppt), graphic images (.tif, .gif, .psd, .gif, .png, and .jpg), emails, spreadsheets (xls.), sound files (.mp3), XML file (.xml), web pages (.html and .htm), video files (.wmv), and bitmap images (.bmp). Digital files presented for public use will generally be PDF for text documents and .jpg for images. Files in their original format are available on request; restrictions may apply.

To prepare this inventory, the described materials were cursorily reviewed to delineate series, to confirm the accuracy of contents lists, to provide an estimate of dates covered, and to determine record types.


 

Organization of the Records

Most of the original file structure formulated by the creating agency has been maintained with considerable subject overlap among the series. Changes have been made to the original file structure for the sake of clarity and consistency and to remove duplicates. These records are organized into seven series:
Public relations records, 1949, 1973-1989, 2003-2013, undated, bulk 2008-2014, 6 cubic ft. and 103 MB (165 files)
Mansion education and outreach files, 2008-2013, 360 MB (257 files)
Office of the First Lady files, 2001-2014, 362 MB (250 files)
Mansion images, 2002-2014, 830 MB (402 files)
Mansion restoration files, 2003-2014, 2.48 GB (683 files)
Texas Capitol and flag images, 2001-2011, 486 MB (71 files)
Texas Governor’s Mansion Restoration Fund files, 2008-2014, undated, 2.54 GB (3,734 files)

Restrictions

Restrictions on Access

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

Because of the possibility that portions of these records fall under Public Information Act exceptions including, but not limited to, financial information (Texas Government Code, Section 552.136), agency memoranda and working papers (Texas Government Code Section 552.111) and home email addresses (Texas 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 (Texas 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 (director.librarian@tsl.texas.gov), or see our web page (https://www.tsl.texas.gov/agency/customer/pia.html). Include enough description and detail about the information requested to enable the archivist to accurately identify and locate the information. 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.

Types of restricted information as listed above apply to physical and electronic records. Some electronic records will not be available through our portal due to such restrictions. Please see Archives staff for further information.

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

Electronic records described in this finding aid are part of the Texas Digital Archive, available online at https://tsl.access.preservica.com/tda/tx-gov-perry/.

To view electronic data on the CD-ROMs, please contact Archives staff for appropriate hardware/software.

Some records contain information on 3.5-inch computer floppy 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 information. Some information on the disks may be exempted from disclosure under the Texas Public Information Act, and the disks themselves may or may not still be readable. Please see Archives staff for more information.

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


Index Terms

The terms listed here were used to catalog the records. The terms can be used to find similar or related records.
Corporate Names:
Friends of the Governor's Mansion (Tex.).
Subjects (Persons):
Perry, Rick, 1950-
Perry, Anita.
Subjects:
Governors--Texas.
Governors' spouses--Texas.
Texas Governor's Mansion Restoration Fund.
Places:
Texas Governor's Mansion (Austin, Tex.)
Document Types:
Correspondence--Texas--Governors--2001-2014.
Speeches (document genre)--Texas--Governors--2008-2014.
CD-ROMS--Texas--Governors-2003-2013.
Computer floppy disk--Texas--Governors--2003-2013.
Legislative records--Texas--Governors--2008-2010.
Press releases--Texas--Governors--2008-2012.
Memoranda--Texas--Governors--2008-2014.
Reports--Texas--Governors--2001-2014.
Architectural plans--Texas--Governors--1994-2013.
Budgets--Texas--Governors--2008-2014.
Presentation (communicative events)--Texas--Governors--2003-2014.
Clippings (information artifacts)--Texas--Governors--2008-2012.
Photographs--Texas--Governors--2001-2014.
Publications--Texas--Governors--1949-2014.
Graphic images--Texas--Governors--2001-2014.
Curricula--Texas--Governors--2008-2010.
Artwork--Texas--Governors--2008-2011.
Grant applications--Texas--Governors--2008-2014.
Digital file formats--Texas--Governors--2001-2014.
Digital images--Texas--Governors--2002-2014.
Digital moving image formats--Texas--Governors--2008-2014.
Digital sound formats--Texas--Governors--2008-2014.

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 Commission on the Arts, Governor's Mansion Committee administrative files, 1931-1982, 2.94 cubic ft.
Texas State Purchasing and General Services Commission, Facilities Planning and Construction Division, Governor's Mansion drawings, 1979-1982, 52 drawings [No finding aid available. Call number is 1983/025.]
Texas State Purchasing and General Services Commission, Governor's Mansion drawings, 1947, 5 drawings [No finding aid available. Call number is 1983/183.]
Governor's Mansion collection, 1962, undated, 3 inches [No finding aid available. Call numbers are 2-23/855, 859.]
Dorothy Blodgett research and other materials on the Texas Governor's Mansion, 1960-2004, 7.23 cubic ft. [No finding aid available. Call numbers are 2000/137, 2005/169, 2008/131, 2009/155, 2010/054.]
Marjorie Jean Fuquay clippings, photographs and printed materials relating to the Texas Governor’s Mansion, 1939, 1957-1961, 0.1 cubic ft. [No finding aid available. Call number is 2003 Accessions Box 1 (2003/099).]
Texas Governor's Mansion collection, 1836-1984, 14.43 cubic ft.
Texas Governor Rick Perry records, First Lady Anita Perry's files, 1969, 1996-2015, undated, bulk 2008-2013, 20.25 cubic ft. and 7.93 GB (10,786 files)
Texas Governor Rick Perry records, Press Office media files, 1972, 1998-2015, undated, bulk 2008-2012, 2.7 cubic ft. and 6.4 TB (321,410 files)
Sam Houston Regional Library and Research Center, Liberty, Texas
Jean and Price Daniel Personal Texas Governor’s Mansion collection, 1957-1984, 8.5 cubic ft. [Accession number 1994.230.]
Publications
Daniel, Jean Houston, Price Daniel, and Dorothy Blodgett. The Texas Governor's Mansion: a history of the house and its occupants. Austin, Tex. : Texas State Library and Archives Commission, 1984.

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

(Identify the item), Texas Governor Rick Perry Governor's Mansion records. Archives and Information Services Division, Texas State Library and Archives Commission.

Accession Information

Accession numbers: 2015/067, 2015/117

Paper records were transferred to the Archives and Information Services Division of the Texas State Library and Archives Commission by the Office of the Governor on December 19, 2014 through March 2015. Electronic records were transferred to the Archives and Information Services Division of the Texas State Library and Archives Commission by the Office of the Governor on January 29, 2015.

Processing Information

Processed by Jessica Tucker, April 2016


Other Finding Aids

Electronic records described in this finding aid are part of the Texas Digital Archive, available online at https://tsl.access.preservica.com/tda/tx-gov-perry/.


Detailed Description of the Records

 

Public relations records, 1949, 1973-1989, 2003-2013, bulk 2008-2014,
6 cubic ft. and 103 MB (165 files)

The Texas Governor's Mansion served as the official residence of Texas Governor Rick Perry and his family during Perry's term of office. This series is composed of records regarding public relations, dated 1949, 1973-1989, 2003-2013, bulk 2008-2014, and includes promotional materials, correspondence, speeches, memoranda, photographs, CD-ROMs, a 3.5-inch floppy disk, notes, reports, financial records, audio and video files of public service announcements (PSAs) created to raise money for the restoration of the Governor's Mansion, photo requests, articles, publications, and related records. Much of the correspondence consists of requests to potential donors to contribute money to the Governor's Mansion Restoration Fund and thank you letters to donors who have already contributed. Prominent Texans featured in the PSAs include Clay Walker, LeAnn Rimes, Dean Cain, and George Strait.
Formats of the original electronic files include word processing files (.doc and .pdf), spreadsheets (.xls), images (.jpg and .psd), emails, video files (.wmv), and audio files (.mp3). Digital files presented for public use will generally be PDF for text documents or spreadsheets, .mp3 for audio files, .mov for video files, and .jpg for images. Files in their original format are available on request; restrictions may apply.
Arrangement
The records are arranged by topic.
Preferred Citation
(Identify the item), Public relations records, Texas Governor Rick Perry Governor's Mansion. Archives and Information Services Division, Texas State Library and Archives Commission.
Restrictions on Access
Because of the possibility that portions of these records fall under Public Information Act exceptions including, but not limited to, financial information (Texas Government Code, Section 552.136), agency memoranda and working papers (Texas Government Code Section 552.111) and home email addresses (Texas 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 (Texas Government Code, Chapter 552). Refer to overall restriction statement for instructions on requesting access through the Texas Attorney General.
Technical Requirements
Electronic records described in this finding aid are part of the Texas Digital Archive, available online at https://tsl.access.preservica.com/tda/tx-gov-perry/
To view electronic data on the CD-ROMs, please contact Archives staff for appropriate hardware/software.
Some records contain information on 3.5-inch computer floppy 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 information. Some information on the disks may be exempted from disclosure under the Texas Public Information Act, and the disks themselves may or may not still be readable. Please see Archives staff for more information.
Researchers are required to use gloves provided by the Archives when reviewing photographic materials.
Box
2015/067-3413 Negative letters, 2008
White House, 2008
Governor's Mansion website, 2008
Legislature, 2008
Educational component, 2008
Outreach groups, 2008
Ideas, 2008
Printing, 2008
Legislative Ladies Easter egg hunt, 2007
Texas Governor's Mansion Restoration Project, 2008
Mansion correspondence, 2008-2009
TGMRF (Texas Governor's Mansion Restoration Fund) correspondence, 2008-2009
TGMRF correspondence and updates, 2008
Gift/donor confirmation forms, 2008
TGMRF donations from SECC (State Employees Charitable Campaign), 2008
Donor problems, 2008
Friends of the Governor's Mansion, 2008, 2011, undated
[2 folders]
Ashley Morgan's tickler file, 2008, undated
Old Governor's Mansion, Kentucky, about 2008
Auction items, 2008-2009, 2011
Photo display descriptions, 2006
Financial summations, 2008-2010
TGMRF (Texas Governor's Mansion Restoration Fund) budget and financial information, 2008-2009
Audit, July 2008-August 31, 2008, 2010
Mansion financial, 2008-2010
Prosperity bank, 2009
Assorted, 2008
Promotional materials, artwork and brochures, 2006-about 2008
Promotional materials, Austin White Pages cover, 2008
Promotional materials, assorted, 2008-2010
[2 folders]
Promotional materials, mansion publications, 2008
Promotional materials, Historical Gazette mansion articles, 2008-2010
Promotional materials, Texas Conference for Women, 2010
Texas Dental Journal, 2008
Promotional materials, association publications, 2003, 2009-2010
Strategies, plans and notes, 2009
Press conferences, 2008-2009
Auction items, 2010
Box
2015/067-3414 Legislative education committee letters, 2009
State bar mock trial, 2009
This House is Your House, 2008-2009
[3 folders]
Mansion restoration, 2010-2012
[2 folders]
Capitol restoration information, 1992-1994
Assorted, 1999, 2011
Texas State Library and Archives Commission, 2008
Mansion china, 2010
Mansion clips reference library, 2008-2009
Mansion exhibit, 2009-2011
SECC (State Employees Charitable Campaign), 2009-2010
Texas Historical Commission, 2009
Mansion curriculum, undated
East Texas curriculum tour, 2009
[2 folders]
Governor's Mansion restoration Fund, 2008-2010
Mansion articles (pre-fire), 1949-2006
Restoration - proposed additions and funding requests, 2010
Texas Conference for Women, 2010
Texas Conference for Women, TGMRF booth, 2008
Press releases and talking points, 2008
Fact packet for First Lady, 2008
TGMRF PSA (public service announcement) list letters, 2008-2009
PSAs, Ashley Morgan, 2008
Mansion Restoration Fund, 2008
Thank yous, 2009
Restoration fund, grand restoration, 2009
Governor's Mansion articles, 2008-2013
Student donations, 2009
Photo requests, 2012-2013
Box
2015/067-3415 Mansion PSAs, Wendy Taylor, 2009
Documents to tend to, 2009-2010, undated
Mansion information, 2001-2007
Publications, 2006-2009
Austin Homes and Gardens, July 1980, 1985
Mansion educational outreach, 2009
SPB (State Preservation Board) restoration begins, 2009
Assorted, 2008-2009
FLAP (First Lady Anita Perry) news and information, undated
Qwest - conference calling, 2009
Roger Erikson - mansion architect, 1973-1989, undated
SPB mansion exhibit, 2009
RFP (request for proposal) and RFQ (request for quotation) for architectural design, 2009
Appropriations request for restoration project, 2008
Information for auditor, 2009
Ford, Powell and Carson, Architectural Design Services, 2009-2010
LRE (law-related education) briefs, 2008-2009
East Texas briefs, April 14, 2009
TETN (Texas Education Telecommunications Network) mansion curriculum outreach, 2009
Pease Elementary press conference, 2009
Sally Hunter recommendations, 2009
Texas Education Agency, 2003, 2008-2009
Meeting of the Board of Directors, March 15, 2009
Financial statements (unaudited), 2008
Meeting of the Board of Directors, June 3, 2010
Plans and images of the Governor's Mansion, undated
Friends of the Governor's Mansion ornament, 2009
Artist agreement - Pamela Wright, 2009
State Preservation Board ornament, 2009
Chemart, 2009
Brochures and The Governor's Mansion Historical Gazette, 2003, undated
Social studies curriculum, 2008
TGMRF - assorted, 2003, 2008-2012, undated
[2 folders]
Press coverage, 2008-2010
[3 folders]
Historic structure report, 2010
Box
2015/067-3416 Docents of the Governor's Mansion, 2008
Board of Directors packets, 2008-2009
TGMRF Board of Directors, 2009-2011
Budget amendment, 2012
TGMRF dissolution, September 2011
TGMRF taxes, 2011
Board thank you and Merry Christmas, 2011
Certificate of filing of the Governor's Mansion Restoration Fund, 2008
TGMRF board (meetings and updates), 2010-2011
TGMRF Board Meeting, May 16, 2011
Budget approval, October 11, 2011
Update, April 8, 2011
[2 folders]
TGMRF budget and elections, August 24, 2010
Budget approval, board ballot, August 20, 2010
TGMRF Board meeting, June 3, 2010
[2 folders]
Current status update, April 8, 2010
TGMRF meeting, September 17, 2009
TGMRF Board meeting, August 24, 2009
TGMRF Board meeting, January 15, 2009
TGMRF organizational meeting, June 25, 2008
TGMRF Board briefing, June 17, 2008
First families, correspondence, 2008, 2011
First families, governor's family meeting, about 2008
First families, letter for breakfast on July 17, 2008
Follow-up after first family breakfast, 2008
First families, related emails, clipping, 2008, 2011
First family information, 2008-2009, 2011
First family follow up #1, 2008
Governors and first ladies, undated
First family follow up #3, 2008
First family follow up #4, 2008
First family follow up #5, 2009
First family follow up #6, April 29, 2010
First family follow up #7, March 25, 2011
Donor thank yous:
Box
2015/067-3418 A, 2008
B, 2008-2010
C, 2008-2011
D, 2008-2010
E, 2009-2010
F, 2008-2010
G, 2008-2012
H, 2008-2013
I, 2008, 2010
J, 2008-2011
K, 2008-2010
L, 2008-2010
M, 2008-2010
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2015/067-3416 N, 2008-2012
O, 2008-2012
P, 2008-2010
R (no Q), 2008-2010
S, 2008-2012
T, 2008-2010
V (no U), 2008-2011
W, 2008-2010
XYZ, 2008-2010
Donors:
Dolph Briscoe and family, 2010-2011
Laura and George W. Bush, 2008, 2011
Clements foundation, 2009-2011
Mr. and Mrs. Mark Connally, 2010-2011
Houston and Charlotte Daniel, 2009-2011
The Jean and Price Daniel Foundation, Inc., 2009-2011
The family of William P. Hobby, 2008-2011
Andrew and Teresa Hobby, 2009-2011
Marialice S. Ferguson (daughter of Allan Shivers), 2009-2011
Charles Moody, 2008-2011
Mrs. Dan Moody, Jr., 2008-2011
Governor and Mrs. Rick Perry, 2009
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2015/067-3417 Dr. and Mrs. Schmid (Governor Preston Smith's grandson), 2009-2011
Jan and Robert Taylor (family of Governor Preston Smith), 2008-2011
Mark and Linda Gayle White, 2009-2011
AAA Texas, 2008
Aga Khan IV, 2008
Anheuser-Busch Companies, 2009-2010
AT&T, 2011
Austin Genealogical Society, 2008-2010
John and Dolly Barclay, 2009-2011
John and Jane Barnhill, Jr., 2009-2011
Louis Beecherl, Jr., 2008-2012
BP America, Inc., 2008-2010
Bruan and Butler Construction, 2008-2010
Burnet County Historical, 2008-2010
Mr. and Mrs. Burt Howard, 2008-2010
CalPine, 2008-2012
Centerpoint Energy, Inc., 2008-2010
Chesapeake Energy, 2008-2010
Chevron, December 2011
Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma, 2008-2010
Roy Coffee, Jr., 2008-2010
Tram and Robert Colunga, 2008-2010
ConocoPhillips Company, 2008-2012
Joann Cook, 2008
Daughters of the Republic of Texas (DAR), 2009-2011
DAR, 2008-2010
Michael and Susan Dell Foundation, 2008-2010
Docents of the Governor's Mansion, 2009-2011
Mr. and Mrs. William McDonnell, 2008-2011
Energy Future Holdings, 2008-2011
Richard Ferrell, 2008-2010
Mike Florence, 2009-2010
Friends of the Governor's Mansion, 2009
Cynthia Newton Gayden, 2008-2010
William D. Geise, 2010-2012
Georgetown Heritage Society, 2008-2010
Ellen Goerlich, 2009-2010
Greater Houston Convention and Visitors Bureau, 2008-2010
Mr. and Mrs. Roy J. Grogan, 2008-2010
Helen Groves, 2008-2011
GSL Industrial Partners, LP, 2008-2010
GTECH Corporation, 2009-2012
Barbara Tucker Harrell, 2010
William Harris, Jr., 2008-2010
Albert Ford Hausser, 2008-2010
HEB, 2008-2012
Heritage Society of Austin, 2008-2010
Dealey Herndon, 2012-2013
Richard and Susie Hile, 2008-2010
Jim Hine, 2009-2010
Mr. and Mrs. A.W. Hodde, Jr., 2008-2010
Kay Hutchison, 2008-2010
Independent Bankers of Texas, 2009-2012
Hunt Family Foundation, 2009-2010
Mr. and Mrs. Lewis Jones, 2008-2010
King Ranch, Inc., 2009-2010
Mr. and Mrs. William Lambert, 2009
Jim and Amy Lee, 2009-2010
Legislative Ladies Club, 2009
Mickey and Renee Long, 2009-2010
Marathon Oil Corporation, 2008-2011
Mr. and Mrs. David Marks, 2008-2010
Charles and Julia Matthew, 2009-2010
MAXIMUS, 2008-2012
The Eugene McDermott Foundation, 2009-2010
Pamela Noble, 2009-2010
Nueces County Historical County Society, 2009-2010
NRG Texas, 2008-2012
NuStar, 2009-2010
Erle and Alice Nye, 2009-2010
Stephen and Beverly Ogden, 2009-2010
Park Cities Historic and Preservation Society, 2008-2010
Carrin Mauritz Patmin, 2009-2010
Florence Patton, 2010
Thomas Potthof, 2008-2010
Kathryn A. Priddy, 2008-2010
Meg and Jay Propes, 2009-2011
Dr. Clark and Mrs. Annie Race, 2008-2010
Al'Louise Ramp, 2010
Donna Miller Raymond, 2010
Reliant Energy, Inc., 2008-2010
Regina J. Rogers, 2009-2010
Sam Houston State University, 2009-2010
Samsung, 2011-2013
San Antonio Conservation Society Foundation, 2008-2010
San Benito Historical Society, 2009-2010
Sanders Wingo Advertising, 2008-2010
Scott and White Healthcare, 2009-2010
Senate Ladies Club, 2009-2010
George A. & Nancy P. Shutt Foundation, 2008-2010
Sid W. Richardson Foundation, 2008-2010
State Agency Council Governors Commission for Women, 2008-2010
State Employee Charitable Campaign, 2010
Stemmons Foundation, 2008-2010
Harold Simmons, 2008-2009
Tarrant County Historical Society, 2008-2010
Judy and Charles Tate, 2008-2010
Texas Motor Transportation Association, 2009-2010
Tom Green County Historical Commission, 2009-2010
Texas Municipal League, 2009-2010
Ann G. Trammell, 2008-2010
USAA, 2008-2011
Valero, 2008-2012
Varsity China, 2009-2010
Thomas L. Whaley, 2008-2010
William S. and Lora Jean Kilroy Foundation, 2008
Pamela Wright, 2004, 2010
Mr. and Mrs. Alan Young, 2008-2010
Lynn and Steve Young, 2010
Zachry Construction Company, 2008-2011
TGMRF lead donors master list, 2008-2011
Past lead donor records, 2010-2011
Governor's Mansion Restoration Fund legal information, 2005-2009
[2 folders]
Medallion, May/June 2010
DAR (Daughters of the American Revolution), 2008-2011
[2 folders]
TSDAR (Texas Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution) annual conference - educational luncheon, March 12, 2010
DAR correspondence, 2009-2011
Box
2015/067-3418 Solicitations, general solicitation letters, 2008-2009
Solicitations, about 2008
Solicitations, congressional letters: fundraising, July 24, 2008
Donor information, donor lists, 2008
Donor information, governor event forms, undated
SECC, thank yous, 2010-2012
SECC, 2010
SECC, checks and deductions, January-December 2010
SECC, application, appeal, correspondence, 2009
SECC, applications, forms, 2009
SECC, marketing materials, 2009
SECC correspondence, 2010
Early offers of assistance, 2008-2009
Thank you cards (school children), 2007
Thank you letters: in kind, 2008
PSA in-kind contributors, 2008
Association thank yous, 2008
Files copies, TGMRF, 2008-2013
[2 folders]
AT&T foundation grant, December 2011
Foundations, 2008
State Preservation Board, 2009-2011, undated
Restoration fund list/correspondence, 2010-2012
Texas State Historical Association, 1994, 2008-2009
Texas-Digital-Archive
E2015/117 Emails, 2009-2010
Images, 2008
Sound files of PSAs, 2008
Spreadsheets, 2008-2010
Text files, 2008-2010
Videos of PSAs, 2008



 

Mansion education and outreach files, 2008-2013,
360 MB (257 files)

The Texas Governor's Mansion served as the official residence of Texas Governor Rick Perry and his family for his term of office. Records in this series focus on educating the public, particularly school-age children, about the history of the Texas Governor's Mansion. They include educational curricula, digital images from a taping done by the Texas Education Agency, a children's activity book created by the Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR), and related records (such as speeches, emails, and digital images), dated 2008-2013. Of particular interest is the This House is Your House curriculum created by Sally Hunter and intended to place the history of the Governor's Mansion within the broader context of Texas history.
Formats of the original electronic files include word processing files (.doc and .pdf), spreadsheets (.xls), sound files (.mp3), graphic images (.tif and .jpg), emails, XML file (.xml), and web pages (.html). Digital files presented for public use will generally be PDF for text documents and .jpg for images. Files in their original format are available on request; restrictions may apply.
Arrangement
These records are arranged by topic.
Preferred Citation
(Identify the item), Mansion education and outreach files, Texas Governor Rick Perry Governor's Mansion records. Archives and Information Services Division, Texas State Library and Archives Commission.
Restrictions on Access
None.
Technical Requirements
Electronic records described in this finding aid are part of the Texas Digital Archive, available online at https://tsl.access.preservica.com/tda/tx-gov-perry/
Texas-Digital-Archive
E2015/117 Assorted, 2008-2011
[This folder includes various related records such as speeches, digital images, and emails.]
DAR activity book, 2013
Texas Education Agency taping, 2009
Texas Education Agency mansion curriculum, 2009
This House is Your House curriculum, 2008-2010



 

Office of the First Lady files, 2001-2014,
362 MB (250 files)

The Texas Governor's Mansion served as the official residence of Texas Governor Rick Perry and his family during Perry's term of office. Records are the files of Texas First Lady Anita Perry, mostly pertaining to fundraising efforts conducted by Anita Perry on behalf of the Governor's Mansion restoration efforts including school visits, radio interviews, and press conferences, dated 2001-2014. Other records include recipes and samples of frequently asked questions about the mansion.
Formats of the original electronic files include word processing or plain text files (.doc, .pdf, and txt.), spreadsheets (xls.), graphic images (.jpg and .tif), slide presentations (.ppt), and web pages (.htm). Digital files presented for public use will generally be PDF for text documents and .jpg for images. Files in their original format are available on request; restrictions may apply.
Arrangement
The records are arranged by topic.
Preferred Citation
(Identify the item), Office of the First Lady files, Texas Governor Rick Perry Governor's Mansion records. Archives and Information Services Division, Texas State Library and Archives Commission.
Restrictions on Access
Because of the possibility that portions of these records fall under Public Information Act exceptions including, but not limited to, agency memoranda and working papers (Texas 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 (Texas Government Code, Chapter 552). Refer to overall restriction statement for instructions on requesting access through the Texas Attorney General.
Technical Requirements
Electronic records described in this finding aid are part of the Texas Digital Archive, available online at https://tsl.access.preservica.com/tda/tx-gov-perry/
Texas-Digital-Archive
E2015/117 Associated Press media files:
Assorted, 2009
Brochure, 2009
DAR (Daughters of the American Revolution)-mansion, 2009
Donors, 2009
Historical Gazette, 2009
Legislature, 2009
Mansion curriculum, 2009
Mansion history page images, 2006, 2009
Restoration, 2009
Texas Governor's Mansion Restoration Fund, 2008-2009, 2014
Assorted, 2009
[This folder includes various related records such as remarks by the First Lady, donation policies, and announcements made by the First Lady regarding the Governor's Mansion.]
Frequently asked questions, 2010
Mansion budget, 2009
Press conferences, 2008
Public relations ideas, 2008, 2010
Radio interview, 2009
Recipes, 2001, 2003, 2007, 2010
Restoration:
Correspondence, 2008, 2011
PSAs (public service announcements), 2008
Q&A (question and answer), 2008-2009
Mansion Restoration Fund fact sheet, 2008
Agenda for December 16, 2009, 2009
Former Texas governors list for mansion restoration fund-raising campaign kick-off, July 21, 2008
Governor's Mansion restoration media advisory, September 3, 2008
Mansion Restoration Fund black logo, July 14, 2008
Memo to board, March 20, 2012
School visits, 2008-2009, 2012



 

Mansion images, 2002-2014,
830 MB (402 files)

The Texas Governor's Mansion served as the official residence of Texas Governor Rick Perry and his family for his term of office. Records consist of images of the Texas Governor's Mansion, its grounds and inhabitants, and related records, dated 2002-2014. Topics range from events such as Christmas at the mansion and outdoor picnics to extensive documentation of the appearance of the mansion before the catastrophic fire in 2008. Also included are captions for various photographs of the mansion.
Formats of the original electronic files include word processing files (.doc and .pdf), graphic images (.tif, .png, .gif, and .jpg), and emails. Digital files presented for public use will generally be PDF for text documents and .jpg for images. Files in their original format are available on request; restrictions may apply.
Arrangement
The records are arranged by topic.
Preferred Citation
(Identify the item), Mansion images, Texas Governor Rick Perry Governor's Mansion records. Archives and Information Services Division, Texas State Library and Archives Commission.
Restrictions on Access
None.
Technical Requirements
Electronic records described in this finding aid are part of the Texas Digital Archive, available online at https://tsl.access.preservica.com/tda/tx-gov-perry/.
Texas-Digital-Archive
E2015/117 Assorted images, 2002-2014
Atlanta One Texas, August 13, 2010
Captions, 2008-2009
First families, 2002
First Ladies photo shoot, 2008-2009
Governor Rick Perry's bathroom pre-fire, 2012
Governor’s Mansion Christmas:
Candlelight tours 2002, 2002-2003
Christmas 2012
Christmas 2014
Round Rock Community Choir, 2003
Governor Christmas picture, 2009
Mansion front, 2004
Nativity and menorah, 2013
Hurricane Ike, 2008
Lucy (dog), 2004
Mansion events, 2002-2003, 2009
Mansion exterior, 2003-2014
Mansion gardens, 2002-2004
Mansion grounds, 2007, 2010, 2013-2014
Mansion interior, 2002, 2014
Summer 2002 Governor’s Mansion maintenance, 2002



 

Mansion restoration files, 2003-2014,
2.48 GB (683 files)

The Texas Governor's Mansion served as the official residence of Texas Governor Rick Perry and his family for his term of office. Records are primarily comprised of images, presentations, and related records documenting the extensive damage to the Governor's Mansion caused by fire in June 2008, the fire itself, and restoration of the mansion thereafter, dated 2003-2014. Among the earlier images are several scanned (and some born digital) images of the Governor's Mansion and its occupants at various points throughout the building's long history. There are also several images of Governor Rick Perry or Texas First Lady Anita Perry making speeches regarding the damage to the mansion or on behalf of fundraising efforts for mansion repair and restoration.
Formats of the original electronic files include word processing files (.doc and .pdf), slide presentations (.ppt), graphic images (.tif, .gif, and .jpg). Digital files presented for public use will generally be PDF for text documents and .jpg for images. Files in their original format are available on request; restrictions may apply.
Arrangement
The records are arranged by topic.
Restrictions on Access
Because of the possibility that portions of these records fall under Public Information Act exceptions including, but not limited to, financial information (Texas Government Code, Section 552.136) and agency memoranda and working papers (Texas 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 (Texas Government Code, Chapter 552). Refer to overall restriction statement for instructions on requesting access through the Texas Attorney General.
Technical Requirements
Electronic records described in this finding aid are part of the Texas Digital Archive, available online at https://tsl.access.preservica.com/tda/tx-gov-perry/.
Preferred Citation
(Identify the item), Mansion restoration files, Texas Governor Rick Perry Governor's Mansion records. Archives and Information Services Division, Texas State Library and Archives Commission.
Texas-Digital-Archive
E2015/117 Assorted, 2007-2014
Mansion restoration images:
Historical images, 2003, 2008-2009
[Dates represent when the image was scanned. Original photograph dates are not specified.]
Mansion exterior, 2005, 2008-2009, undated
Mansion fire, 2008, undated
Mansion fire damage, 2008-2009, 2011
Mansion interior, 2009
Mansion interior photos for brochure, 2005, 2008
Plans, 2009-2010
Restoration images, 2008-2009, 2012
Slideshow stills, 2008-2009
Speech images, 2008
TGMR (Texas Governor's Mansion Restoration) Fund, 2008-2009
Restoration 2012, 2009, 2012, 2014



 

Texas Capitol and flag images, 2001-2011,
486 MB (71 files)

The Texas Governor's Mansion served as the official residence of Texas Governor Rick Perry and his family for his term of office. Records are consist of digital images of the Texas Capitol and the Texas state flag (in .jpg, .tif, .png and .psd formats), dated 2001-2011. Most are stock images. The dates given in the inventory represent the date files were saved. The original date of image creation is not specified in the records. Digital files presented for public use will generally be .jpg for images. Files in their original format are available on request; restrictions may apply.
Arrangement
Records are divided into two groups, Capitol images and flag images.
Preferred Citation
(Identify the item), Texas Capitol and flag images, Texas Governor Rick Perry Governor's Mansion records. Archives and Information Services Division, Texas State Library and Archives Commission.
Restrictions on Access
None.
Texas-Digital-Archive
E2015/117 Capitol, 2003-2011
Flags, 2001-2011



 

Texas Governor’s Mansion Restoration Fund files, 2008-2014, undated,
2.54 GB (3,734 files)

The Texas Governor's Mansion served as the official residence of Texas Governor Rick Perry and his family for his term of office. Records in this series are financial records, lists, artwork and stationery used in various fundraising campaigns, presentations, correspondence, spreadsheets to track donor contributions, events files, memoranda, notes, reports, press clippings about the mansion fire, speeches, publications, grant applications, Public Information Act requests concerning the Texas Governor's Mansion Restoration Fund (TGMRF), and related records pertaining to TGMRF, dated 2008-2014 and undated. Fundraising efforts conducted by the Daughters of the American Revolution and Daughters of the Republic of Texas are well represented as are those conducted at the Texas Conference for Women and a meeting of the Texas State Historical Association. Finally, these records also document the eventual dissolution of the various committees, campaigns, and boards established to raise money for the TGMRF upon completion of the restoration work.
Formats of the original electronic files include word processing or plain text files (.doc, .dot, .pdf, .xps, and .txt), spreadsheets (.xls), digital images (.jpg and .tif), emails, slide presentations (.ppt), web pages (.html and .htm), XML files (.xml), and bitmap images (.bmp). Digital files presented for public use will generally be PDF for text documents and .jpg for images. Files in their original format are available on request; restrictions may apply.
Arrangement
The records are arranged by topic.
Preferred Citation
(Identify the item), Texas Governor’s Mansion Restoration Fund files, Texas Governor Rick Perry Governor's Mansion. Archives and Information Services Division, Texas State Library and Archives Commission.
Restrictions on Access
Because of the possibility that portions of these records fall under Public Information Act exceptions including, but not limited to,to, financial information (Texas Government Code, Section 552.136) and agency memoranda and working papers (Texas 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 (Texas Government Code, Chapter 552). Refer to overall restriction statement for instructions on requesting access through the Texas Attorney General.
Technical Requirements
Electronic records described in this finding aid are part of the Texas Digital Archive, available online at https://tsl.access.preservica.com/tda/tx-gov-perry/.
Texas-Digital-Archive
E2015/117 Artwork and stationery, 2008-2011
Assorted, 2008-2014
Daughters of the American Revolution, 2009-2011
Daughters of the Republic of Texas, 2009-2010
Department of Public Safety report, July 28, 2008
Events, 2008-2013
Financial records:
Independent account review, 2008
Audit, 2010
Budget, 2008-2012
Check book, 2010-2011
Deposits, 2011
Donor forms, 2008, 2011-2012
Financial statements, PFIA (Public Funds Investment Act) information, 2011
Financial statements, 2012-2013
Internal Revenue Service, 2008-2014
Sales tax form - Comptroller, 2009
First families and past governors, 2008-2012
Friends of the Governor's Mansion, 2008-2013
Fundraising campaign:
Associations letters, 2008-2009
Assorted, 2008-2011
Billboards Ralston Advertising, 2008
Board, 2008-2014
Campaign donors, 2008-2012
Campaign letters 2008, 2011-2012
Campaign plan, 2008-2010
Campaign plan and board, 2008-2012
Certificates, 2009
Congressional mansion letters, 2008
Independent Bankers Association, 2009
Mailing lists, 2008, 2011
Mansion ornament, 2009, 2011
Memorials and honorariums, 2008-2011
Negative responses, 2008-2009
Personal drive information for TGMRF, 2008-2012
Solicitation packets, 2008-2010
Solicitations, 2008-2010
State Employees Charitable Campaign, 2009-2011
Thank yous, 2008-2012
United Way - Employee Giving Campaign, 2009-2010
Varsity china - mansion plate, 2008-2009
General Land Office Preservation newsletter, 2009
Grants applications, 2008
Legislature, 2008-2010
Preservation:
Texas Historical Commission, 2008-2010
Preservation organizations, 2008-2011
Preservation Texas, 2008-2009
State Preservation Board, 2008-2014
Press:
Press clippings on mansion, 2008-2012
Press releases and remarks, 2008-2012
Website content, 2009-2010
Public Information Act requests, 2009
Texas Conference for Women, 2008-2010
Texas State Historical Association meeting, March 26, 2009