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Overview

Agency History

Scope and Contents of the Records

Organization of the Records

Restrictions

Index Terms

Related Material

Administrative Information

Description of Series

Texas agriculture, 1966-1996, undated,

Texas life and culture, 1972-1998, undated,

Texas business and infrastructure, 1967-1996, undated,

Administration, 1981, 1984-1986, 1989, 1991, undated

Miscellaneous, 1968, 1972-1973, 1975-1978, 1980-1988, 1992-1993, 1995-1997, undated,

Texas State Library and Archives Commission

Texas Department of Agriculture:

An Inventory of the Department of Agriculture Slide Collection at the Texas State Archives, 1966-1998, undated, bulk 1980-1989



Overview

Creator: Texas. Dept. of Agriculture.
Title: Department of Agriculture slide collection
Dates: 1966-1998, undated
Dates: bulk 1980-1989
Abstract: The Texas Department of Agriculture (TDA) slide collection is a visual record of the agency’s regulatory and marketing responsibilities, which include monitoring and controlling destructive insects, plant diseases, and the sale and use of pesticides and herbicides; maintaining seed quality and the accuracy of commercial weights and measures; promoting Texas agricultural products in local, national and international markets; and supporting Texas agricultural development. The collection of color 35 mm slides, or film transparencies, and some 2 x 3 color negatives provides an in-depth portrait of the variety in Texas agriculture, from its crops and produce to its livestock, poultry and aquaculture, as well as showing different aspects of rural and city life, Texas infrastructure, and local businesses and manufacturing. The collection also shows the TDA’s regulatory responsibilities for the safety of Texas farm workers, crops, produce, poultry, dairy and livestock for sale and export, monitoring destructive pests and pesticide use, promoting sustainable agriculture, and managing agricultural exchange programs. The collection covers 1966-1998, undated, bulk 1980-1989.
Quantity: 19.25 cubic ft.
Language: These materials are written in English.
Repository: Texas State Archives

Agency History

The Texas Department of Agriculture was established by legislation of the 30th Texas Legislature (House Bill 274 and Senate Joint Resolution 13, Regular Session) in 1907. Until then, official agricultural business had been conducted by the Department of Agriculture, Insurance, Statistics, and History. Departmental duties included gathering statistics, publishing agricultural information, and holding farmers' institutes to promote advanced farming methods and practices. In 1925 the department's duties were greatly expanded when it assumed tasks previously handled by the Department of Markets and Warehouses, including inspection of weights and measures, operation of the market news service, and supervision of gins, warehouses, and farmers' co-ops (House Bill 2, 39th Legislature, Regular Session, 1925).

After a nearly twenty year tenure as Agriculture Commissioner, James E. McDonald was defeated in the election of 1950 by John C. White, who proceeded to undertake the department’s first major organizational overhaul, decentralized the agency, initiated the first cooperative effort with Mexico to control insect pests, encouraged state legislation for registration and analysis of agricultural chemicals, and established laboratories to test chemical residues and contaminants before and during harvest. Under White the department inaugurated the Texas Agricultural Products marketing project to promote Texas products. It also began the Family Land Heritage Program, an annual program honoring Texas farmers and ranchers who have worked their land for 100 years or more. From the spring of 1975 to January 1983 the department published TDA Quarterly, a glossy magazine on agricultural issues designed for a popular audience. White resigned in 1977 to become deputy United States secretary of agriculture. Governor Dolph Briscoe appointed Reagan V. Brown to succeed him. In 1978 Brown was elected under the new statute providing four-year terms for statewide elected officials (proposed by Senate Joint Resolution 1, 62nd Legislature, Regular Session, 1971). To prevent the spread of the Mediterranean fruit fly from California to Texas in 1981, Brown required California produce to be fumigated before entering the state. Under special legislation passed during the fruit-fly crisis, the department was authorized to seize or destroy infested products and to stop interstate and intrastate traffic to enforce the law (House Bill 151, 67th Legislature, First Called Session, 1981). Brown also worked to halt the spread of the imported fire ant.

Jim Hightower became the eighth commissioner of agriculture on New Year's Day, 1983. His major initiatives included establishing a state network of farmers' markets and wholesale marketing cooperatives, expanding the program to help producers sell directly in international markets, updating the existing Texas Agricultural Products promotion (renamed the Taste of Texas program), helping farmers and ranchers get financing to build processing and marketing facilities, encouraging new agricultural development of such products as wine grapes and native plants, opening an office of natural resources to work with rural residents and farmers on farmland conservation, rural water quality, and water conservation, and increasing the department's voice in shaping national policies that affect Texas agriculture. In addition, the department's Right to Know Division, established to implement the 1987 agricultural-hazards communication act (House Bill 1896, 70th Legislature, Regular Session), worked to keep farmers and farmworkers informed on hazardous pesticides they might encounter in their work. In 1986 the department began publishing the Texas Gazette, a bimonthly newsletter about department affairs, and the fall of 1987 saw the first issue of Grassroots, an irregularly published serial focusing on the environment and consumer topics. The department also continued its publication of numerous brochures on both specialized and popular topics, ranging from directories of agricultural cooperatives to Texas wines and wineries. In the late 1980s the department had a staff of 575 and administered forty-nine laws that affected numerous agriculture-related matters, including pesticide registration, egg quality, accuracy of scales and gasoline pumps, citrus fruit maturity, seed purity, and fire ant control.

Since the enactment of the Texas Sunset Act in 1977 the Texas Department of Agriculture has been subject to review every twelve years by the Texas Sunset Advisory Commission. When the department came up for its first review in 1989, controversy occurred over the possibility of either making the post of agricultural commissioner an appointed one or eliminating the department entirely. Though eventually the department was continued with an elected commissioner, several changes were implemented in the agency's structure, including the establishment of a nine-member board, chaired by the agriculture commissioner, which was charged with overseeing pesticide regulation (Senate Bill 489, 71st Legislature, Regular Session, 1989). This was an authority that had previously been granted to the commissioner of agriculture alone. In 1994 the commissioner of agriculture was Rick Perry, who defeated Jim Hightower in the 1990 election. The budget for fiscal year 1995 was $21,584,790. At that time the Texas Department of Agriculture had market and regulatory powers and administered over fifty laws. To perform its duties it had five regional centers, seven suboffices, and eleven divisions.

In 1998, Susan Combs, a fourth-generation rancher, was elected the state's 10th commissioner of agriculture and was the first woman to hold this position in the state's history. After serving two terms, she was elected Comptroller of Public Accounts. Todd Staples was elected Texas’ 11th commissioner in 2006 and won a second term in 2010.

The department, with headquarters in Austin, has twelve district offices-in Amarillo, Beaumont, Brenham, Dallas, Houston, Lubbock, Odessa, San Antonio, San Juan, Stephenville, Tyler, and Vernon. Its consumer-services division is one of the largest in the state administration. Current duties include promoting Texas agricultural products locally, nationally and internationally; assisting in the development of the agribusiness industry in Texas; regulating the sale, use and disposal of pesticides and herbicides; controlling destructive plant pests and diseases; and ensuring the accuracy of all weighing or measuring devices (such as grocery scales and gas pumps) used in commercial transactions.

TDA includes: five regional centers in Dallas, Houston, Lubbock, San Antonio, and San Juan; four suboffices in Amarillo, Corpus Christi, El Paso, and Tyler; three seed laboratories in Giddings, Lubbock, and Stephenville; six export pens in Brownsville, Del Rio, Eagle Pass, Houston, and Laredo; six Cooperative Inspection Program Facilities in Alamo, Austin, Brownsville, Gorman, Pearsall, and Pleasanton; and a pesticide laboratory in Brenham. Agricultural programs are carried out by the Marketing and Agribusiness Development Division, Pesticide Programs Division, Producer Services Division, and Regulatory Programs Division. Supporting TDA divisions consist of Administration, Communications, General Counsel, Intergovernmental Affairs and Internal Audit. In addition, the Texas Agricultural Statistics Service and the Texas Cooperative Inspection Program are joint federal-state programs operated by TDA and the federal government. The service provides state, district, and county estimates for major field crops, small grains, livestock, fruit, pecans, and vegetables, while the inspection program oversees the quality inspection of fresh fruits, vegetables, nuts, and peanuts. TDA also works in conjunction with the Agriculture Resources Protection Authority on pesticide issues, the Texas Boll Weevil Eradication Foundation, Inc. regarding boll weevil eradication, the Texas Food and Fibers Commission on natural fibers development and plant food protein research, and a variety of advisory boards. Finally, TDA administers the Texas Agricultural Finance Authority, which provides financial assistance to agriculture related businesses for the production, processing, marketing, and export of Texas agricultural products.

This summary is a compilation of texts found in the Online Handbook of Texas, the Guide to Texas State Agencies, and on the Texas Department of Agriculture's website.

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Scope and Contents of the Records

The Texas Department of Agriculture (TDA) slide collection is a visual record of the agency’s regulatory and marketing responsibilities, which include monitoring and controlling destructive insects, plant diseases, and the sale and use of pesticides and herbicides; maintaining seed quality and the accuracy of commercial weights and measures; promoting Texas agricultural products in local, national and international markets; and supporting Texas agricultural development. The collection of color 35 mm slides, or film transparencies, and some 2 x 3 color negatives provides an in-depth portrait of the variety in Texas agriculture, from its crops and produce to its livestock, poultry and aquaculture, as well as showing different aspects of rural, city, and Native American life, Texas infrastructure, and local businesses and manufacturing. The collection also shows the TDA’s regulatory responsibilities for the safety of Texas farm workers, crops, produce, poultry, dairy and livestock for sale and export, monitoring destructive pests and pesticide use, promoting sustainable agriculture, and managing agricultural exchange programs. Dates cover 1966-1998, undated, bulk 1980-1989.

Color slides depict various sorts of crops, produce, livestock, poultry and dairy products produced in Texas; Texas ports and infrastructure; various breeds of cattle and guard dogs; plant nurseries; destructive insect species; leaf blight and aerial and manual crop spraying; grain warehouses and grain and crop harvesting; sustainable agriculture initiatives; the impact of hurricanes, snow, ice, flood and drought on agriculture; life on the Tigua Indian Reservation; activities of the Texas-Israel Exchange for sustainable agriculture and drought management; Texan crafts like quilting or homemade pickling; booths at the State Fair, Dallas Artfest, the annual XIT Rodeo and Reunion; various Texas farms, small businesses and manufacturing plants; Texas fashion; and cities such as Austin and San Antonio, the State Capitol, and various small, rural towns and distinctive buildings. There are also slides depicting Department of Agriculture and Texas state government functions, such as TDA employees at work, Governor George W. Bush’s inaugural lunch at the State Capitol grounds, and Agriculture Commissioners Jim Hightower and Rick Perry in various meet-and-greet contexts. Individuals represented in the collection are former agricultural commissioners Jim Hightower and Rick Perry.

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Organization of the Records

The records are organized intellectually and physically by a State Archives volunteer in five topical series, in order of descending bulk of material. Three series are further arranged into topical subseries related to TDA’s major responsibilities; subseries are arranged alphabetically. Folders are roughly chronological within subseries.
Texas agriculture, 1966-1996, undated, 7.55 cubic ft.
  • Aquaculture and beekeeping, 1984-1990, 0.25 cubic ft.
  • Crops, produce and viticulture, 1966-1996, undated, 2.5 cubic ft.
  • Destructive insects, 1989-1991, undated, fractional
  • Fibers and textiles, 1972-1995, 0.25 cubic ft.
  • Plants and horticulture, 1978-1979, 1982, 1984-1993, 1996, undated, 1.5 cubic ft.
  • Ranching, livestock and poultry, 1974-1996, undated, 2.25 cubic ft.
  • Regulation and advocacy, 1974-1991, 1994, 1996, undated, 2 cubic ft
  • Sustainable agriculture, 1984-1986, 1989-1991, undated, 0.5 cubic ft.
  • Weather patterns, 1972, 1977-1995, undated, 0.25 cubic ft.
Texas life and culture, 1972-1998, undated, 4 cubic ft.
  • City life, 1972-1993, undated, 0.5 cubic ft.
  • Crafts, 1987-1990, 0.15 cubic ft.
  • Fairs and festivals, 1980-1988, 1990-1991, 0.25 cubic ft.
  • Farm and rural life, 1972-1990, 1995, undated, 1.25 cubic ft.
  • Fashion,1985, 1988-1989, 1992, 1994-1998, 0.5 cubic ft.
  • Food, 1984-1990, 1993-1996, undated, 0.5 cubic ft.
  • National and international outreach, 1980, 1984-1990, 1992-1993, 1.5 cubic ft.
  • Native American life, 1987, 1993, fractional
  • Natural scenery, 1972-1987, 1990, undated, 0.5 cubic ft.
  • Universities, 1976, 1986, fractional
Texas business and infrastructure, 1967-1996, undated, 3.75 cubic ft.
  • Business, manufacturing and trade, 1967-1996, undated, 3.5 cubic ft.
  • Ports and infrastructure, 1976-1978, 1984-1985, 1987, 0.25 cubic ft.
Administration, 1981, 1984-1986, 1989, 1991, undated, 0.5 cubic ft.
Miscellaneous, 1968, 1972-1973, 1975-1978, 1980-1988, 1992-1993, 1995-1997, undated, 0.5 cubic ft.

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Restrictions

Restrictions on Access

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

Restrictions on Use

Most records created by Texas state agencies are not copyrighted and may be freely used in any way. State records also include materials received by, not created by, state agencies. Copyright remains with the creator. The researcher is responsible for complying with U.S. Copyright Law (Title 17 U.S.C.).

Technical Requirements

Records are 35 mm color slides; provisions will be made for viewing on a light table in the State Archives reading room.

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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.
Hightower, Jim, 1943-.
Perry, Rick, 1950-.
Subjects:
Agricultural exhibitions--Texas--Pictorial works.
Agricultural industries--Texas--Pictorial works.
Aquaculture--Texas--20th century--Pictorial works.
Cattle breeds--Texas--Pictorial works.
Crops--Texas--Pictorial works.
Droughts--Texas--Pictorial works.
Exports--Texas--Pictorial works.
Farm produce--Texas--Pictorial works.
Harvesting--Texas--Pictorial works.
Horticulture--Texas--20th century--Pictorial works.
Hurricane damage--Texas--Gulf Coast--Pictorial works.
Insects--destructive--Texas--Pictorial works.
International trade--20th century--Pictorial works.
Livestock--Texas--Pictorial works.
Livestock protection dogs--Pictorial works.
Native plants for cultivation--Texas--Pictorial works.
Pesticide applicators (Persons)--Texas--Pictorial works.
Ports of entry--Texas--Pictorial works.
Poultry--Texas--Pictorial works.
Ranching--Texas--20th century--Pictorial works.
Sustainable agriculture--Texas--20th century--Pictorial works.
Wine industry--Texas--Pictorial works.
Places:
Tigua Indians Reservation (Tex.)
Ysleta del Sur Pueblo (El Paso, Tex.)--Social life and customs.
Amarillo (Tex.)--Pictorial works.
Austin (Tex.)--Pictorial works.
Brownsville (Tex.)--Pictorial works.
Childress (Tex.)--Pictorial works.
Dallas (Tex.)--Pictorial works.
Del Rio (Tex.)--Pictorial works.
Eagle Pass (Tex.)--Pictorial works.
Edinburg (Tex.)--Pictorial works.
Elgin (Tex.)--Pictorial works.
El Paso (Tex.)--Pictorial works.
Falfurrias (Tex.)--Pictorial works.
Fredericksburg (Tex.)--Pictorial works.
Fort Worth (Tex.)--Pictorial works.
Galveston (Tex.)--Pictorial works.
Happy (Tex.)--Pictorial works.
Harlingen (Tex.)--Pictorial works.
Hereford (Tex.)--Pictorial works.
Hondo (Tex.)--Pictorial works.
Houston (Tex.)--Pictorial works.
Killeen (Tex.)--Pictorial works.
Laredo (Tex.)--Pictorial works.
Lubbock (Tex.)--Pictorial works.
McAllen (Tex.)--Pictorial works.
San Antonio (Tex.)--Pictorial works.
San Juan (Tex.)--Pictorial works.
Seguin (Tex.)--Pictorial works.
Tyler (Tex.)--Pictorial works.
Wildorado (Tex.)--Pictorial works.
Document Types:
Color slides--Agriculture--Texas--1966-1998, undated.

Function:

Dcoumenting agriculture.

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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 Department of Agriculture, Insurance, Statistics and History, Records, 1856, 1880-1998, 35 cubic ft.
Texas Legislature, House of Representatives, Committee on Agriculture and Livestock, Records, 1973-1984, 5 cubic ft. [Restricted]
Texas Governor’s Task Force on Agricultural Development, Records, 1988-1989, 0.47 cubic ft.
Dolph Briscoe Center for American History
Jesse Herrera Photograph Collection, 1990, 1993, fractional.

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Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

(Identify the item and cite the series), Texas Dept. of Agriculture slide collection. Archives and Information Services Division, Texas State Library and Archives Commission.

Accession Information

Accession number: 2011/139

These records were transferred to the Archives and Information Services Division of the Texas State Library and Archives Commission by the Texas Department of Agriculture on December 22, 2010.

Processing Information

The collection was physically and intellectually arranged by Chloe Edwards, student volunteer, from December 2011-February 2012 to facilitate access.

Appraisal Information

These records were appraised and determined to be archival in November 2011.

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Detailed Description of the Records

 

Texas agriculture, 1966-1996, undated,
7.55 cubic ft.

The Texas Department of Agriculture (TDA) slide collection is a visual record of the agency’s regulatory and marketing responsibilities, which include monitoring and controlling destructive insects, plant diseases, and the sale and use of pesticides and herbicides; maintaining seed quality and the accuracy of commercial weights and measures; promoting Texas agricultural products in local, national and international markets; and supporting Texas agricultural development. This series contains slides depicting Texas livestock, poultry, aquaculture and beekeeping, the cultivation and harvesting of crops, produce, vinyards and natural fibers, implementations of sustainable agriculture, activities related to TDA's regulatory responsibilities, and the impact of destructive insect species and extreme weather such as drought and hurricanes on Texas agriculture, dating 1966-1996, undated.
Organization
These records are organized in nine topical subseries in descending alphabetical order by a State Archives student volunteer. The records are roughly chronological within each group. The groups consist of:
  • Aquaculture and beekeeping, 1984-1990, 0.25 cubic ft.
  • Crops, produce and viticulture, 1966-1996, undated, 2.5 cubic ft.
  • Destructive insects, 1989-1991, undated, fractional
  • Fibers and textiles, 1972-1995, 0.25 cubic ft.
  • Plants and horticulture, 1978-1979, 1982, 1984-1993, 1996, undated, 1.5 cubic ft.
  • Ranching, livestock and poultry, 1974-1996, undated, 2.25 cubic ft.
  • Regulation and advocacy, 1974-1991, 1994, 1996, undated, 2 cubic ft
  • Sustainable agriculture, 1984-1986, 1989-1991, undated, 0.5 cubic ft.
  • Weather patterns, 1972, 1977-1995, undated, 0.25 cubic ft.
Preferred Citation
(Identify the item, cite the subseries), Texas agriculture, Texas Deptartment of Agriculture slide collection. Archives and Information Services Division, Texas State Library and Archives Commission.
Aquaculture and beekeeping, 1984-1990,
0.25 cubic ft.
This subseries contains slides depicting breeds of farmed fish and beehives, dating 1984-1990.
Box
2011/139-1 Aquaculture--'prime reds,' 1984-1985, 1990
Catfish, 1985-1986
[2 folders]
Honeybees, 1986-1987
[3 folders]
Aquaculture--tilapia, 1986, 1988-1990
Tilapia, 1988
Aquaculture--Danbury fish farm, 1988-1990
Aquaculture--prime reds, 1990
Crops, produce and viticulture, 1966-1996, undated,
2.5 cubic ft.
This subseries contains slides depicting grain crops such as wheat, sorghum and barley, fruits and vegetables being grown and picked, vineyards, wine coolers and grapes, and the harvesting activities surrounding those crops, dating 1966-1996, undated.
Box
2011/139-1 Oranges, 1966, 1975
Rice, 1967-1985
[4 folders]
Carrots, 1969, 1975, 1983-1984
Watermelon, 1972
Produce, 1972, 1983
Box
2011/139-2 Wheat harvesting, 1975, 1977, 1983
[2 folders]
Peanuts, Muleshoe, Texas, 1975, 1982, 1989
[2 folders]
Peanuts, Deleon, Texas, 1975-1986, 1979, 1982, 1984, 1990
Citrus, March 1977
[2 folders]
Mushrooms, 1977, 1990
Peach blossoms, 1978
Lettuce, 1978, 1984-1985, 1987
Grain warehouse, 1979
Pecans, 1979, 1987, 1991
Crop harvesting maize, 1979, 1981, 1983, 1995-1996
[2 folders]
Cabbages, 1980, 1984, 1987
Citrus, November 1980,
Box
2011/139-3 Watermelon stacks, eating, trailer, Jim Hightower, 1981, 1984
Wine casks, 1981, 1988
Cantaloupes, 1981, 1991
Miscellaneous-soybeans, 1982
Nuts, 1982
Grape disease, 1983-1985
Various vineyards, 1983-1985
Hot chili peppers, 1983, 1985, 1987
[2 folders]
Grain, 1983, 1986
Dead citrus trees, 1984
Cantaloupe, 1984
Pheasant Ridge, Cox vineyard, 1984
Llano Estacado wine--Lubbock, 1984-1986
Cypress Valley Winery, 1984, 1988
Fall Creek Vineyard, 1984, 1988
Peaches, Fredricksburg, 1985-1985
Corn, 1984-1985, 1987
Irrigation, rice, 1985
Corn, 1985
Citrus seedlings, Mission, Texas, 1985
Box
2011/139-4 Blooming fruit trees, 1985
Allred Farm--sugarbeets, 1985
Citrus recovery, 1985
Proctor Farms, Dilley, Texas, 1985
Peach processing, 1985
Burg's Corner, 1985
Stonewall Peach Festival, 1985
Ambrosia Orchards--Chicota, 1985
Onions, 1985
Orange trees--Harlingen, Texas, 1985
Okra, 1985
Watermelon--Hempstead, Texas,
Corn, 1985
Grapefruit, Texas citrus exchange, 1985
[2 folders]
Bill Cleavinger, 1985
Grapefruit, Texas sweet citrus, 1985
[2 folders]
Berries, 1985-1986, 1988-1991
Wheat, 1985, 1987
[2 folders]
Grain milling, 1985-1986
Rice irrigation, 1985, 1987
Sugarbeets, 1986
Box
2011/139-5 Plantation Pines--Kent and Juanita Wiggins, 1986
Jalapeño peppers, 1986
Life sprouts, 1986
Packing plant, grapefruit juice, 1986
Wine coolers, 1987
Oriental vegetable/Bok Choy/beans, 1987
Barley, 1987
[2 folders]
World premier, Texas Red Rio grapefruit, 1987
Pinto beans, 1987-1988
[2 folders]
Plantation Pines--Kassia Karr, 1988
Lake County Orchards--Mineola, 1988
Certified organic sign, produce, 1988, 1992
Sugar cane, 1989
Kenneth Hoffman farm, 1989
Bean sprouts, 1989
[2 folders]
Messina Hof Winery, 1989
Box
2011/139-6 Preston Trail Winery, 1990
Organic farms, F.W. Union, 1990
Marburger Orchards, 1990
Rampage Farm, 1990
[2 folders]
Chavez Farms, 1991
Miscellaneous--pecans, 1991
Miscellaneous--fruit, 1992
Prepared oranges, 1992
Organic farm, K. Matthews, Uppers Cove, 1993
Berries for photo display, 1994
[2 folders]
Granite Hills Vineyard, 1994
Sliced oranges, 1994
Sliced grapefruit, 1995
Grain harvesting, 1996
Peach trees in full bloom, undated
Citrus duplicates, undated
Estancia Dos Rocas, undated
Peanut plants, undated
[2x3 negatives]
Oranges, undated
[2x3 negatives]
Jalapeños, pickles, cucumbers, undated
Destructive insects, 1989-1991, undated,
fractional
This subseries contains slides depicting ragworm, cotton boll weevils, webworm, and other destructive insects, dating 1989-1991, undated.
Box
2011/139-6 Various insects, 1989
C&T, 1990-1991
Various plants and insects, undated
Fibers and textiles, 1972-1995,
0.25 cubic ft.
This subseries contains slides depicting cotton, wool and hemp and the harvesting and spinning thereof, dating 1972-1995.
Box
2011/139-7 Cotton, 1972-1995
Cotton, 1975, 1979, 1985, 1987
[2 folders]
Giles Ranch, 1986
Ag Dev Cotton, 1990
Plants and horticulture, 1978-1979, 1982, 1984-1993, 1995-1996, undated,
1.5 cubic ft.
This subseries contains slides depicting non-edible cultivated plants, including flowers and native plants, and nurseries, dating 1978-1979, 1982, 1984-1993, 1995-1996, undated.
Box
2011/139-7 Greenhouse, 1978
Plants, greenhouse, 1978, 1982, 1984-1986
[2 folders]
Christmas tree, 1979
Miscellaneous plant sprouts, 1982
Trade show, 1984
Native plants, 1984, 1987, 1995-1996
Sunflowers, 1985, 1989, 1991
Ron-pro Farms, 1985
[2 folders]
Christmas trees, 1985-1986, 1988-1989
Native plants--Stephen F. Austin building, 1986, 1988
Native Son Nursery, 1986
Milberger Turf Farm, 1986
Aldridge Nursery, 1986
Box
2011/139-8 Lone Star Growers, 1986
Powell Plant Farm, 1986
Ellison Greenhouse, 1986
Rio Grande Nursery, 1987
Tejas Growers, 1987
Richardson Seed Farm, 1987
Greenhouse/plant farms, 1987-1988, 1992-1993, 1996
[3 folders]
Rio Grande Nursery, 1988
Tyler Rose Garden, 1989
San Antonio Botanical Gardens, 1989
Sunflowers--Plainview, 1989
Hydroponic greenhouse, 1990
Wildflower Research Center, 1990
Peerless Farms, 1990
Plants, pond, weeds, 1990-1993
Pond, plants--San Marcos, 1991
[Folder 1 of 2]
Box
2011/139-9 Pond, plants--San Marcos, 1991
[Folder 2 of 2]
Nursery, undated
[2x3 negatives]
Neal Robinson wholesale nursery, undated
Ranching, livestock and poultry, 1974-1996, undated,
2.25 cubic ft.
This series contains slides depicting cattle and cattle breeds, dairy products, horses and mules, chickens, turkeys, ostriches, eggs, sheep and goats, dating 1974-1996, undated.
Box
2011/139-9 Feed lots, 1974-1987
Turkeys in feed barn, 1974, 1989
Cattle--Brown Swiss, Chianina, 1975-1976
Hereford cattle roundup, 1975-1976
Collecting sperm/eggs, embryo transfer, 1976
[2 folders]
Red Angus, 1976
Cattle breeds, 1976-1996
[2 folders]
Artificial insemination containers, 1976, 1979, 1986
Black Angus, 1976, 1990
Cattle, Hereford and Brahman, 1978
Guard dogs, 1979
Vet with dog and cow, 1979
Sheep, 1981
Turkey, 1981
Longhorns, 1981
Horses, 1981-1982
Egg processing--racks of eggs, 1982
Chickens not in cages, 1982
Chickens in cages, 1982
Turkey, Elgin, 1983
Box
2011/139-10 Poultry in cages, 1983
Cattle branding, 1984
Chickens in a coop, ducks, 1984, 1990
Egg processing, Sheffield processors, 1985
Koch Ranch, 1985
Lester Brothers Chicken, 1985
Broken eggs, 1985
Livestock auction, 1985
Auction, 1985
Stables, 1985
Bradley 3BR, 1985-1986, 1988
Livestock show, animals, 1984, 1986, 1993
[2 folders]
CW Bar Ranch, 1986
Wild turkey, 1986
Cattle in field, 1986
Guard dogs--Great Pyrenees, Kelly Ranch, Burnet, Texas, 1986
Kelly Ranch, 1986
Horses, 1986, 1988-1989
Guard dogs, 1986-1990
Buffalo, 1987
Buffalo, 1987
[3 folders]
Box
2011/139-11 Guard dogs--Great Pyrenees, 1987
[2 folders]
Exotic game--women in office, 1987
Texas wild game coop mobile processing factory, 1987
Texas wild game slaughter facility, 1987
Texas wild game slaughterhouse and man in pasture, 1987
Pasture with high fences, 1987
Exotic game--hanging meat, 1987
Exotic game--man with boar head and deer pelts, 1987
Exotic game in field, 1987
Exotic game, men in truck and gold carts, 1987
Man herding cattle, 1987
Summerour Ranch, 1987
Exotic game, 1987
Guard dogs--Anatolian shepherds, Ebeling Ranch, Marble Falls, 1988
Guard dogs, 1988
[2 folders]
Camel, 2nd US Dragoons, 1988
Box
2011/139-12 Ranching operations--E. and F. Winters, 1988
Bill Braley--B3R, 1988
Turkeys, 1988
Guard dogs--Great Pyrenees, Buckholz Ranch, Dripping Springs, 1988
Sheep, 1989
[2 folders]
Guard mules, 1989
[2 folders]
Fallow deer--Hondo, Texas, 1989
[2 folders]
Guard dogs--Komondor, Killeen, Texas, 1989
Rodriguez Ranch, 1990
Shadden Ranch, 1990
Guard dogs--Komondor, Killeen, 1990
[2 folders]
Box
2011/139-13 Guard dogs, duplicates, 1990
Cattle, pens, 1991
HRM, 1992
Miscellaneous cattle, 1993
Sheep, 1994
Cattle--calves, 1995
King Ranch, 1995
Eggs--embryo, undated
Egg processing factory, undated
Basket of eggs, undated
Exotic game--pheasant hunt, undated
Helicopter cattle round-up, undated
Rancher, Black Angus, undated
Eggs, undated
Cattle in pasture with cactus, undated
[2x3 negative]
Sheep, undated
[2x3 negative]
Cattle--artificial insemination, undated
Ostrich, undated
Baby chicks, undated
Exotic game--miscellaneous, undated
Regulation and advocacy, 1974-1991, 1994, 1996 undated,
2 cubic ft.
This subseries contains slides depicting activities such as pesticide spraying, inspections, and education sessions, meat inspections, scale and petroleum testing, and other official regulatory activities of the TDA, dating 1974-1991, 1994, 1996 undated.
Box
2011/139-13 Laboratory, 1974-1984
Grasshopper control, 1977
Fire ants, 1981-1991
Seed labs/processing, 1982-1990
[Folders 1-2 of 5]
Box
2011/139-14 Seed labs/processing, 1982-1990
[Folders 3-5 of 5]
Safety, 1983
Dead tree, 1984
Foliage damage, 1984
Miscellaneous--tanker emptying contents in pond, 1984
Harvesting crops, 1984-1985
Farm workers, 1984-1990
TDA inspections, 1975, 1981, 1984, 1987
[5 folders]
Inspection of seed/pesticides, 1984, 1987
Box
2011/139-15 Ag workers/pesticides 1984, 1987-1988
[11 folders]
Terra-gator, 1985
Box
2011/139-16 Various plants, 1985
Various plants, 1989
[3 folders]
Nuclear Waste Task Force, 1986
Grocery store meat market--scales, 1986, 1989
Roadside inspections, 1986, 1990
[2 folders]
Pesticides--workers filling ground rig application tank, 1986
Pesticides--application around a house, 1986
Pesticides--truck spraying, 1986
Testing of petroleum, 1987, 1989
[2 folders]
Box
2011/139-17 Eggs, 1986-1987, 1989
[2 folders]
Empty pesticide containers, 1987-1988
RTK Nursery, 1987, 1990, 1992
Scale inspection, gasoline testing, 1989
Toxic waste disposal, 1989
Bad grapefruit investigation, 1989
Chemical storage, 1990
Chemicals, 1991
[2 folders]
Inspections--Lubbock, 1984, 1986, 1991, 1994, 1996
[Folders 1-5 of 8]
Box
2011/139-18 Inspections--Lubbock, 1984, 1986, 1991, 1994, 1996
[Folders 6-8 of 8]
Border inspection, undated
Inspection of farm spraying machinery, undated
Miscellaneous pesticide poster, undated
Miscellaneous pesticide worker, undated
Border animal health inspection, undated
Sustainable agriculture, 1984-1986, 1989-1991, undated,
0.5 cubic ft.
This subseries contains slides depicting solar ponds, windmills and wind turbines, and recycling, dating 1984-1986, 1989-1991, undated.
Box
2011/139-18 Wind turbine, 1984
Solar pond, 1985
Wind generation, 1986
Biofac--Mathis, Texas, 1989
Wes Watkins Center, Ag Research, 1990
Sustainable Agriculture--various locations, 1990
Ralph Diller, 1990
D.J. Moses, 1990
Sylvester Farm--Plainview, 1990
Box
2011/139-19 Sylvester Farm, 1990
Kerr Center, 1990
Watkins Center, 1990
Winrock International, 1990
Sears Farm, 1990
Giddings seed lab, 1990
Eco-conference, 1990
EOSC/USDA (Eastern Oklahoma State College/United States Department of Agriculture)--horticulture research, 1990
Texas A&M at Weslaco, 1990
Sustainable agriculture--heifer project, 1990
Sustainable agriculture--Denis Holbroke, 1990
Fire ant workshop, 1990
Recycling of plastic pesticide containers, 1991
Miscellaneous--alcohol technology, undated
Weather patterns, 1972, 1977-1995, undated,
0.25 cubic ft.
This subseries contains slides depicting the effects of drought, snow, ice, rain, flood and hurricanes on Texas agriculture, dating 1972, 1977-1995, undated.
Box
2011/139-19 San Antonio, 1972, 1985, undated
Citrus, 1977-1995
Drought, 1980
Hurricane Allen, 1980
Citrus--Hurricane Allen, 1980
Citrus--freeze damage, 1982
Snow--Travis County, 1985
Ice on trees, 1985
Drought, 1988
McAllen unemployment office post-freeze, 1989
Freeze damage--Harlingen, 1989
Damaged nursery stock--Harlingen, 1990
Freeze damage--citrus orchard, Rio Grande Valley, 1990
Snow in field, undated
Tornado damage--poultry, undated
Flood, undated

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Texas life and culture, 1972-1998, undated,
4 cubic ft.

The Texas Department of Agriculture (TDA) slide collection is a visual record of the agency’s regulatory and marketing responsibilities, which include monitoring and controlling destructive insects, plant diseases, and the sale and use of pesticides and herbicides; maintaining seed quality and the accuracy of commercial weights and measures; promoting Texas agricultural products in local, national and international markets; and supporting Texas agricultural development. This series contains slides depicting various aspects of life in Texas cities, small towns and farms, state fairs and festivals, cultural outreach initiatives outside Texas, universities, crafts, food, Native American life, and Texas' natural scenery, dating 1972-1998, undated.
Organization
These records are organized in nine topical subseries in descending alphabetical order by a State Archives student volunteer. The records are roughly chronological within each group. The subseries are:
  • City life, 1972-1993, undated, 0.5 cubic ft.
  • Crafts, 1987-1990, 0.15 cubic ft.
  • Fairs and festivals, 1980-1988, 1990-1991, 0.25 cubic ft.
  • Farm and rural life, 1972-1990, 1995, undated, 1.25 cubic ft.
  • Fashion,1985, 1988-1989, 1992, 1994-1998, 0.5 cubic ft.
  • Food, 1984-1990, 1993-1996, undated, 0.5 cubic ft.
  • National and international outreach, 1980, 1984-1990, 1992-1993, 1.5 cubic ft.
  • Native American life, 1987, 1993, fractional
  • Natural scenery, 1972-1987, 1990, undated, 0.5 cubic ft.
  • Universities, 1976, 1986, fractional
Preferred citation
(Identify the item and cite the subseries), Texas life and culture, Texas Deptartment of Agriculture slide collection. Archives and Information Services Division, Texas State Library and Archives Commission.
City life, 1972-1993, undated
0.5 cubic ft.
'This subseries contains slides depicting various Texas cities, including San Antonio, Houston and Austin, and the State Capitol, dating 1972-1993, undated.
Box
2011/139-19 Capitol building, 1972-1985
Corpus Christi, 1976
Box
2011/139-20 El Paso, 1976
Caroling/people in chambers, 1977, 1992
Capitol building, 1980-1981, 1983
Capitol building at night, 1984
Air balloon and Capitol, 1985
Capitol dome at night, 1985
Fireworks, Austin, 1985
Capitol at dawn/fog, 1986
Texas Monthly offices, 1987
Capitol view from air balloon, 1987
Houston, Texas, 1988
Dallas World Trade Center, 1988
AFL-CIO Houston, packing food donation bags, 1989
Construction--La Villa, 1989
Construction--greenhouse, 1989
Various graphics and signs, 1990
Cotton, State Capitol, 1991
Miscellaneous--Dewey Compton, broadcaster, 1992
House deck, 1993
Miscellaneous--city buildings, undated
Celebration with Texas band, undated
Capitol, view from the street, undated
Crafts, 1987-1990,
0.15 cubic ft.
This subseries contains slides depicting crafts such as mohair weaving, knife making and quilting, dating 1987-1990.
Box
2011/139-20 Crafts--Mason, Texas, 1987
Texas Country Crafted press conference, 1987
Country Crafted Texas, 1987
Christmas made in Texas, 1987
Dallas, crafts, 1988
Xmas Made in Texas, 1988
Pioneer Farm, Austin, 1989
Pioneer Farms, 1989
Texas Country Crafts Infomart, 1990
Summerfest, 1990
Fairs and festivals, 1980-1988, 1990-1991,
0.25 cubic ft.
This subseries contains slides depicting the State Fair, XIT Rodeo, Dallas Artfest, and other regional festivals, dating 1980-1988, 1990-1991.
Box
2011/139-21 State Fair, 1980
Gillespie County Peach Queen, 1981
State Fair, 1981
State Fair--winners, jellies and jams, 1982
Artfest, 1983
State Fair, 1983
State Fair--wine competition, 1983
State Fair, 1984
State Fair, 1985
[2 folders]
Food festival, 1985-1986, 1988
Ag Day, 1986, 1988
State Fair 1987--Texas Beekeeper Association, 1987
XIT Rodeo and Reunion, 1990
[4 folders]
State Fair, 1991
Farm and rural life, 1972-1990, 1995, undated,
1.25 cubic ft.
This subseries contains slides depicting small towns and their architecture and farming life, dating 1972-1990, 1995, undated.
Box
2011/139-21 Farming operations, 1972-1987
Miscellaneous rodeo, 1974
Box
2011/139-22 People and groups in agriculture, miscellaneous, 1974-1975, 1977-1978, 1980-1984, 1986, 1990
[2 folders]
People and groups in agriculture, 1975-1984
Shoeing a horse, 1975
Geneva Owens, 1981
Oak Hill, Texas, 1981
Miscellaneous, looking at plants in field, 1982
Farm machinery, 1982, 1988
Farmers, 1983
Post office, 1983
Mayor, Prairie View A&M professor, 1983
Crockett, Texas, 1983
Gonzales, Texas, 1983
Edinburg, 1983
South Texas, 1983
San Juan, Texas, 1983
Livestock shows, 1983-1984
Quilts--Ed and Lilly Latson, 1984
Cattle, 1984
Miscellaneous, dairy cattle, 1984
Miscellaneous, people talking, 1984
Farm workers, 1984, 1987, 1990
FFA livestock show, 1984, 1986, 1988
Colonia, Starr County, 1985, 1990
Horse, 1985
Farmers, cattle, 1985
Austin, 1985
Windmill, 1985
Whitey Thompson, 1985
Box
2011/139-23 Hondo, Texas, 1986
Cattle herd in pasture, 1986
Amarillo, Texas, 1986
Comfort, Texas, 1986
Miscellaneous, man sitting on fireplace, 1986
Tyler, Texas, 1986
La Villa, Texas, 1986
Tacosta, Texas, 1986
Red River Farm Trail, 1987
Colonia, 1987
Mason, Texas, 1987
J.B. Mobley, 1988
Elgin, Texas, 1988
San Antonio livestock show, 1988
New Waverly, Texas, 1988
Hardcastle Farm, 1988
Marcus Newsome--black farmer, 1989
Marcus Newsome, 1989
Heavy machinery--plants, 1990
[3 folders]
Signage, 1995
Miscellaneous, livestock sign, 1995
Seguin, Texas, undated
Miscellaneous Texas scenes, undated
Miscellaneous Lubbock sunsets, undated
Windmill, loghouse, undated
McEntire Ranch, undated
Box
2011/139-24 Horseshoes, rosebushes, undated
La Grange, Texas, undated
Airplane fueling, undated
Miscellaneous, helicopter, undated
Plowed field, undated
[2x3 negatives]
Fashion, 1985, 1988-1989, 1992, 1994-1998,
0.5 cubic ft.
This subseries contains slides depicting San Antonio Fashion Week and Texan clothing companies, dating 1985, 1988-1989, 1992, 1994-1998.
Box
2011/139-24 San Angelo museum, natural fiber exhibit, 1985
Marge Culwell--Channing, Texas, 1988
Textile center, Lubbock, 1989
Texas fashion, 1992, 1994-1995, 1998
Naturally Texas, Barbie dolls, 1996
Lorraine Wardy, Co., 1996
Howard Wolfe, Inc., 1997
Focus Apparel Group, 1997
Painted Pony, San Antonio, 1998
Kalogridis International, 1997
Buckles--Larry Wooten, designer, 1997
Wraps--Dallas, 1997
Food, 1984-1990, 1993-1996, undated,
0.5 cubic ft.
This subseries contains slides depicting dishes prepared with Texas ingredients or by Texas chefs, dating 1984-1990, 1993-1996, undated.
Box
2011/139-25 Taste of Texas, various, 1984-1990
Taste of Texas, 1984, 1987-1988, 1995
[2 folders]
Shrimp boil, 1986
Texmati rice, 1986
Lubbock seafood boil, 1986
Inside of a restaurant, 1987
Taste of Texas, 1987
Taste of Texas pheasant cook-off and Lubbock shrimp boil, 1987
Chef Dean Fearing, 1987
Chef Stephen Pyles, 1987
Chef Tim Moynihan, Antoine Schaefers, 1987
Herbs, 1987, 1990
Pheasant cook-off--Amarillo, 1988
Chef Gottschalk, 1989
Antelope consomme meals, 1989
Prepared food, 1993-1995
Display of food, 1995
Box
2011/139-26 Governor's inaugural lunch at Capitol, 1995
A totally Texas menu at the governor's, 1995
Team Nutrition USDA, 1995
Food competition, 1996
Meals, undated
Food plates, undated
[2x3 negatives]
Toast to Texas, undated
National and international outreach, 1980, 1984-1990, 1992-1993, undated
1.5 cubic ft.
This subseries contains slides depicting Texan cultural outreach at festivals across the United States, as well as the activities of the Texas-Israel Exchange, dating 1980, 1984-1990, 1992-1992
Box
2011/139-26 Mexico, 1980
Taste of Texas--Boston, 1984
Taste of Texas--Chicago, 1984
[6 folders]
Box
2011/139-27 Taste of Texas--Chicago, 1985
M-Tec, Mexico City, 1985
Taste of Texas--Tampa, Florida, 1986
[3 folders]
Rotary club--Laredo, 1986
Erv Sandlin, 1986-1987
[2 folders]
Armadillo races, 1986-1987
Taste of Texas--New York City, 1987
Box
2011/139-28 Texas-Israel Exchange Project, 1987-1990
[5 folders]
International food shows, 1984, 1987, 1990
[2 folders]
Texas-Israel exchange, 1987-1990
[2 folders]
Texas-Israel exchange, 1988, 1990
[Folder 1 of 3]
Box
2011/139-29 Texas-Israel exchange, 1988, 1990
[Folders 2-3 of 3]
Taste of Texas--San Francisco, California, 1988
[3 folders]
Israel, 1992
Miscellaneous Israel trip, 1992
Native American life, 1987, 1993,
fractional
This subseries contains slides depicting life on the Tigua Indian Reservation in El Paso, dating 1987, 1993.
Box
2011/139-29 Tigua Indian tribe and reservation, 1987
Tigua Indian reservation, 1987
Girls dressed in native dress, 1993
Natural scenery, 1972-1987, 1990, undated
0.5 cubic ft.
Contains slides depicting unbuilt Texas and the Texas coast, dating 1972-1987, 1990, undated.
Box
2011/139-29 Coast, 1972-1985
Beach pier, 1972
Beach, 1975
Sunset Valley, 1982-1983
Sunsets, East Texas, 1982, 1985
South Texas, 1982, 1985
[2x3 negatives]
Central Texas, 1982, 1985
[2x3 negatives]
Box
2011/139-30 Panhandle, 1982, 1985
[2x3 negatives]
Shrimp boat, 1985
Pictographs, Paint Rock, 1985
Lighthouse, water, 1985
Sunset near Palestine, Texas, 1986
Airplane--D. Borley, 1987
Aerials--Trinity River, 1990
Windmills, undated
[2x3 negatives]
Bluebonnets, undated
[2x3 negatives]
Panhandle, undated
[2x3 negatives]
Texas scenery, undated
[2x3 negatives]
Central Texas, undated
[2x3 negatives]
Universities, 1976, 1986,
fractional
This subseries contains slides depicting Texan state educational institutions, dating 1976, 1986.
Box
2011/139-30 Pan-American University, 1976
Chemistry building, Texas A&M, 1986

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Texas business and infrastructure, 1967-1996, undated,
3.75 cubic ft.

The Texas Department of Agriculture (TDA) slide collection is a visual record of the agency’s regulatory and marketing responsibilities, which include monitoring and controlling destructive insects, plant diseases, and the sale and use of pesticides and herbicides; maintaining seed quality and the accuracy of commercial weights and measures; promoting Texas agricultural products in local, national and international markets; and supporting Texas agricultural development. This series contains slides depicting Texas small businesses and manufacturing and Texas infrastructure, dating 1967-1996, undated.
Organization
These items are organized in two topical subseries in descending alphabetical order by a State Archives student volunteer. The records are roughly chronological within each group. The subseries are:
  • Business, manufacturing and trade, 1967-1996, undated, 3.5 cubic ft.
  • Ports and infrastructure, 1976-1978, 1984-1985, 1987, 0.25 cubic ft.
Preferred citation
(Identify the item and cite the subseries), Texas business and infrastructure, Texas Department of Agriculture slide collection. Archives and Information Services Division, Texas State Library and Archives Commission.
Business, manufacturing and trade, 1967-1996, undated,
3.5 cubic ft.
This subseries contains slides depicting small businesses located across the state, manufacturing processes such as milling and meatpacking, and livestock export pens, dating 1967-1996, undated.
Box
2011/139-30 Beef processing, 1967, 1977, 1984
Dairy foods and production, 1968-1985
Eggs and drought, 1973-1985
Export pens, 1974-1994
Textile plants, 1975, 1981
Chianina cattle, Simmental bulls--Brownsville, 1975, 1981
Meat packing, 1976, 1985
Farmers market--miscellaneous, 1977
Wool, 1978
Exporting pens, 1978-1994
Box
2011/139-31 Grain elevators, 1978, 1984-1985
[2 folders]
Distribution warehouse produce, 1979
Leather, 1980
Farmers market, 1981, 1984, 1989
Falfurrias, Texas, 1983
Sheep at Houston International, 1983
Farmers market--Austin/Highland, 1984
Farmers market--Austin, Ft. Worth, San Antonio, 1984
Houston export pens--H. Foresman, TDA vet, 1984
Houston export pens--horses, Mexican buyer, 1984
Santa Gertrudis and Black Angus, 1984
Milk--Borden's, 1985
Tyler Meat Packing Co., 1985
Meat packaging, beef, 1985
Simmental cattle--Brownsville, 1985
Scouring plant, 1985
Box
2011/139-32 Farmers market--Cuero, Texas, 1985
Farmers market--Lufkin, Texas, 1985
Farmers market, San Antonio, 1985
[2 folders]
Farmers market--Tyler, Texas, 1985
Farmers market--Uvalde, Texas, 1985
Farmers market--Jacksonville, Texas, 1985
Famers market--Goliad, Texas, 1985
Farmers market--Edna, Texas, 1985
Farmers market--Lubbock/Brownwood, 1985
Farmers market--Amarillo, 1985
Famers market--Austin, 1985, 1987
[2 folders]
Aloe vera, 1985, 1989
Panhandle milling, Dawn Flour Mill, 1985-1988
[Folders 1-2 of 8]
Box
2011/139-33 Panhandle milling, Dawn Flour Mill, 1985-1988
[Folders 3-8 of 8]
Grocery stores, 1985-1989
[4 folders]
Life sprouts, 1986
Kroger--blueberries display, 1986
Box
2011/139-34 J Bar B Grocery--Waelden, Texas, 1986
Homestead Grist Mill, 1986
Artesia Waters, Rick Scoville, 1986
Yahoo Cake Company, 1986
Pek O'Wood, 1986
[2 folders]
Hell on the Red, Red Bough, 1986
Holly Sugar, 1986
Factory, electronics factory in Mexico, 1986
Laredo border, 1987
Export pens, transportation, 1987
[2 folders]
Box
2011/139-35 Houston air cargo--Brahmans to Thailand, 1987
Houston, air cargo, 1987
Rambouillet rams, 1987
[2 folders]
Hoyt Patterson, chili, 1988
Bradley 3 Ranch, 1988
Export pens--Del Rio, 1988
Organic beef, 1989
Rio Queen near Mission, 1989
Farmers market--Austin, 1989
Mexican cattle buyer, 1991
Signs and pens, sheep--Del Rio, 1993
Textile mill, Mission Valley Mills, 1994
Box
2011/139-36 Bimbi Leather, 1994
Sheep, goats, pigs--Del Rio, 1994
Export pens, transportation--Eagle Pass, 1994
[2 folders]
Holstein dairy cattle--Laredo, 1994
King Ranch store, 1995
Export pens--El Paso, 1996
Miscellaneous export locations, undated
[3 folders]
Box
2011/139-37 Livestock export facility, undated
Houston rabbits, undated
Sheep--Del Rio, undated
Pigs--Del Rio, undated
Cows--Eagle Pass, undated
Ports and infrastructure, 1976-1978, 1984-1985, 1987,
0.25 cubic ft.
This subseries contains slides depicting border crossing stations, transmission lines, and Texas ports, dating 1976-1978, 1984-1985, 1987.
Box
2011/139-37 Loading ships at docks, 1976-1978, 1984
[3 folders]
Transmission lines, 1984
Port of Houston, 1985
Border crossing, 1987

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Administration, 1981, 1984-1986, 1989, 1991, undated
0.5 cubic ft.

The Texas Department of Agriculture (TDA) slide collection is a visual record of the agency’s regulatory and marketing responsibilities, which include monitoring and controlling destructive insects, plant diseases, and the sale and use of pesticides and herbicides; maintaining seed quality and the accuracy of commercial weights and measures; promoting Texas agricultural products in local, national and international markets; and supporting Texas agricultural development. This series contains slides depicting TDA employees at work and agricultural commissioners Jim Hightower and Rick Perry conducting official ceremonial duties, dating 1981, 1984-1986, 1989, 1991, undated.
Arrangement
These items are arranged chronologically as recieved from the agency.
Preferred citation
(Identify the item), Administration, Texas Department of Agriculture slides. Archives and Information Services Division, Texas State Library and Archives Commission.
Box
2011/139-38 TDA employees, 1981, 1984
[2 folders]
Jim Hightower, 1984
Dawn Flour Mill, J. Hightower, 1985
J. Hightower--aquaculture, 1986
Kehaf, Monte Alto--J. Hightower, 1986
San Antonio district office, 1986
B3R County Meats opening, 1986
TDA Cinco de Mayo, 1989
Rick Perry, 1991
Rick Perry, undated

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Miscellaneous, 1968, 1972-1973, 1975-1978, 1980-1988, 1992-1993, 1995-1997, undated,
0.5 cubic ft.

The Texas Department of Agriculture (TDA) slide collection is a visual record of the agency’s regulatory and marketing responsibilities, which include monitoring and controlling destructive insects, plant diseases, and the sale and use of pesticides and herbicides; maintaining seed quality and the accuracy of commercial weights and measures; promoting Texas agricultural products in local, national and international markets; and supporting Texas agricultural development. This series contains all folders labeled as miscellaneous by the agency which were unable to be integrated into the larger collection due to the presence of multiple slide categories in single slide sheets or folders. Subjects include people eating and talking, mall interiors, cattle in pasture, space shuttle displays, fields of grain, and others, dating 1968, 1972-1973, 1975-1978, 1980-1988, 1992-1993, 1995-1996, undated.
Arrangement
These items are arranged roughly chronologically as received from the agency.
Preferred citation
(Identify the item), Miscellaneous, Texas Dept. of Agriculture slides. Archives and Information Services Division, Texas State Library and Archives Commission.
Box
2011/139-38 Miscellaneous, 1968, 1980, 1982-1984, 1986-1987, 1992-1993, 1996-1997
[4 folders]
Miscellaneous 2.1 and 2.2, 1972-1973, 1976, 1987, undated
[2 folders]
Miscellaneous 1.1 and 1.2, 1975, 1977-1978, 1980-1982, 1984-1985, 1987
[Folder 1 of 2]
Box
2011/139-39 Miscellaneous 1.1 and 1.2, 1975, 1977-1978, 1980-1982, 1984-1985, 1987
[Folder 2 of 2]
Box
2011/139-38 Miscellaneous, 1976, 1985, 1987, 1995
Baby hospital, 1983
Walt Disney, 1985
Greenhouse, 1985
Miscellaneous, 1985-1986, 1988, 1993
[2 folders]
People conversing, 1987
Dog races, 1987
Miscellaneous, undated
IPM--San Antonio, undated

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