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Overview

Agency History

Biographical Sketch

Scope and Contents of the Records

Organization of the Records

Restrictions

Index Terms

Related Material

Administrative Information

Description of Series

Correspondence, 1944-1951, undated,

Legislature, 1935-1953, bulk 1947-1953,

Administrative files, 1945-1953,

Projects, 1943-1947,

Organizations, 1929-1948, bulk about 1944-1948,

Correspondence and subject files of State Librarian's office, 1945-1952,

Microfilm, 1935-1950,

Texas State Library and Archives Commission

Texas Library and Historical Commission:

An Inventory of Texas Library and Historical Commission Chairman's Files at the Texas State Archives, 1929-1965, bulk 1944-1952, undated



Overview

Creator: Texas Library and Historical Commission
Title: Library and Historical Commission chairman's files
Dates: 1929-1965
Dates: bulk 1944-1952, undated
Abstract: These records chronicle the professional activities of Virginia Gambrell, particularly her administrative duties as chairman of the Texas Library and Historical Commission from 1949 to 1951. Records include correspondence, reports, minutes, printed materials, financial records, photographs, blueprints and audio recordings, dating from 1929 to 1965, with the bulk of materials ranging from 1944 to 1952.
Quantity: 5.84 cubic ft.
Language: These materials are written predominately in English.
Repository: Texas State Archives

Agency History

The Texas State Library began as the National Library of Texas in the 1830s. The modern history of the Texas State Library begins in 1909 with the creation of the Texas Library and Historical Commission. Its principle functions were to control and administer the Texas State Library and other state department records, to collect materials relating to the history of Texas, and to mark historic sites and secure their preservation (House Bill 142, 31st Texas Legislature, Regular Session). The Commission was composed of five members: the Superintendent of Public Instruction, the chairman of the University of Texas History Department and three public members appointed by the governor, with concurrence of the senate, for two-year terms. In 1919 (Senate Bill 88, 36th Legislature, 2nd Called Session), the composition of the Commission was changed to five public members appointed by the governor for six-year terms.

The Commission appointed the State Librarian and Director, who was charged with recording the Commission's proceedings and financial transactions, approving expenditures, and procuring and preserving state archival material. In 1953 (House Bill 762, 53rd Legislature, Regular Session), an extra member was added to the Commission, bringing the number up to six. In 1979 (House Bill 1429, 66th Legislature, Regular Session), the name of the commission was changed to the Texas State Library and Archives Commission (TSLAC).

An estimate of the Library's holdings in 1931 specified 88,800 bound volumes, 85,000 pamphlets, and 85,000 manuscripts.  During the Depression, there was little book buying or extension activity and salaries were reduced. Following World War II, there was a movement for expansion and increased budget requests. The Commission lobbied in the 1940s for the establishment of a separate building for the archives and library. Funds were acquired in 1957 and in 1961 the library moved to its current location at the Lorenzo de Zavala State Archives and Library Building.

(Sources include: finding aids for Texas State Library and Archives Commission records, 1857-1979, undated, and Texas State Library and Archives Commission meeting files, 1909-2005; and David B. Gracy II, The State Library and Archives of Texas: a history, 1835-1962, Austin: University of Texas Press, 2010.)

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Biographical Sketch

Virginia Leddy Gambrell, archivist and chair of the Texas Library and Archives Commission, was born in Greenville, Texas on August 7, 1910, the daughter of Charles A. Leddy and Anita B. Leddy (née Watson). Gambrell attended the University of Texas (B.A., 1933) and Southern Methodist University before becoming the archivist of the Dallas Historical Society in 1934. She married Herbert P. Gambrell in 1940. In 1948, she succeeded her husband as the director of the Hall of State at Fair Park in Dallas. She served on the board of the Texas Library and Historical Commission from 1944 to 1976 and was its chairman from 1949 to 1951. Gambrell and her husband co-wrote a book entitled A Pictorial History of Texas (1960). Gambrell died on March 14, 1978.

(Sources include: Rachel Romero, "Gambrell, Virginia Leddy,"Handbook of Texas Online, accessed February 26, 2013; and David B. Gracy II, The State Library and Archives of Texas: a history, 1835-1962, Austin: University of Texas Press, 2010.)

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Scope and Contents of the Records

The Texas Library and Historical Commission was empowered to control and administer the Texas State Library, to collect materials relating to the history of Texas and adjoining states, to publish manuscript archives, to spread knowledge in regard to the history of Texas, to mark historic sites and houses and secure their preservation, to aid in studying problems of legislation, to advise persons contemplating the establishment of public libraries, to conduct library institutes, to encourage library associations, to administer the records of the several state departments, and to ascertain and report to the governor the condition of all public libraries in Texas.

The Texas Library and Historical Commission chairman's files include correspondence, reports, minutes, printed materials, financial materials, photographs, blueprints, and audio recordings, dating from 1929 to 1965, with the bulk of materials ranging from 1944 to 1952. The files chronicle the activities of Virginia Gambrell, particularly as chairman of the Texas Library and Historical Commission (TLHC) from 1948 to 1951. Records document her administrative duties with the TLHC, as well as the Commission's efforts to appoint a State Librarian in 1945, lobbying efforts and planning for the creation of a special archives building, and the tracking of legislative acts impacting libraries and records management. Also featured are records pertaining to special projects and budget appropriations including the Lester-Noon Survey - a survey and assessment of records management practices in Texas.

There is a significant amount of correspondence between Gambrell and Dr. Philip C. Brooks (president of the Society of American Archivists) regarding his study of the Texas State Library and records management systems, State Librarians Francis H. Henshaw and Doris Connerly, and Louis W. Kemp (Commission member and President of the San Jacinto Museum of History Association). Other correspondents include John Gould and Fannie Wilcox.

The Correspondence, Legislature, Administrative files, Projects, and Organizations series were originally numbered 0 and 5-8 by the creator. The location of series 1 through 4, if they ever existed, is not known.

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.

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Organization of the Records

The records are organized into seven series:
Correspondence, 1944-1951, undated, 3.22 cubic ft.
Legislature, 1935-1953, bulk 1947-1953, 0.85 cubic ft.
Administrative files, 1945-1953, 0.7 cubic ft.
Projects, 1943-1947, 0.2 cubic ft.
Organizations, 1929-1948, bulk about 1944-1948, 0.25 cubic ft.
Correspondence and subject files of the State Librarian's office, 1945-1952, 0.6 cubic ft.
Microfilm, 1935-1950, 0.02 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. State records also include materials received by, not created by, state agencies. Copyright remains with the creator. The researcher is responsible for complying with U.S. Copyright Law (Title 17 U.S.C.).

Technical Requirements

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

Records contain information on transcription discs and wire recordings. Researchers wishing to access the discs should consult with the Archives' Preservation Officer and be aware that the archives does not currently own the equipment needed to access this information. The discs themselves may or may not still be readable.

Some blueprints may be too large to photocopy.

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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:
Brooks, Phillip Coolidge, 1906-1977.
Connerly, Doris, 1897-1987.
Gambrell, Virginia.
Gould, John, 1889-
Henshaw, Francis H. (Francis Harold), 1903-
Kemp, Louis Wiltz, 1881-1956.
Lester, Clarence Brown, 1877
Noon, Paul A. T. (Paul Aloysius Thomas), 1901-1971.
Wilcox, Fannie Miles, 1889-1986.
Corporate Names:
American Library Association.
Railroad Commission of Texas.
Southwestern Library Association.
State Bar of Texas.
Texas Federation of Women's Clubs.
Texas State Library. Archives Division.
Texas State Library and Archives Commission.
Texas Library Association.
Subjects:
Archives--Texas--History.
Libraries--Texas--History.
Records management--Texas--History.
Title
Austin American Statesman.
Document Types:
Administrative reports--Libraries--Texas--1945-1951.
Architectural drawings (visual works)--Libraries--Texas--1937-1950.
Brochures--Libraries--Texas--1929-1947.
Clippings (information artifacts)--Libraries--Texas--1946-1951.
Correspondence--Libraries--Texas--1944-1951.
Microfilms--Libraries--Texas--1949-1950
Minutes (Administrative records)--Libraries--Texas--1944-1951.
Photographs--Libraries--Texas--1945-1951.
Sound Recording--Libraries--Texas--1949-1952.
Functions:
Administering state records.
Advising public libraries.
Historic preservation.

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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 State Library and Archives Commission records, 1857-1979, undated, 40 linear ft.
Texas State Library and Archives Commission, Executive Office, Director and Librarian's records, 1939-1999, bulk 1962-1995, 39.56 cubic ft.
Texas State Library and Archives Commission meeting files, 1909-2005, 5.75 cubic ft.
Dolph Briscoe Center for American History
Philip C. Brooks report, 1946-1950, 1 volume
Southern Methodist University Archives, DeGolyer Library, Southern Methodist University
Herbert P. Gambrell papers, 1926-1981, 3 linear ft.
Publications
David B. Gracy II, The State Library and Archives of Texas: a history, 1835-1962, Austin: University of Texas Press, 2010.

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Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

(Identify the item and cite the series) Texas Library and Historical Commission chairman's files. Archives and Information Services Division, Texas State Library and Archives Commission.

Accession Information

Accession number: 1970/131

These records were transferred to the Archives Division of the Texas State Library and Historical Commission from the Director and Librarian's office on July 23, 1970.

Processing Information

Processing, DACS-compliant finding aid, and XML markup completed spring 2013 by Vanessa Attia and Shaun Stalzer of the University of Texas at Austin School of Information

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Detailed Description of the Records

 

Correspondence, 1944-1951, undated,
3.22 cubic ft.

The Texas Library and Historical Commission administered the state library and records of state departments, collected materials relating to Texas, marked historic sites and provided assistance to public libraries. This series contains a mixture of professional and personal correspondence of chairman Virginia Gambrell along with reports, manuals, clippings, photostats, photographs and approximately 36 SoundScriber transcription discs. Primary correspondents include Dr. Philip C. Brooks (1950-1952), Louis W. Kemp (1949-1951), John Gould (1944-1949), and Doris H. Connerly (1951, undated). Copies of Gambrell's replies are filed among the received letters chronologically at the item level. Resumes and correspondence related to the State Librarian applications from 1945 to 1946 are included.
Arrangement
These records are arranged in alphabetical order by major correspondent or subject. Groups of correspondents are sometimes aggregated in reverse chronological order.
These records were probably maintained by the agency in this order.
Preferred Citation
(Identify the item), Correspondence, Texas Library and Historical Commission chairman's files. Archives and Information Services Division, Texas State Library and Archives Commission.
Box
1970/131-1 All members, 1944-1949, 1965
[2 photos]
All members, 1949-1951
Board of Control, 1950
Gould, Heinsohn, Kemp, 1946, 1951
Commodore Perry Hotel/Stephen F. Austin Hotel, 1945, 1950-1951
Alexander, Judge James P., 1944-1945
Allen, Winnie, 1944-1946
Atkins, George - Cook Printing Company, undated
Attorney General – Price Daniel, 1950
Austin American, 1950
Austin American and Library Journal file, 1950
[2 folders]
Austin American Statesmen Library Journal, 1950
Baxendale, John, 1950-1951
Brayer, Dr. Herbert O., 1945
Bookkeeper – Smith, Mabel, 1944-1951
Box
1970/131-2 Brooks, inventory of letters, 1944-1946
Brooks, inventory of letters, 1946-1947
Brooks, inventory of letters, 1947-1950
Brooks, Dr. Philip C., 1948-1952
Brooks, Dr. Philip C., 1950-1952
[includes four undated 4-inch transcription discs]
Brooks - Records law revision, 1950-1951
Brooks - Contract, 1950
Brooks - R.A. technical, 1946-1951
Brooks Report release, 1951
Brooks budget, 1950-1953
Brooks Report, 1946-1951
Brooks Report, undated
Brooks original report, 1946
Brooks Texas visit, 1950
Brooks law by Connerly, second revision, 1947
Clarke and County, 1949-1951
Coney, Donald, 1944
Connerly, Doris, 1930-1948
Box
1970/131-3 Connerly, Doris, 1950
[includes three 4-inch transcription discs and twenty-two 6-inch transcription discs]
Connerly, Doris, 1950
Connerly, Doris, 1951
[2 folders]
Duniway, David, 1946-1951
Departments of the state of Texas, 1947-1951
State officials, 1950
Dunn, Roy Sylvan, 1950-1951
[includes one 4-inch transcription disc and four 6-inch transcription discs]
Evans, Luther H., 1943, 1950
Exemption tax forms, 1950s
Box
1970/131-4 Extra carbons made, 1952
Frazier, A.J. (Ms.), 1951
Goff, Frances, 1950
Gould, John, 1944
Gould, John, 1945
Gould, John, 1946
Gould, John, 1947
Gould, John, 1948
Gould, John, 1949
Griffenhaggen, the government of the state of Texas, 1933, 1950
[includes 2 wire recordings]
Grothaus, Julia, 1945-1946
Hawkins, Wallace, 1944-1951
Heinsohn, Dr. Edmund, 1945-1952
Henshaw-Brooks, 1952
Hobby, Laura Aline, 1945-1950
Howard, Paul, 1944-1945
Ibbotson, J.S., 1949-1950
Jones, Albert and Leddy, Charles, 1949-1951
Kemp, Virginia, 1947
Kemp, L.W., 1944
Kemp, L.W., 1945
Kemp, L.W., 1946
Kemp, L.W., 1947
Kemp, L.W., 1948
Kemp, L.W., 1949
Kemp, L.W., 1950-1951
[includes 1 photograph]
Box
1970/131-5 Lovell, James V., 1951
Latham, Sidney / Secretary of State, 1944
Lester, Clarence B., 1944
Library and Historical Commission prior to Mr. Henshaw's appointment and his appointment, April 14, 1944 - March 6, 1946
[2 folders; includes 2 photographs]
Library after Mr. Henshaw's appointment, especially the genesis of the Record Administration Act, February 23, 1946 - June 25, 1947
Library problems since enactment of Records Administration Act, July 14, 1947 - May 8, 1950
[2 folders]
Library Journal miscellaneous, 1950
[includes one 6-inch transcription disc]
Library Journal correspondence, 1950-1951
Melcher letter, extra copies, November 30, 1950
Morgan, John P., 1950-1952
Muse, 1951
National Archive group, about 1950
Noon, Paul A.T., 1944
Box
1970/131-6 Nye, Gerald P., 1949
People's Library Movement, 1938, 1945, undated
Radoff, Morris L., 1947, 1949-1950
Railroad Commission, 1950, undated
Reed, W.O.
[empty folder removed]
Rice, Miss Mary, 1945, 1950
Rogers, Helene, 1951
Rulings, 1950-1951, undated
Swift, James P. - Southwest Life Insurance Company, 1948, 1951
Scott, Florence J. - Texas Federation of Women Clubs, 1944-1945
Governor Allan Shivers, 1949-1951
Box
1970/131-14 Index of State Librarian applicants, 1945
Box
1970/131-6 State Librarian closed, 1945-1946:
H.E.B., Miss
Ballance, Paul S.
Banister, John R.
[includes 1 photograph]
Barrow, John Graves
Battell, Frederic C.
Black, Carl Monroe
Coolidge, Coit – American Library Association (ALA) recommendation reference
[empty folder removed]
Collins, Will H.
Curry, Arthur R.
Cutrer, Vernlyn
Dahl, Carl A.
[1 photo]
Elliott, Miss Bonnie
Franklin, Robert D.
Galvin, Hoyt Rees – ALA recommendation reference
[empty folder removed]
Gull, C.D.
Heiliger, Edward
Holleman, W. Roy
Howard, Paul
[empty folder removed]
Howe, Herbert L.
Howell, William F.
Ibbotson, Joseph Selwyn
[empty folder removed]
Kaiser, Walter Herbert – ALA recommendation reference
[empty folder removed]
Kellam, W.P.
Kemp, Morris
Kessler, David
Kilpatrick, Norman L.
Meade, Thomas A.
Mink, Arthur D.
Nixon, Arless B.
Rawlinson, Alfred
Rowe, Howard Marshall – ALA recommendation reference
[empty folder removed]
Sealock, Richard Burl – ALA recommendation reference
[empty folder removed]
Skelton, John T.
Smith, Xenophon P.
Sumner, Clarence W.
Tanner, Stanley J.
Box
1970/131-7 Veit, Fritz
Vitz, Carl
Williams, Marshall L.
Zimmerman, Lee F.
Annual meeting Texas Library Association, 1951
Texas Library Association, 1950
Texas Library Association, 1945-1951
Wells, Juanima, 1944-1946
Wilcox, Fannie M., 1944, 1945, 1950
Mrs. Wilson material on extension, 1950-1951
[includes one 6-inch transcription disc]
Winters, John H., 1950
Zuber, Mary N., 1951

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Legislature, 1935-1953, bulk 1947-1953,
0.85 cubic ft.

The Texas Library and Historical Commission administered the state library and records of state departments, collected materials relating to Texas, marked historic sites and provided assistance to public libraries. This series contains material regarding legislative bills about recordkeeping and library laws, including copies of bills, expenditure reports, correspondence, photostats, calendars of House bills and publicity clippings. Materials date 1935-1953, bulk dating about 1947 to 1953.
Arrangement
These records are arranged as received by the agency, in rough alphabetical order by subject.
Preferred Citation
(Identify the item), Legislature, Texas Library and Historical Commission chairman's files. Archives and Information Services Division, Texas State Library and Archives Commission.
Box
1970/131-7 Senate Concurrent Resolution 18, 1935
House Bill 259, 1951
Legislation affecting Commission, March 8, 1950
Commission unattended / Commission current, 1948-1951
Philadelphia city charter, 1951
Smither, Harriet, 1945-1950
Staff, 1950
[includes one 4-inch transcription disc]
Stevenson, Governor Coke, April, September 1944
Texas Legislative Council, 1948, 1950
Texas Federation of Women's Clubs Tidelands, November 1950
House Bill (HB) 546, 1951, undated
Congressional record proceedings and debates of the 80th Congress, 1947
Disposition of Illinois records, 1950
Freedom Train, document display damage publicity, December 1947
Publicity – legislation, March 1951
Publicity – clipping service, August-September 1951
Publicity – Texas records legislation data, October 1951
Publicity – Hardeman, March 1951
Publicity – Parkhouse, March-June 1951
Box
1970/131-8 Publicity, February-July 1951
Publicity, October 1950 and April, December 1951
Newspaper clippings, 1946-1950
Douglas bill, May-August 1946
Parkhouse bill - Senate Bill (SB) 192, 1950-1951
[includes one 6-inch transcription disc]
Rehabilitation bill, 1947, undated
HB 60 by Sherman, March-April 1951
Records Administration Division, 1947-1950
Records Administration Program records survey, 1949-1950
Library laws of Texas – HB 250 and legislation survey report, 1947, undated
Texas Library and Historical Commission, general, records administration, laws
Legislation on microfilm, 1951
Letters of appreciation to members of legislature, 1947
Legislative Budget Counsel boards, undated
Legislation – called session, 1950 1950
Legislative Budget Board, 1951-1953
Fifty-second Legislature, Regular Session, 1951
Legislative Budget Board – funds available (September 1, 1950 to August 31, 1951), 1950
Legislation sought, 1947
Texas 52nd Legislature – list of members – Director-State Official – House of Representatives roster, 1950-1951, undated
Legislature – roster, nominees, committee list, senate districts, 1939, 1944-1945, 1951, undated
Legislation: Texas State Library, 1939-1950, undated
Henshaw – legislation, 1947, undated
Legislation sought – HB 250, SB 143
[empty folder]
Box
1970/131-9 Legislature, 1947-1949
Texas Legislature, 1951
Library laws of Texas / government of state of TX / for Griffenhagen, 1942

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Administrative files, 1945-1953,
0.7 cubic ft.

The Texas Library and Historical Commission administered the state library and records of state departments, collected materials relating to Texas, marked historic sites and provided assistance to public libraries. This series contains correspondence, budget appropriation reports, financial records, surveys, monthly and yearly reports, an architecture report, handwritten notes, meeting minutes, a published brochure about microforms and some records regarding state librarian candidates. Materials date from 1945 to 1953.
Arrangement
These records are arranged as received by the agency, in rough alphabetical order by subject.
Preferred Citation
(Identify the item), Administrative files, Texas Library and Historical Commission chairman's files. Archives and Information Services Division, Texas State Library and Archives Commission.
Box
1970/131-9 Auditor and audit report, 1949-1950
Audit report – Texas State Library, August 31, 1945
Appropriations request, 1951-1953
Appropriations granted, 1949
Appropriations, State Board of Control budget estimates, 1951-1953
Draft biennial report, 1950, undated
Biennial report, 1944-1946, 1950-1951
Board of Control, 1951-1953
Biennial report, 1948-1950
No. 1, budget, appropriation requested, 1945-1951
No. 3, expenditure reports, 1949-1951
Gambrell survey, March 1950, 1949, undated
Monthly reports, State Librarian, 1945-1949
Dahl plan for state building, 1948
Functions of the archives of the State Library, undated
Long distance, 1950-1951, undated
Minutes, 1944-1950, undated
Committee meeting, survey report, March 13, 1950
Commission report, March 13, 1950
Austin meeting, September 24-26, 1950
Meeting, August 21, 1950
Southwestern Library Association / Gambrell, V.L. – San Antonio trip, November 8, 1950
Commission meeting, February 9, 1951
Commission meeting, November 19, 1945 and September 20-21, 1945
Commission meeting trip, August 8, 1949
Box
1970/131-10 Microfilming and survey, 1950
Objectives, summer 1944
Publications – State Library, undated
Commission – reappointment, 1944-1951
Renovations and reorganization, 1949-1951
[includes one 6-inch transcription disc]
Librarian, selection of: State Librarian selection material furnished Mr. Gould, May 19, 1951
Texas State Library imprints, 1939-1944, undated
Librarian, selection of: State Librarian selection material, closed, 1944-1945, undated
Librarian, selection of: State Librarian selection material furnished Mr. Gould, closed, 1945
State Library reimbursement master file, 1950
Supplies received, 1945, 1950
Texas Library Association reimbursement of State Librarian candidates, 1945, 1951
Box
1970/131-14 TLHC meeting ballot cards, 1950-1951, undated

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Projects, 1943-1947,
0.2 cubic ft.

The Texas Library and Historical Commission administered the state library and records of state departments, collected materials relating to Texas, marked historic sites and provided assistance to public libraries. This series consists of subject files regarding Texas Library and Historical Commission projects, dating 1943-1947. Records include correspondence, exhibit diagrams, proposals and printed material. Subjects covered include building expenses and contracts, a book fair, general publicity, library statistics and the Lester-Noon survey. The survey, formally titled the Report of a survey of the Texas State Library for the Texas Library and Historical Commission was authored by Clarence B. Lester and Paul A.T. Noon on behalf of the American Library Association and published in July 1940. The report provided an assessment and overview of state records management practices in Texas.
Arrangement
These records are arranged as received by the agency.
Preferred Citation
(Identify the item), Projects, Texas Library and Historical Commission chairman's files. Archives and Information Services Division, Texas State Library and Archives Commission.
Box
1970/131-10 Expense account forms, undated
December 30, 1946 Commission meeting, December 11, 1946
A Book Foundation for Texas, undated
Brochure – Illinois Library reserve file, May 1947
Book fair, September-November 1945
Building, November 2, 1943 and November 1944
Lester-Noon Survey, 1945
Lester-Noon Survey report, July 1940
Texas State Library – publicity, 1944
Library statistics, undated

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Organizations, 1929-1948, bulk about 1944-1948,
0.25 cubic ft.

The Texas Library and Historical Commission administered the state library and records of state departments, collected materials relating to Texas, marked historic sites and provided assistance to public libraries. Series contains conference proceedings, organization charts, surveys, correspondence, brochures, architectural drawings and blueprints related to professional library organizations and other library/archives buildings. Materials were likely gathered as research in anticipation of the legislature granting appropriations to build a separate Texas State Library. Materials date1929-1948, bulk dating about 1944 to 1948.
Arrangement
These records are arranged as received by the agency.
Preferred Citation
(Identify the item), Organizations, Texas Library and Historical Commission chairman's files. Archives and Information Services Division, Texas State Library and Archives Commission.
Box
1970/131-10 Texas Library Association, 1935-1948
American Library Association, 1939-1948
Box
1970/131-11 Other libraries, 1935-1948, bulk 1944
Miscellaneous, 1946

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Correspondence and subject files of State Librarian's office, 1945-1952,
0.6 cubic ft.

The Texas Library and Historical Commission administered the state library and records of state departments, collected materials relating to Texas, marked historic sites and provided assistance to public libraries. This series consists of material on professional organizations; correspondence with State Librarian Francis Henshaw and newspaper columnist John Gould, 1950-1952; printed material, clippings,and a transcript of Henshaw's resignation in 1950; and meeting minutes with enclosed correspondence. Materials date from 1945 to 1952.
Arrangement
These records are arranged as received by the agency.
Preferred Citation
(Identify the item), Correspondence and subject files of the State Librarian's office, Texas Library and Historical Commission chairman's files. Archives and Information Services Division, Texas State Library and Archives Commission.
Box
1970/131-11 Other states, 1943, 1949, undated
Parent-Teachers Association, 1943-1944
People's Library Movement, 1946
State Bar of Texas, 1944
Texas Federation of Women's Clubs, 1944
Henshaw resignation / publicity and transactions, 1950
Henshaw, Francis H., 1945-1946
Henshaw, Francis H., 1947
Henshaw, Francis H., 1948
Henshaw, Francis H., 1949
Henshaw, Francis H., 1950, undated
Gould, John, 1950-1952
Box
1970/131-12 Meeting minutes binder, 1945-1951
[2 folders]
Meeting, November 11, 1950
Records administration in Austin / Mrs. Gambrell to Austin, Texas March 18 and 19, 1951
For attention / tickler clippings, 1951
Carbons extra, 1950-1951
Carbons extra, miscellaneous, 1950-1951

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Microfilm, 1935-1950,
0.02 cubic ft.

The Texas Library and Historical Commission administered the state library and records of state departments, collected materials relating to Texas, marked historic sites and provided assistance to public libraries. This series contains two rolls of microfilm relating to various state agency records dating 1935 to 1950. The first roll contains various forms, reports, and statistics related to the following subjects: the Board of Insurance Commission, State Auditor, Banking Department, Board of Control, Commission for the Blind, Comptroller's Department, Education Department, Game, Fish and Oyster Commission, Highway Department, Insurance Commission (Casualty), Bureau of Labor Statistics, Liquor Control, Board of Pardons and Paroles, Railroad Commission, Road Indebtedness, Secretary of State, Teacher Retirement, Treasurer, Welfare Department, Veteran's Affairs Commission, State Treasury, Texas Technical College, Board of Hairdressers and Cosmetologists, and Vocational Education.
The second roll contains mostly requests for authorization to destroy public records from the aforementioned agencies, and also includes some of the records themselves (such as receipts, inventories, and order forms). The other half of this roll contains undated, handwritten spreadsheets outlining the costs of labor and equipment for microfilming the assets of the various state agencies.
Arrangement
These records are arranged as received by the agency.
Preferred Citation
(Identify the item), Microfilm, Texas Library and Historical Commission chairman's files. Archives and Information Services Division, Texas State Library and Archives Commission.
Box
1970/131-13 Survey reports, microfilm Recordak film records, 1948-1950
Filming cost records – short roll, microfilm, 1935-1950

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