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Overview

Biographical/Historical note

Scope and Contents note

Arrangement note

Restrictions

Index Terms

Related Material

Administrative Information

Description of Series

General Correspondence, 1986-1991

Subject Files, 1839-1994

Oral History, 1989


Texas General Land Office, Archives & Records

A Guide to the Jack Giberson Papers, 1834-1994



Overview

Creator: Giberson, Jack, Chief Clerk, 1919-2007
Creator: Texas. General Land Office.
Title: Jack Giberson Papers
Bulk Dates: Bulk, 1950-1991
Inclusive Dates: 1834-1995
Abstract: Jack Giberson (1919-2007), worked for the General Land Office for 41 years. During his career he served as Chief Clerk and First Deputy Land Commissioner. The Jack Giberson Papers include correspondence, memoranda, press releases, legal documents, legislation, administrative documents, maps, surveys, field notes, newspaper clippings, photographs, reports, and notes collected and created by Giberson during his employment at the Land Office.
Identification: JGP
Quantity: 13.46 Linear feet, (20 document boxes and 3 oversized boxes)
Location: OVR
Language: Materials are written in English.
Repository: Texas General Land Office, Archives & Records

Biographical/Historical note

Jack Giberson (1919- 2007) retired from the General Land Office after 41 years of service. Giberson was born in St. Louis, Missouri, and raised on a ranch near Alice, Texas. After earning a degree in Economics from The University of Texas, Giberson served in the United States Army Air Corps during World War II. He was discharged from the service as a first sergeant in 1946. After military service, Giberson returned to the University of Texas to study law and earned his law degree in 1949. In 1953, he joined the General Land Office as a closing attorney for the Veterans' Land Board. After a few years he was promoted to Chief Attorney of the Veterans' Land Section. In 1960, he became the Chief Clerk and First Deputy Land Commissioner, a position he held until he retired in 1994. He also served as Executive Secretary of the Veterans' Land Board. Giberson served under Land Commissioners Giles, Rudder, Allcorn, Sadler, Armstrong and Mauro. Key legal issues Giberson worked on during his career included the Tidelands controversy/submerged lands issue, and the question of Padre Island ownership.

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Scope and Contents note

The General Correspondence series contains correspondence in chronological order from the Office of the Chief Clerk, 1986-1991.

The Subject Files contain correspondence, memoranda, press releases, legal documents, legislation, administrative documents, maps, surveys, field notes, newspaper clippings, photographs, reports, and notes. The majority of the correspondence and memoranda in this series is third party with the bulk being to or from the GLO Commissioner. Legal documents consist of court documents including opinions, deeds, land grants, leases, and permits. Photographs include photographs and aerial photos of coastal areas.

The Oral Histories consist of two transcripts and two cassette tapes of oral history interviews of Jack Giberson conducted for the GLO oral history project in 1989.

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Arrangement note

The collection is arranged and described to folder level with the original titles of the files being kept unless otherwise noted with brackets. The contents of the files remain in their original order. Oversized items are separated into two oversized boxes. Separation sheets within the document boxes point to the oversized box location.
The Collection is divided into three series:
1. General Correspondence, 1986-1991
2. Subject Files, 1834-1995
3. Oral History, 1989

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Restrictions

Conditions Governing Access note

Unrestricted access.

Conditions Governing Use note

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.).

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Index Terms

Texas School Land Board.
Texas. General Land Office. Chief Clerk's Office.
Texas. Veterans' Land Board.
Aerial Photographs
Correspondence
Deeds
Field Notes
Financial records
Gulf Coast (Tex.)
Land Grants
Land Patents
Land Use Surveys
Legal documents
Legislative Documents
Maps
Mineral Rights-Texas
Navigation Districts (Texas)
Oil and Gas Leases-Texas
Permanent School Fund (Texas)
Photographs
Public Lands--Texas.
Reports
Submerged lands--Texas.
Three Marine League Line (Texas)
Three-mile Limit (Territorial waters)

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Related Material

Garry Mauro Collection (AR.23). Archives and Records Program, Texas General Land Office, Austin.

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Administrative Information

Preferred Citation note

Jack Giberson Papers (JGP). Archives and Records Program, Texas General Land Office, Austin.

Processing Information note

Processed by Wendy Thompson, March 2012. Addition processed by Daniel Alonzo, January 2013.

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Detailed Description of the Collection

 

General Correspondence, 1986-1991

Box Folder
19 1 General Correspondence, 1986
2 General Correspondence, 1987
3 General Correspondence, 1987
4 General Correspondence, 1988
5 General Correspondence, 1989
6 General Correspondence, 1989
Box Folder
20 1 General Correspondence, 1990
2 General Correspondence, 1991

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Subject Files, 1839-1994

Box Folder
1 1 8th Naval District Property Easement, 1950-1961, 1980
2-3 Arroyo Colorado Navigation district, 1960-1963
4 Big Bend National Park, 1941-1942
5 Bob Armstrong v. Edgar Rice, 1981
6-7 Brackenridge Hospital Tract, 1839, 1953, 1974-1983
8 Byron Simpson Contract Red River Survey, 1986
9 Calhoun County Hunting and Fishing Area House Bill 165, 1961-1974Proposed legislation would set aside public lands for public recreational use
10 Calhoun County Public Lands House Bill 515, 1959
Box Folder
2 1-3 Calhoun County Navigation District, 1957-1970
4-5 Chambers-Liberty County Navigation District Application, 1949- 1967
6 City of Port Arthur Application, 1966-1967
7-8 Clear Lake, 1957-1963
9-10 Colorado River, 1984-1994
Box Folder
3 1 Compressor site Cleanup, Freer, Texas, 1993
2 County Boundaries, Gulf of Mexico, 1954-1957
3 Darrell Shine Contract Canadian River Survey, 1986
Box Folder
4 4 [Donley County Application for School Lands], 1908-1912, 1965-1979
Box Folder
3 5-6 Duval Corporation v. Jerry Sadler, 1966
7-8 [Duval Corporation v. Jerry Sadler Exhibits], 1906-1927, 1950-1966
Box Folder
4 1-4 [Duval Corporation v. Jerry Sadler Exhibits], 1906-1927, 1950-1966
5 E.H. Brainard, II, et al. v. The State of Texas, et al., 1993
6 Brainard, et al. v. State [of Texas] (Canadian River) Oral Deposition of Jack Giberson (Copy), 1994
Box Folder
5 1 El Paso Lower Valley Water District, 1977, 1989-1993
2 Flato-Land Office Agreement Corpus Christi Bay, 1973
3 Green Lake, 1915, 1952
4-7 Guadalupe Mountains National Park (Culberson and Hudspeth Counties), 1964-1972
8 Harris County Houston Ship Channel Navigation District, 1964-1966
Box Folder
6 1-2 INEXCO-Laguna Madre, 1975-1976
3 Jackson County Navigation District, 1966
4 Jim Hogg County and Duval County Boundary Line, 1966
5 John Y. Mainer Survey, Rusk County, Rusk 3-478, M-40670 Claim Dispute, 1978-1982
6 Keith Lake (McFaddin) Donation, 1918, 1963-1969
7 Laguna Madre, 1867-1879, 1904-1906, 1948-1949
Box Folder
7 1 Laguna Madre Sun Oil Company v. Humble Oil and Refining Company, 1948-1950
2 LEG-2 Laguna Madre Lawsuit, 1974-1977
3-6 Legislation: Proposals, Bill tracking, opinions, 1974-1978
7 Leland Kee Brazos River Harbor Navigation District, 1985
Box Folder
8 1-3 Matagorda Island, 1834, 1928, 1942-1967
4 Matagorda Island House Bill 1045, 1959-1962
5-6 Matagorda Islands-research San Jose, 1844-1848, 1875-1882, 1942-1979
7 [Matagorda Island, Calhoun County], 1958-1969
8 Matagorda Island-Toddie Lee Wynne, 1973-1974
9 [McAllen Pavilion report developed by Schlosser Development], undated
Box Folder
9 1 Memoranda, 1895, 1959, 1973-1984
2 Milam County Oil Wells: Cass County, 1960
3 Milam County Oil Wells: Channel and Dock Corporations, 1960-1961
4 Milam County Oil Wells: Corpus Christi, 1961-1963
5 Milam County Oil Wells: Encroachment File, 1967
6 Milam County Oil Wells: Esperson Estate, 1961
7 Milam County Oil Wells: Filling in Submerged Land, 1960
8 Milam County Oil Wells: General File, 1961-1967
9 Milam County Oil Wells: Jefferson County John Bennett Survey, 1909, 1960-1962
10 Milam County Oil Wells: Milam County, 1960
11 Milam County Oil Wells: Nueces River Nueces County, 1951-1961
12 Milam County Oil Wells: Rio Grande Beach Matter, 1961
13 Milam County Oil Wells: Sabine Pass, 1961
14 Milam County Oil Wells: Sabine River, 1874-1875
15-16 Mustang Island Nueces County Navigation District, etc., 1945-1961
Box Folder
10 1-4 Mustang Island Nueces County Navigation District, etc., 1945-1961
5 Navigable Streams, 1965
6 Navigation District, 1957
7 Nelson Puett Culberson County, 1986-1987
Oversized Box
3 Newspaper Clippings, 1960-1995
Box Folder
10 8 Nike Defense, 1959
9 Nueces County Navigation District, 1962-1969
10 Ocean and Coastal Zone Management, 1991-1992
Box Folder
11 1-4 Oil and Gas Cases and etc., 1963-1989, 2006
5 Oil and Gas Leasing and Utilization, 1919, 1931-1947, 1966-1988
Box Folder
10 6 Padre Island Investment Corporation, 1967
Box Folder
11 7 [Padre Island National Seashore], 1938, 1960-1967
Box Folder
12 1-3 [Padre Island National Seashore], 1938, 1960-1967
4 Parker-Tarrant County Line, 1964-1965
5 Pelham Humphries, Final Judgment, 1990
6 Pelican Island, 1850-1872, 1884-1892, 1907-1977, 1989-1991
7 Penroc Oil Corporation v. The State of Texas, et al., ca 1971
Box Folder
13 1-2 Photos, Toddie Lee Wynne Levees Matagorda Island, 1875, 1948-1974
3 Power and Hewetson League 1 & 2, Calhoun and Aransas counties, 1967-1974
4 [Real Property Evaluation Reports by Texas Department of Public Safety], 1992
5 Red River, 1990
6 [Red River Boundary Commission], 1986-1991
7 Requested by A.G. (Respondent) [Sulphur Claims] 1966
8 Richard L. McLaren-Jeff Davis County, 1991
9 Sabine Lake House Bill 303, 1957
10 School Land Board, 1955-1963
Box Folder
14 1 Snake Island sold for $91, 1939-1940, 1952-1966
2-6 [State of Texas v. Duval County Ranch Company], 1955-1957
Box Folder
15 1 State School Evaluations for 70th Legislature, 1986
2 T.E. Jamison Jr.’s Original Title Opinion [Correspondence], 1991
3 T.E. Jamison Jr.’s Original Title Opinion Copy 1, 1991
4 T.E. Jamison Jr.’s Original Title Opinion Copy 2, 1991
5 T.E. Jamison Jr.’s Original Title Opinion Exhibits A & B Copy 1, 1924-1928
6 T.E. Jamison Jr.’s Original Title Opinion Exhibits A & B Copy 2, 1924-1928
7-8 T.E. Jamison Jr.’s Original Title Opinion Exhibit C Copy 1, 1876-1905,1940-1962
9-10 T.E. Jamison Jr.’s Original Title Opinion Exhibit C Copy 2, 1876-1905,1940-1962
11 T.E. Jamison Jr.’s Original Title Opinion Exhibits D & E Copy 1, 1926, 1964-1965
Box Folder
16 1 T.E. Jamison Jr.’s Original Title Opinion Exhibits D & E Copy 2, 1926, 1964-1965
2-3 Texas Real Estate-Oil and Gas Statutes Quick Reference Codes, ca 1981
4-5 Texas v. Louisiana Boundary Dispute, 1925-1937,1983
6-7 [Texas v. Louisiana Boundary Dispute Sabine Lake], 1840, 1915, 1931,1949-1959
Box Folder
17 1 [Texas v. Louisiana Boundary Dispute Sabine Lake], 1840, 1915, 1931,1949-1959
2-3 Three Marine League Line I, 1848, 1950-1981
4-6 [Three Marine League Line II], 1947-1969
7 [Three Marine League Line III], 1966-1968
Box Folder
18 1-2 [Three Marine League Line IV], 1967-1969
3 Tide Study for Tide Gauges on Texas Coast and in Bays, 1963
4 West Side Calhoun County Navigation District, 1961-1965
5 Whittle and Watts Medina County Lots, 1988
6-7 Yates Field Utilization Agreement Briefs, 1963-1976

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Oral History, 1989

Box Folder
18 8 Giberson Interviews, 1989
9 Giberson Interviews, Transcripts, 1989

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