Texas Archival Resources Online

TABLE OF CONTENTS


Overview

Administrative History

Scope and Contents of the Records

Arrangement

Restrictions

Index Terms

Separated Material

Administrative Information

Bibliography

Description of Series

Division Information 1986-1989

State Land Reports 1973-2003

Land Acquisition/Disposition 1977-1986

Publicity/Press 2009

House Land Study Committee 1960-1963

Oversized Separated Materials 1962


Texas General Land Office, Archives & Records

A Guide to the Asset Management Records, 1960-2009



Overview

Creator: Texas. General Land Office. Asset Management Division.
Title: Asset Management Records
Bulk Dates: Bulk, 1960-2003
Inclusive Dates: 1960-2009
Abstract: The Asset Management Division of the General Land Office was created in 1985 to manage the public lands of the state of Texas for the benefit of the Permanent School Fund. Asset Management Records consist of state land reports, meeting minutes, correspondence, publications, maps, pamphlets, land patents, and questionnaires.
Identification: AMR
Quantity: 4.67 Linear feet, (9 document boxes and 1 oversized box)
Location: OVR
Language of Materials Materials are written in English.
Repository: Texas General Land Office, Archives & Records

Administrative History

Before its creation in 1985, various state agencies performed the duties of the Asset Management Division of the General Land Office. In 1961, House Simple Resolution (HSR) No. 726, Acts of the 57th Legislature, created an interim House Land Study Committee, which was comprised of five State Representatives and the Land Commissioner (acting as an ex-officio member). The House Land Study Committee was created for the purpose of studying “all laws governing the sale and acquisition of rights and interest in State-owned lands or islands by companies, corporations or individuals;” upon completing its investigations, the committee would present a report to the Legislature which would include “recommendations for legislation, along with any information the Committee feels should be called to the attention of the Legislature.”

Beginning in the 1970s, the Texas Antiquities Committee, of which the Commissioner was also a member, evaluated the historical and archeological value of Texas’ public lands, designating state historical/archeological sites and protecting them from development. Within the General Land Office, the Planning, Energy Resources, Land Resources, Field Operations, Uplands, and Coastal Operations divisions all performed functions that would later become the responsibility of Asset Management. The School Land Board, of which the Commissioner is a member, also performed functions later done by Asset Management.

In 1985, Senate Bill 43 of the 69th Texas Legislature created the Asset Management Division of the General Land Office. Under this bill, Asset Management was charged with evaluating the “real property inventory of each state agency not less than every four years and shall conduct a review during the year before an agency is scheduled for abolition under the Sunset Act.” Furthermore, “if the legislature authorizes a real estate transaction involving real property owned by the state, the division shall take control of the property and complete the transaction on behalf of the state.” Real estate transactions involve either acquisition or disposition. Disposition occurs in the form of sealed bid sales, land trades, direct sales, or a combination of the three. Asset Management also conducts block ups, which consolidate scattered lands into a single, more easily-manageable tract; block ups most often occur where land ownership alternates between state-owned and private land (generally railroad), creating a “checkerboard” pattern. The General Land Office also provides leases and easements on state-owned land to companies and private individuals. Revenue produced by Asset Management supplements the Available School Fund.

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Scope and Contents of the Records

Reports, minutes, correspondence, publications, maps, pamphlets, land patents, and questionnaires document the activities performed by, and preceding the creation of, the Asset Management Division of the Texas General Land Office.

The collection consists primarily of reports written by Asset Management to the legislature and the governor evaluating the property value of state lands and offering recommendations to maximize their revenue-generating potential. Also well documented are reports created by and for the General Land Office assessing the historical/archeological value of state lands.

The activities of the House Land Study Committee, which was active from 1961-1963, are documented through correspondence, meeting minutes, and its final report to the 58th Legislature. There are gaps in correspondence and meeting minutes. The House Land Study Committee correspondence series includes pamphlets, memoranda, reproductions of draft maps, a survey, questionnaires, several land patents, and a deed which are mostly stored in the Oversized Separated Mateials Box.

The Navigation District folder contains information on Texas's navigation districts, including lists of addresses, correspondence, questionnaires, and maps.

The Agency Information series contains detailed information on the goals and procedures of Asset Management. Of note in the House Land Study Committee correspondence and meeting minutes sub-series is a dispute between the state of Texas, the city of Port Arthur, and Lakefront Trust, Inc concerning proper land use. Notable correspondents include Attorney General Will Wilson and Commissioner Jerry Sadler.

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Arrangement

These records are arranged in six series:
Division Information, (1986-1989), .75 boxes
State Land Reports, (1973-2003), 6.75 boxes
Land Acquisition/Disposition, (1977-1986) .25 boxes
Publicity/Press, (2009), 1 folder
House Land Study Committee, (1960-1963), 1.25 boxes
Oversized Separated Materials (1962), 1 box

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Restrictions

Access Restriction

Unrestricted access.

Use Restriction

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

Allcorn, Bill, Land Commissioner, 1923-1962
Armstrong, Bob, Land Commissioner, 1932-
Chapman, Joe, 1908-1972
Fairchild, Robert
Giberson, Jack, Chief Clerk, 1919-2007
Leaverton, H. A., 1890-1972
Mauro, Garry, Land Commissioner, 1948-
North Texas State University. Institute of Applied Sciences.
Patterson, Jerry, Land Commissioner, 1946-
Price, Rayford
Texas Antiquities Committee.
Texas Historical Commission.
Texas. Attorney-General's Office.
Texas. Legislature. House of Representatives. Land Study Committee.
Texas. Legislature. House of Representatives. Submerged Lands Advisory Committee.
Texas. Parks and Wildlife Department. Cultural Resources Program .
Texas. Veterans' Land Board.
University of Texas at Austin.
Wilson, Will, Attorney-General, 1912-2005
Appraising
Austin (Tex.)
Corpus Christi (Tex.)
Correspondence
County Maps
Deeds
El Paso (Tex.)
El Paso County (Tex.)
Land Grants
Land ownership--Texas
Land Patents
Land titles--Texas
Land Use Surveys
Legal documents
Legislative Documents
Manuscripts
Maps
Matagorda Island (Tex.)
Mineral lands--Texas.
Mineral Rights-Texas
Navigation Districts (Texas)
Permanent School Fund (Texas)
Petroleum in submerged lands
Port Arthur (Tex.)
Public Lands--Texas.
Ranches--Texas
Reagan/de la Garza Act
Reports
Sabine Lake (La. and Tex.)
School lands
Submerged lands--Texas.
Surface Leases
Texas. Available School Fund
Texas. Veteran's Land Board
Titles
University land
University of Texas at Austin. Texas Archeological Survey

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Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

[Short title of Document], [Date: Day-Month-Year]. Box [#], Folder [#], p. [#]. Asset Management Records (AMR). Archives and Records Program, Texas General Land Office, Austin.

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Bibliography

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Detailed Description of the Collection

 

Division Information 1986-1989

Box Folder
1 1-4 Public Lands in the Private Sector [1986]
5 Upgrading Permanent School Fund Inventory: Asset Management Policy Statement [1989]

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State Land Reports 1973-2003

Real Property Evaluation Reports 1987-2003
70th Legislature 1987
Box Folder
1 6 Real Property Evaluation Reports of the Board of Pardons & Paroles for the 70th Legislature 1987
7 Real Property Evaluation Reports of the Texas Conservation Foundation for the 70th Legislature 1987
8 Real Property Evaluation Reports (Executive Summaries): Texas Department of Corrections for the 70th Legislature 1987
9 Real Property Evaluation Reports of the Texas Department of Corrections for the 70th Legislature 1987
Box Folder
2 1 Real Property Evaluation Reports (Executive Summaries): Texas Department of Mental Health/Mental Retardation for the 70th Legislature 1987
2 Real Property Evaluation Reports of the Texas Department of Mental Health/Mental Retardation for the 70th Legislature, Volume I 1987
3 Real Property Evaluation Reports of the Texas Department of Mental Health/Mental Retardation for the 70th Legislature, Volume II 1987
4 Real Property Evaluation Reports of the Texas Youth Commission for the 70th Legislature 1987
71st Legislature 1989
Box Folder
2 5 Real Property Evaluation Report of the Texas Department of Agriculture for the 71st Legislature 1989
two copies
Box Folder
3 1 Real Property Evaluation Report of the Texas School for the Deaf for the 71st Legislature 1989
3 copies
2 Real Property Evaluation Report of the Texas Surplus Property Agency for the 71st Legislature 1989
72nd Legislature 1991
Box Folder
3 3 Real Property Evaluation Reports of the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department for the 72nd Legislature, Volume I 1991
4 Real Property Evaluation Reports of the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department for the 72nd Legislature, Volume I 1991
5 Real Property Evaluation Reports of the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department for the 72nd Legislature, Volume II 1991
Box Folder
4 1 Real Property Evaluation Reporst of the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department for the 72nd Legislature, Volume II 1991
2-3 Real Property Evaluation Report General Services Commission for the 72nd Legislature 1991
73rd Legislature 1992-1994
Box Folder
4 4 Real Property Evaluation Reports for the 73rd Legislature: The Alamo and the French Legation 1992
5 Real Property Evaluation Report: Texas Department of Transportation for the 73rd Legislature 1992
6 Real Property Evaluation Reports: Adjutant General's Department and Texas National Guard Armory Board 1993
7 Real Property Evaluation Reports : Texas Department of Agriculture; Texas Historical Commission; Texas State Library and Archives Commission for the 73rd Legislature 1994
8 Real Property Evaluation Reports: Texas Department of Public Safety for the 73rd Legislature 1994
Box Folder
5 1 Real Property Evaluation Reports: Texas Employment Commission for the 73rd Legislature 1994
2-3 Real Property Evaluation Reports: Texas Department of Mental Health and Mental Retardation for the 73rd Legislature 1994
74th Legislature 1996
Box Folder
5 4 Real Property Evaluation Reports: Credit Union Department; Adjutant General's Department; Texas National Guard Armory Board for the 74th Legislature 1996
5 Real Property Evaluation Reports: Texas Department of Criminal Justice for the 74th Legislature 1996
6 Real Property Evaluation Reports: Texas Department of Transportation for the 74th Legislature 1996
7 Real Property Evaluation Reports: Texas Parks and Wildlife Department for the 74th Legislature 1996
75th Legislature 1998
Box Folder
6 1-2 Real Property Evaluation Reports: Texas Department of Criminal Justice for the 75th Legislature 1998
3-4 Real Property Evaluation Reports: Texas Department of Public Safety for the 75th Legislature 1998
5 Real Property Evaluation Reports: Texas Workforce Commission for the 75th Legislature 1998
76th Legislature 2000
Box Folder
6 6 Real Property Evaluation Reports: Adjutant General's Department; Credit Union Dpartment; Finance Commission of Texas; Texas Military Facilities Commission for the 76th Legislature 2000
7 Real Property Evaluation Reports: Texas Parks and Wildlife Commission for the 76th Legislature 2000
78th Legislature 2004
Box Folder
7 1 Real Property Evaluation Reports: Adjutant General's Department; Credit Union Department; Finance Commission of Texas; Texas Military Facilities Commission for the 78th Legislature 2004
2 Real Property Evaluation Reports: Texas Parks and Wildlife Commission for the 78th Legislature 2004
Recommended Transactions: Reports to the Governor 1995, 1999
Box Folder
7 3 State Agency Property Recommended Transactions: Report to the Governor, November 1, 1995 1995
4 State Agency Property Recommended Transactions: Report to the Governor, September 1, 1999 1999
Land Studies/Archeological Surveys 1973-1997
Box Folder
7 5 The Proposed Hueco Mountains Wilderness Area-- A Feasibility Report (Significant Natural Areas Report No. 2) 1973
6 Matagorda Bay Area, Texas: A Survey of the Archeological and Historical Resources (Research Report No. 45) 1975
7 A Preliminary Archeological Reconnaissance of Selected Public Free School Lands in El Paso County, Texas (Archeological Survey Reports Number 13) 1975
8 An Archeological Reconnaissance of Public Free School Lands: Tally Ranch, Hudspeth County, Texas (Archeological Survey Report 14) 1975
9 French-Indian Interaction at an 18th Century Frontier Post: The Roseborough Lake Site, Bowie County, Texas [1984]
10 A Cultural Resources Survey of Four Water Well Drilling Pads at Lake Corpus Christi (Permit no. 450) 1984
Box Folder
8 1 A Cultural Resources Reconnaissance of the City of Alice Sanitary Landfill Jim Wells County Texas (Report No. 112) 1984
2 A Cultural Resources Reconnaissance of the Lions/City Shelly Park Refugio, Texas 1984
3 Further Investigations at Duval County Park: Duval County, Texas
4 A Cultural Resources Survey of the Proposed Duval County Sanitary Landfill (City of San Diego): Duval County, Texas 1985
5 Archeological Survey and History of Mustang Island State Park: Nueces County, Texas 1997

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Land Acquisition/Disposition 1977-1986

Sealed Bid Packets [1986]
Box Folder
8 6 Smith School Road Development Tract [1986]
Acquisition Reports 1977
Box Folder
8 7 Big Bend Ranch: Feasibility Study 1977
Attachment
contains attached Sierra Club article regarding acquisition of Big Bend Ranch by Texas Parks and Wildlife

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Publicity/Press 2009

Box Folder
8 8 The Cabin Connection: Spring 2009 Edition 2009

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House Land Study Committee 1960-1963

Box Folder
8 9 House Simple Resolution No. 726 (photocopy) 1961
9 5- Member HOUSE STUDY COMMITTEE 1961
9 Newspaper clipping announcing House Study Committee 1961
Report to the 58th Legislature 1963
Box Folder
8 10 House Land Study Committee Report to the 58th Legislature 1963
Meeting Minutes 1961-1963
Box Folder
8 11 House Land Study Committee Meeting. Austin, Texas, November 9, 1961 1961
11 House Land Study Committee Meeting. Austin, Texas, November 10, 1961 1961
12 Land Study Legislative Committee Meeting, Austin, Texas, Feb 20, 1962 1962
Box Folder
9 1 House Land Study Committee Meeting, June 13, 1962, Goodhue Hotel, Port Arthur, Texas. Includes sign-in sheet and list of interested persons 1962
2 House Land Study Committee Meeting, June 27, 1962, Austin, Texas 1962
3 House Land Study Committee Meeting, 9:30 am, January 3, 1963, Austin, Texas 1963
4 Correspondence 1960-1963
Separated Materials note
Oversized attachments are stored in the Oversized Box and are indicated by a separation sheet
5 Navigation Districts 1962
6 Submerged Lands Advisory Committee 1962

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Oversized Separated Materials 1962

Oversized Box
10 Deed from the State of Texas to C.M. Gordon (photocopy) 1962
Map of Corpus Christi (photocopy) 1962
Land Patent to C. M. Gordon (photocopy) 1962
El Paso County Map (photocopy) 1962
El Paso Survey Map (photocopy) 1962

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