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Overview

Scope and Contents note

Arrangement note

Restrictions

Index Terms

Administrative Information

Description of Series

Employee Payroll Records, 1870-1954


Texas General Land Office, Archives & Records

A Guide to the Texas General Land Office Employee Payroll Records, 1870-1954



Overview

Creator: Texas. General Land Office.
Title: Texas General Land Office Employee Payroll Records
Bulk Dates: Bulk, 1870-1926
Inclusive Dates: 1870-1954
Abstract: 7 bound volumes and one folder of loose papers document the wages paid to employees and the supply an equipment costs of the General Land Office 1870-1926 and 1949-1954.
Identification: LGR.PAY
Quantity: 9.2 Linear feet, (7 volumes, 1 document box, 1 folder)
Location: OVR: Patent Room; File Vault
Language: Materials are written in English.
Repository: Texas General Land Office, Archives & Records

Administrative History

Appropriations for staff salaries are set by the Legislature during the biennial session. Through the biennial report, the Commissioner can make appeals for the Legislature to increase appropriations when more staff are needed. There have been times throughout the history of the GLO that the Commissioner has asked for less money for staff and that can be seen through these volumes.

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Scope and Contents note

7 bound volumes and one folder document how the General Land Office used the money appropriated by the Legislature. For the period 1870-1926, the volumes list the names and titles of employees, how much they were paid and supply costs for the Agency. There are also entries for repair and upkeep of the furniture and machines used by the draftsmen. The brief records for 1949-1954 list the employees by name and how much they were paid, leaving out supply costs.

The titles listed below are what appear on the spines of the volumes. The spine titles and (sometimes erroneous) date are used by staff to locate the volume in the Patent Room. The loose leaf file from 1954 is located in the File Vault in the Oversized section.

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Arrangement note

The volumes are hierarchically arranged with the commissioner's salary as the first entry and the janitor and night watchman the last entries. Staff salaries are always followed by supply and equipment costs. Some of the volumes have an index of job titles at the beginning.

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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

Financial records
Indexes
Personnel records
Volumes (documents by form)
Wages--Accounting

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Administrative Information

Preferred Citation note

Texas General Land Office Employee Payroll Records (LGR.PAY). Archives and Records Program, Texas General Land Office, Austin.

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Detailed Description of the Collection

 

Employee Payroll Records, 1870-1954

Roster of GLO Employees, 1870-1880
General note
Several pages missing are in a white folder enclosed in or near the volume.
Appropriation Accounts, 1881-1899
General note
Spine label mistakenly reads "1881".
Appropriation Accounts, 1899-1904
General note
Spine label mistakenly reads "1894-1901"
Appropriation Accounts, 1901-1908
General note
Spine label mistakenly reads "1919-1926"
Appropriation Accounts, 1909-1918
Appropriation Accounts, 1918-1926
Pay Roll, 1949-1953
General note
Spine label mistakenly reads "1949-1950". Includes income taxes paid 1951-1953.
Box
OS 105 Payroll Records, 1954

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