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Texas AFL-CIO, Texas Constitutional Revision Commission Records:

A Guide



Descriptive Summary

Creator: Texas AFL-CIO.
Title: Texas AFL-CIO, Texas Constitutional Revision Commission Records
Dates: 1962-1968
Abstract: In 1967, Texas Governor John Connally appointed a commission to make a one-year study of the state constitution. Hank Brown, president of the Texas AFL-CIO, was a member of the commission from 1967 to 1968 and served on both the Legislative Branch and Bill of Rights committees. These records constitute Series XXVII of AR110: Texas AFL-CIO Records. They consist of the records pertaining to the Texas Constitutional Revision Commission and contain correspondence, constitutions, minutes, reports, agendas, speeches, copies of amendments, and brochures. Included are documents produced by the commission and five of the eight committees. These records were collected by Hank Brown, president of the Texas AFL-CIO, while he served as a member of the commission.
Identification: AR110, Series XXVII
Extent: 2 boxes (0.83 linear ft.)
Language: Materials are in English.
Repository: Special Collections, The University of Texas at Arlington Libraries

Historical Note

In 1967, Texas Governor John Connally appointed a commission to make a one-year study of the state constitution. Hank Brown, president of the Texas AFL-CIO, was a member of the commission from 1967 to 1968 and served on both the Legislative Branch and Bill of Rights committees.


Scope and Contents

Contains correspondence, constitutions, minutes, reports, agendas, speeches, copies of amendments, and brochures. The records were collected by Hank Brown while he served as a member of the commission. Included are documents produced by the commission and five of the eight committees.


Organization

This series consists of 16 folders arranged in 3 series.
Subseries A. Texas Constitution Records, 1962-1966 (4 folders)
Subseries B. Constitutional Revision Commission of 1968 Records, 1967-1968 (2 folders)
Subseries C. Constitutional Revision Commission of 1968 Committee Records, 1967-1968 (10 folders)

Restrictions

Access

Open for research.


Index Terms

These materials are indexed under the following headings in the catalog of The University of Texas at Arlington Libraries. Researchers desiring materials about related topics, persons or places should search the catalog using these headings.
Persons
Brown, Hank (Henry S.), 1920-2015--Archives.
Organizations
Texas AFL-CIO--Records and correspondence.
Texas. Constitutional Revision Commission--Records and correspondence.
Texas. Constitution (1876)--History--Sources.
Subjects
Labor unions--Political activity--Texas--History--Sources.
Constitutional history--Texas--Sources.
Places
Places
Texas--Politics and government--History--Sources.
Alternate Titles
Texas Labor Archives

Related Material

AR110, Series I: Texas AFL-CIO Executive Board Records, 1952-1973

AR110, Series II: Texas AFL-CIO Executive Board Reading Files, 1957-1973

AR110, Series III: Texas AFL-CIO Education Department Records, 1952-1972

AR110, Series IV: Texas AFL-CIO Legal Records, 1941-1970

AR110, Series V: Texas AFL-CIO Legislative Department Records, 1952-1972

AR110, Series VI: Texas AFL-CIO Public Relations Department Records, 1951-1973

AR110, Series VII: Texas AFL-CIO Mexican American Affairs Committee Records, 1951-1971

AR110, Series VIII: Texas AFL-CIO Committee on Political Education Records, 1947-1972

AR110, Series IX: Texas AFL-CIO Records, W. Don Ellinger Papers, 1946-1961

AR110, Series X: Texas AFL-CIO Convention Records, 1956-1975

AR110, Series XI: Texas AFL-CIO Personalities Colllection, 1928-1973

AR110, Series XII: Texas AFL-CIO Printing Pockets, 1952-1972

AR110, Series XIII: Texas AFL-CIO Directories, 1955-1969

AR110, Series XIV: Texas AFL-CIO Newspaper Clippings Collection, 1937-1972

AR110, Series XV: Texas AFL-CIO, Texas State Federation of Labor Records, 1932-1957

AR110, Series XVI: Texas AFL-CIO, Texas State CIO Council Records, 1937-1957

AR110, Series XVII: Texas AFL-CIO, Texas State Industrial Union Council Records, 1952-1968

AR110, Series XVIII: Texas AFL-CIO, Texas Central Labor Councils Records, 1936-1972

AR110, Series XIX: Texas AFL-CIO, Texas Labor Associations Records, 1944-1969

AR110, Series XX: Texas AFL-CIO, Other State AFL-CIO Affliates Correspondence, 1944-1971

AR110, Series XXI: Texas AFL-CIO National AFL-CIO Correspondence, 1952-1972

AR110, Series XXII: Texas AFL-CIO International Union Correspondence, 1936-1972

AR110, Series XXIII: Texas AFL-CIO Federal Agency Correspondence, 1937-1972

AR110, Series XXIV: Texas AFL-CIO State Agency Correspondence, 1934-1971

AR110, Series XXV: Texas AFL-CIO Non-Union Correspondence, 1935-1969

AR110, Series XXVI: Texas AFL-CIO Democratic Party Correspondence, 1943-1972

AR110, Series XXVIII: Texas AFL-CIO Recorded Media Collection, 1952-1972

AR110, Series XXIX: Texas AFL-CIO Photograph and Scrapbook Collection, 1918-1969


Administrative Information

Citation

Texas AFL-CIO, Texas Constitutional Revision Commission Records, AR110, Series XXVII, Box Number, Folder Number, Special Collections, The University of Texas at Arlington Libraries.

Acquisition

Deposit, 1970.


Administrative Information

Grant Support

The retrospective updating and conversion of this finding aid was supported with funds from the National Historical Publications & Records Commission (NHPRC) for the Special Collections "Documenting Democracy: Access to Historical Records" project, 2014-2015.


Container List

Subseries A. Texas Constitution Records, 1962-1966

Box Folder
1 1 Constitution of the State of Texas, adopted 1876, amended to in November 1963,
2 Model State Constitution, 6th edition, National Municipal League, 1963
3 Amendments, 1962-1963
4 Analyses of Amendments, 1964-1966



Subseries B. Constitutional Revision Commission of 1968 Records, 1967-1968

Box Folder
1 5 Constitutional Revision Commission of 1968 - Minutes, agendas, correspondence, reports, miscellaneous records, 1967-September 1968
6 Constitutional Revision Commission of 1968 - Minutes, agendas, correspondence, reports, miscellaneous records, October-December 1968



Subseries C. Constitutional Revision Commission of 1968 Committee Records, 1967-1968

Box Folder
1 7 Bill of Rights Committee - Correspondence, book containing sections of the Constitution assigned to the committee, 1967-1968
8 Judicial Branch Committee - Reports, Miscellaneous records, 1968
Box Folder
2 1 Legislative Branch Committee - Correspondence, reports, articles, 1967-1968
2 Berry, C. Mark, Jr. - The Legislative Department, report, 1968
3 Legislative Committee - Sections of the Constitution assigned to the Committee,
pages 84-272
4 Legislative Committee - Sections of the Constitution assigned to the Committee,
pages 273-348
5 Legislative Committee - Sections of the Constitution assigned to the Committee,
pages 349-386 and miscellaneous sections
6 Political Subdivisions Committee - Correspondence, meeting notice, 1968
7 Revenue and Taxation Committee - Correspondence, proposed article, 1968
8 Miscellaneous, undated