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University of Texas, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History

A Guide to the Ann W. Richards Papers, Part 11



Descriptive Summary

CreatorRichards, Ann W.
TitleAnn W. Richards Papers, 1933-2000 [Part 11].
Title:   Travis County Commissioner Records, 1975-1981,
Title:   Personal Papers, 1936-1999
Title:   Campaign Papers, 1975-1995
Title:   Other Formats of Material
RepositoryDolph Briscoe Center for American History,The University of Texas at Austin

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Ann W. Richards Papers, 1933-2000, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin.

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Detailed Description of the Collection

 


(1 ft.)

Scope and Contents of the Travis County Commissioner Records
Ann Richards served as Travis County Commissioner from 1976 until 1982, when she resigned to run for Texas State Treasurer. During this time she started the Infant Parent Training program for the families of children with Down Syndrome, a rape crisis center and a center for battered women. She also helped establish the Foundation for Women's Resources. Records in this series include correspondence, newsclippings, information on social services and the Democratic Party in Travis County and campaign material.
Arrangement of the Travis County Commissioner Records:
1. Campaign
2. Politics
3. Issues
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(ca. 150 ft).

Scope and Contents of the Personal Papers
Records relate to the personal life of Ann Richards before, during, and after holding political office. Sub-series include general personal records, politics, family, correspondence and activities. Political files contain articles, mailings, and other printed material regarding political causes, issues, and/or candidates that she supported or in which she found an interest. This series also contains political office correspondence and publicity files, which include speeches given, and other appearances made outside the realm of campaigning. Family records relate to her childhood and family. The separate personal correspondence series primarily contains letters that are strictly personal and do not necessarily relate to her life as a public official of the state. Post-gubernatorial records document Richards' activities after her term as governor and consist mostly of speeches, invitations, and engagements. Types of records are correspondence, newsclippings, articles, brochures, press releases, and other printed material. Non-manuscript records such as artifacts, books, photographs, and audio/visual material that are considered part of the personal papers are separated into individual series following the campaign papers.
Arrangement of the Personal Papers:
  1. General
  2. Political
  3. Family
  4. Correspondence
  5. Post-Gubernatorial
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1981-1995
(ca. 23 ft.).
Scope and Contents of the General Files of the Personal Papers
Records include general personal material belonging to Ann Richards. Much of this material consists of biographical information such as articles about Governor Richards and personal information such as recipes and clothing. Types of records include newspaper clippings, articles, scrapbook material, correspondence, interviews, and other printed material.
1974-1999
(ca. 100 ft.).
Scope and Contents of the Political Files of the Personal Papers
Records describe the political life and interests of Ann Richards outside the realm of her own campaigns. These files include information about Democratic campaign activity, both nationally and in Texas. Political office correspondence consists of correspondence with Governor Richards's office that related to her position as governor, but fell outside the definition of official business, i.e., requests for interviews and appearances or endorsements for groups and/or individuals based on her political and social standing. Publicity records are primarily documents relating to the 1988 Democratic Convention and Richards's famous “silver foot” address. Financial records document the public accounts of Ann Richards while in office that do not relate to her campaigns, i.e., the Governor's Mansion Account. These files also include records from other elections and candidates that Richards endorsed or with whom she had some involvement. Types of records are political publications, printed material, correspondence, clippings, speeches, financial records, and press releases.
1933-1994
(ca. 10 ft.).
Scope and Contents of the Family Files of the Personal Papers
Records include personal finances of Richards and her family; scrapbooks from her childhood, high school, and college; material from Girls' State and Girls' Nation; marriage records; and information about her own parents and children. Types of records include correspondence, photographs, journals, financial records, scrapbooks, certificates, and newsclippings.
1971-1995
(ca. 6 ft.).
Scope and Contents of the Correspondence of the Personal Papers
Records include correspondence that is primarily personal and unrelated to Richards' position as governor. Types of correspondence are business, issues, personal correspondence from friends and family, thank-you notes, invitations and letters to and from elected officials and celebrities.
1994-2000
(ca. 12 ft.)
Scope and Contents of the Post-Gubernatorial Files of the Personal Papers
Post-gubernatorial records document the activities of Ann Richards after leaving office in 1995. Material is primarily correspondence and printed material. Most records relate to the numerous requests from organizations and individuals asking that Ms. Richards speak at events, or are requests from acquaintances and former employees for letters of recommendation. Some of the correspondence relates to Richards' work on J.C. Penney, the Aspen Institute, and other advisory boards; her work as a Senior Adviser for the law firm of Verner, Liipfert, Bernhard, McPherson and Hand; and her support for various political campaigns and the Democratic Party in general. A small amount of personal correspondence is also included. Some of the personal correspondents include Ruthe Winegarten, Liz Smith, Lyle Lovett, Emilio Estevez, Bill Cryer, Liz Carpenter, Cathy Bonner, Belinda Boone, George (Spike) Beitzel, Kirk Adams, Lily Adams, Joan Alexander, Joy Anderson, Lance Armstrong, Bob Armstrong, and The Art Guys (Michael Galbreth and Jack Massing). Some additional subjects addressed in the correspondence include the death of Richards's mother in 1997; the death of Barbara Jordan in 1996; criticism for Richards for lobbying on behalf of the tobacco industry, weapons manufacturers, and developers; the deaths of various friends and acquaintances; Dorothy Siegel's children's' book on Richards; Girls State, Leadership America, and the Bluebonnet Club; Richards's semester teaching at Brandeis University in Massachusetts; Richards's support for women's causes (such as the American Association of University Women, Texas Foundation for Women's Resources, EMILY's List, and Women Vote!) and the education of girls; Richards's appearances on Murphy Brown, Larry King Live, and her address on C-SPAN to the Democratic Women's Caucus; and Richards's support for art and film. Types of records include correspondence, invitations, speeches, faxes, and acceptances and declines to invitations.

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(ca. 125 ft)

Scope and Contents of the Campaign Papers
Records relate to the planning, organization, running, and transition of the Travis County Commissioner's campaign of 1975; the Treasury campaign's of 1982 and 1986; and the Governor's campaigns of 1990 and 1994. Subseries of County Commissioners campaign include Planning and Publicity material. Subseries of Treasury campaigns include Administration, Planning, Contributions, Publicity, Issues, and Transition. Contribution materials include donation records and fundraising activities. Publicity materials include accepted and declined invitations to events. Subseries of gubernatorial campaigns include Administration, Planning, Publicity, Financial Records, Issues, Correspondence, and Transition. Financial materials include records of accounts payable, records of contributions made to the Ann Richards Committee, and information concerning fundraising events and appearances. Subjects covered in issues files include crime, education, welfare, abortion, environment, housing, property rights, immigration, insurance, health, agriculture, taxes, the economy, etc. Files on Clayton Williams and George W. Bush, her opponents in 1990 and 1994 respectively are also contained within this body of records. Records are arranged by type of material in subseries. Materials include correspondence, newsclippings, brochures, lists, notes, press releases, receipts, reports, publications, photographs, and audio/video tape dating from 1986-1995.
Arrangement of the Campaign Papers:
1. Treasury Campaign, 1982
2. Treasury Campaign, 1986
3. Gubernatorial Campaign, 1990
4. Gubernatorial Campaign, 1994
RESTRICTION: Administrative files in the gubernatorial campaign series contain resumes of potential and actual employees of the Ann Richards Campaign. Copies may be obtained only after consultation with and the approval of the Reading Room staff.
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Arrangement of Other Formats of Material:
  1. Photographs
  2. Books
  3. Audio Collection
  4. Video Collection
  5. Computer Disks
  6. Artifacts
  7. Oversize Material
Scope and Contents of the Photographs
The photographs in this collection have been removed from the main personal and campaign papers for the purposes of preservation and access. These items were removed from a mixture of official and unofficial records, including gubernatorial, treasury and campaign and personal papers.
Scope and Contents of the Books
The books in this collection have been separated from the main personal and campaign papers for the purposes of preservation and access. These items were removed from a mixture of official and unofficial records, including gubernatorial, treasury and campaign and personal papers.
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Scope and Contents of the Audio Collection
The audio materials in this collection have been separated from the main personal and campaign papers for the purposes of preservation and access. These items were removed from a mixture of official and unofficial records, including gubernatorial, treasury and campaign and personal papers. Media formats include cassette tapes, microcassette tapes, DAT tapes, vinyl records, reel to reel recordings and compact discs.
ACCESS RESTRICTION: Appointment needed. Items may require reformatting for use.
1982-1994,
(ca. 52 ft.)
Scope and Contents of the Video Collection
Official and unofficial video documentation of Ann Richards' activities, including news coverage, speeches, interviews, public appearances, inaugural events, conventions, and public service announcements. Also contains videos documenting Ms. Richards' campaign activities and the campaigns of political opponents. Among the personal videos are footage from the 1988 Democratic National Convention, “roasts” of notable public figures, and Ann Richards' 60th Birthday party. Media formats include VHS, Beta, master broadcast tapes, and magnetic reels.
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Scope and Contents of the Computer Disks
The computer disks in this collection have been removed from the main papers for the purposes of preservation and access.
RESTRICTION: All computer disks are currently restricted. Contact repository staff for more information..
Scope and Contents of the Artifacts
The artifacts in this collection have been separated from the main personal and campaign papers for the purposes of preservation and access. These items were removed from a mixture of official and unofficial records, including gubernatorial, treasury and campaign and personal papers.
Scope and Contents of the Oversize Material
The oversize materials in this collection have been seperated from the main personal and campaign papers for the purposes of preservation and access. These items were removed from a mixture of official and unofficial records, including gubernatorial, treasury, and campaign and personal papers.
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