A Guide to the New Texas Foundation Records, 1983-1996
Formerly the Community Leadership Commission, the New Texas Foundation was Governor Ann Richards’ non-profit organization that supported and managed educational and women’s development initiatives, such as the Governors’ Commission for Women which sponsored the Texas Women’s Hall of Fame, Take Our Daughters to Work, and the State Agency Council’s program on Outstanding Women in Public Service, to name a few.
Cottrel, Debbie Mauldin. "Governor’s Commission for Women. "Handbook of Texas Online. Accessed November 4, 2010. http://www.tshaonline.org/handbook/online/articles/mdg05.
Correspondence, administrative and financial papers, press releases, and promotional materials comprise the New Texas Foundation Records, 1983-1996. The collection documents the Governor’s Commission for Women (1993-1995), the Texas Federation of Women (1993), the Bluebonnet Club plan (1993), the Texas Women’s Hall of Fame (1993-1994), the Governor’s Commission on Physical Fitness (1993-1994), and the State Agency Council’s program on Outstanding Women in Public Service (1991-1993). The administrative records consist of reports related to education policy and women’s organizations and programs, as well as files on nominees, arrangements for visiting dignitaries, selection panels, meeting agendas, guest lists, and exhibition planning for the Hall of Fame. Financial documents concern fundraising events, such as for the Commission on Physical Fitness (1994), the New Texas Foundation’s sponsorship of programs, such as Take Our Daughters to Work (1993, 1994), and bills from vendors. In addition, the collection contains correspondence between personnel in the New Texas Foundation and the office of Governor Richards.
This collection is open for research use.
These records are stored remotely. Advance notice required for retrieval. Contact repository for retrieval.
New Texas Foundation Records, 1983-1996, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin.
Basic processing and cataloging of this collection was supported with funds from the National Historical Publications and Records Commission (NHPRC) for the Briscoe Center’s "History Revealed: Bringing Collections to Light" project, 2009-2011.
Detailed Description of the Papers