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Texas Holocaust and Genocide Commission Minutes:
An Inventory of Holocaust and Genocide Commission Minutes at the Texas State Archives, 2010-2018
In 2009, the 81st Texas Legislature created the Texas Holocaust and Genocide Commission (THGC) to ensure that resources are available to students, educators, and the general public regarding the Holocaust and other genocides (Senate Bill 482, Regular Session). Administratively attached to the Texas Historical Commission, the THGC is charged with reviewing grant applications for projects related to classroom education, workshops, recording of oral histories, and digitization of papers and artifacts; creating or borrowing traveling exhibits to be housed in museums, schools, and public libraries; compiling resources for educators; and developing or approving materials for a statewide Holocaust Remembrance Week.
The THGC consists of 18 members: five public members appointed by the governor, five public members appointed by the lieutenant governor, five public members appointed by the speaker of the house, the commissioner of education, commissioner of higher education, and executive director of the Texas Veterans Commission. The commission meets quarterly.
(Sources include: The Texas Holocaust and Genocide's website; accessed April 10, 2020; the enabling legislation; and the records themselves.)
The Texas Holocaust and Genocide Commission, established in 2009 and administratively attached to the Texas Historical Commission, ensures that resources are available to students, educators, and the general public regarding the Holocaust and other genocides. These efforts aim to prevent future genocides. Records consist of commission meeting minutes, dating 2010-2018.
To prepare this inventory, the described materials were cursorily reviewed to delineate series, to confirm the accuracy of contents lists, to provide an estimate of dates covered, and to determine record types.
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(Identify the item), Texas Holocaust and Genocide Commission minutes. Archives and Information Services Division, Texas State Library and Archives Commission.
Accession number: 2019/124
These records were transferred to the Archives and Information Services Division of the Texas State Library and Archives Commission by the Texas Holocaust and Genocide Commission on June 17, 2019.
Processed by Anna M. Reznik, December 2019
Electronic records described in this finding aid are part of the Texas Digital Archive, available online at https://tsl.access.preservica.com/tda/texas-state-government/texas-state-agencies-homepage/thgc/#minutes.