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Descriptive Summary

Historical Note

Scope and Contents

Restrictions

Index Terms

Administrative Information

Description of Series

Inventory

University of Texas, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History

Texas State Building Commission Records, 1968



Descriptive Summary

Creator: Texas. State Building Commission
Title: Texas State Building Commission records
Dates: 1968
Abstract: An archaeological report composes the Texas State Building Commission Records, 1968, documenting the commission's excavations at two Texas gulf coast sites in Jackson and San Patricio counties.
Identification: urn:taro:utexas.cah.02667
Extent: 1 item
Language: English .
Repository: Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin

Historical Note

Following its creation after a constitutional amendment in 1954, the Texas State Building Commission consisted of the governor, attorney general, and the chairman of the Board of Control. The commission designed, built, and remodeled state buildings, while also erecting historical memorials and monuments. Additionally, it sponsored an archaeology program to recover prehistoric data and artifacts. Five years after the Fifty-ninth Legislature instated the State Building Construction Administration Act in 1965 to better manage the construction and cost of new buildings, the Sixty-first Legislature ratified another act requiring the commission to ensure handicap accessibility. In 1977, the state legislature eliminated the commission, transferring its responsibilities to the Board of Control, later renamed the State Purchasing and General Services Commission.

Source:

Bible, Phil. "State Building Commission."Handbook of Texas Online. Accessed April 29, 2011. http://www.tshaonline.org/handbook/online/articles/mds08.

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Scope and Contents

An archaeological report composes the Texas State Building Commission Records, 1968, documenting the commission's excavations at two Texas gulf coast sites in Jackson and San Patricio counties. Authored by Dee Ann Story, the report contains drawings, charts, and photographs of artifacts and archaeological trenches.

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Restrictions

Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

There are no use restrictions on this collection. Publisher is responsible for complying with copyright law.

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Index Terms

Personal Names
Story, Dee Ann, 1931-2010
Corporate Names
Texas. State Building Commission
Subjects
Archaeological site location
Excavations (Archaeology)
Places
Texas

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Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Texas State Building Commission Records, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin.

Accession Number(s)

1969-120

Processing Information

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.

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Detailed Description of the Collection

Inventory

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3K88 [SRH1230017711] Report, 1968

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