University of Texas, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History

A Guide to the Steve Bartlett Papers, 1977-1995

Descriptive Summary

Creator Bartlett, Harry Stephen
Title Bartlett (Steve) Papers
Dates: 1977-1995
Abstract: Legal and financial records, plaques, certificates, videotapes, photographs, congressional records, reports, newspaper clippings, correspondence, and printed material comprise the Steve Bartlett Papers, 1977-1995, documenting his political career.
Accession No. 91-79; 91-084; 92-079; 92-084; 95-184
Extent 36 ft., 3 in.
Language English.
Repository Dolph Briscoe Center for American History,The University of Texas at Austin

Biographical Note

Harry Stephen “Steve” Bartlett was born in Los Angeles, California in 1947 and grew up in Lockhart, Texas. After graduating from the University of Texas at Austin in 1971, he served on the Dallas City Council from 1977 to 1981, in the U. S. House of Representatives from 1983-1991 and as Mayor of Dallas, Texas from 1991 to 1995. He is the President and CEO of the Financial Services Roundtable.

Source: “Bartlett, Harry Stephen (Steve).” Biographical Directory of the United States Congress. Accessed March 1, 2012.

Scope and Contents

Legal and financial records, plaques, certificates, videotapes, photographs, congressional records, reports, newspaper clippings, correspondence, and printed material comprise the Steve Bartlett Papers, 1977-1995, documenting his political career.


Access Restrictions

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Use Restrictions

Portions of this collection are stored remotely; advance notice required for retrieval; contact repository.

Index Terms

Subjects (Persons)
Bartlett, Harry Stephen -- Archives.
Subjects (Organizations)
United States. Congress. House -- History -- 20th century.
United States. Congress. House -- Election districts -- Texas.
Republican Party (Tex.) -- History -- 20th century.
Legislators -- United States -- History -- 20th century.
Politics, Practical -- Texas -- History -- 20th century.
Politics and politicians -- Texas.
Mayors -- Election.
Mayors -- Dallas (Tex.)
Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport -- History --20th century.
Dallas (Tex.) -- Politics and government -- 20th century.
United States -- Politics and government -- 20th century.
Texas -- Politics and government -- 20th century.

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Steve Bartlett Papers, 1977-1995, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin.

Processing Information

Processed by Deborah Bloys, November 1993.

Detailed Description of the Collection



4C518b (04759903) Plaques, 1980-1992:
Leadership Award, American Security Council
University of Texas College Republicans, Chairman for Life
Guest Conductor, In Appreciation of Good Music
National Security Leadership Award
Council for Exceptional Children Citation for Outstanding Public Service
Texas Municipal League Fair Labor Standards
Peace Through Strength Coalition
Taxpayers' Friend
4C519a (04760072) Artifacts/memorabilia:
Metal and wood items
4C519b (04759889) J.C. Penney Insurance plate, 1985
Glass elephants, Press Club of Dallas, undated
Dallas Chamber pen and pencil set, undated
Chinese marble ink stamp, undated
Initialed glass box, undated
Dallas City Council silver bowl, undated
Dr. Pepper plaque, 1990
Dallas Water Utilities baseball cap, undated
Outstanding Young American Award, undated
4C520a (04759925) Plaques and framed certificates:
Texas Rehabilitation Resolution, undated
It's Your Business U. S. Chamber of Commerce, 1985, 1986, 1989
Dallas Junior Chamber of Commerce, 1977
Breakfast Exchange Club of Garland, 1989
Texas Breakfast Club, 1987
Family and Freedom Award, Christian Voice, 1986
4C520b (04759890) North Texas U. S. Air Force Academy Parents Club, 1984
Dallas Area Parkinsonism Society, 1985
Outstanding Texas Leader, John Ben Sheppard Leadership Forum, 1987
Wildcat Post Office dedication, 1985
Rockwell International, National Management Association, 1990
Dallas VA Medical Center, 1991
Dallas County Republican Men's Club, 1973-1974
Farmer's Branch Chamber of Commerce, 1982
4C521a (04760039) Vouchers:
July 1988 - June 1990
4C521b (04760040) July 1990 - February 1991
Newspaper clippings, 1981-1983
4C522a (04747981) Dallas-Fort Worth airport files: correspondence and other materials, 1989-1991
4C422b (04759969) City of Dallas economic development proposals to various businesses, 1993-1995
4C423a.1-4C423a.2 (04747959; 04760017) Recordings:
Audiocassettes: hearings, meetings, speeches, 1983-1987 and undated
Videocassettes: speeches, television appearances, 1985-1990
4C523b (04760061) City of Dallas:
Annual budget, 1993-1994
Equal employment opportunity / affirmative action plan, 1988-1992
FBI threat assessment and intelligence briefing, World Cup Games, Dallas, 1994
Superconducting Super Collider briefing book, 1989
Briefing book for meeting with Housing and Urban Development Secretary Henry Cisneros, January 1994
World Cup Dallas 1994, briefing for Mayor Steve Bartlett, 1992
Federal Legislative Program, 1993
Presentation to Mobil Corporation, city's progress on downtown initiatives, 1992
Mayor's Task Force / Dallas AD League, marketing Dallas, business sector qualitative research, 1992
Oak Cliff gateway, area development plan and tax increment finance district plan, 1992
Miscellaneous reports, memoranda, and other materials, 1993-1994
4C524a (04759914) Videotape/videocassettes:
Two (2) 1 inch video transfer master tapes, footage shot by Smith & Harroff of Congressman Steve Bartlett in his district, 1988
Twenty (20) VHS videocassettes: conventions/conferences/meetings, news broadcasts, political advertisements, speeches, and events, 1984-1990 and undated
4C524b (04760006) Miscellany:
Photograph albums:
Visit to Republic of China, 1992
Dallas Mayoral Dinner, 1993
Seven (7) videocassettes, 1993-1995 and undated
Commemorative medals
Reports, economic impact studies of airport, 1994
The Dallas Plan, 1994
"Mobil Appreciation Plan," 1992
"Violent Offender Program," United States Department of the Treasury, Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, and Firearms, Dallas Field Office, 1992
Book: NHRA Winston Drag Racing, 1994
Oversize commemorative flag, "A Grateful Nation Remembers World War II, 1941-1945, 1991-1995"
4C525 (04771680) Congressional campaign records:
Contributions, 1981-1988
4C526 (04759991) Bank account weekly activity reports, 1981-1982
Payroll data, 1981-1982
Federal tax file, 1981-1982
Bache investment account, 1982
Legal documents, 1983-1984
Life insurance, 1983
Fundraising dinner notebooks, 1985, 1989
Appointment calendars, 1983-1989
Invitation list, 1989
Printed material, 1986
Legislative accomplishments, 1989-1990 and undated
Official photographic portraits, 1989
Dallas City Council:
Individual letters from Steve Bartlett, Councilman, March-April 1980
4C527a (04750013) Mayoral campaign files:
Steve Bartlett's biography, 1990
Campaign newsletter, undated
Position papers, 1991
Congressional files:
Governor Pete du Pont, keynote speaker at dinner honoring Steve Bartlett, 1989
Letters from Reagan and Bush, 1984-1991
Robert Hopkins/FEC matter, 1985-1989
Media correspondence, chain letter, 1990
Campaign plans, 1982, 1984 and undated
Steve Bartlett's Bush endorsement letter, 1988
Newspaper clippings relating to race for Steve Bartlett's vacated congressional seat, 1991
Fairchild/La Master public relations materials, 1989
City Council/mayoral files:
Financial involvement statements, 1979-1981
Minority and women-owned business enterprise materials, 1992-1993
Personal, 1991-1994
4C527b (04759980) Plaques and certificates, 1983-1991
4C528a (04760028) Legislative Activity Guide binders, 98th, 100th and 101st Congresses, 1983-1989
4C528b (04747904) Clipping files, January 1983 - March 1991
4C529a (04759970) Plaques and certificates, 1992-1993
Muscle Mayors News Coverage, Dallas/Austin/San Antonio, undated
City of Dallas 1991 Inauguration of Mayor Steve Bartlett, video footage of mayoral election headquarters in Sendai and Steve Bartlett's presentation to the Mayor of Sendai, 1992
4C529b (047560050) Legislative Activity Guide binders, 99th, 100th, 101st Congresses, 1985-1990
4C530a (04748124) Plaques, 1992, 1994
Photographs, 1993-1994 and undated
City of Dallas: proposals and presentations, 1993-1995
4C530b (04748179) Plaques, 1991-1994
4C531 (04748146) Plaques/memorabilia, 1984-1990 and undated
4C532a (04748157) Plaques and certificates, 1980-1988 and undated:
Taxpayer's Friend
Sound Dollar Award
Boy Scouts, Promoting Patriotism
University Republicans Chairman for Life
VFW Certificate of Appreciation
Dallas Police and Fire Pension Fund
Roger Deering Service Award, United Cerebral Palsy Association
4C532b (04747960) City of Dallas:
Love Field issue/repeal of Wright Amendment:
Correspondence, newspaper clippings, memoranda, reports, printed material, 1989-1990
4C533a (04747970) Reports and proposals:
Charter review, 1992
Development guide, 1992-1993
World Cup 1994 proposals:
Dallas, city of incredible feats
Venue specifications package response
Census of City of Dallas, 1990
4C533b (04747664) Legislative recommendations for the 74th regular session of the 1995 Texas legislature
Southeast Oak Cliff land use, housing, and economic study, 1991
Letters to Mayor Bartlett from President Bush, 1992
Plaque, Department of Defense, designation of Dallas as World War II Commemorative City, 1994
Commemorative flag, "A Grateful Nation Remembers World War II, 1941-1945, 1991-1995"
Housing and Urban Development law suit and other housing issues, 1990-1992
"Downtown Dallas: Where the New Dallas Spirit Lives," update to Mobil Corporation proposal, 1992
Dallas Area Rapid Transit (DART) file, 1992
City issues, 1992-1995
Economic development, 1992
Education, 1992
Legislature initiatives, 1994-1995
Private Industry Council, 1992-1993
4C534 (04748055) Mayoral campaign files, 1991:
Newspaper clippings
Campaign letters and printed material
African-American Advisory Group
Neighborhood organization
Steve Bartlett positioning
Biographical material
Attorneys for Bartlett
Business for Bartlett
Steve Bartlett need action notes
Confidential correspondence
Application for mayor
Legal information
Radio advertising information
Campaign plan
Activities report, week ending March 6
Logo design options
Budget data
Surveys / questionnaires
News releases
Congressional files:
Newspaper clippings, 1987
Kemp dinner invitation, 1983
Bartlett, election night remarks, 1982
Bartlett appreciation dinner with Vice President George Bush, November 4, 1985
Steve Bartlett's congressional voting record, 1983-1991
4C535 (04747915) Plaques, 1986-1993
4C646 (00004089) Oversize materials:
Fifteen (15) laminated or photostatic copies, newspaper pages, 1981-1995
Dallas Can! Academy, 1988
Two (2) mounted color photographs of whales, undated
Headquarters First Battalion 112th Armor Certificate of Commendation, undated
Department of Housing and Urban Development Certificate of Appreciation, 1988
Southwest News, General Telephone Company of the Southwest, 1986
Congressional Initiatives Award, American Horticultural Therapy Association, 1991
Poster: Americans with Disabilities Act, undated
4C648a (04747926) Appointment schedule books, 1987-1991
Financial records:
Trust, Gail Bartlett, 1986-1987, 1989
Steve Bartlett personal, 1989-1991
Sergeant at Arms account, salary transfer, 1987
Steve Bartlett assets and liabilities master, 1986
FERS, retirement system information, 1986-1987
West Virginia cabin rental, 1987
Steve Bartlett personal Mastercard, 1987
Financial disclosures, 1983-1987
Amended financial disclosure for Gail's trust 1983-1985
4C648b (04747937) Financial disclosures, 1988-1989
Congressional election records:
Candidate statement, 1986
Steve Bartlett letter to U. S. Attorney's office regarding 1982 election
Filing fee for 1990 election
Contributions and PAC percentage, 1981-1988
Returned checks, 1988
Tickets, Steve Bartlett, 1990
FEC material/contributions, Harvey Williams, 1988
Savings and loans/Channel 8, 1990
Official White House photographs: Steve Bartlett with Reagan, Bush, Quayle, Republican officials, and other dignitaries, undated
Newspaper clippings, 1982
Political advertisements, 1982
Announcement, 1981
Finance letter, undated
Campaign summary, 1981
Photo, undated
"Bartlett for Congress" information packet, [1981]
News releases, undated
Newspaper clippings, 1982
Arlington, Virginia condominium purchase, 1986
Certificates, 1979-1991 and undated
Photographs, undated
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