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University of Texas, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History

A Guide to the Ann W. Richards Papers, Part 07

Descriptive Summary

CreatorRichards, Ann W.
TitleAnn W. Richards Papers, 1933-2000 [Part 7].
RepositoryDolph Briscoe Center for American History,The University of Texas at Austin


Arrangement (Gubernatorial Records/Staff and Office Files)

   1. Press Office Files:
   2. Scheduling Office Files:
   3. Ombudsman Files
   4. Crime Victim Clearinghouse Files
   5. Governor's Commission for Women, Office of Community Leadership Files
   6. Governor's Commission on People with Disabilities Correspondence
   7. Office of Music, Film, Television, and Multimedia Industries Files
   8. Human Resources Office Files

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

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

Detailed Description of the Collection


Press Office Files, 1990-1994,
(41 ft.).

Scope and Contents of the Press Office Files
Records include clippings, press releases regarding general topics, appointments, and the Governor's schedule, information on bills proposed and/or passed in the 72nd and 73rd Legislatures, and copies of Ann Richards' speeches, including her inaugural address.
Appointments Press Releases, 1991-1994,
(11 ft.).
Scope and Contents of the Appointments Press Releases
Records consist of copies of letters of appointment by Governor Ann Richards, copies of biographical information sheets and vitae on the appointees, press releases about the appointments, some clippings and photographs of appointees, and a few other related records. These records cover appointments made by Governor Ann Richards from 1991 to 1994. The Governor of Texas appoints the Secretary of State, the Adjutant General, executive directors of several agencies, members of numerous state boards and commissions, ship pilots and pilot boards at ports, and regents of universities. The Governor also fills vacancies in district attorney offices and judgeships, and various other posts. The appointment letters are addressed to the Secretary of State or the Texas Senate, notifying them of the governor's appointments. The letters are brief, giving the name and address of the appointee, the position, and the length of term of appointment. Biographical information sheets and vitae provide personal, professional, and community service information about the appointees. Press releases provide synopses about the appointees and their qualifications. Most documents, except the press releases, are duplicates of materials in the Appointments files series. Records are arranged alphabetically by key word in the agency, board, commission, etc. Folders for regents of colleges and universities, judgeships, and district attorneys are filed separately, after other appointments.
RESTRICTION: Records are restricted due to files containing information that is an exception to public disclosure: home address, home telephone number, and social security number of current and former officials and employees of a governmental body. (V.T.C.A., Government Code, Sections 552.024 and 552.117) Check with staff to determine how to review information in the files.
95-019/652(05261715)Appointments press releases:
Accountancy, Texas State Board of Public Building Codes & Standards, Texas State Delegate to the National Conference on States
95-019/679(05256260)Canadian River Compact Commissioner-Diabetes Council, Texas
95-019/724(05261760)Dietitians, State Board of Examiners of-Funeral Service Commission, Texas
95-019/897(05261679)Galveston County, Board of Pilot Commissioners for the Ports of-Human Rights, Texas Commission on
95-019/894(05255960)Human Services, Texas Board of-Lower Concho River Water & Soil Conservation Authority
95-019/693(05261894)Marriage & Family Therapists, State Board of Examiners of-Optometry Board, Texas
95-019/667(05261759)Pardons & Paroles Division, Texas Department of Criminal Justice-Purchasing & General Services Commission, State
95-019/971(05261613)Racing Commission, Texas-Special Education, Continuing Advisory Committee for
95-019/708(05256012)Speech Language Pathology & Audiology, State Committee of Examiners for-Women, Governor's Commission for
95-019/696(05261839)Workers' Compensation Commission, Texas-Youth Commission
Texas A&M University, Texas, Board of Regents-University of Texas System Board of Regents
Judge, Court of Criminal Appeals-Judge, 70th Judicial District
95-019/966(05261792)Judge, 100th Judicial District-District Attorney, 173rd Judicial District, Henderson County
Schedule Press Releases, 1991-1994,
(1 ft.).
Scope and Contents of the Schedule Press Releases
Records are press releases, detailing Governor Ann Richards' schedules, sent to the media to encourage coverage of her activities. Releases date from January 1991 to early November 1994. Details in the press releases include the name of the event, location, time, purpose, and participants. Releases are not available for November 1994 through January 1995. These records should fill in some gaps found in the Governor's daily schedules series. Arrangement is in reverse chronological order.
95-019/946(05261828)Schedule press releases, January 1991-November 1994
Legislative Files, 1991, 1993,
(2 ft.).
Scope and Contents of the Legislative Files
Types of records are proclamations, letters, lists, press releases, statements of Governor Richards, memoranda, copies of senate bills, related fiscal notes, bill analyses, summaries of legislation, and a few clippings. Records date from 1991 and 1993 and are the legislative files of the Governor's Press Office, providing information on bills signed or vetoed by the governor during the 72nd and 73rd legislatures. Materials regarding vetoed legislation includes copies of letters to the Secretary of State listing the vetoed bills and accompanying proclamations of Governor Ann Richards which state her reasons for the veto. Materials relating to legislation signed by Richards includes press releases and letters to the Secretary of State listing the signed bills, statements by the governor on signing specific bills, printouts of user bill lists from the Legislative Information System, memoranda from Jim Parker, Legislative Director, regarding bill signing ceremonies, and a few proclamations returning bills to the legislature for further consideration. Some subject files contain press releases and remarks of the governor on the signing of bills relating to agriculture, appropriations, crime, education, the environment, ethics, health care, insurance, prisons, and retirement benefits. Reports from the Texas House and Senate detail important issues of the 73rd Legislature, Regular Session. For the 73rd Legislature, there is also a file on Sunset Commission bills. Arrangement is by legislative session, then generally by action of the governor, type of material, or subject.
95-019/725(05263233)Press office legislative files:
72nd Legislature, 1991
Veto messages
Bills signed by the governor
Bill signing ceremonies:
Governor's remarks at press conference for signing of six environmental bills
Senator Bob Glasgow
District Attorney Ronald Earle
Barbara Jordan's endorsement of ethics bill
House Bill 2 (Omnibus Insurance Reform Bill)
Governor's remarks at press conference for signing bill
King, Martin Luther, Jr.
Governor's remarks for holiday bill signing
Governor's statement on signing SB 1596
(Nueces County litigation)
Retirement benefits
Governor's statement on filing SB 1331 without signature
73rd Legislature, 1993:
House and Senate reports
Major Issues of the 73rd Legislature
Highlights of the 73rd Texas Legislature (Bob Bullock)
School finance bill, with fiscal notes and funding impact statements (Senate Bill 7)
Bill signing ceremonies:
"No new taxes" bill
Highlights of the Texas 1994-1995 budget
Birth defects registry and surveillance program (SB 89)
Boll weevil eradication
Charity care to poor and uninsured Texans (SB 427)
Edwards Aquifer
Groundwater management plan
Compliance with Endangered Species Act
Governor's statement on signing of SB 2477
Energy package
Oil and gas incentive package
New oil drilling and use of inactive wells
[Young] Farmer Loan Guarantee Program
HB 1287
Hate crimes
Enhanced penalties
Governor's remarks
Health insurance, Small employer
HB 2055
Nutrition bill (SB 714)
Laredo State University (SB 6)
Name change to Texas A&M International University
Expansion of food programs (SB 714)
Penal code
Tougher sentences for violent offenders (SB 1067)
Potty parity (SB 274)
Two women's toilets for every man's toilet
Predatory animals
Assistance for livestock producers, HB 716
Save Our Springs
Sierra Club praises Governor for her veto of SB 1029, a bill that would grandfather several real estate developments from SOS ordinance
School finance, public (SB 7)
Governor's remarks
South Texas initiative (HB 2058)
Tuition revenue bonds for higher education institutions in South Texas
Press releases on bills signed by the governor
Legislation affecting historically underutilized businesses
Alleviating backlog of juvenile cases in Bexar County
Expansion of healthcare for Midland and surrounding areas
HB 1703
Judicial training about sensitive issues
Changes to Canyon Regional Water Authority Board
Changed status of East Texas State University at Texarkana
Authority to Board of Regents at University of North Texas
Inmate work programs
Lowering tax rate cap of Comanche County Hospital District
Laredo State University change of name (TAMIU)
Changes to Texas Unemployment Compensation Act
Wages for Texas laborers (Prevailing Wage Act amendment)
Medical malpractice reform
Chiropractic medicine
State scholarships for training of chiropractors
Social worker qualifications/regulations enforcement
Alternative Fuels Council, creation of
Remarks by Governor on apartment security legislation
Signing of HB 1368
95-019/805(05263175)Bills and resolutions signed by the governor
Veto messages
Press releases on Sunset Commission bills
Speeches, 1991-1994
(1 ft.).
Scope and Contents of the Speeches
Records are speeches of Governor Ann Richards dating from January 1991 to June 1994. Included are copies of her inaugural address, state of the state address, and messages to the legislature. Richards spoke at roasts, conferences, chamber of commerce meetings, awards banquets, dedications, commencements, conventions, Girls' State, town hall meetings, and commission and task force meetings. Her speeches covered topics such as education, the economy, technology, state and local government, the "New Texas", citizenship, community service, crime, relations with Mexico, the environment, health care, and the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA). Most speeches contain the disclaimer "Governor Richards frequently deviates from prepared remarks." Speeches for July 1994 to January 1995 have not been located. Arrangement is chronological.
95-019/908(05262944)Speeches, January 1991-June 1994
January 1991
Texas Chamber of Commerce
Texas School Assembly
Texas Education Agency
February 1991
County Judges and Commissioners
National Press Club Roast of Incoming President Kathryn Kahler
State of the State Address
Robert Rauschenberg
Amarillo Day
Government Technology Conference
Clean Air Texas
Appointee Seminar
Mexico and United States Border Governors' Conference
March 1991
Associated Press editors
United Way of Texas' Leadership Conference
Border Texan of the Year
Jewish Federation of Greater Dallas
Lubbock County Centennial
Public Policy Forum III on Alcohol and Drug Abuse
Governor's Educational Excellence Awards Ceremony
Texas Railroad Opening
UTMB [University of Texas Medical Board?]
South by Southwest Music Festival
10th Annual "Converse Coach of the Year" Luncheon
April 1991
Association of Colleges and Universities Luncheon honoring Barbara Jordan
Executive State Agency Heads
Governor's Task Force on Revenue Meeting
Appointee Training Seminar
State Job Training Coordinating Council
Crime Victims Ceremony
May 1991
Texas A&M Commencement
Texas Center for University School Partnerships, University of Houston
NALEO [Mexican-American organization?]
National Conference of Manufacturing Sciences
Lyndon Baines Johnson School of Public Affairs Commencement
Welcoming ceremonies for Queen Elizabeth II of Great Britain and Prince Philip
Parks and Wildlife Commission
Texas Travel Industry Association Unity Dinner
June 1991
Girls State
Texas Press Association
Governor's Welcome Home Ceremony
American Jewish Committee 1991 Institute of Human Relations Dinner
Texas Rangers Annual Reunion
Public Hearing of the Base Closure and Realignment Commission
Juneteenth Celebration
Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo Scholarship Luncheon
July 1991
Special Session of the Texas Legislature
Angelina County Chamber
NAACP [National Association for the Advancement of Colored People] National Convention
Texas Commission on Alcohol and Drug Abuse
Higher Education Appointees
TCTA Convention [teachers' organization]
Texas Medical Association Building Dedication Ceremony
Laredo Solidarity Bridge Dedication
San Antonio Education Fund
August 1991
Governor's televised address (lottery)
Memorial service for Representative Larry Evans
Appointee Training Seminar
AFL-CIO Convention
September 1991
Governor's 15th Annual Texas Volunteer Conference Awards
October 1991
Houston Forum Club
Untitled [Texas and Mexico relations]
University of Texas College of Education Advisory Council Dinner
Southwest Texas State University Writers Dedication
Northeast Texas Economic Developers Roundtable
Texas Conference on Small Business
Panola County Jail Dedication Ceremony
November 1991
Lubbock Eagle Scouts
East Texas University Women's Enrichment Series
Tribute to Nacho Garza
Texas Research League annual meeting
State Bar of Texas Women and the Law Section Annual Seminar
Communities Organized for Public Service Fall Assembly
Champion International's Newsprint Recycling Plant Groundbreaking Ceremony
San Antonio Chamber of Commerce
Centro Medico
El Paso Chamber
December 1991
Governor's Health Policy Task Force
Greater Dallas Chamber of Commerce
Carter-Menil and Rothko Chapel Human Rights Awards
National Association of Insurance Commissioners
January 1992
Texas Energy Museum Annual Dinner
General Motors' Arlington Plant
Senator Ralph Yarborough Dinner
Appointee Training Seminar
Young Presidents Organization
TEA Mid-Winter Conference
February 1992
National Association of Secretaries of State
Higher Education Appointees Seminar
Mt. Pleasant Chamber of Commerce
March 1992
Polk County Chamber of Commerce
Muleshoe Chamber of Commerce
Infant Mental Health Advocacy Conference
International Academy of Trial lawyers
Superintendent Summit
Texas Fleet Purchasers
Legislative Business Conference
Washington Gridiron
April 1992
Flower Mound Chamber of Commerce
Texas Chamber of Commerce
A.H. Belo Corporation Sesquicentennial Celebration
Alternative Fuels Symposium
Texas Health Policy Task Force
Greater Houston Partnership
May 1992
St. Edwards University Commencement
University of Houston Commencement
Smith College Commencement (Northampton, Massachusetts)
University of Texas Commencement
Dallas Ambassadors Forum
Galveston Chamber of Commerce
Texas Narcotics Control Program
Texas Hospital Association Annual Convention
June 1992
Girls State
60th United States Conference of Mayors
September 1992
American Society of Association Executives
Texas Industrial Development Council
Appointee Training Seminar
Lyndon Baines Johnson School Health Conference
San Antonio Police Awards Banquet
October 1992
Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University
TACADA Conference [substance abuse control organization]
John Carroll University
Texas Summit on Adolescent Pregnancy Prevention
1992 Fortune 500 Forum
November 1992
Fourth Called Session of the 72nd Texas Legislature
National Invitational Conference on Total Quality Management and the National Education Goals
Texas Research League Annual Luncheon
December 1992
Civil Rights Conference
16th Annual Texas Volunteer Conference
January 1993
Joint Session of the 73rd Texas Legislature
Grand Prairie Chamber of Commerce Awards Banquet
Bay City Centennial Kick-off Luncheon
February 1993
Austin Urban League Equal Opportunity Banquet
Texas Municipal League Legislative Briefing and Luncheon
Texas Quality Awards Luncheon
Alice Chamber of Commerce
Cuatro Caminos
Introduction of Honorable Jim Wright to a Joint Session of the 73rd Texas Legislature in Celebration of the Bicentennial of the Birth of Sam Houston
Plainview Chamber of Commerce
Texas Medical Association Winter Leadership Conference
Texas Independence Day Celebration
March 1993
Association of Texas Colleges and Universities
Cattle Raisers Association
Tribute to Sam Houston, Sam Houston State University
Greater Austin Council on Alcoholism and Drug Abuse Dinner
Texas College of Advanced Judicial Studies
Temple Capital for a Day
Appointee Training Seminar
pension Real Estate Association
Skills for the American Work Force Conference
April 1993
Elizabeth Sutherland Carpenter Lectureship Featuring First Lady Hillary Rodham Clinton
Martin Luther King, Jr. Community Center
Corpus Christi Joint Area Rotary Clubs
1993 Governor's Environmental Excellence Awards
New Mexico Conference on Strengthening Quality in Schools
Sematech President's Day
May 1993
Untitled [press release? regarding public school funding]
Incarnate Word High School Commencement
Women Airforce Service Pilots Memorial
Harmony Awards
June 1993
Girls State
Texas Supreme Court Historical Society Dinner
Houston Livestock and Rodeo Scholarships
American Express Review of Travel Dinner
July 1993
Governor's Commission for Women
Sheriff's Association of Texas Annual Training Conference
Appointee Training Seminar
TAMACC 18th Annual Convention
August 1993
Association of Trial Lawyers of America
National Medical Association
Texas Association of Counties
Dallas Urban League
September 1993
Texas Natural Resources Conservation Commission
Carthage, Texas
Texas Christian University Fall Convocation
Reception Honoring AIDS Services of Austin
Sheppard Air Force Base
Paris Lions Club
October 1993
American Magazine Conference
Sweet Briar College
Texas Parks and Wildlife Expo Banquet
Texans' War on Drugs Conference
North Texas Quality Expo
County Judges and Commissioners Association of Texas Educational Conference
Missionary Baptist Ministers State Conference
November 1993
Centennial Commission Tenth-Year Reunion
Clear Lake, Texas
NAFTA [North American Free Trade Agreement] Small Business Forum
Marshall Chamber of Commerce
11th Annual Tax Assessor-Collectors' Seminar
December 1993
Dallas Youth Summit
Inauguration of Joann Horton as President of Texas Southern University
158th Grand Communication of the Grand Lodge of Texas Ancient Free and Accepted Masons
Victoria Board of Realtors 39th Anniversary Installation Banquet
January 1994
Houston Club Centennial Distinguished Speaker Series
Planned Parenthood of Houston Public Affairs Luncheon
1994 Texas Women's Hall of Fame Awards Ceremony
Association for the Advancement of Mexican Americans
1st Annual City-Wide Martin Luther King, Jr. Celebration, (Austin)
Abilene Capital For A Day
Board Meeting of the Texas Department of Human Services
Clear Lake Area Economic Development Foundation Annual Membership Meeting
Texas Commission on Children and Youth
February 1994
Young Presidents Organization
Texas Chamber of Commerce
Texas A&M International University Groundbreaking Ceremony
San Antonio Youth Summit
Kingsville Capital for a Day Town Hall Meeting
Temple Emanu-El 20th Anniversary Interfaith Sabbath
Fourth National Conference on Drugs and Crime
Oak Cliff Chamber of Commerce Annual Membership Meeting
March 1994
San Marcos Public Library Dedication Ceremony
April 1994
Baylor Law School 1994 Law Day Banquet
Vidal M. Trevino School of Communications and Fine Arts Dedication Ceremony
1994 Governor's Awards for Environmental Excellence
El Paso Youth Summit
Houston Rotary Club
Texas Police Chiefs
Dedication of the Camp Fire Youth Development Center
Bryan/College Station Capital for a Day Town Hall Meeting
North Texas Oil and Gas Association Meeting
May 1994
Governor's Statewide Youth Summit
Texas Tech University School of Law Celebration of 25 Years of Public Service
University of Texas School of Law Sunflower Ceremony
Galveston County Meals on Wheels Rally
Beaumont Capital for a Day
Texas Insurance Purchasing Alliance Press Conference
Appointee Training Seminar
June 1994
Bluebonnet Girls State
Conference on Women's History
Lubbock Children's Home
TIPRO 48th Annual Convention
American Nurses Association 1994 Convention Opening Ceremony
Texas Department of Public Safety
Recruit School graduation
Grayson County Capital For a Day


Scheduling Office Files:

Day Files, 1990-1994
(15 ft.).
Scope and Contents of the Day Files
Records are correspondence, invitations, memos, faxes, notes, event activity forms, and related records including printed material, clippings, press releases, proclamations, lists, and a few photographs and press kits. Materials date from January 1991 to December 1994 and are the Scheduling Office's day files used in planning Governor Ann Richards' activities. Types of events covered include bill signings, speaking engagements, fund raisers, meetings with small groups and individuals, appearances at conferences and conventions, political events, and vacations. Correspondence and memos are usually between governor's staff and persons organizing events. Related materials provide background information on events. Arrangement is chronological by date of event, followed by a small group of miscellaneous files.
95-019/611(05620224)Day files, January-May 1991
95-019/612(05262219)Day files, June-September 1991
Receptions/ drop-ins, June-July 1991
Weekly calendar drafts, June-July 1991
95-019/613(05262718)Day files, October-December 1991
(95-019/61405265352)Day files, January-April 1992
95-019/609(05607106)Day files, May 1992
95-019/615(05260982)Day files, June-August 1992
Correspondence, August 1992
95-019/889(05262387)Day files, September-November 1992
95-019/617(05607401)Day files, December 1992-March 7, 1993
95-019/888(05262401)Day files, March-April 1993
95-019/621(05262682)Day files, April 1993
95-019/967(05261475)Day files, May-June 1993
95-019/620(05607343)Day files, July-September 16, 1993
95-019/621(05262682)Day files, September 17-November 1993
95-019/622(05263561)Day files, December 1993-March 1994
95-019/622b(07674181) April 1994-August 1994
95-019/919(05157274)Day files, June 1994
95-019/919(05257274)Day files, August 1994-January 1995
Declined Invitations, 1990-1995,
(40 ft.).
Scope and Contents of the Declined Invitations
Records are correspondence, invitations, memos, event activity sheets, and related materials, dating from December 1990 to January 1995. Files are records of invitations which Governor Ann Richards declined. Records are not in folders, but materials related to a specific event are stapled together. Arrangement of files from December 1990 to November 1991 is somewhat chronological. Arrangement of records from January 1992 to January 1995 is numerical, which is somewhat chronological by date received in office. Files for January 1992 to August 1992 were reorganized at some point, with invitations from legislators separated.
95-019/610(05607183)Declined Invitations:
December 1990-November 1991, January 1992
Meeting assignments other than Ann Richards
95-019/831(05257106)1-5900, September-December 1991, January-August 1992
95-019/831a(07145781)5327-5940, 3094, 5081, September-December 1992
95-019/830(05611974)5950-6299, September-December 1992
95-019/973(05261497)6300-6799, October-November 1992
95-019/825(05607194)6800-7199, September-November 1992
95-019/858(05252784)7200-7599, November-December 1992
95-019/939(05262398)7600-7999, December 1992-January 1993
95-019/839(05260279)8000-8399, January 1993
(95-019/97805260450)8400-8799, January-February 1993
95-019/838(05257150)8800-9199, February 1993
95-019/824(05265476)9200-9649, March 1993
95-019/836(05258572)9650-10097, March 1993
95-019/837(05257300)10100-10499, April 1993
95-019/822(05265410)10500-10999, April-May 1993
95-019/852(05262274)11000-11499, May 1993
95-019/821(05265614)11500-11999, June 1993
95-019/740(05261840)12000-12449, June-July 1993
95-019/698(05261748)12450-12849, July-August 1993
95-019/623(05260472)12850-13249, August-September 1993
95-019/624(10561828)13250-13599, September 1993
95-019/625(05262693)13600-13999, September-October 1993
95-019/626(05607398)14000-14399, October 1993
95-019/627(05265487)14400-14749, October-November 1993
95-019/628(05262194)14750-15149, November 1993
95-019/629(05607569)15150-15550, December 1993
95-019/630(05263925)15550-15999, December 1993-January 1994
95-019/631(05264178)16000-16449, January-February 1994
95-019/632(05263914)16450-16898, February-March 1994
95-019/633(05264123)16900-17299, March 1994
95-019/634(05264190)17300-17749, March-April 1994
95-019/635(05264087)17750-18199, April-May 1994
95-019/636(05264101)18200-18649, May-June 1994
95-019/637(05264112)18650-19099, June-July 1994
95-019/638(05264189)19100-19599, July-August 1994
95-019/639(05264203)19600-19799, August 1994
95-019/823(05265396)19800-20199, August-September 1994
95-019/903(05261726)20200-20549, September 1994
95-019/945(05261872)20550-20899, October 1994
95-019/806(05262955)20900-21299, October-November 1994
95-019/904(05261737)21300-21663, November 1994-January 1995
Governor's Daily Schedules, 1991-1994
(1 ft.).
Scope and Contents of the Governor's Daily Schedules
Records consist of schedules listing Governor Ann Richards' activities for each day. Schedules date from January 1991 to February 1994, with some gaps. The schedules provide information on events, including location, Richards' contact person, event contact, phone number, remarks (to be made by her: brief, none, etc.), press (open or closed), dress (casual, business, etc.), number in attendance, introduced by, FYI notes (who accompanied her, possible schedule changes, etc.), and reason for event (Richards' requested meeting, annual event, etc.). Portions of the schedules have been blacked out. Activities of the governor include meetings with legislators, staff, and constituents, attendance at conferences, board and commission meetings, fundraising events, and inauguration and swearing-in ceremonies. Daily schedules are not available for December 1-3, 1992, January and May-December, 1993, parts of January and February, 1994, and all of March 1994-January 1995. Gaps may be filled by information contained in the Schedule press releases series. Arrangement is chronological.
95-019/828(05611781)Governor's daily schedules, January 1991-February 1994


Ombudsman Files, 1990-1995
(7 ft.).

Scope and Contents of the Ombudsman Files
Governor Ann Richards created the Office of the Ombudsman to provide citizens with a means to register their opinions, secure needed information, and obtain assistance with concerns they had about state agencies, boards, and commissions through a toll-free hotline. The office directed those concerns to the governor and other state officials, referred citizens to sources of assistance, and, when necessary, investigated state services to determine whether policies or procedures needed to be changed. The Ombudsman's mission was to cut red tape and bureaucratic stonewalling by reporting to the Governor state agencies that failed to meet the test of the highest quality of service, efficiency, and financial management. Annette LoVoi served as the Governor's Ombudsman during Ann Richards' tenure in office.
Records are correspondence with attachments including clippings and legal and financial documents, reports, notes, a few audiocassettes and photographs, and a computer tape, dating from 1991 to 1995. Most of the records are complaints (with some praise) from citizens about nursing home care, insurance coverage, harassment, discrimination, various state agencies (such as the Texas Employment Commission, the State Board of Insurance, and the Texas Alcoholic Beverage Commission) and waste in state government. One box contains several files on the Texas Alcoholic Beverage Commission's hiring practices, the Texas Department of Health's regulation of nursing homes, and problems with the Employees Retirement System of Texas. There are also briefings and reports created by the Ombudsman regarding specific problems at various agencies; correspondence and resource material on the Governor's Youth Summit, and a computer tape of database files. Records in the first box appear to be grouped by subject. The citizen correspondence is filed generally by year, within each year there is no order, although it appears there was intent to file alphabetically by correspondent.
[Confidential materials removed to 97-185/1 and RESTRICTED]
95-019/928(05262183)Ombudsman Files:
Texas Alcoholic Beverage Commission, 1991-1994
Port of entry employee complaint, 1992-1993
Correspondence, 1991, 1993
Review of hiring practice, Texas Alcoholic Beverage Commission response, 1991
Personnel action reports, 1992-1994
Texas Department of Health [re: nursing homes], 1991-1992, 1994
Attorney General (list of files sent), 1991
Correspondence, miscellaneous, 1991-1992, 1994
Employees Retirement System, 1991-1993
Ombudsman briefings, reviews, reports on various agencies, 1991-1992
Texas Department of Commerce
"Ombudsman Listening Post"
Texas Alcoholic Beverage Commission
Review of Hiring Practices
Fire Department Emergency Board
Executive Briefing Paper
Executive Briefing Memo
The Fire Department Emergency Board
Texas Department of Human Services
Executive Briefing Paper
Public and Employee Comments
Briefing Report on the Reliability of Data
Used to Set Private Passenger Automobile Rates
Review of Consulting Fees for Sunset Liaison at the Texas Housing Agency
Texas Alcoholic Beverage Commission
Executive Summary of Comments and Complaints Received by the Ombudsman Office
Texas Employment Commission
Executive Briefing Paper
Public and Employee Comments
Railroad Crossing Safety
State Department of Highways and Public Transportation
Environmental Issues
Executive Briefing Paper
Public Comments
Texas Water Commission
Partnership for Public Input
Texas Department of Health
Review of Nursing Home Regulation
Texas Department of Human Services
Management Information Systems Division
"Ombudsman Listening Post"
Make Texas a Good Place to Grow Old
[2 Reports]
Recommendations on Improving the Quality of Care in Nursing Homes
General Services Commission
Preliminary Suggestions on State Procurement Practices and Procedures
Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation
Report to the Commission on a Review by the Governor's Ombudsman Office
Youth summit letters, 1994
General correspondence
Petition, unidentified
Inspector General conference
Governor's first town hall meeting, Sulphur Springs
Honorary Texan certificate
Ombudsman speeches and presentations
Requests for reports
Complaints/problems, 1994-1995
Youth summit materials, 1994
Flood recovery booklets, 1994
Proposal to Texas Education Agency, 1994
"The Pancho and Lefty Academy"
95-019/887(05260199)Correspondence, 1990-1991
Nursing homes
Government spending/waste
Texas Guaranteed Student Loan Corporation
Child support
Texas State Board of Private Investigators
Texas Rehabilitation Commission
SSI [Supplementary Security Income]
Department of Public Safety
Texas Air Control Board
State Board of Insurance
MHMR [Department of Mental Health and Mental Retardation]
Texas Department of Criminal Justice
Texas Department of Human Services
Texas Alcoholic Beverage Commission
Child Protective Services
Child abuse
Texas Department of Health
Railroad crossing safety
Texas State Board of Medical Examiners
Board of Veterinary Medical Examiners
Public Utility Commission
Texas prisons
Texas Department of Highways
95-019/898(05261704)Correspondence, 1990-1991
Nursing homes
Government spending/waste
Texas Guaranteed Student Loan Corporation
Child support
Texas State Board of Private Investigators
Texas Rehabilitation Commission
SSI [Supplementary Security Income]
Department of Public Safety
Texas Air Control Board
State Board of Insurance
MHMR [Department of Mental Health and Mental Retardation]
Texas Department of Criminal Justice
Texas Department of Human Services
Texas Alcoholic Beverage Commission
Child Protective Services
Child abuse
Texas Department of Health
Railroad crossing safety
Texas State Board of Medical Examiners
Texas Youth Commission
Board of Veterinary Medical Examiners
Public Utility Commission
Texas prisons
Texas Department of Highways
95-019/900(05256227)Correspondence, 1991
Social Security/Disability
Nursing homes
Child abuse
Board of Dental Examiners
Board of Medical Examiners
95-019/899(05256103)Correspondence, 1991-1992
Nursing homes
Problems with state agencies
Workers' compensation
Birth defects
95-019/863(05263018)Correspondence, 1992-1993
Nursing homes
Problems with state agencies
Workers' compensation
Child abuse
Child custody
95-019/887(05260199)Correspondence, [Audio tapes and photos removed] 1993-1994
Texas Department of Health and Human Services
Texas Employment Commission
Texas Department of Criminal Justice
University of Texas
Texas Department of Public Safety
Texas Department of Transportation
Texas Department of Protective and Regulatory Services
Nursing homes
Child abuse
Mandatory sexual education in schools
APPAC [Adolescent Pregnancy and Parenthood Advisory Council]
Texas Department of Insurance
95-019/808(05262933)Computer tape of Ombudsman database files, ASCII delimited records, 1991-1994


Crime Victim Clearinghouse Files, 1989-1994
(2 ft.).

Scope and Contents of the Crime Victim Clearinghouse Files
Records are correspondence, memoranda, clippings, proclamations, grant applications and related materials, newsletters, publications, brochures, programs, reports, notes, training materials, press releases, copies of legislation, proposals, speeches, a videotape, a photograph, and a directory. Materials date from 1989 to 1994 and are files of the Texas Crime Victim Clearinghouse, a division within the Governor's Office funded by grants from the Criminal Justice Division of the Governor's Office. Files cover the grant application process, programs and products created or sponsored by the clearinghouse, and projects in which the clearinghouse participated. These include the Victim Assistance Resource Directory, the 9th Annual Training Conference on Crime Victim Assistance, the video tape "A Miranda for Victims," the 1993 Governor's Awards for Crime Victim Assistance, the State of Texas Crisis Response Team, the 1994 Crime Victim Rights Summit, the LBJ School of Public Affairs study on property crime victims, and the Clearinghouse Update newsletter. Records are arranged by type of material.
95-019/865(05262809)Crime Victim Clearinghouse Files:
Proclamations, Crime Victims' Rights Week, 1991, 1993-1994
Grant files:
FY 1994
FY 1993
FY 1992
FY 1990
FY 1991
University of Texas/Lyndon B. Johnson School study [on property crime victims], 1990-1992
Press releases, 1994
1994 Crime Victim Rights Summit
New director Karen Kalergis, 1991
Senate Concurrent Resolution 26 [re: abuse-related murders], 1991
Governor on stalking, 1991-1993, undated
Governor on crime, 1991-1993
95-019/886(05260111)Program, 9th Annual Governor's Training Conference on Crime Victim Assistance, 1994
LEA [Law Enforcement Assistance?] training manual, [Video, "A Miranda for Victims," removed] undated
Starter kit, Victim Assistance Coordinator, 1992, undated
Starter kit, Law enforcement and victim assistance, 1993, undated
LEA training materials, undated
Victim Rights Summit, 1994
1993 Governor's Awards for Crime Victim Assistance Program
State of Texas Crisis Response Team:
Crisis Response Team history/tracking, 1991-1993
NOVA [National Organization for Victim Assistance] National Training, [Photograph removed] 1992
Interagency coordination, 1991-1992
Texas State Training Program, 1989, 1992-1993
Responses, Fritch, 1992
Responses, Killeen, 1991-1992
Responses, Buna, 1993
Responses, Waco, 1993
Responses, Mountain View, 1993
Victim Assistance Resource Directory, 1992


Governor's Commission for Women, Office of Community Leadership Files, 1979, 1983-1994
(1 ft.)

Scope and Contents of the Governor's Commission for Women, Office of Community Leadership Files
Governor Mark White established the fourth Governor's Commission for Women on April 13, 1983 by executive order MW-4. Governors William P. Clements and Ann Richards continued the commission through executive orders WPC 87-1 and AWR 91-13. Governor Richards charged the 29-member commission in November 1991 with developing strategies to improve the mental, physical, and emotional health of women in Texas, focusing attention on special needs of women and families relating to health and safety, supporting research activities that seek to incorporate needs of women in the long-range planning process for Texas, participating with other established task forces and policy groups, securing recognition of citizens' accomplishments and contributions to Texas, maintaining a clearinghouse of information on the status of women, monitoring federal and state legislation relating to issues affecting women, and establishing a State Agency Council to assist the commission in fulfilling its charge. The Commission made written reports to the governor and met quarterly. The commission members' terms expired February 1, 1993.
Records are correspondence, reports, memoranda, publications, printed material, clippings, photographs, executive orders, guidelines, lists, minutes, agenda, nomination forms, newsletters, notes, proposals, speeches, press releases, legislation, articles, programs, resolutions, and registration forms. Materials date from 1979, 1983-1994, and are files of the Governor's Commission for Women. Subjects include the Texas Women's Hall of Fame, the State Agency Council to the Governor's Commission for Women, women in state government, health care for women, women's organizations, women and the law, anencephaly (and other neural tube defects), adolescent pregnancy prevention, breast cancer, and the Statewide Health Coordinating Council. Cynthia Galvan served as executive director. Materials do not appear to be arranged in any order.
95-019/920(05612004)Governor's Commission for Women:
State Agency Council, Governor's Commission for Women, 1987-1993
Women's Commission weekly reports, 1991-1993
Commission for Women, 1983-1993, undated
Governor's Executive Orders
Creation of Commission
Biennial reports
1993 Texas Women's Hall of Fame inductees, 1992-1993
Commission for Women minutes, 1990-1993
Women's Research Center Project, 1991-1992, undated
"Parity 2000: Achieving Equity for Women in Higher Education" report, 1991
[Texas Women's] Hall of Fame, 1984-1993
Awards ceremonies
Governor's memoranda, 1987-1990
Women in Texas Week
Commission on Women, 1979, 1989-1993
Leadership Texas
State Agency Council
Biennial report, 1989-1991
Printed material
National Association of Commissions on Women newsletter, 1991
Handbook for Commissions on the Status of Women
1994 Texas Women's Hall of Fame, 1993-1994
Incoming correspondence (Hall of Fame), 1992-1993
Agendas, 1987-1993
Health Care of Texas Women
Governor's Commission for Women newsletter, April 1992
Photographs, 1991
[Photographs separated and placed with Ann Richards Photographs]
Outgoing correspondence, 1991-1993
Press releases, Commission for Women, 1991-1992
Resolutions, 1991-1992
Policy and Issues Committee, 1991, undated
Texas Women's Conference, 1991-1992
Reproductive health care
Women's Legislative Days, 1991-1993
Appointments, (Possible candidates for the Governor's Commission for Women) 1993
Women's organizations, 1992, undated
El Paso
Women and the law [State Bar of Texas], 1987, 1989-1991
Women in state government (executive branch), 1989-1992
WESG [Women Executives in State Government]
Strategic planning, 1992, undated
Texas Cancer Council
Governor's Office
Governor's Commission for Women
Biennial report, Governor's Commission for Women, 1991-1993
Anencephaly, 1979, 1987-1992
Printed material
Border health
Birth defects
Witches, Midwives and Nurses, A History of Women Healers, by Barbara Ehrenreich and Deirdre English, undated
Questionnaire, undated
Health and human services, 1991-1992
School-Age Pregnancy and Prevention Clearinghouse
Teen Birth Data and Statistics in 254 Texas Counties
Breast cancer, 1994
Texas Breast and Cervical Cancer Plan
The Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation
Statewide Health Coordinating Council, 1992, undated
Women's health care
Adolescent pregnancy prevention
Neural tube defects, 1992
Border birth defects
Brownsville Community Health Center materials
Congressional Hispanic Caucus birth defects research program
Neural tube defects in Cameron County
Adolescent pregnancy prevention, 1988-1991
Report from Adolescent Pregnancy and Parenthood Advisory Council
Evaluating Pregnancy-Related Teen Service Programs by David P. Smith
Family planning services and funding in Texas


Governor's Commission on People with Disabilities Correspondence, 1980-1994,
(2 ft.).

Scope and Contents of the Governor's Commission on People with Disabilities Correspondence
The Governor's Committee on Employment for the Handicapped was first created by Governor Dolph Briscoe in 1978 through Executive Order DB-40. Executive orders by governors William P. Clements in 1981 (WPC-14A) and 1987 (WPC 87-16) and Mark White in 1983 (MW-10) continued the committee, with Executive Order MW-10 changing the name to Governor's Committee for Disabled Persons. In 1991 the Governor's Committee on People with Disabilities was created statutorily by Senate Bill 381, 72nd Legislature, Regular Session in order to continue the functions of the Council on Disabilities, which was abolished on the recommendation of the Sunset Commission. Functions of the governor's committee set forth in SB. 381 include monitoring the state's compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (ADA), providing information to the public regarding ADA, serving as a liaison with other organizations assisting the disabled, promoting coordination of services for persons with disabilities, making recommendations to the governor on programs supporting persons with disabilities, monitoring the implementation of a long-range state plan for Texans with disabilities, and issuing awards and other recognitions to persons and organizations making a difference for persons with disabilities. Virginia Roberts has served as executive director of the governor's committee since January 1981.
Records are correspondence and memoranda with attachments including minutes, agenda, clippings, and printed material. Records date from 1980 to 1994 and are the correspondence files of the Governor's Committee on People with Disabilities. Subjects include implementation of the Americans with Disabilities Act, complaints and praise from constituents regarding accessibility to public places, the Sunset Commission review process, a long-range state plan for Texans with disabilities, activities of the Council on Disabilities, mayor's committees on disabilities, conferences and workshops, and awards ceremonies. Correspondence is arranged in reverse chronological order by year. Within each year, correspondence is sometimes in reverse chronological order and other years is in no particular order.
95-019/914a(7085511)Governor's Commission on People with Disabilities correspondence, 1990-1994
95-019/914b (5258517)Governor's Commission on People with Disabilities correspondence, 1980-1990


Office of Music, Film, Television, and Multimedia Industries Files, 1980-1993 (bulk 1988-1993)
(6 ft.)

Scope and Contents of the Office of Music, Film, Television, and Multimedia Industries Files
The Texas Film Commission and Texas Music Office moved from the Texas Department of Commerce's Business Development Division to the Office of the Governor after Ann Richards became Governor in 1991. The Office of Music, Film, Television, and Multimedia Industries, which is managed by the Programs Office, promotes the entertainment industry in Texas. The office works to increase the amount of film and television production in the state and publicizes and promotes Texas music talent.
Records are correspondence, lists, memos, photos, invitations, articles, notes, schedules, clippings, printed material, press releases, film proposals, resumes, and audio tapes dating 1980-1993 (bulk 1988-1993). Materials detail Ann Richards' involvement in encouraging the film industry to utilize Texas' resources, first as State Treasurer through correspondence with Joseph Dial, and later as Governor. Records focus on the film and television aspect of the office. Files include correspondence of several Film Commission directors, including Dana Shelton, Tom Copeland, and Joseph Dial. Correspondence is arranged chronologically as well as by governor or commission staff member. Location expo files are arranged chronologically. Personnel files are arranged alphabetically.
RESTRICTION: Personnel files are closed and confidential. The former employee or his/her designee is the only one allowed access to the file. Once the retention period has been reached, files will be destroyed.
95-019/938(05260315)Office of Music, Film, Television, and Multimedia Industries:
Ann Richards correspondence
November-December 1993
September-October 1993
[Confidential resumes removed and RESTRICTED]
July-August 1993
May-June 1993
March-April 1993
January-February 1993
July-December 1992
Film script, "The Ballad of Hondo Crouch"
Screenplay, "New West"
January-June 1992
[Confidential resumes removed and RESTRICTED] [Photographs removed]
Challenging correspondence, 1980, 1984-1986, 1990-1993
Governor's Office correspondence and phone list
Findlay, Deborah, 1988
Los Angeles trip, August 1, 1993
Texas film marketing events, 1991
Los Angeles VIP reception and gala, September 1991
Guest lists
[5" computer disk removed]
95-019/944(05261985)Governor's Office correspondence
Clements, Bill, 1984, 1989
White, Mark, 1983-1984, 1986
Texas Film Commission
Expenditures, 1990-1991
Expenditure reports
Advertising costs
Operating budget
Capital outlay
Consumable supplies and materials
Membership dues
Operating expenses
Professional fees and services
Travel vouchers
Copeland, Tom
Davis, Joy
Dial, Joseph
Kline, Liz
Pirie, Carol
Wilkins, Walt
95-019/935(05260257)Correspondence, 1988-1990
Copeland, Tom
Dial, Joseph
Kline, Liz
Pirie, Carol
Wilkins, Walt
Copeland, Tom
Davis, Joy
Dial, Joseph
Kline, Liz
Pirie, Carol
Sandoloski, Ellen
Shelby, Mark
Shelton, Dana
Copeland, Tom
Davis, Joy
Kline, Liz
Pirie, Carol
Sandoloski, Ellen
Shelton, Dana
95-019/969(05261624)Location Expo
Printed material
Booth literature
Brunch celebration of motion pictures and television
RSVP lists
Menu items
Expenditure reports
Operating expenses
Conference account
Badges and name tags
Rules and regulations
Expenditure reports
Operating expenses
Conference account
Rules and regulations
Conference account
Invoices and receipts
Expenses/purchase requisitions
Booth design, fabrication, shipping
Bid for Location Expo booth
Texas Film Commission personnel files
[Removed to 95-019/969b and RESTRICTED]
95-019/969b(07265863)Texas Film Commission
Personnel files [Photographs removed]
Booth, Nancy
Davis, Joy
Dial, Joseph
Dreesen, Alma Kuttruff
Earll, Stephen
Fehr, Grant
Hamel-Munoz, Theresa
Jackson, Carolyn
Kline, Liz [Elizabeth]
Kuttruff, Alma [see Alma Kuttruff Dreeson]
Mayer-Oakes, Drew [Andrew]
Mitchell, Andra
Mossinghoff, Kristine
Nul, Julia
Rexrode, Cecyle
Sandoloski, Ellen
Shelby, Mark
Shelton, Dana
Smith, Joel
Walden, Janice
Wilkins, Walt
Wolfe, Pat
95-019/804(05263186)Travel expenses
Tom Copeland
Joy Davis
Joseph Dial
Liz Kline
Drew Mayer-Oakes
Marlene Saritzky
Walt Wilkins


Human Resources Office Files, 1991-1995
(0.4 ft.).

Scope and Contents of the Human Resources Office Files
Records are policy and procedure manuals, memoranda, printed material, reports, correspondence, unemployment claims, and a video tape, dating from 1991-1995. Files are records of the Human Resources office in the Office of the Governor. Subjects include ethics, policies and procedures, hiring practices, training, and Governor's Office programs for Take Our Daughters To Work Day. Files are arranged in no particular order.
RESTRICTION: Unemployment compensation claims are closed and confidential. The former employee or his/her designee is the only one allowed access to the file. Once the retention period has been reached, the files will be destroyed.
95-019/804(05263186)Human Resources Office Files:
Position classification review report, 1991-1994
Staff training
Sexual harassment training, 1991
Governor's Center for Management Development, 1993-1994
Leadership development training
Senior management development program, 1993-1994
Human Resources Information System [HRIS] minority hiring reports, 1991-1994
[Original copies containing Social Security Numbers have been removed to 95-019/805b and RESTRICTED; photocopies with SSNs deleted have been placed in folders]
Hiring statistics, [re: Human Resource Information System minority hiring report] 1991-1994
Personnel action summaries
Equal Employment Opportunity hiring reports, 1994
[Original copies containing Social Security Numbers have been removed to 95-019/805b and RESTRICTED; photocopies with SSNs deleted have been placed in folders]
Unemployment compensation claims, 1992-1993
[Removed to 95-019/805b and RESTRICTED]
Personnel policy and procedures manual, 1991
Ethics policy, 1992
Laws governing conduct of state employees, undated
Take Our Daughters To Work program, 1993-1994
Printed material
Ms. Foundation for Women
Take Our Daughters to Work organizers kit
Proclamations for Take Our Daughters to Work Day(s)
Lists of employees participating
General correspondence, 1994
State of Texas job application, 1994
"Guideposts to Self-Discovery" by the Texas Women's Commission, videotape and survey form, undated
[Removed and placed with video collection]

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