New and Updated Collections

This page provides information about what is new or has been updated within the Texas Digital Archive. The page is updated as new records are added to the archive, and is listed in reverse chronological order (newest first). Links will take users to the finding aid page related to the collection that was added.

July 2017


New: World War I materials added to the TDA!

2017 marks the centennial of United State entry into World War I. In honor of this, we have added digitized copies of selected TSLAC materials related to the Great War. The Frank S. Tillman collection is available at this link; it contains printed material, diaries, rosters, lists of wartime deaths, and assorted material produced between 1915 and 1939, documenting and describing the participation of Texas soldiers in World War I. The 36th Division Association papers relate to Texans experience during World War I, railroads in Texas, and the San Jacinto Monument. The General John A. Hulen papers photographs series have been augmented with selected panoramas, oversized photographs and military portraits. For research convenience, we have added a new section to the TDA providing access to material based on special subject interests. The homepage for that section can be found at this location.
July 25, 2017

Updated: Texas Historical Commission, History Programs Division records

We have added additional marker files for the History Programs Division records and updated descriptive information about the existing markers to make information easier to find. The Texas Historical Commission (THC) administers programs to preserve the architectural, archeological, historical and cultural resources of Texas. The History Programs Division of the THC provides preservation assistance to county historical commissions, museums, nonprofit preservation organizations, state and federal agencies, local governments, students, educators, and the general public. Records in these files include correspondence, memos, minutes, surveys, inscriptions, lists and project files of historical markers…click here to read more about this collection.
July 19, 2017

June 2017


New: Online exhibits page and Historic Flags collection exhibit now in the TDA

TSLAC’s online exhibits are now accessible through the TDA website. This is part of a larger effort to streamline access to the Texas State Archives’ electronic holdings to a central area. Click here to access the new online exhibits homepage. The Historic Flags of Texas exhibit and collection have also been added to the TDA and are accessible through this link.
June 13, 2017

New: Employees Retirement Systems of Texas records

The Employees Retirement System of Texas (ERS) oversees retirement and health benefits for State of Texas employees to provide for, protect, and enhance the economic well-being of members, retirees, and their beneficiaries through effectively managing benefit programs, using sound actuarial principles and available resources consistent with applicable laws. The programs offered by ERS include benefit payments for both service-related and disability-related retirements and benefits for survivors of active and retired members. The new records in the TDA represent files in the Reports part of the ERS records. Click here to read more about the ERS records.
June 6, 2017

May 2017


New: House of Representatives House Photography records

The Texas House of Representatives is one arm of the Legislature of the State of Texas (the other being the Texas Senate), which the Texas Constitution (Article III, Section 1) vests with all legislative power of the state. House Photography records contain black-and-white and color photographs, contact sheets, negatives, slides, letters received, photograph order forms, policy statements, and product manuals produced and collected by the House Photography department of the Texas House of Representatives, dating 1971-1975, 1977-1979, 1981-1997. Records are from the 62nd through 74th Legislative Session. The department accumulated these records in the course of its work to make photographic portraits of individual state representatives, to photograph events on the floor of the Texas House of Representatives and in other related entities of state government, and to provide photographs at the request of members.  Currently only photos from the 67th Legislature have been digitized.  More will be posted when other sessions are digitized.  Click here to read more about the House Photography records.
May 23, 2017

Updated: Communications Series photographs for the Department of Public Safety now available.

The Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) is the state police agency, charged with enforcing laws, preserving order, and protecting the rights, privileges, property, and well-being of Texas citizens. Photographs were made by Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) photographers to document or promote the activities of the various divisions, personnel, training, equipment, and facilities. These records consist of photographs created by the DPS photo lab. Dated photographs span the period 1937-1965. The Communications series is comprised of 19 folders of photographs. Click here to read more about this collection. A shortcut to these images is also available through the Prints and Photographs collection.
May 18, 2017

New: William Denning Hornaday photograph collection

This collection consists of photographs, photographic postcards, photoengravings and negatives amassed by William Deming Hornaday (1868-1942) to accompany the various articles written in his capacity as a journalist and Director of Publicity for the University of Texas. The images were created by a variety of photographers, the names of whom are mostly unknown. Dates covered are about 1890-about 1940, undated. The photographs depict notable people, places, and events across Texas. The collection also portrays a variety of locations outside the contiguous United States, most notably Mexico, Australia, China, New Zealand, Sri Lanka, Fiji, and Hawaii. Subjects covered include agriculture, bridges, cattle, cityscapes, dwellings, factories, harbors, hunting, hydraulic structures, irrigation farming, landscape, military bases and personnel, mineral industries, the petroleum industry, physical geography, politicians, public buildings, railroads, ranches, and the wool industry. Click here to read more about the Hornaday photograph collection.
May 11, 2017

Updated: Addition to the 9th Legislature Regular and Called Sessions

We have added to the Secretary of State General Laws and Joint Resolutions filed the 9th Legislature General Session and Called Session. These new sets of laws available in the TDA include general laws, joint resolutions filed, and special laws. Click here to access the descriptive guide for the General Laws and Joint Resolutions filed and for access to the addition laws (within the 9th Legislature Regular Session and 9th Legislature Called Session).
May 10, 2017

New: House of Representatives Textbook Investigating Committee audiotapes, 1962

In response to controversy over the content of public school textbooks and assigned student reading in Texas in the 1950s and 1960s, the Texas House of Representatives Textbook Investigating Committee was created (House Simple Resolution 736, 57th Texas Legislature, Regular Session) in 1962 to study the contents of public school American history textbooks that had been approved for use in Texas schools and report its findings to the House of Representatives before the end of the regular session of the 58th Legislature. Economics and home economics textbooks, in addition to literary works used as assigned reading, also came under the committee’s consideration. Audiotapes, dating from 1962, document all of the committee’s public hearings in Austin, Amarillo, and San Antonio, and its two meetings held after the hearings.   Click here to read more about the audiotapes.
May 9, 2017

Updated: Addition to the 8th Legislature Special Laws and Joint Resolutions filed

We have added to the Secretary of State General Laws and Joint Resolutions filed 8th Legislature General Session, Special Laws. This set of laws now includes Chapters 126 to 253, and Joint Resolutions 1 through 5. Click here to access the descriptive guide for the General Laws and Joint Resolutions filed and for access to the addition laws (within the 8th Legislature General Laws).
May 2, 2017

April 2017


NEW: Specialty Fire Insurance Maps search page

To facilitate easier searching of the large collection of fire insurance maps available in the TDA, we have created a specialty search page with drop-down search options. This additional search option replaces the original fire insurance maps searchable database. Access to this page can be found through the Other Online Collections page, the fire insurance maps descriptive guide page, and directly at this page.
April 26, 2017

NEW: Mirabeau Buonaparte Lamar papers

Mirabeau Buonaparte Lamar, second elected president of the Republic of Texas, was a statesman, soldier, historian, and poet. These are Lamar’s personal and official papers as well as material gathered by Lamar as a collector of historical documents with a particular interest in the histories of Texas and Latin American republics. Documents include correspondence, historical manuscripts, clippings, drafts, notes, editorials, poems, maps, reports, legal documents, histories of Texas and Mexico, and biographies of prominent regional figures. Dates are 1756-1859 and undated, bulk 1821-1859. The 1982 publication Calendar of the Papers of Mirabeau Buonaparte Lamar includes a detailed chronological listing of the papers. The calendar has been digitized and is available in the Texas Digital Archive.  Click here to read more about the calendar and papers.
April 13, 2017

NEW: Erminia Thompson Folsom papers

Mariana T. Folsom and her daughter, Erminia T. Folsom, were deeply involved in the woman’s suffrage, peace, and temperance movements in Texas and nationally. Mariana Folsom was also a minister in the Universalist church, while Erminia T. Folsom was active in prison reform and the Herbert Hoover presidential campaign of 1928 and had an interest in Universalism. The Erminia Thompson Folsom papers contain correspondence, literary productions (including lectures), minutes, printed materials, financial documents, and memorabilia, dating 1856-1965 and undated. Although the personalities and careers of these two women can be elucidated to some extent by these papers, particularly through the correspondence and the lectures, fully five-sixths of the collection pertains to the movements themselves, especially suffrage and temperance. The papers document the organization, membership, principles, and activities of these reform movements. The strongest bodies of materials are those dealing with woman’s suffrage (1856-1919) and temperance (1909-1964). The material relating to prison reform (1917-1932) and the peace movement (1866-1960), although small, is rich. A portion of the records have been digitized and are part of the Texas Digital Archive.  Click here to read more about the papers.
April 19, 2017

Updated: Hulen, Graham and Hunnicutt collection URLs

To be as accurate as possible to the nature of the overall collections, we have moved the Hulen, Graham and Hunnicutt collection associations away from the Prints and Photographs and into the Manuscripts. As the content in the TDA is primarily photographs, you will still be able to access the collection pages through the Prints and Photographs. However, the URL has changed to reflect “ownership” by the Manuscripts. Your bookmarks may need to be updated. Please navigate to these collections through the Manuscripts page to obtain the correct URL.
April 19, 2017

NEW: Richard Bachman collection

The Richard Bachman collection is an assembly of papers, ephemera, photographs, and other materials that document the lives and activities of several Texas families from 1825 to 1983, bulk 1840-1920. The families represented, related by marriage, are Elmore, Miller, Obenchain, Wall, Rugeley, Bachman, Hawkins, Guinn, and Pigford. . . Photographs make up a significant portion of the collection and cover nearly 130 years of family and photographic history. The collection contains images in a variety of photographic formats, including cased images, card photographs, snapshots, and Polaroids. The variety of images include a young Confederate soldier, Company C of the Texas Rangers, various family members, and several unidentified individuals. The photographs in this collection have been digitized and are part of the Texas Digital Archive.  Click here to read more about the papers.
April 13, 2017

Updated: Unidentified Series photographs for the Department of Public Safety now available.

The Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) is the state police agency, charged with enforcing laws, preserving order, and protecting the rights, privileges, property, and well-being of Texas citizens. Photographs were made by Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) photographers to document or promote the activities of the various divisions, personnel, training, equipment, and facilities. These records consist of photographs created by the DPS photo lab. Dated photographs span the period 1937-1965. The Unidentified series represents the photographs that were unable to be associated with the other existing series. Click here to read more about this collection.
April 13, 2017

Updated: 7th and 8th Legislature laws now available in the TDA

This addition encompasses the 7th and 8th Regular Legislative sessions. Since 1837, Texas law has required the Secretary of State to contract for the printing of the laws, and to arrange for their distribution. Since 1846, Texas law has required the Secretary of State to receive bills from the Texas Legislature which have become laws, and to bind and maintain such bills and enrolled joint resolutions; and also to deliver a certified copy of these laws (with indices) to the public printer. These laws are an addition to the sets of laws previously digitized and made available through the TDA. Click here to read more about these laws and to access the records.
April 10, 2017

NEW: General John A. Hulen papers

Papers documenting the military career and life of Brigadier General John A. Hulen, who commanded the 72nd Infantry Brigade (1917-1919) and the 36th Infantry Division of the Texas National Guard (1922-1935), consist of correspondence, photographs, and scrapbooks, dating 1887-1960, undated. The records in the Texas Digital Archive include only a subset of the photographs series. Click here to read more about the papers.
April 10, 2017

March 2017


Updated: S Series photographs for the Department of Public Safety now available.

The Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) is the state police agency, charged with enforcing laws, preserving order, and protecting the rights, privileges, property, and well-being of Texas citizens. Photographs were made by Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) photographers to document or promote the activities of the various divisions, personnel, training, equipment, and facilities. These records consist of photographs created by the DPS photo lab. Dated photographs span the period 1937-1965. The S series represents the Safety group of photographs. Click here to read more about this collection.
March 29, 2017

NEW: Texas International Women’s Year Coordinating Committee records

The Texas International Women’s Year (IWY) Coordinating Committee, also known as the Texas Coordinating Committee, was created by Congress in December 1975 with the passage of Public Law 94-167 (HR 9924, 94th Congress, 1975-1977) for the purpose of holding state meetings to elect delegates and adopt resolutions that promoted equal rights to be presented at the National Women’s Conference. The committee planned and held the Texas Women’s Meeting in Austin from June 24 to 26, 1977, where participants voted on delegates and resolutions for the National Women’s Conference held in Houston later that year. A portion of the records have been digitized and are part of the Texas Digital Archive. Click here to read more about the collection.
March 14, 2017

February 2017


Updated: More early Texas Legislature laws now available in the TDA

This addition encompasses the 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, and 14th Legislative sessions. Since 1837, Texas law has required the Secretary of State to contract for the printing of the laws, and to arrange for their distribution. Since 1846, Texas law has required the Secretary of State to receive bills from the Texas Legislature which have become laws, and to bind and maintain such bills and enrolled joint resolutions; and also to deliver a certified copy of these laws (with indices) to the public printer. These laws are an addition to the sets of laws previously digitized and made available through the TDA. Click here to read more about these laws and to access the records.
February 7, 2017

January 2017


NEW: Clyde and Thelma See Glass Plate Negatives Collection

The Clyde and Thelma See glass plate negatives collection consists of 122 glass plate negatives and eight contact prints of Hardin County, Texas, dating about 1905-about 1920. One image was created by Fletcher Photo Company; other creators are unknown. Images are of group portraits, street scenes, and the surrounding area of Saratoga and Batson, Texas. Some of the plates are cracked, broken, or damaged. Click here to read more about the glass plate negatives and to access the records.
January 25, 2017

NEW: L.J. Whitmeyer Glass Plate Negatives Collection

The L.J. Whitmeyer glass plate negatives collection consists of 39 glass plate negatives of Hardin County, Texas, dating about 1890-about 1910. Select images within this collection were created by photographers Hughes and Lane of Batson, Texas. Images are of group portraits, street scenes and the surrounding area of Saratoga and Batson, Texas. Some of the plates are cracked, broken or damaged. Click here to read more about the glass plate negative and to access the records.
January 25, 2017

NEW: Department of Insurance Fire Insurance maps now available in the TDA

The Texas Department of Insurance (TDI) regulates the Texas insurance industry. The Texas State Fire Marshal is a division of the TDI that promotes fire safety through prevention, education and protection. These Department of Insurance State Fire Marshal fire insurance maps are commercially printed and hand-drawn and were used by the State Fire Marshal’s office to determine fire insurance rates for Texas cities and towns. Maps date from 1906 to 1992, undated, bulk dating from 1920 to 1980. Click here to read more about the Fire insurance maps and to access the records.
January 20, 2017

NEW: Representative Sylvester Turner records now in the TDA

The Texas House of Representatives is one arm of the Legislature of the State of Texas (the other being the Texas Senate), which the Texas Constitution (Article III, Section I) vests with all legislative power of the state. Representative Sylvester Turner’s records document his representation of House District 139 (1989-2015) through his legislative activities, constituent casework, and general office operations. Records include correspondence, bill files (including drafts, amendments, and analyses), witness and contact lists, presentations, reports, transcripts, talking points, speeches, meeting minutes and agenda, memorandums, digital images, charts and spreadsheets, labels, news clippings, press releases, and other background materials. Records date 1974, 1981-2015, undated, bulk 2005-2015. Subjects include utilities affordability and accessibility, the criminal justice system, programs aimed at…click here to read more about Representative Turner’s records.
January 12, 2017

NEW: House of Representatives Committee on Saving Taxes public hearing audiotapes and transcript now in the TDA

The Texas House of Representatives Committee on Saving Taxes, appointed during the 56th and 57th Texas Legislature, was given the charge to investigate ways to reduce costs and waste in state government and to devise operational plans for all state departments, agencies, and institutions to provide economical and efficient services to the public. Records of both committees are audiotape recordings of public hearings at which primarily state agency personnel testified, held during 1959-1960 and 1962, and one transcript of the hearing held on March 4, 1960. Each agency’s staff was asked questions concerning the agency’s operations, current expenditures and revenue generated by the agency, and what cost-saving measures could be implemented at the agency itself and throughout state government. The audio recordings described in this finding aid have been digitized and are part of the Texas Digital Archive.. . . Click here to read more about the Committee on Saving Taxes public hearing audiotapes.
January 10, 2017

December 2016


NEW: Parks and Wildlife Department Battleship Texas records now in the TDA

The Texas Parks and Wildlife Department (TPWD) manages the conservation of the state’s natural and cultural resources, conservation education and outreach, and interpretation of cultural and historical resources. Through the TPWD’s efforts in these areas, the USS battleship Texas has become both a National Historic Landmark and a National Mechanical Engineering Landmark. The records consist of prints, ships plans, and a poster reproduction of a painting of the USS Texas from both the U.S. Navy and the TPWD; six audiocassettes containing recordings of Battleship Texas Commission meetings, the campaign to save the Battleship Texas, and the decommissioning ceremony; one 7-inch reel-to-reel audio tape containing a recording of the decommissioning ceremony; one VHS videocassette from the TPWD depicting a condition report and the retirement of the battleship. . . Click here to read more about the Battleship Texas records.
December 14, 2016

Updated: Governor Rick Perry Economic Development and Tourism Commission files now in the TDA

The Economic Development and Tourism Division (EDT) of the Texas Governor’s Office under Governor Rick Perry specialized in encouraging in-state business expansion and relocation as well as promoting domestic and international tourism via partnerships with local convention and visitors bureaus, chambers of commerce, and private travel-related organizations. These records document the regular activities of several sections of the EDT, along with predecessor agencies the Texas Department of Commerce and Texas Department of Economic Development, during the terms of governors Rick Perry, George W. Bush, and Ann Richards. . . Click here to read more about the Economic Development and Tourism records.
December 8, 2016

NEW: Governor Rick Perry Texas Music Office files now in the TDA

The Texas Music Office (TMO) of the Texas Governor’s Office is a state-funded business promotion office and information clearinghouse for the Texas music industry. These records document the TMO’s activities primarily during the terms of office of governors George W. Bush (1995-2000) and Rick Perry (2000-2015), but also include a small amount of materials from the terms of Ann Richards, Bill Clements, and Mark White. Dates range from 1985 to 2015 and undated, with the bulk dating 1993-2012. Records in this series involve both analog and electronic record types including incoming and outgoing correspondence, memoranda, reports, presentations, speeches, invitations, drafts, meeting minutes, spreadsheets, organization charts, press releases, notes, clippings, floppy discs, audiocassettes, compact discs, DVDs, and videocassettes. . . Click here to read more about the Texas Music Office records.
December 1, 2016


NEW: Governor Rick Perry’s General Counsel Public Information Request files now in the TDA

These records were created and maintained by the General Counsel staff to document public information requests (PIR) received by the Governor’s office during Texas Governor Rick Perry’s term in office and the response to those requests. Many of the public information requests concern appointments to boards and commissions by the governor, his calendars and schedule, correspondence with prominent individuals, criminal justice, education, health and human services, legislation, and litigation. Records include incoming and outgoing requester correspondence and affected third-parties…Click here to read more about the Public Information Request files. Please note that these records are restricted and will require a public information act request if you wish to access them.
October 1, 2016

October 2016


NEW: Governor Rick Perry’s General Counsel Public Information Request files now in the TDA

These records were created and maintained by the General Counsel staff to document public information requests (PIR) received by the Governor’s office during Texas Governor Rick Perry’s term in office and the response to those requests. Many of the public information requests concern appointments to boards and commissions by the governor, his calendars and schedule, correspondence with prominent individuals, criminal justice, education, health and human services, legislation, and litigation. Records include incoming and outgoing requester correspondence and affected third-parties…Click here to read more about the Public Information Request files. Please note that these records are restricted and will require a public information act request if you wish to access them.
October 1, 2016

NEW: Governor Rick Perry General Counsel Plans and Planning and other materials now in the TDA

The Office of the General Counsel in the Texas Governor’s Office was responsible for providing legal advice to Governor Rick Perry. Records include plans and planning records related to issues of Indian affairs within the state of Texas, along with agency rules, policies and records of internal General Counsel staff procedures. Materials date 1990-1993, 1995-2005, 2008. Types of records includeThe Office of the General Counsel in the Texas Governor’s Office was responsible for providing legal advice to Governor Rick Perry. Records include plans and planning records related to issues of Indian affairs within the state of Texas, along with agency rules, policies and records of internal General Counsel staff procedures. Materials date 1990-1993, 1995-2005, 2008. Types of records include…Click here to read more about the Plans and Planning and other materials records. Please note that these records are restricted and will require a public information act request if you wish to access them.
October 2, 2016

NEW: Governor Rick Perry General Counsel General Correspondence now in the TDA

The Office of the General Counsel in the Texas Governor’s Office was responsible for providing legal advice to Governor Rick Perry. The general correspondence of Texas Governor Rick Perry’s General Counsel consists of incoming and outgoing letters and attachments such as court records, legislation, and one audiocassette tape, dating 1995, 1999-2014. Topics covered in this correspondence concern executive clemency requests, inmate and parole matters, nursing homes and state health services, child protective services, legislative matters, and emergency management and disaster response services after Hurricanes Alex, Katrina, Rita, and Ike, along with fires, droughts, floods, and the West, Texas, explosion. Click here to read more about the General Correspondence. Please note that these records are restricted and will require a public information act request if you wish to access them.
October 6, 2016

September 2016


NEW: Governor Rick Perry’s Press Office records now available

Major responsibilities of the Press Office (also known as Communications) under Texas Governor Rick Perry included providing public relations support for Governor Perry and First Lady Anita Perry by issuing press releases and media advisories on their activities and actions; writing speeches and public service announcements for them; and creating visual and audio documentation of their public events. Records of this office comprise paper and electronic records including event files, speech files, subject files, and staff files, dating 1997-2015, undated. Types of records include news releases, event briefs, talking points, question and answers, fact sheets, and various subject files of importance to Governor Perry. Click here to read more about the Press Office records and get direct access to them.
September 1, 2016

June 2016


NEW: Governor Rick Perry’s Legislative Affairs Office Records now available

The Governor’s Legislative Affairs Office advised the Texas governor Rick Perry on legislative matters and assisted in developing and promoting the governor’s legislative goals. Records are bill descriptions, draft bills, correspondence with legislators, bill tracking documents, memoranda, digital images, notes on bills signed and bills vetoed, briefs of meetings with legislators and bill signing ceremonies, a governor’s budget report, mailing lists, legislative member directory, and related legislative records. Click here to read more about the Legislative Affairs Office and get direct access to the records.
June 24, 2016

UPDATED: Department of Public Safety photographs Narcotics images now available

The Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) is the state police agency, charged with enforcing laws, preserving order, and protecting the rights, privileges, property, and well-being of Texas citizens. Photographs were made by Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) photographers to document or promote the activities of the various divisions, personnel, training, equipment, and facilities. Overall, the photographs span a period of 1937-1965. The Narcotics photographs roughly span the years 1938-1959. Click here to read more about the DPS photographs collection and get direct access to these records.
June 15, 2016

UPDATED: 17th Legislature Laws available

The Regular Session (General Laws, Special Laws, Joint and Concurrent Resolutions) and the Called Session of the 17th state legislature are now available as part of the Secretary of State’s records. The Laws represent the first session of the legislature in the 1880s, covering the years 1881 and 1882. Click here to read more and get direct access to these records.
June 14, 2016

UPDATED: 16th Legislature Laws available

Both the Called Session and Regular Session of the 16th state legislature are now available as part of the Secretary of State’s records. The Regular Session includes General Laws, Joint Resolutions and Special Laws. All together, these Laws cover the legislative session for 1879, the last session of the 1870s. Click here to read more and get direct access to these records.
June 13, 2016

UPDATED: 15th Legislature Laws available

The General, General Laws and Joint Resolutions, and Special Laws of the 15th state legislature is now available as part of the Secretary of State’s records. These Laws cover the legislative session for 1876, a period just after Reconstruction ended in Texas. Click here to read more and get direct access to these records.
June 8, 2016

UPDATED: Republic of Texas 7th Congress Laws available

The General and Special Laws of the 7th Congress’ General Session is now available for research. The Republic (and later the state) required that any law passed by the Congress have its official copy filed with the Secretary of State. Thus, these records may be found in the archival records of the Government Filings Section of the office of the Secretary of State. Click here to read more about this collection.
June 6, 2016

May 2016


NEW: Governor’s Office of Financial Accountability

The Texas Office of Financial Accountability (OFA), a division of the Governor’s Office, promoted open and accountable government and assisted state agencies and institutions of higher education to do the same. Records of the OFA created and maintained during Governor Rick Perry’s term of office include correspondence, news clippings, reports, presentations, plans, legal documents, meeting agenda, and memorandums, that date 1999-2014 and undated. Click here to read more.
May 28, 2016

UPDATED: Republic of Texas 5th Congress Laws available

The General and Relief Laws of the 5th Congress’ General Session is now available for research. Held within the Government Filings Section, these are the laws officially filed with the Secretary of State by the Congress of the Republic for the 1840-1841 session. Click here to read more.
May 11, 2016

NEW: Governor Rick Perry Economic Development and Tourism Office added

The Economic Development and Tourism Division (EDT) of the Texas Governor’s Office under Governor Rick Perry specialized in encouraging in-state business expansion and relocation as well as promoting domestic and international tourism via partnerships with local convention and visitors bureaus, chambers of commerce, and private travel-related organizations. Click here to read more information about these records.
May 9, 2016

NEW: Governor Rick Perry General Counsel Legal Opinions and Advice added

The Office of the General Counsel in the Texas Office of the Governor was responsible for providing legal advice to Governor Rick Perry. These records of legal opinions and advice consist of correspondence and memoranda maintained by the Office of the General Counsel during Governor Rick Perry’s tenure, dating 1985-1989, 2000-2014, bulk 2001-2003. Click here to read more.
May 9, 2016

NEW: Governor Rick Perry General Counsel Litigation Files added

The Texas governor’s general counsel provides legal advice and handles litigation filed against the governor or the Governor’s Office, in conjunction with actions of the Attorney General on the governor’s behalf. These records are litigation files maintained by the Texas Governor’s Office of the General Counsel for cases completed during Governor Rick Perry’s tenure. Click here to read more.
May 9, 2016

UPDATED: More Republic Congressional and State Legislative records added

The laws and resolutions filed for 4th Congress of the Republic and 18th Legislature of the State have been added to the Secretary of State Government Filings Section in the TDA. The 4th Congress covers laws from 1839-1840, and the 18th Legislature covers laws and resolutions from 1884. Click here to read more.
May 5, 2016