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The Government Records collections document significant state and local government records for the 10 southeast Texas counties of Chambers, Hardin, Jasper, Jefferson, Liberty, Newton, Orange, Polk, San Jacinto, and Tyler.

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Price Daniel Audiovisual Materials and Related Papers, 1952-1962, 1980, undated

Price Daniel

Price Daniel

Creator: Daniel, Price
Title: Price Daniel audiovisual materials and related papers
Dates: 1952-1962, 1980, undated
Abstract: Price Daniel served as Texas attorney general, US senator, and Texas governor. These audiovisual materials and related papers date 1952-1962, 1980, undated, and encompass Daniel’s service in these offices, as well as his US Senate and Texas gubernatorial campaigns, and contain one item from after his political career. Topics covered include narcotic laws, segregation, states’ rights, traffic safety, and Texas business and agriculture. The most common film format is 16mm black-and-white film, and audio materials include open reel audiotapes and instantaneous recordings. Some audiovisual materials include accompanying documents.

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Newton County (Tex.) District Clerk records, 1847-1898, 1860-1879

Creator: Newton County (Tex.). District Clerk.
Title: Newton County (Tex.) District Clerk records
Dates: 1847-1898
Dates: 1860-1879
Abstract: District courts are the trial courts of general jurisdiction in law and equity, which includes criminal cases of the grade of felony and misdemeanors involving official misconduct, divorce, cases of title to liens on land, election contests, and civil actions where the amount in controversy is at least $200. The district clerk serves as the clerk and custodian of all records for the district courts, indexes and secures all court records, and collects filing fees. These Newton County (Tex.) District Clerk records consist of civil and criminal docket books of the district court, a fee book, a district court minute book, and a record of jurors for the district court. Records date 1847-1898, with the bulk dating 1860-1879. The last two items listed are in digital format and are part of the Texas Digital Archive.

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Newton County (Tex.) Tax Assessor-Collector records, 1846-1936, 1847-1932

Creator: Newton County (Tex.). Tax Assessor-Collector.
Title: Newton County (Tex.) Tax Assessor-Collector records
Dates: 1846-1936
Dates: 1847-1932
Abstract: Newton County (Tex.) Tax Assessor-Collector records reflect the office’s duties related to the assessment and collection of taxes and voter registration. The records include tax assessment rolls, delinquent tax rolls, abstract books, poll tax receipts, and voter registration receipts of women voters. Records date about 1846-1936, bulk 1847-1932. A 1912 Newton County tax roll is in digital format and is part of the Texas Digital Archive.

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