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Texas State Board of Control

Texas State Board of Control

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The Texas State Board of Control was created in 1919 by the 36th Texas Legislature (Senate Bill 147, Regular Session), becoming operational on January 1, 1920. The board was composed of three members, serving six-year overlapping terms, appointed by the governor with concurrence of the senate. The board elected a chair. The legislation which created the board also abolished several agencies and offices, transferring their duties to the Board of Control. Offices abolished were the State Expert Printer, State Board of Public Printing, State Purchasing Agent, Superintendent of Public Buildings and Grounds, State Inspector of Masonry, and the Boards of Managers of each of the state eleemosynary institutions. The Board of Control had numerous responsibilities, including serving as the purchasing agent for state departments, institutions, and agencies; approving requisition orders; purchasing supplies; contracting for printing; and transferring supplies between agencies. Over the years, many of the duties of the board were transferred to other agencies. The State Purchasing and General Services Commission was established in 1979 and replaced the Board of Control.

Confederate Home for men

Texas State Board of Control Confederate Home for Men Records:, 1886-1950, undated

Creator: Texas. State Board of Control
Title: Texas State Board of Control Confederate Home for Men records
Dates: 1886-1950, undated
Abstract: The primary functions of the Texas State Board of Control were controlling and supervising the state eleemosynary institutions (state schools, hospitals and sanatoriums, orphanages, and juvenile training schools), the Alabama-Coushatta Indian Reservation, the Confederate Homes, and the State Cemetery; serving as the purchasing agent for state institutions and agencies; having joint supervision and maintenance of certain historical parks; and having charge of the custody and maintenance of the Capitol and other state office buildings and grounds. Records consist of Confederate Men’s Home records of the Texas State Board of Control. Types of materials include applications of admission to the Texas Confederate Home for Men, correspondence, index cards, patient files, rosters, and visitor registers. Records date 1886-1950 and undated. A portion of these materials has been digitized and is part of the Texas Digital Archive.

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