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Aerospace, Aviation, Defense, and Texas Military Preparedness Commission files, 1997-2014

Aerospace, Aviation, Defense, and Texas Military Preparedness Commission files, 1997-2014, 3 cubic ft. and 370 MB (337 files) (paper, digital)

Restrictions on Access
Because of the possibility that portions of these records fall under Public Information Act exceptions including, but not limited to, agency memorandums and working papers (Texas Government Code, Section 552.111); e-mail addresses (Texas Government Code, Section 552.137); and other information protected under common law privacy (Texas Government Code, Sections 552.101), an archivist must review these records before they can be accessed for research. The records may be requested for research under the provisions of the Public Information Act (Texas Government Code, Chapter 552). Refer to the overall restriction statement for instructions on requesting access through the Texas Attorney General.


Scope and ContentAerospace, Aviation, Defense, and Texas Military Preparedness Commission
The Economic Development and Tourism Division (EDT) of the Texas Governor’s Office under Governor Rick Perry specialized in encouraging business expansion and relocation within the state of Texas, as well as promoting domestic and international tourism via partnership with local convention and visitors bureaus, chambers of commerce, and private travel-related organizations. The records consist of paper, audio and video recordings, and electronic materials generated by the Aerospace, Aviation, Defense, and Texas Military Preparedness Commission, a subdivision of the EDT, dating 1997-2014. The principal role of this subdivision is promotion of retention, development, and expansion of aerospace, aviation, and defense businesses in Texas. Topics covered include closed projects, strategic planning, relationships with the defense related businesses, and correspondence with local government. The materials are split into two subseries: one dealing with aerospace company projects, and one dealing with the Texas Military Preparedness Commission (TMPC), which is a subordinate body tasked with advocating for the retention and expansion of U.S. military assets and associated defense-related businesses within the territory of Texas. Types of records include incoming and outgoing correspondence, memorandums, economic impact statements, reports, transcripts, agendas, slide presentations, videotapes, audiocassette tapes, speeches, spreadsheets, press releases, strategic plans, guides, and digital photograph files. Organizations represented include the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality, the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), Vought Aircraft Industries Inc., and Safire Aircraft.

Formats of the original electronic files include word processing or plain text files (.doc, .docx, .txt), spreadsheets (.xls., xlsx), photographs and graphic images (.jpg, .tif, .gif, .png), databases (.mdb), emails, PDFs, PowerPoint, and web-ready images (.htm). Digital files presented for public use will generally be PDF for text documents or spreadsheets, .jpg for photographic or graphic images, .mp3 for audio files. Files in their original format are available on request; restrictions may apply.


Other Finding Aids

A description of non-electronic records described in this finding aid is available at http://www.lib.utexas.edu/taro/tslac/60014/tsl-60014.html.


Organization
These records are organized into two subseries:


Preferred Citation
(Identify the item), Aerospace, Aviation, Defense, and Texas Military Preparedness Commission files, Texas Governor Rick Perry Economic Development and Tourism Division records. Archives and Information Services Division, Texas State Library and Archives Commission.

Accession Information
Accession numbers: 2015/067, 2015/117

These records were transferred to the Archives and Information Services Division of the Texas State Library and Archives Commission by the Office of the Governor on December 19, 2014 thru March 2015. Electronic records were transferred to the Archives and Information Services Division of the Texas State Library and Archives Commission by the Office of the Governor on January 29, 2015.

Technical Requirements
Researchers wishing to access videotapes or audiotapes must contact State Archives staff to obtain the necessary equipment.

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