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Invitations, 1999-2014, bulk 2011-2013

Invitations, 1999-2014, bulk 2011-2013, 3 cubic ft (paper)

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Scope and Content
The Texas Office of the First Lady encompasses the official governmental activities of the spouse of the governor and functions as a subdivision of the Office of the Governor in practice. These paper records primarily consist of invitations by mail to Texas First Lady Anita Perry, and response letters accepting or declining the invitations, 1999-2014, bulk 2011-2013. A significant portion also includes administrative documents such as event scheduling and request forms.

The records offer insight to the events and social causes that Mrs. Perry was associated with and provide a sampling of the duties and responsibilities a First Lady assumes. Records include invitations to attend events, lead travel delegations, act as guest speaker, participate in fundraising, proposals for prospective events, requests for donations to silent auctions, event scheduling forms and public service announcement scripts.. The records themselves consist of printouts of email correspondence, letters, cards, handwritten notes, faxes, informational fliers, programs, brochures, internal event scheduling forms, program of events, and remarks for Mrs. Perry to deliver at events. Some, but not all, records provide reasons as to why Mrs. Perry was unable to attend an event.

The scheduling forms typically include information such as type of event, organization, date, purpose, number attending, overview, final action, program schedule and handwritten notes. These forms are also usually accompanied by letters addressed to Minnie Salinas, Director, Office of the First Lady, who handled Mrs. Perry’s scheduling, or the original invitation. Also included in these records is correspondence to and from Michelle Sneed, Chief of Staff, Office of the First Lady.

Organizations and social causes reflected in these records include the Legislative Ladies Club, Texas Cultural Trust Fund, Scholastic, Parkland Hospital, Senate Ladies Club, Race for the Cure, Safeplace, March of Dimes, Children’s Hospital, the Anita Thigpen Perry endowment at the University of Texas at San Antonio, Health Science Center, and the Texas Historical Commission’s Main Street Program.

Records are arranged in the order as received from the agency. Overall, records are arranged chronologically by year. The arrangement style within folders however is not always consistent. In some cases, records are filed according to names of organizations and social causes. In other instances, records are filed by year. A few are organized by “accepted” or “declined.”

Preferred Citation
(Identify the item), Invitations, First Lady Anita Perry’s files, Texas Governor Rick Perry records. Archives and Information Services Division, Texas State Library and Archives Commission.

Technical Requirements
Researchers are required to use gloves provided by the State Archives when reviewing photographic materials.  Please see Archives staff for appropriate hardware/software to access information on the CD.

Inventory of Invitations


Box Return to Inventory
2015/067-2802 Texas Pledge Advisory Council, 1999
[Anita Perry served on the council. Includes fliers and letters.]
Legislative Ladies Club, 2001 [2 folders]
[Includes letters to members.]
Safeplace, 2000-2001
[Includes program updates to members.]
Texas Cultural Trust Fund, 2001
[Includes scheduling requests and photographs.]
Scholastic, 2001
[Includes correspondence.]
Scholastic, 2002
[Includes draft of a financial quote and Anita Perry’s biographical information.]
Parkland hospital (Dallas), September 3, 2002
[Includes scheduling form.]
Senate Ladies Club, 2002-2003
[Includes invites and fliers.]
Main Street, 2002
[Includes material related to the First Lady Tour, as well as correspondence.]
Race for the Cure, 2003
[Includes unsigned letters by Anita Perry to potential sponsors.]
March of Dimes, Texas Society, 2003-2004
[Includes campaign solicitation letters.]
Main Street, 2004
[Includes a letter and program.]
Legislative Ladies Club, 2004
[Includes a newsletter.]
Roundup, 2005
Legislative Ladies Club, 2003
[Includes letters, lists of events and invitations.]
Children’s Hospital, 2004
[Includes material related to the donation of books.]
Main Street, 2006
[Includes invitation cards.]
ATP (Anita Thigpen Perry) endowment UTSA-HSC (University of Texas at San Antonio, Health Science Center): Anita Thigpen Perry folder, 2008, 2014
[Includes endowment report and informational folder.]
Main Street Program, 2008
Events, 2008
Events, 2007
Loose material, 2012, 2014
[Includes three letters to Anita Perry, including one from a sixth grade student who launched Campaign Epidemic, to raise awareness about prescription drug abuse.]
CD, 2014
[Folder includes a CD with the programs and invitations from each of the Texas Historical Commission Main Street annual visits that Anita Perry participated in from 2001 through 2014.]
Administrative documents, 2001, [2 folders]
[Folder primarily consists of administrative documents such as event scheduling forms, with a small amount of correspondence, including invitations to events. A large portion of these materials are dated 2002.]
Administrative documents, 2002, [2 folders]
[Folder primarily consists of administrative documents such as event scheduling forms, with a small amount of correspondence, including invitations to events.]
Box Return to Inventory
2015/067-2803 Miscellaneous invites, 2011
[Folder primarily consists of invitations and cards sent to Anita Perry that appear to be more of an informal / personal nature. Records include invitations to engagement, anniversary and birthday parties, congratulatory notes, and responses sent by Anita Perry’s staff. A small portion also include printouts of emails sent by Minnie Salinas responding to the person / organization sending the invitation.]
January events, 2011
February events, 2011
March events, 2011
April events, 2011
May events, 2011
June events, 2011
July events, 2011
August events, 2011
September events, 2011
October events, 2011
November events, 2011
December events, 2011
Declined, January 2011
Declined, February, 2011
Declined, March, 2011
Declined, April, 2011
Declined, May, 2011
Declined, June, 2011
Declined, July, 2011
Declined, August, 2011
Declined, September, 2011
Declined, October, 2011
Declined, November, 2011
Declined, December, 2011
FL (First Lady) events correspondence, 2011
Auction items, 2011
Box Return to Inventory
2015/067-2804 Loose materials, 2012
[Includes event forms from the Office of the First Lady as well as the Office of Scheduling and Advance for Governor Perry, ephemera for the Texas Women’s Hall of Fame, and a small number of letters and email printouts.]
Miscellaneous invites, 2012
January invites, 2012
February invites, 2012
March invites, 2012
April invites, 2012
May invites, 2012
June invites, 2012
July invites, 2012
August invites, 2012
September invites, 2012
October invites, 2012
November invites, 2012
December invites, 2012
Declined, January 2012
Declined, February 2012
Declined, March 2012
Declined, April 2012
Declined, May 2012
Declined, June 2012
Declined, July 2012
Declined, August 2012
Declined, September 2012
Declined, October 2012
Declined, November 2012
Declined, December 2012
2013, [3 folders]
[Note: Includes tax numbers, IRS forms, cellphone numbers, and email addresses.]
[Includes proposals for events, correspondence, thank you notes, invitations to Anita Perry to be a guest speaker at events, First Lady schedules, event forms, and a script for a public service announcement, etc.]
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