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Public Relations records

Public relations records, 1949, 1973-1989, 2003-2013, bulk 2008-2014, 6 cubic ft. and 103 MB (165 files)(paper, digital)

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Please note: A portion of these records may be restricted. See the restrictions statement on the main page for details on how to contact the archives for more information. See below for access to the unrestricted records.

Restrictions on Use
Use only if restriction exists. Use only new information, do no replicate restriction information from a higher level. Be sure to check restriction paragraphs as content can vary.

Scope and Content
The Texas Governor’s Mansion served as the official residence of Texas Governor Rick Perry and his family during Perry’s term of office. This series is composed of records regarding public relations, dated 1949, 1973-1989, 2003-2013, bulk 2008-2014, and includes promotional materials, correspondence, speeches, memoranda, photographs, CD-ROMs, a 3.5-inch floppy disk, notes, reports, financial records, audio and video files of public service announcements (PSAs) created to raise money for the restoration of the Governor’s Mansion, photo requests, articles, publications, and related records. Much of the correspondence consists of requests to potential donors to contribute money to the Governor’s Mansion Restoration Fund and thank you letters to donors who have already contributed. Prominent Texans featured in the PSAs include Clay Walker, LeAnn Rimes, Dean Cain, and George Strait.

Formats of the original electronic files include word processing files (.doc and .pdf), spreadsheets (.xls), images (.jpg and .psd), emails, video files (.wmv), and audio files (.mp3). Digital files presented for public use will generally be PDF for text documents or spreadsheets, .mp3 for audio files, .mov for video files, and .jpg for images. Files in their original format are available on request; restrictions may apply.

The records are arranged by topic.

Preferred Citation
(Identify the item), Public relations records, Texas Governor Rick Perry Governor’s Mansion. Archives and Information Services Division, Texas State Library and Archives Commission.

Technical Requirements
To view electronic data on the CD-ROMs, please contact Archives staff for appropriate hardware/software.

Some records contain information on 3.5-inch computer floppy disks. The researcher wishing to view any of the information on the disks should consult with Archives staff and be aware that the Archives may not own the equipment needed to access some information. Some information on the disks may be exempted from disclosure under the Texas Public Information Act, and the disks themselves may or may not still be readable. Please see Archives staff for more information.

Inventory of Public relations records

Please see the finding aid on TARO ( for details on how to access paper-based materials.

E2015/117 Emails, 2009-2010 [Restricted]
Images, 2008
Sound files of PSAs, 2008
Spreadsheets, 2008-2010 [Restricted]
Text files, 2008-2010 [Restricted]
Videos of PSAs, 2008
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