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Audio, 2003-2014, undated, bulk 2008-2010

Audio recordings, 2003-2014, undated, bulk 2008-2010, 0.2 cubic ft. and 24.5 GB (22,173 files) (media, digital)

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Scope and Content
Major responsibilities of the Press Office under Governor Rick Perry included issuing press releases and media advisories on the activities and actions of the governor, as well as first lady; writing speeches and public service announcements for the Governor and the First Lady; and creating visual and audio documentation of Governor Perry and First Lady’s public events. Press Office audio files are digital and analog recordings of press conferences, interviews, speeches, bill signings, ceremonies and announcements and phone greetings, 2003-2014, undated, bulk 2008-2010.

The audio files include greetings and holds recorded by Governor Perry and played for constituents calling the Governor’s Office, related to topics such as holiday greetings, Texas political highlights, natural disaster emergency situations and fundraising organizations. There is one phone greeting by First Lady Anita Perry. Interviews include in-person and radio interviews conducted by Governor Perry with a variety of media personalities and outlets including Sean Hannity, Texas Monthly, Mark Davis, Joe Pags, Charlie Parker, Michael Garfield, KRLD, and Glenn Beck. Public Information Request (PIR) meeting requests include audio related to appraisal reform and crime stoppers programs. Press conferences and calls include audio clips and sound bites related to politics in the Middle East, Taiwan, the Governor’s Mansion fire, Hurricane Ike and health care. Speeches include audio from the state of the state addresses in 2009, 2011 and 2013, along with an address to the Greater Houston Partnership in 2008 and the signing of HB 2 in 2013. Testimony audio is from the House Appropriations Committee in 2009. Analog material includes three unlabeled audiocassette tapes with recordings from new stations.

Also included with these audio files are a large group of radio addresses from Governor Perry addressing issues such as legislative and budget matters, economic development, education, tort reform, medical malpractice and hurricane relief efforts. The audio files are accompanied by transcripts of the address. These files were originally located on previous versions of the Texas Governor’s Office website and are still available through our TRAIL Web Archive.

The majority of the records are in electronic format, including .mp3, .m4a, .aup, .au, .wav, .aif, and .mov files on CDs and DVDs. There are also three audio cassette tapes. There are some instances of low audio or poor audio quality in the original recordings. Please consult with Archives staff if you have a problem listening to the audio files.

These records are arranged in alphabetical order based on subject, as received from the originating agency.

Preferred Citation
(Identify the item), Audio recordings, Governor Rick Perry Press Office media files. Archives and Information Services Division, Texas State Library and Archives Commission.

Technical Requirements
To listen to audiocassette tapes or review electronic media on CDs and DVDs please contact Archives staff for appropriate hardware/software.

Inventory of the Audio Files


Box Return to Inventory
2015/067-2893 Audiocassette tapes:
Governor’s Visit to El Paso, CBS Channel 4, October 30, 2003 [1 tape]
KBMT Channel 6 (CBS), KBTV Channel 4 (NBC), KBMT Channel 12 (ABC), undated [1 tape]
Saltwater Barrier, KBMT Channel 12 and KFCM Channel 6, undated [1 tape]
Texas-Digital-Archive Return to Inventory
E2015/117 Greetings and holds, 2007, 2009-2013 [417 MB (65 files, .mp3, .m4a, .aup, .wav, .aif)]
Holiday greeting, 2007 [31.0 MB (18 files, .aup, .wav)]
Phone holds, 2009-2014 [362 MB (36 files, .mp3, .m4a, .aif)]
Radio addresses, January 2003-June 2006 [47.2 MB (67 files, .mp3, .pdf)]
Interviews, 2008-2010 [20.5 GB (19247 files, .mp3, .mov, .m4v, .aup, .wav, .au, .bak, .htm, .doc, .png, .txt)]
Radio, 2009-2010, 2012 [1.23 GB (16 files, .mp3, .mov, .m4v)]
PIR (Public Information Request) meeting request, 2006, 2009-2010 [519 MB (14 .mp3 files)]
Press conferences, 2008-2010 [722 MB (699 files, .mp3, .aup, .au)]
Ike press conference, September 2008 [1.85 MB (4 .mp3 files)]
Speeches, 2008-2011, 2013 [694 MB (493 files, .mp3, .au, .aup)]
Testimony, 2009 [1.61 GB (1.632 files, .aup, .au)] (available on request)
[Restricted due to technical requirements. Contact Archives staff for more information.]


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