Project files, 1985-2015, 19 cubic ft. and 824.28 MB (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, home address and phone numbers of government employees or officials and personal family information (Texas Government Code, Sections 552.117 and 552.1175); e-mail addresses (Texas Government Code Section 552.137); and other information protected under common law privacy (Texas Government Code, Sections 552.101). Refer to the overall restriction statement for instructions on requesting access through the Texas Attorney General.
Restrictions on Use
A large portion of the materials in subseries Music media have been formally copyrighted by their creator, and researchers must comply as such. The remainder of the materials are demo recordings that were produced under informal circumstances and sent to the TMO. These recordings may not be under copyright, though the researcher is strongly advised to contact the creator to determine the legal status of their work.
Scope and Content
The Texas Music Office (TMO) of the Texas Governor’s Office is a state-funded business promotion office and information clearinghouse for the Texas music industry. The records consist of incoming and outgoing correspondence, memoranda, reports, presentations, speeches, invitations, drafts, brochures, spreadsheets, press releases, schedules, newsletters, meeting programs, budgets, notes, audiocassettes, videocassettes, compact discs, CD-ROMs, DVDs, and digital images generated by TMO staff in both analog and electronic formats. The files were kept for reference purposes by staff, and document a number of functions, including attendance and development of industry events, communication with musicians and members of the music industry, development of an information base on notable figures and organizations in the Texas music community, and promoting members of said community to decision-makers inside and outside the state. Correspondents include musicians, record label staff, music venue owners, event organizers, state legislators, staff of the Governor’s Office, Texas Department of Economic Development, and Texas Department of Commerce; and members of the general public. Dates covered are 1985-2015.
Formats of the original electronic files include word processing or plain text files (.doc, .docx, .txt), spreadsheets (.xls., .xlsm, xlsx), photographs and graphic images (.jpg, .tif, .gif, .psd), emails, PDFs, and PowerPoint files. Digital files presented for public use will generally be PDF for text documents or spreadsheets and .jpg for photographic or graphic images. Files in their original format are available on request, restrictions may apply.
The records are organized into 5 subseries:
- Staff files, 1998-2012, 6.19 MB (17 files) (digital) (RESTRICTED)
- Closed projects (Director’s Office), 1987-2010, 2.5 cubic ft. and 802 MB (336 files)(paper, digital) (partially RESTRICTED)
- General correspondence, 1989-2015, undated, 1.5 cubic ft. (paper)
- Subject files, 1987-2010, 10 cubic ft. and 16.1 MB (58 files)(paper, digital) (RESTRICTED)
- Music media, 1985-2014, undated, bulk 2005-2012, 5 cubic ft. (media)
(Identify the item and cite the subseries), Project files, Texas Music Office records, Texas Governor Rick Perry records. Archives and Information Services Division, Texas State Library and Archives Commission.
To obtain equipment needed to access the videotapes, audiocassettes, compact discs, CD-ROMs, and DVDs, please contact Archives staff.