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History Programs Division
Title: Historical Commission History Programs Division records
Description: The Texas Historical Commission (THC) administers programs to preserve the architectural, archeological, historical and cultural resources of Texas. The History Programs Division of the THC provides preservation assistance to county historical commissions, museums, nonprofit preservation organizations, state and federal agencies, local governments, students, educators, and the general public. Records in these files include correspondence, memos, minutes, surveys, inscriptions, lists and project files of historical markers, membership lists and activity reports of county historical commissions, clippings, county historical commission newsletters and other publications, programs of local events, photographs, slides, negatives, maps, lists of donors to the Texas Historical Foundation, contracts, bids, and specifications for building historical markers, and electronic records. Dates covered are about 1880-2016, undated, with the bulk dating 1960-1975, 2007-2016. The files document the application for and erection of historical markers throughout the state in the early to mid-1960s (and some Confederate markers out of state), a survey undertaken by the Texas State Historical Survey Committee to gather information about historical markers and other historical and cultural resources in Texas counties, the interaction of the Texas State Historical Survey Committee/Texas Historical Commission with county historical committees, documentation of county historic projects, actions of the State Board of Review in regard to nomination of sites to be added to the National Register of Historic Places, and historic resource images of historic locations throughout Texas.
Citation information: (Identify the item and cite the series), Texas Historical Commission History Programs Division records. Archives and Information Services Division, Texas State Library and Archives Commission.
Arrangement: These records are divided into several series. (Only series with digital records are displayed.) Historical marker files, 1962-2016, 3.05 GB (2,639 files)
Copyright information: Most records created by state agencies are not copyrighted. State records also include materials received by, not created by, state agencies. Copyright remains with the creator. The researcher is responsible for complying with U.S. Copyright Law (Title 17 U.S.C.).
Size or duration: 51.87 cubic ft. and 3.05 GB (2,639 files)