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Title: House of Representatives House Photography records
Description: The Texas House of Representatives is one arm of the Legislature of the State of Texas (the other being the Texas Senate), which the Texas Constitution (Article III, Section 1) vests with all legislative power of the state. House Photography records contain black-and-white and color photographs, contact sheets, negatives, slides, letters received, photograph order forms, policy statements, and product manuals produced and collected by the House Photography department of the Texas House of Representatives, dating 1971-1975, 1977-1979, 1981-1997. Records are from the 62nd through 74th Legislative Session. The department accumulated these records in the course of its work to make photographic portraits of individual state representatives, to photograph events on the floor of the Texas House of Representatives and in other related entities of state government, and to provide photographs at the request of members.
Citation information: (Identify the item and cite the series), Texas House of Representatives House Photography records. Archives and Information Services Division, Texas State Library and Archives Commission.
Arrangement: These records are organized into 14 series: Sixty-Second Legislature, 1971-1972; Sixty-Third Legislature, 1973-1974; Sixty-Fourth Legislature, 1975; Sixty-Fifth Legislature, 1977-1978; Sixty-Sixth Legislature, 1979; Sixty-Seventh Legislature, 1981-1982; Sixty-Eighth Legislature, 1983-1984; Sixty-Ninth Legislature, 1985-1986; Seventieth Legislature; Seventy-First Legislature, 1989-1990; Seventy-Second Legislature, 1991-1992; Seventy-Third Legislature, 1993-1994; Seventy-Fourth Legislature, 1995-1996; and the Seventy-Fifth Legislature, 1997
Copyright information: Most records created by Texas 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.).
Copyright information: The use of legislatively produced audio or visual materials in political advertising is prohibited (Texas Government Code, Section 306.005). In addition, commercial use of legislatively produced audio or visual material is limited (Texas Government Code, Section 306.006)
General note: Legal and physical custody of the original photographic materials now resides with the Legislative Reference Library. Access to the original records must be requested through the Legislative Reference Library. Digital copies created by the Texas State Library and Archives Commission with grant funding provided by the Library Services and Technology Act, Institute of Museum and Library Services, are available through the Texas Digital Archive.