Description: Major responsibilities of the Press Office (also known as Communications) under Texas Governor Rick Perry included providing public relations support for Governor Perry and First Lady Anita Perry by issuing press releases and media advisories on their activities and actions; writing speeches and public service announcements for them; and creating visual and audio documentation of their public events. Records of this office comprise paper and electronic records including event files, speech files, subject files, and staff files, dating 1997-2015, undated. Types of records include news releases, event briefs, talking points, question and answers, fact sheets, and various subject files of importance to Governor Perry.
Citation information: (Identify the item and cite the series), Texas Governor Rick Perry Press Office records. Archives and Information Services Division, Texas State Library and Archives Commission.
Arrangement: These records are organized into four series: Event files, 2001-2015; Speech files, 2001-2014; Subject files, 2002-2009, 2012-2015; Staff files, 1997-2015
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.).
Access restrictions: Because of the possibility that portions of these records fall under Public Information Act exceptions including, but not limited to, home addresses and phone numbers of government employees or officials (Texas Government Code, Section 552.117); e-mail addresses (Texas Government Code, Section 552.137); social security numbers (Texas Government Code, Section 552.147), drivers license numbers (Texas Government Code, Section 552.130) and information protected under common law privacy (Texas Government Code, Section 552.101), an archivist must review these records before they can be accessed for research. The records may be requested for research under the provisions of the Public Information Act (Texas Government Code, Chapter 552).
Access restrictions: Types of restricted information as listed above apply to paper and electronic records. Some electronic records will not be available through our portal due to such restrictions. Please see Archives staff for further information.
Size or duration: 0.4 cubic ft. and 14.79 GB (38,057 files)