Title: House of Representatives Committee on Saving Taxes public hearing audiotapes and transcript
Description: The Texas House of Representatives Committee on Saving Taxes, appointed during the 56th and 57th Texas Legislature, was given the charge to investigate ways to reduce costs and waste in state government and to devise operational plans for all state departments, agencies, and institutions to provide economical and efficient services to the public. Records of both committees are audiotape recordings of public hearings at which primarily state agency personnel testified, held during 1959-1960 and 1962, and one transcript of the hearing held on March 4, 1960. Each agency's staff was asked questions concerning the agency's operations, current expenditures and revenue generated by the agency, and what cost-saving measures could be implemented at the agency itself and throughout state government. The audio recordings described in this finding aid have been digitized and are part of the Texas Digital Archive.
Citation information: (Identify the item and cite the series). Archives and Information Services Division, Texas State Library and Archives Commission.
Arrangement: The records are organized into two series: House of Representatives Committee on Saving Taxes (56th Legislature) public hearing audiotapes and transcript, House of Representatives Committee on Saving Taxes (57th Legislature) public hearing audiotapes
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: Due to the fragility of the audiotapes, the digital copies must be used instead of the original tapes. Researchers wishing to access the original audiotapes must contact Archives staff. Access may be granted if the researcher wants to view the physical tape and its container.
General note: Legal and physical custody of the original recordings 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.