Title: Historical Commission Architecture Division records
Description: The Texas Historical Commission protects and preserves the state's historic and prehistoric resources for the use, education, economic benefit, and enjoyment of present and future generations. The Architecture Division works to preserve and protect Texas' diverse architectural heritage by monitoring historical landmarks, awarding preservation grant funds for restoration work on historical structures, and offering advice and technical consultation for the restoration of or changes made to the state's architectural resources. These records consist of grant reports, minutes, agenda, correspondence, clippings, photographs, needs assessment files, compact discs, master plans, completion reports, and architectural drawings, dating 1981-2017. Records document meetings of several trust fund associated boards (Texas Preservation Trust Fund Committee, the Advisory Board of the Texas Preservation Trust Fund, the Guardians of the Texas Preservation Trust Fund, and the Architecture Committee Trust Fund Advisory Board), the Architecture Committee and the Courthouse Committee. The records also document the assessment of preservation needs for endangered historic properties, and restoration work on historical buildings through preservation grant funding, including courthouses restored through the Texas Historic Courthouse Preservation Program.
Citation information: (Identify the item and cite the series), Texas Historical Commission Architecture Division records. Archives and Information Services Division, Texas State Library and Archives Commission.
Arrangement: These records are organized into four series: Advisory board minutes, 1989-2008; Preservation grant reports, 1981-1985, 1999-2011; Endangered historic properties needs assessment files, 1987-1998; Texas Historic Courthouse Preservation Program records, 1992-2017.
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, Preservation grant reports and Texas Historic Courthouse Preservation Program records, fall under Public Information Act exceptions including, but not limited to: certain email addresses (Texas Government Code, Section 552.137) and account numbers and access device numbers (Texas Government Code, Section 552.136), 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).
Size or duration: 102.57 cubic ft. and 73.06 GB (45,157 files)
Technical requirements: Certain electronic record file formats (.cr2, AutoCAD) require specific software not available at the State Archives. Researchers are expected to obtain the proper software needed if requesting these original file formats. Access copies of certain electronic file formats will be provided for public use when available.