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The historical precedent for the Texas County Records Inventory Project was the Work Projects Administration Historical Records Survey, a program designed to inventory county courthouse records. In Texas the program began in 1936 and published twenty-four inventories before
Mary Pearson served as director of the project from its inception until August 1980. Randolph B. Campbell of the University of North Texas was named faculty coordinator, and James E. Riney served as director of operations for the final year. Nearly 100 county inventories were completed at the termination of the project; hundreds of volunteers had put thousands of hours into the work. The project became a model for other states, and materials developed by the staff, including a film, slide presentation, and handbook, were requested nationally and internationally. The Texas County Records Inventory Project received an Award of Merit from the American Association of State and Local History in 1977. From:
81-034, 87-012, 93-023
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The records are arranged by type of material, then alphabetically by topic.
A collection of documents of the Texas County Records Inventory Project regarding inventories made of records held by several counties in Texas. Material consists of articles, awards, brochures, budget items, clippings, contracts, committee work, computer run sheets, correspondence, county inventories, court jurisdictions, Executive Board information, files, grants, handbook materials, inventory information, journals, legislative materials, literary productions, mail, maps, organizations, personnel, project status, publicity, references, reports, slides, state and Texas State Library Information, as well as training documentation. The collection also contains a copy of the county inventory volumes produced by the Texas County Records Inventory Project.
Brazos, Coke, Collin
Crane, Ector, Erath
Gaines, Hood, Irion
Kendall, Knox, Liberty
Palo Pinto, Presidio, Rains
Somervell, Stephens, Walker
Contain records from various departments, such as Auditor's Office, District Clerk, Commissioner's Court, District Attorney, Sheriff, County Clerk, Treasurer, TAC (Texas Association of Counties), Justice of the Peace, etc.
Includes payroll computer run sheets, newsletters, clippings, maps, brochures, etc.
1 film reel (16mm answer print); approx. 600 feet; 7390 color reversal film Title on film film indicates the film was processed by the Motion Picture Film Laboratory for Henry Kaplan at the Center for Community Services, North Texas State University.
1 film reel (16mm); approx. 600 feet; 7390 color reversal film Title on film film indicates the film was processed by the Motion Picture Film Laboratory for Henry Kaplan at the Center for Community Services, North Texas State University.
28 holders and 3 small boxes of slides