State Parks Board records 1901-1902, 1905, 1908, 1917, 1925-1963 bulk 1933-1949

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State Parks Board records, 1901-1902, 1905, 1908, 1917, 1925-1963, bulk 1933-1949

State Parks Board records 1901-1902, 1905, 1908, 1917, 1925-1963 bulk 1933-1949

The Texas State Parks Board was created in 1923 to investigate prospective park sites in the state, to report to the Legislature with recommendations, and to solicit and accept donations of land for state park purposes. It later directed and managed state parks, except the historical parks that were managed by the Texas State Board of Control or several separate commissions. The Parks Board was also charged with locating, designating, and marking historic grounds, battlegrounds, and other historic sites in the state, and erecting markers and monuments at such sites. The records document the development and maintenance of the state park system in Texas by the Texas State Parks Board and the work of the board with the Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC), the Work Projects Administration (WPA) and other federal agencies at individual state parks. Types of records are minutes, correspondence, memoranda, reports, master plans, CCC camp application forms, field notes, contracts, agreements, deeds, blueprints and drawings, speeches, papers, publications (including newsletters, bulletins, circulars, reports and brochures), press releases, clippings, photographs, handbooks, maps, and project files from work by the CCC and the WPA. Dates covered are 1901-1902, 1905, 1908, 1917, 1925-1963, bulk dating 1933-1949. Topics include the development of the Texas state park system and of the individual state parks, the acquisition of park lands by purchase or donation, CCC work at state parks, development of park lands and facilities at the parks, building improvements and additions, recreation at state parks, deed titles to park lands, leasing park land for grazing or oil and gas exploration, and publicity. Also covered in these files, to a smaller degree, is work done at state parks by the WPA and the National Youth Administration. The bulk of the work documented at individual state parks is that done by the various CCC camps.

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