The State Records Center Ain’t Full

In 2005 (or so) tobacco litigation made an impact on the State Records Center that we are still seeing signs of today.  At some point the Records Center was full and we were banned from destroying any records while the lawyers duked out something related to tobacco.  I hear they deduced it may be…hold on…

Meet Your Records Center Manager!

Well, I’ve been cornered, coerced…talked to… by my co-workers (okay, my boss) to begin adding a few words here from time to time in this space about the State Records Center. My name is Michael Shea and in June of 2012 I took over managing the state records center after working in several different divisions…

History of the State Records Center

By Jan Ferrari, Director of State and Local Records Management and State Records Administrator The history of the Texas State Library and Archives Commission began in the 1830s when Texas was still a Republic. In 1909, the Texas Library and Historical Commission was created to direct the State Library, aid and encourage public libraries, and collect…