Flores, Maria Angela 1973-05-04

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Angie Flores discusses the preparation of Governor Preston Smith’s papers for the Southwest Collection as she outlines the work of his administrative offices. The organization, staff, duties and types of records in Smith’s administration are summarized.

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Interviewee Name: Maria Angela "Angie" Flores

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Date: May 4, 1973

Location: Austin, Texas

Interviewer: Fred Carpenter

Length: 2 hours


Tape 1, Side 1: Autobiographical data, Joining Governor Preston Smith's staff detailed, Discusses Bob Pool's work and mail, Outlines the preparation of Smith's papers for the Southwest Collection, Refers to organizational charts in relation to papers, Smith, Faye Penn, Dan Petty mentioned, Mike Cooper's work defined, Office of State and Federal Relations noted

Tape 1, Side 2: Continues to refer to organizational charts in relation to papers, Appointments, Itinerary and Airplane Division and Mike McKinney mentioned, Office of Comprehensive Health Planning controversy after, Smith's decision to move it related, Janelle Sherry, itinerary secretary, and Eddie Ross, pilot, are noted, Staff Services Division and Jack Roberts' responsibilities portrayed, Central File Room function summarized, Discusses Governor Dolph Briscoe's correspondence routing, Returns to Smith's organization and papers, Clipping Service explained, Research, mail and archives under Pool covered, Talks of the organization of the archival papers, Public Information Division divided from Public Relations, Color coding noted

Tape 2, Side 1: Continues to describe Smith's administrative organization in relation to his papers, Public Information Division discussed, Appointments Liaison mentioned, Morris and Smith's last state-of-the-state message examined, Functions of Legal Division discussed, Succession of Legal Counsels named, Administrative Services Division, Governor's Accounting Office, summarized, Division of Operations Analysis, Governor's Budget Office, explained, Governor's Committee on Human Relations and its funding outlined

Tape 2, Side 2: Responsibilities of Division of Planning Coordination examined, Natural Resources, Transportation, Human Resources, State Planning and Development, Regional Services, and Information Center Sections' functions explained, Special Projects Section oversaw the Greater South Texas, Cultural Basin Program and rural Development Commission, Governor's Committee on Aging mentioned, Office of Information Services surveyed, Office of Comprehensive Health Planning noted, Duties of Office of Criminal Justice Planning detailed

Tape 3, Side 1: Continues to describe the Smith administrative program and staff, Office of Criminal Justice Planning discussion doupleted, Texas Film Commission and its work summarized, Smith's cameo role in one movie mentioned, Texas Department of Community Affairs, made an agency in 1971, was previously known as Division of State and Local Relations, Department's responsibilities and divisions noted, Observes that the Office of Traffic Safety Administration was one of Smith's favorites, Office of Early Childhood Development mentioned, Dave Atkinson credited for organization of papers, Fritz Lanham and B. R. (Pat) Fuller, directors of Department of Community Affairs, mentioned, Norma Wilkins describes the organization of the correspondence, Insurance study papers mentioned, Flores contributes more information on boxing of files, State agencies' correspondence discussed, Flores comments on the knowledge gained from working with the Smith archives, Compliments four divisions of Governor's office during Smith's term

Tape 3, Side 2: Compares organization of Briscoe's administration with Smith's

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