Stallings, Rex and Clay Wilkins 1973-06-01

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Rex Stallings and Clay Wilkins, both with the Office of Information Services, discuss its origin, purpose and function.

General Interview Information

Interviewee Name: Rex Stallings and Clay Wilkins

Additional Parties Recorded: None

Date: June 01, 1973

Location: Austin, Texas

Interviewer: Fred Carpenter

Length: 1 hour


Tape 1, Side 1: Stallings reviews his career and origin of interest in state government, Explanation of information systems, Origin and format of Information Services explored, Cites attempts to establish the recognition of a need for Information Services, Problems of the autonomous agency, "In-put, out-put model" explained, Notes Texas economic assets, Specific proposals on utilizing information services, South Texas Cultural Basin Project discussed, Comments on availability of information to industry, Present emphasis of Information Services, Mr. Wilkins explains the origin of his interest in state government.

Tape 1, Side 2: Description of job with Information Services, Distribution of publications explained, Outlines organization of Information Services, Higher Education Information System reviewed, States attitude toward vocational education, Industrial Commission’s use of Information Services, Hypothesis concerning crime and the urban environment, Further descriptions of projects and aid given to various state agencies, Highway Department’s use of computers praised and attitude toward its autonomy expressed, Gov. Preston Smith’s support of Information Services cited, Speculations on the results of federal financing.

Range Dates: 1969-1973

Bulk Dates: 1969-1973

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