Projects Series: 1961-1983
Linear Feet: 7.5 (16.5 document cases, 10 microfilm)
Status: All files are open.
“I stand for Texas in the U.S. Senate” was Senator Tower’s campaign motto in 1978, and throughout his career he worked energetically to bring federal projects to Texas. The files contain correspondence, clippings, photographs, reports, maps, staff notes and memoranda, bills, telegrams and other materials.
The majority of the materials found among the subseries concern Texas water projects, and they are often related to water conservation, flood control or navigation. The Columbus Bend Reservoir, a proposal for a series of reservoirs and locks on the Trinity River, the protection of the Edwards Aquifer, the Amistad Hydroelectric Power Plant, and the Matagorda Ship Channel are among the projects. Other subjects concern social issues, such as Community Action projects and funding for hospitals and national parks in Texas, including Padre Island National Seashore, Big Bend, Sam Houston and Sabine national parks. Additional project files are found in the State Office series.
|Texas Projects (1961-1983)||
|Texas Projects [Kent Span files] (1963-1968)||
|Department of Interior-Public Works (1963-1981)||
|Special Projects (1969, 1971-1976)||
|Texas Water Projects (1971-1975)||
|Special Projects/ Letter Files (1973-1976)||
|Project, Grant, Contract Announcements (1979)||