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Rhode Island General Assembly Reapportionment and Redistricting records

Rhode Island State Archives

Rhode Island State Archives
337 Westminster Street
Providence, RI 02903
Tel: 401-222-2353
Fax: 401-222-3199
email: statearchives@sos.ri.gov

Inventory

Series 1. Legislative Re-Districting/Reapportionment Maps
Legislative Re-Districting/Reapportionment Maps, 2002 (Accession 2002-54) contains official maps of the General Assembly’s Reapportionment Commission 78 maps (39 House and 39 Senate) and 2 map keys on foam core. (Maps created by Election Data Services, Washington, D.C. and dated 2/20/2002) These maps are arranged by municipality A-Z (house maps and senate maps). These maps do not reflect the court case in 2004. Maps were not updated to reflect the changes as a result of this case and the changes that occurred in 2005.

Series 2. Reapportionment Committee records
Reapportionment Committee records, 2001-2002 (Accession 2006-05) contains transcripts and VHS tapes of the General Assembly’s Reapportionment Commission 2001-2002. Besides the transcripts and the tapes, Box 2 has 1 map (folded) of Senate Plan Alternative E as amended 12/11/2001 (map is dated 12/12/2001).

Meeting transcripts
Box 1, Folder 1-2

Videotapes
Box 2
Reapportionment meetings

Container Description Date
Box 28-29 Correspondence
2001-2002
Box 2, Folder 30 Meeting File
February 1, 2002
Box 2, Folder 31-32 Sign-in sheets
2001-2002
Box 2, Folder 33 Municipal Resolution (North Kingstown)
Box 2, Folder 34-35 Law Revision - Redistricting 2001: Rhode Island and the Nation
House Judiciary Committee
Contents Note: 2 tapes

January 31, 2002
House Judiciary Committee
Contents Note: 2 copies

February 1, 2002
House Judiciary Committee
February 13, 2002
House Session
February 6, 2002
House Session
February 12, 2002
Senate Floor
February 7, 2002

Series 3. Re--Districting Maps
Re-Districting Maps, 2002 (Accession 2008-43) contains PDF files that were downloaded from the Election Data Services website by the State Library. These maps are dated 2/12/2002 and are not the official maps of the 2002 Reapportionment Commission but can be considered drafts (for informational purposes only). They are arranged numerically by district number (house and senate).

Series 4. Elmer E. Cornwall Jr. records
Elmer E. Cornwell Jr. records, 1990-2001 (Accession 2010-16) contains the files of Elmer E. Cornwell Jr. who was a Professor of Political Science at Brown University, Little Compton Town Moderator, 1985 - 2004, member of the 1962 Commission On Reapportionment Of The House of Representatives, House Parliamentarian, 1977-2002 and Special Assistant to the Speaker of the House, 2003 - 2004. He was the House of Representatives' chief expert on Constitutional Conventions; Reapportionment and Municipal Home Rule Charters. These records contain information related to the 2000 United States Census and the state-level reapportionment and redistricting activities.

Container Description Date
Box 1, Folder 1 Redistricting Commission Meeting Minutes
1991
Box 1, Folder 2 Copies of various legislation related to redistricting
undated
Box 1, Folder 3 Correspondence
1995-2000
Box 1, Folder 4 Rhode Island maps
1992, 1997
Box 1, Folder 5 Parliamentary Procedure
undated
Box 1, Folder 6 Providence Journal-Bulletin Special Charter Section
October 22, 1980
Box 1, Folder 7 House Oversight Committee
2004
Box 1, Folder 8 Invocation
undated
Box 1, Folder 9 Parliamentarian General Memoranda
1994-2001
Box 1, Folder 10 Constitutional Convention documents
1984
Box 1, Folder 11 Constitutional Convention VHS tape and four cassette tapes
1986
Box 1, Folder 12 Copy of An Act Related to Redistricting of the General Assembly (H 7056)
2002
Box 1, Folder 13 Redistricting Consultant
1999
Box 1, Folder 14 Caliper Corporation Redistricting Corporation
2000
Box 1, Folder 15 Census 2000 Redistricting Preparations
2000
Box 1, Folder 16 AutoBound Redistricting, proposal
2000
Box 1, Folder 17 Decision Analyst, Inc. Redistricting Support Service Proposal
August 2000
Box 1, Folder 18 Election Data Services Redistricting System and Support Services Proposal
August 2000
Box 1, Folder 19 Public Hearings
1991-1992
Box 1, Folder 20 Request for Proposals (RFP)
2000
Box 1, Folder 21 Census Bureau meeting
1998
Box 1, Folder 22 United States Department of Commerce Census 2000 materials
2000
Box 1, Folder 23 Progress Reports- Phase II- EDC
1999
Box 1, Folder 24 Minority Reps.
1999
Box 1, Folder 25 Redistricting Request for Proposals (RFP)
2001
Box 1, Folder 26 Phase II Request for Proposals (RFP)
1999
Box 1, Folder 27 Court Decisions
undated
Box 1, Folder 28 Election Data Services
1996
Box 1, Folder 29 Correspondence with Director of the Bureau of the Census Martha Farnsworth Riche
1995
Box 1, Folder 30 Correspondence with Marshall L. Turner, Jr., Chief of the Census 2000 Redistricting Data Office
1998-1999
Box 1, Folder 31 Contract with Election Data Services (Phase II)
1999
Box 1, Folder 32 Request for Proposals (RFP) for Final Phase (Redistricting)
1999-2000
Box 1, Folder 33 Request for Proposals (RFP) and Contract
2001
Box 1, Folder 34 Redistricting
1999
Box 2, Folder 1 National Conference of State Legislatures
1996
Box 2, Folder 2 EDS District Data
1991-1992
Box 2, Folder 3 Redistricting
2001
Box 2, Folder 4 Commission meetings
undated
Box 2, Folder 5 Redistricting calendar
2001
Box 2, Folder 6 Minority groups
2001
Box 2, Folder 7 Current Districts
2001
Box 2, Folder 8 Massachusetts Redistricting materials
2001
Box 2, Folder 9 Redistricting Systems and Services proposals
2000
Box 2, Folder 10 NCLS Program documents
1998
Box 2, Folder 11 Census Bureau Information re: Phase I, II and III
1998
Box 2, Folder 12 Redistricting Law 2000 document (Draft)
1998
Box 2, Folder 13 Redistricting Case Summaries from the 1990s
1998
Box 2, Folder 14 Texas Legislative Redistricting System- Prototype
1998
Box 2, Folder 15 Election Data Services Vendor Information letter to Mr. Cornwell
December 11, 1998
Box 2, Folder 16 Mapitude Vendor Information
undated
Box 2, Folder 17 U.S. Census Bureau Technical Information
1998
Box 2, Folder 18 Website address for Redistricting Task Force
undated
Box 2, Folder 19 Redistricting Task Force agenda
December 9-11, 1998
Box 2, Folder 20 PSA Vendor information
undated
Box 2, Folder 21 Census Monitoring Board information
1998

Series 5. Maps
This series contains 123 individual maps including district maps, individual city and town maps showing representative districts and boundaries.