Guide to the 1964-1969 Rhode Island Constitutional Convention
The Rhode Island Constitutional Convention Papers contains the official proceedings, proposals, and reports from the Convention in addition to correspondence and memorandums between the delegates. This collection also includes access to digitized copies of the Journals from the Constitutional Convention.
Mr. Henry A.L. Brown Constitutional Convention papers
2.4 cubic feet other
The Henry A.L. Brown Constitutional Convention papers, though duplicated somewhat in the 1986 Constitutional Convention Collection at the Rhode Island State Archives, contains items which illustrate the process of drafting a constitution from the delegate's position within the process. Some items provide a view to the inner workings of the life of the delegate, from lobbying efforts of special interests groups to the efforts made of the Convention organizers to facilitate teamwork and keep delegates informed on the issues. This is not a complete record of the convention but documents one delegate's involvement. It is evident, from papers collected, that Mr. Brown served on the Judiciary Committee whose main focus was Resolution 80; This resolution, among others, addressed the issues of judicial power, accountability and selection.
The John A. Notte Jr. records include correspondence, campaign-related papers, newspaper clippings and other records of John A. Notte Jr. over the course of his political career including his time as Lieutenant Governor, Secretary of State and Governor.
Guide to the Rhode Island Constitutional Convention of 1973 collection
3 linear feet
The Rhode Island Constitutional Convention of 1973 was convened to amend the state's constitution. The collection contains convention rules and other administrative documents, session journals, publicity, and research on the issues considered.