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.
Phillips Memorial Library, Special and Archival Collections
Board of Registration for Professional Engineers and Land Surveyors meeting minutes
.12 cubic feet other
1961 June - 1964 September
The Board of Registration for Professional Engineers and Land Surveyors meeting minutes includes meeting minutes; correspondence out to agencies/organizations (office copies); correspondence from agencies/organizations; mimeographed copies of board's newsletter; newspaper clippings and copies of Professional Engineering Exams from the State of New York.
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 records of the 1986 Rhode Island Constitutional Convention covers the entire year of 1986 and consists of videotaped plenary sessions, transcripts of proceeding, journals, committee files, subject files, ballot questions, resolutions, realia (convention stamps), publicity files, public information videotapes and audio tapes.
Rhode Island General Assembly Reapportionment and Redistricting records
17.7 cubic feet other and 123 maps
1883-2002 (bulk 1970-2002)
The Rhode Island General Assembly Reapportionment and Redistricting records consist of the records of the General Assembly’s Reapportionment Commission (2001) including official maps, transcripts, videocassettes of Commission proceedings and the records of Elmer E. Cornwall (House Parliamentarian (1977-2002) and was the House of Representatives' chief expert on Constitutional Conventions; Reapportionment and Municipal Home Rule Charters.
The McCarthy/Bannon Family Collection consists of newspaper clippings, photographs, correspondence and ephemera related to the Bannon family of Mansfield, Massachusetts and the McCarthy family of Providence, Rhode Island. The majority of materials are related to Patrick Joseph McCarthy who served as mayor of Providence, Rhode Island from January 1907 to January 1909.
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.