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Records Relating to State Constitutional Conven... | State Archives Catalog

Records of convention proceedings authorized to establish or make amendments to the state constitution.  Includes record of first assembly held for that purpose at Newport, June 1824, conventions of 1841-1842 which brought about the first constitution as well as subsequent amendments made or reiterations ratified in conventions of 1933, 1944, 1951, 1955, 1958, 1964 – 1968, 1973 & 1986.  Includes transcripts & journals, minutes, resolutions, ballot questions, reports, roll call votes, correspondence, umatic video recordings & ratifications.  C#00586; C#0339; C#0520; C#0521; C#0541; C#0583; C# 0588 & C#0662;

Dates: 1824 – 1986

Extent: 40 record cartons; 2 Hollinger; 50.0 cubic feet

Types of Materials: hand written manuscripts; typescript; abstracts

Conditions Governing Access: 1842 Constitution as ratified (preservation concerns)

Finding Aids: index (printed & electronic)

Related Source: Royal Charter

Subgroups under State Constitutional Conventions

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