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New York State Constitutional Conventions of 1938 and 1967 collection

 Collection — Box: 1-2
Identifier: MS 87
Collection includes proposed amendments and commentary for the 1938 Constitutional Convention, and only commentary for the 1967 Convention. Commentary includes news clippings and lobbyist newsletters.

Dates

  • 1937-1967

Language of Materials

Collection material in English.

Terms of Access

The New York State Constitutional Conventions of 1938 & 1967 collection is open for research.

Copyright

Copyright of papers in the collection may be held by their authors, or the authors' heirs or assigns. Researchers must obtain the written permission of the holder(s) of copyright and the University Archives before publishing quotations from materials in the collection. Most papers may be copied in accordance with the library's usual procedures unless otherwise specified.

Extent

.63 Linear Feet (1 manuscript box, 1 half manuscript box)

Overview

Collection includes proposed amendments and commentary for the 1938 Constitutional Convention, and only commentary for the 1967 Convention.

Historical Note

The 1938 Constitutional Convention resulted in several proposed amendments to the New York State Constitution only a few of which were approved by voters. A summary may be found here.

The 1967 Constitutional Convention was sent to the voters in one package and was voted down in the November election. A summary of the convention may be found here.

Arrangement

This collection is arranged in two series: I. 1938 Convention and II. 1967 Convention.

Acquisition Information

Received from Kathleen Carrick in the Charles B. Sears Law Library, March 1981.

Accruals and Additions

No further accruals are expected to this collection.

Related Resources

[Reports and Documents of the New York State Constitutional Convention Committee (The Poletti Report)]. (12 volumes) Law KFN 5680 1894 A183 1938
Proceedings of the Constitutional Convention of the State of New York, April 4th to September 26th, 1967. (12 volumes) Law KFN 5680 1967 A2 1967
Rules of the 1967 Constitutional Convention and pertinent resolutions and statutes, 1967. Law KFN 5680 1967 A28b
Text, abstract and highlights of proposed constitution of the State of New York, to be submitted to electors of the State on November 7, 1967. Law KFN 5680 1967 A2533 1967
New York State Constitutional Convention 1938, New York State Library Digital collections
New York State Constitutional Convention 1967, New York State Library Digital collections

Processing Information

Processed by Karen Spencer, November 2010.
Title
Finding Aid for the New York State Constitutional Conventions of 1938 and 1967 collection
Status
completed
Author
Finding aid prepared by Karen Spencer.
Date
2010
Description rules
dacs
Language of description
und

Repository Details

Part of the University Archives Repository

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