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RG 028:002, Commission on the Reorganization of State Departments, 1935-1937
Inventory of Records
Finding aid prepared by Connecticut State Library staff.
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The Commission on the Reorganization of State Departments was established pursuant to Special Act No. 242 of 1935, which provided for appointment by the Governor, with the advice and consent of the General Assembly, of a five-member commission to make studies and prepare recommendations and proposed legislation. Governor Wilbur Cross called the first meeting in his office on June 21, 1935, at which Col. Thomas Hewes was elected chairman. Benjamin P. Whitaker was appointed Research Director on July 1, 1935 and he was assisted by a small staff and by a number of expert consultants (as listed in the Report). The report was submitted to the Governor dated January 25, 1937, but a new Act extended the life of the Commission to March 30, 1937. The last meeting minutes bear that date, but the members and the Research Director continued for some months to provide advice and assistance to the Governor and the General Assembly.
This subgroup consists of the commission's agendas and minutes, reports and study files for each agency, consultants special reports, draft chapters for its report to the General Assembly as outlined in its authorizing legislation, press releases, correspondence, records relating to proposed legislation, and subject files consisting of working papers including correspondence and reference materials.
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RG 028:001, Commission to Investigate the Advisability of COnsolidating Certain State Boards and Commission and to Investigate the Public Health Laws, 1915.
RG 028:003, Commission to study the Integration of the State Judicial System, 1943-1945.
RG 028:004, Commission on State Government Organization, 1949-1950.
RG 028:005, Commission on Services and Expenditures (Etherington Commission), 1971.
RG 028:006, Committee on the Structure of State Government (Filer Committee), 1975-1977.
RG 028:007, Human Servuces Reorganization Commission, 1977-1979.
RG 028:008, Governor's Study Group on Limitation on Expenditures, 1978-1979.
RG 028:009, Commission to Study the Management of State Government (Thomas Commission), 1989-1991.
RG 028:010, Commission to Effect Government Reorganisation (Hull-Harper Commission), 1991-1992.
Whitaker, Benjamin P
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Agendas (administrative records)
The records of the Commission were e vidently kept in the Budget Division of which Mr. Whitaker was Director for a time, and were transferred to the State Library on August 1, 1944. Earlier, on October 23, 1939, the library received a set of the memoranda and an incomplete set of minuts, minutes from the Hon. Kenneth F. Cramer, a member of the commission. These were bound and catalogued into the "D" collection
State Archivist Robert Claus processed the records into RG 43. In 1994, State Archives staff consolidated the collection with other records of similar commissions in a new RG 28.