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Overview of the Collection

Historical Note

Scope and Content

Restrictions

Index Terms

Related Material

Administrative Information

Container List

Records 1943-1945

RG 028:003, Commission to Study the Integration of the State Judicial System, 1943-1945

Inventory of Records

Finding aid prepared by Connecticut State Library staff.

Copyright © 2007 by the Connecticut State Library



Overview of the Collection

Repository: Connecticut State Library
Creator: Connecticut. Commission to Study the Integration of the State Judicial System
Title: Commission to Study the Integration of the State Judicial System records
Dates: 1943-1945
Quantity: .5 cubic feet
Abstract: The Commission studied the State's judicial system with regards to methods of appointment of judges and their tenure in office and salaries.
Identification: RG028_003
Accession: T002768
Language: The records are in English.

Historical Note

In 1943 the General Assembly authorized the appointment of a ten-member commission, “to study the integration and reorganization of the judicial system of the state, including…[the courts, the probate courts, etc.] to determine the most efficient and economical methods of integrating and reorganizing the same into one judicial system, including, but not limited to, methods of appointment of judges and such commissioners and their tenure of office and salaries.” Judge Newell Jennings became chairman and Edward C. Fisher of the Judicial Department served as secretary.

Depending largely on data, statistics and information already available from the Judicial Department and from other states, the Commission held a series of meetings beginning on July 9, 1943 and ending on December 11, 1944. Its report was adopted on July 10, 1944 and published, along with several members' dissents and comments, in 1945. A copy is with the records.

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Scope and Content

Includes minutes, bulletins, reports and correspondence.

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Restrictions

Restrictions on Access

These records are stored at an off-site facility and therefore may not be available on a same-day basis.

See the Rules and Procedures for Researchers Using Archival Records and Secured Collections policy.

Restrictions on Use

See the Reproduction and Publications of State Library Collections policy.

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Related Material

RG 028:001, Commission to Investigate the Advisability of COnsolidating Certain State Boards and Commission and to Investigate the Public Health Laws, 1915.

RG 028:002, Commission on Reorganization of State Departments, 1935-1937.

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.

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Index Terms

Persons:

Fisher, Edward C
Jennings, Newell

Organizations:

Connecticut. Commission to Study the Integration of the State Judicial System

Subjects:

Connecticut. Commission to Study the Integration of the State Judicial System -- Records and correspondence
Courts -- Connecticut
Justice, Administration of -- Connecticut

Document Types:

Agendas (administrative records)
Correspondence
Memorandums
Minutes
Reports

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Administrative Information

Processing Information

These records were formerly RG 90. In 1994, State Archives staff consolidated the collection with other records of similar commissions in a new RG 28.

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Container List

Records, 1943-1945
Box
1. Minutes and bulletins, 1943-1944, 2 inches 1
One binder including a copy of hte act authorizing the commission, a list of members, a speech by the chairman to the State Bar Association describing the commission's work (October 9, 1943), minutes of meetings, bulletins (notices of meetings, proposals), and miscellanous bulletins, drafts and background material.
2. Minutes of hearing, 1943 December 13, .25 inches
Record of a public hearing on questions being considered by the commission.
3. Material on probate courts, 1943-1944, 1 inch
Statistical material on the work and costs of the probate courts, with reports and draft recommendations for the commission's report on the subject.
4. Correspondence and notes, 1943-1945, 1 inch (2 folders)
Correspondence, drafts, memoranda, notes and reference materials pertaining to the commission's work and the distribution of its report. some papers apparaently came from the Governor's files.