TABLE OF CONTENTS


Overview of the Collection

Historical Note

Scope and Content

Restrictions

Index Terms

Related Material

Administrative Information

Container List

Records 1915-1921

RG 053, Commission to Investigate & Report on a Civil Administration Code, 1919-1921

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 Investigate & Report on a Civil Administration Code
Title: Commission to Investigate & Report on a Civil Administration Code records
Dates: 1915-1921
Quantity: 2 cubic feet
Abstract: The Commission was created in 1919 "to investigate and report on a civil administration code." It collected data on state government organization and expenditures, took testimony from government officials and others, held public hearings between April and May 1920, and drafted its final report.
Identification: RG053
Accession: T002713
Language: The records are in English.

Historical Note

In 1919, the General Assembly created this Commission “to investigate and report on a civil administration code.” Five members were appointed, of whom James R. Mead was elected chairman and Frank E. Morgan secretary. The first meeting was held in June 1919. The Commission collected data on state government organization and expenditures, took testimony from government officials and others, held public hearings between April and May 1920, and drafted its final report. The report was agreed upon in September 1920 and the General Assembly received the report in the 1921 session and formed a new joint committee on the matter. Legislators recommitted the bill reported out in May 1921, and the legislation never passed.

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Scope and Content

The record group contains minutes of meetings, reports and bills from the legislature, printed reports of state agencies and administration codes of other states, working papers and drafts, organizational charts, drafts of the final report, and the report itself.

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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

None.

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Index Terms

Organizations:

Connecticut. Commission to Investigate & Report on a Civil Administration Code

Persons:

Mead, James R
Morgan, Frank E

Subjects:

Connecticut -- Politics and government
Connecticut. Commission to Investigate & Report on a Civil Administration Code -- Records and correspondence
State governments

Document Types:

Correspondence
Financial records
Minutes
Organizational charts
Reports

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Administrative Information

Provenance

The Commission's records were found early in 1972 in the State Library's Oak Street building; they were in extreme disorder and are incomplete.

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Container List

Records, 1915-1921
Box
1. Drafts and published copies of the report and the proposed statute, 1919-1921 1
2. General file, 1919-1921
Correspondence, drafts and working papers. The file marked, "Mr. Morgan," contains minutes of meetings and other significant papers.
Arranged partly by subject and partly by name of Commission member.
A-P 1
R-Z 2
3. Reports and bills from General Assembly files, 1921
Official file copies with clerks' notations of action.
4. Reference materials, 1915-1921
Printed reports of several state government offices and of administration codes of other states.
5. Working papers and preliminary drafts, 1919-1921 3
6. Organization charts 4
Drafts and blueprints of existing and proposed structure of the state government.