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Overview of the Collection

Historical Note

Scope and Content

Restrictions

Index Terms

Administrative Information

Container List

Records 1915

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

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 the Advisability of Consolidating Certain State Boards and Commissions and to Investigate the Public Health Laws
Title: Commission to Investigate the Advisability of Consolidating Certain State Boards and Commissions and to Investigate the Public Health Laws records
Dates: 1915
Quantity: .75 cubic feet
Abstract: The Commission studied the reorganization and consolidation of boards and commissions and revision of the public health laws.
Identification: RG028_001
Accession: 1915-021
Language: The records are in English.

Historical Note

The nine-member Commission to Investigate the Advisability of Consolidating Certain State Boards and Commissions and to Investigate the Public Health Laws was established by Act of the General Assembly on February 9, 1915. Its fun tion was to study and report by April 1 on:

"The reorganization and consolidation of the various state and county boards and commissions with a view to greater economy and efficiency: The revision of the public health laws with the purpose of fixing more definitely the responsibility of officials, and of eliminating waste and duplications of authority and of preventive laws, with the purpose of ascertaining whether the constructive work of medicine and science may not be more efficient than is possible under present law."

Information was collected from the boards, commissions and agencies concerned, and seventeen public hearings and several conferences were held. In its final report (Report of a Commission…, Hartford, 1915, C469r), principal attention was devoted to the Board of Agriculture and related groups, the various labor-related agencies and the medical and health-related boards and commissions; in these three cases the Commission recommended consolidation into three new departments.

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Scope and Content

This subgroup consists of data and correspondence that the Commission used to compile the information for its report to the General Assembly as outlined in its authorizing legislation

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

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.

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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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Index Terms

Organizations:

Connecticut. General Assembly. Commission to Investigate the Advisability of Consolidating Certain State Boards and Commissions and to Investigate the Public Health Laws

Subjects:

Administrative agencies -- Connecticut
Connecticut -- Politics and government
Connecticut. Commission to Investigate the Advisability of Consolidating Certain State Boards and Commissions and to Investigate the Public Health Laws -- Records and correspondence
Health boards -- United States -- States
Public health laws -- Connecticut
State governments -- Connecticut

Document Types:

Correspondence
Reports
Statutes

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Administrative Information

Provenance

R.A. Winslow, Jr., Clerk for the Commission deposited the records with the State Library in 1915, presumably after the Commission issued its report to the General Assembly.

Processing Information

State Library staff placed the records in the classified manuscript collection in the probate vault as D/ C734c. State Archivist Robert Claus later processed the records into RG 28. 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, 1915
Box
1. Correspondence, 1915 February-March, .5 inches 1
Unarranged.
2. Data files and reference material, 1915, 4 inches 1-1a
Board, commission and agency responses to inquiries about their status and functions with copies of related publications and other supporting materials.
Alphabetical by agency.
3. "Outline of information to be secured in regard to state commissions", 1915 February, 2 pages 1a
4. Report on boards in other states, 1915 March 2, 9 pages
Prepared by the Connecticut State Library.
5. Proposed legislation, 1915, .25 inches
Photostatic copies of recommended statutes.