TABLE OF CONTENTS


Overview of the Collection

Historical Note

Scope and Content

Restrictions

Index Terms

Related Material

Container List

Records 1932-1934

RG 037, Liquor Control Commission

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. Liquor Control Commission
Title: Liquor Control Commission records
Dates: 1932-1934
Quantity: 1 cubic foot
Abstract: The Liquor Control Commission's purpose was to study modifications in governmental control of alcoholic beverages.
Identification: RG037
Accession: T002691
Language: The records are in English.

Historical Note

The Liquor Control Commission was established in 1933 by an act of the Connecticut General Assembly. Under the direction of Governor Wilbur Cross, it consisted of 7 members of varying backgrounds, and its purpose was to study modifications in governmental control of alcoholic beverages. With repeal of the 18th Amendment imminent and the Volstead Act already amended to permit the sale of beverages up to 3.2% alcohol content, Connecticut had to prepare some means of liquor control. The Commission was to recommend regulations and propose drafts of legislation.

In 1979, the Liquor Control Commission becomes the Division of Liquor Control in the new Department of Business Regulation. In 1980, the Department of Business Regulation is abolished and the Division of Liquor Control is moved to the Department of Public Safety and renamed the Department of Liquor Control. In 1995, the Department of Liquor Control merged into the Department of Consumer Protection and was renamed the Liquor Control Commission.

See also the Liquor Control Commission Agency History.

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Scope and Content

This record group contains working papers of the Commission, including minutes of meetings, copies of previous Connecticut statutes dealing with alcoholic beverages dating back to 1918, and proposals for a statute. Also included are copies of statutes from other states and Canada, some correspondence, articles, and a carbon copy of the bill submitted and kept by the chair, John Buckley.

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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. Liquor Control Commission

Subjects:

Connecticut. Liquor Control Commission -- Records and correspondence
Liquor laws -- Connecticut

Document Types:

Bills (legislative records)
Correspondence
Minutes
Reports

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Container List

Records, 1932-1934
Box
2 black notebooks 1
Contains drafts of legislation regarding sale of beer; notes on activities and public hearings; outline of the Commission's goals; minutes of meetings; legal definitions of terms; recommendations for permits, revenue, seizures, and penalties.
Loose papers
Contains notes and working papers on taxation of liquor sales, permit applications, suggested legislation, legislation pending in other states and Canada.
Brown notebook 2
Contains draft of liquor control bill, dated March 24, 1933.
Loose papers
Contains correspondence, drafts of legislation, memoranda to Governor and others on progress of work.
First and Second Reports of New York State Commission on Liquor Control, 1933, 1934
YMCA report on conference regarding alcohol abuse
Yale Alumni Weekly
Issue on liquor control.
The International Student
Issue on liquor control.