TABLE OF CONTENTS


Overview of the Collection

Historical Note

Scope and Contents

Restrictions

Index Terms

Related Material

Container List

Records 1956-1957

RG 054, State Fiscal Study 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. State Fiscal Study Commission
Title: State Fiscal Study Commission records
Dates: 1956-1957
Quantity: 1.5 cubic feet
Abstract: The Commission was appointed by Governor Abraham Ribicoff in 1956 “to consider general economy in State government, distribution of State financial aid to cities and towns, limitation of State debt, and matters relating to these subjects.”
Identification: RG054
Accession: T002714
Language: The records are in English.

Historical Note

The Commission was appointed by Governor Abraham Ribicoff in 1956 “to consider general economy in State government, distribution of State financial aid to cities and towns, limitation of State debt, and matters relating to these subjects.” Consisting of seventeen members, with William C. Bell as Chair, it first met on June 7, 1956. The Commission held regular meetings and split into three subcommittees. Merle W. De Wees directed a staff, and Booz, Allen and Hamilton carried out a special study. The Commission submitted its report to the Governor on February 11, 1957.

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Scope and Contents

The records consist of correspondence, minutes of commission and subcommittee meetings, an outside consultant’s report, newspaper clippings, working papers and drafts, drafts of subcommittee reports, and the final report, as submitted to the governor.

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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 005:033, Abraham Ribicoff gubernatorial records, Box 674, State Fiscal Study Commission, State Income Tax. Box 675, Taxation, Tax Department, Tax Study Commission.
RG 045, State Revenue Tax Force, 1969-1971
RG 047, Special Tax Commission, 1932-1935
RG 076, Department of Revenue Services, 1933-1985
RG 077, Bipartisan Commission on State Tax Revenue and Related Fiscal Policy, 1982-1983
RG 086, Governor's Commission on Tax Reform, 1972
RG 087, Connecticut Tax Study Commission, 1966-1967

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Index Terms

Organizations:

Connecticut. State Fiscal Study Commission

Persons:

Bell, William C
De Wees, Merle W

Subjects:

Bell Commission
Connecticut. State Fiscal Study Commission -- Records and correspondence
Finance -- Connecticut

Document Types:

Clippings
Correspondence
Minutes
Reports

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Container List

Records, 1956-1957
Box
1. Minutes of meetings, 1956 June 7-1957 February 8 1
Also includes minutes of the three sub-committees.
2. Report, 1957 February 11, mimeographed, 35 pages
Includes comments by three members, 11 pages. Filed with the report are notes on action on the Commission's recommendations, including a summary dated July 16, 1957.
3. Booz, Allen and Hamilton report, 1957 January 21, photo-offset, 88 pages
4. Report drafts, 1957
Working copies of early drafts of the Commission report with related notes.
5. Correspondence, 1956-1957
Chronological file of M.W. De Wees, Staff Director. Includes minutes, agenda, working papers and letters. Items are numbered and there are a name index and a list of important papers. A folder of miscellaneous correspondence follows.
6. "Minutes, Committee Reports, Data, etc.", 1956-1957 2
A binder with duplicates of papers in Record Series 1, 2 and 5, along with some working papers. May be a personal file of De Wees.
7. Clippings, 1956-1957
Mounted newspaper clippings dealing with Connecticut fiscal affairs and the work of the Commission.
8. Working papers and drafts, 1956-1957 3
Grouped by subject.
Schools, 2 folders
Highways
Housing
General fund
Telephone
Debt limit
Bookkeeping questionnaires
Insurance practice questionnaires
Work papers