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Constitutional conventions--Rhode Island.

Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings

Found in 19 Collections and/or Records:

Constitution of the State of Rhode Island and Providence Plantations: Done in Convention at Providence, Fourth Day of December, A.D. 1986

 Item — Folder 52. Constitution of the State of Rhode Island and Providence Plantations: Done in Convention at Providence, Fourth Day of December, A.D. 1986
Identifier: 1636-235
Scope and Contents

Constitution of the State of Rhode Island and Providence Plantations: Done in Convention at Providence on the Fourth Day of December, A.D. 1986, including amendments approved November, 1992

Dates: 1994

Constitutional Convention transcripts and journals, 1986

 Digital Work
Identifier: 6c042588-f5cd-44b7-adbe-31270f5c1bbb
Dates: 1986

Henry A.L. Brown Constitutional Convention papers, 1986

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: 1997-96
Abstract The Henry A.L. Brown Constitutional Convention papers, though duplicated somewhat in the 1986 Constitutional Convention Collection at the Rhode Island State Archives, contains items which illustrate the process of drafting a constitution from the delegate's position within the process. Some items provide a view to the inner workings of the life of the delegate, from lobbying efforts of special interests groups to the efforts made of the Convention organizers to facilitate teamwork and keep...
Dates: 1986

Journal of the Convention Assembled to Frame a a Constitution for the State of Rhode Island, at Newport, 1842

 Item — Folder 5 Journal of the Convention...Constitution of the State of Rhode Island 1842
Identifier: 1636-639
Scope and Contents From the Sub-Series: Records documenting the convention proceedings and ratification of the first Rhode Island constitution authorized to replace the English royal charter, which had served as the basis of governmental structure and hierarchy since first obtained in July 1663. Voted upon by the freemen qualified under the charter November 21 - 23, 1842 (7,032 for and 59 against) the constitution officially went into effect Tuesday May 2, 1843. Collection encompasses both the proceedings of the convention...
Dates: 1842

Proceeding of the Limited Constitutional Convention of the State of Rhode Island, 1951

 Item — Folder 14 Proceedings of the Limited Constitutional Convention of Rhode Island 1951
Identifier: 1636-420
Scope and Contents

Proceedings of the Limited Constitutional Convention of the State of Rhode Island, Held on the 1st, 2nd and 3rd Days of June, A.D. 1951 as Provided for Under Chapter 2705 of the Public Laws of Rhode Island, 1951

Dates: 1951

Rhode Island State Constitution, 1842

 Digital Work
Identifier: caf21565-cd2e-437c-975c-f68ba5ae0c63
Dates: 1842

Rhode Island State Constitution, 1986

 Digital Work
Identifier: 0afba813-d20f-4c34-89c1-59d32fdc6722
Dates: 1986

Rhode Island State Constitution: Rhode Island Convention records

 Series — Multiple Containers
Identifier: C#00583-C#00589-C#0000523-C#00586
Scope and Contents Records of convention proceedings authorized to establish or make amendments to the Rhode Island state constitution. These records include records of the first assembly held for that purpose in Newport, June 1824. Also included are records related to the conventions held in 1841-1842 which brought about the first constitution as well as subsequent amendments made or reiterations ratified in conventions of 1933, 1944, 1951, 1955, 1958, 1964-1968, 1973 & 1986. Additionally included are...
Dates: 1824-1986

State Constitutional Convention journal, 1824

 Item — Volume Constitutional Convention journal, 1824
Identifier: C#00586
Scope and Contents

Journal of convention proceedings, June 24 to July 3, 1924, 1 Volume, 49 pp.

Dates: 1824

State Constitutional Convention records, 1933

 Sub-Series — Folder 7 Proceedings of the Constitutional Convention 1933 (1636-641)
Identifier: C#00589
Scope and Contents

1933 constitutional convention approved April 7, 1933 (public law chapter 2014) convened for the limited purpose of addressing proposal of amendment to the United States Constitution repealing the 18th Amendment (Prohibition). Amendment unanimously approved in convention, May 8, 1933. Records consist of two signed copies of the published convention proceedings (30 pp.) and one signed resolution of that body to the Rhode Island Legislature.

Dates: 1933

State Constitutional Convention records, 1944


1944 constitutional convention convened to exempt members of military & merchant marines from voting registration requirements

Dates: 1944

State Constitutional Convention records, 1951

Identifier: C#00583

1951 Convention held to consider eight proposals of amendment to the Rhode Island Constitution

Dates: 1951

State Constitutional Convention records, 1955

 Sub-Series — Box Constitutional Convention records, 1955
Identifier: C#00662
Scope and Contents The 1955 convention was held for the limited purpose to address three proposals of amendment to the Rhode Island Constitution; (1) increase in compensation of members of legislature; (2) life tenure for judges of supreme & superior courts & (3) redevelopment & rehabilitation of blighted substandard & unsanitary areas within cities & towns. Collection consists of official stenographic record of proceedings, committee lists, roll call votes, agendas, resolutions,...
Dates: 1955

State Constitutional Convention records, 1958

 Sub-Series — Box Constitutional Convention records, 1958
Identifier: C#00591
Scope and Contents 1958 Convention was held for the limited purpose to address a proposal of amendment to the Rhode Island Constitution to allow for absentee voting and elimination of language requiring biennial census of registered voters. Records consist of convention proceedings, January 31 to February 7, 1958, 255 pp. & proceedings of public hearings held before executive session of committee on absentee voting, February 4 – 6, 1958, 217 pp.; committee on bi-Partisan Enumerators, February 5, 69 pp. and...
Dates: 1958

State Constitutional Convention records, 1964-1969

 Sub-Series — Multiple Containers
Identifier: C#00520
Scope and Contents Records documenting the first open unlimited constitutional convention authorized since 1842 as approved by the voters at the general election held November 3, 1964. Proposed constitution as ratified in convention rejected by voters at special elections held April 16, 1968. Records grouped into eight series; (1) proposals & resolutions; (2) convention journals; (3) committee files; (4) public hearings; (5) newspaper clippings; (6) research department reports; (7) proceedings, 3 volumes...
Dates: 1964-1969

State Constitutional Convention records, 1973

 Sub-Series — Box Constitutional Convention records, 1973
Identifier: C#00521
Scope and Contents 1973 constitutional convention was an unlimited convention in which seven ballot questions were put before the voters in a special election; (1) suffrage (approved); (2) qualification for office (approved) (3) grand jury (approved); (4) lotteries (approved); (5); constitutional amendments and revisions (approved); (6) four year terms for general officers (rejected) & (7) legislative compensation (rejected). Material arranged within five series; lottery information drawn from other states...
Dates: 1973

State Constitutional Convention records, 1986

 Sub-Series — Multiple Containers
Identifier: C#00339

The records of the 1986 Rhode Island Constitutional Convention covers the entire year of 1986 and consists of videotaped plenary sessions, transcripts of proceeding, journals, committee files, subject files, ballot questions, resolutions, realia (convention stamps), publicity files, public information videotapes and audio tapes.

Dates: 1986

State Constitutional Conventions records, 1841-1842

 Sub-Series — Multiple Containers
Identifier: C#00587, C#00590, C#00522

Papers relating to the first Rhode Island Constitution ratified in convention November 5, 1842

Dates: 1841-1842

United State Constitution: Rhode Island Convention

 Series — Multiple Containers
Identifier: C#00238

The Constitutional Convention Constitution of the United States: Papers Relating to Adoption by the State of Rhode Island consist of papers relating to the adoption of the United States Constitution by Rhode Island.

Dates: 1785-1790