Kentucky Constitutional Revision Assembly records

Abstract

The Kentucky Constitutional Revision Assembly records (dated 1964-1967; 2.43 cubic feet; 5 boxes, 2 items, and 1 folder) contains correspondence, clippings, posters, reports, promotional literature, and other materials relating to unsuccessful attempts in the 1960s to revise Kentucky's 1891 constitution.

Descriptive Summary

Title
Kentucky Constitutional Revision Assembly records
Extent
2.43 Cubic Feet
Subjects
Minutes.
Speeches, addresses, etc.
Reports.
Arrangement
The collection is arranged by format.
Finding Aid Author
Ida Sell
Preferred Citation
67m159: [Identification of item], Kentucky Constitutional Revision Assembly records, 1964-1967, University of Kentucky Special Collections Research Center.
Repository
University of Kentucky

Collection Overview

Biography / History
The 1944 Kentucky General Assembly passed a resolution calling for a convention to draw up a new constitution for Kentucky. The question was put to the voters in a 1947 referendum, but not enough support was gained for the constitutional convention. In 1948, a Constitutional Review Commission was established. Efforts to enact its recommendations for change by amendment were also unsuccessful. A call for a convention to revise only certain areas of the constitution, which was made in 1960, failed at the polls, too. The 1964 General Assembly created a Constitution Revision Assembly to write a new constitution for consideration by the voters. The new charter did not sway the voters, and the 1966 referendum on its merits had the same results as the earlier efforts.
Scope and Content
The Kentucky Constitutional Revision Assembly records (dated 1964-1967; 2.43 cubic feet; 5 boxes, 2 items, and 1 folder) contains correspondence, clippings, posters, reports, promotional literature, and other materials relating to unsuccessful attempts in the 1960s to revise Kentucky's 1891 constitution. The records include minutes for some of the meetings of the Constitution Review Assembly, reports from various committees and subcommittees of the Assembly, Kentucky Constitutions (1792-1891), and pertinent correspondence from individuals interested in the proposed revision, including Governors Ned Breathitt and Happy Chandler. The collection contains related newspaper clippings and scrapbooks, including several articles pertaining to the 1947 and 1966 electoral campaigns over the question of a new constitution. A speech delivered by Earle C. Clements is also included.

Restrictions on Access and Use

Conditions Governing Access
Conditions Governing Access Collection is open to researchers by appointment.
Use Restrictions
The physical rights to the materials in this collection are held by the University of Kentucky Special Collections Research Center.

Contents of the Collection

Call for assembly and list of members, 1964 February 13-1965 September 23

  • Box 1, folder 1
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First and second meeting minutes, 1964 February 17-April 21

  • Box 1, folder 2
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Third assembly meeting minutes, 1964 May 28

  • Box 1, folder 3
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Calendar of meetings and agendas, 1964 April 24-1965 December 8

  • Box 1, folder 4
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Fourth through seventh meeting minutes, 1964 September-1965 November 17

  • Box 1, folder 5
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Eighth meeting minutes, 1965 November 22

  • Box 1, folder 6
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Ninth meeting minutes, 1965 November 23

  • Box 1, folder 7
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Progress reports, 1964 September 24-1965 May 7

  • Box 1, folder 8
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Floor actions, 1965 November 22-December 8

  • Box 1, folder 9
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Correspondence, 1964 April

  • Box 1, folder 10
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Submission of constitution, 1965 May 11-31

  • Box 2, folder 1
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Taxation research, 1965 June 9-1966 October 17

  • Box 2, folder 2
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Bill of rights and elections committee and subcommittee materials, 1964 April 21-1965 November 17

  • Box 2, folder 3
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Bill of rights and elections committee workbook, 1964 May-1965 May

  • Box 2, folder 4
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Education, health and welfare committee workbook, 1964 May

  • Box 2, folder 5
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Education,health and welfare committee reports, 1965 April 13-May 20

  • Box 2, folder 6
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Local government committee reports, 1964 April 21-1965 November 17

  • Box 2, folder 7
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Local government committee workbook, 1964 May 7

  • Box 2, folder 8
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Local government city and county subcommittee reports, 1964 May 7-1965 March 11

  • Box 2, folder 9
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Local government committee district officers and general provisions subcommittee reports, 1965 July 29-1966 January 15

  • Box 2, folder 10
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Local government committee finance subcommittee, 1964 May 7

  • Box 3, folder 1
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Local and state government judiciary subcommittee reports, 1964 May 7-1965 May 21

  • Box 3, folder 2
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Local and state government joint meeting transcription, 1965 March 11

  • Box 3, folder 3
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Revision process committee workbook, 1964 May

  • Box 3, folder 4
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State government committee workbook, 1964 May 7

  • Box 3, folder 5
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State government committee materials about unicameral legislature, 1964 June 4-September 10

  • Box 3, folder 6
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State government committee, 1964 May 21-1965 November 23

  • Box 3, folder 7
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Coordinating committee, 1964 May-November

  • Box 3, folder 8
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Coordinating committee, 1964 October 12-December 17

  • Box 3, folder 9
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Worksheets of proposed resolutions, 1965 October-November

  • Box 3, folder 10
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Comparative chart of conflicting committee proposals, 1965 October-November

  • Box 4, folder 1
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Summaries of committee recommendations, 1965 November

  • Box 4, folder 2
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Committee proposals, 1965 November 17

  • Box 4, folder 3
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Constitution review commission report, 1954-1955

  • Box 4, folder 4
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Copies of Kentucky's constitutions, 1792, 1799, 1850

  • Box 4, folder 5
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Legislative research commission publications, undated

  • Box 4, folder 6
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Text of Collier's New Constitution of Kentucky, 1964 March 30

  • Box 4, folder 7
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National municipal league publications, 1964

  • Box 4, folder 8
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Public opinion about educational reforms desired in new constitution, 1964 March 19-1966 April 18

  • Box 5, folder 1
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Correspondence from organizations interested in constitution revision, 1965-1966

  • Box 5, folder 2
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Earle C. Clements speech script, Eastern Kentucky State University, 1966 August 4

  • Box 5, folder 3
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Campaign for constitution propaganda, 1966

  • Box 5, folder 4
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Miscellaneous constitution correspondence and reports, 1964-1967

  • Box 5, folder 5
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Kentucky constitution revision assembly scrapbook, volume 1, 1964 February-1966 October

  • Item 1
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Kentucky constitution revision assembly scrapbook volume 2, 1966 November-1967 February

  • Item 2
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Resolution of the Constitution Revision Assembly to elect Earle C. Clements to preside, 1965 December 29

  • Folder 1
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