Archival Records

Search Results:

  • Vermont. General Assembly.
    Bills that failed and other legislative material, 1791-1849.
    Series ID: A-123 (Click for Index) Location: State Archives
    Extent: 5 cubic feet. Access: Open
    Scope: Series consists of bills that failed to become a law, as well as some legislative acts, resolutions, committee reports, minutes of the General Assembly, and innkeepers licenses. See also Manuscript Vermont State Papers, volume 83, "Acts and Bills dismissed", 1800-1814.
  • Vermont. General Assembly.
    Committee hearing recordings, 1985 - 2014.
    Series ID: LEG-006 (Click for Index) Location: State Archives
    Extent: 295.75 cubic feet. Access: Open
    Scope: Series consists of audio recordings of legislative committee meetings. They primarily consist of recordings of standing committee meetings, but recordings of some interim, joint, and special committees also are available. Depending on the year of the recording, they may be reel-to-reel tape, cassette tape, or compact disc. Logs, referred to as tape or CD sheets, also are included. A card index to the recordings from 1967 to 1994 is available in the Reference Room of the State Archives and Records Administration. The index can be searched by subject, bill number, committee, or witness name. A similar index for the recordings since 1994 is available online through the Vermont General Assembly's Web page at http://www.leg.state.vt.us/research03.cfm.
    Click here for Related Finding Aids
  • Vermont. General Assembly.
    Committee to consider the financial affairs of the state (John N. Pomeroy, etc.), 1849-1851.
    Series ID: A-027 (Click for Index) Location: State Archives
    Extent: 2.5 linear inches. Access: Open
    Scope: Series consists of an 1851 report to the Vermont legislature on the financial affairs of the state and related correspondence by John Pomeroy. Joint Resolution No. 96 (1850) called for the "Appointment of Committee to Consider and Report Upon the Financial Affairs of the State"; John N. Pomeroy, Waitstill R. Ranney and Timothy P. Redfield were appointed to the committee.
  • Vermont. General Assembly.
    Debentures of Members of the General Assembly, 1800-1835, 1923.
    Series ID: A-114 (Click for Index) Location: State Archives
    Extent: 1 oversize box (2 volumes) Access: Open
    Scope: Series consists of debentures of the general assembly, which lists legislators, the miles traveled, the amount due, the number of days attended, the amount due, and the total amount due each legislator.
  • Vermont. General Assembly.
    Farmers' Legislative Organization of Vermont, 1902-1965.
    Series ID: A-115 (Click for Index) Location: State Archives
    Extent: 2.5 linear inches (1 volume) Access: Open
    Scope: Series consists of minutes, lists of members, bylaws and the organization's constitution. The Farmer's Legislative Organization originally served as advocates for farmers; the organization eventually started Farmer's Night and other legislative traditions.
  • Vermont. General Assembly.
    House and Senate bills status records, 1904-1919.
    Series ID: PRA-168 (Click for Index) Location: State Archives
    Extent: 1 cubic foot. Access: Open
    Scope: Series consists of volumes in which the following information was recorded: bill number, subject sponsor, date introduced, committee referred to, date reported and recommendation, dates of readings, further action and / or action taken.
  • Vermont. General Assembly.
    House Bill Book, 1874.
    Series ID: A-271 (Click for Index) Location: State Archives
    Extent: 1 volume. Access: Open
    Scope: Series consists of a list of house bills and the action taken, such as referred to a committee, dismissed or passed.
  • Vermont. General Assembly.
    House yeas and nays, 1870.
    Series ID: A-125 (Click for Index) Location: State Archives
    Extent: 1 oversize box (1 volume) Access: Open
    Scope: Series consists of a list of roll call votes that show how representatives voted.
  • Vermont. General Assembly.
    Joint Assembly / Joint Committee reports, 1801-1858.
    Series ID: A-124 (Click for Index) Location: State Archives
    Extent: 2 cubic feet. Access: Open
    Scope: Series consists of appointments made by the joint assembly to county offices, including judges, sheriffs, states attornies, high bailiff, judges of probate, and justices of the peace. There are also joint assembly votes for auditor of accounts, secretary of state, sergeant at arms, as well as joint resolutions, minutes of the joint assembly, yeas and nays, and committee reports. Much of the material is published in the House and Senate "Journals" Committee Reports in the "Journals" can be found by utilizing "Vermont Legislative Reports; An Index to Reports found in the Journals of the Vermont House and Senate" (State Papers of Vermont, vol. XXII, 1991)
  • Vermont. General Assembly.
    Joint Assembly Journals, 1778-1965.
    Series ID: A-113 (Click for Index) Location: State Archives
    Extent: 32 volumes. Access: Open
    Scope: Series consists of journals of the Joint Assembly; they are handwritten before 1919, and typed after 1919.
  • Vermont. General Assembly.
    Legislative and state officer photographs, 1866-2002, bulk 1990-2002.
    Series ID: A-117 (Click for Index) Location: State Archives
    Extent: 2 cubic feet; 2 oversize folders. Access: Open
    Scope: Series consists of photographs of legislators and state officers that were published in the legislative directory, as well as ten panoramic photos of legislators (1894 to 2002), books of state senators photographs from 1882, 1892 and 1910, and various other photographs.
  • Vermont. General Assembly.
    Legislative Committee records, 1917- [ongoing].
    Series ID: A-116 (Click for Index) Location: State Archives
    Extent: 304 cubic feet; 16 microfilm reels (16 mm). Access: Open
    Scope: Series consists of records of action, minutes and supporting material (bill drafts, correspondence, reports, transcripts of committee meetings and hearings) for standing committees and some special committees. The records are deposited with the secretary of state pursuant House and Senate Rule No. 29. For source material of filmed records, see SE-147.
    Click here for Related Finding Aids
  • Vermont. General Assembly.
    List of Joint Resolutions and Acts, 1898-1900.
    Series ID: A-126 (Click for Index) Location: State Archives
    Extent: 2.5 linear inches (1 volume) Access: Open
    Scope: Series consists of lists of joint resolutions and acts received by the secretary of state's office in the 1898 and the 1900 legislative sessions.
  • Vermont. General Assembly.
    Manuscript Journals of the House and Senate, 1821-1931.
    Series ID: A-141 (Click for Index) Location: State Archives
    Extent: 2.5 linear inches; 8 volumes. Access: Open
    Scope: Series consists of scattered manuscript journals of the House and Senate.
  • Vermont. General Assembly.
    Manuscript Laws of Vermont, circa 1778-1968.
    Series ID: A-112 (Click for Index) Location: State Archives
    Extent: .4 cubic foot; 67 volumes; 1 item. Access: Open
    Scope: Series consists of the manuscript laws of Vermont; the published versions of the "Laws of Vermont" were created from these manuscripts. Includes the manuscript revised laws of 1797, as well as the cover page, possibly to the 1778 laws, called "A Record of the Acts and Laws of the State of Vermont in America".
  • Vermont. General Assembly.
    Original Acts and Resolves of the Vermont General Assembly, 1800 - Present.
    Series ID: SE-005 (Click for Index) Location: State Archives
    Extent: 100.4 cubic feet; 73 microfilm reels. Access: Open
    Scope: Series consists of manuscript original acts and resolutions of the legislature. The original act consists of the bill as introduced and the changes that were made before the bill passed. The acts and resolves are deposited with the secretary of state's office pursuant to 3 V.S.A. § 104.
  • Vermont. General Assembly.
    Petitions for municipal and presidential suffrage for women, 1904.
    Series ID: A-122 (Click for Index) Location: State Archives
    Extent: 2.5 linear inches. Access: Open
    Scope: Series consists of petitions to the General Assembly in support of granting the vote to women in municipal and presidential elections. It was not until 1917 that taxpaying women were granted municipal suffrage.
  • Vermont. General Assembly.
    Records concerning the construction of the second State House, 1833-1838.
    Series ID: A-048 (Click for Index) Location: State Archives
    Extent: .4 cubic foot (3 volumes) Access: Open
    Scope: Series consists of a ledger, a journal of expenditures and receipts, a roll of hands, and journals of agreement. Includes records kept by Ammi B. Young, architect and superintendent of the second State House.
  • Vermont. General Assembly.
    Representative Cola Hudson records relating to reapportionment, 1998-2002.
    Series ID: A-026 (Click for Index) Location: State Archives
    Extent: 1 cubic foot. Access: Open
    Scope: Series consists of corrrespondence, statistics, memoranda, maps, publications, reports, and legislative bills relating to reapportionment. The records are from the office of Representative Cola Hudson, chair of the House Government Operations committee, the committee responsible for accepting the proposed House plan from the Legislative Apportionment Board, and making changes if desired, before its enactment into law.
  • Vermont. General Assembly.
    Roll of the House, 1860, 1861, 1862, 1865.
    Series ID: A-127 (Click for Index) Location: State Archives
    Extent: 1 oversize box (4 volumes) Access: Open
    Scope: Series consists of lists of the names of the members of the house by town and gives their seat number. The 1862 and 1865 volumes notes the place of lodging and room number.
  • Vermont. General Assembly.
    Sergeant at Arms Wallace Whitcomb records, 1865-1975, bulk 1961-1967.
    Series ID: A-119 (Click for Index) Location: State Archives
    Extent: 1 cubic foot. Access: Open
    Scope: Series consists of newsclippings, photographs, correspondence, reports, a packet of gold leaf from the State House dome, and a scrapbook. Wallace Whitcomb was Sergeant at Arms from February 1961 to July 1967.
  • Vermont. General Assembly.
    State House inventory by Sergeant-at-Arms, 1836-1856.
    Series ID: A-118 (Click for Index) Location: State Archives
    Extent: 2.5 linear inches (1 volume) Access: Open
    Scope: Series consists of a handwritten inventory of the property of the state in and around the State House, by the Sergeant at Arms and the Surveyor of Public Buildings.
  • Vermont. General Assembly.
    State House receipt books and architectural plan (construction of the 3rd State House), 1857-1860.
    Series ID: A-283 (Click for Index) Location: State Archives
    Extent: 2.5 linear inches (2 volumes), 1 plan. Access: Open
    Scope: Series consists of receipt books kept by the Thomas E. Powers, the superintendent for the rebuilding of the third State House, and an architectural plan of the first floor.
  • Vermont. General Assembly.
    State House statue of agriculture (Ceres) time capsule, 1938, 2002.
    Series ID: A-031 (Click for Index) Location: State Archives
    Extent: 2.5 linear inches. Access: Open
    Scope: Series consists of the contents of a time capsule: correspondence, photographs and newspaper clippings. The time capsule was placed in the head of the statute of agriculture in 1938, and was found in July 2002 when the statute was being restored. Materials also include the captions to an exhibit on the time capsule, that were displayed at the State House in the fall of 2002.
  • Vermont. General Assembly.
    Temperance petitions and memorials, 1836.
    Series ID: A-121 (Click for Index) Location: State Archives
    Extent: .4 cubic foot. Access: Open
    Scope: Series consists of petitions to the General Assembly from various Vermont towns against the "sale of ardent spirits". The petitions called upon the government to take action and forbid the sale of intoxicating beverages.
    Click here for Related Finding Aids
  • Vermont. General Assembly.
    Vermont land grant charter for the town of Barton, 1789.
    Series ID: A-009 (Click for Index) Location: State Archives
    Extent: 1 item. Access: Open
    Scope: Series consists of the manuscript land grant charter for the town of Barton. The charter was granted by the Vermont legislature.
  • Vermont. General Assembly.
    Vermont Legislative Auxiliary / Loyal Legislative Women records, circa 1957-1993.
    Series ID: A-120 (Click for Index) Location: State Archives
    Extent: 1 cubic foot. Access: Open
    Scope: Series consists of correspondence, minutes, and bylaws of the Loyal Legislative Women (which became the Vermont Legislative Auxiliary in 1980 so men could be included). The organization was made up of close relatives of legislators; the purpose of the organization was both social and to support worthy projects. The organization became inactive in 1993 due to loss of membership.
  • Vermont. General Assembly.
    Windsor Prison architectural drawings, circa 1806-1808.
    Series ID: A-039 (Click for Index) Location: State Archives
    Extent: 22 items. Access: Open
    Scope: Series consists of 15 unsigned architectural drawings submitted by architects seeking a commission for the design of the building, as well as 7 documents. An act, passed Nov. 3, 1807, called for the building of a state prison and stated that the legislature choose a board of commissioners "for the purpose of erecting and finishing a State's Prison". The documents primarily concern the efforts of various towns to convince the state prison commissioners to build in their town. The drawings in this series (drawn by two different people) were not chosen for the final prison design.
  • Vermont. General Assembly. House of Representatives.
    Representative Andrew Christiansen records, 1987-1996.
    Series ID: A-128 (Click for Index) Location: State Archives
    Extent: 1 cubic foot. Access: Open
    Scope: Series consists of correspondence, memos, and audiotapes created when Andrew Christiansen, a Democrat from East Montpelier, was a member of the house (1987-1996). Included is correspondence with constituents, as well as reference material concerning various legislation.
  • Vermont. General Assembly. House of Representatives.
    Representative Dora Geprags records, circa 1900-1988.
    Series ID: A-131 (Click for Index) Location: State Archives
    Extent: 2 cubic feet; 1 oversize folder. Access: Open
    Scope: Series consists of correspondence, state government reports, photographs, and scrapbooks. Representative Dora Gephrags served Hinesburg in 1937 as the only woman Democrat in the house. The records include scrapbooks of newsclippings relating to the 1937 legislative session and the legislature from 1939-1950. There are 3 photographs of the Vermont Democratic Convention, dating from circa 1900, 1928 and 1932. Other materials relate to various democratic party activities.
  • Vermont. General Assembly. House of Representatives.
    Representative Edith I. Sanford records, 1933-1961.
    Series ID: A-134 (Click for Index) Location: State Archives
    Extent: .4 cubic foot. Access: Open
    Scope: Series consists of three scrapbooks and one photograph of the 1939 legislature. Edith Sanford, a Republican from Stamford, was a member of the house from 1935-1949; 1953; 1955. The scrapbooks include newsclippings concerning Vermont politics and politicians, dating primarily from 1933-1940. Topics include obituaries, legislative reunions, women legislators, and mock sessions. Includes correspondence from Governor Charles Smith, George Aiken, and Mortimer Proctor, and tickets to mock sessions.
  • Vermont. General Assembly. House of Representatives.
    Representative Franklin J. "Red" Hooper photographs, 1939-1987, bulk 1975-1987.
    Series ID: A-132 (Click for Index) Location: State Archives
    Extent: 1.8 cubic feet; 3 panoramic photographs. Access: Open
    Scope: Series consists of color photographs (9 photo albums plus loose prints) of members of the Vermont House of Representatives from 1975-1987, as well as panoramic photographs of the house (1939 and 1947) and the house and senate (1949). Franklin "Red" Hooper, a Republican from Johnson, served in the house in 1947; 1949; 1975-1988.
  • Vermont. General Assembly. House of Representatives.
    Representative Jim Douglas records, 1975-1978.
    Series ID: A-138 (Click for Index) Location: State Archives
    Extent: .4 cubic foot. Access: Open
    Scope: Series consists of correspondence, memos, reports, photos, and a "You Can Quote Me" audiotape of Representative Douglas dated 1977. Jim Douglas, a Republican from Middlebury, was a state representative from 1973-1979. The records document fragments of his service; it is not a complete record.
  • Vermont. General Assembly. House of Representatives.
    Representative John S. Freidin records relating to property tax reform, 1930-1999, bulk 1993-1998.
    Series ID: A-129 (Click for Index) Location: State Archives
    Extent: 4 microfilm reels (16 mm). Access: Open
    Scope: Series consists of correspondence, memos, reports, news and magazine clippings, statistics, bills, notes, presentations, minutes, agenda, and testimony. The records document Representative Friedin's work on property tax reform and the financing of education. Representative Freiden was instrumental in the creation of Act No. 60 (1997); many of the records document his efforts on getting the bill passed, and educating the public about the law. Representative Freidin was a member of the Ways and Means Committee, the Joint Fiscal Committee, and served on the Legislative Oversight Committee on Restructuring Education.
    Click here for Related Finding Aids
  • Vermont. General Assembly. House of Representatives.
    Representative Kermit R. Spaulding records, 1950-1962, 1993-1997.
    Series ID: A-304 (Click for Index) Location: State Archives
    Extent: .4 cubic foot. Access: Open
    Scope: Series consists of correspondence as well as newsletters called "From the House" by Representative Kermit Spaulding. Kermit R. Spaulding, a Republican from Stowe, was a member of the house from 1993 to February 20, 1997, when he was elected Sergeant at Arms. Spaulding served as Sergeant at Arms until 2007. There is also a scrapbook (1950-1962) of newsclippings relating to state politics.
  • Vermont. General Assembly. House of Representatives.
    Representative Lyle K. Rice records, 1884-1993, bulk 1966-1990.
    Series ID: A-133 (Click for Index) Location: State Archives
    Extent: .4 cubic foot; 4 microfilm reels (16 mm). Access: Open
    Scope: Series consists of correspondence, memos, reports, news and magazine clippings, audiotapes and legislative testimony. There is some documentation of Rice's work as a representative such as constituent correspondence and correspondence with fellow Republicans about party politics and current issues. The records primarily show Rice as a collector of materials on current events and prominent people; these materials document Vermont's changing social and political landscape.
    Click here for Related Finding Aids
  • Vermont. General Assembly. House of Representatives.
    Representative Richard Mallary records relating to property tax reform, 1986-2000.
    Series ID: A-314 (Click for Index) Location: State Archives
    Extent: 1 cubic foot. Access: Open
    Scope: Series consists of correspondence, notes, tax study reports, statistics, legislative bills, and research materials. The records concern property tax and education financing reform. There is material on Act No. 60 (1997) and Act 60 revision proposals. Representative Mallary was a member of the House Ways and Means Committee and served on the Legislative Oversight Committee on Restructuring Education.
    Click here for Related Finding Aids
  • Vermont. General Assembly. House of Representatives.
    Representative Terry Feeley scrapbook and photographs, 1977-1982.
    Series ID: A-130 (Click for Index) Location: State Archives
    Extent: 1 cubic foot. Access: Open
    Scope: Series consists of a scrapbook, photograph album, and newsclippings generated when Terry Feeley was a member of the house. Terry Feeley, a Democrat, was a representative from Colchester (Chittenden-1-3) from 1977-1982.
  • Vermont. General Assembly. House of Representatives.
    Representative Thomas Little records relating to health care, 1993-1994.
    Series ID: A-137 (Click for Index) Location: State Archives
    Extent: .4 cubic foot. Access: Open
    Scope: Series consists of correspondence, memos, statistics, reports, notes, and drafts of bills relating to the universal access to health care. Representative Thomas Little (a Republican from district Chittenden 5-4 from 1992-2002) was a member of the Special Committee on Universal Health Care, 1993-1994.
  • Vermont. General Assembly. House of Representatives.
    Speaker of the House Gaye Symington records, 2005-2008.
    Series ID: A-330 (Click for Index) Location: State Archives
    Extent: 10.4 cubic feet. Access: Open
    Scope: Series consists of correspondence, memos, speaker's notes, reports, statistics, legislative bills and supporting material. The records document Gaye Symington's two terms as speaker of the house. The records concern a variety of issues such as health care reform, education, and Vermont Yankee. Included are constituent correspondence, correspondence and memos with legislators and other government officials, material relating to non-government organizations, and other records that concern the speaker’s duties.
  • Vermont. General Assembly. House of Representatives.
    Speaker of the House Michael J. Obuchowski records, 1970-2000, bulk 1995-2000.
    Series ID: A-135 (Click for Index) Location: State Archives
    Extent: .8 cubic foot; 14 microfilm reels (16 mm). Access: Open
    Scope: Series consists of correspondence, speaker's notes, property tax statistics, newspaper clippings, summaries (compiled by the Joint Fiscal Office), audiotapes (of meetings of the Speaker's Business Advisory Group) and invitations. The records document Obuchowski's three terms as speaker of the house (1995-2001). Included are correspondence with constituents, material on the Speaker's Business Advisory Group, civil unions, education funding and property tax reform, and other records that concern the speaker's duties.
    Click here for Related Finding Aids
  • Vermont. General Assembly. House of Representatives.
    Speaker of the House Ralph G. Wright records, 1975-1995, bulk 1985-1995.
    Series ID: A-136 (Click for Index) Location: State Archives
    Extent: 2 microfilm reels (16 mm). Access: Open
    Scope: Series consists of correspondence, notes, memos, and newsclippings. The records document a fragment of Ralph Wright's sixteen years service (including ten years as speaker, 1985-1995) in the Vermont House. A few issues such as health care and property tax reform are documented. Primarily the records show Ralph Wright as a networker and documents the interpersonal relationships in the House. They provide some insight into Speaker Wright's style of political leadership.
    Click here for Related Finding Aids
  • Vermont. General Assembly. House of Representatives.
    Speaker of the House Stephan Morse records, 1980-1984.
    Series ID: A-139 (Click for Index) Location: State Archives
    Extent: 2 microfilm reels (16 mm). Access: Open
    Scope: Series consists of correspondence, memoranda, speeches, and newspaper clippings. The bulk of the records illustrate the daily administration of the speaker's office. Morse was speaker of the house from 1981-1985.
    Click here for Related Finding Aids
  • Vermont. General Assembly. Mental Health Oversight Committee
    Committee records, 2011 - 2012.
    Series ID: LSC-MHO-001 (Click for Index) Location: State Archives
    Extent: 0.21 cubic feet Access: Open
    Scope: Series consists of 7 folders containing agendas, handouts, reference materials from specific meetings, and a full report compiled by the committee.
  • Vermont. General Assembly. Senate.
    Senator John Finn records, 1989-1992.
    Series ID: A-142 (Click for Index) Location: State Archives
    Extent: 2 microfilm reels (16 mm). Access: Open
    Scope: Series consists of resource materials, correspondence, proposed legislation, federal legislation, reports, court cases, notes, newspaper and magazine articles, agenda, and minutes. The bulk of the records concern economic development, housing, and the Public Trust Doctrine.
    Click here for Related Finding Aids
  • Vermont. General Assembly. Senate.
    Senator Sally Conrad records relating to health care, 1971-1994.
    Series ID: A-144 (Click for Index) Location: State Archives
    Extent: .4 cubic foot; 8 microfilm reels (16 mm). Access: Open
    Scope: Series consists of correspondence, resource materials, proposed legislation and supporting material, federal legislation, newspaper articles, magazine articles, publications, reports, agenda and minutes. The records relate to health care issues and legislation, and Senator Conrad's role in working toward creating a health care policy for Vermont. Included are records concerning the Vermont Health Insurance Plan (VHIP). Senator Conrad was a member of the Senate Health and Welfare Committee, the Senate Government Operations Committee, and the Senate General Affairs Committee.
    Click here for Related Finding Aids
  • Vermont. General Assembly. Senate.
    Senator Scudder Parker records relating to property tax reform, 1987-1989.
    Series ID: A-145 (Click for Index) Location: State Archives
    Extent: 1 microfilm reel (16 mm). Access: Open
    Scope: Series consists of correspondence, talks, notes, position papers, statistics, bills, reports, and memos concerning Parker's involvement in issues relating to property tax and state aid to education. Senator Parker served as chair of the Senate Finance Committee from 1985-1988 on the Commission on Property Taxation and State Aid to Education, 1986-1987.
    Click here for Related Finding Aids
  • Vermont. General Assembly. Senate.
    Senator Vincent Illuzzi records, 1882-2003, bulk 1991-1994.
    Series ID: A-143 (Click for Index) Location: State Archives
    Extent: 2.4 cubic feet; 2 microfilm reels (16 mm). Access: Open
    Scope: Series consists of newsclippings, memos, correspondence, notes, testimony and reports. The records are the senator's reference files, most of which concern issues before the Senate Institutions Committee (state buildings, corrections, the state's budget, etc.)
    Click here for Related Finding Aids
This page was last updated: 2014-08-01