The Online Catalog allows searching and browsing of information about the Florida State Archives’ holdings of over 48,000 cubic feet of state and local government records and historical manuscripts. The catalog provides descriptions of over 3,400 collections and lists the contents of containers and folders in many of those collections. For assistance with accessing and using State Archives collections, call our Reference Staff at 850.245.6719 or email us at email@example.com.
By article and section of constitution, then by record type.
Terms Governing Use:
The series contains the background papers of the Constitution Revision Commission from 1977 to 1978. The record types include correspondence, citations of legal precedents, staff research reports, memoranda, published materials, presentations, and outside submissions. Most of the correspondence is incoming and expresses the views of "ordinary citizens," as well as "experts," on the subjects under study by the Commission. The legal precedents cover both Florida's and other states' cases of constitutional court decisions. Presentations and outside submissions were made to the Commission in order to create or outline proposed constitutional articles, sections, or amendments. Most of the published material covers the constitutions of other states and/or the scholarly concepts of constitutional creation or revision. Also included are press clippings that describe the Commission's activities and editorial comments on the need for adoption or rejection of certain aspects of the revision.
These records are fairly complete except for: Article I, sections 5, 8, 10 and 19; Article II, sections 2 and 6; Article III, sections 5, 9, 12, and 18; Article V, sections 13, 17, and 19; Article VI, section 5; Article VII, sections 8 and 13; Article VIII, section 3; Article IX, section 3; Article X, sections 2, 8, 9, and 12; and Article XII, sections 1, 2, 3, 5, 6, 7, and 8.
Folder listing available; additional indexes available at the Archives.