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The Papers of Peter Low (Working Materials for the Commission on Constitutional Revision)

 Collection
Identifier: MSS -78-12

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Abstract

Correspondence, memoranda, minutes and research papers from the Legislative and Judicial subcommittee of the Commission on Constitutional Revision (1967-1968) that Peter Low and student assistants Nancy Buc, Judith Ann Arlt, Richard Hogan, and Gail Marshall compiled.

Dates

  • 1967-1968

Creator

Biographical / Historical

In 1968 the General Assembly commissioned a group of 19 men to study the Virginia Constitution, with the intent of revision. University of Virginia law professor A.E. Dick Howard was the Executive Director of the Commission, and Peter Low was a member of Counsel. During the summer of 1968, Low worked as Chairman of the Legislative and Judicial subcommittee, and was assisted in research by Virginia law students Nancy Buc, Judith Ann Arlt, Richard Hogan, and Gail Marshall. One of the primary questions they considered concerning the legislature was whether the General Assembly should continue on biennial sessions, or switch to annual; some of the important judicial matters to be considered were the selection, disability, and tenure of judges.

Research was carried out in libraries, in communications with people in other state governments, in interviews with Virginia legislators and judges, and through public hearings held throughout Virginia.

Extent

1.3 Cubic Feet (4 boxes (1.3 linear ft.))

Language of Materials

English

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Professor Peter Low donated these papers in 1978.
Title
The Papers of Peter Low (Working Materials for the Commission on Constitutional Revision), 19681967-1968 MSS 78-12
Subtitle
The Papers of Peter Low (Working Materials for the Commission on Constitutional Revision), 1967-1968MSS 78-12
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Language of description note
Description is inEnglish
Sponsor
Web version of the finding aid funded in part by a grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities.

Repository Details

Part of the Arthur J. Morris Law Library Special Collections Repository

Contact:
Arthur J. Morris Law Library
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University of Virginia
Charlottesville Virginia 22903 United States