Utah Department of Administrative Services

Division of Archives & Records Service

Series 12795

Statehood Constitutional Convention (1895) Dockets

Dates: s 1895.

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These records are housed in the Utah State Archives' permanent storage room.

Historical Note

An agency history is available.

Scope and Content

Acting on the authority of a federal enabling law enacted in 1894, delegates formed a convention in 1895 to draw up a state constitution. These dockets track the movement of papers related to the convention.

The first two dockets log propositions and petitions. Propositions were statements, worded appropriately for inclusion as a section in a constitutional article, introduced by one of the members of the convention. Petitions were sent by outside individuals or groups with a particular interest. The dockets note the file number, date, who introduced the matter, title, number of readings, committee referrals, and final filing.

The third docket logs similar information on the introduction, readings, and referrals of of committee reports, which were copies of proposed articles in the constitution. The final docket on routine matters logs referrals and adoptions of motions pertaining to the business workings of the convention such as expenses, seating members, etc.

Arrangement

By docket type, thereunder chronological by day of the convention.

Related Records

Records from the Statehood Constitutional Convention (1895), Series 3212, contain copies of the propositions, petitions, and reports noted in these dockets.

Custody History

Records of the convention were turned over to the Secretary of State. In turn these were transferred to the State Archives by 1957.

Access Restrictions

This series is classified as Public.

Preferred Citation

Cite the Utah State Archives and Records Service, the creating agency name, the series title, and the series number.

Processing Note

Records of the convention were turned over to the Secretary of State. In turn these were transferred to the archives by 1957. Processed by A.C. Cone, 15 October 1993 and microfilmed in 1994.

Indexing Terms

  • Utah. Constitutional Convention (1895)—Records and correspondence.
  • Utah. Constitutional Convention (1895)—Administration.
  • Utah—Politics and government—1895.
  • Utah—Constitutional law—Congresses.

Container List

REEL FOLDER DESCRIPTION
1 1 Docket of Propositions Relating directly to the Constitutional Convention, also Petitions, "A"
1 2 Docket of Propositions Relating directly to the Constitutional Convention, also Petitions, "B"
1 3 Docket of Report of Standing Committees of Constitutional Convention
1 4 Docket of Reolutions Relating to Routine Work of Constiutional Convention