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2.   Scope and content

3.   Provenance

4.   Inventory

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 Rhode Island Supreme Court Historical

 Society Records

 Historical society, Providence, R.I.

 Records, 1987-1998

 Size: 0.5 linear feet

 Catalog number: MSS 1030

 Processed by: Rick Stattler, March 1999

©Rhode Island Historical Society

Manuscripts Division


Historical note:

            The Rhode Island Supreme Court Historical Society was founded in 1987. Its mission was to collect material relating to the state's supreme court, and also "providing educational materials illustrative of and relevant to the history and development of this judicial branch of government." It sponsored events in commemoration of the state's ratification of the U.S. constitution, and of the Dorr Rebellion. It also supported several publications, and helped support the creation of the Rhode Island Judicial Archives. Its active members throughout its existence included Patrick Conley, Albert Klyberg, Thomas Roberts, Paul Campbell and the president, Justice Florence K. Murray. The society's activity slowed after 1993, and it was dissolved in 1998. Its balance of $129,826 was placed in a special fund with the Rhode Island Foundation.

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Scope and content:

            This collection includes correspondence, minutes of the board of directors, reports, and other records.

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            These records were donated in 1999 by Albert T. Klyberg (executive director of the RIHS). He had been active in the RISCHS for its entire existence, and served as its treasurer at the time of its dissolution.

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Box 1, folder 1. By-laws (1993 draft)

Box 1, folder 2. Checkbook, 1987-1998

Box 1, folder 3. Financial statements and reports, 1989-1998

Box 1, folder 4. Historical background material

Box 1, folder 5. Minutes, 1987-1998

Box 1, folder 6. Rhode Island Judicial Archives guide, 1996

Box 1, folder 7. "Vote No!", presentation by Robert Brecker, 1987

Box 1, folder 8. Misc., 1987-1988

Box 1, folder 9. Misc., 1989

Box 1, folder 10. Misc., 1990

Box 1, folder 11. Misc., 1991

Box 1, folder 12. Misc., 1992-1993

Box 1, folder 13. Misc., 1994-1998

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Courts - Rhode Island - History

History - Societies, etc. - Rhode Island

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