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MSS 78-12

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


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.

1967-1968 [Inclusive]
1.3 Cubic Feet (4 boxes (1.3 linear ft.))

Scope & Contents

Collection Description

    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.

    Immediate Source of Acquisition

    Professor Peter Low donated these papers in 1978.