OKLAHOMA CONSTITUTION REVISION STUDY COMMISSION
Box and Folder Inventory
Boxes 1-4 and Audiovisual

Box 1:

F 1: A.C.T. - General (July 1989 - January 1990).

Correspondents include Loyd L. Benson.

F 2: A.C.T. - Press Releases (July - December 1989).

Topics of releases include the formation of A.C.T., endorsement from Common Cause Oklahoma, the support of the three amendments by the League of Women Voters of Oklahoma, endorsement by David Boren, the filing of the petitions with the Secretary of State, and petition signature totals; radio address by Henry Bellmon

F 3: A.C.T. - Finances and Financial Reports (July 1989 - March 1991).

Categorical expense itemizations; lists of contributors by last name with amount and totals; report to Governor Henry Bellmon; estimated future expenses; correspondence to supporters with updates; correspondence to Calvin Peterka of American Airlines; campaign contributions and expenditures reports; copies of checks from contributors; statements of expenditures sent to Andrews Davis Legg Bixler Millsten & Price, Inc.; correspondence from Oklahoma Council on Campaign Compliance and Ethical Standards; master list of names and addresses of all contributors; copies of deposit slips to Nichols Hills Bank

F 4: A.C.T. - Speaking Engagements (March - December 1989).

Remarks to CLOSEUP group; information on the Issue Session on State Constitution Reform at the Governor's Conference on Small Business; correspondence and agenda regarding the Governor's Commission on the Status of Women; The Enid Voter 9/89, newsletter of the League of Women Voters of Enid; speech outline notes.

F 5: A.C.T. - Promotion, Jordan Advertising (May - October 1989).

Estimates of prices for A.C.T. materials from Jordan Associates; outline of brochure; correspondence with Warren K. Jordan, chairman of Jordan Associates; copies of brochure and pamphlet; media cost estimates from Jordan.

F 6: A.C.T. - Petition Circulators (October - November 1989).

Two stickers saying "I ACT!ed:" correspondence to petition circulators from Nancy Davies, George Singer, and Evalena Herrian; independent contractor agreement for circulators; information and instructions for circulators.

F 7: A.C.T. - Initiative Petition Totals (September - November 1989).

Correspondence to circulators from Evalena Herrian 9/18/89; correspondence to Nancy Davies from Pauline Kenton of the League of Women Voters; correspondence from Robert H. Henry to Robert Cullison and Steve Lewis; copies of the tabulation of signatures received by the Secretary of State for State Question Nos. 627,628, and 630 from Hannah D. Atkins 11/20/89.

F 8: A.C.T. - Legal Documents, Election Board (August - December 1989).

Copy of initiative petition repealing Article VI; certificate of incorporation for A.C.T.; correspondence regarding signatures to Hannah D. Atkins, Secretary of State; correspondence to Hannah D. Atkins from Robert H. Henry; legal notices of petition filing in newspapers; Oklahoma Campaign Compliance and Ethical Standards Act 1989-1990 edition; rules about signature counting and initiative petition filing.

F 9: A.C.T. - Legal Documents, State Questions (September - December 1989).

Correspondence from Hannah D. Atkins and Bruce T. Fisher of the Office of the Secretary of State to Nancy Davies.

F 10: A.C.T. - Legal Documents, Court Case (January 1990).

List of forums, meetings, and speeches sent from Nancy Davies to John C. Fischer of Andrews Davis Legg Bixler Millsten & Price, Inc.; clipping about challenging of amendment petitions 1/9/90; protests to initiative petitions nos. 341, 342, and 344 from the Protestants, Cheryl Leah Bensinger, James C. Thomas, and Gary D. Allison.

F 11: A.C.T. - Legal Documents, Briefs from the Opposing Side (February 1990).

Correspondence from John C. Fischer of Andrews Davis Legg Bixler Milsten and Price to Nancy Davies enclosing copies of briefs from Thomas Dee Frasier in support of protests to initiative petitions and state questions.

F 12: A.C.T. - Legal Documents, Responses to Protests of Initiative Petitions (February 1990).

Responses filed by Attorney General Robert H. Henry and attorneys for proponents in the Supreme Court of the State of Oklahoma.

F 13: A.C.T. - Legal Documents, Reply to Protest Responses (February 1990).

Correspondence from John C. Fischer of Andrews Davis Legg Bixler Milsten and Price to Nancy Davies enclosing copies of the Protestants' Consolidated Reply to Briefs of Proponents.

F 14: A.C.T. - Legal Documents, Initiative Petitions (December 1989, June-July 1990).

Correspondence from Hannah D. Atkins enclosing copies of the Supreme Court Orders pertaining to State Question Numbers 627, 628, and 630, and certifying to the State Election Board the ballot title for the State Questions.

F 15: Committees - Assignments (October - November 1988).

Lists of Constitutional Revision Study Commission members and the committees on which they will serve; lists of suggested committee titles; topic grouping of Oklahoma Constitution

F 16: Committees - Executive (1989-1992).

F 17: Committees - Ethics in Government and Judicial Branch (November 1988 - July 1989).

Correspondence from Taunya L. Banks, chair of the Ethics Committee, to John W. Dunn, Nancy Davies, and the committee with updates; correspondence from Roberta Ann Funnell of the Oklahoma People's Lobby; minutes of the meetings; correspondence with Marilyn Hughes of the Oklahoma Council on Campaign Compliance and Ethical Standards; report of the subcommittee on the proposed Ethics Commission; suggestions from Common Cause Oklahoma; correspondence from George A. Singer to Robert Henry

F 18: Committees - Ethics in Government and Judicial Branch (B), Research on Ethics in Government (1985, 1988).

F 19: Committees - Ethics in Government and Judicial Branch (C), Research on Judicial System (n.d., 1976, 1985, 1987-1988).

F 20: Committees - Legislative Branch, Separation of Powers and Impeachment (n.d.).

Article X of the Oklahoma Constitution dealing with Revenue and Taxation.

F 21: Committees - Executive Branch and Separation of Powers (March - April 1989).

Correspondence from John C. Andrews of Andrews Davis Legg Bixler Milsten and Murrah to Andrew Tevington; correspondence to Nancy Davies from Kirke Kickingbird with preliminary report of the committee.

F 22: Committees - Finance and Revenue (November 1988 - July 1989).

Correspondence between Larkin Warner, Chair of the committee, and the rest of the committee; correspondence to Henry Bellmon and the Oklahoma House and Senate from various people, including Nancy Davies and George Singer; correspondence from Dennis Howard of the Oklahoma Farm Bureau; correspondence from David Duvall of the Oklahoma Education Association; county tax source information.

F 23: Committees - Education and School Land (December 1988 - April 1989).

Correspondence from George A Singer, Chair of the committee, to the rest of the committee; correspondence from George A. Singer to Nancy Davies with the committee report.

F 24: Committees - Bill of Rights, Suffrage, and Amendments (November 1988-June 1989).

Correspondence from Pauline Keaton of the League of Women Voters of Oklahoma, Chair of the Committee; correspondence from Richard S. Wells to the rest of the committee; correspondence to Pauline Keaton from Taunya L. Banks; information on victim's rights and the bill of rights; report of the committee.

F 25: Committees - Business and Regulation (February - June 1989).

Correspondence from Mid-Continent Oil and Gas Association to Robert Henry; correspondence from John C. Andrews, Chair of the committee, to Nancy Davies and other members of the committee.

F 26: Committees - Federal, Local, and Tribal Relations (December 1988 - June 1989).

Minutes of the committee meetings; reports and recommendations of the committee to Nancy Davies; reports and correspondence from the Metropolitan Tulsa Chamber of Commerce; correspondence from Muskogee Board of County Commissioners condemning the committee report; Association of County Commissioners of Oklahoma.

F 27: Committees - Drafting (April 1989 - September 1991).

Correspondence from John C. Andrews to Nancy Davies and Robert Henry; correspondence to Larkin Warner from Horace G. Rhodes; rough draft of amendments 5/1/89; correspondence from Pauline Kenton to Nancy Davies; correspondence from Richard S. Wells to Robert Henry; correspondence between Danney Goble and Nancy Davies; draft of various articles; draft of part one of the final report of the CRSC; correspondence from Cal Hobson to Nancy Davies

Box 2:

F 1: Correspondence - General (n.d., September 1988 - March 1989).

Correspondence to and/or from David Boren, Andrew Tevington, Tim Leonard, Henry Bellmon, Wanda Evaige, John W. Dunn, the Tulsa Chamber of Commerce, Neal Leader, Attorney General Robert Henry, Hannah D. Atkins (Secretary of State), Taunya L. Banks, William G. Tanner, Rep. Cal Hobson, Common Cause Oklahoma, Russell L. Bates, and the League of Women Voters of Oklahoma. Topics include agriculture, education, taxation, commission formation, and committee meetings.

F 2: Correspondence - General (April - June 1989).

Correspondence to and/or from the Oklahoma Farm Bureau, V. Burns Hargis, David Boren, the Tulsa Chamber of Commerce, Edward C. Joullian, III, Attorney General Robert Henry, Ellis Edwards (state treasurer), William G. Tanner, John W. Dunn, Tulsa Junior College, Danney Goble, Taunya L. Banks, Dennis Howard of the Mid-Continent Oil and Gas Association, Oklahoma Farmer's Union, James G. Harlow. Topics include state elections, offices, education and higher education, state treasurer's office, taxation, junior colleges, oil and gas, and agriculture.

F 3: Correspondence - General (July 1989 - June 1991).

Correspondence to and/or from John C. Andrews, Robert Henry, Pauline Kenton from League of Women Voters of Oklahoma, William G. Tanner, Henry Bellmon, George Singer, Andrew Tevington, Charles A. Salakta, and Danney Goble. There is also a summary of correspondence received. Topics include oil and gas, alcoholic beverages, agriculture, religion, higher education, and junior colleges.

F 4: Correspondence - Common Cause (March - July 1989).

Recommendations for constitutional amendments from Common Cause Oklahoma, particularly the Vice-Chair Mary Francis. In the correspondence, Common Cause offers opinions on the revision process and endorses amendments 6 and 29.

F 5: Correspondence - M. D. Groom (1988 - 1989).

Packet of information from M. D. Groom of Oklahoma City regarding ad valorem bills and county offices.

F 6: Correspondence - Mailing Lists (n.d.).

F 7: Correspondence - Mailings to Members (November 1988 - August 1989).

Schedules and meeting dates; CRSC membership list; frequent updates and future plans from Nancy Davies to the rest of the Commission; updates sent to Henry Bellmon; summaries of correspondence, recommendations, and public forum testimonies; correspondence to David Boren; notes from meetings; several press releases.

F 8: Correspondence - Mailings to Members (October 1989 - December 1991).

Correspondence to Robert Henry and Danney Goble from Nancy Davies providing summary material for reference in preparing commentary on the Commission; updates on the petitions and petition drive; correspondence from Davies to Andrew Tevington and Danney Goble regarding final drafts; correspondence from Robert H. Henry to the rest of the commission on the final rulings of the Oklahoma Supreme Court

F 9: Correspondence - Miscellaneous Recommendations (May 1989 - April 1990).

Most correspondence appears to have been pulled from general correspondence because of some special significance or importance of the author. Correspondents include the Metropolitan Tulsa Chamber of Commerce, John W. Dunn, Panhandle University, Langston University, the League of Women Voters of Oklahoma, Oklahoma State University, and Richard S. Wells.

F 10: Correspondence - Tulsa Chamber of Commerce (1988-1989).

Correspondence containing recommendations from the Tulsa Chamber of Commerce, which also formed a special committee-the Tulsa Constitutional Commission Task Force. A frequent correspondent is James H. Price.

F 11: Correspondence - Virginia Miller (November 16, 1988 - May 3, 1989).

Correspondence from Virginia Miller, an Oklahoma City activist interested in education, property, and tax laws. Most of the documents are copies of correspondence with people and organizations other than the CRSC.

F 12: Correspondence - Virginia Miller (May 9, 1989 - July 18, 1990).

Correspondence from Virginia Miller, an Oklahoma City activist interested in education, property and tax laws. Most of the correspondence are copies of correspondence with people and organizations other than the CRSC.

F 13: Drafts - Subcommittee Reports (1989).

Reports about assigned articles from each of the eight committees and the drafting committee; two documents comparing the bill of rights committee's report and the drafting committee's report on the bill of rights.

F 14: Drafts - Suggested Repeals (n.d.).

Very short list of suggested repeals: Articles 14, 16, 19, 20, 21, 25.

F 15: Drafts - Article I, Preamble and Federal Relations (1989).

F 16: Drafts - Article II, Bill of Rights (1989).

F 17: Drafts - Articles III and IV, Suffrage and Distribution of Powers (1989).

F 18: Drafts - Article V, Salary Commission (1989).

F 19: Drafts - Article VI, Executive Branch (1989).

F 20: Drafts - Article VII, Court and Judiciary (1989).

F 21: Drafts - Article IX, Corporations and Regulation Commission (1989).

F 22: Drafts - Article XI, State and School Lands (1989).

F 23: Drafts - Article XII, Homestead and Exemption (1989).

F 24: Drafts - Article XIII, Higher Education (1989).

F 25: Drafts - Article XI, State Banking Board (1989).

F 26: Drafts - Article XVI, Department of Transportation (1989).

F 27: Drafts - Article XVII, Counties (1989).

F 28: Drafts - Article XVIII, Municipal Corporations (1989).

F 29: Drafts - Article XIX, Insurance Companies (1989).

F 30: Drafts - Article XX, Manufacture and Commerce (1989).

F 31: Drafts - Article XXIII, Miscellaneous Article (1989).

Draft of article discusses employment and labor.

F 32: Drafts - Article XXIV, Constitutional Amendments (1989).

F 33: Drafts - Article XXVIII, Alcoholic Beverages (1989).

F 34: Drafts - New Article XXIX, Ethics Commission (1989).

Amendment adds a new Article 29 to the Constitution, creating an Ethics Commission which makes rules for ethical conduct in campaigns and public office.

F 35: Drafts - Summary of Articles XI - XXIX (1989).

F 36: Drafts - Final Drafts for the Three Amendments - Articles VI, IX, and XXIX (1989).

Three amendments that the Commission decided to put before the state in a vote.

F 37: Drafts - Public Comment Drafts (June 1989).

Two drafts of the entire revised constitution, one for public comment on June 10th in Oklahoma City, and one on June 24th in Ardmore, Duncan, Enid, Muskogee, Oklahoma City, and Tulsa.

F 38: Drafts - Public Draft Orders (June - August 1989).

Requests from various individuals and organizations for a copy of the public comment drafts; receipts and copies of checks paid for the drafts.

Box 3:

F 1: Drafts - Edited Draft from Governor Henry Bellmon (October 1990).

Draft of revised constitution sent to Bellmon and returned to Nancy Davies with comments, corrections, and suggestions.

F 2: Drafts - Final Report (March 1990).

Correspondence to Nancy Davies from Danney Goble enclosing a bound copy of a complete draft of the Commission's final report, including introductory commentary and the complete revised constitution with comments after each article.

F 3-5: Drafts - (April 1991).

Correspondence from Nancy Davies to Danney Goble enclosing pages needing correction; correspondence from Goble to Davies enclosing the final report, including new introductory material, the complete revised constitution, and three appendices: Members of the Constitution Revision Study Commission, Committee Assignments and Responsibilities, and Dissenting Exception by Richard S. Wells.

F 6: Drafts - Final Report (May 1991).

Unbound draft is similar to the draft above, but shorter, single spaced and newly formatted. Appendix A listing the Members of the Commission (p 129) is missing. The other draft is with correspondence from Robert H. Henry, now Dean of the Oklahoma City University School of Law, to the rest of the Commission announcing final meeting. The report is the same as above, but is bound and has Appendix A (page 129).

F 7: Meetings - Agendas and Notices (1988-1989).

F 8: Meetings- Notes and Minutes (1988-1989, 1991).

Handwritten notes taken during Commission meetings; general meeting minutes; remarks by Richard S. Wells; memos and updates from Nancy Davies to the rest of the Commission; registration and sign-in sheets for meetings; chair's summary of subcommittee action.

F 9: Membership - Biographies (1988).

Biographies and curriculum vitae for members of the Commission: John C. Andrews, Ruben E. Brown, Wanda Evaige, Cal Hobson, Robert B. Kamm, Pauline Kenton, K. Kirke Kickingbird, Carroll McNeal, Charles M. Nobles, George A. Singer, Larkin Warner, Richard S. Wells.

F 10: Membership - Information (1988-1989).

Many drafts and corrected versions of membership contact information; completed information sheets from members; correspondence from Tim Leonard to Nancy Davies resigning from the Commission

F 11: Membership - Possible Supporters.

Many handwritten notes and scraps of paper with names and telephone numbers of possible members; petitions with signatures; correspondence between Robert H. Henry and possible supporters.

F 12: Newspaper Clippings (October 1988 - June 1989).

F 13: Press Releases - CRSC (October 1988 - June 1989).

Releases announcing meetings, public forums, and availability of Public Comment Drafts.

F 14: Public Forums - General (December 1988 - January 1989).

Flyers for every public forum; public forum schedules; sign up sheets with member signatures.

F 15: Public Forums - Lawton (January 1989).

Comments and recommendations from interested parties at the public forum, including the Association of County Commissioners; thank you notes from Nancy Davies for help with the forum, including one to Ruben Brown; registration (sign-in) sheets; handwritten notes taken at the forum.

F 16: Public Forums - McAlester (December 1988 - February 1989).

Correspondence between Nancy Davies and citizens of McAlester, including Wanda Bass and Carl Albert, notifying them, making arrangements for the forum, and/or thanking them; registration sheets; statements from citizens and organizations at the public forum, handwritten notes taken at the forum.

F 17: Public Forums - Oklahoma City (December 1988 - March 1989).

Correspondence from Roberta Ann Funnell to Nancy Davies; correspondence between Davies and interested citizens; registration sheets; handwritten notes taken at the forum; statements from individuals and organizations, including the League of Women Voters of Oklahoma and Roberta Ann Funnell of the Oklahoma People's Lobby.

F 18: Public Forums - Tulsa (December 1988).

Summary of comments given at the forum, which shows a statement from the Tulsa Chamber of Commerce; registration sheets; handwritten notes about public comments; statements from individuals and organizations, including the League of Women Voters.

F 19: Public Forums - Woodward (December 1988 - January 1989).

Related newspaper clippings; registration sheets; correspondence from attendants; correspondence between John W. Dunn and Nancy Davies; statements given at the forum.

F 20: Public Forums on June 24, 1989 (June - July 1989).

Documents from six different meetings for public comment on June 24, 1989, in Oklahoma City, Tulsa, Ardmore, Duncan, Enid, and Muskogee; statement from James H. Price of the Tulsa Chamber of Commerce; registration sheets; reports summarizing the public hearings; transcript of the Muskogee meeting run by John C. Andrews and Burns Hargis; summary of comments from public forums; handwritten notes about public comments; related newspaper clippings; correspondence from Dennis Howard of the Oklahoma Farm Bureau; correspondence to Nancy Davies from V. Burns Hargis, Loyd Benson, John C. Andrews and George A. Singer.

F 21: Research - General (n.d., 1988).

List of resources for research; article on executive branch reorganization; "Oklahoma's Changing Political Culture: Traditionalism Collides with the Forces of Change" by Robert E. England and David R. Morgan

F 22: Research - A. E. Dick Howard (February - March 1989).

Documents pertaining to the visit of A.E. Dick Howard, constitutional expert and executive director of Virginia's successful project to revise the constitution in 1974-1975; correspondence regarding Howard's visit, including correspondence from Richard S. Wells; notes taken during Howard's speech; articles by Howard about constitutional revision.

Box 4:

F 1: Research - Education Finance (1988-1989).

Documents on Oklahoma School Finance, State Aid Formula, and Formula Calculations.

F 2: Research - Oklahoma Cities and Towns (n.d., 1983).

Listings by zip code and in alphabetical order.

F 3: Research - Oklahoma Constitution (n.d., 1981, 1988).

1981 Oklahoma Constitution; 1988 Oklahoma Constitution; separate copy of Article IX, n.d.; court proceedings from a 1981 attempt at Oklahoma constitutional amendment

F 4: Research - Oklahoma Constitutional Revision 1988-90 by Larkin Warner (1990).

Draft and published article give a summary of the Constitutional Revision Study Commission's work.

F 5: Research - Model State Constitution (1978).

Model State Constitution.

F 6: Statewide Base Survey (July 1989).

Data Summary of the Constitutional Revision Commission's survey of Oklahoma voters, asking about such things as their confidence in their leaders and their opinion and knowledge about the Oklahoma constitution.

F 7: Schedules (1988-1991).

1989 calendar with CRSC events written in; meeting attendance record; schedules for future meetings and events.

F 8: Visual Aids (n.d., 1989).

Bright yellow copy of Article 9; initiative petitions for Articles 5, 6, 9, and 29, all printed with large print.

Audiovisual:

Event Date Location Time Media
1A-B.CRSC first meeting 10/7/88 Governor's Mansion, Oklahoma City 12:00 noon Cassette
2A-B(side one). Woodward Public Forum 12/5/88 Oklahoma Electric Cooperative

Woodward, OK

1:00pm Mini-Cassette
2B(side two). Tribal Relations Committee Meeting 12/6/88 Oklahoma City University Law School, Room 116 2:00pm Mini-Cassette
3. Bill of Rights Committee Meeting 12/9/88 University of Oklahoma Mini-Cassette
4. Tulsa Public Forum 12/12/88 Tulsa City/County Library 1:30pm Mini-Cassette
5A-B. Finance and Revenue Committee Meeting 1/5/89 State Capitol Building

Oklahoma City

2:00pm Mini-Cassette
6. Oklahoma City Public Forum 1/6/89 Kirkpatrick Center, Oklahoma City 3:00pm Mini-Cassette
7. McAlester Public Forum 1/16/89 Public Library

McAlester, OK

2:00pm Mini-Cassette
8A-B. Lawton Public Forum 1/23/89 Public Library

Lawton, OK

2:00pm Cassette(A) Mini-Cassette (B)
9. Lawton Public Forum 1/23/89 Public Library

Lawton, OK

2:00pm Reel-to-reel
10A-B. Full Commission Meeting 2/16/89 Hodges Hall

Oklahoma City University

10:00am Mini-Cassette
11. Bill of Rights Committee Meeting 3/1/89 Mini-Cassette
12A-C. A.E. Dick Howard Visit 3/21/89 Howard Johnson Airport Lodge

Oklahoma City, OK

8:00am Mini-Cassette
13. Full Commission Meeting 5/8/89 Hodges Hall

Oklahoma City University

9:30am Mini-Cassette
14A-C(side one). Drafting Committee Meeting 5/11/89 Mini-Cassette
14C(side two)-D. Drafting Committee Meeting 5/16/89 Mini-Cassette
15A-D. Full Commission Meeting 5/20/89 Hodges Hall

Oklahoma City University

9:30am Mini-Cassette
16A-C. Full Commission Meeting 5/27/89 Hodges Hall

Oklahoma City University

9:30am Mini-Cassette
17A-D. Full Commission Study Session 6/1/89 Hodges Hall

Oklahoma City University

9:30am Mini-Cassette
18A-D. Full Commission Meeting 6/10/89 Hodges Hall

Oklahoma City University

9:30am Mini-Cassette
19. Tulsa Public Forum 6/24/89 John Rogers Hall

University of Tulsa

10:00am Cassette
20. Enid Public Forum 6/24/89 Great Plains Room

Enid Public Library

10:00am Mini-Cassette
21. KTOK Gwen Faulconer Interview and Call-In Show 6/25/89 Oklahoma City Mini-Cassette
22A-B. Full Commission Meeting 6/30/89 Hodges Hall

Oklahoma City University

1:30pm Mini-Cassette
23A-B. Full Commission Study Session 7/13/89 Belle Isle Branch Library

Oklahoma City

1:30pm Mini-Cassette
24A-C. Full Commission Meeting 8/17/89 Hodges Hall

Oklahoma City University

9:30am Mini-Cassette
25. KTOK Robert Henry Interview 9/9/89 KTOK

Oklahoma City

Mini-Cassette
26. Full Commission Meeting 10/21/91 Oklahoma City University Mini-Cassette
27. Unidentified tape Mini-Cassette

Oklahoma Constitution Revision Study Commission Collection Description


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