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Commission on State Government Organization records

Identifier: RG028_004

Scope and Contents

Includes meeting material such as agenda and reference material, a general file arranged by unit that includes correspondence, working papers, studies and reports, Material on government organization, Staff Director's files, Questionnaires for legislators, press clippings and recordings of radio interviews.


  • Creation: circa 1940-1950

Language of Materials

The records are in English.

Restrictions on Access

These records are stored at an off-site facility and therefore may not be available on a same-day basis.

See the Rules and Procedures for Researchers Using Archival Records and Secured Collections policy.

Historical Note

The Commission was established under Special Act No. 28, approved March 31, 1949, for the purpose of studying, “all the functions of the state government” in order to prepare findings and recommendations, including proposed legislation, for the General Assembly and the Governor. The five appointed members were led by Carter W. Atkins, Chairman, and Ralph P. Sollott served as Staff Director. A technical staff numbering more than a hundred in all carried on the research and investigatory work for the Commission, which met frequently to discuss preliminary and interim reports and make the necessary policy decisions. Nineteen “survey units” worked on various aspects of the state government and prepared detailed reports and recommendations. After reviewing these, the Commission submitted its own report on February 27, 1950.


13 cubic feet


The Commission used nineteen survey units to study various aspects of state government and make organizational recommendations.

Acquisition Information

It is not clear how the records were transferred into the Connecticut State Library. The minutes of meetings of the Commission, which appear to have been with the records at some point, have evidently been lost. The final report, The Report, was published in February 1950 and is available in the Library.

Processing Information

These records were formerly RG 044. In 1994, State Archives staff consolidated the collection with other records of similar commissions in a new RG 028.

RG 028:004, Commission on State Government Organization
Inventory of Records
Finding aid prepared by Connecticut State Library staff.
Language of description
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Repository Details

Part of the Connecticut State Library Repository