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Liquor Control Commission records

Identifier: RG037

Scope and Content

This record group contains working papers of the Commission, including minutes of meetings, copies of previous Connecticut statutes dealing with alcoholic beverages dating back to 1918, and proposals for a statute. Also included are copies of statutes from other states and Canada, some correspondence, articles, and a carbon copy of the bill submitted and kept by the chair, John Buckley.


  • 1932-1934

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 Liquor Control Commission was established in 1933 by an act of the Connecticut General Assembly. Under the direction of Governor Wilbur Cross, it consisted of 7 members of varying backgrounds, and its purpose was to study modifications in governmental control of alcoholic beverages. With repeal of the 18th Amendment imminent and the Volstead Act already amended to permit the sale of beverages up to 3.2% alcohol content, Connecticut had to prepare some means of liquor control. The Commission was to recommend regulations and propose drafts of legislation.

In 1979, the Liquor Control Commission becomes the Division of Liquor Control in the new Department of Business Regulation. In 1980, the Department of Business Regulation is abolished and the Division of Liquor Control is moved to the Department of Public Safety and renamed the Department of Liquor Control. In 1995, the Department of Liquor Control merged into the Department of Consumer Protection and was renamed the Liquor Control Commission.

See also the Liquor Control Commission Agency History.


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The Liquor Control Commission's purpose was to study modifications in governmental control of alcoholic beverages.

Related Material


RG 037, Liquor Control Commission
Inventory of Records
Finding aid prepared by Connecticut State Library staff.
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Repository Details

Part of the Connecticut State Library Repository