The Resource Clifton A. Woodrum papers

Clifton A. Woodrum papers

Clifton A. Woodrum papers, 1979-1999
Clifton A. Woodrum papers
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  • Papers, 1979-1999, of Clifton A. Woodrum, member of the Virginia House of Delegates, 1980-2004. Included are legislative and project files, campaign files, press clippings and releases, speeches, and special media. The bulk of the collection consist of his legislative files and contain copies of House bills, clippings, constituent correspondence, and research relating to specific bills
  • The papers contain information on specific legislation and topics such as crime, education, judicial selection, medical and health issues, state lottery, rights of women, and taxes. Included are resolutions and material relating to the budget and budget amendments, copies of Virginia House and Senate bills and resolutions, notes, memorandums, correspondence, newsclippings, press releases, reports, and studies. There is correspondence from constituents, colleagues, public interest groups, professional organizations, administration officials, and local government. Also included are internal memos and notes, drafts, reports and studies, and publications
  • Woodrum was a spokesman for education, rights of women, and for a fairer tax code. He sponsored legislation in 1987 creating the Virginia Birth-Related Neurological Injury Compensation Program [H.B. 1216], a fund covering medical bills and other expenses for children who suffer disabling neurological injuries at birth. He also headed the Virginia Freedom of Information Advisory Council and pushed for access to government meetings and documents. He was an outspoken critic of the state's move toward electric utility deregulation. Of note are Woodrum's legislative efforts for Roanoke and the surrounding area, including the Roanoke city charter, education, redevelopment, Roanoke Valley consolidation, Hotel Roanoke, and the Roanoke Regional Woodrum Field Airport
  • The collection was organized into three series, Numerical files, Legislation files, and Dated files. All three series contain the same type of materials, with Numerical files being the largest series that followed a system created by Woodrum's office. The archivist attempted to provide descriptive folder titles in an effort to guide the researchers. Many of the folders are arranged by House Bill or House Joint Resolution number and a description of the bill follows the numbers
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Biographical or historical data
Clifton 'Chip' A. Woodrum III of Roanoke, Virginia, was born in 1938 in Washington, D.C. He attended the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and received his law degree from the University of Virginia. He was a delegate to the Democratic National Convention for Virginia, 1972, and served as Virginia Democratic state chair, 1972-1976. He was elected to the Virginia state House of Delegates in 1980 and served until his retirement in 2004.
Cataloging source
Clifton A. Woodrum papers
  • The Library of Virginia
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Governing access note
One box of privacy protected records is closed until 2075
Immediate source of acquisition
Woodrum, Clifton A., III
Organization method
Organized into the following series: I. Numerical files. II. Legislation files. and III. Dated files.
Type of unit
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