The Resource Executive Papers

Executive Papers

Label
Executive Papers, 1974-1978
Title
Executive Papers
Inclusive dates
1974-1978
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eng
Summary
  • The Executive Papers of Governor Mills E. Godwin, Jr. are housed in 648 boxes. The collection is arranaged into five (5) series. Series have been designated for: I. 1974. II. 1975. III. 1976. IV. 1977-1979 (contains some records from 1974-1976). V. Bills, 1975-1976. These records include appointments, commissions, correspondence, executive orders, invitations, minutes, photographs, proclamations, recommendations, reports, and speeches. These records document the gubernatorial administration of Mills E. Godwin, Jr., from 12 January 1974 to 14 January 1978
  • Series I. 1974 (accession 29320) is housed in 159 boxes and is divided into thirteen (13) subseries. Subseries have been designated for: A. General Correspondence (25 boxes). B. Gubernatorial Relationships (1 box). C. Invitations (10 boxes). D. Letters (6 boxes). E. General Assembly (10 boxes). F. State Boards (6 boxes). G. State Commissions (10 boxes). H. State Committees (1 box). I. State Councils (2 boxes). J. State Departments (68 boxes). K. Judicial (3 boxes). L. Federal Government (16 boxes). M. Special Assistant to the Governor (accession 37786 - 1 box)
  • Notable subjects under General Correspondence include: Appointments, Council of State Governments, Energy Crisis, Inauguration 1974, Press Conferences, Requests, City of Richmond, and Southern Governors' Conference
  • Notable headings under State Boards include: Alcoholic Beverage Control Board, Air Pollution Control Board, Elections and Water Control Board
  • Notable headings under State Commissions include: Art Commission, Bicentennial Commission, Corporation Commission, and Historic Landmarks Commission
  • Notable heading under State Departments include: Budget, Conservation and Economic Development, Division of Drug Abuse Control, Education, Engineering and Buildings, Executive (Citizens' Advisory Committee on Furnishing and Interepting the Executive Mansion, Cabinet Meetings, Secretary of Administration, Secretary of Commerce and Resources, Secretary of Education, Secretary of Finance, Secretary of Human Affairs and Secretary of Transportation), Health, Highway, Mental Health and Retardation, Military Affairs, Planning and Community Affairs, Taxation, Virginia Employment Commission, Virginia Port Authority, Virginia State Police,, and Welfare and Institutions (Division of Corrections and Division of Welfare)
  • Notable topics under Federal Government include: President Richard Nixon (impeachment and pardon), Appalachian Regional Commission and Civil Rights Commission
  • Series II. 1975 (29660) is housed in 156 boxes and is divided into fourteen (14) subseries. Subseries have been designated for: A. General Correspondence (19 boxes). B. Invitations (10 boxes). C. Letters (3 boxes). D. Requests (3 boxes). E. Gubernatorial Relationships (7 boxes). F. General Assembly (8 boxes). G. Judicial (2 boxes). H. State Authorities (1 box). I. State Boards (6 boxes). J. State Committees (2 boxes). K. State Councils (2 boxes). L. State Commissions (20 boxes). M. State Departments (63 boxes). N. Federal Government (14 boxes)
  • Notable subjects under General Correspondence include: Appointments, Council of State Governments, Politics, Press Conferences, Press Releases, Republican Party (National and Virginia), and City of Richmond
  • Notable subjects under Gubernatorial Relationships include: National Governors' Conference, Southern Governors' Conference, Southern Regional Education Board, and Southern Growth Policies Board
  • Notable headings under State Boards include: Alcoholic Beverage Control Board, Air Pollution Control Board, Elections and Water Control Board
  • Notable headings under State Commissions include: Art Commission, Bicentennial Commission, State Corporation Commission, Crime Commission, Historic Landmarks Commission, and Status of Women
  • Notable headings under State Departments include: Office on Aging, Budget, Conservation and Economic Development, Corrections, Drug Abuse Control, Education, Engineering and Buildings, Governor's Cabinet (Meetings, Secretaries of Administration, Commerce and Resources, Education, Human Relations, and Transportation, and Citizens Advisory Committee on the Executive Mansion). Health Department, Highway Department, Mental Health and Retardation, Military Affairs, Planning and Community Affairs, State Police, Taxation, Virginia Employment Commission, Virginia Port Authority, and Welfare
  • Series III. 1976 (accession 30193) is housed in 156 boxes and is divided into fourteen (14) subseries. Subseries have been designated for: A. General Correspondence (26 boxes). B. Invitations (12 boxes). C. Letters (3 boxes). D. General Assembly (7 boxes). E. Governor's Conferences (9 boxes). F. Judicial (2 boxes). G. Federal Government (12 boxes). H. State Authorities (1 box). I. State Boards (6 boxes). J. State Commissions (23 boxes). K. State Committees (3 boxes). L. State Councils (3 boxes). M. State Departments (50 boxes). N. Audio (1 box)
  • Notable subjects under General Correspondence include: Appointments, Council of State Governments, Kepone, Legal Counsel, Press Releases, Republican National Committee, Republican Party, Republican Presidental Campaign, Requests, Southern Growth Policies Board, and Southern Regional Educational Board
  • Notable headings under Governor's Conferences include: National Governors' Conference and Southern Governors' Conference
  • Notable headings under State Authorities and Boards include: Alcoholic Beverage Control Board, Elections and Water Control Board
  • Notable headings under State Commissions include: Art Commission, Bicentennial Commission (including the Queen of England's visit), Crime Commission, Historic Landmarks Commission, State Corporation Commission, State Governmental Management Commission and Status of Women
  • Notable headings under State Departments include: Office of Aging, Budget, Conservation and Economic Development, Corrections, Engineering and Buildings, Education, Governor (Cabinet, Secretaries of Administration and Finance, Commerce and Resources, Education, Human Resources and Transportation, Mansion, Office and Staff), Health, Highway, Mental Health and Mental Retardation, Military Affairs, Police, Taxation, Virginia Employment Commission, Virginia Port Authority and Welfare
  • Series IV. 1977-1978 (accession 30847) is housed in 165 boxes and is divided into sixteen (16) subseries. Subseries have been designated for: A. General Correspondence (28 boxes). B. Invitations (8 boxes). C. Letters (3 boxes). D. Bonds (6 boxes). E. Governor's Conferences (6 boxes). F. Special Counsel (2 boxes). G. General Assembly (3 boxes). H. Judicial (4 boxes). I. State Authorities (1 box). J. State Boards (5 boxes). K. State Commissions (11 boxes). L. State Committees (3 boxes). M. State Councils (2 boxes). N. State Departments (51 boxes). O. Federal Government (16 boxes). P. Proclamations, Speeches, Statements and Tapes, 1974-1978 (23 boxes)
  • Notable subjects under General Correspondence include: Appointments, Collective Bargaining, Council of State Governments, Emergency Executive Orders, Energy Crisis, Executive Orders, Politics, Press Conference, Press Releases, Republican Party, Requests, City of Richmond, Southern Growth Policies Board, Southern Interstate Nuclear Board, Southern Regional Education Board, and Statements
  • The subseries Bonds includes information on the five bond issues put to Virginia voters in November 1977 for educational institutions, correctional facilities, mental health and mental retardation institutions, state parks and port improvements. The subseries contains records related to the pro-bond organization Virginians for Bonds
  • Notable headings under Governor's Conferences include: National Governors' Conference and Southern Governors' Conference
  • The Special Counsel subseries includes materials related to the pollution of the James River by Kepone, a pesticide
  • Notable headings under State Boards include: Air Pollution Control Board and Water Control Board
  • Notable headings under State Commissions include: Alcoholic Beverage Control Board, Art Commission, Bicentennial Commission, State Corporation Commission, Historic Landmarks Commission and Status of Women
  • Notable headings under State Departments include: Office of Aging, Budget, Conservation and Economic Development, Corrections, Education, Office of Emergency Services, Engineering and Buildings, Governor (Cabinet, Mansion, Office and Staff), Health, Highway, Mental Health and Mental Retardation, Military Affairs, Police, Taxation, Virginia Employment Commission, Virginia Port Authority and Welfare
  • The subseries Proclamations, Speeches, Statements and Tapes includes those issued by Governor Godwin between 1974 and 1978
  • Series V. Bills, 1975-1976 (accession 41508) is housed in 12 boxes and contains notes on bills from 1975 and 1976
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Biographical or historical data
Mills E. Godwin, Jr. (1907-1995), from Nansemond County (now the city of Suffolk), served as Governor of Virginia from 15 January 1966 to 17 January 1970 and 12 January 1974 to 14 January 1978.
Cataloging source
Vi
Citation source
Salmon, John S., comp. A GUIDE TO STATE RECORDS IN THE ARCHIVES BRANCH OF THE VIRGINIA BRANCH OF THE VIRGINIA STATE LIBRARY AND ARCHIVES. Richmond: Virginia State Library, 1985
Location of other archival material
Library of Virginia,
Label
Executive Papers
Note
  • These records are part of the Governor's Office record group (RG#3)
  • Unprocessed
Arrangement
Organized into the following series: I. 1974. II. 1975. III. 1976. IV. 1977-1978. V. Bills, 1975-1976.
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  • The Library of Virginia
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Inventory
Extent
227.45
Immediate source of acquisition
  • Office of the Governor
  • 9th Street Office Building
  • Office of the Governor
  • Office of the Governor
  • Office of the Governor
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001521798
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