The Resource Records of the Virginia Secretary of Public Safety

Records of the Virginia Secretary of Public Safety

Label
Records of the Virginia Secretary of Public Safety, 1976-1982
Title
Records of the Virginia Secretary of Public Safety
Inclusive dates
1976-1982
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Contains correspondence, subject files and reports created and collected by the Virginia Office of the Secretary of Public Safety. The files relate mostly to the agencies and boards that were under the Secretary's supervision. Files in this collection document many of the activities of the Department of Corrections, the Department of Criminal Justice Services, the Virginia State Police and the Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control. Files pertaining to a variety of smaller agencies, boards, and committees related to public safety are also included
Note
Agency history record describes the history and functions of the Virginia Secretary of Public Safety. (Search author as Virginia Secretary of Public Safety).
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Action
  • Accessioned
  • Described
Biographical or historical data
  • In 1970, the Governor's Management Commission Study recommended the creation of six "Deputy Governors" to assist the Chief Executive in his managerial duties. Compatible functions of government were grouped under these administrative heads, who would serve as the Governors top management team or "secretariats," as they are called now. Governor Linwood Holton's top priority for the 1972 session of the General Assembly was a proposal for a Governor's Cabinet, reorganizing state agencies into six major departments, each headed by a secretary appointed by the governor. Transportation and public safety was one of these six departments. The office of Secretary of Transportation and Public Safety was created on April 8, 1972, by an act passed by the General Assembly. On April 12, 1976, the Legislature established separate secretariats for transportation and for public safety, effective July 1, 1976.
  • On June 10, 1976, Governor Godwin appointed H. Selwyn Smith, a former Prince William County commonwealth's attorney (1960-1968) and former state senator (1972-1975), as the first Secretary of Public Safety. Smith was reappointed by Governor-elect John N. Dalton in December 1977, and resigned effective July 1, 1980 after he was appointed judge of the 31st Judicial Circuit of Virginia. Governor Dalton named T. Rodman Layman, an Alcoholic Beverage and Control Board Commissioner (1970-1980), to succeed Smith as Secretary of Public Safety. Layman served until the end of Governor Dalton's term in January 1982.
Cataloging source
VIC
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
Label
Records of the Virginia Secretary of Public Safety
Link
http://ead.lib.virginia.edu/vivaead/published/lva/vi03027.xml.frame
Note
  • Part of Record Group 114 (Secretary of Public Safety)
  • This collection has been processed using minimal processing standards: the original arrangement has been maintained for the most part, the container list is brief and simple, and the records have not been refoldered and fasteners have not been removed. Material found loose in the boxes was foldered and given a title determined by the archivist. In cases where folder titles were inaccurate, the titles have been corrected to more adequately describe the material
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  • The Library of Virginia
Cumulative index finding aids
  • Inventory
  • Inventory
Extent
6
Governing access note
Privacy protected and other protected information is considered confidential and restricted from public access for 75 years. It may be necessary for an archivist to review any unprocessed, modern record collections (those collections less than 75 years old) that may contain confidential information before the records can be used by patrons for research purposes or before any copies of records can be made for patrons. If you are planning to use these records, please contact Archives Reference Services for more details before planning your research trip
Immediate source of acquisition
Burton, Audrey B. - Office of the Secretary of Public Safety,
Organization method
Organized into the following series: Series I. Correspondence and Subject Files; Series II. Reports.
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001612935
Terms governing use
There are no use restrictions.
Type of unit
cu. ft. (6 boxes)

Library Locations

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