The Resource Records of the Virginia Tech Review Panel

Records of the Virginia Tech Review Panel

Label
Records of the Virginia Tech Review Panel, 2007-2009
Title
Records of the Virginia Tech Review Panel
Inclusive dates
2007-2009
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
The Virginia Tech Review Panel Records, 2007-2009 (bulk 2007), are organized into five series. Series have designated for Files of Virginia Tech Review Panel Members, Files of TriData, Files of Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher and Flom LLP, Files of the Office of the Governor, and Freedom of Information Act Request. These records document Virginia's official investigation into the 16 April 2007 mass shooting at Virginia Tech. See finding aid for full series descriptions
Note
Agency history record describes the history and functions of the Virginia Governor's Office. (Search Virginia Governor's Office as author).
Member of
Action
  • Accessioned
  • Described
Biographical or historical data
On 16 April 2007, Seung Hui Cho killed 32 people and injured at least 17 others before turning the gun on himself. The massacre at Virginia Tech is one of the deadliest shooting incidents by a single gunman in United States history. At the time of the shooting, Governor Tim Kaine had just arrived in Tokyo, Japan, for a trade mission. Kaine immediately returned to Virginia to deliver the convocation at Virginia Tech the next day. On 19 April 2007, Kaine commissioned the Virginia Tech Review Panel "to conduct an independent, thorough, and objective incident review of the tragedy at Virginia Tech and to make recommendations regarding improvements that can be made in the Commonwealth's laws, policies, procedures, systems and institutions, as well as those of other governmental entities and private providers." See finding aid for full historical description.
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 Tech Review Panel
Link
Note
  • These records are part of the Governor's Office record group (RG#3)
  • This is a hybrid collection. The paper records are available in the Library's Archives Research Room during normal business hours. The Virginia Tech Review Panel emails are accessbile online via Digitool under State Archives Collections. Researchers are strongly encouraged to read the email Tips Sheets before using the collection
http://library.link/vocab/branchCode
  • The Library of Virginia
Cumulative index finding aids
  • Inventory
  • Inventory
Extent
  • 19.81
  • 4931
Governing access note
This collection includes health records, legal advice, and personal information that are restricted for 75 years by the Code of Virginia (Virginia Government Data Collection and Dissemination Practices Act, Virginia Public Records Act, and the Virginia Health Records Privacy Act)
Immediate source of acquisition
Office of the Governor
Organization method
Organized into the following series: I. Files of Virginia Tech Panel Members, 2007; II. Files of TriData, 2007; III. Files of Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher and Flom LLP, 2007; IV. Files of the Office of the Governor, 2007-2009; and V. Freedom of Information Act Request, 2007.
Ownership
The records of the Virginia Tech Review Panel were compiled by the law firm of Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher and Flom LLP. They received materials from Panel members, TriData, and their own staff members who provided legal advice to the Panel. Housed in 17 oversized boxes, Skadden mailed these files to the Office of the Governor in December 2007. These records, and an additional four boxes of records created by the Kaine administration, remained in the custody of the Governor's Office until January 2014 when they were transferred to the Library of Virginia. One CD of electronic records listed in the Skadden inventory was missing when the records arrived at the Library.
http://library.link/vocab/recordID
001737377
Terms governing use
There are no use restrictions.
Type of unit
  • cu. ft. (60 boxes)
  • emails.

Library Locations

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      800 East Broad Street, Richmond, VA, 23219, US
      37.5415632 -77.4360805
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