The Resource Viola O. Baskerville Papers

Viola O. Baskerville Papers

Viola O. Baskerville Papers, 1961-2005
Viola O. Baskerville Papers
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  • Papers, 1961-2005 (bulk 1994-2005), of Viola Baskerville including campaign material, clippings, correspondence, House Bills, House Joint Resolutions, photographs, and speeches. Of note are several House Bills sponsored by Baskerville including emergency contraception legislation, Mayor at large legislation for the City of Richmond, and obesity, health and physical education in the public schools. Also of note is Joint Resolution 613 announcing the General Assembly’s profound regret over the 1959-1964 closing of the public schools in Prince Edward County
  • Series I. The House of Delegate files are housed in 2 boxes and arranged alphabetically by folder title. This series consists of various House Bills sponsored by Baskerville, background material related to House Bill, and House Joint Resolutions. Also included are subject files related to sponsored bills
  • Series II. The Media Clippings are housed in 1 box and arranged chronologically by year from 1994, the year Baskerville was elected to the Richmond City Council to 2005 when she stepped down from her seat as State Delegate to run for Lt. Governor. The series consist mainly of newspaper clipping, speeches, correspondence, campaign materials, and photographs
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Biographical or historical data
Viola Osborne Baskerville was born on 29 October 1951 in Richmond, Virginia. She graduated form the College of William and Mary in 1973 with a B.A. in German Literature and received a Fulbright Scholarship to attend the University of Bonn in Germany the same year. In 1979, Baskerville earned a J.D. from the University of Iowa, College of Law. In 1994 she was elected to the Richmond City Council and served until her election to the Virginia House of Delegates in 1998. In 2005 Baskerville stepped down from her Delegate position to run for the Democratic nomination for Lieutenant Governor, but was unsuccessful in her bid. In December 2005 Baskerville was picked by incoming Virginia Governor, Tim Kaine to be Secretary of Administration.
Cataloging source
Viola O. Baskerville Papers
  • The Library of Virginia
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Governing access note
There are no access restrictions
Immediate source of acquisition
Baskerville, Viola O.
Organization method
Organized into the following series: I. House of Delegate Files and II. Media Clippings.
Type of unit
cu. ft. (3 boxes)

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