The Resource Virginia Secretary of Public Safety constituent correspondence

Virginia Secretary of Public Safety constituent correspondence

Label
Virginia Secretary of Public Safety constituent correspondence, 1993
Title
Virginia Secretary of Public Safety constituent correspondence
Inclusive dates
1993
Creator
Contributor
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Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Contains constituent correspondence including incoming and outgoing letters. Many of the letters are addressed to Governor L. Douglas Wilder and were referred to the Secretary of Public Safety, O. Randolph Rollins, for response. In many cases, the response was written by Deputy Secretary of Public Safety, Walter L. Smiley. The correspondence pertains to issues and agencies related to public safety including the correctional system, the parole system, state and local police, and firearm legislation
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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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 July 1, 1984, the secretariats of transportation and public safety were again combined. However, on February 22, 1990, the Secretary of Transportation and Public Safety was divided once again into separate secretariats.
  • In March 1992, after a scandal involving his first Secretary of Public Safety, Robert L. Suthard, Governor L. Douglas Wilder appointed O. Randolph Rollins, a Richmond attorney and Deputy Secretary of Public Safety, as Secretary of Public Safety. Rollins served until the end of Governor Wilder's term in January 1994. Walter L. Smiley served as Deputy Secretary of Public Safety during this time.
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
Virginia Secretary of Public Safety constituent correspondence
Link
http://ead.lib.virginia.edu/vivaead/published/lva/vi03029.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, 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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Extent
4
Governing access note
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Immediate source of acquisition
Martin, Anna Mae - Office of the Secretary of Public Safety,
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001613727
Terms governing use
There are no use restrictions.
Type of unit
cu. ft. (4 boxes)

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