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Records of the GENERAL ASSEMBLY

Series Descriptions



General Assembly, 1776-1790

The legislative power of the Commonwealth is vested in the General Assembly. Consisting of the Senate and the House of Representatives, the General Assembly has the authority to enact laws, appropriate funds, and levy taxes. It also possesses the power to propose constitutional amendments, impeach public officials, conduct investigations, and confirm certain executive appointments. The first General Assembly was a unicameral body established by William Penn on December 7, 1682 and possessed broad powers that enabled it to dominate the executive and judicial branches of government. This imbalance was corrected with the Constitution of 1790 that created a bicameral assembly and provided for a popularly elected governor. The General Assembly is a continuing body during the term for which its representatives are elected. It meets at noon on the first Tuesday in January and then regularly throughout the year.



Committee Book,
1785.
(1 volume)
Microfilm Roll 257

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Arranged numerically by committee number.

Committee record book for the first session of the Tenth General Assembly. Information provided is name of committee, committee number, names of those serving on the committee, and a brief description of the business assigned to the committee.

Minute Books,
1779-1781, 1783-1784, 1788.
(4 volumes)
Microfilm Rolls 257-259

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Arranged chronologically by date of date of session.

Minute books of the sessions of the original unicameral General Assembly. Information provided is date of session, description of bills introduced and voted upon, motions made, names of those members voting yea and nay, and appointments made.

Petitions and Miscellaneous Records,
1776-1790.
(3 boxes)

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Arranged more or less chronologically by year submitted.

Petitions submitted to the first unicameral General Assembly by citizens of the Commonwealth. Many of these are requests for monetary compensation for voluntary military service along Pennsylvania's frontiers and grants of local authority to call out a militia to protect the frontier. Others concern the proper treatment and feeding of sailors and prisoners of war, moving of courts to more convenient locations, and revising election laws. Some petitions concern cutting holes in dams on the Conewago Creek to allow salmon to ascend the stream. Information generally provided includes names of petitioners, their counties of residence, date petition was submitted, and a more or less detailed description of the circumstances resulting in the petition.


House of Representatives

Members of the House of Representatives must be at least 21 years of age and a citizen and inhabitant of the state for at least four years. Representation in the House is apportioned by population and since 1967 there have been 203 House Districts. Representatives are elected to two-year terms and their term of service commences upon the first day of December following their election. The members of the House elect one among themselves as the Speaker of the House to preside over the sessions of the House. All bills for raising revenue originate in the House of Representatives. Under Article III, Section 11, of the Pennsylvania Constitution, general appropriation bills can only be used to authorize funds for the ordinary expenses of the executive, legislative, and judicial departments; for interest on the public debt, and for public schools. All other appropriations for the expenditure of state funds must be made through separate bills, each of which may cover only one subject.



Agency Reports Submitted to the Chief Clerk's Office,
1963-2000.
(13 cartons)

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Loosely grouped by agency.

Reports submitted to the General Assembly from various agencies of the Commonwealth including the Auditor General, Bicentennial Commission, Civil Service Commission, Commission for Women, Council on the Arts, General Assembly, Independent Regulatory Review Commission, Joint State Government Commission, Legislative Budget and Finance Committee, Liquor Control Board, Local Government Commission, Office of the Governor, Pennsylvania Health Care Containment Cost Council, Pennsylvania Higher Education Assistance Authority, Pennsylvania Higher Education Facilities Authority, Pennsylvania Public Television (PPTN), Public Employee Retirement Commission (PERC), Public School Employees Retirement System (PSERS), Public Utilities Commission, State Employment Retirement System (SERS), State Treasurer, Supreme Court, Turnpike Commission, and various agencies dealing with crime. Reports were also submitted by the Departments of Aging, Agriculture, Banking, Commerce, Community Affairs, Community and Economic Development, Education, Environmental Protection, General Services, Health, Insurance, Labor and Industry, Military Affairs, Public Welfare, Revenue, State, and Transportation. Topics include tax statistics, lottery information, adult literacy, river basin commissions, privatizing liquor stores, minority businesses, energy assistance, toll bridges, vehicle registration statistics, agency audits, worker compensation, and others.


Committee Bills,
1971-1972, 1977-1978.
(7 cartons)

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Grouped alphabetically by subject.

Bills submitted by committees in the House of Representatives. The committees represented are Agriculture, Appropriations, Business and Commerce, Conservation, Consumer Protection, Education, Ethics, Federal-State Relations, Game and Fisheries, Health and Welfare, Insurance, Judiciary, Labor Relations, Liquor Control, Local Government, Mines and Energy Management, Professional Licensure, Rules, State Government, Transportation, Urban Affairs, Veterans and Military, and Finance.

Committee Books,
1790-1819.
(5 volumes)

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Arranged chronologically by date of entry.

Indexed internally, alphabetically by subject.

Record of petitions received and bills sent to committees. Information provided is committee number, date created, names of members appointed to the committee, a brief description of the business to be considered, and the number of the bill reported out of the committee.

Committee Hearing Transcripts, Testimony and Reports,
1965-1976, 1989.
(41 cartons)

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Cartons 1-38 are arranged chronologically by date of hearing or report. Cartons 39-41 are grouped by committee, thereunder arranged chronologically by date of hearing or report.

Reports and transcripts of hearings, including witness testimony, of various committees of the House of Representatives. Information provided in the hearing transcripts consists of name of committee, House bill or resolution number, printer's number, place and date of hearing, names of those present, subject of bill under consideration, names of those giving testimony, and transcript of the testimony heard.

Committee Minutes,
1945-1978.
(4 cartons)

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Grouped by committee and arranged thereunder chronologically by date of meeting.

Minute books and committee record sheets of the committees of the House of Representatives. Information provided in the minute books is date of meeting, names of the members present, names and numbers of bills considered by the committee, motions made by members of the committee, names of members making and seconding motions, names of each member voting yea or nay, and signature of the secretary of the committee. Information provided on the record sheets is number of bill or resolution, surname of sponsor, date referred to the committee, a brief description of the contents of the bill, and action taken.

Dead Bills,
1965, 1973-1976, 1979-1980.
(17 cartons, 1 folder)

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Arranged numerically by bill number for the period prior to 1975 and thereafter grouped alphabetically by name of committee.

Records of House bills that died in committee. Information provided is number of bill, title of bill, transcript of proposed bill, names of sponsors, date introduced, date sent to committee, name of person by whom introduced and their seat number, date returned to committee, and the complete text of the bill.

History of House Bills and Resolutions,
1919, 1921, 1923, 1925, 1926, 1927, 1953, 1959, 1962-1964, 1971-1972, 1975-1980, 1983-2000, 2003-2004.
(4 cartons, 1 box)

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Arranged numerically by house bill number.

Indexed internally, alphabetically by subject of bill or resolution.

Published volumes entitled History of House Bills and Resolutions that were prepared by the Secretary of the Senate and the Legislative Reference Bureau. Information provided is House bill or resolution number, act number where applicable, printer's number, names of legislators by whom introduced, date bill or resolution was introduced, text of the bill, and date referred to committee or date approved. The index provides both bill numbers and the act numbers.

House and Senate Bills and Resolutions,
1931-1978.
(15 cartons, 4 boxes)

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Arranged numerically by House Bill number, House Resolution number, Senate Bill Number, or Senate Resolution number. Not inclusive.

Original House and Senate bills and resolutions. Information generally provided is bill or resolution number, date of bill or resolution, names of sponsors, and text of the bill or resolution.

House File,
1790-1903.
(66 boxes, 1 carton)

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Arranged chronologically by date of record.

Revolutionary War and War of 1812 pension records are indexed externally, alphabetically by surname of veteran in the search room finding aid.

Petitions, reports, bills, and amendments introduced into the House of Representatives. Petitions frequently concern appointments to political office or pensions for military service in the Revolutionary War and the War of 1812, and an alphabetical index to the Revolutionary War Pensioners is available online. Among the legislative topics addressed in the House File are financing for bridge construction, canal and navigation reports, turnpikes, memorials concerning pensions for military service, and petitions asking that marriages be annulled. A petition containing signatures dated April 2 through September 14, 1932 asked the House to adopt legislation to protect streams from sewage and industrial pollution and to empower local communities to bring action for abatement in the name of the Commonwealth without first obtaining permission from state officials or boards. Other records concern capital punishment, public transportation, elementary education, immigration, regulating the practice of medicine, regulating the sale of butter, regulating the sale of alcoholic beverages, prohibitions relating to the Sabbath, corporate taxation, election procedures, and mine safety. Also present are both petitions to prohibit persons of African ancestry from entering the state and also petitions protesting the passage and enforcement of the 1850 federal Fugitive Slave Act. Original septennial census returns are present for thirty counties and the city of Philadelphia. Inhabitants are listed in the census returns according to township or other political subdivision, with subdivisions arranged in alphabetical groupings in some, but not all, instances. Because of its geographic proximity, and as part of its local records preservation functions, the State Archives also possesses a rough draft of the Septennial Census Enumeration for Dauphin County, 1856 {series #47.91} in Records of County Governments, (Record Group 47). Related types of census information will also be found in the Farm Census Returns, 1924, 1927 {series #1.12} in Records of the Department of Agriculture (Record Group 1).

Related Revolutionary War pension records will by found in the following series:

For related Revolutionary War service records see also Revolutionary War Military Abstract Card File,1785-1893 (Microfilm Rolls 4444-4497) {series #13.50}, Revolutionary War Rolls (National Archives) 1775-1789 (Microfilm Rolls 1733-1738), Donation and Depreciation Lands Granted to Veterans of the Pennsylvania Line {series #17.} (Microfilm Roll 3429), Records of Pennsylvania's Revolutionary Governments, 1775-1790 {series 27.} (Microfilm Rolls 689-741), Lieutenant General von Knyphausen Report on the Battle of Brandywine to Court of Hesse-Kassel, Sept. 11, 1777 (Microfilm Roll 3003), Sol Feinstine Collection of the American Revolution, 1739-1859 (Microfilm Rolls 1290-1292), Lyman Copeland Draper Papers, 1542-1916 (Microfilm Rolls 1202-1239), and Miscellaneous Manuscripts of the Revolutionary War Era, 1771-1791 {MG-275} (Microfilm Roll 2984). Related published information will also be found in the Pennsylvania Archives, Fifth and Sixth Series (Rolls 2069-2074, 3568-3569).

House Judiciary Committee Records pertaining to Petition for Impeachment of Victor H. Blanc,
1960.
(1 box)

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Arranged chronologically by date.

Committee reports and transcripts, evidentiary exhibits, newclippings, and other supporting materials pertaining to the petition for impeachment of Philadelphia County District Attorney Victor H. Blanc. In the petition, 15th district state representative John Stewart, Jr. of Philadelphia alleged that, in addition to a general failure to adequately fulfill his official duties, Blanc covered up and failed to prosecute instances of voter fraud within his jurisdiction in the mid-late 1950s. After the Judiciary General Committee held a hearing, the petition was refused, based on a lack of "non-hearsay" evidence, a recommendation strongly opposed by the committee's minority members.

Journals,
1791-1810, 1959-1962, 1969-1986, 1988-1992, 1994-1996, 2001-2012.
(29 cartons, 58 boxes)

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Arranged chronologically by date. Some have indexes.

Legislative journals contain the verbatim record of the daily procedures, motions made, bill and amendment proposals, speeches, debates, roll call votes, record of bills passed or sent to committees, and other announcements that occur on the House Floor during Session. For the years 1791-1810, the journals are handwritten volumes. For the years 1959-1962 and 1969-1978 the records are legislative journal papers used for preparing the published Legislative Journal: House similar to the records found in {# 7.13} Legislative Journal Papers, 1974-1978. For the years 1979-1986, 1988-1991, 1995, and 2001-2012, the records are published volumes of Legislative Journal: House. In 2013 the State Archives discontinued receiving the volumes.

Journals not represented here may be found in Legislative Record in {#7.51} Legislative Proceedings from the Senate Library, 1854-1909 and in Legislative Journal in {#7.52} Legislative Journals from the Senate Library, 1871-1874. These publications contained the daily record from both chambers, and at times were more detailed, containing additional remarks submitted by legislators.

Journals from 1790-1802 may also be found in the Library of Congress' Records of the States of the United States, microfilm rolls 2091-2094, located in the Search Room.
Journals from 1823-1942 [not inclusive] may be found in {#7.45} House Journals from the Senate Library, 1823-1942.
The House of Representatives maintains a website providing digital access to the Legislative Journal: House for 1975-present.

Legislative Journal Papers,
1962-1978.
(35 cartons, 1 box)

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Arranged chronologically by date of published issue of the Legislative Journal: House.

Loose published issues of the daily Legislative Journal together with rough typed drafts of the materials published in each issue journal. Information provided gives a detailed daily record of the business conducted in the General Assembly including motions made, bills and resolutions introduced, roll calls of votes taken, speeches delivered, and a record of bills and resolutions passed or sent to committees.

Minute Books,
1797-1798, 1813-1814, 1821-1822, 1856, 1957-1980.
(31 volumes)

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Arranged chronologically by date of entry.

Minute books of the House of Representatives. The minute book for December 20, 1797- January 4, 1798 contains a record of petitions received and testimony taken in the investigation of contested elections in Montgomery County. The minute books dated December 17, 1813-March 28, 1814 and December 4, 1821-April 2, 1822 are records kept by the Clerk of the House of Representatives tracking the votes on legislation.

Official Bills of the House of Representatives,
1971-1980.
(11 cartons)

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Arranged chronologically by year and thereunder numerically by bill number.

Official bills of the House of Representatives including bills returned from preceding session, tabled and miscellaneous bills, judiciary bills returned, bills vetoed by the Governor together with reasons for the veto, bills on the Speaker's desk pending action, House Resolutions and Concurrent Resolutions, Bills Vetoed by Governor and Read over the desk and laid on the Table, House and Senate Bills Pending Action, Bills Signed by the Governor, and Bills Table Automatically or by Motion.

Official Resolutions, Senate Bills and Governors' Messages,
1979-1980.
(1 folder)

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Grouped by type of record and arranged thereunder chronologically by date of resolution, bill, or message.

Copies of House and Senate bills and resolutions and messages from Governor Richard Thornburgh to the House of Representatives informing the House that he had signed a particular piece of legislation. Information provided is date and title of the bill or resolution, transcript of bill or resolution, names of sponsors, and date signed by the Governor.

Presentation Copies of House Resolutions,
1981, 1997, 1998.
(1 box)

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Arranged chronologically by date of resolution.

Included are the House proceedings and House resolution of March 9, 1981 creating the 300th Anniversary Committee to commemorate King Charles II of England granting a charter to William Penn in 1681 as well as the March 14, 1981 resolution extending recognition to the British House of Commons. Also included is HR 347, a resolution to have the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission form an advisory committee to provide guidance on preserving Pennsylvania's 111 monuments at Gettysburg National Military Park and resolution to have the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission recognize March 1997 as Pennsylvania Arts in Education Month and March 11, 1997 as Pennsylvania Arts in Education Day. Each resolution is formally presented in a folder, bearing the House seal and the signature of the Speaker.

Reapportionment Maps and Plans,
1917-1972.
(1 box)

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Unarranged.

Maps depicting senate legislative districts, before and after the reapportionment of 1972. Also included are PennDot maps of Berks, Bucks, Clinton, Delaware, Franklin, Fulton, Montgomery, Philadelphia Lycoming, and Tioga counties, as well as a map of Pennsylvania showing the number of representatives apportioned in the several counties of the state as per the act of 1906. Personnel lists of the House of Representatives Pasting and Folding Department as well as cut outs of the American and Pennsylvania Flags and "Harry Truxell's Girl" are also included.

Record of Action on Bills in the House,
1881.
(1 volume)

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Arranged chronologically by date of entry.

Record book of actions taken on bills in the House of Representatives. The type of information provided is bill number, date introduced, name of sponsor, date referred to committee, committee to which referred, date reported out of committee, number of readings, and final disposition of the bill.

Records of Citations,
1969-1970, 1973-1974.
(2 volumes, 1 folder)

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Arranged chronologically by date of citation or numerically by bill number.

Records of resolutions, legislative citations, and expressions of sympathy and congratulations issued by the House of Representatives. The two volumes are a record of bills before the House providing bill number, date introduced, surname of sponsor, very brief description of subject, and date reported out of committee.

Record of House and Senate Bills, Veto Bills, and Messages Remaining on the Table,
1980.
(1 folder)

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Grouped by type of material and arranged thereunder chronologically by date of document.

House and Senate bills, veto bills, and messages remaining on the table in the House of Representatives at the end of the session. Information provided is date of bill or message, number and title of bill, and the transcript of the bill or message. The veto messages from Governor Richard Thornburgh give the reasons for vetoing the bill and date of veto.

Record of Re-Referred and Recommitted House Bills that Died in Committee,
1973-1974.
(2 folders)

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Arranged numerically by bill number.

Record of all re-referred and recommitted House bills that died in committee. Information provided is House Bill number, printer number, name of legislator by whom introduced, date referred to committee, and the text of the bill.

Records of the House Appropriations Committee
1977-1978.
(5 cartons)

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Loosely arranged alphabetically by keyword in agency title.

Operating and capital budget requests submitted to the Committee by state agencies and educational institutions for fiscal year 1978-1979. Also included is testimony as well as supporting materials and reports.

Records of the House Education Committee Chair
1974-1985.
(20 cartons)

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Unarranged.

Correspondence, reports, subject files, press releases, news clippings, hearing transcripts, meeting files, subject files, budgets, speeches, and legislation maintained by Representative James J.A. Gallagher during his tenure as chairman of the House Education Committee. Some topics covered include university visits, subsidies, funding of educational programs, special education, the Intermediate Unit System, and school recodification. Also included are records relating to the Education Commission of the States, the Governor's statements on education as well as press releases, and various education-related advocacy groups. Records maintained by Representative Gallagher relating to the Select Committee to Investigate Limerick II nuclear power plant pursuant to House Resolution 257, of which he was chair, as well as records related to seasonal farm labor and the Select Committee on Seasonal Farm Laborers pursuant to House Resolution 138 are also included. Records pertaining to Representative Gallagher's re-election as well as general constituent correspondence are also present.

Records Pertaining to Governor Robert P. Casey's Transfer of Power to Lieutenant Governor Mark S. Singel,
1993.
(5 items)

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Unarranged.

Letter from Governor Robert P. Casey to the General Assembly transferring power to Lieutenant Governor Mark S. Singel due to health concerns, June 14, 1993. Also included is a cover letter (originally attached to a letter for Lieutenant Governor Singel) from Governor Casey to House Speaker H. William DeWeese announcing his intention to return to office, December 21, 1993. A transmittal letter from John J. Zubeck, Chief Clerk of the House of Representatives, to Dr. Brent D. Glass, Executive Director of the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission, Dec. 28, 1994, as well as copies of the House of Representatives Legislative Journal for Monday, June 14, 1993 and Tuesday, December 14, 1993, are also included.

Register of Bills,
1960-1980.
(1 carton, 4 volumes)

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Grouped by committee and arranged thereunder chronologically by date received by committee.

Register of bills sent to committees in the House of Representatives. Information provided includes name of committee, the names of the chairman and the vice-chairman of the committee, date bill was received in committee, item number, bill number, date returned, name of person from whom the bill was received, date returned, and surname of sponsor.

Report of the History of Disciplinary Actions in the Pennsylvania House of Representatives,
1980.
(1 box)

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Arranged chronologically by date of disciplinary action.

Indexed internally, alphabetically by subject.

The November 30, 1980 report by Thomas P. Tschudy, Project Director of the Speaker's Office, describing the history of disciplinary actions taken in the House of Representatives. The report is based upon a reading of all of the Journals of the Pennsylvania Assembly since 1682 and examines the evolution of disciplinary actions taken by the House against its membership over three centuries. The report was intended to serve as a guide for future generations of Assemblymen when faced with the responsibility of taking disciplinary actions against other members of the General Assembly. The type of information provided in the report is the date disciplinary action was taken against a member of the General Assembly, a summary of the charge, the punishment proposed, the result of the vote, the precedent or rule established, and the volume and page number where the vote of the Assembly is recorded.

Roll Book,
1811-1813.
(1 volume)

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Arranged chronologically by date of entry.

Roll book of the votes taken in the House of Representatives. Information provided is date of vote, name of Representative, and the vote cast on each piece of legislation before the House.

Septennial Census Returns,
1779-1863.
(16 boxes, 3 volumes)
Microfilm Rolls 242-244

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Returns for census conducted every seven years enumerating taxpayers for the purpose of determining representation in the General Assembly. Only about 11% of the original records have survived and the only information provided in most of the surviving returns is the name of the taxpayer, though occasionally the occupation may also be given. The style and details of enumeration varied for the different counties and in different periods of time. All counties have lists of "Taxable Inhabitants" and "freemen," while others also include "inmates." Commencing in 1800, the age, name, gender and place of residence of each slave is also frequently given and occasionally the name of the slave's owner. Last names of slaves are usually not given because changes in ownership would have altered these over time. A few returns for Franklin County (1828, 1835, 1842), Columbia County (1821), Mifflin County (1821), and Philadelphia City (1863) provide the name, age, and gender of deaf, dumb, and blind inhabitants.

Speeches of H. Jack Seltzer,
1978-1980.
(3 folders)

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Arranged chronologically by date speech was delivered.

Transcripts of speeches of Republican Speaker of the House H. Jack Seltzer delivered at the salute to President Gerald Ford at the Marriott Inn on October 23, 1980, to the Altoona Chamber of Commerce on October 22, 1980, to the Atlantic States Fisheries Commission on October 8, 1980, to the Pennsylvania Chamber of Commerce State Affairs Conference on March 19, 1980, to Lebanon Valley College Founder's Day on February 19, 1980, for Lincoln Day in 1979, to the Valley Forge Chamber of Commerce on November 30, 1979, to the opening session of the House of Representatives on January 2, 1979, to the Pennsylvania Bankers Association Governing Council at Hotel Hershey on October 3, 1978, to the Governing Board of the Pennsylvania Manufacturers' Association in Philadelphia on September 26, 1978, to the Pennsylvania Manufacturing Confectioners' Association Annual Breakfast Meeting at Hotel Hershey on June 27, 1978, to the United Associated Grocers, Inc. at Hershey Convention Center on May 13, 1978, to the Sixth Annual Pennsylvania Chamber of Commerce Conference at the Hershey Convention Center on April 25, 1978, to the Lincoln Day Dinner in Huntingdon County on February 25, 1978, to the Pennsylvania Press Conference at the Penn Harris Motor Inn in Camp Hill on May 13, 1978, and to the Philadelphia Clearing House Association on May 12, 1978. A summary inside the first folder prepared by the Division of History of the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission describes interviews conducted with Speaker Seltzer as part of the Division of History's Oral History Project.

Subpoenaed Records of the Office of the Chief Clerk,
1974-1979.
(8 cartons)


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Correspondence is arranged in reverse chronological order by date. Checks issued are arranged in reverse chronological order by date. The remainder of the series is unarranged.

General correspondence, financial records, and employment records subpoenaed and used as evidence during the course of investigating the hiring of thirty three "no-show" employees by Chief Clerk Vincent Scarcelli. Financial records include voucher transmittals, payroll vouchers, completed appropriation expense record forms, completed contingent fund expenditures forms, printing comptroller reports, legislative audit files, financial disclosures of House members, and reimbursement checks issued. Employment records include attendance records, employment contracts with consultants, job applications, bid offers, employment verifications, leave policies, reports to the General Assembly listing all employees of the Senate and House of Representatives; and authorizations for employees of House members to perform their work duties outside of Harrisburg. Also included is correspondence and completed forms related to the Lobbying Registration and Regulation Act of 1976; letters, leaflets, and payments received for the dental and vision insurance program for house members; records relating to the committee formed to return records that had been subpoenaed by the Select Committee to Investigate State Contract Practices (Gleason Committee); records related to the closing of the Hershey office of the Crimes and Corrections Subcommittee; three House district maps, and nurse visit records. Subpoenas served to Mr. Scarcelli with his attached responses to them are present. Records created by the investigation are not present in this series.

Visitors' Register,
1862.
(1 volume)


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Arranged chronologically by date of entry.

Register of the names of visitors to the House chamber for the period June 17 through August 9, 1862. Information provided is date of visit, name of visitor, and their place of residence.


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