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Modern Constitution for Pennsylvania Records

Collection ID

Acc. 182

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Collection Summary

Modern Constitution for Pennsylvania Records


Collection ID
Acc. 182

Modern Constitution for Pennsylvania

3.75 linear feet (3 boxes)       

Special Collections Research Center, Temple University Libraries

Materials in English


Detailed Collection Information

Historical Note

The Modern Constitution for Pennsylvania was a group primarily run by members of the Pennsylvania Bar Association to promote the idea of a constitutional revision.

Description of Collection

Collection contains speeches, correspondence, articles of incorporation, biographies, photographs, meeting minutes, and financial records related to the Modern Constitution for Pennsylvania.

Organization and Arrangement

The collection has not been arranged by series.

Patron Information

Catalog Record

A record for this collection is available in Temple University’s online library catalog: http://diamond.temple.edu/record=b5623460~S12

Research Access

Collection is open for research.

Collections Stored Off-Site

This collection may be housed off-site at the Library Depository, and require up to two business days to retrieve. Please review the finding aid and be prepared to identify specific materials to be retrieved. Contact the Special Collections Research Center in advance of your visit, so that materials may be relocated to the reading room for research.

Publication and Copyright Information

The Modern Constitution for Pennsylvania Records are the physical property of the Special Collections Research Center, Temple University Libraries. Temple University holds intellectual property rights only for material donated to the university with such rights specifically assigned. For all other material, intellectual property rights, including copyright, belong to the authors or their legal heirs and assigns. Researchers are responsible for determining the identity of rights holders and obtaining their permission for publication and for other purposes where stated.

Preferred Citation

[Description and date of item], [Box/folder number], Modern Constitution for Pennsylvania Records, Special Collections Research Center, Temple University Libraries, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

Administrative Information

Acquisition Information

Donated through the Greater Philadelphia Movement, June 1974.

Processing Information

Finding aid revised according to contemporary archival standards in May 2014 by Katy Rawdon, Coordinator of Technical Services.


Index Terms

The following headings have been used to index the description of this collection in Temple University’s electronic catalog:

Corporate Names:
Pennsylvania Bar Association

Constitutional law--Pennsylvania


Material Types:
Articles of incorporation
Financial records


Box 1

Pennsylvania Constitutional Convention 1967-1968
 Journal List of Staff - Convention 12/19/67
 Masters and Labels - Council for a more effective constitutional convention
 "Convention reporter"
 Speech Data for future Use
 Speeches made in early days of constitutional convention
 Duplications of Delegate Proposals and proposal history
 Recommended Budget - Convention 12/11/67
 Original Democratic Platform Meeting
 Scranton Leader Comm.
 Correspondence D, E, F
 Correspondence G, H, I
 Correspondence K, L, M
 Correspondence N, O, P
 Correspondence Q, R, S


 Speech by Robert Sidman to Pennsylvania Bar Association Convention 1/26/68
 Lansdowne Speech 3/7/68
 Gettysburg 3/4/68
 Williamsport Chambers of Commerce Speech April 4, 1968
 L.W.V. Eastern Pennsylvania Tuesday, 8 P.M. March 26, 1968
 DuBois High School Tuesday, 8:30 P.M., March 26, 1968
 Speeches April C.W.V 1967
 Speech November 30th Correspondence - T-Z
 T.V. Documentary Film
 Craig Traux Chairman, Republican State Committee Walker, William
 Walker, William Correspondence 1967
 Wilcox, William H.
 Merit Selection Statewide Judges
 Associated Press Listing of Elected Candidates and our official list
 Election Returns on Amendments and Referendum for Cond. Convention
 Mr. Amsterdam
 AMCP Articles of Incorporation
 Biographies and Photographs
 Bibliography on Constitution Revision - Parts I & II
 Richard C. Bond January to June 1967
 Richard C. Bond Correspondence 1966
 Richard C. Bond Correspondence 1965
 Judge W.W. Braham
 Mr. Broderick
 Project Constitution Action Committee 1967
 Convention 1787
 Newspaper Ads April 22nd


Correspondence, B-C
 Statement Local Government - R. Sidman 7/20/67
 Statement Taxation and State Finance, R. Sidman
 Statement Legislative Appointment, R. Sidman
 Statement Judiciary, R. Sidman 7/27/67
 Contributions January to 1967
 Contrib. October, November, December, 1966
 Contrib. July, August, September 1966
 Contrib. April, May, June, 1966
 Contrib. January, February, March, 1966
 Contrib. 1965, Correspondence
 AMPC Board Meeting 5/7/65
 Board Meeting 7/29/65
 Board and Annual Meeting 11/9/65
 Minutes - Board Meeting 5/11/66
 Board Meeting 11/21/66
 Board Meeting 5/18/67
 Board Meeting 11/9/67
 Board Meeting 3/6/68
 Para-One Corp
 Pennsylvania Copy of Article entitled "The Constitutional Convention of '67." by Mr. Sidman
 The Pennsylvania Magazine
 Info. memos Re: Business Trips, Transactions
 Dick Haratine
 Pennsylvania Association of Lawyers' Wives
 Hood, Light and Geise, Inc.
 Hotel Harrisburger
 Robert Sidman
 Board Meeting 5/18/67
 Board Meeting 3/6/68
 Yauerbaum and Company 1967
 Monthly Finance Report