Research guides

Pennsylvania Constitution

1872-74 Convention

Constitution of 1873 (1874)

Constitution of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania 1874
Available via the Duquesne University School of Law PA Constitution site.

The Constitution of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania: with an Introduction, Notes and References, and an Exhaustive Index; Showing ... the Changes Made by the Constitution of 1873-4 By H. E. Wallace and D. Sanders
Also available on Micro.

Constitutions of Pennsylvania; Constitution of the United States Legislative Reference Bureau
Includes the text of and index to the 1968, 1874, 1838, 1790, and 1776 Pennsylvania Constitutions.
Also available on Micro. Library also has 1964 and 1930 editions.

Convention Materials

Constitutional Convention of 1873
Available via the Duquesne University School of Law PA Constitution site.
Includes:

        • Debates of the Convention to Amend the Constitution of Pennsylvania... 1872-1873.
        • Journal of the Convention to Amend the Constitution of Pennsylvania... 1872-1873.
        • Pennsylvania Constitutional Convention 1872 and 1873: Its Members and Officers and the Results of Their Labors, By A.D. Harlan.

Constitution of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania
New constitution to be submitted to a vote of the people, Tuesday, December 16th, 1873. See No. 7.
Library copy was previously Judge Sharswood's copy and includes penciled notations.

New Constitution Printed by Order of the Convention; to be Submitted to a Vote of the People, Tuesday, December 16, 1873

Pennsylvania Constitutional Convention 1872 and 1873: Its Members and Officers and the Result of their Labors By A.D. Harlan

Statistical and Other Information for the Constitutional Convention of Pennsylvania
Prepared by Francis Jordan, Secretary of the Commonwealth, 1872.

Debates & Reports

An Answer to the Report of Constitutional Commission: as Made to the Legislature of Pennsylvania, at the Session of 1875 by Members of Late Constitutional Convention from Luzerne County

Debates of the Convention to Amend the Constitution of Pennsylvania
Also available LLMC Digital and on Micro.

Journal of the Convention to Amend the Constitution of Pennsylvania
Also available on Micro.

Report: Constitutional Convention of Pennsylvania (Pa-14 - Microforms)
"To the People of Pennsylvania" by the "Executive Committee of the Convention".
"Review of the proposed constitution", Philadelphia, November 18, 1873.