Jenkins has numerous historical items in its collection related to the Pennsylvania Constitution and Constitutional Conventions. Listed below are bibliographies, historical pamphlets, and other historical resources and miscellaneous documents that may be of interest when doing historical research.
Bibliography of State Constitutional Revision Department of Public Instruction, Pennsylvania State Library, General Library Division
May 31, 1966.
Experience, the Test of Government: in Eighteen Essays / Written during the Years 1805 and 1806; to Aid the Investigation of Principles, and Operation of the Existing Constitution and Laws of Pennsylvania
See No. 3. Attributed to Duane William and Isaac Weaver.
A Reading on Article XVI, Section 7, of the Constitution on Pennsylvania: an Address By Richard C. McMurtrie
See No. 6. March 13, 1885.
Some Objections to a Joint Resolution: Passed at the Last Session of the Legislature, and about to be Submitted at the Approaching Session, Recommending to the People of Pennsylvania an Elective Judiciary
See No. 25. December, 1849. No name attributed.
Commentaries on the Constitution of Pennsylvania Thomas Raeburn White
An Examination of the Constitution of Pennsylvania Charles R. Buckalew
Also available on Micro.
The Genesis of the Charter of Pennsylvania: an Address Hampton L. Carson
Delivered before the Law Academy of Philadelphia. May 8, 1919.
George Bryan and the Constitution of Pennsylvania, 1731-1791 Burton Alva Konkle
Amendments to the Constitution of 1838 (Pa-9 - Microforms)
Ratified 1850, 1857, 1864, 1872.
The Proceedings Relative to Calling the Conventions on 1776 and 1790: the Minutes of the Convention Printed by John S. Wiestling
Also available on Micro.
Part III includes "A view of the proceedings of the first session of the council of censors" and "A view of the proceedings of the second session of the council of censors". Part V includes "The act of the 28th of March, 1825, for ascertaining the opinion of the people...relative to the call of a convention".
Pennsylvania Economy League
Appointment vs. Election: Shall the Office of Attorney General in Pennsylvania be Made Elective? Pennsylvania Economy League (Pa-112 - Microforms)
P.E.L. State Bulletin, vol. 21, no. 2, April, 1978.
Governor Appoints - Senate Consents: a Proposed Amendment to Approve the Confirmation Process Pennsylvania Economy League
P.E.L. State Bulletin, vol. 18, no. 2, May 1975.