A Guide to the Viola O. Baskerville Papers, 1961-2005 (bulk 1994-2005) Baskerville, Viola O., Papers 42532

A Guide to the Viola O. Baskerville Papers, 1961-2005 (bulk 1994-2005)

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the Library of Virginia
Accession Number 42532


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Repository
The Library of Virginia
Accession Number
42532
Title
Viola O. Baskerville Papers, 1961-2005 (bulk 1994-2005)
Extent
1.35 cu. ft.
Creator
Viola O. Baskerville
Language
English

Administrative Information

Access Restrictions

There are no restrictions.

Use Restrictions

There are no restrictions.

Preferred Citation

Viola O. Baskerville. Papers, 1961-2005 (bulk 1994-2005). Accession 42532. Personal Papers Collection, The Library of Virginia, Richmond, Virginia.

Acquisition Information

Gift of Viola O. Baskerville, 2006 January


Biographical Information

Viola Osborne Baskerville was born on 29 October 1951 in Richmond, Virginia. She graduated form the College of William and Mary in 1973 with a B.A. in German Literature and received a Fulbright Scholarship to attend the University of Bonn in Germany the same year. In 1979, Baskerville earned a J.D. from the University of Iowa, College of Law. In 1994 she was elected to the Richmond City Council and served until her election to the Virginia House of Delegates in 1998. In 2005 Baskerville stepped down from her Delegate position to run for the Democratic nomination for Lieutenant Governor, but was unsuccessful in her bid. In December 2005 Baskerville was picked by incoming Virginia Governor, Tim Kaine to be Secretary of Administration.

Scope and Content

Papers, 1961-2005, of Viola O. Baskerville including campaign material, clippings, correspondence, House Bills, House Joint Resolutions, photographs, and speeches. Of note are several House Bills sponsored by Baskerville including emergency contraception legislation, Mayor at large legislation for the City of Richmond, and obesity, health and physical education in the public schools. Also of note is Joint Resolution 613 announcing the General Assembly's profound regret over the 1959-1964 closing of the public schools in Prince Edward County.

Arrangement

This collection is arranged into the following series:

Series 1. House of Delegate Files, 1961-2005 Series 2. Media Clippings, 1989-2005

Contents List

House of Delegates Files, 1961-2005.
Boxes: 1-2
Extent: 2 boxes.

This series consists of various House Bills sponsored by Baskerville, background material related to House Bill, and House Joint Resolutions. Also included are subject files related to sponsored bills.

Arranged alphabetically by folder title.

  • Box 1
    Folder 1
    Announcement to Run for Lt. Governor/Endorsements, 2001-2005.
  • Box 1
    Folder 2
    Black History Month, undated.
  • Box 1
    Folder 3
    Budget Amendments, 2005.
  • Box 1
    Folder 4
    House Bill 162 -- Unemployment Compensation Follow the Spouse, 1998.
  • Box 1
    Folder 5
    House Bill 176 -- Mayor at Large Legislation for the City of Richmond, 2004-2005.
  • Box 1
    Folder 6
    House Bill 220 -- Prostitution; While Infected with HIV, 1997-1998.
  • Box 1
    Folder 7
    House Bill 846 -- The Brown v. Board of Education Scholarship Program and Fund, 2004.
  • Box 1
    Folder 8
    House Bill 846 -- The Brown v. Board of Education Scholarship Program and Fund, 2003-2004.
  • Box 1
    Folder 9
    House Bill 846 -- Background, 2004.
  • Box 1
    Folder 10
    House Bill 1257 -- Day-Care Facility Investment Tax Credit, 1998.
  • Box 1
    Folder 11
    House Bill 1258 -- Carrying Loaded Firearms in Public Areas, 1998.
  • Box 1
    Folder 12
    House Bill 1259 -- Medicaid; Family Planning, 1990-1998.
  • Box 1
    Folder 13
    House Bill 1605 -- Use of Flashing Amber Lights by Neighborhood Watch Patrol Vehicles, 2005.
  • Box 1
    Folder 14
    House Bill 1900 -- Civil Immunity for Employers Providing On-site Child Care, 2005.
  • Box 1
    Folder 15
    House Bill 1901 -- Background, 2005.
  • Box 1
    Folder 16
    House Bill 1902 -- Virginia Caregivers Grant Program, 2005.
  • Box 1
    Folder 17
    House Bill 1902 -- Background, 2005.
  • Box 1
    Folder 18
    House Bill 1903 -- Medical Mapractice Claims and Reporting, 2005.
  • Box 1
    Folder 19
    House Bill 1903 -- Background, 2005.
  • Box 1
    Folder 20
    House Bill 1904 -- Medical Malpractice: Expressions Inadmissible, 2005.
  • Box 1
    Folder 21
    House Bill 1904 -- Background, 2004.
  • Box 1
    Folder 22
    House Bill 1905 -- Clean Election Act and Fund, 2005.
  • Box 1
    Folder 23
    House Bill 1905 -- Background, 2005.
  • Box 1
    Folder 24
    House Bill 1906 -- Alternative Education Programs; Change in Provisions of Standard of Quality, 1998-2005.
  • Box 1
    Folder 25
    House Bill 1909 -- Absentee Ballots, 2005.
  • Box 1
    Folder 26
    House Bill 1909 -- Background, undated.
  • Box 1
    Folder 27
    House Bill 2568 -- Educational Benefits for Dependents of Members of the Military, 2004-2005.
  • Box 1
    Folder 28
    House Bill 2569 -- Background, 2004-2005.
  • Box 1
    Folder 29
    House Bill 2610 -- Obesity, and Health and Physical Education in the Public Schools, 2005.
  • Box 1
    Folder 30
    House Bill 2610 -- Background, 2005.
  • Box 1
    Folder 31
    House Bill 2718 -- Sexual Orientation, undated.
  • Box 2
    Folder 1
    House Bill 2733 -- Membership and Duties of the Small Business Commission, 2004-2005.
  • Box 2
    Folder 2
    House Bill 2733 -- Background, 2004-2005.
  • Box 2
    Folder 3
    House Bill 2782 -- Emergency Contraception Access Initiative, 2000-2001.
  • Box 2
    Folder 4
    House Bill 2796 -- Background, 2004-2005.
  • Box 2
    Folder 5
    House Bill 2845 -- Background, 2002-2005.
  • Box 2
    Folder 6
    House Joint Resolution -- To Study the Various Alternative Uses for Existing Historic State Buildings in the Downtown Richmond Area, 2005.
  • Box 2
    Folder 7
    House Joint Resolution 613 -- General Assembly's Profound Regret Over the 1959-1964 Closing of the Public Schools in Prince Edward County, 2001-2004.
  • Box 2
    Folder 8
    House Joint Resolution 613 -- Background, 1961-2003.
  • Box 2
    Folder 9
    House Joint Resolution 617 -- Requesting Virginia Housing Development Authority to Study the Availability of Affordable Housing for Active Military Personnel and their Families Living in Virginia, 2004-2005.
  • Box 2
    Folder 10
    House Joint Resolution 705 -- Background, 2005.
  • Box 2
    Folder 11
    House Joint Resolution 792 -- Urging the FDA to Approve Over-the-counter Status for Emergency Contraception, 2001.
  • Box 2
    Folder 12
    House of Delegates First Campaign, 1994-1998.
  • Box 2
    Folder 13
    Incoming Correspondence, 1999-2005.
  • Box 2
    Folder 14
    Legislation, 2005.
  • Box 2
    Folder 15
    Military Family Support, 2004-2005.
  • Box 2
    Folder 16
    Resume/Biography, undated.
  • Box 2
    Folder 17
    Small, Women, Minority Business, 2005.
  • Box 2
    Folder 18
    Women's Health, 1999-2002.
Media Clippings, 1989-2005.
Boxes: 3
Extent: 1 box.

The series consist mainly of newspaper clipping, speeches, correspondence, campaign materials, and photographs.

Arranged chronologically by year.

  • Box 3
    Folder 1
    Gubernatorial Board Appointment -- Newspaper Articles and Letters from Govenors, 1989-1993.
  • Box 3
    Folder 2
    Media Clippings Miscellaneous, 1993-1997.
  • Box 3
    Folder 3
    Media Clippings, 1994.
  • Box 3
    Folder 4
    Media Clippings -- Campaign for City Council, 1994-1995.
  • Box 3
    Folder 5
    Media Clippings, 1995.
  • Box 3
    Folder 6
    Media Clippings, 1996.
  • Box 3
    Folder 7
    Media Clippings, 1996.
  • Box 3
    Folder 8
    Media Clippings, 1997-1999.
  • Box 3
    Folder 9
    Media Clippings, 1997.
  • Box 3
    Folder 10
    Media Clippings, 1998.
  • Box 3
    Folder 11
    Media Clippings, 1999.
  • Box 3
    Folder 12
    Legislative Media Clippings, 2001.
  • Box 3
    Folder 13
    Legislative Media Clippings, 2002.
  • Box 3
    Folder 14
    Legislative Media Clippings, 2003.
  • Box 3
    Folder 15
    Legislative Media Clippings, 2004.
  • Box 3
    Folder 16
    Legislative Media Clippings, 2005.