A Guide to the Records of the Virginia Secretary of Public Safety, 1976-1982 (bulk 1980-1981) Public Safety, Virginia Secretary of, Records of the 31662

A Guide to the Records of the Virginia Secretary of Public Safety, 1976-1982 (bulk 1980-1981)

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the Library of Virginia
Accession Number 31662


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Repository
The Library of Virginia
Accession Number
31662
Title
Records of the Virginia Secretary of Public Safety, 1976-1982 (bulk 1980-1981)
Extent
6 cubic feet (6 boxes)
Creator/Collector
Virginia Secretary of Public Safety
Language
English

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Preferred Citation

Records of the Virginia Secretary of Public Safety, 1976-1982 (bulk 1980-1981). Accession 31662, State records collection, The Library of Virginia, Richmond, Virginia.

Acquisition Information

Transferred by Audrey B. Burton, Office of the Secretary of Public Safety, Ninth Street Office Building, Richmond, Va., 21 January 1983.

Processing Information

This collection has been processed using minimal processing standards: for the most part, the original arrangement has been maintained, the container list is brief and simple, and the records have not been refoldered and fasteners have not been removed.

Material found loose in the boxes was foldered and given a title determined by the archivist. In cases where folder titles were inaccurate, the titles have been corrected to more adequately describe the material.


Historical Information

In 1970, the Governor's Management Commission Study recommended the creation of six "Deputy Governors" to assist the Chief Executive in his managerial duties. Compatible functions of government were grouped under these administrative heads, who would serve as the Governors top management team or "secretariats," as they are called now. Governor Linwood Holton's top priority for the 1972 session of the General Assembly was a proposal for a Governor's Cabinet, reorganizing state agencies into six major departments, each headed by a secretary appointed by the governor. Transportation and public safety was one of these six departments. The office of Secretary of Transportation and Public Safety was created on April 8, 1972, by an act passed by the General Assembly. On April 12, 1976, the Legislature established separate secretariats for transportation and for public safety, effective July 1, 1976.

On June 10, 1976, Governor Godwin appointed H. Selwyn Smith, a former Prince William County commonwealth's attorney (1960-1968) and former state senator (1972-1975), as the first Secretary of Public Safety. Smith was reappointed by Governor-elect John N. Dalton in December 1977, and resigned effective July 1, 1980 after he was appointed judge of the 31st Judicial Circuit of Virginia. Governor Dalton named T. Rodman Layman, an Alcoholic Beverage and Control Board Commissioner (1970-1980), to succeed Smith as Secretary of Public Safety. Layman served until the end of Governor Dalton's term in January 1982.

Scope and Content

Contains correspondence, subject files and reports created and collected by the Virginia Office of the Secretary of Public Safety. The files relate mostly to the agencies and boards that were under the Secretary's supervision. Files in this collection document many of the activities of the Department of Corrections, the Department of Criminal Justice Services, the Virginia State Police and the Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control. Files pertaining to a variety of smaller agencies, boards, and committees related to public safety are also included.

Arrangement

This collection is arranged into the following series:

Series I. Correspondence and Subject files, 1976-1982 Series II. Reports, 1980-1981

Contents List

Series I. Correspondence and Subject Files, 1976-1982.
Boxes: 1-5
Extent: 5 cubic feet (5 boxes).

Contains correspondence and subject files pertaining to a variety of public safety issues, as well as to the activities of the agencies and boards under the heading of the Virginia Office of the Secretary of Public Safety. The correspondence and subject files are broken down into two subgroups: General Files, which are mostly subject files, and State Agency and Committee Files, which document the Secretary's involvement with public safety agencies, boards and committees.

Arranged alphabetically by folder title.

  • General Files.
    • Box 1
      Folder 1
      Boy's State, 1977-1981.
    • Box 1
      Folder 2
      Car Report, 1978-1981.
    • Box 1
      Folder 3
      Coal Conversion, 1978-1980.
    • Box 1
      Folder 4
      Code Commission, 1980-1981.
    • Box 1
      Folder 5
      Comptroller, Office of the, 1978-1980.
    • Box 1
      Folder 6
      Crime Prevention, 1980-1981.
    • Box 1
      Folder 7
      Crime Prevention, 1981.
    • Box 1
      Folder 8
      Emergency Services, Office of, 1976-1980.
    • Box 1
      Folder 9
      Energy Conservation, 1979-1980.
    • Box 1
      Folder 10
      Engineering and Building, Division of, 1980-1981.
    • Box 1
      Folder 11
      Federal Regulations, 1981.
    • Box 2
      Folder 1
      General Services, 1977-1981.
    • Box 2
      Folder 2
      Governor (Dalton), 1981-1982.
    • Box 2
      Folder 3
      Handicapped Children, 1979-1981.
    • Box 2
      Folder 4
      Intergovernmental Affairs, 1979-1980.
    • Box 2
      Folder 5
      Invoices, 1981.
    • Box 2
      Folder 6
      Legislation (General), 1980-1981.
    • Box 2
      Folder 7
      Management Analysis and System Development (MASD), 1978-1982.
    • Box 2
      Folder 8
      Offender Aid and Restoration (OAR), 1981.
    • Box 2
      Folder 9
      Office Space Questionaire, 1980-1981.
    • Box 2
      Folder 10
      Personnel, 1981.
    • Box 2
      Folder 11
      Planning and Budget, Department of, 1978-1981.
    • Box 2
      Folder 12
      Police Association (Chiefs), 1976-1981.
    • Box 2
      Folder 13
      State Property, 1981.
    • Box 2
      Folder 14
      State Property (Department of Motor Vehicles), 1977-1981.
    • Box 2
      Folder 15
      Retirement System, 1979-1981.
    • Box 2
      Folder 16
      Retrocession (Blue Ridge Parkway), 1979-1981.
    • Box 2
      Folder 17
      Slayton's Subcommittee (Corrections System), 1980-1981.
    • Box 3
      Folder 1
      United Way, 1980-1981.
    • Box 3
      Folder 2
      Virginia Executive Development Institute, 1981.
    • Box 3
      Folder 3
      Vocational Education, Virginia State Advisory Council on, 1980-1981.
  • State Agency and Committee Files.
    • Box 3
      Folder 4
      Alcoholic Beverage Control, Department of, 1981.
    • Box 3
      Folder 5
      Capitol Police, 1980-1982.
    • Box 3
      Folder 6
      Committee on Correctional Overcrowding (Ad Hoc), 1980-1981.
    • Box 3
      Folder 7
      Commonwealth's Attorneys Services and Training Council, 1980-1981.
    • Box 3
      Folder 8
      Corrections, Department of, (Correctional Enterprises), 1977-1981.
    • Box 3
      Folder 9
      Corrections, Department of, (Correspondence), 1981.
    • Box 4
      Folder 1
      Corrections, Department of, (Employee Complaints), 1979-1981.
    • Box 4
      Folder 2
      Corrections, Department of, (Fire Marshal), 1980-1981.
    • Box 4
      Folder 3
      Corrections, Department of, (Inmate Correspondence), 1981-1982.
    • Box 4
      Folder 4
      Corrections, Department of, (Insiders Program), 1979-1981.
    • Box 4
      Folder 5
      Corrections, Department of, (Juvenile Justice System), 1980-1981.
    • Box 4
      Folder 6
      Corrections, Department of, (Mecklenburg Correctional Center), 1979-1981.
    • Box 4
      Folder 7
      Corrections, Department of, (Medical), 1978-1981.
    • Box 4
      Folder 8
      Corrections, Department of, (Ombudsman), 1980-1981.
    • Box 4
      Folder 9
      Corrections, Department of, (Overcrowding), 1981.
    • Box 4
      Folder 10
      Corrections, Department of, (Pardons), 1978-1979.
    • Box 4
      Folder 11
      Corrections, Department of, (Parole Board), 1978-1981.
    • Box 4
      Folder 12
      Corrections, Department of, (Philosophy of Corrections), 1976.
    • Box 4
      Folder 13
      Corrections, Department of, (Population), 1979-1981.
    • Box 4
      Folder 14
      Corrections, Department of, (Powhatan Correctional Center), 1981.
    • Box 4
      Folder 15
      Corrections, Department of, (Prison Construction), 1981.
    • Box 4
      Folder 16
      Corrections, Department of, (Records Procedures), undated.
    • Box 4
      Folder 17
      Corrections, Department of, (Reimbursement to Localities), 1981.
    • Box 4
      Folder 18
      Corrections, Department of, (Reorganization), 1978-1980.
    • Box 4
      Folder 19
      Corrections, Department of, (Rights of the Institutionalized), 1981.
    • Box 4
      Folder 20
      Corrections, Department of, (Sentence Reductions), 1981.
    • Box 4
      Folder 21
      Corrections, Department of, (Sentencing Alternatives), 1981.
    • Box 4
      Folder 22
      Corrections, Department of, (Southampton Correctional Center), 1976-1981.
    • Box 4
      Folder 23
      Corrections, Department of, (Southwestern State Hospital), 1979-1981.
    • Box 5
      Folder 1
      Corrections, Department of, (Transfer of Prisoners by Treaties), 1980-1981.
    • Box 5
      Folder 2
      Corrections, Department of, (Youth and Community Services Division), 1979-1981.
    • Box 5
      Folder 3
      Council on Criminal Justice, 1980-1981.
    • Box 5
      Folder 4
      Criminal Justice Services Commission, 1981.
    • Box 5
      Folder 5
      Criminal Justice Services, Department of, 1981.
    • Box 5
      Folder 6
      Fire Services Commission, 1981.
    • Box 5
      Folder 7
      Justice and Crime Prevention, Division of, (Organization and Management Review), 1976-1978.
    • Box 5
      Folder 8
      Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention Advisory Council, 1981.
    • Box 5
      Folder 9
      Rehabilitative School Authority, (Correspondence), 1981.
    • Box 5
      Folder 10
      State Police Association, 1976-1980.
    • Box 5
      Folder 11
      State Police, Department of, (Coal Strike), 1981.
    • Box 5
      Folder 12
      State Police, Department of, (Emissions Inspection Program), 1981.
    • Box 5
      Folder 13
      State Police, Department of, (General Correspondence), 1981.
    • Box 5
      Folder 14
      State Police, Department of, (Investigations), 1981.
    • Box 5
      Folder 15
      State Police, Department of, (Nonresident Violator Compact), 1979-1981.
    • Box 5
      Folder 16
      State Police, Department of, (Radar Detection Devices), 1977-1981.
    • Box 5
      Folder 17
      State Police, Department of, (State-Wide Interdepartmental Radio System), 1979-1981.
    • Box 5
      Folder 18
      State Police, Department of, (Reorganization, 7th Division), 1978-1981.
    • Box 5
      Folder 19
      State Police, Department of, (Uniforms), 1978-1981.
    • Box 5
      Folder 20
      Subcommittee on Prison Industries and Work Release, 1980.
Series II. Reports, 1980-1981.
Box: 6
Extent: 1 cubic foot (1 box).

Contains a variety of reports, mostly related to the Department of Corrections, its programs and budget.

Arranged alphabetically by title or agency name.

  • Box 6
    Correctional Industries Sales/Employment Survey, 1981.
  • Box 6
    Corrections, Department of, (Adults and Children under Community Supervision, FY 1980), 1981.
  • Box 6
    Corrections, Department of, (Aerial Photographs of Correctional Facilities), undated, circa 1970.
  • Box 6
    Corrections, Department of, (Children Committed, FY 1981), 1981.
  • Box 6
    Corrections, Department of, (Financial Exhibit Addendum, FY 1982-1984), 1981.
  • Box 6
    Corrections, Department of, (Program Exhibit, Adult Institutions, FY 1982-1984), 1981.
  • Box 6
    Corrections, Department of, (Program Exhibit, Boards and Divisions, FY 1982-1984), 1981.
  • Box 6
    Corrections, Department of, (Program Exhibit, Correctional Enterprises, FY 1982-1984), 1981.
  • Box 6
    Corrections, Department of, (Program Exhibit, Executive Summary, FY 1982-1984), 1981.
  • Box 6
    Corrections, Department of, (Program Exhibit, Grants and Reimbursements to Localities, FY 1982-1984), 1981.
  • Box 6
    Corrections, Department of, (Program Exhibit, Juvenile Learning Centers, FY 1982-1984), 1981.
  • Box 6
    Justice and Crime Prevention, Division of, (Juveniles in Jail in Virginia: An Assessment of the Impact of Removing Juveniles from Local Jails), 1981.
  • Box 6
    Wilderness/Adventure Programs for Juvenile Offenders, 1980.