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Kentucky Government Council Records

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: 1979_075-UA

The records include legal documents, minutes, bulletins to members, correspondence, financial records, and membership lists.


  • circa 1961-1976

Conditions Governing Use

Copyright has been transferred to the University of Louisville and there are no additional restrictions.


5.50 linear feet (4 records center boxes; 1 manuscript box)

Biographical / Historical

The Kentucky Government Council held its first meeting on August 4, 1961. According to organizational literature, the purpose of this nonpartisan citizens group was to make studies of various state problems, to bring the findings to the attention of the public, and to recommend action, based on research, to state officials. For almost fifteen years, the organization's primary interests focused on the management and fiscal problems of the commonwealth. Its projects included recommendations concerning the state's merit system, a study of the state highway construction program, an analysis of the state debt structure, and support for the formation of the Council on Public Higher Education. In January, 1976, chairman Jackie Swigart announced to council members the executive committee's decision to terminate the activities of the organization.

Kentucky Government Council Records
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Repository Details

Part of the University of Louisville Archives and Special Collections Repository

Ekstrom Library, Lower Level Room 17
Louisville KY 40292
502 852-6752