Lilly Library Manuscript Collections

HOOSIER STATE PRESS ASSOCIATION MSS.

The Hoosier State Press Association mss., ca. 1969-1984, was created by Richard W. Cardwell, General Counsel for the Hoosier State Press Association for twenty-five years. The collection consists of background materials for the HSPA, as well as Cardwell drafts of the following legislation and issues of public debate: Open Committees in the General Assembly, 1969-1971; Juvenile Code, 1969-1979-; Open Door Law, 1975-1977; Public Record Law, 1976-1983; Governor's Commission on Individual Privacy, 1976-1977; Obscenity, 1974-1975; and Access to Criminal Proceedings, 1981-1982. In addition, the collection includes clippings, articles, and the association's files on legal developments affecting Indiana newspapers in thirty categories of operations.

The collection is organized into the following series: I. Subject Files; II. Open Door Law Records; III. Juvenile Code Records; IV. Freedom of Information Records; V. Current Case Files; VI. Miscellaneous.

Subject Files contain correspondence, memoranda, notes, legal documents, newspaper and magazine clippings, and government documents. Open Door Law contains correspondence, memoranda, notes, legal documents, clippings from newspapers and magazines, and government documents regarding House Bill 1022 & Senate Bill 83, House Bill 1237, Senate Bill 304, House Enrolled Act no. 1516, and Senate Enrolled Act no. 83, all of which concern public meetings. (These are also commonly referred to as "Sunshine Laws," "Sunshine Bills," "Open Records Laws," and "Open Meeting Laws.") Juvenile Code Records contain correspondence, memoranda, notes, legal documents, clippings from newspapers and magazines, and government documents. Freedom of Information Records contain correspondence, memoranda, notes, legal documents, clippings from newspapers and magazines, and government documents. Current Case Files contain correspondence, memoranda, notes, legal documents, clippings from newspapers and magazines, and government documents. Some subjects in Current Case Files overlap with Subject Files. The last series, Miscellaneous Files, contains various correspondence, memoranda, notes, legal documents, clippings from newspapers and magazines, and government documents unrelated to any previous series.

An inventory is available.

Acquired: 2003

Collection size: 25,000 items

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