This collection contains primarily documents, as well as a box of audio tapes and a box of microfiche film. It contains information regarding the legislatures of each state within the United States, including state administrative agencies, legislative rules, bill histories, legislative manuals, legislative journals, election results, election studies, census profiles, committee hearings, state legislative overviews, legislature biographies, and legislature committees.
This material is open for research. Stored off-site at the Library Service Center. Please request this material via firstname.lastname@example.org or call 713-348-2586.
Restrictions on Use
Permission to publish material from the State Legislature Research Materials must be obtained from the Woodson Research Center, Fondren Library.
Professor Keith E. Hamm of Rice University is an expert on the politics of state legislatures. His book, co-authored with Peverill Squire, is entitled 101 Chambers: Congress, State Legislatures, and the Future of Legislative Studies (Ohio University Press, 2005). The National Science Foundation and the Canadian Studies Grant Program funded his current research on the influence of campaign finance laws on state and provincial legislative elections. His most recent articles have appeared or will appear in Political Research Quarterly, British Journal of Political Science, State Politics and Policy, and Journal of Legislative Studies. In 2006, he was a Fulbright scholar and occupied the Research Chair in North American Studies at Carleton University.
Excerpted from http://politicalscience.rice.edu/Content.aspx?id=63, accessed Nov. 30, 2009.
Research materials compiled by Dr. Keith Hamm, Edwards Professor in the Rice University Dept. of Political Science, dealing with development of specialization in U.S. state legislatures during the 20th century, policymaking, committee voting, interest groups, campaign finance, state laws, and reports.
Boxes 1-75 received on 8-3-07 from Keith Hamm; Boxes 76-105 received on 12-19-07 from Keith Hamm.
Fondren Library MS-44, Rice University 6100 Main St.
State Legislature Research Materials, 1976-2001, MS 530, Woodson Research Center, Fondren Library, Rice University http://archives.library.rice.edu/repositories/2/resources/933 Accessed January 27, 2023.