1878–1879 Constitutional Convention Working Papers

The California Legislature passed on March 30, 1878, An Act to provide for a Convention to frame a new Constitution for the State of California (Chapter 490, Statutes of 1877–78). The Working Papers of the California Constitutional Convention of 1878 and 1879 contain the records produced during the convention and include administrative records, minutes, resolutions, and other document types.

Through financial support from the California Supreme Court Historical Society, digital copies of the working papers are now available to researchers online.

User's Guide (Read Me First)

Finding Aid (PDF)

Working Papers

Constitution of the State of California 1879 (PDF) as published in the California Statutes of 1880

Current Constitution of the State of California

The State Archives gratefully acknowledges the financial support of the California Supreme Court Historical Society that made the digitization of the working papers possible.