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Locating a State Constitution: A Beginner's Guide

A research guide providing help on how to find more information on both current and historic state constitutions.


One of our most frequent requests from patrons is for assistance with their constitutional research, particularly with regard to state constitutions. While the best resource for information is likely the state library and/or state archives of the state that created the constitution of interest, we are happy to assist. This guide will help you find more information about researching both current and historic state constitutions.

Oscar J. Dunn. Extract from the reconstructed Constitution of the state of Louisiana, with portraits of the distinguished members of the Convention & Assembly, A.D. 1868. 1868. Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division.