Scope and Contents: 1958 Convention was held for the limited purpose to address a proposal of amendment to the Rhode Island Constitution to allow for absentee voting and elimination of language requiring biennial census of registered voters. Records consist of convention proceedings, January 31 to February 7, 1958, 255 pp. & proceedings of public hearings held before executive session of committee on absentee voting, February 4 – 6, 1958, 217 pp.; committee on bi-Partisan Enumerators, February 5, 69 pp. and miscellaneous committee concerning the disposition & distribution of convention records & gavel, final adjournment & home rule amendment to the constitution, 51 pp.