Governor Matheson Administrative records
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Scope and Content
This series contains correspondence, reports, transition records and other assorted documents detailing the work of the Matheson administration from his inauguration in 1977 to his leaving office in 1985. Also present in this series are letters of recommendation and political endorsements signed by the Governor throughout his terms of service. The series demonstrates the continuation of policies between the incoming Matheson administration and the departing Rampton administration, as well as the development of strategy unique to the Matheson regime. The documents provide a small glimpse into the high demand placed on the Governor and his staff in a number of different matters. Areas of considerable attention in this series include documentation of trips made by the Governor and his staff (including an energy conference attended by Matheson in Alberta Canada), court cases involving the state of Utah in which the Governor acted as representative for the state, the renovation of the Kearns mansion into the official Governor's mansion, Matheson's controversial pro stance on the Freedom of Information Act which drew considerable criticism from, among others, Orrin Hatch, and the Governor's role in presiding over the liquor control commission hearing of 1978.
Alphabetical by subject, thereunder chronological.
Undated materials are filed at the beginning of topics.
Constituent correspondence from the Governor Matheson, Series 1601, also details the Governor's activities while in office.
Outgoing correspondence from the Governor Matheson, Series 4466, also relates to the Governor's activities while in office and to his transition in and out of office.
State agency correspondence from the Governor Matheson, Series 4532, also details the Governor's activities while in office.
Legal association correspondence from the Governor Matheson, Series 4533, gives more information on the Governor's membership in different associations.
State correspondence from the Governor Matheson, Series 19268, also details the Governor's activities while in office.
This series is available on microfilm.
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Cite the Utah State Archives and Records Service, the creating agency name, the series title, and the series number.
This series was archivally processed by James Kichas in March, 2003.
Microfiche processed by Rebekkah Shaw under the National Historical Publications and Records Commission grant to the Utah State Archives and Records Services for the Utah Microfiche Backlog Project (Grant No.: NAR10-RB-50086-10). July 2010 - December 2011
- Matheson, Scott M., 1929-1990.
- Freedom of information.
- Governors--Transition periods.
- Utah--Politics and government.
|1||1||1||Administrative Accomplishments; undated, 1980-1984|
|1||1||2||Administrative Goals; undated, 1977-1978|
|1||1||3||Administrative Procedures Act; undated, previous administration documents|
|1||1||4||Administrative Procedures Act; 1976-1977|
|1||1||5||Administrative Travel; 1977-1978, 1983|
|1||1||6||Alberta Trip; 1980|
|1||1||7||Audit of Governor's Office; 1978-1979|
|1||1||8||Charitable Fund - Governor's Office Donations; undated, previous administration documents, 1978|
|1||1||9||Claims Against Utah; previous administration documents, 1978|
|1||1||10||Claims Against Utah; 1977, Jan|
|1||1||11||Claims Against Utah; 1977, Feb-Jun|
|1||1||12||Claims Against Utah; 1977, Aug-Oct|
|2||1||13||Claims Against Utah; 1977, Nov-Dec|
|2||1||14||Claims Against Utah; 1978, Jan-Apr|
|2||1||15||Claims Against Utah; 1978, May-Aug|
|2||1||16||Claims Against Utah; 1978, Sep-Dec|
|2||1||17||Claims Against Utah; 1979|
|2||1||18||Committee on Government Structure; previous administration documents|
|2||1||19||Executive Policy Committee; undated, 1977, 1979|
|2||1||20||Freedom of Information Act (FOIA); undated|
|2||1||21||Freedom of Information Act (FOIA); previous administration documents, 1977|
|2||1||22||Freedom of Information Act (FOIA); 1981|
|2||1||23||Freedom of Information Act (FOIA); 1982, Jan-Apr|
|2||1||24||Freedom of Information Act (FOIA); 1982, May-Jul|
|2||1||25||Freedom of Information Act (FOIA); 1983-1984|
|2||1||26||Governor to Governor Correspondence; 1977-1980|
|3||1||27||Land Use Planning; previous administration documents|
|3||1||28||Political Endorsements; undated, 1984|
|3||1||29||Residential Plans - Kearns Mansion; undated|
|3||1||30||Residential Plans - Kearns Mansion; previous administration documents|
|3||1||31||Residential Plans - Kearns Mansion; 1976-1979|
|3||2||1||Resumes and Letters of Recommendation; undated|
|3||2||2||Resumes and Letters of Recommendation; previous administration documents, 1977|
|3||2||3||Resumes and Letters of Recommendation; 1978|
|3||2||4||Resumes and Letters of Recommendation; 1979|
|3||2||5||Resumes and Letters of Recommendation; 1980-1981|
|3||2||6||Salary Information for the Governor's Office; 1983-1984|
|3||2||7||State Aircraft - Baron Plane Crash; 1977|
|3||2||8||State Business; 1980, 1984|
|3||2||9||Transition Briefing Papers; 1984, Nov 14|
|3||2||10||Transition Briefing Papers; 1984, Nov 15|
|3||2||11||Utah Liquor Control Commission Hearings; 1978|
|3||2||12||Voter Turn-out Promotional Material; undated, 1976|