Utah Department of Administrative Services

Division of Archives & Records Service

Series 17582

Governor Rampton Proclamations and declarations

Dates: 1964-1976.

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These records are housed in the Utah State Archives' permanent storage room.

Historical Note

An agency history is available.

Scope and Content

This series contains proclamations that were accepted by Governor Rampton as well as those that he declined. Proclamations often expressed the Governor's inclination to honor specific aspects of Utah's economy, culture, or resources. Proclamations signed by Rampton include those that honor specific sectors of the population or labor force, Utah's cultural and religious life and heritage, Utah's natural resources, and specific indiviuals who had enriched the lives of Utahns. In 1966, the Governor's office made it a formal policy to reject proclamations advanced by people and/or organizations outside of Utah. For Rampton to consider proclamations proposed by non-Utahns, a local sponsor in Utah needed to be found. Some proclamations were considered declarations; the distinction that Rampton's office placed between a "proclamation" and a "declaration" is not known.

The proclamations that Rampton signed include those that honored specific sectors of the population, as in "March of Dimes Month", "National Employ the Physically Handicapped Week", "Senior Citizens' Month", and "National Youth Appreciation Week". Other proclamations promoted agriculture and industry in Utah, including "National Egg Month", "Utah Strawberry Days", and "Eat More Meat Week", while many declarations recognized a specific sector of the nation's labor force, as with "National Business Women's Week" and "Social Workers Month".

Other proclamations include those promoting Utah's natural environment ("Utah Conservation Week" and "Tree Farm Week", for example), Utah's cultural life ("Utah Symphony Day" and "National Library Week", for example), and Utah's religious life in "Go to Church Week", a proclamation intending to be based in many faiths. Still other proclamations supported facets of Utah life such as education ("Adult Education Week" and "National Vocational Education Week", for example), health (as in "Cystic Fibrosis Week"), traffic and highway safety ("Lights on for Safety Weekend" and "National Highway Week", for example), and recreation (as in the "Golf Day" and "Bonneville Regatta Day" declarations). Rampton declared the days of April, 1966, to be "Success for Utah Olympic Days", at a time when Salt Lake City was a possible host for the 1972 Winter Olympics.

At various times, Rampton declared certain days in honor of specific people who had served well the state of Utah or the nation, as in his declaration of "Bob Hope Day". In addiction, certain days were proclaimed in recognition of facets of the American military, as in "ROTC Day" or "A Day of Awareness for Americans Missing in Action". Many proclamations honored Utah's heritage, as in "Statehood Day", and the days of July 4th through the 24th as "Days of '47". Other declarations promoted patriotism and respect for America's heritage, as in "Veterans' Day", "Black History Month", "El Dia de la Raza", and "American History Week". Other proclamations recognized trouble abroad, as in such declarations as "Captive Nations Week", "World Peace Day", and "Week of Concern for World Hunger".

Arrangement

Chronological by date.

This series is arranged chronologically by date of the proposed proclamation. Proclamations are not organized by the date of any attached correspondence, but rather by the proposed and/or accepted date of the proclamation. Proclamations claiming "19- is the year of..." are the first papers filed in that year (i.e., directly prior to January's proclamations for that year). Undated materials have been kept in the order in which they were found.

Related Records

Publicity files and official memoranda from the Governor Rampton, Series 20907, contains press releases regarding some of these proclamations and declarations.

Governors' executive orders and proclamations from the Lieutenant Governor, Series 85039, is the official version of these records.

Additional Forms

This series is available on microfilm.

Access Restrictions

Microfiche holdings require staff assistance due to fewer reference copies. Handle masters under supervision.

Preferred Citation

Cite the Utah State Archives and Records Service, the creating agency name, the series title, and the series number.

Processing Note

This series was processed by Kira Robertson in February 2001.

Processing Note

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).

Indexing Terms

  • Rampton, Calvin L., 1913-2007
  • Executive power--Utah.
  • Utah--Governors--Powers and duties.

Container List

REEL BOX FOLDER DESCRIPTION
1 1 1 1964 Dec
1 1 2 1965, proclamations for entire year
1 1 3 1965, Jan - Feb
1 1 4 1965, Mar - Apr
1 1 5 1965, May
1 1 6 1965, Jun
1 1 7 1965, Jul - Aug
1 1 8 1965, Sep
1 1 9 1965, Oct - Dec
1 1 10 1966, Jan - Feb
1 1 11 1966, Mar
1 1 12 1966, Apr
1 1 13 1966, May 1-13
1 1 14 1966, May 15-30
1 1 15 1966, Jun - Jul
1 1 16 1966, Aug - Sep
1 1 17 1966, Oct
2 1 18 1966, Nov - Dec
2 1 19 1967, Jan - Feb
2 1 20 1967, Mar
2 1 21 1967, Apr
2 1 22 1967, May
2 1 23 1967, Jun
2 1 24 1967, Jul - Aug
2 2 1 1967, Sep
2 2 2 1967, Oct
2 2 3 1967, Nov - Dec
2 2 4 1968, Jan - Apr
2 2 5 1968, May
2 2 6 1968, Jun - Aug
3 2 7 1968, Sep - Oct
3 2 8 1968, Nov - Dec
3 2 9 1969, Jan - Feb
3 2 10 1969, Mar - Apr
3 2 11 1969, May 1-11
3 2 12 1969, May 18-31
3 2 13 1969, Jun - Aug
3 2 14 1969, Sep
3 2 15 1969, Oct
3 2 16 1969, Nov - Dec
3 2 17 1970, Jan - Feb
3 2 18 1970, Mar
3 2 19 1970, Apr
3 3 1 1970, May 1-15
4 3 2 1970, May 16-30
4 3 3 1970, Jun - Jul
4 3 4 1970, Aug - Sep
4 3 5 1970, Oct
4 3 6 1970, Nov - Dec
4 3 7 1971, Jan - Feb
4 3 8 1971, Mar - Apr
4 3 9 1971, May
4 3 10 1971, Jun - Jul
4 3 11 1971, Aug - Sep
4 3 12 1971, Oct
5 3 13 1971, Nov - Dec
5 3 14 1972, Jan - Mar
5 3 15 1972, Apr
5 3 16 1972, May
5 4 1 1972, Jun - Jul
5 4 2 1972, Aug - Sep
5 4 3 1972, Oct
5 4 4 1972, Nov - Dec
5 4 5 1973, Jan - Mar
5 4 6 1973, Apr
5 4 7 1973, May
6 4 8 1973, Jun - Jul
6 4 9 1973, Aug - Sep
6 4 10 1973, Oct
6 4 11 1973, Nov
6 4 12 1974, Jan - Feb
6 4 13 1974, Mar - Apr
6 4 14 1974, May
6 4 15 1974, Jun - Jul
6 4 16 1974, Aug - Sep
6 5 1 1974, Oct
6 5 2 1974, Nov - Dec
6 5 3 1975, Jan - Mar
7 5 4 1975, Apr
7 5 5 1975, May - Jun
7 5 6 1975, Jul - Aug
7 5 7 1975, Sep - Oct
7 5 8 1975, Nov - Dec
7 5 9 1976, Jan - Mar
7 5 10 1976, Apr
7 5 11 1976, May
7 5 12 1976, Jun - Jul
7 5 13 1976, Aug - Sep
7 5 14 1976, Oct
7 5 15 1976, Nov - Dec
FICHE-SET DATE DESCRIPTION
1 1975 Whitehouse Conference