Utah Department of Administrative Services

Division of Archives & Records Service

Series 217

Governor Lee Speeches

Dates: 1949-1956.

4.55 cubic feet and 13 microfilm reelsSkip to Containers

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 a variety of materials related to Governor Lee's public addresses. These materials include the text of public speeches, messages to the Legislature, radio addresses, news media interviews, campaign speeches, and press releases, as well as correspondence related to these public messages. In addition to such documents the series includes considerable correspondence, mostly received in response to Lee's speeches. Most letters are very favorable and constitute a type of "fan-mail", but the files include some disapproving letters also. Correspondence in response to the Governor's public statements is filed under the heading "Speeches -- Reaction." A third portion of the series consists of subject files ostensibly meant as source material for speeches, but encompassing a wide variety of topics. Some topics, such as "State Engineer", seem unlikely subjects for public speeches, so the files may also have served as general information files. The series includes several folders of materials relating to the debate over the establishment of state-sponsored educational television. Some folders contain material related to pending legislation, while others hold miscellaneous correspondence. Among this correspondence is a collection of letters about charges that Utah Supreme Court Chief Justice Wolfe was a communist. Many such documents in the series seem as if they might have fit better in other series from Governor Lee's office, but were filed with this series for reasons that are unclear.

Arrangement

Chronological by date and alphanumerical by topic.

This series is arranged in three sections. Governor Lee's speeches are arranged chronologically by year, followed by reaction correspondence arranged in the same way. Last are the resource material files, arranged alphabetically by topic. Arrangement of materials in this series is documented by a microfilm copy made in 1979 and presumably represents the order in which the records were received from the Governor's office.

Research Note

Filing of documents in the series was not always consistent. For example, much of the correspondence in this series could just as easily have been filed in with Governor Lee's other correspondence (Series 211) and news media related materials can also be found in that series and with the Governor's press releases (Series 215). Despite such inconsistencies, documents in the series have been kept as much as possible in the order in which they came from the Governor's office, as represented by the 1979 microfilming. Because filing practice was not always consistent, researchers will want to approach their search broadly, scanning the entire container list, as well as consulting the inventories for other record series from Governor Lee's office.

Related Records

Correspondence from the Governor Lee, Series 211, includes some material relating to Lee's speeches, as well as correspondence similar in nature to that found in this series.

Newspaper clippings from the Governor Lee, Series 214, contains newspaper accounts of the 1956 gubernatorial campaign, as well as articles related to issues facing state government at the time.

Press releases from the Governor Lee, Series 215, includes statements issued to the press by Governor Lee's office, as well as correspondence with members of the news media.

Proclamations from the Governor Lee, Series 216, contains official proclamations issued by Governor Lee.

Miscellaneous committee reports from the Governor Lee, Series 13852, includes committee reports submitted to Governor Lee.

French Merci Train gifts. from the Governor Lee, Series 20732, contains gifts from the people of France to the people of Utah officially accepted by Governor Lee.

Extradition case files from the Governor Lee, Series 23594, contains files on two extradition cases handled by Governor Lee.

Access Restrictions

This series is classified as Public.

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 microfilmed in 1979 and the hard copy kept because of the intrinsic value of the papers. It was processed by Alan Barnett in January 2004 and scheduled in accordance with the Utah State Agency General Retention Schedule.

Indexing Terms

  • Speeches, addresses, etc.—Governors.
  • Governors—Messages.

Container List

REEL BOX FOLDER DESCRIPTION
1 1 1 1949; Speeches
1 1 2 1950; Speeches [1 of 3]
1 1 3 1950; Speeches [2 of 3]
1 1 4 1950; Speeches [3 of 3]
1 1 5 1951; Speeches [1 of 5, 1st, 2nd, & 3rd folders are divisions of a single folder on microfilm]
1 1 6 1951; Speeches [2 of 5]
1 1 7 1951; Speeches [3 of 5]
1 1 8 1951; Speeches [4 of 5, 4th & 5th folders are divisions of a single folder on microfilm]
1 1 9 1951; Speeches [5 of 5]
1 2 1 1949, 1951; Messages of Governor J. Bracken Lee to the Legislature [published versions]
1 2 2 1952; Speeches
1 2 3 1952; Campaign Speeches [1 of 2]
1 2 4 1952; Campaign Speeches [2 of 2] (cont. on Reel 2)
2 2 4 1952; Campaign Speeches [2 of 2] (cont. from Reel 1)
2 2 5 1953; Speeches
2 2 6 1954; Speeches [1 of 2, both folders are divisions of a single folder on microfilm]
2 2 7 1954; Speeches [2 of 2]
2 3 1 1955; Speeches [1 of 2, both folders are divisions of a single folder on microfilm]
2 3 2 1955; Speeches [2 of 2]
2 3 3 1956; Speeches
2 3 4 1956; Politics, Press Releases, Radio and TV
2 3 5 1956; Politics, Speeches
2 3 6 1949-1952 [1952]; Radio [1 of 3, all three folders are divisions of a single folder on microfilm]
2 3 7 1949-1952 [1952]; Radio [2 of 3] (cont. on Reel 3)
3 3 7 1949-1952 [1952]; Radio [2 of 3] (cont. from Reel 2)
3 3 8 1949-1952 [1951-1952]; Radio [3 of 3]
3 4 1 1953-1956 [1954-1956]; Radio [and Television] [1 of 3]
3 4 2 1953-1956 [1953-1954]; Radio [and Television] [2 of 3]
3 4 3 1953-1956 [1953-1954]; Radio [and Television] [3 of 3]
3 4 4 [1955-1956; Television]
4 4 5 1951, Jan-Feb; Speeches, Reaction [1 of 2, both folders are divisions of a single folder on microfilm]
4 4 6 1951, Jan-Feb; Speeches, Reaction [2 of 2]
4 4 7 1951, Feb; Speeches, Reaction [1 of 2, both folders are divisions of a single folder on microfilm]
4 4 8 1951, Feb; Speeches, Reaction [2 of 2]
4 5 1 1951, Mar; Speeches, Reaction [1 of 3, all three folders are divisions of a single folder on microfilm] (cont. on Reel 5)
5 5 1 1951, Mar; Speeches, Reaction [1 of 3] (cont. from Reel 4)
5 5 2 1951, Mar; Speeches, Reaction [2 of 3]
5 5 3 1951, Mar; Speeches, Reaction [3 of 3]
5 5 4 1951, Apr-Oct; Speeches, Reaction [1 of 2, both folders are divisions of a single folder on microfilm]
5 5 5 1951, Apr-Oct; Speeches, Reaction [2 of 2]
5 5 6 1952; Speeches, Reaction [1 of 2, both folders are divisions of a single folder on microfilm]
5 5 7 1952; Speeches, Reaction [2 of 2]
5 5 8 1953; Speeches, Reaction [1 of 2, both folders are divisions of a single folder on microfilm]
5 6 1 1953; Speeches, Reaction [2 of 2]
5 6 2 1954; Speeches, Reaction [1 of 2, both folders are divisions of a single folder on microfilm]
5 6 3 1954; Speeches, Reaction [2 of 2]
5 6 4 1955; Speeches, Reaction
6 6 5 [Material for Speeches], America, Its People and Economy [1 of 3, 1st & 2nd folders are divisions of a single folder on microfilm]
6 6 6 [Material for Speeches], America, Its People and Economy [2 of 3]
6 6 7 [Material for Speeches], America, Its People and Economy [3 of 3]
6 7 1 [Material for Speeches], British Government
6 7 2 [Material for Speeches], Budget, Federal (cont. on Reel 7)
7 7 2 [Material for Speeches], Budget, Federal (cont. from Reel 6)
7 7 3 [Material for Speeches], Capitalism
7 7 4 [Material for Speeches], Civil Defense
7 7 5 [Material for Speeches], Communism [1 of 2, both folders are divisions of a single folder on microfilm]
7 7 6 [Material for Speeches], Communism [2 of 2]
7 7 7 [Material for Speeches], Corruption in Government
7 8 1 Deaf and Blind School [contains primarily correspondence and legislation related materials] (cont. on Reel 8)
8 8 1 Deaf and Blind School [contains primarily correspondence and legislation related materials] (cont. from Reel 7)
8 8 2 [Material for Speeches], Divorces [newspaper clippings]
8 8 3 [Material for Speeches], Education, Amendments
8 8 4 [Material for Speeches], Education, Local and National [1 of 3, all 3 folders are divisions of a single folder on microfilm]
8 8 5 [Material for Speeches], Education, Local and National [2 of 3]
8 8 6 [Material for Speeches], Education, Local and National [3 of 3]
8 8 7 [Material for Speeches], Education [1 of 4]
8 8 8 [Material for Speeches], Education [2 of 4, 2nd, 3rd, and 4th are divisions of a single folder on microfilm] (cont. on Reel 9)
9 8 8 [Material for Speeches], Education [2 of 4] (cont. from Reel 8)
9 9 1 [Material for Speeches], Education [3 of 4]
9 9 2 [Material for Speeches], Education [4 of 4]
9 9 3 [Material for Speeches], Elections, Primaries, & Voting Information [1 of 2, both folders are divisions of a single folder on microfilm]
9 9 4 [Material for Speeches], Elections, Primaries, & Voting Information [2 of 2]
9 9 5 [Material for Speeches], Farm Program
9 9 6 [Material for Speeches], Foreign Aid [1 of 3, all three folders are divisions of a single folder on microfilm]
9 9 7 [Material for Speeches], Foreign Aid [2 of 3]
9 9 8 [Material for Speeches], Foreign Aid [3 of 3]
9 9 9 [Material for Speeches], Foreign Policy [1 of 2, both folders are divisions of a single folder on microfilm]
9 10 1 [Material for Speeches], Foreign Policy [2 of 2] (cont. on Reel 10)
10 10 1 [Material for Speeches], Foreign Policy [2 of 2] (cont. from Reel 9)
10 10 2 Forest Service, [Dixie National Forest, Report to the Public]
10 10 3 [Material for Speeches], Highways and Gas Tax
10 10 4 [Material for Speeches], In Brief Series [also other publications, mostly from the Foundation for Economic Education] [1 of 2, both folders are divisions of a single folder on microfilm]
10 10 5 [Material for Speeches], In Brief Series [also other publications, mostly from the Foundation for Economic Education] [2 of 2]
10 10 6 [Material for Speeches], Inflation and Federal Aid [1 of 2, both folders are divisions of a single folder on microfilm]
10 10 7 [Material for Speeches], Inflation and Federal Aid [2 of 2]
10 10 8 [1951; Material for Speeches], Judiciary, [Legislation]
10 10 9 [Material for Speeches], Labor and Strikes
10 11 1 [Material for Speeches], Legislature, Reapportionment
10 11 2 [Material for Speeches], Lincoln, Abraham, Writings
10 11 3 [Material for Speeches], Utah Control of Mental Defectives Act
10 11 4 [Material for Speeches], Military, MacArthur and Eisenhower (cont. on Reel 11)
11 11 4 [Material for Speeches], Military, MacArthur and Eisenhower (cont. from Reel 10)
11 11 5 [1950; Material for Speeches], Mistletoe [Human Events, Vol. VII, no. 51 issue 360]
11 11 6 [Material for Speeches], Motor Pool
11 11 7 [Material for Speeches], Motor Vehicles, Taxation
11 11 8 [Material for Speeches], O.P.S.
11 11 9 [Material for Speeches], Oil and Gas [1 of 2, both folders are divisions of a single folder on microfilm]
11 11 10 [Material for Speeches], Oil and Gas [2 of 2]
11 11 11 [Material for Speeches], P. I. D. [Department of Publicity and Industrial Development]
11 11 12 [Material for Speeches], Quotations and Poems [includes voting record of 82nd Congress on spending issues] [1 of 2, both folders are divisions of a single folder on microfilm]
11 11 13 [Material for Speeches], Quotations and Poems [2 of 2]
11 11 14 [Material for Speeches], Reclamation, Water and Power
11 11 15 [Material for Speeches], Rents and Housing
11 11 16 [Material for Speeches], Retirement System [1 of 2, both folders are divisions of a single folder on microfilm]
11 11 17 [Material for Speeches], Retirement System [2 of 2]
11 12 1 [Material for Speeches], Salaries
11 12 2 [Material for Speeches], Speeches of Politicians [1 of 2, both folders are divisions of a single folder on microfilm]
11 12 3 [Material for Speeches], Speeches of Politicians [2 of 2]
11 12 4 [Material for Speeches], State Civil Service (cont. on Reel 12)
12 12 4 [Material for Speeches], State Civil Service (cont. from Reel 11)
12 12 5 [1950]; State Engineer
12 12 6 [Material for Speeches], Statistics [1 of 2, both folders are divisions of a single folder on microfilm]
12 12 7 [Material for Speeches], Statistics [2 of 2]
12 12 8 ""Symons"", Dean, USAC [Student Petition in Regards to the Dismissal of Dean Symons]
12 12 9 [Material for Speeches], Taxes [1 of 7]
12 12 10 [Material for Speeches], Taxes [2 of 7, 2nd & 3rd folders are divisions of a single folder on microfilm]
12 12 11 [Material for Speeches], Taxes [3 of 7]
12 12 12 [Material for Speeches], Taxes [4 of 7, 4th & 5th folders are divisions of a single folder on microfilm]
12 12 13 [Material for Speeches], Taxes [5 of 7]
12 13 1 [Material for Speeches], Taxes [6 of 7, 6th & 7th folders are divisions of a single folder on microfilm] (cont. on Reel 13)
13 13 1 [Material for Speeches], Taxes [6 of 7] (cont. from Reel 12)
13 13 2 [Material for Speeches], Taxes [7 of 7]
13 13 3 [Material for Speeches], Taylor, Henry J., Series
13 13 4 [Material for Speeches], Truman and Administration
13 13 5 [Material for Speeches], Utah Rural Rehabilitation Corp.
13 13 6 1952; Welfare Fund, Dr. Colombo, [Correspondence]
13 13 7 [Material for Speeches], Welfare Department
13 13 8 [Material for Speeches], Welfare State
13 13 9 [Material for Speeches], Werner, Victor, Speeches
13 13 10 [1950-1951]; Wolfe, Henry L., [Correspondence regarding] Portrait of Senator King
13 13 11 1953[-1954]; Wolfe, Chief Justice, Case Against [Correspondence]
13 13 12 [1953-]1954; Wolfe, Chief Justice [Correspondence]
13 13 13 [Material for Speeches], World Government