Utah Department of Administrative Services

Division of Archives & Records Service

Series 22003

Governor Bangerter First lady's subject files

Dates: 1984-1989.

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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

These subject files were created by the governor's wife, Colleen Bangerter, and her administrative assistant, Judy Schiffman, as they worked out of their office in the Governor's mansion. As the Governor's wife, Colleen Bangerter was a sought-after speaker and board member. She was responsible for many of the social aspects of the administration. She also was active in community projects and sometimes served on gubernatorial task forces. This series documents her involvement as well as that of her staff and affiliated groups. The records include background files, conference programs, and reports, along with some correspondence and speeches given by Mrs. Bangerter.

Mrs. Bangerter was an active member of several groups devoted to fighting substance abuse, particularly among youth. Children's issues are common topics, including child abuse, education, and teen suicide. Families were a prominent focus, and Mrs. Bangerter was actively in involved in organizing an annual series of conferences on strengthening families. She also participated in a number of activities for senior citizens and stressed volunteerism for all ages.

Mrs. Bangerter was involved politically, attending the National Governors Association and Western Governor's Association meetings. She was active in the Western Governors Association spouses group and several local Republican women's groups. She hosted tours for legislative wives and participated in promotional tours with her husband. She served as a spokesman or honorary member of numerous organizations. Some of the records of the Governor's Mansion Foundation which helps fund upkeep and entertainment at the Governor's residence appear here; Mrs. Bangerter was President of the Board of Trustees for that organization. All these activities are noted in this series.

Arrangement

Alphabetical by topic, thereunder chronological. Attachments may appear with earlier or later dated materials.

Related Records

First lady's correspondence from the Governor Bangerter, Series 12409, contains correspondence with many of the same groups noted in the subject files.

First lady's speeches from the Governor Bangerter, Series 13372, contains speeches presented to many of the same groups noted in the subject files.

Custody History

Sent to the State Archives by the Governor's Mansion staff in June 1999 after being discovered in the basement.

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

Archivally processed by A.C. Cone in August 1999, the series was filmed in 2000.

Indexing Terms

  • Bangerter, Colleen
  • Utah—Governors' spouses.

Container List

REEL BOX FOLDER DESCRIPTION
1 1 1 Altrusa Club
1 1 2 Art
1 1 3 Arthritis Foundation
1 1 4 Asbestos
1 1 5 Automobile
1 1 6 Ballet West
1 1 7 Bangerter for Governor fund
1 1 8 Beauty pageants
1 1 9 Benchmark Regional Hospital
1 1 10 Cancer Society
1 1 11 Child abuse
1 1 12 Child care
1 1 13 Children's Center; 1985
1 1 14 Children's Center; 1986
1 1 15 Christmas
1 1 16 Cystic fibrosis
1 1 17 Days of '47
1 1 18 Drug & alcohol abuse
1 1 19 Education; n.d.-1985
2 1 20 Education; 1986-1988
2 1 21 Employee information
2 1 22 Ford Thomas Rose & Company
2 1 23 Future Homemakers of America
2 1 24 Girl Scouts
2 1 25 Girls' Village; information binder
2 1 26 Girls' Village; 1984
2 1 27 Girls' Village; 1985
2 1 28 Girls' Village; 1986
2 1 29 Governor's ball; 1984
2 1 30 1985
2 1 31 1986
2 1 32 Governor's Conference on Strengthening the Family
2 1 33 Governor's National Business Seminar
2 1 34 Governor's trade mission to Taiwan and Korea
2 1 35 Head Start
2 1 36 Heritage Foundation
2 1 37 Historical Society
2 1 38 Home Economics Advisory Board
2 1 39 Inauguration
2 1 40 Japan/China trip
2 1 41 League of Women Voters
2 1 42 Legislative wives tours
2 1 43 Mansion Foundation; 1984
2 1 44 Mansion Foundation; 1985
2 1 45 Mansion Foundation; 1986
2 1 46 Mansion history
2 1 47 Mansion tours
2 1 48 Mental health
2 1 49 National Governor's Association; n.d.-1984
2 1 50 National Governor's Association; 1985 (Winter Meeting, Washington D.C.)
2 1 51 National Governor's Association; 1985 (Annual Meeting, Boise)
3 1 52 National Governor's Association; 1986
3 1 53 National Governor's Spouse's Seminar
3 1 53 National Governor's Spouse's Seminar; 1985 (Kennedy School of Gov., Harvard)
3 1 54 National Governor's Spouse's Seminar; 1986 (LaFollette Inst. of Public Affairs, Wis.)
3 1 55 Olympiatrics
3 1 56 Organizational behavior
3 1 57 Parent Teacher Association (PTA); n.d.-1985
3 1 58 Parent Teacher Association (PTA); 1986
3 1 59 Parent-to-Parent; n.d. -1985
3 1 60 Parent-to-Parent; 1986, Jan-Mar
3 1 61 Parent-to-Parent; 1986, Apr-Dec
3 1 62 Parent-to-Parent; 1987
3 1 63 Peace Links
3 1 64 Pioneer Theatre Guild
3 1 65 Professional Republican Women
3 1 66 Recipes
3 2 1 Republican Governors Association
3 2 2 Retired Senior Volunteer Program (RSVP)
3 2 3 Sarah Daft Home
3 2 4 Senior citizens
3 2 5 Smoking
3 2 6 Social Services; n.d.
3 2 7 Social Services; 1985
4 2 8 Social Services; 1986
4 2 9 State of the State drafts
4 2 10 Sundance Institute
4 2 11 Symphony
4 2 12 Teen Suicide; n.d.- 1985
4 2 13 Teen Suicide; 1986, Jan
4 2 14 Teen Suicide; 1986, Feb
4 2 15 Teen Suicide;1986, Mar-Apr
4 2 16 Teen Suicide; 1986, May-Fall
4 2 17 Travel
4 2 18 United Way
4 2 19 University of Utah Women's Club
4 2 20 Utah Children
4 2 21 Utah National Guard
4 2 22 Utah Republican Party
4 2 23 Western Governors' Association; 1985
4 2 24 Western Governors' Association; 1986
4 2 25 Western Governors' Association; 1987
4 2 26 Women and Substance Abuse
4 2 27 Women's meetings
4 2 28 Women's Republican Club of Salt Lake City
4 2 29 Women's State Legislative Council of Utah