Utah Department of Administrative Services

Division of Archives & Records Service

Series 26018

Governor Leavitt Press office records

Dates: 1993-2003.

7.00 cubic feet and 19 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 consists of files and documents gathered by members of Governor Michael O. Leavitt's press office during his administration. The records include original and copied news releases, reference materials on important topics, and copies of news articles. For specific topics, please consult the container list, however some common ones include the Utah Centennial, Olympic Winter Games, wilderness, campaigns and elections, education, legislative issues, organizations such as the Western Governor's Association and Republican Governors Association, and technology. Also included in this series are speeches, speech drafts, statements for various appearances, talking points, and testimony before the United States Congress.

Arrangement

Alphabetical by subject, thereunder by date if known or applicable.

Research Note

The subjects of the folder list are not exhaustive as more general ones may contain more specific subjects. Also, similar or related subjects (such as "CHIP" and "Utah Children Health Program," for example) may be widely separated in the alphabetical arrangement; researchers should consider various possibilities when looking for a particular subject.

Related Records

Press releases from the Governor Leavitt, Series 13373, contains final versions of documents found in this series

News clippings from the Governor Leavitt, Series 13374, are a more comprehensive and chronological compilation of news items related to Governor Leavitt's administration

Chief of staff records from the Governor Leavitt, Series 25985, are an additional source of issues tracked by the Governor's staff

Policy analyst's files from the Governor Leavitt, Series 26019, are an additional source of issues tracked by the Governor's staff

Custody History

This series was transferred to the Utah State Archives by the governor's office administrator Michael Smith.

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 reviewed for the presence of personal information, especially in regards to scanning for online access. Items such as resumes were not retained as part of this review, however many other documents initially flagged were kept since the information was public or referred to office contact information. Small "Post-It" notes were removed unless they contained significantly relevant information, in which case the notes were photocopied and then removed. Other notes often regarding reminders, filing locations, or separate notes on drafts generally were removed. The contents of the series originally were transferred as two sets within alphabetical subject files (as Press Office Papers and Press Documents). They were merged into one series since they originated from the same staff office. All folder titles or subjects were retained, though some were normalized such as for the date format and spelling out acronyms, along with organizing folders according to an alphabetical arrangement. This series was processed by Gina Strack in April 2008 with microfilming for preservation completed in June 2008.

Indexing Terms

  • Leavitt, Michael O. (Michael Okerlund), 1951-
  • Government publicity—Utah.

Container List

REEL BOX FOLDER DESCRIPTION
1 1 1 Abortion
1 1 2 Accomplishments, Governor Leavitt
1 1 3 Accomplishments, Legislative; 1993 First 100 Days
1 1 4 Accomplishments, Legislative; 1999
1 1 5 Adult Roles and Responsibilities class; 2000
1 1 6 Air Quality
1 1 7 Alternative Middle School
1 1 8 Articles
1 1 9 Articles Published
1 1 10 Attorney General Jan Graham
1 1 11 Baby Your Baby
1 1 12 Bandwidth and DSL Data
1 1 13 Barbara Bush Interview, Community Leaders Conference; 1999
1 1 14 Barbara Bush Research
1 1 15 Better Out
1 1 16 Bills signing and press conferences; 1999
1 1 17 Bills that Removed State Mandates
1 1 18 Biographical Sketches
1 1 19 Biographies; ca. 1997-1999
1 1 20 Boards and Commissions; 2000, Aug-Oct
1 1 21 Bond Ratings and Taxes
1 1 22 Budget
1 1 23 Budget Address; 1992, Jan 20
1 1 24 Budget Address; 1993, Jan 20
1 1 25 Budget Address; 1995, Dec 12
1 1 26 Budget Announcement and Attachments; 2001
1 1 27 Budget Announcements; 2000
1 1 28 Budget Letter
1 1 29 Bush, Governor George W; 1999
1 1 30 Call-in-Shows
1 1 31 Campaign
2 1 32 Campaign Issues
2 1 33 Campaign Stuff
2 1 34 Campaign Surveys
2 1 35 Campaign; 2000
2 1 36 Candidate Couples
2 1 37 Canteen Swing
2 1 38 Capitol Building
2 1 39 Census
2 1 40 Census 2000
2 1 41 Census Lawsuit
2 1 42 Census Legal Documents
2 1 43 Centennial
2 1 44 Centennial Schools
2 1 45 Certified Initiative A&B
2 1 46 Charter Schools
2 1 47 China Trip
2 1 48 CHIP
2 1 49 Clean Air
2 1 50 Clean Water Facts
2 1 51 Community Contacts
2 1 52 Community Leaders Conference; 2000
2 1 53 Conference of States
2 1 54 Congressmen
3 2 1 Crime
3 2 2 Dallas E-Commerce Meeting, Media Contacts
3 2 3 Days of '47 Parade Pictures
3 2 4 Declarations, Samples
3 2 5 Defense Conversion
3 2 6 Department of Environmental Quality
3 2 7 Digital State
3 2 8 Distance Education
3 2 9 Division of Child and Family Services
3 2 10 Dixie Leavitt
3 2 11 Drug Courts
3 2 12 Drunk Driving
3 2 13 E-Commerce Letter of Support
3 2 14 Economics Data, State Wide
3 2 15 Economy
3 2 16 Economy, Development; 1997-98
3 2 17 Economy, Development; 1998
3 2 18 Economy, Industry
4 2 19 Education
4 2 20 Education
4 2 21 Education
4 2 22 Education Plan
4 2 23 Educational Savings Plan Trust
4 2 24 Elections, Third Term
4 2 25 Electronic Highway Summit Speech; 1993, Nov 8
4 2 26 Emergency
4 2 27 Energy
4 2 28 Energy Summit Docs.
4 2 29 Environmental Enlibra Doctrine
4 2 30 Envision Utah
5 2 31 Escalante Canyons
5 2 32 Excite@home
5 2 33 Expansion
5 2 34 FACT (Families, Agencies, Communities Together)
5 2 35 Family Conference; 1998
5 2 36 Family Matters
5 2 37 Faux Paw Computer Cat
5 2 38 Faux Paw Launch
5 2 39 Federal Retirees
5 2 40 Federalism Summit; 1995, Oct 23
5 2 41 Federalism Testimony; 1998, Jul 28
5 2 42 First 100 Days Agenda
5 2 43 First Lady
5 2 44 First Lady CHIP Spokesperson
5 2 45 First Lady Press Releases
5 2 46 First Lady Stories
5 2 47 First Lady, National Governors' Association
5 2 48 First Lady, Spouses' Conference
5 2 49 First Lady's Biography
5 2 50 First Lady's News Releases
5 2 51 First Lady's Projects
5 2 52 First Lady's Website
5 2 53 First Lady's Worth Remembering
6 3 1 Foster Care Foundation
6 3 2 Fund Raising; 2000
6 3 3 Gambling
6 3 4 Gearing up for technology - Executive Summary; 1993, Jul 14
6 3 5 Get Out The Vote
6 3 6 GIFT (Governor's Initiative on Families Today)
6 3 7 GIFT Advisory Board
6 3 8 GIFT Conference Schedule; 1999-2000
6 3 9 GIFT File, General
6 3 10 Good Ideas
6 3 11 Governing Magazine Legislative Letter
6 3 12 Governor's Commission on Marriage
6 3 13 Governor's Conference for Community Leaders; 1999, Mar 20
6 3 14 Governor's Council on DUI
6 3 15 Governor's Miscellaneous
6 3 16 Governor's Monthly Message
6 3 17 Governor's Office
6 3 18 Governor's Schedule List
6 3 19 Governor's Seal
6 3 20 GRAMA (Government Records Access and Management Act)
6 3 21 Grasshoppers
6 3 22 Green Case
6 3 23 Growth Roads
6 3 24 Growth Initiative
6 3 25 Growth Summit
6 3 26 Growth Summit insert
6 3 27 Growth, population and open space articles
7 3 28 Guns news articles
7 3 29 Habitat for Humanity: First Ladies Build
7 3 30 Hazardous Waste
7 3 31 Health Data
7 3 32 Healthcare
7 3 33 Healthcare Commission
7 3 34 Healthy Start Conference
7 3 35 Heritage Designation
7 3 36 High School Webcast
7 3 37 Higher Education articles
7 3 38 Higher Education budget
7 3 39 Higher Education statistics
7 3 40 Hill Air Force Base
7 3 41 Historian for Governor's office articles
7 3 42 Housing Issues
7 3 43 Human Services
7 3 44 Immunization
7 3 45 Immunization Quotes
7 3 46 Inaugural Address; 1992, Jan 4
7 3 47 Inaugural Address; 1997, Jan 6
7 3 48 Inauguration
7 3 49 Indemnification Letter
7 3 50 Initiative A
7 3 51 Initiative B
7 3 52 Intermoutain Rail Project
7 3 53 Internet Safety Mouse Pads
8 3 54 Internet Sales Tax
8 3 55 Issues Summary, Promises Made
8 3 56 Japan and Korea; 1994
8 3 57 Judiciary
8 3 58 Juvenile Justice
8 3 59 Keepers of the Flame: Utah Statehood Centennial Ceremony; 1996, Jan 4
8 3 60 Kids Voting Utah
8 3 61 KUED Monthly News Conferences; 1993-2000
8 3 62 KUED Monthly News Conferences; 1997-1999
8 3 63 Land Issues
8 3 64 Land Swap
8 3 65 Land Swap Testimony
9 4 1 Leavitt 2000 Website
9 4 2 Legacy Highway Project
9 4 3 Legal Fiscal Analysis, Review of Leavitt 2000 List
9 4 4 Legislative Session; 1993
9 4 5 Legislative Session; 1994
9 4 6 Legislative Session; 1995
9 4 7 Legislative Session; 1996
9 4 8 Legislative Session; 1997
9 4 9 Legislative Session; 1998
9 4 10 Legislative Session; 1999
9 4 11 Legislative Session; 2000
9 4 12 Legislative, H.B 158; 2001
9 4 13 Lets Build a Brighter Future Together Ad Leavitt 2000
9 4 14 Letters
9 4 15 Lieutenant Governor
10 4 16 Lieutenant Governor Projects
10 4 17 Lieutenant Governor Projects News Clips; 2000
10 4 18 Literacy/Reading
10 4 19 Lobbying
10 4 20 Local Articles, Federalism; 1996
10 4 21 Mansion
10 4 22 Mansion Event A&E Television Network
10 4 23 Mansion Medallion
10 4 24 Marriage Celebration
10 4 25 Marriage Commission
10 4 26 Marriage Conference; 1999, Sep
10 4 27 McAllister, LeRay Fund
10 4 28 Media
10 4 29 Media Christmas Party
10 4 30 Media Christmas Party; 2000
10 4 31 Media List
10 4 32 Media Policy
10 4 33 Medicaid
10 4 34 Micron
10 4 35 Minority
10 4 36 Miscellaneous Speeches; 1995
10 4 37 Miscellaneous Speeches; 1996
10 4 38 Miscellaneous Speeches; 1997
11 4 39 Miscellaneous Speeches; 1998
11 4 40 Miscellaneous Speeches; 1999
11 4 41 Miscellaneous Speeches; 2000
11 4 42 Mormon Wagon Train speech; 1997, Jul 22
11 4 43 Mother's Day Event; 1999
11 4 44 National Articles [1 of 2]
11 4 45 National Articles [2 of 2]
11 4 46 National Association of Secretaries of State, Press
11 4 47 National Conference of Lieutenant Governors, Puerto Rico; 2000 Jul [1 of 2]
11 4 48 National Conference of Lieutenant Governors, Puerto Rico; 2000 Jul [2 of 2]
12 5 1 National Governors' Association; 2000
12 5 2 National Governors' Association; 2000 news clips
12 5 3 National Governor's Association and Republican Governor's Association, News Clips
12 5 4 National Governors' Association, Opening Remarks; 2000 Feb
12 5 5 National Governors' Association, Pennsylvania State; 2000 Jul 8
12 5 6 National Governors' Association; 2000 Winter
12 5 7 National Governors' Association; 2001 Winter
12 5 8 New Century Scholarship
12 5 9 New Economy
12 5 10 News Releases
12 5 11 Newspaper Opinion and Editorial
12 5 12 Newsweek/Polygamy
12 5 13 Norton (Gale) Letter; 2001
12 5 14 Nuclear Waste-[1 of 3]
12 5 15 Nuclear Waste-[2 of 3]
12 5 16 Nuclear Waste-[3 of 3]
12 5 17 Office Computer Policy
12 5 18 Olympic Budget Letter
12 5 19 Olympic Discussions
12 5 20 Olympic Economic Data
12 5 21 Olympic Economic Impact
12 5 22 Olympic Forum Speech; 1998, Sep 8
12 5 23 Olympic Music Program
12 5 24 Olympic Speech; 1997, Oct 9
12 5 25 Olympic Stone / Library Opening at Mansion
13 5 26 Olympics general and clippings
13 5 27 Olympics-[1 of 3]
13 5 28 Olympics-[2 of 3]
13 5 29 Olympics-[3 of 3]
13 5 30 Open and Public Meetings Primer
13 5 31 Open Space
13 5 32 Originals sources about education
13 5 33 Passport Project
13 5 34 Personal Success
13 5 35 Points of Light Award
13 5 36 Policy Statements
13 5 37 Polygamy
13 5 38 President George W. Bush
13 5 39 Press Conference Schedule, Intern Introduction Materials
13 5 40 Press Releases
13 5 41 Press Releases, Conferences
13 5 42 Private Fuel Storage Testimony; 2000, Jul 27
13 5 43 Progress Report; 1994
13 5 44 Public Education
13 5 45 Public Information Officer Meeting Information
13 5 46 Pupils Per Teacher Data
13 5 47 Quality of Life
13 5 48 Questar Gas/Taxes
13 5 49 QVC Shopping Network, Utah Week
13 5 50 Radio Response to President Clinton; 1994 Nov 26
13 5 51 Railroad Merger
14 5 52 Read to Me Literacy Project
14 5 53 Read to Me, Bid Approval and Samples
14 5 54 Republican Education Agenda
14 5 55 Republican Governors' Association New Hampshire; 1995, Nov 21
14 5 56 Republican Governors' Association Washington [Family Photos]
14 5 57 Republican National Convention Speeches
14 5 58 Republican Radio Address; 1998, Dec 26
14 5 59 Request for Proposal, Commission on Criminal & Juvenile Justice
14 5 60 Riverdale Flood
14 5 61 Rob Reiner, Campaign for Kids
14 5 62 RS 2477 Lawsuit
14 5 63 Rural Utah Drafts
14 5 64 Rural Economic Data
14 5 65 Rural Tour I
14 5 66 Rural Tour I (Press Coverage)
14 5 67 Rural Tour II
14 5 68 Rural Tour III
14 5 69 Rural Transportation
15 6 1 School for National Governors
15 6 2 Schools of the 21st Century
15 6 3 Share the Gift of Knowledge (Literacy Campaign)
15 6 4 Show Schedules for Governor's News Conference
15 6 5 Silicon Valley
15 6 6 Silicon Valley Details
15 6 7 Skull Valley
15 6 8 Smoking Cessation Campaign
15 6 9 Speaking Points
15 6 10 Special Session
15 6 11 Speech to Legislature 1993, Oct 11
15 6 12 Speech to Legislature 1994, Jul 21
15 6 13 Speech to Utah Taxpayers Association; 2000, May 12
15 6 14 Sports Illustrated photo
15 6 15 State of the State, Rewrites; 2001
15 6 16 State of the State; 1993, Jan
15 6 17 State of the State; 1994, Jan 17
15 6 18 State of the State; 1995, Jan 16
15 6 19 State of the State; 1996, Jan 15
15 6 20 State of the State; 1997, Jan 20
15 6 21 State of the State; 1998, Jan 19
15 6 22 State of the State; 1999, Jan 18
15 6 23 State of the State; 2000, Jan 17
15 6 24 State of the State; 2001 news
15 6 25 State of the State Addresses and other Speeches
15 6 26 State Organizational Chart
15 6 27 State Planning Forum
16 6 28 State Recognition/Honors
16 6 29 Students Per Computer
16 6 30 Stump Speech 1996 Campaign
16 6 31 Take Pride in Utah
16 6 32 Tax & Spend Data, Orton
16 6 33 Tax Cut Quotes
16 6 34 Taxes
16 6 35 Teacher Pay Data
16 6 36 Technology
16 6 37 Technology Education
16 6 38 Technology in Higher Education
16 6 39 Test Scores Data
16 6 40 Testimony on Clean Air Act; 1997, Oct 28
16 6 41 Testimony on Medicaid; 1995, Jun 28
16 6 42 Thatcher Speech
16 6 43 Therese Anderson, 1999 Marriage Conference Evaluation
16 6 44 Tidbits; 1997
16 6 45 Tobacco
16 6 46 Tornado-[1 of 4]
16 6 47 Tornado-[2 of 4]
16 6 48 Tornado-[3 of 4]
16 6 49 Tornado-[4 of 4]
16 6 50 Transition
17 6 51 Transportation
17 6 52 Travel, Airplane Policy
17 6 53 Travel, Airplane Travel
17 6 54 Travel, Governor's Travel
17 6 55 Twenty-First Century Communities
17 6 56 Utah Best Ratings
17 6 57 Utah Children Health Program
17 6 58 Utah Facts
17 6 59 Utah: State of Alert (Crime Summit)
17 6 60 Utah's Promise
17 6 61 Utah's Promise One Year Report; 1998
17 6 62 Utah's Promise/Alert; 1997
18 7 1 Utah's Promise; 1998
18 7 2 Utah's Promise; 1999
18 7 3 Utility (HB 320)
18 7 4 Values Campaign
18 7 5 Veto; 2001
18 7 6 Vicki Varela
18 7 7 Virtual University
18 7 8 Voter Outreach
18 7 9 Water
18 7 10 Water, Central Utah Project Testimony; 1993, Mar 10
18 7 11 Web Site Information
18 7 12 Web Site Information, Photos Used for Web Site
18 7 13 Welfare Cases
18 7 14 Western Governors' Association
18 7 15 Western Governors' University
19 7 16 Western Governors' University Editorial
19 7 17 Western Governors University Legislative Data
19 7 18 Western Primary
19 7 19 What it means to live in Utah; 1994, Jan 4
19 7 20 Wilderness / Land / Water / Wildlife
19 7 21 Wilderness -[1 of 3]
19 7 22 Wilderness -[2 of 3]
19 7 23 Wilderness -[3 of 3]
19 7 24 Wilderness Testimony; 1995, Jun 29
19 7 25 Wildlife
19 7 26 Workforce
19 7 27 Y2K
19 7 28 Y2K Testimony; 1998, Oct 2
19 7 29 Youth Violence