Governor Bangerter Thank you letters
These records are housed in the Utah State Archives' permanent storage room.
An agency history is available.
Scope and Content
These are thank you letters and routine congratulatory letters received, and in some cases sent, by Governor Bangerter's office. Thank you letters helped cultivate and preserve good will between the Governor and his constituents. Unlike much of the other correspondence, these letters did not require a reply and so were often separated from the rest of the correspondence. The policy was common through 1989; thereafter few were separated from the regular correspondence series. Incoming letters were written by state agencies, business leaders, other political leaders, school children, and the general public.
Many of the incoming letters were written in appreciation for the time the Governor spent speaking to or meeting with a group. Numerous letters also express appreciation for the receipt of a message of condolence or congratulatory note from the Governor. There were also thank you letters for the support the Governor had given to a group's position, particularly regarding pending legislation or proposed budgets. At election time, there were numerous letters offering congratulations on Governor Bangerter's election. Outgoing thank you letters express appreciation for help during an election campaign, hospitality given during a trip, or gifts sent.
Correspondence from the Governor Bangerter, Series 12413, contains thank-you notes handled directly by the governor or his personal staff, rather than the office staff at large.
Office correspondence from the Governor Bangerter, Series 85075, contains some thank you notes and congratulatory letters as well, particularly those to which the office responded.
Schedules from the Governor Bangerter, Series 85248, document the Governor's appearance at functions for which he often received a thank you note.
This series is classified as Public.
Cite the Utah State Archives and Records Service, the creating agency name, the series title, and the series number.
Folders of thank you letters were sent in throughout the administration. They were identified as a series and scheduled after the end of Governor Bangerter's last term in 1993. The series was arranged by Antoinette Sotiriou in November 1993. A.C. Cone completed the description in January 1994.
- Public relations—Utah.
- Public opinion—Utah.
- Utah—Politics and government.
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