Series 12420
Governor Bangerter Executive assistant's records

Dates: 1987-1988.

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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 is comprised of the records of Barclay Gardner, Governor Norman Bangerter's executive assistant from October 1987 to the summer of 1988. There was no position of executive assistant either before or after Gardner's tenure. The records reflect the background for policy and program development in three primary areas: resource development, job training, and state personnel and facilities. The files consist of memoranda and background reports received, often from the federal regulatory agencies involved.

Resource development is a common topic. Much also involves resources on federal lands. Gardner was the Governor's office representative for the Resource Development Coordination Council, and minutes for the December 1987 meeting and an agenda and information packet for the January 1988 meeting are present. Minutes, progress reports, and reference materials exist from the private Energy Assurance Council and the state Energy Conservation and Development Council coordinated by the Dept. of Natural Resources. Background materials or reports also are present for particular projects. The federal Canadian Trade Agreement, the Hovenweep National Monument Plan, and the Kern River Pipeline planned to pass through Bountiful, the San Juan Resource Management Plan, and the Ute Mineral Severance Tax all emphasize oil and gas exploration or transport. The Colorado River Storage Project involves water use; Governor Bangerter testified at the federal hearings on that project. Governor Bangerter also testified at federal-state land exchange hearings. Copies of his testimony are included.

The federal government initiated several job training programs which were continued at the state level in Utah. These include the Job Training Program Act and the Workforce 2000 program. Part of Utah's interest in these programs resulted from dislocated workers at Kennecott.

A task force was set up to review job classification among state employees as well. This was an outgrowth of Governor Bangerter's SCOPE (State Committees on Productivity and Excellence) program. It also included a master plan for Salt Lake area governmental facility usage. Veterans preference issues in state hiring were also raised.

Additional materials on Utah's economic development include tourism projects, specifically the John Wesley Powell River History Museum and Wasatch Mountain State Park. Income tax information is also part of the series as is workers' compensation, both of which were seen to influence the relocation or expansion of business in Utah.


Alphabetical by topic.

Related Records

Chief of Staff correspondence from the Governor Bangerter, Series 12412, contains further information on some of these same topics.

Economic development records from the Governor Bangerter, Series 12429, includes information on some of the same labor issues noted in this series.

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

Duplicate materials and unannotated publications were heavily weeded. The series was microfilmed in May 1994.

Indexing Terms

  • Bangerter, Norman H. (Norman Howard), 1933-.
  • Utah—Governors—Staff—Records and correspondence.

Container List

1 1 Canadian Trade Agreement
1 2 Colorado River Storage Project
1 3 Energy Assurance Council
1 4 Energy Conservation and Development Council
1 5 Hovenweep National Monument Plan
1 6 Income Tax
1 7 Job Training Programs
1 8 John Wesley Powell River History Museum
1 9 Kern River Pipeline
1 10 Land Exchange
1 11 Personnel and Facilities
2 11 Personnel and Facilities (Cont.)
2 12 Resource Development Coordination Council
2 13 San Juan Resource Management Plan
2 14 Ute Mineral Severance Tax
2 15 Veteran's Issues
2 16 Wasatch Mountain State Park
2 17 Workers' Compensation
2 18 Workforce 2000

Page Last Updated October 18, 2012.