Series 214
Governor Lee Newspaper clippings

Dates: 1956.

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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 contains newspaper clippings relating to the gubernatorial election of 1956 and various issues facing state government at the time. The purpose of the clipping files is unclear. While a few of the clippings are undated, those that are dated fall between July and December of 1956. Furthermore, with the exception of a folder entitled "Politics (General)" and clippings about George D. Clyde's gubernatorial campaign, the clippings almost all date from November and December of 1956, following Clyde's election as governor. While the clippings may have been collected by Governor Lee's office, it is possible that they were collected by George Clyde's staff as they tracked publicity about Clyde's campaign and as the Governor-elect worked to come up to speed on current issues in preparation for his inauguration. The series may have been classified under Lee's administration simply because of the dates of the clippings. Regardless of who assembled the clippings, they contain more information about George D. Clyde's election and preparation for taking office than any other topic.


Alphanumerical by topic.

Related Records

Correspondence from the Governor Lee, Series 211, contains the bulk of correspondence kept by Governor Lee's office.

Press releases from the Governor Lee, Series 215, contains statements released to the press by Governor Lee's office, as well as correspondence with news media representatives.

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

Speeches from the Governor Lee, Series 217, includes the text of Governor Lee's speeches, correspondence in reaction to his speeches, and resource material for speeches.

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, includes case files for 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 . It was processed by Alan Barnett in January 2004 and scheduled in accordance with the Utah State Agency General Retention Schedule.

Indexing Terms

  • Legislation—Utah.
  • Governors—Utah.
  • Legislation—Utah.
  • Utah—Politics and government.

Container List

1 1 1 Building and Construction;1956
1 1 2 Clyde Campaign;1956
1 1 3 Election Laws;1956
1 1 4 Governor-Elect, General;1956
1 1 5 Industry;1956
1 1 6 Institutions (State);1956
1 1 7 Governor's Mansion;1956
1 1 8 State Parks;1956
1 1 9 Personnel Changes;1956
1 1 10 Politics;1956
1 1 11 Governor Lee Proclamations ["Help Free Hungary Day"];1956
1 1 12 State Roads;1956
1 1 13 Salt Lake City/County, General;1956
1 1 14 Schools, Miscellaneous;1956
1 1 15 Taxes, General;1956
1 1 16 University of Utah;1956
1 1 17 Water;1956
1 1 18 Welfare Department;1956

Page Last Updated October 18, 2012.