Utah Department of Administrative Services

Division of Archives & Records Service

Series 22690

Governor Matheson Photographs

Dates: 1977-1984.

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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 photographs preserved by Governor Matheson's office which mostly depict Matheson in formal and informal situations. It is unknown whether Matheson's press secretary took the majority of these photographs; nevertheless, Matheson and his staff preserved the photographs for press and/or nostalgic purposes. A significant portion of the photographs in this series are of bill and proclamation signings, in which Matheson appears at his desk with the sponsors of the bill or proclamation standing around him. Other photographs in this series include groupings of photographs of Matheson at a Geneva Steel jobs rally, touring Bear Lake, and at MX missile testimonies in Washington, D.C. A small portion of the photographs were sent to Matheson's office from federal agencies (such as the U.S. Department of the Treasury), news agencies (such as the Deseret News), and individual photographers.

Arrangement

Grouped by identifiable information.

Related Records

Publicity records from the Governor Matheson, Series 1642, contains similar publicity-related information.

Governors' photographs from the Department of Administrative Services. Division Archives and Records Service, Series 5610, for additional photographs of Governor Matheson (including shots of Matheson and his family).

Custody History

These photographs were delivered to the Utah State Archives on 9 March 2000 by the governor's widow, Norma Mattheson.

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 will be kept in hard copy because of the intrinsic value of the photographs. It was processed by Kira Robertson in February 2002.

Indexing Terms

Container List

BOX FOLDER DESCRIPTION
1 1 dated photographs; 1977 (43 black-and-white, 1 color), includes a January photograph of Matheson at his inauguration and December photographs of Matheson visiting Carbon County miners on strike
1 2 dated photographs; 1978 (23 black-and-white), includes photographs from bill signings during the 1978 Budget Session
1 3 dated photographs; 1979 (8 black-and-white, 1 color)
1 4 dated photographs; 1980 (24 black-and-white, 4 color), includes photographs from Matheson's testimony to the U.S. House Subcommittee on Public Lands regarding the MX missile system
1 5 dated photographs; 1981-1982 (3 black-and-white, 3 color)
1 6 dated photographs; 1983 (9 black-and-white, 4 color), includes photograph of Matheson and others at site of Thistle mud slide
1 7 dated photographs; 1984 (12 black-and-white, 1 color), includes August photographs of Matheson's tour of Bear Lake
1 8 undated but identifiable in part by subject; bill and proclamation signings (29 black-and-white, 1 color)
1 9 undated but identifiable in part by subject; bill and proclamation signings (39 black-and-white)
1 10 undated but identifiable in part by subject; bill and proclamation signings (34 black-and-white, 2 color)
1 11 undated but identifiable in part by subject; bill and proclamation signings (14 black-and-white)
1 12 undated but identifiable in part by subject; bill and proclamation signings (35 black-and-white)
1 13 undated but identifiable in part by subject; breaching railroad causeway, Great Salt Lake (1 black-and-white, 3 color)
1 14 undated but identifiable in part by subject; ground-breaking for Lee Kay Hunter Education Training Center (9 color)
1 15 undated but identifiable in part by subject; ground-breaking for Martin Harris Amphitheatre, Henefer, Utah (3 color)
1 16 undated but identifiable in part by subject; miscellaneous (18 black-and-white, 4 color), includes photograph of Matheson and Secretary of the Interior Cecil B. Andrus, photograph of Matheson addressing the Utah Legislature, and portrait of Matheson
1 17 undated but identifiable in part by subject; ""Save Geneva Jobs"" rally, Geneva Steel (13 black-and-white)
1 18 undated but identifiable in part by subject; survey of the Jordan River Parkway (10 color)
1 19 undated, unidentifiable photographs (6 black-and-white, 7 color)
1 20 oversize photographs(3 black-and-white, 1 color), including a 1984 photograph of Matheson and the Worldwide Unitary Taxation Working Group and 1984 photographs of commission ceremonies for the submarine U.S.S. Salt Lake City