Orval C. Harrison legislative papers

Orval C. Harrison legislative papers

Dates: 1965-1985

Collection consists of the legislative papers of Harrison from his service in the Utah House of Representatives. Includes memorandums, meeting minutes, correspondence, newspaper clippings, magazines, journals, statistical reports, papers, legislative reports, budget books, and campaign materials dating from 1965 to 1985.

  • Extent: 12 cartons (12 linear ft.). -- 2 boxes (1 linear ft.)
  • Creator: Harrison, Orval C.
  • Call Number: MSS 2564
  • Repository: L. Tom Perry Special Collections; 20th Century Western & Mormon Manuscripts; 1130 Harold B. Lee Library; Brigham Young University; Provo, Utah 84606; http://sc.lib.byu.edu/
  • Access Restrictions: Open for public research.
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Conditions of Use
It is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain any necessary copyright clearances. Permission to publish material from the Orval C. Harrison legislative papers must be obtained from the Supervisor of Reference Services and/or the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Board of Curators.
Preferred Citation
Initial citation: MSS 2564; Orval C. Harrison legislative papers; 20th Century Western and Mormon Manuscripts; L. Tom Perry Special Collections, Harold B. Lee Library, Brigham Young University. Following citations: MSS 2564, LTPSC.
Custodial History
Donated by Orval C. Harrison in 1988.
Acquisition Information
Donated; Orval C. Harrison; 1988.
Other Finding Aids
More detailed finding aid available in repository upon request.
Subject Terms
Harrison, Orval C.--Archives; Utah. Legislature; Political Campaigns; Politics, Government, and Law; Utah--Politics and government--20th century
Genre / Form
Clippings (Books, newspapers, etc.); Corporate minutes; Letters; Memorandums; Reports
Processing Information
Processed; Elizabeth Ballif, student processor, and John Murphy, curator; 2009.
Appraisal Information
Utah political history (20th Century Western and Mormon Manuscripts collection development policy 5.I, August 2007).
Finding Aid ID Number
Finding Aid Title
Harrison (Orval C.) legislative papers
Finding Aid Author
Finding aid prepared by Elizabeth Ballif, student processor, and John Murphy, curator
Finding Aid Creator
This finding aid was produced using the Archivists' Toolkit 2011-03-23T09:35-0600
Finding Aid Language
Finding aid written in English in Latin script.
Biographical Info:

Biographical History

Orval C. Harrison (b. 1940) is an attorney, politician, and engineer in Utah.

Orval C. Harrison earned his B.S. in civil engineering from the University of Wyoming in 1962. He worked as an engineering employee for the Wyoming Highway Department during the summers from 1958 to 1965. He received his Juris Doctor from the University of Michigan in 1965, and then, after passing the bar in 1966, he began to practice law in Salt Lake City, Utah. In 1977, he began to serve as representative-elect of the Utah House of Representatives, where he served until 1984. Harrison is an attorney in Salt Lake City, and has written on the law.

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Curator - 20th Century Western & Mormon Manuscripts