Wilford Black legislative papers

Wilford Black legislative papers

Dates: circa 1975-1981

Letters, notes, legislative bills, reports, audits, and other legislative papers of Utah State Senator Wilford Black, circa 1975-1981.

  • Extent: 4 cartons (4 linear ft.)
  • Creator: Black, Wilford Rex, 1920
  • Call Number: MSS 6167
  • Repository: L. Tom Perry Special Collections; 20th Century Western & Mormon Manuscripts; 1130 Harold B. Lee Library; Brigham Young University; Provo, Utah 84602; 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 Wilford Black 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 6167; Wilford Black legislative papers; 20th Century Western and Mormon Manuscripts; L. Tom Perry Special Collections, Harold B. Lee Library, Brigham Young University. Following citations: MSS 6167, LTPSC.
Custodial History
Donated by Wilford Black in 1981.
Acquisition Information
Donated; Wilford Black; 1981.
Other Finding Aids
Full box inventory available in repository.
Subject Terms
Utah. Legislature. Senate; Legislation--Utah; Legislators--Utah; Political Campaigns; Politics, Government, and Law; Public Finance; Public Works; Social Life and Customs; Utah--History--20th century
Genre / Form
Legal documents
Processing Information
Processed; Melissa Cowles, student processor, and John Murphy, curator; 2008.
Appraisal Information
Utah political history (20th Century Western & Mormon Manuscripts collection development policy, 5.I, 2007).
Finding Aid ID Number
Finding Aid Title
Black (Wilford) legislative papers
Finding Aid Author
Finding aid prepared by Melissa Cowles, student processor and John Murphy, curator
Finding Aid Creator
This finding aid was produced using the Archivists' Toolkit 2014-01-12T04:01-0700
Finding Aid Language
Finding aid written in English in Latin script.
Biographical Info:

Biographical History

Wilford Rex Black, Jr. was a Utah state senator from 1972 to 1997.

Wilford Rex Black, Jr. was born in Salt Lake City. During World War II, he served for the Armed Forces in France, England, Belgium, Holland, and Germany. He was a locomotive engineer by profession. He worked for the Denver and Rio Grande Western railroad for thirty-seven years. He married Helen Fraser and they had eight children together.

He became involved in politics in the 1950s when he served as a delegate and voting district chairman in legislative district. In 1972 he ran for the State Senate and served until 1997. While in the state senate he served as the Speaker of the Third House for two years and as the Majority Whip. He has been an active member of the LDS Church and was the president of the Rail-Ops Credit Union.

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Curator - 20th Century Western & Mormon Manuscripts