Willard Hale Gardner legislative papers

Willard Hale Gardner legislative papers

Dates: approximately 1970-1985

This collection contains the papers of Representative Willard Hale Gardner as he served on the Utah State Legislature from 1973-1984. Because Representative Gardner was a part of the Senate Committee System, the collection’s series itself is mainly divided by the Senate Committee Systems. Series 1 through 17 are derived from the United States House of Representatives Committee Systems. Series 17 is for the correspondence that Representative Gardner received. Series 18 is Human Services, a temporary Committee System existent during Gardner’s term as representative. Series 19 is related to the concerns of Senior Citizens of the community. The collection includes correspondence, newspaper clippings, surveys, articles, newsletters, congressional reports, notes, meeting minutes, pamphlets, memorandums, House and Senate journals, budget reports, brochures, bulletins, and other papers, concerning topics such as education, city planning, environment, land and water use, health, natural resources and energy, prisons, courts, transportation, pollution, parks and recreation, natural disasters, police and police academy, military, veterans, and family issues.

  • Extent: 40 cartons (40 linear ft.)
  • Creator: Gardner, Willard Hale
  • Call Number: MSS 6225
  • 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.
Languages and Scripts
English
Arrangement
The collection has been arranged in twenty-one series: 1. Willard Hale Gardner legislative papers on agriculture, 1966-1985. 2. Willard Hale Gardner legislative papers on appropriations, 1966-1985. 3. Willard Hale Gardner legislative papers on armed forces, 1973-1984. 4. Willard Hale Gardner legislative papers on budget, 1966-1985. 5. Willard Hale Gardner legislative papers on education and workforce, 1966-1985. 6. Willard Hale Gardner legislative papers on energy and commerce (energy and natural resources), 1966-1985. 7. Willard Hale Gardner legislative papers on ethics, 1973-1978. 8. Willard Hale Gardner legislative papers on financial services, 1966-1984. 9.Willard Hale Gardner legislative papers on foreign affairs, 1970-1985. 10. Willard Hale Gardner legislative papers on house administration, 1966-1985. 11. Willard Hale Gardner legislative papers on judiciary, 1970-1985. 12. Willard Hale Gardner legislative papers on oversight and government reform, 1970-1985. 13. Willard Hale Gardner legislative papers on science, space and technology, 1972-1984. 14. Willard Hale Gardner legislative papers on transportation and infrastructure and public safety, 1972-1984. 15.Willard Hale Gardner legislative papers on veterans, 1973-1980. Willard Hale Gardner legislative papers on taxation, 1970-1985. Willard Hale Gardner legislative correspondence, 1973-1984. Willard Hale Gardner legislative papers on human services, 1970-1984. Willard Hale Gardner legislative papers on aging, 1971-1980.
Conditions of Use
It is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain any necessary copyright clearances. Permission to publish material from the Willard Hale Gardner 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 6225; Willard Hale Gardner legislative papers; 20th Century Western and Mormon Americana; L. Tom Perry Special Collections, Harold B. Lee Library, Brigham Young University. Following citations: MSS 6225, LTPSC.
Custodial History
Found in stacks in 2008. Donated by Willard Hale Gardner in 1983 and 1985.
Acquisition Information
Donated; Willard Hale Gardner; 1983 and 1985.
Separated Material
Laws of Utah books donated with this collection were removed because additional copies are stored in the Howard W. Hunter Law Library.
Subject Terms
Gardner, Willard Hale--Archives; Utah. Legislative Assembly. House of Representatives; Civic Activism; Politics, Government, and Law; Utah--Politics and government--20th century
Processing Information
Processed; Melissa Cowles, student processor and John Murphy, curator; 2008.
Appraisal Information
Utah political history (20th Century Western and Mormon Manuscripts collection development policy 5.I, August 2007.)
Finding Aid ID Number
UPB_MSS6225
Finding Aid Title
Gardner (Willard Hale) 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 2014-04-06T04:01-0600
Finding Aid Language
English
Biographical Info:

Biographical History

Willard Hale Gardner was born on December 22, 1925 to Rebecca Viola Hale and Willard Gardner. Willard is the seventh child of Rebecca and Willard. From 1944-1946 he served as a part of the United States Navy. Willard is married to DeAnn Gardner and they are parents of six children. Willard served as a Republican Utah State Representative from 1973-1984 in Districts 38 and 63. Representative Gardner served as a Co-Chairman of the Natural Resources and Energy Joint Appropriations Committee while he was a State Representative.



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John Murphy
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