George W. Romney personal papers

George W. Romney personal papers

Dates: circa 1943-2007

Contains photographs, newspaper clippings, and speeches given by Romney. The photographs and newspaper clippings document events he went to while campaigning. There are speeches about the motor industry, the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, and other topics that Romney faced during his professional life. The collection also contains some plaques. Contains documents from Romney's volunteerism, the Philadelphia Summit, and the American Motors Corporation. Includes some church documents including a speech given at a Brigham Young University devotional and an LDS Church News article. Dated circa 1943-2007.

  • Extent: 4 cartons (4 linear ft.). -- 2 oversize boxes (2.66 linear ft.). -- 2 boxes (1 linear ft.)
  • Creator: Romney, George W., 1907-1995
  • Call Number: MSS 7610
  • 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: Privacy restricted until 2021; permission to use materials may be obtained from the Supervisor of Reference Services.
Languages and Scripts
English
Arrangement
Arranged in three series: 1. George W. Romney papers on American Motors Corporation, circa 1946-1962. 2. George W. Romney papers on politics, circa 1943-2007. 3. George W. Romney miscellaneous papers, circa 1980-2007.
Conditions of Use
It is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain any necessary copyright clearances. Permission to publish material from the George Romney 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 7610; George Romney personal papers; 20th Century Western & Mormon Manuscripts; L. Tom Perry Special Collections, Harold B. Lee Library, Brigham Young University. Following citations: MSS 7610, LTPSC.
Custodial History
Donated by the Romney Institute of Public Management in 2010.
Acquisition Information
Donated; Romney Institute of Public Management; 2010.
Subject Terms
Romney, George W., 1907-1995--Archives; Business, Industry, Labor, and Commerce; Political Campaigns; Politics, Government, and Law; Transportation
Genre / Form
Clippings (Books, newspapers, etc.); Photographs; Speeches, addresses, etc., American
Processing Information
Processed; Elizabeth Ballif, student processor, and John M. Murphy, curator; 2011. Addition processed; Kelsey Samuelsen, student processor, and John M. Murphy, curator; 2012. Second addition processed; Kelsey Samuelsen, student processor, and John M. Murphy, curator; 2012.
Appraisal Information
Utah political history (20th Century Western and Mormon Manuscripts collection development policy 5.I, August 2007.) George Romney was an important Mormon politician. Although he was not from Utah, he was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.
Finding Aid ID Number
UPB_MSS7610
Finding Aid Title
Romney (George W.) personal papers
Finding Aid Author
Finding aid prepared by Finding aid prepared by Elizabeth Ballif, student processor, and John M. Murphy, curator
Finding Aid Creator
This finding aid was produced using the Archivists' Toolkit 2012-11-29T08:48-0700
Finding Aid Language
English
Biographical Info:

Biographical history

George W. Romney (1907-1995) was a prominent Mormon politician and businessman.

George Wilcken Romney was born July 8, 1907 to Gaskell Romney and Anna Amelia Pratt in Mexico. In 1913, the family moved to Idaho. Romney served a mission for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints to the British Isles in 1926. Romney married LeNore LaFount on July 2, 1931. They had 4 children: Margo Lynn, Jane LaFount, George Scott, and Willard Mitt.

Romney was the president and chairman of the American Motors Corporation. He ran for Governor of Michigan in 1962 and for United States President in 1968, but dropped out of the race. He served as Secretary of Housing and Urban Development under Richard Nixon. He died July 26, 1995 in Bloomfield Hills, Michigan.



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