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Collection Overview

Collection Inventory+/-

Biographical Note/Historical Note

Content Description

Collection Use

Administrative Information

Subjects

Collection Overview +/-

Title: Myrene R. Brewer Collection
Dates: 1972-1976 (inclusive)
Collection Number: MS 017
Summary: Of particular interest to the researcher will be correspondence between Mrs. Brewer and Republican National Committee Chairpersons, George Bush and Mary Louise Smith; Director of Research For the President Ford Committee, Fred Slight; and the Republican National Committee Member From Utah, Ernest L. Wilkinson. Also worthy of note are materials relating to the Watergate Investigation, the Nixon/Ford Administration, and E.R.A. opponent Phyllis Schafly. Though small in volume, these items provide insight into the turbulent issues confronting the Republican Party during the early 1970’s
Repository: Stewart Library Special Collections
Address:
2901 University Circle
Ogden UT 84408

Collection Inventory +/-

Box 1: Correspondence (1972-1976)

Fd 1 “A – B” : 1973 – 1976 (2 pieces 5 items)

Fd 2 Bliss, Ray C. Iowa Republican State Chairman: 1974

Fd 3 Bush, George. Republican National Committee Chairman: 1973, January – June (8 items)

Fd 4 Bush, George. Republican National Committee Chairman: 1973, October – December (2 pieces 6 items)

Fd 5 Bush, George. Republican National Committee Chairman: 1974, January – July (3 pieces 4 items)

Fd 6 Brown, David E. Illinois State Central Committee Vice-Chairman: 1976 (3 items)

Fd 7 “C”: 1975 – 1976 (5 items)

Fd 8 Carter, Bob. Republican National Committee Co-Chairman: 1976 (3 items)

Fd 9 Cokayne, T. William. Utah State Chairman: 1973 – 1975 (3 pieces 2 items)

Fd 10 Cramer, William C. Florida General Counsel Member: 1975 – 1976 (3 items)

Fd 11 “D”: 1972 – 1975 (2 pieces 5 items)

Fd 12 Debolt, Ed. Deputy Chairman of Political/ Research Division: 1972 – 1973 (1 piece 1 item)

Fd 13 “E – G”: 1972 – 1976 (1 piece 5 items)

Fd 14 “H – M”: 1973 – 1976 (4 pieces 3 items)

Fd 15 McGough, Kent B. Ohio State Chairman: 1976 (1 piece 4 items)

Fd 16 Nuckolls, Ken. Western States Conference Chairman: 1973 – 1976 (2 items)

Fd 17 “O – P”: 1975 – 1976 (2 pieces 1 item)

Fd 18 Pugh, Warren E. Republican National Executive Committee Member: 1976 (2 items)

Fd 19 “R”: 1972 – 1976 (5 items)

Fd 20 “S”: 1974 – 1976 (5 items)

Fd 21 Slight, Fred. President Ford Committee Director of Research: 1976, January (3 items)

Fd 22 Slight, Fred. President Ford Committee Director of Research: 1976, February- March (4 items)

Fd 23 Slight, Fred. President Ford Committee Director of Research: 1976, April – May (4 items)

Fd 24 Smith, Mary Louise. Republican National Committee Chairman: 1974 – 1975 (5 pieces 5 items)

Fd 25 Smith, Mary Louise. Republican National Committee Chairman: 1976 (1 piece 6 items)

Fd 26 Stadelman, George. Republican National Committee Vice-Chairman, Member for Oregon: 1974 – 1975 (1 piece 1 item)

Fd 27 “T”: 1974 – 1976 (2 items)

Fd 28 Thaxton, Dick. Director of State Services: 1974 (2 pieces 2 items)

Fd 29 “U – W’: 1972 – 1976 (4 items)

Fd 30 Wilkinson, Ernest L. Republican National Committee Member for Utah: 1974 – 1975 (2 pieces 3 items)

Fd 31 Zapanta, Al. President Ford Committee RegionalCoordinator: 1976 (1 item)

Fd 32 Miscellaneous: 1972 – 1975 (1 piece 3 items)

Box 2: Newsclippings, Newsletters and Press Releases (1972-1976)

Fd 1 Brochures and Pamphlets (12 pieces 11 items)

Fd 2 Memorabilia: Official Inaugural Cover, Gerald R. Ford,1974, August (1 item)

Fd 3 Miscellaneous File (9 pieces 2 items)

Fd 4 Newsclipping File: 1973 (1 piece 5 items)

Fd 5 Newsclipping File:1974 – 1975 (11 pieces 4 items)

Fd 6 Newsclipping File: 1976 (3 pieces 7 items)

Fd 7 Newsletters: 1971 – 1974 (6 pieces 16 items)

Fd 8 Newsletters: 1975 – 1976 (7 pieces 14 items)

Fd 9 Newsletters: “The Phyllis Schafly Report”, 1972 – 1973 (29 pieces)

Fd 10 Newsletters: “The Phyllis Schafly Report”, 1974 (23 pieces)

Fd 11 Press Releases: 1973 (7 items)

Fd 12 Press Releases: 1974 (3 pieces 3 items)

Fd 13 Press Releases: 1975 (1 piece 5 items)

Fd 14 Press Releases: 1976 (4 items)

Box 3: Publications, Resorts and Rosters (1972-1976)

Fd 1 Publications: “The Citizen’s Guide to the 1976 Presidential Candidates”: Carter, Humphrey, Jackson, Reagan, Udall, And Wallace (6 items)

Fd 2 Publications: “Computer Services Catalog”, 1976, June.

Fd 3 Publications: “Federal Election Commission”, 1976.

Fd 4 Publications: “Federal Laws and Regulations Concerning Sex Discrimination”, 1972

Fd 5 Publications: “First Monday”. Washington, D.C.” Republican National Committee, 1971 – 1976 (13 items)

Fd 6 Publications: “Focus”. Washington, D.C. Joint Center for Political Studies, 1976.

Fd 7 Publications: “The State of the Union”. An Address to the Joint Session of Congress, President Ford, 1975.

Fd 8 Publications: Miscellaneous, 1974 – 1975 (8 items)

Fd 9 Reports: Miscellaneous, 1974 – 1975 (8 items)

Fd 10 Reports: 1974 (2 pieces 9 items)

Fd 11 Reports: 1975 (11 items)

Fd 12 Reports: 1976 (1 item)

Fd 13 Republican Political Calendar: 1975 (1 item)

Fd 14 Rosters: President Ford Committee, 1976 (1 item)

Fd 15 Rosters: Republican National Convention, 1975 – 1976 (14 items)

Fd 16 Rosters: Republican National Convention, 1975 – 1976 (5 items)

Fd 17 Rosters: Republican State Central Committees,1974 – 1975 (1 piece 6 items)

Fd 18 Rosters: Republican State Central Committees, 1976 (1 piece 6 items)

Fd 19 Rosters: Utah County Republican Offices, 1972 -1976 (5 items)

Fd 20 Rosters Utah Republican Party, miscellaneous (4 pieces 3 items)

Fd 21 Rules: Republican National Committee, 1968 – 1975 (1 piece 16 items)

Box 4: Subject Files (1972-1976)

Fd 1 Accomplishments of the Nixon Administration, 1973.

Fd 2 Agendas: 1972 – 1976 (2 pieces 4 items)

Fd 3 Appeal for Fairness to the President: 1973 (6 pieces)

Fd 4 Ballot Security, 1972 (1 item)

Fd 5 Campaign Guides, 1974 (4 items)

Fd 6 Campaign Seminars: Campaign Graphics – Opposition Research, 1972

Fd 7 Committee For the Re-election of the President, 1972 (1 piece 1 item)

Fd 8 Committee On Aging, 1976 (3 items)

Fd 9 County Organizations: Davis, 1974 (1 piece 1 item)

Fd 10 County Organizations: Salt Lake, 1976 (1 piece 1 item)

Fd 11 County Organizations: Weber, 1974 (2 pieces 1 item)

Fd 12 County Organizations: Miscellaneous, 1974 – 1975 (4 piece 1 item)

Fd 13 “Election’s Guides”: 1972 – 1975 (3 items)

Fd 14 E.R.A.: 1972 – 1975 (3 items)

Fd 15 Federal Elections Campaign Act of 1974 (1 item)

Fd 16 Federal Election Campaign Laws, 1975 (1 item)

Fd 17 G.O.P. Convention, 1972 (1 item)

Fd 18 National Federation of Republican Woman, 1972 – 1973 (2 pieces 8 items)

Fd 19 National Republican Women’s Conference, 1972 (1 item)

Fd 20 National Teenage Republicans 1975 – 1976 (10 pieces 12 items)

Box 5: Subject Files (1972-1976)

Fd 1 1972 Campaign: American Indians – Foreign Policy Overview. (1 item)

Fd 2 1972 Campaign: Governmental Reorganization – Young People. (1 item)

Fd 3 Operation Cleansweep, 1972 (1 item)

Fd 4 Region VIII Forum: South Dakota, 1976 (2 pieces 1 item)

Fd 5 Republican Congressional Evaluation Chart, Candidate Analysis (1 piece)

Fd 6 Republican Leader’s Organization Manual and Workbook: Apartment Houses – Precinct Organization (n.d.)

Fd 7 Republican Leader’s Organization Manual and Workbook. Registration Plan – Voter Name Lists. (n.d.)

Fd 8 Republican Leadership Conferences, 1972, and 1975: Programs, and menu (2 pieces 9 items)

Fd 9 Republican National Committee: Catalogue of Political Services, 1975 (2 items)

Fd 10 Republican National Committee: Finances, 1975 – 1976 (1 piece 1 item)

Fd 11 Republican National Committee: Internship Program, 1976 (2 items)

Fd 12 Republican National Committee: Maps, 1975 (6 pieces)

Fd 13 Republican National Committee: Maps, 1975 (6 pieces)

Fd 14 Republican National Hispanic Assembly, 1976 (1 item)

Box 6: Subject Files (1972-1976)

Fd 1 Republican National Convention: Florida, Miami, 1972 (2 items)

Fd 2 Republican National Convention: Miscellaneous, 1976 (2 pieces 6 items)

Fd 3 Republican National Convention: Missouri, Kansas City, 1976 (4 items)

Fd 4 Republican National Convention: Official Apportionment Delegates, 1976 (1 item)

Fd 5 Republican National Convention: Platform, 1976 (1 item)

Fd 6 Republican National Convention: Resolution Concerning The Seating of Delegates, 1976 (1 item)

Fd 7 Republican National Convention: Rolls and Rosters, 1972 (2 items)

Fd 8 Republican National Convention: Rolls and Rosters, 1976

Fd 9 Republican National Convention: Temporary Offices, 1976

Fd 10 Republican Platform, 1972 (2 items)

Fd 11 Republican Political Calendar, 1972 (1 item)

Fd 12 Resolutions: Miscellaneous, 1973 – 1976 (2 pieces 2 items)

Fd 13 Senior Citizen’s 1972 (3 items)

Fd 14 Speeches: Miscellaneous, 1973 – 1976 (13 items)

Fd 15 Summary of Differences Between Republican and Democratic State Platforms

Fd 16 Travel Information: Arizona, Map and Sightseeing Information (1 piece 2 items)

Fd 17 Utah: Campaigns, Miscellaneous (5 pieces 1 item)

Fd 18 Utah Federation of Republican Clubs (3 items)

Fd 19 Utah Republican Party: Constitutions and Platforms,1974 – 1976 (5 items)

Fd 20 The Vice Presidential Residence, 1975.

Box 7: Miscellaneous Publications A-O (1972-1976)

V 1 Campaign Manual, National Federation of Republican Women. (Washington, D.C.: National Federation of Republican Women, 1976.)

V 2 Campaign Manual, National Federation of Republican Women. (Washington, D.C.: National Federation of Republican Women, n.d.)

V 3 Compliance With Federal Election Campaign Requirements, Federal Election Campaign Guide task Force. (Washington, D.C.: American Institute of Certified Public Accounts, Inc., 1976.)

V 4 Consider Yourself, Siddon, Sally Goodyear. (Washington, D.C.: U.S. Government Printing Office, 1972.)

V 5 Factual Campaign Information. (Washington, D.C.: U.S. Government Printing Office, 1972.)

V 6 Federal Election Campaign Laws, Ortiz, Patrick T. (Washington, D.C.: U.S. Government Printing Office, 1975.)

V 7 Federal Register. (Washington, D.C.: U.S. Government Printing Office, 1976.)

V 8 Foreign Affairs. (New York: Foreign Relations, Inc., 1973)

V 9 Guide to the ’72 Elections, U.S. News and World Report. (Washington, D.C.: Division of U.S. News and World Report, Inc., 1972.)

V 10 How Laws Are Made, Zinn, Charles J. (Washington, D.C.: U.S. Government Printing Office, 1967.)

V 11 Leadership Manual of the National Federation of Republican Women, National Federation of Republican Women. (Washington, D.C.: National Federation of Republican Women, 1972.)

V 12 Leadership Manual, National Federation of Republican Women. (Washington, D.C.: National Federation of Republican Women, 1976.)

V 13 Life of Leadership (Washington D.C.: Committee For the Re-election of the President, 1976.)

V 14 The New Federal Election Campaign Act. (Campaign Counsel, Inc., 1972.)

V 15 The New Federalism, President Richard M. Nixon. (Washington, D.C.: U.S. Government Printing Office, 1969.)

V 16 Older Americans Act of 1965, As Amended, U.S. Department of H.E.W. (Washington, D.C.: U.S. Department of H.E.W., 1976.)

V 17 Our Capitol, Craig, Betty. (Washington, D.C.: U.S. Government Printing Office, 1974.)

Box 8: Miscellaneous Publications: P-W (1972-1976)

V 18 Program Manual, National Federation of Republican Women. (Washington, D.C.: National Federation of Republican Women, 1976.)

V 19 Regional Memorandum, U.S. Department of H.E.W., (Colorado: U. S. Department of H.E.W., Region VIII, 1972 Women.)

V 20 Report of 1967 For on Homemaker-Home Health Aide Service, Hart, Evelyn. (New York: National Council for Homemaker Services, Inc., 1967.)

V 21 Republican Almanac. (Washington, D.C.: Political/ Research Division, 1973.)

V 22 Republican Almanac. (Washington, D. C.: Political/ Research Division, 1975.)

V 23 “Ripon Quarterly.” Vo. 2, Number 1, Summer, 1975.

V 24 State of Utah General Election Laws, Department of Finance. (Washington, D.C.: Department of Finance, 1973.)

V 25 The United States Energy Outlook and Its Implications For National Policy, Mclean, John G. (Pennsylvania: 1972.)

V 26 “U.S. News and World Report,” September 23, 1974.

V 27 Women In Public Service, National Federation of Republican Women. (Washington, D.C.: National Federation of Republican Women, 1972.)

V 28 Women In Power, National Federation of Republican Women. (Washington, D.C.: National Federation of Republican Women, n.d.)

Biographical Note/Historical Note +/-

Born: December 17, 1906 in Ogden, Utah

Daughter of Edward I. Rich and Almira Cozzens Rich.

Educated: Ogden High School, 1919 – 1923.

University of Michigan, A.B. 1927

University of California, Berkeley

University of Utah

Utah State University

Weber State College

Married: Joseph West Brewer (1902 – 1971), Ogden, 1928.

Children: Sharlene (Mrs. Jay Glasmann)

Joseph West, Jr.

Edward

Alexander Leland

Rodney

Mary (Mrs. Christopher T. Ford)

Achievement seems to be part of Myrene Brewer’s family heritage. Her grandfather, Apostle Charles Coulson Rich (1809 – 1883), figured prominently in Mormon colonization efforts in Southern California and in the Bear Lake Valley of Southeastern Idaho. Her father, Edward Israel Rich (1869 – 1969), was a highly respected physician who, during the fifty-four years of his practice in Ogden, is reputed to have delivered more than 5000 Weber County babies. In addition, he rose to the rank of high priest and was a member of the Council of the Twelve in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints; was President of the Ogden Board of Education; and served his profession as President of the Weber County Medical Association, and a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons.

In that same tradition, Myrene has accomplished much through her service to her community, her church, and her family’s business. An enthusiastic supporter of civic programs, she has been Vice Chairwoman of the Ogden Development Committee and the Ogden League for Better Government; a charter member and officer of the Thomas D. Dee Hospital Volunteers Auxillary in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, she served an eighteen month mission to Houston, Texas in 1979 – 1980. Following the death of her husband in 1971, she took on the responsibility of managing the J.W. Brewer Tire Company, acting as Chairman of the Board for both the Utah and the Colorado divisions.

Perhaps Myrene’s greatest contributions have been made through her involvement in Republican Party politics at the local, state and national levels. She was a precinct and district voting chairman from 1932 – 1938 and again from 1960 – 1964; Vice President of Utah State Federated Women’s Republican Club, 1969 – 1971; and Republican National Committeewoman for Utah, 1972 – 1976. In addition, she was appointed as a Member of the Advisory Board for the Department of Health, Education and Welfare, District VIII; served as a member of the Electoral College in 1972; and was a delegate to the Republican National Conventions of 1968 and 1972.

For her many achievements as a political activist, businesswoman, and civic leader, Myrene was honored with a Distinguished Service Award from the Alumni Association of Weber State College in November, 1980.

Content Description +/-

Of particular interest to the researcher will be correspondence between Mrs. Brewer and Republican National Committee Chairpersons, George Bush and Mary Louise Smith; Director of Research For the President Ford Committee, Fred Slight; and the Republican National Committee Member From Utah, Ernest L. Wilkinson. Also worthy of note are materials relating to the Watergate Investigation, the Nixon/Ford Administration, and E.R.A. opponent Phyllis Schafly. Though small in volume, these items provide insight into the turbulent issues confronting the Republican Party during the early 1970’s.

Contained in eight (8) acid-free document boxes, the contents of The Myrene R. Brewer Collection (MS 17) are thoroughly described within the text of this Register. An inventory of each container and a selected Name and Subject Index provide quick access for the researcher.

Collection Use +/-

Restrictions on Access:

Open to public research.

Administrative Information +/-

Arrangement:

The Myrene R. Brewer Collection (MS 17) consists of correspondence, press releases, publications and supporting documents relating to her services as the Republican National Committeewoman for Utah, 1972 – 1976. In its original state, the collection had no discernable organization. To improve access to its information, the contents were categorized by document type and arranged in an alphabetical/chronological order within one of five topical groupings: 1) Correspondence; 2) Newsclippings. Newsletters, Press Releases; 3) Publications, Reports & Rosters; 4) Subject Files; and 5) Miscellaneous Publications.

Acquisition Information:

Gift

Processing Note:

This collection was processed by a Special Collections processor.

Creator:

Brewe, Myrene

Language:

Collection materials are in English.

Sponsor:

Library Services and Technology Act (LSTA) grant, 2007-2008

Quantity:

8 boxes

Language of the Finding Aid:

Finding guide is in English in Latin script.

Author of the Finding Aid:

Sarah Langsdon

EAD Creation Date:

2011

Standard:

Finding aid based on DACS (Describing Archives: A Content Standard).

Subjects +/-

Corporate Names:

National Republican Committee

Subject Terms:

Politics & government--1970-1980
Republican Party

Personal Names:

Brewer, Myrene R. (Myrene R.), 1906-.

Geographical Names:

Salt Lake City, Utah

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