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Personal Papers of Laurence J. Burton

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Collection Overview

Collection Inventory+/-

Biographical Note/Historical Note

Content Description

Collection Use

Administrative Information

Subjects

Collection Overview +/-

Title: Personal Papers of Laurence J. Burton
Dates: 1949-1962 (inclusive)
Collection Number: MS 117
Summary: 1.3 linear feet
Repository: Stewart Library Special Collections
Address:
Weber State University
2901 University Circle
Ogden UT 84408

Collection Inventory +/-

Box 1: Education: Undergraduate and Graduate Studies, 1949-59

Fd1 1949-50: University of Utah (3 items)

Political Science 112. Dr. Charles O. Lerche, Jr., instructor: Blue examination. May 19, 1949.

Political Science 114. Dr. Franz B. Schick, instructor: Research paper, “The International Refugee Organization: Background, Organization, Accomplishments.” June 1, 1949.

Political Science I. Dr. Frank Jonas, instructor: Blue book examination. July 20, 1950.

Fd2 1952-56: Utah State Agricultural College (6 items)

Research paper, “The Lewis and Clark Expedition.” [n.d.]

Notebook for class lectures in Political Science 150. [n.d.]

Political Science (?). J. Harmon, instructor: Research paper, “The importance of the Dialectic in Marx’s Political Theory.” May 1952. (two copies).

Thesis, “A Study of the Feasibility of Creating a unified Public Health Department in Weber County, Utah.” 1956.

Commencement program, Sixty-third Annual Commencement of the Utah State Agricultural College, June 1 and 2, 1956.

Fd3 1957: George Washington University (1 item)

Political Science Seminar in International Law. Professor Brewer, instructor: Research paper, “Egypt’s Rights and Obligations in International Law Regarding the Suez Canal Nationalization.” August 1957.

Fd4 1957: George Washington University (10 items)

Political Science Seminar- Readings in Political Theory. Fr. Wolfgang Kraus, instructor: Book Reviews, Age of Reason by Thomas Paine; Condition of the Working Class in England in 1844 by Friedrich Engles; Democracy in America or Influence of Democracy in the United States by Alexis de Tocqueville; Fragment on Government by Jeremy Bentham; John Locke and the Doctrine of Majority Rule by Willmoore Kendall; The Philosophy of History by Georg Wilhelm Freidrich Hegel; Reflections on the Revolution in France by Edmund Bourke; Seedtime of the Republic by Clinton Rossiter; The Social Contract by Jean Jacques Rousseau.

Fd5 1957: George Washington University (14 pieces 7 items)

Political Science Seminar – U. S. Foreign Policy. Dr. Hadsel, instructor: Research paper, “United States Policy towards Recognition of Communist China,” and research notes.

Fd6 1957: University of Utah (15 pieces 5 items)

Political Theory Class. Dr. G. Homer Durham, instructor: Book Review, Main Currents in American Thought- Volume I, The Colonial Mind and Volume II, The Romantic Revolution in America by Vernon Louis Parrington; class notes; and final examination, December 12, 1957.

Fd7 1957: University of Utah (5 items)

Political and Cultural Geography. Dr. Donald Meinig, instructor: Examinations and two articles written by Dr. Meinig, “Heartland and Rimland in Eurasian History,” and “Cultural Blocs and Political Blocs: Emergent Patterns in World Affairs.” Fd8 1958: American University (3 items) Political Science Seminar – Public Administration. Dr. Joseph Cooper, instructor: Research paper, “Executive Support of Subordinates,” class notes, and final examination, Spring1958. Fd9 1958: Georgetown University (2 items) Political Geography Seminar. Dr. Hans W. Wigert, Instructor: Research paper, “Libya- A Geographical Political Analysis.” (two copies) Fd10 1959: University of Utah (2 items) Cultural Geography. Dr. Donald Meinig, instructor: Class notes and examination, January 27, 1959. Fd11 1959: University of Utah (9 pieces 5 items) Middle Eastern Cultural Geography. Dr. Vasyl Goosdelsty, instructor: Class notes, maps, and examinations.

Box 2: Career: Director of Public Relations at Weber College, 1951-56 and Editor of the National Junior College Athletic Association “JUCO Review”, 1957-58.

Fd1 1951: Weber College P. R. Office (10 pieces 5 items) Newsletters and news releases, no dates.

Fd2 1955: Weber College P. R. Office (1 piece 7 items) Minutes of Publicity Committee Meetings, November 1955. Statement of income and expenditures for the Weber College Lecture-Lyceum Fund to December 31, 1955.

Fd3 1956: Weber College P. R. Office (1 item) Report to the Administrative Council by the Publicity Committee on January 10, 1956: “Suggestions for Enlarging and Improving Public Relations Work at Weber College.”

Fd4 1957-58: “JUCO Review” (10 pieces 2 items) Advertisers Correspondence: AMERICAN SPORTS ADVERTISING AGENCY, August 20 – November 3, 1958.

Fd5 1957-58: “JUCO Review” (2 pieces 1 item) Advertisers Correspondence: CONVERSE RUBBER COMPANY, February 15, 1958 – February 23, 1958.

Fd6 1957-58 “JUCO Review” (2 pieces 1 item) Advertisers Correspondence: FRANK LEAHY FOOTBALL ALIGNER COMPANY, June 1957.

Fd7 1957-58: “JUCO Review” (17 pieces 1 item) Advertisers Correspondence: HILLYARD CHEMICAL COMPANY, July 31, 1957 – October 21, 1958.

Fd8 1957-58: “JUCO Review” (8 pieces) Advertisers Correspondence: RAWLINGS MANUFACTURING COMPANY, January 24, 1957 – April 5, 1958.

Fd9 1957-58: “JUCO Review” (7 pieces 1 item) Advertisers Correspondence: SEAMLESS RUBBER COMPANY, January 31, 1957 – February 15, 1958.

Fd10 1957-58: “JUCO Review” (28 pieces) Advertisers Correspondence: VOIT RUBBER COMPANY, May 29, 1957 – July 3, 1958.

Fd11 1957-58: “JUCO Review” (23 pieces 7 items) Advertisers Correspondence: WILSON SPORTING GOODS COMPANY, July 24, 1957 – October 7, 1958.

Fd12 1957-58: “JUCO Review” (8 pieces 6 items) Advertisers Correspondence: MISCELLANEOUS.

Fd13 1957-58: “JUCO Review” (13 pieces 6 items) General Correspondence: Requests for subscriptions, news and feature articles submissions, and communications from officials of the National Junior College Athletic Association. February 19, 1957 – December 31, 1957.

Fd14 1957-58: “JUCO Review” (14 pieces 4 items) General Correspondence: January 10, 1958 – January 31, 1958.

Fd15 1957-58: “JUCO Review” (7 pieces 1 item) General Correspondence: February 5, 1958 – February 26, 1958.

Fd16 1957-58: “JUCO Review” (20 pieces 2 items) General Correspondence: March 11, 1958 – March 31, 1958.

Fd17 1957-58: “JUCO Review” (9 pieces 2 items) General Correspondence: April 2, 1958 – April 22, 1958.

Fd18 1957-58: “JUCO Review” (3 pieces 3 items) General Correspondence: May 1, 1958 – May 22, 1958.

Fd19 1957-58: “JUCO Review” (16 pieces 2 items) General Correspondence: August 1958 – December 1958.

Fd20 1957-58: “JUCO Review” (7 items) Minutes of the 17th Annual National Junior College Athletic Association Meeting in Hutchinson, Kansas, March 17-22, 1958. National Junior College Athletic Association Membership List, 1957-58.

Fd21 1957-58: “JUCO Review” (8 pieces 6 items) Miscellaneous

Box 3: Career: Legislative Assistant To Congressman Henry Aldous Dixon, 1957-58; Assistant Professor of Political Science at Weber College, 1958-60; and Administrative Assistant to Governor George Dewey Clyde, 1960-62

Fd1 1957-58: Legislative Assistant (2 items) List of Congressional Secretaries, compiled by the Congressional Secretaries’ Club. 1957.

Class Notes: Administrative Operations for Congressional Assistants.

Fd2 1957-58: Legislative Assistant (17 pieces 5 items)

Personal Correspondence: Requests for information; communications with Weber College officials regarding sabbatical leave from teaching; communications with officials of University of Utah, Georgetown University, George Washington University and American University regarding doctorial studies in political science; and letters to and from friends in Utah, January 5, 1957 – February 26, 1957.

Fd3 1957-58: Legislative Assistant (11 pieces 6 items)

Personal Correspondence: March 1, 1957 – April 27, 1957.

Fd4 1957-58: Legislative Assistant (10 pieces 4 items)

Personal Correspondence: May 2, 1957 – June 28, 1957.

Fd5 1957-58: Legislative Assistant (16 pieces 5 items)

Personal Correspondence: July 2, 1957 – December 21, 1957.

Fd6 1957-58: Legislative Assistant (25 pieces 12 items)

Personal Correspondence: January 14, 1958 – June 27, 1958.

Fd7 1957-58: Legislative Assistant (8 pieces 7 items)

Personal Correspondence: July 1, 1958 – November 18, 1958.

Fd8 1957-58: Legislative Assistant (3 pieces 4 items)

Speech material

Fd9 1960-61: Assistant Professor (38 pieces 9 itmes)

Lecture notes for political science and American Federal Government courses taught at Weber College.

Fd10 1961-62: Administrative Assistant (1 piece 4 items)

Material pertaining to duties as an Administrative Assistant to Utah Governor George Dewey Clyde:

Message of Governor George D. Clyde to the Thirty-Fourth Legislature of the State of Utah and Inaugural Address, 1961.

Announcement, memorandum and information paper pertaining to the National Governors’ Conference in Chicago, 1961.

Memoranda from Utah Republican State Central Committee regarding committee appointed to deal with Utah reapportionment, November 27, 1961.

Fd11 1961-62: Administrative Assistant (9 items)

Printed matter regarding education and taxation in Utah including: “The Promise of Classroom Television,” by John L. Burns;”The Price of Excellence,” by the American Council on Education; Republican National Convention Subcommittee on Education, Science and Technology Resolutions, 1960; “Fallacies of Federal Aid to Educaiton,” an address by Ernest L. Wilkinson before the Salt Lake City Kiwanis Club, January 26, 1961; “The Retreat From Excellence,” by Claude M. Fuess; and a research report from the Research Division of the National Education Association, “Estimates of School Statistics: 1960-61.”

Fd12 1961-62: Administrative Assistant (13 items)

Miscellaneous publications from Federal offices pertaining to educational financial aid and assistance.

Box 4: Personal Miscellaneous and Publications

Fd1 Construction of House at 4170 Edgehill Drive, Ogden Finance register for Commercial Security Bank Account: May 9, 1955 – March 27, 1956. (1 item).

Fd2 Construction of House at 4170 Edgehill Drive, Ogden Coast estimates (12 pieces)

Fd3 Construction of House at 4170 Edgehill Drive, Ogden Legal documents (8 pieces 4 items)

Fd4 Construction of House at 4170 Edgehill Drive, Ogden Receipts: A.M. TRIBE FIBERGLASS INSULATION (2 pieces)

Fd5 Construction of House at 4170 Edgehill Drive, Ogden Receipts: BENNET’S PAINT (21 pieces)

Fd6 Construction of House at 4170 Edgehill Drive, Ogden Receipts: GEORGE A. LOWE COMPANY (9 pieces)

Fd7 Construction of House at 4170 Edgehill Drive, Ogden Receipts: GRAYBAR ELECTRIC (6 pieces)

Fd8 Construction of House at 4170 Edgehill Drive, Ogden Receipts: RICHARDS SHEET METAL (3 pieces)

Fd9 Construction of House at 4170 Edgehill Drive, Ogden Receipts: STODDARD LUMBER COMPANY ( 4 pieces 1 item)

Fd10 Construction of House at 4170 Edgehill Drive, Ogden Receipts: THERMAL ENGINEERING COMPANY (7 pieces)

Fd11 Construction of House at 4170 Edgehill Drive, Ogden Receipts: TRI-STATE LUMBER COMPANY (75 pieces)

Fd12 Construction of House at 4170 Edgehill Drive, Ogden Receipts; MISCELLANEOUS ( 2 pieces 1 item)

Fd13 Moose Creek Property Purchase Receipts (7 pieces)

Fd14 Purchase Receipts Miscellaneous (6 pieces)

Fd15 Cetificates (3 pieces)

Fd16 The Unknown Soldiers (7 pieces 1 item) Invitation and program to ceremonies honoring the Unknown Soldiers of World War II an Korea.

Fd17 David O. McKay (2 pieces 1 item) Invitation and program to dinner honoring L.D.S. President, David O. Mckay. December 10, 1962.

Fd18 Lincoln’s Autopsy (11 pieces) Letter from L. Johnson to Laurence Burton discussing the assassination of President Abraham Lincoln and enclosing reproductions of the autopsy report and sketches.

Fd19 Miscellaneous (15 pieces 9 items)

Fd20 Printed Memorabilia (5 items)

“The Brass Tack: Weber High School’s Wartime Substitute for The Golden Spike.”

Iceland postcards and tourism packet.

Ogden L.D.S. Tabernacle Dedicatory Services Souvenir Program. February 12, 1956.

Utah Power and Light Company Honors Edward M. Naughton, President from 1954 to 1968. March 24, 1969.

“Weber Alumnus.” The first in a proposed series of annual Weber College Alumni publications. June 4, 1948.

Publications (14 items)

The Capitol: Symbol of Freedom, 91st Congress, 1st Session, H. Con. Res. 193, House Document No. 91-187.

Chicago Natural History Museum: General Guide, Chicago Natural History Museum. Chicago, 1954.

The Conscience of An American, Kenneth English. Una Publishing Company, Salt Lake City. 1966.

Great Battles of the Civil War. Time Books Inc.. New York City, New York. 1961.

Hiroshima, John Hersey. Reprinted from The New Yorker magazine, August 31, 1946.

The History of the Republican Party. Republican Central Committee. 1954.

Iceland, Sigurd Thorarainson. Oslo, Norway.

Island in Time, Harold Gilliam. Sierra Club, San Francisco, California. 1960.

“The Last Hour Before Midnight: Statement by the Emergency Committee of Atomic Scientists.” Princeton, New Jersey. June 29, 1947.

Mummies, Richard A. Matin. Chicago Natural History Museum. 1945.

“Polished Boots and Bran New Suit: The California Militia in Community Affairs,” Dello G. Dayton. California Historical Quarterly, Volume XXXVIII, No. 1. March 1959.

“The Search For Security: Address at Luncheon- Forum Sponsored by the United World Federalists and the Federation of American Scientists,” Cord Meyer, Jr. April 19, 1947.

“Trade and Treason,” Ezra Taft Benson. September 7, 1967.

Reproductions (6 pieces) U. S. Constitution The Declaration of Independence Bill of Rights The Monroe Doctrine General Robert E. Lee’s General Order No. 3 The Richmond Enquirer, May 10, 1961

Biographical Note/Historical Note +/-

Born October 30, 1926 to Laurence S. and Marguerite Roghaar Burton. Ogden, Utah. Married Janice Shupe, September 16, 1947. Children Carol, Susan, Sally, and Laurence S. Military Air Copr, USNR, World War II. Education B. S., University of Utah, 1951. M. S., Utah State Agricultural College (U.S.U), 1956 Ph. D. studies, University of Utah, American University, Georgetown University, and George Washington University, 1957-1959. Religion Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (Mormon). Organizations Republican Party American Legion Ogden Kiwanis

Content Description +/-

MS 117 contains papers relating to Laurence J. Burton’s college education and to his career prior to his election as Representative from Utah’s First Congressional District in 1962. Though covering only a relatively short period of time, 1951-1961, the material offers pertinent information on the events and circumstances which directed Burton into national politics. Box 1: A miscellany of examinations, lecture notes and research papers from Burton’s undergraduate and graduate studies during the period 1949-1959. Through this decade of studies, one can see the development of the future congressman’s interest in and understanding of national politics and international ideologies. Box 2: Papers relating to Burton’s work as Director of Public Relations at Weber College (1951-1957), and as editor of the “JUCO Review,” the magazine of the National Junior College Athletic Association (1951-1961). The bulk of the material relates to the latter endeavor and offers insight into the 1 D.C.. In Addition, this box contains a small amount of material related to his work as an Administrative Assistant to Governor George Dewey Clyde (1960-1962). For the most part, the latter is composed of publications relating to Federal aid to education and Utah’s tax system. Box 4: An assemblage of personal memorabilia and sundry publications relating to a variety of subjects and personal interest. Also included in this box are the financial records for the construction of Burton’s house at 4170 Edgehill Drive in Ogden. All material in this collection is arranged in chronological order.

Collection Use +/-

Restrictions on Access:

Open to public research.

Administrative Information +/-

Arrangement:

This collection is arrranged by subject group.

Acquisition Information:

Gift

Processing Note:

This collection was processed by a Special Collections processor.

Creator:

Burton, Laurence J.

Language:

Collection materials are in English.

Sponsor:

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

Quantity:

4 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 +/-

Subject Terms:

Higher Education

Personal Names:

Burton, Laurence J.

Geographical Names:

Ogden, Utah

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