Series 12365
Governor Bamberger Legislative bills record

Dates: 1917, 1919.

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These records are housed in the Utah State Archives' permanent storage room.

Historical Note

An agency history is available.

Scope and Content

This series contains the letters of transmittal from the Legislature's chief clerk to Governor Bamberger and from Governor Bamberger to his Secretary of State. Letters officially inform the Governor that the Senate President and Speaker of the House have signed a given bill which was ready for his signature of approval or veto. Letters of transmittal to the Secretary of State keep a record of which bills Governor Bamberger passed, which he vetoed and explanations for his actions. A messenger book created by Joseph E. Shields, messenger to the Governor is also contained in this series. The Legislature authorized the Governor to appoint any suitable person to the position (1917, Senate Concurrent Resolution 1) in order to expedite the business of the Legislature. The book notes legislative bill number and title with Shield's signature showing receipt and usually a note giving the date the bill was given to the Governor.


This series is arranged alphabetically by document type: Messenger book or Transmittal letter. Transmittal letters are further arranged alphabetically, usually by the last name of the Senator or Representative proposing the legislation, but occasionally by name of group involved. S is the last letter on the transmittal letters; there are no T-Z files.

Related Records

Journals from the Legislature. Senate, Series 409, are the Senate minutes which discuss progress on bills.

Access Restrictions

This series is classified as Public.

Preferred Citation

Cite the Utah State Archives and Records Service, the creating agency name, the series title, and the series number.

Processing Note

This series was processed by Wendy Checketts in 1999. The letters of transmittal were removed from the Administrative records series because of the completeness of content and relationship to the messenger book. The series was microfilmed and the inventory updated in 2002.

Indexing Terms

  • Bamberger, Simon, 1846?-1926
  • Utah—Politics and government.
  • Utah—Law and legislation.

Container List

1 1 1 Messenger book
1 1 2 Transmittal letters, A
1 1 3 Transmittal letters, B
1 1 4 Transmittal letters, C
1 1 5 Transmittal letters, D-G
1 1 6 Transmittal letters, H
1 1 7 Transmittal letters, J-L
1 1 8 Transmittal letters, M
1 1 9 Transmittal letters, Mc
1 1 10 Transmittal letters, N
1 1 11 Transmittal letters, P-Q
1 1 12 Transmittal letters, S

Page Last Updated October 18, 2012.