Governor Rampton Great Salt Lake development hearings records
These records are housed in the Utah State Archives' permanent storage room.
An agency history is available.
Scope and Content
As the shoreline of the Great Salt Lake receded, ownership of the lands that appeared was under question (did the lands belong to the state of Utah or to the federal government?) and the possible uses of the land was a subject of contention. This series contains statements, publications, maps, and other materials relating to the recreational and commercial utilization of the Great Salt Lake and the surrounding shoreline, and the two public hearings that Governor Rampton held in regard to this issue. The records were preserved by Governor Rampton and his staff.
Alphabetical by document type, thereunder by chronological by year.
State agency correspondence from the Governor Rampton, Series 14250, contains some materials regarding the Great Salt Lake.
Speeches from the Governor Rampton, Series 17587, contains a 1965 speech Rampton made regarding development of the lands.
Federal correspondence from the Governor Rampton, Series 20913, contains further materials regarding the Department of the Interior and relating to the question of ownership and use of these lands.
This series is classified as Public.
Cite the Utah State Archives and Records Service, the creating agency name, the series title, and the series number.
This series was processed by Kira Robertson in February 2001.
- Rampton, Calvin L., 1913-2007
- Land use—Planning—Great Salt Lake (Utah).
Page Last Updated October 18, 2012.