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George W. Romney personal papers

 Collection
Identifier: MSS 7610
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.

Dates

  • approximately 1943-2007

Creator

Conditions Governing Access note

Privacy restricted until 2021; permission to use materials may be obtained from the Supervisor of Reference Services.

Conditions Governing Use note

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.

Extent

4 cartons (4 linear ft.)

2 oversize boxes (2.66 linear ft.)

2 boxes ((1 linear ft.) )

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.

Arrangement note

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.

Custodial History note

Donated by the Romney Institute of Public Management in 2010.

Immediate Source of Acquisition note

Donated; Romney Institute of Public Management; 2010.

Appraisal note

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.

Processing Information note

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.
Title
Register of the George W. Romney personal papers
Status
completed
Author
Finding aid prepared by Elizabeth Ballif, student processor, and John M. Murphy, curator
Date
2011 June
Description rules
dacs
Language of description
English

Revision Statements

  • 2012 April 27; 2012 August 28: Addition processed by Kelsey Samuelsen, student processor, and John Murphy, curator. Second addition processed by Kelsey Samuelsen, student processor, and John Murphy, curator; 2012.

Repository Details

Part of the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Repository

Contact:
1130 HBLL
Brigham Young University
Provo Utah 84602 United States