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Guide to the Governor Bryant B. Brooks records

Identifier: RG0001.17

Scope and Content

General correspondence and records dealing with topics ranging from Dry Farming and livestock to conventions and expeditions, from the Hanna Mine Disaster to State Agency reports and correspondence and from Spanish-American War medals to legislative affairs. Pardon, requisitions and extradition records take up the bulk of the collection.


  • 1905-1911


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Access Restrictions

There are no access restrictions on the materials for research purposes, and the collection is open to the public.

Copyright Information

The researcher assumes full responsibility for observing all copyright, property, and libel laws as they apply.

Biography of

Bryant B. Brooks was born in Bernardston, Massachusetts on February 5, 1861. He was educated in public schools and finished his education at business college in Chicago. Brooks relocated to Big Muddy, Wyoming in 1880 and immediately began his business and a political career. Success at stock raising and activity in the Republican Party led to service in Wyoming's Second State Legislature. Brooks attended several Republican conventions as a delegate and was chosen to be a presidential elector in 1900. Elected to fill out the unexpired term of Governor DeForest Richards in 1904, Brooks was reelected to another term in 1907. He was also the first governor to live in the newly complete governor's mansion. Bryant B. Brooks died December 8, 1944 in Casper, Wyoming.


18 cubic feet (36 boxes)


Records of Wyoming's Governor Bryant B. Brook cover many of the notable issues associated with the office. Some of the more prominent issues include railroad taxation, forest preserve, the Louis and Clark Exposition, dry faming, irrigation the Big Horn Basin Development Company, Hanna Mine Disaster, Spanish-American War medals, women's suffrage, Indians, and livestock matters. Correspondence from State agencies, proclamations, requisitions and extradition requests, rewards, petitions for pardons and appointment records are also included.

Arrangement of the Collection

The collection is divided into eight subgroups including: General Records, Administrative Records, Appointment Records, Proclamations, Pardons, Requisitions and Extraditions, Indian and Military Affairs, and Legislative Affairs

Acquisition Information

MA 346, transferred to Wyoming State Archives on April 6, 1957.

Related Materials

There are no known other archival collections created by at the date of processing.

Processing Information

The collection was processed by Curtis Greubel

Guide to the Governor Bryant B. Brooks records
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Finding aid is in English

Repository Details

Part of the Wyoming State Archives, Wyoming Cultural Resources Division, Wyoming Department of State Parks & Cultural Resources Repository

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