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Guide to the Governor Clifford P. Hansen records

Identifier: RG0001.36

Scope and Content

Correspondence and record series primarily subject files ranging from state and federal agency correspondence, to appointment records, water compact and water right files, expense records, General George O. Pearsonc case, and Hansen's memorial service.


  • 1963-1966
  • 1953-1967, 2009


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Access Restrictions

Access to some state institutional records may be restricted. Generally, there are no access restrictions on the materials for research purposes, and the remainder of 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

Clifford P. Hansen, was born in Jackson Hole, Wyoming on October 16, 1912. His family were pioneers who homesteaded and settled in the Jackson Hole area. Hansen completed his education at the University of Wyoming and graduated in 1934. Politics and cattle ranching had active places in Hansen's life. Elected to the State Senate in 1937 he later became a member and president of the University of Wyoming Board of Trustees. After years of political activity and serving on many commissions he was elected Governor in 1963. Governor Hansen was elected to the U.S. Senate in 1967. Clifford P. Hansen ranches in the Jackson Hole area.


44 cubic feet (44 boxes)


Records of Cliffor Hansen's term as Governor of Wyoming feature the usual topics associated with the office. Notable issues include water compact commission and water project records, state and federal agency correspondence, and government expense records.

Arrangement of the Collection

The collection is divided into Six subgroups including: Administrative Records, General George O. Peason Case, Appointments, Proclamations, State Economic Opportunity Office, and Memorial Service

Acquisition Information

MA 2511 and 2512 transferred January 25, 1967, MA 2947 transferred September 25, 1968, and MA 33755 transferred July 1, 1969

Related Materials

Researchers should also consult Hansen records at the University of Wyoming's American Heritage Center.

Processing Information

The collection was processed by Curtis Greubel

Guide to the Governor Clifford P. Hansen records, 1963-1966
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Processed by Curtis Greubel
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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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