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Guide to the Governor Stanley K. Hathaway records

Identifier: RG0001.37

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, the Black 14 incident and expense records.


  • 1967-1975


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Access Restrictions

Access to some state institutional records and personnel files 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

Stanley K. Hathaway, was born in Osceola, Nebraska on July 19, 1924 the son of Robert and Lily Knapp. He was adopted upon his mothers death by Franklin E. and Velma Hathaway. Hathaway graduated from Huntley High School and promptly entered the University of Wyoming. His education was interrupted by his Army Air Force service in World War II. After the war Hathaway continued his education and received both Bachelor's and Law degrees from the University of Nebraska. He then went to Torrington, Wyoming to start his law practice. Hathaway was elected to two terms as Governor in 1966 and 1970. Appointed Secretary of the Interior by President Ford in June 1975, Hathaway resigned the next month due to ill health. He continued to practice law in Cheyenne, where he died on October 4, 2005.


89.5 cubic feet (90 boxes)


Records of Stan Hathaway's term as Governor of Wyoming feature the usual topics associated with the office. Notable issues include water compact commission and water project records, the Black 14 incident, state and federal agency correspondence, and government expense records.

Arrangement of the Collection

The collection is divided into Two subgroups including: Administrative Records, and Office of State-Federal Relations

Acquisition Information

Records were transferred in multiple groups from 1968 through 1976

Related Materials

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

Processing Information

The collection was processed by Curtis Greubel and Carl Hallberg

Guide to the Governor Stanley K. Hathaway records, 1966-1975
Edited Full Draft
Processed by Curtis Greubel, and Carl Hallberg
"©" 2015
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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

Barrett Building
2301 Central Avenue
Cheyenne Wyoming 82002 United States
(307) 777-7826