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Guide to the Governor Ed Herschler records

Identifier: RG0001.38

Scope and Content

Correspondence and record series primarily subject files ranging from state and federal agency correspondence, to State Planning Coordinator files, appointment records, water compact and water right files, MX Missile files, the Jahnke case, Mark Hopkinson files, environmental and expense records.


  • 1975-1986
  • 1975-1986, 1990


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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

Ed Herschler, was born near Kemmerer, Wyoming on October 27, 1918. He was raised on a ranch and taught in public schools. He completed pre-law training at the University of Colorado. Herschler served with the United States Marine Corps in the South Pacific. After World War II he completed his education by graduating from the law school at the University of Wyoming. Herschler accepted the job of Kemmerer's town attorney after graduation. Active politically, Herschler served five terms in the house side of the State Legislature. Governor Herschler was elected to three terms as Governor and then returned to private law practice in Cheyenne. Ed Herschler died February 5, 1990 and is buried near Kemmerer, Wyoming.


179 cubic feet


Records of Ed Herschler's term as Governor of Wyoming feature the usual topics associated with the office. Notable issues include water compact commission and water project records, MX missile correspondence, the Jahnke case, Mark Hopkinson files, alternative energy sources, state and federal agency correspondence, and government expense records.

Arrangement of the Collection

The collection is divided into Five subgroups including: First Term, Second Term, Third Term, State Planning Coordinator, Addenda Mixed Term Files

Acquisition Information

Records were transferred in multiple groups from 1979 through 1999

Related Materials

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

Processing Information

The collection was processed by Carl Hallberg, Gene Winans, and Steve Houston

Guide to the Governor Ed Herschler records, 1975-1986
Edited Full Draft
Processed by Carl Hallberg, Gene Winans, and Steve Houston
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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
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