The Wallace F. Bennett papers (1946-1978) hold documents from the four terms this conservative politician and businessman who served as a U. S. Senator from Utah. Included are business papers relating to the Senator's interests in Bennett Motor, Bennett Glass and Paint, Bennett Leasing, and various investments; family correspondence; correspondence with friends, associates and constituents, such as George Romney, Ezra Taft Benson, J. Willard Marriott, and Ernest L. Wilkinson; and political correspondence that includes interesting items about Utah Governor J. Bracken Lee and Utah Congressman Douglas Stringfellow. Also present are three of Bennett's books, which provide information on his beliefs, the Bennett family, his business interests, and his life in Washington: Faith and Freedom (1950), Why I Am A Mormon (1958), and John F. Bennett: Businessman--Benefactor (1980).
The E. Richard Hart papers (1664-2041) contain correspondence, research files, manuscripts, news clippings, maps, posters, publications, court exhibits, and financial documents. Hart is an author, researcher, and past director of the Institute of the American West at Sun Valley, Idaho (1979-1984). He is the co-founder of the Institute of the North American West (1984). He has also served as an expect witness in several federal court cases involving land claims by the Zuni Indians.