J. D. Williams papers, 1936-2007

Overview of the Collection

Creator
Williams, J. D. (John Daniel)
Title
J. D. Williams papers
Dates
1936-2007 (inclusive)
Quantity
40 Linear Feet
Collection Number
MS 0245
Summary
The J. D. Williams papers (1936-2007) contain materials dealing mostly with political science. Included are correspondence, diaries, news clippings, notes, writings, class notes, scrapbooks, and various materials concerning public elections, civil rights, state government, and the bicentennial of the constitution. Williams came to the University of Utah as an instructor in 1952 and served as the director of the Hinckley Institute of Politics from 1965 to 1975. He retired from teaching in 1992.
Repository
University of Utah Libraries, Special Collections
Special Collections, J. Willard Marriott Library
University of Utah
295 South 1500 East
Salt Lake City, UT
84112-0860
Telephone: 8015818863
special@library.utah.edu
Access Restrictions

Twenty-four hour advanced notice encouraged. Materials must be used on-site. Access to parts of this collection may be restricted under provisions of state or federal law.

Languages
English

Historical NoteReturn to Top

John Daniel Williams was born in Salt Lake City, Utah, on 13 January 1926. He graduated from Stanford in 1946 and received a doctorate from Harvard in 1952. J. D. Williams came to the University of Utah as an instructor that same year and became head of the Hinckley Institute of Politics in 1965. He retired from teaching in 1992. J. D. Williams ran for the United States Senate in 1968 and the Utah State House of Representatives in 1976; in each occasion he lost. He died on 3 September 2007.

Content DescriptionReturn to Top

The J. D. Williams papers (1936-2007) contain materials dealing mostly with political science. Included are correspondence, news clippings, notes, writings, and various materials concerning public elections, civil rights, state government, and the bicentennial of the constitution. Original folder titles given to the materials by Williams have been, for the most part, retained.

Use of the CollectionReturn to Top

Restrictions on Use

The library does not claim to control copyright for all materials in the collection. An individual depicted in a reproduction has privacy rights as outlined in Title 45 CFR, part 46 (Protection of Human Subjects). For further information, please review the J. Willard Marriott Library’s Use Agreement and Reproduction Request forms.

Preferred Citation

Collection Name, Collection Number, Box Number, Folder Number. Special Collections, J. Willard Marriott Library, The University of Utah.

Administrative InformationReturn to Top

Acquisition Information

Donated by J. D. Williams (boxes 1-33) in 1980s.

Donated by J. D. Williams (boxes 35-37) in 1998.

Donated by J. D. Williams (boxes 38-40)in 2000.

Separated Materials

Photographs were transferred to the Multimedia Division of Special Collections (P0135).

Processing Note

Processed by Brad Bennion in 2000.

Addenda processed by Julia Huddleston in 2009.

Separated Materials

Photographs have been transferred to the Multimedia Division of Special Collections (P0135).

Detailed Description of the CollectionReturn to Top

Political MaterialsReturn to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Box Folder
1 1-4
Marilyn R. Allen
Includes correspondence, notes, and pamphlets.
1 5-7
Calvin Rampton
Includes campaign materials, correspondence, and news clippings.
1964
1 8
University of Utah Promotion
1959
1 9
University of Utah, Bureau of Community Development
1959
1 10
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (LDS Church) Assignment
1960
1 11
Gus Backman, Correspondence
1965
1 12
John Birch Society
1967

CorrespondenceReturn to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Box
2
Correspondence
1942-1952
3
Correspondence
1952-1954
4
Correspondence
1955-1956
5
Correspondence
1957

Home Rule Campaign, 1957Return to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Box Folder
6 1
Budget
6 2
Case Study and Notes
6 3
Charter Commission
6 4
Correspondence
6 5-6
"The Defeat of Home Rule," News Clippings and Report
6 7
Funding and Follow-up
6 8
History
6 9
Miscellaneous
6 10
Advertising
6 11
Strategy

CorrespondenceReturn to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Box
7
Correspondence
1958-1959
8
Correspondence
1960-1962
9
Correspondence
1962-1964
10
Correspondence
1965-1966
11
Correspondence
1967-1972
12
Correspondence
1972-1980
13
Correspondence
1981-1983

Newspaper Clippings and Other MaterialsReturn to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Box
14
Library of Congress Legislative Reference Service
1950-1952
Folder
15 1
Factors in Williams' Defeat
15 2-5
Newspaper Clippings
15 6
Correspondence
15 7
Democratic Party Statements
15 8
Publications
16
Senator Joseph McCarthy
This box contains papers and news clippings dealing exclusively with Joseph McCarthy.
circa 1950

Correspondence and Other MaterialsReturn to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Box
17
Correpsondence
1984-1986
Folder
18 1-2
Correspondence
1987-1988
18 3
Production Agencies, Orders
18 4
Mobilization, Eliott Bulletin
18 5
Economic Stabilization Agency

Various University of Utah Issues, 1964-1988Return to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Box Folder
19 1
War Organization Papers
19 2
Inflation, Notes and News Clippings
19 3
Art Censorship
1964
19 4
Divestment from North Africa
1986
19 5
University of Utah, News Clipping
1988

Public Elections and Correspondence, 1980-1992Return to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Box Folder
20 1-5
Elections
1980-1986
20 6
German News Release
1939
20 7-8
Correspondence
1988-1989
20 9
Lecture, "The Bill of Rights, A Memoir at 200"
1991
20 10
Lecture, "A 40 Year Memoir on My Life at the University of Utah"
1992
20 11
Lecture, "Freedom of Speech and the Press"
1991
20 12
Lecture, "Freedom of Religion and Separation of Church and State"
1991
20 13
Correspondence
1990
20 14
Founders Day
1992
20 15
Retirement
1992
20 16
Miscellaneous

John Birch Society and W. Cleon Skousen, circa 1980sReturn to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Box Folder
21 1-4
John Birch Society Materials
21 5
Fascism in Utah
21 6
W. Cleon Skousen Materials

Communism and Extreme Political Groups, circa 1950s-1980sReturn to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Box Folder
22 1
Ku Klux Klan
22 2
The New Right
1980s
22 3-4
Communism, A-Z
22 5
Communism in United States
1950s

Civil Rights, circa 1960s-1970sReturn to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Box Folder
23 1
Socialism
23 2
Civil Rights Speech
23 3-5
Blacks, A-M
24 1
Blacks, N-Z
24 2
Blacks, Mormon Doctrine
24 3
Blacks, Utah
24 4
Japanese Relocation Program
24 5
Candidacy for University of Utah Professor's Office
24 6
Candidacy for Utah House of Representatives
1976
24 7
Parties and Elections

Public Elections, 1988-1991Return to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Box Folder
25 1
Jimmy Carter, News Clippings
25 2
Congressional Materials
25 3
Congressional Investigations
25 4
Democratic Party, News Clippings
25 5-6
Public Elections
1988; 1990
26 1
Public Election
1991
26 2
Hinkley Institute of Politics Materials
26 3
Richard M. Nixon, Notes
26 4
Watergate, Notes
26 5-6
Political Party Platforms
26 7
Reagan Watch
26 8
Ronald Regan, Notes

Ronald Reagan and Ezra Taft Benson, 1944-1986Return to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Box Folder
27 1
Impeachment
27 2
Irangate
27 3
Economy
27 4
Hostage Delay
27 5
Reapportionment
27 6
Republican Party
1944-1986
27 7
Ezra Taft Benson, Political History

Ezra Taft Benson and Other Materials, 1970-1980Return to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Box Folder
28 1-3
Ezra Taft Benson
Includes theocracy speech and critique, as well as correspondence.
1980
28 4
Correspondence
circa 1970
28 5
Department of Political Science
28 6-7
University of Utah Materials
28 8
Atomic Bomb

Bicentennial of the Constitution, 1987Return to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Box Folder
29 1
Proposal and University Professorship
29 2
Final Report
29 3
Arts
29 4
Banquets
29 5
Budget
29 6
Correspondence
29 7
Liberal Education 200
29 8
Critics
29 9
Fund Raising
29 10
Constitution Project Fundraising
30 1
Kudos
30 2-3
Lectures
30 4
Constitution Project Programs
30 5
Publicity
30 6
National Endowment for the Humanities
30 7
Thank You's
30 8
Utah Endowment for the Humanities

Separation of Church and State, 1947-1991Return to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Box Folder
31 1
FBI
31 2
CIA
31 3-4
Hoover Commission
1947-1953
31 5
State Hoover Commission
1965
31 6-7
Separation of Church and State, A-K
32 1-2
Separation of Church and State, L-Z
32 3
LDS Church vs. ERA (Equal Rights Amendment)
32 4
LDS Church Problems
32 5-6
Correspondence
1991

State Government, circa 1977Return to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Box Folder
33 1
New Deal
33 2
Community Development
33 3-4
Metro Government in Salt Lake County, History
33 5
Salt Lake City
33 6
Salt Lake County
33 7
United Nations and Model UN at University of Utah
33 8-9
United Nations, A-I

Phi Beta Kappa and Censorship, 1950-1990sReturn to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Box Folder
34 1
United Nations, K-Z
34 2-4
Phi Beta Kappa
Includes miscellaneous records, by-laws, and election studies.
1970s
34 5
B. H. Roberts Society
34 6
Censorship Library
1979-1980
34 7
Censorship, Cable TV
1982-1985
34 8
Utah Senatorial Race
1950
34 9
Salt Lake City Power Structure
1950s-1990s

Olive Branch Campaign, 1993Return to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Box Folder
35 1
Olive Branch Campaign
1993
35 2-3
Correspondence
1993

CorrespondenceReturn to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Box
36
Correspondence
1992-1994
37
Correspondence
1995-1997

Impeachment of President William Jefferson Clinton, 1991-1999Return to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Box Folder
38 1
Clinton Philandering, Articles and Notes
1991-1997
38 2-3
Clinton Impeachment Materials
1998-1999
38 4
Articles
1998-1999

CorrespondenceReturn to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Box
39
Correspondence
1998-2000

Election Materials, 1992-1998Return to Top

Box 40 contains articles, news clippings, and personal notes collected about the 1992 through 1998 Elections, Ross Anderson and Bob Dole.

Container(s) Description Dates
Box Folder
40 1-6
Election Materials
1992-1998
40 7
Ross (Rocky) Anderson Materials
1996
40 8
Bob Dole Materials
1996

Personal MaterialsReturn to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Box Folder
41 1
Correspondence from J.D. Williams to Rex Williams
1951
41 2-13
Correspondence
2000-2003
42
Correspondence
2003-2006
43
Diaries
1943-1956
44
Diaries
1943-1956
Folder
45 1
Diary
1957
Container(s) Description Dates
Box Folder
45 2
The Constitution
45 3-4
Constitutional Law
45 5-6
Cases, Civil Liberties
45 7-8
Constitutional Law, Cases
45 9
Constitution, Speech and Press, A-G
46 1
Constitution, Speech and Press, H-Z
46 2
Constitution, Lecture-Free Press
2000
46 3-4
Censorship Notes
46 5-7
Church and State Notes
47 1
Church and State, Religious History
47 2
Church and State, Prayer
47 3
Church and State, 1954 Utah Reapportionment
47 4-5
Civil Rights
47 6
Stocks
47 7
Democratic Party
47 8
Democratic Party, Strategy
47 9
Democratic Party, Writers
47 10
Diet
47 11-12
Dixie College, Lecture
2002
47 13
Drugs
47 14
Eagle Forum
1996
47 15
East High School Reunion
48 1
Education
1994-1996
48 2-3
England- History
48 4
Ensign Grade School, Reunion
48 5
Environment
48 6
Equal Rights Amendment
48 7
Europe Trip Reunion, 1970
48 8
Fascism and Ultra Right (Hate Groups)
1990-2000
48 9
Fascism, Germany
48 10
F.B.I
1992-1997
48 11
France
48 12
Fundraising
48 13
"Funny Things I've seen"
1950-1953
48 14
Fundraising-- Hinckley Institute of Politics
48 15
Fundraising-- Utah
48 16
Fundraising-- Washington D.C.
48 17
Funeral Plans
1995
48 18
Gardening
2003
48 19
Gil Williams
48 20
Harvard
1946-2003
48 21
Harvard Alumni Association of Utah
1991-2002
48 22
Harvard-- Prize Book Award
2003-2004
48 23-24
Hinckley Institute of Politics, University of Utah
1973-2006
48 25
Homosexuality
1996
49 1
International Relations-- Balkins
1993
49 2
International Relations-- China
1989-2001
49 3
International Relations-- Czechoslovakia
1969-1992
49 4
International Relations-- Communist Nations
1988-1990
49 5
International Relations-- Foreign Policy
1998-1999
49 6
International Relations-- India
2006
49 7
International Relations-- Islam
1994
49 8
International Relations-- Israel
1992-1993
49 9
International Relations-- Mexico
2000
49 10
International Relations-- Russia
1988-2000
49 11
Japanese Relocation
2000-2001
49 12
Job Contacts
1990-2003
49 13
"Laughs from Teaching"
1953-1965
49 14
Legislature
1953
49 15
Liberalism
1973-1998
49 16
Liberalism/Conservativism
1950s
49 17
Library of Congress and Legislative Reference Services
1947-1958
49 18
Limbaugh, Rush
1995
49 19
Minorities
1989-2000
49 20
NATO
1997
49 21
Negroes-- Civil Rights
1964-1999
49 22
Nuclear Defense
1982-2003
49 23
Parliamentary Procedure
49 24
Parties--"One Party State"
2001
50 1
Parties-- Lecture Notes
1952-1995
50 2
Parties-- Political Science 110 Materials
50 3
Parties-- Politics
1948
50 4
Politics--Campaigns
1998
50 5
Politics-- Candidacy
51
Notes, W

Notes, Civil RightsReturn to Top

Container(s) Description
Box Folder
52 1
ABA Notes
52 2
Patriot Act
52 3
Gonzales, Alberto
52 4
Torture
52 5
Rule of Law
52 6
Civil Liberties Speech
52 7
National Security and Individual Rights Speech
52 8
Liberalism
52 9-12
Civil Rights and Terrorism Law
52 13
Ashcroft, John

Newspaper Clippings and NotesReturn to Top

Container(s) Description
Box Folder
53 1-2
Newspaper Clippings
53 3
Notes

Magazines and Brochures, 1936-2006Return to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Box Folder
54 1
The Atlantic
1992
54 2
The British Constitution
1943
54 3
The Church the Proposed Equal Rights Amendment
1980
54 4
The Constitution of the United States
2000
54 5
Democratic National Committee Brochures
1993
54 6
Kennedy School of Government
2004
54 7
The Ku Klux Klan: A History of Racism and Violence
1991
54 8
National Geographic
2004
54 9
Newsweek
2005-2007
54 10
The Passing of Dual Federalism
1950
54 11
Political Responsibility : Revitalizing American Democracy
1991
54 12
Provisions of Federal Law Held Unconstitutional by the Supreme Court of the United States
1936
54 13
Secrecy in Government
1952
54 14
University of Utah Magazines
2001-2004
54 15
News Clippings
1988-2006

Notes, 1944-2005Return to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Box Folder
55 1
Notes, D-P
55 2
Negroes-- Mormon Doctrine
55 3
Personal Effects
55 4
Poverty
55 5
Stanford-- Admissions and Orientation Materials
1944-1947
55 6
Stanford Alumni Association
1946-2005
55 7
Stanford-- Athletics
1946
55 8
Stanford-- Student Newspaper
1946-1991
55 9
Stanford Today
1948-1968
56 1
Taylor Divorce
1994-1996
56 2
Taylor Job Search
1996
56 3
Teaching
1960-1968
56 4
Townships
56 5
Misc. Notes, T
1960s-2003
56 6
Illustrations of the United States
1941-1948
56 7
United Nations
1993-1996
56 8
U.N. Model
2004
56 9
University Life
1960
56 10
U of U
1998-2003
56 11
Utah History
1947-1997
56 12
Utah, A-L
1947-1997
56 13
Utah, Economic and Social
1990-2003
56 14
Volunteer Service
56 15
Notes, V
57
Trip Plans
1990-1992
58
Trip Plans
1990-1992
Folder
59 1
Affirmative Action
59 2
Bea, Mormonism
59 3
Book of Mormon
59 4
Christianity-- Morality, Divorce, Marriage
59 5
Corrections
59 6
Crime
59 7
Crime, Racial Profiling
59 8-9
Election
2000-2004
60 1
Electoral College
1976-1992
60 2
Environment
1981
60 3
Ethics
1988-1992
60 4
Ethics, Lectures
60 5
Finances, Campaign
60 6
Funerals
1964-1984
60 7
Fiscal Policy
1996
60 8
Gun Control
1993-2000
60 9
Guns
2000
60 10
Hatch, Orrin
61 1
Income Distribution
1952-1996
61 2
Jesus Christ
61 3
Labor Force
61 4
LDS, Authoritarian Rule
61 5
Leadership
61 6
Lobbying
61 7-8
Morality in Government
61 9
Motivation
62 1
NAFTA
62 2
Negro Doctrine
1948-1978
62 3
Negro, Priesthood Revelation
62 4
Phi Beta Cappa
62 5
Pictures of Historical People
62 6
Political Administration Notes
62 7
Political Administration
62 8
Political Administration Alums
62 9
Political Administration Lectures
62 10
Political Science Department
62 11
Poverty Problem
62 12
Powell, Colin
63 1
Practical Politics
63 2
Public Policy, General
63 3
Publicity, Campaign
63 4
Quotes
63 5
Racial Prejudice
63 6
Reapportionment
2007
63 7
Reganomics
63 8-9
Religion, A-D
64
Notes, Religion E-P
1946-2000
Folder
65 1-3
Religion, Q-Z
65 4
Religion, Satire
65 5
Reorganization
65 6
Roberts, B. H.
65 7
Roosevelt, Franklin D.
66 1
Rove, Karl
66 2
Notes, R
66 3
Salem, Toudy
66 4
Salt Lake City
66 5
Sex Education
66 6
South and Central America
66 7
Speech, Semantics and Debating
66 8
Stanford Club
66 9
Stanford Maps
66 10
Sunday School Classes
66 11
Surveys
66 12
Notes, S
66 13
Tactics
66 14
Vote Utah
66 15
Voting
66 16
Weddings
66 17
Welfare
66 18
Williams, Robert Kirk
66 19
Women's Issues

Hinckley Institute of PoliticsReturn to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Box
67
Scrapbook
Contains news clippings, letters, notes, and photographs related to the Hinckley Institute of Politics.
1965-2005

Subject FilesReturn to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Box Folder
68 1
Awards, Recognitions and Certificates
1946-1993
68 2
Everett L. Cooley Oral History Project
1984
68 3
Life, "The Bill of Rights"
1991
68 4
Personal Management in Utah State Government
68 5
Presidential Engravings
68 6
National Security and Individual Rights
2002
68 7
Autumn Orme
2005-2007
68 8
Safe to Learn, Safe to Worship Act
1999-2000

Lecture NotesReturn to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Box Folder
69 1-2
Constitutional Law
2000
69 3
"The Constitution at 200"
Contains readings for an unknown class.
1987
69 4-6
Political Science 110
1992-2000
69 7
Salt Lake Community College
1960-1992
70 1-2
The Beauty of Freedom
1987-2001
70 3
The Articles of Confederation
70 4
Bill of Rights and Freedom of Religion
1999
70 5
Checks and Balances
1999
70 6
Civil Rights
70 7
Democracy and Pluralism
70 8
The Judiciary
1997
70 9
The Presidency
71
Transparencies
72
Transparencies
73
Transparencies
74
Transparencies

Names and SubjectsReturn to Top

Subject Terms

  • Electioneering--Utah

Geographical Names

  • United States--Politics and government--1945-1989--Sources
  • United States--Politics and government--1989---Sources
  • Utah--Politics and government--20th century--Sources

Form or Genre Terms

  • Articles
  • Correspondence