BURGENER, Clair Walter, 1921-2006


Collection of the U.S. House of Representatives

Guide to Research Collections

Brigham Young University
Special Collections, Harold B. Lee Library
Provo, UT
Papers: 1975-1982, 12 linear feet.
The papers of Clair Burgener include newspaper articles, newsletters, an autobiography, and an excerpt from the Congressional Record. The materials deal with Burgener’s contribution to legislative actions relating to the mentally challenged.


California State Archives
Sacramento, CA
Oral History: 1990, 189 pages.
An interview of Clair Burgener by Phillip L. Gianos, Oral History Program, California State University, Fullerton for the State Government Oral History Program, California Archives. In the interview, Clair Burgener discusses California state politics, government, and legislation from the assembly and senate viewpoints, his relationship with Speaker of the House Jesse Unruh, and lack of worthwhile committee assignments while in the assembly. Also discussed is reapportionment, activities in Congress, Clair Burgener’s work with mentally retarded children, and his relationship with presidents, governors, and colleagues. A volume includes an index of names discussed in the interview.


University of California, Berkeley
The Bancroft Library
Berkeley, CA
Oral History: 1992, 193 pages.
An interview with Clair Burgener by Phillip L. Gianos, Oral History Program, California State University, Fullerton for the State Government Oral History Program, California State Archives.


University of California, Los Angeles
Special Collections, Charles E. Young Research Library
Los Angeles, CA
Papers: In the James Richardson papers on the Ku Klux Klan in Southern California, 1910-1985, 2.5 linear feet.
Persons represented include Clair Burgener.