Utah Department of Administrative Services

Division of Archives & Records Service

Series 1141

Mormon Battalion Monument Commission Correspondence

Dates: 1915-1947.

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These records are housed in the Utah State Archives' permanent storage room.

Historical Note

An agency history is available.

Scope and Content

This series contains the correspondence of the Commission responsible for the organization and construction of the Mormon Battalion Monument on Utah's Capital Hill. Correspondence deal primarily with in-state and out-of-state donations, agreements between the Commission and the architects of the monument (Frank Chase Walker and James R.M. Morison with Gilbert P. Riswold serving as sculptor), and efforts made by the Commission to advertise and invite individuals to ceremonies related to the monument, including a 1925 cornerstone laying as well as the official 1927 dedication ceremony . This series also contains a collection of student essays from across the state conveying the historical importance of the Mormon Battalion.

Arrangement

Alphabetical by subject, thereunder chronological by date.

Related Records

Administrative records from the Mormon Battalion Monument Commission, Series 1155, provide information on the administration of the Mormon Battalion Monument Commission as well as a collection of various photographs related to the project.

Design competition artwork from the Mormon Battalion Monument Commission, Series 10891, offers an early vision of the monument as presented in the award winning water color painting submitted in the 1921 design selection competition.

Monument blueprints from the Mormon Battalion Monument Commission, Series 19998, provide the schematic plans used in the construction of the monument.

Daughters of the Mormon Battalion records from the Mormon Battalion Monument Commission, Series 25155, present documents related to the planning and constructing of the monument.

Scrapbook and Newspaper Clippings from the Mormon Battalion Monument Commission, Series 25156, document press reaction to both the Mormon Battalion and the monument created in their honor.

Access Restrictions

This series is classified as Public.

Preferred Citation

Cite the Utah State Archives and Records Service, the creating agency name, the series title, and the series number.

Gaps in Series

Within the miscellaneous correspondence run there are no documents for the years 1929-1932.

Processing Note

This series was processed by James Kichas in July 2003.

Indexing Terms

  • Utah—Officials and employees.

Container List

REEL BOX FOLDER DESCRIPTION
1 1 1 Essays - College, undated
1 1 2 Essays - High School, undated
1 1 3 Essays - Junior High School, undated
1 1 4 Essays - Miscellaneous, undated
1 1 5 Essays - Winning Entries, undated
1 1 6 Miscellaneous Correspondence, undated
1 1 7 Miscellaneous Correspondence, undated
1 1 8 Miscellaneous Correspondence, 1909-1915
1 1 9 Miscellaneous Correspondence, 1916, Jan-Jun
1 1 10 Miscellaneous Correspondence, 1916, Jul-Dec
1 1 11 Miscellaneous Correspondence, 1917-1918
1 1 12 Miscellaneous Correspondence, 1919, Jan-Sep
1 1 13 Miscellaneous Correspondence, 1919, Oct-Dec
1 1 14 Miscellaneous Correspondence, 1920, Jan 01-Jan 19
1 1 15 Miscellaneous Correspondence, 1920, Jan 20-Jan 31
1 1 16 Miscellaneous Correspondence, 1920, Feb
1 1 17 Miscellaneous Correspondence, 1920, Mar
1 1 18 Miscellaneous Correspondence, 1920, Apr
1 1 19 Miscellaneous Correspondence, 1920, May
1 1 20 Miscellaneous Correspondence, 1920, Jun-Dec
1 1 21 Miscellaneous Correspondence, 1921, Jan-May
1 1 22 Miscellaneous Correspondence, 1921, Jun-Dec
1 2 1 Miscellaneous Correspondence, 1922
1 2 2 Miscellaneous Correspondence, 1923
1 2 3 Miscellaneous Correspondence, 1924
1 2 4 Miscellaneous Correspondence, 1925, Jan-Apr
2 2 5 Miscellaneous Correspondence, 1925, May
2 2 6 Miscellaneous Correspondence, 1925, Jun
2 2 7 Miscellaneous Correspondence, 1925, Jul-Dec
2 2 8 Miscellaneous Correspondence, 1926, Jan-Jun
2 2 9 Miscellaneous Correspondence, 1926, Jul-Dec
2 2 10 Miscellaneous Correspondence, 1927, Jan-Apr
2 2 11 Miscellaneous Correspondence, 1927, May
2 2 12 Miscellaneous Correspondence, 1927, Jun-Oct
2 2 13 Miscellaneous Correspondence, 1928, 1933-1934