Utah Department of Administrative Services

Division of Archives & Records Service

Series 1173

State Planning Board Power resources records

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Dates: 1931-1938.

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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

One of the duties of the State Planning Board was to plan for the conservation and development of the natural resources of the state. Power resources was an important part of their development plans. This series includes charts and maps that they gathered which show locations of dams and power-use statistics; an analysis of Boulder Dam power; correspondence; federal reports; collections of reports on electrification costs, possible future development of power in Utah, power consumption, power generation, and power distribution; a study on the problems of rural electrification; power plants in general; and Salt Lake power.


Alphabetical by name of report.

Related Records

Economic statistics from the State Planning Board, Series 1176, This series has data on Utah's power use by county.

Water resources reports from the State Planning Board, Series 1180, This series has reports related to dams and power.

Maps from the State Planning Board, Series 5597, This has reports on power resources.

Parks and recreation correspondence from the State Planning Board, Series 22027, This series has correspondence about Boulder Dam.

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.

Processing Note

This series was processed by M. Call in May 1999 and updated in August 2004 by G. Strack after having been filmed.

Indexing Terms

  • Hydroelectric power plants—Utah.
  • Utah—Energy development.
  • Utah—Electric power distribution.
  • Rural electrification—Utah.

Container List

1 Analysis of rates of Boulder Canyon power; 1938
1 Charts and maps
1 Correspondence
1 Estimate of cost of power at the proposed fresh water lake; 1934
1 Federal reports
1 Pioche power line- Boulder Canyon; 1935
1 Power Data- collection of reports; Electrical energy cost data
1 Power Data- collection of reports; Possible future development in Utah
1 Power Data- collection of reports; Power consumption
1 Power Data- collection of reports; Power distribution
1 Power Data- collection of reports; Power generation in Utah
1 Power Data- collection of reports; Preliminary power studies
1 Power plants in Utah, McGraw Central Station Directory; 1931-1939
1 Power resources; 1935
1 Rural electrification; 1934
1 Salt Lake region power; 1938