Educational Survey Committee Correspondence
These records are housed in the Utah State Archives' permanent storage room.
An agency history is available.
Scope and Content
This series contains correspondence documenting the efforts of the Utah Educational Survey Committee. The Committee was a fact finding body appointed in 1939 by Governor Henry H. Blood. Their purpose was to identify significant problems of public education in Utah and to produce a report for presentation to the Governor "on or before July 1, 1940." The correspondence marks the communications that flowed between the Committee members (who served on a volunteer basis), the Committee's paid research director, schools and universities throughout Utah, as well as national educational bodies and expert individuals that were consulted. Some administrative records are also included indicating budgetary constraints and details of office organization.
Alphabetic by subject or name, thereunder chronological in reverse order
The arrangement is alphabetical by subject or name and thereunder chronological in reverse order. An exception to this are the claims found in box 1, folders 21-28. They are ordered alphabetically rather than chronologically, in keeping with the original order established by the records' creator. Additionally, there are general files (A, B, C, etc.) located at the start of each alphabetic section containing communications from infrequent correspondents that did not justify an individual folder.
Correspondence from the Governor Blood, Series 186, contains Governor Henry H. Blood's incoming and outgoing correspondence, including some pertaining to the Utah Educational Survey Committee.
Research records from the Educational Survey Committee, Series 1217, contain informational data gathered by the Utah Educational Survey Committee. Bulk of information was obtained by questionnaires dispersed to educators throughout the state.
Report from the Educational Survey Committee, Series 23746, contains a one volume report published by the Utah Educational Survey Committee.
Minutes from the Educational Survey Committee, Series 23749, contain official minutes and transcripts of meetings and public hearings held by the Utah Educational Survey Committee. Agenda, attendance rolls, invitations, and relevant correspondence are also included.
This series is classified as Public.
Cite the Utah State Archives and Records Service, the creating agency name, the series title, and the series number.
This series was processed by Anissa Taylor in May 2001.
- Educational evaluation--Utah.
- Higher education and state--Utah.
- Education and state--Utah.
- Educational change--Utah.
- Utah--Education--Aims and objectives.
|1||2||American Council on Education, Jun-Jul 1940|
|1||3||American Council on Education, May 1940|
|1||4||American Council on Education, Dec 1939-Apr 1940|
|1||5||American Council on Education, Jun-Nov 1939|
|1||6||American Council on Education, Expenditures on Educational Survey|
|1||10||Bennion, Heber Jr.|
|1||11||Boards of Education|
|1||12||Board of Supply and Purchase Receipts|
|1||13||Branch Agricultural College|
|1||14||Brigham Young University|
|1||16||Budget Material, (cont.)|
|1||18||Carbon Junior College|
|1||19||Carr, William G.|
|1||20||Child, Stanley N.|
|1||29||Committee Correspondence, Mar-Jun 1940|
|1||30||Committee Correspondence, Dec 1939-Feb 1940|
|1||31||Committee Correspondence, Oct-Nov 1939|
|1||32||Committee Correspondence, Jun-Sep 1939|
|1||33||Convention Correspondence (Administrators Annual), Mar 1940|
|1||34||Convention Correspondence (Administrators Annual), Jan-Feb 1940|
|1||37||Davisson, Dean Malcolm M., Dept. of Economics - University of California|
|1||39||Dixie Junior College, St. George|
|1||43||Griffenhagen and Associates, Jul-Oct 1939|
|1||44||Griffenhagen and Associates, Jun 1939|
|1||46||Hunt, Paul H.|
|1||49||Jacob, Maude B.|
|1||52||Kefauver, Dr. Grayson, Dec 1939-Jul 1940|
|1||53||Kefauver, Dr. Grayson, Aug-Nov 1939|
|1||55||Lambert, Dr. A.C.|
|1||58||Muir, Mrs. Frank B.|
|1||61||National Education Association|
|1||62||National Youth Administration Project|
|1||67||Personnel (Applications for Employment)|
|1||68||Personnel (State of Utah - Employees' Personal Record)|
|1||70||Preston, George D.|
|1||71||Purchase Orders, Jan-Jun 1940|
|1||72||Purchase Orders, Jul-Dec 1939|
|1||74||Requisitions, Jan-Jun 1940|
|1||75||Requisitions, Jul-Dec 1939|
|2||1||S, Jan-Jun 1940|
|2||2||S, Mar-Dec 1939|
|2||3||Smith, Calvin S., Teacher Retirement|
|2||6||Superintendent of Documents|
|2||10||United States Office of Education|
|2||11||University of Utah|
|2||12||Utah State Agricultural College, Jan-Jul 1940|
|2||13||Utah State Agricultural College, Oct-Dec 1939|
|2||16||Weber Junior College|
|2||17||Wolfe, Mrs. James H.|
|2||18||Wood, Dr. Baldwin M., National Resources Planning Board|