Utah Department of Administrative Services

Division of Archives & Records Service

Series 14104

Governor's Office. Emergency Relief Administration Governor's Emergency Drought Relief Committee records

Dates: 1934-1937.

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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

These reels contain the Governor's Emergency Drought Relief Committee minutes, statistics, expenditures, lists of approved projects, and lists of rejected projects. The minutes list the projects discussed during the meetings and the location, type, estimated cost, and approval status of each project. The statistics list the percentage of net encumbrances classified according to sources of funds and the type of work projects. The weekly time book is a ledger with amounts given to those working on the projects. Projects data describe the project and gives the location, application date, requested funds, granted funds, action date, completion date, and costs. Also included are lists of approved and rejected projects, summary of projects, and recapitulations of rejected and approved projects.

Arrangement

By document type, thereunder chronological.

Related Records

Correspondence from the Governor Blood, Series 186, contains the Governor's correspondence relating to relief activities between 1933-1940.

Relief programs from the Governor Blood, Series 191, contain reports, correspondence, project descriptions, and various other records from Governor Blood's office pertaining to federal and state relief programs.

Water resources reports from the State Planning Board, Series 1180, contain a few related reports and maps of Emergency Relief Administration water projects, including drought relief projects collected by the State Planning Board.

State Advisory Committee on Public Welfare and Emergency Relief minutes from the Governor's Office. Emergency Relief Administration, Series 2696, contain occasional administrative mention of the Drought Relief Program beginning in late 1934.

State agency correspondence from the Governor Blood, Series 14207, contains records documenting how different state agencies dealt with each other and the needs of Utah's citizens during the Depression.

Reports from the Governor's Office. Emergency Relief Administration, Series 17943, contain several reports that provide detailed administrative histories of the Drought Relief Program. One entitled "Report of the Utah Drought Relief Administration" gives a detailed analysis of the projects by county, with maps and photos.

Drought Relief Program project files from the Governor's Office. Emergency Relief Administration, Series 19542, contain the original applications and other documents for many of the drought relief projects, approved and rejected.

Governor's Emergency Drought Relief Committee correspondence from the Governor's Office. Emergency Relief Administration, Series 24307, contains the State Engineer's correspondence relating to his duties as a member of the Drought Relief Committee.

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 initially identified as part of the State Land Board and processed by M. Call in November 1998. In July 2002, Michael Church identified the Governor's Emergency Drought Relief Committee as a subcommittee of the State Advisory Committee on Public Welfare and Emergency Relief and reprocessed this series as part of the Utah Emergency Relief Administration.

Finding Aids

Indexes: An index to projects discussed in the committee meetings precedes the committee minutes. Projects are indexed by project number with reference to corresponding page numbers, covering from May 15, 1934 thru June 13, 1934.

Indexing Terms

  • Depressions—1929—Utah.
  • Utah—Drought relief.

Container List

REEL DESCRIPTION
1 Approved Projects, 1934; Rejected Projects, 1934; Recap of approved projects, 1934; Summary of public works projects, 1934; Report of dought emergency in teh state of Utah for 1934; Recap of rejected projects, 1934; Recap of approved projects, 1934
2 Projects Data, 1935
3 Weekly Time Book, 1934-1936; Minutes, 1934-1935 including index; Relief Stats, 1932-1938