Utah Department of Administrative Services

Division of Archives & Records Service

Series 14154

Centennial Commission (1947) Audio recordings

Dates: 1946-1947

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

For preservation purposes, patron use is normally limited to the cassette copies.

Historical Note

An agency history is available.

Scope and Content

This series is made up of audio recordings of various centennial events. Events include the centennial preview at the 1946 Utah Education Association annual meeting, the centennial opening ceremony including an introduction by David O. McKay, and centennial observances. Other recordings are two "Beehive Busybody" traffic safety programs and a 50-second commercial announcement which aired on the "Gillette Cavalcade of Sports" radio program.

Arrangement

Reverse chronological

Research Note

Original phonorgraph discs of the 1947 observances were copied on open reel tapes in 1995. Cassette tapes were made for reference use.

Related Records

Reports from the Centennial Commission (1947), Series 2228, include information about the centennial events.

Centennial motion picture films from the Centennial Commission (1947), Series 15188, correspond with the recorded narration of the centennial events.

Minutes from the Centennial Commission (1947), Series 19313, include information about the centennial events.

Custody History

Records of the Centennial Commission originally were deposited with the Utah Historical Society, which in 1949 was designated by Governor J. Bracken Lee as the official repository for the records of the commission. The newly independent Utah State Archives retained custody of the records following its removal from the Historical Society in 1969.

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

Only "Beehive Busybody" episodes 21 and 22 are included.

Processing Note

Archival processing of these records was completed in December 1999 by W. Glen Fairclough, Jr.

Indexing Terms

  • Utah—Centennial celebrations, etc.

Container List

BOX AUDIOTAPE DESCRIPTION
1 1 Side 1: 1947 Centennial Observances (Reel 1, parts 1 and 2); Side 2: 1947 Centennial Observances (Reel 1, parts 3 and 4)
1 2 Side 1: 1947 Centennial Observances (Reel 2, parts 1 and 2); Side 2: 1947 Centennial Observances (Reel 2, parts 3 and 4)
1 3 Side 1: 1947 Centennial Observances (Reel 3, parts 1 and 2); Side 2: 1947 Centennial Observances (Reel 3, parts 3 and 4)
1 4 Side 1: 1947 Centennial Observances (Reel 4, parts 1 and 2); Side 2: 1947 Centennial Observances (Reel 5)
1 5 Side 1: Official opening ceremony; introduction by David O. McKay; part 2; part 3 (start); Side 2: Part 3 (conclusion); part 4; part 5 (start)
1 6 Side 1: Part 5 (conclusion); part 6; part 7 (start); Side 2: Part 7 (conclusion)
1 7 Side 1: Part 1: Official lighting ceremony at Brigham Young Monument from KSL Radio (1 May 1947). Part 2: Lighting ceremony (conclusion); Side 2: Centennial Preview, Utah Education Association and Centennial Commission, parts 1 and 2 (11 October 1946)
1 8 Side 1: Centennial Preview, parts 3 and 4; Side 2: Centennial Preview, parts 5 and 6
1 9 Side 1: Centennial Preview, parts 7 and 8 (conclusion); Side 2: Beehive Busybody, numbers 21 and 22
1 10 Side 1: Gillette Nationwide Announcement (1947); Side 2: Blank
2 1 1947 Centennial Observances (Reel 1, parts 1 and 2);
2 2 1947 Centennial Observances (Reel 1, parts 3 and 4)
2 3 1947 Centennial Observances (Reel 2, parts 1 and 2)
2 4 1947 Centennial Observances (Reel 2, parts 3 and 4)
2 5 1947 Centennial Observances (Reel 3, parts 1 and 2)
2 6 1947 Centennial Observances (Reel 3, parts 3 and 4)
2 7 1947 Centennial Observances (Reel 4, parts 1 and 2)
2 8 1947 Centennial Observances (Reel 5)
2 9 Official opening ceremony (introduction by David O. McKay; part 1; part 3)
2 10 Official opening ceremony (part 2; part 4)
2 11 Official opening ceremony (part 5; part 7)
2 12 Official opening ceremony (part 6); Official lighting ceremony at Brigham Young Monument from KSL Radio (1 May 1947(part 1)
2 13 Lighting ceremony (part 2)
2 14 Centennial Preview, Utah Education Association and Centennial Commission, parts 1 and 3 (11 October 1946)
2 15 Centennial Preview, parts 2 and 4
2 16 Centennial Preview, parts 5 and 7
2 17 Centennial Preview, parts 6 and 8
2 18 Beehive Busybody, numbers 21 and 22
2 19 Gillette Nationwide Announcement (1947)