Utah Department of Administrative Services

Division of Archives & Records Service

Series 190

Governor Blood Defense agencies administrative records

Dates: 1940.

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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 defense records were acquired by the governor's office as part of the state's participation in national defense. The federal government felt grassroots participation was needed to keep domestic harmony. This series contains records from the National, State, and Local Defense Councils, the Selective Service Board and information on the Alien Registration Act. The material is in the form of correspondence, minutes, and legislation. The Defense Council was created to keep domestic peace and prevent such crimes as sedition, sabotage, and espionage. The Selective Service Board was created to conscript eligible men for possible U. S. involvement in World War II. The Alien Registration Act's purpose was to aid national security by enforcing each alien, age fourteen and older, to register by giving identification and fingerprints. Aliens under fourteen were to be registered by parents or guardians but were not required to give fingerprints. A four-month period was given for all aliens to register.

The records for the Defense Council and the Selective Service Board pertain to their organization. Within the records, information such as the breakdown of power within the Defense Council beginning with the National Council and ending with a city or county Defense Council can be found. The records for the Selective Service Board contain appointments, declinations, and correspondence with the National Headquarters.

Arrangement

Alphabetical by creating board or act, thereunder alphabetical by subject.

Related Records

Defense reports from the State Planning Board, Series 1174, are additional reports created by the State Planning Board in conjunction with the governor's office and the defense councils.

Selective service cards from the State Historical Society, Series 85289, contain the records of Utah World War II veterans.

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 Wendy Checketts 2000 and microfilmed for reference use in December 2002.

Indexing Terms

  • Blood, Henry Hooper, 1872-1942.
  • Utah. State Council of Defense.
  • Aliens—United States—Utah—Identification.
  • Utah—Draft.
  • Utah—Military readiness.

Container List

REEL BOX FOLDER DESCRIPTION
1 1 1 Alien Registration Act
1 1 2 Council of Defense
1 1 3 Council of Defense; Advisory Commission to the Council of National Defense
1 1 4 Council of Defense; Federal/State Conference on Law Enforcement problems of National Defense
1 1 5 Council of Defense; legislation, state
1 1 6 Council of Defense; minutes
1 1 7 Council of Defense; news releases
1 1 8 Council of Defense; news releases
1 1 9 Council of Defense; Office of Government Reports
1 1 10 Council of Defense; organization of council
1 1 11 Council of Defense; suggestions for state and local cooperation, Aug
1 1 12 Council of Defense; suggestions for state and local cooperation, Sep
1 1 13 Council of Defense; suggestions for state and local cooperation, Sep
1 1 14 Selective Service Board
1 1 15 Selective Service Board; appointments and acceptance to local boards, Sep
1 1 16 Selective Service Board; appointments and acceptance to local boards, Sep
1 1 17 Selective Service Board; appointments and acceptance to local boards, Sep
1 1 18 Selective Service Board; appointments and acceptance to local boards, Oct-Dec
1 1 19 Selective Service Board; appointments to Advisory Board
1 2 1 Selective Service Board; declination of appointment
1 2 2 Selective Service Board; National Headquarter Selective Service System, Jul-Sep
1 2 3 Selective Service Board; National Headquarters Selective Service System, Oct
1 2 4 Selective Service Board; National Headquarters Selective Service System, Nov-Dec
1 2 5 Selective Service Board; protests from Carbon County
1 2 6 Selective Service Board; volunteers for service, Sep
1 2 7 Selective Service Board; volunteers for service, Oct-Nov