Utah Department of Administrative Services

Division of Archives & Records Service

Series 19423

Castle Gate Relief Fund Committee Correspondence

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Dates: 1924-1936.

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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

This series contains surviving letters received and sent by the members of the Castle Gate Relief Fund Committee, a committee appointed by Governor Mabey to oversee the distribution of subscribed donations after the Castle Gate mine explosion in March 1924. The correspondence begins in 1924 and ends in 1936 when the fund was exhausted and the committee disbanded.

The correspondence relates primarily to the organization and duties of the committee members. Initially, the correspondence concerns requests from individuals to receive money from the fund. Resignations from committee members, governor correspondence, social worker findings, and bank statements are all included. General office paperwork such as memos that notify committee members of upcoming meetings is also included. This can serve to document the duties and methods of the committee.

In the back there is a copy of the final report sent to Governor Blood with the final statements of fund allocation. Subsequently there are copies of each committee member's letter of commendation from the governor.



Related Records

Minutes from the Castle Gate Relief Fund Committee, Series 1207, contain the proceedings of the Committee minutes which were also noted in this correspondence.

Reports from the Castle Gate Relief Fund Committee, Series 19624, contain record of disbursement and care of the fund also discussed in the correspondence.

Financial statements from the Castle Gate Relief Fund Committee, Series 19625, contain record of disbursement and care of the fund also discussed in the correspondence.

Case files from the Castle Gate Relief Fund Committee, Series 19626, document the status of each recipient, many of whom wrote the committee requesting money.

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

Copies of office memos were no longer filed after 1929.

Processing Note

The series had originally been arranged alphabetically by subject, receiver, and sender of correspondence and also by Committee member. As the alphabetical arrangement was erratic, a chronological arrangement was imposed. Archival processing was completed in Dec. 1997 by M. Call.

Indexing Terms

  • Coal mine accidents—Utah—Carbon County.
  • Disaster Victims—Utah—Carbon County.

Container List

1 1 1 1924, Mar-May
1 1 2 1924, May-Jun
1 1 3 1924, Jun-Jul
1 1 4 1924, Jul
1 1 5 1924, Aug-Dec
1 1 6 1925, Jan-Apr
1 1 7 1925, May-Jul
1 1 8 1925, Jul-Dec
1 1 9 1926, Jan-Sep
1 1 10 1926, Sep-Dec
1 1 11 1927, Jan-May
1 1 12 1927, May-Jul
1 1 13 1927, Jul-Nov
1 1 14 1928, Jan-Dec
1 1 15 1929, Jan-1930, Jul
1 1 16 1931, Jan-1934, Dec
1 1 17 1935, Apr-1936, Mar