Utah Department of Administrative Services

Division of Archives & Records Service

Series 21987

State Planning Board Industrial trends studies

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Dates: 1919-1940.

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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

Under the direction of the State Planning Board and with the assistance of the Works Progress Administration, a statistical survey of industustrial trends was made for eleven western states. The purpose of this survey was to collect the basic materials necessary to make a comparison of Utah's industrial position in the economy of the region with that of the other states and to compare the trends in industrial growth. This study was valuable in determining factors responsible in part for the population movements within the region, net migration from the state, and other problems of interest. Included are basic compilations for agriculture, livestock, manufacturing, and minerals. Following those is a tabulation of the total study. They made a special report on Carbon County which records population, employment, agriculture, mining, manufacturing, education, and other public resources. There are also studies on domestic and foreign corporations, percentages of forest land in the state, and mortgages in Utah.


Alphabetical by study.

Related Records

Agricultural studies from the State Planning Board, Series 1165, Series has information about Utah agriculture.

Mining studies from the State Planning Board, Series 1175, This series has reports of minerals in the western states.

Industrial resources from the State Planning Board, Series 22009, This series has reports related to many different Utah industries.

State government studies from the State Planning Board, Series 22016, This series has reports related to state expenditures.

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

Processed by M. Call in June 1999 and updated in August 2004 by G. Strack after having been filmed.

Indexing Terms

  • United States. Works Progress Administration.
  • Utah—Industrial promotion.
  • Utah—Commerce.

Container List

1 Basic Compilations; Agriculture, Livestock, Manufacturing
1 Basic Compilations; Minerals
1 Basic Compilations; Total
1 Carbon County study
1 Costs to Utah State Government
1 Domestic and foreign corporation study
1 Exports and imports of commodities
1 Forest land
1 Percentage of total production in western states; Tables IC, vegetables and grains
1 Percentage of total production in western states; Tables 2C, Fruit
1 Percentage of total production in western states; Tables 3B-15B, Livestock and land