Utah Department of Administrative Services

Division of Archives & Records Service

Series 2228

Centennial Commission (1947) Reports

Dates: 1946-1948.

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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 is made up of reports submitted to outline centennial celebrations, projects, and activities as well as to summarize the accomplishments of the Centennial Commission. Records include a 7-page progress report (December 31, 1946), an 8-page "Prospectus of Daily Programs and Problems to Be Met in Preparation of the Centennial Celebration" (May 25 to July 3, 1947), a copy of the 3-page "Director's Report" (September 5, 1947), a carbon copy of the 3-page "Annual Report" (December 10, 1947), and a 110-page, printed booklet known as the "General Report" (1948). The "General Report" is the most comprehensive of the reports and provides the most useful and best overall documentation of the centennial and the history, organization, and work of the commission. Information about disbursements and expenditures for centennial programs is included.

Arrangement

Chronological

Related Records

Correspondence from the Governor Blood, Series 186, includes files for Centennial Commission correspondence, reports, etc., for 1938 and 1939.

Division reports from the Centennial Commission (1947), Series 19315, includes final division reports used to compile the "General Report."

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

Although required by law to report to the governor each December, only two annual reports (dated December 31, 1946, and December 10, 1947) appear in the series.

Processing Note

Archival processing of the reports was completed in February 2000 by W. Glen Fairclough, Jr. The reports subsequently were microfilmed in September 2002.

Indexing Terms

  • Utah--Centennial celebrations, etc.

Container List

REEL BOX FOLDER DESCRIPTION
1 1 1 Progress Report
1 1 2 Prospectus of Daily Programs and Problems to be Met in Preparation of the Centennial Celebration
1 1 3 Director's Report
1 1 4 Annual Report
1 1 5 General Report