Centennial Commission (1947) Reports
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These records are housed in the Utah State Archives' permanent storage room.
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.
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."
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.
This series is classified as Public.
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.
Archival processing of the reports was completed in February 2000 by W. Glen Fairclough, Jr. The reports subsequently were microfilmed in September 2002.
- Utah--Centennial celebrations, etc.
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