Utah Department of Administrative Services

Division of Archives & Records Service

Series 22918

Governor Blood Colorado River correspondence

Dates: 1933-1940.

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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

This series contains correspondence concerning the Colorado River and the distribution of its water. Utah was one of the four members of the upper basin states. Because of the lower basin reclamation projects, such as the Hoover Dam, the upper basin states were interested in devising their own reclamation plans to assure their share of water as designated in the Colorado River Compact of 1922. This series exhibits the actions taken by state government to safeguard their share of the water. The series contains legislative bills, resolutions, general correspondence, minutes and reports.

Arrangement

Chronological by year thereunder alphabetical by subject when applicable.

Various years within this series are broken down further by subject within the year. Retakes of missed (including an oversized map) or blurred items appear at the beginning of the appropriate reel.

Related Records

Correspondence from the Governor Blood, Series 186, contains correspondence relating to the Colorado River.

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

The records in this series were pulled from Governor Blood's general correspondence, Series 186, because of their completeness in content and the importance of the topic. This series was processed by Wendy Checketts, April 2000. The series was filmed with the inventory updated in 2003.

Indexing Terms

  • Blood, Henry Hooper, 1872-1942.
  • Colorado River (Colo.-Mexico).
  • Utah—Water-supply.
  • Utah—Water resources development—Law and legislation.

Container List

REEL BOX FOLDER DESCRIPTION
1 1 1 1933, Jan-Nov
1 1 2 1934; Colorado River Conference, Jan-Sep
1 1 3 1934; Colorado River Conference, Oct
1 1 4 1934; Colorado River Conference, Nov-Dec
1 1 5 1934; Colorado River Conference; minutes
1 1 6 1935, Jan-Feb
1 1 7 1935, Mar-Aug
1 1 8 1935, Sep
1 1 9 1935, Oct-Dec
1 1 10 1937, Jan-May 14
1 1 11 1937, May 15-17 (oversized map removed - see map drawer 9 and beginning splice)
1 1 12 1937, May 18-31
1 1 13 1937, Jun-Aug
1 1 14 1937, Sep
1 1 15 1937, Oct
1 1 16 1937, Nov
1 1 17 1937, Dec
1 1 18 1938; Denver meeting, Apr-May
1 1 19 1938; Denver meeting, Jun
1 1 20 1938; Discussion by E. A. West
1 1 21 1938; Governor's Commission
1 1 22 1938; Las Vegas meeting
1 1 23 1938; Lower Basin States meeting
1 1 24 1938; Metro Water District of Southern California, Apr
1 1 25 1938; Metro Water District of Southern California, May
1 1 26 1938; Metro Water District of Southern California, May
1 1 27 1938; Metro Water District of Southern California, June
1 1 28 1938; Minutes from Utah Water Storage Commission and Colorado River Commission, 23 April, 1938
1 1 29 1938; Minutes from Utah Water Storage Commission and Colorado River Commission, 25 April, 1938
1 1 30 1938; Miscellaneous Correspondence, Feb
1 1 31 1938; Miscellaneous Correspondence, Mar-Apr
1 1 32 1938; Miscellaneous Correspondence, May
1 1 33 1938; Miscellaneous Correspondence, Jun
1 1 34 1938; Miscellaneous Correspondence, Jul-Dec
2 1 35 1938; Miscellaneous Correspondence; King, William H.
2 1 36 1938; Miscellaneous Correspondence; Murdock, Abe
2 1 37 1938; Miscellaneous Correspondence; Robinson, J. W.
2 1 38 1938; Miscellaneous Correspondence; Thomas, Elbert D.
2 1 39 1938; Phoenix meeting
2 1 40 1938; Santa Fe meeting, Jan
2 1 41 1938; Santa Fe meeting, Feb
2 1 42 1938; Santa Fe meeting, Mar 1-10
2 1 43 1938; Santa Fe meeting, Mar 11-31
2 1 44 1938; Santa Fe meeting, Apr-May
2 1 45 1938; Yellowstone Park meeting, Jun-Jul 15
2 1 46 1938; Yellowstone Park Meeting, Jul 16-Aug
2 1 47 1939, Feb-Apr
2 1 48 1939, May
2 1 49 1939, Jun
2 1 50 1939, July
2 1 51 1939, Aug-Dec
2 1 52 1940, Feb-Mar 12
2 1 53 1940, Mar 12-18
2 1 54 1940, Mar 19-31
2 1 55 1940, Apr 1-22
2 1 56 1940, Apr 23-30
2 1 57 1940, May
2 1 58 1940, Colorado River Conservation Board