Utah Department of Administrative Services

Division of Archives & Records Service

Series 25156

Mormon Battalion Monument Commission Scrapbook and Newspaper Clippings

Dates: 1855-1927.

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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 individual newspaper clippings related to both the history of the Mormon Battalion and the efforts of various groups to memorialize them in the form of the Mormon Battalion Monument constructed on Utah's Capital Hill as well as a bound scrapbook compiled by Julia Farnsworth of the Daughters of the Mormon Battalion. This scrapbook provides a unique and extremely useful chronological record of efforts made to ensure the construction of the monument, as well as historical reviews of the Mormon Battalion and statements of its importance.

Arrangement

Alphabetical by subject, thereunder chronological by date.

Undated materials were kept in their original order and filed at the beginning of subjects.

Related Records

Correspondence from the Mormon Battalion Monument Commission, Series 1141, is the correspondence of the Mormon Battalion Monument Commission.

Administrative records from the Mormon Battalion Monument Commission, Series 1155, contain information on the administration of the Mormon Battalion Monument Commission as well photographs related to the project.

Design competition artwork from the Mormon Battalion Monument Commission, Series 10891, offers an early vision of the monument presented in an award winning watercolor painting.

Monument blueprints from the Mormon Battalion Monument Commission, Series 19998, provide schematic information of the monument.

Daughters of the Mormon Battalion records from the Mormon Battalion Monument Commission, Series 25155, include additional documents related to planning and constructing the monument.

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

This series was processed by James Kichas in July 2003.

Indexing Terms

  • Mormon Battalion Monument (Salt Lake City, Utah)

Container List

BOX FOLDER DESCRIPTION
1 1 Millennial Star History of the Mormon Battalion, 1855
1 2 Newspaper Clippings, undated
1 3 Newspaper Clippings, 1915-1925
2 1 Scrapbook, 1905-1922
2 2 Photo Collage, 1927