Utah Department of Administrative Services

Division of Archives & Records Service

Series 17943

Governor's Office. Emergency Relief Administration Reports

Dates: 1933-1936.

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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 various reports explaining the fiscal obligations and relief activities of the Utah Emergency Relief Administration (UERA), its several divisions, and programs. Most of the reports in this series are either monthly, quarterly, semi-annual, or annual disclosures of activities compiled by UERA's Division of Research and Statistics. These include financial summaries and statements of receipt and disbursement of funds, statistical analyses of relief per case and per capita, and distribution of total expenditures. Also included are statistical analyses of individual programs in such diverse areas as nutrition, public health, education, gardening, transient relief, drought relief, rural rehabilitation, and old age pensions. The remaining reports explain the activities of specific divisions or programs. These include a report of the Works Division and its several related projects in drought relief, range improvement, and reservoir construction. They contain detailed analysis of each program followed by summaries of activities (or proposed activities) in each county, district, or watershed with many photos, maps, and blueprints. Additional programs include "womens" projects in sewing, quilting, and rug and mattress making, and other projects in insect and rodent control, community sanitation, fish and game conservation, brick making, and self-help cooperatives.

Arrangement

Alphabetical by subject, thereunder chronological by year and month.

Related Records

Correspondence from the Governor Blood, Series 186, contains Governor's correspondence relating to relief activities between 1933-1940.

Relief programs from the Governor Blood, Series 191, contain reports, correspondence, project descriptions, and various other records from Governor Blood's office pertaining to federal and state relief programs.

Water resources reports from the State Planning Board, Series 1180, contain a few related reports and maps of Utah Emergency Relief Administration water projects, including drought relief projects collected by the State Planning Board.

Public relief statistical reports from the Department of Public Welfare, Series 2685, continue the fiscal reports of the Utah Emergency Relief Administration under the Department of Public Welfare.

State Advisory Committee on Public Welfare and Emergency Relief minutes from the Governor's Office. Emergency Relief Administration, Series 2696, contain administrative details on UERA's operations including correspondence, receipt and disbursement of funds, project reviews, and policy determinations.

Governor's Emergency Drought Relief Committee records from the Governor's Office. Emergency Relief Administration, Series 14104, contain the committee's minutes, statistics, expenditures, and lists of approved and rejected drought projects.

State agency correspondence from the Governor Blood, Series 14207, contains records documenting how different state agencies dealt with each other and the needs of Utah's citizens during the Depression.

Drought Relief Program project files from the Governor's Office. Emergency Relief Administration, Series 19542, contain the original applications and other documents for many of the drought relief projects, approved and rejected, conducted by the UERA.

Governor's Emergency Drought Relief Committee correspondence from the Governor's Office. Emergency Relief Administration, Series 24307, contains the State Engineer's correspondence relating to his duties as a member of the Drought Relief Committee.

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 Michael A. Church in 2002. Originally, this series included several Department of Public Welfare statistical reports which were added to Public relief statistical reports, series 2685.

Indexing Terms

  • Economic development projects—Utah.
  • Public welfare—Utah.
  • Depressions—1929—Utah.
  • Utah—Drought relief.

Container List

BOX FOLDER DESCRIPTION
1 1 Drought Relief Program; 1935, Sept
1 2 Proposed Reservoirs in Utah; 1935, April; oversized map removed. See box 2, folder 6 and map drawer 10.
1 3 Proposed Reservoirs in Utah; 1935, May
1 4 Range Improvement Program; 1936, Aug
1 5 UERA annual statistical report; 1934
1 6 UERA monthly statistical report; 1934, Feb
2 1 UERA monthly statistical report; 1934, March
2 2 UERA monthly statistical report; 1934, April
2 3 UERA quarterly statistical reports; 1935, Jan-1936, Feb
2 4 UERA semi-annual statistical report; 1934, July
2 5 UERA statistical summary; 1932, Aug-1936, Feb
2 6 Undeveloped Water Storage in Utah; 1934, Dec [fiche]; see map drawer 10 for original.
2 7 Works Division; 1936, Sept
MAP-CASE FOLDER DESCRIPTION
10 1 Oversized map