Centennial Commission (1947) Division reports
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These records are housed in the Utah State Archives' permanent storage room.
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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 individual divisions which made up the Centennial Commission. Progress reports and final reports were compiled by nearly all divisions and are the most frequently found documents in the series. Final division reports were attached to the annual report submitted to the governor in December 1947 and later incorporated into the "General Report" prepared as the definitive account of the Centennial Commission's efforts to commemorate the coming of the pioneers into the Salt Lake Valley. Some divisions wrote reports about special projects, including publicity, budget, city approaches, a painting exhibit, and a historical brochure.
Alphabetical by division name, thereunder alphabetically by report title
Reports from the Centennial Commission (1947), Series 2228, incorporate individual final division reports into a single report for the commission.
Division correspondence and subject files from the Centennial Commission (1947), Series 19317, includes in the "Reports" folder a Publicity and Promotions Division progress report dated July 19, 1946, missing from this collection, as well as duplicates of progress reports for the Arts, Beautification, and Publicity and Promotion divisions.
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.
Archival processing of these records was completed in November 1998 by W. Glen Fairclough, Jr. The reports subsequently were microfilmed in September 2002.
- Utah—Centennial celebrations, etc.
|1||1||1||Arts Division Final Report (September 15, 1947)|
|1||1||2||Arts Division Final Report (September 15, 1947)|
|1||1||3||Progress Reports; April 19, 1946 (No. 1); May 24, 1946 (No. 2); June 28, 1946 (No. 3); August 30, 1946 (No. 4); October 25, 1946 (No. 5); November 27, 1946 (No. 6); January 17, 1946 (No. 7); February 14, 1947 (No. 8); March 21, 1947 (No. 9); April 25, 1947 (No. 10); May 19, 1947 (No. 11, mislabeled no. 10)|
|1||1||4||Beautification Division Budgets|
|1||1||5||City Approaches Report|
|1||1||7||Progress Reports; February 23 to April 19, 1946; May 24, 1946 June 28, 1946; July 19, 1946; August 30, 1946; August 30 to October 25, 1946; October 25 to November 27, 1946; November 27, 1946, to January 17, 1947; January 17, 1947, to February 14, 1947; Period ending April 25, 1947; Period ending May 17, 1947; Period ending June 17, 1947; Period ending July 18, 1947|
|1||1||8||Exposition Division American Painting, One Hundred Years of; Final Report; Progress Reports [April 15, 1947; May 17, 1947]|
|1||1||9||Finance Final Report|
|1||1||10||Progress Reports; March 13, 1946; May 15, 1947|
|1||1||11||Historical Division Progress Report on Historical Booklet and Bibliography; Report of Committee on Book or Brochure; Report of Historical Committee|
|1||1||12||Intra-State Planning Division Final Report|
|1||1||13||Publicity and Promotion Division Final Report|
|1||1||14||Progress Reports; August 30, 1946; Period ending November 27, 1946; Period ending January 17, 1947; March 21, 1947; April 25, 1947 (includes publicity report); May 17, 1947(includes publicity report)|
|1||1||15||Sports Division Final Report|
|1||1||16||Progress Reports; January 15, 1947; April 24, 1947; May 19, 1947|