Utah Department of Administrative Services

Division of Archives & Records Service

Series 19316

Centennial Commission (1947) Correspondence and subject files

Dates: 1945-1948.

2.90 cubic feet and 2 microfilm reelsSkip to Containers

These records are housed in the Utah State Archives' permanent storage room.

Historical Note

An agency history is available.

Scope and Content

Correspondence of the Centennial Commission makes up the majority of this series, however the series includes numerous subject files. The records were used in the general administration and management of the commission as well as in planning various events, programs, and compiling publications.

In addition to correspondence, these records include: agreements and contracts, a chronology of centennial events, general news stories and speech notes, a prospectus of the centennial exposition, the text of the Kodachrome slide show, the text of narrator's script for the centennial motion picture, a report on the "100 Years of American Painting" exhibit, and minutes with budget information.

Arrangement

Alphabetical by subject

Research Note

Blue prints of exhibit space and drawings for the set of the musical "Blossom Time" were removed to oversize storage. A poster from series 2227 inadvertently was filmed with this series.

Related Records

Correspondence from the Governor Blood, Series 186, includes files for Centennial Commission correspondence, reports, etc., for 1938 and 1939.

Minutes from the Centennial Commission (1947), Series 19313, include correspondence related to commission meetings.

Division correspondence and subject files from the Centennial Commission (1947), Series 19317, includes correspondence and subject files maintained by the various committees and divisions of the Centennial Commission.

Custody History

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.

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

Archival processing of these records was completed in January 2000 by W. Glen Fairclough, Jr. The correspondence and subject files subsequently were microfilmed in September 2002. Box 4, oversize materials, also includes oversize items from series 2227 and 19317. See series inventories for details.

Indexing Terms

  • Utah—Centennial celebrations, etc.

Container List

REEL BOX FOLDER DESCRIPTION
1 1 1 Agreements and Financial reports; Audit of cash receipts, June 2-22, 1947
1 1 2 Agreements and Financial reports; Report of Division on Finance and Accounts, 1947
1 1 3 Agreements and Financial reports; Financial Reports, 1947
1 1 4 Agreements and Financial reports; County Financial Reports, 1947
1 1 5 Agreements and Financial reports; Beaver County
1 1 6 Agreements and Financial reports; Box Elder County
1 1 7 Agreements and Financial reports; Cache County
1 1 8 Agreements and Financial reports; Carbon County
1 1 9 Agreements and Financial reports; Daggett County
1 1 10 Agreements and Financial reports; Davis County
1 1 11 Agreements and Financial reports; Duchesne County
1 1 12 Agreements and Financial reports; Emery County
1 1 13 Agreements and Financial reports; Garfield County
1 1 14 Agreements and Financial reports; Grand County
1 1 15 Agreements and Financial reports; Iron County
1 1 16 Agreements and Financial reports; Juab County
1 1 17 Agreements and Financial reports; Kane County
1 1 18 Agreements and Financial reports; Millard County
1 1 19 Agreements and Financial reports; Morgan County
1 1 20 Agreements and Financial reports; Piute County
1 1 21 Agreements and Financial reports; Rich County
1 1 22 Agreements and Financial reports; Salt Lake County (Bingham Canyon, East Millcreek and Magna-Garfield)
1 1 23 Agreements and Financial reports; San Juan County
1 1 24 Agreements and Financial reports; Sanpete County
1 1 25 Agreements and Financial reports; Sevier County
1 1 26 Agreements and Financial reports; Summit County
1 1 27 Agreements and Financial reports; Tooele County
1 1 28 Agreements and Financial reports; Utah County
1 1 29 Agreements and Financial reports; Uintah County
1 1 30 Agreements and Financial reports; Wasatch County
1 1 31 Agreements and Financial reports; Washington County
1 1 32 Agreements and Financial reports; Wayne County
1 1 33 Agreements and Financial reports; Weber County
1 1 34 Agreements and Financial reports; Division 13; Agreement, Gus P. Backman, 1947
1 1 35 Agreements and Financial reports; Division 13; Agreement, Radio Service Corporation of Utah (KSL), 1947
1 1 36 Agreements and Financial reports; Division 13; Agreement, David Trevithick, 1947
1 1 37 Agreements and Financial reports; Division 13; Agreement, Utah Picture Production, Inc., 1947
1 1 38 Agreements and Financial reports; Division 13; Agreement, Utah Public Health Association, 1947
1 1 39 Agreements and Financial reports; Division 14; Approval and Direction, Utah State Fair Board Association, 1947
1 1 40 Agreements and Financial reports; Division 15; Agreement, Weber Junior College, 1947
1 1 41 Agreements and Financial reports; Division 18; Agreement, Utah Symphony (first contract), 1947
1 1 42 Agreements and Financial reports; Division 18; Agreement, Utah Symphony (second contract), 1947
1 1 43 Agreements and Financial reports; Division 20; Agreement, Western Service Company, 1947
1 1 44 Agreements and Financial reports; Division 27; Agreement, Armored Motors Service, 1947
1 1 45 Agreements and Financial reports; Division 27; Agreement, Beehives Midways, Inc., 1947
1 1 46 Agreements and Financial reports; Division 27; Agreement, Building Board [Utah State], 1947
1 1 47 Agreements and Financial reports; Division 27; Agreement, Electronic Radio Corporation, 1947
1 1 48 Agreements and Financial reports; Division 27; Agreement, Future Farmers of America, 1947
1 1 49 Agreements and Financial reports; Division 27; Agreement, KALL Broadcasting (Queen for a Day program), 1947
1 1 50 Agreements and Financial reports; Division 27; Agreement, Mountain States Telephone and Telegraph, Co., 1947
1 1 51 Agreements and Financial reports; Division 27; Agreement, Music Broadcasters, Inc. (Muzak), 1947
1 1 52 Agreements and Financial reports; Division 27; Agreement, Western Decorating Service (B.O. Barnes), 1947
1 1 53 Agreements and Financial reports; Division 27; Agreement, Western Service Company (supplemental), 1947
1 1 54 Contracts and Agreements [Sample of agreements entered into between performers, etc., and Centennial Commission] Utah State County Contracts (Sanpete and Weber), 1947
1 1 55 Contracts and Agreements; Division 13; American Legion (Cyprus Post No. 38), 1947
1 1 56 Contracts and Agreements; Division 13; Daughters of the Utah Pioneers, 1947
1 1 57 Contracts and Agreements; Division 13; Avard Fairbanks, 1946
1 1 58 Contracts and Agreements; Division 14; American Federation of Musicians, 1947
1 1 59 Contracts and Agreements; Division 14; Leonard W. Elton, attorney, 1947
1 1 60 Contracts and Agreements; Division 15; John Cobb, 1947
1 1 61 Contracts and Agreements; Division 15; Decker Lighting Company, 1947
1 1 62 Contracts and Agreements; Division 15; Intermountain Amateur Ski Association, 1947
1 1 63 Contracts and Agreements; Division 15; Lehi Civic Improvement Association, 1947
1 1 64 Contracts and Agreements; Division 15; University of Utah Athletic Board (NCAA Track and Field Championship), 1947
1 1 65 Contracts and Agreements; Division 18; Vern Adix, 1947
1 1 66 Contracts and Agreements; Division 18; John L. Ballif, 1947
1 1 67 Contracts and Agreements; Division 18; California Western Music Educators Association, 1947
1 1 68 Contracts and Agreements; Division 18; Crafton Call, 1947
1 1 69 Contracts and Agreements; Division 19; ""Blossom Time,"" 1946
1 1 70 Contracts and Agreements; Division 19; ""Dear Ruth"" and ""Peg O' My Heart,"" 1947
1 1 71 Contracts and Agreements; Division 20; American Federation of Musicians, 1947
1 1 72 Contracts and Agreements; Division 20; American Guild of Variety Artists, 1947
1 1 73 Contracts and Agreements; Division 20; Lila Eccles Brimhall, 1947
1 1 74 Contracts and Agreements; Division 20; Alfred Drake, 1947
1 1 75 Contracts and Agreements; Division 20; Jet MacDonald, 1947
1 1 76 Contracts and Agreements; Division 22; American Federation of Arts, 1946
1 1 77 Contracts and Agreements; Division 23; Juab High School Band, 1947
1 1 78 Contracts and Agreements; Division 23; Ketchum Builders Supply Company, 1947 [oversize blueprints removed to box 4]
1 1 79 Contracts and Agreements; Division 27; American Federation of Musicians, 1947
1 1 80 Contracts and Agreements; Division 27; American Guild of Variety Artists (AGVA), 1947
1 1 81 Contracts and Agreements; Division 27; Water Follies, Inc., 1946
1 1 82 Contracts and Agreements; Division 28; Barnes-Carruthers Theatrical Enterprises, Inc., 1947
1 1 83 Correspondence (Director); American Guild of Variety Artists, 1947
1 1 84 Correspondence (Director); American Society of Composers, Authors, and Publishers (ASCAP), re ""Holiday on Ice,"" 1947
1 1 85 Correspondence (Director); Attorney General, 1946-1947
1 1 86 Correspondence (Director); Attorney General legal decisions (Grover A. Giles), 1947
1 1 87 Correspondence (Director); Backman, Gus P., 1947
1 1 88 Correspondence (Director); ""The Barretts of Wimpole Street,"" 1947
1 1 89 Correspondence (Director); Commemorative Coin, 1947
1 1 90 Correspondence (Director); Examiners, Utah State Board of, 1946-1947
1 1 91 Correspondence (Director); Executive Committee, 1946
1 1 92 Correspondence (Director); Executive Committee, 1947
1 1 93 Correspondence (Director); Finance, Utah State Department of, 1947
1 1 94 Correspondence (Director); Insurance, 1947
1 1 95 Correspondence (Director); Insurance Policies (Ticket Booths), 1947
1 1 96 Correspondence (Director); Letters (Incoming), 1947
1 1 97 Correspondence (Director); Letters (Outgoing), 1947
1 1 98 Correspondence (Director); Miscellaneous Material, 1946
1 1 99 Correspondence (Director); Office Memorandums, 1947
1 1 100 Correspondence (Director); Payroll register, 1947
1 1 101 Correspondence (Director); Requisitions (Stephen J. Moloney), 1947
1 1 102 Correspondence (Director); Requisitions (Revolving Funds), 1947
1 1 103 Correspondence (Director); Requisitions (David R. Trevithick), 1947
1 1 104 Correspondence (Director); Ski Associations, 1946-1947
1 1 105 Correspondence (Director); Utah State Fair, January-April 1947
2 1 106 Correspondence (Director); Utah State Fair, May 1947
2 1 107 Correspondence (Director); Utah State Fair, June-September 1947
2 1 108 Correspondence (Director); Utah State Fair, fairgrounds improvements, 1946-1947; Color photograph of fairgrounds model (roofing proposal), no date
2 1 109 Correspondence (Director); Karl P. Weiler, 1947
2 1 110 Correspondence (General File); Building Board, Utah State, 1947
2 1 111 Correspondence (General File); Centennial Committees, 1947
2 1 112 Correspondence (General File); The Centennial Exposition, 1947
2 1 113 Correspondence (General File); Chronology of Centennial Events, 1946-1947
2 1 114 Correspondence (General File); Chronology of Centennial Events, 1946-1947
2 1 115 Correspondence (General File); Claims (Board of Examiners), 1947
2 1 116 Correspondence (General File); General Correspondence, 1946-1947
2 1 117 Correspondence (General File); General Stories, 1947
2 1 118 Correspondence (General File); General Stories, 1947
2 1 119 Correspondence (General File); General Stories, 1947
2 1 120 Correspondence (General File); General Stories, 1947
2 1 121 Correspondence (General File); General Stories, 1947
2 1 122 Correspondence (General File); General Stories, 1947
2 1 123 Correspondence (General File); General Stories, 1947
2 1 124 Correspondence (General File); General Stories, 1947
2 1 125 Correspondence (General File); General Stories, 1947
2 1 126 Correspondence (General File); General Stories, 1947
2 1 127 Correspondence (General File); General Stories, 1947
2 1 128 Correspondence (General File); General Stories, 1947
2 1 129 Correspondence (General File); General Stories, 1947
2 1 130 Correspondence (General File); General Stories, 1947
2 1 131 Correspondence (General File); General Stories, 1947
2 1 132 Correspondence (General File); General Stories, 1947
2 1 133 Correspondence (General File); General Stories, 1947
2 1 134 Correspondence (General File); General Stories, 1947
2 1 135 Correspondence (General File); General Stories, 1947
2 1 136 Correspondence (General File); General Stories, 1947
2 1 137 Correspondence (General File); General Stories, 1947
2 1 138 Correspondence (General File); General Stories, 1947
2 1 139 Correspondence (General File); General Stories, 1947
2 1 140 Correspondence (General File); General Stories, 1947
2 1 141 Correspondence (General File); General Stories, 1947
2 1 142 Correspondence (General File); General Stories, 1947
2 1 143 Correspondence (General File); General Stories, 1947
2 1 144 Correspondence (General File); General Stories, 1947
2 1 145 Correspondence (General File); Governors Conference planning records (correspondence), 1946-1948
2 1 146 Correspondence (General File); Governors Conference planning records (agenda, program, room assignments), 1947
2 1 147 Correspondence (General File); Parades, 1947
2 1 148 Correspondence (General File); Pioneer Exhibit, 1947-1948
2 1 149 Correspondence (General File); Planning, 1947
2 1 150 Correspondence (General File); Stamp, Centennial, 1947
2 2 1 Miscellaneous administrative records, 1945-1947
2 2 2 Miscellaneous administrative records, 1945-1947
2 2 3 Miscellaneous administrative records, 1945-1947
2 2 4 Miscellaneous administrative records, 1945-1947
2 2 5 Miscellaneous administrative records, 1945-1947
2 2 6 Narrator's script for centennial motion pictures (draft), 1947
2 2 7 Narrator's script for centennial motion pictures (draft), 1947
2 2 8 Narrator's script for centennial motion pictures (final), 1947
2 2 9 Narrator's script for centennial motion pictures (final), 1947
2 2 10 Program copy, Utah Education Association (UEA) Centennial Preview, 1946
2 3 1a Medals and cuts, 1947; Centennial emblem, 1 1/4 inch (four)
2 3 1b Medals and cuts, 1947; Centennial emblem (medal of honor), 4 3/4 inch (one)
2 3 1c Medals and cuts, 1947; Centennial emblem (commission member medal with ribbon), (one)
2 3 2 Medals and cuts, 1947; Centennial emblem, 4 inch (one); Centennial seal (beehive), 4 3/4 inch (one)
2 4(oversize) 23 [See series 2227, box 1, folder 23]
2 4(oversize) 1 Blueprints for reviewing stand [removed from box 1, folder 78], 1947
2 4(oversize) 2 Centennial emblem, 1947
2 4(oversize) 3 Certificate of appreciation of Pres. David O. McKay, commission chairman 1947
2 4(oversize) 4 Avard Fairbanks background material
2 4(oversize) 5 Avard Fairbanks newspaper clippings
2 4(oversize) 6 Fairgrounds area map, no date
2 4(oversize) 7 Proclamation issued during special legislative session at Fillmore, 8 March 1947
2 4(oversize) 8 ""This Is the Place"" musical score and correspondence, May 1947
REEL MAP-CASE FOLDER DESCRIPTION
2 28 1 Pictorial Scenic and Historic Map of Utah, circa 1945 [spliced at the beginning of reel]