State Planning Board Parks and recreation correspondence
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Scope and Content
The State Planning Board gathered information on National Parks for their Park, Parkway, and Recreational areas study. The board was officially designated as the agency which coordinated the cooperative efforts of the following state agencies with the National Park Service in the Park, Parkway, and Recreational areas study: State Land Board, State Fish and Game Department, State Engineers Office, and State Department of Public Roads. The State Planning Board had supervisory direction of the study projects and reports. This series has the correspondence related to this study from various national parks in Utah and in other western states including: Bryce Canyon, Carlsbad Caverns, Crater Lake, Four Corners, Glacier, Grand Canyon, Grand Teton, Mesa Verde, Mt. Ranier, Rocky Mountain, Sequoia, Wind Cave, Yosemite, Yellowstone, and Zion. Most of this correspondence contains data about the number of visitors to the parks and the parks' facilities. This series also has general correspondence from various agencies and associations such as: American Automobile Association, Forest Service, and the National Park Service; and also correspondence concerning the Boulder Canyon Project, the Word's Fair, and general tourist information about the state.
Alphabetical by type of correspondence, thereunder alphabetical by subject, and thereunder chronological.
Parks and recreation reports from the State Planning Board, Series 1171, are associated with the planning board's work with the parks service.
Power resources records from the State Planning Board, Series 1173, include reports about Boulder Dam.
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.
This series was processed by M. Call in July 1999 and microfilmed for reference use in 2003; hard copy was not retained following filming.
- State Engineer's Office.
- United States. National Park Service.
- State Land Board.
- Dept. of Fish and Game.
- National parks and reserves—Public use—Utah.
|1||1||General correspondence; American Automobile Association; 1935|
|1||2||General correspondence; Boulder Canyon Project; 1935|
|1||3||General correspondence; Forest Service; 1934-1939|
|1||4||General correspondence; National Park Service; 1938-1941|
|1||5||General correspondence; Requests for information; 1935|
|1||6||General correspondence; Tourist Information; 1931-1941|
|1||7||General correspondence; World's Fair; 1937-1938|
|1||8||National Park reports and correspondence; Bryce Canyon National Park; 1932-1936|
|1||9||National Park reports and correspondence; Carlsbad Cavern National Park; 1929-1937|
|1||10||National Park reports and correspondence; Crater Lake National Park; 1931-1937|
|1||11||National Park reports and correspondence; Four Corners National Monument; 1939-1940|
|1||12||National Park reports and correspondence; General Grant National Park; 1930-1936|
|1||13||National Park reports and correspondence; Glacier National Park; 1930-1937|
|1||14||National Park reports and correspondence; Grand Canyon National Park; 1934-1937|
|1||15||National Park reports and correspondence; Grand Teton National Park; 1935|
|1||16||National Park reports and correspondence; Mesa Verde National Park; 1930-1935|
|1||17||National Park reports and correspondence; Mt. Ranier National Park; 1929-1937|
|1||18||National Park reports and correspondence; Rocky Mountain National Park; 1930-1937|
|1||19||National Park reports and correspondence; Sequoia National Park; 1931-1936|
|1||20||National Park reports and correspondence; Wayne Wonderland; 1934|
|1||21||National Park reports and correspondence; Wind Cave National Park; 1935|
|1||22||National Park reports and correspondence; Yellowstone National Park; 1933-1937|
|1||23||National Park reports and correspondence; Yosemite National Park; 1931-1937|
|1||24||National Park reports and correspondence; Zion National Park; 1933-1937|