State Planning Board Proposed Escalante National Monument records
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These records are housed in the Utah State Archives' permanent storage room.
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Scope and Content
The State Planning board investigated the proposed Escalante National Monument to determine the value of the land and the possible consequences of declaring the land a monument. The original plan encompassed 6,968 square miles, thereby causing controversy over the possibility that eight percent of the total area of the state would be withdrawn from development. Included in this series is the committee's correspondence; data concerning grazing and mineral resources; a boundary description; map of the monument; minutes and transcripts of meetings; newspaper clippings and journal articles about federal policies; a proposed proclamation; and a planning board proposal.
Alphabetical by report.
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 in 2002 with the series updated.
- National monuments—Utah.
- Escalante River Valley (Utah).
- Utah—Land use—Planning.
|1||1||1||Correspondence; 1936 - 1938|
|1||1||2||Data covering grazing and mineral resources in the proposed monument;1936|
|1||1||3||Description of boundary;|
|1||1||4||Maps of proposed monument;|
|1||1||5||Minutes of a preliminary committee meeting;1937|
|1||1||6||Newspaper clippings and journal articles on Secretary of State's policies; 1938 - 1940|
|1||1||7||Notes on the mineral resources of the proposed monument;1936|
|1||1||8||Preliminary report- the proposed Escalante Monument;1936|
|1||1||9||Proposal to create the monument;|
|1||1||10||Proposed porclamation to establish the monument;|
|1||1||11||Transcript of meeting to discuss proposed monument;1936|