Utah Department of Administrative Services

Division of Archives & Records Service

Series 2229

Department of Administrative Services. Division Archives and Records Service World War I draft board registers

Dates: i 1917-1918.

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

Scope and Content

This series contains copies of basic military draft board registration data for Utah counties during the first World War. These records were photocopied from the holdings of local draft boards, arranged by county, and microfilmed by the Military Records Section of the State Archives. Since 1957, the Military Records Section had been responsible for collecting all types of records about Utah veterans from any source and for acting as a separate repository for information about Utah veterans

On May 18, 1917 the President signed the Selective Service Law passed by the U.S. Congress which authorized the registration of men between the ages of 18 and 46 for potential service in the war against Germany. A system of district and local boards was created to register, select, examine, and induct men into service. These are the records of the local boards. A county might have more than one local board.

The forms include registration lists (federal form 101 PMGO) which list the individual's number, name, and address given on the registration card. An updated form allowed notation of the man's race. These lists were simply a register of cards in the possession of the local board. The lists were signed and dated by the chairman and/or secretary of the board. There are also forms documenting induction into service (federal form 1029 PMGO) showing order number, serial number, name, call number, occupation, classification, date, the camp to which the man was being sent, and a place to check if he failed to report to military authorities. Finally, there is federal form 164-A which shows order number, person's name, red ink number, date and time the person reported, date the person actually reported to the mobilization camp (or to check if failed to report), and date rejected at mobilization camp or date of final acceptance at mobilization camp. All the counties include the registration forms, and most the induction forms, but few contain the mobilization data. Finished copies were mailed to the Provost Marshal General Office in Washington D.C.

Arrangement

Alphabetical by county name.

Related Records

World War I service records from the Department of Administrative Services. Division Archives and Records Service, Series 2793, contains additional military service data on some of the same World War I draftees.

Military separation forms and benefit records from the Department of Administrative Services. Division Archives and Records Service, Series 2794, contains more information on those who served.

World War I records from the State Historical Society, Series 6307, contains additional military service data on some of the same World War I draftees.

Militia eligibility list from Sevier County (Utah). County Recorder, Series 13478.

Military service cards from the Department of Administrative Services. Division Archives and Records Service, Series 85268, contains additional military service data on some of the same World War I draftees.

World War I service questionnaires from the State Historical Society, Series 85298, contains additional military service data and photographs for some of the same World War I draftees.

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

Microfilmed in 1981. The "original" photocopies were destroyed based on their low quality and instability. Archivally processed by A.C. Cone in 1992.

Indexing Terms

  • Draft registration—Utah.
  • World War, 1914-1918—Utah.
  • Veterans—Utah.
  • United States—Armed Forces—Recruiting and enlistment—World War, 1914-1918.

Container List

REEL DESCRIPTION
1 Beaver County-Salt Lake County
2 Salt Lake County-Summit County
3 Summit County-Weber County