Series 10324Councils of Defense Ogden City War Activities Committees records
These records are housed in the Utah State Archives' permanent storage room.
Scope and Content
This series contains records compiled "under the direction of the Commissioners of Ogden City by request of the chairmen of the various War Activities Committees of Ogden City" during World War I. The stated purpose of the compilation was to aid in "future campaigns in reaching more economically and affectively [sic] all those citizens who have aided thus far in the 'Great Work' as well as those who should have aided, but have thus far failed to do so."
The records include a forward, articulating the purpose of the compilation, along with background information on the war, including a copy of President Wilson's address to Congress on 2 April 1917 and a note of the President's visit to Odgen on 23 September 1919. The record outlines the Congressional decision to enter the war and the aims of the war. The bulk of the record is comprised of lists of people, businesses, organizations, and schools in Ogden who contributed to the war effort through the purchase of Liberty Loan bonds and War Saving Stamps, and contributions to the Red Cross or the War Chest. The list also include names of individuals or entities for whom no contributions are recorded. The names are listed in alphabetical order with an address, if known.
Alphabetical by surname.
World War I records from the State Historical Society, Series 6307, contains further correspondence on Council of Defense activities.
This series is available on microfilm.
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.
Processing NoteThe microfilm in this series was archivally processed by Bennett Stapley and Alan B. Barnett in March 2018.
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