Series 19624
Castle Gate Relief Fund Committee Reports

Dates: i 1924-1936.

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

Historical Note

An agency history is available.

Scope and Content

This series contains reports of the Castle Gate Relief Fund Committee, a committee appointed by Governor Mabey to oversee the distribution of subscribed money after the Castle Gate mine explosion in March 1924. The reports begin in 1924 and end in 1936 when the fund was exhausted and the committee disbanded.

The introductory materials include the Preliminary Report to Governor Mabey which explains the need for emergency relief. The Report on the explosion describes the cause of the mine explosions. Governor Mabey's appeal to the public to donate to the fund is included with a list of contributors.

A group of widows submitted a petition to Governor Dern in 1925 regarding the method of disbursement and the use of the fund.

The annual and final reports to the governor describe the activities of the committee, the amount of money given to each widow, any change in the location or condition of the families, and the state of the funds.

There are also monthly reports on the disbursement of the fund per individual and audit reports of the accounts and records.

Annie Palmer, the hired social worker, submitted weekly reports concerning her visits with the widows and children who were beneficiaries of the fund. The reports begin in July 1925 and end April 1929.


Alphabetical by type of report, thereunder chronological.

Research Note

One of the introductory reports contains photographs. If a patron wants reproductions, use the photos and negatives created for this purpose located in series 10296.

Related Records

Minutes from the Castle Gate Relief Fund Committee, Series 1207, have detailed accounts of Committee meetings reported here.

Photograph copies from the Castle Gate Relief Fund Committee, Series 10296, has reproductions of prints and negatives made for reference use from the original photographs contained here as part of one of the introductory reports.

Correspondence from the Castle Gate Relief Fund Committee, Series 19423, has detailed accounts of communications reported here.

Financial statements from the Castle Gate Relief Fund Committee, Series 19625, has information on the state of the fund reported here.

Case files from the Castle Gate Relief Fund Committee, Series 19626, document the work with the widows reported here.

Additional Forms

This series is available on microfilm.

Access Restrictions

This series is primarily classified as Public. The secondary classification is Private: The social worker reports in this series may contain information about minors, which is considered private for 100 years unders the provisions of Utah Code 63G-2-310..

Preferred Citation

Cite the Utah State Archives and Records Service, the creating agency name, the series title, and the series number.

Processing Note

Processed by M. Call in Dec. 1997. Microfilmed with the inventory updated in 2002.

Indexing Terms

  • Coal mine accidents--Utah--Carbon County.
  • Castle Gate Mine Explosion, Utah, 1924.

Container List

1 1 1 1 Introductory materials; Report on mine disaster; Preliminary Survey of Dependents; Governor Mabey's appeal; List of contributors
1 1 1 2 Petition from group of widows; 1925
1 1 1 3 Annual Reports; 1926-1928
1 1 1 4 Annual Reports; 1929-1932
1 1 1 5 Annual Reports; 1933-1934
1 1 1 6 Annual Reports; 1936
1 1 1 7 Annual Reports; 1924-1933; 1924-1935
1 1 1 8 Disbursement Reports; 1924 Sep-1925 Dec
1 1 1 9 Disbursement Reports; 1926 Feb-Dec
1 1 1 10 Disbursement Reports; 1927 Feb-1929 Oct
1 1 1 11 Disbursement Reports; 1930 Apr-1935 Apr
1 1 1 12 Social Worker Reports; 1924 Mar-Nov; 1925 Jul-Sep
1 1 1 13 Social Worker Reports; 1925 Sep-Dec
1 1 1 14 Social Worker Reports; 1926 Jan-May
1 1 1 15 Social Worker Reports; 1926 May-Dec
1 1 1 16 Social Worker Reports; 1927 Jan-Oct
1 1 1 17 Social Worker Reports; 1928 Jun-1929 Apr

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