Series 206
Governor Dern Colorado River Compact subject file

Dates: 1926-1932.

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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 correspondence, memorandum, minutes, and reports pertaining to Utah's rights and responsibilities as a member of the seven-state Colorado River Compact. These are executive level records created and maintained by the office of Governor George Dern, who acted as the principal agent for Utah on issues related to the 1922 Colorado River Compact. The records here reflect Utah's interaction with other states on Colorado River issues, as well as negotiations and discussions on the 1928 Boulder Canyon Project, which had the effect of specifying annual allotments of water from the Colorado River for the lower basin states of Arizona, Nevada, and California.

Arrangement

Alphabetical by topic.

Research Note

Researchers should note that the microfilm in this series also contains a set of records from the Federal Emergency Relief Administration that appears to have little (to no) connection to the Colorado River Compact.

Related Records

Colorado River Commission case files from the Attorney General's Office, Series 165, contains assorted legal records, correspondence, and reports pertaining to Utah's role in the Colorado River Commission.

Upper Colorado River project case files from the Governor Clyde, Series 200, document the history of the Upper Colorado River Storage Project in the state of Utah, which authorized the construction of reservoir and hydroelectric facilities within the Upper Colorado River Basin.

Speeches from the Governor Dern, Series 209, contains information on Utah's position on Colorado River matters, which are articulated by Governor Dern in the speeches found in this series.

Newspaper clipping scrapbooks from the Governor Blood, Series 13860, contains records on the Colorado River that may relate to the newspaper clippings on water issues that are found in this series.

Colorado River project records from the Department of Natural Resources. Division of Water Rights, Series 13912, demonstrate how the office of the Utah State Engineer was involved with numerous actions and responsibilities pertaining to the Colorado River.

Interstate compacts from the Lieutenant Governor, Series 20221, includes the Colorado River Compact, which apportioned water from the Colorado River among six western states.

Additional Forms

This series is available on microfilm.

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

This series was processed, and finding aid created, by Jim Kichas in November 2014.

Indexing Terms

  • Environmental Conditions
  • Public Utilities
  • Public Works
  • Water and Water Rights

Container List

REEL BOX FOLDER DATE DESCRIPTION
1 1 1 1929 Meeting Minutes
1 1 2 1927 Grimes, Oliver J. Salt Lake Tribune Articles
1 1 3 1927-1928 State and Federal Supreme Court Case
1 1 4 1923-1928 Bibliography with Reports and Articles
1 1 5 1927-1930 Correspondence A to B
1 1 6 1926-1929 Adams, William H. Governor of Colorado
1 1 7 1925-1931 Bacon, George M. State of Utah Engineer
1 1 8 1927-1930 Balzar, Fred A. Governor of Nevada
1 1 9 1926-1928 Bannister, L. Ward President of Colorado River League
1 1 10 1928- Bannister, L. Ward President of Colorado River League
1 1 11 1927 Jan Bannister, L. Ward President of Colorado River League: January to April
1 1 12 1927 May-Dec Bannister, L. Ward President of Colorado River League: May to December
1 1 13 1928 Bannister, L. Ward President of Colorado River League Statements and Hearings
1 1 14 1929-1930 Bannister, L. Ward President of Colorado River League
1 1 15 1927-1931 Boulder Dam
1 1 16 1926-1927 Correspondence C
1 1 17 1926-1927 Carpenter, Delph E. Commissioner State of Colorado Interstate Rivers Compact
2 1 17 1926-1927 Carpenter, Delph E. Commissioner State of Colorado Interstate Rivers Compact
2 1 18 1928- Carpenter, Delph E. Commissioner State of Colorado Interstate Rivers Compact
2 1 19 1929- Carpenter, Delph E. Commissioner State of Colorado Interstate Rivers Compact
2 1 20 1930-1931 Carpenter, Delph E. Commissioner State of Colorado Interstate Rivers Compact
2 1 21 1929-1930 Colorado River Commission
2 1 22 1927-1928 Colton, Don B. U.S. House of Representatives
2 2 1 1927- Colorado River Advisory Committee
2 2 2 1927- Colorado River Advisory Committee: Meeting Minutes
2 2 3 1929- Report Conference of Governors
2 2 4 1927-1930 Correspondence D to F
2 2 5 1927-1930 Governor Dern, George H. Notes and Memos
2 2 6 1927-1930 Governor Dern, George H. Press Releases Colorado River
2 2 7 1927-1930 Governor Dern, George H. Speeches Colorado River Conference
2 2 8 1927-1930 Dillon, R.S. Governor of Mexico
2 2 9 1926-1927 Emerson, Frank C. Governor of Wyoming
2 2 10 1928-1930 Emerson, Frank C. Governor of Wyoming
2 2 11 1927-1931 Correspondence F to G
2 2 12 1927 Fact Finding Committee
2 2 13 1927-1930 Federal Power Commission
3 3 1 1927-1929 Correspondence H to I
3 3 2 1927-1928 Hayden, Carl U.S. Senator
3 3 3 1926-1929 Heard, Dwight B. President of Arizona Republic
3 3 4 1927-1929 Hollenbeck, L.A. Attorney at Law
3 3 5 1927-1929 Hoover, Herbert President-Elect
3 3 6 1925-1929 Hunt, George W.P. Governor of Arizona
3 3 7 1927 Hunt, George W.P. Governor of Arizona
3 3 8 1927-1929 Correspondence J
3 3 9 1925-1928 Correspondence K
3 3 10 1927-1928 Kendrick, John B. U.S. Senator
3 3 11 1925-1927 King, William H. U.S. Senator
3 3 12 1928- King, William H. U.S. Senator
3 3 13 1929-1930 King, William H. U.S. Senator
3 3 14 1927-1928 Correspondence L
3 3 15 1925-1928 Leatherwood, E.O. U.S. House of Representatives
3 4 1 1925-1931 Correspondence M
3 4 2 1927-1929 Maddock, Thomas Arizona Member of Colorado River Commission
3 4 3 1927-1930 Malone, George W. Nevada Member of Colorado River Commission
3 4 4 1927-1929 May, J.P. Roosevelt, Utah Constituent
3 4 5 1929-1931 Mead, Elwood Commissioner of U.S. Department of the Interior Bureau of Reclamation
4 4 5 1929-1931 Mead, Elwood Commissioner of U.S. Department of the Interior Bureau of Reclamation
4 4 6 1926-1929 Correspondence N to O
4 4 7 1926-1930 Correspondence P
4 4 8 1926-1929 Patterson, Knox Attorney at Law
4 4 9 1929-1930 Phillips, John C. Governor of Arizona
4 4 10 1927-1928 Phipps, Lawrence C. U.S. Colorado Senator
4 4 11 1927-1928 Pittman, Key U.S. Nevada Senator
4 4 12 1927-1932 Pound, Earl C. President of Imperial Valley Irrigation District California
4 4 13 1931-1932 Preston, Porter J. Chairman of Colorado River Planning Commission
4 4 14 1926-1930 Correspondence R
4 4 15 1927-1929 Ray, William W. Attorney at Law
4 5 1 1925-1929 Correspondence S
4 5 2 1927-1928 Sain, Charles MacKnight Executive Secretary Colorado River Basin Chamber of Commerce
4 5 3 1926-1928 Scrugham, James G. Governor of Nevada
4 5 4 1926-1928 Smith, Addison T. U.S. House of Represenatives
4 5 5 1926-1930 Smoot, Reed U.S. Senator
4 5 6 1925-1929 Speeches
4 5 7 1925-1930 Correspondence T
4 5 8 1926-1929 Tri-State Meeting
4 5 9 1926-1929 Correspondence W to Y
4 5 10 1926-1929 Wallace, William R. Colorado River Commissioner
4 5 11 1926-1927 White, Sammuel Attorney at Law
4 5 12 1927-1931 Widtsoe, John A. Member of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles LDS Church
4 5 13 1929-1931 Wilbur, Ray Lyman U.S. Secretary of the Interior
4 5 14 1927-1930 Winder, M.S. Secretary of Utah State Farm Bureau
4 5 15 1928-1930 Wilson, Francis C. Attorney at Law
4 5 16 1926- Winning of the West Conference
4 5 17 1927-1928 Winsor, Mulford Secretary of the Colorado River Commission
4 5 18 1927 Winter, Charles E. U.S. House of Represenatives
4 5 19 1927-1929 Water Litigation
4 5 20 1927-1929 Young, C.C. Governor of California
5 5 20 1927-1929 Young, C.C. Governor of California
5 none none 1936 Statistical Summary of Expenditure and Accomplishments - The Emergency Relief Program
5 none none 1934 Federal Emergency Relief Administration - Civiliam Works Administration
5 none none 1934 Federal Emergency Relief Administration - Civilian Works Administration - Transfer of Projects to Works Division
5 none none 1934 Federal Emergency Relief Administration - Civilian Works Administration - Projects Submitted for Approval
5 none none 1934 Federal Emergency Relief Administration - Civilian Works Administration - Minutes and Reports
5 none none 1934 Jan-Mar Federal Emergency Relief Administration - Public Works Administration
5 none none 1934 Federal Emergency Relief Administration - Public Works Administration - Money Allocation
5 none none 1934 Federal Emergency Relief Administration - Public Works Administration - Codes
5 none none 1934 Federal Emergency Relief Administration - Rural Rehabilitation

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