Series 206Governor Dern Colorado River Compact subject file
These records are housed in the Utah State Archives' permanent storage room.
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.
Alphabetical by topic.
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.
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.
This series is available on microfilm.
This series is available online as part of the Utah State Archives Digital Archives.
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, and finding aid created, by Jim Kichas in November 2014.
- Environmental Conditions
- Public Utilities
- Public Works
- Water and Water Rights
|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||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||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||15||1925-1928||Leatherwood, E.O. U.S. House of Representatives|
|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||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||15||1927-1929||Ray, William W. Attorney at Law|
|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||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||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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