Series 209
Governor Dern Speeches

Dates: 1914-1933.

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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 consists of speeches given by Utah Governor George Henry Dern, both as a member of the Utah Senate (1914-1922) and as governor of the state (1925-1933). Dern was a noted orator, and as a member of the Democratic Party he often gave voice to a number of progressive causes. Many of the speeches in this series were delivered at Democratic conventions, or to Democratic groups, and help articulate Dern's political philosophy. A majority of the speeches in this series were delivered by Governor Dern as ambassador for the state, often to trade groups, or at conventions. Other important issues addressed by the speeches in this series include Utah's position on developing Colorado River resources, winter time air pollution in Salt Lake City, and the construction of the Mormon Battalion Monument on the grounds of Capitol Hill. Researchers should also note the presence of one file folder containing personal speeches delivered by Dern as a member of the Freemason fraternal organization.

Arrangement

Chronological.

Arrangement is roughly chronological with many speeches undated.

Related Records

Correspondence from the Governor Dern, Series 204, may contain correspondence that provide additional information on the subjects found in the speeches in this series.

Colorado River Compact subject file from the Governor Dern, Series 206, contains information on Utah's position on Colorado River matters, which are articulated by Governor Dern in the speeches found in this series.

State agency correspondence from the Governor Dern, Series 210, may contain state agency correspondence that provide further information on the subjects found in the speeches in this series.

Scrapbook and Newspaper Clippings from the Mormon Battalion Monument Commission, Series 25156, documents the history of the Mormon Battalion Monument, and its dedication, at which Governor Dern spoke.

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 by Jim Kichas in November 2014.

Paper records were re-housed with each speech in an individual folder, maintaining the order as previously described by Gina Strack in November 2020.

Indexing Terms

    Container List

    REEL BOX FOLDER DESCRIPTION
    1 1 1 1914-1922; George Dern Speech on Party Politics
    1 1 2 1914-1922; George Dern Address in the Utah State Senate in Support of his Resolution for an Investigation at the University of Utah
    1 1 3 1916; George Dern Speech on President Woodrow Wilson's Policy in Mexico
    1 1 4 1914-1922; George Dern Speech on Protections on Speech and the Press
    1 1 5 1914-1922; George Dern Speech on Aspects of Good Citizenship
    1 1 6 1924; George Dern Introducing William Jennings Bryan
    1 1 7 1914-1922; George Dern Introducing D. Thomas Curtin
    1 1 8 1914-1922; George Dern Speech as Chairman of the Utah Democratic Convention
    1 1 9 1914-1922; George Dern Speech on Development of Foreign Markets for U.S. Agricultural Surplus
    1 1 10 1914-1922; George Dern Speech Supporting America's Participation in the League of Nations
    1 1 11 1925-1933; Address of Governor Dern Before the Western Division of the Chamber of Commerce of the United States (Colorado Springs, Colorado)
    1 1 12 1928 Nov 21; Address on the Boulder Dam by Governor Dern at the Governor's Conference (New Orleans, Louisiana)
    1 1 13 1931 Apr 6; Address by Governor Dern at the Utah-White House Conference on Child Health and Protection (Salt Lake City, Utah)
    1 1 14 1929 Jun 10; Address by Governor Dern at Law Enforcement Conference (Salt Lake City, Utah)
    1 1 15 1926 Jul 27; Address on School Land Titles in Public Land State by Governor Dern at the Governor's Conference
    1 1 16 1929; Addresses on Public Land Policy given by Governor Dern
    1 1 17 1929 Jul 8; Address by Governor Dern at Engineer's Convention (Salt Lake City, Utah)
    1 1 18 1925 Aug 14; Address by Governor Dern at the Uinta Basin Industrial Convention
    1 1 19 1925 Dec 17; Statement by Governor Dern Before the Senate Committee on Irrigation and Reclamation (Washington D.C.)
    1 1 20 1926 Jan 27; Address by Governor Dern at Utah Luncheon by L.A. Chamber of Commerce
    1 1 21 1926 Jun 14; Address by Mrs. George Dern at Dedicating Tablet and Monument Commemorating the One Hundredth Anniversary of Peter Skeene Ogden's Entry Into the Ogden Valley
    1 1 22 1926 Mar 15; Address by Governor Dern to Trades and Labor Assembly (Ogden, Utah)
    1 1 23 1927 Apr 20; Remarks by Governor Dern at Willard, Utah
    1 1 24 1927 Jun 6; Telephone-Radio Talk by Governor Dern to Jordan High School
    1 1 25 1927 Jul 4; Speech by Governor Dern on the 4th of July
    1 1 26 1925-1933; Speech by Governor Dern in Spokane, Washington
    1 1 27 1925-1933; Governor Dern Speech on Political Candidacy
    1 1 28 1925-1933; Governor Dern Speech on Utah Dairy Industry Development
    1 1 29 1925-1933; Governor Dern Speech to Utah Canner's Association
    1 1 30 1924; Governor Dern Speech to the Commercial Club
    1 1 31 1925-1933; Governor Dern Speech on Construction
    1 1 32 1925-1933; Governor Dern Speech on Cattle Industry
    1 1 33 1925-1933; Governor Dern Speech on Party Politics
    1 1 34 1925-1933; Governor Dern Speech on the Democratic Party
    1 1 35 1925-1933; Governor Dern Speech to the University Club
    1 1 36 1925-1933; Governor Dern Speech at the Democratic Party Convention
    1 1 37 1925-1933; Governor Dern Speech to the Rotary Club
    1 1 38 1925-1933; Governor Dern Speech on the Utah Legislature Land Board Bill
    1 1 39 1925-1933; Governor Dern Speech on Government and Politics
    1 1 40 1925-1933; Governor Dern Speech in Huntsville, Utah
    1 1 41 1925-1933; Governor Dern Speech on Hunting and Fishing
    1 1 42 1925-1933; Governor Dern Speech on the Democratic Party
    1 1 43 1925-1933; Governor Dern Speech on the Democratic Party
    1 1 44 1925-1933; Governor Dern Speech to the Women's Democratic Club
    1 1 45 1925-1933; Governor Dern Speech on Education
    1 1 46 1925-1933; Governor Dern Speech at the State Conference of Social Workers
    1 1 47 1925-1933; Governor Dern Speech on Newspapers and the Press
    1 1 48 1925-1933; Governor Dern Speech to an Elderly Audience
    1 1 49 1925-1933; Governor Dern Speech at the Utah School for the Deaf and Blind
    1 1 50 1925-1933; Governor Dern Speech on Workman's Compensation
    1 1 51 1925-1933; Governor Dern Speech on Proper Methods of Advancing Opinions or Combatting the Opinions of Others
    1 1 52 1925-1933; Governor Dern Speech on Air Pollution in Salt Lake City
    1 1 53 1925-1933; Governor Dern Speech in Price, Utah
    1 1 54 1925-1933; Governor Dern Speech Given to the Utah Democratic Club
    1 1 55 1925-1933; The Public Interest in Mineral Resources by Geo. Otis Smith
    1 1 56 1925-1933; Governor Dern Speech to the Building and Loan Association
    1 1 57 1925-1928; Governor Dern Speeches to Freemason Members and Lodges
    1 1 58 1925-1927; Governor Dern Speeches Concerning the Mormon Battalion Monument

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