Series 21962
Governor Bamberger Coal shortage investigation records

Dates: 1917.

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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 records involving investigations into a coal shortage in Utah. The Attorney General held a hearing to see if there was an immediate remedy or if the shortage merited a legislative remedy; a copy of that hearing transcript is included. Also included is a copy of the hearing transcript for a hearing held by a joint legislative committee and copies of the subpoena issued by the legislative committee to those asked to testify at the hearing. In 1917 a Legislative Committee investigated the reasons for the coal shortage in the state of Utah. Various mine owners blamed the shortage on what they considered injustices committed by the railroads, and both the mine owners and railroads claimed they lacked sufficient rail cars to transport enough coal for the citizens of Utah. This record was created to determine why there was a coal shortage in Utah. Governor Bamberger owned railroads and mines; therefore, he held interests in the subject on many levels.


Alphabetical by document type.

Related Records

Administrative records from the Governor Bamberger, Series 183, contains newspaper articles relating to the coal shortage.

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 Wendy Checketts in 1999 and updated following filming in 2002.

Indexing Terms

  • Bamberger, Simon, 1846?-1926
  • Utah—Coal—Transportation.
  • Utah—Coal trade.
  • Utah—Governmental investigations.

Container List

1 1 1 Attorney General's hearing transcript (not complete)
1 1 2 Attorney General's hearing transcript
1 1 3 Legislative Committee hearing transcript
1 1 4 Subpoenas for those who testified at Legislative hearing

Page Last Updated October 18, 2012.