Series 21992
State Planning Board Advisory commission on prison removal correspondence

Dates: 1938-1941.

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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

The Planning Board, through State Advisory Commission secretary and planning board director, Sumner Margetts, worked to select, acquire, and develop the site for the new State Prison. The prison at Sugarhouse was to be relocated and the new site was to be chosen by the committee. This series contains the correspondence received and sent by the commission and covers such subjects as construction, law enforcement, notices of meetings, options granted to the commission to purchase land, proposed projects, the point-of-the-mountain site, and the Sugarhouse site.


Alphabetical by subject, thereunder chronological.

Related Records

Advisory commission on prison removal records from the State Planning Board, Series 21991, contains reports, agreements, and minutes.

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 M. Call in June 1999 and microfilmed with the hard copy destroyed in 2002.

Indexing Terms

  • Prison industries—Utah.
  • Prisons—Planning—Utah.
  • Utah—Prison administration.

Container List

1 1 Blood, Governor Henry H.
1 2 Construction of State Prisons
1 3 Corrections, Board of
1 4 General correspondence; 1938
1 5 General correspondence; 1939
1 6 General correspondence; 1940
1 7 Law enforcement
1 8 Notice of meeting
1 9 Options
1 10 Proposed projects
1 11 Proxies
1 12 Point-of-the-mountain; drainage system
1 13 Point-of-the-mountain; Railroad spur
1 14 Point-of-the-mountain; Water rights
1 15 State Land Board
1 16 Sugarhouse prison site

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