Mormon Battalion Monument Commission Daughters of the Mormon Battalion records
These records are housed in the Utah State Archives' permanent storage room.
An agency history is available.
Scope and Content
The Daughters of the Mormon Battalion was formed as an offshoot of the larger, Daughters of the Utah Pioneers organization. Their purpose was to facilitate in whatever way they could in preserving the memory of Utah's Mormon Battalion. In the early part of the 20th century this stated purpose took the form of assisting the state government in planning a monument to the Battalion on Utah's Capital Hill. This series contains correspondence, financial records and ledgers belonging to the Daughters of the Mormon Battalion. Documents in this series provide insight into the groups formation, their organization and the pivotal role they played in pushing for the creation of the Mormon Battalion Monument Commission. Their efforts were rewarded in 1927 with the completion of a monument honoring the Mormon Battalion.
Alphabetical by subject, thereunder chronological by date.
Correspondence from the Mormon Battalion Monument Commission, Series 1141, provides correspondence of the Mormon Battalion Monument Commission.
Administrative records from the Mormon Battalion Monument Commission, Series 1155, are documents related to planning and constructing the monument.
Design competition artwork from the Mormon Battalion Monument Commission, Series 10891, provides an initial design of the monument from 1921.
Monument blueprints from the Mormon Battalion Monument Commission, Series 19998, provides design information for the Mormon Battalion monument.
Scrapbook and Newspaper Clippings from the Mormon Battalion Monument Commission, Series 25156, document press reaction to both the Mormon Battalion and the monument created in their honor.
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 microfilmed in March 2004. It was processed by James Kichas July 2003.
- Mormon Battalion Monument (Salt Lake City, Utah)
Page Last Updated October 18, 2012.