Series 29641
Councils of Defense Washington County Council of Defense records

Dates: 1917-1919.

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These records are housed in the Utah State Archives' permanent storage room.

Scope and Content

This series contains various records produced by the County Council of Defense to document the work of the council and the individuals who served in World War I. These records include a list of those who served from each community, war service cards, a report of the activities of the council, along with a few newspaper clippings and some correspondence.

The Washington County U.S. Forces list provides the names of those who served, grouped by community. The list indicates where they served, if they were wounded or killed in action, and whether they served overseas or not. The war service cards list each soldier, his branch of service, and "nearest of kin." The series also includes a tribute to "Honored Dead and Wounded" published by the Washington County News, along with several newspaper clippings related to servicemen from the county. The final record in the series is a handwritten report of the activities of the County Council of Defense. The report provides a list of those involved in the Council over time, a summary of the activities of the local Red Cross Chapter, an outline of food production efforts, an outline of war loan and donation drives, a description of the contributions of women to the war effort, and information on those who were in active service in the war. The records also include a couple of letters and a newspaper clipping.



Additional Forms

This series is available on microfilm.

This series is available online as part of the Utah State Archives Digital Archives.

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

The microfilm in this series was archivally processed by Bennett Stapley and Alan B. Barnett in March 2018.

Indexing Terms

  • World War, 1914-1918
  • Civil defense--United States
  • Military
  • City and Town Life

Container List

1 Washington County, U. S. Forces
1 War Service Cards
1 Newspaper clippings; 1919
1 Report of Washington County War Activities; 1917-1918
1 Correspondence; 1919-1920
1 Newspaper clipping (no date)

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