Series 30322
Clarkston (Utah) Public Works records

Dates: 1910-1970

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

Scope and Content

This series contains a variety of records related to public works projects carried out by the town of Clarkston. The records largely focus on two projects, one in 1939 and one in 1963, both related to the town's waterworks. The 1939 project was funded by a grant from the Public Works Administration. These records include such documents as applications for grant funding, telegrams between the town and the federal government, bank statements and correspondence regarding loans, engineering reports, bacteriological reports, correspondence with waterworks equipment companies, easements and agreements between the town of Clarkston and residents on water usage and water rights, correspondence with various state departments including the State Department of Health, and bidsheets for equipment. Of note are a series of correspondence between the town council and the staff of Senator Elbert Thomas and Congressman Abe Murdock regarding their respective discussions of Clarkston's project on the Senate and House floors during debate on the future of the PWA's funding. Documents related to this project date from the early 1930s prior to the project's start into the late 1940s, when finances relating to the project were still in the process of being settled. The second set of records focusing on the 1963 project relate to another federally funded project, this time for the improvement of the waterworks. These records consist of such material as correspondence with engineering companies and various state departments, correspondence with lawyers, project specifications and contracts, water rent agreements, bacteriological reports, town council minutes, and ordinances and resolutions related to the project. This series also contains a certificate of incorporation for the Clarkston Water Works Company and a small amount of miscellaneous records related to public works projects, including correspondence with state housing authorities, various reports, and correspondence with legal authorities, state and federal governmental agencies, engineering companies, and town officials.


Chronological by year of project.

Custody History

Records in this series were transferred to the State Archives by Clarkston in October 2021.

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 archivally processed by Mahala Ruddell in April 2022.

Container List

1 1930-1949; Records related to 1939 waterworks construction project largely funded by the Public Works Administration
2 1950-1969; Records related to the 1963 waterworks improvement project plus additional miscellaneous public works projects
3 1910; Certificate of incorporation for Clarkston Water Works Company from the Utah Secretary of State's office

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