Series 1174
State Planning Board Defense reports

Dates: 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 governors and state defense councils used the Planning Board to collect information and to prepare long range defense studies of basic state resources, including agriculture, transportation, power facilities, water and fuel supply, housing, industrial plants and equipment, labor, raw materials, and sites for new defense establishments. This series contains reports and correspondence concerning the development of these news sites of defense. They include reports on Fort Douglas; a preliminary report on the potential sites; and descriptions of sites in Alpine, Draper, Heber, Huntsville, Kamas, Parleys Canyon, Snyderville, Strawberry, Ogden and Tooele.

Several major Army supply and attack bases were shifted to the Salt Lake-Ogden region in the early 1940s. The Planning Board supplied maps and resource data for the desert areas and they also worked with the Advisory Commission to the Council of National Defense to provide specific information regarding Utah's defense resources.


Alphabetical by report.

Related Records

Administrative correspondence from the State Planning Board, Series 1161, contains correspondence for defense studies.

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. The reports were microfilmed for research use in 2003; the paper copy was not maintained following filming.

Indexing Terms

  • Utah—Civil defense—Equipment and supplies.
  • Utah—Industrial mobilization.

Container List

1 1 Correspondence; defense, 1941
1 2 Correspondence; Potential sites for U. S. Army division post, 1934-1941
1 3 Fort Douglas
1 4 Preliminary report on sites for the U. S. Army division post
1 5 Specific sites; Alpine
1 6 Specific sites; Draper
1 7 Specific sites; Heber
1 8 Specific sites; Huntsville
1 9 Specific sites; Kamas
1 10 Specific sites; Ogden
1 11 Specific sites; Parleys Canyon
1 12 Specific sites; Snyderville
1 13 Specific sites; Strawberry
1 14 Specific sites; Tooele

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