Series 19998
Mormon Battalion Monument Commission Monument blueprints

Dates: 1922.

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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 Mormon Battalion Monument Commission was established in 1915 with the expressed purpose of organizing an effort to memorialize the 500 members of Utah's Mormon Battalion through the construction of a monument on Utah's capital hill. This series contains nine original blueprints which show various elevations for the construction of the monument. The blueprints were created by the architects, Riswold, Morison, and Walker of Chicago with Gilbert P. Riswold serving as sculptor. Construction of the monument began with a cornerstone laying ceremony in 1925 and ended with the monuments official dedication two years later in 1927.


Numerical by sheet number.

Related Records

Correspondence from the Mormon Battalion Monument Commission, Series 1141, provides correspondence belonging to the Mormon Battalion Monument Commission.

Administrative records from the Mormon Battalion Monument Commission, Series 1155, provide information on the administration of the Mormon Battalion Monument Commission as well as a collection of various photographs related to the project.

Design competition artwork from the Mormon Battalion Monument Commission, Series 10891, offers an early vision of the monument as presented in the award winning water color painting submitted in the 1921 design selection competition.

Daughters of the Mormon Battalion records from the Mormon Battalion Monument Commission, Series 25155, present documents related to the planning and constructing of the 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.

Custody History

Transferred to the State Archives by the Daughters of the Utah Pioneers, April 1998.

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 James Kichas, July 2003.

Indexing Terms

Container List

Map Drawers Blueprints of the Mormon Battalion Monument, 1922

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