Series 83916
Council of Defense Utah civil defense plans

Dates: 1951-1980.

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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 civil defense plans are Utah's official outline of emergency resources, facilities, and planned programs for emergency situations. Included are plans for communication and direction in the event of enemy attack or natural disaster. These plans address internal security and safety, and health and welfare services, designed to minimize the effects of a disaster and ensure social and political stability in the aftermath. The civil defense plans contain a variety of record types including forms, maps, orders, correspondence, tables, procedures, plans, charts, and personnel lists.


Alphabetical by county.

Related Records

Administrative records from the Council of Defense, Series 835, contains a variety of records (including additional civil defense plans) from the agency.

Biennial reports from the Council of Defense, Series 83915, contains official accounts of the agency's programs and activities and explains the projects and facilities developed to provide emergency services in case of enemy attack or natural disaster.

Utah telecommunications planning study from the Council of Defense, Series 83917, documents needed improvements to ensure improved communication links, particularly among government defense operations.

Additional Forms

This series is available on microfilm.

Access Restrictions

Microfiche holdings require staff assistance due to fewer reference copies. Handle masters under supervision.

Preferred Citation

Cite the Utah State Archives and Records Service, the creating agency name, the series title, and the series number.

Processing Note

Microfiche processed by Rebekkah Shaw under the National Historical Publications and Records Commission grant to the Utah State Archives and Records Services for the Utah Microfiche Backlog Project (Grant No.: NAR10-RB-50086-10). July 2010 - December 2011

Processing Note

Physical holdings processed by Jim Kichas in October 2012.

Indexing Terms

  • Civil defense--Utah.
  • Disaster relief--Utah.

Container List

1 1958-1966
1 Utah State Civil Defense State Plan
1 Davis County Civil Defense County Plan
1 Reception County Civil Defense County Plan
1 Salt Lake County and Salt Lake City Civil Defense Plan
1 Tooele County Civil Defense Plan
1 Utah County Civil Defense Plan
1 Weber County Civil Defense Plan

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