During the Great Depression the government created a series of programs to put writers and artists back to work. The Workers' Progress Administration was one such program, which focused mostly on regional writings and art styles. One WPA project here in Utah was to gather more information about the Mormon pioneers. (This project was later continued by the Utah Writers' Project.) Much of the material gathered by this project eventually was transferred to the Utah State Historical Society and the Cache Valley Historical Society.
The materials included in the Cache County Politics: Notes and Papers consist of 2 books and 3 folders. It is a small collection mainly concerned with the early history of Cache Valley. Much of the material in this collection was initially gathered as part of a WPA project and later the Utah Writers' Project during the 1930's. Other material was compiled in the 1950's by local members of the Cache Valley Historical Society. Book 1 contains notes abstracted by Ray Briscoe in 1955. Book 2 was prepared under the direction of USU History Professor S. George Ellsworth in 1956, and has material by Ray Briscoe and Gerald Hansen. All 3 folders were compiled by Merlin R. Hovey in 1956. Hovey was the Secretary-Manager of the local Chamber of Commerce.
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Cache County politics : notes and papers, 1857-1957. (COLL MSS 69) Utah State University. Special Collections and Archives Department.
|1||Roster of Cache County Officers
Compiled from the files of the Utah Historical Society by the Utah's Writers' Project. Included are manuscript notes abstracted from the minute books of the County Commissioners and Selectmen.
|2||Cache County Politics, Notes and Papers Collection
of Historical sketches of Cache County politics derived from unpublished
manuscripts written by the Utah Writers' Project
Material includes pieces on county offices and their records, county elections from 1859-1954 and the forms and functions of local government.
|1||Republican Party Notes Notes and memorabilia pertaining to the Party activities in Cache County|
|2||Voting Patterns Summary notes on voting patterns in Cache County, Utah and Franklin County, Idaho|
|3||Cache County Government
A synopsis of the development of Cache County government, as compiled by M.R. Hovey from the records of the Probate Court, the County Commissioners Office and the records of the Cache County Selectmen.