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Utah Boys' State participant records, 1939-1978

Overview of the Collection

Creator
Utah Boys' State
Title
Utah Boys' State participant records
Dates
1939-1978 (inclusive)
Quantity
18 boxes, (9 linear ft. )
Collection Number
USU_COLL MSS 96
Summary
Mainly 3x5 file cards with the names of Boys' State Participants and attendance records (1939-1978); also lists of members, officers, and staff; four souvenir books produced at the conference.
Repository
Utah State University, Merrill-Cazier Library, Special Collections and Archives Division
Special Collections and Archives
Merrill-Cazier Library
Utah State University
Logan, UT
84322-3000
Telephone: 435-797-2663
Fax: 435-797-2880
scweb@usu.edu
Access Restrictions
Open to public research.
Languages
English.

Historical NoteReturn to Top

American Legion sponsored Boys' State camps were born of a desire to counter the Fascist inspired Young Pioneer Camps of the 1930s, where boys of high school age were being taught that democracy had outworn its usefulness and should be replaced by a new form of government, namely Fascism. Activities include classroom instruction on law, civil service, election procedures, etc.; election of a government with political officers and agencies, based on the structure of the state; and general assemblies for all attendees.

Content DescriptionReturn to Top

This collection is made up primarily of the names of participants of Boys State during the years from 1939 to 1978. Names are recorded on 3x5 cards filed in file drawers and identified individually by the year attended and in a general alphabetical order of all the years held. Each card contains the name of the participant, home address, and the year of attendance at Boy's State. The yearly attendance file has the names from 1949 on,while the alphabetical name listing has all the names since the beginning in 1939.

Folders containing the general officers elected also have the yearly membership of that session. The staff and councilors have a separate set of folders with the names and addresses of the men along with the name of the "city" they were assigned to. There are two schedules of a yearly session of Boy's State, along with four of the souvenir books that the conference produced.

Use of the CollectionReturn to Top

Restrictions on Use

Copyright

It is the responsibility of the user to obtain permission to publish from the owner of the copyright (the institution, the creator of the record, the author or his/her transferees, heirs, legates, or literary executors). The user agrees to indemnify and hold harmless the Utah State University Libraries, its officers, employees, and agents from and against all claims made by any person asserting that he or she is an owner of copyright.

Permission to publish material from the Utah Boys' State participant records must be obtained from the Special Collections Manuscript Curator and/or the Special Collections Department Head.

Preferred Citation

Utah Boys' State participant records, 1939-1978. (COLL MSS 96). Utah State University. Special Collections and Archives Department.

Administrative InformationReturn to Top


Detailed Description of the CollectionReturn to Top

Alphabetical Name Listings , 1939-1978Return to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Box
1
A - B
2
C - E
3
F - Hi
4
Ho - Le
5
Li - N
6
0 - R
7
S - T
8
U - Z

Yearly Attendance Records , 1949-1978Return to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Box
9
Attendance Records
1949 - 1956
10
Attendance Records
1957 - 1961
11
Attendance Records
1961 - 1964
12
Attendance Records
1965 - 1967
13
Attendance Records
1968 - 1970
14
Attendance Records
1971 - 1973
15
Attendance Records
1974 - 1976
16
Attendance Records
1977 - 1978

Membership and OfficersReturn to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Box Folder
17 1
Membership and Officers
1939
17 2
Membership and Officers
1940
17 3
Membership and Officers
1950
17 4
Membership and Officers
1952
17 5
Membership and Officers
1953
17 6
Membership and Officers
1955
17 7
Membership and Officers
1956
17 8
Membership and Officers
1957
17 9
Membership and Officers
1958
17 10
Membership and Officers
1958
17 11
Membership and Officers
1959
17 12
Membership and Officers
1960
17 13
Membership and Officers
1961
17 14
Membership and Officers
1962
17 15
Membership and Officers
1963
17 16
Membership and Officers
1964
17 17
Membership and Officers
1965
17 18
Membership and Officers
1967
17 19
Membership and Officers
1968
17 20
Membership and Officers
1969
17 21
Membership and Officers
1970
17 22
Membership and Officers
1971
17 23
Membership and Officers
1972
17 24
Membership and Officers
1973

Staff and CouncilorsReturn to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Box Folder
18 1
Staff and Councilors
1966
18 2
Staff and Councilors
1967
18 3
Staff and Councilors
1970
18 4
Staff and Councilors
1974
18 5
Staff and Councilors
1975
18 6
Staff and Councilors
1977
18 7
Staff and Councilors
1978
18 8
Staff and Councilors
Undated
18 9
Schedules
1969, 1973
18 9
Picture and autograph books
1964, 1965, 1968, 1969