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The Newton, Utah Historical Documents Collection, 1890-1994

Overview of the Collection

Creator
Newton (Utah)
Title
The Newton, Utah Historical Documents Collection
Dates
1890-1994 (inclusive)
Quantity
20 boxes, (9 linear feet)
Collection Number
USU_COLL MSS 306
Summary
This collection consists of materials which document the history of Newton and spans the period of 1890 to 1994.
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
No restrictions on use, except: not available through interlibrary loan.
Languages
English

Historical NoteReturn to Top

Newton, Utah was founded in 1869 by settlers seeking better agricultural lands, perennial access to water, and a location that was situated closer to other settlements in Cache Valley. The settlement of Newton also came as a result of the migration of settlers from Clarkston, Idaho who relocated to Newton because the winter weather in Clarkston made winter travel nearly impossible. During 1869 and 1870 many of Clarkston's residents moved to Newton and began to construct a settlement. Over the next few decades these and other settlers constructed homes, a rock church, irrigation canals, a reservoir, roads, bridges, and other projects that solidified the town's location and allowed it's agricultural economy to progress.

Content DescriptionReturn to Top

This twenty-box collection consists of various materials which document the history of Newton and spans the period of 1890 to 1994. Included in this collection are meeting minutes of the Newton Young Married Folks Club (1941-1955), meeting minutes of the Newton Study Club (1956-1981), meeting minutes and reports of Newton Ward Relief Societies (1973-1991), Newton monthly treasurer's reports (1983-1991), various histories of Newton with photographs, Newton Water Association receipt ledgers (1942-1974), Newton Primary Association Ward Record Books (1939-1948), papers concerning the Larsen Brothers Company (1907-1956), Newton school records (1890-1891, 1918), and Newton Town Corporation payment registers (1950-1991).

Use of the CollectionReturn to Top

Restrictions on Use

It is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain any necessary copyright clearances.

Permission to publish material from the The Newton, Utah Historical Documents Collection must be obtained from the Special Collections Manuscript Curator and/or the Special Collections Department Head.

Preferred Citation

Initial Citation: The Newton, Utah Historical Documents Collection USU_COLL MSS 306, Box [ ]. Special Collections and Archives. Utah State University Merrill-Cazier Library. Logan, Utah.

Following Citations:USU_COLL MSS 306, USUSCA.

Administrative InformationReturn to Top


Detailed Description of the CollectionReturn to Top

Meeting minutes, town financial papers, and a publication, 1928-1991Return to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Box Folder
1 1
Meeting minutes of the Young Married Folks Club
1941-1955
1 2
Meeting minutes of the Newton Study Club
1956-1981
1 3
Meeting minutes and record of meetings of the Newton Young Single Adult Ward Relief Society
1973-1976
1 4
Meeting minutes and reports of the Newton Ward Relief Society
1977-1978
1 5
Meeting minutes and reports of the Newton Ward Relief Society
1987-1991
1 6
Newton Ward, Mother-Heart of Gold
(two items)
1928 and 1929
1 7
Newton's monthly treasurer's reports
1983-1986
1 8
Newton's monthly treasurer's reports
1987-1991
1 9
Newton town correspondence
1914-1945
1 10
Newton town financial papers; receipts and payments
1980-1991

Newton Water User’s Association receipt ledgers, 1942-1966Return to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Box Folder
2 1
Newton Water Association receipt ledger
1942-1947
2 2
Newton Water Association receipt ledger
1942-1951
2 3
Newton Water Association receipt ledger
1951-1955
2 4
Newton Water Association receipt ledger
1955-1959
2 5
Newton Water Association receipt ledger
1959-1965
2 6
Newton Water Association receipt ledger
1963-1966
3 1
Newton Water Association receipt ledger
1966-1968
3 2
Newton Water Association receipt ledger
1968-1969
3 3
Newton Water Association receipt ledger
1969-1971
3 4
Newton Water Association receipt ledger
1973-1974
4 1
Newton Primary Association Ward Record Book
1939-1940
4 2
Newton Primary Association Ward Record Book
1941-1942
4 3
Newton Primary Association Ward Record Book
1943-1944
4 4
Newton Primary Association Ward Record Book
1945-1946
4 5
Newton Primary Association Ward Record Book
1947-1948

Larsen Brothers Company; Forest & Factory Products, Cache Junction, 1907-1956Return to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Box Folder
5 1
Larsen Brothers Company record ledger
1907-1912
5 2
Larsen Brothers Company record ledger
1920-1923
5 3
Larsen Brothers Company record ledger
1947-1956
5 4
Larsen Brothers Company notes, correspondence, and financial papers
1912-1918

Newton School records, 1890-1891 and 1918Return to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Box
6
Item 1: Register for the Newton school
1890-1891
Item 2: Register for the Newton school
circa 1918

Histories of Newton, 1962-1991Return to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Box
7
Item 1: “A History of Newton Ward Primary"
(contains photographs)
1962-1980
Item 2: “A History of the Newton Ward Relief Society”
(contains photographs)
1965-1980
Item 3: “A History of the Newton Ward Relief Society”
(contains photographs)
1981-1994
Item 4: Clark, Opal, “A History of Newton Second Ward Relief Society
(contains photographs)
1984-1991

Newton Town Corporation payment registersReturn to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Box
8
Newton Town Corporation payment registers
1950-1959
9
Newton Town Corporation payment registers
1960-1969
10
Newton Town Corporation payment registers
1960-1969
11
Newton Town Corporation payment registers
1960-1975
12
Newton Town Corporation payment registers
1970-1979
13
Newton Town Corporation payment registers
1975-1979
14
Newton Town Corporation payment registers
1975-1979
15
Newton Town Corporation payment registers
1980-1984
16
Newton Town Corporation payment registers
1980-1984
17
Newton Town Corporation payment registers
1980-1989
18
Newton Town Corporation payment registers
1985-1989
19
Newton Town Corporation payment registers
1985-1990
20
Newton Town Corporation payment registers
1990-1991