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Proposal for Change in Cache County Government Structure Papers, 1973-1987

Overview of the Collection

Creator
Thorne, Alison Comish
Title
Proposal for Change in Cache County Government Structure Papers
Dates
1973-1987 (inclusive)
Quantity
2 boxes, (1 linear foot)
Collection Number
USU_COLL MSS 318
Summary
Proposals, campaign and research materials, letters, notes, and newspaper clippings.
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

Beginning in the mid-1970s, citizen groups, such as the League of Women Voters and the Cache County Mayors Association, began to investigate ways to modernize the structure of Cache County's government. They complained that the size of the three-member commission was too small, resulting in inadequate representation for the county's citizens and insufficient separation of powers. A seven-member legislative council, these groups argued, would be cheaper, more democratic, and more in accordance with the intent of the Utah state legislature. The measure was put to a vote of the citizens in November 1984, where it passed 59% (14,726) to 41% (10,061). The new form of government officially took effect on January 5, 1987.

Content DescriptionReturn to Top

This collection contains papers documenting the campaign by the League of Women Voters and the Cache County Mayors Association to change the county government from a three-member commission to seven-member legislative council. Included are proposals, campaign and research materials, letters, notes, and newspaper clippings.

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 Proposal for Change in Cache County Government Structure Papers must be obtained from the Special Collections Manuscript Curator and/or the Special Collections Department Head.

Preferred Citation

Initial Citation: Proposal for Change in Cache County Government Structure Papers USU_COLL MSS 318, Box [ ]. Special Collections and Archives. Utah State University Merrill-Cazier Library. Logan, Utah.

Following Citations:USU_COLL MSS 318, USUSCA.

Administrative InformationReturn to Top


Detailed Description of the CollectionReturn to Top

Proposals, Campaign and Research Materials, Letters, and Notes, UndatedReturn to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Box Folder
1 1
General Information about Forms of County Government
Undated
1 2
Proposals
Undated
1 3
Voting Districts
Undated
1 4
Campaign Materials
Undated
1 5
Correspondence
Undated
1 6
Notes
Undated
2 1
Newspaper Clippings
1973-1982
2 2
Newspaper Clippings
1983
2 3
Newspaper Clippings
1984
2 4
Newspaper Clippings
1985-1987