Lillian Hayes papers, 1970-1995

Overview of the Collection

Hayes, Lillian, 1920-2022
Lillian Hayes papers
1970-1995 (inclusive)
1 linear feet, (3 boxes)
Collection Number
ACCN 2704
The Lillian Hayes papers (1970-1995) contains correspondence, pamphlets, project data, news releases, and news clippings pertaining to the Central Utah Project (CUP).
University of Utah Libraries, Special Collections
Special Collections, J. Willard Marriott Library
University of Utah
295 South 1500 East
Salt Lake City, UT

Telephone: 8015818863
Access Restrictions

Twenty-four hour advanced notice encouraged. Materials must be used on-site. Access to parts of this collection may be restricted under provisions of state or federal law.


Biographical NoteReturn to Top

Lillan Hayes is a local environmental activist. She has been a member of the Mount Timpanogos Audubon Society, Sierra Club, Natural Resources Defense Council, the Southern Law Poverty Center, the American Civil Liberties Union, the Friends of the Great Salt Lake, Save Our Rivers, and Save Our Canyons groups.

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Content DescriptionReturn to Top

The Lillian Hayes papers (1970-1995) consists of materials from Lillan Hayes' work as an environmental activist. All of the materials pertain to her involvement with the Central Utah Project (CUP).

Use of the CollectionReturn to Top

Restrictions on Use

The library does not claim to control copyright for all materials in the collection. An individual depicted in a reproduction has privacy rights as outlined in Title 45 CFR, part 46 (Protection of Human Subjects). For further information, please review the J. Willard Marriott Library's Use Agreement and Reproduction Request forms.

Preferred Citation

Collection Name, Collection Number, Box Number, Folder Number. Special Collections, J. Willard Marriott Library, The University of Utah.

Administrative InformationReturn to Top


The collection has been arranged into two series: I. CUP materials; II. Bonneville Unit materials. The Bonneville Unit was the largest, and most complex unit of CUP.

Acquisition Information

Donated by Lillian Hayes in 2012.

Processing Note

Processed by Chelsea Olsen in 2016.

Separated Materials

Photographs were transferred to the Multimedia Division of Special Collections.

Detailed Description of the CollectionReturn to Top

Central Utah Project (CUP) materialsReturn to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Box Folder
1 1
1933; 1972-1989
1 2
"Central Utah Project - The Impractical Dream"
1 3
"The Empty CUP"
1 4
CUP Critical Reviews
1984; 1989
1 5
CUP Information Booklets
1 6
CUP Information Pamphlets
1 7-8
CUP News Clippings
1 9
CUP Project Data
1 10
CUP Status Reports and News releases
circa 1973-1995
2 1
CUP Water Rights
2 2
Central Utah Water Conservancy District (CUWCD) Director's Packet
2 3
CUWCD meetings
1978-1979; 1986
2 4
"Disasters in Water Development"
2 5
House of Representatives of materials
2 6
1980; 1984
2 7
SLC information
2 8
Utah Nature Study Society

CUP Bonneville UnitReturn to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Box Folder
3 1
Bonneville Unit
3 2
Bonnevill Unit news clippings
3 3
Current Creek Damn
3 4
Diamond Fork System
3 5
Jordanelle Dam and Reservoir
3 6
Jordanelle Dam news clippings
3 7
Provo River
3 8
Provo River news clippings
3 9
Strawberry Collection System
3 10
Syar Tunnel
3 11
Upper and Lower Stillwater Dams
3 12
Utah Lake

Names and SubjectsReturn to Top

Subject Terms

  • Water resources development--Utah
  • Water supply--Utah
  • Women environmentalists--Utah--Archives

Personal Names

  • Hayes, Lillian, 1920-2022--Archives

Corporate Names

  • Central Utah Project--Records and correspondence
  • Central Utah Project. Bonneville Unit--Records and correspondence

Form or Genre Terms

  • Data (information)
  • Newspaper clippings
  • Pamphlets
  • Press releases
  • Records (Documents)