Guide to the Utah State Power Plant : papers,
1915-1932

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Overview of the Collection

Creator: Utah State Power Plant
Title: Utah State Power Plant : papers
Dates: 1915-1932 ( inclusive )
Quantity: 1 box (.5 linear ft. )
Collection Number: USU_COLL MSS 74
Summary: Chiefly consumption tables of various state institutions, including the Utah State Capitol, the State Prison, University of Utah, etc. Also included in the papers are financial reports, reports of improvements in the dam, and some correspondence between Ray B. West and Utah Power and Light (1917-1927).
Repository: Utah State University. Special Collections and Archives
Manuscript Collection

Merrill-Cazier Library
Utah State University
3000 Old Main Hill
Logan, UT 84322-3000
Phone: 435 797-1663
Fax: 435 797-2880
Email: scweb@usu.edu

Languages: Collection materials are in English. 
Sponsor: Library Services and Technology Act (LSTA) grant, 2007-2008

Historical Note

The Utah State Power Plant, built in 1913 at a cost of $100,000, was constructed with the purpose of providing the equivalent amount of power consumed by state institutions from Utah Power and Light Company. Management of the plant was the responsibility of engineers at Utah State Agricultural College (now Utah State University) in return for enough power to serve the institution's needs. Later, both the various state institutions and U.S.A.C. outgrew the plant, obtaining other sources for their increased power needs.

Content Description

The papers of the state power plant span the years 1915 through 1932 and are chiefly consumption tables of various state institutions, including the Utah State Capitol, the State Prison, University of Utah, etc. Also included in the papers are financial reports (handled by the officers of U.S.A.C.), reports of improvements in the dam and some correspondence between Ray B. West and Utah Power and Light (1917-1927).

Use of the Collection

Restrictions on Access :  Restrictions

Open to public research.

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 State Power Plant : papers must be obtained from the Special Collections Manuscript Curator and/or the Special Collections Department Head.

Preferred Citation :  

Utah State Power Plant : papers, 1915-1932. (COLL MSS 74). Utah State University. Special Collections and Archives Department.

Administrative Information

Arrangement :

Arranged topically and by institution.

Acquisition Information :  

Originally located in the office files of Ray B. West, Dean of the school of Engineering at the U.S.A.C.


Detailed Description of the Collection

Box
Folder
1 1 Correspondence: R.B. West and Utah Power & Light 1917 June - 1927 August
1 2 Periodic reports of operation 1916-1932
1 3 Miscellaneous financial reports and related information 1915-1932
1 4 Power consumption tables of State Institutions 1917-1933
1 5 Power consumption data of State Institutions, listed consecutively 1915-1925
1 6 Graphs of power consumed by State Institutions
1 7 Dam output and interruptions 1917-1931
1 8 Transmission charges by Utah Power & Light 1916-1918, 1929-1930
1 9 Meter readings of consumption by State Institutions: Salt Lake, 1924-1927; Ogden 1915-1927
1 10 Meter tests
1 11 Improvements on State dam 1929-1931

Subjects

    • Personal Names :
    • West, Ray Benedict, 1908-1990.  ( contributor)
    • West, Ray Benedict, 1908-1990.
    • Corporate Names :
    • Utah Power & Light Company.  ( contributor)
    • Utah Power & Light Company.
    • Utah State Power Plant.
    • Utah State University.
    • Subject Terms :
    • Dams--Utah.
    • Electric power consumption -- Utah.
    • Electric power-plants--Utah.
    • Public institutions--Power supply--Utah.

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