Guide to the Utah Boys' State participant records,
1939-1978

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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. 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

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 Description

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 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 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 Information

Arrangement :

Name listings alphabetical. Attendance records arranged chronological.

Acquisition Information :  

Unknown.


Detailed Description of the Collection

Alphabetical Name Listings , 1939-1978
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

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Yearly Attendance Records , 1949-1978
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

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Membership and Officers
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

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Staff and Councilors
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

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Subjects

    • Corporate Names :
    • American Legion. Dept. of Utah.  ( contributor)
    • American Legion. Dept. of Utah.
    • Utah Boys' State.
    • Subject Terms :
    • Boys--Utah--Societies and clubs.
    • Camps--Utah.

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