Guide to the Newton, Utah Historical Documents Collection,
1890-1994

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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Title: The Newton, Utah Historical Documents Collection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. Special Collections and Archives
Manuscript Collection

Merrill-Cazier Library
Utah State University
3000 Old Main Hill
Logan, UT 84322-3000
Phone: 435 797-2663
Fax: 435 797-2880
Email: scweb@usu.edu

Languages: Material in English 

Historical Note

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 Description

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 Collection

Restrictions on Access :  

No restrictions on use, except: not available through interlibrary loan.

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 Information

Arrangement :

Arranged in chronological order.

Processing Note :  

Processed in May of 2006

Acquisition Information :  

The materials in this collection were donated to USU Special Collections in 1999 and in 2005 by Cleo Griffin.

Related Materials :  

USU Special Collection also contains other materials which document the history of Newton, including Coll Mss 249 The Newton Literary Club Meeting Minutes,

Caine Coll Mss 17 The Hyrum Larsen Journals,

The John Henry Barker Papers,Coll Mss 25

The Willard & Bessie Ballard Papers, Coll Mss 265

and various papers in the Cache County Records Collection.

Bibliography :  Additional Information:
  • For further information on the history of Newton see Larry D. Christiansen's 1999 publication A New Town in the Valley (See USU Special Collections call # 979.27 N488)

Detailed Description of the Collection

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

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

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

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

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Histories of Newton, 1962-1991
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

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Newton Town Corporation payment registers
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

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Subjects

    • Corporate Names :
    • Larsen Brothers Hardware & Lumber Co.
    • Subject Terms :
    • Mormon Church--Utah--Newton--History--Sources.
    • Geographical Names :
    • Cache Junction (Utah)--History--Sources.
    • Newton (Utah)--History--Sources.

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