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

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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. 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

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 Description

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 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 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 Information

Arrangement :

Arranged chronologically.

Processing Note :  

Processed in May of 2007

Acquisition Information :  

The papers comprising this collection were donated to USU Special Collections by Alison Thorne in 2002.

Related Materials :  

Related collections include the Alison Comish Thorne Papers Coll Mss 216 and the League of Women Voters of Cache County Papers Coll Mss 155


Detailed Description of the Collection

Proposals, Campaign and Research Materials, Letters, and Notes, Undated
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

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Subjects

    • Corporate Names :
    • Cache County Mayors Association (Utah)
    • League of Women Voters of Cache County
    • Subject Terms :
    • County councils--Utah--Cache County.
    • County government--Utah--Cache County.
    • Legislative bodies--Utah--Cache County.
    • Geographical Names :
    • Cache County (Utah)

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