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Utah State Historical Society: Rio Virgin Chapter records Edit


WASH 006
Finding Aid Author
Amanda M. Reeve
Finding Aid Date
2013 April 11
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  • 1967-1973 (Creation)


  • 0.42 Linear Feet (Whole)
    2 manuscript boxes

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  • Abstract

    The records of the Rio Virgin Chapter of the Utah State Historical Society contain correspondence, financial records, newsletters, a historical site survey, and meeting minutes dating from 1967 through 1973.

  • Biographical/Historical note

    The Utah State Historical Society: Rio Virgin Chapter, was created in 1970. It was the first Utah State Historical Society chapter in Washington County. It was created under the administration of Charles S. Peterson of the state historical society. He worked on an expansion movement for the historical society's chapters and added three new groups.

    The chapter’s purpose was for the collection, preservation, interpretation, and dissemination of historical, archaeological, and geological knowledge; the gathering and preservation of historical documents, materials, and relics about the past; writing the history of the area and its peoples; and, in cooperation with the Utah State Historical Society, furthering the gathering, writing, and dissemination of historical knowledge about Utah and of the Washington County regional area.

    In 1982 the Rio Virgin Chapter was reorganized and became the Washington County Historical Society.

  • Scope and Contents

    These records contain the correspondence, financial records, newsletters, a historical site survey, and meeting minutes for the Rio Virgin Chapter of the Utah State Historical Society. The material dates from 1967 through 1973. The collection records the efforts of the historical society to document and preserve the history of southern Utah as they first began to develop into an organization.

  • Arrangement

    Collection is arranged alphabetically and chronologically thereafter.

  • Separated Materials

    Photocopies of a Washington County Personnel Manual, Initial Report: Overall Economic Development Program for Washington County and incomplete book drafts were removed from this collection for evaluation and possible refiling with appropriate collections.

  • Preferred Citation

    Item description and date, AC 30 Utah State Historical Society: Rio Virgin Chapter records, 1967-1973, Dixie State University Special Collections & Archives.

  • Conditions Governing Use

    Reproduction and use of the materials in this collection are subject to copyright law. Dixie State University Library Special Collections and Archives holds the copyright to unpublished material in the collection that is not in the public domain. Permission to publish, quote, or reproduce must be obtained from the Special Collections Librarian and Archivist and a correct citation provided. A user may be asked to submit a "Request for one-time use of photocopies or reproductions" form in order to obtain reproductions.

  • Conditions Governing Access

    Collection is open to researchers by appointment.