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San Juan County uranium mine development collection

 Collection — Box: 1
Identifier: MSS 9469

Scope and Contents

This collection pertains to the development of a uranium mine in San Juan County, Utah, owned by Thomas Kearns from 1914 to 1918. Files include business correspondence between Kearns and the mine foremen, mining associates, and government agencies; business correspondence between John (J.F.) Fitzpatrick, Kearns’s personal secretary, and the mine foremen, miners, mining associates, and government agencies; water appropriation documents concerning the ownership of water rights around the mine property; bills, invoices, receipts and other records concerning the business of the mine. Materials dated from 1910 to 1965, with bulk dates from 1914 to 1918.


  • 1910-1965
  • Majority of material found within 1914-1918

Conditions Governing Access

Open for public research.

Conditions Governing Use

It is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain any necessary copyright clearances. Permission to use material from this collection must be obtained from Reference Services at


1 box (0.5 linear ft.)

Language of Materials



Arranged chronologically.

Custodial History

Purchased from Beehive Antiques in 2014.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Purchased; Beehive Antiques; 2014.


Utah and American West and LDS cultural, social, and religious history (20th Century Western and Mormon Manuscripts collection development policy, 5.VII, 2007).

Processing Information

Processed; Sharol Sorensen; 2021.

San Juan County uranium mine development collection
In Progress
Sharol Sorensen
2021 March
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
Script of description
Language of description note
Finding aid written in English in Latin script.

Repository Details

Part of the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Repository

1130 HBLL
Brigham Young University
Provo Utah 84602 United States