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Intermountain Power Agency records

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS 7951

Scope and Contents

Collection consists of basic documentation books related to various aspects of business within the Intermountain Power Agency. Materials date from between 1981 and 1985.


  • 1981-1985


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 publish material from Intermountain Power Agency records must be obtained from the Supervisor of Reference Services and/or the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Board of Curators.

Biographical History

J. Sterling Merrell (1919-2006) was a soldier and businessman in Utah.

J. Sterling Merrell was born January 20, 1919 in Bluebell, Utah. He graduated from the MBA program at Brigham Young University, and later went on to marry Eunice Laurel Hutchings in the Salt Lake Temple on November 25, 1942. He served in the military for 30 years, including during World War II, Korea, and Vietnam. He later went on to work in various other fields such as sales and real estate. He was also on the board of directions for the Intermountain Power Association as well as various other corporations. J. Sterling Merrell died September 14, 2006.

Administrative History

The Intermountain Power Agency is a governmental entity of the state of Utah organized to finance and manage a central electricity generation facility. The agency was established in 1977, and its members include twenty-three Utah municipalities that own electric utilities.


7 cartons (7 linear ft.)




The collection has been kept in its original order.

Custodial History

Donated by J. Sterling Merrell in 1987.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Donated; J. Sterling Merrell; 1987.


This collection provides insight to various business aspects of the Intermountain Power Agency. Collected in Utah and the American West and LDS cultural, social, and religious history (20th Century Western and Mormon Manuscripts collection development policy 5.VII, August 2007).

Processing Information

Processed; Kiren Dulai, student processor, and John Murphy, curator; 2011.

Register of Intermountain Power Agency records
Kiren Dulai
2011 September 12
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