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The diary of the city council of Spring City

 File — Folder: 1
Identifier: MSS SC 2776

Scope and Contents

Photocopy and digital copy of handwritten meeting minutes of the city council of Spring City, Utah. The record was created by Samuel Ruggles Aiken, Spring City recorder, in January 1871, and was added to by other recorders, including John R. Baxter, John F. Allred, and S. Burdich, until April 1886. Minutes include city business and operations, focusing on placement and maintenance of ditches and concerns over water rights. Dated 1871-1886.


  • 1871-1886


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 The diary of the city council of Spring City must be obtained from the Supervisor of Reference Services and/or the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Coordinating Committee.

Administrative History

Spring City (Utah) City Council was established by law on 4 April 1870 under the Territory of Utah.

Spring City was incorporated on 4 April 1870 by the Legislative Assembly and Governor of the Territory of Utah. When the city was incorporated, it was also established that there be a city council consisting of a mayor and six councilors who would be elected by the citizens of tbe city. In 1892, it was changed so only five city council members were elected. The city council was given authority to levy and collect taxes for city purposes upon on taxable property. They were also given authority to appoint a recorder, treasurer, assessor and collector, and marshal and supervisor of streets. The city council has the power and authority to make, ordain, establish, and execute ordinances for the benefity of the city and the protection of property, and has control of the water and water courses leading to the city. The mayor is the chief executive officer of the city council, presides over the council, and has the power to veto any ordinance. The city council also has power to regulate the police and businesses within the city, and to establish and regulate hospitals.

The first mayor of Spring City, elected in 1870, was James Anderson, and the first members of City Council were Abram C. Acord, Reddick C. Allred, Samuel B. Frost, John Frantzen and Isaac M. Behunin. Other city officials includes Samuel R. Aiken as Recorder and Treasurer, I. M. Allred as Street Supervisor, Thomas B. Allred as Chief of Police, and Reddick N. Allred as Postmaster.


1 folder (0.05 linear ft.) : (232 p.)

2 computer disks



Custodial History

The photocopies and digital copies were made from the original minutes (formerly MSS 602).

Immediate Source of Acquisition

The photocopies and digital copies were made from the original minutes (formerly MSS 602).


Utah and the American West cultural, social, and religious history (19th Century Mormon and Western Manuscripts collection development policy IV.a.i.4, November 2013).

Existence and Location of Originals

Original volume (formerly housed at BYU as MSS 602) is located in the Utah State Archives in Salt Lake City, Utah.

Processing Information

Record updated for DACS compliance and added disks; Ryan K. Lee; 2018.


Register of The diary of the city council of Spring City
Elisa Visick
2010 December 3
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
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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