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Provo Lake Resort Company records

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS 3895

Scope and Contents note

The collection contains meeting minutes, account books, stock certificates, promissory notes, and other financial records.


  • 1890-1900


Conditions Governing Access note

Open for public research.

Conditions Governing Use note

It is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain any necessary copyright clearances.

Permission to publish material from the Provo Lake Resort Company record must be obtained from the Supervisor of Reference Services and/or the Special Collections Board of Curators.

Organizational History

The Provo Lake Resort Company was incorporated in February 1891 when land and facilities that had previously been owned by the Garden City Bathing Resort were purchased. The original directors were William Probert, Isaac Fordonski, Joseph F. Thompson, Charles A. Allen, and Peter Stubbs, with Fordonski acting as superintendent. The resort was located on Utah Lake, just south of the mouth of the Provo River, and provided various recreational activities including boating, bathing, and a saloon.

From the Board of Directors minutes it is clear that the company was plagued with financial problems and was not profitable during the 1890s. Although it is unclear when the Provo Lake Resort Company ceased operations, recreation at Utah Lake declined in the early 1900s due to a drought that lowered the water level.


4 folders (0.25 linear ft.)

Language of Materials



The collection contains the records of Provo Lake Resort Company.

Arrangement note

The Records of the Provo Lake Resort Company, 1890-1900, consist of two archival series: 1. Provo Lake Resort Company records, 1891-1900; and 2. Provo Lake Resort Company miscellaneous documents, 1890.

Other Finding Aids note

A more detailed finding aid is available in print in the repository.

Other Finding Aids

File-level inventory available online.

Custodial History note


Immediate Source of Acquisition note


Appraisal note

19th Century Western and Mormon Manuscripts.

Related Materials

For photographs of the resort, see the Elton T. Taylor photographs (P0536; University of Utah Marriott Library, Multimedia Archives).

Processing Information note

Processed; Lindsay Larson, 19th Century Manuscripts Processor; 2007.

Register of Provo Lake Resort Company records
Benjamin Sipes
2011 June 13
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.
Library Services and Technology Act (LSTA) grant, 2007-2008

Repository Details

Part of the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Repository

1130 HBLL
Brigham Young University
Provo Utah 84602 United States