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Utah National Parks Council records

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS 5785

Scope and Contents note

Collection includes scrapbooks, ephemera, documents, papers, correspondence, and other assorted materials. These have been collected over the span of the organization's existence, beginning in 1910.


  • 1910-2005


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 Utah National Parks Council records must be obtained from the Supervisor of Reference Services and/or the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Board of Curators.

Administrative History

The Utah National Parks Council of the Boy Scouts of America was formed on February 3, 1936 in a merger of the Timpanogos Council and the Bryce Canyon Council. The council is headquartered in Orem, Utah, and currently divided into districts that oversee the Scouting program in central and southern Utah. The council also operates eight Scout camps and two high adventure bases in the state.


2 oversize boxes (2.66 linear ft.)

1 box (0.5 linear ft.)

21 cartons (21 linear ft.)

Language of Materials



Utah has one of the longest-running Scouting legacies in the country. The first Boy Scout Troop in the state got its start in Logan, Utah in 1910. The Utah County Council was organized February 22, 1921, and in 1922 it changed its name to the Timpanogos District Council. In 1931 the council merged with the Zion National Park Council, and the name was shortened to the Timpanogos Council. Then on February 3, 1936, that council merged with the Bryce Canyon Council, and thereby became the Utah National Parks Council. The Council includes 39 districts. The collection is made of papers and documents accrued in the history of the organization since its inception, and spanning through 2005.

Arrangement note

The collection was donated, in part, as it was created, and so the order of the collection exists as a preliminary inventory in the order in which it was received. Order is in its original form from the donor organization.

Other Finding Aids note

More detailed finding aid available in repository.

Custodial History note

Donated by the Utah National Parks Council on May 8, 2007.

Immediate Source of Acquisition note

Donated; Utah National Parks Council; 2007.

Appraisal note

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

Processing Information note

Processed; Alicia Lynn Harris, student processor, and John Murphy, curator, 2009.

Addition processed; Kelsey Samuelsen, student manuscripts processor; 2012.

Additional box processed; Kelsey Samuelsen, student manuscripts processor; 2012.

Register of Utah National Parks Council records
Alicia Lynn Harris, student manuscript processor, and John M. Murphy, curator
2009 June
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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