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An act in relation to Utah Library

 Collection — Folder: 1
Identifier: Vault MSS 539

Scope and Contents

Handwritten act of the Utah territorial legislature establishing the Utah Library. The librarian over the institution was under a two-year legislative appointment and was given a budget of $6000. The librarian was given authority to conduct all business relating to the library. The main purpose of the library was to provide materials for the legislature, but items could be made available to federal officials and private citizens of Utah at the discretion of the librarian. The document was signed by Brigham Young, Governor of Utah Territory; Willard Richards, President of the Council; and by W. W. Phelps, Speaker of the House of Representatives.


  • 1852


  • Utah (Organization)

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 An act in relation to Utah Library must be obtained from the Supervisor of Reference Services and/or the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Board of Curators.


1 item (4 pages) : handwritten

Language of Materials



19th Century Western and Mormon Manuscripts.

Register of An act in relation to Utah Library
Leslie Evens
2011 November 2
Description rules
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