Newton, Utah was founded in 1869 by settlers seeking better agricultural lands, perennial access to water, and a location that was situated closer to other settlements in Cache Valley. The settlement of Newton also came as a result of the migration of settlers from Clarkston, Idaho who relocated to Newton because the winter weather in Clarkston made winter travel nearly impossible. During 1869 and 1870 many of Clarkston's residents moved to Newton and began to construct a settlement. Over the next few decades these and other settlers constructed homes, a rock church, irrigation canals, a reservoir, roads, bridges, and other projects that solidified the town's location and allowed it's agricultural economy to progress.
This twenty-box collection consists of various materials which document the history of Newton and spans the period of 1890 to 1994. Included in this collection are meeting minutes of the Newton Young Married Folks Club (1941-1955), meeting minutes of the Newton Study Club (1956-1981), meeting minutes and reports of Newton Ward Relief Societies (1973-1991), Newton monthly treasurer's reports (1983-1991), various histories of Newton with photographs, Newton Water Association receipt ledgers (1942-1974), Newton Primary Association Ward Record Books (1939-1948), papers concerning the Larsen Brothers Company (1907-1956), Newton school records (1890-1891, 1918), and Newton Town Corporation payment registers (1950-1991).
Restrictions on Access :
No restrictions on use, except: not available through interlibrary loan.Restrictions on Use :
It is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain any necessary copyright clearances.
Permission to publish material from the The Newton, Utah Historical Documents Collection must be obtained from the Special Collections Manuscript Curator and/or the Special Collections Department Head.Preferred Citation :
Initial Citation: The Newton, Utah Historical Documents Collection USU_COLL MSS 306, Box [ ]. Special Collections and Archives. Utah State University Merrill-Cazier Library. Logan, Utah.
Following Citations:USU_COLL MSS 306, USUSCA.
Arranged in chronological order.
Processing Note :
Processed in May of 2006Acquisition Information :
The materials in this collection were donated to USU Special Collections in 1999 and in 2005 by Cleo Griffin.Related Materials :
USU Special Collection also contains other materials which document the history of Newton, including Coll Mss 249 The Newton Literary Club Meeting Minutes,
Caine Coll Mss 17 The Hyrum Larsen Journals,
The John Henry Barker Papers,Coll Mss 25
The Willard & Bessie Ballard Papers, Coll Mss 265
and various papers in the Cache County Records Collection.Bibliography : Additional Information:
Detailed Description of the Collection