Register of the Samuel Culver Park Papers,

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Biographical Note/Historical Note

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Collection Overview +/-

Title: Samuel Culver Park Papers,
Dates: 1911-1915. (inclusive)
Collection Number: Mss B 197
Summary: Mayor and businessman of Salt Lake City. Official publications, copies of speeches, newspaper clippings of a general political nature. All of the published materials, consisting mostly of law books, have been removed from the collection.
Repository: Utah State Historical Society

Collection Inventory +/-

Box Folder Contents
Box , Folder : Speeches
Box 1, Folder 1-3 : Speeches
Box , Folder : Scrapbooks
Box 1, Folder 4 : October 1911 - January 1912
Box 1, Folder 5 : January 1912 - March 1912
Box 2, Folder 1 : March 1912 - June 1912
Box 2, Folder 2 : June 1912 - November 1912
Box 3, Folder 1 : November 1912 - June 1913
Box 3, Folder 2 : June 1913 - November 1913
Box 4, Folder 1 : November 1913 - March 1914
Box 4, Folder 2 : March 1914 - October 1914
Box 5, Folder 1 : September 1914 - July 1915
Box 5, Folder 2 : July 1915 - December 1915
Box , Folder : Oversize
Box 6, Folder 1 : Certificate (Society of the Sons of the American Revolution, 19 March 1909)

Biographical Note/Historical Note +/-

Samuel Culver Park (1869-1920), a former mayor and prominent businessman of Salt Lake City, was born in Cheyenne, Wyoming, and came with his family to Salt Lake City in 1871. Samuel took a job as a cashier at the Bank of Commerce in 1894. He later became president of the Boyd Park Jewelry Company in Salt Lake City. In 1903, he won election to the Utah State Senate where he served until 1907. He served during the same period in the Utah National Guard from which he retired as a brigadier general in 1908.

In 1909 Park became a member of the Board of Education in Salt Lake City. During his second term he resigned to accept the nomination for Salt Lake City mayor and was elected in 1911 (served 1912-1915). While a lifetime Republican Park ran on a non-partisan businessman's ticket which drew support from all parties. He was the first mayor elected under the new commission form of government and as such also served as commissioner of public safety and had jurisdiction over the police, fire and health departments. He did much to reorganize these agencies along metropolitan lines.

Content Description +/-

Official publications, copies of speeches, newspaper clippings of a general political nature.

Collection Use +/-

Restrictions on Access:

Restrictions on Use

Administrative Information +/-



Park, Samuel Culver, 1869-1920.




Library Services and Technology Act (LSTA) grant, 2007-2008


6 boxes (5.5 linear ft.)

Language of the Finding Aid:

Finding aid written in Englishin Latin script

EAD Creation Date:


Related Material:

Boyd Park Jewelry Company Records, Mss B-392

Subjects +/-

Subject Terms:

Republican Party (Utah).

Corporate Names:

Salt Lake City (Utah).

Geographical Names:

Utah -- Politics and government.