Intermountain Power Agency records

Intermountain Power Agency records

Dates: 1981-1985

Collection consists of basic documentation books related to various aspects of business within the Intermountain Power Agency. Materials date from between 1981 and 1985.

  • Extent: 7 cartons (7 linear ft.)
  • Creator: Intermountain Power Agency (Murray, Utah). -- Merrell, J. Sterling, 1919-2006
  • Call Number: MSS 7951
  • Repository: L. Tom Perry Special Collections; 20th Century Western & Mormon Manuscripts; 1130 Harold B. Lee Library; Brigham Young University; Provo, Utah 84602;
  • Access Restrictions: Open for public research.
Languages and Scripts
The collection has been kept in its original order.
Conditions of Use
It is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain any necessary copyright clearances. Permission to publish material from Intermountain Power Agency records must be obtained from the Supervisor of Reference Services and/or the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Board of Curators.
Preferred Citation
Initial citation: MSS 7951; Intermountain Power Agency records; 20th Century Western and Mormon Manuscripts; L. Tom Perry Special Collections, Harold B. Lee Library, Brigham Young University. Following citations: MSS 7951, LTPSC.
Custodial History
Donated by J. Sterling Merrell in 1987.
Acquisition Information
Donated; J. Sterling Merrell; 1987.
Subject Terms
Intermountain Power Agency (Murray, Utah)--Archives; Business, Industry, Labor, and Commerce; Electric industries--Utah; Labor History
Genre / Form
Processing Information
Processed; Kiren Dulai, student processor, and John Murphy, curator; 2011.
Appraisal Information
This collection provides insight to various business aspects of the Intermountain Power Agency. Collected in Utah and the American West and LDS cultural, social, and religious history (20th Century Western and Mormon Manuscripts collection development policy 5.VII, August 2007).
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Finding Aid Title
Intermountain Power Agency records
Finding Aid Author
Finding aid prepared by Kiren Dulai
Finding Aid Creator
This finding aid was produced using the Archivists' Toolkit 2014-01-26T04:25-0700
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Biographical Info:

Biographical History

J. Sterling Merrell (1919-2006) was a soldier and businessman in Utah.

J. Sterling Merrell was born January 20, 1919 in Bluebell, Utah. He graduated from the MBA program at Brigham Young University, and later went on to marry Eunice Laurel Hutchings in the Salt Lake Temple on November 25, 1942. He served in the military for 30 years, including during World War II, Korea, and Vietnam. He later went on to work in various other fields such as sales and real estate. He was also on the board of directions for the Intermountain Power Association as well as various other corporations. J. Sterling Merrell died September 14, 2006.

Administrative History

The Intermountain Power Agency is a governmental entity of the state of Utah organized to finance and manage a central electricity generation facility. The agency was established in 1977, and its members include twenty-three Utah municipalities that own electric utilities.

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John Murphy
Curator - 20th Century Western & Mormon Manuscripts