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Ogden IRS Western Service Center Collection

Identifier: MS-335

Scope and Contents

The IRS collection is a collection of materials donated by the Ogden Western Service Center

pertaining to its in-house newsletter. The Collection is broken up into four main series:

Manuscript, Multi-media, Photographs and Negatives.

The Manuscript series contains the newsletters from 1958-2005 and other documents pertaining

to the newsletters or the IRS in general. The Multi-media series contains U-matic and VHS

recordings about some of the important happenings at the IRS. The Photograph series contains

the photographs taken for the newsletters, it follows the layout provided by the IRS. There are 50

categories, each one corresponding to a department or event within the IRS. This number has

been placed on the right side of the folder (for a complete list see arrangement outline under


Some of the photographs have a number which was put on the photo and its pouch of negatives

which coincided with the issue that the photo appeared in the Newscope newsletter. For example,

36-1083- 016: the 36 stood for the category (EEO), 10 is the month and 83 is the year and the last

number is the number of the photo on the negative strip. Where possible the number has been

placed on the folder or the photograph. This numbering system stopped in the 1990’s when the

photos were no longer processed at the center but taken to an outside vendor. There are also a

few slides that have been placed with its corresponding photograph. The Negative series follows

the same setup as the photographs.


  • Creation: 1958 - 2005


122 Boxes

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Box 1-4 Newsletters

Box 4 Other Service Centers

Box 4-5 Task Force

Box 5 Western Service Center

Box 5 Miscellaneous


Box 5-6 U-Matic

Box 6 VHS


Box 7-10 Director’s Office(1)

Box 10-13 Director’s Office Through the Years(24) This includes OSC Director’s, staff, IRS Commissioners, Division and Branch Chiefs, Dignitaries and VIP Visitors.

Box 14-18 Administrative (Resource Management) Division(3)

Box 14 Personnel Branch, Labor Relations(4)

Box 14-15 Training Branch(5)

Box 16-17 Facilities Management Branch(6)

Box 16-18 Security(46)

Box 18-21 Visitors/VIPs(7)

Box 20-21 Tours(25)

Box 21 Compliance Division(8)

Box 21 Exam Branch(9)

Box 21 Criminal Investigation Branch(48)

Box 21 Collection Branch(49)

Box 21 Underreporter/AUR(56)

Box 21-21 Community Events(10)

Box 22-27 Quality Assurance Division(11)

Box 26-27 Towards Excellence(43)

Box 27 Quality Awards(45)

Box 27 Information Services Division(12)

Box 27 Computer Branch(14)

Box 27-30 Processing Division (In early days called Exam Division)(16)

Box 28 Data Conversion Branch(13)

Box 28-29 Accounting Branch(15)

Box 29 Accounts Receivable(53) Box 29 Document Perfection Branch (Also called Returns Analysis Branch)(17)

Box 29 Receipt Control Branch(18)

Box 29-30 Electronic Filing (ELF)(19)

Box 30-31 Tax Accounts Division(20)

Box 30 Taxpayer Relations Branch(21 and 22)

Box 30 Adjustments Correspondence Branch(23)

Box 30-31 Problem Resolution (PRP)(47)

Box 31 Customer Service Branch)(58)

Box 31 VITA(54)

Box 31 Retirements(26)

Box 32-41 Employee Awards(27)

Box 41-47 Employee Association(38)

Box 41-43 EA sponsored contests and events

Box 43-44 Miscellaneous Contests(30)

Box 44-47 Holiday Features/Contest(31)

Box 47-52 OSC Queens Contests(29)

Box 47-51 Service Center Queens

Box 51-52 Rodeo Queens

Box 52-56 Newscope Feature Photos(32)

Box 54-56 Special Projects(33)

Box 56-57 Combined Federal Campaign(34)

Box 57-59 Savings Bonds Events(35) Box 59-67 Equal Employment Opportunity(36)

Special Emphasis Week Activities; EEO Representatives; EEO Awards and Nominees

Box 62 Federal Women’s Program(36B-51)

Box 65-67 Toastmasters(36C-and 52)

Box 67 NTEU (Union)(37)

Box 67-68 Other Service Centers(38)

District Offices(39)

Box 68-70 Building and Grounds(40)

Box 68-70 Child Care Center Box 70-72 Sports(41)

Box 72 Other Early Historical Photos(42)

72-73 Public Affairs Office(44)

Box 72-73(13a) News Media, 12d) Tour Guides and Reporters,Newscope Staff, Tax Practitioners

Box 73-75 Miscellaneous (No Number)

Box 76-121 Negatives, Same organization as photographs

Box 122 Oversized

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Repository Details

Part of the WSU Stewart Library Special Collections Repository

3921 Central Campus Drive Dept 2901
Ogden UT 84408