Guide to the USU Student Union Photograph Collection
1946-1986

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Overview of the Collection

Creator: USU Student Union, 1946-1986
Title: USU Student Union Photograph Collection
Dates: 1946-1986 ( inclusive )
Quantity: 1 Box (0.5 linear ft.)
Collection Number: USU_P0367
Summary: 380 black and white photographic images, including portraits of previous Student Union administrators and images of students in the TUB and Student Union
Repository: Utah State University. Special Collections and Archives
Photograph Collection

Merrill-Cazier Library
Utah State University
3000 Old Main Hill
Logan, UT 84322-3000
Phone: 435 797-2663
Fax: 435 797-2880
Email: scweb@usu.edu

Languages: Material in English 
Sponsor: Library Services and Technology Act (LSTA) grant, 2007-2008

Biographical Note

Until the 1950s, campus lacked a formal building for use by the student body. The Family Life Building, with a cafeteria and outdoor eating area, served as a social gathering place for the students. Other structures, such as the TUB (Temporary Union Building), were used from 1946 to 1952 while the Student Union Building was planned and built. On May 2, 1953, the first wing of the building was dedicated and opened for student use, with the second wing being completed nearly ten years later in December of 1964. From the 1950s to the 1970s, the building was referred to as the Union Center. Around 1980, the name of the building was changed to the Taggart Student Center after Glen L. Taggart, 11th President of the University. For continuity's sake, the building will be referred to as the "Student Union Building." Evan Stevensen oversaw the design and construction of the center.

Content Description

This collection consists of 380 images including portraits of previous Student Union administrators such as: Glenn Blaser, Ralph Richards, Jay Andersen, Evan Stevensen, Gary Chambers, Jack Nixon, Kerr Rolfe, and Helmut A. Hoch. Also included are images of students in the TUB and Student Union bowling alley, billiard room, playing ping pong, in the cafeteria and snack bar, and activities in the ballroom. The images were probably used for publicizing student activities available in the Student Union. The photos are taped to black construction paper on both sides. Some photos are cracked, slightly torn or yellowed.

The bulk of this collection contains the two years of Union Building construction, mainly 1963-1964. Most of the students in the images are not identified.

Use of the Collection

Restrictions on Access :  Restrictions

No restrictions on use, except: not available through interlibrary loan.

Restrictions on Use :  Copyright

It is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain any necessary copyright clearances.

Permission to publish material from the USU Student Union Photograph Collection must be obtained from the Special Collections Photo Curator and/or the Special Collections Department Head.

Preferred Citation :  

Initial Citation: P0367; USU Student Union Photograph Collection; Photograph Collections Special Collections and Archives. Utah State University Merrill-Cazier Library. Logan, Utah.

Following Citations:P0367, USUSC.

Administrative Information

Arrangement :

Numbered Sequence according to Box, Folder, and Item

Processing Note :  

Processed in December of 2007

Acquisition Information :  

Received by donation

Related Materials :  


Detailed Description of the Collection

Union Building, 1946-1986
Container(s)
Description
Dates
box
folder
1 1
1:01:01: Union Building south side construction 1946-1986
1:01:02: Union Building ground completed 1946-1986
1:01:03: Union Building patio 1946-1986
1:01:04: Union Building and Old Main at night 1946-1986
1:01:05: Union Building patio 1946-1986
1:01:06: Union Building south side 1946-1986
1:01:07-08: Student Body on grass south of Union Building 1946-1986
1:01:09: Union Building 1946-1986
1:01:10: Union Building night 1946-1986
1:01:11: Union Building with symbol 1946-1986

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Temporary Union Building, 1946-1986
Container(s)
Description
Dates
box
folder
1 2
1:02:01: Two couples at banquet 1946-1986
1:02:02: People self serving at buffet 1946-1986
1:02:03: Close up of people eating 1946-1986
1:02:04-05: Two tables at banquet 1946-1986
1:02:06: People working and eating 1946-1986
1:02:07: Tables in cafeteria 1946-1986
1:02:08: Man working at table 1946-1986
1:02:09: Two ladies talk after eating 1946-1986
1:02:10: Man with crutches and man with book 1946-1986
1:02:11: Man in kitchen 1946-1986
1:02:12: Empty cafeteria 1946-1986
1:02:13-15: Busy cafeteria 1946-1986
1:02:16: Man with clipboard 1946-1986
1:02:17: Two men and a woman with large pot 1946-1986
1:02:18-20: Busy cafeteria 1946-1986
1:02:21: Cook with spatula 1946-1986
1:02:22: Server with signs in background "portion control" 1946-1986
1:02:23: Big banquet 1946-1986
1:02:24: Serving meal 1946-1986
1:02:25: Men at buffet line 1946-1986
1:02:26: Cafeteria tables and serving area 1946-1986
1:02:27: Getting drinks 1946-1986
1:02:28: Empty cafeteria 1946-1986
1:02:29: Students in cafeteria 1946-1986
1:02:30: Two ladies getting drinks 1946-1986
1:02:31: Ladies self serving at buffet 1946-1986
1:02:32: Two ladies getting drinks 1946-1986
1:02:33: Man having a drink Christmas time 1946-1986
1:02:34: Cafeteria 1946-1986
1:02:35: Two women making shish kabobs 1946-1986
1:02:36: Two servers 1946-1986
1:02:37: Woman putting dishes away 1946-1986
1:02:38: Two men doing homework 1946-1986
1:02:39: Six people pose for photo 1946-1986
1:02:40: Man moving glasses 1946-1986
1:02:41: Students socializing 1946-1986

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Union Building, 1946-1986
Container(s)
Description
Dates
box
folder
1 3
1:03:01-02: Sunburst Lounge 1946-1986
1:03:03: Chair set up 1946-1986
1:03:04: Skyroom 1946-1986
1:03:05: Seating area 1946-1986
1:03:06: Kitchen counter and cabinets 1946-1986
1:03:07: Students in bookstore 1946-1986
1:03:08: Tuxedo rental 1946-1986
1:03:09: Secretary 1946-1986
1:03:10: Grace Lemke portrait - Program counselor 1946-1986
1:03:11: Two ladies sorting accessories 1946-1986
1:03:12: Room 119 Student Union 1946-1986
1:03:13: Jeanette Hogan and Marilyn Dardy 1946-1986
1:03:14: Two ladies sorting accessories 1946-1986
1:03:15: Woman at counter 1946-1986
1:03:16: Helmut A Hoch portrait 1946-1986
1:03:17-18: Helmut A Hoch with tools 1946-1986
1:03:19: Evan Stevensen at desk 1946-1986
1:03:20: "SUB fountain" - Evan Stevensen, Jack Nixon, unidentified others 1946-1986
1:03:21-22 : Jack Nixon portrait 1946-1986
1:03:23-24: Kerr Rolfe portrait 1946-1986
1:03:25: Kerr Rolfe on stairs 1946-1986
1:03:26: Jack Nixon with Union Building blueprints 1946-1986
1:03:27: Student at door 1946-1986
1:03:28: Evan Stevenson Director of Union portrait 1946-1986
1:03:29: Evan Stevenson with two students on Union Building stairs 1946-1986
1:03:30: Two women in office 1946-1986
1:03:31-32: Evan Stevenson with two men and three women at table. "Starlight" program 1946-1986
1:03:33-36: Barber shop 1946-1986
1:03:37: Man at index of USU Alumni Assoc 1946-1986

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Roman Banquet , 1946-1986
Container(s)
Description
Dates
box
folder
1 4
1:04:01: Belly dancer 1946-1986
1:04:02-03: Man posing 1946-1986
1:04:04-46: Roman Banquet 1946-1986
1:04:47: Woman dancing 1946-1986
1:04:48-51: Roman Banquet 1946-1986

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Union Building Games, 1946-1986
Container(s)
Description
Dates
box
folder
1 5
1:05:01: "Dames No 39" 1946-1986
1:05:02: Bowling ball and pins 1946-1986
1:05:03: Pool tables 1946-1986
1:05:04: Man and woman playing game 1946-1986
1:05:05: Four women with bowling award 1946-1986
1:05:06: Archery team with trophy 1946-1986
1:05:07: Four men playing chess 1946-1986
1:05:08: Four men playing pool 1946-1986
1:05:09: Man bowls 1946-1986
1:05:10: Pool game in mirror 1946-1986
1:05:11: Chess game 1946-1986
1:05:12: Woman bowling 1946-1986
1:05:13: Bowling score sheet 1946-1986
1:05:14: Unidentified person bowling 1946-1986
1:05:15: Pins falling 1946-1986
1:05:16: Woman playing pool 1946-1986
1:05:17: Woman bowling 1946-1986
1:05:18: Bowling 1946-1986
1:05:19: Pool game 1946-1986
1:05:20: Woman bowling 1946-1986
1:05:21: Room 326 registration desk 1946-1986
1:05:22: Billiard room 1946-1986
1:05:23: Ping pong game 1946-1986
1:05:24: Two men playing game 1946-1986
1:05:25: Chess game 1946-1986
1:05:26: Students with trophies 1946-1986
1:05:27: Bowling room 1946-1986
1:05:28: Students in social hall 1946-1986
1:05:29: Three men with bowling ball 1946-1986
1:05:30: Woman with turkey 1946-1986
1:05:31: Awards presented 1946-1986
1:05:32: Two men with turkeys 1946-1986
1:05:33: Chess game 1946-1986
1:05:34: Students accepting turkeys 1946-1986
1:05:35: Awards presented 1946-1986
1:05:36: Two kids at foosball table 1946-1986
1:05:37: Man awarded turkey 1946-1986
1:05:38: Eight people accepting award 1946-1986
1:05:39: Man bowls 1946-1986
1:05:40: Two men playing pool 1946-1986
1:05:41: Ten people at table 1946-1986
1:05:42: Bowling alley 1946-1986
1:05:43: Weber State, University of Wyoming bowling teams 1946-1986

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Union Building Games, 1946-1986
Container(s)
Description
Dates
box
folder
1 6
1:06:01-03: Greek activity 1946-1986
1:06:04: Three students at pool table 1946-1986
1:06:05: Three students bowling 1946-1986
1:06:06: Man bowling 1946-1986
1:06:07: Chess tournament 1946-1986
1:06:08: Pool match with onlookers in window 1946-1986
1:06:09: Empty ping pong room 1946-1986
1:06:10: Man and woman with turkeys 1946-1986
1:06:11: Man and woman putting turkeys between bowling balls 1946-1986
1:06:12: Cards 1946-1986
1:06:13-15: Award ceremony 1946-1986
1:06:14: Empty ping pong room 1946-1986
1:06:15: Award ceremony 1946-1986
1:06:16: Joy receiving bowling award 1946-1986
1:06:17: Students playing game 1946-1986
1:06:18: Woman bowling 1946-1986
1:06:19: Man and woman at Turkey Bowl 1946-1986
1:06:20: Two women and man of bowling team pose with ball and pins 1946-1986
1:06:21: Two students receive bowling trophies 1946-1986
1:06:22-29: Students play ping pong 1946-1986
1:06:23: Students bowling 1946-1986
1:06:24: Turkey bowl. Same as 1:05:33 1946-1986
1:06:25: Man bowling. Same as 1:05:09 1946-1986
1:06:27: Students playing pool 1946-1986
1:06:28: Students playing pool with professor 1946-1986
1:06:29: Students play ping pong 1946-1986
1:06:30: Students fencing 1946-1986
1:06:31: Bowling awarded. Same as 1:05:05 1946-1986
1:06:32: Students playing game 1946-1986
1:06:33: Students play pool 1946-1986
1:06:34: Chess tournament 1946-1986
1:06:35: Students fencing 1946-1986
1:06:36: USU vs BYU bowling scoresheet 1946-1986
1:06:37: Chess club awarded 1946-1986
1:06:38: Awards presented to three students. Same as 1:05:30 and 1:05:34 1946-1986
1:06:39: Trophy case 1946-1986
1:06:40: Students playing pool 1946-1986
1:06:41: Turkey Bowl 1946-1986
1:06:42: Students playing pool 1946-1986
1:06:43: Chess trophy presented. Same as 1:05:46 1946-1986
1:06:44: Students playing checkers 1946-1986
1:06:45: Man and woman holding trophy 1946-1986
1:06:46: Woman with bowling ball 1946-1986
1:06:47: Two men bowling 1946-1986
1:06:48: Female team bowling 1946-1986
1:06:49: Students at table. Same as 1:05:41 1946-1986
1:06:50: Woman with bowling ball 1946-1986
1:06:51: Woman presented with turkey at Turkey Bowl 1946-1986
1:06:52: Woman with turkey at Turkey bowl. Same as 1:05:35 1946-1986
1:06:53: Students bowling 1946-1986
1:06:54: Two men awarded turkeys at turkey bowl 1946-1986
1:06:55: Bowling trophy presented 1946-1986
1:06:56-57: Woman with bowling ball 1946-1986
1:06:58: Students playing bingo 1946-1986
1:06:59: Woman awarded turkey at turkey bowl 1946-1986

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Union Building with Architectural Drawings, 1946-1986
Container(s)
Description
Dates
box
folder
1 7
1:07:01: Union Building Construction May 20, 1963
1:07:02: Union Building Construction May 16, 1963
1:07:03: Union Building Construction May 15, 1963
1:07:04-05: Union Building Construction November 25, 1963
1:07:06: Union Building Construction August 1, 1963
1:07:07: Architectural drawing of Union Building 1946-1986
1:07:08: Model of Union Building 1946-1986
1:07:09: Union Building Construction August 1, 1963
1:07:10: Union Building Construction September 18, 1963
1:07:11: Union Building Construction May 1964
1:07:12-14: Union Building Construction August 1, 1963
1:07:15: Northwest view of Union Building 1946-1986
1:07:16: Union Building Construction 1946-1986
1:07:17: Union Building Construction August 1, 1963
1:07:18: Union Building Construction 1946-1986
1:07:19: Union Building Construction November 25, 1963
1:07:20-24: Union Building Construction 1946-1986
1:07:25: Union Building Construction September 18, 1963
1:07:26: Union Building Construction May 16, 1963
1:07:27: Newspaper press 1946-1986
1:07:28-29: Union Building 1946-1986
1:07:30: Empty ballroom 1946-1986
1:07:31: Union Building South side 1946-1986
1:07:32-34: Union Building Construction 1946-1986
1:07:35-37: Evan Stevensen hanging up architectural drawings and blueprints 1946-1986
1:07:38-41: Union Building Construction 1946-1986
1:07:42: Union Building Construction July 10, 1964
1:07:43-44: Union Building Construction 1946-1986
1:07:45-48: May 1964 Union Building Construction 1946-1986
1:07:49: Union Building Construction August 1, 1963
1:07:50: Wood screen 1946-1986
1:07:51: Union Building Construction September 18, 1963
1:07:52: Union Building Construction May 1964
1:07:53: Union Building Construction 1946-1986
1:07:54: Union Building Construction September 18, 1963
1:07:55: Union Building Construction August 18, 1963
1:07:56: Union Building Construction September 18, 1963
1:07:57: View from construction site looking at Agricultural Science Building 1946-1986
1:07:58: Union Building Construction 1946-1986
1:07:59: Union Building Construction June 22, 1963
1:07:60: Union Building through trees 1946-1986
1:07:61: Skyroom chairs 1946-1986
1:07:62: Empty room 1946-1986
1:07:63: Union Building Construction 1946-1986
1:07:64: Union Building Construction with old cars in foreground 1946-1986
1:07:65: Union Building Construction 1946-1986
1:07:66: Union Building Southeast corner 1946-1986
1:07:67: Union Building 1946-1986
1:07:68: Evan Stevenson with others looking at architectural drawings 1946-1986
1:07:69: Union Building Construction 1946-1986

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Union Building, 1946-1986
Container(s)
Description
Dates
box
folder
1 8
1:08:01: Union Building Construction April 14, 1963
1:08:02: Union Building Construction May 18, 1963
1:08:03: Union Building Construction 1946-1986
1:08:04: Union Building Construction May 16, 1963
1:08:05-07: Union Building Construction 1946-1986
1:08:08-10: Union Building Construction 1946-1986
1:08:11: Union Building Construction May 10, 1963
1:08:12: Union Building Construction 1946-1986
1:08:13: Union Building Construction July 10, 1964
1:08:14-15: Union Building Construction May 1964
1:08:16-17: Union Building Construction July 10, 1964
1:08:18: View from top of Union Building 1946-1986
1:08:19: Evan Stevenson and others looking at Union Building model 1946-1986
1:08:20-21: Stevenson, Jack Nixon and others with blueprints 1946-1986
1:08:22: Union Building Construction 1946-1986
1:08:23: Union Building southeast corner 1946-1986
1:08:24: Union Building Construction 1946-1986
1:08:25: Union Building southeast corner 1946-1986
1:08:26-27: Union Building Construction 1946-1986
1:08:28: Woman in bare kitchen 1946-1986
1:08:29: Construction worker painting 1946-1986
1:08:30: Finished wall cabinets 1946-1986
1:08:31: Union Building Construction 1946-1986
1:08:32: Finished Skyroom 1946-1986
1:08:33: Union Building Construction 1946-1986
1:08:34: Union Building southeast corner 1946-1986
1:08:35-36: Union Building Construction 1946-1986
1:08:37: Union Building Construction February 1, 1964
1:08:38: Union Building Construction 1946-1986
1:08:39: Two students Southeast of Union Building 1946-1986
1:08:40: Stevenson and five others on LIMA 1946-1986
1:08:41-42: Union Building Construction July 10, 1964
1:08:43: Union Building Construction winter 1946-1986
1:08:44: Finished ceiling 1946-1986
1:08:45: Union Building Construction 1946-1986
1:08:46: Finished room 1946-1986
1:08:47: Union Building Construction July 10, 1964
1:08:48: View of Old Main through scaffolding 1946-1986
1:08:49: Union Building Construction July 10, 1964

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Temporary Union Building, 1946-1986
Container(s)
Description
Dates
box
folder
1 9
1:09:01: "Buzzer Model in Commons." - Ruth Vicars Clayton May 3, 1946
1:09:02: "Temporary Union." 1950
1:09:03-05: "TUB scene April." dance 1950
1:09:06-07: "TUB scene April." 13 students pose 1950
1:09:08: "TUB scene April." cafeteria 1950
1:09:09: "Union Building." January 1965
1:09:10: "Union Building." 1967
1:09:11-12: Completed Union Building July 1963
1:09:13: "Glenn Blaser" portrait 1946-1986
1:09:14: "Ralph Richards" portrait 1946-1986
1:09:15: "Jay Andersen" portrait 1946-1986
1:09:16: Evan Stevenson (?) 1946-1986
1:09:17: "Gary Chambers" portrait 1946-1986
1:09:18: Cheerleaders circa 1986
1:09:19-20: Negatives of ribbon cutting Union Building 1946-1986

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Subjects

  • Bowling -- Utah -- Logan -- Photographs.
  • College buildings -- Utah -- Design and construction -- Photographs.
  • Student activities -- Utah -- Logan -- Photographs.
  • Student unions -- Utah -- Logan -- Photographs.
  • Utah State University
  • Utah State University -- Buildings -- Photographs.
  • Utah State University -- History -- Photographs.
  • Utah State University -- Students -- Photographs.
  • Utah State University. Glen L. Taggart Student Center -- Photographs.
  • Utah State University. Temporary Union Building -- Photographs.

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