Guide to the Nolan James Nelson photograph collection
1900-1930

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Overview of the Collection

Creator: Nelson, Nolan James, 1897-1966
Title: Nolan James Nelson photograph collection
Dates: 1900-1930 ( inclusive )
Quantity: 1 box (0.5 linear feet)
Collection Number: USU_P0388
Summary: The Nolan James Nelson Photograph Collection consists of two separate photo albums which range mostly from 1910-1930. The first photograph album has images of unidentified people, probably from Jennie O'Neil's family, Nolan J. Nelson's wife. These photos are from Preston, Logan, Brigham City, Salt Lake City, and Venice, California. The second album has images of Nolan J. Nelson on his LDS Mission and people who are most probably his family and might include Byron Stalone Nelson (Father), Polly Jane Tubbs (Mother), Gladys Nelson Huff (Sister), Howard Homer Huff (Brother-in-Law), and Thomas O. Nelson (Son). The photos were taken in Montpelier, Idaho, Logan, and Atlanta, Georgia.
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 

Biographical Note

Nolan Nelson was born July 8,1897, in Pelgram, Bear Lake County, Idaho. He served an LDS Mission to the Southeast States in 1917. He married Jennie O'Neil around 1920, and had at least two children, Thomas O'Neil and Gladys. He lived in Montpelier, Idaho.

Content Description

The Nolan James Nelson Photograph Collection consists of two separate photo albums which range mostly from 1910-1930. The first photograph album has images of unidentified people, probably from Jennie O'Neil's family, Nolan J. Nelson's wife. These photos are from Preston, Logan, Brigham City, Salt Lake City, and Venice, California. The second album has images of Nolan J. Nelson on his LDS Mission and people who are most probably his family and might include Byron Stalone Nelson (Father), Polly Jane Tubbs (Mother), Gladys Nelson Huff (Sister), Howard Homer Huff (Brother-in-Law), and Thomas O. Nelson (Son). The photos take place in Montpelier, Idaho, Logan, and Atlanta, Georgia. Photographs from Nolan J. Nelson's LDS Mission have written notes on the back describing the photo. Also in the collection are a few paper documents and images.

Photographs were originally attached to photo albums and glued to black construction paper. Some photos had fallen out or were loosely stored. The pages of album are now detached and put in separate folders for preservation purposes. Loose photos were put in plastic sleeves. Most photos are in good condition, some are falling off the paper.

Use of the Collection

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 Nolan James Nelson photograh collection must be obtained from the Special Collections Photograph Curator and/or the Special Collections Department Head.

Preferred Citation :  

Initial Citation: USU_P0388; Nolan James Nelson photograph collection; Photograph Collections Special Collections and Archives. Utah State University Merrill-Cazier Library. Logan, Utah.

Following Citations:USU_P0388, USUSCA.

Administrative Information

Processing Note :  

Processed in December of 2009

Acquisition Information :  

The collection was donated by Newell Hart. Photo Album #1 has written on the inside cover, "Jennie O'Neil-Pocatello, ID". Photo Album #2 has stickers on the inside cover saying that the album belonged to a Chris Gunderson and was, "given to Newell and Ruth Hart on July 10, 1978, by his sister Marie D. Bennett."

Related Materials :  

Photos of Nolan J. Nelson's son, Thomas O'Neil Nelson, can be found in Photograph Collection P0251 1:79-81.


Detailed Description of the Collection

Beginning of Photo Album #1, 1900-1930
Container(s)
Description
Dates
Box
Folder
1 1 1:01:01-08: Outdoor group photos: bridge at Pioneer Park in Brigham City, and 1st Dam in Logan
Photos include images of people, horse/buggy, car, and a store front of Preston, Idaho newspaper, "Franklin County Citizen" published from 1913-1942
1913-1920
1 2 1:02:09-16: Outdoor group photos: Utah Capitol building, dam, nature/canyon. Photos include images of people, car and license plate (6032 IDAHO/1916) and Native American dancing/event 1910-1920
1 2 1:03:17-24: Outdoor group photos: woods, Temple Square, Salt Lake City, Catholic/Protestant wooden church buildings with cross on top
Photos include images of people, women drinking, car and license plate(976 IDAHO/1915), and horses
1915
1 3 1:03:17-24: Outdoor group photos: woods, Temple Square, Salt Lake City, Catholic/Protestant wooden church buildings with cross on top. Photos include images of people, women drinking, car and license plate(976 IDAHO/1915), and horses 1915
1 4 1:04:25-32: Outdoor group photos: creek, reservoir/lake, and Old Main (USU). Photos include images of car, people and portraits 1910-1920
1 5 1:05:33-40: Outdoor group photos: Steel frame bridge. Photos include images of houses, people, portraits, car and license plate (6032 IDAHO/1916) 1916
1 6 1:06:41-46: Outdoor group photos: dam, construction, train (1006). Photos include images of people, cars, and bicycle 1910-1920
1 7 1:07:47-54: Outdoor group photos: field, steel frame bridge, marshes, canyon road, USU campus building. Photos include images of people and cars
1 8 1:08:55-62: Outdoor group photos: fields and woods. Photos include images of people, women drinking, men and car, horse/buggy and a picnic 1910-1920
1 9 1:09:63-70: Photos include images of people, car, house, fences, fishing, construction, cement road marker, Probably Lincoln Highway 1910-1920
1 10 1:10:71-78: Photos include images of people, car, house, fences, fishing, construction, cement road marker, Probably Lincoln Highway 1910-1920
1 11 1:11:79-86: Photos include images of people cars, buildings (probably in California), train wreck, cement road marker 1910-1920
1 12 1:12:87-93: Photos include images of woman with "Opal", "Opalgene" written on photo, a car "Buick/ Blaire Motor Co.", Fish display, and beach scenes, Venice Pier, in Venice, CA 1920-1930
1 13 1:13:94-100: Photos include images of woman (Opal?), group photos and beach scenes in Venice, CA 1920-1930
1 14 1:14:101-107: Outdoor group photos: Steel frame bridge, reservoir/lake, and beach scenes. Photos include images of woman (Opal?), people, and car 1910-1930
1 15 1:15:108-114: Photos include images of woman (Opal?), people, and car 1920-1930
1 16 1:16:115-121: Photos include images of woman (Opal?), people, beach scene, car and license plate (47-778/ IDA 1923) 1923
1 17 1:17:122-127: Outdoor group photos: Bridge and cabin and people
1 18 1:18:128-133: Outdoor group photos: Bridge, car, stone monument. Images of family and friends 1920-1930
1 19 1:19:134-139: Outdoor group photos: town, stone monument, woods. Includes family and friends, car and license plate (20-998/IDAHO X-25) 1920-1930
1 20 1:20:140-145: Outdoor group photos: winter scene of mountain and snow lodge. Images of men in front of car drinking/smoking 1920-1930
1 21 1:21:146-153: Outdoor group photos: river, exterior of homes, church/tabernacle/town hall? Photos include images of men displaying fish, and cars 1920-1930
1 22 1:22:154-161: Outdoor group photos: people, cars, snowy mountains, old building, river, lake, woods 1920-1930
1 23 1:23:162-165: Outdoor group photos: people, park in California?, car. 1920s
1 24 1:24:166-185: Loose photos from Album 1: (1) photo postcards of buildings in Los Angeles, CA; (2) Photo postcards of people 1900-1920; (3) photos of roads, fields, men, mountain range, series of men surveying the landscape; (4) Public library 1910-1930
1 25 Published drawings/sketches of rabbit/bird and river scene, "Near Nature's Heart" 1916
1 26 Military Incident paperwork concerning Thomas O'Neil Nelson 1910-1930

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Beginning of Photo Album #2, 1900-1930
Container(s)
Description
Dates
Box
Folder
1 27 1:27:186-198: Men/women posing outside brick building and Nolan Nelson's LDS Mission (photos contain inscriptions on back) 1910-1930
1 28 1:28:199-203: Nolan Nelson's LDS Mission 1917-1918
1 29 1:29:204-210: Probably Nolan Nelson's family and friends in front of houses 1910-1930
1 30 1:30:211-226: Various men/women posing, people in patriotic hats, and store exteriors including Sidney Stevens Implement, and the Rexall Store 1910-1930
1 31 1:31:227-238: Women, probable family and friend of Nolan Nelson, Montpelier High School group, portraits of children 1910-1930
1 32 1:32:239-253: Various group pictures, patriotic hats, women posing, women with guns, man with bicycle 1910-1930
1 33 1:33:254-269: Various group photos of Nolan Nelson's family, WWI Army solider, children at Lake, men with horse and cart and log cabin 1910-1920
1 34 1:34:270-279: Various group photos of probably Nolan Nelson's family and/or friends, Church/meeting house building 1910-1920
1 35 1:35:280-288: Various family group photos, church house,and wooden bridge 1910-1920
1 36 1:36:289-299: Various group photos in park, train station, houses, Montpelier High School, parade, canal/ river 1910-1930
1 37 1:37:300-311: Nolan Nelson's LDS Mission: Portraits, preaching and traveling 1910-1920
1 38 1:38:312-322: Various group photos of probably Nolan Nelson's family and friends with dogs 1910-1920
1 39 1:39:323: Family Portrait, "The Courtland Studio 1916." 1916
1 40 1:40:324-336: Family group photos and portraits 1910-1920
1 41 1:41:337-342: Family group photos and outdoor scenes 1910-1930
1 42 1:42:343-354: Various family group photos and outdoor scenes 1910-1930
1 43 1:43:355-369: Various family group and single photos, buildings, possible USU Campus building, Old Main 1910-1930
1 44 1:44:370-378: Loose photos from photo album 2: (1) Family Portraits, (2) High School (Montpelier)? (3) Various single and group photos, Camping skiing, class room, and personal card of Elder Nolan J. Nelson 1910-1930
1 45 Notes on Collection and Obituary of Thomas O'Neil Nelson, son of Nolan J. Nelson 1910-1930

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Subjects

    • Personal Names :
    • Nelson, Nolan James, 1897-1966--Photographs.
    • Personal Names :
    • Nelson, Jennie O'Neil, 1900-1970--Photographs.
    • Family Names :
    • Nelson family--Photographs.
    • Family Names :
    • O'Neil family--Photographs.
    • Family Names :
    • Nelson, Nolan James, 1897-1966--Family--Portraits.
    • Family Names :
    • O'Neil family--Travel--Photographs.
    • Subject Terms :
    • Mormon missionaries--Georgia--Atlanta--History--Photographs.
    • Geographical Names :
    • Montpelier (Idaho)--History--Photographs.

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