Guide to the William H. Hopkins photograph collection,
1850-1930

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Overview of the Collection

Creator: Hopkins, William H., 1873-1958.
Title: William H. Hopkins photograph collection
Dates: 1850-1930 ( inclusive )
1860-1890, 1910-1925 ( bulk )
Quantity: 2 boxes (0.8 linear ft. )
Collection Number: USU_P0319
Summary: This collection contains glass plate and nitrate negatives taken in the 1910s and 1920s and negative or positive duplicates made from original C.W. Carter, C.R. Savage, and Marsena Cannon images. The subject of these photographs is Salt Lake City, Utah (1850-1890; 1920) and scenes from Southern Utah including natural bridges and Anasazi ruins.
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: Collection materials are in English. 
Sponsor: Library Services and Technology Act (LSTA) grant, 2007-2008

Biographical Note

William H. Hopkins was a Salt Lake City, Utah dentist and avid amateur photographer.

Content Description

This collection contains glass plate and nitrate negatives taken in the 1910s and 1920s and negative or positive duplicates made from original C.W. Carter, C.R. Savage, and Marsena Cannon images. These duplicates were made from original images of Salt Lake City in the 1860s and 1870s housed in the LDS church archives. William H. Hopkins was a Salt Lake City dentist and avid amateur photographer. Hopkins photographed a variety of scenes from Southern Utah including natural bridges and Anasazi ruins. Around 1920 he also took several shots of Salt Lake City. Hopkins initially became interested in photographing Southern Utah while doing dental work for Navajo Indians.

Use of the Collection

Restrictions on Access :  Restrictions

Open to public research. Four original nitrate negatives (2:14:02-2:14:05) have been removed to cold storage. Nitrate negatives have been removed from this collection and placed in Cold Storage Box 1. Patrons must request to view these negatives 3 hours in advance.

Restrictions on Use :  Copyright

It is the responsibility of the user to obtain permission to publish from the owner of the copyright (the institution, the creator of the record, the author or his/her transferees, heirs, legates, or literary executors). The user agrees to indemnify and hold harmless the Utah State University Libraries, its officers, employees, and agents from and against all claims made by any person asserting that he or she is an owner of copyright.

Permission to publish material from the William H. Hopkins photograph collection must be obtained from the Special Collections Photograph Curator and/or the Special Collections Department Head.

Alternative Forms Available :  

View selected digitized images from the William H. Hopkins photograph collection

Preferred Citation :  

, William H. Hopkins photograph collection, 1850-1930. (P0319). Utah State University. Special Collections & Archives Department.

Administrative Information

Arrangement :

Arrangement: Topical.

Acquisition Information :  

This collection was purchased with funds from the Marie Eccles Caine Foundation. Originally collected by Dr. L.D. Pfouts; passed onto his son Jim Pfouts of Payson, Utah; obtained by Orrin Schwab.

Location of Originals :  

Originals in: LDS Church Archives, Salt Lake City, Utah.

Processing Note :  

Register completed by Camille Gooch and Jacob Smith, December 2000.


Detailed Description of the Collection

Box
Folder
1 1 1:01:01: Canyon in San Juan County, Utah
1 1 1:01:02: Navajo Woman and Baby
1 1 1:01:03: Armstrong Canyon Trail San Juan County, Utah
1 2 1:02:01: Duplicate of 1:01:03
1 2 1:02:02: Pre-Historic Pottery, Southern Utah
1 2 1:02:03: Rainbow Natural Arch, rear view
made from a Kolb Brothers
1 3 1:03:01: "N. Bill" Canyon near Moab
1 3 1:03:02: Zeke's Cave, US National Monument, Snow Flat, San Juan County, Utah
1 3 1:03:03: "Cowboys around the Camp Fire, Snow Flat, San Juan County, Utah
1 4 1:04:01: Bear's Ears, Elk Mountains, San Juan County, Utah, glass plate negative. ">Bear's Ears, Elk Mountains, San Juan County, Utah
1 4 1:04:02: "Warning Notice Under Augusta," man posting a notice
1 4 1:04:03: Anasazi Ruin, Armstrong Canyon, San Juan County, Utah
1 5 1:05:01: Gibralter Ruin, San Juan County, Utah
1 5 1:05:02: Natural Bridge with Zeke
1 5 1:05:03: Natural Bridge with Zeke
1 6 1:06:01: Natural Bridge with Zeke
1 6 1:06:02: Natural Bridge with Zeke
1 6 1:06:03: Monument Valley, Brigham's Finger
1 7 1:07:01: Navajo Twins, rock formation
1 7 1:07:02: Under the Augusta, natural bridge with man at base
1 7 1:07:03: Horses in Tropic and Queen Armstrong Canyon
1 8 1:08:01: Horses in Tropic and Queen Armstrong Canyon
1 8 1:08:02: White Canyon Pictographs
1 8 1:08:03: Bear's Ears, Southern Utah
1 9 1:09:01: The Edwin Natural Bridge, rear view
1 9 1:09:02: Caroline Natural Bridge
1 9 1:09:03: Big Indian Rock, near La Sal, Utah
1 10 1:10:01: Red Canyon near Moab
1 10 1:10:02: Vista of Zeke's Cave
1 10 1:10:03: Train Mountain in Monument Valley
1 11 1:11:01: Natural Bridge, Southern Utah
see cold storage
1 11 1:11:02: Natural Bridge, Southern Utah
see cold storage
1 11 1:11:03: Natural Bridge, Southern Utah
see cold storage
1 11 1:11:04: "N. Bill" Canyon, Grand River near Moab
See 1:03:01, see cold storage.
1 11 1:11:05: Pack Horses in Red Canyon, Southern Utah
see cold storage
1 11 1:11:06: Cliff Dwellings, Southern Utah
see cold storage
1 11 1:11:07: Ancient Wall, Southern Utah
see cold storage
1 11 1:11:08: Natural Bridge, Southern Utah
see cold storage
1 11 1:11:09: Natural Bridge, Southern Utah
see cold storage
1 12 1:12:01: Cattle in Marin County Hills
1 12 1:12:02: Artillery Training in Southern Utah
made from negative
ca. 1900
1 12 1:12:03: Dr. W.H. Hopkins in his Office
ca. 1900
2 1 2:01:01: Sea Gull Monument, Salt Lake City
2 1 2:01:02: Snow Scene, Salt Lake Temple
2 1 2:01:03: Panorama of City from Capital looking N. by NE
from C.W. Carter negative
2 2 2:02:01: Old Salt Lake City
from C.W. Carter negative.
2 2 2:02:02: Old Main Street Parade
from C.W. Carter negative.
2 2 2:02:03: Foundation of Temple with Recently Completed Tabernacle in Background
from C.W. Carter negative
2 3 2:03:01: Duplicate of 2:02:03
2 3 2:03:02: Dedication of Salt Lake Temple, group of men on scaffolding at top of temple
from C.W. Carter negative.
2 3 2:03:03: View of South Temple
from C.W. Carter negative.
2 4 2:04:01: Parade up Main Street
ca. 1920s
2 4 2:04:02: Soldiers with Cannons, Camp Douglas
from Marsena Cannon negative
2 4 2:04:03: Several Dozen Men Cutting and Shaping the Granite Blocks for the Salt Lake Temple
made from C.W. Carter negative.
2 5 2:05:01: Teams of Oxen and Wagons on Main Street in Salt Lake City
made from C.W. Carter negative.
2 5 2:05:02: City and County Building, Salt Lake City
made from C.W. Carter negative
2 5 2:05:03: Salt Lake City Tabernacle
made from Marsena Cannon negative.
1860
2 6 2:06:01: Construction of the Tabernacle
made from C.R. Savage negative.
1860's
2 6 2:06:02: Completed Tabernacle, ca. 1865, glass plate positive made from C.W. Carter ">Completed Tabernacle
made from C.W. Carter negative.
ca. 1865
2 6 2:06:03: Brigham Young Monument next to SLC Temple, glass plate positive made from ">Brigham Young Monument next to SLC Temple
made from C.W. Carter negative.
2 7 2:07:01: Ox Teams on Salt Lake City Main Street
made from C.W. Carter negative.
2 7 2:07:02: Johnson's Curios Shop against Backdrop of SLC Temple
7 7 2:07:03: Ox Teams and Wagons on Salt Lake City Main Street, Kimball & Lawrence building in " Ox Teams and Wagons on Salt Lake City Main Street, Kimball & Lawrence building in background
made from C.W. Carter negative.
2 8 2:08:01: Saltair Resort
made from C.W. Carter negative.
2 8 2:08:02: Fire Engine in Salt Lake City
made from C.W. Carter negative.
2 8 2:08:03: Horse Team Freighters outside Salt Lake City
made from C.W. Carter negative.
2 9 2:09:01: Council House in Salt Lake City
made from C.W. Carter negative
2 9 2:09:02: Townsend House in SLC
made from C.W. Carter negative.
2 9 2:09:03: Duplicate of 2:07:03
made from C.W. Carter negative.
2 10 2:10:01: Capital Theatre, Salt Lake City
made from C.W. Carter negative.
2 10 2:10:02: Steamboat on Great Salt Lake
made from C.W. Carter negative.
2 10 2:10:03: View of Main Street Salt Lake City
made from C.W. Carter negative.
2 11 2:11:01: Mormon Wagon Train Emerging from Echo Canyon
made from C.R. Savage negative.
ca. 1865
2 11 2:11:02: Council House in Salt Lake City
made from negative.
2 11 2:11:03: Completed Tabernacle
made from C.W. Carter or C.R. Savage negative.
2 12 2:12:01: Native Americans in front of ZCMI building
made from C.W. Carter negative.
2 12 2:12:02: Walker Brothers Store in Salt Lake City
made from Carter negative.
2 13 2:13:01: "Salt Lake Temple Construction, workers atop foundation of Salt Lake Temple
made from C.W. Carter negative.
2 13 2:13:02: Beehive House in Salt Lake City
made from C.W. Carter negative.
2 14 2:14:01: Parade in Salt Lake City
see cold storage
2 14 2:14:02: Duplicate of 2:03:01
see cold storage
2 14 2:14:03: Duplicate of 2:03:03
see cold storage
2 14 2:14:04: Duplicate of 2:02:01
see cold storage
2 14 2:14:05: Duplicate of 2:01:03
see cold storage

Subjects

    • Personal Names :
    • Cannon, Marsena, 1812-1900.  ( contributor)
    • Carter, C. W.  ( contributor)
    • Savage, C. R. (Charles Roscoe), 1832-1909.  ( contributor)
    • Corporate Names :
    • Salt Lake Temple--Photographs.
    • Tabernacle (Salt Lake City, Utah)--Photographs.
    • Subject Terms :
    • Natural bridges--Utah--Photographs.
    • Pueblo Indians--Antiquities--Photographs.
    • Geographical Names :
    • Rainbow Bridge (Utah)--Photographs.
    • Salt Lake City (Utah)--Photographs.
    • Form or Genre Terms :
    • Glass plate negatives.
    • Negatives.

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