Guide to the Lisa Godfrey thesis papers,
1910-1970, 1990-1991

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Overview of the Collection

Creator: Godfrey, Lisa Pitcher
Title: Lisa Godfrey thesis papers
Dates: 1910-1970, 1990-1991 ( inclusive )
Quantity: 7 boxes (2.75 linear ft.)
Collection Number: USU_COLL MSS 276
Summary: This collection contains the notes, photos, drafts, and research gathered in preparation for former USU student Lisa Godfrey's M.A. thesis, "Mining the Colorado Plateau: The Story of Calamity Mesa 1910-1970." The thesis is an examination of a mining community in southwestern Colorado and was prepared as part of an application to designate the area as a national historic site.
Repository: Utah State University. Special Collections and Archives
Manuscript Collection

Merrill-Cazier Library
Utah State University
3000 Old Main Hill
Logan, UT 84322-3000
Phone: 435 797-1663
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

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Content Description

These papers consist of notes, photos, drafts and research gathered in preparation for Lisa Godfrey's thesis, "Mining the Colorado Plateau: The Story of Calamity Mesa 1910-1970." The thesis is an examination of a mining community in southwestern Colorado, and was prepared as part of an application to designate the area as a national historic site. Copies of the thesis are available on micro-form, both in Special Collections and in the USU library's micro-form area.

The first four boxes contain research files and drafts of the thesis. Boxes 6 and 7 are interviews on cassette tapes. The last box holds tapes, notepads and slides of Colorado.

Use of the Collection

Restrictions on Access :  Restrictions

Open to public research.

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 Lisa Godfrey thesis papers must be obtained from the Special Collections Manuscript Curator and/or the Special Collections Department Head.

Preferred Citation :  

Lisa Godfrey thesis papers, 1900-1970, 1990-1991. (COLL MSS 276). Utah State University. Special Collections and Archives Department.

Administrative Information

Acquisition Information :  

These papers were donated to Special Collections following the completion of Lisa Godfrey's USU MA thesis in History in 1991 by Dr. Ross Peterson, who was the major advisor for this project. Partial funding for this project came from the Bureau of Land Management. Research support also came from the Museum of Western Colorado, located in Grand Junction. As a result of this support, both the BLM office in Denver and the museum in Grand Junction also have copies of Ms. Godfrey's interviews and transcripts of them. Their holdings, however, do not necessarily exactly duplicate what is housed in this collection.

Processing Note :  

Collection Processed by: Stephen C. Sturgeon, April 2003


Detailed Description of the Collection

Research, Correspondence and Thesis Copies
Container(s)
Description
Dates
Box
Folder
1 1 Mining the Colorado Plateau: The Story of Calamity Mesa 1910-1970" Thesis by Lisa Pitcher Godfrey [marked copy-bound]
1 2 Mining the Colorado Plateau: The Story of Calamity Mesa 1910-1970" Thesis by Lisa Pitcher Godfrey [clean copy-bound]
1 3 Mining the Colorado Plateau: The Story of Calamity Mesa 1910-1970" Thesis by Lisa Pitcher Godfrey [clean loose copy]
1 4 Correspondence: letters sent
1 5 Acknowledgments for Thesis, form
1 6 Umetco Production Records for Calamity Group Mines
1 7 Articles on Health and Mining Issues
1 8 Gateway High School Year Book 1964-1965
1 9 BLM Maps
1 10 Photos from Floriene Rait
1 11 Information from Dr. Geno Saccamanno, St. Mary's Hospital - Radon
1 12 Newspaper Articles - Howard Balsley
1 13 Photocopies from museum newspapers: Newspapers. Photos. Pamphlets Book Nuggets by Glenn Berry 1982

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Thesis Files, Research and Drafts
Container(s)
Description
Dates
Box
Folder
2 1 Prospecting for Uranium Handbook
2 2 Journal Articles: Journal of Western Slope/ Business on Wheels
2 3 Journal of the West "History's Greatest Metal Hunt" The Uranium Boom on the Colorado Plateau
2 4 Life Magazine 1953 "History's Greatest Metal Hunt"
2 5 Mesa Miracle - Union Carbide and Carbon Corporation
2 6 Mining Yearbook 1954
2 7 U3O8 Formula for Profits
2 8 Reports by William L. Chenoweth
2 9 USAEC Division of Raw Materials (RMO-1000 A) Interim Staff Report 1951 June
2 10 (RMO 465 B) Union Mines Development Corporation - Report on Calamity District 1944
2 11 Various Reports from W. L. Chenoweth
2 12 AEC Circulars
2 13 Background Information, Grand Junction Office USAEC
2 14 Summary and Chronology of the Domestic Uranium Program
2 15 Bureau of Mines - Information Circular "Uranium Mining Methods and Costs at Several Mines..."
2 16 Mineral Resources Survey of Mesa County
2 17 "A Formal History of the USGS Colorado Plateau Project" William Chenoweth
2 18 Summary History of Domestic Uranium Procurement under USAEC Contracts
2 19 Information supplied by Anthony Mastrovich
2 20 Radium, Uranium, and Vanadium Deposits of Southwestern Colorado by R. C. Coffin USAEC 1921 - Colorado Geological Survey - Bulletin 16 E
2 21 Notes from daily newspapers
2 22 Bureau of Mines Yearbook Notes
2 23 Mesa County Court House Claim, Records 1913-1948
3 1 Thesis - Copy - Edited by Dave Lewis
3 2 Thesis - Copy - Edited by Tom Lyon
3 3 Rough Draft
3 4 Revised Copy
3 5 Revised Copy 1991 March 6
3 6 Draft 1991 March 10
3 7 Outline: Thesis 1990 November
3 8 Original Maps
3 9 Sources
3 10 Notes
3 11 BLM Field Evaluation, Calamity Camp Historic Site, Mesa County, Colorado
3 12 Photos
3 13 Oversize map of Uravan Mineral Belt, Southeastern Utah and Southwestern Colorado 1976

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Release Forms, Transcripts, and Notes

Researchers should consult permission forms concerning reproduction and quotation rights.

Container(s)
Description
Dates
Box
Folder
4 1 Completed Release Forms
4 2 Nellie Barlow 1990 July 6
4 3 Walter Casto 1990 August 6
4 4 Bill Chenoweth 1990 August 6
4 5 Lee Clark 1990 July 3
4 6 Richard P. Fischer 1990 July 10
4 7 John Honstein 1990 August 7
4 8 Tony Mastrovich 1990 July 5
4 9 Carol McManus 1990 August 8
4 10 Floriene Rait 1990 July 5
4 11 Al Rinderle 1990 July 11
4 12 Linda Sterry 1990 August 29
4 13 Sherm Waggner 1990 July 11
4 14 Dorothy Wagner and Susan W. Alexander 1990 August 7
4 15 Frank Woodard 1990 July 6
4 16 Ben Zimmerman 1990 July 10
4 17 Group 2 interviews, not granted permission: Glen Berry, Don Hill and Eva Spencer
4 18 Notes

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Interviews on Tapes
Container(s)
Description
Dates
Box
5 Tape 1: Lee Clark 1990 July 3, 1990.
5 Tape 2: Tony Mastrovich 1990 July 5
5 Tape 3: Floriene Rait 1990 July 5
5 Tape 4: Frank Woodard 1990 July 6
5 Tape 5: Tony Mastrovick/ Frank Woodard
1990 July 6, 1990
5 Tape 6: Nellie Barlow 1990 July 6
5 Tape 7: Dr. Geno Saccamanno 1990 July 9
5 Tape 8: Verne Bishop
1990 July 10, 1990
5 Tape 9: Ben Zimmerman 1990 July 10
5 Tape 10: Richard Fischer 1990 July 10
5 Tape 11: Al Rinderle 1990 July 11
5 Tape 12: Sherm Wagner 1990 July 11
5 Tape 13: Glenn W. Berry
1990 July 11, 1990
5 Tape 14: Bill Cohan 1990 August 3
6 Tape 1: Robert Foster 1990 August 6
6 Tape 2: Robert Foster (Side 3)
1990 August 6
6 Tape 3: Walter Casto 1990 August 6
6 Tape 4: Bill Chenoweth 1990 August 6
6 Tape 5: Dorothy Wagner, Susan Alexander 1990 August 7
6 Tape 6: John Honstein 1990 August 7
6 Tape 7: Bill Cohan 1990 August 8
6 Tape 8: Becky Zurek
1990 August 8
6 Tape 9: Carol McManus 1990 August 8
6 Tape 10: Eva Spencer, Ethel Pogue, Louise Warren
1990 August 9
6 Tape 11: Ethel Pogue, Louise and LorenWarren
1990 August 9
6 Tape 12: Don Hill
1990 August 29, 1990
7 Tape 1: Elton Youngberg
1990 August 29
7 Tape 2: Linda Sterry 1990 August 29

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Notecards and Slides
Description
A-Z Contact Information
References
Notes
Chapter 1
Chapter 2
Chapter 3
Chapter 4
Misc. Notes and References Slides of Colorado

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Subjects

    • Subject Terms :
    • Mines and mineral resources--Colorado--History.
    • Geographical Names :
    • Calamity Mesa (Colo.)--History.
    • Colorado Plateau--History.

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