Guide to the Miscellaneous Snapshots collection,
1900-1960

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Overview of the Collection

Title: Miscellaneous snapshots collection
Dates: 1900-1960 ( inclusive )
1920-1945 ( bulk )
Quantity: .25 linear ft. (1 box)
Collection Number: USU_P0113
Summary: Seventy-four black & white photographs taken at Yellowstone National Park (including the Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone, Old Faithful and Bears), Utah State University (including the LDS Institute, Merrill Library, Old Main, and Champ Drive), Glacier National Park, Long Beach, California, the Grand Canyon, the Construction site of Hoover (Boulder) Dam, and several unidentified locations. These are snapshots in which the donors are not known and in most cases the people in the photos are unidentified. Most of the images appear to have been taken from the 1920s to the 1940s.
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

Content Description

The Miscellaneous Snapshots Collection consists of 74 pictures taken at Yellowstone National Park (including the Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone, Old Faithful and Bears), Utah State University (including the LDS Institute, Merrill Library, Old Main, and Champ Drive), Glacier National Park, Long Beach, California, the Grand Canyon, the Construction site of Hoover (Boulder) Dam, and several unidentified locations. These are snapshots in which the donors are not known and in most cases the people in the photos are unidentified. Most of the images appear to have been taken from the 1920s to the 1940s.

Quotes are used when the description was taken directly from the handwriting on the snapshot.

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 Miscellaneous snapshots collection must be obtained from the Special Collections Photograph Curator and/or the Special Collections Department Head.

Preferred Citation :  

Miscellaneous snapshots collection, 1900-1960. (P0113). Utah State University. Special Collections & Archives Department.

Administrative Information

Arrangement :

Organized numerical by photo number.

Acquisition Information :  

Acquisition information is unknown

Processing Note :  

Register completed by Kevin Campbell, October 2004.


Detailed Description of the Collection

Box
Folder
1 1 1:01:01: Little Skookum Bay, "Taken from the house, looking down the Bay at high tide..."
1 1 1:01:02: Little Skookum Bay, "Taken from the house, looking down the Bay..."
1 1 1:01:03: The Grand Canyon
1 1 1:01:04: Two men walking up a trail in a canyon
Probably the Grand Canyon.
1 1 1:01:05: Woman, behind a dirt road standing next to a boulder, displaying a sign reading ‘3 miles to lunch and groceries, Gas and Oil.' Vermillion Cliffs (?) in the background
1 1 1:01:06: North Rim Lodge of the Grand Canyon
1 1 1:01:07: Canyon near Snowflake, AZ (?)
1 1 1:01:08: "Another View of the glaciers. The darkness below the snowline are all forests. You can imagine the sight. Here the snow is still 50 feet deep and some lakes still froze over"
Probably taken in Glacier National Park.
1 1 1:01:09: "Glaciers viewed from Logan Pass which was just opened and dedicated the day before we passed over it. A most wonderful and inspiring sight 8250 above sea level and the mountain tops rise another 1000 to 1500 feet above the pass"
Taken in Glacier National Park.
1 1 1:01:10: "St. Mary's lake, going to the sun challets. 11 1/2 miles long and a 9 1/2 mile steam boat ride if you have the price $18.00. But what a sight here we stopped 1 1/2 hours to feast on the sights and beauty. There are a few islands in the lake"
Probably taken in Glacier National Park.
1 1 1:01:11: Group of men and women in front of a cabin, "pioneering in North-Fork canyon, over 4 ft. of snow, Feb. 20, 1926, [Aspen] Grove." Feb. 20, 1926.
1 1 1:01:12: The Grand Canyon. Probably taken from the north rim
1 1 1:01:13: "A wonderful fall going up to avalanche lake. This is the prettiest waterfall we have run across on account of the wearing of the granite walls during the ages; a pretty formation. The picture does not do justice to the natural beauty"
Probably taken in Glacier National Park.
1 1 1:01:14: "'Old Faithful' in action. Yellowstone"
1 1 1:01:15: Yellowstone National Park, a bear with two cubs next to road
1 1 1:01:16: "Grand Canyon Waterfalls from Inspiration point. Yellowstone"
1 1 1:01:17: "Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone. The water falls 350 feet. Canyon 1500 feet deep"
1 1 1:01:18: "Yellowstone a picture from our cabin by 'Old Faithful'"
1 2 1:02:01: Three women standing on snow-covered mountain
1 2 1:02:02: Man in front of car with Utah license plate and tent holding up several trout
1 2 1:02:03: Several army barracks, mountains in the background
1 2 1:02:04: Several army barracks, cars parked in front of them, mountains in the background
1 2 1:02:05: Bride and Groom. A car and the entrance to a building in the background
1 2 1:02:05a: Bride, Bridesmaids, and flower girl in front of a building
"DeVola" written on front of image.
1 2 1:02:06: "Parley Savage' youngsters." Children playing in a garden. Parley Savage (1889-1980), married to Leona Hurst in 1917 in Logan, Utah
1 2 1:02:07: "Life among Parleys' seven." Children playing in a garden
1 2 1:02:08: Looking down main street in an unidentified town
1 2 1:02:09: Young boy sitting on a cow
1 2 1:02:10: A woman looking at a deer. Probably taken in Yellowstone National Park
1 2 1:02:11: A teenaged boy kneeling in garden holding a young fox or coyote
1 2 1:02:12: "... a snapshot of my mother on her vacation last year. I think it was taken at Newport Ore."
1 2 1:02:13: Two women and a man standing in front of the LDS Institute at Utah State University
1 2 1:02:14: Woman standing in front of a house wrapped in the American flag on July 4th, 1929.
1 2 1:02:15: LDS Temple in Manti, Utah
1 2 1:02:16: Women dressed as queen with young men in suits and women in white dresses in front of a stone building. A wedding (?)
1 2 1:02:17: Woman dressed as queen sitting on a chair surrounded by young men in suits and women in white dresses. A wedding (?)
1 2 1:02:18: Christmas tree 1958.
1 2 1:02:19: Mrs. Albert Evans in front of Ford tri-motor (?) airplane
1 2 1:02:20: Mr. Albert Evans in front of Ford tri-motor (?) airplane
1 2 1:02:21: Edna Phillips (1914-1989?), Leila Gates and six other young women dressed up as children
1 3 1:03:01: "Drew Savage (Parleys oldest) holding Utahna, (a cow) State Champion producer 1923 Logan." Parley Drew Savage (1918-1999)
1 3 1:03:02: Parley Savage holding a cow
1 3 1:03:03: View towards Logan Canyon, Greenhouses at the bottom of the picture
1 3 1:03:04: U.S.A.C. (now Utah State University) Library in 1930's.
1 3 1:03:05: Old Main during winter
1 3 1:03:06: "L.D.S. Institute, U.S.A.C. Pearl & Flake Children - Prof's daughters. Miss Beverly Miss Hill."
1 3 1:03:07: Plant Industry Building
1 3 1:03:08: Utah State Agricultural College written in floral design
1 3 1:03:09: Two Women sitting on a hammock in front of a house holding daises in their hands tearing off flower pedals
1 3 1:03:10: Four women in a forest
1 3 1:03:11: Construction of USAC (Now Utah State University) Library ca. 1930.
1 3 1:03:12: Old Main on USAC (Now Utah State University) Campus
1 3 1:03:13: Winter scene on USAC (Now Utah State University) Campus
1 3 1:03:14: Snow covered Champ Drive behind Old Main, car parked on the side of the road
1 3 1:03:15: Snow covered walkway towards Old Main
1 3 1:03:15a: Snow covered walkway towards Old Main
(duplicate of 1:03:15).
1 3 1:03:16: Several women sitting in front of two rows of tents on the quad with USAC library in the background. Probably the Farmer's Encampment ca. 1930s
1 4 1:04:01: Entertainment Park with rides and people. California (?)
1 4 1:04:02: Fire truck at the Firemen's Ball, October 9, Long Beach, California
1 4 1:04:03: Fire Truck with extended ladder, Firemen's Ball, October 9, Long Beach, California
1 4 1:04:04: Fire truck at the Firemen's Ball, October 9, Long Beach, California
(duplicate of 1:04:02).
1 4 1:04:05: Car parked in front of a sidewalk lined with palm trees, house in the background. California (?)
1 4 1:04:06: Couple holding a cake in front of a house
1 4 1:04:07: Photo showing a racetrack, taken from the spectator's area
1 4 1:04:08: Two men and one women standing in front of the Cove Creek Fort monument
1 4 1:04:09: Three ladies sitting at picnic tables
1 4 1:04:10: Two women standing at the side of a house entrance
1 4 1:04:11: Hoover (Boulder) Dam Construction Site
1 4 1:04:12: Hoover (Boulder) Dam Construction Site
1 4 1:04:13: Colorado River at the Boulder (Hoover) Dam Construction Site
1 4 1:04:14: Hoover (Boulder) Dam Construction Site
1 4 1:04:15: Photo taken from a hilltop showing a valley with a lake and orchards
1 4 1:04:16: Man in a car with 1936 Utah license plates
1 4 1:04:17: Man in a car with 1936 Utah license plates

Subjects

    • Corporate Names :
    • Utah State University--History--Photographs.
    • Subject Terms :
    • Hoover Dam (Ariz. and Nev.)--History--Photographs.
    • Geographical Names :
    • Grand Canyon National Park (Ariz.)--History--Photographs.
    • Yellowstone National Park--History--Photographs.

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