Guide to the United States Geologic Survey photograph collection,
1892-1912

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Overview of the Collection

Creator: Geological Survey (U.S.)
Title: United States Geologic Survey photograph collection,
Dates: 1892-1912 ( inclusive )
1898-1902 ( bulk )
Quantity: 1 box; 18 items (.5 linear ft. )
Collection Number: USU_P0116
Summary: Images of E. W. Glafcke and his United States Geological Survey crew, which included Glafcke, A.L. Mitchell, and Elt Waisner. Included are images of the surveyor's camp, men surveying, wagons, pack mules, survey equipment, and Dome Lake in the Bighorn Mountains of Wyoming. The photographer is unknown.
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

E.W. Glafcke was in charge of a crew during the United States Geological Survey's spirit leveling activities in Wyoming and Utah from 1896 to 1912.

Content Description

The USGS survey party photograph collection consists of eighteen gelatin printed out photographs with cardboard mounts of E. W. Glafcke and his survey crew dating between 1898 and 1904. Glafcke was in charge of a crew during the United States Geological Survey's spirit leveling activities in Wyoming and Utah from 1896 to 1912. The photographs were taken in the Big Horn Mountains, the area around the Smiths Fork and Green Rivers, and the Uintah Mountains which include Glafcke, A. L. Mitchell and Elt Waisner. These images show scenes of the survey team including the surveyor's camp, men surveying, wagons, pack mules, and survey equipment. The photographer is unknown.

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 United States Geologic Survey 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 United States Geologic Survey photograph collection.

Preferred Citation :  

United States Geologic Survey photograph collection, 1892-1912. (P0116). Utah State University. Special Collections & Archives Department.

Administrative Information

Arrangement :

Organized numerical by photo number.

Acquisition Information :  

Purchased from Amalgre Books in November 1996.

Processing Note :  

Register completed by Jacob Smith, April 2001.


Detailed Description of the Collection

01: Three men relaxing at camp on Big Goose Creek in the Bighorn Mountains.
02: A.C. Mitchell, Mr. Thayer, E.W. Glafcke and Mr. Torons posing at camp on Big Goose Creek in the Bighorn Mountains
03: A.C. Mitchell and O. Palmer relaxing in a tent at camp; north end of Dome Lake in the Bighorn Mountains, 1900
04: A small herd of cattle grazing next to Dome Lake in the Bighorn Mountains, summer cottages in the background
05: E.W. Glafcke standing at Cold Rock Spring in the Bighorn Mountains, a man standing on the side of a cliff above him
06: E.W. Glafcke, Mr. Thayer and Mr. Towns at Goose Creek camp in the Bighorn Mountains, wagon and tent in the background
07: The L.H. Brooks Party on a wagon at Dome Lake in the Bighorn Mountains, summer cottages in the background
08: Elt Waisner playing a prank on unidentified man in camp at Smith's Fork of the Green River in 1902
08a.: Two men in camp at Smith's Fork of the Green River, September 1898
09: "Rocky Mountain Canary Birds, Ute Pass - Col, Unitah Mt." Donkeys with packs traveling along the Ute Pass
10: Two men standing at camp in the Utah Uintah Mountains, 1904
11: A heavily loaded supply wagon stuck in mud, a man tending to a horse behind it.
12: A survey crew posing for a photo with their equipment.
13: Two men playing a prank in camp, a man relaxes near a tent behind them.
14: Duplicate of #11
15: Five men sitting atop a horse drawn supply wagon
16: A camp scene with two men sitting in a tent, survey equipment dispersed about the camp
17: A camp scene with man preparing food (?) from the back end of a wagon, man looking-on

Subjects

    • Personal Names :
    • Glafcke, E. W.  ( contributor)
    • Glafcke, E. W.--Portraits.
    • Mitchell, Albert--Portraits.
    • Waisner, Elt--Portraits.
    • Corporate Names :
    • Geographical Surveys West of the 100th Meridian (U.S.)--Photographs.
    • Geological and Geographical Survey of the Territories (U.S.)--Photographs.
    • Subject Terms :
    • Geological surveys--West (U.S.)--Photographs.
    • Leveling--Utah--Photographs.
    • Leveling--Wyoming--Photographs.
    • Scientific expeditions--West (U.S.)--Photographs.
    • Surveying--Utah--Photographs.
    • Surveying--West (U.S.)--Photographs.
    • Surveying--Wyoming--Photographs.
    • Surveyors--Utah--Portraits.
    • Surveyors--Wyoming--Portraits.
    • Geographical Names :
    • Bighorn Mountains (Wyo. and Mont.)--Photographs.
    • Dome Lake (Wyo.)--Photographs.
    • Form or Genre Terms :
    • Expeditions & surveys--West (U.S.)--1898-1902.

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