Guide to the US Forest Service Photograph Collection
1910-1949

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Overview of the Collection

Creator: United States--Forest Service--Intermountain Region.
Title: US Forest Service Photograph Collection.
Dates: 1910-1949 ( inclusive )
Quantity: 1 box (.25 linear feet)
Collection Number: USU_P0378
Summary: Consists of 94 black and white photographs and two negatives, taken from 1910 to 1949 with the majority from the 1920s, by the US Forest Service of Region 4. Included are images of recreation, landscape scenes, geological formations, Forest Service personnel, structures, towns, equipment, American Indians, and Forest Service projects. Most of the photographs were taken in the Cache, Wasatch, Sawtooth, and Fish Lake National Forests.
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 
Sponsor: Library Services and Technology Act (LSTA) grant, 2007-2008

Historical Note

These photographs document Region 4, started in 1910, of the US Forest Service, covering Utah, Nevada, Southern Idaho, and Western Wyoming.

Content Description

Consists of 94 black and white photographs and two negatives, taken from 1910 to 1949 with the majority from the 1920s, by the US Forest Service of Region 4. Included are images of recreation, landscape scenes, geological formations, Forest Service personnel, structures, towns, equipment, American Indians, and Forest Service projects. Most of the photographs were taken in the Cache, Wasatch, Sawtooth, and Fish Lake National Forests.

Other Descriptive Information

Many photographs were originally glued to envelopes. The excess was cut away from the photo for preservation. Photocopies are included of the original envelopes. The information in quotes is taken directly from the original caption. The original National Forest names are used in this register, but keep in mind that these names are probably different today.

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 US Forest Service photograph collection must be obtained from the Special Collections Photograph Curator and/or the Special Collections Department Head.

Preferred Citation :  

Initial Citation: USU_P0378; US Forest Service photograph collection; Photograph Collections Special Collections and Archives. Utah State University Merrill-Cazier Library. Logan, Utah.

Following Citations:USU_P0378, USUSCA.

Administrative Information

Arrangement :

The collection is loosely arranged according to the original Forest Service categories.

Location of Originals :  

Original images held by the US Forest Service.

Processing Note :  

Register completed by Natasha Black, January 2009.

Acquisition Information :  

Unknown.


Detailed Description of the Collection

Scenery and Recreation , 1910-1949
Container(s)
Description
Dates
Box
Folder
1 1
1:01:01-02: Children and furniture, Boise National Forest, “Refugees camp Boise Basin after town of Quartzburg burned, Aug 1931.” 1910-1949
1:01:03: Red Fish Lake, Sawtooth National Forest, “N.F. Pump on South Beach of Redfish...” 1910-1949
1:01:04: Grand Canyon. 1910-1949
1:01:05-08: Bryce Canyon, Powell National Forest. 1910-1949
1:01:09-10: Dixie-Sevier National Forest, Cedar Canyon. 1910-1949
1:01:11: Fish Lake, Fish Lake National Forest. 1910-1949
1:01:11: Fish Lake, Fish Lake National Forest. 1910-1949
1:01:12: Dinosaur National Monument(?), Uinta National Forest, "Excavation of dinosaur remains. Note parts of two dinosaurs exposed. Ribs, vertebra, and part of tail. 1922.” 1922
1:01:13: Boy Scout Cabin (Camp Lomia), Logan Canyon, 1922. 1922
1:01:14: View of mountains, Boise National Forest, "Quartzburg Boise N.F.” 1910-1949
1:01:15-16: Cedar Canyon, Dixie-Sevier National Forest. 1910-1949
1:01:17: Sawtooth National Forest, "Tables in use. Redfish Lake...” 1925. 1925
1:01:18-19: Cache National Forest, Boy Scout Summer Home (Camp Lomia), Logan Canyon, 1922. 1922
1:01:20: Nevada National Forest, Group of people inside Lehman Cave, March 3, 1923. 1923
1:01:21: Idaho National Forest, “Town of Wasser(?) Idaho..." 1922. 1922
1:01:22-23: Manti National Forest, "Women usually do all the dairy work when cattle are run on the N.F.” 1910-1949
1:01:24-25: Cache National Forest, Boy Scout Cabin (Camp Lomia), Logan Canyon, Nov. 10 1922. 1922
1:01:26-27: “Kaibab National Forest, "VT Park.” 1910-1949
1:01:28-29: Powell National Forest, Bryce Canyon. 1910-1949
1:01:30: Real-photo postcard, “Red Gorge. Vernal-Manila Hy.” 1910-1949
1:01:31-32: Sawtooth National Forest, Sawtooth Range. 1910-1949
1:01:33: Fishlake, Bowery Creek Cove, 1920. 1920
1:01:34: Dixie-Sevier National Forest, Cedar Canyon. 1920
1:01:35-36: Sawtooth National Forest. Red Fish Lake. 1910-1949
1:01:37-38: Sawtooth National Forest, Idaho, "Fishing in Red Fish Lake.” 1910-1949
1:01:39-40: The Teton Mountains, Wyoming. 1910-1949
1:01:41-42: Targhee National Forest, "Hotel at Big Falls.” 1910-1949
1:01:43: Granite Creek Falls, Teton National Forest.” 1910-1949
1:01:44: Sawtooth National Forest, "Guger(?) Hot Springs Hotel." 1910-1949
1:01:45: Dixie-Sevier National Forest, Cedar Canyon. 1910-1949
1:01:46: Boise National Forest, Quartzburg. 1910-1949

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Forest Service Personnel/Equipment, 1910-1949
Container(s)
Description
Dates
Box
Folder
1 2
1:02:01-02: Manti National Forest, "The business center Ephraim Utah.” 1910-1949
1:02:03: La Sal National Forest, "Eating Dinner with Mancos Jim. Taken by J.W. Humphery. July 28 1914.” July 28 1914
1:02:04-05: La Sal National Forest, "Brigadier General Scott, and Indian Agent L.D. Greel Snapped in Moab during the Indian troubles in 1915." 1915
1:02:06-07: Payette National Forest, "Reconnaissance camp, Mann creek working circle cruise 1926.” 1926
1:02:08-09: Man with radio equipment, “Operating a 1930 Field set.” 1910-1945
1:02:10-11: “1930 Field set. From left: equipment case, batteries, sack antenna equipment, and combined transmitter- receiver.” 1930
1:02:12-13: Payette National Forest, "Reconnaissance camp, Mann creek working circle-1926.” 1926
1:02:14-15: Dixie National Forest, "Free use on Dixie N.F. near Leeds Utah.” 1910-1949
1:02:16: Cache National Forest, "Foremen of Hyrum CCC Camp.” 1910-1949
1:02:17-18: Wasatch National Forest, "Tie Hacks, Mill Fork.” 1910-1949
1:02:19: Idaho National Forest, "filming cattle on Salmon River near Stanley. Benedict 1927.” 1927
1:02:20-21: Radio receiver and code transmitter, “A crude little contraption of coils and condensers... 1930.” 1930

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Roads, Bridges, Water and Power, Claims , 1910-1949
Container(s)
Description
Dates
Box
Folder
1 3
1:03:01: Teton National Forest, "Freight outfit for Jackson Hole.” 1910-1949
1:03:02-03: Manti National Forest, King No. 1 Mine, "Hiawatha tram Mine Tunnel.” 1910-1949
1:03:04-05: Manti National Forest, "Hiawatha tram, Passenger car at top. Martin 1926.” 1926
1:03:06-07: Wyoming National Forest, bridge, "Constructed by Forest Service at Big Sandy Openings. 12-8-1928.” 12-8-1928
1:03:08: Cache National Forest, "Looking down grade with team, Aug 7, 1922.” Aug 7, 1922.
1:03:09: Manti National Forest, "Mills. Clear Creek one of Utah’s [Level?] Company’s coal camps... Nov 7, 1921.” Nov 7, 1921
1:03:10: Green River, Wyoming, “View of the [standard?] timber company pond looms and ...Chutes.” 1910-1949
1:03:11-12: Weiser National Forest, "Irrigating corn... 1925.” 1925
1:03:13-14: Payette National Forest, "Mowing hay on farm... 1925.” 1925
1:03:15-16: Blackfoot National Forest, "Along the north fork of Flathead rd. First road built in a National Forest.” 1910-1949
1:03:17: Payette National Forest, "Placer Mine in operation on the forest showing general plan of plant. 1910-1949

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Fish and Game, 1910-1949
Container(s)
Description
Dates
Box
Folder
1 4
1:04:01: Teton National Forest, Wyoming, "Elk Horns. Jackson Hole.” 1910-1949
1:04:02: Fishlake National Forest, Mackinaw trout from Fish Lake, "Lakeside Hotel Easton’s Place.” 1910-1949
1:04:03: Uinta National Forest, Stock Branding, "cattle brands on cabin door of Robert Marshall near Duchesur.” 1910-1949

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Types, 1979
Container(s)
Description
Dates
Box
Folder
1 5
1:05:01-02: Wasatch National Forest. Watershed of Emigration Canyon. 1910-1949
1:05:03: Wasatch National Forest. Watershed of Emigration Canyon. Aug 25 1912.” 1912
1:05:04: Wasatch National Forest. "View from High Knowl near terminus of Emigration Canyon... Aug 18 1912.” 1912
1:05:05-06: Manti National Forest, man on skis in front of sign, "Showing snow cover at [Great Basin Experiment Station], Spring 1927.” 1927
1:05:07: Boise National Forest, town, "Showing Heavy reproduction on placured land surrounding town.” 1910-1949

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Miscellaneous, 1907-1912
Container(s)
Description
Dates
Box
Folder
1 6
1:06:01: Telephone Pole, unknown location. 1907-1912
1:06:02: Snowfall on cabin in mountains. 1907-1912
1:06:03: Mountain Scene, unknown location. 1907-1912
1:06:04: Unidentified building, high school? 1907-1912
1:06:05: Rows of covered plants. 1907-1912
1:06:06: Paved canyon road. 1907-1912
1:06:07: Stock yards, Ogden? 1907-1912

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Miscellaneous, 1907-1912
Container(s)
Description
Dates
Box
Folder
1 7
1:07:01: Children in a park. 1907-1912
1:07:02: Children in a park, negative. 1907-1912
1:07:03: View of orchards and Antelope Island. 1907-1912
1:07:04: Salt Lake City, water supply, children next to water. 1907-1912
1:07:05: Negative for 01:07:04. 1907-1912
1:07:06: Cache National Forest, Beehive Girl Scout camp, Logan Canyon, 1922. 1922

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Duplicate Photographs, 1907-1912
Container(s)
Box
Folder
1 8

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Subjects

    • Occupations :
    • Outdoor recreation--Great Basin--Photographs
    • Occupations :
    • Outdoor recreation--Utah--Photographs
    • Occupations :
    • Outdoor recreation--Idaho--Photographs
    • Corporate Names :
    • United States--Forest Service--Intermountain Region--Photographs
    • Corporate Names :
    • United States--Forest Service--Officials and employees--Photographs
    • Subject Terms :
    • Forest reserves--Great Basin--Photographs
    • Subject Terms :
    • Forest reserves--Utah--Photographs
    • Subject Terms :
    • Forest reserves--Idaho--Photographs
    • Geographical Names :
    • Cache National Forest (Utah and Idaho)--Photographs
    • Geographical Names :
    • Wasatch National Forest (Utah and Wyo.)--Photographs
    • Geographical Names :
    • Dixie National Forest (Utah)--Photographs
    • Geographical Names :
    • Sawtooth National Forest (Idaho and Utah)--Photographs
    • Geographical Names :
    • Logan Canyon (Utah)--Photographs
    • Geographical Names :
    • Fishlake National Forest (Utah)--Photographs

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