Guide to the Vanez T. Wilson Photograph Collection
1900-1975

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Overview of the Collection

Creator: Wilson, Vanez T.
Title: Vanez T. Wilson Photograph Collection
Quantity: 2 boxes (1.5 feet)
Collection Number: USU_P0468
Summary: The Vanez T. Wilson Photograph Collection consists of two scrapbooks and a few loose photographs. Scrapbook I consists mainly of family photos of what appears to be the Budge family. Included are some Wilson family photos of vacations and gatherings as well as a photo of Vanez with actor Wallace Beery. Also in box 1 are group photos of conferences which Mr. Wilson attended as well as a few miscellaneous photos of Mr. Wilson and his work at the Refuge. Scrapbook II primarily consists of newspaper articles which pertain to the Refuge and/or Mr. Wilson. There are also membership cards of the various organizations to which Mr. Wilson belonged. Towards the back are more images of Mr. Wilson and others at work at the Refuge.
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 

Biographical Note

Vanez Theurer Wilson was born September 13, 1895 in Logan, Utah. From 1918-1919 Wilson served in the Army and fought in World War I. He received a bachelor’s degree in Civil Engineering from Utah State Agricultural College in 1920, majoring in irrigation. On July 14, 1921, he married Margaret Ann Budge in the Logan LDS temple. Together they had five children, four of which survived to adulthood.

After receiving his bachelor’s degree, Mr. Wilson was employed in the private sector for a number of years. In 1927 he began his career with the Department of the Interior, helping to survey and establish what was to become the Bear River Bird Refuge just outside of Brigham City, Utah. He was appointed to be the Refuge Manager on April 1, 1937, a position which he held until his retirement on August 5, 1965.

Mr. Wilson was an active member of his community. He held many leadership positions in the Rotary Club (where he was president for a number of years), the American Legion, the Boy Scouts of America, the Chamber of Commerce, as well as his local LDS congregation where he served in a number of ecclesiastical positions.

Content Description

The Vanez T. Wilson Photograph Collection consists mainly of two scrapbooks. Scrapbook I consists of family photos of what appears to be the Budge family (the family of Mr. Wilson’s wife) and images from WWI, Utah State University, and Logan Canyon. Included are some Wilson family photos of a vacation to Yellowstone and Grand Teton National Parks and gatherings as well as a photo of Vanez with actor Wallace Beery. Also in box 1 are group photos of conferences which Mr. Wilson attended as well as a few miscellaneous photos of Mr. Wilson and his work at the Refuge.

The bulk of Scrapbook II consists of newspaper articles which pertain to the Refuge and/or Mr. Wilson. There are also membership cards of the various organizations to which Mr. Wilson belonged. Towards the back are more images of Mr. Wilson and others at work at the Refuge.

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 Vanez T. Wilson must be obtained from the Special Collections Photograph Curator and/or the Special Collections Department Head.

Preferred Citation :  

Initial Citation: USU_P0468; Vanez T. Wilson Photograph Collection; Photograph Collections Special Collections and Archives. Utah State University Merrill-Cazier Library. Logan, Utah.

Following Citations:USU_P0468, USUSCA.

Administrative Information

Processing Note :  

Processed in August of 2011

Acquisition Information :  

Donated by Dr. Vanez Wilson in 2011

Related Materials :  

See also the Vanez T. Wilson Papers (MSS 363).


Detailed Description of the Collection

Scrapbook I
Container(s)
Description
Dates
Box
1 1-01: A portrait of Margaret Ann Budge Wilson(?) (wife of Vanez T. Wilson)
1 1-02: An unidentified woman with an unidentified child; could possibly be Margaret Ann Budge Wilson; child could possibly be their oldest daughter, Margaret Ann Wilson(?)
1 1-03: Two unidentified women on horses; one could possibly be Margaret Ann Budge Wilson
1 1-04 to 1-06: Unidentified woman in dress
1 1-07: A portrait of Margaret Ann Budge Wilson(?)
1 1-08: A young woman sitting on a donkey; Margaret Ann Budge Wilson(?)
1 1-09: A small photo of a woman; Margaret Ann Budge Wilson(?)
1 1-10: A portrait of a young woman; Margaret Ann Budge Wilson(?)
1 1-11: An unidentified group of people on a sleigh in front of Deseret Mills
1 1-12: A young woman in front of a garden
1 1-13 to 1-14: A woman holding a child; Margaret S. Budge(?) - mother-in-law of Vanez T. Wilson; child could possibly be Margaret Ann Wilson(?)
1 1-15: A woman with a group of children; Margaret Ann Budge Wilson(?)
1 1-16: A young man and woman by stairs; Mack S. Budge (brother-in-law of Vanez T. Wilson)(?)
1 1-17: A young woman in a coat
1 1-18: A young man in a sailor uniform; Mack S. Budge(?)
1 1-19: A group of both men and young men in front of a table; Mack S. Budge(?) in middle
1 1-20: A portrait of a woman; Margaret S. Budge(?)
1 1-21: A young woman; Margaret Ann Budge Wilson(?)
1 1-22: A woman in front of a porch; Margaret Ann Budge Wilson(?)
1 1-23: Two young boys
1 1-24: A young girl in a dress
1 1-25: Three young children
1 1-26: Three women
1 1-27: A young man and a woman
1 1-28: A man and woman on a chair
1 1-29: Two women posing
1 1-30: A woman and a man watching a woman stand on one leg
1 1-31: A group of people posing, in a play?
1 1-32: Oliver H. Budge and his sons
1 1-33: Oliver H. Budge and his sons in their younger years
1 1-34: Two men in hats
1 1-35: Two men in hats; Mack S. Budge(?) on right
1 1-36: Mack S. Smith(?) wearing hat and sunglasses
1 1-37: Oliver H. Budge and Margaret S. Smith on a front lawn
1 1-38: A group of men reading Student Life newspaper
1 1-39: Oliver H. Budge (front, 2nd from left) and Margaret S. Budge (on right of Mr. Budge) with a group of men
1 1-40: Oliver H. Budge (front row, third from right) and Margaret S. Budge with a group of men
1 1-41: Oliver H. Budge (front row, third from right) with a group of men
1 1-42: Two men in suits; Omar S. Budge(?), right
1 1-43: Oliver H. Budge and his family in front of a Christmas tree; Berlin(?)
1 1-44: A group of men with a group of children
1 1-45: Margaret S. Budge posing with her family(?)
1 1-46: Mack S. Budge(?), left, and an unidentified man write and work at a typewriter
1 1-47: Mack S. Budge(?) stands in front of a tomb
1 1-48: A group of adults participating in a wedding(?)
1 1-49: A group of adults camping in Logan Canyon?
1 1-50: Robert S. Budge(?) in the forest
1 1-51: Mack S. Budge(?), far left, and two other unidentified men in front of an LDS meeting place in Germany; Berlin (?)
1 1-52: Two boys on a couch reading magazines
1 1-53: Margaret S. Budge(?) in front of a window
1 1-54: Two unidentified men in coats and hats
1 1-55: A bulletin board with the pictures of Oliver H. Budge and his wife and three of his children
1 1-56: People playing on a beach, Bear Lake(?)
1 1-57: Vanez T. Wilson, right, and unidentified man posing in uniform
1 1-58: A group of young men; Vanez T. Wilson(?) on front row on far left
1 1-59: A young woman in a white dress with note written "Will Meet You In France. It's me."
1 1-60: A portrait of Vanez T. Wilson
1 1-61: Actor Wallace Beery (middle) sitting between Vanez T. Wilson (right) and Margaret S. Budge as well as an unidentified man and woman
1 1-62 to 1-63: A group of people in front of a cabin in Jackson, Wyoming(?)
1 1-64: Vanez T. Wilson as a young man in his WWI army uniform
1 1-65: Vanez T. Wilson (right) and an unidentified young man posing in front of a building
1 1-66: People on the back of a train
1 1-67: Vanez T. Wilson (?) in middle of group of other young men
1 1-68: A group of soldiers sitting outside of a wooden building
1 1-69: A group of soldiers eating at a table; Vanez Wilson is on left side, fifth from front(?); inscribed on photo is K.P. Bring-On-The-Eats
1 1-70: Vanez T. Wilson (right) and another unidentified soldier in their uniforms
1 1-71: A group of men around their table ready to eat; Vanez T. Wilson is on right, third from front(?)
1 1-72: Two unidentified people looking off the back of a train car
1 1-73: A group of soldiers eating; Vanez Wilson is on far right, third from front; Inscribed on photo is "Last Supper, Ft. Logan, Some-life"
1 1-74: Vanez T. Wilson(?) on a horse
1 1-75: Vanez T. Wilson(?) outside
1 1-76: Vanez T. Wilson(?) as a young soldier on a horse
1 1-77: An unidentified building
1 1-78: Soldiers relaxing
1 1-79: A group of soldiers on horses
1 1-80: The United States Capitol
1 1-81: A group of soldiers on their horses
1 1-82: Vanez T. Wilson on his horses
1 1-83: Vanez T. Wilson standing on a field
1 1-84: The United States Capitol building from another angle
1 1-85: Vanez T. Wilson posing on a horse
1 1-86: Margaret Ann Budge Wilson(?), right, with an unidentified woman in Logan Canyon(?)
1 1-87: Margaret Ann Budge Wilson(?) with Vanez T. Wilson
1 1-88: Vanez T. Wilson, far left, with Margaret Ann Budge Wilson with a group of unidentified people
1 1-89: Two unidentified women in a field
1 1-90: An unidentified group of people in a field
1 1-91: Vanez T. Wilson, third from right, with a basketball team
1 1-92: Vanez T. Wilson, front row, far right, with a basketball team
1 1-93 to 1-95: Vanez T. Wilson posing with friends on the "A" on the USAC campus
1 1-96: Vanez T. Wilson(?) posing with a car
1 1-97: Vanez T. Wilson, middle posing with friends by a fence
1 1-98: Margaret Ann Budge Wilson(?) wearing a hat
1 1-99: An unidentified group of young women near Old Main
1 1-100: Two unidentified women posing in the snow
1 1-101: Margaret Ann Budge Wilson(?) in front of Old Main
1 1-102: An unidentified group of people posing in a car
1 1-103: An unidentified group of men at Ricks Springs
1 1-104: An unidentified group of men on a bridge
1 1-105: An unidentified group of people sitting on a car
1 1-106: Two unidentified men at Ricks Springs
1 1-107: A group of people camping
1 1-108: A group of people sitting on a horse-drawn buggy
1 1-109: An unidentified man standing outside of a car
1 1-110: Two unidentified men standing on a bridge
1 1-111: Three unidentified men standing outside of a car 1917
1 1-112: Two unidentified men with guns posing on a stump
1 1-113: A group of the "Crimson Girls" from Brigham Young College
1 1-114: Vanez T. Wilson posing in front of a brick wall
1 1-115: An unidentified women standing on a wall
1 1-116: An unidentified group of men sitting on a bridge
1 1-117: An unidentified of people outside of a house
1 1-118: Vanez T. Wilson and Margaret Ann Budge Wilson(?) on a bridge with the Logan LDS temple in background
1 1-119: Vanez T. Wilson(?), right, with an unidentified man on a bridge
1 1-120: An unidentified man in a hat
1 1-121: A boy running
1 1-122: Vanez T. Wilson and Margaret Ann Budge Wilson(?)
1 1-123: A group of men with guitars; Vanez T. Wilson(?) is on far right
1 1-124: A group of women posing on the ground
1 1-125: Vanez T. Wilson and Margaret Ann Budge Wilson posing together
1 1-126: An unidentified woman in a hat
1 1-127: A group of young men on a hill
1 1-128: A group of young people in what appears to be a play
1 1-129: A group of people camping
1 1-130: A man (presumably Vanez T. Wilson) posing with his fishing pole in Logan Canyon (?)
1 1-131: Logan Canyon
1 1-132: Margaret Ann Budge Wilson(?) with a dog
1 1-133: Margaret Ann Budge Wilson(?) with her children in a tree by a lake
1 1-134: Vanez T. Wilson with Margaret Ann Budge Wilson with their car
1 1-135: Margaret Ann Budge Wilson with her children showing trout that they have caught
1 1-136 to 1-138: Various photos of Jenny Lake(?)
1 1-139: Tower Falls in Yellowstone
1 1-140: Yellowstone Canyon
1 1-141: Margaret Ann Budge Wilson with her children
1 1-142 to 1-143: Yellowstone Canyon from other angles
1 1-144: A bear on a road
1 1-145: Two of the Wilson children sit atop a car(?)
1 1-146: Old Faithful
1 1-147: A bear cub sitting on the side of the road
1 1-148: A geyser erupting; Old Faithful(?)
1 1-149: Vanez T. Wilson with his daughter by a lake
1 1-150: Cars pass by a bear on the side of the road
1 1-151: An unidentified men in a boat
1 1-152: Vanez T. Wilson and another man in the "Mud Queen"; Summer 1929
1 1-153: Two unidentified men in a Mud Queen at mouth of Bear River
1 1-154: Men working on River Control structure No. 3 1929 December 16
1 1-155: The construction of spillbox at Sta, 452.00 "D" 1929 December 17
1 1-156: Cabins, presumably, at the Bear River Migratory Birds Refuge 1929 December 17
1 1-157: A barrel of fuel being taken from a boat by a dragline, while constructing dike across north bay in Unit 1; Spring 1930 1930
1 1-158: North bay of Unit 1 near Sta. 500.00 looking north along dike; April 1930 1930
1 1-159: Vanez T. Wilson, right with unidentified men after hunting ducks
1 1-160: A portrait of Mack S. Budge
1 1-161: A portrait of Margaret S. Budge, right, Robert S. Budge, and President Oliver H. Budge for their mission
1 1-162: A portrait of Omar S. Budge
1 1-163: Mack S. Budge, Robert S. Budge(?), and Omar S. Budge posing in front of a building
1 1-164: Margaret S. Budge and an unidentified woman in beside a Christmas tree; photo is labeled Berlin 1933Three unidentified men standing outside of a car 1933
1 1-165: The Budge family
1 1-166: An outside party; Margaret Ann Budge Wilson(?) is on front left and Vanez T. Wilson is on left, third from front
1 1-167: A party; Vanez T. Wilson is on front, right and Margaret Ann Budge Wilson sits opposite

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Conference photos
Container(s)
Description
Dates
Box
Folder
1 1 1-2-01: Refuge Manager's Conference held in Albuquerque, NM; Mr. Wilson is on second row, third from right 1952 February 25-29
1 1 1-2-02: Mr. Wilson is on top row, third from right 1954 April 19
1 1 1-2-03: Mr. Wilson is on far right, eight from front (includes a seating chart) 1956 February 6
1 1 1-2-04: Mr. Wilson is standing at back of room on far right(?) (includes a seating chart) 1958 March 10-14
1 1 1-2-05: Refuge Manager's Conference held in Albequerque, NM; Mr. Wilson on table at far left, seventh from front with his head turned towards the back table(?) 1960 February 8-12
1 1 1-2-06: Mr. Wilson is on second row, sixth from left (includes seating chart) 1962 January 15-19
1 1 1-2-07: Mr. Wilson is on second row, third from left 1964 December 4

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Miscellaneous Photos
Container(s)
Description
Dates
Box
1 1-3-01: Wilson releasing ducks at the Bear River Migratory Birds Refuge
1 1-3-02: Wilson (right) and unidentified man regulating the water levels at th Bear River Migratory Birds Refuge 1946 September
1 1-3-03: Wilson (second from left) and 3 other unidentified men presumably honoring him on his retirement
1 1-3-04 to 1-3-09: Various birds found at the Bear River Migratory Birds Refuge
1 1-3-10 to 1-03-11: Two postcards featuring birds from the Bear River Migratory Birds Refuge
1 1-3-12: Vanez Wilson (second from right) and 4 other unidentified men from the BLM at the Bear River Bird Refuge 1960 May
1 1-3-13: An unidentified man hands Mr. Wilson (right) his final paycheck

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Scrapbook II
Container(s)
Description
Box
2 2-01-01: Mr. Wilson at his desk between two stuffed ducks
2 2-01-02: Geese at the Bear River Migratory Birds Refuge walking on a bridge.
2 2-01-03: Mr. Wilson pointing at a map of the United States and Canada.
2 2-01-04: Mr. Wilson releasing ducks back into the bird refuge.
2 2-01-05: Mr. Wilson (left) and an unidentified man administer medicine to duck.
2 2-01-06: Mr. Wilson (left) and an unidentified man giving an injection to a duck.
2 2-01-07: Mr. Wilson (far left) with a group of men in a laboratory.
2 2-01-08: Mr. Wilson (far left) oversees the work of two men treating sick ducks.
2 2-01-09: An unidentified man looks through a microscope.
2 2-01-10: Mr. Wilson (left) holds a duck while it is administered an injection by an unidentified man.
2 2-01-11: An unidentified man administers an injection into a duck.
2 4-12: An unidentified man removes a band off of a duck's leg.
2 2-01-13: An unidentified man removes a band off of a duck's leg.
2 2-01-14: Ducks sit in a holding pen.
2 2-01-15: A group of ducks huddle together.
2 2-01-16: An unidentified man releases a duck into the water.
2 2-01-17: Three men (unidentified) on a boat collect ducks from the water.
2 2-01-18: Three men (unidentified) collect ducks.
2 2-01-19: Several ducks lie dead from botullism.

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Subjects

    • Personal Names :
    • Wilson, Vanez T., 1895-1977 -- Photographs
    • Personal Names :
    • Wilson, Vanez T., 1895-1977 -- Family -- Photographs
    • Personal Names :
    • Wilson, Vanez T., 1895-1977 -- Societies, etc. -- Collectibles
    • Personal Names :
    • Wilson, Vanez T., 1895-1977 -- Societies, etc. -- Photographs
    • Personal Names :
    • Wilson, Vanez T., 1895-1977 -- Collectibles
    • Personal Names :
    • Wilson, Margaret Ann Budge -- Photographs
    • Personal Names :
    • Wilson, Margaret Ann Budge -- Family -- Photographs.
    • Personal Names :
    • Beery, Wallace Fitzgerald, 1885-1949 -- Photographs
    • Personal Names :
    • Wilson, Margaret Ann Budge -- Photographs
    • Family Names :
    • Budge family -- Photographs
    • Family Names :
    • Wilson Family -- Photographs
    • Family Names :
    • Budge family -- Photographs
    • Corporate Names :
    • Utah State University -- Photographs
    • Subject Terms :
    • Family vacations -- Yellowstone National Park -- Photographs
    • Subject Terms :
    • Family vacations -- Wyoming -- Grand Teton National Park -- Photographs
    • Subject Terms :
    • Soldiers -- Photographs
    • Subject Terms :
    • Professional associations -- Congresses -- Photographs
    • Subject Terms :
    • Ducks -- Utah -- Bear River Migratory Bird Refuge -- Photographs
    • Geographical Names :
    • Bear River Migratory Bird Refuge (Utah) -- Photographs
    • Geographical Names :
    • Logan Canyon (Utah) -- Photographs
    • Form or Genre Terms :
    • Scrapbooks
    • Form or Genre Terms :
    • Membership cards

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