Guide to the Eldon J. Gardner Photograph Collection
1925-1980

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Overview of the Collection

Title: Eldon J. Gardner Photograph Collection
Dates: 1925-1980 ( inclusive )
Quantity: 2 boxes (1.25 linear feet)
Collection Number: USU_P0390
Summary: The Eldon J. Gardner photograph collection consists mostly of images and documents of a USU trip to Iran in the 1950s, including photographs of farming and irrigation techniques, plants, and machinery. Also includes art-work, career information, and photographs of George Knowlton.
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

Eldon J. Gardner was Utah State University's first cancer geneticist. Gardner was born and raised in Logan and he earned both his bachelor’s and master’s degrees from USU. Gardner then moved to California, where he studied under distinguished German geneticist Richard Goldschmidt and received his doctorate in zoology from the University of California in 1939. After spending seven years working as a teacher and geneticist in California, Gardner returned to Utah where he began cooperative research into various genetic traits in Utah families. He developed expertise in the study of cancer in Mormon families. In 1949, Gardner Started working at USU, where he dedicated his life to developing programs in genetics and biology. He served many roles at USU including teaching, mentoring graduate students, and serving as the first dean of the College of Science. Gardner was one of the first geneticists to apply his research to the field of medicine. Gardner’s innovative research and its application to the field of medicine helped to begin a movement to understand the genetic basis of disease and to move the healthcare field toward individualized patient care. He was an authority on the study of the genetics of cancer in humans and produced over 300 publications.

Content Description

The Eldon J. Gardner photograph collection consists mostly of images and documents of irrigation, farming equipment and machinery, and a USU trip to Iran in the 1950s. Also includes art-work, career information, and photographs of George Knowlton.

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 Eldon J. Gardner photograph collection must be obtained from the Special Collections Photograph Curator and/or the Special Collections Department Head.

Preferred Citation :  

Initial Citation: USU_P0390; Eldon J. Gardner Photograph Collection; Photograph Collections Special Collections and Archives. Utah State University Merrill-Cazier Library. Logan, Utah.

Following Citations:USU_P0390, USUSCA.

Administrative Information

Processing Note :  

Processed in October of 2011

Acquisition Information :  

Donated by the USU Biology Department.

Related Materials :  

See also the Dr. George F. Knowlton photograph collection, P0115.


Detailed Description of the Collection

Box
Folder
1 1 1-01-01 through 1-01-14: Man working on thresher. More description on back of photos. Also includes negatives for most of the prints 1925-1980
1 2 1-02-01 through 1-02-15: Iranian agricultural students at agricultural college at Sari, Iran. Includes irrigation ditches, plowing fields, and group photos in fields 1953
1 3 1-03-01 through 1-03-05: Farm machinery including plows 1955
1 4 Documents pertaining to photographs, probably in folders 1 and 3 1953-1955
1 5 1-05-01 through 1-05-06: Knowlton family photographs.
Also contains photocopies of family personal photos and biographical sketches of George Knowlton and Ira Hawley (Knowlton's advisor)
1925-1980
1 6 1-06-01 through 1-06-03: Mormon Crickets crossing road, West Tintic District. 1937 June 28
1 6 1-06-04 through 1-06-07: Seagulls eating insects 1925-1980
1 6 1-06-08 through 1-06-09: Cricket Control (with turkeys), Juab County 1937 July 28
1 6 1-06-10: Man treating an ant hill 1925-1980
1 6 1-06-11: Mormon cricket eggs, in Juab County 1938 September 16
1 6 1-06-12: Wild Bee Pollination Investigations, Demonstration Hive, US Department of Agriculture. 1925-1980
1 6 1-06-13: Knowlton showing a farmer alfalfa weevil swept with an insect net in the farmer's field 1925-1980
1 6 1-06-14 through 1-06-15: Lygus bug injury after infestation, Ft. Duchesne 1931
1 6 1-06-16: Alfalfa blossoms with lady bug 1950
1 6 1-06-17: F.V. Lieberman dusting short blossoming alfalfa in the Delta area of Millard County, Utah 1950-1959
1 6 1-06-18: Man measuring corn 1925-1980
1 6 1-06-19: Knowlton and F.C. Harmston(?) in a field 1946
1 7 1-07-01 through 1-07-05: Dr. Elmer Clark, director of Experiment Station 1925-1980
1 7 1-07-06 through 1-07-12: Entomologists and biologists including W.P. Nye, Knowlton, E.R. Jaycox, G.E. Bohart, H.E. Dorst, R. Nielsen, D.W. Davis B.A. Haws, M.P. Jones, and Carl Frischknecht 1950-1959
1 7 1-07-13: School for insect control, Orlando laboratory, U.S. Bureau of Entomology
Insect and Rodent Control Unit, Corps of Engineers. Left to Right: Lt. U.D. Reed, in charge, Insect and Rodent Control, O.C.E. Mr. D.B. Whelan, Entomologist, Headquarters, Seventh Service Command. Dr. H.H. Shepard, Assistant, Insect and Rodent Control O.C.E. Mr. S.S. Easter, Entomologist, Headquarters, Third Service Command. Dr. G.F. Knowlton, Entomologist, Headquarters, Ninth Service Command. Dr. E.M. Searls, Entomologist, Headquarters, Sixth Service Command. Lt. L.C. Truman, Entomologist, Headquarters, Eighth Service Command. Mr. J.M. LeCato, Entomologist, Headquarters, First Service Command. Mr. A.W. Morrill, Jr. Entomologist, Headquarters, Fourth Service Command.
1944 October 3
1 7 1-07-14: Logan, Utah, Beet Leafhopper Investigations, W.L. Thomas, M.J. Janes, J.R. Costley, and G.F. Knowlton, also the Bureau of Entomolgy Ford truck. 1932
1 7 1-07-15 through 1-07-20: Group photographs of entomologists (including the U.S. Legume Seed Research Staff) including: Knowlton, Donald W. Davis, Takeschi Miura, Merlin W. Allen, F.C. Harmston, Reed Roberts, Snow Sterling, Marilyn Lindley, John Carlson, W.P. Nye, Marion Pederson, Frank Todd, G.E. Bohart, C.J. Sorenson, E.R. Jaycox, H.E. Dorst, R.Nielsen, D.W. Davis, B.A. Haws, Frank Todd 1942-1967
1 7 1-07-21: Knowlton and Edwin W. Teale at Jardine Juniper sign, Logan Canyon 1954
1 7 1-07-22: Glenn Baird, Knowlton, and Niel Holbrook on the radio. 1952
1 7 1-07-23: Group of men in uniform, U.S. Air Force Replacement Depot, Kearns, Utah 1945
1 7 1-07-24: Photocopy of images, includes David. G. Hall, Knowlton, Maurice T. James, "Rex" R.H. Painter, Curtice W. Sabrosky 1938-1940
1 7 1-07-25: Photocopy of images, grasshopper studies in Utah farm lands, Henderson, Galbraith, W.H. Bell, Eldon Gardner. 1945
1 7 1-07-26 through 1-07-30: Ken Hill, negatives and prints. 1966
1 7 1-07-31: Group of young men on the USU campus 1945-1955
1 7 1-07-33: Entomology department at USAC, Gordon A. Hoffs, Earl J. Taylor, Knowlton 1947
1 8 1-08-01 through 1-08-09: Illustrations of insects (photographs and drawings) including USU art student Maxine Wood 1925-1980
1 9 1-09-01: Signed photo of Edwin Franko Goldman 1933
1 10 1-10: Duplicate Images 1925-1980
1 11 1-11: Misc. documents including guest registers and photo identifications. 1925-1980

Subjects

  • Gardner, Eldon J.

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  • Knowlton, George F. -- Photographs

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  • Knowlton, George F.

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  • Goldman, Edwin Franko, 1878-1956 -- Portraits

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  • Goldman, Edwin Franko, 1878-1956 -- Autographs

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  • Clark, Elmer -- Portraits

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  • Hill, Kenneth W. -- Portraits

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  • Knowlton, George F. -- Family -- Photographs

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  • United States. Army. Corps of Engineers. Insect and Rodent Control Unit -- Portraits

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  • Utah State University -- Faculty -- Photographs

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  • Utah State University -- Students -- Photographs

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  • Agriculture -- Research -- Photographs

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  • Agriculture -- Utah -- Research -- Photographs

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  • Agriculture -- Utah -- Photographs

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  • Threshing machines -- Photographs

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  • Agricultural machinery -- Photographs

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  • Agricultural pests -- Control -- Photographs

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  • Agriculture -- Iran -- International cooperation -- Photographs

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  • Entomologists -- Photographs

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  • Biologists -- Photographs

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  • Insects -- Drawings

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  • Insects -- Photographs

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  • Negatives (photographic)

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