Guide to the Oliver A. Jenson photograph collection,
1848-1937

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Overview of the Collection

Creator: Jenson, Oliver A., 1890-1958.
Title: Oliver A. Jenson photograph collection
Dates: 1848-1937 ( inclusive )
Quantity: 1 box (0.25 linear ft. )
Collection Number: USU_P0357
Summary: Thirty-two photographic images, including portraits of Hans Jacob Christiansen, Christian Marinus Peterson, and Christopher Haroldsen and family; as well as photographs of family and friends of LaNorma J. King (Oliver A. Jenson's daughter). There are also photographs of Oliver A. Jenson working with cement mixing crews in and around Logan, Utah, some 1937 photographs of Dan Berg camping at Round Mountain, Nevada, roping cattle, and a photograph of a fourth grade class at the Webster School in 1926.
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

Oliver Adams Jenson was born December 8, 1890, in Logan Utah, to Joseph Christenson Jenson and Elizabeth Ann Adams. Oliver was born with a twin sister, Hazel, who died a year later due to whooping cough. In 1893, Elizabeth Adams and another set of twins died during childbirth. Oliver's father, Joseph, then married Alice Girdlestone Smith in 1899 and moved to Arbon Valley Idaho in 1907. The Jensons went on to have a large family while working the farm in Idaho. Oliver A. Jenson married Thelma Vivian Blanchard January 11, 1916 in Ogden Utah. Thelma was the daughter of Elizabeth Dagmar Christiansen and the granddaughter of Han Jacob Christiansen. The Haroldsen family comes from Elise Anne Haroldsen, who was the wife of Hans Jacob Christiansen. Elise Haroldsen's father was Christopher Haroldsen of Norway.

Content Description

The Oliver A. Jenson Collection consists of 32 images, including portraits of Hans Jacob Christiansen and his descendants, as well as photographs of family and friends of LaNorma J. King, who was the daughter of Oliver A. Jenson, and great-granddaughter of Hans Jacob (H.J.) Christiansen. There are also photographs of Oliver A. Jenson working with cement mixing crews in and around Logan, Utah, as well as a photograph of a fourth grade class at the Webster School in 1926.

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 Oliver A. Jenson photograph collection must be obtained from the Special Collections Photograph Curator and/or the Special Collections Department Head.

Preferred Citation :  

Oliver A. Jenson photograph collection, 1848-1937. (P0357). Utah State University. Special Collections & Archives Department.

Administrative Information

Arrangement :

Organized numerical by photo number.

Acquisition Information :  

The photographs in this collection were donated to Special Collections and Archives in 2006 by Karen Andreasen, Oliver A. Jenson's granddaughter.

Processing Note :  

Register completed by Jessica Alexander, January 2007.


Detailed Description of the Collection

01:01:01:   Cement mixing crew, real photo postcard
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01:01:02:   Cement mixing crew, real photo postcard
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01:01:03:   Unidentified man with cement mixer
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01:01:04:   Webster Elementary School, fourth grade class, "Valentine greeting to LaNorma Jenson". From L-R, back row: Raymond Mallory, (?) Stettler, Fern Sill, Irene (?), Myra Schaub, L. King, Evelyn (?). Front row: Brian Andrews, Chester Holmes (?), Larin (?), Ray Nelson, Kathryn Murphy, Corina Stuke, Margaret (?), Willa (?), Gladys Reid, 1926
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01:01:05:   Dan Berg roping a calf, caption: "Everything in there but the bellow of the calf when they branded him. See that horse of mine holding him. Boy oh boy." Nevada, 1937
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01:01:06:   Dan Berg roping a calf, caption: "My horse and me. This was the day after a dame. Got home just in time to have breakfast. Don't know how I ever roped that calf, I couldn't even see." Nevada, 1937
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01:01:07:   Dan Berg, caption: "My mother and sister to the left. My uncle to the right. This is the (?) in the mountains." Round Mountain, Nevada, 1937
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01:01:08:   Dan Berg, caption: "This is Smoky, on of the pack horses." Round Mountain, Nevada, 1937
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01:01:09:   Dan Berg, caption: "This picture was taken just after we reached camp with my deer." Round Mountain, Nevada, 1937
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01:01:10:   Dan Berg, caption: "Starting up the switch-back from the valley into the mountains." Round Mountain, Nevada, 1937
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Friends of LaNorma J. King
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1 2 01:02:01: Mary and Spill "1936"
1 2 01:02:02: Jessie Ault "1938"
1 2 01:02:03: Horace Palmer on a bicyle, Old Main in background
1 2 01:02:04: Parish Brothers
1 2 01:02:05: Faye Gartt and Peggy (?)
1 2 01:02:06: Ann Steen holding a monkey 1937
1 2 01:02:07: Marjorie Geddos
1 2 01:02:08: Ella Garrett
1 2 01:02:09: Dr. and Mrs. Gheering
1 2 01:02:10: LaRae Barton
1 2 01:02:11: Jay and Lloyd Perray
1 2 01:02:12: Gladys Reid and Glea Morgan
1 2 01:02:13: Glea Morgan
1 2 01:02:14: Gladys Reid
1 2 01:02:15: Margaret Peterson, Peterson's cabin in Logan Canyon

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01:03:01:   Church chapel
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01:03:02:   Portrait of Jessie Ault
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01:04:01:   Oliver A. Jenson with a cement mixer and a crew at Center and Main Street, Logan, Utah
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01:04:02:   Christopher Haroldsen and family, Hyrum City, Utah
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01:05:01:   Christian Marinus Peterson posed with an arm around Dr. Olsen
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01:05:02:   Portrait of Christian Marinus Peterson
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01:05:03:   Portrait of Hans Jacob Christiansen (two sides)
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Subjects

    • Personal Names :
    • Christiansen, Hans Jacob, 1848-1923--Photographs.
    • Haroldsen, Christopher--Photographs.
    • Jenson, Oliver A., 1890-1958--Photographs.
    • Peterson, Christian Marinus, 1870-1935--Photographs.
    • Corporate Names :
    • Webster School (Logan, Utah)--Photographs.
    • Subject Terms :
    • Concrete mixers--Utah--Logan--Photographs.
    • Ranch life--Nevada--Photographs.
    • Geographical Names :
    • Logan (Utah)--Photographs.
    • Round Mountain (Nev.)--Photographs.

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