Guide to the John W. Fitzgerald Photograph Collection
1877-1980

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Overview of the Collection

Creator: Fitzgerald, John W. (John William), 1907-1998.
Title: John W. Fitzgerald Photograph Collection.
Dates: 1877-1980 ( inclusive )
Quantity: 1 box (0.5 linear feet)
Collection Number: USU_P0377
Summary: This collection contains photographs collected by John W. Fitzgerald of himself, his father (William Commodore Fitzgerald), his family, co-workers, friends and his grandfather (John Fitzgerald). Also included are images of the Draper Sunday School (where his grandfather was superintendent) and of his siblings. In addition, there is a photo album detailing John W. Fitzgerald’s travels with his friends while in College. There are several group photographs including the Draper Sunday School in 1877, Junior Traffic Patrol School 1953-1954, Draper School Orchestra 1920-1921, and several photos from Morningside Elementary, where he was superintendent. There is also the remnants of a photograph album by John W. Fitzgerald (in folder 7) which includes photographs of Maeser Prep Academy.
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

John Williams Fitzgerald (1907- ) spent the majority of his adult life as a professional educator. He served both as a seminary teacher in the LDS Church, and as a principal in Salt Lake County's Granite School District. He also served professionally as a chaplain in the United States Army during World War II and continued this service with the Utah National Guard until his retirement in 1967. During his adult life Fitzgerald was a student of history and of the society that he lived in. Fitzgerald was active in social issues from the 1960s to the 1980s. He became both an informed and a critical observer of the LDS Church's position on not allowing African-American men into the priesthood. Fitzgerald was excommunicated from the LDS Church in the early 1970s for this criticism.

John W. Fitzgerald is the grandson of John Fitzgerald and Sarah Anne Williams Fitzgerald, among the first pioneers to Utah in 1847. John W. Fitzgerald’s father, William Commodore Fitzgerald also worked for the Draper Sunday School. John W. Fitzgerald attended Maeser Academy in Salt Lake City, Utah in the 1920s and later the University of Utah.

Content Description

This collection contains photographs collected by John W. Fitzgerald of his father (William Commodore Fitzgerald), his family, co-workers, friends and his grandfather (John Fitzgerald). Also included are the images of the Draper Sunday School (where his grandfather was superintendent) and of his siblings. In addition, there is a photo album detailing John W. Fitzgerald’s travels with his friends while in College. There are several group photographs including the Draper Sunday School 1877, Junior Traffic Patrol School 1953-1954, Draper School Orchestra 1920-1921, and several photos from Morningside Elementary, where he was superintendent. The collection also includes a large number of negatives, without matching photographs. There is also the remnants of a photograph album by John W. Fitzgerald (in folder 7) which includes photographs of Maeser Prep Academy and his acquaintances.

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 John W. Fitzgerald photograph collection must be obtained from the Special Collections Photograph Curator and/or the Special Collections Department Head.

Preferred Citation :  

Initial Citation: USU_P0377; John W. Fitzgerald; Photograph Collections Special Collections and Archives. Utah State University Merrill-Cazier Library. Logan, Utah.

Following Citations:USU_P0377, USUSCA.

Administrative Information

Processing Note :  

Processed in January of 2009 by Zechariah Jinks-Fredrick

Acquisition Information :  

Donated by John W. Fitzgerald.

Related Materials :  

For correspondence from John W. Fitzgerald dealing with issues relating to African-Americans in the priesthood, refer to John W. Fitzgerald papers COLL MS 102.


Detailed Description of the Collection

Box
Folder
1 1 01:01:01: John Fitzgerlad and Sarah Anne Williams Fitzgerald 1877-1980
1 1 01:01:02: William Commodore Fitzgerald 1877-1980
1 1 01:01:03: Harold, Anne, and John W. Fitzgerald as children 1877-1980
1 1 01:01:04: John W. Fitzgerald as child 1877-1980
1 1 01:01:05: John W. Fitzgerald and Ethel Edna Enniss Fitzgerald, mother 1877-1980
1 1 01:01:06: Duplicate of 01:01:05 1877-1980
1 1 01:01:07: A. N. Sisam, W.C. Fitzgerald, B. W. McAllister 1877-1980
1 1 01:01:08: John W. and Anne Fitzgerald 1877-1980
1 1 01:01:09: John W., Harold and Anne Fitzgerald 1877-1980
1 1 01:01:10: John W. Fitzgerald in his U.S. Army Chapman’s uniform 1877-1980
1 2 01:02:01: John W. and Anne Fitzgerald, as children 1877-1980
1 1 01:02:02: John W. and Annie Fitzgerald 1915
1 2 01:02:03: Duplicate of 01:02:02 1915
1 2 01:02:04: John W. Fitzgerald, Harold Fitzgerald, Anne Fitzgerald with unidentified sister 1877-1980
1 2 01:02:05: Duplicate of 01:01:05 1877-1980
1 2 01:02:06: John W. Fitzgerald as baby 1877-1980
1 3 Negatives of 01:01:01, 01:01:02, 01:01:03, 01:01:04, 01:01:05, 01:01:07, 01:01:08, 01:01:10, 01:02:02, 01:02:04, and 01:02:06. 01:03:01-08 1877-1980
1 3 01:03:09-10: Images of a camping trip in the mountains, and playing tennis 1877-1980
1 4 01:04:01: John W. Fitzgerald in U.S. Army Chapman’s uniform 1877-1980
1 3 01:04:02: Duplicate of 01:04:01 1877-1980
1 4 01:04:03: Document, "John Fitzgerald 1840-1892, Pioneer of 1847." 1877-1980
1 4 01:04:04: Duplicate of 01:04:03 1877-1980
1 4 01:04:05: Family of John Fitzgerald and Sarah A. Williams Fitzgerald 1884
1 4 01:04:06: Document, list of corresponding names to 1:04:05: John Fitzgerald, Lovina (Lola) in front of father. Sarah A. Williams Fitzgerald holding Chloe Fitzgerald, Mary Ann, Sarah Jane, Laura, Annette (Nettie), Cordelia (Delia), Martha (Mattie), John Perry, and William Commodore Fitzgerald 1877-1980
1 4 01:04:07: John Fitzgerald 1877-1980
1 4 01:04:08: Draper Sunday School about 1877, John Fitzgerald Superintendent 1877
1 4 01:04:09: Duplicate of 1:04:08 1877
1 4 01:04:10: Verso side of 1:04:08, corresponding names: Andrew C Pearson, Chris Hendricksen, John Allen, Andrew Day, Arthus Shires, Bejamin Green, Joe Jensen, Doyle Walker, Ellsworth Allen, Soren Mickelsen, George Garff, James Jensen, Charles B. Stewart, Abia Dunyon, Will Allen, Jackson R. Allen, Andrew Allen, Lida Smith (child), Lauretz Smith, Heber A. Smith, George Terry (son of Mary and Frank Terry), Richard Ballantyne, James Crapo, Zemira Draper, David O. Rideout, Soren Rasmussen, James Price, Will Norris, Charles Crapo, Heber Allen, Mrs. Datie Sanders, Zina Brown, Eliza Orgill, Lizzie Hayes, Harriet Orgill, Annie Pearson, Emma Terry, Matilda Day, Sarah Reed, Issac (Ike) Shipley, Henry Allen Pearson (Commander U.S. Navy), Lafayette Ballard (child), Winfield Scott Ballard, Joseph M. Smith, William M. Stewart (Professor at University of Utah), Peter N. Garff, Hannah Terry, Hannah Vawdrey Burnham, Hettie Burnham, Emma Shipley, Sophrona Rawlins, Eliza Stewart, Aunt Catherine Cottrell Smith, John Fitzgerald (Superintendent Draper Sunday School), Robert Shipley, Chris Sorenson (married Nell Crossgrove brother of Mary Newbob outstanding student at University of Utah), Samuel W. Stewart (Judge), Will Green, Elizabeth Orgill, Cordelia (Delia) Fitzgerald, May Crapo, Nellie Brown, Stena Peterson Rideout, Emily Frances Crapo 1877
1 4 01:04:11: Draper School Orchestra 1920-1921: Joe Day, Garff Fitzgerald, Carol Stay, Harold Fitzgerald, Charles Danyon, John W. Fitzgerald, Walter Beck, Howard Dow, Harold Whetman, Oscar Benson, Glmar Thompson, Nathan Adamson, Revel Smith, Walter Hicks, Ronald Sadler, Griffith Kimball, Patia Hendrickson, Elna Orgill, Jane Farmer, Gloria Fotheringham, Charlette Nielson, Geneva Day, Bernie Crossgrove, J W Peterson (instructor) 1920-1921
1 4 01:04:12: John W. Fitzgerald 1948
1 4 01:04:13-31: John W. Fitzgerald at the farewell reception, Morning Side Elementary School 1973
1 4 01:04:32: Mrs. Rosella Stalk, PTA President and John W. Fitzgerald 1877-1980
1 4 01:04:33: John W. Fitzgerald, Woodstock School 1955
1 4 01:04:34: 6th Grade Jr. Traffic Patrolmen, Woodstock School. Janet Erehson, Betty Gerrard, Charlyn La Jenness, Diane Allred, Teddy Alveries, Sharan Allred, Jocelyn Haltrimmer, Georgia David, Kathy Murray, John W. Fitzgerald, Mike Jensen, Terry Marley, Ben Tamura, Fred Finlinson, Neil Hardman, Mike Hansen 1953-1954
1 4 01:04:35: 6th Grade at Woodstock Elementary School. Warren Brewer, Elizabeth Wise, Sharan Gillian, Susan Allred, Janet Erehson, Betty Gerrard, Georgia Davidson, Charlyn La Jesen, Diane Allred, Kathy Murray, David Smith, Ralph Dulishove, Carol Ann Allred, Lewis Richardson, Ms. F. Carolyn Leggett, Sharon Allred, Jocelyn Haltinnr, Michael Hansen, Leonard Reynolds, Marrion Hess, Lorin Dulishove, Max Parla, Dill Longmore, Teddy Alberice, Mike Jensen, Terry Marley, Ben Tamara, Fred Finlinson, Niel Hardman 1953-1954
1 4 01:04:36: Morning Side School faculty. Deran Minr, Nancy Ener, Beatrice Slack, Julia Le Chemmant, Jacquiline Watkins, Anita Griffin, Lillian A. Fax, Marilyn Lambert, Carol Dols, Ione White, Olive Nielson, Norine Kirk, Helen Shmey, Bernis Hansen, Rosetta Stark, Ruth E. States, Kay Gardner, Sarah Orme, Gay Brandt, Jennie Anderton, Marion Craig, Verra Hutchinson, Bonna Bigelow, Dothy Jones, Artelle A. Rigtrap, Mary R. Hansen, John W. Fitzgerald, E. George Dern, Lester W. Coon, Win Sioam, Eugene W. Price, Harold A. Brooks, Joseph E. Beard, Wifford S. Worthington 1958-1959
1 5 01:05:01: James A. Hardman and Ross Eslealsen, 20, February 1953 1953
1 5 01:05:02: Utah Scientific Research Center 20, February 1923, Foundation President Dr. E.G. Peterson (USAC President), Dr. Louis L. Madsen 1923
1 5 01:05:03: Utah Scientific Research Foundation machine shop, James A. Hardman, 20, February 1953 1953
1 5 01:05:04: Utah Scientific Research Foundation building looking south over Providence, Utah 1877-1980
1 5 01:05:05: Man with initials S.W. 1877-1980
1 5 01:05:06: Draper Amusement Company, theatrical production 1900
1 5 01:05:07: Street Parade in front of Logan Temple with N.W. Crookston oxen team 1910
1 5 01:05:08: Executive officers of American Colleges, appear together on the occasion of annual ROTC unit inspection, Aberdeen Proving Grounds, E.G. Peterson in the image 1953
1 5 01:05:09: Utah State Students in ROTC Training Aberdeen Proving Grounds, Maryland Summer 1955. Ace Pry, Herbert E Broughton, Uan L. Haymi, Del R. Campbell, Elemer J Hagbirth, Frank W. Dallon, Dill K. Allen, Onus H. Dougherty, Sheldon M. Eppich, Thiel King, Paul West, Sidney Roskelly, Joseph H. Nellson, Lio L. Perkes, Major Donald G. Leeper (Maryland Corps), E.G. Peterson 1955
1 5 01:05:10: Utah Scientific Research Foundation Building. Dr. E.G. Peterson, Dr. Louis Madson, Ross Eskelson, James A. Hardman 1877-1980
1 5 01:05:11-14: Utah National Guard 1877-1980
1 6 01:06:01: Oscar Crookston with Cannon 1877-1980
1 6 01:06:02-04: Oscar Crookston with Net, Eva, and mother Alice 1877-1980
1 6 01:06:05: Cannons/field artillery 1906
1 6 01:06:06: Oscar Crookston 1877-1980
1 6 01:06:07: Oscar Crookston inspection day 1877-1980
1 6 01:06:08: Oscar Crookston with horses 1877-1980
1 6 01:06:09: Oxen trained by Nicholas W. Crookston and Mike Lars 1877-1980
1 6 01:06:10-21: N.O. Crookston, Pocatello, Idaho, Highway Construction, Road Construction 1920
1 6 01:06:22-29: Caldwell Road Construction 1929
1 7 01:07:01-04: Unknown Acquaintances of Fitzgerald 1877-1980
1 7 01:07:05: "Pals and Cousins." 1928
1 7 01:07:06: Marlinn E. Newbold 1929
1 7 01:07:07: Fitzgerald and unidentified woman 1877-1980
1 7 01:07:08: John W. Fitzgerald, College Hill 1928
1 7 01:07:09: "Some of the Old Gang, 1929" 1929
1 7 01:07:10: Bruce and Ross 1929
1 7 01:07:11: "Moving - Mar. 18, 1929" 1929
1 7 01:07:12: Guy Richie, Arizona 1877-1980
1 7 01:07:13: Lavern 1877-1980
1 7 01:07:14: Marlin 1877-1980
1 7 01:07:15: Fitzgerald 1926
1 7 01:07:16: Floyd 1877-1980
1 7 01:06:17-20: Acquaintances and road trips during college days 1877-1980
1 7 01:07:21: "After the Cross Country Run - April 4, 1929." Fitzgerald and other man 1929
1 7 01:07:22: Maeser Academy acquaintances 1877-1980
1 7 01:07:23: "After the Cross Country Run - April 4, 1929." Fitzgerald and other man 1929
1 7 01:07:24-25: Maeser Academy 1877-1980
1 7 01:07:26-31: Fitzgerald and friend on road trip 1877-1980
1 7 01:07:32: Taney Bently 1877-1980
1 7 01:07:33: Basil and Loren Shausen 1877-1980
1 7 01:07:34: Maeser Hill 1929
1 7 01:07:35-36: College and school days 1877-1980
1 7 01:07:37: Two small children 1910
1 7 01:07:38-45: Photographs from Fitzgerald's travels 1877-1980
1 7 01:07:46: East Jordan School Lesser Priesthood Symphony Orchestra, 1 April, 1934 1934
1 8 01:08:01: Postcard of Park School, Drape, Utah 1909
1 8 01:08:02: Real-photo postcard of two unidentified little girls 1877-1980

Subjects

    • Personal Names :
    • Fitzgerald, John W. (John William), 1907-1998--Photographs.
    • Family Names :
    • Fitzgerald family--Photographs.
    • Corporate Names :
    • Maeser Academy (Salt Lake City, Utah)--Photographs.
    • Corporate Names :
    • Utah Scientific Research Foundation--Buildings--Photographs.
    • Subject Terms :
    • Schools--Utah--Photographs.

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