Guide to the Utah State University student activity photographs,
1960-1970

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Overview of the Collection

Creator: Utah State University. Glen L. Taggart Student Center.
Title: Utah State University student activity photographs
Dates: 1960-1970 ( inclusive )
1962-1966 ( bulk )
Quantity: 2 boxes (1.0 linear ft. )
Collection Number: USU_P0312
Summary: 398 black and white photographs, depicting a wide variety of student activities on the university campus and in the city of Logan, Utah. Most of the photographs were taken in and around the Student Union (later named the Taggart Student Center). Photographs include various student-sponsored dances (including student committees and advertisements), talent contests and other student musical and theatrical performances, homecoming activities, art exhibits, international student displays, winter carnival, and publicity photos of various professional acts who performed on campus. The publicity photographs represent a wide range of talent of the era, including recording artist and Broadway actor Josh White, Jr., folk singers Bob Gibson and Ruan Mackinnon, comedian and civil rights activist Dick Gregory, jazz pianist Vince Guaradi, and modern dance artist Barry Lynn.
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

Content Description

The Utah State University Student Activity Photograph collection consists of 398 photographs, depicting a wide variety of student activities on the university campus and in the city of Logan, Utah. Most of the photographs were taken in and around the Student Union (later named the Taggart Student Center). Photographs include various student-sponsored dances (including student committees and advertisements), talent contests and other student musical and theatrical performances, homecoming activities, art exhibits, international student displays, winter carnival, and publicity photos of various professional acts who performed on campus. The publicity photographs represent a wide range of talent of the era, including recording artist and Broadway actor Josh White, Jr., folk singers Bob Gibson and Ruan Mackinnon, comedian and civil rights activist Dick Gregory, jazz pianist Vince Guaradi, and modern dance artist Barry Lynn.

Nearly all the people in the student photos are unidentified. The publicity photos for professional artists are all grouped together, representing the entire period. Care should be taken not to violate copyright with these images. There are a number of duplicates scattered throughout the collection.

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 Utah State University student activity photographs must be obtained from the Special Collections Photograph Curator and/or the Special Collections Department Head.

Preferred Citation :  

Utah State University student activity photographs, 1960-1970. (P0312). Utah State University. Special Collections & Archives Department.

Administrative Information

Arrangement :

The collection is roughly chronological, though the year a particular photograph was taken can only be inferred by dates given in advertisements in a few of the photographs associated with that particular event. For example, several photographs of a dance with Christmas decorations evident in the photograph are filed (presumably in original order) with a photograph of the advertisement for that dance. Those dates range from 1962 to 1966, based on dates evident in several photographs. Other photographs, such as talent show winners and international student displays, are grouped by like activities and few clues are provided as to the date they were taken.

Acquisition Information :  

The donor and manuscript collections files and the accessions database in the Utah State University Archive do not contain donor information regarding this collection. It is likely that the collection was delivered as a single unit directly to the archive from the student activities office in the Taggart Student Center.

Processing Note :  

Register completed by Col. Jeffery Bateman, December 2004


Detailed Description of the Collection

Box
1 1:001: Christmas Ball table ornament
1 1:002: Student dancing
1 1:003: Student play
1 1:004: Formal dinner
1 1:005: Dance with Polynesian motif
1 1:006: Students at dance
1 1:007: Formal dance
1 1:008: Dinner/dance
1 1:009: Dancing
1 1:010: Decorations Committee
1 1:011: Couples dancing at Christmas Ball
1 1:012: Students hold ad for Dick Gregory Show
1 1:013: Fraternity students at outdoor dance
1 1:014: Outdoor dance
1 1:015: Christmas Ball
1 1:016: Outdoor dance in swim attire
1 1:017: Dance in Student Union Building
1 1:018: Students dance on stage
1 1:019: Dancing
1 1:020: Dinner
1 1:021: Casual attire dance
1 1:022: Halloween dance
1 1:023: Student with Woody Herman advertisement
1 1:024: Event near fabricated fountain
1 1:025: Formal dance
1 1:026: Students dance, one wearing "Sig Ep" shirt
1 1:027: Decorations Committee
1 1:028: Polynesian style dance
1 1:029: Older people dancing. Faculty?
1 1:030: Students at dinner
1 1:031: Students in "flapper" costumes
1 1:032: Students wearing leis
1 1:033: Students entering dance
1 1:034: Decorations Committee
1 1:035: Decorations Committee
1 1:036: The Bellsbury Men singing group. Autographed
1 1:037: Dancing
1 1:038: Dancing on stage
1 1:039: Dancing on stage
1 1:040: Dancing on stage
1 1:041: Entering dance
1 1:042: Christmas Ball
1 1:043: USU Stage Band
1 1:044: Max Horath Advertisement
1 1:045: Costume dance
1 1:046: Dance
1 1:047: Dinner
1 1:048: Dance
1 1:049: Dance
1 1:050: Students decorating
1 1:051: Students pose in gangster/moll cutout
1 1:052: Students watch dance contest outside student union
1 1:053: Dance
1 1:054: Keith Jensen Band
1 1:055: Students look at decorations
1 1:056: Dance
1 1:057: Dance
1 1:058: Dance with USU Band
1 1:059: King and Queen at dance
1 1:060: African-American singers
1 1:061: Club Starlight Dinner/Dance advertisement
1 1:062: Congo line at dance
1 1:063: Dance
1 1:064: Dance
1 1:065: Dance
1 1:066: Dinner
1 1:067: Dance
1 1:068: Dance
1 1:069: Outdoor dance on stage
1 1:070: Outdoor dance on stage
1 1:071: Outdoor dance on stage
1 1:072: Christmas dance
1 1:073: Dance
1 1:074: Outdoor dance near student union
1 1:075: Band at dance
1 1:076: Dancing on stage
1 1:077: Outdoor dance
1 1:078: Casual dance
1 1:079: Circle of students at dance
1 1:080: Dance
1 1:081: Band at dance
1 1:082: Dance
1 1:083: Band
1 1:084: Dance
1 1:085: Macomo Dance advertisement
1 1:086: Keith Jenson Band
1 1:087: Woman at microphone at dance
1 1:088: Soloist, Keith Jenson Band
1 1:089: Outdoor dance
1 1:090: Dance
1 1:091: Female Beauty contestants
1 1:092: Female Beauty contestants
1 1:093: Female Beauty contestants
1 1:094: Female Beauty contestants
1 1:095: Festival of Creativity advertisement
1 1:096: String quartet
1 1:097: Concert soloist
1 1:098: USU Student Government
1 1:099: USU Band
1 1:100: Decorations Committee
1 1:101: Student Government
1 1:102: Women in formal dress
1 1:103: USU Cheerleaders
1 1:104: USU Cheerleaders
1 1:105: USU Cheerleaders with men
1 1:106: USU Cheerleaders with men
1 1:107: USU Cheerleaders at rally
1 1:108:: USU Cheerleaders at rally
1 1:109: Beauty contestants
1 1:110: Beauty contestants
1 1:111: Students in international lounge
1 1:112: Students sleeping in lounge
1 1:113: Student in lounge
1 1:114: Women at Coke machine
1 1:115: .Men at Pepsi machine
1 1:116: Students in lounge
1 1:117: Women in buffet line
1 1:118: Empty lounge
1 1:119: Carnival event
1 1:120: Student drinking milk
1 1:121: Students preparing invitations
1 1:122: Women in bridal dress
1 1:123: Student at Pepsi machine
1 1:124: Man bowling
1 1:125: Student at candy machine
1 1:126: "Baby Derby" 1963 sign with two infants
1 1:127: Three women with "Baby Derby" 1964 sign
1 1:128: Man sitting in chair
1 1:129: Students in lounge
1 1:130: Students in lounge
1 1:131: Students in lounge
1 1:132: Students in lounge
1 1:133: Flag display - "Empires of Friendship"
1 1:134: Model of USU Campus
1 1:135: Student buying milk
1 1:136: Student holding fraternity sign
1 1:137: Woman showing child a television
1 1:138: Student on couch
1 1:139: Woman at booth
1 1:140: Women (USU Sponsor Corps) at Pepsi machine
1 1:141: Women at Coke machine
1 1:142: Women at Coke machine
2 2:001: Man presenting trophy
2 2:002: Man presenting trophy
2 2:003: Woman playing piano
2 2:004: Woman receiving trophy
2 2:005: Music contestants with trophies
2 2:006: Woman singing
2 2:007: Woman singing
2 2:008: Woman singing
2 2:009: Couple singing
2 2:010: Woman with guitar
2 2:011: USU Choir - 1966.
2 2:012: Two men playing guitar
2 2:013: Two women holding talent trophies
2 2:014: Two women holding talent trophies
2 2:015: Musical ensemble with string instruments
2 2:016: Musical group
2 2:017: Man in mask at microphone in student union
2 2:018: Woman with guitar
2 2:019: Woman singing at piano
2 2:020: Woman singing at piano
2 2:021: Four women singing
2 2:022: Three trumpet players with piano
2 2:023: Contestants with trophies
2 2:025: Man wearing mask
2 2:026: Woman in flapper costume
2 2:027: Woman singing with piano accompanist
2 2:028: Three women singing
2 2:029: Women singing with band
2 2:030: Contestants with trophy
2 2:031: Man playing violin
2 2:032: Man playing piano
2 2:033: Two women singing with guitars
2 2:034: Contestants with trophies
2 2:035: Woman playing guitar
2 2:036: Woman playing piano
2 2:037: Three woman contestants
2 2:038: Two women singing on stage
2 2:039: Man and woman on stage
2 2:040: People singing around piano
2 2:041: Contestants receiving trophy
2 2:042: People singing around piano
2 2:043: Pianist with trophy
2 2:044: Band performs on stage
2 2:045: People perform on stage
2 2:046: Contestants with awards
2 2:047: Woman with guitar
2 2:048: Woman with trophy
2 2:049: Woman with trophy
2 2:050: Singing group with guitars
2 2:051: Singing group with guitars
2 2:052: Woman playing piano
2 2:053: Man holding trumpet
2 2:054: Band
2 2:055: Choir with "W" on robes
2 2:056: Men's choir
2 2:057: Two women on piano
2 2:058: Dancer Barry Lynn in costume
2 2:059: Ragtime band
2 2:060: Two guitar players with students
2 2:061: Four women with dresses and white gloves
2 2:062: Piano player
2 2:063: Piano player
2 2:064: Woman on piano
2 2:065: String band
2 2:066: Three women singers with man on bongo drum
2 2:067: Man playing guitar
2 2:068: Man and woman with trophies
2 2:069: Two women in front of talent show display
2 2:070: Barbershop quartet
2 2:071: Woman with trophy
2 2:072: Six students with stereo
2 2:073: Talent show contestants
2 2:074: Woman in sailor costume
2 2:075: Group at talent show
2 2:076: Two women with trophy
2 2:077: Woman at piano with trophy
2 2:078: Group at talent show
2 2:079: Woman receiving trophy
2 2:080: Women singing to other students with guitar
2 2:081: Band with electric guitars
2 2:082: Quartet with guitars and banjo
2 2:083: Woman singing to student with guitar
2 2:084: Student playing guitar for other students
2 2:085: Students stand near trophies
2 2:086: Four piece male band with flutist
2 2:087: Four women with plaques and certificates
2 2:088: Two men playing drum sets
2 2:089: Two women with plaques
2 2:090: Woman with microphone holding plaque
2 2:091: Choral group photo
2 2:092: Woman dancing
2 2:093: Woman playing xylophone
2 2:094: Ragtime quartet
2 2:095: Two men on drums
2 2:096: Three men, one seated
2 2:097: International student displays
2 2:098: George Dibble painting advertisement
2 2:099: Iranian Students Association display
2 2:100: Art Display
2 2:101: United Nations display
2 2:102: Woman painting with two observers
2 2:103: Middle-Eastern cultural display
2 2:104: Three women hold painting of woman
2 2:105: Women display various art pieces
2 2:106: Sand-Art demonstration
2 2:107: Beaver Mountain Resort advertisement
2 2:108: International student displays
2 2:109: Bicycle Club display
2 2:110: Canada display
2 2:111: Students hang artwork
2 2:112: Women sit along wall
2 2:113: USU Mountaineers display
2 2:114: Two men look at artwork
2 2:115: Two men look at artwork
2 2:116: Two men look at artwork
2 2:117: Student Center display cases
2 2:118: Woman setting up displays
2 2:119: International Student displays
2 2:120: Students hand artwork
2 2:121: Oriental tapestry on door
2 2:122: Woman posing against display case
2 2:123: Pottery display
2 2:124: Woman looking at display
2 2:125: Students looking at jewelry display
2 2:126: Middle-Eastern display
2 2:127: Middle-Eastern display
2 2:128: Woman setting up display
2 2:129: Wooden shoe display
2 2:130: Pottery display
2 2:131: Middle-Eastern display
2 2:132: LBJ/JFK display
2 2:133: Student looking at jewelry display
2 2:134: Middle-Eastern display
2 2:135: Photo of painting
2 2:136: Weaving display
2 2:137: Oriental scene photo
2 2:138: Woman holding dress design
2 2:139: Empires of Friendship flag display
2 2:140: Pottery display
2 2:141: Woman holding Norman Rockwell print
2 2:142: Students looking at artwork
2 2:143: Displays
2 2:144: Art contest winners
2 2:145: Fluoride intake study results
2 2:146: Middle-Eastern display
2 2:147: Female beauty pageant contestants
2 2:148: Female swimsuit competition contestants
2 2:149: Female swimsuit competition contestants
2 2:150: Female beauty pageant contestants
2 2:151: Female swimsuit competitor
2 2:152: Women pose near plants
2 2:153: Female swimsuit competitors
2 2:154: Woman in ball gowns
2 2:155: Female swimsuit competitor
2 2:156: Men make snow structure on USU Quadrangle (probably part of winter carnival)
2 2:157: Women make snow structures
2 2:158: Men make snow structures
2 2:159: Men make snow structures
2 2:160: Men make snow structures
2 2:161: Women make snow structures
2 2:162: Men make snow structures
2 2:163: Men make snow structures
2 2:164: Men make snow structures
2 2:165: Juggler on quadrangle
2 2:166: Man riding sled
2 2:167: Student holding event sign
2 2:168: Calendar of student activities
2 2:169: Man speaking to students
2 2:170: Men with cake
2 2:171: Men with cake
2 2:172: Man trying to skip rope
2 2:173: Students with Valentine's Day cakes
2 2:174: Students playing game on floor
2 2:175: Students playing game on floor
2 2:176: Pie-eating contest
2 2:177: Students pose with pirate cut-out
2 2:178: Students pose with Donkey cut-out
2 2:179: Stuffed animal display
2 2:180: Santa with children
2 2:181: Santa with children
2 2:181: Santa with children
2 2:182: Santa with children
2 2:183: Santa with children
2 2:184: Santa with children. 2.185. Santa with children
2 2:186: Students with cake on Student Union Birthday
2 2:187: Cake Contest
2 2:188: Cake Contest
2 2:189: Cake Contest
2 2:190: Cake Contest
2 2:191: Cake Contest
2 2:192: Cake Contest
2 2:193: Cake Contest
2 2:194: Cake Contest
2 2:195: Cake Contest
2 2:196: Student Union Cake Contest
2 2:197: Cake Contest
2 2:198: Dick Gregory
2 2:199: Dick Gregory
2 2:200: Vince Guaraldi
2 2:201: Students holding Jimmy Dorsey album
2 2:202: Dick Gregory
2 2:203: Dick Gregory
2 2:204:: Vince Guaraldi
2 2:205: String trio
2 2:206: Barry Lynn
2 2:207: Margie McCoy
2 2:208: Dick Gregory in Uncle Sam costume
2 2:209: Margie McCoy
2 2:210: Woman singing
2 2:211: Ragtime band
2 2:212: Raun Mackinnon
2 2:213: Josh White, Jr
2 2:214: Barry Lynn
2 2:215: Margie McCoy
2 2:216: Vince Guaraldi
2 2:217: Vince Guaraldi
2 2:218: Ragtime singer
2 2:219: Ragtime singer
2 2:220: Bob Gibson
2 2:221: USU Homecoming advertisement 1965.
2 2:222: USU Homecoming Float with princesses
2 2:223: USU Homecoming Float with princesses
2 2:224: USU Homecoming Float with princesses
2 2:225: USU Homecoming Float with princesses
2 2:225: USU Homecoming Float with princesses
2 2:226: USU Homecoming Float with princesses
2 2:227: USU Homecoming Float with princesses
2 2:228: USU Homecoming Float with princesses
2 2:229: USU Homecoming Float with princesses
2 2:230: USU Homecoming Float with princesses
2 2:231: USU Homecoming Float with princesses
2 2:232: USU Homecoming Float with princesses
2 2:233: USU Homecoming Float with princesses
2 2:234: USU Homecoming Float with princesses
2 2:235: USU Homecoming Float with princesses
2 2:236: USU Homecoming Float with princesses
2 2:237: USU Homecoming Float with princesses
2 2:238: Polynesian theme float
2 2:239: Princess riding in convertible
2 2:240: Greek theme float
2 2:241: Mountain man theme float
2 2:242: Old cars on Main Street in Logan
2 2:243: Old cars on Main Street in Logan
2 2:244: Old cars on Main Street in Logan
2 2:245: Students working on float
2 2:246: Students working on float
2 2:247: Homecoming trophies
2 2:248: Homecoming display
2 2:249: Homecoming display
2 2:250: Homecoming display
2 2:251: Sounds for Progress display
2 2:252: Alumni reception
2 2:253: Alumni reception
2 2:254: Alumni reception
2 2:255: Homecoming royalty
2 2:256: Student holding "Dimension" sign

Subjects

    • Corporate Names :
    • Utah State University. Glen L. Taggart Student Center--Photographs.
    • Utah State University. Office of International Students and Scholars--Exhibitions.
    • Utah State University. Student Activity Board.  ( contributor)
    • Utah State University--Exhibitions.
    • Utah State University--Students--Photographs.
    • Subject Terms :
    • Art--Logan--Utah--Exhibitions.
    • College musicals--Logan--Utah--Photographs.
    • Concerts--Logan--Utah--Photographs.
    • Dance parties--Logan--Utah--Photographs.
    • Parades--Logan--Utah--Photographs.
    • School contests--Logan--Utah--Photographs.
    • Student activities--Utah--Logan--Photographs.
    • Student unions--Utah--Logan--Photographs.

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