Guide to the Joel E. Fletcher Photograph Collection
1935-1965

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Overview of the Collection

Creator: Fletcher, Joel Eugene
Title: Joel E. Fletcher Photograph Collection
Dates: 1935-1965 ( inclusive )
Quantity: 3 boxes (1.5 linear feet)
Collection Number: USU_P0380
Summary: The Joel E. Fletcher Photograph Collection consists of images of experiments and equipment from the United States Department of Agriculture. Most of the photos are from Arizona including Graham Mountains, Black Canyon, Gila, Tuscon, and Safford, as well as 23 aerial views of Page Ranch. These images appear to have been taken by Darwin Anderson.
Repository: Utah State University.
Merrill-Cazier Library.Special Collections and ArchivesPhotograph Collections

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

Joel E. Fletcher was born January 7, 1911 in Logan, Utah. Fletcher was a Professor of Hydrology at Utah State University and conducted scientific studies for the United States Department of Agriculture. He married Florence Hirst Bickmore on October 12, 1934.

Content Description

The Joel E. Fletcher Photograph Collection consists of 377 images of agricultural experiments and equipment from the United States Department of Agriculture. Most of the photos are from Arizona including the Graham Mountains, Black Canyon, Gila, Tuscon, and Safford, as well as 23 aerial views of Page Ranch. These images appear to have been taken by Darwin Anderson.

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 Joel E. Fletcher Photograph Collection must be obtained from the Special Collections Photograph Curator and/or the Special Collections Department Head.

Preferred Citation :  

Initial Citation: USU_P0380; Joel E. Fletcher Photograph Collection; Photograph Collections Special Collections and Archives. Utah State University Merrill-Cazier Library. Logan, Utah.

Following Citations:USU_P0380, USUSCA.

Administrative Information

Processing Note :  

Processed in June of 2011

Acquisition Information :  

The materials in the collection were donated by Joel E. Fletcher in 2002.


Detailed Description of the Collection

Box
Folder
Box 1 Folder 1 1:01:01-13: 5x7 color transparencies. Page Ranch, Arizona Nov. 7, 1941. Aerial views 1941
Box 1 Folder 1 1:01:14-37: 5x7 black and white prints. Page Ranch, Arizona Nov 7, 1941 Aerial views 1941
Box 1 Folder 1 1:01:38: 5x7 black and white print. "Rugged slopes of Graham Mts., with yellow pine and Douglas fir forest. Soils are podzolic." 1935-1965
Box 1 Folder 1 1:01:39: 5x7 black and white print. "View of high portion of Graham mts., Graham CO., Arizona showing open mountain parks with grass cover in foreground. These parks contain prarie-like soils." 1935-1965
Box 1 Folder 1 1:01:40: 5x7 black and white print. "Another view of San Simon Valley near Tanque. Graham mts., in background" 1935-1965
Box 1 Folder 1 1:01:41: 5x7 black and white print. "Portion of San Simon Valley, Arizona adjacent to Graham mts., near Artesia, Ariz. Vegitation is desert shrub. Soils are reddish brown red desert soils" 1935-1965
Box 1 Folder 1 1:01:43: 5x7 black and white print. "Lower foothills of Graham Mts. Sparse oak and juniper and grass vegitation. Shantung brown soil." 1935-1965
Box 1 Folder 1 1:01:44-55: 5x7 black and white print. Black Canyon, Arizona 1935
Box 1 Folder 1 1:01:56-68: 5x7 black and white print. Safford, Arizona 1935
Box 1 Folder 1 1:01:69-72: 5x7 black and white negative. Plants on a dirt road 1935-1965
Box 1 Folder 1 1:01:73: 5x7 black and white negative. Two men and a listening device with plants 1935-1965
Box 1 Folder 1 1:01:74: 5x7 black and white negative. Two men measuring in buckets in a field
Box 1 Folder 1 1:01:75-76: 5x7 black and white negative. Plants and a dirt road 1935-1965
Box 1 Folder 1 1:01:77-80: 5x7 black and white negative. Fields 1935-1965
Box 1 Folder 1 1:01:81: 5x7 black and white print. Close-up of many flowers 1935-1965
Box 1 Folder 1 1:01:82: 5x7 black and white print. Fenced-in cylindar in desert 1935-1965
Box 1 Folder 1 1:01:83-85: 5x7 black and white print. Hat next to measuring stick 1935-1965
Box 1 Folder 1 1:01:86: 5x7 black and white print. Man standing among plants and cacti 1935-1965
Box 1 Folder 1 1:01:87: 5x7 black and white print. Landscape view 1935-1965
Box 1 Folder 1 1:01:88: 5x7 black and white print. Field in front of mountains 1935-1965
Box 1 Folder 1 1:01:89: 5x7 black and white print. Measuring stick between plants 1935-1965
Box 1 Folder 1 1:01:90: 5x7 black and white print. Small cacti 1935-1965
Box 1 Folder 1 1:01:91-93: 5x7 black and white print. Men standing next to different desert plants 1935-1965
Box 1 Folder 1 1:01:94-96: 5x7 black and white print. Measuring stick against cracked dirt 1935-1965
Box 1 Folder 1 1:01:97: 5x7 black and white print. Desert plant 1935-1965
Box 1 Folder 1 1:01:98-100: 5x7 black and white print. Measuring stick against cracked dirt 1935-1965
Box 1 Folder 1 1:01:101-103: 5x7 black and white print. Agricultural Fields 1935-1965
Box 1 Folder 1 1:01:104-110: 5x7 black and white print. Desert plants in fields 1935-1965
Box 1 Folder 1 1:01:111: 5x7 black and white print. Pool of water in the desert 1935-1965
Box 1 Folder 1 1:01:112: 5x7 black and white print. Growth of desert plants 1935-1965
Box 1 Folder 1 1:01:113: 5x7 black and white negative. Dirt Road 1935-1965
Box 1 Folder 1 1:01:114: 5x7 black and white negative. Desert plant 1935-1965
Box 1 Folder 1 1:01:115: 5x7 black and white negative. Field with trees 1935-1965
Box 1 Folder 1 1:01:116: 5x7 black and white negative. Agricultural Field 1935-1965
Box 1 Folder 1 1:01:117: 5x7 black and white negative. Growth on dirt road 1935-1965
Box 1 Folder 1 1:01:118: 5x7 black and white negative. Pen lying on soil 1935-1965
Box 1 Folder 1 1:01:119: 5x7 black and white negative. Man holding small stick in front of field 1935-1965
Box 1 Folder 1 1:01:120-139: Microfiche. Institutional Aspects of Water Resources Development. A bibliography 1935-1965
Box 2 2:01: 4x5 black and white print. Gila, Arizona Oct. 27, 1937. "Research. Stand of chamiso secured in rabbit proof enclosure which was fenced which was fenced and seeded in March, 1934" 1937
Box 2 2:01: 4x5 black and white print. Gila, Arizona Oct. 27, 1937. "Research. " 1937
Box 2 2:02: 4x5 black and white print. Gila, Arizona Oct. 27, 1937. "Research. Panicum antidotale growing along face of dyke west side of Freeman plot—making a few seed heads—germinated a little over 1 month ago" 1937
Box 2 2:03: 4x5 black and white print. Gila, Arizona Oct. 27, 1937. "Research. View of Freeman plot looking north from west point of diversion dam. Note good vegetative growth" 1937
Box 2 2:04: 4x5 black and white print. Gila, Arizona Oct. 27, 1937. "Research. This photo shows area above diversion dam where water came out over banks of wash due to silting of the channel" 1937
Box 2 2:05: 4x5 black and white print. Gila, Arizona Oct. 27, 1937. "Research. This photo shows dense growth of Eragrostis lehmanniana growing in Lone Star plot 14A. This grass is spreading in this plot" 1937
Box 2 2:06: 4x5 black and white print. Gila, Arizona Oct. 27, 1937. "Research. This is a repeat photo of G.R. 336 shows chamiso in lower Duncan plot G.R-336 taken 10/27/37" 1937
Box 2 2:07: 4x5 black and white print. Gila, Arizona Oct. 27, 1937. "Research. This is a repeat photo of Ariz. 2871. Note large Creosote bush in center of photo" 1937
Box 2 2:08: 4x5 black and white print. Gila, Arizona Oct. 27, 1937. "Research. Repeat photo of Ariz. 2873 taken from iron stake on knoll west of plot. Note watertower in back ground" 1937
Box 2 2:09: 4x5 black and white print. Gila, Arizona Oct. 27, 1937. "Research. Repeat of Ariz. 2872. Note large dyke with rip-rap in foreground" 1937
Box 2 2:10: 4x5 black and white print. Gila, Arizona Oct. 27, 1937. "Research. Repeat photo of Ariz. 2874. Taken from ridge on west of plot. Photo taken from iron stake looking south. Note Graham Mts. In background" 1937
Box 2 2:11: 4x5 black and white print. Gila, Arizona Oct. 27, 1937. "Research. Repeat of Ariz. 2875. Taken from iron stake looking east" 1937
Box 2 2:12: 4x5 black and white print. Gila, Arizona Oct. 27, 1937. "Research. Repeat of Ariz. 2876 looking N.E.. Note rodent plot in back ground" 1937
Box 2 2:13: 4x5 black and white print. Gila, Arizona Oct. 27, 1937. "Research. Repeat of Ariz. 2877. Taken from a point 15 ft. north of stake looking almost directly north. Dyke with brush facing in background" 1937
Box 2 2:14: 4x5 black and white print. Gila, Arizona Oct. 27, 1937. "Research. This is a repeat photo of Ariz. 2869. Note raingage in background. Taken from knoll on west side of plot" 1937
Box 2 2:15: 4x5 black and white print. Gila, Arizona Oct. 27, 1937. "Research. This is a repeat photo of Arizona 2870. View of Freeman Plot showing structures. Note dyke in center. Taken from knoll west side of plot" 1937
Box 2 2:16: 4x5 black and white print. Gila, Arizona Oct. 27, 1937. "Research. This photo shows wonderful growth of grass on Pages ranch which has been subject to water conservation methods and controlled growing for the past 17 years" 1937
Box 2 2:17: 4x5 black and white print. Gila, Arizona Oct. 27, 1937. "Research. This photo shows view of fence line founding pages ranch. Note heavy growth of grass within fence" 1937
Box 2 2:18: 4x5 black and white print. Gila, Arizona Oct. 27, 1937. "Research. This shows view of diversion furrow leading into Page’s ranch. Note heavy growth of grass in back-ground" 1937
Box 2 2:19: 4x5 black and white print. Gila, Arizona Oct. 27, 1937. "Research. This photo shows an outside plot. The vegetation consists largely of 6 weeks grown and [illegible]" 1937
Box 2 2:20: 4x5 black and white print. Gila, Arizona Oct. 27, 1937. "Research. This shows plot 9 outside, from which the vegetation has been removed" 1937
Box 2 2:21: 4x5 black and white print. Gila, Arizona Oct. 27, 1937. "Research. This shows plot 2 inside with a good cover of Block growth and [illegible]" 1937
Box 2 2:22-92: 4x5 black and white print. Unidentified desert vegetation 1935-1965
Box 2 2:93-96: Misc. research photos with negatives. 02:94 and 02:95 see cold storage box 63 1935-1965
Box 2 2:97-108: Misc. research photos and negatives, stamped by the Soil Conservation Service of New Mexico 1935-1965
Box 2 2:109-113: Misc. unidentified nitrate negatives, see cold storage box 63 1935-1965
Box 2 2:114-137: Misc. glass slides depicting research photos, charts, and graphs 1935-1965
Box 2 2:138-145: Misc. research photos w/descriptions enclosed in Polaroid Land Pictures book entitled "July – Aug 1960" 1960
Box 2 2:146-157: Misc. research photos of snow machines w/descriptions enclosed in Polaroid Land Pictures book entitled "Sno Vehicle Tests 1960" 1960
Box 2 2:158-168: Misc. research photos w/descriptions enclosed in Polaroid Land Pictures book entitled "Construction of Flume No. 37A" 1960
Box 2 2:169-2:173: Misc. research photos w/descriptions enclosed in Polaroid Land Pictures book 1960
Box 2 2:174-2:181: Misc. research photos w/descriptions enclosed in Polaroid Land Pictures book 1960
Box 3 Folder 1 03:01:01-03:01:02: Hydrolic telemetering work conducted at Utah State University 1935-1965
Box 3 Folder 1 03:01:03: "Water content of snow, 'snow pillows', and total precipitation--can installed in cooperation with the SCS at Garden City Summit, Utah. Radio telemetering equipment for the catch-ment device is located in the shed at the left." 1935-1965
Box 3 Folder 1 03:01:04-19: Hydrolic telemetering work conducted at Utah State University 1935-1965
Box 3 Folder 1 03:01:20: August 30, 1962 Idaho Daily Statesman clipping, "Experimental Watershed Seen Rain Data Source." 1935-1965
Box 3 Folder 1 03:01:21: "View of remote total-precipitation catchment and transducer system." 1935-1965
Box 3 Folder 1 03:01:22-28: Hydrolic telemetering work conducted at Utah State University 1935-1965
Box 3 Folder 1 03:01:29: "Field test communications equipment to be used for conductiong two-way communication tests in Mountainous terrain." 1935-1965
Box 3 Folder 1 03:01:30: "Remote telemetering electronic prototypes developed at Utah State University. 1. Remote transmitter. 2. mountaintop relay, electronic reciever and transmiter. 3. Six channel breadboard logic circuit for selective interrogation" 1935-1965
Box 3 Folder 1 03:01:31: "Unique automatic tracking filter used for 'zero error' readout of telemetering data. The tracking fliter can capture and track weak signals in presence of high receiver hase levels" 1935-1965
Box 3 Folder 2 03:02:01: Dec. 7, 1965 "Official Photograph United States Department of the Interior Bureau of Reclamation Colorado River Storage Project Glen Canyon Unit Page, Arizona" 1965
Box 3 Folder 2 03:02:02: "Negative #4. View of Lehmann’s Lovegrass growing in rows. Chas. Beach Ranch 25 miles SE Tucson. Planted with eccentric disk and cultipacker-seeder. May 1948" 1948
Box 3 Folder 2 03:02:03: "Negative #5. Lovegrass growing at Beach Ranch. 25 miles SE of Tucson. Planted with eccentric disk and cultipacker-seeder combination in May 1948" 1948
Box 3 Folder 2 03:02:04: "Froelich Ranch Neg. #9 Close-up of Lehmann Lovegrass seedling growing in rows in strip plants with eccentric disk cultipacker-seeder combination on F. Froelich Ranch, N. of Wilcox, Ariz. Planted April 1948" 1948
Box 3 Folder 2 03:02:05: Sep. 1947. "Page-Trowbridge Ranch. Strip of Lehmann Lovegrass seeded through furrowed with eccentric disk." 1947
Box 3 Folder 2 03:02:06: Jun. 1948. Eccentric disk in action at Forrest Froelick’s" 1948
Box 3 Folder 2 03:02:07: Jun. 1948. "Froelick Ranch. Eccentric disk in action at Forrest Froelich" 1948
Box 3 Folder 2 03:02:08: Nov. 1948. "Kendall Ranch Neg. #6 Repeat photo of Neg. #2. Pitted-reseeded strip, Chas. Kendall Ranch, note heavy growth Lehmann’s Lovegrass in foreground" 1948
Box 3 Folder 2 03:02:09: Nov. 1948. "Pitted area Chas. Kendall Ranch, Tombstone, Arizona May 1948 after seeding with eccentric disk and culti-packer seeder combination" 1948
Box 3 Folder 2 03:02:10: "Soil Conservation Ex. Sta. Neg. #3. Verlin Chandler of Soil Conservation Ex. Station, Tucson, with some of equipment used in making eccentric disk reseeding tests in Ariz. during April and May 1948, Note eccentric disk slung underneath "straddle trailer" 1948
Box 3 Folder 2 03:02:11: "Negative #2. View of pitted seeded strip Chas. Kendall Ranch June 1948. Seeding done in April." 1948
Box 3 Folder 2 03:02:12: 1948. "Lovegrass Froelich Ranch Fall 1948." 1948
Box 3 Folder 2 03:02:13: "Negative #4 View of a portion of 200 A seeded area on Bruce Bosley’s Ranch near Bonita, Arizona. Note pits made by eccentric disk and firmly pressed grooves made by attached culti-packer seeder" 1948
Box 3 Folder 2 03:02:14: "Eccentric disk in action – note that the disks are alternately in and out of the ground" 1935-1965
Box 3 Folder 2 03:02:15: "Verlin Chandler of SCS Experiment Station stands by strip of Lehmann’s Lovegrass, Chas. Kendall Ranch, Tombstone, Arizona. Note how grass is growing in rows as planted by cultipacker-seeder which was hooked behind eccentric disk. Seeding done in April 1948" 1948
Box 3 Folder 2 03:02:16: Neg. #4. Jim March and Darwin Anderson of SCS Experiment Station looking at strip of Lehmann Lovegrass, Chas. Kendall Ranch, Tombstone, Arizona. Other strips are noticeable in foreground and background. Planted April 1948 with eccentric disk. Germinated July 1948 1948
Box 3 Folder 2 03:02:17: Apr. 1947. "Verlin Chandler using eccentric disk and culti-packer-seeder at Pages." 1947
Box 3 Folder 2 03:02:18: May 1948. "Negative #2 Pits at Page Ranch" 1948
Box 3 Folder 2 03:02:19: "View of Lehmann Love Grass Brophy Ranch" 1947
Box 3 Folder 2 03:02:20: Aug. 1947. "Eccentric disk pits and McDonald Ranch after 1.75 rain" 1947
Box 3 Folder 2 03:02:21: Apr. 1948. "Eccentric disk in Action. Froelich Ranch, Spring" 1948
Box 3 Folder 2 03:02:22: Apr. 1948. "Negative #7 View of pitted and seeded strip. Forrest Froelich Ranch 25 miles N.W. Willcox, Arizona" 1948
Box 3 Folder 2 03:02:23: "Lehmann’s in pits at Page Ranch Fall 1947" 1947
Box 3 Folder 2 03:02:24: "Forrest Froelich using eccentric disk and cultipacker-seeder" 1948
Box 3 Folder 2 03:02:25: "Eccentric Disk in action at F. Froelich Ranch" 1948
Box 3 Folder 2 03:02:26: "Eccentric Disk at Froelich’s Ranch" 1948
Box 3 Folder 3 United States Department of Agriculture, Soil Conservation Service, notebooks 1948

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  • United States. Dept of Agriculture--Research--Arizona--Photographs.

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  • United States. Dept of Agriculture--Research--Arizona--Photographs.

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  • Agriculture--Research--Arizona--Photographs.

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  • Page Ranch (Ariz.)--Aerial views.

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  • Graham, Mount (Ariz.)--Photographs.

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  • Black Canyon (Ariz. and Nev.)--Photographs.

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  • Dome (Ariz.)--Photographs.

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  • Tucson (Ariz.)--Photographs.

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  • Safford (Ariz.)--Photographs.

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  • Negatives.

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