Guide to the F. Ross Peterson Photograph Collection,
1857-1995

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Overview of the Collection

Title: F. Ross Peterson Photograph Collection.
Dates: 1857-1995 ( inclusive )
Quantity: 2 boxes (2 linear feet)
Collection Number: USU_P0391
Summary: The F. Ross Peterson Photograph Collection consists of 240 images, including many of his family and friends. Also included are images of the Teton Dam failure and Idaho Senator Glen H. Taylor. The collection also features 6 postcards, photographs of the American West Heritage Center, and images from F. Ross Peterson's book, A History of Cache County, which are all reproductions of images from USU Special Collections and Archives.
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

Frank "Ross" Peterson was born on September 7, 1941 in Montpelier, Idaho. After completing his education in local schools, Peterson served for two years (1960-1962) as a missionary in the Great Lakes Mission for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Upon his return, Peterson enrolled at Utah State University and began his study of history. On December 6, 1963, he married Mary Kay Grimes. Together they raised three children; Bret Ross, Bart Allyn, and Matthew Aaron. In 1965 Peterson graduated from Utah State University. He continued his education at Washington State University until his graduation in 1968 with a Ph.D. From 1968 to 1971 Peterson taught history at the University of Texas-Arlington. In 1971 Peterson began teaching at Utah State University, where he remained until 2004. Over the course of Peterson's career at Utah State University, he held many positions including: History Department Chair; Director of the Mountain West Center for Regional Studies; and Executive Secretary of the David W. and Beatrice Cannon Evans Biography Award. Peterson also served as the editor for, The Dialogue; a Journal of Mormon Thought, from 1987 to 1992. Some of his publications include: Idaho: A Bicentennial History; The Teton Dam Disaster: Tragedy or Triumph; The History of Cache County; and Prophet Without Honor: Glen H. Taylor and the Fight for American Liberalism. In 2004, Peterson became president of Deep Springs College, where he had previously taught several times as a visiting professor. In 2007 he returned to USU to become the Vice Provost for University Advancement. He retired in 2011.

Content Description

The F. Ross Peterson Photograph Collection consists of 240 images, including many of his family and friends as well as images of the Teton Dam failure of 1976 and Idaho Senator Glen H. Taylor. The collection also features 6 postcards, photographs of the American West Heritage Center, and images from Peterson's book, A History of Cache County, which are all reproductions of images from USU Special Collections and Archives.

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 F. Ross Peterson photograph collection must be obtained from the Special Collections Manuscript Curator and/or the Special Collections Department Head.

Preferred Citation :  

Initial Citation: USU_P0391; F. Ross Peterson photograph collection; Photograph Collections Special Collections and Archives. Utah State University Merrill-Cazier Library. Logan, Utah.

Following Citations:USU_P0391, USUSCA.

Administrative Information

Processing Note :  

Processed in June of 2011

Acquisition Information :  

Donated to USU Special Collections in 2004 by F. Ross Peterson

Related Materials :  

F. Ross Peterson Papers,Coll MSS 252


Detailed Description of the Collection

Reproductions of materials in USU Special Collections not found in The History of Cache County, 1857-1995
Container(s)
box
folder
1 1

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Reproductions of materials in USU Special Collections found in The History of Cache County, 1857-1995
Container(s)
box
folder
1 2-14

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Senator Glen H. Taylor, 1857-1995
Container(s)
Description
Dates
box
folder
1 15
Box
Folder
1 15 1:15:01: Taylor at Banking and Currency Committee meeting 1857-1995
1 15 1:15:02: Senator Taylor "Man of the People" 1857-1995
1 15 1:15:03: Taylor waiting to be sworn in 1857-1995
1 15 1:15:04: Newspaper picture of Taylor 1857-1995
1 15 1:15:05: Taylor homestead 1857-1995
1 15 1:15:06: Taylor and unidentified man 1857-1995
1 15 1:15:07: Taylor falling down 1857-1995
1 15 1:15:08: Taylor at desk 1857-1995
1 15 1:15:09: Senator Taylor and Dr. Francis E. Townsend planning 1857-1995
1 15 1:15:10: Taylor and David Arthur, Harrison Lott, and Owen Gould 1857-1995
1 15 1:15:11: Taylor and family 1857-1995
1 15 1:15:12: Taylor with Navy men 1857-1995
1 15 1:15:13: Taylor feeding son 1857-1995
1 15 1:15:14: Taylor at meeting 1857-1995
1 15 1:15:15: Taylor children 1857-1995
1 15 1:15:16: Young Taylor 1857-1995
1 15 1:15:17: Senator Taylor autographed reproduction 1857-1995
1 15 1:15:18: Senator Taylor 1857-1995
1 15 1:15:19: Taylor at desk 1857-1995
1 15 1:15:20: Taylor postcard 1857-1995
1 15 1:15:21: 35 millimeter contact prints of Taylor and negatives 1857-1995

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Postcards, 1857-1995
Container(s)
Description
Dates
box
folder
1 16
Box
Folder
1 16 1:16:01: Denver Museum of Natual History 1857-1995
1 16 1:16:02: Wasatch Mountains 1857-1995
1 16 1:16:03: LDS Temple Logan, UT 1857-1995
1 16 1:16:04: USU Old Main 1857-1995
1 16 1:16:05: Senator Frank Church 1857-1995
1 16 1:16:06: Waikiki, Hawaii 1857-1995

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Miscellaneous and Family Groups, 1857-1995
Container(s)
Description
Dates
box
folder
1 17
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Folder
1 17 1:17:01: Johnston Army officer’s wagon 1857 1857-1995
1 17 1:17:02: Left to right; Herman, Lawrence, Philbert, Oscar, Raymond, and Vance, USU Students 1857-1995
1 17 1:17:03: Philbert on horse in front of cabin 1857-1995
1 17 1:17:04: Philbert on horse 1857-1995
1 17 1:17:05: Philbert on hay binder 1857-1995
1 17 1:17:06: Philbert on mission 1919-1921
1 17 1:17:07: Unknown smiling man 1 1857-1995
1 17 1:17:08: Unknown smiling man 2 1857-1995
1 17 1:17:09: Elder Jay S. Wimmer 1960-1962
1 17 1:17:10: Donald Worster 1857-1995
1 17 1:17:11: Blacksmith with anvil 1857-1995
1 17 1:17:12: Aerial view of Hurricane, Utah and golf course 1857-1995
1 17 1:17:13-26: History exhibit in a mall 1978
1 17 1:17:27: Native American man weaving 1857-1995
1 17 1:17:28: Man shoeing horse 1857-1995
1 17 1:17:29: Girls dancing around a Maypole 1857-1995
1 17 1:17:30: Headstone 1857-1995
1 17 1:17:31: Embroidery 1857-1995
1 17 1:17:32: Foot examination 1857-1995
1 17 1:17:33: Woman quilting 1857-1995
1 17 1:17:34: Asian Banquet 1857-1995
1 17 1:17:35: Folk dancing 1857-1995
1 17 1:17:36: Men in kilts playing bagpipes 1857-1995
1 17 1:17:37: Mountains and lake 1857-1995
1 17 1:17:38: Tintype of two men 1857-1995
1 17 1:17:39: Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Blair and three daughters from left to right: Elizabeth, Nettie Balch, and Minnie Winston 1857-1995
1 17 1:17:40: Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Blair 1857-1995
1 17 1:17:41: Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Blair 1857-1995
1 17 1:17:42: List of 142nd Infantry, Joseph S. Blair listed among Privates 1857-1995
1 17 1:17:43: Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Blair with their six children: Minnie Winston, William Blair, Nettie Balch, George Blair, Elizabeth ?, Maude Mudge, and son-in-law 1857-1995
1 17 1:17:44-48: Life at the American West Heritage Center with accompanying slides 1857-1995
1 17 1:17:49-52: Slides of dinner at the Jensen Historical Farm 1857-1995

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Peterson Family Photos (151 Photos), 1857-1995

Consists of images in two folders of the 1993 football team, Peterson's children, banquets, football game honorees, a autographed photo of the Parker Family, and Kellen Winslow

Container(s)
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folder
1 18-18a

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Teton Dam Disaster, 1976
Container(s)
Description
Dates
box
folder
2 1
Box
Folder
2 1 2:01:01: Richard Clothier in Pocatello, ID sitting at communication center 1976
2 1 2:01:02: The emergency (MARS) unit communications van from Hill Air Force Base, UT. Left to right: Sgt. Dennis Bosley, Sgt. Bruce Johnson, Sgt. Butch Eckoff, Sgt. Russel Wheatly 1976
2 1 2:01:03: Communications van parked at Ricks College at Rexburg, ID 1976
2 1 2:01:04: Photo by Quincy Jensen June 5, 1976: Teton Dam collapsing 1976
2 1 2:01:05: Photo by Mark Campbell: House floating down Main Street Rexburg, ID 1976
2 1 2:01:06: Twisted train tracks 1976
2 1 2:01:07: Photo by Quincy Jensen: Idaho Falls Broadway Bridge after flood 1976
2 1 2:01:08: Photo by Quincy Jensen: flooded interstate 1976
2 1 2:01:09: Photo by Quincy Jensen: Ellen B. Cook and unknown woman cleaning yard 1976
2 1 2:01:10: Teton Waters: A Photographic Portfolio by Robert Bower and Douglas A. Brown 1976

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Subjects

Subjects

  • Peterson, F. Ross (Frank Ross), 1941- --Photographs

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Subjects

  • Peterson, F. Ross (Frank Ross), 1941- --Friends and associates--Photographs

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Subjects

  • Peterson, F. Ross (Frank Ross), 1941- --Family--Photographs

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Subjects

  • American West Heritage Center (Wellsville, Utah)--Photographs

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Subjects

  • Teton Dam Failure, Idaho, 1976--Photographs

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Subjects

  • Taylor, Glen H. (Glen Hearst), 1904-1984--Photographs

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Subjects

  • Peterson, F. Ross (Frank Ross), 1941- History of Cache County

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