Guide to the A. Douglas Allen Photo Collection
1930-1950

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Overview of the Collection

Title: A. Douglas Allen Photo Collection
Dates: 1930-1950 ( inclusive )
Quantity: 1 Box (.25 linear feet)
Collection Number: USU_P0476
Summary: The A. Douglas Allen Photo Collection consists of 126 black and white prints taken between 1930 and 1950. Included in the collection are snapshots of Allen's military training at Ft. Douglas in Salt Lake City, Utah; a Utah Agricultural College (now called Utah State University) sponsored engineering field trip to Washington, Oregon and California; various locations throughout Cache Valley including the Logan LDS Temple, and USU campus; and the Deer Creek Dam construction in Utah County.
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

A. Douglas Allen (1914-2006) was born in Hyrum, Utah on March 26, 1914 to Austin David and Georgia Obray Allen. He attended public school in Cache Valley and obtained a Bachelor of Science degree in civil engineering from Utah State Agricultural College in 1938. He went on to work for the Utah State Road Commission, the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation, Geneva Steel Company, and Thiokol Chemical Company. He was also a successful dry-land and poultry farmer. He married Ruth Emma Hanks on June 23, 1939 in the Salt Lake LDS Temple. He was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and served in various church positions during his membership including bishop, temple worker, and Patriarch. Allen was also involved in city government by serving on the Hyrum City Council.

Content Description

The A. Douglas Allen Photo Collection consists of 126 black and white prints taken between 1930 and 1950. Included in the collection are snapshots of Allen's military training at Ft. Douglas in Salt Lake City, Utah; a Utah Agricultural College (now called Utah State University) sponsored engineering field trip to Washington, Oregon and California; various locations throughout Cache Valley including the Logan LDS Temple and USU campus; road projects; and the Deer Creek Dam construction in Utah County. Also included in the collection are personal documents consisting of a detailed work history, a resume, and an obituary.

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 A. Douglas Allen Photo Collection must be obtained from the Special Collections Photograph Curator and/or the Special Collections Department Head.

Preferred Citation :  

Initial Citation: USU_P0476; The A.Douglas Allen Photo Collection Photograph Collections Special Collections and Archives. Utah State University Merrill-Cazier Library. Logan, Utah.

Following Citations:USU_P0476, USUSCA.

Administrative Information

Processing Note :  

Processed in November of 2011

Acquisition Information :  

Donated by retired USU professor Stan Allen in 2011

Bibliography :  

Detailed Description of the Collection

P0476:  Military Training at Ft. Douglas, SLC, Utah, 1931
8 photographs

Black and white silver gelatin prints

Container(s)
Description
Dates
box
folder
A. Douglas Allen Photo Collection Box Number 1 1
Box
1 1-01: View of Ft. Douglas 1931
1 1-02: Road march 1931
1 1-03: Assembling tents 1931
1 1-04: Group photo, A. Douglas Allen third from left 1931
1 1-05: Road march 1931
1 1-06: Soldiers outside of tents awaiting inspection 1931
1 1-07: "A" Company group photo with hats on 1931
1 1-08: "A" Company group photo with hats off 1931

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P0476:  USAC Campus and Cache Valley, 1930-1939
22 photographs

Black and white silver gelatin prints of various locations around Cache Valley

Container(s)
Description
Dates
box
folder
A. Douglas Allen Photo Collection Box Number 1 2
Box
1 2-01: Intermountain High School Band, Professor A.R. McAllister conducting 1933
1 2-02: Cows grazing in Logan, Utah 1930-1939
1 2-03: USAC classroom, sewing class 1930-1939
1 2-04: Snow covered road on USAC campus 1930-1939
1 2-05: View of Old Main 1930-1939
1 2-06: View of large tree near Old Main 1930-1939
1 2-07: View of Home Economics building and Ray B. West building from Old Main 1930-1939
1 2-08: View of Logan Canyon 1930-1939
1 2-09: View of trees and Old Main 1930-1939
1 2-10: Home Economics building 1930-1939
1 2-11: Southwest view of Old Main Hill showing stairs and landscaping 1930-1939
1 2-12: View of Old Main from the "Quad" 1930-1939
1 2-13: Graduation procession leaving the "Quad" 1930-1939
1 2-14: USAC Library 1930-1939
1 2-15: Close up view of entrance to the Home Economics building, two unidentified females seated on steps 1930-1939
1 2-16: View of Administration building (Old Main) from Old Main Hill 1930-1939
1 2-17: Home Economics cottage 1930-1939
1 2-18: Administration building postcard 1930-1939
1 2-19: Main entrance to Administration building 1930-1939
1 2-20: Aerial view of USAC campus; photographer: Louis V. Olson
1 2-21: Home Economics building 1930-1939
1 2-22: Aerial view of Logan, Utah; photographer Louis V. Olson 1930-1939

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P0476:  USAC Engineering Student Trip, March 1938
14 photographs

Black and white silver gelatin prints, photos of various locations during a USAC engineering student field trip

Container(s)
Description
Dates
box
folder
A. Douglas Allen Photo Collection Box Number 1 3
Box
1 3-01: students boarding bus March 1938
1 3-02: Spokane, Washington (WA) March 1938
1 3-03: Mason City near Grand Coulee Dam, WA March 1938
1 3-04: Concrete mixer at Grand Coulee Dam March 1938
1 3-05: West end of Grand Coulee Dam March 1938
1 3-06: Grand Coulee Dam March 1938
1 3-07: Bridge at Grand Coulee Dam March 1938
1 3-08: Government offices at Grand Coulee Dam March 1938
1 3-09: Canal trimmer and concrete placer, Roza Project, Yakima, WA March 1938
1 3-10: Dry falls at Grand Coulee Dam March 1938
1 3-11: Bench flume, Roza Project March 1938
1 3-12: Grand Coulee Dam March 1938
1 3-13: Wall of Grand Coulee Dam March 1938
1 3-14: Model of Grand Coulee Dam, students in background March 1938

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P0476:  USAC Engineering Student Trip, March 1938
11 photographs

Black and white silver gelatin prints, various locations during USAC engineering student field trip

Container(s)
Description
Dates
box
folder
A. Douglas Allen Photo Collection Box Number 1 4
Box
1 4-01: Roza Project, Yakima, WA March 1938
1 4-02: Roza Project, Yakima, WA March 1938
1 4-03: Portland, Oregon (OR) March 1938
1 4-04: Clark Wilson Sawmill, OR March 1938
1 4-05: Umpqua Bridge, OR March 1938
1 4-06: Bonneville Dam, Portland, OR March 1938
1 4-07: Coos Bay Bridge, OR March 1938
1 4-08: Alsea Bridge, Waldport, OR March 1938
1 4-09: Yaquina Bridge, Newport, OR March 1938
1 4-10: Siuslan Bridge, Oregon Coast Highway, OR March 1938
1 4-11: Shasta Dam site, Redding, California (CA) March 1938

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P0476:  USAC Engineering Student Trip, March 1938
16 photographs

Black and white silver gelatin prints, various locations during USAC engineering student field trip

Container(s)
Description
Dates
box
folder
A Douglas Allen Photo Collection Box Number 1 5
Box
1 5-01: Oakland Airport, CA March 1938
1 5-02: Oakland Bridge and ferry, CA March 1938
1 5-03: Goat Island in San Francisco Bay, CA March 1938
1 5-04: Suspension of Oakland Bridge March 1938
1 5-05: Unidentified bridge, CA March 1938
1 5-06: Golden Gate Bridge, CA March 1938
1 5-07: Ferry building, San Francisco, CA March 1938
1 5-08: Hydaulic lab, University of California (UC) in Oakland, CA March 1938
1 5-09: UC Oakland Stadium, CA March 1938
1 5-10: SS Mariposa (1932-1974), Los Angeles, CA March 1938
1 5-11: Treasure Island, CA March 1938
1 5-12: Construction of main building on Treasure Island, known as Building One, which was originally to be used as an airport terminal after the World's Fair; was used in the Steven Speilberg movie "Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade" as the Berlin Airport; currently it serves as the offices for a private apartment rental agency March 1938
1 5-13: Treasure Island, CA March 1938
1 5-14: Toll booth at Golden Gate Bridge March 1938
1 5-15: Beneath the Golden Gate Bridge March 1938
1 5-16: Filter plant in Sacramento, CA March 1938

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P0476:  Miscellaneous Photos of USAC Engineering Student Trip, March 1938
10 photographs

Black and white silver gelatin prints, includes candid snapshots of classmates, a group photo, and a stop at Donner Pass, Nevada

Container(s)
box
folder
A. Douglas Allen Photo Collection Box Number 1 6

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P0476:  Road Projects, 1939
7 photographs

black and white silver gelatin prints, includes projects in Strawberry Valley, Spanish Fork, Utah and Deer Creek Dam in Provo, Utah; also candids of co-workers

Container(s)
Description
Dates
box
folder
A Douglas Allen Photo Collection Box Number 1 7
Box
1 7-01: W.W. Clyde Construction Company water truck, man identified as "Charlie" near truck., Strawberry Valley, UT 1939
1 7-02: W.W. Clyde Construction camp, Deer Creek, UT 1939
1 7-03: W.W. Clyde construction bulldozer and unidentified vehicle, Harold Johnson foreman 1939
1 7-04: "Bishop Pickering going to church" 1939
1 7-05: group photo, names listed on verso 1939
1 7-06: Construction equiptment owned by Ryber, Strong and Grant Corporation 1939
1 7-07: Ryberg, Strong and Grant gravel crusher, in Strawberry Valley, Utah 1939

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P0476:  Deer Creek Dam Construction, 1939 -1941
32 photographs

Black and white silver gelatin prints showing construction of the Deer Creek Dam in Provo, Utah, descriptions on verso or attached at bottom, 18 photographs loose, 14 attached to black paper backing, includes 3 panoramic prints

Container(s)
Description
Dates
box
folder
A. Douglas Allen Photo Collection Box Number 1 8
Box
1 8-01: Cut-off wall and trench at Deer Creek Dam, Provo Canyon September 1939
1 8-02: Manufacturing and storing steel cages for pre-cast pipe 1939-1941
1 8-03: Pouring 69 inch pre-cast concrete pipe at Pleasant Grove batching plant, Pleasant Grove, UT July 1940
1 8-04: Special pre-cast collar for connection at span 1939-1941
1 8-05: Tipping pipe at plant, Pleasant Grove, UT 1930-1941
1 8-06: Tipping and loading pipe on semi-trailer at pipe plant 1939-1941
1 8-07: Transporting finished pipe to line with semi-trailer, contractor Carl B. Warren in charge of construction 1939-1941
1 8-08: Laying pipe in trench May 1940
1 8-09: hand tamping around pipe at beginning of back fill 1939-1941
1 8-10: Twenty foot, 69 inch pipe being laid and back filled 1939-1941
1 8-11: Sheeps foot roller compacting back fill over pipe 1939-1941
1 8-12: Pipe laid by Carl B. Warren equiptment, to span structure with special pipe in place, note fine grade ahead 1939-1941
1 8-13: placing concrete footings for pipe at road crossing 1939-1941
1 8-14: Pre-cast bell in bulk head on span over drainage crossing 1939-1941
1 8-15: "Guniting" steel span at drainage crossing using the Gunite process 1939-1941
1 8-16: Bulk head and steel span at drainage crossing 1939-1941
1 8-17: Deer Creek Dam and Provo River 1939-1941
1 8-18: Deer Creek Dam 1939-1941
1 8-19: Deer Creek Dam September 1939
1 8-20: Grouting on Deer Creek Dam October 1939
1 8-21: Dee Adams finishing pipe and unbolting outside form November 1940
1 8-22: Elliot Smith fixing bottom ring on cage November 1940
1 8-23: Placing steel cage on inside form November 1940
1 8-24: Looking north from station 900 showing pipe laying in trench before back filling had taken place September 1940
1 8-25: Fine grading showing bell holes for pipe before laying was started Spring 1941
1 8-26: Laying pipe towards span structure May 1941
1 8-27: Placing special connection unit at span crossing May 1941
1 8-28: Fill completed across the box culvert in the big draw, Fred Gentry on top September 1941
1 8-29: Excavation of trench completed across big draw July 1941
1 8-30: Panoramic view of Deer Creek Dam site and barrow pit areas, Provo River Project, Provo Canyon October 1939
1 8-31: Panoramic view of Deer Creek Dam just as work was being resumed Spring 1941
1 8-32: Panoramic view of the completed Deer Creek Dam 1941

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P0476:  Deer Creek Dam Construction, 1939-1941
6 photographs

Black and white silver gelatin prints showing construction of the Deer Creek Dam in Provo, Utah, descriptions on verso

Container(s)
Description
Dates
box
folder
A. Douglas Allen Photo Collection Box Number 1 9
Box
1 9-01: Engineering force on Salt Lake Aqueduct, top row (left to right): Lars Walker, Punk Shelton, Alex Wadley, Wayne McWhorter, Neil Murdock, bottom row: Tony Armstrong, Russell Borden 1939-1951
1 9-02: Finishing bells on concrete pipe and placing forms November 1940
1 9-03: Placing steam house on pipe after stripping it 1938-1942
1 9-04: View of completed Deer Creek Dam, all finished except for oiling of highway across crest September 1941
1 9-05: Deer Creek Dam showing front face after completion. Mt Timpanogos in background September 1941
1 9-06: View of Deer Creek Dam before work was continued in the Spring of 1941, Mt. Timpanogos in the background, note spillway on right Spring 1941

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P0476:   Personal Documents, 1930-2008
3 documents

Personal documents including employment history, resume and obituary

Container(s)
box
folder
A. Douglas Allen Photo Collection Box Number 1 10

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Subjects

      • Personal Names :
      • Allen, A. Douglas (Austin Douglas), 1914-2006--Photographs
      • Corporate Names :
      • Utah State Agricultural College--Buildings--Photographs
      • Corporate Names :
      • Utah State Agricultural College--Students--Photographs
      • Corporate Names :
      • Utah State Agricultural College--Aerial views
      • Subject Terms :
      • Military education--Utah--Fort Douglas--Photographs
      • Subject Terms :
      • Soldiers--Utah--Fort Douglas--Photographs
      • Subject Terms :
      • Engineering students--Travel--West (U.S.)--Photographs
      • Subject Terms :
      • School field trips--Washington--Photographs
      • Subject Terms :
      • School field trips--Oregon--Photographs
      • Subject Terms :
      • School field trips--California--Photographs
      • Subject Terms :
      • Roads--Utah--Design and contruction--Photographs
      • Subject Terms :
      • Postcards--Utah--Logan--Specimens
      • Geographical Names :
      • Cache Valley (Utah and Idaho)--Photographs
      • Geographical Names :
      • Deer Creek Dam (Wasatch County, Utah)--Design and construction--Photographs
      • Geographical Names :
      • Logan (Utah)--Aerial views--Photographs

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