Guide to the Newell Hart photographs,
1880-1970

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Overview of the Collection

Creator: Hart, Newell.
Title: Newell Hart photographs
Dates: 1880-1970 ( inclusive )
Quantity: 3 boxes (2.5 linear ft.)
Collection Number: USU_P0251
Summary: 219 photographs mainly from Franklin County, Idaho from the 1880s to the 1960s. Hart collected some of these images for his published photographic history, Home Town Album. These photos consist of people, buildings, and events in and around Preston, Idaho, many of which are original albumen and collodion prints. Other images appear to be items he picked up at random or photos that came from the Anderson Studio in Preston and include Preston High School students and activities, classroom scenes, athletics, family snapshots, the Franklin County Courthouse, Monument Valley, Scandinavian postcards, and Central and South American cities. Some of the high school photos were cut out in the shape of letters.
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

Biographical Note

Newell Hart (1913-1983) was a Preston native and local historian. He served an LDS mission in Minnesota and Montana and founded the Hart Music Comany in Preston in 1939. He edited and published the Cache Valley Newsletter and was a frequent contributor to the The Preston Citizen. His books include Home Town Album, Bear River Massacre, Cache Valley Dance Halls, and Hometown Sketchbook. He was instrumental in the restoration of the Oneida Stake Academy in the 1970s. In 1977 he was awarded a certificate of Commendation for his outstanding contributions to the history of Southeastern Idaho and Northern Utah.

In 1938 he married Ruth Cuttler and the couple would have four children.

Content Description

The Newell Hart photograph collection consists of 219 images mostly from Franklin County, Idaho from the 1880s to the 1960s. Hart collected some of these images for his published photographic history, Home Town Album. These photoss consist of people, buildings, and events in and around Preston, Idaho, many of which are original albumen and collodion prints. Other images appear to be items he picked up at random or photos that came from the Anderson Studio in Preston and include Preston High School students and activities, classroom scenes, athletics, family snapshots, the Franklin County Courthouse, Monument Valley, Scandinavian postcards, and Central and South American cities. Some of the high school photos were cut out in the shape of letters.

Includes albumen prints and silver gelatin or collodion printing-out papers, 30 x 34.5 and smaller.

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 Newell Hart photographs must be obtained from the Special Collections Photograph Curator and/or the Special Collections Department Head.

Alternative Forms Available :  

View selected digitized images from the Newell Hart photographs.

Preferred Citation :  

Newell Hart photographs, 1880-1970. (P0251). Utah State University. Special Collections & Archives Department.

Administrative Information

Arrangement :

Arranged in numeric sequence according to Box and Item

Acquisition Information :  

Donated by Ruth Hart in 1984.

Processing Note :  

Register completed by Peter Schmid, June 1998, and revised by Daniel Davis, December 2003.

Related Materials :  

Newell Hart papers (CAINE COLL MS 3)


Detailed Description of the Collection

Numeric Order
Container(s)
Description
Dates
Box
1 1:01:01: The Cherryville band at the first Idaho Day. Franklin, Idaho 1910
1 1:01:02: Peter Jorgensen, Mark Jorgensen and Brian Wilcox with beet topper invented by C.J. Jensen, ca. 1913
1 1:01:03: Preston Opera House 1962
1 1:02: Miss Blenda Peterson, Preston telephone operator. Photograph by Frank Marsh Photo & View Artist ca. 1905
1 1:03: Blenda Peterson ca. 1905
1 1:04: William M. Daines, Hugh S. Geddes, and Junius C. Jensen, first bishopric of the Preston Second Ward ca. 1902
1 1:05: Cabinet card photograph, young men playing cards in a studio set-up. Photograph by Elijah Cutler, Traveling Photographer ca. 1890s
1 1:06: Anderson Lumber on north Main Street, Preston. Photograph by Lea Bevins, Photo Artist ca. 1905
1 1:07: Interior of Anderson Lumber Company with LaVal and Daniel Crawford. Preston, Idaho ca. 1920
1 1:08: Oregon Shortline Railroad Engine 203 at Preston ca. 1899
1 1:09: Cabinet card wedding portrait of Lee and Mary R. Howell ca. 1903
1 1:10: Cabinet card portrait, Fred Bosworth and son ca, 1905
1 1:11: Gus Peterson, father of E.G. Peterson ca. 1910s
1 1:12: Cabinet card portrait, William Lowe Young. Photograph by Frank Marsh, Photo & View Artist ca 1890s
1 1:13: Unidentified Clifton residents ca. 1913
1 1:14: Unidentified Clifton residents ca. 1916
1 1:15: Lafe Hendersons threshing outfit ca. 1910s
1 1:16: The Silver Cornet Band in Clifton ca. 1913
1 1:17: Oneida County Courthouse, Malad ca. 1900
1 1:18: Real photo postcard, Mr. and Mrs. Charlie Baker at Pocatello's semi-centennial celebration 1934
1 1:19: Unknown School, probably in Idaho ca. 1890s
1 1:20: Leah and Lila McQueen, Cub River 1913
1 1:21: Ern Porter's WPA crew building Preston High School's first football stadium ca. 1930s
1 1:22: Charlie Pinson with bike and his electricians rig
1 1:23: Charlie Pinson and Leonard Hillstead in a 4th of July parade in Preston 1909
1 1:24: Exterior view of Webster Groceries, Franklin ca. 1890s
1 1:25: Boxer "Battling (Boga) Lamoreaux," mid-1920s
1 1:26: Mabel Chatterton, Prestons first telephone operator ca. 1903
1 1:27: Margaret Ann Davis Kershaw at son's grave, Preston cemetery ca. 1900
1 1:28: Grace Smith ca. 1920s
1 1:29: O.L. Packer house, Preston ca. 1900
1 1:30: Portrait, Jim Geddes, Hugh S. Geddes, and unidentified man ca. 1905
1 1:31: N.T. Wigren & Son blacksmith shop, unknown location ca. 1890s
1 1:32: Unidentified boat dock ca. 1900
1 1:33: Cabinet portrait, Sadie Eames Tippets. Photograph by Elijah Cutler, Photograph and Color Artist ca. 1890s
1 1:34: Professor C.J. Engars with All-Girl Orchestra, including Maggie Merrill, Jennie Waver, Edna Packer, Kirrie Benson, and Elizabeth Kershaw
1 1:35: Telephone operator Arlene Wilkenson Hampton, Franklin, Idaho ca. 1912
1 1:36: Middleweight boxer Jack Barger 1932
1 1:37: Kirrie Benson, Mac McIntosh, Myra Weaver, and Amos Bishop and others lounging at Cub River ca. 1914
1 1:38: UPRR Inter-Ocean grain elevator at Preston train station ca. 1920
1 1:39: Prestons Main Street looking north showing United States Tires and Peterborg-Nash Motor Company ca. 1921
1 1:40: "Coyote Pete," boy with coyote ca. 1910s
1 1:41: Preston's Main Street looking south showing William Thornton No.9 Drugs and Preston Implement Company ca. 1921
1 1:42: The 1924 Hokmah Club, Preston High School 1924
1 1:43-47: Historic homes in Preston. Photographs by Gene Anderson 1981
1 1:48-53: Miscellaneous snapshots from Nephi L. Larsen, including a sheep camp and the N.L. Larsen body shop ca. 1945
1 1:54-69: Miscellaneous Preston High School photographs, mostly athletics including football, track & field, tennis and basketball ca. 1920s-1930s
1 1:70: Cherryville Band in a parade, probably in Preston 1910
1 1:71: Group of men dressed as Indians in an early July 24 celebration ca. 1910
1 1:72: The Oneida Stake Academy, Preston, 1910s
1 1:73: Weaver family portrait, four women ca. 1880s
1 1:74: Portrait, Whitehead family including Joe and Florence Whitehead, Annie Monson Whitehead, Dave Lewis, Annie Whitehead Lewis Gilbert. Photograph by N. Degn, Preston, ID ca. 1906
1 1:75: Threshing in Cherryville ca. 1880s

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Thomas O. Nelson WWII-Era photographs given to Newell Hart by Blair Seamons in , April, 1977
Container(s)
Description
Dates
box
1
1:76: Military badge of T.O. Nelson with image
1:77: 4x5 black and white negative of T.O. Nelson
1:78-81: Studio portraits of T.O. Nelson
1:82-106: Snapshots of airplanes, airports, and soldiers in Brownsville Texas, the Panama Canal Zone, Veracruz Mexico and Montevideo Uruguay. Includes an image of the Albrook Officers Club, the Casino Rambla Hotel, and a newspaper clipping in Spanish describing a humanitarian air-drop by the Red Cross in South America

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Oversize
Container(s)
Description
Dates
box
2
2:01: World War I draftees from Franklin County 1917
2:02: Father and son outing of the Oneida Stake Academy at Willow Flat 1924
2:03: Group portrait of LDS Great Britain Mission members ca. 1910
2:04: Oneida Stake Academy class June 1898

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Miscellaneous
Container(s)
Description
Dates
Box
Folder
3 1 3:01:01-3:01:09: Franklin County Courthouse photos taken during its construction in 1939
3 1 3:02:01: Female instructor with children
3 2 3:02:02: Female instructor with children
3 2 3:02:03: Man dribbling basketball
3 2 3:02:04: High school students examining papers
3 2 3:02:05: Male and female typing instructors at desk
3 2 3:02:06: Students outside school in snow
3 2 3:02:07: Male high school student in darkroom
3 2 3:02:08: Male high school student opening door for female student
duplicate of 3:02:19.
3 2 3:02:09: Group of high school music students
3 2 3:02:10: Classroom scene
3 2 3:02:11: Two male high school students
3 2 3:02:12: Male and female typing instructors with typewriters
3 2 3:02:13: Two female high school students sewing
3 2 3:02:14: High school students playing basketball.
3 2 3:02:15: High school band practice
3 2 3:02:16: Trainer with high school athlete
3 2 3:02:17: Female high school graduate
3 2 3:02:18: Male and female high school students talking
3 2 3:02:19: Male high school student opening door for female student
duplicate of 3:02:08.
3 2 3:02:20: Two female high school students
3 2 3:02:21: Female instructor with children
3 2 3:02:22: High school band students
3 2 3:02:23: Male and female students talking
3 2 3:02:24: Man sitting on small scooter
3 2 3:02:25: Female instructor at desk
3 2 3:02:26: Male high school drawing students
3 2 3:02:27: Young girl with tricycle
3 2 3:02:28: High school students looking at photographs
3 2 3:02:29: Couple posed outside home in the snow
3 2 3:02:30: Young woman holding baby
3 2 3:02:31: Two men and young woman
3 2 3:02:32: Color photograph of two men and two women beside lake
3 2 3:02:33: Young girl kneeling in front of house
3 2 3:02:34: Young man with map instructing children.
3 2 3:02:35: Two girls
3 2 3:02:36: Young boy and girl, "Shirley & Billy."
3 2 3:02:37: Woman reading Life magazine, "This one was taken in Ninas and Waynes place."
3 2 3:02:38: Two women with baby standing next to car
3 2 3:02:39: Man and woman with baby
3 2 3:02:40: Partial photograph of woman holding two babies
3 2 3:02:41: Boys skiing
3 2 3:02:42: Three young men in suits
3 2 3:02:43: Downtown Preston in snow
3 2 3:02:44: Boys crossing bridge in snow
3 2 3:02:45: Young woman
3 2 3:02:46: High school students talking
3 2 3:02:47: Two women (one with crutches) and one man with three dogs ca. 1910
3 2 3:02:48: Group of people sitting on porch 1915
3 2 3:02:49: Partial photograph of man and woman with crutches
3 2 3:02:50: Young man and woman standing outside home
3 2 3:02:51: Women and children on the beach 1920s
3 2 3:02:52: Women and children on the beach 1920s
3 2 3:02:53: Woman with child, "Jennie and Gay."
3 2 3:02:54: Women and children on the beach 1920s
3 2 3:02:55: Young woman
3 2 3:02:56: Young football players
3 2 3:02:57: Young man cooking on open fire
3 2 3:02:58: Three young women
3 2 3:02:59: Young man opening door
3 2 3:02:60: Young men and women at a formal dinner
3 2 3:02:61: Drama production
3 2 3:02:62: Young man in bed
3 2 3:02:63: High School band
3 2 3:02:64: High School band
3 2 3:02:65: High School basketball game
3 2 3:02:66: Young men outside school
3 2 3:02:67: High school football game
3 2 3:02:68: High school football game
3 2 3:02:69: Football player
3 2 3:02:70: High school typing class
3 2 3:02:71: High school Chemistry(?) class
3 2 3:02:72: Students in library
3 2 3:02:73: Classroom scene
3 2 3:02:74: Classroom scene
3 2 3:02:75: Young woman with luggage standing outside car
3 2 3:02:76: Man with two students talking on telephone
3 2 3:02:77: Young man fishing
3 2 3:02:78: High school band
3 2 3:02:79: Man and woman holding branches
3 2 3:02:80: Female students in costume
3 2 3:02:81: Two women, "Momma & Aunt Maggie," ca. 1920s
3 2 3:02:82: Unknown building, probably not in Preston
3 3 3:03:01-3:03:16: Images of the "Official Advertising Car - Carlsbad Chamber of Commerce - Carlsbad Caverns" with two girls and a man taken in Monument Valley and surrounding area (including rock formations and arches) in Arizona and Utah ca. 1920
3 4 3:04:01: E.L. "Dick" Romney ca. 1930s
3 4 3:04:02: Clyde Dartan, E.L. Romney, and Homer C. Sharmer ca. 1917
3 4 3:04:03: Ernest Lowell Romney 1917
3 5 3:05: Postcards from Norway, Ekebergbanen 1918
3 6 3:06:01: Three women, "Daniel" written on verso side
3 6 3:06:02: Young woman with baby standing next to "Drop Films Here" box
3 6 3:06:03: Newly-built home
3 6 3:06:04: Concrete bridge
3 6 3:06:05: 4x5 black and white negative of home
3 6 3:06:06: Preston High School August 3rd, 1939
3 6 3:06:07: Preston High School August 3rd, 1939

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Subjects

    • Corporate Names :
    • Franklin County Courthouse (Preston, Idaho)--Photographs.
    • Oneida Stake Academy (Preston, Idaho)--Photographs.
    • Preston High School (Preston, Idaho)--Photographs.
    • Subject Terms :
    • Agricultural implements--Idaho--Franklin County.
    • Geographical Names :
    • Franklin County (Idaho)--History--Photographs.
    • Monument Valley (Ariz. and Utah)--Photographs.
    • Preston (Idaho)--History--Photographs.
    • Form or Genre Terms :
    • Albumen prints.
    • Collodion prints.

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