Fifty-eight glass-plate photographic negatives and 5
photographic prints. The images document the town of Newton, Utah and the surrounding
area or are related to the Joseph Jeppe Larsen and the Larsen family. The images were
collected or taken by J. J. Larsen and his brother Hyrum. Included are images of
agriculture, irrigation, the Newton Cooperative Store, social and church activites,
homes, schools, the Wheelon coffer dam on the Bear River, J.J. Larsen and the Larsen
family, the 1897 Agricultural College of Utah graduating class, Cache Junction, and the
Newton tithing house.
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: firstname.lastname@example.org
Collection materials are in English.
Library Services and Technology Act (LSTA) grant,
Joseph Jeppe (J.J.) Larsen (1873-1967) was born in Newton, Utah, the son of Christian
Hansen and Marianne Larsen. In 1895 Larsen enrolled at the Agricultural College of Utah
(now Utah State University) to study dairy husbandry and graduated in 1897. Larsen was
employed as a teacher at a number of schools in Utah from 1898 to 1903. Larsen married
Lettie Christensen in 1900. In 1903 Larsen returned to Newton and worked as a teacher
and farmer; in 1907 he quit teaching and pursued farming full time. He was highly
involved in local agriculture and irrigation. He served as president of the Newton Town
Board, held various positions with the Newton Irrigation Company, was involved in the
Newton Grain Growers Association, served as directory of the Farmers Grain Cooperative,
and was involved with repair work done on Newton Dam during 1937 and 1945. Larsen
continued farming in Newton until his death in 1967.
In 1900 he married Lettie Christensen in the Logan Temple. The couple had four children
who survived into adulthood.
Source: Obituary, Logan Herald Journal, Logan, Utah.
November 24, 1997.
This collection consists of 58 glass-plate negatives and 5 prints. The images document
the town of Newton, Utah and the surrounding area or are related to the Joseph Jeppe
Larsen and the Larsen family. The images were collected or taken by J. J. Larsen and his
brother Hyrum. Included in the collection are images of agriculture, irrigation, the
Newton Cooperative Store, social and church activites, homes, schools, the Wheelon
coffer dam on the Bear River, J.J. Larsen and the Larsen family, the 1897 ACU graduating
class, Cache Junction, and the Newton tithing house.
Use of the Collection
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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
Preferred Citation :
Joseph Jeppe Larsen photograph collection, 1890-1920. (P0372). Utah State University.
Special Collections & Archives Department.
Arranged in numeric sequence according to Box and Item
Acquisition Information :
Donated by Reed Bartlet and Ruby Woodward (granddaughter of Joseph J. Larsen).
Processing Note :
The descriptions in quotes probably came from J.J. Larsen and were written on the
original negative sleeves. Many of the images were used in the book The History of Newton and Cache Junction the Churches, Schools,
People 1867-2006. Images 1:33 and 1:36 do not exist. Register completed by
Daniel Davis, February 2008.
1:09: "Town Banquet 1899 (Mrs. J.F. Hansen, Mrs. Chris
Larsen, Dora Christensen, Annie Sorensen, Mary Sorensen, Inez Parsens, Annie
Hansen, Elvena Hansen, Mary O. Jenkins, Bell Jenkins, William F. Jensen, Louisa
Hansen, Mrs. Annie Hansen, Karen M. Hansen, J.C. Petersen, Liz Ecklund, Emma
Hansen, Lettie Hansen, John Larsen, Jessie Rigby, Mattie Jenkins, Mary L. Jansen,
Annie Bensen, Maud Rigby, Lucy Griffin, H.C. Hansen (by the door), May Jensen,
Annie Snider, Ella Jansen, Stella Jenkins, Amanda Miller" (blurred), in the old
church house, 1899
3:01: ACU graduating class of 1897. Included in the
photo is J.J. Larsen, Victoria Lundberg, Clara Foster, John H. Bankhead, Sabina
Hermoine Hart, Thomas Hyrum Humpherys, Charles A. Jensen, Mamie Smith, John
Stewart, Olla Barker, Rachel F. Maughan, and Alfred Augustus Hart
3:02: Logan LDS Temple workers posed outside of
temple. Christian Larsen is in the third row, fourth man from the left