This collection contains the minutes and papers
of the Cache Valley Historical Society, 1951-1962, 1983-2008.
Utah State University. Special Collections and Archives Manuscript 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)
The Cache Valley Historical Society (CHVS) was founded October 24, 1951 in Logan,
Utah as the first local chapter of the Utah State Historical Society. The founding
of CVHS was largely spearheaded by Dr. Joel E. Ricks, a Utah State University (USU)
history professor, and during initially had fifty-two members. The first major
project by the society was to compile the history of Cache Valley to commemorate the
one-hundredth anniversary of its settlement. In 1956 the society produced "A History
of a Valley" which received praise and an award of merit from the Association for
State and Local History.
Between the 1950s and 1970s the society worked in conjunction with the USU History
Department, and professors such as J. Duncan Brite, S. George Ellsworth, and Leonard
J. Arrington sought to collect and preserve historic materials related to the study
of local and state history. These efforts also played a role in establishing USU
Special Collections & Archives.
Today the Cache Valley Historical Society meets monthly for lectures, field trips,
and other projects that deal with local history.
This collection contains the working papers and records of the Cache Valley
Historical Society and spans the period of 1951 to 1962, and 1983 to 2009. These
papers consist of Society meeting minutes, correspondence, meeting programs,
newspaper clippings, copies of papers presented to the society, by-laws and
constitutions, and other similar papers.
Prior to donation these papers were bound by the Society and arranged chronologically
and topically, and the collection has been arranged in reflection of this
In the newspaper clippings located in the 1983-2006 material are articles about the
society meetings, society members, and events that occurred in Cache Valley and
Utah. There are several newspaper clippings on the Utah Centennial in 1996.
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 Cache Valley Historical Society Papers must
be obtained from the Special Collections Manuscript Curator and/or the Special Collections
Preferred Citation :
Cache Valley Historical Society Papers, 1951-1962, 1983-2008. (COLL MSS 43) Utah
State University. Special Collections and Archives Department.
This collection is arranged by chronologically and topically.
Processing Note :
Processed by Kandice Newren on December 3, 2008.
Acquisition Information :
The original materials in this collection were donated to USU Special Collections in
batches between the years of 1976 and 1981 by the Cache Valley Historical Society,
represented by S. George Ellsworth. The most recent batches of materials were
donated between 2003 and 2005 by Marie Christensen and in 2008 by Daniel Davis and
Campbell, Eugene E. "L.D.S. Church Leadership in Cache Valley"
Larson David "History of Logan Water Works"
Pike, Marybel "Cache Valley's West Side"
Rich, Jesse "The Judiciary of Cache County"
Papers and Proceedings: volume V
Table of Contents:
Constitution and By-laws
Frederick Jackson Turner and Cache Valley
Essay, "Cache Valley's Triumph over Adversity: A Comprehensive Study of the Cache Valley Economy during the Great Depression." Patricia K. Hurren.
Essay, "A Short History of the Utah-Idaho Central. Railroad," P.E. Sorensen
Mulder, William "The Scandinavian Migration to Utah: An Overview" (Supplementing this paper were three papers by Emma Anderson Liljenquist; "The Story of My Life," "Pioneer Observance of the Sabbath Day, Hyrum, Utah," and "Memories of the Gustave Anderson family." Also included; "A History of Gustave Anderson," by Andrew Jenson.
Sonne, Alma "Economic Development of Cache Valley"
Wooden ruler used by Dr. John R. Park while he
taught at Draper, Utah. It was passed on to his successor, John Z. Stewart,
who in turn gave it to his son, Dr. I.P. Stewart, of Logan. The latter made
it a gift to the Society in 1956.
A gavel made from the door of Amelia's Palace
in Salt Lake City, donated by I.P. Stewart in 1956.