Beginning in 2008, Randy Williams, Bradford Cole and Robert Parson (Utah State University's Special Collections and Archives), Elaine Thatcher (the Mountain West Center for Regional Studies) and Barbara Middleton (the College of Natural Resources' Department of Environment and Society) collaborated to collect the oral histories of key land use managers and users of Logan Canyon [Utah]. Randy Williams, Elaine Thatcher and Barbara Middleton trained interviewers from the Logan Canyon Land Use Management Project gathered oral histories of people who have worked in or enjoyed the Canyon during the last century. In these interviews, available in audio and transcript form, people talk about what Logan Canyon meant to them. The stories of ranchers, recreationists, scientists, activists, scholars, foresters and sheepherders adds cultural depth to the work of scientists, engineers and academics. This growing collection of oral histories and personal papers from those who have worked in Logan Canyon is fast becoming a major resource for others interested in rehabilitation, land management and policy. These oral recollections form a basis for understanding policy in one area. Principles from them can be applied to broader land areas.
The materials in this collection include the original cassette tape(s), the typed transcription and compact disc(s) for each recorded interview. Cassette tapes are attached to the inside front cover of each folder and compact discs are attached to the back of each folder.
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 the Utah State University Logan Canyon Land Use Management Oral History Collection must be obtained from the Curator of the Fife Folklore Archives and/or the Special Collections Department Head.Preferred Citation :
Utah State University Logan Canyon Land Use Management Oral History collection, 2008-2009. (FOLK COLL 42). Utah State University. Special Collections and Archives Department.
Interviews are arranged in alphabetical order by the interviewees last name.
Processing Note :
Processed by Anne Christensen, September of 2009. Register prepared by Anne Christensen, September 2009; updated by Randy Williams, March 2012.Acquisition Information :
The materials in this collection were acquired through first person interviews by USU trained employees and volunteers. Interviews were conducted from March 2008 through May 2009.Related Materials :
Digital Collection Logan Canyon Land Use ManagersCustodial History : Provenance
In January 2008, a workshop was held to train interested students and community members to conduct oral histories with Logan Canyon land manager and user. Between March 2008 through May 2009, over 20 interviews were conducted. The interviews, conducted with cassette or digital recorders, were transcribed and reviewed and approved by the interviewee. Along with funding from USU Special Collections and Archives, the project received generous funding from the Mountain West Center for Regional Studies, the Utah Humanities Council and the Utah Division of State History.
Detailed Description of the Collection
The Administration box consists of background information, funding information and correspondence.