Guide to the Fife Folklore Archives Oral History collection,
1975-2009

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Overview of the Collection

Creator: Fife Folklore Archives
Title: Fife Folklore Archives Oral History collection
Dates: 1975-2009 ( inclusive )
Quantity: .25 linear feet
Collection Number: USU_FOLK COLL 37
Summary: Oral histories donated to Fife Folklore Archive by patrons of the archive. Includes oral histories and may include release forms, letters, thesis and sound recordings.
Repository: Utah State University. Merrill-Cazier Library. Special Collections and Archives.
Fife Folklore Archives

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

Content Description

The Fife Folklore Archives Oral History collection consists of oral histories donated to the FFA by patrons. Each donation is named for the informant (if it consists of only their interview) or the collector (if there is more than one informant or if the collection is thematic). All discrete collections are housed in a separate archival box. The collection is organized by date and continues to grow.

Use of the Collection

Restrictions on Access :  Restrictions

Open to public research. To access the collection a patron must have the following information: collection number, series number, sub-series number, if applicable, box number and folder number (or image number).

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 Fife Folklore Archives Oral History collection must be obtained from the Curator of the Fife Folklore Archives and/or the Special Collections Department Head.

Preferred Citation :  

Fife Folklore Archives Oral History collection, 1975-2009. (FOLK COLL 37). Utah State University. Special Collections and Archives Department.

Administrative Information

Arrangement :

Collection organized by donor or collector and date.

Acquisition Information :  

The materials in this collection are donated by various patrons to the Fife Folklore Archives .

Processing Note :  

Collection processed by Randy Williams, 2005. Finding aid created by Randy Williams in 2005; updated by Randy Williams, March 2012.


Detailed Description of the Collection

Violet Lunt Urie Collection (Collectors: Audrey Godfrey & Mrs. Iantha Harper)
Container(s)
Description
Dates
Box
Folder
1 1 Letter and envelope addressed to Mrs. Audrey M. Godfrey from Mrs. Alva (Zella) Matheson, Cedar City, UT.
Regarding "round" Mrs. Godfrey was searching for from Iantha Harper. Included poem "By-Gone Days," (see folder 2).
19 February 1975.
1 2 Copy of poem: By-Gone Days," by Violet L. Urie, aunt of Mrs. Iantha Harper.
1 3 Letter and envelope from Iantha M. Harper to Mrs. Audrey M. Godfrey.
Lunt family (Cedar City, Utah) history: (grandparents) Henry Lunt and Maryann Wilson Lunt, who owned the first hotel in Cedar City and ran the telegraph; (mother) Maude Lunt, who ran the telegram in Cedar City until the Western Union took it over in about 1910; (aunt) Violet Lunt Urie (see folder 4).
1 March 1975.
1 4 Tape Recording by Mrs. Iantha Harper, singing pioneer songs and reading life history of Mrs. Violet Lunt Urie (written by Mrs. Urie).
Songs: (1) "Ring, Ring the Bell, Ring Ring the Bell, Let's have Dinner . . ."; (2) "Since Fifty Years Ago," (Grandma Maryann Lunt used to sing this song); (3) "Homemade Soap," written by a DUP member in St. George, about 1938 for the celebration of Southern Utah DUP. Oral history of Violet Lunt Urie: written when she was 89 years old and read by Mrs. Iantha Harper (niece). Mrs. Urie was the daughter of Henry and MaryAnn Wilson Lunt, from Cedar City, UT. Mr. & Mrs. Lunt operated the first hotel in Cedar City and that housed the Deseret Telegraph, which they also ran. Also includes information on family history, first Primary in Cedar City (which Violet Lunt attended),silk growing, weather, cooking, mother teaching school for $3 a term, and married life to John Urie, m. 14 June 1892.
16 February 1975.

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Burke Vernal Bastian Collection (Collector: Bonnie Bastian Moore)
Container(s)
Description
Dates
Box
Folder
2 1 Transcripts of oral history interview of Burke Vernal Bastian by Bonnie Bastian Moore, Sigurd, Utah.
Includes original and edited transcripts.
16 February 2008.
2 2 One-120 minute cassette tape

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Adam Luke Oral History Collection with Land Use Managers
Container(s)
Description
Dates
Box
Folder
3 1 Collector & Informant Release forms 18 November 2005-29 July 2006.
3 2 Dick Carter oral history interview transcript, Logan, Utah
Topics: Carter's thoughts on creation of the Utah Wilderness Association; the events surrounding the creation of the Utah Wilderness Act; the events surrounding conservation following the passage of the Act. (Interview tapes included in Box 4
11 January 2006.
3 3 Dick Carter oral history interview transcript.
Topics: Wilderness and Utah, the Utah Wilderness Association, etc. (Interview tapes included in Box 4)
11 January 2006.
3 4 Dick Carter oral history interview transcript.
Topics: Thoughts on Project 2000; the Coalition for Utah's Wilderness; the Bureau of Land Management's wilderness process. (Interview tapes included in Box 4)
14 March 2006
3 5 Wayne McCormack oral history interview transcript
Topics: Includes involvement in the Utah Wilderness Association, role in the litigation, etc. (Interview tape included in Box 4)
18 July 2006
3 6 Mark McKeough oral history interview transcript, Salt Lake City, Utah
Topics: Background information; involvement in the Utah Wilderness Association, thoughts on events during UWA. (Interview tape included in Box 4)
29 July 2006

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Adam Luke Oral History Collection with Land Use Managers--Cassette Tapes
Container(s)
Description
Dates
Box
Folder
4 1 Interview with Dick Carter, Logan, Utah Tape 1 of 2
Topics: Utah Wilderness Association, public lands, wilderness
11 January 2006
4 2 Interview with Dick Carter, Logan, Utah Tape 2 of 2
Topics: Utah Wilderness Association, public lands, wilderness
11 January 2006
4 3 Interview with Dick Carter, Logan, Utah Tape 1 of 2
Topics: Information on the Utah Wilderness Association
14 March 2006
4 4 Interview with Dick Carter, Logan, Utah Tape 2 of 2
Topics: Information on the Utah Wilderness Association
14 March 2006
4 5 Interview with Wayne McCormack, Salt Lake City, Utah Tape 1 of 1
Topics: Information on the Utah Wilderness Association
18 July 2006
4 6 Interview with Mark McKeough, Salt Lake City, Utah Tape 1 of 1
Topics: Information on the Utah Wilderness Association
29 July 2006
4 7 Interview with Steve Flint, Logan, Utah Tape 1 of 1
Topics: Utah Wilderness Association, wilderness in Utah
2 December 2005
4 8 Interview with Jim Pissot, Canmore, Alberta, Canada Tape 1 of 2
Topics:Information on the Utah Wilderness Association
4 July 2006
4 9 Interview with Jim Pissot, Canmore, Alberta, Canada Tape 2 of 2
Topics:Information on the Utah Wilderness Association
4 July 2006
4 10 Interview with Rick Van Wagenen, Logan, Utah, Tape 1 of 1
Topics:Information on the Utah Wilderness Association
28 July 2006
4 11 Interview with Richard Warnick, Salt Lake City, Utah, Tape 1 of 1
Topics:Information on the Utah Wilderness Association
29 July 2006
4 12 Interview with George Nickas, Logan, Utah, Tape 1 of 1
Topics:Information on the Utah Wilderness Association
4 August 2006
4 13 Interview with Margaret Pettis, Hyrum, Utah, Tape 1 of 2
Topics:Information on the Utah Wilderness Association
15 August 2006
4 14 Interview with Margaret Pettis, Hyrum, Utah, Tape 2 of 2
Topics:Information on the Utah Wilderness Association
15 August 2006
4 15 Interview with David Jorgensen, Salt Lake City, Utah, Tape 1 of 2
Topics:Information on the Utah Wilderness Association
24 August 2006
4 16 Interview with David Jorgensen, Salt Lake City, Utah, Tape 2 of 2
Topics:Information on the Utah Wilderness Association
24 August 2006

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Michele A. Welch Collection: "The Utah Women's Walk"
Container(s)
Description
Dates
Box
Folder
5 1 Michele A. Welch Papers (4 items)
Item 1:Letter from Michele A. Welch to Randy Williams concerning interview donation
Item 2:Letter from Randy Williams to Michele A. Welch accepting donation
Item 3:Collector Release Form
Item 4:Michele A. Welch's Thesis: (a) transcript & (b) CD
18 June 2008
5 2 Informant Release Forms
5 3 Interview with Ruby Chacon
Topics: Chacon's growing up years in Salt Lake City, Utah; interest in art; Chicano culture (Includes 2 tapes)
21 March 2006
5 4 Interviews with Maxine Conder
Topics: Conder's growing up years in American Fork and Tooele, Utah; service in United States Navy Nurse Corps. (Includes 2 tapes)
14 March 2006, August 6, 2007
5 5 Interview with Patricia "Trix" Cosgriff Dahl
Topics: Dahl gives a life sketch of her mother, Enid Barr Cosgriff; work with the Junior League, Ballet West, Bees Baseball team and the Catholic Church (Includes 1 tape)
11 July 2006
5 6 Interviews with Rose Ann Gunther
Topics: Gunther's growing up years with her blind mother; humanitarian work as LDS Stake Young Women and Relief Society President, involvement in humanitarian shipments to Chad, Africa; involvement in the American Fork Literacy Center; experiences raising thirteen foster children.
9 & 30 November 2005
5 7 Interview with Ardeth G. Kapp
Topics: Kapp's life sketch, including growing up years in Canada, marriage to Heber, her teaching career, and leadership roles in the General Young Women Presidency of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (Includes 1 tape)
18 April 2006
5 8 Interview with Zeese Papanikolas
Topics:Papanikolas gives a life sketch of his mother, ethnic historian Helen Zeese Papanikolas, including her writing career as well as her role as a mentor to young historians (Includes 1 tape)
17 October 2006
5 9 Interview with Mae Timbimboo Parry
Topics:Parry's life sketch, including growing up years in Washakie, Utah, and being first Indian to graduate from Bear River High School. Parry relates memories of her grandfather, Yeager Timbimboo, and her appointment as story keeper of the Shoshone massacre at Bear River. She also talks about her husband, Grant, beadworking, and being named Utah's Honorary Mother of the Year. (Includes 2 tapes)
2 May 2006

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Rula Bell Smart Collection (Collector: Jay Wilde & Lisa Duskin-Goede)
Container(s)
Description
Dates
Box
Folder
6 1 The Good Ol' Days: In the Words of Rula Bell Smart
Rula Bell Smart interview transcript, includes images; dedication; letter to Jay Wilde from Ms. Smart; names and places lists (2 copies)
2008
6 2 Collection paperwork
Item 1:Collector release form: Lisa Duskin-Goede
Item 2:Editor's Note: Lisa Duskin-Goede
Item 3:Interview questions
Item 4:Release forms
2007-2009

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Rula Bell Smart Collection Media
Container(s)
Description
Box
7
Item 1:Interview cassette tape: 1 side a & b, 12 November 2007
Item 2:Interview cassette tape: 2 side a & b,19 November 2007
Item 3:CD copy of cassette tape 1 side a (2 copies), 12 November 2007
Item 4:CD copy of cassette tape 1 side b (2 copies, 12 November 2007)
Item 5:CD copy of cassette tape 2 side a (2 copies), 19 November 2007
Item 6:CD copy of cassette tape 2 side b (2 copies), 19 November 2007
Item 7:CD of Rula Bell Smart Collection documents (2 copies), 2007-2008

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Subjects

    • Subject Terms :
    • Folklore--Utah.
    • Oral history--Utah.

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