Guide to the A. Ray Oliver photograph collection,
1898-1964

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Overview of the Collection

Creator: Oliver, A. Ray, b. 1884
Title: A. Ray Oliver photograph collection
Dates: 1898-1964 ( inclusive )
Quantity: 1 box
Collection Number: USU_P0332
Summary: This collection consists of 50 images that are glued onto the verso side of an 168 page autobiography of A. Ray Oliver entitled, "One Pin Head." The images range from 1898-1964 and document the life of Oliver including education, travel, family, career, and retirement.
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

A. Ray Oliver was born on September 8, 1884 in Spring Creek, Missouri. In 1900 he moved to Provo, Utah to work for the Telluride Power Company. Oliver spent time working in Provo, Telluride, Logan, and Niagra Falls. In 1907 he attended the University of Missouri where he played football. He graduated in 1910 with a degree in engineering and received a master's degree in mechanical engineering from Cornell in 1911. After graduation Oliver continued to work for the Telluride Power Company (later changed to Utah Power and Light) in a variety of capacities including electrical engineer and power plant supervisor in Hyrum and Olmstead, Utah. In 1920 he moved to California to work for the Goodyear Rubber Company. In 1923 he and his family moved to Chicago where he worked as an account collector until 1933. In 1933 they moved back to St. Charles where Oliver worked as a civil engineer for the Public Works Administration (P.W.A.) and the Defense Housing Administration. In 1914 Lola Castlio and Oliver were married in St. Charles, Missouri and the couple had two children (Ray Jr. and Lola). After Lola's death in 1945 Oliver was remarried to Ludine Lilian in 1946.

Content Description

This collection consists of 50 images that are glued onto the verso side of an 168 page autobiography of A. Ray Oliver entitled, "One Pin Head." The images range from 1898-1964 and document the life of Oliver including education, travel, family, career, and retirement.

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 A. Ray Oliver photograph collection must be obtained from the Special Collections Photograph Curator and/or the Special Collections Department Head.

Preferred Citation :  

A. Ray Oliver photograph collection, 1898-1964. (P0332). Utah State University. Special Collections & Archives Department.

Administrative Information

Arrangement :

Arrangement: Topical.

Acquisition Information :  

Aquisition information is unknown

Processing Note :  

Register completed by Daniel Davis, September 2007.


Detailed Description of the Collection

Box
Folder
1 1 1:01: Oliver Plantation - Fayetteville, Arkansas
1 1 1:02: Automobile 1898
1 1 1:03: Win, Ray, and George Oliver, May Ann Enyart Oliver 1898
1 1 1:04: Mary Ann Enyart Oliver 1910
1 1 1:05: View of Telluride and surrounding mountains
1 1 1:06: Gambling hall in Telluride
1 2 2:01: One mile of electrical cable loaded on fifty burros in Telluride headed for the mines
1 2 2:02: Burros in downtown Telluride dragging timber for the props in the mines
1 2 2:03: Downtown Telluride in winter
1 2 2:04: Junious Gordon examines one of the earliest dial telephones at a museum
1 2 2:05: A bear killed by A. Ray Oliver
1 2 2:06: Dr. Schurman(?) and Oliver on top of Mt. Timpanogos 1908
1 2 2:07: Lola Castlio swimming at Saltair on the Great Salt Lake 1908
1 3 3:01: Coach Roper and football team on Rollins Field, University of Missouri fall of 1909
1 3 3:02: Lola in the dress she wore to the Senior Ball, University of Missouri 1910
1 3 3:03: A. Ray Oliver, University of Missouri 1910
1 3 3:04: Lola in pasture in front of her birthplace in Howell summer of 1910
1 3 3:05: Steinmetz Club, Univeristy of Missouri 1910
1 3 3:06: Southeast corner of room of Andy Anderson and Oliver, Telluride House, Cornell University 1910-1911
1 3 3:07: Hyrum Power Plant September 1955
1 3 3:08: The first electric stove in Utah fall 1913
1 3 3:09: The first electric washing machine in Utah fall 1913
1 3 3:10: The first electric washing machine in Utah fall 1913
1 3 3:11: The first electric washing machine in Utah fall 1913
1 4 4:01: Electric washing machine
1 4 4:02: Ray Oliver in front of Riverdale power house September 1955
1 4 4:03: Superintendent's house at Riverdale, Utah 1955
1 4 4:04: Power house, pressure box, and railroad Bridge, at Olmsted, Utah
1 4 4:05: Pressure box and Mountain behind Olmsted power station
1 4 4:06: Olmsted power station
1 4 4:07: Electric laboratory, stone cottage, superintendent's cottage, and Provo river in foreground
1 4 4:08: Lola at camp at Bright Angel Point, North Rim of the Grand Canyon 1918
1 4 4:09: Olmstead quarters building 1955
1 4 4:10: Superintendent's house at Olmsted, Utah 1919
1 5 5:01: Lola, Bette, Ray Jr
1 5 5:02: Oliver in his office in Chicago, 1927-1932
1 6 6:01: Oliver Ray Jr. and his wife Melba Kriegger
1 6 6:02: Bette, Paula, and dog in St. Charles 1943
1 6 6:03: Oliver and Lola with grandchildren 1945
1 6 6:04: Paula, Paul, Lee and Bette, (Oliver's daughter, son-in-law, and two children) 1946
1 6 6:05: Lilian and Oliver after their marriage in Jennings, Missouri December 15, 1946
1 7 7:01: Ludine Lilian Oliver and Oliver December 15, 1948
1 7 7:02: Portrait of A. Ray Oliver in St. Charles 1948
1 7 7:03: Ludine Lilian Oliver and Lilian in St. Charles 1949
1 7 7:04: Oliver with his cousins Kate and Rachel at their plantation home, Fayetteville, Arkansas 1952
1 7 7:05: Oliver reunion at home of Ethel Olover and Ike Cook, Fayetteville, Arkansas 1953
1 7 7:06: Ludine and Arolynn with Oliver at Mark Twain Cave, Hannibal, Missouri 1955
1 7 7:07: Lee Oliver Elsner in his band uniform, Atherton, California
1 7 7:08: Arolynn on a horse ready to guide over the trail at the Daniel Boone home November 1964
1 7 7:09: Oliver on a horse on his 80th birthday at the Daniel Boone home

Subjects

    • Personal Names :
    • Oliver, A. Ray, b. 1884

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