Guide to the Joseph Arch Geddes photograph collection,
1915-1965

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Overview of the Collection

Creator: Geddes, Joseph A. (Joseph Arch), b. 1884
Title: Joseph Arch Geddes photograph collection
Dates: 1915-1965 ( inclusive )
1910-1959 ( bulk )
Quantity: 1 box (0.25 linear ft. )
Collection Number: USU_P0112
Summary: 13 photographs taken from the 1910s to the 1950s. Included are two photographs of Oneida Stake Academy faculty and eleven images that were probably taken during Geddes' tenure at Utah State University.
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

Dr. Joseph A. Geddes was born in Plain City, Utah on November 27, 1884. His education consisted of an A.B. from Brigham Young College and Ph.D. from Columbia University. Dr. Geddes was an instructor at the Oneida Academy in Preston, Idaho from 1910-1912 and principal between 1914-1919. After working as a professor at Brigham Young College from 1922-1926 he came to Logan as an associate professor in the economics and sociology department. He was promoted to the head of the department in 1931 and as the director of the social work division in 1938. He was an active member of the Consumer's Cooperative Association where he served as chairman of the State Self-Help Cooperative Association as well as on the board of directors and the executive committee.

In 1914 Geddes married Grace Woolley and the couple would have five children. He died on March 31, 1981 in Centerville, Utah.

Content Description

The Joseph A. Geddes collection consists of 13 photographs taken from the 1910s to the 1950s. Included are two photographs of Oneida Stake Academy faculty and eleven images that were probably taken during Geddes' tenure at Utah State University.

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 Joseph Arch Geddes photograph collection> must be obtained from the Special Collections Photograph Curator and/or the Special Collections Department Head.

Preferred Citation :  

Joseph Arch Geddes photograph collection, 1915-1965. (P0112). Utah State University. Special Collections & Archives Department.

Administrative Information

Arrangement :

Organized numerical by photo number.

Acquisition Information :  

Gift of Dr. Joseph Arch Geddes.

Processing Note :  

Register completed by Kellie Buckner, October 2003.

Related Materials :  

Joseph Arch Geddes papersCOLL MS 75


Detailed Description of the Collection

Oneida Stake Academy, Preston, Idaho
Container(s)
Description
Dates
box
folder
1 1
1:01: Real photo postcard of faculty. Top Row: George A. Witcox-custodian, Harison Maughan, Charles J. Engar, Alma D. Erickson, George Nelson. Middle Row: Lavinia (Sp?) Maughan, Oswold Christensen-first councillor, Joseph A. Geddes-Principal, Joseph W. Olsen-second councillor, unknown woman. Bottom Row: Louise Ogden, Coach Nielson, Anne Packer-Librarian 1915

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Oneida Stake Academy, Preston, Idaho
Container(s)
Description
Dates
box
folder
1 2
1:02: Group portrait. Oneida Stake Academy Faculty. Top Row: George Nelson, C.J. Engar, Harrison R. Merrill, Alma D. Erickson, Ches Cutler. Middle Row: Ruth Chadwick, Oswold Christensen, Joseph A. Geddes-Principal, Joseph W. Olsen, Nettie Petersen. Bottom Row, Levenia (Sp?) Maughan 1917 or 1918

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Logan Consumers Cooperative Association
Container(s)
Description
box
folder
1 3
1:03: Snapshot of Logan Consumers Cooperative Association Committee

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Group shots, 1930s-1950s
Container(s)
Description
Dates
box
folder
1 4
1:04:01: Open house in faculty lounge honoring Dr.Joseph Arch Geddes and wife Grace. E.G. Peterson, Frederick Champ, Daryl Chase and Milton R. Merrill in photograph
1:04:02: Open house in faculty lounge honoring Dr.Joseph Arch Geddes and wife Grace. E.G. Peterson, Frederick Champ, Daryl Chase and Milton R. Merrill in photograph
1:04:03: Open house in faculty lounge honoring Dr.Joseph Arch Geddes and wife Grace. E.G. Peterson, Frederick Champ, Daryl Chase and Milton R. Merrill in photograph
1:04:04: Unknown Group snapshot. Joseph Geddes in the photograph
1:04:05: Unknown Group snapshot. Joseph Geddes in the photograph
1:04:06: Unknown Group snapshot
1:04:07: Unknown Group snapshot
1:04:08: Unknown Group snapshot
1:04:09: Unknown Group snapshot
1:04:10: Unknown Group snapshot

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Subjects

    • Personal Names :
    • Geddes, Joseph A. (Joseph Arch), b. 1884--Photographs.
    • Corporate Names :
    • Oneida Stake Academy (Preston, Idaho)--Faculty--Photographs.
    • Utah State University--Faculty--Photographs.

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