Guide to the Anderson Photograph Studio archive,

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Overview of the Collection

Creator: Anderson Photograph Studio (Preston, Idaho)
Title: Anderson Photograph Studio archive
Dates: 1940-1975 ( inclusive )
Quantity: 2 boxes (186 items )
Collection Number: USU_P0252
Summary: Collection of photographs taken in the late 1940s to 1975 by Anderson Photograph Studio. Most are photographs taken around Preston, Idaho and Franklin County, Idaho. Subjects include various Preston High School groups and activities; civic, church, and social groups; a man-hunt from the 1960's; boy scouts; individual portraits; and various buildings and facilities such as the Franklin County Courthouse, Franklin Café, Mountain Bell building, O.K. Tire Shop, California Packing Company, and sugar beet factories.
Repository: Utah State University, Merrill-Cazier Library, Special Collections and Archives Division
Contact Information: Special Collections and Archives
Merrill-Cazier Library
Utah State University
Logan, UT
Telephone: 435-797-2663
Fax: 435-797-2880
Languages: Collection materials are in English. 
Sponsor: Library Services and Technology Act (LSTA) grant, 2007-2008

Biographical Note

Studio located in Preston, Idaho.

Content Description

The Anderson Studio photograph collection consists of 186 mostly unidentified images. These black-and-white photos date from the 1940s to the early 1970s and, with a few exceptions, were taken in and around Preston, Idaho. Included are images of agriculture, Preston High School activities, individual portraits, a man-hunt from the 1960s, accidents, the Preston sugar beet factory, boy scouts, civic and LDS Church groups, and Preston businesses.

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 Anderson Photograph Studio archive must be obtained from the Special Collections Photograph Curator and/or the Special Collections Department Head.

Alternative Forms Available :  

View selected digitized images from the Anderson Photograph Studio archive

Preferred Citation :  

Anderson Photograph Studio archive, 1940-1975. (P0252). Utah State University. Special Collections & Archives Department.

Administrative Information

Arrangement :

Organized numerical by photo number.

Acquisition Information :  

These photographs were given to Newell Hart by Anderson Studio via Karol L. Anderson in 1975.

Processing Note :  

Register completed by Peter F. Schmid, June 1998, and revised by Daniel Davis, January 2008.

Detailed Description of the Collection

1 1:001-012: Automobile accidents, fires, and train wrecks 1945-1965
1 1:07: Train wreck
1 1:013-017: Preston High School graduation groups including 1962
1 1:17: Preston High School Graduation 1962
1 1:018-024: Preston High School theatre productions
1 1:025-026: Preston High School chorus
1 1:027: Preston High School basketball including team of 1963
1 1:028-037: Preston High School football
1 1:038-039: Preston High School reunion groups, classes of 1931 and 1944
1 1:040-045: Miscellaneous portraits
1 1:046: Open casket funderal for an infant
1 1:047-048: Bean crops: a stringing machine and a school group visiting a bean farm
1 1:049-078: Miscellaneous adult groups, including the Lions Club, men receiving Utah Power and Light safety awards, women cooking, LDS Church and civic groups. Some are undoubtedly educators
1 1:079: Five fishermen with a large catch, probably salmon
1 1:080-084: Pictures of a manhunt and two captured men (one of whom is African-American) and a cache of guns. Also a photograph of a First Security Bank of Idaho vault that appears to have been blown open, perhaps the cause of the manhunt ca. 1965
1 1:085-088: Ceremony for the "Parking Meters Last Rites" on the steps of the Franklin County Court House 1956
1 1:089-092: Boy Scout (Explorer Scouts) activities, Troop 137
1 1:093-097: Interiors and exteriors of Preston sugar beet factory including the Lime Kiln, Franklin County Sugar Co
1 1:098-099: Man in a wheelchair, also using an iron lung[?]
1 1:100-101: Irrigation canal and diversion dam, probably on the Bear River
1 1:102-166: Copy prints of historic photographs, including several of Grace, Idaho around the turn of the century. Includes store interiors, family group portraits, basketball, wagons, early automobiles, dam building, civic groups, homes, bands, football, salmon, agriculture, and the Providence Ward School from 1902
1 1:167: Aerial view of Preston 1948
1 1:168: View of the Franklin County Court House
1 1:169: View of the Franklin Café
1 1:170: A Massey-Ferguson store
1 1:171: Preston 4th Ward church under demolition 1963
1 1:172-173: Interiors of an auto garage
1 1:174: A Massey-Ferguson store
1 1:175: Mountain Bell telephone building
1 1:176: View looking east in Logan, Utah, from west part of city toward mouth of Logan Canyon showing the O.K. Tire Shop in the foreground
1 1:177-186: Miscellaneous scenes including Weston Canyon, agriculture, what appears to be a power station and a mining operation in the mountains
2 2:01-02: Preston High School graduation groups
2 2:03: Preston High School chorus
2 2:04-06: Miss Franklin County and attendants 1962
2 2:07: Wedding portrait
2 2:08: California Packing Co. plant
2 2:09-10: Sugar beet factory views

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    • Corporate Names :
    • Anderson Photograph Studio (Preston, Idaho)
    • Franklin County Courthouse (Preston, Idaho)--Photographs.
    • Preston High School (Preston, Idaho)--Photographs.
    • Utah State University. Libraries. Special Collections and Archives.  ( contributor)
    • Geographical Names :
    • Franklin County (Idaho)--Buildings, structures, etc.--Photographs.
    • Franklin County (Idaho)--Photographs.
    • Grace (Idaho)--Photographs.
    • Preston (Idaho)--Buildings, structures, etc.--Photographs.
    • Preston (Idaho)--Photographs.
    • Preston (Idaho)--Social life and customs--Photographs.

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