Approximately 202 photographs depicting both the
public and private life of this Utah statesman. Pictures range from Briant's college
education at BYU in Provo, Utah, to his sheep-ranching days in Vernal and the Uintah
Mountains, to his public service as a politician for the state of Utah. Interspersed
throughout the photos of business and public service are pictures of family and
recreation. Also included is an image of Stringham with President Lyndon B. Johnson.
Utah State University. Special Collections and Archives Photograph Collection
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Collection materials are in English.
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Briant H. Stringham, also known throughout his life as "Bry" or "B.H.," was born in
April of 1889 to Philip and Caroline Stringham in Ashley Valley (near Vernal), Utah
Territory. As a young man, he attended BYU where he studied education, but after a brief
teaching career he returned to his beloved Vernal to pursue sheep-ranching with his
brother. This change of career led to success for Briant in the world of business where
he not only raised and traded livestock, but also worked as the president of Hotel
Vernal for eighteen years. The leadership skills and professional connections Briant
acquired during this period would later benefit him as he served four terms as a
legislator in the Utah House of Representatives, two terms as a state senator, and four
terms as mayor of Vernal. Briant was an ardent advocate of conservation and land
reclamation in the West, and both during and after his public service, he played an
important role in the passage of such legislation as the Taylor Grazing Act and the
development of the Colorado River Storage Project.
The Briant H. Stringham Photograph Collection contains one box of approximately 202
photographs depicting both the public and private life of this Utah Statesman. Pictures
range from Briant's college education at BYU in Provo, Utah, to his sheep-ranching days
in Vernal and the Uintah Mountains, to his public service as a politician for the state
of Utah. Interspersed throughout the photos of business and public service are pictures
of family and recreation. Also included is an image of Stringham with President Lyndon
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Briant H. Stringham photograph collection, 1889-1983. (P0365). Utah State University.
Special Collections & Archives Department.
There is no particular order, chronological or otherwise, for photograph arrangement
within the collection.
Acquisition Information :
Donated in 1999 by Edna J. Stringham
Processing Note :
These images were separated from the Briant H. Stringham Coll Mss 48. Register completed
by Adam Dunn, December 2007.
01:08: 1947 Philip Stringham Family. Taken after dinner
at new Hotel Vernal where B.H. Stringham was president
01:10: Briant H. Stringham Family Photo Album. Consists
of images from the Vernal area and from Oahu, Hawaii. Included are images of
natives, buildings, agriculture, and Stringham with unidentified companions
swimming, eating, and preparing foot. It is unclear if Stringham served a mission
in Hawaii or if he vacationed there
01:12: Boarding buses for the tour on March 29, at the
01:13: Touring Board Members and delegates examine area
map at proposed Ruby Mountain Rest Stop. San Bernardino County
01:14: Assistant Secretary of the Interior Anderson,
Director Stoddard, California State Senator Farr and Panel members at Flyers'
Wall, Mission Inn. L to R- Ian Campbell, California State Division of Mines and
Geology, Ben Glading, California Department of Fish and Game, L. Freeman, San
Diego Union and Evening Tribune, Samuel Wood, Executive Director, California
Tomorrow Director Stoddard, Senator Farr, Assistant Secretary Anderson, Michael J.
McCloskey, Sierra Club, Harold R. Hochmuth, Douglas Aircraft, Robert Rierson,
Western Livestock Marketing Information Project, Denver, Colorado
01:15: BLM Director Charles H. Stoddard, Assistant
Secretary of the Interior Harry R. Anderson, California State Senator, the
Honorable Fred S. Farr
01:16: Brunel Christiansen, California Advisory Board
01:17: Mrs. Nancy E. Smith, Board of Supervisors, San
Bernardino County, and Member, Public Land Law Review Commission
01:18: Dr. Gerhard N. Rostvold, Member of National
Advisory Board Council, California
01:19: Mr. Leonard Horn, National Advisory Board Council
01:20: Mr. Bruce Anderson, National Advisory Board
Council Member, Colorado
01:21: Mr. Bruce Bowler, National Advisory Board Council
01:22: Resource Management Committee
01:23: Public Use Committee
01:24: Tour Stop at North Entrance to Cedar Springs
Reservoir proposed site, San Bernardino County
01:25: Tour Stop at Lucerne Valley Park, San Bernardino
01:26: California 1975, "Farming is everybody's bread and
butter," Utah Livestock Production Credit Association. L-R- 1) ?, 2) John
Jorgensen, 3) Richard Phillips, 4) J.R. Broadbent, 5) B.H. Stringham, 6) Vance
01:28: "Bryant H. Stringham with his sheep."
01:29: Stringham Cabin
01:30: BLM advisory board 1962. Members of the Bureau of
Land Management Advisory Board meet in the Cooper Bldg. Standing L-R- Willis
Stevens, Harold Calder, cattlemen; Lyman Merkley, wildlife; Floyd E. Lamb, W. Reed
Taylor, cattlemen; Bert T. Coleman, sheepman. Seated- Ralph Siddoway, A. Wright
Dickinson, Sheepmen; B.H. Stringham, chairman for sheepman; L. Glenn Murray,
chairman for cattlemen, and Clifton W. McCoy, sheepman
01:31: Oil Discovery in Ashley Field
01:32: R. Stringham and Grand Hacking, kids on
01:33: Beginning of construction of Strawberry Dam. B.H.
01:34: Vernal area chamber of commerce. Kenneth Aycock,
Pres.; B.H. Stringham
01:52: "One of the stock ponds on B.H. Stringham's range
on Diamond Mountain."
01:53: "B.H. Stringham looks over grass seeding along a
gas pipeline which crosses his range on Diamond Mountain."
01:54: Jim Nickel
01:55: Saltair Postcard, color
01:56: "Lone-Meter" Postcard near Lonetree,
01:57: B.H. Stringham Day. L-R- Gov. Clyde, B.H.
Stringham, Harvey Fletcher, Pres. of U of U, and U.S. Rep. Burton. "Pee-Chee All
Season Portfolio- April 2 1966, B.H. Stringham Day photo
01:58: Uintah Conservancy District, Board Members- M.
Merkley, L. Siddoway, L. Pickup, B.H. Stringham, D. Merrill, M. Snow, H. Colton,
N. Haslam, W. Hammond
01:59: Signing of Jansen Unit- Seated- H.W. Colton, Tom,
Dave Crandall, B.H. Stringham, L.Y. Siddoway, Morgan Merkley. Standing- H.
Pierson, J. Jensen, A. Kay, M. Snow, G. Harmston, Davis Morril, Niles Hasham,
01:60: Central Utah Water Con. District members and
01:61: Postcard from W. Glenn Barnes, from this postcard,
we learn that B.H. Stringham went by "Bry" short for Bryant
20 June 1965
01:62: Man and two donkeys or mules
01:63: Last minute trimmings by Juanita and
01:64: B.H. Stringham home
01:65: Near Pat's Hole on Green River
01:66: B.H. Stringham color photo of home
01:67: B.H. Stringham, grand marshall president.
01:68: Ute called "Crazy Indian."
01:69: Sheering sheep in a bower, photo by L.A.
01:70: Signing Vernal Project Reservoir. L-R- Congressman
A. Dixon, Sen. Bennett, Sen. Watkins, Congressman Dawson, Sec. of Interior Harry
01:71: "Catch in the Uintah Mountains," boy holding
01:72: "On the way to Pat's Hole, Colo."
01:73: Sign at Stringham Cabin
01:74: Pool near cabin
01:75: Restored Stringham family cabin
01:76: Experimenting with purebred sheep
01:77: Gov. Clyde with B.H. Stringham and others. Photo
taken in Kanab, Utah
July 23, 1957
01:78: Stringham Reunion
01:79: Ted Crawford, B.H. Stringham, John Carpenter,
Veigh Cummings, Newell Johnson. Men looking at paper
01:80: Group of Sheepmen
01:81: Group of sheepmen looking over Stringham Spring
Fall Range, large duplicate
01:82: B.H. Stringham pointing out items on a map
01:83: Dr. Worthen, B.H. Stringham, regents
9 June 1967
01:84: Dr. Worthen, B.H. Stringham, Roy Simmons, Col.
01:85: "Farming is everybody's bread and butter," signed
01:86: Celebration of completion of Glenn Canyon Dam.
Fabian, chairman of Utah State Parks and B.H. Stringham
July 23, 1957
01:87: Philip Stringham Family
01:88: Stringham Family
1947 or 1949
01:89: Portfolio "Bureau of Land Management. National
Advisory Board members visit the Floyd Lee Ranch near San Mateo, New Mexico,
accompanied by BLM representatives. July 14-15, 1960. There are 27 photos: 1)
Charles P. Meade, Associate Director Bureau of Land Management, 2) Gathering at
Floyd Lee Ranch in preparation of first day field trip, 3) Mr. Lee by his pickup,
4) Professor Leeds, 5) Professor Knox, 6) First Stop- Mr. Lee expounding his views
and theories, 7) Shoemaker's Awl, 8) We stop for lunch. Green Chili Sandwiches, 9)
The ladies ate first, 10) Mr. Meade is impressed, 11) We examine an application of
Mr. Lee's reforestation theory, 12) Barren of trees- foreground; thick stand of
young trees- background, 13) Chow time for lady riders, 14) Branding at the Lee
Ranch, 15) Miss Lee is the roper, 16) The flankers take over, 17) The ranch-house
patio, the swimming pool, 18) A 100-year-old vine, 19) The front entrance to Floyd
Lee's hacienda, 20) The Advisory Board meeting, 21) Judge Dan Hughes. Chairman of
the Board, 22) Views on the Rio Puerco, July 16, 1960, 23) Near Coal Mine
retention dam, 24) El Cabezon, 25) Erosion, 26) Espiritu Santo, 27) One Group
July 14-15, 1960
01:90: The Utah Wool Grower newsletter Vol. 2, No. 8
01:91: Christmas card by William T. Miller
01:92: D. Jenkins and son
01:93: D. Jenkins and son
01:94: D. Jenkins working on ranch in winter
01:95: Photo of Bry Stringham
01:96: Destruction of vegetation during construction of
01:97: Photo of General Livestock Trip. First Row: L-R-
Neal Black, George H. Swift, Jr., T.R. Greathouse, E.F. Swift, Wallace W. Wolf,
R.W. Reneker, E.J. Crofoot. Joe W. Entz, P.E. Petty, Jim Henry, E.F. Huskisson,
Jerry B. Davis. Second Row- Carl Strobel, Robert F. Corn, Walter Nelson, Robert
Fay, H.F. Morris, William E. Bensley, J.A. Copeland, W. Comer Sims, Clifford
Barker, Dale Hunziger, Henry Knochenmus, George G. Pick, George S. Spencer, T.W.
Glaze, Third Row- Lloyd W. Bergsma, George Borelli, Ray Schneider, William C.
Davis, C.C. Bowen, Doyle J. Matthews, G.C. Magruder, Jr., Vincent Crane, Hugh C.
Winslow, Robert P. Bledsoe, B.H. Stringham, Dwayne Martin, H.M.
01:98: B.H. Stringham, Sheepman, Hugh Colton, Cattleman.
Diamond Mtn. Cattlemen moving cattle to new pasture
01:99: Women's club dining and lobbying in D.C.
01:100: Philip Stringham-Father at 84. Caroline Crouch
Stringham as young woman, died at 54
01:101: Catherine Chipman Stringham Family
01:102: Bry and Children
16 December 1974
01:103: Briant, Bea, Ray-Last surviving children of 12
15 July 1973
01:104: Daughters and in-laws
16 December 1974
01:105: President for four years, Vernal
01:106: Bry Stringham Day, photo with Governor Clyde,
B.H.S., Dr. Fletcher, Congressman Burton
01:107: Three Generations of Stringham women, Dorothy S.
Searle, Catherine C. Stringham, Sharon S. Olson
01:108: B.Y.U. band
01:109: Ralph and Sharon Olsen family. Sharon was
01:110: Tree turns a beautiful golden color
01:111: Flaming Gorge Dam
01:112: B.H. Stringham Family
16 December 1971
01:113: oolgrowers Convention Banquet, Hotel Vernal
01:114: Dedication of Starvation Bridge
01:115: Gov. Rampton cutting ribbon at dedication of
01:116: Drilling in Uintah Basin. Turned out to be a
01:117: Bry Stringham Day, Dos and Ray Rosebaugh and Bry
01:118: "Four Generations" Stephen, Bry, Kirt(Kirk) and
01:119: Birthday card from wife
01:120: Bry Stringham Day, Gov. Clyde, B.H., Dr. Fletcher,
Pres. of U of U, and Rep. Burton
01:121: 12 June 1912, married
01:122: Christmas card from Lyn, Eleanore and
01:123: BYU band, B.H. Stringham at bottom right with drum
sticks in his hands. Robert Sauer band leader
01:124: Granddaughter Debbie Stringham
01:125: Richard Phillips, Utah Livestock Association
1970 Holiday card
01:126: BYU graduation, class of 1912. B.H. Stringham
01:127: BYU Orchestra, B.H. played drums, Catherine played
piano, they were later married in 1912. Pro. Goodman, Leader
01:128: Founder's Day, Provo Ut. Drummer in BYU band
01:129: Main Street Provo. Commencement
01:130: Gate presented to BYU by graduation class of 1912,
B.H. Stringham Pres. of Class
01:131: Gov. Clyde and B.H. Stringham at Harpers
Corner-Green River near Echo Park dam-site in the distance
01:132: Picture taken on steps of Joseph P. Hacking house,
5 brothers-nephews and son sitting on my lap-B.H.S
01:133: Orange Tree, Mesa Arizona, B.H.
01:134: Mesa Arizona Temple
01:135: Hotel Barbershop, B.H. Stringham was Pres. of
Hotel Vernal for 18 years
01:136: BLM National Advisory Council Meeting, D.C. B.H.
Stringham was a board member for 24 years
01:137: BLM Grazing Board, District 8, Uintah and
01:138: PCA Board- Delbert Chipman, B.H. Stringham, John
Jorgensen, R. Moon, Jay Broadbent, and Stanley Peters
01:139: Utah Water and Power Board at Vernal,
01:140: Washington D.C. Promoting Colorado River Project
15 March 1955
01:141: B.H. Stringham representing Governor Lee at USU
01:142: B.H. Stringham, L.Y. Siddoway, and Frank Clinton.
- First payment in the Basin Fund, Upper Colorado River Project
27 December 1962
01:143: Washington D.C.- Promoting Colorado River Storage
Project, matters referring to Dinosaur National Monument. Seated L-R- Sent
Bennett, Conrad North. Standing L-R- Jess Lombard, L.Y. Siddoway, H.W. Colton,
01:144: Hospital Drive Photo with City Council and
01:145: Hotel Vernal, built 1947 by local group, B.H.
Stringham Pres. for 18 years
01:146: James Nickell and Albert Murray: sheephands
employed by Stringham. Ned Stringham at the back of the herd
01:147: Green River, Family Photo
01:148: Pond and children, owned by son, Dr. Paul
01:149: B.H. Stringham turning the presidency of the Utah
Municipal League over to J.W. Gillman
01:150: Advisory Board Meeting, Washington
01:151: April 6-8 Nat'l Advisory Board Meeting, Washington
01:152: NWRA at Las Vegas, Central Utah Water Conservancy
District. Commissioner Ellis L. Armstrong meets with the Central Utah Water
Conservancy District, and the Uintah Water Conservancy District at the NWRA
Convention in Salt Lake City, Utah. Present were Ival Goslin, Daniel F. Lawrence,
R. Elgin Gardner, Palmer Delong, Clyde Richie, Robert B. Hilbert, Lynn S. Ludlow,
Virge N. Brown, Briant H. Stringham, John A. Lambert, Charles W. Wilson, L.Y.
Siddoway, Melvin B. White, Sterling D. Jones, C. Rell Swensen, Leo L. Brady,
Wallace T. Jeffery, W. Fairchild, J.O. Brien, R.G. Robison, Jr., M.N. Langley, and
Commissioner Ellis L. Armstrong
28 November 1972
01:153: Reunion, Bry, Bea, and Ray, Maeser Schoolhouse
14 July 1973
01:154: National Advisory Board, BLM
01:155: John N. Davis Sheep, watering at the mouth of
Walker Hollow below Jensen Spring
01:156: B.H. Stringham pinning a badge
01:157: North Balley, fishing trip in Uintah
01:158: Trip to Glenn Canyon Dam with Gov. Clyde and
Fabian, Director of Utah Park services
01:159: Water Right Approval Contract for flow to City of
Vernal. Seated L-R- David L. Crandall, B. Stringham, L.Y. Siddoway. Standing L-R-
John Jensen, LeRoy Holmes
01:160: Christmas Card, Denver Stock Yards
01:161: Governor Clyde post card
01:162: Shale Land
01:163: Mesa Temple, B.H. Stringham
01:164: Bry Stringham Day. L-R- Gov. George D. Clyde, B.H.
(Bry) Stringham, Pres. James Fletcher of U of U, and U.S. Congressman Burton
2 April 1966
01:165: Members of Central Utah Water Conservancy
01:173: New York. After testifying before Senate Com.
About Colorado River Project
01:174: After testifying before the Interior Committee for
the Echo Park Dam in Washington D.C., photo in New York
01:175: picture of Philip Stringham and seven brothers.
L-R- Back Row- John, Jed, Richard, William. Front Row- Philip (B.H. Stringham's
Father), Briant, Henry, and George
01:176: unnamed Kodacolor print
01:02: Utah State Senate Picture, 33rd Session, 1959.
Glen M. Hatch, Luke Clegg, Kleon Kerr, Alonzo F. Hopkin, D.E. Hammond, Lamar A.
Dastrup, B.H. Stringham, Charles R. Hunter, Haven J. Barlow, Orval Hafen, Sherman
P. Lloyd President, Reed Bullen, J. Francis Fowles, Royal T. Harward, Clyde L.
Miller, Marl D. Gibson, Quayle Cannon Jr. Secretary, Ferris H. Allen Sgt at Arms,
Marvin J. Ashton, Charles A. Steen, T.H. McMullen, Ernest G. Mantes, Harvard R.
Hinton, Thorpe Waddingham, R. LaVann Cox, Bruce S. Jenkins, Frank M. Browning
01:03: Utah State Senate Picture, 32nd Session, 1957.
Charles R. Hunter, Royal T. Harward, Lamar A. Dastrup, Mrs. C.L. Jack, Kleon Kerr,
Haven J. Barlow, Merril K. Davis, Grant S. Thorn, J. Francis Fowles, Ferri H.
Allen Sgt. At Arms, Orval Hafen President, Quayle Cannon Jr. Secretary, Alonzo F.
Hopkins, Donald T. Adams, Glenn M. Hatch, Reed Bullen, D.E. Hammond, W.G. Larson,
Carlyle F. Gronning, Elias L. Day, B.H. Stringham, Sherman P. Lloyd. Dr. Eugene N.
Davie, Luke Clegg, L. Rulon Jenkins, Sol J. Selvin, R. Clair Anderson, Marl D.
01:04: Utah State Senate Picture, 30th Session, 1953.
Vern B. Muir, Clifton G.M. Kerr, B.H. Stringham, Dilworth S. Wooley, H. Roland
Tietjen, Orval Hafen, C. Taylor Burton, J. Francis Fowles, Fred Jorgensen Sgt. At
Arms, Mark Paxton President, Quayle Cannon Jr. Secretary, Alonzo F. Hopkin, Elias
L. Day, Luke Clegg, Grant S. Thorn, Rendell N. Mabey, D.E. Hammond, Frank M.
Openshaw, Edwin B. Cannon, L. Rulon Jenkins, Donald T. Adams, Marl D. Gibson, Sol
J. Selvin, A.I. Tippets, E.H. Watson
01:05: Utah State Senate Picture, 31st Session, 1955. R.
Clair Anderson, Carlyle F. Gronning, Sherman P. Lloyd, Reed Bullen, Merrill K.
Davis, Clifton G.M. Kerr, J. Francis Fowles, Ferris H. Allen Sgt. At Arms, C.
Taylor Burton President, Quayle Cannon Jr. Secretary, Alonzo F. Hopkin, Rendell N.
Mabey, Grant S. Thorn, Luke Clegg, Elias L. Day, D.E. Hammond, Sol J. Selvin,
Dilworth S. Woolley, B.H. Stringham, H. Roland Tietjen, Donald T. Adams, Frank M.
Openshaw, Marl D. Gibson, L. Rulon Jenkins, Orval Hafen
01:06: B.H. Stringham picture with President Lyndon B.
01:09. : Stockman called from the 11 Western States to
formulate the Taylor Grazing Act. Washington D.C. Outside the Department of
01:11: Stringham cabin in McKee Draw
01:27: Stringham cabin in McKee Draw
National Forest (Utah and Wyo.)--Photographs.
B. H. (Briant H.), 1889-1983--Photographs.
States. Bureau of Land Management--Photographs.