Gaylen Ashcroft Photograph Collection, 1912-1970  PDF

Overview of the Collection

Creator
Gaylen Ashcroft.
Title
Gaylen Ashcroft Photograph Collection
Dates
1912-1970 (inclusive)
Quantity
1 box, (.5 linear feet)
Collection Number
USU_P0550
Summary
The Gaylen Ashcroft collection consists of 740 photographs and slides from Dr. Ashcroft's time with the Utah Climate Center. Includes department staff and faculty, USU scenic images, slides used in class lectures, experiments and equipment, and aerial views from Idaho and Utah.
Repository
Utah State University, Merrill-Cazier Library, Special Collections and Archives Division
Special Collections & Archives
Merrill-Cazier Library
Utah State University
Logan, UT
84322-3000
Telephone: 435-797-8248
Fax: 435-797-2880
scweb@usu.edu
Access Restrictions

No restrictions on use, except: not available through interlibrary loan.

Languages
English
Sponsor
Library Services and Technology Act (LSTA) grant, 2007-2008


Biographical NoteReturn to Top

Gaylen Ashcroft and his wife Elaine attended USU in the 1950s. Gaylen received a B.S. in 1954 and an M.S. in 1956 from USU and a Ph.D. from Oregon State in 1962. He was a professor of Agronomy and Associate Director of the Utah Climate Center.

Content DescriptionReturn to Top

Contains photographs and slides from Gaylen Ashcroft's time with the Utah Climate Center. Includes department staff and faculty, USU scenic images, slides used in class lectures, experiments and equipment, and aerial views from Idaho and Utah.

Use of the CollectionReturn to Top

Restrictions on Use

It is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain any necessary copyright clearances.

Permission to publish material from the Gaylen Ashcroft Photograph Collection must be obtained from the Special Collections Photograph Curator and/or the Special Collections Department Head.

Preferred Citation

Initial Citation: USU_P0550; Gaylen Ashcroft Photograph Collection; Photograph Collections Special Collections and Archives. Utah State University Merrill-Cazier Library. Logan, Utah.

Following Citations:USU_P0550, USUSCA.

Administrative InformationReturn to Top


Detailed Description of the CollectionReturn to Top

Historical Photographs & Portraits, 1912-1950Return to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Box Folder
1 1
0:1:01:01: "Corinne old city hall on left site of weather Utah"
1970 February 5
01:01:02: Corinne residents posing outside of the Central Hotel on the corner of 6th and Montana Street.
circa 1875
01:01:03: "Dr. Theodore Kryshtofovich, Commissioner of the Russian Ministry of Agriculture at St. Louis & Vice President of the International Dry-Farming Congress"
1912
01:01:04: "Professor F. B. Linfield, Director Montana State Experiment Station, Bozemon, Montana & a member of the Board of Governors of the International Dry-Farming Congress"
1912
01:01:05: "Her Royal Highness The Duchess of Connaught who it is anticipated will formally open the second International Congress of Farm Women"
1912
01:01:06: "Professor R. W. Thatcher Director Washington State Experiment Station, Pullman, Washington, Chairman Scientific Research Section of The Seventh International Dry-Farming Congress"
1912
01:01:07: "Professor W. H. Fairfield Direction Dominion of Canada Experiment Farm, Lethbridge, Alberta, Chief of Jury of Awards of The Seventh International Dry-Farming Congress"
1912
01:01:08: "Dr. John A. Widtsoe, President Utah Agricultural College & International President of The Seventh International Dry-Farming Congress"
1912
01:01:09: "George Harcourt, Esquire, Deputy Minister of Agriculture of Alberta, Edmonton, Chairman of Board of Governors of the International Dry-Farming Congress
1912
01:01:10: "Mrs. Eleanor S. Burns of Denver, Colorado, Secretary of the International Congress of Farm Women"
[2 copies. Includes negatives]
1912
01:01:11: "C. P. Squires, Las Vegas, Nevada" standing in front of a weather station box
[3 copies. Includes negative]
circa 1950
01:01:12: "Mrs. Williams, Tuscarora, Nevada" standing in front of a weather station box
circa 1950

Equipment, 1954Return to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Box Folder
1 1
01:01:13-14: "Anemometers 8 vanes"
1954
01:01:15-17: Wet bub-dry bulb relative humidity recording equipment
1954
01:01:18-:19: "Temperature recorder for numbered positions"
1954
01:01:20: "One of the 50' poles where thermometers are attached to the loops"
1954
01:01:21: "Solar radiation equipment"
1954
01:01:22-23: "Remote positions for thermometers base of pole"
1954
01:01:24: "Anemometers at 386'"
1954
01:01:25: "Mr. Rod Vertree's test wind machine"
1954
01:01:26: "Wind mile counters for each anemometer in test plot measures to tenths of a mile (looks & acts & lights up like a pin ball machine). Very accurate"
1954
01:01:27: "Augus recorder - wind velocity 8 direction- for all test area"
1954
01:01:28: "Inside trailer. IBM typewriter wind recording equipment. WB thermographs. Note glass thermometer at upper right- these are used at lettered points on diagram"
[2 copies]
1954
01:01:29: "Close-up of IBM typewriter- prints temperatures for all numbered thermometer positions in test plot"
1954
01:01:30-31: Possibly a pyranometer
1954
01:01:32-34: Equipment in a laboratory
1954
01:01:35: Anemometer & other equipment
1954
01:01:36-37: Weather station boxes
1954
01:01:38: "Soil temperature recorder pen nearest center"
1954

Locations, 1954Return to Top

Description Dates
01:01:39: "Bear River Refuge [Utah] looking south"
1954
01:01:40: "Bear River Refuge [Utah] looking north"
1954
01:01:41: "Bear River Refuge [Utah] looking east"
1954
01:01:42: "Bear River Refuge [Utah] looking west"
1954
01:01:43: "Gunnison [Utah] looking east"
1954
01:01:44: "Gunnison [Utah] looking south"
1954
01:01:45: "Gunnison [Utah] looking north"
1954
01:01:46: "Fish Springs [Utah] looking east"
[2 copies]
1954
01:01:47: "Fish Springs [Utah] looking west"
1954
01:01:48: "Fish Springs [Utah] looking south"
1954

Aerial ViewsReturn to Top

Container(s) Description
Box Folder
1 2
01:02:01: Utah State University
circa 1940
01:02:02-09: Utah/Idaho border
1952 October 2
01:02:10-12: Forestry summer camp
1953 September 10
Box Folder
1 3
01:03:01-27: Unidentified aerial views
1939 June 12; 1966 May 1
01:03:28: Negative of Utah
[2 copies]

Men adjusting equipment, circa 1950Return to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Box Folder
1 4
01:04:01-07: Equipment in the field
circa 1950
01:04:08-11: Equipment in the field & laboratory
[Proofsheets]
circa 1950
01:04:12-16: Negatives
Container(s) Description
Clouds
1962-1970
Box Folder
1 5
01:05:01: "Cumulonimbus with anvil top"
1969
01:05:02: "Cumulus Congestus cirrus
1969
01:05:03: "Cirrocumulus"
1969
01:05:04: "Stratus"
Undated
01:05:05-06: "Wind blown alto cumulus"
1963
01:05:07: "Cirrostratus"
Undated
01:05:08: "Fog"
Undated
01:05:09: Cumulus
1962
01:05:10-12: "Stratocumulus in Arches National Park"
Undated
01:05:13: "Altostratus in Arches National Park"
Undated
01:05:14: Cirrocumulus in Zion's Park
Undated
01:05:15: Altostratus
1961
01:05:16: Nimbostratus
1961
01:05:17: "Nimbus stratus"
1962
01:05:18: "Cirrus"
Undated
01:05:19: "Nimbostratus"
1962
01:05:20: Nimbostratus
Undated
01:05:21: Frost covered trees
Undated
01:05:22: "Altostratus thru fractocumulus"
Undated
01:05:23: Altocumulus
Undated
01:05:24: Cumulus
1969
01:05:20: Cirus
1970
01:05:21: Cumulus congestus
1969
01:05:22: Cumulus
1969
01:05:23-24: Cirrus
1969
01:05:25-26: "Cirrocumulus wave"
[2 copies]
1969
01:05:27: Cirrus
1970
01:05:28: "Cirrocumulus wave"
1969
01:05:29-33: Cirrus
1965-1970
01:05:34: Altocumulus
1969
01:05:35-36: Altostartus in Hendricks
1969
01:05:37: Cumulus clouds & fire crackers in Daytona Beach, Florida
circa 1970
01:05:38: Sunset or sunrise in Hendricks
Undated
01:05:39: Stratus clouds over an air craft carrier
Undated
01:05:40: Nimbostratus clouds over mountains & a river
Undated
01:05:41: Stratocumulus
[2 copies]
Undated
01:05:42-44: Altostratus
Undated
01:05:45-53: Cumulus
Undated
01:05:54-57: "Stratocumulus"
Undated
01:05:58-73: Cirrus
1969
01:05:74: Cirrocumulus
1969
01:05:75-76: Status
Undated
01:05:77-78: Stratocumulus
Undated
01:05:79-104: Cumulus
1963-1969
01:05:105-106: Cumulonimbus
Undated
01:05:107: "Ice (frozen fog) coating trees - Bore Mountain, New York"
Undated
01:05:108: "Fair weather. Cumulus-Western Ontario, Canada"
Undated
01:05:109: "Heavy cumulus-Puerto Rico"
Undated
01:05:110: "Swelling cumulus-San Diego, California"
Undated
01:05:111: "Swelling cumulus-south of Victor, New York"
Undated
01:05:112: "Heavy & swelling cumulus-Monroe County, New York"
Undated
01:05:113: "Shower type cumulus-near Victor, New York"
Undated
01:05:114: "Heavy cumulus. Snow showers after hail storm-Utah"
Undated
01:05:115: "Choia Ridleyl-near Field, British Columbia"
Undated
01:05:116: "Cumulus with cirrus above"
Undated
01:05:117: "Cumulus with alto-cumulus above. Alto-cumulus usually are 800 feet to 15,000 feet above ground"
Undated
01:05:118: "Alto-cumulus with cirro-cumulus above"
Undated
01:05:119: "Upper surface of cumulus, some swelling, from airplane, southwestern, U.S."
Undated
01:05:120: "Swelling cumulus with dark farctomcumulus, western Oklahoma"
Undated
01:05:121: "Lenticular altocumulus and cumulus-Chihuahua, Mexico"
Undated
01:05:122: "Numbostratus-Yates County, New York"
Undated
01:05:123: "Alto-cumulus with cirrus above"
Undated
01:05:124: "Alto-cumulus with cirro-cumulus above"
Undated
01:05:125: "Fracto-cumulus with cirro-cumulus above"
Undated
01:05:126: "Strato-cumulus clouds with rain in distance"
Undated
01:05:127: "Strato-cumulus. A third formation"
Undated
01:05:128: "Stratacumulus becoming swelling cumulus, some altocumulus, Oakshela, Saskatchewan"
Undated
01:05:129: "Cirrus in polar bands, fair weather cumulus below, Canadaigua Lake, New York"
Undated
01:05:130: "Cirrus and heavy cumulus-Tompkins County, New York"
Undated
01:05:131: "Hooked cirrus, some fractocumulus-Yates County, New York"
Undated
01:05:132: "Cirrus (wispy, forms) & cirro-cumulus (curled, crinkled forms)"
Undated
01:05:133: "Center: Mare's tall cirrus. Upperpart: Cirro-cumulus (small tufts) & alto-cumulus (larger tufts)"
Undated
01:05:134: "Primary & secondary rainbows with cumulus & strato-cumulus clouds"
Undated
01:05:135: "Lightning-Amarillo, Texas"
Undated
01:05:136: "Ice on telephone wires"
Undated
01:05:137: "Dust storm-near Dwight, Illinois"
Undated
01:05:138: "House undermined by wave action from hurricane, north of Juno Beach, Florida"
Undated
01:05:139: "Gilder being towed off from ground-Elmira, New York"
Undated
01:05:140: "Glider soaring-Elmira, New York"
Undated
01:05:141: "Art work-drawing of a different types of clouds
Undated
01:05:142: "Art work-drawing showing rain, a cold front & a warm front"
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01:05:143: "Art work-drawing showing cold, warm & cool sections of a wave"
Undated
01:05:144: "Art work-drawing of tornado funnel destruction"
Undated
01:05:145: "Mecurial barometer"
Undated
01:05:146: "Detail of vernier scale of mercurial barometer"
Undated
01:05:147: "Thermoscreen"
Undated
01:05:148: "Hygrograph"
Undated
01:05:149: "Close-up of hair of hygrograph"
Undated
01:05:150: "Barograph with Buffalo, New York, chart of 1954 Hurricane Hazel"
Undated
01:05:151: "Anemometer"
Undated
01:05:152: "Field recorder for dewpoint & ambient temperatures"
Undated
01:05:153: "Close-up of ambient temperature recording instrutment"
Undated
01:05:154: "Close-up of dewpoint temperature recording instrument"
Undated
01:05:155: "Detail of graph showing the automatically recording wind direction, wind speed, sunshine, & precipitation"
Undated
01:05:156: "Sling psychrometer"
Undated
Maps
Undated
01:05:157-158: Utah Rainfall
01:05:159: "Average Relative Humidity"
01:05:160: "Average Number of Hours of Sunshine"
01:05:161: "Average Number of Days with Snow Cover"
01:05:162: "Effect of climate on soil "
Undated
01:05:163: "Date of Beginning Chill"
Undated
01:05:164-165: "Elberta peach harvest dates"
Undated
01:05:166-167: "Average Date of First 28F in Fall"
Undated
01:05:168: "Growing Degree Hours Accumulated During Chilling"
Undated
01:05:169: "Annual Extreme Minimum Temperatures"
Undated
01:05:170: A crack in stone
Undated
01:05:172-173: "Freeze Free Season in Utah"
Undated
Box Folder
1 6
01:06:01: "A generalized map of zonal soil groups"
Undated
01:06:02: Great Salt Lake & land east
Undated
01:06:03-05: Isreal
Undated
01:06:06: Cool & warm air patterns
Undated
01:06:07: High areas of Earth
Undated
01:06:08: "Seasonal Climates of the Earth"
Undated
01:06:09: North & South America
[2 copies]
Undated
01:06:10: Air flow across the United States
[2 copies]
Undated
01:06:11: Global pressure zones
Undated
01:06:12: Rivers
Undated
01:06:13: Hurricane patterns
Undated
01:06:14: Pressure maps of the United States
Undated
01:06:15: Girl dancing along high/low pressure map of the United States
[2 copies]
Undated
01:06:16: Warm front
[2 copies]
Undated
01:06:17-20: Weekly forecast for the United States
Undated
01:06:21-22: Global rainfall
Undated
01:06:23-24: Global patterns
Undated
01:06:25: A cold front
Undated
01:06:26: Air patterns over a city
Undated
01:06:27: Mean Sea Level Temperature
Undated
01:06:28: Winds across North America
Undated
01:06:29: Thunderstorm Distribution
Undated
01:06:30: Global rainfall
[2 copies]
Undated
01:06:31: Contours
1959 October 13
01:06:32: "Average Length of the Frost-Free Period in Days"
Undated
01:06:33-36: Sunshine
Undated
Graphs
01:06:37: "Inches of Precipitation"
1900-1960
01:06:38: "Average Temperature"
[2 copies]
1900-1960
01:06:39: "Zonal Velocity"
1955-1960
01:06:40: "Temperature of air in a heated & unheated orchard"
Undated
01:06:41: Heated & Unheated Orchard
Undated
01:06:42: Temperature
Undated
01:06:43: "Temperature of air in a heated & unheated orchard at 30 feet"
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01:06:44: "Temperature of air in a heated & unheated orchard at 10 feet"
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01:06:45: Cold front
Undated
01:06:46: Warm front
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01:06:47: "Utah Climate"
1963
01:06:48-80: "General Circulation"
Undated
01:06:81-97: "Ashcroft Ph.D. slides"
Undated
01:06:98-113: "Orchard Heating"
1965
01:06:114-124: "Biomes & Zoogeographic"
Undated
01:06:125-137: "History of Meterology at USU"
Undated
01:06:138-146: "Humidity, Radiation/Energy Balance & Adiabatic Changes"
Undated
01:06:147-154: "Unsaturated Flow in Soil"
Undated
01:06:155-161: "Infrared photos of desert species"
1965 May 10
01:06:162-165: "Microclimatic Relations"
Undated
01:06:163-172: "Air Masses, Fronts & Special Storms"
1970
General Slides
Undated
01:06:173-186: "Meterological Experiment Equipment"
Undated
01:06:187-197: Lab equipment
Undated
Box Folder
1 7
01:07:01-99: Setting up equipment in fields
Undated
01:07:-100-122: Pages from a book
Undated
01:07:-123-158: Equipment on desert flats
1987
Box Folder
1 8
01:08:01-11: Fields with cement factory in the background
Undated
01:08:12-25: Peach orchard
1965
01:08:26-51: Landscapes
1983
01:08:52: "Mud slide FT Deer Creek come from5'08" in 24 hr rainfall"
Undated
01:08:53-54: "Contour strip cropping Box Elder County, dry farm"
1948 October
01:08:55: "Eroded knolls NW of Mendon"
1955 May
01:08:56: "Dryland west side Cache Valley west of Petersen"
1960 August 26
01:08:57: "Sprinkling in Cache Valley"
Undated
01:08:58: "Alto stratus clouds over field"
Undated
01:08:59: "Soil Temp, snow cover all winter" table
[2 copies]
1957-1958
01:08:60-61: "Predatory mits on apple leaf"
Undated
01:08:62-63: "Flowering crab frozen May 5-6; portion near home wasn't hurt"
1965 May 10
01:08:64-67: "Al Bleak-Philadelphia Flat seeds germinating under snow. Photo in 26' deep snow"
1957 June 20
01:08:68: Cherries
1969 July
01:08:69: Tree blossoms
Undated
01:08:70: Man digging a hole in a cow pasture
Undated
01:08:71-72: Aerial view above clouds
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01:08:73-75: Cirrus clouds
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01:08:76-77: Meterology equipment in the field
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01:08:78-79: Weather diagrams
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01:08:80-83: Meterological terms
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Prints
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01:09:01: Person holding a meterological instrument
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01:09:02: Juniper tree
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01:09:03: Close-up of tree bark
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01:09:04: Fruit orchard
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01:09:05: Children sledding down Old Main Hill
[2 copies]
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01:09:06-10: Old Main Hill
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01:09:11: Spider in a web
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01:09:12-13: Ground squirrel
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01:09:14-23: Trees covered in frost and snow
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01:09:24: Snowdrifts
[2 copies]
Undated
01:09:25: Soil drawing
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