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USU Student Union Photograph Collection, 1946-1986

Overview of the Collection

Creator
USU Student Union, 1946-1986
Title
USU Student Union Photograph Collection
Dates
1946-1986 (inclusive)
Quantity
1 Box, (0.5 linear ft.)
Collection Number
USU_P0367
Summary
380 black and white photographic images, including portraits of previous Student Union administrators and images of students in the TUB and Student Union
Repository
Utah State University, Merrill-Cazier Library, Special Collections and Archives Division
Special Collections and Archives
Merrill-Cazier Library
Utah State University
Logan, UT
84322-3000
Telephone: 435-797-2663
Fax: 435-797-2880
scweb@usu.edu
Access Restrictions
Restrictions

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

Languages
English


Biographical NoteReturn to Top

Until the 1950s, campus lacked a formal building for use by the student body. The Family Life Building, with a cafeteria and outdoor eating area, served as a social gathering place for the students. Other structures, such as the TUB (Temporary Union Building), were used from 1946 to 1952 while the Student Union Building was planned and built. On May 2, 1953, the first wing of the building was dedicated and opened for student use, with the second wing being completed nearly ten years later in December of 1964. From the 1950s to the 1970s, the building was referred to as the Union Center. Around 1980, the name of the building was changed to the Taggart Student Center after Glen L. Taggart, 11th President of the University. For continuity's sake, the building will be referred to as the "Student Union Building." Evan Stevensen oversaw the design and construction of the center.

Content DescriptionReturn to Top

This collection consists of 380 images including portraits of previous Student Union administrators such as: Glenn Blaser, Ralph Richards, Jay Andersen, Evan Stevensen, Gary Chambers, Jack Nixon, Kerr Rolfe, and Helmut A. Hoch. Also included are images of students in the TUB and Student Union bowling alley, billiard room, playing ping pong, in the cafeteria and snack bar, and activities in the ballroom. The images were probably used for publicizing student activities available in the Student Union. The photos are taped to black construction paper on both sides. Some photos are cracked, slightly torn or yellowed.

The bulk of this collection contains the two years of Union Building construction, mainly 1963-1964. Most of the students in the images are not identified.

Use of the CollectionReturn to Top

Restrictions on Use

Copyright

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

Permission to publish material from the USU Student Union Photograph Collection must be obtained from the Special Collections Photo Curator and/or the Special Collections Department Head.

Preferred Citation

Initial Citation: P0367; USU Student Union Photograph Collection; Photograph Collections Special Collections and Archives. Utah State University Merrill-Cazier Library. Logan, Utah.

Following Citations:P0367, USUSC.

Administrative InformationReturn to Top


Detailed Description of the CollectionReturn to Top

Union Building, 1946-1986Return to Top

Container(s): Box 1, Folder 1

Container(s) Description Dates
box folder
1 1
1:01:01: Union Building south side construction
1946-1986
1:01:02: Union Building ground completed
1946-1986
1:01:03: Union Building patio
1946-1986
1:01:04: Union Building and Old Main at night
1946-1986
1:01:05: Union Building patio
1946-1986
1:01:06: Union Building south side
1946-1986
1:01:07-08: Student Body on grass south of Union Building
1946-1986
1:01:09: Union Building
1946-1986
1:01:10: Union Building night
1946-1986
1:01:11: Union Building with symbol
1946-1986

Temporary Union Building, 1946-1986Return to Top

Container(s): Box 1, Folder 2

Container(s) Description Dates
box folder
1 2
1:02:01: Two couples at banquet
1946-1986
1:02:02: People self serving at buffet
1946-1986
1:02:03: Close up of people eating
1946-1986
1:02:04-05: Two tables at banquet
1946-1986
1:02:06: People working and eating
1946-1986
1:02:07: Tables in cafeteria
1946-1986
1:02:08: Man working at table
1946-1986
1:02:09: Two ladies talk after eating
1946-1986
1:02:10: Man with crutches and man with book
1946-1986
1:02:11: Man in kitchen
1946-1986
1:02:12: Empty cafeteria
1946-1986
1:02:13-15: Busy cafeteria
1946-1986
1:02:16: Man with clipboard
1946-1986
1:02:17: Two men and a woman with large pot
1946-1986
1:02:18-20: Busy cafeteria
1946-1986
1:02:21: Cook with spatula
1946-1986
1:02:22: Server with signs in background "portion control"
1946-1986
1:02:23: Big banquet
1946-1986
1:02:24: Serving meal
1946-1986
1:02:25: Men at buffet line
1946-1986
1:02:26: Cafeteria tables and serving area
1946-1986
1:02:27: Getting drinks
1946-1986
1:02:28: Empty cafeteria
1946-1986
1:02:29: Students in cafeteria
1946-1986
1:02:30: Two ladies getting drinks
1946-1986
1:02:31: Ladies self serving at buffet
1946-1986
1:02:32: Two ladies getting drinks
1946-1986
1:02:33: Man having a drink Christmas time
1946-1986
1:02:34: Cafeteria
1946-1986
1:02:35: Two women making shish kabobs
1946-1986
1:02:36: Two servers
1946-1986
1:02:37: Woman putting dishes away
1946-1986
1:02:38: Two men doing homework
1946-1986
1:02:39: Six people pose for photo
1946-1986
1:02:40: Man moving glasses
1946-1986
1:02:41: Students socializing
1946-1986

Union Building, 1946-1986Return to Top

Container(s): Box 1, Folder 3

Container(s) Description Dates
box folder
1 3
1:03:01-02: Sunburst Lounge
1946-1986
1:03:03: Chair set up
1946-1986
1:03:04: Skyroom
1946-1986
1:03:05: Seating area
1946-1986
1:03:06: Kitchen counter and cabinets
1946-1986
1:03:07: Students in bookstore
1946-1986
1:03:08: Tuxedo rental
1946-1986
1:03:09: Secretary
1946-1986
1:03:10: Grace Lemke portrait - Program counselor
1946-1986
1:03:11: Two ladies sorting accessories
1946-1986
1:03:12: Room 119 Student Union
1946-1986
1:03:13: Jeanette Hogan and Marilyn Dardy
1946-1986
1:03:14: Two ladies sorting accessories
1946-1986
1:03:15: Woman at counter
1946-1986
1:03:16: Helmut A Hoch portrait
1946-1986
1:03:17-18: Helmut A Hoch with tools
1946-1986
1:03:19: Evan Stevensen at desk
1946-1986
1:03:20: "SUB fountain" - Evan Stevensen, Jack Nixon, unidentified others
1946-1986
1:03:21-22 : Jack Nixon portrait
1946-1986
1:03:23-24: Kerr Rolfe portrait
1946-1986
1:03:25: Kerr Rolfe on stairs
1946-1986
1:03:26: Jack Nixon with Union Building blueprints
1946-1986
1:03:27: Student at door
1946-1986
1:03:28: Evan Stevenson Director of Union portrait
1946-1986
1:03:29: Evan Stevenson with two students on Union Building stairs
1946-1986
1:03:30: Two women in office
1946-1986
1:03:31-32: Evan Stevenson with two men and three women at table. "Starlight" program
1946-1986
1:03:33-36: Barber shop
1946-1986
1:03:37: Man at index of USU Alumni Assoc
1946-1986

Roman Banquet , 1946-1986Return to Top

Container(s): Box 1, Folder 4

Container(s) Description Dates
box folder
1 4
1:04:01: Belly dancer
1946-1986
1:04:02-03: Man posing
1946-1986
1:04:04-46: Roman Banquet
1946-1986
1:04:47: Woman dancing
1946-1986
1:04:48-51: Roman Banquet
1946-1986

Union Building Games, 1946-1986Return to Top

Container(s): Box 1, Folder 5

Container(s) Description Dates
box folder
1 5
1:05:01: "Dames No 39"
1946-1986
1:05:02: Bowling ball and pins
1946-1986
1:05:03: Pool tables
1946-1986
1:05:04: Man and woman playing game
1946-1986
1:05:05: Four women with bowling award
1946-1986
1:05:06: Archery team with trophy
1946-1986
1:05:07: Four men playing chess
1946-1986
1:05:08: Four men playing pool
1946-1986
1:05:09: Man bowls
1946-1986
1:05:10: Pool game in mirror
1946-1986
1:05:11: Chess game
1946-1986
1:05:12: Woman bowling
1946-1986
1:05:13: Bowling score sheet
1946-1986
1:05:14: Unidentified person bowling
1946-1986
1:05:15: Pins falling
1946-1986
1:05:16: Woman playing pool
1946-1986
1:05:17: Woman bowling
1946-1986
1:05:18: Bowling
1946-1986
1:05:19: Pool game
1946-1986
1:05:20: Woman bowling
1946-1986
1:05:21: Room 326 registration desk
1946-1986
1:05:22: Billiard room
1946-1986
1:05:23: Ping pong game
1946-1986
1:05:24: Two men playing game
1946-1986
1:05:25: Chess game
1946-1986
1:05:26: Students with trophies
1946-1986
1:05:27: Bowling room
1946-1986
1:05:28: Students in social hall
1946-1986
1:05:29: Three men with bowling ball
1946-1986
1:05:30: Woman with turkey
1946-1986
1:05:31: Awards presented
1946-1986
1:05:32: Two men with turkeys
1946-1986
1:05:33: Chess game
1946-1986
1:05:34: Students accepting turkeys
1946-1986
1:05:35: Awards presented
1946-1986
1:05:36: Two kids at foosball table
1946-1986
1:05:37: Man awarded turkey
1946-1986
1:05:38: Eight people accepting award
1946-1986
1:05:39: Man bowls
1946-1986
1:05:40: Two men playing pool
1946-1986
1:05:41: Ten people at table
1946-1986
1:05:42: Bowling alley
1946-1986
1:05:43: Weber State, University of Wyoming bowling teams
1946-1986

Union Building Games, 1946-1986Return to Top

Container(s): Box 1, Folder 6

Container(s) Description Dates
box folder
1 6
1:06:01-03: Greek activity
1946-1986
1:06:04: Three students at pool table
1946-1986
1:06:05: Three students bowling
1946-1986
1:06:06: Man bowling
1946-1986
1:06:07: Chess tournament
1946-1986
1:06:08: Pool match with onlookers in window
1946-1986
1:06:09: Empty ping pong room
1946-1986
1:06:10: Man and woman with turkeys
1946-1986
1:06:11: Man and woman putting turkeys between bowling balls
1946-1986
1:06:12: Cards
1946-1986
1:06:13-15: Award ceremony
1946-1986
1:06:14: Empty ping pong room
1946-1986
1:06:15: Award ceremony
1946-1986
1:06:16: Joy receiving bowling award
1946-1986
1:06:17: Students playing game
1946-1986
1:06:18: Woman bowling
1946-1986
1:06:19: Man and woman at Turkey Bowl
1946-1986
1:06:20: Two women and man of bowling team pose with ball and pins
1946-1986
1:06:21: Two students receive bowling trophies
1946-1986
1:06:22-29: Students play ping pong
1946-1986
1:06:23: Students bowling
1946-1986
1:06:24: Turkey bowl. Same as 1:05:33
1946-1986
1:06:25: Man bowling. Same as 1:05:09
1946-1986
1:06:27: Students playing pool
1946-1986
1:06:28: Students playing pool with professor
1946-1986
1:06:29: Students play ping pong
1946-1986
1:06:30: Students fencing
1946-1986
1:06:31: Bowling awarded. Same as 1:05:05
1946-1986
1:06:32: Students playing game
1946-1986
1:06:33: Students play pool
1946-1986
1:06:34: Chess tournament
1946-1986
1:06:35: Students fencing
1946-1986
1:06:36: USU vs BYU bowling scoresheet
1946-1986
1:06:37: Chess club awarded
1946-1986
1:06:38: Awards presented to three students. Same as 1:05:30 and 1:05:34
1946-1986
1:06:39: Trophy case
1946-1986
1:06:40: Students playing pool
1946-1986
1:06:41: Turkey Bowl
1946-1986
1:06:42: Students playing pool
1946-1986
1:06:43: Chess trophy presented. Same as 1:05:46
1946-1986
1:06:44: Students playing checkers
1946-1986
1:06:45: Man and woman holding trophy
1946-1986
1:06:46: Woman with bowling ball
1946-1986
1:06:47: Two men bowling
1946-1986
1:06:48: Female team bowling
1946-1986
1:06:49: Students at table. Same as 1:05:41
1946-1986
1:06:50: Woman with bowling ball
1946-1986
1:06:51: Woman presented with turkey at Turkey Bowl
1946-1986
1:06:52: Woman with turkey at Turkey bowl. Same as 1:05:35
1946-1986
1:06:53: Students bowling
1946-1986
1:06:54: Two men awarded turkeys at turkey bowl
1946-1986
1:06:55: Bowling trophy presented
1946-1986
1:06:56-57: Woman with bowling ball
1946-1986
1:06:58: Students playing bingo
1946-1986
1:06:59: Woman awarded turkey at turkey bowl
1946-1986

Union Building with Architectural Drawings, 1946-1986Return to Top

Container(s): Box 1, Folder 7

Container(s) Description Dates
box folder
1 7
1:07:01: Union Building Construction
May 20, 1963
1:07:02: Union Building Construction
May 16, 1963
1:07:03: Union Building Construction
May 15, 1963
1:07:04-05: Union Building Construction
November 25, 1963
1:07:06: Union Building Construction
August 1, 1963
1:07:07: Architectural drawing of Union Building
1946-1986
1:07:08: Model of Union Building
1946-1986
1:07:09: Union Building Construction
August 1, 1963
1:07:10: Union Building Construction
September 18, 1963
1:07:11: Union Building Construction
May 1964
1:07:12-14: Union Building Construction
August 1, 1963
1:07:15: Northwest view of Union Building
1946-1986
1:07:16: Union Building Construction
1946-1986
1:07:17: Union Building Construction
August 1, 1963
1:07:18: Union Building Construction
1946-1986
1:07:19: Union Building Construction
November 25, 1963
1:07:20-24: Union Building Construction
1946-1986
1:07:25: Union Building Construction
September 18, 1963
1:07:26: Union Building Construction
May 16, 1963
1:07:27: Newspaper press
1946-1986
1:07:28-29: Union Building
1946-1986
1:07:30: Empty ballroom
1946-1986
1:07:31: Union Building South side
1946-1986
1:07:32-34: Union Building Construction
1946-1986
1:07:35-37: Evan Stevensen hanging up architectural drawings and blueprints
1946-1986
1:07:38-41: Union Building Construction
1946-1986
1:07:42: Union Building Construction
July 10, 1964
1:07:43-44: Union Building Construction
1946-1986
1:07:45-48: May 1964 Union Building Construction
1946-1986
1:07:49: Union Building Construction
August 1, 1963
1:07:50: Wood screen
1946-1986
1:07:51: Union Building Construction
September 18, 1963
1:07:52: Union Building Construction
May 1964
1:07:53: Union Building Construction
1946-1986
1:07:54: Union Building Construction
September 18, 1963
1:07:55: Union Building Construction
August 18, 1963
1:07:56: Union Building Construction
September 18, 1963
1:07:57: View from construction site looking at Agricultural Science Building
1946-1986
1:07:58: Union Building Construction
1946-1986
1:07:59: Union Building Construction
June 22, 1963
1:07:60: Union Building through trees
1946-1986
1:07:61: Skyroom chairs
1946-1986
1:07:62: Empty room
1946-1986
1:07:63: Union Building Construction
1946-1986
1:07:64: Union Building Construction with old cars in foreground
1946-1986
1:07:65: Union Building Construction
1946-1986
1:07:66: Union Building Southeast corner
1946-1986
1:07:67: Union Building
1946-1986
1:07:68: Evan Stevenson with others looking at architectural drawings
1946-1986
1:07:69: Union Building Construction
1946-1986

Union Building, 1946-1986Return to Top

Container(s): Box 1, Folder 8

Container(s) Description Dates
box folder
1 8
1:08:01: Union Building Construction
April 14, 1963
1:08:02: Union Building Construction
May 18, 1963
1:08:03: Union Building Construction
1946-1986
1:08:04: Union Building Construction
May 16, 1963
1:08:05-07: Union Building Construction
1946-1986
1:08:08-10: Union Building Construction
1946-1986
1:08:11: Union Building Construction
May 10, 1963
1:08:12: Union Building Construction
1946-1986
1:08:13: Union Building Construction
July 10, 1964
1:08:14-15: Union Building Construction
May 1964
1:08:16-17: Union Building Construction
July 10, 1964
1:08:18: View from top of Union Building
1946-1986
1:08:19: Evan Stevenson and others looking at Union Building model
1946-1986
1:08:20-21: Stevenson, Jack Nixon and others with blueprints
1946-1986
1:08:22: Union Building Construction
1946-1986
1:08:23: Union Building southeast corner
1946-1986
1:08:24: Union Building Construction
1946-1986
1:08:25: Union Building southeast corner
1946-1986
1:08:26-27: Union Building Construction
1946-1986
1:08:28: Woman in bare kitchen
1946-1986
1:08:29: Construction worker painting
1946-1986
1:08:30: Finished wall cabinets
1946-1986
1:08:31: Union Building Construction
1946-1986
1:08:32: Finished Skyroom
1946-1986
1:08:33: Union Building Construction
1946-1986
1:08:34: Union Building southeast corner
1946-1986
1:08:35-36: Union Building Construction
1946-1986
1:08:37: Union Building Construction
February 1, 1964
1:08:38: Union Building Construction
1946-1986
1:08:39: Two students Southeast of Union Building
1946-1986
1:08:40: Stevenson and five others on LIMA
1946-1986
1:08:41-42: Union Building Construction
July 10, 1964
1:08:43: Union Building Construction winter
1946-1986
1:08:44: Finished ceiling
1946-1986
1:08:45: Union Building Construction
1946-1986
1:08:46: Finished room
1946-1986
1:08:47: Union Building Construction
July 10, 1964
1:08:48: View of Old Main through scaffolding
1946-1986
1:08:49: Union Building Construction
July 10, 1964

Temporary Union Building, 1946-1986Return to Top

Container(s): Box 1, Folder 9

Container(s) Description Dates
box folder
1 9
1:09:01: "Buzzer Model in Commons." - Ruth Vicars Clayton
May 3, 1946
1:09:02: "Temporary Union."
1950
1:09:03-05: "TUB scene April." dance
1950
1:09:06-07: "TUB scene April." 13 students pose
1950
1:09:08: "TUB scene April." cafeteria
1950
1:09:09: "Union Building."
January 1965
1:09:10: "Union Building."
1967
1:09:11-12: Completed Union Building
July 1963
1:09:13: "Glenn Blaser" portrait
1946-1986
1:09:14: "Ralph Richards" portrait
1946-1986
1:09:15: "Jay Andersen" portrait
1946-1986
1:09:16: Evan Stevenson (?)
1946-1986
1:09:17: "Gary Chambers" portrait
1946-1986
1:09:18: Cheerleaders
circa 1986
1:09:19-20: Negatives of ribbon cutting Union Building
1946-1986