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Nolan James Nelson photograph collection, 1900-1930

Overview of the Collection

Creator
Nelson, Nolan James, 1897-1966
Title
Nolan James Nelson photograph collection
Dates
1900-1930 (inclusive)
Quantity
1 box, (0.5 linear feet)
Collection Number
USU_P0388
Summary
The Nolan James Nelson Photograph Collection consists of two separate photo albums which range mostly from 1910-1930. The first photograph album has images of unidentified people, probably from Jennie O'Neil's family, Nolan J. Nelson's wife. These photos are from Preston, Logan, Brigham City, Salt Lake City, and Venice, California. The second album has images of Nolan J. Nelson on his LDS Mission and people who are most probably his family and might include Byron Stalone Nelson (Father), Polly Jane Tubbs (Mother), Gladys Nelson Huff (Sister), Howard Homer Huff (Brother-in-Law), and Thomas O. Nelson (Son). The photos were taken in Montpelier, Idaho, Logan, and Atlanta, Georgia.
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
No restrictions on use, except: not available through interlibrary loan.
Languages
English

Biographical NoteReturn to Top

Nolan Nelson was born July 8,1897, in Pelgram, Bear Lake County, Idaho. He served an LDS Mission to the Southeast States in 1917. He married Jennie O'Neil around 1920, and had at least two children, Thomas O'Neil and Gladys. He lived in Montpelier, Idaho.

Content DescriptionReturn to Top

The Nolan James Nelson Photograph Collection consists of two separate photo albums which range mostly from 1910-1930. The first photograph album has images of unidentified people, probably from Jennie O'Neil's family, Nolan J. Nelson's wife. These photos are from Preston, Logan, Brigham City, Salt Lake City, and Venice, California. The second album has images of Nolan J. Nelson on his LDS Mission and people who are most probably his family and might include Byron Stalone Nelson (Father), Polly Jane Tubbs (Mother), Gladys Nelson Huff (Sister), Howard Homer Huff (Brother-in-Law), and Thomas O. Nelson (Son). The photos take place in Montpelier, Idaho, Logan, and Atlanta, Georgia. Photographs from Nolan J. Nelson's LDS Mission have written notes on the back describing the photo. Also in the collection are a few paper documents and images.

Photographs were originally attached to photo albums and glued to black construction paper. Some photos had fallen out or were loosely stored. The pages of album are now detached and put in separate folders for preservation purposes. Loose photos were put in plastic sleeves. Most photos are in good condition, some are falling off the paper.

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 Nolan James Nelson photograh collection must be obtained from the Special Collections Photograph Curator and/or the Special Collections Department Head.

Preferred Citation

Initial Citation: USU_P0388; Nolan James Nelson photograph collection; Photograph Collections Special Collections and Archives. Utah State University Merrill-Cazier Library. Logan, Utah.

Following Citations:USU_P0388, USUSCA.

Administrative InformationReturn to Top


Detailed Description of the CollectionReturn to Top

Beginning of Photo Album #1, 1900-1930Return to Top

Container(s): Box 1

Container(s) Description Dates
Box Folder
1 1
1:01:01-08: Outdoor group photos: bridge at Pioneer Park in Brigham City, and 1st Dam in Logan
Photos include images of people, horse/buggy, car, and a store front of Preston, Idaho newspaper, "Franklin County Citizen" published from 1913-1942
1913-1920
1 2
1:02:09-16: Outdoor group photos: Utah Capitol building, dam, nature/canyon. Photos include images of people, car and license plate (6032 IDAHO/1916) and Native American dancing/event
1910-1920
1 2
1:03:17-24: Outdoor group photos: woods, Temple Square, Salt Lake City, Catholic/Protestant wooden church buildings with cross on top
Photos include images of people, women drinking, car and license plate(976 IDAHO/1915), and horses
1915
1 3
1:03:17-24: Outdoor group photos: woods, Temple Square, Salt Lake City, Catholic/Protestant wooden church buildings with cross on top. Photos include images of people, women drinking, car and license plate(976 IDAHO/1915), and horses
1915
1 4
1:04:25-32: Outdoor group photos: creek, reservoir/lake, and Old Main (USU). Photos include images of car, people and portraits
1910-1920
1 5
1:05:33-40: Outdoor group photos: Steel frame bridge. Photos include images of houses, people, portraits, car and license plate (6032 IDAHO/1916)
1916
1 6
1:06:41-46: Outdoor group photos: dam, construction, train (1006). Photos include images of people, cars, and bicycle
1910-1920
1 7
1:07:47-54: Outdoor group photos: field, steel frame bridge, marshes, canyon road, USU campus building. Photos include images of people and cars
1 8
1:08:55-62: Outdoor group photos: fields and woods. Photos include images of people, women drinking, men and car, horse/buggy and a picnic
1910-1920
1 9
1:09:63-70: Photos include images of people, car, house, fences, fishing, construction, cement road marker, Probably Lincoln Highway
1910-1920
1 10
1:10:71-78: Photos include images of people, car, house, fences, fishing, construction, cement road marker, Probably Lincoln Highway
1910-1920
1 11
1:11:79-86: Photos include images of people cars, buildings (probably in California), train wreck, cement road marker
1910-1920
1 12
1:12:87-93: Photos include images of woman with "Opal", "Opalgene" written on photo, a car "Buick/ Blaire Motor Co.", Fish display, and beach scenes, Venice Pier, in Venice, CA
1920-1930
1 13
1:13:94-100: Photos include images of woman (Opal?), group photos and beach scenes in Venice, CA
1920-1930
1 14
1:14:101-107: Outdoor group photos: Steel frame bridge, reservoir/lake, and beach scenes. Photos include images of woman (Opal?), people, and car
1910-1930
1 15
1:15:108-114: Photos include images of woman (Opal?), people, and car
1920-1930
1 16
1:16:115-121: Photos include images of woman (Opal?), people, beach scene, car and license plate (47-778/ IDA 1923)
1923
1 17
1:17:122-127: Outdoor group photos: Bridge and cabin and people
1 18
1:18:128-133: Outdoor group photos: Bridge, car, stone monument. Images of family and friends
1920-1930
1 19
1:19:134-139: Outdoor group photos: town, stone monument, woods. Includes family and friends, car and license plate (20-998/IDAHO X-25)
1920-1930
1 20
1:20:140-145: Outdoor group photos: winter scene of mountain and snow lodge. Images of men in front of car drinking/smoking
1920-1930
1 21
1:21:146-153: Outdoor group photos: river, exterior of homes, church/tabernacle/town hall? Photos include images of men displaying fish, and cars
1920-1930
1 22
1:22:154-161: Outdoor group photos: people, cars, snowy mountains, old building, river, lake, woods
1920-1930
1 23
1:23:162-165: Outdoor group photos: people, park in California?, car. 1920s
1 24
1:24:166-185: Loose photos from Album 1: (1) photo postcards of buildings in Los Angeles, CA; (2) Photo postcards of people 1900-1920; (3) photos of roads, fields, men, mountain range, series of men surveying the landscape; (4) Public library
1910-1930
1 25
Published drawings/sketches of rabbit/bird and river scene, "Near Nature's Heart"
1916
1 26
Military Incident paperwork concerning Thomas O'Neil Nelson
1910-1930

Beginning of Photo Album #2, 1900-1930Return to Top

Container(s): Box 1

Container(s) Description Dates
Box Folder
1 27
1:27:186-198: Men/women posing outside brick building and Nolan Nelson's LDS Mission (photos contain inscriptions on back)
1910-1930
1 28
1:28:199-203: Nolan Nelson's LDS Mission
1917-1918
1 29
1:29:204-210: Probably Nolan Nelson's family and friends in front of houses
1910-1930
1 30
1:30:211-226: Various men/women posing, people in patriotic hats, and store exteriors including Sidney Stevens Implement, and the Rexall Store
1910-1930
1 31
1:31:227-238: Women, probable family and friend of Nolan Nelson, Montpelier High School group, portraits of children
1910-1930
1 32
1:32:239-253: Various group pictures, patriotic hats, women posing, women with guns, man with bicycle
1910-1930
1 33
1:33:254-269: Various group photos of Nolan Nelson's family, WWI Army solider, children at Lake, men with horse and cart and log cabin
1910-1920
1 34
1:34:270-279: Various group photos of probably Nolan Nelson's family and/or friends, Church/meeting house building
1910-1920
1 35
1:35:280-288: Various family group photos, church house,and wooden bridge
1910-1920
1 36
1:36:289-299: Various group photos in park, train station, houses, Montpelier High School, parade, canal/ river
1910-1930
1 37
1:37:300-311: Nolan Nelson's LDS Mission: Portraits, preaching and traveling
1910-1920
1 38
1:38:312-322: Various group photos of probably Nolan Nelson's family and friends with dogs
1910-1920
1 39
1:39:323: Family Portrait, "The Courtland Studio 1916."
1916
1 40
1:40:324-336: Family group photos and portraits
1910-1920
1 41
1:41:337-342: Family group photos and outdoor scenes
1910-1930
1 42
1:42:343-354: Various family group photos and outdoor scenes
1910-1930
1 43
1:43:355-369: Various family group and single photos, buildings, possible USU Campus building, Old Main
1910-1930
1 44
1:44:370-378: Loose photos from photo album 2: (1) Family Portraits, (2) High School (Montpelier)? (3) Various single and group photos, Camping skiing, class room, and personal card of Elder Nolan J. Nelson
1910-1930
1 45
Notes on Collection and Obituary of Thomas O'Neil Nelson, son of Nolan J. Nelson
1910-1930