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Dee Smith Photograph Collection, 1908-1983

Overview of the Collection

Creator
Carlisle, Howard M.
Title
Dee Smith Photograph Collection
Dates
1908-1983 (inclusive)
Quantity
1 box, (.25 linear foot)
Collection Number
USU_P0438
Summary
The photographs in this collection were used in Howard M. Carlisle's book The Dee Smith Story: Fulfilling a Dream.
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

Dee Glen Smith was born September 30, 1925 in Brigham City, Utah the son of Ren and Seret Smith. He worked for his father, who owned a small grocery story, throughout his youth. In 1943 he graduated from Box Elder High School and joined the US Army. During a leave of absence, Smith married his high school sweetheart, Ida Woodyatt in May 1944. They had three boys Richie, Jeff and Fred. After a honorable discharge as a corporal from the Army, Smith returned to help his father run his grocery store, quickly catching on to the daily store activity and soon taking over many responsibilities from his father. Smith joined with a partner and expanded his business, Smith's Grocery, into Ogden, Roy, and Layton, Utah. After his father passed away, Smith took over as president and began to expand buying smaller grocery stores in Nevada, New Mexico, and Arizona consolidating them into a profitable venture. Dee Glen Smith died June 30, 1984 in Salt Lake City, Utah, leaving behind a billion dollar business that included 128 stores and 6,500 employees.

Content DescriptionReturn to Top

The photographs in this collection were used in Howard Carlisle's book, The Dee Smith Story: Fulfilling a Dream. They were removed from COLL MSS 273, the Dee Glen Smith Oral Histories (1980-1992), to form an independent collection and retained their original order according to the book chapter in which they appeared. Photograph titles are taken from descriptions listed in the book.

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 Dee Smith Photograph Collection must be obtained from the Special Collections Photograph Curator and/or the Special Collections Department Head.

Preferred Citation

Initial Citation: USU_P0438; Dee Smith Photograph Collection; Photograph Collections Special Collections and Archives. Utah State University Merrill-Cazier Library. Logan, Utah.

Following Citations:USU_P0438, USUSCA.

Administrative InformationReturn to Top


Detailed Description of the CollectionReturn to Top

Prints, Slides and Negatives, 1908-1983Return to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Box Folder
1 1
Chapter 1 Photographs
1920
1:01: Earliest picture of Smith's Market on the corner of 5th South and Main Street, Brigham City
c.1920
1 2
Chapter 2 photographs
1908-1937
2:01: Headquarters of the Brigham City Mercantile and Manufacturing Company at the northwest corner of Main Street and Forest Street
[SEE ALSO COMPTON: C-00116}
2:02: East side of Main Street in Brigham City
[SEE ALSO COMPTON: C-0015]
c.1910
2:03: Ren and Seret with Mary, age 2, at their original home on north Main Street, Brigham City
1908
2:04: Dee Glen Smith age two
undated
2:05: Ren Smith in front of 5th South and Main Street store
undated
2:06: Ren and Dee with a deliveryman
1934
2:07: Dee and Ren at the 5th South and Main Street store
1937
2:08: Family photo. Left to right: Ida, Pearl, Ren, Jay, Seretha, Mary and Dee
undated
2:09: Inside the 5th South and Main Street store. Left to right: Ren, Ida, and Seret Smith, Eugene Wilson, and Leon Packer
[SEE NEGATIVE 15:34]
1935
1 3
Chapter 3 Photographs
3:01: Dee Glen Smith at approximately age 10
undated
3:02: Dee Glen Smith at approximately age 12
undated
3:03: Dee Glen Smith at age 16 posing next to a car (2 copies)
undated
3:04: Dee Glen Smith wearing a band uniform sitting next to Barbara Earl, D? Sacket, McDowell, and Gene Munas?
undated
3:05: Woodyatt family portrait. Back row: Mary, Glen, and Ida. Front row: Pearl and Fred
undated
3:06: Dee Glen Smith's high school graduation photo
undated
3:07: Dee and Ida on their wedding day
undated
3:08: Dee wearing a military uniform posing with Ida
undated
1 4
Chapter 4 Photographs
1950-1954
4:01: Dee and Ren in front of the 5th South and Main Street store
[SEE ALSO 14:05, 14:26]
undated
4:02: Woman shopping in the 5th South and Main Street market after a recent remodel
[SEE ALSO NEG 15:24]
1952 December
4:03: Staff of the store after the remodel. Left to right: Eileen Forsgren (checker), Ren and Seret, Dee, and Fern Shaw (checker)
[SEE ALSO NEG 15:23]
1952 December
4:04: Dee receiving the Jaycee Distinguished Service Award from Brigham City Mayor Lorenzo J. Bott. On the left is Douglas Stringfellow, principal speaker
[SEE ALSO NEG 15:13]
1952 January 19
4:05: Brigham City grocers. Left to right: Sherman Lloyd, (Executive Secretary of the Utah Retail Grocers' Association), Ken and Elsie Jensen, Dee and Ida, and Ren and Seret
[SEE 14:09, 15:12]
undated
4:06: 500 pound March of Dimes cake and left to right: Bob Woldberg of General Foods, Mr. and Mrs. Doak Robbins who baked and decorated the cake and Dee Glen Smith
1950 February
4:07: Portrait of Ren and Seret Smith for their golden wedding anniversary
1954
1 5
Chapter 5 Photographs
1965-1971
5:01: Dee's Food Giant store at Dutch John, Utah
1959
5:02: Fred, Richie, Jeff, Dee, and Ida at a Utah Retail Grocers Association convention at Hotel Utah, Salt Lake City
1961
5:03: Dee and Ida standing in front of the Roy, Utah Smith's Food Town store [2 copies]
(2 copies)
1959 September
5:04: Portrait of Dee Smith
1961
1 6
Chapter 6 photographs
1965-1967
6:01: Ida, Dee, Fred, Senator Barry Goldwater, Miss America 1965 Alice Buehner, and O. S. Allen at a Las Vegas convention [2 copies]
(2 copies)
1965 September
6:02: Dee, Utah Retail Grocers Association President, standing next to Robert W. Mueller at a Las Vegas convention
1967 September
6:03: Marcel Jeanselme, President-elect of the Utah Retail Grocers Association, awarding a plaque to Dee for his service as president
undated
6:04: Dee standing next to Maurice Warshaw at the ground breaking of the Orem, Utah store
undated
6:05: Dee at a birthday celebration at the Riverdale Road headquarters
[SEE ALSO 14:10]
undated
6:06: Opening of a Las Vegas Smith's Food King. Left to right: Jim Acton, Dick High, Al Martindale, Dee, Larry Childress, and Bob Rempp
undated
6:07: Dee with actress Barbara Hale at the opening of the Van Nuys, California store
[SEE NEGATIVE 15:31]
1971 October
1 7
Chapter 7 photographs
undated
7:01: Portrait of Dee Smith
undated
1 8
Chapter 8 photographs
undated
8:01: Dee and Fred conducting a ribbon cutting ceremony at an Albuquerque store
[color photograph]
undated
8:02: Generic products at a Smith's store
[2 copies]
undated
8:03: Portrait of Dee Smith in Smith's first airplane
undated
8:04: Dee standing by a display in a Smith's store
[SEE SLIDE 15:09]
undated
1 9
Chapter 9 photographs
1977-1983
9:01: Dee standing next to a podium as President of the Western Association of Food Chains at a convention in Phoenix
1977 April
9:02: Portrait photo for an award Dee received from the University of Southern California Food Management Program
[SEE SLIDE 15:10]
1979
9:03: George Jenkins, CEO of Publix Super Markents, Inc. presenting Dee with a Golden Plate award
1979
9:04: Dee receiving the Maurice Warshaw Award from Congressman Gunn McKay
1978
9:05: Richie, Jeff, Fred and Dee where the three sons received awards from the City of Hope
1983 August
9:06: Jeff receiving his 15-year Smith's service award from Dee (2 copies)
[SEE NEGATIVE 15:26]
undated
9:07: Dee, Al Martindale, and Jeff leading a Smith's management meeting at the Little America Hotel in Salt Lake City
[SEE SLIDE: 15:02]
1980
1 10
Chapter 10 Photographs
undated
10:01: Smith's training bus
[2 copies]
undated
10:02: Dee on stage with Joe Nameth
undated
10:03: Dee awarding a prize in the Utah Open to Don Overly. Sportscaster Paul James is looking on [2 copies]
(2 copies)
undated
10:04: Dee and professional golfer Bob Betley looking at a golf score
[2 copies, SEE NEGATIVE 15:33]
undated
1 11
Chapter 11 Photographs
undated
11:01: Darren Quinn at the Challenge Center in El Cajon, California
undated
11:02: Portraits of Dee and Glen Smith and Susie Kamansky in the Challenge Center in honor of their memorial fund
undated
1 12
Chapter 12 Photographs
undated
12:01: Fred, Jeff and friend Billy Woodbury posing
undated
12:02: Portrait of the Smith family
undated
12:03: Richie (second row, middle) and his youth basketball team
undated
12:04: Richie, Jeff and Fred all wearing suits
undated
12:05: Richie, Dee, Ida, Fred and Jeff
[SEE SLIDE 15:07]
undated
1 13
Chapter 13 Photographs
undated
13:01: Dee at a podium at a Food Marketing Institute convention
[2 copies]
undated
13:02: Dee conducting a focus group in California
[SEE SLIDE 15:05]
undated
1 14
Miscellaneous Photographs
1972-1981
14:01-:04: Portraits of Dee Smith as a young boy
undated
14:05: Dee and Ren in front of the 5th South and Main Street store
[SEE ALSO 4:01]
undated
14:06: Portrait of Al Martindale
undated
14:07: Dee at a focus group
[SEE ALSO 13:02]
undated
14:08: Dee sitting in a car with a phone receiver to his ear
undated
14:09: Dee, Ida, Ren and Seret at a meeting of Brigham City area grocers
[SEE 4:05, 15:12]
undated
14:10: Dee at a birthday celebration at the Riverdale Road headquarters
[SEE ALSO 6:09]
undated
14:11: Dee in his office
undated
14:12: Dee Smith, Glen Lewis, Russ Mears and George Marks grasping a golf club
[SEE ALSO 14:42, NEGATIVE 15:31]
undated
14:13: Dee at a podium at a Food Marketing Institute convention
[2 copies]
undated
14:14: Jeff and Richie Smith in a Smith's store
[2 copies SEE ALSO 15:14]
undated
14:15: Jeff and Richie Smith speaking with a patron in a Smith's store (color print)
[SEE NEGATIVE 15:15, 15:34]
undated
14:16: Smith's store front
[SEE ALSO NEGATIVE 14:16]
undated
14:17: Dee posing with Farrah Fawcett (color print)
undated
14:18: Dee and Ida Smith at an FMI convention (color print)
1981
14:19: Dee and Miss Utah Karen Brimley
[SEE ALSO 14:30, NEG: 15:20]
1979
14:20: Chamberlain family playing instruments
[SEE NEG: 15:22]
undated
14:21: Portrait of Dee and Ida
undated
14:22: Dee posing with Richie, Jeff and Fred
undated
14:23: Dee and Ida playing tennis
[SEE SLIDE 15:01]
undated
14:24: Dee and Fred conducting a ribbon cutting ceremony at an Albuquerque store
[SEE 8:01]
undated
14:25: Dee standing next to possibly Wayne Brown, Division Manager
[SEE 14:37, Negative 15:29]
undated
14:26: Dee and Ren Smith standing in front of the 5th South and Main Street store
[SEE 4:01,14:05]
undated
14:27: Ida and Glen at a dinner (color print)
undated
14:28: Young Dee wearing a fedora hat
undated
14:29: Ida and Glen dressed in formal wear
undated
14:30: Dee and Miss Utah Karen Brimley
[SEE 14:19, Negative 15:21]
1979
14:31: Dee giving a President's Club award to Bruce Haven
[SEE NEGATIVE 15:27]
1976 November
14:32: Christi standing by red flowers
undated
14:33: Dee, Jeff, Richie and Fred in the yard
[SEE SLIDE 15:04]
undated
14:34: Portrait of a young Dee Smith
undated
14:35: People in line at Smith's Food King
undated
14:36: Dee at a ribbon cutting ceremony
1980 September 16
14:37: Dee standing next to possibly Wayne Brown, Division Manager
[SEE ALSO 14:25, NEGATIVE 15:29]
undated
14:38: Women and children picking peaches
[SEE COMPTON: C-0280]
undated
14:39: Dee and Clint Carlson
undated
14:40: Brigham City band and possible parade
[COMPTON C-0097]
undated
14:41: Richard Hopper of Anheuser-Busch presenting Dee a plaque
1972or1973
14:42: Dee Smith, Glen Lewis, Russ Mears and George Marks grasping a golf club
[SEE ALSO 14:12, NEGATIVE 15:32]
undated
1 15
Slides and Negatives
1963-1975
15:01: Ida and Dee playing tennis
[SEE 14:23]
undated
15:02: Dee, Al Martindale, and Jeff leading a Smith's management meeting at the Little America Hotel in Salt Lake City
[SEE 9:07]
undated
15:03: Jeff, Richie and Fred [color slide]
undated
15:04: Dee, Jeff, Richie and Fred in the yard
[SEE 14:33]
undated
15:05: Dee conducting a focus group
[SEE 13:02]
undated
15:06: Dee conducting a focus group
undated
15:07: Jeff, Ida and Richie
[SEE 12:05]
undated
15:08: Dee and Carolyn Dunn
undated
15:09: Dee standing bya display in a Smith's store
[SEE 8:04]
undated
15:10: Portrait photo for an award Dee received from the University of Southern California Food Management Program
[SEE 9:02]
undated
15:11: Dee at the City of Hope Medical Center
1975
15:12: Dee, Ida, Ren and Seret at a meeting of Brigham City area grocers (2 copies)
[SEE ALSO 4:05, 14:09]
undated
15:13: Dee receiving the Jaycee Distinguished Service Award from Brigham City Mayor Lorenzo J. Bott. On the left is Douglas Stringfellow, principal speaker
[SEE ALSO 4:04]
undated
15:14: Jeff and Richie Smith in a Smith's store (2 negatives)
[SEE ALSO 14:14]
undated
15:15: Jeff and Richie Smith speaking with a patron in a Smith's store (3 negatives)
[SEE ALSO 14:15]
undated
15:16: Smith's store front (3 negatives)
[SEE ALSO 14:16]
undated
15:17: The Dee Smith family at Lake Tahoe (2 negatives)
1963 July
15:18: Jeff, Ida, Fred and Richie in Palm Springs (1 negative)
undated
15:19: Richi Smith and family (left to right): Nicholas, Richie, Scott, Jule and Ryan (1 negative)
undated
15:20: Dee speaking at Weber State (2 negatives)
undated
15:21: Dee with Miss Utah Karen Brimley (2 negatives)
[SEE ALSO: 14:19,14:30]
undated
15:22: Chamberlain family playing instruments (2 negatives)
[SEE ALSO: 14:20]
undated
15:23: Staff of the store after the remodel. Left to right: Eileen Forsgren (checker), Ren and Seret, Dee, and Fern Shaw (checker) (2 negatives)
[SEE ALSO 4:03]
undated
15:24: Woman shopping in the 5th South and Main Street market after a recent remodel
[SEE ALSO 4:02]
undated
15:25: Richie and Ida Smith reviewing a banner
undated
15:26: Jeff receiving his 15-year Smith's service award from Dee
[SEE ALSO 9:06]
undated
15:27: Dee giving a President's Club award to Bruce Haven
[SEE ALSO 14:31]
undated
15:28: Layton Smith's honoring 52nd anniverary of the organization
undated
15:29: Dee standing next to possibly Wayne Brown, Division Manager
[SEE ALSO 14:25, 14:37]
undated
15:30: Dee giving a speech
undated
15:31: Dee with actress Barbara Hale at the opening of the Van Nuys, California store
[SEE ALSO 6:07]
undated
15:32: Dee Smith, Glen Lewis, Russ Mears and George Marks grasping a golf club
[SEE ALSO 14:12, 14:42]
undated
15:33: Dee and professional golfer Bob Betley looking at a golf score (2 negatives)
[SEE ALSO: 10:04]
undated
15:34: Jeff and Richie Smith speaking with a patron in a Smith's store, color negative
[SEE NEGATIVE 14:15, 15:15 ]
undated
15:35: Inside the 5th South and Main Street store. Left to right: Ren, Ida, and Seret Smith, Eugene Wilson, and Leon Packer
[SEE ALSO 2:09]
undated