Utah Salt Flats Racing Association records, 1940-2005  PDF

Overview of the Collection

Creator
Utah Salt Flats Racing Association
Title
Utah Salt Flats Racing Association records
Dates
1940-2005 (inclusive)
Quantity
23 boxes, (12 linear feet)
Collection Number
Accn2304
Summary
The Utah Salt Flats Racing Association records is a collection of material from the Utah Salt Flats Racing Association (USFRA), an amateur land speed racing association operating on the Bonneville Salt Flats in Wendover, Utah. USFRA has operated a number of land speed racing events throughout history, including Bonneville Speed Week, the World of Speed, and the Land Speed Opener. This collection contains administrative and promotional materials related to these events. The collection also contains an archive of magazine articles and other documents relating to land speed racing and its history. The collection also includes a membership archive, which features information, articles, and photographs of individual racers and their vehicles.
Repository
University of Utah Libraries, Special Collections.
Special Collections, J. Willard Marriott Library
University of Utah
295 South 1500 East
Salt Lake City, UT
84112-0860
Telephone: 801-581-8863
SPCreference@lists.utah.edu
Access Restrictions

Twenty-four hour advanced notice encouraged. Materials must be used on-site. Access to parts of this collection may be restricted under provisions of state or federal law.

Languages
English


Historical NoteReturn to Top

The USFRA is a non-profit, volunteer-based association dedicated to preserving the legacy of land speed racing on Utah's Bonneville Salt Flats, and to carrying on that legacy through continuing to promote land speed racing on the Flats.

Content DescriptionReturn to Top

The Utah Salt Flats Racing Association records contains administrative documents, meeting minutes, subject files, magazine articles, membership bios, and other materials related to land speed racing on the Bonneville Salt Flats, and at other venues.

Use of the CollectionReturn to Top

Restrictions on Use

The library does not claim to control copyright for all materials in the collection. An individual depicted in a reproduction has privacy rights as outlined in Title 45 CFR, part 46 (Protection of Human Subjects). For further information, please review the J. Willard Marriott Library’s Use Agreement and Reproduction Request forms.

Preferred Citation

Initial Citation: Utah Salt Flats Racing Association records, Accn 2304, Box [ ]. Special Collections and Archives. University of Utah, J. Willard Marriott. Salt Lake City, Utah.

Following Citations: Accn 2304.

Administrative InformationReturn to Top


Detailed Description of the CollectionReturn to Top

Official Documents - Bylaws, Meeting Minutes, Elections, Correspondence, 1976-2005Return to Top

Container(s): Box 1

Records and Rule Books, Promotional Materials, Equipment, Video, 1976-1998Return to Top

Container(s): Box 2

Office FilesReturn to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Box Folder
3 1
Racing Info, Clubs
3 2
Financial - Course Prep
3 3
Marketing
3 4
Land Speed Authority
3 5
Insurance Info
3 6
General Clippings and Articles
3 7
Membership - Death Notices
1990s
3 8
Membership Lists
1990s
3 9
Jaws of Life
3 10
Salt Flats Racing Calendars
1987-1995

Southern California Timing Association Materials, 1990-2005Return to Top

Container(s): Box 4

Clippings and newsletters.

El Mirage Materials, 1990sReturn to Top

Container(s): Box 5

El Mirage Lake is a dry lake bed in California's Mohave Desert used for land speed racing.

Land Speed Opener, 1976-2000Return to Top

Container(s): Box 6

Land speed racing event held by the USFRA in July. First event of the year.

Speed Week, 1949-1987Return to Top

Container(s): Box 7

Land speed racing event held by the USFRA. Largest and most famous event.

Speed Week, 1988-1994Return to Top

Container(s): Box 8

Land speed racing event held by the USFRA. Largest and most famous event.

Speed Week, 1995-2000Return to Top

Container(s): Box 9

Land speed racing event held by the USFRA. Largest and most famous event.

World of Speed, 1987-2001Return to Top

Container(s): Box 10

Land speed racing event held by the USFRA. Last event of the year.

Subject FilesReturn to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Box Folder
11 1
Australia Racers
11 2
Bonneville Salt Flats Recreation Area Management Plan
1988
11 3
Clippings
11 4
Clippings
11 5
Embry, Jessie; Shook, Ron; "These Bloomin' Salt Beds: Racing on the Bonneville Salt Flats"
1997
11 6
Equipment - Stroud Safety Parachutes
11 7
Eyston, George; Bradley, W.F.; "Speed on Salt"
1990s
11 8
Jennings, Jessie; "Salt and Speed"
1998
11 9
McCahill, Tom; Purdy, Ken; Bentley, John; "Sport Cars and Hot Rods"
1951
12 1
Nish Motorsports Calendars
1995-2000
12 2
Save the Salt - Salt Conditions
1990-2000
12 3
Selected Hydrologic Data for the Bonneville Salt Flats and Pilot Valley, Western Utah. USGS
1991-1993
12 4
Studebaker
12 5
Straightaway News
1990s-2000s

Land Speed Racing Magazine Article Archive A - C, 1990s-2000sReturn to Top

Container(s): Box 13

Land Speed Racing Magazine Article Archive C - F, 1990s-2000sReturn to Top

Container(s): Box 14

Land Speed Racing Magazine Article Archive F - H, 1990s-2000sReturn to Top

Container(s): Box 15

Land Speed Racing Magazine Article Archive H - M, 1990s-2000sReturn to Top

Container(s): Box 16

Land Speed Racing Magazine Article Archive M - Z, 1990s-2000sReturn to Top

Container(s): Box 17

USFRA Members A - B, 1990s-2000sReturn to Top

Container(s): Box 18

USFRA Members C - H, 1990s-2000sReturn to Top

Container(s): Box 19

USFRA Members I - M, 1990s-2000sReturn to Top

Container(s): Box 20

USFRA Members M - T, 1990s-2000sReturn to Top

Container(s): Box 21

USFRA Members T - Z, 1990s-2000sReturn to Top

Container(s): Box 22

Oversize - Posters, Calendars, Plaques, T-Shirts, 1990s-2000sReturn to Top

Container(s): Box 23

Names and SubjectsReturn to Top

  • Subject Terms :
  • Automobile racing--Utah
  • Corporate Names :
  • Bonneville Salt Flats Race, Utah
  • Geographical Names :
  • Bonneville Salt Flats (Utah)