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Briant H. Stringham papers, 1940-1980

Overview of the Collection

Creator
Stringham, B. H. (Briant H.), 1889-1983
Title
Briant H. Stringham papers
Dates
1940-1980 (inclusive)
Quantity
23 boxes, 6 scrapbooks, 14 framed items, (14 linear ft. )
Collection Number
USU_COLL MSS 48
Summary
Primarily correspondence and subject files. Includes materials relating to Stringham's political career as a Utah legislator and mayor of Vernal, Utah; material concerning water conservationist issues and projects, including the Central Utah Project, Colorado River Storage Project, and the Echo Park Dam controversy; political speeches; meeting minutes from the Uintah Water Conservancy District Board of Directors meetings; and materials concerning the Wool Growers Association. Also includes diaries, sheep business materials, and memorabilia.
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

Open to public research.

Languages
English.


Biographical NoteReturn to Top

Stockman, conservationist, and reclamation advocate, B. H. "Bry" Stringham was born in the Ashley Valley (Vernal) of Utah Territory on April , 1889 to Philip and Caroline Crouch Stringham. As biographer L. Don LeFerve remarked, "though his birth went all but unnoticed" by those outside his immediate family, Bry's life-time accomplishments and leadership would one day "leave a significant mark on the community, the valley, and the state" in which he lived.

B. H. Stringham received his early education from the LDS Church operated Uinta Stake Academy at Vernal. Afterward he attended Brigham Young University in Provo. There he trained for a teaching position and, graduating in 1912, accepted a post in Storrs, Utah. He spent three years in this small Carbon County mining town. At the end of this tenure, he returned to the Ashley Valley to join his brother in the sheep business. Vernal became his permanent residence and stock raising his life-long career.

His chosen vocation did not restrict his other interests, however. He devoted much of his life to public service. His political achievement include four terms as a legislator in the Utah House of Representatives, two terms as state senator and four terms as mayor of Vernal.

Stringham's civic contributions were not limited to elected offices. He was a member of the Board of Trustees for Utah State University; a member of the Board of Regents for the University of Utah; a member of the Board of Directors for the Utah State University Development Fund; and a member of the Vernal Lions Club and the Vernal Rod and Gun Club.

In addition, he was President, Vice-President, and Director of the Utah Wool Grower's Association; Chairman of the Bureau of Land Management's State Advisory Board; a member of the Bureau of Land Management's National Advisory Board; and a member of the Board of Directors, Central Utah Water Conservancy District.

As a conservationist, B. H. Stringham aided in the passage of the Taylor Grazing Act legislation and other national grazing laws. His cooperation with the Bureau of Land Management facilitated the construction of fourteen stock-watering reservoirs on the range land of northeastern Utah. Overall his contribution to range improvement programs in Utah merited him the Bridger Award, an honor bestowed by Utah State University for outstanding work in the field of conservation.

As an advocate of reclamation in the West; B. H. Stringham was instrumental in the development of the monumental Colorado River Storage Project. He also played a significant role in the development of the Central Utah Project, and offered his assistance to the plans of such groups as the Colorado River Development Association, the Central Utah Water Conservancy District, the Upper Colorado River Commission, the Colorado River Water Users Association, the Uinta Water Conservancy District, and the Utah Water and Power Board.

On March 30, 1908, B. H. Stringham married Delpha Rolfe, but the marriage quickly ended in divorce. He later married Catherine Chipman of American Fork, Utah, in 1912. Their marriage of fifty-three years ended with her sudden death in 1965. In 1966, he remarried to Lottie Ward Hickenlooper. He passed away on July 13, 1983 at the age of ninety-four.

Content DescriptionReturn to Top

The Brian H. Stringham Collection is contained in twenty-five boxes. Processing of the papers was undertaken in large part by Jeff Smith. In organizing the material a topical arrangement was chosen to provide easy access to its information. All correspondence not directly related to a topical category was compiled as a separate category titled "General Correspondence." As with the topical arrangement, the correspondence is organized alphabetically and chronologically.

Photographs, other than those permanently attached in scrapbooks, were removed from the manuscript collection and can be found in collection P0365.

Use of the CollectionReturn to Top

Restrictions on Use

Copyright

It is the responsibility of the user to obtain permission to publish from the owner of the copyright (the institution, the creator of the record, the author or his/her transferees, heirs, legates, or literary executors). The user agrees to indemnify and hold harmless the Utah State University Libraries, its officers, employees, and agents from and against all claims made by any person asserting that he or she is an owner of copyright.

Permission to publish material from the Briant H. Stringham papers must be obtained from the Special Collections Manuscript Curator and/or the Special Collections Department Head.

Preferred Citation

Briant H. Stringham papers, 1940-1980. (COLL MSS 48). Utah State University. Special Collections and Archives Department.

Administrative InformationReturn to Top


Detailed Description of the CollectionReturn to Top

General CorrespondenceReturn to Top

Container(s) Description
Box Folder
1 1
Aagard - Allred
1 2
Ambassador Athletic Club - Augason
1 3
Bacon - Barnes
1 4
Barnett - Bennett, Joseph F
1 5
Bennett, Wallace F
1 6
Bennett, W. H. - Blood
1 7
Booth - Bukin
1 8
Bracken - Browning
1 9
Buck - Butler
1 10
Calder - Casella
1 11
Chapman - Chivers
1 12
Christensen - Clyde, Grace
1 13
Clyde, George D
1 14
Clyde, Ora - Colton, Grace
1 15
Colton, Hugh - Consolidated Royalty Oil Company
1 16
Cooper - Cornet & Zeilieg, Inc
1 17
Cornet, Henry L
1 18
Cory - Cummings
1 19
Darley - Derrick
1 20
Despain - Dykstra (For Echo Park Dam see Water - Echo Park Dam)
1 21
Eagleston - Ellis
1 22
Engineering, Road Commision - Evans
2 1
Fabian - Fox
2 2
Francis - Fulton
2 3
Gage - Gurr
2 4
Hacking - Halliday
2 5
Hallowell, Jones & David
2 6
Hamblin - Hanson
2 7
Harding - Hayward
2 8
Henderson - Hislop
2 9
Hodson - Howell
2 10
Hubbard - Hyde
2 11
Irvine - Isaacson
2 12
Jackson - Johnson, Lamont
2 13
Johnson, Lutz
2 14
Jolley - Justice
2 15
Kay - Krummes
2 16
Lamb - Lewis
2 17
Libory - Lukins
2 18
Mabey - McQuire
2 19
Madden - Maw
2 20
Meagen - Moon
2 21
Moore, Frank - Moore, Roy
2 22
Morgan - Murray
2 23
National - Nelson
2 24
New - Nygaard
3 1
Oaks - Owen
3 2
Pacific - Peterson
3 3
Pfost - Quilnlin
3 4
Rampton - Rex
3 5
Rhoades - Russell
3 6
Sam - Shuford
3 7
Siddoway, John - Siddoway, Wallace
3 8
Sieger - Squire
3 9
Stanton - Stoddard
3 10
Stringfellow - Swalberg
3 11
Taggart - Tyzack
3 12
Uinta Basin Telephone Association - Ute Indian Trading Post
3 13
Varley - Vest
3 14
Walker - Wharburton
3 15
Ward, Frank
3 16
Watkins, Arthur V
3 17
Watson - Wilks
3 18
Will, John Geoffry
3 19
Wilson - Wright
3 20
Yorty - Young
3 21
Miscellaneous

Biographical Data Return to Top

Container(s) Description
Box Folder
4 1
Draft for unpublished biography of BHS by L. Don Leferve of Salt Lake City
4 2
Recollection by various people concerning BHS, other autobiographical material
4 3
Papers of Phillip Stringham, Agreements, mortgages, and leases
4 4
Papers of Phillip Stringham, Certificates
4 5
Papers of Phillip Stringham, Deeds and patents
4 6
Papers of Phillip Stringham, Receipts and statements
4 7
Miscellaneous family papers

Subject FilesReturn to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Box Folder
5 1
Boy Scouts of America, Correspondence
1948
5 2
Brigham Young University Emeritus Club Correspondence
1962-1980
5 3
"Bry" Stringham Day, Memorabilia
1966 April 2
5 4
Bureau of Land Management (BLM), General Correspondence
1954-1970
5 5
BLM, Federal Range Code
5 6
BLM, Maps
5 7
BLM, Memoranda
1941-1964
5 8
BLM, Public Lands Policy
5 9
BLM, Public Lands Reports
5 10
BLM, State Advisory Board Meetings
1954
5 11
BLM, State Advisory Board Meetings
1957
5 12
BLM, State Advisory Board Meetings
1960
5 13
BLM, State Advisory Board Meetings
1961
5 14
BLM, Miscellaneous
5 15
Citations
6 1
Grazing leases
6 2
Grazing licenses
6 3
Grazing permits
6 4
Grazing service, correspondence
1938-1955
6 5
Hotel Vernal, Annual Reports
1948-1959
6 6
Hotel Vernal, Annual Reports
1960-1964
6 7
Hotel Vernal, Financial Statements
1949-1959
6 8
Hotel Vernal, Financial Statements
1960-1965
6 9
Hotel Vernal, Miscellaneous
6 10
Land and Grazing, speeches
6 11
Leal Papers: Agreements, leases, permits
6 12
Legislative correspondence
1946-1948
6 13
Legislative correspondence
1949 January-May
6 14
Legislative correspondence
1949 June-December
6 15
Legislative correspondence
1953-1954
6 16
Legislative correspondence
1955 January-February
6 17
Legislative correspondence
1955 November-December
6 18
Legislative correspondence
1956
6 19
Legislative correspondence
1957-1958
6 20
Letters of Recommendation
7 1
Mailing Lists
7 2
Mayoral correspondence, Vernal Utah
1946 June-October
7 3
Mayoral correspondence, Vernal Utah
1946 November-December
7 4
Mayoral correspondence, Vernal Utah
1947 January-March
7 5
Mayoral correspondence, Vernal Utah
1947 April-June
7 6
Mayoral correspondence, Vernal Utah
1947 July-October
7 7
Mayoral correspondence, Vernal Utah
November-December
7 8
Mayoral correspondence, Vernal Utah
1948 January-March
7 9
Mayoral correspondence, Vernal Utah
1948 April-June
7 10
Mayoral correspondence, Vernal Utah
1948 July-December
7 11
Mayoral correspondence, Vernal Utah
1949
7 12
Oil Leases, Agreements
7 13
Oil Leases, Division orders
7 14
Oil Leases, Pooling agreements
7 15
Oil Leases, miscellaneous
8 1
Personal Finances: Account books, bank statements, etc
8 2
Political campaign addresses
1940
8 3
Political campaign addresses
1942 and 1944
8 4
Political campaign addresses
1950 and 1953
8 5
Political campaign addresses
1957
8 6
Political campaign addresses
1960-1961
8 7
Predator Animal Control, reports and statements
8 8
Production Credit Association, correspondence
1964-1972
8 9
Production Credit Association, meetings
1974-75
8 10
Production Credit Association, Policy manual
8 11
Production Credit Association, Speeches
8 12
Production Credit Association, Miscellaneous
8 13
Rural Areas Development Committee, correspondence
1963
9 1
Speeches by Stringham: Agriculture
9 2
Speeches by Stringham: Cattle Industry
9 3
Speeches by Stringham: Community Development - Uinta Basin
9 4
Speeches by Stringham: Community Development - Utah Municipal
9 5
Speeches by Stringham: Community Development - Vernal City
9 6
Speeches by Stringham: Community Development - Miscellaneous
9 7
Speeches by Stringham: Patriotic
9 8
Speeches by Stringham: Political
9 9
Speeches by Stringham: Range Management
9 10
Speeches by Stringham: Sheep Industry
9 11
Speeches by Stringham: Miscellaneous
9 12
Speeches collected by Stringham
9 13
Taxes
1940 - 1970
9 14
Taylor Grazing Act
(For Uinta Water Conservancy District, see Water - Uinta Water etc; for Upper Colorado River Storage Projects see Water - Upper Colorado etc.)
9 15
Utah Municipal League, Minutes
1948
9 16
Vernal City, Utah; Annual Reports
1948 & 1952
9 17
Vernal City, Utah; Miscellaneous
9 18
Vernal Lion's Club, Addresses by Stringham
9 19
Vernal Lion's Club, Correspondence
1943-1944, 1963, 1977
9 20
Vernal Lion's Club, Minutes of Meetings
1943 - 1977 (incomplete)
9 21
Vernal Lion's Club, Miscellaneous
10 1
Water - Central Utah Project, Bonneville Unit, Correspondence
10 2
Water - Central Utah Project, Bonneville Unit, 1972 Reports
10 3
Water - Central Utah Project, Jensen Unit, Correspondence
1975
10 4
Water - Central Utah Project, Jensen Unit, Reports
1967-1972
10 5
Water - Central Utah Project, Maps
10 6
Water - Central Utah Project, News Releases
1966-1971
10 7
Water - Central Utah Project, Statements
1970s
10 8
Water - Central Utah Project, Uinta Unit Reports
1975
10 9
Water - Central Utah Project, Upalco Unit, Reports
1975
10 10
Water - Central Utah Project, Vernal Unit, Reports
1958-1971
10 11
Water - Central Utah Water Conservancy District, Agreements
10 12
Water - Central Utah Water Conservancy District, Annual Reports
1968-1975
10 13
Water - Central Utah Water Conservancy District, Annual Reports
1976-1977
10 14
Water - Central Utah Water Conservancy District, Board of Directors
1964-1974
10 15
Water - Central Utah Water Conservancy District, Correspondence
1964-1979
11
Water - Central Utah Water Conservancy District, Directors Meetings
1967 - 1976
Folder
12 1
Water - Central Utah Water Conservancy District, Financial Statements
12 2
Water - Central Utah Water Conservancy District, Policy Bulletins
12 3
Water - Central Utah Water Conservancy District, Miscellaneous
12 4
Water - Colorado River Development Association, Correspondence
1950-1951
12 5
Water - Colorado River Development Association, Correspondence
1952-1960
12 6
Water - Colorado River Development Association, Finances
12 7
Water - Colorado River Development Association, Meetings
1950-1952
12 8
Water - Colorado River Development Association, Meetings
1953-1958
12 9
Water - Colorado River Development Association, Statements
12 10
Water - Colorado River Development Association, Tours
13 1
Water - Colorado River Storage Project, Legislative materials
1953-1954
13 2
Water - Colorado River Storage Project, Legislative materials
1955
13 3
Water - Colorado River Storage Project, Maps
13 4
Water - Colorado River Storage Project, Minutes
13 5
Water - Colorado River Storage Project, Resolutions
13 6
Water - Colorado River Storage Project, Statements
1950-1951
13 7
Water - Colorado River Storage Project, Statements
1954
13 8
Water - Colorado River Storage Project, Upper Colorado River Commission
1951-1952
13 9
Water - Colorado River Storage Project, Upper Colorado River Commission
1954
13 10
Water - Colorado River Storage Project, Upper Colorado River Commission
1955
13 11
Water - Colorado River Storage Project, Upper Colorado River Commission
1976-1977
13 12
Water - Colorado River Storage Project, Upper Colorado River Commission
1978-1979
13 13
Water - Colorado River Storage Project, Upper Colorado River Grass Roots, Inc
14 1
Water - Colorado River Water Users Association, Reports
1955-1976
14 2
Water - Echo Park Dam Controversy, Correspondence
1946-1955
14 3
Water - Echo Park Dam Controversy, Statements
1950-1951
14 4
Water - Echo Park Dam Controversy, Statements
1954-1955
14 5
Water - Echo Park Dam Controversy, Statements
Undated
14 6
Water - Echo Park Dam Controversy, Secretary of the Interior
1950
14 7
Water - Echo Park Dam Controversy, Miscellaneous
14 8
Water - Linke, Harold A., Correspondence
1949
15 1
Water - Uinta Water Conservancy District, Annual Meetings
1969, 1971
15 2
Water - Uinta Water Conservancy District, Annual Report
1961
15 3
Water - Uinta Water Conservancy District, Board of Directors Meetings
1960-1961
15 4
Water - Uinta Water Conservancy District, Board of Directors Meetings
1969-1970
15 5
Water - Uinta Water Conservancy District, Board of Directors Meetings
1971
15 6
Water - Uinta Water Conservancy District, Board of Directors Meetings
1974
15 7
Water - Uinta Water Conservancy District, Board of Directors Meetings
1975
15 8
Water - Uinta Water Conservancy District, Board of Directors Meetings
1976
15 9
Water - Uinta Water Conservancy District, Board of Directors Meetings
1977
15 10
Water - Uinta Water Conservancy District, Board of Directors Meetings
1978
15 11
Water - Uinta Water Conservancy District, Board of Directors Meetings
1979
15 12
Water - Uinta Water Conservancy District, Board of Directors Meetings
1980
15 13
Water - Uinta Water Conservancy District, Contracts
15 14
Water - Uinta Water Conservancy District, Correspondence
1959-1976
15 15
Water - Uinta Water Conservancy District, Correspondence
1977-1978
15 16
Water - Uinta Water Conservancy District, Correspondence
1979-1980
15 17
Water - Uinta Water Conservancy District, Dry Fork Project
1961
15 18
Water - Uinta Water Conservancy District, Dry Fork Project
1971
15 19
Water - Uinta Water Conservancy District, Financial Statements
1963
15 20
Water - Uinta Water Conservancy District, Memoranda
1979-1980
15 21
Water - Uinta Water Conservancy District, Miscellaneous
15 22
Water - Utah Water and Power Board, Reports
1950s
15 23
Water - Utah Water and Power Board, Reports
1960s
15 24
Water - Miscellaneous
16 1
Wool Growers Association, Correspondence
1938-1963
16 2
Wool Growers Association, Correspondence
1964
16 3
Wool Growers Association, Correspondence
1965-1972
16 4
Wool Growers Association, Miscellaneous
16 5
Wool Growers Association, National Conventions
16 6
Wool Growers Association, Speeches
1961-1963
16 7
Wool Growers Association, Speeches
1964-1968
16 8
Wool Growers Association, Speeches
1969-1971
16 9
Wool Growers Association, American Sheep Producers Council Workshop
1970
16 10
Wool Growers Association, American Wool Council, Reports
1961
16 11
Wool Growers Association, American Wool Council, Reports
1970-1971
16 12
Wool Growers Association, Stringham Sheep Company
16 13
Wool Growers Association, Utah Meetings
16 14
Wool Growers Association, "The Utah Wool Grower"
1964
16 15
Wool Growers Association, "The Utah Wool Grower"
1965
16 16
Wool Growers Association, "The Utah Wool Grower"
1967-1971
16 17
Wool Growers Association, "The Utah Wool Grower"
1972-1976

Diaries and Memoranda BooksReturn to Top

Container(s) Description
Box
17
Diaries and Memoranda Books

Utah Senate Journals and DirectoriesReturn to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Box
18
Utah Senate Journals
1943-1955
18
Directories
1941-1957

Stringham Sheep BusinessReturn to Top

Container(s) Description
Box
19
Financial statements and receipts

MemorabiliaReturn to Top

Container(s) Description
Box
20
"Key to the City," Vernal Utah
20
1882 Whiskey Bottle from Fort Thornburg
20
Embosser for Stringham Sheep Business
20
Ceremonial Leg Hook from Utah Wool Grower's Association
20
Desk Blotter
20
Book End, Salt Lake City Vocational School medallion
20
"Fence gate" modeled on those from Stringham Sheep farms

PlaquesReturn to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Box
21
Thirty Years Service Award, Utah Wool Grower's Association
21
The Bridger Award
1965
21
Utah Municipal League, Appreciation Award
(1966)
21
Community Leadership and Noteworthy Americans Award
(1976)
21
Lion's Club Plaque
21
Outstanding Service Award, BLM
21
President's Club, Brigham Young University
21
1971 Sheepman of the Year
21
President of Knife and Fork Club
(1971)
21
Also includes advertisements from senatorial campaign, name tags, licenses, notebooks, lapel pins, tie tacks, Pen from US Secretary of the Interior, and original casting from Geneva Steel
(December 1944)
21
Emeritus Club Award, Brigham Young University
1981
22
USU Alumni Association Distinguished Service Award
1976
22
Grateful Recognition for Service as Member of Emeritus Club Board of Directors
c.1981

Certificates and Posters Return to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Box
22
Support "Bry" Stringham Day
22
Appreciation For Meritorious Service, Utah American Revolution Bicentennial Commission
22
US Department of Interior, Bureau of Land Management Appreciation Award
(1965)
22
National Water Resources Association Lifetime Membership Award
22
BLM National Advisory Board Council Appreciation Award
22
University of Utah Board of Regents Certificate of Appreciation
22
Resolution of Appreciation, Central Utah Water Conservancy District
1981
22
Membership for Life, National Water Resources Association
1978

Miscellaneous Return to Top

Container(s) Description
Box
23
Yearbooks, calendars, etc

ScrapbooksReturn to Top

Container(s) Description
Box
24
Scrapbook 1: Echo Park Dam Controversy
24
Scrapbook 2: Personal, Volume 1
24
Scrapbook 3: Personal, Volume 2
25
Scrapbook 4: Cards and Notes
25
Scrapbook 5: "Bry" Stringham Day Commerative
25
Scrapbook 6: Stringham Sheep Business