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Alfred Gordon Erickson Photograph Collection, 1940-1950

Overview of the Collection

Creator
Erickson, Alfred Gordon,1918-1988
Title
Alfred Gordon Erickson Photograph Collection
Dates
1940-1950 (inclusive)
Quantity
1 Box, (.5 linear feet)
Collection Number
USU_P0479
Summary
The Alfred Gordon Erickson photograph collection consists of 255 black and white prints and 24 Utah postcards. The prints were taken by Alfred Gordon Erickson between 1940 and 1950 and consist of images of Erickson with the Army in California, and during his time at Utah State University. Of particular interest are several views of the Jack London ranch and of his widow Charmian London.
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

Alfred Gordon Erickson was born to Alfred Allen and Maggie Balls Erickson on September 9, 1918, in Smithfield, UT. His paternal grandfather, Alfred Erickson, was a Swedish immigrant who settled in Cache Valley. He enlisted in the Army Air Force on September 25, 1940, and served in the European Theater during World War II. He attended Utah State Agricultural College from 1946 to 1949, and graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in Education. Erickson was active in the Intercollegiate Knights, Lambda Delta Sigma, and Kappa Sigma Kappa during his time at USU. He married Berenice Seamons in the Logan Utah Temple on June 8, 1948, and they had five children: Marie, Ray Gordon, Ralph Lynn, Dale Bruce and Edwin Leon. He taught agriculture at high schools in Wyoming, Idaho and Utah, and died in Logan on October 23, 1988.

Content DescriptionReturn to Top

The Alfred Gordon Erickson photograph collection consists of 255 black and white prints and 24 Utah postcards. The prints were taken by Alfred Gordon Erickson between 1940 and 1950 and consist of images of Erickson with the Army in California, and during his time at Utah State University. Of particular interest are several views of the Jack London ranch and of his widow Charmian London.

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 Alfred Gordon Erickson Photograph Collection must be obtained from the Special Collections Photograph Curator and/or the Special Collections Department Head.

Preferred Citation

Initial Citation: USU_P0479; Alfred Gordon Erickson Photograph Collection; Photograph Collections Special Collections and Archives. Utah State University Merrill-Cazier Library. Logan, Utah.

Following Citations:USU_P0479, USUSCA.

Administrative InformationReturn to Top


Detailed Description of the CollectionReturn to Top

World War II Images, 1940-1945Return to Top

Container(s): Box 1, Folder 1

Folders 1-4
Container(s) Description Dates
box folder
1 1
Box Folder
1 1
1-01-01: Front of barracks, Hamilton Field, CA
1940 December 15
1 1
1-01-02: Side view of Jack London Home
1940 November 10
1 1
1-01-03: Mrs. London and Capt. Dougherty
1940 November 10
1 1
1-01-04: Army trucks on Jack London's ranch
1940 November 10
1 1
1-01-05: Front view of Jack London home
1940 November 10
1 1
1-01-06: Ariel view of barracks, Hamilton Field, CA
1940 October 15
1 1
1-01-07: Erickson and Kay Waite outside of barracks, Hamilton Field, CA
1940 October 15
1 1
1-01-08: Army trucks at bottom of Mt. Timpanogos
1940 October 13
1 1
1-01-09: Erickson in front of barrack 6, Hamilton Field, CA
1940 December 15
1 1
1-01-10: Private Alan Crockett, Battery 63 Coast Artillery, Fort Bliss
1941 February 4
1 1
1-01-11: Erickson in front of barracks 6, Hamilton Field, CA
1940 December 16
1 1
1-01-12: Erickson holding a gun
1940-1945
1 1
1-01-13: Group of men outside barracks
1940-1945
1 1
1-01-14: Kay Waite in Yosemite National Park
1942 February 1
1 1
1-01-15: Tents under trees
1940-1945
1 1
1-01-16: Man in army cook tent
1940-1945
1 1
1-01-17: Erickson by army tent
1940-1945
1 1
1-01-18: Erickson
1940-1945
1 1
1-01-19: Two men in uniform
1940-1945
1 1
1-01-20: Two men in uniform
1940-1945
1 1
1-01-21: Four men in uniform
1940-1945
1 1
1-01-22: Erickson by army tent
1940-1945
1 1
1-01-23: Three men in uniform
1940-1945
1 1
1-01-24: Unidentified man in uniform
1940-1945
1 1
1-01-25: Back of Army truck
1940-1945
1 1
1-01-26: Two men in Army truck
1940-1945
1 1
1-01-27: Men in camp
1940-1945
1 1
1-01-28: Six African-American children
1940-1945
1 1
1-01-29: Six African-American children
1940-1945
1 1
1-01-30: Picture of camp
1940-1945
1 1
1-01-31: Golden Gate Bridge over ocean
1940-1945
1 1
1-01-32: Men by truck, machinery
1940-1945
1 1
1-01-33: Men playing game
1940-1945
1 1
1-01-34: Tents under trees
1940-1945
1 1
1-01-35: Man drinking from beer bottle
1940-1945
1 1
1-01-36: Alfred H. Burton, 56th Pursuit Squadron, Hamilton Field, CA
1941 June 8
1 1
1-01-37: Picture of deer at San Francisco Zoo
1940 October 27
1 1
1-01-38: Picture of giraffe at San Francisco Zoo
1940 October 27
1 1
1-01-39: Picture of kangaroos at San Francisco Zoo
1940 October 27
1 1
1-01-40: Picture of tiger at San Francisco Zoo
1940 October 27
1 1
1-01-41: Marlow Miller outside of barracks
1940 October 4
1 1
1-01-42: Five boys in hats
1940-1945
1 1
1-01-43: Man in uniform by army tent
1940-1945
1 1
1-01-44: Two men in army cook tent
1940-1945
1 1
1-01-45: Man outside army tent
1940-1945
1 1
1-01-46: Two men in uniform
1940-1945
1 1
1-01-47: Army tents
1940-1945
1 1
1-01-48: Man outside army tent
1940-1945
1 1
1-01-49: Man by machinery
1940-1945
1 1
1-01-50: Man in uniform
1940-1945
1 1
1-01-51: Man by machinery
1940-1945
1 1
1-01-52: Man in uniform
1940-1945
1 1
1-01-53: Two men by army tent
1940-1945
1 1
1-01-54: Men by truck with prisoners
1940-1945
1 1
1-01-55: Army trucks at Jack London's house
1940 November 10
1 1
1-01-56: Jack London house with car outside
1940 November 10
1 1
1-01-57: Ocean by San Francisco Zoo
1940 October 27
1 1
1-01-58: Monkeys at San Francisco Zoo
1940 October 27
1 1
1-01-59: Tents and trailers
1940-1945
1 1
1-01-60: Man in boxers
1940-1945
1 2
1-02-01: Beth Higginson, Nephi, UT, Presidio of San Francisco, Headquarters of 9th Corps
1941 June 20
1 2
1-02-02: Large crowd of people
1940-1945
1 2
1-02-03: Ship in harbor
1940-1945
1 2
1-02-04: Harbor from shore
1940-1945
1 2
1-02-05: Presidio Theatre
1941 February 25
1 2
1-02-06: Gardens outside of building
1940-1945
1 2
1-02-07: Unknown building
1940-1945
1 2
1-02-08: Cars in a row
1940-1945
1 2
1-02-09: Ships in harbor
1940-1945
1 2
1-02-10: Harbor from shore
1940-1945
1 2
1-02-11: Ship in harbor
1940-1945
1 2
1-02-12: Ships by the shore
1940-1945
1 2
1-02-13: Buildings
1940-1945
1 2
1-02-14: View of ocean
1940-1945
1 2
1-02-15: Hamilton Field barracks
1940-1945
1 2
1-02-16: Headquarters of 4th Army Building
1941 February 25
1 2
1-02-17: Side view of barracks
1940-1945
1 2
1-02-18: Side view of barracks
1940-1945
1 2
1-02-19: E.C.E Headquarters of 9th Corps area
1941 February 25
1 2
1-02-20: Barracks of Presidio of San Francisco 30th infantry co.
1941 February 24
1 2
1-02-21: View of Cemetery
1940-1945
1 2
1-02-22: Ducks by building
1940-1945
1 2
1-02-23: Gulls on road, view of Golden Gate Bridge
1940-1945
1 2
1-02-24: Headquarters of 9th Corps area
1941 February 25
1 2
1-02-25: View of building with palm trees and cars in front
1940-1945
1 2
1-02-26: Large ship at sea
1940-1945
1 2
1-02-27: Large crowd by building
1940-1945
1 2
1-02-28: St. Francis yacht club
1941 February 25
1 2
1-02-29: Erickson with unknown young man
1940-1945
1 2
1-02-30: Two unknown men
1940-1945
1 2
1-02-31: Unknown young man
1940-1945
1 2
1-02-32: Headquarters of 9th Corps area
1940-1945
1 2
1-02-33: Erickson and two other men in uniform
1940-1945
1 2
1-02-34: Erickson and other man in uniform
1940-1945
1 2
1-02-35: Man in uniform
1940-1945
1 2
1-02-36: Three men in uniform, leaning on car, hanger 4 in background
1940-1945
1 2
1-02-37: Two men in uniform, leaning on car, hanger 4 in background
1940-1945
1 2
1-02-38: Erickson and four others in uniform
1940-1945
1 3
1-03-01: Man by lion statue with lighthouse in the background
1940-1945
1 3
1-03-02: Erickson and other man in uniform
1940-1945
1 3
1-03-03: Three men in different uniforms
1940-1945
1 3
1-03-04: Erickson by palm tree
1940-1945
1 3
1-03-05: Presidio of San Francisco, CA
1941 July 8
1 3
1-03-06: Letterman General Hospital, Presidio of San Francisco, CA
1941 July 8
1 3
1-03-07: Men by palm tree, Presidio of San Francisco, CA
1941 July 8
1 3
1-03-08: Letterman General Hospital, Presidio of San Francisco, CA
1941 July 8
1 3
1-03-09: Letterman General Hospital, Presidio of San Francisco, CA
1941 July 8
1 3
1-03-10: Man cutting another man's hair
1940-1945
1 3
1-03-11: Men on sidewalk
1940-1945
1 3
1-03-12: Erickson in uniform, snow on ground
1940-1945
1 3
1-03-13: Four men in uniform
1940-1945
1 3
1-03-14: View of train tracks
1940-1945
1 3
1-03-15: Erickson and other in combat uniform, in front of tents
1940-1945
1 3
1-03-16: Tents
1940-1945
1 3
1-03-17: Erickson and other in the snow
1940-1945
1 3
1-03-18: Man making snowball
1940-1945
1 3
1-03-19: Two men in uniform in front of tents
1940-1945
1 3
1-03-20: Two men in gas masks in front of army tents
1940-1945
1 3
1-03-21: Man in uniform standing at attention in front of army tent
1940-1945
1 3
1-03-22: Man in uniform in front of "The Bar" on city street
1940-1945
1 3
1-03-23: Man in uniform
1940-1945
1 3
1-03-24: Erickson and other man pointing at sky
1940-1945
1 3
1-03-25: Erickson in uniform standing at attention
1940-1945
1 3
1-03-26: Erickson in uniform in front of army building
1940-1945
1 3
1-03-27: Erickson in uniform in front of stone lion
1940-1945
1 3
1-03-28: Erickson in uniform riding stone lion
1940-1945
1 3
1-03-29: Erickson in uniform saluting at Presidio of San Francisco, CA
1941 February 25
1 3
1-03-30: Two men in uniform
1940-1945
1 3
1-03-31: Kay Waite in suit in front of building
1940-1945
1 3
1-03-32: Kay Waite in suit sitting on "Keep off the Grass" sign
1940-1945
1 3
1-03-33: Ron Erickson sitting on "Keep off the Grass" sign
1940-1945
1 3
1-03-34: Erickson and Kay Waite in suits
1940-1945
1 3
1-03-35: Men in uniform sitting in a room
1940-1945
1 3
1-03-36: Man typing on a typewriter
1940-1945
1 3
1-03-37: Erickson typing on a typewriter
1940-1945
1 3
1-03-38: Erickson and three others eating outside
1940-1945
1 3
1-03-39: Men on a city street
1940-1945
1 3
1-03-40: View of front of building
1940-1945
1 3
1-03-41: Man sleeping on bunk
1940-1945
1 3
1-03-42: Erickson on city street
1940-1945
1 3
1-03-43: Erickson, Waite and two others in front of Hamilton Field Theatre
1940-1945
1 3
1-03-44: Large brick building
1940-1945
1 4
1-04-01: Picture of woman on porch, Jeanette Belcher, 387 North Church St., Spartenburg, SC
1940-1945
1 4
1-04-02: Men standing around a tree
1940-1945
1 4
1-04-03: Erickson and William Barron from Detroit, in Yosemite National Park
1942 February 1
1 4
1-04-04: Erickson in front of army tent
1940-1945
1 4
1-04-05: Erickson and four others peeking potatoes in front of army cook tent
1940-1945
1 4
1-04-06: Erickson and four others peeling potatoes in front of army cook tent
1940-1945
1 4
1-04-07: Erickson in front of barrack 6, in Hamilton Field, CA
1940 December 15
1 4
1-04-08: Men in uniform standing in formation
1940-1945
1 4
1-04-09: Two men on bridge
1940-1945
1 4
1-04-10: Erickson and four others on bridge
1940-1945
1 4
1-04-11: People sitting on wall
1940-1945
1 4
1-04-12: Four men in uniform sweeping ground
1940-1945
1 4
1-04-13: Men in uniform laying in back of truck
1940-1945
1 4
1-04-14: Erickson in dog sled at Yosemite National Park
1942 February 1
1 4
1-04-15: Dog sled at Yosemite National Park
1942 February 1
1 4
1-04-16: Dog sled and driver at Yosemite National Park
1942 February 1
1 4
1-04-17: Dog sled at Yosemite National Park
1942 February 1
1 4
1-04-18: Dogs at Yosemite National Park
1942 February 1
1 4
1-04-19: Men gathered around trucks at Yosemite National Park
1942 February 1
1 4
1-04-20: William Barron and Kay Waite at Yosemite National Park
1942 February 1
1 4
1-04-21: Snow covered shelter at Yosemite National Park
1942 February 1
1 4
1-04-22: Unknown man in uniform
1940-1945
1 4
1-04-23: Picture of boat Erickson rode from Oakland to San Francisco
1940-1945
1 4
1-04-24: Front of barracks, Hamilton Field, CA
1940 December 15
1 4
1-04-25: LaRon Erickson and two others
1940-1945
1 4
1-04-26: Robert Franklin, Hamilton Field, CA
1940 November 18
1 4
1-04-27: Picture of Alcatraz Prison
1940 September 28
1 4
1-04-28: Airplanes at Hamilton Field, CA
1940 October 3
1 4
1-04-29: Mr. Hansen, County agent, Mr. Noel, Fish and Game officer
1940-1945
1 4
1-04-30: Hamilton Field Barracks from the air
1940 October 4
1 4
1-04-31: Men at sink washing up
1940-1945
1 4
1-04-32: Erickson and Bible Class at Hamilton Field Headquarters
1940 November 10
1 4
1-04-33: 5 native Americans in uniform in front of Hamilton Field Headquarters
1940 November 10
1 4
1-04-34: Erickson and other officers of the Soldiers Bible Class
1940 November 10
1 4
1-04-35: Soldiers Bible Class in front of Hamilton Field Headquarters
1940 November 10
1 4
1-04-36: Kay Waite on top of Mt. Timpanogus, CA
1940 October 15
1 4
1-04-37: Jae Hill, George Turner
1941 September 18
1 4
1-04-38: Harry Lyons of Indianapolis, Indiana
1941 November 28
1 4
1-04-39: Erickson
1940-1945
1 4
1-04-40: George ?, Battle Creek, Michigan
1940-1945

Utah Postcards, 1940-1945Return to Top

Container(s): Box 1, Folder 5

Folder 5
Container(s) Description Dates
box folder
1 5
Box Folder
1 5
1-05-01: Salt Lake Temple
1940-1945
1 5
1-05-02: Section of Temple Block
1940-1945
1 5
1-05-03: Salt Lake Temple
1940-1945
1 5
1-05-04: Tabernacle at Temple Square
1940-1945
1 5
1-05-05: Salt Lake City from the air, including Temple, Tabernacle, Capitol and L.D.S. Hospital
1940-1945
1 5
1-05-06: Salt Lake Temple
1940-1945
1 5
1-05-07: Collins Gulch in Alta, UT
1940-1945
1 5
1-05-08: Tabernacle Choir and inside of Tabernacle
1940-1945
1 5
1-05-09: Salt Lake Temple in winter
1940-1945
1 5
1-05-10: Salt Lake Temple and Seagull Monument
1940-1945
1 5
1-05-11: Great Salt Lake Cut-off on the Great Salt Lake
1940-1945
1 5
1-05-12: Brighton, Big Cottonwood Canyon, UT
1940-1945
1 5
1-05-13: Saltair Pavilion from the water, by the Great Salt Lake
1940-1945
1 5
1-05-14: Main Street at night in Salt Lake City, UT
1940-1945
1 5
1-05-15: Utah State Capitol at night, Salt Lake City, UT
1940-1945
1 5
1-05-16: Hotel Utah and Salt Lake Temple
1940-1945
1 5
1-05-17: Eagle Gate looking towards Capitol building, Salt Lake City, UT
1940-1945
1 5
1-05-18: Tabernacle in summer
1940-1945
1 5
1-05-19: Governor's Reception Room, Utah State Capitol, Salt Lake City, UT
1940-1945
1 5
1-05-20: Mormon Battalion monument, State Capitol Grounds, Salt Lake City, UT
1940-1945
1 5
1-05-21: Corridor and Main Stairways, Utah State Capitol, Salt Lake City, UT
1940-1945
1 5
1-05-22: Front of Utah State Capitol building, Salt Lake City, UT
1940-1945
1 5
1-05-23: View of Utah Copper Company's property, Bingham, UT
1940-1945
1 5
1-05-24: Souvenir album of Salt Lake City, UT, featuring inside of Tabernacle, Temple Square, Temple, Hotel Utah, Seagull monument, Brigham Young monument, first house built in Utah, the Cathedral of the Madeleine, Capitol building and other sights
1940-1945

USU College Life, 1945-1950Return to Top

Container(s): Box 1, Folder 1

Folders 6-7
Container(s) Description Dates
box folder
1 1
Box Folder
1 6
1-06-01: Students playing volleyball
1945-1950
1 6
1-06-02: Student playing baseball
1945-1950
1 6
1-06-03: Crowd of students
1945-1950
1 6
1-06-04: Students playing tug-of-war
1945-1950
1 6
1-06-05: Students standing on track
1945-1950
1 6
1-06-06: Three girls with corsages
1945-1950
1 6
1-06-07: Erickson walking in cap and gown
1945-1950
1 6
1-06-08: Erickson walking in cap and gown
1945-1950
1 6
1-06-09: Graduation procession
1945-1950
1 6
1-06-10: Graduation procession
1945-1950
1 6
1-06-11: Erickson walking in cap and gown
1945-1950
1 6
1-06-12: Graduation procession
1945-1950
1 6
1-06-13: Graduation procession with Erickson near center
1945-1950
1 6
1-06-14: Graduation procession with Erickson near center
1945-1950
1 6
1-06-15: Graduation procession with Erickson near center
1945-1950
1 6
1-06-16: Graduation procession with Erickson near center
1945-1950
1 6
1-06-17: Graduation procession with Erickson near center
1945-1950
1 6
1-06-18: Graduation procession
1945-1950
1 6
1-06-19: Photo op for University Professors
1945-1950
1 6
1-06-20: Graduation procession
1945-1950
1 6
1-06-21: Woman on Utah State Agricultural College campus
1945-1950
1 6
1-06-22: Four unknown men
1945-1950
1 6
1-06-23: Front of Fuhriman Implement Co.
1945-1950
1 6
1-06-24: Institute building on Utah State Agricultural College campus
1945-1950
1 6
1-06-25: Graduation procession
1945-1950
1 6
1-06-26: Graduation procession
1945-1950
1 6
1-06-27: Graduation procession
1945-1950
1 6
1-06-28: Graduation procession
1945-1950
1 6
1-06-29: Students at Utah State Agricultural College campus
1945-1950
1 6
1-06-30: Students standing in line
1945-1950
1 6
1-06-31: Person being sprayed with fire hose
1945-1950
1 6
1-06-32: People being sprayed with fire hose
1945-1950
1 6
1-06-33: Students at Utah State Agricultural College campus
1945-1950
1 6
1-06-34: Picture of Old Main
1945-1950
1 7
1-07-01: Utah State Agricultural College ROTC marching in parade
1945-1950
1 7
1-07-02: Float featuring Old Main in parade down Main Street, Logan, UT
1945-1950
1 7
1-07-03: Float featuring women in devil costumes in parade down Main Street, Logan, UT
1945-1950
1 7
1-07-04: Float featuring Logan Temple in parade down Main Street, Logan, UT
1945-1950
1 7
1-07-05: Car in parade down Main Street, Logan, UT
1945-1950
1 7
1-07-06: Float featuring Sigma Chi in parade down Main Street, Logan, UT
1945-1950
1 7
1-07-07: Float featuring women in swimsuits in parade down Main Street, Logan, UT
1945-1950
1 7
1-07-08: Float featuring Aggie showboat in parade down Main Street, Logan, UT
1945-1950
1 7
1-07-09: Car in parade down Main Street, Logan, UT
1945-1950
1 7
1-07-10: Float in parade down Main Street, Logan, UT
1945-1950
1 7
1-07-11: Miss Utah State car in parade down Main Street, Logan, UT
1945-1950
1 7
1-07-12: Float featuring Aggies sorority in parade down Main Street, Logan, UT
1945-1950
1 7
1-07-13: Float featuring Intercollegiate Knights sorority in parade down Main Street, Logan, UT
1945-1950
1 7
1-07-14: Float featuring Intercollegiate Knights sorority in parade down Main Street, Logan, UT
1945-1950
1 7
1-07-15: Igloo on Quad
1945-1950
1 7
1-07-16: Snow sculpture of head on Quad
1945-1950
1 7
1-07-17: Snow sculpture of animal on Quad
1945-1950
1 7
1-07-18: Snow sculpture of bearded head on Quad
1945-1950
1 7
1-07-19: Snow sculpture of animal on Quad
1945-1950
1 7
1-07-20: Snow sculpture of Old Main on Quad
1945-1950
1 7
1-07-21: Snow sculpture with woman in front on Quad
1945-1950
1 7
1-07-22: Snow sculpture of man on Quad
1945-1950
1 7
1-07-23: Erickson in uniform
1945-1950
1 7
1-07-24: Erickson in Intercollegiate Knights sweater
1945-1950
1 7
1-07-25: Kay Waite in Intercollegiate Knights sweater
1945-1950
1 7
1-07-26: Erickson(far left) and others at ROTC dance
1945-1950
1 7
1-07-27: ROTC dance
1945-1950
1 7
1-07-28: ROTC dance
1945-1950
1 7
1-07-29: Erickson sitting on block A
1945-1950
1 7
1-07-30: ROTC maneuvers on the Quad
1945-1950
1 7
1-07-31: ROTC maneuvers on the Quad
1945-1950
1 7
1-07-32: Airplane near Old Main
1945-1950
1 7
1-07-33: Six men in knight costumes
1945-1950
1 7
1-07-34: Man in Intercollegiate Knights sweater and woman in Spurs sweater
1945-1950
1 7
1-07-35: Erickson (far left) at Intercollegiate Knights dance
1945-1950
1 7
1-07-36: Erickson (second from right, front row) and other members of the Intercollegiate Knights
1945-1950
1 7
1-07-37: Intercollegiate Knights and Spur members
1945-1950
1 7
1-07-38: Erickson teaching Agriculture
1945-1950
1 7
1-07-39: Erickson posed head shot
1945-1950