Brandy Blank river running video collection, 1940s  PDF

Overview of the Collection

Collector
Blank, Brandy
Title
Brandy Blank river running video collection
Dates
1940s (inclusive)
1970s (inclusive)
Quantity
1 VHS videocassette
Collection Number
A0532
Summary
The Brandy Blank river running video collection (1940s, 1970s) consists of a VHS videocassette containing a dub of an 8mm color silent film of a 1940s Boy Scout river trip through Glen Canyon led by Bert Loper as well as footage of a 1970s era Westwater Canyon river trip.
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

Materials must be used on-site; no use of original material, access copies will be made available for viewing. Five business days advanced notice required. Access to parts of this collection may be restricted under provisions of state or federal law, condition of the material, or by donor.

Languages
English


Historical NoteReturn to Top

Before it was flooded by the rising waters of Lake Powell, Glen Canyon was a popular river running and destination. Led by guides like Albert "Bert" Loper, boaters experienced redrock canyons and Anasazi ruins alongside the Colorado River. Born in Missouri in 1869, Loper traveled west to the rivers of the Desert Southwest, where he spent the majority of his life in his adopted hometown of Green River, Utah. In 1916 Loper and Ellsworth Kolb became the first people to boat through Utah's Westwater Canyon. In 1920 Loper served as lead boatman for teh United States Geological Survey (USGS) mission to find a location for the future Hoover Dam. In 1939, at the age of 69, Loper ran every rapid in the Grand Canyon with fellow riverman Don Harris. He died in 1949 at the age of 79 when he flipped his self-made boat in the Grand Canyon's Marble Gorge. Glen Canyon Dam was dedicated in 1966.

Content DescriptionReturn to Top

The Brandy Blank river running video collection (1940s, 1970s) consists of a VHS videocassette containing a dub of an 8mm color silent film of a 1940s Boy Scout river trip through Glen Canyon led by Bert Loper as well as footage of a 1970s era Westwater Canyon river trip. All materials have been digitized and are available to view on DVD.

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 Brandy Blank river running video collection must be obtained from the Special Collections Multimedia Archivist.

Preferred Citation

Initial Citation: Brandy Blank river running video collection A0532, Special Collections and Archives. University of Utah, J. Willard Marriott. Salt Lake City, Utah.

Following Citations:A0532.

Administrative InformationReturn to Top


Detailed Description of the CollectionReturn to Top

River running videosReturn to Top

Container(s): Cassette 1

Container(s) Description Dates
cassette
1
video
1
Glen Canyon river trip
Color, silent
Dub of what was probably an 8mm film of a Boy Scout trip through Glen Canyon led by Bert Loper. Since Loper died in 1949 this film has been approximately dated to between 1946 and 1949.
1940s
2
Glen Canyon river trip with musical accompaniment
Color, sound (music)
1940s
3
Westwater Canyon river trip
Color, sound (music)
1970s

Names and SubjectsReturn to Top

  • Subject Terms :
  • Rivers--Recreational use
  • Personal Names :
  • Loper, Bert, 1869-1949
  • Geographical Names :
  • Glen Canyon Region (Utah and Ariz.)--History.
  • Westwater Canyon Wilderness (Utah)
  • Form or Genre Terms :
  • Moving images