Norman D. and Doris Nevills photograph collection, 1920-1949  PDF  XML

Overview of the Collection

Collector
Neville family
Title
Norman D. and Doris Nevills photograph collection
Dates
1920-1949 (inclusive)
Quantity
3420 photographs
Collection Number
P0341
Summary
The Norman D. and Doris Nevills photograph collection documents Nevills' river expeditions on the San Juan, Green, Colorado, Snake, and Salmon Rivers from 1937 to 1948.
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
special@library.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

Norman Davies Nevills was born in Chico, California, on April 8, 1909. He was the only child of William Eugene Nevills and Mae Davies Nevills. Norman's paternal grandfather, also named William but known as "Captain Billy" Nevills, had been a successful miner and promoter during the California gold rush of the 1850s who lost everything in the San Francisco earthquake of 1906. William E. Nevills was a prospector in Alaska before coming to Mexican Hat, Utah, in the 1920s. William was drawn by one of the periodic oil booms that were common in southeast Utah. After two years of college at the College of the Pacific, Norman joined his parents at Mexican Hat in 1928 to assist with the oil development work. The expected oil fields never materialized, however, (although Norman worked off and on at drilling for oil until his death), and the Nevills family was forced to turn to other means of making a living. They built a tourist lodge above the San Juan River, which flowed through town, and Norman began guiding parties of visitors by car through Monument Valley and other nearby attractions. In between times, he supplemented the family income by doing whatever odd jobs he could find. In 1932, Norman was asked by a miner to haul a load of supplies to a placer mine a few miles downriver, which he did successfully. From this beginning, Norman Nevills launched his river career.

In the summer of 1933, Norman participated in an archeological survey of the area around the San Juan river; part of the survey involved the use of folding canvas boats on the San Juan. On October 18 of that same year, Norman was married to Doris Drown, a native of Portland, Oregon. For their honeymoon trip, Norman decided to take Doris down the San Juan. He built a boat based on a design given to him by his father, who had hauled supplies and passengers on Alaskan rivers during the Klondike gold rush. Family legend has it that Norman built the boat with boards from a horse trough and an old outhouse, and used oil well suction rods with steel blades for oars. The trip, to Copper Canyon in February 1934, was a success. Two years later, knowledge of Nevills' experience on the river had spread sufficiently for a party from California to contact him and hire him to guide them down the river. This he did in March of 1936, and for every year after that until his death in 1949, Nevills led groups down the San Juan River on excursions throughout the summer months. These trips became his bread and butter, and often the receipts and deposits from the San Juan trips financed his other trips on the Green, the Snake and Salmon, and through the Grand Canyon.

Nevills' first major expedition and the beginnings of his subsequent fame as the number-one Whitewater man in America was in 1938. In the summer of that year he led three boats and a crew of two other boatmen and six passengers (including two women) from Green River, Utah, through Cataract Canyon and the Grand Canyon. Although internal dissensions threatened to end the expedition at Lees Ferry, the beginning of the Grand Canyon, Nevills and Elzada Clover, the co-organizer of the trip, were able to keep the party together and complete the trip. Nevills and Dr. Clover had planned to write a book about their experiences on the river, but this never materialized, and each went on to other things. Nevills' second major trip was in 1940. This time he ran almost the entire length of the Green River, from Green River, Wyoming, through the Grand Canyon. The crew included his wife Doris and another woman, and from Green River, Utah on, Barry Goldwater, later to become a powerful Western politician.

In 1941 and 1942, Nevills conducted private charter trips through the Grand Canyon, giving him a lasting place in Colorado River history as the first person to go through the Grand Canyon more than twice. On the later trip, Otis Marston was one of the passengers. Marston and Nevills were at first close friends, but later personality conflicts drove them apart and Marston became one of Nevills' most vocal detractors; this was to have great bearing on Nevills' reputation after his death. By the time the 1942 trip was over, the U.S. was involved in World War II, and Nevills nascent river outfitting business was considerably curtailed. Although he did conduct a few parties down the San Juan during the war years, most of his time was spent working for the U.S. Geological Survey, whom he joined as resident engineer at Mexican Hat in 1943. In 1945, with the war almost over, Nevills took a party that included Otis Marston and Ed Hudson (who had also been on the 1942 Grand Canyon trip), Marston's daughters and wife, and others, down Cataract Canyon of the Colorado. This marked the resumption of a pattern that Nevills held throughout the rest of his life: spring and early summer trips on the San Juan, and then a major expedition on another river later in the summer. In 1946, it was the Snake and Main Fork of the Salmon Rivers in Idaho; in 1947, 1948, and 1949, the Grand Canyon. In 1950 Nevills planned to try a river in Canada or perhaps Asia, but death intervened.

Throughout his career guiding parties on the rivers of the West, Nevills was supported by his wife Doris. Indeed, many who knew them say that Doris was a very real reason for his success. Doris organized all the menus, shuttles, and other logistical details that are absolutely essential for a successful commercial river trip. In addition, she smoothed over disputes and ruffled feelings among passengers and boatmen that were caused by Norman's often abrasive personality. Doris was by all accounts completely devoted to Norman, and endured with good spirit the verbal abuse that she reportedly received from Norman's mother Mae Nevills. Doris' support of Norman's chosen career extended to pawning her jewelry during the early lean years, before Norman became famous, and caring for their two daughters, Joan, born in 1936, and Sandra, born in 1941. The one thing that Doris reportedly did not share was Norman's passion for flying, even though the Piper J3 that Norman bought in 1946 was a great convenience, given their isolated home. It was in Norman's plane that they met their deaths together, when the plane crashed on takeoff at Mexican Hat, on the morning of September 19, 1949.

In today's high-tech and big-business world of commercial river running, where thousands of paying passengers are taken down river annually, and thousands of dollars spent on equipment and permits by outfitters, Nevills Expeditions, with its wooden boats and slim margin of profit, seems quaint, like something out of a forgotten era. Indeed, after his death, Nevills' reputation suffered at the hands of later rivermen, who said he was too cautious, too much of a showman, and so on. Undeniably, Nevills was a showman, and was concerned with his own reputation. Equally undeniably, however, is the fact that to Norman Nevills must be given the credit for a number of firsts (so important to boatmen!) on the Colorado. He was the first to run the Colorado through the Grand Canyon more than twice, the first to run a strictly commercial river trip through the Grand Canyon, the first to take women on commercial river trips, and the first to take women through the Grand Canyon, which was unheard of at the time. Nevills was the first to admit that he was a cautious boatman, but he also was proud of the fact that he never flipped a boat on all the rivers he ran, a safety record hardly matched today. His boat design, the Cataract boat, remained one of the standard river craft until well after the end of World War II; those who continued to use his style of boat did so long after others had converted to inflatable rubber boats. Nevills' principle of "face your danger" (i.e. the boatman faces the obstacle and rows away from it) is still the way rapids are run today, and although others had used the technique before him, he popularized the idea.

Norman Nevills was a pioneer, indeed one of the pioneers of commercial river running, and there are still companies operating today that can trace their roots directly back to Nevills Expeditions. Virtually everyone on the river today is there because Norman and Doris Nevills were willing to "face their danger."

Content DescriptionReturn to Top

The first box contains personal materials, including photos of Nevills as a child, formal portraits, photos of Nevills when he worked for the U.S.G.S. gauging the San Juan River. This box also includes photos of close family and friends, many of whom were fellow river runners.

Boxes 2-5 represent the heart of the collection, documenting Nevills' river expeditions on the San Juan, Green, Colorado, Snake, and Salmon Rivers from 1937 to 1948, and are arranged chronologically. Box 2 includes photos of Nevills and others building boats for the 1938 Green and Colorado River expeditions. Most of the photographs are snapshots although there are some exceptional views by photographers such as Ed Hudson. Roy Webb aided in identifying the photographs, and print format was used to determine arrangement within an expedition, which in many cases brought all of the photographs together that were taken from the same camera. This was done throughout the collection. Individual members of the expeditions were indexed as much as possible.

Box 6 contains river-related subjects such as photos from the Rainbow Bridge register showing Nevills Expedition entries, photos of Nevills' boats, and shots of the French kayak expedition down the Green River in 1938. This box also includes subjects such as Navajo Indians and petroglyphs.

Box 7 contains the photographs of Phillip W. Tompkins, a San Francisco photographer and river runner who took exceptional, beautifully toned photographs of Monument Valley scenery, the Goosenecks of the San Juan River, Indian ruins, the Grand Canyon, etcetera. See the index for specific subjects and locations.

Box 8 contains southwestern views including Fisher Towers, Mexican Hat, the Goosenecks of the San Juan, etcetera. In some cases photographers are identified.

Box 9 contains aerial views of the San Juan River drainage area by Thorn Mayes, taken on a flight in Nevills' plane. Mayes was working on mapping Monument Valley.

Box 10 contains 35 millimeter slides of river expeditions and miscellaneous subjects such as Navajo Indians, ruins, and petroglyphs.

Boxes 11 and 12 contain 35 millimeter southwestern views.

Box 13 contains oversized views which include all of the subjects above, and are arranged in the same order.

>NAME AND SUBJECT INDEX: Photograph number The first number refers to box, the second to folder, and the third to item.

  • Photograph number A
  • Photograph number Aerial Views, 8:9:9-10; 8:26:14
  • Photograph number Agathala, 8:10:2; 8:19:4; 8:20:15
  • Photograph number Airplanes, 1:20:1-16
  • Photograph number Albert, Agnes, 1:17:25
  • Photograph number Aleson, Harry, 1:11:6
  • Photograph number Alhambra, 8:12:2; 8:15:13; 8:23:6; 8:34:9
  • Photograph number Allis, Johnny,1:7:2; 1:8:12; 1:14:16
  • Photograph number Animas River, 8:23:13
  • Photograph number Apache Lodge, Arizona, 8:21:17
  • Photograph number Arches, 1:17:1; 2:6:22; 2:17:7; 4:3:21; 4:3:23; 4:8:29; 5:15:10; 5:18:3-4; 5:18:9; 7:1:12; 7:4:10; 7:5:9; 7:19:1; 7:22:2-3; 8:6:5; 8:7:9-11; 8:9:7-8; 8:15:2; 8:23:5; 8:30:13; 8:33:10; 8:34:1; 8:35:3
  • Photograph number Ashley Creek, Utah
  • Photograph number petroglyphs, 7:21:1; 7:21:3
  • Photograph number Ashley Falls Rapid, 5:11:3-4
  • Photograph number Automobiles, 1:17:17
  • Photograph number B
  • Photograph number Badger Creek Rapid, 3:7:13; 4:6:12; 4:13:5
  • Photograph number Balance Rock, 7:12:3-4; 8:24:17
  • Photograph number Bears, 6:15:1
  • Photograph number Bears Ears, 8:13:6; 8:23:28
  • Photograph number Beaver, 2:7:23; 8:31:4-5
  • Photograph number Beaver, Alaska, 6:15:2
  • Photograph number Bell, Lorin, 2:2:2; 2:5:1; 2:14:6
  • Photograph number Bernheimer Bridge, 8:34:3
  • Photograph number Big Cave, 2:16:12; 2:16:19
  • Photograph number Black Canyon, 5:21:16-17
  • Photograph number Blue Mountains, 8:5:9
  • Photograph number Bluff, Utah, 3:9:17; 8:21:1-2
  • Photograph number post office, 3:9:16; 8:18:12
  • Photograph number Boats, 5:21:18; 5:23:15; 7:21:6
  • Photograph number building, 5:21:10-11
  • Photograph number repair, 5:19:4; 5:19:13; 5:21:16
  • Photograph number Book Mountains, 8:20;5
  • Photograph number Boss, Walter, 2:1:17
  • Photograph number "Boulder City," 5:20:9
  • Photograph number Boulder Dam, 2:5:14-15; 2:5:18-19; 3:6:13
  • Photograph number construction, 8:11:15
  • Photograph number Boulder Narrows, 4:6:10
  • Photograph number Boundary Buttes, 8:14:5
  • Photograph number Bow Knot Bend (Green River), 2:5:9
  • Photograph number Bowen, Margaret, 1:17:6; 1:17:22
  • Photograph number Bridge Canyon, 4:7:7; 8:8:24
  • Photograph number Brigham Young's Staff, 8:13:2
  • Photograph number Bright Angel, 5:14:12
  • Photograph number bridge, 4:14:6
  • Photograph number creek, 2:11:9
  • Photograph number landing, 4:8:14; 4:14:13
  • Photograph number trail, 4:10:14
  • Photograph number Bryant, Harold, 1:7:9
  • Photograph number wife of, 1:7:7-9
  • Photograph number Bryce Canyon, 8:12:6-10; 8:24:11-16
  • Photograph number Buck Creek Rapid, 5:5:6
  • Photograph number Butler Canyon, 8:12:11
  • Photograph number Butler Hill, 8:12:13
  • Photograph number C
  • Photograph number Cactus, 7:3:6; 7:3:9; 7:5:11; 7:6:7; 7:7:2; 7:7:4-10; 7:8:2; 7:8:4; 7:17:1-10; 7:18:2; 7:18:6-11; 8:7:8;
  • Photograph number 8:15:8-9
  • Photograph number Camp Necessity, 2:16:2
  • Photograph number Camping, 1:9:7
  • Photograph number Canyon de Chelly, 8:7:4
  • Photograph number Casa Grande, Arizona, 7:7:1
  • Photograph number Castle Gate, 8:20;6
  • Photograph number Cataract Canyon, 2:8:5; 2:8:7; 2:8:11; 2:9:1; 2:9:12; 2:9:15; 2:10:5; 5:24:12
  • Photograph number Cave Falls, 8:23:23
  • Photograph number Cave Spring, 4:9:14
  • Photograph number Chimney Rock, 8:12:12; 8:18:2
  • Photograph number Church Rock, 8:8:32
  • Photograph number Churches, 7:6:2-3
  • Photograph number Citadel Butte, 4:17:3
  • Photograph number City of Salmon, The, 5:5:2-3
  • Photograph number Clover, Elzada, 2:12:4
  • Photograph number Coffin Rock, 8:9:2
  • Photograph number Colorado River, 7:11:5; 7:19:2-4; 7:20:4-5; 8:7:15
  • Photograph number Columbia Glacier, 6:14:15
  • Photograph number Comanche Point, 4:6:25
  • Photograph number Comb Wash, 8:11:10; 8:24:3
  • Photograph number Confluence, 4:17:4
  • Photograph number Cooking, 1:9:2; 1:9:12; 2:7:8; 2:7:25; 4:1:17; 4:14:14; 4:15:23; 4:18:6; 5:9:4; 5:12:7; 5:12:9; 5:18:10; 5:23:10;
  • Photograph number supplies, 4:6:16; 4:6:18-19; 4:7:20; 4:14:5
  • Photograph number Cooper, Gary, 1:19:1
  • Photograph number Cooper, Maria, 1:19:1
  • Photograph number Copper Canyon, Utah, 8:11:5
  • Photograph number Copper Lodge, 1:14:18
  • Photograph number Cornfields, 7:6:4
  • Photograph number Cow Canyon, 8:12:15
  • Photograph number Crossing of the Fathers, 2:16:28; 5:19:12; 8:21:4-5
  • Photograph number Cutler, Hugh, 1:14:8
  • Photograph number D
  • Photograph number Deer, 4:6:18
  • Photograph number Deer Creek Falls, 3:11:3; 4:13:15; 8:26:15
  • Photograph number Delicate Arch, 8:9:8
  • Photograph number Dellenbaugh,
  • Photograph number inscription, 4:1:21
  • Photograph number Desloge, Joe, 8:9;5
  • Photograph number Devil Rock, 8:5:8
  • Photograph number Dewey Bridge, 8:20:19
  • Photograph number Diamond Creek, 4:14:9
  • Photograph number Dogs
  • Photograph number sled team, 1:19:2
  • Photograph number Dolores Mountains, 8:8:31
  • Photograph number Dories, 5:4:5; 5:5:2-3; 5:8:8; 6:14:18
  • Photograph number Duesendorf Rapid, 4:14:8
  • Photograph number E
  • Photograph number Edwina Bridge, 1:8:3; 8:11:3; 8:13:9; 8:13:15-16; 8:15:11; 8:20:3; 8:23:22; 8:26:2; 8:27:17
  • Photograph number Eisaman, Anne, 1:15:9
  • Photograph number Eisaman, Josiah R., 1:14:2
  • Photograph number Elephant Rocks, Arizona, 8:11:6
  • Photograph number Elk Mountain, 8:13:6; 8:23:28
  • Photograph number Elves' Chasm, 4:15:1
  • Photograph number "Esmeralda," 5:21:16-17
  • Photograph number F
  • Photograph number Farquhar, Francis P., 4:10:10
  • Photograph number Filming, 2:8:13; 2:9:13; 2:20:6; 5:18:18
  • Photograph number Fish Tail Rapid, 4:8:21
  • Photograph number Fisher Towers, 7:11:6; 7:16:6-11 7:16:13-14; 7:19:9-10; 8:1:1-10; 8:5:8
  • Photograph number Fishing, 1:17:12; 4:9:8
  • Photograph number Flag Butte, 8:8:30
  • Photograph number Fort Yukon, Alaska, 6:15:3
  • Photograph number Fossil Springs, Arizona, 1:14:15
  • Photograph number Four Corners, 1:17:5
  • Photograph number Forbidden Canyon, 2:7:5; 2:17:3; 4:17:6; 7:9:1
  • Photograph number Forbidding Canyon, 2:16:21
  • Photograph number Frost, Kent, 1:9:14
  • Photograph number G
  • Photograph number Garden of the Gods, 8:8:30; 8:11:7; 8:13:2; 8:18:11; 8:23:19; 8:29:14
  • Photograph number Giant's Goblet, 8:24:19
  • Photograph number Gibson, Bill, 2:5:1; 2:8:6; 2:9:9; 2:12:2
  • Photograph number Gila Monsters, 7:18:5
  • Photograph number Glacier National Park, 6:15:1
  • Photograph number Glen Canyon, 2:16:27; 5:16:11; 7:9:3; 7:11:4; 7:11:7
  • Photograph number Goats, 7:6:11
  • Photograph number corrals, 7:18:4
  • Photograph number Golden Gate, 8:11:8; 8:20:17
  • Photograph number Goodridge, Utah, 8:11:4; 8:14:1
  • Photograph number Goosenecks, San Juan River, 7:1:9-11; 8:4:1-7; 8:7:6; 8:8:28-29; 8:13:14; 8:26:5-8
  • Photograph number Goulon (???) River, Alaska, 6:15:2
  • Photograph number Government Rapids, 4:17:12-13; 5:16:6
  • Photograph number Grand Canyon, 7:2:1; 7:2:6; 7:3:1-4; 8:11:14; 8:14:7; 8:16:11
  • Photograph number Grand Falls, 8:8:2; 8:13:19
  • Photograph number Grand Gorge, 4:15:19
  • Photograph number Grand Gulch, 5:16:4
  • Photograph number Granite Dells, 8:13:5; 8:18:13
  • Photograph number Granite Falls Rapid, 2:14:7; 3:7:12; 3:13:19; 4:13:2; 4:13:10; 5:22:10-11
  • Photograph number Granite Gorge, 2:14:3; 2:14:10
  • Photograph number Granite Ledge Rapid, 4:13:17
  • Photograph number Granite Narrows, 4:7:4
  • Photograph number Gregory Bridge, 8:7:10-11
  • Photograph number H
  • Photograph number Hae Dae, 5:12:11; 5:20:2
  • Photograph number Hance Rapid, 2:9:8
  • Photograph number Hanover Creek, 4:6:9
  • Photograph number Harrick, Virginia, 5:5:5
  • Photograph number Harris, Don, 1:7:7
  • Photograph number wife of, 1:7:8
  • Photograph number Havasu Creek, 4:6:23
  • Photograph number Henderson, Randall, 4:18:7; 5:13:4; 5:14:15
  • Photograph number Hermit Creek Rapid, 4:14:4
  • Photograph number Hermit Falls Rapid, 2:14:8
  • Photograph number Hidden Passage Canyon, 2:16:10-11; 2:16:19; 5:18:6
  • Photograph number Hiser, Wayne, 5:17:5; 5:18:17
  • Photograph number Hoeppel, Raymond
  • Photograph number wife of, 8:27:1; 8:27:7
  • Photograph number Holstrom, Buzz, 2:15:1
  • Photograph number Hopi Tower, 4:7:1
  • Photograph number Horn Creek Rapid, 2:6:18; 2:6:26; 3:2:19; 4:13:16
  • Photograph number Horses, 8:11:2; 8:24:10
  • Photograph number House Rock Rapid, 2:6:21; 2:7:17; 2:8:9; 2:11:4; 4:11:14
  • Photograph number Hovenweep, 7:14:9-14; 7:15:1-4
  • Photograph number Hudson, Ed, 4:7:3; 4:8:16; 4:8:23; 4:15:16
  • Photograph number Hunt Trading Post, 8:23:16
  • Photograph number Hunting
  • Photograph number deer, 1:14:6
  • Photograph number ducks, 6:15:7-9
  • Photograph number geese, 2:6:14
  • Photograph number I
  • Photograph number Indians, 1:17:26; 7:12:10; 7:13:5; 8:37:1
  • Photograph number cornfields, 7:6:4
  • Photograph number dwellings, 1:17:8; 7:4:5; 7:6:8; 7:13:3; 7:18:1; 8:8:6; 8:18:15; 8:23:6; 8:27:7
  • Photograph number ruins, 1:8:3; 3:9:18; 4:3:20; 4:8:23; 5:22:9; 7:1:4; 7:3:7-8; 7:5:2; 7:5:5-6; 7:7:1; 7:8:3; 7:8:5-7; 7:13:1-2; 7:14:9-13; 7:15:1-4; 8:10:4; 8:29:11
  • Photograph number Inscriptions, 2:5:32; 2:8:14; 2:9:4; 2:18:2-3; 4:1:13; 4:1:20-21; 4:18:12; 8:26:17; 8:33:9
  • Photograph number Island Park, Utah
  • Photograph number petroglyphs, 7:21:2; 7:21:4
  • Photograph number J
  • Photograph number Johns Rapids, 2:16:20
  • Photograph number Joshua Trees, 8:5:4
  • Photograph number K
  • Photograph number Kaibab Trail, 2:5:5
  • Photograph number Kingsley, Doris, 1:9:5
  • Photograph number Kinney Creek Rapid, 5:20:6
  • Photograph number Kolb, Emery, 1:17:23; 2:14:13
  • Photograph number L
  • Photograph number La Sal Mountains, 8:5:6
  • Photograph number Labrynth Canyon, 8:9:5
  • Photograph number Lake Mead, 2:5:14; 2:5:16-17; 2:5:19-20; 2:5:29; 2:14:9; 2:14:11; 3:2:20; 4:7:7; 5:20:2; 5:20:9
  • Photograph number boat landing, 3:7:4; 3:7:6
  • Photograph number Lakeview Rapids, 5:6:10
  • Photograph number Landscape Arch, 7:22:2-3; 8:5:3
  • Photograph number Lava Canyon Rapid, 4:7:11; 4:15:11; 4:16:8
  • Photograph number Lava Falls, 3:6:16; 3:6:18; 4:6:8; 5:12:1
  • Photograph number Lee's Ferry, 4:5:9; 5:15:2; 5:15:7; 5:15:20; 5:15:27; 5:21:2; 8:35:6
  • Photograph number Lehnert, Edith Kolb, 1:17:23
  • Photograph number Little Colorado River, 8:8:2; 8:13:19
  • Photograph number bridge, 8:35:8
  • Photograph number Lonely Dell, 2:7:27
  • Photograph number Looking Glass Rock, 8:26:11; 8:27:5
  • Photograph number Love, Kenneth, 1:17:6
  • Photograph number M
  • Photograph number Marble Canyon, 2:10:1; 4:15:15
  • Photograph number Lodge, 1:11:6
  • Photograph number rapid, 3:7:14
  • Photograph number Marsh Pass Yacht Club, 2:1:17
  • Photograph number Marston, Garth, 4:11:12; 5:13:1-3
  • Photograph number Marston, Otis "Dock," 1:9:14; 4:11:12; 5:12:2; 5:18:19; 5:20:7
  • Photograph number Marston, Shirley, 5:13:1-3
  • Photograph number Masland, Frank E., 1:14:24
  • Photograph number McConkie, Wayne, 4:10:1
  • Photograph number Mesa Verde, 7:8:3; 8:19:11
  • Photograph number Mexican Hat, Utah, 1:17:11; 2:2:16; 7:12:2; 7:14:8; 8:2:1-7; 8:3:1-15; 8:8:1; 8:9:4; 8:23:16; 8:26:3; 8:29:22; 8:33:1
  • Photograph number Hugh Cutler on top of, 1:14:8
  • Photograph number Lodge, 1:21:1-13; 2:4; 2:12:3; 3:9:13
  • Photograph number Nevills on top of, 1:13:2; 8:2:1
  • Photograph number Middle Granite Gorge, 4:14:12
  • Photograph number Mile Rapid, 2:8:5
  • Photograph number Mile 24 Rapid, 4:13:3-4
  • Photograph number Missions, 7:6:2-3
  • Photograph number Mittens, 8:23:7
  • Photograph number Moab Canyon, 8:12:3
  • Photograph number Monument Valley, 7:6:9-10; 7:12:8-9; 7:13:4; 7:13:7-10; 7:14:2-3; 8:7:2; 8:7:7; 8:7:12-13; 8:8:3; 8:8:5; 8:8:17; 8:8:25-26; 8:9:2-3; 8:9:6; 8:10:3; 8:10:5-9; 8:11:9; 8:11:11; 8:12:4-5; 8:12:12; 8:13:27; 8:14:2-3; 8:15:1; 8:15:4-6; 8:16:1-7; 8:16:9-10; 8:17:9-11; 8:18:1-3; 8:18:8-10; 8:18:14-15; 8:20:10-11; 8:20:13; 8:21:6-11; 8:23:7; 8:23:17; 8:24;9; 8:27:14; 8:28:10; 8:28:12; 8:29:4; 8:29:6; 8:30:7-10; 8:30:14-15; 8:31:6; 8:31:11-14; 8:32:4-6; 8:32:8-9; 8:33:12-14; 8:34:15-17; 8:36:6-10; 8:37:1-9
  • Photograph number Morse, Danny, 2:1:17
  • Photograph number Mount Lassen, 6:15:11
  • Photograph number Mount Rushmore, 6:14:14
  • Photograph number Mount Tamalpais, California, 6:14:13
  • Photograph number Mules, 1:9:1; 1:14:4; 6:15:5; 7:12:10
  • Photograph number Mull, John B., 5:14:1-2
  • Photograph number N
  • Photograph number Nancoweep, 4:6:15; 4:6:20-21; 4:7:10; 4:8:23; 4:11:4
  • Photograph number Narrow Canyon, 2:8:14; 2:9:4
  • Photograph number Natural Bridges National Monument, 7:3:5; 7:10:1
  • Photograph number Navajo Bridge, 5:21:5-8; 8:35:5
  • Photograph number Navajo Hill, 8:12:1; 8:12:14
  • Photograph number Navajo Mountain, 2:7:5
  • Photograph number Navajo Twins, 8:7:5; 8:8:33-34; 8:23:14; 8:26:1
  • Photograph number Nevills, Doris, 1:10:1-3; 1:10:6;
  • Photograph number on wedding day, 1:13:1
  • Photograph number Nevills, Mae, 1:12:1; 1:12:4
  • Photograph number Nevills, Norman D., 2:11:11; 2:12:2; 4:8:30; 5:23:12; 5:24:3; 5:24:11
  • Photograph number on wedding day, 1:13:1
  • Photograph number Nokai Creek, 2:16:1
  • Photograph number North Canyon Rapid, 4:12:8; 4:12:12
  • Photograph number Northern Pacific Rail Road, 1:14:13
  • Photograph number O
  • Photograph number Oil Wells, 8:14:6; 8:24:10; 8:26:18
  • Photograph number Oliver, John, 1:8:6
  • Photograph number Oljeto, Arizona, 8:30:16
  • Photograph number Olsen, Ed, 1:14:21-22; 2:20:6; 5:23:8
  • Photograph number One Way Club, 5:8:10
  • Photograph number Orange Cliff Canyon (San Juan River), 2:3:10; 7:19:2-4; 7:20:4
  • Photograph number Outlaw Cave, 4:17:5; 4:18:3-4; 5:16:8
  • Photograph number P
  • Photograph number Papoose, 1:15:6
  • Photograph number Parashont Camp, 4:6:11
  • Photograph number Petri, Henry, 1:14:18
  • Photograph number Petrified Wood, 7:9:7
  • Photograph number Petroglyphs, 1:14:9; 4:2:21; 4:3:14; 4:3:18; 7:1:1; 7:1:3; 7:5:4; 7:5:8; 7:5:10; 7:6:1; 7:21:1-5
  • Photograph number Phantom Ranch, 4:6:13; 4:6:18; 4:7:17; 4:7:20; 4:13:20; 4:15:17; 5:10:7; 5:14:4
  • Photograph number Pictographs, 7:21:1
  • Photograph number Pierce Ferry, 5:13:8-13
  • Photograph number Pinnacle, The, 8:18:10
  • Photograph number Pipe Springs, 4:14:11
  • Photograph number Piute Rapid, 5:18:15; 5:19:8
  • Photograph number Piute Farms, 2:16:24
  • Photograph number Portage, 2:7:14; 2:8:8; 2:8:11; 2:11:1; 3:6:16; 3:6:18; 4:12:4-5; 4:17:1
  • Photograph number Powell, John Wesley (Major)
  • Photograph number inscriptions, 4:1:20-21; 8:26:17
  • Photograph number plaque, 8:26:16
  • Photograph number plaque at Green River, Wyoming, 1:7:1; 3:8:12; 5:11:2
  • Photograph number plaque at Separation Canyon, 3:1:7; 3:3:10; 3:4:6; 3:5:20; 4:7:22; 4:9:5; 4:13:19
  • Photograph number Pumpkin Devil Rock, San Juan Co., Utah, 1:17:13
  • Photograph number R
  • Photograph number Railroad, 8:20:5
  • Photograph number Northern Pacific, 1:14:13
  • Photograph number Rainbow Bridge, 7:9:4-5; 8:17:3-7; 8:19:5; 8:26:9; 8:27:16; 8:33:3-7; 8:34:5-8; 8:34:10
  • Photograph number register, 4:18:13
  • Photograph number Rattlesnakes, 2:14:6; 3:9:14; 5:12:10; 8:35:1
  • Photograph number Red Canyon, 8:24:15
  • Photograph number Redbud Canyon, 2:16:13; 2:16:15; 2:16:18
  • Photograph number Reed, Del, 2:5:1-2; 3:6:15;
  • Photograph number Ringwood, Johnny, 1:14:4
  • Photograph number River Rat Society
  • Photograph number induction, 3:7:10; 3:10:16-17; 4:8:5; 4:8:13
  • Photograph number Roosevelt Dam, Arizona, 8:14:8-9; 8:14:11; 8:35:9
  • Photograph number Roosevelt Lake, Arizona, 8:14:8; 8:14:10
  • Photograph number S
  • Photograph number San Juan River, 7:11:1; 7:11:3-5; 7:11:7; 7:14:5-8; 8:7:1; 8:7:14; 8:13:13; 8:13:11; 8:13:22-23; 8:18:4-5; 8:19:3; 8:23:15; 8:29:20; 8:30:1-4; 8:33:8
  • Photograph number bridge, 8:8:21; 8:8:23
  • Photograph number drought, 8:31:7-10
  • Photograph number Flooding, 8:23:10
  • Photograph number Goosenecks, 1:9:10; 7:12:1-2; 8:9:10
  • Photograph number San Xavier Del Bac Mission, 7:6:2-3
  • Photograph number Sand Draw, 8:13:26
  • Photograph number Sand Dunes, 8:17:6; 8:19:7
  • Photograph number Sand Hill Falls, 8:23:29
  • Photograph number Sand Point, Lake Mead, 5:20:9
  • Photograph number Schukraft, William J., 3:7:10
  • Photograph number The Sentinel, 7:15:9-10; 7:16:2-3
  • Photograph number Separation Canyon, 3:1:7; 3:3:10; 3:4:6; 3:5:20; 4:7:22; 4;9:5; 4:13:19
  • Photograph number Sheep dip, 1:9:8
  • Photograph number lambs, 1:15:9
  • Photograph number Shinumo Creek, 4:14:15
  • Photograph number Sitting Hen, 7:14:2; 8:12:5; 8:18:11; 8:27:13; 8:29:21; 8:33:11; 8:35:2
  • Photograph number Sleeping Ute, 8:8:31
  • Photograph number Slickhorn Gulch, 2:17:4
  • Photograph number oil wells, 8:14:6
  • Photograph number Soap Creek Rapid, 2:13:2
  • Photograph number Sockdologer Rapid, 2:8:15; 2:9:16; 3:8:8-11; 4:15:10
  • Photograph number Spencer, John D., The, 8:35:6
  • Photograph number Spy Glass Rock, 8:26:11; 8:27:5
  • Photograph number Staveley, Gaylord, 2:8:16
  • Photograph number Stephen's Isle, 4:14:20
  • Photograph number Sun Valley, Idaho, 1:19:1-5
  • Photograph number T
  • Photograph number Tanner Camp, 4:6:22
  • Photograph number Teakettle, 8:9:2; 8:18:3; 8:18:15; 8:23:8-9; 8:27:3; 8:29:9; 8:30:12; 8:32:2
  • Photograph number Tinted Photographs, 8:19:9-10
  • Photograph number Tonto Rim, 4:15:5
  • Photograph number Topeats, 4:8:23
  • Photograph number Totem Pole, 7:6:8; 8:8:5; 8:9:3; 8:24:8; 8:28:9
  • Photograph number Travertine Falls, 4:15:13
  • Photograph number Tsaybegay Valley, 7:6:4
  • Photograph number Tuba City, 8:34:13
  • Photograph number Twilight Canyon, 5:16:5
  • Photograph number U
  • Photograph number United States Geological Survey
  • Photograph number Nevills' work with, 1:6:1-5
  • Photograph number V
  • Photograph number Vasey's Paradise, 2:9:18; 4:13:13
  • Photograph number Dead Man of (skeleton), 4:9:26; 4:12:1-2; 4:12:10-11; 4:15:7; 4:15:9
  • Photograph number Vesey Paradise Camp, 4:7:13-14
  • Photograph number Volcanoes, 6:15:11
  • Photograph number W
  • Photograph number Walker, Preston, 1:9:14-15; 1:11:6; 1:14:23; 2:19:1-5; 4:2:17; 4:3:3; 4:4:4; 4:7:9; 4:10:3
  • Photograph number Walker, Walter, 1:9:15
  • Photograph number Walthenberg Rapid, 4:13:12; 4:14:19
  • Photograph number Welty, Howard O., 5:15:5
  • Photograph number Wilson, Bruce, 4:11:11; 4:11:13
  • Photograph number Wilson, Neill, 4:4:2; 4:6:26; 4:10:15; 4:11:6; 4:11:13; 5:8:5
  • Photograph number "Yogi," 5:21:20
  • Photograph number Z
  • Photograph number Zahn's Camp, 4:17:7; 8:8:16

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

Collection Name, Collection Number, Box Number, Folder Number. Special Collections, J. Willard Marriott Library, The University of Utah.

Administrative InformationReturn to Top

Processing Note

Processed by Peter F. Schmid in 1990, by Peter F. Schmid, and Ashley Arave in 2003.

Separated Materials

Norman D. and Doris Nevills papers (MS 0552).

Norman D. and Doris Nevills audio-visual collection (A0245).


Detailed Description of the CollectionReturn to Top

PersonalReturn to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Box Folder
1 1
Nevills as a Child
  • Photograph number 1: 1909
  • Photograph number 2: Age 10
  • Photograph number 3: undated
  • Photograph number 4: Age 8 ?
  • Photograph number 5: Age 10 ?
  • Photograph number 6: April 1921 (teenager)
1 2
Nevills in Claremont School
  • Photograph number 1: Oakland, California, 1920 Claremont Elementary School students
  • Photograph number 2: Oakland, California, 1921 Claremont Elementary School
  • Photograph number 3a-b: Oakland, California, 1921 Claremont Elementary School
  • (One photo that was broken it two, repaired)
1 3
Formal Portraits of Nevills
  • Photograph number 1-6: No date
  • Photograph number 7: High School Portrait
1 4
Snapshots and Informal Photos of Nevills
  • Photograph number 1-19
circa 1925-1930
1 5
Snapshots and Informal Photos of Nevills
  • Photograph number 1: 1933 (half of wedding photo)
  • Photograph number 2: Grand Canyon July 20, 1938
  • Photograph number 3-8: Southern Utah area (1930s?)
  • Photograph number 9: Picture from General Motors Magazine (undated)
  • Photograph number 10: 1940-1941
  • Photograph number 11: Norman Nevills and Chuchawalla, Glen Canyon, 1949
  • Photograph number 12: undated
1 6
Nevills' Work with the U.S.G.S.
  • Photograph number 1-5: Cable car of San Juan River, 1940s
1 7
Nevills with Others
  • Photograph number 1: Green River, Wyoming-dedication of Powell plaque
  • Photograph number 2-3: Friends and gatherings
1 8
Nevills with others
  • Photograph number 1: ?, Nevill, Doris
  • Photograph number 2: Nevills
  • Photograph number 3: Mrs. Nevills, Ringwod, Nevills
  • Photograph number 4-5: Unidentified
  • Photograph number 6: John Oliver and W. E. Nevills (father)
  • Photograph number 7-8: Swimming with friends-Viola, Norman, Haryy, Ginger
  • Photograph number 9: Camping
  • Photograph number 10: Highway 47
  • Photograph number 11: Swimming
  • Photograph number 12: Norm Nevills, John Allis, Mae Nevills
  • Photograph number 13: Norm and Unidentified
  • Photograph number 14: Picnicking
  • Photograph number 15: in Southern Utah
  • Photograph number 16: Norm with unidentified
  • Photograph number 17-18: Unidentified
  • Photograph number 19: Mae, ?, Norm
  • Photograph number 20: Unidentified
  • Photograph number 21: Norm with Mrs. Moffet October 1938
1 9
Nevills with others
  • Photograph number 1: Norm, John, Jim, and Maude (mule), 1930
  • Photograph number 2: Grabpile, Garden of Gds, 1929
  • Photograph number 3: In a narrow canyon
  • Photograph number 4: 1925
  • Photograph number 5: Norman and Doris
  • Photograph number 6: Unidentified
  • Photograph number 7: "by S. K. Love taken at scene fo quick sand misfortune on way to Chimney Rock," "Desert Hoboes" Monument Valley, July 1929.
  • Photograph number 8: 1929
  • Photograph number 9-11: Unidentified
  • Photograph number 12: 1929
  • Photograph number 13: Tribune photo, 1941
  • Photograph number 14: Doc Marston, Nevills, Preston Walker, Kent Frost
  • Photograph number 15: "Pres Wahlen, Daddy, Walter Walker, Sandra Nevills, Mom, Joan Nevills"
1 10
Miscellaneous Family Photographs
  • Photograph number 1-6: Doris Nevills (wife)
1 11
Miscellaneous Family photographs
  • Photograph number 1: Young girl (probably daughter)
  • Photograph number 2: Daughters
  • Photograph number 3: Nevills with wife and daughters
  • Photograph number 4:
  • Photograph number 5: "Dedication of the plaque to Norman and Doris Nevills, July 11, 1952. Joan Nevills, Frank "Fisheyes" Marsland, Mary Ogden Abbott, Sandra Nevills, Mae D. Nevills. Marble Canyon Bridge, Arizona.
  • Photograph number 6: Harry Aleson, Pres Walker, Mae "Moe" Nevills, Norman Nevills, and Doris Nevills.
  • Photograph number 7: Joan Nevills.
1 12
Miscellaneous Family photographs
  • Photograph number 1: Mae Nevills
  • Photograph number 2: Mr. Nevills
  • Photograph number 3: Norm, W. E. and Mae Nevills (parents)
  • Photograph number 4: Mae Davis Nevills
  • Photograph number 5: William Eugene Nevills
1 13
Miscellaneous Family photographs
  • Photograph number 1: Wedding Day Photo October 14, 1933 Green River, Utah Norman and Doris Nevills
  • Photograph number 2: Norm and Doris Nevills, 1934
  • Photograph number 3: Norm and Doris
1 14
Family Friends: Men
  • Photograph number 1:
  • Photograph number 2: Dr. Josiah R. Eusaman
  • Photograph number 3: Kenneth
  • Photograph number 4: Jim
  • Photograph number 5: Johnny Ringwood
  • Photograph number 6-7: Unidentified
  • Photograph number 8: Hugh Cutler
  • Photograph number 9-14: Unidentified
  • Photograph number 15: W. Dove
  • Photograph number 16: John Allis
  • Photograph number 17: Unidentified
  • Photograph number 18: Hemi Petri (?)
  • Photograph number 19: Ken Wipf
  • Photograph number 21-22: Ed Olsen
  • Photograph number 23: Pres Wahlen
  • Photograph number 24: Frank Marsland
1 15
Family Friends: Women
  • Photograph number 1-5: Unidentified
  • Photograph number 6: Danny Walter Howe, Lucie Howe
  • Photograph number 7-10: Unidentified
  • Photograph number 11: Betty
  • Photograph number 12-16: Unidentified
  • Photograph number 17: Genevieve
  • Photograph number 18: Unidentified
  • Photograph number 19: Anne Eusaman
  • Photograph number 20: Mrs Walter
  • Photograph number 21-24: Unidentified
1 16
Family Friends: Children
  • Photograph number 1-5: Unidentified
  • Photograph number 6: Denny Wipf
  • Photograph number 7: Unidentified
  • Photograph number 8: Denny Wipf
  • Photograph number 9-11: Unidentified
  • Photograph number 12: "Richey and Virginia"
  • Photograph number 13-16: Unidentified
  • Photograph number 17: David and Cynthia August 1946
1 17
Family Friends: Groups
  • Photograph number 1-5: Unidentified
  • Photograph number 6: Margaret Bowen, S.K. "Kenny: Love
  • Photograph number 7-10: Unidentified
  • Photograph number 11: Melvin and Mae Nevills
  • Photograph number 12: Bill and unidentified
  • Photograph number 13: Unidentified
  • Photograph number 14: Guy and Denny, March 1939
  • Photograph number 15: Guy and Jane
  • Photograph number 16-22: Unidentified
  • Photograph number 23: Edith Kolb Lehnert, Emery Kolb
  • Photograph number 24: Unidentified
  • Photograph number 25: Agnes Albert
1 18
Christmas Cards
  • Photograph number 1: The Hall Family
  • Photograph number 2: The Howard's
  • Photograph number 3: Unidentified child
  • Photograph number 4: Wanda, Larry and Denny
1 19
Friends at Sun Valley, Idaho
  • Photograph number 1: Mrs. Rockey Cooper, Maria and Gary Cooper
  • Photograph number 2: Jack R., and dog team
  • Photograph number 3: Canyon
  • Photograph number 4: Ketchum and Sun Valley
  • Photograph number 5: Georgette
1 20
Airplane
  • Photograph number 1: "Mom getting ready to take mail to Bluff.
  • Photograph number 2: Daddy and Cherry II
  • Photograph number 3: Nevills
  • Photograph number 4-10: Unidentified group
  • Photograph number 11-14: Planes
  • Photograph number 15: Norman and Doris Nevills in front of Cherry II
  • Photograph number 16: Plaque, "In Remembrance of Norman Nevills and Wife", 1951
1 21
Nevills home and lodge
  • Photograph number 1-3: Home
  • Photograph number 4: building lodge
  • Photograph number 5: Fireplace
  • Photograph number 6: lodge
  • Photograph number 7-8: Building the lodge
  • Photograph number 9-10: lodge
  • Photograph number 11: 1936
  • Photograph number 12-13: Interior
  • Photograph number 14: Home
  • Photograph number 15: First settlement of the Nevills "Old Canyon" Sand Draw
1 22
Oil Field
  • Photograph number 1-3: Nevills Camp No.2
  • Photograph number 4: "Utah Pet."
  • Photograph number 5-10: Sump Fire
  • Photograph number 11: Burned Rig
  • Photograph number 12: Water pump
  • Photograph number 13: Rig
  • Photograph number 14: Woodpile
  • Photograph number 15: J.A. Allis
  • Photograph number 16: Rig
  • Photograph number 17-19: Rigging up
  • Photograph number 20: Rig
1 23
Oil Field
  • Photograph number 1: Nevills and daughters
  • Photograph number 2: Wife and daughters
  • Photograph number 3: Daughters on the rig
  • Photograph number 4: McCormick's Refinery
  • Photograph number 5: Bishop Nevills
  • Photograph number 6: Rig
  • Photograph number 7: Mae Nevills
  • Photograph number 8: Doris and Thaur Mayes, ?
  • Photograph number 9-10: Old Canyon
  • Photograph number 11: Rig
  • Photograph number 12: Old Canyon Camp, Sand Draw
  • Photograph number 13: Water, Old Canyon
  • Photograph number 14: Johnny
  • Photograph number 15-16: Truck
  • Photograph number 17: rick
  • Photograph number 18: Water Truck
  • Photograph number 19: Torin Bill, Norm Nevills, Kent Frost
  • Photograph number 20: Old Canyon
1 24
Oil Field photos
  • Photograph number 1: Behind Mexican Hat Rock
  • Photograph number 2: Jim ?, John Allis
  • Photograph number 3: Camp
  • Photograph number 5: W. E. Nevills working on a garage
  • Photograph number 6: Norm and W.E. Nevils
  • Photograph number 7: Rig
  • Photograph number 8: First dwelling
  • Photograph number 9: Fern P., Leo A., Ira Ph., Jack, Genevieve, Mrs. Y., O. Ada
  • Photograph number 10: Refinery and buildings
  • Photograph number 11: Nevills house
  • Photograph number 12: Camp
  • Photograph number 13: Sand Draw Camp
  • Photograph number 14: W.E. and Mae D. Nevills
  • Photograph number 15: Norm Nevills and W.E. Nevills
  • Photograph number 16: Winter
  • Photograph number 17: Mae Nevills (?)
1 25
Oil Fields
  • Photograph number 1: Moving Rig
  • Photograph number 2: Mules
  • Photograph number 3: Rig (Pres Walker and Norman Nevills)
  • Photograph number 4: "Old Canyon" Sand Draw Camp
  • Photograph number 5: Truck
  • Photograph number 6: Spencer Nevills, Rim Gooseneck
  • Photograph number 7: Johnny (?)
  • Photograph number 8: Nevills No.2
  • Photograph number 9: Rig
  • Photograph number 10: Old Canyon
  • Photograph number 11: Shower Room, Sand Draw Camp
  • Photograph number 12-13: Rig
  • Photograph number 14: JNS
  • Photograph number 15: Donkeys
  • Photograph number 16: W. E. and Mae Nevills, Mrs. Bowen, Cardell Bowen, ?, ?, ?, Margaret Bowen
  • Photograph number 17: Rig-Cleaning out Monticello Well
  • Photograph number 18: Lunch at the Rig
  • Photograph number 19: ?
  • Photograph number 20: Camp (Sand Draw)
1 26
Oil Field photos
  • Photograph number 1: Norm and W. E. Nevills
  • Photograph number 2: Unidentified group
  • Photograph number 3: Rig
  • Photograph number 4: Utah Highway 47
  • Photograph number 5: Rig No.2
  • Photograph number 6: Rig
  • Photograph number 7: Oil Rig, Mexican Hat, Utah

River Expeditions, 1937-1941Return to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Box Folder
2 1
San Juan River
  • Photograph number 1: The River
  • Photograph number 2-3: Members of the Group
  • Photograph number 4: The River
  • Photograph number 5: Canyon Walls of Glen Canyon
  • Photograph number 6: Unidentified, Joan, Doris, and Norman Nevills
  • Photograph number 7-10: The River and Canyon Walls
  • Photograph number 11-16: Members of the group in various activities
  • Photograph number 17: Two sided photograph of views of the area
  • Photograph number 4:10:11 (added): Rapids
1937
2 2
San Juan River
  • Photograph number 1: The River
  • Photograph number 2-16: Members of the group at various activities, at camp and on the river
1938
2 3
San Juan River
  • Photograph number 1-11: Moab area landscapes
  • Photograph number 12-14: Members of the group
  • Photograph number 15-18: Moab area of the river
1938
2 4
Green and Colorado Rivers, 1938: Building the Boats (pages of a scrapbook)
  • Photograph number 1: Boating
  • Photograph number 2-9: Building the boats (3a-9a: building the boats)
  • Photograph number 10-16: The Boat Frames
  • Photograph number 17-22: Wood used in building the boats
  • Photograph number 23-29:
  • Photograph number 30-31: (2:7:3 aka 2:4:32): The boats in the process of being built
2 5
Green River
  • Photograph number 1: Lorin Bell, Bill Gibson, Nevills, Del Reed
  • Photograph number 2: Del Reed
  • Photograph number 3-4: On "WEN"
  • Photograph number 5: Hiking in the Grand Canyon
  • Photograph number 6: Elzada Clover at Hole-in-Rock
  • Photograph number 7-9: The Green River and surrounding scenery
  • Photograph number 10: Unidentified
  • Photograph number 11: Grand Canyon
  • Photograph number 12: Bill Gibson
  • Photograph number 13: The Green River
  • Photograph number 14-15: At Boulder Dam
  • Photograph number 16-20: Lake Mead
  • Photograph number 21-22: Rapids on the Green River
  • Photograph number 23: The Green River
  • Photograph number 24: The group at camp
  • Photograph number 25: Rapids
  • Photograph number 26: The boats and gear
  • Photograph number 27: Lois Jotter
  • Photograph number 28: Norman D. Nevills and unidentified (writing illegible)
  • Photograph number 29: Haldea on Lake Mead
  • Photograph number 30: Norman, Joan and Doris Nevills
  • Photograph number 31: Del Reed, ?, Lois Jotter, Norman D. Nevills, Lorin Bell, Bill Gibson, Harold Bryant, Elzada Clover.
  • Photograph number 32: Inscriptions on Wall in Labrynth Canyon, Green River Grand Canyon
  • Photograph number 33: Page out of a scrapbook: Pictures from the expedition including Don Harris, Lois Jotter, Norman Nevills, Eliza Clover, launching the boats and geyser's.
2 6
Green River
  • Photograph number 1-4: The Green River
  • Photograph number 5-11: The group at camp and on the river
  • Photograph number 12: The river
  • Photograph number 13: Don Harris
  • Photograph number 14: Atkinson bags a goose on the Green River in Stillwater Canyon
  • Photograph number 15-16: The River
  • Photograph number 17: The group at camp
  • Photograph number 18: Norm in Horn Creek Rapids
  • Photograph number 19: Norman D. Nevills
  • Photograph number 20: Steamer Powell Inscription Cataract Canyon
  • Photograph number 21: Rough going in Marble Canyon-Norm in "WEN", house rock rapid
  • Photograph number 22: Unidentified arch
  • Photograph number 23: The boats on the river
  • Photograph number 24: The boats
  • Photograph number 25: The boats on the edge of the river
  • Photograph number 26: Surveying rapids
2 7
Green River
  • Photograph number 1-2: Taking care of the boats
  • Photograph number 3: (Moved to Fd 4)
  • Photograph number 4: The river
  • Photograph number 5: Approaching Forbidden Canyon, Navajo Mt.
  • Photograph number 6: The boats headed into a canyon
  • Photograph number 7: Crossing the river in a cable car
  • Photograph number 8: Lois Jotter
  • Photograph number 9: The River
  • Photograph number 10-12: The boats
  • Photograph number 13: Rapids in "BOTANY"
  • Photograph number 14: Pulling a boat out of the water
  • Photograph number 15-21: The river and the canyon
  • Photograph number 22: The group stopped for a bit
  • Photograph number 23: A Beaver
  • Photograph number 24: The River
  • Photograph number 25: Lois Jotter
  • Photograph number 26: Camp
  • Photograph number 27: Lonely Dell above Lee's Ferry (Lee's Ranch)
2 8
Green River
  • Photograph number 1: Elada Clover with the boats
  • Photograph number 2: Looking down river at the canyon
  • Photograph number 3: Unidentified man rowing a boat
  • Photograph number 4: The Canyon
  • Photograph number 5: The River
  • Photograph number 6: Bill Gibson
  • Photograph number 7: Cataract Canyon
  • Photograph number 8: Logs laid for dragging boats up 45* slope on Portage job-Rapid 24, Cataract Canyon
  • Photograph number 9: Marble Canyon Rapids, Nevills in "WEN" House Rock Rapid
  • Photograph number 10: "WEN" and "MEXICAN HAT"
  • Photograph number 11: Lining in Cataract Canyon. Boat dragged up while eating lunch to keep off from current side lash.
  • Photograph number 12: The boats pulled up against the edge
  • Photograph number 13: Unidentified man taking a picture
  • Photograph number 14: Left Wall of Narrow Canyon at foot of Cataract Canyon. Hyde (Mr. & Mrs. Glen) killed after reaching below Bright Angel Trail in Grand Canyon. First and only woman to make attempt prior to Nevills expedition. Eddy Expedtition 1927, Nevills Expedition, 1938
  • Photograph number 15: Head of Sockdologer
  • Photograph number 16: "MEXICAN HAT" after going through rapids
  • Photograph number 17: Gaylord P. Starley, Mexican Hat, Utah
2 9
Green River
  • Photograph number 1: Cataract Canyon
  • Photograph number 2: Rapids
  • Photograph number 3: Noon Camp during portaging job in Cataract Canyon: Gibson, Clover, Jotter.
  • Photograph number 4: Close-up of names on wall in Narrow Canyon: Elzada U. Clover, Lois Jotter, L. P. "Don" Harris, Bill Gibson, W. Eugene Atkinson, Norm Nevills
  • Photograph number 5: Lois Jotter on a boulder in the river
  • Photograph number 6: The boats
  • Photograph number 7: Nap time
  • Photograph number 8: Taken at foot of Hance Rapid on first run through (Nevills)
  • Photograph number 9: Bill Gibson
  • Photograph number 10-11: Rapids
  • Photograph number 12: Cataract Canyon
  • Photograph number 13: Setting up to take a picture
  • Photograph number 14: Elzada Clover with the boats.
  • Photograph number 15: 65 above river on portage job in Cataract Canyon: Harris, Atkinson, Nevills
  • Photograph number 16: Middle Sockdologer Rapid
  • Photograph number 17: Unidentified rapids
  • Photograph number 18: Vasey's Paradise Waterfall
  • Photograph number 19: ground level vies of rapids
  • Photograph number 20-23: Views of the canyon
2 10
Grand Canyon
  • Photograph number 1: In Marble Canyon
  • Photograph number 2: Rapids
  • Photograph number 3-6: Scenic Sections of the Canyon
  • Photograph number 7: Rapids
  • Photograph number 8-9: Sections of the River
  • Photograph number 10-11: Rapids
  • Photograph number 12: Waterfall
  • Photograph number 13: Narrow section of the canyon
  • Photograph number 14-16: Rapids
2 11
Grand Canyon
  • Photograph number 1: Lining job in Cataract Canyon, Harris and Nevills
  • Photograph number 2: Diamond Creek
  • Photograph number 3: Rapids, Nevills
  • Photograph number 4: Marble Cayon
  • Photograph number 5: Nap time
  • Photograph number 6: Watching a boat go through rapids
  • Photograph number 7: "WEN" after having been through a few times
  • Photograph number 8: The Canyon
  • Photograph number 9: The Nevills party at Bright Angel Creek
  • Photograph number 10: 3rd night our from Green River, Utah. On the Green River in Labrynth Canyon: Nevills, Gibson, Clover, Atkinson
  • Photograph number 11: Norman Nevills after only night of rain on trip, Cataract Canyon
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Grand Canyon
  • Photograph number 1: Emery Kolb, Lorin Bell
  • Photograph number 2: Nevills nad Bill Gibson
  • Photograph number 3: Party ready to leave Mexican Hat: Nevills, Jotter, Atkinson, Clover, Harris
  • Photograph number 4: Dr. Elzada U. Clover
  • Photograph number 5: The Grand Canyon
  • Photograph number 6: Group portrait, trip members: Dr. Elzada Clover, Dr. Harold Bryant, Bill Gibson, Lorin Bill, Norman Nevills, Lois Jotter, Bill Atkinson, Del Reed.
  • Photograph number 7: Group picture: Del Reed, Dr. Clover, Lorin Bell, Norman Nevills before pushing off above 27 mile rapids
  • Photograph number 8: Nevills and Atkinson with the boats
  • Photograph number 9: Unidentified man
  • Photograph number 10: Norman Nevills, Lorin Bill, Lois Jotter, Bill Gibson ?, Dr. Clover
2 13
Green River and Grand Canyon
  • Photograph number 1: Unidentified part of the canyon
  • Photograph number 2: Soap Creek Rapid, Marble Canyon
  • Photograph number 3: Rapids
  • Photograph number 4: Unidentified part of the Canyon
  • Photograph number 5: Nevills and unidentified
  • Photograph number 6: Bill Gibson, ?, Nevills
  • Photograph number 7: Unidentified part of the canyon
  • Photograph number 8: The party with the boats
  • Photograph number 9: Rapids
  • Photograph number 10: Unidentified part of the canyon
  • Photograph number 11: Waterfall
  • Photograph number 12-18: Various parts of the River and the Canyon
2 14
Grand Canyon and Green River
  • Photograph number 1-4: Sections of the river
  • Photograph number 5: Norm Nevills
  • Photograph number 6: Lorin Bell
  • Photograph number 7-8: Rapids
  • Photograph number 9: Head of Lake Mead at Former Lower Cliff Rapids
  • Photograph number 10: Lower Granite Gorge
  • Photograph number 11: Head of Lake Mead
  • Photograph number 12: At foot of Bedrock
  • Photograph number 13: Norman Nevills and Every Kolb
  • Photograph number 14-16: Section of the river
2 15
Green River-Grand Canyon
  • Photograph number 1: Buzz Holstrom
  • Photograph number 2: Party: Lorin Bell, Bill Gibson, Every Kolb, Lois Jotter, Elzada Clover, Norman D. Nevills
  • Photograph number 3: Party: Bill Gibson, Emery Kolb, Lois Jotter, Lorin Bell, Mrs. Kolb, Norman D. Nevills, Elzada Clover, Edith Lehnert
  • Photograph number 4: At the Grand Canyon overlook: W. C. "Bill" Gibson, Lois Jotter, Lorin Bell, Elzada Clover, Emery Kolb, Norman D. Nevills
  • Photograph number 5: Bill Gibson, Buzz Holstrom, Lois Jotter, Atkinson
  • Photograph number 6:
  • Photograph number 7: On Lee's ferry Bridge July 10, 1938 Buzz Holstrom Boat: Buzz Holstrom, Lois Jotter, Atkinson, Bill Gibson
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San Juan River
  • Photograph number 1: At Nokai Creek while "Joe" inspects the anticline
  • Photograph number 2: Camp Necessity
  • Photograph number 3-4: 13ft. Rapids
  • Photograph number 5: Redhead canyon camp
  • Photograph number 6-7: Rapids
  • Photograph number 8: Unexpected refreshments when we reached Forbidden Canyon
  • Photograph number 9: going up from Rainbow Bridge
  • Photograph number 10: Negotiating a cleft in Hidden Passage Canyon, Joe Straddling, Norman swimming
  • Photograph number 11: View up Hidden Passage Canyon
  • Photograph number 12: Joe Exploring ledge above big cave
  • Photograph number 13: The sanddunes failed to perform while the boat went through-leaving Redhead Canyon
  • Photograph number 14: View from mouth of big Cave in Hidden Passage Canyon
  • Photograph number 15: Sandwaves at Redhead Canyon
  • Photograph number 16: The River
  • Photograph number 17: Unidentified on the bow of the boat
  • Photograph number 18: Sandwaves at Redhead Canyon
  • Photograph number 19: Big cave in Hidden Passage Canyon Norman and Joe sitting at edge.
  • Photograph number 20: Johns Rapids
  • Photograph number 21: Camp in Forbidden Canyon
  • Photograph number 22: Passage through 13 ft. rapids
  • Photograph number 23: Lunch at Piute Farms
  • Photograph number 24: "Split Channel" Rapids
  • Photograph number 25: Saturday lunch stop at government benchmark
  • Photograph number 26: Top of Rainbow Bridge
  • Photograph number 27: Glen Canyon
  • Photograph number 28: Plaque at Crossing at the fathers
  • Photograph number 29: Wash on the river
1940
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San Juan River
  • Photograph number 1: Camp on the San Juan River about 4 miles below Copper Canyon. Dark spot in upper extreme left is part of an old placer mine.
  • Photograph number 2: On the San Juan River
  • Photograph number 3: Forbidden Canyon
  • Photograph number 4: Slickharm Gulch
  • Photograph number 5: Camp
  • Photograph number 6: Swimming hole
  • Photograph number 7: Unidentified Arch
1940
2 18
Green River
  • Photograph number 1: Paddling down the river
  • Photograph number 2: Nevills making an inscription on the rock
  • Photograph number 3: Painting the road sign at Camp Necessity
  • Photograph number 4: Nap Time
  • Photograph number 5: Dell Reed, Lorin Bell, Charley Larabee, Doris Nevills and Norman Nevills
  • Photograph number 6: Photo montage from 1940 Green River Expedition
1940
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San Juan River
  • Photograph number 1: Pres Walker
  • Photograph number 2-3: Pres Walker and Mae Davis Nevills
  • Photograph number 4: Pres Walker and Norman D. Nevills with the boats
  • Photograph number 5: Pres Walker
  • Photograph number 6: Nevills and unidentified looking at log book
  • Photograph number 7: The whole group in a boat
  • Photograph number 8: Group: Nevills in back on left.
1941
2 20
San Juan River
  • Photograph number 1: On the River
  • Photograph number 2: Nevills in a boat
  • Photograph number 3-4: Rowing down the river (Don Harris)
  • Photograph number 5: Norman D. Nevills on a boat
  • Photograph number 6: Ed Olsen, motion picture camera recording rapids run
  • Photograph number 7: Lorin Bell and Norman Nevills 13 1/2 ft rapids
1941

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Container(s) Description Dates
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3 1
Running the river and camp
  • Photograph number 1-4: Running the River
  • Photograph number 5-13: At Camp
  • Photograph number 14-15: Kayaking
  • Photograph number 16-21: At Camp
  • Photograph number 22-23: Running the River
3 2
Boats
  • Photograph number 1: Getting a boat that is stuck through a tight spot in the river
  • Photograph number 2: Kayaking
  • Photograph number 3: Docked boats
  • Photograph number 4-21: The River
  • Photograph number 22: Nevills and unidentified
3 3
Kayaking and river activities
  • Photograph number 1: Nevills in a Kayak
  • Photograph number 2: A Truck pulling the boats
  • Photograph number 3-9: The River and the Canyon
  • Photograph number 10: Nevills at the plaque commemorating J. W. Powell's expedition
  • Photograph number 11-21: Running the River
3 4
River and camp activities
  • Photograph number 1-5: Running the River
  • Photograph number 6: Nevills and crew at the Plaque commemorating J.W. Powell's expedition
  • Photograph number 7-13: The River and the Canyon
  • Photograph number 14-15: At Camp with the boats
  • Photograph number 16-20: Pictures of the Canyon
3 5
River activities and boats
  • Photograph number 1-2: The Boats
  • Photograph number 3-11: Running the River and the Canyon
  • Photograph number 12: Swimming
  • Photograph number 13: The Canyon
  • Photograph number 14: The Boats
  • Photograph number 15-17: The River and the Boats
  • Photograph number 18-22: Nevills and group stopping for lunch at the J.W. Powell Plaque.
3 6
River activities and boats
  • Photograph number 1-5: Running the river
  • Photograph number 6-7: Stopped with the boats
  • Photograph number 8: The River
  • Photograph number 9-10: Stopped with the boats on a beach like area
  • Photograph number 11: Looking down river at the canyon
  • Photograph number 12-13: Stopped with the boats
  • Photograph number 14: The Canyon
  • Photograph number 15: Del Reed sitting on a still boat lighting a pipe.
  • Photograph number 16: Getting a boat out of rapids
  • Photograph number 17: Nevills on a boat.
  • Photograph number 18: Getting the boats through the rapids
3 7
River activities and boats
  • Photograph number 1-2: Boats
  • Photograph number 3-4: The group: Bill Schukraft, Wilden Heald, Del Reed, Norman Nevills, Agnes Albert, Zee Grant
  • Photograph number 5: Zee Grant and Joan Nevills
  • Photograph number 6: Zee Grant, Bill Schukraft, Del Reed at a dock
  • Photograph number 7: Stopping for a meal
  • Photograph number 8: Kayaking through rapids
  • Photograph number 9:
  • Photograph number 10: Nevills inducting Bill Schukraft into the River Boat Society at Diamond Creek in 1941.
  • Photograph number 11: Nevills taking "Wen" through rapids
  • Photograph number 12: Nevills in Granite Falls
  • Photograph number 13: The "Wen" going through Badger Creek.
  • Photograph number 14: Marble Canyon
3 8
River activities and boats
  • Photograph number 1-3: Running the River
  • Photograph number 4: Camp
  • Photograph number 5-7: On the River
  • Photograph number 8-11: Pictures showing take off into Sookdologer Rapid.
  • Photograph number 12:
3 9
River activities, canyons, beach, boats
  • Photograph number 1: On the Beach
  • Photograph number 2: On the River
  • Photograph number 3: Lighting a Bon Fire
  • Photograph number 4: On the River
  • Photograph number 5-6: Nevills on a beach
  • Photograph number 7: Hiking
  • Photograph number 8-9: On a beach
  • Photograph number 10: Looking at rapids
  • Photograph number 11: The Canyon
  • Photograph number 12: Overlooking the River
  • Photograph number 13: The truck and the boats
  • Photograph number 14: Dick Neilson with a snake
  • Photograph number 15: Looking down river
  • Photograph number 16: Nevills at the Post Office in Bluff, Utah
  • Photograph number 17: Grand Canyon
  • Photograph number 18: Nevills at Indian Ruins
  • Photograph number 19: The Boats at night
3 10
River, outdoor activities, beach
  • Photograph number 1-4: Truck with gear in back and pulling the boats
  • Photograph number 5-6: At Camp
  • Photograph number 7-8: The River
  • Photograph number 9: Stopped for a break
  • Photograph number 10-12: The Group while on the River
  • Photograph number 13: Looking down river at the canyon
  • Photograph number 14: Pulled off the River
  • Photograph number 15-17: Induction of Bill Schukraft into the River Boat Society
  • Photograph number 18: High above the River looking down river at the canyon
  • Photograph number 19: Going for a hike
  • Photograph number 20: View of a cliff
  • Photograph number 21: Nevills and others on the beach
3 11
Boats, bondire, waterfall
  • Photograph number 1: Nevills painting on a boat.
  • Photograph number 2: Building a bonfire
  • Photograph number 3: Norm at Deer Creek Falls
  • Photograph number 4: Weldon Heald, Norm Nevills, Agnes Albert, Zee Grant, Del Reed, Bill Schukraft.
  • Photograph number 5:
3 12
Canyon, river, kayaking, group photo
  • Photograph number 1-3: The River and the Canyon
  • Photograph number 4: Zee Grant, Norman Nevills, Agnes Albert, Bill Schukraft, Del Reed, Wilson Heald.
  • Photograph number 5: Wilson Heald, Norm Nevills, Agnes Albert, Zee Grant, Del Reed, Bill Schukraft.
  • Photograph number 6: Nevills in a Kayak
  • Photograph number 7: Looking down river at the canyon
  • Photograph number 8: Zee Grant in Kayak
  • Photograph number 9: Rapids
  • Photograph number 10: Looking down river
  • Photograph number 11: Bill Schukraft (?)
  • Photograph number 12: Looking down river
  • Photograph number 13: Helping the boats through the rapids
  • Photograph number 14-16: Views of the River and the Canyon walls
  • Photograph number 17: The Group
  • Photograph number 18: Swimming
  • Photograph number 19-20: Views of the Canyon Walls
3 13
Water activities
  • Photograph number 1: Looking down river
  • Photograph number 2: Napping on the Beach
  • Photograph number 3: A Waterfall
  • Photograph number 4: The cliffs of the Canyon
  • Photograph number 5: Swimming
  • Photograph number 6: Waterfall
  • Photograph number 7-19: Pictures of the River, the Canyon and the boats going down the river

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Container(s) Description Dates
Box Folder
4 1
San Juan River
  • Photograph number 1: Unidentified
  • Photograph number 2-11: Looking down river at the canyon
  • Photograph number 12: The Group
  • Photograph number 13: Scratching on the wall of Nevills' various expeditions down the San Juan
  • Photograph number 14-16: On The River
  • Photograph number 17-18: Lunch
  • Photograph number 19: A Cavern
  • Photograph number 20: Engraving of John Wesley Powell's name on stone
  • Photograph number 21: I. S. Dellenbough
  • Photograph number 22-27: Views of the River and the Canyon
1942
4 2
San Juan River
  • Photograph number 1-7: The River and the Canyon
  • Photograph number 8-11: Under an overhang setting up camp
  • Photograph number 12-13: Overlooking the River
  • Photograph number 14: At an Unidentified house
  • Photograph number 15: Cliff Walls in a canyon
  • Photograph number 16-19: Putting the boats into the water
  • Photograph number 20: On the River
  • Photograph number 21: Petroglyphs
  • Photograph number 22-24: The River
  • Photograph number 25: Cliff
1942
4 3
San Juan River
  • Photograph number 1-2: Unidentified Rock Formation
  • Photograph number 3-7: Unidentified people on the expedition
  • Photograph number 8: Norman D. Nevills
  • Photograph number 9: The River
  • Photograph number 10-13: Various Side canyons
  • Photograph number 14: Petroglyphs
  • Photograph number 15: Side Canyon
  • Photograph number 16-17: The River and Canyon Walls
  • Photograph number 18: Petroglyphs
  • Photograph number 19-30: Various landscapes and Natural
1942
4 4
San Juan River
  • Photograph number 1: Playing on the Rocks
  • Photograph number 2: Neil Wilson
  • Photograph number 3: On the River
  • Photograph number 4: Pres Walker
  • Photograph number 5-6: On the River
  • Photograph number 7: The Camera
  • Photograph number 8: the River
  • Photograph number 9: Norman D. Nevills sitting on the edge of a boat
  • Photograph number 10: A side canyon
  • Photograph number 11-13: Playing on the Rocks
  • Photograph number 14: Nevills and Pres Walker at Lee's Ferry
  • Photograph number 15: A side canyon-overview
1942
4 5
San Juan River
  • Photograph number 1-8: Views of the River and Canyon walls around the River
  • Photograph number 9: Lee's Ferry
  • Photograph number 10-11: The River
  • Photograph number 12: Nevills rowing the boat
  • Photograph number 13: View of the River going down the canyon
1942
4 6
Grand Canyon
  • Photograph number 1: In a Canyon
  • Photograph number 2: On the River
  • Photograph number 3: Bridge across the San Juan
  • Photograph number 4-12: The River and surrounding scenery
  • Photograph number 13: Swimming
  • Photograph number 14: A Woman riding in a cart
  • Photograph number 15: Looking down a stretch of the river
  • Photograph number 16: Sorting Food
  • Photograph number 17: The River
  • Photograph number 18: A deer trying to take food
  • Photograph number 19: Sorting food
  • Photograph number 20: Bon Fire
  • Photograph number 21-22: Camp
  • Photograph number 23-24: Views of the river and canyon
  • Photograph number 25: Unidentified Rock formation
  • Photograph number 26: Neil C. Wilson
1942
4 7
Grand Canyon
  • Photograph number 1-2: The River and surrounding scenery
  • Photograph number 3: Swimming
  • Photograph number 4-8: Views of the River and Canyon
  • Photograph number 9: Pres Walker shaving
  • Photograph number 10: The River at night with a spotlight shining on ground level
  • Photograph number 11: Rapids
  • Photograph number 12: A Car pulling the boats
  • Photograph number 13-25: The Group at camp and at various other activities
  • Photograph number 26-36: The River
1942
4 8
Grand Canyon
  • Photograph number 1: Bridge across the River
  • Photograph number 2-14: The group at camp and at various other activities
  • Photograph number 15: The River
  • Photograph number 16: Ed Hudson
  • Photograph number 17- 22: The River
  • Photograph number 23: Ed Hudson at Pueblo dwellings
  • Photograph number 24: Wayne McConkie
  • Photograph number 25: Garth Marston and Otis Marston
  • Photograph number 26: The water from water level
  • Photograph number 27: Unidentified man climbing on the rocks
  • Photograph number 28: On the river
  • Photograph number 29: Under a natural arch
  • Photograph number 30: Nevills
  • Photograph number 31: Rapids
  • Photograph number 32: A boat on the beach at sunset
  • Photograph number 33: Loading the boats for the day
1942
4 9
Grand Canyon
  • Photograph number 1: At a water hole
  • Photograph number 2: Unidentified rock formation
  • Photograph number 3: Pres Walker, ?, Norman D. Nevills
  • Photograph number 4: The group next to the River
  • Photograph number 5: Plaque "On August 28, 1869 Seneca Howland, O.G. Howland and William H. Dunn separated from the original Powell party, climbed to the North rim and were killed by the Indians. For Further authentic information see "Colorado River Controversies" Obtainable from University Libraries. This Cenotaph was placed and dedicated in 1939 by later Colorado River Voyagers.
  • Photograph number 6: Hiding under an overhang to eat lunch.
  • Photograph number 7: Equipment
  • Photograph number 8: Fish
  • Photograph number 9: Playing under a waterfall
  • Photograph number 10-13: The River and surrounding scenery
  • Photograph number 14: Cave Spring
  • Photograph number 15: Ed Hudson (?) Hiking above the river on a ridge
  • Photograph number 16: On the river
  • Photograph number 17: Three unidentified people
  • Photograph number 18-19: The river
  • Photograph number 20: Bruce Wilson on a wrecked boat
  • Photograph number 21: Sign in for the log book for the 1942 expedition
  • Photograph number 22-25: The group at the river
  • Photograph number 26: Unidentified Skeleton
  • Photograph number 27: Getting boats through rapids
  • Photograph number 28: Setting up for a bonfire
  • Photograph number 29: Rapids
1942
4 10
Grand Canyon
  • Photograph number 1: Wayne McConkie
  • Photograph number 2: Climbing on the rock walls of the Grand Canyon
  • Photograph number 3: Unidentified man taking a nap
  • Photograph number 4: Bruce Wilson and Nevills in the back ground
  • Photograph number 5: On the river
  • Photograph number 6: Nevills and Ed Hudson (?)
  • Photograph number 7: Three unidentified men on top of Rainbow Bridge
  • Photograph number 8: Nevills (?) on some rocks
  • Photograph number 9: Loading the boat
  • Photograph number 10: Frances Ferguar Bathing
  • Photograph number 11: moved to box 2 fd. 1
  • Photograph number 12: Playing Checkers "Just Below Kanab"
  • Photograph number 13: South Rim
  • Photograph number 14: Tying down the boats
  • Photograph number 15: Neil C. Wilson, Norman D. Nevills
1942
4 11
Grand Canyon
  • Photograph number 1: Otis Marston
  • Photograph number 2: Poster of a woman on the front of the boat ("Joan" boat)
  • Photograph number 3: Swimming
  • Photograph number 4: Beached boats
  • Photograph number 5: Doc Howton
  • Photograph number 6: Neil Wilson holding bottom half of poster up to himself
  • Photograph number 7: Pres Walker and poster
  • Photograph number 8: Bruce Wilson
  • Photograph number 9: Bruce Wilson and Norman D. Nevills
  • Photograph number 10: Nevills making entries into a book
  • Photograph number 11: Bruce Wilson
  • Photograph number 12: Garth and Doc Marston
  • Photograph number 13: Bruce and Neil C. Wilson
  • Photograph number 14: Moose Rock Rapid
1942
4 12
Grand Canyon
  • Photograph number 1-2: Garth Marston and Bruce Wilson looking a skeleton of a man "Who didn't make it" in Marble Canyon
  • Photograph number 3: Rapids
  • Photograph number 4-5: Getting boats through rapids
  • Photograph number 6: Unidentified man looking at Nanroweep Ruins
  • Photograph number 7: Bruce and Neil C. Wilson
  • Photograph number 8: Pres Walker going through rapids in North Canyon
  • Photograph number 9: Taking a break from the river
  • Photograph number 10-11: Garth Marston and Bruce Wilson looking at Skeleton
  • Photograph number 12: "WEN" in North Canyon Rapids
1942
4 13
Grand Canyon
  • Photograph number 1: Photo of rapids taken from inside the boat from the perspective of boater
  • Photograph number 2-5: Rapids
  • Photograph number 6: Bridge across the river
  • Photograph number 7: Rapids
  • Photograph number 8: Two unidentified men
  • Photograph number 9: looking down the river
  • Photograph number 10: Rapids
  • Photograph number 11: Beached boat
  • Photograph number 12: Rapids
  • Photograph number 13: Nevills at Nasey Paradise in Pilot Boat, "WEN"
  • Photograph number 14: River
  • Photograph number 15: Waterfall
  • Photograph number 16-18: Rapids (17 possibly a movie still)
  • Photograph number 19: Garth Marston, Neil C. Wilson, Otis Marston, Ed Hudson, Wayne McConkie, Norman D. Nevills, Pres Walker, Bruce Wilson and Ed Olsen by Powell Party Cenotaph.
  • Photograph number 20: Group "Arguing at Phantom Ranch Inn"
  • Photograph number 21: Boats on river edge
  • Photograph number 22: Pictures of a poster of the whole expedition
1942
4 14
Photos by Ed Hudson
  • Photograph number 1: Nevills explains to the Bryant's the danger of solo river travel
  • Photograph number 2: Pulled off the river for lunch
  • Photograph number 3-4: The River
  • Photograph number 5: Taking the food from Phantom Ranch Inn down to the boats
  • Photograph number 6: Bright Angel Trail Bridge
  • Photograph number 7-10: The River and surrounding scenery
  • Photograph number 11: Dr. Bryant bids goodbye to Norman Nevills and Ed Hudson at Pipe Springs after a thrilling 3 mile rapid run on the Colorado River.
  • Photograph number 12-13: The River
  • Photograph number 14: Making breakfast, french toast
  • Photograph number 15-22: The River and surrounding scenery
4 15
Photos by Ed Hudson
  • Photograph number 1: The groups
  • Photograph number 2: Spotlight shining on a rock face at night
  • Photograph number 3-5: River
  • Photograph number 6: unidentified man climbing on the rocks
  • Photograph number 7: Skeleton
  • Photograph number 8: Nevills with a wrecked boat
  • Photograph number 9: Skeleton
  • Photograph number 10-11: The River
  • Photograph number 12: Part of the group at the head of a cavern
  • Photograph number 13: Rock Face
  • Photograph number 14-15: The River
  • Photograph number 16: Ed Hudson
  • Photograph number 17: Part of the group at a cabin at Phantom Ranch
  • Photograph number 18: In a Cave
  • Photograph number 19-22: On the river
  • Photograph number 23: Nevills eating lunch
4 16
Movies Stills
  • Photograph number 1-8: Movie stills of an overturned boat and rapids
4 17
San Juan River
  • Photograph number 1: Norman Nevills in boat
  • Photograph number 2: Camp
  • Photograph number 3: Citadel Butte
  • Photograph number 4: River Junction, San Juan on right. Colorado River on left.
  • Photograph number 5: Outlaw Caave
  • Photograph number 6: Forbidden Canyon
  • Photograph number 7: Zahn's Camp
  • Photograph number 8-11: Trying to free a boat
  • Photograph number 12-13: Government Rapids
  • Photograph number 14: Unidentified rapids
1944
4 18
San Juan River
  • Photograph number 1-2: Unidentified
  • Photograph number 3-4: Outlaw Cave
  • Photograph number 5: Colorado River
  • Photograph number 6: Unidentified
  • Photograph number 7: Randall Henderson
  • Photograph number 8-9: Unidentified
  • Photograph number 10: On the San Juan River
  • Photograph number 11: Unidentified taking a picture
  • Photograph number 12: Names engraved on a rock for the 1945 expedition
  • Photograph number 13: Log book from 1945 expedition
  • Photograph number 14: Camp
  • Photograph number 15-21: The boats and the party
1945
4 19
Colorado River
  • Photograph number 1: The group: Ed Hudson, Wayne McConkie, Monadel Marston, Joel Marston, Dpck Marston, Norman Nevills, Maragaret Marston, Joan?
1945
5 1
San Juan River
  • Photograph number 1: May 1, 1946 River Party except Ross and Fred
  • Photograph number 2: May 4, 1946 River Party
  • Photograph number 3-4: 1946 River Party: ?, Doris Nevills, Bill Schukraft, LaRue Senior, Ray Senior, Mrs. Bauerline, Ted Bauerline, Barry Goldwater, ?, ?, Jimmy Hess, Kent Frost, Norman D. Nevills, Orville Cassidy, Pres Walker, Isabel Messina
1946
5 2
Snake and Salmon Rivers
  • Photograph number 1: Looking at rapids
  • Photograph number 2: The group
  • Photograph number 3: Surveying
  • Photograph number 4: Rapids
  • Photograph number 5: Nevills and Unidentified
  • Photograph number 6: Overlooking the river from high in the mountains
  • Photograph number 7: The group on a boulder by the river
  • Photograph number 8: The group
  • Photograph number 9-11: Rapids
  • Photograph number 12: On the river
  • Photograph number 13: Norman D. Nevills, Kent Frost, Preston Walker
  • Photograph number 14-16: Camp at night
1946
5 3
Snake and Salmon Rivers
  • Photograph number 1-4: Unidentified rapids
  • Photograph number 5-8: Calmer part of the river
  • Photograph number 9: Kent Frost, daughter, Norm Nevills
  • Photograph number 10-12: Rapids
  • Photograph number 13-15: The group on and off the river
1946
5 4
Snake and Salmon Rivers
  • Photograph number 1-3: On the river
  • Photograph number 4: Bridge across the river
  • Photograph number 5: "Christmas Challenger-River of No Return"
  • Photograph number 6-8: On the river
1946
5 5
Snake and Salmon Rivers
  • Photograph number 1-10: Rapids (probably Ruby rapids on the Salmon River)
1946
5 6
Snake and Salmon Rivers
  • Photograph number 1-2: Rapids
  • Photograph number 3-6: Calm Waters
  • Photograph number 7-9: Scenery in Idaho
  • Photograph number 10: "The Nevills Expedition maneuvering their boats to get in position to run the Lakeview rapids which is near Riggins. Otis Marston as at oars n the boat in the foreground, with him are his wife and Howard O. Wilty
1946
5 7
Snake and Salmon Rivers
  • Photograph number 1: Nevills and unidentified looking at log book
  • Photograph number 2: Norman Nevills, Preston Walker, Kent Frost, Otis Marston
  • Photograph number 3: photographing the rapids: ?, Norman Nevills, Pres Walker, Otis Marston
  • Photograph number 4-5: Nevills taking a look at rapids
  • Photograph number 6: group pictures at takeoff: "JOAN": Dock Marston (boat man), Margaret Marston, Joe Desloge; "WEN": Norman D. Nevills, ?, ?; "MYSTERY CANYON": Pres Walker (boat man), Loel Marston, Maradel Marston, Pat Reilly; "MEXICAN HAT II": Kent Frost (boat man), Shirley Marston, ?
  • Photograph number 7: Margaret, ?, Loel and Maradel Marston
  • Photograph number 8: Maradel Martson, Kent Frost, ?, ?, Pres Walker, Joel Marston, Neil C. And Bruce Wilson, Margaret Marston, Norman Nevills, ?, Howard Welty
  • Photograph number 9: Nevills Expedition: Preston Walker, boatman, managing editor of the "Grand Junction Sentinel" (Colorado); Loel and Maradel Marston, 21 year old twin daughters of Mr. and Mrs. Otis Marston; Neil Wilson, short story writer and correspondent for the Saturday Evening Post; Norman Nevills, celebrated river-rat of the Colorado, Green and San Juan Rivers; Bruce Wilson, son of Post Writer who celebrated his 15th Birthday on the Colorado and his 17 salmon; Kent Frost, boatman; Otis Marston, (standing on boat) San Francisco broker, also boatman for the expedition; Pauline Saylor; Mrs. Marston; June Chamberlain, nurse; Howard O. Welty, traveler and lecturer, Oakland California, photographer for the expedition. On the Salmon, near Riggins, Idaho. July 25, 1946.
  • Photograph number 10: The party sitting down to a meal
  • Photograph number 11: Unidentified people with Nevills
1946
5 8
Snake and Salmon Rivers
  • Photograph number 1: Nevills on a boat
  • Photograph number 2: Marston twins and Preston Walker
  • Photograph number 3: Norman D. Nevills, Kent Frost, Otis Marston, Preston Walker
  • Photograph number 4: Norman D. Nevills, Kent Frost
  • Photograph number 5: Neil C. Wilson, Norman Nevills
  • Photograph number 6: Nevills talking to two unidentified girls
  • Photograph number 7: Norman Nevills, Don Smith
  • Photograph number 8: Don Smith, Kent Frost, Pat Reilly, Norman Nevills
  • Photograph number 9: Neil C. Wilson, Otis Marston, Margaret Marston
  • Photograph number 10: Nevills next to two signs entitled "One Way Club"
  • Photograph number 11: Otis Marston, Maradel and Loel Marston
1946
5 9
San Juan River
  • Photograph number 1: Color Transparency
  • Photograph number 2-5: Members of the party on the Expedition
1947
5 10
Green and Colorado Rivers
  • Photograph number 1-2: Al Millotte
  • Photograph number 3: Randall Henderson. Norman Nevills, Weldon Heald, Alma Millotte, Al Millote, Frank Wight, Nancy Stuater, Rob Johnson, Pauline Saylor, Kent Frost, Doc Marston, ?
  • Photograph number 4: The party at the boats
  • Photograph number 5: Heading down the river
  • Photograph number 6: Lunch time
  • Photograph number 7: Take Off at Phantom
  • Photograph number 8: Rapids
  • Photograph number 9: The River
  • Photograph number 10: Norman D. Nevills shaving, Doc Marston in background
  • Photograph number 11-12: Camp at night
1947
5 11
Green River and Grand Canyon
  • Photograph number 1: Doc Marston, Howard "Cowboy" Welty, Loel Marston, Shirley Marston, Maradel Masrton, Garth Marston, Al Millotte, Norman D. Nevills, Joan Nevills, Kent Frost.
  • Photograph number 2: Plaque:"Marking the spot from which Major John Wesley Powell and Party departed May 24, 1869. To make first exploration of Green and Colorado Rivers, arriving mouth of Grand Canyon August 29, 1869. Plaque placed by the Historical Landmark Commission of Wyoming 1949.
  • Photograph number 3-4: Norman Nevills and Joseph Desloge-Ashley Falls
  • Photograph number 5-6: Joan and Norman D. Nevills.
1947
5 12
Green River and Grand Canyon
  • Photograph number 1: Lava Falls, Grand Canyon, Gaylord Starley, Mexican Hat, Utah
  • Photograph number 2: Doc Marston unrolling toilet paper, Ana Desloge, Joe Desloge and Arthur Compton in background
  • Photograph number 3: Anna and Zoe Desloge dealing out supplies
  • Photograph number 4: Nevills giving a drink to Anna Desloge
  • Photograph number 5: Garth Marston and Al Millotte
  • Photograph number 6: Marie Salfrank, Zoe Desloge
  • Photograph number 7: ?, Joe Desloge, Anne Desloge, Kent Frost, Garth Marston, Zoe Desloge, Joe Jr., Maire Salfrank
  • Photograph number 8: Al Millotte, Garth Marston, Kent Fronst, Joe Jr. Anne Desloge, Marie Salfrank, Doc Marston, Norm Nevills, Zoe and Joe Desloge.
  • Photograph number 9: Joe Jr. Desloge and Garth Marston
  • Photograph number 10: Garth Marston and Norman Nevills with a Snake
  • Photograph number 11: Larger boats in a lake like area: Garth Marston, Frank Nesland, Doc Marston Barbara Jane Rigg.
  • Photograph number 12: Ceremony at J. W. Powell plaque
1947
5 13
Green River and Grand Canyon
  • Photograph number 1: Roy Johnson, Garth and Shirley Marston
  • Photograph number 2-3: Garth and Shirley Marston
  • Photograph number 4: Randall Henderson sporting a hat that everyone from the 1947 expedition signed.
  • Photograph number Visible signatures: Garth Marston, Norman Nevills, Kent Frost, Joseph Desloge
  • Photograph number 5: Marie Salfrank, (later to become Mrs. Desloge) Joe Desloge Jr., Joseph Desloge.
  • Photograph number 6: Unidentified ona boat
  • Photograph number 7: The party
  • Photograph number 8: Joe Desloge Jr., Doc Marston, Margaret Marston
  • Photograph number 9: Al Millotte, Norm Nevill, Randall Henderson
  • Photograph number 10: Lake Mead
  • Photograph number 11: Zoe Desloge, Garth Marston, Anne Desloge
  • Photograph number 12: Marie Salfrank, Kent Frost, Joseph Desloge
  • Photograph number 13: Doc Marston, Al Millotte, Garth Marston, Marie Salfrank, Zoe and Joe Jr. Desloge, Randall Henderson.
1947
5 14
Grand Canyon
  • Photograph number 1-2: John B. Mull
  • Photograph number 3: Suzy Reilly
  • Photograph number 4: Take off at Phantom Ranch
  • Photograph number 5: Frank Wright and two unidentified
  • Photograph number 6: Grand Canyon
  • Photograph number 7-8: Going down the Grand Canyon
  • Photograph number 9: Rob and Suzy Reilly
  • Photograph number 10: Bob Anspach, Suzy Reillly and Pat Reilly
  • Photograph number 11: Grand Canyon
  • Photograph number 12: Bright Angel Beach
  • Photograph number 13: Grand Canyon from a plane
  • Photograph number 14: Grand Canyon
  • Photograph number 15: Randall Henderson and ?
  • Photograph number 16: Norman D. Nevills napping in a boat
1947
5 15
San Juan River
  • Photograph number 1: Cars and boats
  • Photograph number 2 Lee's Ferry
  • Photograph number 3-7: Scenes of the Grand Canyon
  • Photograph number 8: Norman D. Nevills
  • Photograph number 9: Cliff wall in the Grand Canyon
  • Photograph number 10: Norman Nevills and an unidentified arch
  • Photograph number 11: The Grand Canyon
  • Photograph number 12: ?, Norman D. Nevills, Lucille Hiser
  • Photograph number 13: Bob Anspach, Pres Walker, Rob Johnson
  • Photograph number 14: ?, ?, Back ground: Norman Nevills, Lucille Hiser
  • Photograph number 15: Orville Cassidy, Norman D. Nevills, Rob Johnson, Pres Walker
  • Photograph number 16: At the water's edge
  • Photograph number 17: Unidentified in a cave
  • Photograph number 18-19: The San Juan River
  • Photograph number 20: Lee's Ferry
  • Photograph number 21-22: the River
  • Photograph number 23: The group at the water's edge
  • Photograph number 24: The river
  • Photograph number 25: Nap time
  • Photograph number 26: Unidentified man sitting on the edge of a boat with his feet in the water
  • Photograph number 27: Unidentified man in an old building
  • Photograph number 28: The group at the water's edge
1948
5 16
San Juan River
  • Photograph number 1: Two men doing headstands on the bow of the boat, Frank, Norman Nevills
  • Photograph number 2-3: The whole group at the water's edge
  • Photograph number 4: Grand Gulch, San Juan River
  • Photograph number 5: Aztec Canyon, Forbidden Canyon, Glen Canyon
  • Photograph number 6: Pat Reilly and passenger, Government Rapid,
  • Photograph number 7: Rapids in the San Juan River
  • Photograph number 8: Outlaw Cave, Glen Canyon
  • Photograph number 9: Group picture (some people identified on back of photo)
  • Photograph number 10: Group with Norman Nevills on the San Juan.
  • Photograph number 11: Glen Canyon-just above Oak Creek by Elephant Butte
  • Photograph number 12: Frank doing a headstand on the boat's bow, Nevills next to him
1948
5 17
Grand Canyon
  • Photograph number 1: Don and Pat Smith, Norman Nevills, Frank Wright, Garth Marston and Lee's Ferry.
  • Photograph number 2: Unidentified boating down rapids
  • Photograph number 3: Frank Masland, Lucille Hiser, Marty Fulmer, Frank Wright, Garth and Shirley Marston, Nancy and Frank Straton
  • Photograph number 4: Nancy Straton, Norman Nevills (pulling his shorts back on) John Doerr
  • Photograph number 5: Wayny Hiser and "Cowboy" Welty eating ice cream.
  • Photograph number 6: Nancy Straton, John Doerr, Norman Nevills,?
  • Photograph number 7-8: The group
  • Photograph number 9: Water fight between the boats
  • Photograph number 10: Frank Straton, Nancy Straton and Norman Nevills eating ice cream.
1948
5 18
San Juan River
  • Photograph number 1-2: Grand Canyon
  • Photograph number 3-4: Unidentified Arch
  • Photograph number 5: Unidentified in the group
  • Photograph number 6-8: The group at camp
  • Photograph number 9: Unidentified arch
  • Photograph number 10-11: Group at camp
  • Photograph number 12-14: Rapids
  • Photograph number 15-16: San Juan River
  • Photograph number 17: Wayne Hiser
  • Photograph number 18: Norman D. Nevills and unidentified with a motion camera
  • Photograph number 19: Otis Marston
  • Photograph number 20: ?, Preston Walker and Norman D. Nevills, three boatman
5 19
San Juan River, Glen Canyon
  • Photograph number 1: Joe Douglas and Norman Nevills with the boats behind a car
  • Photograph number 2-3: Unidentified rowing a boat
  • Photograph number 4: Repairing a boat
  • Photograph number 5-7: On the River
  • Photograph number 8: Repairing a boat
  • Photograph number 9: Pulling the boat in
  • Photograph number 10: A wash of dead logs
  • Photograph number 11: The River
  • Photograph number 12-16: The river
  • Photograph number 17: Carrying Cameras up a rock
  • Photograph number 18: Nevills
5 20
Grand Canyon
  • Photograph number 1: Kent Frost rowing a boat through rapids
  • Photograph number 2: Hae Dae on Lake Mead
  • Photograph number 3: "Norman Nevills-near upset"
  • Photograph number 4: Unidentified sitting on a beached boats
  • Photograph number 5: Getting the boats in the water
  • Photograph number 6: Norman Nevills-Kinney Gulch
  • Photograph number 7: Doc Marston
  • Photograph number 8: Unidentified with the boats (one holding a camera)
  • Photograph number 9: Sand Point-Lake Mead
  • Photograph number 10: Rowing through rapids
5 21
Grand Canyon
  • Photograph number 1-9: Various areas of the Canyon and the river
  • Photograph number 10-11: Building something (?)
  • Photograph number 12-14: On the River
  • Photograph number 15: The boats on a trailer
  • Photograph number 16-21: The boats on the river
5 22
Grand Canyon
  • Photograph number 1-8: The canyon and rapids
  • Photograph number 9: Two unidentified sitting by ruined dwellings
  • Photograph number 10-17: Rapids
5 23
Unidentified Expeditions
  • Photograph number 1: Fishing
  • Photograph number 2: Nevills and unidentified by the campfire
  • Photograph number 3: Nevills playing in the rocks
  • Photograph number 4: Norm Nevills in the water with a camera
  • Photograph number 5: Lunch time
  • Photograph number 6: A car pulling one of the boats
  • Photograph number 7: Ed Olson
  • Photograph number 8-12: Nevills and others at camp
  • Photograph number 13-14: Rapids
  • Photograph number 15: Boats at boat house
  • Photograph number 16: Rapids
  • Photograph number 17: Norman Nevills
  • Photograph number 18: Norman Nevills, Pres Walker, Kent Frost, Orville Cassidy
  • Photograph number 19: Nevills
  • Photograph number 20: Nevills and some boatmen
  • Photograph number 21: Rapids
5 24
Unidentified
  • Photograph number 1: Snake of Salmon River
  • Photograph number 2: Lorin Bell
  • Photograph number 3: Nevills
  • Photograph number 4:
  • Photograph number 5: Unidentified and the boats
  • Photograph number 6-7: Rapids
  • Photograph number 8-10: Unidentified
  • Photograph number 11: Nevills on an unidentified expedition
  • Photograph number 12: Cataract Canyon ?
  • Photograph number 13-32: 35 mm negatives of unidentified expeditions

River Subjects and MiscellanyReturn to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Box Folder
6 1
Rainbow Bridge Register
  • Photograph number 1-16: Photographs of the Register for Rainbow Bridge, showing all of the Nevills entries.
6 2
Rainbow Bridge Register
  • Photograph number 1-15: Photographs of the Register for Rainbow Bridge, showing all of the Nevills entries.
6 3
Nevills Boats
  • Photograph number 1: One of the first San Juan Boats in front of more Nevills trading port
  • Photograph number 2: "WEN" in the Grand Canyon National Park Museum
  • Photograph number 3: Nevills first boat, used on his honeymoon trip, 1934, San Juan River (Copper Canyon)
6 4
French Kayak Party Expedition, Green River
  • Photograph number 1: Dr. Seynes, Genevieve DeColmont, DeColmont
  • Photograph number 2-12: The Kayaks and members of the party on the water
1938
6 5
Moulton Fulmer Photographs
  • Photograph number 1-12: The bulk of these photos were taken in 1943, and are of Fulmer in his tiny boat, the "Tub" (66"x30"), and also in a larger boat, the "Moja," running an unidentified river, possibly in Indiana.
6 6
Navajo Indians
  • Photograph number 1-12: Various snapshots of Indians, their dwellings, and goat herds.
6 7
Navajo Indians
  • Photograph number 1-10: Various snapshots of Indians, their dwellings, and goat herds.
6 8
Navajo Indians
  • Photograph number 1-11: Various snapshots of Indians, their dwellings, and goat herds. Includes a cyanotype of a woman weaving on a loom.
6 9
Indian Dwelling Ruins
  • Photograph number 1-8: Various snapshots of ruins at site such as Mesa Verde and Hovenweep, mostly in the 1920s.
6 10
Indian Dwelling Ruins
  • Photograph number 1-10: Various snapshots of ruins at site such as Mesa Verde and Hovenweep, mostly in the 1920s.
6 11
Indian Dwelling Ruins
  • Photograph number 1-22: Various snapshots of ruins at site such as Mesa Verde and Hovenweep, mostly in the 1920s.
6 12
Petroglyphs
  • Photograph number 1-22: Various snapshots of pictographs found by Nevills on his expeditions.
6 13
Miscellaneous Oblique Aerial Views
  • Photograph number 1-11: Possibly Idaho.
6 14
Miscellaneous Views
  • Photograph number 1-5: Unidentified Cabins and homes
  • Photograph number 6: Aerial View of a bridge
  • Photograph number 7-9: Unidentified snapshots with Arkansas stamped on the back
  • Photograph number 10: A Crane at a railway yard
  • Photograph number 11: A boat in the sunset
  • Photograph number 12: Unidentified covered wagon
  • Photograph number 13: Mt. Tamalpias, Mill Valley California
  • Photograph number 14: Inspecting the work on the face of George Washington, Mt. Rushmore
  • Photograph number 15: Columbia Glacier, near Valdez
  • Photograph number 16: Makeshift tent
  • Photograph number 17: Unidentified
  • Photograph number 18: Boat on the Snake or Salmon River: a copy print of an historical photo of a river ferry
6 15
Miscellaneous Views
  • Photograph number 1: Bears
  • Photograph number 2: Unidentified
  • Photograph number 3: Fort Yukon
  • Photograph number 4: Model Train (dimensions of original written on back of photo)
  • Photograph number 5: Burrows
  • Photograph number 6: Unidentified
  • Photograph number 7-9: Duck blinds and boat landing
  • Photograph number 10: Idaho Country
  • Photograph number 11: Mt. Lassen in eruption, Susanville, California

Phillip W. Tompkins PhotographsReturn to Top

  • Photograph number Beautifully toned photographs of Southwestern scenery by this San Francisco photographer. Views include the Goosenecks of the San Juan
  • Photograph number River, petroglyphs, Indian ruins and dwellings, the Grand Canyon, Arches National Park, Monument Valley, cactus, etc. See index for specific subjects. The prints are in the order of the numbers supplied by the photographer, although the series is not complete.

Container(s) Description
Box Folder
7 1
Petroglyph, rock formations and miscellaneous
  • Photograph number 1: Petroglyph
  • Photograph number 2: Unidentified mountain
  • Photograph number 3: Petroglyphs
  • Photograph number 4: Mesa Verde-Square Tower Ruin ?
  • Photograph number 5: Unidentified at cabin
  • Photograph number 6-8: Rock formations in the southwest
  • Photograph number 9-11: Gooseneck bend on the San Juan River
  • Photograph number 12: Unidentified arch
7 2
Rock formations
  • Photograph number 1-9: Unidentified Rock Formations in the southwest
  • Photograph number 10: Spires, grotesque formations
7 3
Grand Canyon, Natural Bridges
  • Photograph number 1-4: Grand Canyon
  • Photograph number 5: Natural Bridges National Monument
  • Photograph number 6-10: Unidentified landscapes
7 4
Unidentified landscapes and rock formations, one picture of a child weaving in front of a dwelling
  • Photograph number 1-10
7 5
Rock formations, petroglyphs
  • Photograph number 1: Unidentified rock formation
  • Photograph number 2: Cliff dwelling ruins
  • Photograph number 3: Unidentified River
  • Photograph number 4: Petroglyphs: flute players
  • Photograph number 5-6: Cliff dwelling ruins
  • Photograph number 7: Mouth of an unidentified cave
  • Photograph number 8: Flute players petroglyphs
  • Photograph number 9: Unidentified natural arch
  • Photograph number 10: Prehistoric petroglyphs in Glen Canyon
  • Photograph number 11: Unidentified landscape
7 6
Rock formations, petroglyphs, landscapes
  • Photograph number 1: Antelope Petroglyphs
  • Photograph number 2: Unidentified church
  • Photograph number 3: San Xavier del Bac
  • Photograph number 4: Navajo Cornfield on site of old cliffdweller field in Tsaybegay Valley
  • Photograph number 5-6: Unidentified rock formations
  • Photograph number 7-8: Unidentified landscapes
  • Photograph number 9-10: Monument Valley
  • Photograph number 11: Unidentified arch
7 7
Sheltered dwelling ruin, Casa Grande, Arizona and landscapes
  • Photograph number 1: Sheltered dwelling ruin, Casa Grande, Arizona
  • Photograph number 2-10: Unidentified landscapes
7 8
Landscapes
  • Photograph number 1: Unidentified landscape
  • Photograph number 2: Cacti
  • Photograph number 3: Mesa Verde cliff dwelling
  • Photograph number 4: Unidentified landscape
  • Photograph number 5-7: Unidentified dwelling ruins (possibly Mesa Verde)
  • Photograph number 8-10: Unidentified landscapes
7 9
Canyons and landscapes
  • Photograph number 1: Forbidden Canyon
  • Photograph number 2: Unidentified canyon
  • Photograph number 3: Glen Canyon, mouth of Forbidden Canyon
  • Photograph number 4-5: Rainbow Bridge
  • Photograph number 6-7: Unidentified landscapes
7 10
Natural Bridges National Monument
  • Photograph number 1
7 11
Rivers, canyons, and landscapes
  • Photograph number 1: Unidentified river
  • Photograph number 2: Unidentified landscape
  • Photograph number 3: Colorado River
  • Photograph number 4: Glen Canyon
  • Photograph number 5: Colorado River above Moab-Fisher Towers of La Sal Mountains in distance
  • Photograph number 6: Fisher Towers
  • Photograph number 7: Glen Canyon
  • Photograph number 8-10: Unidentified landscapes
7 12
Rivers, rock formations, and landscapes
  • Photograph number 1: San Juan River
  • Photograph number 2: "Opposite Mexican Hat"
  • Photograph number 3: Balance Rock
  • Photograph number 4-8: Unidentified rock formations
  • Photograph number 9: Monument Valley
  • Photograph number 10-11: Unidentified landscapes
7 13
Landscapes and rock formations
  • Photograph number 1-3: Unidentified dwelling ruins
  • Photograph number 4: Unidentified landscape
  • Photograph number 5: Two unidentified children
  • Photograph number 6: Unidentified rock formation
  • Photograph number 7: Monument Valley
  • Photograph number 8: Unidentified rock formation
  • Photograph number 9: Monument Valley
  • Photograph number 10: Totem Pulp, Monument Valley
7 14
Rock formations, Monument Valley
  • Photograph number 1: Unidentified rock formation
  • Photograph number 2: Setting Hen-Monument Valley
  • Photograph number 3: Monument Valley
  • Photograph number 4:
7 15
Hovenweep and rock formations
  • Photograph number 1-4: Hovenweep
  • Photograph number 5-11: Unidentified rock formations
7 16
Rock formations, Fisher Towers, and Cathedral Spires
  • Photograph number 1: Unidentified rock formation
  • Photograph number 2-3: The Sentinel in a lateral canyon of the Colorado
  • Photograph number 4-6: Unidentified rock formations
  • Photograph number 7: The Fisher Towers
  • Photograph number 8: Unidentified rock formation
  • Photograph number 9: The Fisher Towers
  • Photograph number 10-12: Unidentified rock formation
  • Photograph number 13-14: The Cathedral Spires (Nevills in No.14)
7 17
Unidentified Cacti
  • Photograph number 1-10
7 18
Unidentified Cacti and landscapes
  • Photograph number 1-11
7 19
Canyons, arches and rock formations
  • Photograph number 1: Unidentified Arch
  • Photograph number 2-4: Orange Cliff Canyon
  • Photograph number 5-10: Unidentified rock formations
7 20
Canyons, rock formations, spires
  • Photograph number 1: Unidentified rock formations
  • Photograph number 2: Spires
  • Photograph number 3: Unidentified rock formations
  • Photograph number 4: Bend in Orange Cliff Canyon
  • Photograph number 5: From Dead Horse Point
7 21
Pteroglyphs
  • Photograph number 1: Ashley Creek, Utah
  • Photograph number 2: Island Park, Utah
  • Photograph number 3: Ashley Creek, Utah
  • Photograph number 4: McKee Spring, Island Park, Utah
  • Photograph number 5: Unidentified
  • Photograph number 6: Kent Frost
7 22
Rock formations and landscape arch
  • Photograph number 1: Unidentified rock formation
  • Photograph number 2-3: Landscape Arch
7 23
Cacti, rock formations and Hovenweep
  • Photograph number 1: Unidentified cacti
  • Photograph number 2-3: Unidentified rock formations
  • Photograph number 4: Hovenweep

Southwestern ViewsReturn to Top

Container(s) Description
Box Folder
8 1
Fisher Towers
  • Photograph number These prints possibly by Phillip W. Tompkins.
  • Photograph number 1: Cathedral Spires
  • Photograph number 2: Fisher Towers, Norman Nevills in foreground
  • Photograph number 3: Nevills in a car
  • Photograph number 4-10: Cathedral Spires
8 2
Mexican Hat, Utah
  • Photograph number 1: Norm and Doris Nevills, 1934
  • Photograph number 2-7: Unidentified rock formations around Mexican Hat, Utah
8 3
Mexican Hat, Utah
  • Photograph number 1-15: Various shots of the Mexican Hat rock formation
8 4
The Goosenecks
  • Photograph number 1-7: The Goosenecks of the San Juan River
8 5
Postcards
  • Photograph number 1: Canyon in Southern Utah
  • Photograph number 2: Unidentified rock formations
  • Photograph number 3: Landscape Arch
  • Photograph number 4: Joshua Trees
  • Photograph number 5: Unidentified River
  • Photograph number 6: "View from between the rivers
  • Photograph number 7: Devil Rock, Arches National Monument, Moab, Utah
  • Photograph number 8: Fisher Towers
  • Photograph number 9: Blue Mountains
8 6
P.T. Reilly Photographs
  • Southwestern views by this Hollywood photographer.
  • Photograph number 1-6: Unidentified landscapes in Southern Utah
8 7
Monument Valley, rivers, and landscapes
  • Photograph number 1: Mexican Hat, San Juan River
  • Photograph number 2: Monument Valley, Main Highway UT 47
  • Photograph number 3: The River
  • Photograph number 4: Canyon de Cheely, Navajo Country
  • Photograph number 5: Navajo Twins, Bluff, Utah
  • Photograph number 6: The Raplea Anticline
  • Photograph number 7: Monument Valley
  • Photograph number 8: Unidentified landscape
  • Photograph number 9: Under an unidentified arch
  • Photograph number 10: Gregory Bridge
  • Photograph number 11: Unidentified landscape
  • Photograph number 12-13: Monument Valley
  • Photograph number 14: Overview of the area
  • Photograph number 15: Colorado River
  • Photograph number 16-17: Unidentified rock formations
8 8
Mexican Hat, Colorado River, Natural Bridges, rock formations, and miscellaneous
  • Photograph number 1: Winter Scene at Mexican Hat
  • Photograph number 2: Grand Falls, Little Colorado River
  • Photograph number 3-15: Unidentified rock formations
  • Photograph number 16: Zahn's Camp, San Juan River
  • Photograph number 17-23: Unidentified rock formations
  • Photograph number 24: The Narrow entrance to the Canyon in which Rainbow Natural Bridge in located.
  • Photograph number 25-29: Unidentified rock formations and river scenes
  • Photograph number 30: Lime Crick in Garden of the Gods, 1926
  • Photograph number 31: Sleeping Ute
  • Photograph number 32: Church Rock
  • Photograph number 33-34: Navajo Twins
  • Photograph number 35: Unidentified rock formation
8 9
Monument Valley, Mexican Hat, landscapes, arches and aerial views
  • Photograph number 1: Unidentified landscape
  • Photograph number 2: Teapot and Tea Kettle, Coffin Rock, Monument Valley
  • Photograph number 3: Totem Pole, Monument Valley
  • Photograph number 4: Mexican Hat
  • Photograph number 5: Labyrinth Canyon, Joe Desloge
  • Photograph number 6: Monument Valley ?
  • Photograph number 7: Unidentified arch
  • Photograph number 8: Delicate Arch
  • Photograph number 9-10: Aerial Views of the area
8 10
Monument Valley, Bluff, Utah and individuals
  • Photograph number 1: Raphlee Anticline
  • Photograph number 2: Agathala
  • Photograph number 3: Monument Valley?
  • Photograph number 4: Typical steps Alery Canyons giving access to rim cloud
  • Photograph number 5: Bluff, Utah
  • Photograph number 6-9: Monument Valley ?
8 11
Rivers, canyons, Utah and Arizona
  • Photograph number 1: Roaden, West slope of Comb Ridge, Utah
  • Photograph number 2: River hole near head of Copper Canyon, Utah
  • Photograph number 3: Edwin Bridge, looking north
  • Photograph number 4: Goodridge, Utah
  • Photograph number 5: Baker camp, Copper Canyon, Utah
  • Photograph number 6: Elephant Rocks, Arizona
  • Photograph number 7: Garden of the Gods
  • Photograph number 8: San Juan air field, Bluff, Utah
  • Photograph number 9: "The Gateway" to Monument Valley
  • Photograph number 10: Comb Wash
  • Photograph number 11-15: Unidentified rock formations and landscapes (some dam)
8 12
Utah landscapes, Monument Valley and canyons
  • Photograph number 1: West of Bluff, Utah
  • Photograph number 2: Alhambre
  • Photograph number 3: Moab Canyon
  • Photograph number 4: Unidentified rock formations
  • Photograph number 5-10: Bryce Canyon
  • Photograph number 11: Erosion, Butler Canyon
  • Photograph number 12: Chimney Rock, Monument Valley
  • Photograph number 13: Butler Hill from rim looking towards reef
  • Photograph number 14: Navajo Hill
  • Photograph number 15: Cow Canyon, Utah
8 13
Various landscapes, rivers, waterfalls and rock formations
  • Photograph number 1: Pick and unknown rock
  • Photograph number 2: "Brigham Young's Staff", Garden of the Gods
  • Photograph number 3: Sunset on the San Juan
  • Photograph number 4: Road
  • Photograph number 5: Granite Dells, Prescott, Arizona
  • Photograph number 6: Sign: "Bear's Ears"
  • Photograph number 7: San Juan River ?
  • Photograph number 8: Road
  • Photograph number 9: Edwin Bridge
  • Photograph number 10: Unidentified
  • Photograph number 11: San Juan at Goodridge
  • Photograph number 12: Road Signs
  • Photograph number 13: Bridge at Goodridge
  • Photograph number 14: Gooseneck bend
  • Photograph number 15-16: Edwin Bridge
  • Photograph number 17-18: Road
  • Photograph number 19: Grand Falls-Little Colorado River
  • Photograph number 20: Wash
  • Photograph number 21: Gooseneck bend
  • Photograph number 22: "San Juan on Rampage"
  • Photograph number 23: Gyp Bucking River
  • Photograph number 24: Unidentified bridge
  • Photograph number 25: Sand Hill Falls
  • Photograph number 26: Sand Draw in flood
  • Photograph number 27: Unidentified rock formation
  • Photograph number 28: Road
8 14
Utah landscapes, canyons and Roosevelt Dam
  • Photograph number 1: Goodridge-Mexican Hat, Utah
  • Photograph number 2: Monument Valley
  • Photograph number 3: Fisher Towers ?
  • Photograph number 4: Looking west over Colorado
  • Photograph number 5: Boundary Butte, Navajo Reservation
  • Photograph number 6: Plugged and abandoned wells, Slick Horn Gulch
  • Photograph number 7: Snow Covered Canyon (Grand ?)
  • Photograph number 8: Back of Roosevelt Dam
  • Photograph number 9: Roosevelt Dam
  • Photograph number 10: Roosevelt Lake from Roosevelt Dam
  • Photograph number 11: Roosevelt Dam
8 15
Chimney Rock, Monument Valley and miscellaneous
  • Photograph number 1: Unidentified
  • Photograph number 2: Arch
  • Photograph number 3: Cloud Rim
  • Photograph number 4: Unidentified
  • Photograph number 5: Chimney Rock, Monument Valley
  • Photograph number 6: Chimney Rock and others Monument Valley ?
  • Photograph number 7: Unidentified wash
  • Photograph number 8-9: Unidentified Cacti
  • Photograph number 10: Rocks
  • Photograph number 11: Edwin Bridge ?
  • Photograph number 12: Unidentified bridge
  • Photograph number 13: Alhambre
  • Photograph number 14: Unidentified
8 16
Chimney Rock, Monument Valley, and Grand Canyon
  • Photograph number 1-4: Monument Valley ?
  • Photograph number 5: Chimney Rock, Monument Valley
  • Photograph number 6-7: Monument Valley ?
  • Photograph number 8: Unidentified Bridge
  • Photograph number 9-10: Monument Valley ?
  • Photograph number 11: Grand Canyon ?
8 17
River, bridges, landscapes
  • Photograph number 1-2: Unidentified River
  • Photograph number 3-7: Unidentified Bridge (Possibly Rainbow Bridge)
  • Photograph number 8: Landscape
  • Photograph number 9-13: Monument Valley
  • Photograph number 14-16: Unidentified Landscapes
8 18
Rock formations, landscapes and buildings
  • Photograph number 1: Unidentified rock formation
  • Photograph number 2: Totem Pole, Monument Valley
  • Photograph number 3: Unidentified rock formation
  • Photograph number 4: Gyp Bucking San Juan River, Goodridge
  • Photograph number 5: Bridge at Goodridge
  • Photograph number 6-7: Car
  • Photograph number 8: Monument Valley, Totem Pole to far right
  • Photograph number 9: Monument Valley
  • Photograph number 10: The Pinnacle, Garden of the Gods
  • Photograph number 11: Setting Hen, Garden of the Gods, Utah
  • Photograph number 12: Store and Port office in Bluff, Utah
  • Photograph number 13: Granite Dells country sic miles north of Prescott, Arizona.
  • Photograph number 14-15: Monument Valley ?
8 19
Landscapes, various locations
  • Photograph number 1: Blue Mountains ?
  • Photograph number 2: Unidentified
  • Photograph number 3: Looking downstream fro point just above the Narrows
  • Photograph number 4: El Capitan
  • Photograph number 5: Rainbow Bridge
  • Photograph number 6: (writing on back, but illegible)
  • Photograph number 7: Sand hill
  • Photograph number 8: Pointing Northeast taken from edge of climb wash 2 miles below Tse-na-kahn
  • Photograph number 9: This is a short distance below the San Juan River.
  • Photograph number 10: Gooseneck bend
  • Photograph number 11: Canyon, Mesa Verde, Colorado
8 20
Various locations and landscapes
  • Photograph number 1: Balancing Rock
  • Photograph number 2: Landscape
  • Photograph number 3: Edwin Bridge
  • Photograph number 4: Grand Canyon ?
  • Photograph number 5: Boom Range near Thompson, Utah
  • Photograph number 6: Castle Gate, Price, Utah
  • Photograph number 7: Unidentified
  • Photograph number 8: From an airplane
  • Photograph number 9: Unidentified
  • Photograph number 10-11: Monument Valley
  • Photograph number 12: Snowed over San Juan River, Goodridge
  • Photograph number 13: Totem Pole
  • Photograph number 14: Unidentified
  • Photograph number 15: Agathala ?
  • Photograph number 16: Unidentified
  • Photograph number 17: Golden Gate, the only place you can enter heaven-Highway 47-north of Mexican Hat
  • Photograph number 18: San Juan River ?
  • Photograph number 19: Colorado Bridge
8 21
Various locations and landscapes
  • Photograph number 1-2: Bluff City, Utah
  • Photograph number 3: Unidentified
  • Photograph number 4-5: Crossing of the Fathers Kane Creek, Glen Canyon
  • Photograph number 6-11: Monument Valley
  • Photograph number 12: Unidentified
  • Photograph number 13-16: Unidentified sections of the canyon
  • Photograph number 17: Lodge near Roosevelt Dam
8 22
Aerial views of various locations and landscapes
  • Photograph number 1: Air view of Nokai Canyon
  • Photograph number 2: Air view of Big Oxborn in San Juan Canyon
  • Photograph number 3: View fro Forbidden and Bridge Canyons
  • Photograph number 4: Air view of Nokai Canyon
  • Photograph number 5: Air view down on one of the Eastern Canyon of the Isagie Drainage
  • Photograph number 6: View up Colorado River from point near mouth of Bridge Creek (Forbidden Canyon)
  • Photograph number 7: Totem Pole Region, Monument Valley
  • Photograph number 8: Navajo Twins
  • Photograph number 9: Gooseneck bend
  • Photograph number 10: (Identified on back, illegible)
8 23
Various locations and landscapes
  • Photograph number 1: Pulling the car out of the mud
  • Photograph number 2: Monument Valley ?
  • Photograph number 3: Pulling the car out of the mud
  • Photograph number 4: Monument Valley ?
  • Photograph number 5: Unidentified Arch
  • Photograph number 6: Unidentified
  • Photograph number 7: Mitten Butte
  • Photograph number 8-9: Unidentified
  • Photograph number 10: Flood stage, San Juan, Goodridge
  • Photograph number 11: Approaching Cloud Rim
  • Photograph number 12: San Juan at Goodridge
  • Photograph number 13: Animas River Drainage
  • Photograph number 14: Navajo Twins
  • Photograph number 15: Flooded San Juan
  • Photograph number 16: Hunt Trading Post, Mexican Hat, Utah
  • Photograph number 17: Unidentified
  • Photograph number 18: San Juan at Goodridge
  • Photograph number 19: Setting Hen, Garden of the Gods
  • Photograph number 20: Elk Mountain
  • Photograph number 21: From Blue Mountain, looking into Island Park
  • Photograph number 22: Edwin Bridge
  • Photograph number 23: Cave Falls
  • Photograph number 24: Unidentified
  • Photograph number 25-26: Monument Valley ?
  • Photograph number 27: Wetherals-Kayenta
  • Photograph number 28: East Bear's Ear, Elk Mt. Utah
  • Photograph number 29: Sand Hill Falls
8 24
Various locations and landscapes
  • Photograph number 1: Unidentified
  • Photograph number 2: Bluff
  • Photograph number 3: (written on back, illegible)
  • Photograph number 4: U.S.G.S. Guage at Mexican Hat, Utah
  • Photograph number 5: Unidentified
  • Photograph number 6-7: Monument Valley ?
  • Photograph number 8: Totem Pole
  • Photograph number 9: Monument Valley ?
  • Photograph number 10: Party on trail from Slick Horn Gulch
  • Photograph number 11: Bryce Canyon
  • Photograph number 12: Unidentified Arch
  • Photograph number 13-14: Bryce Canyon
  • Photograph number 15: Red Canyon approach to Bryce Canyon
  • Photograph number 16: Unidentified
  • Photograph number 17: Balance Rock, San Juan County, Utah
  • Photograph number 18: Woodruff
  • Photograph number 19: Balancing rock
  • Photograph number 20: Unidentified
8 25
Various locations and landscapes
  • Photograph number 1: Flooded wash
  • Photograph number 2: Monument Valley ?
  • Photograph number 3: Unidentified
  • Photograph number 4-6: Gooseneck bend
  • Photograph number 7: Unidentified river
  • Photograph number 8-13: Monument Valley ?
  • Photograph number 14: Elephant Rock Monument
8 26
Various locations and landscapes
  • Photograph number 1: Navajo Twins
  • Photograph number 2: 1st Bridge at Natural Bridges Park
  • Photograph number 3: Mexican Hat ?
  • Photograph number 4: San Juan Canyon ?
  • Photograph number 5-8: Gooseneck Bends
  • Photograph number 9: Rainbow Bridge
  • Photograph number 10: Unidentified
  • Photograph number 11: Spyglass Rock
  • Photograph number 12: The Gash of Snake River Canyon
  • Photograph number 13: from East ridge
  • Photograph number 14: Aerial of area, Unidentified arch in center
  • Photograph number 15: Deer Creek Falls
  • Photograph number 16: Major Powell, Colorado River Explorer (sign telling history)
  • Photograph number 17: Powell Crew names at Music Temple, Glen Canyon
  • Photograph number 18: Mexican Hat, Utah
8 27
Various locations, landscapes and individuals
  • Photograph number 1: Wife of Raymond Hoeppel (Unidentified area)
  • Photograph number 2-6: Unidentified (Monument Valley ?)
  • Photograph number 7: Wife of Raymond Hoeppel
  • Photograph number 8: Unidentified Cacti
  • Photograph number 9-12: Unidentified
  • Photograph number 13: Setting Hen, Monument Valley
  • Photograph number 14: Monument Valley ?
  • Photograph number 15: Unidentified
  • Photograph number 16: Unidentified Arch
  • Photograph number 17: Edwin Bridge ?
  • Photograph number 18: Unidentified Wash
8 28
Monument Valley, Totem Pole and unidentified
  • Photograph number 1-7: Unidentified rock formations (Monument Valley or Garden of the Gods)
  • Photograph number 8: Unidentified man at a water hole
  • Photograph number 9: Totem Pole, World's Highest rock spire
  • Photograph number 10: Monument Valley or Garden of the Gods
  • Photograph number 11: Unidentified
  • Photograph number 12-14: Monument Valley or Garden of the Gods
8 29
Monument Valley, various locations
  • Photograph number 1-3: Unidentified
  • Photograph number 4: Monument Valley
  • Photograph number 5-8: Unidentified
  • Photograph number 9: Tea Kettle
  • Photograph number 10: Unidentified
  • Photograph number 11: Major Steps
  • Photograph number 12-13: Unidentified
  • Photograph number 14: Flat Chimney
  • Photograph number 15-19: Unidentified
  • Photograph number 20: Tabernacle in a loop 5 miles down the San Juan River below Mexican Hat.
  • Photograph number 21: Setting Hen
  • Photograph number 22: Mexican Hat Bridge
8 30
Various landscapes and locations
  • Photograph number 1-2: San Juan at Goodridge
  • Photograph number 3-4: Gooseneck Bends
  • Photograph number 5-6: Unidentified
  • Photograph number 7: Clouds over Monument Valley
  • Photograph number 8: Tea Kettle ?
  • Photograph number 9-10: Monument Valley ?
  • Photograph number 11: Amphitheater
  • Photograph number 12: Unidentified
  • Photograph number 13: Amphitheater
  • Photograph number 14: Monument Valley
  • Photograph number 15: Clouded over Monument Valley
  • Photograph number 16: Oljeto (Moonlight Water) Arizona
8 31
Various landscapes and locations
  • Photograph number 1-2: Sand Hill Falls ?
  • Photograph number 3: Unidentified
  • Photograph number 4-5: Beaver
  • Photograph number 6: Tea Kettle
  • Photograph number 7-10: San Juan River-dry at Goodridge
  • Photograph number 11-14: Monument Valley ?
8 32
Various landscapes and locations
  • Photograph number 1: Gooseneck Bends
  • Photograph number 2-3: Tea Kettle ?
  • Photograph number 4-6: Monument Valley
  • Photograph number 7: Snow capped mountains unknown area
  • Photograph number 8-9: Monument Valley
  • Photograph number 10: Gooseneck Bend
  • Photograph number 11: Needles-Black Hills
8 33
Various landscapes and locations
  • Photograph number 1: Bridge over San Juan River
  • Photograph number 2: Unidentified Canyon
  • Photograph number 3-4: Unidentified Arch
  • Photograph number 5-7: Rainbow Bridge
  • Photograph number 8: San Juan River
  • Photograph number 9: Inscriptions on Rocks for expeditions
  • Photograph number 10: Unidentified arch
  • Photograph number 11: Setting Hen
  • Photograph number 12-14: Monument Valley
8 34
Various landscapes and locations, rock formations
  • Photograph number 1: ? Valley
  • Photograph number 2: Evening in the Canyon
  • Photograph number 3: Bernheimer Bridge
  • Photograph number 4-5: Unidentified rock formations
  • Photograph number 6-7: Rainbow Bridge
  • Photograph number 8-12: Unidentified rock formations
  • Photograph number 13: Tuba City sign
  • Photograph number 14-17: Monument Valley ?
8 35
Various landscapes and locations
  • Photograph number 1: "Mr. Rattler Dines"
  • Photograph number 2: Setting Hen
  • Photograph number 3: Amphitheater ?
  • Photograph number 4: San Juan River
  • Photograph number 5: Navajo Bridge
  • Photograph number 6: Boiler at Lee's Ferry
  • Photograph number 7: (illegible)
  • Photograph number 8: Bridge across Little Colorado and Cameront
  • Photograph number 9: Roosevelt Dam
  • Photograph number 10: Unidentified
8 36
Various landscapes and locations, individuals
  • Photograph number 1: Lygia Mayes, Doris Nevills, Thorn Mayes
  • Photograph number 2: Camping
  • Photograph number 3: Lygia Mayes
  • Photograph number 4: Lygia and Thorn Mayes
  • Photograph number 5: Thorn and Lygia Mayes
  • Photograph number 6: Lygia Mayes' Father, Doris and Norm Nevills, Lygia Mayes
  • Photograph number 7: Unidentified rock formation
  • Photograph number 8: Tea Kettle ?
  • Photograph number 9-10: Unidentified Rock formations
8 37
Various landscapes and locations, individuals
  • Photograph number 1: Tea Kettle
  • Photograph number 2: Unidentified beach
  • Photograph number 3-4: Monument Valley ?
  • Photograph number 5: Totem Pole
  • Photograph number 6: Unidentified
  • Photograph number 7-9: Totem Pole
  • Photograph number 10-11: Willy Cly Family
  • Photograph number 12: Lygia Mayes and Mrs. Hinds

Southwestern Views: AerialReturn to Top

  • Photograph number Photographs taken on a flight in Nevills' plane in the San Juan River area. The photographer was Thorn Mayes.

Container(s) Description
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"Cherry II"
  • Photograph number 1-3: Nevills, Doris, and Thorn Mayes standing by the "Cherry II" (undated)
9 2-9
Aerial Views

35mm TransparenciesReturn to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
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10 1
Expeditions
10 2
Lee's Ferry
22 June 1945
10 3-6
River Expeditions: Mexican Hat to Lee's Ferry
10 7
People
10 8-9
Navajo Indians
10 10-11
Indian Dwelling Ruins
10 12
Petroglyphs
11
Southwestern Views
  • Photograph number See index for specific sites (356 Items)
12
Southwestern Views
  • Photograph number See index for specific sites (165 Items)

Oversized MaterialsReturn to Top

Container(s) Description
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Portraits, landscapes and miscellaneous
  • Photograph number 1: Formal portrait, Norman D. Nevills
  • Photograph number 2: Informal portrait, Doris Nevills
  • Photograph number 3: Nevills and his parents in front of Mexican Hat Lodge, June 19, 1938, as Nevills was leaving for Colorado River expedition.
  • Photograph number 4: Nevills' mother at Rainbow Bridge, San Juan River expedition, September 1941.
  • Photograph number 5: Norman and Doris Nevills overlooking the Goosenecks, San Juan River.
  • Photograph number 6: Informal portrait of Del Reed on the Green River to Grand Canyon expedition, 1938.
  • Photograph number 7-12: Grand Canyon Expedition, 1941.
  • Photograph number 13: Conglomerate photo, Grand Canyon Expedition, 1942.
  • Photograph number 14: Unidentified river expedition.
  • Photograph number 15: Promotional, Nevills and the "Mexican Hat II."
  • Photograph number 16-17: Conglomerates of Nevills river expeditions and one photo of his airplane.
  • Photograph number 18: Cataract Canyon, 1938.
  • Photograph number 19-20: Monument Valley Views.
  • Photograph number 21: Mexican Hat.
  • Photograph number 22: Nevills at Fisher Towers, 1938. Phillip W. Tompkins, Photo.
  • Photograph number 23: Rock formations. Phillip W. Tompkins, Photo.
  • Photograph number 24: Gregory Bridge. Phillip W. Tompkins, Photo.
  • Photograph number 25-26: San Juan River area views from south end of Navajo Point. Phillip W. Tompkins, Photo.
  • Photograph number 27: Unidentified mountain view.

Names and SubjectsReturn to Top

Subject Terms

  • Indians of North America--Photographs
  • Rafting (Sports)--West (U.S.)--History--Photographs

Personal Names

  • Nevills, Norman D., 1908-1949--Photographs

Family Names

  • Neville family--Photographs

Geographical Names

  • Colorado River (Colo.-Mexico)--Photographs
  • Green River (Wyo.-Utah)--Photographs
  • Salmon River (Idaho)--Photographs
  • San Juan River (Colo.-Utah)--Photographs
  • Snake River (Wyo.-Wash.)--Photographs
  • Southwest, New--Photographs

Form or Genre Terms

  • Photographic prints
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