Angus Munn Woodbury photograph collection, 1892-1960  PDF

Overview of the Collection

Title
Angus Munn Woodbury photograph collection
Dates
1892-1960 (inclusive)
Quantity
1296 photographs
Collection Number
P0176
Summary
The Angus Munn Woodbury photograph collection contains images relating to Angus Woodbury's work as a naturalist and ecologist at Zion National Park and Dugway, Utah. The majority are details of various flora and fauna, as well as landscape views. Included in the collection are a small number of portraits and other personal photographs.
Repository
University of Utah Libraries, Special Collections.
Special Collections, J. Willard Marriott Library
University of Utah
295 South 1500 East
Salt Lake City, UT
84112-0860
Telephone: 801-581-8863
SPCreference@lists.utah.edu
Access Restrictions

Materials must be used on-site; advance notice suggested. Access to parts of this collection may be restricted under provisions of state or federal law.

Languages
English


Biographical NoteReturn to Top

Angus Munn Woodbury was a man of science and of religion; an historian, a naturalist, an ecologist. He sought throughout his life to understand how geology, history, biology, and botany had merged to create the awe and beauty of the world around him. His love of nature lead him far--from rancher to Professor of Zoology. Woodbury had a talent for describing the complexities of nature in terms which all could understand and enjoy. Yet he could write as an expert, communicating with his scientific peers on the technicalities of cortisone extraction from the Joshua tree to biotic relationships in the Great Salt Lake Desert. He published numerous scientific and historical articles and a college textbook on general ecology.

Angus Munn Woodbury was born in St. George, Utah on July 11, 1886. His parents, John Taylor and Mary Evans Woodbury, owned a farm in Pine Valley, north of St. George. Angus was raised in St. George and educated at the Brigham Young Academy. In 1908 he began working for the U.S. Forest Service in the newly created Dixie National Forest. During his twelve years with the Forest Service, he worked in nearly every forest in Region Four, which included Utah, Arizona, Nevada, Idaho, and Wyoming. The majority of his time, however, was spent in southwestern Utah at the Dixie and Fillmore (later the Fishlake) National Forests.

Woodbury left the Forest Service in 1920 to manage his father's farm. He settled his family, at last, in a permanent home in St. George. During his twelve years with the Forest Service, Woodbury had moved his wife Grace and their six children nineteen times. To supplement his income from the farm, Woodbury worked as an inspector for the Utah State Department of Agriculture and as a temporary enumerator for the special 1925 agricultural census.

The flora, fauna, and history of the Dixie region had always captivated Woodbury. He spent his spare time on field trips collecting plants, insects, and relics of the Indian and pioneer residents of the area. In order to better understand the world around him, he returned to school at the age of forty. He began taking courses at Dixie College. He received his B.S. from Brigham Young University in 1927. A year later he was awarded a Master's degree from the University of Utah. Woodbury then attended the University of California at Berkeley where he received his Ph.D. in 1931. His dissertation, entitled "Biotic Relationships of Zion Canyon," reflects two of his lifelong interests--ecology and the spectacularly carved canyon which was Utah's first National Park.

While in school, Woodbury spent his summers as Naturalist in Zion National Park. He was the pioneer of the naturalist program in Zion. Under his direction trails were built, interpretive aids prepared, and a museum constructed. He also initiated the nightly camp fire lecture which is still a tradition in Zion Park. Woodbury left his position in Zion National Park in 1933 to accept a faculty appointment at the University of Utah. He relocated his family in Salt Lake City, which was his residence until his death. He became a professor of Zoology and in 1948 was named head of the Department of Vertebrate Zoology. He held this post until 1952 when he became Director of Ecological Research at Dugway, Utah. He retired in 1956.

Dr. Woodbury and his wife died in an automobile crash near Loveland, Colorado, in 1964.

Content DescriptionReturn to Top

Woodbury was a Utah historian, naturalist, and ecologist who served in a number of capacities as researcher and teacher in the state of Utah. His photograph collection pertains primarily to his study of flora and fauna of the southwest with emphasis on the National Parks of southern Utah. The collection also contains original prints of Buffalo Bill. Also, there is a small collection of photos from his work at Dugway Proving Grounds in Utah.

Administrative InformationReturn to Top


Detailed Description of the CollectionReturn to Top

National Parks, Canyons, Rivers, Projects and MiscellaneousReturn to Top

Container(s): Box 1

Container(s) Description
Box Folder
1 1
Woodbury and Others
  • 1: Portrait of Woodbury and Joshua Tree, Delmar Flat, 11 April 1958
  • 2: University of Utah Biology Department, 5 October 1943: William Behle, Ralph Chamberlin, Walter Cottam, Steve Durrant, Seville Fowers, Wilton Ivie, David Jones, Don Ress, Calvin Richins, Margaret Schell, F. E. Stephens, Angus Woodbury
  • 3: Woodbury and Indian outside a southern Utah store
  • 4-8: Woodbury in nature
2
Other People
  • 9-12: Unidentified individuals involved in biological field work
3-5
Southwestern United States
  • 13-44: Photographs and slides of Joshua trees taken in Joshua Tree National Monument, late 1950s
6
Southern United States
  • 45-48: Black and White photographs of various views in Zions National Park
7
Southwestern United States
  • 49-61: Scenery and flora of the southwest
8
Wooded Scenery
  • 62: Trail Creek, Sawtooth Forest. Parley Dilworth unloading trout, 1937
  • 63: Hobble Creek. Dam built by the Civilian Conservation Corporation, 1935
  • 64: Mt. Timpanogos, northern portion
  • 65: Uinta Mountains
  • 66-67: Miscellaneous scenery
9
Animals
  • 68-70: Cougar
  • 71: Lizard
  • 72: Coyote (negative only)
  • 73: Deer (negative only)
  • 74: Slide of animal skeleton
10
Lab Samples of Flora and Fauna
  • 75-76: Insects
  • 77-84: Plants
11
Maps
  • 85-88: Maps detailing continental cores and climate zones

Canyons, River, ReportsReturn to Top

Container(s): Box 2

Container(s) Description
Box Folder
2 1
Betatakin and Tsegi Canyons
  • 89-92: Betatakin and Tsegi Canyons
2
Bryce Canyon
  • 93-104: Scenes
3
Colorado River
  • 105-106: Prints and negatives of Colorado River
4
Colorado River Basin
  • 107-142: Airplane Views
5
Colorado River Storage Project
  • 143-159: Scenes
6-7
Curecanti
  • 160-183: Surveying Curecanti
  • 184-208: Landscape
  • 209: Skinning a rabbit
  • 210-214: Fishing
  • 215-222: Workers
  • 223-225: Landscape
8
Dixie
  • 226-228: Old Fort Pierce
  • 229-235: Hurricane, Utah
  • 236-238: Ruins of Duncan, Utah
  • 239-240: Cedar Breaks
  • 241-243: Pine Valley Mountains
  • 244: Boyington Point
  • 245: Old Washington Cotton Mill (erected 1866)
  • 246: Unidentified children
9-10
Eniwetok - Pacific Report
  • 247: Snake
  • 248-263: Birds
  • 264-267: Bird Eggs
  • 268-269: Sea Life
  • 270: Bug
  • 271-272 Lizard
  • 273-286: Vegetation
  • 287-310: Landscape
  • 311: Airplane View (negative only)
11
Famous People
  • 312-314: Buffalo Bill and friends
  • 315-317: Theodore Roosevelt
  • 318: Crown Prince and Princess of Sweden, 1926

Flaming Gorge - Green River, Glen CanyonReturn to Top

Container(s): Box 3

Container(s) Description
Box Folder
3 1-4
Flaming Gorge - Green River
  • 319-337: Flaming Gorge Trip, 1958
  • 338-355: Views of Green River in Dinosuar and Flaming Gorge reservoir region, 1958. Photos by A. M. Woodbury.
  • 356-414: Scenery of Area
  • 415-419: Scenery of area (negatives only)
  • 420-428: Birds
  • 429-430: Bird nests
  • 431: Prairie Falcon (negative only)
  • 432-434: Deer
  • 435: Snake
  • 436: Lizard with cigarette
  • 437-454: Fish
5
Flaming Gorge
  • 455-494: Flaming Gorge Quadrants
  • 495-499: Digging
6-7
Glen Canyon Boat Trip
  • 500-559: Scenes from Colorado River
  • 560-614: Views while hiking
  • 615: Cooking
  • 616: Drying plants
8-10
Glen Canyon
  • 617-645: Landscape
  • 646: Hole-in-the-Rock looking down to the river
  • 647-660: Formations around river
  • 661: Miesic Temple
  • 662-667: Formations around river
  • 668-670: Arches
  • 671: Log Cabin
  • 672-673: "Moki" storage room
  • 674: Rock art panel at mouth of Smith Fork. Probably Angus Woodbury in the photo
  • 675: Pressing plants
  • 676-677: Hite in Colorado River
  • 678-679: Hole-in-the-Rock
  • 680: "Crossing of the Fathers" plaque
  • 681: "Hermitage of Bert Loper" plaque
  • 682-683: Plants
  • 684-688: Landscape
  • 689-706: Rock Formations
  • 707-713: Colorado River
  • 714-721: Vegetation
  • 722-725: Virgin River
  • 726-727: Survey Group
  • 728-757: Views from the Colorado River
  • 758-762: Rock Formations
  • 763-766: Survey Group
  • 767-768: Snake
  • 769: Map of Glen Canyon roads (negative only)
  • 770: Deer swimming (negative only)

Grand Canyon, National Parks, Rivers, IllustrationsReturn to Top

Container(s): Box 4

Container(s) Description
Box Folder
4 1
Grand Canyon
  • 771-77: Scenes
2
Green River
  • 778-788: Vegetation
  • 789: Green River
  • 790-792: Green River (colored slides only)
3
A History of Southern Utah and It's National Parks Illustrations
  • 793-805: Views of Zions National Park
  • 806: View of Bryce Canyon National Park
  • 807: Grand Canyon
  • 808-810: Kaibab Forest
  • 811: Hurricane, Utah
  • 812: Members of International Geological congress on tour of Parks at Bryce Canyon, August 1933
  • 813: Kanab
  • 814: Pipe Spring
  • 815: Virgin River Flood plain
  • 816: Silver reef
  • 817: Washington Cotton Mill
  • 818-819: Johnson Brothers (Seth, Sixtus, and Nephi)
4
Protecting Rainbow Bridge Illustrations
  • 820-837: Picture-graphs
  • 838-842: Views of Rainbow Bridge and surrounding area
5
Navajo Lands
  • 843-975: Rock Formations
  • 976-1002: Views of River
  • 1003-1026: Dwelling sites
  • 1027-1032: Peabody Study sties (ruins)
  • 1033: Sketch of Ecological Profile of a Utah Mountain
6
Rainbow Bridge
  • 1034-1042: Views from Helicopter trip
7
Zion National Park
  • 1043: Lodge
  • 1044: Cable riding
  • 1045-1048: Tourists in automobiles
  • 1049: Horseback riding
  • 1050: F. S. Dellenbaugh in Zion, 1929
  • 1051-1061: Views of Zions
  • 1062-1068: The Watchmen
  • 1069-1071: Temple of Sinawava
  • 1072: Tunnel
  • 1073-1074: Altar of Sacrifice
  • 1075: The Sentinel
  • 1076: Castle Peak
  • 1077 Indian pictographs
  • 1078: Old Bridge
  • 1079: The Narrows
  • 1080-1082: Great White Throne and Angel's Landing
  • 1083-1084: Three Patriarchs
  • 1085-1086: Monastary
  • 1087: Mountain of Mystery
  • 1088: Hidden Canyon
  • 1089: Bridge Mountain
8
Vegetation of Zion
  • 1090-1097: Cactus
  • 1098-1106: Trees
  • 1107-1125: Flowers
  • 1126-1145: Ground-covering plants

Dugway, Utah - AddendumReturn to Top

Container(s): Box 5

Container(s) Description Dates
Box Folder
5 1
Dugway, Utah - Landscape
  • 1146-1155: Landscape
  • 1156: Painting of Dugway Landscape
  • 1157: Tree
  • 1158: Shadscale near Grantsville, Utah
2
Dugway, Utah - Animals
  • 1159-1160: Badger
  • 1161: Wildcat
  • 1162-1163: Rattlesnake
  • 1164: Skunk
  • 1165: Snake Den
  • 1166: mound
  • 1167-168: Rabbit
3-4
Animal Experimentation at Dugway
  • 1169-1175: Animal Enclosures
  • 1176: Rabbit
  • 1177: Squirrel Food
  • 1178-1180: Display of Rodents
  • 1181-1182: Tick, flea rearing
  • 1183: Isolation of larvel ticks
  • 1184-1185: Flea manipulation
  • 1186: Necropsy
  • 1187: Eye bleeding
  • 1188: Enlarged spleen
  • 1189: Mammal skins
  • 1190: Heart Puncture
  • 1191: Bleeding a fox
  • 1192: Funnel
  • 1193-1195: Construction
  • 1196-1197: Drawings of Rodents
5-6
Dugway Animals
  • 1198-1200: Kangaroo Rat
  • 1201-1226: Animals
7
Photograph Album
  • 1227: Group of men on horses in a wooded area
  • 1228-1229: Scenic views of coniferous forest
  • 1230: Two young children playing with a dog
  • 1231: Interior view of a home/office
  • 1232: Two men conversing in a trench
  • 1233: Unidentified man
  • 1234: Farm yard with wagons in the forefront
  • 1235: Four hunters with their kill, two deer
  • 1236: Group of men on horses in a wooded area
  • 1237: A.M. Woodbury with four companions
  • 1238: Scenic view of Southern U.S.
  • 1239-1242: Wagons
  • 1243-46: Surveying
  • 1247-1251: Colorado River in Southern U.S.
  • 1252: Plant or seed
  • 1253-1254: Two men with a donkey and sheep
  • 1255-1258: Men, wagons and horses traveling and camping
  • 1259-1268: A.M. Woodbury and companions, April 1915
  • 1269-1270: Scenic view of tree-filled valley, April 1915
8
Flora
  • 2171: Ferocactus johnsonii
  • 2172-1274: O puntici in various locations
  • 1275: Trout Creek Trademark
  • 1276-1278: Grand Canyon, July 9, 1929
  • 1279: Agave utahensis in greenseed, July 9, 1929
  • 1280: Pediocactus simpsonii
  • 1281: O puntici
  • 1282: Ferocactus lecontei and o puntici
1929-1930
9
Research
  • Photograph number 1283-1284: Men with horses and wagons
  • Photograph number 1285: Unidentified man with two dogs
  • Photograph number 1286: Unidentified man standing next to a stream
  • Photograph number 1287: 'Season's Greetings' card from Cottam(?) Dec. 1959
  • Photograph number 1288: Sigma Xi installation at the University of Utah; April 22, 1937
  • Photograph number 1289: University of Utah Biology Staff, Dec. 1958 (Some Missing)
10
Various Islets
11
Tick Experiments
12
Geography and Flora
13
Quadrants
14
Navajo Mountain and Betatakin Ruin
15
Vegetation Crew and Geography
16
Group Photos
17
Wagons
1907-1914
18
Northern Rhodesia
1928
19
Wildlife
20
Birds
1938
21
Unidentified
22
Polystichum (Ferns)

OversizeReturn to Top

Container(s): Box 6

Container(s) Description
box
6
Folder
1
Miscellaneous
  • 1: Engineering Class at University of Utah seated on the steps of the Administration Building, May, 1914
  • 2: Inverted forest scenes, photos by David J. Jones
  • 3: Views from Visitor Center along Sandal Trail, photos by David J. Jones
  • 4: Views around the site of proposed wayside shelter at drop-off above cliff in canyon head, photos by David J. Jones
  • 5: Views along Betatakin Trail above drop=off, photos by David J. Jones
  • 6: Pygmy Conifer Forest plant
  • 7: Views along return loop of Sandal Trail, photos by David J. Jones

Names and SubjectsReturn to Top

  • Subject Terms :
  • Laboratory animals--Utah--Dugway--Photographs
  • PlantsSouthwest, New--Photographs
  • ZoologySouthwest, New--Photographs
  • Personal Names :
  • Woodbury, Angus Munn, 1886-1964--Photographs
  • Geographical Names :
  • Dugway (Utah)--Photographs
  • Zion National Park (Utah)--Photographs
  • Form or Genre Terms :
  • Negatives--1926-1958
  • Photographic prints--1926-1958
  • Portrait photographs--1926-1958
  • Slides--Color--1926-1958