Thomas Caldwell Adams photograph collection, 1920-1963  PDF

Overview of the Collection

Title
Thomas Caldwell Adams photograph collection
Dates
1920-1963 (inclusive)
Quantity
1,032 photoprints
Collection Number
P0043
Summary
Thomas Caldwell Adams photograph collection contains photographs, including aerial photographs, of areas in Utah and other Western states. Included are photographs of dams and irrigation works, activities at the Great Salt Lake, and various public works projects.
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

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


Content DescriptionReturn to Top

The photograph collection of Thomas Caldwell Adams reflects his long career as a professor of civil engineering at the University of Utah and later as a civil engineer in private practice. The collection contains photographs of many vicinities in the western United States, and the topics include dams, irrigation projects, earthquakes, floods, engineering projects of all kinds and miscellaneous files of photos of his family and friends, early airplanes, mines, the University of Utah, power projects, and national parks. The collection also reflects Adams' consuming interest in the Great Salt Lake. He is shown here viewing Kit Carson's cross on Fremont Island in the Great Salt Lake.

Administrative InformationReturn to Top


Detailed Description of the CollectionReturn to Top

Aerial PhotographsReturn to Top

Container(s): Box 1

Container(s) Description
box
1
Folder
1
Idaho, West Yellowstone-Henry's Lake
2
Idaho, Big Spring, Idaho Area
3
Idaho, Marysville to Targhee Pass
4
Idaho, List River Valley, Mackay-Chilly
5
Idaho, Lost River Valley
6
Idaho, Arco to Darlington Vicinity
7
Nevada, Humboldt-Ruby Mtns
8
Nevada, Humboldt-Ruby Mtns
9
Nevada, Humboldt-Ruby Mtns
10
Nevada, Humboldt-Ruby Mtns
11
Nevada, Humboldt-Ruby Mtns
12
Utah, Blacksmith Fork
13
Utah, Blacksmith Fork
14
Utah, Broadroad Meadows
15
Utah, Huntsville and Pine Valley Reservoirs
16
Utah, Hyrum
17
Utah, Hyrum and vicinity

Aerial PhotographsReturn to Top

Container(s): Box 2

Container(s) Description
box
2
Folder
1
Utah, Little Cottonwood Canyon
2
Utah, Little Cottonwood Canyon, Alta
3
Utah, Manti and area east of
4
Utah, Manti and vicinity
5
Utah, Manti and vicinity
6
Utah, Manti and vicinity
7
Utah, Morgan and vicinity
8
Utah, Morgan and vicinity
9
Utah, Murray and vicinity
10
Utah, Paragorah and area east of
11-12
Utah, Paragorah and vicinity
13-14
Utah, Parawan and vicinity

Aerial PhotographsReturn to Top

Container(s): Box 3

Container(s) Description
box
3
Folder
1-7
Utah, North West SLC area

MiscellanyReturn to Top

Container(s): Box 4

Container(s) Description
box
4
Folder
1
Aviation
2
Dams in Arizona
3
Dams in Idaho
4-6
Dams in Nevada
7
Utah Dams
8
Miscellaneous Dams
9-11
Drainage and Irrigation in Arizona
13
Drainage and Irrigation in California
14
Drainage and Irrigation in Colorado
15
Drainage and Irrigation in Idaho
16
Drainage and Irrigation in Nebraska
17
Drainage and Irrigation in Nevada
18
Drainage and Irrigation in unidentified
19
Drainage and Irrigation in Utah (2 fds)
20
Drainage and Irrigation in California (2 fds)
21-26
Drainage and Irrigation in Utah

MiscellanyReturn to Top

Container(s): Box 5

Container(s) Description
box
5
Folder
1-3
Drainage and Irrigation, Utah
4
Drainage and Irrigation, Wyoming
5
Drainage and Irrigation, Montana, Oregon and Texas
6
Drainage and Irrigation, Unidentified
7
Drainage and Irrigation, Unidentified
8
Earthquakes, California
9
Earthquakes, Utah
10
Family and Personal, T.C. Adams
11-12
Family and Personal
13
Floods and Flood control, Farmington, Utah
14
Great Salt Lake, Aerial view
15-18
Great Salt Lake, Boats and Harbors
19
Great Salt Lake, Boats, Hydropher
20
Great Salt Lake, Search for Standard Oil Airplane
21
Great Salt Lake, Historical Diking Project
22
Great Salt Lake, Lake Surveys
23
Great Salt Lake, Antelope Island
24
Great Salt Lake, Bird Island / Black rock
25
Great Salt Lake, Salt Flats, Dolphin and Egg Islands

MiscellanyReturn to Top

Container(s): Box 6

Container(s) Description
box
6
Folder
1
Great Salt Lake, Fremont Island and Garfield Beach
2
Great Salt Lake, Gunnison Island & Lucin Cutoff
3
Great Salt Lake, Promontory Point
4
Great Salt Lake, Saltair
5
Great Salt Lake
6
Localities; Arizona, California
7
Localities; Colorado
8
Localities; Idaho, Montana
9
Localities; New Mexico, South Dakota
10
Localities; Utah, Bingham, Delta
11-15
Localities; Utah
16
Localities; Wyoming
17
Localities; Unidentified
18-20
Mining; U.S. Bureau of Mines
21
Mining; South Dakota
22-23
Mining; Utah
24
Power; Idaho
25
Power, Utah
26
University of Utah; Campus Views, Hyrdaulics Laboratory
27
University of Utah; Lab Work and Equipment
28
University of Utah; Faculty, Staff and Students (Civic Engineering)
29
University of Utah; Groups
30
Miscellaneous; Utah Bridges
31
Miscellaneous; Utah Clay Industry
32
Miscellaneous; Highways to Hydraulics
33
Miscellaneous; Industrial Plants and Maxum Hotel
34
Miscellaneous; Surveying
35
Miscellaneous; Unidentified
36
Miscellaneous; Summer School-Engineering Teachers & Steamer Promontory
37
Localities; Utah

MiscellanyReturn to Top

Container(s): Box 7

Container(s) Description
box
7
Folder
1
Family and Personal
2
Arizona and California Earthquake
3
Aviation
4
Colorado; Black Canyon, Cripple Creek, Leadville
5
Colorado; Royal Gorge-localities
6
Dams; Echo Dam, East Canyon Mountain
7-8
Dams; Nevada and Hoover
9
Drainage and Irrigation; Arizona, Oregon, Colorado, Idaho
10
Salt Lake; Hydrographer I/II Boat House construction
11
Salt Lake; Antelope Island, Asphalt Wells misc
12
Salt Lake; Bird Island, Black Rock, Salt Flats
13
Salt Lake; Stansbury Island, Lucin Cutoff, Promentory
14
Salt Lake; Boating
15
Salt Lake; Surveying
16
Idaho and Montana

MiscellanyReturn to Top

Container(s): Box 8

Container(s) Description
box
8
Folder
1
Nevada; Austin Metro, Eureka, Metropolis
2
Mining; Colorado, Nevada, Utah Bingham and Midvale
3
Power; Utah
4
Power; Utah and Idaho
5
Salt Lake City; Downtown 1935, 1950s
6
University of Utah
7
Utah; Zion National Park-Stewart Ranch
8
Wyoming-Yellowstone
9
Utah; Filmore, Mirror Lake
10
Utah; Ogden, St.George, Millard County
11
Great Salt Lake
12
Utah; Bear Lake, Bingham-Flood Control
13
Utah; Brighton and Delta
14
Miscellaneous; Highways, Bridges, Railroads
15
Unidentified

Written MaterialReturn to Top

Container(s): Box 9

This box contains written records on photographs, 35mm, 8mm motion pictures, motion pictures, and lantern slides. All records are originals, no copies have yet been made.

Glass Lantern SlidesReturn to Top

Container(s): Box 10

  • G1:Landing Field, Wyoming
  • G2-G3:AshCreek Bridge, Utah
  • G4:Bear River, Highway Bridge
  • G5: Highway Bridge in Provo Canyon, Utah
  • G6: Royal Groge Suspension Bridge
  • G7: Snake River Bridge
  • G8-G10 Steel Highway Bridge
  • G11: Small suspension bridge and steel railroad bridge
  • G12: steel railroad overpass
  • G13: concrete railroad overpass
  • G14: concrete highway bridge
  • G15: filled spandrel highway arch bridge
  • G16: concrete highway bridge
  • G17: Hoover Dam, Nevada. Excavation for Hoover Dam from lower coffer dam
  • G18: Hoover Dam, Nevada. Excavation for Hoover Dam from canyon rim
  • G19: Hoover Dam, Nevada. view from upstream Hoover Dam site
  • G20: Laguna Dam and gates
  • G21: Piute diversion
  • G22-G23: Roosevelt Dam, Arizona
  • G24: Shoshone Dam
  • G25:Engineering board of review, Metropolitan Water District
  • G26:board of the Metropolitan Water District, Salt Lake City
  • G27: Water, Savage, Mead, Young, and ?
  • G28: Coolidge Dam, upstream
  • G29: Coolidge Dam, downstream
  • G30: concrete flume. Arizona, cross cut canal

Glass Lantern SlidesReturn to Top

Container(s): Box 11

  • G31: Potassium Fertilized Alfalfa Field (Right) Yuma, Arizona
  • G32: Colorado River at Yuma , Arizona
  • G33: Colorado River at Yuma , Arizona
  • G34: Ancient Indian Irrigation Canal
  • G35: New River Recession, Imperial Valley
  • G36: Dragline, Imperial Valley
  • G37: Flow From B, Benjamin, Utah
  • G38: Benjamin Drainage D
  • G39: Land Reclaimed by D
  • G40: East Canyon Reservoir
  • G41: Rating Flume, Parley’s Canyon
  • G42: Piute Canal
  • G43: Sevier River
  • G44: Sevier Canal
  • G45: Tile Line Layouts, Utah
  • G46: Alkalied Land Terminal
  • G47: Terminal Substation Tract Trees and Lawn
  • G48: Making Snow Survey
  • G49: Drops in Steep Canal
  • G50: Burnham Submerged Orifice
  • G51: Bogged Medow
  • G52: Alkalied Land, Grand Junction Indian School
  • G53: Seeped Bog
  • G54: Using a Plane Table
  • G55: Ladder Type Trencher
  • G56: Wheel of Trencher
  • G57: Trencher
  • G58: Backfillers
  • G59: Open Drain, Gravel to Silt
  • G60: Drainage canal built with walking dredge

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Container(s): Box 12

  • G61: Blasting open drains
  • G62: Irrigation Wheel
  • G63: Alfalfa Seed Harvest Delta
  • G64: Concrete Lined Canal
  • G65: Steel Flume Bridge
  • G66: Economy Dragline
  • G67: Laguna Sluice Gates
  • G68: Great Salt Lake
  • G69: Great Salt Lake
  • G70: Leon’s Map of Great Salt Lake
  • G71: Great Salt Lake
  • G72: Great Salt Lake
  • G73: Great Salt Lake
  • G74: Great Salt Lake
  • G75: Great Salt Lake
  • G76: Great Salt Lake
  • G77: Great Salt Lake
  • G78: Great Salt Lake
  • G79: Great Salt Lake
  • G80: Great Salt Lake
  • G81: Great Salt Lake
  • G82: Great Salt Lake
  • G83: Great Salt Lake
  • G84: Concrete Arch, Roosevelt Highway
  • G85: Donner Lake, California
  • G86: Civic Center Denver, Colorado
  • G87: Black Canyon, Colorado Salida Line Denver and Rio Grande Western Railroad
  • G88: Eagle canyon, Colorado Denver and Rio Grande Western Railroad
  • G89: Spruce Tree House
  • G90: Shoshone Falls, Idaho

Glass Lantern SlidesReturn to Top

Container(s): Box 13

  • G91: Butte, Montana
  • G92: Virginia City, Nevada
  • G93: Standing Rock, New Mexico
  • G94: Rick Near Shiprock, New Mexico
  • G95: Mexican Village
  • G96: Rock on New Mexico Indian Reservation
  • G97: Brighton Lakes, Utah
  • G98: Cache Valley, Utah
  • G99: Cove Fort, Utah
  • G100: Hurricane, Utah
  • G101: Salt Lake City, Utah
  • G102: Salt Lake City, Utah South Temple Street
  • G103: South Temple Street Salt Lake City, Utah
  • G104: Silver Reef, Utah
  • G105: Mount Timpanoges, Utah
  • G106: West face of Wasatch Range, North of Mount Olympus
  • G107: Cottonwood Canyon Creek, Utah
  • G108: Cottonwood Canyon Creek, Utah
  • G109: West Wall, Little Zion, Utah
  • G110: West Wall, Little Zion, Utah
  • G111: Cedar Breaks, Utah
  • G112: Bryce Canyon, Utah
  • G113: Bryce Canyon, Utah
  • G114: Bryce Canyon, Utah
  • G115: Bryce Canyon, Utah
  • G116: Bryce Canyon, Utah
  • G117: Bryce Canyon, Utah
  • G118: Salt Creek Oil Field, Wyoming
  • G119: Fumerole, Norris
  • G120: Tower Falls

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Container(s): Box 14

  • G121: Yosemite Falls
  • G122: Yellowstone River
  • G123: Yellowstone Canyon
  • G124: Jupiter Terrace
  • G125: Lincoln Highway, Green River
  • G126: Fire Hole River
  • G127: Norris Basin
  • G128: Unknown Locality
  • G129: Unknown Locality
  • G130: Night view of Beehive Coke Ovens, Utah
  • G131: Utah Mining
  • G132: Utah Mining
  • G133: Utah Mining
  • G134: Utah Mining
  • G135: Utah Mining
  • G136: Utah mining
  • G137: Utah Mining
  • G138: Utah Mining
  • G139: Utah Mining
  • G140: Utah Mining
  • G141: Utah Mining
  • G142: Utah Mining
  • G143: Utah Mining
  • G144: Utah Mining
  • G145: Utah Mining
  • G146: Utah Mining
  • G147: Utah Mining
  • G148: Utah Mining
  • G149: Utah Mining
  • G150: Utah Mining

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Container(s): Box 15

  • G151: Castle Gate Tipple
  • G152: Day Haulage Coal Mine
  • G153: Conway Loader Underground
  • G154: Permissible Storage Battery Mine Locomotive
  • G155: Mine Ventilation Station
  • G156: Chain Undercut Machine
  • G157: Loader in Coal Mine
  • G158: Tintic, Eureaka Peak
  • G159: Tintic Mining District Map
  • G160: Centennial Eureka Mine
  • G161: Utah Copper Mine (Brigham)
  • G162: Garfield Smelter
  • G163: Interior, Utah Copper Company Flotation Plant
  • G164: Murray Smelter
  • G165: Silver Reef
  • G166: Mining Districts Salt Lake Quadrangle
  • G167: Oil Well, Utah
  • G168: Multiteam Transport
  • G169: Car Dumper and Grizzly
  • G170: Donkey Transportation
  • G171: Flotation Plant , Utah
  • G172: Horse Power hauling
  • G173: Horse Power Hoisting
  • G174: Post Drill – Underground
  • G175: Mine Pumping Station
  • G176: Ladder Gold Dredge California
  • G177: Gold Mining Salmon River, Idaho
  • G178: Holmstake Mine, South Dakota
  • G179: East from Anaconda Hill, Montana
  • G180: Planning

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Container(s): Box 16

  • G181: Planning
  • G182: Planning
  • G183: Planning
  • G184: Planning
  • G185: Planning
  • G186: Planning
  • G187: Planning
  • G188: Planning
  • G189: Planning
  • G190: Planning
  • G191: Planning
  • G192: Planning
  • G193: Planning
  • G194: Planning
  • G195: Angle Towers, Utah Power and Light, 130,000 Volt Line
  • G196: Utah Power and Light 130,000 Volt Line
  • G197: 40,000 Volt Tower
  • G198: Cuttler Power Plant
  • G199: Soda Springs, Idaho. Power Plant
  • G200: Switch Board Small Automatic Power Plant
  • G201: O.S.L. Roadbed and Signals
  • G202: Modern Coupling
  • G203: Meteorological Station University of Utah Hydraulics Laboratory
  • G204: Mountain Timberland
  • G205: Brick Road
  • G206: Muddy Road
  • G207: Forged Travelers
  • G208: Govener, Small
  • G209: Power Generator
  • G210: Navigators Chart the Great Salt Lake

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Container(s): Box 17

  • G211: Garfield Landing, Great Salt Lake
  • G212: Garfield Landing, Great Salt Lake
  • G213: Garfield Landing, Great Salt Lake
  • G214: “The Promontory” on the Great Salt Lake
  • G215: “The Promontory” on the Great Salt Lake near Lucin cutoff
  • G216: “The Garfield” on the Great Salt Lake
  • G217: Railroad across the Great Salt Lake
  • G218: Saltair Pavilion
  • G219: Saltair Pavilion
  • G120: Saltair Pavilion
  • G121: Saltair Pavilion
  • G122: Saltair Pavilion

Names and SubjectsReturn to Top

  • Subject Terms :
  • Dams--West (U.S.)--Photographs
  • Irrigation--West (U.S.)--Photographs
  • Geographical Names :
  • Arizona--Photographs
  • California--Photographs
  • Colorado--Photographs
  • Great Salt Lake Region (Utah)--Photographs
  • Idaho--Photographs
  • Nevada--Photographs
  • Utah--Photographs
  • Form or Genre Terms :
  • Aerial photographs--1940-1960
  • Photographic prints--1940-1960