Southeastern Utah oral histories, 1963-1984  PDF

Overview of the Collection

Title
Southeastern Utah oral histories
Dates
1963-1984 (inclusive)
Quantity
5.25 linear feet
Collection Number
Accn1868
Summary
The southeastern Utah oral histories (1963-1984) consist of personal recollections, in the form of transcripts and stories, from people who lived in southeastern Utah and were part of its history. Each of the stories centers around the individual perspective of the interviewee. The collection covers a wide range of issues from the early Mormon settlements in Mexico to uranium mining or Navajo trading.
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

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

See individual interviews.

Content DescriptionReturn to Top

The southeastern Utah oral histories (1963-1984) consist of personal recollections, in the form of transcripts and stories, from people who lived in southeastern Utah and were part of its history. Each of the stories centers around the individual perspective of the interviewee. The collection covers a wide range of issues from the early Mormon settlements in Mexico to uranium mining or Navajo trading. Most of the interviews were done in the early 1970s, giving information about conditions from the turn of the twentieth century. They describe what living conditions were like, from different vantage points as well as regions.

Use of the CollectionReturn to Top

Restrictions on Use

It is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain any necessary copyright clearances.

Permission to publish material from the southeastern Utah oral histories must be obtained from the Special Collections Manuscript Curator.

Preferred Citation

Initial Citation: Southeastern Utah oral histories, Accn 1868, Box [ ]. Special Collections and Archives. University of Utah, J. Willard Marriott. Salt Lake City, Utah.

Following Citations: Accn 1868.

Administrative InformationReturn to Top


Detailed Description of the CollectionReturn to Top

Adams to Black, 1971-1984Return to Top

Container(s): Box 1

Container(s) Description Dates
box
1
Folder
1
Allie and Lloyd Adams
History of Bluff, Utah.
1972
2
Melvin and Mamie Adams
Reminiscences of early days in Bluff, Utah, and cattle and sheep industry in Utah and Colorado.
1971
3
Nadine Adams
Bluff, Utah.
1972
4
Pearl Baker
Reminiscences of southeastern Utah.
1971
5
Grant L. and Josephine Harris Bayles
Southeastern Utah cattle industry and the Posey War.
1972
6
Reed and Dora Hurst Bayles
Experiences in the cattle and sheep industries.
1971
7
Calvin Black
1971, 1978
8
Chester Black
Flour milling, mining, motorcycles.
1971
9
Donald and Janet Black
Uranium industry experiences.
1970

Black to Brown, 1970-1984Return to Top

Container(s): Box 2

Container(s) Description Dates
box
2
Folder
1
"Edson and Addie, a Black Family History"; Mr. and Mrs. Edson Black
Flour milling and other experiences.
1971, 1984
2
Mary Ann Jones Black
Recollections of Mexico and early Blanding.
1972
3
O. Frost Black
Road construction.
1972
4
Paul J. Black
Flour and oil distribution business.
1971
5
William J. Back
Polygamy.
1971
6
Ruby Bronson
Life history.
1970
7
Ralph A. Brown
Experiences in Mexico and Utah.
1973

Butt to Galbraith, 1971-1978Return to Top

Container(s): Box 3

Container(s) Description Dates
box
3
Folder
1
Uriah and Annie Butt
History of Bluff, Utah.
1978
2
James Carrico
Kaiparowits power project.
1973
3
Fred A. Cline
Sheep industry.
1973
4
Cecil Marr, "Connie" Conway
Oil in southeast Utah.
1971
5
Harriet Dmitruk
Bureau of Indian Affairs hospitals and St. Christopher's Mission, Bluff, Utah.
1972
6
Wayne Erickson and Thomas Moore
Bureau of Land Management in southeastern Utah.
1971
7
Joan Eskell
St. Christopher's Mission and Hat Rock Retreat.
1972
8
Larry Farnsworth
Game and wildlife preservation.
1971
9
Gene Foushee
Bluff, Utah.
1972
10
Florence and Douglas Galbraith
The Civilian Conservation Corps in Blanding.
1971

Gordon to Heisel, 1971-1978Return to Top

Container(s): Box 4

Container(s) Description Dates
box
4
Folder
1
Lloyd Gordon
Kaiparowits power project.
1978
2
Ervin Richard and Beth Guymon
Experiences in Blanding, Utah.
1978
3
Ashton Harris
Blanding's water supply and tunnel project.
1972
4
Charles and Nellie Harvey
Mormon exodus out of Mexico.
1973
5
Douglas Harvey
Mormon colonies and Blanding tunnel project.
1976
6
Alma Hawkins
Mexico, the exodus, and life in the United States.
1972
7
Gordon Hawkins
Law enforcement in Blanding, Utah.
1972
8
Lorenzo Hawkins
Experience in Mexico and Blanding.
1971
9
Mildred Heflin
Trading days and Navajo stock reduction.
1972
10
Jay Heisel Jr.
Saint Christopher's Mission, Bluff, Utah.
1972

Holmes to Jones, 1970-1972Return to Top

Container(s): Box 5

Container(s) Description Dates
box
5
Folder
1
Dale Holmes
Origin of radio station KUTA, Blanding, Utah.
1972
2
Robert Hostler
Navajo crafts and trading.
1972
3
Ray, Grace and Emery Hunt
Experiences as a Navajo trader, mining on the reservation.
1970
4
George and Lona Hurst
Experiences in Mexico and Utah.
1971
5
William Riley Hurst
Reminiscences of life in Blanding, Utah.
1971
6
Carol Israelson
Education of Navajo women on the reservation.
1972
7
John A. Johnson
General history of Bluff, Utah.
1972
8
Cecil Jones
Game, wildlife, and range preservation.
1971

Jones to Lincoln, 1971-1972Return to Top

Container(s): Box 6

Container(s) Description Dates
box
6
Folder
1
Frances W. Jones
General history of Bluff, Utah.
1972
2
Vincent L. Jones
Sheep, cattle, predators, and experiences in Blanding.
1971
3
Minnie Johnson
Autobiography.
1972
4
Roy Johnson
Law enforcement in Blanding, Utah.
1972
5
Brother Juniper
St. Christopher's Mission.
1972
6
Charles S. Lance
Early History of Hanksville and Blue Valley.
1970
7
Mary Peterson Laws
Life in Colonia Diaz, Chihuahua, Mexico and Blanding, Utah.
1971
8
Wilbur Laws
Life in Blanding, Utah.
1972
9
Father H. Baxter Liebler
St. Christopher's Mission, Bluff, Utah.
1972
10
Dean Lincoln
Trapping in Utah.
1971

Lyman to Nielson, 1970-1973Return to Top

Container(s): Box 7

Container(s) Description Dates
box
7
Folder
1
Albert R. and Gladys Perkins Lyman
Recollections of a San Juan pioneer.
1973
2
Carol Lyman
Recollections of Blanding, Utah.
1971
3
Lynn and Hazel Lyman
Blanding Tunnel Project: CCC (Civilian Conservation Corp).
1971
4
Pages from the Lives of Marvin and Margie Lyman
The following titles are included in one volume: Margie H. Lyman, "Marvin Finlinson Lyman: A Biography"--Blanding tunnel project; Marvin Lyman--Gold Mining on Blue Mountain, Utah; Margie Lyman--Life in Early Blanding.
1972
5
Ray T. Matheny
BYU archeological dig.
1972
6
Mary Bennion Muhs
Mormon polygamy.
1972
7
Dereese Nielson
The cattle industry in southeastern Utah.
1971
8
Dorothy Nielson
General history of Bluff, Utah.
1972

Nielson to Perkins, 1971-1978Return to Top

Container(s): Box 8

Container(s) Description Dates
box
8
Folder
1
Memories of Edd and Ida Nielson
The following titles are in the same volume: Ida Palmer Nielson--Experiences in Mexico and Blanding, Utah; Albert R. Lyman, "Hans Joseph Nielson"; Lydia Redd, Louisa Redd Lyman, Venice Nielson Lyman and Yvonne Nielson Keele, "A Brief Sketch in the life of Ida Evelyn Lyman"; Erma Lee N. Hurst, "History of Joseph Edward Nielson"; Peggy Ruth Nielson Hafen, "History of Joseph Edward Nielson"; Joseph LeRoy Nielson, "Eulogy of Joseph Edward Nielson"; Venice Nielson Lyman, "I remember Dad"; Yvonne Nielson Keele, "A Tribute to my Dad"; Erma Nielson Hurst, "A Tribute to my Father, Joseph Edward Nielson"; DeReese Nielson, "A Tribute to my Father"; Rex Nielson, "A Tribute to my Dad"; Peggy Nielson Hafen, "My Father, Joseph Edward Nielson"; Funeral Services for Joseph Edward Nielson; Rex Nielson, "A Tribute to my Mother on her Eightieth Birthday"; Jane Hurst, "Grandma Nielson"; Jessie Kay Lyman, "Grandma"; Jessie Kay Lyman, "March, 1975"; Grandma Nielson, "Poem"; "Ida Palmer Nielson's 80th Birthday" Program; Chloe Amelia Palmer Nielson, "Life's History of James William Palmer and Olive Myrtle Palmer"; Jesse Kay Lyman, "Ida Palmer Nielson"; "Ida P. Nielson's Account of her Trip back to Old Mexico."
1972
2
Elnora Nielson
Blanding tunnel project and early Blanding.
1971
3
Floyd and Clara Nielson
Early Bluff and Blanding history.
1971
4
Francis Nielson
City government of Blanding, Utah.
1973
5
Kirk Nielson
Life history.
1978
6
Morgan L. Nielson
Reminiscences of life in old Mexico, New Mexico, and Blanding, Utah.
1971
7
Norman Nielson
General history of southeastern Utah.
1972
8
Clarence Perkins
The cattle industry.
1971
9
Hilda Perkins
General history of Bluff, Utah.
1972

Perkins to Shore, 1970-1972Return to Top

Container(s): Box 9

Container(s) Description Dates
box
9
Folder
1
Ray Perkins
Livestock in southeastern Utah.
1971
2
Catherine Pickett
St. Christopher's Mission.
1972
3
Emit Pittman
Wildlife and beaver trapping.
1971
4
John Redd
Cattle industry.
1971
5
Irene Hatch Redd
Colonia Juarez, Chihuahua, Mexico.
1970
6
The Family History of Kent and Irene Meyer Redd
The following titles are in the same volume: Kent Redd--History of Parley Redd Mercantile; Ruth Hurst Redd, "Family History of Kent Redd"; Irene Redd--Settling of Eastland and Schoolmarm Experience; Family History of Irene Meyer Redd; Maria Vreeken Meyer, "The Story of My Parents As I Remember It"; Irene Meyer Redd, "Childhood Memories."
1972
7
Leland Redd
General history of Blanding.
1972
8
Curtis Robertson
The Civilian Conservation Corps, Moab, and the Depression.
1971
9
Samuel E. Shore
Indian job training.
1972

Shumway to Stevens, 1963-1978Return to Top

Container(s): Box 10

Container(s) Description Dates
box
10
Folder
1
Leland Shumway
Uranium Industry Experiences.
1970
2
Various Reminiscences
A History of Mary Elizabeth Johnson Shumway; A Glimpse of the Spirit World; Eunice Shumway Guymon, "Reminiscences of the Peter and Mary Shumway Home"; Ruth Shumway Robinson, "My Memories of My Father and Mother"; Ruth Shumway Robinson, Reminiscences of the Peter and Mary Shumway Home"; Bessie Agnes Shumway Jordan, "Reminiscences of the Peter and Mary Shumway Home"; Grant and Mabel Shumway, "Reminiscences of the Peter and Mary Shumway Home"; J. Glen Shumway--Memories of his childhood experiences; Joseph Sixtus (Six) Shumway; Alice Shumway--Settling of Blanding; Ruth Guymon Holyoak; Cleo Higgins Shumway Helmann, "Peter Shumway"; Peter and Hattie Shumway--Experiences in the uranium Industry; Arah E. Shumway and Family; Arah Devar Shumway; Gerald Powell Shumway; Shannon Shumway Hammond; Shirley Shumway Redd; Dixie Shumway; Jolene Shumway Bailey; Keith Ardit Shumway; Gary Lee Shumway; Francine Shumway Sumner; Seth Shumway; Merwin Shumway; Ila Shumway Johnson; Walter Burdett Shumway; Earl Deloy Shumway; Clea Shumway Johnson; Glen Alden Shumway; Kenneth Dale Shumway; Harold Eugene Shumway; Virginia Shumway Redd; Iva Loo Shumway Perkins; Vivian Joy Shumway Holliday; Dorothy Shumway Nielson; Ruth Shumway Robinson, "Anna Lavinia Shumway Butt"; Carl Lamar Butt; Ginger Darlene Butt Palmer; Janet Elaine Butt Cummins; Ellen Pearl Butt Sanders; Nelson Carl Butt; Eric Leon Butt; Winston K. Butt; Glen Leon Butt; Harris Shumway; Harris Cleon Shumway; Norma Shumway Barton Wengreen; Mary Elsie Shumway Black; Dale Price Shumway; Claudia Shumway Orr; Harris Shumway--Uranium prospecting in southeastern Utah; Ruth Shumway Robinson; Lynne Anita Robinson, "The Paul Asbury Robinson Jr. Family"; Gale William Robinson; Keatsie Sharleen Jensen; Benjamin Denmark Jensen; Bessie Agnes Shumway Jordon; Kathleen Jordan Lockhart Warner; Hal Dewain Jordan; Bonnie Joe Jordan Coleman; Grant Lee Shumway; J. Glen Shumway; Mavis Claire Shumway Cosby; Kerry Glen Shumway; Bruce Lyman Shumway; Geraldine Shumway Brady; DeWayne J. Shumway; Dayne Lyman Shumway; Linda Shumway Young; Charles Mark Shumway.
1963-1976
3
Chet Smith
Cattle industry.
1971
4
Don Ellis Smith
Life in San Juan County.
1972
5
Ed and Virginia Smith
Navajo trading experiences.
1972
6
Joseph William Smith
Early days in Blanding and Monticello.
1972
7
Alan Charles Spencer
1972

Names and SubjectsReturn to Top

  • Subject Terms :
  • Mormons--Mexico--History--Sources
  • Navajo Indians--Utah--History--Sources
  • Ranching--Utah--History--Sources
  • Uranium mines and mining--Utah--History--Sources
  • Geographical Names :
  • Utah--History--Sources
  • Form or Genre Terms :
  • Interviews