Sanpete County oral histories, 1971-1972 PDF
- Smith, John S. H.
- Sanpete County oral histories
- 1971-1972 (inclusive)19711972
- .1 linear feet, (1 folder)
- Collection Number
- The Sanpete County oral histories (1971-1972) were conducted by John S. H. Smith, who was interested in documenting life in Sanpete County, Utah, in the 1920s.
- University of Utah Libraries, Special Collections.
Special Collections, J. Willard Marriott Library
University of Utah
295 South 1500 East
Salt Lake City, UT
- Access Restrictions
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Content DescriptionReturn to Top
The Sanpete County oral histories (1971-1972) were conducted by John S. H. Smith, who was interested in documenting life in Sanpete County, Utah, in the 1920s.
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Permission to publish material from the Sanpete County oral histories must be obtained from the Special Collections Manuscript Curator.
Initial Citation: Sanpete County oral histories, Accn 562, Box [ ]. Special Collections and Archives. University of Utah, J. Willard Marriott. Salt Lake City, Utah.
Following Citations:Accn 562.
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Detailed Description of the CollectionReturn to Top
Sanpete County Oral Histories, 1971-1972Return to Top
Container(s): Box 1
Reece Andersen (b. 1911) describes life in the Mt. Pleasant area, including sheep ranching, farming, the Wasatch Academy, Prohibition, travel, revival meetings, and recreation for young people. (27 pages)Halbert S. Greaves (b. 1907) describes growing up as the son of a farmer and public school principal in Ephraim, Utah. Topics include raising turkeys, Roosevelt WPA agencies, Prohibition, local entertainment, celebrations, education in the Depression, epidemics, and nicknames. (27 pages) Christian Jensen recalls his childhood in Ephraim and talks about Prohibition, lack of jobs for young people, entertainment, revivals, Danish people and the Word of Wisdom, " advertising curtains," names and nicknames, jokes and stories. (25 pages)Ferdinand E. Peterson describes life after World War I and talks about farming, quarrying limestone for the Manti temple, transportation, entertainment, attitudes about coffee-drinking, Prohibition, Scandanavian names, newspapers, education, housing, water, and Senator Reed Smoot. (26 pages)Ralph D. Thomson (b. 1906) describes his Danish background, Danish converts, and life in rural Sanpete County. Other topics include sheep and sheepdogs, farm prices, working in a cannery, the homogenous population of the county, Prohibition, newspapers, Senator Reed Smoot, food, and travel. (22 pages)
Names and SubjectsReturn to Top
- Personal Names :
- Andersen, Reece--Interviews
- Greaves, Halbert S.--Interviews
- Jensen, Christian--Interviews
- Peterson, Ferdinand E.--Interviews
- Thomson, Ralph D.--Interviews
- Geographical Names :
- Sanpete County (Utah)--History
- Form or Genre Terms :
- Oral histories