Utah Humanities Research Foundation records, 1944-1954  PDF

Overview of the Collection

Creator
Utah Humanities Research Foundation
Title
Utah Humanities Research Foundation records
Dates
1944-1954 (inclusive)
Quantity
8.5 linear feet
Collection Number
MS 0044
Summary
The Utah Humanities Research Foundation records (1944-1954) contain information on cultural materials throughout Utah and neighboring regions. The foundation, funded by a grant from the Rockefeller Foundation in 1944, attempted to preserve and collect cultural materials from the area. Fellowships were granted to qualified people for study in various areas of the humanities. The results from these studies are included in the collection. Subjects covered in the collection are autobiographies, biographies, dance, drama, education, folklore, history, Indians, industry, printed materials, photography, and correspondence. Some items from the collection have been digitized and are available online.
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

The Utah Humanities Research Foundation was an organization begun in 1944 with a grant from the Rockefeller Foundation to collect and preserve cultural materials throughout Utah and neighboring regions. It began the publication of the Western Humanities Review. In 1950, Maurice Warshaw established an award for the most significant essay on the humanities to be submitted for publication to the Utah Humanities Research Foundation. The award was renewed until 1952. The Foundation also granted fellowships to qualified people for study in various areas of the humanities within the region.

Content DescriptionReturn to Top

The Utah Humanities Research Foundation records (1944-1954) contain information on cultural materials throughout Utah and neighboring regions. The first seven boxes of the collection, called the Bibliography of the Archives of the Utah Humanities Research Foundation, consist of studies resulting from various fellowships in the humanities. This bibliography was created and organized by the Foundation before being donated to the Marriott Library. It remains in its original order, although several documents were removed before being donated. The rest of the collection was created after the bibliography's publication. Thus, it is arranged separately, although the order mimics that of the previous boxes.

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Restrictions on Use

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Preferred Citation

Initial Citation: Utah Humanities Research Foundation records, MS 0044, Box [ ]. Special Collections and Archives. University of Utah, J. Willard Marriott. Salt Lake City, Utah.

Following Citations: MS 0044.

Administrative InformationReturn to Top


Detailed Description of the CollectionReturn to Top

Archives Listed in the BibliographyReturn to Top

These boxes include the manuscripts described in A Bibliography of the Archives of the Utah Humanities Research Foundation, originally published as a Bulletin of the University of Utah, Volume 38, Number 9. The bibliography is divided into categories, and box titles are based on those categories. When a box contains multiple categories, those category divisions are noted in the finding aid.

Container(s) Description Dates
Box
1
Autobiographies
This box includes typescript copies of original manuscripts. Dates indicate the years in which the original manuscripts were written.
1830-1947
Folder
1
Hector Lee; Report of the Director of the Utah Humanities Research Foundation
1947
2
A Bibliography of the Archives of the Utah Humanities Research Foundation
1944-1947
3
Captain James M Brown.; Letter describing immigrant Saints as they arrived in New Orleans
1854
4
Emily Stevens Dalton; Diary and letters
This folder includes diary entries and letters of the first wife of Edward Meeks Dalton. Edward Dalton was shot during the polygamy raids in Southern Utah in 1886.
1882-1935
5
William W. Flanagan; Diary describing developments in Zion National Park
This folder includes a excerpts from a diary recounting Flanagan's work building trails and a cable structure in the area that would later become Zion National Park.
1901
6
Charles Franklin Foster; "Highlights in the Life of Charles Franklin Foster"
This folder includes an autobiography of an early settler of St. George, Utah, and LDS missionary to Great Britain.
7
Julia Putma Foster; "Pine Valley Days"
This folder includes an account of childhood memories of one of Charles Franklin Foster's daughters.
8
Joel H. Johnson; Life of Joel H. Johnson, Utah pioneer and colonizer
This folder includes an autobiography of an early convert to the LDS Church. The account describes his missionary work, his interactions with Joseph Smith Jr., and his role in settling Parowan, Utah.
9
John E. Johnson; Early days in Utah
This folder includes an autobiography of an early settler of Sevier County, Utah, describing local happenings, community concerns about neighboring Indians, and events in Johnson's life.
1937
10
Lucy W. Kimball; An account of persecutions of the Mormons in Nauvoo
This folder includes an autobiography of one of Heber C. Kimball's wives.
11
Edward Kingsford; Autobiography and correspondence
This folder includes an autobiography and correspondence of a settler of Franklin, Idaho. Kingsford describes his conversion to the LDS Church and trek West, the Utah War, the Bear River Massacre, and other events in his life.
1894-1896
12
Platte D. Lyman; Describing exploration and colonization of San Juan County
1879-1894
13
William Marsden; Diary describing early days of Utah County
14
Catherine Nielson; Letter to her husband, Jense Nielson
This folder includes a letter describing events in Cedar City, Utah. The letter discusses sermons by LDS Church leaders, including President Woodruff, who emphasized obeying the Word of Wisdom.
1883
15
Benjamin Perkins; Cedar City and Bluff during period of polygamy
16
Joseph E. Ray; Diary describing early Millard County
17
John Lowe Sevy; Brief family history and an account of life in early southern Utah
1891-1939
18
Janet M. Smith; An early pioneer to Parowan, Utah, and Snowflake, Arizona
19
Leonora Cannon Taylor; Diary
This folder includes a diary documenting Taylor's voyage from England to the United States, her conversion to the LDS Church, and other events in her life. The bibliography describes the manuscript as a "Diary describing polygamy and early days in Utah," but this is not an accurate description of the material that Taylor discusses.
1830-1845
2
Biographies
1840-1947
Folder
1
Henry Thomas Atkins; "Life of Henry Thomas Atkins"
This folder includes a biography of a settler of Atkinville, Utah. According to the account, his parents' home in Atkinville was used to hide President Wilford Woodruff from 1884 to 1886.
2
Sarah Ann Wright Bennett; pioneer of Gentile Valley, Idaho, and Franklin, Idaho
3
John Lowe Butler; An account of persecutions of Mormons in Nauvoo and their trek westward
1932
4
Parley Butt; "Life of Parley Butt"
This folder includes a biography of an early colonizer of San Juan County, Utah, describing his parents' migration to Utah, his role in the San Juan Mission, his interactions with Indians in the region, and his life as a rancher.
5
Elizabeth Harrocks Coulam; Salt Lake City pioneer
This folder includes an account describing Coulam's journey from England to the Salt Lake Valley, the Utah War, and other events in her life.
1946
6
Hans Christian Davidson; Sanpete County pioneer
1946
7
Eliza Lewis Fish; Southern Utah and Arizona pioneer, wife of Joseph Fish
8
Robert Forster; "Short Sketch of Robert Forster's Life," colonizer and prominent citizen of Mendon, Cache Valley
1946
9
Solon Foster; L.D.S. convert and pioneer to Utah
This folder includes an account of Foster's conversion to the LDS Church and his migration from New York to Ohio, Illinois, and later Utah. He eventually settled in St. George, Utah.
1946
10
Harris Family; Brief history of Martin Harris, one of the three witnesses of the Book of Mormon, and other members of the family
1946
11
Bill Hickman; "The Destroying Angel"
This folder includes an account of the murders that a Utah pioneer carried out.
1946
12
Kumen Jones; Brief biographical sketches of prominent San Juan County people and miscellaneous thoughts
This folder includes a typescript copy of a notebook that describes Ben and Hyrum Perkins, William Adams, Joseph and Amasa Barton, James Bean Decker, and John Allan. Kumen describes his interactions with these people as well as events in his own life.
13
Jense Nielson; "Tribute by Kumen Jones to Jense Nielson," San Juan County pioneer
This folder includes brief biographical sketches of Jense Nielson and L. H. Redd written by Kumen Jones.
14
Chief Kanosh; "Chief Kanosh and Kanosh Town"
This folder includes a brief description of the life of a Pahvant Ute leader.
1930
15
Chief Kanosh; "The Friend of the White Man"
This folder includes Edith P. Robison's account of Chief Kanosh's efforts at conciliation.
1947
16
Mary M. Jones; "God Make Us Worthy of Our Ancestors," Life of a San Juan County pioneer
This folder includes an account of the life of an early settler of Bluff, Utah, and Monticello, Utah. Included in this account are descriptions of events in the region during Jones' life.
17
Annie Katrina Heinrich Jensen Moulton; Heber City pioneer
1945
18
John Murray Murdoch; "A Few Important Events in the Life of John Murray Murdoch," Heber City pioneer
This folder includes an account that describes Murdoch's journey to Utah from Scotland in 1852, the Utah War, his imprisonment for polygamy, and other events in his life. The account also describes the deaths of his mother and brother-in-law as they traveled to Utah with a handcart company in 1856.
1946
19
Rasband Family; "Rasband Family History," Heber City pioneers
1928-1941
20
Richards Family; "Patriarchal Blessings and Letters of the Richards Family"
This folder includes typescript copies of the patriarchal blessings of Willard Richards, Joseph Richards, and Joseph Smith Richards. It also includes copies of correspondence between Willard Richards and his wife, Sarah Longstroth Richards, as well as correspondence of other family members.
1840-1868
21
Janet M. Johnson Smith; Early pioneer to Parowan and Snowflake, Arizona
This folder includes a biography of the daughter of hymn writer Joel Hills Johnson.
22
Silas Smith and Mary Aikens; early Parowan pioneers who arrived in Utah in Parley's company
This folder includes an account of the lives of Joseph Smith, Sr.'s brother, Silas Smith, and his wife, Mary Aikens Smith. The account describes their conversion to the LDS Church, their migration from New York to Ohio, Illinois, and Utah, the miracle of the seagulls, and other events in their lives.
23
Eliza R. Snow
This folder includes a student's account of the life of the second general president of the Relief Society of the LDS Church. The account describes her education, her writing, her church work, her marriage as a plural wife to the Prophet Joseph Smith, and other aspects of her life.
1946
24
Eliza R. Snow
This folder includes a student's account of the life of Eliza Snow.
1946
25
Hyrum R. Spencer; Salt Lake County pioneer
This folder includes a student's account of the life of a pioneer to Magna, Utah.
1946
26
Elvira Teeples; Franklin, Idaho, pioneer
This folder includes an account describing Teeples' interactions with the Prophet Joseph Smith, the Hann's Mill Massacre, her work as a midwife, and other events in her life.
3
Cooperatives, Drama, Documents, Education, and Folklore
1858-1947
category
1
Cooperatives
Folder
1
Collection of six Equitable Cooperative Association purchase tickets for Parowan
2
United Order; "Catalogue of Property turned in to the United Order of St. George"
3
United Order; Articles of agreement and minutes of the United Order of Oak City, Millard County
1874
4
United Order; Extracts from diaries and interviews
This folder includes diary extracts and interviews describing United Order efforts in Utah and Idaho.
1867-1945
2
Drama
Folder
5
Early Day Theatricals; From notes kept by A. W. Ivins
6
Parowan; Experiences of a home dramatic group, excerpts from "Book of Remembrance"
1946
7
William R. Palmer; "Pioneer Justice," "The Council Meeting," and "Pioneer Calamity"
This folder includes skits written for the occasion of placing of a historic marker at old Fort Harmony, Utah.
1936
8
Wanda Clayton Thomas; "Vengeance Is Mine Sayeth the Lord," a tragedy in two acts
9
Playbills for plays presented by the St. George Dramatics Group
This folder includes photocopies of playbills for "False Friend," "Hidden, or Life in the South," "My Husband's Secret," "Gun Maker of Moscow," "Midnight Watch," and "Solon Shingle."
1880-1882
10
Salt Lake Home Dramatics Group; Interviews with members of the company
This folder includes interviews by C. Lowell Lees of Paul Hammer, Viola Pratt Gillette, Fred Graham, Donette Smith Kesler, Albert Edward Margetts, and John D. Spencer.
1946
11
St. George; Letters from Erastus Snow appointing Joseph Orton to home dramatics group
This folder includes typescript copies of the original manuscripts which were dated 1872.
1872
3
Documents
Folder
12
Appointments and Deeds Belonging to William Davenport of Parowan
This folder includes documents belonging to a Parowan and Iron County school teacher, school examiner, county treasurer, and newspaper publisher.
1873-1896
13
Testimonial Presented to Elder James F. Cleary
This folder includes a typescript copy of a testimonial presented to Cleary as a token of esteem by the Priesthood and Saints of the Boston Branch of the New York Conference of Latter-day Saints.
1858
14
Travel voucher for payment of mileage to Legislative Assembly
This folder includes a photocopy of the original voucher.
1863
4
Education
Folder
15
Hector Lee and Leah R. Frisby; "The Deseret Alphabet"
1947
16
"A Brief Historical Sketch of the Deseret University"
This folder includes an account presumed to be written by John R. Park.
5
Folklore
Folder
17
Anecdotes
This folder includes a miscellaneous collection that contains "Lott Smith," "Andy Martin Takes a Ride," "A Scoop," "Mormon Humor," "A J. Golden Kimball Story," "It Could Be," and "The Third Evil."
1940-1946
18
Mack J. Hunt; "Grandfather's Almanac," a student paper
This folder includes Mack Hunt's account of his grandfather's use of astrology in his farming.
1946
19
Ann Smith; "Locating Wells," a student paper
This folder includes Smith's account of the use of divination in determining the location of wells.
1946
20-21
Austin Fife and Alta Fife; Excerpts from the "Fife Mormon Collection"
These folders include excerpts from a miscellany of Utah and Idaho folklore.
22
Maralyn Winsor; "Folklore of Washington County, Utah"
23
Customs, a collection of student papers
This folder includes accounts of customs and folklore concerning courtship, marriage, and burial.
1945-1947
24
Games, a collection of student papers
This folder includes accounts describing how to play "musical chairs," "touch football," "kick the can," "wink," and "parlor games."
1946-1947
25
Games, a collection of student papers
This folder includes accounts describing how to play "run sheep run," "kick the can," "musical chair," "group jump-the-rope," "I see a bar," and "childhood games."
1945-1946
26
Games, a collection of student papers
This folder includes accounts describing how to play "fuzzy wuzzy," "guard the block," "dressing baby new year," "post office," "poker," "winter warfare," "musical chair," "going to heaven," and "a sentence game."
1945
27
Games, a collection of student papers
This folder includes accounts describing how to play "hide-and-seek," "Washington poke," "stink base," "run, sheep, run," "passing potatoes," "black jack," "the burning cork," "hide the thimble," "money on the table," "pomp-pomp-pull-away," "tag," "steal the flag," and "checkmate."
1945
28
Games, a collection of student papers
This folder includes accounts describing how to play "Washington poke," "swim tag," "wink," "cops and robbers," "kahoots," "kick-the-can," "ham, ham, chicken, ham, bacon," "beckon," and "tennis."
1945
29
Games, a collection of student papers
This folder includes accounts describing how to play "stink," "run sheepy run," "hide the thimble," "murder in the dark," "sardines," "rummy," "chalk the rabbit," "Washington poke," "carrom," and "twenty questions."
1945
30
Games
This folder includes accounts describing how to play "work and play," "the frying pan game," "wink," and other games.
1946-1947
4
Folklore
1868-1947
Folder
1
Ghost Stories, a collection of student papers
This folder includes a collection of ghost stories retold by Utah students.
1945-1946
2
Halloween Themes, a collection of student papers
This folder includes a collection of stories and anecdotes about Halloween written by Utah students.
1945-1947
3
Hunting Stories
This folder includes a collection of stories, customs, and anecdotes about hunting.
1946
4
Legends, a collection of student papers
This folder includes student essays entitled "The Lost Josephine Mine," "The Legend of the Three Nephites Among the Mormons," "The Gideanton Robbers," "The Legends of Swan Lake," "The Legendary Bad-News Cat of Washington," "John Baptiste--Grave Robber," "The Phantom Bear," "The Lady of the Lake," "The Legend of the 'Wolf'," "Manti Folklore," and "Pioneer Experiences."
1945-1946
5
Legends, a collection of student papers
This folder includes student essays entitled "Forlorn and Mysterious Gold," "Invitation to the Dance," "The Joke," "Lost Bandit," "Why the Coyote Is Timid," "Savage Love," "The Legend of Timpanogos," "An Indian Legend," "Legends heard in Childhood," "Mount Timpanogos," and "A Story of a Dream Mine."
1946
6
Faith Healing
This folder includes two accounts of people being healed by faith and one account of a pioneer miracle not related to medicine.
1946
7
Pioneer Remedies
1946
8
Beauregard Kenner; Interview regarding dream legend of Jesse Knight's Humbug Mine
This folder includes an interview about a mine in Eureka, Juab County.
1945
9
John H. Koyle; An account of his Dream Mine near Spanish Fork, Utah County
1945
10
Monster Stories
This folder includes a Deseret News article, "Bear Lake Monster," an article from The Salt Lake Semi-Weekly Herald, "Great Salt Lake: A Monster Story," and a story entitled "Washington Town."
1868-1877
11
Utah Folk Songs
This folder includes lyrics of pioneer songs and Utah folk songs including "Sioux Indians," "The Mormon Car," "The Handcart Song," and "A Song of 1857."
12
Nicknames
This folder includes essays discussing nicknames given to community members in Sanpete and Summit counties.
1938-1941
13
Place Names, a collection of student papers
This folder includes a collection of student essays describing the origins of place names in the region, including Little Zion Canyon, Hazelton, Spring City, East Mill Creek, Gunnison, the Jordan River, and Corinne.
1945-1946
14
Place Names, a collection of student papers
This folder includes a collection of student essays describing the origins of place names in the region, including Kanab, Holladay, Suicide Rock, Rock Springs, Helper, Springfield, Hurricane, Monroe, Clover, Tooele, and Santaquin.
1945
15
Place Names, a collection of student papers
This folder includes a collection of student essays describing the origins of place names in the region, including Blanding, the Hole in the Rock, Soldier Crossing, Layton, Riverton, Wanship, Dead Man's Cave, Sperry Court, Park City, Martin's Alley, Hinckley, and Kanab.
1945-1946
16
Place Names, a collection of student papers
This folder includes a collection of student essays describing the origins of place names in the region, including Salt Lake City, Death Valley, Butlerville, Star Valley, Henefer, Price, Silver Reef, Eureka, Millard County, and Fillmore.
1945
17
Bert Loper; River Lore
This folder includes "Thoughts That Come to Me in the Still Hours of the Night (Of men that travelled with me on my many trips)."
18
Supernatural Occurrences
This folder includes stories of early Utahns having supernatural experiences.
1940-1946
19
Weather Lore, a collection of student papers
1945-1946
5
History
1848-1946
Folder
1
Bunkerville, Nevada
This folder includes Juanita Brooks' account of the town's history which describes the town's settlement, an attempt to practice the United Order, the end of the United Order and distribution of property, the building of a ward house and school buildings, and other local events.
2
Cedar City; "Toasts given at the first patriotic celebration held in Iron County"
1851
3
Cedar City; "My First Impressions of Cedar City, Utah"
This folder includes a typescript copy of Foster's original manuscript.
1902
4
Ephraim; "Reminiscences of early days in Ephraim"
1945
5
Ephraim; Peterson recalls early days in Ephraim, Sanpete County
1945
6
Hanksville; "The Story of a Town," a student paper
7
Helper; "Hub of Americanism," A student paper
1946
8
Kanosh; "History of Kanosh"
9
Manti; "Reminiscences of Early Days in Manti"
1945
10
Parowan; "An Historical Record of the Company of Original Pioneers to Parowan, Utah"
This folder includes a typescript copy of a record kept by Henry Lunt listing the names of the men in the company that colonized Parowan, Utah, accounting for supplies they carried, and recounting events in each day of the journey. It also includes copies of correspondence between George Albert Smith and J. Clayton Mitchell concerning Lunt's record.
1850-1936
11
Salt Lake City; "Recollections of Early Days in Salt Lake City"
1946
12
San Juan County; Brief biographical sketches of prominent San Juan County people and miscellaneous thoughts
This folder includes a duplicate of the Kumen Jones Notebook included in box 2, folder 12.
13
San Juan County; "Early Bluff, Utah"
14
San Juan County; "Settling of San Juan County"
15
San Juan County; "San Juan Expedition"
This folder includes a typescript copy of a diary recounting the exploration and colonization of San Juan County.
1879
16
San Juan County; "History of San Juan County"
17
San Juan County; "Preface to the Writings of Kumen Jones
This folder includes a history of San Juan County, the San Juan Mission, and some biographical sketches.
18
San Juan County; "Notes Regarding the Trip Through the Hole in the Rock"
This folder includes Charles Walton, Jr.'s notes describing the San Juan Expedition and an account that he wrote entitled "Story of Indian Trouble."
19
San Juan County; "Hole in the Wall"
This folder includes an account describing the San Juan Expedition.
20
St. George; "Childhood Amusements in St. George"
This folder includes an excerpt from "The History of Joseph Downing Foster."
21
St. George; "Bits of History in the Settlement of St. George"
This folder includes a "Brief History of St. George, Utah," by Zaidee Walker Miles, that includes notes on the organization of the "Cotton Mission," experiences of Hannah Fawcett, an account of the colonization and resources of Dixie, notes on Ann Agatha Walker Pratt, and correspondence.
1848-1863
22
St. George; "Memories of St. George in Early Days"
23
St. George; "Mormon Towns and Trails Followed by Gaskell Romney, With His Parents in the 1880s and With His Children in 1941"
24
Zion National Park; "History of Zion National Park," a student paper
1946
25
Zion National Park; Notes of a Trip Over Cedar Mountains and Zion Narrows
1919
26
Education; "Early Education in Utah," a student paper
1946
27
Episcopal Churches; "The Founding of the Episcopal Churches in Utah, Idaho and Montana, and Notes on the Elected Bishops"
This folder includes an interview with Bishop Arthur W. Moulton conducted by Hector Lee.
1946
28
"The Jordan River," a student paper
1946
29
Laws; "Anti-Smoking Laws in Utah," a student paper
30-34
"Social and Economic Life," Notes and quotations from early sources
35
Social Problems; "The Mexican Immigrant in Salt Lake City Today," a student paper
1946
36
Samuel Gould; "The Mountain Meadows Massacre"
This folder includes a retelling of John Higbee's account of the Mountain Meadows massacre.
37
John L. Sevy; "Mountain Meadows Massacre"
This folder includes an interview of Sevy conducted by Leland H. Creer. Sevy describes community reactions and happenings surrounding the Mountain Meadows massacre and execution of John Lee.
1945
6
Home of Truth, Indians, Indian-White Relations, Industries, Music, and Poetry
1882-1946
category
1
Home of Truth
Folder
1
"Stranger Than Fiction," a student paper
This folder includes a student's description of the Home of Truth movement.
1946
2
Marie Ogden; Interview Regarding Home of Truth Activities, Monticello, San Juan County
1946
3
Printed matter of Home of Truth tracts
1941-1946
2
Indians
Folder
4
E.L. Black; "Life Story of Indian Chief Kanosh"
1945
5
Nedra Nickerson; "Foods of the Utah Indians," a student paper
6
William Staples; "The Early Fifties," Relating to slavery among the Indians
3
Indian-White Relations
Folder
7
Martha Meecham Burton; Reminiscences of relations with the Indians and the missions to the Indians in early Utah and Idaho history
1945
8
Edward Gibbs; Relations with the Shoshone and Washakie Ward Indians in early Utah and Idaho
1945
9
A. F. C. Green; An account of his experiences while living with Crow Indians
1946
10
Mrs. Charles W. Hill; Reminiscences relating to her father-in-law, George W. Hill, and the missions to the Indians in early Utah and Idaho history
1946
11
Joseph A. Hunt; "Story of the Polk and Posey Indian War in San Juan County, Utah"
1946
12
L. C. Larson; An account of an Indian raid on L. C. Larson and his comrades near Ephraim, Sanpete County
1914
13
Carling Malouf; A history of the Gosiute Indian relationships with the white man
1947
14
Robert Nish; Reminiscences of relations with the Indians in early Utah and Idaho history
1945
15
Betty Petersen; "The Ute Indians," Brief history of relations between Ute Indians and whites
16
Elizabeth Stevens Rogers; An account of the murder of Amasa Barton, Bluff, San Juan County
17
Jessie Sherwood; Stories revealing Indian-white relations in San Juan County
18
Frank Silvey; When San Juan County was given to the Indians
19
William Staples; "Whistling in Heaven," an account of an Indian adventure, Kanosh, Millard County
20
George M. Ward; Relations with the Shoshone and Washakie Ward Indians
This folder contains an interview of Ward which includes a reading of the journal of his father, Moroni Ward.
1945
21
Phoebe Zundel Ward; Relations with Shoshone and Washakie Ward Indians in early Utah and Idaho
1945
22
Dave Zundel; Reminiscences of relations with the Shoshone and Washakie Ward Indians in early Utah and Idaho history
1945
4
Industries
Folder
23
Flour Mills; "My Great Grandfather Chase and the History of His Mill"
This folder contains a student paper describing the life of Isaac Chase and his mill. The paper includes photographs, and scans of these photographs are included in this folder. The original photographs were transferred to the Multimedia Division of Special Collections (P0044).
1946
24
Don Briggs; "Irrigation in Utah," a student paper
1946
25
Nelson Wyman; "The Effects of Irrigation on Great Salt Lake," a student paper
1946
26
Poultry; "The Turkey Industry in Utah," a student paper
1946
5
Music
Folder
27
Donna Best; "The Tabernacle Organ," a history of its construction, new additions, and remodelings to the present time
1946
28
Mrs. Rulon Snow; "Some Musical Reminiscences of Dixie," a brief history of musical activities in Washington County
1946
6
Poetry
Folder
29
Sarah Orr Bringhurst; Collection of Poems
1899
30
Rudolph Luker; "Utah"
31
George McKenzie; "Ballad of the Walker War," and other poems
32
Robert Orr; "Address to Auld Scotland"
33
William Staples; "Whistling in Heaven," A poem about an Indian adventure
34
J. T. Whitney; "An Acrostic Poem," to James Woodward
This folder includes a typescript copy of the poem.
1882
35
Unknown; "Water Cresses"
36
Assorted Poetry
This folder includes Anderson's version of "The Mormon Car," some lines written by John R. Young, "When I Got Drunk Again," and "Ballad of Crossing the Plains."
7
Photostats and Photographs
This box includes photostat copies of original manuscripts and photographs. Dates indicate the years in which the original manuscripts were written.
1837-1904
category
1
Autobiography
Folder
1
Lars Halling; Personal history of a Mantua, Box Elder County, pioneer
1840
2
Sarah Longstroth; Letter written from Winter Quarters, Camp of Israel
This folder includes a letter describing living conditions at Winter Quarters.
1846
3
Charles C. Rich; Letter of proposal to Miss Sarah Pea
1837
4
Sarah D. Rich; Letter to her husband, Charles C. Rich
This folder includes a letter describing Indian depredations and plans for a fort at Salt Lake City.
1853
5
W. B. Richards and Joseph F. Smith; Proposal correspondence, three letters
1868
6
Brigham Young; Letter to Missionary, Isaac Groo, containing current church news
1876
7
Brigham Young; Letter to Thomas L. Kane
This folder includes a letter concerning the conduct of Johnston's Army in Utah towns and Federal mail contract.
1858
2
Biography
Folder
8
Sarah Longstroth; Patriarchal blessing by John Smith
1846
9
Willard Richards; Patriarchal blessing by John Smith
1845
10
Willard Richards; Patriarchal blessing by Joseph Smith, Sr.
1843
11
Louisa Jane Stocks; Brief family history
1896
3
Cooperatives
Folder
12
United Order; "Preamble and Articles of Agreement," Oak City Branch, Millard County
1874
4
Crafts
Folder
13
Utah Crafts; Collection of five photographs illustrating leatherwork
This folder includes scans of the photographs. The original photographs were transferred to the Multimedia Division of Special Collections (P0044).
5
Documents
Folder
14
Appointment; Commission of Briant Stringham in the Nauvoo Legion
1855
15
Deed of property by James Woodward to L. D. S. Church
In addition to a deed, this folder includes a certificate of ordination.
1843-1857
16
Deed of property to the L. D. S. Church
1857
17
Two promissory notes for Church loan to immigrants
1860
18
Stock Certificate; The Great Western Iron Company to Richard Benson
1875
19
Warehouse Voucher; Emigration Office to Anders Jensen
1863
20
Last will of Thomazin Woodward
1904
6
Drama
Folder
21
Playbills, St. George Theatrical Company
This folder includes playbills for "Midnight Watch," "Solon Shingle," and "The False Friend." It also includes newspaper pages with other advertisements.
1880-1882
7
History
Folder
22
Cabinet Post Cards
This folder includes two picture cards with commentary depicting early Mormon history.
23
Mantua; Lars J. Halling Mantua, "The Founding of Mantua"
1865
24
Mountain Meadows Massacre; Orders to Lt. G. T. Patterson to attend as military guard the execution of John D. Lee
1897
25
Ogden; Sample page of account book for Ogden City Court
1856

Archives not Listed in the BibliographyReturn to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Box
8
Autobiographies and Biographies
1846-1947
category
1
Autobiography
Folder
1
Henry W. Bigler, Life Sketch and Journal
This folder includes a typescript copy of a life sketch and a journal discussing the Mormon Church in Nauvoo, the Mormon Battalion, his work in California for Sutter, his return to Utah, and his return to California to gold mines.
1846-1850
2
Henry W. Bigler; Day Book
This folder includes a typescript copy of an account from July to September recounting his work for Sutter building roads in California after serving in the Mormon Battalion.
1848
3
Henry W. Bigler, Journal
This folder includes a typescript copy of a journal recounting a trip back to California from Great Salt Lake and his calling to serve a mission in the Sandwich Islands.
1849-1850
4
C. L. Christensen; "Leaves from the Journal of C. L. Christensen"
This folder includes a typescript copy of an account of Christiansen's conversion to the LDS Church and his involvement in settlements in southern Utah and Arizona.
5
Thomas Day, "Record of Thomas Day"
This folder includes a typescript copy of an account of Day's conversion to the LDS Church, his trip to Great Salt Lake in 1852, the Muddy Mission, and the Salmon River Mission.
6
John Pulsipher; Diary of John Pulsipher, Volume 2
This folder includes a typescript copy of a portion of a diary of an early southern Utah resident.
1874-1891
7
Ezekial Wells Cheney and Lucy Elzada Hardy Cheney; Life Stories
2
Biography
Folder
8
Abraham Day, "Biography of Abraham Day"
This folder includes a typescript copy of an account of Day's life, including his enlistment in the Mormon Battalion.
1936
9
Philip De La Mare, "The Life of Philip De La Mare"
This folder includes a typescript copy of an account describing the life of an early resident of Tooele, Utah, including his involvement in the sugar beet industry.
1908
10
William Edward Hyde, "History of William Edward Hyde"
This folder includes an account of the life of an early Monticello resident.
11
Ezekiel Johnson and Julia Hills Johnson; Brief sketch of their lives
1937
12
R. L. Woodward; Statements of R. L. Woodward
1946
13
Minnie Nielson, "Memories of Mother Minnie"
14
Caroline Jensen Holst Staalesen Olsen
This folder includes accounts of Olsen's life and stories she told about early days in Utah.
1935-1947
3
Dance
Folder
15
"Folk Dance Choreography," a student paper
1947
16
"Evolution of the Barn Dance" and "You Will Now Choose Your Partners for the Next Two-Step," student papers
1946
4
Drama
Folder
17
"Salt Lake Theatre," an interview with John D. Spencer
1946
18
"Appearances of Great Artists in Salt Lake City," a student paper
This folder contains a student paper that originally included photographs on some of the pages. This folder includes scans of those pages. The original photographs were transferred to the Multimedia Division of Special Collections (P0044).
19
"Early Day Dramatics in Iron County"
5
Education
Folder
20
"The Deseret Alphabet"
21
"The Deseret Readers"
9
Folklore
1932-1947
Folder
1
"Yours Till--A Study of Children's Autograph Rhymes in Utah"
2
"The Making of the Creche," a student paper
1946
3
"Medicine Used by the Mormon Pioneers," a student paper
1946
4
"Utah Soap Making Customs," a student paper
1946
5
"Rural Values," a student paper
This folder includes an account describing farm life and soap making.
1946
6
Folklore from St. George, Cedar City, and Washington Town
1936
7
"The Little Old Coal Shovel," a student paper
1946
8
"The Legend of the Crazy Indian," a student paper
1946
9
"Food Miraculously Replenished," a student paper
10
"Legend of the Mormon People," a student paper
1946
11
The Three Nephites, Map and Bibliography
This folder includes a bibliography and a map of Utah showing frequency of occurrences related to "Three Nephites" stories.
12-15
The Three Nephites, Stories
These folders include stories collected in Utah and neighboring states that recount visitations by "The Three Nephites."
1932-1946
16
Hector Lee; "The Three Nephites: The Characteristics of the Legend and Its Significance"
This folder includes an early draft of Lee's book, later renamed.
17
Hector Lee; The Three Nephites: The Substance and Significance of the Legend in Folklore
This folder includes the final manuscript of Lee's book.
18
"Some Aspects of American Folklore in Mining," a student paper
1947
19
Hector Lee; "Nicknames of the Ephraimites"
1948
20
"How to Get Rid of Warts" and "A Crushed Toad," student papers
1945
21
"Jackrabbits A Tall Tale," a student paper
1947
22
"Paul Bunyan in Utah"
1946
23
A. O'Donoghue; "The Lost Colony of Owl Creek"
24
A. O'Donoghue; Ancient Peoples
10
History, Indians, Industries, Printed Materials, Photostats, and Photographs
1842-1947
category
1
History
Folder
1
"History of Alta and Its Development as a Skiing Resort," a student paper
2
Green River; "History of Greenriver, Utah"
3
Manti; "History of South Sanpete: Reminiscences of Early Manti"
4
Monticello; "Blue Mountain"
1947
5
St. George; "The Lyceum Building"
1934
6
Salt Lake City; "Anderson Tower," a student paper
1946
7
San Juan County; "San Juan Expedition"
This folder includes a duplicate copy of Maggie Nielson's account included in box 5, folder 15.
1879
8
San Juan County; "Hole in the Rock"
9
"Utah Pioneers," a student paper
1946
2
Indians
Folder
10
"A True Indian Story," a student paper
11
"Lost and Found," a student paper
1946
12
"Winning the West," a student paper
1946
13
"The Close of the Indian Wars," a student paper
1946
14
"Grandfather and the Indians," a student paper
1946
3
Industries
Folder
15
"Safety Measures in Coal Mining," a student paper
1946
16
"The Mines of Little Cottonwood Canyon," a student paper
1946
4
Printed Materials
Folder
17
Promontory; Golden Spike Hotel Handbill
This folder includes a photocopy of the original handbill.
1869
18
The New Era , Number 1
This folder includes a publication of the Progressive Association of Latter-day Saints.
1916
19
St. George; Young Men's Historical Club Invitation
This folder includes a photocopy of the original invitation.
1874
20
St. George; City Council Standing Committees Handbill
This folder includes a photocopy of the original handbill.
1882
21
Salt Lake City; Woman's Co-operative Mercantile Institution Advertisement
This folder includes a photocopy of the original advertisement.
5
Photostats and Photographs
This group includes photostat copies of original manuscripts and photographs. Dates indicate the years in which the original manuscripts were written.
Folder
22
Early Maps of Utah and the West
1842-1878
23
Salt Lake Theatre Interior
This folder includes scans of photographs of the interior of the Salt Lake Theatre. The original photographs were transferred to the Multimedia Division of Special Collections (P0044).
24
Assorted Photographs
This folder includes scans of an assortment of photographs. The original photographs were transferred to the Multimedia Division of Special Collections (P0044).
25
Assorted Photostats and Photographs
This folder includes copies of photographs from negatives. The negatives were transferred to the Multimedia Division of Special Collections (P0044).
26
William H. Miller; Letter
1857
27
Ann L. Richards; Letter to her cousin, Helen
1848
Folder
28
Joseph Smith; Trial in New York
This folder includes notes, photocopies of book pages that discuss the trial, and a photocopy of a page of the Utah Christian Advocate.
1873-1886
29
Joseph Smith; Gold Digging Agreement
30
Alvin L. Gittens; Pen Sketches of University of Utah Presidents
This folder includes sketches of Joseph T. Kingsbury, John A. Widtsoe, George Thomas, and A. Ray Olpin.
31
Drawings of Buildings

Administrative MaterialsReturn to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Box
11
Collected Correspondence
This box includes family letters to a missionary in New Zealand. The names on these letters are fictitious in order to protect the family.
1881-1948
Folder
1
Ruth Louise Partridge; Letters to Harold Folland
This folder includes correspondence regarding the submission of typescript copies of letters from the Banks family. The submission is included in folders 2-11.
1947-1948
2
Charles Banks, Stan Banks, and Fan Banks; Letters to John George Banks
1885-1886
3
John George Banks; Letter to his wife, Victoria
1884
4
Stella Banks; Letter to Victoria Banks
1885
5
Letters to John George Banks from his mother, father, and sister, Fan
1885
6
Letters to John George Banks from his father and mother
1885-1886
7
Letters to John George Banks and his wife from his mother, father, and sister, Fran
1886-1887
8
John George Banks; Correspondence with his wife, Victoria, and his sister-in-law, Lou
1881-1885
9
Victoria Banks; Letters to her husband, John George Banks
1886
10
Victoria Banks; Letters to her husband, John George Banks
1886
11
J. P. Barton; Letters to his sons, Amasa and Joseph
This folder includes letters one of which was written from the Utah Penitentiary.
1886-1887
12
Western Humanities Review Correspondence
1947-1954
Folder
1
Correspondence regarding an article by H.E. Childs
This folder includes correspondence between Bernard De Voto, Harold W. Bentley, and H.E. Childs regarding an article entitled "Emily Dickinson, Spinster."
1949-1950
2
Correspondence regarding articles by Dale L. Morgan
1949-1952
3
Correspondence regarding a chapter by Wallace Stegner
This file includes correspondence between Stegner, Houghton Mifflin Company, Harold Bentley, and Don D. Walker regarding a request to reprint a chapter on plateau country place names published in the Western Humanities Review.
1953
4-5
Correspondence requesting articles for publication
1947-1954
6-7
Correspondence requesting book reviews for publication
1948-1953
8-11
General publication correspondence
1947-1953
13
General Materials
1944-1950
Folder
1
Hector Lee; Report of the Director of the Utah Humanities Research Foundation
This folder includes a duplicate of the report included in box 1, folder 1.
1947
2
Brochures, research materials, and general information
1944-1948
3
President's Progress Report
4
Newsletters, Volume 1, Numbers 1-7
1945-1946
5
"Index to a Systematic Division of the Swedish Folklore Archives"
This folder includes an index that was used as a model in organizing the manuscripts collected by the Utah Humanities Research Foundation.
6
Western Humanities Review Publication materials
This folder includes cover proofs, correspondence, and other materials related to printing the publication.
1949-1950
7
Utah Humanities Review Book reviews
This folder includes manuscripts of book reviews.
8
Manuscript and proof
This folder includes a manuscript and a proof of volume 1, number 1.
1947
9
Manuscript
This folder includes a manuscript of volume 1, number 2.
14
Warshaw Essay Contest
1950-1953
Folder
1
Contest aims, rules, and advertising materials
1950-1952
2-4
Contest correspondence
1951-1953
5-7
Contest judging materials
1950-1952

Oversized MaterialsReturn to Top

Container(s) Description
Box
15
Moses Thatcher Broadside

Names and SubjectsReturn to Top

  • Subject Terms :
  • Folklore--Utah
  • Mormon Church--History--Sources
  • Personal Names :
  • De Voto, Bernard Augustine,1897-1955
  • Morgan, Dale Lowell,1914-1971
  • Stegner, Wallace Earle,1909-1993
  • Corporate Names :
  • Western humanities review
  • Geographical Names :
  • Utah--History--Sources
  • Utah--Social life and customs--Sources
  • Form or Genre Terms :
  • Articles
  • Biographies
  • Business records
  • Correspondence
  • Galley proofs
  • Histories
  • Manuscripts for publication