Alan K. Engen papers, 1840-2010  PDF  XML

Overview of the Collection

Creator
Engen, Alan K.
Title
Alan K. Engen papers
Dates
1840-2010 (inclusive)
Quantity
58.75 linear feet
Collection Number
ACCN 1601
Summary
The Alan K. Engen papers (1840-2010) contain drafts and research for Engen's 1998 book For the Love of Skiing: A Visual History. Engen is the son of Alf and Evelyn Engen, Utah ski pioneers. He was a member of the University of Utah ski team, and had an extensive career as a competitive skier. Currently he is director of skiing at the Alta ski resort in Utah and president of the Alf Engen Ski Museum. The collection also includes material related to various aspects of Alf Engen's life, including articles, meeting minutes, press releases, pamphlets, correspondence, and business records relating to the Alf Engen Ski School, the Alf Engen Company, the Alf Engen Museum, Alta Ski Area, the Deseret News Ski School, and other ski-related topics. A few oversize scrapbooks detailing the history of skiing 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, Norwegian


Content DescriptionReturn to Top

The Alan K. Engen papers (1840-2010) contain drafts and background information related to the publication of Engen's book For the Love of Skiing: A Visual History. The collection begins with Engen's draft book prospectus, continues with several draft versions of the work originally titled "Destiny to Fly," and is completed with a folder containing correspondence and other materials related to the final production of the published work. Several of the drafts contain handwritten or typed comments which show the growth and transformation of the book from concept to final version. Much of the draft material was reviewed by Greg Thompson; Engen's notes and the editor's correspondence to Thompson reflect the collaborative effort behind the book's creation. Additional correspondence between Mr. Engen, editors, reviewers, and others offer insight into the diversity of interest in the book, as well as the complexity of its publishing history. This material was donated by Alan Engen in 1998.

The 2012 and 2013 addendums of the Alan K. Engen papers contain correspondence, subject files, and other historical materials pertaining to the history of the Engen family, Utah ski history, and ski history in general.

A few oversize scrapbooks detailing the history of skiing have been digitized and are available online.

Use of the CollectionReturn to Top

Restrictions on Use

The library does not claim to control copyright for all materials in the collection. An individual depicted in a reproduction has privacy rights as outlined in Title 45 CFR, part 46 (Protection of Human Subjects). For further information, please review the J. Willard Marriott Library’s Use Agreement and Reproduction Request forms.

Preferred Citation

Collection Name, Collection Number, Box Number, Folder Number. Special Collections, J. Willard Marriott Library, The University of Utah.

Administrative InformationReturn to Top

Acquisition Information

Boxes 1-3 were donated in 1998 (1.5 linear feet).

Box 4 was donated in 2001 (0.25 linear feet)

Boxes 5-34 and tubes 35-36 were donated in 2004 (20 linear feet).

Box 37-39 were donated in 2005 (1.5 linear feet).

Boxes 40-42 were donated in 2006 (3 linear feet).

Boxes 43-74 were donated in 2010 (16 linear feet).

Boxes 74-89, 109-110 were donated in 2012 (8.5 linear feet).

Boxes 90-108 were donated in 2013 (9 linear feet).

Boxes 109-110 were donated in 2014.

Boxes 111-115 were donated in 2015.

Separated Materials

Photographs were transferred to the Multimedia Division of Special Collections (P0413).

See also the Karl Maeser and Valeria Cheney Pack papers (ACCN 1993) located in the Manuscripts Division of Special Collections.

Processing Note

Processed by Louis Bettini, Peter Goodro, Samuel Passey, Elizabeth Rogers, and Michael Bills in 2002-2014.

Addendum processed by Betsey Welland in 2015.

Related Materials

Forms part of the Utah Ski Archives.


Detailed Description of the CollectionReturn to Top

Destiny to FlyReturn to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Box Folder
1 1
Draft Book Prospectus
The draft prospectus for the book, Destiny to Fly contains information on intent, chapter contents, speculation on the importance of the work, marketing suggestions, and Mr. Engen's personal thoughts.
1997
1 2
Draft Revision
The draft revision Destiny to Fly dated 8-6-96 contains a handwritten note from Mr. Engen to Dr. Gregory Thompson on the title page.
1996
1 3-4
Draft Revision
The draft revision Destiny to Fly dated March 16, 1997 is accompanied by a letter from Mr. Engen to Dr. Thompson dated March 17, 1997. Also included is the contribution agreement between Mr. Engen and the Alf Engen Ski Museum Foundation specifying proceeds distribution.
1997
1 5-6
Draft Revision
The draft revision Destiny to Fly dated April 30, 1997 includes a handwritten note from Mr. Engen to Dr. Thompson.
1997
2 1
Draft Revision
The draft revision Destiny to Fly has no date; the copyright page shows: 1995 by Marker Masters Books.
1995
2 2-3
Draft Revision
The draft revision Destiny to Fly has no date; the box cover reads: "3/5 Shelly Hunt".
2 4
Draft Revision
The partial draft revision Destiny to Fly has no date; the pages show style and editorial changes.

For the Love of Skiing MaterialsReturn to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Box Folder
2 5
Draft
Dated June 4, 1998, a letter from Linda Nimori, editor at Gibbs Smith Publisher, to Dr. Thompson indicating that the accompanying draft is a "final edit" titled For the Love of Skiing: A Visual History.
1998
2 6
Draft Revision
The draft revision with no date contains handwritten comments; the title on the copyright page reads: >For the Love of Skiing: From Dreams to Olympic Rings, Utah's Story."
3 1
Draft
1998
3 2-3
Final Layout: For the Love of Skiing: A Visual History
1998
3 4
Various Correspondence
Letters of support, editorial suggestion, and review for the book (title varies) are included here, as are documents regarding publishing costs and a sample book jacket. A photocopy of the signed testimonial of support from Alf Engen, Sverre Engen, and Corey Engen is included in this folder.
1997-1998

Subject FilesReturn to Top

This addendum (1965-1998) contains articles, meeting minutes, press releases, booklets and other materials pertaining to the Alf Engen Ski School, the Alf Engen Museum, the Deseret News Ski School, and Mr. Engen's book For the Love of Skiing: A Visual History.

Container(s) Description Dates
Box Folder
4 1
Draft Narratives, Meeting Minutes, Press Releases
4 2
Ruth Rogers Altaman Interview and Related Items
4 3
Alf Engen Ski School Booklets, Sports Illustrated
1957
4 4
Otto Lang, Correspondence,
1998

Newspaper Clippings and Ski Equipment Technical PublicationsReturn to Top

This addendum (1930-2004) contains a series of scrapbooks entitled "Skiing a Historical Snapshot" as well as, correspondence, materials pertaining to the Alf Engen Ski School, the Alf Engen Museum, the Deseret News Ski School, and Mr. Engen's book First Tracks: A Century of Skiing in Utah.

Container(s) Description Dates
Box Folder
5 1
Newspaper Clippings - Skiing
1930-1939
5 2
Newspaper Clippings - Skiing
1940-1949
5 3
Newspaper Clippings - Skiing
1950-1951
5 4
Newspaper Clippings - Skiing
1960-1969
5 5
Newspaper Clippings - Skiing
1970-1979
5 6
Newspaper Clippings - Skiing
1980-1989
5 7
Newspaper Clippings - Skiing
1991-1999
5 8
Newspaper Clippings - Skiing
2000-2005
5 9
Newspaper Clippings - Skiing
5 10-13
Ski Equipment Technical Publications
1980s

Subject FilesReturn to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Box Folder
6 1-2
Alta Ski Resort
1994-1996
6 3
Book Publicity Materials
1998-2001
6 4
Correspondence
Correspondents include the following people: Verena Ballif, Ian Ferguson, Rita Kogstad, Mike Korologos, Morten Lund, Linda Numori, Salt Lake Organizing Committee, Team 2002, United States Ski Association, Wilson, Ted.
1987-2004
6 5
Deseret News Ski School
1945-2000
6 6
Ecker Hill
1930-1939
6 7
Alf Engen
1930-1960
6 8
Barbara Engen
1990-1999
6 9
National Ski Congress Portfolio
1976
6 10
Newsletters
1970-1980
6 11
Mit Romney
2001
6 12
Ski Preparation and Ski Racing
This folder includes a rough and final draft of a pamphlet written by Alf and Alan Engen entitled, "An Approach to Ski Preparation and Ski Racing." This pamphlet was used in conjunction with ski classes taught by the Engens.
1992
6 13
Skiing Merit Badge Book
1953
6 14
ULLR - God of Skiing
1959
6 15
Utah Sports Hall of Fame Honorees
1996
6 16
Western Medical Association Directory
1965

United States Ski Association (USSA) MaterialsReturn to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Box Folder
7 1
USSA - Certificate of Participation
1980
7 2-4
USSA - Alpine Officials Manual
1983
7 5
USSA - Alpine Masters Handbook
1987-1989
7 6
USSA - Alpine Masters Handbook
1991
7 7
USSA - Alpine Officials Directory
1991
7 8-9
USSA - Rules and Regulations
7 10
USSA - Alpine Officials Directory
1993
7 11
USSA - Technical Delegate Packet
1993-1994
7 12
United States Ski Team - Alpine Training Manual
1979
7 13
International Ski Competition Rules Book IV
1988

Ski Tracks upon the WasatchReturn to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Box Folder
8 1
Destiny to Fly - Draft
1996
8 2-3
Ski Tracks upon the Wasatch - Image Thumbnails
2000
8 4
Ski Tracks upon the Wasatch - A Chronology of Significant Utah Ski Events
1862-2000
8 5
Ski Tracks upon the Wasatch - Draft
8 6
Ski Tracks upon the Wasatch - Handwritten Notes
1999

First Tracks A Century of Skiing in UtahReturn to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Box Folder
9 1-4
First Tracks - Earlier drafts
2001
9 5
First Tracks - Cover Proof Sheet
2001
9 6
First Tracks - Draft Preface and Introduction
2001
9 7-12
First Tracks - Later drafts
2001
9 13
First Tracks - Outline
2001
9 14
First Tracks - Image Caption List
2001
9 15
First Tracks - Book Review from Park City Magazine
2001
9 16
First Tracks - Photo Layout
2001
9 17
First Tracks - Draft - Introduction

Salt Lake Winter Olympic GamesReturn to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Box Folder
10 1
Salt Lake Winter Olympics - Venue Pocket Guide
2002
10 2
Salt Lake Winter Olympics - Ski Jumping Team Captain's Manual
2002
10 3
Salt Lake Winter Olympics - Official Spectator Guide
2002
10 4
Salt Lake Winter Olympics - Olympic Transportation Guide
2002
10 5
Salt Lake Winter Olympics - Volunteer Application
2002
10 6-10
Salt Lake Winter Olympics -Team 2002 Materials
2002

Joe Quinney Winter Sports Center and Alf Engen Ski Museum MaterialsReturn to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Box Folder
11 1
Alf Engen Ski Museum Campaign Materials
1989-1995
11 2
Alf Engen Ski Museum - Preliminary Programming
1995
11 3
Alf Engen Ski Museum - Cost Proposal by Edwards and Daniels Architects
1997
11 4
Joe Quinney Center for Winter Sports - Schematic Design
1999
11 5
Joe Quinney Center for Winter Sports - Alf Engen Ski Museum - Draft Texts and Scripts
2000
11 6
Joe Quinney Center for Winter Sports - Alf Engen Ski Museum - Content Outline
2000
11 7
Joe Quinney Center for Winter Sports - Alf Engen Ski Museum - Interactive Scripts
2000
11 8
Joe Quinney Center for Winter Sports - Alf Engen Ski Museum - Graphic Schedule
2000
11 9
Joe Quinney Center for Winter Sports - Alf Engen Ski Museum - Revised Text Part One
2000
11 10
Joe Quinney Center for Winter Sports - Alf Engen Ski Museum - Content and Graphics Program
2000
11 11-13
Alf Engen Ski Museum - Academy Studios - Design Estimates
2001
11 14
Alf Engen Ski Museum - Skimeister Newsletter
2003
12 1
Alf Engen Ski Museum - Graphics Proof Booklet
1999-2001
12 2
Alf Engen Ski Museum - Design Development
2000
12 3
Alf Engen Ski Museum - Interim progress set final design phase
2000
12 4
Alf Engen Ski Museum - Final Design
2000
12 5
Alf Engen Ski Museum - Exhibit Plan Key
2001
12 6
Alf Engen Ski Museum - Exhibit Schematics
2001
12 7
Alf Engen Ski Museum - Concept Booklet
2003
13 1
Joe Quinney Winter Sports Center - Site Plan
undated
13 2
Joe Quinney Winter Sports Center - pre-schematic concepts
1998
13 3
Joe Quinney Winter Sports Center - schematic design
1999
13 4
Joe Quinney Winter Sports Center - graphic design
2000
13 5
Joe Quinney Winter Sports Center - design development
2000
13 6
Joe Quinney Winter Sports Center - graphics final design
2000
13 7
Joe Quinney Winter Sports Center - design plan
1999-2002
13 8
Campaign for the Joe Quinney Winter Sports Center
2002

ManuscriptReturn to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Box
14
For the Love of Skiing Printer's Proof
This box contains a finalized manuscript copy of For the Love of Skiing
1998

Artwork collected by Alan EngenReturn to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Box Folder
15 1
Illustration of a Ski Turn
15 2
Cartoon drawing of a downhill skier
15 3
Utah's Skimeister Alf Engen
This piece of artwork first appeared in the Deseret News in 1973. It highlights the achievements of the Deseret News Ski School in its first twenty-five years. The sketching is signed Chasnik.
1973
15 4
"Kombi Kit" design and artwork by Alan Engen
1959
15 5
Alf Engen Ski Waxes advertisement
1970s
15 6
Brede Seil over Nordsjogaar
This pencil sketch depicts a Viking Ship on the ocean. It is signed "September 18 [19]40 Jos. A. F. Everett."
1940

General MaterialsReturn to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Box
16
Alan Engen Scrapbook
This scrapbook highlights many of the skiing events and competitions that Alan's father, Alf Engen, was involved in. The scrapbook consists of newspaper clippings from The Deseret News and The Salt Lake Tribune.
1946-1949
17
Alan Engen Scrapbook
This scrapbook focuses on the development of skiing and ski jumping that the Engen family was directly involved with.
1930-1950
18
Newspapers
This box contains copies of The Deseret News and The Salt Lake Tribune collected by Alan Engen during the 2002 Winter Olympic Games held in Salt Lake City, Utah.
2002
19
For the Love of Skiing first proof
This box contains the first proof of For the Love of Skiing sent to Alan Engen by Gibbs-Smith Publishers on 27 July 1998.
1998
20
Alf Engen large sketch
This sketch entitled, "Alf Engen jumper, racer, coach, teacher & director who taught us about skiing. You helped us establish our roots and inspired us. We offer our thanks, gratitude and respect...4th Annual Veteran Ski Instructors' Reunion December 14, 1991 Park City, Utah" depicts Alf Engen as a young man.
1991
21
Skiing a Historical Snapshot - Ski History
Boxes 21-33 contain a series of ski history scrapbooks entitled, "Skiing a Historical Snapshot" that Alan Engen prepared. In this first volume of the scrapbook, Engen traces the mythological and historical origins of skiing until the modern era of skiing begins. Engen's goal was to document as completely as possible the entire history and development of skiing. While references are made to international events through newspaper clippings, the scrapbooks focus mostly on skiing events that occurred in and around the Intermountain West.
1930-1936
22
Skiing a Historical Snapshot - Ski History
1937-1939
23
Skiing a Historical Snapshot - Ski History
1940-1946
24
Skiing a Historical Snapshot - Ski History
1947-1948
25
Skiing a Historical Snapshot - Ski History
1949-1953
26
Skiing a Historical Snapshot - Ski History
1954-1960
27
Skiing a Historical Snapshot - Ski History
1961-1968
28
Skiing a Historical Snapshot - Ski History
1969-1978
29
Skiing a Historical Snapshot - Ski History
1979-1989
30
Skiing a Historical Snapshot - Ski History
1990-1995
31
Skiing a Historical Snapshot - Ski History
1996-1999
32
Skiing a Historical Snapshot - Ski History
2000-2002
33
Skiing a Historical Snapshot - Ski History
2003-2004

PostersReturn to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
tube item
35 1
Internationally Famous Northland Ski
35 2
Bevner Obevland Schweiz
35 3
Woman in Red Scarf by Hernert Levpik
35 4
Great American Ski Chase
1983
36 1
Preserve Skiing's Heritage
36 2
Salt Lake's Cottonwood Resorts
36 3
Challenge Summer Camp at Alta, Utah
36 4
Alta, Utah
1938
36 5
University of Utah NCAA Ski Team
This poster features the autographs of the members of the 1999 University of Utah NCAA Ski Team.
1999

Articles by Alan K. EngenReturn to Top

These articles were written by Alan K. Engen and included in his scrapbooks series, "Skiing: A Historical Snapshot" He prepared this text to describe many of the important pictures and documents included in his scrapbooks. The articles are arranged alphabetically by title. Dates are given only if specified within the article. The majority of these articles are no more than three pages in length.

Container(s) Description Dates
Box Folder
37 1
A Brief History of Certification Certificated and Pins used in the Intermountain Region
37 2
A Brief History of Collecting Ski Stamps in America
37 3
A Brief History of Early Ski Jumping in Norway
37 4
A Brief History of Early Ski Teaching in the Intermountain Region
37 5
A Brief History of the Alf Engen Ski Waxes
37 6
A Brief History of the Biathlon and Utah's Bill Spencer
37 7
A Brief History of Jackson Hole's Early Ski History
37 8
An Early History of the Alf Engen Ski School
37 9
A Look Back at Utah Women's Ski Racing
1938
37 10
A Significant Day in the Timeline of the Building of the Joe Quinney Winter Sports Center and the Alf Engen Ski Museum
37 11
A Utah Transitional Ski Bridge: The University of Utah Ski Team
37 12
A Written Snapshot of What the World of Skiing was like
1930s
37 13
Adrian and Emilie Segil: One of Alta's Best Known Brother and Sister Ski Personalities
37 14
Alf Engen: Ski Meister of the 20th Century
37 15
Alf Engen sends a letter to Albert Sigal, chairman of the U.S. Olympic Committee
37 16
Alf-isms as told to Alan Engen
37 17
Alf and Evelyn Engen take a side trip to Norway following the Winter Olympic Games
1948
37 18
Alf Engen's Sun Tan Lotion and Ski Lacquer
37 19
Alf watched his watches go to special members of his family
37 20
Alf meets Santa Claus...or was it the other way around
37 21
America loses one of its all-time finest alpine ski racers
37 22
Anders Haugen: America's first Skiing Olympic Medalist
37 23
Alta Cup returns to Utah
37 24
Alta ski history personality: Mrs. Bertha Howard
37 25
Another group of, "Wasatch Walkers" The "U" Hiking Club
37 26
Aerial Freestyle - A Utah Contribution
37 27
Axel Andresen: Utah Ski Pioneer
37 28
Birth of the National Ski Museum
37 29
Brief History of the Alf Engen Ski Museum
37 30
Brief History of the Intermountain Ski Hall of Fame
37 31
Brief Comment about Otto Lang
1946-1947
37 32
Brief overview of the Utah Ski Racing Training Groups
37 33
Brighton, Utah: A brief Historical Overview
37 34
Casper Oimoen and Alf Engen: A parallel of life experiences
37 35
Change: A personal perspective
37 36
Confessions of a definitely older...and hopefully wiser ski participant
37 37
Controversial issue concerning the founding of The Deseret News Ski School
37 38
Deseret News Ski School fifty years old and still going strong
37 39
Dick and Miggs Durrance move to Alta
37 40
Dick Simon: A true daredevil
37 41
Dueling Banjos: Do Unto Others
37 42
Dry Canyon: Utah's First Ski Jumping Site
37 43
Ecker Hill: A Utah Ski Legacy
37 44
Early History of the National Ski Patrol System
37 45
Engen Brothers and their wives donate property for the Alta Bypass Road
37 46
Errol Flynn Comes to Alta
37 47
Facts about Norway
37 48
Father of the Modern Powder Skiing Technique
37 49
Fifty Years old Ski School Going Strong
37 50
First Ski Areas to Use Chair Lifts in the West
37 51
Frank "Buck" Sasaki: Utah Ski Lift Operations Pioneer
37 52
Fred Speyer, Manager of Alta Ski Lifts Company Retires and Charles "Chic" Morton Named to Replace Him
37 53
Fridtjof Nansen: A man who had significant influence on modern skiing
37 54
George H. Watson: Portrait of a Utah Ski Pioneer
37 55
Harold Goodro: A Mountain Man for all Seasons
37 56
How Alta Became a Recreational Ski Area
37 57
Initial Vision of the Alf Engen Ski Museum
37 58
Intermountain Skiing
1940s
37 59
Intermountain Ski Instructors Association Reorganizes
1971
37 60
Jim Gaddis: Outstanding Athlete...and Lifetime Personal Friend to Alan Engen
37 61
Jimmy Griffith: Promising Young Racing Star Looses His Life as a Result of a Skiing Injury
37 62
John Bower Inducted into the U.S. National Ski Hall of Fame in Ishpeming, Michigan
1969
37 63
Landes Memorial Ski Jump
37 64
Link Between the Utah Ski Archives and the Alf Engen Ski Museum Foundation
37 65
Mel Dalebout: American Ski Boot Maker
37 66
Minot, North Dakota
37 67
Norwegian Legend: Ullr and Skade
37 68
One of the Intermountain Region's Sad Stories Regarding Olympic Ski Participation
37 69
One Trophy: Two Histories
37 70
Parting Comments as it relates to A Century of Skiing in Utah
2004
37 71
Professional Ski Instructors of America, PSIA
37 72
Reflections of a Hero
37 73
Remembering the Past
37 74
Robert M. Barrett
37 75
Sad Ending for a Top Professional Ski Jumper
37 76
Senior Skier Programs in the Intermountain Region
37 77
Several Short Tales of Funny Incidents Involving The Ski School at Alta
37 78
Ski Films
1940s
37 79
Ski Huts in Utah: A brief history
37 80
Ski Jumping Champions...A Flash Back in History
37 81
Ski Jumping Comes to America
37 82
Ski Movies
1940s
37 83
Ski, Skee or She?
37 84
Skiing as I remember
37 85
"Summer Snow" A Utah Produced Idea
1950s
37 86
Suzie Skinner and Ruth Rogers Altmann - Inspirational Ladies of the Wasatch
37 87
Suzy Harris Rytting Ousted from the U.S. Winter Olympic Ski Team for becoming Pregnant
1952
38 1
The 1940s - Transition Years
38 2
The 1949 U.S. National Ski Jumping Championship - The Last Major Tournament Held at Ecker Hill
1949
38 3
The Alan Engen Pick at the two all-time winners of the "What Not To Do" in ski competition
38 4
The Alta Torchlight Parade - A Brief History
38 5
The Art of Gelande Jumping
38 6
The Collins Chairlift - A brief history
38 7
The Emma Mine History
38 8
The First Ski Tournament for Alan Engen - A Remembrance
38 9
The Forgotten Alta Ski Lift
38 10
The Glory Years...Utah's Ski Jumping History
38 11
The Jill Kinmont Injury: One of Ski Racings Unfortunate Accidents
38 12
The Late Senator Robert F. Kennedy's Last Visit to Alta
1968
38 13
The Mount Olympus Ski Club
38 14
The Old American Ski Jumping Hills
38 15
The Powder Meisters
38 16
The "Real" First National Gelande Champion - Professional Class
38 17
The Skiing Miller Family From Ogden, Utah
38 18
The "Snow Cup" Race
38 19
The Solitude Ski Jump Plans
38 20
The Snowpine Lodge - Alta's Link with the Past
38 21
The Town of Alta
1870s
38 22
The year that Timp Haven became Sundance
38 23
Then and Now
38 24
Trivia fact to start out the 1949 year scrapbook with
38 25
U of U Ski Team looses a second skier in a downhill ski race
38 26
Utah film "Margy of the Wasatch"
38 27
Utah's outstanding ski racing volunteers
1940-1960
38 28
What is CISM?
38 29
Winterstick - one of America's first snowboards
38 30
Winter warfare training of the 503rd Parachute Battalion ar Alta, Utah

Destiny to Fly and For the Love of Skiing drafts and notesReturn to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Box Folder
39 1
Press Release: Skiing Utah from Rocks to Rings
1998
39 2
Draft Revision - For the Love of Skiing
1998
39 3
Book Prospectus and associated notes for "Destiny to Fly"
1996
39 4
Destiny to Fly - Early Draft
1995
39 5-6
Destiny to Fly - Later Draft
1998
39 7-14
Interviews conducted for Destiny to Fly
Included these folders are information sheets from interviews that Alan Engen Conducted. The information sheets and accompanying materials are arranged alphabetically by the last name of the interviewee. The interviewees include: John Bower, Jim Gaddis, Harold Goodro, Pat Miller, Dick Movitz, Suzy Harris Ryting, Bill Leavitt, and Bill Spencer. Engen conducted each interview in 1996. Summaries of oral interviews are provided, however there are no complete transcripts of the interviews.
1996
39 15
Materials from Alan Engen's Induction to the U.S. National Ski Hall of Fame
Engen gathered the materials within this folder while in Ishpeming, Michigan; as he attended a ceremony, held 28 January 2005, celebrating his induction into the United States National Ski Hall of Fame. Included in this folder are notes from his acceptance speech, newspaper articles about the event, and a program from the Thirty-second Annual Induction Ceremony of the U.S. National Ski Hall of Fame.
2005

Ski History ResearchReturn to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Box Folder
40 1
Badges, Buttons
40 2
Event Handouts and Schedules
40 3
Clippings
1970-1990
40 4
Newsletters
1980-1990
40 5
Skiing Greats
This folder contains photocopies of portraits of various skiing greats. Much of this material can also be found in boxes 21-33.

Oversized MaterialsReturn to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Box Folder
41 1
"Alta: A People's Story" Galley Proofs
41 2
Painting of a Mountain Top Community
Artist's signature is illegible.
tube item
42 1
Froiseth's Map of Little Cottonwood Mining District and Vicinity
This is an undated reprint of the original.
1873
42 2
Poster- Skier Executing a Turn

U.S. International Ski Hall of Fame PresentationsReturn to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Box Folder
43 1
Intermountain Ski Hall of Fame - How It Began
2002-2006
43 2-3
U.S. National Ski Hall of Fame Inc.
2004-2006
43 4
Alta's National Ski Hall of Fame Personalities
43 5
Alan Engen and Jim Gaddis Presentation: "Reflections on Ski Competition"

Professional Skiers MaterialsReturn to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Box Folder
44 1
Newsletters
1980-1993
44 2
Nordic Track Training Program
44 3
Professional Ski Instructors of America Intermountain Division
1993
44 4
Ski Waxing and Tuning Printed Material
1988
44 5
USSA Masters Ski Competition Documents
1991

Ski Instructors Manual and the Joe Quinney Center for Winter SportsReturn to Top

Container(s) Description
Box Folder
45 1-3
Ski Instructors Manual with Printed Material
45 4-5
Joe Quinney Center for Winter Sports

Skiing History PresentationReturn to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Box Folder
46 1
Intermountain Amateur Ski Association
1946-2007
46 2-3
The Alta Historical Society Salutes Alta's 70th Season
46 4-5
International Skiing History Association
2003

The Alf Engen Ski Museum DocumentsReturn to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Box Folder
47 1
Alf Engen Ski Museum Proposal
1996
47 2
Museum Accreditation Criteria and Characteristics
47 3
Museum Business Plan
1998-1999
47 4
Sweeney Fund Raising
1998-1999
47 5
Meeting Agendas
1994-2000
47 6-7
The Alf Engen Ski Museum Foundation Correspondence
1994-2000
48 1-2
Alf Engen Ski Museum Scrapbook
1997-1998
48 3-4
Ski Competition Records and Related Ski History Information
1946-2000

Book Draft and Academy Studio DocumentsReturn to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Box Folder
49 1-3
First Tracks, A Century of Skiing in Utah, Draft
49 4-5
Utah Winter Sports Park at Bear Hollow, Academy Studio
1997-2001

Professional Ski School MaterialsReturn to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Box Folder
50 1
Alf Engen Ski School Printed Material
1972-2000
50 2
Professional Ski Instructors of America Newsletters and Printed Material
1972
50 3
Deseret News Ski School Articles
1972-1987
50 4
Skiing As I Remember Materials
50 5
Alf Engen Photos
Photocopies.
50 6
Professional Ski Instructors of America Intermountain Hall of Fame
2004

Skiing Subject FilesReturn to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Box Folder
51 1
Alta Articles
1986
51 2
Alta Cup Photos
1986
51 3
Alta Historical Society Materials
1969
51 4
Alta Historical Society Materials
1997
51 5
Alta History File
1946-1998
51 6
Alta Ski Resort History Articles
1994-2003
51 7
American Ski Trophy
51 8
Paul Barton
2002-2003
51 9
Mason Beekley
1995-2001
51 10
Gretchen Besser
2008
51 11
Junior Bonous
1991-2005
51 12
Mel DaleBoot
2004-2005
51 13
Deseret Ski School 50th Year Celebration
1997
51 14
Dick Durrance
1947-1984
52
Subject Files A-L
1848-2009
Folder
53 1
James J Laughlin
53 2
Bill Levit
2003-2009
53 3
Morten Lund
1980
53 4
Marriott Library Functions
1998-2002
53 5
Barney McLean
1947
53 6
Marvin Melville
2001-2005
53 7
Earl Miller
2001-2002
53 8
Pat Miller
2000-2001
53 9
Warren Miller
53 10
J.D. Moffat
2004
53 11
Dick Movitz
1982
53 12
National Ski Hall of Fame Consideration
1989-2004
53 13
National Ski Hall of Fame Personalities
1991-1992
53 14
Sondre Norheim
53 15
Norway Heritage File
2002
53 16
Norsenan Ski Jump Clipping
1952
53 17
Casper Oimoen
2004
53 18
Olympics
1948
53 19
Olympics File
1994-1995
53 20
2002 Winter Olympics Bid
53 21
One Trophy, Two Histories
54
Subject Files P - Z
1883-2008

CorrespondenceReturn to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Box
55
Correspondence
1930-2001
Folder
56 1
Forest Service Ski Correspondence
1937-1939
56 2
Forest Service Ski Correspondence
1940-1948
56 3
Business Correspondence
1939-1947
56 4
Mineral King Correspondence
1947-1948
56 5
Mt. Baldy News Articles and Correspondence
1997

Alf Engen MaterialsReturn to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Box Folder
57 1
Alf Engen Biographical Documents
57 2
Alf Engen Chronology
1988
57 3
Early Articles with Correspondence
1941-1946
57 4
Skiing Background of Alf Engen
57 5
Alf Engen… Ski Master of the Twentieth Century
57 6
Life Chronology: Alf Marinius Engen (by Alan K. Engen)
57 7
"Alfisms" as told to Alan Engen
57 8
Engen Ephemera
57 9
Engen Genealogy
57 10
"Alf Engen, An American Ski Legend"
57 11
Alf Engen Printed Material
57 12
Alf Engen Testimonial Dinner
1981
57 13
Skiing As I Remember by Alf M. Engen
1989
57 14
Alf Engen Ski Trophies and Ski Social Hall of Fame
1995-2000
57 15
The Alf Engen Ski School
2003

Engen Family MaterialsReturn to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Box Folder
58 1
Alan Engen Biographies, Certificates, and Printed Material
1957-2001
58 2
Distinguished Military Graduate
1963
58 3
Anton Engen
58 4
Corey Engen
1948-1973
58 5
Cory Engen Scrapbook
1934-1948
58 6
Evelyn P. Engen
1937-2008
58 7
John Engen
1961
58 8
Martha Engen
58 9
Sverre Engen
1945-2008
58 10
The Engen Bell and One Hundred Treasures of Utah
1989

Alan Engen MaterialsReturn to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Box Folder
59 1
Alan Engen Materials
1954-1981
59 2
Alan Engen Resume
1974
59 3
Alan Engen Ski Touring Sequence Approach
59 4
Legal Documents
1957-1976
59 5
Cards and Invitations
59 6
Receipts and Notes
59 7
Jokes
59 8-9
Alan Engen Photocopies
59 10
Pack Family Materials

Alf Engen Ski Museum MaterialsReturn to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Box Folder
60 1
Ski Museum Foundation Meetings and Printed Material
1994-1995
60 2
Proposals and Recommendations
1994-1996
60 3
Ski Museum File
1994
60 4
Museum Proposal Documents
1998
60 5
Ground-Breaking Materials
60 6
Museum Articles of Incorporation
1998
60 7
Museum IRS Documents
1992-1998
60 8
Engen Ski Museum Articles
1994-2001

Skiing ArticlesReturn to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Box Folder
61 1
Gelande Articles
1972-2001
61 2
"First Tracks, A Century of Skiing in Utah"
61 3
"The History of Skiing Around the World"
61 4
Utah Olympic Park
1994-2001
61 5
Olympic Torch Relay
1996
61 6
Olympic Bid Articles
1998-2002
61 7
IMD Judges Clinic For Nordic Jumping
1995
61 8
Ski Archives
1994-1998
61 9
International Skiing History Association
1991-1994
61 10
Ski Jumping Champions in Flight
1995
61 11
Utah Athletic Foundation
1999
61 12
University of Utah Ski Team
1961-1967
62 1
Old Utah, Idaho, Wyoming Ski Areas
62 2
Early Utah History articles
62 3
General Ski Articles (historical)
62 4
Ski Patrol and Snow Safety
62 5
10th Mountain Division Ski Troops
62 6
U.S.S.A. National Historical Committee
1997
62 7-8
Technique Articles
1937-1998
62 9
Special Technical Skiing Support Info
62 10
Timp Haven
62 11
Sun Valley
63 1
U.S. National Ski Jumping Championships
1937
63 2
Professional Ski Jumpers
63 3
Snow Basin History
1942-1998
63 4
Robert M. Barrett
63 5
Monty Atwater
1904-1976
63 6
Peter Eckar
2007
63 7
Spencer and Cleone Eccles
63 8
Ernie Blake, Vita
63 9
John Bower
1995

Original Writing, Art, and Other MediaReturn to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Box Folder
64 1
For the Love of Skiing, A Visual History
1998
64 2
For the Love of Skiing, materials related to scrapbook
2001
64 3
For the Love of Skiing, from Dreams to Olympic Rings, Utah's Story Manuscript
64 4
Alf Engen Send a Letter to Albert Sigal, Chairman of the U.S. Olympic Committee, by Alan Engen
64 5
Slogan "The Greatest Snow on Earth"
1983
64 6
"An Approach to Ski Preparation and Racing," by Alf and Alan Engen
1992
64 7
"Skiing, a Way of Life," by Sverre Engen
64 8
"Vintage Skiing," Mockups
1999
64 9
Mark Summers Illustration of Alf Engen
1997
64 10
Ed Thorpe Hall of Fame Drawing
64 11
Mountain Film in Telluride
1997
64 12
"Alf- Ski Meister of the 20th Century"
64 13
Community Memorial Chapel Foundation
1978
65
Photocopies, Printed Material, and Clippings
1978-2003

General MaterialsReturn to Top

Container(s) Description
Box
66
Scrapbook: For the Love of Skiing, A Visual History
67
Scrapbook Materials
68-72
Posters
73-74
Ephemera

Engen Family Personal HistoryReturn to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Box Folder
75 1
Alf Engen Interview Transcript (Laura Lambert)
1987
75 2
Alf and Alan Engen Historical Materials
75 3
Ski History, Engen History Items
75 4
Ski History, Engen History Items
75 5
Alf Engen Civil Service and Retirement
1939-1945
75 6
"Skiing as I Remember" Materials by Alf Engen
75 7
Alf Engen - Death
1997
75 8
Evelyn Engen - Death
2010

Engen CorrespondenceReturn to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Box Folder
76 1
Evelyn Engen 1948 Olympics Correspondence
1948
76 2
Evelyn Engen 1948 Olympics Ephemera and Clippings
1948
76 3
Dr. Vernon D. E. Smith Correspondence
1980-1990
76 4
Alf Engen Correspondence A-G
1940-1960
76 5
Alf Engen Correspondence H-J
1940-1960
76 6
Alf Engen Correspondence K-S
1940-1960
76 7
Alf Engen Correspondence T-Z
1940-1960
77
Engen Family Correspondence
1940-2000

Ski History and Engen FamilyReturn to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Box
78
Clippings, Ski History and Engen Family
1940s-2000s
Folder
79 1
Alf and Alan Engen Clippings
1940s-2000s
79 2
Early Ski History Clippings
1930s-1940s
79 3
Various Regional Ski Newsletters
1938-1957
79 4
Various Regional Ski Newsletters
1962-1982
79 5
"National Skiing"
1957-1958
80 1
Clippings
80 2
Clippings
1940s - 1960s
80 3
Clippings - Newsprint
1940s-1970s
80 4
Alan Engen Clippings
80 5
United States Ski News
1981-1982
80 6
U.S. Masters Alpine Championships
1983
80 7
National Powder 8 Championships
1993
81 1
Caryl Bergdahl - Carl Hall Biographical Material
1997
81 2
Alf Engen Testimonial Dinner
1981
81 3
George Spater
1972
81 4
Wilford Brimley Materials
81 5
Norwegian History and Songs
81 6
University of Utah Appointment of Alf Engen
1965
81 7
Heron Engineering Company Materials
circa 1957
81 8
Portrait of American: Utah Segment
1984-1985
81 9
America's 50th Ski Birthday by SKI Magazine
1986
81 10
Utah Sports Authority Bulletin
1991
81 11
Northland Skis
81 12
United States Ski Jumping/ Nordic Competition Guide
1993
81 13
The American Ski Classic
1984
81 14
Race forms, charts, etc
circa 1945
81 15
Ski competition brochures
82 1
Sun Valley Ski Club
1988
82 2
Alf Engen Ski Area Surveying Documents and Maps
Original topographical survey maps of many major ski areas originally scouted by Alf Engen. Many are annotated by Engen.
1930s-1950s
82 3
Ski Area Brochures
1940s-1970s
82 4
Instructional Ski Brochures
82 5
Ski History Landes Hill Clippings
1948-1959
82 6
Mountain film in Telluride
1997
82 7
Telluride
1985-1986
82 8
Mt. Baldy and Morgan Adams
1957-1959
82 9
Ski Brochures
1940-1994
83 1
Alta Ski Area Materials
1960s-1990s
83 2
Alta Ski Brochures
1960s-1990s
83 3
Alta Powder News - ASL Section
83 4
Alta Ski Area History Articles by Alan Engen
1997
83 5
Alta Powder News
1966-1999
83 6
Alf Engen Ski School Materials
1964-1986
84 1
Intermountain Ski Instructors Association
1964-1990
84 2
Professional Ski Instructors of America - Strategies for Teaching
1987
84 4
Beehive Hall of Fame Induction Materials
1986
84 5
Professional Ski Instructors of America - Alf Engen Ski School Materials
1993-1996
84 6
Alf Engen Ski Training Essays
1940s-1990s
84 7
Deseret Ski School
1998-1999
85 1
Alf Engen Ski Museum Materials
1995-2002
85 2
Joe Quinney Winter Sports Center/Alf Engen Ski Museum Documentation
1993-2001
85 3
Joe Quinney Winter Sports Center Construction Documents (Jacobsen Construction)
1999-2001
85 4
Utah Ski Archives
2001-2002

For the Love of Skiing MaterialsReturn to Top

Container(s) Description
Box Folder
86 1
Destiny to Fly Book
86 2
For the Love of Skiing - Reviews/Lecture
86 3
For the Love of Skiing text
87
For the Love of Skiing Text

Alf Engen Company RecordsReturn to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Box Folder
88 1
Income/Expense Ledger
1951-1993
88 2
Alf Engen Ski Wax Materials
88 3
Alf Engen Company Ledger
1941-1947
88 4
Alf Engen Company Ledger
1948-1953
88 5
Summer Snow Skiing, Inc. Checkbook
1954-1960
88 6
Alf Engen Company Inventory Ledger
1946-1950
89 1
Depreciation Records
1946-1950
89 2
Working Papers
1946-1979
89 3
Western Pharmcal Records
1954-1972
89 4
Tan Glo Materials
circa 1945
89 5
Summer Snow and Summer Ski Jumping
1954-1960

Alf and Alan Engen MaterialsReturn to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Box
90
Alf and Alan Engen Correspondence, Skiing Career Highlights, Awards, etc.
1940s-1990s
91
For The Love of Skiing and Destiny to Fly Manuscripts, Drafts, Working Binders
1996-2003
92
For the Love of Skiing Working Binder and Promotional Materials
1998
93
Ski History Writings of Alan K. Engen
2004

Alta HistoryReturn to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Box
94
Statistical Data, Articles, and Information
Folder
95 1-3
Alta Memories - An Outline of Alta's Rich History
2004
95 4
Laura Jane Lambert, "Alta Ski Resort 50 Years"
BYU Master's Thesis.
1988
95 5
Alan Engen, "Alta: 70 Years as a Skiing Mecca"
Film and presentation materials.
2008
96
Alta History - Writings, Clippings, and Articles
1990s-2000s
97
Alta Ski Lifts Company Environmental Impact Statement 1997
Working Binder and Final Draft.
1996-1997

Alta Subject Files and Alf Engen Ski School MaterialsReturn to Top

Container(s) Description
Box Folder
98 1
Alta
98 2
Alta Ski Area 70th Anniversary
98 3
Alta Brochures
98 4
Alta Calendars
98 5
Alta Mining Era
98 6
Alta Ski Lifts Company Logo
98 7
Alta Ski Area Directors of Ski School, Directors of Skiing
98 8
Alta's Snow Safety History
98 9
Alf Engen Ski School Brochures
98 10
Alf Engen Ski School Hall of Fame, Emeritus Award, Distinguished Service Award
98 11
Alf Engen Ski School History
98 12
Ski School Hall of Fame
98 13
Misc. Alta Materials

Newsletters, Brochures, and PeriodicalsReturn to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Box Folder
99 1
New England Ski Museum Newsletters
1990s
99 2
Skiing Periodicals - The Utah, Ski Illustrated, the Improvement Era, ISIA Newsletters
1940s-1970s
99 3
Various Skiing-Related Newsletters
1990s
99 4
Various Ski Periodicals
1940s-1990s
99 5
Skiing Flyers, Brochures, Promotional Items
1940s
99 6
Misc. Cards, Programs, Invitations, Brochures
1940s-2000s
Container(s) Description Dates
Box
100
U.S. National Ski Hall of Fame Materials
Items related to Alan's nomination and induction, as well as his time on the board of executives.
1990s-2000s

General Skiing PublicationsReturn to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Box Folder
101 1
"The Utah" December 1936
1936
101 2
Ski Competition Programs
1940s-1960s
101 3
"Utah Skiing Manual Illustrated"
1939
101 4
"Junior National Ski Championships, Bridger Bowl, MT"
1968
101 5
"Distance Points Award Tables for Ski Jumping"
circa 1940s
101 6
"Sun Valley, Idaho 1948-1949 Winter Season"
1948
101 7
"The Relief Society Magazine Vol 36, No. 1," January 1949
1949
101 8
Western Pharmacal Calendar
1953
101 9
United States Ski Association Master's Handbook
1990
101 10
U.S. Ski Team Media Guide
1994
101 11
U.S. Ski and Snowboard Team Media Guide
2001
101 12
Millard Crosby, "She Was Only a Farmer's Daughter"
101 12
Fred Leifer, "The Folk Dance Memorizer"
102
Engen Family History Clippings, Ski History Clippings
1940s-2000s

Notable Utah Ski PeopleReturn to Top

Container(s) Description
Box Folder
103 1
Alta Personalities
103 2
Rust Rogers Altman
103 3
Alberta Clegg
103 4
Sverre Engen Film Inventory
103 5
John Fry
103 6
Fay Hall, "Henry Christian Hall: Flying Without Wings"
103 7
James J. Laughlin
103 8
Jill Kinmont
103 9
Ed and Dolores LaChappelle
103 10
Maria Rosa and "The Cosmo"
Hardly strictly skiing related.
103 11
Lowell Thomas
103 12
Greg Thompson
103 13
Jack Walker
103 14
George Waters
103 15
Onno Wieringa
103 16
The Wild Old Bunch

Subject FilesReturn to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Box Folder
104 1
Collection Topics
104 2
Alan Engen Ski History Computer Index
104 3
Alf Engen Ski Museum
104 4
Joe Quinney Winter Sports Center Monthly Construction Report September 2000
Jacobsen Construction.
2000
104 5
"Fortuitous Convergence; The Joe Quinney Winter Sports Center/Alf Engen Ski Museum," in Park City Magazine, Summer 2002
2002
104 6
Christopher Bachorowski, "Preliminary Programming Services for a Ski Museum"
1995
104 7
Alfisms as told to Alan Engen
104 8
The Art of Snowmaking and Grooming
104 9
Devil's Castle Photo File
104 10
Deseret News Ski School
104 11
Founders of Skiing Event in Santa Fe
1994
104 12
Glaciers re; Wasatch Mountains
104 13
The Greatest Snow on Earth
104 14
International Skiing History Association
104 15
Management Article and Reference Files
104 16
Management Retreat
1996
104 17
Memorial Grove Committee Meeting
2002
104 18
Mountain film in Telluride
1997
104 19
Olympic Torch Relay 1996
105 1
Professional Ski Instructors of America History
105 2
Utah "Once in a Hundred" Award
1996
105 3
Utah Sports Hall of Fame
1996
105 4
Short Tales of Funny Incidents Involving the Ski School at Alta
105 5
Silver Meisters
105 6
Ski Instructional Materials
105 7
Ski Sport- Snapshots from the Past
2006
105 8
The Sky Story - Snow Tracks from Norway
105 9
General Ski Images
105 10
Ski Utah Interconnect System
105 11
"Skiing as I Remember"
1989
105 12
Skiing History Tape Log
1995-1998
105 13
Ski History Materials
105 14
Songs and Music
1964
105 15
Poems
105 16
Norwegian Songs

OversizeReturn to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Box
106
Clippings Scrapbook, Advertising Prints, Ski School Signs
107
Alan Engen Ski Career Scrapbook
108
Alf and Evelyn Engen Portrait
Framed.
circa 1980s
109
Oversize
Engen clippings, Alf Engen Ski Museum drawings, K.M. Pack memorabilia, Landes Hill drawings, Jed F. Wooley genealogy, surveying drawings
110
Edwards and Daniels Architects, Joe Quinney Winter Sports Center Site Drawings
1999
111-114
The Engen Skiing Dynasty (Early 1900s through the Early 20th Century) scrapbooks
These boxes consist of volumes I-IV and were prepared by Alan K. Engen.
1999

General MaterialsReturn to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Box Folder
115 1
Biographical and inductee information
2004-2005
115 2
Postcards
1926; 1963
115 3
Fireside chats, presentation materials
Presented by Alan K. Engen for the Alta Historical Society.
115 4
Nork Hostfest Guardians materials
2004
115 5
Snowbird Ski Resort brochure
1970
115 6
News clippings
1972; 2000-2001

ArtworkReturn to Top

Container(s) Description
Box
116
Water color and painting by Ruth Rogers
117
Woodcut print and posters

Names and SubjectsReturn to Top

Subject Terms

  • Skiis and skiing--United States--History--Sources
  • Skiis and skiing--Utah--History--Sources

Corporate Names

  • Alf Engen Ski Museum
  • Alf Engen Ski School
  • Deseret News Ski School

Form or Genre Terms

  • Articles
  • Drafts (documents)
  • Minutes
  • Pamphlets
  • Press releases