Malcom 'Moki Mac' Ellingson river running video collection, circa 1914  PDF

Overview of the Collection

Creator
Ellingson, Malcom
Title
Malcom 'Moki Mac' Ellingson river running video collection
Dates
circa 1914 (inclusive)
1956-1963 (inclusive)
Quantity
27 8mm films, 4 16mm films.
Collection Number
A1022
Summary
The Malcom 'Moki Mac' Ellingson river running video collection (circa 1914, 1956-1963) consists of home movies of river trips in southern Utah and the vicinity, most frequently in the Glen Canyon area of the Colorado River. Several films contain footage of Native American towns and customs. The earliest film in the collection is a 16mm copy of a 35mm nitrate, intertitled film of boat trips on the Colorado River circa 1914. The collection also includes some films of Ellingson's family and other life scenes. 'Moki Mac' Ellingson was a Boy Scout leader and guide on many river expeditions.
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

Materials must be used on-site; no use of original material, access copies will be made available for viewing. Five business days advanced notice required. Access to parts of this collection may be restricted under provisions of state or federal law, condition of the material, or by donor.

Languages
English


Biographical NoteReturn to Top

Malcom 'Moki Mac' Ellingson was a prominent figure in Utah's river running community in the mid twentieth century. Boy Scout leader and river guide, Ellingson earned his nickname from his knowledge about the Moqui, prehistoric inhabitants of the Colorado Plateau and its river canyons. Ellingson partnered with Albert Quist in the early years of his river expedition company. Today Quist's children operate Moki Mac River Expeditions, named in his honor.

Content DescriptionReturn to Top

The Malcom 'Moki Mac' Ellingson river running video collection (circa 1914, 1956-1963) consists of home movies of river trips in southern Utah and the vicinity, most frequently in the Glen Canyon area of the Colorado River. Several films contain footage of Native American towns and customs. The earliest film in the collection is a 16mm copy of a 35mm nitrate, intertitled film of boat trips on the Colorado River circa 1914. The collection also includes some films of Ellingson's family and other life scenes. Item titles based largely on Ellingson's own labels. All materials have been digitized and are available to view on DVD.

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 Malcom 'Moki Mac' Ellingson river running video collection must be obtained from the Special Collections Multimedia Archivist.

Preferred Citation

Initial Citation: Malcom 'Moki Mac' Ellingson river running video collection A1022, Special Collections and Archives. University of Utah, J. Willard Marriott. Salt Lake City, Utah.

Following Citations:A1022.

Administrative InformationReturn to Top


Detailed Description of the CollectionReturn to Top

8mm films, 1956-1963Return to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Reel
1
River rafting in redrock country

8mm film
River rafting in redrock country; man and boy in cowboy hats with guitar in city park; canoeing in forested area.
1956
2
Canoeing (washed out)

8mm film
Canoeing (washed out); parade; cliff at Stanton.
1956
3
Woman in red hat

8mm film
Woman in red hat; dirt road from vehicle while driving, probably in Southern Utah.
1956
4
Canoes (very dark)

8mm film
Canoes (very dark); flying in airplane.
1957
5
Flying

8mm film
Flying in airplane: shots of Utah National Guard hangar; shots from airplane taking off, in flight.
1957
6
Flying

8mm film
Shots out windows of airplane in flight.
1957
7
Men on rafting trip

8mm film
Men on rafting trip; scenery as seen from boat.
1957
8
Parade with Native American dancers

8mm film
Parade with Native American dancers, possibly in Gallup, New Mexico.
1958
9
Grand Canyon dwelling

8mm film
Grand Canyon dwelling, camoes on river (possibly Green River).
1958
10
Explosion on bank

8mm film
Explosion on bank; boy scouts on river trip.
1958
11
Canoes on Weber River

8mm film
Canoes on Weber River; little boy at home.
1958
12
Green River trip

8mm film
Jones Hole, Columbine Hole, scenery (Green River).
1958
13
Family at home

8mm film
Girls in Mickey Mouse hats play on trampoline, in neighborhood; little boy.
1958
14
Mountains, Yampa River

8mm film
Mountains, river (possibly Yampa River); Sam.
1959
15
Canoes, rapids

8mm film
Canoes, rapids; red rock river trip.
1959
16
Glen Canyon river trip

8mm film
Cliff, Rainbow Bridge; swim.
1961
17
Boy Scouts river trip

8mm film
Boy scouts river trip – begins on Lewis Bros. Stages bus.
1962
18
River rafting, Native Americans

8mm film
River rafting; Native Americans on reservation and river.
1962
19
Boy Scouts, ten men

8mm film
Boy scouts, ten men; San Juan, big hole (river).
1962
20
Chaco Canyon

8mm film
1962
21
San Juan, Grand Canyon

8mm film
1962
22
Cliff, Burra

8mm film
1962
23
San Juan, RT Rinte

8mm film
1962
24
Escalante River trip

8mm film
1963
25
Glen Canyon river trip

8mm film
1963
26
Indian boat

8mm film
Native American boat, canoe on Weber River.
undated
27
River rafting

8mm film
Good shots of 'Moki Mac' himself.
undated

16mm films, circa 1914, 1960Return to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Reel
28
Glen Canyon

16mm film
Colorado River, Native American ruins, people climbing on sandstone.
1960
29
San Juan

16mm film
Native Americans in community, on river trip.
1960
30
Early Colorado River film
Black and white, silent
16mm film
Colorado river trip with intertitles.
circa 1914
31
Early Colorado River film
Purple tinted, silent
16mm film
Colorado river trip with intertitles. Same as reel 30.
circa 1914

Names and SubjectsReturn to Top

  • Subject Terms :
  • Native American life
  • Rivers--Recreational use
  • Corporate Names :
  • Moki Mac River Expeditions
  • Geographical Names :
  • Arizona
  • Colorado River (Colo.-Mexico)
  • New Mexico
  • Utah
  • Form or Genre Terms :
  • Moving images