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Ranch Family Documentation Project, 2009-2012

Overview of the Collection

Creator
Williams, Randy, 1961-
Title
Ranch Family Documentation Project
Dates
2009-2012 (inclusive)
Quantity
14 boxes, (6.75 linear feet)
Collection Number
USU_FOLK COLL 49
Summary
The Ranch Family Documentation Project consists of 61 interviews with 78 ranchers from four Intermountain West counties: Elko County, Nevada; Box Elder County, Utah; Cache County, Utah; and Rich County, Utah. The interviews were conducted summer 2009-spring 2012.
Repository
Utah State University, Merrill-Cazier Library, Special Collections and Archives Division
Special Collections and Archives
Merrill-Cazier Library
Utah State University
Logan, UT
84322-3000
Telephone: 435-797-2663
Fax: 435-797-2880
scweb@usu.edu
Access Restrictions

No restrictions on use, except: not available through interlibrary loan.

Languages
English

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The collection consists of 61 interviews with 78 ranchers from four Intermountain West counties: Elko County, Nevada; Box Elder County, Utah; Cache County Utah; and Rich County, Utah. The collection is divided into five series: Series I: Administrative; Series II: Box Elder County [Utah]; Series III: Cache County [Utah]; Series IV: Elko County [Nevada]; Series V: Rich County [Utah]. Each interview includes a vetted transcript, CD of the interview audio, and for some associated materials, like newspaper clippings. There is also a digital collection of the collection which includes images.

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Restrictions on Use

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

Permission to publish material from the Ranch Family Documentation Project must be obtained from the Curator of the Fife Folklore Archives and/or the Special Collections Department Head.

Preferred Citation

Ranch Family Documentation Project, 2009-2012. (FOLK COLL 49). Utah State University. Special Collections and Archives Department.

Administrative InformationReturn to Top


Detailed Description of the CollectionReturn to Top

Series I: AdministrativeReturn to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Project information: forms, IRB, grants, correspondence, newspaper clippings, PR
Box Folder
1 1
Ranch Family Documentation Project
Project information
2009-2012
Item 1: Ranch Family Documentation Project forms
Letter of information, release form, questions, SCA field photo identification form, Ranch Family Documentation intake form
2009-2012
Item 2: IRB: Protocol 2400
IRB proposal approval memo; application
2009 August 7
Item 3: PR
Ranch Family Documentation brochure; receipt for brochure printing
2010 January 25
1 2
Grant: Utah State Historical Records Advisory Board
Files pertaining to USHRAB grant.
2011-12
Item 1: USHRAB grant application
2011 April 22
Item 2: USU Sponsored Programs Office Proposal Approval Form (2 versions)
2011 April 25
Item 3: Award letter from Patricia Smith-Mansfield
2011 May 11
Item 4: Grant contract with letter from Janell Tuttle (USHRAB executive secretary)
2011 May 11
Item 5: Signed contract with associated letter, email between Janell Tuttle and Randy Williams
2011 June
Item 6: USU Sponsored Programs Office Notice of Award Action
2011 July 6
Item 7: USU Controllers memo and reports regarding USHRAB grant
2011
Item 8: USHRAB grant budget guidelines
2011
Item 9: Interim Report for USHRAB grant, with associated emails between Janell Tuttle and Randy Williams
2011 December 21
Item 10: Final Report for USHRAB grant, with letter from Randy Williams
2012 May 11
Item 11: Copy of grant check, with invoice/letter from USU
2012 May
1 3
Grant: Utah Humanities Council/Utah State History
Files pertaining to UHC/USH grant
2009-2011
Item 1: Utah Humanities Council/Utah State History Community and Local History Grant Application: Ranch Family Documentation Project
2009 August 24
Item 2: USU Sponsored Program form
2009 August 25
Item 3: UHC/USH Award Letter from Cynthia Buckingham and Philip Notarianni, with project director instructions
2009 October 28
Item 4: USU Controllers Memo: New award information Ranch Family Oral History Project
2009 November 11
Item 5: UHC/USH Oral History Grant Agreement (2 copies)
2009 August 24
Item 6: Grant acceptance letter from Randy Williams to Cynthia Buckingham and Phil Notarianni
2009 November 6
Item 7: Correspondence between UHC (Maria Torres) and USU (Randy Williams) regarding closing of grant and extension
2010 September
Item 8: UHC/USH Oral History Grant Cash Request from USU (Randy Williams), (2 versions)
2010 November
Item 9: UHC/USH Final Report prepared by Randy Williams
2010 November 30
Item 10: Correspondence between USU (Randy Williams) and UHC (Megan van Frank)
2011 November -2012 February
Item 11: UHC final grant check
2011 February 22
Item 12: USU Controllers: UHC grant account closeout
2012 March 08
1 4
Fieldwork
Agendas
2009-2012
Item 1: Elko County, Nevada
27 interviewees; 20 interviews; 19 transcripts
2009-2012
Item 2: Box Elder County, Utah
25 interviewees; 19 interviews; 19 transcripts
2010-2011
Item 3: Cache County, Utah
16 interviewees; 11 interviews; 11 transcripts
2010-2011
Item 4: Rich County, Utah
14 interviewees; 12 interviews; 12 transcripts
2010-2012
1 5
Ranch Family Documentation correspondence: Box Elder County, Utah
Correspondence between Randy Williams and interviewees
2010-2012
Item 1: Blanthorn, Sam and Tawni
2010-2011
Item 2: Carter, Jay and Holly
2011
Item 3: Holmgren, Clair and Linda
2011
Item 4: Holmgren, Craig
2011
Item 5: Kimber, Patti
2010-2011
Item 6: Kimber, William (Bill)
2010-2011
Item 7: Kunzler, Burt
2011
Item 8: Kunzler, Kelly
2011
Item 9: Morris, Bryan
2011
Item 10: Oman, Milt and Marsha
2010-2011
Item 11: Palmer, Lynn
2011
Item 12: Rose, Brent
2011
Item 13: Tanner, Blaine and Jay Tanner
2011
Item 14: Tanner, Blaine and Julie
2010
Item 15: Tanner, Diane
2010-2011
Item 16: Tanner, Gordon
2010-2011
Item 17: Tanner, Jay and Diane
2010
Item 18: Tanner, Julie and Diane Tanner
2011
Item 19: Tanner, Kenna
2010-2011
Item 20: Udy, Boyd
2011
Item 21: Warr, Kelly and Heather
2010-2011
1 6
Ranch Family Documentation correspondence: Cache County, Utah
Correspondence between Randy Williams and interviewees
2010-2012
Item 1: Baxter, Garth and Maydene
2011-2012
Item 2: Chambers, Chris
2011-2012
Item 3: Glenn, Irv and Joanne
2010
Item 4: Haviland, Shane
2011
Item 5: Haviland, Tanner
2011-2012
Item 6: Kunzler, Darrell and Sharon
2011-2012
Item 7: Parker, Lane
2011
Item 8: Parker, Sarah
2011-2012
Item 9: Peterson, Brad
2012
Item 10: Summers, Marjean and Bryan
2011-2012
Item 11: Wilde, Jay
2010-2011
1 7
Ranch Family Documentation correspondence: Elko County, Nevada
Correspondence between Randy Williams and interviewees and people associated with project
2009-2012
Item 1: Bear, Betty and Paula Bear Wright
2009-2011
Item 2: Boise, Steven and Robin
2010
Item 3: Branscomb, Mary
2009-2010
Item 4: Church, Susan Glaser
2010-2011
Item 5: Dalley, Beulah Walther
2009
Item 6: Dalton, Jay
2010
Item 7: Eklund, Lew
2010
Item 8: Ellison, Peter K.
2011
Item 9: Gardner, Cliff and Bertha
2009-2011
Item 10: Glazer, Marianne
2009-2010
Item 11: Howard, Kent and Jenece
2009-2010
Item 12: Marvel, Thomas and Rosita
2010
Item 13: Maupin, Bill
2009-2010
Item 14: Miller, Sharon
2010-2011
Item 15: Mitchell, Waddie
2010
Item 16: Parman, George
2010
Item 17: Prunty, Marge and Gary
2009-2011
Item 18: Quinton, Karen
2010
Item 19: Row, Mearl and Emma
2010
Item 20: Sweeney, Les
2010
Item 21: Warren, Norman F.
2010
Item 22: Wines, Claudia
2010
Item 23: Wines, Ira T.
2010-2011
Item 24: Wright, William B.
2012
1 8
Ranch Family Documentation correspondence: Rich County, Utah
Correspondence between Randy Williams and interviewees and people associated with project
2010-2011
Item 1: Argyle, Bart A.
2011-2012
Item 2: Cornia, Pete
2011-2012
Item 3: Francis, Blair R.
2011-2012
Item 4: Johnson, Kent
2011-2012
Item 5: Johnson, Scott
2011-2012
Item 6: Larson, Elaine
2010
Item 7: Meek, Mike
2011-2012
Item 8: Peart, Dan
2011-2012
Item 9: Peart, Ivy
2011-2012
Item 10: Schulthess, Wallace
2011-2012
Item 12: Wamsley, Stuart and Diane K.
2011-2012
Item 13: Weston, Norman
2011-2012
2 1
Fieldnotes
Elaine Thatcher, Grouse Creek, 8-9 November 2010
2010-2011
Item 1: Notes from Grouse Creek interviews, including Gordon Tanner and Kelly and Heather Warr
2010
Item 2: Notes from Grouse Creek interview with Sam and Tawni Blanthorn and pre-interview trip visit to Mr. Lynne Palmer in Park Valley, Utah
2010
2 2
Flyer
Western Folklife Center/USU Community Open House
2011
Item 1: In celebration of Nevada Day 2011, the Western Folklife Center and Utah State University's Special Collections and Archives invited Elko residents to an open house to share ranch stories and photographs at the WFC in Elko, Nevada. Event sponsored in part by Utah Humanities Council and Utah State History.
2011 November 30
2 3
Research
Newspaper, journal and online articles (including obituary) regarding western ranching.
1976-2012
Items 11:
2 4
Release forms: removed to collection file
Box Elder County
2010-2011
Item 1: Blanthorn, Sam and Tawni, includes Ranch Family Documentation intake form
2010
Item 2: Carter, Jay and Holly
2011
Item 3: Holmgren, Clair and Linda
2011
Item 4: Holmgren, Craig
2011
Item 5: Kimber, Patti
2010
Item 6: Kimber, William (Bill)
2010
Item 7: Kunzler, Burt
2011
Item 8: Kunzler, Kelly
2011
Item 9: Morris, Bryan
2011
Item 10: Oman, Milt and Marsha
2010
Item 11: Palmer, Lynn
2011
Item 12: Rose, Brent
2011
Item 13: Tanner, Blaine
2010
Item 14: Tanner, Diane
2010
Item 15: Tanner, Gordon, includes Ranch Family Documentation intake form
2010
Item 16: Tanner, Jay
2010
Item 17: Tanner, Julie
2010
Item 18: Tanner, Kenna
2010
Item 19: Udy, Boyd
2011
Item 20: Warr, Kelly and Heather, includes Ranch Family Documentation intake form
2010
2 5
Release forms: removed to collection file
Cache County
2000-2011
Item 1: Baxter, Garth and Maydene
2011
Item 2: Chambers, Chris
2011
Item 3: Glenn, Irv and Joanne
2010
Item 4: Haviland, Shane
2011
Item 5: Haviland, Tanner
2011
Item 6: Kunzler, Darrell and Sharon
2011
Item 7: Parker, Lane
2011
Item 8: Parker, Sarah
2011
Item 9: Peterson, Brad
2011
Item 10: Summers, Marjean and Bryan
2011
Item 11: Wilde, Jay, including Ranch Family Documentation intake form
2010
2 6
Release forms: removed to collection file
Elko County, Nevada
2009-2012
Item 1: Bear, Betty and Paula Bear Wright
2009
Item 2: Boise, Steven and Robin
2010
Item 3: Branscomb, Mary
2009
Item 4: Church, Susan Glaser
2010
Item 5: Dalley, Beulah Walther
2009
Item 6: Dalton, Jay
2010
Item 7: Ellison, Peter K.
2011
Item 8: Gardner, Cliff and Bertha
2009
Item 9: Glazer, Marianne
2010
Item 10: Howard, Kent and Jenece
2009
Item 11: Maupin, Bill
2010
Item 12: Marvel, Thomas and Rosita
2010
Item 13: Miller, Sharon
2011
Item 14: Parman, George and Ruth
2009
Item 15: Prunty, Marge and Gary
2010
Item 16: Row, Mearl
2010
Item 17: Warren, Norman F.
2010
Item 18: Wines, Claudia
2010
Item 19: Wines, Ira T.
2010
Item 20: Wright, William B.
2012
2 7
Release forms: removed to collection file
Rich County, Utah
2011-2012
Item 1: Arqyle, Bart A.
2012
Item 2: Cornia, Pete
2011
Item 3: Francis, Blair R.
2011
Item 4: Johnson, Kent
2011
Item 5: Johnson, Scott
2011
Item 6: Larson, Elaine
2010
Item 7: Meek, Mike
2012
Item 8: Peart, Dan
2011
Item 9: Peart, Ivy
2011
Item 10: Schulthess, Wallace
2011
Item 12: Wamsley, Stuart and Diane K.
2011
Item 13: Weston, Burdette
2011

Series II: Box Elder County, UtahReturn to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Blanthorn-B. Kunzler
Box Folder
1 1
Blanthorn, Sam and Tawni
Sam and Tawni Blanthorn talk about their experiences running a ranch as husband and wife. Interviewed by Elaine Thatcher and Lisa Duskin-Goede on 8 November 2010 in the Blanthorn home in Grouse Creek, Utah.
2010 November 8
Item 1: Interview transcript
Item 2: Photocopy of newspaper clipping "Eggs-pert Hunter," from Tremonton Leader, Page B2, 25 May 2011, featuring Travis Blanthorn with Easter egg basket.
Item 3: Photo log by Elaine Thatcher: photos forthcoming in Ranch Family Documentation Project Digital Collection
Item 4: CD of interview audio: .wav format
Item 5: CD of interview images, Elaine Thatcher photographer
1 2
Cater, Jay and Holly Spackman
Husband and wife Jay Carter and Holly Spackman Carter talk about raising their family on their ranch in Park Valley and the unique education they received. They also talk about grazing rights, branding, moving cattle to summer range, water shares, draft horses, breaking horses. Jay also shares his parents' chivaree story. Interviewed by Rosa Thornley on 26 January 2011 at the Park Valley School in Park Valley, Utah.
2011 January 26
Item 1: Interview transcript
Item 2: CD of interview audio: .wav format
1 3
Holmgren, Craig
Mr. Craig Holmgren speaks about being a rancher, growing up on a ranch, and raising his own family on his ranch. He also discusses some of the different struggles and benefits of ranching today. Interviewed by Randy Williams and Rosa Thornley on 12 May 2011 in the Holmgren home in Connor Springs, Utah
2011 May 12
Item 1: Interview transcript
Item 2: CD of interview audio: .wav format
Item 3: 2 CDs of interview audio: MP3 format
1 4
Holmgren, Pete and Linda
Mr. Pete Holmgren speaks about being a rancher, growing up on a ranch, and raising his own family on his ranch. He touches on how ranching has changed from his boyhood, and now watching his grandchildren grow-up on the ranch. He talks a little about his life philosophies, and also shares some pranking stories over the years on the ranch. Interviewed by Todd Thornley and Rosa Thornley on 15 May 2011 at the Holmgren home in Connor Springs, Utah.
2011 May 15
Item 1: Interview transcript
Item 2: Handwritten photo log by Rosa Thornley: photos forthcoming in Ranch Family Documentation Project Digital Collection
Item 3: CD of interview audio: .wav format
1 5
Kimber, Bill
Mr. Bill Kimber talks about his ranch property in Grouse Creek, Utah. He talks about being the fifth generation to ranch the family property and the other jobs he has worked in order to continuing ranching his own property. Interviewed by Randy Williams on 8 November 2010 at the Kimber home in Grouse Creek, Utah.
2010 November 8
Item 1: Interview transcript
Item 2: CD of interview audio: .wav format
Item 3: CD of interview audio: MP3 format
1 6
Kimber, Patti
Patti Kimber talks about her experience as the contractor for the post office in Grouse Creek. She also talks about her other side business, as well as raising a family in a rural community, including sending them to Idaho to school when they got to high school age. Interviewed by Randy Williams on 9 November 2010 at the Grouse Creek Post Office in Grouse Creek, Utah.
2010 November 9
Item 1: Interview transcript
Item 2: CD of interview audio: .wav format
Item 3: CD of interview audio: MP3 format
1 7
Kunzler, Burt
Burt Kunzler, a life-long resident of Park Valley, Utah, compares cattle and sheep ranching in the area. He and his two younger brothers run the family operation together, yet divide responsibilities of overseeing the crops, cattle, and sheep. They face issues with feed, grazing, sheepherders, and predators. He ends the interview with a short discussion of the community’s tradition of chivaree. Interviewed by Rosa Thornley on 26 January 2011 at the Park Valley School in Park Valley, Utah.
2011 January 26
Item 1: Interview transcript
Item 2: CD of interview audio: .wav format

Series II: Box Elder County, UtahReturn to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
K. Kunzler-D. Tanner
Box Folder
2 1
Kunzler, Kelly
Mr. Kelly Kunzler is a fourth-generation rancher in Park Valley, Utah. He discusses his family sheep and cattle ranching operation, as well as his job as a Superior Auction representative. Interviewed by Brad Cole on 26 January 2011 in Park Valley, Utah.
2011 January 26
Item 1: Interview transcript
Item 2: CD of interview audio: .wav format
Item 3: Cassette tape of interview (original): Tape 1
2 2
Morris, Bryan
Mr. Bryan Morris talks about growing up in Park Valley, Utah, on a ranch and about his current family cattle ranching operation in Park Valley, Utah. Interviewed by Brad Cole on 26 January 2011 in Park Valley, Utah.
2011 January 26
Item 1: Interview transcript
Item 2: CD of interview audio: .wav format
Item 3: Cassette tape of interview (original): Tape 1
2 3
Oman, Milton and Marsha
Mr. Milt Oman talks about his life-long career as the ranch manager over three Simplot ranches, while living in Grouse Creek. Mr. and Mrs. Oman speak about raising a family on a rural ranch. Interviewed by Randy Williams on 9 November 2010 at the Oman home in Grouse Creek, Utah
2010 November 9
Item 1: Interview transcript, with hand drawn brand markings attached on front page
Item 2: CD of interview audio: .wav format
Item 3: CD of interview audio: MP3 format
2 4
Palmer, Lynn
Mr. Lynn Palmer discusses how his father and mother worked to be able to earn and maintain a ranch, and how in his adult life, he was able to work and also help his father maintain the family ranch. He talks about being able to take the family ranch over from his father and rural life in general. He talks about his enterprises with his twin brother on a local store, hotel and rock quarry, KOA campground; and his work as the school bus drive (like his parents). Interviewed by Randy Williams on 26 January 2011 at the Park Valley School in Park Valley, Utah.
2011 January 26
Item 1: Interview transcript
Item 2: CD of interview audio: .wav format
2 5
Rose, Brent
Mr. Brent Rose talks about his history and ancestry in ranching and his family ranch. He talks about growing up in Park Valley, community events in Park Valley, his various leadership roles and positions within his local community, as well as the ranching community. Interviewed by Randy Williams on 26 January 2011 at the Park Valley School in Park Valley, Utah.
2011 January 26
Item 1: Interview transcript
Item 2: CD of interview audio: .wav format
2 6
Tanner, Blaine and Jay Tanner
Brothers, Jay and Blaine Tanner, speak about growing up on a ranch in Grouse Creek, Utah; buying their grandfather’s ranch property, and ranching together, with their brother Brent, as adults. Interviewed by Randy Williams on 8 November 2010 at the home of Jay and Diane Tanner in Grouse Creek, Utah. Images of Tanner's ranch found in digital collection.
2010 November 8
Item 1: Interview transcript, with hand drawn brand markings attached on front page
Item 2: "Preserving a way of life: The Tanners of Della Ranches in Grouse Creek, Utah," from Fence Lines, Volume 13: Issue 2, Spring 2010, Page 8-10 and cover photo. Published by Western AgCredit.
Item 3: "Ranching Family Earns Conservation Award," from Box Elder News Journal, undated. Similar article found online at Sand County Foundation website: Leopold Conservation Award presented to Della Ranches, November 22, 2010.
Item 4: CD of interview audio: .wav format, Part I,II
2 7
Tanner, Diane
Mrs. Diane Tanner talks about moving to Grouse Creek as an outsider (when she married), about being a ranching wife, life in such a rural area and the families business ventures, including a dude ranch. Interviewed by Randy Williams on 8 November 2010 at the Tanner home in Grouse Creek, Utah. Images of Tanner's ranch found in digital collection.
2010 November 8
Item 1: Interview transcript
Item 2: CD of interview audio: .wav format
Item 3: CD of interview audio: MP3 format

Series II: Box Elder County, UtahReturn to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
G. Tanner-Warr
Box Folder
3 1
Tanner, Gordon
Mr. Tanner talks about growing up on a ranch in Grouse Creek, his different occupations throughout adulthood (including cowboying at the Gamble Ranch—a Utah Construction ranch—and driving truck), and finally moving back to his wife’s family property in Grouse Creek to ranch post-retirement. Interviewed by Elaine Thatcher on 8 November 2010 at the Gordon Tanner home in Grouse Creek, Utah. Images of Gordon Tanner's home by Elaine Thatcher forthcoming in digital collection.
2010 November 8
Item 1: Interview transcript
Item 2: CD of interview audio: .wav format
Item 3: CD of images by Elaine Thatcher
Item 4: Photo log by Elaine Thatcher
Item 5: Gordon Tanner obituary
2014 July 14
3 2
Tanner, Julie and Diane
Diane Tanner and Julie Tanner (married to brothers) talk about what it’s like being a ranch wife in Grouse Creek, Utah. They speak about their different roles in ranching and raising a family in rural Utah, including what it’s like being so far away from a grocery store and sending children or going with children away from the community to attend high school. Interviewed by Elaine Thatcher and Lisa Duskin-Goede on 8 November 2010 at the Jay and Diane Tanner home in Grouse Creek, Utah. Images of Tanner's ranch found in digital collection.
2010 November 8
Item 1: Interview transcript
Item 2: Photo log by Elaine Thatcher
Item 3: CD of interview audio: .wav format (Elaine Thatcher recordist)
Item 4: CD of interview audio: .wav format from cassette tape original (Lisa Duskin-Goede recordist)
Item 5: CD of images by Elaine Thatcher
Item 6: Cassette tape of interview (original): Tape 1 (Lisa Duskin-Goede recordist)
Item 7: Cassette tape of interview (original): Tape 2 (Lisa Duskin-Goede recordist)
3 3
Tanner, Kenna Kunzler
Mrs. Tanner talks about her ranching heritage, including being raised on a ranch in Park Valley, Utah, marrying a rancher and raising her own family on a ranch in Grouse Creek, Utah, and her different roles and occupations over the years, while ranching, including teaching school, teaching her children to work, participating as an EMT in Grouse Creek and community traditions. Interviewed by Lisa Duskin-Goede on 8 November 2010 at the Kenna Tanner Home in Grouse Creek, Utah. Mrs. Tanner also participated in the Grouse Creek Cultural Survey in 1985, you can find interviews and images of her there as well.
2010 November 8
Item 1: Interview transcript
Item 2: Kenna Rose Kunzler Tanner obituary
2011 November 26
Item 3: CD of interview audio: .wav format
Item 4: Cassette tape of interview (original): Tape 1
3 4
Udy, Boyd
Mr. Boyd Udy is the cow boss and ranch manager at the ATK ranch in northern Utah. He talks about his current duties, his past occupations over the years, and ranching in general. Interviewed by Randy Williams on 12 May 2011 at the ATK Ranch in Promontory, Utah.
2011 May 12
Item 1: Interview transcript
Item 2: CD of interview audio: .wav format
3 5
Warr, Kelly and Heather
Kelly and Heather Warr discuss their ranching life, as well as their supplemental business endeavors. Heather talks about her e-commerce business ventures, as well as being a rural ranching wife. Interviewed by Elaine Thatcher and Lisa Duskin-Goede on 9 November 2010 at the Warr home in Grouse Creek, Utah.
2010 November 9
Item 1: Interview transcript
Item 2: Photo log by Elaine Thatcher
Item 3: Year-in-life of rancher document, created by Heather Warr (4 pages)
Item 4: CD of interview audio: .wav format (Elaine Thatcher recordist)
Item 5: CD of interview audio: .wav format from original cassette tape (Lisa Duskin-Goede recordist)
Item 6: CD of images by Elaine Thatcher
Item 7: Cassette tape of interview (original): Tape 1: side A only (Lisa Duskin-Goede recordist)
Item 8: Cassette tape of interview (original): Tape 2 (Lisa Duskin-Goede recordist)

Series II: Box Elder County, UtahReturn to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Lesley R. Morris Interviews (Park Valley Land History Project)
Box Folder
4 1
Release forms: removed to collection file
2008
Item 1: Cater, Jay
2008 November 10
Item 2: James, Lynn
2008 November 11
Item 3: Kunzler, M. Dee (Dee Dee) and Kellie
2008 November 14
Item 4: Morris, David
2008 November 12
Item 5: Morris, Royal and Mildred
2008 November 13
Item 6: Palmer, Lynn
2008 November 12
Item 7: Rose, Gary
2008 October 20
4 2
Carter, Jay H.
2008 November 10
Item 1: CD of interview audio: Side A
Item 2: CD of interview audio: Side B
4 3
James, Lynn
2008 November 11
Item 1: CD of interview audio: Side A
Item 2: CD of interview audio: Side B
4 4
Kunzler, Dee Dee and Kellie
2008 November 14
Item 1: CD of interview audio: Side A
Item 2: CD of interviewaudio: Side B
4 5
Palmer, Lynn
2008 November 12
Item 1: CD of interviewaudio: Side A
Item 2: CD of interviewaudio: Side B
4 6
Morris, Dorothy and David
2008 November 12
Item 1: CD of interviewaudio: Side A
Item 2: CD of interviewaudio: Side B
4 7
Morris, Royal and Mildred
2008 November 13
Item 1: CD of interviewaudio: Side A
Item 2: CD of interviewaudio: Side B
4 8
Rose, Gary and Dorothy
2008 October 20
Item 1: CD of interviewaudio: Side A
Item 2: CD of interviewaudio: Side B

Series III: Cache County, UtahReturn to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Baxter-Kunzler
Box Folder
1 1
Baxter, Garth and Maydene
Mr. Garth Baxter talks about his career in the Forest Service, then later as ranching on his family’s land. He discusses his family history in the Cache Valley, as well as his family history in ranching. Mrs. Maydene Baxter talks about her thoughts and experiences as a Forest Service and ranching wife. Interviewed by Randy Williams on October 25, 2011 at the Baxter home in Mt. Sterling, Utah.
2011 October25
Item 1: Interview transcript
Item 2: Photocopy of newspaper clipping "Come on in: Mt. Sterling rancher welcomes the general public to hike, hunt or ride on long-time family property," from The Herald Journal, Page C1-2.
2009 September 11
Item 3: "North Pasture management objective is to produce forage for livestock with a sensitivity for other values: Study areas and history," by Garth Baxter, Mt. Sterling. Includes site analysis and NRCS monitoring form for area, two photocopied photographs.
2000 August
Item 4: Color photocopy of Garth and Maydene Baxter: "Sego lilies for Maydene."
undated
Item 5: Images of Baxter "Walk-in Access Property" signs: registration box, rules, stile, gate, and Mr. Baxter on horseback on property.
undated
Item 6: CD of interview audio: .wav format
1 2
Chambers, Chris C.
Mr. Chris Chambers is a brand inspector, and he discusses his duties as such, as well as briefly speaking about branding and livestock laws in Utah. Interviewed by Randy Williams on December 12, 2011 at the Chambers residence in Smithfield, Utah.
2011 December 12
Item 1: Interview transcript
Item 2: CD of interview audio: .wav format
1 3
Glenn, Irv and Joanne
Mr. Glenn talks about his childhood and experiences growing up on a ranch in northern Utah and southern Idaho. He talks about his career as a farrier and horse trainer as an adult. Interviewed by Randy Williams on March 5, 2010 at the Glenn Home in Farr West, Utah.
2011 March 5
Item 1: Interview transcript
Item 2: CD of interview audio: .wav format
Item 2: Cassette tape of interview (original): Tape 1
Item 3: Cassette tape of interview (original): Tape 2: side A only
1 4
Haviland, Shane
Mr. Haviland talks about his profession as a horse trainer – how he began, how he’s changed his business over the years, and how he currently runs his business. He also talks about his philosophy on ranching, range management, horse management. He also discusses his childhood with milk cows, stock cows and rodeoing. Interviewed by Randy Williams on October 19, 2011 in the Tack room at Haviland Stables in Avon, Utah.
2011 October 19
Item 1: Interview transcript
Item 2: CD of interview audio: .wav format
1 5
Haviland, Tanner
Mr. Tanner Haviland talks briefly about his background growing up on a ranch. He discusses his experience as a range rider, and talks about how he got the job, responsibilities involved, and the lifestyle in general. Interviewed by Randy Williams on November 29, 2011 at the Haviland place in Avon, Utah (tack shed).
2011 November 29
Item 1: Interview transcript
Item 2: CD of interview audio: .wav format
1 6
Kunzler, Darrell and Sharon
Mr. Darrell Kunzler talks about his life-long career in the cattle industry as well as his roles in various organizations and associations. He discusses the year-long ranching cycle, and how he has come to grow his ranch (and is now handing it down to his son). Interviewed by Randy Williams and Bob Parson on October 26, 2011 at the Kunzler home in Benson, Utah. .
2011 October 26
Item 1: Interview transcript
Item 2: CD of interview audio: .wav format

Series III: Cache County, UtahReturn to Top

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Parker-Wilde
Box Folder
2 1
Parker, Lane
Mr. Parker talks about his family history in the Cache Valley, as well as in the ranching and livestock business. He discusses his careers and businesses of beef cattle ranching for Country Natural Beef, running an auction house, and horse selling; he also shares some of his knowledge on horse breeding and cow breeding. Interviewed by Randy Williams on September 12, 2011 at the Parker home in Cache Valley, Utah.
2011 September 12
Item 1: Interview transcript
Item 2: "Sugar Bars," Wikipedia entry about horse Sugar Bars.
2011 December 5
Item 3: Flyer: Logan River Ranch
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Item 4: CD of interview audio: .wav format
2 2
Parker, Sarah
Ms. Sarah Parker talks about her life growing up in horse and cattle ranching. She talks about how she continues to be involved in her family’s ranching businesses, how her current career in the medical field applies to ranching, and how she views the future of ranching. She discusses childhood memories and family traditions, and her involvement in 4H and FFA. Interviewed by Randy Williams on November 23, 2011 at the Parker home in Logan, Utah.
2011 November 23
Item 1: Interview transcript
Item 2: CD of interview audio: .wav format
2 3
Peterson, Brad
Mr. Peterson talks about his involvement in the cattle industry, both from a banker's perspective and as a cattleman.
2011 December 19
Item 1: Interview transcript
Item 2: CD of interview audio: .wav format
2 4
Summers, MarJean and Bryan
Mrs. MarJean Summers discusses growing up in Cache Valley, marrying, and raising a family in Cache Valley. She talks about raising her children on a ranch. Mr. Bryan Summers (one of MarJean’s sons) talks about growing up on a ranch and ranching today, in the Cache Valley. Interviewed by Randy Williams on December 13, 2011 at MarJean Summer's home in Paradise, Utah.
2011 December 13
Item 1: Interview transcript
Item 2: CD of interview audio: .wav format
2 5
Wilde, Jay
Mr. Jay Wilde talks about his life living and working on and with the land, and with cattle. He discusses his views on land management, including afforestation, intensive grazing (Allan Savory method). He talks about his cooperation with the Forest Service in trying to improve understanding of the effects grazing has on rivers and riparian ecosystems. Interviewed by Lisa Duskin-Goede on November 10, 2010 at the Utah State University Special Collections and Archives in Logan, Utah.
2010 November 10
Item 1: Interview transcript
Item 2: CD of interview audio: .wav format
Item 3: Cassette tape of interview (original): Tape 1
Item 4: Cassette tape of interview (original): Tape 2 side A only

Series IV: Elko County, NevadaReturn to Top

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Bear-Ellison
Box Folder
1 1
Bear, Betty and Paula Bear Wright
Betty Bear, and her daughter Paula Bear Wright, speak about their experiences ranching in Elko County. They also talk about their acquisition of Capriola’s store, saddle making, leather working and other details. Interviewed by Randy Williams and Cliff Gardner on September 23, 2009 at Betty Bear's home in Elko, NV.
2009 September 23
Item 1: Interview transcript
Item 2: Garcia Bits and Spurs, by Becky Prunty-Lisle from Cowboy Showcase (2010 and 2015 versions)
2015 January 14
Item 3: Guardians of Tradition from J. M. Capriola (2010 and 2015 versions)
2015 January 14
Item 4: CD of interview audio: .wav format
Item 5: Cassette tape of interview (original): Tape 1
Item 6: Cassette tape of interview (original): Tape 2
1 2
Boies, Steve and Robin
Steve and Robin Boies talk about their ranching upbringing, the ownership and history of their ranch, and raising a family in Elko County. They also talk about their collaborative land management group, their philosophy on land management, and the daily workings of a ranch and ranch life and the importance of water for a ranch. Interviewed by Randy Williams on July 20, 2010 in the Boies home at the Vineyard Ranch, Elko County, Nevada.
2010 July 20
Item 1: Interview transcript
Item 2: "Counting," by Robin Boies, from Western Folklife Center blogs, no long available online. Printed 2010 September 27.
2006 July 20
Item 3: "Noticing the details," by Robin Boies, from Western Folklife Center blogs, no long availabl eonline. Printed 2010 September 27.
2006 July 10
Item 4: "4/4 Time," "Headlines of Fife," "Just a Summer day," "Fire," by Robin Boies, from Western Folklife Center blogs, no long available online. Printed 2010 September 27.
2006 August 27
Item 5: "Food Ethics," "Western Ideas and Issues," "9/11," and "Nevada Haiku," by Robin Boies, from Western Folklife Center blogs, no long available online. Printed 2010 September 27.
2006 September 18
Item 5: "Second Day of Spring," by Robin Boies, from Western Folklife Center blogs, no long available online. Printed 2010 September 27.
2006 July 20
Item 7: CD of interview audio: .wav format
1 3
Church, Susan Glaser
Susan Glaser Church talks about growing up on a ranch, leaving the area and then coming back to her family ranch once she was grown, married and had her own family. She talks about ranching today in Nevada with her family in a family corporation. Interviewed by Randy Williams on November 30, 2010 at the Western Folklife Center in Elko, NV.
2010 November 30
Item 1: Interview transcript
Item 2: CD of interview audio: .wav format
1 4
Dalley, Beulah Walther
Mrs. Dalley talks about her life growing up on a ranch in Nevada. She speaks about the different duties and chores they all had to contribute, life with 12 siblings, housing the teacher for the area and more details of ranch life in the early 1900s. Mrs. Dalley refers to her family history book Gatherings of Recollections and Writings of Joseph C. and Julia Walther Family (which she gave USU on CD) during the interview. Interviewed by Randy Williams on August 10, 2009 in Idaho Falls, ID.
2009 August 10
Item 1: Interview transcript
Item 2: CD of interview audio: .wav format
Item 3: Cassette tape of interview (original): Tape 1
Item 3: Cassette tape of interview (original): Tape 3
Item 3: Cassette tape of interview (original): Tape 3: side A only
1 5
Dalton, Jay
Jay Dalton talks about ranching on the Dalton Ranch; his current roles in handling yearling operation and the feedlot on the ranch; as well as his musical endeavors. Interviewed by Randy Williams on October 30, 2010 at the Western Folklife Center in Elko, Nevada.
2009 October 30
Item 1: Interview transcript
Item 2: "A Brief History of the Dalton Ranch in Clover Valley, Nevada," by Jay Dalton, 2005.
2005
2015 January 22
Item 4: CD of interview audio: .wav format
1 6
Ellison, Peter
Mr. Ellison talks about his experiences ranching on the Ellison family ranch as a young boy during the summer. He talks about his family history, the history of the Ellison Ranching Company, and his past and current roles in the ranching company as president. Interviewed by Randy Williams on March 25, 2011 at the Wells Fargo Building in Salt Lake City, Utah.
2009 October 30
Item 1: Interview transcript
Item 2: "Ellison Ranching Co. marks 100 years," from Elko Daily Free Press.
2006
Item 3: "Old Spanish Ways," from Western Horseman.
2010 July 29
Item 4: Northeastern Nevada Historical Society Quarterly Journal, 2010-2: "Ellison Ranching Company Centennial 1919-2010." (Journal not included, for reference only.)
2010
Item 5: CD of interview audio: .wav format

Series IV: Elko County, NevadaReturn to Top

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Gardner-Maupin
Box Folder
2 1
Gardner, Cliff and Bertha
Cliff and Bertha Gardner discuss their experiences in growing up ranching in Nevada. The Gardners also talk about raising a family on a ranch, the different skills and roles of family members. Cliff Gardner discusses his political involvement in protecting the ranching industry. Interviewed by Randy Williams on 24 September 2010 at the Stockman's Casino and Hotel in Elko, Nevada.
2009 September 24
Item 1: Interview transcript
Item 2: "A History of the Gardner Family in Ruby Valley [Nevada]," by Cliff Gardner
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Item 3: CD of interview audio from cassette tapes 1 and 2: .wav format
Item 4: CD of interview audio from cassette tape 3: .wav format
Item 5: Cassette tape of interview (original): Tape 1
Item 6: Cassette tape of interview (original): Tape 2
Item 7: Cassette tape of interview (original): Tape 3
2 2
Glaser, Marianne
Marianne talks about her childhood, growing up in the Depression in various places around the country, and then spending most of her childhood on a ranch with her grandparents. She talks about going to college in Reno, teaching school in Carlin, and ranching with her husband and children in Halleck, Nevada. Interviewed by Randy Williams on January 27, 2010 at Marianne Glaser's home in Halleck, Nevada.
2010 December 27
Item 1: Interview transcript
Item 2: CD of interview audio: .wav format
Item 3: Cassette tape of interview (original): Tape 1
Item 4: Cassette tape of interview (original): Tape 2
2 3
Howard, Kent and Jenece
Mr. and Mrs. Howard share their experience over the last several decades ranching in north eastern Nevada. They discuss pioneering new ranching land, Mr. Howard’s innovative allotment rotation for range health, raising a family and other life experiences in ranching. Interviewed by Randy and Cliff Gardner, with Dan Davis and Bertha Gardner on September 22, 2009 in Elko, Nevada.
2009 September 22
Item 1: Interview transcript
Item 2: Kent Howard biographical information provided by Howards, 22 September 2009.
Item 3: CD of interview audio: .wav format
Item 4: Cassette tape of interview (original): Tape 1
Item 5: Cassette tape of interview (original): Tape 2
2 4
Marvel, Thomas and Rosita
Tom and Rosita Marvel discuss their lives as ranchers in northeastern Nevada, including information about their ancestry, W.T. Jenkins, sheepherding, Basque sheep men, the Martin Ranch, training horses and their children. Mary Branscomb and Randy Williams conducted the interview; Lew Ekland video recorded the interview. The video is not part of this collection.
2010 June 16
Item 1: Interview transcript
Item 2: Information about Marvel family given to USU, 16 June 2010, including Marvel family tree (January 2010), Marvel family brands, poem "Papa," by Katie Marvel DeLong, "Crusader's Prayer," "Bits of this and that," by Louise Jenkins Marvel, 1980, poem: "I Remember: To the Marvel family," by Dick Smith
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Item 5: CD of interview audio: .wav format
2 5
Maupin, Billy
Mr. Maupin talks about his background working on ranches, including a career of being a ranch manager and a cow boss. He also talks about his post-ranching occupations of bronc saddle building and being a brand inspector. Mr. Maupin received the Nevada Cattleman’s Association 2001 100,000 Mile Club Award. Interviewed by Randy Williams on January 27, 2010 in Spring Creek, Nevada.
2010 January 27
Item 1: Interview transcript
Item 2: The Last Wagon on the IL, previously "The IL Ranch: A Buckaroo Outfit," by Mike Laughlin, photos by Lee Raine, from Cowboy Showcase: Home of the Western Spirit.
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Item 3: CD of interview audio: .wav format
Item 4: Cassette tape of interview (original): Tape 1
Item 5: Cassette tape of interview (original): Tape 2

Series IV: Elko County, NevadaReturn to Top

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Miller-Warren
Box Folder
3 1
Sharon Miller
Sharon talks about her family history in ranching and her adult and married life as a ranching wife. She talks about managing a ranch with her husband, raising their family on a ranch and the differences in raising beef and buffalo. Interviewed by Brad Cole on October 30, 2010 at the Western Folklife Center in Elko, NV.
2010 October 30
Item 1: Interview transcript
Item 2: CD of interview audio from cassette tape: .wav format
Item 3: Cassette tape of interview (original): Tape 1
3 2
George and Ruth Parman
Cliff Gardner speaks to George and Ruth Parman (via telephone) about their lives ranching in northeastern Nevada. They talk a little about how their families came to be in the area, experiences raising their own family on a ranch, and different ranches they have experience with in the area. George also talks about his experience trapping and mustanging. Phone interview conducted by Cliff Gardner.
undated
Item 1: Interview transcript
Item 2: CD of interview audio from cassette tape: .wav format
Item 3: Cassette tape of interview (original): Tape 1
2 4
Prunty, Marge and Gary
Marge Prunty talks about growing up on a ranch, marrying a rancher, establishing their own ranch, and raising their family on a ranch. She also talks about the other methods of supplemental income, including: teaching school, renting rodeo stock, hunting guides and braiding rawhide. Interviewed by Randy Williams on January 28, 2010 in Elko, Nevada.
2010 January 28
Item 1: Interview transcript
2010
Item 3: Prunty Horses, website, including Prunty Ranch history.
2015
Item 4: "About the Pruntys," from Prunty Ranch: A Century of Tradition (the forerunner of Prunty Horses, printed 2010.
2010
Item 5: "The Pruntys: Continuing A Ranch Family Tradition," by Jolyn Laubacher, from the Elko Daily Free Press.
2011 February 18
Item 6: CD of interview audio: .wav format
Item 7: CD of Bieroth (Marge Pruny family) images, given by Marge to USU. Photos forthcoming in Ranch Family Documentation Project Digital Collection.
Item 8: Cassette tape of interview (original): Tape 1
Item 9: Cassette tape of interview (original): Tape 2: side A only
3 4
Row, Mearl
Mr. Row talks about growing up in Idaho and Wyoming; his work from seven years old, including herding cows, haying, road building, construction, cowboying and ranching. Mr. Row talks about his desire to learn, to work hard and to respect others. He discusses the men he worked for, including Jess Mathews, Paul Bagley, John Moulton, Henry Mays, Cecil Boyd, Jim Zilliox, Wade Lake, Bedkes, and Jim Locke. Wilkins and Wunderlich, Ray Alexander, Harvey Hale, Mark Shipley, Spike Spivey. He talks about working for the Utah Construction company ranches in Nevada [San Jacinto, Big Creek, Trout Creek, Grande, Canyon, Vineyard/HD] and at the Circle L down at Lovelock and also in Arizona at the Three Vs and Taylor Cattle Company; and later, running his own ranch at Three Creek with his wife Christina “Chrissie” Beaton Row and their son, Neal Row; and their move later in life to Filer, Idaho, and Chrissie’s death. Emma Row talks about Mearl’s health scare and their reacquaintance, having known each other when Mearl worked at the San Jacinto and Emma’s parents were working there too when she was a child.
2010 July 12
Item 1: Interview transcript
Item 2: Photocopy of "The Million Miles in the Saddle Award," presented to Mearl and Christina Row for "extraordinary service and dedication to the industry throughout the years. Presented by the Magic Valley Cattlemen's Association.
1996 February 17
Item 3: Photocopy of award presented to Mearl and Christina Row: "In recognition of outstanding service for the promotion and general welfare of the livestock and agricultural industry of Southern Idaho."
2004
Item 4: Photocopy of award: "Honorary Lifetime Member '71 Livestock Association: in recognition for your years of outstanding support."
1996
Item 5: CD of interview audio: .wav format
3 5
Warren, Norman
Norman Warren gives his family history, including his family ties and working experience on the Ogilvie Ranches in Lee and Lamoille, Nevada. He talks about his career working around the world in the mining industry. Interviewed by Cliff Gardner on October 1, 2009 in Elko, Nevada.
2009 October 1
Item 1: Interview transcript
Item 2: CD of interview audio: .wav format
Item 3: Cassette tape of interview (original)

Series IV: Elko County, NevadaReturn to Top

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Wines-Wright
Box Folder
4 1
Claudia Wines
Claudia Wines talks about her life growing up on a ranch, on being a ranch wife, as well as being a teacher in rural Nevada. She also talks about the Northeastern Nevada Museum, of which she is currently Director. Interviewed by Randy Williams on October 30, 2010 at the Western Folklife Center in Elko, Nevada.
2010 October 30
Item 1: Interview transcript
Item 2: CD of interview audio
4 2
Wines, Ira T.
Ira T. Wines talks about growing up in a ranching family, in Elko County Nevada, learning by watching his father (and other cowboys) and by doing. He talks about managing the Ellison’s Spanish Ranch and the yearly work cycle. Ira talks about his family; who live part time at the ranch (summer) and part time in town (school year). He talks about ranching today and he thoughts about ranching in the future, including issues with environmental groups. Interviewed by Randy Williams on July 21, 2010 in the tack shed at the Spanish Ranch in Elko County, Nevada.
2010 July 21
Item 1: Interview transcript
Item 2: CD of interview audio
4 3
William B. Wright, Jr.
Mr. William (Bill) Wright, Jr., talks about his many life experiences, including those centered on ranching, flying, and his military years, as well as childhood memories, and people and events that influenced his life.
2012 February 3, 4
Item 1: Interview transcript
Item 2: "Bill Wright History" (William B. Wright)
Item 3: "These are the standards of the ranch," and "Clichés I like," by William B. (Bill) Wright, Jr.
Item 4: "William B. Wright: 1895-1966," by William B. Wright, Jr., with appendix
A: 1960 letter by William B. Wright on integrity
B. copy of "If," by Rudyard Kipling
C. copy of "Zebra Dun," Jack Thorpe, collector; D. "Man with a Cow Sense: Story of Bill Wright '18, successful Cattle Rancher," from unidentified Dartmouth College publication
E: Notes on "Pa's letter of integrity," "B-17 Crash '43," "How WBW acquired Marys River Ranch" by William B. Wright, Jr., "The Young Riders," two page article from unknown source on Pony Express, notes by William B. Wright, Jr.
1995 November 15
Item 5: "The Wright family on the Marys River," from Great Basin News Homepage, accessed 7 February 2012, no long available online.
Item 6: Marys River Ranch: Great Basin News story on the Wright family, by KNPR: Nevada Public Radio, featuring Preston Wright, William B. Wright, Jr. son
2002 March 04
2003
Item 8: "Can You See Through Child Eyes", by John and Merrily Wright, Western Folklife Center Deep West Video, 2006-DVD, available on YouTube.
2006
Item 9: Memorial Service for Linda S. Wright: Agenda and notes from William B. Wright, Jr., including letter he wrote and read at services
1990 August 28
Item 10: Resume: William B. Wright, Jr.
2012
Item 11: 2 Portraits of William B. Wright, Jr.
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Item 12: 2 Portraits of Mary Wright
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Item 13: Transcript: Comments by William B. Wright, Jr., at Wild Horse and Burro Advisory meeting, Denver, Colorado, with accompanying letter from Kay W. Wilkes, Chief, Division of Range, US Department of Interior, 1974 May 15.
1973 March 22
Item 14: William B. Wright, Jr. and Marry Wright marriage agreements.
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Item 15: Writing/interview prompts from life of William B. Wright, Jr. (created by Bill).
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Item 16: CD of interview audio: part 1
Item 17: CD of interview audio: part 1
1973 March 22

Series V: Rich County, UtahReturn to Top

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Argyle-Larson
Box Folder
1 1
Bart Arqyle
Mr. Bart Argyle discusses his current occupation of raising sheep and cattle. He talks about growing up ranching, and his family history in the area, as well as with ranching. Interviewed by Randy Williams on January 10, 2012 at the Argyle home in Randolph, Utah.
2012 January 10
Item 1: Interview transcript
Item 2: Obituary: Ralph Evan Argyle (uncle)
2011 December 19
Item 3: CD of interview audio
1 2
Pete Cornia
Mr. Pete Cornia talks about his family history, and his experience growing up on a ranch, and then operating a ranch as an adult. He discusses his views on ranching, education, farming, as well as various other topics. Interviewed by Bob Parson on December 8, 2011 in Rich Country, Utah.
2011 December 8
Item 2: CD of interview audio
Item 1: Interview transcript
Item 3: Cassette tape of interview (original): Tape 1
1 3
Blair Francis
Mr. Blair Francis talks about his family genealogy and history in the Morgan and Rich counties of Utah. He also talks about the history of ranching in the area, as well as his own involvement in ranching throughout his lifetime. Interviewed by Randy Williams and Bob Parson on December 13, 2011 at Utah State University in Logan, Utah.
2011 December 13
Item 1: Interview transcript
Item 2: CD of interview audio
1 4
Kent Johnson
Mr. Kent Johnson talks about growing up on a ranch on Bear Lake. He discusses how the family ranch was divided, raising his own family on a ranch, and his current ranching operation. Interviewed by Bob Parson on December 8, 2011 in Rich County, Utah.
2011 December 8
Item 1: Interview transcript
Item 2: Cassette tape of interview (original): Tape 1
Item 3: CD of interview audio
1 5
Scott Johnson
Mr. Johnson talks about growing up in the Bear Lake area, and growing up on a ranch. He talks about issues with dividing the ranch among the family, as well as issues the family face with their property and state acquisition. Mr. Johnson talks about his current feelings and experiences with ranching in the Bear Lake area. Interviewed by Randy Williams on December 14, 2011 at the Johnson home in Laketown, Utah.
2011 December 14
Item 1: Interview transcript
Item 2: CD of interview audio
1 6
Elaine Larson
Elaine Larson talks about growing up on the Deseret Ranch in Rich County, Utah where her father, Peter Mower, was the ranch foreman. Interviewed by Randy Williams on June 25, 2010 at the Larson home in Plain City, Utah.
25 June 2010
Item 1: Interview transcript
Item 2: CD of interview audio

Series V: Rich County, UtahReturn to Top

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Meek-Weston
Box Folder
2 1
Mike Meek
Mr. Mike Meek talks a little bit about growing up as one of eight kids on a small ranch. He discusses how he made a career as a rancher, ranching for a corporate ranch. He explains his various roles throughout his career in corporate ranching. Interviewed by Randy Williams on January 10, 2012 at the Deseret Land and Livestock Office in Woodruff, Utah.
2012 January 10
Item 1: Interview transcript
Item 2: CD of interview audio
2 2
Dan Peart
Mr. Dan Peart talks about his ranching operation: sheep and cattle. He goes into detail on the annual cycle of sheep ranching, and his processes. He briefly discusses inheriting the ranch, and his concerns for passing it on. He also says a little about his brief side business of running a youth ranch. He also talks about the current situation with environmental groups petitioning for the removal of grazing from Duck Creek Allotment. Interviewed by Randy Williams on December 8, 2011 at the Rich County Courthouse in Randolph, Utah.
2011 December 8
Item 1: Interview transcript
2013 May 16
Item 2: Northern Utah grazing case could alter BLM rules, by Brandon Loomis, The Salt Lake Tribune,
2011 December 26
Item 4: CD of interview audio
2 3
Ivy Peart
Mrs. Ivy Peart talks about her childhood in ranching, marrying her high school sweetheart, and her experiences as a ranch wife. Interviewed by Randy Williams on December 8, 2011 at the Rich County Courthouse in Randolph, Utah.
2011 December 8
Item 1: Interview transcript
Item 2: CD of interview audio
2 4
Wallace Schulthess
Mr. Wallace Schulthess discusses how his family came to be in the Woodruff area. He talks a lot about his father’s childhood and growing up as an orphan, and how he turned hard work into what their family now has. Interviewed by Bob Parson on December 8, 2011 at the Rich County Courthouse in Randolph, Utah.
2011 December 8
Item 1: Interview transcript
Item 2: CD of interview audio
Item 3: Cassette tape of interview (original): Tape 1
Item 4: Cassette tape of interview (original): Tape 2
2 5
Stuart and Diane Wamsley
Mr. and Mrs. Wamsley discuss their ranching operation, raising their family on a ranch. Mrs. Wamsley talks about growing up on the ranch on which she still lives and has raised her own family. They speak about topics ranging from environmentalists, government agencies, the earlier days of ranching, and the future of ranching. Interviewed by Randy Williams on December 14, 2011 at the Wamsley home.
2011 December 14
Item 1: Interview transcript
Item 2: CD of interview audio
2 6
Burdette Weston
Mr. Weston talks about his family history and how his ancestors came to settle in Rich County, Utah. He discusses his family ranch and how it’s been divided among family members over the generations. He also talks about his childhood through adulthood in sheep and cattle ranching. Interviewed by Randy Williams on December 8, 2011 at the Rich Country Courthouse in Randolph, Utah. Images of Weston's ranch forthcoming in digital collection.
2011 December 8
Item 1: Interview transcript
Item 2: CD of interview audio