Jean and Wilburn Pickett papers, 1961-1998  PDF  XML

Overview of the Collection

Creator
Pickett, Jean
Title
Jean and Wilburn Pickett papers
Dates
1961-1998 (inclusive)
Quantity
9 linear feet
Collection Number
ACCN 1573
Summary
The Jean and Wilburn Pickett papers (1961-1998) contain correspondence, entry applications, score cards, news clippings, posters, trail maps, brochures, and editions of the Alta Powder News, detailing both the history of Alta, Utah, and Alta's Gelande ski jump competitions as well as other intermountain ski racing and jumping events. Jean and Wilburn Pickett were associated with skiing at Alta for many years. Wilburn began publishing the Alta Powder News in the 1960s. After his death in 1983, Jean Pickett became the editor and chief writer for the newsletter.
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


Content DescriptionReturn to Top

The Jean and Wilburn Pickett papers (1961-1998) contain correspondence, entry applications, score cards, news clippings, posters, trail maps, brochures, and editions of the Alta Powder News, detailing both the history of Alta, Utah, and Alta's Gelande ski jump competitions as well as other intermountain ski racing and jumping events. Wilburn (1924-1983) and Jean (1926-1998) Pickett began their association with Alta Ski Area in the 1960s when Wilburn began publishing Alta Powder News and Jean began providing secretarial services for the annual National Gelande ski jump competition at Alta. When Wilburn passed away in 1983, Jean became the editor and chief writer for the newsletter. The collection is divided into three parts: alphabetical files, editions of the Alta Powder News, and materials on the annual Gelande competition. The alphabetical files contain materials about Alta Ski Area, photocopied editions of The Salt Lake Mining Review, and photocopies of John Lund's transcribed interviews with Alta miners. The original titles and order of the folders have been maintained. The collection of Alta Powder News editions cover the years 1982 to 1998. Issues of particular interest are seventy-seven which highlights the Engen family and eighty-seven and ninety-one which chronicle Alta's history. The Gelande materials consist of score cards, entry applications, and correspondence with sponsors of the Gelande, a competition performed in alpine ski equipment in which the contestant is judged both on jump distance and on his ability to hold a tucked position with his arms extended for the jump's duration.

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

Arrangement

Organized in three series: I. Alphabetical files; II. Issues of the Alta Powder News; III. Materials on the annual Gelande ski jumping competition.

Acquisition Information

Gift of Christine and David Pickett in 1998.

Processing Note

Processed by Dylan J. Esson in 2000.

Separated Materials

Photographs were transferred to the Multimedia Division of Special Collections (P0418).

Related Materials

Forms part of the Utah Ski Archives.


Detailed Description of the CollectionReturn to Top

Subject Files A-WReturn to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Box Folder
1 1
A
This folder contains materials about Alta Art, Ruth Rogers Altmann, Alta/Snowbird non-skier activities, Alta Quality Skiing Program, and the Alta Community Center.
1 2
Alta's 50th Anniversary
1988-1989
1 3
Alta Chronology
1 4-5
Alta Clippings
1 6
Alta Articles
1 7
Alta Clippings
1 8
Alta Miscellaneous Brochures
1 9
Alta Personnel
1 10
Avalanche
1 11
B
This folder contains a story by Roger Bourke about his family's annual trip to Alta in addition to materials about Bountous International, the 1990-1991 UTA Bus schedule, John Barstow's book Wasatch Silhouettes, Greg and Lisa Beliveau's Christmas tree plantation in Vermont, and Park City Ski Resort owner, Craig Badami.
1 12
Businesses
2 1
C
This folder contains material about cross-country skiing, complimentary ski passes, and the National Childrens' Sypmposium in addition to an essay by Marcia Clay about her family's annual visit to Alta, a historical chronology of Alta, and copies of The Cat House Chronicle.
2 2
D
This folder contains material about the Rocky Mountain Rescue Dogs, Elbert Dispain, and Deer Valley in addition to numerous clip-art computer drawings.
2 3
E
This folder contains material about Alf Engen in addition to Alta Ski Area employee and phone lists.
2 4
80+ Response Letters, Fall Issue #99
1990
2 5
80+ Replies
2 6
Engen, Alf
2 7
Engen, Alan
2 8
F
This folder contains material about the Friends of Alta and a posthumous award presented by Alta Ski Area to Stanley Fry.
2 9
G
This folder contains material about Harold Goodro in addition to a story by Heidi Gordon about Alta, recollections about Alta by Harold Gifford, and Deseret News articles by Ray Grass.
2 10
Gelande
This folder contains material about the 1989 Gelande competition conducted in celebration of Alta's 50th anniversary.
2 11
Heimlichs
This folder contains material about Dr. Henry Heimlich and his wife Jane.
2 12
History, Alta
2 13
I
This folder contains material about the Intermountain Ski Instructors of America and the Interconnect Adventure Tour.
2 14
J
This folder contains material about Aspen Ski Resort employee Kenneth Paul Jones and the ski jump at the Utah Winter Sports Park.
2 15
K
This folder contains ski articles by Mike Korologos and material about Jeanne Kapp's Alta photographs.
2 16
L
This folder contains material about Alta Mayor Bill Leavitt, Alta owner Jay Laughlin, Alta Children's Center manager Penny Lund, and assistant director of the Alf Engen Ski School Max Lundberg in addition to a description of ski lessons by Keith Lange and a brochure about Discovery Motor Inn.
3 1
Legends of Skiing
1989
3 2
Lifts
3 3
Laughlin, Jay
3 4
Logo
3 5
M
This folder contains Alta Trail Maps and material about Wasatch Mountain Massage, the University of Utah Marriott Library, and Connie Marshall.
3 6
Marshall, Connie
3 7
Mining Days, Lund Collection
3 8
Mining Days
3 9
Morton, Chic
3 10
National Ski Areas Association
3 11
O
This folder contains material about Obermeyer ski gear and the 1994 Lillehammer Olympics.
3 12
Olympic 2002
3 13
P
This folder contains material about UTA Park and Ride Lots and prices for Alta ski passes.
3 14
Publications
3 15
R
This folder contains material about the Rustler Lodge and Blackjack Condominiums owner Lawrence Raithaus in addition to an article about Alta by Steve Rasso.
3 16
S
This folder contains material about Alta ski instructor Adrien Segil, ski lift superintendent Buck Sasaki, telemark racer Judy Brown, snowboarding, ski touring, Snowpine Lodge, and the 70+ Ski Club. Also contains a 1952 copy of "American Ski Annual and Skiing Journal," a copy of the Utah Daily Chronicle snow sport edition, and an Alta article by Carol Speyer.
3 17
Salt Lake City Zip Codes
4 1
Sasaki, Buck
4 2
Seventy and Over 80
4 3
Ski Archives, University of Utah
4 4
Ski Patrol, Alta
4 5
Ski School
4 6
Slide Show, Old Pictures
4 7
T
This folder contains an article about cold temperatures the week of 30 December 1990.
1990
4 8
U
This folder contains material about UTA and the Utah Winter Games.
4 9
W
This folder contains material about the 1992-1993 winter and the Utah Winter Games in addition to copies of Utah Ski Archives, Utah Traveler and a brochure outlining Salt Lake City's bid for the 1998 Olympic Winter Games.

Alta Powder News Records and Alta Services ReportReturn to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Box Folder
5 1
Correspondence
5 2
Advertising Letters
5 3
Will Pickett Memorial Fund
5 4
Layout Sheet
5 5
Blank Remittance Statements
5 6
List of Motels That Publicize Alta
5 7
Phone List
5 8
Licensed Alta Businesses
1993
5 9
Jean Pickett, "Early Lifts: Snowbasin"
5 10
Complimentary Pass Lists
1998-1999
5 11
Mailing Lists
1985-1999
5 12
Lodge Mailing Lists
1985-1999
5 13
Report on Alta Services
1969

Alta Powder NewsReturn to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Box Folder
6 1-21
Issues 67-93
1982-1989
7 1-20
Issues 94-113
1989-1994
8 1-17
Issues 115-127
1994-1998

Third National GelandeReturn to Top

Container(s) Description
Box Folder
9 1-5
Entry Applications, Mighty-Mights to Professional
Applications recorded by Jean Pickett.
9 6-9
Score Cards, Mighty-Mights to Professional
9 10
Mighty-Mights Official Results, Press Release
Recorded and complied by Jean and Wilburn Pickett.
9 11
Official Result Sheet, Press Release
Prepared by Jean and Wilburn Pickett.
9 12
Financial Statement
Prepared by Jean Pickett.
9 13
Financial Statement, Accounting
Compiled and recorded by Jean Pickett.
9 14
Gelande Standards
9 15
Blank Scoring Sheets
9 16
Blank Entry Lists
9 17
Entries, Not Paid or Entered

Fourth National GelandeReturn to Top

Container(s) Description
Box Folder
10 1-5
Entry Applications, A-Y
Applications recorded by Jean Pickett.
10 6
Rough Draft, Final Draft of Announcement
Prepared by Wilburn and Jean Pickett.
10 7-14
Judge Score Cards, Results, 16-18 Amateur to Professional
11 1
Judge Score Cards
11 2
Results
11 3
Award Forms
11 4
Office Copy, Entries, Results and Financial Statements
11 5
Financial Statement
11 6
Correspondence
Alf Engen letters were written by Wilburn Pickett for Engen to sign.

Fifth National GelandeReturn to Top

Container(s) Description
Box Folder
12 1
Results
12 2
Awards
12 3
Recorder
12 4
Jump Orders, File
12 5
Extra Copies of Results
12 6
Results
12 7
Start Orders: Announcer, Starter, Press, Wide World of Sports
12 8-14
Score Cards, 11 and Under, Amateur to Veterans
12 15
Blank Score Cards
12 16
Blank Start Order Sheets
12 17
Blank Entry Forms
12 18
Merchandise Thank-You Letters
12 19
Donation Thank-You Letters
12 20
Biographies of Contestants
Written by Wilburn G. Pickett.
12 21
Newspaper Clippings
12 22
Alta Ski Lifts Party
This folder contains notes by Jean E. Pickett.
12 23
Blank Entry Forms
12 24
Class Envelopes (Empty)

Sixth National GelandeReturn to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Box Folder
13 1-5
Entry Applications, 11 and Under, Amateur to Professional
13 6
Gelande Preparation Meeting
1970
13 7
Start Orders
13 8
Jump Orders
13 9
Announcer and Starter Sheets
13 10
Scoring Sheets
13 11
Results
13 12
Awards
13 13
Financial Statements
13 14
Merchandise Request Letters
13 15-16
Merchandise Thank-You Letters
13 17
Donation Letters
13 18
Thank You Letters
Written, typed by Jean Pickett.
13 19
Miscellaneous Correspondence
13 20
Competition Rules
13 21
Lettering Guide
13 22
Blank Entry Form
13 23
Blank Financial Statement Sheets
Designed by Jean Pickett.

Gelande Score CardsReturn to Top

Container(s) Description
Box Folder
14 1-8
Gelande Score Cards, 11-Under, Amateur to Professional
14 9-13
Fifth Annual National Gelande, Score Cards, 12-15, Amateur to Professional
15 1
Sixth Annual National Gelande, Score Cards, 16-18 Amateur
15 2-3
Gelande Score Cards, 16-18 Amateur

Seventh National GelandeReturn to Top

Container(s) Description
Box Folder
16 1
Financial History of National Gelande Contest
16 2-8
Entry Applications, A-Q
Recorded by Jean Pickett.
17 1-3
Entry Applications, R-Y
Recorded by Jean Pickett.
17 4
Start Order, Scores, Entry Lists
17 5-10
Score Cards, 11-Under, Amateur to Most Spectacular
18 1-3
Results, 11-Under, Amateur to Most Spectacular
18 4
Meeting Minutes
18 5
Jumping Standards
18 6
Financial Statements
18 7
Rules Applicable to Style Points
18 8
Correspondence, Thank-You Letters

Eighth National GelandeReturn to Top

Container(s) Description
Box Folder
19 1
Wilburn Pickett's Press Release and Publicity Book
19 2-10
Entry Applications, A-Z
Recorded by Jean Pickett.
19 11-14
Score Cards, 11-Under, Amateur to 19-Over, Amateur
20 1-2
Score Cards, Professional to Most Spectacular
20 3
Minutes
Includes financial statement for the Seventh National Gelande.
20 4
Problems
20 5
Gelande Queen Nominees
20 6
Results
20 7
Correspondence
This folder contains letters written by or to Charles Morton, Gelande referees, Alf Engen, Jean Pickett, and Wilburn Pickett.
20 8
Financial Statement
Prepared by Jean and Wilburn Pickett.
20 9
Results, Awards
20 10
Preliminary Results, Rough Draft
Recorded and compiled by Jean Pickett.
20 11
Blank Forms

Ninth National GelandeReturn to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Box Folder
21 1-8
Entry Applications, A-W
Recorded by Jean Pickett.
21 9
Scores
This folder contains scores from the professional class.
21 10
Jump Order
Lists prepared by Jean Pickett.
21 11
Competition Schedule, "Keep Little Cottonwood Clean"
21 12
Jean Pickett's Letter of Resignation to Alf Engen
1974
21 13
Post-Alta, Utah Gelande, Jackson and Nord-Alp Ski Club
Jean and Wilburn Pickett participated in and helped with the Jackson event.
1975

Intermountain Division of the United States Ski Association, Ski Races, and MiscellaneousReturn to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Box Folder
22 1
Sixth Annual National Gelande, Score Cards, 19-Over Amateur and Professional
22 2
Intermountain Division United States Ski Association
1967
22 3
Utah Ski Competitions Association
22 4
Intermountain Division United States Ski Association
1975-1976
22 5
Intermountain Division United States Ski Association, Blank Gatekeeper Cards
22 6
Intermountain Ski Division of USSA, Racing Statistics
1969-1970
22 7
Slalom Championships at Alta, Utah
Handwritten material by Jean and Wilburn Pickett.
1969
22 8
Solitude Downhill Results
1966
22 9
Apple Beer Slalom Results
1968
22 10
Official Results of Giant Slalom Championships
1967
22 11
Jean Pickett Calculation of Standings
22 12
Utah Ski Competitions, Finances
1965-1966
22 13
Intermountain Division (Utah Only) National Seeding List
1970
22 14
Intermountain Division United States Ski Association, Directory
Handwritten material by Jean Pickett.
1965-1966
22 15
News Clippings
1969
22 16
Alta News Envelopes
22 17
Cottonwood Creek Luxury Condominium Proposal
22 18
Alta Snowflakes
22 19
Utah Ski Area
This folder contains a copy of an article from The Event and a section of the 1988-1989 Ski Utah vacation planner.
1981-1989
22 20
Ski Opinion Articles
This folder contains Grant Messerly's Deseret News articles and ski opinions.
22 21
Miscellaneous
This folder contains material about the Eleventh Annual Grand National Powder 8 Contest in addition to a copy of a Lowell Thomas letter to Wilburn Pickett, a 1946 copy of The Salt Lake Tribune travel section, and photocopied pictures of Alf Engen Ski School employees.

Display ItemsReturn to Top

Container(s) Description
Box Folder
23 1
Alta-Gaters
23 2
Brochures and Newsletters
23 3
Laminated Clipping Plaque

OversizeReturn to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Box Folder
24 1
Fifth National Gelande Poster
1969
24 2
Fourth National Gelande Poster
1968
24 3
Photograph
This folder contains a photocopy of a photograph of two ski jumpers.
24 4
Eighth National Gelande Posters
24 5
Alta Painting
24 6
News Clippings
This folder contains photocopies of news clippings dating from 1873 to 1876.
24 7
News Clippings
This folder contains original newsprint clippings.
mapcase-folder
1
Alta Ski Area Trail Map, Fortieth Anniversary Alta Poster, and Merry Christmas Alta Poster

Names and SubjectsReturn to Top

Subject Terms

  • Miners--Utah--Alberta--Interviews
  • Ski resorts--Utah--Alberta--History--Sources
  • Skis and skiing--Utah--History--Sources

Personal Names

  • Pickett, Jean--Archives
  • Pickett, Wilburn--Archives

Geographical Names

  • Alta (Utah)--History--Sources

Form or Genre Terms

  • Clippings
  • Correspondence
  • Maps
  • Newsletters
  • Newspapers
  • Oral histories
  • Pamphlets
  • Posters