Jean and Wilburn Pickett papers, 1961-1998  PDF

Overview of the Collection

Creator
Pickett, Jean
Title
Jean and Wilburn Pickett papers
Dates
1961-1998 (inclusive)
Quantity
9 linear feet
Collection Number
Accn1573
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
SPCreference@lists.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

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

Permission to publish material from the Jean and Wilburn Pickett papers must be obtained from the Special Collections Manuscript Curator.

Preferred Citation

Initial Citation: Jean and Wilburn Pickett papers, Accn 1573, Box [ ]. Special Collections and Archives. University of Utah, J. Willard Marriott. Salt Lake City, Utah.

Following Citations: Accn 1573.

Administrative InformationReturn to Top


Detailed Description of the CollectionReturn to Top

"A" to Business, 1975-1998Return to Top

Container(s): Box 1

Container(s) Description Dates
box
1
Folder
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.
2
Alta's 50th Anniversary
1988-1989
3
Alta Chronology
4-5
Alta Clippings
6
Alta Articles
7
Alta Clippings
8
Alta Miscellaneous Brochures
9
Alta Personnel
10
Avalanche
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.
12
Businesses

"C" to "L", 1987-1997Return to Top

Container(s): Box 2

Container(s) Description Dates
box
2
Folder
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
D
This folder contains material about the Rocky Mountain Rescue Dogs, Elbert Dispain, and Deer Valley in addition to numerous clip-art computer drawings.
3
E
This folder contains material about Alf Engen in addition to Alta Ski Area employee and phone lists.
4
80+ Response Letters, Fall Issue #99
1990
5
80+ Replies
6
Engen, Alf
7
Engen, Alan
8
F
This folder contains material about the Friends of Alta and a posthumous award presented by Alta Ski Area to Stanley Fry.
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.
10
Gelande
This folder contains material about the 1989 Gelande competition conducted in celebration of Alta's 50th anniversary.
11
Heimlichs
This folder contains material about Dr. Henry Heimlich and his wife Jane.
12
History, Alta
13
I
This folder contains material about the Intermountain Ski Instructors of America and the Interconnect Adventure Tour.
14
J
This folder contains material about Aspen Ski Resort employee Kenneth Paul Jones and the ski jump at the Utah Winter Sports Park.
15
K
This folder contains ski articles by Mike Korologos and material about Jeanne Kapp's Alta photographs.
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.

Legends of Skiing to Salt Lake City Zip Codes, 1961-1997Return to Top

Container(s): Box 3

Container(s) Description Dates
box
3
Folder
1
Legends of Skiing
1989
2
Lifts
3
Laughlin, Jay
4
Logo
5
M
This folder contains Alta Trail Maps and material about Wasatch Mountain Massage, the University of Utah Marriott Library, and Connie Marshall.
6
Marshall, Connie
7
Mining Days, Lund Collection
8
Mining Days
9
Morton, Chic
10
National Ski Areas Association
11
O
This folder contains material about Obermeyer ski gear and the 1994 Lillehammer Olympics.
12
Olympic 2002
13
P
This folder contains material about UTA Park and Ride Lots and prices for Alta ski passes.
14
Publications
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.
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.
17
Salt Lake City Zip Codes

Sasaki to "W", 1982-1996Return to Top

Container(s): Box 4

Container(s) Description Dates
box
4
Folder
1
Sasaki, Buck
2
Seventy and Over 80
3
Ski Archives, University of Utah
4
Ski Patrol, Alta
5
Ski School
6
Slide Show, Old Pictures
7
T
This folder contains an article about cold temperatures the week of 30 December 1990.
1990
8
U
This folder contains material about UTA and the Utah Winter Games.
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 Report, 1969-1999Return to Top

Container(s): Box 5

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

Alta Powder News, 1982-1989Return to Top

Container(s): Box 6

Container(s) Description Dates
box
6
Folder
1-21
Issues 67-93
1982-1989

Alta Powder News, 1989-1994Return to Top

Container(s): Box 7

Container(s) Description Dates
box
7
Folder
1-20
Issues 94-113
1989-1994

Alta Powder News, 1994-1998Return to Top

Container(s): Box 8

Container(s) Description Dates
box
8
Folder
1-17
Issues 115-127
1994-1998

Third National Gelande, 1967Return to Top

Container(s): Box 9

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

Fourth National Gelande, 1968Return to Top

Container(s): Box 10

Container(s) Description Dates
box
10
Folder
1-5
Entry Applications, A-Y
Applications recorded by Jean Pickett.
6
Rough Draft, Final Draft of Announcement
Prepared by Wilburn and Jean Pickett.
7-14
Judge Score Cards, Results, 16-18 Amateur to Professional

Fouth National Gelande, 1968Return to Top

Container(s): Box 11

Container(s) Description Dates
box
11
Folder
1
Judge Score Cards
2
Results
3
Award Forms
4
Office Copy, Entries, Results and Financial Statements
5
Financial Statement
6
Correspondence
Alf Engen letters were written by Wilburn Pickett for Engen to sign.

Fifth National Gelande, 1969Return to Top

Container(s): Box 12

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

Sixth National Gelande, 1970Return to Top

Container(s): Box 13

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

Gelande Score Cards, 1969-1970Return to Top

Container(s): Box 14

Container(s) Description Dates
box
14
Folder
1-8
Gelande Score Cards, 11-Under, Amateur to Professional
9-13
Fifth Annual National Gelande, Score Cards, 12-15, Amateur to Professional

Gelande Score Cards, 1969-1970Return to Top

Container(s): Box 15

Container(s) Description Dates
box
15
Folder
1
Sixth Annual National Gelande, Score Cards, 16-18 Amateur
2-3
Gelande Score Cards, 16-18 Amateur

Seventh National Gelande, 1971Return to Top

Container(s): Box 16

Container(s) Description Dates
box
16
Folder
1
Financial History of National Gelande Contest
2-8
Entry Applications, A-Q
Recorded by Jean Pickett.

Seventh National Gelande, 1971Return to Top

Container(s): Box 17

Container(s) Description Dates
box
17
Folder
1-3
Entry Applications, R-Y
Recorded by Jean Pickett.
4
Start Order, Scores, Entry Lists
5-10
Score Cards, 11-Under, Amateur to Most Spectacular

Seventh National Gelande, 1971Return to Top

Container(s): Box 18

Container(s) Description Dates
box
18
Folder
1-3
Results, 11-Under, Amateur to Most Spectacular
4
Meeting Minutes
5
Jumping Standards
6
Financial Statements
7
Rules Applicable to Style Points
8
Correspondence, Thank-You Letters

Eighth National Gelande, 1972Return to Top

Container(s): Box 19

Container(s) Description Dates
box
19
Folder
1
Wilburn Pickett's Press Release and Publicity Book
2-10
Entry Applications, A-Z
Recorded by Jean Pickett.
11-14
Score Cards, 11-Under, Amateur to 19-Over, Amateur

Eighth National Gelande, 1972Return to Top

Container(s): Box 20

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

Ninth National Gelande, 1973Return to Top

Container(s): Box 21

Container(s) Description Dates
box
21
Folder
1-8
Entry Applications, A-W
Recorded by Jean Pickett.
9
Scores
This folder contains scores from the professional class.
10
Jump Order
Lists prepared by Jean Pickett.
11
Competition Schedule, "Keep Little Cottonwood Clean"
12
Jean Pickett's Letter of Resignation to Alf Engen
1974
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 Miscellaneous, 1965-1976Return to Top

Container(s): Box 22

Container(s) Description Dates
box
22
Folder
1
Sixth Annual National Gelande, Score Cards, 19-Over Amateur and Professional
2
Intermountain Division United States Ski Association
1967
3
Utah Ski Competitions Association
4
Intermountain Division United States Ski Association
1975-1976
5
Intermountain Division United States Ski Association, Blank Gatekeeper Cards
6
Intermountain Ski Division of USSA, Racing Statistics
1969-1970
7
Slalom Championships at Alta, Utah
Handwritten material by Jean and Wilburn Pickett.
1969
8
Solitude Downhill Results
1966
9
Apple Beer Slalom Results
1968
10
Official Results of Giant Slalom Championships
1967
11
Jean Pickett Calculation of Standings
12
Utah Ski Competitions, Finances
1965-1966
13
Intermountain Division (Utah Only) National Seeding List
1970
14
Intermountain Division United States Ski Association, Directory
Handwritten material by Jean Pickett.
1965-1966
15
News Clippings
1969
16
Alta News Envelopes
17
Cottonwood Creek Luxury Condominium Proposal
18
Alta Snowflakes
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
20
Ski Opinion Articles
This folder contains Grant Messerly's Deseret News articles and ski opinions.
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 Items, 1969-1996Return to Top

Container(s): Box 23

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

Oversize, 1968-1972Return to Top

Container(s): Box 24

Container(s) Description Dates
box
24
Folder
1
Fifth National Gelande Poster
1969
2
Fourth National Gelande Poster
1968
3
Photograph
This folder contains a photocopy of a photograph of two ski jumpers.
4
Eighth National Gelande Posters
5
Alta Painting
6
News Clippings
This folder contains photocopies of news clippings dating from 1873 to 1876.
7
News Clippings
This folder contains original newsprint clippings.

Alta Ski Area Trail Map, Fortieth Anniversary Alta Poster, and Merry Christmas Alta PosterReturn to Top

Container(s): Map-case 1

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