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F. Ross Peterson Photograph Collection., 1857-1995

Overview of the Collection

Title
F. Ross Peterson Photograph Collection.
Dates
1857-1995 (inclusive)
Quantity
2 boxes, (2 linear feet)
Collection Number
USU_P0391
Summary
The F. Ross Peterson Photograph Collection consists of 240 images, including many of his family and friends. Also included are images of the Teton Dam failure and Idaho Senator Glen H. Taylor. The collection also features 6 postcards, photographs of the American West Heritage Center, and images from F. Ross Peterson's book, A History of Cache County, which are all reproductions of images from USU Special Collections and Archives.
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

Biographical NoteReturn to Top

Frank "Ross" Peterson was born on September 7, 1941 in Montpelier, Idaho. After completing his education in local schools, Peterson served for two years (1960-1962) as a missionary in the Great Lakes Mission for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Upon his return, Peterson enrolled at Utah State University and began his study of history. On December 6, 1963, he married Mary Kay Grimes. Together they raised three children; Bret Ross, Bart Allyn, and Matthew Aaron. In 1965 Peterson graduated from Utah State University. He continued his education at Washington State University until his graduation in 1968 with a Ph.D. From 1968 to 1971 Peterson taught history at the University of Texas-Arlington. In 1971 Peterson began teaching at Utah State University, where he remained until 2004. Over the course of Peterson's career at Utah State University, he held many positions including: History Department Chair; Director of the Mountain West Center for Regional Studies; and Executive Secretary of the David W. and Beatrice Cannon Evans Biography Award. Peterson also served as the editor for, The Dialogue; a Journal of Mormon Thought, from 1987 to 1992. Some of his publications include: Idaho: A Bicentennial History; The Teton Dam Disaster: Tragedy or Triumph; The History of Cache County; and Prophet Without Honor: Glen H. Taylor and the Fight for American Liberalism. In 2004, Peterson became president of Deep Springs College, where he had previously taught several times as a visiting professor. In 2007 he returned to USU to become the Vice Provost for University Advancement. He retired in 2011.

Content DescriptionReturn to Top

The F. Ross Peterson Photograph Collection consists of 240 images, including many of his family and friends as well as images of the Teton Dam failure of 1976 and Idaho Senator Glen H. Taylor. The collection also features 6 postcards, photographs of the American West Heritage Center, and images from Peterson's book, A History of Cache County, which are all reproductions of images from USU Special Collections and Archives.

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 F. Ross Peterson photograph collection must be obtained from the Special Collections Manuscript Curator and/or the Special Collections Department Head.

Preferred Citation

Initial Citation: USU_P0391; F. Ross Peterson photograph collection; Photograph Collections Special Collections and Archives. Utah State University Merrill-Cazier Library. Logan, Utah.

Following Citations:USU_P0391, USUSCA.

Administrative InformationReturn to Top


Detailed Description of the CollectionReturn to Top

Reproductions of materials in USU Special Collections not found in The History of Cache County, 1857-1995Return to Top

Container(s): Box 1, Folder 1

Reproductions of materials in USU Special Collections found in The History of Cache County, 1857-1995Return to Top

Container(s): Box 1, Folder 2-14

Senator Glen H. Taylor, 1857-1995Return to Top

Container(s): Box 1, Folder 15

Container(s) Description Dates
box folder
1 15
Box Folder
1 15
1:15:01: Taylor at Banking and Currency Committee meeting
1857-1995
1 15
1:15:02: Senator Taylor "Man of the People"
1857-1995
1 15
1:15:03: Taylor waiting to be sworn in
1857-1995
1 15
1:15:04: Newspaper picture of Taylor
1857-1995
1 15
1:15:05: Taylor homestead
1857-1995
1 15
1:15:06: Taylor and unidentified man
1857-1995
1 15
1:15:07: Taylor falling down
1857-1995
1 15
1:15:08: Taylor at desk
1857-1995
1 15
1:15:09: Senator Taylor and Dr. Francis E. Townsend planning
1857-1995
1 15
1:15:10: Taylor and David Arthur, Harrison Lott, and Owen Gould
1857-1995
1 15
1:15:11: Taylor and family
1857-1995
1 15
1:15:12: Taylor with Navy men
1857-1995
1 15
1:15:13: Taylor feeding son
1857-1995
1 15
1:15:14: Taylor at meeting
1857-1995
1 15
1:15:15: Taylor children
1857-1995
1 15
1:15:16: Young Taylor
1857-1995
1 15
1:15:17: Senator Taylor autographed reproduction
1857-1995
1 15
1:15:18: Senator Taylor
1857-1995
1 15
1:15:19: Taylor at desk
1857-1995
1 15
1:15:20: Taylor postcard
1857-1995
1 15
1:15:21: 35 millimeter contact prints of Taylor and negatives
1857-1995

Postcards, 1857-1995Return to Top

Container(s): Box 1, Folder 16

Container(s) Description Dates
box folder
1 16
Box Folder
1 16
1:16:01: Denver Museum of Natual History
1857-1995
1 16
1:16:02: Wasatch Mountains
1857-1995
1 16
1:16:03: LDS Temple Logan, UT
1857-1995
1 16
1:16:04: USU Old Main
1857-1995
1 16
1:16:05: Senator Frank Church
1857-1995
1 16
1:16:06: Waikiki, Hawaii
1857-1995

Miscellaneous and Family Groups, 1857-1995Return to Top

Container(s): Box 1, Folder 17

Container(s) Description Dates
box folder
1 17
Box Folder
1 17
1:17:01: Johnston Army officer’s wagon 1857
1857-1995
1 17
1:17:02: Left to right; Herman, Lawrence, Philbert, Oscar, Raymond, and Vance, USU Students
1857-1995
1 17
1:17:03: Philbert on horse in front of cabin
1857-1995
1 17
1:17:04: Philbert on horse
1857-1995
1 17
1:17:05: Philbert on hay binder
1857-1995
1 17
1:17:06: Philbert on mission
1919-1921
1 17
1:17:07: Unknown smiling man 1
1857-1995
1 17
1:17:08: Unknown smiling man 2
1857-1995
1 17
1:17:09: Elder Jay S. Wimmer
1960-1962
1 17
1:17:10: Donald Worster
1857-1995
1 17
1:17:11: Blacksmith with anvil
1857-1995
1 17
1:17:12: Aerial view of Hurricane, Utah and golf course
1857-1995
1 17
1:17:13-26: History exhibit in a mall
1978
1 17
1:17:27: Native American man weaving
1857-1995
1 17
1:17:28: Man shoeing horse
1857-1995
1 17
1:17:29: Girls dancing around a Maypole
1857-1995
1 17
1:17:30: Headstone
1857-1995
1 17
1:17:31: Embroidery
1857-1995
1 17
1:17:32: Foot examination
1857-1995
1 17
1:17:33: Woman quilting
1857-1995
1 17
1:17:34: Asian Banquet
1857-1995
1 17
1:17:35: Folk dancing
1857-1995
1 17
1:17:36: Men in kilts playing bagpipes
1857-1995
1 17
1:17:37: Mountains and lake
1857-1995
1 17
1:17:38: Tintype of two men
1857-1995
1 17
1:17:39: Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Blair and three daughters from left to right: Elizabeth, Nettie Balch, and Minnie Winston
1857-1995
1 17
1:17:40: Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Blair
1857-1995
1 17
1:17:41: Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Blair
1857-1995
1 17
1:17:42: List of 142nd Infantry, Joseph S. Blair listed among Privates
1857-1995
1 17
1:17:43: Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Blair with their six children: Minnie Winston, William Blair, Nettie Balch, George Blair, Elizabeth ?, Maude Mudge, and son-in-law
1857-1995
1 17
1:17:44-48: Life at the American West Heritage Center with accompanying slides
1857-1995
1 17
1:17:49-52: Slides of dinner at the Jensen Historical Farm
1857-1995

Peterson Family Photos (151 Photos), 1857-1995Return to Top

Container(s): Box 1, Folder 18-18a

Consists of images in two folders of the 1993 football team, Peterson's children, banquets, football game honorees, a autographed photo of the Parker Family, and Kellen Winslow

:  Teton Dam Disaster, 1976Return to Top

Container(s): Box 2, Folder 1

Container(s) Description Dates
box folder
2 1
Box Folder
2 1
2:01:01: Richard Clothier in Pocatello, ID sitting at communication center
1976
2 1
2:01:02: The emergency (MARS) unit communications van from Hill Air Force Base, UT. Left to right: Sgt. Dennis Bosley, Sgt. Bruce Johnson, Sgt. Butch Eckoff, Sgt. Russel Wheatly
1976
2 1
2:01:03: Communications van parked at Ricks College at Rexburg, ID
1976
2 1
2:01:04: Photo by Quincy Jensen June 5, 1976: Teton Dam collapsing
1976
2 1
2:01:05: Photo by Mark Campbell: House floating down Main Street Rexburg, ID
1976
2 1
2:01:06: Twisted train tracks
1976
2 1
2:01:07: Photo by Quincy Jensen: Idaho Falls Broadway Bridge after flood
1976
2 1
2:01:08: Photo by Quincy Jensen: flooded interstate
1976
2 1
2:01:09: Photo by Quincy Jensen: Ellen B. Cook and unknown woman cleaning yard
1976
2 1
2:01:10: Teton Waters: A Photographic Portfolio by Robert Bower and Douglas A. Brown
1976

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