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A. Douglas Allen Photo Collection, 1930-1950

Overview of the Collection

Creator
Title
A. Douglas Allen Photo Collection
Dates
1930-1950 (inclusive)
Quantity
1 Box, (.25 linear feet)
Collection Number
USU_P0476
Summary
The A. Douglas Allen Photo Collection consists of 126 black and white prints taken between 1930 and 1950. Included in the collection are snapshots of Allen's military training at Ft. Douglas in Salt Lake City, Utah; a Utah Agricultural College (now called Utah State University) sponsored engineering field trip to Washington, Oregon and California; various locations throughout Cache Valley including the Logan LDS Temple, and USU campus; and the Deer Creek Dam construction in Utah County.
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

A. Douglas Allen (1914-2006) was born in Hyrum, Utah on March 26, 1914 to Austin David and Georgia Obray Allen. He attended public school in Cache Valley and obtained a Bachelor of Science degree in civil engineering from Utah State Agricultural College in 1938. He went on to work for the Utah State Road Commission, the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation, Geneva Steel Company, and Thiokol Chemical Company. He was also a successful dry-land and poultry farmer. He married Ruth Emma Hanks on June 23, 1939 in the Salt Lake LDS Temple. He was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and served in various church positions during his membership including bishop, temple worker, and Patriarch. Allen was also involved in city government by serving on the Hyrum City Council.

Content DescriptionReturn to Top

The A. Douglas Allen Photo Collection consists of 126 black and white prints taken between 1930 and 1950. Included in the collection are snapshots of Allen's military training at Ft. Douglas in Salt Lake City, Utah; a Utah Agricultural College (now called Utah State University) sponsored engineering field trip to Washington, Oregon and California; various locations throughout Cache Valley including the Logan LDS Temple and USU campus; road projects; and the Deer Creek Dam construction in Utah County. Also included in the collection are personal documents consisting of a detailed work history, a resume, and an obituary.

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 A. Douglas Allen Photo Collection must be obtained from the Special Collections Photograph Curator and/or the Special Collections Department Head.

Preferred Citation

Initial Citation: USU_P0476; The A.Douglas Allen Photo Collection Photograph Collections Special Collections and Archives. Utah State University Merrill-Cazier Library. Logan, Utah.

Following Citations:USU_P0476, USUSCA.

Administrative InformationReturn to Top


Detailed Description of the CollectionReturn to Top

P0476:  Military Training at Ft. Douglas, SLC, Utah, 1931Return to Top

Container(s): Box A. Douglas Allen Photo Collection Box Number 1, Folder 1

8 photographs

Black and white silver gelatin prints

Container(s) Description Dates
box folder
A. Douglas Allen Photo Collection Box Number 1 1
Box
1
1-01: View of Ft. Douglas
1931
1
1-02: Road march
1931
1
1-03: Assembling tents
1931
1
1-04: Group photo, A. Douglas Allen third from left
1931
1
1-05: Road march
1931
1
1-06: Soldiers outside of tents awaiting inspection
1931
1
1-07: "A" Company group photo with hats on
1931
1
1-08: "A" Company group photo with hats off
1931

P0476:  USAC Campus and Cache Valley, 1930-1939Return to Top

Container(s): Box A. Douglas Allen Photo Collection Box Number 1, Folder 2

22 photographs

Black and white silver gelatin prints of various locations around Cache Valley

Container(s) Description Dates
box folder
A. Douglas Allen Photo Collection Box Number 1 2
Box
1
2-01: Intermountain High School Band, Professor A.R. McAllister conducting
1933
1
2-02: Cows grazing in Logan, Utah
1930-1939
1
2-03: USAC classroom, sewing class
1930-1939
1
2-04: Snow covered road on USAC campus
1930-1939
1
2-05: View of Old Main
1930-1939
1
2-06: View of large tree near Old Main
1930-1939
1
2-07: View of Home Economics building and Ray B. West building from Old Main
1930-1939
1
2-08: View of Logan Canyon
1930-1939
1
2-09: View of trees and Old Main
1930-1939
1
2-10: Home Economics building
1930-1939
1
2-11: Southwest view of Old Main Hill showing stairs and landscaping
1930-1939
1
2-12: View of Old Main from the "Quad"
1930-1939
1
2-13: Graduation procession leaving the "Quad"
1930-1939
1
2-14: USAC Library
1930-1939
1
2-15: Close up view of entrance to the Home Economics building, two unidentified females seated on steps
1930-1939
1
2-16: View of Administration building (Old Main) from Old Main Hill
1930-1939
1
2-17: Home Economics cottage
1930-1939
1
2-18: Administration building postcard
1930-1939
1
2-19: Main entrance to Administration building
1930-1939
1
2-20: Aerial view of USAC campus; photographer: Louis V. Olson
1
2-21: Home Economics building
1930-1939
1
2-22: Aerial view of Logan, Utah; photographer Louis V. Olson
1930-1939

P0476:  USAC Engineering Student Trip, March 1938Return to Top

Container(s): Box A. Douglas Allen Photo Collection Box Number 1, Folder 3

14 photographs

Black and white silver gelatin prints, photos of various locations during a USAC engineering student field trip

Container(s) Description Dates
box folder
A. Douglas Allen Photo Collection Box Number 1 3
Box
1
3-01: students boarding bus
March 1938
1
3-02: Spokane, Washington (WA)
March 1938
1
3-03: Mason City near Grand Coulee Dam, WA
March 1938
1
3-04: Concrete mixer at Grand Coulee Dam
March 1938
1
3-05: West end of Grand Coulee Dam
March 1938
1
3-06: Grand Coulee Dam
March 1938
1
3-07: Bridge at Grand Coulee Dam
March 1938
1
3-08: Government offices at Grand Coulee Dam
March 1938
1
3-09: Canal trimmer and concrete placer, Roza Project, Yakima, WA
March 1938
1
3-10: Dry falls at Grand Coulee Dam
March 1938
1
3-11: Bench flume, Roza Project
March 1938
1
3-12: Grand Coulee Dam
March 1938
1
3-13: Wall of Grand Coulee Dam
March 1938
1
3-14: Model of Grand Coulee Dam, students in background
March 1938

P0476:  USAC Engineering Student Trip, March 1938Return to Top

Container(s): Box A. Douglas Allen Photo Collection Box Number 1, Folder 4

11 photographs

Black and white silver gelatin prints, various locations during USAC engineering student field trip

Container(s) Description Dates
box folder
A. Douglas Allen Photo Collection Box Number 1 4
Box
1
4-01: Roza Project, Yakima, WA
March 1938
1
4-02: Roza Project, Yakima, WA
March 1938
1
4-03: Portland, Oregon (OR)
March 1938
1
4-04: Clark Wilson Sawmill, OR
March 1938
1
4-05: Umpqua Bridge, OR
March 1938
1
4-06: Bonneville Dam, Portland, OR
March 1938
1
4-07: Coos Bay Bridge, OR
March 1938
1
4-08: Alsea Bridge, Waldport, OR
March 1938
1
4-09: Yaquina Bridge, Newport, OR
March 1938
1
4-10: Siuslan Bridge, Oregon Coast Highway, OR
March 1938
1
4-11: Shasta Dam site, Redding, California (CA)
March 1938

P0476:  USAC Engineering Student Trip, March 1938Return to Top

Container(s): Box A Douglas Allen Photo Collection Box Number 1, Folder 5

16 photographs

Black and white silver gelatin prints, various locations during USAC engineering student field trip

Container(s) Description Dates
box folder
A Douglas Allen Photo Collection Box Number 1 5
Box
1
5-01: Oakland Airport, CA
March 1938
1
5-02: Oakland Bridge and ferry, CA
March 1938
1
5-03: Goat Island in San Francisco Bay, CA
March 1938
1
5-04: Suspension of Oakland Bridge
March 1938
1
5-05: Unidentified bridge, CA
March 1938
1
5-06: Golden Gate Bridge, CA
March 1938
1
5-07: Ferry building, San Francisco, CA
March 1938
1
5-08: Hydaulic lab, University of California (UC) in Oakland, CA
March 1938
1
5-09: UC Oakland Stadium, CA
March 1938
1
5-10: SS Mariposa (1932-1974), Los Angeles, CA
March 1938
1
5-11: Treasure Island, CA
March 1938
1
5-12: Construction of main building on Treasure Island, known as Building One, which was originally to be used as an airport terminal after the World's Fair; was used in the Steven Speilberg movie "Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade" as the Berlin Airport; currently it serves as the offices for a private apartment rental agency
March 1938
1
5-13: Treasure Island, CA
March 1938
1
5-14: Toll booth at Golden Gate Bridge
March 1938
1
5-15: Beneath the Golden Gate Bridge
March 1938
1
5-16: Filter plant in Sacramento, CA
March 1938

P0476:  Miscellaneous Photos of USAC Engineering Student Trip, March 1938Return to Top

Container(s): Box A. Douglas Allen Photo Collection Box Number 1, Folder 6

10 photographs

Black and white silver gelatin prints, includes candid snapshots of classmates, a group photo, and a stop at Donner Pass, Nevada

P0476:  Road Projects, 1939Return to Top

Container(s): Box A Douglas Allen Photo Collection Box Number 1, Folder 7

7 photographs

black and white silver gelatin prints, includes projects in Strawberry Valley, Spanish Fork, Utah and Deer Creek Dam in Provo, Utah; also candids of co-workers

Container(s) Description Dates
box folder
A Douglas Allen Photo Collection Box Number 1 7
Box
1
7-01: W.W. Clyde Construction Company water truck, man identified as "Charlie" near truck., Strawberry Valley, UT
1939
1
7-02: W.W. Clyde Construction camp, Deer Creek, UT
1939
1
7-03: W.W. Clyde construction bulldozer and unidentified vehicle, Harold Johnson foreman
1939
1
7-04: "Bishop Pickering going to church"
1939
1
7-05: group photo, names listed on verso
1939
1
7-06: Construction equiptment owned by Ryber, Strong and Grant Corporation
1939
1
7-07: Ryberg, Strong and Grant gravel crusher, in Strawberry Valley, Utah
1939

P0476:  Deer Creek Dam Construction, 1939 -1941Return to Top

Container(s): Box A. Douglas Allen Photo Collection Box Number 1, Folder 8

32 photographs

Black and white silver gelatin prints showing construction of the Deer Creek Dam in Provo, Utah, descriptions on verso or attached at bottom, 18 photographs loose, 14 attached to black paper backing, includes 3 panoramic prints

Container(s) Description Dates
box folder
A. Douglas Allen Photo Collection Box Number 1 8
Box
1
8-01: Cut-off wall and trench at Deer Creek Dam, Provo Canyon
September 1939
1
8-02: Manufacturing and storing steel cages for pre-cast pipe
1939-1941
1
8-03: Pouring 69 inch pre-cast concrete pipe at Pleasant Grove batching plant, Pleasant Grove, UT
July 1940
1
8-04: Special pre-cast collar for connection at span
1939-1941
1
8-05: Tipping pipe at plant, Pleasant Grove, UT
1930-1941
1
8-06: Tipping and loading pipe on semi-trailer at pipe plant
1939-1941
1
8-07: Transporting finished pipe to line with semi-trailer, contractor Carl B. Warren in charge of construction
1939-1941
1
8-08: Laying pipe in trench
May 1940
1
8-09: hand tamping around pipe at beginning of back fill
1939-1941
1
8-10: Twenty foot, 69 inch pipe being laid and back filled
1939-1941
1
8-11: Sheeps foot roller compacting back fill over pipe
1939-1941
1
8-12: Pipe laid by Carl B. Warren equiptment, to span structure with special pipe in place, note fine grade ahead
1939-1941
1
8-13: placing concrete footings for pipe at road crossing
1939-1941
1
8-14: Pre-cast bell in bulk head on span over drainage crossing
1939-1941
1
8-15: "Guniting" steel span at drainage crossing using the Gunite process
1939-1941
1
8-16: Bulk head and steel span at drainage crossing
1939-1941
1
8-17: Deer Creek Dam and Provo River
1939-1941
1
8-18: Deer Creek Dam
1939-1941
1
8-19: Deer Creek Dam
September 1939
1
8-20: Grouting on Deer Creek Dam
October 1939
1
8-21: Dee Adams finishing pipe and unbolting outside form
November 1940
1
8-22: Elliot Smith fixing bottom ring on cage
November 1940
1
8-23: Placing steel cage on inside form
November 1940
1
8-24: Looking north from station 900 showing pipe laying in trench before back filling had taken place
September 1940
1
8-25: Fine grading showing bell holes for pipe before laying was started
Spring 1941
1
8-26: Laying pipe towards span structure
May 1941
1
8-27: Placing special connection unit at span crossing
May 1941
1
8-28: Fill completed across the box culvert in the big draw, Fred Gentry on top
September 1941
1
8-29: Excavation of trench completed across big draw
July 1941
1
8-30: Panoramic view of Deer Creek Dam site and barrow pit areas, Provo River Project, Provo Canyon
October 1939
1
8-31: Panoramic view of Deer Creek Dam just as work was being resumed
Spring 1941
1
8-32: Panoramic view of the completed Deer Creek Dam
1941

P0476:  Deer Creek Dam Construction, 1939-1941Return to Top

Container(s): Box A. Douglas Allen Photo Collection Box Number 1, Folder 9

6 photographs

Black and white silver gelatin prints showing construction of the Deer Creek Dam in Provo, Utah, descriptions on verso

Container(s) Description Dates
box folder
A. Douglas Allen Photo Collection Box Number 1 9
Box
1
9-01: Engineering force on Salt Lake Aqueduct, top row (left to right): Lars Walker, Punk Shelton, Alex Wadley, Wayne McWhorter, Neil Murdock, bottom row: Tony Armstrong, Russell Borden
1939-1951
1
9-02: Finishing bells on concrete pipe and placing forms
November 1940
1
9-03: Placing steam house on pipe after stripping it
1938-1942
1
9-04: View of completed Deer Creek Dam, all finished except for oiling of highway across crest
September 1941
1
9-05: Deer Creek Dam showing front face after completion. Mt Timpanogos in background
September 1941
1
9-06: View of Deer Creek Dam before work was continued in the Spring of 1941, Mt. Timpanogos in the background, note spillway on right
Spring 1941

P0476:   Personal Documents, 1930-2008Return to Top

Container(s): Box A. Douglas Allen Photo Collection Box Number 1, Folder 10

3 documents

Personal documents including employment history, resume and obituary