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Noble Nielsen photograph collection, 1860-1980

Overview of the Collection

Creator
Cache County (Utah). Assessor's Office
Title
Noble Nielsen photograph collection
Dates
1860-1980 (inclusive)
1940-1980 (bulk)
Quantity
1 box, (0.5 linear ft. )
Collection Number
USU_P0363
Summary
196 snapshots of residences and businesses in Cache County (mostly Logan), Utah taken from the 1930s to the 1960s. These tax assessment photographs were kept by the county for record keeping purposes and were taped to tax assessment cards. The photos have been detached from their cards, but stored together, for the sake of preservation. The information in this inventory comes directly from the tax assessment cards. In addition, there are assessment cards without photos, building and residence snapshots with ID numbers but no assessment cards, pictures of various houses and buildings throughout Logan, and five portraits of individuals. While nearly all the cards give the property owner, the tax assessed evaluation, and the town lot number, many cards also include descriptions of the property, the date the structure was built, the building's status, its address, and/or a sketch of the floor plan.
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
Restrictions

Open to public research.

Languages
English.


Biographical NoteReturn to Top

Noble Nielsen was a local Logan historian. He was born in Logan, UT on August 11, 1908 to James Christian and Emma Christina Nielsen who were from Denmark and Sweden, respectively. At the age of eight Noble's father died leaving his mother to raise eight children. Noble attended Woodruff School (now torn down) and graduated from high school. Afterwards he went to live with his only sister in Stockton, California where he worked on the Union Pacific Railroad as an express man. After four years in California he returned to Cache Valley. He met his wife Ruth Quayle, who was attending USU, and they were married February 9, 1933. They had two daughters. Noble worked as a field man for the Carnation Milk Co. in Wellsville, UT for 18 years and later at the Cache Valley Dairy for 14 years. Noble became interested in Logan history and wrote about the Bishops of the LDS Logan 1st Ward. As part of his historical fascination, he created a catalog of all the businesses that had existed in Logan. He valued learning about the government and faithfully attended City Council meetings. Upon doing some research at the Court House he found they were discarding the old house tax evaluation cards and photos and rescued them. He died on July 20, 1993.

Content DescriptionReturn to Top

The Noble Nielsen Photograph collection contains 196 snapshots of residences and businesses in Cache County (mostly Logan), Utah taken from the 1930s to the 1960s. These tax assessment photographs were kept by the county for record keeping purposes and were taped to tax assessment cards. The photos have been detached from their cards, but stored together, for the sake of preservation. The information in this inventory comes directly from the tax assessment cards. In addition, there are assessment cards without photos, building and residence snapshots with ID numbers but no assessment cards, pictures of various houses and buildings throughout Logan, and five portraits of individuals. While nearly all the cards give the property owner, the tax assessed evaluation, and the town lot number, many cards also include descriptions of the property, the date the structure was built, the building's status, its address, and/or a sketch of the floor plan.

Because only a few of the photos have an address the best way to search is by the original owner of the property. It is not always clear when the snapshots were taken. Many of the cards, however, state either the date the building was built, the year of the tax assessment, or both. Each item includes the accession number, the city (when available) the owner or name of the building (if applicable), and the address (when available). Most of images are probably from Logan.

Use of the CollectionReturn to Top

Restrictions on Use

Copyright

It is the responsibility of the user to obtain permission to publish from the owner of the copyright (the institution, the creator of the record, the author or his/her transferees, heirs, legates, or literary executors). The user agrees to indemnify and hold harmless the Utah State University Libraries, its officers, employees, and agents from and against all claims made by any person asserting that he or she is an owner of copyright.

Permission to publish material from the Noble Nielsen photograph collection must be obtained from the Special Collections Photograph Curator and/or the Special Collections Department Head.

Preferred Citation

Noble Nielsen photograph collection, 1860-1980. (P0363). Utah State University. Special Collections & Archives Department.

Administrative InformationReturn to Top


Detailed Description of the CollectionReturn to Top

Contains tax assessment cards with accompanying photographsReturn to Top

Container(s): Box 1, Folder 1

Container(s) Description
box folder
1 1
1:01:01: First Security Bank, 14 W. Center
1:01:02: First Security Bank, 14 W. Center
1:01:03: Logan, Vera D. Nielsen, 38 W. Center
1:01:04: Logan, Vera D. Nielsen, 38 W. Center
1:01:05: Logan, Evan & Ida M. Phillips, 231 W. 141 S
1:01:06: Logan, Evan & Ida M. Phillips, 231 W. 141 S
1:01:07: Logan, Francis S. Wilstead
1:01:08: Logan, L. Everett Harris, 12 S. 3 W
1:01:09: Dean O. & Eleanor P. Porter
1:01:10: Leland W. & Ruth S. Palmer
1:01:11: Lloyd R. Hunsaker, 46 N. 4 W
1:01:12: Lloyd R. Hunsaker, 46 N. 4 W
1:01:13: Helen B. DeWitt, 69 N. 2nd W
1:01:14: Helen B. DeWitt, 69 N. 2nd W
1:01:15: Logan, Eliza M. Earl
1:01:16: Eliza M. Earl, 36 N. 2nd W
1:01:17: Logan, Eliza M. Earl
1:01:18: Logan, Grant H. Nielsen, 650 E. Center
1:01:19: Sarah J. Law
1:01:20: Sarah J. Law
1:01:21: Sarah J. Law
1:01:22: Sarah J. Law
1:01:23: Logan, Joe J. Wilson
1:01:24: Logan, Walker Bank & Trust Co., 19 E. 1st N
1:01:25: Logan, Walker Bank & Trust Co
1:01:26: Logan, Dennis DeWitt
1:01:27: Logan, Dennis DeWitt
1:01:28: Logan, Joseph Cardon
1:01:29: Logan, Joseph Cardon
1:01:30: Henry B. Butterfield
1:01:31: Esther L. Howell, 55 W. 2nd N
1:01:32: Esther L. Howell, 55 W. 2nd N
1:01:33: Oliver C. & Esther L. Howell

Contains tax assessment cards with accompanying photographsReturn to Top

Container(s): Box 1, Folder 2

Container(s) Description
box folder
1 2
1:02:01: Elden & Montana G. Stock, Sec. 15 (burned down)
1:02:01: Elden & Montana G. Stock, Sec. 15
1:02:03: Budge Memorial Hospital
1:02:04: C. Lester Pocock
1:02:05: C. Lester Pocock
1:02:06: Jesse Earl, 321 S. Main
1:02:07: Logan, Jesse Earl, 321 S. Main
1:02:08: Logan, Sears Roebuck & Co., N. Main St., Logan, UT
1:02:09: Logan, Wilhelm & Hazel F. Pederson, 34 W. Center
1:02:10: Logan, 1st Federal Savings & Loan Assn., 58 W. Center St
1:02:11: Logan, 1st Federal Savings & Loan Assn., 58 W. Center St
1:02:12: Logan, Geo. W. & B.G. Thatcher, W. Center
1:02:13: Logan, Lottie K. Esplen
1:02:14: Thelma Fogelberg
1:02:15: Thelma Fogelberg, 458 N. Main St
1:02:16: Rogers W. & Mercy G. Allen, So. 330 Main St
1:02:17: Fred Sears
1:02:18: Logan, Joseph D. Davidson, 54 W. Center
1:02:19: Logan, Joseph D. Davidson, 54 W. Center
1:02:20: Logan, Charles P. Olson & L. Brent HOggan, 56 W. Center
1:02:21: Logan, Bessie T. Hendricks, 220 W. 1st N
1:02:22: Logan, E.L. Everton, 250 W. 1st N., Logan, UT
1:02:23: Logan, Owen H. Kimball, 229 W. 1st S
1:02:24: Welden E. & Belva E. Kofoed, Owen H. Kimball, 220 W. 1st S
1:02:25: Logan, Elva R. Bodrero, 188 N. 1st W
1:02:26: Elva R. Bodrero, 174 N. 1st W
1:02:27: Logan, Hazel P. Cranney, 132 N. 1 W
1:02:28: Logan, Hazel P. Cranney, 132 N. 1 W
1:02:29: Logan, Arta Renfroe, 155 N. Poulsen Ave
1:02:30: Logan, Arta Renfroe, 155 N. Poulsen Ave
1:02:31: Blanche B. James, 154 N. 1st W
1:02:32: Blanche B. James, 154 N. 1st W
1:02:33: Logan, Dee W. & Betty Schwaneveldt, 156 N. 1st W
1:02:34: Logan, Dee W. & Betty Schwaneveldt, 156 N. 1st W
1:02:35: Anna L. Jones
1:02:36: Carrie C. Thomas

Contains tax assessment cards with accompanying photographsReturn to Top

Container(s): Box 1, Folder 3

Container(s) Description
box folder
1 3
1:03:01: Joseph P. Morrell
1:03:02: Joseph P. Morrell
1:03:03: Bruce H. & Josie Barnett
1:03:04: Margarete Edwards
1:03:05: Serge C. Ballif
1:03:06: Alma Evan & Olive J. Western
1:03:07: Dewey V. & Lillian S. Petersen
1:03:08: Cecil M. & Minnie A. Jones
1:03:09: William R. Andrew
1:03:10: William R. Andrew
1:03:11: Devain E. Carlson
1:03:12: N. R. & Mildred B. Peterson
1:03:13: Amanda C. Eliason & Moses W. Eliason
1:03:14: Amanda C. Eliason & Moses W. Eliason
1:03:15: Logan, Jean J. Rogers, 24 W. 1st N
1:03:16: Logan, Al's Sporting Goods Store, 56 W. 100 N
1:03:17: Logan, Harold M. Currell & Jesse C., 60 W. 1 N
1:03:18: Logan, John A. Lawsen Co., 84 W. 1st N
1:03:19: H. B. Developments Co., 84 W. 1st N
1:03:20: B. B. Developments Co., 84 W. 1st N
1:03:21: Logan, Denny DeWitt, 21 W. 1 N
1:03:22: Logan, Denny DeWitt, 21 W. 1. N
1:03:23: Logan, Maurice W. Merrill & wf. Jean B., 23 W. 1st N
1:03:24: Logan, J. Steed & Genevieve S., 36 W. 1st N
1:03:25: Logan, John D. Lenkersdorfer & wf. Ruth Evelyn, 82 W. 1st N
1:03:26: Logan, John D. Lenkersdorfer & wf. Ruth Evelyn, 82 W. 1st N
1:03:27: Logan, H. A. Pedersen
1:03:28: Logan, Wilford Bauglo, 125 N. Main St
1:03:29: Logan, Max & wf. Johnson, 118 N. Main St
1:03:30: Logan, Aubrey H. & Eleanor St. Parker, 244 S. Main
1:03:31: Logan, Norman E. Sadler
1:03:32: Thilda Peterson
1:03:33: Logan, W. H. & Ione Hopkins, 195 S. Main St
1:03:34: Logan, Everton & Sons Co., 25 W. 1st N
1:03:35: Logan, Esther L. Paulsen
1:03:36: Logan, Joseph Quinney, 167 W. 1st S
1:03:37: Logan, Laurence B. Cottle & wf. Bonna C. Cottle, 141 W. 1st N
1:03:38: Logan, James E. & Creenie E. Maughan, 61 W. 1st S
1:03:39: Logan, James E. & Creenie E. Maughan, 61 W. 1st S
1:03:40: Logan, Phylis T. Spicker
1:03:41: Logan, Carl V. & Clara M. Brown, 61 W. 1st S
1:03:42: Logan, Walker Bank & Trust Co., 21 E. 1st N
1:03:43: Logan, Walker Bank & Trust Co., 21 E. 1st N
1:03:44: Logan, George W. Lindquist, 56 E. 1st N
1:03:45: G. Edgar & Marvilla St. Wynn, 32 N. 1 W
1:03:46: Logan, E. L. & Karina T. Everton

Contains tax assessment cards without accompanying photographsReturn to Top

Container(s): Box 1, Folder 4-5

Contains some tax assessment cards with accompanying photographs and photographic prints of various buildingsReturn to Top

Container(s): Box 1, Folder 6

Container(s) Description
box folder
1 6
1:06:01: Logan, Cache Valley Bldg. Co., 21 E. 1st N
1:06:02: Enlarged photographic print of men at a distance near a mountain and by some power lines
1:06:03: Fred's Cafe
1:06:04: Logan, Adella J. Wendleboe, 51 E. 1st N./326 E. 1st N
1:06:05: Marion Nelson, 12 N. Crockett Ave
1:06:06: Marion Nelson, 12 N. Crockett Ave. (enlarged print)
1:06:07: Logan, Swen J. Johnson
1:06:08: Logan, Swen J. Johnson, (enlarged print)
1:06:09: Enlarged photographic print of various houses with owners labeled
1:06:10: Logan, "Wendleboe", 51 E. 1st N
1:06:11: Portrait of Mrs. G. W. Thatcher
1:06:12: Portrait of G. W. Thatcher Jr

Contains photographic prints of various buildingsReturn to Top

Container(s): Box 1, Folder 7

Container(s) Description
box folder
1 7
1:07:01: Logan, Thatcher Opera House
1:07:02: Logan, George W. Lindquist Mortuary, 55 E. 1st N
1:07:03: Logan, Everton Factory, 33 N. 1st W
1:07:04: Clarkston, William Butters Home
1:07:05: "Low Cost Drug"
1:07:06: Central Proffessional Bldg
1:07:07: Unidentified building
1:07:08: Logan, John Roberts Edwards home, corner 2nd W. & Center St

Contains photographic prints of various buildingsReturn to Top

Container(s): Box 1, Folder 8

Container(s) Description
box folder
1 8
1:08:01: Logan, Thatcher Opera House (burned down), N. W. Corner Main St. & Center St
1:08:02: Logan, Enlarged print of Thatcher Opera House (burned down), N. W. Corner Main St. & Center St
1:08:03: Logan, Enlarged print of Thatcher Opera House (burned down), N. W. Corner Main St. & Center St
1:08:04: Logan, R. M. Rolfson Sporting Goods, 33 W. 1st N
1:08:05: Photographic print of various homes labeled with owners
1:08:06: Ann Fleming home(?)

Contains various photographs, prints, and tax assessment photos without the accompanying cardsReturn to Top

Container(s): Box 1, Folder 9

Building tax assessment number given when available.

Container(s) Description
box folder
1 9
1:09:01: Unidentified house, G-202
1:09:02: Unidentified house, B-1245x
1:09:03: Unidentified house, F561a
1:09:04: Unidentified house, D2542b
1:09:05: Unidentified house
1:09:06: Unidentified house, F539
1:09:07: Unidentified house, F539x
1:09:08: Unidentified house, D2365a
1:09:09: Unidentified house, B-1242
1:09:10: Unidentified house, G-319
1:09:11: Unidentified house, D2365a
1:09:12: Unidentified house, G-336
1:09:13: Unidentified house, G-237x
1:09:14: Unidentified house, G-192
1:09:15: Unidentified house, G-237
1:09:16: Unidentified house, F1913
1:09:17: Unidentified house
1:09:18: Unidentified house, G-245
1:09:19: Unidentified house
1:09:20: Unidentified house, G-528
1:09:21: Unidentified house
1:09:22: Unidentified house, G259a
1:09:23: Unidentified house, G252
1:09:24: Unidentified house
1:09:25: Two men with a horse-pulled wagon
1:09:26: "Jessen's"
1:09:27: Julia Budge Nibley Home, 301 W. Center
1:09:28: Julia Budge Nibley Home, 301 W. Center
1:09:29: Noble Nielsen Home
1:09:30: J. R. Edward's Home, 165 W. Center St
1:09:31: Logan Jr. & Sr. High School
1:09:32: Ellis School
1:09:33: Wilson School
1:09:34: "Girl's Entrance", Wilson School?
1:09:35: Wilson School
1:09:36: Logan Junior & Senior High School
1:09:37: Logan Junior & Senior High School
1:09:38: Unidentified house
1:09:39: 25 W. Center St., lawn & railroad tracks

Contains 3 prints of the Arimo building in LoganReturn to Top

Container(s): Box 1, Folder 10

Container(s) Description
box folder
1 10
1:10:01: "Arimo"
1:10:02: "Arimo"
1:10:03: "Arimo"
1:10:04: Black and white negative of unidentified building
1:10:05: Black and white negative of unidentified building

Photographic printsReturn to Top

Container(s): Box 1, Folder 11

Container(s) Description
box folder
1 11
1:11:01: Portrait print of David Reese
1:11:02: Utah-Idaho Central, railroad
1:11:03: "George Smith - Motorman" with train
1:11:04: Snowplow Engine

Brochure on Logan homesReturn to Top

Container(s): Box 1, Folder 12

Miscellaneous Photographs - possibly Nielsen familyReturn to Top

Container(s): Box 1, Folder 13

Container(s) Description
box folder
1 13
1:13:01: Unidentified family portrait
1:13:02: Photocopy of "Logan Collegian," 1938 baseball team with identifications
1:13:03: Unidentified woman
1:13:04: Carte-de-visite, unidentified man
1:13:05: Carte-de-vistite, two unidentified girls, T.B. Cardon photograph
1:13:06: Group photo, outside of church(?)
1:13:07: Unidentified man and woman