Frank E. Moss photograph collection, 1958-1976  PDF

Overview of the Collection

Photographer
Moss, Frank E.
Title
Frank E. Moss photograph collection
Dates
1958-1976 (inclusive)
Quantity
18 boxes
Collection Number
P0146
Summary
The Frank E. Moss photograph collection contains personal family snapshots and images from his political career.
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


Historical NoteReturn to Top

Frank Edward " Ted" Moss (1911-2003) was born in 1911 in Holladay, Utah. He was educated in the Salt Lake City schools, graduating from Granite High School in 1929. Majoring in history, political science, and speech, Moss was awarded a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Utah in 1933.

After graduating, Frank Moss married Phyllis Hart and moved to Washington, D.C., where he attended George Washington University Law School. While a law student, Moss worked for the National Recovery Administration (1933-1935) and the Resettlement Administration (1935-1936). After having received a law degree in 1937, he was admitted to the bar of the District of Columbia and served on the legal staff of the Securities and Exchange Commission.

Moss returned to Utah in 1939 to become a law clerk to Utah Supreme Court Justice James H. Wolfe. In 1940 he was elected to his first public office as a judge in Salt Lake City's Municipal Court. Moss received his commission as a second lieutenant in the U. S. Army Reserve in 1938 and was called to active duty in February 1942. The following year he graduated from Judge Advocate General school after which he served as Judge Advocate in Salt Lake City and in Riverside, California. From 1943 to 1945, Moss was stationed in England with the Judge Advocate General of the U.S. Army Air Corps and completed his active military service in September 1945.

In the fall of 1945, Moss was elected to the Salt Lake City judgeship where he remained until 1950 when he won the election to the office of Salt Lake County attorney. During his two terms as county attorney, he was active in numerous professional organizations serving as the president of the National Association of County and Prosecuting Attorneys (1957-1958).

Moss's Senate career embraced the years of 1959-1976. For fourteen years Moss served on the Interior and Insular Affairs Committee and was chairman of its Minerals, Materials, and Fuels Subcommittee. He also sat on the Public Works Committee for eight years and on the Small Business Committee for six. In 1973 Moss became chairman of the Aeronautical and Space Sciences Committee.

Participating in the 1960s movement for increased consumer protection, he strongly supported the Fair Packaging and Labeling Act, the Truth-in-Lending Act, and the Flammable Fabrics Act. As the principal sponsor of the Toy Safety Act, Moss conducted hearings which revealed the dangers of common toys. His legislative endeavors received national attention when he led the fight to compel the elimination of TV cigarette advertising. Moss was one of the original sponsors of Medicare and gained national attention in 1976 when he posed as an indigent, elderly Medicaid recipient in an effort to expose Medicare fraud. He became well known in the United States and Canada for his work in the field of water resources, publishing a book on this subject entitled "Water Crisis" in 1967.

Senator Moss was the first Utahn to attain majority leadership positions in the Senate. He was elected as secretary of the Democratic Conference on three occasions, and sat on the powerful Democratic Policy and Steering committees. At the time of his defeat in 1976, Moss was hoping to become the next majority whip.

Content DescriptionReturn to Top

Portraits of Frank Moss and other national figures; photographs of Senate committee meetings; photographs of constituents, political and social functions, public appearances, speeches, and travel. Includes slides of water resources development in Russia taken during an inspection trip in 1959.

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


Detailed Description of the CollectionReturn to Top

Container(s) Description
Box Folder
1 1-7 Moss Portraits
1 8-10 Moss and Maps
1 11 Personal
1 12 Personal - Recreational
1 13-14 Family Snapshots
2 1-3 Department of Agriculture
2 4 Air Force - Air Force Academy - Colorado Springs, CO
2 5 Air Force - Ballistic Missiles H.Q.
2 6-7 Air Force - Anderson Air Force Base - Guam, 1962
2 8 Air Force - Andrews Air Force Base
2 9 Air Force - Carswell Air Force Base - 1961
2 10 Air Force - Malmstrom Air Force Base - Montana - 1962
2 11-12 Air Force - Missiles
2 13 Air Force - Pacific Air Forces - 1959
2 14-15 Air Force
2 16 Anglo-American Parliamentary Conference on Africa - 1967
2 17 Army - Aberdeen Proving Ground - 1967
2 18-19 Army - Fort Hood Texas - 1962
2 20 Army - Fort Lewis - Washington - 1962
2 21-22 Army
3 1 Campaign 1958
3 2 Department of Commerce
3 3 Consumerism
3 4 Department of Defense
3 5 Democratic National Conventions
3 6 Elderly and Nursing Homes - 1972
3 7 Foreign Affairs - Pacific Island Survey
3 8 Foreign Affairs
3 9 Foreign Visitors
3 10 Industry - Airlines and Aircraft
3 11 Industry - Crown Metals - Pennsylvania
3 12 Industry - Stirling Homex
3 13-14 Industry
3 15 Department of Interior Committee Hearings
3 16 Department of Interior National Parks
3 17 Department of Interior - Ozark River Public Hearings
3 18 Department of Interior
3 19 Mining
3 20 NASA
3 21 National Association of Prosecuting Attorneys
3 22 Department of the Navy - Antarctica Station
3 23 Department of the Navy - Pearl Harbor, 1962
3 24 Department of the Navy - USS Roosevelt
3 25 Department of the Navy
3 26 Post Office Department
3 27 State Department
4 1 Birch Bayh
4 2 Alan Bible
4 3 Howard Cannon
4 4 Jimmy Carter
4 5 Frank Church
4 6 Gerald Ford
4 7 J. Edgar Hoover
4 8 Herbert and Muriel Humphrey
4 9-11 Herbert Humphrey
4 12 Daniel Inouye
4 13 Henry Jackson
4 14 Bruce Jenkins
4 15 Ladybird and Linda Johnson
4 16-18 Lyndon Johnson
4 19 Edward Kennedy
4 20-24 John F. Kennedy
4 25 Robert Kennedy
4 26 David S. King
4 27 George McGovern
4 28 Edmund Muskie
4 29 Richard Nixon
4 30 Wayne Owens
4 31 Esther Peterson
4 32 Calvin Rampton
4 33 Harry S. Truman
4 34 John Wayne
4 35 Stewart Udall
4 36 Milton Weilenmann
5 1 People - A-D
5 2 People - E-L
5 3 People - M-R
5 4 People - S-W
5 5 Congressmen - Committee Meeting
5 6 Congressmen - Democratic Caucus
5 7 Congressmen - Freshman Democratic Senators
5 8 Congressmen - Interior Committee
5 9 Congressmen - Utah Delegation
5 10 Congressmen - Western Party
5 11-12 Congressmen
5 13 Interns
6 1 Constituents - Award Winners
6 2 Constituents - Beauty Contestants
6 3 Constituents - Boys and Girls Nation
6 4 Constituents - Democratic Women of Utah
6 5 Constituents - Ethnic Groups
6 6 Constituents - 4-H Club
6 7 Constituents - Scouts
6 8 Constituents - Senate Youth Program
6 9 Constituents - University of Utah Students
6 10 Constituents - University Students
6 11 Constituents - Veterans
6 12 Constituents - Youth Science Camp
6 13 Constituents - A-D
6 14 Constituents - E-M
6 15 Constituents - N-S
6 16 Constituents - Unidentified
6 17-19 Unidentified
7 1 Political Functions - A-U
7 2 Political Functions - Montana Earthquake
7 3-4 Political Functions - Unidentified
7 5 Publicity
7 6 Social Functions - A-W
7 7 Social Functions - Appreciation Dinner
7 8 Social Functions - Awards
7 9 Social Functions - Madison Dinner
7 10 Social Functions - Moss Testimonial
7 11 Social Functions - Unidentified
7 12-13 Speeches and Public Appearances
8 1 Africa
8 2 Antarctica
8 3 Argentina
8 4 Australia
8 5 Belgium - Interdisciplinary Union Conference
8 6 Bermuda - 1966
8 7 Brazil
8 8 Britain - 1966
8 9 Burma - 1966
8 10 Canada
8 11 Cuba - 1962
8 12 Ethiopia - 1960
8 13 France - 1959-1961
8 14 Greenland - 1962
8 15 Guam - 1968
8 16 Hawaii - 1968
8 17-18 India
8 19-20 Iran
8 21 Israel - 1971
8 22 Italy
8 23 Japan - Parliamentary Conferences
8 24 Korea
8 25 Mexico
8 26 Nigeria
9 1 Paraguay
9 2 Philippines
9 3 Senegal - 1960
9 4 Southeast Asia
9 5 Spain - 1960
9 6 Stolkholm - World Conference on the Environment
9 7 Taiwan - 1959
9 8 Togo
9 9 Tunisia
9 10 Turkey
9 11-15 Union of Soviet Socialist Republics
9 16-21 Vietnam
9 22 Virgin Islands
9 23 Unidentified Countries
10 1 Utah - Agricultural Conservation Program - 1966
10 2 Utah - Antelope Island
10 3 Utah - Arches National Park
10 4 Utah - Area Redevelopment Conference - Provo, Utah
10 5 Utah - Ashley Creek
10 6 Utah - Bear River Migratory Bird Refuge
10 7 Utah - Boeing
10 8 Utah - Bryce National Park
10 9-13 Utah - Canyonlands National Park
10 14 Utah - Capitol Reef National Park
10 15 Utah - Cedar Breaks National Monument
10 16 Utah - Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints
10 17 Utah - Clearfield Job Corps
10 18-19 Utah - Colorado River Bridge
11 1 Utah - Democratic State Conventions
11 2 Utah - Dinosaur National Monument
11 3 Utah - Federal Building
11 4 Utah - Flaming Gorge - Senator Tour - 1966
11 5 Utah - Flaming Gorge
11 6 Utah - Glen Canyon Recreation Area
11 7-8 Utah - Golden Spike
11 9-10 Utah - Golden Spike Centennial
11 11 Utah - Great Salt Lake
11 12 Utah - Great Salt Lake Minerals and Chemical Corp.
11 13 Utah - Hercules Powder Company
11 14 Utah - High Uintas
11 15 Utah - Highways
11 16-18 Utah - Hill Air Force Base
11 19 Utah - Industry
11 20 Utah - Kaiparowits Power Project
11 21 Utah - Kennecott Copper Corporation
11 22 Utah - Lake Powell
11 23 Utah - Lone Peak Wilderness
11 24 Utah - Marquardt
11 25 Utah - Moon Lake Electric Association
12 1 Utah - National Forest
12 2 Utah - Public Appearances and Speeches
12 3 Utah - Reclamation - Bear River Project
12 4 Utah - Reclamation - Central Utah Project
12 5-6 Utah - Reclamation - Colorado River Storage Project
12 7 Utah - Reclamation - Colorado River Storage Project - Flaming Gorge Unit
12 8-10 Utah - Reclamation - Colorado River Storage Project - Glen Canyon Unit
12 11 Utah - Reclamation - Dixie Project
12 12 Utah - Reclamation - Emery County Project
12 13 Utah - Reclamation - Provo River Project
12 14 Utah - Reclamation - Strawberry Valley Project
12 15 Utah - Reclamation - Weber Basin Project
12 16 Utah - St. George
12 17 Utah - Salt Lake City
12 18 Utah - Skiing
12 19 Utah - Sperry Univac
12 20-22 Utah - Thiokol
12 23 Utah - University of Utah
12 24 Utah - Utah Defense Deposit
12 25 Utah - Zion National Park
13 1 Justin Fairbanks - Abraham Lincoln Sculpture
13 2 Historical Photographs
13 3 Indian Ruins
13 4 Smithsonian Institute
13 5 United States Capitol Building
13 6-7 U.S.S Utah
13 8 U.S.S. Utah - 1972
13 9-11 The Water Crisis by Frank E. Moss
13 12 Proof Sheets
13 13 Unidentified Photos
13 14 1992 Addenda
14 1 Negatives - color negatives
14 2 Negatives
14 3 Negatives - Unidentified
14 4 Negatives - John F. Kennedy
14 5 Slides - Senator Moss
14 6 Slides - Ogden IRS Center
14 7 Slides - Senator Moss and John F. Kennedy
14 8-9 Senator Moss
14 10 Slides - Color
14 11 Slides - Battle Of The Bush
14 12 Slides - National Parks
14 13 Addendum
15 1 Trip to USSR
15 2 Portraits (negatives)
15 3 Friends and Associates
15 4 Portraits (negatives)
15 5 Friends and Associates
16 1 Senator Moss
16 2 Senator Moss Portraits
16 3 Senator Moss and President Lyndon Johnson
16 4 Senator Moss and Other Political Figures
16 5 Senators and Other Dignitaries
16 6 LDS Church Leaders and Political Figures
16 7 Utah Scenes
16 8 General
17 1 John F. Kennedy
17 2 Frank Moss and Public Law
18 1 Frank Moss Portraits
18 2 Senate in Washington
18 3 Senate Colleagues
18 4 Senate
18 5 Hunting
18 6 Conservation
18 7 Pearl Harbor
18 8 Calvin Rampton

Names and SubjectsReturn to Top

  • Subject Terms :
  • Dams-- Soviet Union--Photographs
  • Politics, Practical--United States
  • Water conservation--Soviet Union--Photographs
  • Personal Names :
  • Moss, Frank E.
  • Form or Genre Terms :
  • Photographic prints--1955-1975
  • Portrait photographs-- 1955-1975
  • Slides--Color--1959