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
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


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

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

Permission to publish material from the Frank E. Moss photograph collection must be obtained from the Special Collections Manuscript Curator.

Preferred Citation

Initial Citation: Frank E. Moss photograph collection, P0146, Box [ ]. Special Collections and Archives. University of Utah, J. Willard Marriott Library. Salt Lake City, Utah.

Following Citations: P0146.

Administrative InformationReturn to Top


Detailed Description of the CollectionReturn to Top

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