Lowry Nelson photograph collection, 1910-1930  PDF

Overview of the Collection

Nelson, Lowry
Lowry Nelson photograph collection
1910-1930 (inclusive)
44 photographs
Collection Number
The Lowry Nelson photograph collection contains portraits of Lowry Nelson and others, as well as photographs of various towns in Utah, particularly Escalante.
University of Utah Libraries, Special Collections.
Special Collections, J. Willard Marriott Library
University of Utah
295 South 1500 East
Salt Lake City, UT
Telephone: 801-581-8863
Access Restrictions

Materials must be used on-site; advance notice suggested. Access to parts of this collection may be restricted under provisions of state or federal law.


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Nelson is a rural sociologist, writer and author of "The Mormon Village." His research has been a valuable contribution to historians' understanding of Mormon communities. Nelson's photographs are predominately personal prints of himself and friends, but also include pictures of Utah towns such as Escalante, Provo, and Sunnyside during the 1920s.

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Lowry Nelson, friends, Escalante and other towns in Utah., 1910-1930Return to Top

Container(s): Box 1

Container(s) Description Dates
Portraits of Lowry Nelson
  • 1-7: Lowry Nelson
Lowry Nelson and other
  • 8: Lowry Nelson in the eighth grade, Ferron, Utah, 1906
  • 9: Lowry Nelson with volunteer workers from Price, Utah helping to construct the Midland Trail, Summer, 1913
  • 10: Lowry Nelson with the Federal Emergency Relief Administration, 1933
  • 11: Lowry Nelson with the policy committee and staff of TALA (Study of Technical Assistance in Latin America), November 1953
  • 12: Lowry Nelson, George A. Donahue and C. W. Martin, 1957
  • 13: Lowry Nelson and Secretary of State Dean Rusk with public members of the 1961 Foreign Service Selection boards
Florence Newell Nelsen and others
  • 14-15: Florence Newell Nelson
  • 16: David Broadhead, 1919
  • 17: Mr. & Mrs. David Broadhead, 1919
  • 18: Golden wedding anniversary of Selma and Walter Cooper, April 22, 1946
Escalante, Utah
  • 19: Two wives of Andrew P. Schow, James Schow, Martin Liston and William Osborn. These people were among the first settlers in Escalante, Utah
  • 20: Log house built by John Holtby
  • 21: Center Street, 1923
  • 22: Center Street, 1950
  • 23: Post Office, 1923
  • 24: Post Office, 1950s
  • 25: Modernized log house
  • 26-27: Hay hauling
  • 28: The School House, 1923
  • 29: The School House, 1950
  • 30-33: Escalante, Utah
  • 34-36: Old Meeting house
Utah Towns
  • 37: The "Fires of St. John" cast of southern tour in Clear Creek Canyon, 1927
  • 38: Provo, Utah, 1927
  • 39-40: Coke Ovens at Sunnyside, Utah
  • 41: General store at Sunnyside, Utah
  • 42: Abandoned houses in Sunnyside, Utah
  • 43-44: Ephraim, Utah

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  • Geographical Names :
  • Escalante (Utah)--Photographs
  • Utah--Photographs
  • Form or Genre Terms :
  • Photographic prints--1906-1959
  • Portrait photographs--1906-1959