Joseph Arch Geddes papers, 1914-1968  PDF

Overview of the Collection

Creator
Geddes, Joseph A. (Joseph Arch), b. 1884
Title
Joseph Arch Geddes papers
Dates
1914-1968 (inclusive)
1932-1968) (bulk)
Quantity
10 boxes, (5 linear ft.)
Collection Number
USU_COLL MSS 075
Summary
Chiefly correspondence and writings concerning Geddes' interests in the cooperative movement in Utah. Also includes material related to Geddes' other activities and interests, including social work activities, other writings, memorabilia, and personal correspondence including that between Geddes and LDS Church leaders. Collection includes official records of the Utah Cooperative Association and the Cache Valley Cooperative.
Repository
Utah State University, Merrill-Cazier Library, Special Collections and Archives Division
Special Collections & Archives
Merrill-Cazier Library
Utah State University
Logan, UT
84322-3000
Telephone: 435-797-8248
Fax: 435-797-2880
scweb@usu.edu
Access Restrictions
Restrictions

Open to public research.

Languages
English.
Sponsor
Library Services and Technology Act (LSTA) grant, 2007-2008


Biographical NoteReturn to Top

Joseph A. Geddes was influential in the cooperative movement in Utah and rural sociology. This collection of Dr. Geddes' papers consists of most of his original correspondence with people in these several endeavors.

Content DescriptionReturn to Top

Chiefly correspondence and writings concerning Geddes' interests in the cooperative movement in Utah. Also includes material related to Geddes' other activities and interests, including social work activities, other writings, memorabilia, and personal correspondence including that between Geddes and LDS Church leaders. Collection includes official records of the Utah Cooperative Association, as well as those of the Cache Valley Cooperative.

Use of the CollectionReturn to Top

Restrictions on Use

Copyright

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Preferred Citation

Joseph Arch Geddes papers, 1914-1968. (COLL MSS 75). Utah State University. Special Collections and Archives Department.

Administrative InformationReturn to Top


Detailed Description of the CollectionReturn to Top

COOPERATIVE MOVEMENTReturn to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
A. STATE SELF-HELP COOPERATIVE BOARD
1936-1941
Box Folder
1 1
"A" thru "B" Misc., Correspondence
1 2
"C" Misc., Correspondence
1 3
Cameron Jr., Benj., Correspondence
1 4
"D" thru "G" Misc., Correspondence (No Corresp. under "E")
1 5
"H" thru "L" Misc., Correspondence (No Corresp. under "I")
1 6
Lambourne, S. K., Correspondence
1936-1937
1 7
Lambourne, S. K., Correspondence
1938
1 8
Lambourne, S. K., Correspondence
1939-1940
1 9
"M" thru "R" Misc., Correspondence (No Corresp. under "O" )
1 10
Rall, Udo, (Director, Division of Self-Help Cooperatives) Correspondence
1 11
"S" Misc., Correspondence
1 12
State Farm Bureau, Correspondence
1 13
Stewart, Justin C., Correspondence
1 14
Stringham, Benjamin B., Correspondence
1 15
"T" Misc., Correspondence
1 16
Utah, Office of Attorney General, Correspondence
1 17
Utah, State Legislature, Correspondence
1 18
"W" Misc., Correspondence (No Corresp. under "U")
1 19
Walton, Daniel A., Correspondence
1 20
Willis, Iva O. Correspondence
1 21
"Y" thru "Z" Misc., Correspondence (No Corresp. under "X")
2 1
Utah State Legislature, Miscellaneous
2 2
Miscellaneous Data - Utah Cooperative Assoc.
2 3
Financial Audits
2 4
Works Progress Administration - Materials Committee
2 5
General Data (I.)
2 6
General Data (II.)
2 7
General Data (III.)
B. COOPERATIVE LEAGUE OF THE U.S.A.
1948-1961
Box Folder
2 8
Miscellaneous Correspondence
2 9
Voorhis, Jerry, Correspondence
1948-1952
2 10
Voorhis, Jerry, Correspondence
1952-1966
2 11
Cooperative Pattern Study
2 12
Four Year Plan
C. UTAH COOPERATIVE ASSOCIATION
Box Folder
2 13
Miscellaneous Correspondence
2 14
Robins,W.B. Correspondence
(See April 17, 1953 letter to Thorpe B. Issacson concerning Cemetery Bulletin 350)
3 1
History and minutes of Co-op Service
3 2
Articles of Incorporation and Agreements
3 3
Miscellaneous Annual Reports
3 4
Retirement and Four-Year Plans;
Audit Report
1947 December 31
Report of Examination
1948 December 3l
Report of Audit
1949 September 30
Report on Audit
1957 September 30
Utah Co-op News
1936 October 28 - 1939 November
3 5
Utah Co-op News, Miscellaneous
1940-1955
Bear River Valley Co-op, misc. Financial Audits:
1947-1958
4
CACHE VALLEY CO-OPERATIVE
Report of Examination
Nov. 24, 1959
Cache Valley Cooperative Records, Part 1
Cache Valley Cooperative Records, Part 2
Folder
4 1
Miscellaneous Correspondence
4 2
Historical Information and Minutes

ACADEMIC INVOLVEMENT AT U.S.A.C.Return to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
A. THE AMERICAN ASSOCIATION OF SCHOOLS OF SOCIAL WORK
Box Folder
5 1
"A" thru "H" Misc., Correspondence
5 2
Hathway, Marion, Correspondence (Secretary-A.A.S.S.W.)
5 3
"J" thru "S" Misc., Correspondence
5 4
Spencer, Susan, Correspondence (Exec. Sec.-A.A.S.S.W.)
5 5
"T" thru "W" Misc., Correspondence
5 6
Miscellaneous Data
B. GRADUATE DIVISION OF SOCIAL WORK
Box Folder
5 7
Graduate Work Committee - Misc. Correspondence and Data
5 8
Miscellaneous Correspondence
1942
5 9
Statement of Position and Courses Taught
5 10
Projects through the Agricultural Experiment Station
1943-1956
5 11
Social Work Faculty -Misc. Correspondence
5 12
U.S.A.C. Faculty- Misc. Correspondence
5 13
Library Book Correspondence and Requests
5 14
Pi Gamma Ma
5 15
Accreditation Data
1948
5 16
Miscellaneous Departmental Information
5 17
Junior College Courses in Sociology (A Survey)
SOCIAL WORK RELATED ACTIVITIES
Box Folder
6 1
"A" thru "B" Misc. Correspondence
6 2
"C" thru "G" Misc., Correspondence (No Correspondence under "D" or "F")
6 3
Hathway, Marion, Correspondence ( Secretary of the American Association of Schools of Social Work)
6 4
"H" thru "N" Misc., Correspondence (no Correspondence under "I" or "L")
6 5
Peterson E.G., Correspondence
6 6
"P" thru "R" Misc.,
6 7
"S" thru "Y" Misc., (No correspondence. under "V", "X", or "Z")
6 8
Social Service Field Work
6 9
Social Welfare - Miscellaneous
6 10
Social Work-Assorted Syllabi and information
6 11
State Conference of Social Work-Correspondence
6 12
State Conference of Social Work-Correspondence
6 13
State Conference of Social Work-Miscellaneous
6 14
Regional Conference of Social Work-Ogden
1940
6 15
National Conference of Social Work-Seattle
1938
6 16
National Conference of Social Work-Assorted Bulletins
6 17
Utah Congress of Social Workers- Misc. Data
6 18
Merit System Council-Employment Security
6 19
State Department of Public Welfare-Correspondence and Resolutions

OTHER AREAS OF INVOLVEMENTReturn to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
A. LIBRARIES
Box Folder
7 1
Miscellaneous Library Notes
7 2
Miscellaneous Library Data
7 3
Salt Lake County Library-Annual Reports
(some years missing)
1939-1952
7 4
Salt Lake County Library-Annual Reports
(some years missing)
1954-1964
7 5
Carnegie Free Library of Ogden-Annual Reports
(some years missing)
1935-1944
7 6
Cache Valley Library Improvement
7 7
box Elder Library Improvement
7 8
Utah State Library-Statistics
7 9
Bookmobile-Supportive Data
B. NATIONAL CONGRESS OF PARENTS AND TEACHERS
Box Folder
7 10
Correspondence
C. LOGAN YOUTH COUNCIL
Box Folder
7 11
Organizational Data
1943
7 12
Goals and Plans of Logan Youth Club
7 13
Ideas from Other Youth Clubs
D. FAMILY WELFARE ISSUES
Box Folder
7 14
National Conference on Family Relations-Correspondence
7 15
National Conference on Family Relations-Miscellaneous Data
7 16
Family Service Society and Misc. Data
7 17
Children's Service Society and Related Data
7 18
Sugar Beets and Child Labor
E. ISSUES OF CONCERN
Box Folder
7 19
Bulletin 350 Controversy (Cemetery Bulletin)
7 20
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints - Correspondence
7 21
Proposal for L.D.S. Missionaries
7 22
Autobiographical Sketch of J.A. Geddes' Attitude Toward L.D.S. Church

PERSONAL DATAReturn to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
A. PUBLICATIONS by J.A. GEDDES
Box Folder
8 1
An Access Road An Analysis of the Concordia Club From Selected Points
8 2
Barriers to Economic Decline Cemeteries of box Elder and Summitt Counties
8 3
Changing Institutions of Davis County, 1940-1950 (Reprinted From Utah Academy of Sciences, Arts and Letters Volume 31
1954)
8 4
Community High-Road to Better Things (Senior manual, 1935-1936, Mutual Improvement Assoc., Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints)
8 5
Cooperative Way Utah's Dilemma Can Be Answered Through the Cooperatives (The Utah Co-operator, Volume 1, Number G and number 7,
Dec. 1946 and Jan. 1947)
8 6
1941 Critique of Utah's Culture and Economy - A Selection of Essays
8 7
Crime as a Mormon Culture Problem
8 8
Diagnosis of the Kroll Core Educational Needs and The Utah Co-operative Assoc.
8 9
Farm Versus Village Living in Utah (Utah Agricultural Experiment Station. Bulletin numbers 249 and 269)
8 10
A Generation That Forgot (2 copies) Government Control of Industry in Massachusetts to 1776
8 11
Group Integration as a Means of Extending U.C.A.'s Market The Importance of Standardization in County Welfare Work (The Relief Society Magazine, Vol.
June, 1933)
8 12
Inspiration Institution Building in Utah, (Eighth Annual Faculty Research Lecture. Utah State Agricultural College
April 29, 1949)
8 13
Institutional Effectiveness Intercommunity Consolidation For Better Cemetery Maintenance in Rural Utah
8 14
Libraries As Social Institutions (Utah Agricultural Experiment Station. Bulletin no.393) Location of Utah's Natural Resources Long Range Planning For the Utah Cooperative Association
8 15
Manufacturing in Utah Migration: A Problem of Youth In Utah (Utah Agricultural Experiment Station. Bulletin 323) Modification of the Early Utah Farm Village (In Yearbook of the association of Pacific Coast Geographers vol. 8.
1942)
8 16
Natural Resources of Utah The Non-growing Villages of Cache: A Point to Consider
8 17
Olga and the Arspor Club On the Problems and Channels of Communication
8 18
A People's Past can be Burden: A Fresh Look at An Old Problem (2 copies) A Plea For Balance in Culture Building
8 19
The Problem of Capital: Problems of Diagnosis and An Analysis of Treatment
8 20
The Relation of Parts in U.C.A.'s Growth Relationship As a Healing Art (Mental Health, Vol. 1 no. 4 Apr. 1
1934)
8 21
Retarding Economic Forces in Utah's Economy: a Brief Analysis
9 1
Self Help Cooperation in Utah
9 2
The Service Case Should the Rural Counties of Utah Employ a Trained Social Worker? Social Conditions in the Delta Area, Utah (Utah Agricultural Experiment Station Bulletin 288)
9 3
Social Forces Social Planning and Problems of Personal Adjustment (Mental Health, vol. 1, no. 2 Oct. 1938) Some First Things (Mental Health, vol. 10 no. 4
April 1943)
9 4
Some Trends in Rural Lore of Interest to Social Worker (The Relief Society Magazine, vol. 19, no. 1 Jan. 1932) Strengthening Group Dynamics
9 5
Supply Agency for Fanta Cooperatives-U.C.A. (The Utah Co-operator, vol. 1 no.1
May 1946)
9 6
U.C.A. and Crude Oil The United Order Answers (The Improvement Era, vol. 35 no. 12, Oct, 1935) The United Order: It's Motive Power
9 7
Utah Communities: Village Housing
9 8
Utah's Population and U.C.A.
9 9
Value Systems and Institutions of Utah (Reprinted from Utah Academy Proceedings, vol. S6, 1959) War Time Problems Water For Utah and the U.C.A.
9 10
What is Right With Utah (The Utah Co-operator, no. 1, nos. 3 & 4, 1946) What is Wrong With Utah (The Utah Co-operator, vol. 1 no. 5,
1946)
B. WRITINGS OF J.A. GEDDES
Box Folder
9 11
Poem to Wife and Misc. Thoughts
C. ACCOMPLISHMENTS THROUGHOUT LIFE
Box Folder
9 12
Miscellaneous Newspaper Clippings
9 13
Biographical Data
D. HONORS
Box Folder
9 14
Lillywhite Distinguished Service Award
E. PERSONAL REMEMBRANCES
Box Folder
9 15
Memorabilia
9 16
Scrapbook
9 17
Oneida Academy Announcements
1918-1919
9 18
The Quiver, 1919 (Oneida Academy)
9 19
The Gayle Geddes Wark Family (Daughter?)

MISCELLANEOUS CORRESPONDENCEReturn to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Box Folder
10 1
"A" Misc., Correspondence
10 2
Abrams, Milton, Correspondence
10 3
"B" Misc., Correspondence
10 4
Bergenson, F.G., Correspondence
10 5
"C" Misc., Correspondence
10 6
Chase, Daryl, Correspondence
10 7
"D" Misc., Correspondence
10 8
Dixon, H. A., Correspondence (Letter of Oct. 9, 1953 - a commentary on B.Y.U. as a threat to Utah State Agricultural College)
10 9
"E" Misc. Correspondence
10 10
"F" Misc. Correspondence
10 11
"G" Misc. Correspondence
10 12
"H" Misc., Correspondence
10 13
Harris, Franklin S., Correspondence
1944-1947
10 14
Harris, Franklin S., Correspondence
1948-1950
10 15
"I" Misc., Correspondence (Including correspondence from Thorpe B. Issacson, presiding Bishop of L.D.S. Church)
10 16
"J" Misc. ,Correspondence
10 17
"K"' Misc., Correspondence
10 18
"L" Misc., Correspondence
10 19
Lillywhite, Alden, Correspondence
10 20
Lyman, Amy Brown, Correspondence
10 21
"M" Misc., Correspondence
10 22
Merril, Milton R., Correspondence
10 23
Moses, Carrie B., Correspondence
11 1
"N" Misc., Correspondence
11 2
Nelson, Lowry, Correspondence
11 3
"O" Misc., Correspondence
11 4
"P" Misc., Correspondence
11 5
Peterson, Elmer G., Correspondence
11 6
"R" Misc., Correspondence (no correspondence under "Q")
11 7
Rampton, Calvin L., Correspondence
11 8
Relief Society, Correspondence
11 9
Robins, W.B., Correspondence
11 10
Robinson, H. B., Correspondence
11 11
"S" Misc., Correspondence
11 12
Skeen, D.A. Correspondence
11 13
Sparks, D.C., Correspondence
11 14
"T" Misc., Correspondence
11 15
"U" Misc., Correspondence
11 16
"V" Misc., Correspondence
11 17
Vallentine, Mildred A., Correspondence and Data
11 18
"W" Misc., Correspondence
11 19
West Roy A., Correspondence
11 20
"Y" Misc., Correspondence (No Correspondence. under "X" or "Z")

Names and SubjectsReturn to Top

  • Subject Terms :
  • Agriculture, Cooperative--Utah.
  • Cooperative societies--Utah.
  • Mormons--Utah--Archives.
  • Personal Names :
  • Geddes, Joseph A. (Joseph Arch), b. 1884.
  • Corporate Names :
  • Cache Valley Cooperative Association--Records and correspondence.
  • Council on Social Work Education
  • Utah Cooperative Association--Records and correspondence.
  • Utah State Self-Help Cooperative Board--Records and correspondence.
  • Utah State University--Faculty--Archives.