Norm Burton photograph collection, 1950s-1980s  PDF

Overview of the Collection

Burton, Norman, 1931-
Norm Burton photograph collection
1950s-1980s (inclusive)
188 photographs; 3 negatives; 224 digital scans
Collection Number
The Norm Burton photograph collection contains
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.


Historical NoteReturn to Top

Norm Burton is a celebrated ski instructor who has served the skiing community in many capacities including: President, Vice President of Operations, Director, Certification Vice President, and Examiner for the Intermountain Division of the Professional Ski Instructors of America (PSIA). Burton has been teaching skiing for more than 30 years and was selected by Ski Magazine as one of the top 100 instructors in North America. For further biographical information please see Manuscripts Accn 1814.

Content DescriptionReturn to Top

The Norm Burton collection focuses on ski instruction, techniques and ski instructors from 1950-1980. The majority of the collection consists of photographs of ski instructors and students participating in ski schools. Norm Burton was involved in the Intermountain Division of the Professional Ski Instructors of America and participated in many ski instructors' workshops, including one at Snow Basin in 1978. In addition to ski instruction photographs, the Burton collection contains portraits of Norm Burton's friends, associates and other notable skiers. Folders one through five are well identified.

The first addendum to the Norm Burton collection contains early portraits of Burton, sequences of slides demonstrating ski techniques, and various images of Burton participating in PSIA activities. At the time of scanning, few of the images contained any identification. The addendum consists solely of digital images taken from 35mm slides, which were loaned to the University of Utah by Norm Burton's wife in September 2003.

Administrative InformationReturn to Top

Detailed Description of the CollectionReturn to Top

Portraits of Skiers and Portraits of I.S.I.A. Board of Directors NominationsReturn to Top

Container(s): Box 1

Container(s) Description Dates
Portraits of Skiers
Photograph number 1: Portrait of an unidentified manPhotograph number 2: Don CoferPhotograph number 3: David LarsenPhotograph number 4: Robert SmithPhotograph number 5: Portrait of an unidentified manPhotograph number 6: Steve BagleyPhotograph number 7: Brian Bush, April 1976Photograph number 8: Jim GallesPhotograph number 9: Portrait of an unidentified manPhotograph number 10: Allen TitensorPhotograph number 11: Bob ParkerPhotograph number 12: Nick NicholsPhotograph number 13: Richard DockPhotograph number 14: Fred FinlisonPhotograph number 15: Gene PalmerPhotograph number 16: Dan Steffen of Park City, UtahPhotograph number 17: Bob Byber, photograph by Melville's Studio of Idaho Falls
Portraits of Skiers
Photograph number 1: Chuck PetallickPhotograph number 2: Andy JohnsonPhotograph number 3: Bob GreenPhotograph number 4-6: Portrait of an unidentified skierPhotograph number 7: Mary Lou GallianPhotograph number 8: John ShorweidePhotograph number 9: Ken OswaldPhotograph number 10: Robin LockePhotograph number 11: Pepi StieglerPhotograph number 12: Richard Barnum-ReecePhotograph number 13-14: Portrait of an unidentified skierPhotograph number 15: Leif OdmarkPhotograph number 16-17: Portrait of an unidentified skierPhotograph number 18: Bob YoungPhotograph number 19: Jeff GlarePhotograph number 20: Portrait of an unidentified skierPhotograph number 21: Geroge Hart ImaicrPhotograph number 22: Al EllisPhotograph number 23: Del EricksonPhotograph number 24: Stewart MarshPhotograph number 25: Gene PalmerPhotograph number 26: Gary SummersPhotograph number 27: Portrait of an unidentified skierPhotograph number 28: Tom KronthalerPhotograph number 29: Bill HaskinsPhotograph number 30: Bob Smith of Alta, UtahPhotograph number 31: Vaughn WilsonPhotograph number 32: Portrait of an unidentified skierPhotograph number 33: Bill Lash, President of the Intermountain Ski Instructors AssociationPhotograph number 34: Portrait of an unidentified Alta ski instructorPhotograph number 35: Pepi StieglerPhotograph number 36: Portrait of a woman named WicksPhotograph number 37-39: Unidentified skiers
Portraits of I.S.I.A. Board of Directors Nominations
Photograph number 1: Mike SodergrenPhotograph number 2: Craig PearsonPhotograph number 3: Robin LockePhotograph number 4: Steve DoughertyPhotograph number 5: Steve Morgan, August 1982Photograph number 6: Jerry WarrenPhotograph number 7: Victor GerdinPhotograph number 8: Dan MeldrumPhotograph number 9: Norm BurtonPhotograph number 10: Steve Kanten
Ski Instructor's Workshop at Snow Basin
Photograph number 1: I.S.I.A. InstructorsPhotograph number 2: Woman skiingPhotograph number 3: Director of the Snow Basin Ski SchoolPhotograph number 4: Man skiingPhotograph number 5: Four men looking at their P.S.I.A. instructors manualsPhotograph number 6-17: Ski instructors skiing and listening at the Snow Basin workshop
Photograph number 1: New I.S.I.A. President Ray VanDongenPhotograph number 2: Ski instructors holding plaquesPhotograph number 3-5: Ray VanDongen shaking hands with othersPhotograph number 6: I.S.I.A. instructorsPhotograph number 7-15: Ski instructors and students at various ski schoolsPhotograph number 16-17: Ski instructors and students at Magic Mountain, 1949-1950Photograph number 18-19: Unidentified skiersPhotograph number 20-21: Group of unidentified men in suits
Proof Sheets of Skiers
Photograph number 1-31: Black&White proof sheets of unidentified skiers
Portraits and Miscellaneous Personal-Digital Only (Addendum)
Photograph number 1: First commercial skis bought in Ogden. Norm Burton's father and uncle standing in front of a house, 1916Photograph number 2-4: Portraits of Norm Burton as a babyPhotograph number 5-6: Norm Burton as a baby with his motherPhotograph number 7: Norm Burton as a young child riding a ponyPhotograph number 8-10: Portraits of Norm Burton as a young manPhotograph number 11: High School graduation portrait of Norm Burton, 1949Photograph number 12: Portrait of Norm BurtonPhotograph number 13-14: Norm Burton holding skisPhotograph number 15-16: Norm Burton skiingPhotograph number 17-18: Norm Burton on skis with a young child in a backpackPhotograph number 19-21: Norm Burton with an unidentified group of skiersPhotograph number 22: Norm Burton and others in Japanese dress and eating traditional food
Sequences of Slides Demonstrating Ski Techniques-Digital Only (Addendum)
Photograph number 1-8: Sequence of slides teaching ski techniquesPhotograph number 9-55: Unidentified team ski competition eventPhotograph number 56-188: Sequences of slides teaching ski techniquesPhotograph number 189: Skiers holding an American flag and USA sign
Ski Instruction For Children-Digital Only (Addendum)
Photograph number 1: Norm Burton with a young boyPhotograph number 2-3: Norm Burton teaching a young child to ski
Star Test for Non-Professional Skiers-Digital Only (Addendum)
Photograph number 1-6: "Star test developed by the PSPA to test skills of non-professional skiers, circa 1981-1982"
PSIA Banquet-Digital Only (Addendum)
Photograph number 1-3: Norm Burton presenting awards at a Professional Ski Instructor of America BanquetPhotograph number 4: Norm Burton with an unidentified man at a Professional Ski Instructor of America Banquet

Names and SubjectsReturn to Top

  • Subject Terms :
  • Skis and skiing--Training--Utah
  • Skis and skiing--Utah--History--Photographs
  • Corporate Names :
  • Intermountain Ski Instructors Association
  • Professional Ski Instructors Association