Utah Humanities Research Foundation Photograph Collection, 1900-1947  PDF  XML

Overview of the Collection

Utah Humanities Research Foundation Photograph Collection
1900-1947 (inclusive)
53 photographs total, 24 photoprints, 1 album (29 photoprints)
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The Utah Humanities Research Foundation Photograph Collection contains portraits of various persons, some participating in theatrical performances.The collection also contains photographs of Salt Lake City and St. George, as well as, an album containing photographs of activities near the Great Salt Lake.
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

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.


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The Utah Humanities Research Foundation was established in 1944 by a grant from the Rockefeller Foundation for the purpose of collecting and preserving cultural materials in Utah. The photographs represent part of that effort from 1944 to 1947 and include portraits of various prominent people in Utah, buildings and towns of historical interest, and the "Great Salt Lake Album," a book of twenty-nine pictures of the islands and shorelines of the Great Salt Lake, with special emphasis on the Lucin Cutoff.

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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.

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Acquisition Information

Gift of Harold Bentley, 1972.

Separated Materials

Audio-visual materials were transferred to the Utah Humanities Research Foundation audio-visual collection (A0044).

Manuscript materials were transferred to the Utah Humanities Research Foundation records (MS 0044).

Detailed Description of the CollectionReturn to Top

Portraits, Salt Lake, Railroad, Southern UtahReturn to Top

Container(s) Description
Box Folder
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Portraits: B-P
  • 1: Maud Bigler in the play "Capitola", St. George, Utah, 1890s
  • 2: Warren And Eliza Dana Gibbs
  • 3: Julia Deane Hayne
  • 4: Kumen Jones
  • 5: Mrs. Agnes Hardy Lynch, soloist at dedication of the Salt Lake Theater
  • 6: Horatio Pickett and George Guglielmo San Giovani, September 1912
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Portraits: R-Y
  • 7: Miles P. Romney acting in costume in the 1870s
  • 8: Josephine Snow (Tanner) and William De Friez as they appeared in "Ingoman the Barbarian". St. George, Utah, 1880s
  • 9: William Painter Thompson as he apperaed in "Charlie's Aunt" the first part the 20th century with the Thompson's Theatrical Company, Beaver, Utah
  • 10: Warren (Bub) Tye
  • 11: The "Ten big" daughters of President Brigham Young
1 3
Great Salt Lake Album
  • 12: Trestle and pole drivers, Lucin Cut-off on the Great Salt Lake
  • 13: Alt the Lucin Cut-off
  • 14: Lucin Cut-off-works and embanked trestle
  • 15: Lucin Cut-off-works and embanked trestle
  • 16: Sailboat on the Great Salt Lake
  • 17: Lucin Cut-off The Company's Runabout
  • 18: Steamer and construction camps at the Lucin Cut-off
  • 19: Lucin Cut-off. Pole driver at work. Arrival of a raft of poles
  • 20: Islands of the Great Salt Lake
  • 21: Gulls on Hat Island
  • 22: Antelope Island
  • 23: Sailboat on the Great Salt Lake
  • 24: Gulls on Hat Island
  • 25: The Cambrih, Captain D. L. Davis, August 29, 1898
  • 26: The Garfield
  • 27: Rocky shore on Antelope Island
  • 28-29: Gulls on Hat Island
  • 30: Antelope
  • 31: White Rock
  • 32: Elephants Head-Antelope Island
  • 33-34: The Cambria
  • 35: Storks in their baby nest
  • 36: Rocky shore of Antelope Island
  • 37: Antelope Island
  • 38-39: Natural cave in Garfield Beach
  • 40: Bird Island
  • 41: Blackrock on Garfield Beach
1 4
Parawan and Railroad survey gang
  • 42: Parawan Tithing Office
  • 43: Parawan Dramatic Association stock certificate
  • 44: Survey gang for the narrow gauge railroad
1 5
St. George, Utah
  • 45: St. George, Utah, circa 1885
  • 46: First public library in Southern Utah, First greenhouse and first apothecary. All started by James E. Johnson and located in St. George, Utah
  • 47: Circular staircase inside the St. George Tabernacle
  • 48: Martin McAllister, William Thompson and Samuel Wells as they appeared in the musical "Rob-Roy McGregor" produced by Thompson's Band of St. George, Utah, 1890s
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Salt Lake City and San Rafael
  • 49-51: Salt Lake City, Utah
  • 52: First cabin on San Rafael River at Nougier Ranch

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Subject Terms

  • Theater--Utah--History--Photographs

Geographical Names

  • Great Salt Lake Region (Utah)--Photographs
  • Saint George (Utah)--Photographs
  • Salt Lake City (Utah)--Photographs
  • Utah--History--Photographs

Form or Genre Terms

  • Group portraits--1870-1900
  • Photographic prints--1870-1900
  • Portrait photographs--1870-1900