Aaron Belnap Ross papers, 1957-1971  PDF

Overview of the Collection

Creator
Ross, Aaron Belnap, 1917-1973
Title
Aaron Belnap Ross papers
Dates
1957-1971 (inclusive)
Quantity
0.5 linear feet
Collection Number
Accn1714
Summary
The Aaron Belnap Ross papers (1857-1971) consists of poetry, clippings, journals, and biographical sketches of Dr. Ross, mainly as they pertain to his interest in river running on the Green, Colorado, and other rivers of the western United States.
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
special@library.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


Biographical NoteReturn to Top

Aaron Belnap Ross was born in Ogden, Utah, on 26 June 1917. After washing out of flight training for the U.S. Army Air Forces in 1941, he became a GP doctor with a practice in Ogden, Utah. He was also an amateur botanist, ornithologist, and photographer, but his real interest lay in running the Green and Colorado Rivers, as well as other rivers, on his own and with Jack Brennan, an early river outfitter who, with Don Harris, ran Harris-Brennan River Expeditions in the 1950s and 1960s. Besides his interest in river running, Ross was also an avid skier, and was the owner and manager of the Gelande Inn, a ski shop and cafeteria at Snow Basin Ski Resort. Ross died of leukemia on 20 October 1973.

Content DescriptionReturn to Top

The Aaron Belnap Ross papers (1857-1971) consists of poetry, clippings, journals, and biographical sketches of Dr. Ross, mainly as they pertain to his interest in river running on the Green, Colorado, and other rivers of the western United States.

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 Aaron Belnap Ross papers must be obtained from the Special Collections Manuscript Curator.

Preferred Citation

Initial Citation: Aaron Belnap Ross papers, Accn 1714, Box [ ]. Special Collections and Archives. University of Utah, J. Willard Marriott. Salt Lake City, Utah.

Following Citations: Accn 1714.

Administrative InformationReturn to Top


Detailed Description of the CollectionReturn to Top

Personal Materials, 1957-1973Return to Top

Container(s): Box 1

Container(s) Description Dates
box
1
Folder
1
"The Versatile Doc Ross: Biography of Aaron Belnap Ross"
2
"A River Rat: Character Sketch" by Sandi [sic] Ross
3
"Ballad of Aaron B. Ross and the Colorado River"
4
"Protrait of Jack Brennon [Brennan], Colorado River"
5
Clippings regarding two river trips
1957-1971
6
Correspondence
The papers in this folder include a letter from "Bill" regarding Grand Canyon trip, 27 April-8 May 1970. Also includes bird list compiled by William H. Behle, ornithologist.
1970
7
Colorado River Expedition
1969

Les Jones' scroll map of Grand Canyon, heavily annotated by RossReturn to Top

Container(s): Roll 1

Names and SubjectsReturn to Top

  • Subject Terms :
  • Rafting (Sports)--Colorado River (Colo.-Mexico)--Sources
  • Rafting (Sports)--Green River (Wyo.-Utah)--Sources
  • Personal Names :
  • Ross, Aaron Belnap, 1917-1973--Archives
  • Form or Genre Terms :
  • Clippings