Jack Goodman papers, 1945-1996  PDF

Overview of the Collection

Creator
Goodman, Jack, 1913-
Title
Jack Goodman papers
Dates
1945-1996 (inclusive)
Quantity
8.25 linear feet
Collection Number
Accn1521
Summary
The Jack Goodman papers (1945-1996) contain articles, reviews, and research files including drafts, final versions, notes, government publications, maps, and clippings. Includes some personal correspondence, contracts, awards, and memorabilia. Goodman is a Salt Lake City, Utah journalist and author whose primary interests include skiing, tourism, the development of national parks, and Utah architecture. He is the author of the weekly column "City View" in the Salt Lake Tribune.
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


Historical NoteReturn to Top

A transplanted Brooklynite and alumnus of New York University, the National Academy of Design, and the Art Students League, Goodman (b. 1913) joined the Salt Lake City radio station KALL in 1947. A former staffer of The New York Post and WNYC radio in New York City, he soon became a stringer (regional correspondent) for Newsweek. While still working for KALL, he also became a travel writer for The New York Times and reporter for the Salt Lake Tribune-Telegram. During the 1950s he wrote two weekly columns for the Salt Lake Tribune,"Know Your Legislator" and "Nothing Serious." He continued his position as a stringer and prepared travel reviews for the Salt Lake Tribune that were then released to The New York Times. His career later took him into television (KUTV in Salt Lake City) and advertising. In the late 1960s he retired to devote his time to freelance writing. His efforts produced several books, many book reviews, newspaper feature stories, and magazine articles, including several stories for The Saturday Evening Post. In 1984 he came out of retirement, returning to The Salt Lake Tribune to write a weekly column, "City View." Access to "City View" and Goodman's other Salt Lake Tribune writings is available in the Western Americana Division of the Marriott Library.

Content DescriptionReturn to Top

The Jack Goodman papers (1945-1996) contain articles, reviews, and research files. Included are drafts, final printed versions, notes and a variety of topical documents, including government publications, maps, travel information, clippings, and other materials. There are small amounts of personal and professional records, including contracts, correspondence, awards, and mementos. A significant portion of the files reflect Goodman's focus on Utah and the western United States. Goodman was interested in skiing, tourism, and the development of national parks. He also conducted research and wrote about significant events of various periods, such as the western uranium boom of the 1950s. Box 1 of the collection contains personal and business correspondence, contracts, mementos of family travels, and awards and notices from 1945-1995. Boxes 2-10 contain writings and associated research organized by date and subject. Box 2 houses material from the 1940s, boxes 3-5 contain those from the 1950s, boxes 6-8 hold files from the 1960s, and boxes 9 and 10, respectively, house those from the 1970s and 1980s-1990s. The first folder of each decade group contains general research material for that decade, and subsequent folders hold research and writings for specific topics of continued interest to Goodman. These topics include skiing, tourism, and the development of national parks. Articles and research pertaining to events of a particular decade follow. His weekly columns and freelance articles written for specific magazines, particularly Newsweek, comprise the remaining material for each decade group. Boxes 11 and 12 contain scrapbooks of Goodman's published articles from throughout his career. Box 13 contains books and pamphlets used in research, and box 14 contains a charcoal sketch of Fiorello LaGuardia, former mayor of New York City.

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 Jack Goodman papers must be obtained from the Special Collections Manuscript Curator.

Preferred Citation

Initial Citation: Jack Goodman papers, Accn 1521, Box [ ]. Special Collections and Archives. University of Utah, J. Willard Marriott. Salt Lake City, Utah.

Following Citations: Accn 1521.

Administrative InformationReturn to Top


Detailed Description of the CollectionReturn to Top

Correspondence, 1945-1995Return to Top

Container(s): Box 1

Container(s) Description Dates
box
1
Folder
1-2
Personal Correspondence and Family Records
1947-1994
3-9
Family Travel
This folder includes research, planning, and mementos resulting from three family trips: Europe, 1960 and 1974, and the eastern United States coast, 1974.
1960-1974
10
Moving from New York to Salt Lake City
WNYC, New York City. News release of Goodman's arrival and employment at KALL in Salt Lake City.
1947
11-15
Professional Correspondence
This folder includes correspondence from radio stations, book publishers, magazine editors, and newspaper editors.
1947-1995
16-17
Contracts
This folder contains two professional contracts regarding a movie plot with Paramount Studios in 1951 and a partnership, SCENI-GUIDE Publishing Company, formed with Lorin F. Wheelwright to write books about Salt Lake City and Utah, 1952.
1951-1952
18
Awards and Notices
This folder contains notices, nominations, or awards found in the collection mentioning or presented to Goodman.
1947-1994

Research and Articles, 1947-1949Return to Top

Container(s): Box 2

Container(s) Description Dates
box
2
Folder
1
General Research for Possible Articles
2
Skiing, Utah and the West
3
Summers, Utah and the West
Many of the articles feature national parks or places of interest to tourists.
4
University of Utah
This paper reveals a "tiff" between the followers of Utah State University and the University of Utah over the formation of a new football conference.
1947
5-8
Native Americans
This folder contains an article about the projected Inter-Mountain Indian School, Brigham City, Utah; and articles on the Navajo Council's approval of the presidential veto of the Rehabilitation Bill at the Navajo Tribal Council Meeting in Window Rock, Arizona.
1949
9
Politics
This folder contains material on the political campaign of Senator Elbert Thomas and his possible communist ties.
1945
10
Commemorative Events and Anniversaries
This folder contains articles on the Goethe Bicentennial Convocation and Music Festival held in Aspen, Colorado.
1949
11
Trains
This folder contains two articles on post-war passenger trains.
12
Freelance Articles
This folder includes the following articles for the Deseret News Magazine: "It's All In Your Altitude," June 1949; and "Navajo Snapshots," July 1949. Other magazine articles included in this decade were: "New Faces In Congress" for New Republic, January 1949; and, "UTAH" for U.S. Camera, June, 1947
1947-1949
13
Published Articles, Newsweek
1948-1949

Research and Articles, 1950-1959Return to Top

Container(s): Box 3

Container(s) Description Dates
box
3
Folder
1-10
General Research for Possible Articles
11-20
Skiing, Utah and the West
21-25
Summer, Utah and the West

Research and Articles, 1950-1959Return to Top

Container(s): Box 4

Container(s) Description Dates
box
4
Folder
1-3
University of Utah
In the early 1950s the University of Utah decided to strengthen its fledgling School of Medicine. Goodman was asked to write several articles promoting the school and its contributions to Salt Lake City and the State of Utah. Some of the articles describe the physical structure of the medical school, medical contributions of students, and various professors involved in research at the school.
4
Mormon Influences and Contributions
Two articles on Mormonism, one about the Mormon Church's structure of hierarchy-succession when a leader dies; and another about tourism at Temple Square.
5-12
Native Americans
Articles written on the Navajo Indian Tribes, including the Inter-Mountain School in Brigham City; Navajos and their grazing rights vs. the interests in uranium; the Navajo Indian Workshop, June 1952; federal stewardship of the Ute Indians, 1954; and a photographic essay of a young Navajo girl featured in the movies; 1952.
1952-1954
13-14
Politics
Various articles on both local and national politics relevant to Salt Lake City and Utah.
15-17
Commemorative Events and Anniversaries
1951 was the 20th anniversary of the creation of the Bear River Migratory Bird Refuge in Box Elder County, Utah. It was also the year a monument was dedicated in Promontory, Utah to commemorate the completion of the transcontinental railroad in 1869. Goodman wrote several articles about these celebrations and the histories behind them.

Research and Articles, 1950-1959Return to Top

Container(s): Box 5

Container(s) Description Dates
box
5
Folder
1-3
Special Articles on Specific Locations
Articles about Arco, Idaho's involvement with atomic development, 1951; Idaho's Craters of the Moon National Park, 1955; Las Vegas, Nevada's development in tourism, 1951; and Phoenix, Arizona's rapid growth as a retirement mecca, 1951.
1951-1955
4
Trains
One article muses over the favorite pastime of "watching" trains, and the other articles concern a major rail-freight battle initiated by the Denver and Rio Grande Western Railroad against the Union Pacific Railroad.
5
Music and Art
This folder contains several articles written for the "Musical Chatter and Data" column of the Utah Symphony's Programs.
1950-1951
6
Personality Sketches
Short essays on Judge Samuel Bent, an elderly former roommate of Goodman's; Walter V. Pace, a wholesale meat dealer involved in a possible scam; Dr. Frank V. Colombo, a former medical doctor with the United Mine Workers and the topic of the union strike against U.S. Steel; Hamilton Grey Park, a state senator from Sanpete, Utah; Cornelia Otis Skinner, a touring performer seen at the Capitol Theater; Daniel C. Jackling, the developer of the Bingham copper mine; Josie Barnes, a female TV personality of KTVT in Salt Lake City, Utah; and an incomplete article on Charlie Steen, a uranium geologist and rags-to-riches uranium millionaire.
7-8
Businesses in Utah
Some of the articles include Pratt Seegmiller's uranium find, "Big Rock Candy Mountain"; Downtown Salt Lake merchants agreeing to stay open one night a week; the 1957 financial slump for retailers in downtown Salt Lake City; the dedication of Thiokol Chemical Corporation's new plant; a history of the Deseret Newspaper; and "Tip Top Tower," an article about the highest television relay tower in the nation.
9-10
Agriculture in Utah
Includes such topics as raising turkeys; fluorine and its effect in raising cattle; the killer weed, halogeton, and its effect on Utah sheep; and, smoke pollution and its effect on crop production.
11
Uranium Boom in Utah
This folder contains articles pertaining to mining uranium in southeastern Utah; uranium as a health hazard to uranium miners; and the building of roads to reach uranium mines.
12
Environmental Development in the West
This folder includes the Department of the Interior's Colorado River-Great Basin Field Committee's meeting in Salt Lake City; the effect of proposed dams and irrigation on national parks particularly in Vernal, Utah; supersonic research near Zion National Park; and the new bridge over Glen Canyon Dam.
13
Goodman's Memories of Brooklyn, New York
This folder contains five short papers on Goodman's memories of growing up in Brooklyn, New York. The titles of the stories are "Parkie," "New York Hay," Dear Mr. Niles," "One Hundred Percent Union," and "The Disembodied Head at Coney Island."
14-15
Weekly Columns
This folder contains "Meet Your Legislators," 1953; "Up and Down the Street," 1953; and "Nothing Serious," year not recorded.
1953
16-17
Manuscript
"North-south Airline Through Western States Opens Spectacular Scenery in Mountain-desert Regions", Frontier Airlines' Magazine.
1950
18-20
Published Articles, Newsweek
1950-1957

Research and Articles, 1960-1969Return to Top

Container(s): Box 6

Container(s) Description Dates
box
6
Folder
1-4
General Research for Possible Articles
5-7
Skiing, Utah and the West
8-14
Summer, Utah and the West
15
Mormon Influences and Contributions
This folder contains articles related to the Mormon Church rebuilding an "administrative square" in downtown Salt Lake City, Utah, 1961; and the remodeling of Brigham Young's Beehive House in Salt Lake City.
1961
16
"Navajo Tribe to Open Monument Valley Park"
17
Politics
Political articles on capital punishment; death by firing squad; Salt Lake City elections; Mayor J. Bracken Lees' decision to run for the U. S. Senate; the receptiveness of John F. Kennedy's message to Congress; and efforts to raise tourist dollars in Park City, Utah.
18
"What is you Mother's Maiden Name?"
This folder contains an article on the commemoration of Western Union's 100th anniversary and how vacationers use the telegraph to receive funds from home.
19-20
Special Articles on Specific Locations
This folder contains articles on Battle Mountain, Nevada, after the flooding of the Reese River; Jackson Lake Lodge, Wyoming, covering the convention of the state, regional, and big city tourist bureaus with the resulting formation of the United States Travel Service; Glen Canyon City, Utah, mothers picketing the Arizona state capitol because of border school bussing problems; and several articles on family tourism in Las Vegas, Nevada.
21-22
Trains
An article on a completed rail link in Wyoming; and another on the power struggles over the Western Pacific and Southern Pacific railroads.

Research and Articles, 1960-1969Return to Top

Container(s): Box 7

Container(s) Description Dates
box
7
Folder
1
Music and Art
This folder contains an article from the Utah Symphony's program on Maurice Abravanel and his influence and contributions to the Utah Symphony. Two articles on the Dance Department at the University of Utah, "Ballet--Campus Style" and "Ballet--American Campus Style."
2-4
Personality Sketches
Articles on George Romney, candidate for the governorship of Michigan; George Stoddard Eccles, one of the most powerful financial figures in the mountain west; Dr. Nathan Ostich, of Los Angeles, California, a physician and Bonneville Salt Flats race car driver; Bob Barrett, developer of Solitude Ski Resort, Utah; and Fred W. Keller, Circuit Judge of the Utah Seventh District Court in Moab.
5-11
Businesses in Utah
This folder contains articles on the history of the Salt Lake Tribune; Harper Bennett of ZCMI Department Store, Salt Lake City, Utah; the Bingham Copper Mine, Utah; the Raw Materials Research Laboratory owned by U.S. Steel; Kennecott Copper and its budget for improvements; and information on businesses in Nevada and Utah.
12-20
Military Focus and Production in Utah
Articles on Thiokol Chemical Corp and their Air Force Ballistic Missile Division in Salt Lake City, Utah; radiation fall-out in southern Utah; the testing of the Lindblad Food Survival Kit, Wind River Range, Wyoming; the explosion and destruction of a microwave station for Utah and Nevada in Wendover, Nevada; and chemical warfare at Dugway Military Base, Utah.

Research and Articles, 1960-1969Return to Top

Container(s): Box 8

Container(s) Description Dates
box
8
Folder
1-5
Research and Freelance Articles for The Saturday Evening Post
This folder contains "Ralph D. Bienheim, Inventor of Tote Gote" from Provo, Utah; "Joan Van Ark--Actress" from Boulder, Colorado; "Zoe Ann Warberg - Femme Judge" from Twin Falls, Idaho; "Beth Burt--Gal Scientist"; and "Nancy Clark--T.V. Gal" both from Boise, Idaho.
1961
6-15
Freelance Articles Written for The Saturday Evening Post
Articles about the building of Glen Canyon Dam near Page, Arizona. The articles are "The Dam at Glen Canyon Dam" and "Glen Canyon Dam."
1962
16-20
Freelance Articles
This folder contains "The Tale of the Navajos," Petroleum Today, 1960; "Big City Weekend--Salt Lake City," Ford Times, 1962; "The Great Water Fight," Westways, 1965; "Mid-century Crossing by Rail," Utah Historical Quarterly, 1969; and "Richard S. Prows," Better Homes and Gardens, 1960.
1960-1969
21
"N/W" Flyer from Newsweek
This folder contains a short profile on Newsweek stringers, including Goodman.
1968

Research and Articles, 1970-1979Return to Top

Container(s): Box 9

Container(s) Description Dates
box
9
Folder
1
General Research for Possible Articles
2
Skiing at Alta, Utah
3
Summer, Utah and the West
This folder contains an article on Midway, Utah, entitled "A Broad Green Valley Between The Mountaintops Is Perfect For Just Plain Loafing," and a partial article on the major tourist attractions and activities with a 150 mile radius of Salt Lake City, Utah.
4
"Modern Ways Alter A Mormon Haven"
Incomplete.
5
Trains
This folder contains an incomplete article on "Freedom Train: History on Wheels;" "Amtrak Verses Memories on a U.S.A. Rail Pass"; and "People Who Like People Like Trains." All the articles are from the New York Times, 1976.
1976
6
"Sundance--Where That Downhill Racer May Be R. Redford"
This folder contains an article on Robert Redford.
7
"Las Vegas: How to Eat, Drink and Gamble O The House," The New York Times
1975
8
Book Reviews, Salt Lake Tribune
1970
9
"A Pox On Plumbing Progress," America's Airline's Magazine
1972
10-11
"Utah"
This folder contains a draft and final copy of a book written by Goodman.
1971

Research and Articles, 1980-1996Return to Top

Container(s): Box 10

Container(s) Description Dates
box
10
Folder
1
General Research for Possible Articles
2
Trains
This folder contains an article, "Queer For Steam," written after participating in the Rocky Mountain Railroad Club and the Union Pacific Railroad's 40th Anniversary Steam Excursion from Denver, Colorado to Laramie, Wyoming.
1993
3
"The Jewish Community of Salt Lake City"
1992
4-19
Book Reviews, Salt Lake Tribune
1980s
20
"Salt Lake Palace Served Us Well, Despite Once-leaky Roof," Salt Lake Tribune
1984-1996
21
Reader Letters on "City View" Column
22-23
Feature Articles, The Salt Lake Tribune Sunday Magazine
This folder contains "There's Serenity at the Cloisters for Both New Yorkers andOutlanders," 1980; "Hear That Lonesome Whistle," 1981; "The First Battle of the Falklands," 1982; "The Bridge to Brooklyn Is Almost 100," 1982; "Centennial Celebration--Fabulous Fiorello," 1982;"Clang, Clang, Clang Goes the Trolley," 1983; "Take a Long Stroll Through Greenwich Village," 1983; "A Winter Haven Among the Palms," 1983; "Abundant Rain Makes California's Desert Bloom," 1983; "100 Years of the Automobile," 1985; "Utah's Interurbans," 1985; "Henry Huntington's Home," 1985; "Enoch Train," 1985; and "Is It Goodbye Television Row," undated.
1980-1985

ScrapbooksReturn to Top

Container(s): Box 11

ScrapbooksReturn to Top

Container(s): Box 12

Books and ReferencesReturn to Top

Container(s): Box 13

This box contains western travel books, maps, notes, and miscellaneous material.

Framed Sketch of Fiorello LaGuardia, Former Mayor of New York CityReturn to Top

Container(s): Box 14

Names and SubjectsReturn to Top

  • Subject Terms :
  • National parks and reserves--West (U.S.)
  • Skis and skiing
  • Geographical Names :
  • Utah--Description and travel
  • West (U.S.)--Description and travel
  • Form or Genre Terms :
  • Articles
  • Clippings
  • Contracts
  • Correspondence
  • Criticism
  • Drafts (documents)
  • Maps
  • Memorabilia
  • Notes