Joseph Desloge river running video collection, 1942-1958  PDF

Overview of the Collection

Creator
Desloge, Joseph, 1889-1971
Title
Joseph Desloge river running video collection
Dates
1942-1958 (inclusive)
Quantity
23 16mm films, 2 8mm films and 7 VHS videocassettes
Collection Number
A0641
Summary
The Joseph Desloge river running video collection (1942-1958) consists almost entirely of footage of river trips on the Green and Colorado Rivers. Several films were shot at the Grand Canyon. The collection also contains movies of trips on other rivers and of the Desloge family's other vacations and home life. Joseph Desloge was a St. Louis industrialist and philanthropist who frequently vacationed on the rivers of the West and joined expeditions led by prominent river guides of the mid 20th century.
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
SPCreference@lists.utah.edu
Access Restrictions

Materials must be used on-site; no use of original material, access copies will be made available for viewing. Five business days advanced notice required. Access to parts of this collection may be restricted under provisions of state or federal law, condition of the material, or by donor.

Languages
English


Biographical NoteReturn to Top

Joseph "Joe" Desloge (1889-1971) was born in St. Louis, Missouri to Lydia Davis and Firmin Vincent Desloge, who had moved to St. Louis to attend St. Louis University. A descendant of French immigrants, Joseph Desloge served in the French army in WWI and was decorated for bravery near Vouziers. He graduated from the Massachusettes Institute of Technology (MIT) in 1912 with a degree in electrical engineering and founded the Minerva Oil Company (miners of zinc and fluorspar), Killark Electric Manufacturing Company, Louisiana Manufacturing Company and Atlas Manufacturing Company. In 1946, built an elegant mansion in Florissant, Missouri, whcih he named "Vouziers" after the site of his glory in France. A frequent vacationer on the Colorado River, Desloge used his wealth to preserve and share natural landscapes in his home state by donating the land to create Johnson's Shut-Ins State Park in Reynold County, Missouri and Sunset Park in the city of Florissant. Desloge and his first wife, Anne Kennett Farrar, had four children. She died in 1934, and Desloge spent his later years with Anna Margaret Saalfrank, whom he married in 1953. Joseph Desloge passed away in 1971.

Content DescriptionReturn to Top

The Joseph Desloge river running video collection (1942-1958) consists almost entirely of original and composite print films and videocassettes of river trips on the Green and Colorado Rivers. Several films were shot at the Grand Canyon. The collection also contains movies of trips on other rivers and of the Desloge family's other vacations and home life.

Administrative InformationReturn to Top


Detailed Description of the CollectionReturn to Top

16mm and 8mm filmsReturn to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Reel
1
Grand Canyon

16mm film
With Otis "Dock" Marston.
1942
2-3
Grand Canyon - Colorado River parts 1-2

16mm film
1942-1948
4
Grand Canyon

16mm film
This copy does not contain parts excerpted for composite print on 09/20/1954.
1950
5
Grand Canyon riverways

16mm film
1951
6-7
Grand Canyon - Colorado River parts 1-2

16mm film
With Otis "Dock" Marston and others.
1951
8
Four vacations

16mm film
Mexico City, Guadalajara (1951)Green River, Hell's Half Mile (1953)Wind River Mountains river trip with Erma and Christy (1954)Green River (1955)
1951-1955
9
Motor boating in Grand Canyon

16mm film
With Otis "Dock" Marston and others.
1952
10
Green River and oil fields

16mm film
Joe Desloge, A.H., M.D. and Zoe Desloge.
1952
11
Green River

16mm film
Joe Desloge, Marie Saalfrank and A.K. Reynolds.
1952
12
Colorado River

8mm film
With Hugh Cutler, Otis "Dock" Marston and others.
1955
13
Grand Canyon

16mm film
1956
14
Grand Canyon

16mm film
Composite print including boat upset, Otis "Dock" Marston, etc.
1958
15
Unidentified film

16mm film
undated
16
Colorado River, Green River, San Juan River

16mm film
undated
17
Unidentified film

16mm film
undated
18
Green River, Colorado River, San Juan River

16mm film
Four separate river trips are included on this film reel. Participants include Norman Nevills, Otis "Dock Marston," H.K., Loc Moore, Arthur, (M)Hilotte, Comptons.
undated
19
Hudson River

8mm film
Boat trip, Statue of Liberty, New York City skyline, etc.
undated
20
San Juan

16mm film
undated
21
Green River

16mm film
With Norman Nevills, Anne Desloge, B.D., Zoe Desloge, Marie Saalfrank, Comptons, Arthur, Botty and John.
undated
22-23
Riverways of Rapidsmen parts 1-2

16mm film
undated
24
Colorado River reel 2

16mm film
Helicopter, etc.
undated
25
Unidentified film

16mm film
undated

VHS videocassettesReturn to Top

These videos are arranged in the order in which they appear on the videocassettes, with 1.1 being the first film on the first cassette, 1.2 being the second film on the first cassette and so on.

These cassettes contain footage of river trips and occasional other home movies dubbed from 16mm or 8mm film. Scenes were filmed in the Grand Canyon unless otherwise noted.

Container(s) Description Dates
cassette
1.1
Otis Marston presents: Through the Grand Canyon by boat.
Color, sound
VHS videocassette
Otis Marston narrates:Maps of river and Grand CanyonRapids, water, scenery"Ross Wheeler" (boat)Scenery, aerials of Hoover DamNorman Nevills in boatNorman Nevills on shoreNorman Nevills demonstrating "face your danger" river running technique with model, diagramScenes of boatsLoading boats at Lees FerryLaunch, with powerboat in background (unidentified boat)Running rapids (not Badger Creek Rapid)Hiking near Tanner FlatsGranaries at Nankoweap CanyonRapidsNorman Nevills giving signals while someone else runs rapidDesert View Watchtower on south rim of Grand CanyonNorman Nevills building signal fireCamp, breakfastPhanton Ranch, swimming in pool, loading boats at Bright Angel CreekLining Horn Creek RapidRunning rapids in Middle Granite GorgeDiamond PeakEnd of trip, tow-out on Lake MeadHoover Dam
circa 1942
1.2
San Francisco, Green River to Colorado River travelogue
Color, silent
VHS videocassette
San Francisco Bay, San Francisco street scenes including streetcars on turntables, streetsWoman at typewriterRussell Henderson typing in Grand CanyonRandall Henderson leaving note in can in cairnMap of Green and Colorado RiversAerials of mountainsRapids in Gore Canyon, Colorado Rivermoving waterFlaming Gorge, Green RiverUinta MountainsUpper Green River: Ashley Falls, Browns Park, Gates of Lodore, Hell's Half Mile, rapid, Echo Park, Highway 40 bridge at Jensen, UtahAerial of confluence of Green and ColoradoRapids in Cataract Canyon (?)Glen CanyonHole-in-the-RockOtis MarstonMouth of San Juan RiverLees FerryAerial of Vermillion Cliffs, Marble CanyonMap of Grand Canyon regionView from rim of Grand CanyonMarble CanyonStanton's CaveVasey's ParadiseView from south rimBridge at Cameron, Arizona, over Little Colorado RiverAngel's Window, north rim of Grand CanyonView from north rim into Unkar Delta areaTanner FlatsCarbon Creek - Tanner RapidView into upper Granite Gorge, Bright Angel areaPhantom Ranch swimming poolInner GorgeScouting rapidsLining Lava Falls - Norman Nevills, Garth Marston, others; Margaret Marston filmingReloading below Lava falls, re-launching boatsLining process in fast motionPortaging boats in Canyon of Lodore (out of sequence)Aerials of Grand CanyonDebris from 1944 crash of US Army transport airplane on north rim of Grand CanyonDiamond PeakPower boats doing uprunsLake MeadHoover Dam tour, riding aerial tramwayPower linesThe transition between videos 1.2 and 1.3 is unclear. They may not actually be separate films.
undated
1.3
Green River to Colorado River and Southern Utah region travelogue
Color, silent
VHS videocassette
Map of Green - Colorado River regionRapidsNankoweap ruinsMarston twin girls with potteryJohn Wesley Powell with boatsPowell party inscriptions at Music Temple, Glen Canyonplaque at Separation RapidStanton Expedition (?) photosGalloway inscription, Elves ChasmEmery Kolb with NPS park rangerClyde EddyUnidentified manUnidentified womanLois JotterBert LoperLoper's boatuUnidentified manHyde inscriptionSkeleton at South CaveHiking in Glen Canyon with Norman NevillsOld mining site in Glen CanyonWreck of Stanton (Hokasninni Mining Co.) dredge, after being set on fireNorman Nevills clowns with old clothes from trunk found in Glen CanyonOil rig near Mexican HatRapidsCable car over San Juan RiverBridges: Moab, Utah, Navajo Bridge over Marble Canyon (aerial, including flying under bridge; from land, and from river, Kaibab Bridge, near Phantom RanchBright Angel trail with mulesCable car at Bass CampNatural bridges and arches: Wilson Arch, Angel's Window, Jug Handle Arch, Gregory Bridge, Delicate Arch, Druid Arch, Double-O Arch, Landscape Arch, Steven's Arch, Rainbow BridgeMap of southeast UtahSorting canned good for river trip with Frank WrightCooking, serving meal on riverWashing dishes - Garth MarstonFossilsHiking, rock-hounding in badlands along riverSouthern Utah sceneryWildlife: lizard, scorpion, rattlesnake, deer swimming river, bighorn sheep, antelope, bisonSliding on smooth slope on air mattressRapidsBoatsRapids in Idaho, 1946 (out of sequence)Pres Walker being washed out of boat in rapid in Idaho, 1946 (out of sequence)Rapids, Grand Canyon: scouting, running bailing boatsStarting driftwood firesPatticakeThe transition between videos 1.3 and 1.4 is unclear. They may not actually be separate films.
undated
1.4
Grand Canyon river trip with Ed Hudson
Color, silent
VHS videocassette
Ed HudsonRunning Bedrock RapidHikingRapidsWater fightsHavasuWindstorm with blowing sandbarsClouds in Glen CanyonWind blowing spray off tops of wavesGlen Canyon rainstormWaterfalls off rim of canyonRainbowSouthern Utah sceneryMexican HatShiprockMarston twin girls in front of Navajo Twins (rock formation), near Bluff, UtahMonument Valley scenesGrand Canyon scenerySwimming in riverSliding in mudHavasu: swimming, diving, boarding boats in mouth of Havasu CreekLittle Colorado River: swimming, divingLava flowsVulcan's AnvilPlaying in mudLava FallsRapidsOarlocks on boatsRapidsRockfallScouting rapids: NDN, Otis Marston, Garth MarstonSwimming rapids in inner tubes, air mattresses, life jackets, without life jacketDubendorff rapidRapids from boatsOtis Marston rowing boatRapids from boatTravertine FallsRapids from boatOtis Marston rowing boatSwirliesLower Grand CanyonGarth Marston rowingLake MeadFloatplane landing"Hae Dae" (power launch) on Lake MeadTowing out Nevills boats on Lake Mead
circa 1940s
2.1
Grand Canyon river trip with Ed Hudson
Color, silent
VHS videocassette
Ed Hudson and other crewBureau of Reclamation camp, Marble Canyon: aerial tramway, boats from rimHikingScenery: travertine waterfallHiking to old mine, Tanner FlatsRapidsSouth river of Grand Canyon views, near Unkar Delta, various rim sceneryCamp: washing dishesScenes around Hance RapidHelicopter circling over boats and riverScenes from helicopter of boats in rapidsEsmerelda II (boat)HelicopterBoats in rapidsAbandonment of Esmerelda IIHelicopter rescue of passengers: landing, Margaret Marston boardingTake-off of helicopter"SOS" on beachSecond helicopter landingEd Hudson with beerScenes from helicopterSecond helicopter taking offScenes from helicopterWreck of first helicopterRescue of passengers by second helicopterSecond helicopter lands on south rimSwimming in Havasu CreekLava FallsMan with horse (Bundys at Whitmore Wash?)Lake Mead
1950
2.2
Desloge family home movies
Black and white, silent
VHS videocassette
Probably in Missouri:Children on swingsPlaying with dogsClimbing treesSwimmingBiking
undated
2.3
Grand Canyon river trip
Color, silent
VHS videocassette
Flying over Lees Ferry, Navajo Bridge, rapids in Marble CanyonAerial tramway cable spoolsAerials of Grand CanyonAirplane landing at Marble Canyon airstripPower boats arriving at Lees Ferry on trailersUnloading, launching boatsPutting one boat back on trailer for unknown reasonBoats in riverWater-skiing on riverLooking down on boats from Navajo BridgeBoats in rapids: Badger, Soap CreekF.M. Brown inscriptions below Soap CreekNorth rim sceneRepairing propellor on ASweet Chariot" (boat)Boats on riverSwimming in Little Colorado RiverCampRiver and rapidsRepairing ASweet Chariot" againBoats tied up on bankBoats on riverRapidsLanding, repairing unnamed blue boatRapidsHavasuBoats on riverLava FallsPeople swimming rapidsBoats in rapidsBasalt formations below Lava FallsDiamond PeakBoats on riverLanding "June Bug" (boat)Water skiing, lower Grand CanyonCampLake MeadViews of crews and boatsLake Mead
circa 1951
3.1
Green River river trip
Color, silent
VHS videocassette
Navajos weavingDust devils from carReynolds River Expeditions boats in rapids: Disaster Falls, Triplet Falls, Hell's Half MileCamp, chopping wood by cabin (where?)RapidsLoading boatsUnloading boatsCampBoats in rapidsHatch River Expeditions pontoons in rapidsLining Reynolds River Expeditions boatsHatch pontoon stuck on rock
undated
3.2
Grand Canyon river trip
Color, silent, out of focus
VHS videocassette
Same trip as 2.3 filmed by a different person:Boats in riverWater skiing behind boatsBoats in rapidsMen shavingMudBoat on riverSwimming in Little Colorado RiverCampingBoats on river, entrance to Inner GorgeRepairing propellorsVBoats in Hance RapidMules with suppliesRiding mulesPhantom Ranch swimming poolLoading boatsBoats in rapids, one broken down and under towSwimming Tapeats CreekGranite FallsBoats on riverLake Mead
circa 1951
3.3
Green River river trip
Color, silent
VHS videocassette
First scene badly over-exposedMen at "Illinois Girl" (wrecked boat) at Winnie's RapidBoats running Disaster FallsCamp: cooking, kitchen area, sleeping bags rolled out.Scene shifts to Missouri:Men drilling water well1953 Chevrolet pickup truckFamily on porch
undated
3.4
Green River river trip
Color, silent
VHS videocassette
Titles in the film are in quotes:"Red Canyon"Sheepherder along riverCamp: cooking"Ashley Falls"High water runs of Ashley Falls"Red Creek Rapids"Camp scenes in Hideout Flats?"Lodore"Triplet FallsBoats in fast waterBuster BasinMan swimming rapidLoading boats"Hell's Half Mile"Lining boats through Hell's Half MileRapidsCamp scenesEcho ParkPassengers and crew: "Joe Desloge, Marie Saalfrank, Hugh Cutler, Marian Cutler, chief boatman A.K. Reynolds, boatmen Lug Larsen, Walt Furen"Chipmunks in campCamp at mouth of Split Mountain CanyonEnd of trip
undated
3.5
Down the Colorado River 365 miles from Lees Ferry to Boulder Dam through the Grand Canyon
Color, silent
VHS videocassette
Titles in the film are in quotes:Men on boat "Rattlesnake"Men on boat "Bootoo"Men on boat "Cactus"Boats on river"Badger Creek Rapid"Boats in Badger Creek rapid"Lee's Ferry to Lake Mead (,) 239 miles with a drop of 1945 feet"Boats in rapid (out of focus)"A Canyon Evening"Camp and riverside scenes"Looking over a rapid"Scouting rapid from shoreBoats on riverRapids filmed from boat"Three aluminum boats"Boats on river at speedTravertine"The Little Colorado River"Swimming in Little Colorado River"A pair of 15 hp motors"Scenes of outboard motors and interiors of boatsBoat repairsBoats in Lava Falls"Horn Creek Rapid" (sic - actually looks like Granite Falls)Boats in Hermit RapidDamaged boat on shoreMan with two-way radioLooking at rapid from shoreElves ChasmBoats on riverbankDeer Creek FallsBoats on riverbankBoats on river"Lava Falls"Boats running Lava FallsBoats in rapidsTravertine Falls"The last 111 miles of the 350 miles were on Lake Mead"Boats at speed on Lake Mead"Lake Mead and the last camp site"Camp on Lake Mead with power launch"Silt has filled the head of the lake"Scenes on Lake MeadMud cracksOtis MarstonBill Belknap?Frank MaslandUnidentified manJoe Desloge
circa 1950s
3.6
Through the Grand Canyon by aluminum boat and outboard motor from Lee's Ferry, Arizona to Boulder City, Nevada on Lake Mead
Color, silent
VHS videocassette
Possibly the same trip as 3.5Titles in the film are in quotes:"Cameras of: Ballard Atherton, Bill Beer, Hugh Cutler, Josh Eisaman, (Otis) Dock Marston, Arch (Frank) Masland"Boats on riverHand tracing route on mapMarble Canyon trading postNavajo BridgeLees Ferry"Lee's Ferry June 1"Boats on shoreWorking on boatsLaunchOtis Marston and ?Willy TaylorWorking on boatsGarth MarstonBill BeerUnidentified manOtis MarstonUnidentified manFrank MaslandUnidentified manUnidentified man/ Garth MarstonBill BeerUnidentified manOtis Marston"We're Off!"Going up river into lower Glen CanyonUnder Navajo Bridge"Badger Creek Rapid from rim"Boats in rapid, landing below"Soap Creek Rapid"Boats in rapid, shot from boat"242 Mile Rapid"Boats in rapid, shot from shoreReplacing propellor on one boatMotoring through Marble CanyonRedwall Cavern (flooded)Marble Canyon sceneryRapid, men with cameras"Pres. (sic) Harding Rapid"Boats running rapidStopped for lunchFast water"Little Colorado River"Boats stopped up Little Colorado River, swimming in blue waterRapidsCamp: making beds, cooking, eatingLoading boats"Unkar Rapid"View of Unkar delta and rapid from cliffs above"Hance Rapid"Boats in Hance rapid (several different versions)Bill Beer swimming Hance rapidEntering Inner GorgePhantom Ranch: eating lunch at table, swimming in poolBoats on river"Granite Falls Rapid"
1956 June 4-11
4.1
Duplicate of 3.6
Color, silent
VHS videocassette
4.2
Running Grand Canyon of Colorado River, Desloge-Sanderson Expedition
Color, silent, out of focus
VHS videocassette
Boats: one S-rig, one double pontoon)Loading boatsLaunchRapidsCampRapidsPhantom RanchHelicopterBright Angel CreekViews from south rim of Grand CanyonHiking down Kaibab TrailMule trainAirport at South RimApplying first aid for blistered feetLava FallsSprings on left side below Lava FallsCampRapidsOther boatsHikingSwimming in riverCampLoading boatsElves Chasm (out of sequence)De-rigging boats at Diamond Creek
1956 September
4.3
Nevills Expeditions San Juan River river trip
Color, silent, backwards
VHS videocassette
BoatsSwimmingHiking with Norman NevillsRapidsCooking, camp scenesPres WalkerClimbing, hikingBoats on river: Gunsight ButteHikingSwimmingRainbow BridgeBoats on riverMud bathingCrossing of the Fathers plaqueStanding on driftwood log in riverRapidsEnd of trip at Lees FerryBoats on trailerNavajo babyNorman NevillsUnidentified manOtis MarstonJoe DeslogeUnidentified manUnidentified manThe rest of the film is out of sequence:Camp, hikingFilm is no longer backwards:Boats on riverRapidsCampHikingBoats on river
circa 1940s
5.1
Nevills Expeditions Grand Canyon river trip
Color, silent, backwards
VHS videocassette
Otis MarstonGarth MarstonRapidsRattlesnakeNorman Nevills holding rattlesnake by tailScouting rapids from shoreRapids filmed from boatCampRapids from boatLanding boat, hauling on shoreCooking, eatingDeer Creek FallsRapids: Bedrock Rapid? (wrecked barge on top of middle rock)Havasu Creek: swimming, climbing, divingLining Lava FallsBuilding cairnTow out on Lake Mead
circa 1947-1948
5.2
Reynolds-Hallacy Expeditions Green River river trip
Color, silent
VHS videocassette
RapidsGates of LodoreBoat stuck on rockTriplet RapidLining Hell's Half Mile Rapid
undated
5.3
Nevills Expeditions Green River river trip
Color, silent
VHS videocassette
Ashley Falls high water run
circa 1947
5.4
Better copy of 4.2 (in focus)
Color, silent
VHS videocassette
5.5
Edited version of 4.3 (not backwards)
Color, silent
VHS videocassette
5.6
Edited version of 5.1
Black and white, silent
VHS videocassette
5.7
Duplicate of 5.2
Black and white, silent
VHS videocassette
5.8
Nevills Expeditions Green River river trip
Color, silent, backwards
VHS videocassette
Longer version of the same trip as 5.3:Boats on riverAshley Falls high water run, more footage than 5.3Man in life vest floating through rapidCampScenery
circa 1947
5.9
Desloge family home movies
Color, silent
VHS videocassette
Boat or barge trip on Hudson RiverWest PointNew York HarborBrooklyn BridgeNew York City skylineU.S.N. destroyerUnited Nations buildingNew York skyline with Chrysler BuildingAmphibious carChinese JunkBoys on bargeGoodyear blimpRiding pony, horsesFamily estate?
undated
5.10-5.12
Nevills Expeditions San Juan River trip
Color, silent
VHS videocassette
Norman Nevills, Preston Walker, Kent Frost, Joseph Desloge, Joseph Desloge Jr., Marie Saalfrank, Anne Desloge, Zoe DeslogeLaunchPlaying in riverFilming boatsBoats on riverPetroglyphsRapidsHiking, climbingBurning driftwood jammed in side canyonWrestlingHiking back to boatsFilling water jugsBoatingLunchHikingScouting rapidsRunning rapidBuilding cairn with message in canCamp on driftwood beachBright Angel creekOut of sequence:Lower Granite Gorge, Travertine Falls, fluting, rapidsDeer Creek Falls hikeRapids from boatCampingAround Lava fallsTravertine FallsBoating, swimmingClimbingSeparation Rapid plaqueLake MeadRandall HendersonColumbine FallsPower cruiser, floatplane on Lake MeadSwimming in riverScenerySwimmingSigning register books at Rainbow Bridge (?)BoatingHiking on slickrockBack on boatGirl in wild swimsuitLizardsHikingShavingMud bathsSitting on boatsSceneryGroomingNorman Nevills shavingBoatingMeeting people on shore with dogBoat on trailer
circa 1940s
6.1
Nevills Expeditions Green River river trip
Color, silent
VHS videocassette
Ceremony at Expedition Island, WyomingDedication of Powell monumentStart of river tripBoatingHorses swimming in riverFirehole TowersGirlStop at ranchLivestockFlaming GorgeHorseshoe CanyonFast waterLunchAshley FallsBoating in Red CanyonAshley Falls again (out of sequence, black and white - this segment may have been spliced in)Boats in rapid, one person swimmingRed Creek RapidBreaking campRed CanyonHiking at old ranchRiding horsesLunchRapidsLunchCamping
circa 1949
6.2
Nevills Expeditions Grand Canyon river trip
Color, silent
VHS videocassette
Much of this footage also appears in 1.2 and 1.3:Map of riverStreet scene, San FranciscoFlaming GorgeGreen River view of canyon from cliffs aboveAshley FallsGates of LodoreEcho ParkAerial of confluence of Colorado and Green RiversCataract CanyonNevills boat in rapidGlen Canyon: Outlaw Cave, mouth of San Juan RiverAerial views of Vermillion Cliffs, Marble CanyonBuffaloLittle Colorado RiverAerial view of Grand CanyonMap of Grand CanyonView from rimEmery KolbView from rimUnkar DeltaBoat on riverTanner Flats area, below Little Colorado RiverBoatsInner GorgeRapids: scouting Sockdologer RapidView of big rapidsLining rapids: Otis Marston, Norman Nevills, Garth Marston, Margaret MarstonRe-loading boatsLining sequence speeded upStreets scenes in San Francisco with trolleys, turntablesOffice scene, woman typingRandall Henderson using typewriter on river, putting note in cairnFossils, fossil huntingPetroglyphsMonument ValleyGranaries at Nankoweap, Grand CanyonMarston twins with pieces of potteryPotterySign about John Wesley PowellF.S. Dellenbaugh inscription, Music Temple, Glen CanyonSeparation Rapid plaqueLetter from Nathaniel Galloway, inscription by GallowayVarious inscriptions: Kolb brothers, Clyde Eddy, Pathe-Bray, HydesSkeleton in Stanton CaveHiking on slickrock in Glen CanyonMining camps, Glen Canyon: Olympia Bar, Zahn's campNevills finding chest with old clothes in Glen Canyon, modeling old clothesOil campLizardScorpionGarth Marston holding rattlesnakeDeer swimming in riverBighorn sheepMarston at oars of boatAerial tram car at Bass Camp, Grand CanyonBridge at Moab, UtahAerial of Navajo Bridge
circa 1947-1948
6.3
Miscellaneous river trips
Color, silent
VHS videocassette
Map of Grand CanyonTwo boats running rapidsBedrock rapid with boat or barge on topHikingBoating at sunsetRunning rapids: Unkar? Nankoweap?Lava flows, Vulcan's throneWind blowing sandGlen CanyonWind blowing spray in rapid (rain on river)Deer Creek Falls, water falling into river (i.e., high water)Monument ValleyMexican HatAgathla PeakMarston twin daughters in front of Navajo Twins (rock formation near Bluff, Utah)Spires in Monument Valley, MittensAngel's Window, North Rim of Grand CanyonViews of Grand Canyon from rimsRapidsHavasu CreekDiving off rocksBoarding boat, launching at HavasuScouting rapidsRunning various rapidsFloating rapids with inner tubes, life vests, air mattressesRunning bigger rapid (Dubendorff?)Filming rapids from boatRapids from boat and shoreOtis Marston at oars of boatMrs. Marston in boat in rapidWater swirlingGarth Marson swimming rapidSign: AWarning: do not swim in the Colorado..."Lake M Columbine falls?Floatplane landingBig cruiserTow outHoover Dam. Last title is: "Rapidly yours, Dock (Marston)"
circa 1947-1948
6.4-7.1
Miscellaneous Grand Canyon footage
Color, silent
VHS videocassette
Motor boats in Grand CanyonBureau of Reclamation camp on rim of Marble CanyonAerial tramway, rim of Grand CanyonHelicopter by riverFilm taken from helicopterHelicopter landingRapids: scouting, running, with helicopter overheadFilm of boat running rapids, taken from helicopter.Powerboat in rapid (beginning of 7.1)BlankPowerboat on Lake Mead
undated
7.2
Danger River
Olsen, Edwin E. (creator)
Color, sound
VHS videocassette
"Danger River" consists of outtakes from Olsen's 1946 Academy Award winning short, "Facing Your Danger." Both films were compiled from footage filmed during a 1942 Grand Canyon river trip with Nevills Expeditions.Waves in rapidsView from South Rim, Grand CanyonRapidsSkeleton at South CaveNorman NevillsNevills working on boats, loading boats, boats on trailer approaching Lees Ferry, launching boats, packing boatsBadger Rapid: scouting, runningFlip at Tanner Rapid, 1942; Ed Hudson in water holding onto boatNumerous scenes of running various rapidsWreck of old boatSkeleton--not one in South CaveGranaries at NankoweapBoats in creek at HavasuFishing at Tapeats CreekDeerRapids--Sockdologer (includes slow-motion sequence)233 mile rapid (narrator's identification of location may be incorrect)Sunset on cliffsLake MeadLast shot of wave in rapid
1947
7.3
Duplicate of 4.2
Color, silent
VHS videocassette

Names and SubjectsReturn to Top

  • Subject Terms :
  • Rivers--Recreational use
  • Rivers--West (U.S.)
  • Personal Names :
  • Marston, Otis R.
  • Geographical Names :
  • Colorado River (Colo.-Mexico)
  • Grand Canyon (Ariz.)
  • Green River (Wyo.-Utah)
  • Form or Genre Terms :
  • Moving images