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Joseph Desloge river running video collection

Repository:University of Utah Libraries, Special Collections.
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.
 
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Mexican Hat Expeditions Grand Canyon river trip video

Repository:University of Utah Libraries, Special Collections.
Summary:The Mexican Hat Expeditions Grand Canyon river trip video (1960) documents a rafting trip down the Colorado River through the Grand Canyon taken by Mexican Hat Expeditions from Lees Ferry Fort to Lake Mead. Salt Lake City river runner Don Neff appears in the film.
 
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Norman D. and Doris Nevills papers

Repository:University of Utah Libraries, Special Collections.
Summary:The Norman D. and Doris Nevills papers (1890s-1952) constitute one of the finest and most comprehensive collections of original research materials on the history of travel on the Colorado and Green Rivers and their tributaries. Included are correspondence, diaries, logs, subject files, news clippings, and business records. Norman Nevills (1909-1949), supported by his wife Doris, was one of the pioneers of commercial river running.
 
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Old timers Colorado River trip video collection

Repository:University of Utah Libraries, Special Collections.
Summary:The old timers Colorado River trip video collection (1994) consists of video recordings of an expedition down the Colorado River designed to document changes to the river, its geology and its ecosystem in the years after the construction of the Glen Canyon Dam. Representatives of the United States Geological Survey (USGS) and veteran river guides were joined by historians and archivists. This collection includes footage of the river trip, group meetings at Northern Arizona University, and anecdotes by veteran river runners about past journeys and historic rapids.
 
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Reeder family safaris home movie collection

Repository:University of Utah Libraries, Special Collections.
Summary:The Reeder family safaris silent home movie collection (1963-1966) consists of home movies of family vacations in Southern Utah. Most films include footage of river running on the Colorado River. Locations include Clear Creek, Lake Powell and the Grand Canyon.
 
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Roy Webb papers

Repository:University of Utah Libraries, Special Collections.
Summary:The Roy Webb papers (1926-1989) consist of research materials for books on Colorado and Green Rivers. This collection also includes notes, articles, copies of books, photographs, correspondence, newspaper research, and other miscellaneous river-related items, plus drafts, page proof, galleys etal from If We Had a Boat (U of U Press, 1986). Roy Webb is a historian, river runner, and author.

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