The Alan K. Engen papers (1840-2010) contain drafts and research for Engen's 1998 book For the Love of Skiing: A Visual History. Engen is the son of Alf and Evelyn Engen, Utah ski pioneers. He was a member of the University of Utah ski team, and had an extensive career as a competitive skier. Currently he is director of skiing at the Alta ski resort in Utah and president of the Alf Engen Ski Museum. The collection also includes material related to various aspects of Alf Engen's life, including articles, meeting minutes, press releases, pamphlets, correspondence, and business records relating to the Alf Engen Ski School, the Alf Engen Company, the Alf Engen Museum, Alta Ski Area, the Deseret News Ski School, and other ski-related topics.
The Alf Engen ski video collection (1938-2004) contains footage that reveals the evolution of the sport of skiing and of ski facilities and resorts, including news reports and interviews featuring Engen and footage Engen competeing in National Championship events, instructing ski school, and skiing with family and friends. Alf Engen was an internationally recognized Nordic and Alpine skier instrumental in the development of the ski industry in Utah and the American West.