The Edward Abbey audio collection (1981-1989) consists of audio recordings or public and published works of Edward Abbey, as well as his memorial service in 1989. Recordings of include Abbey's speech at the 'cracking' of Glen Canyon Dam in 1981 and the audiobook Freedom and Wilderness: Edward Abbey Reads from his Work. Edward Abbey was a noted author and environmental activist, much of whose work focused on the desert Southwest.
The D. J. Angus home movies (1932) consist of films taken on a vacation to the desert Southwest. Angus' footage includes scenes of notable parks and landmarks in Utah, Colorado, Arizona and New Mexico. A native of Wisconsin, Donald James Angus was a self-educated electrical engineer who worked and taught in Indiana and Michigan.
The Malcom 'Moki Mac' Ellingson river running video collection (circa 1914, 1956-1963) consists of home movies of river trips in southern Utah and the vicinity, most frequently in the Glen Canyon area of the Colorado River. Several films contain footage of Native American towns and customs. The earliest film in the collection is a 16mm copy of a 35mm nitrate, intertitled film of boat trips on the Colorado River circa 1914. The collection also includes some films of Ellingson's family and other life scenes. 'Moki Mac' Ellingson was a Boy Scout leader and guide on many river expeditions.