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Collection Title:

Charles L. Bernheimer expedition field notes

Repository:University of Utah Libraries, Special Collections
Summary:The collection consits of typewritten copies of field notes of archeological expeditions (1922-1930) through southwestern Utah and northwestern Arizona, under the auspices of the American Museum of Natural History. Includes typescript copies of correspondence addressed to Dearest Clarchen containing field notes from the 1919, 1920, and 1921 expeditions.
 
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Arthur L. Chaffin papers

Repository:University of Utah Libraries, Special Collections
Summary:The Arthur L. Chaffin papers (circa 1920-1976) contains correspondence, financial records, mining documents, and other records concerning Chaffin's owning and operating of the Chaffin Ferry and his mining career. Arthur L. Chaffin operated the ferry across the Colorado River at Hite, Utah until the site was covered by Lake Powell in the 1960s. He was also extensively involved in mining in southeastern Utah.
 
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Colorado riverbed case records

Repository:University of Utah Libraries, Special Collections
Summary:The Colorado riverbed case records (1920-1931) consist of microfilm and microfilm printouts from this court case which determined who legally owned the riverbed of the Colorado River.
 
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Arthur L. Crawford photograph collection

Repository:University of Utah Libraries, Special Collections
Summary:The Arthur L. Crawford photograph collection contains a copy of the booklet entitled: Hite: September 17, 1946 containing mounted photographs which describes the dedication ceremony for the ferry across the Colorado River at Hite, Utah. The collection includes photographs of Lake Bonneville shells.
 
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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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Malcom 'Moki Mac' Ellingson river running video collection

Repository:University of Utah Libraries, Special Collections
Summary: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.
 
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French kayakers river running video collection

Repository:University of Utah Libraries, Special Collections
Summary:The French kayakers river running video collection (1938, 2011) consists of edited footage of a kayak trip down the Green and Colorado Rivers undertaken by French kayakers Antoine DeSeynes, Bernard DeColmont and Genevieve DeColmont in the autumn of 1938. A filmmaker, Bernard DeColmont made a color film on 16mm stock. Antoine DeSeynes made a black and white film on 8mm stock. The collection also contains audio recordings of an interview about the with Patrice DeColmont conducted in 2011.
 
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LaPhene "Don" Harris papers

Repository:University of Utah Libraries, Special Collections
Summary:The LaPhene "Don" Harris papers consist of his diaries of boat trips, as well as a dairy written by Mary Beckwith, in which Harris was a boatmen on the journey to Glen Canyon. Also included are two interviews by Roy Webb and Gary Topping and Linda Thatcher. Don "River Rat" Harris gained his Civil Engineering degree at U.S.U. and has been piloting boats down the Colorado as a commercial guide since 1938, starting Harris-Brennan River Expeditions (one of the first three commercial river companies) with Jack Brennan shorty thereafter. Harris also spent 33 years working with Federal employment, working with the U.S. Geological Survey and the Bureau of Reclamation -- first in River Control, then in Project Development. Harris has also worked closely with Quality of Water studies.
 
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Hite ferry booklet

Repository:University of Utah Libraries, Special Collections
Summary:The Hite ferry booklet (1946) documents the dedication of newly developed roads that lead into Hite, Utah. Several individuals spoke at the dedication including; E. P. Pectol (the County Commissioner of Wayne County), Zeke Johnson, Bishop John D. Rogers, J. M. Adams, Wayne Wonderland, M. C. Moffit, Gordon T. Hyde, Arthur L. Crawford, Bishop Martin Guyom, and Governor Herbert B. Maw.
 
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Charles Butler and Alice Hunt papers

Repository:University of Utah Libraries, Special Collections
Summary:The Charles Butler and Alice Hunt papers (1857-1989) contain materials relating to archaeology and geology of Utah and surrounding areas. Included are correspondence, essays, articles, lectures, notebooks, publications, and other materials. Charles Butler Hunt was the co-founder of the Utah Geological Society, professor of geology at the Johns Hopkins University, the University of Utah, and New Mexico State University, director of the military geology unit of the USGS during World War II, and an author. Alice Hunt is an archaeologist and author.

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