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Harry L. Aleson papers

Repository:University of Utah Libraries, Special Collections
Summary:The Harry L. Aleson papers (1966-1993) contains a master thesis from the University of Redlands, California, by Martin Clark Powell entitled, A Study and Historical Analysis of the Document "The Trail of Hosteen Pish La Ki for Sixty Snows." The thesis includes comments and criticism from Mr. Aleson (1899-1972) a prominent Colorado River boatman. Mr. Powell's thesis analyzed an autobiographical poem by Cass Hite (1845-1914), a prospector and miner in the Upper Glen Canyon area of southeastern Utah which is now inundated by Lake Powell.
 
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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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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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William R. Halliday papers

Repository:University of Utah Libraries, Special Collections
Summary:The William R. Halliday papers (1960) contain correspondence regarding the geological features of the Glen Canyon reservoir area. Included are letters between Senator Henry Jackson and Fred G. Aandhal (Secretary of the Interior), Aandhal and John Hazle (president, The Mountaineers), and Hazle and William R. Halliday. Also included is an Index to Glen Canyon Files.
 
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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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Jennings, Jesse D. archaeological video collection

Repository:University of Utah Libraries, Special Collections
Summary:The Jennings, Jesse D. archaeological video collection (1957-1988) consists of two sents of videos produced by prominent University of Utah archaeologist and anthropologist Jesse Jennings: the archeological survey of Glen Canyon before it was flooded by Glen Canyon dam (1957-1959), and a recording of his popular course "Tabletop Archaeology" (1988).
 
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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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William E. Rice papers

Repository:University of Utah Libraries, Special Collections
Summary:The William E. Rice papers (1946) contain the Hite booklet, one of 200 souvenir copies commemorating the dedication ceremony of a ferry crossing for the Colorado River at Hite, Utah.

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