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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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Flaming Gorge Bureau of Reclamation video

Repository:University of Utah Libraries, Special Collections
Summary:The Flaming Gorge Bureau of Reclamation video (1963) consists of a VHS dub of a film created by the United States Bureau of Reclamation celebrating the completion of Flaming Gorge Dam, located about 10 miles west of the current town of Dutch John, Utah. The film follows the history of the dam from its constcution - beginning in 1958 - to the ceremonioal start of its first generator by President John F. Kennedy in September 1963.
 
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Alton Morton independent film collection

Repository:University of Utah Libraries, Special Collections
Summary:The Alton Morton independent film collection (1947-1968, 2011) consists of amateur and professional films by Utah filmmaker and inventor Al Morton. Morton's films includes narrative films about river running on the Green and Colorado Rivers as well as tourism films featuring Utah's scenic desert Southwest and national parks commissioned by the Utah Tourist and Publicity Council and other public organizations. The collection also includes an interview with Morton's daughter, Darlene Phillips, about her father's filmmaking career. This collection is part of the Utah Independent Film Archive (UIFA).
 
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Williams family ranch home movies

Repository:University of Utah Libraries, Special Collections
Summary:The Williams family ranch home movies is a set of twenty films from the early 1960s. It depicts the land of the Williams family ranch in Flaming Gorge before the Flaming Gorge reservoir was created, flooding the land. It also depicts family members in various locations participating in a variety of activities.
 
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Frederick Hoffman Wood papers

Repository:University of Utah Libraries, Special Collections
Summary:The Frederick Hoffman Wood papers (1950s-1960s) consist of a diary and loose diary pages, correspondence, clippings, brochures, and other materials that document his participation in the 1955-1956 Eggert-Hatch Expedition. The expedition was a river trip down the Green and Colorado Rivers with the purpose of making a complete film record of the river canyons before the great dams at Flaming Gorge and Glen Canyon were built.

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