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Brandy Blank river running video collection

Repository:University of Utah Libraries, Special Collections
Summary:The Brandy Blank river running video collection (1940s, 1970s) consists of a VHS videocassette containing a dub of an 8mm color silent film of a 1940s Boy Scout river trip through Glen Canyon led by Bert Loper as well as footage of a 1970s era Westwater Canyon river trip.
 
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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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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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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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Peter Edward Gibbs oral history audio recordings

Repository:University of Utah Libraries, Special Collections
Summary:The Peter Edward Gibbs oral history audio recordings (2006) consists of an interview with Gibbs, who discusses his life experiences pertaining to climbing, caving, skiing, kayaking, and running rivers. A doctor of mechanical engineering, Gibbs is also an avid outdoorsman and was instrumental in the development of the Gibbs Ascender, an aid for climbers, spelunkers, arborists and rescue workers.
 
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Hatch River Expeditions video collection

Repository:University of Utah Libraries, Special Collections
Summary:The Hatch River Expeditions video collection (1923-1998) consists of movies documenting the Hatch family and Hatch River Expeditions river trips from the 1930s to the 1990s. Robert Rafael "Bus" Hatch and his family began guiding groups down the Green and Yampa Rivers in the mid 20th century, and their legacy is continued by the third generation Hatches still running their river running business.
 
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Hardy Jenkinson family home movies

Repository:University of Utah Libraries, Special Collections
Summary:The Hardy Jenkinson family home movies (1951-1969) consist of family and vacation footage including footage of river-running throughout Utah and the surrounding areas.
 
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Mexican Hat Expeditions Grand Canyon river trip video

Repository:University of Utah Libraries, Special Collections
Summary:The Mexican Hat Expeditions Grand Canyon river trip video (1960) documents a rafting trip down the Colorado River through the Grand Canyon taken by Mexican Hat Expeditions from Lees Ferry Fort to Lake Mead. Salt Lake City river runner Don Neff appears in the film.
 
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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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