The Reynold Brown digital photograph collection contains images taken during a South Cottonwood Ward (SOCOTWA) river expedition on the Colorado River during the spring of 1958. Images include unidentified Glen Canyon scenery, expedition members swimming and hiking, and Lake Powell scenery. None of the images are identified. The Brown collection contains digital scans only taken from 35mm slides; originals were returned to the owner.
The Ruth McDonough photograph collection consists of digital scans of 56 black and white and 6 color snapshots taken with a Brownie camera by Ruth McDonough on two separate river trips with SOCOTWA, an LDS river-running organization. The six color photos in Folder 1 were taken by someone else on the trip and later given to Ms. McDonough; the black and white photos were all taken by her.
The A. Oscar Olson photograph collection consists of digital scans of slides put together as a slide show by A. Oscar Olson. Most of them were taken during a Glen Canyon river trip with SOCOTWA Expeditions in May, 1962; while the rest were taken on later visits to Lake Powell in the 1960s through 1990s. He took the later photographs in order to show the changes in the original locations brought about by the filling of Lake Powell reservoir behind Glen Canyon dam. The images depict the usual scenes of a SOCOTWA river trip, including the launch, days and events on the river, visits to attractions such as Hole In The Rock and Rainbow Bridge, camp scenes, and other events.