The Jo-Anne Ely papers (1949-1977) contain correspondence, news clippings, interview transcripts, maps, reports, and published material relating to Charles A. "Charlie" Steen, the "Uranium King," and uranium mining in Utah. Ely was researching a possible biography of Steen.
The uranium mining oral history project (1970-1971) was conducted under the auspices of the American West Center. The focus of the interviews was documentation of the uranium industry in Utah and Colorado. Among those interviewed were miners, residents of towns affected by the uranium boom, employees of Union Carbide and the Vanadium Corporation of America, Native Americans, and lawyers specializing in mining.