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Joel Edward Ricks Papers, 1850-1972

Overview of the Collection

Creator
Ricks, Joel E. (Joel Edward), 1889-1974
Title
Joel Edward Ricks Papers
Dates
1850-1972 (inclusive)
Quantity
25 boxes, (12.5 linear feet)
Collection Number
USU_COLL MSS 114
Summary
Contains the personal and professional papers of Utah State University history professor Joel E. Ricks. The bulk of the collection centers around Utah and Mormon settlement history. Also contains Ricks' lecture and class notes.
Repository
Utah State University, Merrill-Cazier Library, Special Collections and Archives Division
Special Collections and Archives
Merrill-Cazier Library
Utah State University
Logan, UT
84322-3000
Telephone: 435-797-2663
Fax: 435-797-2880
scweb@usu.edu
Access Restrictions

No restrictions on use, except: not available through interlibrary loan.

Languages
English

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Biographical NoteReturn to Top

Joel Edward Ricks was born October 18, 1889 at Rexburg, Fremont County, Idaho the son of Nathan and Sarah Ann Taylor Ricks. In 1908 Ricks enrolled at the University of Utah and graduated in 1912 with a BA in History. He then took a teaching position at South Sanpete High School at Gunnison, Utah where he taught and served as the school’s principle until 1917. In 1917 Ricks found employment at Weber College where he worked as a teacher until 1920 and from 1920 to 1922 he served as president of the college. During this period he married Katherine "Kitts" McKay of Huntsville, Utah on June 8, 1917 in the LDS Salt Lake Temple.

While working at Weber College, Ricks also enrolled at the University of Chicago where he received an M.A (1920) and later a PhD (1930) in American History. His PhD dissertation was entitled “Forms and Methods of Early Mormon Settlement in Utah and the Surrounding Regions: 1847-1877.”

On July 1, 1922, Ricks began his career at the Utah Agricultural College (now Utah State University). He taught at USU from 1922 to 1967, serving as head of the History Department from 1922 until 1955. While at USU Ricks served on many committees, including chairman of the Awards and Honors Committee, president of the Faculty Association, president of Phi Kappa Phi, and as chairman of the University Semi-Centennial Committee. He also served on the Board of Trustees for the Utah State Historical Society (USHS) and was its president from 1949 to 1957. He worked to ensure that the USHS was a state-wide organization with its membership open to all, and established branches or county chapters throughout the state; the first of these being the Cache Valley Historical Society (see Coll Mss 43: Cache Valley Historical Society Papers). He was also an ardent supporter of the Sons of the Utah Pioneers organization.

Ricks was the author of a number of publications, including A History of Fifty Years (1938), the semi-centennial history of the Utah State Agricultural College, and he was the co-author and editor of A History of a Valley (1956), a centennial history of Cache Valley. In 1964 Ricks’ PhD Dissertation was published as a monograph by USU. Ricks was engaged in a project to write a book entitled Mormon Colonization under John Taylor at the time of his death on November 27, 1974.

Content DescriptionReturn to Top

This twenty-five box collection contains the professional papers of Joel Edward Ricks and spans the period of 1850 to 1972. This collection contains Ricks’ correspondence (1907-1969), diaries (1944 and 1947), research papers, an unpublished manuscript, photographs, and other papers. Of particular interest, are the materials in Boxes 5-9 which contain both original and transcriptions of original diaries, correspondence, and other similar materials that Ricks collected and used for his personal research on Utah history and the history of Mormonism.

Use of the CollectionReturn to Top

Restrictions on Use

It is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain any necessary copyright clearances.

Permission to publish material from the Joel Edward Ricks Papers must be obtained from the Special Collections Manuscript Curator and/or the Special Collections Department Head.

Preferred Citation

Initial Citation: Joel Edward Ricks Papers USU_COLL MSS 114, Box [ ]. Special Collections and Archives. Utah State University Merrill-Cazier Library. Logan, Utah.

Following Citations:USU_COLL MSS 114, USUSCA.

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Detailed Description of the CollectionReturn to Top

Correspondence, genealogy, financial papers, certificates, and Wind River Wilderness Area Diaries, 1907-1969Return to Top

1 box, 23 folders
Container(s) Description Dates
Box Folder
1 1
Correspondence
1907, 1915, 1926-27, 1929
1 2
Correspondence
1930, 1933
1 3
Correspondence
1943, 1946, 1948-1949
1 4
Correspondence
1950-52, 1954-57, & Undated
1 5
Correspondence
1960-1966, 1968-1969, Undated
1 6
Correspondence concerning Ricks family genealogy and family reunions
Undated
1 7
Correspondence not to or from Joel Ricks
Undated
1 8
Notes and papers from Rick's undergraduate days at the University of Utah
1909-1912
1 9
Graduation commencement and Banquet programs, University of Utah
1912 June 5
1 10
Booklet, Utah Education Association
1912
1 11
1Certificates, Commendations, Government Appointments.
Undated
1 12
Newspaper clippings
Undated
1 13
Taxes, Insurance, Bills, Receipts, Checks, Record of church contributions, and Stockholder Papers.
Undated
1 14
Church materials: Cache Stake correspondence, talk given at a Church Mothers Day program, and personal notes on the New Testament.
Undated
1 15
Ricks Family Reunion programs, music, minutes and lists
Undated
1 16
Family Histories: Eleanor Martin Ricks, Thomas Ricks
Undated
1 17
Alice I.T. Jones Will and Estate Settlement Papers
1954
1 18
Car Contract with Blair Motor to purchase a new automobile
1928 April 12
1 19
Logan Home Building Society ledger, 1945-54. Expense Ledger, trip to Star Valley, Wyoming
1939
1 20
"The Bridger Hike In The Wind River Wilderness Area Mountains," by Joel Ricks, "Logger."
Undated
1 21
Bridger Wind River Wilderness Area trip diaries
1944, 1945
1 22
Bridger Wind River Wilderness Area trip diaries
1947, 1952, 1953
1 23
Joel Ricks miscellaneous
Undated

Professional papers, 1911-1954Return to Top

1 box, 38 folders
Container(s) Description Dates
Box Folder
2 1
Gradesheet from "American History And Civics," a University of Utah class taught probably by Ricks
1911
2 2
Papers, gradesheets and miscellaneous materials from Ricks' time as a teacher and as Principal at South Sanpete High School
1912-1917
2 3
Utah State Agricultural College Teaching Contracts
1932, 1933, 1950, 1951, 1954
2 4
Gradesheets from USU History classes taught by Ricks
Undated
2 5
Papers from the "Awards and Honors Committee," and from the "Incomplete Grades Committee," two Committees that Ricks served on at USU
Undated
2 6
Various History class examinations from classes Ricks taught over a period of years
Unated
2 7
Mormon and Utah Bibliographies assembled by Ricks
Undated
2 8
Miscellaneous bibliographic listings
Undated
2 9
"Observations of the University of Chicago"
Undated
2 10
"Effect of Immigration Upon Our Native Stock"
Undated
2 11
"Teaching History in the High Schools"
Undated
2 12
"Life and Contributions of Comenius"
Undated
2 13
"The settlement of Cache Valley"
Undated
2 14
"Early Cache Valley History"
Undated
2 15
"The Early History of Cache Valley"
Undated
2 16
"History of the (Logan, Utah) Fifth Ward"
Undated
2 17
"Fur Traders and Trappers in Utah"
Undated
2 18
"Jedediah Smith and his travels in Utah"
Undated
2 19
"Fremont and His Explorations in Utah"
Undated
2 20
"Weber State College"
Undated
2 21
The Mormon Movement
(incomplete)
1847
2 22
Mormon Settlement; and Mormon Settlement in Utah
(incomplete)
1846, 1869; Undated
2 23
"Did Marcus Whitman Save Oregon?"
Undated
2 24
"Frederick Jackson Turner 1861-1932, The Man As I Knew Him."
Undated
2 25
"Thomas Jefferson, The American"
Undated
2 26
"Religious Liberty: The Flushing Remonstrance"
Undated
2 27
"The Declaration of Independence: Our Charter of Liberty"
Undated
2 28
"The Message of the Fathers of the Declaration"
Undated
2 29
"The Rise and decline of the power of the Speaker of the House of Representatives, 1880-1910."
Undated
2 30
"The Budget of 1909, Its background and aftermath."
Undated
2 31
"The Origin of the Utah State Agricultural College, " read on Radio Station KVNU
1953 March 7
2 32
"The Pilgrims and the First Thanksgiving," read on Radio Station KSL
1932 November 23
2 33
"The Utah Pioneers," read on Radio Station KSL
1933 July 24
2 34
"The Utah Pioneers," read on Radio Station KSL
1934 July 24
2 35
"Columbus," read over Radio Station KSL
1934 October 11
2 36
"Mormon Western Colonization," read over Radio Station KSL
1935 July 23
2 37
"Fifty Years of Progress at the College," read over Radio Station KVNU
1940 February 13
2 38
"The Declaration of Independence - Our Charter of Liberty," read over Radio Station KSL
1953 July4

Utah State Historical Society papers and Cache Valley Historical Society papers, 1917-1972Return to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Box Folder
3 1
Utah State Historical Society - History of the Organization written by Joel Ricks
Undated
3 2
Utah State Historical Society - Presidents Reports
Undated
3 3
Utah State Historical Society
1952-1972
Annual Meeting programs
1952-1954, 1957, 1960, 1968
Biennial Reports
1917-1918, 1944-1946, 1948-1950, 1950-1952, 1952-1954
State Historical Society Newsletters
1960, 1972
Pamphlet titled "Mansion of the Utah State Historical Society"
Undated
3 4
Utah State Historical Society - Minutes, Membership Lists
Undated
3 5
Utah State Historical Society - Legislative bills , Requests for funding, and budget information
Undated
3 6
Utah State Historical Society - Correspondence
1949
3 7
Utah State Historical Society -Correspondence
1950
3 8
Utah State Historical Society - Correspondence
1951-1952, 1955, 1964
3 9
Utah State Historical Society - Board of Control, Minutes and Agenda
Undated
3 10
Utah State Historical Society - Fillmore, Utah Statehouse materials
Undated
3 11
Utah Historical Quarterly - Reprints, Statement of policy and editorial practice, etc
Undated
3 12
Cache Valley Chapter: Utah State Historical Society - Articles of Incorporation. Meeting Programs
1954-1955, 1955-1956
3 13
Sons 0f The Utah Pioneers - Programs. Listings of Officers and Members. Constitution and by-laws. Presidents Reports, etc.
Undated
3 14
Unused Stationary and Envelopes - USAC History Department Utah State Historical Society Cache Valley Centennial Commission
Undated

Typescripts of H.E. Bolton's Pageant in the Wilderness and of J.R. Korn's "West from Fort Bridger.", 1950-1951Return to Top

1 box, 3 items
Container(s) Description Dates
Box
3A
Item 1: Typescript Draft - J. Roderic Korn's work "West from Fort Bridger."
Work was published by the Utah Historical Quarterly in Volume 19
1951
3A
Item 2: Typescript Draft - Herbert Eugene Bolton's book Pageant In the Wilderness: The Story of the Escalante Expedition
1950
3A
Item 3: Book reviews and dust jacket from Herbert Eugene Bolton's work "Pageant In the Wilderness."
Undated

Ricks' MA thesis and PhD dissertation, UndatedReturn to Top

1 box, 5 folders
Container(s) Description Dates
Box Folder
4 1
Ricks' M.A. Thesis completed at the U of Chicago in 1920. Titled "The Early Land System Of Utah, 1847-70."
This is a final, handwritten draft.
Undated
4 2
Ricks' Ph.D. Dissertation, U of Chicago, 1930. "Forms and Methods of Early Mormon Settlement in Utah and the Surrounding Region, 1847-77."
Typescript Draft, pp. 1-83.
Undated
4 3
Dissertation "Forms and Methods of Early Mormon Settlement in Utah and the Surrounding Region, 1847-77."
Typescript Draft, pp. 84 - end.
Undated
4 4
Dissertation "Forms and Methods of Early Mormon Settlement in Utah and the Surrounding Region, 1847-77."
Later typescript draft, pp. 1-92.
Undated
4 5
Dissertation "Forms and Methods of Early Mormon Settlement in Utah and the Surrounding Region, 1847-77."
Later typescript draft, pp. 93 - end.
Undated

Drafts of History of the Valley, UndatedReturn to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Box Folder
4A 1
Publication announcements, book reviews from scholarly journals, and miscellaneous notes
4A 2
Complete printers proof sheets
Undated
4A 3
Preface and acknowledgement sections, typescript incomplete draft
Undated
4A 4
Chapter Three, "The First Settlements", early typescript/handwritten draft
Undated
4A 5
Chapter Three, "The First Settlements", refined typescript drafts
Undated
4A 6
Chapter Four, "Expansion of Settlement", early handwritten draft
Undated
4A 7
Chapter Four, "Expansion of Settlement", typescript/handwritten draft
Undated
4A 8
Chapter Four, "Expansion of Settlement", later typescript drafts
Undated
4A 9
Chapter Four, "Expansion of Settlement", final typescript draft with footnotes
Undated
4A 10
Chapter Five, "Early Government", early handwritten drafts
Undated
4A 11
Chapter Five, "Early Government", typescript/handwritten draft
Undated
4A 12
Chapter Five, "Early Government", final typescript draft
Undated
4A 13
Chapter Fifteen, "Fifty Years of Utah State Agricultural College, 1888-1938", refined drafts
Undated
4A 14
Chapter Fifteen, "Fifty Years of Utah State Agricultural College, 1888-1938", final typescript draft
Undated
4A 15
Typescript Appendix Sheets
Undated
4A 16
Miscellaneous draft pages and notes
Undated

Primary source materials, 1857-1957Return to Top

1 box, 27 folders
Container(s) Description Dates
Box Folder
5 1
Various primary source transcriptions
Undated
5 2
Various primary source transcriptions
Undated
5 3
Various primary source transcriptions
Undated
5 4
Cache County Court Record, Book A
Typed transcription
1857-1878
5 5
Newspaper Clippings - Cache Valley history
Undated
5 6
1956 correspondence with Cache Valley Mayors
1956
5 7
Listing of County Commissioners of Franklin, Idaho
1935-1957
5 8
Preston School District Records
Typescript copy
Undated
5 9
Resolutions and proceedings of the City Council of Richmond City,
Typescript copy
1868
5 10
Paper "The Judiciary of Cache County". No author
Undated
5 11
Paper "Physical Description and Geology of Cache Valley", by William Peterson
Undated
5 12
Paper "Agricultural Credit in Cache Valley, Utah and Idaho", by Patricia Kaye Hurren
Undated
5 13
Paper on Cache Valley History. Produced by the Federal Writers Project
1935 December
5 14
Paper "Some memoirs of Early Days in Logan, Utah", by Soren Peterson
Undated
5 15
Paper "Cache County (Court) House, 1881-83", by H. R. Hovey
Undated
5 16
Manuscript "An Early History of Cache County", compiled by H.R. Hovey
(incomplete)
Undated
5 17
Paper "The Wilderness And The Solitary Place Shall Be Glad For Them", by Ezra Taft Benson, Cache Valley Centennial Program
1956
5 18
Logan Independence Day Programs
1948 and Undated
5 19
Cache Valley Centennial Commission Incorporation papers
Undated
5 20
Cache Valley Centennial programs, notes and papers
1956
5 21
Primary Source Materials - History of Utah State University
Undated
5 22
Notes and Newspaper clippings - History of Utah State University
Undated
5 23
Newspaper Clippings - History of Utah State University
Undated
5 24
Correspondence of the Standing Committee on College History, and histories collected by the committee
Undated
5 25
Paper "Brief Resume of Early Experiences In Extension Work", by L.M. Winsor
Undated
5 26
Utah State University Patent Policies
Undated
5 27
Utah State University miscellaneous
Undated

Diaries of Mormon settlers, town histories, and other, 1850-1954Return to Top

1 box, 45 folders
Container(s) Description Dates
Box Folder
6 1
Journal of James Sherlock Cantwell
Undated
6 2
"Some memories of the Handcart Companies of 1856", by James Cantwell
Undated
6 3
Journal of B.C. Critchlow
Undated
6 4
"Diary of Caroline Hopkins Clark on Journey From England to The Valley In The Mountains," 1866, and Letters To England following"
Undated
6 5
"A Brief Biography of William Bell Clark"
Undated
6 6
A History of William and Ann Greenwood by their daughter Mary O. White
Undated
6 7
"Sketches from The Life of Hans Christensen Heiselt"
Undated
6 8
Autobiography of James Christian Hogenson
Undated
6 9
"The Writings of Kumen Jones"
Undated
6 10
"History of Hans Jorgensen and Wife"
Undated
6 11
"William Knowles: His Ancestors and Descendants"
Undated
6 12
Reminiscences of Charles F. Middleton
Undated
6 13
Extracts from The Journal of Henry Lunt
Undated
6 14
"My Grandfathers History," History of William Smith Muir
Undated
6 15
Extracts from "Sketches from the Life And Labors of Willson G. Mowers"
Undated
6 16
"A Copy of a Biographical Sketch of the Life of James Olsen, written by Himself at Brigham City, Utah, Nov. 5, 1920"
Undated
6 17
Short Biography of Elizabeth M. Pugmire
Undated
6 18
"A Biographical and Genealogical Record of Jonathan Pugmire"
Undated
6 19
"Life Sketch of Lemuel Hardison Redd"
Undated
6 20
Histories and correspondence associated with Levi E. Riter
Undated
6 21
"Biography Sketch of John Sant Jr."
Undated
6 22
"Silas Sanford Smith: Pioneer, Statesman, Colonizer"
Undated
6 23
"History of Diana Eldredge Smoot"
Undated
6 24
Journal of Chauncey W. West
Undated
6 25
"A few Notes From The 'Reminiscences' of Edwin Dilworth Woolley Jr. which were given to his daughter Elizabeth"
Undated
6 26
"A Woman's Experiences With The Pioneer Band By Mrs. Clara Decker Young, SLC, 1884"
Undated
6 27
"The Journey from Parowan to Bluff, Oct. 24, 1879 to April 6, 1880," by Peter Mortensen
Undated
6 28
"Brigham City from 1850-70," by Leona Cummings
Undated
6 29
"History of Cedar City And Vicinity," by John Urie Sen
Undated
6 30
Untitled history of Clarkston, Utah
Undated
6 31
"The Rise and Fall of Corinne," Author Unknown
Undated
6 32
Three Papers on the Cove Fort: "Cove Creek Fort" "Cove Fort" "Drouth"
Undated
6 33
"Brief History of Dayton, Idaho," Author Unknown
Undated
6 34
Gunnison Valley Histories, att. to Joel Ricks
Undated
6 35
"History of Hometown" (Hoytsville or Unionville)
Undated
6 36
"History of The Town of Hyde Park, Cache County, Utah," Arranged by The William Hyde Camp of the D.U.P.
Undated
6 37
"Malad," by Vera Hubbard Hoskins
Undated
6 38
"Beginnings of Marysvale, Utah." Related by Joseph Downard to Theras Allred at Spring City, Utah
1927 July 8
6 39
"Reminiscences of Ogden and Weber County." by C.F. Middleton
1904
6 40
"A History of The Development of Ogden, Utah from January 1, 1920 to January 1, 1925." By Robert G. Aldous
Undated
6 41
Two Papers on Oxford
1954
"New West Academy and other Early Schools of Oxford, Oneida County, Idaho"
Undated
"A letter sent by W. H. Homer Jr., Three Forks Montana to Victor Fisher."
1954 April 16
6 42
"Sevier County" typescript history. No Author
Undated
6 43
"Spring City, Utah In The Sanpete Valley", from T.O. Allred
Undated
6 44
"Smithfield Pioneer Fort Corner Marking Festival." "Memories of the Old Fort Days and Historical Sketch of Smithfield City."
Undated
6 45
"Summit Creek in 1860, 1861, 1859 and 1862."
Undated

Primary source material gathered by Ricks for his personal research, 1877-1893Return to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Box Folder
7 1
Proposal for Grant Funds to research and prepare a history titled "Mormon Colonization Under President John Taylor, 1877-87,"
1961
7 2
John Taylor Letterbook Transcriptions and a rough partial draft of "Mormon Colonization under John Taylor"
Undated
7 3
Wilford Woodruff Letterbook transcriptions, etc.
Undated
7 4
Listings of Wards and Branches founded under Lorenzo Snow
Undated
7 5
Listing of the officers of the Worm Creek Branch and Ward
(typed transcription)
1877
7 6
Deseret News transcription "Utah Hawaiian Colony" Detailing the Josepa Colony
1893 May 27
7 7
Orderville Ward Historical Record Transcriptions and other primary source transcriptions
Undated
7 8
Uintah Stake and Wayne Stake Records and Papers
Undated
7 9
Escalante Ward Historical Record notes, and papers concerning the Hole-In-The-Rack Expedition
Undated
7 10
San Juan County and Stake Records. Emery County and Stake Records
Undated
7 11
Kanab Stake Records, Silver Reef, Washington County materials
Undated
7 12
Deseret Stake, Panguitch Stake, Garfield Stake records
Undated
7 13
Carbon Stake Records. Emery and Grand County material
Undated
7 14
"Bleak Journal, Annals of the Southern Mission Book A"
Undated
7 15
"Bleak Journal, Annals of the Southern Mission Book A, Volume 2"
Undated
7 16
Settlement of Parowan, Cedar and Panguitch areas. Research notes, journal transcriptions, etc.
Undated
7 17
Southern Utah/Dixie Settlement. Research notes, journal transcriptions, etc.
Undated
7 18
Settlement of Utah Valley - Research notes, journal and newspaper transcriptions, etc.
Undated
7 19
Sanpete Stake Records - Sanpete, Manti, Fountain Green, Mt. Pleasant settlement
Undated
7A 1
"Mormon Settlement In Arizona," by James H. McClintock
Undated
7A 2
"Mormon Colonization In Northern Arizona," by Howard Daniels
Undated
7A 3
"History of the East Arizona Stake," by Joseph Fish
Undated
7A 4
"Arizona Place Names," by William C. Barnes
Undated
7A 5
"Forty Years Among The Indians," by Daniel W. Jones
Undated
7A 6
Untitled Research paper on the Mormon settlements in Arizona
Undated
7A 7
Deseret News typed transcription dealing with Arizona
Undated
7A 8
Deseret News typed transcriptions dealing with Arizona
Undated
7A 9
Deseret News typed transcriptions dealing with Arizona
Undated
7A 10
Millennial Star transcriptions dealing with Arizona
Undated
7A 11
Journal History of The Church transcriptions dealing with Arizona
Undated
7A 12
Transcriptions from various published works on Arizona
Undated
7A 13
Diary and autobiography transcriptions dealing with Arizona
Undated
7A 14
Mesa Stake Arizona Records, correspondence, newspaper transcriptions
Undated
7A 15
Snowflake Stake Arizona records
Undated
7A 16
Saint Joseph Stake Arizona records
Undated
7A 17
Saint John's Stake records. Maricopa Stake records
Undated
7A 18
Mt. Graham Stake records Southern Arizona Stake records
Undated
7A 19
Little Colorado Stake Arizona records
Undated
7A 20
Little Colorado Stake . Brigham City Arizona and Sunset Arizona Settlements
Undated
7A 21
Eastern Arizona Stake records
Undated
7A 22
St. George Stake Arizona Historical record
Undated
7A 23
Brigham Young Correspondence transcriptions regarding Arizona
Undated
7A 24
Jacob Hamblin correspondence, etc. regarding Southern Utah and Arizona
Undated
7A 25
Miscellaneous correspondence regarding Arizona including much to and from John Taylor
Undated
7A 26
Printed Graham County Arizona historical brochure, from the Guardian Farmer, Safford Arizona
Undated
7A 27
Questionnaire sheets given to and filled out by Arizona Mormon Pioneers
Undated
7A 28
Arizona research and source notes and miscellaneous
Undated

Drafts of unpublished manuscript entitled "Mormon Colinization in Arizona," also included are research materials, UndatedReturn to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Box Folder
7B 1
"Mormon Colonization In Arizona." The Completed Chapter
Drafts
Undated
7B 2
"Mormon Colonization In Arizona"
Drafts
Undated
7B 3
"Mormon Colonization In Arizona"
Drafts
Undated
7B 4
"Mormon Colonization In Arizona"
Drafts
Undated
7B 5
"Mormon Colonization In Arizona"
Drafts
Undated
7B 6
"Mormon Colonization In Arizona"
Drafts
Undated
7B 7
"Mormon Colonization In Arizona."
Four page footnoted paper (not same wording as chapter)
Undated
7B 8
Mormon Colonization in Alberta, Canada
Various primary sources, including correspondence, Alberta Stake records, maps, and transcriptions from the letterbooks of Lorenzo Snow, Wilford Woodruff, and John Taylor
Undated
7B 9
Mormon Colonization in Alberta, Canada. Transcriptions from the journal of settler Charles 0. Card
Undated
7B 10
Extracts from "The Mormon Settlements in Alberta," by Lowry Nelson
Undated
7B 11
Newspaper transcriptions - Settlement of Alberta Deseret News The Lethbridge Herald, Cardston, Alberta L.D.S. Millennial Star
Undated
7B 12
Paper by C. Frank Steele "They Called it Johnson's Army"
An account of the Benjamin F. Johnson Family trek to help settle Canada
Undated
7B 13
Transcriptions from "A Brief History of Raymond: Golden Jubilee of the Town of Raymond, Alberta"
Undated
7B 14
"Charles Ora Card: A Short History of His Life," by Jan Shipps
Undated

Primary source materials, 1930, 1942Return to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Box Folder
7C 1
Mormon Settlements in Old Mexico
Miscellaneous primary source materials concerning colonia Juarez, Dublan, Diaz, Oaxaca, Pacheco, etc.
Undated
7C 2
Mormon settlements in Old Mexico
primary source material as above
Undated
7C 3
Mormon settlements in Old Mexico
primary source material as above
Undated
7C 4
Primary source material
primary source material as above
Undated
7C 5
Southeastern Idaho. Included are transcriptions from the following:
Bannock Stake Records
Undated
Idaho Falls Stake
Undated
Rexburg Stakes
Undated
Yellowstone Stake
Undated
Shelly Stake
Undated
7C 6
Southeastern Idaho. Included are transcriptions from the following:
Bannock Stake
Undated
Portneuf Stake
Undated
7C 7
Oregon: Union Stake records
Undated
7C 8
Wyoming - Bridger Valley material
Undated
7C 9
Wyoming - Star Valley Star Valley Stake records, etc.
Undated
7C 10
Wyoming - Big Horn Basin. Included are transcriptions from the following:
Big Horn Stake records
Undated
Charles Lindsay PhD Dissertation "The Big Horn Basin" University of Nebraska
1930
"Annals of Wyoming", Volume 14
1942
Walker - "Stories of Early Days in Wyoming: The Big Horn Basin"
Undated
Charlie A. Welch, "History of the Big Horn Basin." etc.
Undated
7C 11
"Mormon Colonization in Colorado"
Typescript and handwritten drafts of Joel Ricks Colorado Chapter
Undated
7C 12
Primary Resource materials on Mormon Colonization in Idaho including San Luis Stake records, newspaper clippings, correspondence, bits from "Mormon Colonization Under John Taylor
John Taylor letter book transcriptions, and Young Stake records
Undated
Primary source material; Utah and Mormon History
1847-1954
Box Folder
8 1
Transcriptions of Brigham Young correspondence
Most dealing with the shipment of merchandise west to Utah from Horace S. Eldridge in St. Louis. (Also Johnston's Army related.)
Undated
8 2
Notes by WCA Smoot Sr. on the early settlement and land distribution of Salt Lake City
Undated
8 3
Transcription of a letter from LDS Church officials asking for fuller support of the ZCMI by the LDS membership
1875
8 4
Blueprint copy of the original map of Kays Ward or Kaysville
1862 October
8 5
Weber County, Utah census. Also - paper "County Government of the Provisional State of Deseret"
1850
8 6
Reminiscences by 1847 pioneer John R. Young of "Brigham Young and The Mountain Meadows Massacre," and of "Jim Bridger."
Undated
8 7
Newspaper clippings concerning Utah/Mormon history
Undated
8 8
Federal Works Progress Administration (WPA) Historical Records Survey newspaper clippings detailing work done to copy Utah pioneer diaries, journals, and other records
8 9
Ten issues from the Salt Lake Tribune newspaper series titled "Day By Day With the Utah Pioneers 1847," by Andrew Jenson, Assistant LDS Church Historian
1934
8 10
Bibliography of Utah/Mormon source materials
Undated
8 11
Inventory of records in the Governors' vault - basement of the Capitol building
Undated
8 12
Incomplete and mostly unidentified Utah/Mormon manuscripts
Undated
8 13
Incomplete and mostly unidentified Utah/Mormon manuscripts
Undated
8 14
Transcriptions from John C. Fremont's Memoirs concerning travels in Utah and surrounding areas
Undated
8 15
DUP papers by Kate B. Carter titled "Utah Pioneers Started Colonization in Western United States," and "The Nauvoo Legion"
Undated
8 16
Four papers read at the "Symposium on Mormon Culture," Nov. 14, 1952, including:
Juanita Brooks "St. George, Utah - A Community Portrait"
William Mulder "Mormonism and Literature"
Undated
Leopard J. Arrington "Trends In Mormon Economic Policy"
Undated
Caylon L. Caldwell "The Development of Mormon Ethics"
Undated
8 17
Paper - William Harrison Homer, "The Passing of Martin Harris"
Undated
8 18
Speech - Juanita Brooks
Speech given at the dedication of a monument honoring the victims of the massacre at the Mountain Meadows at Harrison, Arkansas
1955 Sunday September 4
8 19
SUP paper - William R. Palmer, "The Paiute Indians"
Undated
8 20
SUP paper - S. Lyman Tyler, "The Ute People"
Undated
8 21
SUP paper - Brigham Madsen, "The Shoshoni Indians of Utah"
Undated
8 22
DUP - Plaque placed to honor Fort Douglas, various materials
Undated
8 23
Mormon Songs
Undated
Ricks' notes and transcriptions on Utah and Mormon history from Brigham Young's letterbooks, Journal History of the Church, diaries, state documents, and other
Undated
Box Folder
9 1
Primary Transcriptions
Undated
9 2
Primary Transcriptions
Undated
9 3
Primary Transcriptions
Undated
9 4
Primary Transcriptions
Undated
9 5
Primary Transcriptions
Undated
9 6
Primary Transcriptions
Undated
9 7
Primary Transcriptions
Undated
9 8
Research and Lecture Notes
Undated
9 9
Research and Lecture Notes
Undated

Lecture notes, 1923-1941Return to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
History 135 - History of the Far West
1941
Box Folder
10 1
"History of the Far West"
typed lecture notes in early form
1941 Summer
10 2
"History of the Far West With Special Emphasis Upon The Mormon Settlement Of The Great Basin And Beyond"
typed lecture notes
Undated
10 3
"Far Western History" reading lists
Undated
10 4
"History of the Far West"
handwritten lecture notes with an emphasis on Texas and Oregon
Undated
10 5
"History of the Far West"
handwritten lecture notes with an emphasis on Mining and on New Mexico
Undated
10 6
"History of the Far West"
handwritten lecture notes with an emphasis on Colorado and Idaho
Undated
10 7
"History of the Far West"
handwritten lecture notes with an emphasis on Arizona
Undated
10 8
"History of the Far West"
handwritten lecture notes with an emphasis on Lewis and Clark
Undated
10 9
"History of the Far West"
handwritten lecture notes with an emphasis on The Astorians, Overland communication and transportation, The Pony Express, Jedediah Smith, Zebulon Pike, etc.
Undated
10 10
"History of the Far West"
handwritten lecture notes with an emphasis on The Cattle Trade
Undated
10 11
"History of the Far West"
handwritten lecture notes, ¬ miscellaneous
Undated
10 12
"History of the Far West"
miscellaneous material including manuscript histories of the Indian Chieftain Calf shirt and of John Phillips, a "hero" of Fort Phil Kearney
Undated
10 13
"History of the Far West"
miscellaneous handwritten materials including research notes and primary transcriptions
Undated
10 14
"History of the Far West"
miscellaneous materials
Undated
Lecture notes on the American West
1923-1952
Box Folder
11 1
Various notes including information of the coming of the white man to the west and material about the Pacific Northwest
Undated
11 2
Various lecture notes on Anglo Americans in the far west. Also included is a handwritten bibliography of works on the west
Undated
11 3
Lecture notes on the history of the Pacific Coast of North America, on Spanish expansion and western frontiers, etc.
Undated
11 4
Lecture notes - same topical areas as above
Undated
11 5
Lecture notes - "History of the West"
Undated
11 6
Lecture notes - miscellaneous notes on the American West
Undated
11 7
Lecture notes and exam questions - "Hispanic America"
Undated
11 8
Lecture notes - "Hispanic America"
Undated
11 9
Lecture notes - The Escalante Expedition
Undated
11 10
Lecture notes - Americans in California, the Gold Rush, etc.
Undated
11 11
Lecture notes - "The Mining Frontier"
Undated
11 12
Lecture notes - Spanish Arizona
Undated
11 13
Lecture notes - "The Northwest Territories"
(notes covering Idaho, Washington, and Montana Territories)
Undated
11 14
Lecture notes - "The Opening Of The Continent"
Undated
12 1
Lecture notes- "The relation of the new west to the old west"
Includes material on MD., KY., OH., VA., N.C., etc.
Undated
12 2
Lecture notes- "California"
Undated
12 3
Lecture notes- on the American Indians and on French/Indian contact
Undated
12 4
Lecture/Research notes- "The Fur Trade"
Undated
12 5
Journal articles on the fur trade:
"Peter Skene Ogden's Journal, Utah Historical Quarterly
1952 April
"Snake Country Expedition, 1824-25: An Episode of Fur Trade and Empire," Frederick Merk, Mississippi Valley Historical Review
Undated
12 6
Paper "The Great North West or Oregon Country: Exploration, Settlement, Statehood"
Undated
12 7
Oregon historical materials. Sent to George Ellsworth from the State Archives of the Oregon State Library at Salem
Undated
12 8
Papers and notes on Idaho history including three works on Ft. Hall
Undated
12 9
Notes and newspaper clippings concerning Idaho history
Undated
12 10
Paper "Life, Letters, And Travels of Father Pierre-Jean De Smet, S.J., 1801-1873"
Undated
12 11
Paper "Ft. Owen- A Chronology" by Carling Malouf and William Smurr
Undated
12 12
"Story of the Meeker Massacre as told by S.P. Dillman to Joel E. Ricks"
Undated
12 13
Kit Carson's Autobiography, edited by Milo Milton Quaife
Undated
12 14
Materials on West Central Wyoming history including Lander, Wyoming and The Wind River Indian Reservation
Undated
12 15
Notes on Santa Fe. N.M. history
Undated
12 16
Lecture Notes: "Significance of Frontier"
Frederick Jackson Turner taught this course while working as a guest lecturer at Utah State
1923
12 17
Journal articles about Frederick Jackson Turner:
"Precursors of Turner in the Interpretation of the American Frontier," by Herman Clarence Nixon, lhe. South Atlantic Quarterly, Vol. 28
1929
"The Turner Thesis: Criticisms and Defense," by R.L. Lokken, The Social Studies, Vol. 32
1941 December
12 18
"The 'Turner Theories' And The South," by Avery Craven, Journal of Southern History, Vol. 5
1939 August 19
12 19
Lecture notes on Frontier America including list of works on the west by Frederick Jackson Turner
Undated
Lecture notes
1918-1951
Box Folder
13 1
Lecture Notes- "History E-53"
American History including information on Ohio, Louisiana, Kentucky, Illinois, etc.
Undated
13 2
Lecture Notes- "History 121" American History course outline
Undated
13 3
Lecture Notes- "History 291" American History taught by Professor Caldwell
1930 Summer
13 4
Lecture Notes- "History 13" American Nationalism and Sectionalism
Undated
13 5
Lecture Notes "The Colonial Frontier, 1607-1763"
Undated
13 6
Lecture Notes, etc. - Colonial America
Undated
13 7
Lecture Notes- "History 371" Colonial era through the Civil War
Undated
13 8
Lecture Notes- The Background of the Civil War and Slavery
Undated
13 9
Lecture Notes- The American South, Blacks, and the Civil War
Undated
14 1
Lecture Notes- "History E-70" American History
Undated
14 2
Lecture Notes- "History 379" American History
Undated
14 3
Lecture Notes- American History
Undated
14 4
Lecture Notes- American History
Undated
14 5
Lecture Notes- American History
Undated
14 6
Lecture Notes- American History
Undated
14 7
Lecture Notes- American History
Undated
14 8
Primary Transcriptions- American History
Undated
15 1
Constitutional History- Primary transcriptions
Undated
15 2
Lecture Notes- Constitutional History
Undated
15 3
Lecture Notes- Constitutional History
Undated
15 4
Lecture Notes- Constitutional History
Undated
15 5
Lecture Notes- Constitutional History
Undated
16 1
Lecture Notes "The United States and the World War"
1918 Fall
16 2
Lecture Notes- "The World War"
1918 Summer, Fall
16 3
Lecture Notes "Europe Since 1914"
Includes notes on the Russian Revolution
Undated
16 4
Lecture Notes "Europe In The Twentieth Century: Historical Background of the Great War"
Undated
16 5
Lecture Notes "The Historical Background of W.W. I
Undated
16 6
Lecture Notes "Europe Since 1914"
Notes on W.W. II
Undated
16 7
Lecture Notes "Europe Since 1914"
Notes on W.W. II
Undated
16 8
Lecture Notes "The Second World War"
Undated
16 9
Lecture Notes "The Second World War"
Undated
16 10
Lecture Notes on World War II. Notes by Joel E. Ricks who was hired by the US Army Air Force to teach this history to the Air Cadets in training at the Utah State Campus
1943
16 11
Fold-Out Chart "Steps to War 1931-1939." also Salt Lake Tribune article titled "If Invasion Comes."
1941 February 16
16 12
World War II- England- Letter written from Coventry, England on 12-16, 1940 detailing Nazi bombing attacks
Undated
17 1
Lecture Notes- Modern Europe
1928-1959
17 2
Primary Transcriptions - Europe
Undated
17 3
Lecture Notes "Contemporary Problems of European Diplomacy," taught at the University of California at Berkeley
1939
17 4
Lecture Notes "Contemporary Problems of European Diplomacy"
Undated
17 5
Lecture Notes- European History
Undated
17 6
Lecture Notes "Europe Since 1815"
Undated
17 7
Lecture Notes- Europe
Undated
17 8
Lecture Notes "Expansion Of Europe"
Undated
17 9
Lecture Notes "Europe In The 19th Century"
Undated
17 10
Lecture Notes "Europe 1815-1914"
Undated
18 1
Lecture Notes- History 229 "The Renaissance"
Undated
18 2
Lecture Notes- History 229 "The Renaissance - Revival of Art
Undated
18 3
Lecture Notes "The Middle Ages"
Undated
18 4
Lecture Notes "The Economic and Political Background of The Renaissance"
Undated
18 5
Lecture Notes "The Reformation"
Undated
18 6
Lecture Notes "The Reformation"
Undated
18 7
Lecture Notes- The Middle Ages, Barbarian Invaders, the Renaissance
Undated
18 8
Lecture Notes- The Renaissance, Reformation, Middle Ages
Undated
18 9
Lecture Notes- The Renaissance, Reformation, Middle Ages
Undated
18 10
Paper "The Political Tenets of St. Augustine," by John R. Palacios
1951
19 1
Lecture Notes- British Policy
Undated
19 2
Lecture Notes "English History to 1558" History 261
1928
19 3
Lecture Notes "English History: Tudor England"
19287
19 4
Lecture Notes "English History Since 1783"
Undated
19 5
Lecture Notes- English History
Undated
19 6
Lecture Notes "Tudor England Foreign Policy." History 365
Undated
19 7
Lecture Notes "Colonies of the British Crown in New Zealand, Egypt, India, and America, and German Expansion under Bismarck"
Undated
19 8
Lecture Notes- The French Revolution and Napoleon
Undated
19 9
Lecture Notes "The French Revolution," History 234
Undated
19 10
Lecture Notes "Recent" history of France, England, and Austria-Hungary
Undated
Lecture and research notes
1918-1956
Box Folder
20 1
Notes on Ancient Man
Undated
20 2
Notes on early civilizations- Assyrians, Babylonians, Hittites, Mesopotamians, Phoenicians, and the Byzantines
Undated
20 3
Notes on Egypt
Undated
20 4
Notes on Greece
Undated
20 5
Notes on the Etruscans and Romans
Undated
20 6
Notes on Jewish History
Undated
20 7
Notes on India and Buddhism
Undated
20 8
Notes on Persian History
Undated
20 9
Notes on Canada
Undated
20 10
Notes on South and Central American History
Undated
20 11
Notes on Africa
Undated
20 12
Notes on China
Undated
20 13
Notes on Japan
Undated
20 14
Lecture Notes "Far East- Modern, 1845-1914"
Undated
20 15
Lecture Notes "History of the Balkans, Including Greece and Turkey"
1918 Summer
20 16
World History- Miscellaneous notes
Undated
21 1
Lecture Notes on the philosophy of history and its' proper preparation and presentation. History 371
1928 Fall
21 2
Lecture Notes on preparation and presentation of history. Mostly from History 371
1928 Fall
21 3
Lecture Notes on teaching history. History E-50
1920 Spring
21 4
Lecture Notes on preparing local history
Undated
21 5
Lecture Notes- Alfred Toynbee, "A Study of History"
Undated
21 6
Lecture Notes, etc.- Alfred Toynbee, "A Study of History"
Undated
21 7
Lecture Notes- "Geopolitics"
Undated
21 8
Lecture Notes- World Geography
Undated
21 9
Lecture/Research Notes - Proper Driving techniques and driving regulations
Undated
21 10
Lecture/Research Notes on John Locke's "two treatises"
Undated
21 11
Minutes of The Board of Trustees of the John A. Widtsoe Memorial foundation
1956 July 2
21 12
A Biography of Historian S. George Ellsworth
Undated

Ricks Photograph Collection, 1918-1954Return to Top

1 box, 10 folders

(See also USU Photographic Collection numbers A-4495 to A-4496, A-4498 to A-4519, and A-4575 to A-4576.)

Container(s) Description Dates
Box Folder
21A 1
Photographs of Joel Ricks and of Kathryn "Kit" McKay Ricks
1918-1949
21A 2
Photographs of Joel Ricks with friends
1920-1959
21A 3
Photographs of Joel Ricks relatives: Sarah Howe Moffet and Anne Howe
Undated
21A 4
UTAH State Historical Society, and Sons of the Utah Pioneers group photographs
Undated
21A 5
Photographs of U.S.U. Honors Recipients, 1952, and of U.S.U. Phi Kappa Phi recipients
1952 & various years
21A 6
Group Photographs: U.S.U. History Club, U.S.U. LDS Institute Faculty
1949-1950
21A 7
A. C. Women's Club photographs
(See also Box 25, Item 7.)
Undated
21A 8
Logan, Utah LDS Fifth Ward, Ward Membership Photographs
1950-1959
21A 9
Bridger Wind River Wilderness Area Hike photographs
1940-1953
21A 10
Alice I.T. Jones Funeral photographs
1954

Bibliograhic listing assembled by Ricks, UndatedReturn to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Box
22
Sources cover historical, political, and religious topics
Undated

Oversized materials, 1907-1969Return to Top

3 boxes, 15 items and 9 folders
Container(s) Description Dates
Oversized materials; diplomas, map, charts, and printers proofs
1912, 1920
Box
23
Item 1: Ricks' BA degree from the U of Utah
1912
23
Item 2: Joel Ricks Master of Arts degree Diploma from the University of Chicago
1920
23
Item 3: Blueprint "Map of Connor Battle Field". Details the events of the Battle of the Bear River, January 29, 1863
1926
23
Item 4: Blueprint "Syn-Chronological Chart Of L.D.S. Church History 1830-48"
Undated
23
Item 5: Printers proof sheets for "Forms and Methods of Early Mormon Settlement In Utah"
Undated
23
Item 6: Printers Proof Sheets for The Settlement of Cache Valley, by Ricks, Utah Historical Quarterly, Vol. XXIV, # 4, pp. 319-337
Undated
23
Item 7: Printers Proof Sheets for "In The Wilderness: The Story of The Escalante Expedition to The Interior Basin," by H.E. Bolton
Also published in the Utah Historical Quarterly Volume XVIII
Undated
23
Item 8: Printers Proof Sheets for "In The Wilderness; The Story Of The Escalante Expedition To The Interior Basin," by H.E. Bolton
Undated
Oversized materials, newspapers
1907-1956
Box Folder
24 1
The Idaho Enterprise, Malad, Idaho "Holiday Number"
1910 January 6 & 1909 March 11
24 2
The Vernal Express, Vernal, Utah
1907 December 20
24 3
The Iron County Record, Cedar City, Utah
1924 August 29 & 1925 May 15
24 4
Pony Express Courier "Telling The Story of California and the Old Trails"
1936 September, October, November, December & 1937 January
24 5
Salt Lake Tribune "Empire Edition: The Golden Spike Story"
1969 January 26
24 6
The Herald Journal
Article on Logan City history, 1880-1950; Article on the 100th Anniversary of Logan City settlement.
1951 June 5 & 1959 July 3
24 7
The Ogden Standard Examiner
"Sixtieth Anniversary Edition"
1930 August 31
24 8
The Herald Journal
Cache Valley Centennial Issue
1956 March 25
24 9
The Deseret News
100th Anniversary of pioneer settlement in Utah edition. Incomplete
1947 July 24
Box
25
Oversized material, photographs and artifacts
1920-1950
Item 1: Framed picture "Father Escalante Discovers Utah Valley"
Picture used on dust jacket of the USHS publication "Pageant In the Wilderness"
1950
Item 2: Joel Ricks' Kiwanis Club tag. Worn to Kiwanis Club functions while Ricks was President of Weber College
1920-1922
Item 3: Name plate from Joel Rick's office door in USU's History Department
Undated
Item 4: Joel Ricks' keys
Undated
Item 5: Steel engraving - Nathan Ricks
Undated
Item 6: Photograph - Frederick Jackson Turner and unidentified man at Jardine Juniper, Logan Canyon
Undated
Item 7: Photograph - A.C. Women's Club
1920-1929