Glen Canyon archaeological survey photograph collection, circa 1958

Overview of the Collection

Jennings, Jesse D. (Jesse David), 1909-1997
Glen Canyon archaeological survey photograph collection
circa 1958 (inclusive)
81 photographic prints, (1 archives box)
Collection Number
The Glen Canyon archaeological survey photograph collection contains images of excavations, artifacts, and cliff dwellings taken during an archaeological survey of Glen Canyon prior to its flooding. The survey was headed by Jesse Jennings of the University of Utah Department of Anthropology. Included are photographs of some of the members of the survey party.
University of Utah Libraries, Special Collections
Special Collections, J. Willard Marriott Library
University of Utah
295 South 1500 East
Salt Lake City, UT

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Access to this collection is restricted to holders of permits issued by the State of Utah's Public Lands Policy Coordinating Office (PLPCO).


Content DescriptionReturn to Top

This collection consists of 81 black-and-white prints which document part of the huge task of an archaeological survey of Glen Canyon prior to its flooding in 1963. This survey was headed by Jesse Jennings of the University of Utah Anthropology Department, whose forward to the first report follows this page. The collection includes photographs of excavations, artifacts, cliff dwellings and some of the surveyors. The collection was kept in the original order in which it appeared in a photo album.

Use of the CollectionReturn to Top

Restrictions on Use

The library does not claim to control copyright for all materials in the collection. An individual depicted in a reproduction has privacy rights as outlined in Title 45 CFR, part 46 (Protection of Human Subjects). For further information, please review the J. Willard Marriott Library's Use Agreement and Reproduction Request forms.

Preferred Citation

Collection Name, Collection Number, Box Number, Folder Number. Special Collections, J. Willard Marriott Library, The University of Utah.

Administrative InformationReturn to Top


Collection is arranged by excavation site.

Related Materials

For more photographs and information on the survey, see the reports themselves, available in Special Collections under the call number E 51 U8.

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Detailed Description of the CollectionReturn to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Box Folder
1 1 Excavation site: 42UN631
Photograph number 1-5
1 2 Excavation site: 42UN632
Photograph number 6-8
1 3 Excavation site: 42UN634
Photograph number 9-12
1 4 Excavation site: 42UN635
Photograph number 13-15
1 5 Excavation site: 42UN636
Photograph number 16-20
1 6 Excavation site: 42UN637
Photograph number 21-25
1 7 Excavation site: 42UN638
Photograph number 26-28
1 8 Landscape
Photograph number 29-31
1 9 Excavation site
  • Photograph number 32-41: Excavation site
  • Photograph number 37: Beaver Creek irrigation ditch (Anasazi age). Alexander Lindsay Jr., of the Museum of Northern Arizona standing at the end of the ditch. Beaver Creek is a tributary of the San Juan River.
1 10 Hoskaninni dredge; Olympia bar water-wheel
  • Photograph number 42: Hoskaninni Dredge
  • Photograph number 43: Olympa Bar water-wheel
1 11 Landscape with two surveyors
Photograph number 44
1 12 Excavation site: 42SA38727
Photograph number 45-46
1 13 Artifacts
Photograph number 47-48
1 14 Gourd
Photograph number 49-51
1 15 Artifacts
Photograph number 52
1 16 Excavation site (?)
Photograph number 53-54
1 17 Rock steps
Photograph number 55-56
1 18 Unidentified surveyor climbing rock steps
Photograph number 57-58
1 19 Man at old well (?)
Photograph number 59-61
1 20 Upper Moqui Canyon near Red Ant Kiva site.
Photograph number 62
1 21 Landscape
Photograph number 63-64
1 22 Low level aerial Kaiparowits Plateau with Henry mountains in the background.
Photograph number 65-68 Photographs probably taken by Jesse D. Jennings in 1957 or 1958.
1957, 1958
1 23 Landscape
Photograph number 69
1 24 Benchmark cave site excavated
Photograph number 70-71
1 25 Benchmark cave site excavated
Photograph number 72-74
1 26 Kiva(?) excavation site with bones
Photograph number 75
1 27 Cliff dwelling
Photograph number 76-77
1 28 Excavation site and trucks
Photograph number 78-79
1 29 Excavation site with two surveyors
Photograph number 80-81

Names and SubjectsReturn to Top

Subject Terms

  • Cliff-dwellings

Geographical Names

  • Glen Canyon (Utah and Ariz.)--Antiquities--Photographs

Form or Genre Terms

  • Photographic prints--1958