Glenn Walker and John McChrystal Wallace photograph collection, circa 1880-1985

Overview of the Collection

Title
Glenn Walker and John McChrystal Wallace photograph collection
Dates
circa 1880-1985 (inclusive)
Quantity
4 boxes
Collection Number
P0354
Summary
The Glenn Walker and John McChrystal Wallace photograph collection contains portraits of Glenn Walker Wallace, John McChrystal Wallace, and various members of the Walker and Wallace families. The collection also contains photographs documenting various of their activities, as well as portraits of various politicians and civic leaders.
Repository
University of Utah Libraries, Special Collections
Special Collections, J. Willard Marriott Library
University of Utah
295 South 1500 East
Salt Lake City, UT
84112-0860
Telephone: 8015818863
special@library.utah.edu
Access Restrictions

Twenty-four hour advanced notice encouraged. Materials must be used on-site. Access to parts of this collection may be restricted under provisions of state or federal law.

Languages
English

Historical NoteReturn to Top

  • Chronology of Glenn Walker Wallace
  • 1898: Born in Salt Lake City to Matthew H. and Angelena Andrews Walker
  • 1916: Graduated from Winsor School, Boston
  • 1916: Teacher's Diploma, Fox-Buonamici School of Piano Forte Playing, Boston
  • 1920: Married John McChrystal Wallace in Salt Lake City
  • 1924-1926 Co-organized the Salt Lake Symphony Orchestra with Charles Shepherd
  • 1930: Co-organized the Salt Lake Civic Music Association
  • 1939: Co-founded the Utah Symphony Orchestra
  • 1939-1952 President and Board Member, Utah Symphony Orchestra
  • 1947: As President of the Utah Symphony Orchestra, instrumental in attracting Maurice Abravanel as permanent Conductor and Music Director
  • 1962: Co-founded the Utah Civic Ballet with William Christensen
  • 1967: Named Grand Cross Dame, Knightly Order of St. Brigitte
  • 1968: Honorary doctorate, Westminster College
  • 1968: Outstanding Woman of the Year, Salt Lake Council of Women Hall of Fame
  • 1968: Award for Outstanding Cultural Leadership, American Association of University Women
  • 1970: Retired as President of the Utah Civic Ballet
  • 1970: Governor Rampton declares September 16 "John M. and Glenn Walker Wallace Day"
  • 1971: Utah Civic Ballet becomes fully paid professional company after receiving a major grant form the Ford Foundation, and changes its name to Ballet West.
  • 1972: Ballet West invited by the government of Greece to perform at the Athens Summer Festival in the Herod Atticus Theater
  • 1972: Honored with the Gold State Seal Pin by Governor Rampton
  • 1972: Honorary membership, Phi Beta Kappa, Utah Chapter
  • 1973: Honorary doctorate, College of Eastern Utah
  • 1974: Honorary Phi Beta Kappa, University of Utah
  • 1975: Honorary doctorate, University of Utah
  • 1976: Bronze Minuteman Award, Utah National Guard
  • 1977: Giant in Our City Award, Salt Lake City Chamber of Commerce
  • 1977: Distinguished Women in the Arts Award, University of Utah
  • 1988: Health Sciences Center Award, University of Utah
  • 1988: Died in Salt Lake City
  • Chronology of John McChrystal Wallace
  • 1893: Born in Salt Lake City to William Ross and Annie McChrystal Wallace
  • 1916: Bachelor of Arts, Mining Engineering, University of Utah
  • 1921: Master of Business Administration, Harvard Business School
  • 1921-1968 Director and Trust Officer, Walker Bank and Trust Company, Creator of Trust Department
  • 1928-1929 President, Wallace Glassware
  • 1933-1935 Utah State Senator from Salt Lake City
  • 1933-1966 Partner, Whitmore Oxygen Company
  • 1936-1937 President, Salt Lake Chamber of Commerce
  • 1938-1939 Mayor of Salt Lake City
  • 1941-1942 President, Salt Lake Rotary Club
  • 1944-1957 President, Walker Bank and Trust Company
  • 1945-1965 Founder and President, Redwood Development Company
  • 1946-1947 President, Utah Bankers Association
  • 1949-1959 Chairman, Army Advisory Committee, Salt Lake City
  • 1952-1953 Trustee, Banking Research Fund, Association of Reserve City Bankers
  • 1952-1956 Civilian Aide to Secretary of the Army
  • 1953-1955 Member, Federal Advisory Council for Twelfth Federal Reserve District
  • 1953-1971 Financial Vice President, Banner Mining Company
  • 1954: Honorary doctorate, Westminster College
  • 1955: Non-Partisan Chairman, Salt Lake County Redistricting Committee
  • 1955: Founded Arizona Ranch and Metals, Vice President and Director
  • 1955-1956 Treasurer, University of Utah Board of Regents
  • 1955-1964 President and Director, Park City Mines
  • 1957-1958 Director, Transamerica Corporation. Responsible for arranging sale of Walker Bank to Transamerica.
  • 1957-1966 Chairman of the Board, Walker Bank and Trust Company
  • 1958-1961 Founded and Director, Firstamerica Corporation
  • 1959-1961 Member, Coordinating Council of Higher Education
  • 1961-1968 Director, Western Bankcorporation (now First Interstate Bank)
  • 1963 : Honorary doctorate, Brigham Young University
  • 1965: Honorary doctorate, University of Utah
  • 1966: Businessman of the Year, Harvard Business School Club of Utah
  • 1966-1967 Honorary Chairman of the Board Walker Bank and Trust Company
  • 1967: Advisory Director, Walker Bank and Trust Company
  • 1970: Governor Rampton declares September 16 "John M. and Glenn Walker Wallace Day"
  • 1977: Giant in Our City Award, Salt Lake Chamber of Commerce
  • 1978: Founded and became President of Enercor Corporation
  • 1980: National Jewish Hospital Humanitarian Award
  • 1989: Died in Salt Lake City

Content DescriptionReturn to Top

This collection reflects the lives and accomplishments of two of Salt Lake's most prominent benefactors: Glen Walker Wallace and John McChrystal Wallace. Although the photographs were originally separated into two different collections, it was decided to keep them together as one collection organized by distinct sections. This structure recognizes them as individuals with their own accomplishments and contributions, but also recognizes them as a team who supported one another in their endeavors.

The collection begins with the photographs of the Walker family in Box 1, including Glenn's father, Matthew H. Walker, and their home in Yeadon, England. Please note that due to late identification of the items, the photographs of the Rob Walker house in Salt Lake are found in Box 2, Folder 23, and were not added to these early Walker materials. Following are photographs dealing specifically with Glenn Walker Wallace and her accomplishments as a musician, ballerina, and honored patron of the arts in Salt Lake City. Included are photographs of Mrs. Wallace receiving the honor of Grand Cross Dame of the Knightly Order of St. Brigitte in 1967, being inducted to the Venerable Order of St. John of Jerusalem in 1970, and receiving her honorary doctorate from the University of Utah in 1975. Unfortunately, there are no photographs relating specifically to her contribution to the arts with the exception of a rather poor group of proofs of Ballet West on tour.

The next section, beginning in Box 1 and completed in Box 2 illustrates John McChrystal Wallace and his achievements as a civic leader and entrepreneur. The section begins with a photo of the Henry Wallace family (John's great-grandfather), and photos of John's parents, William R. and Annie McChrystal Wallace. Following are photos related specifically to John McChrystal Wallace, including photos with business partners, and with other dignitaries such as Marriner S. Eccles, Chairman of the Federal Reserve during the Roosevelt Administration, and Stewart Udall, Secretary of the Interior under Johnson. Because business partners could not be identified, and because of the large number of enterprises in which Wallace was involved, no attempt was made to separate the photos by these subjects, but they were arranged chronologically as much as possible. Following this are photos of Wallace receiving his honorary doctorate from the University of Utah in 1965, and then photos that were identified as specifically relating to Western Airlines, Walker Bank and his mining interests.

The final section, ending Box 2, reflects their lives together, and contains photos of the Wallaces together with their children. Also in this section are photos of the Wallace home on Walker Lane in Cottonwood, some of their friends, including Gina Bachauer, and finally, miscellaneous and unidentified photographs.

Box 3 contains oversized items, mostly portraits, that are arranged in a similar manner as the rest of the collection.

For Biographical information see Box 5 of the Wallace papers; Box 2 of the Walker papers; and Jonathan Bliss' work Miners and Merchants in Utah: The Walker Brothers and Their Bank, available in Western Americana.

Please note: Each photograph is numbered with box number, folder number, and item number. For example, 2: 7: 3: refers to Box 2, Folder 7, items 3.

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

Arrangement

Collection is arranged topically.

Acquisition Information

Gift of Walker Wallace in 1989.

Processing Note

Processed by Peter F. Schmid in 1991.

Separated Materials

Manuscript materials were transferred to the John McChrystal Wallace papers (ACCN 1140).

Manuscript materials were transferred to the Glen Walker Wallace papers (ACCN 1141).

Detailed Description of the CollectionReturn to Top

Walker families, Wallace families, Ballet WestReturn to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Box Folder
1 1
Matthew H. Walker
  • Photograph number 1: Portrait, circa 1880
  • Photograph number 2: Portrait, 1888
  • Photograph number 3: Portrait, undated
  • Photograph number 4: Photographs of a painted portrait
1 2
The Walker Home in Yeadon, England
  • Photograph number 1: Front of the Home
  • Photograph number 2: Back of the Home
  • Photograph number 3: Back alley
  • Photograph number 4: Stone Gate
  • Photograph number 5: Ordnace Survey Map, 1850
1 3
Glenn Walker Wallace
  • Photograph number 1: As a young girl
  • Photograph number 2: As a young lady, circa 1916
  • Photograph number 3-4: As a young lady, on horseback
  • Photograph number 5: As a young girl
1 4
Glenn Walker Wallace
  • Photograph number 1: As a young lady
  • Photograph number 2: Holding a baby
  • Photograph number 3: Photographs of a sketch by Charles C. Mattel (?), 1928
  • Photograph number 4: Portrait
  • Photograph number 5: In Jerusalem
  • Photograph number 6: At an unidentified military monument, possible Mormon Battalion
  • Photograph number 7: At Camp Floyd State Park, May 16, 1964
1 5
Glenn Walker Wallace
  • Photograph number 1-6: As a ballerina
1 6
Glenn Walker Wallace; Grand Cross Dame, Knightly Order of St. Brigitte
  • Photograph number 1: Reception of guests
  • Photograph number 2-5: Being presented with the honors
1 7
Glenn Walker Wallace; Grand Cross Dame, Knightly Order of St. Brigitte
  • Photograph number 1-5: Being presented with the honors
1 8
Glenn Walker Wallace; Grand Cross Dame, Knightly Order of St. Brigitte
  • Photograph number 1-6: Color photographs of congratulations
  • Photograph number 7: Black and white photo of congratulations
1 9
Glenn Walker Wallace
  • Photograph number 1: "Rise, Confrere-we receive you as a member of the Most Venerable Order, in the grade of Knight. His Royal Highness The Grand Prior receiving His Excellency The Honorable Sir Peter Ramsbotham at the Investiture held at the Grand Cathedral Church of St. John the Divine of Sunday November 7, 1976" (Mrs. Wallace in top picture)
1 10
Glenn Walker Wallace
  • Photograph number 1: Mrs. Wallace receiving honorary degree
  • Photograph number 2-6: Color photographs of reception after awarding of honorary degree
  • Photograph number 7-11: Color photographs of receiving honorary degree
1 11
Glenn Walker Wallace: Portraits taken in the Wallace Home in Cottonwood with Mrs. Wallace dressed in her Knightly Order of St. Brigitte regalia
  • Photograph number 1: Sitting on a living room couch
  • Photograph number 2: 1970 Portrait
  • Photograph number 3: At the Dining room table
  • Photograph number 4-5: Next to a grand piano
1 12
Walker Family Tribute Exhibit
  • Photograph number 1: The Family at an exhibit in Yeadon, England where the family of Matthew Walker Wallace placed a plaque commemorating Matthew and Mercy Wallace.
  • Photograph number 2: Family with display
  • Photograph number 3: Display
  • Photograph number 4: Family
  • Photograph number 5: letter discussing the finances of the display
  • Photograph number 6: copies of news articles concerning the displays
1987
1 13
The Clothiers Arms
  • Photograph number 1-8: The pub in Yeadon, England where the family of Matthew Walker Wallace placed a plaque commemorating Matthew and Mercy Wallace. The pub was run by Mr. Wallace's great-grandfather, Mercy Long, in the 1830s. Color negatives of 35 mm film only.
circa 1987
1 14
Ballet West, European Tour
  • Photograph number 1-2: Rehearsal at an ancient theater
  • Photograph number 3: Stage behind a Palace
  • Photograph number 4: Rehearsal
  • Photograph number 5: Two unidentified men
  • Photograph number 6: Rehearsal on an ancient stage
  • Photograph number 7-10: The group at various places-Italian cities ?
  • Photograph number 11-12: At the train station with the luggage
  • Photograph number 13: Unidentified building
  • Photograph number 14: Billboard, Italian ?
  • Photograph number 15: Display
  • Photograph number 16: Ancient Amphitheater, Verona, Italy ?
  • Photograph number 17-18: Advertising signs
  • Photograph number 19: View of a city (Italian)
  • Photograph number 20: Sign
  • Photograph number 21: Dressing Room
  • Photograph number 22-45: Pictures of scenes form the ballet performed: "The Nutcracker"
1 15
Henry Wallace
  • Photograph number 1: The Henry Wallace Family, 1868: Henry, Louis, Henry Jr., William, Howard
1 16
William R. Wallace
  • Photograph number 1: Cabinet portrait. Unidentified group
  • Photograph number 2-3: Portrait, Cabinet
  • Photograph number 4: Cabinet portrait with an unidentified group
1 17
William R. Wallace
  • Photograph number 1-3: Portraits, middle aged
  • Photograph number 4: With Annie McChrystal Wallace
  • Photograph number 5-8: Later in Life
1 18
William R. Wallace on a 1950 "Great African" cruise on the R.M.S. Caronia
  • Photograph number 1: Pyramid in background
  • Photograph number 2: With unidentified
  • Photograph number 3: Others on camels
  • Photograph number 4: Shaking hands with boat Captain
  • Photograph number 5-8: With unidentified
  • Photograph number 9: On smaller boat on shore
  • Photograph number 10: Unidentified
  • Photograph number 11: Passenger looking over the boat's balcony
  • Photograph number 12: Unidentified coast
1 19
William R. Wallace and children
  • Photograph number 1-4: Wallace with his sons as adults. Proofs from the Lumiere Studio, Salt Lake City.
  • Photograph number 5-8: Unidentified woman, wife?
1 20
William R. Wallace, Snapshots
  • Photograph number 1-19: William R. Wallace with unidentified people in various places, 1940s
1 21
William R. Wallace, Snapshots
  • Photograph number 1-16: William R. Wallace with unidentified people in various places, 1940s
  • Photograph number Some include Annie McChrystal Wallace.

Wallace family, Walker Bank, Walker buildings, mining and miscellaneousReturn to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Box Folder
2 1
Annie McChrystal Wallace
  • Photograph number 1: 1880s or 1890s
  • Photograph number 2: 1910s
  • Photograph number 3: Late 1920s
  • Photograph number 4-5: 1930s
  • Photograph number 6: 1930s with William R. Wallace
2 2
The Wallace Children
  • Photograph number 1-3: Cabinet portraits, John M. And Helen H. Wallace, circa 1895
2 3
John McChrystal Wallace
  • Photograph number 1: As a boy
  • Photograph number 2: As a young man, circa 1916
  • Photograph number 3-4: In Uniform
  • Photograph number 5: Conglomerate of portraits, members of the Utah State Senate, Twentieth Legislature, 1933-1934
  • Photograph number 6: As Mayor of Salt Lake City, Utah, 1938-1939
  • Photograph number 7: As an older man
2 4
John McChrystal Wallace
  • Photograph number 1: No date
  • Photograph number 2: In Uniform
  • Photograph number 3: As an older man
  • Photograph number 4-5: In his office
  • Photograph number 6: 1957 ?
2 4a
John McChrystal Wallace
  • Photograph number 1-8: Miscellaneous snapshots including with his parents, in uniform, and in Europe.
2 5
John McChrystal Wallace, in groups
  • Photograph number 1: As a young man, unidentified group, possibly R.O.T.C.
  • Photograph number 2: Unidentified group
  • Photograph number 3: With other dignitatires at the dedication of the Union Pacific Railroad Altamont Tunnel, November 9, 1949 (Names on back)
  • Photograph number 4: With Marriner S. Eccles, Chairman of the Federal Reserve, and what appears to be Eccles bodyguard.
  • Photograph number 5-6: With Unidentified group
  • Photograph number 7: With army group
  • Photograph number 8-11: With unidentified groups
  • Photograph number 12: With secretary of the Interior Stewart Udall, and Senator Frank E. Moss, circa 1969
  • Photograph number 13-14: At an unidentified social gathering. Number 14 includes Glenn Walker Wallace
2 5a
John McChrystal Wallace, Honorary Degree
  • Photograph number 1-9: Receiving honorary doctorate from the University of Utah, 1965, and speaking in the Panorama Room of the Union Building, apparently the same day.
2 6
John McChrystal Wallace, Western Airlines
  • Photograph number 1-7: Board of Directors at various activities, etcetera
2 7
Walker Bank
  • Photograph number 1-5: Ribbon-cutting Ceremony
2 8
Walker Bank
  • Photograph number 1-10: Photographs of the interior of the bank
2 9
Walker Bank
  • Photograph number 1: Interior of the bank during the fifth war loan bond offer, World War II
  • Photograph number 2-4: Group portrait, Board of Directors
  • Photograph number 5-6: One-hundredth anniversary of the bank at the Alta Club, June 30, 1959
2 10
Walker Bank, 'Turn-On Ceremony'
  • Photograph number 1-5: Board of directors members on the roof of the bank, ceremoniously turning on the electricity, March 16, 1955
2 11
First Interstate Bank
  • Photograph number 1: Picture of the building that houses First Interstate Bank
2 12
Mining
  • Photograph number 1-8: Tar sands operations in Utah and Arizona. (Photograph number 3-8 in color)
2 13
P.J. Walker Company, Builders
  • Photograph number 1-5: Photographs of a prospectus drawing, models, and one of the construction of a parking terrace in Los Angeles.
2 14
John McChrystal Wallace, Birthday
  • Photograph number 1-12: Photographs of his ninety-second birthday celebration with friends and family, December 14, 1985.
  • Photograph number 13: Portrait "Man of Vision" taken before 92nd Birthday.
2 15
John McChrystal Wallace, fishing trips
  • Photograph number 1-12: Snapshots of Wallace on fishing trips which were included in his ninety-second birthday album. (Trip taken in 1976)
2 16
John McChrystal Wallace and Glenn Walker Wallace
  • Photograph number 1: Possibly when the couple was awarded the "Giant in Our City" award.
2 17
John McChrystal Wallace and Glenn Walker Wallace
  • Photograph number 1: John McChrystal Wallace holding a small child
  • Photograph number 2: Glenn Walker Wallace holding a small child
late 1930s
2 18
The Wallace sons
  • Photograph number 1-6: Four sons of John McChrystal Wallace and Glenn and Walker Wallace
2 19
Miscellaneous snapshots
  • Photograph number 1-22: Taken at the home on Walker Lane, 1930s-1950s
2 20
Friends of the Wallaces
  • Photograph number 1: Mr. Gibbons-Religious figure, friend of the family
  • Photograph number 2: Signed but illegible
  • Photograph number 3: Copy of a Certificate "American Automobile Association-Certificate of Performance" given to George Eyston.
  • Photograph number 4: Christmas card with picture from Gina Bachauer
2 21
Wallace Home, Walker Lane, Series taken for a Deseret News feature on the home for the Farm, Home, and Garden section of the Sunday, August 8, 1948
  • Photograph number 1: Garden
  • Photograph number 2: Dining Room
  • Photograph number 3: Grandfather Clock
  • Photograph number 4: Living Room
  • Photograph number 5: Enclosed Porch
  • Photograph number 6: Bedroom Fireplace
  • Photograph number 7: Study
  • Photograph number 8: Bedroom
  • Photograph number 9: Living Room
  • Photograph number 10: Spiral Stairway
  • Photograph number 11: Hallway
  • Photograph number 12: Backyard
2 22
Miscellaneous Portraits
  • Photograph number 1-4: Mostly unidentified, one is probably John McChrystal Wallace's brother
  • Photograph number 5: 8th Ward Day School
2 23
Rob Walker house
  • Photograph number 1: An exterior photo of the house on Main St. between Fourth and Fifth South, where the four Walker brothers lived until 1883.
  • Photograph number 2: An interior photo of the living room
2 24
Norway
  • Photograph number 1-3: Snapshots, origin unknown, of the Haaken Mathenson (?) House in Norway, and of a fjord.
  • Photograph number 4-5: Mountains in Norway

OversizeReturn to Top

Container(s) Description
Box Folder
3 1
Micellaneous
  • Photograph number 1: Portrait (damaged), Matthew H. and Angelena Andrews Walker
  • Photograph number 2: Portrait of Glenn Walker Wallace as a young girl, pastel over photographic print.
  • Photograph number 3-5: Portraits, Glenn Walker Wallace as a young lady
  • Photograph number 6-9: Portraits, William R. Wallace
  • Photograph number 10: Wasatch School Graduating class, 1912. Conglomerate of portraits.
  • Photograph number 11: School football team, possibly John M. Wallace's brother is in this portrait.
  • Photograph number 12: Group portrait, Regimental Ball, Highschool Cadets. (Wallaces not in picture)
  • Photograph number 13: "Ye Craftsman," college portrait, Harvard ?( John M. Wallace not in this portrait.)
  • Photograph number 14: "DIGAMMA," Harvard class portrait (John M. Wallace not in this portrait.)
  • Photograph number 15: Probably John M. Wallace's brother, in uniform.
  • Photograph number 16: Harvard class portrait with John M. Wallace, in from of Emerson Hall.
  • Photograph number 17-22: Portraits, John M. Wallace
  • Photograph number 23-24: Board of Directors, Western Airlines, October 24, 1966
  • Photograph number 25: Unidentified Board of Directors, Matthew H. Walker (?)
  • Photograph number 26: Portraits, unidentified child
  • Photograph number 27: Wallace home, Walker Lane, gardens and swimming pool
  • Photograph number 28: Portrait, Heber J. Grant
  • Photograph number 29: Panorama portrait, Democratic National Committee, Sea Girt (?), New Jersey, July 4, 1912

General ImagesReturn to Top

Container(s) Description
Box Folder
4 1
Family photo album
4 2
Photo album
4 3
Loose photos from the photo album
4 4
Walker Grand Opera House

Names and SubjectsReturn to Top

Personal Names

  • Wallace, Glenn Walker--Photograph
  • Wallace, John McChrystal--Photograp

Family Names

  • Walker family--Photographs
  • Wallace family--Photographs

Form or Genre Terms

  • Photographic prints--1880-1985
  • Portrait photographs