Uintah County Daughters of Utah Pioneers biographies [photocopies], 1877-1984

Overview of the Collection

Creator
Daughters of Utah Pioneers. Uintah County
Title
Uintah County Daughters of Utah Pioneers biographies [photocopies]
Dates
1877-1984 (inclusive)
Quantity
3 linear feet
Collection Number
MS 0468
Summary
The Uintah County Daughters of Utah Pioneers biographies [photocopies] (1877-1984) consist of individual, family, and miscellaneous histories collected for a centennial history of the Uintah Basin titled Builders of Uintah (1947). The Uintah County chapter was organized in August 1928.
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

The Uintah County chapter of the Daughters of Utah Pioneers was organized on 12 August 1928 at the home of Lula Osher Winn in Vernal, Utah. Nine women, led by Mrs. Winn, made up the membership. Within two years, Camp Vernal (local chapters of the D.U.P. are called "Camps") had grown to the point that it was split into two groups. Camp Tokawana was formed in 1930. With the growing population of the Uintah Basin and the increasing interest in local history, further subdivisions were necessary. Camp Thornburg was established in 1931, followed by Camps Sacajawea and Escalante in 1932, and Camps Anna K. Bartlett, Porter Merrell, and Eleanor Caldwell in 1936. Three more camps, Buena Vista, May Ruple, and Utahna were subsequently added.

Besides the collecting and storing of local history, the Ashley Valley D.U.P. has been actively involved in many community projects. One project has been the location and registration of historic sites, and the placment and dedication of monuments at ten sites in Uintah County. The D.U.P. also collected local histories and folklore, organized them into a book form, and financed the publication of the history of Uintah County, Builders of Uintah, for the Utah state centennial celebrations in 1947. Perhaps their most lasting achievement, however, is the Pioneer Museum, now located across Fifth West street from the Uintah Stake Tabernacle in Vernal. Recognizing the need for a museum dedicated to local history, in the late 1940s the Ashely Valley D.U.P. chapters began negotiations with the Uintah Stake of the LDS Church for title to the old tithing house, known as the Little Rock House. The Uintah Stake, which owned the property, wanted to tear it down because the local leadership considered the building an eyesore. The D.U.P., with the aid of the Uintah County Commission, acquired title to the property and with a great deal of effort by local volunteers, turned the historic building into a Pioneer Museum. It was dedicated in September 1953. The museum building was later moved to its present location.

Content DescriptionReturn to Top

The Uintah County Daughters of Utah Pioneers biographies [photocopies] (1877-1984) consist of individual, family, and miscellaneous histories collected for a centennial history of the Uintah Basin titled Builders of Uintah (1947). The histories discuss area businesses, groups of people, settlement of the valley, origins of local buildings, and many other subjects.

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

Organized in two sections: I. Family and Individual Histories; II. Miscellaneous Histories.

Family and individual histories arranged alphabetically by family name.

Location of Originals

Originals in possession of the Uintah County Daughters of Utah Pioneers.

Acquisition Information

Purchased from Elizabeth Sowards in 1984.

Processing Note

Processed by Roy Webb in 1986.

Detailed Description of the CollectionReturn to Top

Ablanap-BurtonReturn to Top

Container(s) Description
Box Folder
1 1
Ablanap
1 2
Adams
1 3
Ainge
1 4
Alger
1 5
Allen
1 6
Allred
1 7
Anderson
1 8
Arrowsmith
1 8A
Ashton
1 8B
Bailey
1 9
Bartlett
1 10
Beck
1 11
Beckstead
1 12
Belcher
1 13
Bennion
1 14
Bethers
1 15
Billings
1 16
Bingham, Brigham to Erastus
1 17
Bingham, Frances to Mary
1 18
Bingham, Sanford to Willard
1 19
Bischoff
1 20
Blankenship
1 21
Bodily
1 22
Bowden
1 23
Brown
1 24
Burton

Calder-GreenReturn to Top

Container(s) Description
Box Folder
2 1
Calder
2 2
Caldwell
2 3
Carroll
2 4
Chatwin
2 5
Chew
2 6
Clark
2 7
Cloward
2 8
Collett
2 9
Collier
2 10
Colton
2 11
Cook
2 12
Coon
2 13
Crouch
2 14
Danials
2 15
Davis
2 16
Dillman
2 16A
Dodds
2 17
Douglass
2 18
Dudley
2 19
Eaton
2 20
Engberson
2 21
Evans
2 22
Freeman
2 23
Freestone
2 24
Gadd
2 25
Gale
2 26
Gardiner
2 27
Gibson
2 28
Gillman
2 29
Glines
2 30
Goodrich
2 31
Green

Hacking-LynchReturn to Top

Container(s) Description
Box Folder
3 1
Hacking
3 2
Hair
3 3
Hall
3 3A
Hardy
3 4
Harvey
3 5
Haslem
3 6
Hatch
3 7
Haws
3 8
Henry
3 9
Hill
3 10
Hislop
3 11
Hodgkinson
3 12
Hohne
3 13
Hullinger
3 14
Hunt
3 15
Hunting
3 16
Jenkins
3 17
Johnson
3 18
Johnstun
3 19
Jones
3 20
Karren
3 21
Lamb
3 22
Lambert
3 23
Langston
3 24
Lant
3 25
LeBeau
3 26
Lewis
3 27
Lybbert
3 28
Lynch

McAndrews-RupleReturn to Top

Container(s) Description
Box Folder
4 1
McAndrews
4 2
McConkie
4 3
McKeachnie
4 4
McKee
4 5
Manwaring
4 6
Martinsen
4 7
Mooseman
4 8
Morris
4 9
Mowrey
4 10
Murray
4 11
Nelson
4 12
Nielsen
4 13
Oaks
4 14
Orser
4 15
Perry
4 16
Peterson
4 17
Pope
4 18
Potter
4 19
Preece
4 20
Price
4 21
Rasmussen
4 22
Reid
4 23
Remington
4 24
Reynolds
4 25
Rich
4 26
Richards
4 27
Robbins
4 28
Roberson
4 29
Roberts
4 30
Rudy
4 31
Ruple

Searle-WorkmanReturn to Top

Container(s) Description
Box Folder
5 1
Searle
5 2
Shaffer
5 3
Shepherd
5 4
Siddoway
5 5
Slaugh
5 6
Smart
5 6A
Smith
5 7
Smuin
5 8
Snow
5 9
Snyder
5 10
Southam
5 11
Sprouse
5 12
Starkie
5 13
Stewart
5 14
Stone
5 15
Stringham
5 16
Sumner
5 17
Swain
5 18
Swett
5 19
Taylor
5 20
Thomas
5 21
Thorne
5 22
Tidwell
5 23
Timothy
5 24
Untermann
5 25
Vernon
5 26
Wall
5 27
Wamsley
5 28
Wardle
5 29
Warner
5 30
Willes
5 31
Wimmer
5 32
Woodruff
5 33
Woodward
5 34
Woolley
5 35
Workman
5 36
Miscellaneous Obituaries

Uintah Basin HistoriesReturn to Top

Container(s) Description
Box Folder
6 1
Transportation
6 2
Towns, Communities, and Localities
6 3
Ranches
6 4
Schools
6 5
LDS Church
6 6
Mills
6 7
Cemeteries
6 8
Canals and Irrigation
6 9
Banks
6 10
Library
6 11
Forts
6 12
Cooperatives
6 13
Post Offices
6 14
Pottery Shop
6 15
Hotels
6 16
Indians
6 17
Livestock and Wildlife
6 18
Outlaws
6 19
Ashley Valley Pioneers
6 20
"Echoes from the Past"
6 21
Mines and Mining
6 22
Pre-Mormon History of Ashley Valley
6 23
Histories and Clippings
6 24
Daughters of Utah Pioneers Museum
6 25
Daughters of Utah Pioneers, Miscellaneous
6 26
Poetry
6 27
News Clippings

Names and SubjectsReturn to Top

Subject Terms

  • Mormons--Utah--Uintah County--Biography

Geographical Names

  • Uinta Basin (Utah and Colo.)--Social life and customs
  • Uintah County (Utah)--History

Form or Genre Terms

  • Biographies
  • Clippings
  • Histories
  • Oral histories