Brighton Ski Resort photograph collection, 1920-1985

Overview of the Collection

Brighton Ski Resort photograph collection
1920-1985 (inclusive)
165 photographs  :  34 color and black and white photographs of various sizes; 102 scans of color and black and white photographs; 10 scans of lift tickets; and scans of 19 pamphlets.
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The Brighton Ski Resort photograph collectioncontains photographs of facilities and skiing at Brighton ski area, postcards and an album containing images of recreational activities in Brighton and of the Balsam Hotel (circa 1910).
University of Utah Libraries, Special Collections
Special Collections, J. Willard Marriott Library
University of Utah
295 South 1500 East
Salt Lake City, UT
Telephone: 8015818863
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.


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This collection reflects Brighton as it was in the mid-1900s. Photographs were donated by the National Forest Service. K. Smith operated the first ski tow in Brighton beginning in 1939. K. sold the tow to Zane Doyle in 1943 while K. was serving in the armed forces. Zane Doyle's family owned and operated Brighton until it was sold to Boyne Corporation in 1987.

The addendum consists entirely of scans and Kodak thermal prints. Brighton Ski Resort lent original photographs to the University of Utah for scanning and copying. Brighton retains the originals. Folders three and four contain inverted scans of negatives and photographs ranging in subject matter from images of historic Brighton to skiing in the 1990s. Folder five contains scans of past Brighton lift tickets, and folder six contains scans of pamphlets produced by Brighton from 1975-1992. A time-line history provided by Brighton Ski Resort is included in the addendum.

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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.

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Collection is arranged topically and contains one large addendum.

Acquisition Information

Gift of National Forest Service.

Separated Materials

Manuscript materials were transferred to the Brighton Ski Resort records (ACCN 1838).

Processing Note

Processed by Drew Ross in 1993 and by Mary Ann Curtis in 2000.

Related Materials

This collection forms part of the Utah Ski and Snowboard Archive, which is part of the S.J. Quinney Outdoor Recreation Archive

Detailed Description of the CollectionReturn to Top

Brighton Ski ResortReturn to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Box Folder
1 1
Various Brighton Ski Resort photographs
  • Photograph number 1-2: Mt. Millicent, with hard slab rebase
  • Photograph number 3: Sunset Peak, looking on Lake Catherine
  • Photograph number 4: Rustler at Alta
  • Photograph number 5-10: Racing on Millicent
  • Photograph number 11: Base of Brighton
  • Photograph number 12: Brighton Basin
  • Photograph number 13-14: Skiers at Brighton
  • Photograph number 15: Parking lot, 1930s or 1940s
  • Photograph number 16-18: Ski lifts
  • Photograph number 19: Mt. Millicent
  • Photograph number 20: Brighton Basin and chairlift
  • Photograph number 21: Skiers
  • Photograph number 22-24: Base lodge
  • Photograph number 25: Chairlift out of Brighton Basin
  • Photograph number 26: Brighton Ski School, 1950
  • Photograph number 27: Skiers beneath chairlift near base of Brighton
  • Photograph number 28: Contact print of strip negative. Includes subjects as racing, jumping, and a University of Utah football team. Hugh Olander, Alf Engen and Jack Reddish.
1 2
Postcards of Brighton in winter
  • Photograph number 1-6: Postcards of Brighton in winter
circa 1910
1 3
Scanned Negatives (600 ppi)-Addendum
  • Photograph number 1-86: Historic Brighton
1 4
Scanned Framed Photographs-Addendum
  • Photograph number 1-16: Brighton lodge during the 1970s and modern color photographs.
1 5
Scanned Brighton Lift Tickets-Addendum
  • Photograph number 1-16: Brighton lift tickets
1 6
Scanned Brighton Pamphlets
  • Photograph number 1-19: Pamphlets produced by Brighton Between 1975 and 1992
1 7
Scanned Photographs of Brighton-Addendum II
  • Photograph number 1-155: Historic photographs of hotels, people, and the area surrounding Brighton. Many of the images are duplicates of scans taken from the negatives in folder three.
1 8
  • 2 page timeline of Brighton's History
1 9
  • Photograph number 1-12: Photographs of the Brighton Ski Resort Map
1 10
  • Photograph number 1-4: Photographs of the maps of Brighton Ski Resort

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Container(s) Description
Box Folder
2 1
Barns, photo album, and a pieced map
  • Photograph number 1 Barns near Brighton lake in 1910
  • Photo album containing images of recreational Brighton during the time of the Balsam Hotel
  • Pieced Map of Brighton Ski Resort

Names and SubjectsReturn to Top

Subject Terms

  • Skis and skiing--Utah--History--Photographs

Corporate Names

  • Balsam Hotel (Brighton, Utah)--Photographs

Geographical Names

  • Brighton (Utah)--Photographs

Form or Genre Terms

  • Photograph albums
  • Photographic prints--1910-1959
  • Postcards