Elbert Thomas photograph collection, 1930-1960  PDF  XML

Overview of the Collection

Thomas, Elbert Duncan, 1883-1953
Elbert Thomas photograph collection
1930-1960 (inclusive)
1 box containing 20 images, (0.25 linear feet)
Collection Number
The Elbert Thomas photograph collection (1930-1960) consists of twenty black and white photographs of generals in the United States military. Elbert Thomas was a professor at the University of Utah and a United States Senator.
University of Utah Libraries, Special Collections.
Special Collections, J. Willard Marriott Library
University of Utah
295 South 1500 East
Salt Lake City, UT
Telephone: 801-581-8863
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.


Biographical NoteReturn to Top

Elbert Duncan Thomas was born 17 June 1883. He graduated from the University of Utah in 1906 and then the University of California at Berkeley in 1924. He served in the Utah National Guard, was a professor of political science at the University of Utah from 1924 to 1933, and was elected to the United States Senate in 1932. He was reelected in 1938 and 1944, serving until 1950. He was involved with various committees and was appointed High Commissioner of the United States Trust Territories of the Pacific in 1951. Thomas held that capacity until his death in 1953.

Content DescriptionReturn to Top

The Elbert Thomas photograph collection contains twenty black and white portraits of generals in the United States military.

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

Initial Citation: Elbert Thomas photograph collection, P0003, Box [ ]. Special Collections and Archives. University of Utah, J. Willard Marriott. Salt Lake City, Utah.

Following Citations: P0003.

Administrative InformationReturn to Top


Photographs are arranged by subject.

Processing Note

Processed by Multimedia Archives staff.

Separated Materials

See also the Elbert Duncan Thomas speeches (Ms0295) located in the Manuscripts Division of Special Collections.

Detailed Description of the CollectionReturn to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Box Folder
1 1 Generals in the United States military
This box contains the following photographs:
  • 1. General Brehon B. Somervell
  • 2. General Douglas MacArthur
  • 3. General George S. Patton
  • 4. General William H. Simpson
  • 5. General Omar N. Bradley
  • 6. General Lucian K. Truscott
  • 7. General Courtney Hodges
  • 8. General Dan Sultan
  • 9. General Albert C. Wedemeyer
  • 10. General Ben Lear
  • 11. General Walter Bedell Smith
  • 12. General Walter Krueger
  • 13. General Mark Clark
  • 14. General Jacob Devers
  • 15. General Dwight D. Eisenhower
  • 16. General Joseph W. Stilwell
  • 17. General George C. Marshall
  • 18. General Henry H. Arnold
  • 19. Unidentified man standing in front of unidentified building
  • 20. Two unidentified men standing in front of unidentified statue

Names and SubjectsReturn to Top

Subject Terms

  • Generals (United States)--Photographs
  • Senators (United States)--Photographs

Personal Names

  • Thomas, Elbert Duncan, 1883-1953--Photographs

Corporate Names

  • United States. Army--Officers--Photographs

Form or Genre Terms

  • Portrait photographs