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Ken Sleight river running video collection, circa 1962
- Sleight, Ken
- Ken Sleight river running video collection
- circa 1962 (inclusive)19621962
- 1 16mm film
- Collection Number
- The Ken Sleight river running video collection (circa 1962) consists of a 16mm silent film of a river trip through Glen Canyon. The areas depicted in the film were flooded after the completion of Glen Canyon Dam in 1963.
University of Utah Libraries, Special Collections
Special Collections, J. Willard Marriott Library
University of Utah
295 South 1500 East
Salt Lake City, UT
- Access Restrictions
Materials must be used on-site; no use of original material, access copies will be made available for viewing. Five business days advanced notice required. Access to parts of this collection may be restricted under provisions of state or federal law, condition of the material, or by donor.
Biographical NoteReturn to Top
Idaho native Ken Sleight began running rivers in Utah in the 1950s. After serving in the Korean War and working as a bookeeper for Firestone Tires, Sleight relocated his family to Southern Utah and started his own rafting company, Wonderland Expeditions. Inspired in part by the flooding of his beloved Glen Canyon, Sleight became a vocal environmental activist intent on protecting the Southern Utah landscapes he loved from further development. In 1967, Sleight met and befriended fellow activist and author Edward Abbey and may have provided the inspiration for the Monkey Wrench Gang character, Seldom Seen Smith. Sleight currently owns the Pack Creek Ranch ourside Moab, Utah.
Content DescriptionReturn to Top
The Ken Sleight river running video collection (circa 1962) consists of a 16mm silent film of a river trip through Glen Canyon. The areas depicted in the film were flooded after the completion of Glen Canyon Dam in 1963. This movie and been digitized and is available to view on DVD.
Use of the CollectionReturn to Top
It is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain any necessary copyright clearances.
Permission to publish material from the Ken Sleight river running video collection must be obtained from the Special Collections Multimedia Archivist.
Initial Citation: Ken Sleight river running video collection A1105, Special Collections and Archives. University of Utah, J. Willard Marriott. Salt Lake City, Utah.
Administrative InformationReturn to Top
Detailed Description of the CollectionReturn to Top
|Wonderland Expeditions presents "Escalante County"
Names and SubjectsReturn to Top
- Rivers--Recreational use
- Colorado River (Colo.-Mexico)
- Glen Canyon National Recreation Area (Utah and Ariz.)
Form or Genre Terms
- Moving images