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- Overview of the Collection
- Content Description
- Use of the Collection
- Administrative Information
- Detailed Description of the Collection
- Names and Subjects
Charles Eggert papers, 1904-2000
- Eggert, Charles, 1918-
- Charles Eggert papers
- 1904-2000 (inclusive)19042000
- 5.25 linear feet
- Collection Number
- ACCN 1659
- The Charles Eggert papers (1904-2000) consists of correspondence, diaries, production notes, film scripts, financial records, research materials, pamphlets, publicity materials, press releases, magazine articles, and news clippings. Eggert is a photographer and independent filmmaker. He produced films documenting trips on the Green and Colorado Rivers before the construction of the Flaming Gorge and Glen Canyon Dams.
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
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.
Historical NoteReturn to Top
Charles Eggert (b.1918) is a photographer and independent filmmaker originally based in Barrytown, New York. He was actively involved in several conservation movements in the 1950s and 1960s, including the Echo Park Dam controversy, the creation of Canyonlands National Park, and the controversy over the proposed dams in the Grand Canyon. Charles Eggert headed several river expeditions down the Green and Colorado Rivers during the 1950s, prior to the damming at Flaming Gorge and Glen Canyon. These trips resulted in the films, A Canyon Voyage and Danger River. Amongst other conservationist films, he made Wilderness River Trail, which was considered by modern historians to be instrumental in halting construction of the proposed Echo Park Dam.
Content DescriptionReturn to Top
The Charles Eggert papers (1904-2000) contain correspondence, diaries, production notes, film scripts, financial records, research materials, maps, press releases, articles, and news clippings related to expeditions on the Green and Colorado Rivers and films documenting those expeditions.
Use of the CollectionReturn to Top
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.
Collection Name, Collection Number, Box Number, Folder Number. Special Collections, J. Willard Marriott Library, The University of Utah.
Administrative InformationReturn to Top
Photographs and audio-visual materials were transferred to the Multimedia Division of Special Collections (P0766 and A0511).
Donated by Charles Eggert (boxes 1-8) in 1997.
Donated by unknown (boxes 9-10) in 1997.
Processed by Lea Kinikini in 2002.
Addendum processed by Lisa DeMille in 2004.
Forms part of the Utah River Running Archive.
Detailed Description of the CollectionReturn to Top
Journals and CorrespondenceReturn to Top
Eggert-Hatch River Expedition Journal
Fred Wood, River Journal
This box also contains correspondence to and from Leslie A. Jones and Fred Wood.
PublicationsReturn to Top
Proposed Canyonland National Park Statement
"Forbidden Passage," First Draft
Untitled Manuscript, Chapters 2-28
The Canyon That Was, Film Script
The Sculptured Earth , Film Script
Business MaterialsReturn to Top
Eggert-Hatch River Expedition Notes
A Canyon Voyage , Production Notes
Canyonlands , Production Notes
Production NotesReturn to Top
Dams vs. Dinosaur
This is Dinosaur
Water or Your Life
Wilderness River Trail
Production Notes Copies
General MaterialsReturn to Top
Claire Leonard, A Canyon Voyage , Musical Score
Underman, Geology Field Guide , 1951
Newsletters and Bulletins
National Parks Tourist Pamphlets
Leslie A. Jones Material
MapsReturn to Top
Colorado River Mouth of Green River Utah to Lees Ferry Arizona
Dinosaur National Monument Colorado Utah
Green River Wyoming, Green River Utah
The Knoll Quadrangle Utah
Diaries, Writings and General MaterialsReturn to Top
Container(s): Box 9
Eggert-Hatch Expedition Diary
These folders contain the original and a photocopy.
"Forbidden Passage," Drafts
River Ratings, Specifications, and Maps
Names and SubjectsReturn to Top
- Colorado River (Colo.-Mexico)--Recreational use--History--Sources
- Green River (Wyo.-Utah)--Recreational use--History--Sources
Form or Genre Terms
- Financial records
- Press releases
- Scripts (documents)