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W. D. Johnston papers, 1920-1958
Overview of the Collection
- Johnston, W. D.
- W. D. Johnston papers
- 1920-1958 (inclusive)19211953
- .58 cubic ft. (3 containers)
- Collection Number
- W. D. Johnston (1891-1975) was a mountain climber and photographer who took the first movies of a Grand Teton climb in 1931. Collection contains film and photographs relating to his travels.
American Heritage Center, University of Wyoming
American Heritage Center
University of Wyoming
1000 E. University Ave.
- Access Restrictions
There are no access restrictions on the materials for research purposes, and the collection is open to the public.
Historical NoteReturn to Top
W. D. Johnston (1891-1975) was a mountain climber and photographer who took the first movies of a Grand Teton climb in 1931. He was also a power utility executive for four decades with Pacific Power & Light and resident of Casper, Wyoming.
Content DescriptionReturn to Top
The collection contains 22 reels of 16 mm film of places where Johnston travelled, 1929-1947, including Yellowstone National Park; the Tetons; Thermopolis, Wyoming; Pueblo Indians in New Mexico; and sage chickens near Casper. There is also 1937 footage of President Roosevelt's visit to Casper, Wyoming. Also included are negatives and photographs from the 1920s and 1930s that contain William H. Jackson and D.W. Greenburg at the Grand Teton Park dedication in 1929.
Use of the CollectionReturn to Top
Restrictions on UseCopyright Information
The researcher assumes full responsibility for observing all copyright, property, and libel laws as they apply.
Preferred CitationPreferred Citation
Item Description, Box Number, Folder Number, Collection Name, Collection Number, American Heritage Center, University of Wyoming.
Alternative Forms AvailableExistence and Location of Copies
Digital reproductions of select material from this collection are available at http://digitalcollections.uwyo.edu:8180/luna/servlet/uwydbuwy~117~117.
Administrative InformationReturn to Top
Preservation NoteSystem Requirements
Wyoming and other Western travel shorts -- film -- 16 mm.
Related MaterialsRelated Materials
There are no known other archival collections created by W. D. Johnston at the date of processing.
Acquisition InformationAcquisition Information
This material was received from W.D. Johnston.
Processing NoteProcessing Information
The collection was processed by Jamie J. Greene in January 2014.
Portions of this collection were digitized by Rick Walters in November 2011 and Kathy Gerlach in February - April 2013.
Detailed Description of the CollectionReturn to Top
Motion picture film (16mm): Return to Top
|1||July 8, 1934|
|1||February 18, 1958|
|1||October 21-23, 1930|
|1||November 11, 1935|
|1||1937 and undated|
|1||July 4, 1929|
|1 and 2||
W.D.J. Climb of Grand Teton (nitrate film and digitized copies on DVD),
Photographs and negatives:Return to Top
|3||3||1929 and 1938|
Names and SubjectsReturn to Top
- Pueblo Indians -- New Mexico.
- Greenburg, Daniel Wallace, 1867-1940.
- Jackson, William Henry, 1843-1942.
- Roosevelt, Franklin D. (Franklin Delano), 1882-1945.
- Casper (Wyo.)
- Grand Teton National Park (Wyo.)
- Wyoming -- History -- 1919-1945.
- Yellowstone National Park.
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