W. D. Johnston papers, 1920-1958

Overview of the Collection

Johnston, W. D.
W. D. Johnston papers
1920-1958 (inclusive)
.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.
Dept. 3924
Laramie, WY
Telephone: 3077663756
Access Restrictions
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.

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Restrictions on Use

Copyright Information

The researcher assumes full responsibility for observing all copyright, property, and libel laws as they apply.

Preferred Citation

Preferred Citation

Item Description, Box Number, Folder Number, Collection Name, Collection Number, American Heritage Center, University of Wyoming.

Alternative Forms Available

Existence 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 Note

System Requirements

Wyoming and other Western travel shorts -- film -- 16 mm.

Related Materials

Related Materials

There are no known other archival collections created by W. D. Johnston at the date of processing.

Acquisition Information

Acquisition Information

This material was received from W.D. Johnston.

Processing Note

Processing 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

Names and SubjectsReturn to Top

Subject Terms

  • Pueblo Indians -- New Mexico.

Personal Names

  • Greenburg, Daniel Wallace, 1867-1940.
  • Jackson, William Henry, 1843-1942.
  • Roosevelt, Franklin D. (Franklin Delano), 1882-1945.

Geographical Names

  • Casper (Wyo.)
  • Grand Teton National Park (Wyo.)
  • Wyoming -- History -- 1919-1945.
  • Yellowstone National Park.

Form or Genre Terms

  • Photographs.