Scott Datwyler papers, 1965-2015

Overview of the Collection

Utah State University
Scott Datwyler papers
1965-2015 (inclusive)
4 boxes, (3.5 linear feet)
Collection Number
The Scott Datwyler papers consist of materials related to Trailhead sports store, canoe and boating recreation, and Cache Tours book from 1969 to 2015.
Utah State University, Merrill-Cazier Library, Special Collections and Archives Division
Special Collections & Archives
Merrill-Cazier Library
Utah State University
Logan, UT
Telephone: 4357978248
Fax: 4357972880
Access Restrictions

No restrictions on use, except: not available through interlibrary loan.


Content DescriptionReturn to Top

The Scott Datwyler papers consist of materials related to Trailhead sports store, canoe and boating recreation, and Cache Tours book from 1969 to 2015. Most of the materials pertain to canoe and boating from 1978 to 1996. This includes pamphlets, catalogs, correspondence, price lists, and canoe building patterns. All were mailed to the Trailhead store and many include their original envelope. The papers related to Trailhead include newspaper advertisements for the store, tax information, receipts, and information about the store's opening day. Also included are materials related to the book, Cache Tours, Scott co-wrote with Ann Schimpf, and 4 outdoor recreation posters.

Historical NoteReturn to Top

Born April 24, 1952 in Logan, Utah, Scott Datwyler grew up surrounded by beautiful mountain ranges, perfect for outdoor recreation. Scott took advantage of these opportunities in his hometown and began involving himself in various outdoor sports, including cross-country skiing and bicycling. Due to Scott's passion and appreciation for the outdoors, he opened and managed the Trailhead, a sports store that operated for 25 years on Main Road in Logan, Utah. Because of this store and his involvement with The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Scott became well known among Logan and Cache Valley locals, especially the outdoor community. Among his family Scott became known as the "B" boy for his love of books, bikes, boats, blades, boards, beats, and boots. In 1977, he published a small book, Cache Tours, with Ann Schimpf that provides a tour guide for skiing around Cache Valley, Utah. On August 6, 2018, Scott passed away at the age of 66 of metastatic melanoma in his liver.

Use of the CollectionReturn to Top

Restrictions on Use

It is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain any necessary copyright clearances.

Permission to publish material from the Scott Datwyler papers must be obtained from the Manuscript Curator and/or the Special Collections Department Head.

Preferred Citation

Initial Citation: Scott Datwyler papers USU_MSS 562. Special Collections and Archives. Utah State University Merrill-Cazier Library. Logan, Utah.

Following Citations:USU_MSS 562, USUSCA.

Administrative InformationReturn to Top


Series I: Boating and Canoe Papers; Series II: Papers related to Trailhead sports store; Series III: Miscellaneous

Acquisition Information

These materials were donated to USU Special Collections and Archives in October 2020 by Jessie Datwyler.

Detailed Description of the CollectionReturn to Top

I. Boating and Canoe papers, 1978-1996Return to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Box Folder
1 1
Boating and Canoe papers (A-C)
1 2
Boating and Canoe papers (D-J)
1 3
Boating and Canoe papers (K-N)
1 4
Boating and Canoe papers (O-R)
2 1
Boating and Canoe papers (S-Z)
2 2
Camp 7 and Altra papers
2 3
Canoe patterns
2 4
Papers about canoe building

9:  II. Papers related to Trailhead sports store, 1976-2006Return to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Box Folder
3 1
10: Papers related to Trailhead's grand opening
3 2
11: Receipts
3 3
12: Statements of financial position
3 4
13: Tax papers
3 5
14: Map layout of the store
3 6
15: Newspaper advertisements

16:  III. Miscellaneous, 1970-2015Return to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Box Folder
3 7
17: Papers related to Cache Valley and Utah
3 8
18: Papers and notes related to Cache Tours book
3 9
19: Notes and Correspondences

Names and SubjectsReturn to Top

Subject Terms

  • Canoes and canoeing
  • Expeditions and Adventure
  • Outdoor recreation--Equipment and supplies