Larry Warren photograph collection, 1970-2000

Overview of the Collection

Larry Warren photograph collection
1970-2000 (inclusive)
1 box, some digital only
Collection Number
The Larry Warren photograph collection consists of slides used to document a lecture on preparations for the Salt Lake City Winter Olympic Games as well as personal and professional items realting to his career and induction in the Intermountain Ski Hall of Fame
University of Utah Libraries, Special Collections
Special Collections, J. Willard Marriott Library
University of Utah
295 South 1500 East
Salt Lake City, UT

Telephone: 8015818863
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.


Biographical NoteReturn to Top

Larry Warren (1950 - )

In a half century journalism career, Larry Warren chronicled the rise of skiing and winter sports in the Intermountain West through television, films, books, magazines and internet. The native of “vertically challenged” South Dakota gravitated west for schooling—and skiing—in the late 1960’s, falling hard for Utah’s Wasatch Mountains.

After earning a journalism degree from the University of Utah, he reported for KUTV-TV in Salt Lake City for 27 years, including Utah’s Olympic bids through the 2002 Winter Olympics and beyond. That expanded to an interest in the evolution of skiing and a parallel career as a ski historian, lecturer, columnist, freelance writer and filmmaker.

His writing resulted in books, national, regional and local magazine articles, ski trade journals and ski websites. His filmmaking focused on ski history for television, museums and promotional films for ski resorts. He became a frequent lecturer on skiing history and his print and television stories reached national audiences through magazines, the internet and network and cable television.

Following television, Warren served as manager of Park City’s community radio station KPCW, where the focus was frequently on skiing and tourism. He also became the popular emcee and voice of annual Utah ski gatherings, especially the “Ski Affair” of the University of Utah’s Marriott Library Ski Archives and the Alf Engen Museum’s annual Hall of Fame Inductions.

The recipient of Ski Utah’s “Excellence in Ski Journalism” award in 1995, Warren is also an honorary member of the Professional Ski Instructors of America/Intermountain Division.

Larry Warren’s prolific career brought the Intermountain skiing story to audiences across numerous media platforms for more than a half century.

Warren was inducted into the Intermountain Ski Hall of Fame in 2020. The above biograpical note is from that event.

Content DescriptionReturn to Top

The Larry Warren collection contains eight 35mm slides from a pre-Olympic related lecture. The slides show graphs and lists explaining Salt Lake's infrastructure, existing Salt Lake facilities, facilities needing to be constructed, and revenues and expenditures related to the Salt Lake 2002 Winter Olympic Games.

Use of the CollectionReturn to Top

Restrictions on Use

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.

Preferred Citation

Collection Name, Collection Number, Box Number, Folder Number. Special Collections, J. Willard Marriott Library, The University of Utah.

Administrative InformationReturn to Top

Acquisition Information

Donated by Larry Warren.

Separated Materials

Manuscript materials were transferred to the Larry Warren papers (ACCN 1256).

Processing Note

Processed by Mary Ann Curtis in 2001.

Related Materials

This collection forms part of the Utah Ski and Snowboard Archive, which is part of the S.J. Quinney Outdoor Recreation Archive

Detailed Description of the CollectionReturn to Top

Container(s) Description
Box Folder
1 1 Salt Lake Olympic Organizing Committee slides
  • 1: Map of the "Salt Lake Olympic Area"
  • 2: "Salt Lake's Infrastructure (in addition to the Olympic Facilities)"
  • 3: "Existing Olympic Facilities"
  • 4: "Olympic Facilities Under Construction"
  • 5: "Olympic Facilities To Be Built"
  • 6: "Revenues (1994 Dollars)"
  • 7: "Expenditures (1994 Dollars)"
  • 8: "Revenues and Expenditures as of June 30, 1999 (1994 Dollars)"
1 2 Olympic related
  • 1: Image of a lodge at Snowbasin
  • 2: The needles at Snowbasin
  • 3: Olympic Downhill course at Snowbasin
  • 4: Racer headed down the course at Snowbasin
  • 5: Ski racer at the starting gate
  • 6: Salt Lake County Sheriff photo of Tom Welch's booking on September 23, 1997
  • 7: Frank Joklik, Chairman of the Salt Lake Olympic Bid Committee
1 3 Larry Warren, items submitted for induction into the Intermountain Ski Hall of Fame
  • 1: Larry Warren in winter
  • 2-3: Matthew Warren, Carol Murphy, Megan Warren, Andrew Warren, Larry Warren at the 2002 Olympic Cauldron Park. Scanned both with and without the decorative frame
  • 4: Larry Warren as Co-Grand Marshall at the Park City 4th of July parade. (other co-Grand Marshall was Insa Rypien)
  • 5: Larry Warren with his Bell and Howe 16mm camera, covering the 1972 Rapid City flood, sometimes also called the Black Hills flood.
  • 6: Megan, Larry, Andrew, and Matthew Warren skiing at Park City Mountain Resort
  • 7: Larry Warren on the Utah Interconnect ski tour, likely in Big Cottonwood Canyon. Photo by Nathan Rafferty.
  • 8: Larry Warrren skiing at Beaver Creek
  • 9: Larry Warren doing a KUTV satelite broadcast covering Ted Bundy's trial. This was the first use of satelite broadcast by a local television station
  • 10: Larry Warren anchoring KUTV broadcast about Iran hostage crisis from Washington DC (at David Brinkley's desk)

Names and SubjectsReturn to Top

Subject Terms

  • Skis and skiing--Utah--History--Photographs

Form or Genre Terms

  • Slides
  • digital photograph