Karen Budge Eaton digital photograph collection, 1970s

Overview of the Collection

Budge, Karen, 1949-
Karen Budge Eaton digital photograph collection
1970s (inclusive)
15 digital images
Collection Number
The Karen Budge photograph collection consists of portraits and images of Karen Budge skiing.
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

Karen Budge-Eaton (1945 - )

The skiing exploits of Karen Budge Eaton came early and often for this champion ski racer. They spanned the globe and placed her on the podium often at world-class competitions. In 1963 at age 14, she became the youngest racer from her home town of Jackson Hole, Wyoming, to join the U.S. Junior National Team. At age 17, she was named to the U.S. Ski Team. In 1965, Karen won the downhill and combined championships at the Junior Nationals.

In 1967, Karen won the downhill at the Canadian National Championships and the overall title at the U.S. National Alpine Championships. In 1971, Karen was third in the combined at the French National Championships and second in the World Cup Giant Slalom. In 1972, she ranked tenth in the world in both giant slalom and downhill.

Every year between 1967 and 1972, Karen was on the U.S. FIS Team or the U.S. Olympic Team. A resident of Middlebury, Vermont, Karen Budge Eaton's inspiring story is one of drive, determination and courage.

Karen was inducted into the Intermountain Ski Hall of Fame in 2012. The above biograpical note is from that event.

Content DescriptionReturn to Top

The Karen Budge Eaton digital photograh collection contains digital scans of portraits and images of Budge skiing.

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

Processing Note

Processed by Krissy Giacolletto and Mary Ann Curtis in 2005.

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 General images
  • 1: Portrait of Karen Budge. Photo by Scott Pules, Aspen 1970
  • 2: Karen Budge running through the trees in Jackson, Wyoming, 1970
  • 3: Official ski team photo of Karen Budge
  • 4: Portrait of Karen Budge Eaton
  • 5: Karen Budge on the US team
  • 6: Karen at Summer training in Bend, Oregon, 1964
  • 7: Karen Budge on teh JR National Team in Squaw Valley, 1964
  • 8: 1967 US National Champion in Missoula Montana
  • 9: 1968 Olympic Team departing for Europe
  • 10: Chris and Abby Eaton and Matt and Denny Smith, 1987
  • 11: Christ and Abby Eaton at the Easter Parade. Middlebury College Snow Bowl, 1980
  • 12: Chris, Karen, and ABby at Whistler, BC
  • 13: Karen Budge with the other coaches of the Middlebury Ski Club with the ALl Star Team
  • 14: Abby Eaton with a ski award
  • 15: Abby Eaton ski racing

Names and SubjectsReturn to Top

Subject Terms

  • Women skiers--Photographs

Personal Names

  • Budge, Karen, 1949---Photographs

Form or Genre Terms

  • Digital photographs