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    • Luis "Luigi" Madrigal interview, November 16, 2012

    • Mr. Luis “Luigi” Madrigal talks about his life in Cache Valley, his family traditions that go back to his Mexican roots, and how his family came to live in Cache Valley. He discusses his values, goals, and his perspective on Hispanic stereotypes....
    • Hispanic Americans; Minority high school students; Families; Education; California;
    • Alicia Espinoza interview August 9, 2007

    • Alicia Espinoza talks about her childhood in Santiago, Chile, joining the LDS Church when she is 14 years old; the difficulties during the political crisis with Pinochet. She talks about her education, becoming an LPN and a dietist [dietician]. She...
    • Immigration & society; Mormon missionaries; Politics and culture; Hispanic Americans;
    • Ana Cecilia Barragán interview July 27, 2007

    • Ana Cecilia Barragán talks about growing up happy in Peru with her family; she talks about her courtship and marriage in Peru to her husband, their move to the US. She talks about her work in Utah at a plastics factory where all the workers are...
    • Immigration & society; Hispanic Americans;
    • Daniel Useche interview July 16, 2007

    • Mr. Daniel Useche talks about his life in his native San Cristóbal, Venezuela, including information about his parents’ and grandparents’ lives, the history of his surname, his education in Venezuela. He also talks about his move to the US to get...
    • Immigration & culture; Hispanic Americans; Education; Politics; Families;
    • Ernesto De La Hoz interview July 16, 2007

    • Mr. Ernesto De La Hoz talks about his childhood in Bogotá, his studies connected with Marine Biology, his move to the United States to study. He also talks about how he met his wife Rachael in the US, the importance of his wife and children: ...
    • Families; Hispanic Americans; Education; Religion;
    • Gustavo Estrada interview April 11, 2007

    • Mr. Gustavo Estrada talks about the traditions of his native Mexico, his father’s sudden death (when he was in the US), his studies at Utah State University in Electrical Engineering, his numerous jobs and how he has adapted well to Logan and its...
    • Families; Education; Hispanic Americans;
    • Juan Pablo Spicer-Escalante interview September 2007

    • Mr. Juan Pablo Spicer-Escalante talks about his childhood in Kansas, his warm feelings towards Argentina, his adopted country, his work as a professional soccer official and taking time off from perusing a PhD in economics, changing his major to...
    • Family; Religion; Immigration & culture;
    • Lara Linares interview July 6, 2007

    • Mrs. Lara Linares talks about her life and traditions, including traditions (Christmas, dinnertime, dating) in her native Ecuador, her parents, politics, her studies, her jobs, coming to the US, learning to do things for her self, like cook. She...
    • Families; Education; Hispanic Americans;
    • Lucy Delgadillo interview August 24, 2007

    • Professor Lucy Delgadillo talks about her childhood in Nicaragua during the civil war, her life in Costa Rica, her feelings on being a citizen of a country with voting rights (Costa Rica, USA), her move to Kentucky to education through an American...
    • Families; Politics;
    • María Montalvo interview June 25, 2007

    • Mrs. Maria L. Montalvo talks about her childhood in Veracruz, Mexico, her studies and job as social worker, and how she had a calling from God to be a Pastor (Iglesia De Dios Ebenezer (Church of God Ebenezer). She left her family and country and...
    • Families; Religion; Hispanic Americans;
    • Melanie Domenech Rodriquez interview July 2, 2007

    • Professor Melanie Domenech Rodríguez talks about her childhood and traditions in her native Puerto Rico, including traditions from her Cuban mother; her studies in psychology, her job as professor at Utah State University, and adapting to life in...
    • Families; Education; Hispanic Americans;
    • Néstor Niño Rocha interview July 13, 2007

    • Mr. Néstor Niño Rocha talks about his life in Colombia, his move to Cache Valley, his feelings about religion and his family, and his thoughts about immigration. He also gives his opinion on social and cultural issues.
    • Families; Religion; Hispanic Americans;
    • Rob Cruz interview July 10, 2007

    • Rob Cruz talks about his childhood in California, growing up around a his father’s extended family, including his grandparents who immigrated from Mexico; later moving an hour away to an area with lots of space close to the Los Angeles Mountains:...
    • Families; United States. Forest Service; Religion; Hispanic Americans;
    • Rolando Murillo interview June 28, 2007

    • Mr. Rolando Murillo talks about his childhood in El Salvador, his move to the United States because of the civil war in his country, his studies, his jobs including his current position at Cache Valley Insurance, working with Hispanic clientele, a...
    • Families; Education; Immigration & culture;
    • Dealing with Japanese-Americans

    • Written in October 1942 to staff of the War Relocation Authority, this paper stresses the importance of understanding the cultural background of the Japanese Americans living in relocation centers. It describes common behavior patterns among the...
    • United States. War Relocation Authority; Japanese Americans -- Evacuation and relocation, 1942-1945; Japanese Americans -- Attitudes; Japanese Americans -- Social life and customs
    • All Aboard, Spring 1944

    • Written and illustrated by residents of Topaz, this 55 page collection of stories and articles recounts the experiences and feelings of the Japanese Americans forced to leave cherished homes, jobs, possessions, and pets for the dusty, stark...
    • Japanese Americans -- Evacuation and relocation, 1942-1945; Japanese Americans -- Attitudes
    • WRA A Story of Human Conservation

    • Of the nine final reports written by the War Relocation Authority, this one differs in attempting to give a comprehensive view of the WRA program in its entirety rather than focusing on some particular facet of the program as did the other reports....
    • United States. War Relocation Authority; Japanese Americans; Japanese Americans -- Evacuation and relocation, 1942-1945
    • The Relocation Program

    • Report describes the War Relocation Program from its inception in 1942 to closure of relocation centers and resettlement of evacuees in 1945. It covers why and how the War Relocation Authority was created, the meeting with state governors in Salt...
    • Japanese Americans -- Evacuation and relocation, 1942-1945; United States. War Relocation Authority
    • Hyrum City

    • History of the settlement of Hyrum, Utah, including information dealing with Agriculture, Canals, Dairies, Cattle, and the United Order of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.
    • Hyrum (Utah)--History; United orders (Mormon Church)--Utah--Hyrum; Mormon Church--Utah--Hyrum--History--19th century; Cities and towns--Utah--Cache County--History--19th century; Mormons--Colonization--Cache Valley (Utah and Idaho);...
    • Wartime exile

    • Describes Japanese migration to the U.S. before World War II, characteristics of the Japanese-American people who settled on the West Coast, the myths and prejudices surrounding them, and how they were treated following the bombing of Pearl...
    • Japanese Americans; Japanese Americans -- Attitudes; Japanese Americans -- Evacuation and relocation, 1942-1945
    • 1905 "Use Book"

    • First official manual published by the Forest Service describing regualations and policies for the National Forest Reserves.
    • Cache National Forest (Utah and Idaho)--United States;
    • Anne Pryor interview;

    • Anne Pryor interview by Elana Siegel, April 29, 2011, included in the Oral Histories: Scholars of Feminism collection compiled by the AFS Women's Section Oral History Project. This interview and accompanying photographs are available at the...
    • Rhode Island School of Design; University of Northern Colorado; Warren Air Force Base; Antinuclear movement;
    • Bart Argyle interview

    • Mr. Bart Argyle discusses his current occupation of raising sheep and cattle. He talks about growing up ranching, and his family history in the area, as well as with ranching. Interviewed by Randy Williams on January 10, 2012 at the Argyle home in...
    • Argyle, Bart--Interviews; Sheepherding; Sheep ranchers; Ranching.; Migrant labor; Argyle, Arthur; Argyle, Ralph; Peru.;
    • Garth and Maydene Baxter interview

    • Mr. Garth Baxter talks about his career in the Forest Service, then later as ranching on his family’s land. He discusses his family history in the Cache Valley, as well as his family history in ranching. Mrs. Maydene Baxter talks about her thoughts...
    • Baxter, Garth--Interviews; Baxter, Maydene--Interviews; Ranching.; United States. Forest Service; Grazing; Rangelands; Vegetation management;
    • Beatriz Botero interview;

    • Interview with Beatriz Botero by Grace Colas, April 2011 about her findings on protest literature in Colombia, her work on Don Quijote, and how her psychology background influences her current work. Included in the Oral Histories: Scholars of...
    • Protest literature; Psychology; Don Quixote (Fictitious character); El ingenioso hidalgo don Quijote de la Mancha; The Ingenious Gentleman, Don Quijote de la Mancha; Colombia;
    • Jay and Holly Carter Interview

    • Husband Jay Carter and wife Holly talk about raising their family on their ranch in Park Valley and the unique education they received; discussed grazing rights, branding, moving cattle to summer range, watershares, draft horses, breaking horses;...
    • Carter, Jay--Interviews; Carter-Spackman, Holly--Interviews; Ranching; Cattle herding; Cattle—Marking; Horses—Training.; Pasture, Right of; Shivaree; Livestock brands;
    • Chava Weissler interview;

    • Chava Weissler interview, conducted by Jessie Lavintman. Included in the Oral Histories: Scholars of Feminism collection compiled by the AFS Women's Section Oral History Project. This interview and accompanying photographs are available at the...
    • Folklorists--United States--Interviews; Judaism; University of Pennsylvania; Jewish folklore; Feminism;
    • Blair Francis interview

    • Mr. Blair Francis talks about his family genealogy and history in the Morgan and Rich counties of Utah. He also talks about the history of ranching in the area, as well as his own involvement in ranching throughout his lifetime. Interviewed by...
    • Francis, Blair--Interviews; Francis, Blair--Genealogy; Ranching.; Pasture, Right of; Ranching; Haying equipment;
    • Shane Haviland interview

    • Mr. Haviland talks about his profession as a horse trainer – how he began, how he’s changed his business over the years, and how he currently runs his business. He also talks about his philosophy on ranching, range management, horse management. He...
    • Haviland, Shane--Interviews; Range management.; Ranching.; Horses—Training.; Horse trainers.; Dairy cattle.; Milking.; Rodeos; Horses—Breeding.; Horses--Equipment and supplies.;
    • Bill Kimber interview

    • Mr. Bill Kimber talks about his ranch property in Grouse Creek, Utah. He talks about being the fifth generation to ranch the family property and the other jobs he has worked in order to continuing ranching his own property. Interviewed by Randy...
    • Kimber, Bill--Interviews; Pasture, Right of; Beef cattle--Cow-calf system; Dairy farming.; Ranching.; Ranch managers; Pastures—Irrigation; Utah. Department of Transportation; Roads—Equipment and supplies; Roads--Maintenance and repair.; Haying...
    • Kelly Kunzler interview

    • Mr. Kelly Kunzler is a fourth-generation rancher in Park Valley, Utah. He discusses his family sheep and cattle ranching operation, as well as his job as a Superior Auction representative. Interviewed by Brad Cole on January 26, 2011 in Park...
    • Kunzler, Kelly--Interviews; Ranching.; Sheepherding; Haying equipment; Migrant labor.; Peru; Sheep dogs;
    • Mike Meek interview

    • Mr. Mike Meek talks a little bit about growing up as one of eight kids on a small ranch. He discusses how he made a career as a rancher, ranching for a corporate ranch. He explains his various roles throughout his career in corporate ranching....
    • Meek, Mike; Ranching; Haying equipment; Pasture, Right of; Pasture animals; Feedlots; Beef cattle--Cow-calf system; Agricultural education.;
    • Lynn Palmer interview

    • Mr. Lynn Palmer discusses how his father and mother worked to be able to earn and maintain a ranch, and how in his adult life, he was able to work and also help his father maintain the family ranch. He talks about being able to take the family...
    • Palmer, Lynn--Interviews; Ranch managers; Ranchers; Ranching; Bus drivers; Haying equipment; Pasture, Right of; Pasture animals; Livestock brands; Animal marking; Beef cattle--Cow-calf system; Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.;
    • Lane Parker interview

    • Mr. Parker talks about his family history in the Cache Valley, as well as in the ranching and livestock business. He discusses his careers and businesses of beef cattle ranching for Country Natural Beef, running an auction house, and horse selling;...
    • Parker, Lane--Interviews; Ranching.; Ranch managers; Range management.; Horses--Breeding.; Cattle--Breeding; Arabian horse.; Auctions.; Auctioneers; Beef cattle--Cow-calf system; Livestock brands; Animal marking; Haying equipment; Pasture, Right...
    • George and Ruth Parman

    • Cliff Gardner speaks to George and Ruth Parman (via telephone) about their lives ranching in northeastern Nevada. They talk a little about how their families came to be in the area, experiences raising their own family on a ranch, and different...
    • Parman, George--Interviews; Parman, Ruth--Interviews; Horse farms.; Horse trainers; Horses--Training.; Pasture, Right of; Pastures—Irrigation; Ranch Managers; Ranching.; Sheepherding; Predatory animals--Control; Trapping.;
    • Boyd Udy interview

    • Mr. Boyd Udy is the cow boss and ranch manager at the ATK ranch in northern Utah. He talks about his current duties, his past occupations over the years, and ranching in general. Interviewed by Randy Williams on May 12, 2011 at the ATK Ranch in...
    • Udy, Boyd--Interviews; Ranching.; Ranch managers; Ranchers; Horseshoers; Blacksmiths; Horse farms; Pasture, Right of; Pastures—Irrigation; Swine; Rodeo; Leatherwork; Saddlery; Haying equipment; Beef cattle--Cow-calf system; Livestock brands; Animal...
    • Claudia Wines interview

    • Claudia Wines talks about her life growing up on a ranch, on being a ranch wife, as well as being a teacher in rural Nevada. She also talks about the Northeastern Nevada Museum, of which she is currently Director. Interviewed by Randy Williams on...
    • Wines, Claudia--Interviews; Rancher's spouses; Education, Rural.; Northeastern Nevada Museum; Ranch life.; Rural schools.; 4-H Youth Development Program (U.S.); Future Farmers of America; Rodeos; Pasture, Right of; Environmentalists.;
    • Katherine Gilbert interviews, 8 April 2008 & 29 April 2008, and transcriptions;

    • In her first interview Katherine Gilbert briefly talks about her childhood in Canada and fond memories of outdoor experiences in her youth. She discusses her college education and subsequent jobs and training, and then speaks about influences as an...
    • Citizens for the Protection of Logan Canyon; Land use--Utah--Logan Canyon; Beaver Mountain (Utah); Canyons--Utah--Cache County--Recreational use; Queen's University (Kingston, Ont.)--Alumni and alumnae; Montreal (Quebec); Laurentian Mountains...
    • Thad Box interviews, 21 March 2008 and 1 April 2008, transcriptions, color photograph;

    • The first interview covers Thad Box’s early years in Texas and his education. The interview was a demonstration of interview techniques by Elaine Thatcher to members of the Land Use Management Oral History Project members, including Brad Cole,...
    • Box, Thadis W.--Interviews; Box, Thadis W.--Family; Utah State University--Faculty--Interviews; Agricultural education--Texas; Logan Canyon (Utah); Recreation--Utah--Logan Canyon; Mormons--Social conditions; Rob and Bessie Welder Wildlife...
    • William Daly Hurst interviews, 16 April 2008 & 11 February 2009, and transcriptions;

    • In Bill Hurst’s first interview he discusses his experiences with the Forest Service: (father and grandfather both worked for the U.S. Forest Service in Utah), including Hurst's service in the Logan Ranger District and the Cache National Forest in...
    • Hurst, William Daly, 1915---Interviews; Hurst, William Daly, 1915---Family; Hurst, William Daly, 1915---Career in Forestry; Logan Ranger District (Utah); United States. Forest Service--Officials and employees; United States. Forest Service; Hurst,...
    • About this collection;

    • One page essay discussing the importance of Logan Canyon to area residents through its many uses and the benefits of collecting oral histories, photographs, and other historic materials that document those interactions.;
    • Logan Canyon (Utah)--History; Land use--Utah--Logan Canyon; Land use--Law and legislation--Utah--Logan Canyon; Range Management--Utah--Logan Canyon--Research; Reclamation of land--Utah--Logan Canyon--Research; Utah Agricultural College--History;
    • Thomas and Rosita Marvel interview

    • Tom and Rosita Marvel discuss their lives as ranchers in northeastern Nevada, including information about their ancestry, W.T. Jenkins, sheepherding, Basque sheep men, the Martin Ranch, training horses and their children. Interviewed by Mary...
    • Ranching.; Sheepherding; Horse shows; Horses—Training.; Rodeos; Cattle herding; Migrant labor.; Horses--Breeding.; Sheep ranchers; Sheepherding;
    • Native Vegetation Working Paper

    • Native Vegetation Working Paper for the Bear River Basin Idaho, Utah, Wyoming Cooperative (Type IV) River Basin Study, January 1977. Describes the eight native vegetation types of the Bear River Basin: alpine, conifer, aspen, mountain brush,...
    • Endemic plants--Bear River Watershed (Utah-Idaho); Bear River (Utah-Idaho)
    • Summary Report Bear River Basin Cooperative Study

    • Summarizes about 22 reports prepared as the result of the cooperative study of the Bear River Basin in Utah, Idaho, and Wyoming in the mid-1970s. Describes the Bear River Basin and some of its problems in areas such as economics, recreation,...
    • Bear River Watershed (Utah-Idaho)--Statistics; Bear River Watershed (Utah-Idaho)--Maps; Land use--Bear River Watershed (Utah-Idaho); Water-supply--Bear River Watershed (Utah-Idaho); Bear River (Utah-Idaho)--Environmental conditions--Statistics;...
    • Working Paper on Water Quality

    • Water Quality Working Paper for the Bear River Basin Cooperative (Type IV) Study Idaho, Utah, Wyoming, December 1976. This report assembled and evaluated data pertaining to the water quality of the Bear River Basin. Specific objectives included 1)...
    • Bear River (Utah-Idaho); Water quality--Bear River Watershed (Utah-Idaho)
    • Land Resource Data Working Paper

    • Land Resource Data Working Paper Bear River Basin, Idaho, Utah, Wyoming for the Bear River Basin Cooperative Study, November 1976. Paper describes land use and ownership of the Bear River Basin's 4.8 million acres. Illustrated by black and white...
    • Bear River Watershed (Utah-Idaho); Land use -- Bear River Watershed (Utah-Idaho); Landowners -- Bear River Watershed (Utah-Idaho)
    • History of Helen Viola Jackson Kent

    • History of Helen Viola Jackson Kent - April 4, 1879 to February 10, 1971. Typed and edited transcription of Helen Viola Jackson Kent's diary/journals. Contains mention of early entertainment in Cache Valley (theatre, visits, family reunions,...
    • Kent, Helen Viola Jackson, 1879-1971; Kent family; Women--Cache Valley (Utah and Idaho)--Diaries; Mormon women--Cache Valley (Utah and Idaho)--Diaries; Mormon women--Cache Valley (Utah and Idaho)--Biography; Mormon Church--Cache Valley (Utah and...
    • Alex Pineda interview, November 14, 2012

    • Mr. Alex Pineda discusses his life in Cache Valley, as a high school student. He talks about his accomplishments of the past, and his goals and dreams for the future, as well as his views on politics and immigration.
    • Hispanic Americans; Minority high school students; Families; Education; Immigration & culture; Religion;
    • An analysis of the proposed re-alignment of U.S. 89 in Logan Canyon, Utah.

    • A Citizens for the Protection of Logan Canyon analysis of the proposed re-alignment of U.S. 89 in Logan Canyon. Critique of UDOT traffic forecasts by Dr. David Schmipf, Critique of UDOT safety statements by Dr. Jack T. Spence, and a commentary on...
    • Traffic engineering; Roadside improvement--Utah--Logan Canyon; Logan Canyon (Utah);
    • State of Idaho, Idaho Water Resource Board, Bear River Basin investigation

    • Preliminary report of Idaho's Bear River Basin Investigation, February 1970. Updates and continues the draft report issued Dec. 1968. The investigation of the Bear River Basin evaluated water and related land resources in the Basin to assist...
    • Water resources development--Bear River Watershed (Utah-Idaho); Water-supply--Bear River Watershed (Utah-Idaho); Water resources development--Idaho; Water-supply--Idaho
    • Ariel Rosario interview July 8, 2007

    • Mr. Ariel Rosario talks about his childhood in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic, including traditions. He talks about receiving a scholarship to study at Utah State University, and his move to Cache Valley; receiving a bachelor's degree in...
    • Hispanic Americans; Education; Religion;
    • 1966 Vol. 15, No. 1 issue of Smoke Signals

    • November 1966 - Vol. 15, No. 1 issue of Smoke Signals from Intermountain School, the Intermountain School newspaper publication.
    • Intermountain School--Periodicals; Intermountain School--Periodicals; Navajo Indians--Utah--Education--Periodicals; Indians of North America--Education--West (U.S.)--Periodicals; Brigham City (Utah)--History; School yearbooks--Utah; Intermountain...
    • Barre Toelken interview;

    • Professor Barre Toelken talks about his life, beginning with his earliest childhood memories in Quabbin Valley Massachusetts--before the dam--including his families’ folk song/ballad traditions, throughout his education and career in folklore.;
    • Toelken, Barre; Folklore--Utah; Folklorists--Utah; Toelken, Barre--Portraits;

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