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    • Nature's Second Course: Water Culture in the Mormon Communities of Cache Valley, Utah, 1860-1916

    • Nature's Second Course: Water Culture in the Mormon Communities of Cache Valley, Utah, 1860-1916 by Kathryn T. Morse. A thesis submitted in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the degree of Master of Arts in History, Utah State University,...
    • Canals--Cache Valley (Utah and Idaho)--History; Canals--Utah--History; Water rights--Utah--Cache County--History; Water resources development--Utah--History; Mormons--Utah--Social life and customs; Logan River (Utah)--Water rights;
    • Beulah Walther Dalley interview

    • Mrs. Dalley talks about her life growing up on a ranch in Nevada. She speaks about the different duties and chores they all had to contribute, life with 12 siblings, housing the teacher for the area and more details of ranch life in the early...
    • Dalley, Beulah Walther--Interviews; Dairy farming.; Sheepherding; Poultry farms.; Ranching.; Dairy farms; Livestock farms; 4-H clubs;
    • Norman F. Warren interview

    • Norman Warren gives his family history, including his family ties and working experience on the Ogilvie Ranches in Lee and Lamoille, Nevada. He talks about his career working around the world in the mining industry. Interviewed by Cliff Gardner on...
    • Gardner, Cliff--Interviews; Ranching, Ranchers; World War, 1939-1945--Veterans; Genealogy; Hunting.; Ranching.; Miners.; Kennecott Corporation; Mineral industries.; Mine management; Mines and mineral resources.;
    • Albert F. Potter diary

    • Transcription of the diary of Albert F. Potter, former associate chief of the U.S. Forest Service, describing his activities to survey possible forest reserves in Utah, (beginning with the Cache County area), and noting the conditions of Utah...
    • Potter, Albert F. (Albert Franklin), 1859-1944; Cache National Forest (Utah and Idaho)--History; Forest reserves--Utah--History; Grazing--Utah--History; Forests and forestry--Utah--History;
    • Kent and Jenece Howard interview

    • Mr. and Mrs. Howard share their experience over the last several decades ranching in north eastern Nevada. They discuss pioneering new ranching land, Mr. Howard’s innovative allotment rotation for range health, raising a family and other life...
    • Howard, Samuel Kent--Interviews; Howard, Jennie Jeneca McElprang--Interviews; Range management.; Ranching.; Range management.; Airplanes—Equipment and supplies; Horses—Breeding; Cattle stealing; Cattle herding; Cattle—Feeding and feeds—Climatic...
    • Jim Kennedy interview, 4-5 May 2009, and transcription;

    • Kennedy discusses his childhood experiences in nature and feelings toward nature. He talks about his professional career and relationships (with the Forest Service and as a professor at Utah State University), and how those have helped him form his...
    • Kennedy, James Joseph, 1940---Interviews; Kennedy, James Joseph, 1940---Childhood and youth; Kennedy, James Joseph, 1940---Family; Kennedy, James Joseph, 1940---Career in Forestry Education; Trapping--Pennsylvania--Montgomery--Anecdotes; Farm...
    • Cliff and Bertha Gardner interview

    • Cliff and Bertha Gardner each discuss their experiences in growing up ranching in Nevada. The Gardners also talk about raising a family on a ranch, the different skills and roles of family members. Cliff Gardner discusses his political involvement...
    • Gardner, Cliff--Interviews; Gardner,Bertha--Interviews; Ranching; Haying equipment; Pasture, Right of; Beef cattle--Cow-calf system; Ranch managers; Livestock—Water requirements; Water in agriculture; Irrigation.;
    • 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;
    • Various papers commenting on the Logan Canyon construction project, 1994

    • Various papers commenting on the Logan Canyon construction project, 1994. Included: Citizens for a Safe and Scenic Logan Canyon summary of UDOT plan of action and Conservationist plan of action, time filing lawsuit under NEPA, and comments on Logan...
    • Traffic engineering; Roadside improvement--Utah--Logan Canyon; Logan Canyon (Utah);
    • John Neuhold and Ron Goede interview, 22 February 2009, and transcript;

    • John Neuhold and Ron Goede discuss their experiences at the Utah State University Summer Camp (and the skills and camaraderie they gained there) and other experiences in their education, including those with the GI Bill.
    • Goede, Ronald W., 1934---Interviews; Neuhold, John M.--Interviews; Utah State University--Faculty--Interviews; Utah State University. Forestry Field Station Camp; United States. Montgomery G.I. Bill; Veterans--Education--Utah--Logan; Forestry...
    • Berwyn Andrus Interview

    • Interview with Berwyn Andrus at the Utah State University, Merrill-Cazier Library, Special Collections and Archives, Fife Room (Logan, Utah) on January 24, 2014. He discusses his memories and knowledge of his father's (Dolph Andrus) life adventures...
    • National parks and reserves--Utah; National parks and reserves--Arizona; Natural monuments; Photography; Tourism; Scenic landscapes; Automobiles;
    • Interview with Snay Tun on May 19, 2016

    • The interview took place in Snay Tun's family home in Logan. Snay Tun is a young Karen man in his early twenties. The interview occurred on the floor of his living room where we spoke for about an hour regarding his life as a refugee, moving to the...
    • Karen; Refugees; Karen Refugees; Religion; Sports; Takraw; Cache Valley; Cache Valley Refugees; College; School; Utah State; Utah State University; Burma; Thailand; Refugee Camps
    • Newspaper clippings and articles about Old Ephraim, 1953

    • Contains Around Flickering Campfires: A Story; [Old] Ephraim was [a] charater and a gentleman: the last of the Wasatch grizzlies was the most legendary of all; Here's the story of Old Ephraim by the man who bagged him; The passing of Old Ephraim by...
    • Old Ephraim (Bear); Old Ephraim (Bear) -- Legends; Grizzly bear -- Cache National Forest (Utah and Idaho) -- History -- 20th century;
    • John Hernandez interview June 18, 2007

    • John Hernandez talks about his childhood in Wendover, Utah, his childhood family life, his struggles with education and his love and dedication to teaching. He also talks about his active sports life and his “miracle baby” son.
    • Family; 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;
    • 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;
    • Interview with Afeworki Woldemichael in Logan, Utah, 2015 May 17

    • Afeworki Woldemichael talks about his family and home in Eritrea. He discusses his time in a refugee camp in Ethiopia, where he met his wife and had two children, his journey to the United States, living in Connecticut, Idaho, and Utah. He...
    • Eritrea; Eritreans; Families; Refugees; Ethiopia; Logan, UT; Culture; Tigrinya; English; Education; International Refugee Commission; Refugee Camps; Work; Eritrea-- Food; Afeworki Woldemichael-- Interviews
    • Arian F. Baquero interview June 25, 2007

    • Mr. Arián Baquero talks about the hard experiences he had to undergo in his native Colombia because of the Colombian guerrilla, his move to the United States, the serious accident he had as a child, and how he surmounted all these difficulties and...
    • Hispanic Americans; Education; Political refugees;
    • John K. Hansen interview, 12 March 2009, and transcription;

    • Mr. Hansen talks about growing up in Garden City, Utah, and his earliest memories of Logan Canyon; three years in the South Pacific during World War II; 18 years in highway construction with W.W. Clyde and Company over in Springville, Utah;...
    • Hansen, John K., 1924---Interviews; Hansen, John K., 1924---Family; Garden City (Utah)--History; Sheep ranchers--Utah--Garden City; Sheep--Utah--History; Sheepherding--Utah--Rich County; Sheepherding--Utah--Logan Canyon; Ranching--Utah--Garden...
    • Brent Rose interview

    • Mr. Brent Rose talks about his history and ancestry in ranching and his family ranch. He talks about growing up in Park Valley, community events in Park Valley, his various leadership roles and positions within his local community, as well as the...
    • Rose, Brent--Interviews; Ranchers; Ranching; Ranch Managers; Range management.; Pasture, Right of; Pasture animals; Haying equipment; Beef cattle--Cow-calf system; Horses--Breeding; Leatherwork.; Saddlery.; Migrant labor.; Peru; Livestock brands;
    • 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,...
    • Pete and Linda Holmgren interview

    • Mr. Pete Holmgren speaks about being a rancher, growing up on a ranch, and raising his own family on his ranch. He touches on how ranching has changed from his boyhood, and now watching his grandchildren grow-up on the ranch. He talks a little...
    • Holmgren, Pete--Interviews; Holmgren, Linda--Interviews; Ranching.; Pasture, Right of; Ranch managers; Beef cattle--Cow-calf system; Haying equipment; Range management.;
    • Billy Maupin interview

    • Mr. Maupin talks about his background working on ranches, including a career of being a ranch manager and a cow boss. He also talks about his post-ranching occupations of bronc saddle building and being a brand inspector. [Mr. Maupin received the...
    • Billy, Maupin--Interviews; Ranch managers; Ranching.; Saddlery; Rodeos; Pasture, Right of; Sheepherding; Migrant labor.; Peru.; Cattle—Breeding; Beef cattle--Cow-calf system; Cattle—Marking;
    • 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;
    • Zuri Garcia interview June 20, 2007

    • Mrs. Zuri García talks about being born in Puerto Rico, but moving when she was very young to first New York and then Salt Lake City when her parents separated. She talks about her mother becoming ill and living with their grandmother in Salt Lake...
    • Families; Foster home care; Education; Religion;
    • 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...
    • Ana Trujillo interview August 23, 2007

    • Mrs. Ana Trujillo talks about her childhood in a poor neighborhood in Venezuela, working from an early age because her father was elderly. She talks about her family and country traditions, her education as an accountant, and her desire to study...
    • Hispanic Americans; Immigration & society; Education; Mormons;
    • Jay Wilde interview

    • Mr. Jay Wilde talks about his life living and working on and with the land, and with cattle. He discusses his views on land management, including afforestation, intensive grazing (Allan Savory method). He talks about his cooperation with the Forest...
    • Wilde, Jay--Interviews; Ranching.; Pasture, Right of; Pasture animals; Range management.; Grazing.; Rangelands.; Riparian areas--Management.; Ecosystem management; Riparian ecology; United States. Forest Service; Automobile mechanics; Haying...
    • Public scoping meeting for the Logan Canyon environmental study

    • Transcript from the public scoping meeting for the Logan Canyon environmental study held at City Hall in Garden City, Utah on March 10, 1986 where several spoke and answered questions.
    • United States Highway 89; Logan Canyon (Utah)--History; Roadside improvement--Utah--Logan Canyon;
    • Ronald William Goede interviews, 16 & 28 October 2008, and transcriptions;

    • In Ron Goede's first interview he talks about growing up in Nebraska, earning a bachelor's degree from the University of Nebraska, Lincoln, joining the Air National Guard in Nebraska, attending Utah State University to earn a Master's Degree in...
    • Goede, Ronald William, 1934---Interviews; Goede, Ronald William, 1934---Family; Goede, Ronald William, 1934---Career in Fisheries; Goede, Ronald William, 1934---Childhood and youth; Fisheries sciences--Research--Utah--Logan River; Fisheries...
    • Yolanda Bates interview 2, October 24, 2007

    • Yolanda Mendiola Bates talks about her childhood in Mexico, her parent’s divorce and her father’s remarriage. She talks about competitive swimming, about receiving a full-ride scholarship to swim at Brigham Young University, converting to the...
    • Hispanic Americans; Swimming; Immigration & culture;
    • Berhane Debesai Abraha audio interview transcription, May 17, 2015

    • Interview with Berhane Debesai Abraha on the third floor of the Ray B. West building on the campus of Utah State University, May 17, 2015. He talks about his home country of Eritrea, his transition to life in the US, his plans, and the hardships...
    • Eritrea; Ethiopia; Refugees; Eritrean cuisine; Eritrean education; Eritrean government; Language barriers; Family; Eritrean holidays; Eritrean coffee ceremony; Eritrean homes
    • Gordon Tanner interview

    • Mr. Tanner talks about growing up on a ranch in Grouse Creek, his different occupations throughout adulthood (including cowboying at the Gamble Ranch—a Utah Construction ranch—and driving truck), and finally moving back to his wife’s family...
    • Tanner, Gordon Kay--Interviews; Cowboys.; Ranching.; Truck driving.; Beef cattle--Cow-calf system; Haying equipment; Livestock brands; Animal marking; Ranch managers; Ranchers; Leatherwork.;
    • Mearl and Emma Row interview

    • Mr. Row talks about growing up in Idaho and Wyoming; his work from seven years old, including herding cows, haying, road building, construction, cowboying and ranching. Mr. Row talks about his desire to learn, to work hard and to respect others. He...
    • Row, Mearl--Interviews; Row, Emma--Interviews; Ranching.; Ranchers; Ranch managers; Range management.; Haying equipment; Roads—Design and construction.; Cowboys.; Cattle herding; Pasture, Right of;
    • 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;
    • Ira T. Wines interview

    • Ira T. Wines talks about growing up in a ranching family, in Elko County Nevada, learning by watching his father (and other cowboys) and by doing. He talks about managing the Ellison’s Spanish Ranch and the yearly work cycle. Ira talks about his...
    • Wines, Ira T.--Interviews; Ranching.; Ranchers; Ranch managers; Education, Rural.; Rural schools.; Livestock brands; Animal marking; Pasture animals; Pasture, Right of; Cowboys.; Predatory animals--Control; Beef cattle--Cow-calf system; Saddlery.;...
    • Interview transcript with Seltene Gebretinsa in Logan, Utah, 2015 May 16

    • Seltene Gebreselasie Gebretinsa tells about his birthplace in Eritrea, a little bit about his family and his religion. He talks about his 11 year service in the army as an impetus to flee his country and become a refugee. He discusses his journey...
    • Eritrea; Eritreans; Families; Refugees; Immigration; Immigrants; Malta; Logan, UT; Culture; Tigrinya; English; Education; International Refugee Commission; Refugee Camps; Work; Holidays; Eritrea-- Food; Seltene Gebrelasie Gebretinsa-- Interviews
    • Luis Espinoza interview August 9, 2007

    • Luis Espinoza talks about the political situation in Chile when his grandparents lived there, and the effect on his (politically involved) family, and their subsequent flight to the US. He also discusses his fat her’s arrest in Chile. He then talks...
    • Politics; Immigration & culture; Families;
    • John Neuhold interview, 11 April 2008, and transcription;

    • The interview includes some personal background information, but mostly discusses John Neuhold's professional life and education. He also talks about his mentors and work in Wisconsin, but mostly his work in Utah, including a project with the...
    • Bear River (Utah-Idaho); Neuhold, John M.--Interviews; Neuhold, John M.--Family; Neuhold, John M.--Career in Ecology; Logan Canyon (Utah); Plant ecology--Research; Fishery management--Research--Utah; Lake ecology--Research--Utah; Stream...
    • Dave Baumgartner interview, 5 May 2008, and transcription;

    • The interview contains information on the childhood, education and the career of Dave Baumgartner as a forester, the various positions held within the Forest Service and his views on management. There are many anecdotes from his personal...
    • United States. Forest Service; United States. Forest Service--Officials and employees; Foresters--Interviews; Baumgartner, Dave, 1942---Interviews; Baumgartner, Dave, 1942---Family; Baumgartner, Dave, 1942---Career in Forestry; Logan Canyon (Utah);...
    • Charles Ramsden Bailey Mission Diary

    • Missionary diary and sermons of Charles Ramsden Bailey, 1898. The sermons were used by Bailey as a missionary to England. Titles include: "Subjective of Faith," "Repentence," "Baptism," "Apostacy." In the middle of the diary is the "Missionare...
    • Bailey, Charles Ramsden, 1839-1910; Diaries; Bailey family; Mormon Church--Sermons; Mormon missionaries--England--Diaries; Wellsville (Utah)--History;
    • 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;
    • Enriqueta Arce Cuevas Carmona interview July 24, 2007

    • Mrs. Cuevas talks about her childhood in California, her family history from Mexico, her pride for Mexican history and culture. She expresses gratitude towards black people for their efforts to gain equality of opportunities for everybody...
    • Families; Religion; 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;
    • Pete Cornia interview

    • Mr. Pete Cornia talks about his family history, and his experience growing up on a ranch, and then operating a ranch as an adult. He discusses his views on ranching, education, farming, as well as various other topics. Interviewed by Bob Parson on...
    • Cornia, Pete--Interviews; Ranching.; Haying equipment; Farm equipment.; Pasture, Right of; Beef cattle—Cow-calf system;
    • The story of Old Ephraim

    • Story of the death of Old Ephraim, a famous grizzly bear in Logan Canyon, and Frank Clark, the man who killed him, as told by Newell Crookston to a group of Boy Scouts in 1966.
    • Old Ephraim (Bear) -- Legends; Clark, Frank, 1879-1960; Grizzly bear hunting -- Utah -- Logan Canyon -- Folklore; Grizzly bear -- Cache National Forest (Utah and Idaho) -- History -- 20th century; Grizzly bear -- Utah -- Logan Canyon -- History --...
    • Maureen Patricia Winn interview August 23, 2007

    • Maureen Patricia Winn talks about her childhood and family life in Bolivia with her parents. She talks about her early years at different schools and cities in Bolivia; her move to the U.S. to study and Ricks College (now Brigham Young University...
    • Families; Education; Hispanic Americans;
    • Barrie Gilbert interview, 21 May 2008, and transcription;

    • The interview contains a brief description of Barrie Gilbert's childhood and details of his schooling and subsequent career in wildlife management. It includes his story of being attacked by a grizzly bear, his attitudes on wildlife management in...
    • Gilbert, Barrie K., 1937---Interviews; Gilbert, Barrie K., 1937---Childhood and youth; Utah State University. Dept. of Natural Resources--Faculty--Interviews; Kingston (Ont. : Township); Professional education--Ontario--Kingston (Township); Animal...
    • Julio Vergara interview June 21, 2007

    • Mr. Julio Vergara talks about his life in Chile: his work and education and family celebrations, his move to the United States in 1994 for schooling, his marriage and four daughters, family celebrations in the U.S., his jobs in financial...
    • Families; Education; Hispanic Americans;
    • Eduardo Ortiz interview June 29, 2007

    • Mr. Eduardo Ortiz talks about his childhood in a little village in Los Andes called Alausí in Ecuador, his law studies in Quito, his job as a lawyer, his move to the United States to study business (in which he earned a master’s degree) and now...
    • Hispanic Americans; Families; Education; Immigration & culture; Social justice;
    • Ted Kindred interview, 13 August 2008, and transcription;

    • Mr. Kindred talks living in Logan Canyon at Beirdneau, his work with Thiokol as an engineer, his family activities up Logan Canyon, and his local history efforts.;
    • Kindred, Theodore J., 1918---Interviews; Kindred, Theodore J., 1918---Family; Kindred, Theodore J., 1918---Career in Consulting; Logan Canyon (Utah); Saint Anne's Retreat (Logan Canyon, Utah); Beirdneau (Logan Canyon, Utah); Vacation...
    • Julie and Diane Tanner interview

    • Diane Tanner and Julie Tanner (married to brothers) talk about what it’s like being a ranch wife in Grouse Creek, Utah. They speak about their different roles in ranching and raising a family in rural Utah, including what it’s like being so far way...
    • Tanner, Julie--Interviews; Tanner, Diane--Interviews; Country life.; Education, Rural.; Rural families; Ranch life.; Farm life.; Chores.; Ranching.; Folk art.; Rancher's spouses;
    • Jorge Rodas interview July 13, 2007

    • Mr. Jorge Rodas talks about his childhood and traditions in his native Guatemala, his move to California in 1984 with his parents because of unrest in Guatemala; applying for and receiving political asylum in the US; his jobs, his experiences; his...
    • Families; Religion; Immigration & culture; Hispanic Americans;
    • Frederick Frank Knowlton interview, 28 April 2008, and transcription;

    • Fred Knowlton talks about his experiences growing up on the family farm in Springville, New York, his family's educational pursuits, and his experiences with coyotes and the environment.;
    • Knowlton, Frederick Frank, 1934---Interviews; Knowlton, Frederick Frank, 1934---Childhood and youth; Knowlton, Frederick Frank, 1934---Family; Family farms--New York; Knowlton, Frederick Frank, 1934---Career in Wildlife Management; United States....
    • Fred Wagner interview, 15 April 2008, and transcription;

    • The interview contains information on Fred Wagner's childhood, moving around the nation, and interest in the outdoors. He discusses his goal to be a rancher and his experience working as a cowboy where he realized his interest in plants and...
    • Wagner, Frederic H.--Interviews; Wagner, Frederic H.--Career in Wildlife Research; Utah State University. Dept. of Fisheries and Wildlife--Faculty--Interviews; Animal populations--Research--Utah; Population biology--Research--Utah; Population...
    • Yolanda Bates interview 1, July 6, 2007

    • Yolanda Mendiola Bates talks about her childhood in Mexico, her parent’s divorce and her father’s remarriage, being raised by her grandmother and aunts and her relationship with her brothers. She talks about competitive swimming, including...
    • Hispanic Americans; Swimming; Immigration & culture;


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