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Ogden Chamber of Commerce Photographs

 Collection
Identifier: P-55

Scope and Contents

Over 60 linear feet of photographs are contained in P 55. The photographs in this collection are taken of the Greater Ogden Area including past presidents and important people in the Ogden Chamber of Commerce, buildings and businesses within the city, city activities and events, area organizations, and land photos. This collection was processed in two groups, between 1992 and 1998, and has been grouped and organized in the following arrangement:

Dates

  • 1876 - 1990

Extent

8 Boxes

Language of Materials

English

Abstract

The Ogden Chamber of Commerce Photograph and Manuscript Collection was donated to Weber State College in 1987. The photograph collection, with over 1800 pictures, depicts buildings, people, nature, and other man made features from Weber, Morgan, Davis, and Cache Counties.

Photographs - The earliest photograph dates from 4 July 1876 and shows the intersection at 5th and Main. Today, that same intersection can be found at 25th and Washington. Two major photographic collections, shot over twenty years apart, make up the largest part of the collection. The first collection, photographed between 1920 and 1925, formed the basis for the Chamber's "Photo Logs." These photographs were loaned out all over the nation to businesses, people, and publications which wanted to write about or move to the Ogden area. At the time these pictures were taken, Northern Utah claimed the title as The Gateway to the West.

Accordingly, the Chamber divided this collection into sections that reflected Ogden's industrial, economic and educational base. The industrial photographs show the numerous canneries which were supported by Northern Utah's agricultural industry. Also included are many of the churches, businesses and government buildings along Washington Boulevard and surrounding streets. Ogden's early history would not be complete without photographs of the old Union Station with its rail yard and the Hermitage, both of which brought notoriety to Ogden in the early 20th century.

The second major photograph collection, photographed from 1946 to 1948, shows the changes that took place in Ogden during the past twenty years. By this time Ogden's place in railroading was declining, many of the canneries were closed, and the once powerful Amalgamated Sugar Company closed its local sugar beet plant. With all the changes the categories remained the same while a new one was created to reflect the new military industry that had entered Northern Utah.

One last photographic collection was taken between 1912 and 1987. This collection contains the portraits the presidents of the Ogden Chamber of Commerce. The rest of this collection contains numerous photographs taken from the late 1800s through the mid 1980s.

The photograph collections have been integrated by the subjects that the Chamber of Commerce created. A brief description of each photograph is given in the inventory, along with the individual call numbers and the year it was taken. A selected name and subject index is also provided. To obtain a particular photograph, the patron with note the collection, box, folder, and photograph number.

This collection was processed in two main sections, first in 1992 and second in 1998, so you will notice that the last couple of boxes can be intermixed with the others. When looking up photographs, you should keep that in mind and use the listing in the Scope and Content section of this register to help you locate other related photographs.

There are no restrictions on the use of the Chamber's photograph collection. Many photographs taken from 1946 to 1948 include negatives from which duplicated can be made. Laser print photocopiers also make good reproductions.

Erinn Andrews, Processor

June, 1998

John D. Patterson, Processor

August, 1992

Arrangement

AGRICULTURE (BOXES 5, 6)

Agriculture (1920s) BX 6: FD 8

Cherries BX 5: FD 17

Farms BX 5: FD 23

Fruit and Fruit Trees BX 5: FD 13, FD 14, FD 18

Livestock BX 6: FD 2-7

Migrant Worker Housing BX 5: FD 13

Orchards BX 5: FD 15, FD 18

Peaches BX 5: FD 15, FD 16

Poultry BX 5: FD 23

Tomatoes BX 5: FD 21-22

Utah Sugar Beets BX 5: FD 20

Vegetables BX 5: FD 13, FD 19

ARMED SERVICES (BOXES 8, 10, 11)

Armistice Day (1920) BX 11: FD 13

Army Week (1946 and 1947) BX 8: FD 14

Boeing Company Minuteman BX 11: FD 9

Defense Depot of Ogden/Ogden Arsenal BX 8: FD 16-20, BX 10: FD 1-4, FD 6

Hill Air Force Base (also see Groundbreakings under Buildings and Businesses) BX 8: FD 21-25, BX 10: FD 5-6

Naval Supply Depot (Clearfield) BX 8: FD 15

Ogden Army Service Forces Depot BX 8: FD 16

Quarter Master Supply Depot BX 8: FD 27

United States Air Force BX 8: FD 26

BUILDINGS AND BUSINESSES (BOXES 2, 3, 4, 6, 7, 10, 11, 12)

Amalgamated Sugar Plants BX 3: FD 12

American Can Co. and Packing and Prov. Co. BX 3: FD 13

Apartments BX 4: FD 6

Browning Arms BX 6: FD 13

Businesses (other) BX 3: FD 14-24

Construction Sites/Buildings BX 11: FD 7

Elks Club BX 2: FD 14

Grain Elevators/Flour Mills BX 3: FD 2-8

Groundbreaking Ceremonies/Special Industrial Events BX 11: FD 8

Hinkley Airport BX 12: FD 1 (oversized)

Homes BX 4: FD 8-10

Hospitals BX 3: FD 9

Hotels BX 2: FD 13

Housing, Government BX 4: FD 7

Mall, Ogden City (buildings before mall) BX 3: FD 10-11

Ogden Airport BX 6: FD 12

Ogden Municipal Park BX 7: FD 10

Ogden Observer BX 10: FD 9

Public Buildings BX 4: FD 1

Religious Buildings/Churches BX 4: FD 2-5

Schools BX 2: FD 3-11

Theatres BX 2: FD 12

Utah Power and Light BX 6: FD 14

EVENTS AND ACTIVITIES (BOXES 5, 6, 7, 10, 11)

Bob Bauter “Big Hat” Convention BX 5: FD 25

Christmas Parade (1970) BX 5: FD 6

Christmas Village and Parade BX 6: FD 15-21

Early Bird Banquet BX 5: FD 27

Handicap Awareness BX 5: FD 25

Ogden Area Rodeo Queen Pageant BX 5: FD 24

Parades (other) BX 5: FD 5

Plain City Dairy Days BX 5: FD 8-12

Retail Merchants Promotion BX 11: FD 3

Santa Claus Parade BX 5: FD 4

Spiker’s Ribbon Cutting Ceremonies BX 5: FD 26

Spirit of the Pines BX 7: FD 15

Street Festival BX 5: FD 24

Weber County Centennial Exhibit BX 5: FD 7

Women in Management Luncheon (1986) BX 10: FD 8

OGDEN CHAMBER OF COMMERCE (BOXES 1, 9, 10, 11, 12)

Activities BX 11: FD 2

Annual Report (1968-1969) BX 10: FD 7

Executive Committee BX 9: FD 16

Inside the Ogden Chamber of Commerce BX 11: FD 1, 5

Luncheons BX 10: FD 10

Meetings BX 10: FD 11, BX 11: FD 4, FD 6

Orientation to the Ogden Area BX 1: FD 1

People BX 9: FD 1-15, FD 17-18, BX 10: FD 12, BX 11: FD 2

Presidential Portraits BX 1: FD1-14

Wall of Fame BX 12: FD 1 (oversized)

RAILROADS, ROADS, and TRANSPORTATION (BOXES 2, 3, 4, 6)

Early Roads BX 3: FD 1

Golden Spike BX 4: FD 12-13, FD 20, BX 5: FD 1-3

Lucin Cutoff BX 4: FD 17

Railroad Yards and Stations BX 4: FD 14-16

Steam Engines BX 4: FD 18-19

Utah Light and Railway Co. BX 6: FD 14

Washington Boulevard and 25th Street BX 2: FD 2

RECREATION (BOXES 7, 8, 11)

Bathing Resorts (Utah, Uinta, and Syracuse) BX 8: FD 8

Golf Courses (Ogden/El Monte) BX 7: FD 17

John Affleck Park BX 7: FD 16

Ogden Country Club BX 7: FD 18-19

Ogden Stadium BX 7: FD 16

Parks BX 7: FD 21

Pineview BX 7: FD 13

Recreation (other) BX 11: FD 10

Ski Scenes BX 8: FD 7

Snowbasin (Ski Races) BX 7: FD 12, 20, BX 8: FD 2-5

Soap Box Derby (1948) BX 7: FD 11

State Shoot and Riding Meet BX 7: FD 22

Wasatch Dog Derby BX 8: FD 6

SCENERY AND NATURE (BOXES 2, 6, 7, 8, 11)

Artesian Park (Huntsville) BX 2: FD 24-26

Cache National Forest BX 8: FD 11

Echo County BX 6: FD 11

Flood (1916) BX 6: FD 21, (1945) BX 6: FD 1

Great Salt Lake BX 7: FD 9

Morgan County BX 6: FD 9-10

National Forests BX 8: FD 12

Ogden BX 7: FD 1-8, BX 8: FD 10

Ogden Canyon BX 2: FD 15-23, BX 8: FD 1

Scenery and Nature (other) BX 11: FD 11

Scenic Utah BX 8: FD 9

Summit County BX 6: FD 11

Weber County BX 6: FD 10

Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin

Repository Details

Part of the WSU Stewart Library Special Collections Repository

Contact:
3921 Central Campus Drive Dept 2901
Ogden UT 84408