Thirty-two photographic images, including portraits
of Hans Jacob Christiansen, Christian Marinus Peterson, and Christopher Haroldsen and
family; as well as photographs of family and friends of LaNorma J. King (Oliver A.
Jenson's daughter). There are also photographs of Oliver A. Jenson working with cement
mixing crews in and around Logan, Utah, some 1937 photographs of Dan Berg camping at
Round Mountain, Nevada, roping cattle, and a photograph of a fourth grade class at the
Webster School in 1926.
Utah State University. Special Collections and Archives Photograph Collection
Merrill-Cazier Library Utah State University 3000 Old Main Hill Logan, UT 84322-3000 Phone: 435 797-2663 Fax: 435 797-2880 Email: email@example.com
Collection materials are in English.
Library Services and Technology Act (LSTA) grant,
Oliver Adams Jenson was born December 8, 1890, in Logan Utah, to Joseph Christenson
Jenson and Elizabeth Ann Adams. Oliver was born with a twin sister, Hazel, who died a
year later due to whooping cough. In 1893, Elizabeth Adams and another set of twins died
during childbirth. Oliver's father, Joseph, then married Alice Girdlestone Smith in 1899
and moved to Arbon Valley Idaho in 1907. The Jensons went on to have a large family
while working the farm in Idaho. Oliver A. Jenson married Thelma Vivian Blanchard
January 11, 1916 in Ogden Utah. Thelma was the daughter of Elizabeth Dagmar Christiansen
and the granddaughter of Han Jacob Christiansen. The Haroldsen family comes from Elise
Anne Haroldsen, who was the wife of Hans Jacob Christiansen. Elise Haroldsen's father
was Christopher Haroldsen of Norway.
The Oliver A. Jenson Collection consists of 32 images, including portraits of Hans Jacob
Christiansen and his descendants, as well as photographs of family and friends of
LaNorma J. King, who was the daughter of Oliver A. Jenson, and great-granddaughter of
Hans Jacob (H.J.) Christiansen. There are also photographs of Oliver A. Jenson working
with cement mixing crews in and around Logan, Utah, as well as a photograph of a fourth
grade class at the Webster School in 1926.
Use of the Collection
Restrictions on Access : Restrictions
Open to public research.
Restrictions on Use : Copyright
It is the responsibility of the user to obtain permission to publish from the owner of
the copyright (the institution, the creator of the record, the author or his/her
transferees, heirs, legates, or literary executors). The user agrees to indemnify and
hold harmless the Utah State University Libraries, its officers, employees, and agents
from and against all claims made by any person asserting that he or she is an owner of
Permission to publish material from the Oliver A. Jenson photograph collection must
be obtained from the Special Collections Photograph Curator and/or the Special Collections
Preferred Citation :
Oliver A. Jenson photograph collection, 1848-1937. (P0357). Utah State University.
Special Collections & Archives Department.
Organized numerical by photo number.
Acquisition Information :
The photographs in this collection were donated to Special Collections and Archives in
2006 by Karen Andreasen, Oliver A. Jenson's granddaughter.
Processing Note :
Register completed by Jessica Alexander, January 2007.
01:01:06: Dan Berg roping a calf, caption: "My horse and me.
This was the day after a dame. Got home just in time to have breakfast. Don't know
how I ever roped that calf, I couldn't even see." Nevada, 1937