Oral histories donated to Fife Folklore Archive by
patrons of the archive. Includes oral histories and may include release forms, letters,
thesis and sound recordings.
Utah State University. Merrill-Cazier Library.
Special Collections and Archives. Fife Folklore Archives
Merrill-Cazier Library Utah State University 3000 Old Main Hill Logan, UT 84322-3000 Phone: 435 797-2663 Fax: 435 797-2880 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Collection materials are in English.
Library Services and Technology Act (LSTA) grant,
The Fife Folklore Archives Oral History collection consists of oral histories donated to
the FFA by patrons. Each donation is named for the informant (if it consists of only
their interview) or the collector (if there is more than one informant or if the
collection is thematic). All discrete collections are housed in a separate archival box.
The collection is organized by date and continues to grow.
Use of the Collection
Restrictions on Access : Restrictions
Open to public research. To access the collection a patron must have the following
information: collection number, series number, sub-series number, if applicable, box
number and folder number (or image number).
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
Fife Folklore Archives Oral History
collection must be
obtained from the Curator of the Fife
Folklore Archives and/or the Special Collections Department Head.
Preferred Citation :
Fife Folklore Archives Oral History collection, 1975-2009. (FOLK COLL 37). Utah State University. Special Collections and Archives Department.
Collection organized by donor or collector and date.
Acquisition Information :
The materials in this collection are donated by various patrons to the Fife Folklore
Processing Note :
Collection processed by Randy Williams, 2005. Finding aid created by Randy Williams in 2005; updated by Randy Williams, March 2012.
Letter and envelope addressed to Mrs. Audrey M.
Godfrey from Mrs. Alva (Zella) Matheson, Cedar City, UT.
Regarding "round" Mrs. Godfrey was searching for from Iantha Harper. Included
poem "By-Gone Days," (see folder 2).
19 February 1975.
Copy of poem: By-Gone Days," by Violet L. Urie,
aunt of Mrs. Iantha Harper.
Letter and envelope from Iantha M. Harper to
Mrs. Audrey M. Godfrey.
Lunt family (Cedar City, Utah) history: (grandparents) Henry Lunt and Maryann
Wilson Lunt, who owned the first hotel in Cedar City and ran the telegraph;
(mother) Maude Lunt, who ran the telegram in Cedar City until the Western Union
took it over in about 1910; (aunt) Violet Lunt Urie (see folder 4).
1 March 1975.
Tape Recording by Mrs. Iantha Harper, singing
pioneer songs and reading life history of Mrs. Violet Lunt Urie (written by
Songs: (1) "Ring, Ring the Bell, Ring Ring the Bell,
Let's have Dinner . . ."; (2) "Since Fifty Years Ago," (Grandma Maryann Lunt
used to sing this song); (3) "Homemade Soap," written by a DUP member in St.
George, about 1938 for the celebration of Southern Utah DUP. Oral history of Violet Lunt Urie: written when she
was 89 years old and read by Mrs. Iantha Harper (niece). Mrs. Urie was the
daughter of Henry and MaryAnn Wilson Lunt, from Cedar City, UT. Mr. &
Mrs. Lunt operated the first hotel in Cedar City and that housed the Deseret
Telegraph, which they also ran. Also includes information on family history,
first Primary in Cedar City (which Violet Lunt attended),silk growing, weather,
cooking, mother teaching school for $3 a term, and married life to John Urie,
m. 14 June 1892.
Adam Luke Oral History Collection with Land Use
Collector & Informant Release forms
18 November 2005-29 July 2006.
Dick Carter oral history interview transcript,
Topics: Carter's thoughts on creation of the Utah
Wilderness Association; the events surrounding the creation of the Utah
Wilderness Act; the events surrounding conservation following the passage of
the Act. (Interview tapes included in Box 4
11 January 2006.
Dick Carter oral history interview transcript.
Topics: Wilderness and Utah, the Utah Wilderness
Association, etc. (Interview tapes included in Box 4)
11 January 2006.
Dick Carter oral history interview transcript.
Topics: Thoughts on Project 2000; the Coalition for
Utah's Wilderness; the Bureau of Land Management's wilderness process.
(Interview tapes included in Box 4)
14 March 2006
Wayne McCormack oral history interview
Topics: Includes involvement in the Utah Wilderness
Association, role in the litigation, etc. (Interview tape included in Box 4)
18 July 2006
Mark McKeough oral history interview transcript,
Salt Lake City, Utah
Topics: Background information; involvement in the
Utah Wilderness Association, thoughts on events during UWA. (Interview tape
included in Box 4)
Michele A. Welch Collection: "The Utah
Michele A. Welch Papers (4 items)
Item 1:Letter from Michele A. Welch to Randy Williams
concerning interview donation
Item 2:Letter from Randy Williams to Michele A. Welch
Item 3:Collector Release Form
Item 4:Michele A. Welch's Thesis: (a) transcript
& (b) CD
18 June 2008
Informant Release Forms
Interview with Ruby Chacon
Topics: Chacon's growing up years in Salt Lake City,
Utah; interest in art; Chicano culture (Includes 2 tapes)
21 March 2006
Interviews with Maxine Conder
Topics: Conder's growing up years in American Fork
and Tooele, Utah; service in United States Navy Nurse Corps. (Includes 2 tapes)
14 March 2006, August 6, 2007
Interview with Patricia "Trix" Cosgriff Dahl
Topics: Dahl gives a life sketch of her mother, Enid
Barr Cosgriff; work with the Junior League, Ballet West, Bees Baseball team and
the Catholic Church (Includes 1 tape)
11 July 2006
Interviews with Rose Ann Gunther
Topics: Gunther's growing up years with her blind
mother; humanitarian work as LDS Stake Young Women and Relief Society
President, involvement in humanitarian shipments to Chad, Africa; involvement
in the American Fork Literacy Center; experiences raising thirteen foster
9 & 30 November 2005
Interview with Ardeth G. Kapp
Topics: Kapp's life sketch, including growing up
years in Canada, marriage to Heber, her teaching career, and leadership roles
in the General Young Women Presidency of the Church of Jesus Christ of
Latter-day Saints (Includes 1 tape)
18 April 2006
Interview with Zeese Papanikolas
Topics:Papanikolas gives a life sketch of his
mother, ethnic historian Helen Zeese Papanikolas, including her writing career
as well as her role as a mentor to young historians (Includes 1 tape)
17 October 2006
Interview with Mae Timbimboo Parry
Topics:Parry's life sketch, including growing up
years in Washakie, Utah, and being first Indian to graduate from Bear River
High School. Parry relates memories of her grandfather, Yeager Timbimboo, and
her appointment as story keeper of the Shoshone massacre at Bear River. She
also talks about her husband, Grant, beadworking, and being named Utah's
Honorary Mother of the Year. (Includes 2 tapes)