Series 24130
Department of Public Safety Thistle landslide photographs

Dates: 1983.

1.20 cubic feet and 1 microfiche set Skip to Containers

These records are housed in the Utah State Archives' permanent storage room.

Scope and Content

This series documents the Thistle landslide, the effects of the landslide, and some of the repair and construction efforts following the slide. Most are aerial photographs. There are also a few aerial photographs of the Salt Lake valley area included.


Numerical by photograph number.

Research Note

Photographs are assigned three-part numbers indicating the year, the day, and the individual photograph number.

Related Records

Thistle flood photographs from the Lieutenant Governor, Series 20078, also contains photographs of this event.

Custody History

This series was transferred to the Archives from the State Crime Lab in March 2002 by the original photographer, David Farr. He was employed as a forensic photographer for the Dept. of Public Safety/Crime Lab at the time of the slide and took the photographs for that Dept.

Additional Forms

This series is available on microfilm.

This series is available online as part of the Utah State Archives Digital Archives.

Access Restrictions

Microfiche holdings require staff assistance due to fewer reference copies. Handle masters under supervision.

Preferred Citation

Cite the Utah State Archives and Records Service, the creating agency name, the series title, and the series number.

Processing Note

This series was processed by Arlene Schmuland in April 2002. Finding aid was revised by Jim Kichas in March 2023 to include newly acquired records.

Microfiche processed by Rebekkah Shaw under the National Historical Publications and Records Commission grant to the Utah State Archives and Records Services for the Utah Microfiche Backlog Project (Grant No.: NAR10-RB-50086-10). July 2010 - December 2011

Indexing Terms

  • Mudflows--Thistle (Utah)--Photographs
  • Floods--Thistle (Utah)--Photograph collections
  • Thistle (Utah)--Landslide, 1983--Photograph collections
  • Thistle (Utah)--Flood, 1983--Photograph collections
  • Environmental Conditions

Container List

1 1983-; Public Safety Records
2 1983-; Utah Highway Patrol Photographs
1 1983

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