Series 30183
Centennial Commission (1947) Arts Division This is the Place slide show

Dates: 1947.

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

Historical Note

An agency history is available.

Scope and Content

This series contains a slide show presentation created by the Centennial Commission Arts Division and titled "This is the Place". The slide show includes narration and was shown around the state as part of the 1947 Pioneer Centennial celebration. The production was compiled by Lorin F. Wheelwright and Willard R. Harwood. The script was written by Dr. Harold Folland and the narrator was Lynn McKinley. The color slides were taken by C. Elmer Barratt, Walter Cottam, Willard R. Harwood, Mabel Ross, Mattie S. Sanford, and Lorin F. Wheelwright.

The slide show is made up of six sections, entitled "Aeons in the Making", "Blossoming Desert", "The Bounteous Earth", "Cities Grow", "At School and at Play", and "Scenic Wonderlands". The accompanying script provides text to go along with each of the slides. In addition to the slides and written script is a reel to reel tape recording of the narration.

The presentation focuses heavily on nature, including the scenic wonders and landscapes of Utah and an entire section on native plants. It also includes references to cities and man-made monuments, Native Americans, Mormon settlers, agriculture, skiing, children, and education.

Arrangement

Numerical by slide number assigned in the presentation script.

Custody History

After the presentation in this series was used around the state, it ended up in the possession of Willard R. Harwood, who had helped in compiling it. In 1963 Harwood gave the materials to the Utah State Historical Society. After the State Archives became a separate entity from the Historical Society, these records remained in the Historical Society collection. The Historical Society designated the materials as photo collection MSS C 309 and that number appears on various items in the series. The Division of State History transferred the materials to the State Archives in October 2021.

Access Restrictions

This series is classified as Public: UCA 63G-2-301(2)(d) (2008).

Preferred Citation

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

Processing Note

The records in this series were initially processed by Susan Whetstone at the Utah State Historical Society. They were reprocessed by Alan B. Barnett when they were transferred to the State Archives in September 2021.

Container List

BOX SLIDE BOX SLIDE DESCRIPTION
1 1 Title Slide: Utah This is the Place
1 1 Title Slide: Part 1 Aeons in the Making
1 1 1 The Sagebrush Trail
1 1 2 The Sculptured Valley
1 1 3 A Masterpiece in the Making
1 1 4 Dead Horse Point
1 1 5 Dead Horse Country
1 1 6 Monument Valley
1 1 7 Cathedral in Stone
1 1 8 Cathedral in Stone
1 1 9 Parade of Elephants
1 1 10 Nature's Puppets
1 2 11 Window at Bryce
1 2 12 Nature's Chisel and Mallet
1 2 13 Frozen Power
1 2 14 Snow Basin
1 2 15 Lillies in the Springtime
1 2 16 Nature's Reservoir
1 2 17 Cascade
1 2 18 Great Salt Lake
1 2 19 Nature's Embroidery
1 2 20 [cactus - no title or narration]
1 2 21 [cactus - no title or narration]
1 3 22 [plant - no title or narration]
1 3 23 [plant - no title or narration]
1 3 24 [plant - no title or narration]
1 3 25 [mountain scene - no title or narration]
1 3 26 A Golden Carpet
1 3 27 [autumn forest scene - no title or narration]
1 3 28 [autumn mountain scene - no title or narration]
1 3 29 [autumn mountain scene - no title or narration]
1 3 30 [autumn forest scene - no title or narration]
1 3 31 Indian Paint Brush
1 3 32 Timpanogos
1 4 33 Hieroglyphics
1 4 34 [Native American people - no title]
1 4 35 [Native American people - no title]
1 4 36 [Native American people - no title]
1 4 37 [Native American people - no title]
1 4 38 A Native Princess
1 4 39 Survival of the Fittest
1 4 40 The Great Benefactor
1 4 41 Sego Lily
1 5 100 Title Slide: Part 2 Blossoming Deserts
1 5 101 Desert Mallow
1 5 102 California Poppy
1 5 103 Yellow Prickly Pear
1 5 104 Barrel Cactus
1 5 105 Desert Poppy
1 5 106 Joshua Tree
1 5 107 Mohave Yucca
1 5 108 Tall Evening Primrose
1 5 109 Palmer's Pentstemon
1 5 110 Mexican Locust Tree
1 5 111 Lemon Sego
1 5 112 Another Evening Primrose
1 6 113 Sand Lily
1 6 114 The Common Thistle
1 6 115 Mentzelia
1 6 116 Prickly Poppy
1 6 117 Pansy Violet
1 6 118 Dog Toothed Violet
1 6 119 Blue Pentstemon
1 6 120 Balsam Root
1 6 121 Leopard Lily
1 6 122 Utah Sweet Peas
1 6 123 Monkey Flower
1 6 124 Eatwood's Monkey Flower
1 6 125 Indian Paint Brush
1 7 126 Bluebell
1 7 127 Arnica
1 7 128 Geranium
1 7 129 Baneberry Fruit
1 7 130 Water Lily
1 7 131 Colorado Columbine
1 7 132 White Wintergreen
1 7 133 Bell Clematis
1 7 134 Trollius
1 7 135 Marsh Marigold
1 7 136 Lewis's Pink Monkey
1 7 137 Little Elephant Heads
1 7 138 Mountian Lupine
1 8 200 Title Slide: Part 3 Bounteous Earth
1 8 201 Timberland
1 8 202 Log Fence
1 8 203 Headwater
1 8 204 Mountain Lake
1 8 205 Harnessed River
1 8 206 Mechanical Farmhand
1 8 207 Hay Maker
1 8 208 Tame Oats
1 8 209 Corn
1 8 210 Pastureland
1 8 211 Hovering Gulls
1 8 212 Springtime in the Rockies
1 9 213 Valley Farm
1 9 214 Valley Farm
1 9 215 [harvest scene - no title]
1 9 216 [duckling - no title]
1 9 217 Rooster
1 9 218 Bovine Contentment
1 9 219 Broncos
1 9 220 Sheep
1 9 221 Turkeys
1 9 222 Peaches
1 9 223 Apples
1 9 224 Strawberries
1 10 300 Title Slide: Part 5 Cities Grow
1 10 301 Air View S. L. C.
1 10 302 Temple - Moroni
1 10 303 Plaque
1 10 304 Seagull Monument
1 10 305 Tabernacle
1 10 306 Three Men
1 10 307 Assembly Hall
1 10 308 Temple Manti [St. George]
1 10 309 Logan Temple
1 10 310 Temple, St. George
1 10 311 Tabernacle [St. George]
1 11 312 Pulpit of Chapel [St. George Tabernacle]
1 11 313 Spiral Staircase [St. George Tabernacle]
1 11 314 Eagle Gate
1 11 315 Garden, Capitol
1 11 316 Fruit Tree, Capitol
1 11 317 Child Posting Letter
1 11 318 Lake, Liberty Park
1 11 319 Park, Autumn
1 11 320 Children Sailing Boats
1 11 321 Child and Duckling [missing]
1 11 322 Children Playing in Gutter [missing]
1 11 323 Golf Course
1 11 324 Football Game
1 11 325 Park Building
1 12 326 Kingsbury Hall
1 12 327 Union Building
1 12 328 Cat
1 12 329 First Log Cabin
1 12 330 Adobe House
1 12 331 Flowering Plant
1 12 332 Lily
1 12 333 Stone House [Willard]
1 12 334 House, with Family
1 12 335 Calla Lillies
1 13 336 Rose
1 13 337 Red Rose
1 13 338 House with Fieldstone Chimney
1 13 339 Red Flower, by Stone
1 13 340 Iris
1 13 341 House with Terraced Rock Garden
1 13 342 Lion House
1 13 343 Petunia
1 13 344 Main Street at Night
1 13 345 [sunset over downtown Salt Lake City - no title
1 14 400 Title Slide: Part 4 At School and at Play
1 14 401 Children and Flag
1 14 402 Children Pledging Allegiance
1 14 403 Story Telling
1 14 404 Telling Stories
1 14 405 Drawing and Painting
1 14 406 Displaying Cutout Figures
1 14 407 Looking at Book
1 14 408 Picture-Word Equation
1 14 409 [children in a group - no title]
1 14 410 Leading Singing
1 14 411 Violins
1 15 412 Harp, Children, Flags
1 15 413 [children around piano - no title]
1 15 415 Repairing Bicycle
1 15 416 Automobile
1 15 417 Anatomy
1 15 418 Cafeteria
1 15 419 Decorations
1 15 420 Playing on Heap of Sand
1 15 421 [ski lodge - no title]
1 15 422 Skiers
1 15 423 [skiers - no title]
1 16 424 Ski Trails
1 16 425 Skiers Coming Down Slope
1 16 426 Jump - In Mid-Air
1 16 427 Ski Lift
1 16 428 Skier on Steep Slope
1 16 429 Jump - In Mid-Air - Alta
1 16 430 Skier Making Turn
1 16 431 Another, Cutting Up Clouds of Snow
1 16 432 Another Turn
1 16 433 Ecker Hill
1 16 434 Jump - Ecker Hill
1 16 435 Deer
1 17 436 Bear
1 17 437 Couple Walking on Spit of Sand
1 17 438 Yacht
1 17 439 Lying on Beach
1 17 440 Girl in Water
1 17 441 Eating Ice Cream on Beach
1 17 442 Movie Camera
1 17 443 Taking Picture of Sheep
1 17 444 Child by Pool
1 17 445 Indian Child, Crying
1 17 446 Camera, Sunset
1 18 500 Title Slide: Part 6 Scenic Wonderland
1 18 501 Relic of Cove's Fort
1 18 502 Lucin Cut-Off
1 18 503 [mountain road - no title]
1 18 504 Autumn Foothills
1 18 505 Golden Arbor
1 18 506 Mountain Chroma
1 18 507 Trail of Splendor
1 18 508 Crimson Pathway
1 18 509 Flaming Waters
1 18 510 Singing Waters
1 19 511 Winter Prelude
1 19 512 Mantle Mountain
1 19 513 Snowbound
1 19 514 Night Cap
1 19 515 May Day
1 19 516 Uintah Highlands
1 19 517 Grandaddy Lakes
1 19 518 Cedar Breaks
1 19 519 [unidentified scenery - no title]
1 19 520 The Palisades
1 19 521 Zion Canyon
1 20 522 Strength of the Hills
1 20 523 West Rim Trail
1 20 524 Angel's View
1 20 525 Great White Throne
1 20 526 Bryce Canyon
1 20 527 Memory in Oils
1 20 528 Comanche Trail
1 20 529 Watch Towers
1 20 530 Window Rock
1 20 531 Geyser
1 21 532 Bridging the Colorado
1 21 533 The Twins
1 21 534 Umbrella Rock
1 21 535 The Arches
1 21 536 The Majestic Span
1 21 537 The Long Day's Close
1 21 538 Purple Retreat
1 21 539 Great Salt Lake
BOX FOLDER DESCRIPTION
2 1 Tape recording of "This is the Place" slide show
2 2 Slide show narration script
2 3 Correspondence

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