Achievements and Contributions and Sverre Engen

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Title Utah Ski Archives Newsletter: 1992 (Autumn), no. 1
Creator Friends of the Ski Archives
Subject Skis and Skiing--Periodicals; Skiing--Utah--History
Description The Utah Ski and Snowboard Archives is one of the most comprehensive collections in the entire country for research into the history and development of Utah's prospering winter sports industry. The archives document the history of ski competition on local, national, and international levels; the founding of major resorts; snow safety and avalanche control; ski equipment; ski instruction; freestyle skiing; the 10th Mountain Division; back-country skiing; and virtually every facet of winter sports in Utah and the surrounding region. The archives are the repository for the Salt Lake Winter Olympics Games Bid Committee records and the records of the 2002 games themselves.
Table of Contents Archives to Honor Six 'Legends'; Archives Advisory Board--Our Mentors; Executive Committee Directs Ski Archives; Legends of Skiing Competition; Achievements and Contributions and Sverre Engen
Publisher University of Utah Marriott Library Ski Archives Program
Contributors Korologos, Mike; Thompson, Gregory C. (Gregory Coyne), 1943-
Date 1992-10
Type Image
Format application/pdf
Identifier fall_1992_no1.xml
Source Accn 1086
Language eng
Relation Is part of: Utah Ski Archives
Is Part of Ski Archive
Rights Management University of Utah, Copyright 2001
Source Physical Dimensions 22 cm x 28 cm
Coverage Temporal Fall, 1992
Newsletter Date Utah Ski Archives Newsletter, Fall 1992, No. 1
Scanning Technician Karen Edge
Metadata Cataloger Karen Edge; Clifton Brooks; Chris Anderson
ARK ark:/87278/s6qj7gkm
Setname uum_usan
Date Created 2002-01-08
Date Modified 2015-12-11
ID 190212
Reference URL https://collections.lib.utah.edu/ark:/87278/s6qj7gkm

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Title Achievements and Contributions and Sverre Engen
Creator Friends of the Ski Archives
Description Achievements and Contributions and Sverre Engen Some words just seem to go together. Like achievements and contri- butions and Sverre Engen. But Sverre Engen will be recorded in the annals of the American skiing scene more for his deeds than his words. And rightly so, for his deeds as they relate to the sport of skiing are not likely to be matched. That's because he not only helped shape the industry, he recorded it on movie film for generations yet to come to enjoy and appreciate. That's why the University of Utah Marriott Library's Ski Archives Pro- gram honors Sverre with a special award during its 1992 Ski Affair. The library's "Achievements and Contribution Award" is destined to be one of skiing's most prestigious and will be presented annually to an individual "whose involvement with skiing in Utah has had a major impact on the sport," says Dr. Gregory C. Thompson, director of the library's Special Collections section which encompasses the ski archives program. Sverre Engen's contributions to the sport are immeasurable and likely to be felt indefinitely because he was a ski instructor for thousands and his films of the sport touched millions. His competitive exploits won him addi- tional honors from the ski archives program (see related story). Sverre is an author, championship ski coach, ski area developer, world- class ski jumper, and one of the nation's first snow rangers. That latter activity earned him the Silver Merit Star award from the National Ski Patrol "for the high caliber of interest and actions in upholding the highest traditions of the N.S.P.S." As an all-around expert on the budding sport, he served on one of the first committees to certify ski instruc- tors in the late 1940s and, in 1947, helped certify the first ski instructors in the intermountain area. As an author, Sverre's "Skiing, A Way of Life" won this plaudit from a newspaper reviewer: "One can learn more about what it takes to be a skiing champion in two hours with this book than with years on the slopes. More, the reader will be heartened by a mag- nificent document on human courage." Sverre Engen, achievements, and contributions. The words are a perfect blend-especially when you add incredible foresight, unbending spirit of adventure, humble, unselfish, untir- ing, and a true friend of skiing. Sverre Engen at Alta in 19.56
Publisher University of Utah Marriott Library Ski Archives Program
Contributors Korologos, Mike; Thompson, Gregory C. (Gregory Coyne), 1943-
Format application/pdf
Identifier achievements_and.jpg
Source Accn 1086
Relation Is part of: Utah Ski Archives
Rights Management University of Utah, Copyright 2001
Source Physical Dimensions 22 cm x 28 cm
Coverage Temporal Fall, 1992
Newsletter Date Utah Ski Archives Newsletter, Fall 1992, No. 1; Page 6
Scanning Technician Karen Edge
Metadata Cataloger Karen Edge; Clifton Brooks
Setname uum_usan
Date Created 2005-03-16
Date Modified 2005-03-16
ID 190129
Reference URL https://collections.lib.utah.edu/ark:/87278/s6qj7gkm/190129