Alan Engen Pens Ski History Book; River Running Collections in the Quinney Archives

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Title Utah Ski Archives Newsletter: 1998 (Spring), no. 12
Creator Friends of the Ski Archives
Subject Skis and Skiing--Periodicals; Skiing--Utah--History
Description Generic 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 1997 Ski Affair: 'Biggest Yet'; Remembering James (Jay) Laughlin; Alan Engen Pens Ski History Book; River Running Collections in the Quinney Archives; Thanks to Nancy Young...and the Manuscripts Division; Marriott Library Special Collections to Move; David G. Weatherbee 1941-1998 Friend of the Utah Ski Archives; Ski Writers Honor Bounous; Jim Shane 1920-1998; Were You a Member of a Ski Club Back When...; Introducing the New Utah Ski Archives Membership Chair; Tales From the Archives
Publisher University of Utah Marriott Library Ski Archives Program
Contributors Korologos, Mike; Thompson, Gregory C. (Gregory Coyne), 1943-
Date 1998-04
Type Image
Format application/pdf
Identifier spring_1998_no12.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 Spring, 1998
Newsletter Date Utah Ski Archives Newsletter, Spring 1998, No. 12
Scanning Technician Karen Edge
Metadata Cataloger Karen Edge; Clifton Brooks; Chris Anderson
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Setname uum_usan
Date Created 2002-01-08
Date Modified 2015-12-11
ID 190225
Reference URL https://collections.lib.utah.edu/ark:/87278/s61v5d8w

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Title Alan Engen Pens Ski History Book; River Running Collections in the Quinney Archives
Creator Friends of the Ski Archives
Description ALAN ENGEN PENS SKI HISTORY BOOK "Everything You Ever Wondered About Skiing in Utah and the West and More . . . " That could be the sub-title to a comprehen- sive book on the history of skiing around here from Day One on through the 2002 Olympic Winter Games. It is scheduled to reach the shelves of a bookstore near you this fall. The author is someone well qualified to write on the topic: Alan Engen. After all, he grew up among the history-makers who shaped the high- ly successful fortunes of the sport in these parts. Now the director of the Alf Engen Ski School at Alta, Alan's book is tentatively entitled "Skiing Utah: From Rocks to Rings." The 3&l-page, hardbound, oversized publi- cation has 200 half tone and 16 color photos, many of them never before published. He deliv- ered the manuscript earlier this year to Gibbs Smith, Publisher, a national publisher located in the West, who plans to have the book available by October. Alan's personal narrative of skiing history features anecdotes from ski legends and other influential figures. It chronicles not only the accomplishments of Alf, but also the story of an entire generation of skiers, the pioneers who brought competitive and recreational skiing to America. Author Engen features chapters on the histo- ry of ski schools and snow safety patrols two ski developments that had their origins in Utah. The book also includes an appendix with many historical facts and statistics on competitive ski- ing and ski jumping. Engen, who has labored on the project for several years, is giving the proceeds from the book to the Alf Engen Ski Museum Foundation. It was established three years ago to spearhead fund raising for the establishment of a ski muse- um in Utah in honor of his late father, Alf, a ski legend and pioneer of the sport. Architectural plans for the privately funded museum are being drafted. Fund raising efforts continue and target date for completion is 2000. The building is scheduled to be erected near the Day Lodge at the Utah Winter Sports Park, four miles north of Park City and site of the bobsled/luge, ski jump- ing and Nordic combined competitions during the Olympic Winter Games of 2002. Ironically, the museum site is some two miles from the site of storied Ecker Hill in Parleys Canyon where Alf competed numerous times during the 1930s and 1940s and estab- lished the world ski jumping record twice in the same day in 1937. The museum and foundation are afl?liated with the University of Utah J. Willard Marriott Library's Ski Archives Program. For ordering information, call 800/748-5439. But you may want to wait - surely there'll be some book-signing events where you can get an autographed copy. RIVER RUNNING COLLECTIONS IN THE QUINNEY ARCHIVES by Roy Webb It's spring at last, the snow is starting to melt, and the thoughts of many skiers turn to... river running. That's right, many skiers have fol- lowed the melting snow to the logical next step. The rivers of the West. Historically there has always been a connection in Utah and the West between skiers and river runners. This is amply demonstrated in the S. J. Quinney Ski and Outdoor Recreation Archives, and by none other than S. J. Quinney himself. We all know him as the founder of Alta, but he was also an enthusi- astic river runner. In the 1950s and 1960s S. J. And his family took trips on western rivers including the Green, and Colorado through Cataract Canyon and the Grand Canyon, and the Yampa. The S. J. Quinney photograph collec- tion, P0618, contains almost a thousand color transparencies documenting these trips, most of which were with Harris-Brennan River Expeditions. Also found in the S. J. Quinney collections is a 16mm color film of a 1958 Grand Canyon river trip, also with Harris- Brennan, in which they ran the rapids of the Grand in boats powered with outboard motors. This film contains some scenes if running Lava Falls at full speed that will get anyone, skier or river runner, excited. Another passenger on many of these trips was Fred Speyer, lift man- ager at Alta for many years. Besides the Quinney photographs and films, the Recreation Archives contains many other river running collections. There are the photos and films of Norman Nevills, early commercial river runner; James C. Dean, film maker; Antoine DeSeynes, French kayaker of the of the 1930s; Phil Pennington and Bruce Berger, pho- tographers of Glen Canyon; Thorn Mayes, early photographer of the San Juan River, and a num- ber of others. A recent acquisition is an 8mm color film of the Wasatch Mountain Club's leg- endary 1956 Yampa River trip, the first-and almost the last!-river trip the Club organized. We are in the middle of converting many of these old films to video, so that patrons can have access to this slice of Utah outdoor recreation history. These are only a few of the river running col- lections found in the S. J. Quinney Ski and Outdoor and Recreation Archives. So next time you hear of someone with old river running films or photographs, think of the Ski Archives. MARK YOUR CALENDARS FOR THE la98 SKD AFFAIR THURSDAY OCTOBER, 22 MTTLE AMERICA HOTEL 3
Publisher University of Utah Marriott Library Ski Archives Program
Contributors Korologos, Mike; Thompson, Gregory C. (Gregory Coyne), 1943-
Format application/pdf
Identifier alan_engen.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 Spring, 1998
Newsletter Date Utah Ski Archives Newsletter, Spring 1998, No. 12; Page 3
Scanning Technician Karen Edge
Metadata Cataloger Karen Edge; Clifton Brooks
Setname uum_usan
Date Created 2005-03-16
Date Modified 2005-03-16
ID 190188
Reference URL https://collections.lib.utah.edu/ark:/87278/s61v5d8w/190188