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Collection Details


Collection Name: Delmar D. Gott Oral History Collection
Repository Name: Dixie State College of Utah. Val A. Browning Library, Special Collections/Archives [Repository Details]
Repository Location: St. George, Utah, United States
Dates Spanned: 1965-1990
Description: (70 audiotapes) Delmar D. Gott, former Director of Library Services at the Browning Library, contacted local residents and community leaders and personally recorded 70 oral histories between the years 1965-1990. This collection contains interviews with a wide variety of people discussing their lifestyles (ranching, farming, government, business, etc.), and the lives of their pioneer ancestors in Southern Utah's Dixie, nearby Nevada, and the Arizona Strip. Maurine Whipple (writer, historian), Juanita Brooks (writer, historian), Ferron C. Losee (President of Dixie College), Ralph Huntsman (painter, Dixie College art professor), and Howard Foulger (collector of Native American art and artifacts) are only a few of the interviewees. This collection is in the transcription process with grant funding.
Estimated Total of Interviews: 70
Broad Subjects: Geography; Rural Life; History
ASP Subjects: Cities and towns--Utah; City and town life--Utah; Community; Local history; Oral history; Rural conditions; United States; Utah
Collection Code: OHC0002812