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A Register To The Claude H. Pratt Utah Territorial Reform School And Utah State Industrial School Photograph Collection

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A Register To The Claude H. Pratt Utah Territorial Reform School And Utah State Industrial School Photograph Collection

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Collection Overview

Collection Inventory+/-

Content Description

Collection Use

Administrative Information


Collection Overview +/-

Title: A Register To The Claude H. Pratt Utah Territorial Reform School And Utah State Industrial School Photograph Collection
Dates: 1896-1974 (inclusive)
Collection Number: P 34
Summary: This collection consists of photographs of the campus, staff, students and miscellaneous shots. The collection is housed in the Special Collections Department of the Stewart Library at Weber State College.
Repository: Stewart Library Special Collections
Weber State University
2901 University Circle
Ogden UT 84408

Collection Inventory +/-

Box 1: THE CAMPUS (1896-1974)
item 1: Administration Building, 1896. Exterior and grounds. (1896)
item 2: Administration Building, n.d. Exterior. (unknown)
item 3: Administration Building, n.d. Exterior. (uknown)
item 4: Abbott Cottage (boys dormitory), 1922. Exterior. (1922)
item 5: Gables Cottage (girls dormitory), n.d. Exterior and grounds. (unknown)
item 6: Gables Cottage (girls dormitory), n.d. Exterior and grounds. (unknown)
item 7: Nelson Hall after renovation in 1950. Exterior. (1950)
item 8: West Cottage (girls dormitory), n.d. Exterior. (unknown)
item 9: East Cottage (boys dormitory), n.d.Exterior. (unknown)
item 10a: Aerial view of State Industrial School grounds, n.d. (unknown)
item 10b: Dairy farm and pasture, n.d. (unknown)
item 11: Aerial view of State Industrial School, circa 1960. (1960)
item 12: Aerial view of State Industrial School, circa 1960. (1960)
item 13: Aerial view of State Industrial School, circa 1966. (1966)
item 14: Aerial view of State Industrial School, n.d. (unknown)
item 15: Ground in winter, n.d. (unknown)
item 16: Nelson Hall prior to demolition, 1968 or 1969. (1968-1969)
item 17: Nelson Hall during demolition, 1968 or 1969. (1968-1969)
item 18: Schoolroom (unidentified), n.d. Interior. (unknown)
item 19: Huggins Cottage (girls dormitory), Vocational Building, and unidentified Students, 1967. (1967)
item 20: Education Building, 1968. Exterior. (1968)
item 21: Community Services Building, n.d. Exterior and grounds. (unknown)
item 22: Child’s Hall (boys dormitory), 1960. Exterior and grounds. (1960)
item 23: Child’s Hall (boys dormitory), 1961. Exterior and grounds. (1961)
item 24: Unidentified building, n.d. Exterior. (unknown)
item 25: Unidentified building, n.d. Exterior. (unknown)
item 26: Gates Hall (girls dormitory), 1963. Exterior looking northeast. (1963)
item 27: Gates Hall (girls dormitory), 1963. Exterior looking north. (1963)
item 28: Unidentified building under construction in 1960’s. Exterior. (1960's)
item 29: Unidentified building under construction in 1960’s. Exterior. (1960's)
item 30: Unidentified building under construction in 1960’s. Exterior. (1960's)
item 31: Addition to vocational building, 1971. Exterior. (1971)
item 32: Students’ Cottage, 1964. Exterior looking east. (1964)
item 33: Students’ Cottage, 1964. Exterior looking north. (1964)
item 34: Gates Hall (girls dormitory), 1967; Beeley College for Students, 1967; Vocational Building, 1971. Exteriors. (1967-1971)
item 35: Community Services Building, 1961; Gymnasium, 1966; L.D.S. (Mormon) Seminary Building, 1971. Exteriors. (1961-1971)
item 36: Students’ Cottage, n.d. Exterior. (unknown)
item 37: Superintendent’s home, n.d.; Abbott Cottage (boys dormitory), n.d.; Dairy, n.d. Exteriors and grounds. (unknown)
item 38: Cafeteria dedication, 1968. Interiors. Aerial view of State Industrial School grounds, 1968. (1968)
item 39: Child’s Hall (boys dormitory), 1961. Interior. (1961)
item 40: Hinckley Hall (boys dormitory), 1960. Interior. (1960)
item 41: Nelson Hall (boys dormitory), 1954. Interior. (1954)
item 42: Decorated door of unidentified building. Probably room in girls dormitory, circa 1968. (1968)
item 43: (same as above) (1968)
item 44: Architect’s rendering of kitchen and dining facility, 1967. (1967)
item 45: Indian pottery display, n.d. (unknown)
item 46: Heating system and maintenance work, Mr. Maxfield, n.d. Interior. (unknown)
item 47-51: Kitchen work area, 1970. Interior. (1970)
item 52-54: Cafeteria dining area, 1970. Interior. (1970)
item 55-57: Automobile mechanics workshop, circa 1960. Interiors. (1960)
Box 2: THE STAFF (1900-1974)
item 58: Governor William, circa 1900. (1900)
item 59: Algie Ballif (Welfare Commissioner), LaMont Gunderson, (Welfare Commissioner), Glen Swenson (Utah State Building Board Member), and Frank Gates (Retiring employee at State Industrial School) at Utah State Industrial School building dedication, 1966. (1966)
item 60: Governor Calvin Rampton, Ward C. Holbrook (Welfare Commissioner), Dr. Arthur Beeley (Dean of School of Sociology, U of U), and Leona Huggins (Member of the Utah State Industrial School Citizens Advisory Board) at the Utah State Industrial School building ceremony., 1966. (1966)
item 61: Mr. and Mrs. (Dorothy) Claud Pratt, Superintendent of Utah State Industrial School (1951 – 1976), 1974. (1951-1976)
item 62-64: Superintendent Claud Pratt (1951 – 1976) n.d. (1951-1976)
item 65-66: Superintendent Claud Pratt and publishing company representative Admiring new set of encyclopedia, 1954. (1954)
item 67: Superintendent Claud Pratt, Utah State Welfare Commissioner Lamont Gunderson, and State Industrial School staff member DeLoy Blotter,1962. (1962)
item 68: Superintendent Claud Pratt and State Industrial School Clinical Psychologist Richard Sowles, 1967. State Industrial School home Economics class fashion show and cosmetology demonstration, n.d. (unknown)
item 69: State Industrial School staff meeting, circa 1970. (1970)
item 70: Superintendent Claud Pratt, n.d. (unknown)
item 71: Superintendent Claud Pratt, Assistant Superintendent Donald Talton, And State Industrial School Social Worker, Lee Richeson, Circa 1960. (1960)
item 72: Superintendent J. Parley Kilburn and two unidentified State Industrial School staff members, 1949. (1949)
item 73-74: State Industrial School Director of Security Horace Hood, n.d. (unknown)
item 75: Emma Johnson, Head Girls’ Supervisor, State Industrial School, Circa 1958. (1958)
item 76: First Chairman of the Citizens’ Advisory Board Dr. Helmut Hoffman And State Industrial School staff members Dr. Jay W. McEntire, Dee Glasgoe, Carol Hines, Paul Rose, Ann Kleeb, and Olivia Tilletsen, Circa 1972. (unknown)
item 77: (Head Girls’ Supervisor Emola Lowe 1962-1984), n.d. (unknown)
item 78-79: Clinical Psychologist Dr. Richard Sowles, n.d. (unknown)
item 80: Business Manager John Miller, circa 1965. (1965)
item 81-82: Math Instructor Mrs. Baldazo, circa 1974. (1974)
item 83-84: Director of Vocational Education Hans Rasmussen, circa 1972. (1972)
item 85: Emola Lowe, Lester Carlson (Director of Education Dept.), John Miller, Don Tatton, circa 1974. (1974)
item 86: Claud Pratt, Emola Lowe, and Ann Kleeb (student instructor), circa 1974. (1974)
item 87: Staff meeting of major personal, 1959: Lester Carlson, Dale Westwood, Lee Richeson, Hans Rasmussen, Don Tatton, and Emma Johnson. Also Warren Allred (vocational education instructor) and Wilhelmina Tomlinson (kitchen aide), 1970’s. (1970's)
item 88: Norman Lilly (social studies and political science instructor), Dr. Douglas Bates (school principle, 1971 – 1976), Fred Simonson (vocational Education instructor), and George Schupe (maintenance worker), 1970’s. (1970's)
item 89: Lindon Castle (science and math instructor), Linda Wolcott (elementary Teacher), and Al Conter (Ogden School District Representative), 1970’s. (2 copies) (1970's)
item 90: Mr. and Mrs. Baldazo (math instructor), 1970’s. (1970's)
item 91: Joseph Watkins (maintenance supervisor), Mr. Kline (boys supervisor), Cleo Swaner (director of volunteer services), and Rona Maxfield (girls Supervisor), 1960’s. (1960's)
item 92: Huck Adelt (director of vocational training) and two student trainees with the owner of Ogden’s Harmon’s Restaurant, 1950’s. (1950's)
item 93: State Industrial School staff meeting, and kitchen staff: Wilhelmina Tomlinson, Amy Richardson, and Howard Richardson, 1970’s. (1970's)
item 94: Unidentified. (unknown)
item 95: Vernal Holly (agriculture instructor), Sterling Brossard and Merrill Hermansen (Juvenile Court Justices), Dr. Bernie Garso (staff Psychologist), Ward Holdbrook (Commissioner) with Mabel Holdbrook And Edith Garner (Welfare Commissioner member), 1970’s. (1970's)
item 96: Wilford Clark (painter), Dr. Hugh Moyes (dentist), Dr. Jay W. McEntire (physician), Lee Richeson (social worker). (unknown)
item 97: Fred Hinckley (Member of Citizen’s Advisory Board), Rella Wallace (boys supervisor) and unidentified kitchen aides, 1970’s. (1970's)
item 98: Claud Pratt and Dorothy Pratt with Dr. Helmut Hoffman, Utah State Legislatures, John Miller, and unidentified students, 1970’s. (1970's)
item 99: George Chino (chef), Mr. and Mrs. Ward Holbrook, Tony Hassel (boys Supervisor), Mark Nielson (physical education instructor), Gene Fullmer (former world Heavyweight Boxing Champion), Jim Chadwick (Director Of Education), Sister Rosalie, and John R. Evans (Assistant Director of Education), 1970’s. (1970's)
item 100: Ed Hanson (landscape worker), Mr. Butterfield (Acting Director of Education), and Bruno Kleeb (maintenance worker), 1970’s. (1970's)
item 101: Dr. Douglas Bates (L.D.S. seminary director), and Claud Pratt with Jim Chadwick, 1970’s. (1970's)
item 102: State Industrial School staff in front of Utah Capitol Building, circa 1950’s. (1950's)
item 103: State Industrial School administrators and student caseworkers, circa 1960’s. (1960's)
item 104: State Industrial School casework and placement staff, 1970’s. (1970's)
item 105: Donald Tatton (third row, fourth from right) at Utah State Employee Institute, Snowbird, 1960’s. (1960's)
item 106: State Industrial School boy scout group in Escalante, Utah, 1970’s. (1970's)
item 107: Lee Richeson (social worker) hiking in Escalante, Utah, 1970’s. (1970's)
item 108: Dedication of the State Industrial School gymnasium, 1966. (1966)
item 109: Caseworker’s meeting, circa 1965. (1965)
item 110: Lee Richeson (social worker) with Dale Westwood (caseworker), Don Tatton (Assistant Superintendent), and Les Carlson, circa 1965. (1965)
item 111: Wilford Clark with unidentified staff members, circa 1965. (1965)
item 112: Staff case conference, circa 1965. (1965)
item 113: Earl Chapman, Lee Richeson and Joel Millard at staff case conference, Circa 1965. (1965)
item 114-115: Staff case conference, circa 1967. (1967)
item 116: Staff social workers meetings, 1960’s. (1960's)
item 117: Don Tatton, staff meeting, and laying new sidewalk, 1960’s. (1960's)
item 118: Claud Pratt with Dr. Arthur Beeley (Juvenile Court supervisor of parolees), Scott Matheson (auto mechanics instructor), 1960’s. (1960's)
item 119: Group portrait with Lee Richeson, Les Carlson, Dorothy Pratt, David Pratt, Claud Pratt, Frank Gates, Melba Gates, Don Tatton, Horace Hood, Elma Salmon and Sumner Salmon, 1970’s. (1970's)
item 120: Staff party, 1970’s; Horace Hood and Dave Jones (security supervisor). (1970's)
item 121: State Industrial School business dinner, circa 1968. (1968)
item 122: Algie Balif (State Welfare Commissioner), John Miller (State Industrial School Officer Manager), Don Tatton, Eland Kirkham (Assistant Director Of Social Services), 1960’s. (1960's)
item 123: Lyle Miller (maintenance shop supervisor), n.d. (unknown)
item 124-129: Legislation dinner at State Industrial School, 1970’s. (1970's)
item 130-132: Staff Christmas dinner, circa 1965. (1965)
Box 3: STUDENTS (1958)
item 133: Boys group in front of West Cottage, 1919. (1919)
item 134: J. Parley Kilburn (Superintendent) with students and staff members, circa 1953. (1953)
item 135: Boys group in recreation room, circa 1953. (1953)
item 136-137: Boy Scout group in outing in Southern Utah, 1968. (1968)
item 138: Boys group with unidentified instructors, n.d.; girls group with Don Brimhall (vocational education instructor), 1960’s. (1960's)
item 139: Claud Pratt with group of boys at Christmas party, n.d.; Boy Scouts’ Award presentation, n.d.; student group meeting, n.d. (unknown)
item 140-143: Undisclosed. (unknown)
item 144-145: Participants in girls fashion show, n.d. (unknown)
item 146-147: Weldon Morgan (Assistant Boys’ Supervisor) and Rella Wallace Admitting new students. (unknown)
item 148: Dr. Lester Carlsen (Director of Education) greeting new students; Howard Richardson (chef) preparing meal; unidentified students, circa 1970. (1970)
item 149-151: Unidentified students. (unknown)
item 152: Roland Lacey (maintenance worker), Sumner Salmon (vocational Education instructor), Frank Gates (Welding and blacksmithing instructor), Don Brimhall (boys’ supervisor) with unidentified students, n.d. (unknown)
item 153: Unidentified students. (unknown)
item 154: Unidentified girls engaged in housekeeping duties, n.d. (unknown)
item 155-158: Unidentified students during class change, circa 1970. (1970)
item 159: Unidentified students participating in gym class, baseball. (unknown)
item 160: State Industrial School picnic, circa 1967. (1967)
item 161: Unidentified students studying at desks in boy’s dormitory. (unknown)
item 162: Boys in Administration Building Cafeteria, circa 1960, and on grounds Work detail, n.d. (1960)
item 163: Girls attending Thanksgiving dinner, circa 1967. (1967)
item 164-165: Claud Pratt at student’s Christmas party, circa 1967. (1967)
item 166: Unidentified boys on outing, n.d. (unknown)
item 167-168: Unidentified students in cafeteria, circa 1970. (1970)
item 169-170: Unidentified student groups, circa 1967. (1967)
item 171-172: Students’ autumn party, 1958. (1958)
item 173: Unidentified students socializing between classes, circa 1967. (1967)
item 174: Secretary (unidentified) admitting new student, n.d. (unknown)
item 175: Richard Youngberg (social worker) with unidentified student, 1966. (1966)
item 176: Grace Marsden (social worker) with unidentified student circa, 1966. (1966)
item 177-178: Sharon Orsund (social worker) with unidentified student, circa, 1966. (1966)
item 179: Testing of student by unidentified social worker, circa 1966. (1966)
item 180: Unidentified. (unknown)
item 181-182: Unidentified girls with priest, circa 1965. (circa 1965)
item 183: Unidentified students attending L.D.S. (Mormon seminary class), circa 1967. (circa 1967)
item 184: Group counseling session, circa 1960. (circa 1960)
item 185-196: Unidentified classroom scenes, 1950’s and 1960’s. (1950's-1960's)
item 197: Boys baseball, circa 1958 (circa 1958)
item 198: Boys baseball team, circa 1940. (circa1940)
item 199: Boys baseball team, circa 1965. (circa 1965)
item 200-206: Boys football, 1960’s. (1960's)
item 207: Boys football player injured, circa 1970. (1970)
item 208: Boys football team, circa 1970. (1970)
item 209: Boys football team in action, circa 1970. (1970)
item 210: Boys swimming at old gymnasium, n.d. (unknown)
item 211: Boys basketball, circa 1960. (1960)
item 212: Boys jumping on the trampoline, circa 1960. (circa 1960)
item 213: Boys calisthenics class, circa 1960. (circa 1960)
item 214: Boys wrestling, circa 1960. (circa 1960)
item 215-217: Girls’ calisthenics class, circa 1960. (circa 1960)
item 218-219: Boys’ blind boxing, circa 1960. (circa 1960)
item 220-226: Boys’ boxing team, circa 1960’s. (circa 1960's)
item 227: Fourth of July celebration and Roland Lacey instructing student in Vocational education class, 1960’s. (1960's)
item 228: Girls canning cherries, 1960’s. (1960's)
item 229: Girls on laundry detail, 1960’s (1960's)
Box 5: STUDENT (1958)
item 230-236: Girls in home economics courses, 1960’s. (1960's)
item 237-238: Boys baking bread, 1950’s (1950's)
item 239-242: Cafeteria scenes, various dates. (unknown)
item 243-249: Boys in shop classes, various dates. (unknown)
item 250: Student typing class, circa 1965. (1965)
item 251-255: Boys in shop classes, circa1960. (1960)
item 256-257: State Industrial School teams and wagons, circa 1930. (1930)
item 258: Young boys practicing barbering, circa 1930. (1930)
item 259: Students on outdoor work detail; John Miller (Business Manager); Al Warren (vocational education instructor), various dates. (unknown)
item 260: Students on laundry detail; students on outdoor work detail; team of Horses, n.d. (unknown)
item 261-263: Sale of State Industrial School dairy herd, 1968. (1968)
item 264-265: Boys on farm detail, circa 1957. (circa 1957)
item 266-268: Boys learning meat cutting and baking, circa 1957. (1957)
item 269-271: Dr. Hugh Moyer, dentist, examining unidentified students; teeth, circa 1957. (1957)
item 272-273: Nurse Roena James checking unidentified students in dining room of Administration Building, circa 1957. (1957)
item 274-290: State Industrial School boy scout groups, various dates. (unknown)
item 291-296: Boys’ theatrical production (title not given), 1939. (1939)
item 297: Girls’ theatrical production (title not given), circa 1939. (1939)
item 298: Interior of Abbot Cottage for girls, n.d. (unknown)
item 299: Unidentified. (unknown)
item 300: Students square dancing, circa 1965. (circa 1965)
item 301: Miss Dee Gilasgow’s chorus, circa 1960. (circa 1960)
item 302: Girls fashion show, circa 1950. (circa 1950)
item 303-304: Girls’ chorus, circa 1950. (circa 1950)
item 305-312: Students performing in Parents’ Day program, “Fiesta in Mexico,” 1954. (1954)
item 313-314: Unidentified student production, circa 1965. (circa 1965)
item 316: Boys’ camping trip, 1960’s (1960's)
item 317-321: Boys’ field trip to Dinosaur National Monument, 1970. (1970)
item 322: State Industrial School Library study hall, circa 1965. (1965)
item 323: Presentation of new furniture to Boys’ club by Kiwanis Club of Ogden, 1950. (1950)
item 324-325: Student counseling sessions, circa 1965. (circa 1965)
item 326: Arbor Day ceremony at State Industrial School, 1952. (1952)
item 327: Campus view (n.d.): vocational education building, Abbot Cottage, Gymnasium and school building. (unknown)
item 328: Girls’ chorus, circa 1965. (circa 1965)
item 329: Student counseling session, circa 1965. (circa 1965)
item 330-340: Students participating in Fourth of July celebration, circa 1955. (circa 1955)
item 341: The Grass Roots promotional photo, circa 1968. (1968)
item 342: Students watching television in Child’s Hall lounge, 1965. (1965)
item 343: Exhibit of handiwork done by State Industrial School students, n.d. (unknown)
item 344: Band practice, circa 1965. (1965)
item 345: State Industrial School entry in Pioneer Day Parade, Ogden, circa 1954. (circa 1954)
item 346: Claud Pratt addressing girls at girls’ home, circa 1962. (circa 1962)
item 347: Nelson Hall dormitory for boys, n.d. (unknown)
item 348-366: Unspecified student and staff activities, various dates. (various dates)

Content Description +/-

This collection consists of photographs of the campus, staff, students and miscellaneous shots. The collection is housed in the Special Collections Department of the Stewart Library at Weber State College.

Collection Use +/-

Restrictions on Access:

Open for public research.

Administrative Information +/-


This collection is arranged in chronological order.

Acquisition Information:

Donated March of 1983

Processing Note:

Process date March – June 1983


Pratt, Claude H.


Material in English


Library Services and Technology Act (LSTA) grant, 2007-2008


3 boxes

Language of the Finding Aid:

Finding aid encoded in English .

Author of the Finding Aid:

Sarah Langsdon

EAD Creation Date:



Finding aid based on DACS

Subjects +/-

Corporate Names:

Utah State Industrial School

Subject Terms:

Student Life
Elementary and Secondary Education

Personal Names:

Pratt, Claude

Geographical Names:

Ogden (Utah)

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