Merle V. Adams papers
Scope and Contents
Collection contains photocopies of family scrapbook items relating to Merle V. Adams' career and family life. Also includes family biographies, Merle's filmography, copies of newspaper articles that mention Adams, and information about a hidden treasure reported to be near Kanab that Adams helped look for. Dated 1934-2014.
- Adams, Merle V., 1899-1988 (Creator, Person)
Conditions Governing Access
Open for public research.
Conditions Governing Use
It is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain any necessary copyright clearances. Permission to publish material from Merle V. Adams papers must be obtained from the Supervisor of Reference Services and/or the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Board of Curators.
Merle V. Adams (1899-1988) was a Kanab, Utah rancher and movie liason, stunt man, wrangler, and factotum.
Merle V. "Cowhide" Adams was born in 1899. He was a rancher in Kanab, Utah. Because of his expertise in ranching and handling livestock, Adams also served as a liason, stunt man, wrangler and general factotum for the many motion picture studios which filmed productions in Utah. Adams was responsible for coordinating livestock, transportation, locations, and people for use by the motion picture industry.
He married Emma Hortt on May 31, 1920, in Kanab, Utah. They had 4 children: John Hortt Adams, Vivian Allen Adams, Emma Jean Adams Crosby, and Merlyn "Pinkie" Adams Esplin.
He died in 1988 in Kanab, Utah.
5 folders (0.4 linear ft.)
Donated by Jean Adams Crosby in 2012.
Donated by Dale W. Adams in 2014.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Donated; Jean Adams Crosby; September 2012.
Donated; Dale Adams; April 2014.
Utah and the American West and LDS cultural, social, and religious history (20th century Western & Mormon Manuscripts collection development policy, 5.VII, 2007).
Processed; John N. Gillespie; 2013.
Processed; Margaret Weddle, student manuscript processor, and John M. Murphy, curator; 2014.
- Adams family
- Agriculture and Natural Resources
- Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints
- Family histories
- Kanab (Utah) -- History
- Media and Communication
- Motion picture industry
- Motion pictures
- Oral histories
- Ranching -- Utah
- Social Life and Customs
- Treasure troves -- Folklore
- Register of Merle V. Adams papers
- Norm Gillespie
- 2013 February 1
- Description rules
- Describing Archives: A Content Standard
- Language of description
- Script of description
- Language of description note
- Finding aid written in English in Latin script.