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Early recollections of Logan

 File — Folder: 1
Identifier: MSS SC 843

Scope and Contents

This collection is a compilation of personal histories and diaries gathered by Joel Ricks. Most of these items are the result of interviews conducted by Ricks, but some are copies of journals and autobiographies. The 27 items in the collection are the stories of 26 individuals with one person responsible for two records.

These materials are typescripts probably made in the 1970s. They are mainly concerned with histories of the various individuals and the early settlement of Logan and other areas of Cache Valley primarily during the 1850s and 1860s. These sources tell of various hardships and incidents relating to the white colonization of the area.


  • 1890-1920


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 Early recollections of Logan must be obtained from the Supervisor of Reference Services and/or the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Board of Curators.

Biographical History

Ricks was a railroad agent, politician, an amateur archaeologist, and a compiler of autobiographies and journals.


27 items (0.01 linear ft.)

Language of Materials



19th Century Western and Mormon Manuscripts.

Register of Early recollections of Logan
Morgan Crockett
2010 July 21
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.

Repository Details

Part of the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Repository

1130 HBLL
Brigham Young University
Provo Utah 84602 United States