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Oral history interviews with Vernon and Gladys Jack

Oral history interviews with Vernon and Gladys Jack

Dates: 1978

Oral history interviews with Vernon and Gladys Jack, conducted by Mark Collins 12 and 25 July 1978 for the Utah State Historical Society and California State University, Fullerton Oral History Program. The subjects are trading on a Navajo reservation and life as an indian trader's wife. Vernon dicusses life running his indian posts, the Navajo tribe, and the construction of the Boulder City, Nevada, dam. Bound manuscript, 41 and 32 pages, photocopied pictures and indexes included.

  • Extent: 1 folder (0.1 linear ft.)
  • Creator: Collins, Mark. -- Jack, Gladys, 1913-2005. -- Jack, Vernon, 1909-1983
  • Call Number: MSS 6716
  • Repository: L. Tom Perry Special Collections; 20th Century Western & Mormon Manuscripts; 1130 Harold B. Lee Library; Brigham Young University; Provo, Utah 84606; http://sc.lib.byu.edu/
  • Access Restrictions: Open for public research.
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Conditions of Use
It is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain any necessary copyright clearances. Permission to publish material from the Oral history interviews with Vernon and Gladys Jack must be obtained from the Supervisor of Reference Services and/or the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Board of Curators.
Preferred Citation
Initial citation: MSS 6716; Oral history interviews with Vernon and Gladys Jack; 20th Century Western and Mormon Manuscripts; L. Tom Perry Special Collections, Harold B. Lee Library, Brigham Young University. Following citations: MSS 6716, LTPSC.
Custodial History
Purchased from Gary L. Shumway in 1987.
Acquisition Information
Purchased; Gary L. Shumway; 1987.
Subject Terms
Navajo Nation, Arizona, New Mexico & Utah; Hoover Dam (Ariz. and Nev.); Material Types; Oral Histories; Trading posts--United States
Genre / Form
Processing Information
Processed; Karen Glenn; 29 January 2009.
Appraisal Information
Utah and the American West (Collection development policy of 20th Century Western and Mormon Manuscripts, August 2007.)
Finding Aid ID Number
Finding Aid Title
Jack (Vernon and Gladys), oral history interviews with
Finding Aid Author
Finding aid prepared by Karen Glenn, student processor; John Murphy, curator
Finding Aid Creator
This finding aid was produced using the Archivists' Toolkit 2011-01-07T10:54-0700
Finding Aid Language
Finding aid written in English in Latin script.
Biographical Info:

Biographical History

Vernon William Jack was born 25 May 1909 in Bountiful, Conejos, Colorado, to William Jefferson Jack and Clara Ann Rogers. He married Gladys Cardon 15 October 1932 in Kirtland, San Juan, New Mexico. He spent his life as a trader on Indian reservations in Arizona and New Mexico. Vernon died 17 April 1983 in Monticello, San Juan, Utah.

Biographical History

Gladys Cardon Jack was born 23 Jan 1913 in Jaynes, Pima, Arizona to Joseph Elmer Cardon and Lucinda Hurst. She died 4 July 2005.

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Curator - 20th Century Western & Mormon Manuscripts