Cecil Earl Cram Oral History Collection, 1975.

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Cecil Earl Cram Oral History Collection, 1975.

NAU.OH.10


Descriptive Summary

Creator: Cram, Cecil Earl
Collection Name Cecil Earl Cram Collection,
Inclusive Dates: 1870-1940s.
Physical Description Eight interviews
Description The Cecil Earl Cram collection consists of eight oral history interviews conducted by Cram in 1975. The narrators are all people associated with life on the Arizona Strip. Typical themes in the interviews are Mormon settlement, homesteading, ranching, water, grazing, the federal government, and ranch life.
Collection NumberNAU.OH.10
Language English.
Repository Cline Library. Special Collections and Archives Department.
Northern Arizona University
Box 6022
Flagstaff, AZ 86011-6022
Phone: 928 523 5551
Fax: 928 523 3770
Email: Special.Collections@nau.edu

Biographical Note

Cecil Cram was an NAU student who grew up in the Arizona Strip country.


Scope and Content Note

The Cecil Earl Cram collection consists of eight oral history interviews conducted by Cram in 1975. The narrators are all people associated with life on the Arizona Strip. Typical themes in the interviews are Mormon settlement, homesteading, ranching, water, grazing, the federal government, and ranch life. The narrators cover the period from the 1870s through 1975.


Organization

Organized in one series.

Restrictions

Restrictions

None.

Copyright

It is the responsibility of the user to obtain permission to publish from the owner of the copyright (the institution, the creator of the record, the author or his/her transferees, heirs,legates, or literary executors). The user agrees to indemnify and hold harmless the Arizona Board of Regents for Northern Arizona University, its officers, employees, and agents from and against all claims made by any person asserting that he or she is an owner of copyright.


Related Material

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Access Points

Personal Name(s)
Bloander, Joe--Interviews.
Carroll, Henry--Interviews .
Cram, Cecil Earl--Archives.
Foremaster, Phillip, 1898-1994--Interviews.
Heaton, Vard--Interviews.
Jensen, Laif--Interviews.
Lamb, Edward T.--Interviews.
Mathis, Reed--Interviews.
Mathis, W. B.--Interviews.
Schmutz, John H.--Interviews.
Waring, Slim--Interviews.

Geographic Name(s)
Arizona Strip (Ariz.)--History--20th century.
Arizona Strip (Ariz.)--History--Religious aspects--Mormons.
Arizona Strip (Ariz.)--Social life and customs.

Subject(s)
Cowboys--Arizona--Arizona Strip--Interviews.
Dry farming--Arizona--Arizona Strip.
Frontier and pioneer life--Arizona--Arizona Strip.
Mormon settlements--Arizona--Arizona Strip.
Mormons--Arizona--Arizona Strip--Interviews.
Ranch life--Arizona--Arizona Strip.
Sheep ranchers--Arizona--Arizona Strip--Interviews.


Administrative Information

Credit Line

Cecil Earl Cram Oral History Collection, NAU.OH.10, Cline Library. Special Collections and Archives Dept.


Container List

Series one, Cecil Earl Cram Collection, eight interviews, 1975.
Box-folder
10.1 Edward T. Lamb interviewed at Mt. Caramel, Utah, April 29, 1975.
He was Born September 18, 1880, in Orderville, Kane County, Utah. Spent his life in cow camps and in the saddle. Talks about polygamy, his Mormon mission, his marriage, and his children.
1 audio tape, abstract, and transcript (prepared by Willard Hirschi) available.
Box-folder
10.2 Vard Heaton , 1975.
No birth or death date provided. Heaton's main occupation was a sheepherder on the Arizona strip.
1 audio tape and abstract available.
Box-folder
10.3 John H. Schmutz , 1975
Describes ranching on the Arizona Strip during the late 19th and early 20th centuries. Also, talks about homesteading in 1897. He mentioned Nixon Spring, Tumbleweed, Pipe Spring, Yellowstone, etc. He also worked in the timber industry.
1 audio tape and abstract available.
Box-folder
10.4 Reed Mathis, 1975.
Mathis was born in the Parashont area of the Arizona Strip. He spent his life there as a cattleman. He mentioned the Canaan Ranch, handling mustangs, homesteaders, the Taylor grazing Act of 1934, cattle rustling and weather.
1 audio tape and abstract available.
Box-folder
10.5 Phil Foremaster, 1975.
Foremaster was born in St. George, Utah. He talks about cattle ranching, sheep herding, and homesteading. His family arrived on the Arizona Strip in 1870. Other topics include the scarcity of water, social life, and transition periods of the strip.
1 audio tape and abstract available.
Box-folder
10.6 W.B. Mathis, 1975.
Mathis moved to the strip in the 1940s. He talks about Native Americans on the Arizona Strip, as well as, hunting, water, logging, mining and sheep men.
1 audio tape and abstract available.
Box-folder
10.7 Joe Bloander and Henry Carroll, 1975.
Bloander and Carroll discuss the Grand Canyon National Park, Kayden reservoir (built by the Mormon church in 1909), sheep and cattle ranching, impact of the Taylor Grazing Act, water, and prohibition. (Parts of the tape are hard to understand).
1 audio tape and abstract available.
Box-folder
10.8 Blondie Jensen and Slim Waring, 1975.
The two discuss Laif's farm area, sheep grazing, dry farming, ranching, homesteading, and general day to day life on the Arizona Strip.
1 audio tape and abstract available.