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Bart Anderson Slide Collection Edit


WASH 032


  • 1870 - 2000, undated (Creation)


  • 2 Linear Feet (Whole)



  • Abstract

    This collection consists of slides by Bart Anderson ranging from Saint George to national parks, and Europe, including a few lecture notes, rock samples, and audio recordings of his lectures.

  • Biographical / Historical

    Bart Cleo Anderson was born in Burley, Idaho on March 8, 1943 and passed away on March 23, 2009 at the age of 66 in Saint George, Utah. He served a mission for the LDS Church in Scotland. Anderson married his first wife, Marsha Mouritsen, and had four children. He later married his best friend, Delorice Harvill, and they were later sealed in the Saint George Temple. Anderson was a very adventurous man, who skydived, hang-glided, hiked the Grand Canyon, and sailed the Great Salt Lake. He served in the US Navy and Coastguard. Anderson worked as an amateur radio operator for K7EDU, and professionally as a hematologist and medical examiner. When Anderson moved to Southern Utah, he met historian, Juanita Brooks, and became an amateur historian of Saint George and surrounding areas. He became one of the most prominent hiking experts. In fact, it wasn’t strange to see around 400 to 450 people on his hikes. Anderson also spent many hours preparing and giving lectures. He could be found every Thursday afternoon at the Chamber of Commerce Visitor Center answering questions and giving advice to visitors. Anderson earned countless awards, one of which that was called “Outstanding Volunteer” which was given to him by the first lady, Hilary Clinton. Anderson was frequently called “Ranger Bart” by the community. His influence in the hiking community led to a trail being named after him at Sunriver, Saint George.

  • Scope and Contents

    This collection documents Bart Anderson’s images that he took on trails, trips, vacations, and historical events and were later incorporated into 35mm slide presentations and lectures. There is an equal mixture of original slides by Anderson, reproductions of historical photographs slides, and mass produced tourist slides, ranging in estimated date of original creation from the 1870s to the early 2000s. The slides include several images that he took and collected on his many adventures, such as, the Grand Canyon, Zions National Park, various maps that mark the trails around Southern Utah, and Utah pioneers. There are sparse lecture notes that talk about where he has been, and a few audio recordings of his lectures. One lecture on Gold Springs, Arizona even includes rock samples. Anderson developed over 100 slide programs that communicated his love of the outdoors to residents and visitors alike.

  • Arrangement

    The Bart Anderson Slide Collection is arranged by topically by lecture content in alphabetical order.

  • Preferred Citation

    Item description & date, WASH 032 Bart Anderson Slide Collection, Dixie State University Special Collections & Archives.

  • Conditions Governing Use

    Reproduction and use of the materials in this collection are subject to copyright law. Dixie State University Library Special Collections and Archives holds the copyright to unpublished material in the collection that is not in the public domain. Permission to publish, quote, or reproduce must be obtained from the Special Collections Librarian and Archivist and a correct citation provided. A user may be asked to submit a "Request for one-time use of photocopies or reproductions" form in order to obtain reproductions.

  • Conditions Governing Access

    The collection is open and freely available to researchers during Special Collection’s hours or by appointment.