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Van Valkenburg, Peter Collection Edit


WASH 033


  • 1966 – 1990 (Creation)


  • 3 Linear Feet (Whole)

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  • Abstract

    This collection consists of color photographs, negatives, and slides from Peter Van Valkenburg. There are historic images of Dixie State Univeristy campus buildings, and towns and geological sites in Southern Utah.

  • Scope and Contents

    The Peter Van Valkenburg Collection documents the travels and teaching materials of Peter Van Valkenburg. In general, the images in the collection reflect Van Valkenburg’s role as a geology professor at Dixie State University from 1984 to 2017. The bulk of the collection is composed of color 35mm slides, with a few print photographs, and occasional negatives. Many of the images are of geological features in Southern Utah, the Southwest, and the United States. Additionally, there is a small but valuable set of historic images of Dixie State University campus buildings.

  • Biographical / Historical

    Peter Van Valkenburg was born May 19, 1950 in Salt Lake City, Utah. He attended Brigham Young University between 1969 and 1972 and while there, he played on the university’s football team as a running back for three years. At BYU his number was #28 and he was voted All-American in 1972 and was awarded the NCAA rushing title in 1972. In 1973, the New Orleans Saints drafted Van Valkenburg into the National Football League (NFL). In his football career, Van Valkenburg played for the Buffalo Bills in 1973, Green Bay Packers in 1974, and the Chicago Bears in 1974. He finished his career in 1975 playing with the Saskatchewan Roughriders of the Canadian Football League (CFL). Van Valkenburg finished his Bachelor’s degree in earth science in 1984 from BYU. In 1988, Van Valkenburg received a Master’s in Geological and Earth Sciences/Geosciences from Northern Arizona University. In June 1984, Van Valkenburg began working at Dixie State University as a Professor of Geology and continued until his retirement in 2017. While at Dixie he served as the Chair of the Physical Science Department for a few years.

  • Arrangement

    The collection has maintained its original order and is organized alphabetically by subject and then by date as possible.

  • Preferred Citation

    Item description & date, Collection number, Collection name, Dixie State University Special Collections & Archives. Item description & date, WASH 033 Peter Van Valkenburg 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.