Dr. Joel Ricks had a long an important career as both an historian and educator. Between 1922 and the late 1960s, Ricks taught in the history department at Utah State University, much of this time serving as the head of the department. An ardent supporter of the Sons of Utah Pioneers organization, and active in the Utah State Historical Society, Ricks published a wealth of materials on the history of Cache Valley, Utah, and the Region.

This collection features a selection of Dr. Ricks’s works on the history of Cache Valley, and the broader region. Many of these works were unpublished, while others were given as radio addresses here in Cache Valley, primarily in the 1950’s.

For more of Ricks’s papers, please visit The Joel Ricks finding aid or the Special Collections Department of the USU Merrill-Cazier Library.

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1956

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The Settlement of Cache Valley, Joel E. Ricks

1953

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The Origin of the Utah State Agricultural College, Joel E. Ricks

1950

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Early Cache Valley History, Joel E. Ricks

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Fremont and His Explorations in Utah, Joel E. Ricks

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Fur Traders and Trappers in Utah, Joel E. Ricks

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Jedediah Smith and His Travels in Utah, Joel E. Ricks

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Logan Fifth Ward History, Joel E. Ricks

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Mormon Colonization in Arizona, Joel E. Ricks

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The Early History of Cache Valley, Joel E. Ricks

1938

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A History of Fifty Years: 1888-1938, Joel Edward Ricks

1935

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Mormon Western Colonization, Joel E. Ricks

1934

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The Utah Pioneers, Joel E. Ricks