Dr. Joel Ricks had a long and important career as both an historian and educator. Between 1922 and the late 1960s, Ricks taught in the history department at Utah State University, often serving as the head of the department. As an ardent supporter of the Sons of Utah Pioneers organization and an active member of 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 area. Many of these works were unpublished while others were given as radio addresses here in Cache Valley, primarily in the 1950s.
For more of Ricks’s papers, please visit The Joel Ricks finding aid or the Special Collections & Archives of the USU Merrill-Cazier Library.
The Settlement of Cache Valley, Joel E. Ricks
The Origin of the Utah State Agricultural College, Joel E. Ricks
Early Cache Valley History, Joel E. Ricks
Fremont and His Explorations in Utah, Joel E. Ricks
Fur Traders and Trappers in Utah, Joel E. Ricks
Jedediah Smith and His Travels in Utah, Joel E. Ricks
Logan Fifth Ward History, Joel E. Ricks
Mormon Colonization in Arizona, Joel E. Ricks
The Early History of Cache Valley, Joel E. Ricks
A History of Fifty Years: 1888-1938, Joel Edward Ricks
Mormon Western Colonization, Joel E. Ricks
The Utah Pioneers, Joel E. Ricks