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Collection Overview +/-
Collection Inventory +/-
box 1: Scrapbooks
folder 1-6: Scrapbook (1933-1960)
These folders contain photocopied newspaper clippings on Engen's early years in the United States. There is information on his marriage to Norma Bleak of Salt Lake City, Utah; Engen's development as an Alpine skier; his move to McCall, Idaho, to teach skiing; and his experience as captain of the 1948 Olympic Nordic Jumping Team.
folder 7-11: Scrapbook (1950-1969)
These folders focus on Engen's development as a ski coach and businessman. There is information on Engen's 1950 move to Snow Basin, Utah, to co-manage the ski area with his brother, Sverre. In 1952 he returned to McCall, Idaho, and gained notoriety as a junior ski coach by developing several United States Olympic skiers. In other areas of business, Engen became the owner of a Shell Oil Distributorship in McCall and formed a business partnership with J. R. Simplot and Warren Brown to develop Brundage Mountain in McCall into a ski resort.
folder 12-15: Scrapbook (1970-1991)
This material documents Engen's many skiing honors, including his induction into the Ski Hall of Fame. Information regarding the twenty-fifth anniversary of Brundage Mountain ski resort, the Idaho Statehood Centennial Celebration, and the opening of the "Centennial Lift" on Brundage Mountain is also included. The scrapbook includes a short history of Brundage Mountain.
Biographical Note/Historical Note +/-
In 1933, Corey Engen, at age sixteen, immigrated from Norway to Salt Lake City, Utah, to join his two older brothers. In 1948 he was elected captain of the United States Nordic Olympic Team. By 1949, Engen and his brothers, Alf and Sverre, were internationally known for their contributions and abilities in both Nordic and Alpine skiing. In 1961 he formed a successful business partnership with J. R. Simplot and Warren Brown to develop McCall's Brundage Mountain into a ski resort. In 1987, the original business partnership that developed Brundage Mountain helped celebrate the twenty-fifth anniversary of the McCall ski resort by opening a new ski lift. Engen retired in 1988.
Content Description +/-
The Corey (Kaare) Engen scrapbooks (1933-1991) contain three photocopied scrapbooks that focus on Corey Engen's skiing career. The first scrapbook covers the years 1933-1949 and tells of the years when Engen grew into a national skiing personality. The second scrapbook records the period from 1950-1969 and tells of Engen's development as a ski coach, ski resort manager, and businessman in McCall, Idaho. The third scrapbook focuses on the years from 1970-1991 and Engen's many skiing honors, including his 1973 induction into the Ski Hall of Fame in Ishpining, Michigan, and his awards acquired as a senior racer. Also included in this scrapbook is a short history of Brundage Mountain.
Collection Use +/-
Restrictions on Access:
Twenty-four hour advanced notice encouraged. Materials must be used on-site. Access to parts of this Collection may be restricted under provisions of state or federal law.
Restrictions on Use:
It is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain any necessary copyright clearances.
Permission to publish material from the Corey (Kaare) Engen scrapbooks must be obtained from the Special Collections Manuscript Curator.
Initial Citation: Corey (Kaare) Engen scrapbooks, Accn 1401, Box [ ]. Special Collections and Archives. University of Utah, J. Willard Marriott. Salt Lake City, Utah.
Following Citations:Accn 1401.
Administrative Information +/-
Loaned for photocopying by Corey Engen.
Processed by Jane Chesley in 1996.
Collection materials are in English.
2.5 linear feet
Language of the Finding Aid:
Finding aid encoded in English in Latin script.
Author of the Finding Aid:
Finding aid created by Jane Chesley
EAD Creation Date:
Forms part of the Utah Ski Archives.