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Steve Zolman collection of John Varah Long family materials

Identifier: AR 950Zol

Scope and Contents note

Collection contains materials collected by and about the John Varah Long family, his descendants, and their families. The majority the collection is from the Hance and Watson families. Material types include: photographs, negatives, scrapbooks, personal papers, correspondence, paintings, legal documents, deeds, mining documents, blueprints, genealogical records, stock certificates, bills, receipts, checks, report cards, certificates, and other miscellaneous items.


  • 1706-2007


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Conditions Governing Access note

Access to the collection is open with assistance from the archivist or staff.

Conditions Governing Use note

Open for research. Copyright for Official University records is held by Utah Valley University; all other copyright is retained by the authors of items in these papers, or their descendants, as stipulated by United States copyright law.

Biographical/Historical note

Steve Zolman's background is in direct sales and he has been involved in sales management for various organizations. From January 1998 until August 1998, Mr. Zolman studied business management at Ricks College and continued his studies until April 1999 at Salt Lake Community College. Beginning in April 1999, he managed a sales office for Safe Home Security, Inc. in Salt Lake City, Utah. In April 2001, Mr. Zolman founded Pinnacle Security, Inc. John Varah Long was born on 28 September 1826, the son of John Long and Hannah Marie Scholey, at Wickersburgh, Yorkshire, England. He was an Elder in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and he became a personal clerk for Brigham Young, the second president of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Mr. Long was excommunicated from The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints on 7 June 1866. On 14 April 1869 he was found dead in an irrigation ditch near the corner of North West Temple Street. There is much controversy surrounding the manner and cause of his death.


28 Linear Feet (16 boxes (5 boxes, 10 Flat Box 1s, 1 Oversized Flat Box 2), 2 Albums)


Collection contains materials collected by and about the John Varah Long family, his descendants, and their families.

Arrangement note

The series arrangement is as follows: 1. photographs, negatives and albums; 2. scrapbooks; 3. personal papers; 4. paintings; 5. correspondence; 6. education; 7. tunnel draining bills; 8. legal actions; 9. Alaska; 10. mine reports; 11. Army papers 12. stock certificates; 13. mining documents and deeds; 14. genealogy; 15. land patents; 16. oversized items; 17. miscellaneous.

Immediate Source of Acquisition note

Gift of Steve Zolman.

Acknowledgment of Bias and Harmful Content

The Sutherland Archives recognizes there are materials in our collections that may be offensive or harmful. Materials may contain language or depictions that are racist, sexist, Eurocentric, ableist, homophobic, etc. We present such materials unaltered to preserve context and to present a complete historical record. Sutherland Archives staff is making efforts to update our finding aids to acknowledge offensive content.

Finding aid prepared by Aimee Bastarache, Assistant Archivist
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Repository Details

Part of the Fulton Library George Sutherland Archives Repository

800 West University Parkway
MS 145
Orem Utah 84058 United States