Utah Construction-Utah International

Mining Workers

The Utah Construction Company/Utah International Inc. Oral History Project was created to capture the memories of individuals associated with the company. Several of the interviewees are family and relatives, while others are personalities involved with Utah Construction Company/Utah International Inc. and some the company's prominent figures.

Carol Wattis Casey shares her recollections of her family and the Utah Construction Company, which was founded by her grandfather, Edmund Orson Wattis. The interview took place on May 31, 2006.

Jane Brown Dunaway relates her experiences with Utah Construction Company; her grandfather, William Henry Wattis; her grandmother, Marie Stander Wattis; and her memories of growing up in Ogden, Utah. The interview took place on October 19, 2007.

George Stoddard Eccles discusses his personal history, as well as his experiences with the national and international banking community over the course of nearly a century. The interview took place on May 1, 1972.

*This interview is only available in hard copy. To access, please visit University Archives or Special Collections.

Spencer Fox Eccles describes the life and personality of his uncle, Marriner Eccles, the Eccles family, and the history of Utah Construction/Utah International. The interview took place on June 13, 2006.

Nancy Freeman shares her recollections of working for Utah Construction Utah International for over forty years, and serving as the administrative assistant to Edmund Wattis Littlefield. The interview took place on May 30, 2006.

Sidney Hyman discusses his experiences with Marriner Eccles and writing Beckoning Frontiers: Public and Personal Recollections. He also describes his time spent during World War II as a junior officer in the First Armored Division under General George Patton. The interview took place on July 18, 2006.

William Rice Kimball is the grandson of E.O. Wattis, one of the founders of the Utah Construction. Kimball discusses the history of Utah Construction/Utah International and shares his memories of the development of the company. The interview took place on March 5, 2001.

Jeannik Mequet Littlefield recounts her personal history and insights into the life and career of her husband, Edmund Wattis Littlefield. The interview took place on May 30 and 31, 2006.

Patricia McNamara is a granddaughter of W.H. Wattis, and she discusses her recollections of her grandfather and the Wattis family. The interview took place on May 31, 2006.

Bruce Mitchell worked with Utah Construction/Utah International from 1957 to 1987, during which time he also served as secretary of the company. Mitchell discusses his recollections of Utah Construction/Utah International, and the personalities with whom he associated. The interview took place on May 7, 2007.