Archives Month: Ann Torrence on U.S. Highway 89

Gina Strack History, News and Events

All Events for Utah Archives Month | RSVP on Facebook | Get Directions Thursday, October 24 at Noon U.S. Highway 89: The Scenic Route to Seven Western National Parks is a visual guide to seven of America’s favorite national parks, hometown events and quirky roadside attractions linked by U.S. 89. Scenic Highway 89 traces the stories of legendary trappers, missionaries …

Archives Month: 25th Street Confidential by Val Holley

Gina Strack History, News and Events

All Events for Utah Archives Month | RSVP on Facebook | Get Directions Monday, October 21 at Noon 25th Street Confidential traces Ogden’s transformation from quiet hamlet to chaotic transcontinental railroad junction as waves of non-Mormon fortune seekers swelled the city’s population. The street’s outsized role in Ogden annals illuminates larger themes in Utah and U.S. history. Most significantly, 25th …

Quarterly Events: October to December 2013

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Quarterly Events October to December 2013 October 2013 Lunch ‘n’ Learn Lunch ‘n’ Learn sessions are live, online sessions. A link to the session will be sent to participants two days prior to the event. To register visit: http://archives.state.ut.us/cgi-bin/traininglist.cgi Oct 18, 2013, 12:00 p.m.-1:00 p.m. Topic: Meet the Government Records Ombudsman Rosemary Cundiff is the government records ombudsman. In that …

Archives Month: Matt Basso on Men At Work

Gina Strack News and Events

All Events for Utah Archives Month | RSVP on Facebook | Get Directions Friday, October 26 at Noon As part of Roosevelt’s New Deal program of the 1930s, the Works Progress Administration (WPA) provided relief jobs to millions of Americans. One facet of the WPA was the hiring of men and women to document the history and folklore of America …

Archives Month: MX Moment for Utah

Gina Strack News and Events

All Events for Utah Archives Month | RSVP on Facebook | Get Directions October 19 Noon Did you know that in the late 1970’s the Great Basin region of Nevada and Utah nearly became home to the largest human construction project on Earth? The proposed MX missile system would have not only have militarized a huge section of the American …

Archives Month: Pioneer Foodways

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All Events for Utah Archives Month | RSVP on Facebook | Get Directions October 15 Noon “Plain But Wholesome: Foodways of the Mormon Pioneers” presents a groundbreaking foray into Mormon history. Brock Cheney explores the foodways of Mormon pioneers from their trek west through the arrival of the railroad and reveals new perspectives on the fascinating Mormon settlement era. Relying …

Archives Month: Year of the Newspaper

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All Events for Utah Archives Month | RSVP on Facebook | Get Directions Monday, October 1, 2012 12 noon With more than 1,300,000 pages of Utah newspapers now scanned it is feared the convenience of digital access will doom the surviving paper copies to the trash where they will be lost to future generations of researchers. Marriott Library, Lee Library, …

Historians Seeking Utah Law Enforcement Memorabilia

Gina Strack History

Thank you to the Salt Lake Tribune for covering the final Archives Month presentation featuring Robert Kirby. By Janelle Stecklein The Salt Lake Tribune State historians on Friday launched an effort to collect law enforcement memorabilia Utahns might have stored away. “It’s important to save our law enforcement history because it’s something being lost every second,” said Melissa Coy Ferguson, …

Archives Month: Author of The Mormon Rebellion: America’s First Civil War

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www.utaharchivesmonth.org | Facebook | Twitter Join us on October 21st at the Utah State Archives as Will Bagley discusses his latest book (co-authored with David Bigler), The Mormon Rebellion: America’s First Civil War, 1857-1858. This story describes how in 1857 President James Buchanan ordered U.S. troops to Utah to replace Brigham Young as governor and restore order in what the …