2005 DeclarationRCHIVES MONTH is an annual event sponsored by archives and special collections from across Utah.

Archives showcased include academic, private, corporate, religious and governmental repositories. All events are free and open to the public.

Additional event information is available via links to hosting institutions.

For Archives Month events nation-wide, please see Council for State Historical Records Coordinators (COSHRC).

 


During the month of October, several institutions and organizations will hold coordinated events highlighting the theme of "Archives and Special Collections: Utah's Best Kept Secrets"

Date Institution Event Details
September
23-24
Archives
Giovale Library
Westminster College
Display of historical dresses The dresses are owned by Utah Historical Society Museum. The dresses belonged to Kate Ferry Hancock. She was the daughter of Col. and Mrs. William M. Ferry who gave the land to the Presbyterian Church for building the current Westminster College campus.
September 24 Archives
Giovale Library
Westminster College

"In the Interest of Women: The Women's Board and Westminster College, 1902-2005."

"Saving Westminster College: The Rhetoric and Fund-raising of Hebert W. Reherd, 1913-1945."

2pm
Tower Reading Room
Giovale Library

Presented by Pat Scott and Alana Dela Cruz, respectively

Following the presentation, the Westminster College Women's Board will serve high tea.

Month of October

Archives
Giovale Library
Westminster College

Displays
  • Photographs and documents pertaining to the early history of Westminster College
  • Westminster College Yearbook Index 1918 to approximately 1986
  • Listing of students who attended Westminster College from approximately 1886 to 1965
  • A display of unidentified photographs
October 5 Utah History Research Center

Research at Noon

12 noon-1pm
Zephyr Meeting Room
300 S Rio Grande
Salt Lake City

Opening the Vault: An Introduction to the Resources Provided by the Utah State
Archives and Utah State Historical Society” presented by Jim Kichas, Gina
Strack, Doug Misner, and Greg Walz.

October 5-6 Weber State University Stewart Library Archives and Special Collections
“Building America’s Defense” Website
October 7 Utah State Archives Research at Noon

12 noon-1pm
Courtyard Meeting Room
346 S Rio Grande
Salt Lake City

"How Records Get Here; Acquiring Records at the State Archives." presented by Pat Scott, Janell Tuttle and Rosemary Cundiff

October 12 Utah History Research Center Research at Noon

12 noon-1pm
Zephyr Meeting Room
300 S Rio Grande
Salt Lake City

“Wake the Dead: Family History Resources at the Utah History Research Center” presented by Melissa Ferguson and Jim Kichas.

October 14 Utah History Research Center Research at Noon

12 noon-1pm
Courtyard Meeting Room
346 S Rio Grande
Salt Lake City

“Peoples of Utah: Multicultural Resources at the Utah History Research Center” presented by Doug Misner and Gina Strack.

October 15 Southwestern Association of Forensic Document Examiners "The Hands of Hofmann: Motive for Murder"

8:30am-4:30pm
Red Lion Hotel
161 West 600 South
Salt Lake City

Early Registration $30 - At the Door $40

Contact George Throckmorton at 801-799-3030 for more information

October 19 Utah State Archives Research at Noon

12 noon-1pm
Zephyr Meeting Room
300 S Rio Grande
Salt Lake City

“Archives for Discovery and Enhancement of Family History” presented by Holly Hansen, president of My Ancestors Found.

October 20-23 University of Utah
Marriott Library
Display Papermaking
October 20 Utah State University Merrill Library Special Collections
11th Annual Leonard J. Arrington Mormon History Lecture
"Inlaws and Outlaws Lessons from the
Archives: Legal Issues of Polygammy in Territorial Utah" presented by Sarah Gordon
Logan Tabernacle
7pm
October 21 Utah State Archives Research at Noon

12 noon-1pm
Courtyard Meeting Room
346 S Rio Grande
Salt Lake City

Anniversary of the Bombings Related to the Mark Hofmann Forgeries presented by George Throckmorton, forensic documents examiner, director of the Salt Lake Police Department Crime Lab.

October 26 Utah History Research Center Research at Noon

12 noon-1pm
Zephyr Meeting Room
300 S Rio Grande
Salt Lake City

“Researching Your Historic Home” presented by Alan Barnett.

October 27 University of Utah
Marriott LIbary
Utah Ski Archives Banquet

Little America Hotel
500 S. Main St., Salt Lake City
Reservation deadline: October 15, 2005
Call 581-8558 after 10/15/05

Website

October 28 Utah State Archives Research at Noon

12 noon-1pm
Courtyard Meeting Room
346 S Rio Grande
Salt Lake City

"Preserving Local Government Records: The Millennial Project, 1999-2005." presented by Pat Scott and Stuart Preece

October and November Salt Lake County Archives "New Lives for Old Records: Salt Lake County's Records Rediscovered, Renewed and Revealed"
A new exhibit showing County documents and photographs of records originally created for administrative, fiscal, and legal purposes are used to illustrate that their new uses. They are now important primary resources of information for researchers, historians, and genealogists. Stepping forward to serve the County in a new way, records used for tax purposes now reveal the history of a house. Commission minutes previously serving an administrative function now can be used to renew our connection to past events. Attorney's records created to document legal cases now allow us to rediscover people's lives and communities.

Stop by the Salt Lake County Government Center, 2001 S. State Street, North building lobby, Salt Lake City, Utah to see the exhibit. It will be on display during the months of October and November.

For more information contact:
Terry Ellis, County Records Manager
Salt Lake County Records Management & Archives
2001 S. State Street N4100
Salt Lake City UT 84190
801-468-2332
fax 801-468-3712
tellis@slco.org

       
       
       
For questions or to add information to this page contact Gina Strack | Last updated October 17, 2005
Photographs from CharlesLocksmith.com