Utah Archives Month 2007

ARCHIVES 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. Contact the hosting institutions for additional information.

For Archives Month events nation-wide, please see American Archives Month coordinated by the Council of State Archivists and the Society of American Archivists.

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Governor's Declaration

Each year, the Governor of Utah has the opportunity to formally declare October as Archives Month.

View 2007 Declaration by Governor Jon M. Huntsman.

Calendar of Events

Date Institution Event Description
Thursday, September 27 Utah State University, Merrill Library Special Collections 13th Annual Leonard J. Arrington Mormon History Lecture "What's True in Mormon Folklore: And the Contribution of Folklore to Mormon Studies," by William A. "Bert" Wilson, Professor Emeritus in the English Department at BYU, in the Logan Tabernacle, 50 North Main Street, Logan, 7 p.m. The lecture is free and all are invited. More Info...
October Salt Lake County Archives Sales and Service: Car Care in Salt Lake County, 1930s to 1950s October is Archives Month. It is also Fall Car Care Month as designated by the National Car Care Council. Salt Lake County Archives is commemorating both by taking a look back at gas stations, service garages, and auto dealerships around Salt Lake County in the 1930s, 1940s, and 1950s.

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Wednesday, October 3 Utah State Archives and Records Service
Research at Noon 12 noon - 2 p.m. (2 hours)
Utah State Archives Courtyard Meeting Room 346 S Rio Grande Street (455 West)
Salt Lake City

Religious Archives panel discussion presented by the Rev. Dr. Frederick Quinn (Episcopal priest and author of Building the Goodly Fellowship of Faith, a history of the Episcopal Church in Utah), Frederick G. Burton (Presbytery of Utah Historian), Gary Topping (Archives Director, Catholic Diocese of Salt Lake), and Stan Larson (J. Willard Marriott Library Special Collections)
Wednesday, October 3 L. Tom Perry Special Collections, BYU Library "Keeping the Records We Keep: And How to Keep Them" Chris McAfee; Senior Conservator in Church History, Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints 1:00- 3:00 p.m./ Harold B. Lee Library Auditorium

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Friday, October 5 Utah State Archives and Records Service Research at Noon 12 noon - 1 p.m.
Utah State Archives Courtyard Meeting Room
346 S Rio Grande Street (455 West)
Salt Lake City

“Discovering the Riches of the UDOT Photograph Collection,” presented by Rosemary Cundiff (Utah State Archives)
Wednesday, October 10 Utah State Archives and Records Service Research at Noon 12 noon - 1 p.m.
Utah State Archives Courtyard Meeting Room
346 S Rio Grande Street (455 West)
Salt Lake City

"The Utah Digital Newspapers Project: An Update,” presented by John Herbert (project director; J. Willard Marriott Library)
Wednesday, October 10 L. Tom Perry Special Collections, BYU Library "Welsh Mormons: Developing an online archive of Welsh Mormon History"
Ron Dennis; Retired Professor, Department of Spanish and Portuguese, 'Brigham Young University 3:00 - 4:00 p.m. / Harold B. Lee Library Auditorium

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Thursday, October 11 Gerald R. Sherratt Library, Southern Utah University Regional Archives, Utah State Archives and Records Service Basic Archival Training
10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Room 002, Sherratt Library
Cedar City, Utah

This training workshop will cover areas such as appraisal, archival processing, preservation of records, and how to apply for grants to preserve your historic documents and images. Training staff will include archivists from the State Archives, the Mountain West Digital Library, and the Sherratt Library, one of twelve Utah regional repositories. Lunch will be provided. This is the first in a series of collaboratory events to protect and provide public access to the vital historical records in our communities. We look forward to building a strong archival network in southern Utah. Please RSVP by October 8 to Paula Mitchell, University Archivist, at mitchell_p@suu.edu or by calling 435-586-7945.
Thursday, October 11 L. Tom Perry Special Collections, BYU Library "2-D Dreams and 3-D Realities: Campus Planning and Architecture at BYU, 1875-1975"
Brad Westwood; Department Chair, L.Tom Perry Special Collections, Brigham Young University 2:00 - 3:00 p.m. / Harold B. Lee Library Auditorium

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Thursday, October 11 L. Tom Perry Special Collections, BYU Library Designing BYU Exhibit Opening Reception
3:00 - 4:00 p.m. / L.Tom Perry Special Collections

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Friday, October 12
Conference of Inter-Mountain Archivists Fall Utah Caucus Harold B. Lee Library, Brigham Young University, in Provo
Friday, October 12 Utah State Archives and Records Service Research at Noon Utah State Archives Courtyard Meeting Room
346 S Rio Grande Street (455 West)
Salt Lake City

12 noon - 1 p.m.
"Effectively Tapping into the Resources of Libraries and Historical Societies," presented by Barry J. Ewell (genealogist)

1 p.m. - 2 p.m.
"Digital Photography for the Genealogist," presented by Barry J. Ewell (genealogist)
Friday, October 12
USU Merrill-Cazier Library & The Tabernacle Concert & Lecture Series Northern Utah Speaks: Sound Treasures from Special Collections’ Oral History Archives
Fife Mormon Collection*Grouse Greek Cultural Survey
Living Traditions Bear River Heritage Area*Latino Voices Project
presented by Randy Williams, Folklore Curator and Oral History Specialist

12 October 2007
7:00 p.m.
Logan LDS Tabernacle

The lecture is free and open to the public.
Saturday, October 13 International Society Daughters of Utah Pioneers
International Society Daughters of Utah Convention Downtown Sheraton Hotel
Salt Lake City

The main meeting will begin at 10:00 a.m. Everyone is invited to attend. Elections
for International Officers will be held at 9:00 a.m. for delegates. Book sales will begin at 8:00 a.m. and luncheon will be served at 12:30 p.m. Luncheon tickets must be purchased ahead of time by contacting the Pioneer Memorial Museum by 6th of October.
Wednesday, October 17
Utah State Archives and Records Service
Research at Noon
12 noon - 1 p.m.
Utah State Archives Courtyard Meeting Room
346 S Rio Grande Street(455 West)
Salt Lake City

"The People's Court: An Overview of Utah Court Records," presented by James Kichas (Utah State Archives) and Brandon Metcalf (Utah State Archives)
Wednesday, October 17 L. Tom Perry Special Collections, BYU Library "Archives and Family History Research" George Ryskamp, Family History Coordinator, History Department, Brigham Young University 1:00- 2:00 p.m. / Harold B. Lee Library Auditorium

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Thursday, October 18 University of Utah, Marriott Library
Utah Ski Affair Annual banquet Little America Hotel, 500 South Main, Salt Lake City, 6 p.m. Reservation deadline, October 4, 2007, Call 581-3421 after 10/04/07. Fourteen still-functioning ski areas from the 1950s and 1960s will be highlighted. The 2007 Ski Archives Historical Achievement Award will be presented to Bogus Basin, Brian Head Resort, Brundage Mountain, Grand Targhee, Jackson Hole, Kelly Canyon, Park City Mountain Resort, Pebble Creek Ski Area, Pommerelle Mountain Resort, Powder Mountain, Solitude Mountain, The Canyons, White Pine, and Wolf Mountain. The Sue Raemer Memorial Award winner will be announced at the banquet.
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Thursday, October 18
Weber State University Stewart Library Archives and Special Collections Seventh Annual Utah Construction/Utah International Symposium: "The Beginning of an Era" The 2007 Symposium explores the emergence of the Utah Construction Company and the lives and careers of its entrepreneurial founders - Thomas D. Dee, David Eccles, Edmund O., William H. and Warren L. Wattis.
  • Presentations of research by the 2007 Utah International Center Fellows:
    • Dr. Thomas Alexander on David Eccles
    • Dr. Stan Layton on the Wattis Brothers
    • Professor John Sillito on Thomas D. Dee
  • " Utah and the Western Pacific Railroad" A photographic exhibit by WSU photography students retracing historical points of interest along the Western Pacific Railroad in the Feather River Gorge area.
  • Individual Research in the Utah Construction Collection Library staff will be available to assist symposium attendees with their research in the Utah Construction/Utah International Collection.
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Thursday, October 18
L. Tom Perry Special Collections, BYU Library L Tom Perry Special Collections 50th Anniversary Program 7:00 - 8:00 p.m. / Harold B. Lee Library Auditorium, with a reception following the Anniversary Program in the L.Tom Perry Special Collections

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Friday, October 19
Utah State Archives and Records Service
Research at Noon
12 noon - 1 p.m.
Utah State Archives Courtyard Meeting Room
346 S Rio Grande Street(455 West)
Salt Lake City


"One-Stop Shopping at the Utah History Research Center: How the Combined Resources of the State Archives and State Historical Collections Can Facilitate Research (Using Topaz as an example)," presented by Tony Castro (Utah State Archives) and Greg Walz (Utah State History)
Wednesday, October 24
Utah State Archives and Records Service
Research at Noon 12 noon - 1 p.m.
Utah State Archives Courtyard Meeting Room
346 S Rio Grande Street(455 West)
Salt Lake City


"A Summary of the Western Waters Digital Library [Utah Collections]," presented by Susan Salem (J. Willard Marriott Library), and "Historical Resources in the Mountain West Digital Library," presented by Sandra McIntyre (Utah Academic Library Consortium)."
Wednesday, October 24
L. Tom Perry Special Collections, BYU Library "Veterans' Oral History: A workshop on recording and documenting veterans' history" Don Norton, Retired Professor, Department of Linguistics and English, Brigham Young University 1:00 - 2:00 p.m. / Harold B. Lee Library Auditorium

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Friday, October 26
Utah State Archives and Records Service
Research at Noon 12 noon - 1 p.m.
Utah State Archives Courtyard Meeting Room
346 S Rio Grande Street(455 West)
Salt Lake City


"Using Maps in Research," presented by Rod Swaner (Utah State Archives)
Wednesday, October 31
Utah State Archives and Records Service
Research at Noon 12 noon - 1 p.m.
Utah State Archives Courtyard Meeting Room
346 S Rio Grande Street(455 West)
Salt Lake City


"Wake the Dead," family history research class, presented by Alan Barnett (Utah State Archives) and Doug Misner (Utah State History)
Wednesday, October 31
L. Tom Perry Special Collections, BYU Library Film Screening and Lecture, Sergeants 3 (1962). Starring Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin, Peter Lawford, Sammy Davis Jr., and Joey Bishop. 112 minutes. Filmed in Southern Utah.
Introduced by James D'Arc, Curator of the BYU Motion Picture Archive. 3:00 p.m. / Harold B. Lee Library Auditorium

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