Utah Archives MonthOctober 2008

Documenting Utah: Political History, Public Policy, and Archives

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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Calendar of Events

Date Institution Event Description
Throughout October Utah State Archives and Records Service Capitol artifacts exhibit 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. (Monday through Thursday)
Utah State Archives Building lobby
346 S Rio Grande Street (455 West)
Salt Lake City

Exhibition of notable capitol artifacts, including: a dome light, original furnishings (roll top desk #38 used in the House of Representatives, table, chair, lamp shade, beehive stanchions), a cake in the shape of the capitol created by student chefs in 1990, design submission entry drawings, program of competition booklets, a facsimile of a painting of the members of the Capitol Commission, historic photographs (showing construction, the final stone, and the building through the years, the check from the estate of E. H. Harriman to pay for the capitol, Richard Kletting, architect, and E.H. Harriman), a ledger entitled “Record of Inheritance Tax” showing Harriman’s estate, a piece of granite, and commemorative items featuring the capitol (plates, a mug, 2002 Olympic Winter Games souvenir pins, and a 2003 Christmas ornament).
October Salt Lake County Records Management and Archives Web Exhibit "Protecting the Public: Alta, Avalanches, and the Salt Lake County Mountain Guard"

www.archives.slco.org

This exhibit focuses on one little known aspect of Salt Lake County’s contribution to securing the safety of skiers at Alta ski resort.
Thursday, September 25 Utah State University, Merrill Library Special Collections 14th Annual Leonard J. Arrington Mormon History Lecture 7 p.m.
Logan LDS Tabernacle
50 North Main Street
Logan

"Predicting the Past: The Utah War’s 21st-Century Future," by William P. MacKinnon (historian, management consultant, and community volunteer). The lecture is free and all are invited.

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Wednesday, October 1 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

“United States Naturalization Records,” presented by  Danielle L. Batson, MLS, AG (Family History Library)
Tuesday, October 7 Weber State University Social Science Lecture (History Lecture Series, Fall 2008) 1:30 to 3 p.m.
WSU Stewart Library, 2nd Floor
Hetzel-Hoellein Room

Professor Michael G. Kammen (Newton C. Farr Professor of American History and Culture, Cornell University)

"Visual Shock: When and Why American Art Sparks Controversy." Free and open to the public.

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Wednesday, October 8 Conference of Inter-Mountain Archivists and the Utah State Archives and Records Service CIMA fall caucus 8:45 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Utah State Archives Courtyard Meeting Room
346 S Rio Grande St
Salt Lake City

CIMA members: RSVP by contacting Brandon Metcalf (Utah State Archives) at bmetcalf@utah.gov or 801-531-3842

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Wednesday, October 15 Utah State Archives and Records Service Research class 5 - 6 p.m.
Utah State Archives Courtyard Meeting Room
346 S Rio Grande Street (455 West)
Salt Lake City

"Preserving Photographs," presented by Susan Whetstone, curator (Utah State Historical Society)
Thursday, October 16 Utah Valley University Library Sutherland Archives and the Utah State Archives Basic Archives Seminar 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Utah Valley University Library Sutherland Archives Orem

Any members of record-keeping organizations in Wasatch, Utah, Juab, and Millard Counties, who have interest in or responsibility for historic records, are invited to attend.

Contact Catherine McIntyre, 801-863-8821, mcintyca@uvu.edu, for information.
Thursday, October 16 University of Utah, Marriott Library Utah Ski Affair Annual banquet 6 p.m.
Little America Hotel
500 South Main
Salt Lake City

Reservation deadline, October 4, 2008, Call 581-3421 after 10/04/08

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Wednesday, October 22 Utah State Historical Records Advisory Board and the Utah State Archives and Records Service Regional Repository Training 9 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Utah State Archives Courtyard Meeting Room
346 S Rio Grande Street (455 West)
Salt Lake City

Registration limited to 50 participants. Please RSVP by October 15 by contacting Janell Tuttle, JTUTTLE@utah.gov.

“Basics of Archives” training, presented by Rosemary Cundiff and Janell Tuttle (Utah State Archives and Records Service)

“How to Evaluate and Build a Digital Collection,” presented by Jamie J. Weeks (Assistant to the University Librarian, Weber State University Stewart Library)
Wednesday, October 22 Weber State University Water in the West Series 7 to 9 p.m.
WSU Stewart Library, 2nd Floor
Hetzel-Hoellein Room

Professor Donald E. Worster (Joyce and Elizabeth Hall Professor of U.S. History, University of Kansas)

"The True Wealth of Nations: Theodore Roosevelt and the American Conservation Ethic." This election year, like so many others, brings up the name of Theodore Roosevelt as a model of presidential leadership on environmental matters. But it is not always clear today what Roosevelt stood for or accomplished and how he might serve as a model. His legacy is great and profound, but also more complicated and disturbing than candidates or voters may realize. That legacy now raises many questions. We need to understand this president's ideas on conservation better and ask whether they are still relevant today. Free and open to the public.

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Wednesday, October 29 Utah State Archives and Records Service Research class and tour 5 - 6 p.m.
Utah State Archives Courtyard Meeting Room
346 S Rio Grande Street (455 West)
Salt Lake City

"Wake the Dead," family history sources and research around Utah; includes a tour of the research center

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