Utah Archives MonthOctober 2009

Documenting the Human Experience

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
October Brigham Young University Photo Exhibit "160 Years of Photography"
October Utah Valley University Library Sutherland Archives Exhibit Tribute to past school president Wilson W. Sorensen, who was president of the school from 1946 to 1982.

Exhibit of photographs, documents, and memorabilia from the Archives which commemorate the history of UVU as it evolved and grew from Central Utah Vocational School in 1942 to Utah Valley University in 2008.
October Salt Lake County Records Management and Archives Online Exhibit "Documenting the Changing Face of the American West: A Look at Salt Lake County's Agricultural Past."Today Salt Lake County is full of high-tech businesses, shopping complexes, and growing subdivisions.  However, not long ago agriculture was a prominent part of the County's economic and social way of life.   Take a look at its past through photographs and documents at the Salt Lake County Archives website, www.archives.slco.org.
October 1 LDS Church History Library Lecture 7 p.m.
Church History Library
15 E. North Temple
Salt Lake City, UT

Controlling your Posterity from Beyond the Grave: Writing a Journal That Will Touch the Lives of Your Descendants.   Jeff Anderson, Archivist, Church History Library.

For more information call (801) 240-2272.
October 5-29 Utah State History Exhibit Rio Grande Depot
300 S. Rio Grande St.
Salt Lake City, UT 84101
(801) 533-3500
Monday - Thursday, 7 a.m. to 6 p.m.

"To Have and to Hold: Wedding Customs in Utah History," is an exhibit featuring photographs, wedding dresses, artifacts, and manuscripts documenting the celebration of marriage.
October 7 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

Janina Chilton, State Hospital historian, will examine the history of the State Hospital.
October 8 LDS Church History Library Lecture 7 p.m.
Church History Library
15 E. North Temple
Salt Lake City, UT

Grandpa’s Journal:  How to Get It Out of the Sock Drawer and into the Hands of Descendants.  Scott Simkins, Conservator, Family History Library

For more information call (801) 240-2272.
October 14 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

Laurie Bryant, retired paleontologist and citizen historian, will
present "Away from the Smoke and Dust: A Century on Salt Lake City's East Bench," a slideshow and talk on the history of the 15th & 15th neighborhood.
October 21 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

Alan Barnett, lead reference archivist at the Utah State Archives,
will discuss the growth and development of Sugar House, including a history of the territorial prison.
October 28 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," a popular class on family history sources and research in Utah, will be presented by Tony Castro, reference archivist at the Utah State Archives, on October 28. A tour of the research center is included.
October 29 LDS Church History Library Lecture 7 p.m.
Church History Library
15 E. North Temple
Salt Lake City, UT

For the Love of Letters: Collecting Personal Correspondence. Brad Westwood, Collections Development Manager, Church History Library

For more information call (801) 240-2272.

For questions or to add information to this page contact Glen Fairclough. Maintained by Utah State Archives and Records Service.

Last updated September 22, 2009

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