Utah Archives Month 2018

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
September 17-November 12 Utah State Archives and Records Service The World Remembers Names Display and Exhibit The World Remembers project wil display the names of the men and women killed in WWI from 1918-1922, including the soldiers from Utah. Each name will be displayed simultaneously around the world. The names will run from September 17 - November 11. (More information can be found at www.theworldremembers.org). The exhibit will focus on Utah's participation in the War.

Utah State Archives and Records Service, lobby
346 South Rio Grande St
Salt Lake City, UT
October 2 Harold B. Lee Library, Brigham Young University Conservation Roadshow The library’s Head Conservator of Rare Books and Manuscripts, Chris McAfee, hosts a “Conservation Roadshow” where the public is invited to bring their own rare books, diaries, documents, and photographs to the library for evaluation and advice on preservation.
October 2 - 5 Salt Lake County Archives
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Society of American Archivists (SAA)
SAA DAS Bootcamp The Salt Lake County Archives will be hosting SAA's DAS Bootcamp. SAA (Society of American Archivists) is committed to providing education and training to ensure that archivists adopt appropriate practices for appraising, capturing, preserving, and providing access to electronic records. They've developed the Digital Archives Specialist (DAS) Curriculum and Certificate Program to provide archivists with the information and tools they need to manage the demands of born-digital records. For more information: https://saa.archivists.org/events/das-bootcamp/896/ . Registration required.

Salt Lake County Archives
5600 W 4504 S
West Valley City, UT
October 3 Utah State Archives and Records Service WWI Kent Powell will be speaking on Utah and the Great War at the Utah State Archives and Records Service building.

Noon to 1:00 p.m.
346 South Rio Grande St
Salt Lake City, UT
October 4 Harold B. Lee Library, Brigham Young University The Mummy's Hand The library’s new film curator, Ben Harry, will present a public screening of the classic 1940 horror film , The Mummy's Hand on Thursday, October 4 at 7:30 pm in the Harold B. Lee Library Auditorium (on the 1st floor of the library). This film was a follow-up to the original Mummy film and it was popular enough to spawn three sequels of its own.
October 10 Utah State Archives and Records Service Archives 101 Alan Barnett will be teaching Archives 101 at the Lehi Hutchings Museum. Contact the State Archives for registration information.

Lehi Hutchings Museum
55 N Center Street
Lehi, UT
October 10 Utah State Archives and Records Service Sharing Valuable Family Records Rebekkah Shaw and her family discovered interesting family letters dating back to WWI, but everyone wanted a copy. She will discuss how her family handled sharing the records while ensuring the preservation of the original. Lecture will include information about digitization and transcription.

Noon to 1:00 p.m.
346 South Rio Grande St
Salt Lake City, UT
October 10 Harold B. Lee Library, Brigham Young University Calvin S. Smith—Utah “Fighting Chaplain” in the Great War Lecture by Dr. Kenneth L. Alford, Ph.D., on Calvin Smith, the son of Church president Joseph F. Smith. He served as one of only three Latter-day Saint chaplains during World War I. Wounded twice in front-line combat and recommended for a battlefield promotion, Chaplain Smith actively participated during three major offensives in France and Belgium. Calvin S. Smith—Utah “Fighting Chaplain” in the Great War will take place in the library’s Alice Louise Reynolds Auditorium on Wednesday, October 10 at 4:00 pm.
October 16 L. Tom Perry Special Collections, Harold B. Lee Library, Brigham Young University Hold a First Edition Book of Mormon “Hold a First Edition Book of Mormon Day” is scheduled for October 16 from 3:00 to 5:00 pm. It will be held in the 3rd floor atrium just past the main library entrance, or on the second floor of the library if construction impedes the event. Each year the archivists go to the library’s vaults and bring out one or two copies of the famous book. Everyone is invited to hold it and learn the story of how and where it was made. Participants also get a quick lesson in rare book handling and care.
October 17 Utah State Archives and Records Service A War to End War? Making Sense of the First World War Dr. Tammy Proctor of USU will speak regarding Gender and WWI.

Noon to 1:00 p.m.
346 South Rio Grande St
Salt Lake City, UT
October 20 Harold B. Lee Library, Brigham Young University Home Movie Day “Home Movie Day” is on Saturday, October 20, from noon until 4:00 pm. Families are invited to bring a home movie and screen it in the Special Collections classroom. Projectors and screens will be provided and experts on film will be on hand to give advice on where to find help transferring films to digital formats as well as how to preserve old films and related materials for your family.
October 24 Utah State Archives and Records Service Noble Warrum's Utah in the World War Alan Barnett of the Utah State Archives and Beau Burgess of the Fort Douglas Military Museum will discuss their project to understand Noble Warrum's book Utah in the World War (written in 1924) and how they are working to identify what has happened to the original copies of the book.

Noon to 1:00 p.m.
346 South Rio Grande St
Salt Lake City, UT
October 31 Utah State Archives and Records Service "Sugar Panic Saturday" - Sugar rations and sugar hoarding in Utah during World War I Steve Thain will discuss food rationing, sugar hoarding, and the Housewives Vigilance League.

Noon to 1:00 p.m.
346 South Rio Grande St
Salt Lake City, UT
October 27 Utah State Archives and Records Service Fort Douglas Post Cemetery Tour The Utah State Archives will staff booths at the Fort Douglas Cemetery to provide information on gravestone markings, and the records that we preserve related to Utah's soldiers.

Fort Douglas Cemetery
405 Chipeta Way
Salt Lake City, UT

Submit Your Event. For questions or to add information to this page contact statearchives@utah.gov. Maintained by Utah State Archives and Records Service.

Last updated October 1, 2018

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