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Utah Archives Month 2006

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 Council for State Historical Records Coordinators (COSHRC).

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Governor's Declaration

Each year, the Governor of Utah has the opportunity to formally declare October as Archives Month. View the 2006 Declaration by Governor Jon M. Huntsman.

Calendar of Events

Date Institution Event Description
Thursday, September 21 Utah State University
Merrill Library Special Collections
12th Annual Leonard J. Arrington Mormon History Lecture “Brigham Young, the Council of the Twelve, and the Latter-day Saint Investigation of the Mountain Meadows Massacre,” presented by Thomas G. Alexander in the Logan Tabernacle, 50 North Main Street, Logan, 7 p.m. The lecture is free and all are invited.
Wednesday and Thursday, October 4-5
Weber State University Stewart Library Archives and Special Collections
Sixth Annual Utah Construction/Utah International Symposium: “Utah Goes International”
  • Wednesday, Oct. 4, 9 a.m. to 12 noon, Library staff will be available to assist symposium attendees with their research in the Utah Construction/Utah International collection
  • Wednesday, Oct. 4, 2 p.m., Opening reception and photographic exhibit of building projects between 1947-1969
  • Wednesday, Oct. 4, 3 p.m., Lecture: “Edmund Littlefield and the Modernization of Utah Construction,” Susan Matt, associate professor of history, WSU, 2006 Utah International Center Fellow
  • Thursday, Oct. 5, 8:15-9 a.m., Continental Breakfast
  • Thursday, Oct. 5, 9 a.m., Lecture: “The Evolution of a Managerial Style: Marriner Eccles in the Public and Private Sector,” Stephen Francis, assistant professor of history, WSU, 2006 Utah International Center Fellow
  • Thursday, Oct. 5, 10-11:15 a.m., Panel Discussion, “Researching Marriner Eccles, Edmund Littlefield, and Utah International: A Conversation with the 2006 Utah International Fellows,” Stephen Francis and Susan Matt, faculty fellows; Rebecca Anderson, Michelle Braeden, Kathleen Broeder, and Rebecca Mueller, student fellows

Friday, October 6-7 Westminster College
Converse Hall Centennial Anniversary Celebration.
  • Friday, Oct. 6, 2 p.m. A celebration will be held at the O.C. Tanner Plaza, on the west side of Converse Hall. An exhibit consisting of historical photographs and a narrative will be inside Converse Hall.
  • Saturday, Oct. 7, 10:00 a.m. to 12 noon. Converse Hall. Room Number will be posted in Converse Hall. Detailed lecture with slides by Dr. Douglas Brackenridge, Professor of Religion Emeritus, Trinity University, San Antonio. He wrote the book about the history of Westminster College and is an authority on the history of the Presbyterian Church.
Friday, October 13 Brigham Young University's L. Tom Perry Special Collections Exhibit: WWII Pearl Harbor and Beyond
  • Friday, October 13, 10 a.m., “The Uniqueness of the LDS Veteran,” Don Norton
  • Friday, October 13, 11 a.m., “A Modern Helaman’s Army,” Frank W. Clawson, Colonel, USAF (Ret.)
  • Friday, October 13, 12 noon- 12:50 p.m., Lunch
  • Friday, October 13, 1 p.m., “World War II: Life on the LDS Homefront,” Ken Alford
  • Friday, October 13, 2 p.m., “Nurses at War,” Patricia Rushton
  • Friday, October 13, 3 p.m., Optional Tour of the Exhibit
Friday, October 20
Conference of Inter-Mountain Archivists (CIMA)
Utah fall caucus in Logan, 9 a.m.-4 p.m.
Workshop on intellectual property, marketing plans, presentation of Everett C. Cooley Award to Bernice Maher Mooney, former archivist for the Catholic Diocese of Salt Lake City
Wednesday, October 25
Utah State Historical Society
“Wallace Stegner's Utah Connection” by Bill Mulder
This event is cosponsored by Utah State Archives and Utah State Historical Society, as a continuation of the USHS Annual Meeting, but in conjunction with Utah Archives Month. Special thanks to Dan Johnson and Chevron.
Courtyard Meeting Room
Utah State Archives
346 S Rio Grande St
Salt Lake City.
12 noon-1 p.m. Free.
Friday, October 27
Utah History Research Center
Research classes, 9 a.m.-4 p.m.
Courtyard Meeting Room, Utah State Archives, 346 S Rio Grande Street, Salt Lake City. Free.
  • Legislative History research class presented by James Kichas and Brandon Metcalf, processing and reference archivists at the Utah State Archives, 9 a.m.
  • Community History research class presented by Alan Barnett (Utah State Archives) and Doug Misner (Utah State Historical Society), 10 a.m.
  • “Wake the Dead,” Family History research class, presented by James Kichas (Utah State Archives) and Melissa Ferguson (Utah State Historical Society), 11 a.m.
  • “Family History Sources in the LDS Church Archives and How to Use Them” research class, presented by Jay Burrup (LDS Church Historical Department), 1 p.m.
  • Tips and hints and doing oral histories research class presented by Matt Heiss (LDS Church Historical Department), 2 p.m.
  • Tips and hints and how to write a journal class presented by Jeffery O. Johnson (LDS Church Historical Department), 3 p.m.
Thursday, November 2 University of Utah Marriott Library
Utah Ski Affair
Utah Ski Archives Banquet, Little America Hotel, 500 South Main, Salt Lake City, 6 p.m. Reservation deadline, October 26, 2006, Call 581-8558 after 10/26/06
Wednesday, November 8 Salt Lake County Records Management and Archives
SAA Workshop (Describing Archives: A Content Standard)

Introductory workshop to provide professional archivists with practical strategies for implementing DACS. Co-sponsor: Salt Lake County Records Management and Archives. Utah State University Extension Training Room (S1008), Salt Lake County Government Center, 2001 South State Street, Salt Lake City, 8:30 a.m.–5 p.m.
Thursday and Friday, November 9-10
Salt Lake County Records Management and Archives
SAA Workshop (MARC According to DACS: Archival Cataloging to the New Descriptive Standard)
Extensive 2-day review of the revision of SAA’s Archival Cataloging as a Component of Description (ACCD) - enhanced by the addition of information about the relationship with the new descriptive standard Describing Archives: A Content Standard, full MARC 21 coding, and a subject analysis and authority work as they apply to archival cataloging. Co-sponsor: Salt Lake County Records Management and Archives. Utah State University Extension Training Room (S1008), Salt Lake County Government Center, 2001 South State Street, Salt Lake City, 9 a.m.–5 p.m.

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Last updated October 11, 2006

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