Utah Archives Month 2010

Saving Utah's Heritage

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.

“Archivists bring the past to the present. They’re records collectors and protectors, keepers of memory. They organize unique, historical materials, making them available for current and future research.”- Lisa Lewis

Governor's Declaration2010 Declaration

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

2010 Declaration by Governor Gary Herbert

Calendar of Events

Date Institution Event Description
October Utah Valley University
Library & Sutherland Archives
Exhibit Commemorating the 50th Anniversary of UVU's Utah Fire and Rescue Academy (UFRA) and of Fire Training in Utah. Including archival holdings of historic photos and brochures of the firefighter training and rescue training programs.
October Salt Lake County Archives Exhibit Salt Lake County Archives is presenting an online exhibit titled “On the Home Front: The Salt Lake County Civilian Defense Council.”  This exhibit will highlight the history of Salt Lake County’s participation in the war effort during World War II. 

View the online exhibit at archives.slco.org
October Weber State University Stewart Library Exhibit Photograph display on the Dee School of Nursing: 1910-1955.  This 8 panel exhibit documents the history of the nursing school through photographs and oral histories conducted with alumni. 

Top floor of the Stewart Library and viewable during library hours (Monday - Thursday, 7:00 a.m. - 11:00 p.m.; Friday 7:00 a.m.- 6:00 p.m.; Saturday 10:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.; Sunday 1:00 p.m.-9:00 p.m. ).
September 29 LDS Church History Library Meeting Conference of Intermountain Archivists Fall Caucus

“Donor Agreements and Negotiations (issues and challenges)”
Joseph Smith Memorial Building
15 East South Temple
Salt Lake City, Utah

Free. More information at cimarchivists.org
October 1-2 LDS Church History Library Open House Friday, October 1, 5 – 9 p.m.
Saturday, October 2, Noon - 2 p.m.; 4 –9 p.m.
15 East North Temple
Salt Lake City, Utah

Treasures of the Collection Open House
Enjoy a rare and unique display of historical items from the archives of the Church History Library. View seldom seen historic books, photographs, manuscripts, journals, and minutes relating to the history of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

View Flyer
October 8 Southern Utah University Sherratt Library Gala 6:30 p.m.
SUU Gerald R. Sherratt Library

"An Evening With Friends"
2nd Annual Sherratt Library Gala.  Spotlighting the William R. Palmer Paiute Collection.  There will be food, entertainment, and presentations of SUU authors along with demonstrations on locating and sharing family histories.
October 14 LDS Church History Library Lecture 7 p.m.
Church History Library
15 East North Temple Street
Salt Lake City, Utah

Women’s History Lecture Series
Historian Brittany A. Chapman will be presenting “From Plain to Plane: The Travels of Ruth May Fox for the Young Ladies’ Mutual Improvement Association, 1898-1956.” 
October 27 Utah Valley University
Library & Sutherland Archives
Lecture 1 - 2 p.m.
UVU Library Auditorium
LI 120

Steve Lutz from UVU's Utah Fire and Rescue Academy will talk about the history UFRA and of emergency service training in Utah, and also about firefighters who have lost their lives in the line of duty.
October 27 Utah State Archives Lecture 12 - 1 p.m.
Courtyard Meeting Room
346 S. Rio Grande St.
Salt Lake City, Utah

"Opening Zion: A Scrapbook of the National Parks First Official Tourists"

When Melissa Clark purchased a box of old scrapbooks online, she knew only that she had bought something relating to the University of Utah and Zion Park. What came in the mail was much more than she had expected. Instead of random mementos, two albums arrived full of photographs and newspaper clippings dating to 1920 that document a trip made by six young women from the University of Utah into the newly formed Zion National Park. With text by John Clark, the scrapbooks are now the basis of a one-of-a-kind publication. John Clark will speak on finding the collection, its value, and its publication. John Clark is author of the Motor Tales series and an avid scholar of Utah automobile history.
October 28-29 Emery County Archives Open House 12 - 5 p.m.
Old Courthouse Building, Main Street
Emery, Utah

Come see pieces of history such as a prom dress and well worn shoes from the Depression--the shoes illustrate how difficult times were;  an Icelandic sweater knitted and worn by one of the Icelanders who settled in Cleveland; a missionary suitcase filled with books and pamphlets and journals of a mission to Denmark in 1913; a stereoscope with dozens of 3-D cards open to the public for viewing; old Emery County Bank display with a section of the teller cage; Shawn Bradley's professional basket ball jerseys; Emery County Progress books of newspapers from 1900; Articles of Incorporation of canal companies, churches, clubs, etc.; And much, much more! We will have the microfilm reader set up ready to search through town, school, or cemetery records and a laptop scrolling through the hundreds of photographs housed in the Archives.

More information at emerycountyarchives.blogspot.com

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

Last updated August 23, 2011

Image of Beaver County Courthouse from letterhead part of Utah State Archives collections.

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