Utah and the Great War: Ready and Willing

Archives Month 2018

Beginning September 17, 2018

We’ll kick off Archives Month early on September 17th with an updated lobby exhibit in conjunction with the international project, The World Remembers. This project will display the names of the men and women killed in WWI during 1918 and the official deaths from 1919, 1920, 1921, and 1922.  Utahns will be included in the display as they were indeed ready and willing to support the war effort. Each name will be displayed simultaneously around the world and run until November 11th -- Armistice Day. (More information can be found at www.theworldremembers.org).

Every Wednesday in October at noon, the Archives will host a lecture on the Great War and/or related historical records (Address 346 S. Rio Grande St. SLC, UT 84101).

On October 3rd, the Archives will also be participating in the national #AskAnArchivistDay sponsored by the Society of American Archivists. 

The Archives will also be staffing booths at the Fort Douglas Cemetery Tour on Saturday, October 27, where we will be highlighting our World War I records.

For more information for Archives Month events sponsored by Utah archives and special collections check out utaharchivesmonth.org

If you have any questions, contact Rae Gifford at statearchives@utah.gov

  • October 3rd: Utah and World War I: The Lighter Side of the War Experience with Kent Powell
  • October 10th: Sharing Valuable Family records with Rebekkah Shaw and Nathan Gardner
    Come learn about a great WWI Family History Rebekkah Shaw made and how to help everyone in the family access the records. (Includes discussions about digitization and transcription of personal family records)
  • October 17th: A War to End War? Making Sense of the First World War with Dr. Tammy Proctor from Utah State University
  • October 24th: Noble Warrum's Utah in the World War with Beau Burgess (Fort Douglas) and Alan Barnett
  • October 31st: Sugar Panic Saturday: Sugar rations and sugar hoarding in Utah during World War I with Steve Thain
  • Page Last Updated September 21, 2018.