Series 30224
Providence (Utah) Oral history project records

Dates: 2005-2008.

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These records are housed in the Utah State Archives' permanent storage room.

Scope and Content

This series contains records from projects undertaken to "provide a more personal look at the history of Providence by collecting oral histories from various people in the community." The oral history projects were conducted with a view toward publishing an updated community history for the 2009 Sesquicentennial of the founding of Providence. The project was funded jointly by the City of Providence, Utah Humanities Council, and Utah Division of State History. The Providence Historic Preservation Commission selected interviewees with the intention of representing a cross-section of the community. The initial round of interviews were conducted by Rachel Gianni in 2005 and 2006. A second round was conducted by Randy Williams and Lisa Duskin-Goede in 2008. The series contains editing drafts of the 2005-2006 interview transcripts, along with reports for each interview round, containing final transcripts and other supporting materials. It also includes some photographic prints related to the interviews.


Generally chronological by interview date.

Research Note

Additional copies of many of the records in this series can be found in collection Folk Coll 53 at the Utah State University Merrill-Cazier Library Special Collections. Additional copies of transcripts from 2008, along with corresponding audio recordings can be found in collection MSS B 1688 at the Utah Division of State History. Audio recordings may also be in the possession of Providence City.

Custody History

Providence City transferred the records in the series to the State Archives in May 2021.

Access Restrictions

This series is classified as Public.

Preferred Citation

Cite the Utah State Archives and Records Service, the creating agency name, the series title, and the series number.

Processing Note

This series was archivally processed by Alan B. Barnett in December 2021.

Container List

1 Draft interview transcripts; 2005 Oct-2006 Oct
1 Interviewee release forms
1 Interviewee bio sheets
1 Miscellaneous photos, etc.
1 Final interview transcripts; 2005 Aug-2006 Oct
Final interview transcripts; 2008 Mar-Aug

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